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TP-LINK TL-WN725N  Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Small, does what it says with a stable connection 12/02/2014

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WN725N Nano Wireless N150 Adapter, 150Mbps, IEEE 802.11b/g/n, WEP, WPA/WPA2

Pros: Small form factor
Reliable connection/signal strength (in my home)
Plug’n’Play
Cheap price!
Build quality did not feel cheap, in other words I was not worried it would crumble in my fingers

Cons: None based on the product description and what was received, see 'other thoughts'.

Other Thoughts: The packaging and the listing are very clear, this is a N150 device. No lies or deceit there, but you need to know what your use-case requires. For web browsing, light gaming, and light streaming (youtube); this is fine. For streaming HD videos and heavy gaming (BF4), this won’t work as well for you and it will require you to tailor your experience to the speed of this device.

This is thing is great though for a simple PC such as email and browsing. It did work fine with the Skype call I made while on it, but that was at home using my ISP and home network.

If you have built in WiFi that is 802.11n or better, this may not be an upgrade for you. If you are working with a device that is 802.11g or older (or no built in WiFi), then this is a cheap option for you and will provide a nice boost.

I was tempted to post my transfer speeds from moving the Windows 10 Tech Preview iso from my home server and back to it, but those are dependent on my situation, home and network. It was not as fast as my 802.11ac or wired Gigabit connections (no surprise), but the speeds were better than what I ever saw with 802.11g.

All in all; 5 eggs for a device that worked quickly, had a reliable connection, and was capable of basic tasks.

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NETGEAR EX2700 N300 WiFi Range Extender Essentials Edition
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Worth your consideration... 09/26/2014

This review is from: NETGEAR EX2700 N300 WiFi Range Extender Essentials Edition

Pros: Setup was easy using the WPS method
Good range
Stable signal
Fast wireless speeds
Small size (in my opinion)
Includes an Ethernet port
N300 speeds

Cons: Nothing serious, just some minor things I noticed:
- Single band
- Wireless N (having an AC router, of course I want a match)
- 10/100 Ethernet port

Other Thoughts: I rarely use the WPS configuration options, but it was so quick and easy in this case I’ll start using them more in the future. Old habit has me configuring everything via the tool or web interface, I’ll be happy to break myself of that.

I installed this at my father-in-laws house in his basement. His house is anti-cellphone and anti-WiFi for the most part. So installing this in the basement covers some problem areas where I always lost signal entirely. This was a nice solution to that problem, it is a small device that can be tucked away in an outlet. I installed this in an outlet that was out of the way for him, which means this will last longer than expected.

This device worked right out of the box for me, no issues or challenges. The N300 2.4GHz speeds were stable and the signal was reliable in an area where that wasn’t true before. This thing isn’t a brick, it is lightweight plastic. Which means it probably won’t hold up all too well in a high traffic area where it could be bumped on a regular basis, so place it in a spot that meets your needs and that keeps it out of the way.

This is a handy little device; the price may be a tad high, setup is a breeze and the performance is stable and reliable. If you are in need of something like this, definitely add this to your compare list.

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SteelSeries Sensei 62150 Grey 8 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 11400 dpi Gaming Mouse
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Lots of options, not liking the feel though 08/05/2014

This review is from: SteelSeries Sensei 62150 Grey 8 1 x Wheel USB Wired Laser 11400 dpi Gaming Mouse

Pros: - Lots of options in the software: profiles, sensitivity, lights, LCD images
- Customizable LCD image (underside) and LED’s
- Smooth glide on any surface I tried it on (old desk, paper, mouse pad) and no noticeable skips or jumps
- The LCD underneath is also a ‘menu’ to customize your mouse or change your profile
- Is this for a Lefty or Righty? This mouse covers both and the buttons and software can be adjusted to suit either.

Cons: - It feels a little slippery to the touch
- The app is really slow to load on Windows 8.1
- Kind of pricey for a mouse given that it isn’t form fitted to your hand

Other Thoughts: Drivers not included: Is that a con? For some yes, but I can’t remember the last time I actually used the cd that came with a product. I always hit the website expecting a newer release to download.

General use and gaming was fine, no issues in BF4 or any other games I tried.

Prior to this I was using another gaming mouse (Razer DeathAdder 3500DPI), so I was very used to using a mouse made for a right hand. I noticed it more than I expected to. I can’t list this as a con since it is a personal preference, but I like the feel of a mouse made for my “hand”. The shape, angle, and the way they are formed is something I’ve grown accustomed to.

So... is it my primary device? No, it is not and that is due to personal reasons noted above. Despite the high DPI on this mouse, the physical items I noted above are keeping me away from this.

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