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$659.95 list($899.00)
21. DENON AVR2805 A/V Home Theater
Too low to display list($59.99)
22. Motorola MA351 2.4 GHz Analog
$289.85 list($299.00)
23. Canon BJC-85 Portable Color Bubble
$39.99 $39.90 list($44.99)
24. Sony SRF-HM33 Walkman FM/AM Stereo
25. PalmOne m515 Color Handheld
$65.99 list()
26. Creative Webcam Live! Pro - 73VF008000000
$146.94 list($231.80)
27. Garmin GPS 12 Personal Navigator
$107.49 list($170.00)
28. Sony CDP-CE375 5-CD Changer
$47.88 list($59.99)
29. Panasonic RQ-A220 Cassette Player/Recorder
$39.99 $34.99 list($59.99)
30. Linksys WPC11 Wireless-B Notebook
31. Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback
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32. TX-8511 Stereo Receiver
$189.98 list($98.00)
33. HP Deskjet 3820 Inkjet Printer
$118.99 $115.60 list($220.99)
34. Linksys WPS11 Wireless-B Print
$399.99 Too low to display list($499.99)
35. JBL SCS180.6 Complete 6.1-Channel
$65.99 $20.94 list()
36. Belkin 54g Wireless DSL/Cable
37. Sony Clie PEG-SJ33 Handheld
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38. Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 170 QD
39. Polk Audio RC65i In-Wall Speakers
$479.99 $449.99 list()
40. Viewsonic G220FB 21" CRT Monitor

21. DENON AVR2805 A/V Home Theater Receiver
list price: $899.00
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Asin: B0002D429K
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Denon
Sales Rank: 23803
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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  • 100 watts x 7 into 8 ohms (20-20,000 Hz) at 0.05% THD
  • Dolby Digital EX, DTS-ES, DTS 96/24, DTS Neo - 6, Pro Logic IIx, and Widescreen 7.1 processing
  • Auto Setup & Room EQ Adjust
  • Dual-room/dual-source output (composite video and preamp or speaker-level stereo audio output for 2nd room)
  • ALPHA 24 Processing Plus

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellant Receiver for the money
I just purchased this receiver and found it to be quite wonderful. The Dolby Digital and DTS surround for DVD's is terrific. It's handling of CD's is very, very good too. I found it easy to set up and the auto set up of the speakers is very easy to do. My only complaint is that the remote is a little bit confusing when you first start using it, but once you get used to it's layout and which buttons handle what feature, then it's a breeze to operate. It's bit on the heavy side to hold in your hand, but otherwise it's very good. Highly recommended for it's advanced features and ease of operation.

3-0 out of 5 stars A decent unit but very poor remote and manual
I previously owned a Yamaha DSP-1000 sound processor that had more power, sounded as good or better than the Denon, and had a much better remote and manual.I would not recommend it for the above reasons.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome Receiver
This is the best value for the money on the market in A/V Receivers.I have owned this one since its inception and it has been great.I strongly recommend it to anyone!!! ... Read more

22. Motorola MA351 2.4 GHz Analog Cordless Phone with Caller ID (Silver)
list price: $59.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B000069UZA
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Motorola
Sales Rank: 2015
Average Customer Review: 2.77 out of 5 stars
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  • 2.4 GHz analog operation
  • Caller ID with a visual call waiting indicator
  • 10 speed-dial locations; headset capable
  • 3-line backlit LCD, backlit keypad
  • 6 hours battery talk time, 6-day battery standby

Reviews (39)

2-0 out of 5 stars A cool-looking, but mediocre performer
Synopsis: Motorola really knows how to make an aesthetically pleasing phone with a long-lasting battery life. However, calls are laden with enough static to make me look for another phone. Here's what I've noticed: The Good: * Three ring tones (Soft Beeping, Soft Ringing, Loud Ringing) * Backlit display (Green) * Rubber siding (Adds to the coolness factor) * Red LED light on the top of the handset (Flashes for incoming calls, remains on for the duration of your call) * Four-level volume control * Good voice clarity on all four levels of volume when in the vicinity (i.e., same room) of the base * Great battery life The Bad: * Interference usually occurs when in another room, is intensified near operating appliances (i.e., computer monitor, microwave), and is more than expected on a 2.4 GHz phone * Ring tones have no volume control * Green backlight is dim The Unknown: * Ten Speed Dial Presets - have not tested this * Caller ID - do not have Caller ID service I have been shopping for cordless phones for a few months now. I stumbled upon this phone a few days ago and decided to try it out. It's been about 4 days now and the one thing that stands out about this phone is that it has similar levels of interference as my old Panasonic 900 MHz phone. Needless to say, I am returning it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great Basic 2.4GHz Phone
After a lot of looking and many returned phones, I settled on this Motorola. It has all of the features most people need in a cordless, in a very compact and stylish form factor. It is also about the only normal looking phone on the market which discretely fits into your room, unlike all the wannabe Star Trek communcators out there...

-Form factor: Small and unobtrusive
-Good range and very clear reception
-Effective and easy to use caller ID features
-Very handy volume buttons on the side of the handset with several settings
-Great battery life

Cons: (mostly minor annoyances)
-Display is small and sometimes hard to read (although it is backlit)
-Message waiting indicator on base (for voicemail) does not work
-Some interference with my WiFi base station (although only when they are very close)
-Hard to hold against your ear with your shoulder

1-0 out of 5 stars no good!
Purchased last Christmas(2003) ringer is very weak, worked okay for a few months, now every call has static, which I see is not fixed by a new battery by the other reviews. Its cool looking by not good working.

3-0 out of 5 stars skeptic
I purchased mine in May '04. So far no problems but the phone is rarely used. I was going upgrade to additional models but I think I will hold out and see how long this one lasts. I was skeptical purchasing a motorola model after working for a cellular company and motorola's answer to all phone problems was one of three things your carrier, physical damage or water damage. Like I said so far no problems, clear sound and battery lasting a good length of time.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Product
My phone is at least 1 year old now if not older. It was given to me as a present and a good one too! <br /> <br /> Since I got it I couldn't be happier. It is perfect as a home cordless phone or as an office phone, given that it has a very special mute button and has a place to plug in a headset. It is very durable too. It works great for me, no noise, no static. It is even ok with my DSL and wireless connections.<br /> <br /> I think buying a phone is a very personal thing, everyone has their own priorities, I recommend you giving this phone a try! Especially at the price that it sells for now (when mine was purchased, it was 2 times more expensive if not more). ... Read more

23. Canon BJC-85 Portable Color Bubble Jet Printer
list price: $299.00
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Asin: B00004SGBW
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Canon Computer Systems
Sales Rank: 4889
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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The Canon BJC-85 color bubble jet printer is an exceptional combination of lightweight portability and professional-quality desktop printing--a remarkably fast, commanding little printer, enabling you to produce letters, memos, and reports on all your excursions. The perfect companion to your desktop or laptop, both Mac and PC compatible, the Canon BJC-85 color bubble jet printer is practical for travel and use just about anywhere with its long-life battery (and optional battery pack) and the AC adapter. Plus, fast built-in infrared IrDA wireless technology lets you print without a cable connection.

Sleek size is just an introduction to the printer: documents print in crisp 720 x 360 dpi black and at a surprisingly swift speed--for a portable printer--of five pages per minute in black and white and two pages per minute in color. These rates are supported by a 30-sheet paper feed for continuous printing. The crisp and vibrant colors delivered by the Canon BJC-85 color bubble jet printer on charts, graphs, and photos are necessity, not luxury, whether you are home or away. With the addition of the optional IS-12 color image scanner cartridge you can transform the BJC-85 into a sheet-fed color scanner, which is an outstanding opportunity to gain two compact and portable machines in one.

Even with the AC adapter and optional battery included, the Canon BJC-85 weighs in at just 4.5 pounds. Printing while on the road or in the air is easy when you carry the Canon BJC-85 color bubble jet printer's impressive high quality with you. A universal power adapter, color and black ink cartridges, and a CD-ROM with printer/scanner drivers are included. Canon offers a one-year limited warranty on parts and labor with SelectExchange on the BJC-85 printer. ... Read more


  • Lightweight color Bubble Jet printer
  • USB and parallel ports, Mac and PC compatible
  • IrDA technology for wireless printing
  • 720 x 360 resolution in color or B&W
  • Up to 5 ppm black printing

Reviews (18)

5-0 out of 5 stars Small, Convenient, Works Great!!
The Canon BJC-85 is a small, lightweight printer that is easy to pack and works wonderfully well. It has both parallel and USB connections for PC's or MAC's. The quality of the black text printing is very good - especially when you consider the small size and light weight of this printer. The color printing is also amazingly good. The software loads easily, and I had mine up and running in a matter of minutes attached to my laptop. You'll need to buy either a parallel or USB cable, since it isn't included. Canon has the best reputation, by far, of all the brands who make portable printers and this is their newest model. This is really a terrific little printer that is well worth the price for people on the road who need to print from their laptops.

4-0 out of 5 stars Just what I was looking for..
This printer is a convenient size for someone with limited desk space or for taking it with you when traveling. The battery pak mentioned that can be used with this printer is available through DELL. It may take a bit of searching to find it. Click on Printers, then look for the Canon BJC-85, then click on more details under the printer icon, then related products on the next screen. It does not state for BJC-85 but it is the correct battery pack or ask Dell for reassurance, I did! I have been very pleased with the print quality of such a small printer, even the graphics are great. For Word Processing that requires mostly black ink, use the large BCI-10 Ink Cartridge it is better than the small black tank you use with color printing. I have not been able to locate the Infrared Driver for it does anyone know where that can be acquired? I am more than pleased with this quality and size of this printer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Print Word Documents From Your Palm
If you add DataVid's Documents To Go 4.0 (available from Amazon) to your Palm; and if you also add Docs To Print and IR Print (available from; you can then -- work on -- and print MS Word files from your Palm to the Canon BJC-85 via IR (infrared) -- no cords or PC required.

The printing I get when using my Palm and Canon BJC-85 isn't letter quality. But the Canon BJC line of printers are the smallest, most portable letter-size printers available today. And being able to -- work on -- and print MS Word presentations and proposals from my Palm while on the road is extremely convenient.

(The above software combination, incidentally, will enable you to also print to other IR capable printers such as desktop models from HP and portable A6 paper-size units from Sipix.)

The BJC-85 also provides the option of swapping out the color cartridge -- and replacing it with a much larger black cartridge -- which is very helpful, especially since the ink capacity on this printer is quite limited.

(As a watch-out: be sure to aim your Palm at the Canon BJC-85's IR port from at least seven inches away, otherwise the connection won't be made. I learned this after e-mailing someone at Docs To Print, who was most helpful.)

Being able to print letter-size documents on the road directly from my Palm is another good reason to leave my heavy laptop computer -- at home -- where it belongs!

3-0 out of 5 stars Poor paper feed
I have owned BJC 70 and BJC 80. Both have difficulty feeding automatically. I have had to guide each single piece of paper in order for the feed to catch.

I have also gone through a power supply. Currently my power button is not operating and cannot turn on.

