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GWC SS2115 USB 2.0 2-Port Manual Share Switch
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs 04/07/2015

This review is from: GWC SS2115 USB 2.0 2-Port Manual Share Switch

Pros: It works

buy it, I intend to buy a second one

suggested companion technology:

get a Rosewill 7-port powered hub, plug in 4 or 5 wireless dongles and go crazy with keyboards, mice, trackballs and Wacom tablets on two computers

supports quality flash drives and hard drives in powered external enclosures

plug and play under linux and winXP 7 win7

Cons: I had a great, lengthy review typed up with many interesting and useful details under all categories

but newegg logged me out of my account while I was typing and deleted everything

I have no intention of typing that all up again.

Only USB 2; it would be nice to have a USB 3 model.

It slides around the desk with only three small feet;

very bright green LED

very round & artsy design , making it useless for fitting in and integrating on a full desk

Takes at least 5 seconds for computer to recognize devices when switching between systems. Sometimes longer.

Flash devices & HDDs need to re-read/re-index, so plan on that delay.

Plus, flash drives & HDDs should be properly unmounted/ejected BEFORE switching to ensure minimum risk of data loss &/or damage.

This switch appears to have been designed as a printer-sharing switch between computers, so use of other devices on this switch may be problematic on occasion if you don't keep that in mind and plan your actions accordingly.

It does, in fact, work with every USB 2 device I've tried on it ... but I suggest cautious experimentation before relying on certain activities.

For example, switching between computers while flash drives/HDDs are connected &/or transferring data could lead to tragedy if not done carefully.

Other Thoughts: newegg, this is not the first time you have wiped out a detailed review that I put a lot of time into to try and help out my fellow travelers here.

However, it is the last time, because I really will never waste my time again adding free content to your website just so you can erase it.

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AMD  Gift - FX Core Evolution T-shirts
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs no size selection 04/07/2015

This review is from: AMD Gift - FX Core Evolution T-shirts

Pros: Quality, 100% cotton black color T-shirt.

This is a good neutral color, and dark. Much better than AMD fire-engine red or white or light/medium gray, etc.

Graphic is OKay, nothing too special. But, it's a simple design, not obnoxious, not huge. Because it's mostly white, nice that it is smalllish and relatively discreet. Also, application onto the shirt doesn't feel hot or stiff; sometimes decals like this are stiiff and get sticky ... not an issue with this one.

Cons: Had to give it away to my 10-year old nephew. No size selection possible. I'm 6'2" and 215 lbs..

They sent me a medium. :eyeroll:

My nephew wears it as a general rough play shirt that he can trash without bothering anybody. It has held up for almost six months, which does speak to the quality of the shirt.. Manufacture label was Gildan, if I recall correctly, which is usually a $5 or $6 T-shirt (without logo) at Sears, Boscov, etc. Sometimes they're on sale for $3.

Other Thoughts: I would actually wear this shirt as a general, bum-around-the-house or informal work T-shirt. I do a lot of tech work as an independent consultant, and I am an AMD fan, so I would have no problem walking around in public and advertising AMD with my customers, or (where I do ~50% of my work) at major universities where I install, repair/refurbish computers and install/maintain network & network support equipment. I might have had it for two or even three years, and used it as a conversation-starter when arguing with people about what CPU they should build their computer around.

But, because I couldn't designate the size I require, my nephew wears it to hunt frogs and skateboard with other kids in his neighborhood. It won't survive this coming summer.

Ya dun goofed up there, Big Time, AMD.

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ORICO H727RK-U3-BK 7 Port USB3.0 HUB with Premium 12V/2.5A Power Adapter (Black)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs don't buy - avoid ORICO products 01/12/2015

This review is from: ORICO H727RK-U3-BK 7 Port USB3.0 HUB with Premium 12V/2.5A Power Adapter (Black)

Pros: none

Scroll down to see my previous review from 2014-09-20; this is a follow-up to downgrade my vote and warn you that this product is in total failure. More in the Cons section.

Cons: I previously described in some detail my problems with this device (2014-09-20 below). At that time, the device still was partially useful and I kept it in service for that limited use while relying on a different manufacturer's product to perform the tasks this ORICO device failed to do.

In short, previously it did not appear to function as a powered hub. The power adapter made pretty lights on this hub, but it behaved as an unpowered hub.

Now it has failed at even that task.

Previously, I was able to use flash drives and other very low powered USB devices (such as a wireless dongle for my mouse). This limited capacity provided some use as it freed up ports that could be used by devices that did require power.

Over the last couple of months the various ports have begun to fail. Now only three of the seven will support any devices at all.

Summary: this is pure junk. DO NOT BUY.

I want to add that ORICO has been a customer support nightmare. Getting in touch with their people is problematic and took numerous attempts. When finally in contact, I was informed I would have to pay to ship the broken product to them, and they would then evaluate the product and determine if I was eligible for them to send me a replacement.

No. That's not how it works, ORICO.

Further addition: one of my other ORICO devices has also failed in the past month. I had one of their USB 3 external enclosures for a notebook 2.5" HDD. Umm, correction: I have one of them still. It just doesn't work anymore. I was transferring files from an SSD in the enclosure to a Windows PC when it abruptly ceased functioning without warning. Nothing I've done has revived it (different SSDs, HDDs, cables, systems, etc.). There is no visible damage, and it was used very lightly in the ~8 months or so I owned it.

Two of my ORICO devices failed completely under near-zero or very light use in 1 to 8 months. I'm out approximately $40 to ORICO and had to spend another ~$40 to replace those devices. I'm also out about 15 hours of my personal time (if not ~20 hours) trying to trouble-shoot the devices and dealing with the ORICO "customer support" run-around.

And they want me to pay more money on their bad products.

No, ORICO. That is NOT how it works.

Other Thoughts: It works like this, ORICO:

I won't buy another ORICO product again. I'm cutting my losses and throwing these devices into a landfill. You have stolen my money and over two full working days of my personal time.

You get nothing else form me. Ever.

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