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Ian Z.

Ian Z.

Joined on 07/22/21

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Most Favorable Review

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50000mAh Solar Power Bank Dual USB Waterproof LED LCD Compass Battery Charger for cell phones
50000mAh Solar Power Bank Dual USB Waterproof LED LCD Compass Battery Charger for cell phones

Pros: Helps charge things that can't be moved close to outlets

Cons: It would be helpful to have an indication when it is full. I haven't found a way. The pilot lights tell me it is exposed to light and charging itself but not when it's done.

Overall Review: It definitely does what I need. I recommend it. OTOH, it can still be improved.

Most Critical Review

Works OK as a display

ViewSonic ID1330 13.3 Inch Portable VB Pen Display with Electromagnetic Pen for Remote Teaching, Distance Learning
ViewSonic ID1330 13.3 Inch Portable VB Pen Display with Electromagnetic Pen for Remote Teaching, Distance Learning

Pros: I bought this mostly as a secondary display for my Mac, and as such it works, in the HDMI + power mode. That's why I'm keeping it.

Cons: The utility software is quite broken on the Mac - unusable, in fact. Probably it needs update for modern MacOS versions (I run Big Sur). I was able to uninstall it, and I'm grateful for that, but it means the extras (the pen and hotkeys) don't work at all, and the display only with the default settings, also the single-cable USB-C mode doesn't work.

Overall Review: As it is, I can't recommend it. Please fix the utility software.

Does exactly what it promises

ORICO 4TB Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2 HDD Enclosure 2.5 inch External Hard Drive Disk Tool Free Enclosure case  for 7mm-9.5mm SATA HDD SSD Up to 10Gbps - Transparent (2139C3-G2)
ORICO 4TB Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 2 HDD Enclosure 2.5 inch External Hard Drive Disk Tool Free Enclosure case for 7mm-9.5mm SATA HDD SSD Up to 10Gbps - Transparent (2139C3-G2)

Pros: Very easy to wrap around a drive, works perfectly

Cons: Drive does get a bit hot when active. So far it hasn't caused any problems, though.

Overall Review: I recommend Orico very much. I also have their 3 bay USB-3 enclosure and that works great too.

Great

Amber Book Light Rechargeable Book Reading Light Clip Night Light for Reading Books in Bed Dimmable Brightness 1600K Amber Light 4000K Warm Light Best Book Light for Kids Bookworms Travel
Amber Book Light Rechargeable Book Reading Light Clip Night Light for Reading Books in Bed Dimmable Brightness 1600K Amber Light 4000K Warm Light Best Book Light for Kids Bookworms Travel

Pros: Does what is says, and is very good at it. The change in my sleep when I started using it was incredible. Really, it is better than taking melatonin pills.

Cons: The first full charge was rather longer than the manual suggests, at least 6 hours. After that, if I keep it plugged in the USB port all the time, regardless of AC power to the computer, it just works - charges enough during daytime to be used on battery in the evening.

Overall Review: Definitely recommended.

Assembly required

4 in 1 Nano SIM Card Adapter Micro SIM Convert to Standard Black
4 in 1 Nano SIM Card Adapter Micro SIM Convert to Standard Black

Pros: Multiple adapter trays, helps with any SIM card format difference

Cons: The trays are too thick; no way any of them will slide into a normal SIM card slot

Overall Review: I had to file the adapter I needed with a nail file until it was thin enough to fit. By that time it was also thin enough to break easily :-(

12/10/2021

Recommended

Das Keyboard Professional S for Mac DASK3PROMS1MACCLI Black 104 Normal Keys USB 2.0 Wired Keyboard - MX Blue
Das Keyboard Professional S for Mac DASK3PROMS1MACCLI Black 104 Normal Keys USB 2.0 Wired Keyboard - MX Blue

Pros: Feels great. I have had the PC version for about 8 years now - it is also clicky but somehow it feels too easy to hit the wrong key by mistake (this especially hurts when typing passwords). This one is perfect. I think that might be the "red" vs. "blue" switch difference though I'm no expert.

Cons: The only very slight demerit is the protruding corner with the logo which makes its profile a bit larger than it needs to be.

Overall Review: I am happy. I would advise the manufacturer to not listen to their marketing department for once and get rid of the logo and the extended corner. An excellent product markets itself.