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TaoTronics® Elune TT-DL04 LED Gooseneck Desk Lamp / Detachable Emergency Light Source Lasts 8 Hours / 3 Level Dimmable Touch Control Button 6W Equivalent 50W (Marble White)
TaoTronics® Elune TT-DL04 LED Gooseneck Desk Lamp / Detachable Emergency Light Source Lasts 8 Hours / 3 Level Dimmable Touch Control Button 6W Equivalent 50W (Marble White)
Offered by Sunvalleytek
Price: $79.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Versatile and Multi-Functional Light, July 5, 2014
The TaoTronics® Elune TT-DL04 LED Gooseneck Desk Lamp / Detachable Emergency Light is a very unique multi-functional light. The light has a minimalist, futuristic design and feel. The light attaches with a full size phono plug that allows for easy rotation and removal. It does not have a conventional on/off switch but a touch button on the top of the light which also has the option for three different light levels.

Aspects about this light that I like include:

+ Very bright white light with good output
+ Stylish and sleek design
+ Lamp is detachable and very versatile
+ Lamp is lightweight and easy to carry
+ Comes with a screw-locking carabineer to attach removable light to gear or other item
+ Ability to move the lamp to many positions
+ Lamp base has a 0.5A USB charging port
+ Battery capacity is 1000mAh which in the scheme of things is not a lot but for the purpose of this product is fine

Aspects that could use improvement:

- When the lamp portion is removes the touch switch to change the brightness setting is not illuminated making changing the brightness level difficult in a dark or low light setting

- Instead of using a full size phone plug I would rather see the lamp have a USB port so the lamp can be used with an external back up battery

Overall Assessment:

The TaoTronics® Elune TT-DL04 LED Gooseneck Desk Lamp / Detachable Emergency Light is a very unique and effective light that is very versatile. I like that the lamp can be detached and used as a handheld light. I also like that the light output is a very bright white light and not the yellowish light that is common with incandescent bulbs. Nice light that I like.


Lepow Impression Series 13000mAh External Battery Portable charger power bank for iPhone 5/5C/5s/4s, iPad 2/4/Mini, Samsung Galaxy S5/S4/S3/Note 2/3 - Retail Packaging-Ivory White
Lepow Impression Series 13000mAh External Battery Portable charger power bank for iPhone 5/5C/5s/4s, iPad 2/4/Mini, Samsung Galaxy S5/S4/S3/Note 2/3 - Retail Packaging-Ivory White
Offered by Lepow Official
Price: $89.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A lot of Power in a Versatile Battery, July 5, 2014
The Lepow Impression Series 13000mAh External Battery Portable charger power bank packs a lot of power in a reasonably sized package. An aspect that I truly love about this external battery is that it is completely self-contained and has everything I need all together. The micro USB cable and an adapter for my iphone 5 is included. This means that I am not looking for items when I need them to charge my device. This is extremely convenient and really quite innovative. I own approximately 20+ external batteries and cannot think of another one that is designed with these features. Additionally, the black rubberized protective case is just a smart idea to provide a layer of protection should you accidently drop the battery. It is very simple and easy to use. Also, there are 4 LED lights to inform you of the amount of battery life left in the unit.

Potential Uses:

As this battery provides 13,000mAh's of power there are a variety of uses that you can use this battery for that will keep you up and running.

+ If you want to put up with the size and weight you can carry this with you at all times which will ensure that you have plenty of power should an emergency arise.

+ If you work out of your vehicle and your battery dies you can use this battery to keep you in constant communication with your phone or other electronic device.

+ You can put this unit in a bug out bag or an everyday carry bag to keep you powered up.

+ This unit will work fine in your home should you have a power failure due to a natural disaster or other event.

+ You can keep it at work as a back up.

+ Great battery to carry while hiking, hunting, fishing, backpacking, or camping.

Overall Assessment:

The Lepow Impression Series 13000mAh External Battery Portable charger power bank provides a lot of power that can be used in a multitude of situations. All the items that you need to charge your device are conveniently placed in one package. Additionally, it has a protective case to provide a layer of protection from the elements or a small drop. With all the versatility that this external battery provides it should be one that you strongly consider. I will definitely be making use of this battery and am very happy with its performance.

