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Fintie iPad Air Case - SmartShell Case for Apple iPad Air (iPad 5) 2013 Model, Ultra Slim Lightweight Stand (with Smart Cover Auto Wake / Sleep), Black
Fintie iPad Air Case - SmartShell Case for Apple iPad Air (iPad 5) 2013 Model, Ultra Slim Lightweight Stand (with Smart Cover Auto Wake / Sleep), Black
Offered by Fintie
Price: $8.99
8 used & new from $7.72

4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing for what you pay, and very good no matter what the price., February 27, 2015
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Not as great as I thought (fake texture and cardboard feel), but very good nonetheless. The construction does seem to contain only a cardboard stiffener inside the faux textured leatherette plastic cover. The back is hard plastic with a similar faux leather insert. The auto on off function works perfectly. I am amazed that much more expensive covers do not all have this feature. The cover is very hard to remove without tools. I accidentally put it on backwards. Nails are not very helpful to pry it back off, but a business card slid all the way around works very well. All the button and speaker openings are aligned exactly. All in all I am still amazed at what you get for the money.


BACtrack Trace Professional Breathalyzer Portable Breath Alcohol Tester
BACtrack Trace Professional Breathalyzer Portable Breath Alcohol Tester
Price: $103.66
2 used & new from $99.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BACtrac keychain vs BACtrac pro comparison long review., February 27, 2015
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Whether checking your own blood alcohol level or making sure that your guests know their limits, there are times when having a BAC devices are worthwhile. There are websites like celtickane that will let you input body weight, volume and type of drinks consumed, and elapsed time, then calculate the blood alcohol content. These are what I used to check the calibration.
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The small portable BAC keychain model has been very well received by consumer test agencies, and was the first unit I purchased. It has a single AAA battery, 13 sec countdown times from power up, fold away sample tube (with removable covers if you want), audible prompts, and an instant display of BAC. However it only has two digits, ie .08. It seems to be not very sensitive to volume of air you blow thru it, it will tolerate high and low velocity fairly well, but will complain with a FL (flow error) display if you do not blow at all.

The larger new Pro Model says its police grade accuracy and that it meets DOT standards. To start, ignore the assembly manual part which states “be careful when inserting the mouth tube, it only goes in a few centimeters”. In actuality it only goes in a few millimeters, but the ridge on the mouth piece seems to indicate it should go in up to the ridge, which would be a few centimeters. Nope, the ridge and the instructions have nothing to do with the insertion length. It only goes in about 1/8”. See photo.

It is powered by supplied two AAA batteries, also has a 13 sec countdown timer. When you turn it on, the entire mouth tube glows an electric blue However after you are done blowing, you hear some sort of an internal device closing shut, and you wait about 20 seconds for a display to show up. The results are in three decimal format, ie .083. The results are stored in 10 memory slots. It also comes with a storage pouch and several removable reusable tips see photos

Based on calculated BAC, both models were within .01 point of theoretical and each other. Initially the keychain unit was reading slightly high (.007 est), and after 30 minutes of consumption (you should not test within 20min of drinking) it was reading .001 low when compared to the Pro model. One advantage of the Pro model triple digits is that as you continue testing, you can see the BAC first climb up, then go down as the alcohol is metabolized. The keychain model does not allow you to see the initial swings due to its limited resolution

