Date Joined: 06/23/08
Pros: Letting go of a land line isn't a simple matter for a family residing in a multi-bedroom home; if you're not in the habit of carrying your cell phone around with you everywhere, you might have to run downstairs -- and try to find it before it stops ringing. This excellent Panasonic Link2Cell phone system with multiple remote handhelds enables you to connect up to two Bluetooth-enabled cell phones, so that calls placed to the cells ring on all the handsets. In addititThe cell phones need to be plugged in and placed near the base unit.
I found this Panasonic Link2Cell phone system to be solidly constructed, easy to install and set up (~15 minutes), and compatible with both of our phones (neither of which was listed on Panasonic's compatibility list:
LG AS740 (LG Axis smartphone)
Overall Review: We're using it in the land-line + cell mode experimentally to determine whether it is advisable to cancel our landline - I am confident that we will, producing a savings of $80/month.
Pros: Given the (temporarily) inflated prices of SATA drives, I decided to make use of two older, 500GB IDE drives for a backup storage system. These inexpensive but highly effective and reliable enclosures did the trick nicely. They're attractive and well designed.
Cons: Be aware that there is only one way to insert the drive caddy into the enclosure's body. If you have difficulty inserting it, flip the caddy and try again. You may have to squeeze the caddy fins together in order to accomplish the insertion. This is much easier than it sounds!
Pros: Length, hefty wire gauge, nicely finished, looks sturdy.
Cons: Just wish it were a couple of feet longer!
Overall Review: No evident degradation of signal in spite of the length. Well shielded against interference from AC power lines within 1" of cable.
Pros: Classy finish, plenty of room, all the cables you'll need, great documentation
Overall Review: I'd buy another one
Pros: Beautiful, classic, non-busy design
Cold rolled steel finish is excellent & attractive
Cable routing beneath motherboard is an excellent feature
Detailed, helpful manual
Quiet (but not silent!)
Cons: Rather heavy - not for flimsy tables!
Overall Review: It was a genuine pleasure to build a system with this case. Everything needed was provided, and it went together well. The two three-speed fans mounted on the top and upper rear of the case do an excellent job of cooling the unit - I am able to run them on low speed even with an overclocked processor. The fans are much noisier at medium or high speed, but fortunately I didn't need them.
Pros: Excellent design - efficient cooling
Remarkable cooling capacity
Cons: Very large unit - make sure it will fit
Somewhat difficult to attach to motherboard (large size makes it hard to see whether the mounting pins are properly seated)
Provided thermal coating was ineffective
Overall Review: I installed this unit on a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 motherboard, and it's cooling an Intel Core 2 Quad processor (6600) overclocked at 3.0 GHz. My first installation was not successful -- due, I think, to the ineffective thermal paste coating provided with this unit. Another problem was that one of the mounting pins was improperly seated, resulting (no doubt) in an incomplete mating between the cooling surface and the processor. Because this unit is so large, and my motherboard is so crowded, it was very difficult to see whether the mounting pins were fully inserted.
I removed the unit, and used isopropyl alcohol to remove the provided thermal coating in favor of Rosewill Thermal Compound (RCX-TC001), and made sure (this time) that all four pins were securely seated. I am very pleased with the results. Since the install, I've rarely seen temperatures above 53C. Most of the time, the cores run in the 32C to 48C range, well below Intel's recommended maximum of 62.5C.
Pros: This is my first Antec power supply purchase and I'm quite pleased with it. I'm running a Gigabyte GA-P35-DS4 with an Intel quad core 2 (Q6600) overclocked at 3.0GHz, 8 GB of RAM, 2 internal hard drives, a DVD writer, an external FireWire backup drive, a Bluetooth dongle, and a horde of USB peripherals... no problems at all. Plenty of clean, quiet power. Excellent user manual. Simple installation. I really liked the modular cables that enable you to plug in as many as you need, but no more. Plenty were supplied!
Cons: I can't think of any. Great price, great power supply.
Pros: * GREAT PRICE!
* 4 x 2GB = 8GB of fast, stable RAM
Cons: It's said that this product is not designed for overclocking - I knew that when I ordered them, and don't intend to overclock my system.
Pros: Low cost, speed, humongous capacity
Cons: Pronounced "click" on access after period of disuse (could be attributable to data mapping on drive...?)
Overall Review: There are ample reasons this drive is among the most popular products at Newegg. 650 GB, 7200 RPM, and a great price. The drive worked perfectly upon arrival and has been soldiering on as a Time Machine backup drive without any problems for two months. I recommend it without hesitation (and in fact I just bought another one)