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Flexees by Maidenform Women's Ultimate Slimmer(TM) Wear Your Own Bra Torsette Body Briefer #2656,Black,Medium
Flexees by Maidenform Women's Ultimate Slimmer(TM) Wear Your Own Bra Torsette Body Briefer #2656,Black,Medium
Price: $24.00
18 used & new from $24.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Thick shapewear!, December 20, 2014
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Nice color and thick compared to my other shapewear. Not sure if I will use this during summer. Felt I needed a little bit more air. With a black bra it looks great and nicely shaping the tummy. I wore a petite medium top and a skirt and looked great. I could have chosen the next size. Make sure you read the fit guide before you purchase the shapewear otherwise it is great to wear with formal shirt and skirt and also pants.


Maidenform Sleek Smoothers WYOB Bodybriefer Shapewear, Paris Nude, Medium
Maidenform Sleek Smoothers WYOB Bodybriefer Shapewear, Paris Nude, Medium
Price: $18.66
7 used & new from $16.38

4.0 out of 5 stars Great shapewear!, December 20, 2014
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Maiden form bodybriefer is a great addition to my wardrobe. You can wear your own matching bra and it does not feel a difference it is seperate. It was nice and flexible except that I could have chosen a large size. It felt thin and wear your shirt or top. It completely smooth in the tummy area and was able to wear my pants. This is my first time buying a shapewear and it was good. Try to read through the size carefully before ordering for one.


OXO Good Grips All-in-Reach Shower Shelf
OXO Good Grips All-in-Reach Shower Shelf
Price: $34.99
2 used & new from $34.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Rather Large; Serves the purpose well, might not be visually appealing to all; wud like the tray made of flexible plastic/steel., December 11, 2014
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A rather LAAARGE shower shelf that can hold 5 or 6 regular sized shampoo, soap bottles! Definitely very nicely made of good quality steel wire. The rubberized grip is sized correctly and holds the shower pipe (3/4 in.) snugly and nicely. The two vacuum grips that slide along smoothly on the frame can be attached at the push of a button (with a click) and repositioned using the rubber tab at the bottom. The bottom is a plastic tray that sits well on the wire frame which is also quite sturdy.

The shelf is quite large and might not look appealing to everyone (it's about 22" wide which is almost as wide as standard bath tubs). The bottom tray could have been made of somewhat flexible plastic or made of thinner steel wire (The one we received had cracked and chipped at one corner during shipping).


Altra 98296 Rustic TV Stand, Pine
Altra 98296 Rustic TV Stand, Pine
Price: $234.83
2 used & new from $205.85

2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality particle board; Do not use power tools during assembly (it will break); Rustic finish looks good though, December 5, 2014
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We got this to use in the game room since it seemed the shelves could accommodate all game discs and the consoles could be placed in the middle compartment. While the size is nice and it would fit these needs, this furniture is made of poor quality manufactured wood. It is definitely not worth the big price tag it has (more than $200 at the time of this writing).

The piece came well-packed with two cardboard boxes and well-placed styrofoam sheets. During assembly, we discovered that it met all the hallmarks of a poor quality furniture.

- screws keep spinning in the wood (check)
- metal / plastic thread holders come off the wood (check)
- Metal washers crushing the wood (check)
- thin veneer chipping off and cracking (check)

Anyhow, if you did not want to return it, make sure you DO NOT USE ANY POWER TOOLS. With the quality of the particle boards and the hardware, you will break the wood or the holes wont hold the plastic inserts anymore. After assembling, I did not put the drawer and doors in place because of that reason. I am sure the door hinges and drawer railing would come off in a few weeks leaving ugly holes.

The few surprising good things about this piece is that unlike most cheap furniture, the back was not thin cardboard, but actually somewhat thick particle board. Similarly, the rustic finish on the outside looks okay and the top panel was good and heavy. If they wanted to make cheap furniture why not give up the drawer and doors and use some better quality wood instead?


