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A4Tech G11-570HX-1 Black 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless 2000 dpi Mouse
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs I Own One, and am Using it Right Now 06/04/2014

This review is from: A4Tech G11-570HX-1 Black 7 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless 2000 dpi Mouse

Pros: It's "good enough", and not great. Hard to find a top-shelf wireless mouse that is rechargeable. I hate batteries and the devices that use them. It's an OCD thing with me, I think, because I got to a LOT more trouble, and pay a lot more money to use rechargeable mice. I've had at least 5 different rechargeable wireless mice over the last 5 years or so, and none of them are all that great. This one has lasted about 1 1/2 years, and I don't know why NewEgg doesn't show me as owning it, because I bought it from NewEgg.

The Good:
Works. Recharges, works, etc... Charges from a USB port with a USB-to-2mm (or so) power cable. Lasted over a year, until...

Cons: The Bad:
The battery lost some of it's capacity, and so now a mouse that used to work for about a week between recharges needs to be recharged at least every other day.

More Bad:
It's not really a "desktop" mouse. It's small, like a "travel" mouse, or a laptop mouse. NE, as usual, allows manufacturers to (I think deliberately) miscategorize their product's specs.

Yet even more bad:
Because it's small, and I'm a medium-sized (hands) male, it's easy to hit one of the 7 or so buttons located by the thumb, which is pre-programmed by the manufacturer to launch an internet browser window that goes to the A4 website. A script. I think the thing is programmable, so it can run maybe any kind of script/macro. Maybe someone would like that. I don't. It's annoying. But that's what you get when you buy a mouse with a bajillion stupid buttons that no one (really) ever uses.

It's that one machine that goes "BING!" (Monty Python reference).

Other Thoughts: I think NewEgg could do better. They're the best online e-tailor, and I think that's a negative in some respects because they haven't any competition in terms of price, search engine functionality, shipping cost, speed, etc....

But they could do better, I think. First, by holding these manufacturers to a higher standard of completeness and accuracy when it comes to describing the specifications of their products. In fact, if done properly, NE could make this a self-policing situation where manufacturers monitor and report when their competitors are (I think deliberately) inaccurately describing their products so as to (again, it's what I think) artificially inflate their sales. Which their competition should object to, if they are behaving ethically. End-result? Better service and customer experience, fewer returns and a better company overall.

I've emailed NE asking for someone to contact me (last week) because I have more ideas than this, but they haven't. Maybe this will shake the coconut tree a little bit.

Anyways, the mouse is "good-enough" and a safe buy, especially if you are female and/or have small hands. If you are a gorilla with bananas for fingers, you are probably going to hate it.

Linksys WRT54GL Wireless Broadband Router 802.11b/g up to 54Mbps/ Compatible with Open Source DD-WRT (not pre-load)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Reliable, durable, well-documented, from the 5 or so of these that I either own or maintain, and from all the research that I've done on these routers, the WRT54 series is WAY more router than what the average residential customer needs.

Cons: From what I've read, the custom DD-WRT firmware makes this router dramatically more functional and customizable. I plan on flashing my home router someday and seeing if this is true. Which is the "con". The router can do more than what the manufacturer allows, i.e. it's crippled. Another con is that I can't seem to get it to blacklist certain websites like FB or YT, etc...

Other Thoughts: I buy this router every time I need one, because I'm not willing to take the risk that a different router might not be as reliable. These things DON'T die.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBRL
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It's beautiful. Freaky beautiful. Made a small tweak in the BIOS (set the FSB) and the memory ran at rated settings at FSB1600, which is why I bought it.

Bought it for a performance build for a business machine, and it performed exactly as it was supposed to. Didn't try to overclock. It's a business machine, so no funny-business there.

Cons: Pretty expensive, eh? Good thing I was spending my customer's money, lol...

Other Thoughts: I accidentally bought G. Skill RAM about 5 years ago and have been loyal almost fan-boy ever since. I'd LIKE to buy something else, cause I don't like "blind loyalty", but I'm not willing to risk possible problems when G. Skill has such a perfect record. In the end, I always go back to what I know and trust, and it has never let me down. Maybe it's some form of weird German mind-control, or my natural genetics taking over, lol...


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Display Name: William B.

Date Joined: 04/13/05

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  • First Review: 08/28/06
  • Last Review: 06/04/14
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