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Martin A Hogan "Marty From SF" RSS Feed (San Francisco/Oakland, CA.)
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Hamilton Beach TrueAir Room Odor Eliminator
Hamilton Beach TrueAir Room Odor Eliminator
Price: $29.99
43 used & new from $25.96

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quiet & Efficient, July 28, 2015
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This is a very quiet room freshener that uses the maximum amount of filter without the noise. Housed in a nice attractive cube, three sides are intake filters (carbon) that pull in the odors and the fourth side emits fresh air. There is even a small ‘room freshener’ that is inside to help odors. It is easy to assemble the carbon filters and freshener and the cube simply plugs into the wall. It has two settings (low and high), but even the high setting is very very quiet. It does a great job of clearing odors and smells from a room (I use it in my office where I have two kitty litter boxes) and it does a great job – even in a room that measures 10’ X 20’.

The filters should last up to three months and are inexpensive to replace. I’ll try washing them first before I buy replacement, but I suspect at the inexpensive cost of the filters, it will be no issue replacing them when needed. I have a large HEPA filter that I use when odors are bad and that takes care of things instantly, but with this air freshener, I can leave it on 24 hours and not have any smells in the room at all. For the price, it’s a real bargain and one of the few products that has inexpensive replacement filters. Think about HEPA filters or ink cartridge replacements. This is a bargain. I’ll probably buy another for my bedroom.


Mpow Armor Portable Bluetooth Speaker,5W Strong Drive/Passive Radiator for Waterproof Shockproof and Dustproof Outdoor/Shower/MP3/PC Speakers with Emergency Power Surpply
Mpow Armor Portable Bluetooth Speaker,5W Strong Drive/Passive Radiator for Waterproof Shockproof and Dustproof Outdoor/Shower/MP3/PC Speakers with Emergency Power Surpply
Offered by Patozon
Price: $39.99
4 used & new from $34.11

5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Sound - Solid Survivability, July 28, 2015
MPOW is noted for its rich sounding earbuds and Bluetooth speakers. This one does not disappoint. Measuring only 2” X 3” X 4” and weighing 7.8 ounces, it delivers great sound with strong survivability. On one side is the bass (5W) speaker and the other side is the 2” diameter treble/midrange speaker. The sound is full of crisp highs, mellow midranges and a deep solid non-boomy bass. Set it against the wall or a corner with the bass speaker facing the wall, and the sound is projected in a fantastic sounding manner.

The Micro-USB power input and auxiliary 3.5mm input are hidden under a tight waterproof rubber flap. The outgoing USB port is also hidden under a waterproof flap. The Power button and volume Up/Down are flush on one side. There is a double slotted space to place a lanyard if you want.

It also is strongly constructed. Made of all plastic, it is thick and light as well as waterproof. This is the kind of indoor or outdoor speaker that will survive anything. Pairing the Bluetooth only took seconds and with the sound volume from my iPhone turned all the way up and the volume on the speaker maxed out, there was no distortion. There was only a strong powerful sounding speaker. This product was received for an unbiased review and I love it.


MPOW Armor Bluetooth Portable Indoor/Outdoor Water-Resistant Shockproof Speaker - Retail Packaging - Black
MPOW Armor Bluetooth Portable Indoor/Outdoor Water-Resistant Shockproof Speaker - Retail Packaging - Black
Price: $39.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Sound - Solid Survivability, July 28, 2015
MPOW is noted for its rich sounding earbuds and Bluetooth speakers. This one does not disappoint. Measuring only 2” X 3” X 4” and weighing 7.8 ounces, it delivers great sound with strong survivability. On one side is the bass (5W) speaker and the other side is the 2” diameter treble/midrange speaker. The sound is full of crisp highs, mellow midranges and a deep solid non-boomy bass. Set it against the wall or a corner with the bass speaker facing the wall, and the sound is projected in a fantastic sounding manner.

The Micro-USB power input and auxiliary 3.5mm input are hidden under a tight waterproof rubber flap. The outgoing USB port is also hidden under a waterproof flap. The Power button and volume Up/Down are flush on one side. There is a double slotted space to place a lanyard if you want.

It also is strongly constructed. Made of all plastic, it is thick and light as well as waterproof. This is the kind of indoor or outdoor speaker that will survive anything. Pairing the Bluetooth only took seconds and with the sound volume from my iPhone turned all the way up and the volume on the speaker maxed out, there was no distortion. There was only a strong powerful sounding speaker. This product was received for an unbiased review and I love it.


