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This review is from: Rosewill RKKS-12001 Digital Kitchen Scale-Retail
Pros: Inexpensive, small form factor, capacitive touch buttons.
It's a good scale for general purpose needs. If you need beyond 1 gram precision, get a lab scale.
Cons: Sometimes the buttons need to be pressed a few times to operate.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: OLYMPUS VN-702PC USB PC Interface Digital Audio Recorder
Pros: Easy to set up, easy to record, easy to transfer content to your computer.
Cons: The transfer rate is very slow (from internal memory). If I had to record more content, I would use the micro SD card slot and a card reader. Sometimes the microphone picks up interference and playback contains some clicks and beeps.
Other Thoughts: In general, it is a great recorder. I bought it for recording lectures at school, and it performs quite well. The options to filter the mic input for speech are very handy as well, removing most of the booming you'll get from air systems and general din.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Incredible value ($/GB) for a Western Digital product.
Cons: The drive does hum occasionally. Perhaps it is under heavy read / write from the computer.
Other Thoughts: As with most things, you get what you pay for. If you just need a drive to hold music, movies, documents, and you have most of it backed up already, you should be good to go.
I have read many reviews about "Dead on Arrival" drives, it is probably due to ESD (electrostatic discharge) events, and I noticed that this drive arrived in regular bubble wrap. The drive's static shielding bag should keep the drive safe, but bubble wrap is incredibly triboelectric. Some users may be inadvertently frying their drives with >20 kV discharges. Just a suggestion for sensitive equipment like hard drives and memory that don't ship in their own factory boxes, wrap them in antistatic foam to keep ESD event likelihood to a minimum.