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HP Remanufactured 940XL Ink Cartridges One Each of Cyan, Magenta and Yellow
HP Remanufactured 940XL Ink Cartridges One Each of Cyan, Magenta and Yellow
Offered by Abacus24-7
Price: $11.08
9 used & new from $9.03

1.0 out of 5 stars Does not work with HP printers., February 6, 2013
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Does not work with HP 8000 / 8500 printers - do not buy these from EcoolMart! These inks are a total rip-off since the printers will not recognize them.


Racing Steering Wheel Stand for Logitech G27 or G25, V1-Standard, Original Wheel Stand Pro Stand - Sale!
Racing Steering Wheel Stand for Logitech G27 or G25, V1-Standard, Original Wheel Stand Pro Stand - Sale!

3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Wheel Mount with 3 Flaws, February 2, 2013
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The steering wheel mount makes the driving experience more enjoyable, but there are 3 flaws in its design. First flaw is the middle column - it will get in your way so you can't comfortable and effectively use all 3 pedals. The work-around is to not use the clutch and reassign the brakes to the clutch pedal. However some games, like Gran Turismo 5, do not let you reassign the brakes to the clutch pedal, so instead you can partially move the pedals to the right side to help avoid the middle column; now the clutch is directly behind the middle column so you can't use it, but Gran Turismo 5 will let you shift with either the stick or paddle shifters without using the clutch pedal.

The second flaw is the locking mechanism for the angle of the wheel. It is locked by only a nut, not a clamp like the other 2 adjustment points. This makes the angle harder to adjust and tighten down - I had to retighten it after prolonged playing. Another flaw is construction of the device. Probably due to the torque of all the components, the wheel mount does not sit flat on the floor. If it's on carpet, you probably will not notice, but if it's on hardwood or tiles floor, then you'll notice one corner not touching the floor. My back right corner does not touch the floor; it is about 1 cm off the floor, so I used a large rubber stub to make it contact.

I'm glad I didn't buy the heavier Pro model `cause this model is already heavy enough. Because I really clamp down my adjustments, it's not really practical to put away the wheel mount when I'm done playing; so its storage capability is only good for long term storage. Also, it's supposed to come with an Allen wrench, which mine didn't. It's a really big Allen wrench too, but luckily I had one saved. The middle column is core to the design so I don't expect the builders to get rid of it, however they should definitely fix the 2 other problems for the $150 price tag (half the price of a PS3), else they should decrease it to $100. So overall, I give this wheel mount 3 stars.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Great case for tablets, October 22, 2012
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Cheap case with cool colors, soft padded materials, and good construction. Should fit any 10" tablets; has zipper accessories pocket.


NEC EA192M 19IN LCD Monitor 1280X1024 VGA/ Dvi-d Spkr Blk Cabinet 3YR Warr
NEC EA192M 19IN LCD Monitor 1280X1024 VGA/ Dvi-d Spkr Blk Cabinet 3YR Warr
Offered by pcrush-outlet
Price: Click here to see our price
67 used & new from $150.00

4.0 out of 5 stars great features & sharp display, April 7, 2011
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Even in Jan. 2011, the selection of displayport monitors is limited. I bought this one because it has a displayport, LED backlight, pivot axis, and mounting holes. I could not find all these features together on another 19" monitor. The color and contrast of the image are sharp. Eventhough this is a TN monitor, it has better viewing angles than my 2 other TN monitors.

The only con's are the price (due to the displayport) and the lack of a 3.5mm audio out port (needed since the 2 built-in speakers are really weak). The eco-mode is useless since it just reduces your brightness. You'll need to increase the brightness since it's low by default.
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Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience Racing Wheel for PS3 and PC
Thrustmaster Ferrari GT Experience Racing Wheel for PS3 and PC
7 used & new from $74.75

3.0 out of 5 stars Easily programmable, but poor hardware design, April 7, 2011
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
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Pro's:
1. All the buttons are easily programmable for both the PC & PS3.
2. The tension on the wheel makes it return to neutral (straight), which feels realistic.
3. Cheap price & great value.

