Wednesday, July 23, 2014

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Panasonic KX-TCA60 Hands-Free Headset

Panasonic KX-TCA60 Hands-Free Headset with Comfort Fit Headband for Use with Cordless Phones









Product Description

The Panasonic KX-TCA60 Hands-Free Headset with Comfort Fit Headband is designed for use with any cordless phone possessing a standard 2.5 mm jack, Panasonic's KX-TCA60 is an excellent way for you to talk hands-free while you work. Its boom-style microphone adjusts to an optimum level for your mouth. The KX-TCA60 is reversible you may wear it on either ear and it uses a comfortable, lightweight design and offers a 4-foot cord with a handy lapel clip.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Affordable! Comfortable, good reception, good speaker, Great for most cell phones.

Cons: None significant

User Reviews

Excellent reception on my end, and the folks on the other end always say I sound loud and clear. What more could you want? Oh yeah, it's very comfortable too! Believe me, I've tried lots of headsets, and the quality on this Panny set blows away every other one I've tried -- and the price/value ratio is just off the charts.
After many years I'm still using these. A couple have broken on me with no easy way to fix them, but they are cheap enough to be considered a disposable product. These days I have a second pair on standby because I'm pretty sure I'll snap the headband on my current pair eventually.
The headset doesn't feel delicate, but I guess it is, or at least some internal wiring is, as poor durability is reported. It's not an excuse, but you ~could~ buy 2 or 3 of these for the same price as more expensive models (even Panasonic) and still not get a headset as good-sounding or as comfortable.
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magicJack: PC to Phone Jack

magicJack: PC to Phone Jack












Product Description

The magicJack uses your computer and Internet service so you can make local and long distance calls in the U.S. and Canada with no monthly bills. First you connect any household phone to magicJack. Then you plug magicJack into an available USB port on your computer, using the supplied extension cord if needed. Finally you wait for the completion screen to appear to use your phone like you always have. Installation is simple and takes 60 seconds.

Add magicJack Telephone Adapter to your PC and you can make telephone calls within the USA and Canada for FREE! Skype uses a peer-to-peer network, whereas magicJack uses a dedicated telephone networkOther VoIP carriers do not have dedicated telephone networks, and lease this service from other companies. That means higher costs and poorer reliability. magicJack uses its own dedicated telephone network. You can use magicJack with either a regular telephone handset, or with a headset. You can also use both, and switch between the two. You can move magicJack between Internet providers. You can use magicJack from anywhere in the world (where broadband web access is available). It requires - PC - Windows XP or Vista operating system; (Mac/Apple expected soon); Broadband, high-speed internet, cable internet, DSL - WiFi - WiMax magicJack comes with an easy-to-use device to allow you to use a regular telephone handset. Service is free for 1st year. $20 per year thereafter.

Pros and Cons

Pros:
* I like the fact that is cheap. $19.95 a year cheap! I like to save money, who wouldn't in today's world?
* The fact I can call long distance for free, and saving money.
* The call quality is great, if my 83 grandmother could hear me, and understand what I am talking about, then the sound quality has to be decent.
* It can go with me if I ever decide to travel, I am too poor to do that right now.

Cons:
* The fact that I had to get a USB hub to make it work great. On the web site it says plug and go. If I wouldn't have read about it I probably never would got it to work.
* Their tech support could be better, I never have used it, but from what I have read, it isn't all that great.
* In order to use it, your computer has to be on. I leave my computer on 24/7 anyway so it doesn't bother me any. To those that shut off your computer at night then your phone wouldn't work, and who wants a call at 3am anyway?
* No local area code for me yet. Though there might be one someday.

User Reviews

I have been using MJ for a while and here are a few things to consider.

The key to using Magicjack without any problems is to research information on it first to decide whether it's right for you *and* whether it will work for you. It's not really as easy as 1-2-3 nor will it work magically despite its name.

I bought my Magicjack from its website [...] and received it in less than a week after I ordered it. If you want the option of returning it easily should you decide not to use it, most people on the web recommend buying it from a store like Walmart, Radioshack, Best Buy or even QVC. It took me less than 10 minutes to install Magicjack
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Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service

Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service









Product Description

The Ooma Telo allows you to call anywhere in the U.S. for free - after purchase of the Ooma Telo all you pay is applicable taxes and fees. The Telo is easy to set up and even easier to use. Simply connect the device to your high-speed Internet and then to your existing phone. You don't need to use a computer or wear a headset to make and receive calls. In fact, your telephone will work as it always has, just without the costly monthly bills. With the Ooma Telo, you'll be calling and saving money within minutes.

With its sleek design and enhanced calling features, the only thing that's not impressive about the Ooma Telo is the price tag. The Ooma Telo allows you to enjoy free calls within the United States and low international rates, resulting in savings on your phone bills.

The Ooma Telo has been designed for intuitive and easy installation: simply connect it to your router and your existing home telephone. Most customers are connected and making calls in less than 15 minutes. If you've got any questions, the Ooma support site is loaded with dozens of articles, diagrams, tips, and friendly help.

