I needed a long HDMI Cable to feed streaming media from a laptop to a big screen TV. This product filled the bill nicely. The gold-plated terminals are a good feature. I would recommend this to others.
The cards are both simple and complex so they can grow with your child. For example there are cards where you have to complete the sequence of a boy dropping a plate, seeing it in two pieces and then gluing it back together – the first spot is blank and you have to choose the boy dropping a plate out of the three choices. It is relatively easy from the choices but it does make kids think. Then there are shapes and patterns to complete. My boys are 3 and 4 and while many of the cards are a little hard for them they are picking up quickly. The whole patterns and sequencing set great though for Pre-K as my boys are just learning that in preschool now. So I am hoping they will be ahead if not at least in line with the rest of the class. Hot Dots really are a fun yet educational product for kids. I also love how the Patterns and Sequencing set comes in a nice cardboard box with handle to take with you on the go! You can then fill it with other Hot Dot card sets or stick the Hot Dot pen in it! Overall, I really like the Hot Dots concept and will be adding to our collection!
I bought the 3 unit version and it has worked out perfectly so I bought this 5 unit version and when it arrived it was obvious that the packaging had been opened as well as the case of the unit. I was not concerned until I hooked it up and it would not work. After playing with it for a few minutes I realized the battery was gone. The first one came with the battery as this one should have. It is one of the little flat nickel shaped battery and since I had already gotten this product before I knew it was supposed to have the battery in it (Not to mention the obvious tampering with it upon receipt). There isn't even information about what type of battery it needs or takes so it has been a guessing game and as of today (several weeks after purchase) it is still not working. Overstock customer service was polite but not helpful at all. Very disappointing.
HDMI cables do two things well, they either work OR they don't the quality for the cheap is the same as the quality for the most expensive; so don't buy those gold plated plugged items and go for cheap that work. I would recommend these highly to friends and strangers alike.
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