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DBPOWER® 9-in-1 Digital Tire Pressure Gauge With Multi Emergency Tool-Safety Hammer, Seatbelt Cutter and Flashlight for Automotive (Tools 9 in 1)
DBPOWER® 9-in-1 Digital Tire Pressure Gauge With Multi Emergency Tool-Safety Hammer, Seatbelt Cutter and Flashlight for Automotive (Tools 9 in 1)
Offered by OXA USA COM
Price: $14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Throw it in the glove box, July 30, 2015
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I was given this item to test and review. This is my opinion:

This is a tire gauge, multi-tool and flashlight in one unit. The tire gauge works fine and can show pressure in 4 different units: PSI, Bars, KPA, and Kg/Cm3. The LED screen is backlighted in a nice blue color, and the reading will stay on for 90 seconds before auto shut off. You turn the pressure gauge on and off with its own separate push button power switch.

There is another switch on the unit that turns on the flashlight or the red LED light. This is a slide switch, which seems like it would be too easy to bump the switch while putting it away and accidentally turn on the light. Speaking of battery power, this item takes 5 AG13 button batteries, which are not terribly expensive - you can even get them on Amazon 10 pack MAXELL AG13 LR44 357 button cell battery.

Now, the multi-tool part of this -- There is a mini pliers, a saw, a flat head screwdriver with mm markings on it to presumably measure your tire tread depth, a mini Phillips head screwdriver, and a scissors - and of course the ubiquitous glass breaker in case you are trapped in the car, or you want to invite a lawsuit for someone else's car. These items may come in useful in a pinch if there are no other options, but I recommend carrying a proper tool kit in your car if you are serious about on-road repairs, something like this: Apollo Precision Tools DT0101 64 Piece Travel & Automotive Tool Kit, and get a first aid kit while you are at it: AAA 121-Piece Road Trip First Aid Kit.


The Nutro Company High Protein Adult Food with Chicken and Whole Brown Rice Recipe for Finicky Felines, 3-Pound
The Nutro Company High Protein Adult Food with Chicken and Whole Brown Rice Recipe for Finicky Felines, 3-Pound
Price: $12.99
2 used & new from $12.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Compare to Ideal Balance Crafted, July 30, 2015
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When comparing cat foods, the first thing I ask is -- does the cat like it? In this case, our cat readily ate this Nutro food with no need to transition from the previous food. The same was true for Hill's Ideal Balance Crafted Grain Free Herbed Chicken and Chickpeas Recipe Dry Cat Food Bag, 6-Pound, which I reviewed previously. The next comparison is the ingredient list. Both contain similar ingredients, with #1 being "Chicken" which is good. From there, the ingredient list goes:

Nutro: Chicken Meal, Pea Protein, Whole Brown Rice, Dried Potatoes, Chicken Fat, Oat Fiber, Potato Protein, Dehydrated Alfalfa Meal, Whole Grain Oatmeal, Natural Flavors, Soybean Oil, Psyllium Seed Husk, Rice Bran, and then a bunch of chemicals that are presumably vitamins.

Ideal Balance: Pea Protein, Potatoes, Chicken Fat, Hydrolyzed Chicken Liver, Potato Starch, Egg Product, Yellow Peas, Chick Peas, Chicken Meal, Chicken Liver Flavor, some chemicals, Fish Oil, Flaxseed, Iodized Salt, Green Peas, Carrots, Taurine, Cranberries, and then some more chemicals that are vitamins.

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Then I look at the Guaranteed Analysis:

Nutro: Crude Protein 33%, Crude Fat 16%, Crude Fiber 11%, Moisture 10%; 382 kcal/cup

Ideal Balance: Crude Protein 27%, Crude Fat 18%, Crude Fiber 3.5%, Moisture 9%; 514 kcal ME/cup

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And a couple subjective things:

The Nutro bits are dry and kind of gritty; the Ideal Balance are smooth and somewhat shiny/oily looking. The Nutro bag has a zip type of seal on its front; the Ideal balance has a Velcro-like closure on top that I actually really like. The 'hairball control' of the Nutro appears to be its higher fiber content, although I have read that brushing your cat regularly and occasionally feeding them oily foods like the oil from your tuna can, safflower oil or butter, also helps.

Given the pros and cons, I think Nutro is OK and the cats like it, but I will continue with the Ideal Balance once this bag is used up.


