pretty good, love the colors, DON'T TRUST THE REBATE10/21/2017 11:55:05 PM

Pros: plug in and go mostly, but software installation was required. i like the colors at first. fast, easy, klicky cherry blue :) solid/heavy unit on the desk.

Cons: I didn't think the short instructions were very good. i tried to dig more online and then with the software to figure out how to work the keyboard profiles. i'd set and then they would get lost somehow. software backup & recovery of profiles wasn't straight forward and working well. it's not as brainless and easy as it should be. i think the software needs some work. it's not fun/easy to get funky with these. About a year now... finally remembered to follow up... no rebate! . I'm going to dock them another star. I don't like mfgrs that put you through all the hassle and work of submitting rebates to void your return potential and then don't follow up and send you your rebates. DON'T TRUST THE REBATE! I'm not overly happy with the thought of keeping these functional through dirt/objects/spills or whatever. I'm not sure how to keep these clean or what to do if i spill liquid down in them. My first mechanical cherry blue had issues in one key and I had to ponder how much effort and potential risk it would take to un-soder and replace a switch if needed. It eventually dried out and got functional though. the ergonomics are fine. i have 3 of these now and they are generally comfy on hands that just can't type hardly anymore. i fight hand issues a lot, so i'm very sensitive to keyboards and the mechanichal keys are great. i couldn't figure out at first why my handers were getting so fatigued so much working on these, after a year, still something of an issue. they aren't as lightweight a keyboard as I've hoped. the key height seems to be just a touch high and an issue. minor annoyance: the cords don't stay firm in the cord channel underneath the keyboards. if you lift keyboard, the cord falls out and you have to re-channel the cord to lay it back down.

Overall Review: Good keyboard overall. I actually bought a second one. Maybe I try DAS next time though.

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Good enough10/15/2016 11:02:48 AM

Pros: Brushed black aluminum chassis is very pleasing. Works, tested 2 devices on all ports, one 3.0, one 2.0, no issues. Blue LEDs light up ports that are active.

Cons: Note: "HUB is not a Charger, Data transfer Only"- I could swear that was not part of the description posted online when I purchased this and I wasn't aware of that important detail until noticing it as part of my receipt. I consider this a short coming for a more expensive, powered unit I hoped would have that convenience. Restrictive return policy/timeline. It ships from China and so takes some time to get here. I've only had it a very short while (< 2 weeks)... just getting to it now.. but it's already non-returnable??? USB cable seems just a touch short @ approx 2.5 feet. The actual hub is a bit bigger/bulkier than hoped for. Seems like it could/should be smaller. Definitely not a travel hub. Pay attention to the combined plug/transformer at the end of the power cord. It's bulky and is designed just about right to block about 3 power plugs on some surge strips, depending on which why they face. I hate when manufacturers take up outlet real estate the plug. Obviously, if you need an external HUB, it likely means you have a lot of devices and extra need for plugs. I ended up having to use an extra 1' power extension cord to plug it in to my surge strip, but that leads to additional unwanted cord clutter.

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Good little card.9/26/2016 11:46:24 AM

Pros: Saved me from not having enough USB 3.0/2.0/1.1 connections. Has internal power and includes some power adapter cords. Plugged into PCIe slot and tested every port with webcam and a USB 3.0 memory stick, no issues. Driver CD comes with it but not needed for Windows 10. Every port the same and every port backwards compatible.

Cons: None.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
6/25/2014 1:43:52 AM

Pros: somewhat small, lightweight, comes with cables, led tells you current charge. leds indicate current charge is nice.

Cons: have to press button. Mostly typical chinese junk--long on hype but shot on delivery, lightweight-light duty, long recharge time, drained fast, i got only about 15% recharge on samsung s5 out of it while actively using my s5, so better to just buy an extra battery vs this darn thing. On the other hand, full re-charge to my sansa fuze while using so if lightweight duty and you want cheap on sale, then maybe okay. if you need heavy duty backup or recharge, look elsewhere.

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Works as expected3/13/2013 10:06:33 PM

Pros: Bought 2, dropped each into my 2 Panasonic cameras, seems to work as expected, no issues.

Cons: None.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
LED works, charging does not3/13/2013 10:04:51 PM

Pros: About what you'd expect. Dual USB ports. LED power indicator.

Cons: LED lights up, so I can tell when it connects fine in the 12V socket of my car. It doesn't recharge my Samsung smart phone at all. .5 A, wondering if it's a power requirements issue, a cable issue (cable I have works everywhere else though) or a DOA. Not like these things are super complicated to mfg and test out before packaging I wouldn't think.

