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Christopher C.

Christopher C.

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Most Favorable Review

Best of the ones I've tried!

TRITTON AX Pro Dolby Digital 5.1 True Surround Sound Headset With 8 Precision Speakers – XBOX/PS3/PC
TRITTON AX Pro Dolby Digital 5.1 True Surround Sound Headset With 8 Precision Speakers – XBOX/PS3/PC

Pros: Great sound! The highs are great and the bass is low and smooth. I don't know what the PREVIOUS REVIEWER is talking about when he says that headsets from Wål-mart sound just as good. I am aware that drügs can affect hearing-- just a thought. For me they sound fantastic. I really was concerned when I read some contrary reviews, however they were far from disappointing when I tried them out. Actually, I was very impressed. The AXPro is durable (if you handle it properly) and comfortable. I like the styling and the sturdiness of it. It distributes the weight around your ear very well and is well balanced. The audio controller is backlit! That means you can game in the dark and manage your volumes. I thought it was a nice touch. Mic is removable. While some people have issues with it, I haven't had a problem. I take the mic on and off several time a day depending on what I'm doing. I'm pretty careful with it, like I am with all my electronics.

Cons: Well, nothing is perfect... these things didn't deter me from buying it. Two power bricks! I would have like to see them make it use just one power brick and connect through the Dolby Digital converter box. Also a power switch for the headset would have been nice. I just unplug the power adapter from the headset but an integrated switch would have been better, imho. Easier to change out the pads. The earphone pads and the headband cushion are changeable. The ear pads are not that hard to change but the headband pad was difficult and I almost ruined the pad. There's not real instructions on how to change it... Those plastic tabs only open one way and it takes quite a bit of force to remove the pads. No additional colors for the lit logo on the cans. The TT logo is in orange and the plates come off the cans but there isn't any to change them out with... Even if I could change the color, I'd be happy. Not a real con but definitely something I'd like to see changed.

Overall Review: I knew about the cons beforehand, so no big deal. I tried several different models, A40's, Ear Force PX1's, Gamecom 777's amongst several others... the Tritton AXPro's had the best sound and comfort. While the AXPro's have a few design issues, overall sound and comfort were the two biggest things in my criteria for gaming headset for my PS3. I'm glad I bought these and really think that many issues people have with sound are just audio n00bs. Also, customer service from Tritton (USA) is awesome. I called when I couldn't figure out how to switch out the headpad and the person on the phone explained to me patiently, and in detail how to do it. I was impressed. When I expressed concern about breaking it, she told me that they'd send me out a new one for free it it came to that. Overall, this is the *best* True 5.1 Surround headset you can buy right now. Start with the factory settings and slowly tweak the from there... I have my surround delay up 4 clicks and I'm

Most Critical Review

It's bluetooth 2.1 capable!

Logitech H600 Supra-aural Headset
Logitech H600 Supra-aural Headset

Pros: Lightweight and foldable. Great as a backup bluetooth headset. Great battery life.

Cons: Sounds soft. Easily lost nano receiver (dongle). Only BT 2.1 compatible, so mic is useless if the dongle is lost.

Overall Review: To pair these in bluetooth mode, hold the mute and volume up button at the same time to pair just like any other bluetooth headset. VOIP (mic) will not work paired in bluetooth mode without the nano receiver, it only works with the dongle which I believe has RF as well as BT.

Sure beats wireless!

ZyXEL PLA407 HomePlug AV 200 Mbps Powerline Wall-Plug Adapter (Starter Kit - 2 Units)
ZyXEL PLA407 HomePlug AV 200 Mbps Powerline Wall-Plug Adapter (Starter Kit - 2 Units)

Pros: Works fast enough so that I get to use 100% (20mbit down/5mbit up) of my cable internet speed. Seems stable and the passthrough outlet does a good job of filtering noise. Doesn't add any lag in my ping, it's still about 14ms, nor does it add any jitter like my old D-link model did. Seems to be well-built and sturdy. The sale price was half of what they usually go for. ZyXEL is a solid brand. Getting it up and going was easy, I didn't even install the software, just plug them both in, plug in the cable from my router, and the cable from the second unit to my computer and it instantly connected, no problems, all green LED's! Took less than 2-mins to install.

