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ZOOYOO-Outdoor Inflatable Lounger,Convenient Nylon Fabric Beach Couch with Compression Air Bag,Portable Dream Chair Garden Cushion for Beach Pool. (Sky Blue)
ZOOYOO-Outdoor Inflatable Lounger,Convenient Nylon Fabric Beach Couch with Compression Air Bag,Portable Dream Chair Garden Cushion for Beach Pool. (Sky Blue)
Offered by KING SHINE INC
Price: $64.00
2 used & new from $49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Workout While Inflating It, then Relax, July 24, 2016
It does take some practice but, after giving up the first time, we were able to get the 'bed' - provided by vendor at a serious discount as a 'for review item' inflated and could use it. My suggestion is to not bother much with the half-page manual card because the directions are confusing. Luckily, there are YouTube videos showing how it's done and, if you do what they do, you should get yours inflated quickly. A little breeze would help a lot. It's not something very obvious or intuitive, therefore the need to watch the video.

Now, for the inflated lounger, it's super comfortable so if your goal is 'total relaxation' then something like this would foot the bill. Mindful that taking it at the beach has its own challenges - the lounger is very light and even a light breeze would blow it away the moment someone did not sit on it - this vendor provided 2 'free' gifts in the package, a stake to anchor it if need it and a carabiner to connect the stake to the lounger. It should work for as long as the breeze is not too strong but I would not have it inflated at a beach on a windy day.

To make it brief: it can be frustrating to 'learn' how to deploy it, the manual is terrible but the videos help a lot, once properly set, it's super-relaxing.


Safemore Smart 8-Outlet with 4-USB Surge Protection Power Socket 4000W 110-250V Worldwide Voltage Power Strip with 6.5 Feet Cord Suitable for Home / Office
Safemore Smart 8-Outlet with 4-USB Surge Protection Power Socket 4000W 110-250V Worldwide Voltage Power Strip with 6.5 Feet Cord Suitable for Home / Office

5.0 out of 5 stars The Space Dilemma, Solved, July 24, 2016
The Safemore was provided by vendor at a serious discount as a 'for review' item.

Its main quality and what would make it a good buy is the spreading of the 8 grounded outlets over 4 sides of the 'power tower', therefore allowing you to actually use all 8 of them if needed, no matter how large and wide (within reason) the various adapters you would plug in were. This alone would make worth considering. Somewhat counter-intuitively, the Safemore, thanks to its 'tower' design is also a space saver, smaller than a standard design 8-outlet power strip would be.

Additional good feature include the separation of the 8 outlets into 2 4-outlet banks that you can lock/unlock individually and the claimed 'smart' quality of the 4 USB charging ports of which one is labeled 'iPad'. The Safemore also has some surge protection capability with a reset button at the bottom.

And, that's just about it. You can see the specs at Amazon page so, if you consider this, all you need to do is pick your favorite color for as long as it is blue and white.


Inflatable Lounger Air Sleeping Bed Bag Sofa, YISCOR Outdoor Inflatable Hangout Portable Bag Lounger, Hangout Camping Bed, Beach Cheer, Beach Sofa Lounge, Dream Chair, Garden Cushion - Blue
Inflatable Lounger Air Sleeping Bed Bag Sofa, YISCOR Outdoor Inflatable Hangout Portable Bag Lounger, Hangout Camping Bed, Beach Cheer, Beach Sofa Lounge, Dream Chair, Garden Cushion - Blue
Offered by YISCOR
Price: $59.99
2 used & new from $38.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Soft Comfort for One, July 24, 2016
It does take some practice but, after giving up the first time, we were able to get the 'bed' - provided by vendor as a 'for review item' inflated and could use it. My suggestion is to not bother much with the one-page manual because the directions are confusing. Luckily, they suggest a YouTube video showing someone running around in a gym (that's how you get it inflated if it's not a windy day) and sealing it closed once inflated. It's not something very obvious, therefore the need to watch the video.

Now, for the end-product. It's extremely comfortable so if your goal is 'total relaxation' then something like this would foot the bill. However, I dispute the claim that this is something you would use at the beach. The bed is very light and even a light breeze would blow it away the moment someone did not sit on it so, to the beach... maybe, if you can find a secure way to anchor it. In the backyard, definitely.

To make it brief: it can be frustrating to 'learn' how to deploy it, the manual is terrible but the video helps, once properly set, it's super-relaxing.


Stanley 31195 TimeIt Mini, 1-Outlet Grounded Mechanical Timer
Stanley 31195 TimeIt Mini, 1-Outlet Grounded Mechanical Timer
Price: $13.53
3 used & new from $3.88

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy-to-use timer, July 17, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I've been using similar timers from a different maker and I also evaluated another near-similar Stanley product so I had a general idea of what to expect. As it was the case with the other like timers, following the seven-paragraph manual was easy.

