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Corsair SABRE USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Far better than expected 01/16/2015

This review is from: Corsair SABRE USB Wired RGB Laser Gaming Mouse

Pros: The mouse has an excellent ergonomic feel. I was not expecting this at all. Yes, it's a gaming mouse - but often they lack a comfortable feel for the hand (due to hand size / mouse size) when used for many hours at a time.

The textured coating on the mouse makes grip and movement very easy with a positive feel.

Braided cord covering is nice, although would prefer if it weren't so stiff (see cons).

While I'm not a fan of "lighting effects", the effects on this mouse are not excessive or distracting. The "headlight" effect is actually nice as it makes it very easy to locate the mouse and immediately determine it's orientation.

As some have pointed out, the "green" DPI setting is just about perfect for standard use. Blue DPI setting could even be used as daily if you prefer reduced hand movement. The elected range of DPI settings is efficient and effective for the gambit of uses.

The USB plug appears to have a type of cable strain relief (see cons).

The mouse feels to be constructed in a fashion that would handle more demanding use and survive that use over a longer period of time. Some mice labeled as "gaming" don't feel like they would last through some of the challenging demands of gaming.

Cons: Braided cord is a little too stiff. As a result, it tends to push things around as opposed to "draping nicely" without being so reactive to movement of the mouse.

The software. Did I mention the software? As much as the mouse itself exceeded expectations, the software left much to be desired.

Would like to have seen this with the ability for the wheel to have "free spin" mode. The subtle click is nice (not too much, not too little), but lacks the ability to remove the ratcheting effect and be able to freely move.

The yellow "strain relief" is too rigid. Due it's rigidity, it places more pressure on the USB connector (due to added weight) vs. reducing strain on the USB connector (less weight and/or more greater flexibility).

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a mouse that has excellent "feel", comfortable size for larger hands and works well - this should be high on your list for consideration. If the mouse's software is a critical item for you - this mouse will not rank in the top 3 (in most cases the software may be a questionable "need", anyways).

While the software allows a multitude of colors, would be more than happy to leave everything off except the "headlights" and the DPI selection color. The tactile feel of this mouse is does not require other lighting.

This is my first experience/impression with a mouse from Corsair - overall a positive first impression.

OCZ ARC 100 ARC100-25SAT3-120G 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Amazing, for an inexpensive SSD 10/19/2014

This review is from: OCZ ARC 100 ARC100-25SAT3-120G 2.5" 120GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: - Inexpensive price for performance
- Appears to be stable and reliable. Has not presented any signs of issues.
- Appears to work well with OS/X (see con below)
- Pleasantly surprised by the performance of this SSD
- Going from HD to this SSD, all applications are quick to load and remain "snappy" during operation.
- Monthly Onyx (cleanup) run is extremely fast with this SSD.

Cons: - When utilized with OS/X, requires a kernel modification for trim to be enabled. (OS/X issue, not OCZ issue)
- The thinner SSD frame can make replacement of EOM hardware a little difficult (as some things "expect" an object of a certain size). Would like to see a version that uses the thicker frame for simplified replacement of HDs.

Other Thoughts: OS/X: 10.9
Using BMD's Disk Speed Test (post kernel trim mod):
- Write: 369MB/s
- Read: 428MB/s

Ran BMD's Disk Speed Test for a very long period (endless loop of about 20+ minutes) when the drive was first received (before kernel mod for trim):
- Write: 83
- Read: 92

Given price and performance, will be considering the purchase of larger capacity SSDs for various purposes.

Will post a follow-up review if anything changes with this drive.

Corsair VENGEANCE 2000 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Wireless Gaming Headset - Refurbished
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Wireless headset with Dolby surround.

- Drivers work well with Windows 7 Pro.

- Includes all necessary components for connection.

- In close proximity (~8 feet), sound is very good.

- Can still use these while charging.

- The quality of the audio (stereo) is pleasant. The drivers do not appear to exhibit excessive bias across the frequencies.

- Despite being a bit on the heavy side, the adjustments and ear surround do make them reasonably comfortable when worn for longer periods of time.

Cons: - Headphones are a bit heavier than preferred.

- Volume control function (side of headset) laggs. Changing volume can take upwards of 8 seconds.

- Battery doesn't appear to make 10 hours, but close enough.

- Earphone swivel feels "loose", should have a little more resistance.

- In longer distances (>12 feet), the sound can sometimes become 'choppy'. Could be from other bluetooth devices and/or other technologies in the same RF frequency band.

Other Thoughts: - Having a 7.1 surround theater, these headphones make a good attempt at providing a sense/illusion of location for sound source. Surprisingly - far better than expected from a pair of speakers.

- Would like to see these being more generally usable for other platforms: regular bluetooth (phone, tablet, etc. - likely would not be 7.1), Playstation 3/4 as surround sound, etc.


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