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Tingkam® 16.4 ft 5M Waterproof 5050 SMD RGB LED Flexible Strip Light White PCB Board Color Changing Decoration Indoor String Lighting 150 LEDS Kit + 44 key Remote Controller+ US Power Adapter
Tingkam® 16.4 ft 5M Waterproof 5050 SMD RGB LED Flexible Strip Light White PCB Board Color Changing Decoration Indoor String Lighting 150 LEDS Kit + 44 key Remote Controller+ US Power Adapter
Offered by Tingkam
Price: $29.99
3 used & new from $18.89

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete set of modern, stylish LEDs w/ remote. Lots of color, flash and switching options. Works beyond expectation., March 22, 2016
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Amazing product for the price point, does everything as described and goes beyond expectation.

Here are it's strong suits:
-Amazing range of colors, tremendously bright and vibrant. Love all the vast options and all variations are, for the most part, true to color. The RGB gives you wide scope to play with (Orange, Turquoise, Purple, Yellow, White are just a few examples). I also like the various flash, jump and fade options--fun to play with.
-Turn any piece of furniture, room, patio or cabinetry into a modern, stylish fixture or space that will awe and impress your friends/clients. Light up a room, literally. Gives any space this cool bar/club feel. Also, great for setting tones and moods.
-It's truly water proof, comes with a layer of this rubbery-plastic material that gives it solid protection while still being bendable
-The remote is fantastic for controlling everything from simply turning the LEDs on/off to setting a certain color. Also, you can you set flash, jump 3 or 7 (auto-switch colors, either 3 colors--RGB or 7 colors) or fade 3 or 7 (auto-switch and fade into colors). Further, there are programmable DIY buttons and functions like brightness settings. The remote is responsive
-The 3M adhesive bonds well and sticks to most surfaces. I applied this to fairly rough plywood and it adhered surprisingly well.
-Easy setup w/ little hiccups. Connecting the strip to the AC adapter couldn't have been simpler. Cutting the strip along the connector line was a breeze (used scissors).

Caveats
-It seems like the LEDs randomly turn themselves on and off. Not sure if it's from IR interference or a faulty remote. The issue is infrequent but annoying.
-There are no connectors, if you cut the strip, there's no way bridge cut pieces or apply the AC adapter prongs to the end of a cut strip. Rendering the remainder of your LED Strip useless unless you buy another kit or LED strip components.

UPDATE: The LEDs are still going strong and look amazing. I had a slight issue with the lights randomly turning themselves on and off. However, I told Tinkgam this and they are sending me a new one! Couldn't ask for a better product or service :)


Danforce wireless charger
Danforce wireless charger

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works Surprisingly Well, March 21, 2016
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What's not to like:
-Very affordable price point
-Looks sleek and stylish (love the sophisticated Acrylic Glass w/ modern white look)
-Also love the blue glow effect when its actively charging your device, it puts a smile on my face every time (I amuse easily)
-Functions better than expected--easy setup and charges my Galaxy S7 at a rate quicker than I anticipated for a wireless charger.
-The future is here w/o hiccups or bugs
-Great seller, speedy shipping and the product is as described, if not better


Galaxy S7 Screen Protector, Spigen® Premium Curved Crystal Film [2 Pack] Ultra Clear [Full Coverage] Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S7 [Lifetime Warranty] - 555FL20105
Galaxy S7 Screen Protector, Spigen® Premium Curved Crystal Film [2 Pack] Ultra Clear [Full Coverage] Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S7 [Lifetime Warranty] - 555FL20105
Offered by Spigen Inc
Price: $25.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Buy the curved version and save yourself headaches, March 14, 2016
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I think the majority of the issues/complaints come from customers who didn't specifically buy the curved version thus why they were experiencing issues with the edges peeling away. I bought the curved version and had no trouble with the edges peeling away. The screen projector is solid, crystal clear and provides sufficient protection. My only caveat being the ease of application.

The instructions included make it more cumbersome than it has to be. I recommend applying the screen projector without using the sticker tabs and just eyeballing the application like you normally would. I used the sticker tabs and regretted it, peeling them back off proved to convolute the process. Peel off the back screen cover and start from the top and apply downward. First, use the included wet wipe to thoroughly clean the surface and then use the dust removal sticker to pull up any remaining dust/hair or debris. This will eliminate all dust bubbles from the get-go. Once the screen project is evenly applied, use the included squeegee to remove any remaining bubbles. Voila!

This is a sufficient screen protector that is crystal-clear (no tint, residue) that is just as responsive to your touch than the S7 with a screen protector.


