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Five Star Wirebound Notebook, 5-Subject, 200 College-Ruled Sheets, 11 x 8.5 Inch Sheet Size, Teal (72458)
Five Star Wirebound Notebook, 5-Subject, 200 College-Ruled Sheets, 11 x 8.5 Inch Sheet Size, Teal (72458)
Offered by 911 DRUGSTORE
Price: $21.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Durable Notebook with thoughtful features, July 24, 2014
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Five Star's notebook offers a few but very convenient advantages over other notebooks. The one thing you will notice in comparison to other notebooks is that the inside pockets are big enough to hold printer sized paper. Other notebooks can hold lined sheets just fine, but printer sized papers will have to be folded. The notebook also does have a little higher quality paper that reduces the ink bleed of very free flowing pens or fountain pens. You might not notice a huge difference, but the less ink bleed, the better.
Five Star have also reinforced the pockets and used a plastic cover. Both of these won't seem very useful at first, but prolonged use of notebooks usually result in torn pockets and bent corners, which will not happen as much with this notebook.
This is one school commodity where you can afford the best and not regret it.


Generic Apple iPhone 4/4S Internal replacement Li-ion Polymer Battery 120v with 7 Piece Tool Kit 1430mAh
Generic Apple iPhone 4/4S Internal replacement Li-ion Polymer Battery 120v with 7 Piece Tool Kit 1430mAh
Offered by Cellular ER
Price: $4.60
23 used & new from $0.81

5.0 out of 5 stars Writing on cover said Apple, June 17, 2014
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Got the full kit and all the tools fit, both the pentalobe and the Philips screwdivers. The plastic cover on the battery said made for Apple and was dated 2012. Battery came almost fully discharged. After the first charge I lost about 10% in 24 hours of standby and light usage. Whole process is pretty painless except for the grounding tab on the battery connector. You will probably need tweezers to position it back in place over the upper retaining screw hole before anchoring the battery connector down. Mine shipped from US supplier.


Nutrience Original Adult Medium Breed Dog Food, 18-Pounds, Chicken Meal with Brown Rice Recipe
Nutrience Original Adult Medium Breed Dog Food, 18-Pounds, Chicken Meal with Brown Rice Recipe
Price: $27.99

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Taste test included Good value and nutrition See user image, June 12, 2014
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I ordered the Nutrience dogfood based on its wholesome ingredients including no wheat or soy by-products, artificial color, flavors or preservatives. Then there was the added omega-3, omega-6 glucosamine and chondroitin which can help support healthy joints. All this sounded really good- but also important- how will my dog like it? For this I decided to do an unofficial, unblinded taste test. On 1/2 of the plate was the Nutrience, on the other half the competitor. Which would the dog be drawn to ? Drumroll.... The plate was placed directly in front of her. She approached the plate and went to the Nutrience side, ate all of it first, then ate the other food. This was repeated the following day, with the foods placed on the opposite side they were placed on the day before. Again she went to the side that had the Nutrience, ate it all, then ate the other food (also a premium dog food). Coincidence? Maybe,...or maybe for whatever reason she just likes it better. My user image shows the nutritional label


Belkin QODE Slim Style Keyboard and Case for iPad Air (Purple)
Belkin QODE Slim Style Keyboard and Case for iPad Air (Purple)
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13 used & new from $20.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok, but consider alternatives., May 26, 2014
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The Belkin Slim Style keyboard is a step below their Ultimate keyboard case. On the low cost side I would rather go with the Fintie Ipad Air keyboard Fintie iPad Air Keyboard Case - Ultra Thin Folio Key Removable Bluetooth Keyboard Case Cover for iPad Air 5 (5th Generation) - Purple, while on the upside I would stick with the Belkin Ultimate keyboard case Belkin QODE Ultimate Wireless Keyboard and Case for iPad Air (Black). Personally I am sticking with a separate keyboard (the Apple aluminum wireless Apple Wireless Keyboard MC184LL/B) and a separate smart hard case. This is a matter of personal taste, so please make sure that you actually try your Ipad in a keyboard case. The up, down, left, right scroll keys do not really scroll unless you turn on Voice Over in settings, but that is a limitation of IOS, not of this keyboard. Also Belkin's website warns against some possible lockups when using the keyboard with IOS 7+ (but all IP Air are 7.0+?), I did not experience any lock ups. They also say that the Search button no longer works. It worked just fine for me. I am enclosing a couple of user images to illustrate the keyboard layout and the curved back mentioned below. The actual function keys are not the same as pictured in product description.

