Joined on 05/15/05
Six Months In
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
Better with Pro
Pros: It works well, and is worth the fee.
Cons: They no longer have the Pro version, which now pushes you to a yearly subscription.
Overall Review: I would rather pay once than have a yearly subscription. Don't understand what you do if you need 4 copies, as it comes in threes. I have one license left. Good news is they still honor their Pro (lifetime) versions.
Pros: Build Quality, and parts/tools. All the bolts were individually separated so as you built the chair you only took out what you need. As a mechanic I usually throw away the supplied allen keys, but this came with a t-handle tool that worked really well. Bolts came with a treadlock applied. This is a big deal as with chairs the bolts/screws work loose over time and you need to check them every few months,
Cons: It does not rock. It can be set to recline manually. I am sure this is to get the weight rating up. The whole rocking motion puts a lot of stress on the seat's tilt mechanisms.The arm rests are fixed. They do not swivel or raise and lower.
Overall Review: I am a big guy ( 6'4" and around 280 lbs ). I usually go through a chair every three years or so, even though I buy 350 lb chairs. I found this chair that stated it was rated at 400 lbs, but I figured it was pretty much the same. It arrived and the box was 53 lbs. I began assembling and the thickness of the metal parts was much more than any chair I had before. In the past I had thought about getting an expensive chair ( $1000+) that would definitely last longer structurally , but after 3 years or so all chairs look kinda beat cushion/ material wise so why bother. Fit for a 6'4" guy was perfect height wise, and width wise.
Pros: Great connection speed
Cons: Sticks out a fair amount for use in a laptop.
Overall Review: Picked this up to diagnose a WiFi issue with a laptop before changing the internal card. Got great speeds with this and The speeds even dropped back after replacing the internal card. It is now connected to an old desktop and it has been rock solid. I would have continued using it for the laptop except it sticks out pretty far and I kept hitting it, as my laptop only has side USB ports. If you have rear ports this wouldn't be an issue.
Pros: Nice size and light in weight.
Overall Review: Got this to use on a Dell laptop that has a problem with it's keyboard. I expected the keyboard to work, but I was not expecting the touchpad to work this well. It was responsive and in my opinion works better than the built in touchpad. If Dell ever fixes the driver issue on this model, I may still keep using this keyboard.