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WLToys V959 Future Battleship 4-Axis Gyro IR RC Remote Control UFO Quadcopter Helicopter Camera
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Includes camera, larger "mini" sized quad, functions easily accessible on remote, looks cool, includes spare props, very decent price for a RTF quad with camera. Can add cool toys like missile launcher, bubble gun, squirt gun, and grappling hook. Starting and stopping video is one-button easy - taking pictures requires looking down at the transmitter to press the right button, so not as easy.

Cons: Videos and pictures pretty blurry, only comes with one battery, LEDs pop out (just hot glued in). Also the motor arms are held in place by friction, so if you happen to get caught up in a tree or (in my case) a chain link fence, you can pull a motor off and tear some wires pretty easily. Spare arms with wires are affordably available from other sources online.

Other Thoughts: This is a great value. The quad itself is "mini", about 300mm diagonally motor shaft to motor shaft. As such, it lumbers a bit with the camera. The camera is a fun toy, but the images are pretty blurry (I have to see if I can tear it apart to refocus the camera lens). But, take the camera off, and this thing can zip around like a micro quad! Very agile, easy to fly even at 100% without the camera. Also, without the camera, I can get 6-9 minutes of flight per battery even though I am yanking and banking pretty aggressively. I took this thing up so high it was hardly visible, and never lost signal. The flip mode is interesting - just press a button, and flip in the direction the next time you pitch or roll hard. Highly recommended for those that want more than a micro but can't afford a Phantom or 350QX just yet.

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Acer X1240 1024 x 768 2700 lumens DLP Projector 10,000:1
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Nice low cost projector 01/22/2014

This review is from: Acer X1240 1024 x 768 2700 lumens DLP Projector 10,000:1

Pros: Quick start up and shut down, fairly small, two VGA inputs and one output, nice bright picture, simple controls, adjustments for height and tilt, comes with a remote, low price

Cons: This is a long-throw projector (high distance to image size ratio) and needs to be fairly far back from the screen for a decent size image. Fairly limited amount of zoom adjustment. No lens cap (really?). Does not cool the bulb down on shutdown (maybe that's not needed?). No HDMI input. The case is shiny plastic that gets scratched up and dusty almost instantly.

Other Thoughts: I got this projector on sale and the deal included a free self-standing projection screen, so I am thrilled with what I got.

When you are shopping for a projector, you need to consider not only the brightness (lumens), the contrast ratio (how black are the blacks), and the input connections, but pay attention to the "throw ratio", which is expressed in a ratio of some number to 1 (like 1.4:1), and will often be a range for those with adjustable zoom. This will determine how far back (or how close) you can and need to place the projector in order to get a proper sized image. If I knew this was a long-throw projector with somewhat limited zoom, I may have opted for a different model (though at the price and with the screen, I'd be stupid to have passed it up), It does mean that my choices for where to place the projector are limited. I'll deal with that.

This is a nice quiet, bright capable projector for general purpose use at a very good price. It's my second Acer projector (the other one is an LED super-portable one) and I think their quality is above average. I would recommend this to anyone doing PPT presentations and occasional movie watching in an average lighted room.

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Acer F80-S01 Tripod Projection Screen
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Awesome Screen 09/18/2013

This review is from: Acer F80-S01 Tripod Projection Screen

Pros: BIG. 80" diagonal (measured it to be sure). Opens and closes easily, and the mechanics feel very solid. Convenient and comfortable carry handle/built-in case. Well balanced when carrying it. Feet swing out to give it extra stability. Nice reflectivity. Got it in a bundle deal with an Acer projector purchase.

Cons: Very few cons. It is not the most compact thing when it is closed, but it's BIG when opened, so those kind of go hand in hand. Mine had a few scuff marks on it and the very upper-right corner of the white area had a bit of black smudges/streaking, but those will be non-issues in my use of the screen.
Also, this is really only for use indoors on a flat, level, hard surface. Any thick carpet or uneven floor might allow it to tip forward. We used it in a barn the first time, and it leaned forward a bit but never tipped.

Other Thoughts: I got this in a bundle with an Acer projector purchase, and this is the BEST bundled item I have ever received in all my NewEgg years. Everyone in our office was amazed at the quality for the price.

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David F.'s Profile

Display Name: David F.

Date Joined: 05/28/02

  • Reviews: 26
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  • First Review: 03/26/08
  • Last Review: 05/05/14
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