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ProCase SlimSnug Case for NVIDIA Shield Tablet, Ultra Slim and light, Hard Shell Cover, with Stand, Exclusive for 2014 NVIDIA Shield 2 Tablet (Green)
ProCase SlimSnug Case for NVIDIA Shield Tablet, Ultra Slim and light, Hard Shell Cover, with Stand, Exclusive for 2014 NVIDIA Shield 2 Tablet (Green)
Offered by Tech Vendor
Price: $11.99
2 used & new from $7.11


Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor
Acer XG270HU omidpx 27-inch WQHD AMD FREESYNC (2560 x 1440) Widescreen Monitor
Offered by Beach Audio
Price: $503.41
17 used & new from $471.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Panel, not perfect, the best you will find for gaming at this price point., May 21, 2015
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The monitor is amazing for gaming. First off, I will say that I have a 980 card, so basically I'm just using the straight up 144hz refresh rate set in the Nvidia control panel. I was coming from a nice middle of the road Samsung 1080p Monitor I purchased a few years ago at Micro Center, the stats on that old monitor were 60hz with a 5ms response time LED. That being said, this monitor is a major upgrade visually in everything I've tried so far.

Pro's
144hz, 1ms response time and easy to setup.
Great Color replication
Easy on the eyes after hours of desktop related use (Spread sheets mainly) Fonts are crisp and clear. I down scaled the resolution to 1080p standard and found that the fonts stay nearly as crisp and clear, enough so it isn't distracting after a few minutes of use this way (after you get used to the difference) It is a nice thing when you need to downgrade resolution for any reason for performance reasons or compatibility of older programs if you want them full screen.
Blacks and Whites have a great contrast to one another.

Con's
No VESA mount
Limited adjust-ability on stand.
Not a fan of the red strip on the bottom.
Mine has a little more light bleed on the left side than the right, and the most in the lower left corner. I know my old monitor had this as well and seems to be rare to have a panel with NONE, but this is a dramatic difference between the right side (Perfect) and the left side (1/5 of an inch of noticeable light bleed in a dark room)

I may try another one to see if I can get a better panel for the light bleed issue, but it's not a huge deal for me, so I probably won't do anything about it. Hard to notice unless you are in the dark, and for some reason looking right at it. But given its not a "perfect" panel for $500 that is where the star is coming off.


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3.0 out of 5 stars didn't work the first 4 times) Like I said, October 7, 2014
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It works SOMETIMES, setting up was tricky (following the directions step by step, didn't work the first 4 times) Like I said, I don't know if it is the buttons, or device, but it seems to take a few tries to get it do what you want. But it was cheap, so, it is what it is...


Nordic Ware Microwave Popcorn Popper, 12-Cup, White
Nordic Ware Microwave Popcorn Popper, 12-Cup, White
Price: $8.95
19 used & new from $7.00

5.0 out of 5 stars This is great, but I will warn anyone it might take ..., October 7, 2014
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This is great, but I will warn anyone it might take about 2 - 3 ruined or half cooked batches of popcorn to get the timing right for your microwave.
For comparison, my 1200 watt with some Popcorn oil on the 1/3 cup of Kernels is 2:05 .... anymore and it burns, any less and there are way too many unpopped.


Thermos Dual Compartment Kit, Skylanders Swap Force
Thermos Dual Compartment Kit, Skylanders Swap Force
Price: $12.29
8 used & new from $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars so its sorta shaped like a slight cone (if that makes sense) the base ..., October 7, 2014
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Fits some rather large plastic lunch accessories we own from Tupperware. The base is larger than the top, so its sorta shaped like a slight cone (if that makes sense) the base is great for separating cold or items that might get messy. It cleaned up well the one time it got peanut butter all over it.


Destiny Limited Edition - PlayStation 4
Destiny Limited Edition - PlayStation 4
Offered by extendedplay77
Price: $149.99
33 used & new from $45.00

5.0 out of 5 stars If you like multiplayer, its here, October 7, 2014
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I almost went with 4 stars because it's so darn addictive. If you like multiplayer, its here, if you like single player or team ups with friends (3 of them for most things) its here.
The loot search is addictive, diablo ish.

Can't wait to play again tonight....


Skylanders Portal Master Board Game
Skylanders Portal Master Board Game
Price: $11.52
36 used & new from $9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars The game is easy to pick up by my 5 year old, October 7, 2014
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The game is easy to pick up by my 5 year old. The rules are simple, almost too simple. We have made a few "house rules" to make it play a little better. But the base board and pieces are well made.


Cuisinart DSA22-3PK DS 3pc Skillet Set
Cuisinart DSA22-3PK DS 3pc Skillet Set
Offered by COMO Deals!!
Price: $129.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great set of Skillets, October 7, 2014
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As pots and pans go, these are top notch. I think they are actually a little TOO non-stick. They have nearly 0 friction, but cook evenly and wash up easy.


Skylanders 24 Cupcake Topper Rings
Skylanders 24 Cupcake Topper Rings

5.0 out of 5 stars great cake toppers given the lack of party goods out ..., October 7, 2014
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These are what they are... great cake toppers given the lack of party goods out there for Skylanders.


Disney INFINITY: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Video Game Starter Pack - PlayStation 4
Disney INFINITY: Marvel Super Heroes (2.0 Edition) Video Game Starter Pack - PlayStation 4
Price: $39.99
107 used & new from $23.04

12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun game, but the implementation and marketing is terrible..., October 7, 2014
Don't get me wrong, I like the game. Its fun to play, but given the way it is sold I think they really need to revamp the "compatibility" of this games engine and or decisions they made for the overall functionality.
The game has the Toy Box, which is universal and every last figure ever made thus far works there. Ok, great, but its not as large or expansive as the playsets and story free for the most part. The PLAYSETS only allow a set group of figures to work in them, which I find, in a second attempt at this game, appalling. Having played all 3 sets that were released in this wave of 2.0, there is absolutely no "technical" reason to limit the ability of these figures to work in any of the 3 sets. So what if cut scenes are missing Donald duck if you happen to be using Donald duck. The characters (except the cars, and even them with some tweaking) would all work in any playset and its absolutely stupid to not allow them somehow (After all they know they can with the crossover characters, but even those are limited??!?)
Come on Disney, you want to market a figure based game, give me a figure based game I can truly use them in other than your putsy 5 minute load time for 5 minutes of game play toy box junk...
Also, the 1.0 playsets (Still being sold right next to 2.0) don't work and takes a keen eye to realize this is pure stupidity. They should have been re-done for 2.0. Or they need to change the way they are marketing this game and releasing it in the future. Skylanders did something similar with Swap Force when they quietly made their "extra levels" just a 5 second power boost figure instead. Disney could at least of had the decency to carry over their 1.0 playsets into 2.0 at least once, especially given 2 platforms didn't even have 1.0 so can't use them no matter what...(PS4, XB1)


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