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Eric T "ejt" RSS Feed (Marion, IA United States)
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Linksys AC2600 4 x 4 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Gigabit Router with USB 3.0 and eSATA (EA8500)
Linksys AC2600 4 x 4 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Gigabit Router with USB 3.0 and eSATA (EA8500)
Price: $279.99
22 used & new from $268.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great with all my devices, May 21, 2015
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Setup:
Difficult until I figured out I had to disconnect my Wi-Fi AC1200 dual band range extender to set up everything over wireless.

Function:
Works great as a media server with my Samsung T1 SSD (once I reformatted it as FAT instead of ExFAT, be aware of 4 GB FAT file size limit, NTFS should work too).
WiFi signal strength is excellent in my house and performance is great.
Works with all my devices, unlike the AC1900, which refused to work well with my XBOX 360.
eSata port is a nice touch

Review:
Overall, I don't like the user friendliness of the interface (it comes at expense of function). It is targeted far too much towards average Joe/Jill, but it is an expensive router purchased by enthusiasts. However, it is a well featured and high quality router which I will keep. My benchmarking computers don't have AC Wi-Fi, so were only able to hit 13 MB/s writing to the drive attached via USB to the router, which is plenty for my needs, but if you have an AC device it will be much faster.

Overall, it is a great high speed router, but decide if you really need this kind of power, cheaper units will work for most people.
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Skittles Mash Ups, 9 Ounce (Pack of 8)
Skittles Mash Ups, 9 Ounce (Pack of 8)
Price: $19.97

5.0 out of 5 stars Colorful Fruity Goodness, May 19, 2015
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Same great skittles in a nice colorful pack. I have loved skittles for years, and my only recommendation is never mix them with M&M and Reese's Pieces in a large bowl and serve them at a party. One of my bad childhood memories I still think about today.

Skittles by themselves are great, and these bags are nice when you want a medium sized self standing bag to put on a pantry shelf. With these particular flavors, I don't even noticed them mixed since they are already mixes individually. All I have to say is they taste like Skittles, and that is great.


Pivotal Living Tracker 1 (2nd Generation) Black
Pivotal Living Tracker 1 (2nd Generation) Black
Price: $15.00
2 used & new from $15.00

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Affordable Fitness Tracker, May 16, 2015
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Great affordable fitness tracker. Honestly, all I use my smart watch for is fitness tracking, so this is a more affordable alternative for the same function. The benefit with this is the battery life is much better, being close to a week, instead of only a day.

The unit paired quickly with my S6 Edge, but I had to restart the phone after pairing before the application could sync with the band. This isn't a problem, but at first I thought the band might be broken. Since then I haven't had issues synchronizing between the two.

The unit is easy to use, just double tap the button to put it into sleep mode before bed, and you can configure it to vibrate in the morning to help wake you up, although I slept right through it so a second alarm might be necessary. The bad stays secure during activities.

My only complaint with it is that it is very wide, it is basically half the size of my Samsung Gear S, but the screen isn't curved so it actually sticks out more.


LG Electronics PW800 HD Projector (2015 Model)
LG Electronics PW800 HD Projector (2015 Model)
Price: $599.99
8 used & new from $550.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Small Projector, May 16, 2015
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This projector is a very nice and compact unit, it has a couple minor quirks I would like to mention. The first is it appears to use some sort of sequential sequencing for the colors so you will get a rainbow tearing effect on high-contrast subjects when something moves in front of the image, like your eyelid blinking during an action scene. This is a similar effect to sequential viewfinders in cameras, if you have ever used one of those.

Secondly, it doesn't have a great leveling system. It has one center foot to raise the front up, but it sometimes tilts a little to one side and there's no great way to even it out. One method you can use is a tripod with a nice leveling head on the tripod to make sure it is level and the height that you want so you don't have to correct for Keystone. The keystone correction is digital so will lead to resolution loss, fine for presentations, probably not for movies.

overall, I really like the projector. The image quality is great, and even though it isn't 1080p, picture looks very good, not that different then my 60" sharp aquos at a normal viewing distance. The lens quality is also very good.

I like that it controls just like any LG TV, it has a fast and responsive menu system, it has a built in tuner you can receive over-the-air broadcasts, and several different inputs. The volume for the over the air tuner is a little low over the built-in speaker, but it has an audio output (stereo).

This is a great portable projector that I recommend, but it has a few caveats. Nothing that would stop me from buying it, but it is they are worth considering depending on your usage.
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DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable  Heavy Duty Canvas Reusable Shopping Tote Bag, Natural and Nautical Blue Stripe, Set of 3
DII 100% Cotton, Machine Washable Heavy Duty Canvas Reusable Shopping Tote Bag, Natural and Nautical Blue Stripe, Set of 3
Price: $19.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice multi-function bags, May 14, 2015
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I like to shop at a local coop, and they also give a small nickel discount for each of your own bags used, so reusable bags are a great deal.

