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Pros: It looks sturdy and could probably take a beating.
Cons: It worked reasonably well for about 6 months (though I have my doubts about this being USB 3) and then transfer speeds declined until it finally stopped transferring any files larger than a few megs. Any significant size files (like my vms) fail with the error "the semaphore timeout period has expired".
I thought it was Windows, so I reimaged my laptop. Still does it. Thought it was the USB port, so ran the same batch backup with an external RDX drive. No problems and that device actually is USB 3 - backup finished in less than 15 minutes. Tried this unit on a completely different computer with the same files, had the semaphore issue again.
Right now I've been running my 200gb backup process since noon and it's now almost 4. That's absolutely unacceptable for USB 3 device. I have no idea what is taking this thing so long to copy barely any notable amount of files.
Other Thoughts: It's just not worth the hassle. The thing transfers so slowly you are better off spending the extra money on a decent rdx setup. I'm going to try to return it for a replacement under the extended warranty but I'm not going to hold my breath on it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Razer Naga MMO Gaming Mouse
Pros: It's still far more comfortable and easy to move around than the clunky offerings from some other vendors.
Cons: I spoke far too soon. Within two months of ownership the middle click stopped working. Adjusting the software didn't help. Reinstalling didn't help. I duplicated the issue on three separate machines with and without the software - it just stopped working.
I used their online tech support to RMA the mouse. It was almost painless. I only had to go back and forth once with the support tech who didn't read the neat and tidy list of steps I did and asked me if I had performed something that was in the list. I did send it back and it was about two weeks total before a replacement was sent to me again. The build quality must be terrible if something that is supposed to be gamer-class fails within two months of ownership.
Other Thoughts: The new mouse is glitchy. I'm going to sit down with the software to see if I can fine-tune it a little, but I have to wonder if what they sent me back is a mouse someone else sent in for a tracking problem. It just doesn't feel as smooth as the mouse I had before. I don't know. I guess it was too good to be true. I like the mouse and I like the design but good gravy, these gaming companies are just manufacturing garbage these days. It used to be that gaming peripherals were designed to take a fair amount of abuse. Now they can't even take a couple months of light use on a rarely used button.
At least it wasn't the double click issue.
This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Red Switches
Pros: It's a mechanical keyboard. It actually looks really, really nice. I love the build and the ability to choose the backlight colors.
Cons: You know, I really wanted to love this keyboard. My Logitech G510 had finally given up the ghost and it was time for something new. Everyone knows that mechanical keyboards are simply the best, and Corsair is a name that I trust. So I bought this keyboard.
The first issue, and possibly the biggest, is the sheer finger fatigue. The keys are incredibly hard to press with a long travel distance. Not a big deal for men with naturally larger and stronger fingers, perhaps, but average women might want to skip this one based on that alone. I don't know for certain that it's because of the Cherry MX red keys (according to my research the general consensus is these are one of the lowest fatigue inducing of the lot), but there is definitely *something* about this particular board that I've simply never experienced before.
Second, the software is terrible. No, really, it's awful. If you don't plug the two USB connectors in the right order, or if you are using certain peripherals from other vendors (most notably logitech), forget about it even recognizing your board. It won't. You'll fight with it and reboot and fight with it some more and when all the stars align and Venus is in retrograde, you'll finally be able to adjust the lighting and use it for gaming. Maybe.
Third, this board, the more expensive model, doesn't come with any extra keys with raised bumps to help find the home row\WASD. Minor and it's something you can call their support team to order, but it's weird that you can buy the more expensive board and get less than if you buy the one without the RGB color capability.
Fourth and finally, forget about returning it if you do end up with an incompatibility. It wouldn't work right with my Logitech software no matter what I did, and I tried to send it back explaining the issues. However, they wanted me to pay shipping and a 25$ restocking fee. I ended up moving away from the logitech mouse to a naga for an unrelated reason and it plays much more nicely with the naga. So in the end, I'm still using the keyboard. It was a little shocking that they wouldn't take it back. If you are at all on the fence about this one don't even bother. If it doesn't work for you they will make sure it's not worth it to ship it back and you will be stuck with it anyway. Try some other brands first and this one as a last resort.
Other Thoughts: I don't think I'll buy corsair again. I like them for power supplies and RAM, but this whole experience just left a sour taste. I would have tried one of their other boards but I'm stuck with this one now. I'll probably trade it to someone for a razer or another logitech.READ FULL REVIEW