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Robert K.

Robert K.

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Most Favorable Review

Nice drive

CORSAIR Voyager GT 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFVYGT3-32GB
CORSAIR Voyager GT 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFVYGT3-32GB

Pros: Very fast read write. I didn't run any benches but in my casual use I see sustained read / writes at about 150/35 MB/s. Quite fast coming from USB 2 junk drives.

Cons: The drive is not compact. The rubber shell probably makes it tougher but it also adds some bulk.

Overall Review: Got it for a sweet price on black Friday. Well worth it.

12/18/2011
Most Critical Review

I received this as a replacement for an earlier revision

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.1) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Lots of features. ESATA, USB3, UEFI bios...

Cons: HORRENDOUS support. They just don't care. I received this board as a replacement and it died within two weeks. ASUS decided this was my fault since they refuse to give me an advanced exchange (1st one was advanced). The CSRs have their hands tied by policy and really just want you off the line, its impossible to talk to supervisors (you'll be on hold forever and wait for a call back that never comes), and they'll make promises that they never keep. I contacted their Newegg response email, their escalation email, their online ticket system, and their phone line (not toll free). All are the same, they take forever to respond to questions and end up doing zero. You have to push to get anything done. If u hang up w/o an immediate resolution, be assured you'll be calling again. On top of the terrible support the board itself is flawed. Everyone is having the same small set of issues. This is a terribly flakey board. Do not buy if you want a reliable system.

Overall Review: ASUS has really gone down hill. Now even my $500 ASUS Transformer Prime has speaker issues. The CSR tried to install random apps to get me to get me off the line instead of replacing the defective hardware. He tried to pass me off to another CSR to deal with design issues (GPS/wifi). If anything Asus is consistent in not caring about the customer. The ASUS of old is gone.

Cool toy

Rosewill REGD-TN439L0 Infrared Thermometer
Rosewill REGD-TN439L0 Infrared Thermometer

Pros: Low price, nice build quality, convenient.

Cons: None really. umm.. don't shoot yourself in the eye with the laser?

Overall Review: I bought this for cooking and as a geek toy. I'm not sure how practical it is for cooking since it'll just get the surface temp(?). As a toy its really cool, I found my self testing the temp of everything when I got it out of the box (it comes with batteries). The build quality is surprisingly good for something so cheap.

12/30/2011

I'm done with Asus

ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS
ASUS P8P67 PRO (REV 3.0) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard with UEFI BIOS

Pros: No pros. You don't know when the motherboard is going to fail. When it fails count on needing to chase Asus around just to get warranty service (less than 1 yr into the product's life).

Cons: I bought Asus since they used to stand for quality. For over a week now I've been chasing their support around trying to get an Advanced RMA initiated. I just called them up for the 5th time and the CSR had to restart the whole thing since the request was never submitted to the warehouse. I need my computer for work and studies. This is a terrible time for my PC to fail and Asus has shown they don't care. I'm done. Know this, this year I've bought 4 Transformers from Newegg and a Transformer Prime from BB. I've also been buying Asus for years. I bought Asus since I believed they would stand by their product. I paid extra so I could get quality. Instead I got a product that was rushed out the door with shoddy support I expect from a 3rd tier vendor.

12/30/2011

Good product

SONIC HP-259 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Stereo Headset
SONIC HP-259 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Stereo Headset

Pros: Price point, you cant beat it. Its tough to get a good product that simply delivers on what its supposed to do and this does exactly that. This is surprisingly durable for such a cheap set. The mic comes in clear and the sound is just fine.

Cons: The fake wood is a bit ugly.

Overall Review: I bought two. I also used to order these in bulk (40+ at a time). They will fall apart and fail if abused, so if you have children you make want a more durable set. If you treat them normally they will last for a 1-3 years. At this price what more could you ask for?

10/14/2008