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This review is from: SONY Micro Vault Click 2GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive with Virtual Expander Model USM-2GL
Pros: Looks pretty cool
The clicking action is a nice touch
The LED is also rather cool looking
Reliable for years and years
Other Thoughts: I bought this flash drive about 6 years ago in high school and it has served me well ever since then. Rock solid reliability and speeds that outpace some other cheaper alternatives.
Using Samsung Magician's Drive Benchmark feature, this drive scored the following:
Sequential Read 20 MB/s
Sequential Write 6 MB/s
Random Read 1772 IOPS
Random Write 21 IOPS
The drive was plugged into a front USB 2.0 port. A much newer Dane-Elec Flash drive scored much worse (between 50-67% lower) in every aspect besides Sequential Read where it scored an even 20MB/s. In the grand scheme of things, I suppose they're just flash drives. But if you're going to be dropping $25 on a 2GB flash drive, I'd certainly enjoy the extra performance.
This review is from: Anker 71AN1852W-WA White 18W / 3.6A Dual-Port Wall Charger
Pros: *Looks Slick, unoffensive.
*Fast Charging (70% in ~1 Hour on my Nexus 5)
*Two Charging Ports (Nice for charging multiple devices at once).
Other Thoughts: I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical spending $12 on a charger. Its a decent chunk of change for something so simple but I bit the bullet and tried it anyways.
I also purchased a 6ft 22AWG USB wire to charge my phone. Upon opening the box and picking this thing up, the first thing that I noticed immediately was the weight. For such a small device, it's pretty hefty. I was surely expecting a light piece of plastic. The weight gives the impression of quality, so I examined the product closer and found the build quality to be excellent. My worries at that point vanished. The instruction manual that comes with the charger is also a nice touch and gives an explanation as to which charging ports do what and what devices they're meant for. Nice.
I plugged my Nexus 5 into the android port on the charger via my new USB cable with ~33% battery left. I proceeded to take a nap for about an hour and a half. When I woke up, the battery was fully charged. I checked my battery graph and found that it had fully charged my battery in a little over an hour.
Overall, I'm impressed with this product so far. It has exceeded my expectations. Between the new heavy duty USB cable and this Charger, I hopefully won't have to buy a new one any time soon.
Pros: -Great Looking
-Lots of advanced features and options to play around with
Cons: Another person in my house thinks it's hilarious to stream HD netflix whenever they hear that I'm on Battlefield 4. Of course this gets me kicked for high ping. Luckily this router has Bandwidth Control, where I can limit the incoming and outgoing bandwidth to certain IPs. I've got to toy around with it more, but it seems that it only works for users connected via WAN port and not wirelessly. Kind of disappointing.
Other Thoughts: Great bang for buck here on Newegg. Honestly the best router I've owned since my Linksys WRT54G. Every single router inbetween has been complete garbage from several different brands.
Looks: Great, sleek, modern black look. A bit larger than I was expecting, but I do like the dual external antennas for that extra power.
Setup: Easy as plugging it into your cable modem and connecting to the Router via web browser. Updating the firmware was a snap and took maybe 2 minutes. Hardly has to restart for any changes or features to go into effect, which was nice.
Performance - Range: Instantly noticed several things after getting this baby up and running. Range and Speed. The range is impressive, considering I get 2 bars of 2.4GHz on the other side of my decently sized house. And that's also through a floor. The 5GHz doesn't go that far, but the router isn't exactly in the best spot of the house either so, the walls it's surrounded by are probably the cause for that.
Performance - Speed: I'm hardlined to a TP-LINK WA830RE Range Extender. This range extender exists solely for when my buddies come over and my phone, which has a lackluster WiFi antenna. The range extender acts as a wireless adapter as well. I instantly recognized a jump in speed. Connected via 2.4GHz 802.11n I get the same download and upload speeds as if I were hardlined straight to the router. Very impressive. Gaming is smooth and enjoyable on several games including Company of Heroes and Battlefield 4.
Features: For those that are wondering, there are a plethora of features to toy around with on this router. Like literally You you have to scroll down to see all of the categories, many of which have several subcategories. For more advanced users it IS DD-WRT compatible.