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Linksys WRT1900ACS Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router, Open Source ready, eSATA / USB 3.0 Ports
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs EggXpert Review - Linksys WRT1900ACS 11/04/2015

This review is from: Linksys WRT1900ACS Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router, Open Source ready, eSATA / USB 3.0 Ports

Pros: Setup was fast and easy. I re-used my old wifi name and password and all my devices automatically connected to the new router, even my Chromecasts which had issues with my old router, but seem to be working fine with this one.

My Chromecasts have not required constant resetting like they did with my previous router. This was my only real problem with my last router and now this router has solved that. Sweet!

I really like the user interface of the control panel. It makes finding what you're looking for easier than any other router I've used before, and just plain looks nice to boot. There is also a built-in speed test that doesn't take as long to run as an online speed test.

Excellent speed and signal strength, I would say I get signal about twice as far as my last router. I live in a small single story house, so it doesn't take much to cover my entire house, but I have a large yard and live a fair distance from the road and my signal reaches nearly to the edge of my driveway.

Cons: The only real issue I've had with this router so far is the day after I got it set up, I had to reset it because my wireless devices couldn't connect for some reason. After that one reset, it's been fine for the rest of the few weeks I've had it.

Other Thoughts: Requires some assembly, mainly attaching the four antennas. This isn't much of a negative thing, it's just not as convenient as my previous router which came ready to go out of the box, even with all cables pre-attached.

This router is much larger than I anticipated, and will not fit on the small shelf where my routers have previously sat. Still, nothing worth fussing about.

It assigned a different IP address to my NAS server. My previous router didn't change the IP address when I set it up, but this one did and it messed up all my connections to my NAS, which was annoying.

Seagate Backup Plus 4TB Portable External  Hard Drive with 200GB of Cloud Storage & Mobile Device Backup USB 3.0 - STDR4000100
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Good value for the storage capacity.

Small form and still lightweight even with 4 TB worth of platters inside.

Cons: No rubber feet on the case to keep the drive from slipping on the surface of a table or desk.

Average transfer speed using USB 3.0, but is slow when using USB 2.0; It seems to hang every 500 MB - 1 GB using USB 2.0, for some reason. During a 4.11 GB transfer it hung several times but seemed to have a much smoother transfer, or at least shorter hang ups using USB 3.0.

Other Thoughts: The hard drive case has a smooth, basic finish. Nothing fancy about it at all, but I like the simplicity, but I wish it had some rubber feet on the bottom to keep it from sliding around my desk.

As far as transfer speed goes, I tested it both using a benchmarking tool and a real-life transfer of a 4.11 GB folder full of various files, netting similar results. It averaged about 24 MB/s on USB 2.0, taking a little over 3 minutes to finish the transfer of the 4.11 GB folder. As I stated in the cons, it seems to hang up for several seconds about every 500MB to 1 GB or so. Transferring a smaller file would take at least 30 seconds, sitting at about 90% completion but no longer doing anything. The same file transferred over USB 3.0 took 2 minutes 46 seconds and averaged 27 MB/s.

For comparison, I tested it against a WD external hard drive, and the WD pulled off a nearly identical 2 minutes 46 seconds 27 MB/s transfer on both USB 2.0 and 3.0.

For what it's worth, it's not a bad drive, especially if you're using USB 3.0. But if your laptop or PC has only USB 2.0 ports, you'll be spending much more time sitting around waiting, and you may be better off looking for another external drive.

iRULU U8 Smart Watch Bluetooth Google Android and Apple iOS Compatible Music Play Photo Function Fitness and Sleep Tracker White
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I honestly can't say anything good about this watch. Nothing.

Cons: The watch looks and feels like a cheap toy you'd get from the dollar store for a child, complete with silicone wrist band. Cartoon characters not included.

The screen has bubbles in or underneath of it (after pulling off the protective cover for shipping, of course), and scratches very easily from even just touching it with your bare fingers. Not good for a touch screen...

It comes with a USB charging cable, but no wall adapter. It's also not a very long cord.

There is no magnifying glass included for the tiniest print imaginable in the instructions... then again, the instructions aren't even worth reading because of the terrible translation into English, unless you want to read it for fun. My favorite line was " can synchronize the phone book smart machines..."

Even though I was able to connect my phone via bluetooth to the smart watch, it still requires an app installed to your phone to view your messages. Good luck finding this app... there are three different QR codes you can scan, one on the watch itself and the other two in the instructions, that take you to downloads, but each code is different and takes you somewhere different. Two of them take you to different Chinese sites, and I'm not clicking on anything I can't read, and the other QR code tries to take you to the Android app but it either doesn't exist or the code/address is wrong, because it doesn't work.

I tried two units; The first one worked maybe 20 minutes max before it just stopped working for no reason. It wouldn't charge, it wouldn't turn on, it wouldn't do anything. So, I contacted Newegg and got a replacement watch, and this one actually did work for about 2.5 hours before it stopped working just like the first one.

Other Thoughts: In the package it comes with a short charging cable, terribly translated instructions, the watch, and a piece of metal that I'm really not sure what it's supposed to be used for. 2 out of 2 died within a short period of time. I can't recommend this product. All I can say is at least it's not expensive if you do decide to take a gamble on a working unit.


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