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This review is from: CORSAIR Voyager Slider 64GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive Model CMFSL3B-64GB
Pros: There isn't a whole lot to say about a flash drive, but these are my thoughts.
The flash drive is 64GB, it can hold a lot. The drive is made of 2 plastics. The outer part is a softer feeling plastic that can handle being dropped, thrown or otherwise abused. The rest is the shiny plastic you are used to seeing with a lot of cheaper electronics.
The blue LED is lit only when transferring files and isn't too horribly annoying which is nice.
The read speed is not too shabby either. The write times are a bit slower with around 17MB/s average on a file transfer. The read times average about 80MB/s. This will be the kind of flash drive to store CD images and other large files meant for redistributing.
As for the average Joe, it works great for anything you could need, store it all and never worry about the space. But please, always keep a backup! We as a people will put more things on it as the capacity grows, but be leery of carrying all your eggs in one basket. See my other thoughts for my recommended application of this drive.
Cons: The write speeds are a bit shocking compared to the reading speed. You can read data at about 80MB/s, but writing is closer to 17MB/s.
The slider design is nice in that there is no cap, but there is nothing to prevent particles and other objects from going in to the connector even with the slider closed.
Finally, if you are not properly lined up with the port, you will simply close the slider instead of inserting the drive. The slider doubles as the grip and if you push too hard or have stiff USB ports, it will become very annoying to keep pulling the slider back.
Other Thoughts: All in all, I would recommend this drive for use by IT personnel for storing and taking ISO images and other large programs from place to place. This is primarily due to the number of reviews that cite failures. I have only had this drive for 1 month and have had great luck with it. But many have had failures and 64GB worth of data is a lot to lose. So always make backups of your personal data!READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: FREMO P100 10400mAh Power Bank Charger & Dual Port USB Car Charger for iPhone, iPad, Galaxy S5, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphone and Tablet (made by SCUD)
Pros: This power bank is great for charging any USB devices while away from home. It was able to sustain my Droid X2 for about 5 days with moderate use. The same cable used to charge most smart phones (not iPhone), can be used to charge this power pack. This makes it convenient as you only need one cord.
The power bank is a little heavy, but the sturdy construction keeps you from breaking it if dropped. The power bank can supply 5.1V at 2A which is better than a lot of the chargers that you buy for phones. This allows you to quickly charge your phone.
The power bank also includes a car charger. This is a dual USB port adapter capable of 5V at 1A on one port and 2.1A on the other.
The power bank also comes with a 1 year warranty which I thought was great. It shows the company has confidence in the unit. This power bank will be especially handy for me and has already become a great convenience.
Cons: My biggest complaint is how long it takes to charge the power bank. This is to be expected with a large battery internal to it, but to go from no charge to full charge is about 8 hours using the supplied car charger.
Next complaint is that it says it turns itself off when it is done charging. This made me believe that when the current consumption on the phone dropped, it would turn itself off completely, this was not the case. It kept trying to charge my phone (trickle charge), this caused it to use more power from the power bank. So be sure to unplug the phone when it has finished to preserve a little juice.
The included USB cable is really short at ~10 inches.
There is only one USB port on the power bank, so only one device can be charged at a time.
No way for the power bank to store the USB cable, meaning you have to carry them separate.
LEDs stay on the entire time the power bank is being used, so it wastes some juice.
Other Thoughts: The internal battery is 3.7V with 10400mAh. Knowing the voltages and capacities of your batteries can give you a rough estimate on how many charges you can get out of it for your device. For example, my phone is 3.6V with a 1600mAh battery. This means I will get roughly 6.5 charges assuming ideal conditions. However, there are losses in the 2 power conversions that take place. It has to go from the 3.7V in the power bank to the 5.1V on the output, then the phone has to take it back down to the In addition to this, the phone will use power as it is being charged.
All these factors work against how many full charges you can get off the battery.
Pros: The EnGenius ECB300 is a great product for the function and price. The device runs a very bare-bones software and is very stable from what I have found and offers great operating modes.
I particularly liked how it focused on versatility as opposed to number of features it could offer. It can act like a bridge, AP and so on. The range was certainly better than my current router. However, it doesn't matter how far it can go if the device you are wanting to use can't reach the ECB300. Meaning mobile and other hand-held devices may not see all that much of a performance increase.
The antennas are detachable and the TX power is configurable, giving you great control. The device also has some of the basic/essential features for acting like an AP (DHCP, port forwarding, etc).
Provides telnet interface for configuring and reading statistics from the device. Fast boot time and great time in joining wireless networks.
Cons: I was tempted to knock off 1 star because of the advertised Management Software that is included in the box. It is not very user friendly and does not support what I consider a basic function, the ability to clone settings from device to device. Or at least make and restore backups from the management software. The reason I didn't knock off a star was because it is not essential for using any feature of the device.
Another slight drawback is the old-school design of the web interface. The interface looks like a way simple website and kind of makes it harder to find things.
the casing feels like cheap plastic, but has held up great and will probably be fine so long as it isn't knocked to the floor.
Other Thoughts: Using 2 of these can make a great wireless bridge for places you can't get an ethernet line.READ FULL REVIEW