Adafruit will not be shipping USPS orders Monday February 19, 2018 for Presidents Day. Expedited USPS orders placed after 11am ET Friday February 16 will go out Tuesday February 20. All UPS orders will go out as normal.
A real stand with sponge and double spring prevents your iron from 'rolling away' or burning a hole in the table. If you're starting out and have a 'pen type' soldering iron, this is essential for your safety. Comes with a sponge, too!
Adafruit NeoPixel Digital RGB LED strips come to us in 4 or 5 meter reels with a 2 or 3-pin JST SM connector on each end and separated power/ground wires as shown in the pic below. If you order a full 4 or 5 meters, you get the full reel with both connectors installed (like the pic below).
If you buy less than a full reel, you'll get a single strip, but it will be a cut piece from a reel which may or may not have a connector on it. If the piece comes from the end of the reel, the connector may be on the output end of the strip!