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TP-LINK HS110 (Energy Monitoring)  Smart Plug, Wi-Fi Enabled, Control Your electric equipment from Anywhere, Energy Saving
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Pros: Ridiculously easy setup
Clear instructions
At no time did I think "What's Next"
It just works!

Cons: In the everyday operation of this neat little gadget I really can't think of or have yet found a con.

Other Thoughts: I had this plug out of its package and working within 5 minutes. The packaging is very neat, and took a few seconds to realize it was actually a slipcase type box, saved me needlessly demolishing the package. Small "getting started" leaflet enclosed, does exactly what it says. Download app to a phone, plug in the HS110, start up the app, add a device, search and find the device, give the device your wireless password and done. One of the nicest experiences I've had with a wireless device.

In operation you can hear a relay clicking over when the device is remotely activated/deactivated. Rather surprised me as I expected them to use a solid state relay, perhaps this is an energy usage concern or just a bill of materials concern. I don't know how much energy this thing uses when it is in its "device off" state and that may be something that a buyer should investigate if that is a concern of theirs. If you just want to remotely power something then this is the answer.

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Belkin F9K1015 N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender
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5 out of 5 eggs Minimalism rules 11/04/2015

This review is from: Belkin F9K1015 N300 Wi-Fi Range Extender

Pros: Small, functional, minimalist. It also does exactly what it says on the box!

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: This device is possibly the simplest piece of active networking gear I have ever installed. 3 steps, 1) plug in 2) connect a computer to the new network 3) when connected tell the Belkin which network to extend and enter the password for said network. That’s that!

I have in the past setup network extenders and they’ve been a little finicky but we’ve got there in the end, the Belkin, however, I’m confident my 12 year old grandson could connect it successfully. I will probably buy one of these for my son in law for Christmas as he has a large double garage that is just on the periphery of his house wifi with a low signal strength and one of these should bring it up to a more acceptable strength.

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CORSAIR RMx RM850X 850W ATX12V / EPS12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Power Supply
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Pros: Reserved good looks! Very quiet, actually silent under normal loads. Modular cables come with their own bag for those not being used. Warranty is for seven years, yes SEVEN years, a warranty period not usually seen on anything in electronics! Nice to see a manufacturer having confidence in their products and putting their warranty where their mouth is. The modular cables are long enough for most cases, and they’re fabric wrapped making them easier to bend. 10 SATA connectors and 8 Molex connectors, given this thing can provide 70.8A on the 12V rail it certainly has the cables to distribute it. 80 Plus Gold Certified, meaning that it is at least 80% efficient in terms of energy usage, note this certification does not apply when the PC is in standby mode. This thing could be used as a very effective home defense weapon, it is heavy, I mean very heavy!

Cons: I got nothing…!

Other Thoughts: I put this in my media server, fairly ancient (10 years old) overclocked Q6600 (3GHz) on a GigaByte P45 board setup. It is old but it has 12 HDDs internally mounted, these comprise 8 x 1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3s and 4 x 4TB Seagate ST4000DM000 and a 120 GB Corsair Force boot SSD running Windows 10 Pro under 4GB of DDR2. Coupled with a Hauppauge dual PCI TV card, two Highpoint PCI RAID cards and a Zotac GTX 8800S. As I said a very old system but one that can push the power supply. Well it did manage to trip the fan in the Corsair but only a couple of times when I had managed to max out the drive usage and the CPU. One curious thing, the PSU came with a black fiber drawstring bag, the PSU shipped in a fairly substantial box and the bag was shipped with it, the PSU was not in the bag. I don’t see a use for it, not unless they envisage you taking it out occasionally and putting it in the bag for safe keeping. Perhaps the only fault I can level at this supply is that it is expensive, but then you are buying a 7 year item with 80 Gold Cert., peace of mind is sometimes worth paying up front for.

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