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Sunnytech® Solar Powered Led Reading Foldable Emergency Lamp Light,USB Battery mobile Phone Charge Power Bank Function,touch Control,brightness Adjustable,modern Candle,green Energy,highlight, Eye Protect,durable,for Camping,traveling Outdoor Activity
Sunnytech® Solar Powered Led Reading Foldable Emergency Lamp Light,USB Battery mobile Phone Charge Power Bank Function,touch Control,brightness Adjustable,modern Candle,green Energy,highlight, Eye Protect,durable,for Camping,traveling Outdoor Activity
Offered by WeiHeng
Price: $69.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great For Emergencies, September 2, 2014
The Sunnytech® Solar Powered LED Reading Foldable Emergency Lamp Light is a neat, compact solar powered light that would be great for camping trips or emergencies if you find yourself without power. The design is really nice, that is it folds down to a compact rectangular shape about 8" by about 3" X 2". The light arm extends up and can be rotated, to allow the light to be focused in different directions.

The lamp can be charged by plugging it in to a wall outlet or it can be charged by solar/light. The solar power cells are on the bottom of the base.

There is also a USB charging port on the side of the lamp that is intended to allow the user to charge other small portable devices such as Smartphone and/or MP3 players. While the intention is great, the output was not powerful enough to really do what it was intended to do.

There is a switch on the side of the lamp where you select the function "USB/Off/Lamp". In the LED mode, the light can be turned on and it will give adequate light for about a 5-hour period. In the LED lamp mode, you can adjust the brightness of the lamp by depressing the button at the center of the base.

There are a couple of drawbacks. As mentioned earlier, the USB charging does not provide sufficient power to be very effective. There apparently is no automatic cut-off for the internal battery - either in the A/C or solar charging mode. And there is no indicator that tells you the level of charge on the battery.

So for providing emergency light, this is a great little lamp. Some of the other features do not work as well as you might expect. For the LED light and the design of the lamp, I would rate this as a 5 Star. For the other features I would rate as a 3 Star - If I split the difference, I get a 4 Star overall.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


Spiral Vegetable Slicer - Staineless Steel Special Japanese Blades - 2 Julienne Sizes Professional Spiral Cutter - Perfect Spiral for Low Carb Healthy Vegetable Meals - Hand Cutter - Carrot, Potato, Zucchini, Cucumber - Dishwasher Safe & Easy to Clean - Good and Easy Use - No Questions Asked Lifetime Guarantee
Spiral Vegetable Slicer - Staineless Steel Special Japanese Blades - 2 Julienne Sizes Professional Spiral Cutter - Perfect Spiral for Low Carb Healthy Vegetable Meals - Hand Cutter - Carrot, Potato, Zucchini, Cucumber - Dishwasher Safe & Easy to Clean - Good and Easy Use - No Questions Asked Lifetime Guarantee
Offered by Bluelife Enjoy Yourself
Price: $39.90

4.0 out of 5 stars Spiral Slicing Vegetables Made Easy, September 2, 2014
If you have ever wanted to duplicate the spiral slicing of veggies you see in restaurants, now you can. The Bluelife Spiral Vegetable Slicer makes slicing long strands of vegetables simple and easy.

One word of caution. Be careful. The blades In the Bluelife Slicer are extremely sharp.

The operation is rather simple. The slicer is shaped like an hour glass - with a different size blade on each end. Simply take a veggie, such as a cucumber, a carrot, squash or zucchini and place the vegetable in the slicer and turn the veggie like you would a pencil in a sharpener. Presto you get julienne slices of uniform thickness. The strands of veggies can be as long as you like.

The slicer works better with thick vegetables. The thinner the vegetable, the more difficult it is to get the desired results - so very thin carrots are going to be a bit of a problem. Also seeds tend to clog up the slicer, so cucumbers can be a bit of a challenge.

The Bluelife Slicer is well made and it comes with a lifetime guarantee. It is dishwasher safe but I would recommend hand washing. The slicer comes with a brush for cleaning and I highly recommend that you use the brush for cleaning around the blades. They are sharp.

This little slicer is very handy and can add some variety to your dishes. If you are cooking things that require julienne vegetables, this is exactly what you need. I would much rather have a mechanical tool than an electric one. Nothing to break down or go wrong.

