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Pros: First I would like to state just how well built this little guy is, I would probably die in a car accident before this thing would, and it takes far superior video quality than my previous one that cost me 20 bucks from china (although this one is from china too, but it's better). The other camera I was using had good quality at a max of 640x480, even 1280x720, so I would take a bet that my previous one recorded at 720p and upscaled the video to 1080p which resulted in a blurry image that you couldn't read a license plate from, and it never held a battery charge, so it wouldn't keep the date and time, it would always record with the date set at 12/25/15 at 17:50 (5:50pm). That is all there just to tell you where I just came from. This camera, the vantrue N1 captures at a true 1080p, and while I can't read a license plate from a distance, I can read a license plate when stopped at a red light, crystal clear as if I were 5 or 6 feet away, this was not something I could do previously. The image quality does jump between 1080i and 1080p, and I believe this to be because it is trying to figure out whether to focus on the bug on my windshield or the cars and road and signs. It also does stutter on some parts of the video, I'm not sure whether this is a limitation of my video player I use on my android desktop (yes I have android working on a desktop) or the limitations of the SD card, worst case scenario, it's a defective camera, and I'm 90% certain it's my video player at fault (android does not like desktop environments).
The windshield mount is wonderful, holds the camera nice and solid. The old one would shake when I hit bumps, the elbow was tight, but the actual connection between the camera and mount wasn't snug, so it had a wiggle to it. I can't be completely down on my old camera, because it successfully fulfilled it's purpose in my accident that happened on 11/02/16, that accident is what made me upgrade to this one. The N1 is a little more user friendly than the one it replaced, its best feature was also its worst. The auto record worked well during the day, but it struggled at night, it would go into parking mode and stop recording while I was going near highway speeds, and I would hit the record button, but then it would stop recording a few seconds later. I tried disabling parking mode and hitting record, but it did it again. I ultimately disabled parking monitor in the cam's settings, it just wasn't sensitive enough to work at night, where accidents are 3x higher.
Cons: The only con here is as stated at the end of my previous statements, the auto-record mode (parking mode) would automatically kick in and stop recording while going near highway speeds. If this thing had GPS to detect speed exceeding 5mph and then go into standby after 3 minutes of motion detection, then the system would be perfect, or even just a 3 minute delay to halt recording. I first noticed the issue when stopped at red lights, I would stop and the red light would be, maybe a minute long, and my camera, within that time, will have automatically gone into parking mode, and halt recording. After the light turned green, the color change was enough to turn off parking mode and start recording. I start driving down the expressway where the only motion is the lines on the road, the motion detection system found there wasn't enough motion to record, camera went into parking mode, and stopped recording. I would pass a car, and that would prompt it to record again, but afterwards, about 30 seconds of recording, it goes into parking mode, and halts recording. And like i said, during the day, this thing worked great, but it suffered greatly at night. I currently have a 64gb SD card installed, I know my previous cam was limited to 8GB but it wrote to all 64GB in this one, so I'm hoping this will do the same, it'll only see 32GB but writes to all 64, I can't say for certain whether it will or not.
Other Thoughts: The infrared light is pretty much useless, I'm not going to subtract an egg for a problematic function, because at the end of the day, if I get in a wreck, I'll have crystal clear video and audio of it happening. The audio recording is superb, the music I was listening to that was recorded sounded like it was coming straight out of my music player. After I cleanup my windshield, the video quality should improve.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Innovative ITCDS-5000 CD Stereo System with Bluetooth(R)
Pros: This thing absolutely rocks, far exceeding expectations after what I've heard on am azon, speaking of which, I bought a protection plan after reading said reviews, and from what I've heard and felt from this thing so far, I don't think I will be needing to use the plan, but it is kind of like car insurance, you may not ever need it, but it's good to have just in case, cause accidents do happen, just like today (11/2/2016) I got T-boned and had to use geico, but that's a lot more serious than a stereo dying on you.
The sound from the speakers are phenomenal, up there with my JBL speakers I was using previously, and will continue to use on another project. I love the idea behind the VU meters, this isn't something I've seen on equipment this cheap before and combined with the silver face and knobs, gives this unit a really unique look as well as making it look 5x more expensive than it actually is worth. The blue tooth is a major plus to this also, no more have to get up to change the song or using extra long cords to tangle and trip over and get unplugged during your favorite song.
