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5 out of 5 eggs Very good, considering the price 03/05/2012

This review is from: CORSAIR CX series CX430 430W 80 PLUS BRONZE Active PFC ATX12V & EPS12V Power Supply

Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Power factor correction works well -- I didn't measure anything below 98% at any power from ~40W to ~250W. It also works okay on the "stepped sine" from a typical UPS.


Pros: None

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Looks like 1920x1200 is almost history at this point. Too bad, that extra real estate comes in handy for typical computer usage. 1920x1080 is fine for a TV, but less than ideal for a monitor. I suppose there's a significant cost advantage in piggybacking production of panels for low-volume monitors off high TV production quantities.

There's no excuse for the miserable "documentation" that comes in the box. It includes 4283 languages, on one huge sheet, so the amount of information in YOUR language is, shall we say, "limited". There is a real user manual available for download from ASUS, but you'll have to work a bit to find it. Suggest starting with Google on "VE248Q" rather than clicking through their site. You should get the manual BEFORE the monitor shows up at your door so you can deal with the control quirkiness.

2000LM CREE XM-L T6 LED Rechargeable 18650 Headlight with Battery + Charger Set
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5 out of 5 eggs Excellent! Buying more. 03/09/2015

This review is from: 2000LM CREE XM-L T6 LED Rechargeable 18650 Headlight with Battery + Charger Set

Pros: Shipped fast, from Canada, arrived in four days. Everything worked correctly. Seems pretty well made. BRIGHT! Focusable from a bright spot to a large circle. Illumination from the spot to the large circle remains nicely uniform. It weighs a bit, but since the batteries sort of balance out the lamp, you don't really notice it. It's MUCH better in this respect than those with the batteries contained in the light module.

There's an odd little red light on the battery pack that illuminates when the headlamp is on. Sort of like a little stoplight for the back of your head. It's not particularly bright, so I don't know what they were thinking.

Used it for nearly three hours straight at full brightness without draining the batteries. Don't know yet how long it runs on a single charge.

Bought this via Newegg Flash. Like is so much I'm going to buy three more now at the higher price. Makes a great gift for anyone who does close work like sewing or model building.

Cons: All of these are minor....

One thing you might not like about it is that the headband may be a little small even when fully extended. It's easy to adjust, but when you're at the end and it's still a little tight, you're out of luck. Of course, that could be because I have an unusually fat head.

Recharging takes quite a while. I'd estimate that it takes three hours of charging for one hour of full brightness use. On the other hand, if you have one, you can use a standalone charger that works faster.

There are no instructions, however it's pretty straightforward and most people should be able to figure it out.

Packing could be a bit better. It comes in a plastic envelope, taped into a ball. Mine was okay, but it doesn't have much in the way of protection from typical package handling.

Other Thoughts: The flash mode. Wow. No kidding. If you're one of those people who are sensitive to flashing lights, like some epileptics are, you should be careful with this. On the other hand, if you're using this for outdoor night time activities and need to discourage an attacker or something, it might just do the trick.


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Display Name: Steven R.

Date Joined: 09/28/02


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  • First Review: 10/02/03
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