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Tim G.

Tim G.

Joined on 05/08/05

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Most Favorable Review

Love this printer

Brother MFC-9330CDW Duplex Wireless / USB Color All-in-one Laser Printer
Brother MFC-9330CDW Duplex Wireless / USB Color All-in-one Laser Printer

Pros: This is an awesome printer. No issues after 6 months. I liked it so much, bought one for my parents as well. We've hated the constant inkjet issues. So far, 2/2, working great, prints well from Macs, PCs, Linux system and my iPad / iPhone. Supports Google Cloud printing too, which is nice. You can setup preset network path scanning in firmware, no software required and scan to a specific folder on a NAS. Very nice, pro feature. Many youtube video's on refilling this printer. One of the major reasons I got it was the toner was easily refillable. I would recommend this to anyone. Reliable, not to noisy (for a laser printer), modern device and cloud support, very low power usage, great value.

Cons: None really. Picked up for $329..

Overall Review: Overall, we were tired of using our inkjet a few times a month and having ink cartridges dry out. In the end, the extra money in a nice laser printer is worth it cost wise.

Most Critical Review

OK, needs work.. others ahead

RAZER Naga Epic Chroma Gaming Mouse
RAZER Naga Epic Chroma Gaming Mouse

Pros: Solid mouse, when it works. Simple to setup, works well with my Mac.

Cons: Failed after a week. Newegg accepted a return. Would work for an hour then just 'die'.. Would turn off then on, would indicate still had anywhere from 40-80% charge..

Overall Review: Overall, I'm glad I returned it. - I was not happy with the ultra small buttons.. While I know it's an MMO Mouse.. They should have included toward the front a few larger buttons, and they should also add a ring finger button .. Other mouse designs are ahead of Razer ... This is Razer riding out their high from 2010, when they were ahead of the market. Not so much now. That said, not many support Mac, so I hope they get their act together!

Great alternative to Apple Thunderbolt Monitor!

LG 27MB85Z-B Black 27" 5ms WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 350 cd/m2, DFC D-Sub, DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB, Thunderbolt 5,000,000:1 (1000:1)
LG 27MB85Z-B Black 27" 5ms WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS 350 cd/m2, DFC D-Sub, DVI, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB, Thunderbolt 5,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: I'm using this with my late 2013 15" Retina Macbook Pro - 750M discrete graphics card. Runs just fine. I have the 27MB85Z connected to and daisy chained off my LG UltraWide 34" 3440x1440 Thunderbolt 2 monitor (34UM94-P). Works awesome - both have full support for Thunderbolt 2. The USB ports on both monitors connect to your system through the Thunderbolt ports so don't need a second USB cable going to the laptop to connect the ports on the monitors. Between my 2 monitors I have 6 USB 3 ports. - USB 3.0 - Thunderbolt 2 - With TB2 you can daisy chain TB Monitors easily. - Comes with LG Hardware Calibrator for color calibration. - Great 2K (1440P) screen resolution

Cons: Only CONs are price and their are no built in speakers on this monitor, but thats OK, built in speakers are usually junk anyway. The speakers on the 34UM94-P are actually good duel 5W speakers.. was surprised. Price, normally $700-$800 .. I got lucky, was able to combine a sale price of $599 with a discount code and get it w/free shipping for $509.. A great deal for a fully functional Thunderbolt 2 1440P high end screen like this.

Overall Review: Overall, very happy with purchase. Connected plug and play with my current 34UM94-P LG UntraWide TB2 monitor. They should update spec's to note this is not Thunderbolt, but the newer spec Thunderbolt 2. big difference in speed (double). Note; if you use DVI; you need to make sure your card supports it and have duel-link cable.

Overall, good, but a few gotcha's

Kanex QWERTYX Bluetooth Wireless Standard Multi-Sync Keyboard
Kanex QWERTYX Bluetooth Wireless Standard Multi-Sync Keyboard

Pros: Feels good for standard format keyboard. - Like the multi-sync ability Overall, probably very much like what Apple would have done if they had a full sized bluetooth enabled keyboard with a few exceptions...

Cons: Now, while this is likely close to what Apple would have done, a few things to keep in mind. Function Keys: Apple keyboards and other off brand keyboards give you an option to make the F1 - F15 keys function as F keys w/o having to hit the function (Fn) key. Effectivity making the Apple only keys work only if you hit the (Fn) key for Brightness, volume, power, etc.. Even on the Mac, their are some programs that are function key heavy and, like me, some people require F keys be default for productivity reasons.. If you're a heavy Function (F1-F15) key user, do not get this keyboard. Kanex does not, had says they will not, offer an option to swap to F keys by default like others do.. Quality: This is a good keyboard, solid, but also it's not true aluminum, it's faux plastic.. Still looks good, just don't expect a shinny keyboard. :)

Overall Review: I like they keyboard, not sure if I'll keep it, really a bummer that cannot make F keys default.

This is a Thunderbolt Monitor

LG 27MB85R-B Black 27" 5ms WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS350 cd/m2 DFC 5,000,000:1 (1000:1)
LG 27MB85R-B Black 27" 5ms WQHD HDMI Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor IPS350 cd/m2 DFC 5,000,000:1 (1000:1)

Pros: They make no mention that this is a Thunderbolt monitor. It is, will use Thunderbolt 2 technology. Will connect the USB 3 hub and use TB port. You can daisy chain other TB monitors or data products off this monitor.

Cons: have to hunt for drivers for Mac..

Overall Review: This is the replacement Thunderbolt monitor that Apple never made. Updated USB ports and Thunderbolt 2 technology.

Great buy

HP Smartbuy ZR2740w 27" 12 ms (GTG) WQHD IPS Panel Height & Pivot Adjustable Widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Monitor 380 cd/m2 1000:1, Brushed Aluminum
HP Smartbuy ZR2740w 27" 12 ms (GTG) WQHD IPS Panel Height & Pivot Adjustable Widescreen LED-Backlit LCD Monitor 380 cd/m2 1000:1, Brushed Aluminum

Pros: Great price, great no frills high res monitor..

Cons: not fancy, but I knew that.. so I'm OK with that

Overall Review: I hesitated on the referb... but don't regret it.. It's been working like a champ for 3 months now... great deal..