1. There's little wrong with the Taiwan cards. They're just very slightly smaller and have bad rep.
2. There's likely to be some slowdown, but you won't notics unless you do a side by side comparison with an original. SD cards just aren't fast enough
Eh, it all depends on the card, I have seen some cards made in Taiwan that handled better than most Japanese made cards. Though Japanese made cards tend to have decent build/performance quality all around while its more of a gamble with cards made in Taiwan.
It costs a few cents more than the other 2GB Taiwanese Kingston: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16820134478
This one costs a few cents less, but it's more popular, a 3 time winner, but this is probably the one that might cause slow downs and crap (Don't hold me to this statement). It's model number is: SDC/2GB
Notice the KR at the end of the model number. What exactly does this mean? I have no clue. I assumed it stood for Korea but that makes no sense since it says Made in Taiwan. But whatever the reason, the one with KR at the end is the better one, so buy it if you're shopping at newegg.
@Sicklyboy decent soundbars do give *some* surround effect but this isn't surround and it doesn't try to be, so it's nothing more than ordinary stereo speakers put into a plank form factor which is bigger than separate speakers would be and not any more convenient since it's only stereo anyway. and you pay extra for the oversized case with nothing inside it
@The Real Jdbye, sure, my AKG headphones give a bit of a surround effect too because they've got a great fucking sound stage despite being stereo by nature lmao. But yes that's my point exactly. The only benefit to a sound bar is they generally "just work" (except for when they don't)