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Emoi H0019 Smart Portable Multicolor Lamp Bluetooth Speaker, Touch-Responsive, LED Light, Alarm Clock, Speakerphone, App for iPhone 4s/5/5c/5s/6/6+, iPad 3/4/Air/Mini, Android 4.0 or higer.(White)
Emoi H0019 Smart Portable Multicolor Lamp Bluetooth Speaker, Touch-Responsive, LED Light, Alarm Clock, Speakerphone, App for iPhone 4s/5/5c/5s/6/6+, iPad 3/4/Air/Mini, Android 4.0 or higer.(White)
Offered by EMOI US
Price: $39.99
2 used & new from $39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Big Sound in a Little Package, September 5, 2015
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It's just a little thing barely over three inches tall and easily held in the palm of one hand. With a middle made of metal mesh, a translucent top for light, and a smooth base with easily read and understood controls, this is quite an attractive speaker. It has such a small footprint that a space for this Emoi can be found just about anywhere in a room.

The specs for this multi-function little wonder are shared in great detail in this Amazon listing. First and foremost it's a wireless speaker for your music, but it can also be a lamp, an alarm, and even a speaker phone. The description in the listing is more than ample, but how does this Emoi perform in the hands of a bumbling Potato Head? Quite well, actually.

Pairing with the my Samsung Galaxy was a breeze as was pairing with a Toshiba laptop, and an 8" tablet. An app can be downloaded that controls all the functions of the Emoi, but I haven't tried that yet since so far I am very satisfied with the manual controls.

I played many different music genres on the speaker yesterday and am quite impressed with the performance. Sound gushes out of the Emoi like water from a fire hose, full, robust, and powerful. At the highest volume I detected no audible vibration or crackling or complaining from the Emoi. After the full volume test, I lowered the volume to a more reasonable level for me.

All of the music played through this speaker sounds terrific to these ears. Especially impressive are individual instruments heard in isolation and voices heard with no musical accompaniment. Occasionally a sound would be so impressively clear that I'd sit up straight and find myself blurting "Wow."

As I write this review Money for Nothing by Dire Straits is playing on the speaker , loud, booming, and clear. Percussion might sound better on a hundred dollar speaker, but for the cost of this speaker I don't think a buyer will be disappointed with this Emoi. On a side note, the parakeets on the table are chirping along with the music.

A sampling of the songs and artists played on the Emoi: Queen, Phil Collins, Simon and Garfunkel, Santana, Katy Perry, Muse, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Enya, Theme from Educating Rita, Tomorrow, Carmina Burana, and at the urging of one of his fans even Justin Bieber.

Bottom line - As a reviewer I've sampled at least 20 wireless speakers in the past couple years. This wireless Emoi measures up quite well.

Nitpick Department - It's not easy plugging the charging cord into the speaker but I finally got the hang of it. Turn the button on the bottom speaker to off to keep the light from coming on when you touch the speaker.
Would be nice to get an A/C adapter with the unit. Fortunately I always have a few on hand.


6' Adult Feather Boa (Purple)
6' Adult Feather Boa (Purple)
Offered by Cool Glow
Price: $5.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Purple Fun, September 4, 2015
This review is from: 6' Adult Feather Boa
I got the purple boa for a Ravens fan. It's a deep purple color and wild and crazy like the Ravens fan for which it's intended. The feathers look and feel real on this fun item. Not sure about longevity yet, but for this price if it lasts for a couple days, the boa is a bargain.


Techlo@ Essential Oil Diffuser, Medium Cool Mist Humidifier, Energy Saving Quiet Electric Ultrasonic Technology, Fragrance Scented Oil Aromatherapy Diffuser with 14 Color Changing LED Lamps of DC 24 V, Waterless Auto Shut-off, Run About 4 Hours in Continous Mist Mode, Portable for Home, Yoga, Office, Spa, Bedroom
Techlo@ Essential Oil Diffuser, Medium Cool Mist Humidifier, Energy Saving Quiet Electric Ultrasonic Technology, Fragrance Scented Oil Aromatherapy Diffuser with 14 Color Changing LED Lamps of DC 24 V, Waterless Auto Shut-off, Run About 4 Hours in Continous Mist Mode, Portable for Home, Yoga, Office, Spa, Bedroom
Offered by The LEDshining
Price: $35.99
2 used & new from $25.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Aroma and Mist, September 4, 2015
This diffuser is quiet and begins working almost as soon as it is turned on. I like the simplicity of controls; one button turns the unit on and off, fixes the unit on one color, or lets it change colors in a regular order. To fill simply take off the top and put it back on.
I found that to get more aroma from the essential oils, don't fill with water to the fill line, but only halfway; at full you'll have to add more drops of the oil.
The electrical cord attaches to the bottom of the unit; some might prefer that the attachment be at the back of the unit so it doesn't have to be lifted to be unplugged. Also the unit does come with a plastic measuring cup for filling as do some other diffusers. Some may not like that the two control buttons are on the bottom of the unit just under the cover. Others may like that the buttons are not readily evident to give the unit a clean, unobstructed look.