Overall Review: Maybe I'll get this figured out yet, but right now, this thing is a non-starter. A plug-in USB charger should be a brainless product, and I'm only out about $3-4 or so, but I certainly wouldn't have wasted my time and money on a non-working product. Not worth the time and money and gas to try to package and RMA it.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Pretty good7/25/2012 10:24:05 PM

Pros: Nice looks, good comfortable fit, good Sennheiser sound. Sharp, attractive.

Cons: Reviews I had read prior to purchase were right... the wires are noisy. You can hear every thump against them and every movement they make. Tonight I could even hear the wind blowing against them too--just too much external noise for movement or outside use. Volume slider implies resistance which diminishes the volume output from your mp3 player. No clip to keep wires in place (I'll find and add one as I've done in the past).

Overall Review: I've had 2 prior pairs of Sennheisers prior to this... and I think the sound on these are good, but not as good as the prior 2, one even a sport. Sound is ever so slightly more diffused or muddy, but this is still very good and beats out every other cheaper (well, in construction anyways) pair of earbuds I have tried. Given that I'd rather have something optimal with clean listening rather than the external noise issue though, I'm already starting to search for another new pair of earbuds even though I've only used these twice so far. sorry I bought 2 pair given good sale price. Good but they don't do as well for most activities I want to use earbuds for.

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Excellent case7/25/2012 10:13:07 PM

Pros: Excellent case, good build, like the blue, quiet, good paint, cool, excellent ventillation, easy to work with.

Cons: Wished there were in general a more universal connection standard for case fans/sensors/controls and mobo connections.

Overall Review: I don't usually give 5 stars on anything, but I really love this case. Some wires/connections were a tight reach, but that's the only negative I can think of. I've owned this case for 3+ years now and every time I look at it and the cool blue lighting and don't hear the whisper quiet fans and view into the plastic panel to see 'my baby' that I built, I just love this case. This case rings asthetics with good appearance and a heavy black paint that doesn't seem to get beat up and cheapened over time (though I don't give my case much abuse). I lost a prior mobo due to overheating in a cheap case with poor ventilation and there are zero problems with this Antec case with the big fans and strong ventilation. I'm hoping this same model remains available when I'm read to build a replacement in the near future. I don't think you can go wrong with this case for a build and I'm not sure how much it can be improved.

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Resonably good choice, with many issues1/3/2009 2:47:54 PM

Pros: I shopped cases quite a bit trying to find something that looked to be of quality build with good ventilation, esp since my last mobo gave up from heat issues. I really like this case--the exterior construction is nice, the ventilation seems just exceptional, it's very quiet and I enjoy the blue LED lighting built into the fans.

Cons: There are some quality issues here... first I find a notice of defects in the fans included with some units but KUDOS to Antec for supplying set of extra fans to pre-empt that. WORST was the fan connectors--they bent apart/crumpled/pushed out all the time trying to get conn to power. I wish this case had a slideable mobo tray like my prior one did. I didn't like the placement of the large fan at the top nor having a non-flat top because I put things on the top of my pc. Seemed any liquids that might spill in from the top would really cause problems. This case does NOT include a pc speaker... something I just expected... nice to have these given mobo audio diagnostics at times. The power cable that connects the power switch to the mobo is about 4" too short... I was able to stretch tight to make it work, just barely. Fan speeds are all manually set by switches & they cannot be plugged in for mobo control. Mounting metal plate for power supply gouged my new ps pretty bad.

Overall Review: Recent Build has worked out great! (1) Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P (2) Intel E8500 Core 2 Duo 3.16Ghz (3) Asus EN9800GT GeForce 9800GT 512MB (4) Corsair Dominator 2x2GB SDRAM DDR2 1066 (5) 2xWestern Digital SE16 640GB SATA (6) Antec 900 Mid Tower Case (7) Silverstone Element ST60EF 600W ATX 12V/EPS12 80 Plus Bronze (8) MS Windows Vista64 bit for now, Mandriva or other Linux distro to come...

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Worked well!1/3/2009 2:29:52 PM

Pros: Memory "just worked" as hoped without issue, fast speed, reasonable cost (with rebate), fins to dissipate heat, extra cooling fans/vents. I had to make some guesses on memory given tested memory models documented to work for my new MOBO and memory in stock and prices on newegg, but it worked out.

Cons: My system with almost 5 fans in the case was nice and quiet but is now very NOISY on boot due to the CPU fans provided with this memory. The clasp-on fans are noisy in the case at startup though they die down about 10 seconds after power up. Also, the clasps for the fan slide off from the memory clasps on the mobo all the time when you are working in the case adjusting any wiring--something of an annoyance. I guess it was nice to get a fan though--I was somewhat worried about overheating with my recent build. I was sweating bullets with the mobo/memory match up ordering from newegg due to time issues... newegg does not give hardward advice and only gives a 7 day return policy. It took UPS 5+ days to ship, so I only had one marathon night to get system installed and running from scratch. If there was any issue... i expected to be with mobo/memory matchup and 1 day to install and work through issues is way too restrictive a timeframe.

