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AOC e1659Fwu 16-Inch 3.0 USB Powered Widescreen Portable LCD Monitor
AOC e1659Fwu 16-Inch 3.0 USB Powered Widescreen Portable LCD Monitor
Price: CDN$ 139.99
22 used & new from CDN$ 128.89

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars USB 3.0 functionality is suspect, Aug. 30 2013
I've been in contact with tech support about an issue with the usb 3.0 functionality. I keep getting a pop-up stating that I should plug it in to a usb 3.0 port even though it already is. So far I don't see any indication of any performance difference between plugging it into a usb 3.0 port and a usb 2.0 port. This is a port directly in my laptop, not an extended hub.

It's an ok screen. it's got some glare/viewability issues, and the resolution is unfortunate, but there aren't a lot of options in terms of portable usb displays these days. if the usb 3.0 worked, i'd rate it a 4/5. If the resolution was 1080p, i'd be tempted to rate it a 5.

my situation might be an isolated case, but it's valid nonetheless. not a big improvement over the e1649fwu model. hopefully they solve the issues with the usb 3.0 soon.

Update.
Tech support is trying their best to solve the non-functioning usb 3.0 issue. some suggestions were promising, while others were comical. no solution so far, but they respond within a reasonable time frame, which is a good thing. i'm on the fence regarding whether i want to return it or not. i'm thinking i maybe should have bought the older, cheaper, usb 2.0 model instead.

Mass Effect - Xbox 360
Mass Effect - Xbox 360
Offered by Chitchats
Price: CDN$ 21.77
41 used & new from CDN$ 0.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a must-have for xbox 360 rpg fans, April 4 2011
Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
this was the first rpg i played on the xbox 360. i chose it primarily because of the low pricing (since it's been out for a while now) and because of the very high ratings that virtually all the critics have awarded it. this game is a throwback to the old "choose your own adventure" books that i used to read in elementary school. the storyline is interesting and the dialogue can get pretty entertaining. these days you can buy this game for less than $20 and the replay value is fairly high, in my opinion. i've replayed the game a few times on different difficulty levels using different classes and exploring different dialogue and mission choices each time. in terms of a bang-for-your-buck value, this game is fantastic. i would recommend it for every xbox 360 gamer's collection.

Kinect Sports - Xbox 360 - Standard Edition
Kinect Sports - Xbox 360 - Standard Edition
Offered by EntertainmentForLess
Price: CDN$ 19.89
46 used & new from CDN$ 4.75

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the better kinect launch games, Jan. 25 2011
Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
this game is great for its versatility. you can play games that are relatively stationary or ones that have you jumping and flailing about. you can play single player or two player. you can play competitive games or cooperative games. adults will like it and so will young children. there's a good variety of games and mini games to choose from. until the next wave of kinect games arrives, this is the game to get.

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4.0 out of 5 stars worthwhile kinect title, Jan. 25 2011
Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
I bought this game because it was on sale over the holidays and because i was interested in how it would utilize the features of the kinect sensor. once you get over how ridiculous you may look while doing the moves, it's actually quite enjoyable. the benefit of getting your heart rate up a little is a nice bonus for a video game.

the two-player dance battle mode isn't very impressive. it's basically just an elongated version of the song where each player alternates turns to do the same section of music until the song is over. there's no simultaneous side-by-side dance mode, which is unfortunate... but hopefully the next version might experiment with this idea.

all in all, it's one of the few worthwhile kinect titles available thus far.

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