I paid the high price of $300 for dependabilty thinking that it was reliable but the variety of mechanical failures have caused me to look for another brand name. I do love the portability design, but I guess design does not equate with dependability.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, with one discrepancy (sp?)
This is a good quality printer. I like it. There's only one thing I don't like. The ink tanks (cartridges) are small. It seems like I'm always putting in a new one. And of course, they have to have all three colors in one tank so that the remaining ink of the other two colors gets wasted. At least the tanks are cheap. ... Read more

24. Sony SRF-HM33 Walkman FM/AM Stereo Headphone Radio with 20 Preset Stations
list price: $44.99
our price: $39.99
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Asin: B00005NND2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 807
Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars
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  • FM/AM Stereo Digital Synthesized Tuner
  • 15 FM/ 5 AM preset stations
  • LCD tuning display; large volume controls
  • Digital clock and battery power indicator
  • Light reflector on adjustable split headband

Reviews (10)

2-0 out of 5 stars Inexpensive, but still not worth it
I admit it; I was drawn by the low price like a moth to the flame. I've had fairly good experiences with Sony products in the past and expected quality. Well, as the saying goes, "One gets what one pays for."

I live in a moderately large metropolitan area and have never had many problems with reception of local FM stations until now. Unless I have the sensitivity switch set to "Dx" (which dramatically reduces the sterio separation and apparently increases the background "hiss" or S/N ratio) I can barely receive anything at all. Even using this setting, reception is marginal at best.

Unless your expectations are lower than mine, I recommend that you purchase another headphone radio.

One other thing--I read the review of the woman who reports to use this set to receive television signals. I have no idea what she's referring to; I don't believe Sony markets this device as anything other than an AM/FM receiver.

Until I came across this radio, I was beginning to think I would not find one that would work for me. I tried 2 different models of headband radios that made the skin on my ears sore within the first hour of wearing them. I returned those radios. The Sony SRF-HM33 is very comfortable, even after wearing it all afternoon. It is durably constructed. It fits loosely on my head, which is okay, since I just listen to news and music while working. Even though I work in a basement, the reception is not static and the stereo sound is great. This radio has a good antenna.

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding headphone - the best on the market today!
This is by the far the best AM/FM headphone radio I've owned and I have owned quite a few. I searched every electronic store in my area trying to find a headphone like this and could only find it through

The clarity of the radio reception is excellent. Having 20 preset stations makes it so easy to switch stations when you don't like the song playing on the current station. This is also the most comfortable headphone radio I've had. I can wear it for hours and it never gets uncomfortable. I also can't deal with having the wired headphones or the ones you wear on your arm, so this one is ideal.

I actually liked this headphone so much I bought two more, one to keep at work and one to give to my husband. He likes it as much as I do.

For the people who gave this product such poor ratings, you must be abusive with your things. I use my headphone so much and switch stations constantly and I have never had any problems with it.

I highly recommend this headphone for anyone wanting a reliable, comfortable, great reception radio, with no wires and the ease of changing stations at the touch of a button.

1-0 out of 5 stars Terrible Reception
I returned this headset after 5 minutes of use. AM and FM reception are horrible despite antenna. Could not listen to a strong local station without constantly turning my head. Very disappointed.

1-0 out of 5 stars Didn't Last Long
I bought one of these and it worked great for about a month. Then the right channel started to cut out, probably from a loose connection. Now I'll have to send it back to Sony. ... Read more

25. PalmOne m515 Color Handheld

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Asin: B00005Y1Z7
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: PalmOne
Sales Rank: 3108
Average Customer Review: 3.53 out of 5 stars
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The release of the Palm m515 handheld proves that Palm listens to customers and is willing to make changes. Thanks to the indifferent customer response to the lackluster color screen of the Palm m505 (released in 2001), the Palm m515 boasts a much brighter display and contrast controls that were missing in its predecessor.

We were among the many who voiced disappointment with the Palm m505, and while the m515's color screen still isn't at the top of the class, it's an obvious and welcome improvement. With display support for over 65,000 colors, icons and images (viewed in the included PhotoSuite application) have a nice richness and depth of color. However, as the screen resolution is only 160 by 160 pixels, the m515 doesn't achieve the crispness found in the Sony T615 (which has a 320 by 320 pixel resolution). But ultimately, unless you need a high-end multimedia viewer integrated into your handheld, you should be suitably happy with the m515's display.

There are only three levels of brightness contrast control--high, low, and off. At first we were taken aback by the "off" setting, as it rendered the screen almost invisible in our office, but it's fine for outdoor usage and will help conserve battery power.

With its curved angles, thin design, and light weight, the Palm m515 feels very comfortable, both in the palm of your hand and resting in your pocket. Also, with the m515's 33 MHz DragonBall VZ processor, we found switching applications to be very fast.

The applications and desktop software (version 4.01 for Windows and version 2.6.3 for Mac) haven't changed, and that's just fine with us. (Note that a beta version of Palm Desktop 4 for Mac OS X is available for download.) The Palm interface is one of the most elegant and simple to understand--yet powerful--operating systems around.

But Palm adds more power with a variety of add-on applications that you can choose to install, ranging from Documents To Go for viewing and editing Word and Excel documents, to Palm's collection of mobile connectivity apps, to the aforementioned PhotoSuite for viewing images and short movies. Our favorite is AvantGo, an app that downloads Web content to the m515 whenever you synchronize, which enables us to keep up with the latest world news as well as Aussie Rules Football scores. You can add even more content and applications via the expansion slot, using optional Secure Digital or MultiMediaCard memory cards.

You can choose to synchronize the Palm m515 with the Palm Desktop application or link to Microsoft Outlook (Windows only). Palm Desktop is more than adequate, but if you are in a corporate environment and Outlook is your scheduling/e-mailing/tasking brain center (which it is for us), the synchronization is seamless.

Overall, we're very happy with the Palm m515--it's quick on its feet, has a nice color display, and is loaded with great software additions that can enhance both your productivity and your fun. --Agen G.N. Schmitz


  • Improved color screen--brighter, with contrast controls
  • Good range of additional software, from Internet connectivity to e-book reader
  • Expansion slot enables you to add even more content and applications to customize the m515 to your needs
  • Easy synchronization with Palm Desktop or Microsoft Outlook
  • Continued use of high brightness level can wear on batteries
  • Palm Desktop for Mac still behind the times, but new software on the way
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  • Palm organization and style at an affordable price
  • Easy to learn and use--even if you've never used a handheld before
  • Mini-USB connector allows easy transfer and backup to computer
  • Keeps addresses, appointments, and important information safe and secure
  • What's in the box: Palm m515 handheld, USB HotSync cradle with built-in battery charger, Getting started manual, Palm Desktop software and bonus software, Complete documentation, Protective flip cover

Reviews (103)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Colour Palm For It's Time
The Palm m515, in my words, was the saviour for Palm's goof: m505.

Compared to the m505, the m515 came with 8MB more memory (a total of 16MB), and a brightness control, which help made it the best of all Palms. It has the look of the old V series, 16MB, hi-res colour, and expandability (uses Multimedia and Secure Digital cards), this Palm is the best idea since the first one.

(My wife uses my old m515, which replaced her m130. My parents also still uses their m515.)

The rechargeable battery, which isn't replaceable, stays charge for about two weeks. I suggest you get a cigarette charger if you're on the road a lot.

There are many third-party software, hardware, and accessories still available for the m515--more than what's available for it's replacement model the Tungsten E.

If you want a professional, slick, and/or versatile PDA that is inexpensive and fairly new, then I would suggest the m515.

Don't waste you money on the m505. And, I wouldn't suggest the m500--why spend the money for all the technology and get no colour screen?

If you want a new model and want hardware attachments (utilizing the universal connector), I suggest getting a Tungsten T2/T3 or the Zire 71.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good but not perfect
I owned a Palm III for four plus years and was very happy with it. Then my purse was stollen with the Palm in it and I was forced to update. I read the reviews on the Palm M130 and decided it was for me. I ordered it without visiting a store to check out the real thing and I found that it was much thicker and heavier than my Palm III. I keep my Palm in a wallet organzier and I could barely close the wallet with the M130 in it. Therefore, I returned it and I am awaiting my refund. In its place, I purchased the M515 instead. SO far, I am very happy with the 515, especially its width. The only annoying thing about the product is that they have an attractive slip on leather cover but the cover will not stay on the Palm. Otherwise, the software was very easy to install and the Palm is meeting all of my needs. The color screen is nice and the battery has not worn out yet after one week of use. Why can't they make the cover work though? I never had a single complaint about my Palm III.

3-0 out of 5 stars Worked great for about a year
I absolutely loved this handheld until it stopped syncing.

When I started having this issue I contacted Palm immediately. They said it was a problem with static electricity - or something like that - and promised to send me a card to reset the thing. Well they took months to send it and it still didn't work. Now my warranty is over and they won't honor my claim although it started during the warranty period. I am not going to pay $125.00. It just isn't worth it.

Now it is nothing more than a play toy for my children.

2-0 out of 5 stars Great Palm until it dies an early death.
Let me start by saying that the only reason I did not give this Palm only 1 star is because while it was working, I absolutely loved it. This was a great Palm pilot and I used it for pretty much everything. I loaded it up with third party software, filled my expansion card with e-books and played games with very few problems. I cannot highly recommend this unit and give it a 5 star rating due to the short life span compared to the price of $300 - $400 when I bought it a little over a year ago.

I started with a Palm xe, then a Palm IIIc, and ended up with a Palm m515. The Palm xe literally fell apart - the buttons snapped apart making it useless. When the Palm IIIc stopped working, I gave Palm the $125 to refurbish my unit which they did. Then about a year later it was accidentally put into the laundry while I was in the hospital after giving birth to my daughter, which is how I ended up with the m515. Now, just over a year later my Palm m515 just stopped working.

As much as I miss my Palm, I can't justify giving Palm another $125 to "refurbish" my unit or go out and purchase another brand new unit for $200 or more. I have spent SO much money on Palm PDA's and related items over the last three or four years that I feel like a junkie. I've been doing my research here at Amazon trying to find out if Sony is any better and it seems they are pretty much the same.

The irony is that Palm is selling products that do so much, but if you use all of the functionality, you drastically limit the life of the unit. So until these guys can make a sturdier product that has a longer life, they have lost me as a customer. And COME ON, give us a replaceable freaking battery already!

1-0 out of 5 stars Hot Sync Problems
I really really liked my palm until one day it stopped syncing. I didn't do anything to it, it just no longer made a connection with the USB on my computer. My warranty was up so I had to pay if I wanted to talk to the Palm tech support people. I did some searching on the internet and discovered that many others had the same problem--funny Palm made no mention of that as I went through all the trouble shooting wizards on their website. Also really irritating that they do not have a way to solve the problem. Palm does have a program that will drain the battery which apparantly makes the palm sync again, but many Internet posts have said that this makes the battery fritzy thereafter. I have purchased a serial cradle which apparently is free of the syncing problem to hopefully allow me to use my palm again. No matter how good the product is, if it doesn't sync with my computer it is WORTHLESS. ... Read more

26. Creative Webcam Live! Pro - 73VF008000000

our price: $65.99
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Asin: B00067KT94
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Creative Labs
Sales Rank: 5110
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27. Garmin GPS 12 Personal Navigator (12 Channel)
list price: $231.80
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Asin: B00000J40W
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Garmin
Sales Rank: 8998
Average Customer Review: 4.31 out of 5 stars
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The Garmin GPS Personal Navigator provides anaffordable choice for outdoor adventurers who want a basic, dependable, andhard-working 12-parallel-channel GPS handheld. It offers fast satelliteacquisition in the toughest conditions--even in heavy tree cover.

