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RIDGID Wet Dry Vacuums VAC4000 Powerful and Portable Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner, Includes 4-Gallon, 5.0 Peak Horsepower Wet Dry Auto Vacuum Cleaner for Car, Dusting Brush, Car Nozzle, and Claw Nozzle
RIDGID Wet Dry Vacuums VAC4000 Powerful and Portable Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner, Includes 4-Gallon, 5.0 Peak Horsepower Wet Dry Auto Vacuum Cleaner for Car, Dusting Brush, Car Nozzle, and Claw Nozzle
Price: $89.99
2 used & new from $78.29

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent shop vac. Could be a bit better designed., December 24, 2015
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This wet/dry shop vacuum is one of the smaller sized shop vac on the market. It’s fairly powerful for it’s size. A bit noisy, even with the included muzzle attachment, but that’s expected from a shop vac I suppose. Some of the others I’ve had the displeasure of hearing are jet engine like. In any case, this unit is somewhat quieter. It’s also quite light so you can easily carry it around the house or garage. Using it for vacuuming a car interior is the perfect job for this vac.

A nice feature, although I’m not sure how often I’m going to use it, is the blower. You can’t actually attached the hose to the exhaust so you have to use the body of the vacuum to point it at the surface you want to direct the air which looks kind of dumb.

The vacuum comes with 3 attachments as you can see from the listing but the quality of the attachments is very poor, flimsy. The claw, as others have already mentioned, is defective. You can’t snap it on the hose. It just sort of slides on. Considering the claw is one of the main attachments you’re going to use with this vac, it’s not very useful. Also, the connection between the hose and the body of the vacuum is so flimsy that you have to use two hands to put it on or take it off.

I worry about the longevity of the paper filter inside. They recommend that you remove the filter before attempting to vacuum wet items just to keep it dry. You’re supposed to be able to run water over the filter to keep it clean. You just have to make sure to let the inside and the filter completely dry out before closing it or mold might develop. When vacuuming water, the airflow would cut off once the water level reaches close to the top of the tank so you don’t flood the motor.

The replacement filters are about $30 so I hope it lasts.


ZAGG Limitless, Full-Size Multi-Device Universal Backlit Keyboard - Black (ZGUNIK-BB0)
ZAGG Limitless, Full-Size Multi-Device Universal Backlit Keyboard - Black (ZGUNIK-BB0)
Price: $79.99
7 used & new from $51.08

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job well., November 21, 2015
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This full sized keyboard is a bit heavier and larger than I expected. It’s solidly built but I wouldn’t want to haul it around all day. It’s better if you can have it stationary somewhere.

It’s very easy to pair with up to 3 devices but don’t expect great instructions to come with the keyboard. The only thing it came with is a quick start pamphlet. You also give you a mini USB cable that you can use to charge the keyboard. They don’t tell you what the kind of power the keyboard will accept. We know that it will recharge through a USB port from your computer but what about other USB adaptors? Well, I’m happy to report that you can also use your iPhone charger and Kindle charger with this keyboard.

The backlit function is somewhat useful. I thought that the letter keys themselves would be backlit but that’s not how it works. Instead, the space around and beneath the keys light up so that you have a ring around the bottom of the keys. The letters on the keys aren’t backlit. You get 7 different color settings that you can cycle through. You also have 3 brightness settings. The instruction on how to do that is on the box itself and not the quick guide.

Overall, I say it’s a great accessory if you type a lot on a mobile device and you’re looking for an external keyboard. I would not expect to be carrying this around all the time, as it’s a bit too big and heavy for that.


EBL Li-ion Battery Charger for 10440/14500/16340/18500/18650 Rechargeable Battery
EBL Li-ion Battery Charger for 10440/14500/16340/18500/18650 Rechargeable Battery

5.0 out of 5 stars Good value and does the job., August 25, 2015
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This charger sold by Aibcn does the job at a great price. Yes, it's cheaply made but what do you expect for just $7? Charging a battery should be a non frivolous task and this charger does exactly that. There are 2 placeholders for batteries and there are green/red LEDs inside the body of the charger that light up and show through the translucent white plastic body. When you first plug it in, it's green with no batteries in the charger. Then when you put a battery in to charge, the LED inside the unit will turn red to show that it's charging. It turns to green when the battery is fully charged. The great thing about this charger is that it will charge just one battery so that you don't need to do them in pairs. The LED lights are independent as well so that you can see the red/green only on the side that you're doing the charging.

What I don't like so much are the metal spring prongs that you have to pull down in order to insert the battery. First of all, it's very stiff so you can't really use one hand. Also, the prong themselves are flattish which you can see from the photos. That makes it more difficult to align the battery when you're inserting it as it slips around, again, needing a two hand operation. The other thing that's annoying is that it makes a buzzing noise. I've heard it in other cheaply made power supplies so this is not too huge of a deal. Lastly, the design of the charger seems upside-down. The label EBL looks like the top of the unit but is actually the bottom in relation to how the unit works. The charger has a retractible wall jack like many other travel chargers and it's directly behind the EBL badge label. However, you insert the battery with the + sign towards the other end of the charger where the half-circles are. Those half-circles are also where the LED lights are. So, you have to pull the charger metal prongs towards the EBL badge which seems backwards when you're actually using it. It always takes me a few seconds to try to figure out the orientation when I use it.

