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iGo Charge Anywhere Universal Power Extender (Bulk Packaging)
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs 65% charge on iPhone 4 02/28/2012

This review is from: iGo Charge Anywhere Universal Power Extender (Bulk Packaging)

Pros: It didn't catch on fire I guess.

Cons: We bought this for a 2 week European vacation with a couple 8 hour flights. I plugged it in overnight and let my iPhone 4 discharge to 5%. I unplugged it from the wall and plugged it into my iPhone. It died with the iPhone at 70% charged. So you only get a 65% charge out of this $40 device. What exactly is the point of having 2 USB ports? So you can give a 32% charge to 2 devices? Worthless and a waste of money. We also bought a Yoobao that at least gave 1 full charge and has capacity left indicators.

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ZIPPY BT-637 Black&Silver Bluetooth Wireless Mini Keyboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Frequent disconnects 11/19/2011

This review is from: ZIPPY BT-637 Black&Silver Bluetooth Wireless Mini Keyboard

Pros: Nice for typing emails on my Ipad. The ability to hotkey between devices is a nice feature but I often found myself having to power cycle the keyboard and/or re-pair.

Cons: I bought this to replace a non-Bluetooth GearHead keyboard. I also bought the "AZiO BTD-V201 Micro Bluetooth Adapter USB 2.0". The distance between the adapter and the keyboard is about 3 feet. We were getting frequent disconnects which often required re-pairing. I tried moving the adapter to different ports, changing batteries, different distances. Nothing helped. So now it gathers dust under the coffee table with infrequent usage for Ipad emails.

Other Thoughts: I'm more satisfied with my non Bluetooth GearHead keyboard.

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MSI Z68A-GD80 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel Z68 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This is a high end, feature rich motherboard built with quality components.

Cons: MSI provides a utility (Live Update) to update your BIOS, drivers & utilities. It doesn't work. It takes forever to scan for the list of updates. Then all attempts to update result in "download failed". So naturally I go to the website to manually download. Every link on their drivers section points you to a download link for DriverSmith which costs $50 ($29 on sale) to use. BTW their list of updates doesn't match the Live Update list of updates. So I find that MSI has Live Update Online (activex web version). Running this on my system gives me 1 update (vs the 20 from Live Update utility and 50 from DriverSmith).

I CAN NOT GET MSI UPDATES WITHOUT PAYING FOR THEM (DriverSmith)!

If I don't return this MB (find a way to get drivers) I will post an update review in a couple weeks.

Other Thoughts: All the documentation has spelling errors and Changlish.

The mounting holes seem to have drained whatever protecting coating they put on the MB. I assume during production it is held by these holes and when it was released the protective coating hadn't dried and excess ran from the holes leaving smears across the MB.

The 2 sets of indicator LEDs on the MB are partially obscured by heatsinks.

UEFI mouse control often causes wrong selections when double clicking. After the 2nd click you autoselect whatever option may be beneath your pointer. And why are their "Games" in UEFI?

If you do buy this MB make sure you put your GPU in PCI_E2 (top slot). It is the only x16 slot. You will only get x8/x8 from 2 cards. And plug the USB port you want to charge devices with into JUSB1 (red one). It is the only one that allows charging.

Take a close look at the picture. You may not like all the stenciling written all over everything.

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Display Name: Paula B.

Date Joined: 12/01/06

  • Reviews: 16
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  • First Review: 06/10/08
  • Last Review: 02/28/12
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