Date Joined: 07/17/14
Pros: Great compact size and 256GB is excellent capacity for storing lots of pics, docs, even plenty of large video files. Speed is great too (what I've come to expect from Sandisk).
Cons: Not impressed at all with the construction of these thumb drives. I intended to put this drive on my key ring, but when it arrived, the thin, light weight, cheap plastic construction makes me doubt it would last long banging around on my key ring. I decided to continue my search for a better made drive for more mobile intention.
Overall Review: Overall, I'm still happy with Sandisk after this purchase, but I wish they would stick with sturdy and solid construction materials for their thumb drives. Plastic is even acceptable, but for Pete's sake, make it more sturdy and not so thin and flimsy for this nice of a thumb drive, please!
Pros: Super cool front LED display and effects
Plexi-glass side panel is less of a "shatter" risk than tempered glass
Cons: This case is completely useless because of CPU overheating. Even with an after market enlarged cooler (most of which will not fit on the CPU and still allow the side panel to be installed) the CPU will still run hot. What a waste of funds that could have been invested in an actual "usable" chassis.
Overall Review: Maybe I can rip the front display off and install it in the back window/package tray of my son's car. It would look very cool. But, sadly, this chassis is completely useless.
Pros: Laptop has been well maintained. Definitely "Grade A" condition for a used business laptop.
I've only had it today, but everything checks out so far. Nothing different than advertised. Nothing broken or not working.
Cons: None so far, for the price ($239) for a used laptop, claiming to be refurbished, but really in decent condition. Very nice!
Overall Review: I bought this for my youngest son. Not a bad system for school, light gaming, etc.
I love the used laptops for < $300 because after a few years of use, I don't feel so bad about just disposing them to buy another, more modern used laptop.
Pros: 4k Resolution
Decent quality for incredible price
4 x HDMI inputs
Well packed for shipment
Cons: Picture clarity is slightly under average
There is a very thin black shadowing around the edge of the LED panel
Warm up time requires a little more patience than a higher priced TV
Overall Review: If you looking for an honest review of this item, hopefully you are smart enough to ignore people who gave this TV a low rating based on their shipping experience. I have purchased TWO of these TVs now and both made it to the house without any problem. However, if one TV was damaged in shipping, I'm wise enough to discern between Avera and FedEx (or UPS) and would not attempt to deceive other would-be purchasers by posting a negative review just because a disgruntled delivery guy man handled the TV on it's way to your home. I still feel shocked that we live in a society in which people are this ignorant, but Cest La Vie.
Pros: I was immediately impressed with the sound. Not perfect, but very, very decent quality sound on my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 mobile phone. Sleek look and clean (white) appearance. Love that the removable audio cord can be connected to either side of the headphones. That flexibility is a well thought out design. Audio cord offers decent length also (not too short, not too long). Comfy hear foam cushions and snug tightness from headband. Very impressed with these, especially for the $17.99 sale price.
Cons: Sure wish that I had ordered two or three pair of these for the $17.99 sale price. I didn't have any experience with these, so only wanted to purchase one set to begin with.
Overall Review: Highly recommended! Great sound, nice look, comfortable feel and seems to be fairly decent quality manufacturing overall.
Pros: cheap, reliable, attractive
Cons: For the life of me, I cannot understand why brain dead engineer designs a gigabit speed wireless router with 100 Mbps wired connections. At the very least, hire a high school graduate with common sense to design your products to avoid this type of ridiculous oversight.
Pros: I was amazed by my first in home 4K experience when this TV arrived.
Packed securely and survived the shipment.
4K is incredible resolution for Windows 10 desktop experience
straight forward setup and configuration (plug & play ease)
Cons: I did notice a light "tint" around the edge of the screen when I pulled up an all white background to look for dead/discolored pixels. This does not bother me too much, but to someone with much higher expectations for such an affordable TV, they might be disappointed.
Overall Review: Do a google search for "dead pixel test" and you'll find many websites that have desktop backgrounds that you can pull up on your browser and press F11 to view them "full screen". You can pull up white, black, red, blue and green backgrounds that help you identify any dead pixels on your TV.
I had $30 in NewEgg gift cards that I put toward the TV at $249, so for $219 (shipped), it was an incredible deal and so far I'm very happy with the purchase and even considering buying one of the larger (55") versions of this model.
I can't speak to the lifetime of this product because I've only had it a couple days, but I had it on and viewing the screen most of the first two days of having it because of a conference that I was streaming off of the internet the weekend after it arrived. Having read some of the other reviews, I'm hopeful, but with cautious optimism.
I was tempted to give it 4 eggs because this TV is not in the same quality category as a Sony or Panasonic, but considering the value for the price (compared to a Sony or Panasonic), it deserves all 5 eggs (in my opinion). I will most certainly update my review if I end up having a negative experience over the lifetime of the product. Reading the reviews helped with my decision, which is why I felt a sense of duty to share my own review for other potential buyers.
Pros: Incorporating a color LCD screen would be nice. App has great color features (background turns red when furnace fires up).
When I'm away from home, app connects through remote service to thermostat quickly and updates info.
Most other Wi-Fi remote access thermostats cost considerably more. Emerson makes very high quality data center power and network equipment in multi-million dollar data centers, so it's a name I trust, because I work in the Information Technology field.
Cons: Haven't really found any yet. I've been pretty happy with the purchase and functionality of the device.
Overall Review: Overall, great value, decent quality and easy self-installation.
I paid $99 for this on a Newegg special. Been extremely pleased.
Read out shows outside forecasted temp for your area (based on zip code) as well as measures internal humidity and temp.
Pros: Extremely impressed with the video and sound quality. Controls are easy and functional, but button labels are a bit confusing at first.
Cons: Screen resolution is grainy (though it's only intended to offer a low resolution preview - watch the video files on your computer screen, they look much better).
The first unit I received either does NOT have a battery, or it is a defective battery. Without a battery, you have to re-configure the settings each time you turn on your car and restore power to this device. It is supposed to use battery to auto power off 15 seconds after you turn your car off and the battery should save the settings/configuration.
Overall Review: I got this unit for $25 on a shell shocker deal, but I'd gladly pay the regular price now that I have gotten it and tried it out. I'm just hopeful that I can either buy a new unit, or exchange the unit that was shipped to me because it doesn't seem to have a battery, or the battery within it is completely defective.
Pros: Ordered this chassis for a new system that I'm building for my daughter and was pleasantly surprised how nice the white paint job is. The inside has a convenient mount for an SSD drive, but unfortunately wastes a lot of space in front of where the SSD does mount. The price is not bad for a so-called "designer" computer case.
Cons: Lots of small suggestions for improvement, but for the price, we can live with the less than perfect design.
Overall Review: Decent chassis for the money. Somewhat cheap construction, but tolerable overall (especially when compared to other cheaper build chassis that cost more).
Pros: 5 case fans included (two at top, two at front, one at back). Two red LED fans in front. I don't care how the system looks, but my kids do. They love that kinda stuff. I just want the system to be quality and perform reliably.
Cons: Fans do not include 4-pin PWM plugs. I can't wait until the days of 3-pin RPM plugs and 4-pin molex (IDE hard drive power) plugs is long gone!
Overall Review: Overall a great chassis. Not perfect, but great bang for the buck!
Pros: cheap price
Cons: very thin metal construction. Flimsy and as light as a soda can.
Overall Review: Kinda wishing that I had spent a little extra to purchase a better quality case. One day I'll learn.