The GPS 12's rugged, waterproof case features military tough construction, andits rocker keypad design provides true one-hand operation. The 12-channelreceiver locks into satellites fast and stays locked on, even in extremeconditions. It features 20 reversible routes with up to 30 points each, plus MOBand TracBack modes. You can store up to 500 waypoints, 1,024 track log points,and 9 proximity waypoints. The large, crisp display gives you a clear picture ofwhere you are. You'll get a host of advanced navigation features like enhancedmoving-map graphics, average and maximum speed data, and trip timers. The unitgets up to 24 hours of battery life with 4 AA batteries. ... Read more


  • 20 reversible routes with up to 30 points each, plus MOB and TracBack modes
  • Large, easy-to-read display
  • Keypad designed for 1-hand operation
  • Built military tough

Reviews (13)

4-0 out of 5 stars The best value for the money
My GPS 12 cost only slightly more than the ETrex units, and was a giant leap ahead in quality. After comparing reviews of the Garmin and Magellan units, I concluded that the GPS 12 would be the most reliable, and it really does seem to be. Once it aquires the available satellites, it really stays locked on--I've used it in the car on the passenger seat, on the armrest, in my lap, and it doesn't lose its position. I've even held it to a tiny airplane window and tracked my flight accurately. The biggest issue with lower-end GPS units seems to be their ability to hold a lock, and this one performs extremely well.

There are two major limitations to this unit. First, it doesn't have an external antenna jack, so you can't add an external antenna (except a rebroadcasting antenna, and they're pricy). Second, the flat panel antenna means that you basically need to hold the unit level to work properly. You can't stick it in your shirt pocket, as you could a unit with a helical antenna. The ETrex units have the same limitations, so if you really care about these features you'll have to look at the next model up. It hasn't really been a problem for me.

The display doesn't have a map--no unit in this pricerange has a map feature--but I find I don't miss it. It does display your track, which I've used pretty successfully as a sketchy "map". The GPS 12 has more track and waypoint memory than the ETrex.

One minor complaint I've had is that the unit can take a little while to establish its initial satellite lock. Since I live in the suburbs, I'm usually surrounded by houses--and the hilly terrain of Pittsburgh. So it may not be the unit's fault that it can't see the sky very well.

All in all, I'd say the GPS 12 is about the best value you can get for the money. If you want any noticeably advantage over this unit, you can expect to take a big step up in price.

4-0 out of 5 stars Garmin GPS 12
The unit has excellent satellite reception and even acquires satellites inside some buildings. Battery life is supposed to be 24 hours, but I've had them go much down quicker. Bring along spares. The GPS12 is very accurate and easy to understand. I use mine with the data cable (an extra that should be included) and my laptop for color, moving maps. Incredible. I wish Garmin would include the cigarette lighter adapter too as these are sometimes hard to find. it's a great value too if you don't need built in maps!

4-0 out of 5 stars The closest thing to the best
I owe 2 of these and just recently bought a etrex . The GPS 12 is still far better . I get a signal just about anywhere , easy to use . I've had these for years and would buy them again . There're worth every penny .

5-0 out of 5 stars GPS 12 - A Sleeper
At first glance this device is very deceptive. No fancy color display; just a few little buttons. A closer look still deceives: No map capabilities, no external antenna hook-up; and without the batteries inside, it's almost as light as a feather.

But this unit is no lightweight when it comes to navigational support. I have kept this device in my vehicle for the past three years and have lost count of the times it has kept me from getting turned around. I can count the number of times it has kept me on the trail and back to home without a false move. I keep a detailed journal of such trips on my web site.

Even after all this time, it's still very satisfying to know that I can load in some map coordinates, and just set out to my destination, without worrying about getting there. My greatest trek to date is a 1500-mile journey to the wilderness of Maine, where we consistently hit all our marks without a hiccup. One of those days would have been impossible or ended tragically without the GPS.

Recently I decided to purchase a new GPS and considered selling the GPS 12. But after a few days with the new unit, I decided the GPS 12 still had plenty to offer me for my type of use (Off-road driving). I think it will be with me for many years to come!

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Durable, Works Great In Hard Conditions
I've used the Garmin 12 for the last 4 years in the desert of Northwest Kenya. It has endured the sand, heat, sun and abuse I expose it to. I've never even bought a case for it! It's even tracked well in the pocket of my shorts while hiking. If you are needing a handheld GPS that is TOUGH and BASIC, this is the one for you. ... Read more

28. Sony CDP-CE375 5-CD Changer
list price: $170.00
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Asin: B00005I9RU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2508
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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The Sony CDP-CE375 5-disc changer features a carousel tray and play exchange, with a play 1/exchange 4 system. The CDP-CE375 plays both regular CDs and CD-R/RW so you can also listen to your own mixes on your home audio system. The front panel features a 7-segment fluorescent display along with a jog dial with Direct Access track selection.

Features include play exchange, repeat play, track scan, and a fade in/fade out function for five seconds of fading time on either end of the track. The CDP-CE375 has a 32-track programmable memory and a peak-level search feature, which scans through the disc for the loudest section to set correct volume levels.

The CDP-CE375 has several audio options to connect the CD changer to your home audio system, including two analog outputs (1 RCA and 1 fixed/variable), one digital output, and one headphone jack.

What's in the Box
CD player, Remote Commander remote control, 2 AA batteries, 1 RCA cable, user's manual, and warranty information. ... Read more


  • 5-disc carousel CD changer
  • Play exchange, peak level search, and repeat play
  • Jog dial with Direct Access track selection
  • Analog out (1 RCA, 1 fixed/variable), digital out, and headphone jack
  • Measures 17.00 x 4.38 x 15.75 inches (W x H x D)

Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars Intermittent CD Player
I have returned this unit twice to no avail. It has an irritating flaw of not recognizing/not loading a CD and skipping its place in the tray. Sometimes it plays all five CDs, sometimes only one. Not what I expected from Sony.

3-0 out of 5 stars Sony's CDP-CE375 May Have Some Flaws!
My Sony CDP-CE375 5-disc carousel changer had a major flaw which may or may not be present in all their units. When loading a cd in tray 1 often the cd player would not drop the disc down into it's play position and therefore the front info. panel would say "No Disc". You would have to press "open" and then "close" it again before the cd player would then do it the proper way. This can be very irritating to say the least. This particular cd player does have remote control as well as a headphone jack. There are volume controls on the remote which allow one to control the volume when using the headphone jack. There's also a jog dial to quickly switch tracks. You can play cd's, cdr's and cdrw's in the unit. A cool function of this unit is that you can change discs while one is playing. Also, this player has digital optical out if you want to record cd's digitally from the player to a cd recorder. The sound quality is excellent and I had no problems playing back cdr's or cdrw's. A good unit if the above mentioned problem didn't exist. ... Read more

29. Panasonic RQ-A220 Cassette Player/Recorder
list price: $59.99
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Asin: B00008N6XJ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Panasonic
Sales Rank: 2337
Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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Dust off those cassettes and let this compact, feature-packed portable cassette player/recorder breathe new life into old tunes. The RQ-A220 offers auto-reverse performance, a built-in condenser microphone, and 3x recording for maximizing tape duration during meetings, classes, and other taping opportunities where length is a bigger concern than recording quality.

A built-in AM/FM tuner gives you access to your favorite radio stations, so you don't even have to grab cassettes on your way out the door. Tired of headphones? Listen through the unit's integrated three-speaker playback system. Extra Bass System (XBS) heightens bass response during headphone playback.

The unit runs for about 24 hours on playback (20 hours recording) on two AA batteries (not included). A three-LED indicator keeps you apprised of battery status.

What's in the Box
Cassette recorder, stereo headphones, hand strap, and a user's manual. ... Read more


  • Stereo, auto-reverse cassette recorder with built-in condenser microphone; 4.375 x 3.375 x 1.5 inches (W x H x D)
  • AM/FM tuner with slide-rule tuning
  • 3x record time slows tape speed to accommodate lengthy recording programs
  • Up to 24 hours playback and 20 hours recording with 2 AA batteries (not supplied)
  • Includes hand strap and stereo headphones

Reviews (5)

5-0 out of 5 stars Gimpier than its predecessor
I stand behind my earlier review of this much used, highly practical item. It stays with me day and night--for playing and recording (with a Sony stereo add-on mic). Count it a small but admittedly irritating matter that this model does have a minor problem compared to its predecessor: the plastic feet in the base are not large and stable enough to prevent the unit from constantly toppling over. It will stand up on its own providing you're willing to "balance" it and keep the cat away from any adjacent surfaces. On the other hand, despite the number of times the unit has rolled over, the tape mechanism keeps rolling right along.

4-0 out of 5 stars decent cassette recorder
I bought this cassette recorder based on the reviews of other customers. I was looking for a cassette recorder with accurate pitch duplication.
I had also ordered two Sony WM-GX221 Walkmans which both were off more than 30 cents sharp...and off by the same amount.
The Panasonic was a little less off (less than 30 cents sharp)
so I decided to keep the Panasonic.
If anyone finds a walkman sized cassette recorder with better pitch accuracy, please let me know. it's been really difficult to find something better than the old Sony walkmans that I had before (which Sony no longer manufactures).

4-0 out of 5 stars Nifty little portable stereo!
I bought the Panasonic RQ-A220 Cassette Player/Recorder after working part-time at a Radio Shack. Of all the things in the store, I thought this portable recorder was one of the niftiest things I saw there.

For months, I wanted to transfer my music cassettes to my Mac after endlessly trying to find CDs or even MP3s over the net of the many rare songs I love (and have owned for years) but couldn't find anywhere. When I saw this cassette player/recorder, I thought "Bingo!". I bought a Y adapter, connected the single stereo plug to the RQ-A220 and the two RCA ends to the back of my Mac (which has RCA and S-video connections) and used a freeware called Coaster (it creates AIFF files. It's for Mac OS 9 only) and after converting the AIFF tracks with iTunes, voila, instant MP3s of my favorite music. Coaster is extremely easy to use and it's free! The sound from my cassettes with the RQ-A220 is CD quality. In fact, the songs sound better than those I ripped from my CDs.

The RQ-A220 almost has everything: it's a voice recorder. You can connect a stereo microphone to it if the built-in microphone doesn't cut it. It's a radio. It plays cassettes. It can record off the radio or another source (if you have the right cables of course). It has three tiny built-in speakers, which is what initially caught my attention. And included with the recorder is a set of stereo headphones. When you listen to music with it (or when I connect the Y adapter to the headphone input), you can listen to music as is or with Extra Bass System, which gives a better sounding quality. I use the XBS option when I make my MP3s.

