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ADESSO WKB-3200UB Black 103 Normal Keys 2.4 GHz RF Wireless Multimedia/MCE Keyboard with Optical Trackball
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: - Decent wireless range (when battery isnt dead - see below)
- lots of various multimedia keys
- good trackball

Cons: - no backlight (for an ht device, that's a no-no)
- no way to turn off - while it does "sleep", this sleep mode kinda sucks - battery dies rather quickly in my experience
- need to glue a washer around the connect button so you don't accidentally hit it

Other Thoughts: As others have mentioned, you need to stick a washer over the connect button. What I have done, is used a regular ol' metal washer I had lying around (it just needs to be taller than the buttonnd taped it to the spot - this way, it's not as permanent as contact cement, and the tape gives an extra layer of protection against pushing that button.

2 things that would improve it - recess that connect button and put an on/off switch on it!

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SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum front panel, 0.8mm SECC body Grandia Series GD01B-R ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Quiet, roomy, solid, cool running, cool looking

Cons: bay door a bit "loose"
super-bright LED's
A bit of a pain to assemble/tweak insides
No cable management

Other Thoughts: I got this case for an HTPC. It's impressively quiet (with the stock case fans), the power supply location is great. The drive cages are a bit annoying but since the hard drive cage is padded to reduce vibration, there is actually plenty of friction to hold the drive with only 2 screws on top. You don't really need to take it out to secure the bottom screws.
The front door to the bays has some give which makes it feel a bit cheap when using it, but this is really a very minor issue. Most of the time this will be close anyway and it looks great. I suspect a little piece of foam on the inside would get rid of this issue. I would recommend putting your CPU heatsink on before mounting the motherboard in place since it's a bit cramped in there with the DVD cage in place.

Great case!

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SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum Lascala Series LC02B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs great looking slim case 09/01/2009

This review is from: SILVERSTONE Black Aluminum Lascala Series LC02B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Looks just like an HT component
Small chassis
Good build quality
Supports full ATX mobo

Cons: Have to use a riser card for expansion
FlexATX power supply limits options for replacement
VERY tight inside
Only supports slim drives
Heat might be an issue
No reset button

Other Thoughts: I've owned this case for a while and while I love how it looks, functionaly it leaves a bit to be desired. My biggest gripe is that it only supports slim drives (but I knew this going in . .just that 4 years later, I no longer want to deal with slim drives - they're hard to get and are expensive). The other issue due to its size is riser cards. Mine came with pci and agp risers but new mobos have pci-e - so I'm out of luck there.

A few more mods I had to do - drilled a hole in the case for a SPDIF coax connector, made 2 openings in the top cover to accomodate 2 80mm fans.

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Michael D.'s Profile

Display Name: Michael D.

Date Joined: 10/01/06

  • Reviews: 4
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 09/01/09
  • Last Review: 07/01/10
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