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Kezzi Mens Watches K738 Quartz Analog Leather Wrist Watch Fashion Classic Casual Waterproof Brown
Kezzi Mens Watches K738 Quartz Analog Leather Wrist Watch Fashion Classic Casual Waterproof Brown
Offered by Mecan's Fashion
Price: CDN$ 89.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Quality Than Expected., Aug. 24 2015
I'm pleasantly surprised by how beautiful, I should say, handsome this watch is.

I'm not familiar with this brand, my best guess is that's it's a 3rd party. What I look for is quality. There's a high likelihood that you'll get quality with name brands, but it's not guaranteed.

The same is also true for smaller, private companies. The tendency is to believe the worse until proven otherwise, most of the time sellers deliver quality for the price it's being offer.

That's the case here.

Although it's advertised for a man, I like this watch for a teenager, more so.
This Kezzi watch is actually gorgeous watch that's under $20.

The set comes with:
* Watch w/ leather strap
* spare watch-sized alkaline battery
* pillow-watch holder.

Bluedio BS-3 (Camel) Portable Bluetooth speakers Revolution 3D Audio Neodymium magnets /52mm drivers units /Rich bass wireless Soundbar / Excellent 3D stereo music surround scene Retail-Gift packgage (Black)
Bluedio BS-3 (Camel) Portable Bluetooth speakers Revolution 3D Audio Neodymium magnets /52mm drivers units /Rich bass wireless Soundbar / Excellent 3D stereo music surround scene Retail-Gift packgage (Black)
Offered by Bluedio Ca
Price: CDN$ 99.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bluedio BS3 vs BS2: A Critical Review, Aug. 19 2015
Length:: 7:26 Mins

With the market glutted with headphones-- of all descriptions-- and wireless speakers from nearly 2 or 3 dozen, it's a dizzying job trying to recommend a "good" buy. Because simply, most are of the same "very good" quality especially when considering price.

Bluedio has come out with two different models of their wireless mini speaker bar: the "BS2" and the larger "BS3."

This is what I wrote about the "BS2" roughly a month and a half ago (June, 2015)

"The "BS-2" on the surface looks like your run-of-the-mill wireless, mini soundbar, but with the addition of the "3D" setting, you now have a few more options when you tie this feature in with a digital EQ that your phone or tablet may have.

Now, this speaker is not without a drawback. Without the "3D" or what some of us might say is simply a surround-sound output, the default setting sounds noticeably flat and that's with a 256+ kbps mp3 audio file.

But with this surround sound setting turned on, the sound is much richer and vibrant.

Grade: B+/ A-"

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*
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The only thing that this speaker was weak on was delivering a strong bass. Now, this is not a negative criticism but a subjective opinion.

With the new "BS3"-- you have all of the same features but supersized.

The BS3 looks almost identical to the BS2 except it is almost 2" larger in all dimensions AND twice the weight.

*** Comparing the features ***

The BS3 features:

* Bluetooth v. 4.1
* 10 watt output
* lossless transmission
* aux/ line in (for analog devices)
* 3D sound effect
* large programming keys
* bluetooth radio v 4.1 (100' of transmission)
* 3.5mm and micro usb cords
* 8.75" x 2.5" x 2.75" @ 22.2 oz

The BS2 features:

* 6-watts
* lossless transmission
* line-in
* 3D sound effect
* large programming keys
* bluetooth radio v 4.1 (100' of transmission)
* 3.5mm and micro usb cords
* 6.75" x 2.5" x 2" @ 10.2 oz

Comparing both very beautiful speakers and being impressed with the general sound quality of the BS2, I'm faced with a bit of a dilemma as to a recommendation.

