Archive for May, 2010

Gap Leather Belt

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Anyone else have this happen to their Gap leather belt? Almost like a layer of glue was peeling off. Happened just a few weeks after I bought it.

 
 

Mountainsmith Market St. Laptop Bag

Friday, May 21st, 2010

After my first one was stolen, I had to get another. This is the most comfortable laptop bag I’ve ever owned. Not a bad deal on Amazon either!

Sony MDR-EX76 Headphones

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Thank you, Sony, for another great buy! These headphones are clear and comfortable. Did I mention that they survived a trip through the washing machine and still sound great?

UPDATE: Though they sound great, they do have this annoying tendency to fail after 6-8 months. Usually only one headphone completely fails. I’ve heard it’s due to fragile connections within the thin wires that have the tendency to come loose.

Zibra Edge-n Roll

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Don’t waste your money. It doesn’t work, especially if you have a 130-year-old house. Does any house really have perfectly square walls that can take an edge roller like this? I doubt it. Love the tag line, “Women Designed and Tested.” There are some exceptional female painters in my family that would take offense to that.

Sony VAIO VGN-NW230G

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Fast, quiet, troublefree. Enough said. Okay, the screen’s a little “washed out” and it has these weird proprietary slots for “Sony Memory Sticks,” but overall a great laptop. Thanks Sony!

Lenovo Ideapad Y550

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

Worst laptop I’ve ever owned. Loaded with bloatware. And don’t get me started about how they swapped the Ctrl and Fn keys on their keyboard. So annoying!  Then a few days after it arrived, I noticed that a pixel had burned out. I called Lenovo immediately and, wanting to give them a second chance, asked for a replacement rather than a refund. “We only consider it a defect if several pixels are burned out.” WHAT?! Thanks for the “new” laptop with an annoying black dot on the screen! After giving me the runaround, I finally got a replacement. Then, my credit card statement arrived. Yup, they didn’t even give me a full refund, tried to charge me a restocking fee. Again with the runaround. Then, the most amazing thing happened: someone broke into my house and stole this horrible laptop! Praise Flying Spaghetti Monster!
…loving my new Sony VAIO.