Tooling Around the House, Inside or Out A Lunch Community http://www.lunch.com/tooling <![CDATA[ See-Through Stickies]]> It seems like they keep coming out with new and interesting versions of sticky notes every time I turn my head. Working in an office, I was sent a sample of the 50-sheet See-Through stickies. There are definite applications for a sticky that one can read through, but I've found them to rather limited. For me, a regular sticky is good enough for 95% of what might need. But if you have a specific application they suit or are just really creative, these might be for you.

These plasticky stickies strike a good balance between transparency and visibility. You can definitely see them on whatever surface you place them, yet it is easy to read what is underneath as well. My major complaint would be that the normal ballpoint pens I've tried can have some trouble writing on them. If you "prime" the pen (squiggle a bit to get the ink flowing) before using, you shouldn't have any issues, but otherwise, writing can be spotty. Felt tip markers do a bit better, and even pencil shows up well. It's not a perfected product yet, but I do give the creators kudos for enabling them to take a variety of marks as well as they do. At their price though, I'd rather stick (no pun intended) with the original--unless I have a specific application in which I'd need a semi-transparent sticky note.

~ Kort]]>
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<![CDATA[ Real Good Cutting Board and Great When You're in a Hurry With Limited Cooking Space....]]>
Leifheit 3086 Vario Board Cutting Board

                 Leifheit 3086 Vario Board Cutting Board

Let’s begin with the cutting base. It is elevated by over an inch over your table and is supported by non-slip legs that gives it stability. The base is pretty sturdy and you can use the corners to pound garlic or meat for added resistance. I pounded some garlic and hit the beef with a tenderizer at the corners and the base held up and stayed in place. The base board also has a juice groove; this means veggie juices and meat blood would stay on the cutting board before you need to rinse it. Saves me my marble kitchen top and I don‘t mind using it on my table.

                Leifheit 3086 Vario Board Cutting Board

The sheets are pretty smooth and it felt that it aids in the cutting of meat. One thing I did notice that, the harder you cut (beef) it seems like your cuts would leave an impression. They look like minor dents, but I have to say it looked exactly the same as when you cut on a solid plastic board or a wooden one. The sheets are pretty flexible and malleable as carton so you can easily transfer the ingredients into a pot, skillet or pan. Now remember, I’ve only used this for two weeks so I have yet to testify how durable it really is.

There really isn’t much to say about a cutting board and I think the price of this item is worth it. I mean I can use extra kitchen and shelf space, and this board seems to adapt to my needs. Now the question now is, how does this stand up to a real wooden board? Well, I still keep my mine handy, but I think this would perform well enough under many conditions. Good product and well thought-out as a kitchen accessory.

 Recommended! [4- Out of 5 Stars]]]>
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<![CDATA[ Works Good And Stable Enough For its Purposes....]]>
I've only tried to use this using pull ups, some sit ups and modified push ups. So far it has done the job and I do feel the burn. I like doing push ups and pull ups with this tower. It is fun to work with and doesn't occupy a lot of space. It is a little shorter than most towers I've seen, and it does do what it is supposed to do. It also has a spot where you can put your own weights but I tend to keep those aside anyway for safety. I've only had it for almost three weeks now, and have only used it twice so please bear with me if I cannot comment on how it will stand up to the pressure for periods of time.

Altus Athletic Altus Turbo Tower

I saw a review that says that it can get wobbly but mine feels solid enough to support me. I guess this would depend on room conditions (floor) that the product would have to be at its best when placed at an even spot. Now all I need to get a new pair of cross trainers and we'll be cooking primetime. Nice product and a good bang for the buck.

Recommended!]]>
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<![CDATA[ Nip Those Dead Branches In The Bud By Using Fiskars 5" Bypass Pruner]]>
Description
These are a total of 8-1/4" (long) x ¾" (wide) x 2" (wide) and only weigh 6.3 ounces. These have one black blade and silver blade, one is coated 1-7/8" curved and has a non-stick coating and one is hardened steel, when you squeeze them together they have a non-stick coating all over the blade and this will help with the cutting affect of the two blades making a smooth cut. You will not have to worry if these will work properly, if you are left or right handed, because I have tried them with both hands and they will do just as good of a job in either hand. When fully opened they have an 1-1/2" wide opening. Between the handles there is a 1-1/2" x 3/8" steel coated spring. This is all held together by a stainless steel locking nut and bolt. Each of the handles have a rubber coating to help in the comfort department and to ease any hand stress caused by long time use. Located at the end of one of the handles there is an eyelet that makes storage an ease. One of the other features that this has is a plastic locking lever, which will keep these closed when not in use. These are also an excellent choice, because if they ever get dull, bent, or chipped in any way there is a life time warranty on them.

Uses
I have been using these type of pruners for over twenty years and I really should have purchase another pair long before now, but my old ones still working sufficiently. That is when I noticed a nick in the blade so I went to Lowes to get my new pruners. Mine came with no pouch and to keep them sharp and rust free, I always spray them with some kind of lubricant to keep them from rusting over the uses. I have used them on my rose bushes and the low hanging branches on all of the trees in our yard. I have used these on branches as thick as one inch in diameter but they are made for 5/8” branches and I have had no problem loping them off. These will also stay in the locked position by simply flipping the little plastic lever forward. The only time that these get uncomfortable to use is when I use them too long. On my old pair this would have caused a blister, but because of the rubber coated grips that this pair has, I have prevented getting any.

If you want to have nice roses next year then I suggest that you use these before the winter gets here. These come in very handy also or trimming your Christmas tree.  I have given a pair of these to my father and he is always using these every chance that he gets. These are also very durable and can take a beating, I have dropped these off of my roof and they were still intact when I got down off of the roof to check on them. The blades never even bent or chipped, I think that the coating helped to protect them. The blade is very sharp, so you may want to keep these out of the reach of children. They are powerful enough to chop off little fingers.

Warranty
These come with a lifetime warranty so once you purchase a pair of these you should never have to get any more unless you abuse these on purpose.

Conclusion
I can highly recommend these for any one that has a garden or just needs something to trim, perhaps some roses that you just got from the store. Even if these ever do break, then you are not out any real money, fifteen dollars is not a lot of money to spend on a pair of these, even if you end up throwing them out. These will even make a good Christmas present for a family member or friends. You cannot go wrong with these, they are a five star product.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Save Money By Purchasing A Suncast Vertical Storage Shed]]> 2.0cu.ft. vertical tool shed.  We were not too sure about whether the price was the best, so we tried to do some shopping around a little, and we found that the same model at Home Depot was more expensive. Since we had already purchased the large one from Sears, because Sear's did not have one of this style, we decided to buy this one from Lowe's for only $135.00.  As long as you do not expect to get to much, the price was not bad, it was only $135.00 plus tax.

Description
This 2.0 cu.ft. measures approximately.  The overall weight is just 50 pounds. The inside dimensions are: 2'-3"(wide) x 1'-7" (deep) x 5'-8" (high). The door opening is: 5'-7 ¾" (high) x 2'-3" (wide). The outside dimensions are: 2'-7" (wide) x 2'-1" (deep) x 6' (high). This comes with a total of 7 large pieces that just snap together. You will also receive two door handles and a sliding latch to hold the doors closed. In addition to this you will get two door hooks that will help the doors open and close (hinges). The only way that you can open it up is by the two barn doors in the front. This is a light brown or tan in color, and it has the capabilities of being able to be locked, by a pre-drilled built-in hole in each of the door handles when you close them and the overlap then you can slide a lock or some kind of locking device. There is no rod or shelf to hold up your small tools. Although, this is big enough to install a couple of shelves, that you can use for the smaller hand tools that you may have.  Everything will be safe, secure, and especially dry with this smaller unit. You will never have to worry about this rusting because it is made of a very durable plastic resin and is virtually indestructible.  You can also use this for any metals or aluminum cans that you are saving to turn into cash, instead of having all of the cans that lay out in the open in bags for the insects and the bees to fly around to bother you.  This is a pretty well sealed and vented unit. At the top of the door there is a gap where the top overhangs and that is where the air flow will come from. This also come optional nail holes so you can attach this to a deck or a side of the deck so that it will not get blown over by strong winds.

Experiences and Uses
When I first got this at home, I could not believe that it was so light, for the size of this it was, it only weighed fifty pounds.  I started to wonder how this would stand up to all of my kids and dogs.  It was a real snap to put this together, it literally only took me about 15 minutes to put this together. The whole time that I was assembling this, my kid and dogs had more fun with the empty boxes than anything else.  Our daughter would put the boxes on top of the little dogs and it looked as if we had some live boxes vacuuming our lawn.  We first started using this for our garden tools but as time went on, we noticed that it did a better job keeping the flying insects away from everyone when they came over for a get together.  We having been using this for about two years and with all of the kids and grandkids’ that open and close the doors, it is a wonder it is still in one piece.  This is very durable and can take a beating even when our grandkids take a baseball bat or throw a ball at it.  It still has not cracked under pressure.  We have extremely cold winters here and the freezing temperatures that we get has in no way has affected the integrity of this shed.  When this is empty, it is so light, that you can slide it all around the yard to a different spot if you get bored with the spot that you have it in.  We have tried all kinds of heavy tools inside of this and as of yet we have not damaged it.  With all of the abuse that this has gone through, I am very surprised that it is still so new looking.  If this gets dirty, all we do is just rinse it off with a garden hose and the dirt just falls off.  Now, if it gets a scuffmark then all we do is use a little bit of bleach and water and elbow grease and let set for a few minutes and presto, it comes out looking clean as glass.  Another use for this is a little unorthodox, but you could possibly make this into a large recycle bin.  

Warranty
This particular model has a lifetime warranty and since we purchased it from Lowe's, they usually will help us out when we call them about this any product. However, as of yet we have had absolutely no problems with this tool shed, no matter what we use it for.

Conclusion
The main reason that you should get one of these is if you are losing tools to the weather then it is time to spend a little more money to save yourself a lot of money. If you are limited for space for a large shed, then a couple of these will solve your problem.  You will not be unsatisfied, with the space that this will save you in the garage.  The price will vary sometimes, especially if you watch the sales papers.  We are very happy with this storage shed and I can highly recommend this to anyone. The main reason that we usually go to Lowe's is because of the fact that they give all Veteran's a 10% discount an all items that they purchase from them.
 

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Craftsman 7/32 in. Easy Read Socket, 6 pt. STD, 1/4 in. drive]]>
Description
This socket are ¼" drive sockets and will fit on all ¼" drive ratchets and are made of chrome plated mild steel to prevent rusting. Each of these sockets are shiny and have the size stamped on the side in a easy to read etching. This particular socket has a hex shape(6 point standard) to fit snuggly around all 7/32" nuts or bolts.

Experience
This is an excellent socket to keep inside of the kitchen drawer or the glove box of the car for emergencies. This socket will fit inside of the case to be able to fit on an extension or ratchet. The only problem with this socket is that it is free to roll around in the bottom of your drawer, but that problem can be solved by using a pencil case from the year before from your daughters schools supplies since they give her a new one every year, to keep all of your lose sockets in.

I have been using these name brand sockets for several years and not one time did these ever break or strip. They are made of hardened steel and are very durable. I have left these under the hood of the car accidentally, and started the engine up and heard a rattling around, when I found the socket they barely had a scratch on them from hitting the fan blade. If you are using the right size these will usually fit snuggly into the hex head bolt or nut without any slop.

The really nice thing about this socket, is that they do have the easy to read size etched on the base. These are probably the most used socket out of my tools because they are so handy. A lot of times I do not have time to go through all of my full size sockets looking for the  exact size, instead I just grab this little pencil pouch which has an assortment of all of the different sizes and this is usually the size that I end up using. As long as I can remember I have had to put an extension and ratchet inside of the case then I have everything to make a repair.

Conclusion
This is not a bad price for a socket and as versatile as this one. You will be surprised at how much you will actually use this socket. Just because it is so easy to grab this instead of searching for the right socket and making sure that you do not have to go back and search again if you are wrong. Five stars for durability and versatility and  ease of use.  I can also give this five stars for the warranty, I have never had any problems when exchanging anything that said Craftsman on it.


Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ This Hartz Flick Stick Toy Will Give You Cats A Doggone Good Time]]>
Description
This toy is only 18" long  and this has either feathers, or a stuffed rat or mouse stuffed with catnip or just some type of fuzzy type of animal at the end. The wand is about 1/16" thick, and only weighs a few ounces. All of the toys are each a different color, but this particular one is a nice sky blue in color. The nice thing about this toy is that they does not requires any batteries to operate, only an active imagination by your cats. This toy did not come in any cellophane or box to speak of, just a cardboard wrapper. So, this means that you will have only a little bit of trash when you open this up for use. I also thought that dogs would chew this toy up before the cats could play with it, but they are not even the least little bit interested in this toy.

This is made of a very durable plastic and is connected by a 18" plastic wand in the center. This is one solid piece and long enough to let your cat stick its paw out and swat at it without scratching you. This wand will give you a long enough reach for your cat to go crazy and will make traveling on a trip with ease all the way around the toy. This toy does not come apart even when it is tossed around by your real kids.

Experience
We have used these for several years and it has always done an excellent job entertaining our cats. This has given our so called children (Pets)several hours of enjoyment and excitement when they are finally finished, this left them exhausted after playing with it. While they were playing, they would come racing and attack the toy to get at the feathered end and try to kill the stuffed animal at the end. Once they were done playing with this and catch their breath, they would go back and start all over again, right back to the spot where they were playing with this, running in circles and swatting and biting and holding it with their paws.

Because this toy is so light, your pet can easily toss it into the air and flip it over. This may be a little confusing, but our so called children (Pets) being so small, really did not understand that they are supposed to not flip it over to play with it. They enjoyed this immensely, they were just happy that they were able to make us smile, these toys will never fall apart unless your human kids tear it apart. Our pets are older but still play like little were children, they have enjoyed hours of fun with this toy. We do have older cats (currently 6 months old), that can get a little bored with this toy, but they continue to still play with it just because it does it occupies their time when they get bored.

I have found the older that your child (our Pets) will get bored easily and they will soon stop playing earlier than the younger pets do. The amusement of this toy will only last for a little while with the older ones, but our younger pets still play for hours, maybe just in a few years will go by before they settle down, I do not see that happening anytime soon. But, that is only a wish, sometimes they can drive us nuts because they keep running at these toys and wanting us to watch them. Unless your pet has a learning disability or is really old, then this toy will come in handy for quite a few years to come.

Conclusion
As long as you do not expect this toy to last forever, your pets will eventually chew this up, and that saves other items in the house, this will be enough to keep them busy. This is excellent for starting off ,and then who knows this may lead to more controlled pets. So far five stars for the action that this has and the price is perfect. This will not cost you too much if you have to replace it.



Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Want To Lose Weight Use Bodylogix 100% Natural Whey Protein Powder]]>
Ingredients
This has only the highest quality protein blend (a low temp cross flow micro-filtratiion whey protein isolate, ultrafiltered whey protein concentrate and hydrolyzed whey peptides), natural flavors and these ingredients and flavors include an enzyme blend of (protease I, II, and lactase amylase), soy lecithin, rebiana (stevia extract), and erythritol.

Nutritional Facts
Currently each of these 2 pound containers have 31 servings and they 115 calories per serving, with 10 calories from fat. There is 1g of total fat and 0.5g of saturated fat, and 0g of trans fat. This also has 10mg of cholesterol, 40mg of sodium, 200mg of potassium, you will also get 3g of carbohydrates, and 1g of sugar, and 0g of dietary fiber. This has 0% of vitamin C, A, iron, and 15% of calcium. The enzyme blend of this product is 300mg of protease I, II, latase, and amylase.

What are the real advantages
This contains a very rich source of BCAA, it is also BSE and rBGH free, gluten free, GMO free, and naturally sweetened.

Warning against Any Allergies
This product does contain some dairy products such as Whey Protein and very small amounts of soy lecithin, and this is to make it easier to mix with water.

Experiences
My wife and I think that this vanilla ice cream tastes great just like a vanilla shake and we think that if you can put up with the way that this may affect your system, you will probably lose a lot of weight. This drink does not affect my system at all but this makes my wife's stomach a little on the uneasy side. This tastes good enough that you will not think that this is a protein drink. This comes in a very large 2 pound container, that is white and has a grey and yellow label. This product that is inside is made of powder and this product and will last an entire month if you use this properly during the whole week. If you are keeping count, each of these servings will allow you to mix this with one cup of water (8 ounces).  These are just about the same size as the small scoop that you have lying in your excess drawer of measuring cups. This container of flavored drink doesn't  have any after bitter taste, if you plan to drink three three times a day you will love the taste. We usually don't have to add anything to make the taste any better. 

This vanilla flavored drink has a nice smooth milky taste to it, you can add lemon or any fruit to this and it will only enhance and add to the flavor of it. Once you drink this vanilla ice cream drink, you may not want to stop after you finish just one, this could cause your stomach to be upset. The taste will exceed your expectations and I urge to stop you from drinking more than one in place of your meals. This flavored drink is a permanent fixture inside of our cabinet. This seems to be the best flavored drink to have around the house for our diet, and if you add one or two containers a month to your cabinets you will never run out. I have only had a couple of problems with these flavored drinks and that is that when you first open the individual containers, you have to watch because you have to worry about the small seal falling all over the floor. The second thing is that there have been times that you may want to drink this more than three times a day, but this is when your will power needs to kick in so that you do not hurt your stomach.

This will cleanse your system and it will feel funny at first, but that feeling goes away after a few days. As long as you follow the directions which are 1 flavored drink 3 times a day in place of your meals. You should probably start out slow, so that you don't get turned off by the affects of this drink has on your body. You will definitely have more bowel movements, at least we did, and probably you will most definitely have some gas to go along with the extra bowel movements. We have found that if you start out slow during your first week of drinking this flavored drink you will feel a lot better. These have increased our energy and will reduce you BMI in a hurry.


Conclusion
I highly recommend adding one of these flavored protein drinks to your daily diet. They will disappear right before your eyes. You and your spouse will be surprised at how much weight you will start to lose. Having this around helps you, instead of grabbing the sweet snacks you can grab one of these shakes. This is not bad for only 18 dollars a container. Just because this is a protein drink, you do not have to go to a special meeting to purchase these. You usually can find these in your pharmacy isle at Meijer's, right next to the non-diet protein drinks. Just use your will power and stay away from those. You should notice a weight loss in the first week and you will have a lot more energy.  My wife and have both lost a few pounds in the first two weeks, but it will take some will power to change the way that you eat and exercise. You can lose a lot more if you also exercise while you are drinking this drink.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Do A Great Document Printing Job With A Black Ink Cartridge for Epson Printer]]>
Description
These cartridges that you get from Epson are a little different in shape than the HP ones. This particular high capacity cartridge is the black one and this is an important color because this is the most often used and exchanged. These cartridges are more of a rectangle shape and only weigh 1 once for the whole thing when it is filled with ink. They are 1-7/8" (top to bottom)x 2-5/8" (front to back) x ½" (wide). This particular cartridge has the black color inside of it, and it will produce a yield of 510 pages.  The ink that is inside of these cartridges has "Claria" which is a high definition ink, which is also a dye based ink. This means that it will last a lot longer than its predecessors, the old ink will fade a lot faster. This ink is smudge, scratch, fade, and water resistant. This ink cartridge also has an intellidge chip (integrated circuit) built in it. The other nice feature that the Epson cartridges have is the smart valve technology (which properly limits the correct amount of ink that should come out). To do this they have incorporated a mocropiezo in sensor.

Experience
In previous years we have always used the regular HP ink cartridges to print from our PC, laptop and note books, we have always had a good printer to do this with. Until now that is, but it was time to try something new, since the new technology that today's industry has to offer was a lot better than earlier editions and Epson ink cartridge has not disappointed us. They say that these ink cartridges should last, at least 510 pages. But, I think that we are getting more than that with the high capacity cartridges. Because, this is a genuine Epson black high capacity ink cartridge, we have gotten the brightest and clearest black print on all of our photos that you could ever want. My desktop PC has the capability to do all different types of printing, such as greeting cards and business cards and whenever we need something printed in just the black ink, we get a very solid black print, especially if we make sure that whatever we are creating all of the colors and we need the black to stand out above the rest of the colors, we have to have each color complement each other on all of our photos. As soon as our photo comes out of the printer, the ink is dry to the touch and when we drag our finger across the front of the picture or document it did not smudge or scratch. 
With all of these new printing systems on the market today, it is very hard to find just the right ink that will not smudge or scratch when you touch it.  There is no jumping through hoops with Epson ink cartridges, these will print in bright solid colors, the Epson printer delivers the ink as the head moves smoothly across the page, and delivers a very accurate and even flow of ink to your photo or document paper.

There is not much to getting started with this type of cartridge, all you have to do is install the cartridge into the proper slot that is marked and listen for the click, to let you know that you have installed it correctly. You should never have to unplug one of these cartridges, unless the printer tells that you are low in that particular color. With the cartridge being made of plastic it is totally recyclable.

Other than the price being a little bit different, all of the other functions that this cartridge has to offer, will produce a major black and solid color difference in all of your documents and photos. On the main part of the cartridge, you will have flexible tab that will lock it in its slot, to prevent and premature escape from its holder. Plus, there is a little yellow plastic piece of tape, this you have to remove before you install this into the printer. This tape is there to show you that this is a new and the fact that this cartridge has not been tampered with. It is economically a perfect fit for today's day and age to help protect the environment.
 
Conclusion
I can highly recommend this Epson High Capacity #98 black ink cartridge it the brightest and most solid black that you will ever have. Plus, if you would like to be free of all of those types of other cartridges that leave your photos with smudges and scratches, then this is the ink cartridge for you.  Your PC, laptop or net book will look as if they are doing an excellent job. This is probably the best $9.99 that I have invested in my printing devices. The Epson black ink will improve your documents and photos to a better visibility over the rest the other ink cartridges. In any case, this will definitely improve your print and images from your PC, laptop, and net book. There is one thing that I have to warn you about, and that is if you plan on purchasing off brand cartridges or trying to refill these yourself, you will only get sub-par  performance from whatever color that you decide to try and refill them with. It may be cheaper to buy these off brand names, but you will lose in the quality and amount of your prints that you get. Also, using other name brands will void the warranty of your Epson printer, if the printer head gets damaged (which is usually the case)by the third party cartridge. Stay away from those type refills and ink cartridge kits and purchase only the official yellow Epson cartridge. I can rate this 5 stars for its ability to print on paper and not smudge or fade, this also dries instantly.



Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Treat Your Feathered Friends To A Healthy Snack Purchase Kaytee 10lb Natures Bird Seed]]>
Ingredients
This feed has a lot of different ingredients and as of the date that I purchased this bag it had these ingredients inside of it. This includes white millet, cracked corn, milo, oil sunflower seed, flax seed, calcium carbonate, wheat, vegetable oil, ground Chinese star anise, zinc amino acid chelate, manganese amino acid chelate, dried yeast, dried saccharomyces cerevisiae fermentation soluble, dried enterococcus faecium product, dried lactobacillus fermentation product, vitamin E supplement, ginger extract, Echinacea extract, beta-carotene, vitamin A supplement, ascorbic acid, garlic, vitamin D3 supplement. This is also manufactured in a plant that manufactures peanuts and other tree nuts.
 
