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This review is from: Logitech G930 USB Connector Circumaural Wireless Gaming Headset
Pros: Nice feature set. Wireless. Keeps my ears warm and shields me from the outside world.
Cons: USB charger connector is flimsy and dislodges easily, causing the unit to be finicky with its connection to charge the battery, and eventually will cease to charge altogether.
Logitech's manufacturing process has apparently decided the anti-static shrink wrap on the circuitboards inside the plastic housing of the R/F receiver doesn't need to be removed - it's totally fine to be shipped that way. Well-documented online even by some YouTube users who take it apart before your eyes, and I took mine apart to check too - sure enough, it's got a thick anti-static wrap around its circuit board. Removing it solves *some* transmission problems, but also apparently kind of voids your warranty. Neat little trick - it's like your parts warranty was never there!
***Windows 10 users beware***: This headset's software has a known issue where it will reboot itself every few seconds. Reinstalling the software, or even Windows 10 itself, won't help. A helpful user on Logitech's forums published a "fix" for it some time ago, involving closing the software, powering off the device, and finding a way to open an XML file in Logitech's Program Files directory to make an edit to a setting. Logitech has publicly acknowledged this issue - but instead of fixing it in an update of some sort like responsible coders, their own official support representatives instead just tell you to do it yourself. And of course, every time the software gets hit with an update the changes revert and you must do it all over again.
Even if you aren't using Windows 10, or have a perfectly-operational charging connector, you'll still notice this thing shuts off randomly on you. In my case, it also causes the cursor to move up and to the right on the screen several inches every single time.
And even if you did want to submit a warranty claim, the serial number is on the underside of the headband section, on a sticker with gray text on a black background that's so tiny you need a magnifying glass and a flashlight to read any of it. And - hey! - the serial number isn't even on it. You'll get a part number, FCC ID, etc. - but no Logitech serial number. Very fun joke, that.
Overall, this headset, while boasting some nice features, is an unusable chamber of plastic chaos.
Other Thoughts: I've owned four (4) Logitech G930 wireless gaming headsets. None of them have maintained an operational state for more than a month after purchase. Einstein was wrong - it's not hopeful repetition that defines insanity, it's just Logitech. I like the features it offers, I just can't use any of them because of faulty design and manufacturing. A quick Google search or even a browse through Logitech's own support forums will be all you need to know to avoid this heap of electronic frustration. If I could, I'd give it less than 1 egg.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: APEVIA X-TROOPER Series X-TRP-RD Black/Red Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: I am quite satisfied. This is a sleek, sturdy, roomy case. My personal feature highlights:
-The cable-routing capabilities of this case impressed me right off the bat. There isn't a single wire used therein that I wasn't able to conceal in the back. It makes everything look very tidy; I make a habit of showing off any build I put together to my buddies, but this one is truly my personal masterpiece thus far.
-Features what I like to call a "plug-and-play" setup: most of the parts installed just slide/lock into place, without much hassle like screws or jagged edges.
-The red/black color scheme is a personal favorite of mine, behind only green/black.
-I gotta say, while it's a pretty common feature nowadays, having the PSU mounted at the bottom is a great thing.
Cons: Only two things come to my mind after about a month of ownership, and to be honest, they don't bother me enough to drop any eggs from its rating:
-The 3.5" hard drives slide pretty easily into place; they don't need screws... but the connectors face the back. While this is preferential for concealing and routing your wires, I have a feeling that if I ever need to replace one of my hard drives, it won't be as easy as one would like.
-The fans that come with this case are pretty loud. They do move a lot of air, but as a home theater/media center PC enthusiast I tend to appreciate low-decibel cooling. This isn't a big deal to me though since I built it for gaming and not media presentation, but I thought it was worth mentioning.
Other Thoughts: Overall a great case worthy of five eggs.READ FULL REVIEW