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4 out of 5 eggs Surprisingly good for the price! 07/23/2016

This review is from: GAMDIAS GKB3000BL Hermes 7 Color Spectrum Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Pros: - Feature rich at a low price
- "Gaming-mode" disables the windows key to prevent accidentally activating the button and kicking you out of the game.
- Lighting modes are fun and add to the value. Often times these features come with a substantial premium.
- WASD / Arrow switching may be useful to left-handed users.
- The Kailh Blue switches (Cherry MX clones) feel solid and are plate mounted. VERY similar to the MX Blue switches of which they clone.
- Keys sit on top of a metal top cover. Both a nice stylistic touch and helps with the aforementioned solidity.
- Integrated wrist rest
- Misc features usually reserved for higher priced items.
- Braided cable with cable ties.

Cons: - 7 colors are static. The switches themselves are NOT RGB, so you are left with a quasi-rainbow effect that might not be preferred by some, though others may love it.
- No Macro keys (though I don't personally use them)
- USB cable is NOT REMOVABLE. So if you damage it you will have to buy a new keyboard or attempt repairs.

Other Thoughts: With a detachable USB cable and full RGB lighting, this would be a near perfect for anyone looking for an affordable mechanical keyboard with some personality. I currently use a Ducky Shine 3 Year of the Snake (MX Brown switches) as well as an ErgoDox w/ MX Clear switches that I assembled myself. I am reviewing my friend's keyboard that he purchased after we finished building him a new system. He was looking for an affordable backlit mechanical keyboard, and this certainly fits the bill. I would highly recommend this if you like the lighting scheme. If not, look into the Hermes RGB costing only $10 more on average.


1 out of 5 eggs RUN, don't walk, RUUUUN!!! 02/21/2016

This review is from: WD 4TB My Cloud Personal Network Attached Storage - NAS - WDBCTL0040HWT-NESN

Pros: There's a 4TB hard drive inside. Maybe you can remove it, reformat it, and stick it in a proper NAS that works.

Cons: Pretty much everything. It's almost hard to pick something to begin with.
- Absolutely pathetic transfer speeds due to a lack of Gigabit Ethernet.
- Absolutely pathetic transfer speeds over USB (what they actually suggest you do for large files).
- The desktop app forgets the IP of the NAS even if you set it to a static IP.
- Usage for each shares shows as 0KB even when the drive is almost completely full.
- Disconnects for no reason at all.
- Cannot for the life of me get the web-UI to work unless I first hard reset the NAS. After that it takes about 10 minutes for it to figure out it's a NAS again.
- Once you finally get the web-ui to load, it takes FOREVER to do anything. I just now clicked on a help link and it took 15 seconds to pull it up... and it's just text.

Other Thoughts: I can't remember the last time I gave something 1 egg. This product is THAT bad. If I had known then what I know now, I would have just saved the money for a Synology or Drobo. They are well worth the extra cost. If you're tech savvy, maybe FreeNAS would be an even better option. Either way, even the most novice of user would be better served by something... anything... else.

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1 out of 5 eggs Worthless 05/16/2013

This review is from: VANTEC HDA-250M 2.5" to 3.5" Mounting Kit

Pros: It's solid metal.

Cons: The screw holes are NOT STANDARD!

If you have a Lian-Li case with any type of vibration resistant mounting, DO NOT BUY THIS! It WILL NOT screw in, and you WILL NOT be able to mount it to your case.

Other Thoughts: Now I have to pay to ship this piece of junk back... which means I'll lose money because the design is stupid.


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Display Name: Ryan M.

Date Joined: 02/09/05

  • Reviews: 34
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  • First Review: 04/20/06
  • Last Review: 07/23/16
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