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Roll For It! (Purple Edition)
Roll For It! (Purple Edition)
Price: $13.16
21 used & new from $7.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Little Dice Game, September 9, 2014
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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How many different ways are there to play dice? A ton! Roll For It! is yet another way. It is pretty fast moving, enabling two people to play a game in 5-10 minutes, which is nice. When you play with 4 people it takes 15-20 minutes on average. We have a family of 5, which bites us when we try to book a cruise, and on games where only 4 players can play. I would have bought an extra pack to get players 5-8, but $13 for some dice and cards? So far we haven't needed the extra set, but if it becomes a problem I guess we'll have to bite the bullet. This is a fun game for a family, that younger ones can get the hang of, but will still keep teens engaged. It packs really small for trips. Doesn't really work well in the car, but that's OK.

This would actually make a great birthday gift for a child between the ages of 6-10. If you're looking for a new family game I recommend you give this one a try.

SanDisk 64GB Ultra Class 10 Micro SDXC up to 48MB/s with Adapter (SDSDQUAN-064G-G4A) [Newest Version]
SanDisk 64GB Ultra Class 10 Micro SDXC up to 48MB/s with Adapter (SDSDQUAN-064G-G4A) [Newest Version]
Price: $36.99
8 used & new from $36.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Believe The Capacity of This Tiny Card, September 9, 2014
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It's really unbelievable that this tiny little card holds 64GB, and up to 128GB! Mine holds 64GB...well actually 59.4GB. It arrived already formatted. I have tested it in a Canon digital SLR camera, a Sony Camcorder, and in my PC. It works flawlessly. It has no trouble with 15MP photos, 1080P video, etc. On my own real world PC file transfer benchmark tests it doesn't perform near as well as the specs. I don't really care since others have used actual benchmark software to prove it can handle north of 40MB/s.

Test 1: 4945 files in my Documents folder, 3.85GB total, 10:31, 6.25MB/s
Test 2: 6 MP4/M4Z files, 3.84GB total, 6:08, 10.68MB/s
Test 3: 2 MS Outlook PST files, 1.59GB total, 3:06, 8.75MB/s
Test 4: 4 DVD VOB files, 3.99GB total, 6:26, 10.58MB/s

I actually have this plugged into my PC at the moment, being used as a second backup target for my Mozy backup software. One backup goes up to the cloud, the second backup with change logging stays local. Works great on about 40GB worth of files I have.

I love SanDisk products. Never had one go bad, priced right, perform great. That's the only way you have the confidence as a company to extend a 10yr warranty on a product like this. Highly recommend if you need an insane amount of capacity in the smallest possible form factor.

Ambient Weather WR-099-AC-KIT Compact Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/WeatherBand Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger, Cables and AC Adapter
Ambient Weather WR-099-AC-KIT Compact Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/WeatherBand Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger, Cables and AC Adapter
Price: $34.59
2 used & new from $24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars What's Not to Like???, August 28, 2014
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This product is amazing when you think about. It's a radio. It's a flashlight. It can recharge stuff. And it can be renewed from an energy perspective, endlessly using solar power and/or the crank. No power outlet required.

It is light, compact, rugged, easy to use, and extremely useful. The flashlight is nice and bright. The radio gets great reception on all bands. Ergonomically speaking, it fits nicely in your hand and has a rubber feel on the sides so it isn't slippery.

The few caveats I have found are:
-It will charge an iPhone 5s, but the 5s will empty 2 hours worth of solar charge in a few minutes, and it will barely add any charge to the iPhone at all. Maybe a percent. If you plug this device into a wall outlet for 5 hours, then it will charge an iPhone and give it an easy 15-20% bump. The instructions note that smartphones are a huge drain on this device, and so they promise enough charge to allow you to make a short emergency phone call. You can plug the included USB power cord into any USB based wall outlet converter (converts wall power to USB power), and it works fine. It also comes with a power cable that plugs into the wall, though.
-A few minutes of cranking provides seemingly as much charge as an hour of solar charging. The solar charging seems especially weak, but it will still give you enough charge to run the flashlight for an hour. At full charge, I ran the flashlight for 10 hours before it went out. Not bad!
-The device does not have any kind of power meter that tells you how much charge you have left. This would be extremely handy to have. The device does have a red led indicator to let you know when it is being recharged. This is useful for knowing whether solar is working effectively to add charge.

