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USB Charging Cable Adapter to 8 Pin Lightning Micro USB for iPhone 5 iPad Mini iPad 4 Samsung HTC
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: 1 cable for most charging needs

Cons: ends and cable appear to be similar to the standard cables provided for use in OEM Lightning cables. I will have to put this out in use and see how it holds up.

Other Thoughts: Important note: this cable appears to carry power only. This will prevent mishaps caused by attempting to connect a device to each end of the 'y' cable at the same time, but also means no synchronization. If you're looking for a sync cable, you're going to need a different one.

addition to above note: should you choose to plug two devices in at once, be careful not to overload the power source.

Rosewill RCDC-14019 - 10-Foot White Mini DisplayPort to DVI   Cable - 32 AWG, Male to Male
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This was a rather inexpensive product that perfectly suited my needs. I intentionally bought a 10ft cable when I only needed 3 because the price differential was very small and I wanted the option to use this in other settings later on. The connectors seem fairly robust and the digital nature of the signal means I'm getting the best quality possible with the hardware I have connected. Additionally, the lightweight cable and mini DisplayPort connector are at much less of a risk of falling out of the machine compared to the VGA alternative

Cons: the only potential con of this product is that the housing for the DVI connector is much larger than average. This could lead to some problems for users attempting compact mounting methods.

Other Thoughts: This cable allows my setup to connect directly to a third monitor without additional adaptors. As previously mentioned in the Pros section, the digital format provides a fairly obvious increase in video quality over VGA, so I recommend DisplayPort whenever possible. The snap in connection on the DisplayPort side also means the connector keeps itself secure without the use of screw terminals, so any accidental tripping is more likely to lead to a disconnect than a fallen computer or a broken port.

Lenovo C Grade Laptop T61 Intel Core 2 Duo 1.80 GHz 2 GB Memory 80 GB HDD 14.1
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -inexpensive
-rated to military specifications for ruggedness (not the silly rugged specs, I don't remember the actual number for the standard used)
-in great shape for a used computer
-clean copy of Windows 7

Cons: It is a used computer, so you don't know exactly what you're getting until you get it.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this computer basically as a disposable machine. It will be spending a few months overseas in "the sandbox" so we'll see if that ruggedness spec holds up. I updated no drivers when I received the machine, and everything but the webcam appears to function fine (probably needs a driver update or I didn't spend enough time checking to see if it worked). When I purchased this machine, it was basically the same as me ordering an individual copy of Windows 7.
-I chose this machine over other brands because of reputation. I have personally dropped and (I swear accidentally) thrown these machines to have them come out with only cosmetic damage. These are seriously rugged workhorses.


Gregory H.'s Profile

Display Name: Gregory H.

Date Joined: 05/07/09

  • Reviews: 23
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 11/12/13
  • Last Review: 12/08/15
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