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Philips SHP2000 Full-Size Wired Over-Ear Headphones (Black)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: nothing

Cons: terrible

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XFX Double D FX-785A-ZDF4 Radeon HD 7850 1GB 256-Bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Disclosure: I do not own this particular card. With that said I've installed 3 previous iterations of the XFX Double Ds on 3 machines I've built. I love the Double Ds and have not had any problems with any of them...with the oldest of them being 1 year and 7 months old.

Cons: Having said that, I could not ignore the legit negative reviews about this particular card that I honestly wanted to purchase. I could not pull the trigger with the caution that I feel about the XFX customer service issues and with the seemingly high rates of actual hardware issues. It's easy to explain away some of those that seem inexperienced or lacking some knowledge. But there seems to be too many legit ones to pass over. Those ultimately made me extremely uncomfortable when I combined them with knowledge of a friend whom told me of their negative experience with a XFX rma some months back. It was ultimately resolved but only after a significant delay of time with some back-and-forth mixed in.

I've not had to RMA any of the 3 that I've installed. Based on what I'm observing, I certainly hope I never have to. I'm only offering this feedback as a XFX customer, so that XFX knows that some of us are noticing this disturbing trend is becoming a perception, whether right or wrong. May be time for a hard look within and to review their RMA process not to mention acknowledging and/or addressing some possible issues with this particular card itself. To what feedback I give credence and weight, XFX should pay attention that some are growing uneasy or wary.

Other Thoughts: i just noticed this going down on promo code today for $159 less a $30 MIR for a total of $129.99. But even that great price couldn't make me overcome my apprehensions about this card. Unfortunately and reluctantly, I'm dropping down from 7850 of this card to a the 7790 of the ASUS HD7790-DC2OC-2GD5. It shouldn't significantly affect the experience of the specific game that its user will utilize. I'm going out on a limb personally, in that I've never used ASUS cards before. The biggest attraction to me was it's cooling solution. I insist upon 2 fan cooling without having to go aftermarket. I'll have to see how that goes. I'll be interested in checking out their GPU Tweak features. I'm doubtful the end user will actually need the 2GB on it but that may just be a bonus.

It was between the GIGABYTE GV-R779OC-2GD and the previously mentioned ASUS for me based on the budget and cooling. I've never owned a Gigabyte personally so I let my ASUS Z87-PRO LGA 1150 motherboard sway me to give the ASUS video card a try. The biggest regret may be choosing to drop from AMDs 7850 down to a 7790.

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Konnet iCrado NEO Black Metal / Metallic Dock / Cradle / Stand / Kit for iPhone 4S/4, iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, Samsung and other Smartphone (KN-8125)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great for landscape mode on a Samsung Galaxy S3.

Cons: You will NOT be able to use your power cable in portrait mode on the Samsung Galaxy S3. Also the bottom of the stand can easily activate the side buttons while in landscape mode. Overpriced @ $26. Reasonable if you can find it from $15. When I received it, although it's well built, I had to ask myself: What was I thinking?

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Marcia F.'s Profile

Display Name: Marcia F.

Date Joined: 02/17/07

  • Reviews: 8
  • Helpfulness: 0
  • First Review: 02/09/12
  • Last Review: 06/19/14
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