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4.0 out of 5 stars Pricey, but pretty good quality loupe, November 21, 2013
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Overall, I am very pleased with the 10x triplet loupe. It is obviously well-constructed (the body/frame is 100% metal) and is fairly dense-feeling for its size. The price tag is certainly a factor, especially considering that cheaper alternatives would serve just as well. However, you probably get what you pay for in terms of quality of materials used. I was a little disappointed that this loupe does not come with a case, but perhaps the manufacturer felt a case was not needed due to its ruggedness.

I will also note that the loupe I purchased from Amazon arrived in a flimsy little cardboard box that was falling apart and had clearly been roughly opened and closed by someone prior to shipping. The loupe itself had also obviously been handled or used by someone, as the glass on both sides had visible oily spots and the body showed some scuffs.


Hagen Catit Style Adjustable Harness and Leash Set, Medium, Jungle Stripes
Hagen Catit Style Adjustable Harness and Leash Set, Medium, Jungle Stripes

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good harness overall, make sure you get the right size for your cat, November 21, 2013
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The medium-sized version of this harness fits my 15-lb cat as long as the straps are kept fairly loose. The connecting strap (with the D-ring) is not adjustable, and just a bit too short for the harness to be worn comfortably on my cat when the straps are snug.

Otherwise, the harness is durable and easy to adjust. I took off the little bell that comes attached because it's rather annoying to both me and my cat. I would just recommend the largest size if you have a "longer" cat or one that is in between size-wise and could fit both the medium and large size due to the short connecting strap.


Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp, Titanium
Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp, Titanium
Price: $32.16
25 used & new from $24.89

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marginal upgrade from the Black Diamond Storm, November 10, 2013
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Compared to the Black Diamond Storm headlamp, the Revolt is a small all-around upgrade. Like the Storm, this headlamp is extremely sturdy, waterproof, and reliable.

The Storm has been my trusty go-to headlamp for the past couple of years. It feels comfortable and lightweight on my head, has more than enough power for most situations, and has a very decent battery life (starting at a full charge, my Storm headlamps can usually go a couple hours at full strength/brightness before beginning to noticeably dim). However, after switching to the Revolt headlamp for all of my headlamp needs for the past 4 months, I've found that the Revolt has a slight edge on the Storm.

The most significant difference between the Storm and Revolt is, of course, the Revolt's ability to be directly recharged--something I didn't even know I wanted until I had it. It conveniently charges via a standard micro-USB port. If you're on an extended trip where you won't have access to an electrical outlet, the headlamp takes alkaline batteries, too.

According to the specs, the Revolt is just a little brighter, with 110 Lumens to the Storm's 100 Lumens. The Revolt is also marginally less heavy, weighing in at 97 grams to the Storm's 110 grams. It has the same body shape and design as the Storm, as well as the same basic controls and settings. Overall, the Revolt is probably the better headlamp if you are willing to pay a little more. Otherwise, the Storm is still a great, powerful, and reliable headlamp that I would recommend over the Revolt if you are between the two and don't care either way about whether or not you'll be able to plug your headlamp into a power source to recharge.

The only other thing that I could mention about the Revolt is that I've noticed the the headlamp begins to dim quicker due to low battery when using the NiMH rechargeable batteries than when non-rechargeable alkaline batteries are used.

EDIT (2/22/14)

If anyone was wanting a comparison of the Revolt with another brand headlamp: I've been trying out the Princeton Tec Apex Pro headlamp on some night hikes recently and would mention that the Black Diamond Revolt is much more enjoyable to wear and use than the Apex Pro despite the Apex's intense 200 lumens and long range. The Apex unit feels significantly heavier and more awkward to wear with the strap that goes over your head. In addition, the buttons are harder operate.
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WD My Passport for Mac 1TB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 (WDBLUZ0010BSL-NESN)
WD My Passport for Mac 1TB Portable External Hard Drive Storage USB 3.0 (WDBLUZ0010BSL-NESN)
Price: $68.62
53 used & new from $56.90

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sturdy and Reliable, November 10, 2013
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After using this external hard drive every single day for the past three months, I have to say that this drive is definitely worth purchasing for the price.

