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Pros: *Acceptable charging performance - 62% actual capacity. 60% - 75% is the average to expect of any battery's actual capacity
*Actual capacity was 6,250 mAh (Charged my Asus Nexus 7 1st Gen (3,950 mah battery) & HTC One M7 w/ 2300 mAh) once each
*Solar Charging capable - sort of (manual doesn't go into much detail)
*Not too heavy and the case seems solid. Should survive light to medium impacts easily.
*Built in LED light is actually wider and slightly brighter than another portable battery that I own. Smaller & easier to use.
*Slim, so very easy to transport which I love!!
Cons: *Solar Charging isn't exactly explained all that well in the manual. I was under the impression that I'd basically never have to plug it in to a wall to charge it back up. To test the solar I left it outside in direct sunlight (per the manual) for 4 days. Both times I did this from dead to see how much it would charge. Both times the charge never got past 2 led's of the 4. If you plug it in, you'll see that the second led starts to flash which indicates that between 25 to 50% charged by the sun. But after 4 days? What gives with that? Am I doing something wrong or misunderstanding the purpose of the solar panels? Also it notes in the manual that the panels only provide 200 mA of power. It doesn't specify if that is power to the battery or to your device. Who knows. Regardless..200 mA isn't enough to charge a device or even save it from dying if that is what the Solar Panels are there for. Disappointed in the solar performance.
Other Thoughts: ZERO LEMON SUPPORT SHOUTOUT!! I had ordered it using Newegg's free shipping option. I eagerly awaited my package, but after 10 days and had gotten nothing I started to be a bit concerned. My neighbors aren't exactly the most honest lot and I wouldn't be surprised if one of them had gotten it and kept it. Unfortunately, both are kinda shade... to the left and right. Go fig huh. Anyway... I asked for help requesting another since I never got the first. I provided ZL with the tracking number and after a few days they sent me another and apologized for the error. Though I'm sure it wasn't their fault. They sent another, I got it in record time and GREATLY appreciate their prompt service. Just wanted to say thank you again ZL support.... they do care and that is a nice feeling to have.
With regards to the actual battery, for $20 it's actually pretty good. It's capable of charging two devices at a time and the actual capacity is acceptable. Remember, any battery you buy you at least want to see 60%+ of the actual capacity. Ex. 5,000 mAh battery should provide at least 3,000 to 3750 mAh of real power. Lower than 60% and you've got a horribly inefficient battery.
So with that said and the solar panel not exactly doing what I thought it would. (Again, I could be wrong here..user error) If you regard it as a regular battery you'll love it. It works just fine...solid construction and I do recommend it. Good Buy.
This review is from: TP-Link Archer T2UH AC600 High Gain Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter
Pros: *Stronger signal strength than my HP G7 Laptop
*Solid Reliability after 1 month of daily use in Office
*Very Good Range - 49m or 163ft from router before signal dropped to -73db
*Windows 8.1 & 10 instantly recognize this adapter and install the drivers seamlessly. Even during a clean installs it's seen right off the bat. Great for system building!
Cons: *WIDE... be prepared to possibly lose the adjacent usb port unless you use an extender cable. Desktop or Laptop.
*Does not work on 5Ghz Band - N only.
*During testing, signal dropped and device died... would not recover. I'll explain more below.
Other Thoughts: During testing, the only strange thing I noticed was while walking and measuring performance is the adapter seemed to die once it went out of range. Walking back within range did not recover the device. I had to reboot Windows 10 to get it working again. Unplugging from the USB 3.0 port did not fix it. However, once the system rebooted it worked great as always. So I'm not sure if that is a Windows 10 bug or a TP Link thing but thought it might be worth mentioning if someone were to buy this adapter for an older laptop and happened to move slightly out of range of their router.
Other than that, I used it in an office environment daily for a solid month and never experienced a problem on any OC i hooked it up to. From Windows 7, 8.1 or 10. It's been rock solid and my favorite adapter for all things wifi!! Don't think I'm going to give this one up for charity.... my friends will have to buy their own! :)
I'm convinced that as long as you have a quality router this adapter will get the job done. I give it an A-
Pros: *Excellent Power Efficiency - 23W @ Idle
*Quick - powers through everyday tasks with ample ease
*Inexpensive! @ 44.99 you just can't beat the value!
Cons: *Slight hiccups during heavy CPU usage such as during the Windows 8.1 install working on updates & program installation.
Made me a tad bit worried, did I choose the right budget chip for the job? After all was said and done though, never saw a hiccup again. After all..I was doing Windows updates & regular app installs simultaneous which pushed the chip to 100% usage. But after all was said and done.... flawless.
Other Thoughts: I'm very impressed with this little chip after completing 8.1 and putting it through it's paces for testing before delivering to my client. Power usage is excellent.
We paired this little guy with the following: Biostar HiFi A70UD3 Motherboard, 8GB GSkill Sniper Ram, LG DL DVD Burner & a Team L5 Ultra 120GB SSD powered by an Antec Earthwatts 380w 80+ PSU.
Power measurements were as follows from my P3 meter.
System Booting Up = Max Peaked 64w
System @ Idle = 23w
Watching Youtube Video = 27 to 36w
PeaceKeeper Benchmark = 43 to 50w
HD Video Playback = 31w
And opening apps, surfing the web, opening files.. incredibly snappy. With a pure hardware cost of just $200 you'll be surprised at how quick this little machine is. Excellent value. I think having a quality PSU does make a difference as well. Around this time last year I built an A4-7300 based rig for a client and saw 36w idle on a Rosewill 400w PSU that wasn't 80+ certified. TDP of both chips are the same so you'd assume closer efficiency numbers. Great little APU for the price. I'd def recommend for home or basic office / work duties. Will get the job done!