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Eric T "ejt" RSS Feed (Marion, IA United States)
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AXE Gift Box, Phoenix
AXE Gift Box, Phoenix
Price: $7.34
3 used & new from $7.34

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Set to Try the Produce Line, August 3, 2015
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I like AXE products, most are not overpowering smelling, and this doesn't disappoint. Nice soft aroma that won't gag anyone if you use in reasonable quantities, and the set is a nice way to try the fragrance spray, body wash, and anti-antiperspirant.

A quick note here, if you have used the AXE antiperspirant sprays, they can be highly irritating to your throat when you spray them, but this fragrance only spray is no issue at all for me. Basically spray on cologne.

I won't buy the set in the future since I don't use fragrance sprays, but will continue buying the body wash and antiperspirant, which I like. Protection lasts a long time, I like the smell, and the body wash works well too.

Not a lot to say, might not be a bad idea to smell these in a local store before ordering.


Philips SHE9105BK/27 Headphones with Mic, Black
Philips SHE9105BK/27 Headphones with Mic, Black
Offered by DIGITALGUY
Price: $34.98
3 used & new from $31.80

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice for the price, August 3, 2015
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Nice mid-priced headphones. I had to switch to the smaller ear cups, but once I did they fit a lot better. Sound quality wasn't up to the Aurvana headphones I also received to test, but these are also half the price. The main difference is they lack richness in the vocals. These are a bit tinny sounding.

Since these are basically an ear plug, they do a decent job blocking out noises. Controls are easy and they work well. Headphones are a highly personable item. I think these sound good, but not great. Average for their price class.

These headphones come packed in a plastic pack, no pouch or anything for carrying them around, which is unfortunate since the ear cups can be pulled off. I expect premium earbuds to come with a pouch.

Bottom Line:
Nice headphone for the money, as with anything HiFi related, you pay 90% more for 10% improvement. These are a step up from base model earbuds, and they cost a bit more too, might be a good trade-off with the higher priced units.


Suave Men's Body Wash, Hair & Body 2 in 1 12 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Suave Men's Body Wash, Hair & Body 2 in 1 12 Ounce (Pack of 6)
Offered by Pharmapacks
Price: $19.27
10 used & new from $14.47

4.0 out of 5 stars It's Suave, July 22, 2015
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What to say about this? The liquid is sort of a gross color I am not used to, but whatever, feels the same, works into a nice lather, but it smells like Suave. If you like that smell, great. If used in your hair you might want to add a conditioner after since this left it pretty dry and statically, vs my usual shampoo/conditioner product. The scent is mild and the product works as advertised, so a nice solid body/hair wash.


SilverStone 5-Piece Cook Stand Tools Kitchen Tool Set, Chili Red
SilverStone 5-Piece Cook Stand Tools Kitchen Tool Set, Chili Red
Price: $31.50
4 used & new from $29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Stylish Quality, July 22, 2015
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These are a nice set of great looking and high quality utensils. The stand is nice, but is designed for standing on a counter with handle down, tool head lifted off counter. The stand/prop is not for hanging on edge of pan as mentioned in another review, if you do this the tool handle is heavy and will lift up out of the pan and fall on the floor or range. The stand could also get in the way in a drawer or holder, so these will work best if you hang them from the handles while not in use.

The set is a practical set of a slotted and normal spoon, a soup ladle, spatula and potato masher. All tools work as expected, and the handles are a nice quality silicone. I like the stand as it gives a nice separation between the handle and the utensil like a finger guard/bolster on a knife.

High quality, great looks. Win-win.


V-LIGHT Full Spectrum Natural Daylight Effect Heavy-Duty Magnifier Lamp with Metal Clamp, Brushed Satin (VS103S)
V-LIGHT Full Spectrum Natural Daylight Effect Heavy-Duty Magnifier Lamp with Metal Clamp, Brushed Satin (VS103S)
Price: $64.99
2 used & new from $64.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works well, but better on the market, July 13, 2015
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This is a nice working lamp, with clear optics, but the balancing system is a bit flimsy not always wanting to position the magnifier well, and the light is not very secure. Directions were poor and didn't mention removing the packing foam from around the light bulb, and the wire wraps that hold the bulb in don't do a good job, the light kept falling down on me until I got them positioned properly.

So the light is good, but there are definitely better units out there. The price is good on this one though, so I still recommend it.


OtterBox Symmetry for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge - Retail Packaging - Aqua Sky
OtterBox Symmetry for Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge - Retail Packaging - Aqua Sky
Price: $39.95
2 used & new from $30.22

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice case but ruins Edge appeal, July 13, 2015
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I bought the Samsung S6 Edge for its classy looks, glass and metal design, so although this case does a great job of protecting the phone (except from a bar/edged object hitting left to right across the screen), it ruins the look of the edge.

