Perfect for video and music10/29/2012 3:32:19 PM

Pros: 1 - small size 2 - no flashing indicator lights 3 - lanyard loop

Cons: 1 - average speed

Overall Review: I specifically bought this because I wanted a mini USB drive to carry around movie and music files. I have different devices that I can play media on. So far I've used this with a Blu Ray player, laptop PC and car stereo and it worked perfectly. None of my units had a problem reading files on this USB drive. I like the fact that it is all black w/o any indicator lights. This is good to leave plugged into your Blu Ray/DVD player without an distracting flashing light. It's so small that I don't have to worry about accidentally knocking against it when I leave it plugged in.

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Great 4:3 PC monitor10/29/2012 3:20:45 PM

Pros: 1 - 1600x1200 resolution 2 - D-Sub, DVI-D, Analog & Digital 3 - Tilt & swivel 4 - Looks perfect w/ no scratches 5 - Low price

Cons: 1 - You have to be careful moving the monitor around. It detaches from the round metal base easily. 2 - No HDMI port.

Overall Review: Refurbished units get a bad rap sometimes. I took a chance on this generic monitor because it was a 4:3 ratio monitor. I prefer those for web browser and office work instead of the 16:9 wide screen PC monitors. I am very happy with my purchase. I bought my L200ME-BF seven months ago and use it daily. I have had no problems at all. It works perfectly with no dead pixels. I really like the 1600x1200 resolution for my office work. The multiple adjustments available on the stand makes this very useful. Also this screen works very well for me to watch videos. My only regret is that I only bought one of these when I had the chance.

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Refurbished BlackBerry PlayBook won't charge8/28/2012 1:03:28 PM

Pros: 1- The BlackBerry packaging was nice 2- Came with a official charger for the Playbook along with a soft slip case and USB cable 3- Tablet looks brand new w/ no scratches or blemishes 4- Fast delivery from Newegg 5 - $129.99 price is so low I had to give Playbook a try.

Cons: 1- Doesn't work 2 Battery won't charge (even with the included charger from BlackBerry)

Overall Review: I ordered this refurbished 16GB PlayBook over the weekend and it was delivered this Tuesday morning. I took it out of the box and it doesn't work. I pushed the power button, nothing happened. Plugged it in with the charger that came with the Playbook. It won't charge. When I plug it in, a red indicator light comes on and stays steady for about 15 seconds, then it changes to a green light that flashes 5 times then goes out. Unfortunately, I took a chance on a refurbished unit and ended up with a dud. I am going to check w/ Newegg tomorrow to see about returning it. The bad part about ordering refubished units is there is no refund. You can only send it back for a replacment. But don't delay in returning it, you only have a limited replacement period once you receive your reburbished device.

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Not Reliable - Deserves a zero rating11/21/2010 1:49:34 AM

Pros: For $199.99, there are no pros.

Cons: Not reliable. I've had two and they both died on my in less than 5 months. Ended up having to email Ectaco for a replacement. Two defective jetBooks. The old saying is "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." Please read the negative reviews for the jetBooks and see how many people are complaining about it freezing up, needing to be reset, or just not working properly. Read how many people are having problems installing firmware upgrades. Read how many people are having problems getting their jetBook to open DRM protected ebooks, even if DRM support was supposed to be added w/ the recent firmware.

Overall Review: I just noticed that this was selling on the Newegg site for $199.99. I don't understand why this unreliable ebook reader is selling for $199.99. That's more expensive than a Kindle and a Nook. I can understand taking a chance and buying this jetBook if it was cheaper. I'm warning anybody that I can, don't waste two hundred dollars on this. Before you buy this, ask yourself, "Can I trust that this product will last longer than the warranty?" Why buy something if you can't even trust it to work for a couple of years? Do you really feel comfortable w/ the idea of getting your ebook reader replaced every year?

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Nice fast flash drive11/3/2010 8:06:54 PM

Pros: Fast little flash drive. I've had it for 8 months so far w/o any problems. I loaded portable apps and use it to run portable version of Open Office, Foxit Reader and Firefox. I use it on a daily basis and it works great.

