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This review is from: Corsair Raptor M30 USB Wired Gaming Mouse
Pros: I am a simple guy, and I just want a mouse that works well. As someone that does business exclusively on the computer, I use my mouse all day every day. I don't need fancy buttons (that I will just hit by accident anyway). I don't need an in-your-face light show every time I click on something. And for those things, this mouse is very good.
For pros, I find that the mouse buttons themselves are 'separated' which is a thing I usually look for in a mouse (in contrast to the serpent tongue/one piece left and right mouse buttons)- what I usually find if you don't have this in a mouse, if you click a mouse pretty hard it can activate the wrong mouse button (ie: you clicked left, and it will click left and right).
All and all, from a purely non-functioning standpoint, and just with the composition of this mouse, it is actually engineered really well for someone with my taste in mice.
Another benefit is the mouse wheel is really really wide, which gives it a real luxury feel to the mouse.
The lights on the mouse are 'neat' yet not distracting.
The 'back and forward buttons' are pretty much out of the way (and frankly, my tastes are for just getting rid of them, the time I save clicking the 'back' button in my browser is negligible compared to the amount of time and frustration once gets when hitting it by accident right in the middle of writing a forum post--- or a newegg review >:L ). Since people think more dumb buttons on a mouse makes it betterer, i'm just glad the back and forwards buttons are close enough to be useful, but out of the way enough to not be completely annoying.
Meh drivers... again for me, less is more for this type of thing. I don't think (nor do I really care if) one can change the light intensity or color via a driver.
Cons: The scroll wheel; It sucks.
It has an issue that is an evident one that just drives me up the walls.
When you scroll using the scroll wheel, every 2 or 3 rotations, it will 'kick back' in the other direction. So instead of smooth scrolling down a web page (for instance), you instead seem to develop parkinsons disease in mid scroll, causing the web page to jerk around. (if I were you reading this, as the CS/tech support person that I am, I might chalk it up to their computer being slow and laggy, but I can assure you this is the opposite of the case. Additionally other mice work 100% on this computer (even though they are older than dirt and look much the same))
I also think it is a manufacturing issue, because you can depress the middle mouse firmly while scrolling, and you feel a 'catching'/'clicking' while doing so. If you really hammer on the mouse especially where it feels like it is catching, the mouse actually works again for a short while (I am talking about a matter of 10 minutes or so) before it freaks out when you go to scroll with it.
After RMAing it to corsair, and getting a new one sent to me, the problem remains the same. This leads me to believe it is an manufacturing and/or engineering issue with the mouse and they are just faulty in their construction.
I will never take scrolling for granted again.
Other Thoughts: I found this product again while looking for a replacement for the one I have (corsair says they want to send me off a new mouse, but frankly I don't have any expectations that this issue will not be present, so i'll let them send me a new one, but I am just going to buy a new mouse and hopefully one that works)... I suggest (just as I am doing now) to just pass on this mouse, and look for something/anything else. Good luck.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Canon 5985B002 EF-M 22mm f/2 STM Lens
Pros: High Quality and Weight
Other Thoughts: I got this while it was on sale (nearly 2/3rds off the retail price), and it is a great eos m lens. The base is metal, and the case feel like metal as well. Some canon lenses (from what I read) can be low weight and feel like cheap plastic (plastic that breaks and shatters at their earliest convenience when bumping into things). Canon did well putting a lot of effort into these lenses and it shows. Would I pay full price? No. Is it worth it? If you can afford it, I would say it is!READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Great camera, relatively noob friendly, touchscreen, amazing quality of pictures, the lens base is metal and feels high quality. (same with the 22mm I bought as well, great weight and quality). Touchscreen works well. PRICE: bought this already low priced camera on sale for a fraction of the retail price (about 1/3 of the price) , but I think it takes some pretty amazing pictures that could rival the rebel series. Great bang for the buck.
Cons: Small, the grip might be lacking if you are used to other cameras. Even though the camera might be 'just as good' as some of it's bigger brothers, it looks ridiculously small. Lastly, the reviews for the seller are not all that good, and caused the deal to smell pretty fishy.
Other Thoughts: The product:
I did a lot of research about dslrs and about how to get the best bang for the buck. This camera lives up to all of it's praise that I have heard. This is a great camera for video, and has the same tech in it as the rebel t$i series (or so, I have read). Small build, but amazing power and quality. This camera literally can take pictures of 'junk' that is lying around the house and make it look as if it would be at home in a fancy catalogue. The price for its picture quality and video capabilities makes this camera the perfect fit for me.
The seller (DavisMax):
It came in a box that advertised a flash. I paid for no such thing and I was not shocked when it was not found in the box; However, knowing that 'someone' (other than canon) went trifling through what was advertised as a ' new' camera to steal out (and most likely resell) a flash is worrisome. With that said,... it is a new camera, and appears brand spanking new, along with all of the accessories. This is what I had expected, from reviewing prior reviews about this product from this seller.
But to my happy surprise, the camera I received was in fact the correct color (black), which contradicts most reviews... which is amazing, seeing that the black version of the eos m usually sells for about 20-50 bucks more, mostly because it looks 'more' professional than the red cherry or white plastic looking versions available.
There was 'an adapter' included in this kit. The recharging station that comes with the camera (that fits a single battery) has a slot for a cord to be plugged in. This product came with a long (what I guess to be) european power cord thing, as well as a US style short cord (which I guess to be around 6 or so inches in length- so you might need an extension cord to use it).
No canon warranty card included. However, I have read that if you really get into trouble canon usually is pretty fair about honoring what would normally be the warrenty with the camera (I have also read that even if you don't have the card, the camera still might technically be under warranty).
This is a grey market item, and out of the box, everything is set up for a foreign land far far away. Takes under a minute to change all the setting if you want to.
Shipped in a reasonable timeframe, and packed appropriately.
For video, get as fast of a card as you can afford. I got a SDXC class 10 card. I need to test this theory, but I read that you can only take about 4 gigs worth of video with a normal card, but with a SDXC (eXtended Capacity) card, you can bypass that limitation. The class 10 bit means that the card can be written to very fast, and again will allow you to record video for longer.
I also got the 22mm f/2 prime lens for eos m, and I just love it.
I have not tried its AF, but I mostly plan on using MF anyway.
I took a gamble on this camera because of my current budget (lucky for me I got it when it was on sale), but I am extremely happ