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ADESSO WKB-3200UB Black 103 Normal Keys 2.4 GHz RF Wireless Multimedia/MCE Keyboard with Optical Trackball
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Probably the least expensive media center wireless keyboard with trackball that you can find that has complete set of media center control buttons.

Works as advertised. Range OK. Trackball OK. Scroll wheel OK.

Cons: Doesn't take much abuse. My kids have broke the battery compartment cover and broken off 9 keys on the right side, all by dropping onto a hardwood floor. Finding keys on the floor is annoying. I am buying a replacement unit since the original is losing keys fast. Kids are older now, hopefully it will last longer.

Other Thoughts: I have tried a number of wireless keyboard/pointing devices with my media center and this is the best. That doesn't mean its great, it just means the others have more issues.

Trackball is way better than gesture mice, touchpads, or joysticks. I have used multiple models of all of them. My closet is full of abandoned keyboards for this computer.

I also have an SMK mini keyboard. It's OK for thumb-typing short queries in Google or something but other than that it is a glorified remote control. The joystick works but is not as precise as a trackball.

Others have mentioned the annoying location of the sync button. I have accidently hit it a time or two. You get used to it.

It would be nice if it were more rugged.

Kensington K38053RR 70 Watt DC Power Adapter for Netbooks
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Drained my Car Battery Twice 08/23/2009

This review is from: Kensington K38053RR 70 Watt DC Power Adapter for Netbooks

Pros: Powers my netbook. I expected it to get quite warm and was pleasantly surprised that it stayed cool at all times.

Cons: Evidently, this unit consumes 70W even when no load attached. On two occasions I left the unit plugged into accessory jack of my truck and had to jump-start the truck in the morning. Nothing was attached to the output.

The unit came with 2 connector adapters, neither of which fit my Acer netbook snugly. One fit well enough to work but would lose connection if wiggled.

Cable from accessory jack is not a very snug fit. During the course of a 2-week road trip, it came unplugged several times.

Accessory jack connection is not very secure. You have to shove it in pretty hard. Engagement length is short. If it slips out just a little, unit gets no power.

DeLorme Earthmate GPS LT-40 Plus 2009
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggs Don't Buy 08/23/2009

This review is from: DeLorme Earthmate GPS LT-40 Plus 2009

Pros: The GPS receiver was compact and seemed to work well. Lots of software whistles and bells. Probably a good tool sales ppl planning to canvass a neighborhood.

Cons: Frustrating. You cannot remap keyboard shortcuts easily. It requires use of multiple keys for most commands. Not good when driving.

Screen layout poor. Lots of real-estate wasted. Current GPS location is in center of laptop screen, not in center of viewing pane. Bottom 1/4 of screen is nav pane. When driving south and in 2D mode you get very little view of what's ahead of you and lots of view of where you have been. Really poor GUI design.

If you are heading south in 3D mode all map legends are upside down.

Database horribly out of date. I tried to find a pharmacy in one town. It said none within 20 miles. There was a pharmacy across the street. It looked like it had been there forever. Same thing happened looking for motels and road-side parks. Google Maps had no problem finding any of this.

GPS unit has suction cup on cable, not on unit itself. You stick it to your windshield and GPS dangles at end of the cable.

Other Thoughts: Newegg's return policy treats this product as software, even though it includes a GPS unit. That means I can't return it even though I have had it less than 30 days. I should have read the fine print before I bought.


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Display Name: Charles F.

Date Joined: 09/08/01

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  • Last Review: 07/19/11
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