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Robert G.

Robert G.

Joined on 11/22/06

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Most Favorable Review

Works Great

Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows
Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows

Pros: On 64 bit vista, this installed fine without using the cd. Windows update later suggested a newer version of the driver, which also worked fine. Super responsive, shuts off when not in use to save battery, and the range seems the same as on 360 itself. Recommended.

Cons: Would be better as a usb dongle, the 10 foot cable is too much. Also, the analog shoulder triggers are odd, they act as a single analog slider rather than two.

Overall Review: After initial testing, i tore it open, shortened the wire to a nub, then installed it internally in my media center pc. Only issue when doing this is making the sync button accessible or running leads to another button.

Perfect for PS3

Kaybles 6FT HDMI Cable HDMI Cord - Ultra High Speed 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 Cable Support Fire TV, Apple TV, Ethernet, Audio Return, Video 4K UHD 2160p, HD 1080p, 3D, Xbox PlayStation PS3 PS4 PC
Kaybles 6FT HDMI Cable HDMI Cord - Ultra High Speed 18Gbps HDMI 2.0 Cable Support Fire TV, Apple TV, Ethernet, Audio Return, Video 4K UHD 2160p, HD 1080p, 3D, Xbox PlayStation PS3 PS4 PC

Pros: Supports everything a PS3 would possibly need. Very cheap compared to buying it at a game store. Perfect picture and sound quality.

Cons: none

Perfect

GreatShield MagicPad Slim-Fit Leather Case Cover for Kindle Paperwhite / Kindle Touch / Kindle [Latest Generation]  - Pink
GreatShield MagicPad Slim-Fit Leather Case Cover for Kindle Paperwhite / Kindle Touch / Kindle [Latest Generation] - Pink

Pros: I was doubtful that the sticky pad for holding the kindle in place would actually be a good solution but it was easy to use and has held in place just fine since the first time I tried it. The magnetic clasp works well too.

Cons: none

Overall Review: I assume the sticky pad can only be reused a certain number of times before it stops working...?

Seems effective

Snap-on Case compatible with Samsung© Galaxy Nexus i515, Carbon Fiber
Snap-on Case compatible with Samsung© Galaxy Nexus i515, Carbon Fiber

Pros: Easy to install, smooth surface (not sticky at all, so it handles pants pockets well), works with the extended battery pack fine, all ports and buttons reachable, fits fine in my adjustable clamp car dock

Cons: Not sure if I can remove it without breaking the case. It has what i think is a spot to open it with the edge of a coin but when i tried it gave a lot of resistance so i stopped. This might be a dealbreaker for people swapping batteries often!

Overall Review: Carbon Fiber is the color only- it has nothing to do with the material composition!

Logitech K270 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard - Black
Logitech K270 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard - Black

Pros: - Plug & go - Full keyboard layout, no f-key goofiness - Feels like a normal keyboard, not a laptop one - Easy to reach power switch - Seems as fast as a wired one - Optional stand-up legs - Tested 20 ft away, without a line of sight to receiver

Cons: None yet

Fantastic

AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT90ZFBGRBOX
AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition - Phenom II X6 Thuban 6-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 125W Desktop Processor - HDT90ZFBGRBOX

Pros: Very fast, great for gaming and multithreaded programming projects. It was much easier to install the stock heatsink than my previous c2d build.

Cons: Stock CPU fan + stock MSI bios controlling the fan = lots of fan noise while gaming. I used speedfan to cap the CPU fan speed at 75% and it is much better!

Overall Review: Be use to look at the "core" temperatures when using tools like speedfan and amd overdrive, I think it gives a better idea of the operating temperature... I am impressed with the two types of throttling it does: Overclocking when only a few cores are needed, and underclocking everything when idle. It is very fast at adjusting to what is needed and the AMD overdrive tool made it easy to tweak the multipliers for these scenarios.