Joined on 11/30/08
like the passing of a friend
Pros: I have been playing computer games since the mid '80s and in my wasted life i cannot recommend another mouse. In a perfect world Logitech would listen to what their clients say, and refuse to end production of a formula that works. refuse to cheapen it or change it in any way. this was the perfect mouse. this mouse has had the cord shortened 4 times by myself, gingerly resoldering the wires. i have worn the feet nearly completely off. i know i will have to retire it, and i know i will never find another.
Cons: making me fall in love with a transient object is unkind. denying me an equivalent replacement unforgivable.
Good Money after BAD!
Pros: MY first unit worked...
Cons: ...for 31 days before it cooked itself. Perhaps Hauppauge should have marketed it as a network capable hot plate. The replacement unit, so graciously provided by Newegg 1 day after the return limit never worked. It did, like the rest, provide a soothing green light, and a mishmash of frozen graphics on the top half of the TV. I have put off even RMAing the unit because i have lost all faith i will receive anything for the 119 dollars i paid for this in 2010...it is packed up in it's little box, even the plastic is taped shut. Like it has for a year almost 2 years. It truly is not worth sending anywhere but a trash can. And the money is lost like a sock in the dryer.
Overall Review: I did communicate with a nice man at happauge, but since he could not assure me i would receive a working media player, I couldn't bring myself to spend the 40 further dollars to ship it off to the states for replacement. This player sits formost as my greatest failure as a consumer, and as hauppauges worst product EVER!
Nice comfortable upgrade.
Pros: -Wide Seat, wider than me 200lb 6'2" -Strong back, enough for me to feel secure leaning back and having a nap. -nice wheels, rubber contact, quiet and it glides easily -all the functions are functional up/down forward/back and so on. the foam padding is stiff, this is not a luxurious chair, but it is comfortable for a whole day.
Cons: -i do find the armrests wobbly and rattly, the spring loaded 'ball bearing' has wiggle room in the 'locked' spots, and they are easily bumped out of alignment..leading me to feel some concern that a plastic guide is going to be worn away faster than expected. This would lead to the armrests being more a nuisance than a reliable assistance, but I will try not to overwork the mechanism. In animated game play I have dislodged them from straight, so perhaps a fingertip button under the front edge to lock the rotation into a slotted ring, where the lock slots match the ball bearing positioning.
Overall Review: moving from a 1930's chrome steel framed military office chair with ripped pleather, squeaks and complaints, no way to tension the spring with the stripped bolt and so on, I am very happy with my decision. being able to lean back and contemplate my strategies without the sense i am going head over heels backward helps this review a lot.
Samsung cannot be beat..this third monitor/movie/tv source in the computer room is perfect.
Pros: makes me giggle every time i look up at it. favourite new toy. yes i bought the last year model, mainly because i have utterly no interest in 'advanced smart features', rather i wanted a basic tv with networking. had to sort out my video card outputs, get my first display port-hdmi cable and a small antenna, now i have everything i need, till i upgrade to am4 next year.
Overall Review: if you can still find it, buy it.
A reasonably good keyboard.
Pros: The keys are stiff even now after several months of daily gaming. I like the smaller footprint on the desk The mouse that came with it has actually replaced my venerable G5 that i have fixed several times by cutting the cord shorter and resoldering. Both components are gaming worthy and fit in nicely with the impressive system i have created through NewEgg over the years.
Cons: I cannot find a use for the under-key lighting. If i turn it on it effectively blinds me to the thin printed lettering. i had to bring a lamp into my workspace to find the lettering as it was. I also find the spacing a bit tight for my hands so i frequently find myself making typing mistakes so i wonder why there is a key width of wasted space to the left and the keys are crammed in to the right. For small hands only. I imagine a 12 year old gamer who likes to sleep with LED lights all around him would find this a perfect gift.
Overall Review: If this company could work out a black key with clear plastic lettering filling a void left by the first molding so it would not wear off like the paint everyone uses then i would pay full price. I bought 4 with mail-in rebate and after a couple attempts to reach the rebate office i got a message that the country would be celebrating for a month and that was about it. I still get flack from the g/f for that one. So overall good keyboard, marred a bit by silly gadgetry that might look cool in a dark room but becomes a nuisance when you try to use it.