Date Joined: 02/27/15
Pros: Works to move pictures and play movies from USB thumb drives on my i-Pad...for a while.
Cons: First one lasted 9 months. Second one 24 days.
Overall Review: Like so many other imported adapters, a pig in a poke. You may get one to last just about $34.00 worth, Then again, maybe not.
Pros: This adapter flat works! I have my iPad on a desk stand, this plugged in, and have had it plugged into both the network router and a USB 3.0 port using the lightning to USB charger cord on the adjacent desktop to keep the battery topped off when at home. Mobile, I just unplug it and go. I have had it working under iPad OS 10, 11, 12, 13, and now 14
Cons: Occasionally (usually after software upgrades) I have to unplug and replug it in to let iOS find it again and set it up automatically.
Overall Review: Yes, I would recommend this device
Pros: Adds flexibility to the i-Pad, the most important to me is the ability to adapt to a wired network. The included lightning port ensures the Pad stays charged while operating, either by power adapter of a computer USB 2/3 port. The USB port, through a cable not provided is to adapt to a camera...or maybe other devices. Still playing with that one.
Cons: My network is behind a lot of protections and a router. Sometimes it takes a bit of fiddling by the on and off method to get the Pad to find a 192.168.0.X internal address rather than an independent 169.X.X.X address which would be fine if it wasn't in the private network. Not really a problem. Settings can always be locked down manually. The connector may take a bit of fiddling and port combination choices may be limited to two at a time. Still working with it. Lightning charging plus USB and lightning charging plus RJ-45 works well so far.
Overall Review: If you need what this does, yes I recommend it. It has more flexibilty than similar but more limited adapters.
Pros: Boot time cut by 2/3rds and after login, the desktop is all ready to go just as fast. No errors to date and kept error checked and trimmed, I don't expect any. This is the OS drive. A companion hard drive is the Data and Documents drive. Works exceptionally well in that configuration.
Cons: None yet. Easy clone and install and hefty performance boost.
Overall Review: You don't need to be a Gamer to appreciate and use this drive to maximum advantage and at today's prices, it's a lot of bang for the buck.
Pros: Works as advertised. Wired and has an on and off switch and mike level controls. Genius!
Cons: The boom gets in the way sometimes, but that is just a desk layout issue.
Overall Review: A wise choice for us wireless avoiders.
Pros: Necessary to the interchange of information from video cards to Freesync and Gsync monitors.
Cons: Sometimes the gap between 3 feet of length and 6 feet leaves too much slack in the cable or makes it too taught. 4's and 5's would be nice.
Overall Review: It's not just for gamers. There is a difference in video editing and graphic design uses when the cable and synchronization are employed.
Pros: Faster in multi-threaded tasks than a 4 or 6 core. So, if you're a gamer or a graphics designer or video editor this baby is for you. The equal of many of AMD's 4 and 6 core processors in many regards other than that.
Cons: If you are not looking to design or edit, a 4 or 6 core may fit your needs. In many cases, the cost may figure heavily into a CPU decision.
Overall Review: I recommend this unit...but...in many cases a less expensive CPU may do.
Pros: Ultrawide and beautiful. The picture at 2560 x 1080 is gorgeous to me. Stunning is a good word. Ours arrived looking brand new except for a few tiny abrasions not in view when set up.
Cons: Unless you use a resolution of 1280 x 1024 or lower, you'll never see a 75Hz refresh rate on this monitor. From 1280 x 1024 on up to 2560 x 1080 (native resolution) it's strictly 60Hz, That goes under both W7 and W10. Not a big deal for me. I don't have the problem, but it drives my wife to headaches. She's sensitive to the 60Hz flicker effect. Problem? I bought it for her.
Overall Review: If you have no problem with a stunning picture at 60Hz, go for it. If you're looking for a true 75Hz monitor, don't pick this one
Pros: Once you set it up, you can forget about it. Does what it's supposed to seamlessly.
Cons: I would have put the link LED's on the other side.
Overall Review: Worth every penny. My small network was based off a wireless router that just couldn't cut it bandwidth wise being an older 10/100 product. 10 was more like it between hard wired computers. This cured THAT problem big time. Large file transfers are now in the 100 to 160 MBPS range. Previously 16MB at best.
Pros: Inspection reveals quality expected. Installation reveals works as stated.
Cons: None I can find. At first I thought the odd length (5 feet) might be an issue, but in actuality, fit the length needed perfectly without being too short or needing modification.
Overall Review: Works for me! I'll get more as needed.
Pros: Performs as hoped and expected. No issues.
Cons: Needed 75 feet. Had to go with the 100 footer as available. You can always shorten them if knowledgeable and have the tools and ends. Fortunately I do, or you'll be looking for a place to coil and hide the surplus 25 feet.
Overall Review: Bottom line? Quality as advertised product
Pros: Works like a champ. Real world transfer speeds very near onboard USB 3.0 ports on a companion computer
Cons: None really. Would like to see a Next Gen card with external SATA/eSATA powered ports..
Overall Review: This is one of the first USB expansion cards of any generation I have seen come close to claimed functionality. Most are sad performers. I have a couple of USB 2.0 expansion cards I use for paperweights.