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This review is from: LG 22MP55HQ-P Black 22" 5ms HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor, IPS panel
-Solid Stand, doesn't wobble much.
-Bezel isn't offensive, not too large or too glossy.
-Solid Response Time for gaming
-Great Color Reproduction
Cons: -No DVI input.
Honestly, who uses VGA still? The only reason I can think of is for older laptops without an HDMI output or something. I would have preferred an HDMI and DVI input but seeing as most computers, as well as my rig, have HDMI out, it's not a problem.
-Viewing Angle. The angle at which you can see the picture is excellent, but it gets a bit washed out, especially with darker images, the more extreme the angle becomes.
Other Thoughts: Preface:
There's a reason why this monitor was going to get 5 Stars anyways. The monitor I'm comparing this too (and replaced it with) is an 8 Year old Sceptre / DCLCD TN Panel. Still has the "Vista Compatible" sticker on it. I never really thought it'd be necessary to get a new monitor but I had some extra cash so I thought I'd treat myself to something nice. So basically, anything is a step up from what I had before.
I have to be honest, I was a little skeptical buying an IPS panel. You see, I use my computer for a lot of different tasks. Surfing the web, Facebook, watching HD movies, writing code, doing lots of homework, and in my spare time I like to get a few rounds of Battlefield 4 in. I've read over and over that IPS panels were not the best for gaming, so that was my main concern. This monitor was recommended to me by someone on another website, and now, I'd buy them a beer if I could.
LG makes great TVs and expect the same quality when purchasing one of their monitors. I currently have my old monitor next to it (dual displays) and I cringe every time I look at it. My thoughts are "Why didn't I do this sooner?". Everything is much more crisp and rich. I now see colors I've never seen before. The whites are excellent and vibrant, the blacks deep and they contrast extremely well. The display is large enough to multitask on, writing reports or programs is a pleasure to do. I found myself searching tirelessly for new wallpapers to show off the capabilities of this monitor. It seriously is beautiful.
A major concern of mine was gaming performance, but the 5ms response time is more then enough to keep my worries at bay. Battlefield 4 looks terrific with eye popping color and everything seems to have a bit more depth or definition. Thermal vision is extremely vibrant now, targets in white really stand out from the rest of the greys and blacks. It's really a night and day difference. I have not noticed any blurring, ghosting or input lag in-game.
Overall, I got this monitor for a hell of a deal and it was worth every penny. It's truly a pleasure every time I login to Windows now. Couldn't be happier.
This review is from: SONY Micro Vault Click 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive with Virtual Expander Model USM-2GL
Pros: Looks pretty cool
The clicking action is a nice touch
The LED is also rather cool looking
Reliable for years and years
Other Thoughts: I bought this flash drive about 6 years ago in high school and it has served me well ever since then. Rock solid reliability and speeds that outpace some other cheaper alternatives.
Using Samsung Magician's Drive Benchmark feature, this drive scored the following:
Sequential Read 20 MB/s
Sequential Write 6 MB/s
Random Read 1772 IOPS
Random Write 21 IOPS
The drive was plugged into a front USB 2.0 port. A much newer Dane-Elec Flash drive scored much worse (between 50-67% lower) in every aspect besides Sequential Read where it scored an even 20MB/s. In the grand scheme of things, I suppose they're just flash drives. But if you're going to be dropping $25 on a 2GB flash drive, I'd certainly enjoy the extra performance.
This review is from: Anker 71AN1852W-WA White 18W / 3.6A Dual-Port Wall Charger
Pros: *Looks Slick, unoffensive.
*Fast Charging (70% in ~1 Hour on my Nexus 5)
*Two Charging Ports (Nice for charging multiple devices at once).
Other Thoughts: I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical spending $12 on a charger. Its a decent chunk of change for something so simple but I bit the bullet and tried it anyways.
I also purchased a 6ft 22AWG USB wire to charge my phone. Upon opening the box and picking this thing up, the first thing that I noticed immediately was the weight. For such a small device, it's pretty hefty. I was surely expecting a light piece of plastic. The weight gives the impression of quality, so I examined the product closer and found the build quality to be excellent. My worries at that point vanished. The instruction manual that comes with the charger is also a nice touch and gives an explanation as to which charging ports do what and what devices they're meant for. Nice.
I plugged my Nexus 5 into the android port on the charger via my new USB cable with ~33% battery left. I proceeded to take a nap for about an hour and a half. When I woke up, the battery was fully charged. I checked my battery graph and found that it had fully charged my battery in a little over an hour.
Overall, I'm impressed with this product so far. It has exceeded my expectations. Between the new heavy duty USB cable and this Charger, I hopefully won't have to buy a new one any time soon.