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FosPower (15 Feet) 24K Gold Plated Toslink to Mini Toslink Digital Optical S/PDIF Audio Cable with Metal Connectors & Strain-Relief PVC Jacket
FosPower (15 Feet) 24K Gold Plated Toslink to Mini Toslink Digital Optical S/PDIF Audio Cable with Metal Connectors & Strain-Relief PVC Jacket
Offered by FosPower
Price: $10.99
2 used & new from $10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Works perfectly with my iMac 27" Retina and my external decoder/speaker setup, April 18, 2016
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Works perfectly with my iMac 27" Retina machine. I plug this into the combo headphones/opticalOut jack in the back of the iMac, and then into the TOSLINK optical port on my 5.1 powered speakers from Altec Lansing (actually, into an optical-to-analog decoder box, then into the Altec-Lansing speakers)

This is a Fiber Optic cable. It will not plug into your headphone jack and magically convert electrical audio signals into optical laser light. It is just a piece of plastic fiber with connectors on either end and a sheath to protect it. However, if you need an optical link cable to go from standard TOSLINK to mini-TOSLINK (on the iMac it is a combo port combining headphones out with optical out in a very clever arrangement) then this cable will do the job.


Mini DP to DP Cable, Rankie® Gold Plated Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable 4K Resolution Ready 6ft
Mini DP to DP Cable, Rankie® Gold Plated Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable 4K Resolution Ready 6ft
Offered by JEDirect
Price: $8.99
3 used & new from $8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A "Monster" of a Mini-DP cable!, April 18, 2016
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Works perfectly with my iMac 27" Retina machine to plug in a 4K UHD display to the Thunderbolt/DisplayPort ports on the back of the iMac. Build quality seems good, no problems so far.


HQRP Two-Way Radio Rechargeable Battery Pack compatible with Cobra FA-BP / FABP, Dantona COM-FABP / COMFABP Replacement plus Coaster
HQRP Two-Way Radio Rechargeable Battery Pack compatible with Cobra FA-BP / FABP, Dantona COM-FABP / COMFABP Replacement plus Coaster
Offered by HQRP-US
Price: $6.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Gets the Job Done!, April 4, 2016
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Fits perfectly into my little Cobra FRS radios, recharges with the OEM battery charger and holds a charge for days in standby mode. I am very pleased with the performance and the build quality so far (its been a couple of months).


HOSIM 5.1 Audio Gear Digital Audio Decoder Converter - Optical SPDIF Toslink/ Coaxial /Stereo Aux to 5.1 Analog output- support DTS/AC-3/PCM for HD player Blu-ray DVD PS3 PS4 and Xbox 360 Xbox one
HOSIM 5.1 Audio Gear Digital Audio Decoder Converter - Optical SPDIF Toslink/ Coaxial /Stereo Aux to 5.1 Analog output- support DTS/AC-3/PCM for HD player Blu-ray DVD PS3 PS4 and Xbox 360 Xbox one
Offered by HosimKey
Price: $38.90
3 used & new from $38.90

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works Great with El Capitan OS X on iMac Retina 27 inch late 2015, April 4, 2016
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Works with Mac OS X iMac 27in Retina.... I switched from PC using Intel compliant HD Audio 5.1 speaker configuration, to a 27 inch iMac with Retina display (late 2015), and by using a mini-TOSLINK to TOSLINK optical cable FosPower (6 Feet) 24K Gold Plated Toslink to Mini Toslink Digital Optical S/PDIF Audio Cable with Metal Connectors & Strain-Relief PVC Jacket, I was able to use my existing 5.1 speakers with my Mac for great sound with this unit.

I haven't explored all the options. All I know is that I plugged it in, fired up the Rhapsody music player, and pumped out some jams. The sound is very crisp and clean with absolutely no audible background noise, even with silence at max volume. The one thing I will say is the blue LEDs are hella bright! but they make a nice illumination under my desk at night, as a sort of nightlight :-)


RONSHIN 10W LED High Power Driver Power Supply + 10W LED SMD Chip Light Cool White High Power Energy Saving DIY BA00662-1
RONSHIN 10W LED High Power Driver Power Supply + 10W LED SMD Chip Light Cool White High Power Energy Saving DIY BA00662-1

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much just what you expect! Nice combo!, January 19, 2016
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As others have said, very bright and the LED gets HOT. You will need to heat sink it on a piece of metal to keep it under 100 deg C ideally (I'm inferring this from the data sheets of similarly packaged LED matrixes which spec a max junction temp of 150 deg C, quite toasty and almost certain to shorten the useful life).

I bought 2 of these and measured the current in each one. The first was 823 mA, the second, 852 mA. My next test will be to enclose these in an enclosure and let them run a bit, heat up, and see if the output current is stable. That's going to be crucial for reliable long-term operation. The minimal information for the power supply doesn't say whether it's current-regulated or not. I'm hoping it is. (I wish these Chinese suppliers would stop saying stuff like "great convenience, long life, very bright, so good" and give us some real specs (eg: "current regulation 850 mA +/- 10% @ 11-13 v" and so forth)

Will report back with more info when I get it (look for a comment if I can't edit the review).


IP6: Nature's Revolutionary Cancer Fighter: Nature's Revolutionary Cancer-Fighter
IP6: Nature's Revolutionary Cancer Fighter: Nature's Revolutionary Cancer-Fighter
by AbulKalam M. Shamsuddin
Edition: Mass Market Paperback
51 used & new from $0.01

1 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Nothing "revolutionary" here... just a grab for notability., May 19, 2015
This IP6 compound might be helpful to general health, but the FDA has warned against taking it as some kind of "cancer cure" [...]

