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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Useful with some reservations

    posted by nachprod on 01/21/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    It really works and is precise out of the box. Very sturdy (maybe even metal case, I'm not sure). USB extension cable included. Very good cap (I use it now instead of cr__py cap supplied with my branded flash device :)
    Cons:
    It's a pity the model with 2nd sensor is always of of stock. This one is not easily shoved out of the window - the USB cable is...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Nice nice nice :P

    posted by SoundreameR on 05/28/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    Simple device. Works out of the box with linux. NO drivers required at all. All you need is to download http://relavak.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/temper-temperature-sensor-linux-driver/ this and start using it however you want to. Maybe the C sources need som...
    Cons:
    A bit expensive for a small and limited use device like this.. after all it has a cheap HID chip and a i2c (2 wires) connection...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    works Ok but a bit flakey over 'longer run times'

    posted by account10582 on 05/13/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    works as advertised seems decently accurate decent build quality
    Cons:
    -feels a bit flimsy, but not too bad -a bit flakey if you leave it running for extended periods (ie, ran OK overnight, but not...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very useful

    posted by mikeham on 04/15/2010 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    * worked first time under Windows * USB extension cable included * Fahrenheit or Celsius * small * open source code available (C# language) * can drive a web page - check your house temperature over the net * inexpensive
    Cons:
    * this model has no humidity sensor * supplied software is poor (but you don't need it)
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good choice for home sensor

    posted by elektrobi on 12/11/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    It is very handy and accurate. Its software can send you mails, alerts, save to text files periodically. Its software can handle multiple sensors, it can even show their avarage. It works w/ W7. You can use it outside also (I dont think its waterproof, but ...
    Cons:
    None yet.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Does its purpose

    posted by Evilfish on 05/29/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    - It is the smallest and cheapest device you can get for this function. - Fitted for most projects involving temperature monitoring, like rooms or furniture with cluttered devices. - With proper applications, you can access the data remotely (i.e., webpage)...
    Cons:
    - The package delivered is slightly different from the one in DX, green background, no software, and no cable. This is not crit...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Nice way to check the temperature in my attic.

    posted by Sjanten on 12/11/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    - Cheap and does the job - Works like a charm on Windows XP
    Cons:
    No Windows Vista 64bit driver (nor Linux) support The included software is abit ugly-looking, but I'm going to try to code my o...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Simple but work

    posted by atallo on 10/29/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Very, very simple use. Only need put and install software that suport ºC and ºF. Software made in .NET framework, withnout any proctection.
    Cons:
    Bad Linux support. Only Windows. Linux support is only by linux-neerds, now need some changes in kernel. Not is a beautiful ace...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Nice usb thermometer for the price

    posted by gorgias1976 on 10/13/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Nice compact digital usb thermometer. Works fine, we've been using it 24/7 here at the office for several months in order to control temperature. No problems at the moment.
    Cons:
    The software included is crap, better use alternative ones (see Other Thougths).
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Good USB Temperature sensor

    posted by GeorgeMD on 08/25/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    - Works fine (Funciona bien). - Driver easy to install (Driver facil de instalar). - Some web sites have programs and sample code for use with it. (Algunos sitios web tienen programas y codigo de ejemplo para este termometro)
    Cons:
    The CD only supplies drivers and windows software. El CD sólo proporciona los drivers y software para Windows. The plastic...
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