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{Nfc-enabled} Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones Headsets Hands-free Calling; Splash-proof / Sweat-proof Jogger, Running, Sports In-ear Earphones with Crystal Voice, High Sensitivity MIC Earphone Compatible with Iphone 6 6plus 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipad, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones and Other Bluetooth Devices
{Nfc-enabled} Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones Headsets Hands-free Calling; Splash-proof / Sweat-proof Jogger, Running, Sports In-ear Earphones with Crystal Voice, High Sensitivity MIC Earphone Compatible with Iphone 6 6plus 5s 5c 4s 4, Ipad 2 3 4 New Ipad, Ipad, Android, Samsung Galaxy, Smart Phones and Other Bluetooth Devices
Offered by Myfashion Era
Price: $99.99
2 used & new from $29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars {Nfc-enabled} Bluetooth 4.0 Headphones, April 23, 2015
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Whats in the box
- Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
- USB charging cord
- Protective silicone covers
- Small, Medium, and Large ear buds (medium pre-installed)
- User manual

Packaging
The packaging is sturdy and certainly protected the contents. But the outside was dirty, poorly labled with various stickers instead of printing, and contained a list of features in horribly broken English. None of that is a problem if you are buying for yourself; however, beware that if buying as a gift the recipient will get a package that looks a bit unprofessional and may give a bad first impression.

User Manual
The user manual is very complete and reasonably well written. It includes specifications and understandable instructions for power on/off, pairing, using the headset for calls and music.

Status Light
A multi-color LED indicates power on/off, charging status, and various functions through different color and blink rates (see the table in the user manual). In addition, there are audible prompts for power on, power off, connect/disconnect, and other functions. The volume control also gives an audible "beep" with each press, allowing volume adjustment without an audio source.

Design and Controls
Very lightweight (about 0.6 ounce), and no wires! Volume up/down control is on the left headphone, while the "Multi-Function Button" (MFB) and Back/Next buttons are on the right headphone. Buttons are suprisingly easy to use, given their small size, and each has a very positive tactile "click" action. You do have to "balance" your button pushes with a thumb on the other side of the headphone, or attempting to push the button will dislodge the earphones from your ears.

Function
The headphones arrived mostly charged -- and only about 20 minutes charging, using the included USB cable, was required to reach full charge.

I tested with an Iphone 5S, an iPad Air2, and a Dish Network "Hopper" satellite receiver. The headphones paired easily with all three. Controls worked as expected, allowing volume adjustment (all devices), answering call (iPhone), and music player control such as track forward/back (iPhone and iPad).

Comfort
I found these slightly uncomfortable. Despite best efforts at different positions and trying all three sizes of ear cushions, they still caused discomfort after about 30 minutes. The angle at which the buds enter your ears is not adjustable, and didn't match up well to my ears. However, other reviewers have not reported this issue, so the problem may be with my anatomy and not the earphones.

Thanks to their light weight, the earphones stay in place very well, even shaking your head or with physical activity such as running.

Build Quality
The overall look and feel makes these look more expensive than they are. Very well constructed and nice looking. The plastic is an elegant satin black, and the molded silicon "boots" (to protect switches from sweat) are well made too. The silicone ear pieces snap in place firmly, and showed no signs of damage even after repeatedly attaching and removing them.

Sound Quality
Sound reproduction is Ok for voice/phone usage, but I can't recommend these for music. Bass is almost non-existent, to the point where bass drums sound like sticks, and even mid-tones sound "tinny". I didn't expect much low frequency reproduction from something this light, but I have several pairs of lightweight ear buds and all have significantly better bass than these. But other than that... Sound is clear, no static, stereo separation is good, volume range is excellent.

NFC
I was unable to test the NFC pairing capability, as I have no NFC devices. Please consult other reviews if NFC is of interest to you.

Bottom Line - 4 stars
Overall, these bluetooth headphones are a good value, but I would not recommend them for listening to music. Listening to the news or using for phone conversations works very well, but the lack of mid- and low-frequency response doesn't support music well. Packaging is adequate but inelegant, instructions are good, construction quality is excellent and they are VERY lightweight. Overall, a good value for the price, but if you plan on listening to music you may want to spend a little more. (Sample product was provided by the seller and fulfilled by Amazon for this review.)