The Bluelife Slicer would also make a great gift for any serious cooks on your gift list.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


SPEED Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement for HP 564XL (CN684WN) (2xBlack, 1xCyan, 1xMagenta, 1xYellow, 6-Pack)
SPEED Remanufactured Ink Cartridge Replacement for HP 564XL (CN684WN) (2xBlack, 1xCyan, 1xMagenta, 1xYellow, 6-Pack)
Offered by SPEED™
Price: $17.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality Remanufactured Ink Cartridges, September 1, 2014
I think most people know that the printer manufacturers follow the razor blade industry model - sell the razor at a bargain price and make the money on the blades. The printer manufacturers follow the same model - sell the consumer a printer at a bargain price and make the money on high margin cartridges.

In my experience, remanufactured cartridges perform on par with OEM (original equipment) at a small fraction of the cost. If you use an inkjet printer for even a moderate volume of printing, it can become quite expensive. The only way to solve that problem is to switch to remanufactured ink cartridges.

I found that the SPEED Remanufactured Ink Cartridges performed very good in actual printing conditions. Like all print cartridges, they must be handled properly. So long as you follow instructions, you should not experience any problems with them. I did not.

For most people, black ink is the predominant color used. The set comes with 2 black cartridges and one each of yellow, cyan and magenta. I found the printing to be crisp and clear. There was no running or smudging.

I did not try to test the capacity of the cartridges. There are far too many variables to be able to do a meaningful test. I believe I am getting the same or greater output as I was using original manufacturers cartridges.

All in all, I think these cartridges represent a very good quality product and are an exceptional value considering the price.

One word of caution. Make sure you have carefully checked your printer model number. Trying to install an incorrect printer cartridge will only lead to problems.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


Kootek® Adjustable Flexible Quick Release Plate Tripod Stand Holder for iPhone 6 5s 5 4s 4, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 Note 3 2 and other Android Smartphones with Wireless Bluetooth Camera Remote Control Shutter Release and Tripod Mount for Gopro Hero 3+ 3 2 1 DSLR Digital Camera Camcorder (Black with Shutter)
Kootek® Adjustable Flexible Quick Release Plate Tripod Stand Holder for iPhone 6 5s 5 4s 4, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 S3 Note 3 2 and other Android Smartphones with Wireless Bluetooth Camera Remote Control Shutter Release and Tripod Mount for Gopro Hero 3+ 3 2 1 DSLR Digital Camera Camcorder (Black with Shutter)

5.0 out of 5 stars Greatly Improve Your Selfies, September 1, 2014
In an age when it seems that everyone is taking selfies, along comes a neat package of gadgets that will really improve many of your selfies.

First, lets go over all that is included in the Kootek package:
1. A 10.5” flexible tripod
2. A tripod mount
3. A Bluetooth enabled remote shutter
4. A waterproof carrying bag
5. A Smartphone clamp

The tripod is very neat. It stands 10.5” high and the legs are flexible. That means that they can be adjusted by flexing any one or all of the legs. This is quite handy in adjusting the camera on an uneven surface or in getting the camera to the right position for taking a picture.

There is a tripod mount that is adjustable and it also snaps into place. Along with the mount is a Smartphone clamp that you can safely secure your Smartphone in place for taking pictures.

The package comes with a Bluetooth enabled remote shutter. Pair up the Bluetooth remote shutter with your Smartphone and you can remotely control the camera shutter – thus taking selfies of yourself or a group picture and making sure everyone gets in the picture.

Lastly there is a waterproof carrying bag that will hold everything except the tripod.

While the Kootek set is primarily designed for a Smartphone, I found it very helpful to mount my 35 MM DSLR to take pictures/videos. The tripod was sufficiently sturdy to support the large camera and it was flexible enough that I could position the camera at an angle without the camera tipping over.

I really like this set and have had nothing but excellent experiences with it. If you want to improve your selfie pictures, take more interesting shots and expand the range of shots, the Kootek tripod set is a must have.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


OxyLED T-03 Bright Wireless Motion Sensing LED Wall Light / Night Light/ Step Light for Pathway / Staircase / Garden / Yard / Wall / Drive Way
OxyLED T-03 Bright Wireless Motion Sensing LED Wall Light / Night Light/ Step Light for Pathway / Staircase / Garden / Yard / Wall / Drive Way
Offered by Hisgadget Inc
Price: $16.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful, September 1, 2014
If you have ever watched the TV show Shark Tank, you have certainly seen plenty of inventions that were "solutions in search of a need." The OxyLED T-03 Super Bright Wireless Motion Sensing LED Wall Light is just the opposite, It is a solution for a common need. A light that automatically comes on when needed in places where it would be difficult or costly to run wiring and mount a light.