Con's:
1. The programming for the PS3 must be reprogrammed whenever the PS3 is turned off. The programming is saved for PC games though.
2. The 2 sets of buttons on the side of the wheel limit where you can hold the wheel.
3. The brake pedal is very stiff - you have to really stomp on it to brake. Don't know why they didn't use the same tension spring for the gas & brake pedals??? You can work around this problem by programming the brake & gas to be on the same pedal, but this does not feel realistic.
4. The vibration function does not work for the PS3, and is weak for the PC since it uses USB power instead of a separate power supply.
5. PS2 games are not supported, even on the PS3. Don't know if there's a work around for this.

Although this wheel has many con's, I bought it anyways since it's programmable and as cheap as a PS3 controller. You'll need a programmable wheel for games like Motorstorm and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. I would pay twice the price if they made the PS3 programming savable, fixed the stiff brake pedal, and made the vibration work for the PS3.
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Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect
Xbox 360 4GB Console with Kinect
Offered by Treasure Hunt Online Sales
Price: $229.99
223 used & new from $130.00

987 of 1,051 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Best Motion Controller & Improved Xbox at a Great Price!, November 5, 2010
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
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The xbox 360 slim with 4 GB is what the original arcade version should have been.
10 new features of this model are:
1. New Valhalla chip - hopefully improved design to prevent RRoD issue, but tech. reviews noted that the Jasper chip in the older Elite model runs cooler
2. WiFi N - this is the newest wifi standard that is 12X faster (up to 600 Mbits/ sec) than wifi G; you'll need a Wifi N router to get the max. speed
3. digital optical audio port (IF your sound system is separate from your TV, then you'll need this to get full 5.1 surround sound)
4. 4 GB of flash memory (although 1.1 GB is used by the game system, but 0.3 GB can be reclaimed by deleting 4 game demos)
5. 5 USB ports (2 in front & 3 in back)
6. slimmer design with side vents (to prevent overheating)
7. dedicated Kinect port (just a convenience feature)
8. only 1 year of warranty (the only negative; older Elite models had 3 yrs.)
9. USB flash drive support (this was a xbox software update released in April 2010)
10. ESPN video streaming (will be included if you are a Gold member, $50/ yr)

Slim 4 GB memory vs. 250 GB hard drive:
I bought the 4 GB system over the model with 250 GB hard drive because the xbox now supports game saves/ installs/ downloads and pic/ audio/ video downloads to USB flash drives. It supports 1-2 USB flash drives with 1-16 GB memory (using a 16 GB drive, 1.6 GB is used for formatting). 2 advantages of USB drives: loading games and media is 3x faster with USB drives than disc reading and more reliable (flash memory rarely fails, while discs can get scratched). 2 disadvantages of USB drives: you can not install old xbox games on USB drives and certain games, like Halo Reach and Halo ODST, will not support online coop without a hard drive (having a USB drive will not help). If you have a big appetite for video downloads and game demos that 32 GB can not accommodate, then you can always upgrade later with a 360 GB hard drive. The original model's hard drive is not compatible with the slim model without modification - you would need to remove the original hard drive and insert it into a slim hard-drive case (non-Microsoft, sold separately). You can find a non-Microsoft 120 GB drive for 1/2 the price of the Microsoft drives, but you would need to manually install the "partition 2" xbox emulator (search google) to play old xbox games.

XBOX vs. PS3:
I am originally a PS3 and Wii gamer, but finally bought the xbox when the slim 4 GB model was released. To be competitive with the PS3, the xbox had to have the built-in wifi, optical audio port, and USB flash drive support. I was deciding whether to buy another PS3 since many games require 2 consoles for coop and multiplayer gaming, regardless of what system you choose. With this xbox priced at $200, I decided to choose the xbox since it has better coop games and more online gaming. However, Netflix on xbox requires gold membership and starting a movie is a lot slower than the PS3 even though the xbox has faster wifi. Xbox music and music videos library needs to expand to the size of their TV and movies selection to be comparable with iTunes. The PS3 has better graphics though not significantly better (expected since PS3 has a better processor), but the xbox has better coop and multiplayer games. The PS3 controller is better designed, better constructed, and has a rechargeable battery; the D-pad on the included xbox controller creaked without even playing a single game. Also the PS3 has a Blu-Ray player, which accounts for the small cost difference. The button to open the disc tray on the xbox is too sensitive and not recessed, so slightly brushing it with your clothes will activate it.

