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PLANTRONICS GameCom Commander Circumaural Limited Edition Tournament Gaming Headset OEM
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3 out of 5 eggs The great Sounds vs Comfort debate + the added novelty of pro-gamers 03/25/2014

This review is from: PLANTRONICS GameCom Commander Circumaural Limited Edition Tournament Gaming Headset OEM

Pros: Quality Quality Quality Sound.
While these headphones aren't exactly DJ monitors (and I don't recall anyone saying they were), they offer an amazing audio environment. While they don't have multiple speakers in the cans (a dealbreaker for some audio purists), the dolby surround option on the usb dongle do a great job making up for it in my book.

-Sound isolation. If you're looking to lose yourself in a game and you can deal with a bit of discomfort while breaking these babies in, get them. The specs are not exaggerating.

-Excellent microphone. While most won't tell the difference over Skype, if you use Teamspeak, Raidcall, or Ventrilo people WILL hear you better than ever before.

-Added option of a cell-phone 3.5mm plug that works with the microphone. Cool when you want to use these. Seems to be an excuse for the multiple ends. I like it since I can just disconnect them and store them when I need them out of the way, but others will hate it.

These babies feel TOUGH, and likely will last me a long while. I like that as my last pair of Turtle Beach headphones actually came apart on me at the hinge.

-Extra perk: I watch ESports a lot and saw these on sale and I liked the added perk of knowing I wear the same phones as the pros. Plus 1 egg for that.

Cons: Comfort is all relative. I'm an XL size hat and I have poofy hair, so take these comments for what they're worth.

I'll say now: if you wear glasses or have large earlobes, DON'T GET THESE. They will bring you nothing but pain.

-Unless you've got tiny earlobes expect complications in comfort. These things are TIGHT (and I have "classic" attached earlobes). The cans are elliptical, but hardly wide enough for ears larger than a sea lion's. Had Plantronics gone with a square hole or even just a wider dimension these would be PERFECT. However, because they're about half an inch too narrow (which is roughly 11-12 mm for those metrics). The depth also leaves a lot to be desired, my earlobes almost always touch hard plastic whenever I put these on. Of course this is all before I've completely broken these in.

Overheating is a bit of an issue, but I never notice.

Other Thoughts: Honestly, knowing what I do now I would not have purchased these headphones. I keep justifying to myself that keeping these was not a wasted effort. After finally softening up the pads on the ear cups I'm starting to believe myself after being able to game for 4 straight hours with these on before even thinking that it'd been 4 hours.

Half the reason I haven't completely broken these in sooner is because I only game 2 hours a day on average due to other priorities.

The limited wear time of these is only a small setback for me as they allow me to stick to my sleeping schedule after work and school.

Team 32GB microSDHC Flash Card with USB Card Reader (Black) Model TUSDH32GCL429
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Works for a while then dies without warning 08/01/2013

This review is from: Team 32GB microSDHC Flash Card with USB Card Reader (Black) Model TUSDH32GCL429

Pros: 2 Eggs because it worked fantastically in my Galaxy S3 while it was working. Doubled my storage space and gave my music a little more versatility with my USB interface getting worn on my GS3.

Cons: Key words: "While it was working". I got this from another store in January during big sales and such. Beginning of August the thing dies on me. Not my best moment as it had all my music and a lot I didn't back up. Nothing important was totally lost, but it's just the principle of the matter. Data storage should not die so quickly.

I think the issue was a lot of heat stress. This is not meant for smartphones but for cameras which aren't as hostile an environment. My phone commonly hit over 100 degrees due to use, and I doubt these cheapie cards are meant for that kind of sustained punishment.

Other Thoughts: Avoid the headache of this dying like I got and go for the next model up or get a bigger name brand. I have two 32GB TEAM Group USB flash drives that are working tirelessly (though definitely not the same workload as the SD). Team USBs work pretty well, though.

Antec Gaming Nine Hundred Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case with Upgraded USB 3.0
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This thing makes your stuff COLD. While I haven't truly put it to the test yet, I know that it'll get the job done.

PSU mount on bottom is pretty nice as well. I would be a bit paranoid if I had to mount my PSU on top, mostly because the thing feels like it weighs about 15lbs.

Like all the fans, the lights are nice. Dig the expansion opportunity, because not all of us might need that extra side fan, so why charge an extra 20 bucks for it?

It's sturdy, but not too heavy, but I'd heard someone put out his back trying to move this beastie, so I could just be strong.

Don't see too much point with the modular 3.5" bays, but it's a feature that someone else might use.

200mm fan is a sight to behold, and the noise levels don't really vary btwn Low and High setting, so I might have it on High all the time.

Cons: It makes my feet cold (no joke)

I do many things other than game on this, and I would like to adjust the fans accordingly without having to take everything apart to get to the switches, which are painfully short. I'd have to pull out my PSU just to get to the lower fan switch because there's so many cables (I know, it's more as a problem w/ my PSU, but that could've been anticipated on Antec's part). Fan controls are almost impossible to reach.

The lights: I would like an off switch for these, but it IS pretty much exactly what I wanted out of it. They are pretty bright, and I don't want to compromise the entire cooling arrangement by unplugging all the LED fans.

Other Thoughts: I don't know if this is a pro or a con, so I'm gonna put it here. For those of you who would be seeking individuality with their PC build, don't get this case. After I got this case, I discovered that 4 friends of mine have this very case, and another person has a Twelve Hundred. It looks cool, and it's reliable, hence why so many ppl close to me have this case, but individuality is a nice thing to have for these custom builds.

Nevertheless, I'm still happy with this case.

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Display Name: Brett S.

Date Joined: 11/12/08

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