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Philips 799965 Disney Olaf SoftPal Portable Night Light, White
Philips 799965 Disney Olaf SoftPal Portable Night Light, White
Price: $17.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great chew toy, not so great of a light, June 26, 2015
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This nice Olaf night light is a nice light made of soft touch rubber like material, almost like chew toy material that is great for the little one's who like to chew on thimgs. The only issue I have with it is that it is very difficult to get turned on. You can shake him around all you want and he won't light up, but there is a trick to it. Just dip his nose slightly forward and he lights up every time. Kids might not figure this out.
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GreenWorks GLM801600 80V 21-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower, Battery and Charger Not Included
GreenWorks GLM801600 80V 21-Inch Cordless Lawn Mower, Battery and Charger Not Included
Price: $299.99
9 used & new from $225.74

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best E Mower Yet, June 26, 2015
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A bit of background about me, I love electric vehicles for their low maintenance and quiet operation, so I have been changing over to electric for most of my devices.

I am "upgrading" from the TwinForce mower from Greenworks, only since I gave that mower away so I could have all the same batteries. The main improvement to this mower over the TwinForce is build quality. It has nice steel deck, better plastics, and sturdier axles/wheels, and overall heavier duty.

Warning: Be careful which version you buy, one doesn't have any batteries or charger with it. This is perfect if you already have those from some other device. For a standard 0.2 acre lot, you will want 2 of the 80 V 2 Ah batteries or 1 of the 4 AH batteries. I recommend 2 of the 2 Ah batteries since you can charge one in the rapid charger in the time it takes to burn through the other, so you can be constantly mowing and charging if you need more than 2 full charges.

Setup: This mower was a breeze to setup, basically attach the handle. I am not using the bag or side discharge, the mower does an excellent job mulching.

Use: The mower is 1 inch wider than my TwinForce, which might not seem like a lot, but if you consider the practical mowing distance is less than the 21" blade, the 1 inch makes a big difference. I would say I make 10% fewer passes. The weight is heavier, about the same as a gasoline push mower, but not bad. I do notice it is a bit more exercise to mow. In the summer I have to mow at the highest cut setting, which is barely high enough.

Performance: The mower has excellent power, feels more power than my gas mower, and it does a great job mulching. Better than either the TwinForce or the gas mower I had. I accidentally chopped cleanly through a large 1" stick laying in the yard that I missed, although that triggered the motor to stop, it didn't do any damage and restarted fine after I checked the blade.

The big drawbacks vs the TwinForce are that it only uses a single battery, meaning I have to swap batteries midway through my mow, and that it weighs a lot more. Also, the height doesn't seem to adjust up quite as high.

Batteries: The 80 V 2 Ah batteries are rated at 146 Wh, and last about the same as the old 40 V 4 Ah batteries (also rated same amount of power), but I think the mower is more powerful and more efficient. The best part is the rapid charger, which takes only 20 minutes to charge a battery most of the way, meaning you can mow pretty much non-stop if you have two batteries and swap them. It also has a cooling fan on it to keep the batteries from getting too hot. A point with Li-ion batteries, is they prefer to be stored at cool temperatures and at a low state of charge. Despite what the directions might say, you are better off to store the batteries nearly dead after mowing and charge before you mow the next time. Read up on Li-Ion storage at Battery University. This is where the quick charger is a huge benefit, just go pop the battery in the charger 30 minutes before you want to mow.

Basically, this mower replaces a premium gas push mower (not self propelled). It is a bit expensive, and for a better deal get one of the older TwinForce or other 40 V models, but this unit is also well worth the cost and feels a little less disposable than the other units. I wouldn't have upgraded if I wasn't trying to make all my devices use the same battery, but this mower is great if you are just looking at testing the electric mower waters. If so, be sure to buy one with a battery.