Speed Comparison Update:
The Witcher 2 game, which is highly recommended, inspired me to write this update. For the Slim 4 GB model, most game discs can not be installed to the internal memory due to insufficient space. The internal memory is 3x faster than hard drives, which is 3x faster than USB drives, which is 3x faster than disc reading. The approximate speeds are: 270 MB/s internal memory > 90 MB/s hard drive > 30 MB/s USB drives > 10 MB/s disc reading. NOTE: USB drives vary a lot in speed; check the speed and cost before buying - you get what you pay for. So loading a game installed on a USB drive is faster than loading it from the disc, but can be potentially 9x faster if installed to internal memory. The Slim model should be updated with at least 16 GB memory since a game DVD holds up to 8.5 GB of data, 1.5 GB is needed for system files, and 6 GB should be reserved for game saves and updates. With flash memory so cheap these days, Microsoft has no excuse to not increase the internal memory to at least 16 GB. I originally gave the Slim model 5 stars, but docked it 1 star for this issue since it's been more than 2 years since this model was released.

Online Gaming & Media Sharing Update:
I originally didn't mind paying for xbox gold membership since it included Last FM music and ESPN video streaming, but now there are better music streaming service (Sony's definitely better) and the videos within each sports category are disorganized and poorly label so it's hard to find specific clips. So when I discontinued my xbox gold memberships, I found out that you can not play online coop games, even privately hosted ones, without at least one person having gold membership. Microsoft should at least allow privately hosted, online coop games to account for the lack of LAN support by most games. Also, the xbox's support of DLNA media streaming from your computer is poor; you can not save your media, only stream it. DLNA media streaming and sharing is flawless with the PS3. Microsoft's greed is evident in these 2 issues so I docked the xbox another star to give it only 3 stars.

While the concept of natural body movements translating into character's actions sounds intuitive, the implementation of this idea in games has eluded many game developers. Too much motion will tire out the gamer, repetitive motion will bore the gamer, and complicated motions can not be successfully detected by the controllers. I'll compare motion controllers for all 3 systems below.

Usage Comparison:
The Wii was wildly popular when it was released due to its novelty, however 4 years later, few Wii game innovations have appeared causing Nintendo to lose market share in the past year. The PS3 Move is more accurate than the Wii since the Move tracks motion in 3-D space while the Wii tracks motion in 2-D space (2 dimensional, like paper) and analyzes that data to interpret 3-D movements. The light globe on the PS3 Move looks cool initially, but the bright light becomes glaringly annoying soon, especially in a dark room. Both the Wii and PS3 motion controllers are less integrated to the console's navigations and functions than the Xbox Kinect. The Kinect allows users to say commands and motion gestures to navigate menus, browse online, interact with avatars, and play media content. Winner: Xbox Kinect.

Price Comparison:
The Wii system ($200) includes the 3 controllers (Wiimote, nunchuk, & motionPlus) needed for 1 player, but costs another $40-80 per player, depending on the accessories that you buy. The PS3 Move retails for $100 for 1 player and the XBOX Kinect retails for $150 for 2 players, but both are accessories so they require the original game system. Also, the PS3 Move requires $50-100 more per player, depending on the accessories that you buy, while the XBOX initially supports 2 players but is capable of tracking 6 players for future games. All 3 motion systems include a game to showcase the controller's features. For 2 players, the Wii is the cheapest system and the PS3 is the most expensive; but when the Xbox supports 4 players (probably via a software update in 1 year), it will be cheaper than getting a Wii. Winner: Xbox Kinect (assuming 4+ players).

Technical Comparison:
Motion detection differs in all 3 game systems. The Wii uses micromechanical components, such as an accelerometer and gyroscope, and an infrared sensor. The PS3 Move uses an accelerometer, angular-rate sensor, and visual tracking of a LED-lit globe. While the Wii & PS3 Move use similar components, the PS3 has the advantage since its components have 3-axis of motion detection compared to 2-axis sensors in the Wii; also the PS3 has a stronger processor to calculate position and distance. Instead of relying on micromechanical components, the XBOX Kinect uses a video camera, an infrared camera, and a 4-microphones array, which together is capable of gesture, facial, and voice recognition for tracking up to 6 players. The PS3's disadvantage is that micromechanical components may wear & tear and cause inaccurate motion detection, while the Xbox's disadvantage is that more processing overhead is needed when analyzing video and sound to interpret the players' motion. While the PS3 is the obvious winner over the Wii, the success of the PS3 Move vs. the Xbox Kinect will depend on the game developers' ability to translate motion into actions. Overall, the Xbox Kinect has a slight advantage because the motion software can always be improved by Microsoft, whereas the PS3 controllers will most likely remain unchanged since hardware redesigns are always expensive to both the company and its users. Winner: Xbox Kinect.
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Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures!
Kinect Sensor with Kinect Adventures!
Offered by suezq1998
Price: $93.85
265 used & new from $25.00

