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Nyrius Aries NPCS549 Prime Wireless HDMI Transmitter & Receiver for HD 1080p 3D Video Streaming
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: small so it will not take up too much room in the trash.

Pretty Blinking Blue light on the receiver?

Cons: Advertised as Plug & Play. This was not my experience.

I never got the receiver to communicate with and of my TVs using know good HDMI cables.

Tech support was as useless as the product. That's a frustrating hour of my life i'll never get back.

All tech support told me to do was just what the online manual says. This might be valuable for illiterate users, but worthless as far as getting any problem solved.

I wasted several hours of my life trying to make this work, and I am a computer geek who does not give up easily, but this beat me.

Other Thoughts: This device is supposed to let you stream a high quality video signal from a device, such as a computer, to your TV.

Maybe this was an interesting concept that just does not work. Even if it worked it is only advertised as being useable if you have direct sight less than 30 feet.

The receiver (that connects to an HDMI port on your TV) never was able to send a signal that any of my 3 TVs saw. My oldest TV is 2 years old and my HDMI cables are good, so I'm pretty sure the device was faulty.

Extremely poor quality and customer service. This was not an inexpensive item, so it would have been nice if their quality control could have caught this dud.

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Linksys E900-NP Wireless-N300 Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g/n
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Fast and Friendly 04/23/2014

This review is from: Linksys E900-NP Wireless-N300 Router IEEE 802.3/3u, IEEE 802.11b/g/n

Pros: This is a nice router that installed effortlessly.

Speeds across my network were fast as you would expect from an older "N" router.

I have been using this router for a number of months, and only had to reset once, when the cable went down.

Cons: It is single band, Dual band would have made it a much better value.

Other Thoughts: As others have stated, I'm not sure why you would want to pay a premium for this router over similar N protocol routers.

Cisco is obviously a well know brand, but I understand the consumer router section was acquired by Belken.

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Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Great External Storage 03/19/2014

This review is from: Seagate Expansion 1TB USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive STBX1000101 Black

Pros: I plugged it into my Sony Ultrabook and it was immediately recognized in Windows 8.1.

The 18 inch data/power cable is the perfect length for use with a tablet or laptop computer. The USB connections seem solid.

Remarkably the speed of this 2 ½ inch drive is almost on a par with 3 ½ inch external drives I’ve used Of course the 3 ½ drives are much bigger and require their own power supply, which is extremely inconvenient with a mobile system.

Sequential reads and writes on this drive move about 100 MB per second.

The drive is silent and cool. You can feel only a slight vibration when the drive is running. A tiny blue LED light indicates when the drive is on and being accessed.

Seagate has always been a reliable brand, in my experience.

Cons: The 18 inch cable length is about half the length you’d want if you were using this drive with a desktop computer.

The drive side of the USB cord is a "different" style than I'm used to, so it might be difficult to replace.

Other Thoughts: The only real advantage of the larger 3 ½ inch external drive is that at a similar price point you get 2 or 3 times the storage capacity.

Most knowledgeable computer users know the importance of keeping a fairly current image of their operating systems on an external drive like this. This drive will more than pay for itself the first time you are able to recover from a disaster using “restore from a system image you created earlier”.

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