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This review is from: Fremo C510 11000mAh Dual-Port 3.1A Output External Battery Power Bank With LCD Power Indicator for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, iPad Air mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Tab 2, Note 3, Nexus, HTC One M8 and More
Pros: * Massive capacity. Charged my (upgraded/expanded battery) Captivate Glide from 50%, my iPhone 5S from 50%, and topped off my iPod Nano 4th gen and still had about 90% charge left. Impressive!
* Readout works well, almost too well for the price.
* Came 100% charged.
* Rounded edges easy on backpacks, and are less likely to be damaged.
* Smooth textured finish (think keyboard key) doesn't attract fingerprints or anything like that and seems durable.
* Simple, elegant packaging. Small brown box with an egg-carton like insert with product, a Micro USB cable (flat cable), and instructions/warranty information below.
* There's just too many applications for this. I use it at the counter at work because the power strip below that you'd normally plug into kills the range that I can use the device. Leave this thing on the counter and i'm free to roam.
* Fits well in pocket, although heavy (for those not used to heavy items in pockets)
Cons: * LED kinda sucks. Just use the flashlight on your phone and use this to charge it. LED appears bright, but as far as range and effectiveness go, it's pretty bad.
* LCD readout scratches easily.
Cons that aren't really cons...
* Slow to charge, but if you leave it overnight you're fine.
* Heavy, but for this much capacity what were you expecting?
* LCD has very small range that you can see the readout, (dead on or tilting down is great, anything tilted up and you see all the text (like a 8-digit pocket calculator)).
* Display flashes when device (iPod Nano 4th Gen) is "trickle" charging. Shows constant on-off.
* No logo or namesake on product. Model number on bottom, but pretty hard to recommend to a friend when you don't even know what brand it is. Name is on product box and such, but slipped my mind.
Other Thoughts: I got this dirt cheap (less then a Jackson), which is an unbelievably good price. Charge it overnight and throw it in the front pocket of my bag. Keeps my devices charged throughout the school day and I can charge someone else's as well...READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - Fast
- Easy to connect
- Rock solid 4-port switch built in, see Other thoughts.
- Wireless AC
- Easy on the eyes (looks cool)
Cons: - Extremely unreliable connection
- Signal strength was reading 18% when the router I'm connecting to is less than 10 feet away (one room over and a floor down)
Other Thoughts: The wireless worked beautifully for a month. After that, however, it would drop out for about 15 seconds every hour. So I guess it's good for Youtube and stuff like that, but for online gaming, stay away.
The 4 port switch is the only thing this has going for it. As I got the access point for (cheap) on sale, it was not worth it to return to Newegg (and I was out of the return window if I'm correct) so I now use it as a simple 4-port switch for LAN parties, and for that it works flawlessly. I have also ran a CAT-6 cable to the room the wireless access point was, and have no connection issues (well, duh).
Pros: - Modular
- 750 Watts of clean power
- Great value
- Silent fan, no louder than any other fan in my pc (and I go for silence)
Cons: - Sleight design flaw on the cables, but otherwise flawless.
Other Thoughts: After loving this power supply (which I got on sale last year for around a Ulysses), I told my friend to GET THIS PSU. So a few days later he had the parts he ordered and built his rig, and it wouldn't power on no matter what he tried. So I told him to bring it over my house so that I could see if there was anything I could do. After some tinkering I found that the cable leading to the graphics card was in the wrong way. I consider this a design flaw because there are two kinds of cables that have the same connector on the graphics card but different connector at the PSU. My friend had one of the 6-pin to 6+2 pin connectors in the wrong way, so instead of having the 6 pin connector in the PSU, he had it on his graphics card (which is a single 6 pin connector) and the 6+2 pin plugged into the power supply. The flaw in the PSU is that it uses two different cables for the same exact task and these cables are not keyed properly on the power supply end.
Easy fix if you are using a graphics card that requires additional power but the power supply appears DOA on first start up.
Display Name: Joseph T.
Date Joined: 12/08/13
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