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iRULU Walknbook 10.1-Inch Tablet PC - Quad Core, 2-in-1 32GB Hybrid Laptop, IPS Display, Plastic Cover, Microsoft Windows 10 OS, Soft Detachable Keyboard With Stand - Grey
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Pros: Been mistaken for a Surface
Comes with a magnetic keyboard cover
Speakers are excellent (but underpowered)
Bluetooth 4.0
Crisp display
Can take microSDXC to 128GB

Cons: Charging is wonky (won't keep trickle-charging when battery is full)
MicroUSB port is for charging (doesn't come with a MicroUSB wall charger)
WiFi has major issues changing networks
Static in speakers when CPU/Flash is tasked beyond 50%
microSD card is permanently stuck in Read-Only status
Originally listed as WiFi+3g
No way to turn off screen without cover
Power button does NOT act as a Screen Lock
Front camera only works 1/5 times

Other Thoughts: While I like this device, I DON'T like the fact the 32GB internal storage is 1) that low and 2) fixed. I cannot update the tablet beyond the version of Windows 10 Home that came with it (tagged 27-APR-2016). The amount of RAM is sufficient, but the CPU can handle 64-bit instructions (it could take 64-bit Windows/OS).

The fact there was a period of marketing where it was advertised as having 3g built into the WiFi chip. That was cleared up by iRulu. I was not happy with that.

The near-constant static from the speakers when I'm trying to play a movie/game/youtube page is almost ignorable, but it's still something that doesn't happen with my Android phone or tablet.

Cortana is difficult to use without a bluetooth device but it is possible. She's actually pretty accurate.

The cover's touchpad is VERY wonky. Half the time it thinks I'm swiping from the right, which brings up Notifications/Messages. Most of the time you'll want to use the screen to scroll as the touchpad can't seem to figure out when you lift up and touch a different part of it. It DOES have a dedicated "left click" and "right click" area, but again, wonky.

These are a fault of Windows, but it could be a deal-breaker for many people:
The Camera isn't designed for low-light. Unless you're in a brightly lit room (strong artificial or daytime), the image quality is VERY poor. The front camera shouldn't be relied on as it seems no one at Microsoft can figure out HOW to have two cameras in one machine, or WHY anyone would want to have two cameras.
There is absolutely NO WAY to make even a single file on the SD card NOT read-only. Clearing the attribute does nothing as it's put right back. My account is an Administrative account. This is an issue whether it's formatted as exFAT or NTFS.

The screen is going to be scratched HEAVILY no matter how you use the device. I haven't taken off the second layer of film, and I'm glad I haven't. It is scratched to the point that it looks like I've had the thing for years when it's off, and it's only been used for just a few days (my Drive Manager didn't get me home on time, but I got home IN time). Invest in the company's Glass protector. Actually, buy them two/three at a time. The screen is great and shouldn't be blemished.

- 1 egg
Originally stated WiFi + 3g. I can't see that as a simple "error"

- 1 egg
Even cheap 'disposable' phones have trickle-charging. This device should as well

- 1 egg
There should be a workaround to treat the SD card as a SSD. This way we can actually use it to store apps on it and not fight the "read-only" war every time we try to install a program or store a document on it. The camera issue is a SERIOUS oversight if we're going to use this for videoconferencing or video calls. Perhaps having them detected as two separate devices would help?

If you go through my review history, I don't normally 'slam' items, but this one is just so... disappointing. If my last egg could be addressed, I'd be able to recommend this product to others. As the device is now, I simply can't.

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Corsair Force LE 2.5
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Pros: Fast
Reliable
Easy to migrate
Tools are useful and easy to figure out

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I am using this drive on a board with only SATA 3.0Gbs (SATA v2.0), and the tested speeds are exactly half of the listed (275MB/s read, 250MB/s write).

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TP-LINK TL-NC220 N300 Wi-Fi Network Day / Night Cloud Camera (White)
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3 out of 5 eggs Great on same network, soso accessing remotely 12/30/2015

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-NC220 N300 Wi-Fi Network Day / Night Cloud Camera (White)

Pros: Sleek
Quick-glance "is it working"
Six infrared LEDs for good 'night vision'
Standing, adhesive, or screw mounting - can even be installed overhead
Articulated pivot
Power adapter comes with extension cable

Cons: Extension cable introduces noise (high pitched) until disconnected
'Night' mode can 'stick' with strong, indirect light
Available software was unable to see camera
Articulation arm wonky - if you're not normally standing, it'll be a pain to position correctly
Firefox/Internet Explorer plugins only work fully when Fullscreen & locally connected (IP Address versus tplinkcloud.com)
Doesn't work with Chrome - this is a huge issue
Mobile app seems to only allow one device to be signed in at a time
Cannot change the user "admin" to anything else, just the admin password

Other Thoughts: From day one I have been speaking with TP-Link support. Emily has been a big help, but we were unable to fully resolve the issues I was having.
Initial setup required me to unplug my wireless adapter, plug my computer and the camera into a router without internet, and connect to the WiFi network that way. Once set up I could connect to the camera in Firefox & Internet Explorer (yes, I'm using IE in Windows 10), but not see video until I went fullscreen.

The mobile app was installed first on my phone (Android 5.x device), so i can always connect that way, but my tablet (Android 4.2.2 device) can only work in "Local" mode. I'm actually very happy with the mobile app, other than not being able to sign in with my tablet. There are times when the app refuses to load, but eventually I've had issues with EVERY app I've ever downloaded.

With beta software I was given during my Support Ticket, I can finally use the Camera Utility, but with no audio.

I can only recommend this device if you are interested in installing a system, and don't NEED this to work RELIABLY. I CAN recommend this for testing how and where to set other units up.

-1 Egg for inability to set WiFi access via WiFi
-1 Egg for both lack of Chrome support (which was not discussed in the Ticket) & inability to view camera via web. The issue is likely both x64 Windows and x64 versions of Internet Explorer & Firefox (issue has not been resolved - I stopped my claim when the Utility began working)

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Display Name: Joshua m.

Date Joined: 10/18/07

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  • Last Review: 05/01/16
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