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Stamina InMotion For Health Pedal Exerciser
Stamina InMotion For Health Pedal Exerciser

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Customer disservice?, June 27, 2011
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We bought this item for an eldery lady in assisted living, after discovering that her old one broke (different brand). Her doctor prescribed this low impact, low effort excercise device, considering her age (85) and general physical condition, and she uses it on a daily basis for arm and upper chest exercise. During assembly, we found that the $2.15 battery for the timer was discharged. I called customer service, and was told that the battery is not covered under warranty. Yes, but shouldn't everything work out-of-the-box? Product is priced right, nice looking, she was impressed and happy........until 2 days later, when a pedal fell off. Then, she blamed herself for being so careless. The problem was a broken 1/2 inch push nut that held the pedal onto the end of the crank. I believe that the fastener should have been an E-clip, which would have been stronger, as the only way the push nut would have broken so soon is due to excessive force during factory assembly. I called customer support, and she said she would send a replacement in the mail. I asked if I could have a couple of them, in case the other one was also defective. She would not allow me this consideration, even with our being inconvienenced. I tried to purchase a push nut locally, but the store was out of stock for this 25 cent item, so I purchased a 1/2 inch E-clip (65 cents), which worked fine. I received the push nut from the manufacturer 3 days later. I hate to quibble over a few cents, but I don't understand why the manufacturer would, either. Is customer satisfaction not worth a quarter any more? 5 Stars for the product, and 1 Star for throwing granny under the bus. Average = 3 Stars.


Rowenta DW9080 Steamium Steam Iron with 400 Hole Platinum Soleplate 1800 Watt, Beige
Rowenta DW9080 Steamium Steam Iron with 400 Hole Platinum Soleplate 1800 Watt, Beige
Offered by Home & Cook USA
Price: $84.90
46 used & new from $47.22

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous, May 24, 2011
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As with all previous Rowenta irons, this is one great product. They just keep getting better with every new model introduction. Can't go wrong with Rowenta.


Roku HD Player (Old Model)
Roku HD Player (Old Model)
2 used & new from $29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Roku for You, October 5, 2010
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Price, quality, performace. Easy to set up (must have computer with internet connection for one-time access authorization for each source). Small package, simple remote. Offers over 50 sources (called channels) by subscription, some with a very reasonable charge, most are free. Each channel offers from dozens to thousands of titles. Huge variety of movie, TV, and video offerings, something for everyone. Smooth streaming at 720p with just a 3mb internet connection (HD models). Logical user interface offers easy on-screen navigation with remote. Provides synopsis and ratings for titles. Offers a complete selection of outputs, including HDMI and digital audio. Has optional wireless connection capability from a wireless router.

If you do not have a TV, DVD player, or video game with internet streaming capability, this will do it all, and then some. I purchased this product for it's ability to stream NetFlix movies, a free service for members, and also Amazon video-on-demand. After trying it, I found that it will do so much more. This is a great low-cost entertainment alternative to premium movie channel subscriptions and pay-per-view on satellite and cable. I consider the Roku to be one of my most cost effective entertainment investments. For the purchase price, you just can't go wrong. I highly recommend this product.


Mini In/outdoor Color Bullet Camera
Mini In/outdoor Color Bullet Camera

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Affordable Quality, November 18, 2009
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My home security system consists of 4 cameras and a 4 channel digital recorder. I recently decided to install a roof top antenna for digital broadcasts, and decided to add a panning camera to the mast. Having suffered with poor performance with inexpensive CMOS technology cameras, I decided to install a better quality CCD camera. I mounted the Lorex Bullet camera on a used antenna rotor. The specification rating states that this camera is rated nearly immune to the effects of high wind, blowing dust, and gale force rain. This camera has been in service for 2 months, with full exposure to several rain storms, high winds, and temperatures ranging from 21 to 88 degrees fahrenheit with no problems. Color balance is very good, and the aperture control is excellent. Light sensitivity for a good picture is acceptable to very deep dusk, and objects can be recognized beneath street lights. Aimed sharply downward, I now have a good view of my immediate yard, and can easily identify objects such as a small cat. I am now considering replacing my entrance cameras with this fine and affordable Lorex.


9-Piece USB Adapters Kit with Case
9-Piece USB Adapters Kit with Case

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does it all, December 8, 2008
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Great price! The adapters included in this kit will work for almost any digital device. The case is nicely made, zipper closure, and inside pocket. There is enough room in the case to carry zip drives, memory cards, etc. The retractable USB cable is a bit cheesy: it is only a two-conductor (no good for USB powered devices), and may not have adaquate shielding for USB2 signal speed. I recommend replacing it with a standard 3 foot USB2 cable, which will coil up to fit quite nicely in the case.

If you do not own a kit like this, sooner or later it's gonna be "could-a, should-a, would-a" time! Be prepared.


