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Oral-B Complete Glide, Floss Picks Plus Scope Outlast, Long Lasting Mint,  75 Pick Pack,  6 Count
Oral-B Complete Glide, Floss Picks Plus Scope Outlast, Long Lasting Mint, 75 Pick Pack, 6 Count
Price: $20.82
2 used & new from $15.49

1.0 out of 5 stars Absurdly fragile, May 25, 2015
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These break or come unthreaded from the pick with the tiniest pull. It's like flossing with paper. Even before they break, bits fray off and get lodged between your teeth which requires a follow up floss to remove the bits left behind.

The fragility is a shame, because the texture and taste are nicer than other floss picks. But see the attached image. I literally went through that pile in a single sitting. Every last one broke or came unthreaded after only a few seconds.

Unless you have abnormally wide gaps between ALL of your teeth, look elsewhere.
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3 Boxes (18 Packets): Walden Farms Salad Dressing 1 Oz Packets (1 Box- Ranch; 1 Box- Creamy Bacon; 1 Box- Thousand Island)
3 Boxes (18 Packets): Walden Farms Salad Dressing 1 Oz Packets (1 Box- Ranch; 1 Box- Creamy Bacon; 1 Box- Thousand Island)
Offered by RadRaveIndustries
Price: $20.85
4 used & new from $19.99

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3.0 out of 5 stars Loads of sucralose. Very sweet, may cause bowel problems., April 25, 2015
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These are loaded with Sucralose, an inverted alcohol based sweetener added. If you are at all sensitive to that, be sure to check the ingredients. There's enough that it should be used sparingly to avoid causing intestinal distress.

IRIS Wire Can Dispenser for Canned Cat Food Storage, 5-1/2-Ounce, 12 Cans
IRIS Wire Can Dispenser for Canned Cat Food Storage, 5-1/2-Ounce, 12 Cans
Price: $10.99
2 used & new from $10.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Bottom doesn't tilt enough to move some cans, flimsy build, April 25, 2015
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The unit doesn't have enough slope on the bottom rail - in other words, it doesn't tilt enough. If the cans aren't perfectly round and the surface isn't perfectly flat, expect to have to move some cans through manually. Given that a great many cans have minor dents, or that you may want to put this atop a refrigerator or on another surface that's a degree or two off, this is a design defect. They really should have added more slope.

You can address the issue if you can find something to prop up the back of the unit, but make sure you only prop up the "foot." Whatever you add can't block the rails or that will block cans coming through as well.

The build is also a bit lightweight. It will bend easily, but it bends back just as easily. This shouldn't be a problem with normal handling, but consider something more rigid if you'll be putting this in a cupboard where other items may push up against it.

Healthy Snacks In-a-box (45 Count)
Healthy Snacks In-a-box (45 Count)
Offered by Snack Naturally
Price: $49.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Wide variety, but largely a dry and lifeless selection, March 10, 2015
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There's a wide variety of snacks here. Some of them were interesting surprises, things I never would have purchased for myself. I especially liked the honey wafers and the fruit twists on the sweet end of things. But for the most part the selection is about as dry and lifeless as those puffed rice cakes. They're nice if you're craving just a bit of crunch and the ritual of chewing, but there's absolutely no satiety from these. You could probably go through a third of the box if you were at all hungry.

Lasko 3300 Wind Machine
Lasko 3300 Wind Machine
Price: $30.99
38 used & new from $30.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Louder and moves less air than typical box fans, February 17, 2015
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On low, this consumes 58 watts, which is about the same as a typical box fan on the same setting. This fan moves less air at that same setting and is significantly louder, however. The case cups the path of the blades somewhat, which seems to create a bowl area with a lot of turbulence and wasted energy. Also of note, the noise reaches a higher pitch than with typical box fans. The higher pitch makes it harder to sleep than does a lower rumbly fan noise.

