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Linksys AC1750 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit, Smart Wi-Fi App Enabled to Control Your Network from Anywhere (EA6500)
Linksys AC1750 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit, Smart Wi-Fi App Enabled to Control Your Network from Anywhere (EA6500)
Price: Click here to see our price
73 used & new from $62.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ease of Setup. Good Data Rates and Coverage Economically Priced, December 8, 2014
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Easy to set up. If you have any questions (during the first year) you can call the 24hr Linksys telephone support. Good coverage throughout a large home and fast data rates. Available at a price about 60% of retail an excellent value. I would appreciate any advice on getting Comcast to eliminate fees for Wifi Router on a package price? But the router is an excellent choice.


StriVectinLABS Facial Toner
StriVectinLABS Facial Toner
Price: $199.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Expensive for the unit. Moderately challenging to set up. Results take an extended use., December 8, 2014
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I ordered this for my 80+ year old mother who lives in the family unit. The unpacking and assembly were somewhat confusing. This machine is reminiscent of a "Relaxisizer" electrical body massager that we had over 30 years ago , and of course it is a razor and blades or inkjet printer and refills situation. Having had the product for a few weeks we have so far seen no difference (as could be expected)--but other users have seen an improvement in skin tone over a longer period. With careful conservation of the applicators and a clean face the enclosed materials could last for a 12 week treatment, and at $20.00 additional pads are only moderately expensive. We'll have to see how my mother likes it over the longer run.


Remington Products Lithium Powered Rotary Shaver, Get Into The Swing, XR1340GOLF
Remington Products Lithium Powered Rotary Shaver, Get Into The Swing, XR1340GOLF
Price: $178.41
2 used & new from $155.97

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Expensive Branding & Styling Effort With Remington Wet/Dry Shaver Moderate Success With Tough Beard, December 4, 2014
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This line of Remington Savers, in which I received the Racing (NASCAR?) Shaver rather than the In the Swing Golf Shaver is a premium branding effort, with Remington Wet Dry Shavers priced in the $200.00 range. Except for a convenient carrying case some decal-based styling and a 3-month subscription to a multi-magazine mobile (App) subscription I saw little difference between this shaver and otherwise similar Remington wet/dry electric shavers retailing in the $80.00 range. On initial trial with my admittedly rough beard I got a reasonably (but not very) close shave, which on the other similar models gradually deteriorated with wear on the blades until the blades or shaver is replaced. Except for those like myself who cannot use the Norelco product I can only moderately recommend this shaver and certainly not at the $200.00 price point.


Baofeng Pofung GT-1 UHF 400-470MHz FM Two-way Ham Radio, 16 Channels, 1800mAh Battery (Yellow)
Baofeng Pofung GT-1 UHF 400-470MHz FM Two-way Ham Radio, 16 Channels, 1800mAh Battery (Yellow)
Offered by Sanatop
Price: $29.99
2 used & new from $19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Sound for the Price. No Display. Programming Requires Separately Purchased Cable. FCC License Requirements?, November 24, 2014
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Great Sound for the Price. No Display. Programming Requires Separately Purchased Cable. FCC License Requirements?

Like several of the other reviewers with FCC Licenses I own and am quite willing to pay the incremental costs of the Bofeng 5R+ with Displays and Keypad Control as well as greater programmability. The primary intended use for this device with fixed channels on UHF (No VHF) seems to be as a walkie talkie, but I have two questions about its application in this respect. I believe most UHF bands require at least a Technician Class FCC Amateur License and for fixed channel use you would probably want to acquire two units in a single package. Like many Chinese radio's the sound is excellent and the radio would seem to make use of DSP technology.


Pinnacle Studio 18
Pinnacle Studio 18
Price: $59.95
20 used & new from $57.94

4.0 out of 5 stars Basic in features for the advanced video editor, but overly complex for the novice home videoographer., November 23, 2014
This review is from: Pinnacle Studio 18 (CD-ROM)
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Basic in features for the advanced video editor, but overly complex for the novice home videoographer. For the home user who is new to all video editing this "Basic" version with 1500 features is two complex in its arrangement and Graphical User Interface, Yet at the same time it is the least feature rich version for the experienced videographer. In a market where iMovie for the MAC is the
benchmark in ease of use, Im afraid there was not enough testing and simplification here for the novice user.


