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Andrew F.

Andrew F.

Joined on 04/21/06

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Most Favorable Review

Works really well, plan on issues with connector.

Rosewill Armer RX202 USB 3.0 Full Aluminum 7mm 9.5mm 12mm 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure
Rosewill Armer RX202 USB 3.0 Full Aluminum 7mm 9.5mm 12mm 2.5" Hard Drive Enclosure

Pros: SATA Enclosure is very decent looking (see cons). Feels sturdy.

Cons: Uses Mini USB connector on the enclosure. This is a con, as I would love to get rid of all these cables that are mismatched to older tech with newer tech. I have lost count of the number of Mini & Micro cables I now have, and new tech is coming with USB C connectors. Now for the con that took the egg away. When installing my SATA drives (I have two enclosures I purchased at the same time), the same thing happened with each. The connection to the drive went on smooth, easy. Went to put said drives into the case and found that the drive is putting stress on the connector because the connector is not straight out, is angles up. While this is not normally a problem, to install the screws for the enclosure requires me to apply pressure to get the holes lined up. This can do one of many things, my hope is that it fixes the connector, my fear is that it damages the connector on the drive.

Overall Review: Every enclosure, until now, I have purchased, the connectors to the drive have been straight on. I would have called this a fluke, however two enclosures with the same problem leads me to believe this an issue with the way it is manufactured. It did not matter which way I tried putting the drive into the enclosure, it needed me to apply pressure to get the screw holes to line up. I listed the USB as a con, as most stuff coming out is using USB C or Micro USB. This connector feels like a throw back to USB 2.0 days.

Most Critical Review

Wired seems to work great, not so much with Bluetooth

Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones, OneOdio Wired Gaming Stereo Headsets with Detachable Mic for PS4, Xbox one, PC, Cell Phones, Office, Wireless Headset with 80 Hrs Play Time
Bluetooth Over Ear Headphones, OneOdio Wired Gaming Stereo Headsets with Detachable Mic for PS4, Xbox one, PC, Cell Phones, Office, Wireless Headset with 80 Hrs Play Time

Pros: Bluetooth (also a con) Detachable mic Comes with appropriate cables (rare these days) Lasts for advertised time on wireless

Cons: The padding for the ears is not the greatest. (-0.5 Eggs) The Bluetooth is a Pro because of the Bluetooth capability. It is also the biggest hit on the Egg chart (-2.5 Eggs). Here is the reason for this big hit. Yes, it states that Bluetooth has a range of 3m or 10ft. I can with most Bluetooth devices go double to 10x that distance in open air (omnidirectional Bluetooth dongle being unobstructed by anything). In the case of this headset, I can go about 15-20ft, and the headset starts cutting out. Yes, still beyond the range limit mentioned, and I was okay with it. I started using them while walking, connected to my phone in my back pocket (2.5ft away), and it starts cutting out. As the phone was on the opposite side of the power connector, I swapped the pocket, and the cutting out only happened when I moved my head so the signal was going through my body (looking left). As this is odd, I put my hand to the right side (button controls side), and the headset cuts out. I can duplicate this problem all day long. I own the A7 version of OneOdio headphones, and they do not do this.

Overall Review: I am contacting the manufacturer about the Bluetooth problem, as I cannot recommend these as they stand. Oh, on a side note, if you pick these up for Windows 10, as of Win 10 1903, the headset hands free mode will not come out of telephone quality. You will want to hook up the cable to get these to sound good. If you use the headset as headphones only with Bluetooth, they work great. I wanted to have great sound while playing games and speaking via TeamSpeak/Vent/Discord cordless. Not with the current Win 10 1903 state. Will update this once I have a response from the manufacturer.

Easy to use NVMe enclosure

Sabrent USB 3.2 Type-C Tool-Free Enclosure for M.2 PCIe NVMe and SATA SSDs (EC-SNVE)
Sabrent USB 3.2 Type-C Tool-Free Enclosure for M.2 PCIe NVMe and SATA SSDs (EC-SNVE)

Pros: Easy push button lid to install NVMe, with a small latch to hold the NVMe in place.

