Halfway Decent10/25/2017 9:09:40 PM

Pros: For $20, it's not bad. Sound quality is alright and the overall build quality is solid. Cable looks pretty sturdy as well and the ear pads are spacious and comfy.

Cons: Main reason I'm only giving this a 3 is because the USB connector appears to only be for powering the blue LED lights on the sides. I guess I made a poor assumption that it had a USB sound card built into it, unless it's defective... but looking at the product details again it doesn't actually mention that it has its own audio device. When I looked at headsets about 5 years ago, all the ones that had a USB connector had built in sound cards.

Overall Review: Microphone quality seems to be just average. As the other reviewer mentioned, there seems to be no control for the blue lights. It has an in-line controller for the headset volume and to turn the mic on and off, but the light is always on. Only way to turn it off is to unplug the USB, which is fine because the lights are tacky anyway and the USB doesn't do anything else.

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Solid PS, extravagant packaging8/1/2017 6:51:33 PM

Pros: Always been a fan of Seasonic reliability. Had them in my last 3 computers and have yet to have any issues with them. The long warranties are also a plus, but haven't seen any issues like coil/capacitor whine or fan issues on these at all like some of my friends and I keep my machine on pretty much 24/7 unless I'm going to be out of the house for awhile. Also appreciate the lack of 'flare' that other PS manufacturers started putting in like LEDs and colored fans.

Cons: While the PS itself is all business, Seasonic's packaging seems to get more flashy every time I get one. I felt like I was opening a gift box for expensive liquor. Probably could have cut $5-10 off the price if they just went with regular cardboard packaging, but I guess everybody needs to feel special these days. ;)

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Issues with MX5182/15/2011 7:54:56 AM

Pros: Stays on my wood laminate desk surface just fine without sliding. Good size. Haven't noticed it being a sticky surface or anything.

Cons: My cursor jitters on this mouse pad very often with my MX518. I thought it was the mouse, but I tried using my older (and much dirtier) pad and the issue went away. Also tried with new MX518 out of the box and had the same issue. It's not terribly noticeable at low DPI but at 1800 (the highest setting for it), it is very obvious.

Overall Review: I would have given this a 5 if not for the jitter problem. I would be using my previous no name $2 mouse pad if the XTRAC wasn't much larger. So far it's the only benefit it's giving me. :|

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Below expectations6/13/2008 8:53:09 AM

Pros: Price for the space.

Cons: I'm not sure to what standard people are holding these drives to in terms of noise but I can hear these things grinding away all the time. They're not defective so the sound is normal. In my experience WD drives are quite loud in comparison to other brands such as Seagate. They also get quite hot.

Overall Review: If I hadn't seen so many good reviews I probably would've been less disappointed.

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5/14/2008 10:41:54 PM

Pros: Very quiet and seems to run at the same speed any WD or Seagate drive of equal/greater value would run at. I use this for a lab drive at school and it gets bumped around in my backpack and just generally slapped around more than a usual drive and still working fine.

Cons: No real gripes, although it seemed to have the same hardware conflict as a WD drive which a Seagate drive would overcome. Probably won't effect most users.

Overall Review: I needed an IDE drive for labs, otherwise I would've gotten a SATA.

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Expected Less5/14/2008 10:24:51 PM

Pros: The card performed much better than I thought it would, I purchased this just trying to get a budget-level card to replace my onboard video (which can't even play Warcraft 3) and was pleasantly surprised. The last budget card I got with an nVidia chipset (the FX5200) was a nightmare. Very quiet and runs pretty cool. Captures FRAPS just fine and dual-display works like a charm.

Cons: Really haven't had any problems with it thus far, although I never did get my rebate money.

Overall Review: At this point you may as well buy a 8800 GTS, which I believe they're selling for around $140, which is only a little more than I paid for this card several months ago.

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Highway decent5/14/2008 9:48:53 PM

Pros: It's a $30 .n standard card. Fairly cheap compared to the big names like Linksys and D-Link and actually seemed to get better reviews. I was expecting much worse for the price, last time I bought a card this cheap I got constantly dropped and couldn't use Netstumbler. I just used this card with a .g router so I can't say how well the 300 Mbps works but it seemed to do fine with my setup.

Cons: The wireless utility that comes with the card is rather clunky and the help file is pretty vague. There are a few options in there that I'm clueless about. I think others have stated that this card doesn't have driver support under Vista32, although I'm using XP 32. I went to the RALink website and downloaded the 2860 chipset driver and went with that just in case.

Overall Review: Overall I think it was a good buy. I got an .n card because a friend told me I might get better range even on .g networks, I'm not sure if the range is any better but my wireless connection seems to be a bit more stable than before.

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