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This review is from: Logitech M185 Swift Gray 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB RF Wireless Mouse
Pros: Nice simple design with a nano receiver that plugs into any available USB port. Simple to use as well as the Logitech SetPoint software that I already had installed on my Toshiba laptop recognized it right away and correctly identified it as well. Comes with one AA battery installed in it.
Cons: The packaging that it comes in presents an unnecessary challenge as you literally have to use a knife to get to the mouse and nano receiver. The only other irritation is that I have to remember to switch it on, but I was spoiled by a previous Logitech mouse that switched on immediately when I removed its USB receiver from the slide space in the bottom of the mouse.
Other Thoughts: I bought this to replace a previous Logitech wireless mouse that I could no longer use due to the fact that I lost its wireless receiver. Since this mouse will be used on a laptop computer (touchpads are okay, but they are a PITA when I attempt to compose email!), I was a bit hesitant about buying this mouse because of the nano receiver. However, upon further examination, I found that the nano receiver fits into a convenient spot inside the mouse if you choose not to leave it in a USB port continuously. I am very pleased with the performance and quality of this mouse and recommend it to anyone who is looking for a quality wireless mouse.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NETGEAR Powerline 500 Mbps Adapter Kit (XAVB5201)
Pros: Simple to set up and use. Just plug one of the adapters into an electrical outlet near your router and connect it to the router with one of the provided Ethernet cables, then plug the other adapter into an electrical outlet near the computer that you wish to network with and attach it to the computer with the other Ethernet cable, and you're set.
Cons: The "500 Mbps" speed claim seems a bit optimistic to me, but it's not enough to take an Egg away from it, ratings-wise.
Other Thoughts: This is a great product to use if you wish to eliminate unnecessarily long Ethernet cables between a computer and the router, particularly if they are located in different rooms or on different floors in your house or apartment.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA2010KIT AV 200Mbps Nano Powerline Adapter Starter Kit
Pros: This kit is not only convenient, but is also easy to use. Simply plug the adapters in to an appropriately located electrical outlet (one near your wired or wireless router and the other near the computer that you wish to network to said router) and link one Ethernet cable to the router and the other Ethernet cable to the aforementioned computer and you are done! You now have your computer connected to your router and you are able to surf!
Cons: None that I can see thus far!
Other Thoughts: To be fair, I am using this in my two-bedroom apartment with a Linksys WRT54G v. 8.0 wireless-G router and a Toshiba laptop whose wireless networking adapter has finally bitten the dust. This kit afforded me an easy way to allow my laptop to surf the net without having to use a stupid-long Ethernet cord to connect it to my router (which is located in another room). The price for this kit is competitive with what it would cost to purchase a wireless networking adapter (which may or may not work with the laptop) and it provides a reliable and fast connection for the laptop. It also comes with a utility mini-CD for updating the firmware for this kit (if needed). I highly recommend this kit!READ FULL REVIEW