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Daily Deals for Saturday, Sep 14, 2019

Katrina Reyes
September 14th, 2019 · 36 min read
Save on Ticonderoga Pencils 30-Pack

Save on Ticonderoga Pencils 30-Pack

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Size:Box of 30 | Color:Yellow Ticonderoga has a tradition of fine quality writing instruments in the US for over 100 years. The exclusive graphite core features a proprietary formula focusing on graphite mined from carefully controlled sources to deliver extra smooth performance. Top-quality latex-free erasers remove marks completely without smudging. Premium wood harvested from responsibly managed sources provides smooth, even sharpening with minimal breakage. These pencils are pre-sharpened to save you time and hassle. Teachers prefer Ticonderoga for its dependability and craftmanship. When only the best will do, choose Ticonderoga brand pencils.

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I can be pretty picky about my pencils. The problem with Dixon Ticonderogas is that they are made in China and Mexico and on Amazon you never know what you will get. To complicate things somewhat, Ive seen incense-cedar wood used in both China and Mexico versions of the same pencil, as well as lesser quality non-aromatic basswood or other lower grade wood material that is not readily identifiable.Also, Ticonderogas over time have changed their packaging graphics and they will no longer specify wood type on the box, anymore. They now use a generic phrase Premium Wood / Bois de la meilleure / Madera de primera calidad which gives absolutely no indication if the wood is cedar or not.Of late, they have a stamp signifying 100% American CEDAR WOOD sustainable forests and this designation will grace all boxes of pencils that are created out of incense-cedar (presumably!).It seems that this stamp has started to show on their products manufactured starting 2016. You will see it on their colored erasable/checking pencils, Tri-Conderogas, and their standard issue Ticonderogas in the 12-pack cardboard box, 24-pack hang tab clear plastic boxes, 48-pack hang tab green cardboard boxes, and the 96-pack cello wrapped variety which is in actuality 8 of the 12-pack boxes packaged as a single 96 count unit.They probably will start to use this designation on other products as well to make it easier to distinguish which of their products are incense-cedar wood and which are not.UPDATE: They also have a new stamp in the form of a gold colored banner: Celebrating over 100 years of excellence. AVOID those like the plague! You are buying the low-end Ticonderoga. The irony…that they would label their low-end garbage as excellence.Ticonderogas come in a higher grade and lower grade now. Look for the green-white CEDAR WOOD stamp if you want the high grade Ticonderoga.The problem is that there are huge stocks of pre-2016 packaging and it is hard to tell whats inside unless you actually peek into the box and handle the pencil in person. Even then, some variety of Ticonderogas will have sloppy paint jobs that have paint dripped over the ends and make it difficult to see the wood grain or take a whiff which is an important hint as to what you are dealing with (cedar vs basswood). Of course this is not possible when buying on Amazon.Ive bought 96-pack Ticonderogas at the large wholesale membership stores before (Costco) that are of the Mexican origin, in the same cello wrapped individually boxed units per dozen, HOWEVER, they are not marked for individual sale, meaning the bar codes and product code (i.e. 13882) are not imprinted on the individual boxes.The 96-pack bought today (2/6/2016) here on Amazon are also of the Mexican variety, in the same cello wrapped individual boxed units per dozen, AND they are each marked for individual sale, replete with barcodes and product codes. This is an interesting distinction because there is a huge quality difference between the two, and this is the crux of this review:- The Costco variety have a strong paint smell where the Amazon variety is nicely aromatic cedar.- The Costco variety is NOT imprinted as 100% AMERICAN cedar wood, the Amazon variety has the imprint.- The Costco variety is obviously not cedar wood, wood is a pasty white without visible woodgrain patterns- The Costco variety had very poor paint jobs and the classic green foil lettering and logos are noticeably poorer quality- There were more curved pencil bananas and off-centered leads in the Costco variety- The Amazon variety had largely well centered leads with mostly straight barrels, and the ferrule yellow paint stripes were cleanThis all means that if you are lucky and score a box of the cedar wood variety, you will have a great writing experience.The Mexican Ticonderogas were generally thought to be superior to the Chinese versions, because the Ticonderogas made in China largely used basswood/non-cedar wood, had a smallish eraser head, and the leads were poorly centered, and the ferrules were poorly painted as well. A lot of technical problems seems to plaque the Chinese version, like leads falling out (poorly bonded lead), or broken leads, or not sharpening well to a point (poor quality wood to blame). However, my Costco experience illustrates that both factories, whether it be China or Mexico, produce higher grade Ticonderogas and clearly lower grade ones as well.Interestingly, the latest batch of pencils that are hitting the shelves in big office retailers like Office Depot or Staples are of FANTASTIC quality and they are made in China versions, with well centered lead cores, incense-cedar wood barrels, sharply imprinted foil lettering, and ferrules that are printed very evenly with