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T-fal Zen Ceramic Chef's Knife, 6-Inch
T-fal Zen Ceramic Chef's Knife, 6-Inch
Price: $23.21
2 used & new from $22.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice knife. PROs and CONs., May 31, 2015
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It's razor sharp. A lot depends on how long that sharp edge lasts, because you can't sharpen it, of course. You have to be extra careful to keep it from chipping, and there are some other precautions (see Note 1).

PROs:

- Razor sharp
- Can't rust
- Nice clean look

CONs:

- I wish the handle was 1/2" longer. The feel is not great in my average-sized male hand.
- Can't resharpen. Yet another a "disposable" in the name of convenience.
- Ceramic knife precautions (see Note 1)
- A little expensive when selling for $22. Shop around.

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Note 1: Precautions mentioned in the instructions:

- Always store in its protective sheath
- The blade could break or chip. The tip is particularly fragile.
- Do not use with frozen food or bones
- If broken or chipped, throw the knife and food away. Be careful with broken pieces.

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Cell Phone Holder Vent Mount Cradle for  Cars works great For all Iphones 6/5s/5/4s/4,  Universal For   Smartphones  Samsung Galaxy  S6/ S5/S4/S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4/3/2, HTC One, Nexus 4, Lg Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 920
Cell Phone Holder Vent Mount Cradle for Cars works great For all Iphones 6/5s/5/4s/4, Universal For Smartphones Samsung Galaxy S6/ S5/S4/S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 4/3/2, HTC One, Nexus 4, Lg Nexus 4, Nokia Lumia 920
Offered by KAI-shop
Price: $2.33
54 used & new from $1.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple design that works, May 31, 2015
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PROs:

* Simple and compact
* Nice price when selling for under $4
- It works with both my vehicles...even the round "eyeball" vent on my Miata.

CONs:

- None so far

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- In cold weather, close off the vent where your phone is mounted. Blasting hot air onto your phone is not good for the battery and maybe not great for the phone either.

- The rubber mounting fingers...rotate them to work with thicker or thinner vent louvers.

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If you search "Air vent phone mount" on amazon you will probably see this same item sold under various brands for about $8-$18. Lots of reviews and Q&A.

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The manufacturer gave me this item for review. I believe my review is impartial.

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Car Mount,GULAKI 2-in-1 Car Mount and Car Air Vent Phone Mount,Mobile Phone Car Holder,Phone Cradle - Universal Fit - Secure Cell Phone/GPS to Windshield or Air Vent in Vehicle - Installs in Seconds - Padded, Adjustable Grips for Safety and Security - Hands Down the Best Mount You'll Own! -Easy-to-use Universal Car Mount for Smartphones, Gps, Premium Windshield Dashboard Car Mount Holder for Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 Note 4 Note 3 Note 2, Htc One Max M8 M7, Iphone 6 Plus 6 5 4, and All Other Smartphones - Black Color - 2 Year Warranty Included
Car Mount,GULAKI 2-in-1 Car Mount and Car Air Vent Phone Mount,Mobile Phone Car Holder,Phone Cradle - Universal Fit - Secure Cell Phone/GPS to Windshield or Air Vent in Vehicle - Installs in Seconds - Padded, Adjustable Grips for Safety and Security - Hands Down the Best Mount You'll Own! -Easy-to-use Universal Car Mount for Smartphones, Gps, Premium Windshield Dashboard Car Mount Holder for Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 Note 4 Note 3 Note 2, Htc One Max M8 M7, Iphone 6 Plus 6 5 4, and All Other Smartphones - Black Color - 2 Year Warranty Included
Offered by GULAKI
Price: $17.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Clunky and complicated, May 31, 2015
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Some engineer went crazy designing this thing. Compare it to Gulaki's Compact phone mount (also sold under other brands) which solves your problem more beautifully with 1/5 the bulk, 1/5 the moving parts, and 1/3 the cost.

It works as advertised, but you might find it too clunky and complicated. It deserves an instruction manual, which it doesn't have.

Also, the way it hooks to the back side of your vent louvers is a little scary. You could accidentally break your vent louver without trying very hard.

