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This review is from: LaCie Porsche Design P'9220 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive 302000
Pros: Much darker than the images show, if its in shadows you can't tell its not black, in the sun its a dark silver with a blue tint, very nice looking.
Love the sharp 90 degree corners, and brushed aluminum finish.
Runs quite cool, I'm halfway through full formatting it and it is barely above room temp.
Runs fine with only one USB port, in computers where other 2.5inch drives have needed a Y cable to get enough power.
Cons: The packaging newegg had was only a bubble envelope and the retail box, I wish they packaged all things with harddrives to be more than ready to take any possible shipping shocks. But so far I haven't encountered any errors so hopefully it was handled well during shipping. If i bought another external I'd buy more items to make sure it comes in a box.
Other Thoughts: Not sure about the speed of it yet, most of my computers don't have USB3.0 so it wouldn't be a fair test anyway.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Kingston DataTraveler 101 Gen 2 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Cyan) Model DT101G2/4GBZ
Pros: Its a 4gb flash drive I got for free when buying something else
Blue light on side to show it is working
Fast enough, but not amazing, too lazy to benchmark it at all
Cons: 4gb seems pretty small by today's standards
Nothing special about the drive, cheap design
Did not come with a string, but has a place to attach a string
Other Thoughts: If i had an option of flash drives, i'd never get this one, there are so many that are smaller size or cooler designedREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill Wide Range Wireless Speaker RLT-SP-01 Subwoofer included
Pros: Suggestions: When first turning it on, turn the transmitter on first, then the speaker. Where i had it when i first turned it on had a bunch of interference so it instantly was blasting out loud noises, this might be cause for some of the pops and death on startup other reviews mention.
I'd say for the shell shocker price, and a few slight modifications you could have a very decent very cheap outdoor speaker, which could be wireless or hardwired.
It has a 3.5 input jack on the speaker, so you could use it non-wireless to get no interference.
The power button is a on off switch, so if you cut off power then turn it back on, the speaker will still be on, so you could run power to it and turn it on and off from the source instead of using the button on the top.
Cons: Yes the bass and treble is a little high, but for causal listening outside with grass, trees, and buildings around that might be beneficial.
Setting it on a hard surface the bass is very strong, but on a softer surface (imagining grass) it is as balanced as any cheap semi-decent speaker.
It does not have volume or bass/treble controls on the speaker, your input device would have to have an equalizer to adjust it
It does not have an ipod dock, but supports holding ipods using their cable with a usb charging port on the transmitter, and just had a 3.5mm input jack
Other Thoughts: It claims it is not waterproof, but i'd suspect if you opened it up and had a tube of silicone caulk you could easily make it 99% rain proof within an hour or two, or just put a plastic bag over the top of it.
If you're keeping it outside 24/7 i'd suggest trying to replace the power unit for the speaker with one from an outdoor 12volt lighting set, which could be more waterproof