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Incipio SA-369 Translucent Mercury Frequency Case for Samsung Galaxy S4
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fits my Samsung galaxy S4 nicely.

Case does not have "silky smooth" feel to it; there is a very slight texture.

Cons: Buttons are more difficult to press than without the case.

Other Thoughts: Shipping was slower than expected. Tracking shows it "sat motionless" in a shipper's warehouse within 40 miles of my home for 24+ hours before being delivered.

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ASUS Transformer Book T100 - Intel Z3775 Quad Core 2 GB DDR3 RAM 64 GB SSD + 500 GB HD 10.1
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: - 500GB 5400rpm Hitachi HDD in my keyboard dock
- HDD location in dock might support SSD swap-in
- USB 3.0 port in keyboard dock
- Easily detachable keyboard
- Power connector located in tablet portion, not in the dock
- SDXC slot in tablet portion does support 64GB SDXC cards
- Online activation was a hassle (typical of M$)

Cons: - Windows 8.1 with BING
- No hopes of upgrading to Windows 8.1 Pro due to MS
- Cheesy feel in touchpad and buttons
- 2GB of RAM

Some of the ASUS "extras" (WebStorage for one) need to be turned off since Windows complains about them impacting performance.

Windows setup wants to create a Windows account for you. Look carefully for the wording to "continue without creating an account".

Touchpad can be overly sensitive, unlike a Synaptics pad. Change the Mouse settings as much as you can to "de-sensitize" it.

The included HDD was date-coded as AUG 2014. Year-old parts, really?

Other Thoughts: It is a tablet so expect the screen to pickup fingerprints. They easily wipe off with a soft cotton cloth like a hankerchief.

Don't forget to charge the tablet FULLY (up to 8 hours) before running without the power cable. There is a short booklet inside the box that says exactly that. I found the tablet needed to charge for about 3 hours before it was really useful on the power cable.

Search online for instructions on backing up the onboard recovery partition (kn the EMMC storage no less) to an external USB key. It is well worth doing that step. An 8GB USB key should be adequate.

3 'eggs' mostly because of the feel of the keyboard and touchpad. The OS seems properly integrated with the hardware. An external USB-to-Ethernet dongle (SIIG USB 3.0 with ASIX chipset) was easily recognized and used for loading Windows Updates (about 1GB of updates in my case).

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Patriot Glyde 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model PSF128GGLD3USB
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Bought Elsewhere 11/10/2015

This review is from: Patriot Glyde 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model PSF128GGLD3USB

Pros: Storage capacity. protection of USB connector using slide.

Cons: Size of device can block some USB ports.

I tested this device in a laptop with an Intel IvyLake Core i7 series CPU. Laptop ports were confirmed to be USB3. reads and writes to this USB key were SLOW, VERY SLOW, like USB1.1 SLOW. I could not believe it.

Then I tested this device in a Foxconn PC-in-a-BOX device with 2 clearly marked (they are BLUE) USB3 ports. I verified the proper USB3 drivers were loaded since the PC ran Gentoo Linux (4.0.5 kernel). Again, reads and writes to this 128G USB key were SLOW.

Other Thoughts: Bought mine elsewhere. Would not buy this device again.

I have Patriot USB2 series keys with "flip covers" and those devices are FAST.

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