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Matthew P.

Matthew P.

Joined on 02/10/11

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Most Favorable Review

Out of date, but I still love it and won't upgrade

Blackberry Storm 2 Black Unlocked GSM Touch Screen phone with AGPS & Blackberry maps (9550)
Blackberry Storm 2 Black Unlocked GSM Touch Screen phone with AGPS & Blackberry maps (9550)

Pros: Looks cool. Verizon version is unlockable so you can take it international or switch to T-Mobile or AT&T (but they stink, so forget that). SurePress screen is perfect for someone such as myself who has had a hard time adapting to touch-screen technology. 3G signal is typically outstanding in NYC area where I live. Phone is reliable. I have dropped it (in an Otterbox case) dozens of time and it has yet to have any damage.

Cons: Old and no 4G. Out of date OS software. SurePress screen slowly grows stiff. Not a lot of aps. No longer manufactured.

Overall Review: My Storm2 is now 28 months old. It has taken a beating and keep on ticking. The SurePress screen has slowly grown a bit stiffer, but I just play with the adjustments to get it back to the way i want. Sometimes a hard reboot also helps. I have Verizon and did switch to T-Mobile when my contract ended, but they only give you EDGE on this phone so the slow speed and T-Mobile's lack of coverage just pushed me tight back to Verizon. I don't play games on my phone and the only web based stuff I do is checking my auctions if I am bored while waiting for the subway, so I see no reason to upgrade. WiFi and Bluetooth work a-okay here. Storm2 connects with ease to my TomTom.

Most Critical Review

OK but difficult to open

SYBA SY-ENC25020 Aluminum 2.5" Silver SATA II USB 3.0 External Enclosure
SYBA SY-ENC25020 Aluminum 2.5" Silver SATA II USB 3.0 External Enclosure

Pros: Light. Small. It works. Faster than 2.0 speeds for sure.

Cons: Lousy construction. Speed is not really USB 3.0.

Overall Review: The bottom plate was so hard to remove I almost broke the unit doing it. It was hell and took about a half hour of trying. The top plate was cake. Slid right off. The construction on this thing is very cheap. I'd gladly pay 410 more for better materials and parts that fit right. Also, it isn't 3.0 fast. I don't care what the specs say, I am not getting anywhere near USB 3.0 speeds. Faster than 2.0, yes. But still...

LG service is abysmal

LG 60" Class (59.8" Diag.) 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV 60PZ950
LG 60" Class (59.8" Diag.) 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV 60PZ950

Pros: It's flat. Has numerous aspect ratio controls.

Cons: Green dither on steroids. Horrendous service on the part of LG.

Overall Review: Soon after receiving this plasma I became bothered by thousands of dancing green dots in darker parts of the picture. Turns out this is 'dithering' and common to all plasma, but very bad with LG's. Once you see it, you cannot NOT see it. Doing my research I discovered that some simple voltage adjustments can alleviate much of the problem, but that it needs to be handled by a qualified technician. Long story short, multiple visits and they replaced the entire LCD panel, which I knew would not solve the issue and it didn't. Worse, the LCD panel was defective, causing a big fat white stripe to appear vertically on the picture. LG then said, "Sorry, we won't fix it or replace it. We will just give you your money back. After you ship the TV to us." At MY EXPENSE! I refused. Finally they agreed to pay for shipping, giving me a box so inadequate for the job I forced them to fax me a statement saying I'm not responsible for the damage. I'm still waiting for my check.

Protection that looks good too

OtterBox Commuter Series iPod Touch 4G Case APL4-T4GXX-28-E4OTR
OtterBox Commuter Series iPod Touch 4G Case APL4-T4GXX-28-E4OTR

Pros: Will absolutely do it's job and looks good while doing it.

Cons: Can be difficult to get on the iPod.

Overall Review: Other than the struggle I went through to get this properly fitted to my iPod TOUCH, I must say that it is a fine case. The screen protector worked well and is nice and clear. The actual case rocks. Otterbox is the best. I have a Defender on my Blackberry Storm2 and have dropped that phone dozens of times. No problems. This case is not as tick, but seems sturdy and far more robust than other iPod cases I have looked at. It's received many compliments from strangers too.

About as good as can be expected

SCOSCHE  Armband for iPod nano Model IN4AB
SCOSCHE Armband for iPod nano Model IN4AB

Pros: Looks nice. Fairly easy to use. Easy to adjust.

Cons: Plastic front takes some getting used to.

Overall Review: Nothing bad to report here. it is what it is, but thankfully it functions nicely and is comfortable to use. I have no complaints, really. Worth the price I paid.

About as useful as a nose in your arm pit

PHILIPS SHS4841/28 3.5mm Connector Earbud Earhook Headphones
PHILIPS SHS4841/28 3.5mm Connector Earbud Earhook Headphones

Pros: None

Cons: All, especially the almost impossible to open packaging.

Overall Review: It worked for three minutes, then the left ear cut out. And that was that.