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A4Tech Bloody LED B188 8 Light Strike Keys Gaming Keyboard - Light Strike Innovated Fastest Key Response - LED Neon Glare System
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: For the price I got it for at $42 this is an excellent keyboard. If I'd had the money probably worth the $75 range too IMO.

-Key action is very comfortable (for me).
-Definitely a step up from a membrane keyboard (My old one was said to be one of the better membrane keyboards out there).
-Don't need a heavy hand to actuate keys. I.E. you can use a light touch to get it to type. (I like it, some may not. I haven't had any problems accidentally double tapping anything)
-Actually comfortable for everyday typing situations* Except ... (see con's)
-Lighting has 3 colors (I like all 3, light blue almost turquoise, dark blue, and green) Also has 3 light levels and can be turned off.
-Full size keyboard (has a number pad)

Cons: Reasons for taking off an egg and otherwise great product:
-The biggest problem I have with this keyboard is the placement of the "\" key, if you'll notice it's to the left of the enter key instead of being above it like on most standard keyboards. It's an annoyance because I tend to hit it when I'm going after the Enter key. Since I'm used the enter key sitting in that spot (and the \ sitting above the enter key) this is the biggest annoyance that I have. You have to reach further than you would normally on most other keyboards. Although it may come in handy for some of you Windows nerds that still use command line.
-The font on the keys: If you haven't basically memorized, some of the Shift characters on your 1-0 numbered keys might be difficult to decipher. Font makes them look rather goofy and not quite what I think of the symbol being. (Home button is just "HM")
-The "Function" key that is used to change the colors and other functions of the keyboard takes the place of what would be the Windows key on the right side on many windows based keyboards. My annoyance with this is that I like to use that windows key to lock my computer. (Windows key + L for the uninitiated of you.)
-Minor annoyance: the 8 keys that have the special dimpled surface on them (the orange keys) can be a bit rough on your fingers on your left hand if you're doing regular typing. Although it doesn't seem to bother me when gaming.
-Could be a con if it bothers you (Doesn't hurt my feelings any): The 8 keys (qwerasdf) that are Orange are ALWAYS illuminated with the dark blue setting for the color. You can not change this as far as I'm aware.

Other Thoughts: In the time that I've used this keyboard (almost 2 weeks so far) I feel that I'll be able to get past the annoyances. They still bother me when they rear their heads (especially the \ key) but for the most part I really enjoy using this keyboard. Even for typing, in fact I actually prefer it to any keyboard I've owned. Caveat: This is probably the most expensive (MSRP) keyboard I've owned, and the only one with mechanical switches. I thoroughly enjoyed using that keyboard until I got this one. Previous one was a Saitek Cyborg V.5 $50 special that is no longer manufactured.

Games I've played this with:
Fallout 4 (My poison of choice lately)
League of Legends (Although I map most of the actions to my mouse rather than using my keyboard for the actions. I'm weird in that I like to move the screen with my left hand on the directional keys instead.)
-Terraria
-CS:GO
-Original Halo

-Done some Facebook and Skype chatting with it.

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Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Pro 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVP32GB
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Faster than advertised. 04/15/2015

This review is from: Mushkin Enhanced Ventura Pro 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model MKNUFDVP32GB

Pros: Faster than I anticipated.
USB 3.0 and you actually can take advantage of the extra speed of 3.0
solid feel.

Cons: None currently.

Other Thoughts: From my limited testing I've typically gotten 80-90 MB/s writes with occasional bursts over 100. This was done with files 150 MB up to 7 GB. I'm using this mainly to keep video files on hand so I haven't tried it with a large number of smaller files. Able to fill the drive in under 15 minutes if I so desire.

Since reads are always faster I haven't paid too much attention to them but they can go over 120 MB/s for sure.

Super happy with this drive.

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Western Digital Black WD2002FAEX 2TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I've had this drive for over 3 years now.

Fast for a spindle drive, have been able to clock this thing at 120-130 MB/s throughput on reads and a tad slower on writes. Never tried the random read/writes though. Don't usually see it drop lower than 90ish MB/s with transfers of lots of pictures (5-10 MB each, usually in 5-16 GB sets). This is still consistent after 3 years of use.

Doesn't care if it's more than half full (I can poke fun at many SSD's right? (-: )

It is tough! I've really put this drive through the ringer. I didn't have it in a case for about a year and transported it around with my laptop with an external connector (didn't even have it inside an enclosure). Even dropped it while it was running a few times (scared the ever living bajezes out of me) and it's still chugging. I don't recommend doing this, I was just low on funds at the time.

Cons: I haven't had any bad experiences with this drive in any way.

Other Thoughts: I did have a few bad sectors (had some CRC errors) on the occasional file for about 6 months after I finally stuffed it into my tower. For the number of times that I dropped it while it was running that seems par for the course really. They were all recoverable though, so no data loss. All in all a very tough and reliable drive, if you put it in a tower I doubt that you'd have problems with this drive ever. I haven't had a CRC error in over a year now.

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Display Name: Daniel C.

Date Joined: 03/26/08

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