Date Joined: 02/16/08
Pros: Exactly what I needed, exactly as advertised.
Cons: None that I have noticed.
Overall Review: These connectors are well made and, if it matters, look good. Opposing set screws to secure your wire which, once tightened and the cover is installed, simply cannot come loose.
Pros: decent gain
Overall Review: The price of this item, through newegg is more than 200% what I have seen elsewhere. Only a fool would pay $57 for a $23 item.
Pros: None that I have found. Probably not even a good boat anchor.
Cons: Never-ending "Ink System Failure" errors (0xc0000135 & 0xc19a0036).
A printer that has produced 40 actual prints now requires a printer head replacement?
Customer support is useless. Downloaded latest drivers. Result: Blue Screen of Death. Purchased new driver disc from HP. Result: Blue Screen of Death.
Overall Review: HP warranty validation did not work any of the half dozen times I tried to use it. Without warranty validation, you cannot get a human to talk to you. Now that the warranty has expired, these clowns want me to pay them more money to rectify the problems. It ain't gonna happen.
I will never buy another product that bears the HP logo.
Pros: A nifty idea for someone who regularly uses more than one computer and has an USB device that gets swapped back and forth.
Cons: I called Kensington to specifically ask if this switch will work with an External Hard Drive. Getting through to support was no problem at all, the woman I spoke to was quite friendly and as helpful as she could be. Unfortunately, she was unable to answer my question with any certainty. I find that inability to be odd, being that the popularity of external hard drives has skyrocketed.
Is it really possible that my desire to use an external hard drive with this switch is something which Kensington has never come up against? Has no one at Kensington tried this for their own knowledge?
So, I will have one of these shipped to me and give it a go. Hopefully it will enable the use of my external hard drive on both, a Windows XP and a Linux computer, without further need to constantly plug and unplug.
As soon as I know from my own efforts, I will make it a point to post the results.
Overall Review: The External Hard Drive, formatted in FAT 32, is where I store music files. It would be nice to be able to access the music from either computer, without the hassle.
Pros: not much
Cons: It's ECS
Overall Review: If you intend to install Linux, shop for another brand. These people refuse to do Linux.
Do NOT count on ever seeing your rebate. I'm still waiting for the one they were supposed to send more than two years ago.
Pros: None that I can see
Cons: They're joking, right? A 30-day warranty?
Overall Review: It's a testament of faith that the manufacturer of this garbage graces it with a fat thirty days of warranty.
If one is foolish enough to buy something that even it's maker has no faith in, he deserves exactly what he doesn't get for his money.
If they gave me this piece of junk and paid the frieght, I wouldn't expend my time installing a drive into it.
Pros: not sure
Suitable for 3.5" SATA (Serial ATA) Hard Drive up to 750GB.(any brand)
Overall Review: It's one or it's the other, is it not? If it's "suitable" for drives up to 750GB, how does that "support" 1TB?
Pros: Solved my problem for a very decent price.
Overall Review: If you need to resolve a fan problem on an antique Dell, as I did, this is an inexpensive, relatively easy and an effective tool.
BUT remember to also buy a standard replacement CPU base. This cooler will not mount into the proprietary Dell junk.
WARNING: It also requires a great amount of force to secure this thing to the base/board. If you don't carefully support the board when you apply said force, you will be buying a new one.
In the case of the D-3000 I have installed this cooler into, the MoBo and CPU are well supported by the case standoffs, but the pressure required to lag the cooler down was still enough to flex the board to some extent. Other boards in other cases would have been destroyed.
Pros: It was only $8 throw away, this time.
It only took about 2 seconds to fry them.
Cons: Applied power and watched the switch burn up.
One out of four flickered for a fraction of that time, but the other three were a disappointment.
I didn't think to set up a video cam to record the pretty sparks.
Overall Review: This is the third and final purchase I've made of a Logisys product.
I give them credit for consistently managing to turn out useless garbage that excels only at proving that a company can successfully market garbage in America and some idiot will buy it.
Pros: NewEgg had the best price I could find.
Cons: Q: How hard can it possibly be to wire 4 lousy LEDs to a switch and make them work?
A: Much more difficult than Logisys is capable of.
