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FLIRC USB Dongle for Media Centre, Raspberry Pi and XBMC
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Easy Peasey 08/13/2014

This review is from: FLIRC USB Dongle for Media Centre, Raspberry Pi and XBMC

Pros: It works
It is easy to program
Works with any remote

Cons: Will not work as an off and on switch.

Other Thoughts: Being a USB device, you cannot turn on and off the device, with out doing some specialized wiring to your 24 pin power connector. I am not willing to do this. The dongle is small, and I hid it under the HTPC chassis (it has feet).

I used a universal remote.

It will shut the computer down to a S3 suspended state, but not any lower.

Once you get it, go to the manufacture's website, download the drivers. You can then program it.

Everything worked the first time. About 10 minutes to set it up for XMBC.

Great product

FREMO P100 10400mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 1. Large battery capacity - charged my wife's phone at 6 times be for needing a charge - see not below.
2. Charged Kindle Fire, Asus Transformer, Motorola Defy XT, Nexus 7, Samsung Galaxy, Moto X, and two different Blue Tooth Keyboards. I also charged a bunch of junk old phones. No hiccups hesitations or issues
3. Not horrible large - good for a purse or when travel.
4. Easy to use

Cons: 1. USB cord is about 4 inches and is used to charge the batteries and then what you will charge
2. Only one usable USB port for charging
3. No included wall wort

Other Thoughts: The charger works and works very well. The extras drive you a little nuts. One more full-size USB ports would have been very welcome.

The 2nd USB port is a micro usb port, and I have to use it to charge the device. I do not, nor have I commonly seen a micro usb to micro usb adapter; therefore, you have one usb port for charging.

I used the 2 amp charger from the Nexus to charge up the batteries. A 1 amp or 750 micro amp charger work would, but it would take a really long time - probably longer than 24 hours with the 750 micro amp charger.

The leds flash when charging, as you reach 25 percent, one will stay lit constantly. Then at 50 percent 2 will stay lit constantly.

As you use it, the LEDs will turn off one at a time. 75% left for the first, 50% for the second, etc.

You may have to push the button to get the status of the charge.

My wifes Galaxy Nexus was dying a slow death. It would eat through a battery in a couple of hours. We had four good ones to choose from. The screen was cracked badly, and I suspect that the touch screen was in constant discharge. This device worked really well for her, while we were waiting on her next phone. She used it for a couple of weeks, and no issues.

I like the flat design USB cable. I think that it s good choice. I just wish the cable for longer. The short cable will drive you nuts as you use the device. I have about 100 USB (or at least it seems that way) cables now, so we choose another one.

Who needs to apply. If you are a road warrior, this would be a good choice. It can go in your carry on, and you are back in business on the air plane. It is not bad in someone's purse. I tried to carry it in my pocket. It was like carrying 4 rolls of quarters taped together. You can do it, but you do not want to do so.

I would have given this device 5 starts if the USB was longer and it came with its own charging brick. 2 USB ports would have been fantastic, and I think I could have overlooked the USB cable and lack of charging port.

Fractal Design Silent Series R2 FD-FAN-SSR2-120 120mm 120mm Fan
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It is quiet and still helps cool
No Leds

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I really like my PCs to be quiet both in terms of sound and light. This cooling fan does this very well.


Patrick H.'s Profile

Display Name: Patrick H.

Date Joined: 02/25/05

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  • First Review: 05/13/13
  • Last Review: 08/13/14
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