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OXO Good Grips 6-Piece Plastic Measuring Spoons with added Scraper
OXO Good Grips 6-Piece Plastic Measuring Spoons with added Scraper
Price: $4.99
2 used & new from $4.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Affordable and works great...just not easy to snap all spoons in place., September 16, 2014
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When it comes to affordable kitchen products, so far OXO have been worth purchasing.

The Oxo Good Grips 6-Piece plastic measuring spoons are another worth product.

For one, you get white spoons from 1 to 1/2 tablespoons, 1, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 teaspoons that are color-coded (although it may be a bit small for those who have vision problems)

For the most part, they work and I didn't see any major staining from the type of dark liquids I used on these white spoons.

You also get a scraper included.

The spoons do snap in place but I do agree that it can be a bit cumbersome to snap them all in place.

But overall, these plastic measuring spoons work very well and at under $5, definitely worth checking out!


Actron CP9599 U-Scan OBD II and CAN Code Scanner
Actron CP9599 U-Scan OBD II and CAN Code Scanner
Offered by JB Tool Sales
Price: $67.99
22 used & new from $67.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a code scanner for your iOS or Android smart phone/tablet! But be prepared to spend a bit more on apps!, August 31, 2014
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Having used the wired Actron CP9550 for years, I was looking forward to the CP9599 U-Scan.

While it took me a while to figure out how to remove the code scanner from it's case, finding and downloading the app to my Android phone was easy.

What you get is a free app that performs a QuickCheck to diagnose and reset your check engine light, view emission status and read code definitions on vehicles post-1996.

So, the good news is that the basics are covered like my older CP9550, as I have used it to check on a nagging issues on my car. The bad news is that if you want the codes, you will need to spend extra and I think this is going to be the major problem that some people may have.

But as I expected, you want to find out the codes...you will need to purchase additional software or the advanced app for CodeConnect (the database that has millions of top reported fixes and what is wrong with your vehicle), to read and graph LIVE engine data and read ABS codes and definitions.

For Powertrain Enhanced Data for one vehicle, it costs $7.99, for multiple vehicles that you may own $15.99. All the free app will let you do is a) update the app b) select your vehicle c) Whether you pass or failed emission status, anything more than that and you will need to pay up.

Syncing was easy (just make sure when you are outside and the app updates, if your wireless router is far, turn wifi off and download via your 4G as the app may take a while to download).

But you do get the basics with this device, otherwise if you want advanced features similar to the awesome CP9580A, you can buy the wired version for under $200 or purchase the advanced app for the CP9599 U-Scan. You have the choice of going wired or use the U-Scan via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android cell phone or tablet.

Another positive is that the other Actron units has this big thick wire and for those who want something small, portable then this is the way to go. It's just plug and play, look at your cell phone data that you purchased and you're good to go.

JUDGMENT CALL:

The Actron CP9599 U-Scan OBD II and CAN Code Scanner is a major step up for the company and those who have wanted a more portable solution.

While I do recommend to someone who wants just the basic code reader to go for the $59.99 CP950 wired version that you can get anywhere online or your local autoparts store, for those who want portability and the ability to upgrade to a better scanner and only use their cell phone, will probably find the CP9599 U-Scan to be more to their liking.

While this could have been a five-star device, if Actron gave away the basic code reading for multiple vehicles for free, unsuspecting people who purchased this device for under $80 may be miffed that they are not getting the code reading capability of the basic Actron $59.99 unit and will need to spend $7.99 for one vehicle and $15.99 for multiple vehicles. Granted, for those who don't want to pay, you can also get the failure code given and search for the code online.

With that being said, I actually do like this device, I do like the U-Scan interface but for those on a budget, just go for the CP9590 wired version. Otherwise, want the portability and convenience of an Actron device to sync with your cell phone, this code scanner is the way to go!


