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Uni-ball UM153S Impact Gel Rollerball 1.0mm Tip 0.8mm Line Black Ref 9006050 [Pack 12]
Uni-ball UM153S Impact Gel Rollerball 1.0mm Tip 0.8mm Line Black Ref 9006050 [Pack 12]
Offered by IndiGlobalMall
Price: $17.98
4 used & new from $16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice and Affordable Bold/Wide Gel Pen, May 18, 2016
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Now, this is no Marvy Uchida, not even close, but as a wide-track gel pen it's pretty good.

If you like a wider pen, slightly heavier, that leaves a nice bold gel pen line, this is a great purchase.

The major downside of a pen like this is that it puts out ink quickly and subsequently doesn't really last that long. If you're a writer who likes the look of bold and broad writing on a page, that's a strictly minor concern.

The ink dries very quickly; I experienced no smudging at all.

This pen is not refillable. It's strictly fire, forget, and dispose.

It feels good in the hand, and has a slightly rubberized grip area, although you can discern no compression.

Bottom line: great gel pen.


Mikasa Ciara 16-Piece Bone China Dinnerware Set, Service for 4
Mikasa Ciara 16-Piece Bone China Dinnerware Set, Service for 4
Price: $99.99
2 used & new from $99.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy-Duty Everyday China Set, May 18, 2016
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This is a nice 4-person china set. It is substantial, heavy and simple in design. But, to my mind it's a bit expensive.

It arrives in a single small box, expertly and safely packed.

I see this set here on Amazon.com in two places. One has a Prime price of $99.99, which comes out to about $6.25 per piece. That's a fair enough price for this set. The "regular" listed price is $200, which is too much. And, there is another listing that has this set at almost $360--ridiculously and prohibitively expensive.

I like the plates, and they have been getting a lot of use. They are large/wide, bigger than most plates by almost 2" of diamter. The concentric design around the edge of the plate is ergonomically helpful for grip.

The smaller plates also are useful and have been getting good rotation.

The bowls look great with the concentric design, and are nice and deep. They've been great with cereal, oatmeal, ice cream, soup and a lots of other items.

I'm not really thrilled with the coffee cups, though. The concentric ridge design coupled with the upward outward taper of the mug doesn't make it look very attractive, I think. Also, for things like tea and hot chocolate, we have other mugs which are bigger, deeper and more stable on a surface, so these are the ones we go to.

All items to my testing are fully microwavable, with no problems whatsoever.

After approximately a month of daily use, no piece has any chip, nor are there any wear marks or other cosmetic issues.

Bottom line: you get what you pay for, and this item is somewhat spendy. But after considerable use, it's proven to hold up well.


Scotts EZ Seed Sun & Shade 17530 Dog Spot Repair
Scotts EZ Seed Sun & Shade 17530 Dog Spot Repair
Price: $13.49
5 used & new from $12.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Successful Yard Spot Repair, May 17, 2016
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I've got a yard, and I've got a big dog. So, yeah, I've got dog spots. As soon as this product arrived, I put every single bit of it into the yard.

And here we are, about a month later, and yes, the spots are not sprouting new grass. Success.

The product has a nice little flanged spreader device integrated into the cap, which makes spreading this very easy. It also regulates the flow out of the jug, so you're not accidentally dumping the whole thing at once.

The size of the product is pretty good, but I ran out of product before I ran out of yard spots.

Bottom line: this product worked exactly as advertised. It's super-easy to put to use, and it's fire-and-forget, yielding nice grass in just a few weeks.


DreamSpa All Chrome Water Temperature Controlled Color Changing 5-Setting LED Shower-Head by Top Brand Manufacturer! Color of LED lights changes automatically according to water temperature
DreamSpa All Chrome Water Temperature Controlled Color Changing 5-Setting LED Shower-Head by Top Brand Manufacturer! Color of LED lights changes automatically according to water temperature
Offered by Interlink Products
Price: $49.99
5 used & new from $29.64

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap, Lights Go Out After A Few Weeks' Use, May 13, 2016
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I purchased this item on 7 March for a low (I assume, promotional) price of $14.97, and received it on 10 March. I installed it on 12 March. And on 12 April, 61 days later, the lights stopped working and it's making a very distressed sound.

