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Blue Microphones Snowball iCE Microphone - White
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs Mixed emotions about it 01/29/2016

This review is from: Blue Microphones Snowball iCE Microphone - White

Pros: -The microphone unit itself is very well built. I read a review that stated that the glossy finish makes it look like a toy. That might be true, but I personally like the finish.
-The recording quality is very good. It has very good noise reduction for a microphone under $50.00 ($49.99 purchase price)

Cons: -The tripod that came with it is PLASTIC. And there is nothing "sturdy" about it. Not the kind of quality I would expect from a "professional" desktop mic. In fact, the threads started to wear off a bit as I was trying to screw the tripod into the microphone. But that's not all. It was going in crooked. Thinking it was me, I gave it to a coworker, who had a older model (which was way better, by the way) and he was struggling screwing it right. It took me a long while and several attempts to get it in right. Needless to say, I won't be messing with it very much. The legs themselves look like they are about to break any time soon. In fact, I am sure it would not survive a drop test from my desk if it lands upright. The mic is very heavy and the tripod too flimsy. I am sure that I can snap the legs off with little effort if I wanted to. To say the tripod looks like a cheap toy, it is a HUGE understatement

Other Thoughts: If you are going to use in an office where no kids or pets are allowed, you should be fine. If you let your dog or cat jump on your desk and roam around your office, you will have a functional mic with no tripod before you know it.

The cheap tripod is a huge turn-off for me; which is why I gave it 3-stars. Someone left a review about the mic's three settings. I am sure that is a better model. This doesn't have the 3-setting switch in the back. My coworker has that model, and his also have a metallic tripod. That was the one I wanted to get. I made the mistake of not reading carefully the specs and the reviews. One reviewer mentioned the issue with the tripod. I would've bought the next best model should I've known that.

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Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven - Premium Xbox One Gaming Headset
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent product 01/26/2015

This review is from: Turtle Beach Ear Force XO Seven - Premium Xbox One Gaming Headset

Pros: Everything Turtle Beach headphones are known for, minus full price for new item

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: This is not my first rodeo purchasing refurbish products. I have purchased laptops, cellphones, and all sorts of electronic devices that have been refurbished. Sometimes refurbished products don't come in "original" packaging boxes, but I don't care about that. My experience has been very positive when purchasing refurbished products, and this was not the exception. I don't say your experience is going to be great 100% of the time, but the same can be said of new products. In fact, on Black Friday I purchased a brand-new Samsung Home Theater system that I had to return about a month later because it stopped working.

Going back to this purchase, I was able to save considerable money (about $40.00) for a headset that, once out of the box, you could not tell it was refurbished. Unless you think that the original cardboard box is worth $40.00, then I think this product is for you. I paid $89.99 for this item, and it is back up to $99.99. A new set goes for approximately $129.99. So, even at $99.99, I think it worth the buy. I purchased this item from Focus Camera. The seller was great. I think I selected 5-7 days (Ground) and I got the item in 4 days (shipped on 01/05 and got it on 01/09).

I cannot stress it more, it was a great purchase all around.

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SUPCASE Samsung Galaxy S5 Case - Unicorn Beetle PRO Series Full-body Hybrid Protective Case with Built-in Screen Protector (Black/Black), Dual Layer Design/Impact Resistant Bumper Prime
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Sturdy

Cons: Hard to take apart, which could be consider a "pro" instead of a "con".

Other Thoughts: I have had numerous Otter Box protective cases. This is as sturdy as the Otter Box, but cheaper in price.

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Hector F.'s Profile

Display Name: Hector F.

Date Joined: 11/28/10

  • Reviews: 23
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  • First Review: 03/04/13
  • Last Review: 01/29/16
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