The push-button switch, mounted on an expansion slot plate, is too large to properly fit in the small confines of the expansion port.
I could have filed or cut the opening larger to accommodate the switch, but instead let the switch bezel arc inward while the switch interfered with the opening.
When I powered the new machine up, I watched the switch fry while one of four of the LEDs flickered but the other 3 remained dark.
Overall Review: I have bought 3 different Logisys products now; A CS-51 case, a set of 12" CCFL tubes and these lighted feet. I will give them credit only for consistently poor quality.
They do not know the meaning of support and have ignored 5 out of 6 letters I've written to them. The letter which got a response was one in which I asked about BUYING the same broken parts I had previously asked them to replace as warranty items.
Pros: The Egg has the lowest of all the places I've seen.
So far, these light up as they should.
Cons: It's a Logisys Product. that means (1) forget about support from the Mfg, and (2) You can rely on it being cheaply made and shoddy.
Out of three Logisys products I've bought, the one thing that has impressed me about each of these purchases has been how sorry each one is.
One egg for consistent, albeit poor, quality.
Overall Review: I swear I think these people throw this junk together, export it to the States and then sit back and laugh their butts off at the stupid Americans who continue to buy such garbage.
In a period of a year and a half, I have sent half a dozen letters to Logisys asking for some kind of product support. The one and only time I have received a response to any letter was when I inquired about BUYING replacement parts for something they should have warrantied 10 months before. The letter I wrote regarding warranty replacement was ignored.
Overall Review: Now, let's see, I can get this 16" thing with pretty sorry review ratings, or I can get an Acer 22" with a 78% rating of 5 for the same price. Tough decision.
I'm thinking Acer.
Pros: I'm not sure
Cons: This thing touts it's air flow CFMs but I fail to see any relative specs anywhere on these pages. Am I supposed to simply take their word for it? That ain't likely.
Pros: Works with Linux
Cons: None. Priced right, sturdy and reliable.
When I buy a Rosewill product, I've come to expect it to do the job flawlessly as long as it doesn't require drivers.
Overall Review: Okay, the "Works with Linux" statement was a joke.
I have bought many Rosewill products and have never been dissatisfied with any that I bought. I'm just a bit perturbed with Rosewill because they still refuse to invest time and effort to create drivers for a lot of stuff I would like to use with Linux.
Rosewill still tells me they intend to become Linux friendly. The intentions are nice, but they aren't getting it done and I remain waiting.
Pros: Works in many (most?) instances.
Cons: Dear Zalman,
If the specs provided don't state that the darn thing is limited to 7w or less, how is one to know? Do you suppose including this little tidbit of info might be of benefit to a prospective buyer?
I appreciate that you apparently pay attention to the product reviews here. But I fail to understand why you still have not addressed the 3-pin to 4-pin conversion issue.
Thank you for your attention.
Overall Review: Having already dealt with a LOGIcal SYStem's garbage and that company's non-existent customer services, it's nice to see a manufacturer pay attention to product reviews and respond, accordingly. Unfortunately, lip service, alone, is not a satisfactory solution where a simple modification or addition to it's product would completely resolve an issue.
Pros: Price(?) and appearence. Rosewill customer support.
Cons: I'm somewhat confused at the conflicting data. The specs page for this PSU state one set of power consumption figures, while the data tag pictured in image views state different ones.
The question is, does the thing draw 10, does it draw 12 amps?
Overall Review: Rosewill pas close attention to the comments in these review pages, and I expect them to explain / clear up this point of confusion in short order. I would be disappointed if they do not.
Needless to say, a 12a draw to produce 550w constitutes no bargain and can be easily beat by other PSUs for similar or less money. I prefer to keep any realized savings in my pocket, versus giving it to the power company on an installment plan.
Pros: How could there be?
Cons: Surely, I had to have misread the specs on this thing. Fourteen amps? Good grief, there are PSUs out here that handle more than twice the output of this one and do not consume this much power to do it.
This thing may look inexpensive at first glance, but understand this: You will continue to pay for it every month when your utility bills arrive.
Overall Review: I suppose that, if there is a bright side to this, maybe it would be that you can heat your home or toast some marshmellows with this thing.
