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Perfect Fitness Smart Hydro Water Flask and Phone Holder
Perfect Fitness Smart Hydro Water Flask and Phone Holder
Price: $29.99

2.0 out of 5 stars It might be OK, but not at that price, November 4, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Basically this is a small plastic bottle in a velcro pouch with a slot to keep a smartphone. The bottle is small enough that it seems better suited to be a liquor flask than an effective water bottle. The idea is that you carry this thing which might be fine for a person like me with large hands but I can imagine it would be a pain for smaller hands. However, I would still give it 3 stars as being OK if it were reasonably priced. At this price, however, they get docked a star for an absurd price for a marginal product.


Nutri Ninja Auto iQ (BL482)
Nutri Ninja Auto iQ (BL482)
Offered by Shopwise
Price: $211.11
5 used & new from $119.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality and Versatile Blender, November 4, 2014
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The Nutra Ninja Auto IQ is a superb blender that is incredibly versatile. It should handle almost all blender needs. The device comes with three sizes for holding the contents to be blended and has lids for each so they can be refrigerated in the very container they were mixed in without losing use of the blender. All one has to do is screw on the blender unit to the container and place it into the machine and turn to lock it. Once blended, you can then remove it unscrew the blender unit and then screw on one of the lids to refrigerate.

The Auto IQ feature allows you to set a specific length of time so you can be preparing something else while blending and not worry it would be blended beyond the desired limit. For someone who needs to multitask while preparing, this is one less worry. Before using the Auto IQ, I would recommend using it manually for the same recipe first so you have some idea of the time needed for this blender to reach the desired texture as it can vary between blenders. This model seems to reach the same result in far less time than others I have used.

Overall, I am extremely impressed with this blender in the short time I have had it and, at this point, have no qualms recommending it. In terms of both function and flexibility, this is a winner.


Lay's Air Pops, Barbecue, 3 oz (Pack of 10)
Lay's Air Pops, Barbecue, 3 oz (Pack of 10)
Price: $10.47

2.0 out of 5 stars More Air than Pop, October 29, 2014
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I suppose Lays' Barbeque Air Pops was a good idea in theory and may even be enjoyable to someone who has avoided potato chips for at least a decade, but I can't imagine anyone else being impressed - particularly when combined with a rather inflated price. It seems to have the taste, weight, and texture of Styrofoam with dried barbecue sauce smeared over it. Lays' claim that you can't eat just one certainly does not apply here.


TWININGS Assorted Tea, Herbal, 20-Count (Pack of 6)
TWININGS Assorted Tea, Herbal, 20-Count (Pack of 6)
Price: $20.34
10 used & new from $19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Relaxing with a Natural Taste, October 29, 2014
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Twinnings Assorted Herbal Teas provides four excellent tasting herbal teas (Pomegranate & Raspberry, Bedtime Blend, Orange & Cinnamon Spice, Pure Camomile) that are caffeine free that make for a soothing before bedtime drink. The ingredients are natural and free of the artificial aftertaste I have noticed with some teas. It also steeps quickly in your cup and I have actually used it with a Keurig maker (with the holder for the K-Cup empty to allow only hot water) which is much quicker than having to bother with heating water in a kettle. An excellent and reasonably priced tea.


The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing
The Unbelievable Gospel: Say Something Worth Believing
by Jonathan K. Dodson
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.74
56 used & new from $9.56

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Thanks, but no thanks, October 27, 2014
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There are many good points that Jonathan Dodson makes in "The Unbelievable Gospel". I think it is disheartening that so many Christians share the Gospel not out of thankfulness and the joy in their life but rather see it as making brownie points on a celestial scorecard as if the Kingdom of God were some multi-level marketing scheme. When it comes to criticizing the way evangelism is done in many churches, Dodson is spot on more often than not.

However, there was something nagging at me just beneath the surface of all of Dodson's criticism. At first, I thought perhaps I was unfair and overreacting due to the fallout from the Mark Driscoll connection. However, in reading the reviews, I see others noticing it as well: Jesus is not central to Dodson's message. Indeed, the whole "vision casting" leader so associated with Driscoll and the Acts 29 Network often seems to focus upon the aura of a charismatic and usually autocratic leader more than upon Christ. Such a model of church leadership is unbiblical and, as recent events have shown, unhealthy.

