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Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with 3.5mm Audio-out Jack for iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6 and more Smartphones and Tablets - Features Enhanced Bass (Silver)
Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Wireless Headphones with 3.5mm Audio-out Jack for iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6 and more Smartphones and Tablets - Features Enhanced Bass (Silver)
Offered by Satechi
Price: $99.99
2 used & new from $69.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, Excellent Sound Quality, February 9, 2016
Length:: 2:23 Mins

The Satechi Aluminum Bluetooth Wireless Headphones are very stylish headphones that features exceptional quality sound. You can use these headphones at Bluetooth and connect with any Bluetooth enabled device. They also come with 3.5mm audio-out jack which allows you to connect directly to any device with a 3.5 mm input jack.

So the first thing that grabs your attention is how stylish these headphones are. They are made with burnished aluminum and have a very simple clean design. All the controls are on the right headphone. From an aesthetics perspective, this has to be one of the most impressive headsets I have seen.

The earpieces fit nicely on the ears. The earpieces will rotate about 90 degrees and they will extend out of the headband so you can find the right location for fit and comfort.

Pairing up is quick and easy. You can pair with your computer, laptop, tablet, iPhone, Smartphone or MP3/MP4 Bluetooth enabled device. The sound quality is excellent. There is a built in microphone that allows you to make/receive phone calls, participate in Skype calls, computer Webinars, etc.

The headphones are powered by a Lithium ion rechargeable battery. You get between 16 – 18 hours to talk/playback time between charges.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


Bayam Colored Pencil / Art Drawing Wood Pencils /Coloring Pencil Set/ Assorted Colors Barreled Pencils (36 colors)
Bayam Colored Pencil / Art Drawing Wood Pencils /Coloring Pencil Set/ Assorted Colors Barreled Pencils (36 colors)
Offered by bayam
Price: $38.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Selection of Colors - They are Firm, February 9, 2016
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Length:: 1:56 Mins

There is a growing trend among adults to engage in coloring as a way to relax, relieve stress and serve as a creative outlet. The Bayam Colored Pencil / Art Drawing Wood Pencils /Coloring Pencil Set is a very good starter kit or a supplement to your existing supply of colored pencils.

There are 36 different colors in this set. The pencils are sharpened with a nice point. The pencils are 7” long. The colors are very different and cover the color spectrum very well. The colors on the outside of the pencils are a fair indication of the color each pencil will produce.

The color pencils are a little firmer than I am used to. So it takes more pressure and more coloring to apply the color. This of course is a matter of taste. Some people might prefer pencils that are firmer. I have always preferred pencils that did not require much pressure to apply the color. So for me they are taking a bit of getting used to.

I like the quality of the pencils, the neat carrying/storage case and the wide variety of colors. I would have preferred that the pencils be softer, easier to apply the color, but that is my personal preference.

This is an excellent set of 36 colored pencils with a wide range of colors. So you should be able to find the right color for any project.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


Bluetooth Headphones Sport Wireless Earbuds Headset By Nezarco Over the Ear Earphones with Noise Cancelling Sweatproof/waterproof Stream Music Hands-free Call with Mic Apple Iphone 6s 6 6 Plus 5 5s 4s
Bluetooth Headphones Sport Wireless Earbuds Headset By Nezarco Over the Ear Earphones with Noise Cancelling Sweatproof/waterproof Stream Music Hands-free Call with Mic Apple Iphone 6s 6 6 Plus 5 5s 4s
Offered by Always Wireless
Price: $49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars High Quality Earphones, Nice Carrying Case, February 9, 2016
Length:: 2:08 Mins

The Nezarco Bluetooth Earphones provide excellent sound and have a lot of nice features that make them an attractive choice for your Bluetooth needs.

Here is what comes with the package. The earphones, a zippered hard shell carrying case, the charging cable and a pair of additional earbuds.
The earphones are Bluetooth enabled so they will work with any Bluetooth enabled device such as your iPhone/smartphone, computer, laptop, tablet and MP3/MP4 Bluetooth enabled devices.

