Date Joined: 12/07/06
Pros: The feel of the keys, the key label design, the lighting and features, the hand rest, all make this one of the best of dozens of keyboards I've used over the years. This is my second one (spilled coffee on my last one. I love everything about this keyboard except the price (which cost it an egg). Perhaps it's because I can remember these going for $20 less than current price, but everything has gone up.
Cons: It's not spill proof. Price.
Overall Review: I would buy this keyboard again. Best I've ever used.
Overall Review: Works perfect. Will purchase again.
Cons: None whatsoever.
Overall Review: Much faster than my Mushkin Eco2 SSD. Used as main drive in a Windows/Linux dual-boot setup. Shipping was fast, installation/transfer simple. Works great. Would/will buy again.
Pros: Price was right.
Cons: I used paid Avast security for nearly a decade on all my computers, but, after they started doing "up-sell" pop-ups all the time, I installed a competitor's product. Upon expiration of that product, I decided to give Avast another shot, especially at the price of purchase. Then, the problems started.
I have not been able to activate the Avast product, no matter what I try (and this, despite 25yrs. of building & working on computers). NewEgg did their best to help, to no avail (thanks NewEgg!). I initially wrote Avast Support almost TEN DAYS ago. It took them 4 days to answer (asking for info I'd already sent them), and now, going on 5 days later, not a word nor solution from this company.
Overall Review: Given the poor customer support, I cannot recommend Avast, no matter the price. As it is, because the purchase was/is non-refundable, I am stuck with nothing but an invoice for my money, and no working software. Thanks for nothing Avast.
Pros: The plugs are aligned in such a way, that most wall-warts can be used with it, without one crowding out the other. I use this to power my guitar stomp boxes in my home studio. Each stomp-box has their own wall-wart/converter. I am able to run 6 pedals with no crowding, with 2 slots to spare.
The Belkin is also built really well, with a long (8'), thick power cord. It is a heavy duty strip. The built-in 2500 joule' surge suppressor is more than adequate for most needs as well, offering good protection for any electronics plugged into the strip. I expect years of trouble-free use.
Overall Review: Yes, I would recommend this product, and would/will purchase again.
Pros: First, the headphones came in a solid, zippered carry pouch that is just first-class, best I've seen. The phones themselves are very well constructed. I've fallen asleep with them on several times, and despite tossing and turning, they've never broken or became distorted. The noise reduction is very good. Not quite "Bose" quality, but for the price, more than adequate. The ear-cups are very comfortable, but with prolonged use, they can get a bit warm, as do almost all other full-cups types do. Sound is good, though volume levels are a bit lower than some others I've purchased. Overall, a solid 4 Star performer, and because of the great price, they earned 5 stars from me. I would buy again, and highly recommend.
Cons: I found no serious cons to these headphones. As mentioned, volume levels could be better, but that's it.
Overall Review: I've purchased 9 (yes, nine!) sets of headphones this year. 50% of them broke within a month of use, and none of the others (and this included "big name" brands) had nearly the noise reduction capabilities of the Nakamichi. The Nakamichi have active noise reduction, plus full sized ear-cups providing excellent passive noise reduction, which working together provides more than adequate noise reduction.
Sound frequency levels are good for most types of music listening. If you're into booming bass though, these may not suit your tastes. One thing I really like about these, is that the cord plugs into a jack on the headphones, and is not one that is permanently mounted. I've had two sets of headphones that shorted out where the wiring goes into the phones, so this is a real plus. If the cord goes bad, it can be easily and inexpensively replaced. Out of the 9 sets of headphones I've purchased this year, these take the top prize.
Pros: None. Seriously, none.
Cons: Where do I start? Low sub-par quality sound, the noise-canceling is a bad joke, thin cords that are too short and always tangle, and foam buds that lasted all of maybe 20 short uses before falling apart. There are no positives to this product, none. It was over-priced, poorly designed, and did not deliver what was advertised.
Overall Review: These complaints are not about the seller, or NewEgg, but rather the product. I have several other Audio-Technica products that have served me well, but they blew it on this one. It simply doesn't deliver in any way. Had I used them before the return expiration, these would have gone back. Avoid at any price.
Pros: Packaged nicely, with instructions in English for those that need them. The 2.5" drive I used was simple to install in this enclosure. Included, was a cable, a spacer, and a nice little pad for the enclosure to rest on while in use. Add in USB 3.0, simplicity of use, and the price, and it makes this one a winner.