Cons: Larger than a OCZ Rally 2.

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Good Portable Hard Drive11/3/2010 7:43:01 PM

Pros: 1 - Small. It fits right into my 4.3" GPS case 2 - No Power cord. All you have to do is plug in a USB cable to your computer. 3 - No Software. I didn't need to install any software to use it. Plugged it in and my Windows XP computer recognized it as WD Elements. 4 - NTFS. This came already formatted as NTFS. 5 - Cheap. I picked this up for $19.99 on a Newegg special. I check the Newegg site on a daily basis because sometimes they have a really good deal. 120GBs for less than a twenty was too good to pass up.

Cons: 1 - Didn't come w/ a case.

Overall Review: I'm happy w/ this Western Digital Elements 120GB hard drive. I just got in in th email today. Newegg sent it to me in 2 days w/ free shipping (Egg Saver). I plugged it into my computer and moved some video files over to it. The speed is OK, I haven't measured the exact read/write speed. I tested coping a movie onto the hard drive and then watching it. After watching a 90 minute movie, it didn't freeze up or stutter. Also the hard drive is still cool to the touch. There is a white light by the mini USB plug that lights up when your USB is plugged in. Windows Explorer says the total size is 111GB.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Bought 2 JBLs since 12/9 and both froze up8/17/2010 2:23:08 PM

Pros: When it works, it is a very good reader. It offers a lot of options for a very low price. using AA batteries is very convenient for me. i have 2 sets of rechargeable batteries that I swap out.

Cons: But it is very unreliable. I bought my first jetBook Lite on 12/15/9 as a Shell Shocker. If you'll look, you'll see my original review under Troy Newegg last December was very positive. I actually criticized other negative reviewers as being too picky. I was very happy w/ it, but one day it bricked on me. I try to turn it on and all I got was the jetBook Lite start up screen. I was very happy w/ the unit up till then, so I decided to buy another. It was on Shell Shocker sale again. I bought my second jetBook Lite on 3/21/10. Again I was happy with it. Last week, I tried to upload the new firmware so that I can read my DRM eReader, MobiPocket and Barnes & Noble ebooks, and the unit bricked again. I try to turn it on and it stops at the jetBook Lite start up screen again. So the Biggest Con would be it's fragility. The 1st unit only lasted 3 months The 2nd unit only lasted 5 months

Overall Review: I'm not buying anymore of these ebooks because I dont' feel that they are reliable. When it worked, it was a very good reader for what I wanted. The problem is realiability. I've spent around $220 on these two jetBook Lites and I'm not buying anymore. I'm emailing the Ectaco site to see if I can get a replacement, but they emailed me instructions on firmware upgrades. I just want to warn anyone thinking about buying this that this ereader may not last long. I buy a lot of electronics and carry everything around in protective cases, but this is the first time I've had a unit break on me twice in less than 9 months. I spent over $200 on Ectaco and all I have to show for it are two paperweigts on my desk.

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Why Do I Have Less Drive Space?2/12/2010 12:55:54 PM

Pros: I wanted to respond to the reviews below who list as con because this shows less than 750 GB in Windows. Your hard drive may show less space than the published specifications due to a number of reasons. The way size is calculated and displayed. Any "Partitions" on the disk will change the total in a specific partition. Hidden files and folders decrease available space. Compression increases the apparent size, but not the physical size. Drives larger than the OS or Drivers natively supports. First, the definition of a megabytes (or gigabytes) is a unit of data storage capacity measured in 1,048,576 bytes (or 1024KB). The larger the numbers, the more apparent the size difference will be when listing the size as megabytes (or gigabytes) versus bytes. Actually, both numbers are correct. The noticeable difference is due to the 1024KB definition of a megabyte. This is why a 95.3GB hard drive can also be listed as having 102 billion bytes of total space.

