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Comfort Plus 220 GSM Microfleece 3 in 1 Travel Blanket, Red and Black
Comfort Plus 220 GSM Microfleece 3 in 1 Travel Blanket, Red and Black

5.0 out of 5 stars liked it, April 9, 2014
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bought it, liked it, used it, then lost it... ah well, i was good while it lasted... now i have to get another one!


FINIS Surge Swimming Goggles, Black/Yellow
FINIS Surge Swimming Goggles, Black/Yellow
Price: $28.00
8 used & new from $25.60

5.0 out of 5 stars will make you swim faster!, April 9, 2014
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well, not really... however, i was pleasantly surprised by:

1. the lens clarity
2. the comfort
3. the fit
4. the performance during my workout - no adjustment needed, just put on and go!

(i'm an old crusty man married to a supermodel, so i am working on keeping the flab at bay; unfortunately, i don't have the muscle, drive and fortitude for muscle-wrecking runs or free-weight workouts... so i swim a mere 1,200 meters in the morning... i'm also kinda particular about comfort, ease of use, and bang for the buck)

these goggles 'seal the deal' for me! i combined these goggles with a Casio MRW200H (i like the yellow lettering/hands on black face) and a pair of FINIS Yellow Zoomer Gold fins, along with a cheap pair of earplugs; i now have a nice set of workout gear for the pool or open-water swims for much less than a Franklin!

HINT: the absolute solution to swimming with non-fogging goggles is [drum roll] - baby shampoo! yep, take a cotton swab, dip just a bit of the tip in the shampoo, swab each lens, then immediately reverse the swab and rub each lens dry - voila! no fogging on your swims - try it and enjoy!

folks, these are quality goggles - the best i've been able to find - much better for me than other brands


FINIS Yellow Zoomers Gold (Size G)
FINIS Yellow Zoomers Gold (Size G)
Price: $30.04
10 used & new from $21.95

5.0 out of 5 stars remember Churchills?, April 3, 2014
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This review is from: Finis Yellow Zoomers Gold (Sports)
these fins are supple and reminiscent of Churchill fins for boogie-boarders - i use these in my early-morning workouts to prevent shoulder injury - i do 10 mins w/a float board, then 20 mins with a swim every other day - this way i don't get shoulder damage during my workouts (i'm getting old, folks, and the joints only have so many miles)

so these fins work great! i'm a 10.5 4EE (wide) old man, and the 'G' size fits PERFECTLY!... i do use a swipe of 'Body Glide' across the top of both feet (the left one is a tad wider than the right), but no problems whatsoever!!!!

and i love the price

btw, these will also work for snorkeling, but i guess if i were honest, i'd give one thumbs down on the fact they don't float...

otherwise, buy in confidence, folks! these are great training fins - your 'regular' swims will benefit!


Dex4 Glucose Tablets, Grape, 60 Count
Dex4 Glucose Tablets, Grape, 60 Count
Price: $11.99
4 used & new from $8.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential for those prone to low blood sugar, March 30, 2014
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These tablets are an essential part of my life. I have DMII, controlled. However, my glipizide dose (1/2 in am, other in pm) can sometimes cause a drop in blood sugar if i miss a mid-morning snack. A couple of these tablets gets me back on track, and avoids major problems.

This product is the same being produced and sold for a large supermarket chain in Florida (you know the one - its name is close to an anatomical region). However, these tablets, in the grape flavor, are much, much better to my palate and don't seem to be as acidic (although citric acid is an ingredient in all flavors).

I like the grape flavor best of all the others. This product is a winner for me!


Zwilling Pour Homme Stainless Steel Multi-Use Tool, 5.25 Ounce
Zwilling Pour Homme Stainless Steel Multi-Use Tool, 5.25 Ounce
Price: $19.58

4.0 out of 5 stars Henckels quality, March 30, 2014
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quality tooling, although a bit bulky (ergo, minus one star); the large ring is curious - why? the clipper head is a bit smaller than most male clippers (the is 'Pour Homme,' right?), but the tooling is nice - tight, close tolerance; rounded safety ends on the tiny, but usable scissors; penknife blade is just 'OK,' but a few swipes on my trusty ceramic rod and i was rewarded with a decent edge... all in all, not a bad product - much better than the CHICOM junk being flogged in most big-chain drugstores and box-marts


Rayovac Indestructible 3 AAA Flashlight,  DIY3AAA-B
Rayovac Indestructible 3 AAA Flashlight, DIY3AAA-B
Price: $15.68
24 used & new from $9.99

2.0 out of 5 stars bright light, some flaws, March 24, 2014
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while this light *appears* rugged, it is simply a badly engineered LED flashlight with a few flaws:

1. IPX4 water resistance - translation: 'protected against splashing'

2. AAAs in a cartridge - instead of in-line or simple in-molded slots, a 'carrier' w/spring holds the batteries - try changing those out in the dark!

