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This review is from: CyberPower Standby Series CP425SLG 425 VA 255 W 8 Outlets UPS
Pros: All my plugs fit.
Cons: -Not durable.
Other Thoughts: I've bought 3 CyberPower UPS 425VA. None have lasted more than 1.5 years. I had 2 supporting my computers and printers and a 3rd for my receiver, since my area gets brownouts that clear my A/V settings. There's no warning of a week battery, they just turn off and refuse to turn back on. Looking to buy a APC next. I have a Geek Squad-branded tower UPS with display which has been running fine for 2+ years. Save your money and buy another brand.READ FULL REVIEW
Other Thoughts: I was considering an i7 but went with i5 to stay under budget. So far no issues.
ASRock Extreme4 Gen3 motherboard
Kingston 4X4GB =16GB dd3-1600 Ram
Intel 3000 graphics
2 x 1TB Sata II
1 x 250GB Sata II
1 x 80GB Sata II
This review is from: Polk Audio Tabletop Digital Audio System with iPod/iPhone Dock - I-Sonic
Pros: - Nice appearance.
- AM radio. See below.
- Remote features duplicate almost all features on the radio.
- Decent sound
- Easy setup. Didn't need to read instructions.
Cons: - Weak AM reception.
- Horrible snooze button placement.
- Display brightness only applies when music is playing.
- Off-axis viewing is restricted past 60 degrees off center.
Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace a 20 year old Zenith clock radio I got on sale for $20. There are comments that this unit is too big to use as a clock radio. I disagree with this comment. So much of the tech market is focused on miniaturization, that encountering a product the size of a foot ball produces a knee jerk "its too big" response.
Polk lists this at 300 bucks on their site. There's no way I'd pay that for this unit. This is NOT audiophile level sound. There's a bass port on the bottom, and what appears to be (4) 2.75" inch speakers. My unit is about 1 foot from the wall and I wouldn't recommend putting it in a corner as the bass would be overwhelming. Its not boomy, but it is bass heavy. I set the bass to 2 clicks below center. MId-range is decent, and highs are adequate. Overall the sound has a restrained quality; like it's muted. A more open quality would improve the sound. Probably need to change the crossover points.
My 2 gripes are 1) The location of the snooze button and the power button make it easy to turn off the alarm instead of engaging the snooze feature, and 2) The display brightness is effective only when music is playing. When you turn the unit off It dims to a preset level. A level that makes it difficult to see during day time.
If 1/2 egg was possible I would give it 1/2 more.