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10 Pack Solar Powered LED Accent Outdoor Garden Path Lights. Ideal Lighting for Path Patio Yard Deck Driveway and Garden
10 Pack Solar Powered LED Accent Outdoor Garden Path Lights. Ideal Lighting for Path Patio Yard Deck Driveway and Garden

4.0 out of 5 stars Attractive, durable so far, and work well!, May 25, 2016
I received these free in exchange for an unbiased review.

When these were in stock, the price was such that they were around $3.50/each...and for items you're getting, it's a good deal! The height is adjustable, the lights shine bright for accent lighting or for illuminating a path (as in, walk here or between these lights...), and in the daytime they're attractive enough to not be an eye sore. Admittedly, I charged all the batteries in a battery charger before putting them out in the sun to charge - for those that live in that PacNW, it's probably not a bad idea. When it's dark enough for the light to come on, it stays on for many hours - maybe not during all dark hours on a cold lonely Pacific Northwest winter day (like, 18 hours of gray and black), but if you need illumination for that long, garden lights aren't what you should be looking at.

All in all, a great product at a good value.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 27, 2016 6:17 AM PDT


Elec3 KC06 15 kg/33 lbs Digital Kitchen Food Scale, Stainless Steel Platform with LCD Display, 3A Batteries Included
Elec3 KC06 15 kg/33 lbs Digital Kitchen Food Scale, Stainless Steel Platform with LCD Display, 3A Batteries Included
Offered by Elec3 Direct
Price: $19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Good scale - bigger surface area and able to weight a lot, May 25, 2016
I received this free in exchange for an unbiased review.

Wow...our other food scales don't get close to measuring up to 33 pounds... And quite frankly, I can't figure out why you'd need anything in your kitchen to accurately measure at that much weight, but hey - if that's something you need to do, this can do it! The measurements are right in line with my other food scales (they all have slight variations - but nothing huge) but this one does have another major difference - a large surface area for weighing large or bulkier foods. Appearance wise, it's quite attractive, the readout is clear...all in all, a great kitchen scale, especially if the smaller varieties aren't cutting it for you.


CreepyParty Deluxe Novelty Halloween Costume Party Animal Lion Head Mask (Lion New)
CreepyParty Deluxe Novelty Halloween Costume Party Animal Lion Head Mask (Lion New)
Offered by CreepyParty-Seaton
Price: $14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great quality and appearance!, May 25, 2016
I received this item free in exchange for an unbiased review.

An excellent mask! Great quality and it looks fantastic - looks a bit better in person than the pictures show it. While the neck could be a bit longer and the eye holes perhaps a bit larger, as a whole, it's a great looking mask...and for a very reasonable price (or even cheap, if you consider the prices of Halloween stores.) Recommended...this one and another one (the black dog) from the same company are both excellent!


CreepyParty Deluxe Novelty Halloween Costume Party Latex Head Mask Teddy (Black)
CreepyParty Deluxe Novelty Halloween Costume Party Latex Head Mask Teddy (Black)
Offered by CreepyParty-Seaton
Price: $14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Great mask - freaky in a good way, May 25, 2016
I received this free in exchange for an unbiased review.

An excellent mask for Halloween, costume, parties, robbing banks, or just generally freaking people out. It's a very creepy mask - yes, it looks like a somewhat happy dog, but on a human, it just looks somewhat scary...in a good way. It does have a strong odor that diminishes over several hours (and more so over several days), and I do with the neck of it were a bit longer, but it's a high quality mask for a reasonable price that's creepy enough to enjoy on all your most revered occasions!


DOD TECH DOD-LS470W+ LS Sony Exmor Powered Full HD Dash Camera & GPS Logging with Polarizing Filter
DOD TECH DOD-LS470W+ LS Sony Exmor Powered Full HD Dash Camera & GPS Logging with Polarizing Filter
Price: $269.95
2 used & new from $220.19

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great features but all videos and pictures it saves are unreadable, even by the camera itself., May 22, 2016
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Great set of features: auto record when powering on so you never forget to start it. Time-lapse picture mode; speed+compass when driving mode, high resolution video (or drop it down if you desire), along with good looking pictures. Great to excellent low-light coverage (when viewed on the camera itself while recording - more on that later.)

The camera is lightweight and has no problems staying firmly attached - on the first try. It's a bit odd that the power adapter is on the top of the camera, because unless you have a cig plug on the roof of your car, the cable will go to the top of the camera then loop back into the USB slot. Also, the mounting bracket could be a bit more clever - maybe telescoping, because the one it comes with is fixed length, and while it works, it rather long.

All in all, a great camera. Unless, of course, you want to ever see the video or pictures that were taken. I was able to get one single video to play back on the camera (all the others say VIDEO ERROR), and transferring videos or pictures to my PC was equally bad: every single video and picture would not display or play, most software suggesting corrupt files.

The file formats are .MOV (video) and .JPG (picture), which are pretty universal and any software should be able to open it. None that I have could (several video players, including VLC.) So, I downloaded their software...and their software looks a bit ridiculous (and defaults the map to China), and was likewise unable to view anything the camera itself took.

Not recommended. Lots of features, but the most important one was a failure, rending this thing useless.
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Travanovas Eighth Generation Portable Car Air Ionizer Purifier Compact Auto Odor Eliminator, Gold
Travanovas Eighth Generation Portable Car Air Ionizer Purifier Compact Auto Odor Eliminator, Gold
Offered by Regal Grace Global
Price: $39.95
2 used & new from $21.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Seems to work - the blue light says so, too!, May 21, 2016
I received this free in exchange for an unbiased review.

