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This review is from: TP-LINK Archer C2600 Wireless AC2600 Dual-Band MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
Pros: Mobile app allows basic config changes from a touch friendly mobile app. It logs into the device via the inside interface when you provide the username and password (no cloud access). I had two tp-link access points on my network and it detected both of them, so you don’t have to be directly connected to the device, just on the same lan.
Wall Mount works well
Wifi is faster than any one client device is going to use.
Parental controls make an attempt to filter content as well as usage times.
Basic and advanced modes in the web interface cater to both the “just make it work” type and the “I want to personalize every setting” type
Simplistic yet powerful QoS settings. You can categorize by MAC address, by switch port (wifi is considered one port, with a separate port for the guest wifi), or by application (tcp/udp ports)
Ping & Traceroute tools built into web ui
Cons: If you’ve never owned a full-featured 802.11ac router, it may be larger than you are used to. It would take up a lot of desk space if it was not hanging on the wall.
Dynamic DNS requires the device to be connected to the internet via the wan port. If you are using this as just a wifi AP and not your main firewall, you can’t use it as a dyndns client.
You can configure static routes, but you cannot configure the default route. As a standalone AP, the device won’t be able to access the internet (this does not affect any clients connected so long as they get their DHCP address from somewhere else).
USB3 flash drive connected to router averaged about 20 MB/s. Even factoring in the wifi, it should be able to do at least double that. In it’s defense, I have yet to test a wifi router that will get the full potential out of attached storage. Most are not even this fast.
Other Thoughts: Wifi and wired switch performance are excellent, the setup wizard is useful, the hookup instructions are well thought out and easy to follow. This represents the best value in AC2600 devices right now. You could pay a lot more, but you don’t gain anything more other than brand name recognition. The only real negatives I have are if you try to use the device soley as a wifi access point. It was obviously not designed for this application, however it does work if you don’t mind the negatives mentioned above. I don’t imagine this will affect 95% of users though. Bottom line, if you are looking for an all-in-one AC2600 wifi router/firewall, this by far the best value.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SteelSeries Siberia V3 Single 4-Pole Connection Connector Circumaural Gaming Headset
Pros: Incredible comfort. By far the most comfortable headphones I've ever used
I appreciate the lengthy cords and splitter
noise blocking ear cups work pretty well if you are looking straight, like during gaming
Cons: I was somewhat underwhelmed by the sound. Maybe I was expecting too much due to the price. It's not that it's bad, but it certainly wasn't the "wow" effect that you would expect when dropping this much on a set of headphones.
I found the ear cushion seal was broken if I turn my head. I believe it is due to the anti-gravity strap pulling them up.
Friends complained that I was difficult to hear compared to my previous mic. After adjusting settings in teamspeak it was serviceable.
Other Thoughts: This is a solid gaming headset. It will serve you well through long gaming sessions. It's certainly better than the bargain basement options. My main gripe is that the entry price is a little too steep compared to the audio quality of the speakers as well as the microphone. Again, its' not bad, but you might get a better sound for your money elsewhere. If you're willing to sacrifice some audio quality to get supreme comfort, then this is a good option.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Keys feel snappier than my worn keys.
Feels like the spacebar actually works
Installation requires re-applying thermal paste to cpu and gpu, which actually helped cut down on fan noise.
Contains a complete set of keys, so I can replace worn keys one at a time.
Cons: Impossible for most people to install. The keyboard requires removing everything inside the laptop including removing the heat pipes from the cpu.
Even if you get it all apart, the keyboard is mounted to the shell with plastic rivets. about 25 of them in all. You would have to break every one of them, and then probably use some kind of glue to re-attach them. I gave up at that point and put it all back together.
Other Thoughts: Why would anyone sell this keyboard if it would require replacing the whole upper shell anyway. It really should only be sold as one piece. ONce you break those plastic rivets, there is no way to re-attach it.
I'm going to try just replacing the individual worn keys