Date Joined: 11/23/04
Pros: Strong bluetooth. It will connect to my wife's phone in the house over 75 feet away. Great range of stations for the FM transmitter.
Cons: This is a functional on/off button away from 5 eggs. The on/off switch turns on the auto on/off. Sometimes, when fully charged and with the switch in the on position, it will simply not trigger the auto on. This sometimes lasts for days before it randomly turns on somewhere on the road. It also occasionally randomly turns off. I have also had it not turn off when I moved the switch to the off position. Maybe mine is just defective
Overall Review: The "I disconnected" beep is horrifically shrill.
Pros: Perfect hand fit, nice feel to the scroll wheel.
Cons: Sensor works great at first. Any surface. After a few months it wouldn't work on my black mouse pad, so I used a sheet of paper. A few months after that it would start tracking poorly until I "reset" it by putting it on the black mouse pad, then back to the paper and it would work fine for a while. Within a week it started to jiggle the cursor while the mouse was stationary. Cleaned the sensor and tried a new computer. It will work for a little while then either not move at all or jiggle the cursor. Could be some "auto-adjusting" feature failing rather than the sensor, but either way it is unusable.
Overall Review: It's jiggling right now so I cant click the "I have read..." box to submit this review. I think it has become self-aware. The machines are rising.
Pros: Good tracking, cheap
Cons: Started double clicking when I wasn't trying to double click. Worked fine for two days, started double clicking a little on the third day, and on the fourth day it was so bad that I couldn't use it for anything but web browsing.
Overall Review: Small. Extra buttons are positioned for finger rather than thumb/thumb&ring use; awkward for me.
Pros: Good fast memory, fan works great, fit perfectly.
Cons: I have had two of these guys fail. Well, half fail. One stick will start operating at half capacity (only recognized as 1GB, tested in two computers) and starts blocking booting if it is in the wrong slot or if anything is in the fourth slot. First time was after three weeks. RMA'd. This time it was 7 weeks. Finding out if I can RMA again.
Overall Review: AMD Phenom II X3 720, Foxconn A79A-S 790FX Motherboard, 6GB OCZ platinum (2X2 and 2X1), Vista 64 Home Pre.
Got my rebate (at least I think I did-the check didn't say what the rebate was for) but it did take a long time.
Pros: Moves a lot of air. A pair of these could replace your desk fan.
Cons: Loud--definitely not the 12 dB in the specs (manufacturer lists the same on their page but <28 on the package). Not overly loud for how much air it pushes. Frame is slightly bigger than some 80mm fans. Requires the long bolts for many mounting applications, but didn't include them.
Overall Review: It definitely moves a lot of air-I think more than the listed 32.4 cfm (or every other fan I own was over-rated). It is also definitely louder than 12 dB. May be good with a fan controller. It needs to be put on a vent with a lot of free airflow or it will be much louder from the air getting sucked through the vent holes. I had to cut some plastic tabs off of my case to fit it on since it is bigger than my previous 80mm fan.
Pros: Moves a lot of air, provides power, lots of connectors.
Cons: Super loud. I bought this unit for my old computer. With it across the romm and with the computer in full sleep mode, the power supply alone is louder than the new computer right next to me with all 6 of it's fans running. Unacceptible for a product advertised as "super-silent" and "Whisper-quiet". Do not buy. Period. Comma?
Pros: It's BIG! Unless you are trying to run a server, I can't imagine wanting something any bigger. Lots of space for dual video cards and a large power supply. The side fan is revesible and the light can be turned off. Very quiet. Front slots and fan are filtered to keep out dust.
Cons: Umm...It's BIG! You may have to get longer cables for some things, but mine were all fine. Very little in the way of instructions, but I was fine once I realized you had to take the front off to install drives. No firewire. (the eSATA is better though)
Overall Review: It's BIG! If you don't want a really huge case do not buy this one. If you want a case with lots of space, great features and a great big fan, buy it. Has a sticker on the front that says "e Serial ATA inside"--EXTERNAL sata INSIDE? What is that supposed to mean?
Pros: Makes it so you can use my computer on the big screen. This DVI-I dual-link male is what will plug into most video cards and allow you to output to an hdmi tv
Overall Review: Picture and description are now correct.
Pros: Fast, perfect burning.
Cons: Plextools (not included, but free download) doesn't work with vista x64. Included Roxio 9 works okay, but I miss plextools.
Overall Review: More of a really dark gray than black.
Pros: Easy install, works great.
Cons: MB and drivers are Vista compatible, but utilities are not, so no overclocking or temp monitor. Raid setup wants a floppy drive.
Overall Review: Not sure if the board's onboard audio is to blame but Oblivion occassionally makes weird noises (imagine the Transformers transfomation sound reproduced by scraping your nails on a chalkboard).