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This review is from: LINKSYS RE6400 AC1200 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender
Pros: This does exactly what you'd expect it to do and that is extend the range of your wireless router. The setup was extremely simple using the WPS button and up and running in less than 5 minutes. It looks elegant and does not cover both electrical outlets.The range is great, about the same amount as my router.
Cons: Without settings on the devices, this was not automatically connecting to the extender when I would go closer to the extender and further from my router. I would have to switch to the extender automatically. This is really not a con as far as the extender goes but just be aware if your devices are not automatically connecting to the extender even though you may be in the same room with it.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a great extender and so far the reliability has been the quality I would expect with a Linksys product. With the WPS setup, this makes it simple for someone with little to no tech knowledge. The range is great for such a small device and the elegance of the unit makes it suitable for any room.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This would be great for travel or for small children due to its size and affordability. I have used it for a month and didn't expect a lot from it at first but it has done a decent job at some of the day to day tasks I mainly use it for which is browsing, reading e-books and videos.
The touch screen is very responsive and typing is a joy on this tablet. Everything is very snappy and feels great while using it in portrait or landscape mode.
It does have a front and rear facing camera which is a plus but they are not the type of quality that you would expect on a tablet in 2015. This is a great savings and drives the cost down while still having them both available.
The stand-by battery life has been great. This tablet must be running a modified (Vanilla) version of KitKat because it seems to turn everything off due to small amount of battery drain.
It comes with both a data cable and charging cable, both which do charge the device. The screen also comes with a cheap plastic protector that I recommend leaving on until you get a better screen protector due to the reviews that state the screen scratches easily. The speaker is on the back and I have left this at the highest volume but definitely recommend headphones.
The wifi signal picks up an extra bar than does my Galaxy Note 3 from the same distance which I was pleasantly surprised to see. I was able to use it a short distance further which was nice.
Cons: This tablet is more like a toy than a tablet considering what's available. The viewing angle is pretty much for head on use and the screen brightness at max setting is still pretty dim so outside viewing will be non-existent.
The camera (both front and rear) are very pixilated, washed out and just out of date for this day and age. It's ok for a child and maybe to take a picture to remember something but other than this, the camera is not completely useless but not that great.
Battery life is average at best when using the device. It does a great job in stand-by mode but while pushing the device it drains pretty quick.
Other Thoughts: My review is based on price vs functionality.
For a child, this would be an inexpensive tablet that will help them learn and be able to keep them occupied and although the specs look great, this tablet has some very cheap parts to drive the cost down. I would have happily given this to my daughter when she was a child as her first tablet.
I took it with me for travel and it was great to be able to watch videos and browse the internet. It was bigger than my Note 3 screen and easier to take along than a 10 inch tablet so I find great use of this tablet especially considering the price.
Bottom line is this is a budget tablet and functions as one so keep that in mind.
This review is from: G.SKILL RIPJAWS KM780 RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard - Cherry MX Brown Switches
Pros: The key remapping is a great feature to see in the software and the possibilities programming macros is endless thanks to the software.
Another nice feature is the headphone and USB port in the back of the keyboard. I have always made sure to get headphones with long cords in the past but this makes it a lot less of a hassle to have to worry about that. Even though I mainly use wireless Logitech wireless headphones I do find that I have to plug them in and always have had to use an extension coming from my tower. This is a nice feature to have on the keyboard.
The inter-changeable WASD gaming keys are pretty sweet. Using them for gaming worked out great and you being able to change them back to regular keys with the tool supplied is fast and effective.
Cons: The main issue I had with these was installing the newest firmware and having it not complete. I thought I had a bricked keyboard after uninstalling the software multiple times, removing registry keys and trying to flash the firmware through safe mode. I ended up calling G.Skill and after talking to a guy that answered the phone and running through about 30 minutes of tests he gave me RMA authorization but the next day I wanted to try one last time to get it working. Here is all I did and it worked! I installed the software on another computer, flashed the firmware and bingo! I brought it back to my gaming computer and it has worked fine since. Please try this because I spent a lot of time trying everything and even tech support couldn't solve the issue but it was that simple.
The other issue I see is the user manual. it is very basic and very simple. I didn't get a lot of information online either about changing the color schemes and how to set them up. In the end, I just played around with everything and learned it on my own. It would be nice to see more details even if it is through the online help. I haven't checked lately so maybe there is more information now and honestly this is a very minor issue.
Other Thoughts: If you want a keyboard that performs great and looks absolutely amazing then this is the keyboard for you. At first I was surprised to see the MSRP price but it has came down a lot and definitely within a gamers budget because we pay top dollar to have the best and this is truly a nice keyboard that I have truly enjoyed.READ FULL REVIEW