Joined on 12/14/05
Works as advertised!
Pros: This stand works great for my two Asus VE248H 24" monitors. I had no difficulty assembling the stand and mounting monitors by myself. I left the monitors on their factory bases, side by side, and mounted the VESA brackets on the back of the monitors. I moved the Planar stand in behind them, and attached them to it. Once I had everything tightened down, I removed the factory bases from both monitors.
Cons: One thing I found to dislike about this stand was that there were not any spacers to place between the VESA brackets and the monitors to protect metal-against-plastic scratches. The Asus VE248H monitors I used have a glossy plastic (read as: scratches show up easily) on the back side where the VESA mounts are located. I didn't want to mar my monitors, so I went to the nearest hardware store and found rubber washers in the plumbing department to use as spacers. Of course, this meant that I also had to purchase longer screws to mount the brackets as well. I spent about $15 in extra hardware so that the plastic on my monitors wouldn't get scratched (longer screws [x8], lock washers [x8], and rubber washers [x8]).
Overall Review: I guess the Planar logo on the base is a little bit ugly too, but not bad enough to call it a con.
Shotty sound, horrible customer service
Pros: Pro's don't matter when the board doesn't work. I bought this motherboard in October 2006. I purchased Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 OEM with it and only noticed a minor flaw (the front audio jacks don't work). I upgraded to Vista Ultimate in February and that's when I discovered the problems with my board. After installing Vista, I could not get the onboard sound to work correctly. I have 5.1ch speakers (Logitech Z-51). When the sound is set for Stereo speakers, there is loud static noise that drowns out any sound events. Music, TV, Movies, Games, it doesn't matter what I try, all sounds are covered by static that is 3x louder than the actual sounds. I figured that it was a problem with Vista drivers and after almost 2 months of constant communication with Gigabyte, Microsoft, and RealTek tech support I finally decided to go back to XP. After reformatting my hard drive and reinstalling XP, the problem did not go away.
Cons: I RMA'd my motherboard to Gigabyte for repair on 4/16/07. After 2 weeks with no status update, I started calling Gigabyte every other day to find out status. Gigabyte customer service is terrible. I finally received my motherboard from them today 5/18/07. The sound still doesn't work.
Overall Review: I have built hundreds of systems, and I work in the computer repair industry. I will never recommend Gigabyte products to my clients, and I will certainly not waste my money on this brand again. DO NOT BUY THIS BOARD. I have never had a company take more than a month to complete a RMA process. Ridiculous!!!!!!!!!
Great Product, Great Customer Service
Pros: +Can be used as either Bluetooth audio transmitter or receiver +Includes all the cables needed to use the device +Remarkably long battery life, considering size +Crystal clear audio over Bluetooth +Impressive range (I can walk away from my phone to the other side of my ~1200+ sq.ft. apartment and audio is still good) +Hisgadget customer service is world class
Cons: -There is a slight latency in the audio transmission, which affects watching videos (dialog is slightly off-sync) and probably even more so with gaming
Overall Review: I had a problem with a different iClever device and contacted customer service. They went above and beyond for me by upgrading my replacement device (at my request) completely free of charge. I had my replacement within a few days of initiating my complaint and it didn't cost me a thing!
Works great with MSI X58 Pro-E (MS-7522 rev.3.1)
Pros: I installed this in my MSI X58 Pro-E (MS-7522 rev.3.1) with an Intel Core i7 920 processor, and it worked flawlessly. This system is FAST!!
Cons: This kit comes bundled with an activation code to get Street Fighter IV via Steam, but when I tried to activate Steam said it wasn't a valid code.
Overall Review: Would have given 5 eggs if it wasn't for the bum activation key.
World class customer service!
I had a problem with a device I owned for about 10 months, Hisgadget Inc. not only replaced my device, but they upgraded it at absolutely NO COST to me. I received my upgraded replacement within a few days of contact them.