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Pros: The most significant and most distinguishing pro: my lower back pain... gone. Why? I can only speculate, but the high-back design with its head cushion and lumbar support apply pressure at the lower back and at the shoulders, and thus encourage a good posture. It certainly helps that this chair is modeled after car chairs (which is what originally attracted my attention). In any case, this is an accomplishment that I have not had in any other chair, even in comparable price ranges.
Apart from that, this is certainly a very comfortable chair, even for the discerning office dweller. It has the essential adjustment points: Height (but see cons), tilt (lock and with spring), and backrest angle.
The backrest tilts full 90 degrees. This is more of a gimmick, but a large tilting angle certainly helps when this chair is used for, e.g., watching movies.
Overall, a purchase I certainly did not regret.
Cons: Here is where this model falls short of its high-price ambitions:
First, the gas pressure column is too short. Waaay too short. I actually removed it and inserted one from a different chair, which added some 4" to the maximum seat height, direly needed for my 6ft plus frame.
Second, the armrests cannot adjusted backwards. With this, I cannot push close enough to the table. I will need to make two simple aluminum adapters to adjust the armrests back. Not good in a high-price chair. Right, DXRacer?
Moreover, I believe that a chair in this price range allows for some nitpicking, so here goes...
The synthetic leather finish appears a bit cheap. A textile option would certainly be attractive.
Colors are garish. The all-black model was out of stock. For a home office, the black-orange combination is not all that bad, but with DXRacer's guessing game which of their models could be randomly in stock, I didn't want to take chances.
The seat tilt spring is too strong. Its strength is adjustable, but the spring is probably designed for a person twice my weight. It just keeps the chair upright unless I press really hard agains the back.
The fastex lock for the lumbar cushion likes to unlatch all by itself. Need to replace it with a good one from my hiking gear.
Other Thoughts: I think that the more serious flaws (gas spring column too short, armrests not adjutsble, cheap finish) would warrant two or three eggs off, but it did a miracle with my lower back. That alone would warrant 5+ eggs, so my compromise is four eggs.
With a little effort, DXRacer could make this a true killler chair. Hope you read this, guys. Design work ahead.
This review is from: AGT 27W 30 Degree Round LED Spot Light Off Road 4x4 - White (Pair)
Pros: Using two of these to illuminate an electronics workspace. Brilliant light that makes it much less of a strain to see small components.
* Very flexible power suply, 12V to 24V. An old laptop power supply (usually 19V) is more than suitable to supply a pair of these lamps. Or they could be fed directly from a 12V line form a computer PSU.
* Can be mounted flexibly on a pair of aluminum rods
* Very reasonable power consumption (slightly less than 2.5A at 12V, but less than 1.5A at 19V per lamp)
* Low DC voltage makes the lamps relatively safe to operate (unlike 120V flood lights)
Cons: I wish they had a slightly lower color temperature. I have to supplement the illumination with incandescent background light to make it more comfortable for the eyes.
Other Thoughts: These spot lights are by no means limited to vehicles. I can envision dozens of places for spot illumniation in the house, from work places to picture highlights (although the somewhat ugly body of the lamps needs to be hidden in those cases. The only item needed is a wall transformer 12V, 2.5A or said laptop power supply. Let your imagination fly.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This GeForce GTX650Ti is a good mid-level card for pretty much all office applications and most games except perhaps the most recent and demanding ones.
This card performed well for me until it burned up (see cons)
Cons: After about four months of operation (in a Linux machine, 24/7, but most of the time idle), the computer shut down. I restarted it, suspecting the power supply and saw how something on the card burned up with a bright white flash -- easy to see through the mesh of a high-airflow case.
Upon closer examination, the component that failed was a low-ESR, 10 microfarad ceramic chip capacitor (not even one of the notorious electrolytics). Another restart attempt, and the next capacitor went in sparkling glory. The capacitors are part of the PCI-e power supply, and those capacitors should not even get hot, let alone burn. A serious design flaw on Galaxy's side.
Unfortunately, this happened after the no-hassle Newegg RMA period ended, and I had to go through Galaxy for RMA. Unfortunately too, Galaxy specifically excludes burnt components, as can be seen on galaxytech.com's web site under RMA policies.
It would appear as if Galaxy took a cheap way out of honoring their warranty obligations, because this is clearly a product failure under normal operating conditions. Due to these policies, I essentially wrote off the card, but this will be my last Galaxy product for the foreseeable future.
Other Thoughts: Having decided to forfeit the warranty, I examined the questionable card further. I replaced the chip capacitors by equivalent ones, but with a higher voltage rating (and even lower ESR), but found that these, too, became unacceptably hot. Interestingly, the card works overall, despite the dramatic component failure. With suitable capacitors, it may even be salvageable. However, it is a marvel of poor design that ceramic capacitors fail due to overheating under otherwise normal conditions. Shame on the designers.READ FULL REVIEW