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Clarus Tritan Unbreakable Plastic 15 oz. Coffee Cup
Clarus Tritan Unbreakable Plastic 15 oz. Coffee Cup
Offered by Clearly Acrylic
Price: $8.49
3 used & new from $8.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Looks GOOD. mild drawbacks, July 2, 2014
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This is one sharp looking cup!
tough.

A little bigger than I'd like. I'd prefer this same cup at around 11-12 oz.

I don't know how well this cleans using a dishwasher but, with hand washing, a brownish tint (from all the coffee I drink) developed over a period of a few weeks that just laughed at soap, water and scrubbing. Some Bon Ami took care of that and it looks good as new again. that's why I don't give this a 5 of 5. It's a little bit hard to keep clean and, since it's so clear, even a little stain looks like hell.


EcoPure EPPRF30 Universal Pitcher Filter, 3-Pack
EcoPure EPPRF30 Universal Pitcher Filter, 3-Pack
Price: $10.68
3 used & new from $6.80

3.0 out of 5 stars Clever design leads to faster filtration., March 28, 2014
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EcoPure's EPPRF30 Universal Pitcher Filter is a replacement for Brita type filters. It does some things better than Brita.

1. No black dust or specks
2. Faster.
3. No need to presoak.

It's so fast that you wonder if the filtration is actually taking place or if the water is leaking past a loose seal. That's a possibility since they ship the filter to you with inadequate packing. 1 of the 3 filters I got had a cracked lip-seal. After a few uses as much water leaked past the seal as through the filter. I don't know if the actual rate of cracked filters is 33%. But they should pad better!

The internal filter design is completely different than Brita. Brita has the carbon packed in small pellets. EcoPure has a vertical accordion made of some very tough cloth - the carbon is embedded in that cloth. No dust or little specks escape.

Since it's hard to tell if you have a tight seal when using the EcoPure you're never confident that your water is being filtered. If you can resolve that, then these look like a superior alternative to Brita. For me, I don't mind waiting a little longer.


Lipton Tea and Honey Liquids, Tropical Mango, 2.43 Ounce
Lipton Tea and Honey Liquids, Tropical Mango, 2.43 Ounce
Price: $3.99
7 used & new from $3.65

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tastes like Meh., March 25, 2014
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The bottle is bigger and delivers a larger splash than competitive products. Since they use honey for flavor and sweetening (also uses Sucralose) it takes more fluid to deliver the same amount of flavor as a product that uses only the more concentrated artificial sweeteners.

A single squeeze in an 8-9 oz. glass of water delivers... an ok taste. Sweet enough. A double shot is stronger but doesn't taste *better* than a single shot.

If I saw this on a shelf next to Mio and Dasani I'd prefer those.


Lipton Tea and Honey Liquids, Summer Peach, 2.43 Ounce
Lipton Tea and Honey Liquids, Summer Peach, 2.43 Ounce
Price: $3.48
8 used & new from $3.48

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Taste is ok but doesn't stand out from the competition., March 25, 2014
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Lipton Tea and Honey Liquids, Summer Peach is an acceptable alternative to brands like Mio or Dasani.

The bottle is bigger and delivers a larger splash than competitive products. Since they use honey for flavor and sweetening (also uses Sucralose) it takes more fluid to deliver the same amount of flavor as a product that uses only the more concentrated artificial sweeteners.

I don't find the taste intense enough (in an 8-9 oz glass of water). Double shot is an improvement but then you've doubled the cost.

If I saw this on a shelf next to Mio and Dasani I'd buy the cheapest one.


Lipton Tea and Honey Liquids, Strawberry Guava, 2.43 Ounce
Lipton Tea and Honey Liquids, Strawberry Guava, 2.43 Ounce
Price: $3.99
4 used & new from $3.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Snappy taste - nice change from other squeeze flavors, March 25, 2014
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Lipton Tea and Honey Liquids, Strawberry Guava is a nice alternative to other squeeze water flavors.
The bottle is bigger and delivers a larger splash than competitive products. Since they use honey for flavor and sweetening (also uses Sucralose) it takes more fluid to deliver the same amount of flavor as a product that uses only the more concentrated artificial sweeteners.

