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FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 5200mAh
Samsung Battery Cells
Looks great in brushed aluminum and white plastic
Easy to use
Quick to recharge devices via micro usb
Over-charge and over-discharge protection
LED Status lights

Cons: Takes time to charge via usb
No usb to mains socket installed
Only micro usb adapter included
Power button does not do anything
Poor instructions

Other Thoughts: I am a true road warrior usually traveling around 80,000 miles each year and I travel with a number of electronic devices including an Android phone and tablet, iPhone and laptop. I am constantly on the hunt for power sources! Extended batteries are very important to me and this battery has a large 5200mAh capacity and looks great in brushed aluminum and white plastic. It is easy to hide away as it is only about 3in long and 1.5in wide and it holds its charge well.

To charge the battery its cable is plugged in to a free usb socket on a desktop or laptop. To charge a device, the usb cable is reversed and the micro usb adapter is plugged in to the device. Led's show how much charge the battery has left.
It does take a fairly long time to charge the device via usb, I measured around 3 hours 45mins once the battery had been depleted. Once charged I was able to get good use from the battery and was able to charge up my Galaxy Nexus once and run my LG Gpad for a further 4 hours more than usual by having the battery pack attached while the tablet was in use. I have still not worked out what use the on/off button is but I can easily overlook this.

I would not pay full price for this extended battery, however with the current price reduction it is a steal.

One egg off for no usb-> mains adapter and inclusion of only one cable (micro usb) for charging devices. I would like to see other charging cables for iPhones and iPads.....

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Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I74790K
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: 4.0ghz (4.4ghz Turbo)
Hyperthreaded
New TIM and packaging for this refreshed Haswell
Unlocked cpu
Overclocks well enough considering stock clocks
Intel HD 4600

Cons: Lousy stock cooler.
Getting expensive

Other Thoughts: To be honest there was nothing wrong with my 3770K or 4770K. However I am an early adopter and building computers is a hobby of mine. I decided to buy the 4790K to see what the new TIM and packaging brought to the table.
I must confess that I am pleasantly surprised.

I bought a new ROG Hero Z97 board for this build and until last week I was using my 4770K in it @ 4.4ghz with 1.3v and a load temp of 87C (prime 95). I have a custom water loop and 87C was a little too high for my liking. I received this cpu yesterday and swapped it out after updating the bios on the Asus motherboard. I ran the cpu at stock for a few hours and was amazed when I found that it was running Prime 95 at 67C with only 1.23V. I have been able to manually overclock this cpu easily to 4.7Ghz on all 4 cores with 1.3V and the load temps have not exceeded 73C.

The memory controller is much better on the Z97 motherboards allowing me to run this high overclock with my memory at 2400mhz, which I was not able to do with my older Z87 motherboard.

This cpu is a win/win for me. At stock it is actually faster and cooler than my overclocked 4770K at 4.4ghz. It is running a massive 20C cooler than the 4770K at 4.4ghz!!!

As far as performance is concerned there is not a huge difference between the 4770K at 4.4ghz and the stock 4790K in Firestrike. The 4770 is returning a total score of 16,750 and the 4790K is returning a score of 17,120 with a pair of overclocked R9-290's.

I have not seen any major differences in fps in games as at 2560x1440 the video cards are more important than the cpu.

However I have noticed that converting video in Handbreak is definitely faster with this cpu.

It's a great upgrade for anyone running with Sandybridge or earlier, however I am not sure if it is as valuable for people with overclocked Ivybridge or Haswell cpu's...

Bottom line if looking for a new cpu this is it. 4.0ghz and a crazy 4.4ghz under turbo boost 2 and lower temperatures than early Haswell is something I was unable to ignore.

Terrific cpu.

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Crucial MX100 CT256MX100SSD1 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Fast
Quiet
Cheap
Coupon for Acronis True Image

Cons: Not as fast as other SSD's...

Other Thoughts: While not as fast as other SSD's this is by far the best value SSD I have purchased recently. I have been replacing HDD's with this SSD to get tremendous performance upgrades. It is quiet, cool and a tremendous upgrade to old, slow HDD's...
Crucial have great support and warranty.
Recommended.

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Display Name: gregory b.

Date Joined: 03/17/04

  • Reviews: 51
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  • First Review: 08/27/12
  • Last Review: 07/24/14
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