Omega-3 Supreme Fish Oil 1400 mg For Brain and Heart Health. MSC Certified +75% Omega-3s 1050 mg, 644/336, NON-GMO, NO Fish-Burps Improved Absorption | Molecular Distilled, Mercury/PCB/Toxin Free (180 ct)
Omega-3 Supreme Fish Oil 1400 mg For Brain and Heart Health. MSC Certified +75% Omega-3s 1050 mg, 644/336, NON-GMO, NO Fish-Burps Improved Absorption | Molecular Distilled, Mercury/PCB/Toxin Free (180 ct)
Offered by Life & Food
Price: $59.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highest EPA concentration, July 26, 2015
Most doctors say you should have at least 1200mg of EPA and 600mg of DHA. Something you buy in a CVS or Target won’t even come close if it is even listed on the bottle. This amount of Omega-3 fatty acids a day is for general health. Doctors still are debating whether Fish Oil is preferable for treating depression, but fish oil is preferred over vegetable products, especially for cardiovascular health and healthy joints. Google Omega-3 fatty acids and EPA and you’ll find a huge amount of great information.

This company supplied me with a test bottle of Pharmaceutical grade fish oil. To get 1400mg of EPA I need to take two pills a day (644mg of EPA X 2 = 1,288mg). I already know that the quality is high from the bottle label, but I do like that there are no ‘fish burps’ from this product. It is highly produced from Alaskan Pollock only. Pone bottle gives me about 90 days of product. That’s not bad for the price. It’s about thirty-one cents a day!


Hame H16 10000mah Portable Power Bank Compact External Battery iPhone Charger for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Air 2 Mini 3, Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4 Note 4 3, HTC One M9, Motorola, Nokia, Gopro, More Phones and Tablets(Gold,Silver)
Hame H16 10000mah Portable Power Bank Compact External Battery iPhone Charger for iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Air 2 Mini 3, Samsung Galaxy S6 S5 S4 Note 4 3, HTC One M9, Motorola, Nokia, Gopro, More Phones and Tablets(Gold,Silver)
Offered by HAME
Price: $19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compact & Huge Power! 11,000mAh - not 10,000Mah., July 25, 2015
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Measuring 1” X 2” X 3.5”, this is one of the most compact, high powered external batteries on the market. Sleek and sized to fit in a pocket or purse, it also comes with a lime-green rubber case holder for gripping. It’s so simple all it contain is a power cord to the micro-USB input, a USB out port for recharging devices (5V/2.0A) and a ½” button which shows the power level; four blue LED lights for 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%.
This battery will recharge in about 3-4 hours. It also will charge up your iPhone or other phone four to five times fully. An iPad or tablet would charge about three to four times. 11,000 mAh is a huge amount of power for an external battery of this size and the price is right in the ballpark of others. This is one of the better deals. Product supplied for an unbiased review.


M8 Amlogic S802 Quad Core Cortex A9 2.0GHz Bluetooth 2.4G/5G Dual Wifi XBMC Streaming Player 4K Hdmi Android 4.4 KitKat OS TV Box with Tronsmart RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
M8 Amlogic S802 Quad Core Cortex A9 2.0GHz Bluetooth 2.4G/5G Dual Wifi XBMC Streaming Player 4K Hdmi Android 4.4 KitKat OS TV Box with Tronsmart RJ45 Ethernet Adapter
Offered by Linkcool
Price: $63.00
14 used & new from $59.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Set Up & Useage, July 25, 2015
I like how easy this is to set up. It comes with an HDMI cable, AC plug and good clear instructions. The remote runs on 2 (AA) batteries (not included) and is small. It only took about a minute or so to completely power up. I connected this via Wi-Fi without any trouble.
Just like my Sony Blu-ray player you can use the remote to enter commands or text, but it is tedious. I use a Bluetooth keyboard to make it so much easier. With that and the infrared remote, I can cruise through the on-screen menu easily. I also use my Seagate Personal Cloud 3T for transferring movies and other large items.

Since my computer is in another room and I don’t like texting on my iPhone it is nice to be able to accomplish this on my M8 AM logic. YOUTUBE is great, along with Netflix, Facebook, Twitter, SKYPE and more. This is about the same kind of W-Fi- connectivity as my Sony Blu-ray player, but it is so much easier to navigate and the options are far better. My Sony is a real pain to maneuver through the menu but the M8 AM logic makes it all easier. For this price, it’s a no-brainer which product is better. Product supplied for review.