However, each car is different. This might work well for you. Also it has the advantage of holding your phone 2.5 inches away from the vent so it doesn't block air flow, and does not get quite so overheated when hot air is blasting.

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The manufacturer gave me this item for review. I believe my review is impartial.

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Car Mount, GULAKI Universal Air Vent Car Mount Holder- Adjustable Bracket fits Apple iPhone 6, 6+, 5, 5s, 4, 4s - Android Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, Note 3, Motorola, HTC, BlackBerry, Nokia & most other devices *Simple Easy Installation * 360 Degree rotation * This mount is small, slim, lightweight and easily portable * Secure without impeding your visibility * 100% Money Back Guarantee! COLOR- Yellow
Car Mount, GULAKI Universal Air Vent Car Mount Holder- Adjustable Bracket fits Apple iPhone 6, 6+, 5, 5s, 4, 4s - Android Samsung Galaxy S5, S4, Note 3, Motorola, HTC, BlackBerry, Nokia & most other devices *Simple Easy Installation * 360 Degree rotation * This mount is small, slim, lightweight and easily portable * Secure without impeding your visibility * 100% Money Back Guarantee! COLOR- Yellow
Offered by GULAKI
Price: $7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple design that works, May 31, 2015
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PROs:

* Simple and compact
* Nice price when selling for $4
- It works with both my vehicles...even the round "eyeball" vent on my Miata.

CONs:

- None so far

- - - Tips - - -

- In cold weather, close off the vent where your phone is mounted. Blasting hot air onto your phone is not good for the battery and maybe not great for the phone either.

- The rubber mounting fingers...rotate them to work with thicker or thinner vent louvers.

- - - Alternatives - - -

If you search "Air vent phone mount" on amazon you will probably see this same item sold under various brands for about $8-$18. Lots of reviews and Q&A.

