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BAXIA TECHNOLOGY GoPro Accessories for GoPro HERO 4 3+ 3 2 Black Silver GoPro Camera Accessory Kit GoPro Accessory Kit GoPro Accessories Bundle Kit for GoPro 4 3+ 3 2
BAXIA TECHNOLOGY GoPro Accessories for GoPro HERO 4 3+ 3 2 Black Silver GoPro Camera Accessory Kit GoPro Accessory Kit GoPro Accessories Bundle Kit for GoPro 4 3+ 3 2
Offered by BAXIADirect
Price: $59.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of GoPro Accessories, July 23, 2015
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The BAXIA TECHNOLOGY® GoPro Accessory Kit is designed for the GoPro HERO 4, GoPro HERO 3+, the GoPro HERO 3 and the GoPro HERO 2 Cameras. There are four major pieces to the accessory kit.

The first is the chest strap mount. This harness fits on the chest and has a front mount for the camera. The harness is made of 1.5” wide elastic straps that are adjustable. The straps are all black and have plastic hardware – to it will not rust or corrode. The straps that go over the shoulders are 1” wide. This is well constructed and has a quick release snap in the front.

The second piece is a head mount. This is designed for activities where you want the camera mounted on your head. As the manufacturer says, “not recommended for high impact contact sports”. The elastic straps are 1.5” wide and all the hardware is black plastic, except for the metal screw.

Also included is a selfie stick. Closed it only measures some 8.25”, so it compressed to a very short stick. Fully extended is approximately 43”, so this gives you plenty of length to take nice selfie pictures. There is an elastic safety wrist band to keep the selfie stick from getting lost. In the end of the handle is a standard tripod mount. So you can mount the selfie stick on a tripod for additional ways to take pictures.

The other major accessory is called a “flexible octopus tripod”. This is a mini-tripod, only about 6” high but it provides a very sturdy platform for taking pictures. The really neat thing about this tripod is the flexibility of the legs. Each link in the leg is flexible and can rotate in any direction. This will allow you to twist the tripod around small pipes, small tree limbs, or any other type item.
Included is all the attaching hardware for each of the above listed items.

The only slightly negative thing is that all the accessories comes in zip-lock plastic bags. There is not storage bag or storage case. If you have a sufficiently large camera bag, then that is not an issue. But the zip-lock plastic bags is not a good way to store and carry these accessories.

Four main accessory pieces with necessary hardware specifically made for the GoPro cameras. All items appear to be well made. I would have preferred a nice storage bag, but I realize that would have increased the cost slightly.

I was provided the set at a substantial discount for testing/review purposes.


Sales Management (The Brian Tracy Success Library) (English and English Edition)
Sales Management (The Brian Tracy Success Library) (English and English Edition)
by Brian Tracy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $7.69
27 used & new from $5.21

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Refresher Course on Sales Management, July 23, 2015
If you are in sales management or have your sights set on becoming a sales manager, then you will probably find some useful information in this little book. If you are totally new to sales management, this will give you a great overview of many things you need to know to be successful. If you have been in sales management for a while, then this book should be used as a refresher course.

Brian Tracy has written extensively about sales training and sales management. Most of the ideas in this book can be found in his other training material. The outstanding point of this book is the brevity. He does not bore the reader with endless pages of repetitive information. Each chapter is brief and to the point. There are enough examples to support the premise but there is not a lot of fluff in the book. It is only 118 pages and it measures 4.5” X 6.5” so it would fit in your jacket pocket or certainly in your briefcase or purse.

I found the chapter on terminating people to be one of the most insightful in the book. It is easy to find lots of books on hiring, training and motivating salespeople. But the truth is that all people do not work out and to be a good sales manager, you will need to quickly terminate those people who are not a good fit. Unfortunately this is one area where most sales managers do a terrible job. The chapter on terminating people is well worth the cost and time for reading this book. Doing a poor job of terminating an employee will have an impact on those who still work for you. So you need to learn how to do it correctly. This chapter gives excellent advice on what to do – and what not to do when faced with the unpleasant task of terminating an employee. Keep this book handy and reread that chapter each and every time you are faced with the task of terminating an employee.

The other chapter that I found particularly helpful was on having a structure for hiring salespeople/employees. Most managers follow a seat of the pants approach to hiring employees. This cannot be expected to give the best results. Just like the chapter on terminating employees, the chapter on following a structured process for hiring employees is well thought out and provides some good guidelines for giving you a much better chance of making an excellent hire. Before you hire your next employee, read and follow the suggestions in the chapter on hiring. You will do a much better job.

