Joined on 05/05/06
I'm an IT guy & an engineer. So I spend a lot of time with technology. I program during the week. On the weekend I enjoy my home A/V that I've tricked-out. I do some gaming on PC & PS.
Cheap & good
Pros: The price is good and it is light-weight. The wired interface never bothers me and I love not-dealing-with batteries. It never misses keystrokes (which is sometimes a problem with wireless). I also like the few extra convenience-keys for play, search, etc. Overall, I'm happy with this one.
Cons: I had the original Microsoft Egronomic Pro. It was really great, but it is no-longer being made. This is the lesser-version of it. It feels a little cheap, but it still works well & has been reliable after 6 mo (so-far). My biggest complaint is that it is not the original *sigh*. I just don't expect it to last 20 years like the last one. We'll see, I guess.
Overall Review: This is the newer (cheaper, lighter) Ergonomic Pro. The layout is the same and it performs equally. The wire is a nice feature for desktop or dock, IMO.
Works fine but could be better
Pros: Bluetooth works. Signal range/distance is pretty good. Simple. Noise canceling. Lightweight.
Cons: More bass than I prefer. Battery runs out each day (seems around 6-7 hrs). A little uncomfortable on top of my head after 4 hours.
Overall Review: Still a pretty good value. Good for a half day, not a full day.
Configurable & light but sturdy
Pros: The multi-position legs were a winner! The tray is steel with breathing holes, which keeps it cool enough. The space underneath is wide enough to accommodate my XL ergonomic keyboard. The price was reasonable.
Overall Review: It took me 5 tries, but I found a good layout that raises my notebook pc above the keyboard, without blocking my big dual monitors. The multi-position legs were more helpful than I anticipated! The tray is sturdy steel with plenty of breathing holes to keep my notebook cool enough. The space underneath is wide enough to accommodate my XL ergonomic keyboard. The price was reasonable.
Great mobo with cool features and a few catches
Pros: I love the USB3, all of the SATA ports, HD sound and I LOVE the built-in M.2 (Socket 3) SSD. LOVE LOVE LOVE that.
Cons: Ha, the HDMI and DVI ports on the mobo tricked me for a moment. There is no vid processor on the mobo. If you buy a CPU without a video processor, then you need a video card to confirm POST. It slipped my mind and for a moment, I thought the board was DOA. Duh. I plugged in my new video card and was all-good. Greatly relieved! So to repeat: The HDMI/DVI ports ONLY connect to a vid processor inside of your CPU (if your CPU has that).
Overall Review: Great product! I'm very satisfied. Oh, one last thing: If you buy 3466MHz RAM (or something nice like that), don't forget to check your BIOS. It won't automatically start them at the higher speed. You have to choose "Profile 1" (I guess overclocked or something). Then it is great.