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Pros: + Quality Construction
+ 4 - 100 mm fluid bearing fans
+ 4 Position control switch - for the right amount of cooling
+ USB Port - so you don't lose one powering the cooler
+ 2 Collapsible Feet
Cons: - Warranty? See other thoughts
Other Thoughts: My first thoughts on this cooler were of the nice design and the quality. The upper deck is ribbed aluminum material designed to dissipate the heat while allowing for air movement between the cooler and laptop. The lower appears to be of plastic. The cooler is powered by a plug from a USB port on the laptop to a USB port on the X8. There is an output USB port also on the X8 so as not to lose a port due to the cooler. The 4 position switch allows the user to select the right amount of cooling: Fans Off/ Upper 2 fans on/ Lower 2 fans on/ All fans on. The fans are whisper quiet and I had to check to see which ones were running. The upper end has two collapsible feet that will prop the cooler about 1" off the surface. It is designed to handle laptops up to 17". I have a 15" laptop and it sits nicely on the cooler with a bit to spare. I believe a 17" would hang over a bit but would work well also.
I mentioned the Warranty as a con with a question mark. Newegg description page lists a 1 Year Warranty however there is nothing mentioned on the outside of the box nor the inside (brochure). If it is there, I sure did not see it. There is a web address listing for DeepCool. Checking the address I found a site for the main company with no description of their laptop cooler line, nor warranty period for their products. There is an address for the main company with a contact number and an email address. Not a site laid out like a product support site but more like a company information site.
Overall I really like this cooler a lot. Other than the lack of warranty information, I can not find fault with the X8 at all. If you are shopping for a cooler, I definitely recommend giving this model some serious consideration. I think you too will be very satisfied!
Pros: + Compact Case - Nice case that latches closed
+ All the popular bits for today's phone/tablets
+ Price - Bought on a sale
+ Lifetime Replacement Guarantee - Contact Email and Phone # listed on the package to get a replacement if needed. I have read they standby their product too.
Cons: - 27 pcs. - Really? If you include the 2 holders and the case
Other Thoughts: I have several of these type of kits that I picked up over the years. This one is nice and compactly laid out and the case latches better. I even have rubber bands around a couple of them. The bits are not magnetized. However taking advice from another review I read I thrown a couple of disc magnets inside the handle barrel. This is enough magnetism to pass it onto the bit and thereby keeping the screw stuck on while trying to start it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SanDisk Ultra Dual 32GB USB OTG Flash Drive Model SDDD-032G-A46
Pros: Size - This can be a plus or minus depending on who you are trying to please. I mean small is nice but easily misplaced/lost.
Design - I like the retractable end cap design. Some ma not but face it, there are no end caps to lose.
Design - I like the slot for a lanyard but it would have been nicer if one were included
Warranty - a 5 year warranty
Cons: Lack of USB 3.0 support - I am not sure if any OTG Flash Drive supports 3.0
Size - this is not quite as compact as my other OTG Flash Drive I have.
Use - limited to devices on the OTG device compatibility list.
Other Thoughts: There is a nice overview of the drive found on the 16 Gb version's page.
Visit - www.sandisk.com/dualdrive for a list of compatible devices.
Overall I like this device a lot. While it is not quite as small as another OTG flash drive I own, it is a nicely designed drive. I like the retractable end caps. One might say they cannot be called end caps in that they do not cover the ends, but merely protect them from damage.
It would have been nice had SanDisk included a small lanyard with a keychain clip or eye on one end.
The write speed maintained about 12.5 Mb/s while the read came in around 20 Mb/s. My other OTG flash drive tested with speeds of 14.0 Mb/s write and about 30 Mb/s read or a tad bit faster. Maybe not USB 3.0 speeds, but satisfactory nonetheless.
The compatibility chart listed my older Motorola Xoom as compatible. I found it was not compatible with my other OTG drive until I installed the Nexus Media Importer App from the play store. I can't say it would help the compatibility issue with other devices, but I have read where others have had similar results with this App. It worked perfectly on my wife's Acer Iconia.
As other have mentioned there are many ways to transfer files between PC and Android devices; wireless, wires and flash drives. If you are here shopping for an OTG Flash Drive, then you probably already feel you have a need for this type of device. I have used mine to store several movies on. It comes in handy for those trips in the car to entertain kids on the tablet. Given SanDisk's reputation for reliability and the price, I don't think you will be disappointed with this little gem of a drive.