The taste of a single shot (in 8-9 oz of water) is pleasant and sweet. Hard to identify the flavor. A double shot makes the strawberry obvious and is sort of fun. But single shots are just fine to make a refreshing beverage.

I find this slightly better than other brands on flavor. But I'd still get the Mio or Dasani if there was a big price difference.


Kingston Digital 16 GB Class 4 microSDHC Flash Card with SD Adapter (SDC4/16GBET)
Kingston Digital 16 GB Class 4 microSDHC Flash Card with SD Adapter (SDC4/16GBET)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Functional., March 25, 2014
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The Kingston Digital 16 GB Class 4 microSDHC card is plain and functional.

Amazon's "frustration-free" packaging worked - was able to remove the card with bare hands and without injury!

About 14.5 gig free after formatting.

No annoying spam files were shipped with it - just a blank card.

Not especially fast. took about half an hour to transfer 8.5 gigs of files to it. If you're going to use it in a camera, check to see if that's an issue. You can get a faster card.


Bankers Box File Medium-Duty Storage Boxes with Lift-Off Lid, Legal, 4-Pack (0070209)
Bankers Box File Medium-Duty Storage Boxes with Lift-Off Lid, Legal, 4-Pack (0070209)
Price: $39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Super easy box assembly, March 19, 2014
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The box has clever engineering so it almost folds itself together. The lid is a bit fiddly but it works the same as other, similar lids. Once you've folded one together, the next 100 will be easy.

The box seems heavy enough.

LIttle flaps on the lid provide dust covers for the box's hand holds.

The bottom of the box looks a bit gappy. I'd like to tape it but it's not like papers would fall out. Tape would just keep dust from getting in.

Good stuff.


Bankers Box File Medium-Duty Storage Boxes with String and Button, Letter, 4-Pack (0070408)
Bankers Box File Medium-Duty Storage Boxes with String and Button, Letter, 4-Pack (0070408)
Price: $39.38

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BAM, done! any questions?, March 19, 2014
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Very clever design work here. The box almost folds itself into place. When I say it took 30 seconds from flat box to assembled, loaded and tied shut... that was my WORST time.

Of course, you may not be assembling and filling 100 boxes a session. But even if you only use one at a time you get a very nice box. It has hand-sized holes for easy lifting OR you can use the plastic handle to drag the really ones.

Standard file fits neatly inside.


First Alert SMOKE1000-3 Atom Micro Photoelectric Smoke Alarm 3 Pack
First Alert SMOKE1000-3 Atom Micro Photoelectric Smoke Alarm 3 Pack
Price: $74.99
2 used & new from $69.74

5.0 out of 5 stars LOUD, easily installed, seems a bit quicker to respond than ionization types., February 18, 2014
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Tiny little things. They're a breeze to install.

Before getting these I didn't realize there was a controversy about the merits of photo-electric vs. ionization type smoke detectors. This photo-electric, based on very skimpy tests, does seem to respond quicker than an ionization type.

The alarm is not only LOUD, it's irritating so it gets your full attention.

If it goes off on non-dangerous smoke (cooking accident or something like that) you can hit the test button and it'll shut up for awhile. Handy.

The only think I don't like is the oddball battery it requires. But I suppose that I can buy it in bulk online.


Dove Men + Care Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Fresh Awake, 2.7 Ounce
Dove Men + Care Anti-Perspirant Deodorant, Fresh Awake, 2.7 Ounce
Price: $3.89
2 used & new from $3.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Reliable. no muss, no fuss, February 18, 2014
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Just the kind of deodorant I like. No scent (or the scent is so slight you don't notice it). Aluminum anti-bacteria base - which I prefer. sticky enough to adhere but doesn't make a mess. Easily applied. Long lasting.


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