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BSHW iPhone 5c battery charger case,4200mAh External Battery Case Power Bank for iPhone 5 iPhone 5S iPhone 5C,Universal Slim Case Battery Rechargeable Backup Case and Built-in Pop-out Kickstand Rechargeable Battery Case for iPhone 5C USA US Shipping(Ship from US/USA warehouse) (Black)
BSHW iPhone 5c battery charger case,4200mAh External Battery Case Power Bank for iPhone 5 iPhone 5S iPhone 5C,Universal Slim Case Battery Rechargeable Backup Case and Built-in Pop-out Kickstand Rechargeable Battery Case for iPhone 5C USA US Shipping(Ship from US/USA warehouse) (Black)
Offered by BSHW
Price: $59.99
2 used & new from $14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Functional and Useful, Made for iPhone but can power ANY USB Device, May 31, 2015
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The purpose of a charger case is to provide additional runtime, and this case does that very well.

A standard Lighning receptacle at the bottom is used to charge the case battery. While charging, there are (4) indicator lights which progressively light from right-to-left as the battery charges. Four solid lights indicate the case is fully charged. Rated at 4100mAh, this case will roughly double an iPhone runtime.

Inside, there is a Lightning connector that engages the iPhone's Lightning receptacle when you slide the iPhone into the case. This connector provides full data pass-through, so you can Sync the iPhone while in the case. There are sufficiently-sized cutouts for the iphone camera, flash, speakers, headphone jack, and volume/mute controls.

Battery power is engaged by a momentary press of the switch, located on the front of the case at the lower right corner. As with charging, the (4) indicator lights show the current charge level of the case battery.

Useful for more than just iPhones... There is also a standard USB receptacle on the right side of the case. This is a power output that can be USED WITH ANY USB DEVICE. For example, I have used it to charge a Bluetooth headset, and it could also be used to charge any other phone using that phone's USB cable.

The case does add some weight/bulk to the iPhone, but that is unavoidable with any battery case. If you need extra runtime, a little extra size/weight is a reasonable tradeoff to avoid a dead phone.

The case does have some flaws. First, I found it very difficult to use iPhone's the volume up/down buttons and mute switch while in this case, as the cutouts are deep and slightly mis-aligned. The kickstand is unstable, and only works if you have a perfectly level surface and no vibration or movement -- otherwise, the case will fall over. Finally, the USB socket at the right bottom corner has some pretty sharp corners, and this can make holding the case uncomfortable.

This case does what it promises, housing an iPhone and approximately doubling runtime. However, difficulty accessing volume/mute controls, the unstable kickstand, and the sharp corners of the USB socket are significant flaws that make daily use problematic. If you need a battery case every day, I suggest looking at other products and paying a bit more. But at this price point, the case is an excellent value and functions very well for the occassional need to extend battery life. (Sample product provided for evaluation and review.)


Fellowes 450Ms 7-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder with SafeSense
Fellowes 450Ms 7-Sheet Micro-Cut Shredder with SafeSense
Price: $274.20
3 used & new from $215.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Quiet, Excellent Security, May 23, 2015
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VERY happy with this shredder! It is amazingly quiet, and the micro-cut particle size is very secure. An added benefit of the small particle size is greater bin capacity -- compared to a cross-cut with the same size bin, the micro-cut particles pack together better and that means more pages per bag. Staples are no problem. The instructions for credit cards are contradictory, but credit cards CAN and SHOULD be run through the same slot as paper, where they get micro-cut for security. The smaller "strip cut" slot is only for CD/DVD media, and does a great job as well.
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DISH Network USB Digital OTA Tuner For Hopper ES194858
DISH Network USB Digital OTA Tuner For Hopper ES194858
Offered by Data2013
Price: $38.99
10 used & new from $30.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Install and Great Reception, May 23, 2015
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Works perfectly on the Hopper receiver. Simply connect your antenna, plug it into the receiver's USB port, then access the receiver settings and "scan" for channels. Provides another tuner which helps avoid recording conflicts, particularly during sports season!