Bottom line - This is a quiet diffuser with a relaxing array of light colors.


Extreme Treks: Sacred Mountains of China
Extreme Treks: Sacred Mountains of China
DVD ~ Ryan Pyle
Offered by Ryan Pyle Productions
Price: $19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Extreme They Are, September 3, 2015
Watching this video was not my introduction to the amazing Ryan Pyle, having been privileged to read his photo-journal of Chinese Turkestan and having watched in amazement his trek from Mexico to Canada.
The video shares four treks by Pyle to four sacred mountains in Western China: Kaisash, Minya Konka Anme Machin, and Kawa Karpo. The viewer becomes transfixed as Pyle and his posse explore the remote, idyllic wilderness of Tibet, interacting with the natives and Buddhist monks.
It's a spiritual journey for Ryan Pyle as he tests the limits of his endurance and ponders his place in the universe.

The four segments total 185 minutes, so all four could be watched in one sitting. I chose to watch each one separately to better savor and enjoy the intensity of each journey. When returning to the disc, the viewer will see and hear a brief summary of what came before and a preview of what will follow.
From someone who watches few videos - I think the visuals and cinematic techniques are excellent, and the background native music adds to the mood and enjoyment of the film. Occasionally the brightness of the sun was evident as it washed out the narrator's face and the sky.

Bottom line - This Ryan Pyle fan thoroughly enjoyed sharing these adventures vicariously and was even motivated to think about planning an adventure of his own. Now on to viewing Ryan Pyle's "Tough Rides India."


Bento Lunch Box by Lifemark Labs - Stylish Leakproof Microwavable Lunch Kit with 3 Compartments - For Kids & Adults - 100% Food Safe Design - Easy Portion Control - This Clever Container is Dishwasher Friendly - Healthy Eating Starts Now!
Bento Lunch Box by Lifemark Labs - Stylish Leakproof Microwavable Lunch Kit with 3 Compartments - For Kids & Adults - 100% Food Safe Design - Easy Portion Control - This Clever Container is Dishwasher Friendly - Healthy Eating Starts Now!
Offered by Lifemark Labs
Price: $34.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Good Looks and Function, September 3, 2015
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It's the best of both worlds, aesthetically pleasing and utterly functional. Occasionally I'll take a lunch packed in a container with three compartments. By lunch time the three foods are no longer separate, problematic when one of them needs to stay dry. The Bento lunch box solves the problem perfectly, keeping all three foods where they belong and with an impeccably tight seal to boot.

Out of the box I initially found the box frustrating since I needed two hands to hold the container down and two more hands to pry off the lid. A visit to the Amazon listing ended the frustration when I learned the opening secret - push down on the word PUSH in the middle of the container with one hand, and pry up one corner with the other hand. Only two hands necessary , and even a Potato Head can do it.

Two random thoughts -
1. For someone trying to keep food amounts in check, this container is ideal because of its modest height. Binging would be difficult.
2. Because the container is not overly thick, reheating in the microwave is easier and less time consuming.
2.5 I like that the trick required to take off the lid makes food inside safe around the prying hands of curious three-year-olds


Windows 10: Exploration of the newest Microsoft operating system
Windows 10: Exploration of the newest Microsoft operating system
Price: $2.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair at Best, September 3, 2015
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Unlike the other reviewers of this digital book, I found it disappointing. It gives shallow treatment to the odd assortment of topics, is sparsely illustrated and could be better organized. I did learn how to delete apps, but beyond that I learned more about Windows 10 by doing my own exploration. Now looking at the options in physical books.


Generic Purple Swarovski Elements Glass Crystal Heart Shape Amethyst Pendant Necklace for Women
Generic Purple Swarovski Elements Glass Crystal Heart Shape Amethyst Pendant Necklace for Women
Offered by fashioninside
Price: $21.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lavender Heart, September 2, 2015
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It's every bit as beautiful as the photos in the listing indicate, this purple amethyst heart pendant with a double heart - one formed in crystal with multiple facets and one irregularly shaped in gleaming metal. The silver heart gleams differently from different angles because of the embedded Austrian rhinestones.
The chain is attached to the pendant with a sturdy clasp; it's a light chain yet heavy enough to resist those annoying tangles and knots.
We like that the penny-sized pendant is not overbearingly large, yet sized large enough to reveal the intricacies of its detail.