Mostfeel Portable USB Mini Led light (Warm White) & USB-Powered Adjustable Desktop Cooling Fan Suit,360 Degree Flexible,Compatible with Laptop&Powerbank&Notebook&PC&Tablet&Computer&USB Charging Port for Reading,Bed,Office,Library,Picnic ,Summer,Dormitory,Travel,Holoday,Outdoor,Camping,Biking, Hiking,Climbing, Exploring(ML-02A) Blue
Mostfeel Portable USB Mini Led light (Warm White) & USB-Powered Adjustable Desktop Cooling Fan Suit,360 Degree Flexible,Compatible with Laptop&Powerbank&Notebook&PC&Tablet&Computer&USB Charging Port for Reading,Bed,Office,Library,Picnic ,Summer,Dormitory,Travel,Holoday,Outdoor,Camping,Biking, Hiking,Climbing, Exploring(ML-02A) Blue
Offered by Mostta Inc
Price: $9.99
2 used & new from $9.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Compact and handy light and fan, July 27, 2015
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I received this item to test and review. This is my opinion:

These items are powered by any 5.0v USB outlet, which could be on your desktop computer, laptop, tablet, USB charger, backup battery, etc. So they are really very portable wherever you can find a USB port. The thin part of the shaft bends up to almost 90 degrees 'up' and almost 90 degrees 'down' -- it does not bend much side to side.

The light is bright but not glaring, is a warm-white color and is useful for reading, seeing your keyboard in the dark, or as a flashlight. Since the USB plug only goes in one way though, the light may be facing the opposite way that you want - although you can bend it almost 90 degrees. It does get very warm after a while.

The fan comes in two pieces, which you assemble by pushing the fan blade onto the motor shaft. The blade is made of a hard rubber-like material, so even though it is bendable, it still stings if it hits you. The motor is quiet, but the fan vibrates a bit and so can make noise if something is loose or resting against it. I did not test it, but I would imagine if the fan was stopped by something or fell, the motor would likely get pretty hot. So be careful with it -- it does put out a good breeze.


Jumbl 22MP All-In-1 Film & Slide Scanner w/ Speed-Load Adapters for 35mm Negative & Slides, 110, 126, & Super 8 Films
Jumbl 22MP All-In-1 Film & Slide Scanner w/ Speed-Load Adapters for 35mm Negative & Slides, 110, 126, & Super 8 Films
Offered by DBROTH
Price: $99.99
3 used & new from $82.57

5.0 out of 5 stars It's fast, it's easy, it works!, July 24, 2015
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I received this item to test and review. This is my opinion:

I admit that I was a bit skeptical when I agreed to try this scanner. I have over 13,000 photos in my database that span the years 1860 to present, which I scanned from negatives and prints when negatives weren't available. The negatives were scanned using an HP PhotoSmart Negative scanner at 2400 dpi, and some of the larger format negatives were scanned with a Epson Perfection V700 Photo Flatbed Scanner. So this little Jumbl scanner had some tough competition.

I tested it with some 35mm color negatives from 1999 that I had not scanned into the computer yet. I connected the scanner to the computer with the supplied USB cable and put in the 35mm adapter. You slide in a negative strip at a time and pause on each photo to push a couple buttons. Each scan took about 10-15 seconds. I scanned the whole 36 exposure roll in about 10 mins. To compare, the HP scanner took about 30 mins per roll and the Epson scanner was about the same. I was able to fit all 30+ photos into the internal memory of the scanner -- no memory card needed - and then uploaded them to the computer.

To be fair, the HP and Epson scanners I believe have a higher resolution and you can save the photo in a 'raw' format for later processing. There is some horizontal cropping of the negative (not all of the negative is captured on the sides), but vertical is OK. I would say the resolution and JPEG format that you get your photos in with the Jumbl scanner can compare to if you scanned the prints themselves on a flatbed scanner -- maybe slightly better resolution. But if all you want to do is quickly and easily scan and share your photos, and you have only the negatives to work with, this little scanner would be exactly what you need!

I attached a photo I scanned with the Jumbl scanner to show the resolution and size. This was done with all default settings in the scanner -- if you are going to retouch the photos, I would recommend using a proper photo program like Photoshop Elements instead of using the scanner's tools.
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Nextove™ XLT The Best Super Efficient Lightweight Durable Alcohol Stove, Backup system for Emergency and Survival Situations, Camping, Backpacking and Bug out Bag
Nextove™ XLT The Best Super Efficient Lightweight Durable Alcohol Stove, Backup system for Emergency and Survival Situations, Camping, Backpacking and Bug out Bag
Offered by DBROTH
Price: $29.99
4 used & new from $22.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Light and easy to use, July 21, 2015
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I was given this item to test and review. This is my opinion:

I think this is the coolest camping/hiking/survival item ever, maybe aside from a water filter. I already had some Denatured Alcohol and just poured a couple ounces into the container and lit it. It appeared like a "Sterno" can at first with just an almost invisible blue flame. But after a minute or so, the heat from the flame warmed the alcohol up which flowed out of the small holes on the side and lit into little blue jets of flame. Then, we put a pan on top of it and the jets became even stronger and the heat was great!