Sabrent 60 Watt (12 Amp) 10-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Rapid Charger. Smart USB Charger with Auto Detect Technology for iPhone 6 5s 5c 5, iPad Air mini, Galaxy S5 S4, Note 3 2, the new HTC One (M8), Nexus and More [Black] (AX-TPCS)
Sabrent 60 Watt (12 Amp) 10-Port Family-Sized Desktop USB Rapid Charger. Smart USB Charger with Auto Detect Technology for iPhone 6 5s 5c 5, iPad Air mini, Galaxy S5 S4, Note 3 2, the new HTC One (M8), Nexus and More [Black] (AX-TPCS)
Offered by Store4PC
Price: $25.01
2 used & new from $25.01

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charge 10 smart phones at once, June 26, 2015
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This is a great USB power hub, and has no trouble charging up to 10 smart phones at the same time. Realistically, most users won't have so many phones, so the 5 port version of this might be better, but if you do have a lot of USB devices you want to charge at once, this is perfect. I recommend getting some short USB cables to go along with it, like the Anker 6 pack of premium 1 ft USB cables: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N8VHW72 Be warned, that these are very short cables, and the flexible part is more like 8 or 9"


Kingston Brass K132A2 Designer Trimscape Showerscape 2-1/4-Inch Shower Head, Polished Brass
Kingston Brass K132A2 Designer Trimscape Showerscape 2-1/4-Inch Shower Head, Polished Brass
Price: $26.49
8 used & new from $25.97

1.0 out of 5 stars New, Time Wasting Design, June 26, 2015
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This is a very nice looking, but terrible shower head. The water flow is so slow that it takes ages for it to warm up, has so little flow that it at least doubles the time it takes for me to shower, and makes it feel like I am hardly getting wet. It does save water and look pretty. I would rather save the time and be done with my shower twice as fast and use the same amount of water.

Again, build quality and appearance is great, function is terrible.


SOG Specialty Knives & Tools Voodoo Hawk Mini Tomahawk with Satin Finish - F182N-CP
SOG Specialty Knives & Tools Voodoo Hawk Mini Tomahawk with Satin Finish - F182N-CP
Offered by Think Fast
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38 used & new from $34.44

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Utility Axe, June 22, 2015
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Great quality. First thing my son says is: what are you going to do with an axe? Use it on people? I exclaimed "No! It is a tool", and I explained to him that it was a tomahawk and was a special throwing and utility axe, although initially designed for combat, it is better used for camping. He asked if I could cut his bread with it, and I said sure. He proceeded to tell me he was just joking and not to cut the bread with it, but it was too late. I washed the machine oils off the blade and proceeded to cut his bread. It did a great job, the edge is knife sharp and it cut through the bread smoothly. He was laughing the entire time that I was using an axe to cut his bread.

Story aside, the tomahawk is great, nice quality steel, durable handle. It might not be great for reenactments since it has synthetic handle and sheath, but works great as a hatchet to take into the back country. I trust that it will hold up well, and the weight is nice and light. Balance is good. I am not into throwing my tools around, and wouldn't know how to rate it for that function anyway, so for me it is a great utility axe.


Contigo Autoseal Dandelion Gizmo Sip Kids Water Bottle, 14 oz., Cherry Blossom
Contigo Autoseal Dandelion Gizmo Sip Kids Water Bottle, 14 oz., Cherry Blossom
Price: $12.18
2 used & new from $11.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Tricky For Kids, June 21, 2015
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I love my Contigo bottles, great spill proof designs. This particular kids bottle is a bit hard to squeeze the opening mechanism for small hands. The valve is also a little sticky, which could result in some dripping if it gets stuck open.


DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable Oversized Fleur De Lis Jacquard Dishtowel, Set of 3
DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable Oversized Fleur De Lis Jacquard Dishtowel, Set of 3
Price: $12.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Looking High Quality Towels, June 17, 2015
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These are nice looking and high quality towels, with nice threaded patterns and color patterns. These can be used as dish clothes or as a decorative drop.


LG G4, Metallic Gray 32GB (AT&T)
LG G4, Metallic Gray 32GB (AT&T)
Price: $629.99
2 used & new from $589.95

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spiritual Successor to Samsung S5, June 16, 2015
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What does the LG G4 offer? A very large phone, swap-able battery packs, and expandable memory with good overall performance and a large screen size.

