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Opolar Ear and Forehead Baby Thermometer (Dual Modes, FDA Approved, High Accuracy, Default Fahrenheit, Fahrenheit to Celsius Convertible, Memory Recall, Life-time Guarantee)
Opolar Ear and Forehead Baby Thermometer (Dual Modes, FDA Approved, High Accuracy, Default Fahrenheit, Fahrenheit to Celsius Convertible, Memory Recall, Life-time Guarantee)
Offered by OPOLAR
Price: $131.96

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quick reading; good accuracy; lacks probe covers, July 5, 2015
Overall, this is a good performing IR thermometer. It reads quickly, is comfortable to hold, offers the option for both ear and forehead reading, and seems to be pretty accurate. While it could benefit from a better user guide/instructions and the addition of probe covers considering the price point, it’s been a good performer.

The overall build quality seems decent. It’s all plastic, but has a decent heft. The two buttons have a good feel to them, and are well labeled. The screen is on the small side, but is back lit and easy to read. The overall design is ergonomic, making this easy and comfortable to hold. It runs on 2 AAA batteries which are included.

Accuracy seems good. I tried it on myself several times using the ear probe and the readings were all within 0.3 degrees of one another. The forehead temp was a little less consistent – there were reading-to-reading variations of as much as one degree, and the temp itself was always lower than the ear temp. Both of those issues are inherent in all forehead reading thermometers so it’s not a fault of this particular unit. In most cases, an in-ear temp will be the most accurate method short of the gold standard (rectal readings). The unit can store up to 20 readings in memory.

What is not as well-done is the user guide. The translation is poor, which is not an uncommon issue these days, but one that should have been rectified given that this is not an inexpensive item. The instructions on usage and memory recall are unclear. Fortunately, it does not interfere with usage since the overall operation is pretty simple and can be figured out with a little trial and error.

The other area where it is lacking is a removable cover (or set of covers) for the ear probe. It would be nice to have a set of plastic covers for it so, if you want to use it for multiple children (or adults) in a single session you could just pop off a cover, put on a fresh cover and go. Plus, it’s easier to keep a cover sanitary since you can remove it and soak in alcohol. I’ve used other thermometers similar to this that come with a set of covers, and found those to be very helpful.

While the less than ideal manual is irritating, I won’t lower the rating due to that. I will drop it to one star for the lack of probe covers. It’s a handy feature that should be included at this price point. Other than that, however, this is a good performing thermometer that is comfortable to hold and use.
[Sample provided for review]


Lotus-Led (2 PACK) COB 5 Watt Dimmable MR16 GU10 LED Bulb, 60 Degree Beam Angle High Power 50W Equivalent, Daylight White(6000K) Light Bulbs,Recessed Lighting, Track Lighting
Lotus-Led (2 PACK) COB 5 Watt Dimmable MR16 GU10 LED Bulb, 60 Degree Beam Angle High Power 50W Equivalent, Daylight White(6000K) Light Bulbs,Recessed Lighting, Track Lighting
Offered by Lotus-LED
Price: $16.99
2 used & new from $16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid build quality; accurate daylight light color, July 2, 2015
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It’s great that more GE10 bulbs are becoming available as LEDs since LEDs offer several advantages over incandescents, most significantly energy savings. These are a good choice if you’re looking for an accurate daylight white light temperature.

The build quality feels very solid. I can’t tell if the casing is all plastic or part plastic and part metal, but regardless, it has a very durable feel. The connection posts are firmly attached without any wiggle whatsoever. The lens cover is crystal clear, and has a nice silver surround to it. That’s important for me since the bulb faces are exposed in the fixture I have them in, and it makes for a nice appearance.

The light output is excellent, both in terms of quantity and quality. The brightness of these 5w bulbs easily matches the 50w incandescent bulbs they replace. I’m especially pleased with the light color. These are for an interior hallway, and I wanted a bright, daylight white. That’s exactly what the daylight white version of the bulb provides – a very cool white without any trace of yellow. (They also offer bulbs with warmer color temperatures should a cool white not be what you’re looking for.)

