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This review is from: LG HBS-730 Black TONE+ Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset
Pros: Good sound quality for BT
Design is great for over the neck
Quite comfortable for running and walking
Lightweight..some times I hardly notice it's still on my neck.
Battery life is great.
BT signal is good, long range.
Cons: The buttons. I have pretty big fingers apparently because press on these buttons are a hassle for me! I'd wish they make the buttons with a different material like rubber so that I can feel them. As of this model, I feel they are just too small and I can't feel the difference between the plastic.
I'd also wish they made the wire a little more thick or of stronger plastic..I feel sometimes like they're going to rip right off.
I know it's BT, but I'd just love it with more bass..not really a con because it's got a lot of bass for a BT headphone.
Other Thoughts: Overall, great quality headphones. For bluetooth connectivity (wireless), the sound is incredible. They can't be compared to Dre's but the sound is good enough for running or just listening on the go.
I've had several BT headphones and this one beats out the rest. It's comfortable to wear. The battery is long lasting. The sound quality is great (for BT). The plastic earpiece is comfortable too.
Overall, I would HIGHLY recommend these BlueTooth headphones from LG if you need one, both for casual listening / talking on the phone and workouit!
This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Slider 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3B-32GB
Pros: Good sized flash drive, doesn't get lost in your pocket
No extra software or drivers to install...just plug and play
works with USB 2.0 ports (backwards compatible)
good design, I like the sliding feature, it has a small grip portion to pull in and out the USB port
Has a small loop for keychains which I use a lanyard to keep this flash drive handy
materials seem very sturdy, made of good quality plastic
visible blue light for activity is great
faster read/write speeds than my other USB 2.0 flash drives
I have plenty of USB 2.0 flash drives but this is my first USB 3.0 flash drive I've ever used.
Cons: As usual for every Flash Drive, HDD or SSD's I've ever bought...this one states 32GB but I only got 30.9GB of free space on this flash drive. On top of that it shows at 16KB is being used and that only 28.8GB is available.
Did not get the 100MB/second that USB 3.0 claims to get from either reading or writing.
Other Thoughts: Here's my setup:
Samsung Laptop (Intel i5-3230M CPU @ 2.69GHz, 6.00 GB RAM, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit)
Internal SanDisk SSD 256GB
External Samsung SATA 2.5" HDD connected via USB 2.0
External Corsiar 32GB Flash Drive connected via USB 3.0
Tests #1 to #4 was determine how fast/slow transferring to Corsair 32GB Flash Drive
Test #1 - Read from Internal SSD - write to Corsair 32GB Flash Drive
348MB Data File
Got constant 22 MB/second transfer speeds
Test #2 - Read from Internal SSD - write to Corsair 32GB Flash Drive
2.7GB Video file (MP4)
It started with 45MB/second for about 5 seconds then dropped to 23.2MB/second until transfer completed
Test #3 - Read from External 2.5" HDD (USB 2.0) to Corsair 32GB Flash Drive (USB 3.0)
459MB Data File
It started with 30MB/second for about 2 seconds then dropped to 14.2MB/second until transfer completed
Test #4 - Read from External 2.5" HDD (USB 2.0) to Corsair 32GB Flash Drive (USB 3.0)
1.71GB Video (MP4)
Transfer speed 32MB/second for 5 seconds then dropped to 13.9MB/second until finished transfer
Tests #5 thru #8 was determine how fast/slow reading from the Corsair 32 GB Drive to another destinationd
Test #5 - Read from Corsiar 32GB flash drive and write to Internal SSD
348MB Data File
It started with 48MB/second for about 2 seconds then dropped fluctuating between 41.0MB/second ~ 42.5MB/second until transfer completed
Test #6 - Read from Corsiar 32GB flash drive and write to Internal SSD
2.7GB Video file (MP4)
It started with 42MB/second for about 5 seconds then dropped fluctuating between 21.1MB/second ~ 24.3MB/second until transfer completed
Test #7 - Read from Corsiar 32GB flash drive and write to External HDD (USB 2.0)
459MB Data File
It started with 46MB/second for about 3 seconds then dropped to 15.6MB/second until transfer completed
Test #8 - Read from Corsiar 32GB flash drive and write to External HDD (USB 2.0)
1.71GB Video (MP4)
Transfer speed 32MB/second for 2 seconds then dropped to 13.9MB/second until finished transfer
What I got from this test:
Read speeds from Corsair 32GB Flash drive varied between 22MB/second to 45MB/second
Write speeds to Coarsair 32GB Flash drive varied between 21MB/second to 48MB/second
My thoughts: get this if you need a 32GB flash drive with faster than USB 2.0 transfers...on the other hand, if you need faster transfers USB drive maybe wait until the technology is better where they are reaching 100MB/second transfers.
This review is from: D-Link DCH-M225 Wi-Fi Audio Extender
Pros: Compatibility with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and other android phones.
Easy to configure right out of the box
Software is easy to use
User interface (web) is simple and NOT too complex
Small and compact form factor
Quality material / plastic construction
Fits right onto the wall plug
It remembers my wifi signal and password even after unplugging it over and over again.
Pricing not too steep for this type of device
I like that it has a 3.5" mm headphone jack so I could plug into speakers.
Audio quality was good, I didn't feel like it lost any sound quality at all.
Cons: I wish it had a small USB port to charge my MP3 player. I had an older SanDisk MP3 player laying around, which I used to test, and the SanDisk has a USB head for charging and playing rather than using all WiFi only devices.
Although it's great for streaming music wirelessly, the WiFi extension part of it was a little lacking. Some times, when I connected onto the D-Link WiFi extender, my signal was less than when it connected directly into my router...and I had the plug right next to my computer.
When connected to the D-Link WiFi extender, I had a hard time connecting to my NAS and playing HD movies. I was able to do music fine but HD content was stuttering.
Just like some other bluetooth speakers out there; there is a 1 second lag between where the music is played on my phone (or PC) and what is being heard from my speakers.
Other Thoughts: After getting the D-Link extender all set up with my wifi, these were the setups that I had tested.
The first setup was simple: play music from my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 while having the D-Link extender hooked up to my older receiver (Sony 5.1 Stereo receiver). This worked out really well. No flaws at all and no stuttering.
The second setup was very similar, except that playing the music was from my laptop instead of my Galaxy Note 3...this setup was also flawless since everything was on the same network.
Of course, if you had other smaller speaker setups, you could plug that instead of plugging it onto a big receiver like I did...
After those setups, I have to say that I love this D-Link extender...as a music extender to my receiver...as for the WiFi extending capabilities, I think there's more work that can be done there from D-Link. It was more of a miss than a hit for the WiFi extending capabilities. I have a lot of devices connected to my network (11 devices) and that may be one of the issues, but who knows?
As for my recommendation: if you need a great performing music extender, this one is for you. I would highly recommend it.
It is high quality, small and compact, it remembers the wifi password without having to re-enter it every time you unplug it and the quality is loss-less.
If you want a wifi extender, it works but doesn't justify the pricing for it. I find that the wifi extending capabilities are another "perk" you get for getting a music extender.