5x Magnifying Glass Stamp Coin Magnifier Opti Tool 2"
5x Magnifying Glass Stamp Coin Magnifier Opti Tool 2"
Offered by FindingKing
Price: $5.00
3 used & new from $0.01

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For Those Darn Tiny Instructions!, July 25, 2015
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There is only one reason I bought this little inexpensive magnifying glass. That is to read the instructions on electronics I buy. 9 out of 10 times, the print is SO small, I can’t read it. This glass helps tremendously with that. Keep in mind, that even those with perfect eyesight have trouble. Too many things are supposed to be intuitive without needing instructions. I’m not a genius, so I need them and this glass helps tremendously.


8oz Stainless Steel Hip Flask, Assorted Colors (Black)
8oz Stainless Steel Hip Flask, Assorted Colors (Black)
Offered by Shivam
Price: $7.74
4 used & new from $2.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars *Belch* - Barney From the Simpsons, July 23, 2015
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This is a great 8-ounce flask in stainless steel and black that fits in your back jeans pocket. It smooth with a screw on cap that is attached to an angled lever so you’ll never lose the cap. It’s nearly crush proof and provides just enough liquid space for your favorite beverage. It’s perfect for lunches, picnics or camping. Very well made and guaranteed. I’m really happy with this little guy.


GranVela [SOLOVE] Titan Series 20000mAh Double USB output High Capacity Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank Technology for or iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, PS Vita, Gopro, more Phones and Tablets--Green
GranVela [SOLOVE] Titan Series 20000mAh Double USB output High Capacity Portable Charger External Battery Power Bank Technology for or iPhone 6 Plus 5S 5C 5 4S, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy S5 S4 Note, Nexus, HTC, Motorola, Nokia, PS Vita, Gopro, more Phones and Tablets--Green
Offered by GranVela Co.,Ltd

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Power Length!, July 23, 2015
Killer Power! This external battery weighs just over one pound and measures a thin (1/2”) by 4.5’ X 6.5. It fits just about anywhere with it sleekness, particularly in a sleeve on a bag. It has two USB ports for double charging (1.0A and 2.1 A) and charges up in a matter of 4-5 hours. It comes with a felt sleeve to protect its finish and items next to it.

That’s not even the best part. This is great for travel especially on airplanes where juice runs out fast. This battery with its 20000mAh can charge your iPhone at least 8-9 times from scratch and an iPad about 4-5 times. The end display shows the percentage in red LED up to 100% so you know exactly how much power you have left. This will charge any device that has USB interface capabilities. I have seen a lot of batteries and I have yet to see one go over 20000mAh. This is power that will last and the price for it is a great investment. No more worries about running out of power on a trip or even around the house, car or camping.

One pound of metal sound like a lot, but what can you do with a light 3000mAh battery but top off a little power on your iPhone or other device? It comes in a very nice sleek box that makes a perfect gift. This is the one I am keeping for travel. It’s perfect and dependable. You can also charge and play you’re device at the same time. Product supplied for review.


Sony BDPS5200 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (2014 Model)
Sony BDPS5200 3D Blu-ray Disc Player with Wi-Fi (2014 Model)
Offered by Hot Deals Electronics
Price: $109.99
64 used & new from $36.98

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Poor Connectivity - Frustrating Setup, July 23, 2015
This was my first Sony Blu-ray player that I purchased. This Sony Blu-ray player has access to just about any outlet of entertainment that is available. It’s great to have an HDMI connection as well as a Wi-Fi. I wish I had my router closer to my Blu-ray player as I would do the direct HDMI connection over the Wi-Fi. It is probably my own household setup, but my system frequently craps out in the middle of a program (like, Netflix, YouTube or Amazon). I also have problems simply connecting to Wi-Fi.

However, all of this could be my own home. But there is one part of this system I really dislike. That is the setup portion. I understand that you need to put in your email, your router code and a password, but the way it is set up is extremely tedious and leaves no room for mistakes. The remote is the only way you can enter all this information and it takes forever and it is tiny. If you make a mistake going back/forth/up/down on character selection, you have to start over. The on screen keyboard setup can be maddening. I wish there was a way you could Wi-Fi or hard wire a keyboard to the system to make the setup easier.

Finally after a month of use, a CD got stuck in the drive. I returned it and got a replacement five weeks later. If your CD gets stuck, the trick is to hold the Power button and the Open button at the same time. That opens the tray. I wish I had known that before I took a knife to the tray to open it. But again, you get what you pay for. My next purchase will be a step up. It’s worth spending the money for less hassle.
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