Best products from r/saskatoon

We found 26 comments on r/saskatoon discussing the most recommended products. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 66 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

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1P3 P4400 Kill A Watt Electricity Usage MonitorP3 P4400 Kill A Watt Electric...2
212 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos12 Rules for Life: An Antidot...2
3Pride Anodized Bronze Pet Door Large Ld500Pride Anodized Bronze Pet Doo...2
4TP-Link AV600 Powerline WiFi Extender - Powerline Adapter with WiFi, WiFi Booster, Plug & Play, Power Saving, Ethernet over Power, Expand both Wired and WiFi Connections (TL-WPA4220 KIT)TP-Link AV600 Powerline WiFi ...1
5Howard Products BBB012 Cutting Board Oil, 12 ozHoward Products BBB012 Cuttin...1
6Sale of the Century: RussiaSale of the Century: Russia's...1
7D-Link AC1750 Gigabit Wi-Fi Router – High Power Amplifiers – Dual Band Speeds (DIR-859)D-Link AC1750 Gigabit Wi-Fi R...1
8Philips SmartSleep HF3500/60 Wake-Up Light Therapy Alarm Clock with Sunrise Simulation, WhitePhilips SmartSleep HF3500/60 ...1
9Does the Noise in My Head Bother You?: A Rock Does the Noise in My Head Bot...1
10Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Computer Clip on Mini Lapel Microphone(3X Lapel Microphone)Neewer 3.5mm Hands Free Compu...1
11Verilux HappyLight Energy Lamp 5000Verilux HappyLight Energy Lam...1
12AUTO-VOX A118C Dash Cam Car Dashboard Camera with Sony Exmor Sensor Capacitor Edition Full 1080P HD video No Internal Battery 170 Super wide angle 6G Lens with G-sensor WDR Night Mode Loop RecordingAUTO-VOX A118C Dash Cam Car D...1
13The Armageddon Factor: The Rise of Christian Nationalism in CanadaThe Armageddon Factor: The Ri...1
14Ubiquiti Networks Unifi 802.11ac Dual-Radio PRO Access Point (UAP-AC-PRO-US), Single,WhiteUbiquiti Networks Unifi 802.1...1
15Hasbro Pie Face! GameHasbro Pie Face! Game1
16Spigen Tough Armor Designed for Apple iPhone XR Case (2018) - BlackSpigen Tough Armor Designed f...1
17Winegard FL5500A FlatWave Amped Digital HD Indoor Amplified TV Antenna (4K Ready / ATSC 3.0 Ready / High-VHF / UHF), 50 Mile Long RangeWinegard FL5500A FlatWave Amp...1
18Radio Systems HPA11-10989 Petsafe Pet Doors, 10-1/8" x 16-1/4"Radio Systems HPA11-10989 Pet...1
19Winegard FL-5000 FlatWave Digital Indoor HDTV Antenna (4K Ready / High-VHF / UHF / Ultra-Thin), 35 Mile Long RangeWinegard FL-5000 FlatWave Dig...1
20OnGuard Pitbull STD U-Lock, Black, 4.53 x 9.06-InchOnGuard Pitbull STD U-Lock, B...1

Top comments mentioning products on r/saskatoon:

u/DubbsBunny · 2 pointsr/saskatoon

Hmmm, gonna need some support or sources for that chief if you want me to take it seriously. Here, I'll get you started.

