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Targus Versa Type Pivoting Hard Shell Keyboard Case for iPad Air and iPad Air 2 (THZ500US)
Targus Versa Type Pivoting Hard Shell Keyboard Case for iPad Air and iPad Air 2 (THZ500US)
Price: $99.99
31 used & new from $86.64

4.0 out of 5 stars If you in the market for a case for your iPad, give this a look., May 18, 2015
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If your anything like me, you’ve had a bunch of these keyboard/case for your iPads. I’ve like some, hated others but never really fell in love with any of them. Enter the iPad case keyboard wars. I’ve been using the ZAGG PROfolio case, which is pretty good, the best I’ve used so far so lets see how this one stacks up.

What attracted me about this setup was the Pivoting Hard Shell case. I haven’t tested that before. I wonder if it would be cool and still function. Lets take a closer look.

When I travel, I travel light, I take my iPad with a keyboard case and my iPhone. The Targus Versa Type Pivoting Hard Shell Keyboard Case has an understated look that will appeal to executives who don't want to stand out too much. The case has adds a nice grip and resists fingerprints. Just like cases in its class, it uses Bluetooth sync the keyboard to the iPad just and you snap the iPad into the shell part of the case. Case is secure, iPad fits nice, keyboard has a nice feel, there is a magnet to turn off and wake the iPad’s screen. What makes this case different are the viewing angles. It can look like a laptopbut it can also swing around on a pivot and also fold down on the keyboard, screen up.

Bottom line folks, it’s a great preforming nice looking case for you iPad. It has a great feel and keeps your device secure and its portable. With the multiple viewing angles, this just might be my favorite case. I really wish it had a backlit keyboard. Not a deal breaker for me but that feature would be nice. If you in the market for a case for your iPad, give this a look.


Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10" Portable Table Saw with Stand
Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10" Portable Table Saw with Stand
Offered by CPO Outlets
Price: $549.99
3 used & new from $499.00

5.0 out of 5 stars The best feature I love about the Foldability and fairly lightweight for what you can do with it. AWESOME Saw..., May 18, 2015
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I’ve been in the market for a table saw for a while. I currently have Delta table saw and I’m either using it on the floor or looking for something a table-top to put it on. So in comes the Delta Power Tools 36-6020 10" Portable Table Saw with Stand. The best feature I love about the Foldability and fairly lightweight for what you can do with it. I love that it doesn’t take up a lot of space. You won't need another garage space to store this saw.
The mechanics of the saw appear to all be of good quality. All of the adjustments function smoothly and feel solid. The saw is also easy to move around.
The fence is solid and generally functions well. This is a solid piece of equipment.

What I didn’t like: Worst, horrible instructions I have seen in a while. I actually enjoy putting things together and reading the instruction but this POS instructions was the worse I’ve seen. Take some extra time to get everything assembled. You’ll have to figure some things out but once you get it, its worth it.

This is all come down to if you need a stand for your saw or not. I do need the stand for the flexibility and portability so this is a no brainer…get it and plan on a multiday assembly to save yourself from some frustration.


Philips BT2200B/27 Shoqbox Mini Wireless Water Resistant Outdoor Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
Philips BT2200B/27 Shoqbox Mini Wireless Water Resistant Outdoor Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Black)
Price: $47.06
4 used & new from $39.59

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Shoqbox Mini BT2200 offers a pretty good deal for the money., April 30, 2015
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There's no shortage of bluetooth speakers on the market. And the vast majority are horrible. However, the Philips Shoqbox Mini BT2200 brings enough features together to make it worth a second look, especially for a home office or for music in the shower (if that's on your list).

The Shoqbox Mini offers decent sound, an excellent speakerphone and IPX6 water resistance (no problem getting this baby soaking wet), in a compact package and at a compact price of around $59.

