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Eureka 96H Quick Up 2-in-1 Cordless Stick and Handheld Vacuum
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3 out of 5 eggs Good "stick" with lousy battery 02/13/2016

This review is from: Eureka 96H Quick Up 2-in-1 Cordless Stick and Handheld Vacuum

Pros: Good "stick" vacuum, stick releases for handheld operation. That's worth three eggs.

Cons: Battery is a joke. It has always, from the day we got it, provided only a laughably short runtime (ten, maybe fifteen minutes at the outside), then needs to be charged for hours before it can run the motors at full speed again. I sometimes wonder if it's not really a battery, just a big supercapacitor... but that should recharge faster and would be a reasonable tradeoff. To the good, in over two years of light use the battery's capacity hasn't diminshed noticeably, so at least it's consistently lousy.

Other Thoughts: Would not buy again - that so-limited runtime is just too, too annoying. Maybe if it was only ever used for thirty-second touch-ups, but that's not how it's used here.

NETGEAR ProSAFE 5-Port Gigabit Web Managed (Plus) Switch (GS105E) - Lifetime Warranty
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Cute little switch with VLAN 02/13/2016

This review is from: NETGEAR ProSAFE 5-Port Gigabit Web Managed (Plus) Switch (GS105E) - Lifetime Warranty

Pros: Inexpensive on sale; really inexpensive if rebate comes through. Low power gigabit switch. And VLAN support, which was a trigger.

Only 5 ports, but that was sufficient, just, for what I needed.

Cons: Docs don't admit that you don't have to use the setup/management program that only runs on some half-baked OS that I don't use here. I'd call this -½ egg for annoyance and having to troll through the docs to find the 192.168.* address it sets itself up on. Came across it in one of the pictures from the management program's docs. :-( Stupid Netgear doc writers, no biscuit for you.

Only has 5 ports. One can never have enough ports. :-)

Other Thoughts: Has perfectly usable web-based interface on by default. The internal web server seems to be hardwired to VLAN 1, but that's okay, you can use other VLANs for your actual work and remove 1 from all but one port that's used to access the management server. The descriptions of the config options in the software's docs are actually pretty good, and map directly onto the interface available in the browser.

LG 22MC57HQ-P 21.5” Multi-Tasking Full HD IPS Monitor 5ms 1920 x1080 5,000,000: 1 Contrast Ratio Anti-glare 3H Surface Flicker Safe Black Stabilizer and 4-Screen Split Capability with Reader Mode
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Very nice IPS screen in a small, light, pretty efficient package. Very good color (and more brightness than required) out of the box.

Cons: The stand is a bit more wobbly than I'd have liked, but it's far from awful, and the monitor can be VESA mounted if I change my mind later and mount it more firmly.

Even on sale, a good IPS monitor still costs more than a mediocre TN version. :-/

Other Thoughts: The joystick control is different. On the whole, after a little practice to get used to the way you navigate the menus and adjust settings, I find it distinctly better than the inevitable groping for the right button. Even the Asus PA238 I've had for several years, and which places the buttons on the front of the bezel, still seems to require some bumbling about every time I need to change something.

If you feel your monitor shouldn't move when you punch it, then you'll want to look for one with a beefier stand. For normal use it's okay, though there's certainly room for differences in taste.

Oh, and unlike one fo the other 22"-class monitors i was looking at, the stand can be removed from the monitor should that prove necessary. The release tab's not exactly easy to get at, but it's possible.


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Display Name: Martin M.

Date Joined: 11/25/01

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