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All-Day Selfie Stick: Premium Easy-to-Use Monopod Universal: iPhone 5/6, Android, Etc., One of the Best 2015 Models
All-Day Selfie Stick: Premium Easy-to-Use Monopod Universal: iPhone 5/6, Android, Etc., One of the Best 2015 Models
Offered by Paleo Premier
Price: $35.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and easy to use., July 4, 2015
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The selfie craze has captured most of the world prompting the production of a number of selfie aids and sticks. Sadly most of them are cheap flimsy reproductions. The All-Day Selfie Stick collapsible monopod is compatible with most recent IOS 5+ and Android 4.2+ devices.

It is intuitive, simple and easy to use. NO batteries needed. It derives its power from the mobile phone to which it is connected through the attached cord. Easily extends to 105 cm (3.4 ft) with the handle attached and retracts to a short/portable 25.5 cm (10”) including the handle. The All-Day Stick mount frame is secure and accommodates most mobile phones.

The All-Day Selfie collapsible stick is made of stainless steel, lightweight, easily adjustable, compact and portable. The non-slip handle, where all the electronics reside, is the remote selfie trigger. The mobile phone shutter is triggered by pressing a button within the handle.
wrist strap is an added safety bonus.

I tested the device with iPhone 6 and Samsung Note 3. I downloaded the free “Camera 360 Ultimate” app from Google play on the Samsung phone prior to using it. The system worked well all the time; the shutter button had a quick response of less than 2 seconds.

In my opinion, the simplicity and portability of the ALL-Day Selfie stick make it one of the better monopods on the market; the stick is sturdy and the electronics reliable with smooth response and function. I cannot, at this time, comment on its durabilty. Value priced.

I received a free coupon for a complimentary sample provided for testing & evaluation, but with no obligation to write a review. This is not a barter deal. I have no financial or personal connection with the manufacturer, seller or their employees.


Teikis® 11 Piece Measuring Set [5 Piece Measuring Cup + 5 Piece Measuring Spoon + 1 Measuring Glass (500ml)]
Teikis® 11 Piece Measuring Set [5 Piece Measuring Cup + 5 Piece Measuring Spoon + 1 Measuring Glass (500ml)]
Offered by Mckinley Distribution
Price: $18.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Useful, durable and versatile., July 4, 2015
As a cook with eclectic taste, I use many European, Asian and Middle Eastern recipes in my cooking; most of which are measured in metric. I was, therefore, looking for a measuring set in avoirdupois and metric numbers. I found a couple of plastic sets that had the numbers stenciled on the handle; but, from past experience, I knew that they would rub off after a few washes.

The Telkis set is made of durable stainless steel, it is sturdy and machine washable. Best of all, it has all the numbers etched in the handles and are non-erasable.
The set includes four cups (1/4,1/3, 1/2 1nd 1)and five measuring spoons (1 tablespoon; 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 and 1 tsp); each group is attached together with a steel ring to minimize loss or misplacement.
A 2-cup size, well marked (in ml and oz) clear glass measuring cup is included in the set. The 2 year money-back warranty is an added bonus.

I have been using the set for the past several months, almost daily, in cooking and baking and it still looks good as new. I really like it and recommend it.

A complimentary sample was provided for testing & evaluation, but with no obligation to write a review. This is not a barter deal. I have no financial or personal connection with the manufacturer, seller or their employees.


Pridebit Julienne & Vegetable Peeler/Cutter/Slicer: Premium Quality Stainless Steel, Dual Blade with Cleaning Brush & Dishwasher-Safe
Pridebit Julienne & Vegetable Peeler/Cutter/Slicer: Premium Quality Stainless Steel, Dual Blade with Cleaning Brush & Dishwasher-Safe
Offered by Pridebit
Price: $19.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful kitchen gadget., July 4, 2015
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The peeler is well constructed from stainless steel, has a 5" long handle and 2" wide, very sharp blades on either side. It feels substantial in my large hands. Very smooth operation peeling or julienne a variety of veggies or fruits. On either side are a small corer and a scoop, useful in excising extraneous bumps, growths or discolored spots on food items. The tool is easy to clean - use a soft brush on the tines/blades (included) - and is dishwasher safe.

Various recipes are available where this tool is very useful; the limit is one's imagination. Adventurous cooks can try their hand at making Zucchini Spaghetti, Cucumber Noodles, Veggie slaw, Summer Squash Salad with Lemon Citronette, Raw Zucchini Pasta and Spicy Carrot Salad.

