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Lenovo Yoga Tablet 10 -  Quad Core 1GB RAM 16GB Flash 10.1
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Good battery, quick speed, kickstand, runs apps well.

Very useful as a desktop appliance for email, messages, notifications, chats, and as a contact manager (rolodex).

Also useful for electronic books.

If using an inexpensive bluetooth audio receiver plugged in to your stereo amplifier, the tablet can beat the fidelity of any pc sound card and does wireless bluetooth music at up to about 20 feet.

Surprisingly high quality construction!

Cons: Doesn't scan QR codes (which is not important because you'll probably not have this in your pocket anyway).
Big size tablet is extraordinarily NOT portable, or rather just about exactly as portable as carrying a glass tray or framed photo around--wishing I had bought an 8" or smaller version.
Rear camera quality is very bad (and not important for a desktop appliance anyway).
With the aggressive power saving, the screen won't stay on for very long at a time, even if plugged in (settings of 30 minutes + "detect user" minimizes the problem).
Web based Flash content cripples web surfing functionality on most Android devices.

Other Thoughts: Well, the reason to get this is to run android apps at your desk.

And, you'll be needing a few to start with, like Nova Launcher (or go launcher ex), ES File Manager, ES Task Manager, Startup Manager, which are all utilities for functionality.

There is also the trouble of adding flash manually (to use with web sites), since it doesn't come preloaded on android and isn't well supported either.

After having purchased and used the 10" tablet for some time, I've got to say that it makes a wonderful email reader, book reader and mp3 player, thus unnecessarily duplicating functions that I already had.

So, if I was asked why someone needed a 10" tablet or ipad, I'd be hard pressed to say what it was good for. But, if you must have one anyway, the Lenovo Yoga 10 is well made and works well too.

Rosewill RNX-GX4 Wireless-G Broadband Router / Open Source & DD-WRT Firmware support IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Really lovely, but needs a vent. Using with Tomato Victek ND 08/27/2011

This review is from: Rosewill RNX-GX4 Wireless-G Broadband Router / Open Source & DD-WRT Firmware support IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g

Pros: Well, I like this little thing!!
Its extraordinarily fast and with high throughput.

Its running "Tomato by Victek" "ND edition" firmware flawlessly, with just one goofy exception with the Antenna Diversity feature. The feature works as intended (very nicely for in-home use) but can't be switched off--it turns itself back on at random, and therefore requires a pair of antennas--not so fun for dish use.

Scaled up slightly with an identical pair of +6 or +7 (slightly larger) antennas, this unit is giving performance far beyond its price range. Thanks Rosewill!!

Cons: Larger scale implementation is going to involve the very tiny soldering iron for Diversity-Chip-Ectomy surgery because, otherwise you can use a pair of +6 antennas or a pair of +7 antennas at maximum.
I tried a pair of large collinear but the diversity chip went bonkers and caused overheat situation. Its not necessarily Rosewill's fault except for making their cute little WRT copy MUCH too accurate! The originals had this issue as well.

Ventilation? Easiest way is side vents went chop. Heat pooling was also a problem in the original WRT. Again, Rosewill, this copy is much too accurate! lolz! Easy fix though.

Other Thoughts: Okay, the factory antennas are slightly lackluster, the diversity chip overloads if you put on huge antennas, but there's a fine fix that doesn't cost much. Simply search for some of those chubby "+6" antennas.

The RP-SMA jacks are a bit flimsy and need tightened before use. Its so easy, but hold the threaded part still while you do that!

The original WRT would tolerate 84mw with grace and this one appears to do the same. I got 25 megabit (50 megabit if you count bi-directional) throughput with WPA2 engaged in roaming mode (several similar AP, only one with the WAN port on, same SSID, different channels) over a huge area. NICE!!

Rosewill, please make one of these with a single RP-SMA jack on top (no diversity chip), a little heatsink, slightly better internal 50 ohm cable, and plenty of vents.

EnGenius EOC1650 Outdoor Wireless AP/Bridge /200mW High Power for Long Range 802.11b/g
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs Not heat tolerant. Not ventilated. Wifi drop. 08/27/2011

This review is from: EnGenius EOC1650 Outdoor Wireless AP/Bridge /200mW High Power for Long Range 802.11b/g

Pros: So, this little easy bake oven works great if you have an "open" wireless in decent temperatures and if you don't intend to turn up the power settings to the advertised figure.

It works great out of the box, with the factory settings for giving away internet to a modestly sized area.

But, there are some caveats for other applications.

Cons: If you engage WPA2/WPA plus AES/Tkip, this non-ventilated wonder will get hot and disconnect.

If you turn the power settings to "24dbi" from the menu, this non-ventilated wonder will get hot and disconnect.

It has neither diversity nor mimo, so you need a large collinear or other physically large size antenna, because, otherwise, the allegedly impressive range is stopped at the first obstacle, and once again you get disconnect.

Common WiFi "drops on large files" error, if when also used with security enabled, which is yet another excuse for it to get hot and disconnect.

Throughput speed is worse than an old Link$ys WRT, so this EnGenius can bring your office network down to an all time record for slow.

Other Thoughts: Lack of documentation for where this unit does NOT work earned EnGenius a 1 egg rating (an "F"). Normal home networking, with security engaged, is where its performance is. . . unfortunate.

Nevertheless, if you intend to "give away" internet to its coverage area, well that application probably won't overheat the unit.


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Date Joined: 11/11/04

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