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Geoge Foreman GR136B Classic Plate Grill, Service for 2
Geoge Foreman GR136B Classic Plate Grill, Service for 2
Offered by DropAir
Price: $31.95
3 used & new from $17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Oiling The Surface, August 21, 2014
Oiling the surface, even with high temperature canola for outdoor grilling, improves cleaning and preserves the non-stick coating. Despite non-stick surface, grilling does get stuff stuck on it, more than a frying pan, and removing tears up the coating. This latest model claims another generation of improved coatings, very welcome. Wear of the coating is the main reason I've replaced these every few years. I've heard these run around 400 degrees, perfectly adequate, so might not need the highest temperature oil; a friend used olive oil.
Most non-stick cooking pans come with recommendations to use light oiling despite the non-stick coating.


HQRP 3500mAh Extended Battery 2-Pack for NEATO XV-11 XV-12 XV-14 XV-15 XV-21 XV-25 945-0005 205-0001 945-0006 945-0024 XV Signature Pro All-Floor Robotic Vacuum plus Coaster
HQRP 3500mAh Extended Battery 2-Pack for NEATO XV-11 XV-12 XV-14 XV-15 XV-21 XV-25 945-0005 205-0001 945-0006 945-0024 XV Signature Pro All-Floor Robotic Vacuum plus Coaster
Offered by HQRP-US
Price: $49.85

4.0 out of 5 stars The better technology is available only in smaller AA size cells, August 13, 2014
While these packs have the standard quality of original Neato Robotics batteries, the type of cell used is obsolete. Extended Life NiMh cells such as Panasonic Eneloop or equivalents (sold on Amazon) can supply several times the life of original Neato type batteries, which can be used about 300 times and need annual replacement by frequent users. It is time for the cell packagers to supply newer technology, even if at higher prices for longer lifetime. The better technology is available only in smaller AA size cells, but a dozen of them will fit in the space for these 6-packs of 18650 size cells, and provide twice the capacity to boot (Neato's run time is programmed, so additional capacity will not clean larger areas, but the greater capacity adds even more to the durability). The only difference would be more tab welded connections for more cells, and the inventory of other parts would not change..


AA-DUCT 906 Low Cost, Low Volume Resist., Electrically Conductive Silver Epoxy Adhesive, 2.5gm kit
AA-DUCT 906 Low Cost, Low Volume Resist., Electrically Conductive Silver Epoxy Adhesive, 2.5gm kit
Offered by Atom Adhesives
Price: $6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Single Use Package, March 9, 2014
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Can't beat the enormous ten to one or more reduction in cost of this innovation, involving precious metal silver, but customers should note this small package is in a single use form. A very small amount of thin liquid hardener is packaged for mixing inside the plastic envelope before opening it, with an internal breakable seal. All the material must be used in one 30 minute work time. There is enough material for two dozen or more wire connections. The 24hr cure time is specified at 77 degrees Fahrenheit, which is a little warmer than some room temperatures, so more time may be needed or a lamp for warming.

This is an industrial product so not supplied with all the frills of consumer items.

Whether this product conducts as well as the extremely expensive silver products remains to be tested. Comparison data is unavailable.

[edit] Test with a 5/16" square copper sheet contact showed 0.06v drop at 2 amps, 12v. Too much for a series of multiple connections. Did not bond well to copper, though seems very hard on silver colored plating or steel, not sure what it was -- battery ends. Still better than carbon based.


Inktoneram Remanufactured Ink Cartridges Replacement for Epson 124 (2xBlack, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow , 5-Pack)
Inktoneram Remanufactured Ink Cartridges Replacement for Epson 124 (2xBlack, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow , 5-Pack)
Offered by MPC Direct
Price: $3.64
2 used & new from $3.64

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars unsatisfactory, December 16, 2013
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one cartridge in the pack did not deliver ink. registers full. replacing with the original with a little left, worked. So it was this cartridge. It's unreliable, catch as catch can. How they can do it at this price is a mystery.


American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale
American Weigh 100g x 0.01g Digital Scale
Price: $8.49
38 used & new from $8.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Requires base weight below 1gm -- differential measuring, November 22, 2013
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For weights below 1gm helps to have a base weight like a container, and measure the difference. It did not show a 1/2gm weight but did as difference. So good enough for the minimal price; many of these cost much more. Depends on the application. Higher resolution .0001 scales also available at higher prices, still pretty cheap, best for small chemical quantities.


Mini-Tabletop suction vise
Mini-Tabletop suction vise
Offered by Pro'sKit
Price: $5.42
3 used & new from $5.42

1.0 out of 5 stars wrong thread screw strips plastic, August 15, 2013
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This review is from: Mini-Tabletop suction vise (Misc.)
An older or different version of this in red has a different screw with longer and sharper threads, maybe different plastic composition. Even visible in the photo for this blue one are shallow flat top screw threads. When tightened very much, needed for some shaped work pieces, the screw strips the plastic which is gripped only slightly by the threads. The screw fails and it can only tighten with the slightest pressure too small for many uses.

