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MoKo Amazon Kindle 7th Gen Case - Ultra Slim Lightweight Smart-shell Stand Cover Case for Amazon Kindle 2014 ( 7th Generation ), BLACK
MoKo Amazon Kindle 7th Gen Case - Ultra Slim Lightweight Smart-shell Stand Cover Case for Amazon Kindle 2014 ( 7th Generation ), BLACK
Offered by BSCstore CA
Price: CDN$ 19.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool, sleek, well-built & functional design, Dec 9 2014
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All the many photos provided by the seller were so helpful and clear.

I chose it* (black) for its slim design and hard material. Most women's purses/bags don't have dedicated separators inside, so, this case's hard cover and magnetic closure really help to keep it in place.

The wake/sleep function works very well. I felt it was priced just right for the good quality (Ex: No idiotic seams or weirdly glued crap guaranteed to fail, etc). Looks cool, is lightweight and delivery was within a week (is probably faster but delay was due to other items in my order). It's clearly designed and built to last unlike many of the other cheaper (or more expensive) options.

[Glad I found this one and searched a bit instead of using Amazon's 'recommended', more expensive leather covers that don't even have a magnetic closure.]

* ETA: The one I bought; Kindle 7 2014 (Slim Shell)" fits Kindle, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi

Kindle, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi
Kindle, 6" Glare-Free Touchscreen Display, Wi-Fi
Price: CDN$ 79.00

49 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it!, Nov. 19 2014
After using the "Kindle for PC" app on my laptop for a few years, I decided to get a dedicated e-reader.

This one is ready-to-use straight out of the box, very easy to follow menu/ tap settings, etc, and a useful tutorial. Kindle content downloads quickly and easily.

I chose this one (over Paperwhite) only because I don't usually read in low-light conditions. The screen reads fine even in artificial light. Since the interface and operating system for both are exactly the same & this model is 1oz lighter, the $60 surcharge (for Paperwhite) didn't feel worth it. In-store (Staples), I compared them at the same light level (lowest setting on Paperwhite = this model's one and only setting).

Not sure why there's no sign-out of "My account" option but my guess is the content can't be read if so. Also why there's an option to protect it w/ a Device Password and/or add Parental Controls.

To fully charge it, I used my BlackBerry USB power adapter or there's an included USB-only cable. Have yet to buy a case* for it.

I also found some videos on YouTube that were very helpful in helping me decide which model to choose. :)

For this price and as a simple, effective e-reader, it's absolutely worth it.

ETA: * = I've since bought (and love) this case; listed as "Kindle 7 2014 (Slim Shell)": MoKo Amazon Kindle 7th Gen Case - Ultra Slim Lightweight Smart-shell Stand Cover Case for Amazon Kindle 2014 ( 7th Generation ), BLACK

Breville Panini Duo BSG520XL
Breville Panini Duo BSG520XL
Price: CDN$ 89.99
10 used & new from CDN$ 89.99

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Handy, compact and efficient, Aug. 20 2013
This grill works very well because of the different plates - bottom one's flat with a raised edge, top one's the grill. The non-removable plates seem to heat faster and evenly. Cleanup is fairly quick with damp paper towels (see photos) when the grill is still warm to touch - it also helps that the grill grooves aren't deep (but they do leave good grill marks).

The no switch (for ON/OFF) feature wasn’t an issue at all. A manual cord winder at the bottom of the grill is useful (see photo). For small spaces, the “LOCK” feature also helps store it upright. The “MELT” position allows good open-face melts or reheat pizza slices. The floating hinge is, by far, the best and most important feature – makes this grill so very versatile!
So far, I’ve made paninis, grilled veggies (roasted peppers & thick slices of Portobello mushrooms and smaller slices of Creminis) and even chicken burgers – all turned out delicious. The no-drip design actually works since very little drippings were created. Except for the paninis where I applied a bit of butter to both sides of the bread, for all other stuff, the non-stick surface worked w/ no butter/oil used.

