Joined on 11/27/10
WOW -- seriously
Pros: Go to tomshardware.com and look up the charts for these new sandy bridge processors. This i3-2120 is faster than quite a lot of things. It beats old Core2Quads, and most of AMDs new chips too. It's really impressive how even Intel's low end processor grouping is about the equivalent of AMD's high end processor grouping. I got this one when it was on sale for the same as the i3-2100. Free upgrade in speed is always nice. This thing really does work! I have been playing SC2 and WoW on ultra, Skyrim on ultra, never had less than 60fps with Vsync on. Everything opens in the blink of an eye, files uncompress almost instantly. Epic upgrade from my Core2Duo t9500. Also worth noting that my old Core2Duo ran at about 48 degrees C idle, and 60 degrees when playing games with my noctua cooler. This i3 is ALWAYS at about 32 degrees C with my noctua cooler, even playing games it stays within 4-5 degrees of what it idles at.
Cons: I wish all of Intel's processors had the clock multiplier unlocked, I bet this thing could be cranked way beyond it's stock clock setting. Not worth complaining about though!
Overall Review: The fan that comes with this thing looks pretty dinky, I must admit. I never used it though, I have my own cooler which I love. Seriously though, this processor performs faster than most 4 core computers I've used in the past. Crazy.
Horrible Quality, Broke Immediately
Pros: I have to admit, I thought I had a winner here for a low-priced ceramic heater. It looks great, sleek black and a pretty small size for how much heat it produces. I also really like the tip-over switch being much larger in diameter so that it can sit on carpet and still engage the switch and operate. My previous heater had a tiny "pin" sized tip-over switch, which would not work on carpet unless there was a hard flat object (like a book) under it. Unfortunately, that's where the Pros end.
Cons: After taking the heater out of it's box, I plugged it in on the floor with more than 5 feet of space on every side, it was in the absolute middle of my room. The room was 66 degrees F at the time, and it proceeded to heat the room to 72 degrees in about 30 minutes, at which point it turned off. This heater has a thermostat knob, which was set to the highest position, meaning it should not turn off at any point. I even rotated the knob back and forth several times. So I unplugged the heater and left it off for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes of the heater being off, the room was back to 66 degrees F. I plugged it back in, thinking it had just overheated, and NOTHING. Completely broken after just 1 use and 30 minutes. Since then, I have tried waiting one hour, and different sockets throughout my apartment, which I know work. Still broken. The red light on top of the heater comes on, but the fan does not spin.
Overall Review: I can honestly say that this is the shortest I've ever had a product work for me, 30 minutes??? I wouldn't even pay $1 for a device which works for 30 minutes and then completely breaks. For this, I award this heater 1 egg, which is actually 1 egg too many if you ask me. If you're reading this right now, do yourself a favor and order ANYTHING ELSE.
Horrible Sound Quality
Pros: Easy to pair, battery lasts a decent time, fashionably sized for easy travel use. The cons easily outweigh the pros though
Cons: You're buying this speaker for better sound quality than your phone or laptop speakers, right? I can't believe how many positive reviews there are for this thing!!! Has anyone actually used their ears to listen to the sound produced by the beats pill? It's horrible! The sound quality is not much better than blasting music from your iPhone. I'll admit the volume level can get quite respectably loud, but the quality is absolute garbage, I was really expecting more. There is absolutely NO bass, and a lack of lower midrange. The result is a shrill, ear shattering reproduction of your favorite music. Go to a retail store and listen to all of the competitors if you don't believe me, I purchased this and quickly returned it, I now have a UE unit which is INFINITELY better sounding.
Overall Review: Seriously almost every Bluetooth speaker on the market sounds better than this unit. I'm almost insulted that the price of his beats pill is so high, and yet the sound quality can be likened to a $29 Chinese knock-off of any Bluetooth speaker.
Great Mouse, especially for the price
Pros: Honestly, for the $15 I paid here on newegg for this mouse, it has been fantastic. I travel for work a lot, and like to game when I'm in the hotel at night on my laptop. I wanted a cheap alternative to my Logtiech G9X I use with my desktop which I love dearly. This mouse does it all for me: +Feels solid to me (don't know what the other reviews are talking about with saying it feels cheap) +It has lasted me 2 years of being thrown around in a large briefcase with many other loose items, nothing has broken on it +very good battery life, infact almost 1 whole year on 2 AAAs with every day use +click effort is perfect, and makes a nice quality click feel and noise +scroll wheel feels great, it takes just the right amount of effort to click and scrolls have a nice thick feeling, not loose or rickety feeling. +the tracking is simply spot on, it tracks just as good as my G9X does, and I like the adjustable DPI button on the mouse which is located in an area where you can't accidently press it +rubber texture feels nice and prevents slippage after eating greasy snacks while using it +wireless dongle is small and fits inside the mouse for traveling
Cons: While the mouse has a solid feel to it, it does have some downfalls: -side buttons are EXTREMELY easy to press and often are pressed without the intent of pressing them. Most of the time, this is not a problem because of the location of the side buttons, but if you hold the mouse in a slightly awkward position, you'll find yourself browing back and forward in webpages when you did not want to. -the usb dongle which fits inside the mouse for traveling can sometimes become stuck inside the mouse and require more effort than I expected to remove it again.
Overall Review: I love this mouse, and I have actually ordered another for my work computer because it is quite comfortable to use for long periods of time.
Pros: I've had these in my rig for over a year, and I've never had a problem with GSKILL in the past. I prefer to buy all GSKILL products for my ram now, and have it in many computers because of my lack of problems with it. I usually prefer my computers to just work, not give me any trouble.
Cons: None, works flawlessly and is quite fast.