Linksys AC1750 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit, Smart Wi-Fi App Enabled to Control Your Network from Anywhere (EA6500)
Linksys AC1750 Wi-Fi Wireless Dual-Band+ Router with Gigabit, Smart Wi-Fi App Enabled to Control Your Network from Anywhere (EA6500)
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82 used & new from $62.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice dual-band router; 2 x USB 3.0 ports; gigabit if you care; NOT able to turn off Guest network ssid broadcast, November 30, 2014
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Just like me, I am sure you have added more than ten wifi devices to your home in the past few years w/o realizing it. With so many wireless devices plus friends visiting during the weekends, we needed a router with more capacity, a guest network, and the ability to have central media storage. This Linksys router specs fit the bill perfectly for us and we got it to replace our aging cisco router which while still working well had glitches with the interface used to manage the router. Our old router also had troubles streaming media (e.g. netflix or amazon).

The Linksys AC1750 is a dual band wifi router with 4 Gigabit ethernet ports. Setup was very easy. Connect the router to your PC/laptop through an ethernet cable or connect to it wirelessly. Each router appears to get a unique initial ID and a random genreated password which makes it more secure if you chose to connect to the router via wireless during setup (Generally routers have a network id named Linksys/D-link/Netgear etc and admin or something generic as password; This makes it easy for someone who is snooping around to get to your network even while you are setting up. Here it was Linksys followed by a bunch of alpha numeric characters and also a randomly generated password).

After connecting to the network, you can use a browser and go to linksyssmartwifi.com (a local "website" on the router) for either automtic or manual set-up. If you choose to use the automatic set-up, Linksys will ask you to setup an account with them and enable remote management of the router. This means that using those credentials you can remotely change setting on the router when you are traveling or not at home. If you do not expect to use this feature, it is better to go with manual set-up. It's pretty easy actually (check the detailed manual in the CD; default pw = admin).

I chose to use manual set-up going through connectivity (to enter your type of internet connection, ISP credentials if needed, router's IP address and mac-id if needed), wireless (network SSID and password, mac id filtering etc) and guest network. The router supports two parallel networks a 2.4 GHz and a 5 GHz. The advantage is the ability to share your internet connection somewhat faster among multiple devices. For example, I created a 5 GHz network for the macbook pro, iphones, ipads, and two of our TVs all of which were 802.11a capable; I also created a 2.4GHz network for the rest of the devices incl. the xbox, wii, our windows/linux laptop, ipod and printers). All connections were seamless. You can use wifi protected set-up (WPS) if your wifi device offers that although you have to temporarily turn off the WPA2 password protection and mac-id filtering for this to work. Similarly, they provide a chip card (unique to each router) with which you can connect NFC-enabled phones and mobile devices very easily. All you need to do is tap the card on these devices - many popular android devices (nexus, HTC phones, samsung phones etc) and the iPhone6 have NFC capability (I did not have a chance to test this since we didnt have NFC devices). Obviously if you had any ethernet devices, you can connect them to one of the gigabit ports on the router. Wired connections are obviously much faster for local file transfer or streaming while gigabit is overkill for most home users.

The router offers a guest network with which your guests will have internet access, but they cannot access your internal network. It worked as expected, but one thing I did not like was that you cannot control many settings here. For example, you cannot turn off SSID broadcasting on the guest network which makes it possible for snoopers to try and connect to your guest network and access the internet.

The router also has 2 x USB3.0 ports where you can connect an external hard drive to be shared with the entire network. You can store mp3 files and home videos or other licensed videos here and share with your entire network; The router offers a DLNA certified media server, but as you can imagine, for audio it is okay, but for video it's not so great. you can connect a printer to one of these ports as well for sharing with other devices on the network. However, most printers these days are already wifi enabled.

Overall, a very good dual band router that supports many devices easily. Set-up and changing settings was very easy to do (I recommend the manual option to avoid creating an account and keeping all your information stored somewhere else rather than just on the router itself). I would have liked being able to turn off the the guest network's SSID broadcast.


Brother PE540D 4x4 Embroidery Machine with 70 Built-in Decorative Designs, 35 Disney Designs, 5 Fonts
Brother PE540D 4x4 Embroidery Machine with 70 Built-in Decorative Designs, 35 Disney Designs, 5 Fonts
Price: $398.53
20 used & new from $378.95

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost as easy as using a printer; Excellent results; Lots of features too! downloadable designs; Would have loved more memory., November 22, 2014
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We are real noobs and novices when it comes to sewing machines or embroidery machines. My wife and kids are fans of mickey mouse and we got this automatic embroidery machine due to the ability to embroider not only letters and numbers but also tons of other designs for decorating different clothing items. This is so easy to use and the excellent instructions provided with the machine made it absolutely easy for novices like us to produce some amazing embroidery patterns for holiday gifting. Do note that this is an embroidery ONLY machine and is not a sewing machine.

