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Iview iView-900TPCII 9
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs First Time Budget Tablet or For Kids 12/08/2012

This review is from: Iview iView-900TPCII 9" Dual Camera Super Slim Capacitive Tablet PC

Pros: Affordable since I only paid $89.99 (regular is $179.99?), capacitive touch screen is a big plus!, light weight, and decent battery life. Comes with USB and AC power charging cord, so you're set to go.

Cons: Graphics and colors are sub-par, single core CPU and low memory is lacking and shows when using certain apps or CPU intensive utilities like Avast Antivirus, wireless chipset or antenna lacks the oomph it needs to maintain strong connections (as compared to my Samsung Galaxy S3 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0), and there's no where to chill my beer.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my son (6 year old) and I knew what I was getting into, so it wasn't a big deal. This is still 10x better than the piece of scht. MID M729 I bought a few weeks before from eBestDeal4U here on Newegg that arrived defective and subpar even to 3-4 year old Android smartphones (which I promptly returned for a refund). As long as you buy it on sale and understand what you're looking at, it's not a bad device.

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MID M729  Blue 7
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Cheap: for the price it rocks.

Light: Very light!

Small: Compact. Even came with a case.

Available in Pretty Colors!: Makes it easy on the eyes.

Cons: Durability: Cheap - as in poor quality. I don't need to elaborate much. Just imaging a piece of flimsy plastic. Yeah. That's what I just bought. You want one? I'll sell you mine. Half price.

Screen Unresponsiveness: Horrible response. Must use provided stylus. Does not respond to fingers, in fact, probably never intended to be used with fingers. A table that doesn't use your fingers for input -- WHA??! Complete garbage.

Screen Brightness: Too dim to be practical. Use in a dark room, I guess?

Screen Color and Vibrance: Horrible. Worse than a Gameboy Color of the 90's. Don't expect much beyond basic email. Everything looks almost like EGA from the 1980's.

Battery Life: Horrible. Drains faster than an ex-wife drains your retirement savings.

Other Thoughts: The idea of a cheap and portable Android tablet for basic use is nice, but what the Chinese have done is mass manufacture cheap garbage and pass it off as quality products. Would you eat cardboard at a restaurant, no matter how cheap it was? Well, same thing here. Long story short, don't waste your money on garbage like I did. I wasn't expecting much, thinking I'd buy a disposable Android tablet for the kids to abuse, but even I was disappointed!!! My advice? Save your money and buy a Google Nexus or Samsung Galaxy Android tablet!

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TRENDnet TPL-304E2K Powerline AV Adapter Kit with Bonus Plug Up to 200Mbps
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Easy to Use. Works Great Plugged Directly! 10/14/2012

This review is from: TRENDnet TPL-304E2K Powerline AV Adapter Kit with Bonus Plug Up to 200Mbps

Pros: Just received this a week and a half ago, but didn't have a chance to rewire the house until today. I was other using Homeplug AV devices of different makes and I wanted to unify them, so I bought a set of two (four units total) the other day when these babies were on sale for < $40 shipped. They work great when plugged in directly, depending on where in the building. Overally, very easy to use and setup using the "sync" button.

Cons: They performed poorly on power strips or surge protectors, and also in some parts of the house. This has absolutely nothing to do with the device! This has to do with the electrical wiring in the house, which just happens to be krah-pee. Can't blame the device. The other Homeplug AV devices I had before had the same problems.

Other Thoughts: The manual doesn't explain how to quickly and easily configure it for pros like me. The "dumbed down" instructions were too dumb and time consuming. I bypassed the instructions and figured it out myself in a few minutes and had all four units working throughout the house in under 5 minutes.

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Jeph Y.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeph Y.

Date Joined: 04/24/04

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  • First Review: 08/02/08
  • Last Review: 12/08/12
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