Joined on 04/11/06
works with canon A590IS
Pros: great $/GB ratio. works good with no gripes. plenty fast enough for my point and shoot. I shoot a lot of movies with this camera as well, and it works fine for that too. I have 3 of these, and the first one I got a year ago and it has always worked fine.
Cons: none really
Overall Review: Apparently this does work with "some" Canon cameras.. and it works with my cheapo rosewill card reader, so go figure. I have 3 of these. Great for what I do (filming and shooting pics of the kids). Start thinking of a permanent storage solution, since at 4gb a pop, your hard drive starts to fill up kind of fast.
hit or miss
Pros: Great Price!.. actually the shipping costs ME more than the product. Also, robust construction.
Cons: plug molding keeps connector from inserting fully into my HD/ esata port
Overall Review: I can get it to work, but if I brush against it (even if I can't see that I have physically disturbed the connectors), I lose connection. I have a Rosewill RCR-IM001B and WD Mybook ES 320. Worked for the other guy, but not for me. I'll try trimming the molding down some like one of the other reviewers. I would probably spend a bit more to not have the frustration. Even though you could mail this thing with 2 stamps, the shipping was the same as the Rosewill card reader that I ordered.. I guess it balances out for all the stuff I've gotten with free 3-day before.
Hardware only version!
Pros: the -EHW is the hardware only version. you will need to install a server OS to use it. It will run WHS, or you can install FreeNAS on a DOM. you can also convert it to a -E that runs EMC nas software, but you will also need a DOM or other IDE storage device. there are lots of FAQ/ wiki on this: google..
Overall Review: these are hard to find, especially at this price. I've been running a -E with 4 1tb WD greens for a year with no probs, and bought one of these to build a WHS box.
White screen only on powerup
Pros: Good price and pretty decent asthetics. Plenty bright. enough connection options. Tunes in lots of channels from my digital cable service w/o STB.
Cons: thought it was DOA. would turn on, but only give white screen from backlight. Called their tech support and they suggested shipping it to them and for warranty work. UPS shipping for return to newegg or to Cali' for RMA was about the same at around 40$. For what I paid, was willing to risk fixing it myself. removed all of the screw that held on the back cover and found the zif-ribbon cable from the display board to the panel was not connected (thus, backlight with no signal input). put in the zif and locked it down without issue. my only other real gripe is that there is no option for adjusting the center like with some monitors, and I sometimes get a flicker along the top edge when I use CATV and the zoom level is all the way out.
Overall Review: for the money, I think it's good. I use it in the bedroom. you will need a VESA 200 x 100 mount for wall hanging. sometimes newegg bundles this with a 100x100 that won't work.
well worth the money
Pros: bluetooth handsfree, I can control my Ipod, quality build, lots of flexibility for installation, very cost effective way to integrate theses features into my 2002 altima so I don't have to buy a new car!
Cons: contols are slower than if I use the ones on my Ipod (wah.. cry about it already why don't you just use your ipod then?), doesn't access the phone book etc on my LG cu500 (3 year old phone duh), doesn't drive my car and pick up dinner for me.
Overall Review: I was using the FM transmitter for the last month (adequate and as good as you could expect for FM if you put the transmitter right next the the antennae jack on the head unit instead of your floor). I got my kit from activetuning[dot]com to give me use of the XM radio aux in on my head unit and it's great using the aux in. I also hooked up the BT and tried the hands free. yes it will auto answer for you and pause your ipod AND play the phone audio through your speakers (all menu options). I have used it with a nano 3gen and touch 1st gen without problems. COMMON GRIPES: it locks up my ipod when I repeatedly cycle power to it - (really? that has never hurt any other computer that I have owned! - don't do that!), I can't hear anyone and they can't hear me on my phone (plug in the mic and put it on your steering column or your visor like the instructions say; check the menu options; roll up your windows!). Bottom line after pricing similar devices with these features this is a deal.