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Ammex GWON Gloveworks Orange Nitrile Glove, Latex Free, Disposable, Powder Free, X-Large (Box of 100)
Ammex GWON Gloveworks Orange Nitrile Glove, Latex Free, Disposable, Powder Free, X-Large (Box of 100)
Price: $13.30
7 used & new from $12.11

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent chemical resistant gloves, April 28, 2015
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I use these gloves when cleaning around the house and working on my car. While the 7 mil glove is thicker than most generic supermarket variety, it does not make you feel clumsy. Unlike Latex glove, it is easy yo put on and to take off.

Depending on the surrounding temperature, the inside of the glove may get sweaty after a while. I would then change to a fresh pair and turn the used gloves inside out to wash and air dry. The Nitrile glove is quite durable, although it is disposable. For maximum shelf, keep in a dark, cool, and dry place.


TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900 Dual Band Wireless PCI Express Adapter, 5Ghz 1300Mbps + 2.4Ghz 600Mbps, Beamforming, 3T3R
TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900 Dual Band Wireless PCI Express Adapter, 5Ghz 1300Mbps + 2.4Ghz 600Mbps, Beamforming, 3T3R
Price: $78.99
32 used & new from $78.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent AC1900 NIC. Extend the antennas for best performance, April 22, 2015
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The TP-Link Archer T9E is a PCI-Express NIC that supports the latest AC1900 wireless standard which runs at 1300 Mbps on the 5 Ghz band and 600 Mbps on the 2.4 Ghz band. Your wireless router will also need to be quite new (< 2 years) so that it supports AC1900, in order for the speed increase to work between it and wireless devices within its range.

For newer wireless devices and streaming applications, use the 5 Ghz band, and for older wireless devices that cannot run at the 5 Ghz band, use the 2.4 Ghz band.

For best performance, I recommend extending the three antennas so they are within the height and line-of-sight of a nearby wireless router. This is very important because the desktop PC case blocks the antennas from optimal communication (the antennas are on the back of the case), and if the PC case is placed on the floor, the signal degradation is even more dire.


ullu Handcrafted Premium Leather Snap-On Case for iPhone 6 Plus - Retail Packaging - Sun Ray
ullu Handcrafted Premium Leather Snap-On Case for iPhone 6 Plus - Retail Packaging - Sun Ray
Price: $60.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this case only if you carry it in a small bag or a jacket pocket, April 22, 2015
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Being a handcrafted premium leather case for the iPhone 6 Plus, the ullu snap-on case is designed to be carried in a handbag or a carrying case of some sort, so that both the phone's front glass and the leather case can be protected from scraping and chafing that occur during daily use. I do not recommend this kind of case if you carry your cellphone in the back pocket of your jeans.

Regarding the quality of the leather case, it is indeed of excellent quality in terms of visual and touch feel. The bright color lets me find it easily in my bag full of other items.


Turtle Beach Large Drift Fast Premium Gaming Mouse Pad for PC and Mac (TBS-4851-01)
Turtle Beach Large Drift Fast Premium Gaming Mouse Pad for PC and Mac (TBS-4851-01)
Offered by MaxDeal
Price: $25.93
3 used & new from $19.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent gaming mouse pad available in four sizes, April 22, 2015
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The Turtle Beach Drift gaming mouse pad has four sizes: Medium (10.63"x8.66"), Large (13.78"x9.84"), X-Large (17.72"x13.78") and Wide (35.43"x11.81"). I find the large size sufficient for my needs without requiring too much desktop space. The mouse pad surface is made from micro fiber fabric which does generate more friction when the mouse glides over it, compared to smooth plastic or cloth mouse pads, but this does not hinder mouse movement effort to become a problem. I use Razer Ouroboros Elite wireless mouse and find it runs very well (precision and motion control) on the Turtle Beach Drift gaming mouse pad.


Careers: The Graphic Guide to Finding the Perfect Job for You
Careers: The Graphic Guide to Finding the Perfect Job for You
by DK Publishing
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.39
44 used & new from $9.75

5.0 out of 5 stars The DK book about career planning, April 22, 2015
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"Careers: The Graphic Guide to Finding the Perfect Job for You" is a colorful book by Dorling Kindersley (DK) intended for teenagers and young adults. In 320 pages, it not only describes 400+ job titles in detail, the book lays out the steps that you need to take to find the ideal job for you: Thinking about your career, Understanding yourself, Taking action, and Getting the job.

