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SteelSeries Siberia v3 3.5mm Connector Circumaural Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: -Hello. I am technically inclined, but I like to take the approach of a person reading reviews that doesn’t understand all the “geek speak” and make it understandable for the person who doesn’t have the time or patience to study up on stuff. If that’s you, then this one is for you.
-They look pretty cool (white).
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Cons: -No LED lights (like other models).
-The “overhead strap” that is the ONLY “adjustment” for your head is attached at the earpieces on each side with 2 per side mini cables. MANY reviews have said these “cables” are elastic. I assure you they are NOT. They are genuine metal cables. However, the problem for me (bigger head – 6’1” 300 pound dude, the earpieces want to pull away from the head at the bottom of the ear piece. And because of this, (this is weird) when I turn my head left or right, the sound is altered almost like the sound was left to my right when I turn my head left, and vise-versa. Weird. I waited for like 2 weeks now to do my review to see if the headset cables would “relax” and not be so strong at pulling up the earcuffs. Well they have relaxed a little bit to where they are comfortable enough. I get a decent “seal” now. I can only imagine they will continually get “more stretched” as time goes on. And at the rate of acclimation that I have had them for, hopefully they don’t just stretch out completely.
-The sound quality is sub-par. The lows are very mild as well as the highs. The mids are nice and rich. On ALL games I have tried them on (comparing to Corsairs HS-40’s [TOO much bass and very tight and uncomfortable from the vinyl ear cushions], and 3 sets of Rosewill brand headsets [ranging from 10-20 bucks), which are VERY comparable in sound quality – and NO disregardd to Rosewill by the way, they make good products for the price).
-ALL games were just missing that “umph” in sound quality. However, FarCry 4 (which to me has too much bass in the audio tracks) sounded perfect and Stranded Deep sounded okay also. These 2 games were the only exceptions compared to: Battlefield 3 and 4, Call of Duty Advanced Warfare and Modern Warfare 3, Warface, Velvet Assassin, Alan Wake series, The Saboteur, Arma 3, Assassins Creed IV liberation and Unity, GRID 2, Juiced 2 Hot Import Nights, Remember Me, Saints Row IV: Gat Out of Hell, The Evil Within, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
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Other Thoughts: -Just because this is a review, please don’t take my words lightly and think I just favor a product because it is sent to me. I have a job to do; and that’s to be fair and honest about the product for future prospective buyers. I am just like you, a Newegg customer. And to me, Newegg reviews are golden. So I am not about to tarnish Newegg reviews OR my good name by telling you something is good when it is not. I hope this review has satisfied your purchasing inquiry needs.

-I would say for a hundred bucks, you should look elsewhere for a “high quality headset” that is in the give-or-take range of a hundred bucks. No offence, but I would offer you 15 bucks for these headphones.
-The mic seems to perform okay over Gmail phone calls and online gaming (Tom Clancy’s Ghosts).
-From what I understand, the older models (Siberia 2’s) were something to brag about. I personally don’t know.
-Thank you for reading. And thank you Newegg for allowing me another great opportunity to review.

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

Pros: -Still none. (See CONS and OTHER THOUGHTS)
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Cons: -Please read my "Chris M./ 3/11/2015 11:12:25 AM" review below and OTHER THOUGHTS (next) for full details regarding this "Update" review.
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Other Thoughts: -As mentioned in my "Chris M./ 3/11/2015 11:12:25 AM" review below, the newer router supplied by my ISP (now with WPS!) function has still not promulgated any form of solution for me in any way, shape or form.

-I am sorry TP-LINK. For what it's worth, I am still a huge fan, and still regard your products and quality at some of the highest and most affordable in the networking industry... just not this time.

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

Pros: -I spent one WHOLE month trying to get this range extender to work. THIS is WHY my review has been SO long in the making/reporting of this review. I like TP-LINK products and really wanted this extender to work. Man I have tried/done everything possible as far as setup, detection, SSID assigning, resetting (hard Resets both extender/router), DHCP enabled/not, and man let me tell ya, whew. Still to this day I haven’t gotten it to work. I KNOW my business around networking, and I could ONLY come up with 2 possible explanations (see other thoughts please).
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Cons: -100% is ONLY the 2.4 GHz band for wireless. C’mon now. Seriously, we’re STILL putting out products that cater ONLY to the 2.4 bandwidth? This is just simply insane. But unfortunately I couldn’t even test this fact/feature of the extender for I never even got it to work.

-Never received any reply to my emails to TP-LINK for some troubleshooting support.

-Called TP-LINK twice (with possible “ideas that might fix the device”), but it just seemed most important to just follow a “routine check list” of what to try. Trust me guys, I am completely able to do this on my own with a little help from my friend Google.
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Other Thoughts: -Tested with “stock” COX Internet modem (MISSING WPS button) and this COULD very well be my issue with this product and my bad experience (having older equipment from my ISP???). I will be getting a new modem/router from my ISP soon, and will update my review IF there is anything different to report.

-The ONLY other option could be a defective product. Describable only as if the wi-fi unit had been left out of the device itself, and I have been trying to detect a device that simply doesn’t exist. I have 3 days a week off from my job, and spent every bit of each of my 3 days off as well as many other nights “I came up with another idea” to try. I think I wore out google trying to troubleshoot this device lol. I even went through the Newegg reviews HERE on the product page hoping to find possible leads to help troubleshoot. The “Important Upgrade” in one reviewers manufacturer response didn’t pan out for me either. I would also try changing the Wireless channel width if I could see the device in my router setup. Man I am literally beat down on trying to get this thing to work. I PRIDE myself on giving good solid reviews whether good or bad, but in this case I am at a complete stalemate until I try with the new modem/router my ISP is supposed to be sending out. It has been almost 2 weeks now, and I still haven’t seen or heard of my new router/modem. So upon contacting my ISP I find out they “forgot” to ship out my new router/modem, and I should expect it in the next 10-14 days. I usually don’t need to test for 30 solid days (with the exception of motherboards etc) and I felt this review from me was way over due and to wait for another week or 2 to see if the new equipment will work, As much as I hate to, I will just have to DNF this review for now.

-I am sorry TP-LINK I just don’t find it worth my time to ship back a device that I was told I would have to pay for for 2 reasons; 1) this is a review item, 2) even if I DID purchase the item, it would cost me almost half of what the router costs new.

-Again, my apologies for giving a DNF (Did Not Finish) review on your product this time.

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Display Name: Chris M.

Date Joined: 04/07/11

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  • First Review: 04/22/11
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