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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    My Tecsun R-909 arrived!

    posted by JeffySiquijor on 06/18/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Price is good. Not deaf, SW bands sensitivity is acceptable, numerous signals found on each SW band - given the type of radio it is. Good band-spread due to relatively narrow tuning bands. Seems to be reasonable quality, given what it is.
    Cons:
    Not continuous coverage, just selected bands. Volume control is extremely aggressive, most of travel is way too loud making vol...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Amazing little radio

    posted by JeffySiquijor on 06/11/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I just received the UV-5R today, and I'm very impressed! The design and build quality are top drawer. The user interface is about what one would expect. The included accessories are also very nice.
    Cons:
    Some strange features including the seemingly inevitable white LED flashlight, plus an Alarm mode that defaults to actually tra...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Works! Much smaller than I was expecting.

    posted by JeffySiquijor on 06/03/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Wow! I connected Vcc and Gnd to a suitable power supply and let it sit. Indoors. After a few minutes (the worst case Cold Start, and indoors so weak signal) the green 1PPS LED was happily blinking away. Passes my RF sensitivity test.
    Cons:
    Tiny. Tiny. Tiny. I thought the package was empty, I had to look twice. Not really a 'con' unless your eyes are old and weak a...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Amusing output for Arduino fun

    posted by JeffySiquijor on 04/30/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Arrived quickly. Well packed. Good design. Nice quality parts.
    Cons:
    I have to take off a Quality star as one of the eight LEDs had a bad solder joint. It wouldn't light, except if I wiggled it. I...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great!

    posted by JeffySiquijor on 04/10/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I've now got two of these. They're intended for Arduino computer boards with this type of power socket, such as Arduino Uno R3 (DX sku 120464). Fill this up with six AA cells and have fun.
    Cons:
    The wires are a bit thin, so be gentle. Not really a problem. You will still want the AC adapter too (DX sku 126288).
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Perfect

    posted by JeffySiquijor on 04/10/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Arrived in Canada in three weeks. Well packed, wrapped in foam to keep the pins straight. Preloaded with the famous 'blink' program, power it up and the light blinks. Was able to load my alternate 'blink faster' variation, easy peasy. Power LED is cool blue...
    Cons:
    None whatsoever. Included cable only about 25 cm long, not a con really.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    OMG, it works...

    posted by JeffySiquijor on 04/05/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Good price. Free shipping. Arrived eastern Canada in about three weeks after ordering, not bad. It fit into the Acer 5630 series laptop pretty good (see Cons). Supposed to provide about 2.5 to almost 3 hours life (YMMV), and it's actually doing that right n...
    Cons:
    Original battery fit a bit more precisely, this one is very close but not as precise a fit. Trivial complaint.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Just wow...

    posted by JeffySiquijor on 03/20/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    The price is amazing. The build quality is excellent. Free S&H and excellent service is a bonus. The original development environment is very easy to use. Getting some LEDs to blink (classic starting point for Single Board Computers is basically *zero* ...
    Cons:
    None.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Not up to Dannish standards, but still excellent value

    posted by JeffySiquijor on 04/26/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very good value. Excellent price. Good design and good quality overall, but not up to the standards of that Danish company that makes similar products. It's a good source of supply for accessories such as characters. Items are more-or-less compatible with t...
    Cons:
    Arms and hands of characters were not pre-assembled. Parts are sometimes difficult to press together; this is due to looser tol...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Extremely satisfying

    posted by JeffySiquijor on 02/26/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    All dials are functional!! The 24-hr dial on the upper left rotates once per day. The Sun and Moon dial also rotate once per day. The red seconds hand just above the balance wheel rotates once per minute. The balance wheel jiggles back and forth about four...
    Cons:
    The 'leather' strap is a bit stiff, but I've only had it about a week. Fully wound, the spring only lasts about a day. That se...
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