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This review is from: Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Pros: Long braided USB cable
The Bass is great.
Im told the mic is decent sounding.
Cons: Man... where to start...
The sound is horrible for a hundred plus dollar headset (My eight dollar skullcandy earbuds sound better).
There is a constant white noise while on ( WELL documented with official no solutions ).
The corsair site is a joke, they actually remove old drivers so you are stuck with the most recent ones (Hint: The new ones dont work correctly). The only working drivers for this thing are the 1.1 drivers. But you cant get them anymore...
The volume buttons are poorly designed and you will constantly press mute or VOL up on accident since the buttons take the entire face of the little mid cord button thing and feel like they are on a hair trigger. ( In my 3 years of owning these I have prob spent 10+ hours talking into a muted mic on accident).
The same volume toggle has an LED in it that must have a lumens rating in the 1000s ( it literally makes the entire room glow blue ).
The volume is either destroy your ears loud after 2 notched above mute (new drivers) or so quiet you cant make anything out at max volume (no drivers). The only ones that worked were removed from the corsair site.
The "Virtual Surround Sound" is nothing but a marketing gimmick, all it does is make audio echo which has the opposite effect of real 7.1 since you will never know where any sound is coming from.
I dont know who this was designed for but with my small head I cant wear these for more than an hour or so at a time. It crushes my head with an incredible amount of force and actually hurts to wear. I couldnt imagine trying to use these with a larger head, I feel like it would straight up cut off circulation. I really dont know how to explain how tight these headphones are without sounding hyperbolic.
They never "break in" like most headsets. I even tried to stretch them out a bit by putting them over my case and letting them sit for several weeks. The band holding this together must be made of adamantium or something cause they do not loosen up a millimeter.
It will take you HOURS to get the mic working correctly. Its almost always too quiet, even at 100% input. And dont you dare plug it into anything but the same USB port cause windows will detect it as a new device and make you set it up all over again (yes even in software like SKYPE or discord).
Other Thoughts: The closed ear design combined with how hard it squeezes your head make them very disorientating to wear, I actually find it hard to speak with them on but go right back to normal the moment that pressure on my temples is removed.
Seems fairly durable but I cant be sure as I dont throw my hardware around.
Avoid any computer periphery with the word "GAMING" on the package. Unless you are dealing with mice or keyboards all you are doing is ensuring you are getting low quality products with a premium price tag because "gaming".
This review is from: Toshiba 50" Class 120Hz LED TV - 50L1350U
Pros: HUGE screen (but you knew that), picture is very clear with computers and gaming consoles, but a bit noisy with DVDs and blu rays though it may just be the camera it was shot on.
Has Full CDC HDMI support
Cons: Flat out false advertising on Toshiba's part. They claim this TV supports 120 Hz, this is a flat out lie. The TV only supports 120 Hz while on 480i/p resolution. The TV's cinema mode is also is huge selling point, this also does not work under normal HD resolutions and requires SD resolution to becomes active. This is some seriously shady business practices from toshiba, and if not for them cheating their customers this would be a 4 egg HDTV
Other Thoughts: Do I enjoy my TV? Absolutely, would i recommend this TV if not for the "features" missing? Yes, but I cannot recommend a product from a company that uses false advertising, Toshiba should be sued, I will never be purchasing any products from them from now on and will be sure everybody I know does the same. I do not like being lied to by a company that makes my life saving in 5 minutes so they can cut corners and mark a few extra bucks. Toshiba should be ashamed and fined.
**EDIT 1/22/16. The TV didnt even last a full 2 years before the panel died on me. The trash quality combined with the overt lying on toshiba's part and their insistence I pay 300+ dollars to ship them the TV for repairs that were not covered by my warranty will ensure Toshiba will reside in my "Never buy from again" list. They are the ASUS of the TV world.
This review is from: ADATA DashDrive Series UV128 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive, Black/Yellow(AUV128-32G-RBY)
Pros: I got it free thanks to a 10 dollar gift card sent to me by newegg.
Cons: I was under the impression I purchased a USB 3.0 thumb drive. This "USB 3.0" drive has speeds closer to USB 1.0 than 3.0 or even 2.0. 40 read 20 write? Are you kidding me? When im using a 3.0 device I expect read and write speeds to be in the triple digits, not struggling to break 20MBps.
Hell, it would be faster to write out the binary code for an MP3 by hand than to transfer it to this snail like drive.
Should have spent that 10 dollars on literally anything else...
This is not a USB 3.0 device and nobody can tell me otherwise. This is one of their bottom of the barrel 2.0 sticks with a coat of blue paint on the plastic.
Other Thoughts: I was wary about this company and I now see I was correct to be cautious. I wont be buying any more ADATA products again.READ FULL REVIEW