I bought this in Fall, 2012, so have been using it for over a year. It isn't often that one encounters a product that just works--with no need to call Tech Support in Communist China or download esoteric drivers or post questions to other users.
It exceeds expectations for me.
I use it to load older software from the installation disks. I know, we are all supposed to download (the modern way) but what happens when the vendor goes out of business, or wants exorbitant fees for an "update" that has no new features or bug fixes, I ask you? Yes; we use the good old CDs and DVDs. Especially handy when moving to a new machine.
I got this instead of the Dummy book (cuz Dummy was not yet published--due out in 6 months). This book is highly satisfying, and it gives good, specific, advice.
I next read the annual paperback manual which is put out by the Medicare people in Washington, and is free, very clearly written, and has state-specific info bound into the book as appendices, depending on which state you live in. As with any government document, it maintains a neutral point of view. My mother swears by this manual, which is mailed to Medicare participants in the fall of each year. She actually reads it. You should too. Free at www dot medicare dot gov.
OK. My old round Honeywell Mercury thing got replaced 8 years ago by some digital thing (not this product) which was pretty much lame. It finally gave up the ghost, and I tried to find the old Honeywell thing since they last centuries and are bulletproof...could not find it in the garage; must have recycled it.
So the service tech offered us a buffet of products. We picked this one. He confirmed that it was the most popular, largely cuz of the big VISIBLE numbers. What a novel idea: 40-plus-year-olds need not get their glasses. (Not 40? Your day is coming.)
Next option: do you want programmable or non-programmable? We picked non-programmable, which is kinda like the… Read more