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New 1M USB 3.0A Male to Micro-B Power Extension Y Cable Cord For Hard Drive HDD PC Desktop
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: None

Cons: When connected with just the data connector devices is completely undetected. When connected with both data and the additional power connector device detects as unrecognizable.

Other Thoughts: The devices I tested with all work fine with a standard usb3 cable (though some need additional power source) and some work with a usb2 y-cable as well... but not with this.

Took the seller almost two weeks to ship the item. Had to ask for tracking information 16 days after placing order.

Intel 7260HMWDTX1 Dual Band Wireless-AC 7260  PCIe plus Bluetooth 4.0 AC1200 Wireless adapters
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Works better than my old 802.11n wireless adapter even with an older 802.11g/n router. Able to stream 1080p content, including Steam games, across my network with zero problems. Easily exceeds my 60mbit internet connection and connectivity is rock solid stable for online gaming.

Cons: I cannot understand why the Bluetooth needs to use a USB 2.0 header. Why not simply use the PCIe bus... surely there is enough bandwidth even in 1 channel to handle both WiFi and Bluetooth.

As it stands this is quite the inconvenience. Not all computers still have USB2.0 headers on the mainboard and, in my case, I was forced to disconnect my front panel USB ports in favor of this.

Other Thoughts: Works well in linux... though linux support for 802.11AC is still very limited (almost non-existent) so don't expect speeds greater than 802.11g/n.

Logitech G13 (920-000946) Advanced Gameboard
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Had mine almost a decade and still can't live without it. 09/21/2014

This review is from: Logitech G13 (920-000946) Advanced Gameboard

Pros: Endlessly programmable and the software for it continues to get better with every release. Works with *any* game... though perhaps more suitable for first person and third person games. Solidly constructed... really takes a licking and keeps on ticking. The mechanical aspects of this device are seemingly indestructable (see cons). Heavy enough it doesn't slide around on the desk easily (see cons). Display is bright and high contrast. Thumbstick is the best thing since multiplayer for first person and third person perspective games. Buttons are terrifically placed for easy use and reach even with small hands.

Cons: While the mechanical aspects (buttons, screen, thumb stick, casing) have taken everything I can throw at them for over half a decade, there has been some wear and tear.

The palm rest has begun to flake away and is now almost half missing. The parts that aren't are worn almost completely smooth. None-the-less, even in this state it is not uncomfortable to use and I often clock in 4-5 hour sessions with no discomfort.

The only real issue I have had with this device is the completely lack of xinput support and very limited "gamepad" functionality.

While it does have "gamepad" functionality in the form of the analog thumb stick which has a single joystick button underneath it (similar to the thumb sticks on an xbox360 or ps2/ps3 controller) all other buttons are exclusively programmable as keyboard keys, mouse buttons, or macros. They can not be programmed to output joystick button presses in any way.

What gamepad functionality it has is also hamstrung by the fact that most modern games do not support directinput (which was used for gamepads and joysticks prior to the launch of the xbox360). Instead they typically use xinput. The g13 does not support xinput in any shape or form and as such the thumbstick can not be used as an analog input for modern games. It can only be used digital (by programing keyboard keys to each direction).

Other Thoughts: Despite the caveats above about the lack of xinput support I have taken to programing the WASD keys to the thumbstick for movement. I find this allows me to control in game movement with a single finger and vastly increases my reactions where movement is concerned.

It also eliminates all occurrences of the finger pretzel situation where, for example, you are moving forward-left and need to press the Q key or switch to Weapon 1 without lifting a finger off W and A. Considering that you will almost always be moving in at least two directions at any given moment this can be a fairly common problem.

When I have to go back to using a keyboard I struggle.


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Display Name: Jeremy A.

Date Joined: 04/29/06

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  • First Review: 01/22/11
  • Last Review: 09/23/14
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