Honeywell RPLS741B1007/U EconoSWITCH 7-Day Programmable Timer for Lights, Light Almond
Honeywell RPLS741B1007/U EconoSWITCH 7-Day Programmable Timer for Lights, Light Almond
Price: $40.52
5 used & new from $36.47

5.0 out of 5 stars Truly "Set and Forget" Light Switch, May 23, 2015
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I absolutely love these switches! Once installed and programmed, they automatically track sunrise, sunset, and even daylight savings time year-round at YOUR location. You can choose to have lights turned On/Off at Sunset/Sunrise, or you can specify an offset (like "On 30 minutes after Sunset" and "Off 30 minutes before Sunrise"). There are manual programs as well, but the real beauty of this switch is the ability to track sunrise/sunset times year round. Highly recommended!


Whirlpool 22003059 Drain Pump Assembly
Whirlpool 22003059 Drain Pump Assembly
Offered by Fix-Em
Price: $59.29
22 used & new from $54.21

5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Replacement, Easy to Install, May 23, 2015
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This pump fit my older Maytag Neptune perfectly. Installation was less than 30 minutes, and involves only removing the back of the washer, then two hose clamps and an electrical plug. The old pump had gotten very noisy and was not always getting all the water out of the washer. The local repair shop quoted me $99 for the part, plus a minimum of $150 for the service call. It was an easy repair and big savings doing it myself!


Honda 15400-PFB-014, Engine Oil Filter
Honda 15400-PFB-014, Engine Oil Filter
Offered by Mower Partsman (No Tax)
Price: $17.15
10 used & new from $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Genuine Honda Filter, May 23, 2015
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As advertised, genuine Honda oil filter for my Honda lawn tractor. Packed well and shipped quickly.


NGK (7823) BPR4HS Standard Spark Plug, Pack of 1
NGK (7823) BPR4HS Standard Spark Plug, Pack of 1
Price: $5.73
25 used & new from $1.69

5.0 out of 5 stars NGK Makes Great Plugs!, May 23, 2015
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Perfect OEM replacement for the plugs in my Honda lawn tractor. Shipped quickly and packed well.


McCormick Gourmet SMOKED PAPRIKA 8.5oz (2 Pack)
McCormick Gourmet SMOKED PAPRIKA 8.5oz (2 Pack)
Offered by XpW
Price: $22.55
3 used & new from $21.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great flavor, Economic quantity, May 23, 2015
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Excellent quality paprika. Nice smoke flavor, not overpowering or artificial, which lets the sweetness of the paprika come through. I use this regularly in several dishes, and the large quantity sold here is much more economic than the little jars at the supermarket. Note that this is available in a "hot" version as well, but I prefer this version since it is easy to add a little cayenne if/when you want the heat.


OPOLAR Notebook Laptop Cooler Cooling Fan (Rapid Cooling, High Compatibility, USB Powered, Auto-temperature Detect, Wind Adjustable, Movable with Laptop, Quiet Operation, Pocket Size, 1 Year Warranty - Black)
OPOLAR Notebook Laptop Cooler Cooling Fan (Rapid Cooling, High Compatibility, USB Powered, Auto-temperature Detect, Wind Adjustable, Movable with Laptop, Quiet Operation, Pocket Size, 1 Year Warranty - Black)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely Built, Great Cooling Boost, Automatic Mode Turns On/Off as Needed, May 22, 2015
Great little cooler! I mounted this on an older Dell laptop which was having cooling issues. I'm happy to say that this cooler functions exactly as described, and completely solved the laptop's overheating problems.

Mounting requires a bit of ingenuity, and is of course a bit different for every laptop design. First, you have to use some trial-and-error to determine which of the three silicon shrouds provides the best fit and seal. Next, you have to determine the proper placement of adhesive mount, again through some trial-and-error by holding the assembled unit in place and noting the location of the mount.

The adhesive mount creates a high point on the bottom of the laptop, which can make it "rock" on the table. To compensate for this, Opolar provides (4) new rubber "feet" you can place on the bottom of the laptop to provide space for the mount. Unfortunately, adding these fee raises the laptop and the connected cooler such that the cooler is no longer supported by the table. Opolar should really re-think this part of the design -- and provide thicker feet for the cooler itself, or perhaps some kind of adjustable support under the cooler.