Overall Review: I recommend this product, and will buy again.
Pros: Case looks nice, and it was packaged nicely. Orico usually has pretty good products.
Cons: This enclosure is defective. It will not consistently work. Tried swapping cables and drives, no difference. It's a turkey shoot. I have other Orico products that work great, which is why I bought this for some laptop drives I have. For the price I paid, it's not worth shipping back.
Overall Review: I would not recommend this product. It's buggy, if it works at all.
Pros: It works, albeit slowly. Was shipped promptly. Price was decent.
Cons: Came in a simple plastic shell. No paperwork from Mushkin at all. The CrystalDiskMark read-write numbers were substantially lower than my Samsung 830 series SSD, in some cases by almost 40%. It's also slower than my Crucial Adrenaline. I'm not getting anywhere close to the numbers advertised for it. The numbers don't lie. It feels light and plastic compared to other SSD's I am using.
Overall Review: If it were not beyond the 30 day return window, I would send this back. Even for the price, it's just too slow, and feels too cheap for me to consider using as a "C Drive". This makes the second Mushkin product in a row I've made that I've not been happy with (the other was for RAM that failed).
Pros: Not a lot to review. It works, within specs, was priced great, and shipped promptly. It's G.Skill, which I've always had good luck with.
Overall Review: I've had problems with several other brands of SD cards, but never with G.Skill, and this card has been no exception. Will buy again.
Pros: Works good. Charges all of my devices well. No overt problems noted. Packed well, and received promptly.
Cons: I don't care for the flip-up AC plug on the charger. It feels cheap. I had another Orico charger that had this, and it broke, rendering the charger useless (just after warranty, of course). I will take extra care this time with it, but am not hopeful.
Overall Review: For the price, if I get a year out of this I'll be happy. I just wish Orico would design a better AC plug setup, given past problems I've (and I am sure, others) had with them. The rest ofthe charger is nice, and works well.
Pros: Price/Value. It's an enterprise drive with a good reputation for longevity. Drive checked out well, with no bad sectors or other problems. Had 18k hours, which is low.
Cons: Runs warm, much warmer than any of my SG or WD platter drives (48C at idle). Docked a star for the heat. Throughput is a bit slower than the other drives too, but quite acceptable given HGST's 2TB drives are known to be more reliable than the others.
Overall Review: Overall, a very good value. Drive was clean, looked new, and met or exceeded specs. Heat was the only problem. Might be wise to cool this drive with an HD fan made for that purpose, to insure longevity and problem free operation. I will buy more of these if price stays same.
Pros: I've gone though 4 other inexpensive dash-cams, and this by far is the best of the lot. It actually works, and works well. It does everything advertised, was pretty easy to setup, and a customer service contact was swift in reply.
Cons: The manual is translated Chinese which can be confusing. Still, read carefully, and you'll have all the info you need to get it rolling. The "night-vision" could be better, but it's adequate.
Overall Review: If the night vision was better I'd give this unit 5 stars. As it is, it's the best I've seen for the money, is well built, and easy to operate. It does the job.
Pros: I've installed 6 of these units for friends and family over the last couple years, and all have performed flawlessly, and without a hiccup. I especially like the fact it has an on/off button. Bought when on-sale, it's the best buy on the market. Also very easy to setup.
Overall Review: Have installed dozens of routers from all major brands, and the Rosewill RNX300RTv2's are the only ones that have not had problems. It also has two 5dBi antennas, so signals are strong throughout the service area. For the price, it simply can't be beat.
Pros: Flawless performance for over a year now. Manually overclock (BIOS) AMD FX-6300 to 4.2Ghz, and board stays cool, with temps well under concern levels. Manually overclock GTX 640 video card using MSI Afterburner software. Together, I'm able to get 60+FPS on Microsoft Flight Simulator X, with smooth operation of all controls.
All jacks, sound card, and peripherals have also been trouble free. Not a single problem with this board. Not one! Great sound too with the included Creative software and built-in upgraded sound card.
Cons: Not a fan of MSI's Commander overclocking software. Had it lock up on me several times. Found it faster and easier to just save gaming and standard use settings in BIOS (you can save up to 5 settings), and then switch back and forth as needed.
