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This review is from: Corsair H1500 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Pros: Solid construction – won’t fall apart by pulling them on and off many times over
Cord has a bit of nylon lacing on the outside which makes them somewhat easier to untangle
Not heavy – foam around the ears don’t make your head sweat
Can stay on for many hours without too much discomfort
Good for music (might need to do a bit of EQing to fit your taste) and of course, gaming
Volume controller on the cord – the volume can go quite loud!.. (but see con section - changing the volume is drastic)
Nice, lengthy, 10ft cord – can plug into a desktop on the floor or a decent distance away
Quality microphone – when using recording programs you easily get a full wave form and when gaming, people can easily hear you - you can set the mic levels in the software or from Windows
Software is pretty good – can save EQ presets for FPS, different types of games, or different types of music
Cons: The mic isn’t retractable or removable – some of the higher end headsets do this. The best you can do here is flip it up. Some people will probably love the boom mic that actually makes it to your mouth over a more flexible, shorter mic
Not the best fit for people with smaller heads – although the headset is adjustable
7.1 ‘surround sound’ is kind of gimmicky for any headset – this is simply a way of splitting the sound between the TWO speakers to create an effect that your brain interprets as coming from a location in between. I think any good modern game (especially FPS) will do this without extra software
Volume changes rapidly when using the cord to adjust – would have preferred a dial over a click button
The headphones sometimes act up when you plug them into USB 3.0 port – go for 2.0 if you have one available
Other Thoughts: Good headset for the price point. Some headsets are much more expensive and come with external sound cards which are just not worth the money in my opinion
Any headset takes some time to get used to the fitting of the earphones
Software had no problems on Windows 8.1
This review is from: BAFX Products BAFX3127 Bluetooth OBD2 Diagnostic Scan Tool - For Android Only
Pros: It works with Samsung Galaxy S5 - Android 4.4.4 and Torque app
Quick and easy installation - instructions are easy to follow and setup doesn't take long
Does what it is advertised to do
Cons: The device stays on while the car is off - drain on the battery
Slightly large - it could hit my knee and wiggle out if not careful
Other Thoughts: It works with Samsung Galaxy S5 - Android 4.4.4
Works with 2012 Honda Accord Sedan
Device is probably limited by what sensors your car has and the app that you are using to talk to the device
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PB10400 :10400mAh Dual-USB Ultra External Portable Charger/ Power Bank,2A Fast Charging, Compatible with iphone, ipad and all iOS and Android Devices, Practical Flashlight
Pros: Well designed – solid construction – nothing wiggling around - nothing shaking inside – it can bounce around in a backpack or carrying case without being damaged
This battery can power 2 devices simultaneously, while the flashlight is running
Although my cellphone has a good battery life, this device will be very helpful for traveling and any time I find myself in a remote location without power
Device inputs and outputs are labeled well – you can read the amperage and which port is meant for power input and output
TLink says up front “More than 500 recharge cycles over the life of the battery” – an important statistic about a battery
Cons: Took several hours to get a full first charge – I believe it took about 9 hours to fully charge – plan on doing it overnight.
The cord that comes with this product is very short in my opinion, maybe 2 feet, maybe 1 meter long.
The product does not come with a wall adapter either – I guess different countries may require different adapters.
I think the average smartphone these days will revert to ‘slow charging mode’ from the 1 amp USB port as expressed by my LG G2. My phone actually lost battery when I turned its flashlight on while charging from 1amp USB port.
There are cheaper 10400 mAh power chargers out there, some about half the price – but they can be bulkier and may not be brand name. They also likely will not have a flashlight built in. When your cellphone is dead at night, this is very useful.
Other Thoughts: Press the button once to get a reading of how much battery is left. Hold the button to turn on the ‘flashlight’ – a simple, but very bright LED.
It’s interesting that there are two different amp ports – why not allow the device to negotiate the charging rate?
I used the 2amp port to power my raspberry pi for several hours with a touchscreen and web browser running while the 1amp port powered a LG G2 while the flashlight was running – I still had 4 bars of battery left after an hour or more.