All you need to is to set the time by aligning a little arrow with the time marks on the outside dial. It's done in 30-minute increments. On the very outer edge of the dial there are 48 easy to pull pins, one for each 30-minute interval and the setup is simple: power is off when the pin is up, power is on when the pin is down. The end of setup. Then, you make sure the side switch is set to the 'clock' position, plug the timer into a power outlet and whatever you want to control into the timer. Maintenance is probably checking it every now and then to make sure that what the time at the arrow shows is still the correct time and adjust it if needed and resetting it after a power interruption that lasted longer than a few minutes. Be aware that unplugging the timer or any power update will stop the clock and therefore you will have to readjust the time when that happens, You can turn of the timer function by simply sliding the red switch to the ON position.

On the 'expectations' side, timers from another maker worked well for about 1-2 years, then they stop working. This one works well now and I have no reason to believe that it will follow that pattern but... time will tell. I will update my review if anything unexpected happens,


Stanley 31192 TimeIt, 1-Outlet Heavy Duty Grounded Mechanical Timer
Stanley 31192 TimeIt, 1-Outlet Heavy Duty Grounded Mechanical Timer
Price: $10.95
4 used & new from $9.80

5.0 out of 5 stars The how-to's of an easy-to-use timer, July 17, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I've been using similar timers from a different maker so I had a general idea of what to expect. As it was the case with the other like timers, following the six-paragraph manual was easy.

All you need to is to set the time by aligning a little arrow with the time marks on the outside dial. It's done in 15-minute increments. On the very outer edge of the dial there are 96 easy to pull pins, one for each 15-minute interval and the setup is simple: power is off when the pin is up, power is on when the pin is down. The end of setup. Then, you make sure the red side switch is set to the TIMER position, plug the timer into a power outlet and whatever you want to control into the timer. Maintenance is probably checking it every now and then to make sure that what the time at the arrow shows is still the correct time and adjust it if needed and resetting it after a power interruption that lasted longer than a few minutes. Be aware that unplugging the timer or any power update will stop the clock and therefore you will have to readjust the time when that happens, You can turn of the timer function by simply sliding the red switch to the ON position.

On the 'expectations' side, timers from another maker worked well for about 1-2 years, then they stop working. This one works well now and I have no reason to believe that it will follow that pattern but... time will tell. I will update my review if anything unexpected happens,


Rueesh Car Steering Wheel Cover - Black, Sandwich Material, Sporty, Universal 15 inch, Breathable, Cooler Hands In Summer, Warmer Hands In Winter
Rueesh Car Steering Wheel Cover - Black, Sandwich Material, Sporty, Universal 15 inch, Breathable, Cooler Hands In Summer, Warmer Hands In Winter
Offered by Rueesh Technology
Price: $25.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Steer This, July 17, 2016
The Rueesh cover, provided by vendor at a serious discount as a 'for review' item turned out to be quite a (pleasant) surprise for its quality and actual ease of installation.

The cover is some leather or a very good leather imitation with some 'grab' patches on top. The stitching is very good and it mounted perfectly our Honda Insight steering wheel. Which is great because 150,000 miles do add some wear and tear and our steering wheel looks good again. In addition, now being nearly at the peak of the summer, thanks to the fluffy patches, it's a lot easier to handle the wheel during the first few minutes after you get into the car in the middle of the day and the wheel is super-hot.

To conclude: it's a good thing to get, especially on an older car so it's 5 stars because I can't think of anything 'bad'.
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YutaoZ Charging Cradle Specially for the Echo - Make Your Echo Portable ,Free of Adapter and Even Charge other Mobile Device with Built In Battery(Black)
YutaoZ Charging Cradle Specially for the Echo - Make Your Echo Portable ,Free of Adapter and Even Charge other Mobile Device with Built In Battery(Black)
Offered by YuTaoZ
Price: $99.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Alexa, unchained, July 17, 2016
Length:: 0:44 Mins

The YutaoZ charging cradle for the Echo, provided by vendor at a serious discount as a 'for review' item should have been offered as an option by Amazon themselves but, here it is, a Chinese entrepreneur figured out that there was a need for some limited Echo mobility and, there we have it, something that works and it works well.

To make it short, what you get for your money is a battery encased inside a stand that allows you to drop in and connect an Echo device. It can be done (or undone) in seconds, with the Echo drawing its power from the stand rather than the Amazon-supplied power adapter. It's quite elegant, actually, its skin perfectly matching the Echo's own fingerprint proof black finish. Once the Echo is in, the base has On and Off buttons where pressing the On button will also give you the battery charge level if the unit is already on. You charge the base through a USB Micro port using either the adapter supplied by vendor or any other USB charger. There is also a large USB port that you could use to charge other devices off the base unit, such as a phone which is nice but not likely to be used much.

