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This review is from: [Upgraded Version & All Smart Ports] Anker 2nd Gen Astro3 12000mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger with PowerIQ Technology for Smartphones and Tablets such as iPhone, Galaxy S5, iPad Air, Mini
Pros: Lots of capacity
Lots of smart ports
Cons: The slightest movement turns on that stupid light. You don't have to "shake it", merely tapping it lightly turns it on
Other Thoughts: I thought the light wouldn't matter, and it doesn't seem to discharge it, but when it is in my case with everything else, it seems to always be on when I merely reach in to grab something else and is really distracting. They could have required something more to turn it on, or even put a switch to disable it or something.READ FULL REVIEW
Lots of connection options.
USB drive capability.
Switch to change role
Cons: Busy, garish UI. Lots of menu levels, animations, and junk.
Other Thoughts: It isn't quite in OpenWRT yet but there is a GitHub tree that allows installation (you need a USB stick). It has a few glitches since it is "off tree" but generally works if you prefer that. to the busy, complex UI.
That said, if you can just configure and forget, the UI won't be an issue.
It is a worthy competitor to the TP-WR703 with twice the flash memory, and similar capability.
I have to give it 4 eggs for the value, but I was originally gong to give it 3. Like a car with a great engine but bad exterior.
Pros: Does everything including M-Disc and triple layer BluRay
Cons: Not the slimmest
Requires 1.6A so needs 2 usb ports
Not the fastest
Firmware upgrade recommended (on mine - CW01->2)
Other Thoughts: A lighter, thinner one that uses one USB port might be better generally, but if you need to burn special discs, this is better.
M-Disc recommends upgrading the firmware to CW02
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