Some different versions are seen at other distributors but it is hard to tell what they are now. Some differences can be seen in the shape of the turning handle.


Actiontec SBWD100KIT01 ScreenBeam Kit Wireless Display Receiver & Transmitter for Non-WiDi Laptops/ Miracast Devices
Actiontec SBWD100KIT01 ScreenBeam Kit Wireless Display Receiver & Transmitter for Non-WiDi Laptops/ Miracast Devices
Price: $71.99
55 used & new from $56.99

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars undisclosed facts, virus software, July 24, 2013
When installed on a PC without WiDi etc. special Intel equipment, it limits the resolution of the screen to a low level, and cannot display 1080 HD resolution as emphasized. Some fine print is vague about this.

The installation software uploads enormous amounts of data from the system over the internet to unidentified parties, undisclosed in the documentation.
Serious spyware.

[edit] Internationally acclaimed non-profit SpybotSearchAndDestroy anti-spyware reports two malware entries installed by the software downloaded from the Lenovo-Actiontec website (more up to date than any enclosed CD) for this product:
Systweak.RegCleanPro
Win32.Downloader.gen

One has to wonder if the well known ownership of Lenovo has anything to do with this besides the usual marketing scams.


Actiontec My Wireless TV WiFi / HDMI Multi-Room Wireless HD Video Kit
Actiontec My Wireless TV WiFi / HDMI Multi-Room Wireless HD Video Kit
Price: Click here to see our price
56 used & new from $136.22

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars some technical details, July 23, 2013
More featured for PC connections to TV's than some others: The Actiontec has mini-usb jacks on sender and receiver which form a wireless USB port extender for the PC usable to relocate the mouse and keyboard. If a wireless (or wired) mouse and keyboard do not reach the viewing area themselves, their transceiver dongle can be moved from the PC to the video receiver and the transmitter plugged into the PC instead. I have not tried a hub at the receiver, though. Wireless desktops have pretty much superseded the wired now.

The pass-through HDMI output on the transmitter for a second display such as the PC's monitor, is handy except it requires a true HDMI jack on the monitor, found on more expensive models available only a couple years (not counting actual TV sets). DVI monitors with a DVI-to-HDMI adapter work with HDMI outputs on PC's but will not work on the video transmitter which is a TV class device. TV devices exchange information with any connected HDMI equipment, and DVI monitors do not satisfy the HDCP copy protection requirements -- like traveling with an invalid passport. The PC itself is more forgiving. HDMI PC's also do not work well through HDMI splitters or switches, as the PC cannot identify the monitor properly and set the resolution etc. automatically, with two different ones attached to the same line -- another conversation between connected devices. The PC properly adjusted between the monitor and the remote HDTV when switching between a monitor and the Actiontec, which properly communicates with the PC software. [edit]a cheap splitter did connect a PC to the DVI monitor when only one device was plugged into the splitter outputs, but even a turned-off device on the second output disabled the PC video. So this is still undecided.

The most I could do was use an HDMI switch. Normally pricey ones I did not test. Instead I happened to make one out of an old DVI mechanical switch and HDMI plug adapters, having to reverse directions of two diodes inside the box, converting a 2-to-1 into a 1-to-2 output one; these diodes prevent shorting two attached HDMI 5v lines. Then I can switch between the remote TV and the local monitor but not view both at once. A rather bulky contraption. This would all be simplified if I used the VGA connector on the monitor, but the old video card does not output HD on that connector compared to its HDMI output. If you have a better video card, a monitor can be connected to the VGA line and the Actiontec to the HDMI line, and Windows configured to use the two separate displays in various ways, not limited to duplicating the picture on each screen.

The licensing restrictions on HDMI connections is also what affects some of the problems with using these remote TV connections with some cable and dish TV equipment. They can someetimes be corrected with new firmware for the remote video connection. There are different classes of HDMI equipment licensed to connect in only certain ways, including for example, Repeater devices.
Content providers are fussy about what can be distributed where through all this equipment, when signals are in HD compared to old 480 TV.

Some latency -- delay -- was observed using the mouse, but not viewing videos. The delay may still leave video and audio properly synchronized so not noticeable. The mouse shows a bit of over-run when moved fast -- not stopping instantly. Sort of like those sloppy finger pads on laptops best replaced with a mini-mouse. Actually better to use than some of those laptop things I've seen. So the remote display is not best for general computing, but is adequate for getting TV shows up and running. Much more severe latency problems have applied to systems using USB connections instead of HDMI connections on a PC, with special software running in the PC to support the connection. Those systems are probably what Actiontec, Lenovo is referencing when advertising improved latency.

