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Martin M.

Martin M.

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Most Favorable Review

I was expecting more...

Pioneer SE-NC31C-K 3.5mm 3P mini Connector In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphone
Pioneer SE-NC31C-K 3.5mm 3P mini Connector In-Ear Noise Cancelling Headphone

Pros: * Can't argue with a half price shell shocker * Solid sound, good bass * Light earbuds, feel cheaper than they look. * good length cord between earphones, noise cancelling unit and the 3.5mm adapter * Good noise "isolation" with the noise cancellation OFF.

Cons: * Compared to my Sennheiser CX300's which were a fraction of the price, the Pioneers didn't fit as well and I had to crank it up around 20% more for the same amount of music volume. * I barely notice a difference with the noise cancelling on/off. I get a slight noise/hum when the noise cancelling is on and the music volume goes about 10% quieter as well. You don't notice the noise/hum when listening to the music though. * I guess I was just expecting more since I have had CX300's for about 3 years. Both have great noise isolation but the noise cancellation to me feels like a gimmick or a push for me on the Pioneers.

Overall Review: * I am not an audiophile. * I am 6ft tall and the length from the earphones to the sound cancelling compartment reaches my waist with an inch to spare so it can be clipped to my jeans belt loop. I don't usually have a shirt pocket handy. * The earbuds take a little getting used. They initially feel like they have an aggressive fit but over time they have a good solid feel. * Regarding the weight of the noise cancellation battery compartment, it's not that heavy but you can't have it hanging without it putting a lot of weight on your ears. it's only slightly heavier than a AAA battery. * You have to hold the monitor button manually and release it when you are done.

11/28/2011
Most Critical Review

Not bad but not great either

SCOSCHE Canal Noise Isolation 3.5mm Headset with TapLINE II Control Technology (HP155m)
SCOSCHE Canal Noise Isolation 3.5mm Headset with TapLINE II Control Technology (HP155m)

Pros: Cheap, iPhone controls and noise isolating.

Cons: Not comfortable after a long period, around 30 minutes or more for me. The ear-buds didn't fit well for me due to the design. I have some Sennheiser C300s and those are alot more comfortable.

Overall Review: Knowing they were cheap I knew they were a small gamble. I have them as my backup pair. If I were to lose them or were to break, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it. I feel like I have to adjust them alot but that's just my experience.

10/16/2010

Exactly what I wanted!

ADATA 64GB UV128 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive (AUV128-64G-RBE)
ADATA 64GB UV128 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive (AUV128-64G-RBE)

Pros: * Faster than most USB memory sticks with USB 3.0 * Capless design so you don't lose anything. This was a requirement for me. * Super cheap on special with massive space * price/speed/size: This is an unbeatable package

Cons: * none

Overall Review: * ADATA has now become an equal first to my other memory items I have bought. I find their quality/price is be one of the best around. It's certainly not overpriced like some other name brands. Now the SPEED TESTS (using Black Magic) on an iMac with USB 3.0 * FAT32 (its default format out of the box) - Read: 82 MB/s - Write: 57 MB/s * Mac OS Extended (Journaled) - Read: 95 MB/s - Write: 65 MB/s * NTFS: I couldn't get a speed test to run for this. I am guessing the speeds will be as good as Mac OS Extended or possibly even better.

Solid Performer

Kingston DataTraveler 100 Generation 2 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G2/16GBZ
Kingston DataTraveler 100 Generation 2 16GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model DT100G2/16GBZ

Pros: Really solid performer. Formatted to "Mac OS Extended (Journaled)" and got the following speeds (what the reviews should really be about): Write: 10-14 MB/s (256MB-128MB files) Read: 18.7 MB/s (size didn't matter) Tested using AJA System Test

Cons: Slightly thick so you may not be able to put it side by side with another USB device in your machine if your ports are close.

Don't expect 200Mbps but expect easy setup

NetGear XAV2001 Powerline AV 200 Ultra Adapter - 200Mbps, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port
NetGear XAV2001 Powerline AV 200 Ultra Adapter - 200Mbps, 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Port

Pros: * Truly the easiest network you could setup * Useful software for updating firmware and configuring your powerline setup. See other thoughts below. * Condition is good but not new. Good for recertified. * Comes with netwrok cables which Netgear could arguably not have included with a recertified bundle. * Speeds were good, not great. See other thoughts below. * How can you argue with a price this cheap?

Cons: * slightly big and chunky. * Doesn't get anywhere near 200Mbps even if the they are plugged in literally across the room. Expect at most about half that.

Overall Review: The software to configure the powerline setup and see the estimated speeds are available on the Netgear site. Very easy to setup and you can name your adapters so you know which ones are which. I upgraded the firmware as soon as I got them. You need the passwords that are printed on the adapters for that. The software measures TX and RX speeds which for me haven't been any more than 130Mbps. My adapters are plugged in adjacent rooms so the speeds should be quick. I do have a newer home with good wiring as well. I benchmarked the speeds and I got around 4-5MB/sec (not megabits) so it can easily stream a 13GB 1080p movie I had on my NAS streaming to my WDTV Live. I would have expected at least 10MB/sec but this is good enough for me. It's a small investment to make as this was my first time trying out powerline adapters in my home. Overall I am satisfied with the results as it beats my 5GHz wireless bridged setup I had with my Netgear WNDR3300's.

11/25/2011

Super Slim and perfect

GreatShield Smart Cover Buddy Snap On Slim-Fit Case for Apple iPad 2 - Transparent Smoke
GreatShield Smart Cover Buddy Snap On Slim-Fit Case for Apple iPad 2 - Transparent Smoke

Pros: I was looking for something very thin and transparent. This suited me perfectly. Easy to put on and fits very snug. There are no loose bindings. Plays nicely with the smart cover.

Cons: Would have been nice to not have GREATSHIELD written on the back at the bottom. It's not tastefully done but you generally don't see it very often.

Overall Review: The smart cover is now flush with the case so lifting the smart cover isn't as easy but expected. By the power button I lift the smart cover from there. The case edges can be a little "sharp" on the palms of the hands but nothing that worries me.

11/16/2011