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LG 34UC79G-B 34
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Pros: Best monitor I've ever had!
Fits my adjustable monitor arm with 100mm screw pattern perfectly and is not too heavy for it.
Works with my monitor calibration software/device called Color Munki
Very well packaged, no shipping damage at all.
Worked pretty well immediately with my old video driver, then got really sharp when I installed the new driver from the included disk. It was nice that I did not have to go to a website to find the driver. :)
Instead of having the power supply inside the monitor, you get a small power brick to supply the power. This helps keep the monitor light, which is nice if you are mounting on an adjustable arm.
Runs cooler than my old monitor
Very fast shipping!

Cons: It takes up a lot of horizontal space on your desk, but you knew that already!
Not really a con, but be advised that the only button on the outside of this monitor is a stubby joystick on the very bottom. It works great, but you need an inch or so of space under the monitor to access it.

Other Thoughts: I'm a pro photographer and I use Adobe products including Photoshop and Lightroom to do my work. My old monitor was getting a bit small for that software and I found myself wishing for more space and higher resolution. As I hoped, Lightroom does take advantage of the extra real estate and expands beautifully to fill it.

I was curious to see if the curved screen would take some getting used to, but it really isn't an issue as the screen is not radically curved.

Judging from the specs, this would make an awesome gaming monitor, but I did not test it in that mode.

I did not test the included stand, but it looks pretty functional.

Thanks Newegg!

Zmodo Greet - Smart WiFi HD Video Doorbell
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1 out of 5 eggs Would not connect to my wi-fi network 07/08/2016

This review is from: Zmodo Greet - Smart WiFi HD Video Doorbell

Pros: Appears to be well made.
Runs off the low voltage power used by your conventional doorbell - make sure you have one!
Your conventional doorbell chime will still work.
The phone support dept. has nice soft jazz on hold.
The camera has some limited movement, so if your current doorbell is located low like mine, you can tilt it up to maybe see who is at your door. I'm not sure how well this would look though, as I was not able to make the product work for me. Generally, it would be best if your current doorbell is around face height, I would think.

Cons: It would not connect to my dual band D-Link router. I spent a lot of time trying the various solutions suggested in the limited paper instructions as well as on the web site. One suggestion I was not able to try was to change the 802.11 b/g/n settings temporarily, as my router software did not offer that option. I could have tried going into manual setup mode, but that would have destroyed my existing network and was not worth the time it would take to set it all back up.

I went to the product site and typed in my question for the support team, but the server just sent back a bunch of random information instead of telling me that my message had been received.

Then I tried phone support during business hours. I followed the menu choices to support for my device and got put on hold for a while until I gave up.

Now I have six new holes drilled in the front of my house. The smart doorbell looks pretty cool and it does operate my old doorbell chime, so maybe I will just leave it up.

Other Thoughts: Not ready for prime time. If this is the "internet of things" you can keep it. Network connectivity is still too big an issue for me to want a bunch of household products on my wi-fi network.

OCZ ARC 100 2.5
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Pros: Like all SSDs this one is fast. Other reviewers have covered the speed details. Mine works fine and I wanted to point out the OCZ software called SSD Guru. You download it from the OCZ site and it installs on your computer. It monitors your SSD and tells you all sorts of interesting things about it. The first thing I noticed is that my copy already has the latest (version 1.1) firmware installed, so I did not need to worry about updating it.

I would also like to note that this SSD is 7mm thick, not 9mm, so it should fit anywhere you can put a standard 2.5 inch drive. I appreciated the fact that the data and power connectors were strong and precisely made, so I don't have to worry about making a good connection without breaking them.

Cons: This drive does not come with screws or any other mounting hardware.

Other Thoughts: I love how SSDs are coming down in price. I assume they are getting more reliable as well, but I've never had a problem with any of the 7 or 8 SSDs I have had over the years. I plan to put this one in an older laptop workstation after I finish testing it in my desktop machine.


MICHAEL B.'s Profile

Display Name: MICHAEL B.

Date Joined: 04/14/07


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  • First Review: 12/12/07
  • Last Review: 10/15/16
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