Guaranteed Analysis
This seed is a minimum of 10% crude protein, a minimum of 22% of crude fat, and a maximum of 38% of crude fiber, moisture maximum of 12%, manganese minimum of 50 ppm, zinc minimum of 50 ppm, selenium minimum of 0.25 ppm, vitamin A minimum of 50,000 IU/kg, beta-carotene minimum of 100 mg/kg, ascorbic acid minimum of 55 mg, vitamin D3 minimum of 18,000 IU/kg, vitamin E minimum of 75 IU/kg, lactobacillus acidophilus 110 million CFU, saccharomyces cerevisiae 198 million cells.

Experience
I have found that this feed is not squirrel proof, they will eat anything, but the only way that you can help is by purchasing the proper type of feeder. This will help you keep them healthy and coming around for quite a while. This type of unique bird food will attract several different varieties of birds. These birds have a very sensitive immune system and if we don't help them out then they will not be here for us to enjoy. We have noticed an abundance of healthy birds flocking to our feeders since we have been feeding them this bird food.

 If you try and hang them five feet above the ground and out on the ends of the lower hanging branches, this will help. I have seen for myself the destructive power of a hungry squirrel. They will spin until they get dizzy and fall off of this feeder, but they are also very persistent in their efforts. I have seen them climb up the little tree that I have hung my feeder in, they sit right above the feeder on the branch where it is attached. Then after a few tense moments, the squirrel will stretch out as far as he can, all this to try and reach the feeder. When that does not work, he will slide down the wire that holds the feeder in place, all the while he is in the upside down position, when he finally reaches the feeder he reaches his paw inside where these little tasty treats awaits him.

A lot of this ill gotten booty, will fall to the ground where all of the morning doves and other smaller birds will accumulate and peck at the ground below. If you do not clean up the ground at least once a month then it is possible that weeds will start to grow. The other thing is that you should clean your feeder after each time that you need to fill it up. Plus while it is good to give the birds the proper healthy food it is also important that you have a nice sanitary place for them to get fresh water, such as a bird bath or sprinkler. This feed says that it will attract several different types of birds(18 to 20) different types, for instance there are Cardinals, chickadees, blue Jays, and nuthatches to name a few. But, after watching this for a season I have even seen doves and even yellow finches and more, snacking on this feed. After a while, when you get discouraged and frustrated with the squirrels, and you start to slow down on feeding the birds, this is when the squirrels take matters into their own hands. They will be persistent in their hunt for food and will do a sit and spin routine on your feeder, until they get the top open where they can proceed to try and knock the feed to the ground.

After awhile, this plastic feeding container becomes a toy for the squirrels and dogs to play with. I have been using this feed for a while and I have won several battles against the squirrels but, what I did not expect to have happen is when the birds sit on their perches the peck away at the plastic parts, makes the holes a lot bigger and the feed will eventually all fall out. The little birds will eventually do some damage that cannot be repaired, but that just shows you how much that they love the feed that you are using. You will need to make sure that you get a feeder that fills from the top, because the feed is so small and will fall all over the place, so if I were you, I would decide to get one of these types of large and square type feed holders, and I would hang this low enough that you will have access to the top. If you do not leave enough room to be able to fill it, then you will have to detach your feeder from the limb each that you will need to refill the feeder. If you have a lot of birds and squirrels they can do some hefty damage to this 6 pound bag in only a few days.

Conclusion
Even though this feed is inexpensive, it can still cost you a lot of money if you have a lot of squirrels in your area. All of the animals that you are going to be feeding are going to try and tear into your feeder to get at this feed. That is how well it attracts wildlife. The animals will test you, in every way shape and form, but I guess that is the price that you have to pay, to see the wild beauty come to you in your own front yard. This is the job that this feed will do for you, but it will only last you for a little while, so do not expect it to last forever; these critters will make sure of that. I am here to tell you that this stuff is guaranteed to attract something even if you are not used to seeing anything come into your yard. Five stars for the price and the way that this brings wildlife into your life. As long as you remember to clean the feeder and give fresh water and feed all the time even in the winter, you will always see an abundance of different varieties of healthy birds. One other important thing should be looked into is give the birds protection and shade like bushes and trees offer while eating on those windy and stormy days.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Help Your Child Have Fun Learning With A Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Smart Screen Laptop]]>
Description
This toy will take 3 additional "AA" a batteries that come included with the toy. However, the batteries that come with this toy, will probably not last that long. This is approximately 8” in height (when opened) and only weights about 2 pounds. When you first start this up, you will get a light show, the brain inside of this laptop will light up to different colors. The screen on the face of the top will flash a different letter or number when they are pressed. The will also light up and talk in two different languages (Spanish and English). The actual brain is incased in a hard plastic case, and there are lights that will light up and move as it talks. This also has a very large numbered keypad that is made into the base of the laptop, this way your child will not lose the keypad.

Features
There are several features on this toy that are very nice, and they are a large raised keypad that comes equipped with a LCD screen. This laugh and learn is made of brightly colored plastic (green, orange, and blue) which will stimulate their seeing senses. There is also a nice blue plastic swing handle to let them carry this around the house. This also acts as a digital lights when the buttons are pressed, it will tell you the shape and letters that you press. This also has an integrated speaker which will allow you to an automated voice which speaks clearly. You can also switch this to learn numbers and shapes in Spanish and English. This is made of a very durable hardened plastic, this also cleans up very easy to clean up with a damp cloth.  

Experience
Our granddaughter has had hours of fun listening to the voice that comes out when she presses the shapes and numbers. Even though this is kind of simple this is still fun to watch our granddaughter to use. While the brain is talking the lines that make up the numbers and letters will move up and down on the LCD screen. There is sort of a high pitch voice that comes out of this and will make your granddaughter laugh. It says on the box that they recommend that your child be at least 6 months to 3 years old to use this, but don’t worry about their age, I think that they will all enjoy this no matter how old they are. This was a little tough for our grandchildren to try to learn this in the beginning, but after learning this, it was all downhill from there. Once we saw that our grandchildren can learn to match the number that we tell them to press, the brain inside will tell your children what they have pressed. There is over 12 or more songs that this plays, these are not the regular songs that I knew as I was growing up but the kids do enjoy the music. We also had to remind our granddaughter not to take this outside or it could be damaged. If you were to get sand or water in this, it will not operate properly. All of the batteries will be located in the bottom of the base. As usual, you will need a Philips head screwdriver to open the little compartment that holds the batteries. We also found that it was very nice that they located them out of reach of little fingers. There are times that Brian will freeze up, and if that happens then all you have to do is press the on/off switch. This also has a convenient power/volume switch for the times that you may need some peace and quiet. Along with the 9 number buttons this also has an mouse that your child can hit and it will tell them the alphabet. Your child will quickly as our did, learning numbers, letters, shapes, colors, objects, and counting and a lot more.

Conclusion
I think that you will have hours of as we did. We laughed as we see the reaction that our grandchildren give when they first hear the voice come out of this colorful box. It is just like having a real talking computer. This can also take a beating, because our grandchildren can hit this and drop this on the ground and it has still kept working. This is the cheapest and most dependable toy computer that you will ever buy. Five stars for durability and workmanship.

Recommended:
Yes

Amount Paid (US$): 18.00
Type of Toy: Baby Toy]]>
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<![CDATA[ Make All Of Your Feathered Friends Happy By Feeding Them Garden Treasures Safflower Bird Seed]]>
Description
This feed is basically made of virtually all Safflower seeds and comes in a plastic recyclable bag. If you alternate this feed with all of the other different kinds you will continue to get different types of birds all up and down the side of the feeder. This feed comes in different size bags but this 6 pound bag is perfect for my purposes, my feeder will hold a maximum of 6 pounds of bird feed. This feed comes in a recyclable csee through plastic bag. When the birds find out that your feeder has this feed inside of it, it will not take them very many days to empty your feeding tube, at least a week and then the feeder will be empty. Inside of this bag you will see a lot of white seeds that are about the size of the seed inside of a sunflower seed. If you have ever eaten and sunflower seeds you will know exactly what I am talking about.

Guaranteed Analysis

This seed is a minimum of 10% crude protein, a minimum of 22% of crude fat, and a maximum of 38% of crude fiber.

Experience
I have found that this feed is not squirrel proof, they will eat anything, but the only way that you can help is by purchasing the proper type of feeder. If you try and hang them five feet above the ground and out on the ends of the lower hanging branches, this will help. I have seen for myself the destructive power of a hungry squirrel. They will spin until they get dizzy and fall off of this feeder, but they are also very persistent in their efforts. I have seen them climb up the little tree that I have hung my feeder in, they sit right above the feeder on the branch where it is attached. Then after a few tense moments, the squirrel will stretch out as far as he can, all this to try and reach the feeder. When that does not work, he will slide down the wire that holds the feeder in place, all the while he is in the upside down position, when he finally reaches the feeder he reaches his paw inside where these little tasty treats awaits him.

A lot of this ill gotten booty, will fall to the ground where all of the morning doves and other smaller birds will accumulate and peck at the ground below. This feed says that it will only attract 4 different types of birds, and they are Cardinals, chickadees, blue Jays, and nuthatches. But, after watching this for a season I have even seen morning doves and even yellow finches snacking on this feed. After a while, when you get discouraged with the squirrels, and you start to slow down on feeding the birds, this is when the squirrels take matters into their own hands. They will be persistent in their hunt for food and will do a sit and spin routine on your feeder, until they get the top open where they can proceed to try and knock the feeder to the ground.

After awhile, this clear plastic feeding container becomes a toy for the squirrels and dogs to play with. I have been using this feed for a while and I have won several battles against the squirrels but, what I did not expect to have happen is when the birds sit on their perches the peck away at the plastic tube and the feed will eventually all fall out. The little birds will eventually do some damage that can not be repaired, but that just shows you how much that they love the feed that you are using. You will need to make sure that you get a feeder that fills from the top, because the feed is so small and will fall all over the place, so if I were you, I would decide to get one of these types of large and square type feed holders, and I would hang this low enough that you will have access to the top. If you do not leave enough room to be able to fill it, then you will have to detach your feeder from the limb each that you will need to refill the feeder. If you have a lot of birds and squirrels they can do some hefty damage to this 6 pound bag in only a few days.

Conclusion
Even though this feed is inexpensive, it can still cost you a lot of money if you have a lot of squirrels in your area. All of the animals that you are going to be feeding are going to try and tear into your feeder to get at this feed. That is how well it attracts wildlife. The animals will test you, in every way shape and form, but I guess that is the price that you have to pay, to see the wild beauty come to you in your own front yard. This is the job that this feed will do for you, but it will only last you for a little while, so do not expect it to last forever; these critters will make sure of that. I am here to tell you that this stuff is guaranteed to attract something even if you are not used to seeing anything come into your yard. Five stars for the price and the way that this brings wildlife into your life.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ How Many Stitches Are In Rawlings Official Major League Baseballs?]]>
Description
This baseball has 108 stitches that hold a small round ball center, made of a rubber cork casing with a latex adhesive that remains sticky to allow the next layer to stick to it. After the cork center is rolled in the latex, several layers of a four ply wool are applied. After this dries more adhesive is added for the outer layer of a figure eight shaped leather is applied and 108 double stitched are used to sew the cow hide leather to the outside of the ball. Each of these Rawlings balls weighs approximately 5.1 ounce and are approximately 9" in diameter.

Experience
I have experienced a lifetime of pleasure of playing ball with my kids and grandkids and even my pets. They have all at one time or another put their hands or mouths on a Rawlings baseball. There have been times that I have purchased these for the specific reason to get them signed by an exciting baseball player. These are great to have on your mantle or on you office desk with a signature like Ted Williams, you will amaze your friends with a signature like this.

I have even had pets that love to play with these balls for hours tearing the cover off and discovering the middle. It does not take long for my German Shepherd to tear through one of these. But, if you can keep these away from your pets they will last you for several years. I have purchased several dozen of these when I was coaching little league, but that was way back when gas was only 1.00 a gallon. It would not cost you an arm and a leg to play ball. These balls are recognized as the superior to all of the other brands on the market today. These are the only balls that the major league uses. You can purchase the cheaper made ones for your pets to chew on, but they will not last as long.

The cheaper types of balls have a synthetic outer covering instead of the real cow hide that is on the official MLB baseballs. The cheaper types also have a solid cork and rubber centers instead of the 4 ply wool  windings around the center. Rawlings produces about 8-10,000 baseballs a day, to keep up with the demand of the MLB teams and regular consumers. Hitting and throwing may not come easy to a lot of people, but Rawlings make it at least look easy because of the way that the ball will fit inside of your hands. The make these so they feel soft but yet you can hit these balls a mile.

Conclusion
I would highly recommend if you want to have a good time and keep these around for years, purchase the ball that only the MLB recognizes as the official baseball of all baseball teams. Even little leagues across the country will purchase dozens of these types of baseballs because of the reputation that they have. Years of perfect production have made Rawlings the best when it comes to baseballs.]]>
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<![CDATA[ Disappointing Product]]>
First off, the ergonomic handle is small and it feels tiny in my medium-large hands. Secondly, it feels flimsy -- as if it will break after a brief period of use. The blade click mechanism isn't overly precise and you have to be careful when extending the blade to get it in the correct position. It is very easy to push it all of the way out, to the position where the blade is removable. When in the correct position, only the tinniest sliver of a blade is exposed. I understand the reasoning for this, but it makes it rather difficult to apply it correctly to all but a flat surface.

To begin with, I tried using it on a couple of blister packed products I had yet to open. After repeated attempts, I was able to score deeply enough to pry the packaging apart, but it was no easier than using a pair of scissor and not as easy as an X-acto blade or utility knife. Using the Safe Cut on shrink-wrapped water bottles and on a sealed CD case wasn't much better. It was a disaster when trying to open envelopes or packages, just shredding the paper. The tiny blade is too hard to position correctly and isn't sharp or large enough to do the job right. It did open a bag of potato chip easily, but you need a flat cutting surface to lay the bag upon, and several chips were crushed in the process.

After extensive testing, I cannot recommend Scotch's Safe Cut Package Opener. While the concept is a good one, the product itself needs to be better constructed and to go through further engineering. Sadly, I think it is just going to get thrown in my kitchen utility drawer and forgotten.

~ Kort

UPDATE: I received a small box from Amazon today so decided to try opening it using the Opener. Once again, it took a number of passes to break the tape's seal. A similar box when opened with a utility knife or single scissor blade usually only takes one swipe per seam.]]>
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<![CDATA[ Scotts helps all winter long with, SCOTTS MIRACLE GRO SEED SUPER TURF BUILDER WINTERIZER+2]]>  
Description
This magical stuff comes in several different size plastic bags, this one is a 50 pound bag that will easily fit into the trunk of your car. Each bag will cover 15,000 square feet. You should see some kind of wilting in a few days and completely killing of the weeds in a few weeds. This should help build a stronger root system and that is what helps keep your lawn green and plush. The mixture inside is a semi dark brown in color and can be blown around by the wind. There is enough of this product in one bag to cover a decent size yard. This product has a high concentration of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium, and also a blended amount of ammonium sulfate (which plays a role in metabolizing the nitrogen that your yard will need for spring), this gives off a strong ammonia odor when mixed with water. This product is used in many fertilizer products that kill weeds.
 
Fertilizer Analysis
The fertilizer analysis is 26-2-12.
 
What should this do for you?
This should do several things for you, and this is kill just about 60 different types of weeds and they are: aster, clover (red), lambsquarter, red sorrel (sheep sorrel), bindweed clover (white), lespedeza (seeding), scarlet pimpernel, bittercress, cudweed, lippie (matchweed), black medic, curly dock, mallow, shepherdspurse, bristly oxtongue, dandelion, moneywort, smartweed, buckhorn, dichondra, morningglory, sow thistle, bull thistle, dollarweed, mustard, spurweed, burclover, English daisy, pennywort, stitchwort, buttonweed, evening primrose, pepperweed, Canada thistle, filaree, pigweed, carpetweed, fleabane, plantain, vetch, catsear (coast dandelion), ground ivy, wild carrot, centella, hackweed, yarrow, chickweed, heal all, purslane, yellow rocket, chicory, henbit, pusley (Florida), cinquefoil, horseweed, pussytoes, clover (hop), knotweed (seeding), ragweed. This also works on a lot of other broad leaf weeds. This will not work well when the temperature gets above 85°. You can spray continually as weed are active and this will also come in handy if you have weeds that like to creep up through the cracks in your driveway and sidewalks.
 
Warning
This is hazardous to humans and pets.
This can cause eye irritation and is harmful if swallowed. You should avoid getting the overspray on or in your eyes and skin. Also avoid breathing in the spray mist. You should wear long sleeves and goggles when using this product. Make sure that you wash your hands after you get done. Plus, you have to be careful around flowering gardens, because the over spray or mist might get on your flowers and possibly kill them.
 
Experience
There is only a few things that you should know when using this weed and feed winterizer, you can either use a walk behind spreader or just throw it out with your hand, but make sure that you water slightly before you apply. Plus. Make sure that you do not cut your lawn for at least 48 hours after spreading this on your lawn. I have found that the best time to spread this product is in the fall, but I have used this at any time that I see fit. You will need to make sure that you spread the winterizer thoroughly to get it on all of your yard. You will also have to make sure that you stretch out the amount in the bag if you use your hand, all the way to the end and work your way back. As I soon found out, no matter what size yard that you choose to this on for your needs, you will need to make sure that you pick enough bags to do the whole job. Once you have chosen one that you want, you will need to make sure that you use the proper setting when using a spreader. Too much of this stuff will kill the lawn or leave burn out spots. While applying this product you should make the paths overlap each other. This will help in making sure that the soil will absorb the product all the way to the roots and get the lawn going in the right direction. This is kind of like walking throughout your yard and telling the weeds that it is time for them to go. You will be able to see how much this helps by the results that you see the after the first spring.

Once you have spread this across your lawn, you should be careful not to let too much more water down onto the ground, spray lightly on the grass and soil to provide stability and to get the fertilizer to stay put and not be blown away. When this is done you need to wait to water the lawn heavily for a few days. If you do this in a similar way to the back yard, you should get positive results, just the way that we have. Every year we do this the same way and our lawn is a nice deep green and weed free. All of our neighbors are always complimenting us on our lawn.

There are a few things that you should also consider if you want to make this a successful weed and feed springtime affect. These are, you will have to make sure that you have the proper weather, and before you do use water make sure each time that it is not going to rain. In addition to all of this, don't forget that sooner is better than later, you may have to weed and feed your lawn again and again just to keep the weeds under control. The most important thing to remember, is that you will need to place the empty container in the recycle bin to help the environment.
 
Conclusion
If you are having trouble with your grass staying alive all winter long, I have found this to be the miracle cure for all of my problems. There is really no time that we really have to worry is when we go in vacation. But, for the most part this stuff will take care of all of your weedy plants and winter feeding. I can highly recommend this product. This will show some visual affects of dying weeds and a nice green lawn the first spring after you use this. You can use this on Kentucky Blue Grass, ryegrass, fine fescue, and tall fescue. The types of lawns that they recommend not to use this on is: St. Augustinegrass, creeping bent grass, carpet grass, dichondra, and lippia lawns. Other than that this works great on my lawn, so apparently I do not have any of these types of grass.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ You Can Use Yesterday's News For more Than Just Reading, This Comes In Cat Litter]]>  
Description
This is dark brown in color and comes in little bitty compacted recycled newspaper pellets. The packaging that this litter comes in is also recyclable. This also comes in a fresh scent and fragrance free, but it will scoop very well. When poured straight from the bad, and you can pour it into the litter box and you will not get a cloud of dust from the litter like you do with other types of litter this is almost 100% dust free. That is great if you have sinus troubles, the drier the better, this also makes for better clumping ability. Because this is 3X’s more absorbent, this litter will allow you to only have to change the litter once a month because it has a long lasting effect and you can mix this with any other types of litter and you will get good results. You will get excellent results as soon as you pour this into the litter box. This litter will lock in the odor when it comes in contact any feces, and because the recycled paper is a highly absorbent paper and it will work for days. Instead of having a urine smell, smelling up your house, you will have a clean fresh scent coming from the litter box. No more urine smell as long as you scoop the litter regularly. This is safe enough for your other pets, just incase they ingest it and this will not be tracked outside of the litter box.
 
Experience
The main reason that we purchased this cat litter, was because our cats just got declawed and the Vet told us that we should use this instead of the clay type. The clay type could possibly damage their paws by the cats needing with their paws. This type of litter will have to be used for seven to ten days and the rest can be mixed with the regular cat litter when you are ready to switch over to your old litter. We have been using this for a little while now and have had positive results when it comes to keeping the smell down, plus the recycled newspaper pieces do not get tract onto the carpeting or floor after they use the litter box. We have two cats, and when we do a full change of litter once a month, we usually use a 5 pound bag of litter at a time. How much litter that you use will depend a lot on the size of your litter box. We have one of those large covered litter boxes, this also helps keep the smell from getting out and smelling up the house. We usually scoop every morning and this ensures that the cats will use the litter box and not some corner somewhere. When they use the box the feces and litter come together and form a small clump, this allows you to use a scoop and just take this out with ease in the morning. Even the urine will form a some type of clump and come out of the litter really easy.
The container says to spread 3" of litter, but I prefer a little more for two cats. I still remember the first night that we had our cats, when we had to use some newspaper the smell was horrendous. Since then, we have learned that this litter from will absorb all the odor and make it nice to have two cats run throughout the house. We always make sure that we put in a generous supply so that our cats will continue to use the litter box and not use any corner of our house.
I have heard horror stories about unruly cats that have behavioral problems and we don't want to endure problems like that. Because, once they start to do that, then they will not stop and I will not hesitate to boot them out. But, I figure that if we do our part and make it nice for them, then they will make it nice for us.
 
Warnings
If you are pregnant then you will have to have someone else clean the box, because cat feces carries a parasite called toxoplasmosis. This can be transmitted to a pregnant woman or a woman with a suppressed immune system. Also make sure that whomever cleans the litter box washes their hands so that they do not spread the parasite to other women.
 
Conclusion
I can highly recommend purchasing this type of litter for your cat, if you are planning on having them declawed. This is a little expensive and will leave your house odor free unless you forget to collect the feces from your cats litter box. Also remember, that if your dogs happen to get into the litter box and eat the feces, the feces is also dangerous to them. They could get a disease that will make them incapacitated. My daughter had this happen to her schnauzer. So, remember scoop, scoop, scoop, and you should have no problems.


Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Tapcon Concrete Anchor]]>
Description
These are usually coated with a corrosion resistant blue Climaseal coating and have what appears to be a double thread to allow you pull the screw all the way down. The tip of the Tapcon is real pointy and will help to move the cement dust out of the way to help in seating the screw head down all the way. The are basically for a fast install of any job, but for the most part you can use these on block walls and cement projects. The ones that I used were ¼” th x 1-¾” in length. When you purchase a box of 100, you will usually get a Tapcon drill bit included inside of the box. You will not have to worry about having the proper size drill bit. The head of these Tapcons are to be used with a #3 Phillips bit. These are only to be used on cement block or cement projects. You can also use these on pressure treated lumber, such as decks.

Experience
These are the simplest type of anchor that you ever want to use, with just a simple hole drilled by a hammer drill, you can use a #3 Phillips bit to drive the project home. If you were to use the #2 (or P2), this bit would just do a lot of slipping after you get down so far. When this happens then you will have to replace the Tapcon because the head would become stripped. You will go through twice as many Tapcons than what you need to use. I did notice that you do have to drill the hole a little bit more than ¼” deeper than what it says on the package. This will help make room for the cement dust to go to. Otherwise, it would become so packed with cement dust that you will not be able to tighten the Tapcon all the way down.

