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Netgear Power Supply Adapter Charger MT12-Y120100-A1
Netgear Power Supply Adapter Charger MT12-Y120100-A1
Offered by fastestcharge
Price: $14.98
7 used & new from $10.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Not as pictured/described, July 1, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
The power supply I received did not match as pictured and described in the ad. The part number was wrong, there was no UL mark, there was no Efficiency Level mark, and there was no input amperage listed. The cord strain relief was somewhat loose inside the housing of the power supply. While the power supply may have been compatible, it was not as advertised. The product description and picture in the ad need to be corrected.


9-Cell DELL Latitude D820 D830 D531 Replacment Battery fits 3120394 3120538 XD735 XD736 YD624 DF230 DF249 FF231 0MM160 312-0538 MM165 312-0538 310-9123 [7200 mAh]
9-Cell DELL Latitude D820 D830 D531 Replacment Battery fits 3120394 3120538 XD735 XD736 YD624 DF230 DF249 FF231 0MM160 312-0538 MM165 312-0538 310-9123 [7200 mAh]
Offered by siker
Price: $20.00
19 used & new from $15.64

1.0 out of 5 stars Does not lock into place and falls out, June 28, 2013
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This battery would not lock into a Dell D820 laptop and thus was unable to be properly secured. At first it seemed like the battery was secured properly, but when the laptop was picked up it became evident that the latching mechanism had not fully engaged as the battery fell out of the laptop and the system lost power. Multiple attempts at reseating the battery were made but the latch would never fully engage. There is clearly something wrong with the shape of this battery. I have never had this problem with the Dell OEM batteries and I find it absurd that this aftermarket battery doesn't have matching dimensions/keying.


RII Mini Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (Built-in TouchPad/Laser Pointer) - Black
RII Mini Wireless Bluetooth Keyboard (Built-in TouchPad/Laser Pointer) - Black
Offered by aSavings
Price: $49.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Limited Bluetooth range, December 19, 2011
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This remote has a very limited Bluetooth range. I experienced delayed or missed key presses and jumpy cursor movements when moving beyond 4-6 feet from the laptop being controlled. This is far from the advertised 30+ foot range. I did not use the supplied Bluetooth USB dongle as the laptop has a built-in Bluetooth radio that works fine with other Bluetooth devices at distances of 20+ feet. I ended up returning the Magic-Pro ProMini 2 and getting a Logitech diNovo Mini instead. The diNovo Mini has had no problem working reliably at the 20+ foot range I need.


Zircon CF12 Pro Circuit Breaker Finder with Professional Accessories
Zircon CF12 Pro Circuit Breaker Finder with Professional Accessories

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Precise breaker identification, April 6, 2011
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This unit works as advertised. Simply follow the instructions, including the panel pre-scan, and the proper breaker is identified every time. I wish all circuit finders worked this well.

The only reason I did not give this the full five stars is that the quality of the carrying case could be better.


Zircon MultiScanner i520 Center-Finding Stud Finder with Metal and AC Electrical Scanning
Zircon MultiScanner i520 Center-Finding Stud Finder with Metal and AC Electrical Scanning
Price: $41.94
55 used & new from $27.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Limited depth handling, imprecise AC sensing, April 6, 2011
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This unit did not deliver on its 1.5" depth handling specification. While wooden stud sensing with center indication worked well on 3/8" drywall, this unit was useless for roughly 1" thick walls, consisting of 3/8" + 1/2" drywall and a thin finishing plaster skim coat. In the later scenario, the standard "Stud Scan" mode would find nothing and the "Stud DeepScan" mode would either throw partial readings, never able to find center and usually only indicating a stud for a small fraction of the width of the stud (very weak blips), or false readings (blips where there were no studs). Care was taken to keep the unit level and moving slowly across the wall. I have used other makes of stud finder that can handle these walls.

I did not have any 1/2" drywall to test with at the time, but I assume the unit would have been able to handle it. Unfortunately, since the 1" thick walls were the primary target for this purchase, I returned the unit.