a bright yellow band, and erasers that are starting to grow to a size that almost rivals the Mexican counterparts. They are slightly darker in color and a very smooth, satin finish.I hope that Dixon is starting to listen to the myriad of complaints about the inconsistencies of their Ticonderoga product line, and the latest developments in this venerable brand is surely encouraging that all is not falling on deaf ears. In fact, the latest batch that are made in China would indicate that they have made a major commitment to restoring the brand to its former glory! I have to agree with the many other posts about the quality of these pencils. As a teacher, I NEED good pencils that dont constantly break and cause interruptions. I need reliable pencils, that LAST! The quality of the Dixon Ticonderoga Pencil has significantly gone downhill in the past 2 years. It USED to be the go-to pencil for teachers. Thats no longer the case. I have also found that in addition to the lead breaking far too often, the metal eraser ends are coming off as well! At first I thought the kids were doing it, NOT SO. I had several of them out on the reading table and picked one up to use it - right off came the entire eraser end when I tried to use the eraser. I picked up another, SAME thing! What a shame. NO REASON the quality had to be sacrificed OR production moved out of the USA. I will be searching for a new GO-TO pencil. Strange batch of pencils… I apologize as I know I am about to ramble a bit, but Im going to be honest and specific. (Sorry for any spelling errors…autoINcorrect…you know how that goes.)As a homeschooling family with four children, weve purchased many many many Dixon Ticonderoga pencils over the years. Before having children of my own, they had already become my favorites. Theyve always been the best of affordable options, in my opinion. Sharpen well, dont break as easily as most, erase well, and last. We have purchased from local retailers in the past.Wanting to buy more at once in bulk before we start our next school year in a few weeks, I looked here.I found and placed an order for the pack of 96 pencils consisting of 8×12count boxes. Seemed like a good deal… I was happy. I have NEVER received these pencils for free or at a discount and felt that this was a good buy for our money. My order arrived very quickly and I was excited to open it (yes, I still get excited about new pencils).HOWEVER:Every single pencil in every single box was covered in, what I assume was, sawdust. Not just a little haze here and there…quite a lot as there were so many pencils. It got all over the table, my hands, and my clothes as I took then out of the boxes and sharpened them all.Odd…but they Are wooden pencils…no big deal really. Moved on.3 pencils are missing completely, each from a different box.Well, that is irritating.Multiple pencils are quite bowed, at least 8 that I counted once I started paying attention as I sharpened them all.Annoying to sharpen And to use, especially for my elementary aged children whom are still refining their pencil grip and handwriting form. Sheesh.2 pencils are cracked lengthwise. The cracks worsen with sharpening. Lead breaks easily. Pencils will split with use rather quickly.Great. Another thing = useless pencils.Oi. I feel a bit gypped. We live on, a very tight, one income. I am very frugal & make do when we need to make do. This possibly makes me a little more sensitive to problems like this than some, but I dont think anyone would be happy with this.I hate to complain…ever. To have to leave a negative review for a typically good product leaves a knot in my stomach.What is going in here? If my batch was this bad, I cant be the only one…surely.Are these are factory rejects??I realize that I purchased a larger number of pencils, but I just dont feel that these kind of issues should ever happen…much less this many in a single purchase. Very strange… Just be aware. Im sorry for the negativity, but I dont think I would purchase from this seller again.UPDATE: I am now regretting this purchase even more so. Upon further inspection, Ive noticed just how terrible the quality and manufacturing of this batch of pencils is. In addition to the issues I mentioned previously, I am now finding that multiple of these pencils have a deep uneven/ripple that runs down the entire length of the pencil. I assume that these will crack with use as well. I cannot find a stamped manufacturing number on most of them. The ones that do have this are very faint and look strange. There is bubbling in the paint on most of the pencils and flaking paint around where the metal eraser mount meets the pencil.Absolutely ridiculous that there are So many problems to stumble across when youre not really looking for them! I so wish I had not sharpened all of these before inspecting them carefully. Id have sent these back in a heartbeat. I have Never seen such terrible and questionable manufacturing from Dixon Ticonderoga pencils prior to ordering from here. Im starting to wonder if these are even legitimate at this point. They are certainly factory rejects regardless. Dont buy these pencils from here… I love a Dixon Ticonderoga pencil… however, these pencils were either dropped a lot, or really abused vedore they arrived at my house.bought these for end of year testing. Today I sharpened 12 (one box worth) this is a picture of the 12 pencils after their first sharpen, and most of the leads that fell out. The leads inside were very broken. The picture of one in my hand is from the first days use, I had a student hand it to me after bubbling in 10 bubbles on their test and thus is what it looked like after I got it to sharpen without the lead falling out.


