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Silicon Power Slim S55 2.5
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5 out of 5 eggs Unbeatable for an entry-level solution 07/14/2016

This review is from: Silicon Power Slim S55 2.5" 240GB SATA III TLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD) SP240GBSS3S55S25FR

Pros: Price for the performance and quality of this drive is unrivaled, in my opinion. It was the smoothest experience I've had with cloning a disk and installing it in an older MBP that was literally collecting dust for being too slow. Honestly, there's much better; yes, however; not many people that you would use a SSD of this size for would notice. This is perfect for upgrading your paretn's rig or outdated laptop to give it that 2nd air of life and amazing speed. I can't even say this SSD cuts corners on the controller, as there are many higher end drives that use the same at much higher prices which begs the internal doubt of whether or not to pay for a different drive because of it having a bigger brand's seal on it. Lowe how extremely thin this drive is, and the 3 year warranty is not something a company that has no trust in their products does.

Cons: Can't knock an egg off for this, but it just seems really cheap when held in the hand. I might just be used to holding much more robust drives in the hand, or them having a different material enclosing what's the PCB; this just doesn't cut it for feeling like you're paying for quality. Don't get me wrong, it's a decent SSD, but makes you feel cheated for the few seconds you have to hold it in your hand before installing. I wouldn't worry about this much, but I'm sure others could feel the same way.

LINKSYS RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900+ Mu-Mimo W-Fi Range Extender
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5 out of 5 eggs Best extender on the market, can't imagine a better item. 06/02/2016

This review is from: LINKSYS RE7000 Max-Stream AC1900+ Mu-Mimo W-Fi Range Extender

Pros: Really, really surprised at the performance and small foot print. Could ask for better but the technology doesn't exist yet. Linksys has definitely once again knocked it out of the park by pioneering this unit.

The 4x4 streaming is what sounds to be a gimmick at the moment if not all of your equipment supports this 'standard' , but I'm glad it's actually "future proof". Where my router has issues reaching, this does not, it's doing what a 2nd high-end router would be doing by repeating the signal, but at a fraction of the price.

I am eternally grateful for how easy Linksys has made the WPS process, it'd have to be connected out of the box to make it any more simple; but instead a single button press on the router and on the extender and you're good to go.

The gigabit port was used with my 4k TV for a while and I honestly did not notice much difference besides a slightly faster loading time for initiating an episode. no buffering at all after that; extremely smooth.

Here comes the best part, and that is connectivity with my xbox one. Downloads are now almost twice as fast, and makes me want to have purchased something alternative to this extender before but glad I didn't and can enjoy gaming much faster after an update, or installing/downloading a game.

Linksys, quickly becoming a company to follow as far as networking goes. Thanks for allowing me to review this item, and I can't wait to try more of your products.

Cons: As another reviewer mentioned, this does get hot, so just make sure to not cover it with a cloth or something similar to avoid possible problems.

Other Thoughts: Don't do the same mistakes I did and leave this out in the open for younger little humans to grab and disconnect.

SteelSeries Rival 100 Optical Gaming Mouse - Sakura Purple
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5 out of 5 eggs Simple, economic, can't beat it for the price. 05/25/2016

This review is from: SteelSeries Rival 100 Optical Gaming Mouse - Sakura Purple

Pros: Really like the weight of it and the ease of use. I was thinking claw grip on this would be a no-no, but it worked well for Overwatch, World of Tanks and BF4. I would like for it to be full plug and play so no software needs to be installed (and it doesn't, really), but you'll need it for some of the color and DPI settings.

Wife loved it on her Mac without making any adjustments so she'll probably keep this one that's for review and I'll end up purchasing another one. Steelseries is doing the same thing of bringing quality products to those with a lower budget, and I'm liking it.

Not exactly sure of which optical sensor is in it, but didn't even have to do the research for that due to not having problems.

There is no lag, nor jumping around on the screen, simply perfect for the screens that it was used on, from 1600x900 all the way up to 3840x2160.

As another user said, the 2000CPI might not be high enough for tons of users that need really accurate tracking (e.g. CS), but it is more than fine for BF4 and Overwatch running on a UHD monitor.

Palm grip is quite comfortable for office work, just feels right in any situation.

Cons: Might be a tad small for those of us with bigger hands, so be careful if you're one of those.

Other Thoughts: Although it's close to the company with the sails' offering, I think this one is slightly better since it comes in different flavors of LEDs


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