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OXA 8000mAh Aluminium Alloy 2 USB Ports External Battery Pack Portable Charger Power Bank for iPhone 5 5S 5C 4 4S iPad Air 2 3 4 Mini iPod, Samsung Galaxy S4 S3 Note3 Note2, Google Nexus 4 5 7, Nokia Lumia, PSP, GPS and More (Black)
OXA 8000mAh Aluminium Alloy 2 USB Ports External Battery Pack Portable Charger Power Bank for iPhone 5 5S 5C 4 4S iPad Air 2 3 4 Mini iPod, Samsung Galaxy S4 S3 Note3 Note2, Google Nexus 4 5 7, Nokia Lumia, PSP, GPS and More (Black)
Offered by bravolink
Price: $28.99
3 used & new from $23.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Need extra juice for your devices?, July 25, 2014
OXA 8000mAh External Battery Pack is a perfect solution for those who travel a lot and often not be around/near a wall jack or charging stations. Even if you have access to the wall/AC jack, sometime you don't feel like carrying those AC adapters. This battery pack is compact (slim profile) and feel solid (made with aluminium alloy) and also has built-in LED flashlights. This OXA battery pack has 2 USB ports so you can charge 2 device at the same time and with 8000mAh, it charges my iPhone three times.

I was curious on why the two ports have two different amperage rating and after a bit of research, here's what I think the reason is:

Q: Can I blow up my device if I plug it to the wrong port (e.g. take a phone with 500mA requirement/wall charger and we plug it into the 2000mA)?
A: No. You can plug any USB device into any USB cable and into any USB port, and nothing will blow up -- and in fact, using a more powerful charger should speed up battery charging.

Q: So if you can't blew your device, why not make both USB port 2000mA (vs 2000mA and 600mA)?
A: Some older devices (mainly pre-2007) will not take high-amperage USB (e.g. 2000mA), so you might need to use the lower amperage option to make the charging work (though as mentioned above plugging it into the 2000mA won't blow up the device)

Thank you OXA for sending this product.

Sidarta Tanu


Matcha Green Tea Powder - ORGANIC - All Day Energy - Green Tea Lattes - Smoothies - Matcha Baking - Superior Antioxidant Content - Improved Hair & Skin Health- Exclusive to Amazon
Matcha Green Tea Powder - ORGANIC - All Day Energy - Green Tea Lattes - Smoothies - Matcha Baking - Superior Antioxidant Content - Improved Hair & Skin Health- Exclusive to Amazon
Offered by Kiss Me Organics
Price: $39.99
2 used & new from $24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Tasty, Very strong, Great with vanilla ice cream, July 25, 2014
Organic Matcha Green Tea Powder by Kiss Me Organic is a strong/concentrated green tea powder, so you only need small amount of this powder to make a drink. It's very convenient to use (like instant coffee), just add water or add some of this powder to your lattes or smoothies. You can also use this to make cakes. I can't comment on the health benefit as I haven't seen/feel it myself but I can say that this product is tasty and have strong green tea flavor. My favorite use of this green team powder is adding it to vanilla ice cream and voila, a tasty green tea ice cream. There will be some leftover/undissolved powder at the bottom of the drink (less if you making hot drinks). Thanks Kiss Me Organic for sending this product.

Sidarta Tanu


Outdoor Tech OT-5200 Orcas Active Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Earbuds (Black)
Outdoor Tech OT-5200 Orcas Active Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 Earbuds (Black)
Price: $99.95
6 used & new from $93.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid all around. Ok sound power and quality., July 24, 2014
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Outdoor Tech OT-5200 Orcas Active is a solid all around bluetooth wireless headphones. Sound quality is decent and sound power is average. Noise isolation is good therefore lack of sound power is somewhat compensated. It comes with different size of ear tips and fins which is nice since everyone have different ear size (if you use the wrong size the headphone will keep popping out). This headphones feels solid and durable and it is also sweat proof (great for exercising). It pairs quickly and the control button feature included is convenient though you will need some time to get used to the 3 buttons. The middle button is raised so it does help to select the button that you want.