I've use it thus far on an 18650 battery as well as a 14500 and they both worked fine. It's a fine charger and for the price, it's worth buying.


Philips 455709 100W Equivalent A19 LED Soft White Light Bulb, 3-Pack - Frustration Free Pack
Philips 455709 100W Equivalent A19 LED Soft White Light Bulb, 3-Pack - Frustration Free Pack
Price: $26.99

23 of 32 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great value!, July 9, 2015
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These Philips light bulbs are a great value. They’re small like the old incandescent bulbs that they replace. They’re also about 1/3 of the cost of traditional LED 100W equivalent bulbs.

I bought for example, a CREE 100W equivalent bulb from Home Depot about 9 months ago and I paid about what it cost to buy these 3 Philips. The CREE is also much bigger with an unsightly heat sink attached to the base of the bulb making it almost twice the size.

In terms of the color temperature I would say that these strike a great balance between not being too warm or too cool, they’re similar to an incandescent bulb. The label says that they’re 2700k, 1500 Lumens.

These are also most definitely NOT for dimmable applications so don’t even try. When I tried it the bulb seem to flicker when used on a dimmable switch. So, unless you want your room to look like a disco, I suggest another bulb.

Since 100W equivalent is such a inaccurate spec I would caution people to focus on the lumens offered. The CREE bulb from Home Depot for example is 1600 Lumens, 16 Watts, and also 2700K but it appears to my eyes to be considerably brighter as well as a bit warmer. So YMMV.

Finally, since the Philips bulb has a plastic sheath on the bottom of the bulb there’s not as much downward light as the CREE for example which doesn’t have this plastic cover and therefore has a more omnidirectional light emission. Keep that in mind when you’re looking at a specific application.

For the most part, these bulbs offer a great value for most applications where you’re looking to replace an old incandescent bulb. It’s a great value because you’ll only need to pay about 1/3 of the price of a typical 100W equivalent LED bulb.


Rock N Roll Gold Chain Lubricant, 16-Ounce Complete Kit w/ 4oz Bottle & Applicator
Rock N Roll Gold Chain Lubricant, 16-Ounce Complete Kit w/ 4oz Bottle & Applicator
Offered by BikeWorldUSA
Price: $21.72
22 used & new from $16.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best chain lube on earth, period!, May 12, 2015
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This review is from: Rock N Roll Gold Lube (Sports)
I first discovered Rock N Roll Gold about 15 years ago while searching for a good lube for my MTB chain. I must have tried 5 or 6 "top" brands in the market place that were highly rated by everyone. However, I never liked any of them as they are like traditional oily lubes.

I saw someone mentioned R&R on a bike forum one day and immediately called to order one. I spoke to the owner himself who spent about 20 minutes talking to me about lubes and how he came about this lube. To make a long story short I bought a small bottle of it just to try it out and from the moment I first tried it, I was hooked.

This lube is unlike any of the others. First of all, you clean and lube all at once. Second, you're suppose to rub it off after you apply it. This seems counter intuitive as most people would believe that like traditional lubes, it needs to remain on the chain. But the way Gold works is by forming a thin layer of "dry" lube that's great at keeping dirt from sticking on the chain. That's one reason the instructions says to leave it to cure overnight for best results.

When the instructions are followed, this is the driest, quietest, and cleanest lube that you will ever use. I'm shocked that not more people are using it. In fact, I'm shocked that people are still using other chain lubes, period. It's that good. You can try buying the little bottle to try before committing to this large refill version. But you should just go ahead and buy this as you'll eventually buy it anyway so why waste time?

I like RnR so much that I now use their other lubes as well.


Giro Nine Snow Helmet - Men's
Giro Nine Snow Helmet - Men's
Price: $47.88 - $119.95

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice helmet, great value!, February 25, 2015
This review is from: Giro Nine Snow Helmet - Men's
I own the large size in black. First of all, the Nine is the 2015 model vs the Nine.10, which are 2014. So be sure to get the newer one if you're paying the same price!

These helmets are fantastic. They're light weight and keeps your head and ears warm. They also fit snugly with the in form fit system which has a little dial on the back of the head that allows you to cinch the inside straps to your head. The inside padding and straps are very comfortable and soft.

One thing I've noticed is that some of the more expensive Giro models use softs shell construction rather than in mold construction. Soft shells are more durable but also adds a lot of weight. It makes the helmets too heavy, in my opinion. I wouldn't get them especially when they're also more expensive.

These seem to offer the most value. They're light weight, feature rich, comfortable, and priced reasonably.


Dragon APX2 Goggles Jamie Lynn/Blue Steel And Yellow/ Blue Ionized Lens Mens
Dragon APX2 Goggles Jamie Lynn/Blue Steel And Yellow/ Blue Ionized Lens Mens

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good start but can be improved., February 25, 2015
I own the Jamie Lynn version. What Dragon has done was to make a pair of goggles that makes it immensely easy to swap out the lenses. Just slide a couple of switches (one on each side of the lens) and release the latch that holds the lens in place, put the new one in, and slide the switches again to close the latch. That's it! It's so simple and can be done in literally 4 seconds. All goggles should be this simple and secure!

