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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    POWERFUL

    posted by thlama on 08/01/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    These magnets are very powerful for their dimension; even a single can make an amazing pull, put several together and things get basically glued!
    Cons:
    They are *brittle*. They really are, you must take a lot of care if you don't want to break them. Of course they are so cheap ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Powerful and fragile

    posted by thlama on 08/01/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    These magnets are very powerful for their dimension; a single one doesn't make such a strong pull but several together really kick.
    Cons:
    They are *brittly*. They really are, you must take a lot of care if you don't want to break them. Of course they are so cheap ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Good converter

    posted by thlama on 08/01/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Based on the PL2303 chip, one of the most reliable and best supported around. Works flawlessly on linux. Cheap! Supports not only TX/RX signals, but also RTS/CTS signals and DSR/DTR signals
    Cons:
    Well, the case looks very cheap... not that this thing is meant to bear physical toughness, the usb port of you computer would ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very good tweezers

    posted by thlama on 08/01/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Three different tips are good for different uses Good for precision work The two arms seems bound together well enough Seem made of good stainless steel.
    Cons:
    Of course you're not gonna be able to lift weights or make a lot of force with them, that's not what they're meant for. The po...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Good value for price, perfect for wardriving

    posted by thlama on 02/05/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    RT8187L chip! I pushed it up to 30dBm (the linux wireless stack wouldn't let me more, maybe the card supports it but you'll have to hack the regulatory database). Supports injection out of the box. Great for, you know, testing WEP solidity. Good price!
    Cons:
    500kB/s is the best throughput I managed to get (could be a problem with my AP, though...) The antenna it came with needed qui...
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    • Overall Rating: 2
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 1
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 2
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    Too fragile

    posted by thlama on 02/05/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Uhmmm... green? Cheap? Not even that cheap, actually.
    Cons:
    Way too fragile, the tip got broken the first time I tried to use them! I could use more force with my fingernails (which is ho...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    Good gain and quality, but doesn't pivot

    posted by thlama on 07/04/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    The gain is not bad, I didn't have the chance to test the antenna in perfect conditions but I'd say it has ~3dB of gain over the antenna bundled with my router. The connector and the body of the antenna seem quite solid.
    Cons:
    The connector is quite large, I guess it could not fit in some device with a very dense panel. Probably less than 7dBi gain. If...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Nice and cheap

    posted by thlama on 07/04/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Nice look Decent pouch to protect it from scratches The logo is easily removed by heating it with a hair-dryer and a pair of pliers (you can scratch away the remaining glue with your fingernail afterward) As fast as an USB drive can be (around 30MB/s)
    Cons:
    You have to put some strain on the connectors and on the HD to mount it, not the best choice if you plan to swap drives often T...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Fair directiona antenna for a ridicolous price

    posted by thlama on 07/04/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    6-8dB gain over the typical omni antenna bundled with your router. Very sturdy. Includes pole mount. Not so directional to make it difficult to aim. Yagi antennas are quite easy to aim because of their shape.
    Cons:
    Obviously not even near to 18dBi, you'll need way more money to get one of those. I have the feeling the the driving element is...
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