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Aduro UNI-SPH01-CM U-Grip Plus Universal Dashboard Windshield Car Mount for Smartphones - Black/Red
Aduro UNI-SPH01-CM U-Grip Plus Universal Dashboard Windshield Car Mount for Smartphones - Black/Red
Offered by Entronik
Price: $29.99
4 used & new from $4.98

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not sturdy, lasted 2yrs, June 20, 2015
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First 2 years it worked great, just the suction was strong enough to keep my iPhone in place but then it started developing problems. It would fall off every day but I was able to work around the "falling" problem by cleaning the base with soap and water. Then without warning it just snapped at the point where the stand connects to the base (at the ball stem) when I was trying to place the phone in the stand as usual.
My initial impression of the product was very high - I'd have given it 5 stars but given the experience of last few months and the lack of sturdiness I wouldn't recommend it.
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76 of 78 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Makes Surface Pro 3 the best 2 in 1 available, August 18, 2014
Surface Pro3, with its really light weight, 12" FHD+ screen, very easy to write pen, multi-angle stand and a magnetic type cover was a winner anyways, now with the design of the docking station the Microsoft hardware design team has earned even more of my respect.

Pros:
1. Leaves the ports on the tablets uncovered (so you have a second mini display port and another USB3.0 on top of the many ports in the docking station)
2. You can dock with or without the type cover, if you dock with the type cover you can keep the keyboard flat or inclined using the magnet at the base of the tablet
3. Docking station extends elegantly to the sides allowing you to place the Surface Pro 3 very easily, and with a slight push snaps right back to connect with the computer.
4. The docking station allows you to attach the pen magnetically to one side, which is better than the type cover attachment to keep the pen that comes standard with the Surface Pro 3.
5. The viewing angle of the Surface in the docking station though fixed is pretty decent.
6. The docking station looks quite sophisticated.

Cons:
1. $200 is a bit high for a docking station which one can't use with any other computer other than the Surface Pro 3. But even though the docking station may be obsolete by the time I'm ready to upgrade to the next Surface, given it's convenience I found it to be a much better buy then getting the $80 second power charger, so I can keep the original charger in my laptop bag or at home and the docking station at work.

If only Microsoft Windows 8.x software designers were so thoughtful as the Surface Pro 3 hardware designers and hadn't mucked up the desktop experience ...
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 16.1 MP Compact Digital Camera with 20x Intelligent Zoom (Black) (OLD MODEL)
Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25 16.1 MP Compact Digital Camera with 20x Intelligent Zoom (Black) (OLD MODEL)
7 used & new from $130.99

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice but not as nice as it's predecessor, December 19, 2013
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Have personally tried several compact superzooms in the last 3yrs - Canon SX260HS, Sony DSC WX300/HX20V/HX9V, Samsung WB750, Nikon Coolpix S9100, Casio Exilim EX ZR100 and Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS19 and found the Panasonic to be best overall. However I was a little disappointed when I upgraded to the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS25.

It's still a great camera but a "downgrade" in some ways - the touch screen is gone as has the high speed video (those weren't big deals for me) but the bigger problem was artificial limitations on the optical zoom. The zoom cannot be used with panorama mode forcing the most distant view in panoramas and if you zoom on close by objects ex. trying to capture a flower without bending over the camera doesn't focus after a certain zoom level. Not sure why the designers turned off support for these creative use cases.

The camera is still sturdy and slim for a 20x optical zoom. The very wide angle 24mm Leica lens and the Power OIS work well allowing full use of the 20x optical zoom. The photos and videos are still nice overall.


