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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
Pros: Sturdy design and construction with USB 3.0 compatibility and speed. Although I have no actual testing data to report, I can safely say this is one of the fastest drives I have purchased (I have 14 others) and I have used it to back up data on one of my computers. I bought it with the intended purpose of installing Windows 7 on one of my machines.
Cons: Like others have already noted, there is no LED activity light on this drive, but that is fine as I can see that files are transferring to and from the drive when I am in the Windows OS. Not a big enough deal to take an egg away, so I am giving this product a five-egg rating based on its performance and price ($6.99) when I bought it.
Other Thoughts: USB 3.0 speeds are now what I look for when I am looking to purchase USB flash drives. This drive has only served to reinforce that, as it has lived up to its advertised speeds. A-DATA is a very reliable and reputable manufacturer of flash drives and are well worth considering.READ FULL REVIEW