Cootree® C252 Lightweight Sweatproof In-ear Jogger/Running/Sports/exercise/Workout Wireless Bluetooth Headsets Headphone earbuds for iPhone 6,6Plus, 5S 5C 5 4S 4, iPods,HTC One,One mini, One mini 2,iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 3, Note 2, S5 S4, S3, S2,LG Optimus,LG G3,G2,MOTO X,Most Android Smart Phones and Tablets and other Bluetooth-enabled tablets (Black)
Cootree® C252 Lightweight Sweatproof In-ear Jogger/Running/Sports/exercise/Workout Wireless Bluetooth Headsets Headphone earbuds for iPhone 6,6Plus, 5S 5C 5 4S 4, iPods,HTC One,One mini, One mini 2,iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 3, Note 2, S5 S4, S3, S2,LG Optimus,LG G3,G2,MOTO X,Most Android Smart Phones and Tablets and other Bluetooth-enabled tablets (Black)
Offered by Kumu World
Price: $29.99
2 used & new from $29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight, Compatible, Well-built -- Good Value, April 17, 2015
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Cootree C252 from Kumu World

Whats in the box
- Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
- USB charging cord
- Protective silicone covers
- Small, Medium, and Large ear buds (medium pre-installed)
- User manual

Packaging
The packaging is very professional, and reminded me of packaging on expensive smart phones. A very sturdy, fitted white box with silver logos and black text opens like a book to reveal the headphones. Accessories are located below the headphones, each in its own protective plastic envelopes. This all provides a nice presentation that would be very suitable for a gift recipient.

User Manual
The user manual is very complete and reasonably well written. It includes specifications and instructions on how to:
- Power on/off
- Pair to Bluetooth
- Answer, Reject, End calls
- Adjust volume, or mute/un-mute
- Make calls (Redial, and Voice Command if your phone supports it)
- Manage call-waiting
- Play, Pause, Resume Music
- Skip to Next or Previous Track
- Fast Forward / Reverse

Status Light
Comprehensive status is provided via multi-color LED which indicates power, charging status, function, and low battery conditions. In addition, there are audible prompts for power on, power off, connect/disconnect, and various phone functions. The volume control also gives an audible "beep" with each press, providing feedback for volume adjustment without another audio source.

Design and Controls - 4 stars
No wires!! With wired ear buds, I am constantly catching the wire on something and yanking a bud out of my ear, or the phone off my belt, or breaking the wire. Bluetooth solves that. There is an immediate feeling of "freedom" to not have wires hanging off your head!

Incredibly light!! My postal scale measured them at a mere 0.6 ounce.

The Volume up/down control is on the left headphone, while the "Multi-Function Button" (MFB) and Back/Next buttons are on the right headphone. Buttons are suprisingly easy to use, given their small size, and each has a very positive tactile "click" action. The only disadvantage here was a tendency for control changes to shift the position of the earphones, disrupting the fit and requiring some readjustment.

Function
I connected the USB cable and as promised got a red "charging" light. About 30 minutes later, this changed to "blue" indicating a full charge. (The manual indicates about 2hr for a full charge, so apparently it was a little more than half-charged upon receipt).

My first test was with an iPhone5s, and the pairing process went smoothly. I was able to answer calls, play/pause/resume music, skip to next/previous song, mute calls, and control volume easily. I was unable to initiate "voice dial", but this may be an iPhone limitation (it has "siri" for voice dialing, but there appears to be no way to invoke siri from the earphones).

The second test was with an iPad Air2. Like the iPhone, it paired quickly and functioned exactly as expected.

Finally, I decided to try the C252 with my Dish Network "Hopper" satellite receiver. It paired easily and I was immediately listening to satellite TV. The volume up/down control worked as expected. This would be great for late-night TV watching, without the sound disturbing the rest of the household.

Comfort
I tried all three of the ear pieces, and tried slight differences in rotation, but just could not get these to be completely comfortable. They always caused some discomfort after about 30 minutes. Unlike individual ear buds, the angle of entry is not adjustable due to the stiff wire connecting the two earphones. If it happens to match your anatomy, great, but if it doesnt -- there is no way to compensate.

The earphones do stay in place very well, thanks to their light weight and the stiff support wire.

Build Quality
All switches worked and have a solid feel. The USB connection was secure, the silicone ear pieces are well made and showed no signs of stress even after removing/replacing them several times. The plastic has a nice matte black finish, and the entire device has a look and feel of quality that exceeds its price point. The molded silicone "boots" appear to provide good protection against sweat getting into the switches, which is a major source of failure with similar units. I cannot yet rate longevity, but will update this review if any malfunctions occur in the future.

Sound Quality
Sound reproduction is about average for this price range. As expected, bass is lacking, and audiophiles will want to open their wallets a bit wider. But otherwise, sound is clear and there is plenty of volume range. I would say it is excellent for voice usage, and acceptable for casual listening of music such as when running or working out.