The bulbs fit just fine into the fixture even though the bulb length is slightly longer (about ˝ inch) than the incandescents they replace.

Zero complaints. Excellent and accurate daylight white color temp, solid build quality, and it only uses 5 watts to provide excellent lighting. Highly recommend.
[Sample provided for review]


Ford Motor Company FDK1 Knife and Multi-Tool Combo Pack, Blue with Black Appointments
Ford Motor Company FDK1 Knife and Multi-Tool Combo Pack, Blue with Black Appointments
Price: $24.52

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice looks, but underwhelming performance, July 1, 2015
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This is a nice looking knife/multi-tool set (especially if you’re a fan of Ford products). The performance and build quality, however, is rather underwhelming.

The multi-tool has the usual assortment of blades, screwdrivers, saws, bottle openers, etc. that is typically found in these products. The star of the show is the pliers. The machining on the jaws is excellent – the tips meet perfectly without the slightest gap. The individual tools are less impressive, with average to below average machining. Folding/unfolding the individual tools is difficult. The spring for the pliers is very weak and cheap – it reminded me of a spring from a ball point pen.

The overall folding action of the multi-tool is pretty good, as is the case (metal – it feels and looks like anodized aluminum).

The knife blade is not bad. It comes farily sharp and, after a few passes on a stone to hone it better, seems to be able to hold an edge for a decent amount of time. However, the folding action is stiff and cumbersome, and the grip is not all that comfortable. It has a belt clip which is very sturdy but way too tight to make it easy to use.

If you’re expecting the quality of a higher-end Leatherman or SOG at a bargain price, you won’t be pleased with this. If, however, you’re looking for a low-cost set, like the Ford logo, and can live with so-so performance, this is worth a look. For the price, it’s an average performer, so 3 stars overall.
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Foot Support Gel Soft Pads by VIVEsole - Best Silicone Shoe Stickers to Help Prevent Pain from Blisters, Bunions, Corns, Calluses, Friction,Pressure Spots, and Heel Pain - Can Be Used in Any Shoes or Sandals - 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Foot Support Gel Soft Pads by VIVEsole - Best Silicone Shoe Stickers to Help Prevent Pain from Blisters, Bunions, Corns, Calluses, Friction,Pressure Spots, and Heel Pain - Can Be Used in Any Shoes or Sandals - 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Offered by HEALTH SOURCE
Price: $9.99
2 used & new from $8.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Very handy; simple to use; comfortable, July 1, 2015
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This is a very simple product: a oval piece of silicone with an adhesive back. It’s perfect for sticking on rub spots on shoes to make them more comfortable to wear.

They come in a set of six, with each measuring about 1.25 inches long and 1 inch wide. They are crystal clear, and made of a squishy silicone. There is adhesive on one side to stick them in place.

I’m using them on the heel area of my running shoes. They do a very good job in keeping the heel from slipping, especially in the summer when I’m wearing thin socks. The material is pliable enough to form fit on the inside of the shoe, and the adhesive keeps it firmly in place. As with anything that has adhesive, it will stick best if the surface is clean and dry before you apply it.

My only complaint is the packaging. These are clear silicon that come in a small, clear zip-lock bag. The backing sheet (e.g., the sheet that the adhesive side is stuck to) is also clear. It’s really easy to miss these if they come packed with other items! I nearly tossed it in the trash since it was so easy to overlook in the box from Amazon. At the very least, the backing sheet should be colored, or perhaps include a piece of cardboard in the bag to help this stick out.

Other than the packaging issue, zero complaints. They work well, keep my shoes from slipping/chafing, and prevent blisters.
[Sample provided for review]


Philips Norelco S7720/90 7700 Shaver, Frustration Free Packaging
Philips Norelco S7720/90 7700 Shaver, Frustration Free Packaging
Price: $199.95

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Very gentle, but disappointing when it comes to closeness, July 1, 2015
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This hits the mark when it comes to providing a gentle shave, but does it at the expense of closeness. The lack of closeness is especially pronounced when used wet. That, plus an unimpressive build quality for the price points does not make this a compelling purchase.

