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StarTech 19 Piece Computer Tool Kit in a Carrying Case - Retail
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Much higher quality than most computer toolkits. Actual hardened metal on the screwdrivers, so the tips' gripping notches don't strip away when you slip off screws; and screwdriver handles offer a real screwdriver grip so you can apply real torque; both unlike most PC toolkits.

Includes all the screwdriver sizes you need for computer work.

Nice durable case.

Good price for the quality you're getting.

Cons: Cheap-ish feeling soldering iron.

Other Thoughts: A breath of fresh air if you're sick of cheap PC toolkits that don't feel solid or last long, and at a great price.

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Kensington K72357US Black USB Wired Slim Keyboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Pretty good 08/23/2011

This review is from: Kensington K72357US Black USB Wired Slim Keyboard

Pros: Very slim, decent looking, decent quality.

Cons: Keys and mechanisms are low quality. Tilting feet don't raise the keyboard high enough, which is very nitceable on such a slim keyboard, and they are similarly low in quality.

Other Thoughts: I like the fact that someone set out to make a desktop keyboard that mimics the signature HP Pro/Elite series laptop key style, as it's always been a favorite of mine.

I'm disappointed in the quality shown here though. While the bulk of the keyboard feels nice and dense, the keys themselves are the opposite, made of low-grade plastic, feeling very light and unsubstantial; they're allowed to wiggle and rattle in place too much, and the mechanisms don't have enough tactile click or spring. They keys also don't have tactile surfaces, but are rather flat and simple molded plastic. It all feels a bit too plasticy in general.

Other reviewers seem to like this, and maybe I don't because I have an HP Elite laptop, whose keyboard this is meant to mimic, and this seems like a cheap knockoff in comparison.

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Acer B243HLbmdrz Black 24
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: These are simply beautiful.

Aside from obviously being pretty large, the picture is outstanding. I work in an office where we have lots of different LCD screens from lots of different brands, and comparing side-by-side you can really see these are the best, by far. They go brighter, produce a crisper image that's much easier to look at, and have much better contrast: the blacks are blacker and the whites are a lot whiter. Colors are more accurate: looking at photos of people, you can see the more accurate skin tones produced on this.

Of course it has a real stand with all the adjustments, which is great.

Cons: Price.

I always hated the Acer on-screen menu system. Luckily I don't have to use it often, but I do wish they would update it already. It's confusing, cumbersome, and slow to navigate, and hasn't changed in many years. Just to change the brightness takes at least 6 clicks.

Other Thoughts: A beautiful monitor that I will probably buy more of because they're a big hit at my office. Even the people who complained a little about the money I spent on them were happy once I gave them one :)

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Hillel A.'s Profile

Display Name: Hillel A.

Date Joined: 08/23/10

  • Reviews: 13
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  • First Review: 11/09/10
  • Last Review: 12/02/11
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