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This review is from: BUFFALO WXR-1900DHP AirStation Extreme AC 1900 Gigabit Dual Band Wireless Router
Pros: HAS A VERY NICE FLAT WHITE APPEARANCE
THREE REMOVEABLE ANTENNAS
FULLY SUPPORT DUAL BAND WIRELESS WITH AC SUPPORT
EASY TO CONFIGURE INTERFACE
DUAL CORE PROCESSOR WITH ENOUGH MEMORY NOT TO SLOW IT DOWN
DESPITE WHAT ONE REVIEWER WROTE, THE ROUTER IS WALL MOUNTABLE. THE HOLES FOR WALL MOUNTING ARE CONCEALED BY THE REMOVEABLE SIDE COVER
FULL GIGABIT SUPPORT
QOS IS EASY TO CONFIGURE
Cons: PRICE IS WAY, WAY TOO MUCH
YOU CAN BUY TWO CHEAPER ROUTERS AND HAVE MUCH BETTER COVERAGE FOR THE PRICE OF THIS UNIT ALONE
AC WI-FI ADAPTERS ARE STILL IN THEIR INFANCY AND REALLY DON'T OFFER ANY SPECIAL BENEFITS OVER STANDARD ADAPTERS, SO ALL THE HYPE ASSOCIATED WITH AC BAND ROUTERS IS JUST THAT...HYPE
DESPITE BEING MARKETED AS AN AC ROUTER, IT REALLY HAS NO MORE RANGE THAN A STANDARD N900 TYPE ROUTER. IN CERTAIN CONDITIONS MAYBE EVEN LESS.
Other Thoughts: I honestly had high hopes for this router being what it was claimed to be after reviewing so many AC class routers that just didn't deliver the goods. It was substituted for my tried and true Buffalo N600 AirStation running DD-WRTsoftware for the past month.
The signal coverage throughout my home is about the same. The bandwidth is about the same, and range is about the same as my three year old N600. Even using the AC band with USB 3.0 AC band adapters, the signal was no better with the router than the old tried and true N600.
Now the router and the AC band adapters did connector at higher speed, but it gave no more range for downloading, streaming, or file sharing.
I am not sold yet on AC band routers being the next big thing as so far, none of them live up to the advertised hype.
This router did fare a little better than the older N600 as far as gaming, and being able to handle that better, but not by a whole lot.
In truth, I would probably just invest in a couple of nice N600 or N900 dual band routers, and maybe a Linksys dual band range extender, and save myself some money in the long run. These new AC routers from any of the companies putting them out are just not a big improvement or worth the extra money they are asking.,
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.
Display Name: Michael R.
Date Joined: 09/28/02
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