Wireless Charger

Search_wI wanted to give my husband a wireless charger for his Samsung Edge. This looked really cool, because I also bough a Superman T-Shirt, so it fitted the theme.
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Item: Qi Wireless Charger Charging Pad Original for Samsung S6/ S6 Edge S7/S7 Edge

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Seller: hu-ivano (not a member anymore)
Price: US $7.89
Shipping: none

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Order date: Sep 29, 2016
Estimated: Mon. Oct. 17 – Thu. Nov. 10
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1
Type: Captain America
Paypal name: SHONGHIUN

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Delivered: Nov 8, 2016
Package: Yellow paper envelope with bubble wrap inside, plastic box.

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Item: It is round plastic charger with an image of Captain’s America shield. The design is neat and looks really cute. It has a rubber circle so that the phone wouldn’t slide off easily. Even though no wire was included it’s a simple mini usb (like for most o android phones before usb c) so you just plug in regular android phone charger (not usb-c) and put your phone on. Phone has to have the wireless charging option though – my iPhone doesn’t have that. For edge it works really well. One thing I didn’t really like was the lights – when its charging it turns blue and when it’s not red, and as it is always placed on the night table it lights up the room during the night and I just can’t sleep with that. So my husband took out the blue light – as he always charges the phone during the night, so I can sleep peacefully.

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Reality gets only one for the lights, but other than that this item was a good deal – it works, the design is cool, phone doesn’t slide off easily, and it came in just in time.

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Long Glass Nail Files

Search_wAs I already wrote I wanted to do gifts for my girls – personalized nail files with their initials, so I tried to buy some on ebay.
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Item: 2Pcs Pro Durable Crystal Glass File Buffer Nail Art Files Manicure Device Tool x

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Seller: extraxp (98.4% not TS)
Price: US $0.99
Shipping: free
Item location: Hong Kong

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Order date: Sep 21, 2016
Estimated: Thu. Oct. 6 – Wed. Nov. 2
Tracking: Tracking number
Quantity: 2
Color: random – violet
Paypal name: LI XIE

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Delivered: Nov 8, 2016
Package: white plastic envelope with bubble wrap inside.

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Item: two violet (not my favorite color) glass nail files with cases. The texture is not really good, these tend to brush off quite fast also they are too ruff on the nails, so it its a miss. I couldn’t use them as gifts – so I bought better ones locally. Also why put that barcode on the case? looks horrible and also not fit for a gift. I use one in one of my purses, just because I have it extra and it does the job in extreme situations, but I still dislike the texture.

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Its next to the one I ought locally in the shop, you might see that the orange one is much smoother and you just have to trust me that is also better.

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Ebay gets one cookie for the fact that I still can use it for the purpose even though I prefer not to. Reality strikes with ugly color, misplaced barcode (that you cant take off easily, I tried – you end up with sticky place), texture and the fact I couldn’t use it as intended and bought for.

Wireless Magnetic Phone Charger for Car

Search_wMy husband’s Samsung Edge had a really messed up charge jack because we usually use his phone as a navigation in a car and he gets phone calls a lot so he just connected and disconnected his phone all the time. So I figured maybe the wireless charger might be an option and my husband asked to order this one.
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Item: NILLKIN Car Magnetic Wireless Charger Air Vent Phone Mount Holder CE/FCC/RoHS

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Seller: allforu88 (99.4% TS)
Price: US $18.57
Shipping: free
Item location: ShenZhen, GuangDong, China

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Order date: Oct 16, 2016
Estimated: Mon. Oct. 17 – Thu. Nov. 10
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1
Paypal name: CHENBIGANG

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Delivered: Nov 8, 2016
Package: White plastic bag, some bubble wrap, original box

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Item: original box consisted  of charging pad with mount for a car went, charging wire, metal plates for phone.

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The main idea is that you put the charger on the went, plug it in and then mount  the phone on it. For the phone to stick you have to stick metal plates on it first. That didn’t really work – because of any bump on the road the phone would actually slide off, so this wasn’t really useful, we used it at home for some time though. But I gave a real wireless charger for my husband as a gift on Christmas and he uses that instead so this one just collects dust in a drawer now.

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Ebay would get one just for the fact that the charger actually works. One of the biggest no no was that you have to stick something to your phone to make it work.

