Date Joined: 07/31/06
Pros: Working good as a new one. Kind of skeptical on refurbished but this ones a winner so far!
Cons: None so far!
Pros: Mint condition, works flawlessly, easy replacement, and inexpensive to boot!
Overall Review: Replacement was as easy as popping out the old, plugging in new keyboard, and popping it back in - 5 minutes.
Pros: Works as advertised.
Overall Review: Allows me to do more fruit at once, life is good!
Pros: Delivered fast, works fine, inexpensive.
Overall Review: Not much to say, it's a battery.
Works well, no cons.
Pros: Powerful, semi-light.
Cons: I'm not a fan of the way you take this thing apart to vacuum stairs (some people may love it).
Overall Review: The carpet had been vacuumed, the night before I assembled this vacuum, with my older (other) name brand vacuum. It took moving this vacuum about 10 feet to know what the other had been lacking. The dirt this thing pulled up was incredible (and a bit disconcerting - knowing it had stayed there with other vacuum). Very powerful suction - I wonder if my carpet will still be there in a year, or if this thing will just slowly make it disappear!
It's not as light as I was hoping, imagine a 12 pound bowling ball.
The accessories included are standard with most vacs, the mini head with the brush is not going to get your stairs nearly as clean as the main head.
Works equally well on tile or carpet.
Sounds a bit like a jet engine that is being worked on by a jackhammer while running. (not too crazy loud)
Based on it's cleaning ability alone, it's a very nice vac.
Pros: Very lightweight, roomy enough for just about any Micro-ATX build, inexpensive. Water cooling unit fit like a charm.
Cons: I'm not a fan (no pun intended) of the front grill cover. Front fan will require removal to meet my standards of pc cleanliness - and that's no fun.
Overall Review: Other than the aforementioned cons, this is well worth the money.
I installed an micro-atx mobo, Coolermaster Seidon 120V cooler, ssd, and a mechanical drive with no space issues.
Pros: My top "pro" is that there are no cons to report.
Installed using an A-10 5800K, 4GB Gskill ram, ssd and mech drives.
Vga, dvi, hdmi outs.
Overall Review: Intel junkie trying first AMD build in a decade - I'm blown away by the cpus video capabilities. Without a discrete videocard, this machine is very capable.
Pros: No issues to report. Ram installed/runs with no issues at advertised speeds.
Overall Review: G.Skill has pulled me away from other "better" (and more expensive) ram with my last few builds. Normally a Corsair user, I've had no issues with GSkill to report.
Pros: Using this to power an AMD A10-5800K, ssd, mechanical drive, 4GB ram. No issues whatsoever and easily installed in a small case using only 1 of the optional power wires.
Cons: I do not like how the 4+4 wire is attached. I only needed one of the 4 power plugs, but the second is wired in such a way that makes it more difficult than needed to use it. Why not separate wires, yo?
Overall Review: For the price, a top of the line brand name, modular, bronze psu for under $50? <-- yes.
Pros: Low price vs Intel. Integrated graphics are above what I expected. Price vs Performance is off the charts.
Overall Review: Make sure you get the fastest ram your board will use if you're going to use the integrated graphics - it makes an enormous difference with gaming.
Made a cheap 2nd gaming rig, using the integrated and it has exceeded my expectations. Well worth the cost and effort. This coming from a 4770K + 780ti user. Of course my main rig spanks this one, but for the price it's really nice.
Pros: Inexpensive, quiet, good cooling.
Cons: Tubes a bit rigid (struggling to find a con).
Overall Review: Cooling an AMD A10-5800K without any issues. Easy install.
Pros: Once you make an account with AMD they'll send you a code for redemption on Steam. Took about 5 minutes.
Cons: You've got to make an account with Amd so they can spam your fake email address and sell it to all their buddies.
Overall Review: Not a game for children, unless those children are the spawn.
Pros: They didn't break the bank to gamble on.
Cons: Charging is an issue, unless they're in direct sunlight for a considerable amount of the day. How many bright-n-sunny days do you see around the holidays? Iowa didn't see any bright enough to charge these up.
Pros: No game stresses it @ 1080p.
Quiet is an understatement - loud whisper under load in a Fractal Design R4 case.
