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Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard, Aircraft-grade Aluminum, Backlit Multicolor LED - Cherry MX Red
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Pros: Got keyboard today let set for a few hours before opening since UPS does not heat the back of truck and it single digits here and don’t want moisture condensing in it. First I downloaded the engine from Corsair’s website for the keyboard and installed it, as soon as I plugged in the keyboard USB3 plug to USB3 port it wanted to update the firmware and I did that and then started playing with all the features and change the initial spiral rainbow effect on keyboard. Then I started creating macros for the different keys I wanted programmed. Simple to create macros in either text or keystrokes with delays built in or remove all delays. Nice wrist rest which actually a palm rest for me that just hangs on the bottom of keyboard without hard lock in like most plastic keyboards so it is easier to remove after putting it on. Nice roller knurled volume control on right side of keyboard as well as the standard record next keys under it and a mute button so you don’t have to take time to switch to mouse to get the volume raised lowered or muted. DARN CAPS LOCK oooops one of the macros I programmed in one of my profiles for messenger and forgot to change profile. Cleared out all assigned macros which was very simple to do just as easy as programming them in. Can setup macros for different games just give them appropriate name and as needed change to the profile you need I use it for messenger a lot so setup pre-canned statements that I use a lot and have auto send it when hit the appropriate key It would make a great gift for the gamer in your life.

Cons: Slightly heavier than standard keyboards but not too bad requires 2 USB 2 ports or 1 USB3 port to use it so cord is much thicker and less flexible than a standard keyboard one plug is marked with a keyboard that is the one you use if using USB3 the other is marked with side to side arrows and that is only needed for USB2 applications. Cost is also higher than standard keyboards and other gaming boards but a much better built one from what I can see.

Other Thoughts: System
ASUS Sabretooth 990FX
AMD FX-6100
GSKILL Ripjaws 16GB 2x8GB
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
Antec 550W PSU
Lite-on Blu-ray Burner
Koutech USB 3 card reader
EVGA 01G-P3-1370-RX GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
ASUS 23" monitor (Bottom)
ASUS 23" monitor (Top)
ADATA 240GB SSD
Windows 10 Professional 64bit

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Corsair Gaming KATAR Gaming Mouse, Ambidextrous, Pro Player Modes, 8000 DPI, Backlit Red
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Pros: Packaging well made to protect mouse during shipping and simple to get to mouse and accompanying paperwork the first thing I did was go to website they sent me to for download but the mouse was not there under gaming mice so used their search and it took me to www.corsair.com/en-us/katar-optical-gaming-mouse there I got the current utility engine for this mouse. It is a zip file with PDF and installer package easy enough to install then use to setup mouse for preferences. Mouse has great movement response and is adjustable with either the utility engine or the button on the mouse. Can set the buttons to whatever configuration you want, the main advantage to this over other gaming mice is that it has fewer buttons to try and remember when in middle of a dungeon you don’t need to get confused as to which button does what like so many mice that have more buttons. I got it setup for my preference inside of 2 minutes and using it. Nice solid USB plug that looks like it will take more aggressive use than standard connectors and wire is better than many other mice out there. SPEED DPI is 400 800 2000 4000 6000 all can be sat with the mouse button or set in software engine but easy to change on the fly as needed for more accurate movement in combat and such. For standard webbing need set at 2000DPI for most comfortable usage in gaming it does of course depend on type of gaming you’re doing. Cord on mine is 70” long so have plenty of room to sit back from computer in a reclining type chair if that is what you want.

Cons: I do not find anything wrong with this mouse for basic gaming

Other Thoughts: System
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX
AMD FX-6100
GSKILL Ripjaws 16GB 2x8GB
Cooler Master Storm Enforcer
Antec 550W PSU
Lite-on Blu-ray Burner
Koutech USB 3 card reader
EVGA 01G-P3-1370-RX GeForce GTX 460 (Fermi) 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
ASUS 23" monitor (Bottom)
ASUS 23" monitor (Top)
ADATA 240GB SSD
Windows 10 Professional 64bit

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TP-LINK TL-WA860RE V2 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Repeater with Power Outlet Pass-through, Dual External Antennas, Wall Plug Design, One-button Setup, Smart Signal Indicator
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Pros: First thing I would like to comment on is another reviewers statement that he got 50MBps using this unit which is much slower than claimed if he truly got 50MBps then it is well above the claim since they claim 300Mbps, his results would have been equal to 400Mbps I suspect he truly meant to say 50Mbps. Capital B=Bytes lower case b=bits. There are 8 bits to a byte. I Like the power pass-through so I am not wasting an outlet for such a low power consumption device.
Simple packaging no difficult to open blister pack or anything like that which helps when want to get to your new toy
Read the basic instructions and all is simple enough no surprises there on how to setup the unit. Plugged it in near router and synced it with the WPS buttons and had it setup and in another room working in less than 5 minutes after taking it out of the box. My normal wired speed is 90Mbps with this unit I am getting 48Mbps so less than 50% speed loss compared to wired most units I find only get about 1/3rd the speed compared to wired so it definitely is better than the other WiFi extenders I have tested.
Used it to print a few pages on my wireless printer and it worked with no problems had full access to internet and other WiFi units in the system. When transferred files to an NAS connected to the router got about 175Mbps transfer speeds

Cons: The only things I can say that I don’t like about it is that the buttons are very small and right next to each other and I have fat fingers that mean I have to use a pencil or some other object to press the buttons but that is a minor issue to me, also it is not as stylish as others but again that is minor issue not all devices can be streamlined.

Other Thoughts: of the units I have tested and reviewed this is the best one so far

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Date Joined: 09/15/06

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