Date Joined: 02/26/05
Pros: Good sensor, great lens, decent size/form
Cons: Not USB 3 so there's not enough bandwidth for 1080p video
Overall Review: The lack of 1080p video at a reasonable framerate isn't a problem with the camera but with USB2, which doesn't have the bandwidth.
Pros: It's memory, it works, it's cost effective (cheap), it comes with a little case.
Cons: It's not the fastest out there, but you knew that already
Overall Review: Nothing to complain about, but nothing to really cheer about either other than price. Good product, good price.
Pros: - Solid construction
- Very good choice of interfaces, including FW800
- Looks great, matches MacBook Pro and Mac Pro very nicely.
Cons: Unstable. Periodically it will just disconnect the drive and disappear until you power cycle it. I know the drive is good, and the drive works fine with another enclosure. No firmware update on the Rosewill site.
Overall Review: While a very nice offering, I'd hold on purchasing this thing until Rosewill gets the stability figured out. You don't want a drive doing this if you value your data.
Pros: - Pretty compact
- SATA, 2.5 IDE, 3.5 IDE all in one
- Easy to use
- Performance seems good.
Cons: Power supply isn't great it seems. It doesn't seem to provide quite enough power for all drives. I've had 2 older IDE drives that just didn't get enough power to spin up in time for the OS to recognize. That just results in a USB error on Mac OS X, and silently fails on Windows. Solution is to find alternate power or use an enclosure in my case.
Works perfectly on other drives though.
Overall Review: It's based on some JMicron chip. If you're not a fan or have an OS that's doesn't support JMicron USB -> SATA/IDE bridge chipsets well, you may want to look elsewhere. Works well on Windows/Mac OS X from what I can tell.
Pros: - Good compatible chipset
- Nice finish
- Seems to have good ventilation despite no fan
- Cables included
- Firewire 800!
Cons: - Lots of screws. To many actually. Most cases require only a few screws to open and put a drive in, this is a whole effort.
- Sharp! The metal is nice looking, but it's corners aren't cleaned very nicely. The result is that it's somewhat sharp and can actually cut skin.
These two negatives were enough to knock an egg of the rating for me. It's a good product but has it's caveats. I would think at least the second should be easy for them to remedy.
Pros: - DVI Support
- USB Keyboard/Mouse emulation
- EDID emulation
- USB 2.0
- Solid build quality. The unit is apparently metal and quite sturdy. Much more so than I would have expected.
Cons: - Only one USB port for peripherals (you may want a USB hub)
- Power brick is awkward shape and can block other outlets on a surge, you may want a short extension.
- Could have better setup for users with a Mac keyboard without scroll lock. Somewhat of a pain if you don't have a windows keyboard handy.
Overall Review: Surprisingly the USB keyboard/mouse emulation works well with my Logitech G500 mouse. I didn't expect that to work.
Pros: Fast, quiet, good warranty, low cost per GB, runs cool.
Overall Review: So far no complaints. The pro's speak for themselves.
It's worth noting that every hard drive line has DOA units and drives that die young. It's just the nature of a sharp head floating a fraction of a hair above a platter spinning at 7200 RPM. People who have a failure complain more than those who don't, so reviews aren't really fair for hard drives. This drive could die tomorrow, but so far so good.
Pros: Good construction, very affordable No complaints.
Cons: Expensive shipping (same price as product). Especially considering it came USPS I'd expect shipping to cost less.
Pros: Cheap, Very compatible realtek chipset (drivers already exist on several OS's).
Overall Review: Perfect for workstations and home computing. I will admit if I were building a high performance or high availability machine I'd go with something with a better reputation. For most use however, this can't be beat.
Pros: Great Features, Ability to easily send or download photos/video/ to/from desktop (USB, Bluetooth), well constructed. 1.3MP camera, up to 1GB memory can easily be added.
Cons: No Bluetooth SYNC profile support, no voice dialing, camera isn't great in low light. Memory located under battery.
Overall Review: Great phone, a bargain for the price.
Pros: Extremely small, eloquent design, fast, simple. The design really is pretty impressive. It's really small.
