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Noontec Noise Cancelling Over-ear Headphones Hammo GO The One Choice For Audiophiles Pure Sound Quality, Durable, Foldable & Fashionable Stereo Headphones (Black with Noise Cancelling)
Noontec Noise Cancelling Over-ear Headphones Hammo GO The One Choice For Audiophiles Pure Sound Quality, Durable, Foldable & Fashionable Stereo Headphones (Black with Noise Cancelling)
Offered by NOONTEC
Price: $149.99
3 used & new from $94.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent comfort and sound quality, November 26, 2015
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I continue to be impressed with Noontec’s line of headphones. They aren’t flashy or all that impressive with regard to looks, but provide solid performance at a great price point. These Hammo Go’s fit that mold perfectly. While there’s a lot of plastic rather than more up-scale materials, they perform perfectly where is counts: comfort and sound quality.

Over the ear designs can be tricky to get right in terms of comfort since the pads have to be just right to ensure a good fit without giving you “ear fatigue.” The Hammo Go’s do it right. The padding is super soft and the fit is tight enough to keep them in place without feeling as if you have a band wrapped on your head. These are one of the few on ear designs that I can wear for hours and not even notice much that they are there. Heat build-up is minimal.

The sound quality is excellent, especially considering the price point. It’s a very well-balanced sound that combines clear upper and mid-range with pretty impressive bass performance. Even when pushing the volume up to the point where it’s probably too loud for me to be listening to, the sound quality remained solid. The bass appears to be boosted somewhat, but is not overdone to the detriment of the overall sound quality.

It comes with cables (remember, these are wired headphones – no bluetooth) that are of very good quality, batteries for the noise cancellation function and a case.

The noise cancellation is not perfect, but it is helpful in cutting down ambient noise. I’d call it more of a “muting” of external noise rather than true and complete cancellation. Even without it operating the headphones have good sound isolation, so for me, it’s not an essential feature. I can see it being most useful when on an airplane or other such environment that has steady and intrusive background noise. One small miss: it does not have an indicator LED for when noise cancellation is on, which is something I have found to be helpful on other noise cancellation headphones I have so I remember to turn it off when not in use.

All in all, it’s a great product. The build quality is rather plasticy, but good for the price point (4-stars). The sound quality and comfort are excellent for the price point (5+ stars). If you’re unwilling to compromise on comfort and sound quality, but don’t want to spend a lot, these should be on your short list.
[Sample provided for review]

Lee Men's Dungarees New Belted Wyoming Cargo Short, Khaki, 34
Lee Men's Dungarees New Belted Wyoming Cargo Short, Khaki, 34
Price: $29.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable and well-made, November 26, 2015
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I’m really impressed with these shorts. The fit is a bit loose, but not what I would call baggy – just comfortable and casual. The construction quality is excellent – all the seams are tight and even, and there is double stitching on all the stress points. The material is sturdy and very soft to the touch. I have them in khaki, and the color is as-depicted in the product photo.

I didn’t think I would like the belt since I’m usually not a fan of web-type belts, but this one is the exception. The closure loops are metal and do a great job of keeping the webing exactly where you put it. There has been no loosening or drooping on the belt when wearing the shorts. The web material is thick and sturdy, and is an exact fit for the size of the belt loops.

The waist sizing is accurate. It’s a “relaxed” type of cut so there’s ample room in the legs and seat. The legs extend to my kneecap.

Absolutely zero complaints. These look nice, feel great, are well-made, and a good value for the price point. Highly recommend.

ClosetMaid 55031 Multi Level Shoe Organizer, Dark Cherry
ClosetMaid 55031 Multi Level Shoe Organizer, Dark Cherry
Price: $25.66

5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of space; attractive; assembly could be improved, November 26, 2015
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This is one of the nicer looking shoe racks I’ve come across. The sides are wood, and finished very well. Rather than slats, it has cloth “racks” to hold the shoes. The cloth is very thick and sturdy, and is held in place by metal rods. It makes for a very attractive design for a shoe rack.