It's well-made and feels very durable--I bring it everywhere with me in my day-to-day life and thus far, it has survived countless drops and rough handling without so much as a scratch. The file transfer speeds are fairly quick--similar to the Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex external drive's speeds. The hard drive is also relatively small and compact, about an inch larger than the palm of my hand.

Most importantly, in my opinion, the WD My Passport 1TB external hard drive has been 100% reliable and user-friendly, performing as intended every single time.


Mosby's Review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, 2e
Mosby's Review for the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination, 2e
by James J. Mizner
Edition: Paperback
Price: $55.95
74 used & new from $32.31

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Mosby's Practice Exam Questions are Very Similar to Actual Exam Questions, November 10, 2013
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The main reason you should purchase this textbook is for the book's multiple practice exams. The practice exam questions provided are very, very similar to those on the actual pharmacy tech certification exam as far difficulty level and types of questions go. Mosby's review of the exam material (in between practice questions) tries to cover every topic and detail you could possibly be tested on, which can be overwhelming, especially for someone who only has a limited amount of time to prepare.

As far as preparing for the exam: if you have a solid grasp on your unit conversions and have at least a cursory knowledge of the major drugs, their names, and their effects, you will pass the exam.


Lupine 1/2" Black 9-14 H-Style Pet Harness
Lupine 1/2" Black 9-14 H-Style Pet Harness
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5 used & new from $7.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent harness, but the size options offered are misleading, November 10, 2013
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The harness material and plastic buckle clips seem fairly sturdy and decently made. It's a fairly generic design and probably worth the price.

Just make sure you are aware of the harness size that you are purchasing. Amazon shows the size options: "S", "Small", and "Adjustable". All of these size options refer to the 9"-14" (girth measurement) harness size, which is the smaller size available. As of this review (11/10/13), Lupine's larger version of this H-Style harness, the 12"-20" (girth measurement), is not one of the size options offered here.

I mistakenly purchased the "Adjustable" size option, believing it was the larger version, only to find out after receiving the harness that there was no way my 15-lb cat would fit (he has a ~17" chest circumference).

EDIT:

Looks like the size options are now fixed and they're selling both sizes.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Functional After Modification, February 10, 2013
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The tube that is supposed to attach to the bottle cap is too long. I had to take scissors and trim about 1 centimeter off the ends of the tubes for the caps to screw shut. Other than that small issue, these wash bottles are great for lab work (or anything, really).


54lb N52 Neodymium Jeweler Recycle Metal Test Magnet & Pickup Tool
54lb N52 Neodymium Jeweler Recycle Metal Test Magnet & Pickup Tool
Offered by Highlandhawker
Price: $49.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Magnet, Convenient Tool, February 7, 2013
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I'd say the claimed 54lbs of pull force is accurate. Even through the rubber cap that comes with the magnet, the pull is enough to do some damage if you aren't careful! The best feature is that this is attached to a keychain--perfect for attaching to anything you want.


Valentine One Radar Detector
Valentine One Radar Detector
Offered by Stoobies Electronics
Price: $466.98
18 used & new from $349.00

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Reliable, Durable, and Accurate Radar Detector, February 7, 2013
I've owned and used my V1 daily for over four years, and it works just as well now as it did four years ago. It is incredibly reliable and sensitive--truth be told, it's almost too sensitive, especially if you will be using it while driving in the city. This radar detector is ideally suited for highway driving and/or road trips. My own ValentineOne has actually picked up police radar starting from about a mile away on a flat highway on two separate occasions.

Other than having to ignore false alerts when used in larger cities, this radar detector doesn't have many cons. I would only mention that as far as mounting the unit in your car goes, be aware that the black coiled power cord that comes standard with the ValentineOne is somewhat conspicuous to other drivers, and that the windshield mount is fairly flimsy, weak, and sometimes infuriating to set up.

(I refuse to let anyone even think about coming near my V1's windshield mounted setup for fear that they would somehow cause the suction cups to release and force me to painstakingly remount the damn thing all over again.)


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