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Philipp B.

Philipp B.

Joined on 03/28/09

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Most Favorable Review

The best upgrade for the past 15 years.

OCZ Vertex Turbo 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1VTXT60G
OCZ Vertex Turbo 2.5" 60GB SATA II MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) OCZSSD2-1VTXT60G

Pros: I've been building computers since 1997. With every new technology things went faster/better. But NEVER did I encounter a bigger speed upgrade than when I've switch from a mechanical drive to this SSD. Windows 7 boots in less than 30 seconds (from button to usable desktop), used to take ~2-3 minutes. The speeds of opening MS Office Outlook/Word/anything is just amazing. Went from 5-10secs to <1s... With benchmarks I've realized that read speed is around 220MB/s and write around 150MB/s.

Cons: My video card's score is now the lowest in my Windows Experience Index thanks to this drive... have to upgrade that now >.< The Turbo version is probably not worth it (~5-10% claimed performance boost over standard) although when I've got it, it was 4$ more, so at such small price difference it was worth every penny.

Overall Review: Looked at other drives before and the Vertex series where the most appealing for speed/space/price. I'm looking forward into buying a 120GB one for my new laptop to bring it to par with my desktop's speed.

One of a kind!

Razer Moray+ 3.5mm Connector Canal Mobile Gaming Communicator
Razer Moray+ 3.5mm Connector Canal Mobile Gaming Communicator

Pros: I was looking for something for my laptop, for my phone (Blackberry) and my desktop to have great sound quality, portability, comfort and a microphone in ONE plug (for cellphone). This Moray+ is simply great... you have all sort of adapters, works great, sound is just amazing and it has a great sound isolation. Wires are soft and so are the in-ear pieces. which sit comfortably in your ears no matter the size. Computer adapter works like a charm. Little pouch available for them, really useful! Mic quality is unmatched for other microphones that are used for either phone calls or meetings, probably not good enough to start your own singing career...

Cons: You hear the cable moving and other things like scratching your head; but it's not those particular earphones, just how they are created. Wish they could have more than 3 sizes for the in-ear pieces, would fit more people's specific ears.

Overall Review: Requires adaptation, it's not something that you would enjoy starting day one; but it's definitely something worth a try and enjoyment. Pouch is really useful and soft/protective. The 3.5mm jack is compatible with anything that has such jack, also all BlackBerry's, iPhone's and any other phones that use a 3.5mm jack with 3 bars (left, right, mic, ground) are a perfect fit for those ear-phones.

Awesome little mouse.

Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX
Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX

Pros: Feels great in the hand, plug in play with M11x laptop with Win7 64bit. Has little Nano controller, really easy to work with. Does not need ANY drivers (Windows finds it's own) just to use it along with all the buttons/functions. Possible to reprogram every single button. Possibility to change scrolling; friction-free or normal. Has little pouch, comfortable to put in when moving computer around and not having to worry about trowing your 90$ premium mouse in some bag. Logitech software is simple and easy to work with, nano controller supports older bluethooth keyboards/mice such as the Logitech diNovo EDGE; also not needing to remove it to put laptop in pouch. Dark-Laser (or however it's called) works as advertised, it tracks on glass, mirrors, beds, my head, my arms the same way it does on the table.

Cons: No middle click; simply need to realize it's not as critical to everyday use. "Application switching" button brings Mac like "Show all apps" function, while nice to have, the animation is way too slow and a bit more of a problem than a feature, you'll end up using alt-tab or using the taskbar to switch apps.

Overall Review: Smaller than desktop mice, but you're buying a laptop one. It actually is quite comfortable to use it as I though it'd be hard to grasp a small mouse, but you just let your hand relax and let some air be placed in between the mouse/table and your hand and it's beautiful.

Good price/quality

Patriot 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory Model PSD22G8002S
Patriot 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Laptop Memory Model PSD22G8002S

Pros: Installed in ASUS EEE Clamshield laptop, ran a lot faster, able to support the 800mhz, client insisted, I ordered... didn't saw any difference between the 667mhz version on the same netbook.

Cons: Was 1$ more expensive than the 667mhz version, didn't saw that 1$ performance, but it's not a con really...

Overall Review: Makes sense if ever a laptop doesn't support lower frequency RAM or the price is the same.

Good price/quality

Patriot 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model PSD22G6672S
Patriot 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model PSD22G6672S

Pros: Installed in two ASUS EEE PC's, both ran a lot faster with WinXP/Win7 on the first run after installing. Easy to work with.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Great company (Patriot), great quality affordable RAM, you don't need heatspreaders and such fancy things.

Just great

Cables Unlimited - High Speed HDMI Cable - 6 FEET
Cables Unlimited - High Speed HDMI Cable - 6 FEET

Pros: Cheap, image is great on the 1080p HDTV, not loose in either side and is sturdy quality.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: Digital cables don't need to be gold-plated, don't need to have all those fancy things that others will try to sell you for a 100$... this is exactly the same cable. I bought it on sale for 10$, perfect price; perfect quality.