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G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great keys and extras. 09/28/2015

This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 MX Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches

Pros: I love the weight and feel of the keys first and foremost. The keyboard has a great feel to it and the wrist pad does a great job of keeping my hands in the correct spot. The cord is EXTRA heavy duty braided thing with wiring for two USB plugs, headphone jack, and microphone jack all in one cable. The braiding just screams quality. The software works great even in Windows 10 and allows for a lot of features...the biggest being the ability to reset the macros. (See cons). I like the feature to put the keyboard to sleep after a certain time where it will light up random keys or have a random chase called the Snake.

One item that I've read as a con for some people is the raised keys. I like them. It makes it very easy to keep crumbs and dust out of the keyboard. Using a can of air to keep it clean is a piece of cake. The volume control wheel, microphone jack, and headphone jack are welcome features and I use the additional USB jack to hook up my mouse and the microphone jack for my microphone and these are very useful.

Another feature I like on the keyboard is the weight. It has a metal "tube" than runs around the perimeter of the unit and giver it a nice weight and feel.

The last feature I'll mention is the replaceable WSAD keys along with a few others. If you still use the keyboard and mouse for first person shooters then this will be a nice feature. For me, the curved WSAD keys made it almost impossible to type well.

Cons: The cons... Twice so far when I walked in to turn the computer on I've found that random keys were already lit on the keyboard and powering up the computer showed that the keyboard was locked up. I had to unplug the keyboard, wait, and then plug it back in to get it to work. If I wanted the software to work I had to power down the computer also. This is kind of a pain and I assume I'll continue to have the same problems if I keep using this keyboard.

The second and worst feature is the macro. It's way too easy to accidentally set one and it's impossible (or I couldn't find a way without the software) to reset the macro. Even with the software it took me some time to figure out where to reset the keyboard. G.Skill needs to come up with some way to make it HARD to turn on the macro routine which happens to be right behind the ESC key and easy to hit. The first time this happened I was getting ready to request a replacement from NewEgg when I finally figured it out. I've messed up the keyboard up 3 times now with random macros.

The final minor complaint that they need to change is the volume lights. They're too big. A small band of lights would be much less gaudy than the huge 3 bar light show.

Other Thoughts: Overall I love the keyboard for typing and overall use. I would recommend this thing. I'm assuming new firmware and software enhancements will take care of some of the problems I've mentioned and I'm actually going to pick up one of their new gaming mice to go along with the keyboard.

TP-LINK Archer T9E AC1900 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b PCI Express
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Connects to the router quickly when I boot up. Quality head sink but is it really needed? Drivers worked well. No drops in connectivity.

Cons: Won't work without installing a driver so not "plug and play" compatible like most components are. I expected some settings and such from the software but apparently it must not work with Win10 because nothing was installed beyond the driver.

The other thing that bugged me about the unit was that I actually had to bend the rear plate in order for it to fit into the PCI express slot where my older TP-Link G/N wireless card previously sat. Not a huge deal but this one sits in the slot slightly angled and I figure it's just a matter of time before I have to open the case and move it around to get a good connection again.

Other Thoughts: Overall it's not a bad unit. For the price I paid, I expected it to be faster than the previous wireless card. I think I could have saved money by just using the G/N card I already had in the computer since the connection speed and signal are identical.

I wish the software that was to come with the card would have worked. Usually these are just bloated fluff with setting and functions that I'd never use but I guess I'll never know.

TP-LINK TL-WA854RE V1.2 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, Wall Plug design, One-button Setup, Smart Signal Indicator
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I really can't say a whole lot of nice things about this thing since I really didn't have a lot of luck using it. I guess I could say it's small and works great for a night light with the bright blue LED. Beyond that, I can't really think of a whole lot that I liked about it.

Cons: Setup was a nightmare for me. I don't use the WPS button and have that feature disabled on my router due to security issues. I went through the Web Browser setup and everything went great. I logged into the router TP-Link_Entender_XXX, picked my router's Wi-Fi's network, set the password and preferences, signal was strong and everything was going great, then the browser says it's saving the info and rebooting. Next thing I get is an error with no options or explanations. I reset to factory defaults and try again and again. I ended up turning on WPS on the router to get connected and set up. Pain in the rear. Now that I'm finally set up I can't move the thing more than 15 to 20 feet before it does nothing to extend the distance. Everything worked better with it unplugged and in the box than plugged in and set up. Just seemed like a waste of time.

Other Thoughts: Maybe this is really meant to be used by someone who has a cheap g/n router with bad antennas. I didn't see any signal change at all in my case. Overall I think it does something and may help in some cases but in mine, it was worthless.


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