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Pros: A follow up on 10/16/16:
Well this car failed last week. Good news however is that KR series video cardsa have a 3 year warranty, so for some minor hassle ( and paying a deposit for cross ship rma) a replacement card will be arriving on monday. Not too bad at all. For folks claiming EVGA is no help..I simply say..not true. As long as you can provide an invoice ( and I had since there was a rebate on this product) they had it instantly available on their system and was issued an rma within a few hours.
I would have upgraded to a 1060, but I'd have to upgrade my power supply also and that isn't in the cards now.
EVGA products seem to be well made, this card is no exception. with 3gb of ram I'm slightly future proofed.
Best bang for the buck at the time
Cons: power plug is a bit hard to deal with, check to make sure you want the output ports provided on this card.
Didn't support "CEC" wakeup for my Toshiba tv/monitor
Other Thoughts: Played all my favorite games on ultra, no real issues in over 40 hours of farcry 4. Some issues on various games that the automatic tweeking didn't resolve.
Overall a good buy on a 3gb card.
I almost went with the radeon, but found a good deal on the FTW right before they sold out here.
I'm a bit slanted to EVGA, at least on video cards.
Pros: Operated exactly as advertised. This review unit arrived with excellent timing. The day after I installed it the power here went out for over an hour with several outages the following week!
Not only did the BU 600 keep my cable modem, gigabit switch and a high end router running without missing a beat, I was even able to keep my phone charging. Estimated run time with the new battery and minimalist load was 3 hours+. Of course age reduces the battery capacity, but if you use this product in your server room, it will keep your web connections and routers running like nothing happened for at least 60+ minutes
Management software is a free download. The unit was detected on my win7/64 laptop USB and windows drivers installed, and then I installed the APC software. No eyebrow raisers there.
Wall mounting holes a nice touch. USB charge port @ 1.5amps shows engineers are listening to customers. I'm seeing this all over the business lately. I just bought a nice desk lamp that has a USB charge port on it.
Cons: PowerChute software has been around long enough that I would expect all little issues to be resolved. My software reported that I was drawing just 3-6 watts of power while running on battery. My phone drawing 5volts at 1 amp is 5 watts on its own.
That seemed pretty low, but bottom line with a small load of mission critical network gear you should expect the Back UPS 600 to keep you connected fsor most short outages. Out average outage here is under 30 minutes. The unit was tested a few times during the second week it was here, as the power went out several times a day.
No software on CD must be downloaded from APC ( not a con for me, I have multiple APC units on site so the software was sitting on a NAS)
While my unit was perfect, you'll notice several duds and complaints. Don't expect high quality control standards on a product selling sub $100 these days. Failure numbers as high as 5% might be acceptable.
Other Thoughts: CHARGE the battery for 24 hours before use. I can't emphasize this enough. Good battery management calls for it.
Without doubt the life of an SLA battery is maximized by not discharging it for long periods when it didn't start out fully charged. Battery should be inexpensive to replace in a few years.
Typically USP batteries start declines after about two years, unless your electrical grid looks like something out of New Delhi in which case the life will be shorter if you have to hit it often. The self test will watch battery performance an ping you when the battery is due for a replacement.
Most of my APC gear has held up over the years, I wore out a couple of them, but considering that a $300 bit can protect thousands worth of gear, I just replace my mission critical ones every few years. The batteries on the larger units are expensive.
A five egg rating as the entire experience as was exactly what was expected from a consumers standpoint.
My expectations as a seasoned tech was also met without any broken eggs.
This review is from: Creative 51MF8130AA002 D80 Bluetooth Wireless Speaker (Black)
Pros: Sounds good, a/c powered ( perhaps a huge con for some applications) No problems pairing with my iphone. Creative has some reasonably good engineers on staff and their products are typically above average. This model is made in a couple of alternative colors if that's important for you.
Cons: when using the auxiliary input volume control must be effected from the device playing the music, sounded good, but my sanyo 42 inch TV provides full volume output from the headphone jack which meant I either got ear shattering sound, or used closed captions instead. Just an unfortunate issue for my application. This functionality is mentioned in the user manual, but for the cost of a couple of lattes and a mufffin or two, I'm not going to return it.
AC power required ( that was a pro for me) The majority of bluetooth gizmos have rechargeable batteries and some do not operate while charging. That is something to look at when buying a bluetooth device
Other Thoughts: I didn't buy this product at NewEgg, but like others I count on reviews to pick up the little facts about a product which can make or break a deal.
Four eggs, even when it didn't exactly fit my needs. Had I bothered to read the user guide before purchase, it would have been a "too bad" instead of a "oh %$%$". Had there been a 12v input for remote power it would have gotten five eggs.
This is a perfect device for use in an area you don't frequent much, but will be there and would like some music. I plan on using it when I paint the inside of my garage next month.