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JBL J55A On-Ear Headphones - Black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Bought for the kids 11/11/2015

This review is from: JBL J55A On-Ear Headphones - Black

Pros: Decent volume, no sound leak, simple size adjustment

Cons: A bit uncomfortable for extended use. Neither child will keep them on for longer than an hour, which gives them a good break from the tablet periodically.

Other Thoughts: I picked these up on sale for the kids' tablets. They enjoy cartoons on Netflix, but don't have very good volume awareness. It can be quite distracting to have a conversation with both tablets playing something different in the same room. With these, each can enjoy their own show, and mom and dad can enjoy a conversation.
The only downside to this is that they rarely hear us when we call for their attention. Not really a con, just a necessary downside. For this reason, we installed an app on our phones that locks their tablets remotely. This will always illicit and immediate response, lol.

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Samsung EP-PG920I Wireless Charger Pad for Samsung Galaxy S6 - White
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs One received item was defective 10/26/2015

This review is from: Samsung EP-PG920I Wireless Charger Pad for Samsung Galaxy S6 - White

Pros: Sleek design, solid construction, fast charging(if it works)

Cons: One unit did not work, replacement was not honored, seller charged "restocking fee" for return of defective item upon refund.(see other)

Other Thoughts: I purchased two of these chargers, one black and one white.
The black one works like a charm(hence the 2 eggs instead of 1).
The white one was DOA. When plugged in, the black charger would cycle through its green, blue, and cyan LED colors, and then show no color until a phone was placed on the pad. At that time, the blue LED would light, and the phone would begin to charge. At 100%, the LED would change to green to indicate charging was complete. Perfect!
The white charger, however, performed differently.
When plugged in, it quickly flashed between red and blue LED colors repeatedly, and then stayed solid red. When a phone was placed on it, no charge was given, and the LED remained red.
This indicated a fault in the electronics of the white charger I received.

An RMA was opened, and I requested a "Replacement". The black charger worked fine, so I was willing to try again for the white. After paying for shipping back to the seller, my email notification of the return showed a change in return type to "Refund", and a restocking fee was deducted from the return amount.
From the fine print, an RMA return type can be changed if the item is "out of stock" and cannot be replaced, but when I checked on the item from the same seller, it showed to be "in stock". I was also upset by the deduction of a restocking fee for an item that was clearly defective, and suffering a fault. That item cannot be resold, as is, and should be repaired. I should not be responsible for any cost related to this, as a consumer. I certainly hope the defective item was not simply added back into normal stock.

I will not buy from this seller in the future.

When contacting Newegg, and explaining the above, they refunded me the restocking fee. If I could rate Newegg independently, they'd get 5 eggs for their customer service. I'm always satisfied with them!

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XYZprinting daVinci 1.0 3D Printer
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Decent entry-level printer 06/09/2015

This review is from: XYZprinting daVinci 1.0 3D Printer

Pros: The best thing about this printer, no assembly required! Remove a few supports and packing material, and the thing is ready to go. Drop in a cartridge, feed it through the hole and into the extruder body, tell it to load filament, and you are literally ready to print in less than 10 minutes. The software is simple, but decent. The quality of prints is very nice. The bed size is adequate for everything I've wanted to print, since things can be rotated in the software to take advantage of the longer diagonal length. It really is a great intro printer. The cartridges being proprietary makes things simple for new users, and you won't run out of filament half way through a model since it keeps track of who much is left.

Cons: This printer is no for advanced users who want full control. The software is limited to basic rotation and moving of the model, some rudimentary scaling, and preset variations in settings. You won't have the ability to fully adjust settings to you exact needs, but will have to conform to the available settings. For most things, you can find an adequate combination of settings to produce a decent model, but there are limitations. Not being able to adjust the extruder or heat bed temps is a big con for me.

Other Thoughts: The glass bed is not heat tempered. It is just standard photo frame glass on a heating circuit. Mine started chipping after a week. Replacement heat beds are $60 and constantly out of stock.
You should take extra time to let the entire thing return to room temperature before removing your prints to avoid stressing the glass. I've yet to find an aftermarket option to replace the heat bed.
These printers have a large online following which has opened up the possibilities of what these printers are capable of. Any and all modifications will void the warranty, so keep that in mind. There are methods to bypass the proprietary cartridges in order to use filament from any manufacturer. Some models can be flashed to a new firmware that allows more third-party software to be used. There are even hardware upgrades that can be done to increase the capability of the unit. Again, all such things void the warranty. Do these things at your own risk.

For the tech savvy, it can become a very good printer, but it takes effort, a bit more money, and time.
For the average user, it is an excellent model to get started in 3D printing.

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Display Name: Timothy C.

Date Joined: 03/01/09

  • Reviews: 13
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  • First Review: 03/25/11
  • Last Review: 11/11/15
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