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This review is from: Hisense Sero 7 PRO M470BSA 7.0" Touchscreen Android Tablet NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core CPU 1.30Ghz, 1GB Memory, 8GB Internal Storage, Micro SD card slot, Mini HDMI Out, NFC, Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Pros: Speedy, right size for my failing eyes
Cons: Picky about the USB cable used with 3rd party chargers. I used a data USB cable with a 2.1A charger and the tablet barely charged. Switched USB cables to one that had the data portion of the cable disconnected and the tablet charged happily. So this tablet can now be charged using a car and also with a USB battery pack using the modified USB cable.
Other Thoughts: The box came as factory refurbished. Tried to get this on 2013's Black Friday Sale but lucked out this time with a rebateREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: USB 3.0 ExpressCard
Pros: Comes with a power adapter that plugs into the expresscard and has a 5V 2.5A output. That should provide enough power to drive a 3.5" hard drive USB 3 enclosure. 2.5" hard drive USB 3 enclosures should not have any problems with this card. Worked with a Connectland 2.5" hard drive USB 3 enclosure, didn't even have to use the power adapter.
There are other USB 3 expresscards out there, unfortunately they don't come with a power adapter so they can only be used with USB 3 card readers that require little power or some 2.5" drive USB 3 enclosures.
Haven't tested the expresscard with a USB 3 hub
Cons: The sockets for the USB 3 cables are tight, you're liable to pull the expresscard out of laptop while disconnecting cables from the card. Solved this by disconnecting the cable at the drive end.
Other Thoughts: Cheap and prompt delivery from the sellerREAD FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Sapido BRF71n Smart Wireless-N 3G/4G Router with USB and Built-in Power Adapter
Pros: If your android tablet or phone is storage limited, you can use this to serve your media (mp3, video, files, etc) wirelessly. I tested it with a FAT32 formatted USB thumb drive but hard drives should work too if they have their own power supply. Accessed the files using ES file explorer and played them on an android phone.
Cons: Instructions are confusing. They need a table with what the mode slider switch does with what connection. I'm still working my way through the combinations. I can't get the Sapido android app to connect after I upgraded the firmware to 1.0.61
Other Thoughts: I was looking at the Pogoplugs to do samba but this solution is better for me with the bonus of what else this router can do.READ FULL REVIEW