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iKanoo BT015 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Nice little speaker 03/22/2014

This review is from: iKanoo BT015 Portable Bluetooth Speaker (Silver)

Pros: I already own a couple of the small speakers but they use a mini-plug which keeps them close to the computer. I really like this type of speakers, decent sound and internal batteries that can last over 12 hours before needing a recharge. These type of speakers are always lacking on the low end but concentrate on the mid and high ranges and are fine for casual (background) listening. So when I saw the iKanoo BT015 on sale and it featured Bluetooth I decided to give it a try. Right now I use it with an older Mac Mini and the Bluetooth works great, no problem to setup after giving it a full charge. I placed the speaker on top of a bookshelf in the living room about 10 feet from the computer. When you turn it on there is a warbling sound to let you know it's active. When the battery is starting to run low it will give out an intermittent tone to alert you. I estimate it runs at least 12 hours between charges. For the sale price I paid I think it's a bargain.

Cons: None.

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Rosewill RPLC-201PKIT 200Mbps Powerline AV Pass-Through Adapter (Starter Kit - 2 Units) Up to 200Mbps
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Inexpensive.

Cons: Unlike the other positive reviews my starter kit was not unstable enough for a reliable connection. Installation was easy enough and got green lights. The PC program included with the Rosewill indicated I never got less than 68 Mbps nor more than 89 Mbps which was fine for my purposes. Transmitter was in downstairs spare bedroom and receiver in upstairs computer room. This is not a huge house and it was built in 1991 and has none of the circuit breakers that can cause problems with a powerline adapter. At first everything seemed fine with internet download tests but when streaming DVD movies, which are a much lower bitrate than Blu-rays, the video would stutter and lock up. When I checked the connection lights I noticed it was occasionally losing connection and flashing red on the receiver unit. It would reestablish contact for a while before flashing red again. I took the receiver unit to the spare bedroom, no more than 12 feet from the transmitter and it displayed the same behavior. At that point I decided I had a bad set and sent an RMA to Newegg.

Other Thoughts: Might have gotten a lemon, it happens with any tech, but didn't feel it was worthwhile to pursue.

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Rosewill A19N7WWWE26 55 Watt Equivalent 7 Watt A19 E26 Base Warm White LED Light Bulb
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: In contrast to the other review I thought the light output was very similar to a 60W incandescent bulb that I had on nearby, not cool but tending toward yellow. I haven't bothered to put my light meter on the bulb but it was bright enough for my purpose. I have a desk lamp that we leave on constantly so the primary reason for trying this LED lamp was for longevity and low electricity use. I don't think I would have paid the regular price but the sale price made it tempting to try. Rated for 25,000 hours which is about 2.85 years of constant use. I will post back this bulb fails prematurely.

Cons: None.

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Crispin G.'s Profile

Display Name: Crispin G.

Date Joined: 07/30/04

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 1
  • First Review: 04/05/13
  • Last Review: 03/22/14
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