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Most Favorable Review

Excellent Except the Glaring Cost-Cutting Flaws

SteelSeries 64225 6Gv2 Keyboard
SteelSeries 64225 6Gv2 Keyboard

Pros: "Built like a tank" is one feature every Mechanical Keyboard Manufacturer Promises you. Very few can hold that claim. This is my fifth Cherry Switch Keyboard and can tell you they are not all built the same. The 6Gv2 actually lives up to the claim. It is built to last. Finally a Mechanical that lives up to the Manufacturer Hype. * Cherry MX BLack Switches. Everyone has a different preference, but honestly say they are the best for gaming. Red's are far too sensitive, Brown's travel distance seem a bit too long, and Blue's are just noise makers. * Amazing Chassis Quality. Made to get your money's worth. * Fairly Long Cord. * Heavy-Stays where you place it. * Attachable Cable. I can't tell you how many Mechanicals are flawed with a detachable one. That Long Key Life is only as good as the keyboard works. Broken Mini-USB Connector=Expensive Noise Making Paperweight. (Search RK-9000BL if interested).

Cons: The Key Print does Fade. Some try downplaying the Fading or pretend it doesn't happen, but it does. This is caused by one of the glaring cost-cutting flaws. Steelseries could easily knock ten dollars off the price for a non-Print version, if you don't look at your keys while gaming. No use paying for features you don't need. - Cheap KeyCaps. This is what cause the Markings to Fade. Easily tell it was a cost cutting "design." - The PS/2 Connector is nothing special. They put in zero effort to make it unique. Bet you already have a few laying around the house-and they look exactly the same. - Wish the Arch down the Middle had rubber feet on it. - Neither the USB nor the PS/2 connector is Gold Platted-unlike the 7G or the Merc Stealth. Another Cost cutting design. - Non Braided Cable. Thought this was the Defacto standard in Mechanical Keyboards. -Oversize Enter Key. Makes the Right Shift unbearbly small. A pain when typing reports.

Overall Review: All these "Used-Car Salesmen" on here are getting incredibly annoying. Telling us to "Buy buy BUY" or "Add to your cart NOW" without any good reasons why makes it sound like a bad Commerical. That does absolutely nothing for a Review. Least tell us why you think it's good. And not just a "It's Great!" Tony the Tiger Cereal ad.

Most Critical Review

Sub-Par Mechanical

Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard CherryMX Black Switch USB + Wrist Rest
Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger Mechanical Gaming Keyboard CherryMX Black Switch USB + Wrist Rest

Pros: If this is your first Mechanical Keyboard you will absolutely enjoy it. The Keyboard uses Cherry MX-Black Switches -which give a tacticle feel- while still having low-profile keys. So the transition from a membrane to this Keyboard is absolutely seamingless. The Keys all have a rubber-coatead finish to them, and the keyboard itself is coated in even a softer material. The Back Lighting covers the whole typing area perfectly and there is even an option for the logo to Pulse. You can detach the USB cable and plug it in as many times as you want. The Connector feels study enough where you don't have to worry about it pushing inwards. It has the bare basic anti-ghosting feature and covers across all keys. Also the wrist rest is very comfortable and supports your entire wrist.

Cons: I have been using th is mechanical for almost 4 weeks now and can confidently tell you it is sub-par at best. You are basically paying extra for the Back-lighting. The Keys - while being Cherry MX Blacks -do not feel exactly like them at all (Good if you are transitioning to mechanicals, but bad if you're used to them). These feel like a semi-membrane while offering some resistance. The Keys are low-profiled into the keyboard so that has something to do with it. I use the Mech 5 on my gaming rig and previously owned the RK-9000BL. Now those are how Cherry MX Black Switches are supposed to feel and not semi-squishy like this. The Macro Software is nothing you haven't seen before and nothing that sets it out either. Nice Interface, but somewhat outdated when setting macros. The Anti-ghosting is about the bare basic requirement for USB, but there are many others out there that support 12 times that amount. Surprisingly this keyboard is actually kind of light compared to other Mechanicals. And the USB Cable is fairly short. I had to use an USB extender cable so it would stop unplugged out of the mini-USB connector.

