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Pros: Seems well constructed. All ports are snug and tight fitting. Charges IPad 2 and Iphone fine. Has a screw hole to affix to the outlet (but no screw included as expected because it depends on your outlet).
Cons: Both USB ports are of the Apple protocol, which means anything else, like Android devices, get only 0.5 amps, only enough to maintain a trickle charge unless you turn off the device. Even then, charging an Android device will take many hours. No indication of which port supplies 1.5 amps (but perhaps both ports can supply 1.5 amps, just not at the same time). Black color, red LED light, red and white text/lines...it does not look pretty, but that's personal.
Other Thoughts: It is just the unfortunate sequence of events that led to this current state where you cannot get a single USB charge that works with everything at full charge.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: When it worked, setup was easy, video quality was fine, PTZ worked, mostly.
Cons: 1) Using latest firmware, but the camera has disconnected from the Wifi network several times over a few weeks, and power cycling could not restore it. It had to be completely reset using the hard reset button, rendering this camera completely useless for security purpose. Router only about 20 feet away with 1 wall between.
2) When power is restored, it resets to the Home PTZ position, which is not where I want it pointing. Again, completely negates security surveillance purpose.
3) Created a ticket with Trendnet to ask if there's anyway to set Home position. No respond at all after 2 weeks.
This review is from: Rosewill RCM-8163 True 1.3 M Effective Pixels USB WebCam
Pros: I have this attached to a Raspberry Pi running mjpeg-streamer, overlooking a robin bird's nest in a tree, and the video/images are very good at a 1280x1024 resolution with true MJPEG output. Color temperature is not perfect, contrast is low, but that is actually perfect for post processing. I wanted this put up quick as the eggs were hatching soon and did not have time to make an enclosure for it. Figuring if it got wet and shorted out, I would just replace, I put it up in the tree as is. Surprisingly, this camera has survived, and worked continuously through several soaking thunderstorms. The webcam had to be attached to a pole and I figured it would be easy to drill through the plastic base. Not so! The base was actually made of a pretty decently thick metal.
In short, this is a very well made and reliable webcam, with features and quality far above the very reasonable price.
Cons: None for this price.READ FULL REVIEW