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ZALMAN Notebook Cooler ZM-NC2000 Black
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great cooler - onwed for 8 months. 07/23/2015

This review is from: ZALMAN Notebook Cooler ZM-NC2000 Black

Pros: Lightweight, USB powered, adjustable fan speed, switch to turn on\off, LED power light on right side, USB port on right & left sides (near rear) - one used by USB cable between laptop & cooler. Has rubber strips along bottom front & two short pieces (one on left & right) to keep laptop from sliding forward on the sloped surface. Black color.

I have a Dell XPS M1530, 15.4" laptop that fits it well. Laptop has a 256 MB video card & the cooler helps keep it cool. Like other reviewers, I wish I bought one of these years ago. This is my first cooler. I checked various brands, models & reviews & decided on spending more for a better product, plus a sale helped!

Lightweight - fits in my laptop bag with my laptop, doesn't add much weight to carry. Though I can't zip the top of the case shut, but that's okay, better than carrying separate.

They give a short USB cable to go between cooler & laptop. Works fine for me. Without measuring it, I'd guess it's a foot long.

Nose level - I find it quiet, even if fan on highest setting (thumb wheel). I've used it at day job (office) & at home. A little more noticeable at home, but if I play music, etc. while doing stuff, I can't hear it. I got used to it, no biggie. It's not loud. If you have one that's loud, I'd say you have a bad unit & should exchange it. Then only review the exchanged one. People shouldn't review a product that's DOA (Dead On Arrival) either.

I work in computer tech. support & have been in IT for about 20 years professionally & self-taught for an add'l 10 yrs. before that.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I'm very pleased with it. I have a new Dell Latitude 17 (17"), 7000 series, high end laptop that fits it as well. My XPs seems to run hotter, maybe with age, though they had a known heating problem with units. The new laptop doesn't run nearly as hot, so not sure if I'll keep the cooler with old or new laptop. It will be used.

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Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Nice kit! 04/28/2013

This review is from: Rosewill RTK-045 45 Piece Premium Computer Tool Kit

Pros: Nice selections of tools, good number of attachment bits for the driver. I like how how this company approaches how the bit is secured to the racket driver (magnetic) vs a mtal ball holding it in. My last kit was like that & it finally popped out & got lost, hence why I bought a new kit.

Parts box is nice, even gives you a few parts to get started, plus empty compartments for other parts.

Wire cutter & pliers are a nice touch, my last large kit, I had to add those. The racket driver allows reversing the direction, so you can set it to tighen or loosen (like a socket wrench) or a middle position that locks it, so you have to turn the handle like a normal screwdriver.

The dual-ended screwdriver with pcket clip is a nice touch. Handy when you just need a screwdriver, don't need to pull out the whole kit at the client site.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: I wanted a kit without the soldering iron, since I never used it for working on PC's. As a rule, I don't use the anti-static strap, I just ground myself by first touching metal on the computer case. I never understand why they give you Allen wenches, when torque wrenches (hollow middle) would be much more helpful.

I'm a computer tech., been in IT for 20+ years in different positions. I use this kit for opening computer cases, replacing hard-drives, optical drives, power supplies, fans, etc..

If you're going to work on different makes & models of computers, a tool kit like this is handy, as the cases vary. A lot of newer cases are screwless, but I still run into some that have screws, or older equipment. Plus, even with screwless, if you had to remove the motherboard, there maybe some screws involved. Then if you work on laptops or netbooks, etc., there are plenty of small screws & connectors.

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ESET Family Security Pack - 5 PCs
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great value! 04/28/2013

This review is from: ESET Family Security Pack - 5 PCs

Pros: 5 licenses in one package & you can decide which ESET product you put on which computer. I bought this two months ao, but waited until my current ESET AV expired, before uninstalling it & installing this new one. I only had NOD32 before, this deal includes that & the security product, which I installed on my laptop. So far, it's been working good.

I like EST because it's a low overhead AV program, unlike some AV's that dog the computer down. I like when I insert a USB drive, it gives me the option to scan it or not.

The best thing is that this being version 5, is that when I installed it, it downloaded & installed version 6! I wasn't expecting that, the product page shows that now. My last EST product NOD32 v4, didn't auto-upgrade to v5. So this is a real nice deal.

I still need to install it on my Android smartphone, rom what I understand, I have to download it from the EST page, not Google Play (marketplace).

Cons: None.

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James K.'s Profile

Display Name: James K.

Date Joined: 04/16/06

  • Reviews: 10
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 04/28/12
  • Last Review: 07/23/15
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