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ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit Professional Graphics Monitor
ASUS PB278Q 27-Inch WQHD LED-lit Professional Graphics Monitor
Price: $476.99
55 used & new from $399.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully Clear Hi-Resolution Monitor Flawless, June 21, 2014
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The ASUS PB27HQ is probably one of the best monitors you can purchase at a very reasonable price. The monitor arrived without any flaws. Of course, this is day one, so I have no comments on durability. It's a 16:9 ratio monitor (2560:1440), which I usually dislike. But this one has enough pixels in the vertical direction, 1440, so that I can display a full page of text or graphics, which helps getting work done. At the same time, I get extra width to display multiple windows side-by-side. Image quality and out of the box color adjustment are excellent. Viewing and editing photographs produces beautiful results, especially at the high WQHD resolution. Photo-bugs may want to tune it slightly, but I intend to leave this one at factory settings. All possible cables are supplied, even ancient VGA. I used the HDMI with perfect results. Set up is trivial. 1) Fasten the base, 2) Attach the power cord, 3) Select and attach the video cable to the computer. 4) push the power button (lower right corner), and 5) Select connection using the button just to the left of the power switch. The display is very bright showing text and images that are really clear. Height adjustment, angle adjustment, and rotation are easy.


Swingline Heavy Duty Staple Remover, Spring-loaded, Satin Finish (S7037201A)
Swingline Heavy Duty Staple Remover, Spring-loaded, Satin Finish (S7037201A)
Price: $8.95
26 used & new from $7.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Obtained this for a particular job-Outstanding, April 12, 2014
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It says heavy duty staple remover - not your light weight small pile of paper staple remover. There are lot of those that do an excellent job. This guy works where it is really needed - getting those knuckle buster staples out of packing material or out of wood. Even with this one, you still sometimes need a starter tool to lift the staple edge a bit - a high quality thin blade screw driver will work well. However, once you get some daylight under the staple, the Swingline HDS finishes the job in a breeze. In most cases the starter is not needed since the blade can be pushed under most staples, except those driven so hard into wood that they are recessed. Bottom line, this is a rugged well made tool that is easy to use.


FAVI audio+ Set to Connect Wireless Speaker for iPhone (White)
FAVI audio+ Set to Connect Wireless Speaker for iPhone (White)
Price: $29.99
34 used & new from $28.50

3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty poor sound, but it works, April 6, 2014
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It's pretty simple to set up. Charge the device, turn it on, start the Iphone playing music, and set the iphone in the groove. That's it. But, all you get is louder sound with no improvement in quality. Do not waste your money.


Stanley 66-358 Stanley Stubby Ratcheting MultiBit Screwdriver
Stanley 66-358 Stanley Stubby Ratcheting MultiBit Screwdriver
Price: $5.33
16 used & new from $5.25

4.0 out of 5 stars Small convenient well-made tool, March 30, 2014
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Great in your desk drawer for small tasks without running for the toolbox. I've found it useful. What more can I say. It does the job. It's well constructed and easy to use.


The Fountain [HD]
The Fountain [HD]
DVD
Price: $3.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretentious and weak story line, March 28, 2014
Don't bother with this one, unless you have time to waste. Instead of plot, this movie has lots of slow special effects scenes which add little to the movie. Almost 1970's new age, but with better technology. Boring!


[Support USB 3.0 UHS-I Cards] Rocketek 4 Slots USB Card Reader / Writer with dual SD and Micro SD slots for SDXC, UHS-I SD, SDHC, SD, Micro SDXC, Micro SDHC, Micro SD, MMC usb 3 card reader
[Support USB 3.0 UHS-I Cards] Rocketek 4 Slots USB Card Reader / Writer with dual SD and Micro SD slots for SDXC, UHS-I SD, SDHC, SD, Micro SDXC, Micro SDHC, Micro SD, MMC usb 3 card reader
Offered by Rocketek
Price: $22.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality, March 28, 2014
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A nice compact fast (USB3) reader for multiple card types. The two card option for copying data between card is particularly useful.


H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2013 Win [Download]
H&R Block Tax Software Deluxe + State 2013 Win [Download]
Price: $44.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Missing Forms, Double entry download & Poor help, March 11, 2014
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Missing Forms: Electric car tax deduction
H&R block will download your stock sales twice requiring careful review and manual deletions
H&R Block does not handle IRA conversion to ROTH IRA correctly. It requires complicated and difficult manual entry
H&R Block does not handle pension payments easily. It requires careful manual review.
H&R Block help system is minimal at best. It has almost no context help. The program does not indicate where an entry comes from. This last is critical in many cases when trying to figure out if the program has handled input data correctly or if the user has made a mistake.
The problem is that there are no real alternatives between H&R Block and TurboTax, so the companies have become careless or lazy in helping the customers navigate a complex tax world.
That said, H&R Block is infinitely better than trying to file taxes just using IRS tax forms and instructions (opaque at best). Importation of data from previous years tax filings went smoothly. Import from Quicken is fairly good, but requires review to catch errors (not really a problem with H&R Block). The transfer of data to the state tax was smooth and accurate. Printing of forms worked well to either your printer or to pdf for record keeping.


Wolfram Mathematica 9 Home Edition (Windows/Mac/Linux)
Wolfram Mathematica 9 Home Edition (Windows/Mac/Linux)

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great software, but hard to get started, January 11, 2014
I purchased the Student Edition for my math-oriented teenage grandchildren. I then tried to find an introduction that would get them going without too much pain. There are no good introductions available that take into account the level that might be of interest to a young beginner. All of them go into the details of Mathematica too fast. I wound up writing an introduction using my own copy of Mathematica in about 20 pages using examples from texts and the Wolfram website. What is really helpful to students is the link to Alpha and all of the data available for their projects. Most of the learning problem in Mathematica comes from the compound commands and the associated syntax. For the beginner, only a simple subset is needed to accomplish most tasks. The more complicated commands can be learned while solving problems as they arise. Once started, there are a lot of good free references for Mathematica, especially the specific tutorials made available by Wolfram. I cannot think of a more useful program for the scientifically interested person of any age. The availability of the Home Edition at a reasonable price makes this wonderful resource available to everyone.
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McDavid 512 Elastic Elbow Support, Medium
McDavid 512 Elastic Elbow Support, Medium
Price: $11.34
4 used & new from $10.55

4.0 out of 5 stars Helps tennis elbow, November 26, 2013
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Helps tennis elbow heal while still playing the game. It's a good fit. I suggest that you get a smaller size than might be obvious to get a good elastic tight feeling.


AmazonBasics Fixed Zoom/Compact System Camera Case (Gray Interior)
AmazonBasics Fixed Zoom/Compact System Camera Case (Gray Interior)
Price: $8.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Compact case for small to medium cameras, November 26, 2013
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This is a very basic small camera case. It's useful for only a few camera types. The basic point and shoot cameras will fit nicely, even those with extended range zoom lenses. The Sony Nex series fits in easily with the lens attached. If you just want a simple light weight case to protect your camera (other that full size DSLRs), this case will do quite well. Construction is good.


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