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TP-LINK TL-NC220 Wireless Day / Night Surveillance Home Security Camera Motion & Sound Detection 300 Mbps Wi-Fi Expansion
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Pros: Lightweight
Comes with a very long extension cable
Can be used as a wireless extender
Includes WPS push button for easy network setup

The camera setup from the Android app was fairly easy to follow using the included quick install guide. You have to create an account with TP-Link during the setup process. During the setup process, the firmware is detected and updated if needed. Both the Android and iOS apps don't have many settings. You can change the camera name, turn the LED light on/off, adjust the volume, and check for firmware upgrades. It also tells you the camera model, the wifi network it's connected to, the wifi strength, its IP address, and MAC address. In live feed mode, you can record video, take a snapshot, mute/unmute volume, flip the screen upside down, change between night/day/auto modes, and change resolution (640x480 or 320x240). The pictures and videos are stored within the app itself.

You can log in from a computer by going to tplinkcloud.com. You can view a live feed. The settings only displays the camera name, model, MAC address, and its IP address.

In order to set up motion sensor, you have to log into the camera itself using its IP address (your internal network). The interface is very similar to any TP-Link router and has many features. You can view a live feed of the camera, giving you options to adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation, adjust resolution (640x480 or 320x240), take a snapshot, record video, flip or mirror the screen, adjust between day/night/auto modes, zoom in/out, adjust volume, and view in full screen mode. You can change network settings (DHCP vs. Static IP, PPPoE enable/disable, UPnP Port Forwarding enable/disable, Bonjour enable/disable), wireless network settings, wireless extender (on/off), cloud settings (registered account), DDNS, Video (change frame rate, image quality, time stamp and on-screen display), motion detection (on/off and sensitivity), sound detection (on/off, sensitivity, threshold), notification delivery (ftp or email), system functions (set date/time, account settings, reboot camera, backup and restore settings, restore factory settings, update from file, system log).

Cons: There is no mention anywhere on how to set up the motion sensor/email notification. It's not located in the Android app settings or in TP-Link's website settings. If you search their website, you will find instructions on how to setup motion sensor at http://www.tp-link.com/en/faq-878.html.

TP-Link's web-based camera feed does not have any camera settings.

Because the camera settings can only be accessed using the IP address, which is internal to your network, this means that if I'm away, I can't log into the camera settings to make changes.

Other Thoughts: Overall, it's a nice camera. However, I'd give the users the ability to make changes to the camera settings on TP-Link's website or the app.

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WD 1TB White My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBGPU0010BWT-NESN
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5 out of 5 eggs Good external drive, good brand 04/10/2016

This review is from: WD 1TB White My Passport Ultra Portable External Hard Drive - USB 3.0 - WDBGPU0010BWT-NESN

Pros: sleek simple design
very portable
1TB capacity
Comes with a very short 19" USB 3.0 cable
USB 2.0 compatible
LED light which indicates on, and flickers when drive is being accessed

The drive comes with a user manual in pdf, and a WD Software Installer which includes Backup (backs up your files to the drive or the cloud), Security (set a password on your drive using 256-bit AES encryption), Drive Utilites (configure and diagnose the drive), and Drive Status Tool (view the status of your drive). The drive stays pretty cool even though there is no ventilation.

Cons: The cable could be longer. It's not even 2' in length.

Other Thoughts: One reviewer mentioned the USB cable is proprietary. The cable is NOT proprietary. It is a standard USB 3.0 cable that you can buy anywhere. And any standard USB 3.0 cable will work with this drive.

The drive speed is 5400RPM. Using ATTO Benchmark and plugged into a USB 3.0 port of an Intel i5 core processor with 32GB of RAM, a 1GB file read speed averaged 113MB/s, write speed averaged 110MB/s. Plugged into a USB 2.0 port, a 1GB file read speed averaged 34MB/s, write speed averaged 27MB/s.

Western Digital has always made decent products. I would definitely recommend this drive.

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LG Electronics PV150G LED Minibeam Projector with Embedded Battery and Wireless Screen Share
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Pros: auto keystone
4 different projection positions (front, rear, ceiling-mounted front, ceiling-mounted rear)
USB input
HDMI out
internal battery
headphone jack
remote

The source is manually selected. The source is greyed out when there is no signal.

It has very nice features. It can play music, movies, view Microsoft office files (in older and newer file extensions: doc and docx, xls and xlsx) powerpoint, word, excel, pdf, and images directly from USB. It uses Picsel File Viewer to view powerpoint slides, word docs, excel spreadsheets, and pdf documents.

Cons: It's not bright enough to view well at 8 feet. The room must be dark to get a nice crisp image.

Other Thoughts: This is nice for on the go, for vacations, etc. For 100 lumens, it's a bit pricy.

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Date Joined: 06/22/04

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