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Pros: Solid performance level on par with other better known brand name rams. I swapped these out for a pair identical speced Corsair XMS3 1600Mhz 8GB (2 x 4 GB) 9-9-9-24 rams and can not tell any difference from both a benchmark and actual gaming performance.
The heatsink on these ram are absolutely gorgeous, very clean minimalist modern design that should look great in any case with a view of the interior.
Very stable. After over 3 weeks of use I have not experienced any system crashes or anomalies.
Cons: None as long as you are aware that these come with high profile heatsink sinks.
Other Thoughts: You can immediately tell from the product photo that these rams require significant cpu heatsink clearance. It doesn't effect me directly since my rig is watercooled but it's definitely something to be mindful of when purchasing.
Made in Korea.
This review is from: Seagate 500GB USB 2.0 / WiFi Wireless Mobile External Hard Drive STDC500402 Red
Pros: I can finally watch any format video on my iphone or ipad by streaming off this device with one catch, you need to use a third party app that cost a few dollars. More on this on the con. Another benefit to this is it saves valuable storage space on my phone and ipad. I can just load the device up with videos and take it with me. This alone makes the device worth while for me as I my photos and documents are already backed up on iclouds automatically.
I simultaneously streamed three different 1080p videos on 3 devices (the wifi supports up to 3 simultaneous devices) and didn't experience any lag or loading issues
When you plug it in to a PC, while powered off, it acts just like a traditional external hard drive or flash drive. Drag and drop any files. My car headunit detected it any other flash drive would and played the files without any issue.
However, turn the device on then plug it in to a pc and it'll will only charge the unit and continue acting as a wifi hub. You can't use it's wifi feature and as a wired hdd simultaneously but you can connect to it from your laptop or pc over wifi to transfer files.
Battery life is good. I can't say for certain as I have not managed to drain it completely from a full charge from streaming nonstop but it easily handled a few hours of video streaming in a single session. With daily charging or charging between use the battery life should not be an issue. Any micro usb charger will charge the device.
Cons: Seagate's app only supports streaming of mp4 videos files for Apple users. When you try to stream any other format you'll get a window prompting you to either (1) download the file (then you can export them to third party app of your choice), (2) Open with Ace Media Player, (3) GoodPlayer, or (4) VLC which is NOT even available on the app store in the US.
Option (2) and (3) are not free and have only a few reviews on Apple's app stores. However they are only a few dollar. I decided to try Ace Media player, $2.99, and it works well enough. Struggles with subtitles at times and crashed couple of times on me in 2 weeks of use. I haven't tried the GoodPlayer app as Ace Media player works well enough. You are not given an option for any other media player.
The instruction manual is a joke. It just a few pictures on how to make the initial connection. There is no mention of how to turn on wifi security or anything.
Other Thoughts: Initial setup consist of turning on the device, waiting a FULL minute for the wifi light to turn solid, and connecting to it from your mobile device or laptop as you would normally do. Then, you can configure internet access and security (by default it creates an open network) from within the Seagate media app.
The Seagate app, at least the App version, is just barely adequate. Pros are you can see how many devices are connected and battery life remaining on the device by hitting the settings button.
It'll allow you to either view all the media by type on both your mobile device and the hard drive or navigate by device and folder. Latter being my preferred method. Supported files are open on the phone's native app. There's no bells or whistles but it gets the job done.
Features buried in the settings menu:
Auto Upload (for automatic backup, I dont use this feature as icloud already does that)
Remote access - Requires Seagate Central or Seagate Personal Cloud account to remotely access your device from anywhere. I haven't used this feature.
Report a problem: Send reports to app development team.
This review is from: Corsair Raptor M45 USB Wired Gaming Mouse
Pros: The sensor is very accurate. I found the three default DPI to be reasonable and did not need to change it. I use the mouse on a hardwood surface and cloth mousepad and found the tracking to be very precise.
Feel and ergonomics of the mouse is rather surjective opinion. The top of the mouse is smooth and the side has a nice textured surface. I'd prefer a more rounded profile because that's what I'm used to to but the mouse is comfortable to use.
Weight system: I like the feel of the mouse with all three weights installed. But also see con.
A nice and hefty scroll wheel with a nice reassuring tactile feedback.
Cons: Weight system: Does not come with additional weights or varying weights. The mouse game with 3 weights preinstalled so you're limited to how you can adjust it.
Other Thoughts: I would recommend this mouse for someone looking for a sensible gaming mouse that won't break the bank.READ FULL REVIEW
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