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Sennheiser AVX Digital Wireless Microphone System - MKE2 Lavalier Pro Set
Sennheiser AVX Digital Wireless Microphone System - MKE2 Lavalier Pro Set
Price: $1,049.95
9 used & new from $1,049.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Love the new receivers, January 23, 2016
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After spending the last few years using mid-grade Azden and Rode wireless lav mic systems (the Azden is functional and the Rode is very good for the money), I have to admit that I was hankering for the days of mostly using Sennheiser gear. Well, the wait is over and this new Sennheiser AVX wireless system is great. The lavelier mic is clean and vibrant sounding as one would expect from Sennheiser. The really nice thing about this system is the receiver... instead of having to tape or velcro the unit to the camera, this receiver has the XLR connector built into it and it plugs directly into the camera's XLR port (or for DSLR and prosumer camera owners into your XLR to mini converter - it also comes with a mini converter cable if needed). This is a real plus for this new system. I will be adding a handheld mic to it as well.

You may ask about the price of this system versus say the latest Rode offering... While the Rode is well made, it still has a plasticy feel that doesn't seem likely to survive a drop. This Sennheiser system is very well made and has a very substantial feel to it. It is just a sturdy system.


At-A-Glance Notebook, Twinwire, Ruled, 80 Sheets, 11 x 8-3/4", Collection, Tan/Blue (YP14307)
At-A-Glance Notebook, Twinwire, Ruled, 80 Sheets, 11 x 8-3/4", Collection, Tan/Blue (YP14307)
Price: $21.19
2 used & new from $21.19

5.0 out of 5 stars Pricey, but a nice notebook., January 22, 2016
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Yes, at first glance, it is pricey for wire bound notebook. But, this is not your basic notebook. For one, its covers aren't just paperboard like most notebooks; they are thick and substantial and sturdy and have a nice pricey feel so to speak. The paper has a nice feel and writing on it is smooth and clean. I am really enjoying this notebook. It is definitely not for everyone.


Scharffen Berger Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder 2-Pack, 10 Ounces
Scharffen Berger Unsweetened Natural Cocoa Powder 2-Pack, 10 Ounces
Price: $28.08

5.0 out of 5 stars There is nothing like baking with high quality cocoa., January 13, 2016
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There is nothing like baking with high quality cocoa. Or, making hot chocolate. Scharffen Berger makes some of the best pure cocoa I have ever used. This cocoa has recently made perfect brownies and Christmas peppermint hot chocolate. And, to boot, this is processed so as to keep it all natural.

This two pack of 10 ounce cans is a great value!


The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy
The Productivity Project: Accomplishing More by Managing Your Time, Attention, and Energy
by Chris Bailey
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.44
61 used & new from $13.30

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well researched and organized., January 13, 2016
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In the Productivity Project, productivity specialist Chris Bailey spent a year personally researching and testing various aspects of the subject from interviewing other experts, did yoga, slept in and got up early, worked various lengths of the day and days of the week, kept various types of calendars and reminders, etc. All this effort led to a book that delivers a well organized book where each chapter focuses on various aspects of productivity and time management. Some of the best chapters are about the distractions to productivity and how to quiet one's mind. Each chapter concludes with a set of exercises for the reader.

Though much of this book covers things that may seem like common sense as you read it, we often forget about them in the moment; this book will serve as a reminder for those times and should also deliver some new insight into the topic.


Belkin MIXIT Metallic USB Car Charger for Apple and Android Devices (2.4 Amp / 5 Watt), Silver
Belkin MIXIT Metallic USB Car Charger for Apple and Android Devices (2.4 Amp / 5 Watt), Silver
Price: $16.35
9 used & new from $14.16

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it supposed to, but for a seemingly steep price., December 28, 2015
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Does what it supposed to, but for a seemingly steep price at $29.99 retail. It provides enough power to charge either my iPhone or my iPad as well as a few other devices I have, but with only one USB port, it really seems overpriced, even at the Amazon price of ~33% off of retail. I have one similar with two ports that works just as well and was about $15.


JOBY Action Jib Kit with Pole Pack - Capture cinematic crane shots with your GoPro or other action video camera
JOBY Action Jib Kit with Pole Pack - Capture cinematic crane shots with your GoPro or other action video camera
Price: $77.33
24 used & new from $69.09

4.0 out of 5 stars JOBY has created a decent little handheld job for small cameras such as the GoPro, December 28, 2015
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JOBY has created a decent little handheld job for small cameras such as the GoPro (what it is designed for), small video cameras, and the like. But that doesn't mean it doesn't have its shortcomings.

