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Urge Basics Soundbrick Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with Built-in Mic
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Pretty Decent 06/09/2015

This review is from: Urge Basics Soundbrick Bluetooth Stereo Speaker with Built-in Mic

Pros: Overall general good design of unit (look, placement of buttons, nice sticky rubber feet, etc.). The price. It works!

Cons: Does not handle bassey music past 50% speaker level (but that's expected with it's small size and price point).

Other Thoughts: Caught this on sale for $19. Been wanting to buy one of these for over a year but could never part with the money. It connects to my device in a few seconds. No delay in streaming audio (was within 10ft.). Includes a micro USB cable to charge (it's real short) and line-in auxilary cable for direct connection to your device (also really short).

The sound like other reviews have stated, is surprisingly good for this price. I was expecting something tinny and weak. It delivered and the quality is just fine for me (mostly listen to trance, hardcore, chillout, chillstep, etc.)

Once you push the volume past 50% the bass gets choppy, I don't recommend that. It works great indoors. I have not yet used it outdoors with typical outdoor noise. Nor have I had it long enough to comment on the battery life, but I'm happy with what I've seen of it thus far.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor Dual-Core 3.0 GHz Socket AM2 125W ADX6000CZBOX Processor
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: This thing really works great! Video editing, 3D design/modeling, audio production. This thing has handled it all. It now resides in a 2ndary gaming box I have. 8 years of use and it is still a fine CPU.

Cons: TDP/Heat. This thing uses lots of power (125W). I will need to part ways with it soon with something in the 65W range to keep electricity costs down and stop heating up my studio. These old AMD's alrways made great winter heaters.

Ergotron 45-245-026 LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Impressive Investment 09/06/2014

This review is from: Ergotron 45-245-026 LX Dual Side-by-Side Arm

Pros: Excellent design and mechanical build. All joins are superbly joint keeping things plum and level.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I own two of these that I've had for over 5 years holding four 19" 4:3 ratio monitors that I use as a freelance designer. I got sick and tired of having four monitors on my desk so I went ahead and bought two of these after thinking it over for years. GREAT investment! So much more desk space and makes dusting easier.

A few points in regards to other reviews since I've had these so long and am quite intimate with them. Yes they are "expensive" (I'm in the opposite camp where my monitors cost 3x's what these arms cost), but these are made from cast aluminum which is not cheap along with stainless steel parts. The price is fair for the quality you get.

The cable conduit on the bottom part of the arm has a small divider in it creating two small channels, one to hold your power cable, the other for video. So if you're having a hard time putting the plastic cover on, use your fingers and make sure the cables are each in their respective conduit. Cabling at the top can be done with twist ties (black to match your cables) or those plastic loopy things that are a one-time-use deal. There is a small hook to attach it too just before the large joint that attaches on the back of the monitor.

They adjust on all 3 axis (X,Y,Z) with very good angling, pitch, and rotation. Years later the monitors haven't sagged a mm.

They clamp on to your desk with great grip but don't mar the top surface at all.

Overall I love these things; great product by a great brand. I always recommend them.


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Display Name: Mikael G.

Date Joined: 05/12/07

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  • First Review: 07/13/07
  • Last Review: 07/24/15
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