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3 out of 5 eggs nice and good design But... 01/10/2016

This review is from: BELKIN BZ103050QTVL 5 Outlets 918 Joules Mini Surge Protector with USB Charger - 1A

Pros: 3 surge protectors outlets and 2 USB ports cant go wrong right?, wrong

Cons: USB ports on my older model are .5amps as well I keep looking and so far I only found one that says 2.1amps combined, whats with that how about detailing if they are both 1 amp or a 2amp and a 1 amp. I know smart phones all run on 1amp for better faster safer charging any more and damaged battery. I believe some higher end tablets need 2 amps, my kindle needs only 1amp. So yeah I am porting the cables through the plugs. the USB ports remain largely unused.

Other Thoughts: I still use the ports for overnight phone charges, since it wont hurt, IMHO, but otherwise I would prefer to upgrade to one designed to handle the smart phones at 1amp and maybe 1 for tablets that need more amps(properly marked of course else even I could screw up. I didn't realize I was running .5 amps until about a year ago...funny the things you learn. Better finding it somewhere with better detail or in store so you can read the back for OUTPUT of USBs

Turtle Beach Ear Force Stealth 400 Premium Fully Wireless Gaming Headset for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Mobile Devices (TBS-3240-01)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good sound quality- multiple settings: Bass boost, vocal boost, etc.
Great battery life- almost 15 hours as advertised and I use a longer cable that fits the settings of whats given (voltage) to use a 'pass through' if the battery is low since I only charge when it tells me its needs to
Wireless- I am able to hear the chat or movie up to other end of my house when I run to the bathroom or kitchen a good 10-15 yards
Comfortable- lots of cushion minimal sweat/heat when gaming none when watching movies and feels as if their not there
I use these mostly to watch movies and shows on my PS3 so the wireless was needed and the mic is removable, for me that was ideal.

Chat works perfect - just have to pop the mic into a hole and done, a little messing about to get it to not 'catch your breath' in the noise but it has the feedback so you can hear how you sound but not so bad as an echo as I have had in other pairs
All buttons needed in game or watching movies are on back of the right side perfect if your right handed.

Cons: No Virtual Surround Sound as advertised
The Bass and Treble boost can cause an echo effect.

Biggest nuisance is the BLINKING LIGHTS on the sides of the headphones. There is no way to stop it from Blinking if it was solid then I probably could have gotten used to it but it was extremely distracting when gaming, more so when at night it lit up the whole room every second and when watching a movie in bed it reflected off the white pillows. It blinks faster when unpaired but when everything it set up correctly it STILL BLINKS
TIP: BLACK ELECTRIC TAPE DOES THE TRICK (you also don't notice it as such a DIY fix being its black it blends into the surface)

Other Thoughts: My tech knowledge is higher in other areas but as far as sound and headphones I am average I did a lot of research before this purchase.

All buttons back right not so great if your a lefty, mic on left side

The master and chat volume is easily accessible but when I lay down I often move the volumes up and down by it rolling on the pillow but for the gaming experience this is no hindrance as I suspect most sit up while gaming, at least I do.

So, my set broke 6 months of heavy use because it is all plastic, though well built sturdy plastic, I was surprised it managed to get a stress line and break after only 6 months but i have been know to fall asleep with them on.

For a good pair of Headphones at 100 dollars or less it is a good purchase. Just tape the lights and be careful removing them from your head when it is fully elongated as I have a large head so I elongated them to their full length always and as expected the inside bars are not as sturdy as the shell but still well built for plastic. I will be looking for a reinforced pair this time.

Corsair Flash Voyager Slider USB 3.0 32GB, Capless Design, Plug and Play (CMFSL3B-32GB)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Faster than 2.0, and no cap to lose. 3.0
Average transfer speed on 3.0 is about 35 MB/s

Cons: Doesn't fit on large key rings, if you want true 3.0 speed then look at reviews on several websites

For Techs it can be formatted to FAT32 and NFTS for older Macs and Windows machines.


Other Thoughts: I misread the speeds when I purchased it. I was prone to Patriot because of my 2.0 Patriot XT drive but was looking at about 4 different drives at once. When I got it and tested it, I wasn't impressed, compared to 2.0 it is still faster and it will hit on average 20MB/s transfer speeds on a 2.0 port.

I didn't research reviews, I was going off of information that was 2-3 years old about 2.0 brands.


Brandon H.'s Profile

Display Name: Brandon H.

Date Joined: 02/10/09

  • Reviews: 6
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  • First Review: 12/26/09
  • Last Review: 01/10/16
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