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Walter D.

Walter D.

Joined on 05/27/03

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Most Favorable Review

Solid, not EDC but nice

Icon Light RG102A Rogue 1 Gray Alluminum Flashlight 50 Lumen
Icon Light RG102A Rogue 1 Gray Alluminum Flashlight 50 Lumen

Pros: Uniform circular beam pattern with a uniform centered circular hot spot Light is white, no bluish cast as many "white" LEDs tend to be Build quality is very good Clicky tailswitch - click on high, then rapid click off/on for low = uncomplicated Can partially depress tailswitch for momentary on Regulated for maximum consistent light output Only requires one AA battery which are readily available

Cons: Clicky switch protrudes such that you cannot stand it on its tail Will roll if placed on a non-level flat surface Included lanyard is of no particular use for me Too big to comfortably carry in your pocket Everyday price seems a bit on the high side but sale price definitely made it worth the $$$

Overall Review: My pros and cons are very subjective and of course are based on my personal preferences. I knew this was not a light you would want to put in your pocket, so I didn't order this expecting it to be an EDC light. Also prefer lights that take "alphabet" batteries. Many tailswitch lights cannot tailstand, but I prefer if they can. That said, my favorite EDC remains the Streamlight Microstream that cannot tailstand. Coolest light pattern is LED Lenser P4 which throws a beam that is very uniform with NO hotspot, can't tailstand either. Most unique and stowable Pak-Lite which will tailstand and is very small it snaps on top of a 9V battery, quite blueish but too fun. Best fridge-top flashlight Duracell Daylite 2 C cell which can tailstand and thereby act like a "candle" to provide some measure of area lighting. Best outdoor light Mag-Light 4 D cell LED. These are a few of my favorite things :-) I already have 15 LED flashlights so I didn't really need another but oh well.

Most Critical Review

Great while it lasted

EVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N615-TX
EVGA GeForce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Support Video Card 256-P2-N615-TX

Pros: Loved the clarity of the DVI connection. Graphics performance was very pleasing, worked great in my Linux system.

Cons: Only lasted about a week, then no video. The PC appeared to boot based on the HDD activity but no video. Pulled the card and switched back to on board video and everything worked fine.

Overall Review: Seems quite a few others have had similar experiences with this card. I should have paid closer attention to the reviews... 25% rated it less than 5 eggs. This experience certainly puts me off from considering EVGA products in the future. Fortunately, Newegg minimized my damages to about $25 and stood behind their 30 day warranty. Glad I hadn't cut out the UPC code for the rebate! Thanks, Newegg!!!

Very satisfied

C2G 29508 USB 2.0 Aluminum HUB 4-Port
C2G 29508 USB 2.0 Aluminum HUB 4-Port

Pros: Solidly constructed aluminum housing USB ports are spaced apart Plenty of power provided by external AC adapter Very attractive and sensible design, with power and PC USB connections on back and expansion ports on front

Cons: The flipping blue LED on top could be a homing beacon for ET

Overall Review: WHY DO MANUFACTURERS THINK THAT WE NEED LEDS BRIGHT ENOUGH TO LIGHT UP A ROOM!?!?!?! Or couldn't they at least make a way to turn it off or dim it? And seriously the thing is on 24 x 7, since the USB port is powered up continually. ONE EGG OFF FOR THAT!!! Anway, other than that rant, I am very pleased with this hub. My PC only has USB 2.0 ports so I focused specifically on USB 2.0 hubs, no need in spending a bit extra for a USB 3.0 hub. So far I've only used this hub with a couple of different brands of USB flash drives, and an Orico 2595 USB powered HDD enclosure housing a Western Digital Black 7200 RPM 500GB 2.5" disk drive. Has worked flawlessly, and 28MB/sec write speed to HDD (51GB in 30 minutes), Not too shabby, IMHO. Would recommend this hub if you are in the market for at USB 2.0 hub. Oh and one last thing, make sure to search the Newegg site by the description and model, this product is sold by both Newegg and third party vendors and their prices differ. I paid a couple of $ more than I needed to...

Works great for me, very pleased

ORICO 2595US 2.5" HDD Enclosure,Support 9.5mm HDD,USB2.0 Interface
ORICO 2595US 2.5" HDD Enclosure,Support 9.5mm HDD,USB2.0 Interface

Pros: Very affordable Tool-less HDD installation was a snap (once I figured out what I was doing wrong) Compact Attractive design No Y cable to suck up two USB ports

Cons: None

Overall Review: Bought a Western Digital Black 2.5" 500GB SATA 3 7200 RPM HDD to put into a NexStar enclosure that I got for cheap. Operation was unreliable with that enclosure, plus it used a USB cable with a Y to connect to 2 USB ports and I disliked that. After much research and looking around on line, I settled on this Orico enclosure. I needed something that was SATA 3 compatible, and I was only interested in a USB 2.0 PC interface, didn't want anything additional. This fit the bill perfectly. I took the WD HDD out of the other enclosure and put it in this. Took me a while to correctly operate the latch button when closing and locking the front of the enclosure but once I realized that I needed to push in on the button as I attempted to slide it to the right, it worked like clockwork. Did a backup of my home directory on my Linux box, 51GB in 30 minutes, which was about half the time that I guesstimated. VERY pleased with the results and I'm VERY tempted to order another of these and another WD HDD to go into it.

Very pleased with this phone

Panasonic KX-TG6512B 1.9 GHz Digital DECT 6.0 2X Handsets Cordless Phone
Panasonic KX-TG6512B 1.9 GHz Digital DECT 6.0 2X Handsets Cordless Phone

Pros: Uses AA rechargeable batteries 1.9 GHz so it doesn't interfere with the wireless router Ringer can be turned off Very well thought out feature set Doesn't have an answering machine which I didn't want (there is a version that does if you do want it that way)

Cons: None

Overall Review: I wish the back light would be configurable so that you could set it so that it would stay on when the phone was in the cradle. But that's really a nitpick. Another nitpick, I almost wish the handset was a little larger. Other than those two minor "wish list" items, there isn't anything about this phone that Panasonic didn't nail, IMHO. Sound quality is very good. Haven't tested the maximum range but it goes anywhere in my house and that's all I really need. Would I buy this phone again? Absolutely.

11/17/2012

Rock solid

Linksys WRT54GL 802.11b/g Wireless Broadband Router up to 54 Mbps/ Compatible with Open Source DD-WRT (not pre-load)
Linksys WRT54GL 802.11b/g Wireless Broadband Router up to 54 Mbps/ Compatible with Open Source DD-WRT (not pre-load)

Pros: Affordable Reliable

Cons: None

Overall Review: I've owned the WRT54GP2 (has the Vonage device built in) for several years and it has performed nearly flawlessly. I installed one of the WRT54GL routers for my friend's parents in January, and they have had zero issues. I just ordered and installed this one for my friends last Friday, but this one seemed a little different than the others: It VERY frequently asked for the admin password. It also would not let me select WPA or WPA2 wireless encryption, I was stuck with WEP. When I tried to select WPA, I would only get a blank screen. I wasn't sure if it was a router problem or a browser problem, and since WEP is probably good enough I just left it at that. I thought about knocking off an egg for that, but it could have been the browser. Anyway, if you don't need N, this is a VERY reliable and affordable solution. And reliability is paramount when installing a router for someone else that is very non-technical...