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Mini USB Car Charger for Garmin GPS Powermate Small & Lightweight New
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs This is not a Garmin charger 03/02/2015

This review is from: Mini USB Car Charger for Garmin GPS Powermate Small & Lightweight New

Pros: It does work with a Garmin GPS if you get the Garmin out of USB mode by either starting to drive or unplug and replug the cable at the "Loading Maps" screen (look up videos on Youtube for how to do it).

I like the cord on it better than the one that originally came with my Garmin.

For a run of the mill Mini USB car charger, it works fine.

Cons: This is not an official Garmin charger. If it were, there shouldn't be any reason for a Garmin to start up in USB mode. Ontop of that, there's no Garmin logo on it at all, unlike the picture here. It just says V3/BB8100, which after looking up, is a "Reiko CC-MOTV3 Car Charger for Motorola V3/BB8100"

Other Thoughts: Honestly, it's not a bad charger though, it's just mislabeled here on Newegg. I also put some blame on Garmin for forcing users into needing their "official" models of chargers. So if you are buying this for a Garmin you're better off ordering a charger direct from Garmin themselves OR just learning how to bypass the USB mode (which is a hassle).

Also, be sure you try to replace the fuse in your old charger before you straight up buy a new one.

Corsair Air Series AF120 CO-9050015-BLED 120mm Blue LED Quiet Edition High Airflow Fan
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: They look nice, they have a blurry blue mist sort of look ("Translucent, frosted fan blades"). They're also not obnoxiously bright or distracting, but they're still the brightest LED things in my case.

Quiet enough for me.

Cons: Lack of 4 pin molex connector.

Other Thoughts: I used to buy Apevia fans but stopped as the barrings with them would become noisy after a few years use. I'll see how long these Corsair fans last, but they already seem to be better made.

I can't comment on the airflow/temps of my system, but that all depends on the case and other components anyway.

BELKIN BV112230-08-BLK 8 ft. 12 Outlets 3996J Surge Protector with Power Cord with Cable/Satellite Protection
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Plug is nice and flat (cord comes out the side of it)- good for spaces that you might have furniture up against.

Great Joule rating. I've looked and I've never personally came across many surge protectors that surpassed 4000, which is what this is rated at. The only one higher (that I could find) was the BELKIN BP112230-08 at a 4320 Joule rating.

Apparently has "Oversized Metal Oxide Varistors". Varistors are the magic behind what makes surge protectors work and they've been around since 1973. If you can find it, look up a video by EdisonTechCenter online in which Bill Morris explains it all.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: Picked up two of these and two BELKIN BP112230-08, and comparing this to the more bulky BP112230-08, this is obviously a lot slimmer- perfect for under a desk.

I wouldn't rely on ANY surge protector during a lightning storm. There are different sources of daily surges unrelated to lightning, and you will be more protected against those. It's far better to have a surge protector than not. But if you want 100% protection against a surge from a lightning strike, UNPLUG your stuff.


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