Save on EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, Assorted Colors, 12 Count

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Size:12-Count | Color:Assorted | Product Packaging:Standard Packaging EXPO Low Odor Dry Erase Markers feature vivid ink thats easy to see from a distance and provides consistent color quality. These Expo dry erase markers erase cleanly and easily from whiteboards and other non porous surfaces with a dry cloth or EXPO eraser. The dry erase marker ink is specially formulated to be low odor making it perfect for use in classrooms, offices, and homes. Use your colorful EXPO dry erase markers to track, schedule, and present.

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The arrived entirely dried out. Waste of my time. Im annoyed by that because as a teacher, I do not use all of the colors at once, so why would I even think to test them? I tried to write on my white board at work and the first one was dry, okay I thought, I mixed it up with my old one… nope, each one after the other was dry. :( Expos are an invaluable tool at my job. Not only do they allow me to write the daily announcements for the students, they also help me illustrate how to solve an algebra problem in such a convoluted way that students are left more confused.Also, we all use them to play pictionary. If you do too, youve probably also realized that Expo needs to come out with more colors. Yellow should be in every pack, because Im pretty tired of the old orange sandy beaches and bananas.Needless to say, they get a lot of use in our class and they last a lot longer than some others weve tried.In terms of opacity, they are on par with Board Dudes but last longer. Neither though are remotely close to being as saturated in color as Colormate. However, Colormate does not wipe off easily like the other two. Also, Colormate dries out quicker. All three have pretty standard, decent chisel tips. Because these are a well known product and the price was right..(I got them for a great deal at 5.88) I was thrilled to be able to order them. I am a teacher and admittedly use these daily. At least half of the colors are too light to be seen on a white board and the other half dried up really quickly. A couple of months into buying this product and I can only use the black and that horrible brown. I am a teacher in a inner city school. Students do not bring in their own school supplies so I end up buying them. These markers dry out quickly. This was a total waste of money to the point that I want to call EXPO to see if there is any way I can get my money back. Some of the caps were not tight on the markers so they were dry or close to dry right out of the box.Dont waste your money. I seriously love these markers. I teach junior high math, and go through multiple sets throughout the year. As students share their work on the board, they love to pick a color to show what they are doing. There are also certain things I put on the board, and having it color coded helps them immensely. Being able to differentiate between ideas, thoughts, people, etc. is so much easier with colors. My own children (ages 8, 6, and 2) love that they can draw pictures on my boards when they come help me lesson plan.Although I do go through multiple sets per year, these markers last well. Some colors are easier to see writing with—dark blue, dark green, purple dark brown, and black can be seen well from the back of the room. Pink and light green are great for color-coding but not for writing. The other colors are great for some writing and explaining, but not lots of printing things that must be copied. The students favorites tend to be orange, and magenta, since those colors cant be found in any other classrooms (sometimes, kids even steal/borrow these colors because they want to use them on their locker white boards… they really, really, really like them!)If I leave the color on my board for a long time (2 or more weeks), or my classroom gets really cold (under 60), I have a hard time erasing, but write over it with a fresh coat of marker, and it comes off. These erase best with expo erasers, and occasionally I clean my board (like every 2 months) with expo cleaner. Other than that, theres not much need to clean it, as these markers erase cleanly, and dont leave a huge mess.I would recommend this pack for anyone with a white board who likes color. Red pen failed to write within minutes of first use. One or more pens failing seems to be a theme in these reviews. What makes this stand out is how difficult it is to get a replacement for a product with a clear history of problems. Default Amazon answer is not eligible for return, and wastes your time appealing. Would not recommend you buy this given the history of problems AND no support from Amazon in rectifying the issue easily. I am a visual person, so, I need to draw almost everything a read for school and learning purposes (molecular biology, signaling pathways, etc.), so, I painted my basement wall with a dry-erase paint, and after checking reviews, I decided to get this EXPO pack. Well, suffice to say Im so satisfied with the purchase. No lines left, nothing on the wall. However, I followed the recommendation of one persons review, suggesting to get the EXPO white board care spray. That works GREAT!!!! My board its SUPER clean. BTW, I used those microfiber towels that are used to clean the dust. That works very well. Great great choice. Really. I am a teacher who relies on dry erase markers. Expo markers are usually the best… when I saw the price on this deal, I was excited.SO disappointing… not sure how long these markers were in storage, but half of them were dried out and barely visible on my white board… not like Pink or Sky blue either. Im talking RED, GREEN, ORANGE… colors that SHOULD be bright and vibrant… oh well… back to brick and mortar for this kind of purchase I guess…


nonda USB Type C to USB 3.0 Adapter, Thunderbolt 3 to USB Adapter for MacBook Pro 2019/2018, MacBook Air 2018, Pixel 3, Dell XPS, and More Type-C Devices, Aluminum with Indicator LED(Space Gray)

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Size:1 Pack | Color:USB 3.0 Adapter(Space Gray) Product Description Introducing the worlds smallest USB-C to USB-A adapter. Use it to charge up your phone and other standard USB devices or transfer data at USB 3.0 SuperSpeed (up to 5Gbps). Made out of durable aluminum alloy, the mini adapter comes in 3 colors to match the new MacBook 12-inch. Its also compatible with the Chromebook Pixel and other USB-C devices (OnePlus 3 incompatible). For optimal use, use the mini adapter with an uncovered laptop. If your MacBook is covered by a case, the mini adapter may not plug in properly. Do push the adapter hard to the end when you hear the click. Not for micro USB port or mini USB port. From the Manufacturer USB-C to USB A 3.0 Charge up your phone, iPad or any other standard USB device while you work and transfer data at USB 3.0 SuperSpeed (USB 3.1 Gen 1), which supports up to 5Gbps. The Worlds Smallest USB-C Adapter The mini adapter is made to be compact and highly portable, so that you can take it with you anywhere. Tuck it into your bag, pocket or wallet while youre on-the-go. Durable Aluminum Body Designed in Germany to be both sleek and highly functional. Made out of high quality aluminum alloy to be drop-shock resistant. Matches Your MacBook Available in 3 colors to match the Apple Macbook Pro 2016 and MacBook 12-inch. Works perfectly with original Apple cable Designed in just right width to work with Apple cable simultaneously. To create top quality smart devices that solves everyday problems. nonda is a smart hardware startup based in Palo Alto, California. Were a group of smart hardware enthusiasts, app developers, go-getters, and industry specialists. We love what we do and hope to share our vision of what the future of smart hardware will look like with the world. In 2016, two nonda products won the prestigious iF and Reddot Design Awards for best product design. About the Startup Describe your product in 3 words. Sleek. Portable. Durable. How did you come up with the idea for this product? When the MacBook 12-inch came out, we loved the concept of a super thin, highly portable working device. But we soon ran into a major problem. We couldnt connect our USB devices to our laptops as we used to, which disrupted our workflow. So we decided to tackle the problem head-on and came up with a solution that were pretty proud of. What makes your product special? We designed the mini adapter to have the same elegant feel and quality as the Apple MacBook 12-inch. Its even constructed from the same aluminum alloy material. Because its light and compact, the mini adapter provides a working solution that perfectly complements the MacBooks portability. What has been the best part of your startup experience? The best startup experience so far has been seeing customers rave about a product that weve spent months designing, prototyping and testing. It makes it all worthwhile. We get really pumped up by being able to make a difference in someones day through our product experiences.