The sound from the three speakers is not super high quality but it's surprisingly good nonetheless, certainly for a product that fits in the palm of a hand. Oddly enough, of all the types of music, classical music and jazz sounds the best when listening to it through the three speakers, more so than pop (just good) or techno music (bad). And the speakers are perfect for listening to sports broadcast or any kind of talk radio.

There are two caveats about the RQ-A220: finding and keeping a radio channel is sometimes difficult because of the sensitivity of the tuner dial. And there's no 3v adapter to plug-in the cassette player/recorder to a wall socket when I need to work with it for long periods of time and batteries just ain't enough. I bought a 3v adapter (at Radio Shack, of course), so this problem was quickly solved but I still wish the adapter came with the recorder. As for the radio, well, a digital radio would have been better. If the RQ-A220 came with a digital tuner, I would have given it 5 stars instead of 4.

Keep this in mind: you can buy the RX-D20 boombox from Panasonic for almost the same price and you have a digital radio, a CD player with the RX-D20 and better speakers (we used the RX-D20 for our radio at the store and the sound from it was good). But you can't carry a boombox in your pocket or purse, so one has to pay a little extra for a more compact product.

All in all, I like this tiny stereo player/recorder. It's beautifully designed and the sound quality from it is excellent.

*BTW, the manufacturer specifically states on the product that it was built not in China, but Taiwan. Arf!

5-0 out of 5 stars cassette ---> CD
I purchased this to convert my taped records/cassettes to CD. So far, it has worked very well. I use Audio Cleaning Lab 2004 to import the music onto my computer and clean the tracks before burning to CD. It's smaller than I thought it would be - and I wish it had digital radio - but I think it's better than a tape deck. Sound quality is good. Use rechargeable batteries.

5-0 out of 5 stars Unique and Supremely Useful
I was afraid Panasonic would phase this item out. Like their SL-PH270, a portable CD player with built-in speakers, this is a pocket-sized device for musicians and listeners on the go who don't carry an MP-3 library and prefer not to be tied to headphones (as a result I use it frequently and ubiquitously). Moreover, it's the only model of its type that features stereo recording and reproduction, making it suitable for recording live music. Granted, the playback has little separation or bass, but the sound is still superior to comparable monophonic models, whose use is primarily for dictation.

For this latest model, Panasonic has sacrificed a bit of compactness to sound quality (there's an extra speaker). I preferred the lighter, smaller model, though the thing still easily fits in a jacket pocket.

Be forewarned that, though the machine will record radio broadcasts, the tuner's poor selectivity and sensitivity limit such use unless the headphones, which serve double-duty as an antenna, are plugged in. Also, contrary to Amazon's description, this machine doe not have auto-reverse. Finally, it's curious that Panasonic would produce a miniature cassette recorder capable of recording in stereo (through the stereo input) but then offer no microphone, even as an optional accessory (the on-board mic is strictly for mono recording). I solved that problem by purchasing the mini-stereo mic made by Sony (expect to spend more than the cost of the machine). ... Read more

30. Linksys WPC11 Wireless-B Notebook Adapter
list price: $59.99
our price: $39.99
(price subject to change: see help)
Asin: B000056SSM
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 639
Average Customer Review: 3.05 out of 5 stars
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Whether you're at your desk or in the boardroom, the Linksys InstantWireless network PC Card allows you to share printers, files, and more anywherewithin your wireless LAN infrastructure, increasing your productivity andkeeping you in touch.

The Instant Wireless card gives you the freedom to work your way, from where youwant--letting you take full advantage of your notebook PC's portability whileproviding you with access to all your network resources. A high-powered built-inDiversity antenna means that you're covered--at a distance of up to 150 meters(492 feet) inside and 500 meters (1,640 feet) outside. And since it occupiesonly one Type II PCMCIA slot, you're free to use your other slots for additionalaccessories. ... Read more


  • 11 Mbps high-speed transfer rate
  • Advanced Power Management features conserve valuable notebook PC battery life
  • Compatible with Windows Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP
  • Rugged metal design with integrated antenna
  • Works with all standard Internet applications

Reviews (393)

4-0 out of 5 stars A good wireless card, once you are past its setup
I telecommute full-time from home and decided to get wireless network gear to allow me to work from anywhere in my house. Based on my previous good experiences with their other products, I decided on a Linksys setup. Setting up the Linksys wireless router was a snap, but unfortunately this "matching" PCMCIA card was not nearly as easy to get working.

Windows ME:

My first few installation attempts were on WinME. The driver installer, on the provided Linksys CD, had problems locating the necessary files it needed to install. The CD was either missing files or the installer was looking in the incorrect folders. Either way, pretty sloppy. Downloading the latest drivers from fixed the installation problems. However, I was unable to get the card to make the wireless link with the access point.

Windows 2000:

Frustrated, I switched to the OS I should have installed it on in the first place, Win2k, where the drivers installed with no problems. However, again the card was unable to link with the router.

User Manual:

The manual supplied with the card, at first glance, looks promising. Flipping through, you see quite a few screenshots of their configuration utility (supplied on the CD) and a lot of text. However, I was disappointed and confused once I dug in. The text did little more than label the different configuration utility views and properties in each screenshot, providing little or no explanation for what the setting does and why. I could not even locate an explanation for what the LED's on the PCMCIA card indicated.

The most frustrating aspect of the user manual was the section I needed the most: troubleshooting. The troubleshooting section was a whopping two pages (not front and back) and consisted of three questions.

Linksys Technical Support:

Linksys has 7-day tech support, so I was able to contact them on a Sunday, which was nice. The quality of their technicians is what you would expect - good and bad. I first spoke with a guy for 30 minutes who was little help and, as I later found out, actually gave me some incorrect information. I called back later and managed to get a hold of one helpful technician that took literally 2 minutes to determine the problem and step me through fixing it. I also asked a few basic questions that the manual couldn't answer and the technician acknowledged that the user manual was "embarrassing" and "missing critical setup information".


The card works great! While the router sits in my basement, I tote my laptop around the house and am able to work in the living room, back patio, on the 2nd story, etc, and the download/upload speeds are as fast as my desktop, which is cabled directly to the router. Despite the problems I had, I would still recommend the card. If you have trouble configuring it, I would seriously advise skipping the manual and just calling Linksys tech support.

2-0 out of 5 stars Reoccurring annoying problem
I purchased this card about 6 months ago. I had no difficulties setting it up, but on the other hand I have a lot of computer experience. However, I believe that even with limited computer experience one can set this card up pretty easily. Windows installers are rather self-explanatory nowadays, and LinkSys' installation guide is decent.

Even post-install the card works pretty well. However, I have been having a problem with the card occasionally not being able to connect to my LinkSys wireless router. This happens once every 5-6 laptops start-ups/stand-by resumes. Once I go into card properties and change the Transmit Speed, from say 'Full Auto' to '11MB' it finds the router and all is well. But this keeps happening over and over again. It becomes very annoying after a month or two. I am using the card with a Toshiba Tecra 8100 laptop, running Win2k, with all the latest patches, etc. The card driver is the newest available.

With the on-network/off-network problem regularly coming up and annoying me, I would not purchase this card again. However, I don't know whether other brands like D-Link would work any better, but just maybe it would. So try other brands instead, especially if you have a Toshiba Tecra 8100.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Easiest Thing to Network Your Home
I originally purchased this LinkSys Wireless Network Card about 6 months ago. I had a terrible time setting it up in my apartment and couldn't get more than about 3 feet of range from it. I was having terrible problems with my wireless phone as well with the phone constantly channel surfing to get reception.

I have since then, purchased a new home and suddenly I find myself more than 75 feet away, 5 walls, and a whole floor away from my access point, and yet I am writing this review happily on my laptop via the LinkSys wireless network PC card. I can wander around the entire house surfing the internet with my laptop. Although the link quality states poor in some portions of the house (like right now for instances) I don't notice ANY difference in the connection speed while surfing the internet.

I have determined that the apartment complex had severe interference from the other 8 apartments that I shared either upstairs, downstairs, walls, floors, or ceilings with.

Bottom line, if you own a home and have little to no interference, you will be THRILLED with the performance of the LinkSys wireless network. Remember to blame your environment for the problems before you start pointing to the LinkSys products.

1-0 out of 5 stars Worst software support EVER.
This is the possibly the worst-supported piece of hardware that I have ever used, and I have been using computers regularly since the Commodore-64 days in the early 1980s. The hardware itself works just barely decently, but the software support is HORRIBLE. Don't buy this card expecting it to play nicely with Windows XP. XP does not even recognize that this is a wireless card, and therefore you cannot use Window's automatic configuration utility. Instead, you have to use Linksys's own utility, which is a total joke. It can't figure out what networks are in the area (so it's almost totally useless if you want to use it on a university campus, at an airport, etc.). And the software appears to have been written by grade schoolers: it is full of typos and misspellings, and if you try to, say, get help, a error dialog box pops up with a blank message -- all you can do is click "OK" to get it to go away. The sloppiness of the software is downright insulting to a paying customer.

Stay far, far away from this card.

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid this card & find something else
This card initialy worked fine for me. However as the months went by, the Linksys WPC11 would drop the signal. The connection on this card was so unstable that I could never get a consistent connection to my router for more than 5 minutes. Save yourself the trouble and look for another wireless card. ... Read more

31. Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 Joystick
list price: $79.99
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Asin: B00005NIMB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Microsoft
Sales Rank: 6558
Average Customer Review: 3.89 out of 5 stars
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  • 16 programmable functions; 8 buttons plus 8-direction hat
  • Rotating handle gives precise rudder control
  • 16-bit 25-MHz on-board processor delivers 100 different forces
  • Save and download programmed game commands into game-specific controller profiles
  • USB connection for plug-and-play ease

Reviews (38)

4-0 out of 5 stars Very nice force feedback joystick
If you're a (flight) simulator fan, this joystick is really worth the money. It is well built with a nice feel and feedback effects.

When I was shopping for force feedback joysticks I was torn between this and the Logitech "3D" model. I have to admit, the Logic had a nicer design. The stick itself had a slightly better feel and the throw on the throttle control was longer and more precise. However, I decided to go with the Microsoft model because of the positive experience I've had with their force feedback steering wheel. Just like the wheel, the construction on the joystick is very solid. I expect this will stand up to a lot of abuse.

This stick is not without it's drawbacks. First, the throttle control is a bit small. I would like something a bit bigger and with a bit more resitance. Second, the force feedback is only activated when you are fully grasping the stick. This is actually a neat feature, but can be annoying when you don't feel like "properly" holding the stick.

3-0 out of 5 stars NOT AS GREAT AS IT SEEMS!!!
I purchased the "Microsoft Sidewinder Force Feedback 2 Joystick" primarily for "Flight Simulator 2002 Profesional" and "Combat Flight Simulator 2". I went with Microsoft because I figured since they are the ones that designed the games, then their joystick is probably the most compatible with their games.

Some of the nice features of this joystick are the 16 programmable functions, and the rotating handle for precise rudder control. I also liked the fact that it is quite heavy in weight, allowing it to stay firmly on the desk as I maneuver the joystick around during gameplay.

