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Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A GSM Unlocked Cellphone, 16GB, Black
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900A GSM Unlocked Cellphone, 16GB, Black
Offered by Simplified Selling 123
Price: $264.99
50 used & new from $137.00

5.0 out of 5 stars The phone I keep, June 28, 2016
The S5 does very much everything I want a phone to do, does a few things I never knew I wanted or needed and it does it all flawlessly and optimally.

The temptation to list specs and discuss every single feature is strong but... well... it would be a long, long review so let me first list what impresses me in the S5:

- Excellent display: perfect resolution for the screen size, vibrant colors, flawless screen updates
- Perfect screen size: I understand that not everyone would agree but 5.1 is exactly right for me
- Good balance between native Android and Samsung's own add-ons that that give it S5 some personality
- Flawless performance, thanks to nice, quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM
- Easy to expand storage through MicroSD cards, up to 128GB of extra storage
- Supports practically all video, audio, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth protocols, never had a problem whatsoever
- Excellent battery life and quick charging
- Some nice extra features such as the ability to get my heartbeat rate by me simply touching the back of my phone

And, of course, the price is right.

I see the S5 as 'the phone I'm going to keep', at least for the next couple of years.


Solar Powered Mosquitto Killer Lamp,Kumeda Bug Zapper,Fly Zapper Insect Killer Lights,4LED UV Bulbs for Home,Garden,Patio,Lawn,Commercial Use
Solar Powered Mosquitto Killer Lamp,Kumeda Bug Zapper,Fly Zapper Insect Killer Lights,4LED UV Bulbs for Home,Garden,Patio,Lawn,Commercial Use
Offered by ComeproofDirect
Price: $40.99
2 used & new from $28.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Where's the Juice?, June 28, 2016
The Kumeda bug killer was provided by vendor at a deep discount as a 'for review' item and these are my thoughts, after trying it out for a few days.

- The 'solar powered claim' is vastly exaggerated. Yes, it does come with a solar panel but, after being exposed to the sun during the day, it can barely stay lit at night for one hour or two. And note that I am writing my review at the end of June when days are the longest and the sun is the brightest.
- Even when it's on, the light that's supposed to attract the bugs is rather weak and it rarely has them interested.
- There is a USB port that could be used to charge the device but this is supposed to be something that you place it somewhere on the ground (stake provided) and leave it there. Taking it out daily for charging would be cumbersome, especially this being something that's advertised as 'solar powered'.

To conclude, I would not recommend this. Yes, it may be able to kill a few bugs if they decided to land on it shortly after sunset, before it runs out of juice but I don't believe it can make much of a difference.


Cat Eye Jewels "I Love You to The Moon and Back" Pisces Zodiac Constellation Astrology Horoscope Sign Pendant Necklace K-G012
Cat Eye Jewels "I Love You to The Moon and Back" Pisces Zodiac Constellation Astrology Horoscope Sign Pendant Necklace K-G012
Offered by Brandline
Price: $69.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Significant, June 28, 2016
Everything is good about this Cat Eye pendant, provided at a deep discount as a 'for review' item:

The dark grey stone is beautifully carved and has the important words "I love you to the moon & back" carved into it, the zodiac sign is done just right, the leathery lace looks and feels good and, indeed, if you have more than one of these - they have other stone options and, of course, all the Zodiac signs, you can easily mix and match to your heart's desire. Oh, and they come in a pretty bag that should make them easy to offer as a gift.

Liked them very much.


Huion 17.7" (Diagonal Length) Ultra Bright LED Animation Drawing Tracing Stencil Board Tattoo Pad Light Pad Panel A4 with Kenting Cleaning Cloth
Huion 17.7" (Diagonal Length) Ultra Bright LED Animation Drawing Tracing Stencil Board Tattoo Pad Light Pad Panel A4 with Kenting Cleaning Cloth
Offered by KentingDirect
Price: $69.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Reviewing the 17.7" (A4) model (has no internal battery or USB port)., June 28, 2016
As it is sometimes the case, Amazon or perhaps the vendor get reviews for a number of related items bundled together and, when some significant features are different on the different models then we end up with confusion. So, let me make it clear that I am reviewing the 17.7" (or A4) model and there seem to be some significant differences between this one and the smaller or larger pads. So, let's talk about the A4 which was offered by vendor at a deep discount, as a 'for review' item.

Let me begin with the differences and the all seem to involve the way 'power' is delivered and stored (or not):

- The A4 is powered through an AC adapter. It is rated for 100-240V, 0.5A for input and it outputs 12V, 1000mA.It has a round plug.
- The A4 does NOT have a USB port. The AC adapter's round plug goes into a compatible round port on the pad which is the only power port.
- The A4 does NOT have its own storage/battery. The only way to have it powered is by plugging the AC adapter into a power outlet and plugging its round end into the pad's round port. Once you unplug it, the lights go off.