Sidarta Tanu


Sherpani Spirit Horizontal Yoga Gym Bag, Heather Black, One Size
Sherpani Spirit Horizontal Yoga Gym Bag, Heather Black, One Size
Price: $64.95
7 used & new from $64.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish and roomy yoga bag, July 21, 2014
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Sherpani Spirit Horizontal Yoga Gym Bag is a stylish and light yoga bag. Though it is very light, it does feel solid and durable. The handle (and this bag) is comfortable to carry. This bag is also very roomy and will fit your yoga equipment (yoga mat, clothes etc). It is so roomy that it even fits several tennis rackets (should you wish to use this Sherpani yoga bag as a tennis bag or a general gym bag). And though this bag is very roomy, it is not big/bulky.

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Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett/2014 Endless Edition
Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett/2014 Endless Edition
by Andrew Kilpatrick
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $49.90
3 used & new from $38.95

5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway fans (Also avaliable on Kindle), July 18, 2014
Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett/2014 Endless Edition, written by Andrew Kilpatrick is a must read for all Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway fans. Value investors (or anyone who is interested in investing in stock/business) will benefit greatly from this book. There are so many important and interesting things to learn from Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway, and Of Permanent Value is a perfect way to learn them all. This book also covers important people around Warren Buffett which helps me understand how Warren Buffett become the person he is today: his philosophies, his views on life, and how he interact with other people. Over the years, Of Permanent Value, filled with Buffett's teaching and experiences, helps me to shape my investing philosophies, develop my competencies, and keeping things in perspective.

Kudos to Andy Kilpatrick for putting this book together and continue to update the story about the greatest value investor of our time. I also appreciate Andy Kilpatrick's and Warren Buffett's sense of humor.

This book is filled with lots of photos (mostly color) and also cover recent development that occurred in the past one year. The chapters are concise and gets directly to the point which makes it interesting and relatively quick (each chapter) to read. There are a lot of chapters which will give you year round fun things to read (read a couple chapters a day). This book will also make a great coffee table book. :)

Alternatively, if you want to read this book during travel, I recommend you to also purchase he Kindle edition although I am aware it is the 2012 edition (which is still a great book/edition):

Of Permanent Value: Kindle Edition Part I (2012 Odyssey Edition)
http://www.amazon.com/Of-Permanent-Value-Warren-Buffett-ebook/dp/B007YNH1M6

Of Permanent Value: Kindle Edition Part II (2012 Odyssey Edition)
http://www.amazon.com/Of-Permanent-Value-Warren-Buffett-ebook/dp/B007YNH126

Of Permanent Value: Kindle Edition Part III (2012 Odyssey Edition)
http://www.amazon.com/Of-Permanent-Value-Warren-Buffett-ebook/dp/B007YLFY1S

I hope you enjoy and learn from this book as much as I do.

Sidarta Tanu
"It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that you'll do things differently". Warren E. Buffet.


Skiva - Protective Case & Extended Battery for iPhone 4 4S - MFI Apple Certified
Skiva - Protective Case & Extended Battery for iPhone 4 4S - MFI Apple Certified
Offered by BuySPRY
Price: $26.99
4 used & new from $26.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compact and light battery case, July 16, 2014
Skiva battery case is very light and have a sleek design. It charges about 60-70% of your iPhone battery which is decent given the compact size. I prefer this case over other battery cases that can charge over 100% of your battery but at the cost of size (bulkier). This Skiva battery case is also easy to install. At first, after installing this case, my phone showed error message saying the equipment is not compatible and I am not able to charge my phone. I contacted Skiva customer support and they told me to try to shut down/restart my phone and also update my phone software. I restarted my phone a few times and the problem is solved. One other thing worth noting is that this battery case gets pretty warm when you turn it on to charge your phone. They could probably insulate this case a bit more but then it probably will be bigger/bulkier. Thanks Skiva for sending this battery pack.

