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This review is from: Black & Decker DCM18 Brew 'N Go Coffeemaker
Pros: It hasn't burst into flames.
Cons: The cup is awkward and top-heavy. The outside liner is halfway glued to the inside portion, so water leaks in between the insulation and the cup. There's no way to keep the grounds from touching and sticking to the drip spouts on the lid, which means you have to thoroughly wash the *entire thing* between cups. This can only be alleviated if you use coffee pods (like the kind you get in a hotel room single-cup setup), but if I wanted to buy special coffee, I'd just use the Keurig.
Other Thoughts: I can't recommend this unit less.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: DOLICA AX620B100DK10 KIT Digital Camera Kit
Pros: Tripod seems to be of decent quality construction. Additional mounting plate included in case you have a second camera and don't want to constantly swap the plates.
The backpack has a decent feel to it. Well-padded with quite a few stash spots for memory cards and cables. Nice, padded straps.
Cons: The compass at the top was frozen (and remains so) on mine when it arrived, but I don't have any use for that and it seems like a tacky gimmick, anyway. The angle of the legs uses a 'stop system' whereby the legs can only lock out at a few predetermined angles. They don't have individual knobs to tighten/loosen and set them at custom angles. The knob that freezes the riser that raises the height of the camera mount has to be tightened to an excessive degree to keep the riser in place. This is my biggest complaint with the tripod, but it might be a defect of my particular unit. Basically, I have to crank the knob as hard as I can to get the riser to stay in place.
The bag is decent and its straps are decent, but the dividers make absolutely no sense. There are a couple included dividers that use velcro, but the opposite material (hook vs loop) is sparsely placed in the main compartment so there's really little that can be done to reconfigure. There's essentially no way to adjust the dividers to match the form of your camera and lenses. It's basically a crapshoot as to whether or not your equipment will fit snugly.
Other Thoughts: I'd say the tripod is worth maybe 40, and the bag around 20, so if you can score it for that price (60), it's worth it. Any more than that and you're probably going to be disappointed.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill RSL-122 33' Solar Decorative String Lights, 100pcs Blue LED, Green Cable
Pros: I have these on a rooftop deck that has no power receptacles, and they serve exactly the purpose I'd hoped. Strand is long, and LED bulbs make for a huge upgrade over traditional incandescent italian lights. There's an on/off switch, but if you leave it in the on position, they'll shut off at dawn and turn on at dusk (ballpark).
Cons: Small con is that it doesn't remember which of the settings you had it on after you've turned it off. Extremely minor.
Other Thoughts: I have extremely low expectations when it comes to Rosewill products. They're generally very cheaply made (reflected by the cost). These were so cheap, however, that I felt they were worth it if they even lasted a few months. I've left them turned on for several months, now, and they're still going strong.READ FULL REVIEW