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This review is from: Rosewill RHSP-14001 - 6-Outlet Wall Tap Power Surge Protector
Pros: Decent, compact size with 2 USB chargers and 6 AC outlets.
Cons: * Green LED light reflects off the top of the clear "Protected" plate, too bright to use in the bedroom or any where else you want some darkness at night. This "feature" was never described so it was a surprise that this green LED refracting light was part of the item. Obviously whoever designed this item did not test drive it at night while trying to sleep.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Tely Labs 11-TelyHD-01-01 Skype HD Video Calling Device
Pros: * Easy configuration
* Ease of use via carousel UI design setup
* Integrated design for use on top of LCD or Plasma TV
* Web browser feature included
* Autoanswer feature available via Skype Privacy settings
* Can import photos to be shown on screen
Cons: * Limited Skype functionality -- still required Skype desktop for contact management, etc
* Does not save Skype Online Status, so when device is restarted, it goes to default (Online)
* Very sensitive to network bandwidth availability and does not seem to be able to support lower bandwidths very well (both video and audio become choppy and even freezes)
* No remote management support, even though this feature was promised "in a year from now", and I had asked two years ago
Other Thoughts: Purchased the TelyHD Base Edition to replace my Logitech Skype TV Cam, which died after 1.5 years of service and Logitech no longer sells and supports the Skype TV Cam. I was able to do Skype HD video conferencing with my 88-year old mother using the Skype TV Cam. However, the TelyHD unit immediately started to pixel-ate and audio became choppy when I replaced the Logitech unit. I made sure the TelyHD was running the latest firmware and all other network settings were the same as before. Had to increase the Internet service to a higher bandwidth tier at the remote end (where the unit was installed) to properly support Skype HD video. Logitech unit did not have this same issue, and I Skyped at least 3 times a week with my Mom.
The other weirdness with the TelyHD was its configuration setup. You can set a wallpaper, but it is not used in a Skype window, just the main carousel menu level. Skype Online Status resets itself to default upon restart. There is no way to turn off features you do not want to use (like web browser), which may be necessary for remote installations.
In my opinion, the Logitech Skype TV Cam was better in core functionality than the TelyHD Base Edition, but the TelyHD has additional features not available in the Logitech unit. Since TelyHD is the only standalone Skype TV unit available, you will have to work with its quirks and limitations.
I think next time I need a Skype TV Cam or TelyHD-like unit, I would first explore using a Windows 8 touchscreen all-in-one PC in kiosk mode running only Skype. At least I can remote manage the unit for my Mom and even have solitaire card game available to play on the touchscreen :-)
This review is from: Steren BL-215-306BK Steren 6' black rg6 quad shield coaxial cable assembly
Pros: * Quality construction
* Still has some flexibility despite being RG-6 quad-shielded
Cons: * Connectors are not brass
* Misspellings on the packaging
Other Thoughts: Used this cable to replace the existing "cheap" cables from the CATV surge protector. Used for both Comcast HD DVR and Motorola SB6121 cable modem surge protection setup.READ FULL REVIEW