Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse – Pass This One By

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The Sidewinder X5 is, at best, an entry-level mouse. It’s priced on the the low end of the scale, but even then it may not be worth your attention. 

This mouse is primarily for the casual gamer who needs a razer wireless mouse. If you need a mouse mostly for Internet browsing and working, or you play games more than occasionally, you probably won’t find this a good fit.

On the positive side, you can customize the gaming buttons to your preference. The mouse has five programmable main buttons, as well as two vertical thumb buttons that can be assigned macros such as frequently used game actions. It offers on-the-fly DPI change, which is a good feature to have. It’s always nice to get extra precision when you want it.

On the negative side, the mouse is rather bulky and awkward and is better suited for larger hands. It’s not particularly comfortable for long use.

The thumb buttons are rather poorly placed. Depending on the size of your hand and how you grip the mouse, you have to move your hand to press the buttons or you are constantly pressing the buttons accidentally. The scrolling is not as smooth as it should be, either.

Unfortunately, this mouse simply doesn’t have the natural feel and easy handling most people want from a gaming mouse that will see a lot of action.

All in all, this piece of hardware has a lot of annoyances that add up to a less-than-enjoyable mousing experience for many people. If you’re going to buy a new mouse, you might as well spend a little more money and get something that will truly satisfy your needs.

Here are some of the features of the Microsoft SideWinder X5 Mouse:

  • – 2000 DPI laser tracking engine for fast action
  • – Built to last – main button life rated to 10,000,000 clicks
  • – Instantly switch sensitivity between high (2000), medium (800), and low (400) with one click
  • – Five programmable main buttons
  • – Create and assign macros out-of-game using included software

Black & Decker RC3303 3-Cup Rice Cooker Review

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This compact rice cooker is ideal for small meals and side dishes for one or two people.  This is a solid, durable Black and Decker cooker that is easy-to-use, easy-to-clean and has plenty of power for fast results.

Product Details

•    3-cup rice cooker
•    One-touch operation
•    Automatic warming mode
•    Useful indicator lights
•    Glass lid
•    Removable non-stick pot for easy cleaning
•    Stay-cool handles
•    Measuring cup and serving scoop included
•    Holds three cups of cooked rice or 1.5 cups of uncooked rice
•    Product dimensions – 7.5” x 7.5’ x 6.6”
•    Shipping weight – 3 pounds

For healthy, tasty rice of all types this rice cooker is the answer.  This is an inexpensive kitchen appliance that may provide a lifetime of use.  Ideal for vegetable side dishes or just about anything else.

For three cups of cooked rice, add the dry uncooked rice in and carefully measure the cups of water.  Turn the unit on with one simple button and enjoy watching your rice cook.  It is recommended that if flavors or ingredients are added, the user should occasionally stir the mix.

When cooking anything in this rice cooker, the user should not be surprised to see the cooker switch to the warming mode.  This will warm the contents without over-cooking the rice or any side dishes.

The non-stick pot is easy to clean.  The user can count on easy food removal and easy cleaning by removing the non-stick pot from the cooker.
When preparing the rice, many users add the rice and then add the proper amount of water.  If the user lets the water sit before heating the mixture, the rice will surely be full and moist.  The flavors should be added and stirred after a few minutes of cooking.  The indicator lights will notify the user when the cooker is in the cook mode or the warming mode.

The Black & Decker RC3303 3-Cup Rice Cooker has a tempered-glass lid with a steam vent.  There are stay-cool handles to protect the chef or any hungry family members or friends.

Black and Decker has installed four stable feet so there is no risk of tipping.  This handy cooker sits easily on the counter or fits well on a pantry shelf.  This rice cooker is all about small, quick and tasty meals.  Enjoy yourself from beginning to end. Everybody eats healthy and smart. Author Gary Anderson

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Welcome to home of ebook author Gary Anderson. Because of the bad economy, three of my ebooks on Amazon are now 99 cents. This price will show up on the other ebook sites as well at some point. I urge you to buy my ebooks on the financial crisis because I believe they will show you root causes of the housing bubble as well as future plans for housing bubbles!

Many on mainstreet understand that the middle class has lost wealth, is low on cash, and is not the same as it was at the end of the 20th century. But in the 21st century, most Americans have no clue how the change happened and who is really to blame for the economic destruction. Many blame government. Many blame unions. Many blame baby boomers. Many blame grandma. But that is just part of the plan of those really responsible.

Speculation is killing our country. Speculation is the root cause of the ills of mainstreet and of the wealth of Wall Street. This speculative behavior must be reined in. I have a few ideas about how to do that and how the ponzi housing scheme was a very sophisticated type of speculation.

The first ebook, Ponzi Housing Scheme 21st Century,  has links for purchase here at most major outlets and Kindle. It is a must read. The other three will give you a greater foundation as to the economic and political forces at work, and how they are interacting. The fourth ebook, How to Fight NWO Economics is a must read as well as it solidifies points made in the first book.

If you are contemplating strategic default, the ebook, Personal Finance: Strategic Default, brings the moral implications regarding default front and center for discussion. And if you want to understand the Tea Party and the financial crisis, be sure to read Tea Party Meet Your One World Government.