Highly recommended.


eBoot Car Charger 22w 4.4a (2.4a + 2.0a) Dual Usb Ports Car Charger for Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime; the All New HTC One M8/ace M7 M4,mini 2; Iphone 5s 5 5c 4s 6, Ipad Air 4 3 2, Ipad Mini 1 2 Retina, Ipad Touch, Ipod Nano;samsung Z, Galaxy Note 4 3, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, S4 Active,tab S 4 3 7.0 8.0 10.1; Lg Optimus G3 G2, Flex, G Pro 2, G Pad 7.0 8.0 8.3 10.1; Google Nexus 5 4 7 8 FHD 2; Moto E; Sony Xperia Z2; Other Android Phone/tablets
eBoot Car Charger 22w 4.4a (2.4a + 2.0a) Dual Usb Ports Car Charger for Samsung Galaxy S5 Prime; the All New HTC One M8/ace M7 M4,mini 2; Iphone 5s 5 5c 4s 6, Ipad Air 4 3 2, Ipad Mini 1 2 Retina, Ipad Touch, Ipod Nano;samsung Z, Galaxy Note 4 3, Galaxy S5 S4 S3, S4 Active,tab S 4 3 7.0 8.0 10.1; Lg Optimus G3 G2, Flex, G Pro 2, G Pad 7.0 8.0 8.3 10.1; Google Nexus 5 4 7 8 FHD 2; Moto E; Sony Xperia Z2; Other Android Phone/tablets
Offered by eBoot Online
Price: $22.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Well Built Car Charger, July 5, 2014
The eBoot Car Charger 4.4a (2.4a + 2.0a) Dual Usb Ports Car Charger provides 2 USB ports to hook up your phone or other electronic items. I have had a few similar products but this one seems to be made more durable than the other ones that I have used in the past. It fits well into the cigarette lighter port. I like the fact that charging automatically stops when battery is full so there is no chance of overheating or battery damage. There is a blue LED light above the ports to indicate that the unit is receiving power. There are a variety of car charges on the market and I find this one to be very durable and functional. Additionally, this unit is very small and easy to store in your vehicle. If you are looking for a solid multi-port charger this is definitely one to consider.


eBoot 3000mAh Portable Backup External Battery Charger Power Bank for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3, Nexus 4, HTC One, One 2 (M8), Nokia Lumia 520, 1020, and other USB-charged devices (Black)
eBoot 3000mAh Portable Backup External Battery Charger Power Bank for iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3, Nexus 4, HTC One, One 2 (M8), Nokia Lumia 520, 1020, and other USB-charged devices (Black)
Offered by eBoot Online
Price: $29.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Small, Portable, and Functional, July 5, 2014
The eBoot 3000mAh Portable Backup External Battery Charger Power Bank is a great size battery for those times when you require extra power. Being that it is 3000mAh's it is best suited for phones or electronic devices that do not require a lot of power.

Aspects that I like with the eBoot:

+ Great size that is small, compact, and convenient to carry
+ Durable
+ Provides 3000 mAh's which isn't the most powerful but it is a good tradeoff for its small size
+ Simple and eay to use
+ When the unit is getting low the LED indicator will blink red meaning that it is time to charge the battery
+ Comes with clearly written instructions (I have found that many other companies do not provide instructions or the instructions are a poor translation from another language)

Overall Assessment:

The eBoot 3000mAh Portable Backup External Battery Charger Power Bank is one that I am going to carry with me to ensure that my smartphone does not run out of power at the worst possible time. Its small size makes it easy to carry as it only weighs 80 grams. This battery is also good for backpacking trips when you want to use a light such as the Goal Zero 14101 Luna USB LED Stick Light or the Goal Zero 14201 Firefly Silver/White USB Light.

Highly recommended.


Expower(R) Mini Portable 4500mAh Lithium Battery power Bank Charger for Samsung Galaxy S5 Iphone5S 5 and Other Smartphone
Expower(R) Mini Portable 4500mAh Lithium Battery power Bank Charger for Samsung Galaxy S5 Iphone5S 5 and Other Smartphone
Offered by Smart Teck
Price: $12.99
4 used & new from $11.82

4.0 out of 5 stars Compact Unit that is Easy to Transport, July 5, 2014
The Expower(R) Mini Portable 4500mAh Lithium Battery power Bank Charger provides ample power in a compact package that is easy to carry and transport. I use a lot of battery power bank chargers for a variety of gear set ups that I have for emergency situations. The last thing you want to have happen during a crisis is for your phone battery to die. This mini portable lithium battery ensures that will never be the case. With over 500 battery charge cycles this unit will last a long time and provide years of power. Like many similar units it does not indicate how much charge is left in the battery but I do not find this to be an issue as I know how big the battery is in my phone and therefore can estimate how many charges this 4500mAh lithium battery will provide. Overall a nice product for those times when you need extra power.


