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Tenda W1800R Wireless AC1750 Dual Band Gigabit Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Compatible with TomatoUSB: This means you get rock solid firmware on a proven hardware platform. Wireless speeds are great - streamed encoded HD video content to 4 wireless devices simultaneously without a hiccup. No drops after weeks of use. I found this on sale for under $100 - not here (although I love newegg)

Cons: Original firmware may not be very good. Reports of problems after OEM firmware upgrades. Unit runs warm. OEM firmware is junk.

Other Thoughts: I replaced a D-**** N600 cloud router after 2 months because it was constantly dropping wireless clients. Finally did some homework looking for tomato compatible routers after my overwhelming success with a previous wirless G Tomato compatible router. That never dropped a connection using it for 7 years... After you buy this router (you should), use the factory html interface to upgrade the router to a compatible TomatoUSB firmware. Set it, then forget it.

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Avatar Sirius HD Tablet 7
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Santa brought one to my 2.5 year old. It runs Netflix like a boss - which is his favorite. He loves it. He can turn it on, start Netflix, and plays his favorite shows all by himself. Google Play offers a number of free puzzle games and other educational apps for kids as well. Most other apps run - if it is a 3D game, it will probably lag horribly. The tablet lives in a 7" tablet pillow stand which works perfectly, except it blocks the speaker. I solved that by taping a plastic Gerber Baby Food cap to the back to channel sound back out to the front.

Cons: It seems the MFG quality is hit or miss if you scan the reviews. On mine, the main power jack does not work at all. I verified the wall adapter is functioning. We are forced to charge via the USB, which takes probably 4-5 hours if the unit is OFF. That wouldn't be so bad, but the battery only lasts 2-3 hours with basic use. The sound quality is horrible. Do not try to move apps to the SDcard to free up system memory - they will not run from there. The camera is also junk, but who cares!

Other Thoughts: All in all i do not regret my purchase. We let our son use the "digital babysitter" about 30-60 minutes per day when we need to keep him occupied. He would much rather use this than watch any movie or programming on the TV - he likes to push the buttons and start/stop his shows randomly, crank up the volume, do puzzles.

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GMYLE(TM) Black 17W 3.4A Dual Ports USB Portable Travel Wall AC Power Charger (US Plug) for iPhone 4S 5/iPad Mini/Android Smartphone/Samsung Galaxy S3/S4/Note/Tab/HTC/Nook /Nexus 4/710/Tablet
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: The power rating is good to ensure you do not have internal voltage droop at significant loads. Both ports are wired in parallel.

Cons: Its big. It is relatively expensive for a simple wall adapter - the high power rating demands the premium cost. The amount of current that can be drawn from these probably exceeds the spec for maximum current through most USB cables and connectors - however I do not believe this to be hazardous.

Other Thoughts: I bought this for my android MK808 TV stick. The stock adapter they come with are under-powered and cause the device to glitch from time to time. This fixes that issue. The adapter is always lit with a blue LED which may be a turn-off to some. Even though the ports appear to be electrically paralleled, they specify different current ratings. This could be due to individual sensing elements (for an OCP feature) or simply different current handling capability due to internal wire guage / trace width.

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Jason D.'s Profile

Display Name: Jason D.

Date Joined: 12/01/02

  • Reviews: 20
  • Helpfulness: 9
  • First Review: 10/06/06
  • Last Review: 05/05/14
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