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While this tiny connector serves some purpose, there is a major problem when it is used to connect a 3.0 external hard drive to the most recent Macbook Pro. It causes interference with the laptops wifi and in my case the wifi drops off entirely. The connector I purchased from Apple does not have the same problem. (On Amazon it is Apple USB-C to USB Adapter). I cant say whether the problem is inherent to the connector or rather that the small connection means the hard drive is placed closer to the laptop than with the Apple products two or three inch extra length. But apparently the problem has been around for some time. Im no technical guy - check into it yourself. Great item. Just what I needed to connect my phone and Apple watch chargers to my mac, as I didnt want to put out money for new thunderbolt cords for each. Very clean design, sturdy metal casing that matches the space gray 2018 MacBook Pro to a T. Highly recommend! Needs to go on a diet.This is the ultimate adapter problem just surprised to see it in 2018. Though we were past that.Its way fatter than it needs to be meaning in my testing and I have pics people, it only fits with the original Apple cable. With MacBook Airs and MacBook its standard knowledge you need to use an adapter to give you the ports it doesnt come with and if you do that this one doesnt fit.A competitor brand does fit in every other application but this one doesnt and USB-C is very small why does that end have to be so far?These are things you will never know until you buy it.And unfortunately it makes it usuless in all practical cases if your using a Mac laptop.But Im giving a 4 out of 5 being very generous just fix it guys then it works as you would expect.One pic shows it working with Apple cable, other pic shows it wont fit when using other small cables for power, 3rd shows other similar adapter works fine with other cables.The pics should be in that order. The top port in the pics is always for power in my pics bottom one for the adapter. Light is nice feature and the adapter seems well made, but lost connection randomly which became more and more frequent. Turns out the adapter only connects in a certain position and the slightest thing, like even typing on the keyboard or a slight movement of the table the computer is on, will cause the adapter to shift just a very, very small amount, often unnoticeable, and it will lose connection. Sitting across the room and having to get up time after time to try and get the adapter back in the correct position defeats the purpose of having a wireless mouse or keyboard. Or any other piece of hardware that requires a consistent connection. Reliability, or lack thereof, is a big issue. Problem didnt become noticeable until after return window closed. So my recommendation is dont buy, because odds are you will end up throwing it in a pile of useless electronics or just throwing it away. This adapter is extremely useful and very handy! I liked the first one so well that I purchased a second one. So far I have had zero connectivity issues. I like the fact that it has a small white LED indicator to let you know its firmly inserted into the USB-C port and working properly. I also like the finish and the fact that it matches my 2017 MacBook Pro with TouchBar perfectly. The build quality gives the impression that these will hold up over time, and since I tend to keep mine in a pocket with many other items in my briefcase, theyve been tumbled about quite a bit - and not a scratch or blemish to be seen anywhere. While I wouldnt run them through a blender or drive over them with a vehicle, they should hold up under normal, daily use pretty well.I have used these adapters on roughly 9 different devices and every single one worked without issue. When you only need to connect one or two devices to your USB-C-equipped device at a time, these are absolutely perfect. I wouldnt hesitate to purchase more should I ever need more than the two I already have. One thing I do wish they had, and thats a small keychain ring or something to attach them to something a little more significant, as these are small enough to easily become lost. They are 7/8 long by 11/16 wide by a hair over 1/4 thick. I have a small black drawstring pouch that came with something else that I intend to put these, some flash drives/SD cards, etc. in.*If you find this review helpful, please indicate such, as Im aspiring to be a Vine Reviewer! Thank you. :-) I purchased this because I wanted to use my stereo bluetooth headset with my Nintendo Switch. It works perfectly as a USB-C-to-USB-A adapter with my Creative BT-W2 USB Transceiver. I had recently bought a new Macbook Pro with touch bar. All the ports it has are USB-C type. Therefore I for the USB-C to USB 3.0 adapter from Apple for USD 19. But it was cumbersome to have it attached to the laptop permanently.Thats when I started searching for some compact adapter and came across this one. This is awesome: small, compact, fast and of the same color as my laptop !!!I can keep it connected to my laptop without any hindrance (see images). And since it is USB 3.0, the data transfer is very fast.At half price compared to the Apple accessory, this is a must have for all Macbook Pro (USB-C adapter) owners.UPDATE: After using it for a few months, i bought one more for the Macbook. The best adapter for USB to USB-C Best USB-C to USB-A adapter by far, dont have to deal with having a wire and its pretty slim. Personally prefer this to the Apple alternative simply because of the compact size. No matter if you want to leave it attached to a certain accessory or take it with you on the go this is a great choice. The LED indicator is a little distracting but since its reversible you can just face it down also the space gray matches pretty well with the space gray of my computer. Seems to work well with all my USB-A accessories. When plugged in it leaves very little room so use the other USB-C plug on the MacBook Pro though but if you have the touch bar version you also have the other side.


