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G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Just another fancy keyboard 09/10/2015

This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches

Pros: Very fancy and clean looking black brushed aluminum finish.
Braided wire looks nice as well.

N-Key roll over feature and macro feature is nice for gamers.

Cons: Raised keys may look cool and easier to clean, but that makes key higher.
Key are not smooth. I can feel plastic to plastic friction and noise. May be keys were not lubricated well?
A good quality membrane actually feels better than this keyboard.
This keyboard comes with brown cherry key switches.. I own Filco Majestouch keyboard with brown cherry key switches. Only difference I can tell is KM780 has LED in them.
However, they feel totally different. My Filco keyboard is much smoother and lighter. No friction.

Fancy metal bar around keyboard may look cool, but unnecessary and makes keyboard very bulky.

Recorded macro cannot be deleted without keyboard driver/program.
However, for some reason I could not get it work on my desktop. Program was installed fine, but program did not open. Tried on my laptop, and worked good.
It is possible program supplied by G-Skill does not work well with keyboard/mouse program from different company. I had Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse Center installed. I uninstalled to test if G-Skill program will open once I uninstalled Microsoft program, but did not help.

Other Thoughts: For the price ($129.99 as Newegg lists), it has much more feature than other mechanical keyboards.

However, I don't see any advantage of mechanical keyboard with this keyboard. Especially when key feels worse than membrane keyboard.

TP-LINK TL-WA854RE V1.2 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, Wall Plug design, One-button Setup, Smart Signal Indicator
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This range extender is very easy to setup, especially if you use WPS.
I do not like WPS, so I did not use WPS.
Even without WPS, all you have to do is just enter your SSID and key.

Cons: It lacks an ethernet port. Not a big deal since it won't be used once repeater is setup. But I like being able to setup via wired connection than wireless.

As with all repeater, you loose 1/2 of bandwidth with repeater. Also when using same SSID for router and repeater, it sometimes causes confusion in wireless network and wireless device have hard time selecting which AP to connect to. (Wireless roaming problem.)
These problem exists with pretty much all repeaters.
Therefore, avoid using repeater if possible.
As a last resort, repeater could be an easy solution to fix dark spot in your house or office.

Range of this particular repeater is not so great, but this could be both con and pro depending what you want repeater to do.
This could be a good solution to fix a dark spot in a room or 2. But if you are really trying to extend general wifi coverage, installing another AP would be better solution.

DEEPCOOL GF 140 Black FDB Bearing PWM Fan Detachable, Rubber Coating De-vibration Deep Silent
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: There are lots of pros for this fan.
It has fluid dynamic bearing (FDB), rubberized outer frame and mount, and rubber mounting pins (instead of screws).
This all adds up to a very quiet fan that does not transfer vibration to computer case.
It also features detachable fan blade for easier cleaning.

I do not have a way to measure CFM, but for the speed and noise of the fan, it moves quiet a lot of air. There still are some noise from fan blades cutting through air. But then, probably a only way to solve this will be getting a Dyson fan.

Cons: There were no instruction on how to detach fan blade. I figured it will pop out easily, but I was wrong. It takes quiet a lot of force to pop blade out. I'm afraid repeated removal may damage (crack or deform) the blade.
When blade is removed, spindle and bearing is exposed and loss of oil is inevitable during cleaning process. It would be nice if some oil was included with fan or at least advise which oil will be good to use.

Included 4 pin Molex power adapter is wired for 7V by using 5V as negative and 12V as positive.
While this will allow fan to be extra quiet, it may put strain on power supply.
Power supplies are not designed supply power this way. I have never seen a power supply fail due to pulling power this way, but may lead to power supply failure especially when higher loads are connected in this way. (ie, multiple fans)

Other Thoughts: Balance of the fan blade is ok for its speed, but not perfect. I wonder if fan blade is perfectly balanced, it will lead to even less noise.


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