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einszett Cockpit Premium - 16.9 fl. oz.
einszett Cockpit Premium - 16.9 fl. oz.
Price: $10.50
7 used & new from $10.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Cleans fast on one pass, August 19, 2014
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This cleaner cleans well on the first pass and leaves the interior smelling clean. The smell is more like a clinical clean scent than a fresh clean scent. Think of the difference between how a freshly cleaned bathroom smells (sterile and like cleaner) versus a freshly cleaned living room (lemon scented wood spray, fabreeze, carpet fresh,etc). It cleans well on one pass. Even cleaned stubborn stains like spilled Greek yogurt, (took a curve too fast with a container sitting on the passenger seat with a loose lid), quickly on one pass. I like that because it allows me to clean the entire car in one reasonable sitting instead of exterior and interior on different days. The spray is adjustable. I previously sprayed armor all on my dash and trim which ultimately dried to a dust magnet gummy finish. This spray took it all right off. I was tempted to use it on my leather seats but resisted the urge after seeing that some of the dash color had transferred to the rag. Not sure if this was more the fault of the spray or cheesy coloring in the dash, but I wasn't risking using it on my leather. Overall, a good spray for fast cleaning and detailing.


Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound
Optimum Nutrition 100% Whey Gold Standard, Double Rich Chocolate, 5 Pound
Price: $57.99
49 used & new from $57.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Decent powder but hold onto your old scoops unless you want to go on a digging expedition, August 15, 2014
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Good bang for the buck whey powder. Taste is okay but the Platinum Hydro-whey definitely tastes much better. Over 70 servings per container, so this lasts me a couple months quite easily. Good protein to grams per serving ratio, indicating it's pretty pure with less filler. Also has good amount of essential amino acids. The only thing I suggest is holding on to your scoop from the prior tub. For some reason, ON likes to bury the scoops pretty deep down in the container. The scoop in this tub was way too far to have gotten there from shifting during shipping. It was over halfway to the bottom. I'm not in the mood to dig and search nearly all the way to the bottom of the tub for a scoop.


The Last of Us Remastered - PlayStation 4
The Last of Us Remastered - PlayStation 4
Price: $49.81
44 used & new from $39.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you own a PS4 and never played this game, GET IT, NOW!, August 15, 2014
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On first impression, The Last of Us wasn't quite what I was expecting. I thought it would be primarily more of a pure shooter with an emotional storyline. The gameplay is actually similar to The Walking Dead games except you don't have the "choose your own adventure" style multiple-choices that affect the storyline like in TWD. The events of The Last of Us are going to occur regardless of what you choose. Your choices and how you approach situations won't change the story arc but, like many games, will determine how unscathed you emerge or how much of your resources you deplete or increase in the process. One thing I like about the resources in this game is that none are really optional. I played through the entire Watch Dogs story mode and barely used half of the items I acquired or could have crafted. That's not the case here. You will need EVERYTHING. That makes everything you find and collect that much more valuable. It also makes scavenging an absolute necessity and not merely a side activity or trophy booster. Speaking of trophies, it is very hard to accumulate trophies. I am very deep into the game and just earned my first trophy. I'm not taking any shortcuts either. I'm scavenging thoroughly, crafting everything possible and trying every manner possible to utilize my weapons and crafted items.

Basically, like The Walking Dead, you play the protagonist, in this case a man named Joel, who is charged with escorting a young girl cross-country through zombie filled landscape. In addition to the zombies, (which vary in type and toughness) there are also human threats as well. Face it, when the apocalypse hits, many will be in kill or be killed mode. In many cases, the humans are a bigger threat than zombies. I won't divulge any more of the plot because unlike the inconsiderate folks who posted major spoiler headlines online and spoiled a major reveal for me, I don't believe in ruining anyone else's gaming experience through carelessness or idiocy.

