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This review is from: NETGEAR 8 Port Gigabit Business-Class Desktop Switch - Lifetime Warranty (GS108)
Pros: I really love these netgear switches. You plug them in, and they do the work. Lifetime warranty, no weird things going on that you have to troubleshoot (like a certain cisco switch that inexplicably blocked things and needed a firmware downgrade to correct... yes, a layer 2 SWITCH.) There's really nothing bad I have to say about these. The design is elegant and solid, not like some of the more flashy, obnoxious switches I've seen.
Cons: I can't think of any, really. It's a fast switch that you can plug in and never think about again.
Other Thoughts: You can't go wrong with netgear.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: It's half the price of a naga or even a g600, and the same design. Enough buttons to convert even the most adamant "clicker". It will work right out of the gate as a numpad (which is how I use it) or you can use the surprisingly lightweight software to further configure it. The build quality feels solid.
Cons: I'm still on the hunt for a mouse that fits my hand like the original nagas did. The g600 is a massive mouse. This is about the same size. Razer has also opted to manufacture only a large sized mouse. So, basically it will come down to what price you want to pay for your mouse since there really isn't much to differentiate the three anymore. If it's down to cost, I'd say purchase this one.
Other Thoughts: I understand that the target market is males 25-35, but many women are entering the landscape and it would be nice for a couple of those manufacturing lines to start pumping out mice that will fit a smaller hand comfortably. I guess that those days are gone, and I'll never find another mouse that fit as beautifully as that old naga.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: The specs are great, or at least look great. Linksys has always been a solid brand in wireless networking, but maybe this one just needs more attention given to the firmware.
Cons: It's not nearly as good a performer as I had hoped. I am renting a room in a house that has 5 other people in it and the current wireless was saturated. Drops, sluggishness, all sorts of issues that were not due to the cable modem's available bandwidth. Rather than wire the house up, I thought that I could just upgrade the wireless router to a more powerful model and that's why I bought this one.
Now don't get me wrong, it has definitely improved the situation (no more flat-out drops), but there are still enough lag spikes and other general issues with the wireless that the rest of the house has decided to let me go ahead and wire for a gigabit network.
Other Thoughts: I'm not sure what the final resting place of this 200+ dollar device will be - I haven't decided yet - but I don't see the point in keeping this in use when the old router will work just fine for a wired gb network. It's a shame - it looks beastly and I had expected the performance to be similar, but even with me all by my lonesome up in the 5.0 ghz band (no one else had a capable device), lag spikes render it unusable. The 2.4ghz folks aren't the only ones seeing problems - and I've already gone through all the standard channel changing troubleshooting and moving the device to different physical locations. It just can't handle what it says it can. Again - maybe it's the firmware. The base firmware is lame and you have to log into something else to unlock more features which is silly, but that's where IT is trending so no eggs off for that. The -2 is just for the flat out low performance of the device.
If you only have maybe 1-2 devices that don't need persistent connections, you will probably be ok. But then again, you aren't looking at at 200+ dollar router to handle 1-2 ipads. I'm not sure what this device's role should be in a home network.