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Ergotech FDM-PC-G01 Freedom Arm Clamp for PC Single
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Excellent build quality and usability, but a few quirks. 02/24/2016

This review is from: Ergotech FDM-PC-G01 Freedom Arm Clamp for PC Single

Pros: Arm and joints have correct tension to stay stable, but move when desired.
Clamp has padding to protect the support surface.
Excellent finish and packaging.

Cons: - The inclusion of only 15mm and 30mm screws, paired with 5mm and 10mm spaces, is confounding. A 20mm screw set would have been a perfect addition.
- Cable management clips are brittle and easy to break.

Other Thoughts: I'm using these arms with Dell P2414H panels, which are a little under the specified minimum weight. I also needed to get a pair of washers, as the rounded plastic panels would push against the VESA bracket when I used 5mm spacers, but the 15mm screws wouldn't find the threads with the 10mm spacer (it didn't fit into the square area left by the stock monitor stand, and the 30mm screws were much too long). I ended up using a few metal washers from home depot to make the 5mm spacer a 7mm spacer, so I had enough clearance, and the 15mm screws could still get sufficient thread engagement.

My other gripe is the brittleness of plastic used for the cable management clips. One of them just broke after I inserted a relatively fat DVI cable. Either be very cautious, or use thinner cables.

iStarUSA BPN-DE110SS-RED 1x5.25
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Works well enough, but tolerancing is poor 01/21/2016

This review is from: iStarUSA BPN-DE110SS-RED 1x5.25" to 1x3.5" SATA/SAS 6.0Gb/s Trayless Hot-Swap Cage

Pros: Locking mechanism
Different colors
Indicator LED

Cons: Poor fit in 5.25 bay
Poor SATA backplane attachment

Other Thoughts: Size wise, it is a very tight fit in the 5.25" bays of my Define R5. Additionally, some of the screw holes are out of alignment, which forces me to use slots instead of holes to secure the cage on one side. The means the cage is only prevented from sliding in and out by friction on one side, and the holes on the other. The SATA backplane also came loose during initial installation, when I was plugging in the cables from my PSU and motherboard, with what appears to be a poor fit between the screws that secure it in the back. I expect better from a company that makes server gear.

All that said, the backplane has yet to come loose with normal use, and the fit and finish on the front are quite nice. The actuation on the locking/removal bracket feels smooth, and the whole things works. I'll update this review if I start having issues.

Kaspersky Multi-Device - 5 Devices
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Light, easy-to-use, and aesthetically pleasing. 03/16/2015

This review is from: Kaspersky Multi-Device - 5 Devices

Pros: Very light
Doesn't interfere with online gaming
GUI scales appropriately on high DPI displays

Cons: Auto update seems to fail for no reason sometimes, requiring me to tell it to try again

Other Thoughts: Windows seems to not recognize when the Kaspersky firewall is up, causing it to give me a notification in the action center. Also, the safe pay prompt sometimes interrupts the online ordering process. It almost prevented an order from going through because it thought that the Verified by Visa page needed to be opened in safe pay, and blocked the outgoing information. I had to manually tell it to resend and reload the page.


Jihsiang Y.'s Profile

Display Name: Jihsiang Y.

Date Joined: 04/07/11

  • Reviews: 17
  • Helpfulness: 12
  • First Review: 06/11/14
  • Last Review: 02/24/16
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