There are three places to hold shoes. The bottom rack (which is flat); the main rack (which is tilted) and a small pocket on the backside that is sized for holding flats and sandals. As with most any shoe rack this is primarily designed for shoes, not boots, and works best with smaller shoes (e.g., woman sizes). But it’s also quite usable for mens shoes – my size 11's fit just fine on the flat and tilted racks, and sandals fit in the back pouch. I had no problems getting it to hold 9 pairs of size 11 shoes, and could squeeze in a 10th pair if I had to.

It can be stacked with another rack to build a tower o’ shoes. There are two holes pre-drilled on the base of the frame that allow the racks to be joined with wooden dowels (included).

The only problem I encountered was assembly. While the actual mechanics of assembly are simple (just thread screws into the threaded metal rods and tighten with the included Allen wrench) figuring out how to position the tilted shelf was a bit of a head-scratcher based on the instructions. I ended up just looking at the product picture on the box and figuring it out that way. It would have been much better if the holes were labeled with small stickers, as is often done with ready-to-assemble furniture, so that you can just match pole “A” with hole “A.” It’s also helpful to have a second person help hold the frame while the poles are being installed. It’s possible to get it done by yourself, but I’m sure there would have been less cursing had there been a second pair of hands.

That issue aside, this is a very attractive shoe rack that maximizes the usable space. Well worth considering if you want a rack that looks more upscale than the typical wooden or plastic shelf design.

Guardsman 460500   Purifying Wood Cleaner 12.5-Ounce Aerosol
Guardsman 460500 Purifying Wood Cleaner 12.5-Ounce Aerosol
Price: $5.29
15 used & new from $4.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cleaning ability plus a nice shine, November 25, 2015
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This works wonders to clean up wood surfaces. I use it on my kitchen cabinets and it gets out dirt, gunk, grease and everything else I've tried it on far better than other options, such as Murphy's Oil Soap. It also leaves a very nice shine -- as nice as a regular furniture polish such as Pledge.

A little goes a long way, so a single can will last for some time. I find it works best with a microfiber cloth. I spray a little on either the cloth or directly on the cabinet, rub well to get out the dirt, then briefly polish (with a separate cloth) to bring out the shine. It has a foamy consistency so it's easy to see where it has been applied.

The scent is mild and smells like wood, which is a nice change from the floral or lemony scent many other cleaner/polishes have.

Very pleased with this, and will be buying it again.

Tweezty Tweezers - Premium Stainless Steel Slant Tweezers set- for Eyebrows & Ingrown Hair ** BLACK FRIDAY SALE ** SAVE 18 $
Tweezty Tweezers - Premium Stainless Steel Slant Tweezers set- for Eyebrows & Ingrown Hair ** BLACK FRIDAY SALE ** SAVE 18 $
Offered by The Tweezty Shop
Price: $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid build quality and functionality, November 23, 2015
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These are very well-made tweezers. They come as a set of two: one is about 4 inches end-to-end; the other is about 3 inches. The set also comes with a plastic tube that will hold the 3 inch version (but not the 4 inch one). The tube is just so-so in terms of build quality, but the tweezers are both excellent.

The tips meet perfectly. Not the slightest gap anywhere along the jaw on either pair. The ends are wide, which is great for getting a good grip on hairs (or, in my case, splinters), and the precise machining ensures what you grab comes out when you pull.

Both have slanted ends with adds to the ability to maneuver the tip precisely to grab a hair/splinter.

The arms are solid metal and more than thick enough to withstand a lot of force without bending out of shape. The metal (stainless steel) has a very durable matte black finish which looks very nice.

Absolutely zero complaints about the tweezer. The carry tube could have been a bit more durable (and come as a set of two with sizes to fit both tweezers), but it's certainly workable as-is. Highly recommend if you're looking for a set of precision tweezers that don't break the bank, but are very well-made.
[Sample provided for review]

Gardening Tools and Garden Tools Organizer Bag by ROCA Home. Best Gardening Kit for Gardening Gifts
Gardening Tools and Garden Tools Organizer Bag by ROCA Home. Best Gardening Kit for Gardening Gifts
Offered by ROCA Home
Price: $39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality tools; decent (but not outstanding) carry case, November 23, 2015
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This is a very nicely made set of gardening tools. Having bent more than my share of hand trowels on dense clay soil, the solid design of these tools is a welcome change. The carry case is decent, but the tools are the star of the show.