- - - Disclosure - - -

The manufacturer gave me this item for review. I believe my review is impartial.

~~~ Comments & questions welcome ~~~


Car Mount, GULAKI CAR Air Vent Phone Mount for iPhone 6 plus,Car Air Vent Holder for Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 Note 4 Note 3 Note 2, Htc One Max M8 M7,iPhone 6 plus,iPhone 6, iPhone 5s/5c/4s/4, Sony Z3 Z2 Z1.Cell Phone Mount For Car & GPS, Completely Hands Free, Perfect As A Desk Stand For LG G2/G3, Nokia 1520, Huawei Mate2, Asus Zenfone 5, Zenfone 6, Gps Navigation,Easy to Use Car GPS Holder for All Smart Phone- Red Color - 2 Year Warranty Included
Car Mount, GULAKI CAR Air Vent Phone Mount for iPhone 6 plus,Car Air Vent Holder for Galaxy S5 S4 S3 S2 Note 4 Note 3 Note 2, Htc One Max M8 M7,iPhone 6 plus,iPhone 6, iPhone 5s/5c/4s/4, Sony Z3 Z2 Z1.Cell Phone Mount For Car & GPS, Completely Hands Free, Perfect As A Desk Stand For LG G2/G3, Nokia 1520, Huawei Mate2, Asus Zenfone 5, Zenfone 6, Gps Navigation,Easy to Use Car GPS Holder for All Smart Phone- Red Color - 2 Year Warranty Included
Offered by GULAKI
Price: $16.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Simple design that works, May 31, 2015
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PROs:

* Simple and compact
- It works with both my vehicles...even the round "eyeball" vent on my Miata.

CONs:

* Too expensive when selling for $17. Look for suppliers at $8 or less.

- - - Tips - - -

- In cold weather, close off the vent where your phone is mounted. Blasting hot air onto your phone is not good for the battery and maybe not great for the phone either.

- The rubber mounting fingers...rotate them to work with thicker or thinner vent louvers.

- - - Alternatives - - -

If you search "Air vent phone mount" on amazon you will probably see this same item sold under various brands for about $8. There are also lots of reviews and Q&A.

** Update: Gulaki currently sells a yellow version for $4.

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The manufacturer gave me this item for review. I believe my review is impartial.

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Intova Floating Multi Grip
Intova Floating Multi Grip
Offered by LeisurePro
Price: $16.95
15 used & new from $16.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Looks and feels like quality, May 18, 2015
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Everything feels solid.

The grip bends to 90-degrees or more as desired. The 6 ball joints are very stiff, which I like.

The locking nut is super easy to grab and use.

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The manufacturer gave me this item for review. I believe my review is impartial.

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Intova Underwater Action Video Light with Camera Bracket Mount fits Standard Tripod Mount
Intova Underwater Action Video Light with Camera Bracket Mount fits Standard Tripod Mount
Offered by JZS Camera & Electronics
Price: $149.00
14 used & new from $149.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice light, no problems, May 18, 2015
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Build quality seems very good.

The cylindrical Lithium ion battery is easily replaced, as you would a regular flashlight battery.

At 6250K, the light is pretty cold, but not ugly.

610 lumens is a lot of light...about 75% of what a 60-watt bulb puts out, but this reflects it all in one direction, of course.

I like that it remembers what brightness you were on (low, medium, or high). You do not have to reset the brightness each time you turn it back on.

I have not tried competing products. I do not have enough exoerience to say if this is a 5-star product.

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The manufacturer gave me this item for review. I believe my review is impartial.

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Intova Nova HD 1080p Video Waterproof Camera
Intova Nova HD 1080p Video Waterproof Camera
Offered by Photo Savings
Price: $199.00
28 used & new from $159.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive, No Problems, May 18, 2015
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This is not an expert's review, but I will share what I noticed.

It looks and feels like top quality.

I took it snorkeling for about an hour. Pics came out great.

I also took some dry-land photos and compared the results to my iPhone 6. Roughly comparable, except the Nova HD is of course wide angle with a fish-eye effect.

The video does not have much fish-eye effect. It's probably just using part of the 12 megapixel sensor. (Cropping out the wide angle portions).

Compared to my friend's GoPro Hero 3, it's nice to have the LCD screen and more control buttons.

I have no disappointments. I do not have enough experience with competing products to declare it 5 stars.

The manufacturer gave me this item for review. I believe my review is impartial.

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Calvin Klein ck one Eau de Toilette, 1.7 fl. oz.
Calvin Klein ck one Eau de Toilette, 1.7 fl. oz.
Price: $49.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Compared to Nautica Classic, May 16, 2015
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Wearing Calvin Klein One does not seem to illicit much response from others. I find it kind of sweet, and prefer a fresher smell like the Nautica Classic. The CK is not over-bearing and lingers just a little while--maybe 3 hours. If you are looking for a smell that defines you, I would not use this one. It seems pretty bland and forgettable.


[Apple MFi Certified] Fenix Lightning to USB Data and Charge Cable 3FT / 0.9M for iPhone 6 (4.7) / Plus (5.5) /5s / 5c / 5, iPad Air / Air 2 / Mini / Mini 2 / iPad (4th Generation), iPod (5th Generation), and iPod Nano (7th Generation) [2 Year Warranty] - Black
[Apple MFi Certified] Fenix Lightning to USB Data and Charge Cable 3FT / 0.9M for iPhone 6 (4.7) / Plus (5.5) /5s / 5c / 5, iPad Air / Air 2 / Mini / Mini 2 / iPad (4th Generation), iPod (5th Generation), and iPod Nano (7th Generation) [2 Year Warranty] - Black
Offered by Bastexwireless - Authorized ZeroLemon Retailer
Price: $7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice cable, Nice price, May 12, 2015
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This cable works fine for charging and syncing my iPhone 6.

The Lightning end will not collide with phone cases, because it's thinner than most 3rd party ends. It's .186" x .335"...almost as thin as Apple's lightning ends.

The cable is longer than stated: 39 inches; 1 meter.

The cable material is glossy and less rubber-like than many other cables.

Nice price when selling for $8. Nice 2-year warranty!

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The manufacturer gave me this item for review. I believe my review is impartial.

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