Joined on 02/16/11
Great Little USB Drive
Pros: This is just what I wanted. I needed a very compact USb 2.0 drive with good capacity to put music on to play on my car stereo. This is exactly that, and the price was really good. It works great and doesn't stick out of the USB slot on my car stereo to snag anything while I'm in my car.
Cons: There are no cons to this at all. It is perfect for what I wanted it for.
Overall Review: I would heartily recommend this drive to anyone who needs a compact USB drive. My car stereo does not work with USB 3.0 drives, so paying any extra for USB 3.0 speed would have been foolish. For my MP3 music this is great.
Great for typing, RGB controls busted right out of box
Pros: Typing on a Das Keyboard keyboard is always a great experience, and this keyboard is great for typing. The feel of the keys is outstanding. The most impressive thing was the fantastic customer service from Beach Audio (the seller). The keyboard was defective as received, and they were extremely good and efficient in handling the return.
Cons: The RGB portion of the keyboard, which is really the main reason for paying extra for RGB lights, did not work right out of the box. The keyboard was stuck on extreme high all green. Couldn't change or modify it in any way. The Das Keyboard help desk was very little help, and only agreed to let me return it after a lot of work on my part. I just returned it to the seller for a refund, working directly with Das Keyboard was a pain.
Overall Review: Once the RGB situation is fixed, I think this will be a great keyboard. I will buy another one after I get this one returned and refunded.
Great Little Laser Printer
Pros: It was really easy to set up. It works really well with sharp clear print. It costs a small fraction of what an inkjet printer costs per page. Every Brother laser printer I have ever had works for a long time. And with the sale price that I got this was a real money saver. It even does good black and white pictures.
Cons: I don't see anything wrong with this printer.
Overall Review: Good inexpensive printer with a really good cost per page to print. I got this for my home computer because I think every home system should have a good cheap printer attached, and this is both good and cheap.
Great Surge Protector for my (large) system
Pros: It has a good surge protection rating. It has a lot of power outlets available, and they are pretty much all actually usable because of the tilting outlets on the side. These let you plug in those long and awkward power bricks without blocking half the unused outlets. Good protection for your incoming cable/antenna coax is nice.
Cons: I can't find any. I also haven't been struck by a big surge yet, either. So I don't really know how it works in the pinch.
Overall Review: Without actually testing it, I think these are great. Very user-friendly and really fills a need for me.
Just About Perfect (For A Fan)
Pros: These fans a very quiet while in use, they move a lot of air, and I have never had one die on me. I can't think of anything more I want from a fan. They even come with two sets of connectors for mounting in your case. One set of regular mounting screws, and one set of vibration dampening quiet mounts. I like the choice, and the vibration dampening setup really works.
Cons: I haven't found anything I don't like about these fans.
Overall Review: Quiet, they move a lot of air, and they last.
A Great Feeder For My Furry Friends
Pros: I have rare and endangered fruit bats that feed on my hummingbird feeders. My research showed that these feeders work good for feeding bats. Boy, this is great for bats! They love it! And they mostly leave my hummingbird feeders alone now.
Cons: This was not designed for fruit bats, but it really works great.
Overall Review: There is not a huge market for fruit bat feeders, so you can't find a purpose made one. I would recommend this as a quite good replacement. I like it and my bats like it.
Great TV stand, lousy setup instructions
This is a really good TV stand. It swivels. It holds my TV just as I wanted it to. The lack of labels on the parts package and the lousy instructions meant this was a nightmare to put together. This came with a package of over 100 different screws, washers, spacers and such. None of them labeled. The instructions did not have life-size diagrams of the parts. Putting this thing together should have taken about a half hour. It took me almost five hours to assemble. Of the more than twenty screws I used, I had to remove all except two because after I would put the screw in I would figure out that something was installed with the wrong connector. A tot al nightmare. Once I got it assembled correctly, I love this thing.