The BS3 is just a modest upgrade, maybe even a mid-cycle improvement, to use a cellphone industry term. Therefore, if you have a BS2, I wouldn't buy the BS3. But, if you're looking for a pretty decent wireless mini sound bar, the BS3 is a very good choice for a number of reasons.

handsome, minimalist design
multiple output options
relatively small footprint
vibrant sound (although not a particularly strong speaker for bass-centric music lovers)

Bluedio BS-3 (Camel) Portable Bluetooth speakers Revolution 3D Audio Neodymium magnets /52mm drivers units /Rich bass wireless Soundbar / Excellent 3D stereo music surround scene Retail-Gift packgage (White)
Bluedio BS-3 (Camel) Portable Bluetooth speakers Revolution 3D Audio Neodymium magnets /52mm drivers units /Rich bass wireless Soundbar / Excellent 3D stereo music surround scene Retail-Gift packgage (White)
Offered by Bluedio Ca
Price: CDN$ 99.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bluedio BS3 vs BS2: A Critical Review, Aug. 19 2015
Length:: 7:26 Mins

With the market glutted with headphones-- of all descriptions-- and wireless speakers from nearly 2 or 3 dozen, it's a dizzying job trying to recommend a "good" buy. Because simply, most are of the same "very good" quality especially when considering price.

Bluedio has come out with two different models of their wireless mini speaker bar: the "BS2" and the larger "BS3."

This is what I wrote about the "BS2" roughly a month and a half ago (June, 2015)

"The "BS-2" on the surface looks like your run-of-the-mill wireless, mini soundbar, but with the addition of the "3D" setting, you now have a few more options when you tie this feature in with a digital EQ that your phone or tablet may have.

Now, this speaker is not without a drawback. Without the "3D" or what some of us might say is simply a surround-sound output, the default setting sounds noticeably flat and that's with a 256+ kbps mp3 audio file.

But with this surround sound setting turned on, the sound is much richer and vibrant.

Grade: B+/ A-"

*
*
*
The only thing that this speaker was weak on was delivering a strong bass. Now, this is not a negative criticism but a subjective opinion.

With the new "BS3"-- you have all of the same features but supersized.

The BS3 looks almost identical to the BS2 except it is almost 2" larger in all dimensions AND twice the weight.

*** Comparing the features ***

The BS3 features:

* Bluetooth v. 4.1
* 10 watt output
* lossless transmission
* aux/ line in (for analog devices)
* 3D sound effect
* large programming keys
* bluetooth radio v 4.1 (100' of transmission)
* 3.5mm and micro usb cords
* 8.75" x 2.5" x 2.75" @ 22.2 oz

The BS2 features:

* 6-watts
* lossless transmission
* line-in
* 3D sound effect
* large programming keys
* bluetooth radio v 4.1 (100' of transmission)
* 3.5mm and micro usb cords
* 6.75" x 2.5" x 2" @ 10.2 oz

Comparing both very beautiful speakers and being impressed with the general sound quality of the BS2, I'm faced with a bit of a dilemma as to a recommendation.

The BS3 is just a modest upgrade, maybe even a mid-cycle improvement, to use a cellphone industry term. Therefore, if you have a BS2, I wouldn't buy the BS3. But, if you're looking for a pretty decent wireless mini sound bar, the BS3 is a very good choice for a number of reasons.

handsome, minimalist design
multiple output options
relatively small footprint
vibrant sound (although not a particularly strong speaker for bass-centric music lovers)

Huion A3 LED Light Box Tracing Board Light Art Craft Tattoo Animation with Adjustable Brightness
Huion A3 LED Light Box Tracing Board Light Art Craft Tattoo Animation with Adjustable Brightness
Offered by Huion CA
Price: CDN$ 119.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Device for Most Visual Artists: Huion LED Light Pad: A Critical Review, Aug. 9 2015
Length:: 3:58 Mins

The “A3” this model produced by Huion is a fantastic device to own if you're an illustrator, animator, architect or engineer.

To my surprise, there are other uses for a light pad such as an instruction tool/ visual aid for teachers, x-ray viewer for hospital technicians or for professional renderings (architectural or engineering) for a municipality: those “state documents” in question.

I, as an fine artist for more than 35 years and a digital artist for the past 15 can speak about it's importance from these areas and it is unequivocally a time and life saver if you have projects and deadline that you're concerned with.