Now for the bad features of this joystick. You have to fully grip the joystick in order to enjoy the force feedback feature. This can get tiring when you'd like to sit back and cruise at high altitudes. You would not need the force feedback feature when you are cruising at high altitudes anyway, but here is where the problem starts. I usually let go of the joystick and hold it lightly at the base to keep the aircraft centered. Apparently, there is a sensor in the joystick, and if it does not sense your hand fully grasping the stick, it lags over to one side (usually down, and to the left). This causes the aircraft to suddenly plummet out of the sky, drastically going off course. It is easy to recover with the smaller aircraft, however when you're using the 777 or 747, it gets really annoying!

If you have the auto-pilot engaged, the stick will lag over to one side. There is a button on the joystick which allows you to change your views (such as viewing the aircraft from the outside). If you reach over to change your views, the joystick senses your hand, the force feedback suddenly kicks in, and the joystick goes crazy for a couple of seconds by jumping to the left and the right. This causes the auto-pilot to kick off, and once again the aircraft plummets out of the sky!

I have learned to tap the "view" button very lightly, so the force feedback does not trigger. Another annoying thing is the fact that the throttle control is very small, and has absolutely no resistance. It is very difficult to set your throttle without accidentally giving too much or too little. These minute things can get very annoying during the gameplay. I was very eager to return this joystick and buy the "Logitech Wingman 3D", however there are mixed reviews for the Logitech as well. I guess there can never be a perfect joystick!

5-0 out of 5 stars in love
i am EXTREMELY happy with this joystick.
im a fan of the MechWarrior series, and i find this joystick is perfect for it. it has a throttle control which i love, a heavy base so i find i could concentrate on what im shooting rather than keeping it steady, the force feedback system works very well, and the detection system is a nice touch. it also centers itself with the FF, so im also find im not trying to keep it straight.
since im play online games with it, im constantly letting go of the joystick so i could type. when i let go the FF deactivates so i dont start running all over and get myself in trouble, i stay on a straight course.
theres also an ample amount of buttons on it, so you wont have to bind commands onto your keyboard. going to MechWarrior, there are lots of commands as its futuristic fighting machines. i have a use for every button on it.
i love this joystick, and ive always been a huge fan of Microsoft Sidewinder joysticks, and this is no exception. although ive never used it for anything other than MechWarrior, im sure it would be good for other types of games since its a solid build that when you let go, it stays where it is.

5-0 out of 5 stars AWESOME
This is the greatest joystick that was ever made. It has provided great flying entertainment, and I would never give mine up! I don't know why Microsoft discontinued it, but they'll need a great reason to satisfy the millions of gamers who have loved this great joystick. BUY ONE WHILE THEY'RE STILL AVAILABLE!

5-0 out of 5 stars A good value
I purchased the MS Force Feedback after a Logitech product of mine failed. I was happy with this stick seconds after installation! MS CFSII was a wholly different experience with force feedback. I cannot imagine playing any flight sim without force feedback. This is a good choice for anyone looking for a good product without spending a bunch of money on some of the costlier stuff I've seen out there. ... Read more

32. TX-8511 Stereo Receiver

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Asin: B00005T3WF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Onkyo
Sales Rank: 4940
Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars
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  • 100 watts x 2
  • High Current Design Amplifier
  • Sleep timer
  • RI compatible remote control
  • 2-year manufacturer¿s parts and labor warranty

Reviews (10)

5-0 out of 5 stars Outstanding!!!
Looking for a great sounding two-channel stereo receiver at a reasonable price?

I did a lot of research on receivers prior to deciding to go with the Onkyo TX8511. I found that the ratings all over the web for this unit were very good for a basic stereo receiver, I do agree. Features I wanted in a unit was, multi-zone, 2-channel stereo, phono hookup. It had to be a basic stereo system with good quality stereo sound. I decided to purchase the unit a few day's ago at Circuit City on 2/2/04 based on reviews, I paired it up with my newly purchased Bose Acoustimass 5 speakers. I rushed home excited to here the unit for the first time only to find myself disappointed, at first. The sound from the unit was harsh and lacked base response. I decided to run a burn-in on the unit, thinking it needed a break-in period as many new components do. I loaded up the CD deck with 6 CD's, set it to loop and let it run at half volume for roughly 50 hours with the speakers switched off. WOW what a difference, I'm glad I gave the unit a chance and time to burn-in, the sound amazes me each time I listen. The Bose are still in there break-in phase the sound just keeps getting better each time. The receiver drives good crisp highs and more then ample bass response, a few tweaks to the speaker arrange and viola awesome sound system. I have been overly impressed with the sound from this receiver in all aspects. I do notice a low hiss occasionally when playing CD's in my collection; I believe it is due to poor replication/recordings that have been digitally re-mastered. The FM tuner is weak; I live in the suburbs, which contributes to the week signals received. Though my Pioneer CX770 tuner and amp that I swapped out for the Onkyo TX8511 had no problem-receiving signals. The Onkyo TX-8511 is a good solid unit; paired up with the right components I believe there is no better unit for the price. Other comparable units I considered where Denon, Harmon Kardon and Yamaha which where priced towards the $500 dollar range, I wont compare apples to oranges. I give Onkyo credit for blowing all other competition away within the $300 price range.

Other units: Pioneer CX770 tuner and amp that was replaced with the TX8511. A Sony Home Theater, which is wonderful for deep sound while viewing DVD's. Technics and Onkyo that are roughly 20 years old also exhibit signal strength issues in my area too, which I would expect from units that old.

Great fullness & precision of sound
Neutral low distortion
Ease of use
Build quality

Spring-clip speaker connections
Weak FM reception

5-0 out of 5 stars It doesn't get any better than this!
If you are in the neighborhood for a new stereo receiver, but are not really looking for the extra expenses and features of a "home theater" receiver, than look no farther than the Onkyo TX-8511. This has got to be the best receiver I have ever owned. I bought it back in early 2000, and thus far, it has never let me down. Truly, it is a highly dependable rock-solid receiver. The sound quality is amazingly crystal clear with no distortion. Pull it out of the box, hook it up, and be prepared to hear your music in a whole new way. Also, with an FM sensitivity of 11.2 dBf, you'll be able to tune into your favorite radio stations easily with minimal interference.

It has 4 inputs (including a phono input for turntables that do not have a built in phono preamp) and 2 video inputs (which can be used for other uses too -- as I said, this is not a home theater receiver so it does not have the "home theater" features like Dolby Digital).

It also has some really nice features with it like:

*30 AM/FM presets plus the ability to "name" those presets up to 8 characters. (Example: instead of seeing "94.9 FM" on the display, you could program in the call letters of the radio station, or something else.)

*Direct access tuning (from unit's front panel only)

*Motorized volume control

*Telephone-style alphanumeric keypad on the unit's front panel

*Tape 2 Monitor loop for connecting either a 2nd tape player or a graphic equalizer

*4 speaker channels, so that you can run two sets of speakers (A, B, or A and B)

*Two switched power outlets on back (This works great for audio components that do not have an on/off button on their remotes)

*Impedance selector for setting up 4 or 8 Ohm speakers

*Analog volume, bass, treble, and balance controls (I like this better than the digital controls because it is alot easier to fine tune the sound.)

No other stereo receiver has managed to stand the test of time quite like this one. It may be a bit more pricy than some other standard stereo receivers, but it is well worth it! If you buy it, you will NOT be disappointed.

5-0 out of 5 stars Onkyo TX-8511ok
This is a great buy and has really good sound quality. Above all, it works very well with my phonograph,tape deck, casette player, and two channel speakers, which I send to two rooms. It is hard to find a receiver that works now with older components.
As one who has a vaste 33 rpm record collection, I am glad Onkyo
has this product and is selling it for a reasonable price. Note:It does not have an equalizer. By this I mean, on older stereo records that were not balanced, the sound comes out louder in one speaker than the other. The Balance control does not do much to correct this. Onkyo could improve this feature.
It does not have Dolby sound but sounds great anyway. The AM/FM
reception is good even though I have not yet hooked it up to an amplifier antenna. I highly recommend this product.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Receiver for a Great Price
The TX-8511 Onkyo Stereo Receiver is an affordable, efficient way to upgrade the quality of your sound system. This receiver even made my old set of speakers sound great. I recommend this receiver for people who just want the basics for their sound system. For me, it was important to have a phono input, because I listen to records. The TX-8511 has the phono input as well as inputs for anything else you might want to hook up (e.g., CD players, multiple tape decks, etc.). It is also really quiet, with no buzz or hum whatsoever. It is clean, lean, and mean. The 100 watts per channel is more than sufficient to raise the roof, if you feel the need.

Besides its excellent performance, I also appreciated how easy it was to set up. The instructions were clear and written with simplicity, and everything is labeled clearly on the receiver itself. It only took a few minutes to get everything working. This is such a great unit that I hope that Onkyo doesn't do something ill-advised like discontinue it.

4-0 out of 5 stars Merry Xmas to myself.
I bought this receiver so I could swap it with an earlier Onkyo Tuner which is >15 years old. The key feature is the remote control. Such a nice feature when listening to John Madden or those annoying loud commercials. Other than that I enjoy both models about the same. In fact if I could add remote control to my older model I would be just as happy.

Be careful when reading the instruction manual as the layout is okay but in alot of cases just doesn't apply, so you will spend alot of time looking for stuff that doesn't exist.

I love Onkyo and will buy more products from them. ... Read more

33. HP Deskjet 3820 Inkjet Printer
list price: $98.00
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Asin: B000067R8V
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Sales Rank: 12126
Average Customer Review: 2.39 out of 5 stars
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The HP DeskJet 3820 offers a great combination of quality and price. Delivering crisp 600 dpi black printing at up to 12 ppm and clear 2,400 dpi in color at up to 10 ppm, the 3820 easily meets demanding home and home office printing needs.

USB and parallel connectivity provide convenient setup for both PC and Mac users, and the optional HP JetDirect print server supports home networking. Additional features include an easy one-touch print cancel button, HP PhotoREtIII color layering technology, intuitive driver software, and a low-ink indicator light with an onscreen ink-level indicator. ... Read more


  • Prints up to 12 ppm black, 10 ppm color
  • 600 dpi black resolution, 2400 dpi color
  • 100-sheet input tray with envelope guide
  • USB and parallel interfaces; PC and Mac compatible
  • Optional HP JetDirect print server for home networking

Reviews (56)

1-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Piece Of JUNK!!
I was a satisfied HP customer since the old times of deskjet 550. I bought this unit a little over a year, used it sparingly, until the well famous "small cog" broke. I remember this happened while the 2nd black cartridge was half full ( HP, are you intentionally making this junk fail so I spend another $100 in another one of your printers in less than a year??). I called HP parts service and of course, NO FAIR SOLUTION - THE COG IS NOT SOLD. Their only "offer" was to send the printer back to HP, PLUS $59, and they would ship a "refurbished" one. So, are they keeping the cogs to make a final price of $159 for the printer? Since I REFUSE to buy a new printer, I wanted to make this junk at least pay off the ink cartridges until they empty themselves, so I found the website where Mr. G will fix the broken cog for a very fair price. I'll make this machine sweat its price until it dies, and believe me, no more cheap HP printers after this one!! I'm done with HP!!