Other positive attributes are that it comes with a free second yellow lens for low light conditions. Another great accessory is the rigid storage case that comes with this kit as well as a white cotton storage cloth. The black rigid case should protect the googles when you have it in your backpack etc. The white storage cloth has a divider that separates your goggles from the spare lens which is great.

Overall, the fit is fantastic. Both of the lens have a yellowish tint when looking through them. The goggles also have rigid vents on top and bottom unlike other manufacturers that use just foam. Foam is easily torn or disintegrates after time. These plastic vents will last.

Here's where I think it falls short. First, the Jamie Lynn version has a white frame. That's fine on the outside, but the inside is also white which makes it distracting when you wear them as you notice them too easily. They don't "disappear" as when you have a black interior. Second, the peripherals are not as wide as for example, the Oakley Canopy. Lastly, and this is a big one which Dragon may not be able to easily overcome, the lens itself is not as good as the new Oakley Prizms. The Prizms are out of this world in terms of showing you contrast in the snow. I've never seen anything like it.

If Dragon can fix those shortfalls, I think they will have the best goggles on the market.


Sigg Replacement Gaskets for Sigg Kids Water Bottles
Sigg Replacement Gaskets for Sigg Kids Water Bottles
Offered by REUSEIT
Price: $3.59
2 used & new from $3.59

5.0 out of 5 stars They're especially great for the older bottles which, January 29, 2015
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These are standard replacement rubber gadgets for Sigg bottles. Even though it says that they're for kids water bottles, they fit regular sized ones as well. They're especially great for the older bottles which, if you've had them for many years like me, have rubber gadgets that have started to harden.

I just wish that the shipping didn't cost as much as the gadgets themselves.


FiftyThree Digital Stylus Pencil for iPad, iPad Pro, and iPhone - Graphite
FiftyThree Digital Stylus Pencil for iPad, iPad Pro, and iPhone - Graphite
Price: $49.95
19 used & new from $33.25

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but could have been designed better., June 8, 2014
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I was looking forward to using Pencil after ordering it. I`ve been using 53's other product, Paper, ever since it was introduced as an app many years ago. I must admit that the product's packaging as well as the machining of the device itself is exquisite.

However, I think 53 made a mistake in the way they designed the pencil due to their criteria of embedding a USB battery charging connector within the pencil itself. This decision means that the overall form factor would need to be based on that restriction.

I think the pencil is too big as a stylus. It could have been designed to be much smaller and lighter. There are other ways of designing a charging connector that would have allowed for a much smaller form factor.

What's most unfortunate is that by letting the USB charging connector ultimately dictate the size of the pencil, they made the sensing tip too big for any delicate work. For example, when I try to draw a thin line across the page, it's difficult to judge where that fine line will end up exactly on the page. It becomes almost impossible if you have to continue that line further down the page unless you magnify the area. What they should have done was to design a thin pen and an even thinner sensor point so that users can match the tip to what's actually drawn on the page. I would rather have a thin pen that could draw a thick line on screen than the thick pen that draws a thin line.

The weight of the pencil is okay but I would have liked a lighter one. The pencil lasts quite a few hours although I haven't been able to do a scientific test to see just how many from beginning to end. The pencil does have a bit of a delay between when you draw or write something until it's registered onscreen. I'm not sure if that can be improved but it's more disconcerting when writing something than drawing something. The eraser on the top of the pencil works great as advertised.

Overall, I think this is a decent first effort by the team at 53. It's a good companion to have with the Paper app, although it's a little pricy. Let's hope that the next version would remove some of the constraints I pointed out above.


Vornado VFAN Vintage Whole Room Air Circulator, Green
Vornado VFAN Vintage Whole Room Air Circulator, Green
Price: $99.99
34 used & new from $84.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real Airflow, Great Fan, April 19, 2014
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This is no ordinary fan. I recommend this fan to anyone who recognizes that in order to get quality, you have to pay for quality. This product will not disappoint. It functions on three speed levels, all quietly, and can be adjusted so that airflow can be moved manually 180 degrees. This is not an oscillating fan, but that is not detrimental to the great design of this product. It is quiet and safe. All moving parts are enclosed in this retro-looking, metal fan. The paint color is very attractive – muted green with brass-looking vent. What makes this fan different from any I have owned before is that it ventilates a room. It is advertised as a “whole room air circulator”, which is true. As a bonus, the product comes with a 5-year warranty. I’ve used small, plastic oscillating fans before, as well as larger fans, but none has had the effectiveness of this fan, which functions at a higher level consistent with its value. My only negative criticism of this product is that I would like the cord to be a little longer – it is 66”. Do not let this deter you, do what I do and switch outlets. I look forward to using this fan this summer to supplement our A/C unit and feel confident it will cool our sunny room faster than the air conditioning unit alone. Great fan.


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