“Well, why do I need a light pad? Can't I just use tracing paper?”
The answer is no, you don't have to have a light pad in order to do any work, but since time determines the value of projects, a light pad will save you time which, in turn, makes contractual projects more lucrative.

If you have a final draft, having a light pad will can make having the original unnecessary because you're able to replicate just what you need for a presentation.

For animators, you don't have to constantly make time-consuming copies with only slight modifications; with a light pad you can focus just on what needs to be adjusted. And, with animation time IS money. This also seems to relate to architectural and engineering designs as well.

In short, faster and cheaper means lower expenses and higher revenue.

***
There are a few manufacturers that make light pad or as some call it, a “light box.” Concerning the Huion “A3” comes with:

The Light Pad
12V power cord
Multi language instruction booklet

The pad itself measures:
18.9” x 14.2” x .03” with a..

“Working space” dimension of:
16.9” x 12.2”. This work space is huge. I work with a lot of different sized papers and usually I'd have to fold the paper or bend the corners in order to scan just for smaller pieces. This gives me a lot of liberty.

Finally, the light pad also has a ruler marker on two sides of the screen in case you need exact measurements.

Normally, a light pad lies flat on a surface and one traces images from that position but I propped up the light board for the video demonstration

Huion “A3” LED Light Pad: 5 stars.

Bluedio BS-3 (Camel) Portable Bluetooth speakers Revolution 3D Audio Neodymium magnets /52mm drivers units /Rich bass wireless Soundbar / Excellent 3D stereo music surround scene Retail-Gift packgage (Gold)
Bluedio BS-3 (Camel) Portable Bluetooth speakers Revolution 3D Audio Neodymium magnets /52mm drivers units /Rich bass wireless Soundbar / Excellent 3D stereo music surround scene Retail-Gift packgage (Gold)
Offered by Bluedio Ca
Price: CDN$ 99.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bluedio BS3 vs BS2: A Critical Review, Aug. 8 2015
Length:: 7:26 Mins

With the market glutted with headphones-- of all descriptions-- and wireless speakers from nearly 2 or 3 dozen, it's a dizzying job trying to recommend a “good” buy. Because simply, most are of the same “very good” quality especially when considering price.

Bluedio has come out with two different models of their wireless mini speaker bar: the “BS2” and the larger “BS3.”

This is what I wrote about the “BS2” roughly a month and a half ago (June, 2015)

“The "BS-2" on the surface looks like your run-of-the-mill wireless, mini soundbar, but with the addition of the "3D" setting, you now have a few more options when you tie this feature in with a digital EQ that your phone or tablet may have.

Now, this speaker is not without a drawback. Without the "3D" or what some of us might say is simply a surround-sound output, the default setting sounds noticeably flat and that's with a 256+ kbps mp3 audio file.

But with this surround sound setting turned on, the sound is much richer and vibrant.

Grade: B+/ A-”

*
*
*
The only thing that this speaker was weak on was delivering a strong bass. Now, this is not a negative criticism but a subjective opinion.

With the new “BS3”-- you have all of the same features but supersized.

The BS3 looks almost identical to the BS2 except it is almost 2” larger in all dimensions AND twice the weight.

*** Comparing the features ***

The BS3 features:

* Bluetooth v. 4.1
* 10 watt output
* lossless transmission
* aux/ line in (for analog devices)
* 3D sound effect
* large programming keys
* bluetooth radio v 4.1 (100' of transmission)
* 3.5mm and micro usb cords
* 8.75” x 2.5” x 2.75” @ 22.2 oz

The BS2 features:

* 6-watts
* lossless transmission
* line-in
* 3D sound effect
* large programming keys
* bluetooth radio v 4.1 (100' of transmission)
* 3.5mm and micro usb cords
* 6.75” x 2.5” x 2” @ 10.2 oz

Comparing both very beautiful speakers and being impressed with the general sound quality of the BS2, I'm faced with a bit of a dilemma as to a recommendation.

