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SAMSUNG 206BW Black 20
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Still going strong after 6 years 08/11/2013

This review is from: SAMSUNG 206BW Black 20" 2 ms (GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1 (DCR 3000:1)

Pros: Great size, resolution, color, and finish. Bought this in early 2007 and haven't had a single issue with it since.

Cons: Obviously the viewing angles aren't up to modern standards, but used as a single display for typical home use, viewing angle is not really much of a concern. However, you really have to be directly in front of it to avoid color shifting on the horizontal extremeties, so I'm looking forward to an eventual upgrade.

The anti-glare coating has developed some permanent blemishes over the years, mainly due to my neglecting to clean it quickly after getting finger prints and other stuff on it. Still, it's held up good enough to keep me satisfied.

I should note that mine didn't really start getting blemishes until I had kids - the things they get on their hands... it's best not to think about it.

Other Thoughts: Great display for its time and still very usable even now. I see that many others haven't had as much luck as I have in terms of longevity, but I guess that's normal in the world of electronics.

I should say that the screen has never had a problem functioning, but over the past couple years it has developed a buzz/hum that lasts about ten seconds after turning on or waking from sleep. At first I thought it might be the beginning of the end, but it's never gotten worse, so I just learned to ignore it.

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Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard RK-9000 with Cherry MX Blue Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Mechanical Goodness 02/28/2012

This review is from: Rosewill Mechanical Keyboard RK-9000 with Cherry MX Blue Switch

Pros: Great keyboard. The cherry blue switches are really nice; took some getting used to, but I find it hard to go from work, where I keep this board, to home, where I use a standard rubber dome. Build quality is fine, though there are a few notes in the cons section for you sticklers.

The inclusion of both a USB an PS2 braided cable was a nice addition; makes transitioning from work to home that much easier.

Cons: A key puller would have been nice, but that's no deal-breaker.

The main problem I encountered has been remedied by a decent break-in period. At first there were some sticky keys - primarily those with stabilizers - but these seem to have evened out after extended use.

I haven't found anything else to complain about, other than the LARGE Rosewill logo adorning the keyboard. I could do without it, but it's actually a bit less intrusive than the images would imply.

Other Thoughts: For US buyers, these Rosewill boards are easily the best value on a new mechanical keyboard using Cherry switches. I was hesitant at first due to the price, which is high even with a sale, but I've been so pleased that I'd easily spend quite a bit more on my next board.

If you're thinking about it, stop. Just buy it!

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TRENDnet TEW-673GRU N600 Concurrent Dual Band Gigabit Wireless Router, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n, with USB Storage & Printer Sharing
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great set of features on this router. Can't really ask for much more considering the price; picked this up several weeks back on a deal for $40. Though I don't really use the 5ghz antenna, it's nice to know it's there. Gigabit ports are also a bonus.

Router has been rock solid since I set it up without a single reboot. Range is also good, though not as strong as my old WRT54G; however, I'm willing to trade some range for the increased throughput.

Cons: Didn't even try to use this router with stock firmware; I upgraded to DD-WRT before even connecting it. The router has been solid without a single reboot since initial setup, but I do occasionally experience a dropped connection when running torrents.

I'm pretty sure this is a problem either with the way I've setup the router or with the network adapter on my PC; when I experience these drops I've noticed that other wireless clients still work fine.

Other Thoughts: I got this router because I wanted to lose the network cable that was running from my office PC to my TV in the living room. I stream a lot of video from this PC; my old router did fine with SD video files, but larger HD files would cause it to stutter. So far I haven't noticed any stutter with this new router coupled with a Rosewill Wireless N USB adapter, but I haven't really stressed it too much.

There is some noticeable buffering before an HD file starts playing, but they seem to play without interruption.

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Timothy J.'s Profile

Display Name: Timothy J.

Date Joined: 03/17/04

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 03/06/07
  • Last Review: 08/11/13
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