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Aoming Inflatable Travel Pillow Set- Velvet Pillow, Sleep Mask, Earplugs 3 Second Blowing Full - includes Carry Pouch for Convenient Storage (Gray)
Aoming Inflatable Travel Pillow Set- Velvet Pillow, Sleep Mask, Earplugs 3 Second Blowing Full - includes Carry Pouch for Convenient Storage (Gray)
Offered by We Family
Price: CDN$ 28.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very Comfortable and Therapeutic, July 15 2016
Find it hard to fall asleep while resting on the couch, recliner or coach seat? Well, your problems are no longer with the purchase of this travel kit that includes inflatable neck pillow, sleep mask, and earplugs. The first item, done in velvet and easy to inflate, provides a secure and comfortable support for the neck and helps mitigate snoring. The second item excludes light almost entirely. All three items fit neatly into a little carrying bag when not in use. As one who travels abroad, I will be taking it in order to make the journey more tolerable.


MaxAike1 Unisex Retro Aviator Sunglasses Reflective Lens ( Golden Frame Pink Lens)
MaxAike1 Unisex Retro Aviator Sunglasses Reflective Lens ( Golden Frame Pink Lens)
Offered by MaxAike1
Price: CDN$ 19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple Yet Stylish, July 13 2016
Looking for shades that are cool, look no further. People will notice them; they are polarized; and they fit very well. They come in a very convenient carrying case with a cleaning cloth. If you want to have your eyes completely shielded, these are the ones. They come in various colours and you can't argue about the price.


SJCAM M10 Plus Sports Camera WiFi 1.5 Inch 2K 1080P 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens action Camera HD Camcorder Car DVR for Biking, Skiing, Diving
SJCAM M10 Plus Sports Camera WiFi 1.5 Inch 2K 1080P 12MP 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens action Camera HD Camcorder Car DVR for Biking, Skiing, Diving
Offered by Vivid View Accessories
Price: CDN$ 138.50
5 used & new from CDN$ 138.50

5.0 out of 5 stars Simple to operate, loaded with great functions, July 13 2016
We have tried this action Cam in a number of functions and all work well. We have tried it out as a dash cam, a hand-held camera for stills and also action shots. The SD card - doesn't come with camera - is sufficient for storage; however, buy a second one as a backup. Pictures are easily uploaded to mobile device and computer. There are a number of mounts to fit different situations such as bike riding. As for being waterproof, we submersed the outer plastic protective container and found no leakage. The buttons are easy to operate and some are multifunctional. As for the manual helping to define basic operations, the internet was a better source of information. The pictures are wide angle and very clear. Overall, a very good product that can work well in a number of photo opportunities.


D-FantiX Digital Battery Tester Battery Checker for AA AAA C D 9V 1.5V Button Cell Small Batteries (Model: BT-168D)
D-FantiX Digital Battery Tester Battery Checker for AA AAA C D 9V 1.5V Button Cell Small Batteries (Model: BT-168D)
Offered by D-FantiX
Price: CDN$ 29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Handy for Replacing and Eliminating, July 12 2016
This battery tester is an excellent device for checking if there is any life left in those old 9Vs, As, AAs and AAAs. It is easy to use and read, with an easy table of specs to help determine when to replace and recycle. One thing we are learning from using it is that there is a lot of waste in alkaline batteries, if they run down with less than 50% capacity. The better batteries like Duracell and Energizer come with extra power.


TONESOUL Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Sport Headsets Stereo In-ear Sweat proof Earbuds-Grey
TONESOUL Bluetooth Headphones Wireless Sport Headsets Stereo In-ear Sweat proof Earbuds-Grey
Offered by TONESOUL
Price: CDN$ 25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Makes Listening to Music a Delight and a Convenience, July 8 2016
I already have wireless bluetooth headphones but they don't compare for quality with these. The instructions in the manual were so clear that I literally had it paired in a couple of minutes. The earphone clips make it so that the earbud does not have to fit inside the ear, which can be uncomfortable to say the least.The quality of sound is excelllent; I like the fact that it has battery capacity of up to five hours. Another plus are the number of extras, like jacks for rechargng and replacement earbuds, just in case you lose something. As a finishing touch, everything fits nicely inside a small cloth pouch.


Pard Relief Dragon Windproof Cross Arc Lighter, USB Rechargeable Flameless Electronic Pulse Arc Cigarette Lighter, Black
Pard Relief Dragon Windproof Cross Arc Lighter, USB Rechargeable Flameless Electronic Pulse Arc Cigarette Lighter, Black
Offered by Pard
Price: CDN$ 39.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Elegance with flash for the gent, July 7 2016
Like other reviewers, I was initially struck by the claims of this lighter. As one who is used to the old zippo - four in the condo though I don't smoke - the digitally rechargeable arc technology was all new to me. Since it has arrived the other day, I have become a believer in its simplicity of design and efficiency of operation. To recharge, all you have to do is plug it into your USB port and half an hour later you're ready to go. Sleek, easy to handle and great conversation piece makes this a great acquisition.