Overall Review: I wish Newegg would set their standards higher for Reviews. Reviews are meant for one's experience with the product and not to show off insecurities. If you don't like the product then good - tell us why. If you like the product then great - tell us why. But these half-attempted reviews need to go. Telling us something is "Great" without any good reasons why (Something that should be easy to do for a "Great" rating) is like buying into something based off a Twatter post. Absolutely Ridiculous. Maybe they should change one of their packaging mottos to, "(Some) Buyers are our Experts."

How can you know if the drive is "Great" if you don't even own it?

G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile 0G02420 500GB USB 3.0 Silver Portable Hard Drive
G-Technology G-DRIVE mobile 0G02420 500GB USB 3.0 Silver Portable Hard Drive

Pros: I am putting this review in to correct review misuse and clear up some misconceptions. This external hard drive uses a "proprietary" USB 3.0 cable that powers and transfers data on this drive. You cannot plug just a standard USB 3.0 cable and expect it to work. One side needs to be plugged in for the data connection and the other for the power. The good news is that these A connectors usually form a snug fit. You can find replacements of these, but almost none transfer truly at 3.0 speeds. The current market is just not demanding enough. The Casing of the hard drive is very nice and solid. It actually does live up to the advertising potential. You can even watch videos to see how well it's made. The form factor is about your average laptop hard drive size. Add an inch on every side. The drive fits nicely in laptop bags, but expands slightly outward. Would not recommend carrying it in your pocket or purse. Transfer speeds are on par with USB 3.0. Not the fastest external, but noticeable enough. The overall speeds will mostly depend on what you're transferring and backing up.

Cons: There is nothing more aggravating than seeing Neweggers post reviews for products they do not even own. It is even worse seeing them spread misinformation to make up for their lack of tech knowledge and insecurities. First off, your standard USB 3.0 cables are no where "thicker" than your USB 2.0. They are actually about the same size. This cable is thicker because it has to transfer both data and power, and also uses an 'A' connector too. They make them thick to prevent any bends or crimps in the original cable. Purchase any USB 3.0 peripheral and you'll find the cable is about the same on par of your 2.0 (the end-connectors are slightly larger). You can order a replacement cable, but it will not be an exact copy. It will be a Y-cable instead. Y-cables are much more convenient and tend to be longer, but have yet to reach exact 3.0 speeds. So be informed at what you are buying ahead of time. The speeds are greater than 2.0, but not the faster 2.0. G definitely took some shortcuts with the hard drive speeds. 500 GB is sufficient enough for general backups, and absolutely perfect for Timemachine. Don't use this drive to constantly play movies off of because you'll burn it up in no time.

Overall Review: It is a good drive at the end of the day and sufficient for most uses. But don't post reviews to make up for your insecurities. It just makes your actual tech knowledge look like an one, or even a "generous" two.

Better FPS Mice On The Market

Corsair Vengeance M60  Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Performance, FPS Gaming Mouse
Corsair Vengeance M60 Black 8 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 5700 dpi Performance, FPS Gaming Mouse

Pros: The Build Quality on the M60 is amazing. The whole Body is made of Aluminum. It has a very nice weight to it right out the box, you can also take more out if you want. The click depression is nothing short of incredible. You'll never find yourslef double clicking accidently again. The two side buttons are easy to reach and won't affect your control of the mouse. The Cord is braided and will have no problems reaching your PC-even if your Super Tower is on the far side of your desk. The skates, "mouse feet," are really nice. They support the whole body of the mouse and not just the sides - (A Common Cost cutting "design" on alot of gaming mice).

Cons: You Better Think twice if you are purchasing for the "Sniper" Button. That advertising gimmerick is a joke. That button will cause you to lose control of your mouse than anything else out there, including getting your cord caught on the back of your desk. I have large hands and even I find it poorly thoughtout. The Software is some of the worst I've seen, and I have seen a lot. Certain options will make the mouse entirely unusable and will require a second mouse to re-set it back to default settings. Very annoying and cumbersome at this price range. Also find that None of the macros work on the two side buttons in Software Mode. Everything has to be "burned" in under Hardware Mode. Even simple Key presses like "8" or "0" This mouse has also disconnected on me a few times during matches, but only when the Software is installed. Plugged in my original gaming mice and they never encounter that problem.

