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GreatShield Ultra Anti-Glare (Matte) Clear Screen Protector Film for Amazon Kindle Fire, 3 Pack (does not fit Kindle Fire HD)
GreatShield Ultra Anti-Glare (Matte) Clear Screen Protector Film for Amazon Kindle Fire, 3 Pack (does not fit Kindle Fire HD)
Offered by GreatShield Store
Price: $7.99
5 used & new from $7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Solves the Kindle Fire's horrible glare problem, January 14, 2014
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The Kindle Fire's screen has a glare problem, to the point of being mirror-like, making it impossible for me to read from it.

This screen protector solves this perfectly, making it possible for me to read from the kindle at all lighting conditions. Couldn't ask for more, except for Amazon including such an anti-glare product with the Kindle.


Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader. DUAL SLOT READER PROFESSIONAL USB 3.0 UDMA7 LRW300U NEW FIRMWARE. Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), CompactFlash (CF) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) - USB 3.0
Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader. DUAL SLOT READER PROFESSIONAL USB 3.0 UDMA7 LRW300U NEW FIRMWARE. Secure Digital (SD) Card, Secure Digital Extended Capacity (SDXC), CompactFlash (CF) Card, Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) - USB 3.0
Offered by TheImagingWorld
Price: $44.95
2 used & new from $44.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Works to my full satisfaction, March 9, 2013
I've used the older firmware version of this card reader with XP Pro SP3 & USB 2.0 port, and couldn't read SDXC ports.

After upgrading to Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit, Renesas 4 ports USB 3.0 adapter, and Lexar 1000x 16GB cards, I gave the new firmware version a chance via USB 3.0 ports, and am happy with it.

It reads SanDisk 32GB 90MB/s UDMA 6 CF cards, Lexar 1000x 16GB UDMA 7 CF cards, SanDisk SDHC UHS-I & SDXC cards. Read speed is high, at least 5x the 16MB/s I used to get with this reader via USB 2.0 ports.


New Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Two Colored Back Covers with 3.2 Mega Pixel Camera Video Wifi Gps Bluetooth Unlocked Smartphone Color : Black / Yellow
New Samsung Galaxy Mini 2 S6500 Android 2.3 Gingerbread Two Colored Back Covers with 3.2 Mega Pixel Camera Video Wifi Gps Bluetooth Unlocked Smartphone Color : Black / Yellow

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good phone, an extra mile would make it perfect, February 2, 2013
I've bought the mini 2 to replace a Samsung C130 and a Palm Tungsten E2.

Up front benefits - smaller than the Palm, USB port allows me to dump the proprietary chargers & sync cables, and much quicker than the C130. Downside - small full keyboard, at least for my fingers. I find myself wishing for a Palm Pilot's stylus.

___ As Smartphone ___

Voice quality is good, and the numeric keypad is big enough to be convenient.

The smart side is not news over the Palm, e.g. I've installed RealPlayer on the Palm to use it as music player. The mini 2 has additional functionality over the palm, e.g. those based on GPS (like waze) & ability to use wi fi.

I learnt how to use it quick enough, though I'm sure I have plenty more to learn.

___ As PDA ___

I've bought a Palm Vx over a decade ago, and have been using Palm Pilots ever since. On this front I have three issues -

(a) I had some issues importing data from the Palm. It was easy to import contacts, but memos (used Note Everything, which garbled the Hebrew) and calendar wasn't as easy.

(b) Palm Desktop gives the ability to enter data on the computer, and sync it to the Palm. Kies does not.

(c) I like the Palm's stylus for the keyboard. I've heard there are 3rd party solutions, and consider exploring those.

It could be argued that Samsung doesn't position the mini 2 as a PDA, but it's a shame it misses the little required (stylus, Kies inteface to the calendar & memos, import those from palm) to make up for it.


Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
10 used & new from $588.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite lenses, December 20, 2012
I bought this lens to use on a 5Dmk2 as an fast & ultra wide lens, e.g. low light shows. I use it often to stand close to a stage and get the whole band in one shot. It's hard to get all members in interesting poses & facial expression, but when I do - it's definitely a keeper!

Pros:

* Image quality is good. There's purple fringing, esp in the corners, but that can be fixed in post processing.

* Good build quality.

* Quite wide max aperture.

* The distortion can be easily corrected, e.g. using DxO or fisheye-hemi photoshop plugin, to create wider than any rectilinear lens image.

* Small size, so it's easy finding place for it in a bag.

Cons:

* No USM. Then again, it focuses quickly, and as it isn't used to shoot people from a short distance, there's small chance of them noticing it.

* Bulging front element, which means no filter and little protection. Does accept gel filters.

* Only 5 aperture blades, but ultra wide lenses aren't exactly the lenses one would try to get bokeh with.

* No bag, and the one Canon lists as matching is tight.

* Some people dislike the distortion. Then again, some people don't mind, esp if used in the appropriate occasions.

I wish this lens wasn't discontinued. If it broke tomorrow morning, I would look for either a used copy or a Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX DG Diagonal Fisheye Lens. I would avoid the Canon EF 8-15mm f/4 L is it is about twice as expensive, and as of today is not supported by DxO.

