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David S.

David S.

Joined on 11/15/05

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Small and handy

i-rocks IR-4610 Blue USB 2.0 4-Ports Hub
i-rocks IR-4610 Blue USB 2.0 4-Ports Hub

Pros: Does the job, works using USB bus power or AC adapter power. Cord length is sufficient for my needs. USB ports around 3 sides and the top of the hub, going in different directions which separates the devices, which is nice for me since some of my devices are a bit bulky.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Been using for a few months and still working fine, no complaints.

Most Critical Review

Skip this one

GTMax 3.5mm LED FM Transmitter - All Channels
GTMax 3.5mm LED FM Transmitter - All Channels

Pros: Can set it to work on any FM frequency. Purchasing through Newegg gives a warm and fuzzy feeling.

Cons: I cannot recommend this item; not worth your time or money. The transmitter is only two feet from my car's FM antenna line-of-sight yet it performs very poorly. Static and hiss, very bad audio quality. Changing FM frequency does not improve performance. The DC power adapter cord functions as part of the transmit antenna. If you choose to disconnect the power cord and instead power the unit with two AAA batteries, the performance degrades much further and it becomes useless. Speaking of, the cord coming out of the DC power adapter is very thin and stiff. It should be sturdy and flexible. Do not expect longevity under real-world conditions. I would explore returning the item but $11.99 is not worth my time + return shipping cost. Instead I will write it off as a learning experience.

Overall Review: White box item, no labeling, no instructions. Might have better transmit performance if you add a stereo extension cable between your audio source and the adapter (not yet tested, not sure it is worth bothering with).

Was almost perfect

Lenovo - 15.6" 4K / UHD - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4700HQ (2.40GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M - 16 GB DDR3L - 256 GB SSD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (Y50 4K (59425943) )
Lenovo - 15.6" 4K / UHD - Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4700HQ (2.40GHz) - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M - 16 GB DDR3L - 256 GB SSD - Windows 8.1 64-Bit - Gaming Laptop (Y50 4K (59425943) )

Pros: If I was to build my perfect laptop, this would have been it. Incredibly fast and powerful. Superb gaming graphics, clear 4K display (except see below). Nice backlit keyboard.

Cons: Both the upper left and upper right corners of the display screen had very noticeable, excessive backlight bleed-through, extending over a centimeter into the viewing area. It became very annoying, to the point of distraction. Unfortunately, this is the first computer I have ever needed to return. What a shame.

Overall Review: Windows 8 ugh ...

Must-have item for us geeks

Rosewill RCW-608 USB Type C to SATA Adapter Cable for 2.5" SATA SSD HDD, Support SATA III / II / I and UASP
Rosewill RCW-608 USB Type C to SATA Adapter Cable for 2.5" SATA SSD HDD, Support SATA III / II / I and UASP

Pros: Quick and effective. Power cord has a convenient on/off switch and two integrated plugs to fit both SATA and IDE drives. Rubber protection cases for both 2.5" and 3.5" drives are a handy extra.

Cons: Can't think of any negatives

Overall Review: I am using this right now to prepare a 2.5" SATA HDD for my spare laptop.

Good and quiet

COUGAR CF-V12HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan (Black)
COUGAR CF-V12HB Vortex Hydro-Dynamic-Bearing (Fluid) 300,000 Hours 12CM Silent Cooling Fan (Black)

Pros: Quiet, voluminous airflow. No tacky LED or psycho glowing blades. Clean and professional.

Cons: Price = you get what you pay for

Grillin'

APEVIA G-120MM 120mm Fan Grill
APEVIA G-120MM 120mm Fan Grill

Pros: Sturdy wire grill. Simply fits and works perfect. Black > Chrome

Cons: Does not include screws.