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TRENDnet Wireless AC Easy-Upgrader TEW-820AP
TRENDnet Wireless AC Easy-Upgrader TEW-820AP
Price: $36.99
39 used & new from $34.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This is definitely an easy way to add wireless AC (the successor to 802, February 25, 2015
This is definitely an easy way to add wireless AC (the successor to 802.11n) to your wireless home network. if you didn't know the next generation of wireless networks is finally upon us and this is it 802.11AC. I didn't realize that 802.11n has been around since 2007 that's forever and technology time. Now I have a few 802.11n routers strewn around my house. And they work perfectly fine so this is a great way to add the newer technology in wireless for my newer devices While forgoing the expense of upgrading all of my routers.

Most products shipped within the last year (IPhone 6) are most likely using a variation of 802.11 AC so if you bought anything within that timeframe you most likely have devices that will benefit. But again this is a future proofing purchase allowing your wireless routers some new life.

As I've been testing this out I haven't really noticed a strong signal boost (I have my house pretty much saturated in 802.11 signal) but I definitely noticed faster transfer speeds over 802.11n it does seem to be about three times as fast. Definitely a nice device and insults are quick and easy.

Another cool thing about the wireless AC standard is that it's backwards compatible with 802.11 A, B and G standards. This is useful if you're like me and her friends to come over with older laptops that still utilize these standards. I think I have an 802.11 B USB adapter still kicking around somewhere.

I've always been a fan of TRENDnet products over the years and this one is no exception.

Thanks for reading!

PS: I'll put a video link to you to showing a speed comparison on the iPhone 6+ using 802.11 AC versus the iPhone 5s utilizing 802.11n
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Digital Bathroom Scale by VIVE - Best Selling, Accurate Weight Scale - 2 YEAR WARRANTY (Silver)
Digital Bathroom Scale by VIVE - Best Selling, Accurate Weight Scale - 2 YEAR WARRANTY (Silver)
Offered by HEALTH SOURCE
Price: $24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A really nice scale with a two-year warranty at an affordable price., February 25, 2015
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This is a really sleek modern looking scale in a really good price. I like the look of this scale a lot especially the blue digital display. I was worried that it would be hard to read but it's not at all. I have quite a few of VIVE products and they really are high-quality. One thing I love about the products the come with a longer than standard warranty. That is goes to show that they trust the craftsmanship of their products. Most of the digital scales I've seen in this price range come with either a 90 or one year warranty and this comes with two out-of-the-box.

And I was also satisfied with the read times I've had some digital scales that when you stand on them they take a while to register. An all-around nice and affordable digital scale.

Thanks for reading!


Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock with Thunderbolt Cable, 4K and Dual Display Support
Elgato Thunderbolt 2 Dock with Thunderbolt Cable, 4K and Dual Display Support
Price: $204.99
19 used & new from $204.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A really nice Thunderbolt docking station perfect for college kids., February 24, 2015
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Elgato makes amazing high-quality map devices. I've always preferred these docks for when you're on the go with your laptops. Being able to come home and plug in one cable to bring your external monitor and USB devices online is so fantastic. I used to the dock that was just the USB hub and then would need to manually plug-in my monitor and microphone etc. I'm glad that Thunderbolt has finally caught up and really makes it one stop plug-and-play.

Really quickly I did want to point out it is a little bit pricey but I will tell you that Elgato makes very good electronics. And they stand behind their products and their support is also very helpful.

If you're someone who uses a laptop as your main device/computer and you take it with you places on occasion something like this is super helpful. I constantly encouraging my friends/customers to plug-in their Time Machine hard drives so that they'll do the backups. It's much easier to plug one thing in and you're good to go.

It's also cool that with Thunderbolt you could run a dual monitor setup using the thunderbolt/HDMI combo. I'm a big fan of dual monitors and think that if you have at least one additional monitor to your laptop it's Going to be helpful. I think the college students who basically live off their laptops would find something like this very useful.Getting home and being able to plug in one plug is a godsend. And I can't stress how external monitor to is also very useful.

I do wish it had a few more thunderbolt ports at the technology is only going to become more common.

thanks for reading!


Solid Copper Moscow Mule Siggió Mug - Set of 4 Mugs - 16 Oz Capacity - 100% Pure Copper Barware - Novelty Copper Drinkware Cups for Mules, Beer, Camping, Water - Authentic Moscow Mule Mugs with No Inner Lining or Lacquer Finish and Lifetime Guarantee
Solid Copper Moscow Mule Siggió Mug - Set of 4 Mugs - 16 Oz Capacity - 100% Pure Copper Barware - Novelty Copper Drinkware Cups for Mules, Beer, Camping, Water - Authentic Moscow Mule Mugs with No Inner Lining or Lacquer Finish and Lifetime Guarantee
Offered by Walsh Fellowes
Price: $109.49

5.0 out of 5 stars A very nice cup for a drink I've never had., February 24, 2015
I've never had a Moscow Mule but I have a few of these mugs because in my opinion they are just really nice and look great. I was worried that they were to be a lot of scratching of the copper but after a few washes not a problem at all. I like the feel of it but more importantly it looks like a work of art. I can't wait to bust this out when I have some of my pretentious friends over (we all have some of those) I'm sure they're going to gush all over it.