The jobs are first grouped into 15 major categories: Arts, Crafts and Design; Performing Arts, Media and Journalism; Sales, Advertising, and Marketing; Administration and Business Management; Animals, Farming and the Environment; Science and Research; Information Technology and Computing; Finance, Law and Politics; Engineering and Manufacturing; Construction; Transportation; Security and Emergency Services; Sports, Leisure and Tourism; Health and Medicine; Social Service and Teaching.

In each category, there are between 7 and 11 specific job titles. For example, under Engineering and Manufacturing, there are 8 job titles: civil engineer, drilling engineer, chemical engineer, mechanical engineer, electrical engineer, telecom engineer, aerospace engineer, and motor vehicle technician. And under Information Technology and Computing, there are 8 job titles: software engineer, systems analyst, database administrator, network engineer, IT support executive, Web developer, game developer, and Cybersecurity analyst. The number of job titles in the categories are by no means limited to the ones mentioned; there are obviously many more and some have very finely defined job titles (power supply design engineer, user-interface design engineer, etc.).

I like the DK career book because it lets the reader understand the job world in an organized manner.


Lifeproof Fre Case for iPad mini 3 - Black
Lifeproof Fre Case for iPad mini 3 - Black
Price: $89.99
5 used & new from $64.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Comparing two armored cases for the iPad mini 1/2/3, March 26, 2015
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Tablet computers are being used everywhere, so there are situations that demand protection against drop, water, snow, and dust/dirt. This includes rough handling by adults and childern alike.

The Lifeproof Fre case is built like a tank without being overly bulky. Both front and back of the case are made of transparent, hardened polycarbonate material (plastic), so that you can immediately use the tablet without opening any cover. Contrast this with a differnt design: Pelican ProGear Vault Extreme Protection Case with Stand. The Pelican has hinged front and back panels that provide even greater protection toward impact and pressure against the tablet's flat surfaces. The tradeoff is bulk, although the difference isn't that much. The Pelican has a stand, while the Lifeproof doesn't.

In terms of water/dust intrusion protection, the Lifeproof has an Ingress Protection rating of IP68, while the Pelican has a lessor IP57 rating. The first digit from the left is Intrusion Protection, which has a range of 1 to 6; the second digit is Moisture Protection which has a range of 1 to 8. So IP68 is the maximum level of protection, and IP57 is one level below IP68 in both ratings. This means the Lifeproof can be in deeper water longer (2 meters for 1 hour) than the Pelican. Be aware that you should always test your PARTICULAR case without the tablet against the manufacturer's claim before actually putting the combo in water. And remember that all the case's rubber port doors need to be shut tight.

So if you need less bulk, more convenience, and the greatest water/dust intrusion protection, Lifeproof is the better choice. If you regularly pack togather a tablet with your wrech, pliers, drill, and other tools, the Pelican is probably better.


Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 (Black)
Belkin QODE Ultimate Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 (Black)
Price: $99.95
35 used & new from $70.56

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Premium strong and light keyboard/case, March 24, 2015
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Belkin and Logitech are the two well-known high quality makers of iPad keyboard/case. The Belkin QODE Ultimate and Ultimate Pro are Belkin's premium models that sport aluminum alloy case construction which is both light and strong. They also look and feel much nicer than plastic. The Pro version has three additional features: a back-lit keyboard, vertical and horizontal orientation, and detachable case.

There are 15 function keys along the top row to make using the iPad more convenient (less need to move fingers away from the keyboard to touch the iPad screen). They are Home, virtual keyboard, Spotlight, Copy, Cut, Paste, Prev track, Next track, Mute, Volume up, Volume down, Play more like this, Never play again, and Add to iTunes Wish List.

The Belkin QODE Ultimate keyboard has excellent typing feel and its combination with the iPad Air 2 make the package extremely notebook PC-like, but without the bulk and weight. This is what I bring out now.