I’ve used Norelco shavers for many years and have usually been impressed with the brand. However, the Norelecos I’ve tried in the past couple of years have been less than impressive, while the cost keeps escalating. This is a prime example.

The build quality is decent, but not up to what I would expect for this price point. Compared with models from Braun at about the same price point, this feels and looks cheap. Lots of plastic that does not scream quality. The cleaning station is also underwhelming. It’s functional, but clunky and not nearly as effective as the Braun cleaning stations.

On the plus side, it is pretty ergonomic – I was able to grip it securely and comfortably with both wet and dry hands. The power button has a smooth feel, and the heads have decent articulating action. However, the good points are muted when you pop off the heads. The entire head assembly feels cheap and low-end.

Norelco boasts about the gentle nature of the shave and they are correct. This is a very gentle shave when used dry, and even more gentle when used wet. The heads glide smoothly without any harshness or pulling even with multiple passes.

That’s good, since you’re going to need multiple passes to get a decent shave. The balance between closeness and gentle is way on the side of gentle with this razor. The combs and cutters don’t seem to have the same “bite” on whiskers that Norelco’s normally have. It took me a number of passes using it dry even on easy to shave areas (cheek) to get even close (no pun intended) to an acceptable shave. On more difficult areas, such as the neck and jaw line, even multiple passes failed to produce what I consider to be a close shave. Using it wet (I used a thin gel type of shave cream) made it even more difficult to get a close shave.

This may be a good choice if you have ultra-sensitive skin or are prone to ingrown hairs. If you can live with the cheap feeling build quality for the price, this would be a 4-star razor if gentle was your main (or only) criterion. For regular faces, this is a one star shaver for the price. Thus, and overall rating of 2 stars.


Pet Backseat Barrier and Car Door Cover - [80% OFF Independence Day Sales!] - Dogs and Cats Backseat Barrier (1) and Car Door Protection Covers (2) for for Automobiles , Cars , SUVs , Sedans and All other Vehicles © Pet Magasin
Pet Backseat Barrier and Car Door Cover - [80% OFF Independence Day Sales!] - Dogs and Cats Backseat Barrier (1) and Car Door Protection Covers (2) for for Automobiles , Cars , SUVs , Sedans and All other Vehicles © Pet Magasin
Offered by PetMagasin Direct
Price: $29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Durable build quality; not nuts about the attachment method, June 30, 2015
This is a set of three items: one backseat barrier and two door protectors. It’s a good set to have to help protect your car from pet damage. However, the mounting method for the car door protectors may be problematic in some cases.

The build quality of the items is excellent. All are made of thick, durable nylon. There’s a cloth hem all around the pieces that is nicely stitched. I can’t imagine even the sharpest claw being able to pierce this material. Since it’s nylon it also has the added benefit of being waterproof (or drool proof, as the case may be).

The backseat battier is simple to install: just put the straps around the front seat head rests and cinch them tight. The straps are durable nylon that are well attached (via stitching, not glue) to the barrier fabric, and have easy-to-adjust slide-through buckles. There are also straps at the base of the barrier. Those were a little more challenging to find a place to attach them to in my car. I ended up using a short bungee cord to loop through the base straps and attach to a D-ring on the floor of the car.

I’m not a fan of how the side door protectors attach. They come with strips of velcro that have an adhesive backing. You’re supposed to peel and stick the velcro to the door, then attach the protector to the velcro. I’m not interested in sticking something to my door, so I ended up using a couple of jumbo clips (the kind you use to hold stacks of paper together) to clip the protector to the door. That holds it in place just fine without the need to stick anything to the door, but it’s a method that may or may not work depending on the car.

The door protectors could also be used as seat protectors. For smaller cars, the size of the protector is easier to deal with than the long sheets that are commonly used for seat protection.

