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Robert B.

Robert B.

Joined on 01/22/04

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Canon NB-5L 1120mAh 3.7V Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack
Canon NB-5L 1120mAh 3.7V Li-Ion Rechargeable Battery Pack

Pros: It works as described.

Cons: None.

Most Critical Review

Needs Active Cooling

GIGABYTE GeForce 7600GS 256MB GDDR2 AGP 8X Video Card GV-N76G256D-RH
GIGABYTE GeForce 7600GS 256MB GDDR2 AGP 8X Video Card GV-N76G256D-RH

Pros: For the visual cognition lab where I installed three of these cards, it has shown itself to a be a great value for our aging AGP slots.

Cons: The heatsink gets very, very hot. I'd advise a card with active cooling instead. I ended up putting three PCI slots coolers just below the video cards in the hope of doing some good.

Very Disappointing

LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
LIAN LI Lancool PC-K7B Black Aluminum/ SECC ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: The front bezel is very easy to remove. The front fans have filters. The top-facing USB, IEEE 1394, and audio ports are great for a computer that will sit on the floor. It has a removal motherboard tray. The case feels solid. It's roomy. It looks nice.

Cons: The hard drive cage came in backwards, and it took many screws to turn it around. The case comes with non-standard-sized motherboard mounting screws, and I had to use their little wrench. When the computer is in sleep mode, the power LED blinks, which is highly annoying. The polarity on the front panel LED plugs for the motherboard are reversed, so they have to be plugged in upside-down from what their labels would lead me to believe. The headphone jack on the top of the case was very tight, and it took some work to plug in headphones.

Overall Review: I've never seen such a difficult case, even at much lower price points. This was shamefully bad, especially for a higher-cost ATX case.

Simple and Nice

Fossil Kaleido Blue Mirror Dial Mens Watch AM3695
Fossil Kaleido Blue Mirror Dial Mens Watch AM3695

Pros: My father has an allergy to stainless steel (strange, I know) and always wanted a watch but had never been able to find one that he could wear that didn't cost a fortune. I found this for him several years ago, and since only the leather band makes contact with his skin, he can wear it comfortably. My mother still mentions to me how much Dad loves his watch. It looks good on him, and the blue/green color switch is a nifty feature.

Cons: None.

Just about Perfect

Timex Men's Easy Reader | Silver-Tone Case | Brown Leather Watch T20041
Timex Men's Easy Reader | Silver-Tone Case | Brown Leather Watch T20041

Pros: It's easy to read, has the day and date, and doesn't have an annoying, contrived look to it. I set my watch budget pretty high while searching for a nice analog watch, but I never found a design that could outdo this watch for sheer simplicity and elegance, all for a fraction of the price. I can't stand watches that are crammed with unnecessary features and dials that are never used.

Cons: It's a little difficult to set the day and date, but it's not something I have to mess with very often.

Simple & Effective

Incipio feather Matte Black Solid Ultra Light Hard Shell Case for iPhone 4/4S                                                         IPH-512
Incipio feather Matte Black Solid Ultra Light Hard Shell Case for iPhone 4/4S IPH-512

Pros: The iPhone 4, as with most portable Apple products, is very slippery. The Incipio Feather adds almost no weight or width to the phone while greatly decreasing the chance that it'll slip out of my hand or pocket. Also, given the hard edges of the iPhone 4, this makes it much more comfortable to hold.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: It's too bad that I should have to buy this in order to make up for yet another design that sacrifices function for form.