Sidarta Tanu


Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman's Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific
Stop Drifting, Start Rowing: One Woman's Search for Happiness and Meaning Alone on the Pacific
by Roz Savage
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.72
52 used & new from $6.02

5.0 out of 5 stars Searching for happiness and meaning in life, July 11, 2014
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Stop Drifting, Start Rowing written by Roz Savage is an inspiring book. Roz shares her journey rowing alone in the open ocean for months which as she tries to find meaning and happiness. Her story teaches me to view life and its ups and downs differently and more positively (and not to give up easily on our dreams). For those who thinks she is a super athlete to begin with and her situation doesn't apply to us (the common people), it's probably good to note that she doesn't even like exercising. I am glad that at the end of the journey she found what she is looking for. Finally, two nuggets that I get from this book: "life is a journey" and "seize the moment".

Sidarta Tanu


Annex Quad Lock Bike Mount Kit for iPhone 5/5S - Black
Annex Quad Lock Bike Mount Kit for iPhone 5/5S - Black
Price: $64.11
3 used & new from $50.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Very secure bike mount kit for your phone, July 7, 2014
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Annex Quad Lock Bike Mount Kit is a very secure mount kit for your phone. It features double lock. They called it quad lock, though it looks like more of a double lock but you get the idea that it is a secured lock, and your phone will not accidentally popped out from the mount. It is easy to install and will fit most (if not all) bikes and in several places as well (the vertical bar or horizontal bar etc). My only concern is how durable is the o-rings especially with the outdoor weather. The zip ties (also included) will be more durable. Your phone will be a bit bulkier with the quad lock case but it's not that bad. This is a great product for bikers.

Sidarta Tanu


Inateck® 13.3 Inch MacBook Pro Retina Display Ultrabook Netbook Bag Envelope Case Cover Sleeve Carrying Protector Case Bag with Card Slot for Apple Macbook Pro Retina, Compatible with Most 11-Inch Ultrabook Netbook [Size: 13.3-Inch, Color: Green]
Inateck® 13.3 Inch MacBook Pro Retina Display Ultrabook Netbook Bag Envelope Case Cover Sleeve Carrying Protector Case Bag with Card Slot for Apple Macbook Pro Retina, Compatible with Most 11-Inch Ultrabook Netbook [Size: 13.3-Inch, Color: Green]
Offered by Inateck Online
Price: $36.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Looks great, feels great, and snug fit for 13.3 ultra book, July 3, 2014
Inateck Macbook 13.3 Inch laptop case is a very nice sleeve case for ultrabook size 13.3 (and smaller). This case feels great to touch and compact/thin enough to carry it comfortably. The design also looks good and I happen to really like the green color of this case. It fits my 13.3 inch ultrabook very nicely (actually a bit tight but not to the point it is annoying and through time/hours of use I think the case might expand a bit and fit perfectly). I tried several other laptops/netbooks smaller than 13.3 inch and they works fine too with this case. This case also have additional pockets where you can put your phone or book reader. I am not sure how solid the padding is (less padded than my other laptop bag but good compared to sleeves) and I am not going to test it by bumping or dropping my laptop in this case :) . This bag also come with the small pouch for power adapter or mouse. Overall, this is a nice case and practical to use daily especially if you don't need to carry ac adapter otherwise you might want to have another case where you can put this case and the ac adapter case and your other accessories into that carrying bag. Thanks Inateck for sending me this case.

Sidarta Tanu


Margaritaville DM1595-000-000 Key West Frozen Concoction Maker with Jumbo Jar and Travel Bag
Margaritaville DM1595-000-000 Key West Frozen Concoction Maker with Jumbo Jar and Travel Bag
Price: $211.65
2 used & new from $211.65

5.0 out of 5 stars Frozen margarita lovers dream machine, June 25, 2014
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Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker is a dream machine for frozen margarita lovers (or any frozen drinks for that matter). This machine is easy to use and it create a nice texture shaved ice with good consistency. I like the automatic setting where it will decide how much ice to shave and how long it will blend the drinks. The jar that comes with the Key West model is big (54 oz) so this is perfect to make drinks for multiple people or a party. It is a bit bulky compared to many other blenders but it does feel solid (and also shaved ice) and will save time serving big parties vs those smaller machines. Get ready for brain freeze! :)

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