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TRENDnet TV-IP762IC (v1.0R) 720P HD Wireless Day/Night Micro SD card, 2 Way Audio Cloud IP Camera
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4 out of 5 eggs solid choice for cloud viewing at night 08/11/2016

This review is from: TRENDnet TV-IP762IC (v1.0R) 720P HD Wireless Day/Night Micro SD card, 2 Way Audio Cloud IP Camera

Pros: Free cloud based remote viewing software. Works even behind restrictive firewalls (for a limited time)

Very simple and easy setup, so long as you are not on windows 10

Comes with mounting screws

Audio is surprisingly clear. It will pick up very faint noises.

2 way audio is neat

Once I connected my phone directly, I was then able to view it over the internet from a remote location without any manual port forwarding or difficult setup.

Cons: If you are on windows 10, don’t plan on using the software. You will have to find it manually on your network either by guessing or looking at your dhcp server. Or use windows 8.1 earlier. This is more a Microsoft problem than a Trendnet problem.

If you are behind a firewall and your phone can’t talk directly to the camera, the connection will get proxied through Trendnet’s servers. This great for quick viewing, but there is a time limit, presumably because it’s costing them bandwidth on their servers to pass the traffic to you.

Need an external speaker of some kind for 2 way audio to work.

Other Thoughts: What a nightmare it was trying to get this setup using windows 10. The software on the disk and online is not trusted by windows, so the OS blocks it. Despite significant effort to try to force it to work, I wasn’t able to get it to work. I ended up just tossing the software and using the web interface to set it up. It will try to install a plugin, but it’s only required if you want to view video. You can still complete the setup without installing anything.
Once it was setup it worked beautifully. There was maybe a 3 or 4 second lag in the video over the internet, but it worked well even with minimal upload speed. It was still connected over 100 ft away from my wifi router.
If you need what it has (wifi, motion sense, night vision), and don’t need was it doesn’t (poe, built in speaker), then it’s a great choice at the current price listed on newegg. For the full MSRP though it might be a bit expensive for what it does.

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Corsair Gaming STRAFE MX Silent Mechanical Keyboard, Backlit Red LED, Cherry MX Silent
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5 out of 5 eggs Are you typing or is there a butterfly tapping it's wings on a cloud? 08/11/2016

This review is from: Corsair Gaming STRAFE MX Silent Mechanical Keyboard, Backlit Red LED, Cherry MX Silent

Pros: I agree with the claim of most silent mechanical keyboard. Very quiet. You could type a 5000 word term paper without waking the baby.

Can be programmed with Linux/SteamOS using CKB. Light effects and all. Not as fancy as the windows equivalent, but it’s certainly better than nothing

Single button enable/disable gaming mode

Long cable, with long split between the two usb connectors. Would probably reach both a usb port at the top of the motherboard, and a port on a storage controller in the last pci slot

Great build quality

Open key design is very easy to keep clean.

Cons: It’s probably just a personal preference, but I’m not a fan of typing on this board. It just doesn’t “feel” right to me. Feels great gaming though.

Had to do some web searching and fail several times at the unintuitive linux software installation.

The extra gaming keycaps are only keyed for standard wasd users. The built in curve makes them useless if you keep your fingers elsewhere.

Other Thoughts: I was immediately impressed with the build quality as soon as I took it out of the box. Corsair really made an effort to make the most silent mechanical keyboard available, and I’d say they succeeded. I was taken back by how quiet it really was.
Gaming performance is on par with cherry black switches. It felt good and responsive. No complaints there.
As stated above I didn’t really care for the feel of the key switches for pure typing. Has a very soft plastic hitting soft plastic feel when they bottom out. What goes unnoticed during intense gaming is clearly evident when you are sitting here typing a review. It’s probably still better than membrane keys, but I’d much prefer red, black, or even clacky blue switches. This is obviously geared towards gaming in silence though, so I can’t really knock it for this. It’s probably just a personal preference anyway.
Overall if gaming/typing in total silence is important to you, this should be at the top of your list. The fancy lighting effects are just icing on the cake.

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Silicon Power 32GB Elite microSDHC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 85MB/s (SP032GBSTHBU1V20NE)
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Pros: Good capacity for the price
Inexpensive
Faster than my old SD card

Cons: Micro card is kind of hard to remove from the adapter. I scraped some of the design off with my finger nail trying to remove it.
Data recovery software advertised on package can be downloaded without buying this SD card. Search for "recuva" on thier website.

Other Thoughts: Benchmarks:
Via SD adapter on pc:
Read: 52.2 MB/s
write: 22.4 MB/s

On my android phone
Read: 34.42 MB/s
write: 13.33 MB/s

Performance of the card is roughly twice as fast as my old 8 gb card. No issues or defects with it. Good price/performance. My only gripe is the colorful design. You can't see it inside of a device,and it seems to add a little bit of thickness to it so that it can be a little tough to get out of the SD card adapter. No issues inserting or removing from my phone though. Overall a solid performer for the price.

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Display Name: Edwin P.

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