Here is a little bit of the history via Wikipedia
"The cocktail was invented in 1941 by John G. Martin of G.F. Heublein Brothers, Inc., an East Coast spirits and food distributor, and "Jack" Morgan, President of Cock 'n' Bull Products (which produced ginger beer) and proprietor of the Cock 'n' Bull restaurant on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles popular with celebrities."

It's really strange that I've never heard of this drink in all my life but I plan on making one soon said that this cup can fulfill its destiny.


PlayStation 4 Console + The Order: 1886 + The Last of Us Remastered
PlayStation 4 Console + The Order: 1886 + The Last of Us Remastered
Price: $429.99

17 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A decent bundle for the price + a few reasons why you might want PlayStation 4 over Xbox one, February 23, 2015
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
***At the time of writing this bundle was $429 which is a decent deal considering you get two games for $29 over just buying the console for $399. while The Order: 1886 got a lot of negative reviews upon launch it is a beautiful game. And the Last of Us is spectacular and won so many game of the year awards and that was for the PS3 version.

As a longtime PlayStation owner I was going to go with the PlayStation 4 over the Xbox One just because all my friends/family are PlayStation gamers.But if you're somebody was looking to get into the new generation of consoles is a few reasons why like PlayStation over the Xbox.

I recommend buying these headphones PlayStation Vita In-ear Headset as they are less than $10 at the time of writing this and about 1000 times better than the ones that come with the console. I have an extra pair just in case might break. Now onto the reasons why I prefer PlayStation 4.

Reason one: the ability to swap out the hard drive and add 2+ terabytes of storage. The PlayStation makes it very easy to upgrade your hard drive and add more space. With most AAA titles measuring in between 40-50 GB your 500 gig hard drive gets filled up rather quickly. But you can easily upgrade the hard drive in less than 30 minutes something Xbox does not allow you to do. This was a major purchase point for me, and I think it should be to you also.

You can get an upgrade kit with everything you need to do it yourself right here OWC DIY 2.0TB Drive Upgrade Bundle for the PlayStation¨ 4

Reason two: PlayStation plus is the same price as Xbox Live at $50 a year (you can actually score PlayStation plus around the holidays for about $35) the thing with PlayStation plus is you a lot more free games every month. And not just independent and cheap games but the really nice AAA titles. It really pays for itself rather quickly in free games Alone.

Reason three: it generally is a more powerful system than the Xbox One. Now I know many will debate this fact but as a hardware and tech guy I know the fact that the PlayStation is able to play games at a higher resolution than the Xbox one. But now that the Xbox One has dropped support for the camera it has a little bit more power under its hood. With that being said the visual difference is minor to the untrained eye but the PlayStation is a more powerful system nonetheless.

Reason four: the PlayStation TV at the ability to remote play your PlayStation to another TV in your house all for only about $60. To me that's pretty amazing that in case somebody is using the TV that your PlayStation is attached to you can go to another room and still play your games. I recommend getting the bundle PlayStation TV as it comes with a game and a PS3 controller all for only about $20 more. You can also remote play to your PlayStation Vita even when you're away from home. I'm not sure technically what you need to do to get that to happen but it's not too difficult. Playing console games when you're traveling by nearly using a PlayStation Vita to me is a game changer for the console market.

Reason five: Share Play is a game changer for console gaming. Basically allows you to share your screen with someone else who is playing on a PlayStation 4 console. They can take control of your console and help you through difficult part. Or you can play two player game at the same time. It truly is magnificent and a feature that was only recently added to the console.

Those are just A few of my reasons why I went with PlayStation 4 over the Xbox and maybe a few reasons why you might want to also.

Thanks for reading!

PS the one drawback to buying a PlayStation is the PlayStation network really is not very good. It goes down every few months for a day or two and is been the target of many hackers. It goes down more than most porn stars. Sony is pretty good about reimbursing you with discounts and free PlayStation plus. Microsoft Definitely has a better network for Xbox users and it's my only complaint now the PlayStation network has become a pay service.
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Yukiss® White Ice Whiskey Stones - Set of 4 Premium Drink Chilling Stainless Steel Reusable Ice Cubes with Travel Pouch
Yukiss® White Ice Whiskey Stones - Set of 4 Premium Drink Chilling Stainless Steel Reusable Ice Cubes with Travel Pouch
Offered by yukiss
Price: $25.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Some really nice whiskey stones they look cool even when not in use., February 22, 2015
I'm a fan of chilling stones for alcoholic beverages because water down drinks are kind of gross. These gives a really nice and they were good it chilling small amounts of tasty beverages. Plus I think they just look cool when you're not using them and you set them on a windowsill or something. If you want use on the regular though I recommend getting more than one pack because four of them does not seem to be enough IMO. If the price ever drops under $10 and may be a must-have. They also stay cold for a while allowing you to use them for more than one drink. While that is depending on how fast you drink it.

