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Kensington Black USB Car Charger for All USB-Powered Device (K39242US)
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs It works, always. 04/16/2011

This review is from: Kensington Black USB Car Charger for All USB-Powered Device (K39242US)

Pros: It charges my USB devices (Blackberry, Thunderbolt...) at the same speed the normal electric charger does.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: It is tempting to purchase the cheap chargers. After trying a couple of the cheap ones, I decided not to waste more time and money. This unit works every time and you will not be disappointed by thinking your device is being charged to find out an hour later it is out of juice.

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OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs An excellent way to boost performance 12/25/2009

This review is from: OCZ Vertex Series OCZSSD2-1VTX120G 2.5" 120GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: Extremely fast: applications execution is instant. I used to think the main bottleneck for the installation of Windows was the CD drive speed. However, this drive proved me wrong. I didn't time the installation time for office or Windows, however, it was much much faster than previous installations.

Quiet: no sound. As I disconnectd my WD 500GB drive, the low winy noise went away. Now I really can't tell if the PC is on or not.
Low power consumption.
Very compatible with Windows 7: windows 7 install with this drive was sooo easy and a pleasure. Just plug and play.

Low cost relative to what you receive.

I had a Core II Duo 2.66GHz for a couple of years now and had the itch to get some speed improvement. Almost purchased an I7 processor. A solid state drive with the buzz around it became my other option to boost performance. I am glad I decided to take the Solid State Drive path. With 120GB, I had all the space needed. Windows consumed 11GB, Office another 4.

Cons: None. Well, maybe on thing: as I pulled the drive out of the packaging, it felt very light compared with the drives we are used to. So, for a few moments I had a hard time believing this item in my hand cost a few hundreds of dollars. This feeling went away very quickly as the drive was put to work :)

Other Thoughts: Lets forget about technicals for a second (Seek time, MBits/ sec...). The main factor about the drive is the change in the USER EXPERIENCE. With faster CPU or a faster Graphics you still have a wait time for apps execution. This drive changes all that. With everything instant and without listening to the hard drive churn, you really feel you have entered a newphase of PCs. It puts simle on your face, and instead of the WOW you get when you had a faster CPU, you feel privilaged that you entered the new phase of computing.

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LG Blu-ray Player BD390
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs The Full Package 12/06/2009

This review is from: LG Blu-ray Player BD390

Pros: First of all, it plays Blu Ray disks producing the best possible picture and sound you would expect. Now for the extras: (1) it plays Netflix movies. (2) It plays youtube. (3) It plays other on-line video sources like pay per view type services. (4) Most important, it does that via the WiFi connection; no need to string a wire to the player. I have a DSL 8MB connection, using a G-Wireless connection which allows me to watch the HD movies at Netflix with a superb quality. I think the player supports even the wireless N standard, owever, I never saw the need to even investigate this option. What about older movies: this player pumped a new life into them. The video quality is excellent. Another pleasant surprise is it played some movies I brought from overseas with a differnet region code!! This used to be a function of only a few DVD players, so now I can get rid of my other DVD connection and the extra remote control. The automatic BIOS upgrade is also great.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: Excellent video quality player with the added feature of playing netflix and youtube wirelessly. I find myself watching youtube or netflix more than cable TV. The beautiful part is I believe it upscales youtube, making the quality better thant on PC. I am about to disconnect my cable connection. So this player would pay for itself in a few months. I've hadit for about 6 months now, and still can't see a comparable product on the market.

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Display Name: Matt A.

Date Joined: 03/31/03

  • Reviews: 8
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  • First Review: 10/14/07
  • Last Review: 04/16/11
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