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APC SUA2200XL 1850 VA 1850 Watts 11 Outlets Smart-UPS XL 2200VA 120V Tower/Rack Convertible
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Works in most cases, batteries last longer than on old UPS units.

Cons: Useless in an emergency. Rejects new batteries until they're calibrated. When Hurricane Irene hit, I had this unit, and I was able to replace the 2 12v SLA batteries with 2 car batteries of the SAME CHEMISTRY which, charged and in circuit, were giving about 2.5 volts more than the out-of-circuit discharged stock batteries. The unit refused to get any power out of my car batteries (which I had charged at work with an EXCELLENT Ctek charger) until they were calibrated, which means running them all the way down (additional annoyance: can't use a PC as load when doing that, halogen lamp is the recommendation, as if we keep those handy). Why is that? Calibration is so you can tell me how much runtime is left, NOT for you to be willing to use the batteries at all.

Other Thoughts: I don't care if car batteries are an officially supported configuration. It could apply to any other batteries the same. Sure I wouldn't be supported if I put in a warranty claim about damaging my UPS this way, but I'm an engineer and I know plenty about battery chemistry. And it's not a liability thing, because they aren't liable for any of this stuff anyway. A UPS is disaster preparedness equipment, but APC's is poorly designed and is not useful if you need to battery swap without power, for no good reason. I hate it when equipment thinks it's smarter than me. It never is. Your UPS isn't equipped with the logic to decide that runtime calibration is far less important than having power during a disaster, so it shouldn't be equipped with the logic to shut itself down when I need some emergency power.

I will never buy APC again, and instead have gone to Eaton Powerware as we have switched to Eaton at my work and we are liking it better. I also like Emerson/Liebert more than APC.

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Team C125 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model TC12532GB01
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Small but pretty slow 04/29/2013

This review is from: Team C125 32GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model TC12532GB01

Pros: -small
-metal
-unibody casing (no metal-to-plastic joint at the back of the USB connector to easily fail like on most others)
-easy to put on a keyring

Cons: -the outside (non-USB-connector) end has much thinner metal than the rest of the casing does which worries me slightly (but still beats plastic)
-only got 8MB/s writing large files to it

Other Thoughts: Not bad for the price, but not good for impatient people like me. If you're copying large files, you'll need more than a few minutes.

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Mionix Naos 3200 Black 7 1 x Wheel USB 2.0 Wired LED-optical 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very comfortable, feels sturdy, can be customized to what the lights do or to turn them off, DPI control is easy and works well, no drivers necessary - all buttons work right out of the box (at least in Windows 7)

Cons: Takes a little time to get used to the more flat hand feel compared to other mice I have used

Other Thoughts: Possibly the most comfortable mouse I have ever used. So far, I'm glad I took the chance on a brand that I had never used before.

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Daniel D.'s Profile

Display Name: Daniel D.

Date Joined: 04/10/02

  • Reviews: 7
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 02/18/05
  • Last Review: 05/31/13
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