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Rosewill 3.28 ft. eSATA to SATA Black Flat Cable Support 6 Gbps, 3 Gbps, and 1.5 Gbps transfer rate Model RC-3.28-SATA-MM-BK
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Cable worked initially

Cons: I use this to connect hard drives mounted in other machines to my host testing machine for backup, virus removal, etc. Over time, the SATA end of the cable had worn out and got very loose. OK, for just a few bucks maybe you shouldn't expect more than 6-months use out of it, but I do.

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ASUS VH242H Black 23.6
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Good price / size ratio.

Cons: I bought this because of the many rave reviews on it, but after setting it up I think it is completely over-rated. It replaced great 19" Sony CRT that lasted 14 years and now sits next to my cheap Acer 19" - it just doesn't look as good as either one.

As you'll see from a number of others, it comes out of the box poorly configured and can be very difficult to adjust to get it to look just right (for many). The reason it's hard to adjust is because it's just not that good to begin with. No matter how I adjust it, it appears a bit washed-out, then if I scale-back the brightness it starts looking dingey. There is no setting, and I've tried a lot, that gets it to look crisp and clean for text and graphics (gaming, I can't say). The only way I got a passable display was to switch to the DVI connector (nothing looked quite right with the analogue one) and to upgrade my video card. You do eventually get used to the front-panel controls but they are not intuitive.

Other Thoughts: It occurs to me that maybe this monitor is designed around gaming, which I don't do, which may somehow favour a particular brightness, sharpness and contrast combination. Using it mainly for browsing and office applications, the black text never looks crisp and black nor the whites pleasant and contrasty. Games use a much different look and maybe that is why other reviewers love this monitor. I'm going to just live with it a couple of weeks and see if I can get used to it.

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Rosewill RKV-4UC 4 Port USB Cable KVM, 0.9m Cable Built with Speaker MIC Remote Flip Button - Retail
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: This device does exactly what it is supposed to do. I use it in a repair shop to work on multiple computers from a single desktop. It has been working well for several months now, switching between devices is quick and sure, never a problem.

Cons: No complaints

Other Thoughts: There are two issues that come up consistently while using this. First, it's hard to tell immediately which device you have just switched to. The unit has lights, but because of the rats-nest of cabling, the bit with the lights can't be on the desk and must be on the floor. This could really be helped by a beep (1 beep for device 1, 2 for 2, etc.). Second, since I use it every day to plug in new machines, I wish the cables were colour-coded so I knew immediately which ones I had in my hand. Now that I think of it, I'll do this myself with a bit of tape.

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Display Name: Steve H.

Date Joined: 12/28/06

  • Reviews: 23
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  • First Review: 04/27/09
  • Last Review: 02/02/12
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