Outdoor/Sporting Goods

Outdoor/Sporting Goods Products

Sun Joe MJ401E Mow Joe 14-Inch 12 Amp Electric Lawn Mower With Grass Bag

So right out of the box, this mower feels like a toy. I laughed when I opened it because it just seemed so…flimsy. It looks like something Fisher-Price would put out. It was easy to assemble – just the handle and attaching the tiny grass bag (which I took off 10 minutes into mowing). I wheeled it around the living room a little – it’s light, fairly easy to turn and is so narrow I can actually just push it through my house and out my back door to start mowing (which is nice, because now I don’t have to open my garage, go around to the back gate, unlock it, get the mower, come back around, mow and then do it all in reverse when I’m done).


WORX 18-Inch 15.0 Amp Electric Chainsaw with Auto-Tension, Chain Brake, and Automatic Oiling – WG304.1

I’m very happy with this purchase. I’ve owned this chainsaw for a few weeks now and used it to take down (and slice up) 8 trees ranging from 4 inches to 12 inches in diameter. This was my first time using a chainsaw of any kind making it difficult to compare to an equivalent gas model. This chainsaw worked as advertised. I loved the safety mechanisms built in like the chain brake and the the kickback cutoff switch. Being a novice user, these features gave me some confidence. I did some research before purchasing this unit and one of the factors that made me go with the Worx was the lack of complaints about the chain tension.


Rogue River Tactical 80lbs 80 Pound Pistol Crossbow with Arrow Holder w/3 Cross Bow Bolts Arrows …

I was looking for something to “play” with and rodent control. This is NOT a toy and should only be used with adult supervision. Assembly was easy and I was shooting in about 15 minutes. At 25 yards I’m holding a 2″ grouping. It is in fact lethal for small game and should be treated as a weapon and not a play thing. I’ll be getting another one for my trapping partner


AME Motorcycle Heated Hand Grips

Overall these grips are a winner, especially at this price. The electrical install was dead simple (I already had a switched relay in place from previous grips) with only a 2 wire connection. The controller is compact but has a sturdy feel to it. The wires are well wrapped in a thick plastic tube to prevent chaffing and excessive vibration.

Photography

Photography Products

Emart 600W Photography Photo Video Portrait Studio Day Light Umbrella Continuous Lighting Kit

This is a very versatile set of photography lights. It does the job well in an inside setting. This kit is not rugged enough for outdoors but really adds to a photography shoot- as you can see in my pictures. Here are three of the features of this kit:

– Pop-up flash: This shows what most people’s photos end up looking like. Flat light with harsh shadows behind the subject. This is not my favorite feature of this set.

-Silver umbrella: Bringing the light in front and to the side of the subject allows for soft but direct light on the subject. You get stronger contrasts and more depth to the photos. This reflector did a great job of providing easily adjustable light with minimal adjusting.

-White umbrella: The white umbrellas serve the same function as the silver except that they diffuse light more softly around your subjects features.


StudioPRO All In One LED Product Photo Light Kit 24″ Cube

Fantastic value! I can’t believe this cost under $100.
I’ve constructed light boxes in the past for professional work then spent over $100 on the lights. This clever design sets up in a couple minutes and folds flat for easy storage.

The light level is perfect for modern digital cameras and the illumination is very even…the images look great and need almost no touch up.

I would have been happy with the product at double the price.


Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Full Frame Digital SLR Camera Body

I write this review from the perspective of an advanced photographer who does the occasional video. For three and a half years, I owned the 5D Mark III; its responsiveness and the image quality it delivered with a good lens made it less a camera and more an extension of my mind and eye, faithfully recording the grand landscapes, events, and decisive moments I was privileged to see. The upgrade to the IV was more a personal choice, rather than from being compelled by any major limitation of the III. I’ve used it now for more than a month, and feel I know enough to write a review.


Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM Lens for Canon EOS SLR Cameras

I am a hobbyist and this review is for people like me. What I mean by that is that I take pictures for fun and nobody buys my pictures. I mostly shoot landscape, nature, and portraits of family, friends, and relatives. I will refer to 24-70mm as the 70, and the 24-105mm IS as the 105. I first made the mistake of buying the 70, then I returned it with a hefty restocking fee and bought the 105 – I don’t have the slightest regret and I could not be happier. I’m taking my time to write this review so that you can spend your hard earned money wisely. Let’s analyze the trade-off between the two:

* Both lenses have excellent build and image quality. So these are not differentiating factors.
* The one and only advantage of the 70 is the one smaller f-stop. For me, this means more blur when I shoot portraits, so this is all good.
* The advantage of 105 over the 70 are as follows:
– You get an extra 35mm, which is 50% more zoom. I like this.
– You get a 3-stop IS. For me, this is a great advantage, because I rarely use tripods and IS saves the day. I would choose the 105 over 70 for the IS alone.
– The 105 is 10 ounces lighter and close to half an inch shorter.


Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera (Pink)

Absolutely awesome, took this to Africa, and was so nice to give something like a photo instead of them giving…buy it!! This woman in Samburu village had never really seen herself..beautiful…she’s holding the photo I took with this camera!

Cooking

Cooking Products

Cuisinart MSC-600 3-In-1 Cook Central 6-Quart Multi-Cooker: Slow Cooker, Brown/Saute, Steamer

After the set cooking time, this unit immediately turns itself to Warm for 8 hours!!!!!! just keeping itself….well, warm for that long after which it turns itself off completely. Of course, one can manually turn it off after less “warm” time if one desires.

I LOVE this machine….you can cook anything in


Cuisinart DGB-650BC Grind-and-Brew Thermal 10-Cup Automatic Coffeemaker, Brushed Metal

I’ve never had any issues. I use coffee beans and grind them into the reusable filter and I fill the beans to the top as well as coffee pot. It sounds like the water is flowing too quickly into the filter and causing the grinds to “splash around’. Maybe trying the “1-4” feature and see if that avoids the problem


Coleman Classic Propane Stove

The valves in this stove are a big source of frustration, BUT there seems to be an easy fix, and once done the stove is perfect….just what you expect from Coleman. All you have to do is use a Phillips head screwdriver to remove the knobs on the valves. Then unscrew the brass nut that secures it to the front of the stove. Now back out the valve stem using the knob and remove the stem that has two O rings and the brass needle valve. Take a clean paper towel and wipe the gunk or the valve lube off of the O rings thoroughly. I blame the lube for the problem. The rings were in good condition. I then applied a tiny amount of silicone based plumber’s grease, but you have to be sure you don’t use one that is petroleum jelly or it can ruin the rubber.


Bon Chef Coffee Urn

This coffee urn is the posh posh of industry. Beautiful stainless steel units arrives packed and ready to go. An elegant masterpiece to as to your buffet table. The functionalities are incredible and the spout work with precision. The artistry of the Bon Chef 42003C-E is like no other in its class. Expect a win from this unit. Product Review Report awards this product our highest rating of 5 stars

Health

Health Products

Exerpeutic Folding Magnetic Upright Bike with Pulse

It is not truly an upright bike (such as a regular road bike). The pedals are too far forward. The bike is a cross between an upright and recumbent bike, however there is no seatback to lean back against. The pedals are so far forward, you are pushing them away from your body to some extent. This may put more stress on your unsupported back. Also, because of the forward pedal position, it is very difficult to get full range of motion (ROM) without being uncomfortable, especially with the extra wide seat.


Superior Fitness 600 lb Exercise / Yoga / Stability Ball With Heavy Duty Gym Quality Resistance Bands & Pump – Improves Balance, Core Strength, Back Pain & Posture – For Men & Women

Been using it for three days now. You are forced to maintain good posture which made my back a little sore. Now, on the fourth day, that is nearly gone. Works your legs, too. The exercise handles provide a nice break from work every hour or so. You work out all day really…bouncing, rocking, rolling, balancing.


ProSource Puzzle Exercise Mat, EVA Foam Interlocking Tiles, Protective Flooring for Gym Equipment and Cushion for Workouts

The tiles are great. They were installed over 1 x 1 tiles on top of concrete. They provide a mid-level range of cushion. They are definitely not TOO soft, but are not hard… if that makes sense. The only reason they are not a 5 star is because they are slightly slick on the surface; socks, bare feet, etc. are all slightly slick. Other than that they are great!


Rimmer Twisting Waist Ankle Body Aerobic Exercise Twist Waist Torsion Body Massage Board Aerobic Foot Exercise Fitness Twister – Figure Trimmer

Took me a few tries to get my position right but once I did I knew it was working my core. The only thing I didn’t like is that the base occasionally makes a strange popping noise but it didn’t interfere with the functionality of the item. I did find that the massaging parts were not very comfortable on my bare feet but I have sensitive feet, so I expected it and if I ware shoes this is not a problem.


Wonder Core Smart Fitness Equipment, Black/Green

This actually assists your sit-up so you can do the proper motion even if you are weak. That way you don’t try an use your neck and hip flexors just to get through the motions. Same with the push-ups- resting your thighs on this takes just enough weight off your arms and abs so that you can do a proper push-up (which require a lot of core strength). This push-up works more core muscles than you could from just doing push-ups with your knees on the ground. My abs have been really sore the last couple days.