These being clarified, let me say what impressed me about this pad because I am impressed, indeed:

- Even illumination: and when I say 'even', I mean, it's impossible to spot the light sources behind. What you get is an even, steady white and that's great.
- Can easily control light's intensity by simply pressing the power button.
- Near-perfect form and design.

And, of course, there are some extras such as a microfiber cleaning cloth, 2 pencils and a protective glove.

I am not an artist myself but our 12 yr old daugher is. She has some lightbox experience as they've used them at school and here's her review, unedited:

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This is my first personal light pad (A4) and I like it very much. The pad isn't portable so it only turns on if it's plugged into an outlet. It has no USB port. It comes with a cloth and a glove that only goes on your pinky and ring finger, so I'd assume it's to avoid smudging. In the box there were also two sketching pencils from RAFFINE.

The light is very even and it's large enough for paper just a bit bigger than standard copy paper. To adjust the amount of brightness, all you have to do is lightly touch the corner of the pad and keep your finger on it until it's at the level you want. It's extremely easy to use. It has a large range of light, so the amount of brightness you want shouldn't be a problem at all. It's pretty light considering it's large, even if it's thin. I think this would be great, especially for beginners in something like animation.
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To conclude, I find this to be an excellent pad but, beware, it has no internal battery and you can't power it through an USB port. Hopefully, my review was able to clarify or identify the differences.


ARC Devices InstaTemp Non-Touch Digital Thermometer
ARC Devices InstaTemp Non-Touch Digital Thermometer
Offered by TheGreenLeaf
Price: $24.98
15 used & new from $24.98

4.0 out of 5 stars Near-perfect, June 28, 2016
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Even though "no touch" or instant temp readers are now common, ARC's InstaTemp does stand out for its elegant design, ease of use and accuracy. Taking one's temperature is as easy as aiming the device at one's forehead with the tip about 1 inch from it and pressing the button. The temperature is then displayed on a well-lit, very readable window and a mini-LED lights up green if the reading falls within the "Okay" range of 96.7 - 99.0 F, yellow if outside that range or either the cold or warm side or red if the temperature is even further out. You can switch from Fahrenheit to Celsius if you press the button again and the reading is displayed for 4 seconds. That's just about it.

Somewhat to my disappointment, the neoprene sleeve the manual discusses is not part of this specific package and neither is the wall mount so you'll have to find your own way of storing the InstaTemp and keep it safe and protected while not in use. It's also worth observing that it is not possible to replace the battery so, once the InstaTemp dies, it will stay dead and you'll have to buy yourself another one. It would have been nice if the manual gave a ballpark estimate of how many temp reading you could get before the battery is depleted but, I suspect, it should last for several years before that happens.

I happen to like the InstaTemp a lot but one star has to be deducted for the few little things missing that would have made it near perfect.


Cat Eye Jewels Unique Design Zodiac Sign Color Optional Semi Precious Stone Turquoise Donut interchangeable Two Piece Pendant(K012)
Cat Eye Jewels Unique Design Zodiac Sign Color Optional Semi Precious Stone Turquoise Donut interchangeable Two Piece Pendant(K012)
Offered by Brandline
Price: $19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Beauty and Mystery Around Neck, June 25, 2016
Everything is good abut this Cat Eye pendant, provided at a deep discount as a 'for review' item:

The Turquoise stone is beautifully carved, the zodiac sign is done just right, the leathery lace looks and feels good and, indeed, if you have more than one of these - they have other stone options and, of course, all the Zodiac signs, you can easily mix and match to your heart's desire. Oh, and they come in a pretty bag that should make them easy to offer as a gift.

Liked them very much.


Gada 75 Foot Top Brass Expandable Hose,Heavy Duty Garden Hose on the Planet. Solid Brass Ends, Double Latex Core, Extra Strength Fabric, 3/4 ( 50ft )
Gada 75 Foot Top Brass Expandable Hose,Heavy Duty Garden Hose on the Planet. Solid Brass Ends, Double Latex Core, Extra Strength Fabric, 3/4 ( 50ft )
Offered by Gada Hose
Price: $46.60
2 used & new from $46.60

5.0 out of 5 stars Soaks good and it's flexible, June 25, 2016
The Gada hose, provided by vendor at a deep discount as a 'for review' item turned out to be surprisingly excellent, actually exceeding my expectations.

