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Corsair Gaming VOID Wireless RGB Gaming Headset - Carbon
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Mixed thoughts 07/26/2016

This review is from: Corsair Gaming VOID Wireless RGB Gaming Headset - Carbon

Pros: Very comfortable headset. Major upgrade from the H2100.
Longer battery life than the H2100. The H2100 usually gave me 4-5 hours on a single charge whereas the VOID gives 8+. (honestly I haven't tested max time on it because when I take the headset off for the night I plug it in. But I have gotten a full 8 hours a couple of times.)
Pretty lights that are customizable. In other words...Shiny!
Great sound quality. Another improvement over the H2100. I can tell with more clarity the exact direction sound is coming from whereas with the H2100 it wasn't as crisp.
If you have another Corsair product using Corsair's CUE (Corsair Utility Engine) then the headset is plug and play as in no downloading drivers etc. (CUE take a bit of getting used to though)
Mic quality is great. I switched headsets without telling others and no one could tell. Usually there's a lot of tweaking needing to be done so others can hear you tweaking was necessary for me.
Muting the mic is now with a button which insures you do in fact have the mic muted. With the H2100's you flip the mic up and it doesn't always trigger that you want the mic muted. Awkward moments insue when you have to pee with the H2100 headset on and the mic is not actually muted.

Cons: Range is slightly less than the H2100 headsets.
When the headset gets disconnected (usually due to range/weak signal as in get up and walk into the kitchen to get a drink...but sometimes it disconnects for no apparent reason) the headset won't reconnect like the H2100 would. I can't simply 'turn it off and on again' I have to disconnect the dongle, wait 10 seconds, reconnect the dongle THEN 'turn it off and on again' to get it to reconnect. My guess is that eventually a firmware update will fix this issue.
I don't like the volume control knob as much as the H2100's scroll wheel. I know this is a preference and others may love the knob more.
The LED's on the front of the mic are worthless as in you can't see them because they are on the opposite side of the mic from your face. They're great to tell someone looking at you that you've muted the mic, but worthless in telling YOU that you've muted the mic.
Can't mute the mic by flipping it up. Having both button AND flip-up mute would have been nice.
There is no cable/base for the dongle. Other wireless headsets (Corsair or other) have a base so you can put the dongle up high for better range. This dongle plugs straight into a USB port which might explain the weaker range.

Other Thoughts: For the $100 I wish I would have gone another route. Corsair focused a LOT on the headset being comfortable. They should have tested their products front lighting better. In their video they touted how great those lights are in giving the user cue's about what's going on with the headset. The problem is that it's physically not possible to see those lights when wearing the headset. The mic plastic has too much memory so you can't twist the mic at all to be able to see the lights. When you twist it the mic twists back to the original position.
The sound quality and level of comfort are both home-runs! The mic worked just fine with no noticeable difference from previous products other than I didn't have to tweak any software (which is convenient). Other than that the headset was meh at best.

Kangaroo Mobile Desktop Computer KJ2B#001-NA Intel Atom X5-Z8500 (1.44 GHz) 2 GB LPDDR3 32 GB eMMC Windows 10 Home
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Runs smooth
It does what I need it to just not as well as I would like

Cons: I bought this to be a wireless DLNA computer to stream movies to my dumb-tv. It handles small/low quality video files just fine however when you start getting into 720p and above it begins to skip periodically. Checking the wireless speed the device claims it is getting 180 mbps while my S5 phone is getting 800+ mbps from the same location. When I disable the wireless and re-enable it initially (for 10 seconds) it will show 800+ mbps and then a drop to 130-200 mbps. It is as though the wireless in this device is a low end antenna or somehow limited in speed within the firmware. For the price this could be expected. If the video file is copied directly to this device it runs smoothly with no issues. But while streaming higher quality it tends to skip quite a bit (think scratched dvd's). I know it's not the router because the same files/links stream just fine to other devices.

Other Thoughts: The reason I went with this product was because of the wireless AC and I got tired of waiting for the ChromeCast, especially since there was no public comments from google/asus. The morning after this product shipped google came out with a statement that they were releasing the ChromeCast in 2 weeks.
If I could change 1 thing about this it would be a better wireless AC adapter inside. Other than the wireless skipping this product is great.
When the files are native on the device it displays great 1080p quality videos and 5.1 surround with great clarity.
I set this up with an HDMI out to my receiver and then an HDMI from receiver to TV for the video only. Receiver handles the 5.1 audio. I may just have to get a USB 3.0 nic and run a cable under the house to get the streaming to a quality I was hoping for.

Corsair 64GB Voyager Slider USB 3.0 Flash Drive (CMFSL3B-64GB)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Grrrrr...... 09/11/2014

This review is from: Corsair 64GB Voyager Slider USB 3.0 Flash Drive (CMFSL3B-64GB)

Pros: Very fast
Decent price for specs

Cons: USB 3.0 quit working after 9 months. (see other thoughts)

Other Thoughts: This drive quit being recognized in any USB 3.0 slots. Recognized in USB 2.0, just not 3.0. I've tested the USB 3.0 on several different machines. All recognized the drive in USB 2.0, none in USB 3.0.

This is my second USB 3.0 drive from Corsair and both have died/quit working properly in under a year. They have amazing RAM and other products, but maybe USB 3.0 flash drives aren't their thing.


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Date Joined: 09/14/04

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