Date Joined: 04/15/11
Pros: Puts internet anywhere there is a wall outlet.
Doesn't block the use of a receptacle (adds another).
Lights show you it's working.
Good conversation piece.
Cons: None whatsoever.
Overall Review: Wow! Did I just plug this in and my TV can now see my desktop PC? I cannot believe it was that simple. I bought a Samsung LCD and was told that in order to get it networked I needed to buy a Samsung wireless adapter for $60. I gave this a shot and figured for the same price at least this can be used for other purposes. I plugged one in by the router and one by the TV. Hooked up the supplied ethernet cables and voila! My TV was on my network. Simply amazing. I tried this on my printer with the same results. It's literally just plug and play simple.
Pros: Fills an otherwise useless external 3-1/2" bay.
Easy to install.
Cons: Bright white text on a black faceplate looks tacky on an all black HTPC case.
Doesn't come with a Ferrari.
Overall Review: I installed this in a media PC without a problem at all. Will buy another if I build another HTPC that has a 3-1/2" bay.
Pros: With the right software - YES THIS PLAYS BLU-RAY DISCS!
Made by ASUS - Yes, this is a PRO because ASUS rocks!
Great price for a blue-ray drive
Looks nice in my Corsair Carbide 400R case
Cons: Wish it would bring me a beer. I mean if one guy can wish a blu-ray player was a blu-ray burner, then leave a bad review because it isn't... Why can't I wish too?
Overall Review: Ignore the reviews by the people who know nothing about PCs. For the price, this is a great blu-ray player. Yes, you will have to source your own software codecs to play blu-rays. But it's not like you have to break the bank to do so. Mine plays blu-rays just fine. Do your research people before you leave a bad review for a great product because of your own mistake!
Pros: RF works great. No need to point a remote at the TV.
Trackball is handy and works pretty well.
Battery life so far has been great, even though I leave it turned on.
Stylish and very comfortable to use.
Scroll wheel and mouse buttons are comfortable and easier to use than I expected.
Cons: Non illuminated keys.
Trackball is a bit cheap feeling, but it works nevertheless.
Overall Review: I gave this only 4 stars because of the trackball feeling kinda cheap. I wish you could give a half star though because I don't feel [for the price] it really warrants the subtraction of a whole star. Just enough to not let this be a 5 star item. I also kinda wish this had illuminated keys because I use it in the bedroom on a media PC (HTPC) and you can't see the keys in the dark. But I knew that when I bought it. All in all I am very happy with my purchase and would buy another. For the price, I don't think I could have done better.
Pros: Convenient place to mount TP-Link USB WIFI adapter
Has a boss that holds the cap for the adapter
Cons: Only available in white
Overall Review: I got this free with my TP-LINK TL-WN722N Wireless Adapter (which I am absolutely happy with). I really don't need this cradle as my wireless router is only a few feet from my PC. But it came with the adapter so I figured what the heck. I wish it were black. It works, and looks kinda cool sitting on my desk though I guess LOL.
Pros: Fast, cheap, lots of memory for your buck, works as it should. I run multiple instances of CAD/CAM software and don't even notice a difference between that and running only a single instance. Also I usually have other demanding apps running in the background, and I have yet to slow this PC down with this memory in place.
Overall Review: I watched the price of this memory drop by $40 and bought it. It has since dropped another $75. So I paid almost twice what this memory is selling for now and I am still not disappointed by anything except my lack of patience. This memory is worth every penny and is true to Corsair's extremely high quality which I have come to expect over the past 10 years of using their products. Will definitely be sticking with Corsair for my future memory purchases. They have yet to let me down after 10+ PC builds.
Pros: Great connection
Never loses signal
It's working right now!
They look really cool (kinda wish they were black though)
Able to get on the internet without wires =)
Cons: I had to pay for it
I had to wait for it to be shipped
I had to open the box
I had to plug it in
Absolutely nothing bad to say
Overall Review: But seriously, I waited a month to write my review. I bought two of these adapters and both are working flawlessly. I have yet to drop a signal on either PC. For the price, you can't beat these little guys! I couldn't be happier. If I build any more media PC's I plan to buy more.
Pros: I just bought this case from a local retailer. Seeing all the PC cases in person I fell in love with this one. It's roomy enough for just about anything and it has all the cool features of the 800D in a smaller package. I especially love the room at the top which I plan to fill with the Corsair H100 cooler. The finish on the case looks good and I love the fact that everything inside the case is black despite the fact there is no cheesy side window to show it off. Absolutely worth every penny.
Cons: I wish they had incorporated a better way to hold on the side panels... but thumbscrews work I guess. The hard drive cages are also very flimsy. None of this warrants subtracting an egg though. If it were a higher priced case, maybe.
Overall Review: My Build... (Yes, I am building a Corsair PC)
EVGA Z68 160-SB-E689-K2 LGA 1155 Intel Motherboard
Intel Core i5-2500K Sandy Bridge 3.3GHz
Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
Corsair Professional Series HX850 (CMPSU-850HX) PSU
2X Corsair Force Series GT CSSD-F180GBGT-BK 2.5" 180GB SSD
2X Seagate 500GB Barracuda's
Pros: It's memory. What can you expect. It snapped in fine. Booted up great. I was running 4 random 1GB sticks of DDR2 5400 memory in an old standby system when a stick went bad. After failed mem tests taking forever I pulled two of the sticks I suspected of being the culprit and dropped down and ran 2 sticks until this arrived. And so far, it seems to be making a noticeable difference in performance over the 4GB I was running. This is my first time buying Kingston memory and I have to say I am not only impressed by the speed of this memory for the price... but it looks sweet too! If you care about that sorta thing =P The heat sinks are just beautiful and simple.
I will be buying more.
Cons: Shipping was kind of slow. But that was to be expected since I ordered it a day before the Labor day weekend.
Overall Review: If you're just upgrading an older system with less or slower memory and want a little performance boost... buy this.