Casio Stainless Steel Edifice Black Dial Quartz Date Retrograde Day EF341D-1AV
Casio Stainless Steel Edifice Black Dial Quartz Date Retrograde Day EF341D-1AV
4 used & new from $88.01

5.0 out of 5 stars The best-looking multi-feature watch and an excellent value, March 1, 2015
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IMHO, this is Casio Edifice EF341D-1AV is the best-looking multi-feature watch regardless of price. The watch has a diameter of 44 mm, which makes reading all of its time and date indications very easy.

Unlike most watches of this type which contain three small round dials, this Edifice has a much larger half dial (Casio calls it Retrograde) that indicates day of week. This design makes the entire watch look very unique and visually pleasing. The other two small round dials indicate whether the current time is AM or PM, and the current date.

The entire watch exudes excellent quality that runs contrary to its rather modest cost.

My past favorite brand has been Seiko but now it is Casio Edifice. I do have to add that it's not just any Edifice; it is EF341D-1AV that I like the most. The same watch face design is also available with leather band Casio Men's EF341L-1AV Black Leather Quartz Watch with Black Dial, and different watch face and case color Men's Stainless Steel Edifice Rose Two Tone Dial Quartz Date Retrograde Day.

There is a laser-etched sticker on the back of the watch to prove its authenticity.


LG Electronics Tone Ultra (HBS-800) Bluetooth Stereo Headset - Retail Packaging - Black
LG Electronics Tone Ultra (HBS-800) Bluetooth Stereo Headset - Retail Packaging - Black
Offered by D.R. Worth and Sons
Price: $61.99
93 used & new from $28.65

4.0 out of 5 stars The next evolution of Bluetooth headset, February 28, 2015
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The LG Tone Ultra HBS-800 Bluetooth headset with microphone is worn around the neck. I deem this design is superior to single-piece worn on one side of the ear or traditional headphone style worn over the head. For the wearer, it is less conspicuous and offers a more relaxed look. Furthermore, the sound you get is stereo, and the microphone location is closer to your mouth for better sound pickup.

Compared to LG's older HBS-730, the 800 has the addition of Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) circuitry built-in. The control buttons are positioned differently, and you must spend some time to become familiar (by feel) with their location along the left and right "pods" of the headset.

There are 6 buttons (Play/Pause/Stop, Fast Forward, Rewind, Volume Up, Volume Down, and Call), 2 switches (power and ANC), and 1 LED indicator on the pods. There are additional functions when you press and hold two buttons at the same time. For example, when playing music, pressing the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons for 1 second toggles among Bass Boost, Normal, and Treble Boost properties of the sound output. There is also difference in function between "briefly press" and "press-and-hold for 1 second" when you are on a call and when you are in audio streaming mode (i.e. listening to music).

Because the buttons have multiple functions, and that they are intended to be operated by feel, it isn't easy at first. It took me about a week to correctly use the basic functions, although pick up a call / hang up and playing music are straight forward and require no practice.

The Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) switch should only be used in a noisy environment, as it has no effect in a quiet environment and wastes battery power. Before charging the headset, the ANC switch needs to be turned off, or charging cannot be completed.


Netgear Nighthawk Wi-Fi Range Extender AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit (EX7000-100NAS)
Netgear Nighthawk Wi-Fi Range Extender AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit (EX7000-100NAS)
Price: $169.99
48 used & new from $144.49

5.0 out of 5 stars The Netgear Nighthawk Wi-Fi Range Extender makes even old wireless clients feel faster, February 28, 2015
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802.11ac is the latest standard in wireless networking. The Netgear Nighthawk AC1900 Wi-Fi Range Extender EX7000 can amplify and extend a Wireless-N (2.4 Ghz) signal up to 600 Mbps and a Wireless-AC (5 Ghz) signal up to 1300 Mbps simultaneously. Being a range extender, its effective speed is affected by the source router where it gets its input signal, and the supported Wi-Fi standard of the wireless client. If the source router and/or the wireless client offer only Wireless-N, then the maximum speed is 600 Mbps. This is still much faster than a standard Wireless-N router or range extender can provide.

I place the Netgear Nighthawk at a distance from the source router where the Wi-Fi signal strength is about 2 out of 3 bars (66.6%). After setting up the range extender, I can then get full Wi-Fi signal throughout the house, and the speed throughput is also noticeably faster, even though most of my networking clients don't support Wireless-AC.


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