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Rosewill RCR-IC001 40-in-1 USB 2.0 3.5
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Purchased a while back to brand match with my case, and it was great for a while...

The USB port still (sorta) works!

Cons: It died after a few months. Windows could only intermittently see it at first, then eventually just stopped altogether.

Also, the USB port has always thrown a "power surge on hub" error, when waking the computer from sleep mode, which is disconcerting...It seems like a BIOS update helped, but I had to roll back b/c the new BIOS caused more problems than it solved. All that to say: maybe there's hope for this device, but I don't have time or energy to spend on troubleshooting it further.

Other Thoughts: I love rosewill cases. They're cheap, decently built, attractive, and I have yet to get a lemon. This card reader, however, is a disappointment.

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Logitech Z506 75 watts RMS 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs Decent for the price! 12/21/2013

This review is from: Logitech Z506 75 watts RMS 5.1 Surround Sound Speakers

Pros: - Easy setup
- Acceptable sound quality for the price

Cons: - I don't like the design - kinda ugly
- They lack a little high end initially...see Other Thoughts

Other Thoughts: Please read this... It's a little long, but you wont be disappointed! TL;DR? At least check the last paragraph.

With a little thought and effort, these are not bad at all for the money! Out of the box the system was a little lacking in the high frequencies. I just used the EQ in my sound card's software (on-board Realtek) to roll up a little between 8- and 16-khz. I also trimmed down a little at 31hz, because my room has a nasty resonance around that area. Now they sound just fine to my ears!!

The other major note I would make is that I kept turning the sub down and down. Started at around 75% on the knob which was /way/ too much, but I think it's around 40% now. The sub isn't anything special but it gets the job done. Being a cheap ported design w/ a small driver, you're going to get a "one note bass" issue and a lot of distortion, if you don't do a little EQ work. Even then, you're only going to get so much out of it. This is not a room shaking design - but it /can/ sound good!

I have a lot of experience in music production and audio engineering, so these adjustments are all fine/expected for me...Just maybe not so welcomed for average users. It's going to vary a lot from room to room, too.... You have to understand that even a >$1000 hi-fi system will never sound its best (and maybe even terrible) without proper setup.

With all of that: don't buy any system at any price, if you're not prepared to set it up properly. Either hire someone or use the internet to learn! My method was just simply listening to estimate a very light EQ adjustment and they're going to work out just fine! I did not need any high end audio measuring tools - was just armed with a little knowledge!

Money well spent!

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Mionix Naos 3200 Black 7 1 x Wheel USB 2.0 Wired LED-optical 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggs First impression: Not bad! 09/25/2013

This review is from: Mionix Naos 3200 Black 7 1 x Wheel USB 2.0 Wired LED-optical 3200 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: - Most comfortable mouse I've ever used, hands down
- Optical
- Tracks very well - definitely above average and blows any laser mice I've tried right out of the water.. After about an hour getting used to it, my accuracy has definitely improved, at least a little, in FPS games.
- Decent software; stable for me on win 7 pro
- All buttons can be reassigned, including DPI ones
- Can choose from 3 LED colors that should match the vast majority computer color themes

Cons: none so far!

Other Thoughts: First Mionix product and what a great first impression! I do have my reservations about longevity...Not due to any property of the mouse itself - it feels well built and has a nice weight to it - but based on other reviews...we shall see :)

Optical is the way to go; don't buy a laser mouse. High DPI is a marketing gimmick - 3200 is over kill...1000 should be enough for anybody. The word laser sounds cooler, too, but the truth is, a decent optical sensor (which this mouse has) tracks much more accurately. It's been objectively tested and proven.

Whoever says you need big hands for this must have unusually tiny ones. I am a very average person - avg. height/weight, hand size, etc. and this mouse could still even be bigger, for my taste. Frankly, I have yet to use a mouse that is too big. I don't know how tall people get by...

That said, this is still top-notch comfort, as far as traditional designs go! My pinky still sometimes touches the mousepad, but doesn't flat-out rest and drag like with other mice...My ring finger is nicely supported, as opposed to resting on my pinky, causing further discomfort. No matter how I grab it, it just feels good under my hand! I guess some people have flippers instead of hands, or something...Vast majority of people find this mouse very comfortable, so I'd say worth the risk to buy one unless you can find a local retailer where you can try it first. Works best with semi-claw or palm grip, for me.

About the liftoff distance: it seems fine to me...? Cursor moves no more when I pick the mouse up than any other mouse I've ever used...May even be better than my g500. I don't know why others are complaining. Perhaps they've improved it since it was first released?

Software, too...Not one issue. It's stable and does what it needs to on Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

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Display Name: Michal K.

Date Joined: 06/19/08

  • Reviews: 26
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  • First Review: 02/17/10
  • Last Review: 05/10/14
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