Date Joined: 09/14/01
Pros: The audio side is good, things sound nice (but so do most amps nowadays)
Cons: The software/digital side of it is complete garbage, and they refuse to fix it with firmware updates that they could easily roll out, but dont care as theyve moved onto the next scam.
Its plugged into my network.... its sent 15k requests, yes 15,000 , to the NTP time server in the last 24 hours.
Airplay crashes within the amp software within a couple hours of streaming and then it wont work until you unplug the unit.
This seems to happen to alot of the software features, they crash eventually and the unit has to be unplugged and plugged back in.
I could go on.. but just avoid this flawed unit.
Overall Review: Do not buy. It seems to be discontinued and unavailable, if you see it, Avoid like the plague.
Pros: Nice case... build quality is good... it feels nice, not cheap.. looks good, everything inside was solid. I Fit in a big Graphics card, EVO 212 cooler, 600w CORSAIR power supply... all with tons of room left. Tons of options for drives inside of it.... I used an m.2 SSD so all of mine were empty.. but you could really setup a nice filer server in this thing.
Cons: It feels a little big, lots of wasted space inside. After staring at it for a week, I decided it was too big still and am going to rebuild with a smaller mobo and case. The audio port on the front got a little noisey (inside the headphones) after leaving the computer on for a few days, not sure if that was the case fault, or the mobo high impedance mobo setting for the high end headphones i was using. I plugged direct into the back of the mobo and it was fine.
Overall Review: I ended up going with an ITX option... many of these mATX options are still too big really, I would only go mATX if you really think you will end up going dual video card.... Other than that there are a lot of nice ITX options, that dont leave so much empty space on your desk........ This case was cheap though.. so it will probably sit around here for a bit, and then I'll give it to a friend building a rig.
Pros: Runs great. I didnt do any benchmarking, but seems very solid. Installs/Boots right up, installed Nvidia drivers for it in win 10 with no problems.. I have it running three 1080p monitors under Win10.. the Fans dont even kick on when its in the desktop doing basic stuff. The plethora of connection options on the back is great.
Cons: Its not small, but not too big really... The ports on the back in most cases will be right up against the edge of the slits to the outside of the case... so slimmer tipped cables are ideal. But I didnt find any cable that hasnt fit yet, but I could see that being an issue.
Pros: Works great, didnt need any special drivers to install this under Windows 10. Quite fast. Quite small. Doesnt put off heat.
Pros: Had for many years, works fine, no problems I can think of.....
Cons: Took off an egg cause its not the most aesthetically pleasing case, industrial design is functional but nothing special.
Pros: Bought, installed, worked fine for the last 4 years....
Cons: Can't complain really.....
Pros: Worked fine in 27" Apple Imac.... easy install and booted right up and has worked for 2 years with no hiccups. Its installed with 2 sticks other memory as well, from different maker, no problems with that.
Cons: I guess its not the fastest stuff around.. but neither is my old imac.
Pros: I've played through the twice already over the last few years.... and talking about it makes me want to start up a new game and try all over again....
Cons: Not enough other good games like this.... I look forward to more modern squad based combat games inspired by this.
Pros: Very enjoyable game, especially if you like the original Alpha Centauri...... or for any general Civ fans... similar dynamics of course, but with a lot of interesting tweaks.
Cons: A little pricey for an older game.
Pros: Connecting a Dell monitor to a new iMac. Had no problems with it at all, works great.
Pros: Had it for 6 months, works fine with no problems.
Cons: Havent had any problems with it. Glad to finally find reliable USB products.
Overall Review: Its stowed under the desk so i never see it or mess with it much, but it works fine attached to a newer iMac, expanding the usb 3 ports for my external HDs, mouse, other peripherals.
Cons: I only get USB 2.0 speeds out of it. Dunno what happened, if i was shipped the wrong one or what.
Overall Review: Not worth the cost to even return it, but the one I received only does 2.0 speeds for some reason, so only giving it 2 eggs.
Pros: Great router, wireless works perfect, wired connections are quick and flawless. If you have the money to spare, this thing is the ultimate. If you use the internet all day, this should be a no-brainer. Great reception.
Cons: Pricey compared to most routers, but you tend to get what you pay for.
Pros: Fan built into case. Disk install is easy, don't need any tools. Tray slides out with slide of a button, then HD locks into place with some plastic rails that stick into the side of the drive. Very easy to do. Power button on front of unit.