If you are familiar with Brian Tracy, you will recognize and “hear” his voice throughout the book. As I mentioned, there is nothing really new or groundbreaking in this book. The real value is in the ease of reading and the concise points he makes. A hard cover book at a great price. Well worth the investment.

I was provided a review copy of this book.


Gaiam Sol Premium Yoga Blanket
Gaiam Sol Premium Yoga Blanket

4.0 out of 5 stars Soft, Attractive, Large Blanket, July 22, 2015
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I am not quite sure about the difference between a yoga blanket and a yoga mat. The Gaiam Sol Premium Yoga Blanket is considerably larger than your typical yoga mat. The Gaiam yoga blanket measures 60” X 80” so it is a bit too large to use in a studio/gym where your personal space might be limited. In addition, the material is a soft, organic cotton – so it will slip on a hardwood or tile surface.

As a yoga blanket, it has some nice things going for it. First is the large size. It is also very well made of soft, organic cotton. The colors are a nice soft blue with grey accent stripes. So it is very attractive. It is also a nice thick material, so as a blanket, it will provide warmth. The thickness will soften the impact the floor.

If you intend to use as a yoga mat, you will either need to use on carpet or find some way to prevent the yoga blanket from slipping.

The yoga blanket is easy to care for, it washes well – be sure to follow the instructions.

A nice blanket that has many uses as a blanket other than yoga.


Zookki® GoPro Accessory Kit GoPro Accessories Bundle Kit for GoPro Hero Camera Includes GoPro 4 GoPro Hero 4 Black Silver GoPro 3+ GoPro Hero 3+ Black Silver GoPro 3 Gopro Hero 3 Black Silver GoPro Hero 2 Black Silver SJ4000 SJ5000 SJ6000 Camera Camcorder(Head Belt Strap Mount + Chest Belt Strap Mount + Extendable Handle Monopod + 360-degree Rotating Clip Mount + Kite Line Mount Holder + Bike Handlebar Holder Mount + Car Suction Cup Mount;etc) Sports Camera Accessory Kit
Zookki® GoPro Accessory Kit GoPro Accessories Bundle Kit for GoPro Hero Camera Includes GoPro 4 GoPro Hero 4 Black Silver GoPro 3+ GoPro Hero 3+ Black Silver GoPro 3 Gopro Hero 3 Black Silver GoPro Hero 2 Black Silver SJ4000 SJ5000 SJ6000 Camera Camcorder(Head Belt Strap Mount + Chest Belt Strap Mount + Extendable Handle Monopod + 360-degree Rotating Clip Mount + Kite Line Mount Holder + Bike Handlebar Holder Mount + Car Suction Cup Mount;etc) Sports Camera Accessory Kit
Offered by ZookkiDirect
Price: $99.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of High Quality Accessories, July 21, 2015
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Length:: 4:55 Mins

The Zookki® GoPro Accessory Kit contains a wide variety of accessories designed for your GoPro Camera.

The kit includes a neat, flexible mini-tripod. Each connector on the legs of the mini-tripod are movable/adjustable so you can actually wrap the mini-tripod around a small pole or other object.

Also included is a selfie stick that when closed is just a little over 3" but can extend to 17". On the bottom is a standard tripod mount, so you could mount the selfie stick on a tripod.

There is a head harness and a chest harness. Both are made with high quality elastic bands and have mounting brackets.
Also included is an alligator mounting clip; a bracket for mounting on a bicycle or motorcycle and a flotation device for use when using your GoPro on the water. In addition there is a heavy duty suction cup mounting bracket.
There is plenty of hardware, wrist straps and other mounting accessories.

All the accessories are packaged in stiff carrying case that comes in a cloth bag. I am not sure about the function of the cloth bag other than it is branded with the Zookki logo.

The carrying case is a very nice touch, but it is almost impossible to repack all the accessories in it. There are foam rubber dividers that take up some room and restrict the way you will need to pack things. If you want to use the case to carry your camera, you will need to leave out a substantial amount of accessories.

The other sort of negative is there is no packing list or instructions for exactly how to use the accessories. Most of the items are fairly straightforward, but it would be helpful to have a manual or set of instructions about the optimum way to use all the hardware.
I am impressed with the quality of the accessories and the sheer number you get for the price.

