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Mr. M.

Mr. M.

Joined on 06/08/04

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Most Favorable Review

Works OK

Airnet AUH104 4 Ports USB2.0 Hub
Airnet AUH104 4 Ports USB2.0 Hub

Pros: Blue light, unobtrusive

Cons: Occasionally when I have external drive + WACOM pad + USB speakers all hooked up, the WACOM will drop out.

Overall Review: Basically excellent for the price

Most Critical Review

Dead after format

WD Passport 120GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDXMS1200TN
WD Passport 120GB USB 2.0 2.5" External Hard Drive WDXMS1200TN

Pros: Looks nice

Cons: Formatted to NTFS, then within 30 mins, and before I'd written any data to it, I heard a repeated clicking sound. Drive not addressable, got "windows delayed write failed" error. That's the end of that. WD help line was useless, nobody came on after 15 mins .. back to newegg this junk goes.

Overall Review: It's a shame to see quite a few people have experiences like this here. My 80GB Passport works fine, but quality has dropped since I bought that one.

Dodgy Product

Airnet AUH104 4 Ports USB2.0 Hub
Airnet AUH104 4 Ports USB2.0 Hub

Pros: Small and cheap

Cons: Connected a WACOM pad, a Passport drive, a USB speaker and a Compact Flash reader all at the same time and the hub became too hot to touch and gave off a burning smell. I quickly disconnected all items.

Overall Review: I will try to return this if possible. Other problem is that it unpredictably drops ports when you connect more than three devices.

A Little Disappointed

LENMAR MSC815 2-pack 2500mAh AA Ni-MH Charger
LENMAR MSC815 2-pack 2500mAh AA Ni-MH Charger

Pros: Works as advertised. Lenmar is one of the best companies making these chargers. Universal voltage means you can use it anywhere in the world.

Cons: Unlike the previous model I owned, this one is really difficult to get batteries out of once they are charged. Bad design. I have to use some sort of tool to pry the batteries out.

Overall Review: Has one or two strange non-charging events while using the two center bays, which are rated for high power charging. Not sure what that is yet. May have something to do with the Lenmar batteries that I was charging (got them as freebies).

No Drivers

Adesso ACK-540UB MiniTouch USB Mini Keyboard with touchpad (Black)
Adesso ACK-540UB MiniTouch USB Mini Keyboard with touchpad (Black)

Comments: This keyboard is very small and a little cramped with some odd key placements, but those are not too serious as issues. What's worrying is that the touchpad does not work for scrolling pages, unlike some of the other Adesso keyboards. This is not made clear in the advertisement. I emailed Adesso and they emailed me back to say that they have "no plans" to build a driver for this keyboard. Doh! The other problem is that whenever the computer comes back from standby mode, it loses the touchpad mouse and I have to reconnect the keyboard to get the mouse back. This did not happen with my other USB keyboard (Logitech).

This is a nice product

Samsonite Black/Gray 17" Sport backpack Model 198136003
Samsonite Black/Gray 17" Sport backpack Model 198136003

Comments: Perfect for my 17" Sony Vaio A600