The buttons are on the back instead of the sides, which is nice as it avoids accidental button presses, but also can be tricky if you aren't used to the buttons being located there (for example it is hard to press two buttons at the same time required by some key-stroke shortcuts).

The phone has a quick launching camera that can quickly snap a photo by the double press of one of the back buttons, but the camera has a tendency to overexpose highlights compared to my S6. Foreheads will be blown out or hair highlights, etc. Overall picture quality is good, but not great.

The color of the Gray phone should be Space Gray, since it has tons and tons of space. The screen is large and bright and has lots of real estate. The soft buttons disappear for full screen apps, so only take up home screen space.

Battery life is okay, but I was expecting more from a large 3000 mAh battery, doesn't seem to last quite as long as my S6 Edge with a smaller battery, but still it does a pretty good job, lasting many hours of moderate use and it should last all but heavy users through the day, or even more. It charges quick enough over USB that most users should never need to swap the battery.

Setup was quick and easy, and the only odd thing I noticed is that it uses the antiquated micro-sim, instead of the much more common nano-SIM in my ATT version, which is a bit annoying as it means either buying an adapter or making a trip to the ATT store to get a new SIM card. Try calling ATT and you end up on the phone for half an hour and they tell you to go to the store anyway. They really don't like activating SIM cards online or on the phone.

So overall, it is a very good phone, but it is a tad on the cheap side (construction wise) compared to what I am used to with the S6 Edge. Consider this phone if you are looking for a budget large screen phone that also performs very well overall, and want the swap-able battery and memory card. Just as a note, Samsung and LG are very different companies (equivalent rivalry, or stronger, than Ford vs Chevy, etc). My wife is loving this G4 as a replacement for her iPhone 5s.


Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air (White)
Belkin QODE Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air (White)
Price: $146.38
12 used & new from $28.97

4.0 out of 5 stars Quality Keyboard, June 11, 2015
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This is a nice quality keyboard, but only get it if you type all the time. Despite what it says on the case, the keyboard is thick and heavy, easily doubling the weight of the iPad Air.

Pairing was easy, and it works well on either angle stop. The only problem I have is the keyboard part can fall off the iPad portion of the cover if you open it carelessly (it is held on by magnets ).

I use the case with my Air2, which mostly works, but the camera isn't in the correct spot and is blocked by the case.

Overall, the keyboard works great, but it is very expensive. The quality is a great match for the iPad, but only get it if you are a writer or do a lot of typing with the iPad.
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ECR4Kids Horizontal Commercial Baby Changing Station, White Granite
ECR4Kids Horizontal Commercial Baby Changing Station, White Granite
Price: $143.41
5 used & new from $139.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Professional Quality, Easy Install, June 11, 2015
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Although professional installation is recommended, it is not difficult. A template is included for hole drilling/marking, and it is pretty straight forward. Directions are included and if you are mounting on wood framing with drywall you will need studs 12, 14, 16, 18, or 20 inches on center and 6 toggle anchors (Search on Amazon) which are less than 7/16" in diameter (threads included). Also, you will need 6 washers around 1" in diameter. Mounting hardware should cost about ten bucks. Watch videos how to use the toggle anchors, the zip locking ones are really nice (Snaptoggle). Six of the 1/4" by 20 threads per inch Snaptoggles should be plenty, each is rated at 265 lbs or something.

You have probably used this same changing table in any public restroom. Quality is good, wipe compartments are handy, durability is great, and best part it folds up out of the way and can be closed behind the door. So if you are semi-handy with a cordless drill you should have no trouble putting this up.

Installation Hardware Required for drywall in a house: (not included)
6 Toggle Bolts less than 7/16 inch in diameter
6 washers about 1" in diameter (inside diameter depending on your toggle bolt)
Drill with bit suitable for installing your toggle anchors (follow directions on table and toggle anchors)
Phillips #2 bit for mounting screws (go into studs and hold while installing toggle bolts)

If you opt for professional installation, it should cost less than a hundred in drywall, I would question them if they want more. Service call, plus ten dollars in hardware and half an hour labor at most.


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