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Pros: Charges fast.
Cons: 2 ports died in about an hour of use.
Has a power switch. This is why I only gave it 2 stars, maybe I should have given it 3. All the car chargers I've had before go on when the power goes on, but not this one, more about this in the "other" section.
Other Thoughts: I thought I'd get used to the power switch, but I haven't. I bought this for a trip from Milwaukee to Chattanooga Tennessee, and about a half hour into the trip my Tom-Tom went dead. That is when I noticed the power switch. Then the same thing would happen every time we would stop for gas or food. I know, this is kind of my fault, but still, no other brand I've owned had power switches, it's stupid, the power goes off on the cigarette lighter when you turn the car off, there is no reason for a switch.
We used this for the 2 weeks we were on vacation and every time I got on the road, my Tom-Tom would die about a half hour later and I'd realize I forgot to turn it on. Even after the 2 weeks of vacation I keep forgetting, not every time but most of the time, it just happened again today. I just can't get used to a power switch on something like this. I have 3 of these from the same company for the home, they plug in the wall and there is no power switch. Actually I could see having a power switch on the home models, that would make sense because they are always plugged in and there is always power coming from the outlet..
Then there are the 2 ports that went dead, but I don't have a problem with that, sometimes a product slips by with a defect, I don't blame anyone, I'm sure if I was to get a replacement it would not have the same problem. I figured out how to fix it though; every time those ports would go dead, all I had to do was hit the top of it with my knuckles and they would start working and stay on until we turned the car off. There is a blue power light, when the 2 ports go dead the light goes off, so I just have to hit it until the light comes on then I know they're working.
This review is from: MSI H81M-P33 LGA 1150 Intel H81 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
Pros: Easy to setup, great economy board, perfect for general use, web browsing, looking at picture and and watching movies.
Other Thoughts: First time I pushed the power button it started right up. Windows 7 installed perfect first try. Runs fast for a budget system.
-Team Vulcan 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
-Intel Pentium G3220 Haswell Dual-Core 3.0 GHz
Pros: I had no problem installing everything, yea, it was tight, but I expected that.
Solid feel, nice looking.
I would love this case but.....
Cons: I'm not sure if one egg is fair, but with a mistake like this, I can't give it more.
The extension cord that is built in, doesn't work...
I installed everything, all new parts, and it went well. Then I hit the power button and nothing.
Because I'm good at troubleshooting, my first thought was to turn it on its side and plug directly into to the power supply and it started right up.
So, I took out my ohm meter and tested the built in extension cord and only 2 of the 3 connections worked, the 3rd is an open circuit, and unfortunately, it's not the ground.
So, now I have to return it meaning I have to take it back apart, wait for the replacement, and re-build it :(
Other Thoughts: I would have given this 5 eggs if the power cord wasn't defective, because it is a solid nice looking case.
You have to use this "built in" extension cord, you cannot plug directly into the power supply because the back of the PSU is pointed down and there is no room for a regular cord to fit and still stand this case upright. They supply this with an extension cord that goes from the back of the case and out the bottom. The end of the cord is at a 90 degree angle because there is no room under the case for a straight cord.