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Pros: Price. Price. Price!
I was torn between buying this at the refurbished cost or buying a lower end model such as a steel series 6Gv2 brand new.
Once I got myself past the "refurbished" tag the decision was easy to make.
The KB arrived as if it were brand new. No marks or scratches to speak of on the board.
Plug n Play and man.. it's something else when it's all lit up with that sick red back-lighting. Honestly, at this point my only concern is how long it will be till the lights start to burn out, but even this isn't a huge issue as I do not game in the dark (at least not often).
The keys are nicer than I ever could have imagined. Although going from a 10 yr old Microsoft Multimedia board that's not surprising. Basically any mech would have probably gotten similar praise from me.
Not a single issue with a key to report, although, yes I've only had this for a few days now. Based on the general praise the K70 receives I figure if it arrived to me in great working shape out of the box it will likely remain in such a state as it's been rated amongst the top options no the market for a few years now and I can see why.
I will say I was surprised by the weight of the board. It's got some weight to it but it's not obnoxious. Enough to keep it from moving in the heat of a battle, at the very least. The grips underneath seem to do a good job at supporting this effort.
The wrist rest I was a bit unsure about as I pulled it out of the box - I originally thought I'd skip it and just play w/o it. To my surprise it is very comfortable and a welcomed addition for long gaming sessions. It also could not be any easier to attach - just snap on the 2 clips and you're ready to go to battle.
I cannot emphasize enough though, that the #1 pro is price. I'm still finding it hard to believe this has be going as a refurb in the 70-80 USD range for over year. I don't know how they continue to have inventory unless the boards are constantly breaking down and being shipped back (I hope this isn't the case - couldn't find any documentation on google..).
Other than that slight concern -> 100% praise from me. I couldn't be happier with the purchase I made.
On a praise-related note not directly linked to the board.. I had chosen 5-7 day shipping, placed my order on a Thursday around noon and the board was at my doorstep Friday @ 5pm. You simply cannot beat this level of service.
I'd give newegg 6/5 eggs if I could.
Cons: I don't want to jinx myself, as this is a refurb, but I have absolutely nothing bad to say at this time.
If a few of the led's start to burn out in upcoming months I honestly wouldn't even care - as long as the keys themselves continue to operate and feel as they do now I couldn't be happier.
Other Thoughts: The only possible suggestion I can think of is that I was a bit surprised in the packaging. I really don't know how the item doesn't get damaged in transit (but it didn't).
It's just light cardboard with the board inside wrapped up in a plastic bag (not bubble wrap or air inflated bags to secure it).
Nothing I'm griping about but maybe a potential room for improvement. But at 50% off I am certainly not going to ding the rating I'm leaving for such a thing. :~)
This review is from: ASUS USB 2.0 Black External Slim CD / DVD Writer Model SDRW-08D2S-U
Pros: Free shipping and yet it arrives the very next day? Sign me up!
Plugged into my wife's new laptop and was immediately recognized w/o the software that accompanied it (laptop is running windows 8). The price was a bit more than some cheaper options but there's a reason this model is getting the reviews it is.. you wont go wrong picking it up if you find yourself in need of a CD-ROM. I'm not even sure we will ever utilize the DVD writing capabilities but regardless, I'm very happy with the purchase.
Cons: None yet - but it has only been a week. So far no complaints.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Headset
Pros: The package arrived in good condition. Things went downhill almost immediately after opening it though. See "Cons" for more.
Cons: The headset itself feels flimsy and cheap. I've bought headsets in a similar price range and have found them to be much sturdier. Both the microphone/sound wires are intermingled into one very thin and flimsy cord. The microphone was DOA so I cannot comment on how good or bad that is. Upon plugging it in I could immediately detect a drop in sound quality from my 4 year old Steelseries Siberias that only cost me a fraction more at the time (another sale). To put things in perspective I typically leave my windows volume and gaming volume around mid-level but even after turning them both to max I still heard less with this Fatality headset than I did with that particular set. I'd even place this below my even older set of Everglides that have begun to dry rot due to nearly being a decade old.
Overall I'm very dissatisfied and have opened an RMA to return them.
Other Thoughts: I would guess for the price a gamer who has never owned a mid or high level headset would probably not have issues with these but honestly.. I would suggest spending an extra 15 or 20 dollars on a better performing set. This was my first and most likely last Creative product.READ FULL REVIEW