Joined on 10/26/03
Great Initial Quality, Well Built. Repair is hard to justify.
Pros: Flies great, the controls are easy to master, and the trim is very easy to adjust. This helicopter is also extremely durable even from high altitude crashes into grass and dirt.
Cons: Although durable, there are times when things break. So far my 3 year old broke a skid, which is easily repaired, but I also lost a connecting buckle that makes the weighted blade connect to the top propeller. When you try to buy the part for $1.00, which is plenty expensive for what it is (a 1mm x 1cm plastic pin with two 0-ring connectors), the shipping and handling was more than $13.00 to North Carolina because they only offer UPS when this item could easily ship USPS Priority for less than a dollar.
Overall Review: Overall I would say this helicopter is a great buy, but only if you take care of it. If you break anything on it, the best thing to do is order a replacement helicopter and then parts out the one with broken parts.
Not in great shape
Pros: The card worked as it's supposed to. I'm glad to have gotten a video card to begin with during the short supply period.
Cons: It smelled like burning metal and was completely covered in dust and grime. Besides the fact that it was bought more than a month in advance as a Christmas present and it arrived late.
Overall Review: I wouldn't buy from this vendor again. It's too complicated coming from overseas and they made absolutely no effort to clean the component up before shipping. I'm going to assume they just realize that beggars can't be choosers now that all the graphics cards are sold out, which makes it even worse.
Good Product for the price. Installation is tricky
Pros: Cheap. Cools well
Cons: VERY hard to install compared to similar coolers made by Cooler Master that I've bought.
Overall Review: I bent some pins on my MB trying to get this thing on here. You have to be VERY careful with Intel CPUs that they don't move as it's clamping to the ring that comes with it. If I could do it again I'd have taken the board all the way out of the case to get this done.
For the times, a great FPS
Pros: As far as first person shooters go in the post 2010 era, this is a great game. Of course there will be complaints, but when taking a step back and objectively analyzing this game, it's among the greatest of it's generation. The maps are much more balanced compared to other Treyarch maps that I've seen in the COD franchise. In fact, in many multiplayer matches, I see a battle for multiple locations in a match, and none of them holds a definitive superiority over the other when it comes to defense. I could complain about changes in hit points and accuracy in certain weapons, but that's what makes a game unique, and it adds the challenge of mastering the understanding of that. I'm very impressed in the depth of play that Treyarch has put out in the multiplayer of this game (And in the past I've been a devout critic of their versions of COD games!) I could go on for years about the things I love about Multiplayer on this game, but a good summary would be the fact that this game constantly has some challenge for you to achieve in the multiplayer aspect of the game. On to the campaign, the storyline sticks with all COD games and does not disappoint. It's quite enthralling as it tells a story in past and present (future, if you aren't engaged in the game, lol). But as you progress through campaign there is a better mix of AI tactics, weapons, and terrain than any other COD game to date in my opinion. I also love the fact that you can customize your loadout before missions if you choose, and that is great to accommodate people who aren't comfortable with weapons exchanges. Overall, I feel like there was much more attention to making sure the bulk of the fanbase was appeased with this COD installation than any of the past. I believe that is a very good move on the part of Treyarch, as COD is not a franchise the likes of HALO or Madden where you have a devout following to the specific design of an individual installation of the game. (Probably due to the greed of Activision in keeping multiple versions under development at any given time to ensure release during the holiday season.) With this game there is at least something that every FPS gamer can say they love.
Cons: It's hard to pin a lot of the gripes on Black Ops 2 specifically because it's become commonplace among FPS games in the last 5 years to ignore latency issues, and overpowered setups in their multiplayer settings. If I had to compare the online experience of this game to the latest Halo release, I would say it stacks right up. Which is very VERY much not my opinion in the past. But the lag issues are just something that is normal in today's games. Since Bungee is out of the mainstream, I'm not sure any other developers will be encouraged to support the integrity of their games post-release if it doesn't involve some software that is overly bureaucratic in it's enforcement.
Pros: Great blade guard as far as level selection, curvature, and usability. I see a lot of reviews saying it looks flimsy, but the open design is great for letting the hair fall out of the blade guard so you don't have to stop and clean it part way through shaping. The blades work great right out of the box, no adjustment needed. Also, the charger is an excellent design that lets your counter top remain free while also not blocking up both outlets on the wall.
Cons: Both blades remain in motion when you are using the trimmer/edger, so there is a major possibility of taking an unwanted chunk of hair out inadvertently.