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This review is from: Dell M110 Ultra-Portable Projector HDMI 1280x800 300 ANSI Lumens 10000:1
Pros: - Small, portable, great for deployment... at least for one season of Spartacus and a hand full of movies at one or two sessions a night until it decides to stop working.
Cons: - $350 + $25 for APO shipping for 17 hours of use worth it? NO!
- Did I mention it stopped working properly after merely 17 hours of use at one to three hour sessions each night until then?
- Loud fans (didn't bother me when it worked)
- No simple lens cap to protect the lens while still being plugged in (I could unplug everything and put it back in the case after each session, but... no).
- Speaker is a waste of hardware space and money for the product (I used a pair of Bluetooth headphones instead).
- Glossy exterior attracts finger prints (doesn't bother me here)
- You cannot focus everything, there will always be a blurry area.
- 30 day replacement only, which is useless for me in Afghanistan, because it took 20 days to get to me. $375 down the drain. I'm pretty furious...
- Useless blinking blue light when in standby mode (manufacturers, I can tell when something is plugged in; I do not need a light to obnoxiously remind me every other second).
Other Thoughts: Whatever happened, it wasn't due to my faults. I set this thing up on a trip pod and I've left in that spot for about two weeks. I'd only used it for about one to three hours each night and it worked wonderfully. Around ten hours of use it started flickering the colors. I messed around with the settings and found that turning down the color temperature from the default 'high' to 'med' stopped this until last night. Now it flickers between red, blue, and green unless I turn the color temperature down to 'low,' but then it only displays blue and green colors. There's no red present at all. It's a paper weight for me now, I can't get a refund, I can't return it, and I highly doubt Dell is going to do a darn thing about it.
I take care of my things; I'm OCD as hell. I didn't knock it at all, I didn't drop it, I didn't leave it exposed to the elements, and I didn't overuse it. The information screen says it's been used for a total of 17 hours. I covered it up every night after I was done with a towel AFTER it had finished cooling itself off with the loud fans. It's just a faulty device, period.
I buy things highly based on their reviews, and did not expect this thing to malfunction this soon. I'm very disappointed...
This review is from: CORSAIR Survivor Stealth 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSS3-64GB
Pros: First off: Corsair. 'Nuff said.
To add, it is very rugged and has tons of storage space.
It also was instantly recognized on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit PC and properly named "Corsair."
Using USB 3.0 and writing large files, it reached an average of 65MBps. Although, it would also frequently slow to around 40MBps and then pick back up.
I can't say much for read speeds, as I don't much care to test it; but it SEEMS pretty quick to me. I just wanted a large storage drive that was durable enough for a deployment (I'll update this when I get back next year).
Cons: Much larger than expected. Definitely not going to be utilizing it on my key ring as I originally wanted to do. I could, but it's just too bulky.
It SCREAMS when you screw and unscrew the casing. I'm assuming that will die down with use, when the aluminum wears in.
The actual USB head is slightly lose. It wiggles. It isn't one, stiff piece... almost as if the aluminum housing was built around it, instead of being a portion of the drive.
No manual - Most people will say, "Why would you need a manual? Just stick it in the hole!" (explanation follows)
Other Thoughts: Now, this is entirely on me; but I thought I should mention this:
If the first thing you try to do is move a file from your PC to this USB drive that is over 4GB in size and it tells you there is not enough space on the flash drive and you flip your desk in an angered confusion, relax... it just needs to be reformatted properly. This is where some form of small manual or quick reference guide would have been nice. I thought it was broken. It moved other files just fine. It wasn't until I noticed all of the files I couldn't copy to the drive were 4+GB in size when I saw a pattern and decided to research. I had no clue about the differences in FAT, FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS; nor did I know what "allocation unit size" meant. This flash drive comes default in exFAT with an allocation of 128kilobytes. You'll need to increase that allocation to an appropriate size. I chose 4096kilobytes. Now I can move 4+GB files to the drive. Google it for further information. Hope this helps!
Other Thoughts: Also, annoying and slow input changing...READ FULL REVIEW