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This review is from: APC Black 10000 mAh Mobile Power Pack M10BK
Pros: Very nicely styled and about the size of a Samsung Galaxy Note phone.
Has a very nice On/Off button, and a 4 segment LED to show charge statue
Thinner and much lighter than some comparable Power Packs
Has both a 1 amp output port, and a 2.4 amp output port
Cons: Price is about twice what you would pay for another brands comparable power pack
Will charge a standard smart phone about 4 times if down to 25% power, or a standard tablet twice if down to about 25% power
No wall wart included, though it does have a charge cable. I found my charge cable to be specific to this device, it would not work on other power packs. This may be an issue for some people.
Charging status LED's are not the most accurate in the world, I prefer to have digital readouts whenever possible.
No carrying bag to tote this around
Other Thoughts: This is a nicely designed power pack with a few quirks. It works well, but it would be nice to have an included wall wart like an Iphone adapter to charge the unit. Granted you can use a standard USB charging port, but a lot of folks don't have an extra charger.
It's a nicely build unit, and very clean looking, and lighter in weight than most, but the cost factor just takes away from a five egg rating. A good four egg rating, but there are better buys out there.
Pros: Size-nano size means less protrusion from USB port
Price-Price to performance ratio is good
Installs easily on Windows 8.1 ( see cons for Windows 7
Connectivity LED is easy to see
Can reach advertised 150Mbps speed if close to router
Good for General web surfing duties
Cons: Single 2.4Ghz mode only
Nano size with small internal antenna means shorter range
To get to work with Windows 7, had to download driver from Manufacturer web site
Bandwidth at moderate range is limited
Not so good for large file transfer or streaming of video files, look elsewhere if this is your intent for this adapter
Other Thoughts: After trying this little adaptor out for awhile, I don't have a lot of bad things to say about it, but by the same token, unless you have a specific need for a single channel adapter, there is not a lot of good things to say.
Yes it does work as intended, but range and bandwidth are going to suffer because of it's small size. Do not expect this to function as well as the internal adapter in a modern day laptop, because it just won't. Where this little adapter comes into play is if you have an older laptop that you want to add wireless N to, or if you have a desktop that's relatively close to your router that you want to add Wireless N to for web surfing.For those cases it will work well.
At it's price point, and the market that it should be intended for, it is a nice little Wireless N adapter. For someone with
a router that transmits in both 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz bands, it's not something you would want to consider with all the dual band choices out there.
I will give the TP-Link TL-N725N adapter a good solid 4 star rating for what it is and what it can do, but the end user will need to decide if they can get by with limited range and bandwidth just to save a little space in a USB port.
The opinion expressed in this review is strictly my own for having used this item for a period of thirty days. I am neither compensated by NewEgg nor the manufacturer for performing this review.
Pros: Built with top quality components and heavy heatsinks
Platinum qualified rating (90% efficiency)
Extremely quiet even under full load
Flat modular cables to make your build very neat
Cooling fan test switch so you can prove to yourself that the fan does work (it only turns on when needed)
Corsair Link software to monitor hardware
Rock solid stable voltages even under load
Power draw at startup and under load well within reason for a PSU this size. At the wall wattage reading was no more for this 750 unit than the 600 watt unit it was subbed for. That is efficiency.
Corsair 7 year warranty..darn good reason to buy this
Cons: Not really complaints if you do your homework and know what you are buying, but:
Price...do you really need to pay this much money for a 750 watt Platinum rated PSU? Some would say yes, and I can't argue with the quality of the built and the warranty, but maybe a few bucks less would make this an optimum buy.
Size...primarily length...this should be considered for a bottom mount type case only. Besides..as heavy as this unit is, you wouldn't want it at the top of your case anyway.
Other Thoughts: Corsair presents a very sturdily built PSU in one of the best appearing boxes I've ever seen. I honestly felt I was unboxing a quality stereo amplifier (and darn near as heavy).
Top notch heatsinks, Japanese caps and some of the best onboard components I've seen in any power supply make this a real workhorse. Now does everyone need it, probably not. But if you are a gamer or designer driving some serious video cards or overclocked CPU's and GPU's, this is what you want for your build.
My only advice to Corsair would be to try to make the price on this line a little more reasonable. Given the choice on a customer's build to use this PSU if it was $30 or so cheaper, and another brand of unit, I would put this in the customer's unit for peace of mind knowing it was built to last.
This is definitely a 5 Egg rated PSU and a high quality component by Corsair.
Display Name: Michael R.
Date Joined: 09/28/02
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