Cons: Fan is loud, very noticable. Taking an egg off for that. Case is of average construction. Doesn't feel too flimsy, but definitely not as solid as some aluminum cases I have. Plastic front and back panels feel a little chintzy as well, but shouldnt be a problem if you arent moving this drive around much. Fan cover also arrived unattached on mine, had to relock it in place as someone else described in a previous review. Had the HD locked in and running and recognized on my Mac within 4 minutes of opening the box.
Overall Review: If you need an external enclosure with a larger than normal fan, this is definitely an approriate unit. For drives that run cooler though, this unit may be a bit of overkill, especially if you plan to leave it on constantly, and within earshot.
Pros: Bought this on sale recently. Great price for DDR3. Installed into an Apple 27" Imac I7. Had 4 gb, added this 8gb. It installs super easy. Booted right up, been up and running for 36 hours straight, no failure, no problems at all. Very solid ram. Loving the 12gb total.
Cons: None yet.
Overall Review: Cheap, and works perfect in an Apple Imac.
Pros: 1080P for a grand. Can't be beat if you're on a budget and want the highest res possible. Looks great, nice wide screen in a relatively short throw distance. Lots of inputs. Solid build, case not too small or too big.
Cons: The reason i'm giving it 4 instead of 5 eggs is that it definitely looks very washed out when watching in a living room mid-afternoon that has a few windows. High power light mode doesn't really improve it much either, and is of course noticable fan noise when on and there isnt background sound. This is to be expected of a projector of these Lumens, but definitely keep it in mind when purchasing.
Overall Review: Great for watching at night in a darkened room. Low light mode works great, and the unit is quiet. If you plan to watch a lot of TV during the daylight hours, and have a bright room, you may want to look elsewhere. Projecting onto 100" screen. The unit doesnt have as many config options as I've seen on some other units, but its definitely enough to be useful.
Pros: Works as advertised, no hiccups.
Cons: didnt know if the Trendnet brand was trustworthy or not... but seems good so far.
Overall Review: small form factor, small power supply. good little gbit box.
Pros: Good router. I bought this to replace a Dlink DGL-4300 that was going nutty on me. This thing has worked great, had almost no hiccups with it. Very fast, simple setup. Wireless seems to work fine (i prefer wired connections). All laptops have connected to it very quickly and had no interruptions.
Cons: For some reason after the initial installation and setup, it hiccuped and reset the settings after a reboot. I redid the settings and it hasnt done that since. Worked perfectly fine after that.
Overall Review: I guess I don't really need gigabit speed on a 4 port hub... but cant hurt. :)
You can turn off the flashing blue lights with the switch on the back.
Pros: Very quiet, put off almost no heat. I'm running 4 of them in Raid 5, so cant tell individual performance, but the raid 5 is more than fast enough.
Cons: I don't know what im going to fill up so much space with :(
Overall Review: Didnt really know what to think about Samsung HD's before this, but these are solid. Out of 4 I ordered, no DOA.. and all still running after weeks of use.
Pros: This thing is one of the greatest inventions ever...... has saved me SO much time for my home cd sales and shipping business... HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. This will save you so much time.
Cons: Ink sometimes fades when taped over... but that may just be some weak third party labels I use. The software program insists on being 'registered' any time you install it.
Overall Review: Doesnt need ink refills, stickers are cheap, program is easy to use.
Pros: Works great.
Cons: no problems
Overall Review: Corsair has always seemed to make some solid ram.
Pros: Works flawlessly in a brand new Imac 24" 800mhz ddr2.
Cons: Probably better quality than random ram Mac puts in their computers in the factory.
Overall Review: Easy to install in Imac, works great, no hitches at all...
Pros: Works as advertised
Cons: It doesnt vacuum my floors while transferring my data.
Pros: Very small..... Sound quality is solid... Price was cheap.... weighs almost nothing....
Cons: Player feels flimsy (its so light!).... random algorithm is static... Red is a wack color (but it was on sale)..
Overall Review: Honestly I like my Sansa Clip more than this player all around.. So i'd recommend that if you have the option... but if this thing is real cheap.... its worth it... Definitely not a bad player... Creative knows the MP3 market well.
Pros: Works fine. Havent used it a ton, but its given no problems.
Cons: Very shiny :)