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This review is from: SteelSeries Flux In-Ear Pro 3.5mm Connector Canal Headset
Pros: These earbuds were great even from the moment I opened the box. Everything was well packed and they came with a nice little carrying case that would easily travel with you in your pocket, etc. First impressions before actually trying them out, I noticed that they came with a huge variety of tips , including memory foam ones, that I think just about anyone should be able to find one of them to be comfortable. For a moment they almost looked like they would be awkward to wear because of their shape, but they stay in my ear way better than all other sets of earbuds I have had in the past. They also have swappable cable ends to work with most popular devices. There is a button and a microphone on the cable as well so that you can use them with your phone. Now, for sound quality. From the moment I hit play I was just impressed with them. The first bit of music I played was some dubstep and breakcore, and the lows that these deliver are crazy for how tiny they are, I have never had a set of earbuds that went as low as these. I switched over to some metal, followed with some folk and classical. The sound range of these earbuds seems to be very balanced and full ranged, there is hardly anything they didn't reproduce properly. I have never had earbuds (I have had large headphones that do) make you feel bass in your head, but these ones did a decent bit and that was impressive. Needless to say, I think I just found my new favorite set of earbuds to travel around with me.
Cons: I could not find too many things to complain about with these, however I do have a few things I will make note of. The no-tangle cord seems to be more of a gimmick, but they are not too terribly easy to tangle if you take care of them right. The adapter with the other connectors on the end has 2 connectors, one for mic and one for the sound. I would like to have one more without the dangling microphone connector for when I want to use just the earbuds.
Other Thoughts: Final notes about these are as follows. For sound I will note that the sound reproduction and quality changes dramatically between devices, and because these respond in such a broad, balanced and, full manner, the sound differences are incredibly noticeable, but with a high quality source, they sound great. They seem to cancel out surrounding noise pretty well. They are fairly comfy to wear and I didn't have any issues using them for hours on end, though they do feel alittle like ear plugs to meREAD FULL REVIEW
Pros: This range extender is like another one I have from TP-Link. Setup was easy for the most part ( see other ), It extended the range of my network to cover my entire townhouse. The unit itself is not very big, and the status lights are bright and easy to read. The instructions where easy for me to understand. And setup for the most part was a breeze. I was even able to walk around outside my dwelling with my phone and laptop and get a decent signal off of the unit.
Cons: This unit seems to run slower than the other TP-LINK unit I temporarily replaced with this one for testing. This one also lacks an Ethernet port, which is something I really liked about the other TP-Link range extender I have used. I had to run though the steps to set it up twice before all my devices would connect to it properly. The speeds I saw where alot lower with this unit than I expected to see. As I continue to use the unit, if I figure out why it is running slow I will post my solution, otherwise I will say that I either have a buggy unit or it's just not as good as the other TP-Link Product I was using.
Other Thoughts: The unit I compared this one to (made by the same company TP-LINK ) was the TL-WA850RE and I have had that one in service for quite a bit. For the most part they are similar though this one is lacking the Ethernet port that added soo much extra usefulness to the previous model.
For some reason initial setup of my unit nothing would connect to it until I reset it and configured it again, not sure if that was just a hiccup or a bug. At the same time I feel like this unit could use some improvements, it didn't preform as well as the other TP-LINK unit I have which is an earlier model (at least in my testing, maybe mine is a buggy unit, time will tell as I continue to use it)
Just one other thought, some people may not like the bright blue status lights, but I do.
This review is from: Seagate Video ST2000VM003 2 TB 3.5" SATA 3Gb/s Internal Hard Drive
Pros: It's a hard drive and it works. I tested out this hard drive in a PC, even though it's meant to be in a DVR / Multimedia environment I was able to put it through it's paces. This drive is very quiet and for that is performs pretty well. The power consumption is low and it runs nice and cool. I was seeing writes speeds in my application of about 80~120MB/s on large files and a good solid 50 ~ 60MB/s on tons of small files. Considering how fast it is, even when the amount of operations per second is high is impressive for it's spindle speed (5900 rpm) and the low power consumption. This drive has 64MB of cache which I normally don't see in lower power drives. The specs for the environment the drive can run in are also impressive. I had no troubles with compatibility or installing the drive.
Cons: Could be a bit faster, but for the price and the power consumption I am not really going to complain.
Other Thoughts: Seagate has not always been my brand of choice, but this drive seems to have a bit more thought involved in it's design and I believe I will be seeing this drive last a long time. The one thing that points me to that conclusion is that is runs cool, in my experience cool hard drives usually last significantly longer. I plan on using this drive as a media and storage drive in one of my higher end computers or move it to my server and let it be the drive I store my security camera footage on. If my experience with the drive changes I will come back and leave a follow up review. Overall I am happy with the drive and it's doing it's job, I have been running it for 3 weeks 24/7 and no hiccups or issues can be found. I am giving this drive 5 stars, not because it outperforms other class drives on the market, but because it lives up to it's specs and then some in it's own class.READ FULL REVIEW