[Apple MFI Certified] AYL® 8-Pin Lightning to USB Cable (6 Feet/ 1.8 Meter) ★ Made For iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 / iPad Air / iPad Mini ★ iPad 4th generation, iPod 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation ★ OFFICIAL LICENSED PRODUCT ★
[Apple MFI Certified] AYL® 8-Pin Lightning to USB Cable (6 Feet/ 1.8 Meter) ★ Made For iPhone 5S / 5C / 5 / iPad Air / iPad Mini ★ iPad 4th generation, iPod 5th generation and iPod nano 7th generation ★ OFFICIAL LICENSED PRODUCT ★
Offered by Accessorise Your Life
Price: $29.00
2 used & new from $16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Durable and Functional, July 5, 2014
AYL® 8-Pin Lightning to USB Cable is a 6 foot long heavy duty cable that can be used on a variety of Apple devices such as the iPod, iPad, and iPhone 5 series. The first aspect about this USB cable that is noticeable is that it is significantly thicker than the cable that came with my iPhone. My hope is that this will mean that this cable is more durable and will stand up to abuse. I am dedicating this USB cable to my everyday carry bag to be used in conjunction with external back up batteries for my phone. This cable will ensure that I do not run out of power with my electronic devices. Because I am dedicating this USB cable for emergency situations I need to have confidence that it is durable and will work when needed. I have no concerns with this cable.

Overall Assessment:

I am very happy with the AYL® 8-Pin Lightning to USB Cable as it is a thicker cable and at 6 feet long it will provide plenty of length. I have confidence that this USB cable will provide me emergency power when needed. Highly recommended.


Expower(R) 7 in 1 NFC waterproof Portable Bluetooth 3.0 Speaker With 4000mAh power bank and Hands Free Calling Built-In Microphone and Led touch - Works With Apple and Android Devices and other Bluetooth NFC-enabled Device for Outdoor Sport and Travel (Black)
Expower(R) 7 in 1 NFC waterproof Portable Bluetooth 3.0 Speaker With 4000mAh power bank and Hands Free Calling Built-In Microphone and Led touch - Works With Apple and Android Devices and other Bluetooth NFC-enabled Device for Outdoor Sport and Travel (Black)
Offered by Smart Teck
Price: $40.99
2 used & new from $40.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Rugged and Capable, June 30, 2014
The Expower(R) 7 in 1 NFC waterproof Portable Bluetooth 3.0 Speaker with 4000mAh power bank offers multiple features in a small rugged package. With this unit you obviously have a music speaker, phone speaker, an FM radio, and a 4000 mAh power bank for your phone. At 13.3 ounces with the included metal clip and 12.9 ounces without the clip, according to my scale, it is not too heavy to take on a hike, to the beach, or camping. It is rated at IPX4 which means that this unit is protected against splashing water that is sprayed at all angles. It will handle a heavy rain but do not drop it in water as it is not waterproof. Yet, this rating should be enough for most outdoor encounters.

Pairing the unit with my smartphone was very quick and did not require reading the directions. I paired the unit and was listening to music in less than one minute. If you are familiar with pairing a Bluetooth item you will not have any problems. The directions are poorly written with very bad English but the unit is pretty intuitive to use without having to need written instructions. After hours of listening to music I did not encounter any stuttering or connectivity issues. As far as the sound goes it is not bad but it isn't going to produce the sound of a Bose unit that is way more expensive so keep your expectations realistic considering the excellent price range. I found the sound to be a bit tinny and would like more bass. Keep in mind that preferences related to sound vary from person to person based on your likes. The volume is capable of getting loud for an average size room with little distortion. In an outdoor environment the sound level will vary depending on environmental noise. The speaker comes with an attachment point to hook up to a backpack or other item so that you do not lose or drop the unit.

Overall Assessment:

I like that this unit is rugged and capable of handling the elements making it a good choice for an outside excursion. Additionally, it can be used to charge my smartphone in an emergency situation. I like multi-use items. I like the Expower(R) 7 in 1 NFC waterproof Portable Bluetooth 3.0 Speaker with 4000mAh power bank and would recommend it to others.


