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This review is from: GIGABYTE GM-FORCE M7 THOR Black 5 1 x Wheel USB Laser 6000 dpi Gaming Mouse
Pros: - Great for my large hands; got used to the ergonomics within days
- Excellent tracking (used as a gaming mouse, including competitive FPS games)
- No-nonsense design, with great tactile feel
- Bang for the buck even at the $30 msrp
Cons: Just a minor one (at least to me):
The "Thor" sticker on the body starts rubbing off rather quickly - in my case it was within the week from first day of use. It leaves a slightly sticky residue until all of it comes off, which I find unpleasant a bit (when it actually registers).
Not a big deal, but I could personally do without the sticker altogether instead - not a big fan of bells and whistles.
Other Thoughts: Like one of the reviewers below, I was looking for a replacement for my old Logitech G500. Since it was the third time a Logitech mouse died in our house within two months of the warranty expiration (and all died with the same symptoms), it was difficult to find a decent large wired mouse for gaming.
I actually thought the UTechSmart US-D8200-GM mouse I also bought during the Memorial Weekend sale would be my primary mouse, but the M7 greatly surprised me in a very pleasant way.
I hope the internal quality matches the outside finish, and won't have to replace this one soon - it works great, it feels great, and the price makes it a real steal.
This review is from: Logitech K200 Black 8 Function Keys USB Wired Standard Keyboard for Business
Pros: It's cheap. It also has a good tactile feel.
Cons: The advertising is absolutely false:
"Four Media Hot Keys One-touch media controls on your keyboard let you mute your computer, pause a video you’re watching or skip to the next song instantly—without using your mouse."
I purchased this to replace an aging Logitech Internet Navigator (the printed circuit board seems to have partially burned out leaving one of the shift keys not working).
I got so used to being able to control music playback from the keyboard, I purchased k200 as a replacement based on the above statement.
Turns out K200 does NOT have a media key to skip to next song (much less the full playback controls of the old Navigator).
So much for that. Guess that's another replacement keyboard to the pile.
Other than that, the keyboard came with some damage to the finish - strange for a new one, but nothing major for me to bother with an RMA.
Other Thoughts: I really wish Logitech continued production of the Internet Navigator - it was the best keyboard I've ever encountered.
That aside, the K200 seems a good product, especially for the price, but the misleading advertisement is really inexcusable for somebody making the purchase based specifically on those false claims.
This review is from: PHILIPS SHE2640/27 3.5mm Connector Earbud Earphone,Black and Blue
Pros: Very good sound quality. It seems somewhat muffled initially, but after the ear adjusts it seems to deliver far crisper sound than comparable earphones.
Low price for the quality delivered.
Excellent physical fit.
Cons: As mentioned above, it takes a few days to get used to the difference in delivery.
Not a sound engineer and/or otologist, so I won't theorize as to what's going on.
Other Thoughts: Bought several earbuds to replace spectacular earbuds from Panasonic that went out of production.
Initially tried other sets because of the aforementioned "muffle", but I couldn't find anything with the combination of the right fit to my ear and good sound reproduction.
Went back to the Philips buds, and after giving them a few days I've been using them since now.
In fact, I'm purchasing several right now as future replacements.