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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Very versatile but pity about the styling

    posted by sheepish on 03/08/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Easy to operate, instructions are not required (perhaps apart from that you can use the aux cord as an aerial). - Lots of features: LED torch, FM radio (auto tuning with memory; it found 25 stations and remembered them all), auxiliary input (line and mic...
    Cons:
    - It's yellow. The yellow is paint. Under the yellow paint the plastic is pink (even worse than pale yellow). - Styling is a b...
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    • Overall Rating: 1
    • Price: 1
    • Quality: 1
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 1
    2 DXPoints
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    Dissapointing

    posted by sheepish on 11/16/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Novice  (still getting used to it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    - I didn't pay for it. - Rear wheel has spring suspension* (but see later comment in Other Thoughts). - Um, what else... - Working kick stand* (which sticks out to the side while up). - The wheels and steering turn (getting desperate here). * Listed as...
    Cons:
    - Cheap appearance, cheap paint, cheap chrome, cheap assembly. Cheap. Appearance: - This thing looks cheap. It doesn't look l...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Inexpensive LR44

    posted by sheepish on 07/28/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Having an inexpensive way to buy them is very nice. The individual blister packaging is good, and gives an air of quality to the product. The quality I've found to be very good. Almost all the cells I've tested have had full voltage. No dead cells or any si...
    Cons:
    The last few cells in an old packet I had (with a rather old manufacture date) were not quite the full voltage expected. Could ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Drop-in Maglite lens replacement

    posted by sheepish on 07/28/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    The lenses came very well encased in two bubble wrap bags. The frosted edge makes for safe handling. Diameter is a perfect fit for a Maglite making lens replacement very easy. Glass is much harder than the original plastic lens so will be much harder to scr...
    Cons:
    I hate to think about what shards there will be if it does actually break. The lenses are a little thicker than the original le...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 2
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    A mix of easy and hard

    posted by sheepish on 06/21/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Makes it possible to use commonly available rechargeable AA NiMH batteries instead of expensive D alkaline batteries, or even more expensive rechargeable D NiMH batteries. Very easy to slip an AA battery in and out of the adaptor, and the battery clicks in...
    Cons:
    The negative battery terminal you end up with is only the negative end of the AA battery, which is much smaller than the termin...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Just the soldering sponge I wanted

    posted by sheepish on 06/21/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Just the right size to fit the dish in my soldering iron stand. (The old sponge was really scrappy.) A couple of shapes are included, which means they're quite likely to fit your own soldering stand, whichever shape it takes. Precut round shapes saves me ...
    Cons:
    These are a bit thin, meaning I've used a couple to get the thickness I want.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Handy USB extension cable

    posted by sheepish on 06/21/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    A reasonable length, ideal for moving a USB socket to a more convenient location. It removes the need for a lot of rummaging behind my computer, where the plugs and sockets are very closely spaced. It's not easy to get my fingers in there.
    Cons:
    One of three in my order arrived faulty, which the computers it was tested with didn't like at all, and one even shut down. (Th...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Old school but handy device

    posted by sheepish on 02/03/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I can play music on my car stereo.
    Cons:
    The rotating wheels are now a bit noisy. I don't think they were when I got it. Giving it a poke while it's in the tape deck so...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Compact but not very rugged

    posted by sheepish on 12/02/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Very slim size with a good range of slots and card types, including microSD. Plugs straight into a USB socket, with the cap fitting on the back while not in use.
    Cons:
    The first one came slightly damaged from being compressed. This meant the case at one of the thin points between card slots was...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Compact three position switch

    posted by sheepish on 12/01/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Three positions and off; click once to cycle to the next position. Firm switching action gives positive feedback on switching. Small and compact design means it can be fitted in all sorts of tricky places.
    Cons:
    The plastic case can melt easily if care isn't taken when soldering. The mechanism has very occasionally tried to jam. A good h...
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