I researched several grills, read reviews and even bought one (the "Beach") only to return it because of flimsy design and quality for the same price. Most importantly, the front handle always remained cool to touch (the sides do get warm). Absolutely worth it!
[Note: Purchased at a Toronto 'futuristic' shop on sale! :D]

Soul Integration
Soul Integration
by Sal Rachele
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 22.45
12 used & new from CDN$ 22.09

5.0 out of 5 stars Soul-full!, July 18 2013
This review is from: Soul Integration (Paperback)
To quote from the book:
........A Course In Miracles says “The last step is taken by God.” That means we can instruct souls on how to create the proper environment for enlightenment to take place, but God has the final say. That is the purpose of this book – to lead souls to the place where God within can take the final step.....

This book is very well-written with a clear intention to help. Sal’s books always evoke a good-hearted, glad to be alive feeling. In my case, there’s always an uncanny sense of timing to reading such info. – it shows up when I’m ready or most need to read it. That said, this book would suit any reader; it doesn’t presume any previous knowledge or required reading, also why it stands alone from his other books. It covers all aspects of soul from original inception, human incarnation, its integration and then, much more beyond it via channeling from The Founders, Leah and The Arcturians - the book flows effortlessly through these chapters (and several sub-chapters/topics):

Chapter 1: The Journey of the Soul
Chapter 2: Soul Mates and Twin Flames
Chapter 3: Soul Fragmentation
Chapter 4: Healing and Restoring the Soul to Wholeness
Chapter 5: The Nature of Enlightenment
Chapter 6: Soul Integration in the World
Appendix-A: Frequently Asked Questions
Appendix-B: What Really Happened on December 21, 2012?
Appendix-C: Soul Vibration Level Index

It made me pause, reflect and feel much more than usual books. A lot of commonly rehashed and/or misunderstood concepts are explained with a gentle and grounded approach. Any writing that can bring clarity and still be thought-provoking is worth reading.
This made me laugh (quoted from book):
.........Ascension is a normal, natural process once a soul has reached a certain level of awareness. Ultimately, it is totally unnecessary to offer ascension workshops or techniques. You can liken this to a caterpillar taking a weekend workshop on how to become a butterfly........

Other than Sal’s books (Earth Awakens: Prophecy 2012 - 2030) and articles, I have no personal knowledge of him and yet, it’s clear that he is a very good channel because of how inspired, grounded and clear I felt after finishing the book. Even though the topic is heavy-duty (ha…ya think?!) the kind, elderly/wise friend-approach made a huge difference. The reader is treated as an equal, a seeker and a co-creator.

These words were inspiring (quoted from book):
........One of the keys to enlightenment is a willingness to face the unknown. The ego always retreats into the comfortable familiarity of the known, but becoming attached to it is, ultimately, a slow death. While real death is an ending of the known, the fear of death stems from attachment to the known. The real reason the ego fears the unknown is that it fears its own demise..........

And to end, what brought peace (quoted from book)::
........Ecstasy and bliss do not happen in the unknowable; they happen when we return from our journey and enter back into the world. We return to the world gladly because we are free of it.....

A lovely book that was absolutely worth it.

[Note: I purchased it as an e-book (Kindle & e-Pub available) from Sal’s own site because I couldn't wait 1-4 weeks for the paperback]

RoomMates RMK1453BCS Dotted Peel and Stick Border (Raspberry)
RoomMates RMK1453BCS Dotted Peel and Stick Border (Raspberry)
Offered by Urban Inspirations
Price: CDN$ 24.79
10 used & new from CDN$ 15.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Works well, Nov. 23 2012
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To begin, I bought it to use on card stock and not on walls! :D

It makes for a great border to give instant pop when cut in half (for smaller cards) and a fab. background for bigger sized cards. Add some stickers, word art et voila - a beautiful, easy-to-make, handmade card. Keep in mind that the surface is glossy and may need stronger adhesives to stick stuff on top of it. When used this way, total value for money given that it's 15 feet long. Hope this helps.

