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Logitech Living-Room Keyboard K410, Wireless Keyboard with Built-In Touchpad for TV-Connected PCs
Logitech Living-Room Keyboard K410, Wireless Keyboard with Built-In Touchpad for TV-Connected PCs
Price: $39.99
4 used & new from $35.19

4.0 out of 5 stars Works just fine, no complaints!, February 9, 2016
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Every now and then, I need the benefit of a big screen TV to do some detailed work. Hooking up a laptop to the TV hasn't been a problem, but working from the laptop has been since even with a long HDMI cable isn't terribly easy. Having the wireless keyboard is very helpful. While the touchpad can feel sluggish at times, I find that it works well enough to do what I need to do, but I would recommend a wireless mouse. Power-wise, it's simple - been using it for a month with 2 AA batteries and I haven't seen any power issues to date. That said, as with any electronic device, I wouldn't leave them in the keyboard if you intend on not using it for quite awhile to avoid the potential for battery leakage.


Quartet Magnetic Dry-Erase Board, 17"x23", White Frame (34608-WT)
Quartet Magnetic Dry-Erase Board, 17"x23", White Frame (34608-WT)
Price: $11.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Good board!, February 2, 2016
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This is a great dry-erase board...one weakness of dry erase boards are the adhesives that are included to hold up the board. The good news, however, is that this dry erase board uses 3M stick pads which are strong, secure, and very dependable. It holds the board securely against our pantry door and the magnetic board is great for holding up sheets of paper as needed.

It's also great for including messages for the entire family as our schedules don't always coincide...reminders, grocery lists, etc., make this a great thing to have!


Belkin MIXIT Metallic USB Home and Wall Charger for Apple and Android devices  (2.4 Amp / 5 Watt), Black
Belkin MIXIT Metallic USB Home and Wall Charger for Apple and Android devices (2.4 Amp / 5 Watt), Black
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Price: $12.00
11 used & new from $10.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great, high amperage adapter, February 2, 2016
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If you're looking for a single outlet that can put out up to 2.4 amps for rapid charging of smartphones, tablets, etc., this is the adapter for you. My only disappointment, however, is that it doesn't come with cables. One has to be careful to ensure that a cable is capable of charging at that rate since some cables are merely data cables that can only handle 0.5 amps. Having the right cable is critical and charging another $2-3 to include a micro USB cable (which is fairly prominent as a charging media these days) would be great.

Other than that, it works well. The plug itself folds into the body, so it transports well without fear of having the prongs damaged is a great feature.


Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - PlayStation 4
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege - PlayStation 4
Price: $50.06
91 used & new from $29.79

4.0 out of 5 stars Great fun...a few drawbacks, however, January 21, 2016
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I will preface this review from the get-go...I have never played a Rainbow Six game before. I've played many first person shooters, but I have often been amused by how everything is "Die Hard"-esque in that you charge in and just shoot a place up.

Rainbow Six Siege will eat those players, chew them up, and spit them out. No game will ever simulate a true firefight, but Rainbow Six is about as close as it gets. Charge into a room...and get lit up. It's that simple. The terrorists or kidnappers in these scenarios don't mess around, don't give you an opening, don't blindly fire 4 miles off the mark to announce their presence...they will (and CAN) kill you as soon as they spot you.

Rainbow Six Siege stresses stealth-based tactical gameplay. Plan your attacks. Know where you're going. Check all avenues for potential threats (including those corners...I can almost hear Apone from Aliens in my head when I'm told to "check those corners!!!"). Find another avenues for ingress/egress. Because barging through the front door and leaving through that same opening is completely out.

You'll have many tools at your disposal including grappling hooks, remote cameras, explosives to breach walls, etc. There's no "right" answer...there's the answer that works for you, keeps you alive, and keeps other assets alive as well. When you breach, be quick and take down targets as soon as possible. If you don't, be prepared to be stormed, flanked, and peppered with bullets, grenades, etc.

In that regard, Rainbow Six has been a breath a fresh (albeit tense!) air.

However, there were certain elements that just negated that all important aspect of suspending disbelief:

1. Breach points. Having plywood walls with yellow "X"s sprayed on them throughout a palatial mansion, for example, took me out of the make-believe world. Why can't they just look like normal walls?
2. Enemy fortifications. In some cases, they just don't make sense. For example, a certain route will be fraught with barbed wire and other nasty little traps. But it makes one wonder...what's the end-game for the bad guys here? Their setup doesn't allow for ease in movement nor escape...are they just planning to live there after this is all over or do they have a plan "B"? Sure, it's a game, but it's a game that prides itself and creating very realistic scenarios...and this one came out at me as a sore thumb.

Despite these drawbacks, the game is still remarkably fun and very challenging. I have even had my Call of Duty-playing nephew try it out (who normally prides himself in maxing everything out in Call of Duty) just so I can amuse myself with watching him get slaughtered in 5 seconds flat. This is no casual game by any means...and it's great for doing what it does. It could just be a little better for a full 5 stars.