It includes three tools: a hand trowel, a digging claw and a transplanter (a narrow version of the hand trowel). All share the same strong build quality, with a one-piece design to avoid handle bending/separating, a very comfortable non-slip insert in the handle, and a nicely curved handle that is a pleasure to use.

While these are one-piece design tools, the weight is surprisingly light. That’s a plus for me since it minimizes hand fatigue. The lightness does not come at the expense of durability. To test the tool strength, I stepped on the trowel blade and then pulled as hard as I could on the handle. Zero flexing or bending. These tools can easily stand up to rigorous work on heavy soil.

The case is a nice touch, but not something that I consider to be essential since I find it easier to hang tools on the wall (there is a hole in the handle on each tool for wall hanging). It’s a decent case, made of what feels like pretty durable material that is waterproof. The problem that I see is dirt getting into the zipper over time. I would have preferred a velcro fastener for the case rather than a zipper for longer life.

Despite that minor issue, these are great tools. They are very comfortable to use, durable, and are built to last for years and years even with heavy use. Highly recommend, and a great set to get for a beginning gardener.
[Sample provided for review]

Booq Cobra Squeeze Backpack , Gray
Booq Cobra Squeeze Backpack , Gray
Price: $195.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Trim profile; wonderful build quality; water resistant, November 22, 2015
Bottom line: This is a compact, but very capable laptop backpack. The build quality is exceptional; the fabric is both unique-looking and practical. The compact size is a plus and a minus, but it has a lot of design features to maximize the hauling capacity. Like all Booq products, the price is steep, but the quality, in my opinion, makes it a good value since it will last for years.

Full review: I am a big fan of Booq products mainly due to the build quality. I tend to be a bit rough on my bags, and Booq bags can deal with it without the irritation of a zipper breaking or an inner compartment ripping. While the size of the Cobra Squeeze has been trimmed, I’m glad to see that the build quality has not been compromised.

The zippers are all very sturdy and each has a pull tab on the end so I don’t have to fumble around to grab it even when wearing gloves. The main compartment has a double zipper; the other compartments have single zippers.

My favorite feature of the bag is the material. According to Booq, it’s made with recycled plastic. It feels, however, much like canvas – I would have never known there was plastic in the fabric just by touch. It feels very tough, is a nice shade of gray, and has sort of herringbone look to it. No flash or wild colors, which suits me perfectly.

The fabric passed my water splash test (I sprayed it with the sink sprayer) very well, with water beading up nicely. Granted, this is not a waterproof bag – water can seep in through on the side pockets – but the main compartment will keep things dry on wet days.

The straps are nicely padded, and have textured padding to allow for some air circulation. The same textured padding is used on the back plate along with a sculpted design to help fight back sweat. Zero complaints with regard to comfort even when the pack is weighed down. There’s a carry handle at the top for on-handed carrying when you don’t want it on your back.

The main compartment flap is designed to allow full access to the inside since the zipper extends about 75% of the way around the flap. The main inner compartment holds my 15 inch Dell laptop, but it’s a snug fit. Anything larger would not be workable. On the plus side, the laptop compartment is very well padded, and the padding has a slippy feel to it that makes it easy to slide a laptop in and out, even with a tight fit, without any snagging.

In addition to the laptop compartment, there is a wide flap to hold file folders or a tablet, and two pockets on the front of the flap. The pockets and flap are made of what feels like nylon – slippy to avoid items snagging on it, and very sturdy to deal with items that may stretch out the material (such as a power transformer, cables, etc.). There is also open space in front of the flaps to hold odd-shaped items such as a lunch bag, and a zippered inner pouch on the inside of the main flap.

