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Mudder 3-in-1 Compliant Toiletry Bag, Household Essentials Cosmetic and Grooming Travel Bag, Cloth & PVC Material, Three Different Sizes, Transparent Design, Orange
Mudder 3-in-1 Compliant Toiletry Bag, Household Essentials Cosmetic and Grooming Travel Bag, Cloth & PVC Material, Three Different Sizes, Transparent Design, Orange
Offered by Mudder
Price: $16.99
2 used & new from $16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Organization I Need!, October 19, 2014
Travel is a drag nowadays and I am not well organized, so these `Travel Icons' are great. Not only do they fit anywhere in your luggage, but they are virtually liquid proof. How many mishaps of cabin pressure caused your toothpaste or deodorant to squeeze out onto your clothes?

The three compartments are made of PVC (poly vinyl chloride) and are colored except for the top being a clear plastic see-through. The zipper is hefty and over an inch long, so no worries about closing or opening these compartments.

Use one for toiletries, make-up, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, etc. Another can be used for prescriptions like daily medications and vitamins. The other can be used for electronics, such as, external batteries, cords, smartphones, a mouse and other accessories. I would not place important documents or money in these bags, as theft from a very few baggage handlers has been seen on the news.

Considering the price, size and truly - the convenience, this is a great bargain. Product supplied for review.


Nationite Recharge A3 13000mAh 3-port Portable External Battery Charger for USB Devices, Mobile Phone Power Pack, High Capacity Portable Battery Charger (Triple 5V, 1A & 2A USB Output) for Apple Iphone 5, Ipad Mini 2/1, Ipad 5/4, Iphone 4s, Ipad 3/2/1; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Ace, Note 3/2; HTC One, Sensation, Desire C S X, Wildfire S; Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10; Nokia Lumia 920 800 900 N8; Motorola Razr; Lg Optimus; Blackberry Z10; Sony Xperia Z (White)
Nationite Recharge A3 13000mAh 3-port Portable External Battery Charger for USB Devices, Mobile Phone Power Pack, High Capacity Portable Battery Charger (Triple 5V, 1A & 2A USB Output) for Apple Iphone 5, Ipad Mini 2/1, Ipad 5/4, Iphone 4s, Ipad 3/2/1; Samsung Galaxy S4, S3, S2, Ace, Note 3/2; HTC One, Sensation, Desire C S X, Wildfire S; Google Nexus 7, Nexus 10; Nokia Lumia 920 800 900 N8; Motorola Razr; Lg Optimus; Blackberry Z10; Sony Xperia Z (White)
Offered by MP4NATION
Price: $29.50

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent External Battery Choice, October 19, 2014
All you really need to know is that this external battery has 13000mAh and 3-port for charging other devices. This power bank is probably one of the best on the market right now for “price”, size and power. It's about 6” X 3” X 1” and weighs 10.4 ounces, so it’s not light on the weight, but heavy in the power.

This Power Bank will charge just about anything. It comes with a charger USB link for your computer, but whatever smartphone or tablet you own, you probably have the needed adapter. Also included is a nifty USB port with three attached chargers – one ‘lightning’, one 30-pin and the other a micro-USB. All stuck together on a 7-inch triple cord.

The power bank came fully charged and when depleted, took about 6.5 hours to fully charge. This amount of power will charge an iPhone about 8-9 times and an (my) iPad2 about 3.0 times. Since there are three charging ports allowing you to charge anything three times, your results are going to vary greatly. However, as far as amperage goes, it will charge one device by 3.1 Amps. Two ports brings it down to 2.1 and a third to 1.0 A. Regardless, it is a lot of power available. You can also plug it into the wall or your computer USB and charge three items through it at once.

On a double click of a nearly flush button, a white LED light shines which is helpful in dark situations. It is not powerful enough to affect your battery power mc, unless used for a long period of time. It sits on the top end right next to the charger micro power input.

The power level of the unit is indicated by four tiny bright blue LED lights representing 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% power. I prefer an LED that shows the actual percentage of power let, but this is fine.

It's great to have on a coast to coast plane trip. I never worry about having enough power. I also wait until the bank is down to 25% before I recharge it. For the price and the quality and length of battery power, this is one of the better power banks. Product received for review.


Lumsing® Portable Waterproof Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker Wireless Double-coil Speakers with Microphone Rechargeable Battery up to 8 Hours Playtime, Outdoor Sport Design Splash-proof & Shock-proof & Dust-proof Speaker -- Blue
Lumsing® Portable Waterproof Bluetooth 4.0 Speaker Wireless Double-coil Speakers with Microphone Rechargeable Battery up to 8 Hours Playtime, Outdoor Sport Design Splash-proof & Shock-proof & Dust-proof Speaker -- Blue
Offered by ATC LLC
Price: $69.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not A Bad Deal - Simple & Pleasant Sound, October 19, 2014
This is one of those uniquely designed Bluetooth speakers that are odd shaped, but are SO easy to work and are virtually indestructible. It even comes with a fold-out hook for carrying on your belt or pack.