MYBAT IPHONE5HBHOLSFTTR13WP Shell Holster Combo Case with Kick-Stand and Belt Clip for Apple iPhone 5 / iPhone 5S - Retail Packaging - Solid Ivory White
MYBAT IPHONE5HBHOLSFTTR13WP Shell Holster Combo Case with Kick-Stand and Belt Clip for Apple iPhone 5 / iPhone 5S - Retail Packaging - Solid Ivory White
Offered by Theo&Cleo
Price: $6.97
7 used & new from $4.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for the price, December 19, 2013
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The cover comes in 2 parts:
the first part covers the base and sides leaving all the ports/buttons/speakers uncovered while providing a good grip due to it's corrugated design,
the second part can be used to cover the screen when the phone is not in use or can be slid on the back side to work as a stand or clip.
That's a lot of functionality for ~$2 that I paid for it (with free shipping over $35). The case material is hard, not soft or flexible like the silicone cases but nicely crafted with attention to details like a circle cut out in the back for the Apple logo. How durable the stand hinge is we'll only know over time.


Sony DSC-WX300/B 18.2 MP Digital Camera with 20x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black)
Sony DSC-WX300/B 18.2 MP Digital Camera with 20x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3-Inch LCD (Black)
Price: $329.99
6 used & new from $204.70

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars SONY is improving but still has a few things to nail, July 11, 2013
I have tried SONY HX20V (and its predecessor HX9V), and this camera is an improvement over HX20V in that the
i) Camera body is compacter
ii) Flash doesn't pop up
iii) Battery life is improved
iv) Charging position doesn't require camera to lie on the lens or LCD

but some old problems still persist and new ones have been added

i) Video's (AVCHD) have lines in the last frame when played on Windows Media Player on Windows 7 (there is no clean ending of the movie). This bug was introduced in HX20V (HX9V didn't have this problem) and SONY hasn't fixed it yet.
ii) Panorama mode is still not as easy as with Casio's Exilim series. Sony gives you a fixed buffer that you have to fill in, instead of making a full panoramic picture based on when you stop, so if you don't fill in the full buffer you get black bars.
iii) If you zoom beyond 4x and try to take a close up of a nearby item (ex. close up of nearby flowers using optical zoom instead of bending down) the camera won't focus. SONY's have had this problem along with Nikon but others like Casio Exilim series handle this scenario well.
iv) The door to the charging unit is really flimsy and the connection between the power cord and the charging socket was very tight on my unit requiring a lot of force to unplug.
v) Play button was a little too flush with the camera body, found myself pressing it a few times to switch mode. HX9V had poorly designed buttons which were fixed in HX20V and now some have come back.
vi) Menu audio controls are not fine grain - so you can't turn off beeps during playback while keeping the beep feedback during focusing.

Overall the camera is nice, takes good photos and videos, has fancy features like 20x optical zoom, HD quality video including modes for Blue-Ray discs, WiFi sharing, 3D pics, InCamera guide etc. in a very slim body. Compared to other compact superzooms that I have tried (Canon SX260HS, Sony DSC HX20V, Sony DSC HX9V, Samsung WB750, Nikon Coolpix S9100, Casio Exilim EX ZR100 and Panasonic DMC ZS19) I'd place this one better than all but the Panasonic. It's a different matter that Panasonic has taken a step back in it's "upgrade" to ZS19 with ZS25/30 which prompted me to take a look at SONY again.
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TYR Sport Men's Swim Short/Resistance Short Swim Suit
TYR Sport Men's Swim Short/Resistance Short Swim Suit
Price: $14.40 - $33.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mesh design allows light to pass thru, April 21, 2013
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I got this as its a rare short length swimming trunk which is very hard to find given the trend for swimming trunks to reach the knees. Some reviewers claimed it was see thru, others said it wasn't. On receiving I discovered that its made of mesh fabric which does allow light to pass thru. The inner brief with elastic is unfortunately made of the same mesh fabric. Even with the double layer (outer + inner) mesh fabric light passes thru, so I decided not to risk it and returned it. The other downside it that it just has an inner key pocket but no side pockets.