Here are the consideration when deciding on the Slim Style Cover.

Pluses: The rubberized plastic, pleather, finish feels quite nice to the touch and when closed it feels quite solid.
When closed, the Ipad retaining "ears" hold the keys away from the screen, on the other hand this makes this case slightly thicker than the Ultimate case (even though the specs say 0.9 thick for both). I tried quite hard to shake the Ipad out of these straps, but they worked quite well.
Bluetooth pairing was very easy. Although there is a dedicated pairing key, all I had to do was turn the keyboard on, and the Ipad showed a new bluetooth device in settings. Click on pair there and that was all there was.
The key action feels quite nice, I found it similar to the Apple wireless keyboard.
Available in more colors vs Ultimate.

Minuses: The micro usb charging slot is located against the back. This makes it impossible to use any charging cable, you have to use the very slim supplied Belkin cable only.
The battery life is only 60 hours vs 160 for the ultimate
There is absolutely no user manual for the non standard additional function keys. See photo. What in the world is the flower key above the "6"?
The hinge is very floppy, using the Ipad in a tablet format with the keyboard behind the back does not feel comfortable.
The cover is not smart, opening it (power switch on or off) does not turn on the Ipad, and closing the cover does not turn off the Ipad. Turning the keyboard on while open does open up the Ipad last used screen. There is a dedicated sleep and wake button on the keyboard.
The base with the keyboard definitively curves up on the sides. This makes the keyboard rock slightly when typing on a flat surface. Not a deal breaker, but it does not feel solid.

Overall the slim style cover does what it sets out to do. There are nicer solutions out there though. And if you use the pad as a touch device mostly and only occasionally do a lot of typing, consider a separate keyboard altogether.


1,001 CCNA Routing and Switching Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice) (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
1,001 CCNA Routing and Switching Practice Questions For Dummies (+ Free Online Practice) (For Dummies (Computer/Tech))
by Glen E. Clarke
Edition: Paperback
Price: $28.62
35 used & new from $21.56

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good, but only as a supplement, May 16, 2014
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This book is not meant to be used as your only guide or first learning resource for the CCNA. It offers very short explanations for the questions asked, so the book alone cannot be used as a replacement to a training course. However, if you have already taken a training course or are somewhat familiar with routing and switching, this book can be an excellent refresher and reference.

The questions are also asked in the same format (e.g. choose multiple correct answers for a question) that is used for the actual CCNA exams, so you already know what the questions on the exam will be like. The author suggests taking the two smaller exams and sectioned the book into two parts, one for each exam.

You are also given a one year subscription to access practice questions online, making studying easy wherever you are.

Using this guide in combination with a training course and Cisco equipment (or a simulator) will give a solid foundation for the CCNA and a good understanding of how to set up and configure a network.
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Fresh 'n Clean Flea and Tick Conditioning Shampoo for Dogs and Cats, Fresh Scent
Fresh 'n Clean Flea and Tick Conditioning Shampoo for Dogs and Cats, Fresh Scent
Price: $54.45

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pyrethrin based economical flea shampoo, May 7, 2014
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Dog flea shampoos generally contain one of the following active ingredients: Pyrethrin, or Permethrin (synthetic Pyrethrin) Limonene (Foster and Smith website has a good article describing them). Sprays and collars may contain Fipronyl or Imidacloprid, or similar.

When searching for a flea shampoo you can start with the Pyrethrin ones as this is a naturally derived substance from chrysantenum flowers, and they have a long record for safety. This one of those products. Previously I used Adams d Limonene shampoo Adams d-Limonene Flea & Tick Shampoo, 12-ounce, also naturally based, but it seems to have lost its effectiveness after a few good years.

Once you choose the active ingredient, check the concentration (I have seen pyrethrins at .045% to .15%, this one is .05%) and the scent. To be effective follow directions in starting at the head (so the fleas don't run and hide in the ears), finish with foot pads, and leave on for 5 minutes.

The Fresh `n Clean, especially in the gallon size, is an economical shampoo to use weekly (maximum recommended frequency). The scent is very subtle, to me it's the least scented shampoo I have used. I would describe it as "fresh linen" like air sprays with some lanolin and soap bubble solution thrown in. It lathers well, maybe even better than average (at the recommended 1.5 tablespoon per 5 pounds of pet). The dog liked just fine and appears not to scratch as much as before, and I have not found any more fleas after two weekly applications.

