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Cables Unlimited PCM-2291-02M Display Port Male to Display Port Male Cable (2 M)
Cables Unlimited PCM-2291-02M Display Port Male to Display Port Male Cable (2 M)
Offered by cables4computer
Price: $9.99
4 used & new from $5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Appears to be a quality product, April 29, 2015
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This is a nice and thick cable. I have a good sense about it. It does not feel flimsy at all.


Panasonic Prestige NN-SD688S, 1.2-Cubic Foot 1300 Watt Sensor Microwave Oven, Stainless Steel
Panasonic Prestige NN-SD688S, 1.2-Cubic Foot 1300 Watt Sensor Microwave Oven, Stainless Steel

1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and shady construction, do not buy, January 12, 2015
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The engineer who designed the brackets that hold the door locking mechanism should be stripped of his ring.

When you are paying for this microwave oven, you are not paying for quality, you are paying for the name “PANASONIC” slapped on the cheapest piece of garbage there is.

I am disappointed.


Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Charcoal Black 32GB (Verizon Wireless)
Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Charcoal Black 32GB (Verizon Wireless)
Price: $729.99
17 used & new from $379.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Big, great, December 9, 2014
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I usually buy top-of-the-line and keep my phones for long time. Things that were important to me, when choosing the new Android smartphone, were camera quality, battery that lasts and is easy to replace, ability to use the phone overseas, and plenty of storage or ability to add extra. All these things, carrier availability, and the desire to have the top of the line processor, pretty much narrowed my choice down to Note 4, even though I did not particularly care for the size, and the stylus.

I surprised myself when the phone arrived and I tried using the stylus (that Samsung calls S-Pen); I found the S-Pen very useful, and now I take written notes with it all the time.

The biggest negative of this phone is all the third-party junk it comes preloaded with, fortunately for the most part it can be hidden away so it does not bother you. The other negative is the large glass cover over the protruding camera lens. I am worried about breaking or scratching the glass, though a thick enough case should help protecting it.

Overall, I recommend Note 4. It is a very good phone.


Fire TV Stick
Fire TV Stick
Price: $39.00

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for Amazon Videos and Music over Wi-Fi, December 2, 2014
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This review is from: Fire TV Stick (Electronics)
The Fire TV Stick is a nifty little package. I played with it for a day, and there is some roughness showing up in software, that I hope the developers can fix in short order. As such, most of this review will probably read like a bug report. To start, though, I would like to talk a little bit about the device form factor.

Besides a battery-powered remote control, the Fire TV Stick consists of two boxes: a power supply that connects to a wall outlet, and the main stick enclosure. These two get connected by a USB A to Micro-B cable. The main enclosure can be plugged into a TV set’s HDMI port ether directly (if the space around the HDMI receptacle allows for it) or through an included HDMI extension cable.

If you are lucky, and your TV set has a spare USB port with enough power for the Fire TV Stick to function, you may be able to get by without having to run the cable to the power supply. Do that on your own risk, though. Officially, the included power supply connection is required.

It is also worth noting that the only way Fire TV Stick connects to the Internet is via Wi-Fi. Even if you have wired Ethernet connection available near your TV set, you will not be able to go forego wireless.

Those who dislike adding yet another remote to their entertainment system will happy to know that Fire TV Stick is HDMI-CEC compatible. As such, if your TV set or whatever you are plugging the Fire TV Stick into is also HDMI-CEC compatible, then you can just use the remote you already have.

In practice, there are some issues with that, which may be attributed to vendor incompatibility. The largest issue is that the Fire TV Stick’s home button is not properly mapped. That is not such a big deal when navigating the main Fire TV Stick interface, as instead of using the home button, one can just push the back button a few times.

Another story is when using apps. Some apps, like CBS news app for example, integrate into the Fire TV Stick very well. Other apps look and feel jarringly different. An example of the latter is the YouTube app; besides looking different, for some reason it appears to have further adverse effect on HDMI-CEC button mappings: I found that the fast forward button does not work; and the back button takes you only as far back as the YouTube app’s main screen, and would not let you go back to the Fire TV Stick’s main interface.

Another way to control the Fire TV Stick is with a special Fire TV android app. For the app to find the stick the android device must be on the same network, and the network should have IP multicasting enabled. I wish the Fire TV android app had more communication options, such as specifying the Fire TV IP address manually, and Bluetooth connectivity. Also, since the Fire TV stick connects to your Amazon account anyway, it would not be farfetched to envision some kind of auto-configuration option; though security and privacy issues would have to be considered in this case.

The Fire TV android app contains the same six control buttons, as on the native remote. At the top of the app there are links to keyboard and voice search. In the middle though, instead of navigation buttons, there is some kind of bizarre touchpad surface. How to use that surface to control the Fire TV Stick is not intuitive at all. This part of the Fire TV android app definitely needs work.

