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CHUWI Hi10 Pro Tablet PC 10.1' Win10 + Android 5.1 (Remix OS)  Intel Cherry Trail X5 Z8350 IPS 1920*1200 - Gray
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5 out of 5 eggs Luddite gets horseless carriage (tablet) 12/15/2016

This review is from: CHUWI Hi10 Pro Tablet PC 10.1' Win10 + Android 5.1 (Remix OS) Intel Cherry Trail X5 Z8350 IPS 1920*1200 - Gray

Pros: As one of the last tablet holdouts, i finally bought a tablet: a no-name CHUWI Hi10 Pro This replaces my 11" HP travel laptop bricked by the latest Win 10 "update." I had looked at $50 7" tablets, but decided they were too close to my wife's 6" Android phone.

First impressions: the quad core CPU with 4 GB is vastly superior to the AMD A4 and 2 GB in my bricked HP. Windows 10 flies compared to the HP - suspect it's more the extra RAM than the CPU(?) Travel weight goes from ~5 lbs on the HP to about 1.3 lbs on the tablet (both w/ power brick, and the CHUWI with $13 bluetooth keyboard.) Great replacement for a travel laptop. I'm going to add a 128 GB micro SD card when I find one on sale. Will probably run under Android most of the time. Quick free shipment: order on Friday pm. arrived Tuesday.

Cons: Convinced the tablet was dead when it first arrived - there was no apparent action and a black screen for several seconds when the power button was pushed, so i pushed again (and turned off the boot process.) Rinse and repeat... Have patience, the sign-on screen takes a while. Now if I can figure out how to remove the Win 10 Xbox, Groove, ... crapware

update - USB C issues: The (female) USB C socket on the tablet is deeper than standard - some cables won't connect unless you modify the male plug by cutting off some of the plastic housing to expose more of the metal plug so it goes deeper into the tablet.

Black & Decker CTO6305 Black Digital Convection Toaster Oven
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3 out of 5 eggs Beancounters destroy a product 12/03/2011

This review is from: Black & Decker CTO6305 Black Digital Convection Toaster Oven

Pros: Cooks well, has as even heating as you will find in a toaster oven. Function is OK, but you will not get much joy from it - see below.

Cons: Worst UI since Microsoft Bob OS. One can't just set time /temp. You have to push a button to cook "cookies" or whatever, then _try_ to reset time and temp (only if you are in the correct time window and hold your tongue right). The preset selections are worthless, e.g., the "Potato" setting results is in rock hard (un)baked potatoes. Pathetic. Door is undamped and crashes if you release it. Not something you will be proud to have in your kitchen - looks cheap.Looks cheap - the sheetmetal fit reminds me of a $0.25 post-war Japanese toy.

Zero eggs for UPS - they tore Hell out of the box in shipping it. I'm amazed it survived. (Multiple large holes poked into both outer and inner box somehow manage to miss vital organs...)

Other Thoughts: The guts of this thing are pretty good, but they cheaped out, for another $2-3 they could have made it a thing of joy.
A decent UI would not cost anything extra, how much could a door damper and decent case cost? The beancounters destroyed this product.

Z006 Mini Electric RC Gyro Remote Control Helicopter
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5 out of 5 eggs good deal 04/28/2011

This review is from: Z006 Mini Electric RC Gyro Remote Control Helicopter

Pros: Good stable flier - some throttle lag as the blades spin up, (inertia has no magic cure.) Very clever, sophisticated technology for the price. This is a fun, usable toy, not the junk you often see in this price range.

Cons: Terrible (painful) translated instructions.

Other Thoughts: Had an issue with the original shipment, but ToyWorld resolved it immediately in response to my email. Kudos - best customer service I've ever seen.


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