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Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player GA3A00093-A14Z01
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Works so far 11/04/2015

This review is from: Google Chromecast Streaming Media Player GA3A00093-A14Z01

Pros: The easiest media device to setup ever. Put the chromecast app on your Android, click a few times and you are done. Two taps on my Android (phablet or tablet) and my device screen is on the TV. What I see on my device is what I get on the TV. I'm streaming DLNA HD video from my NAS to VLC on my phone, then casting that to the TV. Easy.

There is also a Chromecast add-in for Chrome that works on Linux. So I can 'cast what my Linux browser can see.

Cons: It should come with the optional ethernet adapter. Wifi airwaves are too cluttered to be streaming video when not required. If you want knobs to tweak you will not find any. Using the device that you are streaming from (dual screen experience) is not going to work.

Other Thoughts: Not having yet another media client OS to learn, wiith its own apps and quirks, is great. If you can do something on your device you can now see it on your TV. I find having the video on my phone and TV at the same time annoying, so I have to cover the phone screen..

All media players have issues now and then. Codec issues, etc. Since I am streaming from Android I have a great selection of players to use that I already am familiar with.

It would be nice if it could do a few things autonomously. Hard to go wrong for $35.

USB 2.0 T Flash TF Micro SD SDHC Memory Card Reader Writer Adaptor 2 0 - LIGHT BLUE
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Nice size. Has a blue LED to tell you device activity. When the USB pins connect it works as expected.

Cons: The USB connector is not even close to standard. The gold fingers are recessed instea of raised. Always stiff to insert. Does not connect at all to any of my laptop USB connectors. It does connect to some of my hubs.

Other Thoughts: I will leave this connected to my desktop hub, I am afraid frequent insertions will ruin the mating USB pins. So no point putting it in my laptop bag. I have other similar adapters that work great.

LEMAI (8 Pieces) 5000mAh 3.7V 18650 NCR Rechargeable Li-ion Battery + Charger For Ultrafire TrustFire LED Flashlight, Torch, Laser Pointer
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Cheap. These will be perfect for when friends want to borrow some batteries. I'll never care if I get them back.

Cons: I put them all directly into a 2A/cell charger. 4 charged fine, 2 took overnight, 2 never charged after several days. I put the 4 best cells in a 3500 lumen flashlight and runtime was poor.

Other Thoughts: The cells had no protection circuit, so they are a bit short. Can't take an egg off for that as no protection circuit was promised. I cut open the 2 bad cells. They appear to be new cells, so I suspect these were manufacturing rejects.

I have not tested these yet, but I doubt they are even 2Ah.


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Display Name: gary m.

Date Joined: 02/18/04


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  • First Review: 04/23/08
  • Last Review: 11/04/15
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