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Michael O.

Michael O.

Joined on 06/17/09

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Most Favorable Review

Eggcellent

Microsoft LifeCam Cinema,Webcam with built-in noise cancelling Microphone, Light Correction, USB Connectivity, for video calling on Microsoft Teams/Zoom, compatible with Windows 8/10/11/ Mac , Black
Microsoft LifeCam Cinema,Webcam with built-in noise cancelling Microphone, Light Correction, USB Connectivity, for video calling on Microsoft Teams/Zoom, compatible with Windows 8/10/11/ Mac , Black

Pros: Extremely crisp 720p video quality. I use this for skype and videos and this works incredibly. It is a widescreen shot too. I have never had issues using this webcam. I also have very good internet speed and a stable computer build (Specifically for gaming and video making) I have used this on other computers that were low end with low speed internet and this runs great. I read another review here about it not working? I beg to differ. I have used this camera for about a year now and I have never had any issues.

Cons: in the whole year I have used it, the only con I have is the stand. Can be a little tough to work with.

Overall Review: I am writing this review now because I was borrowing the one I owned before and was gotten one of these as my own for Christmas. When using Skype on this camera, it tends to stay a 4:3 instead of going 16:9 (basically square screen VS Widescreen) a pretty cool camera if you ask me. Better than most cameras I have seen. This is the best bang for your buck, I would trust this camera more than any other camera. I have had friends go out and buy 70$ webcams and they think they are getting good quality, but this camera has something theirs does not. True 720p crisp quality and extremely smooth framerates. It picks up lighting very well, if you do get low frames and its kind of sketchy, just change the exposure, its probably letting in a lot of light. The more light you make it take in, the lower the framerate, but I can run this and see everything very brightly with good exposure.

12/31/2012
Most Critical Review

Alright headphones

Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset
Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Connector Circumaural Dolby 7.1 Gaming Headset

Pros: Good quality, great bass to the headphones, pretty cool surround, its emulated of course (all headphones are) overall a good pair.

Cons: When i received mine, I had to adjust the headset valumes so i could hear evenly out the headphones, on top of that, my right headset picks up more valume than my left especially in bass which is a real flaw since it was a noticeable difference to me. The right ear also has a rattling noise at certain frequencies. I am pretty disappointed in that fact. I have not made time to request an RMA or anything for them which is very unfortunate for me because now I have almost wasted money for a quality product that was made improperly.

Overall Review: My friend and I both bought this headset and his works perfect in both ears and does not rattle, we realized this was not a mistake made by computer when we tried each others headset out on each others computer. Would been nice to get a replacement, would gladly pay the shipping charges for this headset is worth it if you get a properly built one. Docking 2 eggs for the imperfections given upon arrival. Going to also try for an RMA anyway if I can figure out how again.

Works well, but with kinks

Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown
Corsair Gaming K70 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown

Pros: -Colors seem pretty bright -Buttons work like they should -Individual lighting works well -The software allows you to do literally everything with your colors -Regular Corsair logo (not the new stamp) -Thick braided cord, i mean really thick.

Cons: -After corsair pushed out an update to allow true 16.8 Million colors, user have to face the fact that when enabling this mode the keyboard flickers noticeably when using color transitioning effects on keyboard. This is a major con to me as this is a huge reason why anyone would purchase this keyboard in RGB. Corsair has stated they will not be resolving this issue with the keyboard -The lights are set on the top half of the Cherry MX switches. This means the lights on the numbers that are on the same line where the backspace key is, don't light up very well, but the signs do. -Keyboard is kinda loud. The brown switches don't make noise themselves, but you get clacking from the keys hitting the aluminum frame. So if your into that, its not really a con. -The key caps feel very cheap as they are built very thin and light. -The bigger keys like SHIFT, SPACE, ENTER, and TAB feel individually different from the regular keys and some have springy noise when lifted really fast. -The software is a bit confusing, but it can be figured out over some tinkering (I guess this isn't really a con, rather just an opinion)

Overall Review: After finding out how to use the software properly, my mind is just blown at all the possibilities. I cannot fathom what some people have gone through just to make the profiles they have. Overall feels like a $100 keyboard. I'm probably going to switch to the strafe due to the keyboard lighting issue that all K70 users have. The strafe does not have any light flickering issues and it is true 16.8 million colors. My main focus with this keyboard was the RGB and it did not put out like I expected. Only after I purchased it did I realize this was made a little less than perfect.

10/23/2015

Pretty dang good gaming headset

Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro - White
Astro Gaming A40 Quick Disconnect Connector Circumaural Wired Headset + MixAmp Pro - White

Pros: Great sound quality. Can get really loud without cracking audio The mixamp does more than i personally need it do, but it lets me do just about anything from inputting sound from other devices to outputting the audio i hear into another device. Very comfortable headset on my ears, covers them completely. I can still hear outside noise that I need to hear, but it drowns out background noises too. When you add the mixamp to your astro a40's you get this amazing surround sound setup for gaming, I can hear people in ANY direction when I play CS:GO or any other competitive game. Even while playing standard casual games, it makes the experience feel more real.

Cons: The headset does not fit tightly on my head, so if i look up or down, it tends to slide on my head. It is still snug on my head and isnt going anywhere while i game or swiftly turn my head. The mixamp I purchased had an uneven sound to it when moving the audio dial. Something to look for between 25%-75% audio level.

Overall Review: I have owned this headset going on 1 year in a few days here and this thing has been through a lot in my time of gaming honestly. It has done superb for me personally! I used to own a pair of turtle beach's to try them out and they just did not perform well, I returned them a week later, the sound quality was not that great and i had a lot of trouble trying to get it to work right. The astro a40 has a few plugs you have to figure out, but its a plug and go setup and easy to use after you figure it out.

Wish it worked for me

Mionix Propus 380 Gaming Mouse Pad
Mionix Propus 380 Gaming Mouse Pad

Pros: Smooth surfacing, easy glide for pro gamers, lots of space

Cons: This works badly with my R.A.T. 5 and my Razer Mamba Elite. Both very impressive mice on any other surface but this one for some reason. The RAT 5 doesnt register on this pad and the Razer Mamba Elite when sitting on the pad for 10 seconds without moving it thinks its not on a surface and then kinda skips a bunch slightly when moving it for about 1 second. I have messed with my mouse settings, but the mouse sensitivity doesnt want to budge from automatic. My buddy uses this mouse pad with his Razer Deathadder and it is by far the best mouse to use on this pad for me. Too bad I do not own a death adder :(

Overall Review: This mouse pad tends to collect a bit of gunk from my hands like a mouse would over time.. it interrupts with my Razer Mamba Elite just like the actual surface of the pad. not a fan of the mouse. wish I could have returned it. I do like the pad though.

Not a steal.

2 New Acoustic Audio RS8CB Outdoor Rock Speakers - Brown
2 New Acoustic Audio RS8CB Outdoor Rock Speakers - Brown

Pros: Looks like a rock

Cons: Works like a rock.

Overall Review: Sounds like a rock. oh and they are really only worth $77 retail.