Date Joined: 09/16/06
Pros: It is supposedly a very fast tablet, though i have yet to be able to confirm that. It also feels weighty and of good build quality.
Cons: My wife bought this for me and I was initially thrilled at the prospect of having a truly powerful tablet to play various games and web surf on. Sadly, it runs its battery dead while on standby in <8 hours. it also will not turn off the 4G radio, and continually tries to get me to sign up for AT&T's service. (which in my area is unusable)
Overall Review: I'm baffled by the parasitic draw on this tablet as I have a Nexus 10 that lasts 7-12 days on standby. I'll be returning this and getting some socks; at least they won't be tethered to an outlet.
Pros: This device seems like it's not even there. That's exactly what I was hoping for! I needed to run a projector from a laptop on a table in the middle of a room. Both the projector and the computer have a HDMI interface. I would have just ran a HDMI cable, but the pipe that was run through the concrete under said table is only 1/2" I.D. and the run is over 90'. I ran a cat 6 wire through the pipe and above the ceiling and placed these wonderful devices at each end and my problems were solved.
Overall Review: I needed to run a projector from a laptop on a table in the middle of a room. Both the projector and the computer have a HDMI interface. I would have just ran a HDMI cable, but the pipe that was run through the concrete under said table is only 1/2" I.D. and the run is over 90' long. I ran a cat 6 wire through the pipe and above the ceiling and placed these wonderful devices at each end and my problems were solved.
Pros: This flash drive performs quite well. The read and write speeds in the description are accurate. (I use this drive via USB 3)
Overall Review: I will be purchasing another one of these when they're restocked.
Pros: This is a great little barebone for those of us who are sick and tired of overloading consumer grade routers. I installed 2 GB of gskill ram, an old HDD I had laying around, and a gigabit NIC. I could not be more pleased with the results. Running seven apps in untangle, and serving anywhere between 10-20 clients, the CPU usage is "low". Even with all of this going on, this unit only draws 40 watts; which means that operating 24 hours a day, this unit will cost about 12 cents per day (@$.12 per KWH).
Cons: As others have mentioned, the PSU fan is a bit noisy; though for my application, it really isn't even worth noting.
Overall Review: This really is a great piece of hardware for anyone looking to put together a router, or a basic computer. Seriously, if you have had problems in the past with those pieces of junk they call routers, get one of these and your problems will be solved. It may be worth noting that our internet speed is 100Mbit down / 5Mbit up, and this unit has no trouble handling it.
Pros: Excellent signal strength and sensitivity, Good price (for what you get) easy setup, and POE!
Cons: The signal is so strong that it sometimes causes very slight interference with my Xbox. It only affects the audio coming through the headset; and is not enough of a bother for me to move the unit away from the Xbox. (it now sits only 6" away)
Overall Review: I have this access point running wireless N only. I have at least 4 devices associated with this point at any time with no disconnects, or noticeable loss of throughput. The devices we associate with this access point all get 300 Mb/s anywhere within our 1400 sq ft house. I can get a good signal around 300' away outside the house. I tested the actual throughput and got about 15 MB/s within the house. I an using this to replace another engenius unit that failed after six years of flawless service. (it was time anyway because the old one was b/g only)
Pros: It works very well, and is cheap!
Cons: To get the unit to write properly, you need to use the special cable that draws power from two usb ports. (not really that terrible, but worth mentioning)
Overall Review: Everyone should have one of these drives as a backup.
Pros: I purchased five of these for a 8 TB raid 3, about six months ago. I'm happy to report no problems thus far.
Cons: None that I can see.
Pros: These keyboards are great if you just need a plain keyboard. I bought several of these for using on computers that come in needing repair; I'm happy to say that all of the keyboards are functioning fine.
Cons: As mentioned the cord is a tad on the short side. It's 4' long to be exact.
Pros: These drives in even a modest machine, are in my boss' words "crazy fast".
Cons: Corsair's website claims that all their SSD's are SATA 1 compatible. I have these installed in several machines in our office. But when it came time to upgrade the machines with SATA 1 they simply don't show up. I verified the drives are working on other computers, and as soon as I try to use them on SATA 1 they disappear. :(
Overall Review: It really is a shame that these drives won't work for the last few computers that we need upgraded. As I stated previously, in our machines with SATA 2 these drives do indeed rock. As far as real world improvement in speed, an estimating program we run used to take at least 2 minutes to load on a properly functioning defragmented 7200 RPM disk. With these, the same program on the same machine loads in less than 10 seconds.