Overall Review: By far, the most trouble-free MB I've owned. Built over 40 computers now, and this one has been the most trouble free. I am also very happy with the gaming performance, especially given this is a value build. Do your build right, using this board, and good peripheral components, and you will be happy too!
Pros: I bought this for price, which may have been a mistake. The reviews weren't that bad, and I figured it would be a good drive for backups. On to the "Cons".
Cons: It's noisy, and runs hotter than any HD I've ever owned, and I've owned many over the years, by all manufacturers. I have it in a USB 3.0 docking station, with a fan blowing on it, and it still goes over 53c during a backup. That's far hotter than any WD or Seagate HD I have.
It's also slow. I'm averaging only 30kb sec. in a USB 3.0 dock, which is slower than other SATA II drives I use. It's not throwing errors yet, but I don't have great hopes for this drive. Would not purchase another. Glad I purchased the extended warranty, though that won't cover lost data, or having to backup the backup due to a now expected failure.
Overall Review: Spend more, get better, if your data is important to you.
Pros: The disks work, which is all one can ask. They were also a great price on-sale.
Importantly, as a NewEgg customer for many years, this was the fastest free delivery yet! I placed the order on Friday 07/03, and it was delivered today, 07/06, in Oregon, even with the July 4th holiday intervening! On-Track delivery is great!
Cons: none whatsoever
Pros: Had one of my friends recently purchase this, on my advice, and I set it up for them. Came packaged really well, and functions perfectly.
Surprisingly powerful with for Pentium Wolfdale, and only 2GB of RAM. Came with Win 7-32bit, which works just fine with this setup.
Cons: The BIOS is not for noobs. This is obviously a former corporate unit, and as such, had BIOS settings foreign to most home users. Once I got the BIOS straightened around, and turned off all the corporate network stuff, all went well.
There were no instructions of any kind included with the computer, so if you're thinking of buying it, and know nothing about how to setup BIOS, or know someone who can do it for you, be prepared to do some studying.
Overall Review: This is a perfect little computer for those who just want do some internet cruising, office work, emails, and even watching movies. A great value.
I installed the (free) Libre Office suite, and it works great with it. Be prepared for several hours of Windows updating after you do the initial BIOS setup and Windows bootup.
Had only one tiny little covered scratch. It's not new, but it's not priced like new. It did come with a new keyboard and mouse (both cheap, but usable). Hard to believe one can buy a computer that runs Windows 7 well, for this kind of money!
Pros: Where else can one buy a functional and decent AMD 970/SB950 MB for less? Have purchased two of these in the last month from NewEgg. Each has functioned flawlessly, and both have withstood hours of non-stop full-bore torture testing, without a hiccup.
A good "value" board that I will be buying more of to use in future builds.
Cons: Not really a con, but know what you're buying. This is an 4+2 phase MB, not an 8+2 (or more), and is not suited for all-out, pedal to the metal, over-clocked gaming.
The UEFI BIOS, is *not* graphical, does not operate with a mouse, and is not on a par with more expensive MB BIOs' in this class. That said, it's a usable BIOS, but not one for noobs.
Lastly, the size of this MB is smaller than many ATX class MB's. Installed one board in a new Rosewill Galaxy 01 case, and the other, in a Thermaltake Versa II. In both cases, a couple of the "east-side" mounting holes did not line up correctly, leaving the RAM/Power Plug side of the board with out good support (where it's most needed). Easily remedied though. I simply fashioned some plastic supports out of some material I had, and used those.
Overall Review: One board was installed with an AMD 965BE (over-clocked to 3900Ghz), and the other, with an FX6300 (over-clocked to 4000Ghz). Cranked at 100% for hours, all temps stayed below, and within spec.
Be sure, if you're overclocking, to get your BIOS fan settings right, first, by installing a decent monitoring program, like HWiNFO64, which gives *correct* readings of the NB (where heat could be a concern).
Pros: Hard to beat this for the price. It works fine, but... (see cons)
Cons: The keys area are a little high. The worst problem, is that after 6mos. or so of use, the lettering is wearing off, to the point where a "hunt & peck" typist, like myself, can no longer see the letters/numbers/etc. These are obviously not higher-grade laser engraved keys.
Overall Review: For the price, the "disappearing" lettering on the keys is not a big deal. It's a decent keyboard, and in keeping with Rosewill's value driven product line.