Cmul.edu.ng Review:Welcome to College of Medicine, Unilag :: College of Medicine - UNILAG - Welcome to College of Medicine of the university of Lagos
Country: North America, US, United States
City: 84606 Provo, Utah
I bought this online with faith in the reviews I've read online.
After having poor luck with the G Grip, and being terribly underwhelmed by the mini Jawbone, and Beats Pill, I decided I'd throw the money down on this, knowing I'd be able to return it if unsatisfied. Let me say before continuing, I'm not an audiophile purist per say, but I find audio quality to be more important than say visuals in a video game. What you see is one thing, but you need to feel immersed with audio. Needless to say, I'm nitpicky about audio quality.
-Build quality is unrivaled by anything that isnt well over 300 bucks. Definitely top notch. All at the tune of $160 at time of purchase.
-The lighted soft rubber touch buttons on the top really give it a premium feeling as much as the super sturdy chassis, and the color choice for each button, as well as the fading volume button lights is a very nice choice.
-Audio quality is stellar for a unit of this size, as well as price. The Beats Pill gets loud, but it loses depth quickly. The jawbone simply isnt as loud as either, and the audio is 'lifeless' in comparison.. From Rock, to blues, to hip hop/rap, techno, heavy metal, to country these sound great. Bass response is very nice, and the mids and highs are very full and bright in most cases. The audio is definitely room filling. I was testing it in the garage while having a smoke, playing music over the A33, and at about 75% volume I would say I could still enjoy the music from the neighbors property (standard middle class neighborhood, so not extravagantly large yards, but still) across the street.
-As I'm writing this review, I'm jamming with it sitting on a shelf. The acoustics are great with it on a table, but it really comes to life when on a shelf, in a box, or really anything that'll let the notes amplify off of the surfaces surrounding.
-USB port for charging your device while playing music, movies, games, whatever. Only a 1 amp port, but hey, unless you're doing heavy gaming or movie watching, I'm sure the charging port will keep up just fine.
-The kickstand on the bottom does help a fair bit in getting cleaner, more full audio into your ear holes.
-Bluetooth pairing is seamless and easy as can be. Havent had any issues as of yet. Quality loss from bluetooth streaming is very minimal, if even noticeable. Sometimes I get confused as to whether there's noise in the signal, or it's simply so clear that it's a detail in the song I've never noticed before. Almost all the time, it's thankfully the latter.
-Aux support is nice, but I probably plan to have it synced via bluetooth. Ya know, that was kind of the point of this device, but at least it's there if I dont have a charger for my phone and want to conserve battery life.
- Battery life is a solid 5-6 hours depending on volume level.
-Would be an even better buy if cheaper of course, but dont count this, as the price isnt unjustified, it's cheaper than the Jawbone by around 20USD, and the Pill by about 40USD.
-As good as the build quality is, the little rubber/foam pads on the bottom, that reduce vibrations as well as helping grip to surfaces, feel a bit on the cheap side, and could be 'stickier'. But it's definitely no deal breaker.
-Could have come with a nice little carry case, even if for five bucks more or something. I'd rather not simply throw it in a backpack uncovered or whatever. It's too nice to me mistreat.
-Even though I said Heavy metal sounded great in the pro's up top, I want to reiterate that some heavy metal like Dethklok in particular get a little noisy, but it might be due to EQ settings used on my phone.
-After continual use it does get fairly warm, but nothing that will burn your hand, and not even as hot as my LG Optimus G gets under heavy gaming with the quad core unleashed.
-After reading the materials enclosed in the packaging while it was charging the first time I noticed something bizarre, and a little irritating. On the warranty information slip, not even trying to hide this from anyone, it clearly says the USA gets a 1 year warranty, and that European customers get a 2 year warranty. I cant fathom the reason for this, but I dont like it. However, not a deal breaker.
Realistically, I dont find anything in the con's area to be a deal breaker, for the money, you really wont find anything better, in my opinion.
In the future if anything changes, I'll edit this review, but in the mean time I'm very satisfied with my purchase. Can definitely recommend for the money.
There seems to be a fair amount of misunderstanding within these reviews. I feel many here are missing some of the valuable lessons that the honorable Tao Le is teaching with this newest edition, errata and all and so I humbly provide my analysis of this fine edition (now in color!). The errata is no mistake my friends, it is designed this way in order to give you a preview of the frustration you will encounter with patient care in your future. Did you honestly think 20+ pages of errata was a mistake? No, no, the honorable Tao Le is far wiser than you give him credit for. The uncertainty you feel relying on a book proofread by a gorilla will also prepare you for the uncertainty every doctor must face when making clinical decisions. So in a way it is somewhat honorable; the editors and publishers putting their credibility into question in order to teach you valuable lessons you will never have even known were taught. I hope when I am an attending I will be as selfless and passionate in instilling excellence into my interns and residents as the honorable Tao Le has been. From the sincerest corner of my heart, God bless you, Tao Le.
I participate from time to time in discussions groups on Amazon and I wish I had had this book before. I recognized some intellectual black holes in the book that I had been in the middle of and was confused as to how the other debater could think they are making any sense. Mr. Law breaks down the different types of intellectual black holes in a simple and clear way. The author doesn't promise a rose garden of quips to stop people in their tracks with superb logic because basically logic has nothing to do with it but at least you will know when to quit trying to debate someone.