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NETGEAR XE104-100NAR Powerline 4-port Ethernet Adapter Up to 85Mbps
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Works but YMMV 02/10/2011

This review is from: NETGEAR XE104-100NAR Powerline 4-port Ethernet Adapter Up to 85Mbps

Pros: It's simple to set up. Just plug in the devices, give them a minute to sync up and then you're good to go.

Cons: The speeds through some parts of the house were slower than wireless. The problem with powerline adapters is the further the signal has to travel, the slower it gets.

Other Thoughts: My breaker box is located in a detached garage. So the signal has to go from one adapter all the way there and back to the other adapter. To verify it was the distance affecting it, I plugged both adapters in outlets I knew were on the same breaker and I saw much faster speeds (almost double). In the end, I bought some recertified routers that were DD-WRT compatible and set them up as wireless bridges to use with all my network capable things.

Rosewill REGD-TN439L0 Infrared Thermometer
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great for the price, comes in very handy 08/09/2010

This review is from: Rosewill REGD-TN439L0 Infrared Thermometer

Pros: Works like it should. Hard to beat for the price / value. Simple to use. Just point and pull the trigger. It also shows the highest recorded temperature.

Cons: Not sure about the durability, but then again, I didn't spend that much on it. The highest recorded temperature will reset when you pull the trigger again, so keep track of it if needed.

Other Thoughts: I bought this while on sale and couldn't be happier. I bought this for the purpose of checking my home for air leaks and any hot spots that might need additional insulation. But great for other uses as well, like auto work and even in the kitchen when cooking.

Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12 80mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great Product 05/30/2006

This review is from: Thermaltake Extreme Volcano 12 80mm 2 Ball CPU Cooler

Pros: A huge improvement over stock heatsink/fan. Love the different ways you can set/control the fan speed. I usually run my AMD Athlon XP 2400+ mobile set at 2.0ghz for everyday use and a low fan setting, but when I need to run it at 2.4ghz, I just crank up the fan and it keeps it cool!

Cons: Wish they spent the extra $1 for a fan grill guard. No big, just added one myself (I'm a bit paranoid about a loose cable finding it's way into those blades). Somewhat difficult to install, had to remove the power supply, but it could be my case is just that small.

Other Thoughts: Definitely one of the better heatsink/fan units. Although, I might upgrade the fan to the Thermaltake 92mm UFO fan. Yeah, it looks stupid with the LED lights, but it uses the same controller as this fan.


Jonathan F.'s Profile

Display Name: Jonathan F.

Date Joined: 11/25/04

  • Reviews: 3
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  • First Review: 05/30/06
  • Last Review: 02/10/11
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