3. no lanyard included

4. no lanyard hole!!! Why???

5. absurd packaging - batteries are included; simply remove a piece of paper to begin use; HOWEVER, you had better have a pair of wire snippers on hand if you actually want to remove the light from its packaging and three (!!!) heavy-duty cable ties

why go to all the trouble to gussy up the merchandise packaging to tout a flashlight as 'Indestructible' when it is NOT?

you can put lipstick on a pig, but it's still a pig...

on the other hand i give the light one star for actually working w/bright/low beams, and another star for grippy exterior


Bic Soleil Shave And Trim Shaver, 4 Count
Bic Soleil Shave And Trim Shaver, 4 Count
Offered by AmericaRx
Price: $6.23
5 used & new from $6.05

3.0 out of 5 stars ergonomic but bikini razor feature a non-starter, March 15, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
according to the wife unit, the razor works great, was easy to use in the shower and she said she was able to hold it with wet, soapy hands; however, the bikini trimming feature did not work for her as expected and left her with itchy stubble that caused some discomfort (and embarrassment due to an overwhelming desire to, you know, 'scratch an itch')


Apple TV MD199LL/A
Apple TV MD199LL/A
Price: $92.95
93 used & new from $68.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars we live in a digital ghetto, March 15, 2014
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This review is from: Apple TV MD199LL/A (Electronics)
and this product provides a solution:

video streaming from a main server to eliminate running new cabling in an older home

we live in a digital ghetto, surrounded by FIOS and high-speed cable - but we can only get less than 1Mbps DSL and wifi cellular connections are too expensive

this product provides a way for for us to stream movies and music from a stationary server in the house (an iMac) to our HDTVs placed around our home - and to do it wirelessly!

very clean, very easy to set up:

1. attach an AppleTV to each HDTV
2. configure each to connect to your wifi router
3. set up VNC (RDP) on your iMac
4. sit in front of the desired TV
5. initiate a VNC session from a netbook into your iMac (i use low-compression/quality settings which seem good enough)
6. log in, then remotely select the desired AppleTV from the Finder's AirPlay menu
7. launch VLC to play your movie
8. eat popcorn

most 'normal' AppleTV users will use their high-speed Internet to watch streams or info through a pay wall, but if you're like me and live in a digital ghetto, the AppleTV provides a way to conduct media sessions and enjoy entertainment in a closeted garden!


Colgate Optic White Toothbrush Plus Whitening Pen, Compact Head Medium
Colgate Optic White Toothbrush Plus Whitening Pen, Compact Head Medium
Price: $11.30
16 used & new from $4.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars it works!, March 15, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
us older folks still with most of our choppers in our jawbones sometimes need some help with a bit of brightening of the toofers...

i have to say that i wasn't sure if this stuff was going to work or not, but after a week or so there is a noticeable difference and lightening of the 'ol canines and incisors!

what's pleasant about this product is that it does not employ the more harmful bleaching that causes the unnatural blue-white of other products

the simply 2-click-twist flow control and wax-like application is quick and easy - not messy, no long prep or finish rinse

i like this!


Nivea for Men Sensitive Shave Cream for Men, 3.5 Ounce
Nivea for Men Sensitive Shave Cream for Men, 3.5 Ounce
Offered by davidson lighting
Price: $7.34

5.0 out of 5 stars lathers and economical, March 15, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
i was a bit skeptical about this product, and you may not like it so much if you simply squeeze the tube then rub the cream on your face to shave...

the secret is to:

1. wet your face
2. dab a pea-sized squeeze onto a wet badger brush softened in hot water
3. lather on your face

you'll find that this cream provides a hot, soapy shave that is equal to a quality shaving soap! and considering the amount of shave cream in the tube, there is enough to last for more than half a year!

very economical, a nice lather, a smooth shave and nice finish w/no abrasion

what more could you ask for?


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