Maxi Climber Vertical Climber

Just make sure you take the coupon and order the item from their physical stores and have it shipped free to your home because they don’t stock this in stores. I have been using this for about 2 months now here is the studio. I absolutely love this climber. It’s very easy to assemble and it’s sturdy. I started out with only 300 steps but now I’m doing between 1.2k to 3k per session. My legs are always sore after use and my biceps gets a great workout because I always use underarm position. Over all good machine and worth the price point

Office Supplies

Office Supplies Products

Fellowes 3229901 Powershred 99Ci 100% Jam Proof Cross-Cut Paper Shredder

Bought this shredder to replace a 10 year-old Staples heavy-duty unit in my home office. Selected the Fellows because of reviews found here and elsewhere on the ’Net. This Fellows shredder is As Advertised! Great value. Super quiet. Efficient. Safe; so safe, I no longer fear my necktie getting caught and dragging me to my demise


Jiraph Electric Stapler with Staple Remover and 25-Sheet Capacity (Loaded with Staples)

This electronic stapler is amazing. It is easy to use and not heavy so it is portable.

I will be using this stapler both in the classroom and for home use. I like how it has an adjustable feature. It allows the kids to make copies without wasting paper space.

I did have one thing to point out and that is the noise. When the staple goes in, the noise is a bit loud. Not the product to get for kids who have SPD.

Overall a pretty nice machine. Looks great on the desk and does not take up to much space.


Home Premium Rubber Door Stopper – Multi Surface Door Stop (Pack of 4)

This door stopper is a medium weight rubber stopper. It is 4″ long and 1″ wide. It came in a 4 pack. It has a cross bar on the back side that keeps the sides from clasping. I first used it on carpet and it held the door but not tightly. I then used it on tile and it held the door tight. With the width as narrow as it is it would not hold a heavy door. I was hoping to use it on my self closing door but it’s not high enough to catch the door. For doors that are built closer to the ground it works great. I like to keep my bedroom door open a little ways, not shut and not all the way open. The door won’t stay in the position I like, but the stopper holds it tight enough to keep the door in the correct position. I’m not sure using it on carpet would be good around young children because any good tug and the door would give way. This stopper works fantastically on tile and flat floors. On the tile I don’t think a young child would be able to pull it out of place. I used this stopper in a public place on tile and it worked like a charm, everyone wanted one for their office.
I received this product at a reduced price.carpet


B&R Plastics 101-6B-BLUE EZ Foldz

B & R Plastics EASY FOLD Folding Step Stool is the ideal solution for anyone who needs an efficient way to safely access objects that are just out of reach. Compact and lightweight, the EASY FOLD stool is safer than a chair and more convenient than a step ladder. This stool is so easy to use and it is SO STURDY! The entire top is very strong when you unfold it and use the stool.

Fashion/Art

Fashion/Art Products

Asdam Art – Oil Paintings on Canvas Budding Flowers 100%

Looks beautiful on my wall. Frequently gets compliments. Doesn’t look cheap.


US Art Supply Newport Small Adjustable Wood Table Sketchbox Easel

Wow. This is exactly what I needed. I had 15 X 20 drafting boarding that I was issued to use with a design course I am taking. Didn’t want to purchase a drafting table but I needed something to raise the board at an angle. This worked perfect. Holds the board secure and an additional bonus I can store drafting tools inside. It really could be sold for more. Great quality.


Fontane Complete Bed with Metal Geometric Panels and Rounded Cherry Top Rails, Silver Finish, King

I ordered this bed to replace an old brass one that I had been given. Brass beds aren’t really my style and I was looking for something more contemporary. The Fontane bed fit the bill.

When I received the bed (several days sooner than Amazon promised) I made arrangements to have the old one removed and then started assembling it. It went together much more easily and quickly than I’d expected (it took me about an hour and a half).


The Frank Gehry Furniture

Twist cube appropriate for indoor/outdoor commercial, institutional and residential use. The décor and style is a mark of real craftsmanship. Its easy to move and appealing to the eye. Expect a win from this unit. Product Review Report awards this product our highest rating of 5 stars.

Electronics

Electronics Products

Plantronics CS530 Office Wireless Headset with Extended Microphone

Satisfied with everything EXCEPT the item description indicated the wireless headset could place answered calls on hold & doesn’t.. For business purposes, we needed the item to have that ability. I now have to research & find another wireless headset that does but by then won’t be able to return this item. IF YOU ARE A BUSINESS LOOKING FOR A WIRELESS HEADSET THAT CAN ANSWER & PLACE CALLS ON HOLD DON’T BUY THIS MODEL.


Mileagea Portable DLP Projector Wi-Fi Connection Pico Multimedia for Video Game Business

It’s an awesome little projector! Very compact and lightweight, but produces a clear, bright image.
I bought it as a gift for my son and he absolutely loves it.