Both models come with excellent guides to BAC and its effects and proper testing. Both will let you get a good idea of BAC vs how you feel. The Pro model definitively seems to be more accurate, the 30 min results matched the theoretical calculations to .001, or exactly the same. You should be very happy with either model.
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Miele Compact C2 Onyx Canister Vacuum, Obsidian Black
Miele Compact C2 Onyx Canister Vacuum, Obsidian Black
Price: $499.00
12 used & new from $499.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great performance with light weight, especially on wood floors, February 26, 2015
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The vacuum cleaner was very easy to assemble, which a good thing. Because some of attached assembly instructions were for a different/older? model. There were a total of three instruction booklets between all of which you can figure everything out though. The machine has very nice construction which is immediately apparent on the brushed nickel multi, multi adjustable inlet wand. There are quality details all throughout; from multiple stowage points, to a tapered self retracting power plug (keeps it from slamming too hard against the stop), to snaps holding the bags (non reusable) and a latch which holds the bag compartment open while you swap the bags.
The accessory holder slot on the top of the wand (one of several possible mounts) is very tight. I had difficulty removing it once installed and moved it to the bottom of the wand.
The vacuum is very quiet, and has a pleasant turbine like sound when running. The motor actually changes speed when you go from the minimum to the maximum setting. (It varied from 60 to 71 dbA, min to max noise level at 3 ft, which is VERY quiet).
The alternating high/low bristle wood floor nozzle (see pictures) worked extremely well. Unlike my upright with always rotating brush, it picked up all of the dust immediately without blowing it all over the place.
The vacuum/air powered rotary carpet nozzle worked acceptably well despite not having an electric motor built in. I do suggest periodically manually cleaning off any long hairs which tend to wrap around the roller and may slow it down. That it picked up all of the pet hairs is a good testimonial though.

All in all with the light weight, low noise, and very good performance this is as much joy to use as vacuuming can be.
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Kirkland  Minoxidil 5% Extra Strength Hair Regrowth for Men, 6 Month Supply
Kirkland Minoxidil 5% Extra Strength Hair Regrowth for Men, 6 Month Supply
Offered by Premium Convenience
Price: $29.00
36 used & new from $19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars This Mindoxidil appears to be genuine and fresh through 08 2016, February 23, 2015
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It is what it is. Hopefully you already know what Minoxidil is. While it may not regrow hair for all, if most probably will slow down the loss of hair for most At least on the vertex, top, of the head, the only location for which it is advertised to work. That is my experience. The local Costco quit selling the liquid a while back in favor of the foam. Based on many testimonials and tests the foam is easier to use, but not as effective, and definitively has to be used twice a day. The liquid has a reputation for lasting 24 hours. It does appear that this supplier has a source of fresh Kirkland labelled Minoxidil. The box appears to be exactly like the one I got at Costco previously. As purchased in February 2015, the expiration date embossed on the bottom of the package says 08 2016.


SE 8436MVC 3" Universal Table Vise
SE 8436MVC 3" Universal Table Vise
Offered by Juvolicious
Price: $22.01
14 used & new from $12.66

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great vice, well designed jaws and clamp, February 23, 2015
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Excellent vice for small projects that you want to do in the house. This vice is a perfect complement for a small vacuum vice I used on a smooth table top. I had a small metal vice, but unfortunately the clamp opening was only 1”, and would not open wide enough to grip the table edge. With a healthy 2” opening, and a removable bottom clamp (see photo) this vice addressed that problem. Another pleasant surprise is that one of the jaws has a small Vee groove cut horizontally and vertically into its face. This allows you to grip round objects without having the try to roll within the jaws. As supplied the jaws are protected by snap on rubber covers which keep the jaws from marring delicate surfaces. These protectors as you can see in the photos have a rubber tab in the back to hold them securely on the jaws, they did not slip off accidentally at all. The head rotates 360 degrees and pivots down at 45 degrees all the way around. There is a notch in the base that will allow the head to pivot all the way to 90 degrees (perpendicular to the table edge), but will not rotate in that position. Construction is cast aluminum jaws and base, chrome plated steel tightening screws, plastic bottom tightening know, and rubber protective covers on the jaws and top of the table clamp. All in all an excellent mid size home hobby vice.
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iMeshbean® New Pen Type Digital LCD Screen ATC PH Meter & Digital TDS Meter Water Tester USA
iMeshbean® New Pen Type Digital LCD Screen ATC PH Meter & Digital TDS Meter Water Tester USA
Offered by Newgate--Ships from CA
Price: $22.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly accurate, confirms expected readings with home made tests., February 23, 2015
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Both instruments while not constructed with the greatest quality materials, appear to do the job quite well. The TDS meter checked out distilled purified water at 2 ppm, my tap water at 141 ppm and coffee at 900ppm with the X10 indicator flashing for a 9000 ppm actual reading. All are values well within the expected for those fluids.There is a calibration hole in the back with a visible screw, but I did not adjust it as I was satisfied with the readings. This meter comes with a velcro closure vinyl pocket protector style holder.