Save on ELMERS 2024691 Elmers Liquid School Glue, Clear, Washable, 32 Ounces - Great for Making Slime

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Want to make slime? Start with Elmers Washable Clear School Glue! The smooth, clear glue formula creates a transparent slime base to customize with color just follow the Elmers kid-friendly recipes. Specially formulated to be washable, safe and nontoxic, Elmers School Glue is also great for attaching items to paper, wood, cloth, and more. Adjustable before setting and drying clear for reliable results, the Elmers glue is excellent for class work as well as home arts and crafts. Use trusted Elmers liquid glue to create fun slime and creative art.

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So my daughter is super into making slime. I was going to the local store buying a bunch of individual glues until I found this on amazon. The normal price here was actually more than buying the individual ones, but I got it on a deal of the day so it worked out about right and its much easier giving this to her to use than going to the store every other day getting a couple bottles. (my local store was ALWAYS running out so this was a better option for that too) This product is amazing I have a slime IG and I bought this Elmers glue was perfect it is so clear and beautiful you can even add colors coloring like I did. Please contact me back Im having trouble with my package. product is probably just fine, but the bottle arrived less than half full and it was listed as new. there was no leakage in the box, nothing on the outside of the bottle or other items in the box; which means it was put in the box less than half full. I love it perfect for making slime one thing is I left it in a drawer with the planting seal of the lid was on but it did leak I still love the product Did not like the thinness of the glue Poor quality upon arrival. The listing states the bottles are 32 ounces. The drop down menu says 32 ounces. The bottles I receive are 1 pint, 16 ounces. Since I ordered 2 bottles, 64 ounces in total, and I received 2 bottles that are 16 ounces each, 32 ounces in total, I want 2 more 16 ounce bottles sent to me with no charge!!!!


AUKEY Table Lamp, Touch Sensor Bedside Lamps + Dimmable Warm White Light & Color Changing RGB for Bedrooms

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Attractive and Effective Lamp Background or centerpiece lighting to set the mood or provide bright & practical illumination. Light up a room with calming warm white light or gorgeous color. Convenient Touch Control Illuminate your room with a gentle tap on the touch-sensitive base. Get your lighting right, whether reading or relaxing, with 3 modes to choose from soft glow, ambient warmth, and bright light. A simple and elegant design to complement your home or office. Mood-Enhancing Color Delight family & friends with a stunning, vibrant, dynamic display spanning the 256-RGB-color spectrum Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violetand everything in-between. Or pick and pause on your perfect color. Eye-Safe and Eco-Friendly Comfortable, rich, warm light on every setting. No eye-harming glare. Energy-efficient LED technology saves you money and minimizes environmental impacts. Enjoy bright and colorful mood lighting thats eye-safe and energy-efficient. 24-Month Warranty All AUKEY products are backed by our 45-Day Money Back Guarantee and 24-Month Product Replacement Warranty. Specifications Model: LT-T6 Luminous Flux: 450 lumens (Max) Color Temperature: 29003100K Color Rendering Index: 80 Ra Input Voltage: AC 100240V Power Consumption: 6W Max (White Light), 3W (RGB Light) Material: Aluminum Alloy, ABS Dimensions: 215 x 100mm / 8.5 x 4 Weight: 680g / 24oz

