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TP-LINK TL-WA860RE V2 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender/Repeater with Power Outlet Pass-through, Dual External Antennas, Wall Plug Design, One-button Setup, Smart Signal Indicator
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Super easy to setup and use. The extender is pretty much ready to go once its plugged into the power outlet. Connect to the extender via Wi-Fi, finish the setup via admin login or press the router WPS button to sync with the extender. The pass-through power outlet is definitely handy and welcome.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: To properly use the extender, a little trial and error location placement is necessary. A central location (between the computer and the router) at a countertop level seemed to be a good. There's not much else I can say about this nifty little device. Enjoy your Wi-Fi range extender.

Corsair Neutron XT CSSD-N480GBXT 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Corsair Neutron XT 480GB SATA III 05/23/2015

This review is from: Corsair Neutron XT CSSD-N480GBXT 2.5" 480GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

Pros: This little thin light weight 480GB SSD pretty much nailed its top read and write speeds. When plugged into a SATA III slot on an Intel Z77 motherboard, according to ATTO disk benchmark suite, sustained write speeds of 540MB/s and read speeds of 560MB/S were almost instant. Basically this little drive reaches the highest possible speeds the current SSD hardware architecture can achieve. The next step up in speeds would come from the new PCIe SSDs which easily doubles the rate, not to mention pretty much doubles the price too.

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Excellent drive, I could not be more happy or impressed. The life of the drive and energy efficiency is guaranteed. For those looking quick boot times, fast game loads or solid high resolution video streaming, this drive is for you.

Nintendo Nintendo New 3DS XL - Black
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs New Nintendo 3DS XL Black 05/14/2015

This review is from: Nintendo Nintendo New 3DS XL - Black

Pros: Love, love, love this handheld console. Yes, I am coming from the previous 3DS XL and this one is a big improvement. The 3D is so much better and very comfortable to look at for long periods of time. The faster processor also helps make games smoother to play. For example, Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D plays choppy on the previous model. But now it plays perfectly. Same goes for all the first party games. I prefer the XL size versus the smaller 3DS. Its easier to physically handle and I like the larger screen even though the resolutions are the same.

Cons: Yes, the SD card is harder to get to, but I had no trouble replacing it. It would have been nice to have a higher resolution top screen. But higher resolutions don't necessarily make games more fun to play... I play the 3DS as much as my hardcore 4K 60Hz gaming PC. The last con I can think of is the system transfer. Nintendo does not allow the same downloads on multiple devices. It is required to do a system transfer to play downloads on a new device. I had no problem doing the lengthy transfer (but be sure to follow the instructions or you could lose everything).

Other Thoughts: I am in love with the new 3DS. I traded in my previous 3DS and have no regrets. It goes with me everywhere on my frequent travels. If you love first party Nintendo games and have never played a 3DS... don't pass this one up. It's crazy fun, especially on the road.


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Display Name: Gentry B.

Date Joined: 12/21/05


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  • First Review: 04/24/06
  • Last Review: 06/29/15
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