Joined on 01/08/07
What is a 5-star cable?
Pros: It works. It's short!
Cons: $10 (+/-).
Overall Review: I seldom give a 5 star rating, especially for something that I've used for a very short time. But when you see knuckleheads give something a bad or poor rating just because they didn't pay attention to the product description, one feels the necessity to try & correct the rating to a more realistic representation.
It seems to work for most people . . .
Pros: -The USB port has worked flawlessly. -Adds a BRIGHT blue light to the front of my case. -Has a color coded slot for just about any card you may have. -Comes with software that installs icons that change color when you insert a card. -Reasonably quick response from support. -Someday they plan on updating their software for Windows 7.
Cons: It took several installs to get the software to work. You have to go into the Registry to delete the uninstall program (This is from support) before you can re-install the software. I did eventually get the software to work in XPpro (32), and I think it worked fine for at least a month or so. I gave up on the software with XPpro (64), but the drives showed up in 'My Computer', so I just renamed the drives with the card names. On both systems it seemed to help to use 'Drive Management' to permanently assign drive letters (I used S;T;U;V;W; so I could keep track of all the HD partitions). But for the last couple of weeks the drives don't even show up at all. So you have to get down on the floor, open up the case, unplug the USB cable & plug it back in. And your good to go until you reboot. I was just getting ready to crawl under the desk again (after doing it last night), but I decided to write this review & go to bed instead.
Overall Review: For some reason I decided to try & install the software on Win7 (64bit). Big mistake there. According to Atech support, the only way to remove it is to go back to a 'Restore Point' before you installed it. Which is no fun if you've just spent the whole weekend installing all the stuff on your new OS. But the drives did show up, so I just did the same thing I had done previously with permanent drive letters with the card names. But if the drives don't show up (even with the check box cleared in 'Hide all unused drives' in Folder options), you can't use them. But when you do the unplug/replug thing, the drives still have their assigned names & letters. Go figure. I guess I'll crawl under the desk tomorrow . . .
Pros: Thinner & cheaper than DVI cable...
Cons: Not sure how well made or the longevity of the cable...
Overall Review: Started getting intermittent black screens. I was afraid it was the video card or monitor. Changed DVI port on monitor, that worked for a few days. Tried a short HDMI cable that seemed to work. I figured if I had to buy a longer cable I might as well use a Display Port cable as it was smaller still. So far so good . . .
Nice bundle for nice price!
Pros: Same as the review title.
Cons: Can't get it to run... I contacted support about 10 days ago, still haven't received a response (other than the confirmation email).
Overall Review: Previously installed game wouldn't work after these new games were added. Ran the file validation sequence on all the games, they came out OK and did get previous game to run again. Still nothing on the new games... Win7-64bit, 16GB ram, blah blah blah
3-in-1 Stylus for HTC/EVO Tablet and iPad
Pros: Cheap. Works. Smaller than my finger. Laser pointer too!
Cons: One would suspect, based on the low price that it will likely not last forever. It does seem reasonably sturdy tho. I'm guessing that if I don't break it by sitting or stepping on it. the rubber tip would most likely be the first to go. Also, it would be nice if there was pressure sensitivity, but I'm assuming that's more of a phone issue...
Overall Review: I normally wouldn't review something without trying it out for a little longer, but newEgg wanted me to do this. HTC One S
Seems to be adequate (so far)
Pros: It's LED. It has a built-in hook on the handle. It seems to be of adequate size & weight.
Cons: I'm not too sure how well the built-in hook will stand up to use, but it could be OK. The plastic ring for attaching the key-chain remote to the unit broke off during shipment, so it probably would break off soon in use, even if it did survive the shipment with no packing. The battery "unit" comes out to deal with the batteries, one of the battery slots was mislabeled (+ & -), but most people should know that the spring end is usually negative. It isn't clearly marked how the battery unit goes back in, but it can be figured out too. The only other 'con' I can think of is the back of the switch (which is inside the battery compartment) is uncovered, with sharp terminal(?) ends, wire & solder sticking out. You "probably" won't cut yourself, but you might want to be careful when you're trying to figure out exactly how the battery unit fits back in there.
Overall Review: No directions/instructions with the unit, but it works the same as a fluorescent lantern that I bought 10 years ago (the remote doesn't seem to work anymore on that one). It's a 3 position switch that uses the middle position to provide low power so you can use the remote.
reasonably quick shipment
Not very well packed. Purchased an LED lantern with remote. The remote (on a "key chain"was clipped to a cheesy ring on the handle. The ring broke off because their was no packing material, so the lantern bounced around in the box during shipment. But it worked, and I'll live without the ring attachment. I would probably give them another chance, but it might depend on what the purchase was...