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Aduro PowerUP 39W 5-Port (7.8A Total) PWAS-5U SUPER Smart USB Car Charger for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, LG and More (Black)
Aduro PowerUP 39W 5-Port (7.8A Total) PWAS-5U SUPER Smart USB Car Charger for iPhone, iPad, Samsung Galaxy, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, LG and More (Black)
Offered by Entronik
Price: $22.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Works well for 2 smart phones plus standard USB., April 26, 2015
I received this free of charge in exchange for a review.

Well, it works. I can charge a Samsung Galaxy, a BLU phone, and a Sony digital camera all at the same time. And that's great - most other devices I've tried give you one "smart phone" port (higher amps), and one or more lower-powered ports.

The device itself is small enough to be hidden or nestled somewhere in your car - and it provides fairly long cable so you shouldn't have major problems there. All in all, its a multiple port charger that works, and for a reasonable price. Recommended.


Delta Faucet 3564-MPU-DST Ashlyn Two Handle Widespread Lavatory Faucet, Chrome
Delta Faucet 3564-MPU-DST Ashlyn Two Handle Widespread Lavatory Faucet, Chrome
Offered by Buildcom
Price: $163.38
4 used & new from $148.30

5.0 out of 5 stars Great looking, great quality, April 26, 2015
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Another excellent faucet by Delta. We put this one in our master bathroom, and it's companion, Delta Faucet 2564-MPU-DST Ashlyn Two Handle Centerset Lavatory Faucet, Chrome, in the other bathroom, and both look great. While this one was a bit more difficult to install, it could be because the other was so easy that it had to be more difficult. However, if only installing this one, it is also very easy.

The sleek lines has a very modern look, so it may appear a bit out of place if your bathroom design doesn't fit - for example, a big curvy clawfoot tub and this may not quite mix in the same room.

The quality of this faucet cannot be beaten - all parts are top notch with no cheap parts thrown in to save a few cents. If you're looking for a high quality, low maintenance faucet that looks great, I'd recommend this one!


Heavy Duty Roller Shower Curtain Rings, Polished Chrome Clipperton RollerRings®, Set of 12
Heavy Duty Roller Shower Curtain Rings, Polished Chrome Clipperton RollerRings®, Set of 12
Price: $9.19
4 used & new from $8.27

4.0 out of 5 stars Great roller shower curtain rings., April 25, 2015
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Excellent replacement roller rings. We have some very similar to this but were brown (or maybe a fancier name for brown) where the roller balls were coming off and the entire things were starting to rust...and not roll. After putting these on, we're back in business.

While our old ones were about 1/4" longer than these, and thus, the shower curtain hangs that much higher, it's unlikely to matter for the vast majority of showers. I would have liked to see the little roller balls a bit bigger, because our shower curtain rod is curved and has a small lip in the middle that makes these not roll quite as smoothly, but then again, it's not entirely the fault of the rings - if the rod itself were smooth, there wouldn't be that problem.

All in all, very good roller rings for a shower curtain that, given the lifetime warranty, I'm hoping they're made a bit better than my last ones that fell apart and rusted. Recommended!


Mengo S-Power Shockproof/Water-Resistant 5300Mah Solar Assist Back-up Battery Featuring Dual USB Port Smart Charge Technology (For iPhone, iPod, iPad, Samsung, LG, HTC) (Red)
Mengo S-Power Shockproof/Water-Resistant 5300Mah Solar Assist Back-up Battery Featuring Dual USB Port Smart Charge Technology (For iPhone, iPod, iPad, Samsung, LG, HTC) (Red)
Offered by Mengo Products
Price: $24.99
2 used & new from $24.99

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4.0 out of 5 stars Great device for on-the-go power., April 21, 2015
I received this product free from the manufacturer in exchange for an unbiased/uncensored review.

While the battery in this charger doesn't have the highest capacity I've ever seen (I have an Eton that claims 8400mAh , whereas this one says 5300mAh), this one does certainly have some extra things going for it - namely, the solar panel. You can charge this via a USB plug, which is probably what you want to do most of the time, while the solar panel "trickle charges" to keep the battery topped off. However, knowing that you could, in a pinch, get some kind of power from this thing using the sun is a great feature. You're not going to be talking on your phone simply by holding this up to the sun (unless it already has a good charge), but over the course of a few hours/days, you could get enough juice in it to provide enough power for a device that, without normal power service, you'd otherwise be without.

As far as charging, I've plugged in a Sony camera, a Samsung Galaxy Player, and a BLU Android phone and all of them are able to work with pulling power from this battery. Great little device - nice to have around in an emergency, and simply to extend your battery life while on-the-go.


All Clad Textiles Premium Collection Heavyweight 100-Percent Cotton Twill and Silicone Pot Holder, Pewter
All Clad Textiles Premium Collection Heavyweight 100-Percent Cotton Twill and Silicone Pot Holder, Pewter
Price: $14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality, works great., April 21, 2015
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Probably the best pot holder I've ever had. It's flexible enough to be easy to bend and grab onto things, but thick and insulated enough to both feel comfortable with your grip on the pot (or cookie sheet, as it may) and not have it quick burn through and heat up your fingers until you feel your flesh melting away. And that's always a big plus when looking at pot holders.

