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Logitech 920-003371 G105 Keyboard
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Awesome Keyboard, Smooth Keystrokes 03/09/2014

This review is from: Logitech 920-003371 G105 Keyboard

Pros: The keys are in fact pretty quiet compared to standard keyboards. They have a certain finish to them that I very much like, and the blue lighting goes hand-in-hand with my custom-built computer. The only thing that I noticed would’ve been an issue is that the keys could be a bit hard to find if you don’t know your way around a keyboard very well. The blue lighting helps – especially at night – but after staring at the screen full of color-rich images and such, looking down at the keyboard might keep you lost for a couple of seconds ‘til you find your place. I guess I’m just used to the white-lettered keyboards from work. Who knows. Anyway, other than that it is an awesome keyboard and the macro buttons on the left really do help with creating major shortcuts for common actions, both in-game and while simply browsing the net. It feels sturdy and the gray-colored “movement” buttons make me feel comfortable when abusing them while raiding in World of Warcraft. Plus, it’s Logitech. They’re yet to fail me and I highly doubt I’ll get to see the day.

Cons: The only con I've come across is that the height of it is a bit low, even with the small booster brackets under it. Not really that big of a deal and still feels quite comfortable.

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ASUS VS248H-P Black 24
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: This monitor is flat out sexy. It’s an IPS and not a TN Panel, which means you can view what’s being displayed from nearly any angle (you won’t have to position the monitor perfectly towards you). For me, this helps plenty because halfway through a gaming session I tend to start slouching. On a TN Panel, this would cause the edges of the monitor to appear darker but on an IPS monitor, there’s no such occurrence – the image stays as sharp, as clear, and as rich in color as it is when you’re looking at the monitor at a direct angle.

It’s an all-black, high gloss finish and the monitor has mounting holes in the back in case you want to mount it on a wall bracket of some sort. For this feature, I’d have preferred that the connections be vertical rather that horizontal but that’s just an idea – I’m using the stand it came with. With that said, because of the small joint where the monitor meets the “neck”, it tends to wobble quite easily (think bobble head). My desk is a simple, light-weight desk and with a small bump from the chair or nudge to the desk, the monitor wobbles left to right a bit. Not that big of a deal but it can get a bit annoying sometimes. The actual display has an anti-glare finish to it which works great, but it also slightly affects the sharpness of things like small text (below 14pt) on a word document – definitely not a deal breaker but worth noting. Other than that, the clarity and definition of images and video couldn’t be higher. The color is extremely rich and radiant and if it gets to be too much (especially when gaming), you can quickly adjust the saturation by pressing the picture mode button on the bottom right of the monitor. Overall, my son and I couldn’t be happier with this monitor. We play World of Warcraft in Ultra settings and the video quality is well above what we could’ve asked for at this price. To be honest, the richness in color is so high and amazing that in some situations, we have to change the picture mode from Game Mode to sRGB to tone it down a bit.

Cons: As stated above, the monitor does tend to wobble left to right quite easily. Actually, as I'm typing this the monitor is wobbling maybe about 1/16-1/8". Doesn't sound like a lot and really, it's not that big of a deal, but at times it can be a bit annoying. Then again, my desk is somewhat economical (think $100-150 range) so I guess that also has something to do with it.

Other Thoughts: Also, for those complaining about the speakers being weak – this is a monitor, not your home entertainment system. If you’re expecting to get Bose surround sound quality from monitor-integrated speakers, you’re gonna have a bad time. With that said, I didn’t even test the quality of the speakers – that’d be illogical. I don’t know what Asus was thinking when they added that feature. I plugged my own speaker system directly into my computer case from the get-go. Still, at the listed price, for the quality of this monitor, it knocks out the competition – an amazingly great price-to-product ratio.

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Manuel E.'s Profile

Display Name: Manuel E.

Date Joined: 12/04/13

  • Reviews: 2
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  • First Review: 03/09/14
  • Last Review: 03/09/14
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