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G.SKILL RIPJAWS SR910 Real 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Quality speakers, TERRIBlE software 11/01/2015

This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS SR910 Real 7.1 Surround Sound USB Gaming Headset

Pros: Contains five magnetic drivers in each side of the headset, generating a true surround-sound effect.

The actual audio software for simulating surround-sound audio from sources which are only dual channel in actuality works quite well.

Very clear audio, when the audio stops, there is no noise at all. The sound of one instrument compared to another is quite high as well. This shows a very high SNR.

The headset looks rather nice.

Cons: There are a few serious issue that need to be addressed with this headset. The biggest problem is the software, and I really hope that this problem gets corrected over time.

The software has a tendency to produce a reverberation effect regardless of which settings you use. I HATE reverberation effects, which is why I never use them and keep it off under the equalizer by default. Sometimes, randomly, the software will start to apply reverb to everything. For example, I might be listening to a song, and in the middle of the song it begins to produce an echo effect. With music, this is a minor issue, but if I play a game or watch a movie with this headset it is terrible, as it makes it hard to understand the spoken words. The worst is if you try to use the headset for something like VoIP, phone calls, Google Hangouts calls etc. because you will be completely unable to hear the other person through the noise. Changing the headset between the various speaker options in the software doesn't change anything, it still happens, but this will turn the reverb back off if you do it.

The microphone is another issue. It is easy to pull out and adjust, but people often have trouble hearing when I speak. It isn't that the microphone is under powered, but that it sporadically picks up words. Sometimes people say they can hear me better than they could on my old headset, and other times they can't hear me at all. This might also be a software issue.

The last issue is the way the headset sits on your head, which is not particularly comfortable. Unlike most headsets where the weight sits on the top of your head, G.Skill opted to place the weight mostly on your ears, which can cause quite a bit of discomfort. I've adjusted to it a little, but I still can't stand to wear it for more than an hour maybe without having to take it off because of the pain in my ears.

Other Thoughts: I like this headset overall, but it really needs some work. I deducted two eggs for the horrible audio issues, as this has caused me a considerable amount of trouble. I deducted one egg for the weight issue but only because I typically don't use it for more than an hour, so the problem isn't so bad for me, and others may have less issues with this. I don't know if I would recommend it to others though, as these issues really keep you from enjoying its use.

My Cloud Business Series DL4100 4-Bay Pre-configured 8 TB NAS with Intel processor
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Not NAS, Small Server, and I love it! 09/20/2015

This review is from: My Cloud Business Series DL4100 4-Bay Pre-configured 8 TB NAS with Intel processor

Pros: Supports up to 24 TB In Size
Accessible over the network through dual-NICs to increase performance.
Supports dual power supplies for backup purposes
Supports auto-backup of files for data loss prevention
Supports media center, FTP, torrent, web server, and several other features allowing you to use this as far more than just a simple networked attached storage.

Cons: I only have one issue with this unit and it is when transferring files. Using the USB 3.0 ports, I tried to transfer data to using an external hard drive. The order to copy was sent from a laptop with only 802.11g Wi-Fi. The result was a transfer speed of 8 MB/s. Trying to do the same thing via a LAN connected PC resulted in 70 MB/s. This means that when issuing an order to copy from the USB drive that it first routes the data from the drive, through the network to your PC, then back to the NAS. This is not very efficient, and really quite pointless. It seems that WD could have implemented some sort of direct copy solution from the USB drive to the internal drives, but there is not one I can find.

Other Thoughts: Other than that issue, which isn't a major issue really as you can transfer files from a PC without any problems, the NAS works perfect. I love this thing, and honestly as soon as I get the spare cash for it 'm tossing two more 4 TB drives into it. having a central networked server, and really this is a server not just NAS, is extremely convenient. From data protection, to sharing data, to the services the server can run itself like listed in the "Pros" section, this is the most helpful piece of hardware I have ever had.

If you need a device for these functions, don't even hesitate. Buy it now, you won't have any regrets.

Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR RGB MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Nice Design, Very Glitchy 09/20/2015

This review is from: Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR RGB MOBA/MMO Gaming Mouse

Pros: The design is quite comfortable, and fits nicely in the hand. Material to help grip the mouse is well placed, and the ability to adjust the buttons on the side make it all the easier to adjust to your preference. The mouse is capable of extremely high DPI settings, and supports five DPI modes that you can cycle through. The software is well laid out too. Setting up the functions for the programmable buttons can be a bit tedious, but the system works well enough.

Cons: The problems with this mouse don't stem from the physical design, but from the software. As a new design, this is to be expected, and as such I tried to wait and give the company time to release an updated version of the software for this mouse, but at this time I haven't noticed an improved software come out.

Trying to setup the mouse on two different computers, I am only able to program the "1" button. If I try to set a function for any other button on the mouse, the software crashes. This is the biggest flaw with this mouse currently, and I fully expect it to be corrected over time, which is why I am only knocking off one egg. The mouse could occasionally freeze requiring me to unplug and re-plug it too, but I believe this is also a software issue.

Other Thoughts: Aside from the software bug, this mouse works well, and is far better than my older SteelSeries Sensei gaming mouse I used before. The mouse moves more fluidly, and more accurately than the other mouse. The older mouse could also present a slight jittery effect when on high DPI settings, and this mouse has none of that.

I would definitely recommend this mouse to any gamers who need a lot of programmable buttons, but you should probably a few weeks while the software is updated.


Michael S.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael S.

Date Joined: 05/26/12

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 06/10/15
  • Last Review: 11/01/15
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