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A totem pole and teepee in a set labeled "western"? I can't even begin to describe how racist this is. It's like they took the most worn out stereotypes from all of the separate, distinct native cultures (thousands of miles apart) and lumped them into one vile excuse for a toy....Read more
It's so sad that these are the only such product on the market; I guess that's how they can get away with charging so much for such a poorly designed product. I have had no trouble with them leaking, per se, but I have found them to be terribly messy. They probably work fine for a thin liquid or a free-flowing powder, but I use them for thick salad dressings and barbecue sauce. The design of the cap causes some of the contents to stick to the little plug, which then drips all over the table/counter when you try to pour it out....Read more
This is a great highchair, I just wanted to make one little observation: The tray liner IS dishwasher safe, but unless you live in a restaurant or school cafeteria, it ain't going to fit in your dishwasher! The removable liner does help, because it fits in the sink much easier, but unless your dishwasher says "Hobart" on the front, you're going to be washing it by hand!...Read more
I love love love the Zagg Invisible Shield "original" material, and I have purchased at least seven of these products over the years for various devices. I originally purchased the "case friendly" version for the iPhone 5, and it worked beautifully. I decided to "upgrade" to this "full body" version, which was a huge mistake. The "full body" version only covers the back and front, and the back peeled off within a few hours. It just won't stick to the anodized(?) matte surface on the back of the iPhone 5.
The front screen protector is cut to pretty much exactly the full size of the glass screen on the front of the iPhone. It provides 100% edge-to-edge coverage, IF you can get it squeegeed down in EXACTLY the right place, which you cannot. At least not on the first try. The more times you re-wet it and lift it to re-position, the less grip the adhesive has, and the more likely you are to get a crease it it or dust/lint under it. After finally getting the full-body front installed (with lint under it), it lasted about 2 months before a corner started peeling off. The warranty replacement site did not give the option to "downgrade" to a case-friendly version, so I ended up with another of the full-bodied versions. After multiple attempts, I was able to get the front installed with perfect alignment, but it has a couple of dust specks under it and the top edge won't stick all the way. I called Zagg Customer Service and aired my grievances about the product, and they are sending me a case friendly version in the mail!
Save yourself a little money and a lot of headaches; buy the case-friendly version, even if you don't plan to use a case!
ZAGG APLIPHONE5CF invisibleSHIELD Screen Protector for New iPhone - 1 Pack - Retail Packaging - Clear
This pan is not perfect, but considering the price, it is amazing. I like it enough that I purchased it again after we ruined our first one (the wife made pancakes in it, then forgot to turn the burner off).
It has the Calphalon Unison "Slide" surface, so it is perfect for pancakes, eggs, and anything that might stick to a normal pan. It is not intended for searing, but it works great for browning grilled cheese sandwiches and quesadillas if you use just the tiniest amount of butter. The 12" size makes it possible to fit four square slices of bread in it at once, so you can grill sandwiches on both sides at once. It's also large enough that with a little practice (or a set of egg rings), you can also cook multiple fried egg "orders" at once (one over medium for my wife, two over easy for me), so everyone's breakfast is ready at the same time. My guilty pleasure is eating the bits of cheese that ooze out of a quesadilla onto the pan; they fry up crisp, but they don't stick!
A glass lid is available, but I'm just using the lid left over from an old pan. With the lid, you can cook eggs per Alton Brown's method, and I also use it to wilt spinach and even poach chicken breasts.
By far, my favorite feature of this pan is that it is 100% Dishwasher safe. (Unlike my Calphalon Unison 6qt Saute pan, this one is actually small enough to fit in my dishwasher.) Our first one did lose some of its non-stick-iness, but only after about 3 years of being used and washed in the dishwasher on a regular basis. Which brings me to my other favorite feature about this pan: It has a lifetime warranty. One thing I found when researching non-stick pans is that the manufacturers typically only expect them to last 1.5 to 2 years. To find one with a lifetime warranty is very unusual, especially at this price point. Unfortunately, we accidentally overheated our first one before I could attempt to make a warranty claim.
I should note that this pan is not super heavy. It is a a thinner gauge than even the other Calphalon Unison pans I have. It heats very evenly for me on a glass top electric stove, but the performance might vary on other types of stoves. Like one of the other reviewers, I did notice that this pan had a bit of a high spot in the middle. This didn't present a problem for me because of the things I was using it for, but if it had, I would have made a warranty claim.
Considering the price, a dishwasher-safe nonstick pan with a lifetime warranty really is a steal.
I have purchased Zagg InvisibleShield screen protectors for seven devices: two iPhone 3's, two Droid Incredibles, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and now iPhone 5. I was a little hesitant to purchase this after reading the prior reviews, so I thought I should post a few clarifications:
- Several other reviewers need a bit of a refresher on the metric system. They state that this leaves a "1 centimeter" gap between the edge of the protector and the edge of the screen. Ummm, it's actually about 1 millimeter. In other words, it is a "case friendly" screen protector, exactly as advertised. The 1 mm gap prevents cases and bumpers from causing the edge to peel up.
