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This review is from: KitchenAid KSM150PSCV Artisan Tilt-Head 5-Quart Stand Mixer Caviar
Pros: About a year ago, I was conflicted with buying something this expensive for a Christmas present. Turns out, I bought it anyway the last day it was on sale, the day after Christmas. 11 months later, my Mom doesn't have a mixer and she's in need of one for Thanksgiving and Christmas cookies. I surprised her after having it tucked away in my closet for nearly a year.
I didn't realize that she always wanted a Kitchen Aid mixer. As it turns, it really does the job well. It goes through thick dough and mashed potatoes with ease. She really loves the thing. Best part is...I get to enjoy some of her cookies.
The picture on the box is of a white mixer and it kinda confused me just before I gave it to my Mom because I thought I bought the black one. Turns out, it was black. It's got a nice shine to it. I'm sure which ever color you choose, it's gonna look great on your counter top.
A small book was also in the box. I think it had recipes and also mentioned different attachments you could use (besides the three that came with the mixer)
The mail in rebate wasn't hard and they sent a check instead of a perpaid card, which is what I prefer.
Even at full price, it would be a good purchase. I can't imagine a better mixer out there.
Cons: I dunno...it's heavy. But then again, that's a more sign that it's built well and not some cheap plastic mixer. I hope it lasts for my Mom a long time.
Other Thoughts: I think this is the best gift I've ever given my Mom...or anyone for that matter. She totally deserves it, but now I gotta think of a gift for my Dad that can compare to it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Assassin's Creed Triple Pack (1 + 2 + 3) [Online Game Codes]
Pros: I assume it's a fun game to play.
Cons: I use the word "assume" because my AC is working with my logitech game controller (310). Even though the game has a specific configuration for the controller, all the various buttons are scrambled to control something different to a point where the game is not playable. The first time with this problem (which was my first time playing the game), I somehow managed to get the controller setup to work properly. I thought that was it and I was done with the problem. I was wrong. The next time I tried to play the game, the same issue sprang up. I tried to fix it again and I couldn't. I don't even remember what I did to fix it the first time. So that's the end of my story. I have attempted to play it again since then. It's not that I don't want to play the game, it's just I don't want to go through the hassles and headaches again so I can play the game, so I'm avoiding it until I have the patience to deal with all of it for now. I don't blame Newegg for this, but rather Ubisoft. If you're going to support a controller, then do it.
Other Thoughts: Yes, I know I can play the game using my keyboard and mouse, but I bought my controller for these sorts of games.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Logitech F310 Gamepad with broad game support and customizable buttons
Pros: Even if I were to buy it brand new at around $25, it would be a good price, but $15 for a refurbished one is even greater. The buttons feels nice and my wrist don't get sore like they would if I used my keyboard for gaming. Gameplay is great with it and the physical layout of the buttons and such is perfect. The cord is long enough for me to find a comfortable position while gaming. The controller looks great, not flashy or complicated looking at all.
It works: I was skeptical buying a refurbished product, but knowing it was logitech meant that I was buying something of quality.
Cons: The controller feels a little small at times.
There's two modes that the controller can be in. Depending on the game you play, it won't recognize controller input if in the wrong mode. This is my first PC game controller, so if this is a common feature, I'm just learning about it. If I would have bought this brand new, I might have received a manual. Either way, it's not such a big deal.
The game profiler is not very straight forward and should have came with a tutorial video or something. There is a tutorial section, but it doesn't help explain what something means like "Zone assignment". I know this is more about me being a first time user of a PC controller and simply not knowing what all the terminology means, but Logitech could be a little more user friendly. So far, I hadn't had much use of the profile, but I understand it's application.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I'm very satisfied with this product. I'll be sure to enjoy PC gaming more with this now.READ FULL REVIEW