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Alex K.

Alex K.

Joined on 02/23/04

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Most Favorable Review

Good value

OKGEAR OK250AU2-S Aluminum 2.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure
OKGEAR OK250AU2-S Aluminum 2.5" IDE USB 2.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Good value for an inexpensive 2.5-inch case. Comes with 5-pin mini-USB cable plus USB power cable , plus a case. While others have complained about the glue, overall the internal constructions appears better to me than some other 2.5-inch cheap cases. Uses a Cypress Semiconductor chip instead of a cheap off-brand chip.

Cons: none considering the cost

Most Critical Review

OK for the money

Rosewill RCW-617 - 1-Foot USB to Serial (9-Pin) DB-9 RS-232 Adapter
Rosewill RCW-617 - 1-Foot USB to Serial (9-Pin) DB-9 RS-232 Adapter

Pros: Inexpensive

Cons: Challenging to install. Finally got it to install under Vista by following the instructions for the "A" series Vista drivers, letting the install fail, and letting Vista "find a solution" - which was to run Windows Update and download an updated driver.

Excellent memory

Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AC667
Crucial 2GB (2 x 1GB) 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Laptop Memory Model CT2KIT12864AC667

Pros: This memory kit worked fine in my Gateway laptop, where a "Brand G" off-brand kit that I'd been using for a while had caused occasional data errors during DMA reads from the hard drive (it took quite a bit of investigation to figure that out). The quality of construction and excellent specs of the Crucial memory make it work paying for.

Cons: none

OK for the money

Rosewill Wii Double color Silicone 2 Case-White
Rosewill Wii Double color Silicone 2 Case-White

Pros: OK for the money if on sale. Material is quite a bit thinner than an original factory glove, but has a nice "sticky" feel so works OK. Easy to install onto the controller and Nunchuck.

Cons: The list price is a little high.

neat product

Scythe SCKJA-1000 "KAMA JACKET" USB2.0 IDE External 2.5" HDD Adapter
Scythe SCKJA-1000 "KAMA JACKET" USB2.0 IDE External 2.5" HDD Adapter

Pros: This is a great product for temporary access to 2.5-inch hard drives. Great value considering it comes with a 5-pin mini USB-to-dual USB connector, if you have another drive that uses this sort of cable, an extra cable costs more than this whole package. The adapter itself is quite small so is a great thing to have in the toolkit.

Cons: none

Poor quality control

SYBA SY-IDE2CF-DU Dual Ultra IDE to 2x Compact Flash Adapter
SYBA SY-IDE2CF-DU Dual Ultra IDE to 2x Compact Flash Adapter

Pros: none

Cons: Poor overall quality. Device worked initially but after plugging/unplugging several CF cards it stopped. I took it to our electronics lab and inspected it and found poor soldering, corrosion on a connector, lots of manufacturing debris such as solder mask and threads. Not up to the usual quality I've seen from Syba.