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Kyle W.

Kyle W.

Joined on 12/09/03

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

Don't throw this if you live in a glass house

Intel BXSTS100P 25.5mm tall passive heat sink
Intel BXSTS100P 25.5mm tall passive heat sink

Pros: Fits new 5500 series xeon CPUs I like the screw style mounting, better than many of Intel's previous mounting designs. Fits 1U/2U servers (WITH AIRFLOW DUCTING)

Cons: heavy, expensive for a chunk of metal with minimal forming required.

Overall Review: Make sure to position the HS so that air flows through the fins, not blocked by them.

Most Critical Review

Almost as good as claimed

iPhone & iPod Bicycle Holster on Stem (IB-PB3Q4)
iPhone & iPod Bicycle Holster on Stem (IB-PB3Q4)

Pros: Inexpensive and inovative way to mount an iphone to a bike. Looks quite nice. I love it, mostly.

Cons: Not iphone 4 friendly. The strap that goes over the top of the phone and snaps into the back to hold it in pressed down on the power button. I had to cut a slot out to prevent this. The "case" is leather like and only single stitched, so I worry that my cut will eventually unravel the seams. I have used epoxy in an effort to prevent the stitching from working its way out.

Awesome product!

ICY DOCK Full Metal 8 Bay 2.5" SATA HDD & SSD HotSwap Backplane Cage for 5.25 Drive Bay - ToughArmor MB998SP-B
ICY DOCK Full Metal 8 Bay 2.5" SATA HDD & SSD HotSwap Backplane Cage for 5.25 Drive Bay - ToughArmor MB998SP-B

Pros: Fantastic product, built with quality in mind, and easy to use.

Cons: Price is a little steep, but it's the only 8-in-1 cage that I could find at the time.

Failed Drive

OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) VTX3-25SAT3-60G
OCZ Vertex 3 2.5" 60GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) VTX3-25SAT3-60G

Pros: FAST! Keeps getting less and less expensive.

Cons: Caused my Hyper-V Server to sporadically reboot.

Overall Review: time between spontaneous reboots kept growing shorter so I replaced the hard drive as first diagnostic step. System is no longer rebooting on its own.

three cartridges, three failures

Imation 27319 Black Earthwise Toner Cartridge
Imation 27319 Black Earthwise Toner Cartridge

Pros: One worked for a few weeks.

Cons: All three have failed prematurely.

Overall Review: The first lasted a few weeks, then started to get smudgy on one side. It started barely noticeable. I replaced it with the second, and it had major issues on both sides of the paper. I replaced it with a third and it started ok, for about 100 sheets - then started doing what cartridge 1 was doing. It progressed much quicker than #1 and had to replace the second day of use. Now using another brand and it works flawlessly. I'm usually an Imation fan, but these cartridges are junk.

Ick!

Activa Men's Elegance Blue Dial Silver Tone
Activa Men's Elegance Blue Dial Silver Tone

Pros: Cheap looks nice from a distance supposedly water resistant to 50m

Cons: Cheaply made The band has sharp edges that scrape on the wrist The band does not open easily

Overall Review: The Band is made for large wrists. I'm glad I paid so little and got free shipping!

11/17/2010