The cooler also has two spring loaded "arms" intended to provide additional stability. I was unable to use these due to the thickness of my old laptop. If the bottom part (without screen) of your laptop is less than 1" thick, these arms should work for you. The bottom portion of my old laptop is 1-1/4", and the arms did not accommodate that thickness. However, despite the lack of this additional "clamping" mechanism, the cooler was still secure and well supported with the bottom mount alone; I was able to pick up and move the laptop with the cooler attached by only the bottom mounting plate.

Even though mounting took some thought, I was done in less than 10 minutes. With that behind me, I connected the USB power cable and powered up the laptop.

At initial power-on, the cooler starts up in its "Automatic mode" which is signified by an ORANGE LED. In this mode, the cooler fan does not run and is completely silent until it detects heat from the laptop. When the laptop's fan starts, the Opolar detects the warm air flow and automatically turns on, providing a significant "boost" in air flow. I tested this mode and it worked perfectly! Once the laptop is cool and its fan turns off, the Opolar will also turn off about one minute later. The "automatic mode" works flawlessly, and kept my laptop around 15-20C cooler than the laptop's built-in fan alone.

The Opolar cooler also has a "Manual" mode. Pressing either the "+" or "-" button once switches to manual mode, signified by a BLUE LED. Each additional press of the + or - keys steps the fan speed higher or lower, respectively. I counted (13) different speeds between low and high. The cooler moves a LOT of air even at medium speed.

From about 12" away, the noise level of the medium speed measured 52db, which is barely above normal room noise. On high, it was 63db, but it cools very well on medium so only extreme cases should need high speed. (For comparison, a whisper-quiet library is about 30db, and a normal conversation is about 65db.)

Packaging was perfect; everything was protected but easy to open/access. The cooler itself looks very nice, with excellent fit/finish and a quality feel.

Instructions could be expanded, and the mounting could be improved, but overall this cooler rocks! It looks good, is reasonably quiet, automatically starts/stops as needed, the silicon shrouds seal remarkably well, and it completely solved the overheating problem with my laptop. (Sample product provided for evaluation/review.)

Despite minor issues with the instructions and mounting, I would recommend this cooler if you have a laptop with a side vent that needs additional cooling. The "automatic mode" seems to be unique to Opolar as of this date, and is a great feature. This is a quality-built product and the electronic controls are a step up from the simple rheostat knob on cheaper coolers. Getting the mount just right takes some work, but once that's done the cooler works great!


Memory Foam Pillow Contour for Back & Side Sleepers By Smarter Rest - Best for Travel, Bed, Pregnancy - Cotton Velvet Cover - Cooling Body & Neck Support - Works As Seat Cushion or Wedge - Free Bonus Sleep Mask, Ear Plugs, Ebook - 5 Years Guarantee
Memory Foam Pillow Contour for Back & Side Sleepers By Smarter Rest - Best for Travel, Bed, Pregnancy - Cotton Velvet Cover - Cooling Body & Neck Support - Works As Seat Cushion or Wedge - Free Bonus Sleep Mask, Ear Plugs, Ebook - 5 Years Guarantee
Offered by SmarterRest
Price: $49.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-made and Comfortable!, May 10, 2015
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This pillow is pretty thin, and I was skeptical that it could really be comfortable. I was wrong! Surprisingly, the memory foam material is able to provide the same comfort that a conventional foam or feather pillow provides, with a fraction of the starting loft. It conforms nicely, providing just the right amount of support.

The cover has nice feel, and is easily removed for washing. A standard pillowcase also fits the pillow.

Packaging is very professional, from the sturdy well-printed box to the "gift wrap" ribbon around the pillow itself. Ear plugs and an eye mask are also included, and the seller emailed an "ebook" with tips for better sleep.

The pillow is quite different in shape, size and mass compared to a regular foam pillow, and that took some getting used to -- not because of any discomfort, but just because it is "different". So expect a few nights before it seems "natural" if you haven't used a memory foam pillow before.

My only real complaint is the odor. From reading other reviews, this is apparently common with all memory foam pillows. It isn't horribly noticeable when on your back, but if you are a side-sleeper like me then the smell is pretty strong. Hopefully this will dissapate in time, but I have to deduct 1 star for the odor.

Overall, I would recommend this pillow. It is comfortable, well made, and the seller is very dedicated to helping you get the best night's rest. If they could address the odor, it would be perfect! Note: A discount sample was provided in exchange for honest review.
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