The OxyLED has two sensors - one to detect the ambient light and another to detect movement. So if the area is sufficiently lit, the LED will not come on. It only comes on when there is insufficient light in the area and when there is motion from a person in the area.

This makes the OxyLED an ideal solution for many places - a basement, a stairwell, a child's room, or a hallway. The OxyLED mounts to the wall using an adhesive tape strip on the back. So it is simple and easy to install.

The OxyLED operates on 4 AAA batteries (not included). The light is attached to the strip by magnets so it is easy to take down to change the batteries. But since the light is only activated by motion, remains on as long as there is motion within the effective area of the motion sensor - 120 degrees outward from the light and up to 10 feet away, and the light turns off 30 seconds after there is no further motion, the batteries should last a very long time.

The LED lights give off sufficient light to illuminate the area but are not as bright as some overhead lights that might disturb someone's sleep (like in a child's room).

I found the OxyLED motion sensor light very impressive. I mounted it on the wall in the stairwell. Even though I had an overhead light there, I prefer the OxyLED. I don't have to turn off the overhead light and the LED provides sufficient light but does not create light that might disturb others.

All in all, this is a very handy light. I can think of many applications that the OxyLED provides a perfect solution.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Stop Annoying Barking, August 30, 2014
Shock collars have been around for years. When they first came out years ago, the technology was not nearly as advanced as it is now. One of the main concerns dog owners have is the safety of their dog. In other words, will the shock collar harm their dog? Testing it on your own arm might prove that it does hurt you, but for me that did not mean it would not hurt the dog. So the only way to know for sure was to give it a try.

The instructions say that it is designed for dogs over 11 pounds. If you have a very small dog, I would not try this collar.

The collar is a durable fabric and easy to fit around the dog’s neck. You can adjust the sensitivity level. The collar will give a graduated shock, increasing through 7 levels. Once the dog has stopped barking for at least 30 seconds, the collar automatically resets to the lowest level.

This technology has proven very effective for the majority of dogs. It worked just fine for the dog I tested it on. The dog did not seem to experience any pain, just a mild surprise and then quickly learned the cause and effect. The barking stopped over a period of a few days.

There are plenty of very similar shock collars on the market. This one seems to have all the latest features and the price is very favorable compared to some shock collars on the market.

If you have a dog with a barking problem, you really owe it to yourself (and probably your neighbors) to give this collar a try. It will not harm the dog and it can stop the barking.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


ZeroLemon® MFI Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable 10ft / 3m for Iphone 5s / 5c / 5, Ipad Air / Mini / Mini2, Ipad 4th Generation, Ipod 5th Generation, and Ipod Nano 7th Generation + Silver Car Charger 5.1amps / 25.5w Triple USB Aluminum Shield Rapid Charger
ZeroLemon® MFI Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable 10ft / 3m for Iphone 5s / 5c / 5, Ipad Air / Mini / Mini2, Ipad 4th Generation, Ipod 5th Generation, and Ipod Nano 7th Generation + Silver Car Charger 5.1amps / 25.5w Triple USB Aluminum Shield Rapid Charger

5.0 out of 5 stars Extra Long, Well Made, August 30, 2014
The name (Zerolemon) gives you a sense that the company is committed to high quality products. It will not produce any lemons. There are two things that are immediately apparent about the Zerolemon 8-pin USB Charge & Sync Cable. The first is that it is 10' long. This is a real added benefit. So often the cables are too short that it is inconvenient to use.

The second thing that is apparent about the Zerolemon cable is that it is larger than your normal cables. It appears that it is either a larger gauge wire or that there is more insulation around the cable. The ends of the cable appear to be better reinforced that some of the cables I have used.

The cable is Apple certified - that means that Apple has given it their seal of approval - that the cable meets or exceeds Apple's requirements.

It is designed for and will work on your iPod, iPhone and/or your iPad.

The cable has worked as expected for me and I expect that it will outlast the products I am using it for. Well made and plenty long enough.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


Eparé Battery Operated Wine Aerator (EPWE01) | Alternative to Traditional Decanters and Spout Pourers
Eparé Battery Operated Wine Aerator (EPWE01) | Alternative to Traditional Decanters and Spout Pourers
Offered by Eparé
Price: $29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An Alternative to Natural Aeration, August 30, 2014
Even a casual drinker of wine knows that you need to let the wine breathe before drinking it. Red wines need more time to aerate than white wines. The traditional method is open the bottle and let stand for up to half an hour before pouring. Then swirl the wine in the glass for natural aeration.