Timuk2 Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack, OS, Carbon Full-Cycle Twill
Timuk2 Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack, OS, Carbon Full-Cycle Twill
Offered by Moosejaw
Price: $129.00
4 used & new from $128.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality But Not For Me, June 30, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
I own a lot of backpacks (which I will deny if you ask my wife) and I have a lot of experience with using, testing, and abusing gear. Yet, I have never owned a Timuk2 pack so the opportunity to try out the Timuk2 Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack, OS, Carbon Full-Cycle Twill was something that I was really looking forward to testing. Clearly this is a commuter type backpack to carry your laptop and other relevant items. In that regard do not look at this backpack as a three day assault pack, bug out bag, or other type carry system that the Timuk2 was not designed to be. In regards to quality this pack appears to be put together well. The stitching, zippers, and material are very good quality. There is a lot of organization and places to put items.

Following are some of my thoughts on this backpack.

Pros:

+ Good quality material and stitching
+ Appears to be well made and should last a long time
+ Good organization
+ Comes in different colors. The Carbon Full-Cycle Twill is very non-descript and does not draw a lot of attention. Very neutral.
+ Ample room for a laptop and other necessary items
+ Vented back

Cons:

- One of the biggest flaws with this pack is that the bottle holders on the sides are not deep enough to security hold water bottles
- The chest strap is removable which I think is a bad idea. Chest straps serve a great purpose and I do not see the need to remove them.
- The straps are not the most comfortable when the pack is full. Also, it comes with a metal bottle opener on one of the straps which is completely frivolous in my opinion. I have never, in all the years of using a backpack, found the need for such an item attached to the pack.
- Style-wise I find the pack to be very bland and boring
- The compression straps on the bottom of the bag do not offer sufficient functionality

Overall Assessment:

I find the Timuk2 Command Laptop TSA-Friendly Backpack challenging to review. It is a well-made bag yet I did not find it comfortable to use and I do not find it to be a stylish bag. There are a lot of little things about this bag that don't work for me which adds up to a 3 star bag. This bag just fails to resonate with me. Yet, it is not necessarily a bad bag it is just not a bag for me. If I were to remove the stylistic differences that I have with this bag I would rate it at 4 stars.

Not a bad bag but not for me!


Wahl 9867-300 Lithium Ion All-in-One Trimmer
Wahl 9867-300 Lithium Ion All-in-One Trimmer
Price: $38.13

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and Versatile, June 30, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
The Wahl Lithium Ion Beard and Stubble Trimmer is a very nice, powerful, and compact trimmer that performs very well. One of the first things I noticed with this trimmer is that it is powerful. This unit does not have a wimpy motor but one that has power. It is very easy to trim a beard or mustache to the look and style that fits your needs. While not expensive this unit is definitely possesses quality. I suspect this trimmer will last for years.

Aspects about this trimmer that I like:

+ Reasonably priced
+ Powerful motor
+ Versatile with it attachments
+ Unit came pre-charged and comes with a stand
+ Lithium ion battery
+ Charges in about 1 hour
+ Comes with a travel case for easy transportation
+ Lightweight and ergonomic

Overall Assessment:

Of all the trimmers that I have used the Wahl Lithium Ion Beard and Stubble Trimmer really stands out. For me, the powerful motor provides a feeling of quality and performance. Some units feel like they are going to die from day one. This one feels and sounds like it is up to the task. Then, when you actually use the trimmer you see that it is easy to use and maneuver for the look that you want with your beard and mustache. The travel bag makes it very easy and convenient to take with you on vacation or for a quick over-nighter.

Highly recommended.


Gogogu Handle Mount BBQ Grill Light - Best Grill Lighting for Outdoor Barbecue - BBQ Light and Grill Light with Bright LED Light
Gogogu Handle Mount BBQ Grill Light - Best Grill Lighting for Outdoor Barbecue - BBQ Light and Grill Light with Bright LED Light
Offered by Gogogu
Price: $25.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bright White Light, June 25, 2014
He Gogogu Handle BBQ Grill Light puts out a surprising amount of bright white light. While it is designed for BBQ grills it can obviously be attached to other items. The light can be rotated to adjust the light to fit your needs. It runs on 3 AA batteries. The battery compartment requires a small screwdriver to open the compartment. I would prefer a different method as the instructions recommend that you remove the batteries if not using for longer than two months. Also, the unit cannot be exposed to rain so you cannot leave it on your grill. The good news is that it is very easy to put on and take off the grill for easy storage. Also, turning the light on is very easy as well.

Overall, this is a nice light. I like that the LED puts out a bright while light and not a soft yellow light like many incandescent bulbs. The unit is easy to attach and remove, as well as, very adjustable to ensure that you get light exactly where you need it. This is a nice light that I would definitely recommend to others.


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