The BS3 is just a modest upgrade, maybe even a mid-cycle improvement, to use a cellphone industry term. Therefore, if you have a BS2, I wouldn't buy the BS3. But, if you're looking for a pretty decent wireless mini sound bar, the BS3 is a very good choice for a number of reasons.

handsome, minimalist design
multiple output options
relatively small footprint
vibrant sound (although not a particularly strong speaker for bass-centric music lovers)

Bolt Power® D28 13600mAh Portable Car Jump Starter 400 AMP Peak - Emergency Auto Jump Starter With Portable Power Charger [Apple/Samsung/Nexus/HTC/Nokia]
Bolt Power® D28 13600mAh Portable Car Jump Starter 400 AMP Peak - Emergency Auto Jump Starter With Portable Power Charger [Apple/Samsung/Nexus/HTC/Nokia]
4 used & new from CDN$ 93.00

5.0 out of 5 stars A multi-device battery system that really delivers., Aug. 1 2015
Portable car battery chargers are becoming common place now from a couple of years ago when only one or two companies were advertising them and even then it was JUST for a car battery.

Now, with the recent set of car battery chargers from a lot more sellers comes several more plugs and ports to make the main battery something of a jack of all trades.

With the addition of a multi-head cable, you can choose to recharge a device via a micro usb, Apple 16-pin, Apple Lightning or a mini usb. This means just about every portable device from an iPhone, iPad (past AND current models) as well as Android devices to bluetooth enable peripherals can be charged by this battery.

The included jumper cables is a bit short but that's neither here nor there.

Additionally, the set comes with different output connectors for those odd devices you may have lying around.

The battery itself is a 13600 mAh battery.
The set comes in a nice zippered case and with all of the plugs you can:
+ keep in the trunk as an emergency back up battery
+ an external battery that you can use regularly to recharge your mobile devices
+ take on camping/ outdoor trips
+ boating fares (although my guess is there should be a lot of safety precautions in place here)
as an emergency light/flashlight/ blinker

Hynes Eagle Unisex's Lightweight Polyster School Backpack Travel Daypack (Grey)
Hynes Eagle Unisex's Lightweight Polyster School Backpack Travel Daypack (Grey)
Offered by Hynes Eagle

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Should Last One Full School Year., July 19 2015
Every year I have to replace my step son's school bookbag/ knapsack so I have a lot of experience about how long and how well made a bag is.

This bag which I received is a handsome two-tone brown with a synthetic bottom.

The interior has two sections: One large, "Main" compartment and a rear "laptop" section. The laptop can hold a laptop or tablet upto 15" .

On the front you have an accessory section.

***

The build is good. Good, not great. Another reviewer called the bottom strip "leather" -- I don't think it is leather as I previously mentioned. That's important because the old JanSport leather bottom went the way of discontinuation a few years ago and they were great for waterproofing.

I like the simplicity of design and I'm certain that this will last one full school year before needing to be replaced.

Glocalme G1 Unlocked Global Mobile Wifi Hotspot Free Roaming Embedded One Cloud SIM Card Support Around 100 Countries(Europe/UK/France/Germany/Thailand/Singapore/Japan/Korea/China etc) Featured Ethernet Travel Router & Power Bank - Black
Glocalme G1 Unlocked Global Mobile Wifi Hotspot Free Roaming Embedded One Cloud SIM Card Support Around 100 Countries(Europe/UK/France/Germany/Thailand/Singapore/Japan/Korea/China etc) Featured Ethernet Travel Router & Power Bank - Black
Offered by GlocalMe
Price: CDN$ 255.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GlocalMe “G1” Wi-Fi Hotspot: Wi-Fi on The Go: A Critical Review., July 5 2015
Length:: 2:44 Mins

The “G1” is a different type of mobile Wi-Fi device that serves a special purpose.

If you’ve owned a device like have the “MiFi”—I got mine from Sprint more than 5 years ago, then you know what the G1 is with the exception of the external battery built in.

