Date Joined: 01/03/03
Pros: Bought these for converting my CDs to MP3 using EAC. Much faster and more accurate than any drive I've used in the past decade.
Pros: Bought because I had heard that recent chrome books would recognize it, but sadly not the case for me. Works well enough on a PC and comes with some graphics software that is pressure aware.
Cons: Requires drivers for anything.
Pros: Bought to accompany a 32G one that I previously had. Both are fast and solidly made. No complaints.
Pros: Two ports are high-power for tablets, and the other three are normal draw. Small and unobtrusive
Pros: Much easier than nonsense electric shapeners. Every house should have one.
Pros: Been using this for the past year and it has been a little champ! Keep it in the car for tunes and sometimes clip it on my hat while mowing. Battery lasts forever and it accepts a good size microSD card.
Pros: Works just fine, scroll area along the side is also nice. Embedded in the middle of a wrist rest so that I can have laptop-style touchpad but still use my 20+ year old Model M
Pros: Upgraded an old laptop and switched to linux mint. Speed, capacity, and price are good and it is working fine
Pros: Works well and solidly built
Pros: Almost as heavy as my Model M, backlight is a fun feature, and the cherry browns are a solid choice for typing.
Cons: Included USB cable is a bit short (~5.5ft) but is easily replaced with any micro-to-A cable.
Pros: Bought it to have a small clock on a nightstand. Keeps the time, so it is a winner in my book.
Cons: Temperature is only in celsius and seems wildly inaccurate.
Pros: Never had a problem with these. Using the 25GB because the 50s are still non-linearly more expensive
Pros: Burns well and seems solidly made. Compact so I can put it away when not needed. Uses two USB ports.
Pros: The stand is solidly built. The gooseneck seems to be a plastic covered metal tube, which is sturdy and stays in place.
Cons: Because it is a solid tube, I am afraid to reposition it frequently lest the metal fatigue.
Overall Review: Not an issue with the product, but the vendor used the slowest possible shipping. It took over a month to arrive.
Pros: Really well made. Solid clamp. Bought for a reading light in bed and it works well. The touch switch even has a lighted red ring so that you can find it in the dark
Cons: This is a 5k (daylight) color temperature, but I would have preferred something in the soft white range.
Pros: The desktop base is solid and does not move. Bought to relocate a wireless mouse receiver that had poor reception buried on the back of a case. Unobtrusive and solved all of my reception issues.
Pros: Been using these in the lab and at home for twenty years. Rock solid and I don't trust my equipment to anything else.
Pros: Nice cable, bought to replace a shorter stock cable on my keyboard. Solidly built
Pros: Solidly built, good selection of tips, and they fit snugly. Bought to replace one from a different vendor with cheapo tips that broke off, and I am very satisfied.
Pros: Was nice during that 15 minutes.
Cons: $200/hour is a bit much to pay for MP3 player usage, and sadly it has been slightly over 30days (I gave it to my wife for a gift and it took a bit of time to try it out) so the Newegg site says it is ineligible for return
Pros: Bought to replace a 6yo WD Black because I needed more space and I wanted a quieter drive. This really has minimal spindle noise, although I can hear the seek. Speed is good too. I was getting ~90mb/s on the old 7200rpm black, while this gives me ~120mb/s even with the lower 5400rpm speed.
Cons: Had to RMA the first one because it was out of balance and shook like a pair of maracas.
Pros: For the past 15 years I have used a series of laptop-style keyboards with an embedded touchpad, but recently switched to a tenkeyless board plus this touchpad because none of the combo boards use decent mechanical switches.
It is a nice touchpad and the gesture support is more than I had previously. The wireless keeps the desk clean and placement easy.
Cons: The drivers for this are flaky. Things worked well when first installed, but failed to recognize any of the gestures next day. It was in basic mouse mode and would only respond to mechanical clicks, not taps. I tried a variety of things,. pairing and unpairing, but could not get it back.
All of the enhanced gestures are handled in software, but there is a firmware update (.38) that moves them into hardware. Flashing that made it work much better (and is also needed if you want to run non-windows)
I knew it was large, but thought I might be able to run it in the center (which works best for my RSI) but alas, this is a one side or the other device.
The lack of surface buttons are less of a feature and more of a problem. It looks cool, but it makes complex click drag things more complicated. Ultimately I decided that I could not use it as a primary pointing device and moved it to my left hand, keeping a traditional mouse on the right.
Pros: This keyboard is compact but hefty. It has a nice solid weight and stays where you put it. The Cherry Browns did not have as crisp of a snap as I was expecting, but you can feel it and after a couple of days settling in, I can already feel my speed increasing.
It is really clear that the Noppoo folks are really trying to do a quality job. They ship extra caps for the wasd and arrow quads, a nice fitted dust cover for the keyboard and some extra cleaning and cable management doo dads.
The size and key placement is exactly what I was looking for. Nice and small, so I dont have to reach for keys or the mouse, but still with arrows, FN1-12 and page keys.
Cons: No cons
Overall Review: I wish I could get this board with buckling spring switches, because that would rock.
Pros: Big and sharp when running from VGA or DVI inputs.
Cons: HDMI input is absolutely horrible. Bought for dual use as a TV and a computer monitor. Initially hooked up with HDMI connection, but it was basically unusable. Pixels were severely smeared and ghosted and text was barely readable. It initially was set up to overscan, so the edges of the screen were not visible. Turned that off in the OSD settings, but it still was not clear. Started wondering if it was even full HD resolution.
Started trying the other inputs and the *analog VGA* was sharper than HDMI at 1920x1024!!! DVI was fine, so that is what I ended up using, although now I need find another way to drive the speakers.
Overall Review: So sad. Haven't even tried the TV tuner yet.
Pros: Very solid case, nice rolled edges, great fan mountings, and inexpensive. Great source material for any modding project.
Cons: No real cons. If you want USB 3.0 ports there is a version for that too, but it costs a slight bit more.