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SteelSeries H Circumaural Wireless Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Amazing headset 06/14/2014

This review is from: SteelSeries H Circumaural Wireless Headset

Pros: These headphones are, by far, the BEST product I've reviewed on Newegg yet. I asked for more time for the review so that I could just keep using them. I had the opportunity to get into the Alpha test for Bungie's latest game, Destiny, and I used these headphones for HOURS straight.

First of all, these things are comfortable. After hours of wearing and using them they were not itchy or uncomfortable. Their weight is not too heavy nor too light as to feel cheaply made. The leather and padding is fantastic. No sweat marks or stickiness after wearing them an extended period of time. I asked my wife to try them for awhile so she hooked them to her phone to listen to music and she was very pleased with both the audio quality and comfort. I have a large head (7 1/2 hat size) and my wife has a very small head by comparison...but she has a lot of hair where as I keep very clean shaven. The headphones did not snag or pull the wife's hair. She also enjoyed how the microphone retracted inside of the earpiece.

Battery Life - Not only does one battery last a VERY long time for these headphones, they come with a second battery! This battery charges in the base station while you use the headset so when it's time to recharge it's a simple matter or twisting the left earpiece outside cover 1/4 turn and swapping batteries! It's quite ingenious and nearly seamless. I was able to swap batteries in the middle of a rather tense area of Destiny and I was never out of the action long enough to be in danger.

The microphone seems to transmit well and speech is clear (I have to go on what other people say and even friends don't want to go into a lot of detail of how my voice sounds when we're all trying to blow stuff up or get little anthropomorphic creatures to jump from platform to platform and avoid falling into pits of molten material or being eaten by large monsters.

There wasn't a single device that I tried that these headphones would not connect to and they sounded amazing on all of them. PS3, PS4, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy S3, Mac, PC, iPad, Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 and Galaxy Tab 1 (my wife and I have different preferences...she's a Droid girl and I tend toward Apple products though I still use the old Galaxy Tab 1 that we have floating around from time to time).

Range - The range seems pretty good. Walls and ceilings did not seem to interfere. I was listening to some music while cooking and my wife was watching Teen Mom (don't judge...if I don't judge you have no right to either) and was able to walk all over the house.

My other headset is the Sony Elite Pulse wireless headset. Don't get me wrong it's a great headset and I thought that the sound quality was amazing...until I used these SteelSeries headphones. These are in a whole other category. The fit, build quality, attention to detail...they are all amazing. I balked at the price of headphones like this...until I finally had a chance to use them. They are worth every penny.

Cons: The only con that I can think of (and it's nitpicking) would be that the wires that come with the unit are a little short. It's not a big deal as the control box is compact enough that it fits on my entertainment center's shelf with either the PS3 or the PS4. Also it's common form factor cables that are used so if a person needed longer cables a simple trip to the local electronics store or even browsing NewEgg a person would be able to find longer cables for quite a reasonable price.

I really have no other negatives that I can come up with for this headset.

Other Thoughts: I will restate that I never could imagine spending the amount of money some of the headsets out there on the market cost but after using this particular headset I totally get it. I understand the difference in quality. If you are in the market for a headset I would recommend waiting and saving until you can get these. They truly are an amazing headset for not just gaming but for any other normal task as well (I sat through several episodes of Numb3rs and all of season 3 of The Killing and was never uncomfortable or annoyed by wearing the headset).

I wasn't able to test these on my X-Box 360 or an X-Box One. I had to let my brother borrow my 360 as his RROD on him and I don't own an X-Box One (can't justify owning both next-gen systems at this time and I think my wife would cause me serious bodily harm), however I can't see any reason why these wouldn't perform just as well on X-Box as they do on Playstation.

CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Fantastic Little Device 03/19/2014

This review is from: CORSAIR Flash Voyager GO 16GB USB 3.0 OTG Flash Drive Model CMFVG-16GB-NA

Pros: Small, well-made/solid, microusb and standard usb connections. This little flash drive has now been commandeered by my wife. She uses the Android devices in our home more than myself. I was able to download some movies and shows to my Macbook Air and play them on my PS3 and also on my wife's Samsung Galaxy S3 and her Galaxy Tab 3 and my Galaxy Tab 1. Transfer speeds are quite fast and I had no compatibility issues with any devices I used this device with.

Cons: It is small enough that losing it could be a problem. It's all black but included in the package was a yellow cap for the Microusb plug, which would make it a bit easier to spot should it be dropped or knocked around the floor by a curious feline.

Other Thoughts: This is a very well made and well designed device. It's very portable and, as I mentioned above, is especially useful for Android devices. After testing the drive out and using it on different devices it has been claimed by my wife as hers. I was actually in the market for a new flash drive...perhaps I will buy my own now.

TP-LINK TL-WA750RE 150Mbps Universal WiFi Range Extender
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs A Miracle Worker 02/13/2014

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WA750RE 150Mbps Universal WiFi Range Extender

Pros: Easy to set up. I used both a Windows 7 desktop and a Macbook Air (no ethernet port) to set this device up. I used the Web Browser method on both (I did not try the WPS button since I have a TP-LINK router and that just seemed too easy).

It comes with a disk, very clear instructions, and an ethernet cable. It just seems like so many manufacturers leave out little things like this for the sake of cost-cutting. If I'm buying a device that needs at least one (if not more) ethernet cables...why not include at least one? This is a device primarily meant to be wireless and it came with an ethernet cable. +1 for going that little bit extra.

The most MOST important thing about this device...IT ONLY TAKES UP ONE PLUG. It wouldn't work like that on a power strip, however, this device is meant to be installed somewhere away from where most of the other computer equipment is. It's still pretty bulky...but if you put it in the top outlet on the wall you can still use the bottom outlet. It may seem trivial...but hey different strokes.

The reason I call this little guy a miracle worker is because I now have wireless access in my garage. I've NEVER been able to get a wireless signal out there but now I can. It also reaches out into the street...but that's what wireless security is for, right?

Cons: I honestly can't think of any. About the only thing that I could mention is the brightness of the wheel-o-lights on the front that indicate the device's status, but that's piddly stuff.

Other Thoughts: I've kicked around getting one of these for awhile but never knew if it was worth it. I can honestly say I should have gotten one of these sooner. I ran a networking cable from a switch across my basement ceiling (had to drill holes in the joists) and out and up the wall of the garage over to a separate router just so I can have internet in the garage for my laptop I use to keep track of measurements for my woodworking projects and the maintenance schedule and part numbers for my vehicles. Sometimes it's nice to be able to look something up while I'm working and not have to run all the way inside and upset my wife by getting sawdust and/or grease all over everything I touch. Well now I can repurpose that wire for the basement for when I finish it and turn it into a media room or a home theater...or to stream children's television and learning shows when that becomes a playroom. *sigh* Maybe NewEgg will send me a bigger house to review as an EggXpert!


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Date Joined: 06/08/04

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