The Martian: A Novel
The Martian: A Novel
Offered by Random House LLC
Price: $8.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant and thrilling from start to finish, October 26, 2015
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This has to be one of the most brilliant, genuine (for a fiction) and exciting books I have ever read. Immediate from the get-go, its a captivating yet brilliant thrill ride. The genius behind this Andy Weir's story is uncanny and beyond comprehension, there's no comparison. One, I have no idea how one writes a sci-fi with such acute scientific structure (the math and science behind every scenario are not only masterfully done) but also integrates a Tour de force plot that produces on-the-edge-of-your-seat storytelling--making it feel like this was a historical event that actually took place. My guess is that Andy Weir tirelessly did his homework, has an uncharacteristic passion for Nasa, space and science and is just a flat-out masterful author. There's no telling but its a gift from the heavens.

What you need to know:
-Once you open the book, you will not be able to put it done.
-May be one of the greatest Sci-Fi's you read of this caliber, at least top ten and at least in recent history
-Even if you are not one for science or geekery, it's science is so encompassing, radiant and accurate, that its a force to be reckoned with. It's depth makes the story feel powerful and real.
-Mark Watney, the hero of this book and, in most chapters, the only character, is stranded on Mars. Presumed dead from a terribly dust storm is abandoned by his crew-mates. Did you ever wake up from unconsciousness on a distant planet and have to use every ounce of your ingenuity, limited resources and skills to survive? No, well, Mark Watney has and through Andy Weir's captivating text, you too will feel like you will be living out of every nuance of this nightmare but will also feel every monumental breakthrough and success to carry-on.
-Mark's primary role in this mission to mars is a) Botanist b) Engineer. These two roles become of utter and dire importance in his quest to survive. -His mad science, math, chemistry, botany, farming and engineering skills play vital roles in Watney's brilliant and heroic effort to conquer every challenge that threatens his life and quest to return home.


Castle Art Supplies Acrylic Paint Set, Pack of 12 Colors
Castle Art Supplies Acrylic Paint Set, Pack of 12 Colors
Offered by Castle Art Supplies
Price: $22.99
3 used & new from $11.54

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not the best but more than does the job!, August 25, 2015
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A good basic set that's perfect for novices or even people like me looking to get back in the game. Not the best quality Acrylic as it doesn't spread or cover as well as the top-brand stuff but it does the trick. Hint: buy some Gel Medium to help with smoothness: makes the paint spread better and makes the paint go farther.


Half Gallon Open Bottom Mason Jar Pendant Lamp
Half Gallon Open Bottom Mason Jar Pendant Lamp
Offered by Cellar_Door_Books
Price: $34.07
9 used & new from $34.07

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars As cool as a Brooklyn coffee shop, July 7, 2015
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You'll be happy with this purchase. If your looking for a Brooklyn-esque or Vintage look, this is the way the go! The bottomless mason jar is bigger than I thought it would be, which is a good thing b/c any standard bulb + will fit inside. It is after-all a half-gallon mason jar and it has a slight greenish tint to it and casts a beautiful off-white, greenish (almost orange tint) to it which really adds to the vintage flare--it's a subtle yet a noticeable effect. It looks awesome and with the right bulb can cast a lot of light. We have ours above our sink to make for lack of lighting the kitchen and it has really made a difference.

Complimented with a vintage bulb, your apartment or house will be as suave as a Brooklyn cafe and who doesn't want that??

Comes with 2 hooks and 2 couplings to easy it attach to your wall and ceiling, the install took me less than 10 minutes and I'm quite happy with the way it turned out. For the money and effort, it really transformed the space.

Add a few of these and why not for the money and you really light up your pad..compliments to follow.
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Perry Ellis Men's Two Button Peak Lapel Suit with Flat Front Pant, Navy, 38 Regular
Perry Ellis Men's Two Button Peak Lapel Suit with Flat Front Pant, Navy, 38 Regular

4.0 out of 5 stars Sharp looking suit for the $, no need to look elsewhere, July 7, 2015
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Surprisingly, this is an excellent suit. My only issue is that pants don't see to be hemmed (at all or properly) and the pant leg runs rather long. Besides that, this is an excellent quality suit for the money and looks sharp through-out. The material is a bit thin but makes for the perfect summer/wedding suit. The liner is top-notch and looks rather snazzy.

It's a Perry Ellis, so it's hard to go wrong.

