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5.0 out of 5 stars Great All-In-One, Universal Charger, 9 Nov. 2014
This is a much better all-one-, universal charger than another brand I have.

The universal charger has three (3) charging plugs for the "UK" "Europe" and the "US/AUST" districts.

This Mudder charger also has two usb ports and have designated them to an Apple iPad and a Samsung Note tablets.

***

The Spec's:
* 6A max input 100-250 Vac
* dual USB 35A max (divided by the two ports)
* single 21A output
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Dylan COCOON 10 Watt Portable Wireless NFC Bluetooth Speaker 1800mAh Li-ion Rechargeable Battery 3.5mm Aux Port Ultra Bass Booster Built-in Mic Hands Free Speakers Portable Bluetooth Speakers Wireless Speakers Bluetooth Phone Speakers Bass Speaker Battery Bluetooth Speaker Rechargeable Bluetooth Speakers for Iphone Tablets Phone iPhone 6 6plus 5 5s 4s 4, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus, Android,Tablets, Smartphone, Laptop (Black)
Dylan COCOON 10 Watt Portable Wireless NFC Bluetooth Speaker 1800mAh Li-ion Rechargeable Battery 3.5mm Aux Port Ultra Bass Booster Built-in Mic Hands Free Speakers Portable Bluetooth Speakers Wireless Speakers Bluetooth Phone Speakers Bass Speaker Battery Bluetooth Speaker Rechargeable Bluetooth Speakers for Iphone Tablets Phone iPhone 6 6plus 5 5s 4s 4, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S5, Nexus, Android,Tablets, Smartphone, Laptop (Black)

5.0 out of 5 stars Dylan's "Cocoon" Mini Speaker Bar: A Critical Review,, 7 Nov. 2014
10 Watts. That what this little dynamo pushes. And, yes, 10 watts does make a difference, especially when you have better material to work with.

I was really surprised by the clarify and the bass in this mini sound bar.

Usually, mini soundbars have between 4- 6 watts, split between the number of speakers inside the casing. This is a 2 x 5w speaker and it carries a big punch.

The speaker measures:
7" x 2.5" x 2.5" and weighs 2.5 lbs.


Daffodil LEB30 - Motion and Light Sensitive PIR LED Light Bulb - Automatic Motion Sensor Activated - Energy Saving (Srew Fit - E27, Cool)
Daffodil LEB30 - Motion and Light Sensitive PIR LED Light Bulb - Automatic Motion Sensor Activated - Energy Saving (Srew Fit - E27, Cool)

12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Effective Sensor-Controlled Lighting. Daffodil: A Critical Review, 4 Nov. 2014
Length:: 1:19 Mins

This is a sensor-controlled light and as such it will turn on (provided that it is connected to a live current) when there's movement in the vicinity.

This bulb screws into a standard bulb outlet and looks identical to a standard bulb with the exception of a small round piece protruding out of the top. This is where the sensor to activate the bulb rests.

Installation was a no-brainer and when you first screw in the bulb, it automatically flashes for about 15 seconds or so.

The bulb will automatically turn on and it will shut off if there's no movement that the sensor picks up after 30 seconds.

My only issue is, is that the bulb is noticeably dark. I found myself swapping out this bulb for the original bulb for my office. But, I could you this for a much smaller area, as some have suggested, perhaps a closet or the like.


The Science Of On-Camera Acting
The Science Of On-Camera Acting
by Andréa Morris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £8.19

5.0 out of 5 stars The Science of On-Camera Acting: A Critical Review, 2 Nov. 2014
Length:: 6:09 Mins

" I think therefore I am." Shakespeare.
***
There are many, many books on acting. The last "important" book that I came across on the subject was Bill Esper's book on Sanford Meisner's acting technique (2008).