The Actiontec has a more elaborate display of internal data and configuration on the TV than other remote-TV devices I've seen. Actiontec also uses N-class WiFi transmission with compressed video taking more electronics -- hence the higher price. Using WiFi means wherever WiFi networks can reach in the home, this TV transmitter should also reach, or not as the case may be (well, there are especially high powered routers I suppose have longer range).

These TV interfaces compete with WiFi set-top boxes like Apple TV and Roku and cost around twice as much. But, they allow anything on the PC to be displayed on the remote TV instead of just the video content contracted by the box maker. Apps for all those services can be run on a PC and displayed with only one Actiontec video link.

One configuration that might be useful was not tested: connecting multiple inputs, DVD players, Cable boxes etc., to the Actiontec transmitter through an HDMI switch (apart from noting the PC cannot connect that way). The transmitter has only one HDMI input compared to other systems oriented towards connecting a bunch of devices located in one room, to a TV in another room. Some of that might be accomplished by connecting several devices through inexpensive multiple input switches with one HDMI output connected to the Actiontec. Whether it works in such a setup remains to be determined. The official method I suppose is separate transmitters on each device to be displayed remotely. That is starting to clutter the WiFi channels available.

[edit] Inquiring of the mfg on this issue they replied they don't "support" switches, but feel free to experiment. For a device this expensive you might think they would supply extensive technical information. Their attitude is a good reason to be skeptical of all the odd add-ons industry supplies these days. Easy returns are important with such products. And if this is their attitude, if it fails by some mistake in testing it, they deserve a zero rating, in my opinion, at this high price point.

[edit] Sound issue: when connected to a Windows PC, Windows senses the monitor connected and sets different audio output drivers according to the equipment. Without a particular procedure, the Actiontec failed to engage the Windows sound output over the HDMI port. It helped if a video with sound was playing when the Actiontec was connected to the PC, and also if the Actiontec transmitter was cut off and turned on after connection to a PC already on. This problem occurred only with a switching setup between a DVI monitor without sound and HDMI to a TV with sound. A true HDMI monitor might not produce this difficulty, and could be used with the pass through on the transmitter, which does not work for DVI monitors (even with a plug adapter). These devices all engage in conversations with requirements beyond the cable signals themselves -- "smart" devices instead of merely electronic. They have to speak the same language and have "papers" like international tourists.


IOGEAR GW3DHDKIT Wireless 3D Digital Kit with Full HD 1080P and 5.1 Channel Digital Audio
IOGEAR GW3DHDKIT Wireless 3D Digital Kit with Full HD 1080P and 5.1 Channel Digital Audio
Price: $180.99
127 used & new from $175.55

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars undisclosed requirements, July 22, 2013
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Did not transmit over any distance signal for a source and display previously effective with a virtually equivalent Belkin model.
The receiver did display channel searching icons so doubtful there is a defect. Instead, some complexities of HDMI signaling are not handled well, and no information is provided to the customer. No customer support was available either by phone or on the web site.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jul 25, 2013 9:08 PM PDT


Belkin  ScreenCast AV 4 Wireless AV-to-HDTV HDMI Adapter (Supports HDMI 2.0)
Belkin ScreenCast AV 4 Wireless AV-to-HDTV HDMI Adapter (Supports HDMI 2.0)
3 used & new from $200.00

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars depends which features needed -- no pass-through on transmitter, July 19, 2013
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The new generation of this technology does work, though the full distance was not tested here, just 40ft line of sight with one wall.
The different brands vary in features. This one has four HDMI inputs on the transmitter, oriented towards sending from a main entertainment center to an extra TV in another room. Multiple DVD players etc. can all be attached to the transmitter. Yet it does not have a pass-through or tap on the transmitter for output to a TV at the source location, which is especially useful from a PC with its usual monitor used for computing. Extra splitter parts and cables are needed with the Belkin for this application. The transmitter is larger than others because of all its input jacks.
The Belkin has on/off switches on the transmitter and receiver, while some offerings have none. It all depends on just how the wireless connection is to be used, where different video equipment is located and where the shows will be watched.

This Belkin is one of several brands offering pure HDMI output wireless extension, compared to related systems which take a USB output on a PC, for example. The simple HDMI connection would seem to be the most flexible, adaptable to any source and independent of computer types and software, as long as they have HDMI outputs. The USB versions may be useful with older computers lacking HDMI ports.

[edit] The local pass-through output on such devices works only with true HDMI sockets on displays, and not on an HDMI-to-DVI adapter for a monitor. All the signals are the same but a data exchange for licensing of content as well as identification of the display to a PC does not work on these wireless links. So a splitter or switch is required, and splitters can have similar problems, further testing required.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jun 3, 2014 9:45 AM PDT


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