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Rosewill Helios RK-9200BR Dual LED Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switch
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Decent Backlit Mechanical Keyboard 06/10/2014

This review is from: Rosewill Helios RK-9200BR Dual LED Illuminated Mechanical Keyboard with Cherry MX Brown Switch

Pros: Wanted to go with Cherry MX Browns for my latest keyboard, and Newegg was having a sale on the Helios line. Overall, a nice keyboard. Backlight is good, but not as bright as some competing boards.

As the pictures show, you can change the WASD keys or Arrow keys separately from the other backlight options.

Key caps feel nice. No issues with their fit.

Cons: Keyboard has no onboard memory. Every time you boot up, you have to activate the backlight. That's at least once for the main keys, once for the WASD cluster, once for the Arrow keys, and two to three times for the brightness (it defaults to lowest).

That's a lot of key presses just to get the backlight to your favorite settings so keep that in mind.

The Caps Lock, Scroll Lock, and Num Lock all stay lit and have separate lights in the top right. Personally, I prefer the backlight to deactivate when I turn them off, but it's a minor quibble.

Other Thoughts: Knew about the backlight issue from another review, but my work computer stays on 24/7 so it won't be much of an issue for me. It's definitely a cost cutting measure though, since most current backlit keyboards have onboard memory.

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Wagan 2395 Smart AC 150 USB Power Inverter
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Reliable but noisy 07/06/2012

This review is from: Wagan 2395 Smart AC 150 USB Power Inverter

Pros: Charges my phone and laptop at the same time with no problem. Very slim design.

Cons: Fan is noisy and constantly runs even with no load. No On/Off switch.

Other Thoughts: Replaced a Duracell 175 with this. The Duracell is actually smaller, but kept kicking off more and more until it became useless. It was quieter though.

We'll have to see on the long term reliability, but so far this is a good deal.

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Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Pro 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVP64GB
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Fast USB 3.0 Flash drive 07/03/2012

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Pro 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVP64GB

Pros: Fast, reliable, cheaper than the competition. Cap fits on pretty secure, and the key ring opening is large enough to fit a small ring.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: Upgraded from a Patriot 32GB USB 3.0 that I outgrew. Patriot conveniently loses rebates, so you can buy the Mushkin at a cheaper price and not worry about the rebates. The design and look of this flash drive is almost identical to the Patriot, so they may be made from the same supplier/company. The Patriot's ring opening is too small to fit a ring, so you'll probably have to use a string or wire to make it work.

Overall a better deal than Patriot.

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Display Name: Derek C.

Date Joined: 07/25/05

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  • First Review: 02/10/11
  • Last Review: 06/10/14
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