Considering the law of physics that states energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it is obvious that those fourteen amps of power must be going somewhere. They are, and that somewhere is the dreaded place called heat.
Heat is, of course, one of the most detrimental elements to the life of all things electronic. Compared to a 500w PSU that draws 8a, how long can this thing possibly withstand the heat it generates?
Upon further consideration, it ocurrs to me that I've never seen a liquid cooling system for a power supply but this is an outstanding candidate if someone cares to build it.
Pros: fast as a cat
Cons: I couldn't find it
Overall Review: I originally bought 2GB in February (N82E16820134125 ) for a new build and have been very pleased with it. But a few months later, when I came back for another 2GB, I was devastated to find it was "de-activated". Talked to Kingston rep and learned it was not discontinued so I searched Newegg again and FINALLY found this new item number.
Today I ordered another 2GB of it.
Pros: comfortable, quiet, reliable and inexpensive.
Cons: not one
Overall Review: Everyone should have a back-up keyboard for when their primary board has problems. This board won't break your budget or make you feel guilty about having a lot of money tied up in something you don't use every day.
I bought and used this board while my (much more expensive) Ergo 4000 was tied up in an RMA. By the time I got the Ergo back, I had come to like this one so well that I couldn't switch back.
If I had found this board first I would not have spent 6x as much for the Ergo.
Pros: Sensitive, quiet and functions flawlessly with Rosewill KVM, a Linux machine and an XP machine.
Overall Review: All general purpose keyboards should be as comfortable, reliable and inexpensive as this LiteOn board is.
When I finally got my (much more expensive) Ergo 4000 board back from an RMA, I really didn't want to swap back to it and away from the little LiteOn unit.
Everybody should have a back-up board on hand for when problems arise with the primary. I nominate this LiteOn board for prime candidate.
Just dont be surprised if you end up liking it more than your primary.
Pros: I don't know
Cons: I wonder how many Linux users spend money buying products from Creative but are "officially" ignored by the manufacturer.
Overall Review: Linux users, Wake up.
Demand that manufacturers support your choice of Linux and provide decent drivers for products before you spend your money.
Pros: After contacting Rosewill about ths product and being told that they had not really tested it for Linux, I was somewhat skeptical. It turns out that my fears were unfounded and this little fella works just fine.
I cannot imagine a better tool for my application.
(I've not found a Rosewill product that I haven't been entirely happy with).
Cons: Absolutely none
Overall Review: I have it tied into an older Dell D-3000 Windows XP machine and a self-built, purely Linux machine. The monitor is an LG, the keyboard a MS Ergo 4000 and the mouse a Logitech wireless. Speaker system is Logitech Z4.
The wireless dongle plugged into the KVM is only 10" away from the center of my mouse pad and the mouse reaction is quicker than a cat.
Pros: Fast as Lightning. Simply puts my previous Logitech corded USB rodent to shame.
Got home, plugged it into my KVM and the little booger went to blazing. Completely plug & play, just like its predecessor.
Cons: I have not fooled with the software, because I expect it not to work. Logitech, if you're paying attention, you need to fix this!
Overall Review: Mine is a Linux-only machine. people. Have no fear that it may or may not work with Linux. As a basic 3-button, it does great. But as I mentioned above, the software for features like horizontal scroll will probably not work for Linux (again).
Contrary to what Matt said a few posts ago, I got mine immediately, didn't pay $8+ for shipping and beat the total cost from the Egg. Sorry, Newegg, but a fact is a fact.
Pros: On January 8th, '08 I bought mine at a local box store for $9.99 plus .83 tax.
I plugged and played it on an XP machine for a few months until I finished my Linux machine, then plugged and played it on the new machine without trouble.
The momentary buttons have been flawless and it fits my hand well enough.
But the scroll wheel is annoyingly rough in one direction because of the way the it is notched, not unlike a ratchet wrench.
Cons: I started having trouble with intermittant activity a week ago and have moved it to three different USB ports without any improvement. The mouse is dying already.
Overall Review: Ten bucks isn't a lot of money these days, but it irks me that this thing is dying in its infancy. I suppose it's too much to ask that it would outlive its three year warranty.
Did I get what I paid for? I don't think so. And for the Mfgr to offer a 3 year warranty is indicative that they had higher expectations, also.