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This review is from: Minecraft Baby Sheep 5-Inch Plush
Pros: It's soft and cute. Great for kids that love Minecraft.
Other Thoughts: I bought this as part of my son's Christmas presents, my girlfriend bought him a whole variety pack, and didn't realize it came with a sheep too. The sheep from the variety pack was larger, with this one being much smaller, but it's fine because now my son has a 'baby sheep' for his 'mama sheep'.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This motherboard looks very nice, a sleek black design with gold/yellow (copper?) accents that reminds me of Burt Reynolds and late 70's Trans Ams. Now all it needs is a cowboy hat and a manly mustache.
There's a yellow LED stripe running down the back side of the motherboard, under the I/O panel. It looks nice but won't be very noticeable after you start populating the PCIE slots.
Has USB 2.0, USB 3.0, and USB Type C ports, which should cover all the peripheral bases past, present, and future.
The Ultra Durable PCB is quite sturdy, and the extra support for the PCIE slots complete the overall rigid feel of this board.
Cons: No DVI or Display Port for the integrated GPU, only a single HDMI port.
The HDMI port for the IGPU was DOA. It's either that or the IGPU itself is, but the HDMI port seems more likely. It's kind of hard to test it out though without any other connections.
The UI in the BIOS isn't terrible, but it isn't that great either. The mouse pointer suffers from significant input lag, and moves around slowly which would have been a real pain if I didn't have adjustable DPI on my mouse, but even then it's still too frustrating to use the clunky mouse input and I'd rather just rely on the good old-fashioned keyboard arrow keys.
Other Thoughts: The BIOS settings are great, and range from the simple point-and-click performance boost which automatically overclocks your CPU, to detailed options that will please even the most hardcore of enthusiasts.
I think the GA-Z170X-UD5 TH deserves a chance, although I see there is a Rev 1.0 avaliable now, which has additional IGPU outputs (other than a single HDMI port) among other things that this board could benefit from. I'm only giving this one 3 eggs, mostly due to the clunky mouse in the BIOS and the dead IGPU HDMI port with no other connector options, forcing me to use a video card even if I didn't want to (At least I had one laying around I could use).
Pros: In the box, there is installation hardware included, consisting of a few screws and some drywall anchors, as well as a drilling template. Also included is a torx wrench for removing the dome to adjust the camera, which is handy if you don't have torx screwdrivers in your tool box.
If PoE is not avaliable, a 12VDC 1.0A adapter may be used to power the camera.
Video quality is adequate and is just as good in darkness as it is in light. The camera's night-vision reaches very far. I am able to see approximately 50 feet with it in nearly complete darkness.
The free mobile app is easy to use and allows you to quickly view multiple cameras and take snapshots.
Using the camera through your browser is very simple, straightforward, and gives you complete control over motion detection and recording features.
Cons: There is no 12VDC 1.0A adapter included. The camera is really intended to be used with a PoE connection, but it would be nice if it included everything even for those who do not have PoE capable devices.
Video resolution isn't all that great to make out much detail past 10-15ft.
My installation CD was already scratched when I removed it from the sleeve. It wasn't bad enough to have any negative effects, though.
The free mobile app doesn't allow you to record video; You must buy the "full" version to do that.
TRENDnetView Pro software doesn't seem very intuitive for establishing a connection to your camera(s).
Other Thoughts: I seriously can't figure out how to add the camera through the included TRENDnetView Pro software. I'm not sure if I'm just simply overlooking an important step in setting it up or if the interface of the program is not nearly as intuitive as it should be for setting up a connection to your camera(s). I searched all the dropdown menus and looked at everything I could. I have read the instructions included in PDF files on the installation CD, and tried following them step by step, but when it comes down to it, I cannot add the camera because the option remains greyed out. It keeps giving an error message about not being able to connect to the server even though I have installed and started the server as well. I just can't get it to work, I will be contacting their customer service but I haven't done so yet at the time of this review.
I only tried using the camera through Google Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers. They require an additional download to view the camera's stream and it doesn't seem to work for Chrome, at least. I have not tried Firefox, Safari, or any other browsers so I cannot say which ones it will and will not work for.
Video quality of the camera is pretty decent, but as I stated before it's not the greatest at showing detail at anything past 10-15ft. The night vision is awesome though and I am able to see the entire front of my house from the camera's placement on the corner in nearly complete darkness (there are no nearby streetlights). That's about 50 feet from where the camera is located to where the night vision runs out.
I like the free mobile app and the browser access gives you complete control over the camera, but not being able to figure out the TRENDnetView Prosoftware after hours of troubleshooting on my own and reading manuals is frustrating.
Oh, speaking of manuals, the paper manual that comes in the box isn't very detailed, and just shows you how to initially install the camera to get you started. The PDF manuals included on the CD are much more detailed and very resourceful, but there must be something I'm missing since I can't get the software to work properly.
Overall, it's still a good quality and very solid security camera for your home or business.