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GUNNAR Gaming Eyewear - PPK Onyx/Mercury Frame
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Your eyes' new best friend. 01/20/2014

This review is from: GUNNAR Gaming Eyewear - PPK Onyx/Mercury Frame

Pros: -Reduce eye fatigue
-Fit comfortably
-Increase the amount of time one can comfortably use a computer.
-Nice styling

Cons: -They seem rather fragile.
-They get dirty VERY easily.
-They don't play well with all headsets.

Other Thoughts: I was very skeptical when I first head about these. But, my curiosity got the better of me and I decided to get a pair, when I saw that Newegg was carrying them and for a very good price. I am VERY glad I gave these a shot. Between gaming, audio editing, and just boredom, I tend to sit at the computer for very long periods of time. I instantly noticed that my eyes felt less dried out and strained while wearing these. The headaches that I would sometimes get after long sessions have significantly reduced. I also find that it's much easier to read on screen text. Whether it be searching for files, or reading long passages on a webpage or in a digital book.

I can tell that the lenses are making a difference in the harshness of the light from the screen. As, anytime I take them off, I instantly squint. The tint does take a few days to fully get used to. But, it's not a drastic change. I hardly notice the change when I put them on, anymore.

The frames do seem a bit flimsy. But, if you're not rough with them, there shouldn't be an issue. I've had them for almost a year, and they seem to be holding up quite well.

The one thing that does REALLY bother me about these glasses is that they pick up dust and smudges like a magnet. Even if you just sat down from a shower, if you bump the lens with any part of your skin, there's GOING to be a smudge. So, you'll definitely want to keep a microfiber cloth handy. I clean mine, on average, 2 to 3 times a day.

But, all in all, I'm very glad to have gotten these glasses. I highly recommend them to anyone who looks at a screen (computer, TV, etc.) for extended periods of time. They work equally well for editing, gaming, watching movies, web browsing, reading ebooks, etc.

Rosewill RC-404 Ethernet Card 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Does what it should. 01/20/2014

This review is from: Rosewill RC-404 Ethernet Card 10/ 100/ 1000Mbps PCI 1 x RJ45

Pros: -Decent price
-Easy install
-Works great
-Linux recognizes it without any issues.

Cons: None that I can think of.

Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace a temperamental ethernet port in an older Dell computer that my folks have. Popped it in and had it running within a few minutes. It works equally well under Windows and Linux (XP and Xubuntu dual boot).

AGPtek 7” Android 4.2 Touchscreen Tablet PC - 4GB, Wi-Fi, Quad Core HD Cortex A7, 1GB RAM, 1.5GHZ, HDMI, G-Sensor
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Cheap
-Decent image quality for given resolution
-Has hdmi port

Cons: -No bluetooth (though that's already listed in the specs)
-System lags... a LOT
-Will occasionally lock up when coming out of stand-by
-Randomly reboots
-Apps force close frequently
-Responsiveness slows down to a crawl when an app is updating
-Plugging in/unplugging headphones will sometimes turn the tablet off
-The digitizer isn't properly calibrated to the screen
-Very short battery life

Other Thoughts: I bought this on a whim to replace an older Droid phone that I've been using as a make-shift tablet for a while (not connected to cell service). I was excited to find a quad core, and for so cheap. I wasn't expecting it to fly. But, being newer and theoretically more powerful than my old phone, I thought it would be a nice upgrade. Well, within the two weeks I've had it, it froze up or crashed more times than I could keep track of. My 3-4 year old Droid 2, is faster and more responsive than this tablet. Even after trying optimization apps and updating the firmware through the manufacturer's site. Also, the screen alignment is offset. The icons on the screen differ from where you actually have to touch to select them. I often have to touch either above or below the targeted spot by as much as 1/4 inch. Which doesn't sound like a lot. But, when you're on a webpage with a list of hotlinks, that can lead to a lot of backtracking to try and "click" the right one. It is good as an e-reader and for watching videos (when I can get headphones plugged in without it shutting off from whatever trigger is in the jack). But, aside from that, it's just a headache to deal with.

If you want something cheap, and don't mind lag, go for it. But, if you're looking for something peppy that you can use without any hassle, spend the extra cash and get a more reputable brand/model.


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Display Name: Don H.

Date Joined: 04/21/11

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  • Last Review: 01/20/14
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