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Aqua Sphere Kayenne Goggle With Smoke Lens, Clear/Silver, Regular
Aqua Sphere Kayenne Goggle With Smoke Lens, Clear/Silver, Regular
Price: $18.88
30 used & new from $18.86

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Goggles!, August 28, 2014
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I bought these to replace my previous season's swim goggles and they worked better than I expected. Usually my goggles get torn off my face when I body surf, or dive in from the dock, not these. The smoke glass is also great if the sun is shinning brightly. They were well worth the extra money, vs the ten dollar pairs I used to buy.

Recommended: Buy!


Surfing Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Wave Riding
Surfing Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Wave Riding
by John Robison
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.52
44 used & new from $8.89

5.0 out of 5 stars Great first book on surfing., August 28, 2014
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I bought this book to read up on "how to surf" before taking a lesson and it was very helpful. However if all you wanted to know was that, you need to skim the first 100 pages and just read the basics. On the otherhand I found those first chapters interesting and when I get my surfing act together I'll go back and study up before buying a board.

Also if you've never surfed, I recommend a lesson first before renting a board and just trying it. You'll be much happier. And if you get this book and practice "pop ups" at home on the carpet you'll be even happier at your first lesson.

Recommended.


Speedo Silicone Swim Cap (Black)
Speedo Silicone Swim Cap (Black)
Price: $10.80
13 used & new from $6.23

4.0 out of 5 stars Basic swim cap., August 28, 2014
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Got it for swimming at the beach and keeping my head from sunburning. Works, easy on and off (no hair on my head to get in the way!) I've only had it for this summer so I can't tell you how long it will last, but it seems as well made as it can be. I might go for a neoprene one next time as the silicon sticks a bit on the head, but hey, it's a swim cap. Never thought I'd need one but with my aging head, I no longer have hair to cover over the skin and it sunburns easily. This cap fixed that.


Polaroid PHP110BK 3.5mm Foldable Stereo Headphone with Microphone, Noise Isolation and Detachable Cord, Black
Polaroid PHP110BK 3.5mm Foldable Stereo Headphone with Microphone, Noise Isolation and Detachable Cord, Black
Price: $17.36

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent headphones, for a ressonable cost., August 28, 2014
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I bought these to take on a trip to wear on the airplane so I could listen to my phone's music. For that they were "ok", better for me than earbuds but without the expensive noise canceling, the airplane roar wasn't well blocked. But I wanted something that if I left them in the hotel I wouldn't kick myself. For that they work just fine.

Pro: Inexpensive, comfortable, cord is replaceable, reasonably compact
Con: nothing key

Recommended buy for what they are, headphones that don't cost a fortune.


Casio Men's MRW-S300H-1BVCF Solar Powered Analog Sport Watch
Casio Men's MRW-S300H-1BVCF Solar Powered Analog Sport Watch
Price: $30.53
7 used & new from $30.53

4.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight knock about watch., August 28, 2014
Bought this watch to wear on the weekend when I'm working on projects and didn't want to mess up my daily watch. I got what I paid for, a watch that won't need a battery, and that I don't care about if it scratched etc. However I probably should have gone for a slightly more expensive watch because I'd like to wear it swimming on a regular basis and this watch while water reisistant doesn't look like it's going to last long in the lake. Oh well, not much lost. 4 stars as I needed 1) a bezel that rotates one direction (should have paid more attention to the description.) 2) screw down crown so that it keeps the water out.

Pros: Analog, solar, inexpensive
Cons: bezel rotates both directions way too easily, not a screw down crown.

Recommendation: meh. Will get something else when it dies.


Adarga Leather Handlebar Tape (Black)
Adarga Leather Handlebar Tape (Black)
Offered by Austin City Cycles
Price: $54.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice handlebar tape, July 28, 2014
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Really nice handlebar tape. I've only had it on for a month now but I love it. I also highly recommend that you use silicone tape to finish it vs plain old electric tape. It's non sticky so it won't make a mess when you want to reuse this tape again. I'll post again when it wears out.


Miccus Home RTX: Long Range, Bluetooth Music Transmitter or Receiver (A2DP)
Miccus Home RTX: Long Range, Bluetooth Music Transmitter or Receiver (A2DP)
Offered by BLUTEKUSA
Price: $51.37
21 used & new from $41.89

3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't work with my Boise Mini speaker. The plan ..., July 28, 2014
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Didn't work with my Boise Mini speaker. The plan was to use the RTX as a transmitter from my home stereo to a speaker out in the backyard. But I couldn't get the two of them to pair up. I can use my cell phone(s), ipad (ver 2) to pair with the speaker so I know that if the signal is available it will connect. But without any sort of UI I couldn't tell why the RTX wouldn't pair. So back it went.

I never got around to testing to see if it worked as a receiver from the cell phones/ etc.

So take this review for what it's worth... (hence 3 stars) As maybe I had a defective unit, maybe the two devices have incompatible signals who knows. Your mileage may vary.


Flowfold Slim Front Pocket Trifold Wallet
Flowfold Slim Front Pocket Trifold Wallet
Offered by Makerlane
Price: $29.95
6 used & new from $27.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Sports Wallet., July 28, 2014
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I wanted a lightweight wallet that I could take bicycling. It didn't have to be waterproof but it needed to survive splashes & carry the essentials, ID, credit card, some cash. This wallet does it better than most. I like tri-folds as they pack up smaller in my tool bag.

Con: The liner isn't sewn to the outer edge. This may be necessary for it to bend easily but it makes things inside the wallet a bit "looser" than one that is sewn at all the internal edges. No fraying, as it it's seams are covered.

Pro: Light weight. Durable, good looking in "outdoors" sort of way.


Bodum 34-Ounce Coffee Press Glass Replacement Beaker
Bodum 34-Ounce Coffee Press Glass Replacement Beaker
Offered by TopsApplianceCity
Price: $21.99
18 used & new from $18.89

4.0 out of 5 stars Broke the original glass this works great as a replacment., April 23, 2014
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Measure, measure, measure, otherwise you'll get the wrong size. However this glass is thinner than I would wish for something that is used as often as my coffee press. Still if you break it, this is the replacement that is possible.


KOZMICC 5.2" Inch Hard GPS Carrying Case (Black) for Garmin Nuvi 1450LMT, 1490T, 1490LMT, 2450, 2460, 1450, 1490, 5000. Magellan Roadmate 1470, 1475T, 2035, 5045. TomTom XXL 535T, 550, 540, 540T, 540TM and more
KOZMICC 5.2" Inch Hard GPS Carrying Case (Black) for Garmin Nuvi 1450LMT, 1490T, 1490LMT, 2450, 2460, 1450, 1490, 5000. Magellan Roadmate 1470, 1475T, 2035, 5045. TomTom XXL 535T, 550, 540, 540T, 540TM and more
Offered by Craezon
Price: $5.99
2 used & new from $5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars When I used my Garmin GPS I used this case and it worked well., April 23, 2014
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Title pretty much says it all. There is a net on one side to put the cable and the other for the GPS. It's hard enough to protect it as it goes through those airport scanners. I didn't use it enough to wear it out, so that's a good sign as well. But now that I have a Z10 phone I no longer use the GPS.


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