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I have been reading about sleeping with a red ambient light, so I decided to get this model of the Aukey LED light. After a few nights of really amazing sleep, filled with lucid dreams, my dog figured out how to use it to wake me up!I used the light the first during the day on a green color, which seemed to compensate for my lack of plants in the apartment, then I moved it to my bedroom nightstand. I would set it up on red (which thankfully is the first color you get) and then go to sleep, have amazing lucid dreams (which I totally attribute to this light) and wake up refreshed around 4am, at which point I would turn off the light. At 6am I was woken up by the light, because my dog booped it with her nose. She was so happy with herself (as a side, she also rings a bell when she is hungry). I love this light, my doggo loves this light. Here is a video of @abbiegailblue booping it for you to enjoy! I read a lot of reviews before purchasing this, and many of the negative reviews mentioned how there is a constant light that emits from the unit when it is fully off. I considered not purchasing the unit as Im the type of person who needs a pitch black room to sleep.I purchased the unit anyway, and I do not regret it. I immediately noticed the light that stays on when the unit is off, and I decided that I could fix that. WARNING: I do not recommend that you do this as it may void your warranty. I felt around the bottom and found four screw holes in the rubber pad. I peeled back the pad in those spots and unscrewed the phillips screws. The offending LEDs are to the right of the ribbon cable. I covered them up with electrical tape, which was enough to stop any light from coming out of them.I also noticed that some of the negative reviews mention that the power cable comes out of what appears to be the side of the unit. I have an even easier solution for this, just turn your lamp so the power cable is at the back lol.Feature request: give the lamp memory so that it can remember the color you left it on when you shut it off/turn it on. Id also like to know what the void in the bottom of the lamp is for. It seems as though it could be used to store a battery pack or some extra smart electronics to control it through a cell phone. Im conflicted. On one hand this is an attractive, portable, multi-colored LED light with a clever touch-based control system. On the other hand its a disposable plastic lamp—theres no access to the bulb, so when it burns out you have to toss the entire unit in the trash—that cant be utilized with any smart-home system. Forget turning on the light remotely with Alexa or Siri.I initially bought this lamp along with a Sylvania Bluetooth light, assuming Id be able to swap out the bulbs and integrate the lamp into my homekit system. Nope. I considered returning the lamp, but I actually like the look of it in my kitchen, and the touch-controls (simply touch the base to activate the light, touch again to brighten, long-press to change colors) are intuitive and convenient. However—even though LED lights have a ridiculously long life span—this is 2018 and the average consumer is sensitive to environmental concerns. Frankly, in this era, purchasing a disposable lamp shouldnt even be an option.Update: subsequent to posting my review, I received an email from Aukey in which a representative thanked me for my input and claimed that the company is seriously considering changing the design of the lamp so that the bulb is replaceable. Which…maybe? Either way I do appreciate the effort and the admirable customer service. Aukey also offered me a full refund, which I declined. The truth is that I like this lamp. The one-touch function is useful, the lamp looks nice, and I enjoy all of the color and brightness options. I hope they do end up altering the design, but as disposable lamps go, this is a solid purchase. Nice Bedside Lamp! I purchased this lamp and it was defective - the touch sensor didnt work. Since Amazon has such an effortless return policy, I didnt contact the manufacturer about it and just returned it to Amazon and received a refund. I also posted a review, noting the issues I had with this lamp. As others have noted, the touch sensor is hit-or-miss and many other customers had problems similar to mine. About a day after I posted my review, Aukey contacted me directly, offering to send me a replacement lamp free of charge. After confirming my mailing address on Friday, I received a replacement lamp on Monday.Now - my original review noted that this was an extremely nice lamp. I was very happy with the lamp as a whole; my only issue was that the touch sensor wasnt responsive. Another problem I noted was that the lamp was extremely lightweight and had a smooth bottom, so touching the lamp to activate the sensor caused the whole lamp to shift across whatever surface it was on.I believe my original lamp was an older version, or just one that happened to be defective. My replacement is perfection! The touch sensor works extremely well. There is an indicator light on the front that glows blue at all times when the lamp is plugged in. There are three levels of brightness to the white light - one touch turns the indicator light yellow and it turns on at the lowest brightness; a second touch turns the indicator light orange and the brightness goes up a level; and a third touch turns the indicator light red and then you get full brightness. My first lamp didnt do that at all - the indicator just turned red when the sensor was touched. Holding your finger on the sensor for a few seconds activates the color changing mode. Hold your finger on the sensor for a couple of seconds when the lamp is on and the lamp turns off.The strength of the light is excellent - the lowest white light setting is fairly bright; I would think it is too bright for a night-light in a room where you were sleeping, but would be an excellent minimal light in a hallway or bathroom. The middle brightness is great and the highest brightness is sufficient to read by. The range of light is very large - it lights upward from the base and the light is cast around the room very well. At the highest brightness setting, it easily illuminates a regular-size room comfortably. The color changing mode is spectacular - an extremely wide range of colors and shades that shift smoothly. This mode also puts out a great deal of illumination; just in a variety of colors.Best of all, this lamp has a silicon ring on the bottom that keeps the lamp stationary on whatever surface it is sitting on!Others have noted that the blue indicator light on the front and the red power light where the power cord plugs in are somewhat bright, especially in a dark room. My initial lamp had both of those lights and they were somewhat bright. However, this replacement doesnt have the red power light at the power cord - just the blue indicator light in the front. I dont find it to be exceptionally bright and it doesnt bother me at night, but your mileage may vary.Overall, this is a wonderful lamp; however, I want to emphasize how impressive Aukey is as a company. They saw my 3-star review, read it, noted the issues I had with their product, contacted me, and sent me a new item - absolutely free of charge. They were courteous and responsive to my issues and provided me with a solution. I admit that I am very spoiled by Amazons no-hassle return policy and I never contact sellers or manufacturers with any issues I may have - I find it much easier to just return the item to Amazon. However, this experience has been so positive with Aukey that I highly recommend anyone having an issue with any of their products to contact the company directly.I am extremely impressed with this company as a whole and very satisfied with this lamp. I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a good, adjustable lamp with a low profile. In the future, I will have no hesitation with purchasing other items from this company. Great service!


Phone Camera Lens, 12X Zoom Telephoto Lens for Smartphone 2 in 1 HD Dual Focus Monocular for Adults Clip on Telephone Lens Kit Black

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When connected with your cell phone: 1.Connect the lens with the clip. 2.Make sure the clip connect center is consistent with phones camera center. 3.Turn on the phone camera, to see whether it shows full screen view, if not, to make sure lens center and camera center are in one line and then you can get clear photos. 4.If the camera of the phone cannot take a clear image, you may manually fine-tune the focus by adjusting the focal ring which is located in the portion of the lens. For long distance focus, turn the ring clockwise until the image is sharp and clear. For close focus, turn the ring anti-clockwise until the image is sharp and clear. 5.The item can not change your phone physical pixel,magnification is 12X high definition.Besides,the phone itself has a digital zoom function,it can also be used at the same time.Remember to take photos when phone screen is stable. Wide Compatibility For iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7Plus, 6s/6 Plus, 6s/6, 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, 4, 3, iPod, For Samsung Galaxy S9, S8, S7 ,S6, S5, S4, Note 5, Note 4, For Blackberry: Playbook, Torch; HTC: One; Motorola: Droid, Razr; Nokia: Lumia; LG: Optimus; Google: Nexus Huawei, For iPad Air 2, Air, 4, 3, 2 and other tablet Package included: 1 x Clip 1 x Camera lens 1 x Rubber eyecup 1x Lens Wiping Cloth