I have been using these for over 20 years on all types of projects. These projects included installing handrails and mounting of deck brackets to the side of the house to hold posts up. I have also used these to install 2 x 4’s for walls when remodeling a basement. To save yourself some time you might think about getting an installation tool. This is a metal hollow tool that fits over the Tapcon drill bit, and you put the new Tapcon in the open end and it will hold the screw in place while you drive it home. This is called a “slide Condrive Installation tool”. These anchors are made in such a way that you have to have a hammer drill to install them. If you tried to use a regular electric or cordless drill, you will probably end up burning the end of the drill bit and dull the crap out and essentially ruining the you cement drill bit.

The problem that most people have when installing these, is the fact that they will try and use a regular drill and bit to pre-drill the hole. This will not only get you nowhere, but you will ruin your tools and the life span may only be a few minutes. The right tools are very important when you are trying to do a good job. If you do not get the cement dust out of the hole you will not able to get the Tapcon to seat and tighten the item to the cement. If you use the insert type of anchors, there is a possible chance that when you tighten up on them they will pull themselves out of there hole. By using this type of anchor system, you will have no problem with these staying put. These are removable and can be reinstalled with ease. The ones with the plastic sleeve that holds them in place usually are only good if you do not plan on ever taking them out. The plastic insert will become distorted and torn apart if you try and remove the screw.

Conclusion
This is the way to go if you want to have the job done right and secure. These are good for anchoring and hinging stuff. They are also removable and will not let go of your project unless you want them to. I have even tried to use these on drywall, but that was not a good idea. All it did was put another hole in the wall that needs repairing. Keep these away from any real soft material and you should be okay.]]>
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<![CDATA[ Too Much Phone And Too Much Money For HTC EVO 4G, But Work Good]]>
Description and Features
If you are looking for a small phone then this one is not the one for you. But, if you do not mind a cumbersome phone hanging off of your belt then go ahead and get this one. This is 4.8" h x 2.6" w x 0.5" th, this also weighs only 6 ounces when it has the original battery still attached. This comes with 4G/3G wireless capabilities, and this also allows you to connect up with 8 Wi-Fi devices for all of your hot spots and dead spots that you would have with a less capable phone. They make this in black and white but the only places that you can get this in white is through Sprint and Best Buy. This has a large (4.3")touch screen which will you to do a pinch to touch zoom in and out and a camera located on the back (8.0 MP)and one on the face(1.3MP). The operating system is the Android 2.2 operating system, and with the Google and HTC search services, you will be able to interface with face book, any mapping, your hot mail accounts, you tube and all internet services that you would have on a regular PC. This also comes complete with a GPS navigation system with all turn by turn directions. There is also a slot for a mini SD card for saving all of your media apps. The Bluetooth enabling capability is great for hooking up to your car automatically. You can also text message with this a lot easier than those old flip phones. If you do not like holding this phone up to your ear all day then the built in speaker is a great option for this phone.

Other features that bring this phone to life is the fact that it has two LED lights on the back that act as a flashlight. This also has a front indicator light, ear piece, proximity indicator, and a nice display screen. This also has several keys that will allow you different functions, such as a menu, home, search, and back keys. You will not need and external microphone because this has an internal one. As for the camera, this has a built in dual flash and the lens is part of the built in camera, the front camera allows you to take pictures of yourself. With a simple adjustment of the volume button you can adjust the ringer volume and adjust the voice volume while you are in the middle of a phone call. On the back of this phone this has an option that a lot of other phones do not have, and that is a kick stand so that you do not have to hold this up while you are watching a movie. You can also connect this to a television set with the use of a HDMI cable, to allow you to watch all of your stored videos and pictures.

Experience
When you first charge your phone up and turn it on you will see a very brightly colored home screen which has 5 main options to choose from. These include the status bar which will tell you how many bars that you will have and the time and wireless and Bluetooth connectivity that you have. In order to be able to use the blue tooth capability in your car, your car will have to be equipped with that application. Then you will also have an application icon, which when tapped will give you access other related apps. The third is activated for all of the other programs that is held on your phone. The fourth is activated with a quick tap and you can add other short cuts and folders to your home screen. The last is the quick tap option the will allow you to make phone calls. When the little house shaped icon is tapped, you will get access to the extended home screen. This will give you an additional 6 screens for all kinds of apps. This can be customized to fit your personality.
The first thing that we noticed about this phone is that is has an automatic quiet ring feature that will tone down the ringer volume as soon as you pick it up to answer it. This also makes it real easy to save phone numbers and will automatically sort in alphabetical order. The EVO makes finding the correct number a breeze, by tapping the people highlight and entering the first letter of the person's name you will be able to recall that certain number. There is a major downfall, yes this does have speed dial, but you can only store 9 numbers. All you have to do to use this feature is press and hold 0-9 for approximately two seconds and a number should show up and start dialing.

There are a lot of nice accessories that this phone has to offer. If you are working in the construction industry, then it is very possible that you may need a better case to protect your investment. The other thing that we found out right away was the fact that the original battery only lasted us four to six hours. So, we had to invest in a new extended life battery that lasts at least 24 hours at a crack. We found one on Amazon for about $60.00, the only problem with this battery is that it not only will add to the weight it also adds to the thickness of the entire phone. This phone does an excellent job keeping phone calls from dropping.  While we are using this phone it will shut the main screen off to save on the battery. This also has a nice locking feature, it is kind of like the feature that is on an iPod. There is a illuminated bar that you would slide to unlock the phone to allow you to have access  to the features of the phone. You will need to be able to do this to access all of your missed calls and any incoming or outgoing calls.

This phone will come with a ION lithium battery which only lasts 6 hours, and the phone has an LED indicator light that is located in the upper right hand corner of the ear piece. When full charged this light will be a solid green light, a solid amber light means that the phone is in the charging mode, a flashing amber light means that your batter is low, and a flashing green light means that you have a new message that you have not listened to, or looked at. The extended life battery is twice as thick as the original battery. If your battery goes too low your phone will automatically power down, and you will lose all info that you are trying to work on. With that being said you should keep an eye on the level of charge that you battery has.

If you are a texting nut, then you will love what this phone does for you. You can either use this phone in the regular position, or when you turn it on its side, the keyboard that is on the screen will turn as your phone turns. You do not have to worry about your fingers being too big, because you can just use your thumbs to type with ease. This also allows you to insert a word in a predictive mode, where you come close to the spelling and just about every time the proper word would appear. Misspelled words, will be in the past. You will have three type of keyboard layouts to choose from and they are the "QWERTY", which means the keyboard is similar to a desktop keyboard. The second is a "Phone Keyboard", this will look like a traditional wireless phone keyboard. Third, a "COMPACT QWERTY", this type will feature two letters on each key, this will allow you to have a larger keyboard than that of a regular QWERTY board.

We have a variety of different ring tones, which we can dictate who gets what ring. With this having a timeout setting, it makes your battery last a little longer. You can also choose from live and android wallpaper with just a tap of the gallery icon. If you are a traveler this has a setting for all airplanes, we do not usually travel by air so this is wasted on us. If you are hard of hearing or totally deaf this has TTY (teletypewriter) which allows communication with people that have disabilities a lot easier to be able to use this phone. Another feature that this has is a viewable history which makes re-dialing a breeze. This will show you all of your missed or accepted or placed calls that you have done on this phone. This also allows you to add people from your Gmail, Google, face book accounts, and contacts from your pc without any problems. You can also have the ability to add pictures to all of your contacts, but you will need to install a picture into your phone to do so.

This also has a calendar that you can view by the day, week or the whole month. You can add events even on a daily basis, and if you do you can have an alert sent to you when that day and time gets closer. If you really want to go high tech then you can use the automatic voice recognition (ASR), you will have to learn exactly what to say to get this to bring up who you want or what you want the phone to do. If you are into taking pictures then you are going to like the camera that comes equipped on this phone. There is a 8.0 MP on the back and a 1.3 MP on the front. I have seen a lot of phones that takes pictures but this is the clearest one of them all. You can also use this as a camcorder, but the distance will not be as much as a free hand held camcorder. This is basically a point and shoot camera, and if you want it to work properly you have to have the microSD card installed to be able to use. Just like a desktop PC you can download music and then listen and with the headphones you will get a very good sound quality. We have not had any static or breaking up of the sound, this is as clear as it gets.  You can even watch TV if you purchase the access from sprint. This will be a monthly fee, but we have not subscribed to this either. This is another thing that is wasted on us, and just like the iPod you can purchase music from Amazon.

The GPS Navigation system is just like the one inside of your car, with the exception of it being portable. You can take this anywhere, and it works like a dream, but you also have to purchase this for an additional monthly fee. It is just like map quest with all the bells and whistles and turn by turn navigation.

Warranty
This comes with a 12 month mfg warranty, but I would highly recommend that you purchase the theft and extended warranty, because if something is going to happen, it more than likely will. We have been lucky in that aspect, because no one has stolen this and we have taken good care not to drop this in water or on the floor. The construction case has saved us several times from being damaged.

Conclusion
We are extremely happy with phone, but there is just a bit too much on this phone that we do not use. I know that maybe in time we  may use all of these apps but it is not worth the money to have it available to just sit and waste away. This has an excellent picture and sound quality, compared to the old flip phones. The main problem with this is that after you get done paying the high price for this phone and paying for a two year plan from Sprint, there are still more apps that you have to purchase a monthly plan to be able to use. I can't see why they do not just give you everything that this phone does, for the price that you pay for it. Instead of charging you extra for the extras. Overall I can give this 7 out of ten stars because there is just way too much on this phone that we will never use and is wasted on us. There are probably a lot of kids out there will be able to take advantage of everything that this phone has to offer, but not us.

Recommended:
Yes

Amount Paid (US$): 600.00
Recommended for: Professionals On-the-Go - Internet and Email is a Must!]]>
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<![CDATA[ Excellent Field Trip For Your Family to Visit the Kennedy Space Center.]]>
What's to See
There is quite a bit to see, so you may want to spend the whole day at the visitor center. We have found that the best way to experience the whole space center, is by going on a guided tour. They have two different types of tours that they offer and they are: a 2.5 to 3 hour tour (Discover KSC- Today and Tomorrow) and a 3.5 to 4 hour tour (Cape Canaveral- Then and Now) each of these tours cost $21.00 for adults and $15.00 for children (ages 3-11). The first tour will show you what it takes to launch a shuttle in the present day and this tour has several departures a day. The second tour shows you the 50 year history of the space exploration, from the start of the Mercury launches (the birth place of the manned space program) until now, and leaves at 12:50 p.m. daily.

One if the places that you will get to see while on The “KSC” tour is the “LC 39 Observation Gantry”. This is a 60’ tall structure that will allow you to have a 360 degree look at the two shuttle launch pads (39A & 39B). You will get to see the launch control tower, the crawler way and vehicle assembly building. Inside of the LC 39 you will be able to hear what the briefings are and what it takes to launch a shuttle. All of this is included in the price of one admission ticket.

Along with guided tours you will also have a chance to have lunch with an Astronaut, you can also purchase a pass to the Commander’s Club Annual Pass Program, there is also a “ATX Experience” which is a virtual reality Astronaut training experience, plus there is a 10 day kids camp at the Kennedy space center. 

While we were there, the first thing that you have to go through, is of course is the security and metal detectors. Once you are through the security, you will go into the visitor center, on the way to the inside, we also saw the rocket garden on the left. This rocket garden is so large, that you will see this from quite a ways away. While we were in the garden they had a large screen that would show updates of the Atlantis launch and previous launches. At night this is so spectacular, they will use very dramatic light show that light up all of the features on the rockets. These light are the highest technology that NASA has to offer. The blue and orange lights will light up the engine compartments making it look like the engines are actually lit up. You will see the famous rockets such as the Redstone, Atlas, and Titan all of which were the first rockets that NASA put into outer space. You can then also see the first Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo capsules that the Astronauts had to live in for all of their space missions.

When you enter through the gates you will see one of the large shuttles and rocket boosters at the entrance. Inside you will see the “Hubble Space Telescope” which will allow you to see the best images that they have taken with the Hubble Telescope Exhibition. This telescope is viewing nebulas and galaxies that are orbiting 350 miles above the earth and this is the most powerful telescope known to man. This is included in the price of admission.

You will have several showings during the “Eye of the Universe” and there is also the "IMAX Space Station 3D". Along with this you will be allowed to see the “Hubble 3D” and “Space station 3D” all of which is included in the price of admission. If you purchase an additional ticket you can get into see the “Transformers: Dark Of the Moon”. The Star Trek Live is also showing but does not need any additional tickets. You will also be able to have an encounter with and Astronaut Show.

They have a walk through building that is called: “Exploration Space: Explorers Wanted” with live shows every thirty minutes. This will allow you to have interactive experiences and live shows and see large scale presentations of all of NASA’s equipment. This area will let you see that there is more to NASA than just high tech gadgets. The main show is called “Explorers Wanted” and runs every thirty minutes. You will get to see the “Robot Scouts” and there will also be an opportunity to have a photo taken with a spaceperson. One of the other things is in the IMAX west pavilion is the LEGO “Build the Future” Event.

Don’t be overwhelmed with everything that you see, that is why I said it is better if you go on one of the tours, because they will guide you through the whole NASA program falicities. There are plenty of places to shop and eat, such as the Orbit café (which serves more than just snacks). Inside of the main building you will also see all of the early space exploration which will highlight the Mercury and Gemini space programs. Next to this facility you will be able to go into the Dr. Kurt H. Debus Conference center. This is a state of the art event facility looking out over the rocket garden. This is also included in the price of one admission ticket.

The main part of the Kennedy Space Center is the "Apollo/Saturn Visitor Center", which houses several exhibits and tributes to all of the astronauts and all of the machines that helped them achieve their objectives. They also have all of the Apollo treasures gallery that such things as Alan Shepard’s spacesuit, and a collection of different gear and moon walk suits and emergency repair books and check lists. Again all of these exhibits are included in the price of one admission ticket.

Another thing that is included in the price of your ticket is you get to visit the "Space Shuttle Plaza" which exhibit’s a full size shuttle replica. You are able to walk inside of the cargo bay and walk into the area behind where the pilot and co-pilot sit. Along side this shuttle you will be able to walk all the way underneath the body of the shuttle and get a close look at the booster rockets and external fuel tanks. You can also experience the space shuttle launch experience and experience the sounds of a real liftoff and mission sounds.

As you walk around the facility you will be able to see the "Astronaut Space Mirror Memorial". This was dedicated in 1991 by George Bush and Congress. All of the fallen astronauts from the space shuttle Columbia, Challenger, and Apollo and inscribed in this. Just to give you an idea at how big this is, it is 42.6’ high x 50’ wide, and is made of black granite.

If your kids are not amazed by all of this, NASA has built a "Children’s Play Dome" for all Junior Astronauts. My daughter went inside and she got to climb a moon, rock wall, lift off in a spacecraft, and crawl through rocket tunnels and slide to the base of a moon. There is only one stipulation for your child to be able to go into this dome and that is that they must be 48” or taller to enter. No extra tickets are needed for this exhibit.

Another facility that is part of NASA, but is separate from KSC, is the "Astronaut Hall of Fame". This is open from 12 to 7 p.m. everyday. This has all of the collections of rare artifacts and tributes and all of the astronauts accomplishments. There is also a G-force trainer, that will show all of the pressures that the astronauts put their bodies through during liftoff and re-entry. As you walk the hall of the hall of fame, they also have a “Science On a Sphere” exhibit, which allows you to see a different view of earth from outer space. This shows all different types of weather conditions, such as hurricanes and a three dimensional view as the earth turns.

After all of this you and your kids will probably be a little hungry. So, they have strategically place several different kinds of eateries throughout the complex, (10 to be exact) and they are: Orbit Café, Shuttle Launch Experience Snacks, Coffee/Snacks shop, Milky Way, Snack Port, G-Force Grill, inside the Rocket Garden they have Sonny’s Bar-B-Q, a shuttle launch experience tent (this also has Sonny’s Bar-B-Q), Mila Tent, and a Moon Rock Café located in the main Apollo/Saturn V Center. Just to let you know that this is not included in the price of admission so take your wallet.

Conclusion
After spending all day at NASA, we learned a lot and the grounds are efficiently clean and the bathrooms are kept up to the NASA standards. There was enough wildlife on site, we even saw a live alligator in the pond around the Memorial. Everything was beautiful and clean, if you have any problems with anything they had enough staff to tend to your needs. At the end of the day, before you leave is the best time to do a little shopping, so that you do not have to carry your packages all throughout the whole day. All of the souvenirs’ are not cheap, but there are plenty of them to go around. If for some unknown reason, you do not see something in the space shop then you might be able to find it on their website. They do have different stuff on line that they do not have on site. The website is
http://www.kennedyspacecenter.com/.

You really need to take your family to see the KSC at least once in your lifetime, but this is so big that it may take you a couple of visits to absorb it all. Five stars for cleanliness and being very informative and efficient. You will not be dissatisfied with your day at the Kennedy Space Center. There is a lot more but you would have to believe it to see it.

Recommended:
Yes

Best Suited For: Families
Best Time to Travel Here: Mar - May]]>
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<![CDATA[ Amaze Your Friends And Save The Environment With a Robomow RL855 Automatic Lawnmower]]> Warning! This Product Review May be Healthy For You And The Environment. This may also make you the talk of your neighborhood.

This mower from “Friendly Robotics RL855” is for the environmentally conscious people and the more intelligent ones. Mowing your lawn may be tedious so you may as well have a little fun doing it. Just because you have a robot that cuts your lawn does not mean that you are lazy, it just means that you are a little smarter than everyone else. You can do more with you time other than following a lawn mower around for a couple of hours. This will allow you more free time to have a beer or just watch passer by’s look in amazement as they see this marvel in action. This will give you a perfectly manicured lawn and you will never have to pick up any clippings. They have thought of everything to give you more free time for your family to let you go to the show or out to dinner. This is also a lot safer than traditional models, because if you try and lift this up to see underneath an alarm will sound and the mower will automatically stop. This also has sensors located in the bumper, and another one to detect lifting, a child lock device, and a lot more. By the use of the fine mulching technique that this has, it will give you a lot healthier looking lawn. All of the nutrients that are in grass clippings, will go right back into the lawn. Of course, this will not do the weed whacking but it will get pretty close to do the edge all the way around the yard and other obstacles. This virtually means that you will no longer have to purchase any more gas, oil, and there is no emissions, and the sound will never bother your neighbors.

When my wife told me to go out and buy a self propelled lawn mower, and don't come back without one. I set out to find where there was any. So I started looking at Wal-Mart, Super-Kmart, Sears, and Menards ETC. They all wanted so much for them. And that is why I started looking at the dealers in my neighborhood. When I walked into the Jim’s Repair Service, I saw this strange looking contraption with no handle or cord. It was yellow and black and only had three wheels. This caught me off guard, so I proceeded to ask questions about it. I later found that they sell these at places such as Sears and other big retailers for a lot more. This particular model will sell at Sears for a mere $1800.00, but at Jim’s repair service, I traded my old one in and only ended up paying $640.00 out the door.



I have purchased both the Toro Imow and the Robomower RL500 from Friendly Robotics. But, now it is time that I traded up to the better model which is the Robomower RL855, I have discovered that they are exactly the same with the exception that they are two different colors and the circuitry that is inside. These mowers are fully automatic and once you set them up, all you have to do is drive them around and then put them away when you are done. I guess when people don't really understand how to set their yards up, the most important thing to remember is that if this is not done right they will have all kinds of trouble. I think that is why Toro quit making them.

I have owned them now for 10 years and I don't know why they are not giving some kind of rebate from the government. It seems to me that if there are more of these types of lawn mowers in service than hybrid cars and they get a rebate at the end of the year why can't we get one for owning one of these types of mowers. They are better for the air and don't need gas or oil.

What a difference a dealer makes. When I stepped into this one, he knew all about it. They told me everything that I wanted to know. They even gave me a demonstration. I found out that the most difficult thing about this mower is staking out your yard with the perimeter wire for the very first time. All of this might seem overwhelming at first. But, after watching the video that they have on line, all of this will makes a lot more sense. It is so simple that my fourteen year old son was able to set up my yard all by himself.

Why To Buy
One of the main reasons that I decided to buy this one is because that it is environmentally friendly. There is no gas or oil to fool with. It is quieter than a hand held hair dryer. Plus the cost is less than a self propelled model. This model was only $640.00 the regular walk behind one is six hundred. With all this and more in mind I decided to buy this one. You really never have to pick this one up because there is a type of game controller that sits on top of the mower. If you ever have to pick it up it only weighs about 78lbs. this includes the battery. If you take the battery out if you have to lift it, this makes it even lighter. This mower comes with a very durable plastic shell that wipes off with a damp cloth. Even though this has a thick shell don't under any circumstances get the game pad wet. You can not use a hose to rinse this even in a light manner on the tires. But, don’t even try and spray the back bottom of the tires, by slowly rolling the mower forward to clean the wheels off. But, if you have a dog you will see why you have to clean off the wheels from time to time. You will need to just use a stick to clean this unit off.

This also is a green as far as no emissions is being generated while being used. Even the sound can be as low as 65db. Regular lawnmowers put out stuff that cam trigger asthma and respiratory attacks, but not this mower. Not even so much as a puff of dust will get into the air.

Description and Features
This mower will more than double the amount of grass that it can cut. This will cut up to 10,700sqft of yard, that is more than double its cousin RL550. This is yellow with black bumpers in color and is 35” L x 26” W x 12.5” H in size. The Robomower RL855 weighs 78LBS (includes the battery). There are two types of three blades located underneath, there is a high cut blade (1.75 - 3.25” grass height), and (1-2.5” grass height). I have had no problem with this cutting any kind of grass at any height. These three blades will cut 21” path and it will cut 6” outside of the wheels. If you are worried about severe inclines, this can cut up to 15 degrees slopes. The body of the unit is UV protected and durable to an extent when it comes to all weather conditions. This has a illuminated LCD panel display with audio. Some models have rain sensors, and all of them have easy to use pop up menus. This gives you a patent grass cycling (mulching) that no other mower has. There are no tools needed to change the snap on blades. There are three 150 watt motors that turn the blades at a rate of 5800 rpm each. As far as the noise that this makes it is guaranteed not to go above 90db. This also has a theft control and a disabling system. The battery that comes with this unit is a drop and go 24 volt battery (this is actually 2 x 17 AH sealed lead acid maintenance free batteries). It will take an initial 20 hours to charge your new battery.

Experience
First you have to decide where you want to put the signal box. We decided that it would be best suited in the backyard. That way it would be safe and out of sight. Then every three feet you have to put a stake. You also can connect the front and backyard together, by splicing the wire together. You also need to keep the wire at least fourteen inches away from any obstacles. This mower also has rubber bumpers that have sensors built in. Just in case it bumps into something it will automatically shut down and turn around. It is so sensitive that if it would run into your dog that it will stop safely. 

The set-up is fairly simple. It just takes a lot of time to stake out your yard. All you have to do is stretch out the wire by the edge of your yard and start putting a stake about every 3' more or less. It really depends on how straight your yard is. Sometimes you will have to use more stakes if you are going around a lot of stuff. You may also have to buy more wire and stakes to finish. Then in a couple of weeks the grass will grow up over the wire and it will be hardly noticeable.