Cons: Plastic is a little fragile, could be more durable, and it doesn't have a keychain ring, making it easier to loose.
Overall Review: Overall for the money you can't go wrong. BUt it's not without it's small flaws.
Pros: Solid Performance, Reliability. 200MHz Processor, 16MB Memory, Firmware upgradable, and excellent firewall/spi and feature set (SNMPv1/2, WPAv2, 15 IPSec Tunnels , IPSec gateway, ATM, PPoE, VRRP). Telnet Interface (very powerful).
Cons: Firmware is proprietary and not open source, no serial port, usb port, or parellel port. No ability to add backup-dialup modem.
Overall Review: Bought this before NewEgg had it in inventory, one of the few great products I couldn't find through NewEgg.
Pros: Good Price, Compatible, Small Footprint
Cons: Doesn't emulate, so each time you switch, it physically unplugs the USB device and plugs in the other. With some OS's this is a 2-5 second delay. Also only has USB 1.0 and VGA as opposed to USB 2.0 and DVI
Overall Review: Not bad, but it could be improved upon. By no means a bad product, but it's not perfect.
Pros: Fast, incrimental backups, reliable, easy to use.
Cons: Doesn't support all hardware, new 9.0 version causes problems for some people.
Overall Review: A solid product I highly recommend.
Pros: Solid construction, USB2, doesn't need 2 USB ports in my case, doesn't need external power supply.
Cons: No power switch.
Overall Review: Overall a pretty solid product.
Comments: No complaints. Installed in my Thinkpad T43 bring me to a total of 1.5GB of RAM. I might just get another so I have 2GB and run Dual Channel.
Comments: Using it to backup my Thinkpad T43 to an external USB2 drive. Compared to IBM's fancy backup software which takes hours, this takes mere minutes (about 45) to backup a 20GB image. And it supports incremental updates. It's so much faster and easier than any othe product I looked at. I specifically got version 8.0 because I heard 9.0 still is a bit buggy, figure I'll wait a little bit, then upgrade to 9.0
Comments: It's a relatively solid product. Especially so for it's price. Not requiring any drivers is a BIG advantage (don't ignore that), and cabling included is a big cost saver (most you buy separately). Making this thing a bargain. The only con is that switching basically disconnects your usb devices, so there is a delay until your keyboard/mouse will work (normally 2 seconds). But that's really the only negative.
Comments: had this for about 24hrs now, replacing a Linksys that kept dropping the connection. Now it's a solid connection. Because it's high-gain and has a directional antenna (rather than a typical omni-directional antenna), I would never use this as a first adapter. I'd only use this in situations where a normal Netgear, Linksys, DLink, (or your favorite brand), adapter didn't work correctly due to poor signal quality. In these situations, this product shines. It's not a Certified 802.11b/g device (which I usually demand), but did work with my Netgear prosafe AP. Use in cases where regular adapters don't cut it.
Comments: It's a pretty solid product, though it does have a few limitations (though not all may find them to be bad). The first is a really tiny power switch. Not terrible, but not as nice as a really solid switch. The second is the plastic front and back. I'd of perfered aluminum all around, the plastic feels like it cracks somewhat easy. Again, not a showstopper, it's still a good product, but it could improve. The very last complaint is that the USB port is slightly large, resulting in a cable that's a bit loose. It doesn't fall out or anything, but not as snug as I'd perfer.
It's cooling is very adequate, pretty quiet, and a good look to it.
Overall I'd recommend the product, but it's not flawless.
Comments: This product, as typical of netgear products is rock solid. Solid signal quality, brilliant firmware, well manufactured (no plastic). I can't really give any complaints. It's well designed, you get what you pay for. It costs more, because it delivers more.
Comments: It's not the best one out there, it's decent signal quality, firmware is pretty good (though could improve), and it's made of plastic (as many, but not all are). It's good for average joe, but if your into real good quality and don't mind paying for it, look at a Netgear Prosafe product or any of their business class products. A bit more expensive, but much more flexible and better designed. This is still good when compared to others in it's price range, but only average compared to the best netgear has to offer.