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Riley F.

Riley F.

Joined on 01/03/05

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Most Favorable Review

Great Travel Mouse

Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX
Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX

Pros: Glides well, feels very solid, tracks well, forward/back buttons, smooth or click scrolling, compact, comfortable. Finally, a travel mouse with all the features of a desktop mouse with buttons in the proper locations.

Cons: It's not weight balanced, but "back end heavy". I tend to pick up the mouse out of habit and when I pick it up only the front end comes off the table. The back end is quite heavy. It's been a little annoying, but I'm getting used to it. Not much of a con though.

Overall Review: I've been waiting a long time for a mouse like this to come out. I've very nearly purchased the VX Nano on a number of occasions, but the forward/back buttons being on the top by the left mouse button have always been a turnoff. I really like how "solid" the Anywhere MX feels. It definitely has a good solid weight to it, but not too much. Just right.

10/23/2009
Most Critical Review

Not quite...

MSI Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card RX3870-T2D512E OC
MSI Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card RX3870-T2D512E OC

Pros: It's a slightly overclocked 3870.

Cons: The fan speed is ALWAYS set to 80% and it sounds like a jet ready to take off. There is no automatic fan control AT ALL. MSI said the card must be defective, but I'm seeing more and more incidents of this fan problem that I think it's a more widespread issue.

Overall Review: Other than the fan speed issue, it's a good card. I mean it IS a slightly overclocked 3870, albeit a very loud one. I gave this card a POOR rating though because 3 eggs is "average" and an average card would be a plain vanilla ATI reference 3870 which DON'T have fan issues.. So this gets a poor. Sorry MSI.

Good with serious flaws

NETGEAR 5 Port Gigabit Unmanged Plus Business-Class Desktop Switch - Lifetime Warranty (GS105E)
NETGEAR 5 Port Gigabit Unmanged Plus Business-Class Desktop Switch - Lifetime Warranty (GS105E)

Pros: Low cost Looks good! Small, efficient VLANs, QoS, Port Mirroring Lifetime Warranty!

Cons: Couple of things: The first being that this switch has a MAJOR bug in the firmware that causes it to respond to ANY pings. For example, if I ping a "fake" address like 12.34.56.78 the switch replies. If I ping a real address like 8.8.8.8 I get two replies. One from the switch and another from 8.8.8.8 with the second reply marked as DUP (Duplicate). Traffic sometimes stop flowing, assuming as a result of this issue. The netgear forums have some posts about this issue. I called Netgear support and they said engineering has known about this issue for two or three weeks, but has no ETA on a fix. The management is interface is NOT web based. It's an application you install on on your PC and it's based on Adobe AIR. It works fine though maybe a little slow.

Overall Review: This could be a very good switch once Netgear resolves the issues. I very much like the GS105 (non-e) switches and this is exactly the same plus the management features. Also, what's with the management interface? My alarm clock has web management, but I need an app to manage my switch?

Great Card..

HIS Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support IceQ3 Turbo Video Card H387Q512NP
HIS Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support IceQ3 Turbo Video Card H387Q512NP

Pros: VERY quiet even under load. Using ATITool to load the card it gets to 73C around 65% fan duty cycle and I still can't hear the fan. 850Mhz Core too..

Cons: The exhaust outlet on the shroud doesn't completely line up with the slot cover. Doesn't seem to hurt performance though.