The glossy manual is in many languages and is thick and easy to read. The kit also comes with the power cord and a double-ended 3.5mm male/male plug for exterior music sources.

The tiny blue light will show under the pairing signal on the device. Next to that are a tiny microphone hole and then a light showing when the battery is low. The cube is thick rubber/plastic and has a flap at the bass that when pulled out, reveals the 3.5mm female input and the micro-USB port for charging. The unit is highly water-resistant. Out in the rain I would have no worries – dropping it in the water might affect the speaker under the very thick metal screen, although it is claimed to be waterproof. I would not risk it, even in the shower.

But the sound is what matters. The highs are perfect, the mid-range very good and the bass is very good, although more detailed and smooth, rather than punchy or 'bassy '. It also acts as a speaker for in and out phone calls and the sound is just as good as your phone device (tiny microphone). The sound secret is the high 4-watts of power pushing a tightly designed speaker that is just under 2-inches in diameter (most are 2-5 watts).

Usage is great. On one side are four pressure points where you can increase the music, decrease the music, one for incoming phone calls and a pause/play button. All have tactile relief, so you don’t have to fumble if light is low.

It took about one hour to fully charge, but the sound (I'll update to see) should last up to eight (8) hours on medium sound levels. The price is okay for this size speaker, but considering its virtual indestructability and length of music play (depending on the volume), this is not a bad deal. It would make a great gift. Product supplied for review.


Brainwavz S5 In Ear Headphones
Brainwavz S5 In Ear Headphones
Offered by MP4NATION
Price: $99.50
2 used & new from $92.54

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Joy Of Great Sound!, October 19, 2014
If you have a pair of `earphones’ or ‘ear buds' that are not BRAINWAVZ, you can throw them away. This is probably the best designed set of `Earphones' I have experienced along with the ‘Brainwavz S1’. But I like this better for many reasons. The set is just extremely well designed in all aspects.

The sound is the selling point for any set of headphones, `earphones' or `ear buds', as far as I am concerned. The ear-buds are angled from the main port/body to insert easily and comfortably you’re your ears.

The Brainwavz is constructed like a mini-machine. The highs are crisp, the mid-range is solid and the bass is detailed and smooth. They are clear are not boomy or too loud. It’s just perfectly balanced. That comes from the unique construction. The earphones are constructed with full aluminum housing - no plastic. Add the very good voice coil and the acoustic filter and you have a monster of a well-made `earphone'.

Here are the basic Specifications:
*Robust strain relief (easy on your ears)
*Air Port (helps with sound especially bass)
*High Grade Aluminum housing (well-constructed)
*Neodymium Magnet (this provides the great bass sound)
*CCAW Voice Coil (perfect vocal ranges)
*Acoustic Filter (keeps distorted or errant noise from interfering with the real sound)

The Ear Tips:
*Ergonomically designed (comfy fit)
*Super-soft Memory Foam (just for you)
*Flexible Core (This will not wear down with use)

Oxygen Free Cable:
*Plastic Encasing (Oxygen can rust out and destroy the interior)
*Insulator
*Pure Copper OFC (copper is a fantastic sound conductor)

The construction of the rest of the set is perfect. The cables are round, not flat like the S1 earphones. But they are thicker than the cords you get with most ear buds (like iPods). They resist getting tangled and hold up to wear far much better than anything else. I still like the flat cords, however.

The 3.5mm male input for your music source is another strongly designed connection from your cable to the male input, making it easier to handle. It is gold-plated for the best sound carrying capacity. These also come with a solid, tight, zippered HARD carrying case which is perfect for travel. There are nine Ear tips to choose from.

The drivers are big – 10mm, providing great sound. The input power capability is 20mW, which is great for avoiding distortion. The cables are 4.27 feet long with a Y-Cord for separation. That’s a nice healthy length.

I encourage you to compare the quality, features and price of these `earphones' to other models. It's a bargain that is made to last. These are about double the price of the ‘Brainwavz S1’, but the quality is better. If you can test both, I’d encourage it. Product supplied for review.


Clorox Disinfecting ToiletWand Refills, 20 Count
Clorox Disinfecting ToiletWand Refills, 20 Count
Price: $8.48
16 used & new from $8.11

5.0 out of 5 stars A Job That Has To Be Done - A Bargain!, October 12, 2014
With the twenty pack (and the original wand from the kit) you can keep your toilet clean for 5-6 months. These reusable Toilet Wand Refills are inexpensive and the scrubbing works under the rim, in the deepest of the flusher and all around the bowl. The blue disinfectant lathers up and it makes it easy to clean. Amazon used UPS to deliver my set on a Sunday. A great bargain for a job that has to be done!


