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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very good kitchen scale

    posted by kostap on 05/25/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This one replaced my old mechanical kitchen scale. I like the glass platform (easy to clean) and possibility to switch between weigh units. The scale is stable and precise. The LCD characters are big enough. Local shops charge much more for the same quality...
    Cons:
    I think that the battery selected by the manufacturer is not the best. I would prefer if it use AA or AAA size battery - this s...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Very good adapter

    posted by kostap on 05/25/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very good designed HW, based on ST-micro chip. High and low voltage parts are properly separated on board. The device is serviceable (case can be disassembled without breaking it).
    Cons:
    Most of power adapters uses very bad cable (from adapter to low voltage plug). This one is not exclusion from the rule.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Perfect for workbench use

    posted by kostap on 05/25/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    1. Almost any plug can plugged in 2. Individual control for each socket - do not need to remove plugged devices when ton in use - just switch off the output. 3. Thermal fuse for the power line. 4. Line activity indication (neon lamp). 5. Ground wire is conn...
    Cons:
    US/China mainland flat plugs are not easy to put in. More suitable for UK, EU, IL and AU power plugs.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice gongfu teapot

    posted by kostap on 05/25/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Similar to teapots sold on eBay, but costs 50% less. This is pretty small teapot, but most teapots used in gongfu tea ceremony are small. I use it for making puerh tea in the office.
    Cons:
    1. The tea flush button cannot be locked in pressed position like in more expensive models, so the remains of liquor may spill ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Not bad at all

    posted by kostap on 06/26/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Nice soldering iron for jobs where your low-power soldering station cannot deliver enough heat (power connectors, etc.). Temperature regulated (however it's hard to believe the scale values).
    Cons:
    Not a regular ground terminal - you have to connect the crocodile style terminal to the ground port. Why the manufacturer not u...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Mediocre

    posted by kostap on 06/04/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Nice looking clone of Hakko 900M series soldering stations. Exchangeable soldering iron tips, replaceable soldering pen. Digital temperature meter. Replaceable heating element (probably compatible with Hakko spare parts as well). Good packaging.
    Cons:
    As it was already mentioned, the soldering pen cable is short and not flexible enough. I replaced it with one taken from an old...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Perfect adapter! UDMA-33 is fully supported/

    posted by kostap on 09/18/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very good one. Bought it as replacement of almost the same adapter that refused to support UDMA-33 transfers due to the wrong wiring. This one works perfect and my ST1 Seagate micro drive finally works in UDMA-33. Soldering is good, it even comes with user ...
    Cons:
    I didn't found any so far.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Good WebCam, works with Linux

    posted by kostap on 02/15/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Small and inexpensive. The camera stand can be opened for mounting on top of LCD monitor. There is a tripod connection socket as well. Has 6 white LEDs for illumination. These LEDs are quite strong, just enough for shooting in a full darkness. The LEDs brig...
    Cons:
    The rubber around lens looks cheap and not aligned with the camera body. The USB cable is quite thick and since it is connected...
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    • Overall Rating: 2
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 2
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    Cheap and simple

    posted by kostap on 12/15/2007 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Metal band is the only plus of this watch.
    Cons:
    Everything is a cheap imitation here. The metal band is really tiny so if you have big hands like me, it's not for you. The o...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Very nice and large watch

    posted by kostap on 10/16/2007 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Great watch for a bargain price. I am a big man and not every watch can fit my wrist. This one can. Large display, colorful illumination. Good precision.
    Cons:
    Plastic band. Would be happy to pay more for a metal one.
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