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This review is from: SoundBot® SB220 Bluetooth Noise-Cancellation Stereo Headphone for Music Stream & HandsFree Calling w/ Extended talk and play time, 400 hrs standy time, Built-in Mic A2DP, AVRCP by EyeCandis
Pros: I've been using these for quite a while to listen to music at work off my iPod Touch 4G. They're quite durable and have held up to what is a very harsh work environment for gear. Basically, short of blatant abuse they're going to hold up. Sound quality is excellent. Battery life is absurd. For any realistic job, you need more than 8 hours of battery life and these things are legitimately good for 10 or more of actual usage. Being behind-the-head 'phones, you can wear helmets and stuff while still jamming. Noise cancellation is very effective. I've never had any trouble with the controls, even with my thickest work gloves.
I can't imagine doing any better for the price.
Cons: Old timey mini USB charging port might be an issue if you're not readily equipped for that. Noise cancellation is so good, it can make you a bit deaf to people that are trying to get your attention. Oops.
Basically better in every way than SB270. Wait, that's not a con.
Other Thoughts: Supposedly these things don't play well with PCs, but I never really tried that. Can't honestly comment on bluetooth range because the bluetooth radio on the iPod Touch 4G is rubbish, but I'm sure it's sufficient.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Delta AFB1212GHE-CF00 120mm Case cooler
Pros: Not "jet engine loud". Pushes 240 CFM at a reasonable noise level, wattage. and cost. Actually, I feel like this is pretty cheap. I used to use a GFB, but it finally reached a point where it needed to be retired. It didn't push as much air and it cost like 30% more or something.
Cons: It's not a massive 120x72 dual motor fan and it doesn't push 300CFM. It also doesn't require its own power supply, so that's not a very good con.
Other Thoughts: Let's get serious for a moment. In the all important noise factor, fans like this are making two noises. There's the motor hum and the sound of airflow. Most (~85%) of the sound is just airflow. It's kinda like driving with the windows down. Figure out how you'll handle phone calls and you're fine. It's actually pretty easy to sleep in the same room with a fan like this.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Dell E2414H Black 24" 5ms Widescreen LED Backlight LCD Monitor 250 cd/m2 1,000:1
Pros: Picked one of these up at the local store when my HDMI adapter died. As a secondary monitor it's not bad. Honestly, a half decent 1080p monitor makes a really good secondary since you can actually do stuff on it. Image quality is good enough for what I use it for (which is basically web browser and nothing else). Good monitor for the price, I suppose.
Dark scenes actually look better than on the U2412M (as long as you're staring straight at the monitor).
Cons: Welp. It's 1080p which, per popularity, is the worst resolution of all time. In comparison to the U2412M, it's easy to see why this monitor costs a benny less. Viewable angle is an embarassment, stand is greatly inferior, no USB hub, no Display Port, almost 2" shorter because of crummy resolution. Etc. Again, you're spending a lot less. Can't complain too much.
Like the Ultrasharp, there's no HDMI. Luckily, if you're forced into the option for whatever reason, the expensive solution of [monitor > DVI adapter > HDMI cable > PC] does work.
Other Thoughts: Would be nice if I could just buy the Dell pivot stand.READ FULL REVIEW