The play mechanics are pretty straightforward. Those expecting a run and gun shooter will need to take a deep breath and get ready for some forced patience. In fact, the first 30-40 minutes of the game were pretty dull to be honest. I thought it would be one of those lame games where all you did was press different buttons when prompted to progress, like in cut scenes. After a while, the action picks up and from that point, the excitement and suspense doesn't let up. When you're battling through hordes of zombies or rag tag militia, it does feel a lot like a shooter than an adventure game. However, even when the action intensifies, there are still certain situations where nothing but patience, caution and stealth tactics will get you through it. For instance, you can't rush into a room wielding a handgun and expect to defeat a group of the tougher infected (and trust me... As the game progresses,some of the more advanced zombies are outright very hard to kill brutes). Even if you're a crack shot, you're likely toast if you enter a situation with bad odds. You'll have to sneak up and stealth kill at least half, if not all of them. Several times, I avoided confrontation altogether and just snuck my way past them. If you get bored easily doing anything other than nonstop running and gunning, then you may not appreciate the game as much.

The multiplayer (Factions) mode is pretty cool. You team up in groups of players and each group plays against each other for survival. It's kind of like a team death match with a survival twist. You can share resources and loot fallen opponents. For the most part, it's pretty balanced but if you are new to the game, like me, get ready for occasional growing pains. Just like the multiplayer of first person shooters, much more experienced players are never shy about showing off their skills. However, it does take a total team effort, so it's in the best interests of teammates to stick and work together. Also, despite the presence of better skilled players, it's nowhere near as frustrating as typical multiplayer shooters where you basically get smoked seconds after respawning. No cheap opportunities for campers, hackers or elite players to prey on new lesser skilled players here.

Overall, I find the game to be extremely fun and enjoyable. I loved the Walking Dead games, so that aspect is familiar to me and the action can be every bit as adrenaline inducing as the best shooters. Although minor, the game is not without its issues. The most glaring of these is occasional funky camera glitches. There were several times when the character would be creeping along a ledge or some other precarious action and the camera would just go haywire and give an incredibly awkward view that left me unable to see the character. I had to guess where to go next, based on the previous movements, until the camera finally corrected itself. Hopefully, this will be corrected in a future patch along with a few other minor programming glitches. Another annoying flaw is the tendency of your traveling companions to constantly get in the way. Most of the time they are little to no help in battle but they occasionally lend a hand or even a much needed health kit. The second issue is that the multiplayer user interface is a bit confusing for first timers because you're dumped into a non-intuitive interface with no instructions on what to do. Once you get the hang of the menu, multiplayer is awesome. Lastly, although the graphics are awesome, some graphics, like water and particle effects in particular, remind you that this is still essentially a PS3 game with a slight graphics boost for the PS4. Water and dust particle effects aside, the remaining graphics look awesome. The entire game looks like a cut scene. The actual gameplay graphics are extremely realistic.

So, is The Last of Us worth the hype? I think so. I've never played it on PS3 but if PS3 graphics and gameplay look and feel even moderately close to the PS4, I see why it is a smash hit. If you've never played the game, I absolutely recommend buying it. It may be a carry-over but it's still one of the year's best games for PS4. Absolutely engrossing and addictive.


Belkin Apple MFi Certified Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable for iPhone 5 / 5S / 5c, iPad 4th Gen and iPad mini, 4 Feet (White)
Belkin Apple MFi Certified Lightning to USB ChargeSync Cable for iPhone 5 / 5S / 5c, iPad 4th Gen and iPad mini, 4 Feet (White)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Finally, a sturdy lightning cable, August 14, 2014
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This is an MFi certified lightning cable, so I detect no noticeable difference when charging or transferring data when compared to my OEM lightning cable. The primary differences worth noting is the sturdier physical build of the Belkin cable. The Belkin cable is thicker, longer and has a wider thicker lightning connector housing. The biggest knock on the Apple OEM lightning cables and the reason behind the abysmal consumer reviews/ratings that have littered Apples own site for over a year is the shoddy workmanship. I personally have had several Apple cables fail. I just recently exchanged a lightning cable that had literally fallen apart. It wasn't an easy task either. It took several arguments with the "genius" as well as me pointing out the numerous reviews written by users complaining about the same exact issue on Apple's own web site. The Apple branded cord typically comes apart at the rubber sleeve joining the cord to the lightning connector. I've had no problems with the USB side of the Apple cable. The Belkin cord is noticeably thicker and it feels more durable and resistant to ripping and splitting, both issues that I've encountered with Apple cables. The larger lightning casing not only makes it easier to connect/disconnect to/from your iOS device, but it also joins the cable via a rigid plastic sleeve instead of a fragile damage-prone rubber sleeve like the OEM cable. That rubber sleeve just below the lightning connector is the spot most vulnerable to damage on the Apple cable.
I tested the Belkin adapter in four different iPhone 5 cases to ensure it fits. It fit perfectly in all of them, including a leather case with a narrower opening not much larger than the original lightning plug. In addition to a more sturdy build, the Belkin cable is also over a half-foot longer than my OEM lightning cable. Performance may be identical to the OEM cable but if this Belkin cable proves to be more reliable, as the solid build suggests, I'll buy them in a heartbeat over the Apple OEM cable.