Design
The Shoqbox Mini is a tiny device about the size of a hand grenade. It has an attractive, if not exactly exciting, design that makes the speaker sit rather unobtrusively on a desk. You can get it in any color you want, as long as that color is black.

Sound quality
The Shoqbox Mini has a single 1.6-inch speaker driven by 2.8 Watts of power, so don’t expect miracles in terms of sound quality (If ultimate sound is your goal, I suggest our top pick for the Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker, the Logitech UE Boom at $199). That said, the quality of the music you get out of the Shoqbox Mini is pretty good for its size. Bass is pretty much non existent , but there's more bass than many other mini speakers I've listened to, and the midtones and vocals are clear and distinct. This isn't a speaker you're going to use for filling a room with music, but it's well-suited to a home office or a smaller kid's room, where you want to keep volume down, anyway like the beach.

Speakerphone quality
When paired with your cellphone via Bluetooth, the Mini can operate as a speakerphone via its built-in mic. Here, its lack of bass is less relevant. Voices from the other side come across very naturally, far better than the speakerphone on either my cellphone or my landline.

Water resistance & ruggedness
Here is where this thing shines. While many Bluetooth speakers offer IPX4 water resistance (equivalent to a playful splash), the Shoqbox Mini is rated at IPX6, enabling it to take heavy splashing and even mild submersion. YUP I said it….it floats. WWWHHHHHAAAATTTTT it floats! So if you're looking for a little music in the shower or bath, the Mini will work well. Heck, you could even take a conference call in there if you're so inclined.

The Shoqbox Mini does not have an impact resistance rating. However, it seems to be a solid unit that will hold up well under normal use outdoors or in a kid's room.

Features
In addition to the features already discussed, the Mini has an audio input jack, on-board volume controls and a rechargeable Lithium battery, good for about five hours of operating time. I wish the battery life were a little longer.

Value
The Shoqbox Mini BT2200 offers a pretty good deal for the money. There certainly are better Bluetooth speakers out there. And there certainly are cheaper. But if you want an ultra-compact model that delivers on sound, while offering an excellent speakerphone and/or a high level of water resistance, I think you'll be pleased with the Philips Shoqbox Mini.
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Radio Flyer Kid's Ultimate EZ The Best Folding Wagon Ride On
Radio Flyer Kid's Ultimate EZ The Best Folding Wagon Ride On
Offered by Quidsi Retail LLC
Price: $225.29
9 used & new from $219.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I love it! It’s the perfect get-outside-and-play kind of wagon for any kid, April 30, 2015
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Today, I had a chance to work on putting together our Radio Flyers Ultimate EZ Fold Wagon for the boys. Now, I must confess, I assumed that it would be difficult to assemble; however, it wasn’t at all! I have always loved the Radio Flyer wagons: they are WAY cool, classic, well designed, sturdy, innovative, and great for every family outing!

We’ve had just about every version of the Radio Flyer Wagon so there are so many things that I love about the Radio Flyer Ultimate EX Fold Wagon! First, I like how the wagon’s full size with two seats will allow my kids to fit comfortably. This wagon seat also has seat-belts to help keep your children safe while they enjoy their ride. Safety first! Lol. Most importantly, it has a lovely canopy that will keep the sun off your children during those hot days! Don’t need it, you may say? Then take it down, because the canopy is removable too!

The wagon also has cup holders, so you, or your little one, can bring along drinks! But wait there is more! The EZ fold Radio Flyer’s new Ultimate EZ Fold Wagon is just that, easy to fold, and can be stored anywhere.! With one hand you can fold this wagon up with ease. The telescoping handle is for easy transport when folded. You can take it to grandma’s house, to the park for a picnic, or for us the beach or anywhere else!
I mean, I love it! It’s the perfect get-outside-and-play kind of wagon for any kid. The DuraCleanTM fabric is durable, and can be easily wiped clean if you’re worried about spills. A full size wagon with a compact fold to take & store anywhere. For ages 1 1/2 +.