Yes, I have uninstalled it, cleaned it and ensured that it is properly in place on the threaded pipe. I put it back into place, and no lights, with the ugly sound just as before. At least there is no water shooting all over the place.

Now, the LED lights may well go for 100,000 hours, but not if their power source is broken, which seems the most likely problem here. Either way, half of this products appeal is irreparably gone.

This is a shoddy and poorly constructed item, which lasted all of two months before failing. It continues to function--for now--as a basic shower head, but then again, that's only part of why I purchased this product.

Bottom line: do not buy. Read the reviews and find an illuminated shower head that actually holds up.


Sega Homestar Original Black - Home Planetarium - Star Projector
Sega Homestar Original Black - Home Planetarium - Star Projector
Offered by Sivesco LLC
Price: $174.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Home Star Projector, May 13, 2016
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I would love to have a custom-designed starry-sky bedroom ceiling, but just don't have the tens of thousands of dollars to have one put in right this minute... So I got this product, and could not be happier. This is a fantastic little device for a child's or adult bedroom.

I wouldn't really call this an educational device. Yeah, you can sit under it and point out constellations and such, but it's much more of a relaxation/decoration item. That is its sole use in my home.

Do not be influenced by the "Sega" product name; this is not some flimsy, toy-like star projector. Although small, this is a sophisticated (and expensive) device. As such, small children probably should not be allowed to operate it. Older kids, after sufficient supervised training, can understand the controls and functions, and should be able to use it properly.

It is not very big, so takes up little space. The power cord is relatively long (could be a foot or two longer) to support your optimal placement in the room. It has a small fan for cooling as well as the rotation motor, and both are very quiet, supporting this as a go-to-sleep device. There is a sleep timer which you can set for 15, 30, or 60 minutes. The rotation option is very nice as it presents an ever-changing view of the star field. It rotates quickly enough that you can discern the rotation readily, but not so fast that you get the spins from staring up into it.

As noted by a couple other reviewers, on first use it seems that the device is not focusing properly, and it appears that the focus ring is literally unscrewing from the housing. Not quite so. Be patient and slowly bring that focus ring out and the stars will come into perfect focus.

This item is best used in a very dark room, so douse all lights and night lights. If being used in a child's room, the light from this device, if left on all night, serves as a night light on its own. That being said, the light is not harsh, and provides a nice soft glow throughout the room.

The shooting star function is a nice little addition, but is kind of a letdown. The product photo appearing to show a shooting star looks a lot more like a comet, but either way, know that this is NOT how shooting star function appears. It's a purely optical effect using the lens, so the shooting star is always the same; it is in the exact same position on the ceiling every time, and its path and appearance are always the same.

I recommend purchasing the optional discs as well, as they are a nice change-up to your standard view.

Bottom line: I wanted a detailed and diverse starry sky on my bedroom ceiling, and this device has delivered well beyond my expectations.


Panasonic drops360° Premium In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic + Controller RP-HJX6M-R (Metallic Red) with Travel Pouch, Powerful Bass, Best for Audiophile
Panasonic drops360° Premium In-Ear Stereo Headphones with Mic + Controller RP-HJX6M-R (Metallic Red) with Travel Pouch, Powerful Bass, Best for Audiophile
Price: $47.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Sound but Somewhat Spendy, May 1, 2016
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The packaging is a veritable origami masterpiece. It took me forever to figure out how to open the box and actually get to the product. Inside the box you get the earbuds, two sets of different sized earbud tips, a little microfiber drawstring bag to hold it all, and two small pamphlets.

