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Bryan B.

Bryan B.

Joined on 05/17/03

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Most Favorable Review

Terrific keyboard for the money

BTC 9116URF BLACK Black 87 Normal Keys 9 Function Keys RF Wireless Mini Wireless Internet Keyboard With Dual Mode Joystick Mouse
BTC 9116URF BLACK Black 87 Normal Keys 9 Function Keys RF Wireless Mini Wireless Internet Keyboard With Dual Mode Joystick Mouse

Pros: Despite what some reviews say, for me this keyboard works very consistently and I have no trouble at a distance of up to 15 or 20 feet. It has a pretty solid feel and was much easier to get used to than I expected. I absolutely love it. Oh yeah, my Linux computer also works with it without any configuration.

Cons: Not a one that I have found.

Overall Review: Two suggestions to make sure this keyboard works well. First thing, take the disposable batteries that come with it and dispose of them, throw them in the garbage. Put in some good quality, high mah rated batteries and change them every few days. Also, don't let the transmitter sit down in the spider web of wires behind your computer. The electromagnetic interference can and will cause the keyboard or any other RF device to malfunction.

Most Critical Review

Well made but awkward

Rosewill RK-028 SLV Silver 103 Normal Keys 31 Function Keys USB or PS/2 Standard Keyboard
Rosewill RK-028 SLV Silver 103 Normal Keys 31 Function Keys USB or PS/2 Standard Keyboard

Pros: Like other Rosewill products I own the basic quality is good. For the money, it feels fairly solid and has a great layout of function buttons (although I never really use them).

Cons: I'm used to a keyboard with a less soft feel to the keys. I do quite a bit of typing and data entry so I like a crisper snappier keystroke. My biggest problem with this keyboard is that with or without the wrist rest the thing just isn't comfortable. My wrists get tired really quick. Also, the bottom row of keys are elevated and oversized which puzzles me because it just throws off my hand position and I'm making typos.

Overall Review: I wanted to love this keyboard just because Rosewill generally puts out great products but I just don't like this one. Gonna have to replace it.

Great little switch!

Rosewill RC-406 Switch
Rosewill RC-406 Switch

Pros: Feels very solid for such a small, inexpensive switch. As with all Rosewill products I own, it's performance has been surprisingly good for the money. We are using several of them at our distribution center office to avoid additional ethernet pulls and they work great.

Cons: Can't think of any.

Overall Review: I've never been disappointed by any Rosewill product I've bought and Newegg I without question the best e-tailer I've ever shopped.

Nonconforming review

Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System
Logitech X-230 32 watts RMS 2.1 Black Speaker System

Pros: Low price. Nice looking.

Cons: I'm a bit confused by the long list of raves about these speakers. The volume is not bad but not great. My biggest beef is sound quality. The treble is weak and very tinny. The bass is soft and hollow. Worst of all, the midrange is non-existant. It sounds like I'm listening to them in the bottom of a trash can which is where they are headed. If I still had the box I would be requesting an RMA.

Overall Review: I've learned my lesson. Get yourself a similar set of speakers from Boston Acoustics. If you shop around you'll spend about twice what these cost but you will get ten times the sound quality which is what you buy speakers for in the first place. Don't settle for garbage.

Wow, I'm impressed

D-Link DCM-202 Broadband Cable Modem 43Mbps Downstream,10Mbps Upstream 1 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet Port (Auto MDI/MDI-x)  1 x USB Port  1 x CATV-Coaxial Female Connector DOCSIS 2.0 Certified  DOCSIS 1.1 Compatible  DOCSIS 1.0 Compatible  IEEE
D-Link DCM-202 Broadband Cable Modem 43Mbps Downstream,10Mbps Upstream 1 x 10/100 Fast Ethernet Port (Auto MDI/MDI-x) 1 x USB Port 1 x CATV-Coaxial Female Connector DOCSIS 2.0 Certified DOCSIS 1.1 Compatible DOCSIS 1.0 Compatible IEEE

Pros: Being a new Comcast subscriber, I went online and downloaded the firmware for Comcast users. That was incredibly easy to install, with very clear instructions. Beyond that, when the Comcast installer arrived he plugged it into my PC, called in the MAC and serial#, rebooted the computer and off it flew. Based on the numbers I got from speedtest.net the PowerBoost seems to be functioning to me.

Cons: Can't think of a thing.

Overall Review: If you're a Comcast subscriber and have concerns, call their tech support department. They've been really great in the past and should be able to satisfy any questions you ask.

10/29/2007