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This review is from: PNY Optima SSD7SC240GOPT-RB 2.5" 240GB SATA III Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Pros: Everything arrived as expected. Did a reinstall of Win7Pro 64-bit - previously ran it from a 7200RPM 32mb cache HDD - and can see immediate improvements when multitasking (i.e., opening "too many" web browser tabs while doing other things). The OS reinstall was the least painful ever once I got it started, since the usual 3-hour process took about 10 minutes including restarts.
Cons: Does not come with a 3.5" adapter bracket - but then again, it doesn't claim to include one.
Other Thoughts: Bought heavily on sale, with a rebate. Unlike another reviewer who stated he got his unsealed with no UPC, mine came in a black box surrounded by product-related cardstock (with a UPC) and sealed in shrink wrap.
I have no idea how fast mine is technically, because I don't feel the need to run benchmarks. But, as someone who's using it for gaming & 'productivity', I don't see how a faster SSD could improve performance more than it already has. Glad I upgraded, and money well spent!
This review is from: USB Micro B (M) to USB A (F) Adapter- (Black Color)
Pros: Connects...briefly and intermittently.
Might work on other devices.
Cons: Does not work on Nexus 7 for any useable length of time.
At first, I thought the software I had for reading USB drives, etc., was faulty, but then I tried connecting a device my camera - which has a cord that lights up when it has a connection. About 10% of the time, as I moved the connecter ever-so-slightly back and forth, it lit up. It never lit up for more than a couple seconds at a time.
The male connector is only about 1mm shorter than my charging cable connector, so it's either this very slight difference, or just faulty hardware.
Other Thoughts: I normally wouldn't give a cord/adapter 1 star for not working on my particular device, but in this case, the Nexus 7 (or 10) is the obvious most likely use: It's popular, has a large enough screen to want to use desktop computer peripherals/attachments/storage, but it's got no expandable storage space of its own.
Wish I had just bought a short USB OTG cord instead. Could have wrapped it around the back of the device when using a USB drive to watch movies, etc.
This review is from: Gear Head SP3250USB 2.1 Speaker System - 14 W RMS - Gold, Black
Pros: Excellent price for a 2.1 setup for those who - like me - can't really handle a setup without some sort of sub. Very small footprint. Nice to just have USB power - I can finally downgrade to a smaller power strip.
Cons: Sub is what you'd expect for something that is only about 5"x6"x6" and runs on USB power: It outputs bass, just not very loud. Left & Right speakers are worse than expected - extremely metallic at any volume.
Other Thoughts: Since a fried RCA port on my old sub was my reason for speaker shopping, I can still use my old speakers with this new mini-subwoofer. If that wasn't the case, I'd probably be returning it.
The sub has an integrated 3.5mm input (I couldn't reuse my nice volume control cord, unfortunately) and an integrated USB cord for power. The RCA jacks do allow you to swap in other speakers, though. There is also a volume control dial on the BACK of the SUB - just about the worst place I can think of. Newegg really needs more than a front-only picture of this item...