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Bradley S.

Bradley S.

Joined on 12/26/03

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Most Favorable Review

Great notebook mouse

Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX
Logitech Anywhere Mouse MX

Pros: Good quality buttons, scroll wheel works very smoothly and nicely, and it works on any surface I've tried it on. The USB dongle is tiny, which works great on a laptop - it doesn't hang out in the way or threaten getting broken if you bump it (because it's out of the way). Range is also very good, and works nicely on my HTPC from the recliner. Plus the dongle fits inside the mouse so you won't lose it when packing it.

Cons: None.

Overall Review: High quality overall, and does what you want it to do.

Most Critical Review

OK

SONY PSP Headset
SONY PSP Headset

Pros: It's a headset.

Cons: Like all wired accessories for the PSP the wire is too long and generally a headache.

Overall Review: Bought it for Skype. Skype only works with the newer PSP. Nuts.

Great value, but noisy fan

AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Gen - RYZEN 5 3600X Matisse (Zen 2) 6-Core 3.8 GHz (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 95W 100-100000022BOX Desktop Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 3rd Gen - RYZEN 5 3600X Matisse (Zen 2) 6-Core 3.8 GHz (4.4 GHz Max Boost) Socket AM4 95W 100-100000022BOX Desktop Processor

Pros: Other reviews can share more on the pros. I'm posting primarily to warn people about THE con, so please see that. When I bought (March 2020), this was probably one of the best performing CPUs for a reasonable price.

Cons: The stock CPU cooler fan is obnoxiously loud. I was confused and concerned upon initial boot of a fresh build (all new stuff). I have been using Fractal Design cases for my last 5 builds because I like build quality, and they have all been quite quiet. Not so with this monster. The fan noise was so prominent I thought there must have been something defective, or maybe a poor application of thermal paste. But checking the reviews confirmed, this fan is way too noisy.

Overall Review: I hope this review helps others looking at AMD right now. Any that have the Wraith Spire cooler will have the same trouble, and you should seriously consider the noise problem. When I ordered, I had no idea about this thing, and didn't even look to see if there was an option to buy without a stock cooler. Since then, I checked, and it appears you cannot. So build in the cost of a cooler to the price of this CPU. Seriously, I would suggest you do not even test the stock cooler out, just buy a quiet cooler and toss the stock one out. I went with the Cooler Master A71C, and that operates like a CPU cooler should, quiet and cool. In case the other components might be helpful, here's the rest of this build: GIGABYTE X570 UD, MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT, CORSAIR RM Series RM750, Fractal Design Focus G, G.SKILL TridentZ RGB Series 16GB, Crucial P1 1TB 3D NAND NVMe, WD Black 2TB, and Windows 10 Home. Overall, this is a very strong CPU for gaming, excellent value, and even with the extra cost and hassle of the cooler I still rate this 5 eggs.

Good, solid headset.

PLANTRONICS 204440-122 USB Connector Supra-aural BlackWire 315.1 Mono Headset - Vending Machine
PLANTRONICS 204440-122 USB Connector Supra-aural BlackWire 315.1 Mono Headset - Vending Machine

Pros: Bought this headset to use at home for gaming. Have been using a similar model at work for over a year now. Setup with Windows 10 is super easy, auto driver install went without a hitch, only requiring a reboot. TeamSpeak recognized the mic and speaker for chatting. Sound quality is good, voices are clear and true. Comfortable to wear for gaming so far. This is a durable, quality headset.

Cons: No problems so far.

Overall Review: The only reason I held out on buying this for home use was price. These previously were quite a bit more expensive. They still are not as cheap as the disposable headset I replaced it for (have been using that for over 5 years now). But thanks to Newegg, they are quite reasonably priced now, especially given the build quality.

Nice stand

Floor Bed And Sofa Stand Multi-direction 360ºRotating Stretchable Gooseneck Adjustable Tablet PC Mount Holder for 5"-10" -inch Tablet PC, The New iPad 3, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy P1000
Floor Bed And Sofa Stand Multi-direction 360ºRotating Stretchable Gooseneck Adjustable Tablet PC Mount Holder for 5"-10" -inch Tablet PC, The New iPad 3, iPad 2, Samsung Galaxy P1000

Pros: Pretty good tablet stand. I use it to hold an iPad while working out on the stair climber or tread mill. It has a good range of adjustment, and holds the table sturdy. Adjustment seems OK for larger or smaller too. For the stair climber it is just a bit short, so I put it on top of an end table. The top portion of the stand is a unidirectional tube material that you can bend in any direction needed. So you can tilt however you need, and telescope and angle as needed. The glass base looks pretty sharp in case you wanna use this in a living room or bed room where style might count. But for the exercise space, sturdiness is the key, and this seems fine.

Cons: Meh, can't think of any real cons. I suppose it is rather heavy, so you won't really want to move it from room to room much. But of course you want it to be heavy and sturdy, so this really isn't a con.

Great media player

Creative ZEN 2.5" Black 4GB MP3 / MP4 Player
Creative ZEN 2.5" Black 4GB MP3 / MP4 Player

Pros: This is a fantastic small media player. It plays video very well (which was the reason I bought it). Audio sounds good, and is easy to navigate. Plenty of extras that are nice, like picture viewing, FM radio, etc. And the SD expansion slot is THE killer feature.

Cons: None

Overall Review: I use it primarily for video while traveling, bringing content in from TiVo. The transfer and conversion process is simple, using TiVo's desktop software, DirectShowDump, and Super on a relatively old computer.