These bags will barely hold two gallons of milk, and it is a tight fit. I am able to snap up on the straps with 2 gallons of milk and the handles hold strong, but be aware if you pull at the stitching from the side, the handles will easily rip off the bag. This is not a normal use case for shopping bags, but could happen depending how you use it.

Material quality is nice, my only complaints are the slightly small dimensions and possible strap tearing.
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Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food - Summerguard with Insect Control, 5,000-sq ft (Lawn Fertilizer plus Insect Control) (Not Sold in Pinellas County, FL)
Scotts Turf Builder Lawn Food - Summerguard with Insect Control, 5,000-sq ft (Lawn Fertilizer plus Insect Control) (Not Sold in Pinellas County, FL)
Price: $24.99
9 used & new from $24.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Use, May 13, 2015
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This fertilizer and insect control works great. The lawn likes the "food" and the pest control part works fine so far, but will update when I have had more time with the product.

It is easy to apply with a broadcast spreader, but be sure to apply as directed. This 5000 square foot bag is good for an average house on a 1/5th acre lot.


Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Coffee Maker, Programmable FlexBrew with Hot Water Dispenser (49988)
Hamilton Beach Single-Serve Coffee Maker, Programmable FlexBrew with Hot Water Dispenser (49988)
Offered by Reliable & Speedy
Price: $119.95
12 used & new from $84.96

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the original, May 12, 2015
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Pros:
Easy to use
Works with all standard K Cups, even those without special lids
Water dispenser is easy to use
Works with ground coffee

Cons:
Doesn't have a shared water container between coffee side and hot water side
Slightly noisy during brewing.

Review:
Bottom line is I like this more than my Keurig 2.0 machine because how easy it works with both ground coffee and K cups. The hot water dispenser is much easier to use as well, being able to dispense any amount of hot water (not fixed at 6 oz increments). However, it doesn't have a water reservoir like the Keurig does, so it isn't as good for social events where you want to serve many people. It is great for someone who makes maybe 1 or 2 mugs of coffee in the morning before work or on weekends.


Meguiar's G4200 New Car Scent Protectant Wipes (25 Wipes)
Meguiar's G4200 New Car Scent Protectant Wipes (25 Wipes)
Price: $8.81
3 used & new from $5.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Wipe on Shine, May 12, 2015
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These wipes make applying the dash protectant extremely easy, but depending on the texture of the surface it might leave behind lint so you might need a follow-up wipe with a microfiber if your surface pulls apart the wipe. Also, if your dash is textured you might need to go over it a couple times to get down in the recesses in order to make it all uniformly shiny. Any spot you miss is going to look very bad in comparison to protected areas.

A few comments about UV protection, the windows in cars are tempered glass, and the front window is multi-layered in all cars, meaning it already has near 100% UV protection. The side windows are probably only 70% in most vehicles which don't have special glass, so don't expect this to help the dash a lot. Main function is it looks nice.

Has a slight VOC smell like a new car, but isn't overpowering. If you apply it, give your car an hour or so to air out before driving. Also, this product is very slippery after applied, do not put this on your steering wheel or anything else that requires a secure grip.

One complaint I have had with these products is they evaporate over time and leave a film on the windshield. I will update my review if I notice anything like that after a couple months.


Linksys AC1200 Amplify Dual Band High-Power Wi-Fi Range Extender with Intelligent Spot Finder Technology and AC Pass Thru (RE6700)
Linksys AC1200 Amplify Dual Band High-Power Wi-Fi Range Extender with Intelligent Spot Finder Technology and AC Pass Thru (RE6700)
Price: $119.99
21 used & new from $115.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works well and as advertised, May 11, 2015
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Easy to setup dual band (2.4/5 GHz) repeater. Easy to setup with my smartphone, had it running in just a couple minutes. Plug in, attach your device to the specified WiFi network, open a web browser, start the setup and tell this device your networks and passwords you want to repeat and you are good to go. My signal strength improved dramatically in my upstairs rooms after installation.


Kid O Pattern Stacker Toy
Kid O Pattern Stacker Toy
Price: $29.99
4 used & new from $29.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice high quality stacker, May 5, 2015
This review is from: Kid O Pattern Stacker Toy (Toy)
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Nice high quality stacker. Opening the product was easy enough, just open the box and remove some hard plastic shrinkwrap from around the stacker (be sure to dispose of any plastic film immediately due to choking risk).

The stacker is very easy to use for all ages, and very open ended in how you use it. The child is free to make any choice they want on how to stack, making different patterns, or matching, etc.

My only complaint besides the value is that the hard plastic is noisy when it hits together, making it a fairly loud stacker for the kids to play with if they get aggressive with it.


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