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Pros: Initial thoughts: Very loud, clear sound. PRECISELY what I was looking for. Highly recommended, and was a steal during the Shell Shocker.
Cons: Wires are pretty short. The ones meant to go behind you are longer than the front (as they should be) but I can see most people having issues. Luckily, extensions are cheap and easy to find, it's just a single RCA for each satellite. Said satellites are pretty large, but I knew what I was getting into beforehand.
Other Thoughts: Okay, here's the rundown on how the setup works: Subwoofer unit contains amplifier and woofer. Amplifies four channels, each connected by a single RCA jack. Wire is directly soldered into each satellite and is not removable. Sub has its own volume control, and the rest are controlled via the right front channel controls. The right satellite has an additional plug for controls and auxiliary inputs; it also has a 3.5mm aux in, mic, and headphone. There is an additional 3.5mm in the back to plug into your computer's mic port. Inputs are RCA type L/F for front and rear, on the back of the sub. Cables are included for those whose sound cards only have 3.5mm plugs for the front and rear channels (but no RCA-RCA). Knobs on the right satellite are for power/volume, front/rear fade, and "tone" for bass/treble bias.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Team 32GB microSDHC Flash Card Model TUSDH32GCL1029
Pros: Meh. It's okay. Performs within Class 10 specs for seq. write and 512 write, but doesn't go above and beyond. Ran it through CDM x64 after a fresh FAT32 format with allocation size at 32KB, 5 runs with 1000MB file, through an SD card adapter;
Sequential Read: 19.119 MB/s
Sequential Write: 13.020 MB/s
Random Read 512KB: 18.869 MB/s
Random Write 512KB: 11.263 MB/s
Random Read 4KB (QD=1): 3.090 MB/s [754.5 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=1): 1.219 MB/s [297.5 IOPS]
Random Read 4KB (QD=32): 3.227 MB/s [787.9 IOPS]
Random Write 4KB (QD=32): 0.972 MB/s [237.3 IOPS]
Cons: USB reader was DOA. Judging from the reviews, I'd say that the reader is a defective design. I thought the card itself was dead, but I popped it into a SD adapter and it worked just fine. -1 egg for a faulty reader. Card itself seems to be fine though.
Other Thoughts: DHL took their sweet time shipping the package, though I can't knock the product. Got this on a shell shocker deal--wouldn't recommend this at regular price.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: IOGEAR GW3DHDKIT Wireless HD Digital Kit
Pros: Transmits HD through an industry standard (WHDI I believe?) for sending 1080 wirelessly. I have my reciever strapped to the back of my TV powered by a USB port. 2-source with pass through shows that some actual thought was put into this as opposed to rushing to market.
Cons: Heavy bandwidth of 1080p makes for short range. I couldn't transmit reliably from upstairs and one room over: I had to move the xmit to right above the reciever. Some lag time too, you can look at one TV in a room, and if you move fast enough you can see the same picture again on the receiving end. I'd say it's about half a second or so. Definitely not for gaming, but for media it'll work just fine. Expensive for what it is.
Other Thoughts: Included a template for the reciever to be mounted on the wall, which I thought was cool. Can't comment on the IR blaster or anything since my remotes are RF.READ FULL REVIEW