The ability to pivot this fan is nice and it's harder to tip over than a typical box fan, but that and the problems above don't make it worth twice the price. Even the Lasko #3720 (same manufacturer) is quieter, cheaper, and moves more air.

As best I can tell, the design flaw is fundamental, and this isn't a damaged or defective unit. I'm not sure why it gets so many other higher ratings. I can only assume that on a hot day, any fan is a welcome arrival.

Of note, the quietest and most sleep-friendly box fans I've encountered all have horizontal lines on the fan grill. Note that this model (and some other Lasko fans) have concentric rings. The ring approach may be more sturdy, but it seems to create a noise profile that reaches into higher pitches.

AmazonBasics 6-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder
AmazonBasics 6-Sheet Cross-Cut Paper and Credit Card Shredder
Price: $29.99
3 used & new from $23.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Typical low-end shredder. No frills, but a steal with Amazon Prime., January 19, 2015
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It's a typical light duty shredder. It overheats and shuts down for a while after a few dozen passes. That can mean a couple hundred sheets of paper, 5-6 at a time, or a few dozen sealed envelopes. Don't expect it to last for years and years before the sensor gives out, but most low end shredders don't.

The unit is remarkably similar to the units you'll find at $40-60 at a typical office supply store. You can think of it as incentive to get Amazon Prime, as it's only a bargain if you get free shipping or if it saves you a special trip to the office supply store.

Of note, this is a cross cut shredder, not a confetti shredder. With strips that are about 1.5 inches long, that puts it between strip and confetti shredders. The shreddings aren't as compact as with a confetti shredder, and you can't mix these strips in with cat litter or otherwise repurpose the shreddings as easily as with a confetti shredder. Amazon does have a confetti shredder for a bit more that also allows longer shredding sessions without overheating. Consider that if you want to get creative with recycling or if you'll be doing heavier loads. But if all you're after is shredding the occasional bank mailing or credit card, this unit will suit you well.

ARRIS / Motorola SurfBoard SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - (SB6183) Retail Packaging - White
ARRIS / Motorola SurfBoard SB6183 DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem - (SB6183) Retail Packaging - White
Price: $129.99
26 used & new from $107.24

109 of 111 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comcast users take note: Delivers a little extra "free" bandwidth on 105Mbps and 150Mbps plans, January 15, 2015
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Even in a 105Mbps or 150Mbps Comcast region, this modem is worth consideration.

Most of Comcast's DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems have only 4 or 8 bonded channels, while most of their regions support bonding 16 downstream channels. This modem has 16 channels available. While 4 and 8 channel units are capable of delivering Comcast's promised speeds, users will be more subject to local congestion. With cablemodem, you share channels with your neighbors. You benefit from full speed on each channel when neighbors are idle, but if neighbors are consuming bandwidth the channels have contention.

When more channels are available, DOCSIS cable modems can distribute traffic between more potential channels. As channel usage drops, your modem's traffic will shift to less-busy channels.

For comparison, I upgraded from an 8 channel modem to this 16 channel modem.

Old modem: On a 105Mbps plan, I typically peaked at 105Mbps while maintaining about 95Mbps. With 150Mbps, I peaked at 150Mbps while averaging about 125Mbps.

This modem: 105Mbps plan peaks at 140Mbps and maintains 105Mbps. 150Mbps plan peaks at 180Mbps and maintains 150Mbps.

In other words, on the very same plan, I enjoy 10-20% faster downstream with the hardware as the only difference.

Results will vary from area to area, depending on the state of Comcast's network. They're preparing for faster speeds in some areas and upgrading equipment in advance, but other areas without competition may tend to linger on less advanced hardware.
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DIRECTV TiVo Remote for THR22 HD DVR
DIRECTV TiVo Remote for THR22 HD DVR
Offered by weaKnees DVR Superstore
Price: $24.99
3 used & new from $15.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great as an AppleTV remote, January 13, 2015
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The TiVo remote has long been one of the best-made remotes. One can use it blindly in hand.