You're going to love the way you look...wait, that's someone else's slogan.
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Triangle Bulbs T10293-10 (10 pack) - Q50MR16/FL/GU10, 50 Watt, MR16 With UV Glass Cover, 120 Volt, GU10 Base, Halogen Flood Light Bulb, 10  Pack
Triangle Bulbs T10293-10 (10 pack) - Q50MR16/FL/GU10, 50 Watt, MR16 With UV Glass Cover, 120 Volt, GU10 Base, Halogen Flood Light Bulb, 10 Pack
Price: $12.49
4 used & new from $12.49

5.0 out of 5 stars The future is bright, July 7, 2015
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Work as expected, great bulbs. So far, no issues. These lil' guys let off a lot of light and make for excellent ceiling bulbs. I'm happy :)


Roseanne: The Complete Series
Roseanne: The Complete Series
DVD ~ Roseanne Barr
Price: $32.99
29 used & new from $15.39

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't be happier, its amazing to relive the Roseanne experience, March 3, 2015
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Roseanne has always been a child-hood favorite of mine which brought me endless laughter and its the reason why I would always be glued to the TV anytime a Roseanne re-run came on. That same magnetism or glue is what brought me here and why I couldn't be happier with this complete set. Since I started streaming Roseanne on Netflix, I was hooked. However their collection only contained the earlier seasons and thus, like a fiend, I had to have the complete set. When I saw this, I was sold, esp. at its price. Wowser! This is the complete series and although the packaging is a bit flimsy, it more than does the job for what's required. It's all there and intact. Plus, at this price, how can you beat it? The discs even include extras like bloopers and cast interviews. This is just an added bonus for an already substantial set--and each episode is in the best quality they can be in (with the later seasons teetering more towards higher quality). The packaging is not the best but it does the job; its minimal but its part of the reason why this set is cheap. Where else would you found a baffling 9 seasons (27 discs) of a show for under $30. Think about it, that's a little more than a $1 per disc.

It's Roseanne, one of the most real and hilarious sitcoms of its day and its why it got all the acclaim and popularity it did when it was aired. This set is perfect to reminiscence in the glory days of 80/90s TV and have a good laugh at the end of the day. The beauty of Roseanne is that it encompasses more than just laughs, their was a stark realism to it which also integrates drama, real-life wisdom with close-to-heart/home messages. Also, it recognizes its flaws like in life and instead of masking them, the show really embraces them--often making light of the situation with mockery/sarcasm or capping it off with a wholesome message. Also, you'll soon realize how brilliant some of their performances are--each cast perfect for their role with hilarity and sarcasm with Roseanne and uncanny humor at the center. With some being pivotal, John Goodman namely with performances that it seems only he could pull off. Also, Laurie Metcalf pulls of some stops where she is truly in her element; always on the fringe of collapse while being hilarious. A role that's probably a lot harder to pull off than she makes it seems. Other worthy mentionables are Sara Gilbert who has this dark yet sarcastic wit that she executes with great timing. Oh and of course Roseanne Barr, who is great at writing setups and punchlines that are really at the core of the show--she has a timeless humor and has a gift of tireless laughter.


Classic Pro Controller - Black (Wii)
Classic Pro Controller - Black (Wii)
Offered by mayan tribe
Price: $9.44
23 used & new from $6.75

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works good esp for the $; solid knockoff, March 2, 2015
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Does the job. No thrills but it emulates the official Wii Classic Controller nicely. All the controls work fine with little to no problems--there's some minor quirks but overall it works sufficiently. I've bought this because I recently purchased N64 Paper Mario on the Wii Store and discovered that I needed the Classic Controller to play it. Not wanting to spend $50 + on the official classic controller for a $10 game, I figured I'd I take a chance on this considering its very low price point and worst case: if it sucks,I just eat the $9. I'm happy to report, despite some minor stiffness (hardly noticeable) of buttons and analog controls, it more than does the job I expect it to. It works with Paper Mario and considering that was originally an N64 game, it's a good test for how this controller functions overall as most controls and buttons are used (right analog acts as the C-pad). I'm very happy and its been great playing Paper Mario again :)

Scores:
Design: A+ Looks like the official classic controller. Seems to be built well, feels sturdy.
Price: A+ you won't find anything cheaper
Functionality: B+, very good for what it is. There's some quirkiness when navigating menus or character (letter) input but game play wise--it more than does the job. Hooks up to Wii wand perfectly, is detected in all games that require the Classic controller perfectly.

Only issues I experienced: When using the controller to type my name into the keyboard layout, it would jump around a bit. Other than that, the controller seems perfect for gameplay.


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