***
The Science Of On-Camera Acting is a thorough look at the techniques that many renowned Hollywood actors employ in their work. But, this book is so much more.
In here are examples of "good" acting and how said actors learned how to tap into that internal state to give the performance that such a role demands.
In my work as a fine artist for more than 30 years, I found myself saying as I read, "this is stuff I do to get myself in that place to create." And, I've heard it said it before that "the Process" of getting in that space is the same across artistic disciplines-- Ms. Morris breaks the process of divorcing one's self/ going beneath one's awareness to "feel" that other experiece.
And, she does so by examining how we (the actor/artist) feels at the moment. How does one be that person? How can I get out of this mental block and breakthrough? How do I gain the confidence to give a performance in front of an audience or at an audition? How can I use or tap into my anger, happiness, rage, fear to make it work for me and not against me?
This book is equal parts academic, physiological and emotional as well as practical. There's a lot of substance here that would appeal to many kinds of thinkers.
I am pleasantly surprised at the depth and the wealth of a broad range of material that was brought to bear for this thesis. It really is a pleasant and welcomed surprise.
One of the periperal benefits of a book like this is that you gain self-confidence to be someone important whether it's a character or the better, more confident you. "I think therefore I am."
***
This 175-page, softcover book's covers the following:
1. What The Camera Sees
-The Problems With Traditional Analytic Approaches
- Scientific Principles Applied to Acting
- The Camera: Your Teacher, Your Best Friend and Greatest Collaborator
- Talent
2. Preparing For The Role
Naturalism--Playing Yourself
- Troubleshooting Naturalistic Acting
- Character and Comedy
- Emotional Throughliness
- Troubleshooting Comedy and Character
-Emotional-Intensity Set Points
3. Mechanics of Screen Acting
- Cultivating Photogenia
- Belief and Performance (Ritual)
- There are Only Three Possible Mistakes
- Dialog
- Voice
- Body

If you're an artist, and specifically, an actor/actress, this is an informed book that you must own.
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Jerphone & Parts Brand New HBS-760 Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 High Quality Stereo Headset Headphone --Black + Gold
Jerphone & Parts Brand New HBS-760 Wireless Bluetooth 4.0 High Quality Stereo Headset Headphone --Black + Gold

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Soundbeats Wireless Neckphones: A First Look, 29 Oct. 2014
Length:: 1:16 Mins

Soundbeats offers their style of wireless neckphones (model #HBS 760) that both active and passive users will definitely enjoy.

If you haven't seen one of these before: it's a relatively new style of wireless headphones that literally sits on your shoulders like a necklace with the earphones attached to the end.

The benefit of this is that you don't have the pressure of the headset sitting on your ear, over your ear or the thin "sports" earbuds working their way out of your ears without you're being concerned about losing it.

Everything sits squarely on your shoulder. And, if you're wearing this at work, you also have the benefit of removing the earpiece and replacing with ease.

Just below the retractable earbuds, you have the separate volume buttons, on/off, phone answering button, charging jack and indicator light on the left.

On the right, back/forward and play/pause button.

These are extremely light and that's even before you put them on as a necklace.

The sound is good. Not great but a very good "consumer" grade headset that's more than adequate to satisfy the average music lover.

There's no downside to this set. If... if I had to be picky, I would guess that there may be a potential problem with transporting it because they are very delicate and putting these in a stuffed backpack without a case (because it doesn't come with one) would prove to be an expensive decision.

Very good product. B+


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4.0 out of 5 stars The eBoot Powercase 5200 for the Samsung S4: A Critical Review, 12 Oct. 2014
Length:: 2:18 Mins

We've had this S4 case for the past month and after 4 weeks, the duo wallet case and additional battery performs excellent.

***

This battery case is designed differently from other battery cases.

For instance, the typical battery case has an extended battery that replaces the OEM battery and the manufacturer would provided a different backing to accommodate their foreign battery to the device.

With this eBoot model, the extended battery is added to the phone as a second battery and not a replacement. So, when installing, making the battery connection with the phone's terminal's connectors is critical.

Battery cases like these will give you, from my experience, about a good year of extra battery life before you start to see a noticeable decrease in battery performance. But, when you factor in that you're getting a good wallet case with the extra battery for under $25 (or $15UK) it's a good deal. It doesn't compare to ZeroLemon but you're not spending another $40 for the top of the line case set.


Hand held pH Meter  Digital Hand Held pH Meter Pool Water Wine SPA AQUARIUM Tester Tool Hydroponics UK
Hand held pH Meter Digital Hand Held pH Meter Pool Water Wine SPA AQUARIUM Tester Tool Hydroponics UK

5.0 out of 5 stars Mudder's Pen-Type pH Reader- Model "pH 2011": A Critical Review., 7 Oct. 2014
For personal use or professional use, this is a great product to have.

***

You probably won't need to use this often unless you have need to know what a liquid's pH reading is: such as a pool or perhaps monitoring oneself for health reasons.

For testing I used it to test out our pools pH level.