HMDX HX-P710 Jam Street Rugged Portable Speaker
HMDX HX-P710 Jam Street Rugged Portable Speaker
Price: $79.00
5 used & new from $74.95

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Built tough but sounds good, August 11, 2014
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The first thing you notice about this speaker is how solid it is. The speaker is encased in a body of honeycomb design rubber with a metal mesh backing. It’s billed as splash proof and drop proof. I have not had an opportunity to test the drop durability or liquid resistence. If the opportunity presents itself to test either, I’ll advise of the circumstances and outcome at that time. The speaker charges via an included 6” micro-USB cable and the initial charge took about two and a half hours. The included cable is very short but the manual states you also can use any standard micro-USB phone charger. I charged with the included cable through a powered USB port on my laptop.

The speaker powers on in pairing mode and pairs very easily with a Bluetooth enabled smartphone or MP3 player and doesn’t require a PIN. I paired it with my iPhone in under 30 seconds. When you power the unit on and off, a female voice acknowledges the current function. Music can be controlled from your device or the speaker. I prefer controlling music from my iPhone because it gives me more flexibility when searching and playing playlists or music in certain order. However, if you’re away from the device, you can also control music play, stop, advance and rewind from the speaker. In addition, you can control volume from the speaker. Adjusting the volume on the speaker does not affect the volume on your device. If you have the volume on your device cranked to max and turn the volume all the way down on the speaker, your device volume will still be at max when you disconnect from the speaker. There is a rubber cap that sits flush in the bottom and conceals the micro-USB charging port and 3.5mm audio jack (if you want a wired connection instead of Bluetooth)

Sound quality for music is very good. Although the low end isn’t very impressive, which is quite common in speakers of this size and type, it’s not unbearable, even when playing hip hop or other bass heavy music. Certain genres sound better through the speaker but after playing a playlist filled with numerous genres through the speaker this evening, including hip hop, I don’t have complaints with sound quality. The 360 degree sound makes the speaker sound bigger and fuller than it’s size would suggest. This speaker can easily fill a small dorm room or bedroom with music at a decent volume.

If paired with a smartphone, the speaker also acts as a speakerphone. When an incoming call is received, the music pauses and the female voice announces “incoming call”. It functions very similar to my car’s Bluetooth. If your phone isn’t within arm’s length, you can accept or reject the call using the play/pause button on the speaker. Once the call ends, the music resumes where it left off. Sound quality of calls is nice and clear with no dropouts, background noises or distortion.

I only have two small cons with the speaker. One is that it’s a tad heavy compared to similar portable speakers. the other is the design is a little goofy. The speaker is a little wobbly and unstable when standing vertical, which makes sense because it has 360-degree sound. However, when the device is positioned horizontal, all of the controls are upside-down. There is really only one way to position it horizontally due to the teardrop shape, so it’s not due to the speaker being upside-down. The speaker also has a hook that can be attached to a backpack, belt loop or other hanging point. if you want music on the go.


