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Rosewill RNX-AC750RT - Dual Band Wireless AC750 Router with Two (2) High Power Antennas - IEEE802.11AC, b / g / n - Wi-Fi Data Rates Up to 433 Mbps (5.0 GHz) + 300 Mbps (2.4 GHz)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Slim case, detachable external movable antennae.
802.11 ac
Simple setup
freebie mini router.

Cons: None as yet, although the wall wart orientation is irritating.

Other Thoughts: Really like this, took my wifi throughput from 13 MB/s on a dual n network to 22 MB/s on an ac network. Been swithering as to whether to buy this or not after my laptop came with an ac adapter, now I'm glad I did!

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Corsair SABRE USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs The light fantastic? 02/04/2015

This review is from: Corsair SABRE USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

Pros: 8 user configurable mouse buttons. 16.8 million color lighting available for four lit areas. Fits my palm well. In terms of size and shape it is very close to my preferred mouse which is a Microsoft Explorer Mouse. The resolution can be taken up to 8200 DPI, and down again if need be, very easily and swiftly with a few clicks of the buttons on the top of the mouse in the default configuration. Braided cable, very nice for a non-tangle environment. The mouse’s buttons and lighting are extensively customizable in terms of macros, colors, button assignments etc. I do like the feel of the wheel although its motion is a little ragged. When first connected to my computer and the Corsair software installed the mouse immediately updated its firmware without fuss. Now there’s a thing I never thought I’d say, “A mouse updating firmware”!

Cons: The setup software while effective is far from intuitive, one might say impenetrable but bear with it and it will eventually become somewhat clearer. I don't know if they've tried to put too much into too small a space in terms of configurable options, but the software interface is somewhat daunting and not very inviting. The black color scheme sported by the UI, while I'm sure is very ’sexy’, really doesn't help when there are so many options to configure and they are all packed so tightly together. The color setup in the software is also a bit confusing, I guess I’ll get to the bottom of it eventually. On reboot the mouse doesn’t retain its DPI settings which is a bit irritating as it defaults to 400 dpi which is bleurgh. Other minor, (to me at least), issues: the wheel is a little bit clunky; the lack of left and right tilt switches seems an oversight and while it doesn't faze me at all I know from heavy gaming friends that this is a sought after feature; it is very light for its size .

Other Thoughts: Pretty much I use the same mouse (Microsoft Explorer Mouse) on all my desktops, I’ve found it to be reliable and ergonomically compatible with my fairly large hands. Usually a change in mouse is a bit of a culture shock for my ingrained muscle memory and takes some time to adjust to a change in rodent. In this case the Sabre caused none of this largely due to its similarity of shape and size to what I’m used to but also because it is a quality mouse and it feels like one, it is however a good deal lighter than what I’m used to but that doesn't seem to be bothering me too much. To me a cheap mouse is just a recipe for annoyance, it will either fail or just annoy you enough to be distracting; a good mouse should just disappear from your mind when you are using it. Some worthwhile effort has gone into the Sabre’s design as the buttons all fall to finger with little thought required and after a few days of use no thought required. For general use in a desktop environment it is a little flashy but highly satisfactory, I suppose you could disable the lighting effects but where’s the fun in that? For gaming it is excellent, I’m not a heavy gamer but I do indulge in the occasional FPS and C&C, the easily adjustable DPI and the myriad of functions that can be assigned to the buttons make this mouse ideal, and that should come as no surprise it is doing what it says on the can, it’s a gaming mouse!

I did find the software somewhat troublesome and I really think some example profiles would be of benefit. I like to see such things working and then I can poke around inside them to find out what does what. I think it would be a good idea from Corsair’s point of view to show just what this mouse can actually do. I'll be giving the web a trawl to see if anyone has put any profiles online that I can play with. I don’t think I can dock an egg for the software as it is very functional just a bit of culture shock when you first encounter it. I am tempted to dock one egg for the organization and the non-intuitive interface that the software has but I will resist, but only just. The mouse certainly delivers in terms of smooth operation, functionality and cool looks. The mouse has a mean look about it in fact it looks dangerous!

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OCZ ARC 100 ARC100-25SAT3-240G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 3 year warranty - Excellent!
Speeds - Excellent!
Ease of transition - Some issues but nothing to do with the drive.
Price – The progressive fall of the prices of SSDs over the years is very gratifying. I paid $120 for a Kingston SSD Now 64GB drive 6 years ago

Cons: None that I have found, which is a good thing!

Other Thoughts: The drive itself is flawless and I’m very satisfied with the Read Write performance it is giving. Not quite up to the quoted spec but the discrepancy is probably down to the age of the installed system. I used it to replace a Toshiba 128GB SSD and the OCZ more than matches that for speed getting around 410 MB/s Read and 425 MB/s write, according to Crystalmark. My only problem with the transition was the inability of any cloning software to actually do what it said on the box. Eventually had to do some jiggery pokery and mess about with Easy BCD to get it to transfer my system in a bootable fashion. However, as I said this is more to do with Windows and UEFI than anything that can be laid at the drive’s door. Over all, excellent little drive, great performance and a 3 year warranty to boot!

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