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IVIEW HFR2-SU3 RAID 0/1/3/5/10, JBOD, CLONE, Normal 4 3.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Looks nice...

Cons: Loud, frequent disc drop-outs, dismal USB3 speed, and highly unreliable JBOD (Big) performance. Worst of all, iView stopped all support for this device BEFORE the warranty ended.

Other Thoughts: I contacted iView just before my warranty ended last, and was told that iView no longer supported the device (at all). So, even though I had a non-functional device that was still under warranty, the iView tech basically said there was NOTHING he could do for me. WOW!!! If you search iView's site, there is NO mention of this product EVER existing ... anywhere. How's that for a reputable company??? Never again will I even consider an iView product ... EVER!!!

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Energy EF-500 Tower Speaker Pair
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Surpassed ALL Expectations! 06/14/2013

This review is from: Energy EF-500 Tower Speaker Pair

Pros: I've had these Energy EF-500 speakers for about 7 months and absolutely LOVE them! They are a key feature of our entertainment system in our large (20ft x 28ft) family room, and they fill the room with high quality sound with NO problem at all. They reproduce crisp highs, rich mids, and punchy lows; however, they are not intended for deep bass, so I have them pared with an Onkyo 10" powered sub. A first-impression, tell-tale sign of most high-end speakers is that they sound 'tight' at first and require a 'break-in period' to deliver their full spectrum of sound (cheep speakers typically sound as good as they're going to get when first hooked up). When I turned on my receiver after hooking them up, these EF-500s indeed sounded very tight. I was initially doubtful that these would sound much better after the break-in period, but after several days of use they loosened up and blew us away.

My son-in-law has a similar setup in their home with Klipsch Synergy F-20s (similar-ish design), and these Energy EF-500s sound just as good (if not better). Not surprising if you consider that Klipsch Group is the parent company for Energy speakers...

Cons: I paid $99/pair for them on sale Oct 2012, and I should have got two pair. Will probably never see that price again...

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Factory Recertified Dell Streak 7
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I got one of these brand new last November. At first it was great, but it QUICKLY went down hiss from there...

Cons: - Don't expect ANY updates or support: Dell has abandoned the Android tablet market, and has killed all support for this device. Now you'll be lucky to get an email response saying that they no longer support it. Mine began having problems while it was still under warranty (but outside the return window). I was told by a Dell service rep that my tablet was no longer supported and there was nothing they could do for me. Thanks Dell!!!

- It is bulky & heavy for a 7-inch tablet (my new Galaxy Tab 7 is 1/2 as thick).

- Battery life is only about 1/2 the advertized time. Even with the screen dimmed and WiFi turned off I could barely watch one movie on a full charge.
- Dell

Other Thoughts: Stay away from this tablet. While other makers are providing support and updates (like Android 4.0 ICS) for their tablets, Dell treats the 7" Streak like a bad dream that never really existed. Get a Samsung, Acer, or Asus tablet and you'll be SOOOO happy you did...

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Richard C.'s Profile

Display Name: Richard C.

Date Joined: 11/15/03

  • Reviews: 32
  • Helpfulness: 19
  • First Review: 02/03/07
  • Last Review: 02/08/14
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