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Yuriy T.

Yuriy T.

Joined on 09/14/07

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Most Favorable Review

Great BT

IOGEAR GBU521W6 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Multi-Language Version Micro Adapter
IOGEAR GBU521W6 Bluetooth 4.0 USB Multi-Language Version Micro Adapter

Pros: Decided not to skimp out on a bluettoh dongle and went for the most expensive iogear vs the asus one. For seven bucks this was a good deal. Worked straight out of the box and was plug n play. No need for drivers off disk on w7. Adapter led even lights up blue but isnt too bright to function as a night light which is great. Range is great and pairs well with my logitech k810 keyboard.

Cons: Not really a con for the adapter, but I could not tell why my laptop kept loosing connection with the bt keyboard. Make sure in device manager you disable the function for the os to automatically turn off the device to save power. The adapter always needs to be powered to maintain the Bluetooth connection.

Most Critical Review

Dissapointed.

TOSHIBA 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDDR500E03X Frost White & Black
TOSHIBA 500GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HDDR500E03X Frost White & Black

Pros: Lets Make this simple- the only real pro was the neat glowing power light and thats just about it. On paper everything is good, the specs - 500gb, the price is much lower then most other drives, and the 3 year warranty is nice to have- cause you'll need it. Design- Frosted Wave pattern is about the only nice feature here.

Cons: Case- Cheap Plastic case covering. As you will see in the video review it creaks with just a little bit of pressure. Not sturdy at all. I feel like if i were to drop it it would crack in half and or come apart. Thus, not a real good protection barrier for the actual drive. When buying this drive I had predicted from the Newegg item pictures that the case coating might be glossy, but for me its too much gloss leaving those hated smudges and prints. Also to my keen eye I believe this drive is a bit thicker then the seagate drive. Nonetheless biggest issue for the 1 egg is that the drive came in defective. Its as simple as this, I take a usb cable, plug it in the pc + drive and, nothing. Drive is not detected. Drive makes whirly/clicking sounds every 3 seconds. This was with my own usb cable, tried it with the original 12inch cable the one with the ferrite, and same thing. I believe its simply a doa. Wrapping- I hate it, took me forever to open since it has two layers of plastic.

Overall Review: I buy a lot of items from newegg, from pc components and laptops, to cables and cameras, yet I usually never leave a review simply because I can't find the time to do so. However with this product not only did I actually find the time to put out a review, I also felt obliged to do a video review because this toshiba external drive is really deceiving. To those that say dont leave a 1 egg review for the product just because it came in defective I understand your reasoning, but I left only 1 egg not only because it was defective and is now wasting my time shipping it back, it also has a flimsy and cheap plastic enclosure. I would rather have a sturdy enclosure any day over a sleek little graphic design on the front.

Great Router.

ASUS RT-N12 N300 Wi-Fi Router 2T2R MIMO Technology, 4K HD Video Streaming, VoIP, Up to 300 Mbps
ASUS RT-N12 N300 Wi-Fi Router 2T2R MIMO Technology, 4K HD Video Streaming, VoIP, Up to 300 Mbps

Pros: Very Cheap- BF for 10AR. Awesome diamond carbon design. Works out of the box. Firmware is not to complex and simple to use. UI is good. Ability to use as router, repeater, and bridge to other routers. Has external dual antennaes. Range is good. No better than my e4200v2 purchased for 200$ 2 years ago.

Cons: No gigabit Ethernet. Too be expected.

Overall Review: Asus has really stepped up their networking game. Too bad i didn't grab a second one. Rebate was for 2.

Very Useful

BYTECC BT-300 USB 2.0 to IDE / SATA Adapter
BYTECC BT-300 USB 2.0 to IDE / SATA Adapter

Pros: Bought this for a friend. Does exactly what it says it does. Very useful for those that just have tons of old hdds laying around and just want to utilize all the empty space on the fly. Great price and came with a free hdmi cable as well.

Cons: nope

Cheap and Fast

ADATA 32GB microSDHC Flash Card with Adapter Model AUSDH32GCL10-RA1
ADATA 32GB microSDHC Flash Card with Adapter Model AUSDH32GCL10-RA1

Pros: I only buy class 10 cards. Speed matters. This card is fast and works great. Had gskill, pny and this adata is very similar to performance.

Cons: Usb card reader would have been better.

Great Inexpensive Router

DD-WRT Supported, Rosewill RNX-N150RTv2 - Wireless N150 Wi-Fi Router - IEEE 802.11b/11g/11n, Up to 150 Mbps Data Rates, 5 dBi Fixed Antenna, WDS Bridge Connection, QoS and VPN Supported
DD-WRT Supported, Rosewill RNX-N150RTv2 - Wireless N150 Wi-Fi Router - IEEE 802.11b/11g/11n, Up to 150 Mbps Data Rates, 5 dBi Fixed Antenna, WDS Bridge Connection, QoS and VPN Supported

Pros: Even without dd-wrt this router had boatloads of features that say my expensive top of the line linksys does not even have. Range is adequate and bonus dd-wrt is always a plus. Played around with ddwrt on this router and it worked flawlessly. Works with both 120/220v which saved me from buying a transformer for use in europe.

Cons: From what I saw in the tech specs, this Roswill is actually a tplink clone.

Overall Review: Wireless repeater mode on ddwrt was iffy.