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Stanley 10-049 Pocket Knife with Rotating Blade
Stanley 10-049 Pocket Knife with Rotating Blade
Price: $6.58
62 used & new from $6.58

5.0 out of 5 stars Well built and easy to use, February 10, 2016
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The blade squeaks as its being opened, might be a bit tight, but the blade is re-sharpen-able like a pocket knife and easily replaced if it breaks.

Closing it requires the base of the handle to be pulled to release the lock, which is not the greatest place, but given the size of the whole thing (quite thin and easy to carry or store) it makes sense. It is plastic which is not optimal, but given the price, this is an easy 5 stars.


Qisan Mechanical Keyboard Gaming Keyboard Black Switch 68-Keys Mini Design (60%) Gaming Wired Keyboard Come with Free Data OTG Cable White Silver Magicforce
Qisan Mechanical Keyboard Gaming Keyboard Black Switch 68-Keys Mini Design (60%) Gaming Wired Keyboard Come with Free Data OTG Cable White Silver Magicforce
Offered by Qisan
Price: $39.98

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost perfect. Description is misleading., February 1, 2016
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This is my second attempt at purchasing a mechanical keyboard. The first turned out to be Chinese junk. This second is turning out to be Chinese non-junk. Cool. Form factor is great; doesn't look quite as neat as a Pok3r or HHKB, but for $40 it looks about as neat as an Apple product, so I'll call that well designed.

I have only had it out of the box for about 30 minutes and this is the first real typing I've done on it.

I thought I ordered it with blue switches, but it came with blacks. Might exchange it, haven't decided. These are very heavy blacks too. Not Cherry, OUTEMU. Feels like 100g actuation. Probably not. Probably 70 though.

The keycaps are quite nice feeling, edges aren't chamfered or rolled, but the material is pretty soft to the touch and no sharp edges. The font is pretty clean (bank gothic I think?) and it's grey on white (kind of like new apple keyboards). I got one with silver top and white bottom, and the aluminum top I suspect is anodized plastic. It is relatively heavy, so maybe there is a mounting plate, I haven't opened it up yet.

The stabilizers are cherry style, no wire bars, which I know some don't like, but in cheap boards, the wire stabilizers are often crap design. This is safer when on such a low budget.

As for complaints, I think the arrow cluster could have been tucked all the way under the right shift and the 4 key cluster at the top right could be moved left adjacent to backspace and backslash. This would take away the space for the Magicforce engraving above the arrows, but if they added 3 keys to fill that space (one above up arrow, and two above right arrow) then home/end or volume or something could live there. Would have been a better design choice for a 65% keyboard imo. No need for this empty space.

The other complaint is for the 5th row number/F keys. They look like they default to F1-12 but really they are number keys and the F is on the FN layer. keycaps are printed in a confusing way. All of the other sub-functions are printed smaller and below the main function. The exception in this row is escape which is printed at the top, and defaults to ESC, but the ` and ~ are accessed with FN but printed below ESC on the cap. Del could have been an FN on backspace and a couple of other layout flaws that are simply not optimized keep this from being a holy grail keyboard (especially in this price range).

Also missing from this model are the dip switches on the bottom (to disable windows key, swap CAPS and L CTRL, and swap WIN with FN). I don't see why these were not included on this model. A way to disable the WIN key is vital for any keyboard marketed as "Gaming" (which this one is, according to the title here). Is it worth $20 extra for the switches and LEDs? If you want LEDs then sure, but paying $20 for the switches seems like poor value.

Conclusion: For $40 this is a fantastic keyboard, make sure you order the color switches you want, the way these are listed is confusing. Overall this is 8/10, would recommend.
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Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse (889561607572)
Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse (889561607572)
Offered by Next Century Sales
Price: $29.94
28 used & new from $11.77

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars and palm grip feels fine with this, December 31, 2015
I used to use a Microsoft Sidewinder mouse (original) and was looking for a replacement. The size is just about right for long fingers, and palm grip feels fine with this, but the whole thing is lightweight and cheap plastic. Nothing like the durable feel of the MS mice. I also tried a DeathAdder and a Corsair M65 both of which are smaller, but feel like they will last more than a month.

The scroll wheel on this mouse is plasticky and cheap, feels like a children's toy car wheel (like an army-men truck wheel). Little resistance, and the "fire" buttons are almost impossible to reach if you're playing an FPS or other twitch/action game.

I would only wish this mouse on my enemies. For games like CS:GO this is a negatory.


Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set (2.5 oz. Soap, Bowl, Brush)
Van Der Hagen Premium Shave Set (2.5 oz. Soap, Bowl, Brush)
Price: $8.99
5 used & new from $8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and gets the job done., August 5, 2015
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Soap didn't last long at all, VDH makes a decent unscented soap that I found at my local grocery store, and that one is faring much better.

Bowl doesn't have a handle, so that is disappointing, but it works and sits flat. Size is fine and doesn't look stupid in the bathroom.

Brush is just fine. Doesn't come with a holder, so mine has been drying bristles-up, which is bad, but I shake as much water out as I can, and it has been holding up for a couple of months just fine.