Overall Review: As for those who claim this mouse is worth full price, I honestly question their thinking. As a Profession Gamer, the whole point of gaming peripherals are to make your gaming experience more reliable and fluid. Not annoyed and fustrated. The M60 is lacking a lot to be claimed as a "professional" FPS mouse. The Build Quality is nice to marvel at, but the functionality is less than desireable. If you're still interested wait till it goes on sale before you pick it up ($35 and under make these short comings negligible), or wait till a version 2 is released.

5$ Mouse Pad Lasts Longer Than This

RAZER Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat
RAZER Vespula Dual-Sided Gaming Mouse Mat

Pros: Worked well for seven months. Both sides offered a distinct advantage for a short time. Gives the impression you're getting a 30 dollars worth mouse pad. The Speed side was very good. Made almost any mouse glide like a dream. *Includes a wrist rest. More useful than the pad itself. *Reaks of gamer cred. Removes all doubt if anyone questions your gamingology. *R@zer Fanatic Membership. (Oh Yeah! You know you're special then).

Cons: I Paid 30 dollars for this mouse pad and only got 5 out of it. My basic gaming mouse pad lasted a heck longer than this at only a fourth of the price. Talk about a joke. -Both Sides are shortlived. The Speed Side only lasted 3 months before it was unusable and the Control side only 4 before retiring it. The Speed side wears out making your sensor entirely unreliable. The Control side will absolutely demolish your mouse feet. I'm sure you won't mind finding replacements for your 60+ mouse. (You'll be amazed at how many manufactures don't offer custom fittings for them). -Entirely too small. I found myself forced to play with outrageously high dpi settings. Good for RTS's, bad for FPS. -Over Priced by a long shot. Paying extra for that wrist rest-which is the only thing of lasting quality. They could easily sell the mouse pad separately for 10 bucks less.

Overall Review: Someone said, "It's high quality" and will "last forever." Well, they were right about that. I find this mouse pad makes for the best Cheese Graider ever, since the speed side is worthless by now. Figured why grind away your expensive mouse when you could use it for something more useful? I invested over 200+ hours gaming on this "tablemat" and can tell you the quality is not there for a variety of reasons.

Vastly Overpriced

Rosewill RIKA-12001 6 Keycaps and Keycap Puller for Mechanical Keyboards with Cherry MX Switches
Rosewill RIKA-12001 6 Keycaps and Keycap Puller for Mechanical Keyboards with Cherry MX Switches

Pros: A basic Keycap Puller for Mechanical Keyboards. Nothing special and no frills. It worked reasonably well on my Rosewill RK-9000BL. Pop the keys off and put them back on. Also comes with a few additional Keys too. * Cheap (literally). * Basic Quality. Plastic Key cap puller. * A few replacement keys if you want a different color or if your original keys fadded. * The manufacturer package, more like a small bag, barely weighs a thing. Should get it with next to no shipping.

Cons: I can't believe it's not included with their mechanical keyboards. The one I'm using now, from another manufacturer of course, came with these things for free. Plus the Keycap puller is of much better quality. The Ring of that puller is coated with rubber so it puts this one to shame. Also the key caps are the same ones on the keyboard. The replacement keys here don't have the same quality as your original keys. They feel almost cheaper. * Very cheaply made. The Quality is not what you expect. Most manufacturers will thrown this in with their keyboards for free. * The Keycap replacements feel cheap. Don't even know if they are laser etched or not. Regardless they aren't made of your original key material. * The spare keys have no special texture to them. You won't feel any perks to using them unless you look down while typing. *The Keycap Puller loses its grip over time. The Cheap plastic will stretch as you pull up non-standard keys.

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Incredible Service

Incredible Seller that goes above and beyond to make sure you are satisfied with your purchase. I had an issue with a product and needed to take advantage of the manufacture warranty. It was beyond the Newegg return date, but still had a year warranty. I contacted the manufacturer five times over the period of one month. The manufacture wouldn't even respond back to my claim, much less receive any response at all. Was about to throw the mouse out until I remembered the seller. I contacted this seller and not only did they cover the manufacturer's slack, but also their warranty too. Talk about Customer Service.

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Would Purchase from Again

I was very impressed with this seller. My first time buying something from the newegg marketplace, didn't know it was sold by a third party at first, and was debating on canceling it. However, the product arrived a lot sooner than expected and in describe condition. Would highly recommend them again.

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