If you are looking for a large number of accessories for your GoPro, this seems to give the best value.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes at a substantially reduced price.


ALLDAYMALL® A88S 7'' inch Quad Core Tablet PC MID, 1GB RAM, 8GB Nand Flash, Google Android 4.4 KitKat , Dual Camera, HD 1024x600 Capacitive Multi-touch Screen, Google Play Pre-load, 3D Game Supported (Advanced version of A88X) Black
ALLDAYMALL® A88S 7'' inch Quad Core Tablet PC MID, 1GB RAM, 8GB Nand Flash, Google Android 4.4 KitKat , Dual Camera, HD 1024x600 Capacitive Multi-touch Screen, Google Play Pre-load, 3D Game Supported (Advanced version of A88X) Black
Offered by Alldaymall
Price: $59.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Impressive For The Price, July 21, 2015
Length:: 2:29 Mins

I was very impressed with this little tablet. It's much better than the one I had previously and seems to be quite a good value.

I admit, I was a bit worried initially when I saw the presentation box, which is labeled "Android Table PC" (instead of Android *Tablet*). But those fears were quickly put to rest.

The box contains the tablet, a charging cable, a USB connector cable, a standard USB adapter, and an instruction manual. I was pleased to see that the manual was well-written and gives plenty of information, unlike others I've seen with generic devices. The manual is particularly helpful if you're new to the Android operating system, which can be confusing if you're accustomed to a PC or a Mac; while the instructions don't explain everything, they provide a good bit of detail about the basics.

The tablet I received was partially charged already. While I haven't worked the battery down to zero before recharging, I estimate that it takes about 100 minutes to fully charge the tablet. I was able to use the tablet for over an hour from a fully charged state and still had more than 50% battery life left.

I found the touchscreen to be very responsive; sometimes I'll have to tap something twice, but I think that's true of any touchscreen. It worked well for me even near the edge of the screen, which seems to be a problem area for some devices.

If you like, you can attach either a USB mouse or keyboard to the tablet with the included USB adapter. I was extremely impressed with this feature, since I find typing on a touchscreen pretty tedious. For this reason alone, I'd buy this tablet before a competing model that doesn't support peripherals. (One note: the owner's manual does warn that using peripherals with the tablet will drain the batteries faster.)

The screen image is crisp and very clear. The brightness does change as you tilt the screen, so tilting it too far will make the screen difficult to read. I don't really consider this to be a problem, but it may bother some users.

The camera quality is somewhat poor. Many of the test pictures I took with it were grainy or blurred, and I experienced a strange color tinting on some images. However, I find that built-in cameras on phones and tablets are generally not that good so I don't consider these results to be terribly unusual. If you want to take pictures, use a real camera instead.

Since this is an Android tablet, Google and Google Play come pre-installed along with a few basic utilities like a clock and calendar. The tablet is refreshingly free of pre-loaded junk applications - another huge point in its favor.

One other observation: I did find the tablet became slightly warm after being used for a while, so I'd be cautious about using it for a long time if it's in a case that would trap the heat and prevent the tablet from getting adequate ventilation.

I was provided a sample at a substantially reduced price for testing/review purposes.


DAOTS iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus/iPhone 5S/iPhone 5 Camera Lens Kit for Apple iPhone 6/ iPhone 6 Plus/ iPhone 5S/ iPhone 5 Including 4X-12X Zoom Telephoto Lens/ Fish Eye Lens/ 2 in 1 10X Macro & 0.65X Wide Angle Lens, 1-Year Warranty
DAOTS iPhone 6/iPhone 6 Plus/iPhone 5S/iPhone 5 Camera Lens Kit for Apple iPhone 6/ iPhone 6 Plus/ iPhone 5S/ iPhone 5 Including 4X-12X Zoom Telephoto Lens/ Fish Eye Lens/ 2 in 1 10X Macro & 0.65X Wide Angle Lens, 1-Year Warranty
Offered by DAOTS
Price: $49.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality Lenses for Enhanced Photos, July 18, 2015
Length:: 2:06 Mins

I can remember when Americans used to joke about the Japanese tourist taking pictures. Now it seems that Americans are taking more pictures than the Japanese tourist ever did. With the high quality digital cameras being standard on all cell phones, we have become obsessed with taking pictures. But up until now, most of the pictures had a very limited range. Most Smart Phones did not have the capability of taking close up shots, wide angle or fish eye shots. Now all that has changed.