The set looks good, a nice mix of red and black, with the cords a kind of unfortunate magenta. There is an in-line control switch approximately 6” down from one of the earbuds for some modest music and phone control, and there is a microphone. The box says it’s compatible with iPhone, Adnroid and Blackberry, and I had successful operation with an iPod, an iPhone, and a Samsung Android phone. Apparently this set is ambidextrous, as there is no “R” or “L” marking on either bud.

Fit. The buds went in easy and stayed in place through a range of activities, including a modest treadmill workout.

Sound. The product copy touts “bass & power,” so that’s what I was listening for. Gorillaz’s “Feel Good, Inc.,” Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Couldn’t Stand the Weather,” Grace Jones “Pull Up to the Bumper,” and Boz Scaggs’ “Lowdown” had their basslines reproduced clearly and accurately, with some very good pop and rumble. Mid-range and high came through very well on a wide range of songs, with percussion sounding very crisp, especially cymbals and high hats. Horns also came through very clearly and with rich depth. The sound quality is a plus for this set.

Documentation. The bigger of the two pamphlets is about warranties and buying more accessories. There is a URL for repairs, a 1-877 customer service number and URL, and a postal address to contact. The much smaller pamphlet—they both have ridiculously tiny writing—provides some basic instructions on use of the cord in-line control and the item’s specifications, in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Price. Wow, these things are almost $45. That’s a lot for earbuds these days. I make a point of not checking price prior to testing the product; the price check is the very last thing I do. I had these earbuds in the roughly $30 range, given the limited accessories and positive performance. I have tested other earbuds that perform just as well as these at substantially less than the price of this item. Materials appear to be comparable, so it’s not exactly clear where the higher price is coming from; maybe we’re paying for the Panasonic name.

Bottom line: This is a very good set of earbuds that produces some very good sound, delivering on the promise for bass. But, they do seem a bit overpriced.


Leather Notebook Journal - Refillable, Perfect for Writing, Gifts, Fountain Pen Users, Sketching, Professional, Diary. Classic Vintage Style - by Wanderings
Leather Notebook Journal - Refillable, Perfect for Writing, Gifts, Fountain Pen Users, Sketching, Professional, Diary. Classic Vintage Style - by Wanderings
Offered by Black Mountain Company
Price: $29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A Lovely Travel Journal for Those Who Like to Write/Draw, April 21, 2016
Disclosure: I was contacted by the manufacturer and offered this product. I accepted, promising a fair and honest review in return.

As a longtime journal writer, I like this product. I generally prefer the larger, standard-page format, but this is a well-made and attractive travel journal, sized just right for stowing and movement.

The journal cover/shell is very nice. It comes in at 8 ½” tall by 4 ¾” wide. There is no sewing or seams; it is one piece of leather, the edges straight and true. The shell is very nicely pliable, and has a great leather scent. The outside is polished smooth, with a little tactile trace of grain, but there is some nice, subtle color differences on the outside. The only decoration is the embossed compass rose at the bottom right, which is helpful to identify the front of the book. There is a single elasticized keeper, with a nice little leather tab to cover the open side of the journal, so you don’t get a groove worn in by the elastic string, nice touch.

The inside of the shell is rough, unpolished leather.

The item arrived quickly and very nicely packaged. It comes with 3 inserts, which are installed and ready to go. The inserts are kept in place by a pair of elasticized bands which match the cover keeper, all of them with a nice little brass-like knob at the end.

The journal inserts are blank/unruled. The insert measures approximately 8 ¼” by 4 ¼”. The spine is sewn, not glued. The cover is dark brown heavyweight paper. They offer 30 pages (the product copy citing 90 pages apparently is counting the total of the three inserts that the binder comes with). The pages are also heavyweight and stand up to all kinds of ink without bleed-through.

The price of approximately $25 is a great deal for a leather-bound journal, with inserts included.

Bottom line: this is a very nice travel journal set at a fantastic price.