Mintia Candy Pack

Search_wWhen we where in Japan we had a terrible cold from all the cold water from vending machines and conditioning, so we bought some mints to make the throat better and my husband just loved these ones so after we came back he decided that he would like to order some.
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Item: Asahi Mintia (Frisk Style Mints): Fresh Set: 5 Assorted Packets Breath Mints

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Seller: risingsamuraifood (99.5% TS)
Price: US $8.50
Shipping: free
Item location: Chiba-shi, Chiba-ken, Japan

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Order date: Oct 16, 2016
Estimated: unkown
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1 pack with 5 boxes
Type: 5 different tastes
Paypal name: RISINGSAMUR

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Delivered: Nov 4, 2016
Package: Yellow paper envelope, blue plastic groshary bag, some wrapping material.

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Item: 5 boxes of different taste mints. You have to shake the box and one mint will drop in a small pocket that you open and take it out. I like the size of the box – it fits perfectly in a any purse or handbag and doesn’t take much space. My husband keeps one box in a car while I took one in my travel backpack for flights. They are made by Asahi firm, that is mostly known in our country as a maker of the beer, but as we traveled in Japan we noticed it makes way more stuff. I loved ones with a taste of Soda.

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Reality gets +1 for the price, because I consider it expensive. Though I understand that its from Japan and that is far also its not a cheep country, but still. Everything else is fine.

Phone Holder for Car

Search_wAfter my husband bought new Samsung Edge our old holder didn’t fit so he found this quite nice mount that fits most of similar sized phones. Its really good when we travel with car and need to use  navigation. My husband prefers the once which can be attached to the grid rather then the once that are placed on the window.
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Item: 360° Car Air Vent Mount Cradle Holder Stand For Mobile Cell Phone GPS

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Seller: yangpower1996 (99.2% TS)
Price: AU $6.99
Shipping: free
Item location: Hong Kong

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Order date: Sep 04, 2016
Estimated: Tue. Sep. 13 – Mon. Sep. 26
Tracking: item number
Quantity: 1
Paypal name: ZHOUYAMING

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Delivered: Oct 18, 2016
Package: black plastic bag with a lot of tape. Paper box (quite smashed), some bubble wrap.

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Item: the holder is made out of 3 main pieces – main holder with soft parts to put the phone in and button in the back to make sides squeeze the phone, to release you have to push the button on the side, the spring that is attached to the grid, the holder that keeps the main part stable and pressed against the wall near the grid.

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20161018_202358It is really steady and holds the phone really tight. the soft parts keeps the phone from scratching. We used it a lot of times and t was a part of our travel bag for car for quite some time, but it takes a bit too much space – now my husband uses an alternative, smaller one.

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Reality gets +1 only for the size, but Ebay gets +1 for stability, +1 soft parts, +1 easy to use and +1 for fits more than one size phone.

Nail File

Search_wLats Christmas I figured I’d give nail files for all the girls of the family. I like giving something useful and nail file in a purse is always useful. I figured I will try to order some at ebay and this was with a nice box.
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Item: Professional Glass Nail Files Crystal Art Manicure With Barrelled Box LLL

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Seller: love-shopping2013 (98.8% TS)
Price: $1.00 CAD
Shipping: free
Item location: China

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Order date: Sep 21, 2016
Estimated: Fri. Oct. 7 – Wed. Oct. 26
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1
Paypal name: XUJIALIANG

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Delivered: Oct 18, 2016
Package: white plastic bag, transparent bag.

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Item: Its cute with flowers, has a box to hold it in, but its not good as a nail file – the texture of it is wrong. I have other nail files I bought locally in a shop and its way better though looks the same. I still used though – I put in one of my extra purses that I take on the night out.

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I can only give +1 for cute design and +1 for the box, but everything else is a mess.

Battery for TLink

Search_wWhen we where traveling around Japan we had a rented wifi router that we took everywhere. It was great – google maps whenever we needed. So we decided to buy one of these devices that you can put a SIM card in and have a mobile data shared with other devices like a router. We bought it but not everywhere there are outlets to charge when you travel so an extra battery is a plus.
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Item: BATTERIA -VHBW- 2000mAh PER TP-Link M5350, TL-TR761, TL-TR861, TBL-71A2000

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Seller: vhbwitalia (99.5% not TS)
Price: €12.99
Shipping: €2.90
Item location: Kamenz,Germany/Torino, Italy

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Order date: Oct 04, 2016
Estimated: none
Tracking: none
Quantity: 1
Paypal name: B W GMBH

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Delivered: Oct 17, 2016
Package: yellow envelope. Plastic zipped bag.

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Item: Fits perfectly, holds charge quite well. Totally worth it.

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I guess no bad things to say so “all cookies in a jar” for this one.