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Corsair Gaming K70 Cherry MX RGB Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Neat Keyboard - Just be aware of learning curve 11/14/2014

This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 Cherry MX RGB Red Switch Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: This sturdy keyboard has a brushed aluminum base that looks pretty slick. It comes with a detachable smooth rubber wrist rest. The lighting gets decently bright - not overpowering.

The best part about the keyboard is being able to take advantage of the RGB lighting with a significant amount of customization. You can make ripples, waves, and fade effects - as a whole, as a group, as MULTIPLE groups, and as individual keys. You can also make up your own key groupings.

You also have customization for profiles (including those tied to specific programs), as well as macro bindings and key bindings.

Cons: The software is not very organized, nor is it intuitive. However, you will be able to do much with the keyboard once you figure out where everything is controlled.

The software also gets confusing when you start sharing multiple effects across groups as there's no specific way to identify through the software (you have to figure out by watching the effects on the keys to isolate the group you assigned the effect to).

There's no USB pass-through, and the the led lighting could also be a little bit brighter on its brightest setting. It's possible these features may be missing due to power consumption limitations.

Other Thoughts: After a month of use, all lighting remains fully functional. I have no defects whatsoever.

Be sure to check out corsair's community forums for awesome profiles and tips for using the software.

It seems pretty challenging trying to figure out how to make the software better. Overall, this keyboard is definitely awesome. If you're looking for a keyboard just for cherry mx red switches, this might be a little pricey for you. If you're looking for something more than just red switches, this keyboard will be sure to impress.

WD My Passport Ultra Metal Edition 2TB USB 3.0 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This portable drive is fast. I constantly am getting 112 MB/sec transfer speeds when transferring videos. As with other series of My Passport, these fit in normal-sized pockets. I filled it up with no problems. Included is useful software to back up and secure your drive. Both Mac and Windows versions are included so you don't have to have internet access and download them wherever you are. The included software did not seem to cause any impact on startup or normal use of my computer, which pleases me.

Cons: There are no major cons for this drive from my experiences, as everything went smoothly as expected. A minor inconvenience for me was that the included cable is not long enough to have a floor-standing PC connected to the portable drive sitting on my desk. Its range was restricted to sitting on top of my computer.

Other Thoughts: The Metal Edition is very sleek looking. It is metal-encased on the top and sides (cap-style), with the bottom being black plastic. Do not expect increased durability; the appearance is merely for aesthetic purposes. And a very cool appearance at that.

As for the short cable inconvenience for desktop users, you can alleviate that problem with either a USB hub that can reach your desk or by buying a longer USB3 cable.

CORSAIR Voyager Slider 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3B-32GB
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Sturdy, Affordable, but Slow Write Speeds 08/29/2014

This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Slider 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3B-32GB

Pros: Worked immediately when I plugged it in. The build quality feels solid and quite a bit above average, and that includes the slider function; it seems like it will last under rigorous use. I don't need to worry about having a protective cap since the connector slides into the device.

On average, I had a read speed of around 72 MB/sec. (USB3). This is an excellent speed and I can get large files off rather quickly.

Cons: On average, I had a write speed of 17 MB/sec. (USB3). Not the greatest rate. Because the write speed is a bit on the slow side, I'm going to knock an egg off as it feels misleading to label the drive zippy but have an uninteresting write speed.

Other Thoughts: This drive is advertised as "Zippy", but really only is related to its read speed. With that said, this drive is very affordable for the capacity and is not a bad choice to own.


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Display Name: Zachary H.

Date Joined: 02/14/07

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  • First Review: 09/03/07
  • Last Review: 11/14/14
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