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Alternate, red WASD/numrow keys included (for gamerz)
Hardware media keys
USB 2.0 pass-through for a mouse (or whatever)
Brushed aluminum top-plate
Plate-mounted switches make cleaning a breeze since there's no hidden under-belly for things to fall into
Nice, removeable wrist-rest
Accessible, physical buttons for backlighting to toggle brightness levels, change layout (to WASD/numrow), and disable backlighting
Cons: No cons, but I'll nitpick on personal preference items I knew when I bought it
Red backlighting - would've taken , blue, white or none, but this was the cheapest model and I just disable it
Corsair's gaming logo - it's small, but silly
Other Thoughts: Bought a Das Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown switches for the office and loved it immediately, but it's not cheap.
Really wanted to try the Red switches for my home gaming machine since they're supposedly identical to Browns, but somewhat quieter.
Didn't want to spend premium price to find out whether I liked them.
I can't tell a difference since the keys bottoming out make more noise than the actuation. Both are fine for me.
I would've taken a lot less features for this price, so this is a really good buy.
Cons: Not an SSD
Other Thoughts: I've used a lot of these in different applications: workstation, gaming machine, and laptop.
They're basically a small, quiet, inexpensive alternative to the WD Velociraptor.
They're not an SSD.
Supports many applications, including Windows Media Center
Uses cablecard which is cheap (for me anyway) and gives you access to all your subscribed digital channels
Can be used by multiple devices
Cons: The success of the device depends on a lot of other factors since it's nothing more than three networked digital tuners. If Windows Media Center in Win 8 doesn't support it or cable company starts charging a lot more monthly for the cablecard, it wouldn't be as viable a solution
Other Thoughts: Thoroughly tested Win 7 running Windows Media Center with two Xbox 360 consoles (new and old) acting as Media Center Extenders on a wired gigabit network and it worked flawlessly. From any of the devices was able to:
Watch Live TV
Use all DVR functionality