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Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera Bags & Cases Black SLR Camera/Laptop Backpack
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Professional Camera Bag with Laptop Pouch 05/07/2013

This review is from: Case Logic SLRC-206 SLR Camera Bags & Cases Black SLR Camera/Laptop Backpack

Pros: Padded, customizable Storage for lenses (huge plus). Side and back panels for accessories. Rubber on the bottom to repel moisture. This is a professional quality field-duty camera bag with a flat sleeve for a laptop..

I haven't actually used mine for a laptop yet, but right now my bag is holding 2 HD-SLR bodies, SEVEN lenses, 6 batteries, a charger, 2 filter kits, a multitool, and some cleaning supplies. This bag holds a lot, has quality construction, and doesn't cost a fortune.

Cons: Seriously, I can't think of anything I'd want from a bag that this doesn't deliver. This is a bag for a serious photographer, but everything is customizable with velcro. If you don't need this much lens storage, you can remove whatever you like.

Other Thoughts: I like the low profile of this bag. It doesn't scream out "steal me!" at the airport, and has a small Case Logic logo on the back.

ASUS Google Nexus 7 Tablet 32GB - Brown
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs No regrets, would pay twice the price for this tablet! 05/02/2013

This review is from: ASUS Google Nexus 7 Tablet 32GB - Brown

Pros: Did everything it promised, and more. Web browsing and email is a dream come true.

Watching videos on YouTube or NetFlix; it's like having a pocket TV. Video performance is awesome, I run my own personal 1080p Quicktime movies on this tablet without so much as a hiccup.

Uploading content to the tablet could not be easier. My computer sees it as a mass storage device, with folders clearly labeled "pictures", etc. So simple, no interface, no digital rights management. Played my MP3s & MP4s with no issues.

Learn to use "Swype" for typing, it can be amazing sometimes. It's fast, but also fun (to "draw" your words does interesting things to your brain)

Plus, there's 2 apps that allow me to connect to my HD-SLR cameras and use the Nexus as camera monitor. This is one thing that the iPad, at this writing, cannot do. This made the tablet a no-brainer purchase for me, as I'm a professional camera operator.

Battery life is solid; single charge lasts me 2-3 days with normal usage. No issues with running hot.

Only once in 3 months has it done anything unexpected (it rebooted by itself one day, but it was fine afterwards.. software update?)

Cons: Doesn't do HDMI out; if you wanted to port your video out to a large screen TV.

That's it. I can't think of anything else.

Other Thoughts: I would buy this product again and again. It's not a stretch to say it's changed my digital paradigm.

ZALMAN CNPS 7500 Cu LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs Fits well, Copper is great, Fan is LOUD at full RPM 05/02/2013

This review is from: ZALMAN CNPS 7500 Cu LED 110mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: You can't beat copper for conducting heat. This medium sized copper heatsink and fan has a somewhat compact design (without being "too small" IMO) that should fit into your case without a lot of hassles.

Fan-Mate RPM controller is a lifesaver for noise issues.. see "Cons" below...

Cons: Fan is NOISY at full RPM. It sounds a bit like a wood chipper. Within 2 hours, I installed the fan-mate controller and turned the RPMs almost all the way down.

The included thermal grease is a joke. It's zinc oxide, (the stuff you use on your nose at the beach to prevent sunburn) and mine was "watery" coming out of the tube. Buy some thermal grease from another vendor (I got some polysynthetic silver)

Other Thoughts: Despite a few cons, I'm happy with the price and overall quality of this unit. Without the fan-mate RPM controller, however, I'd be returning this unit for being too noisy.


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Display Name: Vondine L.

Date Joined: 09/18/09

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 12/13/10
  • Last Review: 05/07/13
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