***

Before anything else, you have to calibrate the reader after becoming familiar with the parts. In all, it'll be about 15 minutes from top to bottom.

The set comes with:

* The pH pen
* Two (2) "Buffer" powder solutions
-- 6.86pH
-- 4.01pH

* O-Point Philips head screw driver
* Instruction booklet

***
The fold-out instruction booklet doesn't give clear directions. I've had to go over the written directions several times because of the grammar. There's also directions on the pH's packages that you'll need to fill in the gap from the instruction booklet.

The instruction states that you'll have to use the 6.86 pH and use the screwdriver to match the screen reading to the packet's content.

Afterwards, you repeat the process for the 4.01pH packet.

***

When I was finished with the calibration, I tested it out on our pool and found that we had a reading of 8.95, just about the "acceptable" reading of between 7.4 and7.6 pH for pool water.

I like the fact that this reader is portable, because even if you don't have a pool and you suffer from acid reflux or heartburn, having a pH reader can let you know just how acidic you water is.


Smart Weigh Body Fat Digital Precision Scale with Tempered Glass Platform
Smart Weigh Body Fat Digital Precision Scale with Tempered Glass Platform

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Scale That'll Tell You What Should Know. SmartWeigh's "Body Fat Scale, Model SBS500. A First Look., 7 Oct. 2014
Length:: 1:08 Mins

I've seen a lot scale in the past 12 months, all of them beautiful and accurate down to the pound.

This scale is different because it'll tell you things that you don't want to know but should.

On the surface, the SBS500 is a beautiful stainless steel and digital display but once you step on it, you're told your weight, Body Mass, Bone density and Muscle proportion.

The set comes with:

* The Scale
* Instruction Booklet, very detailed
* Made out of tempered glass
* Measures up to 440 lbs.
* Large LCD display

The scale can measure:
* Weight
* BMI- Body Mass Index
* Body Fat
* Body Water
* Muscle Mass
* Bone Mass

If you only need a scale that'll tell you just your current weight and nothing more, SmartWeigh has several other beautiful model to choose from, but if you want a more detailed reading of your situation, this scale will help you in your weight-training/ exercise regiment.

This is a phenomenal scale to own.


Huion H420 4 x 2.23 Inches Portable Hand Writing OSU Digital Pen Tablet Signature Pad for Mac and Window
Huion H420 4 x 2.23 Inches Portable Hand Writing OSU Digital Pen Tablet Signature Pad for Mac and Window
Offered by HUION
Price: £26.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good for smaller screens but with some limitations., 28 Sept. 2014
I've had this now for the past two months and it works best on the Windows OS, particularly 8.1 but I haven't been able to get it to work on Mac's OS despite the drivers that's on the disk or from Huion's website.

I've got an Asus T100 hybrid laptop-tablet and I've a couple of art apps installed. It works very well with Sketchbook Pro 6.2.

However, I couldn't get it to work outside of an art program. The mouse icon stays still.

So, it's not an all-around pen tablet that you can use when not drawing like any Wacom tablet or a Monoprice but if what's you're looking for is a device specifically for art, and more specifically for smaller computer screens, then this is definitely a good option.
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Expower(R) Magic Led Dimond 8 Color Bluetooth Speaker with Powerful Sound and Remote Control
Expower(R) Magic Led Dimond 8 Color Bluetooth Speaker with Powerful Sound and Remote Control

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars (Grade: B+/ A-) ExPower "Color Ball" Bluetooth Speaker: A Critical Review., 23 Sept. 2014
Length:: 7:58 Mins

This season we're seeing a lot illuminating light speakers. The vast majority of the ones I've seen have been lacking. Lacking in quality and design.

The "Color Ball" is as its name suggests, a ball that lights different colors when music registers at different ranges.

My initial hunch was that this product would be as mediocre as a couple I've seen recently. But, the sound is not half bad.

*** The Design ***

The ball is lightweight. In fact, it feels rather too light coming in at 11.5 oz.

Two speakers flank the bottom half on either side, representing a stereo sound.

In the lower back, you'll find the connection department, where you can:
* SD card
* line in/ charging port (micro usb)
* on/off switch

*** Sound reproduction ***
For a "consumer-grade" speaker, the sound is excellent. After playing several songs, I looked past the flashing lights and appreciated the sound from various songs.

The set comes with:

- Wireless speaker
- Micro usb cord
-3.5mm cord
-remote


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