In my opinion if you are building an emergency kit, this is a must have. Great product. Highly recommended.

Philips Sonicare HX6211/04 2 Series Plaque Control Rechargeable Toothbrush
Philips Sonicare HX6211/04 2 Series Plaque Control Rechargeable Toothbrush
Price: $40.00
8 used & new from $40.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, What a Difference!, August 23, 2014
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I have used Oral-B power toothbrushes for 15 years or more. I figured Sonicare and Oral-B were probably the same, just difference manufacturers. Boy was I wrong. The Sonicare uses a totally difference method to cleaning teeth. Instead of long gentle strokes, it is a very violent vibration that sounds like you have angry hornets in your mouth. I didn't know if I would like it at first. Luckily it starts gently at first and then ramps up the motion over time. Now after almost a month of using it, I have no visible plaque, and my gums that are normally red in spots are all a very healthy light pink. That is a problem I've struggled with for a long time. The Sonicare solved it within the first week. My teeth feel very clean and smooth when I am done brushing. I think it is doing a great job.

The brush takes some getting used to, especially if you come from the Oral-B world. The brush head is a different shape, the vibration is different, and the ergonomics are slightly different, and in my opinion not quite as good as the Oral-B. But if you're patient you may be rewarded with some of the benefits I've noted above.

The proof is whether or not I will convert. I believe I will. Maybe not my entire family of Oral-B users, but for myself it's really a no-brainer for the gum line benefits alone.

Scotts 18978 Miracle-Gro Enviro-Line Titanium Wavy Blade Hedge Shear
Scotts 18978 Miracle-Gro Enviro-Line Titanium Wavy Blade Hedge Shear
Price: $24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Light Use Hedge Shears, August 16, 2014
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The Scotts 18978 Hedge Shear is a nice tool. It feels solidly built, it is VERY sharp, and I think it is ergonomically superior to many alternatives out there. The sharpened portion of the blade measures 7", and the fully open tip-to-tip distance is 14". Both of these measurements are smaller than a true 8" hedge shears. So you cover slightly less territory, but whatever you shear gets cut easily and precisely due to the sharpness of the blades. I cut 1/2 thick sunflower stalks, willow oak branches, and other shrubbery. No problem.

The offset angle between the handle and the blade is very slight, almost straight on. I would guess 10-15% offset angle vs. an up to 45% angle on some of the shears out there. This means you may have to squat to cut a level top on a low growing plant, whereas a shear with more offset would allow you to stand. On the other hand, taller growing plants...waist high and above will be better served by this type of hedge shear.

Anyway, this is a nice hedge shear. Time will tell if the Titanium keeps it sharper longer, but for right now this shear is a vast improvement over my previous dull shear.

Let's All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have
Let's All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have
by Annie F. Downs
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.11
64 used & new from $7.96

5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it from Start to Finish, July 28, 2014
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From my wife Melanie who read and loved this book:

I loved this book from start to finish! It's warm, funny, thought provoking, and freeing. Annie takes you on the journey of her life and readily admits the fears she's had along the way. She shares candidly how God showed her ways to trust Him and be brave one step at a time, one situation at a time. With each chapter, you can't help but look into your own life and ponder how God is nudging you to be brave in the little things of life and the big.
I'm not the most confident person, so this book really spoke to me. I didn't come away with needing to be courageous as a new personality trait that might be foreign to me, but stepping out in courage one situation at a time. The book touches on so many aspects of bravery that we encounter in life like letting go or holding on to our dreams or persevering through our fears or saying YES when you are scared to death.
I couldn't stop at reading just one chapter. It's so well written and she expresses herself in an honest, real, and conversational way. Annie makes you feel like a friend. She writes most chapters in coffee shops and I just wanted to join her for a cup and chat awhile.
This is my new gift book for friends and family! I think everyone can get some inspiring messages from Annie's encouraging words. I'd recommend it especially for those who might struggle with fears and who doesn't have a few fears? Once I finished the book, I wanted to start over and read it again.

