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TAMRON A011 AFA011N-700 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon Black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs What can I say!!! I really like it!! 12/30/2015

This review is from: TAMRON A011 AFA011N-700 SP 150-600mm F/5-6.3 Di VC USD Lens for Nikon Black

Pros: This is a very good quality.lens., It is light weight for a 600mm telephoto, Auto focusing is fast, faster than I expected. This lens is very capable of producing sharp pictures.
Great price for a lens with this kind of capability and quality.
Newegg is an authorized Tamron dealer, So Tamron's 6 yr warranty is valid.

Cons: This lens meets or exceeds my expectations, So I can't complain, No Cons!!

Other Thoughts: I did quite a bit of research on this lens and competitors lenses in this price range, The Tamron 150-600 is very popular, and I can certainly see why.
I consider myself to be an enthusiast level photographer. I know more than your average entry level photographer with a DSLR on auto settings, but I am by no means a pro. I use this lens on a Nikon D7100. You will need to use f/8 to f/11 to get the sharp pictures hand held. The Vibration compensation works very well, but this is still a long focal length. so any movement is magnified. The lens is at it's sharpest between 150mm - 450mm It begins to get a little soft after 450 or so to 600mm it still produces good quality pictures.just a bit on the soft side. Any lens of this type will have similar characteristics, If you want to do wildlife or sports photography without blowing the budget, I highly recommend starting with this lens. There are plenty of photos on line taken with this lens. If you search a bit, you can probably find some taken with this lens on your camera. When I bought this lens, Tamron offered a rebate. I received the rebate check less than three weeks after I sent in the paperwork.. I have never had this kind of good service with any rebate offer with any other company, I will definitely consider Tamron for future lens purchases. Newegg, as usual was also very prompt in shipping my purchase.

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iRulu V1101 5.5” QHD Android 4.4 Smartphone - MT6582 Quad Core 1.3GHZ, Dual camera, Dual SIM - Blue
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It's attractive : You won't be embarrassed to use it in public

Adequate battery: The charge lasted 2 days with normal use. Four or five calls and occasional browser use.

Price is right: The advertised price is good for this phone, better than comparable phones that I was able to find. You mat be able to save a few dollars if you look around.

Good reception: The antenna was a bit better than I expected. It's as good or better than most other more expensive phones that I have used.

8mp back camera and 5mp front: Much better than other phones in this class!
Additional storage via a micro sd card: Readily available online at low cost,

5.5” display : Nice size. Not to big, but big enough to use a browser.

Cons: Documentation is minimal and hard to read.

No OS upgrade path.: Android 4.4 is a good OS, but without the ability to upgrade it, your phone may not be able to run some future software,

Crapware: This phone is loaded with useless, irritating software and needs a good cleaning immediately.

Old software: PlayStore was so old that it couldn't access the current apps in Google play I had to search for the PlayStore apk online and download and install from the browser in order to use Google Play
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A bit Slow: some functions are noticeably slow. You can enter a phone number on the keypad faster than it will show up on the screen.

Other Thoughts: This is a decent phone for what it is. The processor is about three years old, and is considered an entry level processor, but the price is right. You will pay minimum of 3 times the price maybe much more to get current technology on an android phone.
The documentation isn't much. Fortunately, there seems to be quite a few of these phone in use and there are videos about this phone that can be helpful.
The warranty is for one year, however, if you return the phone after 60 days, even for defects, it will cost you at least 30% of the original price.
If your on a limited budget, or you have a habit of loosing or breaking phones, you might give this one a try.

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Securifi Almond+ Long Range Touchscreen Wireless AC1750 Router / Range Extender + Home Automation Hub (3 Minute Setup)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: It works as advertised, with some minor exceptions. Very easy to set up as a router or range extender
Well built and heavy enough to be stable on the desktop without being too heavy.
Very good WIFI range. I kept a usable signal out past 300 ft on my cell phone before it faded out, At 200 ft, no problems. This was through one wall only.
Good price, considering you're getting a nice router and automation hub
Apps let you control some basic router functions and WIFI devices over the internet.
Two usb 3.0 ports Allows you to network a printer or hard drive for network storage . The router can be configured as a DNLA server or Samba or FTP server You can also configure a VPN.
By default, the router is secured. It's not necessary to configure security settings

Cons: Documentation is minimal. A quick start guide consists of four sparse pages that basically tells you to plug the router in and follow directions on the screen. The web page has a slightly more in depth quick start guide, but it turned out to be for the Basic Almond, not the Almond Plus.
Two utilities, time and weather are still in Beta??

Other Thoughts: I first setup this as a range extender. A few taps on the screen and entering your router security code and you're up and running. The almond name extension will be added to your router name or you can create a new name. After typing the security code for your router the Almond showed up on all WIFI devices as a separate access point so you can choose which you want to log into. I like that as opposed to others that automatically switch to the strongest signal so you can't tell if you're connected to the router or the 'extender'.You can also unplug and relocate the 'extender' to another location without losing the settings. Connecting an ethernet device to the 'extender' is supposed to create a wireless bridge. It didn't work right off and took a bit of work to get it going. I had to go to a forum to find this info. Not a good thing for a device that advertises a 3 minute setup. It is also advertised as an access point! I'm not really sure why, Since it is a wireless router, it is an access point automatically.
Setting it as a router was also simple just tap the appropriate icons and you're there. The router even kept the name and access code that I had previously used. This router has been chugging along happily for awhile now. No slowdowns or resets. It does it's job well.
This is the router for the person that wants to set it and forget it and likes gadgets. A tech nerd that likes to configure ever setting will not be happy with this.
The router can also accessed through it's ip address to configure it or configure all of the home automation modules that you will want to collect. Setup for these devices is very simple allowing you to set on/off times etc, depending on the module.
I can recommend this router without reservation I only give it four stars due to lack of documentation and beta software

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Display Name: Steven H.

Date Joined: 03/20/07

  • Reviews: 38
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  • First Review: 01/28/08
  • Last Review: 12/30/15
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