The item is sold with a strong warranty, and 100% replacement if defective. It has become an indispensable utensil in my kitchen. Highly recommended.

I received a free coupon for a complimentary sample provided for testing & evaluation, but with no obligation to write a review. This is not a barter deal. I have no financial or personal connection with the manufacturer, seller or their employees.


Life Defender Personal Water Filter Straw for Hiking/Camping/Foreign Travel - Ultra Lightweight & Compact Design - 50% More Filtration Capacity Than LifeStraw - No Added Taste - Removes Heavy Metals & 99.9999% of Waterborne Bacteria
Life Defender Personal Water Filter Straw for Hiking/Camping/Foreign Travel - Ultra Lightweight & Compact Design - 50% More Filtration Capacity Than LifeStraw - No Added Taste - Removes Heavy Metals & 99.9999% of Waterborne Bacteria
Offered by Life Defender
Price: $24.97

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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for campers and hikers., July 4, 2015
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Life Defender Personal Water Filter Straw a very useful tool to have in an emergency bag, in one’s car and whenever spending any time camping, hiking etc. or travelling to third world locations. The technology is not new, but this device has improved on previous ones. It allows the suction of about 50% more water and has a filter of 0.01 microns, which is half of that of the best selling “straw”.
The specs are well detailed in the sales promo and need not be repeated.
The filter straw appears durable, well made of hard plastic, with both ends securely capped by removable covers. A plastic sieve type is visible at the water inlet end - photo 1.

I tested the ‘straw” with water from a nearby pond; it performed as expected - photo 2. No chemical or objectionable aftertaste.
As a life-long outdoorsman, I am familiar with similar gadgets and have used them on several occasions. I have learned that to maximize the efficiency and prolong the usefulness of filter straws it is best to minimize the penetration of large particles into the filter system. I always cover the end of the straw with a coffee filter tied down with a rubber band - photos 3 & 4. Photo 5 shows mud particles on coffee filterr.

It should only be used for drinking water from fresh water lakes, rivers, streams, etc.One should avoid drinking out of an obviously polluted source, industrial runoffs or swamps with dead animals, fecal/urine contaminants etc.
The “straw” is very effective in filtering out particulate matter greater in size than 0.01 microns, such as bacteria, protozoa parasites and heavy metals; it cannot and does NOT filter out pollutants, poisons or viruses such as Polio, SARS, Hepatitis A, Norovirus, viral meningitis - just to name a few. Viruses can be killed by boiling the water, a few can be eliminated by adding Iodine or chlorine to the filtered water.
It does NOT remove salt from seawater or brackish ponds. (HTI's SeaPack, a personal desalination/emergency hydration kits available on Amazon).
If radioactive water is a concern, this will NOT help. You may try the Seychelle Radiological Drinking Straw.

Some people may find that the straw takes quite a bit of suction to start flowing. I use the Portable Siphon Hand Liquid Transfer Pump with this device. The suction draws about 2 cups of water in about a minute, I draw enough water to fill my canteen/water bottle and/or use it for cooking.

Always remember to flush clean the straw after each use to prevent clogging of the filter.

A complimentary sample was provided for testing & evaluation, but with no obligation to write a review. This is not a barter deal. I have no financial or personal connection with the manufacturer, seller or their employees.
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uFashion3C Universal Waterproof Case Bag Pouch for Apple iPhone 6 Plus,6 5S 5C 5 4S, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 3 2 1 ,S6, S6 Edge, S5, S4, S3, HTC One M8, M7, M4 Mini, LG Optimus G2, G2 Mini,G Pro,Nexus 5, 4, Sony, Nokia Lumia, BlackBerry, Motorola MOTO G, X, E - Also fits other Smartphone, iTouch, MP3 player, up to 6.1" diagonal - IPX8 Certified to 100 Feet Waterproof, Snowproof Dirtproof-Retail Package (6.1"Blue)
uFashion3C Universal Waterproof Case Bag Pouch for Apple iPhone 6 Plus,6 5S 5C 5 4S, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 3 2 1 ,S6, S6 Edge, S5, S4, S3, HTC One M8, M7, M4 Mini, LG Optimus G2, G2 Mini,G Pro,Nexus 5, 4, Sony, Nokia Lumia, BlackBerry, Motorola MOTO G, X, E - Also fits other Smartphone, iTouch, MP3 player, up to 6.1" diagonal - IPX8 Certified to 100 Feet Waterproof, Snowproof Dirtproof-Retail Package (6.1"Blue)
Offered by uFashion3C
Price: $8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Delivers what it promises., July 4, 2015
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Whenever I went fishing or boating, I always placed my mobile device in a freezer type (Ziplock) plastic bag for protection from water, mud, sand and dirt. uFashion3C Universal Waterproof Pouch does the same with this waterproof plastic pouch and has the added bonus of an armband and a neck strap. It is large enough to accommodate a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 even with a thin protective case (but not an “Otterbox”size).
The front is transparent clear plastic that allows full touch access to the screen and buttons. A clear window on the lower back allows for back photography as well. Two rotating locks at the top end ensure a secure closure. A belt loop on the back allows the insertion of a Velcro strap armband - it cannot fit upper arms larger than 12.5”. The pouch that I received, and tested, did NOT have an external jack or internal speaker wire.