User Reviews

We purchased an Ooma Hub & Scout in April 2009 to replace a Vonage VoIP connection. We are very satisfied with the hub, and therefore purchased an Ooma Telo for a second location. This review describes our Ooma Telo experience so far, and compares it to the Hub/Scout.

The Telo is well designed and sleek. The controls are touch controls and very sensitive. There is a USB port in the back - presumably for future expansion. Like the hub, there are two RJ45 ethernet jacks - one to connect to the "internet", and the second to connect to one's home network. There are also two RJ11 phone jacks. One to connect to your existing landline, should you have one, and decide to integrate the landline and Telo. The other is to connect to your phone.

Sometime during the post-Christmas, year-end holiday chaos, my I noticed that when I would press the Play button on the unit to play back messages, there apparently weren't any messages to play. But I use the feature found in the Premier service that allows you to listen to the messages online, so I didn't really think too much about it and didn't really seriously consider that it was a failure of the unit. After things settled down into the new year, I did look into it and discovered that it was, indeed, a defective Telo.
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Nokia Lumia 520

Nokia Lumia 520 AT&T

Product Description



Do more. Wait less
The Qualcomm Snapdragon processor CPU cores enable extra performance when you need it and puts you in charge of running the most demanding applications, including gaming, photography, as well as business and personal productivity.

Nokia MixRadio

Imagine a radio station where every track is chosen just for you, from music you love and music you’ll want to discover. Meet Nokia MixRadio – we bring you free streamed mixes of music created to your personal taste that you just click and play. No subscription and no advertising, just great music everyday.

Navigation Features
Pin places to Start screen, Public transportation routing guidance, Reveal the surrounding places, Reviews, info and photos for places, Routing options, Save favorite destinations, Call, share and get directions to places, Free maps, Find upcoming departure times, See places through the camera viewfinder, Live traffic information, Automatic day/night view switching, Venue maps - shopping and transport centers, Offline maps, Online and offline favorites, Speed limit warnings, Free turn-by-turn walk navigation, Save and sync favorites with HERE.com, Free regional voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation
Pros
1) Price! This phone can be used as a daily driver, backup phone, "I dropped my other phone in the toilet and I'm not due for an upgrade" phone, or even just a device you use with WiFi only.

2) The software library for Windows Phone is getting there. It still doesn't have Instagram, but it has everything else you could really want.

3) Comcast Xfinity remote lets me control my TV/DVR with this thing. It's like I got an amazing touch screen smart remote for free.

4) First-party Xbox apps. Xbox Smartglass lets you use this as a makeshift Xbox 360 controller. Xbox Live lets you keep track of anything like achievements, recently played, your avatar, etc.

5) Nokia Music lets you stream lots of music. FOR FREE!

6) Nokia HERE (Maps, Drive) are awesome! You can download GPS maps for offline use. Use it in the car for turn-by-turn directions, or use it while you're out and about for mapping. If this was the only feature this device had, it would be worth the MSRP!

7) You can swap the cover!

User Reviews

I had an iPhone 5 a year ago and then it got stolen. I can't afford to buy another iPhone because it is off contract with AT&T and even the iPhone 4s would cost me over $350 off contract. I've been curious about Windows Phone 8 and thought this would be a good way to try it out. It is a Go Phone ( marketed for prepaid plans), but if you already have an AT&T post paid phone plan, simply swap in your own SIM card and it will work right out of the box with your current phone number and plan (If you have a larger SIM card you can buy a SIM cutter for under $5 and it should work fine).
I used to own nokia feature phones 6 years ago and loved everything about them. After moving to the America's , I caught up with the smartphone wave and have used android,apple, blackberry and tried htc, samsung handsets. When my 2 yr contract ended with att, I looked for an off contract phone and was skeptical about windows 8. I picked up this phone for $100 from an att store. Honestly, I'm blown away and very glad to own a nokia phone again. I love everything about this phone.
Previously I was using the AT&T Avail (also known as the Zte Avail) which I never really had any problems with other than the phone liked to restart itself randomly and the low amount of internal memory (could only hold five apps :/) But the Nokia 520, is a way better phone than the Avail in every way. I ordered my phone directly from AT&T because Amazon said it would take 2-5 weeks (after I ordered the phone from AT&T it became in stock on Amazon go figure)
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Panasonic KX-TG6512B DECT 6.0 PLUS

Panasonic KX-TG6512B DECT 6.0 PLUS Great Phone

Product Description


The Panasonic KX-TG6512B expandable cordless phone system features two cordless handsets with DECT 6.0 Plus technology providing you greater range, sound and signal quality than ever before. Also equipped with intelligent Eco-mode, which lowers the power consumption and extends battery life when using your handset near the base unit.

Tired of getting unwanted calls? The call block feature will allow you to store unwanted caller phone numbers in a secure list that will eliminate future calls from them and gives them a busy signal if they try to call back.

Cons:
- It takes 3 to 4 seconds to open the phone book, i just have 15 contacts stored (half star rating less for this).
- No Talking Caller ID on this model as advertised in the item description (half star rating less for this).
- Can save only 50 numbers in the phone book.
- Speaker phone exists only in the handset not in the base. I think this is same for most basic phones in the market.