21 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kinect vs. PS3 Move vs. Wii, November 4, 2010
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
While the concept of natural body movements translating into character's actions sounds intuitive, the implementation of this idea in games has eluded many game developers. Too much motion will tire out the gamer, repetitive motion will bore the gamer, and complicated motions can not be successfully detected by the controllers.

Usage Comparison:
The Wii was wildly popular when it was released due to its novelty, however 4 years later, few Wii game innovations have appeared causing Nintendo to lose market share in the past year. The PS3 Move is more accurate than the Wii since the Move tracks motion in 3-D space while the Wii tracks motion in 2-D space (2 dimensional, like paper) and analyzes that data to interpret 3-D movements. The light globe on the PS3 Move looks cool initially, but the bright light becomes glaringly annoying soon, especially in a dark room. Both the Wii and PS3 motion controllers are less integrated to the console's navigations and functions than the Xbox Kinect. The Kinect allows users to say commands and motion gestures to navigate menus, browse online, interact with avatars, and play media content. Winner: Xbox Kinect.

Price Comparison:
The Wii system ($200) includes the 3 controllers (Wiimote, nunchuk, & motionPlus) needed for 1 player, but costs another $40-80 per player, depending on the accessories that you buy. The PS3 Move retails for $100 for 1 player and the XBOX Kinect retails for $150 for 2 players, but both are accessories so they require the original game system. Also, the PS3 Move requires $50-100 more per player, depending on the accessories that you buy, while the XBOX initially supports 2 players but is capable of tracking 6 players for future games. All 3 motion systems include a game to showcase the controller's features. For 2 players, the Wii is the cheapest system and the PS3 is the most expensive; but when the Xbox supports 4 players (probably via a software update in 1 year), it will be cheaper than getting a Wii. Winner: Xbox Kinect (assuming 4+ players).

Technical Comparison:
Motion detection differs in all 3 game systems. The Wii uses micromechanical components, such as an accelerometer and gyroscope, and an infrared sensor. The PS3 Move uses an accelerometer, angular-rate sensor, and visual tracking of a LED-lit globe. While the Wii & PS3 Move use similar components, the PS3 has the advantage since its components have 3-axis of motion detection compared to 2-axis sensors in the Wii; also the PS3 has a stronger processor to calculate position and distance. Instead of relying on micromechanical components, the XBOX Kinect uses a video camera, an infrared camera, and a 4-microphones array, which together is capable of gesture, facial, and voice recognition for tracking up to 6 players. The PS3's disadvantage is that micromechanical components may wear & tear and cause inaccurate motion detection, while the Xbox's disadvantage is that more processing overhead is needed when analyzing video and sound to interpret the players' motion. While the PS3 is the obvious winner over the Wii, the success of the PS3 Move vs. the Xbox Kinect will depend on the game developers' ability to translate motion into actions. Overall, the Xbox Kinect has a slight advantage because the motion software can always be improved by Microsoft, whereas the PS3 controllers will most likely remain unchanged since hardware redesigns are always expensive to both the company and its users. Winner: Xbox Kinect.

Summary: the Kinect wins all 3 comparisons, so get connected with Kinect! ;)
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Xbox 360 4GB Console
Xbox 360 4GB Console
503 used & new from $84.99

685 of 753 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars New features at a great price!, August 9, 2010
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Xbox 360 4GB Console (Video Game)
The xbox 360 slim with 4 GB is what the original arcade version should have been.
10 new features of this model are:
1. New Valhalla chip - hopefully improved design to prevent RRoD issue, but tech. reviews noted that the Jasper chip in the older Elite model runs cooler
2. WiFi N - this is the newest wifi standard that is 12X faster (up to 600 Mbits/ sec) than wifi G; you'll need a Wifi N router to get the max. speed
3. digital optical audio port (IF your sound system is separate from your TV, then you'll need this to get full 5.1 surround sound)
4. 4 GB of flash memory (although 1.1 GB is used by the game system, but 0.3 GB can be reclaimed by deleting 4 game demos)
5. 5 USB ports (2 in front & 3 in back)
6. slimmer design with side vents (to prevent overheating)
7. dedicated Kinect port (just a convenience feature)
8. only 1 year of warranty (the only negative; older Elite models had 3 yrs.)
9. USB flash drive support (this was a xbox software update released in April 2010)
10. ESPN video streaming (will be included if you are a Gold member, $50/ yr)