The two side pockets are mostly open, with soft pouch dividers. One has a detachable keychain on it which is nice touch. There is also a pouch on the top of the bag for a phone. That’s not the most handy place to put it, but the compact size of this bag doesn’t leave many options. In any case, the phone pouch has a super soft lining to protect the phone.

The size of the bag is both a plus and a minus. I’m a pack rat and have no problems filling up the Booq Cobra, the big brother of the Booq Cobra Squeeze. As such, I have to pare things down to use the Cobra Squeeze. On the other hand, the Squeeze is a lot lighter (both empty as well as filled) so it’s a lot easier to deal with. I don’t have any problems finding room for the essentials in the Squeeze but it reaches its limit with a laptop, file folders, tablet, phone and lunch/water bottle. It’s much more of a “day” pack versus the “travel” pack nature of the Cobra.

Misses are mostly minor. I would have liked to have double zippers on the side pouches, a larger top pocket to fit more than a phone, and a phone pouch on the shoulder straps for easy access. Lastly, it would have been nice to have a flat bottom so the pack stands up, although that would certainly marred the sleek curved overall look (I tend to favor the practical when it comes to design).

It’s a good choice if you like to travel light, what excellent build quality, and a non-flashy “classic” look. If, however, you’re a pack rat or have a laptop that’s larger than a 15 inch (or even some 14 inchers depending on the brand) you’ll probably want to move to a larger sized pack. Even with the small misses, this easily rates 5 stars based on build quality, materials and usability.
[Sample provided for review]

Bamboo Expandable Kitchen Drawer Organizer for Cutlery or Utensils
Bamboo Expandable Kitchen Drawer Organizer for Cutlery or Utensils
Offered by RLT-Source
Price: $29.95
2 used & new from $26.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A bit lower build quality than others, but still a nice organizer, November 22, 2015
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This is a very nice alternative to plastic drawer organizers. In addition to looking nicer than plastic, it has the advantage of adjustability so it can be more closely fitted to the drawer width. However, while the price point is lower than some other bamboo drawer organizers, the build quality is also a clear notch below other similar bamboo drawer organizers.

The organizer is made of bamboo, which is a great wood for the kitchen. It's hard, durable, cleans easily and looks nice. I have several bamboo items (cutting boards, trivets, etc.) and all have provided excellent service and durability.

The build quality is mixed. There are some definite plusses -- all the joints on the frame are very tight and even, and the entire organizer has a very smooth finish. The slats are firmly inserted in grooves and don't have any give to them at all. In contrast, the expansion mechanism could have been better made. It works -- the right and left sides can be pulled apart to widen the organizer -- but the groove that allows the sides to move is a bit too wide, resulting in some play. It's not a big deal since this will be in a drawer rather than something that will be picked up.

What is a bigger deal is the thickness of the slats and the overall width of the organizer. The slats are pretty thin -- the exterior frame is made of bamboo that is 6.1mm thick; the interior slats are 3.8mm thick. That's a lot thinner than other bamboo organizers I've used. This is definitely not what I would call heavy-duty or robust with regard to the slat thickness.

This is also smaller than some other organizers, and thus can hold less. Fully extended, this is 15.25 inches wide and just a bit over 13 inches deep. Granted, the smaller size is not necessarily a bad thing. While this won't fully span a wide kitchen drawer, it works very well in narrower drawers. Fully retracted it's only 10 inches wide, which will work in pretty much any drawer plus leave room on the side for oversized items such as pizza cutters, spatulas, etc. But, if you're looking for an organizer that will fully fill a wide drawer, this is not going to cut it.

Although the overall dimensions are smaller than other organizers, the bins that hold cutlery are sized well. The vertical bins hold pretty much anything; the single horizontal bin is fine for teaspoons. The main compartment bins are about 2.25 inches wide; the two outer bins (when the organizer is fully extended) are about 2.75 inches wide.

I won't downgrade the organizer based on the size since a narrower, shallower profile may be perfect for some applications. The build quality, however, merits only 4 stars. This is at about the same (or just a little under) the price point of other organizers that are made of much thicker bamboo with better joinery.

