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This review is from: NETGEAR GS308-100PAS Unmanaged Switch
Pros: It's an 8 port unmanaged switch. It's one of those devices in life that either work or don't work. That being said I will try my best to describe it's functionality.
Using this switch I was able to replace two four port switches (one of which is my AP, so now I can move my AP to a better location) and consolidate space. Performance is what you would expect from a dumb switch with it's speed rating.
I was able to simultaneously stream HD video, play games, perform backups, and run RDP sessions across my network without slow downs. All my virtual machines are happy and talking at full bandwidth.
Metal construction just feels right, though makes no difference unless in an environment with heavy EM fields.
Cons: The power adapter is cheaply made. The one for the older FE models are much better in terms of build quality. Even the four port consumer model I replaced with this had a better adapter, sadly they have different power requirements so I couldn't use it.
I would NOT rely on the power adapter.
They advertising for this switch is odd in my opinion. It talks about auto-negotiation and any port being used as an up-link port as features. These "features" have been standard on all mainstream products for many years and makes me wonder who they are trying to sell too. Either an IT admin will expect these features standard or the secretary will have no idea what they are and not care.
Other Thoughts: Though I do appreciate Netgear opening and testing the switch before sending it for review (and including their letter), it does make me question their acceptable defect rate.
It does not give me a vote of confidence that they felt their QA during manufacturing may not stand up to reviewers.
Still a really good switch.
This review is from: SteelSeries Sensei 62150 Grey 8 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 11400 dpi Gaming Mouse
Pros: When I first received the mouse I was a little let down. The box is very basic providing the same six points of interest in multiple languages. The biggest let down was the
"Certified for Windows Vista"
sticker on the bottom. You know the hard core gamers listed on the box use Vista to win all the tournaments... But at least all you Vista gamers out there will not have to worry if this mouse will work for you, its certified!
Seriously though, this mouse is not too bad. It does light up in pretty colors that you can control. You can disable buttons, assign buttons, and control the sensitivity.
I personally enjoyed the "exactaim" feature that allows precise control when moving the mouse slowly. It really did help improve my aim. I also enjoyed the fact it is larger than most mice, since I have large hands. The braided cable feels good in my hands (I'm autistic so tactile feedback is important to me).
Installing was easy. They don't provide any installation media instead opting for you to download directly from the net. Which I appreciate because I always do that anyway. Right away it updated the firmware on the mouse (first mouse I ever had that did that) and I was able to create profiles to my hearts content.
Cons: Its certified for Windows Vista and makes no mention of Windows 8 \ 8.1 . Sorry, but I can't help but wonder why we are still certifying things for Vista.
It feels cheap, lots of flimsy plastic, buttons feel like they would give out after a lot of gaming (isn't it made for gaming?). I would have preferred a little more weight to it and maybe an aluminum shell.
The lights on it are bright and you can not adjust the brightness only disable all colors. The funny thing is they let you adjust the brightness of the LCD display located on the BOTTOM of the mouse.
Speaking of which, WHY IS THERE AN LCD DISPLAY ON THE BOTTOM??? I would have given another egg if it was an e-ink display that would keep my name\logo with power disconnected. At least then I could label it in case someone tries to claim it as theirs. Lets think about this; how often would anyone, in the middle of a game, ask "What profile was I using again?" and look under their mouse?
Other Thoughts: It has an awesome sensor and a lot of options. I just don't get the feeling this was made to last very long and it has so many odd things about it that makes me say
"Nope, I wouldn't get this."
However, some of the problems can be fixed with a software update and a price reduction.
This review is from: Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Pro Lifetime 1 PC
Pros: MBAM works great, good detection rate, and I get less calls for virus removals from customers who install this.
Cons: The new interface sucks REALLY BAD. Doesn't change the protection but it is not user friendly at all.
These OEM disks are shipped without protection. One of the key codes is partially rubbed off, but I can still read it.
Other Thoughts: For now this is a great product.READ FULL REVIEW