1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of CRAP
I think the HP 3820 is the worst printer I have ever owned. It is noisy, slow, and I have had endless driver problems. Don't buy one, you can do a LOT better!

1-0 out of 5 stars Piece of Crap.
Lasted for two black printer cartriges. Now it is a paper weight. Back door fell off long ago because the tabs broke, after the warranty expired of course, so I rebuilt the tabs myself using super glue and it worked fine again until it just decided it wouldn't accept new printer cartriges anymore. DO NOT BUY. This is a shoddily made product. Welcome to the new era at HPQ.

1-0 out of 5 stars Just don't want one!
I bought my HP 3820 a few months ago. Like that other review stated, the 3820 makes all kinds of noises, and it keeps the user waiting forever before it finally-usually just starts spitting out strange characters rather than meaningful information. I tried to print an envelope for a resume about the third or fourth time that I used my 3820, but my 3820 could hardly even feed envelopes that were absolutely properly fed and properly aligned (and a correct paper size indicated by my Microsoft word processor). I have seven years of print operations experience, and I have used dozens of printers of all kinds in my total of more than 11 years of computer room and print operations experience, and I can assure you that I did absolutely nothing wrong to make this 3820 fail on printing envelopes. After I gave up on trying to get my 3820 to correctly print an envelope I cancelled the print, reset the printer, and then I tried to print something else on regular paper, but my printer has not been able to even feed a sheet of paper ever since it refused to correctly feed my envelopes. There is nothing blocking the feed, and I heard no noises indicating anything breaking or popping loose whenever the envelopes had previously gone thru it and come out printed all wrong. The printer now acts as if there is some variable that got turned on in its circuitry that is making it not want to feed from the tray, but I have tried resetting it in every way. This 3820 printer, in the few times that I got it to print before the envelope incident, never printed all that great of quality anyway, but now it is just a dead issue. This is my third and probably last HP printer period. I am also tired of having to reset printer cartridges that are designed to be difficult to refill (despite that I do have success refilling them with generic inks). (...)Should you see any good reviews anywhere by anyone wanting to sell you on one of these 3820 printers, then trust me, it is likely that what you are reading came from a person(s) just wanting to unload a worthless printer on you! Don't be someone else's sucker! The only reason that I gave this printer its ONE STAR rating is because there were no NEGATIVE STAR ratings from which I had to choose. Truthfully, YOU DO NOT WANT THIS PRINTER! I would stake my B.S. in computer science on it! As for the cartridge for this printer... you can find them empty online (...) (empties that have never ever been refilled), and then you can buy refill kits and refill them yourself (but don't try to fill the tanks based on the order of colors on the HP cartridges' labels, or you will have been steered into wasting your perfectly good empty cartrdges, because the colors are in the wrong order!!!) Just don't buy one!

5-0 out of 5 stars I love this printer! Don't listen to the other reviews!
This is, in my opinion, one of the best printers ever(for its price range). I have a few other priner like lexmark and epson, but this HP beats them into the ground. I have had this printer for a long time now and have gone through a few cartridges. So far my "cog" has not broken, and my back door never broke. This printer NEVER gave me any trouble. Anyway, onto the printer. The 4800x1200 dpi is gorgeous. After reprinting a picture that had been developed from a regular film camera, the printed one actually looked better. It is pretty fast and the cartridges last a descent amount of time.

I am not one of those people that says a printer is good after having just a few weeks. I have had this printer for more than an year. I don't know why people have problems with this printer, cause I didn't have any problems. Maybe it is cause I live in CANADA and maybe the shipment of printers that came here was better.

The support from HP was great. The people who spoke to me where very respectful and helpful. I don't know why others say it was bad.


Go to hell all the people that bad-mouth this printer! ... Read more

34. Linksys WPS11 Wireless-B Print Server
list price: $220.99
our price: $118.99
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Asin: B00005Y7DP
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Linksys
Sales Rank: 3708
Average Customer Review: 2.74 out of 5 stars
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  • Share a printer with everyone on your network
  • Integrates seamlessly through both Ethernet and Wireless connections
  • Remotely administered through your network connection
  • Supports a high data rate up to 11 Mbps
  • Stand-alone print server--no dedicated print server PC required

Reviews (68)

4-0 out of 5 stars Just what we needed...
This is a nice, compact, straightforward accent to our wireless network. Once the simple installation was completed (connect a parallel cable) the product has performed flawlessly for months. It was great to release the PC from it's print server duties.

4-0 out of 5 stars Frustrating to install but once done is a good product
I concur with many other reviews found here. Took me >2 weeks to get WPS11 working with BEFW11S4, WPC11, laptop (win95) and Epson C84 printer. Linksys manual/websites not helpful. Many suggestions found here got me part way along but I needed some of my own changes to get things working (plus a late miracle).

After trying linksys method removed everything (software) to start from clean:

1.Set up with Cat5e cable connections PC-router and router-WPS11. Printer connected and on.
2.Access WPS11 via web ( set up like router (SSID, WEP settings). Set WPS11 fixed IP address (
3.Install BiAdmin/Printer Driver as in manual. Run printer driver setup as Linksys manual to connect to printer. This was important to get printer port changed to LPT1:SCXXXXXX (Printserver) - where SCXXXXXX is name of WPS11.

At this point all good. Printed test page from BiAdmin or anything from windows application.

Went wireless: Powered everything down, removed cables, powered up router, then DSL, then WPS11 then PC. Now my problem, wireless connections OK and could print test page from BiAdmin/WPS11 web page but nothing from windows applications (printer communication error mesage).

Tried lots of variations - including disable Epson status monitor, changed spooling to print directly to printer. No luck.

E-mailed Linksys. Received prompt reply suggesting check my network protocols (to have TCPIP, IPX/SPX and NetBEUI). But I already did have these so I didn't change anything other than looking. Now the miracle - while replying to Linksys tried printing again from Netscape messenger and it worked wirelessly!!!!! Tried other applications -OK! Bemused - what did I do? Sorry I have no suggestions if you get similar problem other than e-mail linksys and pray for similar miracle?

I'm waiting to see what Linksys make of my "miracle". Generally I'm very happy with Linksys products (router set up straightforward) but I've suggested they improve WPS11 documentation. In the meantime search the web and pages here and you will find stuff that works.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great product, setup a pain!!
After using Linksys's other products (various wireless adapters, hubs, and switches) successfully, I felt it would be a safe bet to get this print server. Hardware installation is a breeze. Simply connect your printer's cable to the server, connect a CAT5 network cable between the server and a networked hub or switch (I used my wireless-B router/access point also by Linksys), and use either the web-based configuration screens or use Bi Admin that's included on the CD that comes with the server. Unhook the CAT5 cable, and you're ready to go. Or at least that's what I had hoped.

The wireless mode wouldn't work at all from my Win98SE PC, and it worked for 10 minutes before dying on my WinXP machine. After I read other reviews of people calling tech support, I felt that would have been a waste of time. Then I made a discovery that only the network-experienced computer user would catch. My PCI NICs on both machines were in the same IP range as my wireless, and I had thought that it was causing Windows to use my NICs to access the print server. Of course, this didn't work because I wanted wireless. As a test, I disabled the NICs. Voila!! I was able to access the print server without incident, but disabling the NICs was not a good permanent solution. So I made my NICs use only IPX/SPX and NETBIOS for networking (I don't file share over wireless due to security and its slow speed), and I use my wireless equipment for printing and internet access. My two PCs have been using the print server with 100% success. I'm not sure if the IP ranges themselves had anything to do with it, but using the other protocols for sharing works just fine for my two PCs.

One last important note about the web interface: it labels the IPs for the gateway and the subnet mask backwards. Bi Admin gets it right, though. My guess is that a firmware update will fix the web interface, though none was available at the time I wrote this review. I also highly recommend that DHCP is disabled on the server and set a fixed IP, use WEP encryption (as all of your wireless devices should, even if WEP is flawed - it's better than nothing), and password-protect it. That way a user will always know the IP when they want to use the web interface for configuration. So if anyone can't get the wireless mode to work on the print server, and you have NICs that are also using TCP/IP, try the aformentioned modification to see if this helps. Too bad it wasn't listed in the manual.

3-0 out of 5 stars I gave it a 3 for Maybe - See other reviews
I did not buy the B unit, but I did buy the WP11 and it was just an awful experience. Before buying this unit, check with others users to make sure your not asking for trouble.

1-0 out of 5 stars BAD Product - Don't fall for Free Support
In a nutshell this is one of the worst products I have ever bought. The advertising was misleading and the support was a long drawn out waste of time. Please Note: The WPS11 operates in 2 modes (Infrastructure & Ad-Hoc). This product may work well in Infrastructure mode. I can't say, as I bought it only for wireless print serving and that means Ad-hoc mode. Infrastructure uses other devices, where Ad-hoc is supposed to communicate directly with another piece of equipment ( a USB or a PCI card). I bought the print Server, 1 USB card and 1 PCI card. FIRST PROBLEM: Instructions are atrocious. They are just plain wrong. SECOND PROBLEM: if you can figure out how to set this up (I did after talking to several support people who did not know & 1 who told me to try setting it up using a hardwire), You must use a wire. You cannot set up this wireless device for wireless ad-hoc service, wirelessly. That's right, you must buy a Network card and a Network cable and hardwire it in order to set it up for ad-hoc. The reason is they default the unit to Infrastructure which needs an access point or other device to operate. Once I actually figured out how to set up the print server in ad-hoc (about 2 months later), I finally got it to basically work with the PCI card. At-a-boy Cisco system (parent of Linksys). But with the USB card, it was an extremely painful and agonizing journey just to get it to work. It took a new driver that came out months later. And when I did get it working, it would fail to connect about 30% to 50% of the time on a boot up. Over a period of a year plus, I talked with many support people and tried just about everything possible. LINKSYS DID NOT HAVE MY PREVIOUS PROBLEMS IN THEIR DATABASE. mmmmm No wonder they kept saying, we haven't had many problems with that unit. Their website does not allow you feedback the way Amazon does. They will only put the positive feedback on their website. Very dishonest in my opinion. I actually wrote up a set of instructions on how to set the WPS11 up in Ad-hoc mode and sent it to them. They didn't use it. They still have the poorly written instructions that you cannot follow. And they still claimed you could use it in Ad-hoc mode. THIRD PROBLEM: About 30% to 50% of the time whenever I boot up, the Wireless USB and Print Server will NOT establish proper communication. Sometimes, I get lucky and by clicking on "Connect" twice, it will connect. Yes twice. If you do it once, it will never connect. In fact if it's connected and you click on "Connect", it will disconnect. FOURTH PROBLEM: Customer service is a waste of time and energy. I believe (perhaps wrongly) that they know perfectly well there is a problem, but pretend they do not have it. The last supposedly top level support person was a guy named Lucas. He had me tear out all my cards and remove all other software and tried to claim it was because of the HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer). Now lets face it, anyone making a claim like this is just full of it. The old saying, if you can't impress them with knowledge, baffle them with bull crap.. Well, I do understands the HAL, but to verify without a doubt it was not the HAL (he was blaming the newer APCI HAL). I moved the PCI to another computer with the older Standard HAL. Guess what? That's right, the exact same problem. All this guy did was yank my chain. He would tell me things like "It works on my laptop". Oh great, I have a desktop.. No difference there huh? :o(. Or "I ran a continuous ping for two and a half hours and only got two time out". Nice going, what does that have to do with actually connecting the protocol to print? I must have asked him a dozen times to set up a desktop and PrintServer in ad-hoc and use it for a week or two. he did everything but. I tested this on 2 desktop computers (ACPI HAL & Standard HA:) and also on 2 operating systems (windows 2000 & windows 98) and it has the same failure. It will not consistently connect to the print server. I might add that their is always activity between the 2 devices, it's just that they will not allow you to print until they are fully connected. My advice. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT!!. One last note. Although it appears to be a USB problem at first, I have never had problems with the USB talking to the PCI. I have also noted that when I have the PCI computer up and connected, the USB computer also comes up and the print server will talk to it. It will always connect after removing power from the print server for a few seconds. So I believe the problem may be in the PrintServer, not initiating a response to the USB correctly. Once it's communicating with something, it tends to work as it should. ... Read more

