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    3.9
    3.9 out of 5
  • First Review:
    February 6, 2013
  • Last Review:
    May 13, 2019
 
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      • Review count
        185
      • Helpfulness votes
        554
      • Average rating
        3.9
        3.9 out of 5
      • First Review:
        February 6, 2013
      • Last Review:
        May 13, 2019
       
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          The Array by Hampton connected door lock works with your home's Wi-Fi router and smart devices allowing you to lock and unlock your door from anywhere with your smart phone or tablet. Connects directly to your home Wi-Fi so no additional equipment is required. Works with both Android and iOS (Apple) smart phones, tablets, Apple or Android Wear smart watches. Create and manage e-codes remotely with the app and set detailed access schedules. Invite family members to download the app and issue and manage electronic keys (e-keys). Want to know who accessed the lock. Review the activity log to see detailed history. Just say “Alexa lock my door” or ask “Alexa is my door locked” with our Amazon Alexa integration. Includes two rechargeable lithium polymer batteries for convenient and uninterrupted function. Includes a built-in solar panel which can extend the battery life in certain conditions.
           
          from NJ
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          I was supposed to write this review a while ago but I've been holding off to try and get used to ...
          PostedMay 13, 2019
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          No, I do not recommend this product.
          I was supposed to write this review a while ago but I've been holding off to try and get used to it. There are a lot of features and quite a few frustrations that I have been dealing with.
          Here are some of the best things I've found about this Wifi lock.
          The hardware looks and feels great. The locking mechanism has really smooth movement. As long as the dead bolt is properly aligned with the hole in the door jamb it locks and unlocks easily.
          Physical installation is a breeze. All you need is a screwdriver.
          There's no drilling holes in your front door or anything like that.
          All of the hardware you need is included. They even give you three inch screws for the strike plate so you can
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          I was supposed to write this review a while ago but I've been holding off to try and get used to it. There are a lot of features and quite a few frustrations that I have been dealing with.
          Here are some of the best things I've found about this Wifi lock.
          The hardware looks and feels great. The locking mechanism has really smooth movement. As long as the dead bolt is properly aligned with the hole in the door jamb it locks and unlocks easily.
          Physical installation is a breeze. All you need is a screwdriver.
          There's no drilling holes in your front door or anything like that.
          All of the hardware you need is included. They even give you three inch screws for the strike plate so you can secure it to the actually door frame and not just the trim work.
          They give you two rechargeable lithium polymer batteries, so if you can't take advantage of the built in solar recharging (like me) and need to physically recharge the battery, you can swap in the second battery and charge the first. The batteries have a built in micro-USB port but they also give you a charging cradle that you can use along with charger and cable.
          It has the ability to recharge the battery using a small solar panel that covers the electronic keypad. This panel slides up to reveal the keypad.
          There is a history log that shows you when the lock was locked or unlocked and how it was altered. From inside the house, by way of the keypad, or with the tablet/phone app.
          The keypad is illuminated so the keys are easy to see at night. I often forget to turn our porch light on so this is a welcomed feature.
          You can have multiple "E-codes" (keypad codes) and only have them active during certain times if you like.
          You can create temporary one time use keycodes.
          While the hardware on this lock is great the software needs a lot of work. I don't know if the problems are due to the software internal to the lock or the "Array by Hampton" app. Getting the lock linked to your phone or tablet requires them to be on the same wireless network. I have two separate wireless network SSIDs. One is using 10.0.0.xxx and the other is on 10.0.1.xxx. One network is for our phones and computers and the other is for our home automation devices. If you don't know what this means, then the following problem probably won't apply to you.
          I found out by trial and error that during the initial setup you MUST have your tablet or phone on the same wireless network as the door lock. After a few minor snafus I managed to get my Android phone connected to the door lock and operating somewhat normally. Once the lock is on your Wifi network you have to authenticate the phone with it which is kind of awkward to do since it involves holding the battery from the back, putting codes into the keypad, and looking at your phone. You kind of need three hands to do it easily. My phone is now working, however, I have not had much success getting my wife's Android phone to work with the lock. From her phone I can see the status of the lock and get notifications that it was locked or unlocked but her phone will not lock and unlock the door. It's been very frustrating and I have given up for the time being hoping that Hampton will release a software update that fixes it.
          The software does not "log me in" to the lock as fast as I would like. When I leave my house in the morning and I launch the app, I measure that it takes about ten seconds before I can get to the "lock/unlock" screen. First I get a message saying "Verifying credentials", after that I get another message saying "Retrieving your data", then I get to the "My Places" screen where I have to click on a button to see my lock status. Then I have to click the lock status to get to another screen that actually lets me unlock and lock the door. It looks neat but is totally unnecessary. So, now I am finally able to lock and unlock the front door. I click the lock button, but get no notification that the door actually locked successfully. I have to go back to the lock status screen and then back in to the lock to lock it again before the door actually locks. If all of this sounds confusing it's because it actually is. There are too many screens I have to jump through just to lock and unlock my door. I'm a software developer so seeing unnecessary fluff like this drives me crazy. It is much easier for me to leave the house and just push the big "A" button. And when I come home I just use the keypad.
          Sometimes the lock will take up to two minutes to lock and other times it locks right away. I have no idea why this happens. Perhaps the lock only checks in with the Hampton Array server every so often to check for new commands? I can only guess as to why but it is incredibly frustrating. On rainy days I sit in my car repeatedly unlocking the door with the app before I get out and run to the door.
          Hampton seems to have introduced a basic radius monitoring system that detects when you get home and when you leave. But right now it is very broken and basically unusable. I get alerts that I have left the house, but the door is locked so I don't need the alert. If I've left the house and the door is unlocked then, YES, definitely let me know about it. Sometimes, I get alerts hours after I have returned home letting me know that I am home now. Why would I need to be told that I am at home?
          All this being said, the lock works GREAT as a simple electronic keypad lock but the software needs lots of work. There is great potential and I hope Hampton doesn't just drop this lock on the market and consider the software 100%. Fix the software and this lock is worth five stars as far as I'm concerned. Read Less
          Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Nice Design, Stylish
          Cons: poor software
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          Dedicated to empowering the home chef, Swiss Diamond introduces the 10-Piece Knife Block Set. This new line is engineered and designed by professional chefs to offer confidence and reliability in home kitchens across the world. Durably constructed of forged stainless steel, they are easy to use, comfortable and functional. The quality and reliability makes them a perfect solution for even the busiest of kitchens.
           
