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This review is from: Cideko AK08 Air Keyboard Conqueror All-in-one Keyboard
Pros: Nice plastic casing.
Cons: This company and its products are horrible. The buttons don't hold up to time, the controllers continue to move the mouse well after setting them down on a flat surface (eating up the batteries and annoying the owner at the same time), and customer service is impossible to contact. I mean IMPOSSIBLE. Try clicking the support link under the so-called "1 Year Warranty". Once you find an email address to send your queries to, you won't get a response. These guys are ghosts once you've bought your gear.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1850 MC-Kit FM radio and MCE remote PCI-E x1
Pros: Not in the mood.
Cons: I left this review back in May and I suppose Newegg decided not to post it. Perhaps they don't like 2 star reviews. So I'll downgrade it to one and see if it gets through. Let's see if I can remember what I wrote:
The first major issue you'll run into is software patches required for WMC. I had to call the support desk (multiple times as I recall) to find out I needed an additional patch to get the tuner to show up in WMC. This patch was not listed on their product page nor was it on the CD. I followed all the instructions out of the box verbatum when I first got the thing, that doesn't work.
Second issue. The LED in the blaster is *not* infrared. Its red, which doesn't work. Can you see your remote's LED when you press the button (not the indicator one dummy- the one behind the "black" screen). No, you can't. Because TV's and cable boxes don't work on the red frequency. Long story short: it didn't work. I had to go to Radio Shack and buy a different LED (see below)
Other Thoughts: [different LED] to get this to work. Why does's a $109 tuner card come with a garbage IR blaster? Why do I find myself using a dremel to fit a new (read proper) infrared LED? Whatever, I got it to work. Hopefully you can too if you know how to solder, don't mind voiding your warranty, and don't mind sitting on the phone with tech support to get the right software.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: AMD Phenom 9500 Agena Quad-Core 2.2 GHz Socket AM2+ 95W HD9500WCGDBOX Processor
Pros: Wow this thing is fast. If you have a current AM2 mobo get this chip, you can get an upgraded mobo later AND STILL KEEP THIS PROC. Thats AMDs new philosopy- you shouldnt have to completely upgrade your system everytime something new comes out. Pretty Sweet huh?
Cons: Intel fanboys.
Other Thoughts: Okay, the Q6600 is a few points higher in benches, do you think you'll really notice? Do you think intel will let you upgrade one component at a time? Plus this is AMD's first desktop Quad, moving to Intel will prevent you from experiencing what is to come, unless you wanna buy another complete system later... This is a solid product that AMD came up with w/ all the pressure of Intel's bs "We've got the money" tactics. How could you not go with a company like that.READ FULL REVIEW