DAOTS Camera Lens Kit includes a 4X-12X Zoom Telephoto Lens, a Fish Eye Lens and 2 in 1 10X Macro & 0.65X Wide Angle Lens. There are adaptor cases that will fit an iPhone 6+, iPhone 6 and iPhone 5. Simply slip the phone into the case and screw the lens in.

All the lenses comes with screw on lens covers - this protects the lens when not in use. This is what you would expect from a quality lens, but it was certainly nice to see this included.

There is a miniature tripod included. You will need to slip the o-ring over the telephoto lens and then screw the tripod into the o-ring. The tripod legs will extend out. This makes for a great platform to steady the camera/lens.

The lens focuses just like any other camera lens. Simply twist the lens to bring the picture into focus.

In case you do not have an iPhone, there is a clip that you can screw the lens into and then clip onto your phone.

The set comes with two velvet carrying bags, one for the telephoto lens and one for the smaller lenses.

This is a well-designed, high quality set of lenses that will add lots of excitement to taking pictures with your Smart Phone.

There is a one year warranty on the parts.

I was provided a sample at a significant price reduction for testing/review purposes.


Tomameri Blue Portable MP4 Player MP3 Player Video Player with Photo Viewer , E-Book Reader , Voice Recorder with 16 GB Micro SD Card
Tomameri Blue Portable MP4 Player MP3 Player Video Player with Photo Viewer , E-Book Reader , Voice Recorder with 16 GB Micro SD Card
Offered by Tomameri
Price: $59.99
3 used & new from $22.09

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of Features for a Competitive Price, July 18, 2015
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You get a lot of features in the Tom America INC Blue Portable MP4 Player MP3 Player. As you probably know getting more features is generally a trade-off. The more features you get, you have to give up something in quality. This is no exception. This device will do a lot of things but please do not expect the performance to be up there with the much higher priced devices. You are getting a lot of features for the price.

You get an MP3 player and an MP4 player – but please be aware that it will only play video in an AMV format. You might think that MP4 means it will play in MP4 format. That is not the case. In addition, it can serve as a photo viewer, an ebook reader and a digital voice recorder. While it can perform the first two functions, remember the screen only measures 1.78” diagonally, so the viewing screen is quite small. I would not try to read anything very long on that screen.

The Player comes with a 16 GB Micro card. This card is external, so you could remove the card and use it in other devices.

The instructions leave a little to be desired and the operations is not as intuitive as some other MP3 players I have used. So you will need to really pay attention to the instructions.

The earphones are not high quality. They will do, but if you have a spare set of earphones, you might want to use them.

The aluminum case is quite attractive. The player is slim and actually looks very good. You get a lot of features at a very competitive price. Just make sure you set your expectations properly and I think you will be satisfied with what you get.

I was provided a sample at a significant price reduction for testing/review purposes.


Bluetooth V4.0 Wireless HD Stereo Headset with Microphone | Headphones,Earphone,Earbuds | Echo & Noise Cancelling |Connects 2 Phones| Ear Hook/Clip, Hands Free, Universal for Apple iPhone 6/Plus/5S/5/5C/ 4S/4/Samsung Galaxy S5/S6/Edge/Note 3/4/S4 HUAWEI and Compatible with Android Devices (Black)
Bluetooth V4.0 Wireless HD Stereo Headset with Microphone | Headphones,Earphone,Earbuds | Echo & Noise Cancelling |Connects 2 Phones| Ear Hook/Clip, Hands Free, Universal for Apple iPhone 6/Plus/5S/5/5C/ 4S/4/Samsung Galaxy S5/S6/Edge/Note 3/4/S4 HUAWEI and Compatible with Android Devices (Black)
Offered by VinInno
Price: $32.98
2 used & new from $32.98

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, High Quality, Excellent Sound, July 18, 2015
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This is a very stylish, modern looking Bluetooth V4.0 Wireless HD Stereo Headset with a separate microphone. The microphone actually booms out about 3”, like the headsets I am used to. The microphone boom will swivel up and down or rotate so you can find the best position. The microphone employees noise cancellation so that you eliminate echo and background noise.

The Bluetooth Headset will operate with Apple or Android operating systems and it will operate with any other Bluetooth transmitter. The audio reception is excellent.