As a side comment, the recommended pouch (Canon LP814) is a little tight on this lens. If you decide to buy a pouch for this lens, I suggest looking for one with a larger diameter.


100 Hidden Truths of Parenting
100 Hidden Truths of Parenting
Price: $2.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun, original, and well written, December 16, 2012
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I've read the book in one go - it's fun reading, taking a different, lighter angle on some of the harder aspects of parenting.

An excellent gift for new parents.


Vantec CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter Supports 2.5-Inch, 3.5-Inch, 5.25-Inch Hard Disk Drives (Black)
Vantec CB-ISATAU2 SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter Supports 2.5-Inch, 3.5-Inch, 5.25-Inch Hard Disk Drives (Black)
Price: $18.99
13 used & new from $18.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth every cent I paid for it, December 2, 2012
This kit has the needed cables to connect IDE and SATA drives to a computer via USB, without either installing a driver (at least on WinXP & 7) or opening the computer & installing the drive.

I've used this kit several times in one of two scenarios.

The common one is to transfer files from an old computer's drive to a new computer, as people often want to just copy the files and dump the disk.

Second is when an external portable drive, actually a drive packaged in an aluminum box with electronics to interface it via USB or firewire, has a problem with said electronics. I used a screw driver to take the drive out of the package, interfaced it via the kit, and voila - it's immediately accessible.

The kit requires a bit of technical knowledge and care while using, but is easy to use, and worked flawlessly with several drives and computers running Windows XP or 7.


Prometheus
Prometheus
DVD ~ Noomi Rapace
Price: $5.99
36 used & new from $2.50

29 of 69 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poorly made movie, June 15, 2012
This review is from: Prometheus (DVD)
The characters lack depth, background, convincing motivation, or anything that would make me identify with them or care about them.

The plot has holes, and doesn't take the series as a whole anywhere. As example, the Engineers give all humans a map to the moon on which the plot happens, so one would expect it to be an important place, like the Engineers' home world, but turns out it's just the kind of deserted faraway place where one would hold an extremely dangerous bio-weapon. The atmosphere there isn't even breathable by Engineers, and they've had to create an artificial atmosphere in their facilities.

It is unclear why David infects Holloway with the black substance. If it's because Weyland wants to accelerate his plans, it is unclear why would anyone think the black material would extend anyone's life or speed up the meeting with the Engineers.

Sure, those questions could be answered, and the answers might have even been cut out in editing, but that brings up another point - the movie doesn't add anything to the other movies. The questions of where humans & the Aliens came from was never important in the other movies, just like the question where the Predators race came from.

If the movie wasn't part of the Alien brand, it would probably never reach the movie theaters.
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Canon LP814 Soft Lens Pouch
Canon LP814 Soft Lens Pouch
Price: $27.34
5 used & new from $20.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Protects the EF 15mm f/2.8 nicely, but fits too tightly., April 8, 2012
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I bought this pouch to protect an EF 15mm f/2.8 fisheye lens I own. It is strong, well manufactured, and protects the lens. Then, it doesn't protect the lens as well as Sigma pouches. Then again, Sigma pouches have large volume, using a lot of bag space.

Problem is the pouch is a tight fit to the lens, so unless care is taken, the lens come out without the cap, which is held by friction only.

Largest problem with Canon pouches is Canon doesn't include lens hood & pouches with non-L lenses, then charge a nice markup selling those separately. This contrasts with the policy of such companies as Sigma & Samyang, who include a hood & pouch with every lens.


Sport Mp3 Music Player
Sport Mp3 Music Player
Offered by the_best_buy_online
Price: $8.80

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars FUBAR, April 5, 2012
This review is from: Sport Mp3 Music Player
Having the player behind on the back of one's head means the controls are there as well, and having to feel the way around the buttons. There are only three buttons, but that's not convenient.

Worse, the player was just a bit too small to fit my not-esp-big head, making it very uncomfortable.


Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Sigma 8mm f/3.5 EX DG Circular Fisheye Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
Offered by Unique Photo, Inc.
Price: $899.00
12 used & new from $650.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun lens, April 3, 2012
Circular fisheye lenses open up creative options unavailable with other lenses. This requires creativeness and some care during composition, but is worth the effort.

Expect some chromatic aberation with this lens, esp a blue-purple ring at the edge of the image circle. This is expected with such wide lenses.

The image circle covers a bit over half the (full frame) image area, which means evaluative and center weighted averaging metering would most probably over expose.

Pros:

* Small & light lens.

* Slightly faster than the Canon 8-15mm f/4 L. Actually, all of Sigma's fisheye lenses are faster than it.

Cons -

* Expensive. Canon's 8-15mm f/4L is a triple combo of diagonal fisheye for both FF & APS-C and a circular fisheye for FF. Any two Sigma fisheyes within that range are more expensive than Canon's fisheye zoom.

* Focusing ring moves during AF.

* I have a gripe with the cap, which is made of two parts (a cylinder + regular cap at it's front), rather than one part, as Canon designed for it's EF 15mm f/2.8 diagonal fisheye. The lens is so wide, forgetting the cylinderical part on covers ~5mm out of the 24mm image circle.


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