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Corsair  MM600  CH-9000084-WW  Double-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Best mouse pad I've owned 01/27/2015

This review is from: Corsair MM600 CH-9000084-WW Double-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat

Pros: Every so often you come across a product that you did not realize would be so useful. The Corsair MM600 mouse mat is one of these. Previously, I have used a number of pad types, ranging from cloth covered neoprene or other rubberized material to plastic and silicone of various sorts to frosted glass and textured stainless steel. Often, I just placed a mouse on the desk and went from there. Corsair offers up an aluminum plate with plastic decals applied to either side.

A fundamental tradeoff with mouse mats is whether to use a textured surface for precise control or a smooth one for fastest response. The MM600 provides both options: one surface is textured, the other smooth.

In use, the textured surface is slightly less grabby than a typical cloth-covered neoprene mouse pad, but still affords excellent control. The smooth side gives perfect control and speed when fast action is required. Tactile response and overall mousing precision with the MM600 surpass any other mouse pad or mat I have used. The best comparisons are the Razer aluminum pads and SteelSeries silcon ones. The textured side of the MM600 offers smoother mousing and is not affected by minor amounts of dust and dirt like the Razers. Overall feel and control were also superior to that with SteelSeries pads.

I disagree with some of the other reviewers with respect to the size of the MM600. It is not a petite, space-saver. If you only use one monitor and perform most of your mouse movements using only your wrist, then this is not the mouse mat for you. If, on the other hand, you use two or more displays, the extra space allows mousing between all displays without repeated starts and stops of movement. I've used the MM600 almost exclusively for the past week for business (photo and video editing with a smorgasbord of palettes and windows arrayed across three large monitors) and dispatching bad guys in various games. The MM600 has performed exceptionally well, with the ability to change mouse response by flipping it over being a huge benefit.

The MM600 also works well on a soft surface such as a couch or bed. The rigid aluminum core gives a stable surface to work on. The plastic surfaces are easy to clean - much better than a glass or steel mat - and the lack of a fabric or foam core means after a quick drying off, you're back in business.

Cons: The MM600 has four rubber feet on the corners that serve to both elevate the main plate off your desk as protection and resist slipping. On most surfaces, including wood and glass, they work perfectly well. I found, however, that on two different granite counter tops the MM600 slid around annoyingly. Curiously, this was not a problem on a marble table in our conference room. Fair warning: you'll need a thick skin, good sense of humor, and the ability to come up with snappy comebacks if you show up to a meeting with a large, pretentious mouse mat under your arm.

The plastic stickers applied to either side are just that - stickers. They appear reasonably scratch-resistant ( I abused to MM600 both intentionally and not), but they easily separate from the aluminum plate when a knife is inserted under the edge. Although I doubt you'll abuse your MM600 in this way on purpose, it is not the bombproof bonded construction you'll find with Razer or SteelSeries. Long term durability is not something I can comment on after a week's use, but it is a concern.

Other Thoughts: Assuming you are in the market for a mouse mat, the biggest factor in deciding whether the Corsair MM600 is for you is that it is, well, big. Really big. If you use multiple monitors or control the mouse by moving your lower arm from the elbow, the MM600 is ideal. For single monitor users or people who control their mice solely with wrist movement, the amount of desk space consumed by the MM600 will be too much.

Link Depot POW-SATA-EXT 16
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Reasonably good cable 01/06/2015

This review is from: Link Depot POW-SATA-EXT 16" SATA Power Extension Cable

Pros: This is a better quality cable than the competing ones costing half as much. The wires are sleeved, making for a cleaner installation. Connectors are not great quality, but do not fall apart after two or three insertions as has been my experience with cheaper ones.

Cons: Not as sturdy as better OEM cables.

Other Thoughts: Newegg does not appear to sell any really good power extension cables. These ones are probably the best you'll find here.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C9S-4GRSL
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Bought this memory for use with an Intel D54250WYKH NUC. Although the G-Skill memory does not appear on Intel's (very short) list of qualified memory modules, it works perfectly. No errors or problems after six months' use.

Latency is low, particularly for modules in this price range.

Cons: None.


Ethan H.'s Profile

Display Name: Ethan H.

Date Joined: 12/30/03


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