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Logitech Harmony 900 Universal RF Remote Control
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Good, not perfect 05/28/2013

This review is from: Logitech Harmony 900 Universal RF Remote Control

Pros: Reduces the remotes on my coffee table
Ergonomic
Build quality seems high

Cons: Dead AC adapter
Cumbersome "soft" keys
VERY outdated software

Other Thoughts: After reading the negative reviews on this "refurb" unit, I almost didn't buy it, but the price was good and I very much wanted to scale down the six remotes on my coffee table. I thought it would be appropriate for me to post that contrary to several of the reviews, my experience was mostly a positive one.

Several of the reviews have said that instead of “refurb” this should be called “used”. I did not find that to be the case. My unit showed up in the original box, with all the included equipment, and most of it was wrapped in plastic. The remote and charging cradle both looked brand new, and there was even an extra, new battery thrown in for good measure. The only thing not wrapped in plastic was one of the AC adapters. More on that later.

I like to fully charge before I start to play with new electronics, so I unpacked the remote, cradle, “old” battery, and AC adapter, assembled, and plugged in. Nothing happened. I wiggle the connections and re-insert the battery. Nothing. I try the new battery. Nothing. I notice that there seems to be a light on the cradle that isn’t lit and wonder if I have a bad cradle. I didn’t want to crack open the cradle so I swap the AC adapter (meant for the RF receiver) and Voilà! The light comes on and the remote starts to charge. I try the first adapter on the RF receiver and get nothing. Dead AC adapter. -1

The remote itself is pretty intuitive, but the software isn’t… at all. Actually, Logitech should hire someone to make some software that doesn’t suck. You have the ability to change the soft key order and content, but it’s a long process. When I try to change the hard keys, it never takes. -1

This is my first Harmony remote, so the “sequences” that everyone is griping about, I don’t have experience with. However, I will say that the “activities” buttons only work most of the time. Kind of annoying. I can switch over to “Devices” and make the changes, but I don’t think that’s supposed to be the point.

Overall, it controls my devices pretty well, and the device database does indeed contain the commands for even the more obscure buttons. However, it’s not perfect and will likely take a considerable setup time if you’re anywhere as particular as I am.

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Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great Value 04/12/2013

This review is from: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO - CPU Cooler with 120 mm PWM Fan

Pros: Cools it off.

Cons: None of which I can think.

Other Thoughts: I have an i7-870 and I used my stock Intel cooler for 2.5 years. My idle temps hovered around 41°C, gaming load around 65°C, and full load... well, I never actually got there because I got nervous around 85°C and shut it down.

After the EVO, my idle is 30°C, gaming load at 45°C, and full load (Prime 95) hovers at 50-51°C constant. No overclock.

I added a second CM fan, which only helped about 2°, so you can decide if you need that.

Highly recommended at the price point.

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SAMSUNG 22X Half-Height DVD Writer 22X DVD+R 8X DVD+RW 16X DVD+R DL 22X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model SH-S223L LightScribe Support
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Inexpensive
Fast
Reliable

Cons: Loud. Sounds like a hairdryer when at max speed.

Other Thoughts: I've had this drive for 2.5 years and haven't had a single functional problem. However, since the product is discontinued, I'm not really sure why i'm writing this review. Oh, well.

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Display Name: Luke H.

Date Joined: 12/12/09

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  • First Review: 02/07/13
  • Last Review: 05/28/13
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