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Lenovo 40Y7696 65W 20V AC Adapter
Lenovo 40Y7696 65W 20V AC Adapter
Offered by E-Storebestchoice
Price: $12.96
28 used & new from $5.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Works great, priced and packaged well, April 3, 2014
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I previously bought an after-market charger that worked OK for three years, then died. I decided to get a factory replacement, and thus far everything is A-OK.


Akro-Mils 19416 16 Drawer Steel Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Grey
Akro-Mils 19416 16 Drawer Steel Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Grey
Price: $93.90
2 used & new from $91.13

5.0 out of 5 stars Stable, sturdy organizer, April 3, 2014
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Compared to my miserable experience with Akro-Mills 10126 26 Drawer Plastic Parts unit, this has been just the opposite. Everything looks and works as it should. And honestly, it's not too expensive for what it is. I will be buying more as needed.


Akro-Mils 19909 9 Drawer Steel Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Grey
Akro-Mils 19909 9 Drawer Steel Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, Grey
Price: $91.50
20 used & new from $88.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Strudy, sensible organizer, April 3, 2014
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Compared to my miserable experience with Akro-Mills 10126 26 Drawer Plastic Parts unit, this has been just the opposite. Everything looks and works as it should. And honestly, it's not too expensive for what it is. I will be buying more as needed.


Akro-Mils 10126 26 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch by 10-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch, Black
Akro-Mils 10126 26 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch by 10-Inch by 6-1/2-Inch, Black
Offered by Lighting Sales LLC
Price: $26.39
30 used & new from $18.94

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Should have paid more attention to the 1-star reviews, April 3, 2014
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I ordered this along with some of Akro-Mills more sturdy steel parts storage hardware. I was hoping that the plastic drawers would be suitable for office storage and expecting that the steel drawers would be suitable for garage storage. The steel drawers did not disappoint. But these plastic drawers are just awful. The fundamental problem with this design is that the plastic guides that keep the drawers in place (and keep them from falling out when pulled out) are so unbelievably flimsy that nearly half of them were broken when my drawers arrived. With so many drawers askew, I've seen better looking junk set out on the streets of New York City.

It must be said that the unit is cheap, but it is also bulky, meaning that it would cost me too much in terms of time and trouble to send it back for a refund. So I will instead buy more of the "real" Akro-Mills products, and I will try to forget that they ever had anything to do with this abomination.


SanDisk Extreme SSD 480 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-480G-G25
SanDisk Extreme SSD 480 GB SATA 6.0 Gb-s 2.5-Inch Solid State Drive SDSSDX-480G-G25
5 used & new from $255.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Certified for Blackmagic Cinema Camera, November 29, 2013
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I needed a disk that would work in my Blackmagic Cinema Camera. This one does, but it was hard to find because it was discontinued.


APC Smart-UPS SUA2200RM2U 2200VA USB and Serial 2U Rackmount UPS System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
APC Smart-UPS SUA2200RM2U 2200VA USB and Serial 2U Rackmount UPS System (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Offered by PCNation
Price: $979.99
17 used & new from $395.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A solid, long-term player, June 1, 2013
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We bought several of these units almost two years ago. They have been trouble-free the whole time. They have helped us ride out many power glitches and outages. I have confidence in these units. (I also have a spare battery, just in case.)


BlackMagic Design DeckLink Duo with 2 SDI Inputs and 2 SDI Outputs, Switchable Between SD and HD
BlackMagic Design DeckLink Duo with 2 SDI Inputs and 2 SDI Outputs, Switchable Between SD and HD
Offered by DVeStore - Digital Video Electronics Store
Price: $470.25
12 used & new from $399.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Flawless installation and compatibility, June 1, 2013
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Apple has done an increasingly good job of making one paranoid about whether any third party products will ever properly work on their systems. We've been using the DeckLink Duo card now for months, and it Just Works. No issues at all. The bundled BMD software is also useable.


Cowboystudio Macro Focusing Rail Set with 4 Way, Fine Control and Camera Focusing Rail for Macro Photography
Cowboystudio Macro Focusing Rail Set with 4 Way, Fine Control and Camera Focusing Rail for Macro Photography
Offered by SouthBayCamera
Price: $54.95
6 used & new from $43.66

3.0 out of 5 stars Obviously not designed by photographers, June 1, 2013
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This product had the potential to be the best $50 I'd ever spent, but it fell far short for several reasons. First off, the mechanics are extremely marginal. The knobs for tightening down the unit don't actually prevent it from slipping. The movement of the unit is extremely coarse and difficult to control precisely. But the worst is that the entire design of the top scales is almost completely useless for doing perspective control shift compensation. What they should have done is to stripe the center line below the camera support to read from a scale that stays fixed with respect to the left-right motion of the top slider. What they did instead was to decorate the top bar with two 5cm scales which do absolutely nothing, because there is no fixed reference from which any reading can be made. When the camera support is centered, neither scale reads against any fixed point of the device.

My objecting was to use this scale to compensate for +/- 12mm shifts of an EOS 17mm F4L tilt-shift lens. I believe I can hack the unit by scribing a line and by gluing yet a third scale to the surface that should have held the top scales. But that's going to make it even uglier.

On the plus side, it didn't cost the $300-$500 that such a unit would have cost from Arca Swiss, Linhof, etc. Still, with just a little design work, this could have been a champ, not a chump.


The Spanish Masters
The Spanish Masters
Price: $13.98
27 used & new from $7.98

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The defining reference recording for these composers, December 10, 2011
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This review is from: The Spanish Masters (Audio CD)
The concept of this CD is very clear, and the musicianship is simply outstanding. The first tracks with Zuill Bailey on cello light the creative and sonic fires that burn throughout the rest of the recording. The solo work of Granados performed on John Q. Walker's 1909 NY Steinway sets a new bar for the quality of recorded piano music. Isabel Bayrakdarian gives a spirited performance which, she explains in an NPR interview, is the way she had always thought the music should be performance, but without the definitive record of the composer's own performance to guide the tempo, was a way that the establishment did not accept. The freedom granted by the Zenph re-performance technology to re-animate de Falla's original interpretation gives her a chance to literally breathe new life into this important suite.

If you are interested in the conjunction of authentic performance and amazing acoustics and quality of sound, this CD will likely become one of your favorite new reference CDs.
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Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society
Science Is Culture: Conversations at the New Intersection of Science + Society
by Adam Bly
Edition: Paperback
Price: $12.56
97 used & new from $0.01

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Seeds of ideas for the 21st century, January 20, 2011
It is easy to be jealous of Adam Bly: by age 26 he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, received a Golden Jubilee Medal from Queen Elizabeth II, and has lectured at more prestigious venues than most of us will ever attend in a lifetime. ABut this book represents why we should be grateful for his generous and genuine curiosity. Adam can wonder "what would it be like to bring together the greatest living thinkers for some one-on-one conversations about subjects they have thought about deeply?" and he can curate and publish them for all to read and discuss further. Moreover, because these are two-sided conversations, they maintain a balance in narrative, depth, and reflection that is often missed when a single author sits down alone to try to write down not only what they now understand about the universe, but what that understanding might mean. It is in shared discussion that meaning really does begin to have meaning.

From this ingenious form, then, springs genius, again and again. Fantastic!


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