Cons: Just think of it as "round off" In the screen shot at right: The first number is the total number of bytes, the second number is based on the number of megabytes or gigabytes. Second, some computers have a non-DOS hard drive partition that is used for features such as Save to Disk, Hibernation, or Recovery. This partition is not normally reported by the operating system, although it can be viewed using a disk partition utility. This is very common on desktops and laptops. NOTE: Partition information will be created or formatted automatically during initial system setup and a system recovery. Third, by default, all system files are hidden and cannot be seen. This may adversely affect the reporting of available hard drive space. You can set your Folder Options so you view system and hidden files and folders, but do be careful as changes to system files can adversely affect your system.

Overall Review: Fourth, if you turn on Compression for a drive, it will increase reported free space and used space, but since compression is based upon the actual contents, this number is not fixed, but will change as files are added or changed. Fifth, older operating systems did not support some of today's larger drives, so the total space reported may be much smaller than the drive specifications. It is also worth noting that bad sectors are corrected by your operating system and can change the total drive space, free space, or used space as well. So as long as a drive is reporting a value approximately close to the specification value, you can be comfortable that you received the right drive and that you are getting to correct data storage. Of course, tuning of your drive's partitions and options can yield optimal values, but this is not something for the average user to explore.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Cheapest ebook reader I've seen12/24/2009 7:47:54 AM

Pros: Low Price Bought this at the Shell Shocker price. I've been using it for a week now and I love it. It turns on in a second and pages turn fast. Uses 4 AA batteries. I already have a set of rechargable batteries. The battery life is good. It accepts SD cards, so far I've tried my 4gb SDHC card and 2GB microSD card w/ a SD adapter. SC card has to be formated in FAT or FAT32. My primary Ebook reader is my Blackberry Curve w/ MobiPocket Reader. Jetbook Lite won't read DRM I bought from MobiPocket site, but will read ebooks I made using MobiPociket Creator. I was able to drag and drop my PRC files to the SD card. I also put some files in the HTML, Txt, RFT format and jetBook lite could read them. Went to Feedbooks & Manybooks websites and tested downloading ePub, PDF & fb2 files directly to SD card in jetBook Lite. I use PDF Custom format: Dimensions 70mm x 90mm Line spacing 1.25 Margins 3 (all sides) Font size 8 or 10 I also tested creating a PDF in OpenOffice

Cons: No Cons for such a low price A little bit heavier than my Blackberry, but it is easy to carry around. The little battery bump on the back fits into the palm of my left hand. You can change the layout from Portait to Landscape. The Font size is adjustable from 12 points to 32 points & there are only two fonts(Arial and Verdana). The resolution is good and I find this to be very easy to read. The default options are good, but you can change the font size easily. Has a 5-inch reflective TFT manufactured by Toshiba used in pocket dictionaries. There's also a Auto Power Off and Auto Turn Page option under User Settings. You can plug the jetBook - Lite into your computer using the microUSB port. It will show the memory of the reader and also the SD card. Under System Settings, you can check battery life, main memory capacity & SD card capacity. There's an Internal File manager & SD Card File Manager where you can delete ebooks directly from the jetBook-Lite.

Overall Review: The jetBook-Lite comes preloaded w several ebooks like the King James Bible, The Lost World, Beowulf, Dracula, The Art of War, Macbeth, A Tale of Two Cities, Hamlet & Oliver Twist. It files the books on it's main memory in separate folders like Children's, Detectives, Fiction, History, etc. So when you put ebooks on your SD card, i recommend you but them is a separate folder with a unique name as well such as SD ebooks, SD HTML or SD PDF. Mine came w/ Firmware version v0.14i and Patch v15. Overall, this is a good deal for the price. It doesn't have alot of the options of other ereaders such as MP3 player. But is it the cheapest ebook reader I've seen. If you want more, then you should be prepared to spend $200 to $400 dollars. This is a great ebook reader for such a low price. The review below who returned it because he thought the battery compartment was a tumor is overly picky. Where did he think 4 AA batteries were supposed to go?

