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Dana F.

Dana F.

Joined on 07/26/03

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too bad

Transcend 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model TS16GSDHC10
Transcend 16GB Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Flash Card Model TS16GSDHC10

Pros: Okay performance for the price.

Cons: Not a class 10, at least what constitutes one these days. Also died after 3 months.

Overall Review: Average read is around 16mb/s, write 8mb/s on a computer slot.

Mediocre Wireless G, not N adapter

Rosewill RNX-N180PCe Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Revision 1.1 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
Rosewill RNX-N180PCe Wireless Adapter IEEE 802.11b/g/n PCI Express Revision 1.1 Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: Reliable, seems to hold connection.

Cons: This adapter couldn't even dream of hitting N speeds, states its connected at 65mb/s, which is slow enough to barely qualify for N, Whats worse is I have an old Ralink G adapter that transfers quicker between the network in poorer reception. This Rosewill piece of junk is barely 7 feet from the router (Dlink Wireless N) and snails along at 2.8mb/s.

Canon PowerShot G12 Black 10.0 MP 5X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output
Canon PowerShot G12 Black 10.0 MP 5X Optical Zoom 28mm Wide Angle Digital Camera HDTV Output

Pros: Its a Canon

Cons: Its a Canon, namely its absolutely no better than the G11, performs miserably next to similarly priced micro four thirds and APS-C cameras and has poor construction quality for the price. Its also soo bulky that there really is no reason to not have a superior interchangeable lens camera. Their kit lenses are better and in total it cost no more.

Overall Review: I received this camera as a Christmas present, you should never look a gift horse in the mouth so I gave it a try for a few months. It would be a great camera at $250-300, but considering the price I was much better served by selling it to trade up to a large sensor camera.

Hmmm

RAZER Mamba Black 7 Buttons USB Laser Gaming Mouse - Dual Mode Wired/Wireless Functionality
RAZER Mamba Black 7 Buttons USB Laser Gaming Mouse - Dual Mode Wired/Wireless Functionality

Pros: Great shape, build quality.. and a year and a half great reliability and when in wireless mode the range is insane.

Cons: battery is soo weak that wireless mode is a moot point, I just keep it wired. Kinda unforgivable flaw there.

Overall Review: I have smaller female hands, so this mouse has been a joy for me to use. If the battery life was there so one could use the wireless for days like you can with any other rf mouse, I would buy one for my other computer.

typical Zotac

ZOTAC G41ITX-A-E LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
ZOTAC G41ITX-A-E LGA 775 Intel G41 HDMI Mini ITX Intel Motherboard

Pros: Small, cheap.. construction quality good for the price. Worked out of the box.

Cons: Zotac, namely their support which is a joke. Their driver CD is simply broken and their website is riddled with misinformation about their products. Also, THE WIFI CARD IS WORTHLESS CRUD, just toss it out as it is completely borked in Windows 7 and slower than the worse usb wifi ever in windows XP. To top it off bios are junk and feel half finished, not a single update since release... a long time

Overall Review: I kinda knew what I was in for as my experience mirrors most peoples with any zotac motherboard, but it still has to be said. They just shuffle product out the door and could not care less about their existing customers. For that they deserve one egg, but the motherboard is functioning.

A poor $30 camera

Flip Ultra Camcorder - Black & Silver, 120 Minutes (2nd Generation)
Flip Ultra Camcorder - Black & Silver, 120 Minutes (2nd Generation)

Pros: Flip sure knows how to market to the dumb masses.

Cons: This camera like everything else Flip branded is a marketing driven ripoff. Not even as good as most camera's costing half as much in every way that could matter when it comes to making a decent video. Blurry, poor motion capture, horrid low light worthless fixed lens, non removable battery... and really really really overpriced even with massive 'discounts'