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TP-LINK TL-WA854RE 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, Wall Plug design, One-button Setup, Smart Signal Indicator
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -Still none. (See CONS and OTHER THOUGHTS)
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Cons: -Please read my "Chris M./ 3/11/2015 11:12:25 AM" review below and OTHER THOUGHTS (next) for full details regarding this "Update" review.
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Other Thoughts: -As mentioned in my "Chris M./ 3/11/2015 11:12:25 AM" review below, the newer router supplied by my ISP (now with WPS!) function has still not promulgated any form of solution for me in any way, shape or form.

-I am sorry TP-LINK. For what it's worth, I am still a huge fan, and still regard your products and quality at some of the highest and most affordable in the networking industry... just not this time.

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TP-LINK TL-WA854RE 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, Wall Plug design, One-button Setup, Smart Signal Indicator
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: -I spent one WHOLE month trying to get this range extender to work. THIS is WHY my review has been SO long in the making/reporting of this review. I like TP-LINK products and really wanted this extender to work. Man I have tried/done everything possible as far as setup, detection, SSID assigning, resetting (hard Resets both extender/router), DHCP enabled/not, and man let me tell ya, whew. Still to this day I haven’t gotten it to work. I KNOW my business around networking, and I could ONLY come up with 2 possible explanations (see other thoughts please).
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Cons: -100% is ONLY the 2.4 GHz band for wireless. C’mon now. Seriously, we’re STILL putting out products that cater ONLY to the 2.4 bandwidth? This is just simply insane. But unfortunately I couldn’t even test this fact/feature of the extender for I never even got it to work.

-Never received any reply to my emails to TP-LINK for some troubleshooting support.

-Called TP-LINK twice (with possible “ideas that might fix the device”), but it just seemed most important to just follow a “routine check list” of what to try. Trust me guys, I am completely able to do this on my own with a little help from my friend Google.
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Other Thoughts: -Tested with “stock” COX Internet modem (MISSING WPS button) and this COULD very well be my issue with this product and my bad experience (having older equipment from my ISP???). I will be getting a new modem/router from my ISP soon, and will update my review IF there is anything different to report.

-The ONLY other option could be a defective product. Describable only as if the wi-fi unit had been left out of the device itself, and I have been trying to detect a device that simply doesn’t exist. I have 3 days a week off from my job, and spent every bit of each of my 3 days off as well as many other nights “I came up with another idea” to try. I think I wore out google trying to troubleshoot this device lol. I even went through the Newegg reviews HERE on the product page hoping to find possible leads to help troubleshoot. The “Important Upgrade” in one reviewers manufacturer response didn’t pan out for me either. I would also try changing the Wireless channel width if I could see the device in my router setup. Man I am literally beat down on trying to get this thing to work. I PRIDE myself on giving good solid reviews whether good or bad, but in this case I am at a complete stalemate until I try with the new modem/router my ISP is supposed to be sending out. It has been almost 2 weeks now, and I still haven’t seen or heard of my new router/modem. So upon contacting my ISP I find out they “forgot” to ship out my new router/modem, and I should expect it in the next 10-14 days. I usually don’t need to test for 30 solid days (with the exception of motherboards etc) and I felt this review from me was way over due and to wait for another week or 2 to see if the new equipment will work, As much as I hate to, I will just have to DNF this review for now.

-I am sorry TP-LINK I just don’t find it worth my time to ship back a device that I was told I would have to pay for for 2 reasons; 1) this is a review item, 2) even if I DID purchase the item, it would cost me almost half of what the router costs new.

-Again, my apologies for giving a DNF (Did Not Finish) review on your product this time.

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Corsair Gaming MM200 Mouse Mat - Standard Edition
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Plenty of Real Estate 02/05/2015

This review is from: Corsair Gaming MM200 Mouse Mat - Standard Edition

Pros: -Nice large mat for those players whom prefer a 1:1 ratio on their mice and need extra room for FPS games.

-KILLER packaging. But for me is kinda silly because NOTHING about the packaging will impact the performance of the mouse pad. I would have preferred some extra money spent on the thickness of the mat itself (see cons).

-Very responsive surface. I am using a new UtechSmart Uranus Metal Base MMO/FPS High Precision Laser Gaming Mouse I recently purchased from Newegg Flash, and it works VERY well with the mats surface.
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Cons: -The rubber under the mat is pretty thin. After some time using it, the thinness of the “cushion” took it’s toll on the palmbutt of my hand causing mild pain after several hours of gaming (currently playing Dying Light). I have started using sweat wrist bands for my gaming endeavors as added cushion/protection and wrist lifting, but they cause friction and snagging on the mouse pad, so I will be going back to my plastic-type surface mouse pad.
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Other Thoughts: -Overall of you have a nice large desk area for your mouse pad and want to add some serious real estate for your mouse to glide across, then this could be the mouse pad for you. As stated above it wasn’t my cup of tea so to speak.

-Thank you Corsair and Newegg for allowing me to review this item. Sorry for such a small/short review, but there really isn’t much else I can elaborate on.

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