Joined on 06/20/05
Great little USB DVD RW Ext Drive
Pros: Slim, thin, elegant case. USB powered (no need for external power source). Quiet operation. Great value as part of combo special
Cons: A little pricey if purchased by itself. External surface is a fingerprint magnet.
Overall Review: Got this as part of a combo special from Newegg which made it a super deal, ended up costing approx $10. I would not have bought it otherwise. This is a great addition to my Samsung N120 Netbook. Worked flawlessly as a plug and play device. Please note that my experience on this device is only on my Samsung N120 and not on any other computer, although I do not see any reason why it would not function as well with other brands/computers.
Gets the job done!
Pros: - Very capable, I use it for my SUV for seasonal tire pressure adjustments. - Power cable is quite long, no problem reaching all 4 tires - Very accurate, always matches the pressure shown on my car's dash
Cons: - Its a bit loud when pumping
Overall Review: - I wished it had a quick release hose connector. sometimes I lose 1/2 lb when I take a longer time to unscrew the connector.
Most of the functions work...
Pros: Cables are long enough to reach both computers. It switches all functions except the mouse.
Cons: I tried anything and everything but I could not get the mouse to work with my laptop's docking station. Video display appears smeared when wired through the switch. Quite a noticeable video signal degradation. No clutter-free way to arrange the cables from the unit (comes in 4 directions).
Overall Review: I called the manufacturer's tech support which was quite attentive but could not offer any help in resolving the mouse issue. The only thing they have to offer is that the unit is incompatible with my set-up. I decided to keep this item to switch my keyboard and audio connections. I ended up using a wireless mouse for my laptop. Luckily my monitor has a switchable analog and digital inputs which I could use for my two computer video inputs.
Garmin Nuvi 255 - Great Little GPS
Pros: Very fast in grabbing satellite signal. Volume is plenty loud. Great value for the price particularly as a refurb unit.
Cons: A little disappointed that the unit came with 2009 maps, but I was able to convince Garmin's Customer Service to give me a free upgrade (I just had to wait about 30 min on the phone to get a live person to help me).
Overall Review: I got this unit as a replacement for my daughter's older Nuvi 200. Her maps needed upgrading so I thought I could get here a better unit (speaks street names and Canada maps) with this 255 for just a few bucks more than paying for the map upgrade. Compared to my own Nuvi 750, this 255 is a gem. It grabs on to the GPS signal in a mere few seconds, whereas my 750 would take at least a minute. I tested the 255 side by side with my 750 and interestingly, they routed me two different ways to my destination even though the nav set-ups are identical. Otherwise, overall operation seem identical.
Just OK, Nothing Special
Pros: If you like a lot of bass, this headphone is for you. I actually like the asymmetrical cord lengths which is similar to my Sony. Also like the light cord they use. Overall length of the cord is just about right.
Cons: None that I can think off other than lots of bass. If this is the case with your player, you may need to adjust your player's equalizer to compensate for this.
Overall Review: I thought at an $80 list price item, I was getting some special headphone. After trying it out, this headphone is nothing really special compared to a lower priced similarly designed Sony. At $15 I suppose this item is a deal, however, I just got an email saying my UPC number is INVALID. I just may have paid $30 for it if I cannot get this resolved. At $30 I do not think it is such a good deal.