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Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850, Black (U7Z-00001)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Nice Little Mouse 03/17/2015

This review is from: Microsoft Wireless Mobile Mouse 1850, Black (U7Z-00001)

Pros: I have to admit I, I thought I'd be getting something a little less satisfying, but the buttons have nice clicks, the scroll wheel "notches" are nicely delineated and it's easy to get just one notch or click.

It tracks nicely and at three feet, I haven't had any signal problems.

Cons: Mine shipped from China. It must have been brought by boat or something because it definitely took every second of the maximum allotted time which is pretty generous.

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SAPPHIRE 100361-8GVXSR Radeon R9 290X 8GB GDDR5 PCI-E Video Card Tri-X OC Version (UEFI)
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I had dual 7970's in crossfire and I thought those cards were hefty. They had a three fan design and were enormous. Heh. If size is a consideration for your case, take careful measurements.

When you pull these cards out of the box (or a card if you prefer a single card configuration), the first thing you really notice is the quality. Not flimsy. Not one bit. You're not going to damage it installing it, that's for sure. The steel back plate (aluminum?) makes the card sturdy and unlike the fan shroud of my 7970's, the shroud on this card is made from a non flexible plastic. Tink Tink.

There's a UEFI switch on the top of the card and a very teeny tiny switch to turn all 3 fans on all the time. I took advantage of the UEFI feature absolutely. 10 second boots. I selected ultra fast boot in bios, flipped the switch on the card, installed Win 8 from a fat32 bootable flash drive, and my boot sequence became a real eye opener. About 7 seconds with only my operating system drive, and 12 to 14 seconds with my other drives going. (6 more). I've seen a few exceptions faster and slower.

Cons: When I installed my two cards and saw there were no hook ups for the crossfire bridge, there was 20 minutes where I was very angry thinking these cards might be some odd exception with no crossfire capability. It does not say crossfire ready anywhere either to confirm my fears.

So you don't need a crossfire bridge with these cards. Just turn on crossfire in Catalyst and away you go. But is that nicer than the led's on the memory? It lights up the heat sinks. I'm torn. Nah, I think it's the lossless audio like DTS Master and TruDolby that Nvidia didn't have when I tried their 680. Very under rated extra in my opinion.

Other Thoughts: These cards are without a doubt, the nicest cards I've come across. I'm playing Dark Souls 2 and I can't seem to slow them down. I could always catch a stutter in the opening movie, but not even a hiccup with these.

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Microsoft Wireless Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs Nah 02/18/2015

This review is from: Microsoft Wireless Sculpt Ergonomic Keyboard

Pros: I used the Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 and needed a wireless version of the split key design and this seemed to be it. Aside from the keys having a nice click and the sturdiness, what happened to all the space? The keys were nicely grouped and easy to find without looking. Now the backspace is no longer in the corner. Might seem like a small thing and perhaps it would be to you, but the "ease" at which that key can be stroked has been inconveniently reduced to be sure. This keyboard is not ergonomic at all. It's a spit key with every other ergonomic aspect neutered. And because my keyboard sits in my lap, the keypad is worthless.

Cons: Sorry Microsoft, have to go with the Logitech MK550. I can see how a compact design would be nice for travel or something, but I I like the Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 because it's full sized.

Other Thoughts: If the wired split keyboard design has great sales, why wouldn't you replicate a wireless version exactly?

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Date Joined: 09/04/10

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