  • Freeland is a Harvard-educated Rhodes Scholar. Let's not make light of the quality and pedigree of her educational qualifications.
  • Freeland's journalistic career saw her working for the Financial Times (also as deputy editor and editor), The Washington Post, The Economist, The Globe and Mail (deputy editor), Thomson Reuters (managing director and editor of consumer news and editor of digital), and Reuters (global editor-at-large). Her work in these intensely dedicated positions often revolved around Russia and Eastern Europe (she was the Moscow bureau chief for the Financial Times), which helped to develop her near encyclopaedic knowledge of Russian affairs—an area that is incredibly important for a foreign minister given our current global climate.
  • Speaking of her journalistic prowess...that time you faulted her for not living in Canada? She was literally travelling the world as a foreign news correspondent. You know, doing the work that provides all of the fantastic foundational experience for a Minister of Foreign Affairs.
  • Speaking of Russia, Freeland literally wrote the book on Russia's journey from communism to capitalism. Her second book on plutocracies was a New York Times bestseller and won the 2013 Lionel Gelber Prize for non-fiction reporting on foreign affairs (an award described by The Economist as "The world's most important award for non-fiction").
  • Freeland served as the MP for Toronto Centre, an incredibly competitive political seat, from 2013-2015 during which she was made the Liberal Party's trade critic. During her time, she took an outspoken stance against Viktor Yanukovich's Russian-engineered puppet government, even going so far as conducting an extensive visit to Ukraine to meet with and show support for Ukrainian political opposition leaders, including the future President of Ukraine (a relationship that is still held today and is incredibly valuable considering Ukraine's recent history with Russia).
  • Fun supportive aside:

    > Edward Lucas, a former reporter for The Economist, remembers Freeland as faster and defter than any of his colleagues. “I always felt that she was laps ahead of me,” he says. “On at least two occasions, I would be interviewing someone, having worked hard to find them. Mid-conversation, their phone would go off. They’d pick up and say, ‘Ah, Chrystia. Zdarova!’” Freeland’s early success rankled established male colleagues, says Lucas.

  • Freeland was so dedicated in her support for free and fair elections in Ukraine after Russia's meddling that she was one of 13 Canadians banned from travelling to Russia by Putin himself (a distinction she publicly owned and considered an honour).
  • One of Freeland's first Cabinet duties as Trudeau's Minister of International Trade (a position she held before she was made Minister of Foreign Affairs; you seem to be mistaken that she was part of the initial Cabinet formation, as she replaced Stephane Dion in the reshuffling of 2017) was overseeing Canada's negotiations of CETA. This trade agreement between Canada and the EU, a legacy project of Harper's government and the country's "biggest trade deal since NAFTA...expected to remove tariffs on 99% of goods that pass between Canada and the European common market", was signed in 2016 in part as a result of Freeland's involvement.
  • In a show of continued support for the government of Ukraine against Russian pressure, one of Freeland's first actions after being appointed to Foreign Affairs Minister of Canada was extending Canada's 200 soldier military training mission in Ukraine until March 2019.
  • When it was reported that Canadian-made military vehicles were being used against civilian Shia populations by the Saudi Arabian military, she quickly took action to conduct internal investigations into the matter.
  • Freeland has taken an outspoken public stance against the Rohingya genocide in Myanmar.
  • Freeland took the time to raise issue with Xinjiang re-education camps and human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims in China in a meeting with the Chinese Foreign Minister. While the result is chillier relations, I am personally all for a Foreign Minister standing up to China's silencing of one of its most glaring ongoing campaigns of human rights abuse.
  • Despite your insistence that we were "fucked" in the USMCA agreement (an agreement so similar to NAFTA that Mickey Kantor, former US Trade Representative to Bill Clinton, described as "It's really the original NAFTA"), Forbes Magazine applauded her "strong negotiating skills" as they placed her in their 2019 list of leading world leaders. Personally, I applaud her for simply neutralizing the threat presented by Donald Trump, a man who sought to chaotically reshape NAFTA, an agreement he didn't even understand, simply to put his name on it.

    Feel free to comment, rebut, or add your own thoughts to this. Let me just say this though: you come across as someone who doesn't read about things, but rather listens for someone else to tell them what to say. You don't seem interested in learning about details, nuance, or process. You seem more interested in determining winners and losers, like some child pageant mother or a drunk sports fan at a bar.

    Feel free to prove me wrong, but given your current responses I'll just say this: you can feel free to hold any opinion as strongly as you like, but unless you can prove that understand why it was made beyond just "good decision/bad decision" and without sources don't expect anyone else to take it seriously.
u/Progressive_Citizen · 3 pointsr/saskatoon

Can buy yourself a kill-o-watt meter and check things. Amazon has a pretty good one, https://www.amazon.ca/P3-P3IP4400-Electricity-Usage-Monitor/dp/B00009MDBU

I went through the battle of wrangling my power bill awhile ago. What I found out was:

- Major appliances didn't use much (they do, but they aren't on 24/7 to make a difference, just an hour at most a day).

