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This review is from: Sonicare Diamond Clean Whitening Electric Toothbrush, Black, HX9352/04
Pros: - Build quality is outstanding
- Design is modern and stylish in an understated way
- Wireless charging
Cons: - A bit on the expensive side
Other Thoughts: I just got this today so I will have to update this review once I actually use it (the manual says you should charge it for 24 hours prior to use). Until then, this review will only be on the design and build quality of the device.
And that is, in a word, excellent.
I got the Black Edition. The body looks and feels like quality. It is solidly built, like it will last forever. No cheap plastic, no flex in the chassis. The materials are top notch. There is only one button on this thing and it feels like it was designed with longevity in mind.
The travel case - light but sturdy. Again, there is no flex or hint of cheapness. The outside is textured. The best way I can describe it is that it is very similar to ballistic nylon weave on the Motorola Droid Turbo (my current phone). You will not be dropping this thing (even if your hands are wet) and if you do it feels like it will protect the toothbrush from a 5 story drop.
The charging glass - the most impressive feature so far is the wireless (inductive) charging. There are no charging ports on the unit. Both in the included charging glass and in the travel case, charging is done wirelessly. It's the same as in some of the newer phones: just set it close to the charger and it starts charging. No wires required.
This thing is a bit expensive, but for the sale price at which I purchased it (nearly $50 below what other retailers and Sonicare itself sells it for) it is well worth it. Considering the design, materials, how it feels in your hand and the technology used, I'd say this is well worth it. You know exactly where the money went.
Pros: I've got the WNDR3700v4. Great router, good features, setup was simple. I've got a 15 megabit connection through TWC and it tested out at 16mb, same as direct from the modem so no issues with throughput. Having dual band capability is nice. It's like having 2 wireless networks in your house.
Cons: The 2.4 GHz band is great, gives a strong, steady signal. The 5 GHz leaves much to be desired. I don't know if it's the transmitter but I get a better signal from three of my neighbors houses than I do with the Netgear 5 GHz band (while sitting 10 feet away from the router). With all the talk of bad radios in previous versions of this router it makes me kind of nervous about long term reliability of this unit.
Other Thoughts: I've still got a D-Link DGL-4300 that works flawlessly. I only upgraded because it's outdated and doesn't support DD-WRT. The 5 GHz issue is concerning in a product that's less than 2 months old. The signal hasn't deteriorated, so I don't know if it's really a problem or if that's how it's supposed to be. I've got a desktop PC, laptop, a Xbox 360, a Xbox One and two smart phones connected to it (via wired and 2.4 GHz wireless) and it seems to be doing just fine. I've relegated the 5 GHz to guest WiFi only. I also love the fact that the lights are not overly bright (like my old Dlink).READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Built a new system back in March but only installed 4GB of memory (2 x 2GB, also G.Skill) since my budget at the time was stretched to it's limit. Decent, but not as quick as I liked and have always had delays using some programs due to limited memory. I saw this on sale for $29.99 ($39.99, promo code for $10 off and free shipping) and decided I couldn't pass it up. Glad I didn't. Only been installed for 3 days now, but the response time is greatly improved. Memory intensive apps/functions are much quicker (to be expected when tripling the amount of available memory). This is the second time I've used G.Skill and both have been positive experiences.
Cons: Not really a con because I will never see it inside my Antec 300 case and beauty is a subjective thing, but the styling of the heat spreader could be better. I understand they were going for the "rifle" theme, but did they really need to add iron sights to ends of the heat spreaders? i also own these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231193. I think they are much better looking without a nice, subtle styling. I'm a "less is more" type of guy. It's a minor complaint, merely a matter of personal taste.
Other Thoughts: No problems. Took all of five minutes to install. Shut down PC, switch power supply switch to "off", remove side panel, add memory to empty slots, then power on and test to see if computer works and recognizes new memory. Fired up the first time and has been running 3 days since. I'll keep these in my wishlist. If they go on sale again I may upgrade again for 16Gb total.READ FULL REVIEW