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
I use this 8GB Rally2 for Portable Apps10/21/2009 11:17:03 AM

Pros: Fast - I've also have an 8GB Corsair Voyager and this is faster. I have downloaded Portable Apps Suite 1.5.2 for Windows on this Rally2. I've used it once a week w/ no problem as a backup for my 4GB Rally2. I move around from different PCs and my laptop, so I use Portable FireFox browser. I've also used Portable 7-Zip, Clamwin, CoolPlayer, InfraRecorder, Lightscreen, OpenOffice and VLC Media Player w/ this Rally2 USB drive. This is fast enought to run these applications of the drive w/ no problems. I have even had multiple Brower windows and OpenOffice Writer files open at the same time. Slim - This USB drive is very slim and it's easy for me to instert it into my laptop USB port when the other slot is full. I keep this in my pants pocket everyday w/o a problem. Light - I like the orange light on this Rally2. Other people are complaining, but I want to have a light on my USB drives. I use my web browser alot so I like to tell when it's in use.

Cons: None - I haven't had a Rally2 USB drive fail on me yet.

Overall Review: I recommend this Rally2 Dual Channel drive over most of the USB drives being sold today. It's slimmer and it has a faster read/write speed. It also doesn't come w/ any crapware that you need to delete. Honestly, if you want to get TrueCrypt or any other applications, you can easily download it. I prefer to buy a clean USB drive rather than deal w/ U3 or other proprietary formats w/ incompatibilty issues. The Orange light is a plus for me. I have had issues w/ ejecting USB drives from certain desktop computers, so I prefer to have a light. On this Rally2, the light stays on when it is inserted in your computer, it flashes when there is activity, and it turns off when you've sucessfully ejected it. This USB also seems relatively cool after use. I use my 4GB Rally2 as my main portable apps flash drive & use this 8GB as backup and for larger file downloads. I'm using this drive right now to submit this review on the Newegg website thru the portable apps browser.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
It Works7/22/2009 1:53:58 PM

Pros: It works. I bought this cable to use w/ my laptop and work and home. This is a good length for me because I can fit it in my laptop bag easily. My ethernet connections were just a little too far way w/ my regular cable.

Cons: None

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
It Works7/22/2009 1:50:30 PM

Pros: It works. I bought this cable to use w/ my laptop and work and home.

Cons: None

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Graphics are great w/ a Radeon 46707/10/2009 6:57:03 AM

Pros: 1) Graphics are great. 2) Western theme is a change of pace from all the alien/secret government agent FPS games out there.

Cons: None that I know of.

Overall Review: * I have a Dell GX620 (Windows XP Pro) and a Sapphire Radeon 4670 512GB and I as able to run this w/ the graphics set on Max.

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It works7/10/2009 6:52:14 AM

Pros: 1) It works. I just got it yesterday and I plugged it into my computer speakers and played some Call of Juarez. There wasn't any loss of sound quality while using these.

Cons: None that I know of.

Overall Review: My computer is on the floor and my speakers have a short cable, so this stereo speaker extension cable was useful for me. I bought an extra pair since the are so cheap. I also got Free Shipping w/ Newegg. They arrived in exactly three days so I'm happy.

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Double slot PCI express card doesn't fit in a Dell GX6207/3/2009 9:31:26 AM

Pros: It looks nice. Low power requirement allows you to use this in office computers w/ their standard power supply. You can buy a refurbished office computer like a Dell or HP and put in a Radeon HD 4670 and have yourself a low budget gaming computer.

Cons: I bought this before I checked to make sure that there was room on my motherboard. This video card takes up two spaces, but my motherboard on the Dell GX620 doesn't have an extra slot to the right of my PCI express slot. All of my other computers have that configuration, but the GX620 has it's PCI slots laid out in the opposite direction.

Overall Review: I returned this to New Egg and go a single slot Sapphire Radeon 4670 instead. It works fine. If you have a Dell, look at your motherboard before you order this to make sure that a double slot video card will fit.

