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Belkin MIXIT Car Charger with Lightning Cable for iPhone 5 / 5S / 5c, iPad 4th Gen, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th Gen, and iPod nano 7th Gen (2.1 Amp / 10 Watt), Green
Belkin MIXIT Car Charger with Lightning Cable for iPhone 5 / 5S / 5c, iPad 4th Gen, iPad mini, iPod touch 5th Gen, and iPod nano 7th Gen (2.1 Amp / 10 Watt), Green
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5.0 out of 5 stars It just works, August 29, 2014
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I don't know why people have reported that this does not charge modern iPhones.... it works. I tested the charger with my iPhone 5s which is running iOS 7.1.2 and it worked flawlessly. The power adapter fits perfectly into the jack on my old Honda. You plug your phone in and it ... charges.


OxyLED Smart L120 Eye-care Full Spectrum LED Desk Lamp (5 Light Spectrums, 5 Dimmable Level, USB Charging Port, Safe Touch Panel)
OxyLED Smart L120 Eye-care Full Spectrum LED Desk Lamp (5 Light Spectrums, 5 Dimmable Level, USB Charging Port, Safe Touch Panel)
Offered by Hisgadget Inc
Price: $129.99
4 used & new from $52.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, August 29, 2014
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Everything about this lamp is great. The setup takes seconds, the controls are full featured and the lamp does everything from working as a nightlight to being bright and full spectrum enough to ignite a vampire. (OK ... I have not actually tested with my vampire yet.)

If you do computer work through the night get this. You can set the brightness and the spectrum so you can comfortably shift your eyes back and forth between your monitor and what is on your desk even if you are programming in an otherwise dark room. If you are reading from paper and you want to have the pages as brightly illuminated as daylight this will also do it. Happily there are many levels between. One of the nicest features about this lamp is how you can tweak the light spectrum. If you get this for a home office, you can put it in full spectrum mode and pivot the light to point into a closet and easily tell if clothes are dark blue or black. While expensive, this is still a great buy.


Samsung LEVEL on Premium Stereo Headphones - Retail Packaging - Black
Samsung LEVEL on Premium Stereo Headphones - Retail Packaging - Black
Price: $179.99
5 used & new from $146.69

1.0 out of 5 stars The worst headphone I have ever tried, August 29, 2014
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I must have gotten a defective pair of these headphones. The sound quality is dreadful, there is *way* too much bass. It completely overwhelms the rest of the range which I can only describe as "mushy". I tried everything from Ice Cube to Puccini and nothing sounded close to right. There is what I think is a volume control on the cable. It does not work at all with an iPhone 5s. Even if the sound was good I would not be able to use this for long. The cushions which press against your ear are hard and small. So, the entire "clamp" holding them in place on your head is applied to your ears. The only good thing I can say about these is they come in a nice box.


3M 08898 Multi Purpose Spray Lubricant - 10.5 oz.
3M 08898 Multi Purpose Spray Lubricant - 10.5 oz.
Price: $7.85
10 used & new from $4.56

5.0 out of 5 stars Fixes the squeaks, August 23, 2014
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I got this to fix the squeaks in the doors in our new place. It had sat empty in south Florida heat for many months. So the doors sounded like a haunted house recording.... a couple squirts of this fixed the problems easily.

There are a couple things to note about this product... first there is a lot of it. If you are using this for housework the size is overkill. The second is that the nozzle on the spray straw is nice and thick so it sprays a lot of liquid. That is a blessing and a curse. A shot will do a hinge but it is easy to overdo it and even have it blow back in your face.

So, this is a great product but the size is more suited to working on a car or industrial jobs rather than day to day fixing.


Help Your Kids with Computer Coding
Help Your Kids with Computer Coding
by DK Publishing
Edition: Paperback
Price: $14.38
48 used & new from $9.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful work, August 21, 2014
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I teach programming at the university level and I love this book. It is a pretty, well thought through introduction to programming for young teens, tweenagers or younger kids working with their parents. The book layout, with many panels of information on each two page spread, is well enough designed that it is colorful and fun, and the flow still works nicely.

