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Manduka Prolite Yoga Mat (Brilliant)
Manduka Prolite Yoga Mat (Brilliant)

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars one of the cooler products ive bought just cause, October 1, 2013
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This review is from: Manduka PROLite Yoga Mat (Sports)
pros: the blue color is amazing, cleans up well, very durable. I bought 3 for various uses not related to yoga at all.
after i realized as a materiel this stuff is awesome. My review is more about the engineering side of what the product is.
Aside what i actually used it for:
1. One of them I used as a pad for electronics work,
2. the other i cut up and turned into a tool chest liner and beer coasters
3. one was so awesome that my dog got a hold of it and turned into blue confetti. it died a noble death.
I will buy again.
4. the mat is two sided one is a grippy for the floor and the other is great for foot traction.

Cons: i was able to stain some of mine with some cleaner that permanently changed the color, also while you can wash it, beware the product is permeable, it will hold water and retain the smell of the liquid its submerged in. if you do wash it, its best to take it out back and use a "gentle" detergent to clean it up, hang it up to air dry fully stretched out to drain the water. Do not bend the mat when it is wet! cause if you do so it will dry and retain the shape of the bend.


Libbey 12-Piece International Beer Glass Set
Libbey 12-Piece International Beer Glass Set
Offered by WineStuff
Price: $44.99
5 used & new from $44.99

3.0 out of 5 stars points for style, October 1, 2013
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Pros: looks really nice, washes up well
Cons: the glass is not very thick except for the bottom, i was expecting more of a real beer glass kinda glass.
where the wall of the glass and bottom are nice and thick. but these just have a thick bottom, the walls of the glass are almost like whine glasses. due to the thickness you kinda have to be careful when handling these,
I have chilled a few for beer as well and they do not hold that chill very well like a common beer glass would.


Best Selling Guernsey Black Leather Storage Ottoman
Best Selling Guernsey Black Leather Storage Ottoman
Price: $199.97
9 used & new from $144.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars its amazing, October 1, 2013
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pros: looks awesome, tons of storage, light weight.
Cons: i added casters to the bottom of mine so i could easily roll it around.


Diamond Deck 80714 7.5-Feet by 14-Feet Parking Mat for Small Car, Metallic Silver
Diamond Deck 80714 7.5-Feet by 14-Feet Parking Mat for Small Car, Metallic Silver
Price: $217.95
4 used & new from $217.95

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars its really impressive and dog proof, October 1, 2013
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so i need flooring to keep my corgi at bay.
Destroyer carpets and worlds she is. I need the the thermonuclear option for protection.
Needless to say i deployed this in a room in my apt and she cant wreck it.
I can clean it as i need to and the carpet below is happy.
not to mention the diamond deck finish looks pretty awesome.


$50 PlayStation Store Gift Card - PS3/ PS4/ PS Vita [Digital Code]
$50 PlayStation Store Gift Card - PS3/ PS4/ PS Vita [Digital Code]
Price: $49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars it worked, October 1, 2013
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i was having some problems with the play station store recognizing my credit card.
therefor it occurred to me, amazon recognizes my credit card, and what do you know i buy this here and boom it works on the play station store. Imagine that.


WD Velociraptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 3.5" SATA Hard Drive
WD Velociraptor WD1000DHTZ 1TB 3.5" SATA Hard Drive
Offered by JRJ Trading
Price: $219.00
22 used & new from $195.30

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best platter storage drive on the planet, October 1, 2013
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I have the unique problem where i have close to a 1GB steam games folder. therefor an ssd really wont cut it.
put two of these in a raid, booted cleanly, configured cleanly, it just worked. performance is great.

Notes:
1. the big black heat sink works great if you have a modern case like mine (Vengeance C70) with the pull out racks.
but if you have tight spacing requirements, you might want to consider buying the same drive but without the giant heat-sink.
2. make sure you pair the drive with SATA ports who are of the same specification and controller manufacturer, i have it on mine where i have 2 Intel ones and 2 Marvell, it works on either side but if you split it, at least for me my motherboard was like NOPE.. and failed to boot to disk.
3. Noise, i build custom pcs so my pc already sounds like a jet engine, but adding these drives didn't add any noise to the system. Now i will say they are not my primary drives either, i have a ssd for the os and these just hang out to take care of the rest of the heavy lifting when needed.


Battlefield Bad Company 2 Ultimate Digital Collection [Download]
Battlefield Bad Company 2 Ultimate Digital Collection [Download]
Price: $29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars i bought this cause i lost my licence during the EA/Origion Switch Over, October 1, 2013
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I ended up in the awkward situation where i bought this game many moons ago then this thing called origin came about. - And Then through registration problems i lost my keys for that copy of the game. ANYWHO, i bought this, the download arrived, it downloaded, it patched, its playable and i was able to properly register the keys with my origin account.

