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ViewSonic TD2220 Black 22
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Single-point touch works quite well in Linux. It also works when used as part of a multi-monitor array once you've configured the xinput device with the right coordinate transformation matrix.

Cons: The glossy finish gave me headaches until I bought an expensive anti-glare film. Now the viewing angle has suffered somewhat when compared to the inexpensive matte-finish monitor next to it. This is a disappointing result for a touch-screen technology whose main benefit is that it doesn't require extra layers of film on top of the display surface.

Another problem with the glossy finish is that the finger doesn't glide along the surface very smoothly. Anti-glare film fixes that, too.

Screen-touching registers when your finger or pointing object is roughly a millimeter from the display surface. This takes a little getting used to, because of unexpected results while pressing or releasing.

Other Thoughts: Unless you're a fan of glossy screens, plan to spend money and time for an anti-glare film to stick to the surface. It is difficult to apply a filter to such a large screen even with an abundance of caution and patience.

Can we start listing glossy/matte finish in product specifications, please?

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Rosewill RCAB-11009 49 ft. Black USB2.0 Active Extension Cable Supports Windows 7, Gold Plated, Black
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Works when used with a keyboard

Cons: Quits working after a few minutes when used with a hub, keyboard, and mouse.

Other Thoughts: I tried this cable for use with an arcade gaming peripheral, which comes with separate USB outputs for keyboard and mouse. Using keyboard alone worked fine, but both used with a hub (I tried two of them) for some time would quit responding until unplugged and replugged at the computer end. The problem did not occur if I replaced the cable with a daisy chain of USB hubs.

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MiniSuit Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Stand Case for Google Nexus 10 (Aluminum Finish)
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

3 out of 5 eggs Partially obstructed space bar 09/28/2013

This review is from: MiniSuit Bluetooth QWERTY Keyboard Stand Case for Google Nexus 10 (Aluminum Finish)

Pros: The bottom of the keyboard is a close approximation to the back of the Nexus, so when you have the combined device closed, it really does look rather nice. Plus, you only have one thing to carry around instead of having to pocket a separate Bluetooth keyboard.

The Bluetooth connectivity sets up easily and works well.

The layout of the keyboard is mostly sensible. The backspace key hasn't shrunk as it has with some similar models.

When the device is set up on a table, the device feels very stable. The tablet rests at a fixed angle that's reclined roughly 30 degrees from the vertical. This isn't adjustable, but I find it a very comfortable angle that requires no adjustment. The device feels much less stable when put on the lap because the center of mass is so far back that it wants to roll down your knees. Still, I found it usable this way even when being jostled inside a moving car.

Cons: There are protrusions around the edge of the keyboard when in use, due to its other role as a case. One of them is in the way of part of the spacebar. If you are in, or can develop, the habit of spacing with your left thumb, you might not even notice. If you're right-thumbed, you can reach the very edge of the spacebar, but your thumb is going to be bumping up against that clasp all the time, contributing to a cramped, claw-like typing experience.

The key in "Esc" position is not "back", but "home". I found this counterintuitive. The left Ctrl key isn't found at the very corner of the layout, but has been displaced by the Fn key and one of two "back" buttons. This probably only affects you if you like to use terminal emulators in Android.

Other Thoughts: Though you can carry the case and Nexus around as a unit, when you open it for use, you either have to set it up or set the keyboard aside. It's not like a flip-cover that can be put out of the way when not in use. On the other hand, it connects via Bluetooth and not via dock, so if you have a need to put the tablet somewhere other than in the keyboard slot during use, you have the freedom to do that.

On balance, I'm happy with it, but only because I picked it up cheap.

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ROBERT P.'s Profile

Display Name: ROBERT P.

Date Joined: 08/15/07

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  • First Review: 04/13/11
  • Last Review: 12/09/13
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