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Steelseries Qck Gaming Mouse Pad (Black)
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Came from another retailer 12/28/2014

This review is from: Steelseries Qck Gaming Mouse Pad (Black)

Pros: This is a decent mouse pad, with ample space for maneuvering around, since I have two 24" monitors, each with the resolution of 1920x1200. This mouse pad allow me to move around the entire span without a hiccup.

Cons: The item that I received was defective from manufacturing, because there was a deep crease that could only be attributed to an impression applied when the mouse pad was accidentally folded. It is visible and the hand would feel it, although it does not really affect the mouse itself, but I would not stand that permanent crease, since I paid well over $10 for this.

Other Thoughts: The real problem is probably with the seller, not about the item itself. Turned out that they ordered a gift order of the same item from another major online retailer. So return and exchange is a big hassle, especially because of price discrepancy between the amount that I paid and the gift credit that I received upon returning it. It is further complicated by the price fluctuation of the item to make it even for the replacement order.

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RAIDMAX HYBRID 2 RX-530SS 530W ATX12V V2.2/ EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Modular Power Supply, New Version with Build-in LED Fan On/Off Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The spec looks decent and quite interesting.

Cons: Dead on arrival. Never saw the blue LED came to life.

Cheaply made parts. The power cord itself does not fit into the back of the PSU. There was a loose plastic piece within the package. Not sure what that was and where it came from. The existence of a foreign object is a sign of poor quality control.

Other Thoughts: No manual.

It is not full modular. Motherboard 20+4 and CPU 4+4 are not detachable. Most module cables are plugged into the female plugs on the PSU. This PSU is peculiar in that there are individual adapters with short cables from the PSU to which you connect the modular cables. I wish I had seen the one product picture that showed this. That is the only image you need to understand its form factor.

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ASUS RT-N12/D1 Wireless-N300 3-in-1 Router/AP/Range Extender IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Got it on sale, good price.

Pretty strong signal and decent range.

Has a lot of potentials given the features that it supports.

Cons: Radio on channel 6 died in 6 months. Changing to other channels (1 or 11) works fine. I decided to send it back to ASUS for repair, given the 2-year warranty it has.

I struggle to flash the DD-WRT firmware. Unfortunately, it does not work with the hardware version. (DD-WRT only supports the original RT-N12 and the B and C revisions.) The only thing is that the typical 30-30-30 reset would allow the router to enter into rescue mode so that you can re-flash it back to official ASUS firmware. At least you can always get back to factory firmware, to which it should be a pro.

Other Thoughts: I didn't pay too much attention to the spec due to the limited time sale. I thought it should have latest spec since it is a later model. Turns out it only has 2.4GHz band and the wired line is only 100baseT. In all considerations, it is an entry level wireless router. Don't expect 5GHz band or 1000bps wired connections. So it really should be used at the border right after the ISP gateway. If the router is used for networking among devices/computers (such as a NAS) within your home/work, it will become the bandwidth bottleneck.

The documentation and package is very poor as it does not clearly state the D revision. (Only the back of the router mentions rev. D.) When I first went to ASUS web site and look for RT-N12 based on the packaging (and menu), I found info about original version, and all the firmware downloads won't apply to this. The reference to rev. D was not very clear. It is sometimes referred to as RT-N12 D or RT_N12D. Only Newegg uses RT-N12/D1. So finding the relevant information is a painful exercise.

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Display Name: Joseph Z.

Date Joined: 04/30/07

  • Reviews: 26
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  • First Review: 06/17/11
  • Last Review: 12/28/14
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