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Fujitsu Lifebook LH531 Laptop LCD Screen Replacement 14.0" WXGA HD LED
Fujitsu Lifebook LH531 Laptop LCD Screen Replacement 14.0" WXGA HD LED
Offered by East Coast LCDs
Price: $38.80
3 used & new from $38.80

5.0 out of 5 stars Mechanically a good fit -- the connector placement, July 31, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
The screen is the same as the OEM -- glossy.

Mechanically a good fit -- the connector placement, mounting holes, outer dimensions, etc. all match.

Functionally the same quality or better than OEM -- the brightness, contrast, viewing angle, etc.


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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad ski poles -- good strong construction, December 7, 2012
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
I was looking for an adjustable sky poles for me but also to share with my family members, and also make them compact for traveling (storage in the trunk depth-wise, not horizontal, etc).
This is listed under snow shoes/hiking poles. But what's the difference? I ordered one to see and try out.

Price difference between fixed and adjustable downhill poles are 2-4X, except for this one, so I ordered one to see the product itself.

Good - Strong well-built. I believe it would hold up nicely for my skiing (intermediate-expert, speed skiing). Twist to lock securely locks, and did not move when I put all of my 170 lb weight on it on one pole for a few second. Good comfortable grips. Straps long enough for gloved hands. Good price 1-1.5X fixed poles.

Bad - none.

Helpful - 1) One twist adjusted fine. The other slipped. Thinking of returning, but then I tried to get the max length (fatter portion of the inner pole) and twisted to lock -- worked, and then moved down to the thinner portion -- locked. Meaning that twist-to-lock mechanism may need to catch and get somewhat tightened on first use. Good I did not return it on the first try. 2) Twist lock mechanism works way too well. After a few use, I noticed that un-twist to unlock took significant effort and found that just a reasonable force to lock (don't over twist) is enough to hold and allows easy unlock.

This is also fine ski pole for my purposes. I just ordered two more for sharing in my family.


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197 of 214 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sync & Charge fine, but NOT Reversible (Mark the Top)...Wait!, November 26, 2012
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Bought 3 from some other vendor and 4 from this vendor.

Reasonable build quality and dimensions of the lightening connector seems to be the same as the OEM (Apple). It is clear that the OEM lightening connector could go in either way, but while the 3rd party version (this product) mechanically fits either direction (flip 180 degrees), these would charge and sync only one way. So the lightening connector on this product is not functionally reversible.

Solution? Just put a dot (permanent marker) on top to indicate which way is the right way.

Sync works with all USBs I tested (PC, MACBook) and charges with all USB Chargers (Apple's and others, including car) I own. Also works fine with BMW in-car USB for media playback and charging, so far.

Bought 4 of these for the price of one Apple OEM part. So I am willing to live with a dot.

==== Update 12/10/2012 =====
RX'ed the 2nd purchase. These are REVERSIBLE, and functions just like OEMs -- as many other reviewers indicated recently around this review. Looks like that 3rd party manufacturers in China figured out how Apple OEM cable works, and made them work both ways.
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2 NEW Indestructible EZ Pass, I Pass, FasTrak and I Zoom Holder. Slip Fit, Will Not Break, Melt, Rotate, Discolor or Rattle. The Only Metal Holder Available Designed Not to Interfere with Transponder Antenna Reception. Very Easy to Attach and Remove, No Messy Adhesive. Get Your EZ Pass-Port Today. Patent Pending and Lifetime Warranty. Made in USA.
2 NEW Indestructible EZ Pass, I Pass, FasTrak and I Zoom Holder. Slip Fit, Will Not Break, Melt, Rotate, Discolor or Rattle. The Only Metal Holder Available Designed Not to Interfere with Transponder Antenna Reception. Very Easy to Attach and Remove, No Messy Adhesive. Get Your EZ Pass-Port Today. Patent Pending and Lifetime Warranty. Made in USA.
Offered by JL Safety
Price: $10.98
2 used & new from $10.98

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a great fit for Fastrak (California, Bay Area), May 3, 2012
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Description says Fastrak, but really designed for EZ Pass form factor.

California Fastrak transponder sort of, kinda, fits if I insert the
tapered (top) end, and held awkwardly via friction. Not a secure fit.

1. Will use this and even order more for my other cars, because the
other alternatives are not as attractive as this (the other alternative
at the time of this review is solid piece of plastic that fits CA
Fastrak transponder better, but ugly on the windscreen).