OtterBox Resurgence Power/Battery Case for Apple iPhone 6 - Retail Packaging - BLACK (BLACK/BLACK)
OtterBox Resurgence Power/Battery Case for Apple iPhone 6 - Retail Packaging - BLACK (BLACK/BLACK)
Price: $79.96
8 used & new from $48.69

4.0 out of 5 stars Its worth a look, April 26, 2015
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Known for its durable cases, Otterbox offers two times the battery life with its trusted protection with the Resurgence case. Resurgence provides 2,600mAh of battery power, enough to provide a full additional charge for the iPhone 6. "Resurgence provides two times the battery life and military-grade drop protection, the perfect solution to let you, not your phone, dictate when it's time to disconnect."
Because its specially formulated polycarbonate case is designed to improve impact resistance and absorb energy from drops and bumps, I was expecting something clunky. Instead, the Resurgence is streamlined and compact, with a pleasing rounded design. Wait…..I thought we was talking about an OTTERBBBBOOOXXXXX…these things are HUGE. No so with the Resurgence, it is also the lightest of all the external power cases I own. Status LED lights indicate battery charge levels in 25-percent increments in a cool disc design on the back of the case.
The Resurgence also includes a headphone jack extender in the box, although no headphone extender is necessary when using Apple EarPods. The case is available in four colors: Black, Glacier, Cardinal Red and Mint Ice.

Pros: With the lightweight, protective Resurgence, you’ll never need to worry about dead batteries or a broken phone. It proved to be the most durable case, as evidenced by the number of people whose phones survived a drop from the roof (although I dared not test this myself!).

Cons: This case is difficult to snap on and off. A HUGE Pain in the you know what. You will need to take your time when closing and opening this case. The micro-USB charging slot isn’t easily accessible, since you have to open a slot to reveal the outlet; however, it’s made that way for your phone’s protection and represents only a minor annoyance.


Samsung VU10H3021PY/AA VU3000 Lift and Clean Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, Yellow
Samsung VU10H3021PY/AA VU3000 Lift and Clean Bagless Vacuum Cleaner, Yellow
Price: $183.74
3 used & new from $183.74

4.0 out of 5 stars It has great suction and a detachable piece that is great on stairs. I would recommend this vacuum to others., April 26, 2015
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What's great about it: Does what it's supposed to and has a great detachable piece for stairs. Easy to use, excellent cleaning capabilities
What's not so great: Haven't found anything that's not so great about it.

I have to say I was incredibly impressed! It was really light, navigated well, and its cleaning capabilities were impressive. If you’re not accustomed to the roller-ball action, and used a traditional vacuum you’ll have to learn how to drive this vacuum. But, once you figure out the wrist action, it's a breeze to use. It's incredibly light, making it easy to carry it up/down stairs. . I have hard wood floors and area rugs, the ability to turn the brush roll off for the hardwood floors so that the dust doesn't blow around is awesome! One of our rugs in has tassels - for lack of better word - on the ends, which did get caught in the brush roll, at that point the brush motor actually turned off. I pulled my rug out, pressed a tiny red reset button and was on my way! But my favorite part is the handheld vac. It completely detaches from the upright! So I have been using it to vacuum the dust on my baseboards, get in the corners and crevices of each room, and even getting all the junk under my couch cushions and in the cars.
For anyone contemplating a new vacuum purchase, I'd encourage you to consider this one.

This vacuum compares favorably with Dyson at a lower price. It has great suction and a detachable piece that is great on stairs. I would recommend this vacuum to others.

