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TP-LINK TL-SG1016D 10/100/1000Mbps Unmanaged 16-Port Gigabit Desktop/rackmountable Switch, Metal case, Power-Saving
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Metal housing.


Internal power supply.

Plug-n-Play, no management or configuration required.

Auto-sensing ports, no worries about Ethernet terminations.

Runs quite cool and silently.

Power-saving features.

Cons: Connection LED indicators are not paired with each port, but are instead grouped into a display area off to the left side.

Price seems a bit high for an imported, 16-port unmanaged switch, but not unreasonably so.

Other Thoughts: I've been buying TP-Link products for several years now and have had excellent results, so is it just me, or has TP-Link crept their prices upwards since debuting in America? Not outrageously so, but this switch was more than I expected. Still, it does its job perfectly and I have no regrets in purchasing.

Netgear GS308-100PAS Ethernet Switch, 8 Ports - 10/100/1000Base-T - 2 Layer Supported - Desktop
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Great little switch, wonderful price 10/05/2016

This review is from: Netgear GS308-100PAS Ethernet Switch, 8 Ports - 10/100/1000Base-T - 2 Layer Supported - Desktop

Pros: Works flawlessly.

Metal housing.

Compact size.

Plug-n-Play, no configuration required.

Auto-sensing ports, no worries about Ethernet terminations.

Power supply not overly large.

Purchased for ~$20 on-sale, too good to pass up.

Cons: External "wall wart" power supply.

Port LEDs are very bright, a bit too much so for a home entertainment center without being distracting at times, although the switch itself functions perfectly in such an application.

Other Thoughts: This is a really nice little switch, no regrets in purchasing so far.

I've had some issues with a few Netgear products in the past (admittedly, around a decade or so past,) but this device is making those a distant memory.

I realize that hoping for an internal PSU in a switch this small and inexpensive is asking a lot, but when I review I do set high standards. The LED brightness is also rather nitpicky, but the two issues combined caused me to deduct one Egg. To me, a product should be darn near perfect to earn a full five Eggs, and this one fell just a tad short. Just doing its job isn't always good enough, in my opinion.

Vizio 65
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs Nice TV, too bad it was defective 10/05/2016

This review is from: Vizio 65" 4K 240Hz effective refresh rate LED-LCD HDTV M65-C1

Pros: Good price.

Great picture, when it worked.

Vizio name.

Packaged to ship, no damage upon arrival.

Cons: Defective upon arrival.

No refund of the cost to ship to you, caveat emptor.

Weak audio (which seems very common among all HDTVs these days.)

Other Thoughts: I've purchased literally dozens of refurbished items, mostly electronics, in the past, with very few problems. This one was a big disappointment.

At first, everything seemed fine, but once you started-up the TV, at some point half the screen would go out and turn into a pixelated, jumbled mess. It might take 1 minute, or an hour or more, but at some point it would happen. The only remedy was to completely shutoff the TV and start over. After doing this, often the TV would run for several hours or even all night without re-occurring, but the next time you'd start it up, same issue. In my opinion, this TV was already a defective return which was boxed up and sent right back out, hoping the next customer would just live with the defect. After shelling out that much cash, no way.

Newegg never batted an eye at accepting the return, but the downside was we were out the original shipping charge (about $100,) so it was a pretty expensive trial-run. My days of trying refurbished TVs are at an end, at least ones I can't box up and return myself until I get one that works. I've been a very loyal Newegg customer for over 10 years now, and in the past I've been treated fairly and felt valued, but this deal left me feeling taken advantage of.


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Display Name: John W.

Date Joined: 03/15/05


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