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Motorola Bluetooth Keyboard for Android Smartphones and Tablets with Shortcut Keys
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Some missed keys, but otherwise great 03/21/2013

This review is from: Motorola Bluetooth Keyboard for Android Smartphones and Tablets with Shortcut Keys

Pros: + Not too heavy; not too lightweight. It has enough of a solid feel that it might survive a few falls. It also doesn't seem to move while typing.

+ Very responsive. As quick as a touchscreen keyboard when paired with a phone, and as quick as a USB keyboard when paired with a computer.

+ Removable batteries. Standard AAs included.

+ Design is fairly pleasant. Keys are readable, even in low light (excluding the reds for fn).

+ Clicks made from the keys being pressed are actually quite nice.

+ Pros and cons in this review are in bullet points. Okay, that doesn't count. Sorry.

Cons: - Virtually useless and frustrating key swap. Look at the pictures provided: some of the keys were swapped. Even the normal UK layout doesn't look like that. Maybe it's a mobile-inspired design, meant to make keying easier. But it doesn't. It feels awkward and clumsy. Some people might like this change, but most everyone else will dislike it. Especially if you are prone to using the apostrophe, quotes, colon and/or semi-colon. Somebody has a vendetta against us.

- Scrabble tile keys might not be for everyone.

- Might not pair with certain phones unless paired as a computer keyboard, which leaves some hotkeys useless. That might include the standard Android keys, if you're unlucky. Back key should work, though.

- Due to its form factor, it'll feel weird to use at first. Or perhaps forever.

Other Thoughts: If you look at the pictures provided, or read the product description, you'll notice it has an en-UK layout. No big deal, as it acts as a US keyboard when connected to devices set to en-US layout. For example, if you shift + 2, you get @, same as any other US keyboard. The pound key is an oddball, because that's your \. Pound returns to shift + 3, naturally. Don't worry, it's easy.

I really want to love this keyboard. It's nice, really. Light, sturdy, and the performance is wonderful. But the stupid, nonsensical key swap just really bugs me. It's a solution to a problem that nobody should've had.

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LG M2452D-PU Black 24
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: - I'm not an expert on monitor/TV picture, especially LED LCD TVs, but this has a nice picture. The color is noticeably not as solid as any of my old monitors, but I've yet to tinker around with the picture settings. If I find a solution, I'm happy. If not, then it's still a nice picture.
- Screen is pretty big. Resolution is pretty big, too. Not much that you wouldn't be able to do or see with this monitor/TV. The wide viewing angle helps a lot.
- Headphone jack? USB media? Speakers? Sweet. I like bonuses.
- Navigating through the settings is actually enjoyable. Pictures and text are readable, items are organized in sensible categories, it doesn't hurt my eyes, doesn't aggravate me, and options work when I tell them to work. The on-hand FAQ and help is short, but it's still very helpful for the most common of problems.
- The remote is comfortable to hold and it works really well.
- Setup is easy and quick. Just don't fall for the auto channel setup thing until you're ready to wai

Cons: None of these are worth docking an egg for:

- Wobbly stand. Might be how I set it up. Might not be.
- Can't figure out how to get any other input as PIP. I have DirecTV on HDMI 2. The TV antenna is useless until I can get cable (not out in the country).

This one comes close to docking an egg; I'll leave it up to you to decide:

- Headphone jack is behind the monitor. If you have a nice set of wired headphones and pull them back suddenly or, against your better judgment, get up out of your seat entirely to go for a snack, the monitor is a fall risk. This is the only obvious design flaw in a well-designed monitor. This is easily avoidable by not using headphones and using an alternative method of listening to audio output. But putting the jack on the front panel somewhere would've made a lot more sense.

Other Thoughts: Came home to see my package waiting for me... with a big dent on the corner. Thankfully the monitor still works without any noticeable damage. And thankfully LG packed this product nicely; only a piece of Styrofoam was busted off.

This is not criticism of UPS or Newegg; both do a good and excellent job, respectively. This is criticism against butterfingers handling expensive/fragile items. If you had a bad day, or just fudged that one, then I forgive you. If it's a routine, however, grow some pride in your work. I can't think of any job, be it minimum wage or low hours/overworking, that would warrant me to slack off on my work quality.

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TRIPP LITE N002-050-GY 50 ft. Cat 5E Gray Color 350MHz Molded Patch Cable
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: It's a Cat5e, good for all sorts of downloading and internets and stuff. Security, good data transfer, jump roping; it has it all.

Cons: It's a cord, so it can become tangled.

Other Thoughts: OffenseMax was charging over $30 for their Cat5 cables of a comparable length. Ask them about the free chair or stool with purchase.

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Tyler B.'s Profile

Display Name: Tyler B.

Date Joined: 02/04/08

  • Reviews: 4
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  • First Review: 07/18/12
  • Last Review: 03/21/13
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