I tested it by placing several sheets of tissue paper inside the locked pouch and immersed it under water, dragging it back and forth for a few minutes. Contents remained dry.
I then placed an old Motorola Maxx mobile inside the pouch and left it in a sink full of water overnight. Not a drop of water or moisture was found inside the pouch and the phone was completely dry.

In my opinion, the uFashion3C Universal Waterproof Pouch delivers what it promises. I like it and recommend it.

I received a free coupon for a complimentary sample provided for testing & evaluation, but with no obligation to write a review. This is not a barter deal. I have no financial or personal connection with the manufacturer, seller or their employees.


Best Iphone 5/5s Battery Case Rechargeable External Power Charge Backup 2500mAh (Orange)
Best Iphone 5/5s Battery Case Rechargeable External Power Charge Backup 2500mAh (Orange)
Offered by iwooworld
Price: $11.86
2 used & new from $10.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable function., July 4, 2015
Appears to be one of the many generic battery backup cases sold by different outlets under various brand names. To date I have 6 other almost identical such items under different brands and of varying quality.

Protective case with a power bank in a sleek and elegant design. The 2500mAh rechargeable lithium battery can supposedly recharge the iPhone 5 and 5S 2.5 times on a full charge. The protective hard plastic shell (ABS+PC) has a non-slip smooth surface and a removable bumper component. All cutouts for ports and buttons line up well with the phone, are easily accessible and function smoothly. Four bright easily visible LED lights indicate the charge in the power bank. A pigtail extender/adapter is included to facilitate connection to earphones port. A USB/microUSB cord and manual with miniscule writing are provided.
Has synch-through ability via its USB; allowing synching with computer without having to remove the case. It is compatible with iOS8.
Appears to be Apple certified, is compatible with future phone upgrades
Eco-friendly grade-A lithium-polymer battery comes with overvoltage and overcurrent protection; is cetified by CE, FCC, and RoHS; and has no possibility of exploding.

CONS: Uses microUSB instead of standard Apple lightning cable, thus limiting use of some iPhone peripherals/accessories.
Temperamental function; fully charged the iPhone 5S and extended its use for an extra day of battery charge - two sessions in a row, but then at the third attempt the power case charged up to only 75% (3 LED lights) when left overnight to recharge. And up to 50% (2 LED lights) for the last 2 overnight charging. However, it continued to provide a limited boost to the phone battery.
Audio port partially encumbered by the case. Needs adapter (provided).
I was unable to find any warranty.

These problems are enough for me to be leery of relying totally on this Power Case.

A complimentary sample provided for an honest review.


Ohuhu® High Quality Durable Black Bag Bungee - Makes Two Items Move As One, a Must Have for Travellers, Excellent Travel Accessory That Should Not Be Missed
Ohuhu® High Quality Durable Black Bag Bungee - Makes Two Items Move As One, a Must Have for Travellers, Excellent Travel Accessory That Should Not Be Missed
Offered by Ohuhu Direct
Price: $7.99
2 used & new from $7.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality., July 4, 2015
Clever design but poor quality. The two elastic cords on the side broke loose from the base of the top pad, when I tried to place the device on my small carry-on bag. See photo.
In my opinion, this bag bungee is not recommended at any price.

