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This review is from: Corsair Gaming MM200 Mouse Mat - Standard Edition
Pros: >smooth surface
>can be rolled up for transportation
Cons: >Doesn't really replace my old gaming pad - not really an improvement.
>worried how long the top will stay on, because of previous experiences with flexible rubber mouse pads.
Other Thoughts: I've used the same rigid mouse pad for 3-4 years now. It is reversible, with two different 'slicknesses' - one on each side. Think it cost me $10 in a store, and is still the best mouse pad I've ever used.
So while the Corsair is nice, it can't replace my old pad. Perhaps I've just grown too accustomed to rigid pads, but I always feel like my mouse is digging in when I try to move it. Not in a 'this isn't a slick pad'. That is not the case. Just in that it is a soft pad, and I think I started applying pressure when I started using a rigid pad - gives me a little more control.
So for me, I can really only give 3 eggs - but this is largely because of a personal preference.
ADDITIONALLY: Pay *CLOSE* attention to who you are buying this from. At the time of me writing this review, Newegg is selling it for $16 - but they are sold out.. One of their selling partners is asking $25, and yet another is asking $55. Not knocking eggs off for this, but just pay close attention, because $25 for this mouse pad is pushing it - and $55 is WAY too much for this.
This review is from: APC Black 10000 mAh Mobile Power Pack M10BK
Pros: >selectable USB ports with different Amp outputs.
>APC battery, something I trust more than the other portable battery packs
>10,00mAh is a ton power.
Cons: >Take forever to charge - but this was to be expected.
>lowest power output is 1A; 0.5A would be nice
Other Thoughts: I've been using this to keep an HTC One (m7) powered. With it running the latest HTC-issued version of Android 4.4.6, the m7 is an absolute pig, even when trying to conserve power. A battery pack is almost necessary to make it from morning to late at night. This pack can almost get me through a work week without needing to plug in my phone to a charger. Kinda unnecessary, but certainly is nice to not have to worry about my phone dying at an unwelcome time.
The only thing thing I can say against this is that there is no 0.5A output. I prefer to charge my devices at 0.5A when I can, as it tends to be a little better for battery. Though it takes a lot longer to charge.
All in all, one of the better, if not the best, portable battery pack I've used.
Pros: >LGA2011 in an mATX
>All right angle SATA ports
Cons: >Chipset heat sink seems a tad lacking in surface area for the x99
>Too many SATA ports for the form-factor?
Other Thoughts: This is going into a new LAN box for me. It takes the massive GPUs of today, and I can interface more SATA devices with this board that I think you can realistically fit in a mATX chassis (a chassis you couldn't also fit a a standard ATX board). But if that is my only gripe, then this is a pretty solid board. Not really sure why I would need quad channel memory with only 2 DIMMs... and I am somewhat skeptical of the chipset heatsink. I'm sure ASRock did the math, and it has enough surface area for the chip heat, but more surface area never hurts, and I'm staring at a large flat surface on the heatsink. A few more fins would ease my mind about the longevity of this board (especially since small form-factor board tend to have short life expectancies right off the bat)READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Michael B.
Date Joined: 11/04/07
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