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Zmodo Greet - Smart WiFi HD Video Doorbell
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2 out of 5 eggs No comfort keeping this installed 07/17/2016

This review is from: Zmodo Greet - Smart WiFi HD Video Doorbell

Pros: -Replaces your existing wired doorbell using the low voltage already delivered through your chime.
-Nice brushed metal look (still plastic).
-Connecting the doorbell to the meShare software was quick and simple. I had no issues connecting on my wireless network.
-Existing door chime still works.

Cons: Installation: Physically installing this device was difficult. The posts for the low voltage doorbell wires do not leave much room for play or slack. I had to drill and cut plastic away from the back of the device for it to mount on the mount plate once the wires were connected. Also, the "security screws" on the bottom of the device that are supposed to secure the unit once attached to the mount, are worthless. They don't seem to have much to grab onto and with very little force I can pop the device off the mount. Essentially, it can easily be stolen or vandalized.

Camera: The quality of the image is "ok", but is very sensitive to light and what direction the light source comes from. Since I don't have an overhang on my front door and is south facing, the camera has a difficult time showing a figure standing in front of it. It essentially looks like a dark silhouette. Also, the camera does have a little room for directional adjustment, but mounted where my current bell is located I can only capture a person’s arm when in front of my door. The design doesn't account for a door with sidelight windows and cannot move enough to capture someone at the door.

Chime: While this device still allows your existing door chime to work, it only works if the device is functional. If for some reason it loses connectivity it will not sound your door chime.

Other Thoughts: The meShare software is "ok" in my opinion. It essentially is a one stop shop for zModo devices so it's not specifically made for this device. It is not very feature rich and feels limited. However, it does perform the basic purpose of allowing you to get alerts from the doorbell and motion at your front door. You can respond via a push to talk button in the app to communicate with someone at the door.

Overall: I was dissatisfied with this item because ultimately I cannot fully see the person at my front door either in the field of view or because of the light issues making the person a silhouette. In my opinion, there are several features that really need to be worked out for me to feel comfortable having this on my front door. I removed this device and replaced it will a new traditional doorbell, which required me to bondo and paint my door frame since I had to drill 6 holes to mount this camera.

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GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming GV-N1080G1 GAMING-8GD Video Card
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5 out of 5 eggs Fantastic card. Decent price for what's delivered 06/27/2016

This review is from: GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming GV-N1080G1 GAMING-8GD Video Card

Pros: - Custom PCB 8+2 phase power
- Stock OC boosts to +-1900MHz depending on which game you're playing
- Quiet fans
- one 8pin power connector
- standard width card and not extra wide like other custom PCBs
- OCed perfectly to 1800MHz core and boosts to +-2000Mhz (plan to test higher stable OC)
- Temps hover around 65-67C depending on game and boost speed.

Cons: My only Cons relate to the Gigabyte software. It's a nice basic package, but doesn't offer what MSI Afterburner has available.

- Gigabyte software is required to change RGB lights. Does not respond to Nvidia Experience LED controls.
- Gigabyte software does not offer OSD or other monitoring like MSI Afterburner (Using MSI afterburner to control and monitor this card)
- OC mode is enabled by Gigabyte software and is only active while software is active. Would be nice if there was a physical switch for gaming and OC modes.

Other Thoughts: I did quite a bit of research on the GTX1080s and the Gigabyte G1 is probably the best bang for your buck. It has a custom PCB, yet it is not over the top and pricey. The GTX1080 is limited by the actual GPU and limits set by Nvidia. Therefore, no matter how fancy or over the top your custom PCB is, you simply won't get a better OC if your GPU won't allow it. This is why we see FE cards getting the same OC's as highend cards. The G1 gives a great out of the box OC if you don't plan to OC yourself, yet provides the cooling required to keep this card cool and fan noise very low. Also, despite what you read, only 1 8pin is required to run this card even with an OC.

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LINKSYS WUSB6100M Next-Gen AC AC600 Mu-Mimo USB Adapter
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5 out of 5 eggs Nice little adapter 06/12/2016

This review is from: LINKSYS WUSB6100M Next-Gen AC AC600 Mu-Mimo USB Adapter

Pros: Setup: This product was not automatically installed in Windows 10, however, I popped the driver CD in and it installed the necessary drivers in only a few clicks. No extra bulky software, just simple drivers. This is very easy to install even with the need for a driver install.
Size: This adapter is very small so it does not protrude from the back of a PC very much and even plugged in a USB hub on a monitor is an option due to the small size.
Speed: I saw expected AC600 speeds. 5Ghz this connected at 433Mbps and at 2.4GHz 200Mbps. File transfers at 5GHz were anywhere in the 15-20MB/s range and 3-5MB/s on 2.4GHz. This was roughly 20ft through a floor.

Cons: Really wish it supported at least AC1200.

Other Thoughts: Tests were run with adapter in USB 3.0 and transfers through an AC1900 Linksys router to a Synology DS1515+ NAS.

Not really a con but for the price you can get a faster adapter or cheaper adapter with the same speed. The feature that could be very beneficial is the MU-MIMO support, but only with a supported router and other MU-MIMO adapters on you network. It will allow multiple devices to simultaneously communicate without impeding the speed of the others. However, to do this all of your devices need to support this technology. Otherwise, you won't see the benefit from this feature.

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Display Name: Jason W.

Date Joined: 11/12/04

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  • First Review: 06/12/16
  • Last Review: 07/17/16
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