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This review is from: OtterBox Commuter Atomic Case For Samsung Galaxy S III 77-21386
Pros: •Definitely a tough little bugger
•Stylish, hugs my phone very nicely
•Great Color Combo
•Protects very well
Cons: •Not quite as easy as my wife's (also an OtterBox) to install. I feel like I'm gonna snap one of the curved edge parts when trying to get the phone into it.
•The screen protector is one of those staticly adhering types and it was an absolute nightmare to get it on without a ton of dust making those annoying little bubbles on the screen! Despite my incredibly cautious/picky efforts, there's STILL like 2-3 spots that're annoyingly holding dust/lint particles
•The buttons that're behind the protection are tough to press. That kinda works out for my use of the phone BUT I wish they weren't quite THAT tough to press. Hoped that they'd wear-in and be less of a pain given time but that hope's proved to be a futile. :(
Other Thoughts: Despite the few issues, I'm VERY pleased to have a legitimate OtterBox case protecting my smartphone.
This review is from: Car Dash Cam Captures What Really Happens after an Accident / Ticket
Pros: •Mine was on sale for ~$30(see Cons)
•Captures 720p resolution video(see Cons)
•Mounts to windshield(see Cons)
•Turns on & starts recording automatically(see Cons)
•IR LEDs (-sigh- again, see Cons)
Cons: •I don't think I've ever seen 720p resolution look so bad! I wouldn't be surprised in the slightest if it was actually just a horribly up-scaled rendition of one of the lower resolutions. And what the devil is the 1080p resolution doing in the menu if it's not supported?! Still, WHY would it be selectable(yes, believe it or not) when it doesn't work?! >:(
•It mounts to the windshield but there's no quick release of the camera. You can either take down the entire fixture, or unscrew the cam from it. Either way, you're gonna have to fiddle with it to get the positioning back where you want it. Our GPS unit came with such a mount but has a quick release so you pop it out, take it, & leave the mount where it is.
•The advertising(or it's the manual, don't remember atm) talks about how it starts up automatically when you start your car. Well, that's assuming(& we know what happens when we ASSUME) that the power to the cig-lighters in your car isn't always ON, in which case you have to unplug the 'car adapter' & then wait like 10-20 seconds while it realizes that it's no longer got power.
Speaking of automatic, the motion activation is reTARDedly slow(yes, that was redundant).
•The unit turns on automatically when it gets power, in the car or elsewhere, AND YOU CAN'T TURN IT OFF UNTIL IT'S IN BATTERY MODE AGAIN! This means it's constantly in use WHILE charging! Maybe that's why mine died a couple weeks ago. First it's power on image got weirdly bugged, which wouldn't be fixed by Factory Resetting it, THEN it failed to work properly with the SD card, saying data was corrupted or some such error, THEN it just wouldn't turn on. That last bit turned out to be the pathetic positioning of the battery in the unit. It can slide JUST a tad to the rear and cease contact with the leads, thus resulting in an "instant off".
•While unit was "working", those 6 IR LEDs(1 of which was not properly aligned) could be set to OFF, or AUTO(on when detects low light situation, off when too bright for it). No option to stay ON. AUTO option turned into ON later but it still functioned just like AUTO and so would BLINK on and off when it was dark and it was pointed at something close enough to be too bright. SUCH horrible, basic design. AND, as another reviewer mentioned, the LEDs are ABSOLUTELY WORTHLESS for night-time driving. ANYTHING that's beyond 2-3 FEET away STILL fails to be visible with "help" from the LEDs. Honestly, they seem like nothing but worthless selling points, put there in an attempt to give it some level of legitimacy. It's OFF THE CHARTS on my "Pathetic-ness" scale.
•$49.99? AND pay for shipping?! Normally $149.99?!?! SUCH CROCKERY! NO ONE, NOT A SINGLE right-minded person would pay that much for something with such piddly 'features' that's not FULL HD (at least 1080p). And IF someone did, they'd be returning it ASAP after seeing its poor manufacturing and pathetic performance. For that price we expect WAY better.
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Other Thoughts: ...That crossed out price is just one more bit to make you think you're getting a great deal on something that's not worth even a quarter of that. I got mine for just under $30 and regret it whole-heartedly!
•The Battery, before the unit died(meaning it couldn't use SD card, which checked out in my system just FINE afterward) slowly lost its ability to hold a charge and, in the month before its death, constantly needed it's date/time reconfigured, which was ASLO a PAIN to get done. The buttons where HORRIBLE. -facepalm-
•Absolutely disgusted. -_- Honestly, there's not a single PRO to owning this thing that doesn't have some CON to it making you wish you'd NOT spent your hard earned money on someone else's garbage.
•The capacity of these text boxes is insufficient to hold all the horrible words I'd use to describe the bitter feelings of contempt I feel when I think about the gigantic gap between the expectations they give you on the pages where they sell this trash, and the experience I've had with said trash.
•I've been writing this review off and on since within the first month of purchasing it (purchased ~2/3 thru September last year)
This review is from: cirago 500GB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive CST4500
Pros: This thing abides! I bought this Ext.HDD April 16, 2009 & it's still goin' strong.
MINE doesn't get too hot. In fact, I've got it sitting on top of another Ext. HDD of the same size enclosure & usually run them at the same time. I put some little silicon feet on the HDDs & apparently it's enough space for air to circulate enough & it doesn't overheat.
Does what one expects of a good USB 2.0 Ext.HDD.
Cons: LED blinks OFF, instead of brighter, to indicate Data traffic. That's kinda dumb.
Other Thoughts: This is my 3rd review for this device, made only to illustrate it's longevity. The other 2 reviews were those written July 10, 2011 & May 23rd, 2010. Love this ext.HDD
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