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Canon Office Products MG5620 Black Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier
Canon Office Products MG5620 Black Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier
Price: $79.99
6 used & new from $69.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works well, easy to setup, can print from or scan to just about any device, October 30, 2014
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If you want a fairly easy to setup printer that will allow you to print from just about any device, the Canon MG5620 isn't a bad choice.

To put this into perspective, when I say print from "just about any" device, chances are you have a compatible device. The only people who would not fall into this category are Windows Phone users. That's not a huge loss for the current 3.4% market share, but if you are one of the 3.4%, you could be disappointed. Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint are well represented. Oh, and while Windows Phone is out from a support perspective, the printer will apparently support Windows RT (I can't confirm directly as I don't have any RT devices). And of course the printer will support Mac OS and Windows 7 through 8.1 for printing.

One big annoyance is starter print cartridges. I have a feeling this is the biggest problem for the current 1 star reviews citing poor ink efficiency, not a lack of draft mode (though it does seem to lack that in drivers).

In terms of print quality, when comparing to my 5+ year old Pixma MP990, I would say the print quality is slightly better from a photo perspective. At a distance, you can't tell a difference, but up close the MG5620 seems to offer the better photo print. Text quality is quite fantastic as well.

You can scan and print, to and from, your iOS, Android, Mac OS or Windows (RT, 7 - 8.1) device and setup there is fairly simple and easy.

Overall, the printer is a decent value, but the inclusion of starter print cartridges means you won't be able to get an accurate read on the real efficiency of the printer until you buy your first set of cartridges. Which, unfortunately, aren't really that much cheaper than previous inkjet printers.

Recommended


Cokin 77mm Pure Harmonie Ultra Slim UV-MC Round Screw-On Filter
Cokin 77mm Pure Harmonie Ultra Slim UV-MC Round Screw-On Filter
Offered by PORTABLE GUY
Price: Click here to see our price
15 used & new from $47.29

3.0 out of 5 stars Works OK, but feels kind of cheap and not much surface for your lens cap to grab, October 30, 2014
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When you purchase a UV filter, unless you are still using film, the only reason you a likely bothering is to keep the front glass clean, clear, and scratch free. You would rather scratch a "cheap" filter than an expensive lens. That's where I am at least, and I'd recommend you be there as well if you want to protect your investment.

When buying a UV filter, you want one that gets out of the way and stays out of the way. It would be worthless to put a poor UV filter on L glass or top end Nikkor (or ANY manufacturer's, not just Canon/Nikon). The Cokin Pure Harmonie is as clear as a piece of glass as you will have ever seen. This is a good thing, as it means the Cokin filter gets out of your way, while protecting your lens investment.

The problem is how thin it is. This is a plus if you want use multiple filters, but comes at the cost of it being difficult to remove (or put on for that matter) straight. It also reduces the amount of surface your lens cap can grip and your cap could fall off without warning. I haven't had that happen yet, but I have had it fall off while using the Cokin when I tapped a wall with my lens by accident (I know, don't hit the wall, dummy!). In this case it wasn't a huge deal, but I can see it might be easier to lose the cap than I might hope or expect.

The price is not bad, but for my money, and for all the other lens filters I have, I opted for top end B+W. I went with B+W because of the quality and past experience. Cokin makes great filters, this one just doesn't happen to be one of them.

In the end, it's not bad, it's not great.


PowerBoost X2 iPhone Charger with Bonus Travel Charging Cable. PowerBoost X2 4800mAh Recharges iPhone 5 / 5s iPhone 6 Twice. External Rechargeable iPhone Battery With Cable for iPhone 5 / 5s / 6 iPod Touch 5th Gen iPod Nano. Duroplus PowerBoost X2 iPhone 5 Charger - (Black)
PowerBoost X2 iPhone Charger with Bonus Travel Charging Cable. PowerBoost X2 4800mAh Recharges iPhone 5 / 5s iPhone 6 Twice. External Rechargeable iPhone Battery With Cable for iPhone 5 / 5s / 6 iPod Touch 5th Gen iPod Nano. Duroplus PowerBoost X2 iPhone 5 Charger - (Black)
Offered by Duroplus
Price: $26.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Light, easy to travel with, works well, October 29, 2014
Having had the opportunity to test and review a lot of power banks/external batteries over the years, I have come into contact with a LOT of battery chargers like this. This one, however, is nice on quite a few levels, and for anyone looking to have a battery that is easy to travel with and charge your phone anywhere from 2-3 times, this is the perfect solution.

