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Monthly Archives: April 2010

  • Sorbothane Bumper Hemispheres For Electronics, Small Appliances and Audio Equipment

    Sorbothane non-skid bumper hemispheres are now available on Amazon.com.  Sorbothane rubber bumpers are pressure-sensitive adhesive-

    Measuring Scale Protected by Sorbothane Pads

    Protect your delicate equipment with superior Sorbothane bumpers

    backed hemispheres that can be used as feet, stops, spacers and protectors in many applications. Each rubber pad features aggressive, high-tack pressure-sensitive 3M 200MP adhesive with a release liner, making application fast and easy. The unique Sorbothane urethane is a durable, resilient, polymer that provides outstanding vibration isolation and non-skid properties. Installation is quick and easy with no need for drilling, riveting or press fitting push-in feet. Sorbothane bumpers help absorb impact and noise and have excellent resistance to aging; they will not harden or crack over time. The smooth, clean, black urethane hemispheres serve as a modern and discreet rubber foot. Use them on trophies and desk-top items to act as a cushion and protect surfaces from scratching. Use them under audio and electronic equipment to prevent skipping and interference.

    MacBook Pro protected by Sorbothane hemisphere pads

    Small 3/4" Sorbothane pads fit perfectly under laptops

    Primary applications include feet for small appliances, electronic equipment, phones, keyboards, speakers, desk accessories, printers, laptops, computers, monitors, multimedia projectors, DVD players and audio receivers. Hemispheres can be used as stops for cabinetry and woodworking. The rubber pads can be used as spacers/dampers for automotive computers and circuit board rigidity and vibration isolation. They also work great for separating stacked glass and metal sheets. Sorbothane hemispheres can be used as non-slip spacers on medical tabletops, electronic assemblies and lids. They are also useful as spacers to help protect delicate printed circuit boards from vibration and heat build-up.

    Three Sizes Available Now:

    3/4" For laptops, computers, speakers and audio equipment (Load 1 - 1.8 lbs per pad)

    1 1/4" For small appliances, multimedia equipment and medical applications (Load 5 - 10 lbs per pad)

    2" For small to medium appliances, tower computers, lab equipment and automotive applications (Load 17 - 24 lbs per pad)

    A pair of Sorbothane bumpons with 3M pressure-sensitive adhesive
    Sorbothane bumpers are available with pressure-sensitive adhesive for easy installation

    Installation: Simply remove the protective backing liner, position the Sorbothane rubber hemisphere and press it into place. The unique urethane material won't crack, dry, scratch or mar surfaces. It will last for years to protect and isolate your valued possessions.

  • Maytag Epic Z

    Today lets Talk About the Maytag Epic Z

    Maytag Epic Z

    Maytag Epic Z

    Lets start with the basics:

    Maytag having front loading machines ranging from an MSRP of $799 to $1,499 the Maytag Epic series (MHWZ600T, MHWZ600TW, MHWZ400TQ) is one of Maytags more affordable machine with an average internet price of around $700 (although we found it for $607.99 at Sears.com). Now for the basic specs:

    ~ 3.7 cu. ft. capacity

    ~ Dimensions (36 inches x 30.5 inches)

    ~ Standard 1 Year Warranty

    ~ 95 min cycle time

    ~ CEE Tier III Energy Rating

    ~ 10 automatic wash cycles

    ~ 5 temperature settings

    ~ 1,000 Watt built-in water heater

    Now for the reviews:

    The Maytag EpicZ received mixed reviews. Consumer Reports was the one place that gave the Maytag Epic series washing machines consistently high reviews.  In fact consumer report gave the Maytag Epic Z a "Excellent" rating in capacity a "Very good" rating in washing performance, vibration, water efficiency, and energy efficiency. The only aspect that good a "Good" rating was in gentleness and noise.

    Unfortunately Consumer Reports is where the  consistent "Excellent" reviews stopped.  For example on Amazon the MHWZ600TW the average review was "2 Stars" and when you start reading them there is only 1 5 star review and 4 1 star reviews.  the MHWZ400TW also received a 1 star review.  There were also mixed reviews on Epinions.com and Buzzillions.com.  After reviewing all of the reviews it seems that the one constant problem, and what we hear about the most, is that the machine tend to walk and create a lot of high frequency vibration (that "hummmm").

    All in all though the Maytag Epic series washing machine gets great efficiency reviews, and seems like a decently reliable machine.  Where the machine does fall short is where The Vibration Solution picks up. To fill in the short coming of the Maytag Epic series washing machines we would recommend a set of our anti-walk Silent Feet.

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