Pairing up is very easy and once paired up the Bluetooth Headset will remember the device it was last paired with. You can pair up two Smart Phones at the same time.

The ear piece fits very comfortably and snug over the ear. There is a multi-function button on the mike boom and the volume up/down next/last selection is behind the ear piece.

The packaging is very well done – giving you a feeling that you are a superior product. It comes with a micro USB to USB charging cord and additional earbuds.

I tested it both for taking cellphone calls and for listening to music. The sound quality was excellent for both functions. I set the volume very low and the sound was crisp and clear. I could have increased the volume but it would have been too loud.

Very stylish, fits comfortably and sounds great. A high quality Bluetooth Headset at a very nice price.

I was provided a sample at a substantial price reduction for testing/review purposes.


Winkine Women Retro Canvas Hobo Bag - Tote Bags - Cross Body Handbags with Shoulder Strap
Winkine Women Retro Canvas Hobo Bag - Tote Bags - Cross Body Handbags with Shoulder Strap
Offered by EM Store
Price: $38.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Attractive, Durable, July 18, 2015
Length:: 2:36 Mins

The Winkine Women Retro Canvas Hobo Bag is made of heavy duty canvas on the outside. The horizontal stripes are a nice pastel color, so it is not too bright. The stitching is strong and well done. There is faux leather logo patch on the front and the same faux leather trim on the top.

On the back of the tote bag is a zippered outside pocket. This could be used for your cell phone or sunglasses. On the inside there are two zippered compartments on one side. The compartment up against the outside is fairly small, the other compartment is much larger. On the opposite side of the bag are two open pockets for storage.

The interior lining is strong and appears to be quite durable. There is a lot of room in the general compartment.
The Tote bag measures approximately 15.8" X 13.4" X 2.5". It could hold a small laptop or a lot of personal gear that you might take on a beach outing or to the mall. There are two built in handles at the top of the bag but there is not a lot of room, so it might not be that comfortable to carry as a handbag. There is an adjustable shoulder strap that snaps on the two loops on either side of the bag.

This bag appears to be well made, durable stitching and looks like it would wear well as a general purpose tote bag. You can certainly use it as a carrying bag for a small laptop, tablet or your personal possessions for a trip to the beach or mall. Well made, attractive and appears to be durable.

The bottom of the bag is reinforced with extra canvas to give it additional durability.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


Walter's Way
Walter's Way
by Walter Scherr
Edition: Hardcover
2 used & new from $25.00

4.0 out of 5 stars A Real Feel Good Story, July 17, 2015
This review is from: Walter's Way (Hardcover)
It is very interesting to reverse engineer a successful product or life story and try to figure out the process that lead to the success. In a sense, Walter’s Way can be thought of reconstructing the life of Walter Scherr to uncover the steps that lead to a remarkably successful life.

Walter’s Way is a memoir of the life of Walter Scherr. He was not born with any special talents, did not come from a historically significant family and did not attend one of the Ivy League schools. Yet he lived a remarkable life. I would say that by any measure you choose to rate his life, it was a success.

Instead of going off to fight in WWII like all his friends, he spent his early years in a TB hospital. After successfully surviving the TB scare – which in those days was quite the feat – he went to work for a defense contractor Sperry. His field was accounting, but he quickly was promoted into management. There was not anything particularly notable about his success. In part it was being at the right place at the right time, having the right attitude and doing whatever the job demanded. So the big lesson to be learned is that opportunities happen all the time. It is up to us to be prepared and to accept the challenge to make the most of the opportunity.

After Sperry, Walter got into a newly emerging business – the Fax machine. Here he used is extensive network of contacts to quickly build the business. Unfortunately, he Japanese partners were not as trustworthy as he had thought. He should have earned much more money from the adventure but he learned and moved on.

Walter also made a movie, got into renting videos for use on tanker vessels and finally the hi-tech business.

What is so remarkable about his life is that he was able to function successfully in a wide variety of industries. Walter had no special advantages. He was honest, hard-working and took care of all the people helping him achieve success. He displayed outstanding leadership qualities no matter the company or the circumstances.

The book is very conversational and easy to read. It starts a bit slow, spending a little too much time on his youth and the TB hospital. But the pace picks up nicely once he enters Sperry.

If you enjoy reading a feel-good story about an everyday person who creates an extra-ordinary life, then you will certainly enjoy this book.

I was provided a review copy of this book.


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