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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good Value, Simple And Bright Enough

    posted by James_C on 07/30/2007

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

    Pros:
    Small, lightweight, sleek styling (doesn't look as much like a toy as some) slightly more red and less orange than pictured, runs a long time on 2 x AAA batteries, brighter than I thought it would be, rubber gasket and power button for good water resistance...
    Cons:
    Fricton tabs instead of spring battery contacts, greatly reduced brightness after ~ 40 hours (flashing mode) running on NiMH (b...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Good for low-performance embedded systems

    posted by James_C on 07/11/2007

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

    Pros:
    Low cost Use of CF flash card as ATA device More rugged Lower power utilization Nearly shock immune
    Cons:
    PIO mode ATA access Only one CF slot unwieldy to mount when not a standard format (not floppy, 3.5", 2.5", mounting)
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