->in terms of the game its still fun to play, lots of hardcore pc players epically since bf3 was overrun with cod kiddies.


Gunnar Optiks RPG-05401 RPG Full Rim Advanced Video Gaming Glasses with Quad-Core Hinge Design and Amber Lens Tint, Gunmetal Frame Finish
Gunnar Optiks RPG-05401 RPG Full Rim Advanced Video Gaming Glasses with Quad-Core Hinge Design and Amber Lens Tint, Gunmetal Frame Finish
Offered by Golden Summer
6 used & new from $122.00

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars i give them points for the frame, October 1, 2013
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Pros: solid frame design and solid nose piece design, very comfortable to wear.
Cons: lenses scratch easily, and because they don't wrap your field of view bepreaired for this odd slightly magnified vs unmagified shift in visibility.
Notes: Notes: I bought several pairs of Gunnar across different styles more as a product test as I like custom sunglasses and im a programmer. Overall, does this work- the answer is sorta.
The trick with this product is the glare reduction coating on the lens in combination with the contrast tint, it works nicely on all my monitors but the lenses contain a magnification component that is ridiculous especially if you have 20/20 vision.

Deal Breaker: For this pair this where there lens frame combination really fails. For me since this does not wrap my field of view, i see both tinted/magnified and unmagnified- resulting in one mother of a headache for someone who has 20/20 vision. I really wish Gunnar would remove the magnification component out of the lens, if they had i would sport these around all the time as the glare reduction works.


Gunnar Optiks DES-05101 SteelSeries Desmo Semi-Rimless Advanced Video Gaming Glasses with Amber Lens Tint, Onyx/Orange Frame Finish
Gunnar Optiks DES-05101 SteelSeries Desmo Semi-Rimless Advanced Video Gaming Glasses with Amber Lens Tint, Onyx/Orange Frame Finish
Offered by Woot
Price: $69.99
19 used & new from $64.25

22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars its ok i give them points for lenses more than anyting else, September 30, 2013
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PROS: wide wrap around lenses that wrap your field of vision in there lens, a necessity if you don't want a headache from this.
CONS: the lens scratch rather easily
the frame is really flimsy and basally a joke
the nose piece leaves allot to be desired.

Notes: I bought several pairs of Gunnar across different styles more as a product test as I like custom sunglasses and im a programmer. Overall, does this work- the answer is sorta.
The trick with this product is the glare reduction coating on the lens in combination with the contrast tint, it works nicely on all my monitors but the lenses contain a magnification component that is ridiculous especially if you have 20/20 vision. For me this the only pair I have tested where i haven't been given a searing headache due to the magnification as since the lens wraps the field of view your vision is balanced. Meaning, your entire field of view will be slightly magnified and tinted yellow rather than a chunk of it.However, as a whole as a product there is allot to be desired, the frame is a joke, its just strip of flat aluminum with hard plastic for earsocks, the nose pieces are also cheap plastic.
Note on packaging: it did come with a soft fabric sock case but for the price should be been a hard case.
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Onkyo TX-NR414 5.1-Channel Network A/V Receiver(Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Onkyo TX-NR414 5.1-Channel Network A/V Receiver(Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

163 of 184 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars once it works its awesome, untill then prepare for pain, October 19, 2012
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This review is for is to inform consumers about a rather severe problem that this unit has an issue with
and how to fix it.

PRE: This unit when it was shipped by Onkyo was part of a line of units that were to feature
new and improved networking components for networked home theater management. However, the firmware
installed on the units was as Onkyo puts it- not the correct version.
In short the unit can be a brick out of the box and nothing works until you follow there new update procedure
as described online if the unit contains the original firmware from the factory.
I received one of these units.

To fix this you will have to re flash the firmware on the unit manually, as per Onkyo all "networked"
(internet based) rom flashing is no longer done for this unit.

So if you care not to return it and you want to fix it:

1. get a usb 2.0 flash key of about 4G or smaller and in windows format it to regular FAT32.
more "advanced" keys capable of teleportation are not recognized

2. Go to Onkyo's website and download the rom zip for the unit,

3. extract the entire zip to the key there will be several files
the format looks like
x7x8x8x8x.bla
x7x8x8x8x.bla
x7x8x8x8x.bla
<folder>

4. Take that and plug it into the unit, turn the unit by pushing the power button on the unit, THEN with your remote guide the unit to usb update, and update
5. go make a sandwich and wait for the unit to finish-
6. once that's done, exit menu, turn off unit, unplug it (cause a full power cycle is recommended), tap dance for 1 minute, then plug it back in and using your remote turn on the unit, it will boot and reset it self, From there follow the audio setup as described in the instructions and your done.

I will say once it works the sound quality is solid- but this firmware quality issue is really pathetic,your gonna have a bad time getting the unit to run.
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