Cons: One of the major cons here is the lack of inputs, nothing on the back except the speaker outputs and the FM antenna, and only a single 3.5mm auxiliary and a single mic in for phone usage, yeah, you can use this as a hands free audio device, I guess that would fit into the pros though. Right now I have the TV hooked up via 3.5mm cable, so I can use this with my PS4, blue tooth doesn't work for PS4.
Very minor con, no AM radio, if anyone still listening to AM, this isn't your radio. The only thing I can think of to improve upon this is wider array of inputs, like RCA on the back and a sub output for a subwoofer if possible. There are two ways this can be achieved on these as of now.
A. Grab an input selector, easy route
B. Tap into the auxiliary and cut out a hole in the back for RCA connection.
The only concern for that would be conflicting audio signals, so you would also need a filter
Other Thoughts: Speaker enclosures look fantastic, but closer inspection will reveal the cheap Chinese handiwork, a little caulk and the slightest bit of a matching spray paint and you shouldn't have to worry about them falling apartREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: CRYORIG H7 Tower Cooler For AMD/Intel CPU
Pros: Received today, first impressions have me sticking with cryorig for life, and I've always been loyal to cooler master. As always with a computer build, I always cheaped out on the CPU cooler, never again will I do such an awful thing to a computer. I came from using a cooler master T2 (My review on that cooler is now nullified do to a mistake explained later). When I first saw cryorig, what led me to cryorig is the name "cryorig" it just caught on to me super fast and stuck, as I started to do more research, the more cryorig appealed to me, and after being loyal to cooler master for such a long time, it was initially hard to switch. After receiving this beautiful and heavy piece of art, the first thing I noticed was how well it was packaged, and the artwork on the box was very well presented, almost showcasing the cooler before you even opened the box to remove it. After opening the box, the cooler was sitting in there nice and snug, definitely custom cut for the cooler, unlike other brands that use a "one size fits all" deal, with a little Styrofoam and packaging material... no sir... this is all custom packaging.
This is really the only nice cooler I've ever bought, very well put together and solid and silent, I don't know what the others are complaining about, i can't even hear the thing over my AC. The design and colouring of the cooler fits my case nicely, no complaints on that, even has the cryorig logo on the top. This thing cost $35, feels like $60, but please keep it $35. You couldn't beat this price/quality ratio with a stick
In the package, you receive pretty much pictured, Cryorig's CP7 thermal paste, which i think i need to re-apply, a manual, and a registration card as well as hardware to mount the cooler, and a 2nd fan. The manual is very straight forward and interactive, it made everything very clear, and as if it wasn't clear enough, each step includes a bar-code you can scan with your phone to demonstrate a step you may not understand.
After replacing my T2, i noticed... I FORGOT TO REMOVE THE PLASTIC ON THE BOTTOM... stupid stupid stupid... I wanted to try the T2 after removing the useless plastic, but i didn't feel like doing any of that, so i did a test install of this beautiful cooler before using the thermal paste, details of install in the cons.
Cons: Oh the dreaded process of installing. The X-bar is a brilliant idea, but at the same time, a not brilliant idea. When I started on the test install, I got the retention plate and screws in, and then installed those black cylinders, and then went to mount the cooler, which didn't fit, so I had to make it fit. The large arches of the X-bar kind of pushes against the left heat sink on my motherboard (Asus P8H77-V LE). After making sure everything, more or less fit, I removed it, applied the paste conservatively, and remounted the cooler, with zero RAM interference, with room to spare (pro).
Another major con is that it can't make coffee.
Other Thoughts: I'm definitely gonna be with cryorig until the end, and then after. I can't wait to see what else they'll pump out, and I'll be right on the ball when it comes out, which they should be coming out with internet enabled power supplies soon, and hopefully PC cases.
More on the cooler master T2 with plastic attached.
Stress test: 78c
Space engineers: 100c (with 1 loaded planet)
Thermal compound: Cooler master's special mix that comes in a sketchy pouch
stress test: 51c
Space engineers: 58c (with 2 planets loaded)
Thermal compound: Cryorig's not as sketchy but still kind of sketchy and [probably] re-branded thermal compound in syringe
Other reviewers stated to just throw the stuff out and use arctic silver's stuff, but I don't really see the point if you're not running and i7 extreme and running 4 virtual machines.
Will make updated review in a few months or in the afterlife.
The processor has been running hot lately, I think I definitely need to reapply the thermal compound, I just need to find it. When I initially applied the paste, i put on the size of a grain of rice, which seems to be too small. Others on the internet and forums state it needs to be the size of a pea, a little bigger than what I'm used to doing, but if it helps, i'll try it.