          from NJ
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedApril 25, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          I've been using these knives daily for about the past month or so and they are really nice. They have a balanced feel to them making them easy to hold and cut with. The handles are comfortable and not some sort of exotic shape making them awkward to hold. Out of the box they are super sharp and have so far kept their sharp edges. I only have one minor complaint and that relates to the wooden holder that comes with the set. Due to its height and the angle that it holds the knives I can't have it sitting on my kitchen counter underneath the upper cabinets because it makes taking the knives out difficult, they hit the bottom side of the cabinet. Just a nitpick. If you have standard height Read More
          I've been using these knives daily for about the past month or so and they are really nice. They have a balanced feel to them making them easy to hold and cut with. The handles are comfortable and not some sort of exotic shape making them awkward to hold. Out of the box they are super sharp and have so far kept their sharp edges. I only have one minor complaint and that relates to the wooden holder that comes with the set. Due to its height and the angle that it holds the knives I can't have it sitting on my kitchen counter underneath the upper cabinets because it makes taking the knives out difficult, they hit the bottom side of the cabinet. Just a nitpick. If you have standard height counters and upper cabinets you'll probably have the same problem. Adding more of a downward angle to the holder would solve the issue. Still an awesome set of knives so far though. Read Less
          Pros: Good Size & Weight, Nice Design, Sharp
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          Drill America Cobalt Aircraft Extension Drills are similar to high-speed steel, but with more cobalt for improved performance when cutting harder metals such as stainless steel or nickel alloys. Gold oxide is a thinner oxide surface treatment than black oxide typically used to identify cobalt steel tools; performance is similar to uncoated tools. Drill America Aircraft Extension Drills are manufactured to National Aerospace Standard 907. The 135° split point is self-centering and reduces thrust. Sizes smaller than 1/16 have the 118° standard point. Drill America Aircraft Extension Drills are available in 6 in. and 12 in. overall lengths when extra reach is required.
           