For a comprehensive flea treatment also consider your yard and carpets and keep the safety of your pet in mind.


House of Marley EM-JA006-MI Get Together Portable Bluetooth Audio System
House of Marley EM-JA006-MI Get Together Portable Bluetooth Audio System
Price: $199.00
8 used & new from $199.00

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid, beautiful, convenient, but placement is critical see details and pictures., April 23, 2014
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Initial Impressions: There is much to like about the Marley Get Together speaker. It feels solid, the bamboo half inch thick front baffle with laser etched logo screams class. The controls are minimalistic, four buttons and a light, yet they are intuitive. Push power, push pair button, connect on your device. While the 3.5" drivers are exposed, with the beveled opening the whole assembly looks like a piece of art. Possibly a 1" mesh black grid wire may have complemented the baffle and protected the drivers, but that is subjective. I like it the way it is. The controls are dependent on what device you hook it up to, with what version of bluetooth. With a LG phone and Ipad Air, both the device and the speaker volume controls work. With a 2nd gen Ipod Touch and a Sony Android media player only the volume controls on the speaker worked (hence a small remote control would be useful).

Performance: The speaker has an internal battery, good for up to 8 hours when charged. It did not come charged, so the tests were done using the supplied power adapter. By the way the speaker has a USB port for charging the music device. As mentioned in the manual, it may not supply enough power to fully charge the device. The Ipod Touch was fully happy and showed charging, while the Ipad showed Not charging, but was, just very slowly. I did note some drop in volume when switching from power supply to the battery.

When I initially played some music the first impression was wow, this is loud. The second impression was that while there was much apparent bass, it was somewhat boomy. The highs were brilliant, and the midrange somewhat restrained. This bothered me as this did not fit in with the overall quality of the speaker. I wound up experimenting with various placements of the speaker and with plugging the rear bass reflex port with poly fiber pillow stuffing (an old loudspeaker builders trick). I am enclosing a photo of what I did, and a test plot of why I did it. Basically if you place the speaker as supplied less than 12" from a wall, you get two strong frequency peaks, one at 130 Hz and one at 210 Hz, and so the speaker sounds boomy. When placed away from the wall, with the port "stuffed", the peaks are mostly tamed. You will not get deep bass, these are after all only 3.5" drivers, I would call it fairly decent response from 90Hz to 19,500Hz. I actually got the best sound when I used these speakers outdoors, where also I was surprised that the bluetooth range was out to 50ft.

In summary: Great looking speaker, which when placed correctly and modified slightly, gives very creditable performance for its small size.


AmazonBasics AA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (4-Pack) Pre-charged
AmazonBasics AA High-Capacity Rechargeable Batteries (4-Pack) Pre-charged
Price: $12.99

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THE battery of choice for electronics, similar to Eneloop XX, April 22, 2014
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THE battery of choice for electronics, similar to Eneloop XX

The precharged (sometimes called hybrid) NiMh (NOT simple conventional NiMh) batteries are about the best alternative to Lithium AA batteries for electronic devices such as digital cameras. These Amazon Basics are similar to the Eneloop XX high capacity cells at a lower cost eneloop XX 2500mAh Typical / 2400 mAh Minimum, High Capacity, 4 Pack AA Ni-MH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries. My tests show (see picture - using La Crosse BC9009 smart charger) that they can last up to 75 minutes or 27% longer in digital cameras compared to the older generation 2000 mAh Amazon Basic Precharged and Eneloop 2000 mAh batteries. An excellent deal.

In depth explanation: The reason is that despite the high capacity claims of the NON precharged variety NiMh batteries, they self discharge, and even when they are used right after a charge, they tend to loose voltage more rapidly. With smart electronic devices, they will shut off when the voltage drops below a certain predetermined level (this has been between 1.15 and 1.20 volts in my experience). As a result a higher capacity conventional NiMh battery may give a dead signal quicker than a hybrid/pre charged NiMh battery with a lower rated capacity. You can see this on my picture where the highest rated capacity 2600mAh La Crosse battery was the first to drop below the cutoff point in my test. True it would have lasted the longest in a flashlight (when freshly charged), but not in an electronic device. The precharged cells are now in a third generation where you can choose very high capacities, or up to 1800 recharge cycles. These Amazon cells are the high capacity, and lower 500 recharge cycles rating. The graph is Lacrosse conventional 2600 mAh, Duracell precharged 2000mAh, Eneloop precharged second gen 2000 mAh, Amazon second gen precharged 2000 mAh, and the current Amazon Basics 3rd gen 2400min 2500 mAh rated precharged batteries (Top light blue plot). The capacity as reported by the La Crosse 9009 after two conditioning discharge cycles was 2585 mAh.