The pH meter comes in a nice translucent hard plastic case. Included are 6.86 4.0 pH buffer solution powders that you can dissolve in 250ml of water to check calibration. Also a well established homemade calibration solution can be made from laundry Borax powder, it should test at pH of 9.2 (slightly concentration and temperature dependent). Although my tap water reading of pH 8.9 surprised me at first, calibration checks showed the meter as reading only 0.1 high (pretty good straight out of the box). Using the adjustment screw in the back I was able to correct the reading. Notice I did not say I was easily able to correct the reading. The adjustment is extremely sensitive, half turn changed the reading by 2.0 pH units. Subsequent checks with the now calibrated meter on vinegar, wine, lemon juice, soap and coffee all showed results within 0.1 pH of common published values. As a result this set is very well within my expectations and appears to be accurate enough. It is not made of top quality materials but that was not my expectation for the price either.


Foster Grant Conan Multifocus Glasses, Tortoise, 2
Foster Grant Conan Multifocus Glasses, Tortoise, 2
Price: $34.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Non prescription progressive glasses For me they work incredibly well, January 23, 2015
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I have a desk filled with inexpensive reading glasses of various strengths. Actually had to put a piece of tape on them to tell me which ones to use for what, IE I have everything from a +1.25 to a +3.0. This is not ideal. In the past I have had prescription safety glasses for work, those were plano on top and up to +2.0 on the bottom, they worked out well but the nose pads and the hinges wore out. These Foster Grant's at +2.0 on bottom and half(?) normal strength on top actually work perfect for me. Almost an exact replacement for my old prescription glasses. Yes sometimes I do have to tilt my head slightly to get perfect focus, but even without doing that they work very well. Be aware that if you have not worn progressive lenses before (bifocal and trifocal are not really the same effect), there will be an adjustment time. Things will seem slightly blurry as the focus changes slightly with head movement. This was the case with my prescription progressive lenses, it took me about a week to get used to them.

These glasses are incredibly well made. The lenses are multicoated to reduce glare. They have a blue green coating reflection like good camera lenses if you look at them from the side. The hinges are spring loaded and do have a hinge screw. The tortoise shell is fairly subdued and dark, and the temple pieces are fairly wide in a classical fashion. You do get a soft lined cloth carry case and a cleaning cloth as well. I will still keep a pair of +3.0 glasses for close up work, but these will eliminate the need for switching as often.


HP TouchPad Custom Fit Case
HP TouchPad Custom Fit Case
Offered by Pamper Inn
Price: $9.00
51 used & new from $3.00

5.0 out of 5 stars This is the original HP deluxe case, January 22, 2015
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It fits superbly and very easy to use and prop up the touchpad. Now that you can install Android using Cyanogenmod on the touchpad, the useful life of the device is much extended.


microSD Accessible Wide Open Gopro Frame Mount for Hero 3 3 Plus - Naked Frame mount + Lens Cap
microSD Accessible Wide Open Gopro Frame Mount for Hero 3 3 Plus - Naked Frame mount + Lens Cap
Offered by MOONSHUTTLE USA
Price: $10.49

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Be careful when you put this one on the camera, January 22, 2015
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Works well for letting you attach the camera using the various accessories. However the way you get it onto the camera involves spreading the thin plastic frame almost to the point of breaking just to slip it over the case. It really feels like it is about to break. I wish the corners would have been made out of more flexible material.


Purely Products Ionic Purifier Negative Ion Generator for Home and Office (Beige)
Purely Products Ionic Purifier Negative Ion Generator for Home and Office (Beige)
Offered by Healthy Deals
Price: $24.99
3 used & new from $21.61

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very little output, January 22, 2015
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The air output is very little. You have to be less than a couple of inches away to even notice the "fresh" air aroma. After a while (less than a month of use) a carbon looking wick started to protrude out of one of the outlet holes, so the unit might not really be functioning at 100% anymore. See photo. It really seems to be effective only in bathroom size, ~100sq ft spaces only.
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