Walker Edison Soreno 3-Piece Corner Desk, Black with Black Glass
Walker Edison Soreno 3-Piece Corner Desk, Black with Black Glass
Offered by BSD Direct
Price: $138.00
5 used & new from $138.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elegant & Easy To Assemble, October 12, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
How many people have purchased a particle board nightmare, full of weird screws and hooks and can never be reassembled? Mine was like a Frankenstein monster after two moves. When I saw this metal and glass computer desk, I thought there must be something wrong with it - especially at a price lower than particle board.

It is all metal and glass. There is definitely not a problem with taking it apart and reassembling it if I had to, as it is put together with only long screws. Even if I did want to reassemble it, this would be a partial reassemble, as the piece really is just three major parts and three pieces of glass.

It took me about 90 minutes to put it together, because I read the great, easy to understand pictorial and verbal instructions. I took my time. The hard part was another two hours of putting my computer, printer, back-up drives, modems, speakers, phone tower, USB ports and other stuff with all the attached and wound up wires. THAT was tough.

The look is a lot sleeker in person than on this page and the black glass would look good anywhere. It is very sturdy, the glass is beveled and tempered, and the steel frame is powder coated black (that means you cannot scratch the paint off with a knife).
I must redo the slide out keyboard tray as it does not slide easily unless I hold the entire frame and tug it. It should slide in and out easily. However, the height is standard for the tray and I just leave it open until I can fix it.

Note that like most assemblies, you must pay careful attention to whether a piece in screwed in facing up or down. I had to redo a few of those, as there are suction cup holders that must face up and certain frames that face a certain way. The computer tower tray has four screw on pads which is pointless on a rug but might help on a hard surface with scratching. Its not very big - about half the length of my computer tower, but its a good idea for hardwood floors. I am extremely happy with this purchase and it took me about an hour of searching before I found a simple, elegant desk that I really wanted to buy.


NOCO Genius Boost GB30 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter
NOCO Genius Boost GB30 12V UltraSafe Lithium Jump Starter
Offered by Phat Performance Parts
Price: $129.95
4 used & new from $129.95

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GENIUS Is Right - This Device Has It All!, October 9, 2014
Vine Customer Review of Free Product (What's this?)
Although there is no mention of how many mAh there are, I am guessing around 12,000 mAh as like other chargers, it will start your battery up to 20 charges. There are some nice differences than other chargers however. There is a power button on the side that when pressed will tell you whether there is 25%, 50%, 75% or 100% charge in the battery. Some batteries don't give you any idea how much power is left. Mine came with 25% and I charged it overnight, but I suspect 3-4 hours is all it really needs. It also will hold a charge for a very long time. This can be easily checked.

There is an enclosed charger cord which can be used to charge from a laptop, another battery, your own car port charger or better - in your wall socket with the appropriate USB adapter.

No long clamps and thick wires are involved and no worries about sparks or electrical problems. It is safely made so that it will never spark. A green flashing light shows up if you have it connected incorrectly. That is hard to do as the compact but strong clamps are red and black making it easy to charge your dead battery.

There is also a very bright LED flashlight with seven different modes for not just looking in dark areas, but for safety, such as SOS, blinking and emergency modes. It easily fits in your glove compartment or in a side door. You can also use it to charge your Smartphone or other such device. It also charges most types of batteries such as boats, motorcycles, etc.

The look is strong and the construction is hefty and water-resistant with thick flaps for the USB ports. This is well worth the money considering the safety features and the many uses. It's about time these types of charges came on the market at a reasonable price.


Set of 2 - ZICOME Silicone Sphere Ice Ball Mold Tray Maker - ★8 Ice Balls★ - Flexible Round Silicone Mold for Easy Removal of Ice Balls - Large Round Ice Melts Slower - By Simple and Healthy Home Creations
Set of 2 - ZICOME Silicone Sphere Ice Ball Mold Tray Maker - ★8 Ice Balls★ - Flexible Round Silicone Mold for Easy Removal of Ice Balls - Large Round Ice Melts Slower - By Simple and Healthy Home Creations
Offered by ECommerce Kings
Price: $11.98
3 used & new from $6.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eight Balls Make For Plenty Of Icy Drinks!, October 7, 2014
These four-at-a-time Ice Ball makers are the perfect gift, stocking stuffer or just plain ice cube maker for any drink. Made of BPA-free silicone; simply snap two halves together, fill them to the 1-1/2" wide line at the top (they expand when frozen) and freeze. When done, place them in any glass. These look great in scotch glasses. Also, freeze fruit juices like orange juice and cranberry juice to mix with Vodka (might be a strong drink!).