Overall, if your main needs are to stream Amazon videos and music, and your Wi-Fi network is not constrained, I would not hesitate recommending the Fire TV Stick. Otherwise, you may be better served by the full-scale Amazon Fire TV appliance, or by a media-center PC.


Accell J132B-002B Micro HDMI (Type-D) to DVI-D (Female) Adapter
Accell J132B-002B Micro HDMI (Type-D) to DVI-D (Female) Adapter
Offered by LLYtech
Price: $14.72
32 used & new from $12.03

5.0 out of 5 stars Works fine at 1920x1200, September 22, 2014
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I just got this item, and I can also confirm that it works with Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro. The trick is not to exceed the 1920x1200 resolution on an external monitor connected through this adapter.


Aurum Cables 8 pair CAT6 Kit - 250 ft CAT6 Ethernet Network Cable - Crimp tool - Pack of Cable Boots - Pack of RJ45 - Cable Tester
Aurum Cables 8 pair CAT6 Kit - 250 ft CAT6 Ethernet Network Cable - Crimp tool - Pack of Cable Boots - Pack of RJ45 - Cable Tester

2.0 out of 5 stars Wrong Cable, Wrong Plugs, Suspect quality, May 19, 2014
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Wrong kind of cable. For patch cords with crimped connectors you want stranded copper cable, this is solid cable with some additional internal reinforcement that gets in the way of plug installation.

Here is what I think is written on the jacket: "LAN CABLE 24AWG/4PRS UTP EIC VERIFIED TO TIA/EIA-568B.2 CHI6 300feet" but that is just my guess as to what it is saying because only the bottom halves of these letters are visible.

The plugs are not CAT6. CAT6 plugs are supposed to be staggered, these are straight.

The crimper tool is of a kind that I used a lot in the past, but there is something not quite right with the particular one in this kit. It does not open wide enough, and the die is a bit crooked.

I have a feeling that somebody put these kits from substandard stuff that did not pass the inspection somewhere.

You get what you pay for.

Edit, 06/05/14: Less than a dozen of crimps later, and the plastic piece broke off from the plastic connecter guide on the crimper.
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Acer V176L b 17-Inch LCD Display
Acer V176L b 17-Inch LCD Display
Price: $93.52
69 used & new from $69.99

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Confusing Model Numbers, May 2, 2014
Please note that under the V176L name Acer sells different models:

V176L UM.BV6AA.001 – DVI and VGA
V176L UM.BV6AA.003 – VGA only
V176L b UM.BV6AA.002 – VGA only

That is just the 17" models currently listed on the official Acer website, there are also some discontinued models, these have DVI: UM.BV3AA.D02, ET.BV3RP.D05. And this one is VGA only: ET.BV3RP.B01.


Incase Nylon Sling Sleeve for 13" MacBook Air / Pro (Dark Grey/ Red Orange) CL60035
Incase Nylon Sling Sleeve for 13" MacBook Air / Pro (Dark Grey/ Red Orange) CL60035
Offered by Bargains AAA
Price: $39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect fit for a Yoga 2 Pro, December 23, 2013
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This case is a perfect fit for a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro.

I personally wish that the pockets were just a little bit roomier. But on the other hand, you do not buy an ultrabook to carry a bunch of accessories with you. So, for many, this item may as well be as close to perfect size as it can be.

In one of the front pockets I have a fold-flat headset, a USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet network adapter, and a small plastic case with SD cards. The ultrabook power adapter fits in the second front pocket. There is a wide back pocket that I leave empty, or with folded papers. Letter-sized papers can go together with the ultrabook into the main compartment.

I like the soft interior.

And I very much appreciate the attention to detail that shows throughout the case, such as an unobtrusive lip, to protect the netbook from the zippers, the pockets where handles can hide, and the useful space above front pockets.

If you plan to carry external hard drives or anything fragile with you, please note that the case pockets are not padded, only the main ultrabook compartment is.

Overall, I highly recommend this case to anyone who needs a step up from sleeves, but does not need to carry a lot of accessories.


Creative Converting Premium Plastic Forks, Ivory Color, Package Of 50,   (Pack of 3)
Creative Converting Premium Plastic Forks, Ivory Color, Package Of 50, (Pack of 3)
Price: $24.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I need, September 24, 2013
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I have purchased these forks three times so far. They are very good - sturdy enough, and not brittle.

Great disposable forks. I wish they were less expensive, but, I guess, if you want quality you got to pay for it.


Ampad 73127 Ampad Fastrip Pull & Seal Security Envelope, 9 x 12, White, 100/box
Ampad 73127 Ampad Fastrip Pull & Seal Security Envelope, 9 x 12, White, 100/box
Price: $17.97
15 used & new from $14.11

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best of a kind, September 24, 2013
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These are the best white 9"x12" envelopes available at the time of this review writing.

I agree with another customer. I wish the manufacturer offered a version of these envelopes without the tear-away strip. I would buy those. Sometimes less is more.

Otherwise - no complaints.


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