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2.0 out of 5 stars A nice try, but could be better..., October 29, 2011
This review is from: Fast Track Motorized Tie & Belt Organizer Rack Lighted
I've had a Fast Track Motorized Tie and Belt organizer for about five years now.

I picked it up, in the box, for $5 at a second hand shop in my hometown and thought it looked to be worth the asking price.

It has done a fair job of holding 72 of my neckties thus far. Do they occasionally like to slide off of the hooks? Par for the course, I'm afraid!

A strong point of this system is that it looks all right and it will solidly mount to either a standard closet rod or a wire linen/clothing shelf using the included adapter.

What's not so strong about the Fast Track is everything else.

It would seem that the hardware really needs more than three volts to operate well, but three volts is what you're going to get out of a good pair of D cells, and they don't stay fresh for very long. The lamp glows orange-red, and the motor growls and groans as the black polymer track creeps along.

Maybe three batteries (4.5 volts) or even four (6 volts) would wake this beast up a bit. If the incandescent bulb was superseded with a white LED, it would be a big improvement!

Are you a handy type who likes to tinker with stuff? And you wear neckties? I think the mechanicals of the Fast Track are solid and a good foundation for a project. White LED's are available through Radio Shack and other more preferred sources of electronic components. I doubt there's room for another D battery, but wiring a jack to accept DC power from a plug in transformer could make 4.5 or 6 volts possible. Otherwise, adapting some other type of battery pack might be possible, but the current capacity and/or the need to recharge said battery pack could be troublesome. With a bit of work, though, a Fast Track picked up for a very small price somewhere with a few hours of handiwork and a few dollars for parts could become a very slick system.

OF course, if a new Fast Track with these improvements incorporated into it came along, so much the better!
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