PhysiciansCare 90423 Handheld Portable Crank Radio with Flashlight
PhysiciansCare 90423 Handheld Portable Crank Radio with Flashlight
Offered by Beach Audio
Price: $36.14
5 used & new from $30.09

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compact, Moderately Priced, Good Sound & Tuning & Adequate LED Flashlight (No NOAA Weather Alerts), November 22, 2014
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Compact, and moderately priced, with good sound and tuning, and an adequate led flashlight. Some slight drawbacks are no tuning for NOAA Weather Alerts (very useful under storm conditions), no means for non-crank charging (as a another similar Midland Emergency Radio has), and no obvious means of replacing the battery. It comes fully charged and has excellent sound for all local AM/FM stations (without need --at least for AM for use of the antenna). It can reach high volumes as may be useful in home emergencies and blackouts. It also has a DC out for charging of other devices although the instructions do not say how to plug this jack into other devices.


Cyberlink PhotoDirector 6 Ultra
Cyberlink PhotoDirector 6 Ultra
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13 used & new from $49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A well-designed and humanly-oriented photo editing suite usable with MAC OS X or Windows, November 20, 2014
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A well-designed and humanly-oriented photo editing suite usable with MAC OS X or Windows. While as powerful as the full Creative Suite Photoshop available by subscription, it is much more user friendly (and uses photo collector/snapshot enthusiast terminology rather than that of photo editors and is much more accessible than Photoshop Essentials. An interesting, but time limited feature is the cloud storage available through this product; but given the one year limitation I would still prefer to use Picassa.


Bloggers Boot Camp: Learning How to Build, Write, and Run a Successful Blog
Bloggers Boot Camp: Learning How to Build, Write, and Run a Successful Blog
by Charlie White
Edition: Paperback
Price: $26.83
40 used & new from $20.83

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handbook of Journalist Blogging. Good Balance Between Content Creation and Technical Advice, November 20, 2014
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Most handbooks on blogging emphasize the technical details of dealing with content management systems such as Wordpress or Photoshop to the exclusion of suggestions on how to create pleasing professional content. This guide written by distinguished journalist bloggers maintains a good balance between advice on content and on the technical aspects of hosting a blog. It (the Boot Camp guide) is mostly directed at those who wish to create and maintain journalistic content of the widest interest. I found it somewhat less applicable to creating notes on a specialized topic of narrow interest. But the input of these blogger/journalists is excellent and valuable to anyone who writes or create online.


FE Other Disciplines Review Manual
FE Other Disciplines Review Manual
by Michael R. Lindeburg PE
Edition: Paperback
Price: $231.29
24 used & new from $150.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Summary of topic covered in the exam and one well solved and explained problem of each type, November 2, 2014
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I am not a beginning engineer seeking to fulfill the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, but this handbook seems adequate for this purpose. Brief explanations of each area are provided along with a solved problem of each type in the exam. A separate workbook with multiple solved problems is available. I am a computer systems person and sought this volume to improve my maker and technical skills in several areas one can indeed obtain a smattering of knowledge by paging through the contents in a variety of engineering and mathematical areas. But there is neither a lengthy summary of each engineering area, nor a variety of solved problem, just one of each type.


Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo Khaki/Black - Connected toy - Wide angle FPV camera - FreeFlight 3 App iOS, Android & Windows Phone - WiFi
Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo Khaki/Black - Connected toy - Wide angle FPV camera - FreeFlight 3 App iOS, Android & Windows Phone - WiFi
Offered by GRL Recoveries
Price: $217.99
18 used & new from $159.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for hacking, a little delicate in construction, could work with laptops (doesn't). Internally Linux EXT/IOS & Android, November 2, 2014
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Excellent for hacking, a little delicate in construction, could work with laptops (but doesn't). This member of a family of drones and other intelligent electronics is designed and developed in France and assembled (manufactured) in China. The Internal Development Software is based upon Linux and development software is downloadable from Parrot's Website. I was unable to see whether there is (or will be) a laptop-compatible Windows 8.1 version but so far it seems it is only available for IOS/Android and Window for Phone. The construction seems a little delicate but that is probably due to its jumping aerodynamics and weight limitations. An excellent fun product.


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