Joined on 12/17/04
great sounding mic, a little awkward
Pros: these mics sound great. They pick up voices very nicely, and not too much background noise (a foam covering would have been a little better in my opinion).
Cons: A bit unwieldy and bulky. Hard to find a spot to put it where it will pick up the best sound and not interfere with your headphones.
Overall Review: I have Senns (HD485) that don't have integrated mic so needed a couple of these for Ventrilo. Great mics, just a bit awkward.
Pros: Definitely extends the network with a strong signal. Xbox360 plugs into it, saving you $99 for wireless 360 adapter.
Cons: Documentation is poor. I read other reviews here at the Egg so I was ready for any troubles. The dratted thing has to be unplugged and plugged back in about once every 2-3 days. Once in a while it will confuse the main wireless router and try to give identical IP address that belongs to another device.
Overall Review: I set it up as a repeater. I'm going to fool around with it a bit more, but it is like any wireless device, which for me, is usually trouble. Our T-Mobile/Linksys @Home router has never given me issues, which makes it the first and only wireless router/hub/repeater I've not had issues with haha. Maybe this is why I prefer wired networks.
Works very well for what I need
Pros: 5-port hot-swappable RAID/JBOD enclosure with its own power and cooling fan. Nice long, solid eSATA cable, extra eSATA port for other devices (like a Thermaltake BlacX ST0005U External Hard Drive SATA Enclosure Docking Station, a godsend for PC techs like me). Easily slide drives in and out with the included racks.
Cons: The eSATA cable is solid, but a bit stiff and makes it hard to get the cable routed the way I need it. Because of this, the end never looks like it goes into the enclosure straight. The fan is noticeable. Didn't work very well at all with Phenom 9850 Black + Giga MA770-UD3R but works like a champ with the new Q9550 + Giga EP45-UD3P.
Overall Review: Never bothered with RAID, I use internal cards or onboard controllers for that. I needed something that could hold 4-5 drives for pure storage. I filled the thing with 2x 1TB and 2x 500GB, and still have a slot left. This allowed me to put 6x drives in RAID on the motherboard (ie inside the actual computer case) and still have massive storage abilities. Plus I can simply add an enclosure of just about any make for another 5 drives if and when what I have is no longer enough. I would easily purchase another for myself, and I have been recommending to friends/customers that are in need with limited case space.
Pros: allows modern motherboards that have a COM header to connect to 'legacy' devices like older GPS's that customer lost the USB cable to.
Cons: Who uses COM/Serial devices anymore?
Overall Review: I used to have a zillion of these things around when I worked for DFI but apparently they are more popular (necessary?) than I realized as I couldn't find a single one and had to hit up the Egg.
Pros: What a great little card. Bought it for customer moving up from AGP system to newer board/chip, and it is perfect in price and performance. Customer isn't a gamer other than Bejeweled and such, bit still a good card for everything she needs.
Overall Review: These are great for upgrading or resolving integrated GPU issues for low-end/non gamers.