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This review is from: ADATA 8GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model S805 8GB
Pros: Works as a flash drive, fast, aesthetically pleasant, easy to flip USB port out, design looks cool, compact, shiny chrome.
Cons: The clippy-bit of the carabiner broke after ~3 months of ownership, and not even under heavy use.
Other Thoughts: I kept it clipped to my bag that I use 3 days out of the week and I think I've honestly used it about 5-6 times. Fortunately the USB port still flips out fine and the flash drive still works, but now there is no real way to carry it without losing it (there isn't even a hole to attach anything to), but it also has some sharp parts. There is just a teeny-tiny little piece of metal that holds the clippy part on and obviously it wasn't strong enough to last through much. After paying somewhat of a premium for this item's design, I am highly disappointed and wish I had gone with a less-fancy model that came more highly-recommended by NewEgg. I would not order this line of product again and would not recommend them.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Cuisinart CRC-400 4-Cup Rice Cooker
Pros: Cooks rice in a timely manner, has automatic switch to "warming," has a veggie/fish steamer, has a non-stock lift-out pot, has built-in cord storage (with auto retraction), is gorgeous brushed chrome, has a very appealing rounded square appearance, comes with a lot of good recipes and specific instructions for dozens of types of rice. Very sturdy (not worried about the switch), and it is Cuisinart, one of the most trusted brands in kitchens ever. It's one of my favorite things.
Cons: My only con goes along with the plus above of brushed chrome, if you have any in your house you understand that it shows every splotch or fingerprint and it becomes a daily kitchen obsession to wipe down every appliance with your clorox spray/wipes and then your brushed chrome cleaner (so that you don't get streaks)... Unnecessary obsession, yes, but once it's all clean and pretty, it's REALLY clean and pretty. But you could let it get dirty and still feel better about the longevity of a chrome appliance compared to a plastic one, so this is really a nitpick.
Other Thoughts: Just keep in mind that with any rice cooker it'll take a few batches with any new type of rice to really get in the swing of things, rinse well, and don't be afraid to use the veggie steamer, it is an amazing timesaver!READ FULL REVIEW