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Logitech M705 Black 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Marathon Mouse
  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Look no further 08/14/2013

This review is from: Logitech M705 Black 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless Laser Marathon Mouse

Pros: + For a compact mouse, it is very comfortable
+ Lots of buttons, including the 3 thumb buttons and a friction-free scroll wheel
+ Has a compartment for the USB receiver
+ Very fast wake up time
+ Battery life (SetPoint shows 1094 days when using 2 batteries came with it)
+ Price (I got it for around $30, just google it)

This is my first wireless mouse, I have been using G series for a long time, starting with MX518 I have owned G5 and G550. I'd say the design and feel of G series in my hand is just superb. So when I decided to add a wireless mouse for my laptop I wish I could find something similar. Logitech didn't disappoint me with the M705, Although it is one size down from G550 which is my current desktop mouse, it doesn't feel too far off from the G550.

I like how this mouse has 3 thumb buttons just like G550, but one button is at a different area of the thumb area and it is hidden, not very hard to get used to it though. With SetPoint software you can customize what each button does and I usually put zoom on the thumb button and left/right scroll wheel for switching tabs for browser. I have been using this setting on my G550 so I really appreciated that I could do the same with M705.

Cons: - The middle button takes lots of pressure to accurate
- Forward/Back buttons (thumb) are not very comfortable to use
- No DPI adjustment
- No travelling bag

Not too many major flaws with this mouse, All my complains are related to my personal feelings. Like the thumb buttons, I was comparing them to those on the G550. Because the M705 is a smaller mouse it is understandable that the thumb buttons are not as comfortable to operate as the ones on G550.

The middle button (scroll wheel) feels much harder to press than the one on my G550. Not sure if this is specific to the one I bought or all M705s.

Other Thoughts: Be sure you have SetPoint installed if you want to enjoy the full benefit provided by M705. I have seen two versions of SetPoint and this mouse uses the older version (4.8), My G550 uses ver. 5.2. If you don't know which one is it just go to Logitech web site and download it from the support page of this product.

The location of the leaser sensor has nothing to do with the function of the mouse. You need to check the surface you are using first if you experience any problem. Just saying in case people get confused reading something otherwise.

The mouse can operate on a single battery if you like your mouse light.

I had another option before purchasing M705, it was the Logitech Anywhere Mouse. I eventually went with M705 because it doesn't have a glossy surface and it resembles G series the best. Oh yeah, don't forget it is much cheaper too.

Rosewill R26BBQ-11002A Barbeque tool set
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs 08/01/2012

This review is from: Rosewill R26BBQ-11002A Barbeque tool set

Pros: -Good looking
-Case included
-Bang for bug value
I got this set for $18 and I can't think of a better deal than this.

Cons: -Flimsy case
The case is made from very then aluminum and the handle is made from plastic. I don't think it will break as long as you don't put any extra weight in the case

Other Thoughts: Ideal portable set for BBQ, picnic, or camping. I would value the set at $20-$30 and I got it for cheaper.

Corsair Vengeance K90  Black/Metal USB Wired Gaming Performance, MMO Mechanical Keyboard
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: -Looks good
-Media keys + G keys + volume button + windows key disable all come in handy
-Unique back-lit effect for its kind, reminds me of old Saitek Eclipse
-Easy to clean thanks to the key design
-Solid build (the aluminum plate is thick enough to support the keys and not just a decoration)

Cons: -Not full mechanical
-Wrist support design (see below)
I had a problem the first day I opened the box. There are two bolts you can use to hold the wrist support in place by screwing them into the nuts embedded in the keyboard. One of the metal nut fell out after I tightened the bolt with it. After checking the nut I believe the hole which holds the nut doesn't provide enough friction to make the nut stay in place when the bolt is crewed in. I fixed this problem by adding some tissue paper between the hole and the nut.

Other Thoughts: I have been using a Logitech G15 for 3 years before I ordered K90. I have used blue switch before but I don't think I like to use that for gaming. But that varies from person to person.
Red switch is very good for gaming, you can learn the difference between different switches by googling mechanical switch keyboard.
If you wonder, the longer keys (like space, caps lock, etc.) uses dummy switches to stabilize longer keys instead of a shaped metal wire on some mechanical keyboards. This is a detail not noticed by many user and it will effect your experience with this keyboard. Different stabilizer has different attributes and it's more of a personal preference than which one is always the best.
You can use the software to customize G-keys to do many things, almost like how G15 can be customized, and yes, you can launch programs by using G-keys as long as you set up them in the softwar


Zexing L.'s Profile

Display Name: Zexing L.

Date Joined: 07/02/08

  • Reviews: 19
  • Helpfulness: 8
  • First Review: 07/11/08
  • Last Review: 08/14/13
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