Even if one doesn't have a DirectTV TiVo, this has use. I got mine to use with an Apple TV. The power and volume buttons can be programmed to work with my TV and stereo both, as with any TiVo remote. Then, the Apple TV can be programmed to learn buttons for pause, play, menu, back, fast forward, rewind, chapter forward, and chapter back. It beats the tar out of the default AppleTV remote.

Japan Anime Kill la Kill Matoi Ryuko Decorative Hugging Body Pillow Cover Case Double-sided 59.06"x19.69"
Japan Anime Kill la Kill Matoi Ryuko Decorative Hugging Body Pillow Cover Case Double-sided 59.06"x19.69"
Offered by New Era 8
Price: $21.49
5 used & new from $19.24

3.0 out of 5 stars Nice fabric, but very washed out color, January 13, 2015
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It's made of a thin, soft fabric that seems like it would last. However the printing is extremely washed out. The colors on the skin are even whiter than they appear in the image, while darker colors come out okay, if a little light. The effect is like what one would have if taking a picture in Photoshop and ramping the contrast and brightness both: The character looks like she's washed out under a harsh spotlight.

Dell Ultra HD 4K Monitor P2415Q 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor
Dell Ultra HD 4K Monitor P2415Q 24-Inch Screen LED-Lit Monitor
Price: $438.93
54 used & new from $384.06

45 of 51 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful monitor, fixes the half-screen sleep mode flaw that made the previous model problematic on Mac, December 28, 2014
This monitor replaces Dell's UP2414Q, and can be considered its successor in almost every way. As with the UP2414Q, the picture is lovely. You can read the reviews of the previous model for more details there, as the panel and lighting are identical.

Unlike the previous model, this model also works well for Mac users. The sleep problems are nearly gone. Very occasionally you may need to sleep and re-wake the Mac if the external monitor does not come on after a system sleep, but this happens with all external displays for most Mac users. Unlike the previous model of this monitor, you will not encounter the unfixable half-monitor wake situation when in 60Hz display mode.

On a capable system, Mac users will enjoy a 60Hz 3840x2160 display. Out of the box, the Mac will recognize it as Retina capable. This means it will treat it like a 1080p display, but with fonts and graphics of newer applications at full resolution. Old graphical apps are scaled up 2x2 for performance and to prevent UI elements from being too small. This is exactly what happens with the built in Retina display on a MacBook Pro or a new iMac Retina.

Windows 7 and 8 users can enable HiDPI mode for similar benefits. Detection may not be automatic, but the mode is fully supported.

Note that this does require DisplayPort 1.2 with MST (Multi Stream Transport) in order to support full resolution at 60Hz. Mac users with Thunderbolt 2 ports have full support. Windows users should consult their video card specifications. Without MST support, you will be relegated to 30Hz display mode. The display will not flicker at 30Hz. The monitor retains a full frame in memory to prevent this, but it does make usage unpleasant for video, gaming, or page scrolling.

This monitor has one new feature, compared to its predecessor. It is now possible to daisy chain a second display directly from this display. There is an additional DisplayPort connector, and the second display will use that as its input. There are two major caveats however: MST support is required. Additionally, as the additional monitor will consume a stream, there is only enough bandwidth to run this monitor at 30Hz when a second monitor is connected and enabled. If you have a separate DisplayPort connector on your computer, you may prefer to use that. However if you're trying to connect many monitors and have few ports, you may find this feature useful. If the other display will be a lower resolution display (2560x1440 or less), that other display can still run at 60Hz.

Update: Missing from this monitor, but available in its predecessor, is some hardware-based color correction support. The UP2414Q has hardware Color Lookup Table (CLUT) support, and there are tools available for fine tuning color accuracy. Both models are calibrated in the factory and TCO certified for color accuracy, but that standard may be insufficient for some high end work with strict accuracy requirements.
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