What you get out of this setup 'freeing' your Echo from the hard-wired connection to an AC outlet. Of course, you must still be within range of some Wi-Fi network but it's still a good idea if, for example, you want to take the Echo out by the pool or you are moving it frequently from one room to another so there is some extra convenience under some specific scenarios.

I am granting this 5 stars because it's original, it integrates near-seamlessly with the Echo, it's easy to use and it does meet some real need even though, I suspect this is not something that most Echo users will require.


Car Vacuum Cleaner,Hikeren 12V 75W Black Car Vacuums Mini Portable Handheld Automotive/Auto Vacuums Hand Car Cleaner with 16.4 FT(5M) Power Cord,3.2KPA above Suction with carrying bag
Car Vacuum Cleaner,Hikeren 12V 75W Black Car Vacuums Mini Portable Handheld Automotive/Auto Vacuums Hand Car Cleaner with 16.4 FT(5M) Power Cord,3.2KPA above Suction with carrying bag
Offered by hikeren
Price: $37.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cleaned the Car, July 17, 2016
The Hikeren car vacuum kit, provided by vendor at a deep discount as a 'for review' has what it takes to make care vacuuming possible anywhere from one's own garage to a public parking lot as it's powered by the car's own 12V round port, aka 'the cigarette lighter port'. The 5m (15-16 ft.) long power cord should allow it to operate on most cars without issues.

The body's shape and size resembles that of small, battery operated mini vacs, except that the Hikeren does not have a battery, the reclaimed space being put to good use to accommodate a surprisingly powerful engine and a fancy dirt storage that involves some extra filter. Taking out the dirt and cleaning the main body is extremely easy and did not require the manual to learn how things are done.

For accessories, there is a regular (bristles) round brush, a hard crevice tool and a soft crevice tool. There is also an extension soft pipe that allows for getting to harder to reach areas. The Hikeren comes in a nice, zippered, black nylon bag that has the word 'lolldeal' stenciled in blue letters on one side. This is very convenient because everything fits in it.

I don't believe that there is any warranty support and that caused me to take out a star. To be more precise, the one-page instructions pamphlet does have a 1.5"x1.5" section titled 'warranty card' but there are no warranty specific warranty statements explaining how and under what circumstances warranty service can be claimed and there are no phone numbers, email addresses or land addresses one could use to contact the maker so I would say that the only recourse one may have for a defective product should be Amazon's return policies. On the other hand, the product does appear to be of a reasonably good quality and I don't expect it to break at any time soon.


Porcelain Bowl Set of 6 - 18 OZ Cute Ceramic Food Serving Bowls - for Cereal, Salad, Cream and Desserts, White - by Sweese
Porcelain Bowl Set of 6 - 18 OZ Cute Ceramic Food Serving Bowls - for Cereal, Salad, Cream and Desserts, White - by Sweese
Offered by Sweese Products LLC
Price: $26.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Understated Elegance, July 17, 2016
While plain, white porcelain, Sweese's set, provided at a deep discount as a 'for review' item, distinguishes itself from 'plain' bowls through its less than plain design.

The six bowls in the set - and you have the exact dimensions and capacities at Amazon's page - are made of good quality ceramics and are likely to last and stay pretty 'forever' unless dropped. They can be used for cereal, salads, soup... and they always add a note of subtle, understated elegance and good taste.
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OPP Women's Fashion Classic Leisure Sunglasses Metal Frame TAC Polarized Lens
OPP Women's Fashion Classic Leisure Sunglasses Metal Frame TAC Polarized Lens
Offered by OPP Fashion
Price: $36.99
2 used & new from $29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Mystery Stays That Way, July 17, 2016
Any woman/girl/person of mystery should consider these sunglasses because the OPP Women's Fashion Classic Leisure Sunglasses, offered by vendor at a tremendous discount as a 'for review' item could make the difference between 'okay looking' and 'striking looking' while out on a hot, summer day.

Everything is excellent, intriguing or both about this pair and it starts with the triangular prism hard case that locks through a magnetic clasp with the mysterious words 'OPP France' stenciled on the black velvety inside. And if you don't need a hard case protection for your sunglasses, there is also a mysterious cloth bag to store them and they even included a microfiber cloth to keep them clean and the mirror lenses shiny.

The frame themselves are of an interesting design. They are comfortable but, more importantly, they do look different from most 'cheap' sunglasses you'd find at your local store or at a peddler's stand. In other words they do look somewhat 'high end'. The lenses are rather large so consider that when deciding whether you wanted them or not. In our household our daughter did not like them because the lenses were large but my wife loves them, because the lenses are large. Oh, and they are polarized too which makes them for a good pair to wear if walking, let's say, on Promenade des Anglais or on the Atlantic City boardwalk or anywhere by the sea.

To conclude, it's a double thumbs up for a stylish pair that comes with 'everything'.


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