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LINKSYS RE6400 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender
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3 out of 5 eggs An OK device 11/09/2015

This review is from: LINKSYS RE6400 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: Simple Setup using WPS. Press button on router, press button on unit, wait about a minute, 2.4 ghz is set up, if you have/want 5 ghz, just do it a second time.

Fast connection. I get the same speeds on the extender that I do straight off the router (59Mb/s down, 6Mb/s up), just a little delay in ping (22-26 ms on extender vs 5-6 ms on router).

Small, only takes up 1 outlet

Has gigabit port, nice if you want that. Can be set up to a switch for even more wired access.

LED light is not too bright

Spot Finder – lets you know if you’re in the right spot. Note: This is not an app for a mobile device, it is located in the “Wireless” section of the extender setup. You have to plug it in and set it up first, then it will let you know if you’re the right distance or not.

Cons: Log-in interface is messed up. It says use, which is the default for most Linksys routers, and is for mine. No big deal I thought, manual say go to, well, this brings me to the Linksys website, not my router (and I was hooked up through the extender). Finally got on by going to my router and seeing what the ip was for it then used that to log in.

Biggest con for me is it really does not extend my range. I am in a 1300 sq foot house, my router (Linksys WRT1900AC) is at one side of the house. I still get good signal at the opposite end of my house, but put the extender there since it was the furthest spot I could. It is all set up, and according to the spot finder, I am just to the right of the ideal spot (but still well within the green). When I go outside and start walking away, I lose the signal to the extender before my router. I still have 5Ghz from my router when I have lost all signal from the extender. So much for the extender extending my signal.

Default password for system settings is the standard Linksys "admin" and no prompt to change it, even on the first login to the extender settings (once you finally are able to get into it).

Other Thoughts: As another reviewer said, you may be better off just getting a really good router. If you’re stuck with the router you have for whatever reason, this may work for you.

A note on the networks, if you use WPS to set it up, it will copy the network name and password, but add “_ext” to the end of it, so you need to set up your device to use that new network. You do have the option in the settings to change the extender network to the same name as the primary, so you will get seamless transition with your current settings on your devices.

This being my first range extender to use, I have nothing to compare it too, but I have to say I am underwhelmed. No idea if it is better or worse than others out there, but for the money this cost, I was expecting better. The fact that the signal from my router (although one of the best routers available) goes further than this extenders signal is not a good sign. Maybe if I had a larger area or maybe a 3 story home with signal issues it would help, but for me this does nothing.

iRULU eXpro X1 7
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Fast little tablet. Handles most all games just fine. Movies (Netflix and HBO go) playback just fine.

Stock Android 4.4 Kit Kat with minimal fluff (just 2 apps from iRulu that can be easily deleted)

Full access to Google Play store

Wireless connects easily and has pretty good speeds (~38Mbps down, 6 Mbps up, wired speeds are 55/7)

Decent Battery life, standby time is a few days, in playing movies and such it lasts 5-6 hours easily. Gaming will vary, simple games don't use a lot of battery, more demanding ones do.

MicroSD support (up to 32 gb). I had a spare 16 gb card and it worked just fine. Easy to access and remove.

Seems pretty solid. Not sure how it would handle a drop, but does not feel like cheap plastic. I debated doing a drop test on it, but plan on keeping this.

Cons: Horrible screen viewing angle. Must look straight on for best viewing. View at a slight angle and all colors wash out.

Mine appears to have some kind of screen protector on it, but it has bubbles under it and I can't seem to get it off. Makes the display look very dull.

Occasionally tap responses are a little slow to respond, and touch response if off a little from where you actually tap.

When you first power it on, it has a long boot up and annoying startup sound (iRulu branding), but not something you have to deal with all the time.

Single speaker is on the back of tablet, poor sound quality. Even in a quiet room it is hard to hear, works better with headphones.

Other Thoughts: No idea what the 3G dongle is, it does not come with one so no way to test it.

For a basic tablet, it is pretty quick, but the poor screen on this thing kills any real value of that.

For a kid, this is a decent tablet, but for daily use for an adult, I would pass. This will be a birthday present for my 12 yr old daughter.

It would also be a decent tablet to travel with for just quick access to stuff and you would not care if it was damaged or lost.

Camera quality is what you expect from a 2mp rear/0.3mp front camera, yes it takes a picture, but not anything worthwhile. Works for video chats, but that is about it.

iRULU U8 Smart Watch Bluetooth Google Android and Apple iOS Compatible Music Play Photo Function Fitness and Sleep Tracker Red
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Connects easily with iPhone 6
Can make a receive phone calls from watch, pretty cool
Can listen to music on my watch
I get a lot of complements on how the watch looks (red model).

Cons: 2 handed operation. Time only shows when you push button on the side.
Rubbery watch band makes my wrist sweat.
Not fully compatible with iPhone (Apple BT protocol issue, not watch)

Other Thoughts: A neat little toy. If I had bought it, I would have returned it though.
My biggest issue is the 2 handed use to see the time. Just let me tilt my wrist and have the time show up.
The music sounded OK out of the watch, but sounds better from my phone (I carry it in my shirt pocket 90% of the time). Using the phone was kind of neat on the watch, but was a novelty that work off quickly.
No idea if it is waterproof, can not find that info anywhere.
Battery would last at least 12 hours with minimal use, drains quickly if using as music player on high volume (about 2.5 hours).
I am giving this to my teenage daughter to play with.


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