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TRENDnet TEW-429UB Wireless Adapter with HotSpot Detector IEEE 802.11b/g USB 2.0, 1.1 Compliant Up to 54Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works super, very sensitive as a hotspot detector (picks some signals up more than 200' away), provides a wealth of info regarding wifi access points around you (great for Warwalking). Very portable and unobtrusive to use. Nice size - just a little bigger than a stick of gum. Aquires a survey of hotspots quite quickly (about 5 to 10 seconds). Displays type of security used on A/Ps found (WEP/WPA/unlocked), SSID, signal strength, pages thru for multiple broadcasters. Also works super as a USB wifi adapter with a none network equipped older laptop running XP. Software for use as a WiFi Adapter installed easily and works flawlessly. The unite is well made and the cap for USB connection stays on securely.

Cons: There was quite a few negative reviews on this product, so I was a little hesitant to purchase it... but at the price listed, I figured it was worth a gamble... So glad I did! The only negative I can honestly state is that the unit could use a backlighting feature for the display when viewed at night. Also note that Trendnet has produced 4 versions of this item (see software downloads for this item at Trendnet site for more info). I received the C1 variant. Manual for the product seems a bit outdata and info. regarding driver installation had changed (just follow the on screen prompts and you will be fine).

Other Thoughts: Hey, I have had a lot of fun with this little bugger casually "warwalking" my neighborhood. It is amazing how many access points there are in operation, and how many are unsecured... Also great when traveling, the signal strengh mode is useful for mapping the power area of a selected AP. This is my first Trendnet product, I am happily impressed! Overall, this nifty multi-purpose device is a blast! Thanks Trendnet and Newegg!

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Case Logic Black 15.4
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Safe Case for the Money... 11/09/2007

This review is from: Case Logic Black 15.4" Classic Computer Case Model TNC-15

Pros: This is a very nice case for the money. It is finely constructed of durable material and well padded. The sewing to top notch and very nicely done. The case has a special adjustable main pocket for your laptop which lets you essentially fine tune exactly how tight you would like your system to fit in the pocket - very effect, secure, and should work well for any laptop computer with a 15.4 inch diagonal screen size. This is not a very bulky case, but there is room to fit some slim peripherals (like a 2nd drive). There is room on the sides of the main pocket for your laptop to sneak in the power block (if not to big) and a cord. Outer front pockets are good for your laptop's basic documentation and recovery disks. Finally, it has an excellent padded handle which is very comfortable to carry. It comes with a nice shoulder strap which is adjustable.

Cons: The material and inner foam that this product is made out of seems very new and totally synthetic. The case has a potent chemical smell when you first take it out of the bag. It will take a good week (maybe more) of leaving it open with a fan blowing on it, before most of this outgassing from the materials is down to acceptable levels for most folks. May not bother those who are not sensitive to odors. Also note that this type of case does not fully open 180 degrees in regards to the laptop compartment (opens about 70 deg. with zippers all the way down); as it is designed for vertical entry and retrieval.

Other Thoughts: I thought initially that I might not like the color of the interior of this case (looked light blue to me), but it is a nice gray color which matches well with many laptops. Definately a pretty darn nice case for under $30! Newegg.com got it to me in 2 days... Thanks Newegg!

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BELKIN F5U237v1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Hubba Hubba, AWESOME HUB! 11/06/2007

This review is from: BELKIN F5U237v1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-Port Hub

Pros: Hi, I've had one of these hubs for more than a year now and love it! Very dependable, and the two top loading USB slots are great and very convenient for USB flash drives. Now, these fine hubs are getting a bit hard to find... except here at wonderful newegg.com! I bought two extra... at a price each of less than half what I paid for the first one at a leading office supply store (now they just sell their own brand of hubs; Grrrrrrrr). This product is slim, stylish, has great looks, even fits in a laptop case, and of course is is Belkin quality.

Cons: Nothing not to be happy with here!

Other Thoughts: The box with these two hubs in it came exceedingly crushed by some neanderthals at UPS... but again... Newegg and its superior packing saved the day as the box was stuff full of protective peanut packing. Thanks so much Newegg, you rule!!

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Display Name: Mic H.

Date Joined: 04/11/05

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 04/24/05
  • Last Review: 11/15/07
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