The battery is fairly light weight, though based on other batteries I've tried, not the one with the most power to offer. The thing there is, though, that yes there are batteries with more power, but the more power, the heavier the battery becomes. I have 10,000 mAh monsters that are a bear to travel with and not easy to take on a day trip around a town. This one is perfect in weight, size, and capacity to offer a great option for the day trip.

The battery offers one input for charging and one output for recharging another device. As with all batteries like this, do not recharge a device while also charging the battery as this will reduce the effective lives of both devices. Like the Ghostbusters say, don't cross the streams. It would be nice to have 2 outputs, but honestly this battery is the perfect size to sit in your pocket with your phone, charging it. You would be hard pressed to fit 2 phones in a pocket with the charger, even if you needed to.

The front has the power button and charge indicators. All dots blue means full charge, and as it depletes, the dots disappear. Would be nice with a clearer indicator, but I'm also good with this because I always recharge it in an evening before I go out.

So for Pros:

light
easy to travel with
looks good
can fit in the same pocket as your phone (assuming you don't wear skinny jeans I guess)

Cons (these are only listed because there is always something that can be improved - all of these "problems" are easy to live with:

Can only charge one device at a time
Only offers 4800 mAh (which is a great balance between travel and necessity)

Overall, this is a nicely designed, easy to carry, easy to use, easy to recharge battery. It can charge an iPhone 5s 2 times completely, and will charge my Lumia 1020 almost 2 times.

Highly recommended for portable power on the run.

Sample provided for review purposes.


RAVPower® Savior Multi-functional 9000mAh External Battery Pack Built-in Micro-USB connector and AC Plug,Travel Charger, iSmart(tm) Broad Compatibility, Fast Charging ,For iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad mini, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 3 2, Tab 4 3 2 Pro, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), LG G3, Nexus, MOTO X and More
RAVPower® Savior Multi-functional 9000mAh External Battery Pack Built-in Micro-USB connector and AC Plug,Travel Charger, iSmart(tm) Broad Compatibility, Fast Charging ,For iPhone 6 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad mini, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Note 3 2, Tab 4 3 2 Pro, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), LG G3, Nexus, MOTO X and More
Offered by Sunvalleytek
Price: $84.99
3 used & new from $49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice charge, I like that it can plug into the wall on its own without needing another charger, October 25, 2014
The RAVPower Savior is an interesting, in good way, design for a rechargeable portable battery pack.

Where this battery stands out is that it doesn't need an external USB charger, it can plug right into the wall wherever you travel. For outside of the US, you would need to buy a plug converter (not a voltage converter) as it can accept 100-240 V input, meaning you really can use it anywhere in the world.

You can charge up to 2 devices at a time with this, using the included and always connected micro USB cable or you can plug your own charge cable into the covered port on the bottom of the battery. This is good for a person with a standard micro USB charging phone or device, and say, an iPhone that needs a different connector to charge. And of course it can also be used for charging 2 micro USB charging devices if you supply that cable.

At 9000 mAh, you can charge your iPhone 5s roughly 5 complete times. I can charge my Lumia 1020 just under 4 times.

Highly recommended.

Sample provided for review purposes.


Mega Bloks Call of Duty Mob Of The Dead
Mega Bloks Call of Duty Mob Of The Dead
Price: $25.49
22 used & new from $25.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Nice set, could be OK for 9+, October 25, 2014
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If you are looking for a fun, Call of Duty Zombies themed Mega Blok building set, have I got the set for you!

Just in time for Halloweedn 2014, Mega Bloks has released a fun set of block building that takes the fun of the zombie mode of COD and creates a small, but fun to build playset.

The zombies are using Mega Bloks latest figure molds, which are much more poseable, and less likely to fall apart, than my experience with previous generation Halo sets.

