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Corsair Gaming VOID Wireless RGB Gaming Headset - White
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4 out of 5 eggs Good wireless headphones 06/21/2016

This review is from: Corsair Gaming VOID Wireless RGB Gaming Headset - White

Pros: - wireless
- macros and customization from the Corsair software
- battery life
- lightweight
- "stylish"
- comfortable as the best of the best...actually, this is the best PRO of all...it's the most comfortable headset i've ever worn

Cons: - Range is no where near 40 feet. I've got 4 different wireless headsets that all reach my basement bathroom from my gaming HTPC. It's 3 walls and 30 linear feet away...this states a range of "up to 40 feet" and doesn't reach the bathroom.

- coupled with the range issue, if the headset loses connection due to range, it's a pain to reconnect. All my other wireless headsets 2.4 and dect all reconnect as soon as they are back w/in range. This one needs to be cut off to reconnect...which adds 20-40 seconds.

- the lights, in my opinion are stupid. I hate them...i cut them off on my corsair mouse, i cut them off on this headset, but i shouldnt need to take extra steps to turn off the 'pretty light display' on these cans.

- the headphones would not work w/out a firmware update...which seemed counter-intuitive. I was about to leave a horrible review because it took me 2 tries and failures, before i could get it to work on the 3rd try...after downloading a f/w update.

- it claims 7.1 - the best i could ensure i was passing to the headset was 5.1, but realistically i couldnt even hear 2.1 sound...the audio quality was impeccable, but there was not anything close, even remotely close to 7.1 sound...which was why i was so excited about this set!

Other Thoughts: ** edit **

I took this from a 4 star review down to a 2 star review. My original review was forgiving because there were so many awesome standout points on this headset that I could forgive major setbacks (like the range). However, after using this headset via an OTG cable (otg = on the go...which is a function for cell phones...) I have been unable to use this headset on my PC since. So I connected the headset to my cell phone to give me a mechanism to listen to some shows I can only get on my cell phone and since then the headset is seemingly bricked on my PC. I've searched for a couple-few hours looking for a remedy, i've done 3 or 4 "fixes" from the corsair forums, but none have worked. So at this point, I can still use my headset for my cell phones, but once I connect it to my PC it "seems" to be bricked. Basically, the headset is worthless now...because $100 for a wireless phone speaker doesn't really ring through as value in my opinion. In any case, the inability to use it coupled with the range issues, it's 2 stars at best.

** update **

Overall the headset is great. I'd give it a 5 star review easily if it had better range &/or could automatically reconnect. I'm still learning better ways to use the headphones...it's truly a great and comfortable set of cans.

I'd ultimately prefer more volume, however it's very weird...while wearing the cans they seem too quiet & even at max volume, i'd like to cut them up higher. However, when I take them off, I can seemingly hear the for miles. My Savi - w430 can get a connection all the way to my kitchen sink, 45 linear feet, one floor up and 5 walls of interference...obviously this headset doesn't reach that far, so I take it off & leave it on my piano bench on the way up...but i can actually hear my buddies on skype from the sink...it's that loud...but while on my head, I feel a need for more volume??? Doesn't make sense!

Lastly, to that end, the headset is great...i can't stress that enough, it's sooo comfortable. But the reality is that it could be better...

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LINKSYS RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900+ Mu-Mimo W-Fi Range Extender
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5 out of 5 eggs best range extender i've seen/heard of/used 06/21/2016

This review is from: LINKSYS RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900+ Mu-Mimo W-Fi Range Extender

Pros: This range extender is the best i've ever come across...
- it's super easy to setup
- it's got great connectivity (both range and speed)
- it has a nominal footprint
- it provides a huge benefit in its space

A few of the key performance indicators all surround its ability to perform in places other units cannot. The fact that it's a wireless range extender but also has a wired ethernet input stand out in my opinion. A few other units do this too, but this unit is awesome in that I can run a single gigabit line to another floor & then have gigabit AC coverage on that entire floor.

In addition, this extender gives me full home coverage over wifi, something I have yet to accomplish with any devices. For what it's worth, I own over 40 routers, over 20 powerline adapters/range extenders/db boost network interface cards, and countless other network devices. The closest i've come to whole home coverage (save for wiring ethernet across my home) was a gigabit powerline adapter/wifi broadcaster. This however, forgoes the need for dedicated lines. One of the drawbacks to powerline is that it "requires" a dedicated electrical line...meaning no surge protector, no extension cords w/ added lines, no line multipliers. So in my basement, where electrical outlets are few and far between, i'm not able to add splitters to increase the count of electrical connections to my outlets. With this, I can broadcast wifi across my whole home w/out fear of the drawbacks of my powerline adapters.

Another huge benefit for this extender is the fact that i've had it for about a month now & not had a single connectivity issue. To be honest, i'm not a huge fan of Linksys after the Belkin merger...but with this extender, I have not a single complaint. I'm actually shocked at how easy it worked & how flawless it ended up being.

On the same floor as the router it gave me the same connection link speeds as the router.

On the floor beneath (my topology is my router on my south side of floor two...stairs on the north side. So I plugged this extender into the north wall next to the stairs. This gave me quicker speeds in the basement on my AC network. It jumped from an average of 585mbps up to about 660mbps average. Which beats everything save for running cat6 downstairs into a switch.

The spot finder was super cool...it allowed me to dial in the ideal range to ensure that I was far enough away to get maximum distance, but not too far away to degrade connection speeds and link quality.

Finally -- the setup was flawless. I was up and running an extended network in less than 3 minutes total.

Oh another huge pro - even on my extended network I was able to connect to devices on the original network. In the past, i've always been able to connect to networked devices such as computers via an extended network. However, I did experience issues with certain devices, such as my Nest Thermostat and Protect and my Roku devices. With this extender, I was able to connect to anything via the network and the network_ext SSIDs.

Cons: If I had to name a con it'd take a while to come up with one...but I suppose i'd say it's the orientation of the box. It necessitates the bottom outlet to be used for the connection. It'd be best if it could go upside down &/or have the ability to rotate the plug orientation to ensure I could plug it in upside down.

Other Thoughts: Great device!!!!

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Corsair Hydro Series H110i Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler Cooling. 280mm CW-9060026-WW
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4 out of 5 eggs One of the best closed loop solutions...if not the best 03/03/2016

This review is from: Corsair Hydro Series H110i Extreme Performance Water / Liquid CPU Cooler Cooling. 280mm CW-9060026-WW

Pros: The hardware is perfect.
The packaging is perfect.
The cooling is perfect.
Overall, there are zero flaws for this product.

My primary desires are met by this product. They have great packaging, great compliance with existing platforms, and great designs.

Cons: Price? It's not really a con when you consider the savings on replacing cpu's due to heat issues...

But otherwise, it's a little higher than closely comparable air based hsf's.

Other Thoughts: Overall I feel like the only people considering this HSF are overclockers. But that said, this is one of, if not the best hsf available to people that care about temps. A few of my issues follow...

I was running this on my current 5930k, running a mild OC (what most would never try...) but stock/idle temps of about 39c...on my zalman air cooler. But when I incorporate the h110i i'm stuck wondering if it could be better. For my comparison, it is definitely better, not to mention the better than air cooled temps, at water cooled temps that are comparable, but not as costly. To that end, this is a better than average cooling option for anyone that is overclocking their computers.

The questions arise when you start to compare air vs water...then does it make sense. When you consider both sides, this closed loop system is the best of both worlds. It gives you better than air system performance at closed loop water performance. So it truly does outperform 98% of air cooling systems, but you need to truly determine if your system will benefit or not.

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