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Rosewill Powerbank RCBR-13020-BK - Black, 11,200 mAh External Backup Battery Charger for Smartphone, iPhone, iPad, & iPod
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Nice finish, works as advertised

Cons: No included accessories

Other Thoughts: This power pack does what it states. It feels nice in the hand but is a bit large/heavy to slip into a pocket. Unfortunately, it does nothing to distinguish itself from the numerous competitors with similar specs that often toss in accessories and/or sell at lower price points. I look to Rosewill for high quality products offered at a reasonable cost. This product meets criteria #1 but otherwise is not a particularly good value.

01/16 Edit: Purchased another pack due to the ability to simultaneously take/deliver a charge which was a previously unrecognized benefit. Arrived fully discharged (unusual) and heavily scuffed suggesting prior ownership. Initially appeared to charge ok but bricked with one light illuminated after removing from charger. Nothing I tried revived the unit. Contacted Rosewill for exchange. Took several days for approval after refusing to return faulty unit at my expense. Used a Newegg gift card to purchase which could not be credited. Nor could a new card be issued (according to the rep). Waiting from a check from Newegg. Long time premiere subscriber with hundreds of purchases - initially got no preferential treatment as Rosewill is categorized a "Marketplace" seller. Entire RMA process was an unnecessary hassle. I get DOAs happen on occasion but the customer should not be burdened with finger pointing and return postage for a repackaged, defective product sold as new. That other big retailer that stars with 'A' sets the bar for handling returns; others have to step up or be forgotten. Buyer beware when dealing with Marketplace sellers. At minimum don't use a gift card.

Silicon Power 128GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP128GBUF3B05V1K)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Nice first impression 02/18/2016

This review is from: Silicon Power 128GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP128GBUF3B05V1K)

Pros: Strong read/write performance, retractable connector, activity light

Cons: Cheesy retraction mechanism (rattles while open; tough to close)

Other Thoughts: Observed rock solid 120/75 MB/s read/write performance on 33 GB transfer using an old rig running a PCIe x1 USB3 card (reformatted to exFAT). That in itself is impressive! Not to far from what I see with a USB SSD. Device stayed reasonably cool during transfer. Favorable initial experience. Knocked off an egg for shoddy build.

ADATA USA UV140 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Red/Black (AUV140-16G-RKD)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Gets the job done 12/27/2015

This review is from: ADATA USA UV140 16GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Red/Black (AUV140-16G-RKD)

Pros: Form factor, clip, weight, cost, runs cool (no detectable heat after prolonged use), capless

Cons: No activity indicator, slow write speeds. Both known at time of purchase.

Other Thoughts: Similar performance to other low cost USB3 16GB flash drives. Write speeds top out around 10 Mbps but remain consistent on large ISOs (no spikes or dips). Read speeds easily exceed 50 Mbps with spikes over 100 Mbps. Form factor and cost were selling points as I use these to distribute various OS images. Drive conveniently clips to DVD sleeve and stays put offering a choice of installation media when I arrive at the customer site. Purchased 6; no DOAs. Longevity TBD but at this price point I'm not going to worry if a few go bad over time. I never store anything important on a flash drive anyhow.


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Display Name: David B.

Date Joined: 01/27/04

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