Joined on 12/23/07
Decent monitor for the price
Pros: The screen has a nice curve and sleek design. Color is decent and refresh rate reduces lag in tense gaming situations Monitor arrived without any dead pixels Nice price point, especially on sale
Cons: Not the wonder I was hoping for in that it is still 1920x1080 resolution. Curve is nice but I do not see any big difference from my old ViewSonic flat screen monitor and this monitor. Would prefer to have the controls on the front of the unit rather than on the back as it is quite a pain trying to make changes without being able to see the monitor head on.
Overall Review: I read many reviews on curve screen monitors before purchasing this one. Price point was a concern as I am on a fixed income. I would have preferred to have gotten one with better resolution but at the sale price I could not find any monitors that compared quality and price to rival the Spectre.
Dead after 1 hour
Pros: Did work for about an hour until it died. Didn't fry any other parts on my computer.
Cons: Where do I start? Had to accept it through bundle with Gigabyte RTX 3070 video card in Newegg Shuffle Short lived for an overpriced, poorly constructed, fourth rate power supply. Can't return it without sending back the video card as this is one of the bundle requirements
Overall Review: Apparently Gigabyte got a good deal from some manufacturer in China on a cheap supply of power supplies and when they found them mostly flawed they sold them off to retailers at reduced prices as part of the deal to get their video cards. Despite the atrocious bundle policy I did not hold out much hope in getting video card without the bundle. And, despite the flawed power supply, it was still substantially cheaper to get the bundle than buy the video card through scalpers.
Excellent at removing dust and odors
Pros: I have a house I am renovating in which the previous tenant had a large male dog that was left inside the house for several days at a time. The carpets and walls smelled of urine and waste materials that was not picked up timely or thoroughly. Needless to say, the house stunk terribly and even after professional cleaners tried to get the house to the stage we could work in it there was the smell and dust created after the cleaning. I needed a good air purifier and opted to try the Compass Air Purifier, in part to price and to reviews found elsewhere on the internet about this product. I set up the purifier towards the center of the house and left it on over night. Next day there was a considerable improvement in air quality. I have since moved it around to several locations and rooms. The horrendous odor has been eliminated and I was surprised at how much particulate matter was caught by the filter. I continue to run it daily while working to remove carpet and padding and working around where mold has been created by the excessive moisture. This air cleaner is great. I have a couple of other models in other properties but this one is definitely the one I prefer. Works well, low cost filters, and covers a wide area.
Cons: Nothing bad about it
Overall Review: I believe this is the best air purifier I could have selected for the job I wanted it to do. I have been very pleased with the performance and reliability of this unit and am very impressed by how well it does what it was created to do. The price is very reasonable and the replacement filters are inexpensive compared to others I own. As my other units expire I will replace them with the Compass Air Plurifiers.
Just barely better than tapping on the wall to find a stud
Pros: The seller is very good and always great communication. This product, however, is sub-par with comparable products of its type. I was hoping the stud and electrical wire finder would be able to pick up better than it does. It lacks the depth of some of my other tools and gives false-positive readings as to the center or edge of studs. It does pick up electrical lines but best when shallow and just inside drywall. I used it most of one day, in conjunction with my other stud finder and find that tapping on the wall worked better than the Tacklife stud finder. This is not their best tool. I have a number ot Tacklife tools and they have been very good. Sadly, this one is a good idea but not very effective at its given task.
Cons: Lacks ability to find electrical wiring in mid frame circumstances, especially on 2x6 studs. The stud finder does not accurately indicate the center of the stud well and sometimes misses the mark all together. Tapping on the wall to locate the stud works almost as well as the tool and a lot cheaper.
Overall Review: The tool lacks the electrical wire depth to locate depth of wiring and the stud finder sometimes misses the mark, which of course makes the product not very dependable. I have a couple of other stud/electrical location tools that work much better and the one I use most can gauge the depth of walls to locate wiring and is spot on at finding edges and centers of studs behind drywall and plaster. This tool, is not the best in the Tacklife arsenal of tools I own.
Winner of the toastmaster 2000
Pros: Big, fast and kinda funky looking. Raises the framerate considerably on CAD and design software as well as ups the game speed I get from it after the day's work is done. Fans get a bit noisy but it gets the job done. Kinda bulky and certainly requires additional support to hold the card in place and to keep it from sagging.
Cons: This runs at about the same heat range as a toaster. I have two additional fans mounted just to cool this thing down when pushing its limits, in addition to the 9 case fans in the tower. Still hits close to 90 degrees celsius. Did not want to void the warranty so I have not enhanced the thermal pads yet but probably will have to if this card is going to last.
Overall Review: I do like the card and the frame speed I get. It also runs my studio production software flawlessly but it runs hot. At one point last week when this thing was running hot I thought, though didn't try it, of putting a copper tray on top of the card to see if it could fry eggs. Certainly seems hot enough when I run my hand over it. The additional fans have brought the temperature down some but I have no idea why this thing runs at the temperatures it does.
Best price and quality memory
Pros: On sale when I got it Worked perfectly when installed on Gigabyte Intel motherboard. No issues with booting or with programs so far No RGB
Cons: None so far
Overall Review: Got these on sale at Newegg and though I would give them a try with a new build I was doing for one of my staff. Memory works well and has had no problem running any applications we use. No RGB bling but then the computer is under a desk so you wouldn't see it anyway.
Late delivery but not sellers fault
The seller is very good and always great communication. The shipping, sadly, was done by Newegg and took much longer than expected to get here. The usual issues, slow boat from China, ox cart over the Pacific Crest Trail to Oregon from California and a week or so later it was delivered. I contacted the seller about the shipping time and they were very helpful but unable to do much since they had no control of the shipper selection.
Decent product, decent price
The air purifier is as advertised. Simple, relatively simple actually, to operate and set times when needed. Cleans the air pretty well but after our last tenant left animals in the house unsupervised for days at a time and did not adequately clean up after them, it has taken longer than desired to get the air quality back to a breathable level to do renovations and replace carpets. The air purifier has made it possible to work in the house while removing undesirable carpet and complete other renovations. I have used it in other parts of the house unaffected by the pet odors and it is extremely effective in reducing dust and particulate matter and improve air quality. This has been especially helpful when running tile saws and cut-off saws.
Responsive seller and good customer service
Overall I am pleased with the seller. There was a delay in shipping so I contacted customer service and they resolved the issue in a timely manner. Not sure whether it was a seller issue or a shipper issue, though shipments using US carriers have been slower than usual recently.