- Dryer is pretty major. Every load is a few dollars, easily.

- Washer is surprisingly nearly insignificant. Hardly uses any power in comparison to the dryer.

- TV can be a fair bit, couple hundred watts not including a sound system.

- My computer room is massive, idle my monitor + PC + everything else thats plugged in the room draws 200W minimum idle... thats ~$21 per month just sitting there, when in use can speak to near 800W. Its responsible for almost a good $40-$60 a month on my bill.

- Central Air is BY FAR the largest single use of electricity in the whole house. The thing is ~5000 watts (same as the dryer...). About half my summer power bill, or more, is solely based on that thing running. Keep in mind when it runs, the 500W furnace blower fan also has to run...

- In the winter, the furnace being on so much more still racks up the power bill. If my gaming habits (2-6hrs a day usually) get me $60 a month of my bill, the furnace blower is probably close to the same at times.

In short, its your furnace blower, AC and computer / entertainment systems. Check them with a kill-o-watt (120V at least, the 240V things just get a clip on tester for the circuit breaker).

Its hard to optimize the HVAC. If you got a programmable thermostat, have it scheduled. It is absolutely an energy drain to have the home a constant temperature even if you aren't there. Let it go hotter when you are at work in the summer before the AC kicks in, and cooler when you are at work in the summer before the heat kicks in. Saves a fair bit (~20% or more ballpark).

For what its worth, my power bill is typically around ~$90-$110 in the winter and $100-$140 in the summer (mostly thanks to the AC). Newer home, built in 2015, 2-storey, ~1300sqft.

u/fraygul · 3 pointsr/saskatoon

I have had the petsafe dog doors before and I had to replace the flaps often. The dogs ate the insulation and it didn't really work. Moved and had to install another and it must have got worse, it was junk and actually fell off the door, leaving the metal all exposed. I had it installed by a professional so pretty sure it's the door. I had one dog and a puppy then. This time I moved I put in this door. Ihttps://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0019F3ZY8/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_49zFDbFRZG2VE I picked it up in edmonton. I have seen it here but I don't recall where. I think it was Critters. I now have 4 pretty big dogs (german shephard mix, bernese, bernese/pyreneese and a newfoundland) and it connects the garage to their yard, so they fly in and out of it over and over all day long. In the 2 years I have had it, it's dirty but not worn at all. It's rubber instead of plastic so it seals better, especially when it is super cold out. All of them have sucked the heat out of the house but this one lets in less breeze. It's metal and rubber and it's built to last. We installed this one ourselves and we are wimps with power tools so it can't be that bad. I did use duct tape to cover between the inside and outside metal to protect the insulation in the door. That's the only improvement I would make on it, just something to put between the door and the dog door frame.

u/crazytownbutterfly · 1 pointr/saskatoon

Out in Warman we have Sasktel but don’t get great speeds. Our plan is 10 Mbps down and 1 up. The Sasktel router has very poor signal throughout the house and they gave us an access point but it doesn’t cover the whole house.
Would using something like the dir-859 be a better solution than the Sasktel access point?
dir-859

u/sweetooth0 · 1 pointr/saskatoon

I use one of those alarm clocks that slowly lights up in the morning so it mimics a sunrise. That helps quite a bit. The one I got was a bit on the pricey side I felt, but I do feel like it was worth it:
https://www.amazon.ca/Philips-HF3500-60-Wake-Up-Light/dp/B00F0W1RIW/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1541437582&sr=8-4&keywords=light+up+alarm+clock

Also, like everyone else says, take your vitamin D

u/Ruutzy · 2 pointsr/saskatoon

Having worked at the airport ground handling aircraft at an FBO where a lot of private jets parked we saw Gene Simmons a few times and he always seemed pretty nice. They would give us the catering they didn't use which was often really good. A lot of the celebrities would.

I guess another weird story from those times is when Steven Tyler came through and took a strange photo in the ladies restroom there that appeared in his 'Does the Noise in My Head Bother You' book. It is the top left photo on page 624 and can be seen on amazon books by scrolling through here. That is here in Saskatoon.

