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Logitech 963290-0403 Extreme 3D Pro USB Joystick
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Died in 18 months 10/25/2013

This review is from: Logitech 963290-0403 Extreme 3D Pro USB Joystick

Pros: While it worked, great. I paid $30 for it at a well-known blue & gold vendor whose name rhymes with test try.

Cons: Button responsiveness quit after around 18mo. Hat switch is binary (all or nothing). Buttons labeled 5, 3, 4, 6 seem to work in Windows testing, but none of the games work with it. Imagine having ti spam a button 20x before it works.

So... it's dead.

The Windows 7 diags I was running had no problem telling me the flight stick was working. On a whim, I connected a gamepad and tried the same game with the pad.... ZERO problems, worked great. Plugged the Extreme 3D back in, tests fine in Windows 7 x64 devices. Tried in the game, still mostly unresponsive.

Other Thoughts: Outside of warranty...

It was a $30 flight stick that lasted beyond the warranty about 6 months. I *might buy another one, but I really want something that will give me 2+ years of life before hardware failure.

And I'm willing to pay for that.

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Acer S271HLbid Black 27
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Decent price for the screen size. Happy with my choice after filtering out the defect displays and getting ones that work.

Cons: Defect rate. Did not buy at NewEgg. Bought at TestGuy (sounds like). Same price. Glad I did.

Viewing aspect, but I do sit in front if it, so does not affect me.

Defect rate: Opened 7 of them, 4 had stuck/dead pixels. that is a >50% failure rate on your product.

Other Thoughts: I run two GTX 580s in SLI from a year 2011 build. Happy with the setup.

I used a Friday evening to drive to 3 different TestGuy stores in my area. I wanted 3X monitors for my triple-head setup.
The final answer, is that I have them.

To the VENDOR: I ended up open 7 displays if this model to find 3 that did not have dead pixels upon unboxing from NEW. 4 of the 7 were defective. That should tell you something!!!

This is why displays are THE ONE COMPONENT I never buy online. Defect rates and dead pixel policies make this a lose/lose proposition for the buyer.... especially with multiple displays.
I do not accept a single dead pixel when I buy brand new. If one grows over time, fine, but not as new.
I would rather pay a little more at retail and quick swap/return then pay return shipping and face the waiting time because the vendor quality assurance dept. is inoperative, as my experience clearly demonstrates.

Minus 2 eggs for the defect rate. I was prepared for it, though, so I came out ahead.

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Transformers - Dark Of The Moon (Blu-ray / DVD / Digital Copy) Shia LaBeouf; Rosie Huntington-Whiteley
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Bluray + DVD movie. Decent movie.

Cons: 30? Price on the #gg.

Other Thoughts: I got this at \/\/@l /\/\@rt for $E|ght-t33n d0ll@rs. Two discs inside, Bluray + the DVD version (digital copy is the marketing term?). Not sure why it costs >1/3 more online.

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Aaron B.'s Profile

Display Name: Aaron B.

Date Joined: 01/28/04

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 2
  • First Review: 10/02/11
  • Last Review: 10/25/13
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