The best part about these is that they are easily washable, very pliable and safe to freeze anything in. One of the greatest advantages (besides having one cube in a glass) is that they cut down on the actual ice surface area, so your ice will not melt as fast as regular cubes or freezer manufacturer slices of ice.

For the price, these are something that will be in yours or someone's refrigerator all the time. Another thought is making several round cubes before a party and placing them in a bowl in the refrigerator. Everyone gets a chance at ice-balling their drinks. With four balls, you can easily satisfy a small group of people. This is a fun product. But the best part is that this 4-ball maker is half the price of most 2-ball makers. Sample provided by manufacturer for an honest review.


Mythology Tour Live 2014 Bee Gees
Mythology Tour Live 2014 Bee Gees

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Bootleg - Guilty Pleasure, October 6, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Ok, yes, this is a sort-of-bootleg out of Japan. Amazon.com no longer sells it for that reason. In fact, you can see the `limit line' of the recording on the silver side of the CD. There are no liner notes other than the list of the twelve band members. The cardboard sleeve is on the cheap side.

Having been to many of the shows, I feel obligated to tell fans what they are and are not missing. The sound quality is fairly good, in that you can hear all the instruments, the vocals are pushed to the front and the bass and drums are fairly well balanced, but not perfect. Listening to those YOUTUBE videos makes this sound like heaven. The songs do not meld seamlessly into each other, but there is a minor pause. Yes, it seems like the bootlegs are going to be out on this concert series. There is a minimal amount of talking from Barry expect in particularity special points. And he does thank the ladies who helped him with the fans on all the tours. You know who you are.

Do I feel bad for buying this? No. I do realize that no one who took part of this fantastic recording will make a penny from the sales. Not that the Gibb family isn't mega-rich, but it's the point of bootlegs. Some fans have to all it all. I am one of them, but I will NOT buy a crappy bootleg just to have it.

For a little bit of history, I was lucky as hell to be able to see three of the UK concerts (Dublin, Manchester and London). I am still paying off those bills. I think the USA tour was a little better. Here is a list of the songs on this recording:

Disc One: Jive Talkin'/You Should Be Dancing/Lonely Days/Our Love (Don't Throw It All Away/To Love Somebody/How Can You Mend A Broken Heart?/Stayin' Alive/How Deep Is Your Love?/On Time/I've Gotta Get A Message To You/In The Morning/New York Mining Disaster 1941/Run To Me/ I'm On Fire/ Spirits (Having Flown). Technicolor Dreams was not included here.

Disc Two: You Win Again/With The Sun In My Eyes/I Started A Joke/Spicks And Specks/One/Islands In The Stream/Guilty/Woman In Love/Nights On Broadway/Night Fever-More Than A Woman/Grease/Immortality/Words/Tragedy/Massachusetts.

Songs from the Australian concert that were not played:

First Of May/The Long And Winding Road/Kilburn Towers/Playdown/If I Can't Have You/Ordinary Lives.

Songs from the United Kingdom concerts that were not played:

First Of May/Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You/Chain Reaction/Too Much Heaven/Fight The Good Fight/If I Can't Have You/ Ordinary Lives.

And, Samantha Gibb shines and Stephen Gibb belts it out like a true rock star.


Packing Cubes for Travel*3Pc Nylon & Mesh Bag Set*Organize Luggage*Simple Being
Packing Cubes for Travel*3Pc Nylon & Mesh Bag Set*Organize Luggage*Simple Being
Offered by Simple Being
Price: $38.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple & Convenient - Great Price!, October 6, 2014
This is one of the best inventions for people who do or don't have trouble packing properly. I'm one who hates to pack. At the end of my trip, my luggage is just a mixed bag of dirty and rumpled clothing. I am sure TSA thinks I am a slob.

These three bags all pack to good 3-inches thick. I've used them to separate shirts and pants, casual and formal and socks/underwear. I've also used the largest one for stuffing with dirty clothes for my return trip. They also weigh almost nothing so you won't have to worry about that weight limit airlines impose.

The bags are made of nylon and mesh, so things are visible. The bags are thin, but made very well with double zippers, which don't seem to be cheaply made. I just pack the three bags and place them in my luggage bag. Each bag also has a handle, so it can be used for other uses like a carry-all or hung to dry when washed. Anything that is too large to fit or is something I want readily available is just placed alongside everything else in my luggage bag. It's a great way to stay organized. The price is great for the convenience. This product supplied for a fair and honest review.
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