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Works in Dell GX620 & the fan is not load6/10/2009 8:07:57 AM

Pros: 1. Works in a Dell GX620. The Mobo set up for my Dell GX620 won't allow me to use a 2 slot video card in my PCI-Express slot. This is a shorter card that only uses one slot. The fan doesn't hang too far either. 2. Low power requirement. Does not require a power connector, it runs from the PCI slot only. My Dell GX620 has a 305 watt PSU and this HD4670 runs w/o a problem. 3. This is a great upgrade from my integrated graphics. I can see the difference when I play my DVDs already. 4. Can run graphic intensive games on it. I have Win XP Pro on my computer, so I can run all of my XP games like Quake 3, Wolfenstein, Two Worlds, Transformers, and Halo w/ Hi Graphics. 5. HDMI. I'm planning to buy a new monitor and speaker system to use the HDMI output. 6. Price. This is a good card for a sub $100 price. The rebate makes it better. 7. 1 D-Sub and 1 DVI output. I didn't have to use an adapter to connect to my old monitor. Good configuration for video card.

Cons: It doesn't come w/ any games or DVD software like some other video cards have. This was a new refurbished computer that I put this HD4670 into and I would have appreciated some software. Not that big of a Con. Also don't bother w/ the driver disk that come on w/ the card. They are outdated. I went to the Sapphire website and downloaded the most current Win XP driver and loaded it w/o any problems.

Overall Review: I've read other reviews that complain about the fan noise. I was worried about it when I was trying to decide which 4670 I was going to buy from Newegg. But I was surprised by how quiet it actually is when I put it in my computer. I have my computer on my desk by my monitor and it doesn't bother me. It makes a whooshing noise, but it isn't too loud. It doesn't sound like an airplane engine. Really my dvd drive is louder than this video card fan. My Dell GX620 motherboard doesn't have room for me to use a fanless card that would take up alot of space, do I need to use a one slot video card w/ a fan. Unlike other motherboards, I don't have an empty slot to the right side of my PCI Express slot that would let me use a bigger fan on my video card. When I have my computer running, I can hear the fan running, but it's competing w/ the sound from my case fan, PSU and dvd drive. I don't even notice the fan when I'm gaming.

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It worked in my laptop5/15/2009 10:50:15 AM

Pros: 1. It worked. 2. It gives me almost 8gbs of space for me to save my video files on my laptop. I prefer to keep video clips on my SD card instead of leaving them on my hard drive to keep my laptop uncluttered.

Cons: 1. This is a class 4 card instead of a class 6. It took awhile to load about 4GB of video files, but I'm happy. It's still faster than my 8GB Flash Voyager USB drive.

Overall Review: The first thing I did when I got this Kingston 8GB SD card was to Quick Format over to NTFS. It formated w/ no problems. My rig is an ACER Aspire 4530 w/ 3GB DDR2, 9100M G, 160GB HDD and Vista Home Premium

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Portable Apps SDHC Card4/29/2009 2:45:30 PM

Pros: Fast enough to run Portable Apps Suite. This card is rated Class 6 on the packaging. I'm leaving this in my SD slot on my Acer laptop to run programs. I tested this w/ HD Tune. HD Tune: Generic-Multi-Card Benchmark Transfer Rate Minimum : 18.5 MB/sec Transfer Rate Maximum : 19.1 MB/sec Transfer Rate Average : 19.0 MB/sec Access Time : 0.9 ms Burst Rate : 15.3 MB/sec CPU Usage : 7.2% After I got my card, I formated it to NTFS. My Vista Home Premium didn't have any problems recognizing this card.