Slim 4 GB memory vs. 250 GB hard drive:
I bought the 4 GB system over the model with 250 GB hard drive because the xbox now supports game saves/ installs/ downloads and pic/ audio/ video downloads to USB flash drives. It supports 1-2 USB flash drives with 1-16 GB memory (using a 16 GB drive, 1.6 GB is used for formatting). 2 advantages of USB drives: loading games and media is 3x faster with USB drives than disc reading and more reliable (flash memory rarely fails, while discs can get scratched). 2 disadvantages of USB drives: you can not install old xbox games on USB drives and certain games, like Halo Reach and Halo ODST, will not support online coop without a hard drive (having a USB drive will not help). If you have a big appetite for video downloads and game demos that 32 GB can not accommodate, then you can always upgrade later with a 360 GB hard drive. The original model's hard drive is not compatible with the slim model without modification - you would need to remove the original hard drive and insert it into a slim hard-drive case (non-Microsoft, sold separately). You can find a non-Microsoft 120 GB drive for 1/2 the price of the Microsoft drives, but you would need to manually install the "partition 2" xbox emulator (search google) to play old xbox games.

XBOX vs. PS3:
I am originally a PS3 and Wii gamer, but finally bought the xbox when the slim 4 GB model was released. To be competitive with the PS3, the xbox had to have the built-in wifi, optical audio port, and USB flash drive support. I was deciding whether to buy another PS3 since many games require 2 consoles for coop and multiplayer gaming, regardless of what system you choose. With this xbox priced at $200, I decided to choose the xbox since it has better coop games and more online gaming. However, Netflix on xbox requires gold membership and starting a movie is a lot slower than the PS3 even though the xbox has faster wifi. Xbox music and music videos library needs to expand to the size of their TV and movies selection to be comparable with iTunes. The PS3 has better graphics though not significantly better (expected since PS3 has a better processor), but the xbox has better coop and multiplayer games. The PS3 controller is better designed, better constructed, and has a rechargeable battery; the D-pad on the included xbox controller creaked without even playing a single game. Also the PS3 has a Blu-Ray player, which accounts for the small cost difference. The button to open the disc tray on the xbox is too sensitive and not recessed, so slightly brushing it with your clothes will activate it.

Speed Comparison Update:
The Witcher 2 game, which is highly recommended, inspired me to write this update. For the Slim 4 GB model, most game discs can not be installed to the internal memory due to insufficient space. The internal memory is 3x faster than hard drives, which is 3x faster than USB drives, which is 3x faster than disc reading. The approximate speeds are: 270 MB/s internal memory > 90 MB/s hard drive > 30 MB/s USB drives > 10 MB/s disc reading. NOTE: USB drives vary a lot in speed; check the speed and cost before buying - you get what you pay for. So loading a game installed on a USB drive is faster than loading it from the disc, but can be potentially 9x faster if installed to internal memory. The Slim model should be updated with at least 16 GB memory since a game DVD holds up to 8.5 GB of data, 1.5 GB is needed for system files, and 6 GB should be reserved for game saves and updates. With flash memory so cheap these days, Microsoft has no excuse to not increase the internal memory to at least 16 GB. I originally gave the Slim model 5 stars, but docked it 1 star for this issue since it's been more than 2 years since this model was released.