VideoSecu 24" Long Arm TV Wall Mount Low Profile Full Motion Cantilever Swing & Tilt wall bracket for most 22" to 55" LED LCD TV Monitor Flat Panel Screen VESA 200x200 400x400 up to 600x400mm - Articulating Arm Extend up to 24" MAH
VideoSecu 24" Long Arm TV Wall Mount Low Profile Full Motion Cantilever Swing & Tilt wall bracket for most 22" to 55" LED LCD TV Monitor Flat Panel Screen VESA 200x200 400x400 up to 600x400mm - Articulating Arm Extend up to 24" MAH
Offered by Warehouseseller
Price: $35.00
7 used & new from $29.99

67 of 82 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Looks good, does the job, December 8, 2008
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I am using this mount for a 27" LCD in my bedroom. Using a swivel mount with tilt works great for almost any room layout. The black powder-coat paint matches the TV, and looks great. Adjustment and locking is easy with the included hex wrench. I would rate this "5 stars" if the mounting screws were better. Made from relatively soft steel, the screw head strips very easily. After ruining one screw, I replaced it with a large black deck screw. It might be advisable to drill small pilot holes before attempting to drive the screws.

Word of caution: If you do not drive the proper mounting screws into the center of a wall stud, if you exceed the specified TV weight limit, or if you try to get by with a really cheap swing arm mount, you may be signing a death sentence for your $500 TV (and perhaps yourself)!
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Akai PT5499HD 54-Inch Projection TV
Akai PT5499HD 54-Inch Projection TV

5.0 out of 5 stars For The Record, December 8, 2008
Any review of this TV is now a moot point for purchasing decisions, as it does not have an ATSC (digital) tuner, so cannot be sold since a year ago. However, one might find this model available from owners who are changing to digital tuner wide-screen models between now and next February. I have owned this model for 4 years, and have had no problems with it. It has been used daily for over 18 hours, and the picture is every bit as good as it was when new. Although this unit is not advertised as a high definition TV, it will produce a 1080i/720p display when using either of 2 component inputs. This is a very versatile TV, with many options available on the menu, and a nice assortment of input jacks (except the aformentioned S-video on the front). If you can accept the 4x3 display (letterbox on HD source), and do not need a digital tuner, this TV would make a decent 2nd big screen for a den or playroom, or for the kids to play video games "big time". This would allow you watch your new HD wide screen without argument or distraction. It was the best TV investment I have ever made, and mine is NOT for sale. My new HD 67" DLP will be delivered in 4 days, and my "old" Akai is going into my office. It's still good as new, and will work just fine with my Dish Network service.


Rowenta DZ9080 Advancer Iron
Rowenta DZ9080 Advancer Iron

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the price, September 25, 2008
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My wife has owned Rowenta irons previously, and insisted on purchasing another. She loves this iron with it's many features. It does everything except move itself. My obversation: the only way to totally shut it off is to pull the plug. The bottom line: you do get what you pay for. If you want and need the best, look no further. This is your iron.


Intermatic LX19720T Malibu Outdoor Lighting Kit with Fourteen Tier Lights, Six Floodlights plus 88-Watt Power Pack/Timer, Black
Intermatic LX19720T Malibu Outdoor Lighting Kit with Fourteen Tier Lights, Six Floodlights plus 88-Watt Power Pack/Timer, Black

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Priced right, does the job., September 1, 2008
I have 2 - Malibu 10 light sets, with the same components, except that my power packs have a photocell for auto-on during night. These have served me well for 6 years. I did not consider solar powered lights because of cost, battery maintenance, low light level, and inability stay lit for an entire night. Theft of expensive individual solar units could also be a consideration. The plastic construction is quite rugged, retains it's original appearance without rust or oxidation problems, and is paintable. Contrary to another review, the cable connector clips can be removed and reattached with 2 small screwdrivers. The length of the supplied low voltage cable limits the area of installation if all the lights are not in the same general area. However, a cheaper, safe and acceptable substitute to extend to another area is 120V underground wiring cable (UF). Not to be concerned if the kit comes with #18 wire rather than #12. The maximum current in any section of the 20 light system will be less than 8 amps, adequate for #18 wire. If it is desired to have photocell control rather than a timer, inexpensive outdoor rated photocell controllers are available. Replacement 4W lamps are available in some stores. However, I found them on-line for 1/3 the cost of retail. Also avaliable are colored lamps in blue, red, green, and yellow, for a holiday flair. The system voltage is 12V, which allows for many other possibilities. I prefer the warm, incadecent glow, compared to the cold color of solar lamps, and they will light up walkways and small objects quite nicely. Try them, you'll like them.

Update: This Malibu line of outdoor lights again is available with photocell operation. Shop around for this feature; it's well worth the time.


Chamberlain RWA-300R Wireless Alert System
Chamberlain RWA-300R Wireless Alert System
2 used & new from $179.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fine security addition, July 21, 2008
At first, I was a bit skeptical about "just another PIR" product. Not this one. It has a narrow detection area, which greatly reduces falsing. The nicest feature is the dry contacts in the receiver, which can be used for alarm interconnect to most anything. I connected mine to a wireless doorbell transmitter, and now it signals me throughout the house and back yard. I then connected to my security camera DVR, so any activity in the driveway area starts the recording. Battery life of the transmitter is indeed measured in years, and uses inexpensive AA batteries. It is very convenient to know when the paper, mail, and delivery people are approaching the house, and comforting to know that uninvited guests will be "Reported". My cat likes it, too. True, it will not false on small animals on the ground, but she figured out that if she hops up on the hood of my pickup and sees the green internal light flash (inside the transmitter), the front door to the house will soon open!


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