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Dean T.

Dean T.

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Most Favorable Review

Beautiful!

Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1
Asus VH238H Black 23" Full HD HDMI LED Backlight LCD Monitor w/Speakers 250 cd/m2 ASCR 50,000,000:1

Pros: I bought this monitor about a year ago when I wanted to go dual screen with an existing 23'' I had already. The older monitor just died on me, so I just bought my second round of this monitor and have both of them running side-by-side in full 1080p. Beautiful!!

Cons: None!

Overall Review: The newer monitor definitely has some tweaks to it as the monitor settings interface is a little different, but everything is just a beautiful.

11/26/2013
Most Critical Review

Close, but no cigar...

StarTech.com DP2HDMI2 DisplayPort to HDMI Video Converter - Video / audio adapter - DisplayPort / HDMI - 19 pin - DisplayPort (M) HDMI (F)
StarTech.com DP2HDMI2 DisplayPort to HDMI Video Converter - Video / audio adapter - DisplayPort / HDMI - 19 pin - DisplayPort (M) HDMI (F)

Pros: Well - it mostly does what it says. It works for a direct connection between a DisplayPort and HDMI connection monitor.

Cons: Does not work so well when you throw something else in the middle, like a KVM switch. I bought an Iogear GCS62HU 2-Port HDMI KVM to work between my home rig and work laptop, but I could not get this to work with the specified max resolution of 1920x1080. I thought this was possibly due to the KVM itself, since hooking up the adapter direction to the monitor worked. However, when I purchased a different adapter brand, the connection worked through the KVM as well.

Overall Review: This works fine if you are going directly the monitor, but if you you have any switch or KVM in between just be aware this adapter may not work.

11/26/2013

Well...

IOGEAR GDPHDW6 DisplayPort to HD Adapter Cable
IOGEAR GDPHDW6 DisplayPort to HD Adapter Cable

Pros: It worked going through my Iogear HDMI KVM where other adapters fell short.

Cons: Only worked for about 2 weeks before it started giving me issues. The screen constantly drops in and out now.

Left Wanting More

PLANTRONICS Voyager Pro HD Black Bluetooth Headset
PLANTRONICS Voyager Pro HD Black Bluetooth Headset

Pros: Quality of call is still good as typical Plantronic products. It has some additional features such as Find my Lost Headset, Battery Level checking, integration with you cellphone.

Cons: None of the said additional features above work. Battery life sucks and is inaccurate. I bought this model as a replacement for original Voyager model that I lost recently. The original was by far my favorite headset I've ever used. It was extremely comfortable and battery life was outstanding, however this model (the newer model) was a mere fraction of its predecessor. The headset is much less comfortable on the ear, it also only has about 4-5 hours of talk time to the battery where the original was easily last twice that.

Overall Review: This was a very disappointing product amongst a great product line.

11/20/2012

Rockin' MoBo

ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 GEN3 LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: I love that the board is mostly black - looks sweet in my rig without crazy colors on most other boards. Easy Setup - the quick setup diagram from the manual covers all the basics for a 1-stop quick look for all cable connections.

Cons: None as of yet.

Overall Review: SATA connections face off the side of the board rather than straight up. This can make it a tight fit in some smaller cases if you have anything below the case drive bays. I personally didn't have an issue, but I did worry about it a little before I had the rig all setup and the case closed to make sure it all fit. I threw in each of these into the rig new as well and it's working great thus far: - Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) I have a old EVGA GeForce 9800 GTX+ that I kept in there and the system runs beautifully.

Eh...

Vtech LS6245 1.9 GHz Digital DECT 6.0 1X Handsets Expandable Cordless Phone System w/ BLUETOOTH Integrated Answering Machine
Vtech LS6245 1.9 GHz Digital DECT 6.0 1X Handsets Expandable Cordless Phone System w/ BLUETOOTH Integrated Answering Machine

Pros: - I do like the bluetooth integration with my mobile. Base has a much stronger signal than lugging the cell and a headset around all day. However, I wish that incoming mobile calls would be forwarded to the house line rather than transferred. That would be nice not using minutes. - Volume on the headset is pretty good. Last phone was barely audible even at the highest volume setting - Can dial from base directly for speaker

Cons: - LCD display has a very limited viewing angle. Unless you are looking directly overhead of the base it is barely viewable - No "Do Not Disturb" setting, I had this on my last phone and it's one of those things you don't realize how great it is until you don't have it anymore

Overall Review: - Even though the LCD display is hard to read, the backlight will stay lit when you have a message, this makes the unreadable LCD display a little better since I just have to notice the display lit up Conclusion: Even though this seems to be a pretty high-tech phone, I'm torn between keeping it or returning it. I'm not distinctly impressed.