Presented in an attractive black box, the necklace is presented well with two thick pieces of color coordinated foam.
Bottom line - This lovely piece is a good buy.
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Iblue Unisex 21.6 Inch Oversized Canvas Leather Travel Duffel Bag Casual Sports Tote Handbag#012031 (XL, dark grey 21.6'')
Iblue Unisex 21.6 Inch Oversized Canvas Leather Travel Duffel Bag Casual Sports Tote Handbag#012031 (XL, dark grey 21.6'')
Offered by BlueBlue Sky
Price: $79.99
2 used & new from $79.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesomeness in a Bag, September 2, 2015
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It swallows nine bath towels in its' big central cavity without breaking out a sweat. And there's still a little more room up top for a few last minute items whether Potato Heads or potato snacks. Inside are three additional small storage pockets on one side, two zippered and one a slip in; on the other interior side are three additional slip in pockets.
On the exterior is a long but shallow zippered compartment near the handles and on the other side is an unusual north-south zipper sealing a pocket large enough for cell phone or candy bar.

The user can carry this quality bag using the two large leather handles or attach the wide canvas strap that's equipped with leather trim and secure metal clasps. The large strap can then make this a shoulder bag.

I've sampled several other iblue bags and all are made of quality materials and enhanced with extra touches. This bag has a reinforced bottom and four metal "feet" to rest on. Around the perimeter of the bottom is a wide leather trim. Metal and leather extras add stylish good looks and durability to this bag.

The iblue oversized canvas bag is a super travel or weekend bag, one I much prefer to the backpack style of bag.
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Desk Executive Sandbox Bamboo Sand Tray with 3 Geometric Molds and Sands Alive! Moldable Sand - Relieves Stress, Relax, Therapy Sand Play - Exclusive Limited Edition Set!
Desk Executive Sandbox Bamboo Sand Tray with 3 Geometric Molds and Sands Alive! Moldable Sand - Relieves Stress, Relax, Therapy Sand Play - Exclusive Limited Edition Set!
Offered by USA Toyz
Price: $24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Stress Reliever, September 1, 2015
If you have never experienced the Sands Alive sand, you should treat yourself to a bag of the stuff or an elegant, adult set like this one. It's adult only in its aesthetics and design. Get your hands on the sand that's lighter than air, a non gritty sand with a cotton candy feel, and stresses will flow out of your body, through your fingers, into the sand, and out into the black void of bad feelings.

The bamboo box is beautiful with an attractive grain and soft, round corners. Inside box are a bag of the magic Sands Alive Sand waiting to be opened and aired, three bamboo geometric shapes, circle, triangle and angled cube. Users can make the three shapes or multiple shapes and combine the shapes to form personal creations. Add another bag of sand and perhaps build your own miniature castle.

The sand forms are easily extracted from the bamboo shapers and will maintain their integrity if treated gently. Unlike beach sand, you don't need to wet this sand to make it firm or adhere to itself.

This set transcends the calendar and can be used by anyone five to ninety. The box says it's for ages 14+ because if someone is hit by a thrown bamboo mold, it'll hurt considerable. So keep your eyes on any youngsters playing with your executive sand box.

Bottom line - This is a beautiful, nicely priced set that will enhance any desk.

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ANGVNS Women Casual 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Lace Patchwork Dress for Work Cocktail Party
ANGVNS Women Casual 3/4 Sleeve V-Neck Lace Patchwork Dress for Work Cocktail Party
Offered by angvns
Price: $14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish and Pretty, September 1, 2015
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My volunteer model at Spudman Industries loves this little black dress with long sleeves which she called "adorable." The lace on the sleeves and bodice really adds "punch" to the dress. The edges of the lace have been left "unbinded" for lack of a better word that gives the dress and little "edginess" which the younger crowd will like. Again - The maker does a fantastic job on the hidden zippers and this one glides up and down flawlessly. The waist appears to be a little large for a "small" size dress but that may just be on our very petite volunteer. It may have to be taken in a bit for her. All in all, it's a great little dress. Our tester can see it paired with one of those weird head pieces popular in England right now (Princess Kate wears them to functions) and a pair of shiny patent leather 4 inch heels!

Bottom line - This is a great dress for a great buy. You can't go wrong on this one.


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