Panasonic Lumix ZS19 14.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom (Black)
Panasonic Lumix ZS19 14.1 MP High Sensitivity MOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom (Black)
7 used & new from $149.20

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best overall compact superzoom, February 4, 2013
I have personally tried several compact superzooms in the last 2yrs in particular - Canon SX260HS, Sony DSC HX20V/HX9V, Samsung WB750, Nikon Coolpix S9100 and Casio Exilim EX ZR100 and found the Panasonic to be best overall. You can read my detailed reviews at
http://www.amazon.com/gp/cdp/member-reviews/A1MYNT7BUPG4FJ/ref=ya_26?ie=UTF8&sort_by=MostRecentReview
but in summary:

Canon SX260HS did nice on the photos but lacked modern useful features like in camera panorama and 3D photos.
Sony DSC HX20V was an improvement over HX9V but was thicker and bulkier than the competition, with an awkward charging position, a relatively difficult to use Panorama mode and didn't cleanly terminate videos.
Samsung WB750 had a defective screen coating, an annoying processing delay before photos got saved and lousy customer service.
Nikon Coolpix S9100 didn't focus well in low light.
Casio Ex ZR100 had poor image stabilization and Casio seems to now have dropped off from the race for compact superzoom's.

Compared to the all the other brands I didn't find any flaw in the Panasonic making me want to return it. The camera is very sturdy and slim (1.1") for a 20x zoom. You get a very wide angle 24mm Leica lens and the Power OIS works well allowing you to use the 20x optical zoom. The camera takes nice photos and videos overall and panorama mode works great. Touchscreen is an added bonus.

Now I'm eagerly awaiting the Panasonic ZS25/ZS30 coming out in 2013 April.


Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Image Stabilized Zoom 25mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full-HD Video (Black) (OLD MODEL)
Canon PowerShot SX260 HS 12.1 MP CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Image Stabilized Zoom 25mm Wide-Angle Lens and 1080p Full-HD Video (Black) (OLD MODEL)
24 used & new from $149.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Gets the basics right but lacks current generation features, December 2, 2012
Pros:
1. Compared to compact superzooms that I have personally experimented with (Panasonic ZS19, Sony Cybershot DSC WX300, HX20V and HX9V, Samsung WB750, Nikon Coolpix S9100, Casio Exilim EX ZR100) Canon does better at the basics of taking photos and videos than the others.
2. The optical image stabilization works well and photos come out nice even with 20x optical zoom fully extended.
3. It feels thinner and lighter than most compact superzooms (though Panasonic ZS series models are technically the most compact as the Canon's lens assembly is not flush with the body).
4. There is reasonable amount of space to rest your fingers behind the pop-up flash.
5. The 'Live' mode is an interesting novelty as it allows you to adjust colors before you take a photo (though the default setting results in the most natural colors).
6. My daylight videos turned out just fine even though many reviewers believe Canon to be behind competition in this department.
7. Comes with an external charging unit which doesn't require the USB cord and allows the camera to be used with another battery while the first one is being charged.
8. The context sensitive menus are easy to navigate.

Cons:
1. The biggest disappointment was lack of in camera Panorama mode. Canon instead has a stich assist mode which allows you to align multiple snaps and use supplied software to manually put together a panoramic image on your computer. I'd suggest Canon incorporate Casio style in-camera panorama mode, the best implementation of panorama that I have seen so far.
2. Flash pops up automatically and you can't push it back down with your finger. I like the design choice of Panasonic, Casio and Samsung compact superzooms where the flash isn't pop up and of Nikon S9100 where it's a manual pop-up and can be pushed back down.
3. Even with the pop up flash there were way too many white spots in nighttime photos.
4. Lacks the ability to take 3D pictures and email pics using WiFI

Bottomline is if you are not used to current generation features like panorama mode, 3D pics, WiFi etc. you will like this camera.


Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX20V 18.2 MP Exmor R CMOS Digital Camera with 20x Optical Zoom and 3.0-inch LCD (Black) (2012 Model)
Offered by wholesaleindy
Price: $342.51
23 used & new from $149.99

16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Improved over HX9V but has new flaws, September 22, 2012
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Compared to its predecessor - HX9V, this camera improves the following
1. Takes better pictures consistently (there was no washing out of pictures I observed in the previous generation)
2. Flash still pops up but there is a slight sloping area where you can train yourself to rest your fingers
3. Buttons are improved (one can easily tell buttons apart in the dark and they are not too flush with the body)
4. Zoom is improved (20x as opposed to 16x) as is MP (18 insted of 16)
5. Has macro focus

but some old problems still persist
1. Panorama mode is still not as easy as with older Casio models like EX-ZR100. Sony gives you a fixed buffer that you have to fill in, instead of making a full panoramic picture based on when you stop, so if you don't fill in the full buffer you get black bars.
2. External charger is extra and charging requires resting the camera on the lens or the LCD side - a bit awkward
3. Compared to competitors (ex. Panasonic DMC ZS20) its thicker and bulkier

and some new bugs have been introduced
1. Video's (AVCHD best quaality) have lines in the last frame when played on Windows Media Player on Windows 7 (there is no clean ending of the movie)
2. The piece I got had a mysterious small black circle show up in lower left side of many pictures even when the lens was clear. I'm attributing that to a defective piece and not a model defect.
3. Battery went from full charge to 0 in a week without any usage, preventing the camera from even starting. Not sure if that is a general problem or just happened with this piece.

Overall the camera is nice and has fancy features like 20x optical zoom, HD video, GPS, 3D pics in a pocket size body with an InCamera guide but given its high price I'd not expect any of the above mentioned basic problems.


Wb750 12.5mp 18x Optical Zoom 1080p Hd Video 3in Lcd Black
Wb750 12.5mp 18x Optical Zoom 1080p Hd Video 3in Lcd Black

37 of 46 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very nice but screen coating defective, January 21, 2012
Pros:
1. 18x optical zoom in a compact body. Though the camera depth, with the lens protrusion included, is 1.3" not <1" as you will see advertised by Samsung. That's the same as Nikon Coolpix S9100 which too has a 18x optical zoom.
2. Image stablization works even with optical zoom extended.
3. Picture quality and focus was good even in low light.
4. Panorma mode implementation is very nice (doesn't require you to fill predefined buffer sizes as in Sony models).
5. Flash is in front, unlike the irritating pop-up variety which keep getting under your fingers and require you to hold the camera specially.
6. Cover for HDMI/connector to USB port is quite sturdy (unlike flimsy plastic used by other manufacturers).

I was liking this camera better than Casio Exilim ZR-100, SONY Cybershot DSC HX9V and Nikon Coolpix S9100 (all of which I have tried personally) and would have given a very high rating (4.5 stars) until it turned out to be defective and I had to deal with Samsung customer service.

Cons:
1. The camera does some processing of photos before saving, so even with a Class 10 SD card it introduces an annoying delay.
2. The LCD screen coating came off after just 3 days of use. It started as a smudge in the center which spread. The screen is functional but part of it is coated and part isn't. Also I gather this is not their nicer OLED screen.
3. Samsung customer service is your worst nightmare. I tried to enter a repair request on their website and got errors with both IE9 and Firefox. I then tried using their online chat representatives and ended up wasting 30 minutes. The first one (Rebecca) transferred me to a second one (Gary C) who eventually just terminated the chat without entering the service request. I had to call 1800SAMSUNG 4 times to just get a service request recorded. The first time they just hung up, the second time I was left to hear a shrill ringing, the 3rd time I was put on extended hold, the 4th time with a bit of yelling I was able to at least get them to record a complaint. The rep Tracey tried to say that we damaged the camera and I was being defensive - even though it wasn't her job and not sure what prompted her to conclude that. From the conversation she seemed to be unable to differentiate a camera from a camcorder and lens from the LCD. When I didn't hear back from their repair center in 2weeks (even though I was promised atmost 48hrs wait) I filed a complaint with Better Business Bureau. That made them call me, but I still had to spend quite some time on phone and email them 4 times before they acknowledged the problem with the camera. They agreed to replace it on 22nd Feb but after repeated remiders told me 3weeks later that its not in stock (when it is at dozens of retailers)! Bottomline is that Samsung may have good designers but their customer service and repair centers have extremely incompetent people (I had a similar experience when trying to get my DVD VCR combo repaired).