Also, the "AC Scan" is not very precise. When you get within 6-8" of a live AC wire the unit alerts you, even though you are at no risk of hitting the wire. Of course there is no way to know for certain about wire contact if you don't have the benefit of knowing right where the AC wire is, as I did in my test scenarios. If you need to know exactly where a wire is use a dedicated wire tracer.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jun 20, 2011 8:35 AM PDT


Motorola Multimedia Station for Motorola DROID 2 and DROID 2 Global
Motorola Multimedia Station for Motorola DROID 2 and DROID 2 Global
Offered by Phone-Zone
Price: $6.49
54 used & new from $0.01

47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quality design, excellent fit and finish, November 7, 2010
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This is a basic charge and sync dock/cradle, with no status indicators, spare battery compartment, speakers, AV outputs, USB hub, etc, but what it does it does well. Insertion of the phone is smooth with little fuss needed to properly align the phone in the cradle bay/socket. The phone is well supported while operating the touch screen in the cradle. There is minimal movement of the phone in the cradle and the USB connection remains intact. The cradle's considerable weight and rubber shoe (the entire bottom, with raised mid-span) keep it from sliding around while trying to operate the phone. Appearance wise the cradle looks and feels great, with smooth edges, tight seams, and a flawless finish.

The only downsides I found are:
1. The need to hold the cradle down while removing the phone. I suspect if there was a little more weight in the already heavy cradle that this issue would be resolved. Unfortunately this seems to be a typical characteristic of devices like this.
2. The piano black gloss finish shows fingerprint easily (see item 1 for why you would need to be regularly touching the cradle).
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 30, 2012 4:18 PM PDT


TiVoSlide C00240 Keyboard Remote Control, Black
TiVoSlide C00240 Keyboard Remote Control, Black
Offered by weaKnees DVR Superstore
Price: $119.99
8 used & new from $55.00

44 of 54 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Unreliable command response, overly compact button layout, November 7, 2010
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I purchased this remote for the keyboard functionality and was expecting it to be a suitable replacement for the remote that was supplied with my TiVo Premier. Unfortunately I find myself going back to the original remote for all but the most involved text entry operations on the TiVo. If I had it to do over again I would not purchase the TiVoSlide Remote.

Issues

1. Command operations: The biggest issue I have with this remote is the inconsistent results from button presses. Often if you press a button on the TiVoSlide Remote the LED on the remote will indicate signal transmission and the Bluetooth dongle will indicate activity, but the TiVo will not respond. In some cases, the first button press will do nothing but subsequent ones are properly acknowledged, as if you have to wake up the TiVo to process commands. Other times you can execute multiple button presses over an extended period of time and see no results. Finally, in some instances, a single press of a button (preceded by a long duration of no activity to ensure no commands may be in queue) will elicit multiple commands on the TiVo, as if you had pressed the button many times or held it down to repeat the command. There appear to be some issues with the TiVo's handling of Bluetooth remote commands.

2. Physical layout/design: This is the smallest iteration of a TiVo remote I have seen, whereas the TiVo Premier is the largest iteration I have seen (experienced with TiVo Series 1, 2, 3, and 4). The two remotes are worlds apart. As other reviewers have mentioned, the button arrangement on the TiVoSlide is overly compacted and it is heavy for such a small device. The added weight gives the impression of quality, but once you start using it you realize it's lacking.

3. Integration: I had read up on the details before ordering and understood that TiVo forces you to use Bluetooth if you want to use the keyboard functionality. Further, you must install the supplied external USB to Bluetooth interface because for some odd reason the brand new (released in 2010) TiVo Premier doesn't come with onboard Bluetooth. I knew this going into it but still think it's odd that a recently released platform doesn't come with the necessary interfaces to natively support key accessories. They should have either included onboard Bluetooth with the TiVo Premier or utilized a new IR code set for the TiVoSlide Remote's keyboard.

--- Update for Item 1 ---

I received a replacement remote and have found that the Bluetooth behavior is now much better, not perfect, but much better. So far there seems to be no lost button presses and most of the time the TiVo's reaction is timely. While much less noticeable now, there is the occasional short delay on the first button press, again, as if the TiVo is waking up to incoming commands via the Bluetooth/USB side. This is most noticeable for me when I press the fast forward button for the first time after having been doing nothing with the unit for a while (ie: just watching a program). The subsequent button presses, to increase the fast forward to the second and third speeds, and to resume playing, end up being instantaneous. The initial delay is now so short that it is livable.

--- Another Update for Item 1 ---

The replacement TiVo Slide Remote worked properly until one day when I had a laptop near where I was sitting. The laptop had its Bluetooth radio enabled and was only a foot or two away from the remote. Suddenly I was experiencing the all too familiar lost and duplicate commands. One instance was particularly noteworthy as the TiVo DVR was continually sounding the error tone/gong because of being at the end of a list and having the down button pressed. It carried on like this for about a minute until I intervened by moving the remote away from the laptop and then pressing another button on the remote. As far as I could tell, without intervention the errant command would have continued indefinitely. The symptoms were most prevalent when I placed the laptop in front of the remote, between it and the TiVo DVR. I could also significantly lessen, but not totally prevent, apparent interference issues by replacing the remote's batteries, which at 89% charge (according to the TiVo GUI) should have been just fine.