Cons: Not much faster than my other Generic SD card. I also ran HD Tune on a Kingston 4GB Class 4 card that I was using for Ready Boost. This card is formated FAT32 HD Tune: Generic-Multi-Card Benchmark Transfer Rate Minimum : 19.0 MB/sec Transfer Rate Maximum : 19.1 MB/sec Transfer Rate Average : 19.1 MB/sec Access Time : 0.9 ms Burst Rate : 13.8 MB/sec CPU Usage : 8.5%

Overall Review: I ordered this card on 4/22 and I just got it today on 4/27. This was w/ the Free Shipping

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Better than my old USB hub4/27/2009 8:19:10 PM

Pros: 1 - it works. Some of the other generic USB hubs I've bought in the past didn't even work. 2 - able to use all 4 ports w/ my laptop. I plugged this into my ACER Aspire 4530 lap top and it was instantly recognized. I then added my travel mouse, Voicestar USB Bluetooth adapter, my OCZ Rally2 4GB and an old Flash Voyager 8GB. I was able to run Portable Apps off my Rally2 and listed to a music file on the Flash Voyager thru my Bluetooth headphones w/ no problem. I also didn't have any lag time issues w/ my mouse. My old USB hub wouldn't allow me to use all four ports reliably. 3 - the light changes colors. I'm a sucker for anything that lights up. 4 - the ports are arranged around the circular hub so there are no problems in pluggin in larger USB drives like a Flash Voyager. 5- comes w/ a longer extender cable than some of my other USB accesories. Also I used the extender cable w/ all four ports full and had no lag time issues. 5. USB connector folds into the USB hub

Cons: Not on sale anymore. I've learned that when things like this go on sale at Newegg, just go ahead an buy it. If you wait until payday, you'll miss out.

Overall Review: I ordered this w/ Neweggs Free Shipping offer on 4/22 and it just arrived today on 4/27. Also my Vista Home Premium OS picked up this USB hub immediately.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
Portable Apps SDHC Card4/27/2009 8:05:07 PM

Pros: Fast enough to run Portable Apps Suite. This card is rated Class 6 on the packaging. I'm leaving this in my SD slot on my Acer laptop to run programs. I tested this w/ HD Tune. HD Tune: Generic-Multi-Card Benchmark Transfer Rate Minimum : 18.5 MB/sec Transfer Rate Maximum : 19.1 MB/sec Transfer Rate Average : 19.0 MB/sec Access Time : 0.9 ms Burst Rate : 15.3 MB/sec CPU Usage : 7.2% After I got my card, I formated it to NTFS. My Vista Home Premium didn't have any problems recognizing this card.

Cons: Not much faster than my other Generic SD card. I also ran HD Tune on a Kingston 4GB Class 4 card that I was using for Ready Boost. This card is formated FAT32 HD Tune: Generic-Multi-Card Benchmark Transfer Rate Minimum : 19.0 MB/sec Transfer Rate Maximum : 19.1 MB/sec Transfer Rate Average : 19.1 MB/sec Access Time : 0.9 ms Burst Rate : 13.8 MB/sec CPU Usage : 8.5%

Overall Review: I ordered this card on 4/22 and I just got it today on 4/27. This was w/ the Free Shipping.

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Works fine w/ my T-Mobile Curve4/8/2009 11:11:08 AM

Pros: * Easy Design - It is a simple cradle for you Blackberry Curve w/ mini USB port in the back. You don't even need instructions. I took my desktop charging pod out of the shrink warp and plugged it into wall adapter. My Curve 8320 charged up w/o a problem. *Looks nice sitting on my desk. The chrome is cool. *It lights up when you have it plugged in. If you have this at bedside there are two white lights that you can see in the dark to put your Curve into the charging pod. But it's so bright that I think it's distracting at all. *I don't have to unplug my phone anymore when I get a call. I just pick it up from the cradle. *You can use your USB wall adapter or a USB cord connected to your computer. *Small enough for me to take it on travel. *Fits securely in the cradle and easy to take out. I use my Curve all the time, so I have to charge it daily. I don't have to worry about my phone falling out while I'm working at my desk during the day. *Solid construction

Cons: * I have to take my Curve out of my hard case to use this desktop charging pod. Not a big problem at all.