The hose itself, while surprisingly light, is flexible and it appears to be very durable. After using it, I very much agree with all the claims they make at Amazon's page except for that of great customer support which I couldn't verify because I didn't need any. And, to further advance into 'exceeding expectations' territory, the head is far from being a generic, placeholder afterthought. It's a fully-featured item, good enough to be sold separately but, of course, it's included. It well designed with an easy to operate trigger and has several modes of operation that allowed us to, for example, remove the sand off our feet after returning from the beach but also water a flower bed. Oh, and just in case you happen to get yourself soaked by mistake (or not), they also provide a very usable microfiber towel which I thought was very funny and a very good thing.

To conclude, I don't know if this is the best host you can possibly buy on this planet but it's a very, very good one for sure.


G4Free Outdoor Automatic Pop up Instant Portable Cabana Beach Tent 2-3 Person Camping Fishing Hiking Picnicing Anti UV Beach Tent Beach Shelter, Sets up in Seconds(Mango)
G4Free Outdoor Automatic Pop up Instant Portable Cabana Beach Tent 2-3 Person Camping Fishing Hiking Picnicing Anti UV Beach Tent Beach Shelter, Sets up in Seconds(Mango)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The stakes are... your responsibility, June 25, 2016
The tent, provided at a deep discount as a 'for review' item should offer sufficient protection and shelter at the beach for exactly one person. So, if you need some shade and hope to travel light, this one can be part of the solution because it's very light and it deploys almost instantly.

But there's more to the story and not all of it is good. First of all, if you expect to be able to actually get the tent nicely stored in its circular bag, take it to the beach, deploy it in 5 seconds and then use it... it's not going to happen because it comes without stakes. Yes, you CAN and you should buy some and they are not expensive but we are Americans and we expect to get everything in one place rather than be forced to go shopping separately for ESSENTIAL accessories,. So be prepared to supply 4 stakes. And, to ensure some more stability and to better set it on the beach, 6 stakes would have been better. But we were able to use it with 4 stakes so it's not a deal breaker.

And I didn't mention the wrapping it up and going home base. As easy as it is to get the tent pop up for usage, the reverse is significantly more difficult. It's not impossible to get it all back into the bag and they do provide some instructions but if it happens to be a windy day and you're at the beach all by yourself, wrapping it back up can come close to 'mission impossible' so keep that in mind.

I am not going to rate this a one star or two stars because it's not too bad overall but it would have been a lot better if it allowed for 6 stakes and the stakes were actually included.


VAMEI Large Round Beach Towels 100% Cotton with Tassels 59 Inch Assorted Patterns C
VAMEI Large Round Beach Towels 100% Cotton with Tassels 59 Inch Assorted Patterns C
Offered by VAMEI
Price: $42.99

4.0 out of 5 stars More Pi, June 25, 2016
Just took this towel, provided by vendor at a deep discount as a 'for review' item, to the beach for a test drive and... drum roll... it passed the test.

We are not used to circular towels but what counts in this case is the fact that it covers a large area and that's good if you are using it mostly as a beach blanket rather than a towel. To that extent is good. In our case, it was placed on the floor of a small beach tent and that was good because it was a lot easier to shake the sand off this towel than cleaning up the tent. It was also more comfortable to walk on the towel-like fabric vs. the tent's nylon floor.

Now, as a towel... it's a little thin and the nice pattern is printed only on one side. Also, it would take some getting used to for someone to effectively use a circular towel but it's not impossible.

Overall, it's pretty good as a beach blanket, not so much as an actual towel.


WASING High Quality Stainless steel Professional Extra-Large Analog Mechanical Dial Precision Scale
WASING High Quality Stainless steel Professional Extra-Large Analog Mechanical Dial Precision Scale
Offered by WASING
Price: $49.99

4.0 out of 5 stars They're still making them the way they used to, June 25, 2016
This scale, provided by vendor at a serious discount as a 'for review' item, is an almost exact copy of a similar, probably 15-20 yr. old bathroom scale we keep in the basement next to the treadmills. And, not that one predicts the other, but that one still works. It's a purely mechanical, analog scale, and that has some advantages and it also means that it lacks features that some of us may expect from a 'modern' bathroom scale.

On the positive side, it will never need a battery to work. You simply step on it, and there you have it, your weight in kilograms and pounds. It's also very easy to calibrate through a knob that let's you place the weight indicator needle over 'zero' and it's done. Precision is pretty good when compared with other digital scales.

As for the 'negatives', they are many because bathroom scales have evolved a lot in the past 15-20 years. So, everything other than showing your weight when you step on it, this scale does not support so it's you either accept it for what it is or you look elsewhere.

I am satisfied with the product's quality and its old fashioned simplicity. It also appears to be durable so it's good for what it is.


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