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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Best CFL replacement I've found

    posted by fryingwoks on 08/17/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    -Warm white matches my soft white CFLs (colour is very similar) -Very bright -Actually looks good -Best colour compared to other LED bulbs -No 60Hz flicker. -Not as yellow as in the photo. Actually a bit less yellow than a warm/soft white CFL.
    Cons:
    -Not quite as bright as a 13W CFL. But that was too much light for me anyway!
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Cheap and effective.

    posted by fryingwoks on 08/17/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    -Standard size and spacing, fits computer headers, etc. -Easy to connect & disconnect, but won't disconnect accidentally. -Cheap! -Looks good. -I use them outdoors (bike lights), and they never give me corrosion troubles. -Good, sturdy stranded wires an...
    Cons:
    -Needs some reinforcement to be ruggedized for outdoor use & abuse, but then it holds up very well.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Really solid switches.

    posted by fryingwoks on 08/17/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I use these in homemade bike lights. They work really well for the circuit boards DX carries, and they stand up well to high-use and harsh conditions. Easy to solder.
    Cons:
    I use these with caps and hot-glue seals, but after about a year of daily use (outdoors, in -30C weather as well as rain), they...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    They're quite large. But strong.

    posted by fryingwoks on 06/25/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I have these on several bicycles. I've given a few away to other people by putting the ladybugs on their bicycles. We've all ben riding around for weeks with them, on-road and off-road, and no one's lost a ladybug yet.
    Cons:
    They're not particularly cute or attractive ladybugs. I have some handmade glass ladybugs that I bought locally that blow thes...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Doesn't have AM radio. Doesn't fit Samsung phone.

    posted by fryingwoks on 06/25/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    The FM radio on this has very clear reception, better than several of my own (name-brand) portable radios. The siren works, although it's rather silly. The speaker is quite clear. It's not high-fidelity by any means, but even when it's quite loud the radio ...
    Cons:
    It uses a NiCad battery. This is good in that it's cheap and light. This is bad because of all the reasons that NiCads are bad...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Super fun

    posted by fryingwoks on 06/25/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    These are great for making three-dimensional structures, or sticking notes to the fridge, or using in crafts. They're spheres, though, so that limits their usefulness. But if you don't want balls, then get the RE disk magnets. These ones are fun because y...
    Cons:
    These are probably more fun than they are useful for anything in particular.
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Very very quiet. But works.

    posted by fryingwoks on 06/25/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I like to record important phone calls, such as those to insurance agents, customer service reps, and telemarketers. I used to hold a mic up to the earpiece and another up to the mouthpiece of my phone. Now I just plug my recorder into this box and hit reco...
    Cons:
    It's incredibly quiet. You have to crank your record volume. I have a battery-powered recorder. I read here that if you try to ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Works, one at a time.

    posted by fryingwoks on 06/25/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This works at reading my cards, which is what I wanted it for. I needed something that could read CF cards (I have plenty of SD readers). After figuring out which way to insert the card (it wasn't obvious), I plugged it in, and it worked right away on Wind...
    Cons:
    As far as I can tell, it only accepts one card total, at a time. Just eject your previous card and plug in a new card. Sometime...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Bright. Cute.

    posted by fryingwoks on 06/25/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I've hung these oinkers off my bag so that I always have them easy at hand. There's a heart-shaped button on the bottom that you have to hold to turn the light on: no more dead batteries from accidental button presses!
    Cons:
    They're quite large. A bit larger than I would prefer. Also, the button on the bottom doesn't work that well. Sometimes the lig...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Small and strong

    posted by fryingwoks on 06/25/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    These are quite small, and therefore not as strong as larger RE magnets that you might be used to. However, they're exactly as strong as you should expect for their size. I've been soldering wires to them and using them as magnetic contacts. Regular lead-t...
    Cons:
    RE magnets are kind of brittle and fragile. But if you don't abuse them, they should be fine.
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