35. JBL SCS180.6 Complete 6.1-Channel Home Cinema Speaker System
list price: $499.99
our price: $399.99
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Asin: B0006N14ME
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: JBL
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JBL's SCS180.6 surround cinema speaker system is a complete 6.1-channel home theater speaker package offering exceptional sound quality and installation flexibility. It's ideal for people seeking high-performance multichannel home theater sound with an affordable price tag. The system fits easily and unobtrusively in any room, producing rich, enveloping surround sound from the latest 5.1- and 6.1-channel listening formats, like DVD-Audio, SACD, Dolby Digital EX, and DTS-ES Discrete (compatible source components and processing/amplification required).

The SCS180.6 comes with 5 timbre-matched satellite speakers, a matching center-channel speaker, and a dedicated 150-watt powered subwoofer, along with satellite wall-mount brackets and all necessary cables. The system features elegant, understated styling and a rich metallic-silver finish that complements any home entertainment system and living room.

Although smaller than many systems, the SCS180.6 is engineered to reproduce movies and music with clarity and sonic realism. Its satellites and center speaker feature titanium-laminate tweeters and dual, advanced-technology 3-inch woofers. The powered subwoofer uses a large, 10-inch woofer and perfectly complements the other speakers with deep, articulate bass extending to 30 Hz (at 6 dB down).

You can place the speakers on shelves or install them using their unique swivel-bracket wall mounts. Optional FS1000 floor stands are also available.

What's in the Box
Five satellite speakers, 1 center-channel speaker, 1 subwoofer, satellite wall-mount brackets, and all necessary cables, and a user's manual/installation guide. ... Read more


  • 6.1-channel surround-sound speaker system with 5 timbre-matched satellite speakers and a matched center-channel speaker
  • Includes a 10-inch, 150-watt powered subwoofer, satellite mounting brackets, and all requisite speaker cable
  • Satellites and center speaker use dual 3-inch woofers and .5-inch titanium-laminate dome tweeters
  • Video shielded for distortion-free placement near TVs and computer monitors
  • Signal-sensing auto power on (subwoofer)

36. Belkin 54g Wireless DSL/Cable Gateway

our price: $65.99
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Asin: B00008ZPJU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Belkin Components
Sales Rank: 1439
Average Customer Review: 3.67 out of 5 stars
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  • Creates a network in your home or office without cables
  • 6 months of free Parental Control web content filtering-secure your home or office from harmful Internet sites
  • Offers backward-compatibility with all 802.11b devices
  • Sets up easily with Belkin Easy Install Wizard-automatically detects Internet settings and self-adjusts Router to get you online in under 3 minutes
  • Ensures data and network security with wireless 64- and 128-bit WEP encryption

Reviews (18)

3-0 out of 5 stars Belkin 54g Wireless Router: The Future (When it works...)
I had just received cable Internet access in my household, and I needed a convienient way to share the connection with the three computers in the house. Ethernet seemed impossible, so I went the wireless way with the Belkin 54g Wireless Router. One major hiccup aside, the router has worked pretty well.

Setup was painless. I plugged the cable modem into a designated port on the router, turned on the machine, installed the device and drivers (drivers before device, or the thing will not install easily) for the matching PCI cards on all the computers, and bada-boom, bada-bing! Windows XP immediately recognized the router on all the computers and connected me to the network.

Everything worked flawlessly until about a month ago. The router, all of a sudden, would not connect us to the Internet. We called Belkin, and support was not too good. A two-hour wait and about an hour spent diagnosting the problem. I continued to tell them that the router was probably faulty, but the support staffed denied that a replacement was necessary until after an hour on the phone. They sent us the new router (with the new firmware for the updated 802.11g standard), we called up for an RMA number, and we were set. Router continues to work very well.

One note: look for upgrades at I was an "early adopter" of the 802.11g standard, and by the time it was finally an "official standard," new security features had been put in new firmware.

Final verdict: Great product, works excellently, but don't expect great support from Belkin when it is needed.

4-0 out of 5 stars Easy to Setup and Use, but Not Perfect
I bought the Belkin 54g Wireless Gateway Router about two weeks ago and have been mostly impressed with it. I choose this product because Belkin is Apple friendly and there were large discounts available. I ended up paying less that [money] after discounts.

The product was well worth the cost. It was very easy to set up (even in a mixed Apple / Windows environment) and is easy to use and configure. As a note, I'm using a Belkin 54g Wireless card in a Windows XP laptop computer.

The wireless range seems to be good, but I have not experimented with it too much. I've mostly stayed within my house, where it has had no range issues. There have been a few cases where my wireless connection was lost for no reason, but that has not been a frequent problem.

All of the router functions work properly (firewall, encryption, etc.); however, I've had problems using the Virtual Server function to use one of the computers on my network as an FTP server. It works fine as a web server, so there may be Belkin firmware issues that need to be re-solved before it works properly with an FTP server.

Overall, I have been happy with this product and would recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for bridging
This product did exactly what I wanted it to do -- I bought two of them and made one really big wireless network in my house. One is hooked up to my DSL and the other one range-extends the wireless network to the other part of the house. This particular model of Belkin router is super easy, and not at all flaky like some of the others I have used (...). I have used *a LOT* of wireless products and this is the best one by far. (I've set up: Apple, Linksys, Orinoco, D-Link, and Netgear stuff. Most of it is crap). This product is also good for people who don't use Windows.

5-0 out of 5 stars Not Disappointed
AT first, like one of the other reviewers I also had some problems setting up the router with my Verizon DLS. But after looking it up online I found out that I needed to add "" to my user name after I did that the router connected and ran smoothly.

The Wireless Signal strength and range are pretty good. Belkin has some good technical support both over the phone and online.

Two things to suggest don't bother with the Easy Install Wizard CD that comes with the box it causes more headaches then it helps just use the Web-based Advanced User Interface. I know it says Advanced but it's pretty straightforward and simple, just read the manual of how to connect the router if you don't know.

Also the router comes with most of it's security features disabled, just remember to Enable them.

I highly recommend this router, works great, and it's pretty inexpensive.

4-0 out of 5 stars Really good customer support
I bought a 54g so that I could use wireless TIVO. The router has excellent range as my computer is upstairs and my TIVO is down stairs. The installation was SUPER easy. Just use the CD and you don't have to do a thing to get under way.

The administrative web site was also easy to use. Configuring WEP and MAC address filtering were very easy. The only thing I would caution is that the web interface allows you to delete the MAC address entry for the computer that it's installed on WITHOUT warning you first. You then have to flash the router's memory and start over.

Their tech support also rocks! I called 6PM on a Sunday and they took my call in less than 5 minutes and I didn't even have to prove I bought the router.

I highly recommend. ... Read more

37. Sony Clie PEG-SJ33 Handheld

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Asin: B00008K4BD
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Sony
Sales Rank: 2928
Average Customer Review: 4.21 out of 5 stars
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  • DragonBall Super VZ 66 MHz processor running Palm OS software version 4.1
  • TFT color display with back lights, 320 x 320 pixels, 16-bit color
  • 16 MB internal memory
  • Built-in MP3 Audio Player
  • What's in the box: CLIÉ handheld, USB HotSync cable, AC adapter, Stylus, Headphones and volume controller

Reviews (29)

4-0 out of 5 stars Good PDA but soon to be replaced.
Clie SJ33 had very good form factor and design. There's no need to spend extra $$ on case or hardcase. The built in flip protects the screen and looks cool. Hold/power switch is also very nice for mp3 playback.

The major pro's are,
1. Good build quality and stylish casing.
2. Jog dial, hold switch and memory stick expansion slot.
3. HiRes color display and good backlight.
4. About 7-8 hrs of battery life with mp3 playback.
5. Runs Palm OS 4 which has zillion free apps available. Very easy, reliable and not bloatware unlike Windoze on PocketPC.

1. Only 128kbps or low bitrate mp3 can be played.
2. Uses a Lithium Ion battery...
3. To be discontinued and replaced by a newer model by Sony very soon.
4. Memory stick is expensive compared to CF cards. Plus this model won't support new MS Pro sticks.

If you can wait for till Sept/Oct new Sony PDA's should come out with Palm OS 5 and better features at same price point.

4-0 out of 5 stars Love this thing!
I upgraded from a Handspring Visor Deluxe that I have been using for almost 3 years. The Clie's higher resolution screen and text look really nice. Colors are bright indoors (a little washed in sunlight). Battery life is very good although I wished they would have included a cradle for recharging and synching. Sony only included cables that plug directly into a port at the bottom of the pda.

I really enjoy the built-in mp3 player and the jog-dial on the side. The unit fits nicely in my front pocket where it can be quickly accessed. Installation and setup were a snap.

Pros Summary:

- Great screen resolution and colors.
- Small size and convenient flip cover.
- Integrated mp3 player works and sounds great.
- Good battery life
- Reasonably priced


- Recessed buttons on front bottom can be kind of hard to press.
- No cradle (just plug-in cables).
- Included datebk does not include the week-at-a-glance that was
included on my old visor.
- No voice recorder.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent PDA for an affordable cost
This is my 2nd PDA. I had a Casio PV-S1600. So I was used to monochrome screen and no snazzy apps.
This palm OS based color CLIE just blasted me away.
The palm 4 os based software are easily available online. The PDA serves all my purpose ... entertainment or work. The built in mp3 player is great.
I give it a thumbs up!

A faster proccessor and RAM needed... (yes im greedy)
No cradle available with package
Built in Speaker not loud enough

1-0 out of 5 stars Lousy product support from Sony
We bought several units for office staff. Liked the unit's functionality, but several units had re-charging issues. Could not get satisfactory help from Sony, wanted nearly $500 to "fix" one unit, claiming that it had evidence of moisture damage to the mother board. At that time, it was less than two weeks out of the box, and never exposed to moisture. There was no one from Sony to talk to, despite their fancy voice interactive service line. Called numerous times. Best I got was a commitment that the service team that dealt with it would call me back within 24 hours.... nothing doing. Eventually returned the unit to me - without repair done.