Pairing up was quick and easy. The sound quality is excellent. All the controls are on the right ear piece. There is the on/off/pair multi-function button. The volume +/-, next/previous track buttons and the micro USB charging port are also on the right ear piece. This is a hands free device. You can make and receive calls on these earphones as well as listen to music.

The cable is a ribbon design so it will not tangle up. The ear supports are very flexible and fit nicely over the ears. This keeps them in place if you are engaging in physical activities like running/jogging or other sports activities.

The earphones are sweat proof/water proof.

They are run by a Lithium ion rechargeable battery. The talk/listen time is about 8 hours, much longer than most earphones like this. Charge time is about 2 hours.

A very good set of earphones. High quality sound, well made.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes


HAVIT HV-H2188D Virtual 4D Vibration Computer Gaming Headphone Headset with Breathing LED Light for PC (Black+Blue)
HAVIT HV-H2188D Virtual 4D Vibration Computer Gaming Headphone Headset with Breathing LED Light for PC (Black+Blue)
Offered by HavitDirect
Price: $35.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable, Excellent Sound Quality, February 9, 2016
Length:: 2:42 Mins

There are a lot of nice features about the Magic Eagle HAVIT HV-H2188D Virtual 4D Vibration Computer Gaming Headset. I found this headset to be very comfortable. The ear pieces are very large and fit completely over the ears. So your ears are not compressed or squeezed down by the ear pieces. The wire supports never touch the head, there is a wide padded band that is tension controlled that sits very comfortably on the head. The tension is very sensitive so there is no pressure on the head.

The sound quality is excellent. There are only two controls. The volume knob is located on the left ear piece and the on/off button for the vibration is also located on the left ear piece. The volume knob is easy to find and control. The vibration button is a tad small and a bit difficult to locate when the headset is on your head.

The connection cable is nylon braided so it does not tangle. I really like that feature. It is permanently attached at the headset end. There are three possible connections to your computer. One is 3.5 mm sound output connection, one is a 3.5 mm microphone connection and there is a USB connection that powers the build in lights and the vibration mechanism. It is important that the audio out, microphone be near a spare USB connection because those chords are only about six inches long.

You can use the headset without the lights and/or vibration. That is purely for special effects when using as gaming headsets.
I primarily use the headset for Skype/Webinar conference calling. I find the sound outstanding for both Skype calls and Webinar presentations. I have also used it to listen to video/music on the computer.

I am very impressed with the comfort and the sound quality of this headset. I can wear it for long periods of time without feeling any pressure on the ears/head.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual
Under New Management: How Leading Organizations Are Upending Business as Usual
by David Burkus
Edition: Hardcover
Price: $17.94

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Strong Case For New Management Practices, February 8, 2016
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The working world has changed from an industrial based workforce managed by a command and control style to a knowledge based workforce managed by a more collaborative style. But according to David Burkus, author of Under New Management, so many of the workplace systems and practices are relics of the command and control management practices. Mr. Burkus argues that it is time for businesses to adapt to the new reality. He makes a very compelling case that to remain competitive, leaders need to bring their companies Under New Management.

Mr. Burkus examines a number of management practices that should be upended and replaced with new approaches. Some of these suggestions will be quite shocking to most leaders. There will be a loud chorus of, “It won’t work here.” For each of the suggested new practices, Mr. Burkus first outlines the current widely accepted practice. Then he makes a strong case why such practice should be changed. This argument is backed up with strong research supporting the proposed new practice. Then he shares case studies of companies who have adopted the proposed new approach and the results they have achieved. Not all companies that have tried the new approaches have met with success. Mr. Burkus acknowledges those failures and points out the reason(s) they failed to achieve the expected results.