Overall, I would agree with many of Dodson's criticisms but the solutions given by his model of church leadership seems more likely to make the problem worse.
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Five Star Locker Shelf Extender, Teal (72894)
Five Star Locker Shelf Extender, Teal (72894)

5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the Most Obvious Solution Gets Overlooked, October 24, 2014
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School lockers have a tendency to get overcrowded - particularly when the kids "personalize" them. Given all the completely useless things that have been labeled a "must have" for students, it is refreshing when someone comes up with a practical thing that is so obvious you may wonder why it took so long. The Five Star Locker Shelf Extender adds another shelf in the locker for all the things that usually end up buried and deemed lost only to be found at school year's end when clearing out the lockers. Simple, practical, and, best of all, it works.


Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers
Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting, Hate Crimes, and the Trial of the Bergholz Barbers
by Donald B. Kraybill
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $19.05
41 used & new from $14.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Honor and Shame among the Amish, October 17, 2014
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When one thinks of the Amish, it would be thoughts of peaceful a existence in their anachronistic lifestyle. We don't imagine their is just as much church politics, infighting, and the emergence of "cultish" groups as one finds in a fully modern setting. Donald B. Kraybill puts that image to rest in "Reneagade Amish" wherein a sect of the Amish allegedly attacked other Amish groups and committed acts that would be considered shameful behavior on them (shaving of beards, etc.).

Although the actions may seem bizarre and perhaps a little humorous to us, these were painful experiences for their victims. Kraybill does an excellent job of describing the hurt endured by the victims and the truly cultish nature of the perpetrators. It reads as good as any crime novel and is better than most "true crime" books. Kraybill is an excellent wordsmith and never gets repetitive or dull - making even the most mundane elements fascinating. An excellent effort in illustrating the understanding of honor and shame among the Amish.


DeLonghi DD50PE Dehumidifier
DeLonghi DD50PE Dehumidifier
Price: $239.99
21 used & new from $180.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Fire Up and Forget Dehumidifier, October 7, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I already had one dehumidifier which I was very happy with but when another was needed, this one showed me what I was missing. I have tested it both with and without the pump fixture and both worked flawlessly. Without using the pump feature, the internal bucket is a good size (50 pints) and should give you a decent interval between emptying. It has a drain to allow you to empty (I have used it to empty into our sump pump drain) and also a pump to move the water "uphill" (to empty in a sink, etc.). It pretty much works out of the box and is very user friendly. Best of all, it is very quiet for one of these devices (even at high fan speed) and this is a major plus. This is a great choice for anyone who needs one of these devices.


Twinings Chai Latte K-cups for Keurig Brewers, 12 Count
Twinings Chai Latte K-cups for Keurig Brewers, 12 Count
Price: $9.99
5 used & new from $9.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Chai Latte for the Quck Fix, October 2, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Is the Twinings Chai Latte K-Cups as good as what you would get by making it yourself or at your favorite local shop? Well, not exactly, but did you expect that? This is, after all, a quick fix product designed for "ease of use" and unable to provide fresh cream. However, given the limitations, it is a very tasty beverage that is better than some I've had (though not as good as others). But for a quick relaxing drink in a pinch, it does just fine. A bit sweet but the tea flavor does come through and it does not taste artificial as some of its competitors. All around a four star product given that we add one for the convenience.


Belkin AC867 Dual-Band USB Adapter (2.4 + 5.0 GHz)
Belkin AC867 Dual-Band USB Adapter (2.4 + 5.0 GHz)
Offered by accessorize_depot
Price: $22.99
13 used & new from $19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive, Generally Good, September 19, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
The Belkin AC867 is a recent entry into the USB Network Adapter market that presents good performance at a low price point. While it can be sometimes erratic in performance, I have generally had good connections both on Windows 7 and Windows 8 laptops. My internet connection speed has only been limited by the cable connection used. The only faults are that it is, as mentioned,occasionally erratic and it is so bulky it makes it difficult to use adjacent USB ports simultaneously without some additional solution. Also, on the first laptop I installed it on (Windows 8), it did not configure correctly without having the adapter in the USB slot, but I don't know if that is a general issue or one specific to my laptop. Overall, the adapter is good and inexpensive - a rare combination.


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