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Pros: A mechanical keyboard with full RGB backlighting, it doesn't get much better than that. Everything you can do with the lighting is just amazing, I'm still learning new things to do with the lighting. Each key can be individually set to a color, or to a pattern. It also does things like ripple outward from the key when you type and other effects like that. Maybe I'm a little boring, but I settled on all blue keys, with the WASD and Arrow keys in white, with no other effects.
The keys are very nice to type on, but that is to be expected from a Cherry MX keyboard. This is a mechanical keyboard, so typing is wonderful.
The dedicated media keys are nice, and the volume scroll wheel is very nice as well.
I like the open design of the keyboard as well. It looks like it will be very easy to clean, there is no place for the dirt to hide.
The metal design gives this keyboard a great durable feel to it.
Cons: The software can be overwhelming. There are almost too many options.
Even though you can set the colors for the brightness button and the Windows Key disable button, for some reason the base color would save to the device, but the secondary color would not. This is extremely annoying because, it means I have to leave the software open if I want those buttons to be the colors I pick.
Also, why have another piece of software? I already have Corsair Link. The function of this keyboard should be integrated into that so that I don't have to run two different Corsair programs on my system.
Because I'm running two different Corsair programs on my system, when I go to the system tray to open one, I have to guess which one I'm opening, because they both have the same icon. I've accidentally opened Corsair Link too many times when I meant to open CUE, and vise-versa. It really is rather annoying.
A USB passthrough would have been really nice, especially if the keyboard is going to take up two USB ports.
The back lighting on the top row of number keys is a little dark on the numbers. The symbols on the keys light up fine, but the numbers themselves are very dark. I'm sure this is due to the design of the RGB mechanical switch and the fact that the numbers are on the bottom half of the key cap. The same problem applies to the words and arrows on the number pad.
Because of how tall the normal keys are, the media keys are actually hard to reach over the numpad keys. I've hit the Num Lock button more than once trying to use the media keys. I think I would have preferred them to be located at the very top of the keyboard, between the Corsair logo and the brightness button.
My wife yelled at me because my new keyboard was too loud. I know mechanical keyboards are louder than normal keyboards, and really I'm not complaining about the normal MX Blue sound, at least it isn't full on IBM Model M loud. What does annoy me is the sound of the space bar. It has a very distinctive sound that is different from all the other keys, and it stands out. I'm sure this is from the design of the support, but I think this could have been made better and quieter.
Finally the keys are a little light for my taste. However, that isn't really Corsair's fault, that is just how Cherry MX Blue switches are. It takes a little getting used to how little effort it takes to actuate these keys. I've accidentally been holding down a key just by resting my hand on the keyboard. This pretty much stopped after a few days of use though.
Other Thoughts: Really I only took one egg off because of the software. It really should be integrated into Corsair Link.
Other than that, this is a great keyboard.
This review is from: ADATA DashDrive UV100 16GB Slim Bevelled USB 2.0 Flash Drive Model AUV100-16G-RBL
Pros: Seemed like a great deal for 3 for the price, if they had worked.
Cons: I ordered a 3 pack, and all three corrupt data when I use them.
I ran H2testw on each drive, and sure enough each one came back as faulty.
Other Thoughts: I was planning to use these for Windows installs. But since every single one corrupts the installation files when I put them on the flash drive, these are useless.
I did RMA one of the drives and received one that did finally test good. But it's just too much of a hassle to RMA the other two. By the time I pay return shipping, it's a waste, and ADATA know it. They are just ripping people off on purpose because they know no one will bother shipping a $5 flash drive back to a return when shipping costs $5.
This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2600 AC2600 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Router
Pros: This thing is almost perfect. The initial setup is extremely easy. I was able to plug it in and have it up and running in under 5 minutes. The web GUI is easy enough for the less tech savvy, but had plenty of options for the more advanced too.
I like the looks of the router, it is very stylish, and fits in with modern computer equipment in my office.
Performance was amazing. Wireless AC was fast, and even older computers I have with Wireless N seemed to be faster than with my old wireless AC router. I'm guessing part of this is due to the computers having better signals.
Cons: The only real functionality con I have is that there is no automatic firmware update. But the manual firmware system is easy to use.
The other con I have is that the gloss finish is a fingerprint magnet.
Other Thoughts: I'd definitely recommend this router to anyone looking to upgrade to a very high end AC router without totally breaking the bank.
I took care of the glossy finish with some steel wool. If you just take the steel wool and rub it on the glossy surface, going in strokes all the same direction, it will turn the glossy surface into a nice matte surface that doesn't attract fingerprints like crazy.