Overall Review: Recent Build has worked out great! (1) Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P (2) Intel E8500 Core 2 Duo 3.16Ghz (3) Asus EN9800GT GeForce 9800GT 512MB (4) Corsair Dominator 2x2GB SDRAM DDR2 1066 (5) 2xWestern Digital SE16 640GB SATA (6) Antec 900 Mid Tower Case (7) Silverstone Element ST60EF 600W ATX 12V/EPS12 80 Plus Bronze (8) MS Windows Vista64 bit for now, Mandriva or other Linux distro to come... Still waiting for 3-4 rebate checks after 2 months now.... :(

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Good card1/3/2009 2:18:01 PM

Pros: I settled on the 9800GT cards after doing quite a bit of reading and trying to find the best 'bang for the buck' within reason. Package is pretty basic but with rebate I got at the time I got a pretty good deal overall I think. No issues with card at all and performance has been great! Played some games but nothing high-end yet though. Graphics have been really nice on my Samsung 24".

Cons: None I can think of right now.

Overall Review: Recent Build has worked out great! (1) Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P (2) Intel E8500 Core 2 Duo 3.16Ghz (3) Asus EN9800GT GeForce 9800GT 512MB (4) Corsair Dominator 2x2GB SDRAM DDR2 1066 (5) 2xWestern Digital SE16 640GB SATA (6) Antec 900 Mid Tower Case (7) Silverstone Element ST60EF 600W ATX 12V/EPS12 80 Plus Bronze (8) MS Windows Vista64 bit for now, Mandriva or other Linux distro to come... Still waiting for 3-4 rebate checks after 2 months now.... :(

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Nice choice :)1/3/2009 2:09:59 PM

Pros: Nice attractive unit, seemed like quality build, energy savings, worked out of box with no issues, fan is very quiet, cables were wrapped in black and long enough with enough connectors to reach everything I needed.

Cons: Not modular, so lots of extra cables to deal with (build was getting expensive, so I opted to save $50.00 on this tradeoff in order to get a rebate). I thought this was documented as having a 12v 8x connector but it only has a 2x4. Also, as documented by others, plastic connectors on this didn't match documentation or motherboard well--it took some time to come to an educated guess. I managed to guess right though and not fry anything.

Overall Review: Recent Build has worked out great! (1) Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P (2) Intel E8500 Core 2 Duo 3.16Ghz (3) Asus EN9800GT GeForce 9800GT 512MB (4) Corsair Dominator 2x2GB SDRAM DDR2 1066 (5) 2xWestern Digital SE16 640GB SATA (6) Antec 900 Mid Tower Case (7) Silverstone Element ST60EF 600W ATX 12V/EPS12 80 Plus Bronze (8) MS Windows Vista64 bit for now, Mandriva or other Linux distro to come... Still waiting for rebate checks after 2 months now... :(

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
They cut corners1/3/2009 1:59:37 PM

Pros: Good padding, nice color, no zippers to scratch laptop case. laptop easy-in and out.

Cons: As irks me frequently with made-in-China products, they cut corners and materials. My 13.25" long laptop doesn't fit well in this "14.1"" case and so the lip bulges out all the time--a constant annoyance. So in order for them to save a few pennies in materials, I get to live with it forever now. Watch cost including postage... a bit unreasonable.

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Verified Owner
Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Nice Mobo :)1/3/2009 1:52:43 PM

Pros: Worked very well out of box, lots of USB 2.0 ports, plenty of SATA and ATA ports, very stable, on-board RAID, Gigabyte support was reasonably prompt and helpful. MS Windows Vista 64 installed fine. Excellent and hassle-free board overall after 2 months.

Cons: BIOS did not recognize E8500 and set clock speed and bus settings correctly, but a quick optimize settings and it found them. Issue with Gigabyte's overclock/monitoring utility--Vista 64bit always requires UAC permissions to start it up on boot. There was no workaround I could find and tech support offered no solution so ended up uninstalling it. I wish many of the cable connectors were located on the side of the board rather than the bottom (esp the audio connector)--stretching many of these cables across the board sometimes required cable rework.

Overall Review: Recent Build has worked out great! (1) Gigabyte GA-EP45-UD3P (2) Intel E8500 Core 2 Duo 3.16Ghz (3) Asus EN9800GT GeForce 9800GT 512MB (4) Corsair Dominator 2x2GB SDRAM DDR2 1066 (5) 2xWestern Digital SE16 640GB SATA (6) Antec 900 Mid Tower Case (7) Silverstone Element ST60EF 600W ATX 12V/EPS12 80 Plus Bronze (8) MS Windows Vista64 bit for now, Mandriva or other Linux distro to come...

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