Plug it in, it turns blue - and you really have no idea if it's doing anything other than lighting up that blue light. No noises or anything comes from it, just blue light like something is on sale at KMart. However, if you find yourself in your car more often than you'd want to be - and eating in your car becomes part of that routine, this is either a reasonable placebo or at least does something about odors. You know - you eat a platter of tacos in your car, throw away the remnants, but a couple days later, your car still smells like a taco shop... Well, leaving this going overnight (I have it plugged in always, because...cigarette lighters? Really?) Anyway, the next morning, and the pleasing aromas of tacos have left!

So, the blue light works and I think and hope the actual odor removal is working. It looks OK...kind of like "hey, look at my cheap bling," but it's not tremendously visible in my car...


Xiebag Travel Canvas Tote Luggage Shoulder Bag (Coffee)
Xiebag Travel Canvas Tote Luggage Shoulder Bag (Coffee)
Offered by Lin D
Price: $41.99
3 used & new from $41.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Kinda small, pretty sturdy and seems pricey., May 21, 2016
I received this item free in exchange for an unbiased review.

While this is a nice bag, it certainly has some things working against it. First, is the size - it's not big. Depending on what you actually take to the gym, it may not be able to hold it all. Yes, it has plenty of pockets and compartments which is nice, but quite frankly, this would hold one change of clothes - maybe two, depending on the season, and various small items. Calling it a "tote" seems reasonable, but an "oversized travel" tote is being a bit liberal with the assessment of its size. If you take this traveling, it'll likely be the toiletries bag - and quite frankly, it will handle that task quite well with the various compartments.

Second, while there are small plastic gripper feet on the bottom of this bag, there is nothing protecting the perimeter around the bag - that is, it's not going to be waterproof or water resistant. The last thing going against the bag is the price. Right now it's about 42 bucks - not a terrible price, but you could find something quite similar for the same or cheaper pretty easily at many different stores not called Macy's or otherwise competing in the "overpriced" market.

For the bag itself - there's nothing particularly wrong with it; the number of sections is great, it looks pretty nice and it's built pretty sturdy. It does not have a rigid bottom, so it'll take the shape of whatever you put in there. If you're looking for a smallish albeit quality bag, I'd recommend this based on price - if you can't find something cheaper or nicer for the same price, then this one will do.


Bandana by SunTaker® (Color: Royal | Triangle Sides: 24" x 24' x 32.5") - Sun Protection Bandana - Sun Protection Clothing - Kerchief - UV Protective Clothing - Unisex Bandana - UV Protection (Blue)
Bandana by SunTaker® (Color: Royal | Triangle Sides: 24" x 24' x 32.5") - Sun Protection Bandana - Sun Protection Clothing - Kerchief - UV Protective Clothing - Unisex Bandana - UV Protection (Blue)
Offered by SunTaker
Price: $26.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Great product, no more red neck sunburns - and made in USA!, May 21, 2016
I received this free in exchange for an unbiased review.

I'm not as cautious about getting sunlight on my skin as the news suggests I should be... in fact, here in the Pacific Northwest, it's somewhat remarkable if you can tan or get a sunburn. However, if indeed the sun is unhealthy, this could do the trick to block some of that - because for me, only the back of my neck burns in the sun, and a clever fold of this allows it to drape over the back of my neck - and at the end of a sunny day working outside, I wasn't a red neck! Well, my neck wasn't red at least.

So, it certainly works - the fabric is also very soft which is great; it could be used on children and be quite comfortable. I do, however, wish it was a tad bit bigger; or perhaps they offered it in an "oversized" version. Not that this one is too small, but given how much we liked this, we were going to repurpose it for a few other things and found that, while it would work a larger size would make more sense. All in all, a very nice bandana, made in USA (this may be the last thing out there!), and lives up to its promises - great product!


ThermoPro TP04 Large LCD Kitchen Digital Cooking Meat Thermometer for BBQ Grill Oven Smoker
ThermoPro TP04 Large LCD Kitchen Digital Cooking Meat Thermometer for BBQ Grill Oven Smoker
Offered by i-Tronics
Price: $30.99
5 used & new from $16.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Good thermometer with additional features, May 19, 2016
I received this free in exchange for an unbiased review.

A good all through thermometer, and its within 2 degrees of a couple other thermometers I have (no sure which is most accurate, but 2 degrees is good enough for me to claim they all are.) While there are some nice features as far as letting the thermometer "guide" when your meat is done and such, if you're looking for a basic thermometer, this is likely an overkill. However, if you're looking for all the bells and whistles, this one is great - can't speak for its long-term reliability, but so far so good. If planning to use it outside, I would advise keeping it out of direct sunlight - the LCD screen doesn't appear to be UV protected, and prolonged sun exposure would likely make it unreadable.


Ortho Bug-Geta Snail and Slug Killer, 3.5-Pound
Ortho Bug-Geta Snail and Slug Killer, 3.5-Pound
Price: $13.53
10 used & new from $9.99

3.0 out of 5 stars OK product; I prefer Sluggo and Sluggo Plus, May 19, 2016
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While this looks about the same as Monterey Sluggo Slug & Snail Killer, they are quite different in how they work. Sluggo consists of iron phosphate (and other inert ingredients) that when a slug eats it...doesn't get hungry anymore or otherwise stops eating and dies. This Ortho product consists of Sulfur and other inert ingredients. Sulfur is a poison (even used in some antibacterial products) - while iron phosphate breaks down to an incredibly low yield fertilizer...but fertilizer nonetheless.

While this Ortho slug killer works (leaves behind a gooey mess of slugs), I still prefer Sluggo. Sluggo can be used in organic gardening, holds up to rain a bit longer (in my unscientific memory) and works very well - and the slugs usually aren't visible as piles of slime death...so I'm sticking to it.


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