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MIDLAND GXT1050VP4 50-Channel 36-Mile Waterproof 2-Way GMRS Radio (Pair)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Lots of useful features, including group send modes. Would have been very useful to me, if not for the cons.

Cons: The built in speaker, even at max volume is very quite. I had a hard time hearing it even in a quite room. Even the included headset, it remained quite. Even at max volume, using the headset, I could not hear someone talking into the other radio while I was in a moderately noisy room. We even tried turning whisper mode on on the transmitting unit, and the other person practically yelled.

Other Thoughts: I expected WAY better from a Midland product, I've had radios from them for years, and never had such a stupid problem. I guess I need to find a new manufacturer.

VANTEC CB-USBARC-3 5M Black VLink USB 3.0 Active Repeater Cable
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Works as USB2

Cons: Only repeats as USB2.0.

Periodically drops the connection.

Other Thoughts: While this Device does indeed repeat using the XHCI protocol, it only repeats USB2.0 signals, NOT USB3.0 signals. While I can plug any USB2.0 device into it and it will work, a USB3.0 device will not even work as USB2.

I put a USB3 hub on it (which I also tested by plugging directly into my system's USB3 port, and it worked fine), and it WILL work as a USB2 Hub, but NOT a USB3 hub. And again, any USB2 device plugged into the hub would work, but any USB3 device would simply not work at all. For reference, both my system and the hub used Fresco Logic USB3 chips.

iStarUSA D-213ASE-MATX Black Aluminum 2U Rackmount Compact microATX Chassis 1 External 5.25
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Lightweight but solid case.
Has Venting where the PSU unit goes for PSUs with a 120mm fan.

Cons: The Filter door on the right side, where the two 60mm fans mount, completely covers 2/3s of the right hand fan and about 1/5 of the left fan. It also only has enough filter space for about 1 fan. If you're only using the 1 60mm fan (specifically, the left fan, the one closer to the center), this case would probably be fine. But the right fan is all but useless unless you open the door or remove it..

One other drawback, the 120mm fan space over the PSU does not have filter material on it, but to my knowledge, most Server PSUs draw from the back, not the bottom.

Other Thoughts: I just removed the right door and put my own filter material over the fan intakes, works fine, but if I order a case with filter material, I expect to be able to use it.....

I'm also not sure the PSU venting is even on the right side, I didn't check.

I disassembled part of the case to take a look at some things, and I found that one of the rack mounting brackets had the screw holes that attach it to the case misaligned. It came per-assembled, so it wouldn't normally be a problem, but to get it back together, I had to grind out the holes some. But it does indicate poor quality work to me.


Ryan L.'s Profile

Display Name: Ryan L.

Date Joined: 09/06/06

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 11/17/12
  • Last Review: 08/30/13
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