Having to clean them between uses is another drawback. And something you want to deal with when you just use ice. But they are fancy as all get out so that makes up the little extra work. I do see these being very cool a bar.

Thanks for reading!


Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70, 5.5 Ounce
Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport Sunscreen Spray, SPF 70, 5.5 Ounce
Offered by Health Tree
Price: $20.97
2 used & new from $14.99

4.0 out of 5 stars A must-have if you're active outside SPF 70 only slightly too odoriferous IMO., February 21, 2015
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I didn't know they made an SPF 70. It is sad that the sun is so dangerous. But one thing I can tell you for sure wearing sunscreen is super important nowadays. This sunscreen spray goes on and is not super oily. The one thing I don't really like his house scented it is its kind is strong in my opinion. I wish it was a little bit less odoriferous but other than that it's totally great. If you're ready out the sun protect yourself from ultraviolet rays.


Deluxe Cane by VIVE - Best Lightweight Walking Stick for Men and Women - LIFETIME GUARANTEE (Silver)
Deluxe Cane by VIVE - Best Lightweight Walking Stick for Men and Women - LIFETIME GUARANTEE (Silver)
Offered by HEALTH SOURCE
Price: $14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A nice affordable cane with a lifetime warranty… It's a good deal., February 19, 2015
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A very affordable walking cane with a very high quality feel. VIVE make some really nice and affordable medical equipment. This cane is no exception at only $15 at the time of writing this review is perfect for the price. I was expecting it to be a lot more flimsy and fragile since the cost so little but it's perfect if you need a little extra help with mobility. It's easy also to change the height by merely pushing the button and pulling out on the bottom tip.

Just an all-around nice product at a really good price. Plus it comes with a lifetime warranty I love it when companies believe in their product so much that they're willing to back it up like that. Highly recommended.


[Apple MFI Certified] aLLreli® Lightning to USB Data Sync Charging Cable 3M / 9.8 Feet - [High Speed] [Extra Long] for iPhone 6 (4.7") / Plus (5.5") 5S 5C 5, iPad Air, Mini, Mini 2, iPod 5th generation, and iPod nano 7th generation
[Apple MFI Certified] aLLreli® Lightning to USB Data Sync Charging Cable 3M / 9.8 Feet - [High Speed] [Extra Long] for iPhone 6 (4.7") / Plus (5.5") 5S 5C 5, iPad Air, Mini, Mini 2, iPod 5th generation, and iPod nano 7th generation
Offered by aLLreLi
Price: $29.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very nice USB to lightning cable with the extra length many of us need., February 19, 2015
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A very well-built USB lighting cable. All my electronic devices have a spare cable kicking around. I've been in a situation where I can charge or sync my device do not having the proper cable. Now $15 at the time of writing this review this cable is slightly more expensive than others I've seen but it definitely feels higher-quality. The additional length is also nice at near 10 feet. If you're somebody who has an AC adapter USB charger behind your sofa or something a cable like this is perfect. Having the standard 3 feet cable that come with most electronic devices the two thirds more length is very welcome.

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Blood Pressure Monitor by VIVE - Best Automatic Digital Upper Arm BPM - Guaranteed Accuracy, Perfect for Home Use - 2 YEAR WARRANTY (Silver)
Blood Pressure Monitor by VIVE - Best Automatic Digital Upper Arm BPM - Guaranteed Accuracy, Perfect for Home Use - 2 YEAR WARRANTY (Silver)
Offered by HEALTH SOURCE
Price: $29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A really nice and easy to read blood pressure cuff. ***Great for home health care providers***, February 19, 2015
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A really nice and easy to read blood pressure cuff. These are really good to have on hand just because I blood pressure can sneak up on people. At the C5 quadriplegic my blood pressure is my body's way of telling me I'm in pain. I like the fact that this display is easy to read versus my other blood pressure cuff that this replaced which had a really small screen. VIVE make some really nice medical gear and I recommend them highly.

I like the fact that it's automatic pump up works perfectly. He warned though it does get tight on your arm so you're using this with children they might get a little freaked out. One of my friends who tested it out for me started to freak out while was pumping up. I like the automatic pump up more than and pump versions.

If you're somebody who works in the home health field this is definitely a good idea for taking clients blood pressure.

I also like the fact that this comes with a two year warranty. When a company what's more than one year warranty on their products to me that the signs they trust the quality.

Thanks for reading!

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