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3-in-1 USB Charging Cable Adapter with 8pin, 30pin, Micro USB Connectors
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great, versatile adapter 09/02/2013

This review is from: 3-in-1 USB Charging Cable Adapter with 8pin, 30pin, Micro USB Connectors

Pros: This adapter was a great purchase for my wife's iPhone 5 and iPad. I got two for her. One went to her office to replace the older type charger that fit both iPad and former iPhones so she can still charge either device. The other is her main charger at home.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I will likely order another to keep in my travel gear.

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Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs I am SO stupid! 12/12/2012

This review is from: Microsoft Windows 8 Professional Upgrade

Pros: I guess it's pretty, and maybe it would be OK on a touchscreen.

Cons: I'm sure you have heard it all before:
No Start button.
Apps require higher resolution than I use.
Too many steps to do simple things like shutdown.
All around irritating.

Other Thoughts: I thought I was being SOOO smart. When Win 7 came out I preordered upgrade for all of my machines and have been very happy. Enter Win 8 - I preordered upgrades again. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.
I loaded one on my little netbook as a trial. I use the native 1024x800 resolution because it looks best. All of the Win 8 Apps require higher resolution. At first I upped the res enough to run the apps but I couldn't stand the look so I reverted and deleted all of the App icons on the Start Screen. The same programs are available from the good old desktop. Every time I started my machine I went straight to desktop anyway. I only went back to Start Screen to launch programs not on my desktop Quick Launch. I could go on and on. To this day I don't know where the Control Panel is, but I admit was worn down by the frustration already and did not look too hard. This morning was the last straw. Chrome asked if I wanted to try the Windows 8 version. Not thinking I figured "Sure, why not?" Big mistake. It reverted Chrome to the Win 8 App-type version that requires higher resolution. No matter how I tried to start Chrome I got the same message. That was the last straw. Luckily, I actually did the smart thing and made a backup before installing Win 8 so today I restored from that. I am a happy camper again.

Anyone want to buy a couple of Win 8 upgrades?

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SKYTEX SX-SP715A Skypad Alpha2 -  7-inch Capacitive Touchscreen Tablet Android 4.0
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: At the current price this tablet is a great bargain! It is very well constructed and very responsive. This tablet does everything most users could want to do. If you consider yourself an extreme tablet gamer or absolutely have every bell and whistle you may want to go ahead and spend 3-5 times as much. If you want a great basic tablet to check email, social media, watch videos, video chat, do some gaming, etc., you really should check this out. You can hook it to your TV via HDMI. One thing I really like about this tablet is that even though it has a dedicated charger, you can also charge it via the USB port. If you use a 2A USB wall charger it charges quite fast that way. Regular USB is slower.

Cons: Does not have rear-facing camera, but do you really plan to take pictures with a tablet. Does have front-facing cam for video chat.

Other Thoughts: I won't go into a long description since the specs are right there. I can attest that this tablet works great and is an amazing value. At a price not much more than the cheapest generic tablets you get an extremely well-made tablet from a company with great customer support. I thought it was a bargain when I purchased one about 3 months ago for $60 more! I have to confess that I purchased this tab as an interim until the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" came out. When it did I purchased a Tab 2 and gave the Alpha 2 to my son-in-law. Sometimes I think I made a mistake. Don't get me wrong, the Tab 2 is a great tablet, but the Alpha 2 works just as well and has standard port, like USB, while the Tab 2 has a proprietary dock. About the most significant feature difference to me is that the Tab 2 does have a rear-facing camera, but I have not even used it. There are plenty of reviews on that website that starts with Am for more info.

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RAYMOND P.'s Profile

Display Name: RAYMOND P.

Date Joined: 01/22/08

  • Reviews: 12
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  • First Review: 02/20/10
  • Last Review: 09/02/13
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