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This review is from: Rosewill RCW-309 - 12" Fan Power Supply Cable
Pros: Does what it's supposed to do. It's exactly what's described and it isn't broken.
Other Thoughts: I bought two of these because I wasn't sure if I could make it with two (was buying with a fan and didn't know how long the fan's cable was on its own). It's a good thing I did buy two, because I needed them both. Thew new fan is working well.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced atom 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDAM32GB
Pros: Extremely small, it barely sticks out of the port. If it were much smaller, I'd have difficulty unplugging it.
Seems pretty quick. I don't actually have any PCs with USB 3.0 yet, so I can't really say whether it hits its full advertised speeds, but even on 2.0 it takes noticeably less time to copy files than previous flash drives I've used.
Stays put in my car stereo. The last drive I was using for that used to quickly disconnect/reconnect periodically, which is especially annoying in that use case because it causes the stereo to have to re-read the filesystem before it resumes playing, which takes FOREVER with that particular unit. This one has no such problem. In fairness, the last one was one of those "slim" designs where the connector is basically a slab of plastic with conductors printed on one side, and it just jams in between the tongue and the outside casing on the female plug. I probably should have realized it wasn't going to maintain contact while riding in a car. This Mushkin unit has a full USB connector, which is part of the reason I chose it.
Cons: The only con for me personally is the color. A white drive looks a little odd in my black car stereo and black/wood dash. If there was a black option, I would have gone for that, but at the time I wasn't able to locate a black flash drive this small with good speed, 32Gb or greater capacity, and a "full" USB connector (see the pros section for what I mean by that).READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Saeco RI9755/47 Odea Giro Plus Titanium Automatic espresso machine
Pros: Makes good coffee. I got it on a killer sale and I expect it will have paid for itself in a year - previously I bought coffee from a gas station or coffee house at least once per day. Not because I was traveling in most cases - I just didn't take the time to use my French press. This is the solution I needed to make coffee quickly but at low cost per cup.
Cons: Runs out of water pretty fast, even more so with the optional filter installed inside the tank. Not an issue for personal use; it only takes a few seconds to refill. But I wouldn't use it for constant production in a restaurant or anything.READ FULL REVIEW