EDIT - you have to scroll about 90% of the way down. I'm not sure if it's page 623 or 624. The only way to tell what page range you're close to is once in a while amazon removes pages from the preview and tells you with a little yellow bar 'page 622-623 is not available in preview'. The page right before the one in question has a picture of Steven drinking from a huge glass. In the picture itself he is not wearing a shirt or pants, just so you know what you're looking for...possibly NSFW (there's underwear...and other stuff).

u/FragmentedChicken · 0 pointsr/saskatoon

Perhaps purchasing a mic to use in your laptop/phone is the best solution. Something like this

u/ihmurria · 2 pointsr/saskatoon

I have a verilux that helps make a dent, especially when combined with vitamin D (I'm doing about 2000 IU and it's definitely helping more than the 1000 was last year).

This is the model I have: http://www.verilux.com/light-therapy-lamps/happylight-6000/ and it looks like they also sell via amazon: http://www.amazon.ca/Verilux-HappyLight-5000-Energy-Lamp/dp/B002Q2H2JC/ref=sr_1_5?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1417366658&sr=1-5

My parents bought it for me but I'm fairly certain they shopped either online or via catalogue, didn't pick up live and in person at a store

u/dtorg29 · 1 pointr/saskatoon

Here is the link It is nice and sleek, not too noticeable in the vehicle. Great Quality!!!

Edited* You can also purchase a hard wiring kit, I wired mine into my mirror.

u/k3rnelpanic · 8 pointsr/saskatoon

Buy one of these https://www.amazon.ca/Ubiquiti-Networks-802-11ac-Dual-Radio-Access/dp/B015PRO512

Put it in a central location and any device that supports 802.11ac should be able to max out a 150mbps connection.

It only needs one network cable run to it (the power goes over the network cable too) so it's pretty easy to run. Maybe you can run the cable through a cold air return from your mech room.

It's enterprise hardware so it'll likely out perform any $500 consumer grade router out there. I run one of the lower models and it's the best upgrade I've ever made for my home wifi. No drops, rock solid, only had to reboot it once in three years.

u/ThinkOTB · 5 pointsr/saskatoon

Probably won't find it local. Amazon is your best friend. Seriously. If you don't buy things off Amazon regularly you're missing out.

http://www.amazon.ca/Hasbro-B7063-Pie-Face/dp/B00ZR2U1OG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453475250&sr=8-1&keywords=pie+face+game

u/toby919 · 3 pointsr/saskatoon

This is the case I have:

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B07GJKQC4R?psc=1&ref=ppx_pop_mob_b_asin_image

Very happy with it. It’s durable and the kickstand feature is handy. I have dropped phone several times on tile flooring and asphalt, no issues at all. I used to always spend $70+ on an Otterbox, so very impressed that I got a great case at a fraction of the price.

u/Popeye_needs_spinach · 2 pointsr/saskatoon

We got this PetSafe one that is intended for use in cold climates. It has the standard two thick plastic flaps on each side but also a yellow insulation piece in the middle. Very happy with it. Each flap can be replaced individually in case of wear. It comes in a few sizes, you just need to measure to your dog's shoulder I believe.
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B004UORHXK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_mwoFDb25DHJ20

u/tokenhoser · 2 pointsr/saskatoon

This one is what I bought for a balance of security and cost. You also want a cable to tie your wheels to the u-lock, especially if you have quick-release wheels. We swapped our quick-release for security bolts.
Nothing will work if they really want it and have the tools to take it, but I try to be less attractive than the next one over.

u/Burton-Ernie · -1 pointsr/saskatoon

If you have WiFi you can get an extender..Basically it's a little box you can plug in to an electrical outlet and it will transmit WiFi to the box..And it will have a Cat5 port that you can connect your ethernet cable to your device..

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Kind of like this...https://www.amazon.ca/TP-Link-ADVANCED-Universal-Powerline-TL-WPA4220/dp/B00HSQAIQU/ref=asc_df_B00HSQAIQU/?tag=googleshopc0c-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=292955588806&hvpos=1o3&hvnetw=g&hvrand=7532932562570464562&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-404289851950&psc=1