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CM Storm Devastator - LED Gaming Keyboard and Mouse Combo Bundle (Blue Edition)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: High quality for the price. I did not notice any real ghosting during my ownership, and the keys always felt tactful and responsive. The backlight and the coloring is an obvious bonus. The DPI button on the mouse is a true godsend, and the fact that I can turn off the backlight when needed is nice.

Cons: I decided to come back after a year to warn those hooked in by the price of the issues that myself and another gentleman I am acquainted with ran into during our use of this model.

As you have read in other reviews, the mouse wheel squeaks terribly. I found that after about six months, the squeaking ceased almost completely. The mouse has a rather noticeable break-in period.

I usually put my PC to sleep rather than shutting down, but I've noticed that the keyboard does not acknowledge the first keystroke after waking up from a sleep cycle. The second keystroke on is fine. This has caused undue duress multiple times.

The LED backlight bulb below my arrow keys has begun to flicker occasionally, which is rather annoying.

Most recently, I've noticed that the mouse's laser is beginning to fade. I will be replacing this model soon, only after a year of ownership.

Other Thoughts: For the price, I still recommend this model to anyone looking for a cheap gaming setup. I just don't recommend it to anyone seeking a long-term solution.

ECS H81H3-I/HDMI (V1.0) LGA 1150 Intel H81 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 Mini ITX Intel Motherboard
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Like the color scheme, excellent placement of the CPU socket. Easy, efficient, inexpensive.

Cons: Really not happy about this one. Was not aware that this motherboard was not Haswell-compatible. Bought this to assemble a mini-build to replace my father's old computer for Christmas. Got the computer assembled, but then... nothing. Found out after very heavy research that the board doesn't support the G3258 that I painstakingly picked out for this build. I have no reason to change the chip; it matched all the features I wanted. I'm very displeased that my father's Christmas present will be shoved back to some time after January 5th to wait for ECS tech support, or waste more money on paying $18 to return a $40 motherboard. I've had a lot of luck from Newegg, and I've been in good standing. I blame ECS for this. I took a chance buying this one, but I don't think I will ever again.

Other Thoughts: If a BIOS update is what is needed, I could fix that, but without a processor that will be frustratingly difficult. I would very much like to see the incompatibility listed on the Newegg page to warn future buyers.

Blu Dash 4.5 D310A 4 GB ROM, 512 MB RAM Black Unlocked GSM Dual-SIM Android Cell Phone 4.5
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Bought this phone back in February and it's been amazing since. I use it to store and view PDFs of various manuals and to play games using the Google play store and Visual Boy Advance. It works wonderfully for everything, the quad-core processor is a good choice. The screen is bright and responsive, the sound quality in calls and ringtones is rather high. The dual SIM option has served me well, I keep At&t in the phone alongside Boost. Between the two, I'm never out of service range.

Cons: About a month ago, the phone began turning off randomly. I have noticed that when it shuts off, it is sometimes difficult to turn back on. While I have the phone plugged in, it works fine. I believe that the phone's battery is to blame, and as a result, warn anyone purchasing this model to take care to not put pressure on the battery plate.

Other Thoughts: I'm really impressed with a phone in this price range having only such a seemingly minor issue. I doubt I will need a warranty exchange, but am frustrated that the battery needs to be replaced due to wear and tear damage after only about 6 months.


David R.'s Profile

Display Name: David R.

Date Joined: 05/31/09

  • Reviews: 6
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 03/28/12
  • Last Review: 08/15/15
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