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MICHAEL C.

MICHAEL C.

Joined on 03/31/07

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Most Favorable Review

Surprisingly Good for only a Few Dollars

3.5mm Mini Studio Speech Mic Microphone w/ Clip for PC Desktop Notebook
3.5mm Mini Studio Speech Mic Microphone w/ Clip for PC Desktop Notebook

Pros: Actually decent quality considering the price.

Cons: Some weird issues like recording a lot louder to one stereo channel when it's a single mic. This stopped if I changed settings for my audio device.

Overall Review: This only lasted less than a year before it just suddenly physically fell apart without warning. That being said, it was only a substitute for the time being and it was still a win with how long it lasted for only a few dollars.

Most Critical Review

Good Price for the Storage

WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBAAF0020HBK-NESN
WD My Book Essential 2TB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive WDBAAF0020HBK-NESN

Pros: This is a good amount of storage for the price. It is also nearly as fast as my current internal hard drive (although it is probably 5 years old or more and I'm sure current ones can be much faster) so I didn't notice a difference in read/write speed.

Cons: A few days after owning it for some reason, 60% of the time, when I plug in a USB device or turn on my webcam or open Cubase or any other random assortment of things, this drive will act like it has been disconnected from the USB port and eventually reconnects. It is annoying because I have all my music on the drive and when it happens the song I'm listening to skips like a bad CD and won't stop. If I go into disk management I can still access the drive this way for some reason, it just doesn't show up in my computer.

Overall Review: I would of given this 5 stars if it didn't have the disconnection issue I can't seem to figure out the cause of at this time. It used to keep doing this entirely at random for no apparent reason until I reinstalled it and so far it is much more stable but still the problem is ever present.

It's a Mouse

Verbatim Bravo 98106 Black 1 x Wheel Wired Optical Mouse
Verbatim Bravo 98106 Black 1 x Wheel Wired Optical Mouse

Overall Review: It reliably gets the job done. There's no bells and whistles like more expensive alternatives but I don't need nor want that.

Upgrade

Seagate Portable Hard Drive 2TB HDD - External Expansion for PC Windows PS4 & Xbox - USB 2.0 & 3.0 Black (STEA2000400)
Seagate Portable Hard Drive 2TB HDD - External Expansion for PC Windows PS4 & Xbox - USB 2.0 & 3.0 Black (STEA2000400)

Pros: Better than my last one of the same capacity and at a cheaper price.

Overall Review: This was a replacement for my last 2TB external that was old enough to start having hardware failure. This has even faster read/write speeds.

No Complaints

Gaming Headset, Wired Stereo Over Ear Headphones with Microphone(Black Blue)
Gaming Headset, Wired Stereo Over Ear Headphones with Microphone(Black Blue)

Pros: Works exactly like I expected without costing an arm and a leg.

Cons: The same day I first used it had issues in the same side as every other headset I've used when the wiring is failing, but for now it's fixed if I twist the plug in the adapter it came with that allows it be used on a PC. It's probably a given that headphones and headsets always have this issue within the first few months, so I think this is just the reality of such devices even if you buy one that costs $200. One other issue I noticed is that sometimes the microphone will pick up the audio output but stops if I change audio settings for several minutes. I assume this is because the input and output run through one wire and my audio device wasn't made with this in mind. It's only happened to me with this headset and is not a loudness issue.

Overall Review: I create sound effects and music, Being able to hear average output is a must. This delivers.

I Guess You Get What You Paid For

Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter, Costech Gold Plated Micro Dongle 33ft/10m Compatible with Windows 10,8.1/8,7, Vista, XP, 32/64 Bit for Desktop, Laptop, computers
Bluetooth 4.0 USB Adapter, Costech Gold Plated Micro Dongle 33ft/10m Compatible with Windows 10,8.1/8,7, Vista, XP, 32/64 Bit for Desktop, Laptop, computers

Pros: I only spent pocket change to buy it.

Cons: Too dysfunctional with Windows 10 to make using it worth bothering.

Overall Review: At least on Windows 10 it is unable to find its drivers. Trying to use third party fixes out there makes it briefly work, but it soon has problems being recognized where you have to repeat the third party process again. It seems unable to send audio but file transfer at least worked. It might work fine on other operating systems like Windows 7, but I don't have others to test