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TP-Link RE590T AC1900 Touch Screen Wi-Fi Range Extender
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5 out of 5 eggs Easiest Setup I've Come Across 06/17/2016

This review is from: TP-Link RE590T AC1900 Touch Screen Wi-Fi Range Extender

Pros: Received the item and within 5 minutes of unboxing it it was completely setup and added impressive range to my existing wireless network.

I tested this at my parents house also because they have a linksys wrt1900acs wireless router. The wifi network gets a little spotty outside their house. I set it up inside their shed with minimal signal coming from the wireless router and this performed like a champ. There was little difference in the speed connected to this vs being inside their house next to their router.

It has a lot of features, most which are not useful to the majority of the population but for some they can be useful.

Out of all the wifi range extenders i've reviewed this one is by far the best. Setup was super straight forward, it was stable in terms of performance and it performed wonderfully.

Cons: I cant really think of any. I didn't run across anything that I had issues with and was just generally impressed overall with the performance and ease of setup.

Other Thoughts: It is a bit on the expensive side but considering how well it works i would have no problem recommending this to a client. The ability of it to work seamlessly with any router and minimal signal is impressive. Overall this extender is well worth the price and it's something i'll probably hold on to or give to a family member who needs it and not worry about it cutting out or having mediocre performance like others i've reviewed.

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LG PH550 Minibeam LED Projector with Built-in Battery and Screen Share 1280 x 720 up to 550 lumen DLP 100,000:1 Bluetooth (with Speaker) MHL
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Pros: I’ve reviewed another similar projector in terms of form factor and features and the LG one blows the other one out of the water. It is far superior on all fronts.
The projector is bright, I played around with the projector in a 200 person capacity room adjusting the lighting to suit the environment.
In a full light environment with the projector plugged in a 7 foot diagonal screen was easily visible for a powerpoint presentation. It was impressive given the size of the projector and that it is only 550 lumens.
For viewing a movie I needed to turn off the lights directly over the projector screen and at that point it was no longer washed out looking. With all the lights off the color and picture was truly vibrant.
It is full of features, the digital tv tuner is easy to set up and it works fine. It would be a little challenging to do all of this without the remote but it is possible. The remote is a key feature of the projector. The remote makes moving through the inputs and making setting changes easy.
I also used the projector to play a few games of Wii bowling and it worked wonderfully for that. Throughout all the testing I was using a tripod for the projector stand.
It is quiet. The fan is no louder than your average laptop fan and even with that being said it’s still impressively quiet. It was silent relative to the other mini projector that I reviewed which sounded like a mini jet engine when running.

Cons: The little integrated speaker is rather weak, in a pinch it would be usable for something like a presentation in an office environment or sounds to accompany a game like Wii bowling. Otherwise you can use the ability to broadcast sound over Bluetooth or the headphone out jack.
It is not possible to get the same level of brightness while unplugged. I assume it’s for battery conservation but the end user should really be able to keep the brightness at whatever level they would like and not be locked out software wise.
No zoom, the screen size is directly proportional to how far away you are. It would be nice to have a little adjustment in terms of a zoom.

Other Thoughts: Overall this is an impressive projector. I can’t see taking off any eggs for the above mentioned cons. It would probably add another hundred or so dollars and increase the size of the unit significantly to implement any of those things. For what you’re paying for this device you are getting a substantial projector which would be useful for moderate home or office use. I could see it being useful for essentially anybody that needs to use a projector.

It is a great projector and if I run into any issues down the line with it I’ll update the review.

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Netgear XAVB5421-100PAS AV500 1-Port Essentials Edition Powerline Kit with Pass-Thru Outlet,up to 500Mbps
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Pros: Plug and play. It really is that simple.
I live in an apartment from the mid 60's and the wiring is old. Some of these do not work well and have to be reset frequently.
I have been using this set for the past 3 months and It has yet to have to be reset. I get speeds that match that of being connected directly with the router in terms of outside connection speed. It is a vast improvement over wireless.

The added pass through port is nice in terms of still being able to use the plug.

Cons: I almost want to take off one egg for the size of the adapter. Depending on the outlet it will block both of the plugs. It's almost enough to take off an egg but otherwise it's not an issue.

Other Thoughts: If you can dedicate a full outlet to having this plugged in with potentially a power strip plugged into the port it's not a bad solution. It works great and I'll update the review if for some reason I run into issues down the road but it really is just plug and play. It works and it is that simple. For the price it's a great buy if you're looking for an alternative to running wires or wireless.

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