For the price, in a pinch, or for someone new to wet shaving, I would recommend this set. Once the soap runs out, you find good soap to put in the bowl. Once the brush is destroyed from drying upside down, you replace with another cheap brush with a stand. Once the second soap runs out, get a decent mug if you want a handle, or if you've gotten used to this, then whatever, it's a ceramic bowl, not much to complain about.

Not great as a gift, not much luxury here, but as a necessary hygiene product, it is just fine.


TASCAM iXZ Mic / Instrument input for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
TASCAM iXZ Mic / Instrument input for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch
Price: $39.50
11 used & new from $20.00

1.0 out of 5 stars SO MUCH FEEDBACK, August 5, 2015
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Not worth using at all. Get a camera connection kit (or lighting to USB) and use the interface you already have for your computer. It will have a better quality mic preamp anyway. I tried this for guitar to practice with JamUpXT and BIAS, and the crosstalk from the mini-jack just gave terrible feedback with this product. The jack is fine, maybe some units of this are fine, but the example I used was horrible.
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TASCAM iM2W Channel Portable Digital Recorder
TASCAM iM2W Channel Portable Digital Recorder
Offered by Gear Hero HQ
Price: $13.99
8 used & new from $9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste time with this one., August 5, 2015
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sounded slightly worse than built in iPad2 microphone and iPhone4 microphone. They can be angled, sure! And it's not expensive, and looks fancy if you're setting up an ambient recording on a stand for a live show, etc!

But the built in microphone simply sounds flatter and more real. I got this for professional use, and gave up, this is nonsense. Dedicated unit or the Zoom (more expensive) H4n style iOS microphone. Don't waste time with this one.


Hosa CPR-202 Dual 1/4 inch TS to Dual RCA Stereo Interconnect Cable, 6.6 feet
Hosa CPR-202 Dual 1/4 inch TS to Dual RCA Stereo Interconnect Cable, 6.6 feet
Price: $6.94
32 used & new from $1.69

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buying more expensive cables is a waste., August 5, 2015
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bought for digitizing old cassette tapes. Connected the tape deck to my audio interface, attempted to gain match the L/R, and hit record. If there was any noise introduced by these cables, it is not noticeable, especially when using old cassette tapes (home recorded).

For connecting a CD player to a line mixer, I would have no problem using them for that too. Not the most road worthy construction, but for the price they're fine. If I want better, I won't pay more, I'd make my own.


Koss QZ-99 Noise Reduction Stereophone
Koss QZ-99 Noise Reduction Stereophone
Price: $39.68
77 used & new from $29.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy, flawed, eventually painful, but worth owning! Amazing for the price!!, August 5, 2015
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Heavy. For a drummer to wear for an 8 hour session, he needed breaks.

As an engineer, I can be in the live room with a guitarist while he plays loudly and still monitor the other tracks along with him, so it's great for that.

pressure is pretty intense, if you're already having a headache, don't use them that day. Also, posture and neck angle make a difference, because the top is so heavy.

They feel like they will last a good 10 years, but the strain relief where the cable meets the left phone, that is where the problem is going to be. Also the coiled cable doesn't stretch as easily as you might want it to. It pulls hard enough to unplug them, so get an extension cable.

All these complaints, I still give them 5 stars because they block out the sound, have local volume control (that knob on the side) and sound decent. You could use them with a metal detector, operating a radio, etc etc. They are also decently comfortable with one ear on and the other ear against the side of your forehead or wherever so you can hear the world while using them if needed (DJ style, but I would not recommend them for DJs only because they do not look cool enough and the cans don't pivot all the way out. If they did, they would be pretty great for that).


Pyle-Pro PDMIK1 Professional Moving Coil Dynamic Handheld Microphone
Pyle-Pro PDMIK1 Professional Moving Coil Dynamic Handheld Microphone
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128 used & new from $2.82

1.0 out of 5 stars I got this thing SUPER cheap, and thought at least it comes with ..., August 5, 2015
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I got this thing SUPER cheap, and thought at least it comes with a cable, if nothing else, I won't be out much, and maybe I'll chance upon something worth having. Cable is XLR - TS (not balanced) so that's worthless, and the microphone is about what you'd get with a karaoke machine FOR CHILDREN (like from Toys R Us or something).

Maybe dollar store? It's about what I paid for it, so I didn't bother to return it. Maybe I'll take it apart and use the parts for something useful...

Also, it is very lightweight and cheap plastic, painted grey. Not silver. Not metal. Don't be fooled by the decent product photography.


Gateway Safety 14GB69 Hawk Wraparound Safety Glasses, Blue Light Filter Lens, Black Temple
Gateway Safety 14GB69 Hawk Wraparound Safety Glasses, Blue Light Filter Lens, Black Temple
Price: $5.06
3 used & new from $5.06

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Orange lenses are rose colored..., August 5, 2015
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ordered amber (orange) lenses to block blue spectrum light for DSPD along with the UVEX listed to be similar. The UVEX when looking at a tablecloth with blue flowers, the flowers turn dead grey, it's like magic. These Gateway Safety glasses are not orange as in the picture, they are closer to rose colored, and do not block (hardly) any blue light.

If someone were to work with Argon lasers, these would absolutely NOT be safe. The UVEX (for about the same price) are infinitely better colored (OSHA approved), and also look a bit less stupid, and are FAR more comfortable. These are not worth the $6 I paid for them. Will be returning immediately.


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