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Panasonic Nose & Ear Trimmer with Light ER421KC
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Really bad quality control 12/29/2012

This review is from: Panasonic Nose & Ear Trimmer with Light ER421KC

Pros: Weighs less than 20 lbs?

Cons: Does a more painful job than other devices
Breaks after a few weeks- look at everyone else's reviews
Becomes essentially worthless

Other Thoughts: So during the first couple of weeks it was ok- motor spinning decently and it was doing its thing, if somewhat painfully. However, after a couple of months, it completely degraded into a state where it was barely working at all. Extremely slow spinning motor and would barely spin sometimes, if at all. You could clean it and it would just BARELY start spinning, but then it would stop altogether. Also, the pointless led they included will do nothing other than waste the battery, which already cant actually operate the device. I would stay far away from this product, I'm not sure why everything would go so totally wrong with such a simple device.

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SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME - Three Digital Tuners, Anywhere on Your Network HDHR3-CC Ethernet Interface
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Totally Stable
Supports Windows 8
Tuner Pooling- other Media Centers can run off of it even without the 'main' media center DVR computer being on and you can just buy more and add them to your network
REAL Full Sized Cable input- no finicky, flexible mini cable input like the Ceton
Extremely easy to set up. Just follow the instructions on the quick start guide. My cable company literally had it running in 3 minutes.

Cons: 3 Tuners is one less than the Ceton, but if you buy two of these, it might only cost $40ish more, but you get two extra tuners

Other Thoughts: I had originally looked at a Ceton, but this had a lower price, and I am glad I went this route. Have an xbox as a media extender and have a Ceton? Better make sure the computer with the Ceton tuner is turned on before you expect it to work. This is a self contained tuner unit that can work without a host computer. I was originally a little bit concerned about the reliability of this unit because very early on it had slightly lower ratings than the Ceton card since they were still optimizing the drivers.

Let me tell you- this thing had been ROCK SOLID. Absolutely no complaints and no flakiness of any kind. Some people complain of horror stories getting it set up with their cable companies, and while that may be true, my experience could not have been easier- Walk into cable company store and pick up cable card. Bring it home, plug it in, go through the setup, and when it gets to the screen asking you to call the cable company, call the cable company and give them your MAC address etc. I gave the woman the info and I didn't expect it to actually start working for at least half an hour like the documentation suggests. I just sat there on the phone half in a daze since I knew it would be a very long time until it started working. Then about 2 or 3 minutes after calling, she suggests I give it a shot and see if it is working. "Oh, ok, I guess I can do that." Finish media center setup, go to live TV and- BAM. It was up and running, and has been ever since. Not all setup experiences with cable companies have to be nightmares.

Highly recommended, could not have worked out better so far.

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Kingston HyperX SH100S3B/120G 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Incredibly fast. As fast as the fastest sandforce drives. No (newegg is making me use a term other than "B" and "S") where the transfer rate plummets at 50% capacity like the Vertex 4 drives. Rock solid reliability. No issues at all. Compare the 1 star reviews of this drive and those of OCZ, and even though OCZ is a much more popular brand, tell me which one you would trust your data with.

Cons: Somewhat higher price than other drives when it's not on sale, though well worth it. Tell me if the price premium was worth it when your OCZ drive fails in a month.
Not one of the biggest names in the SSD space, but just take a look at its reliability ratings compared to the other more popular brands.

Other Thoughts: I know, I was like- Kingston? But I picked this drive up on sale in December of last year and I couldn't be happier with it. No blue screens, no problems resuming from sleep, and most importantly, no data loss. This has been an exemplary drive from the very beginning, just make sure you have the latest firmware update.

I'm looking to get a 200GB+ class SSD in the near future and all signs are pointing to another Hyper X drive

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Display Name: Michael K.

Date Joined: 12/24/04

  • Reviews: 5
  • Helpfulness: 4
  • First Review: 02/26/12
  • Last Review: 12/29/12
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