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New Wireless Qi Power Charger Charging Orb Inductive with AC Adapter and USB Cable for Google Nexus 4 / 5 LG G3
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Solid alternative to official Nexus 4 Wireless Charging Orb 12/23/2013

This review is from: New Wireless Qi Power Charger Charging Orb Inductive with AC Adapter and USB Cable for Google Nexus 4 / 5 LG G3

Pros: -Seems to charge just as quickly as the official Nexus-branded charger off of which this one is modeled
-Seems just as "grippy" as the official model too.
-The LEDs are visible, but not distractingly bright
-While my phone (Nexus 5) does get slightly warmer, I would be surprised if anyone considers it hot at all.

As far as comparisons with the official Nexus Orb, the materials look the same. If anything, I think this one is *slightly* lighter. Both orbs are identical in terms of the sticky materials. My N5 has never slipped a millimeter on either orb.

Cons: -Deducting a star because of the the power adapter block. It is one of those stupid, massive bricks that takes up like two and a half outlet spots on a power strip. It drives me crazy. I brought my Nexus 5 adapter into the office so I can have those other one and a half outlets back. That's probably my only big gripe with this charger.

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ASRock VisionX 321B Intel Core i5-3210M Mobile Ivy Bridge Processor Intel HM77 AMD Mobility Radeon HD7850M GPU 1 x HDMI Remote Control Barebone
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Small form factor, fitting in a reasonably beefy CPU, GPU, RAM.

Cons: Notebook internals, not desktop hardware (but you already knew that from reading the spec sheet). Blu-Ray drive is kind of noisy when running at full speed.

Also, the support/driver CD install will load up a little bit of crapware if you allow it to automatically install everything (Zynga Mobile Games portal, upgrade-prompting Norton Antivirus, etc. Nothing too egregious, but annoying nonetheless).

If you select what you want to install yourself (which I did on another clean OS install), you can avoid the crapware completely.

Other Thoughts: 1 week or so into owning this computer. After reading the reviews for the Vision HT, I was pretty terrified that I would plug in the computer and get a faceful of fried powersupply smoke. Thankfully, nothing of the sort has happened!

Pretty impressed with the performance. I was looking for a (preferably upper) mid-range gaming machine that would also fit in as my primary, day-to-day computer.This fits the bill perfectly.

NOTE: I just today installed a Samsung 2.5'' SSD as my primary boot drive (the stock HDD is now relegated for file storage).

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SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great drive, barely know it's there 11/07/2012

This review is from: SAMSUNG EcoGreen F4 ST2000DL004 2TB 32MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive

Pros: Quiet, reliable, and high capacity

Cons: Honestly, none come to mind. Perhaps my use case is a little more limited than most, though?

Other Thoughts: Been running two of these in RAID on my NAS drive. Beautifully stable. The only read/write bottlenecks I've encountered are network-related. Solid HDDs.

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Display Name: Eric C.

Date Joined: 04/10/12

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 11/07/12
  • Last Review: 12/23/13
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