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Velodyne vBold Over-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Matte Black
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs I love these. 04/27/2016

This review is from: Velodyne vBold Over-Ear Wireless Bluetooth Headphones - Matte Black

Pros: These were good. They're still good, too! I wanted a spare set of headphones, tried out two, but they were nowhere near as comfortable as this pair. After that testing phase, I find myself respecting these headphones more than ever. I can wear these headphones for hours without any discomfort, and to me it doesn't feel that heavy. People have commented to me that they look big but they seem like normally sized headphones to me. Your mileage may vary on that.

The button notifications are simple beeps, no annoying voice overs and no annoying overly rhythmic tones, just simple beeps that tell me "You've reached maximum volume" or "The device is ready to connect". I didn't know this would be something I would be concerned with until I did my testing phase. The other headphones had these annoying voices and tones I simply did not care for.
These headphones are also built tough from what I can see. There are three cracks near the folding joints which are over the plastic (two on one side, one on the other), but the headphones still fold fine. Battery life is great and the headphones connect fine to my computer. But now to the cons.

Cons: It's probably the bluetooth dongle I use for my computer, but sometimes the sound skips whenever I quickly go through videos or audio files and I have to disconnect the headhphones so things can return to normal. On rare occassions, the headphones stop transmitting sound despite still being connected to the bluetooth PC dongle and I have to also disconnect the headphones and reconnect them.

This last problem are definitely the headphones since I tested the sound both on the PC and my phone. There are times where I hear a loud PING, and it's probably the headphones getting old, but I'm not sure what the problem could be. This issue started happening recently, like maybe at the beginning of the year if my memory serves. It's not that big of a problem for me, but this specific issue is what prompted me to go hunting for spare headphones.

Other Thoughts: With that particular problem mentioned, chances are I'll hunt for ANOTHER pair of these headphones as backup cans rather than chancing it out with some pair I'm not familiar with. These headphones have treated me well since I bought them and, at this point, I can't really see myself going off them until I risk another chance or these headphones go out of commission. All in all, despite the 60 dollar price tag, it was more than worth the discount from what it originally was.

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ASUS P8Q77-M/CSM-R LGA 1155 Intel Q77 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Certified - Grade A
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  • neweggOwned For: less than 1 day

Pros: - No fuss. Everything plugged in fine.
- It's a small motherboard so it fit fine in the case too (but size wouldn't have been a particular issue for me).
There isn't much to say, everything worked fine upon installation. What's more interesting are the cons....

Cons: - It didn't register the drive with my OS, so I had to go into the BIOS to configure that (this isn't a problem, I expected this). The first and most arduous problem I had to tackle out of everything was touching the BIOS PERIOD. For some reason my cursor wouldn't work properly and kept gluing itself to the upper left. If I tried to move it, the cursor would just fling itself back to the corner. I solved this issue by plugging a spare mouse directly into one of the motherboard's USB ports, but I don't exactly understand why I couldn't use the USB hub I had connected to the motherboard. It was a bizarre problem. The other issue I had was that the BIOS menu wouldn't register my PS/2 keyboard either! I'm not sure what the issue was, but it was frustrating to deal with that.

- I made the mistake of confusing my PCI slot types. I thought the PCIEx4 was a PCIEx1. This isn't a real con, just a word of caution to double-check whenever shopping.

Other Thoughts: Overall I'm satisfied with this purchase... so far. I'm aware it's refurbished, so who knows why the previous owner shipped it back or whatever. I'm not usually a first-day reviewer but since LGA1155 motherboards are seemingly becoming outdated I thought it wouldn't hurt to post a review once I got everything set up.

The reason I purchased this motherboard was because my previous one seemed like it was dying, and multiple data transfers were literally bogging the computer down to an almost standstill. Based on what I've seen that problem's been corrected, so I'm glad to finally be able to go back to my daily routine of data flinging without having slowdown issues.

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White Male to Female Extension Dock Extender 30pin Adapter For iPhone 4 4S iPod iPad 3&2
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: - Fits well underneath the cover I have for my iPhone.
- Feels sturdy, but I've only owned the item for a week at most. I haven't noticed anything peculiar, though.

Cons: - Not really anything serious but I couldn't get a different color. The iPhone case I have is black and blue, so it would've been nice to get an adapter with the same color(s). The con's inconsequential.

Other Thoughts: I bought this adapter to replace another one that stopped working for some reason. I don't think this adapter is the same one I bought before, but I'm not really sure. Whatever the case, I'm content with my purchase. I'm watching carefully to see how long the adapter will last compared to my previous one.

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