This product has...
• Enough suction that a single-pass does the job
• Right length hose
• Useful tools
• Great for stairs
• easy to empty
• Long enough cord
• Allergy filtration does the job


Annex Quad Lock Sports Armband Running Kit for iPhone 6 - Black
Annex Quad Lock Sports Armband Running Kit for iPhone 6 - Black
Price: $69.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Well done boys, well done., April 20, 2015
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After trying many different sleeve based arm bands for my iPhone I give up, then the Amazon gave me a chance to review the Quad Lock and its everything I was looking for. My phone can now simply click into their new sports arm band. If the weather is inclement simply use one of their poncho's and off you go. The sports arm band is very easy to use. Access to your phone either by clicking the phone in and out of the arm band or swiping and using the phone while still on your arm could not be more simple and it is extremely comfortable. The adjustable straps allow for all variations of arm size without compromising any of the access features. I have been using the arm band for weeks now and find myself running/exercising more than normal because I feel I can easily and conveniently use my phone to track my efforts without the stresses of a "sleeve" based arm band. Well done boys, well done.


Polk Audio Magni-Fi Soundbar with Wireless Active Subwoofer
Polk Audio Magni-Fi Soundbar with Wireless Active Subwoofer
Price: $379.00
12 used & new from $379.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It offers few frills, but if you're only interested in adding great sound to your TV, the MagniFi is an excellent choice., April 20, 2015
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PROS: Rich bass; Clear dialogue; Slim profile
CONS: Lacks crisp treble tones; No HDMI and no on screen display
VERDICT : The slim Polk MagniFi soundbar produces a ton of bass, and makes movies and TV shows sound great.

Looks can be deceiving, even when it comes to sound. Usually, the size of a speaker is a good indicator of how encompassing the sound will be; bigger is almost always better. Polk's MagniFi defies those expectations. Compared to other soundbars, the MagniFi doesn't take up much space, but its form belies the sonic capabilities packed inside. For enhancing the experience of watching movies and television shows, this unit hits the sweet spot of soundbar price and performance.

At 38 x 3 x 2 inches, the MagniFi features one of the lowest profiles of any soundbar I've tested, which makes it easy to slip the speaker beneath your TV. It's also less likely to block remote signals to the TV — an annoyance you'll find with some taller units. The case houses three 3-inch drivers: center, left and right. On top, the MagniFi includes the unit's controls: Power, Volume, Bass and "Voice," which controls the center channel volume. There's a Bluetooth button for enabling a wireless The unit comes with just one way to connect to your TV: a single optical digital port.

Some other soundbars come with HDMI, which can be more convenient — especially if your TV doesn't come with an optical digital connection. The MagniFi also includes a 3.5mm analog input.
The 13 x 12 x 9-inch wireless subwoofer is larger than many that come with soundbars, and includes a 7-inch woofer. But it's still small enough that you can tuck it in a corner, and the extra oomph really improves the sound.

I connected the MagniFi to my TV with the optical digital audio cable. The soundbar and wireless sub come paired — they synced as soon as I turned them on. If needed, you can manually sync the two by pushing the button on the back of the soundbar and back of the subwoofer. To pair the soundbar with a Bluetooth device you press the Bluetooth button on the unit and then find "Polk MagniFi" in the list of available devices on your phone, tablet or computer. If you have an Android device with NFC, you can pair it by touching the mobile device to the soundbar and confirming that you want to pair.

You can adjust bass and voice to find the right mix for your room. In my setup, I raised the center channel to the max to help offset the deep bass. You can also select between two sound modes —movie or music — to modify the sound. Movie seemed to focus more on the center channel to make dialogue more pronounced.

Because it lacks HDMI, there's no on-screen display…BBBBOOOOOOOO. Instead, LED indicators flash to show levels and modes; again at this price point BBBBOOOOO. It works well enough, mainly because the unit doesn't feature that many options. If you choose Movie, the lights flash in one pattern; if you choose Music, they flash in a different arrangement. Since you have only two choices, it's not hard to remember which is which.

The MagniFi ships with a "credit-card-style remote" — meaning it's small and not very functional. It had limited range, and I found I needed to push buttons multiple times for the unit to react. Fortunately, you can teach your TV remote to control the main functions, like power and volume.

