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Naijiate Electric Unicycle Self Balancing Scooter - 14
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Just get it! It is fun! 11/15/2015

This review is from: Naijiate Electric Unicycle Self Balancing Scooter - 14"

Pros: Great fun! Actually useful as transport. I'm getting 7-8 miles out of it on flat (I'm 220 lbs). I just love it!
With my weight it can clime 10 degree pitch.
Included charger charges it from empty to full in hour or two. I believe this is pretty fast.

Actually I think it is very well engineered and manufacturing quality is descent.

Servo is smooth and gyro is precise. Wheel well balanced. When you lift it and tilt it - it will try to run full speed for second - there is no beat or vibration, all good.

Cons: It is maybe difficult and frustrating lo learn for some. Before you acquire proper technique you will get bruises on anklets. Till you actually learn it - you will be out of breath in 5 minutes.
Even with suitcase like handle - it is heavy to just carry around. Included belt helps to carry it on shoulder.
It takes about a month to fully master it, assuming you are doing it regularly. Training wheels is a must at the start.

Finish is a bit rough on this one, but I do not mind.

Other Thoughts: I bought exactly same model a year ago and absolutely love it. When family going for a walk in the park - I have this thing with me all the time. It can go 10MPH easily , but then beeps like crazy.
My wife getting jealous and started to learn it too! I might have to buy another one.

Once you master it - there is no more bruises and no sweat. It is nearly effortless. I'm 6'1" 220lbs pushing 50 and this thing is just fun for me.

I did not fall on this thing even once! Never ever! I learn it unassisted (but I used to skateboard, surf, roller skate, roller blade and ice skate). So is everybody around me who tried this thing. Once in a while you drop it and run, but it is very natural reflex to catch balance. I believe it is way safer than it appeared.
Even year later I still use belt. This is mostly to have easier start and then to catch easier when you step off, I do not have to bend down to hold it. I just walk it like a dog.
Year ago I did pay 100 more and it was best deal around a at the time than today at NewEgg.

Her is the tip - once you get rid of training wheels - you can drop steps a notch down. There is another set of holes for steps below those used at the factory. This will allow you to drop center of gravity lower from axis and will be easier to step on it unassisted. Less bruising too.

Good luck!

Sony MDR-ZX770BT/B Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones w/Microphone NFC - Black
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Appeared as Sony, comfortable.

Cons: Sounds like cheap cans from dollar store. These are not original, they don't sound like original and market seller does not return request for RMA.

Very dim highs and unbearable resonance at ~350Hz. Sony never sound like this! Maybe this is why there is whole refurbished lot?

Other Thoughts: Stay away. You being warned!

AVerMedia HomeFree AVplus F210 Watch Live TV on iPad
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great for hacking, like HomeRun. 01/03/2014

This review is from: AVerMedia HomeFree AVplus F210 Watch Live TV on iPad

Pros: Great on iPad 2 (need N WiFi, see other thoughts)
Great reception.
Hardware encoder for SD analog. (I have not use it yet).
Very Hackable (TCP calls to stream direct to VLC, use WireShark to get API).
WMC works great with it.
Built like a tank, unlike other hardware nowadays. Mostly metal. It is heavy and feels good.

Cons: Contrary to many I do not like PC suite. While it works flawlessly with WMC, driver is heavy and for some reason uses WinPCap, same packet capture driver used by Wireshark and other snooping software.

Included DVR software is ugly. Still need it if you need to setup IR blaster for analog input.

While iPad software great and light, I was initially confused by some bugs in it: Initial scan reveals no channels, progress bar never moved. Then, like 5 minutes later, on another app restart, all channels just appeared!?! Whatever, it does not affect use.

It does not have re-encoder, like SlingBox or some newer HomeRuns. For the price none expected, really.

Apparently it is discontinued, no further support expected?

Other Thoughts: For most it will be great network tuner, especially for WMC, cheaper alternative to HomeRun. I do like it for great option to stream to iPad, app is free and works great.
I do have HomeRun and SlingBox Pro HD, but all apps to stream to iPad from them are not free or severely crippled.

Now, common complaint about no HD channels to iPad: FALSE. Box will pump raw demuxed program stream to whatever device you have, there is no software limit on that. Most home WiFis will choke on that. I have iPad 2 and multiple access points through the house. It is impossible to stream any HD through G. Two other access points are N. Results are different. One breaking stream badly and the other is very watchable, with only occasional stutter on HD channels (probably decoding, not network). I think, because iPad does not have MPEG2 decoder in hardware, it must be soft decoded and processing resources are important, for iPad2 it is at the edge. I'm pretty sure that newer iPads with faster processors will have absolutely no problems to run full HD (with appropriate WiFi).

I just got second one to stream to VLC, (directly, not through the driver).

It is a great hardware. One egg off for bulky Windows software, bug(s) in iPad app and limited support form the manufacturer.


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Date Joined: 06/08/01

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