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Pros: I was very pleased with this vendor. They were speedy and efficient with shipping, I received the product exactly as described, no fuss no muss.
I know Apple is very totalitarian about their peripherals and cables and whatnot, but if this isn't a genuine Apple product I honestly can't tell. It works perfectly with my iPod Nano 4th Generation, my wife's 5th generation iPod Nano, and with her iPhone 4s. Now that she has the iPhone 5, of course, it won't work with that.
Cons: None.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I love cooler master products and I've used them in all of my builds. They're great basic, sturdy products for good prices. You can go with Noctua if you want something super-powerful, big & flashy but Cooler Master gets the job done.
My dad's business computer needed some more cooling and I just needed some cheap 120mm fans for his Antec mid-size case so I picked up these guys.
Cons: One thing to be careful of: these are 4 pin fans. I wasn't careful and I thought that meant they used molex, but they actually connect to the four-pin fan connections on the motherboard. Big mistake. I had to go buy some adapters, so do be careful before you purchase that you have the right connections in your computer for these.
Other Thoughts: These aren't flashy, just black and basic. No red or blue LEDs, no 8 million RPMs, but they get the job done and if you want something unobtrusive, then go with these.
They are a little bit loud, but nothing bothersome. If you want a silent build, then don't go with these.
This review is from: TRENDnet TPL-308E2K Powerline AV200 Nano Adapter Kit, Up to 200Mbps
Pros: Clearly a well made product and I'm sure it would work in most cases but in my case, my parent's house probably has too much bad wiring for this product to work.
Good quality materials, looks nice, very small and unobtrusive. I was very pleased to see that it came with two ethernet cables as well. Too many wireless products don't give you enough ethernet cables out-of-the-box, which I think is ridiculous in this day and age. I mean, a cable is what, a few bucks at the most? I was very pleased that I didn't have to drive up to Best Buy and drop $20 on their overpriced cables.
Cons: When I got this offer from Newegg I thought it would be the perfect product for my parent's house. You see, the way they have it laid out, the modem and router are both on the ground floor and then my mother has her computer in the basement. She gets a pretty weak signal down there even with her fairly powerful wireless card. I thought that this would provide faster and more stable connection for her but it turns out installation was anything but simple.
My only real complaint with the product itself is that the instructions are not easy to understand. I followed the instructions as closely as I possibly could and after an hour, I'm sure I installed everything correctly, but the directions just aren't straightforward enough.
I tried everything from plugging these little guys directly into wall sockets, into power strips but no matter what arrangement I had and no matter how many times I tried resetting them and connecting them again, I just couldn't establish a connection for my mother's computer.
I can only conclude that their house has some bad wiring in it, which makes sense because they did recently move into this place which has a rather DIY finished basement with what looks like some pretty shoddy electrical work. I detracted one egg for what I considered to be a confusing instruction manual that could have used some more editing and simplifying.
Other Thoughts: I wish that I had the ability to really test this product but for now all I can say is that my test-home wasn't up to the challenge. I will write a follow-up review if I can manage to get this product to work at some point in the future.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: William O.
Date Joined: 06/25/09
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