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Logitech  Cordless Desktop LX 310 Laser - Retail
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great combo, but mouse WILL eventually have problems 08/20/2012

This review is from: Logitech Cordless Desktop LX 310 Laser - Retail

Pros: Keyboard is excellent. Normal size/shape (personally I hate the bulky "ergonomic" keyboards). The extra buttons are non intrusive and I actually use them, especially, the volume controls and calculator.

Mouse tracks well, has tilt wheel scrolling, as well as forward/back buttons.

I have had no problems with losing signal between the keyboard or mouse and computer. This will only happen when the batteries run very low. The mouse has a low battery light, but the keyboard lacks this warning (which could be a problem if you're in the middle of an intense game). Battery life for the keyboard is very good though. The mouse batteries are replaced more frequently (every few months?).

Cons: I've owned 2 of these so far, and both have developed the same problem with the mouse (in under 1 year with fairly heavy use). The mouse eventually starts double-clicking when you try to single click. I have had this problem with other Logitech mice as well, but this problem seems especially bad with this particular model. Normally this would be a deal breaker, but Logitech products come with excellent warranties which they support. In both cases I contacted customer support and after explaining the problem they immediately sent replacements free of charge (I did not need to send back the broken mouse either).

Other (minor) cons: Receiver is large and corded (not one of Logitech's newer, small unifying receiver dongles).

Caps lock and num lock lights are on the receiver and not the keyboard itself.

Power button on the mouse is harder to turn on/off than slide switch mice, which leads to higher battery usage because I forget to turn it off.

Other Thoughts: Mouse is "normal sized" (not notebook sized).

Scroll wheel "clicks" (not a smooth scroll wheel) which is a pro or con depending upon individual preferences.

Mouse feels a bit heavy with two AA batteries weighing it down. Again, pro or con depending upon what you want.

CABLES UNLIMITED ZIP-AUDIO-CD3 4 feet Ziplinq Retractable 3.5mm Audio Cable M-M
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs So nice it was stolen 06/07/2011

This review is from: CABLES UNLIMITED ZIP-AUDIO-CD3 4 feet Ziplinq Retractable 3.5mm Audio Cable M-M

Pros: Retractable, easy to use.

Cons: Retail price seems a quite high simply to have a retractable option, and newegg's price is still kind of high.

Other Thoughts: This was stolen from my husband's unlocked car a few months ago. :(

Rosewill RFX-120BL - 120mm Computer Case Cooling Fan - Transparent Frame with Blue LED Lights, 2-Ball Bearing, Silent, 2 Rotation Speeds with PWM Control
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I love the fan speed controller, since I did not have one already. Too bad it mounts in the back (front mount would be more convenient). To avoid confusion...others reviewers have said that it takes up a PCI slot. Yes and no: it does NOT plug into the motherboard at all (look at the picture) but rather takes up one of the external PCI slot panels. If you have a cramped computer, it might get in the way, but honestly probably not. In any case, it's not needed to run the fan. Without it, the fan will simply run at max rpm.

At 1100 rpm, it is quieter than my 120 mm, 1100 rpm stock sleeve-bearing case fan.

At 1900 rpm, it was noticeably loader, but really not bad at all. I don't hear the "high pitched whining" that others are complaining about. My video card fan makes more noise than this fan. I keep it around 1500 rpm for normal use.

Comes with a bonus grill. Good if you want to mount it on the bottom or side of your case to avoid wires falling into it.

Cons: Specs say 1200 rpm to 2200 rpm. With the included controller, the fan was running more like 1100 rpm to 1900 rpm. Not a big deal. I question the accuracy of some fan speed sensors anyway.

As many others have pointed out, the blue color in the picture is not what you get. It's definitely more of an cyan or aqua color. I love the actual color, but the picture is extremely misleading.

The screws are kind of hard to get in (not pre-threaded), and can strip if you're not careful. But I managed to get everything fastened in tight, even with my wimpy girl hands.

No documentation included. Not really needed, but I see how that could deter complete novices (beginners: if you mount it in the back, point it so air blows OUT).

Other Thoughts: In case anyone is a dummy like myself: both the 3-pin and 4-pin connectors need to be plugged in for the fan controller to work. I had just assumed the 4-pin was there for conversion if you had no extra 3-pins. Nope, you need to plug that in too.

The brightness of the LED changes with the speed (more rpm = brighter fan). This might annoy some people, or you might love it.

Bottom line: great (AQUA COLORED LED) fan, good price, bonus controller.


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