Cons: Small latch to hold NVMe in place can be hard to turn (especially if you are trying to hold the NVMe down). Very short USB C cable comes with this device.

Overall Review: I liked this so much (even with the cons), I now have four.

Freakishly slow with VHDs

Silicon Power Touch 835 32GB Waterproof USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model SP032GBUF2835V1T
Silicon Power Touch 835 32GB Waterproof USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model SP032GBUF2835V1T

Pros: Small size & lightweight

Cons: While I was able to transfer files to and from the drive quickly enough, that was not the purpose behind the purchase. The purpose of the purchase was to get a flash drive large enough to hold two VHDs and to run the VHDs from this drive. The sad part is, my old 8GB DataTravelers perform a great deal faster than this stick. When running my VHDs off the DataTravelers, they were slow in comparison to my external HDD, yet I could do work. However, with this data stick, I want to pull my hair out with how freakishly sluggish it is. I am talking I double click an icon and wait nearly 2 minutes for it to start to do anything.

Overall Review: I should have researched this a bit more. That is my fault. Side Note: For those that do not know what a VHD is, it is a Virtual Hard Drive that contains a separate OS from what is booted with. I use them to keep my development software off my main machine.

DO NOT UPGRADE FIRMWARE

TRENDnet TPL-406E2K 500Mbps Compact Powerline AV Adapter Kit
TRENDnet TPL-406E2K 500Mbps Compact Powerline AV Adapter Kit

Pros: Cheap in comparison to the other Powerline adapters. Picked up two sets for the same price as the other brands. Worked great until....

Cons: ... I went to upgrade the firmware. Firmware version on the devices are 1.0.0.337-01 (listed on the device). Went to upgrade to 1.0.0-06 which is the fix for the sleep mode. Out of the four devices, only one still works. The warning on TrendNet's web site should say "3 out of 4 devices will fail after firmware upgrade", not "Firmware upgrade failure may permanently damage the unit and cause it to malfunction." There is a problem with the microwave interfering with the device, which it should not. I could understand if it was a wireless signal, not a wired. There is a degradation in the signal quality when under heavy sustained traffic (ie: gaming, streaming audio and flash games on a separate system).

Overall Review: As I still have one unit, will purchase another set so that I do not have to use wireless.

Love the design, however, do not spill liquid on them.

Microsoft A13-00002S White 104 Normal Keys USB or PS/2 Ergonomic Natural Keyboard Elite
Microsoft A13-00002S White 104 Normal Keys USB or PS/2 Ergonomic Natural Keyboard Elite

Pros: Great keyboard for me as I am a programmer. Wife loves it. I like the fact you can buy these in a 5-pack as I have 4 kids.

Cons: Do NOT spill anything on these keyboards. In 2 yrs, I have gone through 5 of these keyboards. My old Microsoft Natural keyboard took a lot of abuse over 9 yrs, I would take it apart, clean it, and then put it back together, and it would work. Not these. If you spill any liquid on these, might as well chuck the keyboard.

Overall Review: Interestingly enough, every time liquid was spilled on the keyboards, it was by the Numerical Keypad, and that Enter key would no longer work, as well as the Z, X and B keys. All other keys worked fine. This happened on 3 of the 5 keyboards.

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  • 4

DANG!!! Shipping was phenominal!

According to Newegg, the chair was to ship Friday (after ordering it Wednesday). As it was coming ground, I had no problems with this. Here it is Thursday, UPS has dropped the chair off, and I just got the notification that it had shipped. It is unheard of for a product to come from PA to OR overnight via ground.

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Unexpected fast delivery

I was very surprised when the APC I had ordered from Davidson Store to arrive before I was expecting it. In addition to this, apparently I was given the wrong tracking information, to which the company contacted me to let me know the correct tracking information without my contacting them about it.

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Faster than expected

I was very surprised by the battery I had ordered coming as quickly as it did. Fit perfectly within the APC UPS I was replacing the battery in. Thank you Tech Express!

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