Chat transcript with my personal info removed below:

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Please wait for a Samsung Agent to respond.

You are now chatting with 'Rebecca'. There will be a brief survey at the end of our chat to share

feedback on my performance today.

Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK5640601304X

Me: We purchased a Samsung WB750 on Dec 27th. In 3 days of use the screen coating on the camera started peeling off. It appeared as a smudge in the center, when we tried to clean the smudge with a soft tissue it started spreading. We then realized it was some sort of screen coating which was coming off.

The camera was kept in a padded pouch or my pocket (i.e. there was nothing rubbing against the screen).

FRY's didn't want to return it as when we took it back to them on Jan 18th we were beyond their substandard 15 day return policy. Please provide mailing instructions and label for your repair facility, so that we can send it for replacement/repair. Otherwise the camera and screen are functional.

Me: On trying to submit a repair request from the product registration page using either Internet Explorer or FireFox we are getting an error and the submission doesn't happen.

Rebecca: Hi, thanks for reaching out to Samsung tech support. How can I help you today?

Rebecca: I am so sorry for the delay.

Me: Can you read and follow what I wrote?

Rebecca: Please give me a few minutes to go through the inquiry?

Rebecca: I am sorry to hear that the Camera screen has Smudges which increased.

Rebecca: Please access the link below for filing a service request.

Rebecca: [...]

Me: I already mentioned that it doesn't work.

Rebecca: Please try on Internet Explorer.

Me: I tried both IE and Firefox

Rebecca: May I know have you registered the product on Samsung website?

Me: Yes product is registered.

Rebecca: May I have your E-Mail address and phone number?

Me: ***********@yahoo.com

Me: **********

Rebecca: I will register the service request on your behalf.

Rebecca: Would you mind holding a few minutes while I gather the required information for your request?

Me: Ok

Rebecca: Thank you.

Rebecca: Please hold while I register the service request.

Me: jFYI - On IE 9 I get "Unable to get value of the property 'childNodes': object is null or undefined." when I click Repair request. Firefox gives a similar but different error and the Repair request submission doesn't complete on either system.

Rebecca: Thank you for waiting. I'll be with you in just a moment.

Me: ok

Rebecca: Thanks you.

Please wait while I transfer the chat to 'Gary C'.

You are now chatting with 'Gary C'. There will be a brief survey at the end of our chat to share feedback on my performance today.

Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK5640601304X

Gary C: Hi *****.

Me: ok

Gary C: I see that you have already been chatting.

Gary C: Would you mind holding for few minutes while I go through the previous chat?

Me: Why the transfer and why does your website not work?

Gary C: I'm sorry for the delay. I'll be right with you.

Gary C: It seems that you are unable to file a service request.

Gary C: I will help you with filing the service request.

Me: Rebecca said the same and then dissapeared

Gary C: I see that screen coating is coming from your camera screen.

Gary C: Am I correct?

Me: Please paste below in service request

Me: In 3 days of use the screen coating on the camera started peeling off. It appeared as a smudge in the center, when we tried to clean the smudge with a soft tissue it started spreading. We then realized it was some sort of screen coating which was coming off. The camera was kept in a padded pouch or my pocket (i.e. there was nothing rubbing against the screen). FRY's didn't want to return it as when we took it back to them on Jan 18th we were beyond their sub standard 15 day return policy. Please provide mailing instructions and label for your repair facility, so that we can send it for replacement/repair. Otherwise the camera and screen are functional.

Gary C: I will be right with you.

Gary C: I apologize for the inconvenience.

Gary C: Have you registered your product on Samsung website?

Me: Yes. I have already answered that before.

Gary C: Please confirm if you have used ***********@yahoo.com email address for registering your camera.

Me: yes

Gary C: Thanks for the confirmation.

Gary C: Please give me few moments.

Gary C: Thanks for holding.

Gary C: Please provide the exact shipping address so that I can file a service request.

Me: Its the same as in product registration

Me: ***** ******

Me: * * *** *****, *********, ** *****

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