WATERFLY Travel Outdoor Cooler Thermal Neoprene Lunch Bag Picnic Tote Box Container Insulated Zip Out Removable Carry Lunchbox Handle Tote Lunch Bag For School Work Office
WATERFLY Travel Outdoor Cooler Thermal Neoprene Lunch Bag Picnic Tote Box Container Insulated Zip Out Removable Carry Lunchbox Handle Tote Lunch Bag For School Work Office
Offered by e_Shop_City
Price: CDN$ 25.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Lunch in the Park, July 7 2016
We like this product because it opens out to a wide base to hold sandwich boxes flat. It also keeps drinks cool. Its colorful design, strong zipper, and handle for easy carrying make this an ideal and snappy-looking bag for small lunches. The material is very durable and coated with an impermeable insulation.


Wireless Bicycle Computer Tenswall Waterproof Sport Cycling Speedometer Odometer LCD Backlight Large Screen Displays-22 Function Bicycle Cyclocomputer: Track Cycling Distance, Speed, Calories - Black
Wireless Bicycle Computer Tenswall Waterproof Sport Cycling Speedometer Odometer LCD Backlight Large Screen Displays-22 Function Bicycle Cyclocomputer: Track Cycling Distance, Speed, Calories - Black
Offered by Tenswall CA
Price: CDN$ 42.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great little device for measuring the impact of the ride, July 7 2016
It works well. Follow the directions on programming the computer and securing the sensor to the wheel. Everything is there for analyzing your next ride around the city. Average speed, distance travelled, current speed, time intervals, calories burned, clock, weight of rider, and ambient temperature are just a few of the functions. What I like especially is the Velcro back that allows the computer to be attached and removed from its plate. A good purchase for those who regularly bike and like recording data in their riding journals.


A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Edited and Abridged
A Knock on the Door: The Essential History of Residential Schools from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, Edited and Abridged
by Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 16.16
2 used & new from CDN$ 16.16

5.0 out of 5 stars Honoring the Truth, July 7 2016
I welcome this handy little history of the Residential School era in Canada during the 19th and 20th centuries for what it has to say about the horrible injustices visited on First Nations communities in the name of racial assimilation and annihilation. Drawn from the original Truth and Reconciliation Report, this book shares a number of very poignant and tragic anecdotes about aboriginal children who were systematically abducted from their families to be brutalized, enslaved, dehumanized, starved, and abused in Residential schools set up across the country to destroy a culture. Lost in the ugly process were generations of children who either died from neglect or survived to endure years of trauma at the hands of white masters. While I so get it that it is necessary to learn the cold facts in order to start the reconciliation process by which Canada's native peoples finally are guaranteed respect and dignity, I am not sure that the lengthy petition for change will ever be recognized in this life time. First Nations leadership, working with Survivors and government, might be advised to focus on negotiating for major improvements in educational funding, better healthcare on reserves, improved housing, and a child welfare system addresses the needs of families. These are huge demands which, if only partially met, could go a long way to addressing the injustices of the past while giving them a sense of equality. Money, by itself, will not heal the wounds. I was a little disappointed that this book did not address the future role of the Indian Act on the road to rapprochement. Isn't it one of the more infamous acts that defines First Nations in a colonial context of control, subservience, and ultimate assimilation.


Only In Berlin: A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects
Only In Berlin: A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects
by Duncan J. D. Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 28.08
24 used & new from CDN$ 19.84

5.0 out of 5 stars Offers A Lot For The Price, July 4 2016
As someone who is very interested in visiting Berlin in the near future, this travel book appears to be what I am looking for. It hits a wide-range of interesting geographical and historical landmarks in very intelligent and informative fashion. The descriptions are laid out so as to offer sufficient visible and written detail, coordinated with an easy-to-follow map, so as to make touring of this metropolis easier. Everything from the Brandenberg Gate, remnants of ancient and modern walls, anti-aircraft installations, old castles, prisons, Wansee, the site of Hitler's chancellery, cathedrals, cemeteries, and hidden 'gems' await the discerning tourist. The quality of this guidebook is such that it can also serve as a valuable keepsake for one's library. One thing that I especially learned from reading this book is that Berlin is a primarily modern city that has very little of its medieval past to showcase, but that is understood given the fact that its history has been based on some very calamitous wars. Berlin, in its own right, deserves to be seen as a world city that is truly at the crossroads of civilization.


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