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Pros: None found.
Cons: Cannot maintain a stable connection with a hotspot on the other side of a room. Cannot sustain more than a few Mbps even when connected to the hotspot across the room. Web interface is slow, clunky, and hides key information.
Other Thoughts: Major disappointment, given the generally decent quality I've seen with Netgear's other products.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 970 4GB WINDFORCE 3X OC EDITION
Pros: The Maxwell architecture and the GTX 970 have gotten alot of good press lately, and my experience pretty much bears that out. I selected a Gigabyte Card 1) because I like their build quality and 2) because NewEgg got in a shipment and I was able to grab one of them.
I purchased this as a GPU upgrade for a 4 year old Phenom II X4 955 system (running at its factory 3.2 GHz) that is attached to a 60Hz 1080p display. This card may seem like serious overkill for this configuration and a good way to burn money on a hopelessly unbalanced configuration, but I intend it as the first step of a 3 part upgrade. Also, with the low 145W power consumption, I figured I could get away without upgrading my 500W power supply.
Anyway, this particular upgrade is working really well. Despite being saddled with a relatively slow processor and being installed in a motherboard that only supports PCI Express 2.0, the card can drive pretty much every game I own at my monitor's full resolution and refresh rate with all eye candy enabled and all settings maxed out. I also use the card for RAW camera image processing with DXO Optics, and I can now process a 16 megapixel file every 10 seconds or so.
Cons: None found.
Other Thoughts: This a a big card. In my case (an Antec 300 gaming midtower) there's about a 4 cm to 5 cm gap between the back of my full-sized ATX motherboard and the HDD cages, and the GPU barely fits.
According to the Windows 7 "Experience" built-in benchmark, upgrading from a Radeon HD6850 to this card only bumped my graphics from 7.7 to 7.9. This is clearly absurd.
This review is from: Arctic Coooling S113BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker-Black
Pros: Good sound. Build quality appears good. Favorable price compared to equivalent products from traditional audio equipment vendors.
Cons: Automatically goes into unauthenticated discovery mode when powered on. Doesn't bother me, but might annoy a security purist.
Other Thoughts: Yes, this is the same "Arctic" that we all know for CPU and case cooling. Interesting.
Also functions as a wired USB speaker.
Does not included a wall charger. and povided Microusb cable is pretty short. However, I assume the type of customer who knows this name and orders from them has a shelf full of these items somewhere, so I do not list either as a disadvantage.