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inland 7349 Red 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel Bluetooth Bluetooth Wireless Optical 1000 dpi Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Small, almost petite, but not too small for normal man's hand. Deep semi-metallic red goes will with my Qosmio laptop. Does not need a USB port.

Cons: Goes through batteries like a pig in a cornfield. Rechargeable LiONs last maybe a day if I don't remember to turn the mouse off, so the sleep mode is ferschlockte. I have two Logitech mice, and the battery/ies in them can last six months to a year.

The wheel is twitchy. As you scroll, whatever you are trying to scroll through will jump up and down as if it doesn't know which way it wants to go. It seems to happen on only one part of the wheel so it could be a mechanical flaw, maybe a poor molding, but it could be electronic, too. Possibly noise picked up on the bluetooth channel. Or just a poor tracking circuit.

The tracking diode is very bright, make sure not to be looking at it when you turn it on.

Also it does not track on all surfaces. My Qosmio's hand rest area is a shiny sort of black pseudo-carbon fiber pattern, and this mouse will not respond when moving on that surface at all. My Logitech M310 reads that and any other surface perfectly.

Other Thoughts: For a cheap mouse, it lives up to it. I only got it as a back up, and for when I need that one extra USB port. I would not rely on it every day.

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Rosewill RMNA-11001 Universal automatic Notebook Power Adapter 90W
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: This kit looks very nice, and I imagine it is up to Rosewill's usual high standard. I got this as a freebee with Rosewill's 15.6" laptop backpack, which is very nice indeed; possibly equal to my L. L. Bean backpack.

Cons: My two laptops, old and new, are Toshibas, one Satellite and one Qosmio. Toshibas use two-conductor power cords. This Rosewill kit has three-conductor connections. I would have to performa 'ground-ectomy' to use them (i. e., slicing off the ground connector, which is never recommended) to use it with either laptop. Since this was for free (I did not even elect to receive it; the billing system just added it) I am not miffed. I might get a few bucks for it on that auction site, if I feel like going in that direction. Otherwise it's mint in package and will stay that way ad infinitum.

Other Thoughts: It would be nice if Rosewill would make a two-prong version of this kit, or, if they do, Newegg should carry it. Also, white is not everyone's favorite color, especially if you are not a Macbook user. Every other company's laptop power supplies are black, as far as I know. A two-prong black or red version would compliment my stylish Qosmio nicely. Also perhaps Newegg could include a different item as a freebie, since not all laptop users are globetrotters.

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Logitech 963326-0403 Cordless RumblePad 2 USB
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Soitanly different 02/26/2008

This review is from: Logitech 963326-0403 Cordless RumblePad 2 USB

Pros: Much easier way to play. I'm an old keyboard/mouse player. My only other controllers were a Gravis Blackhawk and an old D-pad. The Rumblepad takes some getting used to. So many buttons! After thirty hours of play I still hit the wrong button once in a while. The rumble is a nice touch on games that actually use it. The weight is better, I think, than a device that is too light to grip firmly. If your hands get tired holding this for too many hours, I suggest laying off the Cheetoz and Jolt and eat some real food, have a glass of milk, and go get some exercise. There is more to life than gaming. Sorry, I had to say that.

Cons: The batteries probably are not in use unless a switch is pressed, so that fifty hours of battery time reported in the blurb would probably last a very long time, but I would still prefer a power switch somewhere that could not accidentally be pressed during play. How about making the orange Logitech logo the power switch? The handle horns could be a tad longer. I have big hands.

Other Thoughts: When using a mouse in a game, the direction and POV are under control of one hand, so it is a bit quicker. With the Rumblepad, direction and POV are two separate joysticks, so it suddenly becomes a left brain/right brain kind of thing. As I said, it takes some getting used to, but well worth the curve.

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Display Name: Kurt F.

Date Joined: 08/11/01

  • Reviews: 28
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  • First Review: 07/30/02
  • Last Review: 11/05/12
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