Earth Awakens: Prophecy 2012 - 2030
Earth Awakens: Prophecy 2012 - 2030
by Sal Rachele
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 22.60
7 used & new from CDN$ 22.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Self-awakening is better than any prophecy, Nov. 23 2012
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The book contains:
Introduction: The New Dawn
1 – A future timeline review
2 – The nature of time
3 – The changes within
4 – The outer changes
5 – Popular Conspiracies – Fact or Fiction
6 – Economic realities
7 – Political structures
8 – Social systems
9 – Intentional communities
10 – Technological advances
11 – The cosmic order
12 – Life on other worlds
13 – Life in the ascended state
I apologize if this review isn’t able to help - there’s so much material covered and without a book preview, it’s hard to know how to put it all together in a few words. From what I’ve read so far (on Chapter 7 as I write this), it’s absolutely worth the purchase. Usually, I go through a book fairly quickly but this one’s quite detailed and requires some reflection. Also, most of the earth-related scenarios and changes to come have, in one form or another, already been playing out over the past few years - no surprises there. “Do not get attached to your coastal real estate, and have a back-up plan to be somewhere else” (quoted from the book) makes a lot of sense now! :)

Each chapter stands alone to cover several topics in sub-chapters (each has an individual page number in Table of Contents + a detailed Index; made it so easy to find a topic of interest and re-read). There’s something for everyone based on their area of interest. I skipped the prophecy parts (earthquakes, droughts, floods, et al) since “that don’t impress me much” - never has, never will. And to quote the author, "The fear is far worse than the actual experience..." Chapter 3 held my attention the most; covering many aspects that I, as a human, can become aware of and so, change.

All of it, I felt, is written with respect for the reader; no holier-than-thou or I told you so overtones that seem to be a common to a lot of ‘channeled’ material. It constantly urges discernment, self-thought while providing different perspectives, advice, options in asking us to do the work required; be it self-acceptance or self-love. No easy-peasy ET go home or Scotty beam me up deal here! And yet, it’s not heavy-duty, never-ending healing with no fun type of advice. Quote from the book – “Transcend means to go beyond. It does not mean to circumvent, deny or rationalize. To transcend darkness, you merely expand your consciousness to include more and more of who you truly are – an amazingly powerful, creative Divine Being.”

The author freely shares several articles on his website plus his You Tube/Vimeo videos explain what’s covered in this book. For me, when reading ‘channeled’ work, such additional material is always an important factor. In addition, in the very few dealings I’ve had with Sal prior to buying the book (Mp3 purchases + a general email to make suggestions wrt his site), he clearly came across as a fair-minded, professional, balanced and caring human being.

I’m wary of all the ridiculous hype around 2012 and any prophecy in general [Y2K, anyone?] but this book steers clear of such an approach, choosing instead, to remind us over and over again that our power to choose (free will) is what creates new life and/or real change. This, quoted from the book, sums it up – “Your journey through physicality is but one chapter in a long and magnificent story. It is the story of how God comes to know Itself, through you, as you.”

CitiGeeks® 3x Anti-Glare Premium Screen Protector for Blackberry Playbook. Fingerprint Resistant. Matte. Pack of 3. CitiGeeks Retail Package.
CitiGeeks® 3x Anti-Glare Premium Screen Protector for Blackberry Playbook. Fingerprint Resistant. Matte. Pack of 3. CitiGeeks Retail Package.
Offered by CitiGeeks
Price: CDN$ 7.99
3 used & new from CDN$ 7.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works very well, Sept. 24 2012
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Arrived within 6 business days in perfect condition (packed well w/ a huge "Do not Bend" sticker on the front). Includes a cleaning cloth, a soft card and clear, printed instructions/labels. However, I used a mini-squeegee (by Scotch Brite) to push it down while laying it down bit by bit - this eliminated almost all bubbles at one shot. Without this step, it created way too many bubbles that would've taken too much time/effort to pop out especially w/ the flimsy soft card. Overall, the product works as promised - no more glare or fingerprints plus doesn't interfere with the touch screen function plus it aligns correctly w/ all holes/cutouts to match the Playbook.