Pros:
- Can conference 2 outgoing calls like we do in cell phone.
- Great call quality both using handset and speaker phone, but i have not noticed the call quality difference between DECT 6 and DECT 6 PLUS technology.
- Excellent range and changes to ECO mode when the handset is closer to the base during the call to increase talk time.
- Great battery life. After the full battery charge, I used this phone continuously for 2 hours and I still see 2 bars out of 3 in the battery indicator.
- Light weight handset. The handset uses 2 rechargeable AAA batteries which is easy to get.
- Large buttons in the number pad. The screen is clear and you can see the caller ids clearly.
- I am using one handset but this system can be Expandable up to 6 handsets.

Panasonic KX-TG6512B DECT 6.0 PLUS User Reviews

These phones are a great value. I purchased this phone because it does not have an answering machine. I use voicemail, and didn't want to pay for a function or deal with a more complicated phone than I needed. The sound quality is excellent! I love the big caller ID - very easy to see the caller list with names & phone numbers
We picked up the KX-TG6512B the other day to try before taking the plunge on a larger system with 6 handsets. Our old Uniden 5.8 GHz system was great, but the batteries on all the handsets are losing their ability to hold a charge and it interferes with our wireless network. I started looking for a DECT 6.0 replacement system but never found one that had all the features we were looking for, but now that I virtually stumbled across the 6500 series from Panasonic it looks like I've found our perfect phones. Here's what I like:

With these DECT 6.0+ phones from Panasonic, the sound quality is truly as good as a corded phone. We live in a 3000 square foot, 2-story house and these phones easily cover that space as well as the yard. We never really take the handsets past the yard boundaries, so I don't know what the maximum range is before these start breaking up. I'm also an early-adopter tech person; so our house is probably one of the most challenging environments a wireless phone could exist in.



Thursday, May 2, 2013

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Nutri Bullet NBR-12 | The Nutri Bullet NBR-12 Blender

Nutri Bullet NBR-12 12-Piece Hi-Speed Blender/Mixer 

Product Description

The Nutri Bullet NBR-12 runs on a 600-watt motor and features a high-torque power base.

Nutri Bullet NBR-12 is portable, safe for kids, easy to use and effortlessly pulverizes fruits, vegetables, superfoods and protein shakes into a delicious, smooth texture.

The Nutri-Bullet's power, patented blade design and cyclonic action combine to extract all of the nutrients from your food helping you to achieve the healthiest lifestyle possible today. To get the most out of your life, you need to get the most out of your food.

While some blenders are a chore to clean, the Nutri Bullet NBR-12 thankfully doesn’t suffer from this problem, as you just need to give it a quick rinse.

It is also relatively quiet in operation, well, quiet for a blender, and comes with a range of useful features, including a power base, 2 short cups, 2 re-sealable lids, 1 tall cup, 1 emulsifying blade, 1 flat blade, as well as a pocket nutritionist and manual, which feature some tasty yet healthy recipes.



Product Specifications and Features

  • 600-Watt motor
  • Patented “extractor” blade design for cyclonic action
  • 10,000 rpm
  • 12-piece set includes:
  • Power base
  • 1 tall cup
  • 1 flat (milling) blade for milling grains, grinding herbs and chopping nuts (stainless steel)
  • 1 extractor blade (stainless steel)
  • 2 short cups
  • 2 lip rings (one comes with a handle)
  • 2 resealable lids
  • 1 pocket nutritionist book
  • 1 recipe manual
  • Weight: 7.4 pounds
  • Weight (shipping): 8 pounds

Pro's
  • Super easy to clean up.
  • Has a lot of great Nutriblast recipes
  • The sound is QUIET.


Con's
  • Won’t blend solid foods if you don’t add some water
                                                 

Nutri Bullet NBR-12 User Reviews

This works just like the infomercial says it will, I am thinking maybe the bad review that was left either did not add water or used the milling blade, instead of the extracting blade. I have used with spinach, kale, many different fruits & flax seeds & chia seeds & it liquifies it all for a super packed nutrient drink, there are so many combinations you can try. With my juicer I end up with a lot of pulp to dispose, so I am done with the juicer. The booklet has a lot of great Nutriblast recipes. Well worth the money. Super easy clean up as well. I have had a Magic Bullet for many years & it served me well for smoothies but the Nutribullet is much more powerful & I love that I can now add greens & seeds or nuts to them.
From the moment I began using the Nutri Bullet I felt the difference. I read the other review and the user must have not used enough water because my drinks are completely liquified. You can adjust the amount of things you put in with the water to have it at a consistency that you desire.I have purchased a NutriBullet for friends and family and also have a back up now for myself.
I love our nutribullet. You can literally get almost an entire days worth of fruits and veggies in one serving... And it is delicious. Many of us have heard about the Vitamix blender, but most of us can't afford 500 dollars for this kind of appliance. Plus, who wants to clean an entire blender when you can individualize all your smoothies and just blend and clean all in one cup?? We got ours at bed, bath, and beyond. With a 20 percent off coupon (you can go to their website and get one), we paid $85 for our nutribullet. Give it a try-you won't regret it!!



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