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Jason L.

Jason L.

Joined on 02/20/05

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Most Favorable Review

Nice small surge protector

TRIPP LITE TLP404 4 Feet 4 Outlets 450 joules Surge Suppressor
TRIPP LITE TLP404 4 Feet 4 Outlets 450 joules Surge Suppressor

Pros: Small, simple surge protector for locations that don't need many power outlets

Cons: None

Most Critical Review
SUPER TALENT PICO-C 16GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model STU16GPCN
SUPER TALENT PICO-C 16GB Flash Drive (USB2.0 Portable) Model STU16GPCN

Pros: - Incredibly small - Goes well with a keychain

Cons: - Tight fit in some USB ports - Died after about a month

Overall Review: I LOVED this drive up until the day it quit working. I was using it a lot that day, and eventually the computer froze up. After that, no computer will open it. I had it about a month. It's a shame though. I love the small size of the drive. I wish more USB drives could be built like this - but just more reliable.

Good upgrade for the phone's battery life

Hyperion Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus 3800mAh Extended Battery + Back Cover (...
Hyperion Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus 3800mAh Extended Battery + Back Cover (...

Pros: This battery seems to have given me well over an extra hour of screen-on usage time compared to the official 2100mAh battery. The amount of charge that this battery holds gets me through the day much better. I also tested the NFC ability and I was able to read and write to a NFC tag.

Cons: The battery cover does increase the size of the phone, but it doesn't seem as bad as the pictures make it appear. The phone actually seems easier to hold, and it still fits in the same pouch that I use.

Overall Review: If you have the Verizon model of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and are unsatisfied with the battery life, then I would highly recommend this battery.

Good performing graphics card

PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card w/ HDMI Cable VCGGTX660TXPB-C
PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 660 Ti 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card w/ HDMI Cable VCGGTX660TXPB-C

Pros: * Runs modern games smooth at great quality * Reasonable price * Included long HDMI cable

Cons: * Cooling fan is not as quiet as I would like. It's not overly loud - for most people I think it would be just fine. But I try to make a system that's as close to silent as I can get, and this is the more noticeable fan in it. * nVidia's tech demo for this generation of cards ("A New Dawn") is watchable, but doesn't run very smooth.

Great memory

G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM
G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 240-Pin PC RAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-1600C9D-16GXM

Pros: * Memory runs great with no problems

Cons: * None

Overall Review: G.SKILL makes great memory. I used G.SKILL memory in my old computer system, and I went with this set of memory for my current system (the motherboard is an ASUS Maximus V Gene). This memory works great with no problems at all.

Works great

4-port PCI-e Interface USB 3.0 Bay Hub with 6-slot Card Reader
4-port PCI-e Interface USB 3.0 Bay Hub with 6-slot Card Reader

Pros: A great way to add four USB 3.0 ports to the front of your computer, along with a card reader. This is a nice design that fits into a floppy drive bay, and plugs into a PCI Express slot on the motherboard. The USB 3.0 ports are very fast. I tested them with an external USB 3.0 hard drive, and the transfer speed held steady around 70MB/s.

Cons: The manufacturer's website lists a firmware upgrade utility, but when I run it, it says "No devices found!" It's not really a problem though since the device is working fine. Also, this device has a red light that always stays on, even when the computer is in standby mode.

Overall Review: Although there's nothing to really secure the PCI Express cable into place, it seems to fit pretty well in my computer. I think it would take a very hard hit of the case to knock it loose. And don't expect the USB 3.0 ports to be bootable. That's not the fault of this device though - your motherboard would need to support that.

12/18/2011