Date Joined: 05/29/04
Overall Review: Great memory that fits well on mini ITX in a NZXT H1
Overall Review: Just a shout-out to MSI and Newegg for this great motherboard. I also wanted to let people know that it fits great in the NZXT H1 case. The onboard HDMI and display port get blocked by the case, but you're probably using a dedicated GPU if you're using the H1.
Pros: It looks nice.
Cons: I should add that I bought this through another retailer. That having been said...
This router will not forward ports if the terminating port number is lower than the incoming port number. I.e., you cannot forward port 443 to port 22. Yes, you heard me right.
Ridiculous! A $150 router that can't handle simple virtual servers?!
Not only that, the install was a royal pain! At first the router couldn't see my internet connection, even though the Internet LED kept blinking. So I powered the router off. Now it saw some sort of connection but kept insisting that I had a static IP from my ISP. Luckily, I work for my ISP and was able to get the netmask and gateway of my IP scope, but even THEN it didn't work.
Finally I rebooted my cable modem, which allowed me to get online, which then led to the infuriating realization that I can't forward certain port numbers.
Ugh! I'm returning this paper-weight tonight!
Overall Review: Seriously? $150 router that can't fully handle port forwarding? Give me a freaking break!
Pros: 1. Small, but not too small
2. Retractable cord
4. No visible laser (not really a con or a pro, but interesting)
Cons: It took me a while to pinpoint the problem but this mouse will wake your Mac OS laptop (I have a Macbook Pro) from sleep just by moving. Usually, for those of you who don't own a Mac, you need to click a button to wake your Mac. However, for some reason, this mouse wakes the laptop whenever it moves. Makes it a real pain because someone bumping into the table wakes my laptop up.
Overall Review: If you don't have a Mac, this is a decent mouse, IMO.
Pros: This tablet is excellent! Some people might tell you that the pad on which you draw combined with the pen tip leads to difficulty drawing (slippery surface) but I had no issues adjusting to it. The pen has an eraser on the flip side so programs like Corel Painter will switch to an eraser brush when you flip the pen over. Also, the pen has gyroscopes in it or something because if you use a brush in Painter, it can tell which direction the pen is facing.
Cons: One minor issue that I had is that the drawing pad began "peeling" within days of use. That is, I would be drawing, palm slightly sweaty, and when I moved my right hand I noticed that the pad stuck to it. The pad doesn't come off completely, it's bound very well at the top but like I said, with the right suction, it peels up. I called Wacom and they assured me that this is supposed to happen, kinda. Apparently, the pad wears out after lots of usage so they make it semi-easy to remove/replace. They recommended using tape to keep it from peeling if it becomes irritating. I've been using it every day since and it actually hasn't happened again (without applying tape).
Overall Review: Like the others, I would love to see this thing released w/o the mouse and all of the bundled software.
Corel Painter is an AWESOME program to use with this pad.
Pros: The sound quality is fine, my wife says she can hear me very well.
The battery life is fantastic. I only talk on this thing for about an hour a day and leave it on the rest of the time. I've only had to charge it for maybe 5 minutes every other day and I don't think I had to, I just did in case it needed charging.
The comfort is a pro and a con...sometimes it feels like I'm not wearing a headset at all but when I laugh or smile, it feels slightly uncomfortable.
Syncing is very easy, I just press the button once.
Cons: It feels slightly uncomfortable in my ear (I have small ears) when I laugh on the phone. But otherwise, it feels like I'm not even wearing it.
I'm not a huge fan of the button/switch on the headset. There's one button (kinda like a light switch) that you have to press down on to answer/hangup calls, it's kinda hard to do; reminds me of computer mice whose scroll wheels you can press.
This being my first headset, I wasn't aware that bluetooth headsets blink when they're on. Personally, I think it's annoying. Sometimes I leave this thing on my desk and the blue light is blinking every 10 seconds or so, it's distracting but not a big deal (especially since all the other ones do the same thing).
Overall Review: This is my first bluetooth headset and I'm using it with a Treo 700p.