The various new approaches that are suggested in the book are:
1. Outlaw Email – especially internal email.
2. Put Customers Second – put employees first
3. Stop tracking vacation days – focus on results
4. Pay people to quit – follow the Zappos (and Amazon) model
5. Make salaries transparent
6. Ban non-compete agreements
7. Eliminate the annual employee review
8. Hire as a team – follow the Whole Foods model
9. Write the Org chart in pencil – make it flexible
10. Do away with the open office concept – it does not work
11. Take a sabbatical – one company closes the entire company for a year every 7 years.
12. Eliminate managers – make the company peer to peer
13. Celebrate departures – Copy the McKinsey model

The author writes in a very engaging style. He cites research studies to back up the claims. While a lot of the proposals are counterintuitive, the cases studies that are presented make a compelling case for adopting new management practices.

Dane Atkinson, CEO of SumAll is quoted as saying, “Great leaders don’t innovate the product, they innovate the factory.” In an age where most products are being commoditized at an alarming rate, it is time to recognize the need to differentiate by bringing new practices into the workplace.


LiftActiv Retinol HA Concentrate Anti-Aging Serum for Deep Wrinkles
LiftActiv Retinol HA Concentrate Anti-Aging Serum for Deep Wrinkles
Price: $41.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Works But has a Slight Floral Scent, February 7, 2016
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Like most women, my wife takes very good care of her skin. She spends a fair amount of time (and money) applying various creams and lotions in order to protect her skin and to reduce the effects of aging. She has used various Retinol products in the past and was eager to try the Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Concentrate.

She was favorably impressed with the results of the Vichy LiftActiv. She felt like it noticeably reduced the wrinkles. This was after the first use and she had continued using it and says she sees continued improvement.

She is very sensitive to various scents and detected a slight floral aroma in the product. She would have much preferred the product to be odor free. It is not so bad that she discontinued use, but if you are sensitive to scents, be advised that this product does have one.

This product is competitively priced according to similar products she has used in the Retinol group. So she is pleased with the results and likes the product with the small complaint about the added scent.

It works as promised.


HAMSWAN® HUHD Wired Stereo Gaming Headset with Removable Microphone for XBOX 360/PS3/PS4/PC/MAC Noise Reduction Also Compatible with XBOX ONE (If You Already Have a Microsoft Adapter or Kinect)
HAMSWAN® HUHD Wired Stereo Gaming Headset with Removable Microphone for XBOX 360/PS3/PS4/PC/MAC Noise Reduction Also Compatible with XBOX ONE (If You Already Have a Microsoft Adapter or Kinect)
Offered by HAMSWAN
Price: $85.99
2 used & new from $35.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Comfortable, High Quality Sound, February 6, 2016
Length:: 1:45 Mins

The HAMSWAN® HUHD Wired Stereo Gaming Headset is designed to work with XBOX 360 or Playstation. But it also serves as a wired headset for listening to music or other audio programs.

Very easy to set-up, simply plug in and you are up and running.

There is an adjustable microphone that is easy to remove. I’m not a big gamer, so I personally tested the headset on a wide variety of other applications. I like the comfort of the headset. The ear cups are well padded and fit comfortably over the ears. I like that the mic is adjustable and once adjusted, it stays in place.

The sound quality is outstanding. I tested it for listening to music and for voice communication on Skype and Webinars. The sound quality was much better than my regular headset I had been using.

I had my nephew test it for gaming purposes. He was impressed with the ease of use, the audio controls and the lights. Of course the sound quality was also impressive.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes


Urbuds QY8 Bluetooth Headphones V4.1 Wireless Stereo Sports Earphone with Bulit-in Mic APTX for iPhone and Andiord Smart Phones
Urbuds QY8 Bluetooth Headphones V4.1 Wireless Stereo Sports Earphone with Bulit-in Mic APTX for iPhone and Andiord Smart Phones
Offered by e-feel
Price: $34.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight, High Quality Sound, February 6, 2016
Length:: 2:16 Mins

If you are looking for a high quality in ear Bluetooth Headphones that are extremely lightweight and deliver excellent sound, then you should check out the Urbuds Bluetooth Headphones.

