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This review is from: Rosewill RDRD-11006 3.5" HDD Mounting Kit for 5.25" Drive Bay
Pros: Good polish, stamped metal has no sharp edges, coating is even and smooth. All hardware included. Dimensions and tolerances are good, just screw the 3.5 inch drive in there and it's ready to go.
Cons: No vibration damping provided, which may or may not be an issue for you(potentially yes if your 5.25 inch mounts don't handle that, not an issue if they do).
Other Thoughts: Vibration damping would be nice; but all the features actually promised are delivered with good quality, so this one is good by me.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Panasonic ES-SL41-S 3-Blade Wet/Dry Shaver
Pros: The charging stand is reasonably well designed and convenient, although the 'charging' indicator light never actually goes off, so either it's cooking the battery or it's just a 'razor present' light...
As always, Newegg shipped so fast that I suspect them of precognitively putting my packages in the mail before I actually place my order.
Cons: It's a 'Shaver' that doesn't actually remove facial hair.
Now, please note, I'm not some kind of 'you-must-use-an-heirloom-damascus-steel-straight-razor-stropped-by-the-king's-armorer-or-you-might-as-well-be-sandpapering-your-face' obscurantist, or some 'If it doesn't have 13 blades, two moisturizing strips, and microdermis technology, I'm going home!' disposable fanatic.
My prior razor was a Phillips 6613x from sometime in the mid to late 90's. I never replaced the blades, and it was fine until the charge system finally gave up and died. So, over a decade of frequently-dry shaving with the same set of electric blades. I am not a picky user.
Now, on to the ES-SL41-S: I've tried it wet, I've tried it dry, I've tried it against very light end-of-day stubble, and against 'eh-it's-a-3-day-weekend' full facial quasi-beard. I've tried the primary cutter head, and the secondary flip-out trimmer.
It turns on, it buzzes, it occasionally tweaks a hair to remind me that it's still trying; but that's about it. In the time that I've owned it, it's cut just about enough hair to form a hair-dust material that cakes in all the crevices of the blade assembly. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be 'defective', it turns on fine, all the parts appear to be present, it does make shaving motions, it's just hopelessly incompetent.
I don't demand a razor that provides a shave like that of a warm mead lather and Valkyries wielding the mithril razors forged by the heroes of Valhalla; but I do want a razor that makes the hairs on my face go away.
This is not that razor.
Other Thoughts: Honestly, this has been kind of a weird review to write. You see good products, mediocre products, the occasional DOA or rip-off; but this is something different.
It's as though it is some kind of art piece, that challenges the viewer's conception of what a razor is; by emulating one in all respects except function. It looks, acts, sounds, and in all ways resembles a razor, except it just slides over hair like a neutrino through butter, without effect. I'm honestly confused.
Pros: Fit and finish are surprisingly good, black finish extends inside and out, no sharp edges or unfinished areas, thumbscrews for all exterior panels, the HDD mounting bracket, and the 51/4 to 3.5 converter bracket. HDD mounts are vibration damped, 120mm fan included in the front, rear vent supports 80mm or 92mm.
Cons: Atypically thin sheet steel. Case is rigid when assembled but individual parts flex relatively easily. Neither rear nor side-panel fans are included.
Other Thoughts: This is undeniably a cheap case; but a well-implemented one. You don't get the sheer rigid solidity of heavier steel or thicker aluminum construction; but you also don't get dreadful sharp edges, nonsensical design flaws, or gaudy aesthetics.READ FULL REVIEW