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Anthony C.

Anthony C.

Joined on 10/12/02

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Most Favorable Review

Works Like A Champ

StarTech USB21000S Compact Black USB 2.0 to Gigabit Ethernet NIC Network Adapter
StarTech USB21000S Compact Black USB 2.0 to Gigabit Ethernet NIC Network Adapter

Pros: Works great. I have replaced 100Mb wired and 802.11N connections with this. It connected to my gigabit switch and works great with my Drobo FS and other gigabit computers. Speed with this adapter is almost triple compared with the 100Mb and .11N.

Cons: Not really a con but... it's transfer speed is between 27-29 MB, which is about half of the theoretical max of USB 2.0. I wasn't expecting it to be as responsive as a built-in NIC (like the other PCs on my LAN) so it wasn't an issue.

Overall Review: Adapter supports 4K and 9K frames, QOS tagging, and MAC masking--all in the Windows driver settings. I downloaded the most current driver from StarTech's website and installed them before plugging in the adapter. I've read other reviews that said it was plug and play, but why not help the install along? And as always, Newegg was rock solid with price and shipping.

Great headset!

LG Behind-The-Neck Stereo Bluetooth Headset w/ Music Streaming/ Call Waiting Support (HBS-700)
LG Behind-The-Neck Stereo Bluetooth Headset w/ Music Streaming/ Call Waiting Support (HBS-700)

Pros: This is the best Bluetooth sounding headset I've used. I was debating on buying this but used a co-workers set before buying and was blown away. This is not audiophile sound--but it is not shabby, broken up, why-did-I-waste-my-money Bluetooth sound. This is the perfect replacement for my iPhone's included wired headset because it is handsfree (next/previous track plus volume control). It charges fast, and lasts for hours and hours. In fact, when I first got them I charged them overnight and used them the whole next day without issue. They are very light and most of the time you don't know they are on your neck. My iPhone paired with them the first try and the controls make sense (on the iPhone and headset both).

Cons: The biggest con I can think of is the volume control. My iPhone still shows it's volume control which confused me as the headset also has controls. Both have separate volumes. I turned my iPhone all the way up and use the headset volume only. And an FYI...the earbud cord and tightening slider are unusual. I had to play with them and adjust them over and over until I figured out where they needed to be to take up the slack but leave enough for my to move around.

Overall Review: I love the headset and am thrilled I bought them. But I cheaped out and got the Egg Saver (free) shipping. Do your self a favor and spend the few dollars on UPS or FedEx. Egg Saver used a "Mail Innovations" thing the post office dreamed up a few years ago. UPS got the package from New Jersey to California in 7 hours, then passed it off to the USPS. They spent the next 6 days (DAYS!!!) to deliver it from California to me in Las Vegas NV.

Great mouse

Microsoft C6W-00001 Silver/Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Mouse 6000
Microsoft C6W-00001 Silver/Black 5 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser Mouse 6000

Pros: High precision laser optics; great fit and finish; light weight; smooth, responsive tracking; side buttons on left and right edges; cheap.

Cons: The right (or left, depending on the hand you use) button can be touchy. I have to remember to keep my right ring finger down and in the indentation of the mouse. The side buttons act as forward and back in a browser and I've jumped forward when I didn't mean to. Not a big con, but the only one I could think of.

Overall Review: Bottom line: simply amazing mouse. I've used the regular red light optical mice for years in as many configurations as they've been made in--and this blows them all away! There isn't any jumpy, bumpy mouse movements on screen. The price is about 2.5x the cheapest mouse available here on Newegg (nine bucks) but it is worth *every* penny.