If you go around trees and bushes in the middle of the yard just follow the edge and come straight in till you reach the tree or shrub and stay away about 12" to start and then you go all the way around and come back right next to the wire that you laid when you first approached. You can do your front and back at the same time that way you will not have to move the perimeter box at all. This box sends a weak signal with the use of 3 C-batteries. This signal goes all the way through the wire to keep the mower in the yard. After you set up your yard and have charged up the mower for 24 hours then put the mower in the middle of the yard. Then hit the calibrate button and the mower should rotate 3 times. The mower is using onboard navigation, if you wanted to you can do other yards as well without recalibrating again. As long as you don't go out of a 100 mile radius of the original calibration you should not have to recalibrate again.

The mower will last about 2-1/2 to 5 hours on a charge. There is a feature that will allow you to pick which amount of time that you need. You can use one box for the whole yard if you connect the wires properly. I usually cut my front yard one day and the back the next day. It will go around all obstacles as long as you keep the wire at least fourteen inches away. If you do this it will run perfectly. This mower will need to be calibrated first, then it will ask you if you want to skip the edge? Just don't push the go button and the mower will start cutting the edge. If you want to save a little time you can skip the edge. The wheels do have an adjustment if you want different desired heights. The mower has a built in compass that is accurate within one hundred miles. As long as you don't leave the area you will not have to recalibrate it. There is also a feature that will tell you the battery voltage and the inside temperature of the mower.


When this is done the mower will proceed to cut the edge of your yard once or twice. When it is finished it will start cutting your yard, it will never cut the same path twice. At first it will look kind of choppy. But, let it finish, when it is done you will have a beautifully manicured yard. Yes, you will still have to do some weed-whacking. This is not the fastest way to cut your grass but it sure is the neatest and easiest way. If your looking for speed then don't buy this. But, if you want to use your time more wisely, then this one is for you.

There are a lot of nice features with this and the first one is that there is no changing of any oil. The blades last for quite a while(a couple of years), so you don't have to change them that often, these are just like the larger ones if they get dull they will not perform well. This is the only time that you should have to lift the unit. Other than changing the blades, you should never have to lift the unit other than maybe if you cut a lot of wet grass then of course the grass will build up underneath. If this happens then just tilt the mower up and just scrape the underside with a stick (never spray this unit with water). Usually though, the 3 blades are small and cut the grass so fine that you will not see any clippings. They are approximately 8" long. I have a fairly good size yard so I cut the front one day and the next day I cut the back.

This unit comes with a perimeter switch which sends a signal through a thin wire and will tell you if the batteries are bad and if the line is cut. I have had this happen not to worry though, it is a tedious problem to fix using a spare piece of wire and a small knife you can use it as a jumper wire and it will stop beeping when you have found the cut. Just splice it back together with a wire nut and some electrical tape and you are on your way. This signal will keep the mower inside of certain areas that you want it to stay. Make sure that you take care of this switch because to replace it, it will cost you about $80.00 to replace.

The prices range from to $1,800.00 up to $3000.00 depending if you get the docking station. The more expensive models come with a docking station but you will need a little more room to keep you mower. I do not have much space to keep mine so that is why I bought this model. It does a superb job. I do get a lot of on lookers and dogs that like to watch. A lot of bike riders and cars drive real slow to see what the heck it is doing. I like to dress mine up a little and have a little fun with people, so I put some eyeballs on it and dressed it up for Halloween. I put a ghost on it and watched it go floating around the yard. Don't have to worry about someone stealing it because they would have to know where the perimeter switch is, plus this new one has a code that you can set to prevent any theft.

Just remember that this one is one that you will never have to lift. Just drive it to the location where you want it to start. By using the pad located on the top it is readily accessible and pulls out with ease. When it is done all you have to do is drive it back to where you charge it up for the night. Another thing that is important is, they don't tell you that you should plug it into a spot where it is on it's own power source. This takes away from the charging capabilities. In other words it will not charge properly.

The other important thing that this mower needs to run, is the perimeter switch. This mower can not run without it. This switch is made up of gray plastic about 8 or 9 inches in length. It comes with a stake that you can mount the switch on if you wish. Or you can mount it permanently somewhere else. Just keep it out of the rain or cover it with plastic so it does not get wet. It takes three C batteries to operate. The switch will send a signal through the perimeter wire to keep the mower where it is supposed to stay. If it goes across the line it will stop and change directions. It will also never cut the same path twice. There are three lights on this box and will show you when the wire is cut or the batteries are low or that a signal is being sent. Any one of these will cause the mower not to start.

Maintenance
The maintenance on this mower is very simple. After each use just remove the loose clippings, charge the battery and check the bumpers. After every fifty hours of use check the lift off switch. And after 150 hours of use change the blades. There are also drainage holes that need to be checked periodically. Plus if you ever have to replace the battery please dispose of it in the proper place. It just lifts out of the holding spot with ease. When the blades need attending to all you have to do is unscrew them. There are three of them about 8 inches long.

Safety Features
There are a lot of safety features such as: Child Guard- you can lock the mower up, Lift sensor- this will have an audible message when lifted, sensor equipped bumpers- anytime that it hits (usually within 1 second) anything it will stop and turn the other direction. An Emergency stop switch-A red button located at the top in the center, push and will stop within 1 second. Automatic mode Recognition- This will only operate in the manual when the controller is in its holder on the mower. A two step operator presence control- it takes two fingers with independent actions to activate the manual operation. An Electronically controlled charging system-This allows you to keep the charger connected at all times without over charging. A Sealed power pack-the battery is completely sealed so no leakage plus there is a one time use fuse. in the event of a short circuit or power malfunction. A Perimeter switch and perimeter wire- You cannot operate this mower without either of these. There is also an automatic off switch which will activate after 5 hours of continuous operation. An Over-current monitoring protection- Each of the wheels and blades are monitored continuously during operation for any overheating.

Make sure that other adults or children don't operate this mower alone until they are properly trained. If they are not they could get seriously hurt. When preparing this mower for operation the safety precautions should have top priority. This mower has a child proof guard and an automatic blade shutoff. Plus a crossing the perimeter wire switch, and a perimeter switch power loss. Just in case you are wondering, Yes you can operate this mower manually. By using the game pad located on the top, you just use it like a joy stick.

Warranty
The warranty on this is pretty good. It has a 2 year on the body and its components and 1 year on the battery. I have not had to use and they have expired. If I need anything there is a web site that I can go to. The site is http://www.friendlyrobotics.com/ . The manual is your most important friend in this case. If you follow the directions you should have no problems. This product has lasted me a very long time. Usually when you pay this much for something this expensive and with a reputable name on it you would think that you would get a better warranty. I sure hope it lasts. The only thing is that if you have to ship it, you have to pay for the shipping costs. Also if you use it in more than one location that voids the warranty. If you need any warranty work done then contact the customer service department. There is a big plus in all of this. And that is if for any reason that you are not satisfied you can return it for a full refund. Just remember that you must follow all of the maintenance procedures to keep the warranty in tact. The warranty does not cover the cost regular maintenance or parts. Also if you alter or change any electrical parts the warranty is no good.

I personally know that the service department will help you the best way that they can. I have called them and told them the problem that I was having and had no problem getting help. For instance, they to stake out the yard every three feet. Yet they send you 500 feet of wire. In my books that calculates to about 150 pegs that they should have included in the package. I only got 50. Hardly enough to do my whole yard. So I had to pay for another set of pegs. That is when I told them that it was not right to tell people that. So they are supposed be sending me another fifty pegs.

Winter Storage
When the mower gets done, it automatically shuts down. Also if it should get a low battery signal, it will still have enough juice left to get it back to the charging station. An important thing to know is when you store this for the winter they suggest that you put the battery somewhere so that it does not get damaged from the cold.


Conclusion
if you remember that this basically runs only when the perimeter switch is on you will be ok. A lot of care should also be taken to keep the on board navigation system clean and dry. I would highly recommend this mower to every hard working man or woman that just does not have the time to spare to cut grass. I have yet to have this mower go outside of the perimeter that I have set up. The best thing is that the elderly will love it. Overall I would give it 5 stars.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Make Those Weeds Go Away With Ortho; Dial-N-Spray; Hose-End Sprayer]]>
Description
I have seen this magical container come in a 32 ounce size bottles. Each bottle weighs approximately 7.9 ounces. The product that goes inside is usually in a concentrated liquid form and is a blue in color. There is enough of this product in one 32 ounce bottle to make to cover a small yard. You should be able to cover approximately 20 square feet for every 2 gallons of this concentrate. The best benefit of using this liquid in this way, is the fact of this being concentrated.


Warning
If you were to get this in your eyes or on your skin, you will need to rinse thoroughly. If you were to get this in your eyes or on your skin it could cause slight irritation. If you happen to swallow any of this do not induce vomiting call the poison control center. This product could cause nausea, and mild vomiting along with mild irritation to the throat, mouth, esophagus and stomach. If you happen to also inhale a substantial amount you will also need to contact poison control center. If this were to be inhaled you could possibly get an upper respiratory tract irritation. The usual route of entry into the body is by swallowing, through the skin, through the nose and eyes. This is also a non-combustible liquid.

If you have to store this for a long period, you should clean it out and then do store it in a cool place and also make sure that you rinse any garden tools that you may have used to help spray this on. If you happen to grab any tool with the residue from this sprayer on them you could possibly inadvertently get it in places that will irritate you at a later date. 



What should this do for you?
This should do a lot of things for you when you start to see weeds or need to fertilize your yard this will help out tremendously. If you are transplanting new flowers or vegetables into a different container or in a garden, you should be careful not to over spray them. This should help your grass grow twice as big when you are using just regular water alone. Depending on what type of spray that you put into this container will depend on what you can control. This also will help your grass whether it is young or old to transform into beautiful and blooming and fruitful green looking yard. You should also get more brilliant and more green looking yards. This can be used to kill weeds, insects, for fertilizers, and disease control sprays.  As long as you use this as directed there should be no ill effects such as burnout or any harmful results by using this on any freshly seeded yards. This should also help you in the feeding department, you will not have to feed your grass for a length of 7 to 14 days at regular intervals. There is very little mixing and measuring, all you have to do is mix two ounces, to 2 gallons of water, this does not have to be cold water, it can be warm if you prefer. I have used this either way. Make sure that you soak all of the surrounding soil so that the plant will get a good dosing of the solution that is in the container.

Experience
The first thing that you have to do is make sure that you set the dial (depending on how much that you want to come out with the water will depend on where you will need to set the dial) to the right amount so that it does not empty out within a few  minutes of starting. Then you fill the container with the mixture that you have chosen. The next thing that you will have to do is connect this to your garden hose, while you have the hose stretched out to the furthest point. Make sure that you rotate the spray nozzle to point downward and in a 20' to 25' spray area. Then turn the water on and squeeze the trigger and start spraying while walking backwards. You will need to spray in a fanning motion while you are walking backwards.

There is only a few things that you should know when using this Ortho Dial and Spray. As I soon found out, no matter what size yard that you have for your needs, you will need to pick a fertilizer or weed killer that will effectively diminish any weeds that you may have. Once you have chosen the right product that will work for you, fill the container with two ounces of you product with water and spray on your yard or your garden. This will help in stimulating the roots of your grass and plants and get them going in the right direction. This is kind of like waking your plants and grass up and telling it that, it is time to grow. I have found that the best time to apply this liquid to your yards is about every 7 to ten days, or every other week to be safe. Every year we do this the same way and our yard looks greener than all of our neighbors yards.
 
There are a few things that you should also consider if you want to make this successful. These are, you will have to make sure that you have the proper watering, and before watering each time make sure that the soil is dry to the touch before adding more of this liquid to your grass. In addition to all of this, don't forget that sooner or later you may have to feed your yard again and Ortho does have the proper food or weed and feed for all yards. The most important thing to remember is that you will need to make sure that your soil is in good condition every year for the most excellent results.

Conclusion
If you are having trouble with your yard staying alive all summer long, I have found this to be the miracle cure for all of my problems. The only time that we really have to worry is when we go in vacation. But, for the most part, this stuff will take care of all of your yards. If you can’t use all of the contents, then don’t let the rest go to waste, you can simply give it to a friend for their yard. The container when empty is reusable, and if you do have some of this product left you can just pour it in a place out of the way. At least this is what I have done with any that I have left over. The product that you purchase should have an amount on the outside of the container on how much you should mix with water. Hopefully, you will have a green yard this summer.


Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Make Your PC life Easier With a Targus 3 Button Optical USB Laptop Mouse]]>
The benefits of using a laser or USB cord, would allow the PC user more of an accurate movement, more of a pin point stopping power, and a higher reaction speed, in the way that the curser would react to the movement of your hand. Along with the comfort that the mouse offered in the way that it sits in your hand, this mouse allows less dust and debris from collecting inside of the mouse. Now-a-days, you have track balls and laser mice that are a lot more accurate and are made to protect the surface of your desk. To help fix some scratching problems, they have coated the steel ball inside of the mouse with a rubber coating and made all different thicknesses types of pads to choose from or they make them with a laser. This mouse from the Targus company is made from an all plastic and uses a USB cord to attach to your lap top or net book. This is made in China and only costs $8.99 and you can get this at Best Buy, unless you get lucky enough to get one of these for free with the purchase of one of the carry cases.
 
Description
This particular brand has all types of looks, but this one is black in color. This can be used with just about all different types of computers or laptops, this has a very smooth bottom that will help prevent the mouse from sticky moving around. The top side is really slick and allows the mouse to fit into your hand comfortably and slide all over the place with ease. It is also very flexible to allow you to store this any place to keep the desk free of obstacles when not in use. Even if you try and push or slide this mouse on the desk top it will slide and not stick. You do not have to physically pick this up to get it to move.   This comes with a 5' USB cord. Three operation buttons, a scroll wheel, and a 800 dpi optical sensor. You will need to have the minimum requirements of windows 7, 2000, XP, windows vista, mac os, v10.4 or later, and an USB port.

Experience
I was using a wired mouse and I was tired of moving it from side to side because I did not have enough work area for my mouse to slide around, so I decided to purchase a USB connected mouse. This one from Targus was just what the doctor ordered. This is really light and thin and you could not break this one if you tried. My old one always slid with a simple push or accidental nudge. This is made of a hard plastic material that will not allow the dust to collect on the bottom of the mouse. My mouse works excellent and you will notice a positive difference when you put your mouse on top of its pad. A quicker response with this mouse was the first thing that I noticed, the second thing that I noticed was the fact that I had a more pin point and precision accuracy when it came to stopping where I needed it to stop. I did not know that having a nice sleek design would result in a better acting mouse. This is also washable if it does get a little dirty or something gets spilled on it, by just taking a damp cloth to wipe it off. This is so nice that they made it ergonomically designed for a easy fit in your hand. This also has a USB plug and play to connection a lot easier, also the optical sensor makes for perfect response. This is also comes with a one year limited warranty.

Conclusion
If you value your desk I would highly recommend getting some kind of a mouse pad to protect it. So, why not get the cheapest thing that you can find, and Targus has made it really easy for you to do this. This has lasted me for quite a while and it has went through several droppings and not even fallen apart yet. No fraying of the wire and the base is still in one piece. The slickness of the bottom side is still intact and still moves very easily at all. You can bet your bottom dollar that this is probably going to last several years because I have had this for over a year. Five start for durability and usefulness.





Recommended:
Yes

Amount Paid (US$): 8.99]]>
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<![CDATA[ Make Your Road Trip Easy With Living Essentials Extra Strength 5-Hour Energy Drink]]>
Where we live in Indiana there hundred shops that sell this drink all over the place. There are a lot of them that are tied to other stores such as right next to a gas station or even inside of them. These are usually right next to a gas station. I have tried other brands of energy drinks, but 5-hour energy is what we like. We have even tried the Red Bull energy drink, which is okay but very high priced. The small drinks are twice the price and sometimes they are not as fresh as the 5-hour ones, or as cold. This drink is a low calorie and will improve your alertness for at least one hour after drinking it.

This has helped in long road trips and times of a lot of stress. This will not make you jittery and it will wake you up. This will stimulate your metabolism, and also tastes great. This is not carbonated and only has a little bit of fizz when you drink it. This also tastes a lot better when chilled or drink as soon as you purchase it.

Ingredients
Purified water, natural and artificial flavors, sucralose, potassium, sodium benzoate and EDTA. This also contains phenylketonurics which has phenylalanine

Nutritional Facts
This product has 2 ounces per bottle and 40mg of niacin, 40mg of vitamin B6, 400mcg of folic acid, 500mg of vitamin B12, and 18mg of sodium. What makes up the energy blend of this product is: taurine, glucomic acid, malic acid, N-acetyl, l-tyrosine,  l-phenylalanine, caffeine, citicoline.

Experience
I have notice that not all of the store have the same prices and they also don't have the same items. The prices vary from store to store, but not by much. Most of the grocery stores have specials each day, where you can purchase these buy one get one free. We are always getting coupons in the mail giving us a discount on this drink. That saves us a little bit of money. Most of the stores that we have stopped at are very clean. A lot of times if you keep your eyes you can find a coupon for a dollar off, which really saves you quite a bit of money when you travel.


Most of the stores sell several different flavors (which are pomegranate, grape, berry, lemon lime, orange, decafe, extra strength regular and berry extra strength). There are so many items that I cannot tell you about all of them. Just that you will not be disappointed. Usually when we are in drive through a town and need a pick me up and we do not have any problem getting coffee, but that just makes us need to go the bathroom.  There are times that they have contests to win a free drink if you frequent a place often. The drink sits well on your stomach and does not run through you. The drinks are usually fresh and not out dated, if there is a problem with them the will replace it.

Conclusion
I would probably rate this a 7 out of ten scale. We have given them to the mail man and other public servants as a gift for good service, and they really appreciate the offer. Everyone can use a nice drink in the summer as a pick me up. My wife has even gotten these for short road trips and they do come in handy. If you have not tried this 5-hour energy drink before, try and find one of the stores that sell this and I don't think that you will be dissatisfied with the product or prices.


Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ I'm Sold!]]> Yep, no joke.

Now, we haven't got time to hear about a disaster, do we? But what to do to salvage the situation other than to call the plumber and painter in, right? So, I did.

The only problem right there and then is that I've got an open house in 3 days! Miracles are in order!
Got the workers in and in the Chinese style, we got it cheap too! We are talking about labor in Canada, folks. Not Asia or China. So, that's cheap! After my constant nagging, I've nothing better to do those few days since I've to be there in the house to oversee & "navigate" the situation, we were finally ready. 

Except, the paint was still wet and the smell of the paint was fresh!
What to do? I'd have been bombarded with a lot of questions if not for Febreze! Some angel told me to go get Febreze from the mart and to spray the affected rooms with it. Yep, the story doesn't end with the paint but that's for another day, hehe...



Febreze, here it comes! Within 24 hours, I believe the smell of paint was down to the minimum as no one actually asked about paint! Not even the agent. So, the day is saved by Febreze!

Go Febreze, Go!!! I never knew it could be this good!!!



P.S. If you have dogs or pets at home, or you need the carpet to smell clean so that you can impress your girlfriend, you know you need Febreze!!! ;-)

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<![CDATA[ Fresh as air freshener!]]> My first trial was one from Kokubo that's anti-mosquito and since I was living in China when I first got hold of this Japanese product, it was a real good one especially I did used it in the bedroom. The scent is nice, just like air freshener!

I just got the second one for anti-insect yesterday from City Super (a supermarket in Hong Kong). Apparently, Sasa sells it as well although I haven't check it out at their stores. I did google for it and found it on Sasa.com so for those in the U.S., it's good news for you, if you need one of these. I just discovered that there can be quite a bit of insects in Hong Kong in the summer months, something new to me! And, especially since I live by the seashore, you can imagine what's it like if my windows should be opened! For now, they stay shut in the night!

For those who are going camping, this is certainly a great one to have in your tent!



I'm happy with the brand and am testing out the one for anti-insect right now. It costs some HK$48 (around US$6) a bottle and last for at least 45 days. The beauty of it is that there is a cap on this one so you won't have to use it when you don't need to. The bottle can be sealed again and reuse at some later date (esp. if you just take it along for camping!). 

Interestingly enough, I never knew such products exist until recently. I knew there's those awful smelling insect-repellent where you spray on the insect and then there is air freshener. But, one that combines the two? Wow, only the Japanese can come up with something like this!

I also noted that Kokubo has some 41 products listed for sale on Sasa.com and some of it are a novelty. Check them out if you're interested: click here.]]>
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<![CDATA[ See you, See Me, Adjustable Back Seat Baby Monitor Mirror]]>
Description
This mirror is only 6" wide and 2" from the top to the bottom and about ½" thick, and only weighs 3.7 ounces. All of this whole mirror is one piece and has a 2” locking suction cup attached to the back. This will help you see your child in any direction without turning your head very much. The nice thing about this mirror is that this does not require batteries to operate properly, only a nice clean place to let it stick too. This mirror also has a locking lever, this will allow you to lock the suction cup in place so that it will not come loose in transit. The locking lever also will you to release the suction cup from what ever you are attaching it too. There is a 6-way ball, that the mirror is attached to, to let you have a multitude of angles to see your loved one in the back seat. The mirror that is attached to the front of this unit is not made of glass, it is made of plastic for safety reasons.

Experience
We have used this for several years and it has always done an excellent job. This has given us a perfect vision of our children for several hours while we are driving on long trips. When we were finished with our trip we would take this into the house and use it in the computer room to see if anyone is coming up to the front of the house. This does not need to be moistened to get it to stick. A clean dry surface is all that is needed to get this to stay in place. Once we were done this unit would go back to the spot where it was in the car. Each time that we would finish a long road trip, we would take this back in the house and reuse this over and over again.

Because this mirror is light, if you accidentally leave this in the sun light too long, the mirrors outer body will start to fade. Our children being so small and really did not understand that a road trip is supposed to be a happy trip and that quiet is of the most important thing while driving. If you should not use this for awhile then this should be put away after each use, to keep it in good shape for the next time. You will enjoy this immensely, just knowing that your children are happy while you are on the road, this will make you headache free. Our youngest grandchild has given us a run for our money, but we have yet to give into a one year old. We do have older children that can get a little upity in the car and even bored in the car while we are on a trip and this helps up keep an eye on them, but they continue to still play around and continue giving us a run for our money.

The manufacturer says that this is good for children of any age. But, I have found the older that your child gets the more bored they will soon get and the more that you will have to keep an eye on them. The funny thing of this mirror is that they forget that it is even in the car and you can catch them doing a lot of stuff that they are not supposed to be doing. This will only last for a little while, maybe just a couple of years. Until your child has learned how to be disciplined while in the car on long road trips. This mirror has given us years of use and this will come in handy for years to come.

Conclusion
As long as you do not expect miracles out of this mirror this should last forever, when teaching your child to learn to sit quiet and they will begin to tow the line. This is excellent for starting off and then who knows this may lead to solving more difficult child problems.
If you are having trouble seeing your child and trying to teach them proper automobile manors while you are driving, you may want to give this learning See Me mirror from the Sunshine Kids a try. You can find this at most any place that sells toys, but we found ours at Toys R Us on clearance sale for only $3.99. I have seen these at all major appliance stores such as Meijer’s, Target, and K-Mart for just about the same price.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Get More Power Use a CyberPower Mobile Power Inverter]]>
Description
The 150 watt AC mobile power by Cyber Power is a little different than most because it only weighs 11.5 ounces, compared to my old one which is 2lb 3 ounces. This power inverter stands about 6" tall x an egg shaped 3" in size, a considerable amount smaller than my old one. CyberPower has placed three outlets in the top surface, one of them is a regular household outlet in the upper center and on the upper right side of the top surface there is a USB connection and in the lower top center there is a place for a regular adapter and you can use all three at one time. Coming out from the center front bottom there is a tangle free cord the you can plug into the car accessory to allow you to use your mobile devices.