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really like this Jacket very water proof! Replaced one of my flats with these and keep the spare in my saddle bag in case it happens again. My tire is holding out for 300+ miles of mostly paved bike trails, road, and some gravel terrain so far. I had no trouble with any defects or any other issues so it has been a good purchase. Sorry it took so long, but its worth it. Very lightweight. Goes up in 3 minutes. 2 poles lock into plastic pieces where u put the stakes. Tie the top and your golden. Has a place to hang a lantern but lanterns and backpacking aint gonna happen. Could hang a flashlight up there and hypnotize myself? Bright orange rain fly connects at 4 points and guarantees if you get shot at it isnt an accident. Map pocket would b useful if I could read maps. Went through 2 days of rain w/ only a little water in one corner. Recommended. Not true to size but other than that it is a very warm and fitting jacket. Must go a size up in order for true fit. Kind of cute. Does not mix up shakes well at all. Not worth $15-more like $7.99. Exactly as described. Looks like it will do what I need it to do but I have not used it yet. Very nice and soft. Will update after I use it! I JUST NEEDED AN EVERYDAY SHOE WITHOUT THE HIGH END PRICE I ALREADY OWN THOSE SHOES. I CHECKED ON THESE AND GAVE IT A SHOT, IM HAPPY COMFORT,FIT & PERFORMANCE. NO THEY ARE NOT $300 BUT THEY FEEL LIKE IT IF YOU RIDE DAILY THEY ARE A MUST HAVE!!! Wonderful


Berry Ave Broom Holder and Garden Tool Organizer Rake or Mop Handles Up to 1.25-Inches, Small, Black

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Size:Small | Color:Black Color: Black The Berry Ave Organizer Do you have a messy pile of cleaning supplies in your laundry room or closet? Are the gardening tools in your garage or shed in disarray? WORRY NO MORE! See the images above for your solution: the Berry Ave Organizer! Featuring: 11 Storage Spots - 5 1¼ wide auto-adjust slots and 6 retractable hooks. Attractive Design - Our sleek, jet black design looks great anywhere in or out of the house. Endless Uses - Hang brooms, mops, rakes, spray bottles, rags, brushes, dustpans, gloves, dusters, baseball bats, and even pool sticks! Weatherproof - Organizer can be used indoors or outdoors. Quick and Easy Install - Step-by-step instructions make it simple and easy for anyone to install in just minutes! 100% Thrilled Customer ! We stand behind our product with a no questions asked 100% money back ! If you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, simply contact us and we will provide a full refund for your purchase. -Click Add to Cart and get yours now!

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Strong, just like it was advertised. However, the spacing between slots is much too small. As you can see in my photo, I was able to fit 3 items reasonably well. If I were able to fit 5 items in there, they would be overlapping and look messy and jumbled. This product would be perfect if it was much longer and had 4-6 inches of space between each rake, shovel, broom, etc. Absolutely love this product! I cleaned my laundry room last week and wanted to organize all my brooms, mops and even mini vacuum. This handled the job - and then some!Installed in minutes and is very strong. I feel comfortable with one of the items which was moderately heavy compared to the rest. Love the added hooks, as well.See my before and after pictures… This thing is AWESOME. I wanted one and put it on my wish list where it sat for… months? It just wasnt high on my priority list. Finally, after a few months of battling the brooms in my cupboard one day I pulled up my wish list and there it was, waiting for me. Having had it installed for a few weeks now I can tell you- I should have bought it MONTHS AGO. Ive been kicking myself for not getting it sooner.It takes about a minute to get used to, because it takes a smidgeon of force to get your brooms/mops/etc in and out of the individual grips but I acclimated to it quickly, Im glad the grips are strong- it keeps everything exactly in place. Nothing falls or slips out. Rather than having brooms, mops, dusters falling at me every time I open my pantry now they are neatly waiting for me when I need them, not when I dont. REALLY happy with this purchase. Saves space, reduces frustration and was a great value. Pros: Comes with a great template to make installation easy. Comes with self drilling anchors for installation on drywall. Allows the organizer to be securely mounted and handle a lot of weight safely. The overall quality is very good. The springs used to grab the handles is just the right tension to hold securely, yet not so stiff you can get the handle in. The added hooks are very handy and snap up and out of the way if you dont need them. Very clever!Cons: The heads of the screws that mount through the organizer into the hangers are very small. The mounting holes are very deep in the organizer making mounting virtually blind and requiring a long screwdriver. These things made mounting more of a pain than it had to be. I purchased 2. 1 had just enough screws and anchors the other was 2 short..Wish list: I wish it had at least 2 more handle grabs. I wish the screw heads were larger Repeat customer! I purchased 1 to organize the garden tools (rake, hoe, cultivator, shovel, etc.) in our garage and by alternating the tops of the tools up/down, was able to fit them neatly in the holder. Liked it so much, going to install another next to it for the other items. The hooks are a nice feature to hold our gloves and a simple plastic bag to hold things when needed.The installation kit was very helpful and was able to install without using a drill. I know all installs are unique, but was lucky in the spot I selected in the garage, which was a wooden shelving unit. First off, the instructions to mount this are terrible. A vague video that doesnt even tell you whet size drill bit to use. Second, the anchor and screws they provide are terrible quality. The anchors stripped and warped as I was screwing them into the wall. One of the screws had a rogue piece of metal which prevented access to my Phillips screwdriver and the screws that I was able to get into the anchors werent the right size as they continued to spin once screwed in. The spaces between the slots are too small so you can only really hang three things on there and they arent strong enough to stop sweepers from sliding down to the floor. Absolute waste of money and time. Do not buy. Just installed. Where I needed to install, I put a wood board up first, since I had masonry chimney behind. I also got out bigger screws to mount the unit. So far so good. I like the darker color and it seems well built. I also like the manufacturer including a templet for where to put the screws for the unit. It is a simple thing, a stiff piece of lightweight cardboard with holes, but it makes the installation go much quicker. More manufacturers should do the same. So they should include bigger screws. I may be getting another one for garage storage. Giving 4 stars now, but if it holds up I would easier bump it to 5. After getting the ultimatum from the wife to organize the garage, I had to jump on this organizer. I was looking for something that wasnt going to cost me $70 plus to get things set in the garage. This tool organizer seems to be set to do the job. I wouldnt hesitate to grab more of these if needed. The one thing I was wishing was different was just a little more room between the different slots.Pro tip - alternate your handles up and down…this allows you to not have crazy overlap and space issues due to multiple rake and shovel heads hitting each other.


