Joined on 07/09/05
Really? A hacksaw?
Pros: FTDI chip set. Note that prolific chips sometimes work and sometimes don't work. Many prolific usb to serial adapters will cause this error: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318784 This error is common with applications using the MSCOMM32.OCX for serial communications. In particular, programs written in VB6 will succumb to this error. There may be drivers that fix this issue, but it's a pita to figure it all out. FTDI chip drivers don't have this issue.
Cons: I tried to plug the cable into my serial device. There are studs on the serial connector that don't unscrew. I had to cut them off with a hack saw. Couldn't they make them unscrew? I gave it 5 stars anyway.
Overall Review: I didn't read the doc, nor use the install disk. It installed by itself without issue on my win7/64 system.
Only one compalint
Pros: - Good range - Good reliability - Easy firmware update - Good throughput (as measured with 25 mbit cablemodem) - Reasonably easy UI to use
Cons: - USB thumb drives can be hosted on the internet by this router. This is attractive because it lets you make data available without allowing access to your computers. Unfortunately, only HTTPS is supported, not HTTP. That would not be a problem but the certificate they provide causes errors when accessing the data remotely. The browsers overstate the danger in this particular case, indicating that this might be a hacking attempt or just insecure, depending on the browser. If the device would support port 80 (HTTP), I could avoid this, but it doesn't. Here is the response from level 3 NetGear support (via level 2): Engineers confirmed that this is a device limitation and there is no security issue even if you are getting this message. Please see engineers comment: "This is a known limitation of all our product, NETGEAR only put this self-signed certificate in FW but not public to root server. Browser will give a warning but user can access page continually without issue. " "This will not impact security, this just a warning regarding the certification is not recognize but public."
Pros: Key layout Key shape Key feel
Cons: Wish it were wireless
Overall Review: This keyboard is very similar to the IBM Model M keyboard in layout and feel. IIRC, the Model M was noisier, and had mechanical switches. This keyboard is relatively quiet, but not silent. It has excellent feel, but is not a mechanical switch keyboard. If you liked the Model M, you will probably like this keyboard. I wish they would come out with a wireless version of this keyboard. I would buy it in an instant!
Price too good to be true
I ordered a 95 pint dehumidifier at a price that was too good to be true. Sure enough, iSave sent a 50 pint dehumidifier. I refused delivery. Not only that, but the tracking link was for a 1.6 lb package going to a different destination via a different carrier. I stupidly failed to get a receipt from Fedex, and had some tense days sweating whether I would get a refund. Newegg support was great on this transaction. iSave never interacted with me. Newegg got them off the dime.