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New Wayzon SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable for 2.5 / 3.5 Inch Hard Drive / Optical Drive with External AC Power Adapter
New Wayzon SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable for 2.5 / 3.5 Inch Hard Drive / Optical Drive with External AC Power Adapter
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4.0 out of 5 stars You cannot Hot-Swap ATAPI power connections!, March 21, 2015
Most of these reviews of the power module are misdirected. The problem is more likely that you simply CANNOT hot-swap ATAPI 5 pin power leads like you can with the newer SATA power lines. Trying to do so will just spark a short and cause untold damage to both the HD and your PC.

The way to use this adapter is to have a switched power connection. First connect the off switched ATAPI power connection and only then switch on the power and then connect the USB data line. If you do it this way it will work fine. If you try to connect a "hot" ATAPI power lead you will not be happy with the results.


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SUPERNIGHT Extendable Self Portrait Selfie Handheld Stick Monopod With Smartphone Adajustable Holder For iPhone Samsung Camera With 1/4 Inch Screw Hole - Pink

5.0 out of 5 stars Great bang for the buck!, February 21, 2015
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Great bang for the buck! Works exactly as advertised and the price is much lower than most competitors. Works with almost any camera that has a timer delay function for taking pics.


Private Vegas
Private Vegas
by James Patterson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.97
191 used & new from $5.17

2.0 out of 5 stars A silly cast of Divas with no one to like, February 21, 2015
This review is from: Private Vegas (Hardcover)
This was kind of an interesting read....until it suddenly ended abruptly with little or no closure. I got that feeling like being suckered into buying the next serial episode whenever it comes out....but this time I found I just don't care anymore. None of the principal characters is very likable. They are all mainly self centered divas with little or no regard for anyone else. While they may be attractive, rich, sexy, powerful people the fact is that none of them are very nice people....not anyone I would care to spend any personal time with.

The story is a mishmash of unrelated subplots and in the end there are still more questions than answers. I like a good story, but I hate being teased only to be let down at the end by totally improbable story twists. Save your time and money and buy something else.


Insatiable Appetites (Stone Barrington)
Insatiable Appetites (Stone Barrington)
by Stuart Woods
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.47
193 used & new from $4.27

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Fading fast...., January 14, 2015
SOS....same old stuff. It's all pretty much the same old characters doing the same old things for the same old reasons.
While the plot may be mildly amusing there is no "meat" in the mix....and no characters who makes you care about what happens to them.
While I do kind of enjoy the Walter Mitty aspects of Woods novels he is really pushing the boundaries these days and it's just getting kind of silly.
|t is a mildly amusing read if you can find it for free or at a substantial discount but I cannot recommend it as worth the retail price.


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Viewtv At-163 ATSC Digital TV Converter Box and Media Player w/ Recording PVR Function / HDMI Out / Coaxial Out / Composite Out / USB Input
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Price: $99.99
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's not a TiVo, but it's pretty close and it's free!, December 7, 2014
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While it's kinda clunky compared to a TiVo, it's still an excellent bang for the buck. The recording options don't allow for as many options as a TiVo (excluding reruns, weekdays only, etc.) but considering you save the $15/mo. that TiVo service costs it's still a pretty good deal....and the picture quality is excellent if you have a decent over the air antenna. If you're looking to get the maximum bang for your buck and don't mind some minor inconveniences then I'd say this is about as good as it gets.


SYLVANIA 3496 Long Life Miniature Bulb, (Pack of 2)
SYLVANIA 3496 Long Life Miniature Bulb, (Pack of 2)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly as advertised, December 1, 2014
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Quick delivery and fit and performed exactly as advertised.


Gray Mountain: A Novel
Gray Mountain: A Novel
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Where's the beef?, November 2, 2014
I grudgingly gave it 3 stars mainly because I think it does have some topical value as far as the quality of life and some of the abuses common in the Appalachian coal country, especially as contrasted to the Wall St. power brokers. Unfortunately it does not offer much else and no practical solutions to any of the problems.

The main character is too shallow to earn much empathy or even respect and the plot lines are all over the map with most of them simply dead ending at some point. The supposed....and glaringly apparent....focus on the evolution of her character is not very convincing and especially not at the end....which really isn't an ending so much as just a stopping point leaving more unanswered questions than answers. Personally, I found her range of choices for the future to all be about equally depressing.

In short, it has some moments but on the whole there is very little substance (beef) to the story or characters and when it's over there's very little to savor, just a lot of unanswered questions. The open plot lines do make it seem as if Grisham might be at least keeping the door open to sequels but if so I doubt they will be of much interest, or at least not to me. This is not a heroic protagonist, this is just a pampered princess who got forced into a fish out of water situation in the back woods of the South and learned some life lessons and yet is still pretty clueless. There are better books to spend your time and money on.


Paris Match (Stone Barrington)
Paris Match (Stone Barrington)
by Stuart Woods
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $20.31
187 used & new from $3.05

3.0 out of 5 stars If it's Tuesday you must be Holly?, October 12, 2014
It's another "cheap date" from Woods.....lots of sex with more women than you can keep track of but not much of substance either in the bedroom or the boardrooms. It's amusing in a sort of wishful thinking way for a while but eventually it gets pretty tiring of always seeing the perfect Casanova, businessman, lawyer, politician, cop and whatever else who can do no wrong and who's highest ambition seems to be getting laid as often as possible and by as many women as possible. It's all beginning to wear pretty thin....


Personal (Jack Reacher)
Personal (Jack Reacher)
by Lee Child
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $16.45
329 used & new from $1.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Unpredictable....that what makes Reacher special..., September 7, 2014
Unpredictable....that is part of the essence of Jack Reacher and this story is a great illustration of why that works. The customary formulas for thrillers simply don't apply to Reacher stories. Like, despite the proximity there are none of the usual obligatory romantic entanglements just because the opportunities are there. While I could kinda see how this plot would eventually shake out it was still a masterful build up and then culmination of events and motives. I read a lot of mysteries and thrillers and this is about as good as it gets........


Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper--Case Closed
Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper--Case Closed
by Patricia Cornwell
Edition: Hardcover
896 used & new from $0.01

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Portrait of a misguided and burned out writer. Case Closed., September 7, 2014
Looks like she blew it again - DNA proof - http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/09/07/jack-the-ripper-identified_n_5779484.html?utm_hp_ref=uk
A once favorite author but now one of the more arrogant yet least coherent writers in the field and yet still demanding among the most expensive prices for her books. Caveat emptor.
Case Closed.


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