The machine came very neatly packed and there are a number of nice accessories included such as bobbins, scissors, extra sets of needles, embroidery frame, USB cable, dust cover etc. Unpacking was easy and the set of quick start instructions as well as the detailed operation manual had detailed images and provided excellent instructions for getting started. If you want to begin embroidering some complex multi-color patterns, do get some additional bobbins and some extra color threads. The manual has specific instructions on the type of bobbin and threads to use. The mickey design pattern guide also provides what color threads you would need for specific designs.

For beginners, there is essentially very little set-up involved. Unpack and slide the embroidery unit in to the main machine, plug in the power cable and you are ready to start. You begin by winding some thread on to one of the bobbins (four provided - three in the bag and one pre-installed in to the machine). The machine comes with a basic white thread and we started with it and tried a pattern (Welcome) on a dark-colored napkin. After winding, you pop the bobbin in to the machine and then thread the upper thread in to the machine. We loved that fact that there is a nice system that even threads it through the eye of the needle - So, you dont have to struggle manually for this.

Once both threads are in place, you need to place your cloth in between the two frames, stretch and tighten it, pop it in to the machine and start programming the pattern through the touch screen LCD panel. The machine has a number of built-in designs including mickey patterns. You can also connect the machine to a computer and download designs (mostly paid ones, but also some free ones). You can also get an 'embroidery card' which is like an SD card (I would have preferred that the machine accepted SD cards or thumb drives). The negative is that machine has very little internal memory. So you cannot store many patterns on the machine. In our initial pattern, we chose the "font" (three different letter styles), keyed in the letters, their size and hit start. Voila, in a few minutes we had the design nicely embroidered on the napkin - neat!

Our subsequent trials with complex patterns taught us a few things. Sometimes, the thread snaps - the machine automatically stops in such cases - you can then wind the appropriate thread, manually go back a few cycles (by pushing the - button on the LCD) and then start again. If you did not manually go back you often get a "missed portion" in the middle of the pattern. In addition, when the machine starts, it does a thick "holding stitch"; So you see a bunch of thread at the bottom side of the design. Also, you are able to adjust the thread tension if you notice the pattern produced has some loose stitches.

The machine also has a number of other cool features such as generating outline pattern for an 'applique' fabric, auto threading the needle as mentioned above, a neat LCD lamp that illuminates the stitching area, seamless communication with the computer for design downloads and the machine itself is very compact taking less than 2'x1' near our computer table.

Overall, a neat embroidery machine very easy to use even for a beginner, produces very nice results. Would have loved more memory or the ability to directly use usb drives/SD cards. The somewhat odd positioning of the embroidery unit does not make it easy to use existing shirts/blouses. Napkins and other small cloths fit more easily through there than shirt for example.


Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries with Bluetooth Electric Rechargeable Power Toothbrush
Oral-B Pro 5000 SmartSeries with Bluetooth Electric Rechargeable Power Toothbrush
Price: $79.99
2 used & new from $79.99

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cleaning action; choice of several brush heads; has bluetooth! however, the phone app tracks only one user, November 21, 2014
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Circular action power tooth brush with pulsating and oscillating motion that really cleans well. It can connect to your smartphone via bluetooth and help you control setting on the brush and also track your brushing habits.

If you are new to powered toothbrushes, this is a motorized toothbrush where the end of the brush has a circular action and the brush head itself pulsates and oscillates. Therefore, you get complete cleaning by gently pushing the brush head against your teeth. The Pro 5000 model also has a pressure sensor that lets you know if you press too hard. You can use different brush heads depending on what type of cleaning you prefer. There are different modes Daily Clean, Gum Care, Sensitive, Whitening, and Deep Clean depending on your need. In the daily clean mode, the brush beeps every 30 seconds (for each quarter) so that you get an idea of how fast to move the brush.

The new feature in this one compared to the previous model we use is that it can communicate with your mobile phone via bluetooth and the app records your brushing habits. The pressure sensor also alerts the phone so you can track it. I personally think this is an overkill - We dont need an app for everything in our lives - Do we? In addition, my wife and I use a single brush with different heads. However, the software seems to track only one user. The app gives you the option to show news, the weather and your calendar appointments while you are brushing.

