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USB 50.0M HD Webcam Camera Web Cam With Mic for Desktop PC Laptop Computer Yellow
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Cheap, but audio stopped working after a few months 08/15/2014

This review is from: USB 50.0M HD Webcam Camera Web Cam With Mic for Desktop PC Laptop Computer Yellow

Pros: It was only like $5 or $7 and did the job; picture quality was reasonable and audio was good while it lasted.

Cons: Audio stopped working one day and would not come back despite troubleshooting, reinstalling drivers, etc. Video still works, but that only does so much good.

Other Thoughts: I guess sometimes you get what you pay for.

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Seagate Backup Plus 500GB USB 3.0 2.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Nice drive; stupid proprietary cable 01/15/2013

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBU500100 Black

Pros: Fast if you can use the USB 3.0, small size; self-powered by USB port.

Cons: Idiot proprietary connection cable serves no useful purpose except to cause problems (see below).

Other Thoughts: Tried to use this on a Wii U to expand the storage past the 3GB that's left after the OS updates. (The 1TB and 2TB versions of this drive are on Nintendo's tested list.) Plugged it in and it didn't work, making the noise/light combination for when it's not drawing enough power since the Wii U only has USB 2.0 ports. Normally I would've just used a Y cable to fix that issue, but nope - proprietary connection. I guess it'll make a good drive for my regular computer backup. Hope I never lose that cable, though, cause it's one-and-done. The instructions in the box even specifically say that if you ever lose the cable, the ONLY way to get another one is to contact Seagate, who I'm willing to bet will charge almost as much for one as the drive itself.

Good job guys.

Wait. Not good job.

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LIAN LI Lancool First Knight Series PC-K57W Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs OK, good price, a little too quirky 06/07/2012

This review is from: LIAN LI Lancool First Knight Series PC-K57W Black SECC / Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: Great value for the price, and looks cool with a side panel window. Not the easiest case I've ever worked with, but not the worst either.

Plenty of space for a tall heatsink; fits the Hyper 212+ with room to spare. Easy access points and pretty good cable management options. Lines up well with the back panel; you're not jiggling the motherboard around to get it to fit, like with some cases.

Comes with USB 3.0 on the front, with an adapter so you can use it as USB 2.0 if your motherboard doesn't support it.

Cons: Tries to use a ton of gimmicks to make the case "easy," but half of them get in the way more than anything.

The hard drive mounting system in particular is just moronic - it's sideways and uses special proprietary screws that are supposed to cut down on noise but really did not leave me feeling comfortable that the thing is secured. It is also pushed very close up against the front 140mm intake fan, meaning that 1) If you want to change out that fan, you have to take out the hard drives and cage, and 2) You are ONLY using another 140mm fan; there's no room for one of those adapters for a 120mm fan.

They also tried to do that screwless mounting system for DVD drives, but this one looked very flimsy and I hate them anyway, so I just ripped it out and used screws like a normal person.

The extra power supply mounting clamp is probably good in theory, but I really doubt it's necessary.

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Brad K.'s Profile

Display Name: Brad K.

Date Joined: 09/10/08

  • Reviews: 9
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  • First Review: 01/18/12
  • Last Review: 08/15/14
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