Phone Tripod, Flexible Cell Phone Tripod Adjustable Camera Stand Holder with Wireless Remote and Universal Clip 360° Rotating Mini Tripod Stand for iPhone, Samsung Android Phone, Sports Camera GoPro

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I bought this as a gift for my daughter who is in a dance club in high school who records herself dancing to help with her moves. God forbid she lets us watch :) I used it a couple times to record feeding the baby new foods when my wife wasnt home so she can see his reaction, like when he ate fruit for the first time in his life. Its sturdy, has many options for connections like my cannon camera, or my daughters cell phone that she prefers to use for making videos. We used this for Christmas even to record opening gift and take pictures of our reactions, I was using the blue-tooth remote, but it stopped working midway. I contacted the seller, and they immediately sent a replacement and I received it right away, and it worked great. Very happy, sometimes it can be the little thing that make your life a little easier that can make you happy, and a company you can trust in case you need help. Very happy. The Bluetooth fob paired easily to my phone and works great. It also grips well to our phones… Not flimsy. My kids use it as a selfie stick, but I used it a couple of times for family portraits and they turned out beautifully. No stress of running from the camera back to the group. I was pleasantly surprised with how portable this product was! I love the fact that I can keep it in my purse, or place it in the diaper bag to use at a moments notice. I love the fact that it has a remote also…living in an area that has 4 seasons, you never know when the leaves will be the perfect fall colors to capture as a backdrop for a family photo, or a cute photo of the kids. It is also very user friendly. Since having this product, I am finding myself included in photos with my family, instead of being the one behind the camera. I wish the legs had a tension adjustment; it doesnt seem to be a problem, but the legs swivel in and out very easily; I wonder if they might get looser.The Alloy Platform seems somewhat redundant to me. The tripod alone is usually enough for me, but the screw is much longer than the screw on the alloy platform, so it pokes into the phone gripping pad on the phone holder, interfering with its grip. I will either add washers, or saw off the extra length.The remote paired almost instantly to my Android phone, but the iPhone SE would not. Then I realized that it worked fine when I turned off the Bluetooth on my Android.The Smartphone Holder is not deep enough to use on my OnePlus 6T with a Sucnakp TPU Shock Absorption Technology Raised Bezels Protective Case, which is a quite thick case. If I put the holder over the screen instead of the back of the case it works fine, just obscuring a portion of the screen; seems to work fine this way.I added a bag to this kit as a gift, which might be a nice addition, but the tripod alone with the remote lanyard looped on a tripod leg, keeps things together if youre not using the alloy platform. I was looking for something like this for my online homebased network marketing business. I needed something to hold my phone for live videos on social media, something that was sturdy and stable, but I could easily carry with me if need be. This works perfectly! I have even used it to take family fall pictures with my phone!! it is super easy to assemble, learn the functionality of, and use. would recommend this product to anyone!! especially my fellow network marketers that are looking for something small so they can use it on the go or at home without the hassle of a large tripod that takes up a ton of room no matter if it is in use or not. Cant wait to use this piece. Ive been messing about with it and the legs are very sturdy and bend easily, much better than a previous tripod I had. Word to everyone - it is a MINI tripod, but it works good for what its needed for. Who else hates asking strangers to take your photo?? I do… lol. I can definitely see myself wrapping it around a fence or tree branch while hiking or traveling to get some good photos. Im also hoping to use it to record videos of priceless moments. Theres so many different attachments that can bear different weights so I cant see how any camera/phone device cant cooperate. Im really glad I made this purchase on a whim. Itll be in my backpack as an essential for good now! There are so many things that I absolutely love anout this phone tripod. It is awesomely sturdy. VERY VERY easy to put together. In no way would it take you three hours. I own a ZTE BLADE MAX PRO and it holds the phone very tightly. The legs on this item is totally awesome. Im totally in love and will ABSOLUTELY buy it again if in need. The setup of the Bluetooth remote may not be compatible with all phones (for an example…my phone isnt) so they provide you with a Google app called Camera 360 and boy! I had a ball with that app. You can have loads of fun and funny moments. Im very happy I did the research on this tripod and made a purchasing decision. I put this together, and it works great. I tried it out on all of the phones in my family, and it fits them all. My husband is super excited about the remote, and keeps calling the whole thing very fancy! This is perfect for using outdoors when out exploring and you want everyone in the picture. Just bend those little legs on a tree branch and take your pictures. Seriously, I love this, and Im impressed with the handy nature of it!


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