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Chris P.

Chris P.

Joined on 07/11/05

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Most Favorable Review

Love It

TomTom XL 340TM 4.3" GPS with Lifetime Traffic & Map Updates
TomTom XL 340TM 4.3" GPS with Lifetime Traffic & Map Updates

Pros: I was replacing my old Navigon 2100 GPS which I was pretty happy with but unfortunately died. I hadn't used a Tom Tom before but I did some research and saw that this one received decent reviews. Well I received mine and I LOVE it. I like tweaking with things and this one give you a lot to play with. I haven't downloaded one yet but apparently you can download novelty voices from Tom Tom's website. Yoda voice sounds like a trip. Nice large bright screen. The 3D view is very clear. The voice that comes pre loaded is clear and pleasant. There's a volume control. This GPS has a LOT more places of interest than my old Navigon did and I can control which are displayed.

Cons: The navigation isn't always perfect. I drive for a living and use it daily. It's once told me to take a right onto a road that looks like it was a ATV trail and not a real road. Annoying but I'm not going to specifically blame Tom Tom for this since most GPS manufacturers share satellites and I had this issue with Navigon before as well.

Overall Review: I really didn't find the windshield mount to be as difficult to install as everyone seems to indicate it is.

Most Critical Review

This Is A Toy

KRK Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer, Model JRT-018 FDA no. D393624
KRK Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer, Model JRT-018 FDA no. D393624

Overall Review: Where to start, there so much wrong with this. Well, lets start with taking it out of the box. First impression is that this thing is very light. Its made from very light plastic. I was looking for the Fisher Price logo. So next step is to insert the batteries. It takes 2 AAA batteries. So the manual says to take not of the direction of the batteries but nowhere on the box, in the manual or on the item itself does it tell you which battery goes in in what direction. I literally had to put the batteries in in every possible combination before I was able to find the correct one. Next, setup. The manual says to press the 'measure' button and the word 'LO' will appear on the display. Ok... so which button is 'LO'? It doesn't say in the manual. Well this instruction happened to be on the box, not in the manual. For the record, 'LO' is the trigger button and more importantly, 'LO' does NOT appear when you click the trigger. It only appears if you click the trigger and then the setup button on the side of the device. Setup btw only seems to toggle between celcius and fahrenheit. There's also a body/surface switch on the device. What does it do? You're guess is as good as mine. So now that I've got the batteries in and the device is on lets see if it works. So I took my temperature 5 times and got a different result each time each more than a degree different than the last. With the pandemic today I'm sure people are purchasing this to get accurate body temperatures but personally I can't trust it which makes it worthless to me.

Utter Garbage. I should be paid for Beta Testing this Mess.

Thunderstorm Bluetooth Body Fat Digital Scale - Measures weight, body water, fat ratio, bone mass, BMI, BMR, visceral fat index, muscle weight and protein rate
Thunderstorm Bluetooth Body Fat Digital Scale - Measures weight, body water, fat ratio, bone mass, BMI, BMR, visceral fat index, muscle weight and protein rate

Pros: It didn't explode when I stood on it.

Cons: Pretty much everything else. I installed the app and it asked me to either create an account or sign in with Google or Facebook. I chose Facebook. The app recognized my Facebook account but once I click to confirm the account the app instantly crashes. I tried this about a dozen times and then decided to try logging in via Google. This did work but did they not even bother to test the Facebook integration? So now I step onto the scale and while it will show my weight but it then displays and error; Errl. According to the "manual" which is more of a small flyer (its the size of a CDs sleeve) this error means that either my body fat is above 50% or under 5%. Neither can be further from the truth. I'm about 210lbs and probably in the range of 20%. I go to the gym 3-4 days a week and play sports another 2-3 days a week. And since the scale is paired to my phone wouldn't you think that you'd be able to display a better error message ON my phone? I still haven't found a solution to this problem yet which makes this purchase a complete waste for me. So the next thing I decide to do it go to the Internet and see if the manufacturer has a support page. Of course not. The only relevant Google results are to the product page on other retailer and NewEgg. Absolutely no manufacture site or contact information. Buyer Beware.

Worlds Smallest Headphones

Kinivo BTH220 Silver / Black Bluetooth Stereo Headphone – Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free Calling
Kinivo BTH220 Silver / Black Bluetooth Stereo Headphone – Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free Calling

Pros: They paired to my phone easily enough.

Cons: They aren't adjustable and I think that they were designed for a person with a head the size of a household cat.

Meh

Cooler Master JetFlo 120 - POM Bearing 120mm Blue LED High Performance Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators
Cooler Master JetFlo 120 - POM Bearing 120mm Blue LED High Performance Silent Fan for Computer Cases, CPU Coolers, and Radiators

Pros: They do a better job than the stock case fans that came with my Cosmos case three years ago.

Cons: I purchased three, had them installed for about a week now and the LED light on one of them stopped working already. It's really not worth the time or money to send them back but it still rubs me wrong that one died already.

Overall Review: This has nothing to do with the fans themself but for Dog knows what reason it took Newegg 5 days before they even shipped this order and another week and a half for it to be delivered. Again, this has nothing to do with the fans but to wait for two weeks for these things and to have one of them die in less time than it took to get them was a huge disappointment.

12/23/2013

A Mixed Bag

Soul by Ludacris Blue/Black SL100UBC On-Ear Ultra Dynamic Headphone
Soul by Ludacris Blue/Black SL100UBC On-Ear Ultra Dynamic Headphone

Pros: They sound good which it most important

Cons: They're too tight on the head and ears and it begins to hurt after a half hour. Also, one end of the removable cable is a straight pin while the other side is a much preferred bend pin. I wish that both sides were bent.