Overall Review: I got a fast delivery this time w/ New Egg's Free Shipping special. I ordered it onSaturday and got it in the Mail on Tuesday. Also I like the way this is built. It's one chromed piece w/o any moving parts. There is nothing for you too lose or break off on this charging pod. This isn't a cheaply made knock-off.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Portable Apps USB Drive3/31/2009 10:41:14 AM

Pros: Fast - I've used several USB drives over the years, and this is the fastest for me to download files on. I have downloaded Portable Apps Suite 1.5.2 for Windows on this Rally2. I've used it continutally for about a week now w/ no problem. I move around from different desktop computers and my laptop computer, so I use Portable FireFox browser. I've also used Portable 7-Zip, Clamwin, CoolPlayer, InfraRecorder, Lightscreen, OpenOffice and VLC Media Player w/ this Rally2 USB drive. This is fast enought to run these applications of the drive w/ no problems. I have even had multiple Brower windows and OpenOffice Writer files open at the same time using this Rally2. Slim - This USB drive is very slim and it's easy for me to instert it into my laptop USB port when the other slot is full. Some USB drives are too wide and you have to use an extender cord. Light - I like the orange light on this Rally2. Other people are complaining, but I want to have a light on my USB drives.

Cons: None - It gives better performance than other 4gb flash drives.

Overall Review: I recommend this Rally2 Dual Channel drive over most of the USB drives being sold today. It's slimmer and it has a faster read/write speed. It also doesn't come w/ any crapware that you need to delete. Honestly, if you want to get TrueCrypt or any other applications, you can easily download it. I prefer to buy a clean USB drive rather than deal w/ U3 or other proprietary formats w/ incompatibilty issues. The Orange light is a plus for me. I have had issues w/ ejecting USB drives from certain desktop computers, so I prefer to have a light. On this Rally2, the light stays on when it is inserted in your computer, it flashes when there is activity, and it turns off when you've sucessfully ejected it. I've had this Rally2 plugged in using the web brower for 2-3 hours at a time w/o any problem. When I removed it, it was relatively cool whereas my bluetooth adapter in the next USB port was hot to the touch. This Rally2 is working perfectly for my needs, I give it 5 stars.

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just got it in the mail3/17/2009 8:48:35 AM

Pros: *faster than my 8gb Corsair Flash Voyager. My primary USB drive is a 8GB Flash Voyager that I use on a daily basis transferring files from my desktop to my desktop computers. I practiced transferrring the same amount of files to the Lexar 4gb ExpressCard SSD and the Corsair 8gb Flash Voyager. Each time this Lexar 4gb was faster. They are both formated FAT32. * it used my Expresscard slot that previously was unused. This is good because frees up my usb port and my SD card reader that I usually use to move files. *included software is only about 3.9MB *seems faster that other reviews state for ExpressCard SSDs. *can be used for Readyboost. *very cheap here at newegg. I plan to pick up the 8gb Lexar if it ever goes back on sale. I want to try to use this to mount ISOs onto Virtual Drive Clone on my laptop. I also want to try to put Portable Apps on this to see if it will work. I already use Portable Apps on my USB drive.

Cons: *Not that big of a deal, but it sticks out one 16th of an inch from the side of my laptop. I was hoping that this would fit flush. I'm just going to be careful about this when I move my laptop around because I want to leave this in the ExpressCard slot permanently. * also you can only use this in an ExpressCard slot. This isn't one of those SSDs that has a mini USB port on it.

Overall Review: I just got this 4gb disk in the mail yesterday and put it in my Acer Aspire 4530. When I first but it in my Expresscard slot, it gave me a message that this would perform faster if it was in a USB 2.0 slot and wouldn't allow me to. I thought that was weird and rebooted my laptop. The second time it inserted this disk in my Expresscard slot, it recognized it and allowed me to use it for ready boost. I'm thinking about using something like Truecrypt to encrypt this and formating this NTFS. I only plan on using this w/ my laptop w/ Vista Home Premium. I also regret missing the deal on the 8gb Lexar. The fact that this is basically a USB drive does not bother me. I've been using USB drives on a regular basis for a few years and they do the job. I don't expect this to be as fast as eSata. My system: (Acer Aspire 4530) 120gb HDD 3gb mem AMD Athlon 64 X2 QL-60 GeForce 9100M

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