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Nexus 7: Third Time’s a Charm?

Nexus 7: Third Time’s a Charm?

I pre-ordered Google’s Nexus 7 tablet the day it was announced. My 7″ tablet arrived and I noticed that the left side of the screen was not assembled properly. I had concerns about the long-term durability of the tablet, and was put off by the creaking sound the Nexus 7 made every time I pressed […]

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Nexus 7 Update

Nexus 7 Update

I received my replacement Nexus 7 Android tablet from Google yesterday evening. I returned my original one due to a problem with the left side of the screen. It was not mounted flush and protruded above the bezel. So far my replacement unit seems much better, at least as far as the screen alignment and […]

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Nexus 7 Screen Separation Issue

Nexus 7 Screen Separation Issue

I pre-ordered my Google Nexus 7 tablet the day it was announced. Mine arrived a few days after launch, and I’ve been using it exclusively ever since. My poor rooted and Jellybean ROM’d Amazon Kindle Fire doesn’t get any love. On the second day of use, I noticed a squishy feeling on the lower left […]

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Copag Plastic Playing Card Review

Copag Plastic Playing Card Review

I wrote about the virtues of plastic playing cards in my Kem card review way back in 2005. High quality plastic playing cards are more durable than their paper counterparts and can also be cleaned if they become dirty. They also shuffle a lot better, essentially always that “new card” feeling you get from paper […]

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Drift HD Full 1080p High Definition Helmet Action Camera Review

Drift HD Full 1080p High Definition Helmet Action Camera Review

I review the Drift HD Full 1080p camera. It fell far short of my expectations, despite its aerodynamic appearance and interesting features.

Arko Shaving Soap and West Coast Shaving Twist-Up Shaving Stick Container Review

Arko Shaving Soap and West Coast Shaving Twist-Up Shaving Stick Container Review

So I already wrote about how much I love double edge razor shaving, and described my shaving process. Part of it is due to the amazing lather I get from Arko shaving soap. Unlike most soaps made today, Arko and a few other shaving soaps are made out of tallow, which is rendered animal fat. […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Thermos Saves the Day – TWICE.

Thermos Saves the Day – TWICE.

Insulated container manufacturer Thermos scored two big victories to me yesterday. My friend BigDubb recently bought — like last Friday — a Sipp insulated travel mug from Thermos. On the first day of use, the button used to open and shut the lid broke, and BigDubb was unable to drink his beverage. It also kept […]

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Great customer service and a beautiful bracelet from TurtleDoveGems

Great customer service and a beautiful bracelet from TurtleDoveGems

Sedagive? had a birthday recently, and I took to Etsy to find some unique handcrafted items. I was looking for bracelets this year, and I knew that Sedagive? and I shared a love for Dia de los Muertos art. She also likes turquoise, and if I could combine the two I’d be in good shape. […]

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Dollar Shave Club – Razors delivered every month … sorta.

Dollar Shave Club – Razors delivered every month … sorta.

After I saw the Dollar Shave Club advertisement on YouTube, I was intrigued. The company sends you one of three razors on the 15th of every month. The least expensive two-blade cartridge is $3 a month after shipping and handling; the four-blade cart is $6 and the colossal six blade is $9. Now that I’m […]

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Office Depot Responds: Portable Urinal Pricing Mistake

Office Depot Responds: Portable Urinal Pricing Mistake

Last Thursday I wrote about a pricing mistake on OfficeDepot.com. I thought I was purchasing a case of 50 plastic urinals, I wound up getting one. It took Office Depot a bit to respond, but here’s what they had to say: Hi DrFaulken, The email is regarding the order# XXXXXXXX. The item description has been […]

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