Targus AMU76US Cord-Storing Optical Mouse (Black with Gray)
Targus AMU76US Cord-Storing Optical Mouse (Black with Gray)
Price: CDN$ 24.19
12 used & new from CDN$ 24.19

3.0 out of 5 stars Works as a travel mouse, Aug. 14 2012
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It's a decent product but could be priced lower IMHO. No real cons since the product makes no tall claims. It's small, yes, the cord does retract as advertised and so, works as promised. The cord, when open, sits in a whirl (does not straighten out). The wheel is smooth, no noise/clicks when moving.
However, I'm using this only as a secondary mouse and for travel because it's USB (no batteries). I would not use it for everyday work (or for games) even though my hands are small, no RSS, etc, because it's not that comfortable.

Moen 1225 One-Handle Replacement Cartridge
Moen 1225 One-Handle Replacement Cartridge
Offered by Canada's Plumbing Wholesale Limited
Price: CDN$ 20.56
13 used & new from CDN$ 20.56

5.0 out of 5 stars Does its job, Aug. 14 2012
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Amazon's price (listed under only) for this was unbeatable -it costs $30 (plus taxes) elsewhere.
To begin, I'm no DIY expert (esp. wrt plumbing) but this cartridge was fairly easy to install in my single-handle kitchen faucet. The printed instructions are inadequate (for beginner level) as is Moen's site - zero use or help. For anyone thinking of tackling this, I'd strongly suggest watching several how-to videos online (search for Moen 1225). Without this (see slip-ups listed below) visual guidance, it would've made it way more difficult and frustrating. Of course, for any plumbing work - first switch off the water supply! O-rings are also required to complete this project; supplied for free at most hardware stores since they're guaranteed for life.

The plastic cap (included) truly helps to twist to old cartridge out and so, no need for the $45 expensive cartridge puller. This said, my faucet cartridge was only 5-6 years old [ha! guaranteed for life, eh?] and I did watch one video where the cartridge was over 20 years old - the puller was clearly required.

Tip #1 - wipe the metal piston (rod that's visible on top of cartridge and slides up/down) thoroughly w/ a dry rag before installing it. Otherwise, the factory-applied silicone/grease makes it too smooth and the handle won't stay up when the faucet's open. Result - do-over!
Tip #2 - look for the horizontal 'notch/line' on one side of this rod/piston. Remember to turn it so that it faces you when you install the cartridge and keep it this way before screwing on the handle. Otherwise, the hot/cold changes direction. Even if this happens, it's a simple and minor fix of unscrewing only the handle to turn (use the plastic cap) it by 180deg.

As I've said, these above solutions were only available via the online videos. Please do take the extra step to research and watch some especially if you're a novice at plumbing like myself. These include other tips/steps/things required (plumber's grease....who knew?!) that are clearly listed in these videos.

Despite the do-overs, I found it worth the effort - more than the savings, it felt great (as a female) to have done it on my own. :)

Anti-glare Clear Crystel LCD Screen Protector Film Guard for Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch
Anti-glare Clear Crystel LCD Screen Protector Film Guard for Apple Macbook Pro 15 inch
Offered by Gigacity
Price: CDN$ 9.98

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does a great job, April 19 2012
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I used it on my SONY VAIO (VPCEH). Cuts the glare down completely, totally deserves the 5-star rating - what a relief to not squint! Such a bargain - 2 films for $10 (free shipping) as compared to $40+ each elsewhere. Dealing w/ Gigacity was also a breeze. Had to contact them due to some confusion created by Amazon but their replies were prompt, helpful and courteous. Arrived within 5 business days from HK + no custom duties. Packing kept the screens safe, zero damage.

Some tips -
No instructions included, just 2 printed tabs on the screen for the 2 steps. Do NOT peel any masks until you check the fit. I had to cut mine. To measure - align one corner with the screen and mark the other 3 w/ a gel pen. No cut reqd. for the camera (it's on the frame). Flip the laptop w/ screen-side on table, clean & wipe w/ an anti-static cloth, keep area as dust-free as is humanly possible. DON'T remove the front mask like the tab says - lots of scratches while removing bubbles. Took me over 30 mins, had to reposition it twice. In the end, I used a small squeegee to apply + an expired credit card (it bends a lot!) to work out the tiny bubbles. There are still some left (trapped dust particles) but they don't affect the screen view at all - PHEW! Yeah, I know....the how-to is longer than the review! :)

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