The Urbuds QY8 headphones use the latest Bluetooth technology to deliver very high quality sound.

The headphones are lightweight and the connecting cord is a ribbon style so it will not tangle. These headphones are ideal for sporting activities.
The pairing is quick and easy. The headphones will work with any device that is Bluetooth enabled. So they will work with our iPhone/Android phone/computer or any other device that is Bluetooth enabled.

The headphones are powered by a rechargeable battery. The charging time is about 2 hours. There is a charging cable included. You get about 7 hours talk time on one charge.

The headphones have a built-in microphone. It can pair with two devices at the same time.

The headphones come with spare earbuds and ear hooks. In addition there is an instruction manual.

These are high quality headphones. Extremely lightweight,


Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger, The Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Battery, 10000mAh Ultra-Compact Fast-Charging-Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More
Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger, The Smallest and Lightest 10000mAh External Battery, 10000mAh Ultra-Compact Fast-Charging-Technology Power Bank for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More
Offered by AnkerDirect
Price: $49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish, Compact, Packs a Lot of Power, February 6, 2016
Length:: 2:30 Mins

We are all using more and more rechargeable devices and these devices come with so many features that the power drain can often require us to recharge them when we are away from our home/office or automobile. Finding a charging outlet can be a pain. In order to ensure that you are never caught without sufficient power, power banks are the answer. And thanks to improved technology, they are getting more powerful and more reliable and best of all, more compact.

The Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger delivers 10000mAh of external battery power. This is enough to charge your iPhone 3 -4 time or your smart phone 3 times.

The Anker PowerCore 10000 is very compact and very light. Much smaller and lighter than similar power banks that provide this level of backup power.

The PowerCore comes with a charging cable USB to Micro USB, a user’s manual and a small carrying bag to store it in your backpack/purse.

It is extremely simple to operate. Simply plug the USB cable into the PowerCore and the micro connection into your Smartphone. (Note you will need a separate Lightening cable for an iPhone). To charge, plug the micro connection into the PowerCore and plug the USB connection into any USB charging device.

There are four blue LED lights that show the charge status of the PowerCore. When the PowerCore is fully charged, all four lights will be on. Three lights indicate 75% charged and 2 indicate 50% charged.

Stylish, compact and powerful.

I was provided a sample at a discounted price for testing and review purposes


Mixcder Ghost Over-Ear Wireless Wired Bluetooth Headphones with Built-in Noise-cancelling Mic(CSR Chips,aptX,Enhanced Data Rate,40mm dynamic Drive,Extra 20 Hours Playing Time,180°Rotating Armband)
Mixcder Ghost Over-Ear Wireless Wired Bluetooth Headphones with Built-in Noise-cancelling Mic(CSR Chips,aptX,Enhanced Data Rate,40mm dynamic Drive,Extra 20 Hours Playing Time,180°Rotating Armband)
Offered by Xfire
Price: $149.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Attractive, High Quality Sound, February 6, 2016
Length:: 2:39 Mins

The Mixcder Over-Ear Bluetooth Headphones deliver outstanding sound quality and are comfortable for extended periods of use.

The ear cups are well padded and fit comfortably over the ears. The controls are well labeled and equally divided with on/off volume control on one ear cup and next track/previous track buttons on the other ear. The ear cups rotate 180 degrees.

The Headphones operate using Bluetooth 4.0 technology. They can be used for your smartphone, computer, MP3/MP4 or any other device that is Bluetooth enabled.

Pairing up is quick and easy. In addition to listening to music, when paired up with your phone, you can make and/or receive phone calls.

The sound quality is quite remarkable. Very high quality, good base and when I crank up the volume there is no distortion.

The headphones operate on a Lithium rechargeable battery. It gives you up to 20 hours of play time and can be recharged quickly with any USB charging device/outlet.

Very attractive, comfortable and outstanding sound quality.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


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