Date Joined: 01/10/04
Pros: None yet.
Cons: The bolts to tighten the rotation are under plastic caps. I need to tighten the rotation, and there is no easy way to get the caps off. They could have put a little notch in there so you could pop them off with a flathead, but they didn't.
Leatherman saw took them off in 30 seconds.
Overall Review: You shouldn't have to damage a product to use it. Never buying Siig products again.
Pros: Not long ago I decided to ditch my cell plan and rely solely on google voice. I've been using my old Evo up until now, and voice calls were marginal at best. Just got this and tethered to my 4g mobile hotpot and voice calls are now much clearer with only a minor lag (I generally get ~110ms).
This thing a fraction of the cost of a new smart phone and I am now enjoying unlimited data/etc. for $50/mo.
The added bonus is that I don't have to worry about people calling me if I don't want to.
Cons: It's definitely bigger than I expected. Not so much a con, but worth mentioning.
Overall Review: The camera appears to be a definite upgrade to the Evo's (which was a little scratched anyway).
I have yet to really explore everything on this thing. But for what I intend to use it for it seems more than capable.
Pros: Diversity of use
Cons: hard drive "mounting" bracket
Overall Review: My package arrived with visible damage to the box. My worries before opening it came true, as the first time I booted it up, it didn't recognize the hdd. I took the drive out to have a look and just reseated it. It then booted up to XP setup.
I started getting blue screens during initial setup, several before I got the desktop. The drive is making some ugly noises.
Now I have to pay to ship it back and get it RMA'd, and that takes another 10-14 days. That's kind of a jip. Even though they didn't damage the unit, I fault the egg on this one simply because all it takes is a sticker on the package describing the contents as "sensitive to shock" or "delicate components" or something so that maybe the dude loading the truck takes a little extra care with it.
Oh well, maybe I'll just fork out the cash for a new drive.
Pros: I love having this monitor.
Cons: One day, it started acting funny. On the lower right corner, the pixels started to behave strangely. There was a triangle shape of dark pixels that started to grow, and turning the power off and back on didn't help. In fact, once powered off, I couldn't turn the monitor back on unless I just kept trying and eventually it worked. Yesterday, the monitor just outright failed.
Overall Review: I'm waiting on a replacement. For a long time, I have been a big fan of Samsung products, however, this is going to be their test. If they fail miserably I will probably steer away from them in the future.
Pros: I really like the stand. It's stable and has nice adjustment features.
Cons: The light bleed wasn't at all what I thought it would be. I was expecting a sharp crack of light at the top/bottom. It's more of a haze. Not a big deal to me.
Overall Review: I bought this monitor to use as my TV display in a small studio. Should work great with the linux pvr I have planned.
Pros: I'm wondering if you can pop a hardware MPEG decoder/encoder in this puppy and run MythTV on it.
Cons: If it can do that, I will buy a few!
Pros: Potential I suppose.
Cons: A definite let down after all the hype. Maybe this game will get all the terrible stuff worked out in the long run, but in the meantime, it sits on my shelf.
Overall Review: I've owned this game for about a month and a half or so, and I've played it a total of about an hour or two.
Online play sucks, you have to download stuff from websites just to connect to a server, which makes it time consuming.
When you do get in a server, everything just feels plastic. Not a game that is ready for release.
Pros: It works.
Cons: After installing, device manager reports it as an Optiarc AD-5540A. Upon checking out Optiarc's website, I learned that it is some type of joint venture between Sony and NEC.
Overall Review: I vowed to never use a Sony slot drive again after the previous two stopped working properly. I couldn't find official firmware updates, but there is a third party firmware available, which I have not yet tried.
Pros: When my neighbors dog would not stop barking for weeks on end, I ordered these speakers and downloaded some sound clips of dogs barking. I collaged them, set it on repeat, and pointed my new speakers out of my window and turned it up pretty loud. After two hours of that, they finally got the hint. I haven't heard the dogs bark since.
Cons: They aren't wireless satellites so I couldn't park them on the neighbors lawn.
Overall Review: Solid speakers, worth the money.