2-0 out of 5 stars Good but flimsy
I was happy with the features and screen of this PDA, although its plastic construction felt flimsy compared to my old Palm V. Unfortunately, I have had to return this CLIE for repair/replacement. The innards of the memory stick slot broke loose. SONY warranty service answered my call promptly, and quickly sent me a pre-addressed FedEx carton for return of the unit. ... Read more

38. Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 170 QD Date 35mm Camera
list price: $255.99
our price: Too low to display
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Asin: B00005ATZP
Catlog: Photography
Manufacturer: Olympus
Sales Rank: 302
Average Customer Review: 3.88 out of 5 stars
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With the addition of the Stylus Epic Zoom 170 QD camera to its popular Stylus line, Olympus has introduced several new features, including an extremely powerful 4.5x zoom lens, an extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lens element that reduces color aberration when the telephoto lens is fully extended, and a newly developed advanced combination autofocus system. The zoom also includes two aspherical lens elements for crisp, high-contrast images.

The advanced combination autofocus system has a focus range from 2.6 feet to infinity, and automatically switches between active and passive modes to give you the clearest image possible. With the focus lock feature, the camera will even remember your current focus setting for a few seconds so you can reframe your shot. Besides having a completely automatic focus system, the Epic Zoom 170 features autoexposure, as well as auto film loading and rewinding, making it extremely easy and convenient to use.

An intelligent, variable-power built-in flash provides exclusive auto color-balancing and red-eye reduction. In addition, you can set the flash to auto, off, fill-in, or night scene modes to better suit your shooting conditions. If you are shooting when the lens is in wide-angle format, and using ISO 100 color negative film, you get a flash range from 2.6 to 16.4 feet; in telephoto format, the range is 2.6 to 5.9 feet. With ISO 400 color negative film, you get a flash range from 2.6 to 32.8 feet in wide-angle and 2.6 to 11.8 feet in telephoto.

The Epic Zoom 170 QD comes with a date-imprinting option. You can chose from: no data, year-month-day, month-day-year, day-month-year, and day-hour-minute. This guarantees that you will never again forget when you shot each roll of film. It even has an automatic calendar system through the year 2035.

This camera boasts the same lightweight, ultracompact clamshell design as the rest of the sporty Stylus line-up. The sliding cover provides all-weather durability against rain, snow, or water splashed from any direction. Although it isn't waterproof, it gives you worry-free use while skiing, at the beach, or in most foul weather conditions. The real-image zoom viewfinder lets you see exactly how your shot is framed before you take the picture, while the diopter correction adjusts to your individual vision requirements. ... Read more


  • Powerful 38-170mm (4.5x) high-performance zoom lens
  • Fully automatic operation with intelligent variable-power flash
  • Ultracompact body with all-weather durability against water splashed from any direction
  • Extra-low dispersion (ED) glass lens element
  • Quartz date and time imprinting

Reviews (17)

5-0 out of 5 stars Far Exceeds My Expectations
Bought this camera to replace one I had actually worn out! I run a lot of film through a camera in a year. This point and shoot camera gave me sharp pictures with good color on 400ASA film, indoors with flash. The flash was effective to 17 feet away. I put 200 ASA film in and shot pictures both indoors and out. Results were more than satisfactory. I plan to take this camera to Italy with me instead of my SLR. The zoom is smooth, and the image in the viewfinder is very close to actual picture. I love it! Worth every penny!

5-0 out of 5 stars Olympus Zoom 170
I have owned quite a few cameras in my life, and feel this is one of the best I have come across. The zoom is excellent, and so far, only two rolls of film used, I have had zero failures. The buttons are a little bit small, and I just need to get used to that, the zoom is easy to use. The feel of the camera is good, despite its small size, it fits well in the hand. The point and shoot era is here, and all the years of my using a Nikon 35mm slr seem to be over. This is just too simple and easy. To go back to the changing lenses, carrying all the baggage, etc hardly seems worth the effort if the end result is as good or better.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Camera with excellent zoom
This is simply a great camera. I have used it for over 2 years. I bought it at when it was newly released. We bought it primarily for the zoom. The zoom is simply excellent. This is one of the best point and shoot i have used. I have used Canon and Minolta before. The controls are all conveniontly placed and the zoom works great. I have never missed a picture.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best in its class.
Simple point and shoot. Awsome zoom. Pictures are consistenly sharp and clear. I'd recommend it, specially for travel when a digital camera just doesn't have enough memory to hold so many pics.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great camera - my 2nd Stylus
Love it! I had my first Olympus Stylus for YEARS. After dropping my first camera way too many times (over many many years), I finally had to replace it. I was sticking with the Olympus Stylus. Like the first one, this camera also takes great pictures - especially close up people-pictures. I always use 200 film and get great results every time. Call me lucky. I don't need all this zoom power though and find I don't use it. Probably a little too much zoom for a hand-held camera, but the photos I take with this camera are very nice. ... Read more

39. Polk Audio RC65i In-Wall Speakers

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Asin: B00005T3C8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Polk Audio
Sales Rank: 26450
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  • Finished White, speakers are paintable; matched to your decor, they practically disappear from view
  • 2-way design w/ 6-1/2 Woofer & 3/4 Dome Tweeter
  • 8 ohms
  • Installation is simple -cut one hole, feed the wires, and drop the speaker in
  • Rotating Cams secure speaker with no extra assembly or leftover detritus

40. Viewsonic G220FB 21" CRT Monitor

our price: $479.99
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Asin: B000071W9A
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: View Sonic
Sales Rank: 5053
Average Customer Review: 3.91 out of 5 stars
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The G220FB PerfectFlat CRT monitor from ViewSonic delivers big, 21-inch performance(20 inches viewable) for demanding CAD/CAM designers, graphic designers, gamers, and corporate professionals. With an ultra-fine 0.21 mm horizontal (0.25 mm diagonal) dot pitch, this monitor renders brilliant, precise edge-to-edge images with sharp focus and crisp text. Its absolutely flat screen provides realistically proportioned, precise images with reduced reflections, while SuperClear screen technology enhances brightness and color fidelity.

The monitor displays a maximum resolution of 2,048 x 1,536 at 68 Hz, with 1,600 x 1,200 recommended at 87 Hz for flicker-free viewing. OnView controls let you make image adjustments through simple onscreen commands, and ViewMatch technology grants easy color temperature and intensity adjustments for optimal screen-to-print color matching.

The ARAG anti-reflection, anti-glare screen treatment maintains the highest image quality, while its USB hub-compatible base design allows easy integration of an optional USB hub for convenient peripheral connections. TCO and Energy Star certifications ensure that this monitor complies with the world's strictest standards for low radiation, safety, ergonomics, recycling, and power management while saving costs through automatic power-saving modes. Overall, this large-screen CRT monitor is ideal for pre-press, imaging, desktop publishing, and graphic-design applications.

What's in the Box
Monitor, power cord, 15-pin monitor cable, installation and driver CD-ROM with instructions, warranty information ... Read more


  • 2,048 x 1,536 maximum resolution at 68 Hz, 0.25 mm diagonal pitch
  • PerfectFlat screen reduces reflections, provides precise images
  • ViewMatch technology for optimal screen-to-print color matching
  • SuperClear screen technology for vivid colors and image clarity
  • PC and Mac compatible

Reviews (11)

5-0 out of 5 stars Very happy with this monitor!
I'm quite picky when it comes to buying elections (especially computer components). I did a lot of research and it kept leading back to this monitor. Perfectly flat screen, .25mm dot pitch across the entire screen, fast refresh rates at high resolutions, not to mention it's a shadow mask monitor so none of those pesky lines at the top and bottom of the screen that apperture grille monitors have. I upgraded from a generic 17" monitor I had been using for about 5 years so purchasing this monitor made a huge difference in games (very immersive). After seeing and using the monitor, I would easily recommend it to anyone. It's Sony-level performance without the Sony price. ...!

5-0 out of 5 stars Ultimate Gamers or Graphics/Text Biz Monitor!!!
Huge in size-but incredible performance.Easy to set up-clarity,brightness,color,high refresh rates & high resolutions-with right graphics cards untouchable yet-inexpensive 4 size &quality of display.None of problems apperture grill monitors have -no lines & uniformity of picture.Have 2 Viewsonic P815-4 monitors about 4+ years also 21" monitors-still work great dispite almost constant use 24/7 never had a problem+ they have topnotch support 4 CRT's -all fudge on flat panels&pixel problems.In Short 20" flat panel or trinitron Crt cost more {LCD over 2x}-&will not perform as well despite hype.This monitor is a bargain-blows away my older 21's at less than 1/3 the price.Amazed that no one has posted a review!! Bought 2-For less then price of 1 LCD. P.S. Also LOOK GREAT in BLACK!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Better than AG
First I bought a Samsung 1100DF (21") it had nice specs .20 mm dot pitch, but the picture was not acceptable: it was dark and blurry, so I returned it back to Amazon.
Next, (figuring that I need to spend more to get an acceptable 21" CRT) I got a NEC-Mitsubishi MultiSync FP2141SB-BK 22", this one had those annoying AG lines and the picture was distorted. It also had a poor focus in the corners and a useless "superbright" mode which just dulls and blurs the picture IMHO. Supposedly this is one of the best AG monitors out there.
Then I thought: seems like I have to cash out for an LCD since I cannot find an acceptable 21" CRT. Well, in order to get one of these with the same viewable (20"), you have to spend at least 900 'rubles'. So I decided to give the G220f a chance. Well, let me tell you I am finished buying. This is as good as it needs to be. It's sharp, clear, and bright enough, and NO AG lines (being it's not an AG monitor of course)
Right now I have it running at 1600x1200@ 85 Hz. And I am happy with the picture. Had to do some geometric adjustments first to straighten the corners, but that's OK.

If you read one of the reviews below, a user complains that his is grainy. Well perhaps it's grainy if the he has it set at 800x600, in that case he should have bough a 14" or a 13" dumb terminal screen with that cool green text, nice and sharp at his preferred resolution. It would be ridiculous to buy this size display and then low ball the resolution.

Anyway, until LCD's are as fast as CRT's and have comparable price tags, I recommend this thing to anyone looking for a large display. Be you an editor, a gamer, a grapher or a lamer, you cannot go wrong here.

One thing I would change is the fact that the monitor cable is hard wired to the monitor. However, in the unlikely event that any part of the cable goes, I will have no inhibition of popping out the guts and re-soldering (but that's just me).

5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't ask for a better monitor
I had honestly never heard of View Sonic before I went comparison shopping for a new monitor. This model came up from time to time, and even though it's a little pricey, I decided to go for it. I have no regrets and plenty of praise. The resolution is marvelous and it was so easy to set up. This is a value at any price!

5-0 out of 5 stars great monitor and great service
When I first received my monitor, the black level saturation was extremely poor. I did this by comparing the monitor with another older monitor that I have. Called up tech support and after exchanging a few emails later, I got my RMA number. I shipped out my monitor as soon as I received my Fedex shipping label and a week later, I received a new monitor from Viewsonic. Sure enough, the new monitor has really good black level saturation and the colors are really good. Right now, I am really happy with my monitor and the tech support has been really excellent in my case. ... Read more

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