          from NJ
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
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          Received free product:Yes
          It's difficult to write a review about a drill bit because they either work... or they don't. I r...
          PostedMarch 25, 2019
          Overall rating 
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          It's difficult to write a review about a drill bit because they either work... or they don't. I really wanted this particular size bit because of it's 12" length which makes it well suited for drilling through exterior walls. It's only 3/16" in diameter though so you have to follow it up with a larger bit if you're running anything substantial but have a pre-drilled hole means you can drill from both sides with a larger bit and meet in the middle easily. The spiral runs a about 2 5/8" down the shank. This bit is great for drilling through wood, but using it to go through steel will probably dull it in short order. Softer metals shouldn't present too much of an issue. As with all drill bit Read More
          It's difficult to write a review about a drill bit because they either work... or they don't. I really wanted this particular size bit because of it's 12" length which makes it well suited for drilling through exterior walls. It's only 3/16" in diameter though so you have to follow it up with a larger bit if you're running anything substantial but have a pre-drilled hole means you can drill from both sides with a larger bit and meet in the middle easily. The spiral runs a about 2 5/8" down the shank. This bit is great for drilling through wood, but using it to go through steel will probably dull it in short order. Softer metals shouldn't present too much of an issue. As with all drill bit the drill diameter is engraved into the bottom end of the shank but it is a little tough to read.
          The only improvement I could see them making would be to machine the shank at the last inch or so, so it can be more securely gripped by the drill chuck. This came to me inside a blue plastic sleeve that I an continue to use for storage.
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          Pros: Easy to Use, Strong
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          The TAFCO 24-Drawer Small Parts Organizer keeps you neat and organized conveniently storing your small parts and craft supplies. Use as a free-standing organizer or mount to the wall using the rear keyhole access points. This organizer contains 24 individual drawers quick access to your supplies. Stay-close drawers prevent accidental spills should your organizer get tipped over. Each drawer front has a clear label insert tab and included is a set of labels for clearly identifying drawer contents. Additional organizer configurations and colors are available.
           
          from NJ
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          Ok for electronic component storage. I selected this item because I have a whole bunch of small e...
          PostedNovember 19, 2018
          Overall rating 
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          Ok for electronic component storage.
          I selected this item because I have a whole bunch of small electronic components that I need to organize and find easily. The drawers in this are a good size for storing resistors, capacitors, transistors, etc. There are a couple of things I find very strange about this organizer though. Number one the drawers have plastic nubs on the bottom that stop them when they are about an inch or so open but nothing to stop them from pulling all the way out of the cabinet. Not really sure why they did this. I'd rather have a stop position that keeps the drawer from being accidentally pulled out too far spilling everything.
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          Ok for electronic component storage.
          I selected this item because I have a whole bunch of small electronic components that I need to organize and find easily. The drawers in this are a good size for storing resistors, capacitors, transistors, etc. There are a couple of things I find very strange about this organizer though. Number one the drawers have plastic nubs on the bottom that stop them when they are about an inch or so open but nothing to stop them from pulling all the way out of the cabinet. Not really sure why they did this. I'd rather have a stop position that keeps the drawer from being accidentally pulled out too far spilling everything.
          Secondly, on the back of the cabinet there are hanging notches so you can mount it on the wall. There are four total but the bottom ones are useless because the notches are cut upside down. This can be seen in one of the pictures I've included. I'm betting they did this because they could use the same mold for both the top and bottom pieces and save some money on manufacturing. But this keeps you from being able to secure the bottom of the cabinet to the wall.
          All in all a decent quality cabinet that has a couple of weird design decisions. Read Less
          Pros: looks nice
          Cons: rear hanger holes, drawers can fall out
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          This 6-Pack of 60-Watt equivalent Bulk Pack A19 general purpose medium (E26) base LED light bulb is an energy efficient replacement for traditional incandescent bulbs - with all the benefits of LED technology. The color temperature of this light bulb is Daylight (5000K). These LED light bulbs are non-dimmable and provide an Omni-directional (360) distribution of light. The Bulk Pack 60-Watt equivalent LED light bulb uses only 9-Watt of energy - that is an 85% savings over traditional lighting - and that means savings on your energy bill every month. The 15,000-hour lifespan and 3-year warranty makes these light bulbs a great choice for applications in your home and office. Start saving today.
           
