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Edimax EW-7438RPn V2 300Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender, Repeater, Wireless Bridge, Access Point, Wall Plug design, Smart LED Signal Indicator, Easy iQSetup by Smart Phone (No CD Required)
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Very small, a lot smaller then you think. Great one piece design with no cords or clutter. Ability to disable WPS and avoid another WiFi security hole. Easy to setup. Helps fill spotty coverage just where I need it. Pairs flawlessly with my Linksys WRT54G (ver.6) where others have failed or were incompatible.

Cons: Plug is 90 degrees off of how most wall outlets are installed, which means once plugged in it’s actually on its side. But this is only cosmetic. Signal from EW-7438RPn is only fair at best when set at 100% TX power but I suspect this is due to its overall size and relation to the internal antenna.

Other Thoughts: Know what you’re buying before complaining about throughput. You will see a 20 to 50 percent decrease in speed connecting wirelessly to any repeater/extender, yet still have plenty downstream for most any type of media, gaming, surfing, etc. Don’t let online speed tests be the ultimate judge. Revisit your home Wifi setup. Make sure you’re not using a crowded channel. Experiment with antenna placement or position. Lower fragmentation thresholds.

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Sangean FM-Stereo RBDS/AM Digital Tuning Portable Stereo Radio (Black) PR-D5
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Above average but not spectacular 12/28/2011

This review is from: Sangean FM-Stereo RBDS/AM Digital Tuning Portable Stereo Radio (Black) PR-D5

Pros: Black in color, been waiting for an option other than white. AM sensitivity above average especially during day time due to the large ferrite bar antenna. AM selectivity is good but nothing out of the ordinary. FM performance and sound quality equivalent to "chique" radios costing much more. RDS works as it should and the same as any other Sangean I've owned. Automatic gain control circuit on AM is nearly perfect, even better then my ATS-909 and produces a more pleasant and listenable signal during quick fading in/out. It appears to not drain batteries very fast. Build quality is OK. It has AUX in if you want to use it as a quick set of speakers. Got mine for $59.99 with free shipping after $10 promo code.

Cons: Front control buttons are funky and have an overly predominant cheap feeling to them. They remind me of dragées glued to springs (Google it). Switching between 9 and 10 kHz tuning steps on AM instantly wipes any memories you may have programmed. AM audio sounds a bit hollow to my ears; a tone control would've been a great addition. Although I prefer the black color it's a fingerprint magnet out of the box. The MSRP of $99 is grossly overpriced as is $70. I think $50 or somewhere there about is more fair.

Other Thoughts: I’ve probably owned nearly 100 radios in my lifetime ranging from Sony, Panasonic, Zenith, Sangean, Drake and Grundig. All of them have had their strengths and weaknesses in terms of AM performance. The problem with supposed ‘great” radios of today is a lot of newcomers don’t have anything to compare it to, other than maybe another cheap Chinese radio. The PR-D5 is an excellent choice for hard-core AM/FM listeners. I’d say it’s very close to any high performance radio made in the 1980’s and I’d certainly give it consideration if you’re looking for a more affordable option over Tivoli or CCrane.

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Rosewill - Pellucid HD Series High Speed HDMI Cable - 6 Feet
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Rosewill HDMI Cable 12/27/2011

This review is from: Rosewill - Pellucid HD Series High Speed HDMI Cable - 6 Feet

Pros: It's an HDMI cable. It appears to be of good quality and construction. It's 6 feet in length. It cost a whopping $2.99 with free shipping. Sure, it's not a Monster, it's an HDMI cable. Monsters have big teeth and hide under my bed.

Cons: I now feel guilty paying so little for this....I need to call my therapist.

Other Thoughts: Wait a second, I don't feel "that" bad. I could've been one of the doofuses who paid $50 or more for the same type cable at Best Squad Geek Buy.

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Date Joined: 11/01/02

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