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SmartCharge Power Outage LED Light Bulb with Built in Rechargeable Battery, 2-Pack
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Test Immediately Upon Receipt!!! 25% Failure Rate 12/14/2016

This review is from: SmartCharge Power Outage LED Light Bulb with Built in Rechargeable Battery, 2-Pack

Pros: See notes below. Those bulbs that did function charged up after being initially opened. Still waiting to see if they will work when there is a power failure. Sorry - not feeling very "pro" like here.

Cons: Not impressed with the instructions. Obviously they have been translated from their origin of manufacturer, so the English is not all that great. There is a lot of intuitive guessing on how the bulbs function. Still wondering if they will actually work when there is a power outage. When they were charging and I turned off the light switch, the bulbs turned off. (Hmmm... Loss of power = darkness.) The instructions do not clearly state how they will work during a power failure. Therefore, given that these are being gifted to other family members here at Christmas, I have a feeling that this product will not be well received. Thus, I'm going to look stupid for giving a well-intentioned but poorly performing product. If you buy this product, only buy it for yourself. That way, only you will look bad when it doesn't perform as advertised.

Keep a fully charged and properly functioning flashlight close at hand.

Other Thoughts: Ordered two packages, a total of four light bulbs, as gifts for the Christmas season. When I finally opened the box and read the instructions, I decided to open each of the four boxes and charge the batteries in them prior to gifting them. (What a novel idea - charge the batteries BEFORE giving them as Christmas gifts.) Well, it turns out only three of the bulbs worked. One was dead out of the box. Would not even turn on. That is a 25% failure rate - - BEFORE being used. Most companies that have a 25% failure rate would not be in business very long.

Strongly suggest that you check every bulb that you order IMMEDIATELY upon receipt. My failure was that I didn't check them until it was too late, and now they are ineligible for return. So, I'm out $$$. I made the huge assumption that this product would work. ASSUMPTION. This is a foreign seller, and I have had problems with Newegg in the past who failed to support me on other orders that I had placed through them, so I highly doubt that there will be any remediation on this issue. Buyer beware.

That said, the instructions on how this product will work during a power outage are not very clear. I will probably not be buying anything from this seller, nor from Newegg, in the future. Looks like my buying dollars are going to other on-line sellers - who have superior customer service standards.

Slim bluetooth 3 black 3 Buttons 1 Wheel Bluetooth Wireless PC Notebook Mouse 1600 adjustable dpi
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Slow Response & A Battery Killer 02/16/2014

This review is from: Slim bluetooth 3 black 3 Buttons 1 Wheel Bluetooth Wireless PC Notebook Mouse 1600 adjustable dpi

Pros: When the mouse is connected in with the Wi-Fi adapter for my desktop computer, it works OK. Nothing stellar, but a "middle-of-the-road" performer.

Cons: The mouse killed two AAA batteries in about one week. If you get this mouse, you must get in the habit of turning off the mouse when you walk away from your computer if you don't want to spend a lot of money on batteries.

Also, the mouse has what I call "ADHD". If you are actively using the mouse, it's OK. But, if you take your hand off of the mouse (like to type) for more than 30 seconds, the mouse tends to fall asleep. I have to shake the mouse back and forth several times to get it to wake up and pay attention. Then, it is a game of "Where's Waldo", trying to figure out where on my dual monitors the mouse is. If I don't touch the computer for 30 minutes, the mouse absolutely falls asleep, even though computer is in screen-saver mode, and you practically have to shake the mouse so hard that the silkscreen markings fly off of the mouse before I can make it come to life. The engineering of this mouse and how it integrates with my Wi-Fi receiver are pretty inferior.

I spent $2,024 to build a top-of-the-line home desktop workstation, only to have a $12.99 mouse drag the whole experience down. I'm sorry I wasted my money on this product.

Other Thoughts: My best recommendation is to not spend $$$ on this mouse. Stick with one that has a receiver that pairs with the mouse that is made/engineered by the manufacturer to work in tandem. This one uses the Wi-Fi of the computer, and it tends to (euphemistically speaking) loose focus and daydreams.

XCSOURCE® SLR DSLR Camera Lens Trfor iPod Quick Release Clamp Plate Mount Screw Adapter DC380
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Nice locking mechanism. Quick and efficient.

Cons: I specifically purchased this product to match up and be used with a Dolica monopod. However, the top of the monopod has a different attachment mechanism for my Canon Rebel T-3i camera, and this Quick Release Clamp is useless on my monopod. It will attach to my tripod, which I rarely use.

Other Thoughts: If you are looking for a quick release clamp, get the specifications of the camera, the tripod/monopod, and then the clamp. Make sure that all of the devices will match up with each other before spending your money.


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Display Name: Brian B.

Date Joined: 12/09/13

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  • First Review: 02/13/14
  • Last Review: 12/14/16
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