Audio Performance
The MagniFi boasts big, room-filling sound, especially when it comes to movies and television.
The soundbar excelled at both dialogue and action scenes.

The MagniFi's shortcomings only become apparent when playing music. The subwoofer helps songs sound rich, but a lack of treble keeps the system from besting the Sonos Playbar for music playback. On the MagniFi, the drum and bass line at the core of Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk" thumped with plenty of drive, but the horns fell short.

The system doesn't offer a two-channel mode, which is how most music sounds best. When I listened to songs, the music setting sounded better than the movie setting, but it still introduced unneeded processing to the mix.

At a glance, the Polk MagniFi doesn't seem big enough to fill a room with sound, but it does it with ease. With the wireless subwoofer, it shakes and rattles better than other soundbars in this price range, like the Sony HT-CT370. The more expensive Sonos Playbar sounds better for music, but the MagniFi produces much more bass — a key to making the movie- and TV-watching experience immersive. It offers few frills, but if you're only interested in adding great sound to your TV, the MagniFi is an excellent choice.


Sennheiser CX 686G Sports Ear-Canal Headset
Sennheiser CX 686G Sports Ear-Canal Headset
Price: $69.95
13 used & new from $48.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Fans of Sennheiser who trust the quality of German engineering will not be disappointed, April 18, 2015
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Pros: Very comfortable fitment, excellent build quality, great isolation, open/airy sound, fun signature with a well controlled bass slam
Cons: sound is clear but not as detailed (still good for sports headphones), not the most friendly packaging

I realized that a demand for wired headphones is still strong and not everybody is ready to “cut” the chord. If music is a big part of your active lifestyle as you run, jump, climb or bike, you want to be sure headphones stay firmly in your ears with a comfortable fitment. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE wireless headsets, but the added bulkiness and various attachment fins are not for everybody. That is where simplicity of wired 686-series design from Sennheiser comes into play with flexibility of different fitment options across these recently introduced SPORTS headphones.

Arrived in a rather flashy compact package, you are greeted with a full scale view of OCX 686G under a plastic display cover. As you examine the front and the back of the box, you can learn a lot about its Samsung Galaxy compatibility, supporting a variety of other Android phones and tablets as well, all the detailed technical data (specs) and the list of included accessories, and also info about Steri-Touch material used in ear adapters which is anti-bacterial and IPX4 sweat and water resistant.

Once out of the box, I was pleased amazed at how light these headphones feel. Trust me, the reference to “ultra lightweight” is not just a marketing hype, at slightly over 20g (including cable, remote, and everything else in-between) they really do feel lightweight! Along with headset, included were 3 sets of S/M/L eartips with a signature Sennhesier cross-bar at the top across the stem opening. I never found it to affect a sound signature, but it always works great as a stopper so you don’t push eartips too far into the nozzle. Senns also included a durable mesh storage pouch where instead of a traditional drawstring closure they used Velcro for a more secure storage. You can actually use this pouch to store your valuables, like keys or money while you are exercising. Cable clip was also included and already attached, making it convenient to secure cable to your cloth so it doesn’t dangle around. Also there was a comprehensive manual.

Looking closer at the design and the color, you can’t mistake it for anything else but a dedicated sports headphones. It's very clever to use a bright neon green color for additional visibility, especially when you are a runner. Plus, it raises awareness of the cable around exercise equipment - more contrast in comparison to a traditional black cable. Starting with a gold plated 3.5mm headphone plug, it's right angled with a molded strain relief. The plug itself is low profile and small enough to fit most of the smartphone cases. Though being flat, the cable actually has a unique slightly oval shape which helps in keeping it tangle-free and also reduces area of contact with your cloth to minimize microphonics effect. Y-splitter was integrated with in-line remote and has a good strain relief at the common side of it.