The way the G1 or the MiFi works is that it connects to the service provider’s cell tower and can broadcast that signal to 1 to 5 devices and it can do so securely without having the signal stolen.

The traditional problem with portable, mobile Wi-Fi devices is that you’re limited a certain amount of bandwidth and the signal is NEVER as strong as you’d have with a regular cellphone despite the carrier’s insistence to the contrary.

GlocalMe has built their own network and this is where you’d connect to get an internet connection.

***
I’m with T-Mobile now and their 4G service is great here in Miami and with the myriad plans they’re offering, you can create your own mobile hotspot for free. Although Sprint claims unlimited bandwidth, they still don’t have a 4G LTE in Miami as of July 2015. ATT and Verizon have caps and their prices are about $25 more than T-Mo.

So, the local issue is: Why do I need a mobile Wi-Fi device?

The simple answer is that a mobile Wi-Fi device and the GlocalMe in particular will give you an internet connection almost anywhere and if you’re traveling and staying in a hotel, the internet service costs are outrageous.

The G1 distinguishes itself because, the service is in 140 different countries. So, if you have this device and you travel, all you’d need to do is to call the local GlocalMe office and give them your device ID, pay for the amount of service you want and then just connect to device.

***
Now, after having this for a few weeks, I *mostly* like this device because of its practicality.

+ mobile wifi device
+external battery
+ pay as you go/ no contractual obligation.

- no 4G signal.

I took this to work and in that area of north Miami, it is notorious for its deadspots and poor cellular reception. Doing a “SpeedTest” to test the signal strength and the G1 had very bad download, upload and ping readings.

And, that was against my TMO’s 4G signal.

At home, the signal from my router was more than 20x that of the G1.

This leads me to discuss the G1’s reception.

The G1 works, at least now, on a 3G signal. That’s good enough to do a lot of things such as surf the internet, send text messages, answer email but I wouldn’t count on it—until they upgrade their signal to 4G—to be able to upload large files.

I’m also told that this international device will be available in Central America by the end of 2015 or early 2016.

Bluedio BS-2(Camel) Mini Bluetooth speaker Portable Wireless speaker Sound System 3D stereo Music surround(Silver)
Bluedio BS-2(Camel) Mini Bluetooth speaker Portable Wireless speaker Sound System 3D stereo Music surround(Silver)
Offered by Bluedio Ca
Price: CDN$ 79.99
2 used & new from CDN$ 29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Bluedio BS2 BT Speaker: A First Look, June 17 2015
Length:: 9:15 Mins

This is a serious attempt by a private audio company to come up with a different twist on a standard wireless device. And, it largely succeeds.

***

The “BS-2” on the surface looks like your run-of-the-mill wireless, mini soundbar, but with the addition of the “3D” setting, you now have a few more options when you tie this feature in with a digital EQ that your phone or tablet may have.

Now, this speaker is not without a drawback. Without the “3D” or what some of us might say is simply a surround-sound output, the default setting sounds noticeably flat and that’s with a 256+ kbps mp3 audio file.

But with this surround sound setting turned on, the sound is much richer and vibrant.

The BS2 features:

* 6-watts
* lossless transmission
* line-in
* 3D sound effect
* large programming keys
* bluetooth radio v 4.1 (100’ of transmission)
* 3.5mm and micro usb cords

See video for different versions.

Grade: B+/ A-

[Apple MFi certified] Avantree® portable 5cm keychain Lightning to USB short sync charge cable, compatible with iOS all versions
[Apple MFi certified] Avantree® portable 5cm keychain Lightning to USB short sync charge cable, compatible with iOS all versions
Offered by Avantreedirect
Price: CDN$ 16.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Avantree "Keychain" Lightning to USB plug, June 7 2015
Length:: 0:11 Mins

This is a simple solution to keeping a "Lightning" cable handy. The plug is perfect especially if you carry around any of the current/ newly re-designed Apple products with a Lightning port.

Elegantly designed and convenient.

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