On the bottom side of this ac power adapter unit you have a metal vent that covers a vent fan to keep this unit cool while in use. Four screws hold this screen in place and can be taken out when there is a need to clean out the inside of this unit. The outer surface of this adapter has a nice satin gloss black finish and the top and bottom is a gray in color. You will need no batteries for this unit because it operates off of the automobiles power. This ac adapter  can be used for both a laptop, net book, ipod, cell phones and a lot more.

Experience
The first thing that you will need to know is that, you have to have a car to plug this into because this will not plug into a wall outlet. You will also need some sort of way to lock this in place while it is in the car. It will not matter in some cars, but in mine this seems to fall over a lot and roll around. To clean this you should also use a cleaning cloth to keep this from being scratched up, because if you use something else you are liable to scratch the surface of the unit.


This adapter is so simple to start up the hardest thing that you have to do is to enjoy it after you plug it in. It is so simple that they do not even give you a manual, if you wish to get a manual you will have to go to the CyberPower website to get one. What little instructions that they do give you is on the inside of the inner package that this ac adapter comes packaged in. Once you take this out of the package the only three things that you have to do to get this working is plug the tangle free cord into the accessory slot the is connected to your car battery, this is usually located in the center of your console.

This first thing that you should notice is how quiet that this unit is while using any of your devices, and then you will see how cool that this unit stays unlike the larger units that you have used in the past. You will also notice that this  will plug into airplanes and autos equally.  We  have used this for mp3 players, dvd players, cell phones and ipods, lap top and mini net books. You do not have to worry about this having enough power to charge all of your devices, because the unit uses your car battery to run this power adapter. This is small enough and it does not take up much room, you will be able to keep this working no matter if you store it in a drawer or underneath the desk in a hideaway drawer.

From time to time you may have to replace the fuse that is located inside of the power plug. To replace the fuse, all you have to do is to unplug the power plug then unscrew the very end where the metal prong is at, to get at the fuse. This will take the old style cylindrical glass 15 amp fuse. I have yet to have to replace this fuse since I purchased this unit. I have been using this for about one year now.

Other options and features
There are several other features that you should know about, and they are the fact that this will allow you to run just about any household item that you can plug into any outlet you can plug into this. This will sit in the upright position on your console and it looks like a black cup of coffee. This unit will allow you to plug in many mobile devices and consumer electronics. Also the unit will operate some medical equipment such as non-vital medical equipment, tire pumps, and some emergency lights.

A couple of other features that this has, is a built in surge protection, USB charging port, automatic shut down, 2 in 1 connector, and a built in splitter, tangle free cord, convenient vertical mounting, power surge LED and a two year warranty. With this unit you should have no problem keeping things intact and working properly.

Some of the input electrical specs are votage-10.5Vdc-15.5Vdc, current 12A max, plug type 12Vdc auto (cigarette). The output specs are continuous watts-120, watts-peak 150, on battery voltage 120vac, on battery frequency 60Hz, on battery wave form simulated sine wave, outlet type- 12Vdc auto (cigarette), USB charge port-5Vdc, this is certified by ROHS compliant.


Conclusion
I am having so much fun knowing that I can finish my work on the road and that I can touch the bottom of this unit with the ease, I can run my finger across the bottom and see that there is hardly any heat being projected out. The price for this was just a little on the high side but well worth it. The performance  of the unit is outstanding and the quietness of the motor is very pleasant. Cyber Power has really out done itself this time, I have used several of their other items and have never been this impressed with a product as I am with this one. If you take a chance I can guarantee that you will not be dissatisfied with this adapter.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Expect More and Get More From Logitech Z515 Wireless Speakers.]]>  
Description
This has two speakers located behind a wire mesh to protect them from getting damaged. It is black in color and only weighs 1 pound 5.2 ounces and the dimensions are (side to side) 10” x 4.5” (top to bottom) x 2” (front to back). This uses a nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) batteries, and if it no longer holds a charge you will definitely have to replace this with same type. This is not like the normal batteries, this one has a three pin wire connector on the end, just like batteries in the cordless phones that you may have around the house does. There is a big door on the back that will act as a stand when you open it, and this is also the battery cover. You can also store the USB wireless adapter in here when not in use.

On the front you will see two LED indicator lights, one will tell you power/battery-life, the other will tell you if the wireless connection is connected. On the right side you will see two input connections, one of which will be for 3.5 mm auxiliary input, and the other is the power input. Located at the top and recessed in a little is the power on/off switch, and the volume up/down buttons. When you open the back it will act as a stand for you, this is where you will see the wireless adapter and the storage spot for the wireless adapter.

This also comes equipped with a wireless USB adapter, that will work with any laptop or desktop, but mostly this is excellent for the net book series pc. This also comes with a 6’ ac power adapter and a vinyl carrying case.
 
Experience
From the first time that you plug this in you note book it will automatically be detected and start to work as long as you have music loaded onto your net book. The first thing that you do have to do before you start to use this, and this is to make sure that all of your other music applications are shut down because this speaker will be disabled and not work. I found that you will not be able to hear anything if you have another device is hooked up. You can hook this up to other devices and this will disable all of your other ones, but the minute that you disconnect the device the wireless connection will re-establish the connection. You will be able to tell if you have a connection by the little LED lights on the USB adapter and on the speaker.

This speaker has certain charging and discharging indicators and for the discharging indicator you should see a solid green light means 50 - 100% battery life. A solid orange light means 10 - <50% battery life. A solid red light means <10% battery life left. A no light means either the speaker is turned off or the battery is totally dead and needs recharging or replacing.

The charging indicator light that is a solid green in color means that the battery is fully charged. A pulsating green light means that the battery is only 50 - <100% charged. A pulsating orange light means that the battery is only 10 - <50% charged. If you get a pulsating red light it means that your battery is only <10% charged.

I also noticed that there are three lights that will flash on the USB adapter if there is something wrong, if there is nothing wrong you will get a solid green light that is located in the USB adapter. A flashing green light will tell you that the USB is searching for a connection between the speaker and the adapter. If you get no light at all this will tell you that you are out of range and need to move the speaker closer to the adapter to get a connection.

In order to turn this all the way off so you are not absorbing any power, just turning the unit off will only shut the speaker down the ac adapter will still charge the battery that is inside of the speaker. The nice thing about this feature is that it will automatically shut off after it is fully charged.

If you want to hook this speaker to your ipod or iphone, all you need to do is pull the USB adapter out of its spot and hold the up and down volume buttons down simultaneously for approximately 10 seconds, this is when you should see a blinking green light. Then turn on your ipod or iphone, then select settings, then the general icon, then select the Bluetooth menu and make sure that the Bluetooth is turned on. Once this is done then connect the device to the speaker and hit the pair button. This is when it should show you that you are now connected. You will only be able to hook up to one device at a time. Each time that you loose a connection you will to start all over again. This speaker will automatically connect to the previous device that it was paired too.

This hooked automatically and has an excellent sound quality. If you go out of range the speaker will crackle and you will need to come closer to the home device. There is no static and you will only here great clear sound quality. There is only about a 50’ radius for clear quality. This only goes up so loud, but when you have nothing it will bring beautiful music to your ears. This will allow you to set this up to the other side of the room without running any wires. With this having a battery also gives you a lot of freedom, and by not having to have an outlet nearby this is a great additional feature. This offers a plug and play wireless option, and it also has a very rich stereo sound quality. The most important thing comes equipped with a 10 hour rechargeable battery.
 
Conclusion
I hope that you get as much enjoyment out of this speaker as we have. We bought this by accident and now we don’t want it to ever to break down. So, yes sometimes accidents are a blessing. If I would have never called Dell, I would have never even given this speaker a thought but now that we have this at home it is great and we can have music in the other rooms as long as we do not go out of range. 5 stars for sound and clarity, and 5 stars for maneuverability of this unit. This is also compatible with Windows & Mac OS and comes with a 2 year limited warranty.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ After the Rain Renuzit LongLast Adjustable Air Freshener]]>
This product from the S.C. Johnson company labeled cone adjustable, this comes in a cone shaped container and will to help eliminate the pet odors that get trapped inside of your carpets. All you have to do is just pull up on the top of the container and open up this to the senses in your nose. There is no sprinkling this product on your carpeting and then having to vacuum it up after letting it sit for about 5 minutes, all you have to do is open this up and let it do the work. The power of the odor stoppers from Renuzit will go right to work, neutralizing all of those smelly particles that give your carpet odors, this will leave your home with a nice smell and the look of a fresh and clean carpet. This is made in the USA, in Scottsdale Arizona and only will cost you $1.00 for a nice size container.

Description
This product comes in a 15 ounce plastic cone shaped container that will allow you to pull up on the outside of the top part of the product and set onto your table.  This product that is inside looks like fine soft wet and gellatin like substance, with a wild flower smell. This has a fresh flowery smell to it. This is simple to use, to get this product to start all you have to do is put this directly onto your table or book shelf after it has been opened, you simply set this and forget it. You will need to let this sit for at least 5 minutes, before you start to smell the aroma in the farthest part of the room. This is safe for several types of rooms even in the baby's room. This is not recommended for use around toddlers. This has a better smell than the stuff that I first purchased to apply directly to my floors. This product has a strong odor to it if it is being put right up your nose. This does have a nice pleasant flowery smell to it as long as you do not use too much. You can limit how much aroma escapes out by only lifting the top only slightly instead of all out attack on your odor problem.
 
Ingredients
The ingredients that goes into the making of this air freshener is water, carrageenan (gellant), carboxymethylcellulose (also a gellant), fragrance, potassium chloride (salt), 2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one (preservative), acid blue 9 (dye), acid yellow 23 (dye).

Experience
I have had animals around for a few decades, and when they came out with this product I was in heaven. I no longer have to purchase different types carpet fresheners. I just purchase this one from Johnson and Johnson. When you first start to use this product you will have to learn how much is too much to open so that you do not get over come from too much aroma. Depending on the type of aroma this stuff comes out looking like a colored gelatin tower, but will disappear as time goes on and wears down the product. You can smell the aroma as soon as you crack this little baby open and will only need a few minutes for this to absorb into the air in your rooms. Once you apply this product to the air, it will immediately emit an aroma, to this you will be in sheer heaven from the formula that this has locked inside of your olfactory senses.  I have noticed that this also prevents the odors from traveling from room to room.

This is very easy to use, all you have to do is open slightly and a small amount of the aroma will last about one month. You may have to keep doing a few times so that the dirty smell from the carpeting can be replaced with your new aroma, and out until you do not smell any more odor. It does not smell good when you know that you are trapping all the  little pieces of dirty odors that you cannot suck into the vacuum.

You probably have a question about the amount to keep the lid open so that you do not build-up a minor rejection to the aroma that will come out of this cone. Well, when this starts to look like a skinny piece of stalk then it is time to replace the cone. You will have to do more work to remove the strong odors by first shampooing your carpeting the using the cone from Renuzit. We have tried to use other things, other than powders on our carpeting such as sprays and other types of plug-in to get our furniture and carpeting in the basement for mold prevention, inside of the kitchen garbage can area is another place that we use this in, you can also add this to litter box areas and even inside of the car as an air freshener.

Conclusion
I would highly recommend using this in your rooms and where ever that you will be happy with the smell that this gives you. One container of 15 ounces will probably last you 1 month or so, depending how much that you open the top of this cone. For $1.00 per cone, is not a bad price to pay when you look at what they will charge you to professionally clean you carpeting to get all of the odors to disappear. Five out of five stars for the ease of use and the nice smell that this leaves in your carpeting and upholstery.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ If You Have Slow Running Drains Fix Them With Ontel Turbo Snake]]>
But, will you actually use this over several years, this is the main question that you have to ask yourself before you purchase one of these products. If you have seen this product or any other product made by them, then you may be wondering if this is just another gimmick like all of the other products that you have probably purchased in the past, that will just be sucking your money down the drain, instead of where that dirty water is supposed to go. Sometimes, you have to purchase things that are not made in the USA, and this is one of those cases. This is made in China by the OnTel company, which is situated in the USA, in Fairfield, NJ. You can purchase this product at your local Walgreens or local pharmacy for less than $10.00.
 
What you will get.
You should receive two 24” flexible turbo snakes, one of which can be used in the bathroom sink, the other is a little bigger and can be used in the tub and shower area. This also comes with a peel and stick hook to make storage easier when not in use.


Description
These snakes are about 24” in length and have two different size heads that have little pricklies needles attached to the head that will grab at the hair in the drain. Inside of these snakes are rigid pieces of wire that have a rubberized coating on the outside, and the end has a red cap that will allow you to be able to grab and turn the snake with ease. The larger snake will have a ¾” x 1” head for better accessibility to the tub and shower areas. Both of these snakes have prickly ends that are coated 360 degrees so that when you insert them into the drain all you have to do is give them a twist and pull the snake out, and the hair will come out easily. The storage hook that you get with this, has a self adhesive label on the back to allow you to stick it to just about any surface, this will allow you to store them up and out of the way for future uses.

 
Experience
Unlike all of the other products that I have purchased in the past this is one that will not just sit on the shelf or find its way to the land fill. I have used this on several drains and at different places. Each time I used this I have gotten the same results. I did not have to remove the stopper from the sink and I would just inert the snake into the drain and work it back and forth while turning it slightly. By doing this the head will grab and dig into the hair ball and after a few turns just pull the snake out and in amazement you will be asking yourself where has this cleaner been all of your life. When you pull this out you will have to clean the end off by pulling the old and nasty hair off of the prickly end. You will have to pull pretty hard because the hair will be entwined with the curved prickly wires attached to the head. By using this you will not have to wait for a plumber to come out to the house to work on your drain.

You will notice an immediate improvement on how fast that your drain works. This is probably the fastest way to unclog a drain that you will find, this is the only way that you can unclog a drain without taking anything apart or having to pour any chemicals down the drain. This does not replace the overall cleaning it just will get at the clog that is usually in the trap area. I have also found out that if you but a little bend at the head end it will help with getting this to make it around the bends. I have also found out the this will only clean out your pipes so far. If you think that this will be good for getting at those tree roots you will be sadly disappointed. This is only good for the hair and gunk that will accumulate at the bottom of the drains directly below the sink and tub area. By just a slight turn of this snake while it is in the drain, it will grab at the hair and you can pull it out and show your spouse that it was her hair that was slowing down the drain.


Conclusion
This will clear all of your hairy clogs instantly without ever removing any drain stoppers or taking your pipes apart. Pitchman Anthony Sullivan guarantees that this will do the job, but he is also being paid to say that. I am here to tell you that if you purchase this you will not be disappointed. I can testify to the fact that this actually does work with as little effort as possible.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Complete Pancake Waffle Mix]]>  
Ingredients
This product contains enriched bleached flour (bleached wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), sugar, leavening (sodium bicarbonate, sodium aluminum phosphate, monocalcium phosphate), dextrose, dried buttermilk, partially hydrogenate soybean oil, salt, wheat gluten, defatted soy flour, calcium carbonate, corn syrup solids, nonfat dry milk, soy lecithin, sodium caseinate, mono and diglycerides, soybean oil and lactic acid. Since this has wheat, milk, and soy ingredients this may also have traces of egg.

Nutritional values
This product has about 20 servings per box, and in this case is a 32 ounce box. 1/3 of a cup of this product is the equivalent to one serving and that is usually the size of 3 four inch pancakes. You will get 160 calories per serving and 20 calories from fat. You will get 2g of total fat and 0.5g of saturated fat, 0g of trans fat. There is 10mg of cholesterol, 460mg of sodium, 70mg of potassium, total carbohydrates are 31g, 1g of dietary fiber, 6g of sugars, and 5g of protein.

Along with all of these nutritional values you will also get 0% of vitamin A and C, 15% of calcium and thiamin, 10% of (iron, riboflavin, folic acid, niacin) and 25% of phosphorus. This is all based on a 2000 calorie a day diet.

Experience
All of my children have been eating this product their whole life and they especially like it when I add fruit to the mix. We have tried all kinds of nuts and fruits such as blueberries and bananas. The nuts did not go over to well with the kids but when we added blueberries to the mix the loved the flavor that this added to the pancake mix. This was so easy to make that our daughter likes to do different mixtures of batters. The blueberries will turn the batter a slight purple in color but that only adds more flavor to the batter. Each time that we have our daughter try this with product with a new fruit the flavor only bolsters their taste buds. The blueberries will explode in your mouth and make you want more until your stomach will feel like you will bust.

This is so simple to make, just take 2 cups of mix and add 1-1/2 cups of water. You may think that this is a little thick to pour out of the applicator, to fix this problem just add a touch more water and it will come out a lot easier. This amount of product will give you about 12, 4" pancakes.  When you add the water you will have to mix the mix up until you do not see any more clumps and if you happen to add too much water this is the time to let it sit and it will thicken all by itself. If you do not have an applicator, you can use a ¼ cup on a well greased skillet and then wait until you see little bubbles and the bottom of the pancake is a golden brown to flip it. To stop your pancakes from  turning hard limit you flipping to one time. It will only take about 3 minutes to make one pancake.

Conclusion
This is when it is time to let you kids learn how to cook on a skillet and use the stove safety. Our daughter is only 11 and she has been cooking pancakes for several years and as long as we stand beside her she has never gotten burnt. Five stars for taste and ease of use of this product. You can get quite creative and make Mickey mouse pancakes are a real hit with these small of pancakes.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Eight times the power, 8 Pack - Monster Energy Drink - Low Carb]]>
Where we live in Indiana there hundred shops that sell this drink all over the place. There are a lot of them that are tied to other stores such as right next to a gas station or even inside of them. These are usually right next to a gas station. I have tried other brands of energy drinks, but this Lo-Carb energy drink Monster  is what we like. We have even tried the other energy drinks, which is okay but very high priced. The small drinks are like twice the price and sometimes they are not as fresh as the Lo-Carb energy Monster drink or as cold. This drink is a low calorie and will improve your alertness for at least one hour after drinking it. This has helped us out, in long road trips and times of a lot of stress. This will not make you jittery or nervous, but it will wake you up. This will stimulate your metabolism, and also tastes great. This is carbonated and will fizz when you drink it. This also tastes a lot better when chilled or drink as soon as you purchase it.

Ingredients
Carbonated water, glucose, citric acid, natural flavors, taurine, sodium citrate, color added, panax ginseng root extract, caffeine, sorbic acid, sucralose, benzoic acid, L-carnitine, niacinamide, acesulfame potassium, sodium chloride, glucuronolactone, inositol, guarana seed extract, pyridoxine hydrochloride, riboflavin, maltodextrin, cyanocobalamin.

Supplemental Facts
This product has only 20 calories per can (10 calories per serving) and 2 servings per can. A total  of 16 fluid ounces  per can and 3g total carbs, 3gm of sugar, 1.7mg of riboflavin, 20 mg of niacin, 2mg of vitamin B6, 6mcg of vitamin B12, 180 mg of sodium, 1000 mg of taurine, 200 mg of panax ginseng, and    an energy blend of 2500mg of l-carnitine, glucose, caffeine, guarana, inositol, glucuronolactone, and maltodextrin.

I have notice that not all of the stores have the same prices and they also don't have the same items. The prices vary from store to store, but not by much. Most of the grocery stores have specials each day, where you can purchase these buy one get one free. We are always getting coupons in the mail giving us a discount on this drink. That saves us a little bit of money. Most of the stores that we have stopped at are very clean.  A lot of times if you keep your eyes you can find a coupon for a dollar off which really saves you quite a bit of money when you travel.


Most of the stores sell several different flavors and different brands but this energy drink is the one that we usually stick with. There are so many flavors that I cannot tell you about all of them. Usually when we are in drive through a town and need a pick me up and we do not have any problem getting coffee, but that just makes us need to go the bathroom.  There are times that they have contests to win a free drink if you frequent a place often. The drink sits well on your stomach and does not run through you. The drinks are usually fresh and not out dated, if there is a problem with them the will replace it.

Conclusion

I would probably rate this a 7 out of ten scale. We have given them to the mail man and other public servants as a gift for good service, and they really appreciate the offer. Everyone can use a nice drink in the summer as a pick me up. My wife has even gotten these for short road trips and they do come in handy. If you have not tried the Monster brand name before, try this and find one of the stores that sell this and I don't think that you will be dissatisfied with the product or prices.


Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Weeds B Dead With Ortho Weed B Gon]]>
Description
This magical stuff comes in several different size spray bottles or concentrated liquid, this one is a 16 ounce bottle that will you can easily mix in a two gallon pump sprayer or one of the Ortho dial sprayers that hooks up to your garden hose. Each bottle will cover 3200 square feet. The mixture inside is clear in color and has very little to no odor to speak of. There is enough of this product in one bottle to cover a decent size yard.


Active Ingredients

The total active ingredients in this product is no too much but what is inside is very potent. This includes triclopyr, triethylamine salt 8%, and 92% o other ingredients.

What should this do for you?
This should do several things for you, and it will kill several problem weeds and they are: Black medic, Carolina geranium, Chickweed more commonly known as mouseear, cinquefoil, clovers, ground ivy such as creeping Charlie, dandelion, evening primrose, Florida pulsey, ironweed, lespedeza, morning glory also known as bindweed, oxalis, pennywort, plantains, red sorrel, speedwell known as veronica, spurge known in garden with spotted conditions, thistle, wild onions, yellow rockets, wild violets, as well as other tough weeds that other products will not kill. The best lawns that this will work on is lawns that have bent, buffalo, fescues, Kentucky blue grass, rye and zoysia grass yards.

This should not be used on lawns with types of grass that are Bahia, Bermuda, centipede, kikuyu, or St. Augustine lawns. This also should not be used around fruit trees, vegetable or flower gardens. You should also keep this away from ornamental bushes and foliage with exposed roots. If you happen to have any bare spots you can plant seed one week after applying this product. This will not work well when the temperature gets above 90°. You can spray continually as weed are active and this will also come in handy if you have weeds that like to creep up through the cracks in your driveway and sidewalks.


Warning
This is hazardous and harmful to humans and domestic pets if absorbed through the skin. This can also cause some minor eye irritation if you were to stand in the direction that the wind is blowing and it is blown into your eyes. You should try not to get this on your clothing or your skin because this may also irritate your skin and you will start to see a red spot. You should wear a long sleeve shirt and some glasses of sort to protect yourself. The easiest part of this is if you get it on your clothes you can simply just wash them out and you should be good to go. If you have sensitive skin I would be very careful about how and when you use this product, it is very potent. Once you get done using this you should wash your hands before you start to eat or drink or smoke. If you do get this on your skin and notice a red spot you can simply rinse thoroughly with water and it should go away.



This can cause eye irritation and is harmful if swallowed. You should avoid getting the overspray on or in your eyes and skin. Also avoid breathing in the spray mist. You should wear long sleeves and goggles when using this product. Make sure that you wash your hands after you get done. Plus, you have to be careful around flowering gardens, because the over spray or mist might get on your flowers and possibly kill them.



