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Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 Product Key Card - 1 PC
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Nothing Special 10/25/2015

This review is from: Microsoft Office Home and Business 2016 Product Key Card - 1 PC

Pros: A few new features not really useful unless your whole life revolves around dealings with clients or suppliers

Cons: Changed a lot of the menus and functions that really didn't improve operation compared with Office 2007 causing a lot of time spent hunting for how to do the same old simple things.

Other Thoughts: I bought this in an attempt to fix a problem that started about a month or so after installing Win 10 where mail received in Outlook 2007 would no longer display pictures or open other links. Based on several Outlook forums including the Microsoft community this has been a problem for years for which there are about ten different causes. Many users reported giving up and switching to other email programs. Outlook 2016 woke up with the same problem. $149 and 12 hours spent talking to tech support the fix that worked was reinstalling Win 10. It seems Outlook depends on settings in Internet Explorer and Word without telling you in the help files.

USB Portable External 3.5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Worked with seven of my computers of varying age and brand, with either Win 7 Home, Win 7 Pro, or Win 10 build 100130

Cons: Does not have New Disk Inserted function like ordinary diskette drives. Requires special procedure to read the files on the diskette on all but my Toshiba laptop from 2012. Plug in unit, wait for device to be installed (fairly fast, first time only), open Devices and Printers. right click on USB diskette, click Browse Files, click drive A: or B:, whichever pops up (I don't have any computers with a normal diskette drive installed). To read a different diskette, insert it and right click on the USB diskette as before. Only one of my computers actually showed the diskette drive in Windows Explorer,

Other Thoughts: I have no way to tell if my particular unit just has a defect which causes it to not notify the computer that the disk has been changed (or installed), but I did see a lot of reviews that said their unit didn't work at all, which is just what it looks like if you expect it to work like a standard diskette drive.

PENTAX K-50 (10894) Black 16.3 MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Surprising Performance (to occasional user) 05/24/2015

This review is from: PENTAX K-50 (10894) Black 16.3 MP Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens

Pros: Very fast and accurate autofocus in spot mode; smooth, low noise shutter action. Automatic capture mode has so far easily handled all the subjects and situations I have tried it on, even ones that didn't work with for previous cameras I have used. Image Stabilization managed to produce usable although slightly "misty" pictures (as seen on a 17" laptop full screen) in dim light using a 300mm (actual) lens hand-held; the camera adjusted the ISO to a much higher than normal value so as to use a high enough shutter speed to make it work. This is an excellent "point and shoot camera" with almost any other features needed for those impossible artistic shots.

Cons: A little too small for my large hands but I think I will get used to using it.

Other Thoughts: I bought my first Digital SLR about seven years ago after using it's film version happily for about seven years. It died after two years so I bought a high-end digital point and shoot camera instead that served me fairly well most of the time although limitations of the autofocus (no manual mode available) kept me from getting good closeups of flowers with the wind blowing and/or certain backgrounds. I have not had one picture with that problem with this camera. I don't take a lot of pictures now but have been doing it since 1960 where you had to know exactly how cameras worked in order to get good pictures.


Frank J.'s Profile

Display Name: Frank J.

Date Joined: 11/24/07

  • Reviews: 17
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  • First Review: 11/24/09
  • Last Review: 11/16/15
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