Date Joined: 05/15/05
Pros: For the price it is an excellent Vac. It has yet to fall down the steps, or get stuck. It effortlessly switches from carpet to hardwood.Quiet.
Overall Review: As mentioned above it is not a smart Vac. You can not set boundaries or program paths, but it will get to all of your carpets and floors sooner or later. If you want to confine it to one room, you will have to block it, but that is kinda like building sofa forts, which is always fun.
I just let it go about it's way. What do I care where the dirt came from. it is also cool to hear it stop and return to it's base when you have no idea where it is.
Pros: Can not buy a monitor for this price.
Cons: One more connector to work loose
Overall Review: New video card has one HDMI and 3 Dislayports. I had a nice DVI monitor I was using as a secondary display, so here we are. I bought an active adapter just in case.
Pros: Looked great and worked well.
Cons: Not the fastest, but that not what these are for. USB 3.0 can't max out even a cheap SSD.
Overall Review: Had a 750 GB laptop drive laying around, along with a couple of 240 GB SSDs that were upgraded. Wasn't going to bother using the SSDs again, and if I bother to open up a laptop why not install a larger drive, or a larger SSD. Saw these and said why not. After about 10 minutes I had a couple of the best looking portable drives. They look so cool sitting there.
Pros: Well made, and some very nice features for assembly. It's just black, so it fits everywhere.
Cons: As others have said the footrest seems to be an after thought. I do not use it though
Overall Review: The comfort of a chair is very subjective and makes buying online tricky. I feel it is comfortable, but YMMV. What I can say is I am 6'4" 280 lbs and I fit. The top of the headrest is just below the top of my head. From a mechanics view the chair is very well put together. I really liked that they preinstalled all the bolts in the seatback and seat. This means you have to first remove them, but doing this insures that all the bolts are there and none of the sockets are stripped or misaligned. This is a big deal,since if you have even one bad socket you cant use the chair. This way any problem would be caught in the factory and not shipped. All the holes lined up perfectly and assembly was a breeze.
I assumed the rear pocket was to hold a power bank for the vibrating lumbar support, and that is why the USB cable is that short. Plugging a chair into a computer or wall wart just seems impractical.
Pros: Works. Package was very professional.
Overall Review: I have had issues with other non OEM power supplies but not this one. No annoying pop ups about incompatibilities, plug fit well in laptop. It's been in service for 6th months. It was a bit beefier than original Samsung but I do not consider that a bad thing. Came in a box that was professionally designed, so it is not a Chinese knockoff.
Pros: USB 3.0, separate micro SD slot, appearance
Cons: No feet on this unit.If you want to leave it connected you may want to get some stick on rubber feet, since it will slide on your desktop.
Overall Review: The two tone (grey/white) is nice since I do not leave it connected. My last one was all black, and I would lose it on my desk at times. This one stands out enough to see it, without being garish. I own a full size SLR that uses full size cards. Of course everything else nowadays use microSD. Both slots in front let me forget those annoying adapters.
Pros: Big Screen. Traffic, New feature to add shortcuts right to the home screen for things like coffee shops and big box hardware spots, no Bluetooth (see other)
Cons: GPS has a traffic receiver built in, but you still need a special power adapter to get traffic since it has a built in antenna. It was included, but if you want to use it in a second car you need to move the power cord. If the cable goes bad like they sometimes do, you need to get another one or the traffic does not work. Note, this is not the expensive power cord with the receiver, but rather a TA cord, which cost around $15.
Overall Review: My last GPS got stolen. It had Bluetooth and I hated that. You needed to link to your phone to get traffic, but I never figured out how to not let it pick up my calls, so when it would ring I had to first touch the screen to disable it and then answer my phone. I looked for a GPS without Bluetooth and now use the FM traffic. I have not notice any real difference between the two traffic services. I am in a large metropolitan area.
Pros: Price and fit.
Cons: Not sure about the batteries lifespan, but I considered them a throw-in.
Overall Review: As a larger guy, with big hands, I actually like the extra grip surface, especially for vertical shooting. I bought this mostly as a back up if I ran out of batteries and needed to switch to AAs. I attached it and have not removed it since. Nice fit on a T5i.
Overall Review: 90 MB/s is over my camera's specs so no need to go faster. In a reader it does copy over pictures quite quickly compared to an older U1 card.
Pros: 15 feet
Cons: Not really designed for charging or high speed data exchange.
Overall Review: I use this cable to connect from a PC to a automation controller for programming. It is used as a serial cable, and my download speeds are 9600 BPS. Using it as such a 15 foot cable will work, and is handy since the panels with the controllers may be a few feet away. Use short cords for charging.
Pros: Just what I needed
Overall Review: The ports are tight enough without being too tight. This is in a rarely used computer so wear and tear should not be excessive. After numerous plug in ports are still solid
Pros: It let me add a 2 port USB3 front connector that was designed for a 3 1/2 opening, into a 5 1/4 front opening.
Cons: Screw holes did not match up correctly, but not far off. I also tried with a hard drive to make sure it wasn't just the USB front panel holes. It is plastic so reaming them out a bit was not a real problem, but worth an egg.
Overall Review: Don't let that stop you, besides for that it worked, and fit great.
Pros: Easy to add USB 3 ports to the front of an older computer.
Cons: None so far.
Overall Review: Older Antec 300 case had an unreliable front USB port. Just as easy to add this card and a front USB 3 dual port rather than adding a hub to the back ports. This way you gain USB 3 speeds. Up and running in about 1/2 hour. Remember to get other parts you need to add the front ports
Pros: Key chain hole,water proof, and all metal
Cons: No activity light. Not the fastest, but not the slowest.
