Showing Results: Most Recent
This review is from: Rosewill RHB-320R 7 Ports USB 2.0 Hub with Power Adapter
Pros: What is there to say about a hub when it works? It works, period. I own two of these, and have no issues with either that I own, on either computer.
Cool features include:
A removable and weighted base; it screws and unscrews by hand, and is actually made of metal. If the hub is too tall for a cubbey-hole you want to stick it in, you can remove the base and make it shorter.
Top ports are easily accessible, which makes it easy to unplug your webcam when not in use.
It is a powered hub, so it can deliver full-spec USB power to every device you hook up.
Cons: The rubber cover to protect the top ports from dust when they are not used is flimsily attached. I broke it off one of the hubs first time, because it was stuck and I was moving too fast.
It would be better if the plastic/rubber cover was attached more strongly. Loosing the rubber cover does not affect the functionality of the hub at all, but I took an egg off, since I can't see giving a "perfect" rating to something that does have a design flaw, even if it isn't a critical one.
Without the base, this hub a very lightweight, which might make it harder to keep it in the position you want it to stay.
Other Thoughts: I like these hubs because they deliver consistent and reliable performance, and because they are powered. Unpowered hubs are almost useless.
Also this is a USB 2.0 hub, so newer USB 3.0 devices will not work at full speed on this. I am not taking an egg off for this lack, only for the flimsy rubber cover. If you want a USB 3.0 hub, go buy a 3.0 hub.
This review is from: eForCity 7-Port USB Hub with ON / OFF Switch, Black
Pros: None, the specs for this are a lie.
Cons: The Specifications tab for this device clearly says, as of 5/11/2014, the following on Newegg:
Power Input 5V DC
This implies that it includes a 5V DC power adapter. IT DOES NOT. Moreover, if you ask for an RMA, the sellers will tell you that you don't "need" one, and advise you to kindly "check again," whatever that means. I have "checked again," the specs say 5V DC power input, and so yes, this hub was designed to work with a power supply!
The hub has a hole for a DC power input on it, but no power adapter is included. Do not buy this hub if you need it for any high-speed or high-power draw devices, it is a waste of money and seller doesn't care.
USB 2.0 standard spec is to deliver 5V and 500 mA at the port on your computer. If you hook multiple devices to one port on your computer, this voltage/amperage must be split between devices. If you want to use this supposedly USB 2.0 hub for multiple USB 2.0 devices at USB 2.0 speeds, you need an external power supply, especially if the devices themselves are USB-powered (think any modern 2.5 inch portable hard drive or SSD).
You will only be running mice and keyboards off of this hub, don't even think about hooking multiple high-speed USB powered devices to this unit because it will not work.
Other Thoughts: Do not buy this hub. The price is too good to be true. Spring for a real USB 2.0 HUB with an actual power adapter included. Rosewill makes a good 7-port hub (with a power supply!) for a little bit more money.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: JVC HA-RX700 3.5mm/ 6.3mm Connector Circumaural Full-Size Headphone
Pros: These are very comfortable, provide very good sound quality, and appear to be of decent build quality. The cord is long and heavy-duty. The headstrap is strong, very wide, and more comfortable than it has any right to be. I have no real complaints about these phones.
Happy with the purchase, these are some of the nicer headphones I have owned.
I used to own a pair of Grado SR125s (these are like $150 cans) and these JVCs don't really make me miss my Grados. Sound quality is equal to lower-end Grados (say SR60 or so). The trouble with Grado is the build quality.... The earpieces can wear out and become detached from the head strap far too easily (this is what happened to my SR125s). This made me very sad for having dropped so much money on them, and really turned me off of dropping $100+ for headphones, if all they are going to do is fall apart.
These JVCs look to be built better, and don't make me hate listening to music like cheap headphones do. I am happy with this purchase.
Cons: Not portable. These headphones are as big as headphones can get and still be designed for human beings.
Not portable. My little MP3 player at max volume can barely drive what must be the huge magnets in these things.
Not portable. The cord is massive and heavy duty.
Also, I would love these headphones if they included a cord that was detachable!
Other Thoughts: When you first get these headphones, you will think that there was a lot packaging wasted in sending them to you.
You will be wrong.
That huge box is only there because it is needed. Yes, the headphones really are that big. These are not portable. I am using 2 medium-size binder clips just to keep the cord under control.
I was hoping to get something at least semi-portable, but I failed in this... It is a testament to how awesome these phones are that I didn't send them back! They may not be what I exactly wanted, but they are just too nice to send back at the price I got them at.
I will keep looking for headphones that fit the bill as an earbud replacement.