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Elizabeth J.

Elizabeth J.

Joined on 02/10/06

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Most Favorable Review

Very good mouse

KINGWIN KW-04 Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 800 dpi Mini Mouse
KINGWIN KW-04 Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 800 dpi Mini Mouse

Pros: Works perfectly. Smooth top surface feels good in the hand, and is easy to keep clean. Nice, smooth gliding feet that appear to be part of the mouse rather than stick-on, so they will probably stay on indefinately. This is an excellent deal for those who want a no-frills, small mouse.

Cons: Losing a little silver paint now after MANY hundreds of hours of use. However, the black underneath is fine, and the mouse itself still functions perfectly. If the mfr would leave off the silver paint trim, this would be a 5+ item.

Overall Review: Not the smallest mini: this mouse is about 4" long by 2.25" at widest measurement. Scroll wheel felt stiff at first, but broke in fine. Works best with mousepad. If newegg had a 4.5 rating, that's what I would give this product.

Most Critical Review

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Antec Sonata Series SOLO II Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Antec Sonata Series SOLO II Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Case went together beautifully. Clean edges, all neatly finished. Elegant minimal look. (with caveat on the power switch LED) Sound proofing on side panels & etc. Nice ventilation; very nice removable filters. Everything runs cool only with fan that came with. Top mount psu.

Cons: Pretty but big. Probably overpriced. They almost got it, but missed a few design & engineering details. 1. Front panel is not ALL aluminum, perhaps part of it is. 2. Front panel has a slight rattle, audible a6 2 feet away. There probably should be a hinge in the middle, as well as on the top & bottom. Very Un-pleased about door rattle. Will have to cure that some way. 3. Blue LED which lights up Power switch shows through the left side air vents in the middle of the Front panel. They should have enclosed that light somehow; this defeats the elegant understated appearance.

Overall Review: Antec sent me a USB3 to USB2 converter cable on request, at no charge. Had ordered a non-USB3 mobo but now all 4 front USB ports will be available.

kind of okay, except the manual & the color...

Acer H6 Series H226HQLbid Black 21.5" HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor, IPS Panel 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)
Acer H6 Series H226HQLbid Black 21.5" HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor, IPS Panel 250 cd/m2 ACM 100,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: Big. Pretty. Clear & crisp display. Price was right. Choice of input modes. Stable stand.

Cons: At factory settings, this monitor looks washed out. Also, the colors it's displaying seem way too yellow. I tried to adjust this manually, which should be easy, but it isn't! Had to go find and download a manual from online, then find the right page, but the instructions are not very clear. 2 eggs off because of extreme difficulty in making user-specified adjustments to the display. BUTTONS are not even marked! It's still VERY hard to get this to adjust color settings (haven't succeeded yet). Manual doesn't really explain very well how to make this happen. I'm stuck for the moment with washed-out and too-yellow display. The last Acer monitors I got several years ago were intuitively easy to adjust.

Overall Review: 2+ eggs off for the poor user interface and bad manual. Factory settings TOO Yellow and look faded (washed-out)! If I could rate this 2 1/2, that's what it should be.

Nice Monitor; good value

Acer S0 Series S220HQL ET.WS0HP.A01 21.5" Full HD 1920 x 1080 60 Hz D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor
Acer S0 Series S220HQL ET.WS0HP.A01 21.5" Full HD 1920 x 1080 60 Hz D-Sub, DVI LCD Monitor

Pros: Nice, clean, chear, sharp display. 1900 x 1280 resolution. No dead pixels. Good color; several color "modes" to choose from. Came with DVI & VGA cable. Monitor clicks positively into its mount, which has a nifty thumbscrew device that locks into the base. Wonderful amount of display area.

Cons: Settings interface & buttons are a little hard to use. Instructions in User manual are somewhat less than clear. Not much of a con, since once it's setup, it's not necessary to go back into the menu again. Power cable includes a brick. This is a smallish, light brick, but it would have been nice to know in advance.

Overall Review: It was a little difficult to get the monitor mounted on the stand. Contrary to the quick setup instructions, we had to mount the collar onto the back of the monitor FIRSt, then place this into the stand. The straight-in DVI cable sort-of defeats the purpose of the slimline design. It would be nice to have a 90-angle DVI cable (if they even exist), to go along with the slim profile of this unit. In a Linux OS, it might be necessary to edit a config file to reflect the Horiz & Vert settings, and the 1900 x 1280 resolution. But it looks beautiful once the monitor settings were specified. This is running just beautiful under Debian Lenny. We'll see how long this lasts. The monitor it replaced (same MFR) lived just about 3 years from date of manufacture.

Very pleased!

MOTOROLA SB6120 Cable Modem SURFboard eXtreme 160Mbps in DOCSIS mode and 195Mbps in EuroDOCSIS mode Ethernet Port DOCSIS 3.0
MOTOROLA SB6120 Cable Modem SURFboard eXtreme 160Mbps in DOCSIS mode and 195Mbps in EuroDOCSIS mode Ethernet Port DOCSIS 3.0

Pros: This is probably the best DOCSIS 3 modem available today. Motorola surfboards have always been good, but this item is marvelous! It's fast and rock-solid. Fast setup --ISP had no problem provisioning it. We now have four bonded channels coming down, very solid connection --now experiencing zero slowdown even during peak-usage periods. Diagnostics pages and logs are easy to reach and interpret. Placement of lights makes sense. Sits solid on the desk --not tippy even with coax and four ethernet cables in back. Very pleased! This unit is well worth the investment.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Running this unit along with a Netgear WNR3500L router. These two units work perfectly together. With the router behind the modem, we're receiving the same speed down as if we had only one computer hooked straight into the modem.

Super Nice Router

NETGEAR N300 Open-Source Gigabit WiFi Router 128MB NAND and 128MB RAM, 480 MHz MIPS 74K Processor (WNR3500Lv2)
NETGEAR N300 Open-Source Gigabit WiFi Router 128MB NAND and 128MB RAM, 480 MHz MIPS 74K Processor (WNR3500Lv2)

Pros: This really is a super nice router! The lights are well-designed and understandable. Even the case is attractive. This router delivers great speed. It is an excellent companion to DOCSIS-3 modems. As stated in the Specifications, this router has a large emory and can run open-source firmware such as Tomato (TomatoUSB) or dd-wrt. We're very, very happy with this router.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Reset procedure here: http://kb.netgear.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/9665 We're now running firmware: tomato-K26USB-1.27.9047MIPSR2-beta16-Ext which seems very polished and functional. Still testing all the features. The full version of dd-wrt also worked on this unit, we just like Tomato better. If Tomato is desired, note that non-Netgear firmware upgrade needs preliminary installation of something like dd-wrt.v24-14311_NEWD-2_K2.6_mini-WNR3500L.chk --since the router needs to find a file with .chk extension. Then the TomatoUSB firmware needs to be unpacked and the file renamed as a .bin extension. Firmware upgrade should run fairly smoothly... do remember to do a reset after each flash. Tomato default user/password will probably be admin/admin.