- The method of applying the screen protector is different from any other that I have tried. (But to be honest, I haven't tried any other screen protector since I discovered these.) Unlike the others, the Zagg protectors are pliable, and they require the use of a wetting agent (included) to apply them. *You will actually need to read the instructions in order for it to work.* It probably takes 2-3 minutes longer to apply, but the results are far better. One problem I always had with screen protectors was applying it off center or just out of position. These give you a chance to correct the placement before it is stuck for good. (You can even use the included sqeegee to coax it a bit in the direction you need.) Also, with the typical stiff screen protectors, I always ended up with a speck of dust under the screen protector that causes a very noticeable bubble. With the Zagg, either they just don't attract as much dust during application, or the flexibility allows them to mold around dust specks so they are not noticeable. Unless you live in a Silicon Valley cleanroom, the Zagg will make it much easier to get a clean application.
- Every screen (and screen protector) is a trade-off between glare and clarity. A glass screen(or a screen protector with a glossy surface) will have terrible glare and will show fingerprints and smudges every time you touch your touchscreen. A typical glare-free screen protector (including the Zagg screen protectors labeled as glare-free will result in a disappointing loss of clarity.) The "original" Zagg InvisibleShield models (such as this one) have a sort of "orange peel" texture that, for me, strikes the perfect balance. Somehow it eliminates most glare, doesn't show fingerprints/smudges, and has almost no loss in clarity. The result is that your screen will be more visible, under real-world conditions, than with any of the cheapie 3-per-pack screen protectors.
- As an added bonus, the texture of the screen protector some how makes using the touchscreen keyboard easier. I'm not sure how, but it does.
- It's worth noting that the screen might be a little cloudy when you first apply the protector. It takes a day or so for the wetting agent to dry and for it to 'cure' completely.
- The purpose of a screen protector is to absorb damage, not to be invincible. I have used the Zagg warranty several times, including: 1) a screen protector that clouded up due to exposure to some sort of chemical (sunscreen I think, but I was in Jamaica, so who's to say), 2) a dimple that resulted from carrying my phone in the same pocket with a couple of sheet metal screws, and 3) an protector that peeled off my wife's iPhone 4S due to heat generated by extended use of a GPS navigation app and/or the lotion, hand sanitizer, etc. she uses. (The 4S seems to run hotter than other models, but then again, my wife works on the oncology floor of a hospital, so who knows what she is handling!) Unless the policy has changed, the Zagg warranty is not free; it costs $3-$4 each time. However, they ship you the replacement and an envelope to return the damaged one, so you can keep the old one in place until the new one arrives.
The worst thing I can say about these screen protectors is that the Zagg logo is printed in very tiny letters in the lower right corner. You won't notice it on a black iPhone, but if you have a white iPhone, it may be an unwanted blemish on your perfect white phone!
I'm using three of these to connect my Oppo BD-83 blu-ray player, Comcast/Motorola HD cable box, and an 1st gen AppleTV to my Vizio HDTV. I have not tested 3D, ARC, or Ethernet capabilities, but they work great for 1080p movies and HD sports.
Simply put, this is all the cable you need for connecting a digital device to your HDTV. The build quality is good, and the price can't be beat. As for picture & audio quality, bandwidth is the only thing you need to worry about on a digital cable, and this has plenty for almost any application. This cable is Category 2 certified, so you know it has enough bandwidth to support 1080p, 3D, deep color, audio return channel, and ethernet! Unless your equipment specifies that you need a higher bandwidth than Category 2, spending more on a cable will not improve the picture or sound quality!
This is a great cable, especially for the price. The materials and build quality are excellent. Some consumers think that thicker cables are better, so manufacturers often encase their cables in a thick coating of cheap plastic insulation designed to make them look like they are higher quality. This usually only makes them heavier and less flexible. Not so with the Mediabridge; this cable is lean and mean. Even though the cable is double-shielded, the insulation isn't overly thick, so it remains lightweight and pliable. The terminations are also very compact.
I'm using it to connect an AirPort Express to a headphone amplifier. Listening through $190 Ultrasone cans (while walking on a treadmill), I can detect no problems with sound quality. I haven't done any elaborate comparison testing, but I can't imagine that there is a cable that would sound significantly better at this price range.
A few other points to consider:
I like the charcoal gray color; it won't start to look dingy like those stupid white cables from other manufacturers.
Also, the 8' length is unusual. Most manufacturers skip from 6' to 12', but this length is just right for my application.
Perhaps the best feature is the stepped-down smaller diameter base of the connectors, which allows it to fully insert into the headphone jack of portable device without removing its case. This makes it perfect for connecting an iPod or smartphone to the auxiliary input of a car stereo.