Joined on 10/21/07
So far so good!
Pros: Works fine! Users have control to almost anything in the configuration. Keep in mind I've only had this board for the past couple of days.
Cons: I bought the G.Skill 4GB (2x2GB) PC6400 DIMMs but by mistake I got the 6-6-6-18 ones (instead of the 5-5-5-15 sets). Everything worked fine but I was getting error here and there for corrupt .CAB files when installing and extracting stuff in windows VISTA. I tried setting manually the timings in the bios to 6-6-6-18 (2T ... left this option on auto eventually) but it still kept on giving me errors. Then I took my roommate's 5-5-5-15 version of the same memory (2x2GB again) and I didn't get any of those errors. In other words, make sure u get at least 5-5-5-15 DIMMs because you may experience some problems otherwise. Not really a con but just FYI.
Overall Review: I'm the average user who buys a motherboard because he needs one to make his computer work. That is, I'm not the overclocking guy trying to squeeze the last drop of performance out of his configuration. Keeping that in mind, I'm very happy with the board as it works and I still haven't had any problems with it. I was quite worried about it as I read so many DOA reports but in my case it all worked great. I didn't have to set anything and it works fine!
One truly annoying device ...
Pros: 1. Felt rugged and solid 2. Waterproof and vibration proof (cable won't disconnect as was the case with my old non-motorcycle GPS). 3. Ability to call points of interests straight from your gps / headset (if the headset is working out of the box that is).
Cons: 1. Headset didn't work out of the box. 2. Power button is hard to press 3. Device doesn't recognize my fingers unless I'm using my nails or using a glove. 4. Back button takes you ALL the way back to the map instead one step back - that can get very annoying if you're playing around with the settings (which by the way are 8 pages of different options) and you want to change something one step back. 5. Dragging your finger across the main map does nothing and at the same time if you want to browse the map you have to go to the menu and then go to the second page where you will find the "browse map" option. 6. Scrolling through / browsing the map with your finger felt to be a huge pain because it didn't always go in the direction you wanted it to go. Redrawing the map in the process was also not smooth at all compared to my previous GPS. 7. I turned the sound, speech, headset and bluetooth off ON PURPOSE. The device still continued showing me a warning message that my headset is of
Overall Review: All in all I used the device for about a couple of hours before putting it back in the box and shipping it back to new egg (thanks for your awesome product support and return policies guys!). This is probably a great hardware device with a terrible software / user interface. It seems the TomTom is the cheaper motorcycle GPS solution for a reason ...