          from NJ
          Age Range:35 to 44
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          Gender:Male
          Home Improvement Profile:DIYer
          Received free product:Yes
          PostedNovember 13, 2018
          Overall rating 
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          If you like 5k brightness bulbs then these will fit the bill. They're LED so you can enjoy the same power savings as with incandescent bulbs. These are supposed to represent true daylight but to me they feel like the have the sterile whiteness of fluorescent lighting. I personally prefer 3k lighting in the house but I use 5k in the garage and basement. Overall decent light bulbs. Time will tell how long they last.
          Pros: Easy Installation
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          Add a long-lasting glow to your home this holiday season with these 50-Light LED White Dome Lights from Home Accents Holiday. Clear, bright and super-efficient LED lighting uses 80% less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs to save you money on electric costs. Plus you can connect up to 45 light sets together for easy, 1-outlet decorating.
           

          Are these really warm white or are they cool white?

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          charlie
          November 20, 2017
          Are these really warm white or are they cool white?
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          December 4, 2017
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          They are not warm white. They are a bright white light. Unfortunately, I bought a bunch last year so now I am stuck using them.
           
          This Sparta Heavy Duty Pipe Brush has a diameter of 1.5 in. and is 36 in. long. It is perfect for cleaning the inside of pipes and tubing. Recommended for commercial kitchen and manufacturing applications. Perfect for any application requiring a brush of this length and diameter.
           

          Is brush flexable enough for curves ?

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          December 7, 2016
          Is brush flexable enough for curves ?
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          NJ
          September 11, 2017
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          You can bend it but it's not easy. The handle is very stiff.
           
          Put control of your sprinkler system in the palm of your hand with a Smart Irrigation Wi-Fi Timer from Rain Bird. It is simple to setup customized watering schedules that can be adjusted automatically all year long to ensure a healthy, beautiful landscape saving you time and money. That’s The Intelligent Use of Water.
           

          Is this unit compatible with hunter solenoid valves?

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          Paco
          April 16, 2017
          Is this unit compatible with hunter solenoid valves?
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          NJ
          June 15, 2017
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          Yes I am using it with 7 Hunter valves.
           
          Put control of your sprinkler system in the palm of your hand with a Smart Irrigation Wi-Fi Timer from Rain Bird. It is simple to setup customized watering schedules that can be adjusted automatically all year long to ensure a healthy, beautiful landscape saving you time and money. That’s The Intelligent Use of Water.
           

          Does it has battery backup function?

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          Paul
          May 19, 2017
          Does it has battery backup function?
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          NJ
          June 15, 2017
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          The programming is stored in non-volatile memory. There are two AAA batteries used so the unit can keep track of time if the power fails.
           
          Makes space utilization possible from any corner with this Floating Laminate Corner Wall Decorative Shelf with 5 shelves. It's creative design provides a great space saving solution for small areas. Display collectibles, photos, toys, awards, CD's, videos, decorative items and more. The Floating Laminate Corner Wall Decorative Shelf attaches to both sides of the wall with only 2 nails or screws. Minor assembly is required. All hardware included.
           

          I, too, would like to know if you could do less than the 5 shelves? Three or Four??

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          Remodelling
          May 7, 2017
          I, too, would like to know if you could do less than the 5 shelves? Three or Four??
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          May 22, 2017
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          Yes you could make it shorter overall.