The user manual is so lousy - They tried to cover multiple models with a single manual which is such a bad idea. The battery charge indicator keeps flashing very bright and is somewhat annoying. The good thing is that you can change the battery unlike some other brushes.


KitchenAid KTEN20CBER 2.0-Quart Kettle with C Handle and Trim Band - Empire Red
KitchenAid KTEN20CBER 2.0-Quart Kettle with C Handle and Trim Band - Empire Red
Price: $39.99
7 used & new from $39.52

4.0 out of 5 stars True 2 quart capacity, Looks neat! High heat or large flames might damage the porcelain exterior!!, November 11, 2014
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You like warm drinks especially in frigid weather? Here is a neat 2 quart kettle for a large group. We use it for our afternoon tea and hot chocolate. It's truly 2 quart - meaning you can pour 2 quarts and it just reaches the bottom of the spout. The look is quite stylish and the kettle's handle as well as the insulated lid handle are both very convenient.

The exterior is porcelain coated which keeps the water warm a bit longer. However, because of that coating you don't want to use high heat or let flames go to the sides of the kettle. It will damage the beautiful exterior. The one negative here is that it takes a long time to heat water in medium/med high.

It does leak a bit of steam from the lid and also from the spout. Otherwise, this would have gotten five stars from me. Funny - One of my friends pointed out that Sheldon (Big Bang Theory) uses the same kettle.


Electrolux Ergorapido Limited Edition Realtree Xtra Camo Cordless 2-in-1 Stick and Handheld Vacuum EL2003A
Electrolux Ergorapido Limited Edition Realtree Xtra Camo Cordless 2-in-1 Stick and Handheld Vacuum EL2003A
Price: $89.99
4 used & new from $89.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Truely cordless with a 12v battery; useful for the shop or camping trips; doesn't do well on rugs/carpets, November 4, 2014
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Camo and orange? Certainly designed by a guy ;). One more clue - the crevice tool actually stays locked in the handle and you'll never lose it. This is a nice two in one vacuum where a hand held vacuum attaches to a longer handle to use as a floor vacuum. It's truely cordless in that there is a rechargeable 12v battery. No need to plug in to an outlet for it to work (the charger cable is not that long and you wont be able to even if you wanted to).

Assembly is a snap - just one screw to put the two pieces of the long handle together. They have a thick cable that comes in the way which is annoying; You have to fold it a bit and thrust it in before putting the pieces together. After a 24h charge as instructed, the orange light in the upper part of the handle goes off and you're ready to go (with partial charge, the light appears to blink).

Attaching or removing the handheld is literally a 'snap'. The vacuum works well only on hard wood floors - not so well on rugs or carpets. I use it in the garage and it works well for most purposes there. I can see it useful on camping trips too. On the initial test run, a single charge lasted about 35 minutes (mixed usage of handheld, floor modes in low or high power).

I would have loved it if,

1. the charger port was on the handheld itself so that it can be charged w/o being attached to the long handle (I can charge it right on my work table that way).

2. If the dust can be emptied easily. Right now, you have to remove the dust canister and take a filters off before pouring the dirt out. One advantage with this method is that you get to see how dirty the filter is every time you empty. The dust canister could have been a bit larger esp given that they tout usage as a floor vacuum. The current one hold about a cup which is not much.

3. The low or high power option is available only in floor mode and not in handheld mode for some reason.


TCP RLA1327ND LED A21 - 75 Watt Equivalent (13W) Soft White (2700K) Non-Dimmable General Purpose Light Bulb
TCP RLA1327ND LED A21 - 75 Watt Equivalent (13W) Soft White (2700K) Non-Dimmable General Purpose Light Bulb
Price: $24.06
2 used & new from $19.73

5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of light for little wattage; works indoor/outdoors - a pair of these really brightened our driveway!, November 4, 2014
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Rated for indoor/outdoor fixtures, this LED bulb produces a lot of light (75W equivalent) for little power usage (13W). I was a bit skeptical initially since the CFL that we use normally does not look so great (with its spiral structure) and took a while to get real bright. Even then, it was no where close to incandescent we had in brightness. This LED-based bulb is very bright and uses equal or even less watts than the CFL. It's priced about 4x more than the CFL we use - however, it's worth it assuming it has equal or more life.


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