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Logitech K400 (920-003070) Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs serious issues 09/07/2012

This review is from: Logitech K400 (920-003070) Black USB RF Wireless Standard Keyboard

Pros: Small, aesthetically pleasing and cheap

Cons: Reception is abysmal. First off, it has a "grip of death" issue like the iphone 4. This is much worse, however, since the part you can't touch is the bottom of the keyboard. If you plan on setting it on your lap or using it from the sofa...do not buy this keyboard.

There is also significant "lag", but I think that has to do with the reception issue. Because the signal drops out all the time, not all your keypresses or trackpad movements can get sent right away...then when signal is regained all those moves and keypresses coming flooding back.

These 2 issues combine to make the keyboard practically unusable for my HTPC setup.

Other Thoughts: I'm considering RMAing, but from searching on the internet it seems to be a product design defect. So no replacement is going to work. Knowing what I know now about this product, I would not have purchased it and I cannot suggest enough that others do not waste money on it.

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SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum skin reinforced plastic front panel, 0.8mm SECC body MILO Series ML03B Micro ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Cheap
Holds 2x 3.5 inch hard drives, 1x 2.5 inch, and an optical drive.

It's a very tight fit on the inside, but you can mitigate this by getting a smaller (relative to other mATX boards) motherboard and power supply. You can give yourself even more space by carefully planned positioning of your PSU. It's good that its tight....because when it comes to HTPCs, its either a tight fit or its unnecessarily large.

I managed to fit a blu-ray drive, two 3.5 inch hard drives, and 1 2.5 inch hard drive in here while still keeping the inside nice and neat. Planning and positioning is everything.

Cons: Screws on the inside are easy to overtighten and strip the threads (off the case side).

It would be nice if there was a pre-drilled hole for CIR (consumer infrared) sensors.

They really didnt maximize their space. If you have fabrication skills you could squeeze another couple 3.5 inch internal hard drives in there. They likely left a little bit of space for larger motherboards, but mine gave me plenty of room (Asrock B75M).

Other Thoughts: Position your power supply so the large chunk of wires coming out the back is facing DOWN. The optical drive is going to go right up against the PSU and facing the PSU harness down will allow you to get them nice and close.

Use the included rubber noise-isolating hard drive spacers and it'll be whisper quiet.

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Intel Core i3-2105 Sandy Bridge Dual-Core 3.1GHz LGA 1155 65W Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 3000 BX80623I32105
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Extremely quiet for a non-35 watt processor. The fan is barely audible. The PC is about 18 inches from my face and I can only *barely* hear it in a completely silent room. In fact, the sound of me typing this out is at least 8x louder than the fan.

HD 3000 in an HTPC (and budget) friendly processor. I would strongly recommend this over the 2100 and 2120 since they come with the far less capable HD 2000.

Cons: No cons.

Other Thoughts: I haven't got a chance to really get this thing burned in yet, but so far its been running cool and quiet all day long.

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Thomas D.'s Profile

Display Name: Thomas D.

Date Joined: 10/30/03

  • Reviews: 20
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  • First Review: 02/19/07
  • Last Review: 09/07/12
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