Overall Review: I actually use this on a key chain. The hole allows the drive to lay next to keys, so the keys do not get into the drive contacts. In this use it is nice to always have a drive rather than return to the truck to get one. The drive is about as long as a standard house key. I have had it a month or so and it has held up well, but most importantly I do not notice it on my key ring. It does not stick out or catch on a pocket.
Pros: Cost and functionality
Cons: At this price, None
Overall Review: I live in a large city and I was able to pull up 59 channels. Like others said be careful opening package, and replace the included cable with a RG-6. This is not my primary TV. I relocated a cable box when i bought a larger TV, so I had a usable TV without a cable box. I now use this as a bedroom TV, mostly to watch local stations.
Pros: Size and shape
Overall Review: I use these in control panels for BacNet IP networks. Panel space is precious so the fact this switch is about as small as an eight port switch can possibly be is nice. No rounded corners or extra plastic pieces. Rear screw mounts and all metal cover round out a perfect panel switch.
Pros: It looks like I got the rated capacity out of this cartridge. It was an exact fit with no leakage, and worked with printer as advertised.
Cons: None really. Printer is a Dell refurbished unit so it cost about the same as a toner cartridge. No risk here.
Overall Review: It arrived and fit perfectly. Like they said it does have the chip so it interfaced properly. I am now getting low toner alerts about the time I would have expected. It is still printing fine, so it may last a while longer, but best to have one on hand. The fact that I am buying the same cartridge tells you all you need to know.
Pros: They fit my application perfectly
Cons: None for what I needed
Overall Review: I was using these to replace a short stock antenna on a specialty controller. Problem is these controllers are usually mounted in a steel control panel. I would drill a small hole in the top of the panel and drop this on top (magnetic). It increased the WIFI range drastically since the antenna was no longer in the panel. I was sad to see they are no longer available.
Pros: After 6 months I still like this case. Power button is well positioned lighted, and large. Power supply shroud looks nice. Fit a H5 cooler.
Cons: Non really. Not a real fan of front doors, but how often do you open them anymore. Temps in the case did not rise with the door closed, as I thought it may.
Overall Review: . Air cooled with 4 fans (2 front,1 top, and 1 rear) and temps are great. Case is roomy as it is a larger mid tower. Wiring was easy and well thought out. At this price the panel is not glass but it has held up well. Like I said above it held a Cryorg H5, so 160mm is really 160 mm. Would buy again. All ports still work, so thats a plus.
Pros: Not one hiccup since I built the system. All smart data still looks good. Speeds are as expected, and it runs cool in a well ventilated case.
Cons: None really
Overall Review: 3 TB written in six months so if it had a problem it would have surfaced by now. At 10 TB a year I doubt I will burn it out in less than a few decades. By then I will spring for a 1 TB drive
Pros: Held up well. GPS, dash cam, and phone charger constantly plugged in, so power draw is not a problem.
Cons: Bulky, but with the 3 sockets it has to be. Where to mount it is the biggest issue.
Overall Review: I waited 6 month to write this. I expected it to work out of the box, but I wondered how it would hold up. 6 months in a work truck and all ports, and USB still working. Pick up some good double stick tape and you are good to go. Who would have thought a new Mercedes truck ( Metris ) would come with only one 12 V socket, at floor level no less.
Pros: All the mounting parts you could ever need. Sturdy mount with all the adjustments you will need unless you have a strange need to tilt the monitor up.
Cons: There are cheaper alternatives, but what is your time worth?
Overall Review: They supplied all the hardware you could ever need. Each bolt size had three different lengths and four spacers. They included lag bolts, and concrete anchors if you were not using a wooden stud. There is almost no chance you will need to make a trip to the hardware store to finish this job. In fact you will wind up with more parts left over than you used. The design is well thought out with the ability to mount the backplate to the TV first, and then safely "hang" it on the mount before bolting it down for good. Easy adjustment for level, and tilt, but the tilt is only about 10 degrees or so, and only down. All around pleasant experience
Pros: The mounting system really was well thought out.
It really does look good in the case.
It did perform a fair amount better than a 212
Cons: Big, but not D15 big. My case said it would take a 160mm cooler, and it did. The top plate is not touching the side window but it is close.
No blood loss whatsoever.
Overall Review: After using many 212s, I actually enjoyed this installation. Cryorig paste is well reviewed, so the fact that you don't need to get any paste brings this to a Hyper 212 EVOs price point. It really looks nice in a black white build, and Ram clearance was as advertised. I probably could have fit the H5 Ultimate.
I5 7600K ran into the mid to high 70s at 4.8 on prime. 4.6 seems a better fit for this cooler, Not too shabby fo less than $50.
Pros: price/performance ratio.
Cons: None at this price
Overall Review: I built a new rig and since I don't game much I could not see buying a decent graphic card in this environment. I had planned to get a 1050TI to hold me over till prices got back to normal. I found this on sale, and figured this would finish the build, and allow me to set up the machine, and I could just drop this card back into and older computer for an update. This thing ran great for what it is, and I now plan to keep it running, and wait till the Vega cards hit the market, and see what that does to the 1060s, 1070s, and 580 prices.
Pros: This is definitely something I never knew I needed.
Cons: A little top heavy when full, but sturdy. If you want just tie it to the wall.
Overall Review: Bought this on a whim while browsing, and I don't know how I lived without one. Stick it in a corner and fill it up. Added bonus is kids shoes go low and mine go high, so I don't have to bend. If placed by a radiator/ heat vent they also act as a drying rack in the winter. Not all the tiers need to be added for hightops and work boots.