Experience

There is only a few things that you should know when using this Weed B Gon spray. You will need to make sure that you shake the bottle thoroughly to get it mixed up. You will also have to make sure that you stretch out the hose all the way to the end and work your way back. As I soon found out, you will need to mix only small amounts to the dial sprayer to make sure that you do not use the whole bottle on just a small section of lawn as I did the first time that I use this stuff. No matter what size yard that you choose to this on for your needs, you will need to make sure that you pick enough bottles to do the whole job. Once you have chosen one that you want, you will need to know what type of way that you are going to apply this product to your lawn. If you are using a pump sprayer it will only take one ounce or two teaspoons to 2 gallons of water. If you are using a Dial ’N Spray applicator make sure that you set the dial to number 1 and only add 12 teaspoons or 6 fluid ounces to the sprayer jar. Then hook this sprayer jar up to your garden hose. Then spray evenly over 1200 square feet of your lawn, spray and use this while you are walking backwards in a swiping motion while you are walking. All the while you should make the paths overlap each other. This will help in dampening the soil all the way to the roots and get the spray going in the right direction. This is kind of like walking throughout your yard and telling the weeds that it is time for them to go. You will be able to see how much is left inside of your container by the side of the bottle has a see through line to see the level of fluid that is left.

Once you have loosened the knob, you should be careful not to let too much more spray down onto the ground, spray lightly on the grass and new soil to provide stability. When this is done you need to wait to water the lawn for a few days. If you do this in a similar way to the back yard, you should get positive results just the way that we have. Every year we do this the same way and our lawn is a nice deep green and weed free. All of our neighbors are always compliment us on our lawn.

There are a few things that you should also consider if you want to make this a successful weed removal process. These are, you will have to make sure that you have the proper weather, and before you do use water, make sure each time that it is not going to rain. In addition to all of this, don't forget that sooner is better than later, you may have to weed lawn again and again just to keep the weeds under control. The most important thing to remember, is that you will need to place the empty container in the recycle bin to help the environment. The shelf life of this product is 3 years but if you use this like I do you will never see but one month. You should see very desirable results within 2 to 3 weeks.

Conclusion
If you are having trouble with your grass staying alive all summer long, I have found this to be the miracle cure for all of my problems. The only time that we really have to worry is when we go in vacation. But, for the most part this stuff will take care of all of your weedy plants. I can highly recommend this product. This will show some visual affects of dying weeds in as little as 24 hours. Within two hours you could possible see some wilting of the tall weeds. Ortho also gives you a money back guarantee if you are not happy with your results. But, I am here to tell you that you will not be unhappy. This product will kill the weeds without killing your grass.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Fall in love with Hydroxycut once you see the weight fall off your sides.]]>
Ingredients
This has only the highest quality natural and artificial flavors and these ingredients and flavors include: citric acid, acesulfame-potassium, sucralose, tricalcium phosphate, FD&C red no. 40, malic acid. This product also contains milk ingredients and some soy.

Supplemental Facts
Each of these packets are equal to one serving and they 10 calories per serving. You will also get 2g of carbohydrates and 0g of sugar. This has 7mg of vitamin C, and 50mg of calcium.

Experiences
My wife and I think that wild berry tastes great just like Hawaiian punch and we think that if you can put up with the way that this may affect your system you will probably lose a lot of weight. This drink does not affect my system at all but this makes her stomach a little on the gassy side. This tastes good enough that you will not think that this is a diet drink. This comes with 21 packets of powdered product and will last an entire week if you use this properly the whole week. If you are keeping count, each of these bags will allow you to mix this with one bottle of water.  These are just about the same size as the crystal light packets. These packets of flavored drink do not  have any after bitter taste, if you plan to drink three times a day you will love the taste. We usually don't have to add anything to make the taste any better. 

This flavored drink has a nice smooth Hawaiian taste to it and if you add lemon this only will add to the flavor of it. Once you drink this wild berry drink, you may not want to stop after you finish just one, this could cause your stomach to be upset. The taste will exceed your expectations and I urge to stop you from drinking more than one before your meals. These flavored packets are a permanent fixture inside of our cabinet. This seems to be the best flavored drink to have around the house for our diet, and if you add one or two boxes a month to your cabinets you will never run out. I have only had a coupling of problems with these flavored packets and that is that when you first open the individual packages you have to watch because you have to worry about the small cut off ends falling all over the place. The second thing is that there have been times that you may want to drink this more than three times a day, but this is when your will power needs to kick in so that you do not hurt your stomach.

This will cleanse your system and it will feel funny at first, but that feeling goes away after a few days. As long as you follow the directions which are 1 flavored packet for  3 times a day before each of your meals. You should probably start out slow, so that you don't get turned off by the affects of this drink has on your body. You will definitely have more bowel movements, at least we did, and probably you will most definitely have some gas to go along with the extra bowel movements. We have found that if you start out slow and dilute your first week of drinking this flavored drink you will feel a lot better. These have increased our energy and will reduce you BMI in a hurry.


Conclusion
I highly recommend adding one of these flavored drinks to your daily diet. They will disappear right before your eyes. You and your spouse will be surprised at how much weight you will start to lose. Having these around helps you, instead of grabbing the sweet snacks you can grab one of these. This is not bad for only 18 dollars a box. Just because these are a diet drink, you do not have to go to a special meeting to purchase these. You usually can find these in your pharmacy isle right next to the non-diet protein drinks. Just use your will power and stay away from those. You should notice a weight loss in the first week and you will have a lot more energy.  My wife and have both lost twenty pounds in the first two weeks, but it will take some will power to change the way that you eat and exercise. You can lose a lot more if you also exercise while you are drinking this drink.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Let Your Clothes Bounce Around This Product Called Bounce Outdoor Fresh Refill Dryer Bar.]]> www.pgestore.com/ordernow and you will have the convenience of purchasing these on line and only paying one shipping fee of five dollars no matter how big or how many items that you have. These are made by “Proctor & Gamble”, located in Cincinnati Ohio, which has been around for quite a few years.

Description
They make two different scents, the one that we first purchased was the “Outdoor Fresh” scent and the other one is “Fresh Linen” scent. These fabric softener dryer refill bars are approximately 7 ½” in length, by 2 ½” wide, by 1 ½” high and is off white in color. This product is attached to an orange piece of plastic and the dryer product is molded to this holder. It has an adhesive backing the will hold this holder to the sidewall of the dryer.

The first package that you will need to purchase is the one with the holder and that will cost right around nine dollars. Once you have purchased the one with the holder, after that all you will need to purchase is a replacement bar which runs about 6 dollars or less. You can either purchase these scents to last two or four months in duration. You have to always keep in mind, how hot and how long you set your dryer on, this will depend on whether or not, you will get the total four months out of your dryer bar. These dryer refill bars are made of the same material as the dryer sheets are made of but will last a significantly lot longer.

Warranty
These refill bars come with a 150 day warranty, and has a customer satisfaction guarantee.  If you have any problems you can contact the company at 1-800-526-8623.

Ingredients
There is not much to the makeup of one of these dryer bars; this has inert carrier, biodegradable cationic softeners, and perfume. Basically, this dryer bar has the same thing that is in a dryer sheet, but these refills are made into one solid bar and will last you 4 months or so..

Experience
There are five benefits or things that you should get when using this product. These are that they will freshen, fight static, soften fabrics, repel pet hair, and the most important thing it will do all of this automatically. When I first got this at home I was excited to try it, and I was amazed at how simple that this was going to be. This will mount to the inside of your dryer drum, by the use of an adhesive strip on the back of the bar. Once you open the package up. All you have to do is tear the paper backing off of the sticky tape, and then put this bar inside of your dryer on the inside, not on the back wall of the dryer. Just apply a little bit of pressure and then you are ready to go.

If you were wondering how to tell when you would replace this, which is also very simple. The bar will tell you when it is time. After a while, in a few months the bar will simply get smaller and the words “REPLACE” will start to show up, when you can see them clearly then it is time to get a new replacement. When this happens, you can remove the old bar by pushing down on the clips that hold this in place and reinsert a replacement. This will work just like the dryer sheets do.

The heat from the dryer will heat up the bar and release the fragrance and soften your clothes and keeps that static cling under control. If you cannot find the replacements, all you have to do to get the old holder off is, start the dryer up for about five minutes or so, and while the dryer drum is still warm use a plastic spatula or plastic putty knife to pry up the old on and install the new bar and holder. There was one time that I had a problem with the holder coming lose from the tub wall and the adhesive sticky pad stayed attached to the side of the dryer wall. This was very simple to remove if it were to happen to you. All you have to do is heat up the dryer for about five minutes and use a plastic spatula to scrape away the existing adhesive pad without damaging the side of the dryer wall. If there is some adhesive left on the wall, you can use some Dawn dish detergent to get this off of the wall without damaging or scratching the wall.

We have used this for several months now and this bar has worked perfectly with the exception of the one incident. There has been not a single piece of clothing damaged or stained from the clothes sitting on top of this over night. The bar seems to be able to take a beating, while the clothes are being tossed around inside of the dryer. At no time, has the weight of the wet clothes knocked the bar from the side of the drum.
After this happened I called the company and they said they were sorry to hear that I had any problems and they proceeded to help me get the old product off of the dryer wall without damaging the wall. When the bar prematurely came off of the wall, it tumbled around with the clothes an broke up into a lot of chunks. It took me a while to collect all of the little pieces. The company wanted to see me happy so they sent me a coupon to replace the holder that fell off of the dryer wall. That coupon was worth 9 dollars and in my book this is a company that looks out for its customers.

Conclusion
I am so happy that they finally came up with something that you only have to change after every few months or so. This is much better than those darn dryer sheets; never again will I go back to the dryer sheets or the liquid softener unless in an emergency. My clothes smell just like the dryer sheets or liquid softener made them smell. The price may be a little steep in the beginning, but for the ease of use and the cost in the long run, I will take this trade every time. I can highly recommend this dryer refill bar in using it instead of filling the landfills with old dryer sheets.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ If You Want A Quickie, Then Use Miracle-Gro Quick Start.]]>
Description
I have seen this magical stuff come in a 48 ounce size bottles. Each bottle weighs approximately 4.5 pounds. The product inside is in a liquid form and is a blue in color and is in a concentrated liquid form. There is enough of this product in one 48 ounce bottle to make 24 gallons of plant food for your plant needs. You should be able to cover approximately 20 square feet for every 2 gallons of this concentrate. The best benefit of using this liquid is the fact of this being concentrated.


Ingredients
This product is all organic and has ammonium phosphate, potassium phosphate, and urea in this liquid . When you follow the directions properly, this should pose no health risk to humans or pets, or any other wildlife. This also will not hurt the environment. The product has lasted for several years on my garage shelf, and the packaging says that it can last sitting on a shelf up to 3 years, but it has lasted for more than 5 years since I have been using it.

Warning
If you were to get this in your eyes or on your skin, you will need to rinse thoroughly. If you were to get this in your eyes or on your skin it could cause slight irritation. If you happen to swallow any of this do not induce vomiting call the poison control center. This product could cause nausea, and mild vomiting along with mild irritation to the throat, mouth, esophagus and stomach. If you happen to also inhale a substantial amount you will also need to contact poison control center. If this were to be inhaled you could possibly get an upper respiratory tract irritation. The usual route of entry into the body is by swallowing, through the skin, through the nose and eyes. This is also a non-combustible liquid.

If you have to store this for a long period then do it in a cool place and also make sure that you rinse any garden tools that you may have used to transplant your plants. If you happen to grab any tool with the residue on them you could possibly inadvertently get it in places that will irritate you at a later date. 



What should this do for you?
This should do a lot of things for you when you transplant your new flowers or vegetables into an different container or in a garden. This should help your plant grow twice as big when you are using regular black potting soil alone. This also helps prevent transplant shock. This has all of the nutrients mixed together for hearty and very vigorous plants. This also will help your plants whether they are young or old to transform into beautiful and blooming and fruitful vigorous plants. You should also get more brilliant and more flowering buds. As long as you use this as directed there should be no ill effects such as burnout or any harmful results by using this on any freshly seeded yards. This should also help you in the feeding department, you will not have to feed these plants for a length of 7 to 14 days at regular intervals. This plant food is a time continual released plant food, and should work well whether you are using this on flowers, vegetables, roses, shrubs, and trees. There is very little mixing and measuring, all you have to do is mix two ounces, to 2 gallons of water, this does have to be cold water, it can be warm if you prefer. I have used this either way. Make sure that you soak all of the surrounding soil so that the plant will get a good dosing of this solution. It also has a rich and organic materials to help with drainage and better air flow when it rains a lot. Mostly, this can be when transplanting all types of flowers.


Experience
There is only a few things that you should know when using this Quick start liquid. As I soon found out, no matter what size pot that you choose for your needs, you will need to pick one that has a hole in the bottom to make sure that your plant does not drown from setting water. Once you have chosen one that you want, fill the pot or your garden with about 1/3 of the way with fresh potting soil. This will help in stimulating the roots and get them going in the right direction. This is kind of like waking your plant up and telling it that it is time to grow. I have found that the best time to apply this liquid to your plants is about every 7 to ten days, or every other week to be safe. Every year we do this the same way and our flowers out-bloom all of our neighbors plants.
 
There are a few things that you should also consider if you want to make this a successful transplant. These are, you will have to make sure that you have the proper lighting, and before watering each time, make sure that the soil is dry to the touch before adding more of this liquid to your plants. In addition to all of this, don't forget that sooner or later you may have to feed your plant again and miracle-gro does have the proper food for all plants. The most important thing to remember is that you will need to make sure that your soil is in good condition every year for the most excellent results.

Conclusion
If you are having trouble with your plants staying alive all summer long, I have found this to be the miracle cure for all of my problems. The only time that we really have to worry is when we go in vacation. But, for the most part, this stuff will take care of all of your potted and garden plants. If you can’t use all of this don’t let the rest go to waste, you can simply give it to a friend for their garden. The container when empty is recyclable, and if you do have some of this product left you can just pour it in a place out of the way. At least this is what I have done with any that I have left over. Happy blooming this summer.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Frito Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips, Mesquite BBQ Flavored will make your tummy happy.]]>  
Nutritional Values
Each serving is equal to 1 ounce (18 chips)and you will get 9 servings per bag. This is equal to 150 calories per serving, and you will get 80 of them are from fat. The total fat is 8g, saturated fat is 1g, and 0 trans fat, polyunsaturated fat is 1.5g, monounsaturated fat 4.5g, cholesterol 0mg, sodium 140mg, potassium 350mg, total carbohydrates 17g, dietary fiber 1g, sugar 2g, protein 2g. These chips have vitamins A 6%, vitamin C 10%,  calcium 0%, iron 4%, thiamin 4%, niacin 4%, vitamin B6 10%,magnesium 4%. This is based on a 2000 calorie a day diet.

Ingredients
These chips have farm grown potatoes, vegetable oil [sunflower, corn, canola oil],and  salt. Mesquite BBQ seasoning (sugar, corn sugar, salt, spices, tomato powder, onion powder, maltodextrin [made from corn], natural flavor, lactose, yeast extract, torula yeast, gum Arabic, garlic powder, corn starch, paprika extracts, malted barley four, sunflower oil, skim milk, buttermilk, and citric acid).The really nice thing is that there is no preservatives. You do have to remember that these chips are made on a machine that makes products that produce stuff with peanut oil.
 
Taste and Experience
All throughout the year we purchase several bags of Lays classic chips, and they make my taste buds stream with water, so there was no reason that these BBQ Kettle Cooked chips would not do the same. When we purchase bags of these chips we cannot get them without getting some sodas  to go with it. We have also added some other snacks inside of a big bowl for a tastier treat. The only problem with this is, that is when we start eating these before the big party starts, we usually eat them up before anything starts. These are excellent for all types of parties such as birthday, holiday, cookouts, or just plain everyday dinners.

These taste so good coated with that  smooth rich flavor of mesquite, that we can't stop eating them until we see the bottom of the bowl or bag and every little piece of chips are gone. Since these are cooked in small batches with farm grown potatoes makes them extra crunchy and thicker than a flat chip. Everyone will love the flavor of these chips and kids will scoop up handfuls of this classic chip. This type of chip is made in such a way as to form saliva in your mouth and allow you to pick up a heaping scoop of more chips, unlike the cookies or candy that you may purchase, these will  keep you coming back for more. For everyone that likes a saltier flavor, but does not want the sodium this is the treat for you. These chips will make your mouth water even more. Lays makes these bags just big enough and tasty enough not to ruin your diet. I like a little bit of salty flavor but not too much that I have to drink a gallon of water. These have no artificial flavors, no preservatives, no MSG, 0g trans fat, and made with all natural potatoes and seasonings.

Conclusion
You will not regret adding this to your party supplies. Your family will see a bowl of these chips and before you know it this will disappear right before your eyes. Be prepared to have to purchase several bags for your parties, this is one treat that will never be left over. These are even great for an afternoon snack and you can purchase the bigger bags and place them in smaller bags so that the large bag will last a lot longer. Lays guarantees the freshness of the product inside of the bag until the date that is printed each bag.





Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Euro-Pro NJ600 Blender is just like a restaurant grade blender this will]]>

Description
With the sleek pitcher design, and the patented powerful and sharp blades will help you prepare nutritious  baby foods and any frozen drink foods in a matter of seconds. This will not take up much space on your counter. It is only 10 ½" inches in height, by 9 ¼" inches in width, and 14 ¼" inches deep. But, if you do have to move it around it weighs approximately 10 pounds. I have lifted some other blenders in my time and sometimes it feels like I am going to get a hernia by lifting them, but this one does not weigh much at all only about ten pounds. This has a glass pitcher which will hold 72 ounces and it is clear and the housing is made of plastic. The top can actually hold a ton of ice that when crushed, will hold enough ice to fill two pitchers. The lid and base of the pitcher is clear and the base is silver in color and is also plastic. It is very easy to grab the lid on top and pull it off of the pitcher.

This also has on the base unit with four rubber knob legs that will hold the unit still while in operation. The 6 blades that are inside the bottom of the blender are made of stainless steel and are positioned in such a way that they will chop up any solid fruit or food that you place inside. Even though they advertise that this is a quiet operating motor and they make the base out of a heavy die-cast metal for stability, this is still very noisy and I have yet to find any blender that is quite. This unit basically comes in three pieces, the top that will act as a lid, the middle which is the pitcher or food compartment, and the base which houses the motor.

The blending jar and lid and sealing ring and blending blade are all incorporated in the base that connect to the pitcher. The lower part of the base houses the control panel which is where you can control the stop/start feature, shave and blend, power and progress light indicator, blend only and shave only toggle switch, and number of drinks that you wish to make. All of the parts of this blender with the exception of the base which has the controls are dishwasher safe. The base houses a 1000 watt motor for all of your heavy duty cycles that you may need to chop up. This will chop up all your ice needs to a fine snowy product. This also has the ability to chop, dice, and chop and puree all of your large food or fruits and vegetables.

Features
There are a lot of nice features on this particular model. This has 1000 watt motor, and located in the base for chopping and dicing ice and blades located in the bottom to chop up the food that is placed inside the pitcher. This has a seamless smooth control face to house all of the buttons, which are easy to control like knobs and toggle switches. The panel will wipe clean very easily. There is three switches, for the speed and pulse to control the crushed ice option, instead of just hitting the switch that says on and holding it in that position till you are done this will run automatically until the ice is a chopped. Stuff as thick as solid fruit or solid foods will be turned into butter and pureed, this will give you more power to chop it up, and this motor will adjust for that thickness. This one piece pitcher that sits on top has a capacity of 72 ounces, and it is scratch and stain and shatter resistant glass to an extent.

The pitcher has a nice contour shape so that the food that is not chopped up will be pulled to the bottom during processing. Euro-Pro has a lot of versatility, so they have put these at a reasonable price. Most of these pieces of this blender are dishwasher safe, but things that are made of plastic may turn colors and become brittle after washing them. So, I would highly recommend that you hand wash things like the lid to prevent this from happening. On the very front you will also have a power light, this will allow you to be able to tell where you are at in the operation.  


Uses
My wife and I have used this for several different things, but since this cost so much we wanted to find other uses for it, so we started out using it to make smoothies for parties in the summer time and found that you can also use this to purée baby food instead of buying it at those ridiculously high prices. We would just take whatever we were having for dinner, when the child gets old enough and stick it in the blender and it was actually better for the baby than buying the processed food in a jar. We have also made lots of sauces and puréed tomatoes for spaghetti. My wife has used this for making egg nog and dips around Christmas time. She also uses her dip making recipes for parties. This does an excellent job for the iced drinks plus a real good job on making smoothies. We have found out that this does do a very good job of making shakes, because the ice cream is so thick, but we have found out upon further use, that if you use a lot of milk and a lot of liquids to whatever you are doing, with 6 blades the better this blender seems to work.

When you have a summer party and have a lot of kids around this is a great addition to all of your party needs. This is excellent for all of the younger crowd and our kids would all come running and get in line to get one of their favorite fruit smoothies. The way that this is set up you will get a consistent mixture of fruit to ice and will hold up a straw with a lot of packed ice. The manual controls help you to be able to control the type of consistency that you want in a fruit smoothie. Depending on the consistency of whatever type of refreshment that you desire, will depend on what you set the amount of ingredients that you need to add to the pitcher. Once the selected amount of ice and or food or fruit is mixed and crushed you can take the pitcher directly from the holder and pour the contents directly into a serving container without ever opening the top of the pitcher.

Other than the base and any electrical parts, the rest of the parts can be put into the dishwasher and is safe for the next use. You will have to do some disassembly to the unit to get all of the parts out and washed for the next use. This is made for frozen and fresh fruit or vegetable drinks, if you were to pour a hot drink into the pitcher it could possibly be ejected out when you start it up. The heat when mixed up has no way to get out of the pitcher unless the top is cracked a little. The installation of any hot product could also cause the glass pitcher to crack and shatter if you happen to add ice cold ingredients to the mix.  

Durability
With the fact that food compartment is shatterproof and stain resistant and cleans up excellent in the dishwasher, makes this to be one of the most durable blenders on the market. We have also used this continuously for approximately 1 hour at intervals for parties and dinners in our home, and this still never overheated. One of my main concerns is trying to find a blender that is very quiet. But, my wife and I have yet to find one that is made  extremely quiet. I would have to give this a rating of five, on a one to 10 rating, for its noisiness. This particular model is definitely not quiet, and I would not recommend this if you are looking for a quiet model.

Warranty
Euro-Pro has an excellent one-year hassle free replacement policy, and that is if it fails during the first year that they will replace it free of charge. They will deliver it right to your front door and arrange for the return of the broken appliance and get this, instead of just letting your new appliance continue out the rest of that warranty. They will insure and guarantee that new appliance for an additional year.

Conclusion
This blender makes me dream of the day that I will stumble across a quiet or whisper mode blender. I hope that someone out there will be able to tell me where to find a very quiet blender. Even though this one is not very quiet, it does work very well and will do the job at it advertises it will do. I do like the easy push button control panel and the fact that the food compartment is shatterproof. But, until another one comes along that is quieter than this one. I guess I will just keep on using this for years to come. We definitely got our money out of this one. This is almost a disposable model because it is so cheap that it would not pay to get this fixed if were to break.






