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This review is from: Corsair Gaming VOID Stereo Gaming Headset
Pros: Out of the box, this headset looks pretty good. Had a bit of a heart attack when I was making sure everything was in the box and couldn’t find the Y-Adaptor that is supposed to be included, but finally found it inside one of the ear phones. First I tested the sound through my smart-phone to see if these would be good for listening to just music…overall, the sound produced from these was really great (the bass however was not, see cons). Next, I tested the functionality through my PS4. Overall, the mic performed great as almost everyone I talked with on ESO could hear me. When I connected these to my gaming computer, I ran into an issue with my motherboard not wanting to switch the sound from my monitor to these…still am trying to work through what the issue is with that. Construction of these feels really good. You have a volume/mute controls on the left earphone as well as a tie to hold the cable. The Y-Adaptor helps adapt these to almost all devices. The microphone doesn’t impart my vision during gameplay.
Cons: A few downsides: The earphones get hot for me after an hour or so of gaming. (may not affect you as everyone has different feelings towards over-ear earphones) The bass is not that great when listening to music/gameplay when you increase your volume. The color seems to only come in yellow, which is fine for most, but I wish they had given us the choice of color incase we wanted to match the colors with our PC builds. While I said the mic was great as far as people hearing me in games, it still could be improved as the quality is not quite there. The piece for comfort of your head actually is not comfortable to me…it make me feel like someone has their hand on my head.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this isn’t a bad starting headset for the first time gamer. For pro’s, you would want to look for something a bit more premium. If I could get these to work with my computer I would have more to offer as far as computer gaming goes. PS4 gaming was great for what you would need for most games. As far as a music listening device, I wouldn’t recommend them if you are going to be sitting on a plane for a couple of hours as your ears will get hot and the these aren’t great for removing the outside world noise. I would just recommend for those who are doing light gaming that don’t want to spend $100+ for a headset.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C9 Wireless AC1900 Dual Band Gigabit Router
Pros: So glad to get one of these to review as my Netgear AC router had decided to die. Out of the box you get the router, 3 antenna’s to attach, power adapter, instructions and a coaster (the resource CD). Setup went really smoothly and I was online within 5 minutes. This router offers a USB 3.0 port to be used to add some network storage capabilities within your network. You also get a USB 2.0 port to add an older printer to your network to make it a wireless printer. A physical on/off switch is great for those who might want to manage when their wireless network is on. Speeds were really great on both the 2.4 and 5 Ghz bands as I was streaming a movie on my Chromecast connected to my TV and also watching youtube videos on my phone at the same time with no lag from either. The only issue was caused when my ISP service went down, so not the router’s fault. The range is great as I get coverage even out in my car from my second story apartment. Beam forming is a fabulous technology present in this device giving you strong signals throughout your house.
Cons: A few minor things that made this “close to perfect”. First off, attaching the middle antenna was a bit of a fight for me. I was turning and turning, but it would not catch. In the end, I had to bend the plastic a little bit through force to get it to go in. Secondly, the instructions are clear on how to setup, but not how to secure by changing the user account and password. Luckily, for those techies, you can pretty much figure it out yourself. This is another router that suffers from manual firmware updates (download from manufactures website to local machine and then upload it to router through web interface). If you are one of those that wish to wall mount this device, unfortunately it does not look like it can be done. This device does produce a good amount of heat, so make sure to give it enough room around your networking area.
Other Thoughts: Overall, this is a great device for those looking to upgrade to AC wireless who don’t want to spend $200+ on a new router. The minor flaws on this device can be overlooked and this will provide a great user experience to anyone who uses it. TP Link provides great customer support for those who do run into issues with this device. I have not had one issue with it since I turned it on 2 weeks ago and have been loving it since.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Linksys RE6700 AC1200 AMPLIFY Dual-Band Wi-Fi Range Extender
Pros: I was very excited to receive this product to review. I am currently using it at my work to extend our wifi upstairs from our downstairs wireless router. Setup was super easy. I just plugged it in, followed the instructions and it was up and running within less than 5 minutes. The signal strength is excellent upstairs now in our office. We have had it up and running for almost a month now and it has not lost any signal strength or dropped the signal. The brand being Linksys was a bit of a shocker to me as I have not always had the best of luck with their products in the past (especially routers), but I must say that this is the best range extender I have tried over the past couple years. One thing you don’t immediate realize is that this provides a passthrough outlet for the one it takes up, which is great for those of us that might need to use the outlet to vacuum or use it for something else. The color being white is also great as most homes have close to white colors for their walls which makes this blend in and not stick out like a sore thumb. One of the neat features of this product is you can stream music to it and have speakers connect to the audio jack to play the streamed music. The spot finder feature is great to place it in the best possible position to give you the best results. The ethernet port is great if you really need a hardline faster connection to upload/download files or game.
Cons: I could not find too much at fault with this device other than an issue where the 5GHz band does not perform as well as the 2.4Ghz band during a couple tests of running speedtest on my computers.
Other Thoughts: It is a great device to get to help extend your network signal. Having the passthrough outlet is a great feature if you desperately need to have your outlets. I would recommend for those needing to extend their networks between floors, or if you want to temporarily use it to extend outside your home (it is not waterproof so bring it back inside during rain). Easy setup and easy firmware updates make this a wonderful device to work with.READ FULL REVIEW