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TUDIA Slim-Fit MERGE Dual Layer Protective Case for Motorola Moto G 3 (3rd Gen 2015 Release) (Mint)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fits 2015 3rd gen moto G. Easy to put on. Looks good (mint/blue as pictured). Just dropped my phone on a tough street today, and kept it from shattering. Comes as one integrated piece, with the color being not rubber / slightly firmer. Buttons work ok.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I bought this because my wife has the exact same phone, and I need to differentiate them. I'm really happy about the fit and price. If my phone broke, I would just buy another sub-100$ handset.

I have to take this case off to use my headphones (music) and/or stereo line in (baseball games over house speakers). But I have over-the-ear headphones, and a huge stereo cable for line in. It might fit your headphones if you have ear buds instead of studio headphones.

Not waterproof, but isn't advertised as such. Also the moto g has a huge set of speaker/mic holes, so probably nothing to do there.

Patriot Torqx 2 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Way faster, quieter, cooler, and less power draw when either idle or active, than the WD raptor I am replacing in my desktop.

25 dollar rebate cart brought it down to 200 bucks.

Bundled with Acronis home edition for extra 20 bucks made cloning my boot drive pretty painless!

Supposed to have native TRIM support under Windows 7, but I haven't tried to confirm or configure.

Cons: Costs as much as an OCZ vertex 2 of the same size, but interwebs say it is almost half as fast as the OCZ vertex 2; it doesn't use the currently popular SSD controller.

Does not come with any brackets for mounting in a standard desktop. A bundle with a bracket would be nice wink wink.

Advertised both on newegg and the product page on the patriot site as having a 3 year warranty, but the back of box and box liner say it only has a 2 year warranty.

There's no explanation on patriot forums or in the box about enabling TRIM commands, or what drivers to use. Maybe it will just work out of the box.

Other Thoughts: Windows 7 told my wife that my Raptor was throwing SMART errors. I figured this was a great time to buy an SSD and then go RMA the Raptor.

Coworkers recommended the OCZ Vertex 2, but the prices were slightly higher, and every 5th user review complained about their OCZ bricking in a few months. My motherboard doesn't support 6gb throughput, so I wasn't sure it would matter.

Using the Torqx 2 with Windows 7 Ultimate and 8gb ram, startup times are much faster on boot, and app startup time when logged in is perceptually snappy. I didn't measure before and after speeds.

I used a large black metal binder clip to hold it in place in a quick-change drive bay. Seems to work ok, with very little extra pressure.

In order to clone the boot drive to the SSD, I fixed bad drive sectors with windows disk scan, moved the page file off the boot drive, purged more files so the drive would fit onto the SSD.

Hauppauge 1191 WinTV-HVR-955Q TV Tuner Stick/Hybrid Video Recorder with Remote Control
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: plays and records digital over-the-air TV, turning my living room computer with lcd display into a TV with DVR for the family

default captured videos in .ts format play back ok on my xbox using windows 7 x64 pro and windows media center

found my regional stations

scheduled capture of weekly series using provided winv7 software

comes with usb cable extender so crowded usb ports aren't blocked by anything

has an additional s-video input cable for capturing videos from external devices. Sweet.

Cons: maybe 20 bucks more than its competitors

Other Thoughts: doesn't give me you free cable tv - you have to pay for cable. seriously, somehow I spaced and got super excited to hear that this unit could capture unencrypted broadcast cable channels. If you have cable, this probably works fine for you! That's not a con, that's me being dumb.

I have no reason to be unhappy yet with this purchase, and it works as advertised.

I'll have to buy an antenna or signal booster because my reception in that room is poor. Adjusting the provided antenna's location to pick up each station is working just fine for now.

haven't tried the remote yet, it looks pretty cheap though.


Erik P.'s Profile

Display Name: Erik P.

Date Joined: 06/22/06

  • Reviews: 14
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  • First Review: 08/23/08
  • Last Review: 04/30/16
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