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SYBA Model SD-USB-P USB to Printer Port Adapter
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Works Fine -- Read My Notes! 09/24/2011

This review is from: SYBA Model SD-USB-P USB to Printer Port Adapter

Pros: Affordable, Perfect Length (5'), Quality Construction -- Read my notes* BEFORE buying to semi-guarantee an easy install

Cons: Includes a mini-CD with many, many folders... I found it useless and the file tree was confusing

Other Thoughts: Windows: 7 (64-bit)
Printer: HP 2230 Business InkJet

First, if you leave a review for this or other cables, please tell others what your set-up is - I installed it easily ONLY because 1 of 33 reviewers explained how to do so, thankfully! :)

Win7-x64 did not find my printer at all, but it knew I plugged the cable in (which verifies the cable works). So... power on your printer and plug the cable from printer to PC:

1) Control Panel --> Devices/Printers --> Add a printer
2) "Add a local printer"
3) "Use an existing port" --> Choose USB001 (Virtual)
4*) Choose your printer brand and model
5) Install and print test page

*IMPORTANT: At this point, Windows 7 had my HP printer listed, thank goodness. Before buying this cable, you may want to follow my install sequence to see if Windows 7 has your printer drivers pre-installed. If it does, this cable is much more likely to work for you. I suspect other Windows versions may follow the same logic.

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Logitech 920-000914 Black 106 Normal Keys USB Wired Ultra-thin Illuminated Keyboard
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nighttime Light (best part is that the light is mostly from within the keys and not all around them), Sleek Design, Low Profile, Quiet and Soft Tactile Keys

Cons: Absolutely None -- Price Went Up (Too Popular? lol)

Other Thoughts: I am in love with this keyboard and will buy a second one the moment the price drops to match my first purchase. I never realized before owning it how much I squinted just to see keys in my dimly lit, nighttime office atmosphere. Now, I walk in and the keyboard gently glows while allowing me to type quietly. Yes, it's both awesome AND quiet, which is great since it seems my hearing gets much more sensitive at night and loud clicks quickly become annoying. So yeah, I want another one!

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LaCie Porsche Design P'9220 500GB USB 3.0 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Looks Great, Works Great & It's FAST 09/13/2011

This review is from: LaCie Porsche Design P'9220 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive 301998

Pros: Cool-to-the-touch with a modern, brushed dark-gunmetal finish (it's genuine aluminum) -- White LED activity light looks pretty slick -- Feels very well built -- Stands up on it's own -- Runs quietly -- Files transfer QUICK thanks to USB 3.0 -- Plug-and-play on Windows 7 -- Size of a smartphone, so it's very portable -- No power cord req'd. / Uses only the USB cable

Cons: The USB 3.0 cable! It's 21" long, which if you actually measure that out, means you can't place it far from your PC/Mac should you have that requirement. Of course, many people don't keep these things plugged in all the time, especially if it's just a backup drive, so a short cable won't bother everyone.

Other Thoughts: I really liked the minimal styling, which is very modern and detailed for what is otherwise just another external hard drive. The aluminum case is laser-etched with "Porsche Design" insignia, which is Porsche's after-market design house, and it really made no impact on my decision to buy this thing; it simply caught my eye, so I knew it would match my silver/black PC environment nicely.

HOWEVER. This *hard drive* was shipped in a padded envelope. Is a small, semi-cushioned box too much to ask for when shipping a *hard drive*, which can be sensitive to shocks...?

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Display Name: Andrew C.

Date Joined: 01/31/08

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  • First Review: 02/05/08
  • Last Review: 09/24/11
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