Pros: This is a fairly fast drive, although my 620GB WD can just about keep pace with it.
Cons: Price vs. GB ratio, lack of reliability, loud "grinding" noise while seeking.
Overall Review: I bought this drive about two years ago and I have been using it as a boot drive in a home computer. It was operating about 6-12 hours per day when it was being used.
The drive died without any warning, no smart errors etc. It's highest recorded temperature was 42 Degrees. It just stopped working while I was watching a movie. Upon reboot, SMART reported the drive as bad, and it now makes a slight click every two seconds.
These drives, along with many others, are rated as having a Mean Time Between Failure of 1,200,000 hours. Mine lasted just shy of 9000. Is it just me or are these ratings grossly exaggerated?
Pros: I ordered two packs of them and they all perform very well with none DOA. They come with an adapter to convert them to standard SD size.
Cons: They are really easy to lose with an improperly directed sneeze!
Overall Review: I tested the speed of these cards by writing 2 GB worth of data to them (small and large files mixed). Writing it took 5 minutes to the second. It took just under two minutes to read that same data from them. If it matters any, I used a micro SD to USB 2 adapter for the tests. They work flawlessly in the R4.
Pros: This cable has excellent shielding against EMI, good flexibility, and a nice rubbery feel to it.
Overall Review: I installed one of these in a customer's house running parallel with all of the electrical wiring going to the service. (I had no choice but to do so.) Needless to say, I was expecting nothing but "snowies" when they turned the TV on. But much to my surprise and delight the picture was crystal clear! GO AMC!
Pros: They were cheap.
Cons: I tried to use these cables on my gigabit lan, and as soon as I connected one of these anywhere on the network everything froze. I reconnected the cat5e cables and all is well again.
Overall Review: Cat6 is overkill anyway.
Cons: I bought 3 of these cables, and none worked. They brought my gigabit network to a screeching hault when I used one anywhere on the network. I replaced them with cat5e cables and all is well.
Overall Review: I guess I got what I paid for :(
Pros: This unit has built in timers so you can't accidentally forget to shut it off.
Cons: It just gets too hot! On the lowest heat setting, this pot burned a chicken in about two hours.
Overall Review: I have used many different crock pots, and this is by far the worst unit I have ever used. My mother has a 25-year-old crock pot that is still used weekly.
Pros: This printer is both cheap to buy and own. Replacement toner is available for <50$ if you shop around for the tn580 (the 7000 page). I have had no problems with the unit slowing down when printing large jobs of 50-150 pages. The network setup on this printer took literally seconds, and now we can print anywhere in the house wirelessly with our laptops. No paper jams with about 1000 pages so far. Duplex printing is extremely easy to use with the supplied driver showing you exactly how the finished pages will flip.
Cons: The pages that come out of the printer are nice and toasty, so my girlfriend always puts them on her cold feet. :-D
Overall Review: I'm not sure why people make paper curling out to be this horrible problem. All I do is place the completed documents on a table for about 30 minutes, and they flatten right back out. I have not experienced paper curl worse than the edges of the sheets barely lifting off of the table with this unit. This printer does draw quite a bit of power. But you should not worry about putting it on the same circuit as your other equipment. The reason is simple math; this unit draws about 600 watts on average, or 5 or so amps (depending on voltage conditions) during printing. The minimum circuit ampacity in a home is 15 Amps. That leaves 10 amps of current, or 1200 watts of power for other devices. So don't let other reviewers scare you out of buying this printer because of that.
Pros: The cable I received is actually 50 feet long. The cable is quite flexible, and has a very nice rubbery feel to the jacket.
Overall Review: I'm using this cable to connect a computer to a 60" tv, and it works like a charm! I was concerned about the length of cable affecting signal quality, but the picture is perfect! As always, Newegg rocks!
Pros: It works. . . for three months.
Cons: It died after three months.
Overall Review: This product seemed to be the answer to my bandwidth problems. It worked great during its short life. But now it's just another piece of junk collecting dust in my closet.