This item is so simple and works very well - no moving parts and nothing to assemble or pieces to lose. The only drawback I can think of would be that it's very light and appears that it might be easily damaged or dented if not stored carefully. Other than that... I really like it.


Cat SCRATCHER Post Pad w/Attached 'Mouse Head' Toy Plaything - Features Velcro for Wrapping Around Table, Couch, Chair, Furniture Leg to Prevent Scratching - Available in 2 Sizes - 1 Year Warranty
Cat SCRATCHER Post Pad w/Attached 'Mouse Head' Toy Plaything - Features Velcro for Wrapping Around Table, Couch, Chair, Furniture Leg to Prevent Scratching - Available in 2 Sizes - 1 Year Warranty
Offered by DBROTH
Price: $24.99
2 used & new from $24.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Effective scratching post cover, July 21, 2015
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I received this item to test and review. This is my opinion:

The scratch pad is a woven sisal or jute material that looks kind of like a place mat. It has velcro around the outside edge, and so it could be wrapped around a post or table leg up to about 4-5" in diameter. I wanted to use it to wrap around a bannister post on our stair railing that the cat seems to like to scratch. But the post is smaller and round at the top and larger and square at the bottom. The pad did wrap all the way around it, but since the diameter is uneven, the velcro does not attach very well. I think this pad would work best on a post or table leg that is nearly the same diameter from top to bottom. Also, if your cat is not interested in scratching on it, you can rub some catnip into the top part of the pad and also on the 'mouse' and that will help.


Sawyer Products SP128 Mini Water Filtration System, Single, Blue
Sawyer Products SP128 Mini Water Filtration System, Single, Blue
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63 used & new from $13.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Light, portable, quick and easy drinking water, July 10, 2015
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I tried this water filter out on a hike recently. We found a clear stream and filled the bag from it. After attaching the bag to the filter, I squeezed the bag and some white fluid came out (maybe some kind of preservative you have to flush out at first use?). Then the water came out clear. It tasted fine and we didn't get sick, so I think it worked. :-) The flow rate was pretty slow (about 30-45 secs to fill a 12 oz. container) even when new. I can imagine if you are filtering very dirty water that you would have to backflush it often. Other than that, this will come in handy for back country hiking and emergency use.


VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Yellow/Black
VTech Kidizoom Action Cam, Yellow/Black
Price: $56.52
17 used & new from $50.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For the kid who has everything..., July 10, 2015
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For the kid who has everything, here's a toy for them to play with. As an adult "Go Pro" style camera, it falls way short of features and photo/video quality. For a kid who is interested in capturing action photography and video, it might be a suitable starting point for them. The waterproof case is a bonus, as it could be used at the beach, pool, etc. A micro SD card is not required (it has very limited internal memory), but is really necessary if you want more that a few minutes of video or more than 600 photos. I think the mounts and the waterproof case are what might make this camera worth the price. If that's not what you need in a 'kid' camera, I would look at other and possibly cheaper options.


ChromaCast Padded Acoustic Guitar Gig Bag with American Flag Graphics
ChromaCast Padded Acoustic Guitar Gig Bag with American Flag Graphics
Offered by GoDpsMusic
Price: $28.98
2 used & new from $28.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for the price, July 1, 2015
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I got this for my son for his birthday (the guitar itself was his Christmas present). It fits the full-size cutaway acoustic we got him, just barely. The padding is decent enough for a gig bag and I liked the backpack straps so he can carry it on his back. It will keep the guitar from getting scuffs and nicks, but don't expect it to prevent more major damage from falling or getting banged like a hard case would. But for a gig bag, the price is right and its pockets can hold music, picks, a fret bar, strings and small accessories like that. Good value for the price.


Wireless Controller + Play and Charge Kit - Xbox One
Wireless Controller + Play and Charge Kit - Xbox One
Offered by X-Button Games
Price: $59.45
54 used & new from $48.90

5.0 out of 5 stars Save $10 here, July 1, 2015
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It's a genuine Microsoft controller for Xbox One, with a USB charging cable and battery pack. The quality is good, and you get about a $10 discount for buying both together. What's not to like?


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