Conclusions:
1. Clearly the first TiVo Slide Remote I had was defective. There were no extraneous Bluetooth devices in close proximity (the same room) to it and even with fresh batteries the remote behaved poorly. It's unfortunate that it took so many communications with TiVo support to confirm this and finally get a new remote.
2. The replacement TiVo Slide Remote may or may not be defective, but it seems overly sensitive to extraneous Bluetooth radios. Interference issues seem to manifest especially when the battery charge gets below 90%. Further, it appears that the Slide Remote depletes batteries all too quickly, compared to the regular remote, with regular daily use.
Comment Comments (16) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Dec 24, 2011 1:11 PM PST


SanDisk ImageMate All-in-1 Flash Memory Card Reader
SanDisk ImageMate All-in-1 Flash Memory Card Reader
Offered by BlueProton
Price: $34.79

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Cannot mount current gen mSDHC cards, November 7, 2010
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
I ended up returning this reader because of its inability to read a SanDisk 16GB micro SD card (mSDHC) in the mSDHC slot. SanDisk technical support confirmed that the SDDR-189 has a flaw in it's mSDHC controller where it cannot handle the initial power up of certain current generation mSDHC cards. The workaround offered was to utilize a micro SD to SD adapter and place it in the SD slot of the reader. This worked but essentially made the reader purchase pointless as the intention was to do away with mSD to SD adapters, being able to natively read mSD, SD, and CF media on hand. There are no fixes planned for the SDDR-189's mSDHC controller, so for now it's either go with another vendor or wait to see what the next generation of SanDisk reader offers.

Other reviewers have noted the overly lightweight design and two handed operation, one to hold the unit on the stand and the other to remove the media. In addition, I found that the mSDHC slot required the card to be inserted so far that there is very little exposed material of the card left to grasp when trying to remove it from the reader. The slot is not spring loaded to allow for a push release, so what you have is a minuscule edge to pinch onto with your fingernails. The other media slots (SD and CF that I used) did not have this problem, leaving a reasonable amount of card material to grasp.


Amzer Rubberized Snap-On Crystal Hard Case for Verizon HTC Touch Pro 2 - Black
Amzer Rubberized Snap-On Crystal Hard Case for Verizon HTC Touch Pro 2 - Black
Price: $14.03
3 used & new from $10.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Functional but not comfortable, July 10, 2010
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The case installs easily but can be quite difficult to remove quickly if you need to get the back cover off to access the battery, reset button, SD card, or SIM card. While the outside edges, front and back, are smooth, the inside edges are unfinished/rough/sharp. These unfinished inside edges exasperate the large gap between the two halves and make the phone uncomfortable to hold with the case installed.


GTMax USB Sync Cradle Desktop Charger with 2nd Battery Slot for Verizon Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 CDMA Cell Phone
GTMax USB Sync Cradle Desktop Charger with 2nd Battery Slot for Verizon Sprint HTC Touch Pro2 CDMA Cell Phone

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not Worth It, July 10, 2010
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The main issue is that the USB connection is often lost when touching the phone's screen while docked in the cradle. The marketing material indicates that one can interact with the phone while it is in the cradle but this is not the case as the USB connection is not solid and is too sensitive to minor movements of the phone. I have never had this issue with previous Motorola and Palm cradles.

Additionally, it is not easy to guide the phone onto the USB connector in the cradle on the first try. The guide is not precise enough to offer easy, no fuss insertion. The blue LED for the cradle power is extremely bright and should be toned down some. In a dark room the lens projects a bright blue circle on the ceiling. Said blue LED remains on even when no phone is in the cradle. Also, the green/red LED for the spare battery, while not having a lens that projects but rather diffuses well, flashes/strobes continuously from green to red if there is no battery installed, which is also annoying. It should just go dark. The tip from the AC adapter has a 90 degree angle on it which is cumbersome for getting the cord in a desired position for perpendicular exit. It should have a straight tip on it just like the supplied USB cable. Finally, the base is simply too light and the feet do not grip well enough. It slides around when trying to insert or remove the phone and when trying to interact with the phone screen. This is not a quality piece of gear.


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