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This review is from: D-Link Wireless AC750 Dual Band Cloud Router, 2x 5dBi Antennas (DIR-816L)
Pros: This D-Link dual band router is one of the smallest routers I have seen and I've tested many in the years I've been using the net. Support is top notch if you need service and typically support documentation and firmware updates are easily gotten from the D-Link web site. Set-up is fairly easy and plays very nicely with my recently acquired Samsung Smart TV. Netflix videos streams reliably but then again the TV is just a room over. Will test further when we temporarily move the TV downstairs when new carpets arrive. Google Nexus 10 tablet running 4.2.2 Kitkat o/s also plays nicely with this router but then there aren't too many ac devices on the market as yet which capitalize on the newer 802.11ac technology
Cons: I would have gladly paid more had there been similar models with either a cable or dsl modem built into the same unit otherwise this router has to site on top of my Verizon DSL modem. USB port appears to be 2.0 versus the more current 3.0
Other Thoughts: I have quite a bit of D-Link products and all things considered each and every one of them just perform flawlessly. I cannot think of anything bad to say about D-Link products....NIC cards, Routers, access points, ip security cameras, Ethernet powerline adapters, etc. They just perform as designed!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Coboc 6 ft. HDMI® A Male to A Male Cable (Black)
Pros: Finally saw this Newegg promotion and ordered a few of these spare hdmi cables. They can be routed easily since the material is fairly flexible but more importantly I knew they would be delivered quickly since Newegg had them in stock at their east coast warehouse across the river in Secaucus. What shocked me was the fact is I have never been a huge fan of Newegg Eggsaver shipping but this time the items were in my hand in less than 3 work days.
Cons: Nothing really bad to say about these HDMI cables. My other competitively purchased HDMI cables had thicker gage wire and were manufactured a bit better but at twice the cost plus shipping.
Other Thoughts: Looks like Newegg is actually reading these reviews and now has the occasional cable promotion. Kudos to Newegg!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: BUFFALO MiniStation 500GB USB 3.0 2.5" External Hard Drive HD-PCF500U3B Black
Pros: This is my first Buffalo product and I am very impressed with the build quality, performance, but more importantly portability. Quick research indicates Buffalo has been around for quite a number of years and is highly touted for its routers. Enclosure is of plastic material lending to it's ability to be mildly jostled and being manhandled.
When put to use and in operation it's almost alarmingly noiseless making me do "double takes" just to validate it is operational. The external LED on the case also provides a good visual indicator of drive activities however it's brightness is easily overlooked as a means of determining drive activities. It has USB3 which capitalizes on faster reads/writes and is downwardly compatible with older pc's and laptops is USB2. Drive sans cable is roughly 6 ounces in weight making it ideal for migrating extremely large files such as iso images, o/s backups, videos, mongo sized digital images, etc.
The supplied USB cable appears to be a non-proprietary cable (10 pin Micro-USB Type B) hence misplacing or damaging this cable while temporarily inconvenient is readily available from many third part cable providers.
Cons: This Buffalo HD-PCF500U3B External Hard Drive when formatted comes in at roughly 465GB of usable space typical of many "off the shelf" mechanical laptop drives. I do wish every vendor of products using hard drive storage would accurate advertise formatted space versus unformatted space...truth in advertising please?
Other Thoughts: This is my 2nd Buffalo product. I have a very old Buffalo router which to this day still performs reliablyREAD FULL REVIEW