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Friday, May 24, 2019

Lexar NM600 M.2 2280 NVMe 480GB Solid-State Drive (LNM600-480RBNA) by Lexar



Capacity: 480GB
Coming from the days of 8”floppy drives it is hard to recognize how much storage can be on one of these M.2 drives.  Even calling it a drive seems absurd.  Not that long ago, I would have assumed (incorrectly) that it was RAM.  The solid state aspect means it is fast.   That it is running in a 3.0 USB enclosure means for USB it is very fast.  It works well, I had to tell Disk Management what it was and after that I moved a large file over to it that went over pretty much as I typed the name.   Impressive technology.
From the vendor:
High-speed PCIe Gen3x4 interface: 2100MB/s read and 1600MB/s write - NVMe 1. 3 supported
Get 3. 5x the speed of a SATA-based SSD
Features SSD dash software management
Shock and vibration resistant with no moving parts
Three-year limited

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

AICHESON Laptop Cooling Pad 5 Fans Up to 17.3 Inch Heavy Notebook Cooler, Blue LED Lights, 2 USB Ports, S035


Got this today and immediately installed it.  I truly believe keeping a laptop cool will extend it's life.   This is big enough for my 17" laptop.  It is amazingly quiet particularly when you consider it has 5 fans.   Good product.
from the vendor:
  • AICHESON S035 laptop cooler is special designed to cool down up to 17.3 inch laptop. Wave metal mesh, 1000-1500RPM 1 big fan 4 small fans, flip-up silicone holder, 4 adjustable stand height settings, 2 USB ports, adjustable speeds, foam pad.
  • This gaming laptop cooling pad can accommodate laptops up to 17.3”. The laptop chill desk has a large central fan with two smaller fans on each side (5 total fans). The upper surface is covered in meshed metal with the bottom and sides being plastic.
  • A metal bar for ergonomic design at the bottom provides elevation mechanism, 4 adjustable stand heights for healthy life. A flip-up high quality silicone grip at the bottom of macbook cooler surface keeps your laptop from sliding off when it is elevated.
  • Two USB ports and a switch that turns fans and lights on and off (The greater you turn, the faster the fans run and the brighter the red LEDs get). A USB-to-USB cord (approx. 1.5ft) is provided to connect the laptop to the computer cooling pad for power.
  • We provide lifetime warranty replacement for AICHESON notebook coolers Sold by Aicheson Direct with 24 hours warm customer service. Any question, contact us via support email on the package.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Netgear AC1200 Smart Router


I tested this router and it works great.  It installed easily.  I plugged in (hard wire) my laptop and the speed was good.  I tested the wifi with my phone and it worked well.  I  have a signal analyzer app on my phone and the router's signal was very strong.  Overall this is an impressive router and Netgear's Genie software allows you to do things like connect a hard drive and share it.  I did not need technical support so I can evaluate that but my experience in the past with Netgear products has been positive.

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Targus TSB941BT Steelseries Gaming Backpack for 17 Inch Laptops

I'm not a gamer but this appears to  have been designed by a gamer.  Having been intimately involved with computers since 1980, I have seen not all but a lot.  This is a terrific back pack for a gamer or someone who wants to take their 17" laptop with them.  It has pockets galore.  I kept the card describing it so I can remember what all the pockets are for.  Plenty of protection is what I want for my laptop and this provides it.  Regardless of whether you game, this is an awesome product for laptop transport.

If reviewing a product, it may have been received free of charge. That will NEVER have a bearing on my recommendations.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Witeem Quick Charge and Smart 6-Port USB Charging Station


Witeem Quick Charge and Smart 6-Port USB Charging Station with USB Type C Port, Universal Charging Desktop Docks Organizer for Smartphones, Tablets, Black

This is pretty nifty.  It came with a wealth of cables for the old micro usb, the new micro usb and Apple cables.  This means when a grandchild forgets their charger, you have the chance to be a hero.  The product seems to be well made and it work to organize your gear. 

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recommendations.

Monday, April 29, 2019

Qarfee 4-in-One flash card Drive


This may work just fine with a phone that does not have a protective case.  My case is waterproof and it thusly has the port recessed deeper than usual.  Consequently I could not get this to plug in as the male aspect wasn't long enough.  I was able to have the device recognized by both a 2.0 and 3.0 standard USB  ports on my laptop.  My thunderbolt port was unable to  see the device.  Conceptually this is swiss army knife type of device that gives a wide variety of connections, just be aware that if you have a case on your phone it may not work for you.


The included documentation does not make it clear that the 32gb sd card comes out.  The description on the Amazon selling page shows it more clearly.  Initially I felt the photo was deceiving but when you follow the instructions you can remove the 32gb micro sd card and replace it with larger capacity up to 256gb.  The way they use the standard USB port to hold the memory card is very clever.  This is a very versatile device.





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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

BSIMB M12 Digital Picture Family


This is a nice little frame.  The screen quality is good and the size will fit practically anywhere.   It boots right up if you put in an sd photo card.   The down side seems to be the remote.  The remote appears to be the only way you can address the multiple functions of the frame.  I could not get the remote open to put  in a battery.  I would also like to see it come with a battery as most people don't have a CR2025 battery on hand.   Perhaps my remote is an aberration but I put a lot of pressure on the supposed slide latch and I could not get it open. It does have multiple power options.


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