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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Fine cheap range finder

    posted by krabat23 on 01/12/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This sensor is great for first experiments with arduino like I did. You will also need some display (on DX there is a lot of them). Since there are a lot arduino libraries already written for it, you don't need to program all by yourself.
    Cons:
    This sensor needs definitely some kind of microcontroller for operation. I can't imagine (by now) some "analog" circu...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Simple but very usefull wires

    posted by krabat23 on 01/11/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Wires a pretty cheap. The quality is o.k. Flexibility of wires is also good. I use them on my breadboard. And for short cutting conventional circuits. Also it is easy to solder the connection pins on a Batteries etc.
    Cons:
    On some cables it might happen that the connection pin get loose from the cable but you can fix it easily (soldering) or just l...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Nice back light

    posted by krabat23 on 01/10/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    The light is pretty cheap and has a lot of light modes. Also it has an passive cat eye reflector.
    Cons:
    The cat eye reflector is quite weak, it doesn't reflect to much light. One big con is the quality, everything looks cheap. I al...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Inexpensive Battery Holder

    posted by krabat23 on 11/17/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    The holder comes with an power jack suitable for my arduino. So its perfect for powering my DIY projects. Quality of wiring is good. One great aspect of using this holder, is the opportunity to short cut by using simple wires. So you don't need to use 6 bat...
    Cons:
    The battery casing is a bit to tight. So the batteries won't be pushed by the springs. I have to push them manually or there wi...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    Unexpansive measuring instrumend

    posted by krabat23 on 07/15/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Cheap! Made of plastic. Almost no scratch danger (see cons.)
    Cons:
    There is still some metal used, so there is a risk to scratch sensitive objects while measuring. I don' know how force resista...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Handy remote reciever

    posted by krabat23 on 06/08/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Nice receiver. Battery lifetime while hearing music is between 4-6 hours. Comes with an USB charging cable. So you do not need use the wall plug. (When you are outside the US). Charging takes max. about an hour
    Cons:
    The manual does not explain how to pair with your blue tooth device properly. You will need to push the main button a long time...
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