Pros: This case is a pleasure to work on. All of the drives are held in place with screws, not cheap plastic rails as with some other cases. All of the edges are smooth, so you will not need stitches if you slip while assembling your compy. The sides are easily removable, which is excellent if you like to tinker with your pc. The fans supplied with the unit are fairly quiet, but they emit a low buzz. It kind of reminds me of an old propeller driven airplane. The side mounted fans keep copious amounts of cool air flowing across my 8800GTS, and processor. The top bay comes with a faceplate that accommodates/disguises a CD drive. Very cool! :)
Cons: The power LED is too bright! It illuminates my entire room at night. The only thing that I have to compare it too is the DGL-4300 router by Dlink. The led on the case is brighter than all 7 on the router put together. As several people have mentioned, one of the HDD bays becomes unusable with some of the larger graphics cards.
Overall Review: I had to replace the fan in front of the HDD rack to get some more cool air onto the hard drives. To get the fan to be quiet, I put the provided air filter between the case and the fan. This greatly reduced the turbulence, and noise of the higher CFM fan, while only slightly reducing airflow.
Pros: This PSU has one enormous 12v rail, and the cabling is not modular. (See other thoughts) The voltages are extremely tight under any load situation. The noise produced by this PSU is very tolerable, and it is almost silent under normal (non-gaming) loads.
Cons: This PSU is longer than others in its class. My old Lian Li case had a blowhole that was partially covered by this beast. I have since bought a NZXT Adamas, which houses this PSU very nicely. Visit pcpowercooling.com for detailed specifications on this, and all other power supplies they make.
Overall Review: If you do your research on modular cable, and multiple 12v rails, you will find that they are not that great. Underutilized rails "trap" power, while others (like the one supplying graphics cards) are over taxed. Modular cables just provide another place for a bad connection to occur. This PSU is great for anyone that wants to run a good gaming rig. My configuration is as follows. C2D 6400 OC'd, 2GB corsair mem, 8800 GTS 640MB, ASUS P5B-E,
Pros: This drive is whisper quiet, and runs noticibly cooler than my other drives. (74 GB Raptor, and 320 GB Seagate ST3320620AS)
Cons: I can't think of any.
Overall Review: This drive is great for anybody that needs a good amount of storage at a great price.
Pros: This is a stunning television, and an exceptional monitor. The colors are vibrant and the blacks are very good for a LCD TV. The piano black finish is beautiful, but it also is a dust magnet.
Cons: Mine arrived in excellent condition, and all seemed well. After about a week I noticed a dead pixel near the exact center of the screen. It was only one pixel so I didn't think anything of it. Over the course of a week, it has grown into a clump of 4 dead, and 1 stuck green. I bought this set locally, and now I hope they will take it back.
Overall Review: Some people say that I'm being too picky, but after forking out over a grand for a 32" TV, I was hoping for something a bit more reliable. I bought a Sharp television hoping that I wouldn't have to deal with a defective screen, or dead pixels. I am very disappointed.
Pros: It works perfectly.
Cons: I doesn't make me look any better. :(
Overall Review: I am using this cable to connect my 8800GTS, to my 32" Sharp 1080P television. I get the full 1080P resolution, and I have no problems with copyright stuff.
Pros: It has a 1500 VA capacity with Automatic Voltage Regulation at an affordable price. The batteries are hot swappable as well. Mine has withstood six years of heavy use including brownouts, power failures, surges, etc.
Cons: I do get a harmonic vibration in the UPS when my 21" CRT displays certain color patterns, but this is very rare. As other people have stated this thing is HEAVY. Compared to 1250 VA units it's a bit expensive. (But remember, you get what you pay for.)
Overall Review: This thing is a beast of a UPS for an average consumer. I have a 25" CRT TV, a 21" CRT monitor, a computer, my promedia 5.1 speakers, and various odds and ends all running on this thing, and it barely reaches 45% load. With the supplied software you can modify runtimes, voltages, schedule tests, view past power interruptions, and even silence the alarms. I can't say enough good things about this UPS. If you are thinking about purchasing a UPS, and can afford to upgrade to this beast, do it. I assure you that you will not be disappointed.
Pros: I bought four of these to replace the stock fans in my LIAN LI PC-61 case. They move quite a bit more air than the stock fans. The noise level is very tolerable when regulated with speedfan. No obnoxious led lighting.
Cons: When running at 100%, they are a bit loud. The speed control knob can be tricky to remove if you not sure how to do it.
Overall Review: These are great fans for the dollar and decibel ratio.