2. Allows me to easily move a transponder from car to car, and also
store when not in use.

3. Doubles as parking permit holder (does not hold paper securely,
but that's better than parking permit paper slipping into the dash).


Acer AS7551-3634 17.3-Inch Laptop (Mesh Black)
Acer AS7551-3634 17.3-Inch Laptop (Mesh Black)

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best value in 17 inch Dual Core laptop -- w/ caveats for 32 bit install, November 19, 2010
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
I bought this for my father to replace his aging laptop. Found a few issues but got through it.
The major issue is that this is designed to be native 64 bit machine and little support for 32-bit.

Overall one of the best value in 17 inch laptop around. First Acer purchase, and happy with it.
Ended up doing clean install of 32 bit Windows 7 to allow for some old printer drivers to work
with this machine (backed up and restored Windows 7 activation), and really happy with performance,
power management, spec's, usability, display quality, etc.

Positives
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- Solidly built, reasonably thin, and has all modern laptop
needs (WLAN, Ethernet, SD/Memory Card Reader, etc, but no
phone modem)
- LED display: low power, very bright, clear and crisp screen.
- Good performance, good spec (4 GB memory, 320 GB HD).

Negatives
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- ACER DOES NOT support 32-bit version of Windows 7 on this machine!
- Bloat of OEM and trial software (no different other vendor's,
e.g. Toshiba). Not a huge negative if you are willing (and able)
to re-install Windows 7.

Neutral
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- AMD/ATI chipset uses main memory for graphics, so at 64 bit
operation (original config), it's not noticeable, but if you
do 32-bit version install, then you lose significant amount
of usable memory, since 32-bit does not (cannot) access memory
beyond ~3 GB.

Helpful Hints/Info for 32 bit Windows 7 Install
-----------------------------------------------
- My father has devices (e.g. printers) that does not have 64-bit
driver. True in many cases -- why should I toss/donate a
a perfectly good printer, just because the manufacter does not
have 64-bit (friendly) driver? So I installed Windows 7 32 bit,
and did clean install. Since Acer does not explicitly support
32 bit drivers for this machine, here is what I did to get
proper 32-bit drivers for this laptop.

= WLAN driver - mine came with Atheros WLAN. Included driver
worked for 32 bit. This got me going on the network (included
Ethernet driver was only for 64 bit).
= Ethernet driver - go to K57 driver from Broadcom
= ATI/AMD graphics - download 4250 driver from ATI/AMD
= Launch Manager from Acer (MUST HAVE, for all the function
keys to work!)
= Also need to get audio (realtek HD), touchpad (ALPS), and
card reader (optional install -- Windows 7 recognized it)
from other Acer Aspire series (pick from a more recent laptop
by looking at dates)
= Built-in camera driver -- I used Camera_Suyin... driver, which
only gave me 640x480 but the original 64 bit driver allowed
1024x768. Not a big deal for video chat but bothers me.
Continuing to search for better driver.
- ACER recovery DVD disks (once you make them before you try all
this 32 bit install) does NOT allow you to do a clean install.
Only option is to install to factory original w/ 64 bit and
all the bloat software! Search the web on "Acer clean install"
or similar to get guides on how to use normal windows 7 32-bit
or 64-bit install DVD to perform a clean install. Some of the
guides also shows you how to back up Windows activation and
restore it (ONLY works on the original machine, so don't waste
time to anything questionable). Search the web for "Windows 7
activation backup and restore" or similar key words.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Nov 28, 2010 7:03 AM PST


Brite-View BV-5005HD "CinemaTube" 3-in-1 1080p Full HD Multimedia Player/Streamer/Torrent Downloader, Black
Brite-View BV-5005HD "CinemaTube" 3-in-1 1080p Full HD Multimedia Player/Streamer/Torrent Downloader, Black
2 used & new from $99.00

9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great HD Media player -- Brigte-View comparison with Western Digital WD TV Live, February 9, 2010
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Bought this based on good reviews and good experience w/ WD TV Live.
Was NOT disappointed.

Background: Any brand name NAS box or Window 7 supports uPNP (no need for a full DLNA support) media server. This is the preferred server (source of audio, vido files) for this media player. Have both Buffalo Linkstation NAS (Quad) as well as Netgear ReadyNas (NV+), and both work well (as well as the Windows 7 PCs) with this product (and also Western Digital WD TV Live).

