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Pros: The design is simple and elegant. The mouse is somewhat flat. The keyboard is full-size, but pretty small for a keyboard in that category-- not at all bulky as some are.

This is a Bluetooth 4.0 product and so uses a low-power protocol enabled in 4.0. Many Bluetooth keyboards used to be rechargeable, because of the power drain. This one uses regular batteries, that you have to replace. (Don't count on being able to use rechargeable batteries -- that doesn't work out well in my experience.) But, battery life is likely to be pretty decent, comparable to non-Bluetooth wireless. I count batteries with good battery life a "pro" because I don't like the hassle of frequent recharging. ymmv

I think the keyboard and mouse has a really nice feel -- I'm talking about the material surface. I don't know how to describe it, but it's definitely nicer than typical hard plastic.

Cons: The keyboard is not backlit, which some rechargeable bluetooth keyboards are. This keyboard has replaceable batteries.

This is a Bluetooth 4.0 product. There's no bluetooth dongle included.

Most recent Windows computers can probably handle it, but some with older third-party Bluetooth connectivity may cause problems. I had a computer at home with a USB bluetooth cheap 3rd-party dongle that may have been Bluetooth 3.x, which could connect the keyboard but not the mouse. Bluetooth 4.0 came late to the Mac world, and you will need Yosemite (10.10 or later) to have a prayer of connecting to a Mac.

The price is relatively high, so this is a bit of a luxury product. Not great in a household where these things get destroyed regularly.

Other Thoughts: I would recommend it to anyone who wanted a simple, elegant keyboard mouse set for a computer with bluetooth built-in and for whom replaceable batteries are acceptable. Probably an especially good choice as an alternative to Apple keyboards on a newish iMac -- good design, compact, but with a more substantial feel. Mac users can just use the Windows key for the Mac command key -- of course, some of the minor Windows-specific functions don't have equivalents, but this is a quibble, really.

Superb Choice® 90W DELL Latitude D830 Laptop AC Adapter
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1 out of 5 eggs Well, it doesn't work 07/11/2015

This review is from: Superb Choice® 90W DELL Latitude D830 Laptop AC Adapter

Pros: It was cheap

Cons: It doesn't work -- specifically, the Dell needs an identifying signal from the adapter, and this adapter doesn't send the necessary signal. So, no charge. I have a 65W adapter that the Dell will accept under protest -- it complains that things would be better with a 90W adapter, but at least the computer charges.

Other Thoughts: If it is too good to be true, it is probably false.

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1333 (PC3 10600) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F3-10600CL8D-4GBHK
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Pros: It does the job.

CAS latency is 8, instead of 9 for most memory of this rating, and voltage is 1.5v

Also, it looks good while doing the job, though no one sees the pretty heatsinks.

Cons: None that I can think of, other than I will be using an older PC for a couple more years, by which time PCs will probably be obsolete and I'll get some fancy ultrabook tablet that will make my morning coffee and tie my shoes.

Other Thoughts: This was the third memory kit I tried in this older computer, and the first that the machine accepted. This was my confusion, and not any manufacturer's fault, though why "DDR3 1333" is thought equivalent to PC3 10600 <i>and</i>PC3 10633 <i>and</i> PC3 10666 escapes me.

My computer needed 1.5v and PC3 10600, and when I gave it what it wanted, it was happy. Go figure.


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Display Name: Bruce W.

Date Joined: 02/28/05

  • Reviews: 18
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  • First Review: 03/09/07
  • Last Review: 12/18/15
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