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Pros: - Solid construction
- Nice lens angles
- Easy Setup (see other thoughts)
- PoE or optional power supply powered camera
- Software feels premium compared to other manufacturers
- Mounting hardware and template included
Other Thoughts: I mounted this thing on the back of my house. Installation was a breeze and only took about 15 minutes. Once mounted I ran an ethernet cable to the PoE injector I was using. I used a TP-LINK TL-PoE150S PoE Injector and it worked great.
The red LED lit up and I was ready to set up the software. When using the CD, I could never get it to detect the camera. So i decided to access my router and find the internal IP address. I was able to access the software on the camera by punching in the IP address (similar to accessing your router). I then installed the TRENDnetVIEW Pro software. The software had no problem finding the camera and allowed me to configure a lot of settings (PTZ, etc). The software is really impressive and I was expecting something much more watered down. The software also easily detected a TRENDnet TV-IP851WIC that I had connected to the network. NICE!
Other than powering the device with an Ethernet cable via PoE, I wanted to try out the optional plug for an adapter. Oddly I had an adapter for a Netgear switch that matched perfectly (size, volts, amps) and gave it a shot. It powered the device up immediately and I was able to access the camera with ease. This is a nice added option for those that don't have a PoE enabled switch or injector.
Adjusting the camera is a manual task and is super easy. TRENDnet included a Torq screw driver to pull the weather proof dome off of the body of the camera and to make manual changes to the camera's position (panning and tilting).
I get good wide angles with this device and "night vision" looks pretty good. I don't think it's as far as what is claimed by TRENDnet, but still is far better than what I was expecting. Video quality it awesome and the ability to record direct to a share or NAS is a nice addition.
Overall this is an awesome PoE outdoor/indoor camera. The software is great for managing your cameras and the video quality is terrific. Nice job TRENDnet.
This review is from: Pantum P2502W Up to 23 ppm 1200 x 1200 dpi USB/Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer
Pros: - PRICE!!!!!
- Up to 23 pages per minute
- 1200x1200 dpi (impressive for the price paid)
- Wireless/USB connectivity
- Cheaper replacement toner carts
- Monthly duty cycle is 15,000 pages
Cons: For the price I paid for this ($24.99 using a promo code), there is absolutely no cons for this printer.
Other Thoughts: I saw this printer on sale from $34.99 with a $15.00 instant discount. Ummmmm YES PLEASE. At that price tag for what you are getting in regards to functions is crazy to pass up on. Even, never having owned an Pantum device or not even knowing much (nothing) about the company, this was definitely a great gamble to take. Even if the printer fails in a year, it still would pay for itself.
This thing was easy to set up and get connected to my wireless network. I used the included CD. I had it unpackaged and connected to the network in about 15 minutes. The drivers installed flawlessly and I printed my first few test pages effortlessly.
Some users complained that the printer is loud. I will agree upon warming up it gets a bit loud, but to me this can be completely looked over. This printer lives in my office and I don't have to worry about being quiet as a mouse in there.
Pros: - Fully Modular Cable Design
- Silent Operation
- Temp Controlled Fan with Zero RPM Mode (this is why this thing is silent, the PSU fan only kicks on when it's actually needed)
- 7 Year Warranty (who does that?)
- 80 PLUS GOLD Certified (any time something saves you money on energy the better it is)
- Quality Build Feel
- Some of the cables are shielded/sleeved
Other Thoughts: Overall this PSU is a solid buy. First of all the build quality of this thing is beautiful and well thought out. Using the temperature controlled fan, you'll hear next to no sound coming from this box. It. Is. SILENT. Granted the environment will determine the sound of the fan. If you keep you machine well ventilated (not in some darn 'computer desk, closed up'), then you will not hear this thing running. Of course the modular design is always a plus, giving the user the ability to "customize" their build.
The build I used to test this PSU is as follows:
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3 AM3+ AMD 760G + SB710 USB 3.0 HDMI uATX AMD Motherboard
Processor: AMD FX-4350 Vishera Quad-Core 4.2 GHz
RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866
HDD/SDD: AMD Radeon SSD Radeon R7 2.5" 240GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive
Video Card: EVGA GeForce 210 01G-P3-1313-KR 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Low Profile Ready Video Card (I used this because it was the only old card I had lying around the house other than SLI graphic cards).
Case: Some old case that I don't even know the brand of.
A lot of reviews mention that the cables are really rigid. I didn't seem to notice. Compared to my son's Rosewill ARC-M650, ARC Series 650W Modular Power Supply, this felt no different. Maybe I'm just used to "rigid" cables, but I never felt at any point something was going to break when installing and routing the cables.
This is the first Corsair PSU that I have had the pleasure of reviewing and I must say I am impressed. I've been a long time user of Corsair RAM so I shouldn't have been shocked with the quality of this product.
Overall this is a great buy and with a 7 year warranty, I'd say you are safe with investing in this PSU. What else would you expect from Corsair?
***At the time of this writing, Newegg has a $20 mail-in rebate on this puppy. Better act fast!