On Wireless Connectivity: This product seem to only support Wireless USB
product such as Airlink101 802.11N 300 Mbps (AirLink101 AWLL6075 Wireless N Mini USB Adapter) that is based on Realtek chip. Shame for now, since Broadcom and Atheros based USB sticks perform better and are more available. But the positive is that Realktek chip based products seem cheaper for now (circa 02/2010). My experience with the Airlink101 USB 802.11N wireless stick with this product has been good. Works over 200 ft through two doors and a corridor, and hardly ever drop connection with sparse internet use by my children. If they are also streaming onto their PCs, the wireless connection does get affected (annoying, not unusable). NOTE: DO NOT go by just a brand when shopping for WLAN USB adapter -- Go by BRAND and MODEL. Basically underlying WLAN chip must be the same kind as the one sold by this company (Brite-View) for it to work.

Positives (also relative to WD TV Live)
--------------------------------
1. All Video ports are standard, i.e. RCA jacks for composite and component, instead of proprietary 3.5 mm jack to RCA cable on WD. But also means that you need to supply your own cable.

2. Wireless (once compatible WiFi USB stick is installed) support all modern encryption modes, WEP, WPA, WPA2 w/ AES, etc, and settings meet required WiFi compatibility. PREFERRED WiFi mode is WPA2 w/ AES (no TKIP). This is VERY important, because you need to make your media available on your Wireless network and you do not want your geek neighbor to also access your media server. All wireless encryption modes has been broken, with exception of WPA2-AES. Also make sure you use long pass-phrase, greater than 12~15 characters if you value your privacy. Would you want to share your private pictures and home movies with your geeky neighbor?

NOTE: If you have WD TV Live, you need to get Wifi USB stick from Buffalo or others, based on Broadcom or Atheros chip. WD does not support Airlink101 (Realtek chip).

3. Par with WD TV live on decoding everything. Software upgrades from respective companies seem to make this a non-issue for most video formats with current firmware and likely in the future.

4. Perhaps the key difference for now (circa 02/2010) -- lip-sync (how video and audio are sync'ed so that when a person in a movie talks with lip moving, the sound is synchronized (how it should work). I found WD TV has lip-sync issues, especially after fast-forward or rewind (but not necessarily. sometimes it just happens in normal play on some mpeg4 contents). Playing the same content on this product does NOT have the problem. A big win for this product's software revision.

5. Another difference for geeks (circa 02/2010) is that WD TV supports uPnP discovery and bonjour (apple) and this product does not. For non-geeks, that means itunes and windows 7 PC recongnize WD TV's hard drive (via USB) content and provide access to songs and movies to itunes and windows 7 PC, so that you could play the WD TV disk content on Windows 7 PC (or Windows XP w/ itunes) or Macs. This one (or more accurately, this product with current version) does not support such function today.

6. Do not consider P2P download capability as positive, although some may view it as positive. Downloading licensed content could be monitored and worse, you could get caught and prosecuted. Seem like a bad idea to include this for use by potentially ignorant (to copyright laws) users. For those who are savvy, welcome addition (lower power than keeping your PC on for P2P download).

Negatives (also relative to WD TV Live)
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1. Size - Bigger (due to the standard video interface jacks). Not an issue for living room. But I bought WD TV Live to install in the family SUV, next to the DVD player, instead. WD TV was much easier to install in the SUV. Uses +12V DC roughly regulated, which is fine for automotive DC power (just use a surge/noise suppressors on DC power line).

2. Audio quality over RCA jack -- much more background noise than WD TV Live. Ove HDMI, it was also noisier, but not as noticeable than RCA jack audio.

3. Both WD TV Live and this unit will freeze time to time when Wireless connection bandwidth is affected by other users (or neighbor's Wireless AP interference). So both units does not handle network connection failures/issues very well. Both support "continue from last scene", which is welcome feature to deal with this (although I would prefer to see a more robust error handling in the future firmware updates). Both work fine over wired (Ethernet) connection without any freezes.

Recommendation (common with WD TV Live)
---------------------------------------
1. Buy either one. Both are highly recommended IF you have large # of digital content on your NAS server, or PC/Laptop. Neither streams netflix, etc, premium content. Both stream Youtube.

2. With NAS and wireless (or Ethernet) connection, local USB storage truly became optional. (Refer to the above on what wireless USB to purchase).

3. Recommend WD TV to supplement DVD players in cars due to the WD TV's small size and more rugged enclosure. BTW, most DVD players in cars has Aux input -- fairly easy install.
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MoGo Presenter Mouse X54 for Express/54 Laptops (MG-303-01-002-01)
MoGo Presenter Mouse X54 for Express/54 Laptops (MG-303-01-002-01)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Travel Mouse - and Great for Power Point Presentation too, February 5, 2010
Have an older Mogo mouse on PC card, and w/ new laptop, new Mogo mouse...
Found all welcome improvements on this one.