While the build quality and durability easily rate 5 stars, the limited attachment methods (and the fact that there are no instructions or a “suggested use” guide that comes with the product) merits only 3 stars. Thus, and overall rating of 4 stars.
[Sample provided for review]


V-LIGHT Full Spectrum Natural Daylight Effect Magnifier Task Lamp with 3-Diopter Glass Lens and Desktop Base (VS40203B)
V-LIGHT Full Spectrum Natural Daylight Effect Magnifier Task Lamp with 3-Diopter Glass Lens and Desktop Base (VS40203B)
Price: $34.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars OK for general hobby work; so-so build quality and performance, June 29, 2015
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This is a average performing magnifying lamp. The articulating arms are lightweight, and have a fairly limited range of motion compared with other articulating arm lamps I’ve used. The tension knobs on the light head and base are hard to turn and don’t grip well. The joints don’t move smoothly, and the light has a problem holding its position at times.

On the plus side, the base is nice and heavy, and holds the lamp securely. It also has a clamp so you can get rid of the base and clamp the lamp to a desk edge. That’s the setup I’m using and, while the clamp is not what I’d call heavy-duty, it’s up to the task of holding the lamp.

I really like that the on/off switch is an in-line “block” that is part of the power cord. The block also contains the transformer, so the plug end is a normal plug rather than have a wall wart end. I used some adhesive pads to stick the on/off switch block to the desk leg so it remains off the desk top but still easy to reach.

The lens is pretty clear but not what I would call an outstanding optic. There is some distortion in the magnification toward the edges. The magnification is pretty limited.

The light output is even but rather dim. I find I need to use a second light to provide enough illumination for many tasks. The light temperature is extremely cool to the point of being bluish.

This is OK for general hobby work if you have old eyes (like I do) and need some help seeing small parts. But the build quality, less than ideal light output, and average quality optics bring my rating to 3 stars even when factoring in price point of the item. It’s an average performer.


#1 COOLEST Cooling Towel Neck Wrap Chilly Pad Keeps You Cool When You Get Hot - Do Not Sweat but Stay Cooler During Sports Fitness Workout Running Exercise Yoga Gym Workout Golf Tennis Camping Hiking Anytime-Color:GREEN Brand: Perfect Life Ideas -Tm®
#1 COOLEST Cooling Towel Neck Wrap Chilly Pad Keeps You Cool When You Get Hot - Do Not Sweat but Stay Cooler During Sports Fitness Workout Running Exercise Yoga Gym Workout Golf Tennis Camping Hiking Anytime-Color:GREEN Brand: Perfect Life Ideas -Tm®
Offered by Perfect Life Ideas
Price: $24.95
2 used & new from $19.77

5.0 out of 5 stars Good for both cooling and bug avoidance, June 28, 2015
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This is a “high tech” approach to the traditional method of tying a damp bandanna around your neck to keep cool. The material is more effective at evaporation than a cotton bandanna, but the principle (evaporative cooling) is the same.

The material is thin, but feels more than sturdy enough to last for quite a while. It has a light honeycomb texture to it to boost evaporation/absorbency properties (at least I imagine that’s what it’s for) but remains very smooth to the touch. I don’t have any irritation or chafing at all when using it.

It comes sealed in plastic wrap, which is, in turn, sealed in a plastic tube. The tube is handy to have since it makes it easy to store without being damaged, or to carry along in a gym bag. The plastic tube is rather lightweight – a more substantial tube would have been nice.

Maintenance is easy: just hand wash and wring out. According to the manufacturer it can be machine washed, but I prefer to hand wash items such as these to keep them in good shape, plus be able to use a gentler detergent than what I use in the washer. Regardless of how you wash it, it can’t be put into a dryer – air dry only.

In addition to cooling, it’s also great to keep bugs away when working outdoors. With all the rain we’ve had recently, it’s a literal jungle out there, with clouds of gnats and the like circling my head when I’m doing yard work. I don’t like to apply bug spray on my face, so I spray it on the cooling cloth and put it on my neck. Keeps me cool, and it’s pretty effective at keeping the bugs at bay. Best of all, the bug spray smell mainly stays on the cooling cloth so I don’t have to smell the bug spray on me all day.

