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NETGEAR R7800 Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
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5 out of 5 eggs The Best Router I've Ever Owned 07/29/2016

This review is from: NETGEAR R7800 Nighthawk X4S AC2600 Smart WiFi MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Pros: Two USB3.0 Ports and an eSATA.
Excellent Range and signal strength.
Great wireless speeds.
Speeds on the connected storage devices was very good.

It is a good looking router.
The finish doesn't attract finger prints.

It has the option to turn off the LEDs! Thank you, thank you, thank you! The blue LEDs on my old router keep me up at night! More routers should have this option. And it is just a simple switch on the back of the router too! Love it!

It runs DD-WRT, but you have to download a compatible DD-WRT build from the beta's section. The router isn't "officially" supported by DD-WRT, yet. But the beta build worked just fine for me and was perfectly stable. The only thing that doesn't work is the wifi LEDs.

Cons: The stock firmware was a little unpredictable at first. Wifi signal wasn't the best, it was actually worse than my old ASUS RT-AC66U. But after a firmware update, the Netgear started working like a charm.

I'm not a fan of the stock web interface. And I definitely don't like how hard it was to get to the point of just configuring the router manually. Having to go through the Genie thing was annoying. But I don't like most stock firmwares, which is why I almost always use DD-WRT instead.

Other Thoughts: I really can't take off any points with this router. The stock firmware isn't perfect, but does the job well. This router will be my main router for a long time to come!

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Silicon Power 32GB Elite microSDHC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 85MB/s (SP032GBSTHBU1V20NE)
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Pros: The card reaches its rated speeds in my testing, or at least close enough.
It has a lifetime warranty.
Comes with the adapter to I can use it with my camera.
Easily fast enough for 4k recording using my camera.

Cons: None really.

Other Thoughts: The warranty on something like this is kind of pointless, IMO. Yeah, it is nice that this has a lifetime warranty, but for the low cost of this item I wouldn't even bother using the warranty. If this ever breaks, I'm just buying a new one.

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Corsair Gaming K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard, Backlit RGB LED, Cherry MX Speed RGB
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4 out of 5 eggs A good upgrade to the original K70 RGB. 05/19/2016

This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Mechanical Keyboard, Backlit RGB LED, Cherry MX Speed RGB

Pros: I don't think it is necessary to go over all the features that the K70 RGB is already known for(great build quality, RGB lighting, etc...).

The main thing we are interested in here is the MX Speed switches. And I have to say I like them. They are closest to Red Switches, IMO. I already had a K70 RGB with Red Switches, and these Speed switches seem very similar. The main difference is I do not have to push the key down nearly as far on the new Speed switches. This leads to much faster typing, as well as a lot less typing fatigue when typing for long periods of time. Of course this also leads to the obvious faster reaction time when gaming. The Speed switch is definitely my new favorite switch type.

The other improvements are minor. The long keys, the ones that have the extra metal supports under them, are definitely a lot quieter on the new K70 compared to my old K70. Especially the space bar. And my old K70 is only a few months old, and the keys were always loud. The new K70 with speed switches is much quieter.

The addition of a USB pass through is also very nice to have. Though USB3.0 would have been nice.

Cons: The biggest con I have is that I have to install a second Corsair software on my computer to manage the keyboard. This is the same complaint I had in my original K70 RGB review. I already have Corsair link installed, I see no reason that the keyboard and lighting control couldn't be integrated into one program. Now I have two Corsair logos running in the system tray. There really is no excuse for this. This is the only reason I took an egg off of the score.

The other minor complain is the space bar. I don't like the ridges. It doesn't fit with the rest of the keys. I would have liked them to include a second space bar that was smooth, like they included extra ridges keys, so I had the choice of either smooth or ridged.

Other Thoughts: I'm glad they didn't do what some other keyboard makers are doing and include a headphone pass through. I have always found these useless. The headphone cable always gets in my way, and most of the time you have to plug the keyboard into your speaker ports in the back of your computer. My speakers are already plugged in there. If I want to use headphones, I use the headphone port on the front of my case.

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Display Name: Jeffrey F.

Date Joined: 04/05/04

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