While the price is certainly higher than what I've paid in the past for similar products, to me the extra cost feel warranted due to quality material and overall quality construction and feel to it. This product looks and feels like every aspect of it was intentional, rather than starting with a good product and then whittling away what made it great to hit a certain price point. Overall, I'm very happy with it, and I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality pot holder that'll probably last a long time.


Race the Wild #1: Rain Forest Relay
Race the Wild #1: Rain Forest Relay
by Kristin Earhart
Edition: Paperback
Price: $4.49

4.0 out of 5 stars Good book, maybe not quite right age suggestion, April 19, 2015
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Fun book of adventure and learning. Though I think the target age is a couple years off (maybe 5-7 rather than 7-10), the story itself is fun and goes quick. The ending probably could have used a bit more of a final closing, but as I understand it, this is part of a short series (4 books when it's done?), so the grand ending may be with the last book.

It was interesting to read a couple chapters, then a short fact sheet about something that had happened in the story (like facts about piranha's, for example.) It doesn't really intrude on the story itself, which is a huge positive.

All in all, we enjoyed the book but the 8-9-10 year olds may be a bit too advanced to get super excited about it, depending on their current reading level. Scan a few pages and compare with your kids reading levels first - if it looks like a good match, then the story itself is good too!


Delta Faucet 2564-MPU-DST Ashlyn Two Handle Centerset Lavatory Faucet, Chrome
Delta Faucet 2564-MPU-DST Ashlyn Two Handle Centerset Lavatory Faucet, Chrome
Price: $91.51
4 used & new from $91.51

5.0 out of 5 stars Great quality faucet, looks awesome, easy installation., April 19, 2015
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Excellent faucet! It's beautiful, solid metal with metal connecting pipes (and PEX), very solid and sturdy, and works great. Installation was a breeze...all around, just an excellent product. Unlike most product available nowadays, was no a single thing that got me thinking "boy, if they would have spent an extra dollar, this would've been great..." Basically, Delta figured out what it would take to build a great faucet, and then did so with high quality parts - and even had somebody that knows English write the instructions!

Recommended - the only reason why you might not want to go with this is the angles on it, if you're looking for something a with curves...that's the only reason that I wouldn't recommend, at least!


Philips AVENT My Natural Trainer Cup, Clear, 5 Ounce
Philips AVENT My Natural Trainer Cup, Clear, 5 Ounce
Price: $7.91
8 used & new from $7.91

5.0 out of 5 stars Great training/sippy cup; 4+months target age., April 17, 2015
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Excellent sippy/training cup - and since the tops are interchangeable with the rest of the "system" (sippy cups for an increasing target age), it means that from cup to cup, the top nipples and handles can go with them. And once the baby is used to one, shifting to another shouldn't be a huge problem.

All in all, this cup by itself is a great size, comes with two nipples of different shapes (one is bottle-nipple like, the other is more sippy-cup nipple type, either of which are the real-woman type...) Our 5 month old has no problems holding this and using it as a small bottle/cup, but he does prefer to kind of play with it and see about biting the handles instead.

If you're looking for sippy cups, I'd recommend this cup, along with the others from AVENT for the various ages! Great training to wean from the bottle.


Miracle-Gro 100126 Nature's Care Organic Blood Meal  3 lb.
Miracle-Gro 100126 Nature's Care Organic Blood Meal 3 lb.
Price: $8.79
8 used & new from $6.73

5.0 out of 5 stars Good product, low in heavy metals, reasonable price, April 15, 2015
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This is a fair amount of blood meal (and organic!) for the price. This particular blood meal is "12% slowly available water insoluble nitrogen from porcine blood meal;" the fact that it's organic is nice and the price being reasonable, even considering it's organic, is also very nice.

Viewing the heavy metals included (listed on www.regulatory-info-sc.com), the parts per million are:
Arsenic: 0.5100
Cadmium: 0.2540
Cobalt: 0.2540
Mercury: 0.0184
Molybdenum: 0.7640
Nickel: 0.2540
Lead: 0.2540
Selenium: 1.4900
Zinc : 19.0000

While this may show a lot of info by itself, it's worth noting that a couple other brands, such as Dr. Earth's and Epsoma contain heavy metals at above what this Miracle-Gro contains (for some metals, at least.)

Now, as far as the plants go - my plants are still between the "I'm a seedling" and "I'm a real plant" stage, but they're still looking healthy and vibrate.

All in all, this is a good product for a fair price and the plants seem to like it...Recommended.


Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, 66.7 Ounce
Reese's Peanut Butter Cups Miniatures, 66.7 Ounce
Price: $29.95
2 used & new from $29.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Big Bag of Candy!, April 14, 2015
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A very large heaping of peanut butter cups! If you're looking at these, you already know what they are, you already want them, you're probably just looking to see what the biggest bang for the buck is. Well, this is a very large bag of the same PB cups you can get in a store, but this one is over 4 pounds of said goodness. Not much to say flavor-wise: they taste like Reese's peanut butter cups.

Packaging was well done - tight enough so that the candy didn't get banged around and malformed during shipment. If ordering in the summer, you may want to make sure you're home for delivery and you don't pick slow delivery, as there's a fair chance they'd melt in the back of a truck or on your doorstep.

All in all, a big bag of candy...if you need a lot, you've found them!


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