Bottom Line - 4+ stars
Overall, the Cootree C252 is an excellent value. Nice packaging, understandable instructions, lightweight, excellent bluetooth compatibility, decent sound quality, and great functionality. I would rate them 5 stars if not for the ear discomfort I experienced, but everyone's anatomy is different and other reviewers to date have NOT had that problem. If you are looking for a solid Bluetooth headset at a reasonable price, the Cootree C252 is a good choice. This review was based on a sample product provided by the seller and fulfilled by Amazon.
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Honda 16900-611-024; FILTER, FUEL Made by Honda
Honda 16900-611-024; FILTER, FUEL Made by Honda
Offered by Mower Partsman (No Tax)
Price: $14.91
5 used & new from $10.03

5.0 out of 5 stars Just like the original, April 10, 2015
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Genuine Honda part, exactly like original and fit my Honda 4514H perfectly.

Purchased from "Mower Partsman" and fulfilled by Amazon, was shipped quickly and packed well.


Mediabridge RCA Right Angle Adapter - 90° Female to Male Gold-Plated Connector - 5 Pack
Mediabridge RCA Right Angle Adapter - 90° Female to Male Gold-Plated Connector - 5 Pack
Offered by Mediabridge Products, LLC
Price: $7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Solid and Functional, April 10, 2015
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Very tight connections, solid construction. Worked perfectly to keep cables going "down the wall" and out of the way, with no change in signal quality. And great price when purchased in the 5-pack!


Whirlpool 4171544 Delivery Tube
Whirlpool 4171544 Delivery Tube
Price: $18.34
5 used & new from $16.80

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect Replacement Part, April 7, 2015
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Exactly what was needed to repair my ~1995 kitchenaid dishwasher.

This fits DOZENS of different KitchenAid, Whirlpool, and Sears/Kenmore dishwashers made from the 1990's to current.

The tube is 7-3/4 inches long. When new, it is a very flexible, rubbery material. On most dishwashers, it attaches to a round tube at the back of the rack, and an oval tube in the center of the rack. As it ages, it gets hard as a rock -- so your old broken one may LOOK like it is pre-formed hard tube that is round at one end and oval at the other. But trust me, it started out as a flexible oval from end-to-end.

Installation tip: Lubricate the inside ends of the tube with a little liquid dish soap and it will slip onto the mating tubes (round and oval) very easily.


Command Mounting Refill Strips, Large, 6-Strip
Command Mounting Refill Strips, Large, 6-Strip
Price: $2.94
19 used & new from $2.94

5.0 out of 5 stars NOT JUST FOR COMMAND HOOKS!, March 26, 2015
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These live up to everything the manufacturer says. But they are NOT just for command hooks! They can also be used to secure a variety of other items. For example, I use them to secure a USB hub to my desktop -- so I don't have to "hold" the hub when plugging/unplugging cables. They provide a really good grip, and have NEVER damaged any surface on which I have used them.

Highly recommended -- and not just for command hooks!


Xikar Propylene Glycol PG Solution 16 oz. - 2 Pack
Xikar Propylene Glycol PG Solution 16 oz. - 2 Pack
Offered by HANK STAR
Price: $19.95
3 used & new from $14.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Convenient and it works!, March 26, 2015
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Works very well to maintain correct humidity level. A little on the expensive side, compared to buying your own PG and mixing it yourself -- but I decided it was worth the extra cash for the convenience of not having to mix it myself. Works as specified to moderate humidity at correct level, AND prevents mold/mildew from forming in the humidifier media.


Nitecore RCR123A 3.7V 650mA 2.4Wh 650mAh Protected Li-ion Rechargeable Battery-Black+Yellow(NL166)
Nitecore RCR123A 3.7V 650mA 2.4Wh 650mAh Protected Li-ion Rechargeable Battery-Black+Yellow(NL166)
Offered by EdisonBright®
Price: $9.99
4 used & new from $9.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality protected RCR123a, March 22, 2015
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Like other Nitecore batteries, these have functioned perfectly and meet or exceed their rated capacity. Size is per specification, and these have protection boards to prevent over-discharge or over-current conditions.


BESTEK® 12V 24V Battery Clip On Car Cigarette Lighter Socket Adapter 120cm/46inch Lengthened Extension Cord
BESTEK® 12V 24V Battery Clip On Car Cigarette Lighter Socket Adapter 120cm/46inch Lengthened Extension Cord
Offered by BESTEK.
Price: $11.99
2 used & new from $9.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very satisfied!, March 22, 2015
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Very nice quality. Heavy duty clamps, #12 wire, and a well made adapter. The clamps are FAR better than I found on other adapters: rather than cheap stamped metal, there are heavy copper jaws fully enclosed in tough plastic clamps.


Titan 11477 Ratcheting Wire Terminal Crimper
Titan 11477 Ratcheting Wire Terminal Crimper
Price: $23.26
14 used & new from $19.42

5.0 out of 5 stars Good quality and good price!, March 22, 2015
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Nicely made, with heavy jaws and comfortable handles. An adjustment for clamping force is included, but so far it has worked perfectly for me as received.


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