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DeLonghi TRH0715SH Heater
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great heater 01/10/2014

This review is from: DeLonghi TRH0715SH Heater

Pros: * Low price for high quality, minimalist appearance.
* I have been comparing it to a more expensive Delonghi heater I've used for two years, and at first thought it did not heat as well. It turned out I was wrong--the heating modes was just ever so slightly more conservative on this one in terms of how the thermostat was set. I've done a lot of testing with a Kill-A-Watt meter, and this heater is able to maintain a very steady temperature (within tenth of a degree) at even power usage rate (71.4F room temperature at 0.72 kW every hour exactly for 16 hours straight.) The older heater was just on more, so it felt like it was heating faster--but it was also using correspondingly more Watts, so makes sense.
* tip over switch / overheating alarm are nice features to have!
* the wheels roll smoothly

Cons: * I think perhaps air convection is not as maximized with the generic fin design as it would be with fancier fin designs, but really over time, it does the job of heating fine.
* Be careful touching the fins on this heater--they do get very hot. Won't burn you if you touch momentarily, but you can't really hold onto them to move the heater--use the dedicated handle.

Other Thoughts: I only ever need to keep my Delonghi heaters at low power setting--sometimes medium. Never had any use for the high 1500 W setting. The cord is never warm to touch, nor the socket it's plugged into.

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Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard CherryMX Brown Switch USB + Wrist Rest
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: * Pleasant non-intrusive red backlight
* Keys feel smooth and very good
* Keys are not wobbly in the least and go straight down
* No problems entering very-fast loading BIOS or anything else
* Useful wrist-rest
* Really, it's a great keyboard!

Cons: * None I can think of! I don't care about using my keyboard for USB-pass-through, as I plug in any occasional peripherals into my case. Kind of awkward to plug and unplug stuff from a keyboard anyway.

Other Thoughts: Some general advice:
* use a different mini-USB cable--a softer one to avoid possibly loosening the mini-USB port

* When changing the Trigger Key to function as Windows Key, don't forget to set the profile afterwards--press Trigger Key + F1 to activate the first profile and remember it

* If you find mechanical keyboards loud, try using O-rings to dampen the bottoming out sound. Search a major retailer (starts with A) for "Buna O-Rings 50A" and get a package of 125 rings. Install a ring under each keycap = sound dampening.

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BitFenix Recon Fan Controller
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great controller with some drawbacks 01/01/2013

This review is from: BitFenix Recon Fan Controller

Pros: * Convenient touch-screen control
* 5 channels are pretty sufficient
* Temperature probes are nifty
* Does very well at Manual settings

Cons: * Resets from Manual to Auto mode periodically for no apparent reason (after rebooting the computer). Not too frequently, but every once in a while I have to redo all of my manual static RPM settings

* Temperature probes are very difficult to attach in a meaningful way. They are easier to attach to a heatpipe of a heatsink, but I stopped using them when I got a closed-loop liquid cooler. Even on heatpipes, temperature reading was only a ballpark value

* Touching the Power button does nothing: does not turn off the screen or anything at all.

* RPM increase / decrease in increments of 100RPM--would be great if it were 50RPM, but that's a very minor point

* Screen is not legible at angles greater than 40 degrees or so - thankfully my computer is on my desk, so it's not an issue for me personally, but I did not get a second because my other computer is on the floor.

Other Thoughts: Overall, I'm very content with this digital fan controller. It's a lot more accurate for setting multiple fans to the same RPM (such as having 4 fans on a double radiator for push/pull airflow) - would be a lot more difficult with manual knobs or levers. It does what I need it to do, which is keep my fans at static RPM. I have not played with Recon software because of the lack of customizeable fan curves, but there is 3rd party software for that (which I've also not had a need to use yet).

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Date Joined: 03/02/10

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