The Eparé battery operated aerator is designed to aerate the wine faster than the conventional method. The Eparé aerator is battery operated, requiring 2 AAA batteries (not included). Load the batteries and attach one of two wands and the aerator is ready to go. There are two wands – one for a single glass and one to aerate a bottle. If you are aerating a glass, use the shorter wand, place the tip of the wand in the glass and press the on button. The aerator will bubble air through the wine and will cut off after 30 seconds.

To aerate a bottle, use the larger wand, insert the tip of the wand into the bottle and press the on button. The aerator will automatically stop after 30 seconds. Repeat 2 or 3 times. The forced air in the wine will aerate the wine and should bring out its full flavor.

I am not sure how wine purists feel about mechanical aerators. I suspect that there is a certain group that protest against anything but the traditional, natural aeration. But if you would like your wine thoroughly aerated in a couple of minutes, then this is certainly the way to go. It will also create quite the interesting conversation about wine aeration among your guest.

The Eparé wine aerator comes with a very attractive storage vase. The unit is very modern and sleek looking. Eparé is known for its quality and stylish products and this one certainly fits into that category.

I was provided a sample for testing/review purposes.


Belkin Tablet Stage Stand for Presenters and Lecturers for Tablets from 7-11 Inches (B2B054)
Belkin Tablet Stage Stand for Presenters and Lecturers for Tablets from 7-11 Inches (B2B054)
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77 used & new from $140.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Heavy, Sturdy Presentation Stand, August 30, 2014
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Giving a presentation at many local venues requires the presenter to wing it - there is often no teleprompter or projection equipment. So the quality of the presentation is often compromised. Couple that with the rise in popularity of the tablet and with so many of the presentations stored on tablets, there is a real need for a projection stand designed especially for tablets.

Belkin has created a very nice presentation stand designed for tablets ranging in size from 7" to 11". This is the model B2B054

The base of the stand is quite heavy. It measures approximately 13" X 15.5". The base gives the stand a solid support base. It would take a bit of effort to tip over the presentation stand.

It is easy to assemble, requiring only 5 screws that are tightened using a Phillips head screwdriver. The rotating arm allows you to position the tablet - either vertical or horizontal - where you choose. It has an LED light to illuminate the workspace. It requires 3 AAA batteries which are included.

There is a cable management system that keeps all the wires/cables organized and out of the way.

You can buy an App - for $5 - that allows you to turn the tablet's camera into a projector.

This stand is well made, clean, functional. There is a lot of thought put into the design of the presentation stand. It is fairly expensive and you will need to be doing a fair number of presentations to make it worthwhile.

The model B2B054 is not designed to be portable. If you are looking for a truly portable presentation stand, I would suggest the smaller stand. This one is quite heavy and is better suited as a permanent stand. You could carry it around on some rare occasions, but it is quite heavy and a bit cumberson. It is ideal for a fixed location.


Fisher-Price Jake and The Never Land Pirates - Jake's Battle at Shipwreck Falls
Fisher-Price Jake and The Never Land Pirates - Jake's Battle at Shipwreck Falls
Price: $49.97
3 used & new from $49.97

4.0 out of 5 stars Loud but Entertaining, August 30, 2014
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Jake and Never Land were not around when I was growing up. So for me this was a new set of characters. I was not sure my niece’s 2 year old would know about Jake and Never Land. I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that she not only knew about it, but also was a fan.

My first impression is that is takes a bit of doing to get the ship out of the box. It comes well secured. Once I discovered the trick to unpacking it, everything else was fine. There is no assembly required. It even comes with batteries installed.

Jake and the Mummy are action type figures and they can swing their swords and they make sounds and have a few phrases. There is a waterfall with a hidden treasure. The characters are a bit loud and there is no volume control. There is an on/off switch, but it took the 2 year old less than a minute to find it and turn it on.

For any child that is a fan of Jake and Never Land, this toy should be very entertaining. It is well build and should last a long time. For a child with a little imaginations – and it seems that all children between 2 and 6 have a great one – this will provide hours of entertainment. Hopefully, the adults will become numb to all the noise. It would have been better with a volume control.


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