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IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, URPOWER Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker with 10W Enhanced Bass, NFC Tech, Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone iPad Samsung Nexus HTC and More
IPX7 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, URPOWER Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker with 10W Enhanced Bass, NFC Tech, Portable Wireless Speaker for iPhone iPad Samsung Nexus HTC and More
Offered by COCO-VISION
Price: $99.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice Bluetooth speaker (and don't worry about the water!)..., June 25, 2016
Length:: 1:14 Mins

The Urpower F2 is an excellent Bluetooth speaker that will also stand up to the elements: its IPX rating permits immersion in up to a meter of water for up to 30 minutes (or: it will outast you in an extended dunking).

It paired easily with both Android (Galaxy S5) and Apple (iPod Nano 7th generation) sources. The music sound is very good across each of highs, midrange and bass: overall its sound is neutral and crisp. It will also accept content from a 3.5mm aux inout (cable included).

The USB charing port (cable included) and aux jack are concealed behind a rubber flap. The bottom includes a receptacle for tripod mounting. The lime green and black are a very good look.

Overall, this an excellent speaker. Select with confidence.

Note: this item provided for review purposes.


LEGO Classic Sand Baseplate
LEGO Classic Sand Baseplate
Price: $7.59
53 used & new from $7.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Because Lego projects need foundations too..., June 25, 2016
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This review is from: LEGO Classic Sand Baseplate (Toy)
At a rather advanced age, I am a Lego novice, making my first journey as part of an Arduino project that is integrated into Lego pieces.

Who knew that you needed a base for your Lego projects sometimes? Not me...until I became a builder.

This one is for your desert or beachscapes:-)


Classic Accessories 55-655-056701-RT Montlake FadeSafe Rectangle/Oval Patio Table & Chair Set Cover, X-Large
Classic Accessories 55-655-056701-RT Montlake FadeSafe Rectangle/Oval Patio Table & Chair Set Cover, X-Large
Price: $129.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Definitely heavy duty..., June 25, 2016
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...or at least heavy. This cover weighs over 9 pounds, so you;re not going to be tossing it around casually; I'd consider this more for "end of season" (or "start of vacation") use than for more frequent donning and doffing.

I can't yet address the "FadeSafe" claim, as it hasn't had a full season of exposure to the elements yet.

The straps and cordage work together to secure it, and I feel confident that it is wind-resistant when properly secured.

Why four stars instead of five ? If you're covering a table that supports an umbrella in the center, you'll be needing to store that once this cover is on; it would have benefited from an access hole for the umbrella.

Works great; decide for yourself if the price is in your ballpark.


LexMod Clink Dining Chair, Silver
LexMod Clink Dining Chair, Silver
Price: $89.75
8 used & new from $88.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An utterly no-frills standard, basic chair (that you've seen on TV!), June 23, 2016
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This metal chair is utterly basic. Look in dictionary under "chair", and this could be the picture. Have you ever watched "House" (or any number of police procedurals) ? If so, you've seen his proteges or worried perps sitting in chairs like this when they are in the box and being questioned.

Go to your favorite image search tool and enter the words "metal chair"; you'll find this chair and its categorical siblings immediately visible.

This is a chair without particular comfort or refinement, but does exactly what a chair should do: offer an alternative to standing or sitting on the ground.

Keep your eyes peeled in public spaces or while watching TV: you'll probably see this chair many times.

Nice chair. Select with confidence.


PNY Turbo Elite 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Read Speeds up to 115MB/sec - P-FD64GTBO-GE
PNY Turbo Elite 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive - Read Speeds up to 115MB/sec - P-FD64GTBO-GE
Price: $14.99
6 used & new from $14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars 64 GB of solid state storage..., June 20, 2016
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...for about what a pair of matinee movie tickets costs.

Works fine. Pay attention to the "up to" portion of the read speed specs.

My transfer speeds via a USB 3.0 port on a Windows 10 desktop were generally between 66-75 MB/s. Definitely in the "up to 115 MB/s range" (but manage your expectations about getting to very top of that range...)


LEGO Storage Head Large, Boy, Yellow
LEGO Storage Head Large, Boy, Yellow
Offered by Frustration Free Solutions
Price: $28.99
47 used & new from $24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Easily holds all the pices from a 10692 and 10693 set..., June 19, 2016
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As the recent purchaser of two Lego classic sets, I needed a Lego-themed storage container that would accommodate the contens of both. This does that the the Lego Classic 10692 and its 10693 creative supplement sets.