Yo-kai Watch Season 1 Watch
Yo-kai Watch Season 1 Watch
Price: $17.99
37 used & new from $12.90

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Superbly annoying, January 3, 2016
This review is from: Yo-kai Watch Season 1 Watch (Toy)
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My daughter is an avid anime collector and I enjoy anime quite a bit myself. But this "watch" (full disclaimer - it does NOT tell time at all, which is also emblazoned on the bottom of the package) merely emits programmed sounds depending on whichever faceplate you put in it. Warning - there are over 100 sold separately.

This is all well and good, but the sound quality coming from this thing makes 80's toys sound realistic. To make matters worse, the "sounds" (the polite word, anyway) that come from it are nails-on-chalkboard annoying. After hearing it 3-4 times in a row, I was ready to chuck it through a window and check on whether it was open or closed afterward. It's THAT bad. It makes the "Bop-It" toy seem an absolute joy to listen to in comparison.

Before judging prematurely, my 12-year old daughter is in the same boat. She's equally perplexed about this item which is easily 2.5 times the size of a conventional watch...that doesn't tell time...and is just simply, in her words, "annoying." I wholeheartedly agree.

You might be tempted to say, however, that it might be suited for a 6- or 7-year old. As big as this watch is, I can easily picture a 6-year old dragging their arm along the floor complaining how much it weighs when it emits its ear-bleeding sounds.

Do. Not. Recommend.
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Mr. Heater MH500LPT Hand Held Torch
Mr. Heater MH500LPT Hand Held Torch
Price: $49.13
15 used & new from $40.97

4.0 out of 5 stars Works extremely well!, December 31, 2015
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This thing is practically a flamethrower. Ok, perhaps that is an exaggeration, but as a hand-held torch, it works extremely well. It took less than 15 seconds to start a fire with logs without having to build one up from smaller pieces of kindling. As big as a flame as this puts out, I'm also fairly certain that it would de-ice and make short work of snow on a driveway as well. My wife has actually used it to burn weeds in our yard; we live in Arizona, so our desert landscaping consisting of decomposed granite certainly doesn't suffer as she makes short work of weeds without having her back suffer for it.

If there is any detriment to this, it would be that it can't really be used for short burns using smaller propane canisters...you've got to use one of the big tanks for sure as it won't connect to anything smaller. Depending on what you're using it for, you may find yourself lugging a big propane canister around with you. If there was a way to use a smaller canister for really short jobs, it'd be perfect.

Other than that, it works very, very well.


Tommie Copper Men's Back Brace, Large/X-Large, Black
Tommie Copper Men's Back Brace, Large/X-Large, Black
Price: $63.62
2 used & new from $63.62

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well and is easily adjustable!, December 22, 2015
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The back brace works quite well, is surprisingly flexible, and it features a quick adjustment strap that allows for easy last minute adjustments that don't require the full removal and shifting of the entire brace itself. That last feature alone is worth the full price of the brace - works great!


AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable - 6 Feet (2-Pack) (Latest Standard)
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable - 6 Feet (2-Pack) (Latest Standard)
Price: $9.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Works great!, December 9, 2015
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I've never understood how some cable makers can justify charging upwards of $100 for "super" cables with allegedly oxygen-free copper and other marketing gimmicks.

Are you a casual viewer of HDTV? Then these cables will fit your bill quite nicely and work just fine. I honestly can't tell the difference between these and a supposedly "higher end" cable that I was scammed into when I bought a HDTV at Best Buy.

They work great and the price is right.


Belkin Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter (Light Green)
Belkin Rockstar Multi Headphone Splitter (Light Green)
Price: $8.99
44 used & new from $5.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Works great...wished the cable was longer, November 25, 2015
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I'm not sure how Belkin managed to make splitting sound 5-ways still manage to sound decent, but they did and this is a great little splitter.

Emphasis, however, on "little." I wished that the connecting cable was about 4-5 inches longer to grant a little flexibility towards some users who have shorter headphone cables (moving the splitter closer to them) versus those who have longer cables. At the very least, it would have been helpful to grant the user the option of switching out the cable for a longer male-to-male cable if that flexibility was needed.

However, for its intended purpose and that minor drawback aside, it works great!


PureGuardian SPA210 Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser with  Touch Controls
PureGuardian SPA210 Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser with Touch Controls
Price: $42.50
11 used & new from $35.95

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great mister/diffuser!, November 25, 2015
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My wife loves essential oils and has tried out many different products along these lines and this easily ranks up there in her top 3.

Pros
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1. The mister has a smooth, sleek look with no outward button distractions. The button is a touch-sensitive feature.
2. Mist is consistently uniform and disburses essential oils quite well.
3. Built-in night light makes it easy to find the product in the dark and also serves to provide a soft ambient light in the room.

Cons
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1. At an MSRP of $59.99, it's a little on the high side. At the price that I've seen it for on Amazon, however, it's not bad price-wise.
2. She wished that the reservoir was just a little bigger to minimize the need to refill it.

Overall, however, it's a pretty good product that my wife highly recommends...works well with Doterra or other essential oils!


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