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This review is from: NETGEAR WNDA3100-100NAR IEEE 802.11a/b/g, IEEE802.11n Draft USB 2.0 RangeMax Dual Band Wireless-N Adapter Up to 300Mbps Wireless Data Rates Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK), Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) 64-bit, 128-bit.
Pros: Good connectivity (like most 2.4 is better coverage than 5.0GHz.)
Coverage has been great, through an old plaster, main wall separating two houses. That is in both frequencies. It does heat up a bit with heavy use but unless you plan on DL'n a ton of stuff for a long time, w/o a cooler pad, you'll be fine. Even then, it just gets warmer.
Cons: None so far. Was on a GREAT sale. Can't beat that.
Other Thoughts: Purchased for an upgrade to someone using an older wireless G standard, and they've since noticed dramatic increases in coverage signal as well as speed and responsiveness. Works through a wall with 4 bars at about 25ft away from the user. They only use for watching online clips and movies, or web browsing. It works beautifully for that scenario. I only tried it with DL when testing after receiving it.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It is simple to use, compact but not TOO small, and has precise edges to scrape layers of the Mg off. Fun and useful tool.
Cons: First item had been in pieces, so it'd separate from the holder. Had to @fro-engineer it together with duct tape (or can use zip ties). There's no instructions to tell you what needs to be done to prep, but searching online led me to an answer quickly. You must scrape the black coating off the smaller rod b4 you're able to spark it. The black coating is to prevent oxidizing during storage. But these are all minor problems.
Other Thoughts: Overall, the item had done problems but nothing that made it non functional. It was simply different than shown. This difference is bc the smaller rod that sparks sits inside a groove on the holder, and it's possible mine could've broken in transit.
The vendor was EXTREMELY helpful, and offered to remedy the problem with the corrected item. This was received in sufficient time and quality. I am pleased with their service and products though... and will definitely shop with them for similar items as I use them up. Great customer service.
This review is from: Cooler Master NotePal X-Slim - Ultra Slim Laptop Cooling Pad with 160 mm Fan
Pros: - The design allows proper cooling while on a lap (due to the centralized fan placement).
- Seems to have a solid construction
- Actually cools your lap (still deciding if freezing my nuts off is good or bad... but it is great for the computer)
- The mesh and overall design of the mat displays cooling considerations from many different angles (It can pull air from different areas, even if placed on a blanket, though it IS impeded from this situation).
- No distracting lights
Cons: - The placement of the fan and the placement of my vents do not line up (ASUS K55N laptop).
- No speed adjustment (High/Low would have been nice, or High and Ultra).
- I personally like some discreet distracting lighting, but for the price, I cannot complain.
Other Thoughts: It cools the temps down roughly 10 degrees Celsius... and for an investment of under $20, it is WELL worth the money. I do not use the laptop for much gaming (as I have a PC for that), but I have used this for a few to test the power and it significantly reduced temps playing games like World of Tanks.
My laptop is mainly for school though, so I simply wanted a device to cool my laptop while writing and researching for long periods of time. I typically utilize a beanbag type hard top tray, so this cooler made a big difference when the legs were extended. Overall, I think it is a great product... and I would recommend one to anyone looking to cool their laptop for low cost. It is very sturdy and the legs are surprisingly strong (with rubberized feet). My laptop does not slide or move around one bit.
And at the moment, I believe there is a $5 mail in rebate. So you cannot go wrong with this product.