Positives
---------
1. Laser (old PC card was LED) -- works on most surfaces, even black. Just does not work
well on glass (or really glossy) surface as suspected.
2. Separate on/off button, so that it works flat (without using the stand lifted).
Sometimes using it flat is better in a tight spaces.
3. Scroll -- works well and as expected. Much needed improvement. (see below for Power
Point Presentation Tips also).
4. Integrated media (play/stop/mute, forward, backward, volume) mode works well w/ my
HP media laptop connected to TV or playing my itunes music.
5. Although not marketed as Presentation mouse, great w/ Powerpoint (and PDF full-screen)
presentation.
- Put Powerpoint (or PDF in full screen, ctrl-L) in presentation mode.
- left button to forward (as any mouse)
- scroll up (presentation slide backwards), if you need to back up.
- scroll down (slide forward). WARNING: do not go past the last slide.
- Scroll up/down, using default settings, offers just about right level of sensitivity to
use it in a business presentation.
- No laser, but that's ok. I prefer having this mode AND the media control than the
presentation version of Mogo mouse.
7. Obvious benefit of having your really usable mouse always charged and with you.

Negatives
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Really none. Even price I paid was equivalent to normal laser mouse retail price (not sale).

Neutral
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1. Stating the obvious, make sure you have bluetooth on your laptop end, or
2. go purchase a small (marketed as nano) bluetooth USB module between $5 ~ 9.99 on
sale. Tip: try to get one based Broadcom or CSR chip (most are), if identified in
the packaging. These offer most compatibility (or least compatibility related issues).


MoGo Media Mouse X54 for ExpressCard/54 Laptops (MG-304-01-0002-01)
MoGo Media Mouse X54 for ExpressCard/54 Laptops (MG-304-01-0002-01)
3 used & new from $22.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Travel Mouse - and Great for Power Point Presentation too, February 1, 2010
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Have an older Mogo mouse on PC card, and w/ new laptop, new Mogo mouse...
Found all welcome improvements on this one.

Positives
---------
1. Laser (old PC card was LED) -- works on most surfaces, even black. Just does not work
well on glass (or really glossy) surface as suspected.
2. Separate on/off button, so that it works flat (without using the stand lifted).
Sometimes using it flat is better in a tight spaces.
3. Scroll -- works well and as expected. Much needed improvement. (see below for Power
Point Presentation Tips also).
4. Integrated media (play/stop/mute, forward, backward, volume) mode works well w/ my
HP media laptop connected to TV or playing my itunes music.
5. Although not marketed as Presentation mouse, great w/ Powerpoint (and PDF full-screen)
presentation.
- Put Powerpoint (or PDF in full screen, ctrl-L) in presentation mode.
- left button to forward (as any mouse)
- scroll up (presentation slide backwards), if you need to back up.
- scroll down (slide forward). WARNING: do not go past the last slide.
- Scroll up/down, using default settings, offers just about right level of sensitivity to
use it in a business presentation.
- No integrated laser pointer, but that's ok. I prefer having this mode AND the media
control than the presentation version of Mogo mouse.
7. Obvious benefit of having your really usable mouse always charged and with you.

Negatives
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Really none. Even price I paid was equivalent to normal laser mouse retail price (not sale).

Neutral
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1. Stating the obvious, make sure you have bluetooth on your laptop end, or
2. go purchase a small (marketed as nano) bluetooth USB module between $5 ~ 9.99 on
sale. Tip: try to get one based Broadcom or CSR chip (most are), if identified in
the packaging. These offer most compatibility (or least compatibility related issues).


Casio Women's LCF30-7B Tough Solar Ana-Digi Sport Watch
Casio Women's LCF30-7B Tough Solar Ana-Digi Sport Watch

94 of 95 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Solar watch, plastic but not cheap looking -- for my daughters., October 9, 2009
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Bought two for my daughters. The item seems to be about the same size as men's, but the bracelet length is shorter and more manageable for women/girls. My girls 11 and 12 year old loved this (looks, style). I guess resin is another way to say plastic, but this look good and does not look cheap.

There are many attractive Casio watches that have both the atomic time sync, and solar powered -- but these are very thick for my taste (for my daughters -- too thick to wear often). This item just has the solar power option only and this watch is about as thick as other non-solar sports watches.

