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Creative  Circumaural  Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs Snapped after 6 months 06/19/2012

This review is from: Creative Circumaural Sound Blaster Tactic 3D Omega Headset

Pros: Overall quality of sound is good.

It works quite well for gaming, music, and VOIP. The Dialog Plus feature in the sound control panel is especially nice, as it makes it easier to hear people via VOIP with otherwise poor microphones.

The equalizer doesn't do much for it, and is usually unnecessary.

The range on this headset is amazing. Being on the second floor, I can go outside of my house - on the opposite side of the house where my computer is located - and, even several yards to the mailbox, still get near-flawless reception. It may disconnect for a split second, but it reconnects shortly after without issue. Fantastic!

Cons: The power button is annoying. Have to hold it down for an abnormally long time, and sometimes, when turning it off while it is charging, the icon turns red as in it is off, but I can still hear audio - it's still on.

The microphone mute button is nice to have but in an annoying spot. Sometimes I randomly hit it when putting the headset on or taking it off. The only notification that it's even muted is the actual light on the button, which you can't see unless you take the headset off. Not good.

The headset isn't as comfortable as some other gaming headsets on the market. One day, after wearing it for an extended period of time, I actually took it off to notice a sore right above my ear. It was from the cushion pushing on my glasses. My head isn't big and I've never had this issue with any other headset before. Not cool.

The stand is meh. It can fall over easily. The "weight" at the bottom is the actual wireless receiver, which doesn't ever stay in its space. It's not held in.

Other Thoughts: The reason for my 1 star review...
This thing broke after 6 months.

I was taking it off of my head like I always do numerous times a day, and the thing just snaps. The plastic behind the screws that holds the metal extendable part of the headband into the left ear broke cleanly. I was appalled.

Mind you the speaker and the microphone were still working flawlessly, but the left ear driver - microphone and all - are dangling from the headband, connected only by a wire.

Creative was extremely unhelpful and rude. Newegg wasn't able to convince Creative to help either, although they tried.

This was a huge waste of $200. You can get more for your money, and better customer support, from numerous other options that are available for cheaper prices.

I'll personally be looking into the Corsair Vengeance 2000. I had the Corsair HS1 before this, which was $100 at the time, and it's sound quality was nearly as good as this. Corsair also has fantastic customer support.

Don't buy

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Tt eSPORTS BLACK ELEMENT Laser Gaming Mouse MO-BLE001DT
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs A nice enough mouse. 05/23/2012

This review is from: Tt eSPORTS BLACK ELEMENT Laser Gaming Mouse MO-BLE001DT

Pros: - I've had this mouse for over four months with zero hardware/software issues.

- The software is not all that difficult to understand.

- You CAN see, on your computer screen, when your profile/DPI changes. You just need to have the profile editor application open. It minimizes to your system tray. I added this application to start with my computer, and have 0 issues figuring out which profile/DPI setting I am on.

- It has a huge max DPI for its price. I don't prefer going much higher than 1800, but you can indeed go all the way up to 6500 DPI.

- It has pretty LEDs!

- Overall, it works nicely.

Cons: - The two sensitivity buttons are not easily accessible... you have to move your entire hand down on the mouse a little bit. You also may not want to change their functionality (DPI sensitivity up/down), although they are two of the nine programmable buttons.

- I am a palm mouse gripper with somewhat small hands. There is a button near the end of the mouse on the right side that is not even remotely accessible if you are a palm gripper. It requires you to be a claw gripper. Very odd placement of that button... The other buttons work fine with either grip.

- Trying to change the DPI settings of your profile can be a bit buggy sometimes. It seemed to keep not saving my settings 2/3 of the time I tried to. I finally got it saved... but it was overly frustrating.

- There is no (good) place to rest your pinky if you are a palm gripper.

Other Thoughts: - This mouse appears to be more of a claw grip than a palm grip, as you lose the functionality of one or two buttons (the one closest to the right click, and possibly the one closest to the left click) if you are a palm gripper.

- The button to change your profile on the mouse is on the bottom of the mouse. This shouldn't be that big of a deal to most people, but it's something to take into consideration.

- From what I hear, any issues with the left or right click acting up means your mouse is defective.

- The sensitivity buttons aren't placed well enough to use them as macro buttons in the middle of gameplay, IMO.

- Continuing with the above statement, you are left with five (usable) programmable buttons if you are a claw grip - middle mouse click, three on left, one on right. If you are a palm grip, you are left with three or four - the middle mouse click, and two or three on the left (small hands will have issues hitting the button that is closest to the edge of the mous

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Date Joined: 07/01/11

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