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3 Meters USB-1761-CBL-PM02 PLC Programming Cable for AB Micrologix 1000
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Sufficient, if a bit flimsy 09/05/2015

This review is from: 3 Meters USB-1761-CBL-PM02 PLC Programming Cable for AB Micrologix 1000

Pros: The cable works as advertised. It connected a micrologix 1500 device to a laptop running XP, without any real incident.

Cons: Insanely expensive. Feels somewhat cheap (material durability). Required substantial force to get it to fit into the controller.

Other Thoughts: Would I buy the cable again; absolutely.

I'm not disappointed with this cable, so much as Allen Bradley in general. Not updating your software to a modern OS, having all of your connectors proprietary for no good reason, and cutting so many corners on build quality that it's almost criminal is what you're buying into with Allen Bradley.

This cable demonstrates that even something so simple as connecting to a PC requires jumping through hoops. I rated this product three eggs because it's a great value (5/5), when compared to the official cable, but it's another cut-corner product due to its underlying specifications (1/5).

Don't buy Allen Bradley. If you have, buy this cable to connect it.

Thermaltake Core V21 Black Extreme Micro ATX Cube Chassis CA-1D5-00S1WN-00
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Odd, but fun little case. 08/08/2015

This review is from: Thermaltake Core V21 Black Extreme Micro ATX Cube Chassis CA-1D5-00S1WN-00

Pros: It's primarily an aesthetics case. The construction quality is good, the ability to switch things around for display purposes is nice, and the ability to customize the case is great.

Cons: So, my largest issue is space utilization. There's room for 3 2.5" drives, shoved haphazardly onto rails along side the motherboard. It's an interesting way to fit them in, but kind of an eye sore.

Additionally, the case is setup awkwardly. You have to pull at least two panels to get at anything, and the cut-out for the lower and upper section of the board is in the front. As the large primary fan is there, you're blowing air directly into a tangle of wiring. The air flow around the 3.5" drive bay is pretty difficult to get air moving through, and that could easily have been solved by moving it from the back of the case to the front. The open area around the drives is really more of an after thought to keep them from melting down.

Finally, the case is setup for an ODD. The front panel has a cut-out, and the aesthetic cover even has a plastic segment where one could be cut into the case. Despite this, there's no ODD capability offered. It's odd to have 90% of it there, then not have an ODD.. Obviously, it was designed with one in mind, but the feature was later cut.

Other Thoughts: Would I buy it again? Yes.

The problems I have with the case are easy to rectify. I built some holders, and installed a water pump. The fact that the case is huge for such small boards meant getting in a pair of 240mm long radiators wasn't a challenge.

A fully water cooled system running as an htpc is amazing. This case lets that happen, and does so while looking good. I can't really ask for too much more than that, though this case is a bit frustrating.

Creative Inspire T12 2.0 Speaker
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Interesting product, but the advertising is inaccurate 08/08/2015

This review is from: Creative Inspire T12 2.0 Speaker

Pros: Decent aesthetics. Good construction material quality. Very good bass response in a small set of speakers.

Cons: I hope you love music composed 100% of bass. If you don't avoid these speakers.

Put simply, the mid range and high range frequencies don't effectively get reproduced at all. Listening to rap and metal, it isn't too bad. Normal human conversations, as well as music with anything beyond bass, are nearly garbled by the speakers.

Other Thoughts: The important question is whether I'd buy these speakers again. Nope.

I need to be able to hear mid range for conversations, and these speakers simply don't produce it.

My rating is based upon the quality of the speakers. 3/5 for build quality. 0/5 for sound reproduction. I'm rounding down because these things are simply ineffective as speakers.


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Display Name: Robert S.

Date Joined: 11/17/06


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