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IRULU X1s Basics & Beyond 7 Inch Android 4.4 KitKat Tablet with GMS Certification,1024*600 HD Resolution, Quad Core RAM 512MB ROM 16GB - Pink
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: For simple web browsing and games this little tablet works okay. Does not compare to it's a Google Nexus 7 but for the price it's pretty useful.

Read below in Other Thoughts what uses I found for it.

Sturdy construction.
Dual cameras are as expected with a lower MP count but totally usable. Just don't expect to use for high quality family photo's or nature shots on vacations.

Games my kids like such as Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, and Plants Vs Zombies work just fine.

Picked up 32Gig Samsung and SanDisk SD card with no issues. It's nice that it's easy to insert and remove since it's not under the case.

Buttons are tactile and feel nice when clicked. Not smushy like some.

Cons: LCD Screen only works well in landscape mode due to the polarization. What I mean if you have it in portrait mode it messes with your eyes because 1 eye sees clearly the other sees another image. This is due to being an older cheaper LCD technology.

Not crazy about the button placement for volume and power, but again works if planning to use primarily in landscape mode.

Biggest issue for me is how long it takes to start up and the loud obnoxious intro animation. I actually think the load time of the animation slows the boot time. Close to 3 minutes before it's usable.

By the time it boots up fully my fully charged battery dropped to 96%

Battery drains quickly even in stand by.

Less than 2 hours of play time under moderate load.

Impossible to see screen in sun light.

Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a tablet for your car there are tablet mounts that power off your outlets. I tied mine into the phone for a larger GPS screen. Worked pretty good.

It's also cheap if taking on a vacation where you don't want to take your $1000 laptop for looking things up when you don't want to use your phone or need that bigger screen.

Also good for use in costumes. We just built a costume where we needed a screen so it looks like there is a beating heart inside. Worked really nice for that.

G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Mech Gamer 09/30/2015

This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches

Pros: First off let me say I already own a Corsair K95 RGB mx Cherry Brown and K70 Red mx Cherry Blue so I have something to compare this to all running on Windows 10. I'm not new to mechanical keyboards or lighted keyboards. Features are almost identical to K95 (less Gkeys). But this keyboard has nice surprises.

Keyboard is awesome so hear goes...

Size wise it's fairly big. Bigger than the K70 and practically the same size as the K95 due to the metal railing around the edges.

Colors look great but don't expect 16million colors or truly accurate colors. Like all RGB keyboards I've tried you have to play with the RGB intensities to get them just right. (no true white)

Browns are the best for gaming from my experience. I like the blues but browns seem to be give better scores on games when requiring faster reflexes. You can feel the bump but not annoy your chat friends with your constant clicking.

Open sided keyboards are awesome for keeping them clean and free of debris. Just blow or brush the crud away.

Metal construction feels nice, stays put.

Visual volume on keyboard is nice touch.

Like having the USB pass-through on the back along with the analog mic and headphone jack. I used to use wireless headphones but they get annoying when receiving interference at large parties so analog is great.

CTRL, ALT, TAB are larger on the left side of the keyboard which actually helps.

Game switch to disable the Windows key is great idea, but also not too necessary since you can remap those keys for a gaming profile which i did.

Key mapping is a great idea for using the Window / Caps Lock / TAB, etc that are not used normally to a functional key. Been happy with this idea.

G keys are not obnoxious and come in handy if used right. Replace Gkeys with custom keys for gaming and are very easy to hit with your pinky finger.

Multiple profiles are amazing. I have a reddish profile for dark and night, and brighter blue for day.

Firmware upgrade through application.

Wrist rest is well made and not flimsy.

Cons: Firmware and software still a bit confusing but gets the job done. Wish there were more profiles to chose from. The key lights go super bright for a moment during initialization and upgrades. No way to get the keys that bright through software.

There is no "true white" color. On this keyboard they white looks a bit pinkish. Colors bleed from key to key a bit so choose your colors wisely. Not knocking an egg off for this because i think this can be fixed via a software/firmware tweak.

WASD keys a little too curved for my pleasure. Would have rather just had them textured and not so curved.

Not a fan of the cherry mx color bleeding under the keys, but this is all cherry keys. Because the base is black it's not overly annoying.

Like all cherry mx keys only the top portion of they keys are really lit and the rest get light from some reflection and refraction of the clear plastic underneath. I've replaced the WASD keys with metallic versions for a better look and usability.

Other Thoughts: Larger than I might have liked but looks cool and very strong.

If you get clear o-ring dampeners you get a better feel and light dispersion for the keys in my opinion. I like the 1mm clear o-rings for accomplishing this. (May have to double up)

Brightness the same as Corsair basically.

There is not a BIOS switch like the Corsair for older computers (pre 2005) so this may not work but I have nothing to really test this on.

Watch out if replacing some of the keys since they are different sizes.

TP-LINK TL-WA854RE V1.2 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, Wall Plug design, One-button Setup, Smart Signal Indicator
  • eggxpert iconEggXpert
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: First off this device is extremely easy to setup through WPS if your router has it enabled.

Since I wanted to extend my WiFi out side from an upstairs router to downstairs outside. All i had to do was plug the device in upstairs next to the router. Press the WPS button on the router, then button on the front of the device. After the light flashed all good, all i had to do was unplug the device and plug it in downstairs.

Easy push button setup.
Reset switch if all goes wrong.
Signal meter is nice.

Cons: Cannot really knock it for anything. Works just fine.
I guess it could have external antenna support, but why?
Lights are a bit bright for a person trying to get sleep in a dark room I suppose.

Other Thoughts: Used others similar to this device and coverage is about average. There are so many factors when using WiFi including your area's WiFi saturation, external interference, building structure material. but I have no issues going through thick rock walls.

I use my phone and a WiFi signal device to determine optimal outlet placement.

I find anything under -80dBm on 2.4ghz is the limit on this device.


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Date Joined: 02/20/04


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