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This review is from: Corsair MM200 CH-9000079-WW Standard Edition Gaming Mouse Mat
Pros: - Plenty of mouse space
- Medium friction level
Cons: - Smell is a bit strong at first
- The perfectly wrong size to fit well on my desk
Other Thoughts: First off, sizing. The standard size is just a hair too wide and tall to fit nicely on my rather full desk. However, the size is nice and plentiful for gaming. I can move the mouse the extent my wrist can handle without running out of real estate on the mat. The fabric is soft and slightly squishy, which makes it relatively nice to rest a hand on. It also provides a bit of resistance to mouse movement, but not so much to make it hard to move the mouse. But, it is rather smelly. I would not suggest sticking your nose in the container when you open it. On the topic of the container, I found it a little harder to open than I would have liked.
Overall, this is a decent mouse mat. As with all fabric mats, I fear that after many hours of use, the fabric will begin to tear and wear through, but that is to be expected. Quality is good, size is good, friction is good, etc. I find no issues with this mouse mat, but I also find no features that make it a must-have. If you are in need of a mouse mat, give this product a consideration.
This review is from: APC Black 10000 mAh Mobile Power Pack M10BK
Pros: - 2.4 amp output
- Two USB outputs
- Good form factor
- Plenty of power
Cons: - Doesn't come with a wall charger
- Not the easiest to turn on
Other Thoughts: This is a useful little battery pack. Not only is it capable of charging many tablets, such as the iPad Air, but it can do so many times before having to be recharged. Two USB outputs means you can charge your phone and your friends phone at the same time (although not at a fast rate). The form factor is also nice, it is a large brick, but not being curved or thick for its size means that it is decently easy to fit in a bag.
There are two things that bring this product down from a full five egg review; one, there is not an included wall charger, and two, it is not the easiest to turn on. No wall charger means that it can only be safely charged by a computer. If you had only, say, an iPad with you, there is no way to charge it. Sure you could plug it into the Apple brick, but that does not have a 1.5 amp charge rate, and it could lead to a damaged battery pack. For the price, I expected it to come with a wall adapter for charging. My other complaint is that the power button has to be held down for 1 second before the battery will power the USB ports. While this is useful for storage as it would accidentally get turned on easily, I always have issues figuring out whether or not the thing is on. This however, is something I could get used to.
Overall, this is a good battery pack. I like the size and shape of it, and I like that has a 2.4 amp output, but I wish it came with a wall charger.
Pros: - Supports 4 displays
- HDMI input
- Easy to use BIOS
- Plethora of ports and slots
Cons: - Not many fan headers
- PCI extra power input is in an awkward position
- Brown PCB doesn't look as good as black would
Other Thoughts: This motherboard has a large selection of ports and slots. It can support 4 display outputs, and an HDMI input at the same time. I doubt the HDMI input will ever be used, but hey, it's there. It has a good selection of PCI slots to support all your add-in card needs. The BIOS is good looking and easy to use, but not the most intuitive for navigation. There are three things I wish I could change about this board though. Firstly, I would like a few more fan headers. You can never have enough fans. Two, I would relocate the PCI power jack to the bottom of the board rather than having it impossible to prettily route a cable to in the middle of the board. And third, I would change the brown PCB out for a black one to complete the sleek look of the board.
Overall, this is a good board in this price range. I would have no problems putting this in another computer.
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