Recommended:
Yes

Amount Paid (US$): 50.00]]>
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<![CDATA[ Save money use proper Hewlett Packard EnviroInks Compatible HP 56]]>
Description
These cartridges that you get from HP are a little different in shape than the Epson ones. These are more of a rectangle shape and only weigh 1 once for the whole thing. They are installed just a little bit differently than that of the other types of printers. This particular cartridges from HP will only allow you to have two cartridges at a time. The main problem with this is that if you run out of one color you have to replace the whole cartridge not just that specific color. That is the only downfall of using these cartridges from HP.

This number 56 & 57 cartridges will be compatible with HP deskjet printer #450, #5150, #5550, #5650, #5850, #9650, #9670, #9680. You can also use these in HP officeJet  #4110, #4215, #5505, #5510, #6110. Then the HP Photosmart Printers that will use these are #7150, #7260, #7350, #7450, #7550, #7660, #7755, #7760, #7960. The all in one printers from HP Scanner/printer/copier #1110, #1209, #1210, #1311, #1315, #1350, #2110, #2175, #2275, #2210, #2410, #2510. There is only one HP digital copier printer and that number is 410.

Experience
We have always used the regular HP ink cartridges to print from our PC, laptop and note books, we have only had a good printer to do this with,  and we have yet to have to replace the whole printer. Until now that is, but it was time to try something new and HP ink cartridge has not disappointed us. They say that these ink cartridges should last for quite a bit of time. But, I think that we are getting plenty of prints per set of ink cartridges. Because, this is a genuine HP cartridge, we have gotten the brightest colors on all of our photos that you could ever want. My desktop PC has the capability to do all different types of printing and whenever we need something printed in just colors, we get a crystal clear color that we chooses on all of our photos. As soon as our photo comes out of the printer the ink is dry to the touch and when we dragged our finger across the front of the picture it did not smudge. 

With all of these new printing systems on the market today, it is very hard to the right ink that will not smudge when you touch it.  There is no jumping through hoops to get this to print in bright color, the HP printer that we have delivers the ink and the head moves smoothly across the page, and delivers a very accurate and even flow of ink to your photo.

There is not much to getting started with this type of cartridge, all you have to do is install into the proper slot and listen for the click and pull the holder down to know that you have installed it correctly. You should never have to unplug one of these cartridges unless the printer tells that you are low in this color or black. With the cartridge being made of plastic it is totally recyclable.

Other than the price being a little bit different, all of the other functions that this cartridge has to offer is what will produce a major color difference in all of your photos. On the main part of the cartridge, you will have a protruding bottom that will lock it in its slot to prevent and premature escape from its holder. Plus, there is a little plastic piece of tape that you have to remove before you install this into the printer. It is economically perfect fit for today's day and age to help protect the environment.
 
Conclusion
I can highly recommend this type cartridge, if you would like to be free of all of those types of other cartridges that leave your photos with smudges and scratches.  Your PC, laptop or net book will look as if they are doing an excellent job. This is probably the best $25.99 that I have invested in my printing devices. The HP ink will improve to a better usability than what you are used too. In any case this will definitely improve your print color images from your PC, laptop, and net book. There is one thing that I have to warn you about and that is if you plan on purchasing off brand cartridges or trying to refill these yourself, you will only get sub-par  performance from whatever color that you decide to try and refill. It may be cheaper to buy off brand names, but you will lose in the quality of your prints. Also using other name brands will void the warranty of your HP printer, if the printer head gets damaged by the third party cartridge. Stay away from those type and purchase only HP brand ink cartridges. One other thing and that is to make sure that you use the proper paper with each printer that you have. If you find that HP paper is too expensive I have found that Kodak will do a sufficient job producing high quality prints.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Having Trouble Starting Your Trimmer, Purchase a Troy-Bilt TBAS Add-on Electric Starter]]>
Description
The total weight of this adapter is 1 pound 13 ounces, and comes with a 6' long power cord. This is made of a durable plastic and is 7" long x 2.5" wide (head) x 2.5" in diameter (handle). The handle also  had a molded plastic loop to allow you to have a place to hang this up while not in use. Located on the head of this adapter, is a spring loaded on/off switch that always goes back to the off position when you release it. There is also a reset overload button that is located on the handle end which will allow you to press when you have overloaded the adapter. In the center of the head you will see a pentagon shape key shaft, this will allow you to place it on the back of the trimmer. When you install this on the back, it should slip into the hole and allow you to try and start the trimmer without ever pulling on the cord. There also is four keyed notches that will help hold the adapter in place while you hit the on start switch.
 
Experience
It has been a while since we had a good trimmer to take care of our house, but we still have to keep on the yard work. Life is a lot simpler now that we have this adapter to do it with. There was no assembly required. The only thing that you have to remember is that when you install this on the back of your trimmer, to only hold the switch down for 4 seconds at a time. If you hold it down you are liable to overload the starter and you will end up blowing the breaker on the starter. You will not have to worry because all you have to do is push on the reset button and it should get you back to working again. If you have to hold this longer you will need to let the starter recoup for about 120 seconds to cool down and then you can push the switch again. If you have a well tuned trimmer you should have no troubles getting this starter to start your Troy Bilt trimmer.  

A couple of notes before you try and start your trimmer and that is make sure that your gas tank is full, and to start this unit up, all you do is push the trigger and let the whacking begin. You should get a good 1 to 2 hours of trimming on a full tank of gas, and if you want you can use this starter every time that you need to start your trimmer. This starter makes virtually no noise but, after you use this for a period of time then this will probably begin to spoil you.  This has never accidentally turned on, but if you forget a leave this attached the you could possibly hit the start button, so make sure that you remove the starter after your trimmer is running. You have to remember that this starter is supposed to be used intermittently and not continuous running. This has no serviceable parts and when it comes to cleaning use a damp cloth to wipe off the outside of the unit. You should take care when keeping the keyed tip clean and free of debris. You do not want any small particles to fall into the spot where the pentagon is supposed to fit. Make sure that you do not use any solvents or cleaners because you could possibly damage the outer casing of the starter.

The things that I make sure that I do before that I store this is, to check the unit is still in working condition when I am done with it, make sure the motor is not still in the on position, always store the starter indoors and in a dry area and out of the reach of children.

Warranty
This comes with a 2 year warranty, and you will need proof of purchase if you wish to use the warranty. They will not cover any of this if it is abused.

Conclusion
I can highly recommend this for any Troy Bilt trimmer; this does have enough power for other types of tools. This did an excellent with my trimmer. The more power that you have at your fingertips the easier that you will be able to trim up your yard. The addition of this starter makes those hot days seem like a breeze. Troy Bilt has really surprised me with the addition of this new starter and that this has a step above over all of the other trimmers that I have used in the past. We have used this for several months and have had no problems starting our trimmer with one push of the starter switch.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Fun in Summer or Winter With 48 X 10 Inflatable Circles Kiddie Pool]]>
Description
This water slide is not too large and will not take up a lot of your yard space. This does not come with any blower motor to inflate this with, so you will have to have a portable pump to inflate this.  The total size of this pool is 48" across and has two separate rings that are 10" deep.  Each ring at the top are 5" in diameter that the kids will love to lay on when they climb into the pool and it will shower them with cool water as they slide down into the pool of cool water.  The whole unit is made of very durable coated plastic and is 8 gauge thickness, to add to the strength and life long lasting ability and the total weight is approximately 3 pounds.  When you sit on the sides of the surface of the pool rings it is like sitting on a wet tarp, everything is coated with plastic polyester.   This does not have any netting or some type of cover that the kids will have to protect themselves from the sun. This is also made with extra reinforcement material to help from being damaged.  If you are worried if the kids are able to carry this pool around, then do not worry because this is very durable and can take a beating.  You can purchase a portable blower motor that will help inflate this slide in less than two minutes.  This is not very large and you can purchase a carrying case, in case you wish to take this to another location.  You will probably end up using all of the patches that they give you if you have rambunctious kids to deal with. This also has a very colorful pattern that your children will love.

Experience
We have been using this for a couple of years and have had only a couple of tears to repair.  When we had our daughters’ baptism, we had a very large yard celebration and this came handy.  Since we did not want to sit and entertain the kids, we let them do the entertaining.  This thing inflated so fast that we did not even have time to put the garden hose inside of it.  It was a real success; the only thing that we had to do is limit how many kids were in this at one time.  There were even bigger kids that wanted to join in on the fun, so as long as they did not get to frisky with each other, then everything was fine.  The recommended age limit for this is from 2 to 5 years of age and the weight limit is what you think that it will handle.  Sometimes the bigger kids would just sit at the bottom end and catch the little kids as they jump in.  The kids played from the time we set this up, until well into the night.

We had to keep checking to make sure that there were no leaks, and whether or not, the kids had messed with the air valves.  We did have to lay down a lot of ground rules so that the bigger kids did not hurt the little kids.  They just loved the fact that the water stayed cool and did not spill out at the top.  The other thing that we had to do was is call the company to ask what to do in case we get a large tear that we cannot repair.  They said, to let them know and they would send us another one.  We not only use this for parties, we also use this for everyday use.  This keeps our children and their friends busy for hours.

Warranty
After talking to the company about the possibility of a tear that we could not repair, we were satisfied to the fact that this company has a good warranty.  Their customer department was very knowledgeable and very pleasant to talk too.

Conclusion
If they would had any of these left after we purchased this one then we would have went back and got another one. The hours of fun and entertainment that this provided were priceless.  As long as no one got hurt while playing, I would consider this a success when it comes to having a party with this.  Once you have dried this off just make sure that you roll this up neatly to be able to fit it all in a bag. You can also use this as we did when it gets cold outside, and that is fill it up with 150 ball that you use in one of the ball pits. This comes in handy when winter comes around.

Recommended:
Yes

Amount Paid (US$): 8.00
Type of Toy: Other
Age Range of Child: 3 to 5 Years]]>
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<![CDATA[ life in the garden is a lot easier with a Ace Hose adapter swivel.]]>
Description
What these are is a device that will save your garden hose and from a certain date with the garbage dump or recycling center. This little device is about 2 inches long and has a female thread on one end and a threaded swivel female coupling on the other end; both of these ends are made of brass. This adapter will have the common water connection thread that you can find on all spigots inside or outside of all homes as well as being able to connect to a garden hose.

Experience
I have been working on houses most of my adult life and I am always looking for the quickest and easiest way to do yard work that I can possibly think of. One of the ways that I find to do a job quicker and easier is by lightening the load. By that I mean, getting the lightest hose that I can put my hands on. But, when you do that you risk the chance of getting a kink towards the end of the hose, and once that happens, it will be so long to the garden hose.

Just in-case you do not know what a kink is I will elaborate. Have you ever had a sharp bend in your garden hose at the place where the hose is connected to the house? This little bend in the hose will restrict the flow of water significantly if you don’t watch out. In time, the kink could cause the hose to finally give out from the water pressure or from repeated bending. Now that you have a kink this is the weakest part of your garden hose. I have tried to purchase the heavy duty hoses but, they are such a pain too use and take a lot more time to roll up. These heavy duty hoses are hard to get on the wind up contraptions because they hold a lot more water and when you roll them up the weight of the water will fight against the reel.

By using this adapter, this will allow me to use the lighter weight hoses and not have to worry about getting a kink right at the connection because of the swivel coupling that this adapter has will allow it to spin freely onto the end of the garden hose. This is very easy to install, all you have to do is use it like you do a garden hose. The female end goes on the threaded piece of pipe or nipple, and all you will have to do is make this hand tight. Then connect the other end to the hose, and make sure that you have a good washer inside of the hose and adapter, hence preventing any leakage. You will receive two rubber washers when you purchase this adapter.

When using this adapter, I can carry a couple of one hundred foot sections of hose at a time without straining.  This adapter is only recommended for outside use but, there have been times when I used this adapter in the basement. Not as a hook up for my washing machine but as a temporary connection for my garden hoses.

I only have one spigot on the front of my house and one in the back and sometimes I need to go along the side of the house to do some watering. This is when I take the garden hose through the side window of the basement and hook up one these adapters to the spigot or another piece of stationary piece of water pipe . This way it will help to prevent any undue stress at the connection and possibly create a kink and ruin the hose. These adapters are very stiff but will allow you to screw it onto a pipe  because of the swivel end. If you would ever try to bend one of these adapters, but since these are made of brass, you probably would get a hernia from trying. The washers help keep this pretty rigid and will only let a minimal amount of pulling be done and when you let up on the tension, then it will allow you to screw the hose back to its original position and keep your hose from kinking.

Remember, this should not be used in conditions that you need the water to be over 100 degrees F, or with more than 60 PSI.

Warranty
Just about all of the Ace products will come with a two year warranty. I have yet to have to return any product, since I have started using these adapters. With this adapter in your gardening arsenal, you will have a good defense against the dreaded bucket brigade.

Conclusion
I know that a lot of people don't mind taking the added time that it takes to hook one of these adapters up, and I don’t mind doing it if it will save me money. These are very strong and will always hold their shape. You will never have to worry about losing that kinky war again. These have made my life in the garden a lot easier and have lasted for years. They have other types of adapters to accommodate any type of situation that your may have.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Please Lord Help Me Make It Through The Day With Midol]]>
Ingredients
Each of these tablets have a couple of active ingredients that will make this work to perfection, and they include acetaminophen 500 mg for pain relief, and 25 mg of pamabrom. The inactive ingredients are carnuba wax, croscarmellose sodium, D&C red #7 calcium lake, FD&C blue #2 aluminum lake, hypromellose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, pregelatinized starch, propylene gkycol, shellac, titanium dioxide, triacetin.

Uses and Experiences
If you don't know what PMS is just get married and have a daughter and you will find out. This is where once a month they take out their physical and emotional problems on the husband. If you are wondering if all women have one of these types of floating weeks, just ask any man that has been married or has lived with the opposite sex. You will definitely know if your females in your family are having their cycles, because of the severe headaches and earaches that you will be having. Another way to be able to tell is by the complaining about their bloating, cramping, muscle pains, insomnia, anger issues, depression, concentrating, and back pains that they will be having. The constant irritability and they may also complain about their breasts. These are only some of the problems the guys will hear about.

There is no God on this green earth that will help you out in your time of need. Patience is the only thing that will help the men out of this predicament. You just have to remember that this is something that will happen for several hundred years, so get used to it. You may have to seek shelter in the garage or the basement if you want to stay sane.   

My wife and daughter have been using Midol for a year or two, and each time they have produced a positive results. They have had cramping, bloating, water weight gain, headaches, backaches, muscle aches. These little caplets calm my wife's and daughters muscles, so that I can make it through their cycles. This has saved me from going to the doctors and paying for a doctor visit and prescription for severe headaches. One of these boxes have 24 caplets, which is 24 servings and lasts them around 8 days. My daughter really has to take these every day, because she has really bad cramping and headaches, but when they do take these they have done their job. The reason that this particular is great for teens, is because this formula is caffeine-free. This also contains a maximum strength pain relief and diuretic to fight bloating.

When you first try these, they will have a pleasant effect on the rest of the family. Each of these caplets are small in diameter, and are easy to swallow.  But, within a matter of 20 minutes or so, you will have some kind of relief (at least I have experienced this when it comes to the nerve wrecking annoyances caused by irritable women) . You can take one or two tablets and it should do you just fine. These should not be taken without eating any food, the food will help coat your stomach. If you don't want any adverse side effects or have an upset stomach while taking these, then make sure that you have a little something inside of your stomach. You should take 2 caplets every 6 hours a day for an adult (not to exceed 8 caplets in a 24 hour period), and if you are pregnant or breastfeeding you should a doctor's advice. My wife and daughter don't usually have to take these every day, but a lot of times things do get out of hand. If you have to take these for more than 10 days in a row, you may want to seek some medical advice from a doctor if you have to use these for more than 10 days in a row. You can give these too children if they are at the age of 12, but you will need to give them 1 dose to start with.

Warnings
My wife and daughter have not experience any side effects, but you may have some systems that will persist, and if this happens you will need to seek advice from a doctor. If you just happen to get an upset stomach take this with food or glass of milk. Also, do not give this to any children under the age of 12 unless your doctor tells you to give it to them. This product does contains acetaminophen, and if you overuse this product you can cause severe liver damage.


Conclusion
The women in our family just love that these now have a coating on them, unlike the old-fashioned white tablets that they had over thirty years ago. These have no taste to speak of since you are swallowing them with water and the benefits will outweigh  the taste if you just happen to have any. Five stars for the no taste and ease of use, you will just have to make sure that younger kids don't get a hold of these. I saw immediate results when my wife and daughter started taking these. For the first time I finally was able to sleep through the night. Thank God for inventing Midol. Before this came along I was at the mercy of a sound proof room or being banished to the basement or garage once a month for weeks at a time.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Children and Adults alike will get benefits from Vitamin E 200 IU Mixed Softgels]]>
Description
This little bottle weighs almost nothing and has 100 semi-clear softgel caps inside. These are made in a way that the outside coating will melt by your body heat after you swallow them, and they are clear enough so that you can just about see right through them. These are about 3/8" long x ¼" in diameter and are very soft and pliable if you try and squeeze them. This bottle has a seal that is on the top to prevent anyone from tampering with these gel caps.

Ingredients
Safflower oil, gelatin, soybean, glycerin, D-Beta tocopeherol, D-Delta tocopherol, D-Gamma tocopherol, and water.  

Supplemental Facts
There is one softgel cap per serving and 100 servings per container, total fat is 5g, vitamin E (D-Alpha tocopherol) 200 IU 667%. These vitamins are also free of corn, yeast, wheat, soy and dairy products and have been made without the use of artificial flavors and preservatives, and colors.
 

What are the health benefits
These have quite a few benefits that you would not think that a softgel cap would generate. These can possibly help with protection against cardiovascular disease, this is an excellent antioxidant, will protect cell mambranes, help out nerve and muscle function, help support your immune system, and help eliminate (when applied) with scarring from an injury and after a burn. You can simply cut one of these open and apply to scar to help try and eliminate any excess scarring.

Warnings
This may affect the blood thinning of Coumadin and also antiplatelet of such drugs as aspirin and ticlid. The drugs that will interfere with the affects of vitamin E is Cholestyramine (questran), colestipol (colestid), phenytoin (dilantim), Phenobarbital, orlistat (xenical) and mineral oil. Make sure that you ask your doctor before you start taking anything  that may interfere with your medications. This is safe enough for children and infants less than 6 months of age as long as they do not take more than 5 to 30 IU daily. Kids between the ages of 1 to 3 years can take 30 to 200 IU, kids from 4 to 8 years old can take 30 to 300 IU, and kids 9 to 13 years of age can take 30 to 600 IU daily.

Experience
We usually take one softgel caps a day. We have been using this ever since my wife started to come down with a lot of bugs and aches and pains, when we have to watch out and we need a way to take care of each other so that we will be together for a long time.  With some people, they are very touchy and it is just a lot easier to let them decide for themselves that they need to protect themselves. With a simple helping hand and information, this will give them a nudge in the right direction, and in a matter of a few months later, to tell them that it is time to be ready for the worst thing to happen them. This softgel cap is easy to swallow and the hardest thing to do is to get your loved one to want to take.  Also, if you have a very sick person, that needs their bodies taken care of right away, this will help them to remember, the last person that they may see is you. It may already be too late for some people, but it might not be too late for some people to start now.

Solgar softgel caps also make this job very easy to take these because the price is not to high. This is so nice that my spouse will not try and force me to take this, I had to learn it on my own. When my wife uses this on her visits to her home health patients, they are a lot happier because they like not having something like this beat into their minds. They are happy for her to come to the house and make sure that they will be taking this with all of their other pills. For some unknown the elderly do like the clear gel caps that these are made of because they can tell what are taking.  

Conclusion
Now that the my spouse has pointed out the benefits of this Solgar Vitamin E, I take this on a regular basis. This pill has been fast and accurate as long as I take them on a daily basis. Our daughter even likes taking this pill and she likes being involved with making sure that I continue taking this. She even asks if she can pack our pill cases.  Do not take this if your are pregnant.



Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Do more than whacking with this Troy-Bilt Straight Shaft Gas String Trimmer - TBP6040 XP]]>
Description
This trimmer has a air cooled 4 cycle 25cc (1.5 cu. In.) gas engine to help with longer use time, plus a full roll of line to get you started. Troy has put an electronic ignition rocker switch, to help in the ease of starting you unit. This whole unit weighs only 15 Lbs. empty. This takes only 30 sae weight oil (2.2 ounces capacity), and uses  unleaded gas(capacity of gas tank is 12 ounces). There two shafts that will connect together to make one, one is on the head and one end connected to the engine will lock into place for a very comfortable length for anyone. This also has an extra multi-position D handle to hold this with and it will also adjust to any desired height. There was no need to worry about bumping this like all of the other ones; a light tap is all that is needed to feed more line out, and this is where it uses centrifugal force to feed the string out when it is needed. The line is thicker than the cheaper models, it is 0.95” in dia. And will hold 16"and will cut a 18” path. With the rpm of the engine is set at 6800-9300 rpm during operation and 2800-3600 rpm for the idle speed, this should make mince meat out of any weeds.

The Troy Bilt trimmer can be flipped on its side, to do the edging operation by a simple turn of the unit, if you do not have the edging attachment. To allow you to stay away from things, there is a full size debris shield that should help you in this matter. This has a aluminum drive shaft tube for the housing and a flip lever for the throttle control with a lockout option. Troy has installed a bump head for the cutting string, and 3 ¼" of line will stick out of each side of the spool holder. The speed spool pro will allow you to change the spool without taking apart the head to install a new one. This also comes with a shoulder strap which helps if you have any large and tedious jobs to do. This holds the weight and helps balance the unit on your shoulder.

Experience
It has been a while since we had a good trimmer to take care of our house, but we still have to keep on the yard work. Life is a lot simpler now that we have extra tools to do it with. There was only a little bit of assembly required. Once we did the first trim it was very easy to maintain the extra large yard that we have. However, we did find out that this does do well on real thick weeds. It does not get bogged down and will just shred the really tall ones cutting them off evenly. But, after the first initial cut, and as long as I did not wait too long between cuts it was a breeze. The first time that we used we killed all if the tall weeds, because we had a very powerful trimmer to work easier and not harder because of the height of the weeds.  As long as you change the oil properly and keep this full of gas before starting, this should last you long enough to do your whole yard. The trimmer trigger is very sensitive to the touch, so you will have to be careful so this does not get away from you when you get that sudden burst of power. If you do what I do and remember to fill the gas tank after you finish each time, then you should have no problems when you are ready to use this trimmer the next week.

Once your gas tank is full, and start this unit up all you do is squeeze the trigger and let the whacking begin. You should get a good 1 to 2 hours of trimming on a full tank of gas. This is pretty noisy but, after you use this for a period of time then you might think about using some hearing protection.  There have been times that little bits and pieces fly up into my face, so I would highly recommend the use of safety glasses. If you remember that this is a gas operated one then you should be ok with this model. The gas ones will of course cut more and faster because of the gas engine. But, remember you are using this as a convenience and more power than a electric or battery operated one. As long as we keep all of our things in line, then we have had no problem finishing our job. It was very easy to switch over to the edging portion, by just flipping the unit on the side,  we were able to flip on its side and away we went. This did an excellent job on the edging; it left a nice manicured edge, but if you want a really nice job purchase the attachment. This weed whacker fits nicely into your hands and they will never get fatigued from squeezing the trigger. The other nice thing about this tool, is the fact that you only have to tap it on the ground to get it to produce line. The centrifugal force of the motor spinning will produce more line when needed.  This weed whacker is excellent for regular and large size yards and this will do very well on all of your borders and edges around trees and swing set legs, and let us not forget the edges of the driveway and sidewalks.