Red Kap Men's Hi-Visibility T-Shirt, Safety Yellow, Large
Red Kap Men's Hi-Visibility T-Shirt, Safety Yellow, Large
Price: $13.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy-Duty Work T-Shirt, April 21, 2016
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This is a solid work t-shirt. Make no mistake: this is NOT a lightweight t-shirt for workout or running. It is a heavy-duty t-shirt for the jobsite. This also would be a good undershirt to wear for work in a cold environment. My 17-year-old son likes the shirt, but was disappointed to find that it’s too heavy to use as a workout shirt, at least in warm weather.

You get a 3-way pocket on the left breast, with the top seam angled a bit to give you a better shot at the pocket you want to get to. The product image makes it look like the pocket is a slightly different color than the rest of the shirt; this was not the case with the shirt I received.

The back part of the collar has a heavy-duty overseam on the inside, which runs down the shoulder seams for reinforcement.

I note that the seams at the bottom on the inside are not uniform and are a bit lackadaisical in the cloth overlap and the sewing. Same thing, to a lesser extent, in the sewing of the collar. Time will tell how well these hold up.

For all you flag waivers, the product copy says it’s made in the USA, but the tag in the shirt itself proudly proclaims “Made in Mexico.” Which one is it, Red Kap?

The price of approximately $14 is pretty good for a shirt of this nature.

Bottom line: this is a relatively well made work shirt at a decent price.


Mead Academie Art Portfolio, 13 x 10.25 Inches, 50 Sheet Capacity (97000)
Mead Academie Art Portfolio, 13 x 10.25 Inches, 50 Sheet Capacity (97000)
Price: $13.68
4 used & new from $8.17

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Small Art/Document Portfolio, April 18, 2016
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This is a nice art/document portfolio, for smallish items.

There is no exterior or interior decoration. There is modest "Mead Academie" embossed text near the spine binding on the front.

The book measures just short of 13' high by 10 1/2" wide, with a flexible hinge at about 7/8" thick. The interior dividers are placed such that your maximum document held within them is going to be 12 1/2" high by just a little less than 10" wide (the product copy says 12" by 9").

You get light cardstock overleafs (overleaves?) at the top and bottom and on the right side, but only on one side (right side). All three overleafs are pre-folded/hinged to allow for a good thickness of items held within, but these hinges and their overall content volume do not match the overall portfolio volume, based on the size of its hinge. I think this wold be a better product with protective overleafs on the opposite side as well.

There is an elasticized keeper--not a bungee. There are no seam protections for the three open sides, so you'll have to mind your environment.

Price: at about $14 I think this is a good deal. Inspecting it prior to review, my estimate of its price was about $18, so I think it's a good value.

Bottom line: This is a nice basic/budget document carrier for protecting valuable artwork and/or documents.


Wolverine Men's Leather Belt Black 44
Wolverine Men's Leather Belt Black 44
Offered by Bells & Whistles
Price: $11.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Classic Black Leather Belt, April 15, 2016
This review is from: Wolverine Men's 38mm Leather Belt
Disclosure: I was contacted by Wolverine and offered this product. I accepted, promising a fair and honest review in return.

I have some experience with a previous Wolverine belt, which I like quite a bit and wear on a regular basis.

I like this belt. It is classically simple, which makes it classically adaptable to a number of dress situations. The 17-year-old teenage son has already claimed it as his own, and is wearing it regularly.

This is just plain black leather, with no stitching, no lining, no other kind of adornment or addition. Upon receipt the belt was nice and straight, with no bowing or warping. The outside is polished, with some modest grain definition, and the inside is soft/unpolished The buckle is a nice flat gray metal. The buckle is sewn in, so you cannot switch it out with a buckle of your choice. The only decoration you get with this belt is a simple embossed "Wolverine" on the loop/keeper.

Price: at approximately $12, this is a pretty good deal for a stylish belt.

The seven holes are well defined.

Bottom line: this is a nice, simple, classic leather belt, good with jeans, dress pants, shorts, whatever.


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