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This review is from: Hamilton Beach 67650 Big Mouth Pro Juice Extractor
Pros: It worked the first time.
Cons: After the second use, the strainer device no longer sticks in place even when it feels 'firmly' fixed to the unit's base. Upon placing the bowl and the strainer in place and fastening the straps, as soon as I power the device the strainer comes loose making an incredible racket (significantly louder than when it works normally, which sounds like a Boeing 757 taking off), and is entirely unusable because it cannot collect juice while the strainer is skating around on top of the base/motor.
I made a dozen attempts to fix the issue, tried to see if I suddenly was doing something wrong after one flawless use, but no, according to the manual I am doing everything correctly and everything appears correct up until the point I flip the on switch. I used to like Hamilton Beach products but this has turned me off in an instant. As someone who is new to juicing and new to eating healthy, this is an immediate turn off to the whole idea when an investment of this coinage turns out to be nothing but ANOTHER headache and RMA to Newegg. Yes, I've been RMAing a lot lately - Newegg, you need some different suppliers.
Other Thoughts: It could come with a net/capture to place over the juice cup so that I could drink this without a load of foam. The foam really cuts down on the enjoyment factor, especially when 1/3rd of your drink is a foamy garden.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The sound quality is amazing and it has a very long cable so I can get up and walk into the kitchen and make a sandwich while listening to some good tunes.
Cons: Microphone does nothing. The gimmicky "Mic Monitor" that Turtle Beach has been adding to their headsets lately works amazingly well. It plays my voice clearly through my headset's headphones so I can hear my voice clear as day. Only problem is, after hours of messing around with Windows, searching forums, messing around with it myself, reading the user's guide, I still can't get this thing to transmit my voice to anyone OTHER than myself. Kind of useless for gaming, which is what I bought this for.
Other Thoughts: It's teaching me the art of wearing one headset around my neck with a working microphone while wearing this beast over my head and ears like a headset should be used.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Hanns-G HL161ABB Black 16" 16ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 200 cd/m2 500:1
Pros: It's a cheap monitor, it's rare to find monitors this size these days (the one it replaced was an old 15 inch Dell LCD and the area it is seated can only handle a 15 inch monitor).
Cons: Out of the box I was impressed at how beautiful the screen was for the price, it really is a beautiful monitor when everything works correctly. However, after the first day of usage I noticed two dead pixels pop up. After day two, a very nasty vertical line going down the right half of the screen that goes away and keeps coming back.
I understand this is a $60 monitor, but come on. I purchased this monitor with the intent of keeping it for a few months until I expected it to inevitably die and I was ready to buy a new desk that'd support more larger monitors, but it doesn't look like it'll last even that long at this rate.
Other Thoughts: If you need a monitor for a few days, or if you're one of the lucky ones, this isn't a bad buy. I like to think I am the only one who purchased a 'bad Hanns-G' but I have a slightly older 28 inch plasma Hanns-G that also has many dead pixels in it as well. My LG that is 6 years old and a Planar that I have that is also around 5 - 6 years old both have no problems and have been used much more.
I might consider buying Hanns-G again but it will have to be another 'too good to be true' deal to get me to consider it.