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Plantronics Voyager Legend UC B235 Earset
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Best headset I've had 03/17/2016

This review is from: Plantronics Voyager Legend UC B235 Earset

Pros: Buttons are easy to use. Voice command for Pairing. Pairing has worked flawlessly on phones and PC. Comes with multiple charging options. The charging base is a nice addition verses the typical usb cord and having the headset just laying around. Talk time says 7 hours when fully charged. I haven't tested it that long but I've used it for 3-4 hours straight and it still says 4 hours remaining. Unit is obviously small and unobtrusive so it's easy to multitask and listen to music or a podcast on the down-low during a meeting or such. Range seems very good though it varies depending on if I'm connected to my phone or tablet. I can go about 50 feet before it starts cutting out with my phone, it is still solid when using the PC. That's about as far as I can go without going outside so I don't know the max distance for the PC. It's got enough range to get you to the bathroom without bringing the device :)

Cons: On the top end of the price range but if you're someone who needs a device like this it's going to perform 1000% better than some $50 unit.

Other Thoughts: Use this on my Samsung Note 5 phone and Microsoft Surface 3. Calls are great. Using it to listen to podcasts and audio-books is pretty awesome compared to a wired set of ear buds or the cheap around the neck stereo Bluetooth unit I have be using.

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ThinkPad Laptop T420 Intel Core i5 2520M (2.50 GHz) 4 GB Memory 320 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics 3000 14.0
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -Price
-free upgrade to Win 10
-Speakers a lot bigger than current tiny models.

Cons: Not really cons since these things obviously aren't included if you read the specs but they are missed if you don't have them:
-No USB3
-No HDMI video out (does appear to have DP but I didn't have a cable to try it)
-Lower screen resolution (1366x768)
-No SSD

Other Thoughts: For the price this is a well performing laptop. I had to send the first one back because it had what first appeared to be just a cosmetic crack on the bottom, turns out the DVD drive had a huge dent in it and was inoperative. Return was painless and my second unit is very clean and free of any defects. Look yours over very carefully and a get the extended warranty.
Got the message to upgrade to windows 10 immediately on starting up window 7. Upgrade went fine. remember to run "Disk Cleanup" then advance (I think) so you can remove the "Previous Windows Installation" to get back the 20 gigs and remove the windows.old folder.

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Powerland 4000 W Portable Gas Generator - 7.5 HP
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs A lot of bang for the buck. 12/01/2015

This review is from: Powerland 4000 W Portable Gas Generator - 7.5 HP

Pros: Price
Size/Weight
30+ amps

Cons: No Oil included / Filling oil
Removing the shipping mount
Ail Filter Cover is hard to remove

Other Thoughts: I have debated getting a generator for awhile. Two recent power outages pushed me over the line and the price on this made it impossible to say no.
I'm not too worried about being off the grid electronic wise but wanted something that would cover a few basics:
Heater - winter time
Refrigerator - extended outage
Sump pump - if the King Kong El Nino ever shows up

Unit came well packaged and without any fluid in it or the box. This is nice so I could turn the unit completely upside down to help remove the metal brace and wood block that holds the engine firmly in place for shipping (it has rubber mounts that isolate the engine from the frame under normal use).
You are going to need some basic metric hand tools for this 12-14ish MM socket or end wrench and a hammer. I don't know if its typical or not as the instructions actually shows two metal brackets. I really had to hammer the wood block to get it out enough to remove the bracket.
Had to make a trip to get oil since it doesn't come with it, I used Mobil One 10-30. Takes about 20 Oz according to the book. While you're out, get a good smallish funnel otherwise it is going to be difficult to get the oil in the hole.
I removed the spark plug so I could rotate the engine over easily with 4-5 pulls on the cord after I filled it with oil. I'm not sure if these engines are test ran so I wanted to make sure oil got where it needed to be prior to startup.
Put some fuel in it and it started up on the second pull. Don't fill it up with a lot of fuel unless you plan on running it or use a fuel additive. Our oxygenated fuels don't store well in small engines.
As with any small engine it's best to run it out of gas to avoid trouble due to the previous mentioned fuel. It takes a good while with this engine so just turn the fuel to "off" and go get a coffee.
There is a set screw for the running RPM in case you need to adjust the frequency sine wave of the AC output for connecting to a UPC.
There are a lot of other reviews about this unit on the internet that give it high marks by people running it hard and with long periods of ownership so I'm feel really good about adding this to my "what if" tool kit.

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Date Joined: 02/05/10

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