The set is designed for 12+, but if you have a more mature block building fan at 9+, this would still likely be OK. If you have an issue with zombie content, including painted blood, then this is NOT the set for you or your child no matter the age range they fall in. And my saying 9+, or even the box saying 12+, does not take into consideration the maturity of YOUR child. Only a parent can make the right choice for their children and you know yours best.

This is a fun little set that is creepy enough for a center piece in our indoor Halloween display.

Recommended.


Mpow® Dolphin Bluetooth 4.0 In-car Speakerphone, Hands-free Car Kit, Voice Answering Caller ID Dialing Noise Reducing for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Cell Phones and Other Android Apple Devices
Mpow® Dolphin Bluetooth 4.0 In-car Speakerphone, Hands-free Car Kit, Voice Answering Caller ID Dialing Noise Reducing for iPhone 6 5S 5C 5, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Cell Phones and Other Android Apple Devices
Offered by Patozon
Price: $35.99
2 used & new from $35.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Sounds good, works well, powering on w/ the door opening/closing is a good bonus feature, October 25, 2014
The MPOW Dolphin is a BT speakerphone for car use (or elsewhere if you desire - nothing says it HAS to be in the car).

Pairing is as simple as flipping the power switch on, then holding the "phone" button in the center of the device. It will announce that the power is on, then let you know it is ready for pairing. Enable BT on your phone and connect it. You can now use the Dolphin to pick up a call (press the phone button), turn volume up/down , and mute a call.

Call quality on the other ends sounds to be acceptable. My phone buddies have had no issues hearing me in the car. The audio from the speaker is good as well and can get quite loud.

One feature I like is that if you leave the power switch on, the speaker phone will power up when it feels the vibration of the door opening/closing, so as soon as you sit down, you're ready to chat. Because the speaker is designed to power off after 5 minutes of use, there is no need to flip the power switch every time you get in/out of the car and want to use it. You just need to keep track of whether it needs to be charged.

Buy a nice cigarette adapter USB charger with this, and you can charge while using it as well. Obviously you wouldn't want it mounted on the visor and have it plugged in, but at least it is an option.

I've had at least 3 other speakerphone devices like this. This is the nicest, and also the one with the best sound quality on both ends.

Definitely a highly recommended device.

Sample provided for review.


Mpow® Streambot Oval FM Transmitter Wireless radio car kit with Hands-free Calling, 3.5mm Audio Plug, Car Charger Adapter for Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S 5 5C 4S 4, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, HTC One, Blackberry Q10, Sony smart phone, MP3, MP4, GPS
Mpow® Streambot Oval FM Transmitter Wireless radio car kit with Hands-free Calling, 3.5mm Audio Plug, Car Charger Adapter for Apple iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5S 5 5C 4S 4, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Samsung Galaxy Note 2, HTC One, Blackberry Q10, Sony smart phone, MP3, MP4, GPS
Offered by Patozon
Price: $15.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well, "wireless" just means it uses FM, NOT BT, October 25, 2014
Works well, the audio quality is good, and it is fairly easy to use.

To be clear, this does NOT pair to your device via Bluetooth. The "wireless" part of the description indicates that it is FM, which is wireless, not that it uses BT. To use it, you just plug it into your cigarette adapter port, plug the 3.5mm audio jack into your phone or other device, use the up/down arrows to choose an FM channel, power on your radio and set it to the same frequency shown on the puck.

If you have audio issues, the steps I found best to correct it are:

1) ensure the volume is all the way up on your phone - use the radio on the car to control the speaker volume in the car
2) choose an FM channel that has nothing available on it in your area - even if you hear faint music/talking, you may still be able to use that frequency, but I've found it best to just use it on one that has nothing on it

A nice feature is that the cigarette adapter also has a USB charger port, so it's easy enough to bring along your charge cable and charge your phone while playing music.

My only complaint is that instead of taking up the cigarette adapter port, it would be nice if it was USB powered. This way I could use one of my triple charge adapter to power the puck, charge my phone, and still have my GPS function. It's only slightly inconveniencing though.

Overall, I like this device. It works well, it does what you expect, and as long as you follow the above 2 steps, it should work well for you.

Sample provided for review purposes.