The fundamentals of programming are explored using two free programming languages, Scratch and Python. Even very young children should be able to grasp key ideas like how computers are good at following the instructions programmers provide. There are lots of little projects which build nicely throughout the book. So, children can experience writing instructions and having the computer do what it was told to do.

The first chunk of the book uses scratch which requires next to no typing but allows readers to get a feel for cause and effect and the fundamental constructs of programming (like variables and loops). The second half uses Python 3. Python does require a fair amount of typing so children who can not type will not be happy. Much of the Python work repeats the concepts and tasks that were done in Scratch. This redundancy is brilliantly executed and helps reinforce ideas and build bridges between the programming concepts that are represented with colored blocks in Scratch and the "real" programming syntax of Python.

This is an excellent first book. If your child is a young teenager and if (s)he is comfortable typing consider Hello World!: Computer Programming for Kids and Other Beginners as a second book. It covers Python on a deeper level but is still very approachable.


Shout Wipes 12 Count (Pack Of 3)
Shout Wipes 12 Count (Pack Of 3)
Price: $9.87

3.0 out of 5 stars Saved the shirt but not the day ..., August 19, 2014
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I got these in case I spilled on a dress shirt at work. I "tested" one today. After I spilled curry at lunch I took off the shirt and rubbed one of these things on the stain. It took out a lot of the mess but did not completely wipe it out. Basically I was left with a noticeably messed up shirt instead of a *badly* messed up shirt that would get noticed by people walking by. I got home and washed it and the stain was gone. So, these things may save a shirt but they will not save the day.


A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel
A Brief History of Seven Killings: A Novel
by Marlon James
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $18.31

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hard, August 18, 2014
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As someone who has never read James, I am incredibly impressed with how he paints a brilliantly human, at times horribly ugly, picture of the violent side of poverty. There is such senseless violence here but it is told so you see the pathetic nature of the crimes. While the writing is extremely good, it is at times very hard to read because the narration is largely told in Jamaican English (really ghetto slang) and the grammar is far enough from American English that you will have to stop and think (a lot). Because you have to decipher the text this is not for everyone and I frequently found myself frustrated because it was hard to keep track of the players while figuring out what was being said. (I gave up on it several times but the depth of the writing brought me back). Consider picking this up but only if you want an intense hard read.


The Essential Guide to Effect Sizes: Statistical Power, Meta-Analysis, and the Interpretation of Research Results
The Essential Guide to Effect Sizes: Statistical Power, Meta-Analysis, and the Interpretation of Research Results
by Paul Ellis
Edition: Paperback
Price: $33.32
40 used & new from $29.32

5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptionally well written coverage on the ideas needed for power/sample size and describing meaningful differences, August 16, 2014
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I work with very smart people who design studies but don't typically have rigorous mathematical training (MD clinician researchers). When someone wants to learn about how sample size justifications and power calculations work, this is the first book that I recommend. It is exceptionally well written and it explains the key ideas that underlay power and sample size calculations without getting bogged down in mathematical rigor. If you are not a statistician and you want to learn about sample size estimation or how to think about how to quantify meaningful differences this is the book you want to get. If you are a statistics student this book still has a lot to offer in that it provides superb prose and well thought through explanations that will help you frame/justify the methods you learn.


1-Year PlayStation Plus Membership - PS3/ PS4/ PS Vita [Digital Code]
1-Year PlayStation Plus Membership - PS3/ PS4/ PS Vita [Digital Code]
Price: $49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Works as intended, August 16, 2014
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This works exactly as you would hope. You need to have your credit card handy but you can get your membership up and running in seconds without having to worry about saving your card information out on the Playstation network.


Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen
Livescribe 2GB Echo Smartpen
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66 used & new from $99.92

5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent replacement for old Livescribe pen users, August 16, 2014
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I got a 2GB Echo Smartpen to replace my old Pulse Smartpen whose battery died after *many* years of daily use and I am extremely happy with the product. The pen is still exceptionally easy and it syncs with my Mac Pro (desktop) in seconds. The character recognition works as well (accurate and instantaneous) as it did on my Windows 7 box. This is an excellent buy.


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