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Frank M.

Frank M.

Joined on 04/22/02

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Most Favorable Review

pretty good

Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk 1TB USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / Firewire800 3.5" External Hard Drive MDC1000
Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk 1TB USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / Firewire800 3.5" External Hard Drive MDC1000

Pros: the firewire 800 is fast. large size for price is nice. i have it hooked up to my iMac that i upgraded to Leopard. Time machine works really well.

Cons: the iMac would not format the hard drive to HFS+ initially. fortunately, i was able to reformat and repartion the drive using my linux machine (fdisk and mkfs). i had to reformat to fat32 before iMac was able to recognize the drive. i was able to reformat to HFS+ using Disk Utilities.

Overall Review: the fan is pretty noisy. sounds like a wounded train starting up. i was able to stick it in a closet though.

Most Critical Review

doesn't work

zBoost Dual Band Wireless Personal Cell Phone Signal Booster YX300-PCS/CEL
zBoost Dual Band Wireless Personal Cell Phone Signal Booster YX300-PCS/CEL

Pros: easy setup

Cons: it doesn't work. i needed cell access for my basement, so i bought this thinking it would get me signal. i've placed the external antenna where i get 4-5 bars, but get zero boost from the device. i should have gone with the more powerful booster

It's Dead, Jim

Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk 1TB USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / Firewire800 3.5" External Hard Drive MDC1000
Fantom Drives G-Force MegaDisk 1TB USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / Firewire800 3.5" External Hard Drive MDC1000

Pros: inexpensive, firewire 800, compact design

Cons: bought it in October, it has now died. i'm very disappointed with this, and should have listen to the reviews. well, i'll order the apple time capsule

Overall Review: it's kinda depressing to have something fail so quickly. i think it's the first product that i got from newegg that failed like this.

Don't go sledding with it!

Panasonic DMC-FX9K Black 6.0 MP 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera
Panasonic DMC-FX9K Black 6.0 MP 3X Optical Zoom Digital Camera

Pros: small form, image stabilizer. bright LCD panel. movies almost good enough to replace a camcorder

Cons: small enough to go anywhere, except sledding. i took my kids sledding, and forgot about the camera in my pocket. the LCD was cracked by the end of the day

Overall Review: i'm getting a new camera as soon as they are available.