Monthly Archives: December 2012

Super-Strong Rare-Earth Square RE Magnets from Deal Extreme Reviewed

I guess you could call this a review. I’ve always had a thing for magnets, especially strong ones. There’s a small part of me that hopes one of my hard drives dies so I can open it up and take the magnets out…a very small part of me as I never like when an HDD dies, but the magnets inside are cool. I’ve never ordered or bought any rare earth type magnets before but I was browsing Deal Extreme and found a 30 pack of little square ones for only $6.40 so I figured I’d get them with some other stuff I ordered and I thought I’d share some pictures and my thoughts on them with you.

First here’s the specs/features from the site for you and the link to them:

Super-Strong Rare-Earth Square RE Magnets (30-Pack)

The super-strong rare-earth square magnets are perfect pieces for DIY projects and for building 3D puzzles out of magnets. The magnets can create and recreate an outrageous number of shapes and patterns. They are super strong rare-earth magnets – once they get stuck with each other, they are hard to break apart.

– Ultra strong rare-earth square magnets
– Perfect pieces for DIY projects and for building 3D puzzles out of magnets
– 30-Pack

Dimensions: 0.20 in x 0.20 in x 0.16 in (0.5 cm x 0.5 cm x 0.4 cm)
Weight: 1.23 oz (35 g)

Price: $6.40

The magnets came packaged in a bubble wrap bag, the bag was very much oversized and folded over many times. The magnets arrived in perfect condition.


This is how they came out of the bag, all in neat rows, yes there are 30 of them.


I read the specs on the size of these magnets but didn’t quite grasp just how small they were. Here’s a couple of them with a dime and quarter to show you the size with something for scale:


So yes they are small but they’re strong. Since they’re square you can shape them and make different things with them which is neat.


I have to say they’re not as strong as the magnets you’d find in a hard drive, but they’re close, especially considering their size. They are fairly hard to get apart, but part of that is due to their sizes, being so small it’s hard to get a good grip on them.

Overall I’d have to say for the price they’re not bad. If you’re looking for some little magnets to mess around with or use for hobbies or projects then sure go get them. Most magnets are priced higher and especially since they’ve like outlawed those bucky balls these are hard to get in the states. I can’t figure out why they’ve been banned as they’re just magnets, but apparently some people put them in their mouths and swallow them. Personally I’d never put one in my mouth, that just makes no sense, but I guess there are people that have done it and the big government has to protect us from ourselves apparently.

So that all aside, these super-strong rare-earth magnets from Deal Extreme are cool and fun to play with. DX also carries ball shaped and disc shaped magnets as well, I think they have other shapes too. So go check it out on their site at the link above, and they also have free shipping but the free option does take quite a while….

Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 DS1 Mid-Tower Case Review



"Up for review today I have the Nanoxia Deep Silence 1 mid-tower PC case. The Deep Silence 1 or DS1 for short is a rather special case in that its main function is silence, yes the case comes complete with plenty of sound dampening material on the side panels and several other places in the case. Being quiet isn’t the only thing going for this case though, the DS1 is full of many features that most anyone will appreciate including a special feature called an Air Chimney at the top of the case for an added cooling benefit.  There’s plenty of space for many hard drive inside of the DS1, and the racks are removable and even movable, yes you can move the racks around in the case. Anyway, read on to learn more about a great little case… "

Mobility Digest Review: Cute Android Robot Style USB 2.0 TF Card Reader


Quote: "…today for review I’ve got a very handy and very inexpensive accessory for you Android users out there (even though anyone can use it I don’t see an Apple fan using a card reader shaped like and Android for some reason…). The product is a tiny card reader shaped like the famous Android that will read and write your microSD cards on the go. It works, it’s inexpensive and it’s fast, what more could you ask for? Read on…"


DecalGirl Acer Iconia Tab A500 Green Dragon Skin Review


Yep.. another review..


Review Link:

Review Snipit:
" Gadgets and our portable devices can be expensive, getting into tablets they can be very expensive. I have an Acer Iconia A500 Android tablet that I just love and it needs protecting. I do have a silicone case for it and a protective bag as well but I was thinking about getting some sort of skin for it, I was thinking of clear but I opted for something a bit more interesting. Today for review I have the DecalGirl Acer Iconia Tab A500 Green Dragon Skin that offers style and protection for your tablet. The skin covers the device front and back, but included is a voucher for a free wallpaper so you can match the skin to your screen. Read on to see what I mean and to learn more about the skin…"

Asustor AS-602T 2-Bay NAS Network Attached Storage Device Review


So I just posted another review on TestFreaks and it’s of the fastest NAS I’ve ever tested.. check it out..


"Today for review I have a NAS from a new company called Asustor. I’ve never heard of this company but the NAS I have for review has some decent specs like a dual core CPU and 1gb of DDR3 ram on-board. The NAS I have for review is the AS-602T model which is a two bay device or you can use two hard drives with it. This type of NAS is great for home or small office use. The 602T also comes complete with USB 3.0 ports, eSATA ports, dual Ethernet jacks and even an HDMI connection. From my testing and comparing it to other NAS boxes, the 602T is by far the fastest NAS I’ve ever owned or reviewed by a considerable margin in some tests. So read on for a rather large review of the AS-602T and see how it compared to other NAS boxes available on the market… "

1-to-3 Car Cigarette Lighter Power Port Splitter Review


Quote: "We live in very mobile times and that means power on the go. My car is a 2011 Subaru Forester and it includes several power receptacles in it so I’m all set really, but go back a few years and cars usually only came with one. Having several mobile devices that need power but only one outlet isn’t ideal so you’ll have to either buy a new car or figure a way to multiply your outlets and that’s the product I have for review today comes in.  Today I have a quick review of a very inexpensive but yet very handy little gadget that can take one power port and split it into three for you so you can charge three mobile devices at once from a single power port."


Mushkin Chronos Deluxe 120GB Solid State Drive MKNSSDCR120GB-DX7 Review



"Today fore review I’ve got the Mushkin Chronos Deluxe SSD, which is 120gb in capacity and it features the SandForce controller. The Chronos Deluxe also features trim and wear leveling functionality and should give you speeds of up to 560mb/s read and 515mb/s write, so read on to see if they Chronos Deluxe lives up to those specs and see how it compares to other SSDs and HDDs I’ve got on hand.  "