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5-Piece Traditional Chinese Calligraphy / Sumi Brush Set with Soft White Tips and Gift Box (CYSH-55 US)
5-Piece Traditional Chinese Calligraphy / Sumi Brush Set with Soft White Tips and Gift Box (CYSH-55 US)

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great starter set for anyone interested in calligraphy, January 12, 2013
The 5-piece traditional calligraphy set is great for anyone who is interested in the craft of calligraphy. The brushes feel light and feathery, and the wooden grip is great to the touch. What I really enjoy about this set is the soft, white tips. After extensive use, the tips show no signs of splitting. For someone who is just starting out in calligraphy, this set is a great start. If you are an experienced calligrapher, then you already know where to look for supplies. But for those of you who are are just starting out,then this set is a great way to begin a new life-long discipline and love affair.


10" x 10" Oshello Game Set with Magnetic Folding Board (SC56500 US)
10" x 10" Oshello Game Set with Magnetic Folding Board (SC56500 US)

5.0 out of 5 stars Nephew loves it!, January 11, 2013
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
Wow, this game is challenging! My nephew's birthday was coming up, and I was having a hard time of thinking what kind of gift I want to buy for him. A friend of mine recommended me to buy Reversi. When my nephew first teared apart the wrappers at his b-day bash, he was slightly disappointed I didn't buy him a Xbox 360 game. But, my nephew has a strategic mind, and he was able to quickly pick up the rules within minutes of reading the instructions on the back. For me, it took literally hours. Anyway, he loves the game and is always bragging to me about the subtle nuisances of Reversi. Sadly for me, this also means that he is now constantly mocking me on the glaringly bad strategic blunders I would often make.

The quality of the board is superb. And the magnetic pieces are finely crafted and feel extremely durable. So far, none of the magnets have peeled off after extensive use. In addition, the board is collapsible; thus, this also makes a great traveling companion for those of you who enjoy some Othello on the go. Overall, this is a great game for not only the kids, but also bumbling idiotic adults as well. Much better than buying you loved ones Call of Duty, extreme stealth super black ops XXXIII.


Pindi Black Leather Executive Document Holder / Padfolio with Built-In Calculator and Memo Pad (DCH-03-01 US)
Pindi Black Leather Executive Document Holder / Padfolio with Built-In Calculator and Memo Pad (DCH-03-01 US)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This binder makes you feel like a BOSS!, January 11, 2013
First of all, I want to admit something. When it comes to shopping for my business needs,
My go-to-shop is the local Staples that is close to my house. Staples contains a large selection and is usually pretty good, but the number and quality of its leather binders are absolutely ATROCIOUS!!!! So when I first teared apart the plastic wrappings and held the Pindi Black Executive binder in my hand, I muttered to myself, "YES!!!!" So what makes this binder so great? Well,

the build quality is superb. This binder makes you feel like a Boss. Although it is made from a synthetic material, the binder feels great in your hands. It is textured, and is a lot like holding one of those expensive smartphone covers that you may have. If you are one of those shoppers that absolutely need and can only use a leather binder, then by all means avoid this one. However, if you are willing to keep an open-mind, then give this binder a shot!

it is big and roomy on the inside. The binder can hold a lot of stuff. The inside pocket is stretchable, which means that you can stuff all the graphs and figures to your heart content in it. I love this feature, because most of the binders out on the market contains a very shallow inside pocket. This means that the amount of paper you can carry is limited.

To sum it off, I highly recommend this binder and so far it has been great in my everyday use. There is one last thing I would like to mention. This binder is on the heavier side. So if you want a feather light binder that weights less than a plastic folder, then this isn't the binder for you.


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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I play billiard with this pipe., January 3, 2013
If you are a gentlemen or a lady who enjoys smoking out from a stylish pipe that looks like straight out of a scene from Django Unchained, then buy this pipe! I played some pool with my buddies in my man cave the other day, and all of them complimented me on how classy I look puffing out from this pipe. In addition, I love the sandalwood finish; it just feels so, so natural to the touch. I love this pipe, and it has been working great for me for the last couple of weeks. I highly recommend it!


Tetra Premium Hand Tally Counter (N5202 US)
Tetra Premium Hand Tally Counter (N5202 US)
Offered by Bundred & Thick
Price: $4.45
4 used & new from $0.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great hand tally counter!, August 29, 2012
I recently started a small biz that requires me to use a hand tally counter. Since this is the cheapest counter on Amazon, I was like what the heck and bought it. So far, I am very satisfied with my purchase; the hand tally counter does exactly what it is suppose to do.

In addition, the quality is quite superb for the price. I have dropped the counter on many occasions, and aside from a dent or some scratches here and there, the counter still runs like a gem.

If you need a hand tally counter, you can't go wrong with this one.