Positives
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- Easy adjustment controls, but IF and only IF, you are familiar with other Casio watches. Looks like Casio uses the common four button interface for most of analog/digital combo watches.
- For those not familiar w/ Casio button control,
Mode button cycles from clock => 2nd time zone time ==> count down timer ==> stop watch => clock alignment adjustment to digital time value.
Adjust button cycles between time => date in clock mode, and fairly obvious use in other modes.
- Instruction is bit lengthy but clear, meaning you could follow instructions step by step to do adjustments without getting confused. Fairly logical if you are a geek (as I am).
- NEVER need to adjust the analog hands to set the clock -- just use digital time setting, and the analog hands go to the right place after leaving the digital time setting mode. Cool.
- Solar -- primary reason for selecting this watch. Not opening the case to change a battery also means that this is likely to remain water proof (165 feet per spec) for the life of the watch. Came fully charged after 7 days of shipping transit time -- probably means that Casio's claim that fully charged watch will last 6~8 month w/o sunlight is believable.
- Automatic back light works well, and the back light illuminate the digital display well but not the analog hands well (but readable).

Negatives
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- Does not feel very thick but the watch is thick (13.8 mm is more than an half of inch thick (0.54"), but this is partly due to protective plastic bezel around the glass. Did not look bad on my 11 year old girls skinny wrist.
- As with any watch with more than one button, instructions and controls could be better, but I cannot see HOW it could be made better.

Neutral
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- Dual time zone name is clear for USA (Eastern, Central, etc, but not clear for the rest of the world, until you realize you need to use nearest major city's name.
- The analog hands WILL cover up a portion of the digital display -- and will annoy you if you want to use stop watch or read date (day is readable partially covered) on the half hour (or so). Price to pay for analog/digital combo watch with big analog dial.

Helpful Hints
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- DO NOT confuse the time setting versus analog time (hands) to digital time (display) synchronization. Normally you should never use the 2nd mode. Time setting mode would display either day of the week or date, and analog/digital synchronization display the mode setting.
- Forewarning aside, if you are geek, you could use this for triple time zone, i.e. analog to show one time zone, digital skewed from the analog (intentionally) to show another, and the 2nd time zone, yet another.
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La Crosse Technology WT-8005U-B Atomic Digital Wall Clock with Indoor Temperature, Black
La Crosse Technology WT-8005U-B Atomic Digital Wall Clock with Indoor Temperature, Black
Price: $18.99
39 used & new from $13.16

262 of 270 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Frill but perfect Atomic Time Clock, October 5, 2009
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Purchased to replace my trusted old Atomic clock (different brand) that worked for 5+ years.
Good and no frill design. Bought it at around $20.

Positives
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- Large and high contrast display, easy to read from far across a room
- Receiver is more sensitive (getting atomic clock signal immediately and during the day, when my old one was only correcting at night (Atomic clock RF signals travel better at night) about 10' from the nearest window). BTW, if you want to get the right clock immediately and during the day, go near a window with clear view to the outside and press clock sync button on the back for manual sync.
- Easy to follow instruction, and the web address for the instruction is printed right next to the battery compartment (handy, since we need to refer to instruction when we change the batteries)
- Simple timezone setting (one button to toggle four USA time zones) -- more on this on Neutral (below) also.
- Daylight Savings Time reflects the correct calendar period -- some of the older products somehow does not understand the new daylight savings time period in USA, but this one does.
- If you care about accuracy of the temperature display, mine was correct within 0.5 oF, compared to my lab instrument -- your clock's accuracy may vary :-).

Negative
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- Instruction is not clear for the first initialization. Could only select the timezone AFTER the clock searched for the Atomic clock signal... (a few minutes), but the instruction does not say that. I thought I had a faulty unit at first. Better instruction needed.

Neutral
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- MAKE SURE that you plan to use this clock in continental USA (ONLY the 4 time zones, Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific). But then again, I don't think you could receive the atomic clock signal if you are outside of these zones in North America.

Helpful Hints
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- Fold up the instruction booklet and tape it near the battery compartment on the back -- you'll be glad you did in about 18+ months.
- I am a big fan of Atomic clocks -- one in almost every room in my house -- and found that most of the external temp sensor version needs battery changes every 6 month or so, while the non-external temp version, like this one, needs battery change every 12~24 months (all using alkaline batteries). So I use rechargeable for the clocks with external temp sensor (both the clock and the sensor) now, and alkaline batteries otherwise.
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