The system is fairly simple and straight forward... mount your GoPro to the top of the pole and use a handle similar to a bike handle to control the tilt of the camera mount via an attached piece of parachute cord. The system is simple and it works. The components are fairly well made as JOBY products usually are.

So, what are the shortcomings? Well, I took only one star off for these, but I could see some thinking they would add up to two stars. For me, most of these are solvable with the tools I have, but for many, they may not already own various grip items in their kit.

1) It really could use a grip to prevent hand fatigue. Either built into the pole or as a separate handle attachment.

2) It really could use a mount for an iPhone or other smartphone to see the video from the GoPro AND control the GoPro.

3) The small parts come with a small bag, but the rods are left to be loose. It should have come with a bag that holds everything.

4) This is a little pie in the sky for what it was designed to do so doesn't factor into star rating, but I would love to see an attachment that allows it to be attached to a tripod.


Mead 2-Inch D-Ring View Binder, Pack of 4, Black (W465-44BPP)
Mead 2-Inch D-Ring View Binder, Pack of 4, Black (W465-44BPP)
Price: $35.37

4.0 out of 5 stars Good, not the best., December 17, 2015
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The Mead D-Ring View Binder definitely has some nice features... the ring lever is good stiff to prevent accidental opening, the D-rings have an interlocking pin to prevent slipping under weight, it is easy to get front and side inserts slipped in. Overall, this is definitely a serviceable binder; my only negative comment is that the over all construction seems to me a little flimsy when compared to Avery view binders.


High Definition Wideangle Lens 0.7X(front filter size: 82mm/rear size: 62mm) packed in display box
High Definition Wideangle Lens 0.7X(front filter size: 82mm/rear size: 62mm) packed in display box
Price: $125.80
15 used & new from $49.50

2.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing., December 17, 2015
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This well constructed wide angle lens adapter was ultimately disappointing. When used for big scenes with a sweeping view, the lens is adequate; it is definitely sharp enough in the center for most people's needs, but it is softer on the edges than a more expensive option would likely deliver. Where the Raynox really falls down is on scenes that are closer to the camera... the softness on the edges is beyond unacceptable - not a single client I have would ever accept it for their needs.


TomTom Spark Cardio + Music Large Black (Headphone Bundle)
TomTom Spark Cardio + Music Large Black (Headphone Bundle)
Offered by Clever Training
Price: $249.99
18 used & new from $188.70

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not yet great., December 17, 2015
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Still getting a grip on the TomTom Spark Cardio - it seems to do more than I expected. So far, I've got it tracking my heart rate, calories burned, sleep, workout time, hiking distance, and steps. The Bluetooth headphones paired nicely with it as did some other Bluetooth headphones I have. The sound is adequate from the supplied headphones - good enough for working out. There are some negatives though... the user manual is inadequate for something like this and the user is left to figure some things out on there own; the app for the Spark Cardio is a little clunky - probably something that will improve over time if the product line takes off (hopefully they won't do what some companies do and make a new app for each new product generation leaving older product behind); Though it tracks my sleep time, it is a little basic and doesn't track the quality of my sleep like I've heard other products like this do - again something that can be improved upon with firmware updates.

Overall, I find the Spark Cardio useful and good start (I don't have any experience with other similar products like the fitbit, but hear that people really like it). I may be a little harsh with the three stars, but I am partially judging based on expectations. I dropped one star for the user manual and app and one star because I think there is room for improvement... that doesn't make it a bad product - it is perfect for some, and not enough for others.
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Epicurean Cutting Surfaces Epicurean Pastry Stand, 12.5" by 7.25", Nutmeg
Epicurean Cutting Surfaces Epicurean Pastry Stand, 12.5" by 7.25", Nutmeg
Price: $59.95
2 used & new from $59.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very useful and function... at maybe half the price., December 14, 2015
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Very functional pastry or cake stand. Goes together quick and easy, breaks down flat for storage and transport just as easy. When assembled, it is very sturdy.

But for $59.99? It is definitely either overpriced for what is - essentially a pressed wood cutting board material that while isn't ugly, it isn't exactly elegant either - or it is an overly plain style for what is called and priced "Epicurean".


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