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Brian M.

Brian M.

Joined on 08/20/03

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Hawking Technology Dual Radio Smart Repeater (HW2R1)
Hawking Technology Dual Radio Smart Repeater (HW2R1)

Pros: Works. Extends Coverage with full throughput and consistent performance. Setup is a breeze. This is an evolutionary device that executes so well that it should revolutionize the way networks are extended- combining the devices makes this so much easier.

Cons: Price.

Overall Review: You are getting two devices - a bridge and a router/ap. The setup is brilliant as this type of connection has always been possible but required two devices and a lot of trouble to configure. You can still use devices like high power antenna boosters with this device. 5GHZ is for high bandwidth short distances why would anyone want that? Shop benefits not features. This is a good solution. Drop the price another 25% and it becomes great.

11/15/2010
Most Critical Review

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Jawbone Icon The Thinker Bluetooth Headset Bulk Package
Jawbone Icon The Thinker Bluetooth Headset Bulk Package

Pros: It works fine

Cons: It is not OEM unless OEM means returned and reconditioned. When installing MyTalk you can see if it has been paired with other devices. "Mine" had been paired with 2 other phones.

Overall Review: It works great

Slower tahn you would ever expect

Kingston 8GB DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (DTSE9H/8GBZ)
Kingston 8GB DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (DTSE9H/8GBZ)

Pros: Nice design on the outside

Cons: Wow, these write in the 2-4 MB/s range. Awfully slow.

Overall Review: These write data really slow, didn't measure read speed but they are not very useful to me.

SLOW transfer rates

Kingston 16GB DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (DTSE9H/16GBZ)
Kingston 16GB DataTraveler SE9 USB 2.0 Flash Drive (DTSE9H/16GBZ)

Pros: Great form factor.

Cons: The transfer rates are in the 2-4MB/s range for a big transfer.

Overall Review: I bought 3 8GB drives and this 16 GB and they are all brutally slow to write to. These are significantly slower than other older Kingston flash drives that I have.

Consumer Grade at Best

ThinkPad Tablet 2 (36795MU) Intel Atom Z2760 2GB Memory 64GB 10.1" Touchscreen Tablet Windows 8 32-bit
ThinkPad Tablet 2 (36795MU) Intel Atom Z2760 2GB Memory 64GB 10.1" Touchscreen Tablet Windows 8 32-bit

Pros: Full blown Windows computer. Atom CPU is good on the battery.

Cons: Slow, takes hours to charge. FRAGILE. FRAGILE.

Overall Review: Mine arrived with defects and would lockup and then crash. It would restart and had video anomalies. The video would sometimes put lines on the screen. Restarting would fix it but I sent it in for repairs. After having it back for a week I dropped it lightly, it was in a case but a few vertical lines appeared. Sent it in for service and was told that it can be fixed for $700. This is supposed to be a business quality device but it is poorly made. The construction is not as good as an ipad, Surface RT, Surface Pro, Nexus 7, or Galaxy tab device. This would be a poorly made Lenovo idea line product. As a business product, which the Lenovo Think line claims to be this is too poorly made. The back is thin plastic and doesn't provide ample support or rigidity. The glass is what keeps this thing flat. Any pressure even just on top of it, compromises this device. Don't expect this to last long. I have never broken a phone, tablet or laptop. This device lasted me 7 weeks.

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HIS IceQ Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Video Card H657QO1G
HIS IceQ Radeon HD 6570 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 Video Card H657QO1G

Pros: Work well at first

Cons: I have had high failure rates after the warranty expires on other His cards.