LEGO Classic Creative Supplement 10693
LEGO Classic Creative Supplement 10693
Price: $17.59
120 used & new from $11.75

5.0 out of 5 stars Good set for Lego novices..., June 19, 2016
This is one of two sets of Lego blocks I'm using to incorporate with a first-ever Arduino project (using this kit).

Until I purchased this and its companion LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692 set, my house was Lego free.

This has been remedied...


LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692
LEGO Classic Creative Bricks 10692
Price: $11.99
112 used & new from $11.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great starter set for Lego novices..., June 19, 2016
Lego gained popularity in the US sometime after my childhood had come and gone.
While I appreciate the widespread popularity of Lego, this is the first set of Lego blocks I've every owned.

I'm about to undertank a Lego- based Arduino experiment (using this kit that is supported with Lego infrastructire.

These are part of the Lego pieces that I'll be using.


Cuisinart CCB-212 Perfect Pressure Grill Brush, Black
Cuisinart CCB-212 Perfect Pressure Grill Brush, Black
Price: $22.13
2 used & new from $22.13

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nicely performing grill brush..., June 18, 2016
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This is a good and highly functional grill brush. The combination of the looped rear handle and bead handle on the brush head allow positive control when you have to bear down for tough brushing.

If you've used a grill brush before, you know that eventually the metal bristles can't be effectively cleaned any longer (and they will deteriorate and start to fall into the burner elements area): the replaceable brush head (secured with a single Phillips screw) is a good solution to this problem.

Why four stars instead of five? I'm not a fan of the large metal hook on this brush; I find it too large and end up inadvertently grabbing it instead of the actual handle; some hooks may be too small more easy hanging.


Corel VideoStudio Pro X9
Corel VideoStudio Pro X9
Price: $59.99
11 used & new from $49.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Works well with many source video types; some interface challenges, June 15, 2016
This review is from: Corel VideoStudio Pro X9 (CD-ROM)
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Length:: 0:39 Mins

...like most modern users of digital video and audio recording devices, I end up with images and videos captured in many different file formats (I'm at 11 with the devices I currently use).

In testing VideoStudio Pro X9 (VSP X9), it accepted all of them readily.. While I found VSP X9 feature-dense and not especially intuitive, I was able to compile content from multiple devices and files already on my computer and assemble them (with titles and a music track) within an hour of installation. While it was hardly art, it worked. With time, practice and exploration of the 300+ page user guided (downloadable .pdf) and Corel's online guides, I anticipate improving results as I become more familiar with this program.

This software worked excellently from installation through export of my compiled content in its project manger to multiple output formats.

Installation on a Windows 7 machine (64-bit with 16 GB of RAM and a quad-core 3.4 GHZ Intel processor) took about 20minutes. The VSP X9 installer included a progress bar that accurately indicated the install status.

The interface is based on a 3-part concept: capture (or import), edit and share (or output). In between are more options than all but the most proficient users will be able to appreciate. Output options are abundant, for both writing to physical media, creating many different digital file formats (of varying resolution) and sharing directly to multiple popular social media sites (including YouTube, Vimeo, Flickr and Facebook).

PROS:
-Works with many source file types (I didn't have any on my machine it couldn't work with)
-Outputs to physical media, multiple digital file types (at multiple resolutions) and social networking sites (YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Vimeo)
-Includes a selection of audio files to populate soundtracks with the "Auto Music" feature
-Includes an computer screen capture utility: awesome (since the most widely used of these can cost hundreds of dollars)

CONS:
-Interface is cluttered and not especially intuitive.
-No included help files., "F1" takes you to Corel's website. OK only if you have persistent online access (and vendors should NOT assume this); user guide and quick start guide are .pdf files that you have to download separately.
-Many of the effects and features (for both content and titling) could quickly tire viewers if over-applied. This is less a criticism of the software than of the potential for over-use of these tools by some users. This is especially true for the "FastFlick" quick video creator utility, which I felt did not do enough to let me know what effects were going to be present as part of the pre-authored templates.

Finally: VSP X9 also includes tools for DVD authoring and 3D video creation; neither of these are part of my own regular user needs, so I didn't test them.

Note: Also in Corel's stable (and currrently selling for the same price) is VideoStudio Ultimate X9. Ultimate X9 adds two additional multi-cameras to the sync/alignment capability (6 instead of 4) and a suite of features for special effects.

The accompanying video shows the result of quickly capturing multiple video and still file formats, adding titles, audio files and capturing a PC screen.

Overall: impressive performance and decent value for the price.


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