Mpow® 6.0Amps 30W Dual Rapid USB Port Car Charger with Xsmart™ Technology for Apple and Android Devices, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5 5S 5c 4 4S, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Galaxy Note 3 2, iPad Air 5 4 mini, iPod, Kindle Fire, Nexus 4, LG G2, Motorola and HTC One and More-Black
Mpow® 6.0Amps 30W Dual Rapid USB Port Car Charger with Xsmart™ Technology for Apple and Android Devices, iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5 5S 5c 4 4S, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3, Galaxy Note 3 2, iPad Air 5 4 mini, iPod, Kindle Fire, Nexus 4, LG G2, Motorola and HTC One and More-Black
Offered by Patozon
Price: $9.99
2 used & new from $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars works well, automatically chooses the fastest charge voltage for the device you connect, October 25, 2014
Looking for a car charger that can charge whatever device you plug into it, at the fastest and safest charge speed possible, without having to be able to read the 1A, 2A or 2.4A indicator? Then this is the device for you.

Plug the charger into your car. Plug the charge cable, supplied by you (none are included), into the charger. Plug it into your phone, your tablet, your GPS, or any other USB chargeable device you have. The charge will do the "hard" part of figuring out the correct output voltage to suit the charging of your device automagically.

If I had a complaint, it's a rather minor one that the charger is quite long. This isn't a huge problem for me as my 2 cigarette lighter ports are easy to get to, open, and available, so this fit no problem. I would say it is about 3 inches from end to end.

Recommended.

Sample provided for review.


Inateck 2.4GHZ Handheld Wireless USB Automatic Laser Barcode Scanner (2.4GHZ Wireless & USB2.0 Wired) USB Rechargeable Barcode Bar-code Handscanner Storage of up to 2600 Code Entries, With Mini USB Receiver and USB Cable, Plug and Play - USB Charging
Inateck 2.4GHZ Handheld Wireless USB Automatic Laser Barcode Scanner (2.4GHZ Wireless & USB2.0 Wired) USB Rechargeable Barcode Bar-code Handscanner Storage of up to 2600 Code Entries, With Mini USB Receiver and USB Cable, Plug and Play - USB Charging
Offered by Inateck Online
Price: $149.99
2 used & new from $49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great scanner, works like a champ and includes an offline scanning option, October 25, 2014
This scanner is a life saver. I have a ton of DVDs/Blu Rays and have been manually entering them into DB software for DVDs/BDs. Now, with this scanner, I can scan without having to be close to a computer and it works quite well.

Barcode reading is quite fast and works quickly, and most importantly, reliably. Once you charge it the first time (just plug the included USB cable into your PC, the other end into the scanner and let it charge), it powers up quickly and is ready to read barcodes in no time.

One nice feature that I've tried already is the offline mode. Simply scan the included barcode (it's in the manual) and you are in offline mode. I took the scanner upstairs to scan some discs, walked back downstairs and dumped them to the computer in bulk using another barcode from the manual, and all the discs that weren't in the BT range from my PC scanned into my computer.

Setup is a breeze. You just plug the BT USB device into your computer, open the program you want to scan codes into, and you are ready to roll.

Highly recommended. Great device.

Sample provided for review purposes.


Kocaso KMINI  7.9-Inch 8 GB Tablet
Kocaso KMINI 7.9-Inch 8 GB Tablet
Price: $119.87
3 used & new from $104.65

4.0 out of 5 stars OK performance at a good price, October 24, 2014
Length:: 7:00 Mins

The Kocaso KMINI is a 7.9" tablet that has low performance but, at the price, is a decent value.

The biggest issue for me is overall sluggishness in performance when browsing the Internet. Media rich websites can be slow to load. As long as you don't expect amazing performance going in, you shouldn't be too disappointed.

It is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, so when Android 5 is released, this will be 2 versions back. That's not a big deal at all.

It comes with 8 GB of internal storage and you can add up to 32 GB with a microSD card (not included).

The screen is 1024x768 resolution, and is a 4:3 aspect ratio. Media consumption, say watching HD video, will mean you have black bars at the top and bottom of the image, unless you stretch it. This is an ideal resolution, to my eyes, for reading however. The Kindle app works well and reading is a breeze.

Overall, it is a nice device, at a good price point with low performance. The performance, based on the price however, is a decent value.

Recommended.

Sample provided for review purposes.


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