It’s a simple product that works well, and is well-made. Zero complaints!
[Sample provided for review]


KEDSUM Dimmable 4W MR16 GU10 LED Light Bulbs, 40W Equivalent, 270lm, 45ˇăBeam Angle, Recessed Lighting, 110Volts, Warm White
KEDSUM Dimmable 4W MR16 GU10 LED Light Bulbs, 40W Equivalent, 270lm, 45ˇăBeam Angle, Recessed Lighting, 110Volts, Warm White
Offered by KEDSUM
Price: $7.99
2 used & new from $7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid build quality; excellent light output, June 27, 2015
I’ve been slowly converting all my incandescents to LEDs throughout the house since LEDs are so much easier to deal with. Low energy use, low (or no) heat output, and great light output. My fixtures that take GU10 bulbs have been the last to be converted since those bulbs used to be hard to find. A number are now available at reasonable prices, and this bulb from Kedsum has been a winner so far.

The build quality feels solid. I can’t tell if the upper portion of the outer casing is metal or plastic, but regardless of the material, it has a substantial feel. The connection posts were solidly affixed – zero wiggle even when I tugged and turned them rather hard.

The lens face has a decorative style to it that looks good if you have a fixture where the bulb face is easily seen. The lens face itself is crystal clear.

The bulb frame is a little longer (about ˝ inch) than the halogen bulbs I was previously using, but I didn’t have any problem fitting this into the fixture.

The light output is excellent. This is easily as bright or brighter than the 50w halogen it replaces, and it uses only 4w. The beam is somewhat narrow – I wouldn’t call it a spot light, but it’s more akin to a spot than it is to a flood. It works great for my needs, since the fixture has three bulbs that can be positioned independently of one another, so the somewhat tighter beam is a plus.

Zero hum or noise, and zero lag time when turning it on compared with a halogen. The heat output is minimal, which is another energy savings (e.g., cuts down on the load on the A/C).

No complaints at all. Granted, the longevity is unknown (I’ll update the review if it is a problem) but assuming these last the claimed 30,000 hours is accurate, it should be a while before it needs to be replaced.

Well worth considering if you’re looking for a GU10 LED bulb.
[Sample provided for review]


Rondaful Super Bright Outdoor 30W Warm White LED Flood Lights Ip65 Waterproof Floodlight Spotlights
Rondaful Super Bright Outdoor 30W Warm White LED Flood Lights Ip65 Waterproof Floodlight Spotlights

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid case, straightforward install, excellent light output, June 26, 2015
For the price, this is a pretty good outdoor spotlight. The build quality feels very solid, with an all-metal housing and what appears to be a glass front. The design is very plain and utilitarian, but this is a spotlight, after all, and not a decorative fixture.

It is a hardwire only installation. The leads are a little short (about 6 inches) but the wire ends are pre-stripped, and the wire gauge is decently thick. It mounts on a metal swivel bracket that is attached to the housing. The bracket has two slots and a center hole, so it's pretty easy to find a mounting system that works for whatever you're dealing with.

There was a little rattle inside the back compartment of the light when I received it. I took off the back section to investigate, and found out that the rattle was from the transformer being a little loose. It didn't interfere with operation, but I fastened it a bit better to the housing before closing it up. I was pleased to find that the back compartment has a silicone (or silicone-like) gasket of decent thickness and quality to maintain water tightness.

The fixture does stick out a bit from the wall -- the unit is a little over 5 inches deep, not including the bracket. But again, it's designed for utility rather than looks, and it does perform very well. The light output from this 30w fixture is more than I was getting from my 300w halogen fixture. Plus, as with all LED bulbs, the heat output is just a fraction of what a halogen puts out.

I can't speak to the long-term reliability of this since I've just recently installed it, but the build quality makes me think it will provide a decent amount usage. I'll update the review should that not be the case.

Overall, two thumbs up. Not much to look at, but it delivers excellent light quality and quantity for only 30w of power.
[Sample provided for review]


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