Online Gaming & Media Sharing Update:
I originally didn't mind paying for xbox gold membership since it included Last FM music and ESPN video streaming, but now there are better music streaming service (Sony's definitely better) and the videos within each sports category are disorganized and poorly label so it's hard to find specific clips. So when I discontinued my xbox gold memberships, I found out that you can not play online coop games, even privately hosted ones, without at least one person having gold membership. Microsoft should at least allow privately hosted, online coop games to account for the lack of LAN support by most games. Also, the xbox's support of DLNA media streaming from your computer is poor; you can not save your media, only stream it. DLNA media streaming and sharing is flawless with the PS3. Microsoft's greed is evident in these 2 issues so I docked the xbox another star to give it only 3 stars.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great software & signal, but no international GPS, March 9, 2010
The sensitivity and 66-channels receiver of this GPS works great in the US. I took the unit to Yosemite and it picked up the signal in 3-30 secs, depending on location. It received GPS data when I was hiking Nevada Falls, biking in Yosemite Valley, and even driving through all the trees in the national park. I was really impressed compared to my old GPS, which took over 1 min. to acquire a signal and had difficulty getting GPS data in a suburban city, but that model was 2 generations ago ;) However, I am really disappointed at its inability to acquire GPS in foreign countries. I took the unit to Thailand, and it cannot get a signal in an open park even in Bangkok metropolis over several days. What a disappointment! - was really looking forward to geotag my photos. Quite surprising too since the company is based in Taiwan. I don't know about Europe - maybe you'll have better luck since GPS is ubiquitous there.

Battery life is ok - it drained in about 6 hours; wished it was longer since I'm sure it will get shorter as it gets older. The GPS unit itself is very small & slim. However, the 1 button design is annoying - it turns on/ off the unit, turns on/ off GPS, turns on/ off bluetooth, and records data points. You need to remember how many secs. to hold the button and how many flashes of light to obtain for each function - it gets confusing! Would 1 more button be asking too much?

The travel software is really cool though. It will automatically geotag your photos and videos as long as you have timestamps on them. It will recreate your route on Google maps so you can relive your journey by showing the pics/ videos as the route progresses. The sports software is useful 'cause you can set goals and keep track of different exercises, and keep different settings for those exercises. Also, the sports software is critical because it enables bluetooth download - you must get versions released on 12-09 or later at QStarz website. To enable bluetooth download, go to the sports GPS settings and you must select the right COM port that your GPS is using (see Control Panel -> Devices -> GPS). The USB drivers for USB download can cause both Windows XP & 7 to crash or freeze. The USB drivers are not written by QStarz, the peeps who wrote the travel/ sports software, but was contracted out to another company. Make sure that when you install the software, you should uncheck the USB drivers to NOT install it (older software will not let you uncheck it, but you can cancel the USB drivers installation when a dialog pops up).

With no GPS signal in Asia, only 1 button functionality, and poor USB drivers, I have to give the GPS unit 3 stars. The software itself deserves 5 stars since it works well and QStarz have been updating it regularly (about every 3 months).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Windows 7 & Nvidia compatibility problem, March 9, 2010
The product ships with an old software, but you can get a free upgrade to Protector Suite 2009 at Upek's website by contacting customer support - kinda lame since the software was released more than 4 months ago.
Before I installed the Protector Suite, Windows 7 Pro (32-bit) and Firefox 3.5 & Explorer 8 never crashed. After I installed the Protector Suite, Windows 7 would crash (blue screen) on browser startup, or Firefox & Explorer would crash whenever I opened a new browser window or tab. Trying different settings in the protector suite and browsers did not help much. Both Protector Suites with WBF drivers and with legacy drivers (tested separately) exhibited the same problems. However, the error codes in Explorer showed that a Nvidia driver file was the cause of the crashes. Since I was already using the latest graphics drivers for the GeForce card, I decided to uninstall the drivers and have Windows revert the drivers back to its default, which is still made by Nvidia and WDDM 1.1 complaint. The conflict with the graphics drivers affects all Nvidia GeForce cards (since they use the same drivers) - the latest driver version that caused the problem was 196.21, and Windows 7 default file version that worked is 8.15.11.8593.

The file encryption and folder safe features are useful & easy to use, though it would be better if they used 256-bit encryption instead of their proprietary one. Also, their menu shortcuts ("biomenu") provides convenient access to websites and sensitive data. However, their eWallet feature needs a lot of improvement. Instead of 1 verification providing access to the entire wallet, each data card requires biometric verification. Editing a data card is also equally cumbersome since the data can't be edited simply by clicking on the field (double clicking works but it registers really slowly), instead the user must first right click to select what field to edit.
The software uses reasonable memory & CPU resources so it should not slow down your computer. Except for the Nvidia conflict, overall it's a good product.


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