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Canon SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch Vari-Angle Wide LCD
Canon SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera with 35x Wide Angle Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 2.7-Inch Vari-Angle Wide LCD
Offered by Electronics Club
Price: $344.00
53 used & new from $154.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price., September 2, 2012
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I hadn't been shooting photos on trips for quite a while, but I had an opportunity to spend a couple of weeks in Cambodia, and figured I should replace my Sony Cybershot F707. (The Cybershot still works and does great pictures, but I wanted something with more than 5MB max photo size and one that could take video at higher definition.)

I have shot about 1500 photos and quite a few videos with the SX-40 and I love it. I tend not use manuals so I still don't have quite all the features down, but this camera did a great job, even in some of the darker corners of the temples. One thing I loved was being able to swing out and rotate the view panel so I could hold the camera almost on the ground or above my head and still be able to see what I was framing. Low light performance was good, and I got several great shots of the night life by setting the camera down and triggering the shutter.

A couple of hints:

1. Buy a spare battery when you buy the camera - it costs a bit over 10 bucks but is well worth it. Using the flash and lots of zooming and focusing meant I only got a couple of hundred shots and some videos before the icon started blinking, but the spare battery and charger easily fit into the camera case I bought.

2. I got a couple of 32Gb cards - I still haven't gone through half of one, but the spare fits nicely in the case.

3. I bought the Case Logic DCB-304 High/Fixed Zoom Camera Case, and found it to provide the protection without being too bulky, and it holds the USB cable in case I need to plug the camera into a computer.

Overall, well worth the money.


NETGEAR Wireless Router - N900 Dual Band Gigabit (WNDR4500v1)
NETGEAR Wireless Router - N900 Dual Band Gigabit (WNDR4500v1)
Offered by Retail By Wholesale
Price: $159.99
34 used & new from $55.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars QoS inadequate, July 6, 2012
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I unboxed this with great anticipation, did a little setup, plugged it in, restarted all of my network equipment, and prepared to be blown away. Alas, it was not to be. My speed check to my ISP showed less than half the bandwidth that I was showing on my original router - and my original router was showing my provisioned speed of 50Mbps down and 2Mbps up. I figured that maybe it was a QoS issue, so I went into the QoS settings to configure priorities and.... big disappointment.

QoS can only be configured using ports, MAC addresses, or LAN IPs. There is no way that I could find to set QoS based on external IPs. This is critical because I have a couple of backup services (Backblaze and SpiderOak) on multiple computers that use port 443 - the standard SSL port for web surfing. In my current router, I just set the QoS for the external IP range for the services to the lowest value and nobody knows when these are running. Without that QoS setting, a backup can nail my uplink.

I returned the router.


Lorell Executive High-Back Chair, Mesh Fabric, 28-1/2"x28-1/2"x45, BK
Lorell Executive High-Back Chair, Mesh Fabric, 28-1/2"x28-1/2"x45, BK
Price: $151.29
28 used & new from $138.99

68 of 77 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Mostly decent, but lacks range of motion, September 13, 2011
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I ordered this based on the reviews, and some people do love the chair. For me, the chair was easy to put together as everything was included. However, I found two problems. First, the chair does not seem to rise as high as other chairs, which is a minor issue for me. However, the biggest issue is that when the seat is released, it doesn't rock back very far--the seat hits the stops just past horizontal so it feels like it only rocks half way. I find that annoying. The back doesn't provide any support when unlocked, and you can't change the support tension for the back. All in all, I will choose another chair next time.
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Acer Aspire TimelineX AS1830T-6478 11.6-Inch Laptop (Black)
Acer Aspire TimelineX AS1830T-6478 11.6-Inch Laptop (Black)

5.0 out of 5 stars Good purchase for portable power, August 30, 2011
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I bought two of these (one for myself and one for my wife) rather than buy netbooks. One I upgraded to 8GB of memory with no problems. The keyboard is close enough to full size that neither my wife or I, both touch-typists, had problems. Battery life is easily four hours, and can get close to six if we are conscientious abut power management. Some reviews of the product here and on the web point out the trackpad as being too small and I was concerned when I purchased these, but the price was good. My wife and I were pleasantly surprised to find that the trackpad is useful and appropriate, and neither of us felt it was too small. However, we use these as grab-n-go devices that we take to meetings or when traveling so that we are seldom on these more than three or four hours at a time. If you are looking for this to be your only computer and want the benefits of a full-size laptop, go ahead and get a full size laptop. (I have connected it to a 1920x1080 monitor and used it comfortably for extended periods.) If you need something portable and powerful lets you create and collaborate beyond social media, this is a good choice.


Asus VE228H 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers
Asus VE228H 21.5-Inch Full-HD LED Monitor with Integrated Speakers
Price: $126.59
96 used & new from $106.99

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value, August 30, 2011
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I purchased this because it was a good price for the features. The controls are a bit confusing--one of the buttons is both contrast and volume down while another is brightness and volume up. It took me a couple of minutes to figure out how those worked. The monitor also only tilts for adjustment--no height adjustment is possible. However, it is solidly fixed to the base and doesn't have the annoying habit of vibrating when keyboarding like another monitor I purchased from an office supply store then returned. Picture is good and speakers are good for their size.


Crush (Karen Vail Series)
Crush (Karen Vail Series)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fast-paced and worth your time, November 30, 2010
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The main character (Karen Vail) is somewhat obnoxious, but that works well as we also see that she doesn't like pissing off people--she just has trouble filtering what she is thinking before it comes out of her mouth. It's her New York attitude in full force. While she doesn't always finesse the situation, she usually earns respect for her talents over time. And she carries a Glock...which is most helpful during chases.

Yes, the plot has a few potholes, but the action and detail in the story smooths over those minor glitches. I appreciate an author who researches a story, and it's obvious that Jacobson understands profiling well enough that he even has a character who has only read the main books in profiling, which Jacobson names, and tries to act as an expert. (Yes, Jacobson created that annoying twerp that we have all had to work with.) Jacobson also provides detail about mobile wine bottling--that's the kind of detail that builds depth in a story as we learn along with the characters.

Some of the other reviewers are miffed as they don't think the story ended, giving it only one star and often tossing in a few choice words for the author. However, the main plot does end, but in the course of the book Jacobson develops new threads exemplifying how confusing investigations are, and a new situation develops that may not be related to anything that happened before. Yes, I'll have to read the next book. However, if I expected my plots to wrap up neatly, I'd have never moved on from The Berenstain Bears.


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