Usually, I'm not a big fan of in-line remote down at the y-splitter because that's where the microphone is located, and you want to keep it closer to your face. Here after a number of calls I was able to confirm mic having a decent sensitivity to pick my voice loud and clear without anybody complaining about the quality. The front of the remote has 3 rubbery sealed buttons with volume up/down and multifunction button in the middle. I had no issues controlling Note 4 and S5 volume, and Play/Pause/Call with a single click, skip Next with a double click, and long press for Google NOW. I was surprised that triple-click didn't work to skip Prev, but perhaps it could be configured with some headphone apps (like Jays headset control) by changing sensitivity of triple clicking.

Fit:
Ergonomics of the earhook shape is very comfortable, and you literally don't even feel like you're wearing these headphones. The shell is all plastic and features a sealed in-ear-canal design to block outside noise, no visible vents for the moisture to get in, though I wouldn't dare to submerge it in a water. Just nice to know you can run with these outside even during a light drizzle, and obviously they are IPX4 rated. They also have L/R marking with a little bump next to L to distinguish the side without even looking at it.

Sound:
Honestly didn't have much expectations for OCX 686G sound performance considering it's a sports headset. I did give them a quick listen out of the box and found sound to be a little bassy with more focus on a low end. But I'm glad I waited a few more days of burn in before making my final judgment. That burn in rewarded me with a more balanced sound which still had an enhanced bass and slightly v-shaped signature. The first noticeable improvement was a sound being very open and airy with a rather good layering and separation. Soundstage really opened up with above the average depth and an average width.

I found low end to have a nice fast mid-bass punch with a moderate sub-bass support. Though bass did sound a bit hollow, it still had a nice impact to drive the rhythm, important to keep you going during work out. Also, it was surprisingly well controlled without any bloat spilling into lower mids. Upper mids were smooth and clear, but not very detailed. Maybe slightly recessed, but still nicely balanced with a low end. Treble had a good extension with a sparkle, and still remained sibilance-free and not harsh at all. The sound is definitely not an audiophile quality level one would expect from Sennheiser, but you have to realize these are SPORTS headphones where sound quality is not the highest priority. But nevertheless, they didn't let down in sound quality! Out of many similar sports headphones that I recently tested, I would say they are on the same level of sound quality as Monster iSport Victory, but 686G fitment and comfort level totally destroys Victory.

Overall:
Your fitment preference might vary but I found OCX 686G SPORTS model to be among the most comfortable sports headsets I ever tested! Super lightweight over-the-ear hooks and comfortable in-ear fitment contributed to a perfect design where these headphones feel almost like being glued to your ears, and you don't even feel like you are wearing them. Additional feature of being able to control audio playback of your Android phone including volume adjustment and being able to pick up and answer calls is just an icing on a cake! A decent sound quality where you can actually enjoy the music with a fun sound signature and without being drowned in a muddy bass bloat - that is a bonus!!! Yes, it's a Sennheiser pair of headphone, and no - they don't have a audiophile grade sound. But the fans of Sennheiser who trust the quality of German engineering will not be disappointed, and as a matter of fact, anybody who has been looking for a quality SPORTS wired headphones with a phone control (either Android or iOS specific) will be very pleased with this newly released 686 line!


Philips Norelco FS9185/42 GoStyler Facial Styler
Philips Norelco FS9185/42 GoStyler Facial Styler
Price: $14.95
10 used & new from $14.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for small beards, April 14, 2015
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Great for small beard like mine; trims very well. The key word here great for SMALL beards. I have more of a 5 o clock shadow so this is perfect for me. If grow little facial hair or looking for something to edge you up and clean up the lines on your beard, compare to most, this may meet your needs. This is a daily styler for keeping everything nice and groomed. If you go a couple of days without shaving and grow a lot of facial hair, look elsewhere. If you have a small beard or a 5 oclock shadow and looking for something cheap to keep your lines clean, give this a look. It would have been better if it had been rechargeable. But overall fits my need just fine.


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