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LAVA HD-8008 Outdoor Omni Directional HDTV Antenna
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1 out of 5 eggs It doesn't work as it should... at ALL! 05/25/2016

This review is from: LAVA HD-8008 Outdoor Omni Directional HDTV Antenna

Pros: - None proven with this specific purchase. (See Other Thoughts)

Cons: - Only receives 3 channels
- Signal booster that comes with the device is dead and renders 0 channels when connected

Other Thoughts: I don't know much about LAVA's brand but I can tell you I will never purchase an item again by this manufacturer. I bought this item because about 17 channels face a certain direction at my house and another 20 face close to the opposite direction. Omni-Directional sounded awesome. It sounded awesome. I originally had a GE attic antennae in my attic but then swapped this one out. I was getting 17 channels in the direction I had the GE antennae facing. Connecting this one gave me 0. I rescanned and still 0. I removed the booster and was able to get 3 channels. Don't get it twisted. I adjusted and scanned. Re-adjusted and scanned. To no avail. Unfortunately, we had just bought a house and I didn't have time to think about sending this guy back, so now it's in the box and will be sold as a non-working unit locally. The GE antennae is still going strong and I only need to adjust it or move it when the NFL season is upon us. Don't waste your time or money on this item.

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Transcend 16GB Compact Flash (CF) 400X Flash Card Model TS16GCF400
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5 out of 5 eggs Great speed for a great price 05/25/2016

This review is from: Transcend 16GB Compact Flash (CF) 400X Flash Card Model TS16GCF400

Pros: - Fast
- Never get a busy warning on the camera (even when rapid shooting)

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I would totally recommend this item to any photographer that is photographing high speed events (sports, weddings and even children). Great price for the quality of the item (purchased for my wife).

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TP-LINK Touch P5 Wireless AC1900 Touch Screen Gigabit Router
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5 out of 5 eggs Beautiful Design and a Great Router for the Price 05/10/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK Touch P5 Wireless AC1900 Touch Screen Gigabit Router

Pros: - Beautiful Design
- Super Easy Setup (using the touchscreen
- 3 External Antennas for great range
- 2 Year Warranty
- Dual Band
- QoS Handling
- 1x USB 3.0 and 1X USB 2.0 Ports
- Can be used as a Router, Wireless Access Point or Repeater
- Runs Cool
- Wall Mountable

Cons: - None

Other Thoughts: I couldn't wait to get my hands on this item to tinker with and then review. First off, my Netgear AC1750 router started having to be reset everyday until it just stopped working. Second I have reviewed many TP-Link devices and know they are great quality. And third I had just purchased the TP-Link Archer C7 to replace the dead NetGear router.

This thing is really sexy. I love the texture on the chassis of the router. I think TP-Link spent some time designing this router to be like a piece of tech art. The touchscreen sits nicely in the center of the device and looks great exist the router's curved body. Again, they really tried to make this thing look great and they did a great job doing so. The graphical interface will remind you of a smartphone (think iPhone) with it's grid layout and square icons. It even has a lock screen when you wake it up to display an analog or digital clock.

The setup on this thing was simple. I think it was up and running in 5 minutes.The interface is very easy to use and the touchscreen never missed a finger touch or swipe.I thought the Guest Network was nice as it is set up to change a numeric password daily. You simple walk up to the router, wake it up and get the Guest Network password for the day.

Performance wise this sexy gal delivers as expected. You get 3 large antennas that cover 10,000 square feet of house, TP-Link claims. I had no issues having the router in my network closet on one side of the house and getting a good connection on the opposite end of the house (16,000 square foot home). The speeds locally are consistent and I haven't seen any packets dropped. I've moved some large dummy files to the server and the speeds were as to be expected using AC1900. The wired connections are solid as to be expected from Gigabit.

Others have complained stating the device is really large, but I think it looks great mounted on my wall. It reminds me of my Nest thermostat (purchased from Newegg). It screams IoT! I think we will see more and more devices such as routers with touchscreens for ease of use.

I reviewed many items from TP-Link and I have to say they do not typically disappoint and this router is great and looks great and definitely doesn't disappoint. Great job TP-Link.

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Display Name: Chad P.

Date Joined: 03/14/04

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