Bulbrite LED11A19/827/D 11-Watt (60-Watt) Dimmable LED A19, Medium Base, Warm White
Bulbrite LED11A19/827/D 11-Watt (60-Watt) Dimmable LED A19, Medium Base, Warm White
Offered by iQlighting
Price: $21.45
3 used & new from $19.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Great Bulb! Solves Weaknesses of Compact Fluorescent, July 25, 2014
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UPDATE 8/19/2014: Started flickering non-stop after only one month. I moved it to multiple lamps, and it's the same everywhere. I have very stable power, and whole-house surge protection. Had to stop using it, which is a shame. Downgrading from 5 stars to 2 stars.
I have always wanted to try one of these LED bulbs to see how they compare with compact fluorescent bulbs. Here are my observations:

-This LED bulb looks like the old fashioned incandescent light bulbs. It has the same shape, and is nice and smooth, not coiled like a compact fluorescent bulb. It has the same height and width as the old fashioned incandescent bulbs too. The 60W equivalent compact fluorescent bulb that I have is actually 1/2" taller, and protrudes from out glass pendant light fixture slightly. But not this LED bulb. It is a perfect fit. The fact that this LED bulb is also dimmable is a premium feature that makes it act like an incandescent bulb. Compact fluorescent bulbs are generally not dimmable, and if they are used that way it greatly decreases their lifespan.

-Weight. This LED bulb has what feels like a ceramic base that makes it heavier than other bulbs. This LED bulb is 5oz. My 60W compact fluorescent bulb is 2oz. My 60W incandescent bulb weighs 1oz. I actually found this to be surprising. I can't think of one lamp in my house, however, where this extra weight would be an issue.

-Heat. This LED bulb gets a little bit warm at the ceramic base, and stays cool to the touch on the glass part. My compact fluorescent bulb gets hot enough that I cannot remove it from a light socket until it has cooled down a little bit. My 60W incandescent bulb is way too hot to even think about touching once it has been running for a few minutes.

-Energy. Besides generating less heat that needs to be cooled in the summer, this LED bulb only consumes 11 watts, and provides more light than either of the other bulbs. My 60W compact fluorescent consumes 14 watts, and of course the 60W incandescent bulb consumes 60 watts. I would characterize this specific LED bulb which is listed as "Warm White" as still being a little cooler than the warm white compact fluorescent bulb I have.

-Toxicity. This LED bulb is currently not classified as toxic, and is disposed of in conventional landfills. My compact fluorescent bulb contains mercury and requires special handling when disposed of, as mercury is VERY toxic.

-Life. This LED bulb claims to last 22.8 years. My compact fluorescent bulb claims to last 7 years. My observation is that I have replaced quite a few compact fluorescent in my house that I have only lived in for 5 years. I think I actually replaced some of them in as little as 3 years. We'll have to see how this LED bulb does. A regular incandescent bulb only lasts a year or two.

-Price. Gah! This LED bulb is expensive, mostly due to its dimming capability. LED bulbs in general are coming down in price, which is good. Compact fluorescent bulbs can be bought in a 3 pack for $6-$7 at your local home improvement store. Incandescent bulbs only remain in certain wattages, but they are typically less than $1 per bulb.

-Temperature. I put this LED bulb in the fridge for awhile and then plugged it in and turned it on while it was cold. No problem. Compact fluorescent bulbs have a problem with cold, and start dim and then warm up over time, which can be irritating if you need light in an area and they never really brighten up fully before you are done and leave the room.

