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Pros: *A10 CPU at 1.2Ghz = Cortex A8 CPU and Mali 400 GPU “that has been developed in, and is sold in, the People's Republic of China & its mass-volume price is around $7 (see i.MX53 Processors)”, is capable of handling some 3D games and playing most HD videos without horrible lag in outdated Android 4.0 system.
*A10 is staffed with the maximum memory it can handle = 1GB DDR3
*Wide array of connectivity options supported by A10 CPU: Wi-Fi & Ethernet, USB x2, HDMI & AV, SD card up to 32G.
*This media player is fine for what it is = ARM Cortex A8 with no extra cooling board & a tiny shiny black box that has Android 4.0 system and 4GB storage.
*And the biggest advantage of this smart system = remote control (it is not motion remote & sometimes this smart Android A10 system would not recognize it at all but it has a very nice “smart” layout of control buttons A+).
Cons: *USB 2.0 (x2) host failing to recognize devises on a system boot up (2TB external HDD’s Hitachi, Samsung and/or cyborg mice R.A.T.5) but it’s possible to fix this problem by connecting and disconnecting unrecognized devices for couple of times (3-5 times will do it).
*Remote control sometimes hates A10 CPU and everything that came along with it, refusing to work for such a smart but not sophisticated enough TV system.
*Android system sometimes feels sick badly due to A10’s CPU overheating and at the end Android has to puke all over MOBO to cool it down a bit, freezing the CPU, GPU and DDR3 = “The power of 4.0 Android”!!!
Other Thoughts: Where is the true cutting-edge i.MX 6Dual or i.MX 6Quad processor? KWorld, your future is what you make of it today.
This KWorld Smart TV Player has i.MX53 A10/Cortex A8 “cucumber cutting-edge” processor but at least they tell us what we are buying because if compared to some other companies, they would not even provide this kind of info for Newegg buyers, yes exactly you can be stuck with i.MX50, iMX37, iMX35, iMX31, i.MX28 or even with i.MX25 processor.
Pros: This HITACHI LifeStudio 2TB is the best HDD that I’ve ever owned. Iomega HDD was my worst encounter yet; previously I owned WD My Book, Buffalo Technology x2, Seagate GoFlex, Toshiba DS TS and Iomega. Right now I got Seagate FreeAgent 2TB & this HITACHi 2TB also got Western Digital Elements 1.5TB plus to that I’ve just built Hornettek Hoover 2TB (the quality of enclosure is very poor 1 fan failed right away).
Let me compare 3 drives: Western Digital cannot even be in the same league as a Seagate or Hitachi not because of its capacity but because of HDD speed WD=5400RPM when Seagate and Hitachi =7200RPM, so out of 3 only 2 can be viewed as competitor brands that is Seagate and Hitachi.
Seagate has a very nice stylish enclosure and if you going to dig inside you will find state of the art cooling cage but unfortunately it is not enough to cool down 2TB 7200RPM HDD it does get hot. 5-year Warranty
Cons: Smart design finish will not prevent you from getting your fingerprints all over the black shiny enclosure finish, so in the end it is not that smart it’s just a bit messy.
Other Thoughts: *Hitachi brings a very unique style of enclosure with combined 4GB USB key and state of the art software and 7200RPM HDD does NOT have heat issue that sometimes would freeze your media projects. Hitachi does feel more stable and faster even more professional comparing to other brands. My Hitachi was dropped couple of times, considerably very hard and after that experience I would say that this Hitachi is very reliable. Shure feels like I bought portable bunker and that is the major plus for any portable storage device.
This review is from: Cobra Digital Radar / Laser / Safety Camera Detector w/ Touchscreen
Pros: Testing it on my 2002 Jaguar S Type: After installation, I presented my new Cobra XRS 9965 to HW 10.525GHz Radar Gun that I own. KA band passed nicely from both rear and front direction angles giving me a lot of time to slow down, test 2 X band passed fine for some reason was detected slower than KA band from rear angle. For the laser detection my friend took my Jag for test drive going on freeway I5, results were fine (but not enough for going 120miles in 70mile zone), than I’ve decided to mount my Cobra radar 4 inches off the panel instead of 10 inches, results were somewhat better (driving 100 was a pleasure).
Cons: Your XRS 9970G consist of: 1) XRS 9965 Radar/Laser Detector 2) RDA GPSL 66 GPS Locator 3)Lifetime SUB to AURA 4)Mounting ACC 5)12V Power Cord. (*So basically I got Cobra XRS 9965 model but Cobra installed GPS usb device and named this XRS 9970G model (on the back of radar it reads: XRS 9965) OK! Cobra got me upset about it right away, why to sell lower model and call it 9970G if it is NOT, its 9965???
Other Thoughts: Now GPS system was not perfect, after couple of days driving around looking for trouble, I took my Jag to a new intersection where speed camera was installed couple of month ago and got flashed for trusting Cobra GPS, it was not a big thing for me because I got Super Protector on my license plates, but I was hoping to take that off soon after I bought this Cobra radar detector now I changed my mind about doing so.
Over all you get about 80% protection from being coursed out by a police officer and getting a 250$ fine because you could not handle dangerous situation “right way” and passed a fully loaded semi track that chipped your front window with a rock that flew out of his rear wheels and you broke the law by over speeding 10miles.