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This review is from: DEEPCOOL M6 Laptop Cooling Pad 17" with 2.1 Speaker System 140mm Fan 4 USB Ports
Pros: 1. Decent quality for the price. The entire top grill is made of metal which effectively dissipates heat. Rest is made of sturdy plastic.
2. Has an inbuilt 4 port USB hub. I've tried running a wireless mouse, a keyboard, a printer and a pendrive simultaneously from a single USB 2.0 port and everything works like a charm without any loss of speed.
3. Cooling fan is dead silent.
4. If you don't want to use your laptop's USB port to power this device, you can use the micro USB DC input to power the speaker and the fan separately. Although the DC adapter is not provided, any smart phone charger with micro USB output will work fine
Cons: 1. The sub-woofer and speaker may look attractive but the quality of the sound output is not very good. Sounds which are rich in Bass, sound below standard. It only adds volume over your laptop speakers, nothing else.
2. The cooling fan is a single 140mm fan. Though it is sufficient for ultrabook or small laptops, it will not effectively cool gaming / high performance laptops which produces much more heat.
Other Thoughts: The Deepcool M6 Audio Cooling Pad is a very nicely designed laptop cooler. It has Stunning Design of "Lamborghini Super Car" and equipped with 2.1 Stereo Speakers. The Fan is Quiet & BIG so that Air flow will be Good and silent for average laptops but I found it to be only adequate for a high end gaming laptop which normally produce a lot more heat. The subwoofer looks great but looks can be deceiving as it fails to deliver the sound to match its looks. All in all this is a great laptop cooling pad for the mid range laptops and while it can be used for high end gaming laptops as well it will leave something to be desired.READ FULL REVIEW
Other Thoughts: As with most of these devices the range is going be the deciding factor on weather you purchase it or not. I was pretty skeptical of the effectiveness of the device due to the low price compared to the competition. Turns out those were unfounded! The directions in the quick start guide are clear and had the device set up in two minutes with the push of two buttons; no connection to a computer was necessary since my router had WPS.
Our router is on the first floor in an office (far east side of the house). I took the extender to the west side basement to test it out. [Test was quickly done using a LG G2 on AT&t, used the wireless network settings menu to view signal strength and link speed
Basement without the repeater: Signal strength: Good (one bar), Link Speed: 20 Mbps
Basement with repeater: Signal strength: Very Strong (full bars), Link speed 72 Mbps
Outside of the building without the repeater: Signal strength: Poor (no bars indicated, only WiFi icon was lit), Link Speed: 1 to 5 Mbps
Outside of the building with repeater: Signal strength: Very Good (only missing one bar from full), Link Speed: 58 Mbps
Additionally, the Quick Start guide says that the signal shown on the device should show 3 lights for best performance. The outbuilding only gets 1 light (very minimum), but still able to reliably boost the WiFi transfer rate at least 10 fold which is impressive.
Another plus; the repeater uses the same network name, so you don't need to add an additional saved network to your phone/laptop/etc. and then worry about switching between the two if you are moving around.
One thing to also keep in mind with these devices is you will never get the advertised speed even if you are standing right next to it. I am not sure why manufacturers are still slapping a "300Mbps" logo on the box when its nowhere near that hence why I took one egg. That being said its still a solid device that does what its intended to do. I would recommend.
This review is from: Xigmatek CCM-35ABX-U01 (Recon) Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Cons: Bends easier than a soda can.
Other Thoughts: I ordered this case on sale for $30. First one arrived with one of the bottom corners completely bent. I contacted Newegg and they were nice enough to offer expedited shipping on the exchange but as soon as the second case arrived it was also bent but even worse. I thought it was poor handling by UPS but there is no damage to either box. I started lightly pulling on the bent spots with my bare hands and the the metal just folds like an aluminum can. This is the worst build quality of any case I have ever purchased. I can't comment on building in it since I never got that far nor would I want to considering the poor material. This case might collapse with some weight inside of it. I have bought Xigmatek cases before but nothing as bad as this. Stay clear of this one.READ FULL REVIEW