Mega Bloks John Deere Dump Truck
Mega Bloks John Deere Dump Truck
Price: $29.99
11 used & new from $29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Large, safe and fun, August 10, 2014
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I ordered this for a two-year-old. When it arrived, I was relieved to see it was age appropriate as indicated. The truck and blocks are large enough to be safe for small toddlers. There are no small pieces like screws or connectors that could pose a choking threat. The wheels snap onto large plastic caps. The only things that could pose a possible risk are the packing materials (the blocks come inside a mesh bag, the driver and included pamphlet are both attached to the truck by an elastic band and a plastic tie secures the dump of the truck down during shipping). If you want to be extremely cautious, and depending on the age and vulnerability of your child, the only other thing you may possibly consider removing are the stickers affixed to the truck body.

Now that all of the possible safety concerns have been addressed, this truck is a nice sized push toy for a young toddler. It comes with 25 mega books for building and hauling around. It also includes a little hard hat wearing driver that can be attached to a peg in the drivers seat as well as any of the mega books. The truck rolls smoothly, even on carpet. The large wheels and wide body give the truck exec lent balance for youngsters pushing it along. Loading, unloading and building with the blocks will help youngsters with hand eye coordination. Mega Bloks packs are very affordable, so I suggest picking up an 80-piece bag to go along with this truck. That will give your tyke plenty of blocks to haul around in a sweet new John Deere rig.


Neat-Oh Nici Wonderland Doll Miniclara 30cm Dangling Plush with Handbag
Neat-Oh Nici Wonderland Doll Miniclara 30cm Dangling Plush with Handbag
Price: $24.99
4 used & new from $24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Soft plush buddy doll, August 10, 2014
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This is a plush companion doll. The limbs aren't fancy and cannot be posed. There are no special features other than a soft cuddly companion for a little girl. But that's not a bad thing, because like teddy bears, I find that toddlers love stuffed dolls and this proved to be no exception. This soft plush doll comes with a handbag attached to her right arm. Although the photos in the doll's description show the handbag removed, I decided to leave it attached because it's connected pretty securely and seamlessly. I feel if I detach it, there's really no way to make the doll hold the handbag on her own. Keeping the bag attached to the arm and the kitten attached to the bag assures everything is available and on-hand when your little one is ready to play with the doll. The skirt is removable and the ballerina shoelaces can be untied. Her shoes and bow are non-removable. The doll has a little white kitten attached to the bag by a ribbon. This doll is a perfect companion toy. It's just the right size for small hands to snuggle. Whether it's a long car ride or a bedtime buddy, this companion is a perfect buddy for little ones.


Omron BP760N 7 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron BP760N 7 Series Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor
Price: $69.49
23 used & new from $63.91

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Accurate readings and cuff fits wide range of arm sizes, August 2, 2014
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Like other Omron BP monitors I've used in the past, the BP760N comes with a comfortable versatile cuff. It easily fit both my arm and the arm of my 6'7" brother in-law. I have average sized arms while his arms are large and muscular, roughly the size of a typical NFL defensive end. I compared the 760 readings to my current Omron BP791IT which has already been verified as accurate by my primary care physician. The readings were consistent with very little deviation between measurements (usually plus or minus one or two digits). I like the new light indicator system for both systolic and diastolic readings. Both readings have an LED light that will either glow green if the reading is within normal range or orange if it is elevated. This is helpful for quickly identifying a high reading even before seeing the numbers. The monitor can calculate an average of three consecutive readings and inflation can manually be adjusted to add additional pressure if needed. It can also indicate an irregular heartbeat, although thankfully I have never witnessed the irregular heartbeat feature in action.

The monitor has separate profiles for two users and can store up to 60 readings per user. In addition, it also has a guest mode which doesn't store any readings taken in that mode in memory. This allows someone to use your machine for a reading without affecting your stored values. When the memory for readings is full, the oldest reading will be deleted as newer readings are stored. There is no mini-USB port like I have on my 791 and thus no way to export data to a computer for use with medical tracking software like HealthVault. All record keeping beyond the 60 readings per user will need to be documented by hand. The 760 has a jack for an AC adapter but doesn't include one. It is advisable to keep spare batteries on-hand at all times or even purchase the optional HEM-ADPTW5 AC adapter if it is vital that you constantly monitor your pressure regularly. The adapter is 6V AC and generic models are available much cheaper than the OEM model, although you should be extremely careful about where you buy a generic model due to safety concerns with some cheaply manufactured generic chargers and plugs.


Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - PlayStation 4
Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag - PlayStation 4
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74 used & new from $21.90

3.0 out of 5 stars Fun and very authentic looking but controls and cameras leave a lot to be desired, July 28, 2014
This is my first copy of AC ever, thanks to the dearth of quality PS4 games. I like the open world of AC, especially the sailing missions where you really feel like you're hitting the open sea. Well, at least until the game decides to rope you into a confined area and resets you if you stay in an out of bounds area too long. The most irritating thing is that you're at the mercy of the clumsy ship while trying to escape these off limit zones. It would be nice to have a way to instantly get back into bounds. Random off limits zones notwithstanding, the world is vast and the graphics are top notch. The Caribbean Sea and islands are jaw-droppingly gorgeous. When exploring islands, it captures the look and feel of the period perfectly. What irks me are the irritating controls. The sprint button is also the climb button among several other duties. Whenever I'd try to sprint, the character would frequently climb a tree, fence or pole instead of moving forward. This is particularly annoying when chasing or tailing someone, which occurs quite frequently in the game. Unfortunately, you can't re-map the controls, so I had to get used to it but it still happens occasionally. Another problem is the on ship camera angle during battles. Switching views also switches weapons but sometimes it's not as seamless as intended. Numerous times I'd line up a shot with one weapon only to have the targeting indicator switch to another weapon aimed off target. Another issue with the camera is it affects your steering. I'd have my analog stick pushed so far in the direction I wanted to go that it felt like any more pressure would break it, yet the ship still went in the direction of the camera instead of true left or right. This resulted in staying within areas of incoming fire instead of taking the intended evasive action numerous times. When you're battling heavily-armed forts, man-o-wars and other ships much more heavier armed than the puny jack draw, there isn't much of a margin for error. I also found out a very annoying glitch(?), at least I hope it's a glitch because it's total horse you-know-what if it isn't. I was attacking one particularly difficult fort and initially had plenty of mortars. It took a few retries to capture the fort but by my third retry, I noticed my mortars were empty but the fort was unharmed. If the game is going to deplete my supplies used during a battle, it can at least let the damage from the prior battles carry over to the next attempt.

Other than my qualms about the controls and on-ship camera, the game is very enjoyable. I won't spoil the plot for other AC newbies but I was a little confused at first about one particular aspect of the game. Seasoned AC players will know exactly what I'm referring to. It just seemed to come completely out of left field. However, I've come to embrace it despite it changing everything I thought I knew about Assassin's Creed games.


AmazonBasics Protective PC Case with Screen Protector for iPad mini (Black)
AmazonBasics Protective PC Case with Screen Protector for iPad mini (Black)
Price: $6.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Black version fits original (non-retina) Mini perfectly and cost MUCH less than clear!, July 23, 2014
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I ordered the black amazon rear iPad mini shield for my 2012 iPad Mini (non-retina). I originally bought an iblason hard clear rear cover but I had to toss it after all the corners eventually cracked. Unfortunately, it's not a matter of "if" but "when" the covers will crack on a hard plastic rear shield. I've had models manufactured by several different companies but they all eventually cracked at the corners from extremely light use. My iPad doesn't commute or leave the house.. I seldom use it. Anyway, I expect this shield will eventually crack as well, however, the difference is, I paid less than two bucks for this rear shield. That's right, the black version is currently priced under two dollars. I'm assuming it's because people overwhelmingly prefer the clear version so they can see the Apple logo through the shield. The black does give the iPad a more generic look, but I couldn't care less. Given the low price and the fact that I have yet to find a rear shield that doesn't crack, I am very happy with the purchase. It fits my mini well and I feel like the rear is well protected, particularly the camera lens, my main concern.


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