I was easily able to insert and remove my S6 Edge from the case, and all the buttons/functions work as expected, so it definitely isn't a bad case, but if you feel the need to buy a protective screen like this just buy the plain old S6 without the edge screen, since with this on you lose most of what differentiates the edge.

My Edge will continue in the buff for the time being.
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Seagate Seven 750GB Portable External Hard Drive, Silver (STDZ750100)
Seagate Seven 750GB Portable External Hard Drive, Silver (STDZ750100)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Go SSD instead, July 13, 2015
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Having used compact SSD drives that are much smaller and much much faster (like 3x faster reads and writes), it is really hard to use magnetic disk anymore. I am glad to see Seagate trying to maintain a presence, as for now they are still better value per TB than SSD, but that is all they have going for them.

Benchmarking this with Black Magic Speed Test on my MacBook Pro with USB3 I was able to get about 100 to 120 MB/s both read and write. So performance is on the slow side for spinning disk, but comparable to other bus powered devices.

I was hoping for smaller size given that this is the "The thinnest 750 GB portable drive", this claim is only because there are no 750 GB external SSD drives. To be fair it is maybe half a mm thinner than the Samsung T1, but is much larger over all.

The build quality is nice, but the matte finish is surprisingly annoying. It is rough and rubs on everything, and collects finger prints and looks bad quickly.

So if I took this drive by itself, I would give it a good rating, nicely made and thin. However, my rating comes from what is on the market today, and the SSD drives are much better choices, offering much smaller sizes, no physical spinning disk to take impact damage (especially important with portable drives), and much higher performance (about 3x, typical). There might still be a place for spinning disks in servers or when cost/TB is more important than portability and performance.

I included a photo with a small SSD drive for comparison.
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Outdoor Tech OT1650 Kodiak Plus - 10,000 mAh 2.4 AMP Ruggedized Waterproof Portable Charger/External Battery (Black)
Outdoor Tech OT1650 Kodiak Plus - 10,000 mAh 2.4 AMP Ruggedized Waterproof Portable Charger/External Battery (Black)
Offered by BlackCAT1
Price: $96.47
7 used & new from $96.47

4.0 out of 5 stars Nice portable power pack, July 11, 2015
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Great battery, output of ports lives up to specs with one port outputting over 2 amps continuous (measured with a USB watt-meter) and the other outputting 1 amp, so most high end smart phones and tablets will benefit from using the higher rated port. Capacity is great, being able to charge my S6 edge multiple times, and it is nice to see a more compact battery using prismatic (pouch) cells instead of the standard Lithium 18650 cell (looks like a giant AA battery).

The weather sealing is simply a sealed pouch that the battery is in, no better than using a ziplock for any other battery, so I wouldn't buy it for that reason alone, although it does provide some shock protection for the well built aluminum battery enclosure inside. You can't use the battery while the pouch is closed.

So overall, I recommend this battery, and it lives up to the advertised specs (surprisingly uncommon with inexpensive batteries), however, I find the value of the battery very low at the MSRP.


Creative Aurvana In-Ear2 Plus Ultra-comfortable Noise-isolating In-ear Earphones with In-line Remote and Microphone
Creative Aurvana In-Ear2 Plus Ultra-comfortable Noise-isolating In-ear Earphones with In-line Remote and Microphone
Price: $88.42
5 used & new from $88.42

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Quality and Nice Fit, July 9, 2015
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These are pretty nice ear buds, they don't do a great job with noise isolation, but have nice clear sound quality and fit well in my small ear canals. However, I generally prefer the over the ear studio monitor earphones for added comfort. If you are on the move and need a nice set of high quality earphones this is a great set. They come with a nice case that you can slip into your pocket, and a nice quality control for volume. They are fairly pricey and I can't say I was blown away by the sound quality (used to using high end sennheiser cans), with a notably weak bass response (typical of this style of earphone), but definitely better than a stock set of earphones included with the phone. Trebles and vocals sound nice and clear.


Playskool Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo
Playskool Sesame Street Play All Day Elmo
Price: $59.99
7 used & new from $59.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Save the money and go for a plain stuffed Elmo, July 9, 2015
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This is a neat toy, but both my 3 year old and 1 year old wan't nothing to do with this giant Elmo. The problem is that it is not approachable or hug-able with its hard and heavy head and being nearly as large as either of them it is a bit scary.

As far as function, the toy is great with sensors for all sorts of motion, it can detect when you clap his hands, when you are moving around with him, etc. So I would give it a 5 as far as toy quality, but it fails where it really counts and that is it will be an expensive shelf decoration.


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