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Wemo Light Switch, Wi-Fi enabled, control lights from your phone, works with Alexa
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4 out of 5 eggs Nice Clean Designed Switch 10/05/2016

This review is from: Wemo Light Switch, Wi-Fi enabled, control lights from your phone, works with Alexa

Pros: + Clean looking design
+ Easy to install - where permitted
+ Clear and concise instructions
+ Lit LED allows for ease of finding the switch in the dark
+ Nicely laid out WEMO app with intuitive GUI

Cons: - Single clip on switch plate - problem with ganged switches
- Price?

Other Thoughts: I recieved this switch in return for an unbiased review. Having said that, I did not realize the difficulty I would have in finding the perfect location for the switch. I would have preferred installing it on say an outside light or garage light, but it was not permitted there. Every outside light I have is either in a ganged box or controlled with a 3 way switch. This made it difficult for me to install the switch where I thought it would be the most useful. As it were, I installed it in a bedroom with a single switch controlling the overhead light. Not my idea of the best use of the switch, but it did allow me to test it out.
Overall I really like the switch. It was very easy to install. It looks really nice and performs exactly as described. The lit LED is a nice feature for locating the switch in a dark room.
The WEMO App is very nicely laid out with a great UI and so easy to use. You can set it up to turn on and turn off at numerous times. Belkin put some thought and time into the design of this app. As long as they continue to support the app, I see no problems there. I say this due to an issue with an older Belkin security cam that is accessible using their smart phone app. It worked and did so well, until an update to the app rendered the whole thing useless. Now the camera can only be viewed using the Belkin website and not via your cell phone Belkin security cam app.
If you are shopping for a smart light switch, this one is the Cadillac of switches in my opinion. It looks good and does what it was designed for. Keep in mind the switch cannot be 3 way and it needs to be a stand alone for the switch plate to cover it. It is up to the individual if the cost justifies the benefit to you.

Silicon Power 8GB (2 x 4GB) 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model SP008GLSTU160N22NE
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Pros: + Low Voltage DDR3L (1.35V) but works in 1.5 Volt systems also
+ 8 Gb kit affordable priced for laptop upgrade
+ Lifetime Warranty

Cons: - The only con I can think of is the sealed plastic packaging is a PITA to open.

Other Thoughts: I installed this kit in a Toshiba Satellite L755 laptop that had 4 GB in it previously. The ram that was in it was listed at 1333 Mhz and 1.5 volt. The Silicon Power kit was installed and recognized without any problems. CPU-Z reports it as 8 GB of DDR3 ram at 1333 Mhz with a latency of 9-9-9-24. I ran the WIndows Memory Diagnostic extended version and MemTest without any errors. I have been using the memory for a week now without any problems whatsoever. The kit seems to be an affordable and compatible upgrade for the average DDR3 laptop. Is it the best timings available? No, but then if you are looking for that, you are probably looking at more expensive memory. Installing 8 GB of ram in your standard off the shelf laptop with 4 GB of memory will give a noticeable bump in speed. Throwing in a SSD on top of that will make your laptop really hum along. The pair will literally breathe new life into an aging laptop. If you are looking for solid affordable memory with a lifetime warranty, I don't think you can go wrong with this kit for the money.

Corsair Gaming K70 LUX Mechanical Keyboard Backlit Red LED Cherry MX Brown (CH-9101022-NA)
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5 out of 5 eggs Corsair Hits Another Home Run 09/01/2016

This review is from: Corsair Gaming K70 LUX Mechanical Keyboard Backlit Red LED Cherry MX Brown (CH-9101022-NA)

Pros: + Excellent Build Quality, Anodized Aluminum
+ Textured and different colored FPS and MOBA Gamer Keys
+ Adjustable Polling Rate; 1 ms, 2 ms, 4 ms, 8 ms
+ BIOS mode for Legacy Support
+ Nice Comfortable Wrist Rest
+ Volume Control Roller with a separate mute button
+ Various Lighting Effects with On/Off button
+ Thick Quality Braided Power Cable w/twin USB Plugs
+ USB 3.0 Pass through
+ CUE software for Customization of your keyboard and macros

Cons: - Numbers and Symbols keys are inverted in orientation. (I didn't have a problem with this)
- Price?
- Noisy Key Clicks

Other Thoughts: I have used many keyboards over the years; some of them cheap and some not so cheap. I have used Saitek and Logitech for PC gaming. The K70 LUX replaced my aging G15 that has seen countless hours and many versions of Battlefield over the years. I must say that I have fallen in love with the Corsair K70. It is everything I can think in a keyboard and some I didn't think of. Corsair is designing and producing some really nice enthusiast equipment with the PC gamer in mind. Their mice, keyboards and headphones are outstanding in build quality just as their cases, memory and power supplies have been for so many years. The K70 doesn't disappoint in that regard. In my opinion, it is another "Home Run" for the team.
I already had CUE installed and was using it with my Corsair Scimitar mouse when I received the K70. The instructions tell you to connect one of the USB plugs, install the software, then complete the installation. As my PC was running CUE, I connected one of the USB connectors and expected a prompt. Nothing happened? It wasn't until I connected the second USB plug that the PC and CUE recognized the keyboard. That was the only minor glitch I experienced. It said there was a firmware update available and I proceeded to update the firmware without any problem.
I received this keyboard in exchange for an unbiased review. With that in mind, it is hard for me to be unbiased as I have fallen in love with the keyboard. I love the lighting. the keys, the build quality, the volume roller and mute button. Come to think of it, there is nothing I do not like about the keyboard. I have retired my Logitech G15. If you are shopping for a keyboard, please give this some careful consideration. It is well worth it and I don't believe it will disappoint you. And If you find it on sale, don't hesitate to buy it!


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