Cons: So 'spensive! I seriously considered buying a PS4 instead.
Overall Review: Paired with a 3570k @ 4.2GHz, there's not a game that has given any indication of even a hiccup.
27c idle / 50c max
Overall Review: I've had no issues with this, it is what was expected.
I use this only as a Steam folder storage - different ssd for os and mechanical for other storage.
Pros: Like almost everything about the keyboard and the mouse. Full of feature buttons -n- such.
Cons: Not a big fan of the mouse shape, it's a tad bit uncomfy, but I'll get over it.
Pros: The very most dumbed down (easy to use) operating system I've ever seen.
So cheap, considering we're talking Micro$oft.
Cons: Many server features are missing vs other server products.
Overall Review: I have major experience with MS server products (I got my MS certs b4 my college instructors did). If you can't install and configure this, give up and pay someone - seriously. It's the most basic o/s I've ever seen MS release.
Pros: Inexpensive vs competitors
Cons: battery guzzler
Overall Review: I bought this for my Mom, who uses an electric heating pad on her back - a lot. This belt allows for movement around the house while still having some heat on her back.
I seriously think she likes it just because it's winter in Iowa and you take heat where you can get it!
Pros: All around fantastic 2.0 speakers.
Lows - yes there's actually lows on a 2.0 pc speaker setup.
Highs- crystal clear
Cons: I can't think of anything other than price.
Overall Review: Positioning matters. At 3ft, these are very well balanced. If I move to the wall opposite these at around 8ft away, the bass is so overpowered it's weird.
If you're not getting the sound you want, play with where they are.
Pros: Easy setup, good close range picture, multiple ip configurations available.
I enjoyed the fact that I didn't have to do any reconfiguration on my router whatsoever. If you can add a smartphone, laptop, desktop to your home wireless internet - you can do this too.
Cons: I don't like the idea of using any software that might be misused by someone other than myself. Requiring me to use dlinks software is a serious issue. A connection to any external network with, of all things, a video camera is creepy and a recipie for bad things to happen. If I wanted to spend the time and effort required to use this over the internet without the software, I'd probably buy a camera with higher specs.
The sound on the camera irked so badly that I had to choose the option to not hear it (on the viewing page there's an option). It is high pitched, intermittent, and scratchy.
Motion detection is a bit flaky but is present. It was slow to respond.
Overall Review: Even with my serious distrust of any software that puts my internal network at risk, I would still recommend this camera to someone if the circumstances were right.
It could be used as a nanny or doggie cam, viewable while you were at work.
Pros: Price is nice, picture quality is excellent, nice looking tv with plenty of inputs.
Cons: The sound is so bad, you'll laugh... unless you're the owner. Tinny, high pitched, no lows whatsoever.
If sound is ANY consideration for you, plan on using an external set.
Overall Review: This is an excellent tv with price as the major consideration.
Pros: Price was right, specs are good enough for what I needed.
Cons: A hair louder than I'd like.
Overall Review: It's a no frills, get it done type item.
Pros: Specs are great, price is competitive for semi-modular bronze cert, dead quiet.
Cons: I received the wrong modular cords with mine, will have to beat my head against Corsairs' wall soon to correct issue I'm afraid.
Overall Review: Moved up from a 650w Corsair that exceeded expectations in old rig. Trusted Corsair based on that experience and haven't been upset by the choice.
Pros: 5.1 is acceptable with movies.
Cons: If there were not restocking/shipping fees, I'd send them back without hesitation. The sound is subpar for anything other than movies.
Overall Review: If you're planning on 5.1 music, you've got work to do. Most music is in stereo and to get it to play in 5.1, your soundcard will need a speaker fill option - which is not true 5.1 sound.
Not the worst thing I've ever heard, but far from the best - and not worth the near $100 pricetag.
Using an Asus Xonar DSX.
Pros: Works very well, easy to set up, shipped fast.
Cons: none to speak of
Overall Review: Understand, this does not ship with wire to connect to tv - like an indoor antenna would.
If installed outdoors, grounding the unit is important unless you like lightning strikes.
You may consider wearing gloves when handling, it can be a bit sharp in places.