Arctic Wolf Ultralight Inflatable Camping Seat Cushion Blue (SY-0018-01 US)
Arctic Wolf Ultralight Inflatable Camping Seat Cushion Blue (SY-0018-01 US)

5.0 out of 5 stars Great pillow for campers with stiff necks!, August 21, 2012
I love camping. I love lying on the grass and look up at the star-filled night sky on a beautiful August evening. However, I do get a stiff neck from time to time. I tried a couple of Brookstone products, and most of them were not to my liking. But, this pillow is a godsend! Whenever I lie on the Article Wolf inflatable pillow, my neck pain would ease up and go away. I think the reason is because the pillow isn't even one of those "super soft" pillows. When totally inflated, the pillow do remain a tad firm. So ironically, it turns out the best way to ease my stiff neck was to lie on a firm pillow!

The quality of the pillow is superb! I am a pretty "rough" camper, so most of my gear takes quite the poundage. After using this pillow for a month in the backwoods of New Hampshire, the pillow is still intact. Of course there are some scratches here and there, but that is to be expected. Overall, I am very happy with my purchase and would recommend the product for any campers out there that too suffer neck pains from time to time.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Helps to relieve tension and strain in your shoulder, June 29, 2012
I recently, um, strained my shoulder muscles while flexing my guns at the gym. Not only was the experience utterly embarrassing, but now I have to deal with a bad shoulder. So, I was looking for a shoulder pad to release tension, and after testing out some ****** alternatives at CVS, I decided to take a gamble and order one online.

The shoulder pad was able to fit on my shoulder perfectly. Unlike the cheap knockoffs you see at CVS or Walgreens, it doesn't slide off. at. all. I know I shouldn't be moving my shoulders, but this is a huge plus since I have to bike to work every single day. In addition, the pad also compresses heat much better when compared to similar alternatives; this is crucial, as increased blood flow is the key to eliminate symptoms and speed up recovery.

This is a great purchase. If I happened to injure any other joints of my body, I will be sure to buy another pad made by Motion Partner.


Joss Stick Traditional Chinese Chess (Xiang Qi) Set with Magnetic Folding Board 4862
Joss Stick Traditional Chinese Chess (Xiang Qi) Set with Magnetic Folding Board 4862

5.0 out of 5 stars Joss Stick hit a homerun on this one, May 22, 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I was first introduced to the "Joss Stick" brand when I bought a portable chess set to play on-the-go. I was pleased with that set, but this one really blew my mind away. The built quality is unlike anything I have ever seen for a Chinese Chess set in this price range. The board is made from high quality plastic that feels not only durable, but also displays finishing touches beholden to sets several price ranges higher. While the pieces are made out of faux wood, the magnet inside gives each piece a tiny "thump" when moved around. As a result, moving the pieces around is a lot of fun and makes it a satisfying experience. Because a thin layer of magnet is masked beneath the board, the pieces "stick" to the board; this is great, as you can now play Chinese Chess outdoors without the fear of having the wind blowing away your pieces.

I highly recommend this set. I am now a Joss-Stickiphile and will definitively look forward to buying more products from this wonderful brand.


RST Diameter Storm-Resistant Umbrella
RST Diameter Storm-Resistant Umbrella
Offered by Mongol Trading Co.
Price: $19.99 - $24.99

19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great umbrella, with a touch of retro flair to boot!, April 28, 2012
I recently lost my umbrella, so I was on the prowl to buy a new one. For those of us living in rainy parts of the country, buying a new umbrella isn't as easy as going to your local CVS and grabbing one from the discount bin; you need a heavy-duty umbrella, one that can sustain hurricane-like conditions as you walk to work at 7 AM in the morning. After doing some window shopping online, I decided to purchase the RST Storm-Resistant Umbrella, and boy was I not disappointed!

The covering of the RST Storm-Resistant Umbrella is made out of high quality polyester; the material is very durable and I could definitely envision it lasting a really long time. In addition, the "skeleton" of the umbrella is made out of fiberglass, another fine material that has an excellent track record for durability. Lastly, the umbrella is designed with a touch of retro flair, and I can definitely envision Woody Allen walking around with one of these circa 1985. So, if you are a hipster, then add one more star to this review.

Overall, I am very happy with my purchase. Should I lose my umbrella again, I will definitely this model again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Portable Chess Set, April 7, 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
For those of you who are looking for a portable chess set, this is the perfect set for you! The best part about the set is that the board is designed as a collapsible box and the chess pieces are contained inside the box. The box is 15 by 30 cm when folded. When unfolded, the box will transform into a 30 by 30 cm chessboard.

The pieces are made out of hard plastic and designed in the traditional, Staunton style. Unlike the other, flimsy chess pieces commonly found among chess sets of this price, the pieces in this set are very solid and display extraordinary craftsmanship. Each of the pieces carries quite a bit of heft, which comes as quite a lovely surprise.

Overall, I highly recommend this set. It is perfect for chess-players on the go, or for anybody else who is looking for a compact chess set.
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