Ricoh Theta S Digital Camera (Black)

When you physically press the button on the Ricoh Theta S camera, the picture taking feels instantaneous. But you have no real indication of what the camera is seeing, and it requires you to hold the device which is not the best way to take a picture. The best way is to have the camera on a tripod and use the phone app.


Bose SoundLink Bluetooth Speaker III

SoundLink 3 has a old-timer classic look. The silver part of the box is paint sprayed mesh. the black parts around have a fine texture on it. The top is soft rubber. The whole thing feels like a old radio (in a good way) with a modern touch. I personally like it better than the jawbone box or UE style, which is way too future-ish young-kids looking. SoundLink 3 is also pretty heavy. Won’t be a good choice to carry around. All in all, very solid build.
SoundLine Mini reminds me the Iphone. It is a whole piece of Aluminum, as least looks like it. Also heavy for its size. but much more portable.


Drobo 5c

Drobo storage arrays have always been designed with the user in mind. From the tool-less design that allows hard drives to be inserted without carriers or screws to the variable-speed cooling fan, the compact and quiet 5C was designed to work just as well on your desk as it does in an office environment.You can edit a Lightroom catalog that is located on the Drobo and I don’t see any lag or difference versus one that is on the hard drive of my computer. I dig that it is USB-C and allows me to connect to the iMac in my office or my 2016 MacBook pro.

Computers

Computer Products

Buddy Products Stand Up Height Workstation with LCD Mount

This standing workstation is far superior in its craftsmanship than its very low price might lead one to expect. It is very well made and has everything one might want in a workstation of this type. A laptop of any size, from a very small netbook to a large gamer’s model, fits comfortably on its top surface with room for an external mouse to the side if desired. There is a stand to hold an external monitor, and if a desktop computer is desired, there is a shelf on which to set it as well. The monitor mount is strong and the desk is firm with no wobbles.


HP LaserJet Pro M277dw Wireless All-in-One Color Printer

This is a great printer, as many others have attested, but there’s just one serious flaw: the setup instructions. The ones which shipped with my printer incorrectly instruct the user to remove a transparent piece of plastic over the scanning glass used by the ADF, however doing so will ensure the ADF always jams (as several other reviewers have noted). Do NOT remove this piece of plastic!!


Oculus Rift – Virtual Reality Headset

I’ve finally received the Rift I pre-ordered 6 minutes into launch, and my first experience with it blew me away.

Having read every article, every review, and having a dedicated tab in Chrome open to the Oculus Subreddit, reading all I could before I finally got my hands on my own unit, I didn’t expect to feel the amount presence that I did. I was worried about the negativity towards the FOV (field of view), the resolution, and the “godrays” (crepuscular rays). I was preparing for disappointment, and I’m glad I was, because I was able to appreciate it all the more. I’ve now also had the experience of thoroughly testing out the HTC Vive, which I also pre-ordered and received the same day as the Rift, so I can offer some comparisons as well.


Fujitsu ScanSnap S1300i Mobile Document Scanner

It scans photographs pretty well. I don’t think it’s quite as good as my Epson v500, but it’s “good enough” unless you’re doing archival work and want the absolute best result you can get.
The software does little to no post-processing, and your only choice of output for photographs is JPG

Beauty

Beauty Products

Citizen Men’s BJ8050-08E Eco-Drive Professional Diver Black Sport Watch

Awesome dive watch for the money, I converted stock band with aftermarket Citizilla lug adaptors and a 7 row brushed stainless band that matches case perfectly. I have many watches but I can’t seem to wear anything else right now it’s my favorite. Highly recommend for those who like a big heavy dive watch.


COACH Women’s Embossed Croc Campus Backpack SV/Chalk Backpack

Beautiful leather bag that’s just the right size and fit, I love it! And thank you again for the lovely bag!


DR ROGO Bunion Relief 2 Big Toe Protectors For Bunions

Not only did they work perfectly, I loved them so much I bought a second pair! These aren’t the cheapest toe spacers I’ve found, but they’re more than worth it for the comfort they provide during athletic use. I don’t use these for regular, all-day use because the silicone can get a bit constrictive around my big toe when my feet swell over the course of a long day – but for shorter-term use (1 hour or less), they’re perfect


Dynarex Cotton Roll, Non-Sterile, 25 Rolls in a Polybag

I opened the bag while preparing to administer my medical need thus forfeiting the opportunity to return it. BEWARE OF DYNAREX ! I believe that what you dish out you get back double or triple OR what goes around comes around. YES, I am contacting Amazon about this and will ask for some kind of resolution.