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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good initial impression

    posted by zilog80 on 11/29/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Considerably brighter than a bulky 28W Phillips CFL. I'm using it for an outside wall-mount light. Seems to run a lot cooler than the corn-style lamps I have.
    Cons:
    For an outdoor application I wouldn't feel comfortable if your light fitting isn't water tight. Mine is gasketed to it's ok. ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Nice colour but better value around (400LM not 800LM).

    posted by zilog80 on 11/29/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I like the colour. I know many will consider it to be yellow but when I compared it to a 75W incandescent lamp the colour is very close. Very slim and likely to fit in your application.
    Cons:
    The small print points out that the 720-840 Lumen is exaggerated. I had some other DX units that were 700LM and I missed the &...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 2
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    Mixed feelings - Output is nice but heat and $'s

    posted by zilog80 on 09/22/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I purchased three with a view to evaluating them for a kitchen renovation. I was impressed with the overall lighting. Colour is pleasant, nice even throw and reasonable output. Power draw was around 4 watt. Constant light output between 8 - 14.4 volts (I ...
    Cons:
    I have plenty of electronics experience but haven't used LED's for lighting applications before. I was really surprised at how ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Review - Mixed feelings

    posted by zilog80 on 06/18/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    So far it charges batteries. It's nice to be able to measure the capacity of cells you've bought on DX. My model doesn't get TOO hot. Mechanically, I'm satisfied with the construction for the price. My 7.4V LiPo packs seem to charge and discharge to the cor...
    Cons:
    One column of pixels in my LCD is not working. Annoying but it doesn't warrant the freight to exchange it. I've only tried to ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Capacity measurement

    posted by zilog80 on 06/18/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Mechanically well constructed. Don't seem to heat up while charging. Price.
    Cons:
    Less than stated capacity.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    Good for occassional use

    posted by zilog80 on 05/27/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Works fine under Ubuntu as it uses a very common chipset. Signal levels drive Cisco routers without problem. Compact Cheap
    Cons:
    It's long and will get a lot of leverage on your USB port when a DB9 serial cable is attached. I would strongly recommend a sho...
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    • Overall Rating: 2
    • Price: 2
    • Quality: 1
    • Ease Of Use: 2
    • Usefulness: 1
    2 DXPoints
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    Very slow write - note even class 4

    posted by zilog80 on 05/16/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It works Acceptable read speed
    Cons:
    Slow 1.7 MB/S writes Very flaky SD adapter (don't insert it in anything you value).
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    • Overall Rating: 2
    • Price: 2
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 1
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Works but not stunning for the price

    posted by zilog80 on 05/14/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Works Has an activity LED Acceptable read performance
    Cons:
    My measured write performance is very mediocre 3.8MB/S Mine didn't have any verification sticker on the back.
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