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Edimax CV-7428nS N300 Universal Wireless Bridge for Smart TV, Blu-ray, NAS, and Gaming Console, With iQ-Setup for Hassle Free Installation; Green Technology for Energy-Saving
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: It works ok for getting a wireless internet connection to a non-wireless device.

Cons: PACKET LOSS
Slows internet speeds
Setup is kind of a headache

Other Thoughts: My wife works from home and was provided an HP thin client machine by her employer. The machine is locked down to the point where you can't even install drivers, so we bought this as a solution for achieving wireless connectivity to our home network for the thin client and her VoIP box. She constantly had issues with choppy phone calls, and we were able to narrow the problem to packet loss caused by the Edimax bridge. We connected her VoIP box through her laptop instead and it works fine. She still uses the Edimax bridge for internet access on her machine, but it is slow and unreliable.

In short, if you're thinking of using this for VoIP or gaming, which are both severely affected by packet loss, forget about it. Find something else.

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Ultra Thin High Performance HDMI® Cable with RedMere® Technology  15ft. (4.5m)
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great HDMI cable for free 07/26/2013

This review is from: Ultra Thin High Performance HDMI® Cable with RedMere® Technology 15ft. (4.5m)

Pros: Free after MIR
Input end marked
Flexible, easy to store
High Quality output

Cons: Costs way to much. Don't pay for it.
Rebate takes FOREVER

Other Thoughts: There's no reason to spend more than $10 on an HDMI cable, but every once in a while this cable has a MIR that makes it free. It's worth the hassle for a free cable, but their rebate department takes forever. I know it says to allow 6-8 weeks, but I sent my rebate in the day after I received the cable. It took about 6 weeks for them to send an e-mail acknowledging they had received the rebate. Then it was in processing for another 6 weeks. More than 3 months after I bought the cable, I finally received my rebate card in the mail.

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Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 3.5
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great external drive. Only a couple minor complaints. 07/13/2013

This review is from: Seagate Backup Plus 3TB USB 3.0 3.5" Desktop Hard Drive STCA3000101 Black

Pros: All in all, this is a great, spacious, and affordable external HDD no matter what you need the space for.

For Backup:
I use the Seagate software to backup my machine and Windows backup for my wife's. Both work without a hitch. The Seagate software is a little awkward, but I used it to backup and restore after installation of a new internal hard drive and a fresh install of Windows 7 without any problem.

For Extra Storage:
I bring it over to a friend's house weekly to record gaming footage for our Youtube channel. There are no problems as far as storing large files and transferring them back and forth. It's easy to cart around and plug-n-play works flawlessly.

Cons: I'm not comfortable with the stability of the unit itself. I know from experience that just a slight jostle from a fall while a hard drive is working can brick it. The Seagate drive is clearly meant to stand upright as it has no rubber feet on either face, and is glossy with rounded edges. Lying it down would result in the drive sliding around and becoming extremely scratched and dinged. I would have preferred a matte finish with rubber feet to lay it down flat.

Also,the product description says you can buy a thunderbolt adapter for higher data transfer speeds. Unfortunately, all the manufacturer actually sells is a bulky, expensive adapter attachment, rather than a simple thunderbolt cable. I would have liked the option to purchase a cable for around $10 to quicken the transfer of my large video files.

Other Thoughts: Great drive, but make sure you have somewhere safe to stand it up.

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Display Name: Ryan D.

Date Joined: 05/17/07

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  • First Review: 07/13/13
  • Last Review: 02/18/14
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