In summary, I think the use case for this specific LED bulb is, first and foremost, any fixture in your house that is on for hours out of each day -AND- has dimmable capabilities. There are far cheaper LED bulbs that are not dimmable and are general purpose, so make sure you don't load up on these and put them everywhere. The use case for LED bulbs in general is any fixture in the house that is on for hours each day, or for aesthetic purposes in a fixture where a compact fluorescent bulb just doesn't look good.

Remington Products CI97M1A Ultimate Stylist Teardrop Wand
Remington Products CI97M1A Ultimate Stylist Teardrop Wand
Price: $24.23
14 used & new from $23.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Not for Everyone, July 24, 2014
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My wife wanted to try this iron so I got it for her. At first she burned her hand and her hair a little bit. She was not able to achieve a nice wave due to the non-stick nature of the barrel and how hard it is to wrap the hair around it. Keep in mind, you are playing with a 400+ degree iron with your gloved hand, and you can definitely feel the heat through the glove. Not pleasant. She even watched several online videos to learn the technique better. Sadly, she was never able to achieve what she can with a traditional curling iron. She has long, thick hair, so maybe that was it.

Anyway, I don't think it was so much a product quality issue as this type of design may work for a limited percentage of people, and it just didn't work for her.

Colgate Optic White Platinum, Whiten and Protect, 3.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Colgate Optic White Platinum, Whiten and Protect, 3.4 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Offered by GOOD BUY NY
Price: $32.27
6 used & new from $32.27

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Toothpaste for Coffee Drinkers, July 23, 2014
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This toothpaste has great whitening power. I drink two cups of coffee every morning, and within a month of my Dentist cleaning I have noticed light staining, and by the time I have my next checkup my teeth are usually noticeably browner. Keep in mind, I use nothing but whitening toothpastes, and I still get the staining.

I started using this toothpaste about a month ago, which was about 2 weeks after my Dentist cleaning, and my teeth are actually whiter today then they were after I came out of the Dentist office. And not just the front of my teeth where I smile...all of my teeth on all sides are whiter. It is really an amazing difference.

For me, this product is all I need because it has fluoride so I can just use it twice a day and my teeth stay white. I even skipped two days, instead using my old toothpaste, and my teeth still stayed white. I like that it is safe for my enamel, and it doesn't cause my teeth to be sensitive like white strips and other treatments do. I like that my teeth are white, but not abnormally bright white like the blue light whitening systems can make teeth look.

Great product that I highly recommend, especially if you're a coffee drinker. Be patient, it may take a month, but it works!

Belkin Grip Sheer Case / Cover for Apple iPhone 5c (Clear)
Belkin Grip Sheer Case / Cover for Apple iPhone 5c (Clear)
Price: $24.99
4 used & new from $19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Basic Case for iPhone 5C, July 2, 2014
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This is a nice, basic case for the iPhone 5C that protects from scratches and minor abrasions, but definitely not severe impact. If you're a bit on the clumsy side, this case isn't for you. Look for a case that offers better drop protection.

The case itself fits the iPhone 5C perfectly (will not fit iPhone 5 or 5S). It does not add very much bulk, keeping the sleekness intact. All of the cutouts are perfect, and volume and power buttons are covered/protected, but the mute button is not obviously. The case itself is slightly frosted/translucent, so it does mute the beautiful color of the 5C a little bit. On the one hand, transparent would allow more of the 5C color to come though, but on the other hand, those transparent cases really show scratches/scuffs easily and need to be replaced more often.

NOTE: This case does not work with the Lightning-to-30-pin adapter that goes between the Apple Lightning cable and the older pre-iPhone 5 cables and adapters. So if you have an old pre-iPhone 5 dock that you need to use an adapter for, you will need to slip this case off the phone each time you plug it in.

All in all it is a nice case, as Belkin products usually are. Docking it 1 star for its high price and because it does not work with the Lightning-to-30-pin Adapter.

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