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eForCity Headset for Microsoft xBox 360, White
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3 out of 5 eggs Alright for a child 03/30/2015

This review is from: eForCity Headset for Microsoft xBox 360, White

Pros: It works right out of the box, no drivers needed if xbox drivers already on pc

Cons: too small for adult sized noggin. If you expand the head grip fully it will technically fit on your head but would probably cause a blood clot considering how tight it is (and no, I don't have an unusually large cranium). I will have to use it around my neck for mic only (which kind of negates the purpose of having a built in headphone).
If you're buying it for a kid under 10 they will probably be ok (but check on them every hour or so to make sure they're face isn't turning purple!)

Other Thoughts: the mic arm is on the left side (and cord comes out the left side) but the arm doesn't swivel past 90 degrees so you can switch it around to the other ear. At least the cord only goes to the controller and not to the pc so the cord isn't in the way. Still annoying since it would have been zero effort on the designer to allow it to swivel 180 degrees to allow right side use.

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6970 DirectX 11 100311-3L 2GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Card is very stable, quiet, and stays very cool (59C full load).
Was a slight (15%) improvement over my old 5870 card.
Is able to handle 5040x1050 with 3 monitors but I had to turn down settings to medium from a stable ultra mode to get decent frame rates (pretty much expected unless you crossfire 2 of these). Handles 3360x1050 (iz3d monitor 3d mode) perfectly on all games >40fps

Cons: None so far. Drivers are generally stable (no more grey screens of death).

Other Thoughts: I like the cooler on this card but I do wish it was designed to push all the heat out of my case. It's mostly open on both ends (since it's a double fan model) so most of the heat pulled from the memory and voltage chips are pumped back into the case. Again, this is not a con, just the nature of a double fan cooler, which does work better than a single "exhaust" type cooler. Just understand it will heat up any components behind or above the video card and the case itself (probably less than a few degrees).

MOTOROLA TZ700 Roadster In-car Speakerphone with MotoSpeak / Stream Audio to Car Speaker (89423N) – Retail Packaging
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Very stylish. Supports 2 devices simultaneously (very cool). Syncs well and doesn't sync when you don't want it to.
Decent streaming sound quality to FM (although my car's antennae is 1 ft away, embedded in my windshield). Not sure how good it would work on the older style ones mounted in the rear of a car.
Pretty decent voice recognition. Noone complains of call quality (which I'm guessing means it sounds decent on the other end).
Voice to text and text to voice feature is VERY nice when driving. I love this feature (and it tags the outgoing msg that it was using motovoice so if it says something awful the person knows why).

Cons: Battery drains quickly if transmitting FM (about 4 days of light use to/from work) and then reports "low battery". This seems to be a little better now that it's summertime and the battery gets heated all day.
Sometimes there is a delay between pressing voice command and when the device is actually "listening" causing it to sometimes miss the first word or two (unless you just wait a second or two every time you use the voice features).
Sometimes wind noise will make it totally misunderstand what I'm saying (although speaking very loudly at it usually works).

Other Thoughts: Voice commands don't work on droid when the phone is locked (this is true of any handsfree device I've tried, but particularly annoying if your driving). I have VPN setup on my phone so it locks every time I sit it down. The solution I've come up with is to set the autolock to 30 mins and I've just gotten in the habit of using the side button to manually lock it throughout the day.
It also doesn't like other headsets at all. If you regularly use a BT headset, make sure it's turned off as you enter your car or it will not sync your phone and motorola device.


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Display Name: Steve B.

Date Joined: 05/09/05

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