Warranty
This comes with a 3 year warranty, and the plastic deck part is covered for 5 years against any defects. They will not cover any of this if it is abused.

Conclusion
I can highly recommend this for the smaller yards; this does have enough power for the bigger yards. This did an excellent on my yard but, it is not the biggest. The more power that you have at your fingertips the better that you will be able to trim up your yard. The addition of the thicker line makes those really thick weeds fall like tall trees in the forest. Troy Bilt has really surprised me with the power that this has over all of the other trimmers that I have used in the past. We have used this for several months and have had no problems starting this unit on one pull.

Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ Need to cleanse your system use Gold Peak Tea Sweetened Green Iced Tea]]>
Ingredients
This company only uses its home brewed taste to get the highest quality taste that this company can find and uses excellent ingredients, they include: water, sugar, natural flavors, concentrated green tea from tea leaves, ascorbic acid (to protect the color), and phosphoric acid. This is the best green tea that I am able to find, for both men and women to use.

Nutritional Values
This company considers  8 ounces one serving, so with this bottle you will get just over two servings per bottle. You will get 80 calories per serving and that comes to about 180 for each bottle. The total fat is 0g, sodium is 50mg, total carbohydrates are 45g, and protein is 0g. This is not a significant source of calories from fat, sat fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, vitamin A-C, calcium and iron.  

Experiences
My wife and I think that this tastes okay and we think that if you can put up with the way that tea cleanses your system you will probably lose a lot of weight from this. The tea is a slight yellow in color and has a sweet tea taste to it. This tastes good enough that you will not think that this is a green tea. This comes in an 18.5 ounce bottle, with green tea and will only last as long as it takes you to drink it. If you are keeping count, each of these bottles will give you about 2.5 cups of tea.  This is just about the same amount of a couple of your regular tea bags. This bottle of tea has a slight sweet taste if you plan to drink it plain. We usually add lemon to the bottle to give it more of a lemony flavor. 

This tea has a nice smooth and sweet taste if you add lemon or even cream to it. Once you drink this tea, you may want to stop after you finish (meaning don't drink too many bottles of this tea), because you will not want to upset your stomach. The taste will exceed your expectations and I urge to stop from drinking more than one a day. This type of tea is a permanent fixture inside of our cabinet. This seems to be the best tea to have around the house for our diet, and if you add one or two cases a month to your cabinets you will never run out. I have only had a coupling of problems with this tea, and that is that when you first open the individual bottles you have to watch because you have to worry about the tea staining your countertop and tables. The second thing is that there have been times that you may want to drink this more than once a day, but this is when your will power needs to kick in so that you do not hurt your stomach.

This will cleanse your system and it will feel funny at first, but that feeling goes away after a few days. As long as you follow your intuition and not over do it, you should probably start out slow, so that you don't get turned off by the affects of too much tea will have on your body. You will definitely have more bowel movements, at least we did, and probably you will most definitely have some gas to go along with the extra bowel movements if you drink too many bottles of this tea. We have found that if you start out slow ,like one of bottle of this a day you should have no problems.


Conclusion
I highly recommend adding one of these bottles of tea to your daily diet. They are so good that they will disappear right before your eyes. You and your spouse will be surprised at how much weight you might even start to lose. Having these around helps you, instead of grabbing the sweet snacks you can grab one of these. This is not bad for only 2 dollars a bottle. Just because this are a green tea, you do not have to go to a special meeting to purchase these. You usually can find these in your tea and drink section. Just use your will power and stay away from those other teas and drinking too many bottles of this type.]]>
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<![CDATA[ These Little Guys Have Failed Me Again, Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer.]]>
Who knows what lurks on the sides of your tub, shower, and toilet area and all of this is just something that will slow down the draining threat. Only the plumber can tell you, and unless you take apart your toilet and tub piping and actually look inside you will never really know. Here's a thought, why don't you spend about five dollars on a little spray can of this stuff called Scrubbing Bubbles Mega Shower Foamer. This is produced by the makers of Johnson products. For just under $5.00 you will get one can of spray foam, that will help keep your tub/shower and toilet areas clean. You can find this product at any grocery store or home improvement store for about the same price. This is made in Racine Wisconsin in  the USA.

Ingredients
You should be aware of, what is in this stuff: Disodium Ethanoldiglycinate (this is the part of this product that is also used in other common household cleaning products, this also removes soap scum and grime that that is caused by hard water). Isobutane: this ingredient helps propel the product out of this container and onto the surface of the toilet bowl or tub/shower area. Butoxydiglycol: this is the cleaning agent that can be found in degreasers and other household cleaners. Ethoxylated Alcohol is a cleaning agent that can be found in shampoos and toothpaste.  Acrylic Polymer this is a film former and will help soap scum and other soils from sticking to the sides of the tub and toilet. Citric Acid is what makes all of the other ingredients to work together and allows it to be flushed with ease.

Warnings
To prevent this from splashing, you will need to make sure that you are sure that you are far enough away from the side of the tub and toilet so as to not make the product bounce off of the sides because of the pressure that it is in the can. If this gets splashed in your eyes or on your skin or clothes flush for 15 minutes. This is not safe to incinerate or puncture, also make sure you keep this out of the reach of children. The can that this product is safe to put in recycle bin after use. If you have a problem you can call the poison control center or write Helen Johnson in Racine Wisconsin.
 
Description
If you were wondering what this looks like on the shelf, well first you to go the cleaning supply isle and look for the Scrubbing Bubbles products and then look for the shiny green colored spray can with the little scrubbing bubbles machines on the front of the can. This can has a contained product and can be activated just with a press of the top of the can. The foamy liquid inside, will start to turn foamy as soon as it hits the wall or side of the tub or toilet, it is white and foamy when it comes out. You do not have to worry about any strong smell or odor, because this smells just like kind of like clean and fresh smell. This aerosol cam is a 20 ounce spray can.

What this is supposed to do?
This spray can is supposed to help in the cleaning of tub/showers and toilet walls department. If you have staining water problem I highly recommend you try scrubbing the tub/shower and toilet first. When all of the different ingredients are mixed together with the water they will immediately start to keep your foam up and work on getting your bathroom stain free, then you have to wait 3 minutes before you rinse for the first time. This will help prevent the walls of your tub/shower and toilet bowl from being stained from hard water or scum from sticking to the sides. This product is also safe for all different types of pipes, these include pipes made of PVC, plastic, copper, old and new pipes, and even septic systems. You can use this basically in the bathroom, it is not made for use on anything else.

Experience
I have tried this several times and every time that I use it, I  get the same results. The results are all the same, I do not get a bathroom that looks as sparkling clean as the one in the advertisement. This is not dangerous to our plumbing because there has been no plumber coming out to my house after the use of this product. I have been lucky in this aspect, because I have had no significant plumbing, toilet, shower, or bathtub problems. One of these cans are supposed to last for 4 cleanings, for the entire tub and shower area. We had only gotten two entire cleanings and that is just an shower area. I do not have a septic system, so I do not have to worry about that, but this will not hurt yours if you have one.

After the first use this is supposed to dry to a clear shine, but this did not happen. You are supposed to hold this can about 12" to 15" away from the surface and spray in a back and forth motion or an up and down motion.  So, we tried  it again and even scrubbed the walls down and after the product sat for 3 minutes as the directions say and it still did not do what it said. When we let this air dry, what we had after this air dried was runs that were still on the wall from the foam product. This is supposed to dry to a clear shine and not leave any visible residue. This is actually supposed to leave a barrier so that your walls will not be able to collect any other scum. This is safe enough to use on ceramic tile, stainless steel, chrome fixtures, fiberglass, porcelain tile. Only use one of this product at a time and not mix with other chemicals is permissible, and always wait until the foam has set for a period of time before you rinse this down the drain. If you don't wait it is  possible that you will still have scum or grungy build up left on the walls. Since this is a cleaning agent it is possible that you may stain your clothes beyond saving. This has always  partially cleaned and sanitized every time that we used it. My tub and shower is almost stain free and the foam did not remove all of the mold that was in between the tiles and on the floor. Even though this is safe for pets and children, they do not recommend that you let your pets drink it, if you can help it. 

The main thing to remember is that you should not mix this product with any other types of cleaners, because this has chemicals in it and with any other products there could be a chemical reaction and you can become overwhelmed by the fumes that this will produce. These hazardous gasses that this could produce could potentially cause death. I have several porcelain tubs and toilets and have used this product in all of them, this product has not ever discolored or stained them in any way. This just did not do the job that you see on TV. The main reason that I used this product, was because my tub and toilets are not brand new and I wanted them to keep them looking sparkling clean and I would like them to.  Do not use this on acrylic, brass, or marble fixtures or sinks and tubs.

Conclusion
You need to know that there are a lot of these products on the market that are very dangerous around children. I recommend purchasing just the amount that you can use in one use if you have children and that is what this is, one can per bathroom, then toss the can out and throw it in the recycle bin. This is now safe for everyone involved. This has only a clean smell to it and if you wash clothes, then you should be used to that slight odor of cleanliness while washing clothes. For the price of one can, this may or may not solve all of your bathroom cleaning problems. At least for now I am going to keep searching that will do what it actually does. This is supposed to eliminates odors as it cleans and penetrate and dissolve soap scum and make mold and mildew disappear. Scrubbing Bubbles has disappointed us again.

Recommended:
No]]>
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<![CDATA[ Want to have more Sex, get Nature's Bounty Glucosamine Chondroitin Complex Extra Strength Softgels]]>
If you are looking for something to help your aching joints, Glucosamine and Chondroitin is just what the doctor ordered. Under normal circumstances both of the substances are produced naturally by your body but, as time goes on you will lose the fluid and cartilage between your weight bearing joints. My wife and I have been using this for several years to help us as we graduate into the elderly generation.

Description
This little bottle weighs almost nothing and has 100 coated tablets inside. These are made in a way that they will melt by your body heat after you swallow them, they are white in color and large enough that you can not mistake them from your other vitamins. These are about ½" long and are very hard if you try and squeeze them. This bottle has a plastic outer seal on the outside and an inner seal, this is on the top to prevent anyone from tampering with these coated tablets.

Ingredients
Each of these tablets have Crospovidone, vegetable magnesium stearate, cellulose (plant origin) cellulose coating, titanium dioxide color. These also contain shellfish (crab, shrimp, lobster, crayfish). This has no yeast, wheat, gluten, milk, milk derivatives, lactose, sugar, preservatives, soy, and no artificial flavors.
 
WARNINGS:
If you are allergic to shellfish or are pregnant you should not take this. Also even though they say that there is no side affects my wife and I have experienced some gas and softening of the stools and maybe some belching. Glucosamine is an amino acid and may affect some diabetics (this may cause your blood sugar levels to fluctuate) so you should also make sure that you are not a diabetic or at the least monitor you blood sugar more regularly.
 
Supplemental Facts
There is two tablets per serving and each one has 10 calories. This also has 3g of cholesterol and 140 mg of sodium. The total Glucosamine HCI is 1500 mg and the total Chondroitin is 1200 mg.


What are the health benefits
Glucosamine will help out in your mobility and keeping your joints lubricated. Chondroitin will protect and replace displaced or lost cartilage(is supposed to help make the tissues more elastic wise). By taking these together this will give your joints a “Synergistic” affect, (this means that it is kind of like a circle affect, once you start taking these they work fine and will help you keep your mobility, but the minute you stop taking this the pain and aches will come back. So, once you to start taking these vitamins the circle of wellness will keep going). When these are used together they will help keep synovial fluid (this is the fluid that works as a lubricant along and in the joint where the cartilage to maintain mobility)in the joints and help to relieve pain and maintain mobility. One of the autoimmune diseases that this will help is Osteoarthritis. These have quite a few benefits that you would not think that tablet would generate. These will help with relieving joint pain and inflammation. This little tablet also helps with your alteration of the normal healthy cells.

Experience
We usually take two tablets a day. We have been using this ever since my wife started to come down with a lot of bugs and aches and pains. We take these when we have to watch out and we need a way to take care of each other, so that we will be together for a long time. With some people, they are very touchy and it is just a lot easier to let them decide for themselves that they need to protect themselves. With a simple helping hand and information, this will give them a nudge in the right direction, and in a matter of a few seconds later to tell them that it is time to be ready for the worst thing to happen them. This tablet is easy to swallow and the hardest thing to do is to get your loved one to want to take. Also, if you have a very sick person, that needs their bodies taken care of right away, this will help them to remember the last person that they may see is you. It may already be too late for some people, but it might not be too late for some people to start now.

These tablets also make this job very easy to take these because the price is not to high. This is so nice that my spouse will not try and force me to take this, I had to learn it on my own. When my wife uses this on her visits to her home health patients, they are a lot happier because they like not having something like this beat on their minds. They are happy for her to come to the house and make sure that they will be taking these, with all of their other pills. For some unknown the elderly do like these tablets that these are made of, because they can tell what are taking.

Conclusion
Now that the my spouse has pointed out the benefits of this Glucosamine and Chondroitin, I take this on a regular basis. This pill has been fast and accurate as long as I take them on a daily basis. Our daughter even likes taking this pill and she likes being involved with making sure that I continue taking this. She even asks if she can pack our pill cases. Some people may never have to take anything and that is what we thought. Plus, you may never think that this could happen to you, but everyone eventually turns old and will need some kind of help. No matter if it is a cane or a walker, or even a younger person to help you get from one step to another. You can help yourself, and this will be like doing some preventative maintenance to your body, you can still be active in the most important room if you catch my drift.(bedroom) (;)


Recommended:
Yes]]>
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<![CDATA[ If you want to make your kids summer fun purchase a Margaritaville DM1000 Blender]]>

Description
With the sleek pitcher design, and the patented powerful and sharp blades will help you prepare baby and any frozen drink foods in a matter of seconds. This will not take up much space on your counter. It is only 20 inches in height, by 9 inches in width, and 14 inches deep. But, if you do have to move it around it weighs approximately 19 pounds. I have lifted some other blenders in my time and sometimes it feels like I am going to get a hernia by lifting them, but this one is a little on the heavy side. This has a glass pitcher which will hold 36 ounces and it is clear and the housing is made of plastic. The top is an actual ice reservoir that will hold enough ice to fill two pitchers.The lid and base of the pitcher is lime green color and is also plastic. It is very easy to grab the lid on top and pull it out of the pitcher.

This also has on the base unit with four rubber legs that will hold the unit still and an ice hopper that sits on top of the whole unit. The blades that are inside the bottom of the blender are made of stainless steel and are positioned in such a way that they will chop up any solid fruit or food that you place inside. Even though they advertise that this is a quiet operating motor and they make the base out of a heavy die-cast metal for stability, this is still very noisy and I have yet to find any blender that is quite. This unit basically comes in three pieces, the top that will act as an ice holder, the middle, which is the pitcher or food compartment, and the base which houses the motor.

There are several parts that you should receive when you purchase this model and these include an ice reservoir and lid, and ice chute, a shaving paddle which will move the ice across the blade, all of which sits on top of the base. The blending jar and lid and sealing ring and blending blade are all incorporated in the base that connect to the pitcher. The lower part of the base houses the control panel which is where you can control the stop/start feature, shave and blend, power and progress light indicator, blend only and shave only toggle switch, and number of drinks that you wish to make. This also has a storage compartment located in the lower back of this unit.


Features
There are a lot of nice features on this particular model. This has two separate motors, one located at the top for shaving ice and one in the bottom to chop up the food that is placed inside the pitcher.There is a seamless smooth control, easy knob and toggle switches on the panel that wipes clean very easily. There is two toggle switches, one is for the crushed ice option, instead of just hitting the switch that says on and holding it in that position till you are done this will automatically stop when the ice is a chopped, and the other one is for shave and blend ice option. Stuff as thick as fruit or solid foods will be turned into butter, this will give you more power to chop it up, and this motor will adjust for that thickness. This one piece pitcher that sits on top has a capacity of 36 ounces, and it is scratch and stain and shatter resistant glass to an extent.

The pitcher has a nice contour shape so that the food that is not chopped up will be pulled to the bottom during processing. Sunbeam has a lot of versatility, so they have put these out in three different colors, and they are lime green, white, and Silver Metallic. There is also has two knobs that operate different features. These include the left knob will determine whether you want to mix up different types of drinks and these include Ritas, dalquaris, coladas, and fruit smoothies. The other knob on the right side of the front panel will allow you to select how many servings the you wish to have. Most of these pieces of this blender are dishwasher safe, but things that are made of plastic may turn colors and become brittle after washing them. So, I would highly recommend that you hand wash things like the lid to prevent this from happening. On the very front you will also have a power light and a progress light, this will allow you to be able to tell where you are at in the operation.  


Uses
My wife and I have used this for several different things, but since this cost so much we wanted to find other uses for it, so we started out using it to make smoothies for parties in the summer time and found that you can also use this to purée baby food instead of buying it at those ridiculously high prices. We would just take whatever we were having for dinner, when the child gets old enough and stick it in the blender and it was actually better for the baby than buying the processed food in a jar. We have also made lots of sauces and puréed tomatoes for spaghetti. My wife has used this for making egg nog around Christmas time. She also uses her dip making recipes for parties. This does an excellent job for the iced drinks such as daiquiris and margaritas, plus a real good job on smoothies. We have found out that this is not do a very good job of making shakes, because the ice cream is so thick, but we have found out upon further use, that if you use a lot of milk and a lot of liquids to whatever you are doing, the better this blender seems to work.

When you have a summer party and have a lot of kids around this is a great addition to all of your party needs. Along with this making drinks for adults this is excellent for all of the younger crowd. Our kids would all come running and get in line to get one of their favorite smoothies. The way that this is set up you will get a consistent mixture of fruit to ice and will hold up a straw with a lot of packed ice. The manual controls help you to be able to control the type of consistency that you want in a smoothie or an adult drink. Depending on the consistency of whatever type of refreshment that you desire will depend on what you set the amount of serving and liquid ingredients. Once the selected amount of ice and fruit is mixed and crushed you can take the pitcher directly from the holder and pour directly into a serving container without ever opening the top of the pitcher.

Other than the base and any electrical parts, the rest of the parts can be put into the dishwasher and is safe for the next use. You will have to do some disassembly to the unit to get all of the parts out and washed for the next use. This is made for frozen drinks and if you were to pour a hot drink into the pitcher it could possibly be ejected out when you start it up. The heat when mixed up has no way to get out of the pitcher unless the top is cracked a little. The installation of any hot product could also cause the glass pitcher to crack and shatter.   

Durability
With the fact that top ice compartment is shatterproof and stain resistant and cleans up excellent in the dishwasher, makes this to be one of the most durable blenders on the market. We have also used this continuously for approximately 1 hour at intervals for parties, and it still never overheated. One of my main concerns is trying to find a blender that is very quiet. But, my wife and I have yet to find one that is made  extremely quiet. I would have to give this a rating of five on a one to 10 rating, for its noisiness. This particular model is definitely not quiet, and I would not recommend running this if you are trying to get the baby to go to sleep.

Warranty
Sunbeam has an excellent one-year hassle free replacement policy, and that is if it fails during the first year that they will replace it free of charge. They will deliver it right to your front door and arrange for the return of the broken appliance and get this, instead of just letting your new appliance continue out the rest of that warranty. They will insure and guarantee that new appliance for an additional year.

Conclusion
After writing this review, I hope that someone out there might be able to tell me where to find a very quiet blender. Even though this one is not quiet, it does work very well and will do the job at it advertises it will do. I do like the easy knob control panel and the fact that the top is shatterproof. But, until another one comes along that is quieter than this one. I guess I will just keep on using this for years to come.

Recommended:
Yes

Amount Paid (US$): 250.00]]>
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<![CDATA[ If You Have Sensitive Skin Then Purchase BIC Sensitive Shavers 12 Pack]]>  
What You Get
You are probably asking yourself, what do I get for twelve dollars that I cannot get for one dollar. Well, you will get a 12 plastic shavers that have only one blade in them unlike the expensive disposable ones that have 5 blades in them. You will receive twelve plastic single sided razors that are full recyclable. The only cleaning that is needed for the shavers is a quick rinse of hot water, and you can use these time and time again until they get dull. These are also great if you have a son or daughter that is just learning to shave, they are less likely to nick themselves with these. Just think there are no power cords or chargers to deal with and these are excellent for a quick overnight business trip. You will not get any  nylon travel pouch to protect the razor only. The is not any stand that will house this product and one is not needed.

If you need to replace the shaver all you will have to spend another couple of bucks and you are good to go. With that being said, I would highly recommend not carrying and extra accessories because it will cost to replace any of these.

Experience
When I pulled this out of this futuristic looking bag, BIC advertises that you will get an ultimate shaving experience. So, that is when I put it to the test. I have a goatee and a mustache to trim, so my appearance is a necessity and very important to me. This has a one single blade that is supposed to lift and cut at the same time. You are also able to use this with or without shaving cream (which is what I call a dry shave). I set out using this new product with an open mind, and I shaved half of my face with this new razor, and the other side I used my old electric razor. I proceeded to have my wife run her hand up and down one side of my face and then the other, she could not hardly tell any difference. When the razor touched my face the head with the blade in it compressed my skin in when I pushed it on my faced, with each pull of the shaver of the plastic head and a little pressure, the blade has slots or channels, that will collect the facial hair with the stroke of each cut. When I tried to trim my mustache, the shaver did not work well at all, but it works well on my sideburn sideburns.

This was not my first experience, but I did not give up on this new shaver, I really wanted this to work. So, I went ahead and used it with shaving cream and the same results, my old cordless razor cannot be used with anything wet, but this new razor can be used with water or shaving cream. It has been about three weeks and I still cannot tell or say that this new razor is worth it. Of course since this is not electric or cordless there is no noise that this razor makes. Each of these razors weigh just about the same, the new razor weighs less than1 ounce and has a slightly larger blade area. The blade sizes are all the same and the only other small difference is the length, these new shavers are only 4" long. These will fit snuggly into your hand.

There are special features that come with these shavers, but this one may be lighter than its predecessors. Since there is no charge lights to look at to see if it is charged you just grab this and shave and go. You can get a quick shave in just three minutes and this may be the same amount of time that it takes you to use your electric razor. Unlike my old razor you still have to clean each of these shavers if you want to use these again. Each new razor allows you to use water to clean the blades if you want. This comes with no warranty, their reputation is well known and that is why I think that they have good quality products.

Cons
There are only a couple of things that I have found that was not very good for this shaver and that is, you cannot leave this razor without rinsing it off, because the little hairs and shaving crème may clog the openings that are there to let the old hairs fall through. You will have to find some other way to protect the head of this shaver on a business trip from breakage.

Conclusion
If your current razor is still working, then keep on using it until it dies but, if you need a shaver you can give this one a try. I really don't know if this is worth the money because you can't compare a electric razor to this one, but for the most part for a disposable shaver these do the job. You will have to find some way to pack and protect the head from getting broke. My old electric razor needs the charger and cord if I go on a long trip, these have to be packed away and I am good to go. But, the new shaver has to have nothing else to carry on any trips, these are simple and very useful. If you are on the road you will have to revert back to the old disposables, because there is nothing good about not looking good for that special business meeting. I can highly recommend these shavers in a pinch and if you have sensitive skin these are great.



Recommended:
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