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DEEPCOOL Gamer Storm CAPTAIN 120EX CPU Liquid Cooler AIO Water Cooling Ceramic Bearing Pump Visual Liquid Flow with 120mm PWM Fan Rubber Coating Deep Silent Support LGA 2011-v3
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Pros: For an AIO sealed liquid cooling solution this is pretty compact. It fits very well in my mid tower case (I plan on upgrading soon to a full tower but just haven't been able to decide which one I like) though is still just as tight a fit as every other component. I pulled an Intel brand AIO sealed liquid cooler in order to install this one. I like the Intel because it has the Intel logo in blue LED and looks great with the blue lights in my case but I have been considering going with a different color scheme when I upgrade. To that end I have decided to continue using this Deepcool. Also I really don't want to have to gut my PC again.

I saw no significant temperature decrease or increase so this cooler functions just as well as one Intel chooses to put their logo on. I would not be at all reluctant to use this cooler. It really does look good and function well.

Though the cooler is quite simple to install (look up videos on YouTube or other places online with a simple web search) the instructions included are pretty terrible. Seriously (and this isn't a guy "I don't stop to ask for directions" kind of thing) just throw the instructions away.

I am using this cooler with an Intel socket 2011v3. I see there are already a lot of other reviews that talk about temperatures compared to CPU load so I won't bore anyone with those specific techie details. Also I'm of the old school opinion that onboard motherboard temp sensors cannot be trusted (except as a way to determine that whatever cooler installed is actually working) and I'm not a big enough techie to have a separate one installed. Maybe my next build I'll get one of those cool ones with the LED readout that mounts in one of the drive bays.

Cons: Honestly if you are looking for an all-in-one sealed liquid cooling solution then this is a great product with no cons whatsoever. There aren't a lot of customization options for the extreme tech wizards but for your average geek who wants to be a step or three ahead of pre-built PCs in terms of appearance and function this is perfect.

Other Thoughts: Though my wife didn't really see it to me it kind of looks like this cooler adds a bit of a steampunk vibe to the system. This cooler may have just inspired the new look to my next build. Now to just find or create a steampunk-ey type case. Maybe I'll just take an old case and attach a couple of old valves and some copper pipe! I had a bit of a hiccup with my internet when I first tried to post this review so I hope I don't wind up being one of those guys that double posts a review!

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Wemo Switch Smart Plug, Wi-Fi, Works with Alexa
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5 out of 5 eggs A perfectly functioning device 11/08/2016

This review is from: Wemo Switch Smart Plug, Wi-Fi, Works with Alexa

Pros: This plug was VERY simple to add to my current WeMo devices. The app even saved my password to where I just needed to plug the device into a live outlet, log in to the WeMo device, and then switch back over to my wifi network and everything was already available and ready to use. No matter what I plugged into the outlet it worked great and didn't give me any trouble either through the device or through the app. The plug has considerable weight and heft. You can tell this thing is made to last. There are a few minor issues. One issue with the device itself and the other issues are more like...philosophical quandaries.

Cons: The only MINOR complaint I have with the plug is that when you turn it on and off it makes an almost comical exaggerated "CLICK" and "CLACK". It really is kind of cartoonish how loud the mechanism inside the device is. My son was in his high chair eating while I was tinkering with the device and he stopped and looked over to where the plug was with a worried look on his face and never took his eyes off that area of the room. I swear it looked like he was afraid the wall was going to come alive and eat him. You may think I'm just trying to be funny but the plug really is incredibly loud. The other "issue" I have with the plug I am going to put in the "Other (Optional)" section because it isn't really anything that is wrong with the plug itself or its function.

Other Thoughts: I honestly can't find anything in my house to use with this plug. You would think that a lamp would make sense but my first WeMo review was for LED light bulbs that can be controlled with the smartphone app. Not only can they be turned on and off and put on a timer like the plug can do but they can also be dimmed and brightened at different percentages which is far superior than just on and off. I looked all over my house for anything that I could regularly use with this plug and I couldn't find a single thing. Perhaps a desk fan or desk lamp would work but I don't use any of those regularly enough to need a special plug. If you are buying this for a lamp that takes a regular light bulb then I would buy the two-bulb WeMo kit which functions amazingly well. I am very interested in testing the wall switches available and other WeMo devices. They really are very well made products.

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Rosewill RHAD-15002 200ml Electric Aromatherapy Essential oil Diffuser Cool Mist Humidifier with Color LED light and Waterless Auto off - White
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Pros: Cheap and functional. The unit is quite inexpensive and works very well. It is also quite easy to assemble. The humidifier works great and the scent of the essential oil fills the room quickly. 10 drops was enough for a VERY strong scent of lavender to fill the kitchen and living room. Perhaps the wife used a bit too much. The color-changing mood lighting is quite nice. It is a wonderful gentle glow that fills the room with a peaceful mood. If you can block out the blue laser beams shooting out above the on/off buttons then it is quite nice. I especially like the setting for the diffuser to spray and then pause. This helps the water to last for almost twice as long for around 7 or 8 hours.

Cons: I don't know if maybe it needs some break-in time or if we just got a quirky unit but this thing sounds like an old man gargling peroxide before bed. Also the LEDs above the selector buttons are REALLY BRIGHT. I'm talking see-your-own-retina-light-up-the-runway type bright. If you try to move the unit to where the LEDs are pointing away from your precious and sensitive eyeballs then the plug wire sticks out right in front facing you and just makes for a tangly troublesome mess. The unit also fits together quite loosely so it is easy to spill.

Other Thoughts: I am an EggXpert and had the option to get a nice router, an AWESOME hard drive, and several other sweet gadgets. I asked my wife what she would like me to get for review and she picked...this. I love my wife very much. She is mostly happy with the diffuser except for a few issues. Next time I'm getting the hard drive and putting it in her computer to hold all of her pictures and music. She'll thank me later! I love my wife very much...and I'm not just typing that because she will be reading this review.

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Display Name: Kyle L.

Date Joined: 06/08/04

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