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Corsair Gaming K70 RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard, Backlit Red LED, Cherry MX Speed
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5 out of 5 eggs Great for FPS gaming, not recommended for typing 08/15/2016

This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard, Backlit Red LED, Cherry MX Speed

Pros: I own another K70 Model (Brown) and I have had zero issues with it, as a keyboard should be it is super reliable and I would expect nothing less in this one.
If you are into competitive FPS gaming or just serious FPS gaming than Cheery MX Speed switch's are right for you, the reduced actuation 1.2mm vs 2mm can help give you the competitive edge.
It's well built aluminum body gives it a nice strong feel but not overly heavy.
Having no edges around the edge of the keyboard makes cleaning a lot easier as in most cases you can use compressed air to blow debris out.
Interchangeable keycaps for WSAD keys or MOBA keys are great it gives you a different texture on those keys ensuring they you are hitting the right one.
Volume slider, oh how I love these over the buttons, plus the mute button right next to it, and the multimedia keys underneath.
Also it is Red backlight and brightness control + the ability to turn it off.
Slider on the back of the keyboard for latency adjustments and a BIOS switch if your keyboard does not work in your BIOS you will need to toggle that.

Cons: If you are not gaming I would advise looking for another product, the reduced actuation + the RED feel does not make for a good typing experience.
If you are a gaming who rests their fingers on keys be forewarned, you may find that you end up doing a lot of accidental key presses as ends up happening with me, nothing quite as annoying as shooting an enemy when you your finger decides to push down the A key a little and you end up facing left unexpectedly.

Other Thoughts: As long as you are a gamer (Target for this keyboard) than it should be a good fit for you, but if you think Cheery MX Red's are too sensitive then this will not be to your liking, (personally I love my browns)

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TP-LINK Archer T1U Wireless AC450 Nano USB Adapter Support Windows 10 with New Driver Update
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5 out of 5 eggs Small, good performance, cost effective price. 07/27/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK Archer T1U Wireless AC450 Nano USB Adapter Support Windows 10 with New Driver Update

Pros: This is a very small adapter, something you can easily plug into a laptop and leave it installed even if you toss it into a bag.
Performance is as expected for something this size and price, throughput is not limited by a USB 2.0 port.
Drivers are included on a mini CD, however if you laptop doesn't have a CD drive or has a slot loading CD drive you will need to download the drivers from TPlinks website and transfer them via a flash drive.
Compatible with Windows 7-10 (Tested on 7 and 10)
Compared to older reviews it seems like TPLinks new driver solved problems that had existed (dropping connection)
2 Year warranty on a >$20 device

Cons: None really for its size, remember that this only supports 5Ghz (not a con as it is listed in the specs)

Other Thoughts: Remember this device only supports the 5Ghz band. If you router is 2.4 only or need the added range of 2.4 you should look for something else.
There are higher performing more expensive USB adapters that are also larger, if you are in the need for speed you may want to look for those or a mini PCI-Express adapter (which is an internal upgrade that you cannot do on all laptops)

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LINKSYS WUSB6100M Next-Gen AC AC600 Mu-Mimo USB Adapter
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5 out of 5 eggs Small and powerful 06/16/2016

This review is from: LINKSYS WUSB6100M Next-Gen AC AC600 Mu-Mimo USB Adapter

Pros: This device is pretty small, and packs some good performance, 433Mb/s on AC and 150MB/s on wireless N
Driver install is very straight forward, some Windows installations will auto detect and install a built in driver, but most will need to install the driver from the CD, or download it from Linksys's website. (Also many laptops are coming without disc drives)
This adapter is a good upgrade to an older laptop or desktop to bring it up to AC speeds, however it is cheaper to go with a mini-PCI-Express card (would require opening the laptop but can be cheaper and higher performing). Some laptops brands like Lenovo, only whitelist built in cards, so to increase performance a USB solution is the only way to go.
In the same room you can expect about 21MB/s on the AC band and maxing out around 5 on wireless N 2.4Ghz (was transferring file between 1-2GB), this device will not be bottlenecked by the USB 2.0 interface (supports about 30MB/s), Any device higher than AC600 needs to be USB 3.0 to not be throttled by the USB 2.0 interface limits.

Cons: While this is small it isn't super small. You will not be able to keep this plugged into a laptop and throw it into a bag without risking damaging of the USB port or wireless adapter.
Cost is a little high for the adapter seeing as there are cheaper mini-PCI-Express solutions offering better performance.

Other Thoughts: The range on this is comparable to my Intel AC-7260 but the speeds are notably different which makes sense as the Intel card is a 2x2 solution.

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Date Joined: 03/04/05

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