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This is a great looking piece that worked well for my pirate costume. My only gripe with it is how flimsy the hilt feels.. I understand that this is not a full-tang blade and I wasn't expecting that from a sword at this price.. Even still, I have other decoration half-tang swords and none of them have the "wobble" that this does....Read more
Great game. Good plot that uses the various Marvel franchises well.. Visually, this game is way ahead of any of the others. The plastics have a sheen/reflection that makes them look much more like actual Lego.
What else can one say.. It's Lego :).. I would put this as the 2nd best Lego game, after Star Wars but above Lord of the Rings.
These are good boots and look nice for costuming. I would have given them 5 stars if the zippers (inner side of leg) were masked better. Still, they fit very well for costuming-oriented boots so I am happy with them. I would recommend that you get an insole though; they are not all that comfortable (not awful) and after a long night, you're likely to have sore feet....Read more
I got a ton of compliments on this piece as an accentuation for my Halloween costume (pirate). It is well-made and quite sturdy.. In fact, I found myself thinking that if someone happened to try to mug my wife and I while we were walking around, the butt end of this thing would make quite the bell-ringer....Read more
This is an interesting device. I fully admit that I am one of those people who has absolute tech lust. If I'm being honest, I really would have liked to rate these a 3.5 but since Amazon doesn't allow fractional rankings, I wasn't comfortable with a 3.. So here it is in a nutshell:
* Very easy to install. Each unit only took me about 15 minutes and much of that was getting off the unfathomably large/deep wire nuts that the previous owner installed on all the detectors.
* The Wi-Fi works very well, both in connecting to my existing network as well as the Nest's own WiFi (used during setup and as a failsafe if your WiFi goes offline)
* The testing feature is very well done and the interaction (waving to turn it off) is surprisingly good. I expected that the devices would either be a 'hair trigger' that would shut off at the slightest movement or not react at all; neither was the case
* With them installed about a week (I don't know why Amazon was so late in getting these; Home Depot has had them since early November), I am already noticing that my Nest thermostats are performing better in detecting when I am home or away
* Those statistics they state about how many smoke detectors are sitting disconnected right now because the owners got annoyed at the battery chirp appear to be backed up by various fire safety groups. This was one of the things that had caught my eye about this product, as I had one of those myself. Was that stupid of me? Of course, but it is what it is.
* They're neat looking (that's a minor thing but still..)
* The lack of support for the standard interconnect wire is inexplicable. If it weren't for the tech-lust factor and the fact that I have a central ADT smoke detector, I might have returned these. Supposedly in early 2014, Nest will be shipping a version of the Protect hat can integrate with security systems. Given that the security systems that do have wireless capability use different approaches (z-Wave, Nexia, etc), I am thinking they are going to have to support that wire. My plan is to call them up next year and see if I can get a discounted upgrade if that is the case.
* Not a huge thing but the mount plate could be better. The little hooks that latch into the Nest itself should be a little bit deeper. As it stands, you have to be really careful in lining the Nest up and even then, I had to really torque 2 of the 6 to get them to snap on (At first I was convinced I was doing something wrong but it seems to just be a molding issue).
* A bit pricy. If the interconnect wire was there, I would erase this line but at this price they need to do everything a normal detector does.
* The 'nightlight' feature illuminates little more than the Nest Protect itself.. My Nest thermostats (which also light up when you pass by) put out 5 times as much light.
All in all, if you're into tech gadgets and don't find the price offensive, you won't be sorry to get these (particularly if you use Nest thermostats). Otherwise, I would probably wait until they work the kinks out.
I love these cases and currently have 3 of them (one each on my 17" Mac Book Pro, 15" MBP Retina (2013) and 13" Mac Book Air). They fit like a glove and have a great texture to them. Whil I like the translucent effect of the case, the texture is what really makes it for me. These cases are very "grippy" and unlike other cases, they don't get smudged, attract hair (I have pets) or stick to you on a hot day.. Yes, I know those sound like rather strange reasons to rate a case but to each their own, right? :).
With that said, I would NOT recommend these cases for someone who is looking for an indestructible "road warrior" type of case. I am very overprotective of my electronics. As such, my laptops travel in a well-cushioned laptop bag/backpack, so they aren't exposed to the weight of books or pointy objects or the like. While these cases aren't flimsy, I just cannot imagine them holding up to any kind of hard impacts, particularly at the corners. Speck makes some nice hard plastic cases that would be better for that situation.
These are sold at most Apple stores and some Best Buys and the like, which gives you an opportunity to go and feel them (there is a cutout in the packaging that lets you feel the texture). If you don't need a Toughbook-esque enclosure, you can't beat the feel of these.
This is a well-built stand that is both sturdy and attractive. There's not a whole lot one can say about this stand as the pictures pretty much tell you what you're going to get. What I *do* find interesting though is the inconsistencies of what people have found to fit into the stand. I use Speck Satin cases (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00937DJUY/ref=oh_details_o02_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) for my Mac laptops. My 15" Mac Book Pro (Retina, fall 2013) inside the Speck case fits perfectly into this stand using the bigger of the two inserts. It's a snug fit, but nothing that would make me feel like any damage is being done to the MBP (or its case for that matter). I am not saying this to argue the point with anyone else as my wife uses hardshell cases (also Speck) and those do NOT appear to fit. I wouldn't have thought before that there was a big difference in case size but "your mileage may vary" when it comes to cases.
I would give this 5 stars if Twelve South had better product literature that made clear what the different gap sizes are so that people wouldn't have the above problem or, preferably, if they offered more inserts. As strong as the rubber(ized?) material is that they use for the inserts, I think that with even 1/2 the thickness, they would still protect without a problem.
Great product. Easy and fast to install, although you will need a dry-wall saw ($5 at Home Depot). One thing I wanted to note. I have seen a number of reviews on other sites complaining that the template is wrong because the side screws do not line up right. This is NOT correct. The screws do not go through the drywall; instead, they cause the small lever-arms on the mounting boxes to pinch the drywall, sort of like a vice grip.
So, trust the template.