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ORICO Super Speed USB 3.0 7 Port Hub with 3.3Ft. Power Cord and Data Cable - (H7013-U3-V1) Black
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: cheap

Cons: Even with aux power plugged into a second USB port, not enough power to charge my headphones (even if only load).
Takes two USB ports on your PC.
Has no intelligent charging ports for fast-charging devices like cell phones.
I can't give zero eggs.

Other Thoughts: Don't be fooled by the picture. It's a 5v DC in that comes from plugging into a second USB port on your motherboard, not an external power supply. DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT.

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3 out of 5 eggs good for those who live on the cutting edge. 08/01/2016

This review is from: HTC Vive - Virtual Reality Headset

Pros: better controllers and games than oculus and others
SteamVR is a good launcher and getting better
easy to adjust for use with glasses and pupil width for eyes
immersive - I really enjoyed the Apollo 11 documentary and paddling around the grand canyon watching the sun go down and stars come out. It gives a great scale with some games - like universe sandbox 2, where you can be this giant diety (because the g word, even lower-case, was censored) among the planets in the solar system. You squeeze your hands on the controller and move them together to shrink the universe or expand them wide to make it big... really feels great.

Cons: 1) resolution, although better than other vr headsets, is still not that great. text is noticeably difficult to read.
2) most games available aren't up to AAA standards
3) I wear full-face air purifying respirators and supplied air masks - they all feel better than this because they have straps at your jaw-bones, temples, and top of your head and a large backing on the very back of your head to pull the mask against your face (comfortably). This headstrap sits too high and feels like the goggles are dangling
4) support for my hardware has sucked. Day 1 DOA charger for one of the controllers ( a wall-jack plugin that a USB to mini USB cable plugs into): they issued an RMA and told me to send it back to them for replacement. !!!WT#?!?! I just spent $800 and you won't ship me a $3 part without me first spending $5 to ship the broken one back? I went to Wallie-World and bought one.

Other Thoughts: I did not purchase this through Newegg. I have owned it since July 1, 2016 and bought it directly through HTC. I wish I had purchased it via Newegg but it was not available at the time.

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ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 600 and 1300Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Good purchase. Fastest available at the moment. Drivers support needs improvement. 06/01/2016

This review is from: ASUS PCE-AC68 Dual-band Wireless-AC1900 Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 600 and 1300Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: AC1900. My d/l speed bumped up to 57mbps on the 5GHz (it says it's 351mbps in the adapter utility), up from 24mbps with my AC1200 USB (tested via speedtest.net). I can now see the 5GHz channel through two exterior walls and 80 feet of parking lot.
Low-profile adapter included.
Option to use magnetic based antenna stand or screw antennae into card.

Cons: Driver support sucks. The latest versions of the driver software (12/11/2015) don't include the handy utility, just a modification of the latest Broadcom driver. You have to install the package in a program folder and it extracts the drivers to there for all windows versions. After that, for a cleaner windows only setup, copy the drivers for your windows version to wherever you keep your drivers (user\install\drivers\asus pce-ac68), uninstall the software, go to device manager and uninstall the device and delete the drivers, reboot, and then go back to device manager and point it to your drivers folder.

If you want to use the utility program (which i do), you have to use a driver version a few versions ago. The utility program doesn't include the "beamforming" option in advanced. There is no indication whether this feature is applied automagically. The utility should perform periodic signal strength surveys and display this in the tray so you can remove the Windows wi-fi icon and use this one instead. But it doesn't.

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Display Name: RON W.

Date Joined: 02/22/06

  • Reviews: 9
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 04/21/06
  • Last Review: 08/20/16
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