Worth considering, and it's a big step up from a plastic organizer, but compared with other bamboo organizers it's not an outstanding product.
[Sample provided for review]

LED Bulbs Zookki (10-Pack) 4-Watt Gu10 Super Bright LED Light Bulbs Lighting Bulbs White Light 6500k,Not Dimmable
LED Bulbs Zookki (10-Pack) 4-Watt Gu10 Super Bright LED Light Bulbs Lighting Bulbs White Light 6500k,Not Dimmable
Offered by ZookkiDirect
Price: $80.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Build quality is a little lightweight, but performance is excellent, November 22, 2015
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This is a great way to convert a number of GU10 fixtures to LEDs without breaking the bank. However, the build quality of these bulbs is a bit less sturdy than other GU10 LED bulbs I've used.

On the plus side, there were zero duds in the 10-pack. I tried each one, and each one lit up without a problem. They come well-packaged, with each bulb in an individual box, and the set of 10 encased in a plastic wrap that keeps them together in transit. Although the shipping box was well-dented from USPS handling, the bulbs themselves came through just fine.

The light quality is also another plus for me. It easily equals the light intensity I was getting from a 50 watt incandescent GU10 bulb. Considering these only use 4 watts, that's a nice savings when it comes to energy use. The light temperature is very cool, which is what I wanted for the hallways where I'm using the bulbs. These would also go well in a kitchen or work area. I don't think they would be well suited for a living room or dining room since the light temperature is so cool (I find warmer temperature lights are preferable for those areas) but that's a matter of personal preference.

The light quality is also very good, with no delay on start and no hot spots in the beam. The beam has a medium dispersion width -- not a spotlight, but not a flood light either. It's a nice middle ground that works well for a ceiling fixture.

The only concerns I have are with the build quality. These feel much more lightweight than other GU10 LED bulbs I've used. The heat dispersion fins in particular feel "cheap" and have rough edges. The base is plastic but has zero rattle or looseness. The overall bulb length is a little longer than the incandescent 50w bulbs they replace, but the size difference didn't cause any problem fitting them into the fixture.

While the build quality is a little less than I would like, the price is also less than other bulbs which offsets the build quality issue. While I can't speak to the longevity of the bulbs as of yet, so far they have been working great, and deserve a 5-star rating. I'll update the review should they not continue to perform well.

If you have not yet converted to LED bulbs, this is a perfect way to do that. The lower operating cost, longer life span, and minimal heat output give LEDs a huge advantage over conventional bulbs.
[Sample provided for review]

XCSOURCE [Apple Certified] 2M/6.6ft 8 Pin Lightning to USB Charging and Sync Cable -Fits iPhone 6 6 Plus, 6s 6s Plus 2015 Release , iPhone 5s 5c 5, iPad Air mini mini 2, iPad 4th generation, iPod 5th generation, and iPod nano 7th generation. Portable white cord for home, office or travel -100% Satisfaction. Premium Quality cords compatible with all latest iOS Devices
XCSOURCE [Apple Certified] 2M/6.6ft 8 Pin Lightning to USB Charging and Sync Cable -Fits iPhone 6 6 Plus, 6s 6s Plus 2015 Release , iPhone 5s 5c 5, iPad Air mini mini 2, iPad 4th generation, iPod 5th generation, and iPod nano 7th generation. Portable white cord for home, office or travel -100% Satisfaction. Premium Quality cords compatible with all latest iOS Devices
Offered by xcsource
Price: $12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice quality cable; works fine; useful length, November 21, 2015
This is a nicely made cable. The cord is thick enough to give me confidence that it will stand up to the usual abuse I hand out to cables, but not so thick that it is tough to bend and coil up when not in use. The jacks on both ends are also sturdy and well-attached. This is sturdy enough to give a good yank on it without any worry about the cable separating from the jack.

Functionality seems to be exactly the same as the cable I got from Apple. Zero difference for data transfer or charging.

No complaints -- it works fine, feels well-made and is long enough (about 6.5 feet) to make it useful but not bulky to carry. Can't ask for more than that from a cable!
[Sample provided for review]

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