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SteelSeries Siberia 800 Wireless Gaming Headset
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5 out of 5 eggs Great Features 05/23/2016

This review is from: SteelSeries Siberia 800 Wireless Gaming Headset

Pros: So there is lots of ground to cover here in the pros sections so let's get started. The transmission base for this headset is the biggest pro, you can switch between four displays, and it has a nice LCD display that is not the headache making bright blue. Rather it has a nice gray tinge to it so it’s easy on the eyes even in a dark room. The transmission base also charges the headset battery. The box states a 30 foot range but I have found that I am able to go close to 50 feet “Disclaimer I live in a condo and I might be getting signal bounce off my walls in the enclosed space I live”. This headset comes with two batteries I really like that. How many times have you been playing on your day off only to head the beeping tone that indicates you need to switch to your wired headset that will no longer be the case with this headset? Two batteries means twice the play time. I was getting about 20 hours of use per charge. The volume control is easy to access and easy to use so no issues there. The sound quality of this headset is Steller, I was using it to just listen to music after I put my son down to sleep and I was very surprised at the beep base but also the high treble. It’s well balanced and made my music enjoyable to listen to. The retractable mic well this is just great! When I was done playing I was able to just push the mic in and no worries about seeing it in my peripheral vision well I did other things like watch Netflix or listen to my music. The overall balance of the headset is good. I did NOT have to keep adjusting it well it was on my head over and over all day. Once you set you just forget it. Let’s talk looks and feels to round this out, the look is very nice soft edges no real snag points. The color scheme is nice and easy on the eyes. It has very large ear phones and they won’t hurt you after long periods of playing. The overall comfort level on these was 9, 10 being the highest. The padding in the band was a very nice touch and made the headset fit tighter without feeling like it was hurting me in any way. The fake leather is soft to the touch and the foam inside was not overly firm but not overly soft. It was just right in the middle. With time I am sure they will soften a bit but they should not become just foam dust. The last thing I will mention is that it’s cross platform and let me tell you there’re are tones of adapters in the box. You will never have to worry about this not working with your devices. Over all I am impressed with this headset and would tell a fried to buy it.

Cons: So we will start with the biggest con I can find with this headset, the top band is not adjustable. For me this is a big issue I have a hat size of 7 so on the smaller end of the spectrum when it comes to head size if you have a smaller head them me you might find that the headset slips a bit. For me they did fit and I am happy but I did want to touch on this. My biggest pet peeve is when a manufacture does not include a manual. This is CRAZY even in the digital era you should still include at the very least a small manual. Last thing here the PRICE ouch!

Other Thoughts: This is a very nice headset, with so few cons and so many pros how could I not recommend them?
Thank you for taking the time to read my review I hope it helps you make your final discussion
William

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SAMSUNG T3 Portable 250GB USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive
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5 out of 5 eggs Small and Fast = Happy 04/15/2016

This review is from: SAMSUNG T3 Portable 250GB USB 3.1 External Solid State Drive

Pros: PLEASE READ MY THOUGHT
Well let’s jump right into this speedy little drive: it is very small and I like that! It will fit right into your pocket. The speed of this little drive is screaming fast. So we will recap super-fast and small what more can you ask? The external drive comes with software that was easy to install and setup; when it came time to enter in a password to protect the drive the rules that you need to follow are on the right hand side of the screen and are straight forward. I have some thoughts below about software and external drives as a whole. You don’t have to use the software and in fact I uninstalled the software after using it. That is captured below in the thoughts but overall the software was fast and easy to install and walks you through the setup in an easy to understand way this was greatly appreciated. One really big feature that I like about this little drive is the cable connection. There is no up or down or proper way that the cable has to go into the drive, you can use the cable in any direction and you will have a functioning drive so this was a very big plus for me. The look of the device was very new age and at the same time kind of concealable, if you had private documents on this drive and had it unplugged and sitting next to a USB hub most people would look right at it and think that it was just a second USB hub I like that. The aluminum outer shell is soft and smooth with a nice ring of soft gripping rubber on one end that allow you to hold on to the external drive tightly. It is shock proof I really tested this and threw it across the room a few times and even against the wall and guess what when I plugged it in it worked! For the average user you don’t have to worry about dropping it and breaking it. The physical size of the storage size and the speed of this external drive are all big big positives and I would happily say buy this.

Cons: Short cable! It cost almost nothing for the Samsung to make the cable an extra 12 inches longer so please spend the extra three cents so there is enough cable to work with.
The connection port is a type of micro port that has a known history of being extremely fragile, if you have any kind of vision or physical handicap that causes you to shake you may damage this port. Please be aware of this!
No recovery option, if you lose your password you’re done. So please be careful.

Other Thoughts: This external drive is small and very fast, I would tell a friend that this is a nice buy. I really don’t like any external that needs software to manage it. With no recovery options, and total data loss this seems very 1995. Even with its new age look and speeds its shocking to me that there are still single point of failure devices that cost more than $100. I think that manufactures really need to consider that people may really lose data permanently with device like this.
Thank you for taking the time to read my review I hope this helps you.

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SteelSeries Rival 100 Optical Gaming Mouse - Black
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5 out of 5 eggs Nice Feel Good Features 03/13/2016

This review is from: SteelSeries Rival 100 Optical Gaming Mouse - Black

Pros: Well let's start with the feel of this mouse: it's got a nice soft texture to it and on the outsides it has a nice rippled texture. It's a nice size - I have a medium hand but I would think that if you have large hands this mouse might fit you so please be aware of that its got the footprint of about a midsized Bluetooth mouse. This mouse has a nice and long cable and you should not need an extension for most applications. You can change the color of this mouse using software as well as program the buttons. I have only had it short time and can't say about the 30 million clicks but from what I see so far I don't have any reason to doubt that. It was plug and play on both my Mac mini as well as my windows 7. Overall the button layout and positive feedback from the buttons feels and looks great with nice foot print that is not overly large; the software is easy to maneuver but you will need to see my number one Con for a full understanding of it.

Cons: One of my biggest pet peeves on any product is when they send you to their website to get software to make the product work out of the box: let me explain - to program the buttons or change the color you need to go to the website and download the software to make these changes. I know that for some this is not an issue and for me as well but they really should add a small disk with this software in the box, it would have set them back all of .30 cents. There were no instructions in the box, these can be found on the website and once obtained they were easy to follow and understand.

Other Thoughts: The software is easy to install and easy to use so overall it's just annoying that you have to go and get it from their website. If you're looking for a nice mouse in a smaller package this is a very nice mouse, if they would just add the software. For the money you can't really go wrong. YES I would recommend this to a friend. Thank you for taking the time to read my review I hope it helped.

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