Furthermore, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center has similarly warned "Laboratory studies show that inositol hexaphosphate slows the replication of isolated cancer cells. A small study of breast cancer patients showed that IP6 may be effective in reducing side effects from chemotherapy. Myo-inositol may benefit patients with bronchial dysplasia (chronic lung disorder). Large scale studies are needed." Does that sound like "this cures cancer?"

There is only one gold standard in health science for proving or disproving the clinical effectiveness of any treatment: the double-blind controlled study. There haven't been any, to date, to prove IP6 prevents or cures cancer. It probably does not much harm to take IP6 but beware, it does block absorption of iron, zinc, magnesium, and other trace metals which you may require in your diet.
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Verbatim 120GB USB Portable Hard Drive (USBFLB120)
Verbatim 120GB USB Portable Hard Drive (USBFLB120)

1.0 out of 5 stars Defective by Design; can not ever possibly work on a properly designed USB port., March 1, 2015
I never got any real use out of the drive. It seems to not be compatible with MacBook Pro circa 2009, the computer my wife uses, and for which this drive was intended. I gave up on that and tried to use it as a little server drive on a NetGear WiFi Router, but there, too, the powering up was hit and miss. I sent it to Verbatim for in-warranty service, and they returned the same exact drive to me, saying it was fine ("we have the same light bulb here in our lab, and it seems to work perfectly..." -- old internet joke).

I think Verbatim made great floppy disks and rewriteable CD media. They're no good at this portable drive thing. Disassembling the drive just now, since it's basically a goner, it is built around a Western Digital Scorpio 120GB SATA drive and a SATA to USB ifc board built around a SunPlusIT SATALINK SPIF225 bridge chip. The power requirement for JUST the hard drive, as listed on the WD drive label itself, is 0.55A (yes, 550 milliAmps), which exceeds the USB power supply max spec by 50 mA. If your computer has proper USB hardware on it, it will refuse to supply more than 500 mA to the USB device. And, indeed, what I am observing and hearing is the power to the unit, cycling on and off, over and over, as it overloads the USB port, and the port temporarily shuts down power to protect itself. The WD part number is WD1200BEVS, Serial number WXE308DDxxxx (last 4 omitted for 'security'). Go look it up. Verbatim created a design that CANNOT WORK on a properly-designed motherboard. USB devices which require more than 500 mA must use an external power supply, not try to suck that much out of the port itself.

It's pretty annoying, because, as one fella reported in another review, he called tech support, and they claimed the MacBook "silver" computers were "too puny" to supply enough current. What is really going on? The MacBook is properly refusing to be beaten up and robbed by a USB device that is not "playing nice." Shame on you, Verbatim.


BOSS TU-10-BK Clip-On Chromatic Tuner
BOSS TU-10-BK Clip-On Chromatic Tuner
Offered by Sonic Creations
Price: $29.99
10 used & new from $29.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Easily confused by other noises, qualifies as "tone deaf" and that's not good., February 24, 2015
Clipped it onto my vintage Silvertone acoustic guitar with freshly restrung D'Addario strings. I had gotten things into tune using a Korg tuner gadget, then tried this Boss clip-on unit. Starting on the E string, it got that right; moving up to the A string, it was still showing "E" on the display, even though fretting the E a fifth up showed me that my A string was within a halftone of being in tune, for sure, but the Boss kept displaying "E" ... the same happened with the D string as well.

My only guess is that the slight excitation of the fresh, bright, new lower E string was interfering with the unit picking up the string actually being plucked. Pretty useless in my book. The little Korg unit worked perfectly, and always displayed the correct note name. I can't recommend this Boss unit. On top of everything, mine came with a dead battery. Apparently, the final assembly person didn't put the battery protection plastic on the correct (bottom) side of the CR2032 coin cell. Blaurgh!


Knorr Classic Sauces Hollandaise Sauce Mix 0.9 Oz (Pack of 6)
Knorr Classic Sauces Hollandaise Sauce Mix 0.9 Oz (Pack of 6)
Offered by Since 1901
Price: $11.97
12 used & new from $11.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as it gets from a package, January 25, 2015
As good as it gets from a package! Has a rich creamy flavor and texture. Don't bother trying the others -- this one IS the best! No lemony flavors built in... Unlike many others which substitute lemon flavor for real egg and butter flavor. My fave for sure.


Cryotherapy Arctic Ice Cold Water Therapy With Universal Therapy Pad
Cryotherapy Arctic Ice Cold Water Therapy With Universal Therapy Pad
3 used & new from $699.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad unit, but mine failed after four days of use., January 16, 2015
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My unit was sold to me by "Med Supply Team". I was happy with the unit, although I was surprised at how small the cooler is. The description states it will provide cooling for 6 - 8 hours, but in my experience, that was more like 4 - 6 hours. The unit works well, is pretty quiet, but has a small capacity compared to any other unit that I've evaluated for purchase, yet is quite a bit less expensive too.

Having said all that, my unit FAILED after four days of use. I was just back home from the hospital after a total knee replacement, and the pump stopped pumping. The power supply showed power "on" but no go. I guess this happens sometimes: you get an "infant mortality" as they call it. I contacted the seller, Med Supply Team, and they provided a full refund, no further questions asked and no hassles. THAT is the way to stand behind the products you sell! I couldn't be happier with Med Supply Team and I would buy from them in a heartbeat. So, three stars for the product itself, but FIVE STARS for the seller!


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