Joined on 08/08/02
Small form factor, big storage, top performance, attractive design
Pros: Largest (capacity) 2.5" portable HDD available at the time that is USB 3.0 and runs at 7,200 RPM. Runs cool and quiet even after formatting or writing files for hours. Enclosure design looks good for now.
Cons: Glossy surface was immediately scratched after peeling off the protective film. Attracts dust and fingerprints as well. Honestly I don't really care much about this.
Overall Review: Wish this form factor could hold more than 1 TB but there are no drives that have any more capacity in this size (with similar width and height). It seems manufacturers have hit a wall with this storage technology.
Perfect companion for a netbook
Pros: Powered by USB Standard sized laptop optical drive Cheap
Cons: Retail packaging wasn't very good. Received the drive with a broken from tray cover because the drive was not seated properly in the foam packing. Lite-on would not cover under warranty so Newegg is replacing. I hate to have to send it back because it works fine other than a clip holding the tray cover on.
Overall Review: Recognized while booting so worked fine installing another OS to an Acer Aspire One D255.
Great for travel, seems heavy and small at first...
Pros: As it says "works anywhere" that I have tried. Have not tested on glass yet. Fits in my laptop case which is small. Hyper-scroll is useful though not utilized much. Batteries have lasted 5 months with daily use (~4 hours/day/5 days a week) Nano receiver Forward and back buttons are a must and their location on the same side is actually nicer, now that I've used it, than one on each side of the mouse. Case is nice and the mouse fits in perfectly.
Cons: Seems kind of heavy at first but I have gotten used to that Not as ergonomic as I had though. It took a while to get used to the shape of the mouse.
Wii Remote Companion
Pros: Small, cheap and name brand that can be trusted. Great price newegg!
Cons: Difficult at first to get working with my Wii Remotes.
Overall Review: The WIDCOMM drivers that come with this device do not allow you to pair/connect with the Wii Remotes without entering a passkey. There are older WIDCOMM drivers that are purported to work (220.127.116.110) and the newest version of BlueSoleil does work but it costs close to $30. I ended up using the native Windows Bluetooth stack by editing the %windir%\inf\bth.inf file (in XP) to include the ASUS's PID and VID. Now my Wii remote connects without requiring a passkey and I can use them in Dolphin :D