Five Star 5-Pocket Expanding Vertical File, 12.25 x 10.25 Inches, Red (72693)
Five Star 5-Pocket Expanding Vertical File, 12.25 x 10.25 Inches, Red (72693)
Price: $18.98
2 used & new from $18.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Mead's Five Star Expanding Vertical File has made a fantastic product to keep students/business owners organized!, August 30, 2014
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The Mead Five Star 5-Pocket Expanding Vertical File is for those who need an expanding file, but wants a bit more organization visually and mobility to remove a folder in and out, anytime they need.

May you be a high school/college student who needs their papers organized by class thanks to its color-coded pockets or a business owner who needs their receipts or invoices separated, this vertical file works perfectly.

I have used expanding files primarily for business-related activities to separate invoices, receipts, etc. and part of the problem that I have is that the dividers are not always easy to find because they are just in regular pockets that look the same.

Having these color coded pockets with labels, allow for better organization and visually, having things much easier to find.

The folder is also vertical instead of horizontal which is convenient for students that want to fit things easily in their backpack.

Also, the file holder is plastic and durable.

But overall, Mead's Five Star Expanding Vertical File has made a fantastic product that will no doubt last for a long time but also keep a student/business owner organized. Recommended!


Kobi Electric K2L9 12-Watt (65-Watt) R30 LED 2700K Warm White Indoor Flood Light Bulb, Dimmable
Kobi Electric K2L9 12-Watt (65-Watt) R30 LED 2700K Warm White Indoor Flood Light Bulb, Dimmable
Offered by WAD Enterprises, LLC
Price: $13.99
4 used & new from $13.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Kobi Electric K2L9 12-watt warm white indoor LED flood ligh is under $20 and is worth the investment!, August 27, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
This is my first time using an LED flood light and it's great to see Kobi making these lights quite affordable.

My first impressions were that it leans more towards the warmer side. I do prefer warm lighting than cool and according to Kobi, brightness is at 700 lumens and estimated yearly energy cost is $1.45 based on 3 hours a day, 11 cent/kWh. And the life of the bulb based on 3 hours a day is 23 years!

Also, what is very cool about this flood light is that it is dimmable (last one I bought, it wasn't and had to rebuy another brand just to get it to work right).

But overall, after trying this out for the last week and half, I can easily say that with LED lighting, I'm sold. Especially when it's affordable!

Kobi Electric K2L9 12-watt warm white indoor LED flood light is under $20 and is worth the investment!


Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Pancake Syrup, Original, 20 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Wholesome Sweeteners Organic Pancake Syrup, Original, 20 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Price: $38.20

4.0 out of 5 stars A delicious alternative, Wholesweeteners Organic Pancake Syrup is recommended!, August 27, 2014
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I have tried my fair share of low-fat and sugar free pancake syrup.

Wholesome Sweeteners has released a tasty organic pancake syrup that is gluten-free, has no added sodium or preservatives, no high-fructose corn syrup and is made from pure organic sugar.

The consistency is the same as all pancake syrup which is thick, smooth and it's quite tasty. There is no strange aftertaste, nor does it taste too sweet. In fact, my child couldn't even tell the difference.

And you get quite a bit in one bottle alone. So, they don't skimp out on syrup which is a positive.

While for health reasons, one may want to go with a low-fat, low-sugar alternative....for those strictly wanting an organic pancake syrup will enjoy this syrup from Wholesome Sweeteners.

A delicious alternative, Wholesweeteners Organic Pancake Syrup is recommended!


Contigo Shake and Go Fit Mixer Bottle, 28-Ounce, Carolina Blue
Contigo Shake and Go Fit Mixer Bottle, 28-Ounce, Carolina Blue
Price: $7.99
3 used & new from $6.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For those looking for a mix/shake bottle and are tired of having clumps...the Contigo Shake and Go Fit Mixer Bottle is AWESOME!, August 27, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I have been looking for a shake mixing bottle for my protein shakes. Something that is easy to use, easy to clean but most of all, something that would cut the crud out of my shakes.

I realize that Contigo makes a "Shake and Go Fit Mixer Bottle" that has a rounded bottom that reduces clump buildup but also has a weighted ball that when you shake the bottle, it easily breaks down the clump buildups.

