Joined on 08/24/08
Pros: Nothing has ever gotten past it Peace of mind 1st year free with this rebate deal
Cons: Why the silly name?
Overall Review: I've got about 10 licenses for this now. I install it on every machine before it goes out to family so when my mother-in-law calls in a panic because her machine has been taken over (per an e-mail, or a flashing web-site ad that says so), I know it's not true.
Good until it started failing
Pros: AMD Dual Graphics
Cons: Should have lasted more than 1 1/2 yr.
Overall Review: Recently started getting a complaint about video failure, screen blink, default drivers would load, few second later, reboot. Problem continued in the bios so I know it wasn't drivers. I usually got a little time out of it before it happened, so my diagnosis is leaning toward overheating. Pulled the card and the problem went away. Just posting this belated review in case anyone else has a similar problem.
I feel silly for not knowing this existed
Pros: Works Not cumbersome Inexpensive
Cons: A little touchy Noisy if you don't have anything playing
Overall Review: I listen to audio books in the car with my kids and am always fighting cables - USB power to the phone and speaker, and AV from phone to speaker. And I can never get the sound loud enough. This little guy plugs right into the top of my Note 2, even with a fairly large case and coming through the car speakers allows me to crank it way up. I get a lot of hiss, but I think that's the recording. If I plug in the USB power to it while it's playing, it invariably stops so get all that done ahead of time. And if you pause your book, you better get the radio off or down pretty quick if you don't want to hear an angry noise. I'm super happy to have this solution I didn't think of until I saw something similar as a Shell Shocker.
He said, she said
Pros: Work great for phone calls and music
Cons: My husband can't hear me when he's wearing them and I can't always tell. I suspect he may be faking it at times.
Overall Review: Bought them for my husband. He says he likes them and they work well. From strictly a performance standard he's satisfied. However, he doesn't like the look and tries to hide them so "I don't look like an idiot.
Interfered with husband's phone
Cons: Caused all sorts of mischief
Overall Review: My husband and I get identical phones for troubleshooting purposes. While this device was paired with my phone (Note 3), HIS phone went wonky. If he was on speaker, no one could hear him, if he was off speaker, he couldn't hear. Had to throw it away.
2nd times a charm
Pros: Less bulky than original
Cons: First one fizzled on plugging in
Overall Review: Plugged it in and sizzle and pop. Not something that you feel confident plugging into your pricey laptop. Gotta give full props to vendor for shipping out a working replacement promptly. Second one has been in use for a week now and seems solid.
The first product I received was defective and immediately upon contacting the seller, they shipped me a replacement. I had another defective product from a different vendor in the same order and was required to ship it back. This is a better way to do business. Thank you Hisgadget!