Note: Test results back up in user images
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Bose SoundTrue Headphones On-Ear Style, Purple/Mint
Bose SoundTrue Headphones On-Ear Style, Purple/Mint
Price: $149.95
19 used & new from $128.98

6 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very balanced sound, insanely long cord, chill colors., April 21, 2014
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Very balanced sound, insanely long cord, chill colors. These disappear on the head after about 5 minutes - they are that comfortable. Much more full sound and more bass than Sennheiser HD 219s Sennheiser HD 219 S Headphones with Integrated Microphone for Smartphones, Black(similar size and weight), but not quite as "dazzling and luscious" as the Aurvana 2 (around the ear and much larger) Creative Aurvana Live! 2 Headset with 40mm Drivers and In-Line Mic (Black). MUCH better clarity than Sony ZX300 (economy, similar style and fairly highly rated) Sony MDRZX300/BLK Stereo Headphones. The removable audio cord is micro plug on the headphone side and mini on the device side (similar to the Aurvana 2) Frankly these have an amazing amount of bass for over/on top of the ear headphones. I would say that for neutral studio sound they are dethroning my RP-DH1250-S Technics headphones Panasonic RP-DH1250-S Technics Pro DJ Headphone. The construction is lightweight, but very solid. Metal screws, hinges, and stainless steel abound. Very easy to quickly fold into the included semi hard case.

In summary VERY comfortable for long listening sessions, and hard to beat for flat un-emphasized frequency response

I also want to mention a couple of songs that helped me out in critical evaluation. Please use bitrates greater than 160kbps when listening to MP3. Common 128Kbps rates cut out the highs much too early starting at 14,000Hz.

Sarah Brightman - Phantom of the opera. Incredible low end organ opening and clear soprano vocals allow you to judge both bass and treble,.....as well how well the headphones handle clarity. You don't want the lows to muddy up the highs. Andrew Lloyd Webber Collection

Aaron Neville - Feels like rain. Incredibly well recorded track useful for judging stage presence. Also at 1:50 to 2:00 listen for an incredible tenor on backing vocals saying "feels like rain". A good set of headphones should clearly bring this out of the background and the low timbre should give you goosebumps. Warm Your Heart
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Lexar High-Performance microSDHC 633x 32GB UHS-I Flash Memory Card LSDMI32GBBNL633R
Lexar High-Performance microSDHC 633x 32GB UHS-I Flash Memory Card LSDMI32GBBNL633R
Price: $29.95
28 used & new from $27.57

17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fastest card I have, super compatible, works even with adapters, see photos, April 21, 2014
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Fastest card I have, super compatible, works even with adapters, see tests

PERFORMANCE: This 633X card is rated at 95MB/sec read speed, class 10. And it pretty much delivers on that promise, Using CrystalDiskMark 3 and the supplied USB3 adapter I measured 85 MB/sec. Lexar does admit that "write speeds will be lower", and indeed they were at 41 MB/sec. For comparison a Sandisk Ultra class 10 card I have SanDisk Ultra 16 GB MicroSDHC Class 10 UHS-1 Memory Card with Adapter (SDSDQU-016G-AFFP-A) tested 44MB read and 11MB write in that same USB3 adapter. The Lexar was about twice as fast as Sandisk Ultra. Note that both cards drop dramatically in speed when used in a USB2 adapter. When used in a USB2 reader they were both very similar at 10MB/sec write and 17MB/sec read speeds. So it may be device that you will be using it in that will be the limiting factor rather than the brand of card. Certainly once you record a huge video file on this card, I would use the supplied USB3 adapter to transfer it to the computer, as you may save over three minutes in download time alone.

COMPATIBILITY: I used the card in a GoPro 3+ Silver at 1080p 60 fps without any glitches or problems. No errors, no freeze ups. Since I also had a SD card adapter I inserted the Lexar into it, and the whole setup went inside a Fuji XP camera. (see photo) I was not sure it would work, but it did just fine. So with this one micro SDHC card, you can use it in phones, video devices and older cameras that use full size SD cards as well.

BONUS: The supplied micro SD USB3 reader works perfectly with other micro cards such as the Sandisk Ultra class 10 card, more than doubling its read to computer speed, and also with an older Kingston class 4 micro SDHC card, also increasing its read to computer speed by 50%.


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