Cons: Hard to find a con for something that works really well but the only thing that I can come up with is I wish they were a bit smaller but you can't have everything.

Overall Review: I haven't tried to use the encryption, however I live in a private residence, so it's not needed but it's good to know that it's there *if* I wanted it. My wireless router is downstairs and across the house because we have a voip phone hooked up, and even with N, my wireless was sketchy and loss about 25% of the speed. This kit fixed that issue and doesn't drop the connection when someone uses a microwave. I hooked the powerline adapters directly to my cable modem, therefore bypassing my wireless router. The wiring in my house is old (mid 1970's) but that hasn't seemed to affect the signal at all. Was worried the units wouldn't work because my home office is in a different branch circuit than the modem but the newer PowerPacket technology works really well.

Works great with my OS X 10.6.8 MacBook!

LG USB 2.0 External CD/DVD Drive Model GE24LU20 LightScribe Support
LG USB 2.0 External CD/DVD Drive Model GE24LU20 LightScribe Support

Pros: Quite operation, burns and reads fast, looks pretty. Nice large, thick, and soft, rubber feet keep it stable. Internal vibration dampening system. Overall build quality seems sturdy. Very long AC adapter cord. No annoying superbright LED, it's small and green and won't kill your night-vision.

Cons: A little larger (longer) than I thought it was going to be. After you peel off the protective plastic film, you realize it's got a very shiny black plastic piano finish that covers the top, front and back (where the plugs are), that attracts fingerprints and scratches. Windows only software. Ugly wall-wart AC adapter. Wish it was one like a laptop power adapter, so plugging it in wouldn't take up so much space on the surge protector. Doesn't look like the drive itself is replaceable. So if the drive dies, the enclosure is useless. But I'm not going to take it apart and check it out to confirm this, until that happens. **These are barely cons, considering almost all wall-powered DVD burners have the same general issues, and come with the same type of Windows-centric software.**

Overall Review: Use one of those eye glasses type cleaning cloths to wipe it down so it doesn't scratch. Also, if you're using a Mac, go to MacUpdate, and look for the LaCie Lightscribe app, it's free and is probably all you'll ever need to LightScribe your disks with, full-featured and easy to use. Don't worry, you don't actually *need* a LaCie burner to use their branded software. Don't use a USB cable longer than the one supplied, or without the noise filter. You may get I/O errors, which is typical for sensitive USB peripherals. The drive identifies as: HL-DT-ST (Hitachi-LG DaTa STorage) DVDRAM GE24LU20 with 2048MB of Cache. Works fabulous and I'm very happy with it.

12/12/2011

It's fast enough for me.

Transcend 4GB Secure Digital high-Capacity(SDHC) Class 6 Flash card Model TS4GSDHC6
Transcend 4GB Secure Digital high-Capacity(SDHC) Class 6 Flash card Model TS4GSDHC6

Pros: Sturdy, cheap, fast enough for my 10.1MP Nikon D3000 dSLR, with Large JPEG Fine or NEf RAW/JPEG Basic (Large) in burst mode (with noise reduction & ADR off) until the card fills up. Just as fast as my Sandisk Ultra II 2GB, and Sandisk Extreme III 2GB cards that are 3 years old and I paid A LOT of money for those back then.

Cons: Doesn't have a cool looking foil label like my Sandisk cards. It's blue instead of black (my favorite color) but without the foil label, the ninjas are less likely to notice me. As for Zombies, werewolves and vampires, no discernible difference.

Overall Review: Got this with free shipping for less than $12 for a Class 6 and 4GB and to be honest, I can't really complain.

These are great!

SONY DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller
SONY DUALSHOCK 3 Wireless Controller

Pros: * Cheap * Sturdy * Works Great * Better battery than the first revision of the DS3 * It's made by Sony for your PS3

Cons: Difficult to change batteries.

Overall Review: The controller opens with a simple small Philips screwdriver. The batteries for these are easily found online. Once you open the controller, the battery is easily unplugged and swapped, no soldering required. Be careful when opening the controller, paying careful attention to the trigger buttons. Putting it back together is actually more difficult than taking them apart, seriously.