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Pros: Just a followup to my initial review of this product. I have not had any issues to date with this item and it is serving its purpose perfectly. Low temperature-low noise.
Cons: Mechanical drive, not very good for building a portable lightweight system.
Other Thoughts: I have used this for over an year and it has been very reliable. Still beats SSD with storage capacity vs price.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This mouse comes well packaged, in a nice box and to my surprise was not at all flimsy but rather well built and stylish. There is no CD with software in the box however the manual directs you to the download site where it can be downloaded. I consider this a plus as it is a "Green" feature, and saves me from the ever increasing clutter in my home.
The mouse is very light weight and coated with a rubbery matte finish that is very pleasing to the touch and ensures a good grip. The Sabre is a right handed mouse and thus the button layouts are designed for that use. The underside has plenty of low-friction pads to keep my gaming experience smooth however I did notice that they do require a short break in time. I would recommend getting a good quality mouse pad and suggest one be offered with this item in future promotions. Corsairs mouse offers a generous length cord wrapped in an attractive braid. I personally prefer corded mice even thou I own a Aivia and Ouroboros I still use them wired. This is mainly due to the fact that I often forget to recharge them or some other family member does. The LED lighting on the mouse is fantastic and I absolutely love the ability to customize the light colors and effects to match my keyboard, case, fan and motherboard lights. The colors are very vivid and easily customized through the software. The Corsair software is simple enough to use and has a relatively small memory footprint. After installing the software that loads at startup with my machine I have not noticed any issues. This is a big PRO for me as most of the advanced mice software that I have used in the past from Razr, Gigabyte or Logitech have had many issues such as annoying log in popups, start-up delays, error popup boxes etc. Corsairs software worked perfectly out of the "box" and I don't even notice its there. The software itself can be a little bit intimidating for a new user as it offers a wide variety of custom settings to tweak. I personally love the ability to tweak the DPI to my personal preferences. Most mice have preset DPI increments that you can set 2000, 3000. With this mouse you can tweak your DPI in increments of 50.
Cons: Although this con will not matter for most, however for me I did notice a bit of resistance while scrolling with the mouse wheel compared to my much more expensive Oroboros mouse. Perhaps this is something that will level out with some breaking in nonetheless I thought it should be mentioned. The left side of the mouse has a clear view of the profile indicator lights and buttons for its adjusting. I currently like the yellow led profile but would like to have the light red for that but have been unsuccessful in figuring out how to change it. I have not had much exposure to this mouse yet and this is the feature that I am trying to figure out now but am optimistic that I will have it solved soon.
Other Thoughts: The actions editor/macro editor to me is one of the most feature rich I've ever used. I can record just keystrokes, or just mouse button presses, or just the pointer, or some combination of all of them. Unlike some other manufacturers it records mouse movement in increments rather than just recording relative coordinates.
In short summary:
Great Bang for the Buck - at this price point its rich features are on par with some of the more expensive gaming mouses on the market.
Three-zone 16.8 million color backlighting - Enjoy virtually infinite customization.
6,400 DPI optical sensor and multi-color DPI indicator - Confident, high-accuracy smart tracking.
8 programmable buttons - Fully configurable layout for personalized play.
High-capacity switches rated for 20 million clicks - Engineered to endure over extended play.
Comfortable claw-grip design - Ergonomic layout and solid aluminum base for a balanced, lightweight feel even for those with chubby hands like myself.
1,000 Hz USB refresh rate - lag-free responsiveness for fast play.
Braided easy-flex USB cable - 1.8 feet of unencumbered roaming.
Pros: I was pleasantly surprised by this router even thou I though at the beginning that it would not be for me or my computing environment. The fact that this router has a very small footprint was very appealing to me. This is awesome as I can pretty much stick it anywhere on my desk and it doesn't take up a lot of space nor does it look like a NASA satellite with all the antennas pointing in different directions. Its construction and design are pretty good. Its not flimsy but its also not a Bentley. I like the smooth clean front of the unit, it makes for a great spot to stick a photo thus turning it into a photo frame. After connecting the router it booted up very quickly. Routers GUI was very easy and snappy to connect to, menus easy to navigate and plenty of feature/settings help explanations in a dialog box to the side. With all this I literally had the router set up with my preferences in under 10 minutes. I really liked the fact that this little router had a ton of good and latest features at an extremely low price point. To mention a few:
-Concurrent Dual Band that helps avoid interference
- Latest AC standard capable
-Router GUI has built in Parental Controls
-IPv6 Support and many other neet features
My internet service provider provides me with 34 Mbps of speed and this device distributed it very nicely over my network. I did not notice any lag or issues with all my connected devices that include 2 cell phones, 2 laptops, 2 tablets, 1 TV and 2 PC's.
The router also offers very good and easy to set up security features and spots an USB port for network storage or a network printer.
Cons: The biggest con for me would have to be the fact that this unit only has 1 USB port which is good if you only want to have a network printer attached but leaves no room for network storage. I have still yet to test how this would work out If I attached a USB hub to the port.
Some would say that lack of gigabit speed ports is a con but in fact 95%+ of average users don't utilize them or utilize them rarely.
No USB 3.0 but do you really need it?
Other Thoughts: I think this router would be a great item for a small home office, corporate office building or some other business type venture as it offers a good clean design, plenty of latest connectivity features at a really nice price point. I would also recommend this for in home use in areas such as an apartment, doorm or small home where there is no need to stretch a wireless signal from one corner of the home to another. Its sleek design blends in really well and does not scream NASA satellite.READ FULL REVIEW