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RAVPower BOLT 30W/6A 4-Port Rapid Charging Station/USB Wall Charger (Two Smart Charging Ports) for iPhone; iPad; Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3, 2; Kindle Fire HD HDX; Google Nexus 4, 5, 7, 10; and more
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: 4 ports, nice clean & simple design.

Cons: DOES NOT WORK AS ADVERTISED!

Simply put no matter what port you plug an Android phone into it's going to see it as "USB" because the charger has the data lines unloaded.

Plug in a Vita & get nothing because Vita expects some load for USB mode or short for AC adapter mode.

PS3 controllers, nothing assuming because again there's no load at all on the data lines!

Apple? Dunno, I refuse to drink Cupertino-Aid but I'll bet they fail also because icrap also relies on some kind of data line trickery before drawing more than 500ma (or (anything at all???).

Other Thoughts: How long are the various charger manufacturers going to get away with ignoring the USB standards and blatantly lie about what their chargers can do? Add this to the pile with the rosewill DC/DC lighter adapter that claims 2.1A but also has an open data pair so nothing works that relies on shorted data pins, the rest blindly limp along at 500ma.

I call on RAVPower to PAY to have my device returned to them & send me a replacement with proper data line options (shorted, partial load?) if they're smart enough to do so! Otherwise it's void warranty time to crack the case & mod the data line leads to shorted

No matter what I want 100% refund for the deceptive advertising!

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BELKIN F5U237v1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Same design, same overheating problems 04/17/2014

This review is from: BELKIN F5U237v1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub

Pros: 7 usb ports, yea!

Cons: Surprised these are still on the market! Known fact that the USB controller chip in these overheats and should of at least had a massive heatsink & air flow.

Other Thoughts: Of the two I have on hand, one has been modded with a heat sink and still it reads over 105F on average in a 65F room, The other is well over that under use without a heat sink.

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MSI R7950-3GD5/OC BE Radeon HD 7950 3GB 384-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: 3GB & HD 7950 for $204.

Cons: Initial reaction vs. Asus HD7870 I purchased same day.

By comparison MSI lacks:
1. polished packaging
2. 2nd DVI port
3. has inferior stock cooling

General con for all ATI cards is the game bundle choices absolutely suck. In fact they duplicate the free games we already get on PS3 for having PSN+. AMD Never should of removed Bioshock and certainly should be adding something better before this promo codes are dead.

Other Thoughts: Sitting on fence trying to decide if better video for same money (from deals) is worth trading down in build quality or to take my rebate windfall & resell both to purchase a better Asus model with 7950, DirectCU II, 3GB, & 2 DVI ports.

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joshua m.'s Profile

Display Name: joshua m.

Date Joined: 06/25/07

  • Reviews: 10
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 04/22/08
  • Last Review: 04/19/14
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