The lid is leak proof as stated and the plastic is quite tough as I have dropped it several times and the bottle has held up well.

There is nothing negative I can say about this bottle as it works as intended and at under $8, it's definitely one of the better shake and mix bottles in the market.

Recommended!


Micra Digital 2-Pack Anti-Glare Screen Protector for iPhone 5 / 5S / 5c
Micra Digital 2-Pack Anti-Glare Screen Protector for iPhone 5 / 5S / 5c
Price: $6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Looking for a anti-glare screen protector for your iPhone 5/5S/5c... Micro Digital's 2-pack screen protectors are recommended!, August 27, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Micra Digital's 2-pack Anti-Glare Screen Protector gets the job done for those who want to protect their iPhone 5's screen from dust, thumprints or those who tend to scratch their cell phone screens (let alone drop them) often.

If anything, the caveat for many people who use screen protectors is that they get bubbles and those who put it on, tend to lift the protector up to see if they can eliminate the bubbles.

I really recommend cleaning your screen before applying and then slowly apply using an edge of a credit/atm card or so to help smooth the protector during application.

But as long as you are patient and take the time to apply correctly, then you realize this screen protector is worth getting if you own an iPhone 5/5S/5c.

If you are looking for an anti-glare screen protector...this is the one to get!

Recommended!


Danica Studio Aegean Bath Towel, 28 by 52-Inch, Turquoise
Danica Studio Aegean Bath Towel, 28 by 52-Inch, Turquoise
Price: $30.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Danica Studio Aegean Bath Towel's are recommended but not for those only wanting a thick towel, August 27, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Danica Studio Aegean Bath Towel is my first experience with Turkish cotton.

As Danica Studio has promoted, these are soft, absorbent and dries efficiently.

My first thoughts on the towel is how thin it is but at the same time, I felt it was very absorbent and while I usually prefer thicker towels, I actually liked how the towel is able to pickup water much more and it does dry faster.

But the caveat for some purchasers, who are reading these reviews versus not seeing the actual product is not knowing how thin the towel is. It's quite thin, but it uses a different type of cotton. So, for those who are so used to thicker towels, at first glance, the Aegean bath towel may be surprising because of its price and how thin it looks.

So, for a Turkish towel, I like the product, while I do prefer Egyptian or thicker cotton towels mainly for the winters to warm me up or after swimming in cold water, it just takes some time getting used to and to realize that it may not be a thicker towel, but it absorbs water very well!

Danica Studio Aegean Bath Towel's are recommended!


Slim-Fast Meal Bars, Have Your Cake, 5 Count
Slim-Fast Meal Bars, Have Your Cake, 5 Count
Price: $6.19
6 used & new from $5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars One of the more tastier meal bars out there, Slim fast Vanilla Cake bars are definitely worth trying!, August 17, 2014
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As a protein meal bar, the Slim-fast Vanilla Cake protein meal bar is actually one of their tastier offerings.

Size of each bar is about as much as you get from other similar protein bars but surprisingly, they are quite filling after eating one.

The bars are 180 calories, total fat at 5g, 8 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber. So for calorie watchers, it's not bad at all and a lot of vitamins are included with each bar.

I've used Slim fast products for years and for the most part, these latest vanilla cake meal bars are tasty (although I recommend having some beverage nearby as it may be a bit dry for some), great for those who count calories and you get five in a box.

Recommended!


DII 100-percent Cotton, Oversized Basic Everyday 20x 20" Napkin, Set of 6, Nautical Blue
DII 100-percent Cotton, Oversized Basic Everyday 20x 20" Napkin, Set of 6, Nautical Blue
Price: $19.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Great cotton napkins that does the job...but also is prone to wrinkling., August 17, 2014
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For those looking for blue cotton napkins, the DII are 100% cotton, oversized and for the most part, thin. They are soft and will absorb liquids.

They do wrinkle a bit, so for those who are perfectionist and do not want to see wrinkles, may not want these (unless you don't mind ironing) and repeated washing, will fade overtime.

But overall, these are a good set of napkins for under $20.


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