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This review is from: Tripp Lite SMART1000RMXL2U 1000VA 900W UPS Smart LCD Rackmount AVR 120V USB DB9 2URM
Pros: Rack mountable (4 post). There is a 2 post kit available. Best / most useful display of the Tripplite UPS's I've used. Resonable size and weight for its rating.
Cons: Documentation is poor. I.E. there is a USB and COM monitoring ports each, but not clear whether you can use both or just one at a time. Software is horrible - confusing UI, and I've yet been able to make it work on the network as cited (I downloaded the latest version from the TrippLite website). Don't try to learn it while powering a critical server, there are times when it isn't clear it's going to shutdown the O/S and UPS.
Other Thoughts: I've been buying TrippLite UPSs for a while now, after getting fed up with another very popular vendor. After a growing pile of failed units (not just the batteries), enough is enough. I've had various TrippLite UPSs for years, and not one has been delegated to the to-be-recycled pile so far.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I wanted this to raise my laptop, and be able to nudge it closer by being over my plug in keyboard about 1/2 way. This does it perfectly! The built in USB hub is a nice perk, as I now have a convenient place to plug in my keyboard and mouse. The height is great, After a couple of weeks I've never bumped the item while reaching for my keyboard. It's a vision and posture saver, exactly as I needed!
Cons: The sides are about 3/8" above the glass, so with a 17" laptop it blocks the CD drawer ejecting fully from the side of the LT. Minor con for sure, I just raise the laptop a bit to access it, hardly ever use the CD drive anyway. It's a monitor stand as well, which would not be an issue. Also, I COULD place the laptop all the way left and it would probably accommodate the CD drawer. This, or anything else would prevent my purchase of this item!
Other Thoughts: Fully recommended. Assembly is easy. Included are small rubber feet, a necessity to prevent it sliding around the desktop. The glass seems solid, I'm not worried it will break in normal use. It's attractive, and doesn't look like a cheap addition to a workspace. I should have purchased this a long time ago!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Zebra ZP450 High Speed Direct Thermal Label Printer
Pros: Owned for about 2 years. Prints clear, fast labels from our UPS WorldShip (c) software. This is an approved label printer for the software, so the choice was a no-brainer. Thermal transfer, so no ribbons or ink to bother with.
Cons: After about 2 years, it's starting failing to detect the end/start of labels. A cursory attempt at repair (blowing out visible sensors with canned air) didn't help. For the price, I'm not even considering the time and expense of paying for repair, ordering a new printer. We've printed countless thousands of labels, so 2 years of life is still an excellent value!READ FULL REVIEW