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Jabra SPORT+ Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones - Retail Packaging - Black and Yellow
Jabra SPORT+ Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headphones - Retail Packaging - Black and Yellow
Price: $54.40
44 used & new from $35.26

2.0 out of 5 stars These last about 7 months, January 20, 2014
Went through 2 pairs in just over a year. Never worn in the rain. Wore when biking or running.
Jabra replaced the first pair without any problems. The second pair started acting up after about 6 months.
In the midst of this, I also bought a pair of wired headphones from Jabra, and they also failed, and were replaced, and then the replacement also failed.
So four sets of expensive headphones in two years, which all stated were designed for the conditions I was using them in.
The reason I give them 2 stars instead of 1 is that when they worked, they were just what I was looking for. But for the price, they shouldn't be disposable.
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[Lifetime Hassle-Free Warranty] Gear Beast Premium Nylon/Neoprene Sports Armband for Samsung Galaxy S4 & LG Google Nexus 5 & Nexus 4 & HTC Windows 8x & Blackberry Z10 & More [Without a Case] (Black)
[Lifetime Hassle-Free Warranty] Gear Beast Premium Nylon/Neoprene Sports Armband for Samsung Galaxy S4 & LG Google Nexus 5 & Nexus 4 & HTC Windows 8x & Blackberry Z10 & More [Without a Case] (Black)
Offered by Gear Beast
Price: $9.99
2 used & new from $9.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars worst possible outcome, September 15, 2013
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If you sweat when you exercise, do not use this armband.
I went on a six mile run and the sweat soaked through the armband and ruined my phone.
I was shocked (and so was my phone) at how the armband did nothing to protect the phone. The rubber that sits on the skin was completely soaked through. It is more like a sponge then a protective sleeve.
Now I'm out a brand new phone. I would give this a negative 10 stars if possible.

Jabra SPORT - Corded - Sports Headset - Retail Packaging - Yellow
Jabra SPORT - Corded - Sports Headset - Retail Packaging - Yellow
Offered by WiFi Gadgets
Price: $28.69
15 used & new from $13.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars too bad.... with an update, October 20, 2012
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Unfortunate that attention to design missed in a critical area. The volume slider is vulnerable to sweat getting in and ruining the contacts. I run my cord on the inside of my bike jersey - so this just gets soaked. But even if you had this outside, it is exposed to the elements and would probably get damaged. The rest of the headphone set up is pretty good - the ear piece backing could be thinner and the ear pieces themselves are a bit big (and I'm 6' 2"), but the headphones are now unusable after about 10 bike rides. You can buy $8 headphones that last this long - for ~$50 I expect much more than disposable.

Update - Jabra was very good about sending a replacement. So kudos on customer service - gets another star. I sealed up the whole volume slider with sealant tape - so I lose that capability, but hopefully they will last for awhile.

A Visit from the Goon Squad
A Visit from the Goon Squad
by Jennifer Egan
Edition: Paperback
Price: $10.28
420 used & new from $0.01

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It is worthy, December 5, 2011
Very good book. Deserves its accolades for its structure, style and characters.
It is rare that I go back and read a book twice within a year, but I did with this one.

by Jonathan Franzen
Edition: Hardcover
778 used & new from $0.01

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It isn't a waste of time., October 11, 2010
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This review is from: Freedom (Hardcover)
Reading this book, I'm reminded not so much of the 19th century literature that others want it to strive to be, but more the adult relationship movie plots of our current time. The characters are just as pointless as "ordinary people", but maybe they would be pleasant enough to look at as they went through their self-important, exceptionalness, lives. Here, instead of the joy of actors buffed looks or a directors crafty framing, we have Franzen's literary gifts as entertainment. Reading this, I was conflicted between my distaste for the characters and the lack of scope of the novel, with my ongoing joy of reading great passages. In fact, I thought that I could enjoy reading Franzen write about most anything, and then I got to the part describing the operation of the Cerulean Trust. Beyond that, other mechanics of the book were hard to forgive. The worst being the Patty journal. If he didn't want to be more of a meta-fictionalist, why even bother with this plot device and why make it so extensive in the book? Is he making some allusion to this books own function in an autobiographical role? Or one level removed - how realist fiction is always approached with the question of the autobiographical? The little to nothing that I know of Franzen are: his friendship with David Foster Wallace and his ambivalence to Oprah's bookclub, have some resonance in the themes of the book: depression and the relationships between art and popular culture. If the voice of Patty is ultimately Franzen's, is Patty's story his as well? Then there is the pun of Richard Katz, and Walter becoming a cat-hating curmudgeon. Groaningly funny... The slight resolution at the end, where nothing is resolved except that Patty and Walter's parents have mostly died off and they can't fight their childhood battles anymore, is perhaps often accurate, but it does leave me to wonder what the purpose and goals of fiction can be these days? At times I think Franzen is taking this on, but in the end, retreats to his his craft and hopes its purpose will emerge from there (which isn't a bad tactic, as long as you are always looking at the multiple engagements of your craft). If he writes like this, then he probably should have written a book 3 or 4 times as long (look at how science fiction authors often work in trilogies), but to leave at the chicklet stage is ultimately not a complete meal. Is 4 stars too high with all of these gripes? If I had read better books published this year, it might go down a notch, but so far, it stands apart.

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