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Four and a Half SECURE Stars! ClearVu Technology has taken security cameras one step beyond the usual cameras and monitors with their "invisible LED Night Vision" camera and "Two-Way Talk Intercom" between the camera and the 2.4" screen/base station. Easy setup: just plug and use in its basic setup mode. At night I have gotten even performance than their 12' claim of clear "fixed focus" views in a completely dark room. The invisible LEDs are great for unobtrusive nanny or baby monitor duty. It even looks out into a dark backyard on duty to snare the local cat burglar. It also has a "power save" mode which turns the system on at the slightest sound, because the base station has a battery… Read more
Four and a half PRACTICAL Stars! R&R Lotion products, the maker of the antibacterial pre-glove lotion, R&R Lotion ICAB-8 IC PreGlove Antibacterial/Antimicrobial Lotion, 8 oz Bottle which I also reviewed, takes the basic MicroFiber Cleaning Cloth one step further by adding the 'antibacterial' aspect to a nice 12" by 12" microfiber cloth that can be used to clear "Germs while cleaning smudges and fingerprints from cell phones, eye glasses and displays". It has a smooth side and a slightly rougher, but still smooth, side. I use the more abrasive side for cleaning computer keyboards which independent lab testing has shown can sometimes… Read more
Four and an Half SUCCESSFUL Stars! The 5StarAmerica 3100 mAh portable charger is a versatile all-around "quick" charger for electronic portable gadgets of all sorts: cell phones, reading tablets, iPods, etc. iPads and the like are not on their list of chargeable items but it charges them too at a slower rate. I received one of these items for testing and it is a sleek, attractive-looking charger in a black and purple cover with the length and width dimensions of a cell phone, but clocking in at 3 oz compared to an iPhone of 4.0 oz. There is no on/off switch; there is a 5V/1.5A advertised input port to charge the unit, with a matching purple-color mini-USB cable provided for input charging,… Read more
Ahmad Jamal is one of the most influential jazz pianists and trio leaders with a career that has gone from the 1950's "The Three Strings" with superb guitarist Ray Crawford to his piano, bass, drum configurations to his quintet to the legendary quartet with "conguero" Manolo&hellip Read more
Sometimes the best song is hidden behind the "Hit" song on the CD. These songs by well-known and not so well-known superbly talented vocalists and groups are songs that you should hear, at least once in your lifetime. Give these songs a listen and discover some of my favorite singers and&hellip Read more
Mirror Marvelous performances by the Charles Lloyd Quartet in the followup to the award-winning, live Rabo de Nube (Tail Cloud or Whirlwind). Mr Lloyd, the venerable tenor sax titan, at age 72 is still an ascendant marvel of great improvisational invention and compositional imagination. He is&hellip Read more
The Bible, Century of the Wind, The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, Catch 22, The Mote in God's Eye, Public Philosophy by Walter Lippmann, An American Dream & The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer, The Thin Red Line.
Jazz, Classical, Rock, Soul, Country, Bluegrass, World Beat, Brazilian Popular Music, (MPB), Hip-hop, (some) Rap, Fado, Raggae, Highlife, Electronica, and lots more.
Blackhawk Down, Gladiator, Alien, Aliens, Predator, Terminator, One-Eyed Jacks with Brando and Malden, The Killers with Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner, Blade Runner, Night Wing, Casablanca, the original 3:10 to Yuma, Slipstream with Mark Hamill and Bill Paxton.
Favorite overall movie website: IMDB; Favorite current box office movie site: BoxOfficeMojo.com. Favorite TV sites: Futoncritic.com, Zap2it.com, and MediaWeek.com. Favorite TV commentary forum site: Televisionwithoutpity.com: wild, frank commentary on TV shows-without pity!!