A complimentary sample provided for an honest review.
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Lavievert Soft Neoprene Sleeve Water Resistance Bag Pocketed Case Cover Laptop Briefcase with Lifetime Guarantee for Apple 13" Macbook Pro / Macbook Air / Macbook Pro with Retina Display and Most Popular 13-13.3 Inches Laptop / Notebook / Ultrabook / Netbook Also Use As a Mouse Pad - Pink
Lavievert Soft Neoprene Sleeve Water Resistance Bag Pocketed Case Cover Laptop Briefcase with Lifetime Guarantee for Apple 13" Macbook Pro / Macbook Air / Macbook Pro with Retina Display and Most Popular 13-13.3 Inches Laptop / Notebook / Ultrabook / Netbook Also Use As a Mouse Pad - Pink
Offered by Lavievert
Price: $28.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Versatile, handy and durable., July 2, 2015
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I have several products from Lavievert; they have been consistently of good quality, well made from superior materials and durable. This sleeve is of the same high standard.

Made of high grade neoprene, it is lightweight and soft but provides good protection from minor impacts, scratches, dirt, dust, water spray etc.
It has two compartments, one to carry a laptop and the smaller one for cords, power brick, mouse etc. The sleeve is thin enough to carry by itself or in a backpack, attache or large purse. For added security, the top of the sleeve flips over itself, overlapping the open end, to secure the contents.
The design and color are very attractive to all ages. It also makes a great mouse pad!

I received a coupon to purchase this item, but with no obligation to write a review. This is not a barter deal. I have no financial or personal connection with the manufacturer, seller or their employees.


FHMZ(TM) Gold Plated Cuff Bracelet Hinged Bangle for Women Oval Fits 6.5 Inch Wrists (White)
FHMZ(TM) Gold Plated Cuff Bracelet Hinged Bangle for Women Oval Fits 6.5 Inch Wrists (White)
Offered by vipcheap
Price: $8.99
2 used & new from $8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant costume jewelry, July 2, 2015
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It is a nice surprise when the item is better than it promo picture. This is the case of this bangle. I have received the “white gold” 6.5” one.
At first blush, the ¼” wide bangle is substantial in weight and not hollow. Made of plated Titanium, it has the same heft as gold. Although not diamond-etched (as claimed), nevertheless, the stamped designs are visible and the plating is of high quality. The oval circumference is ergonomic, to fit the wrist anatomy comfortably.
A minor nuisance is trying to open the bangle, as no instructions were provided. At the longest radius, you find a (barely visible) two joints - a V-shaped at one end and a straight line at the opposite side. At the latter, grab either side of the straight line and push down on one end and pull up on the other; the clasp will open. Simply push ends together to close it. The hinged closure is secure.

In my opinion, this is an elegant and durable high quality costume jewelry, comparable to pieces that cost several multiples of its value price.

I received a coupon to purchase this item, but with no obligation to write a review. This is not a barter deal. I have no financial or personal connection with the manufacturer, seller or their employees.


Cookrite Cooking Thermometer - Instant Read - #1 Best Digital Thermometer For All Food, BBQ And Candy - 100% Lifetime Guarantee - Great For 4th Of July
Cookrite Cooking Thermometer - Instant Read - #1 Best Digital Thermometer For All Food, BBQ And Candy - 100% Lifetime Guarantee - Great For 4th Of July

3.0 out of 5 stars Run of the mill gadget., July 1, 2015
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As an amateur cook, I have used analog and digital food thermometers over the years. Many are very precise and accurate but the majority fall between acceptable to poor. The Cookrite thermometer probe and casing feels sturdy, it has three well marked buttons - ON/OFF, Fahrenheit/Celcius and Hold. Reads temps from -50C to 300C or -58F to 572F, and be easily switched between C/F by pressing the designated buttton. A battery (AG13) is included and can be accessed by unscrewing the top end of the thermometer.

I have about a dozen different cooking thermometers and tested the Cookrite against the best of the lot. Unfortunately it did not fare very well.
Using three other thermometers simultaneously with the Cookrite, they were placed in ice water, warm water and boiling water - the cookrite was off
"plus or minus" 4F.- 10F. from the others. When tested with grilled steak, the result discrepancy was the same.
When tested in boiling water, steam penetrated the LCD digital screen and fogged it up.
The instant the thermometer was withdrawn from hot water or steak, the temperature readout fell precipitously- in spite of pressing the "hold" button.
In my opinion, the Cookrite thermometer is overall average and would be useful in instances where precise temperatures were not required.

I received a coupon to purchase this item, but with no obligation to write a review. This is not a barter deal. I have no financial or personal connection with the manufacturer, seller or their employees.


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