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This review is from: LINKSYS SE2500-NP Smart 5-Port Gigabit Ethernet Switch
Pros: - 5 Gigabit Ethernet ports allowing you to connect up to 4 ethernet devices.
- Plug and play. Set up consists of connecting one port to the router and other four ports to devices requiring ethernet.
- There is one hardware switch for turning the port status lights on or off.
- Device comes with 1 year hardware warranty.
- 90 day phone support and live online chat support.
- Auto sensing of speed.
- Unused ports auto-shut off.
Cons: - Device performs without any issues.
Other Thoughts: - I received the ethernet switch. I plugged in the power adapter to the wall. I connected the switch to the router. Then I connected my two desktop computers that I currently work on to the switch. That was it for setup. The switch works flawlessly ever since.
- It’s hard to find any faults with this switch. Its supposed to work as an dependable un-managed Gigabit switch. It doesn't come with any bells and whistles but it does its job without any hiccups.
This review is from: VIZIO - 38" 3.0-Channel Soundbar W/ Bluetooth
Pros: - Arrived quickly.
- Very nice sound from my Vizio TV and iPhone (bluetooth). The includes decent bass (surprising)
- Wall mounting brackets included.
- Vizio TV remote works nicely with this sound bar. Its easy to mute TV speakers and just use the bar with same remote.
Cons: - Need to read instructions to figure out input options.
Other Thoughts: - I mounted this sounder below my Vizio TV (which is mounted on the Wall). Sound is surprisingly good. I first played songs off my iPhone via bluetooth. I then used optical connection (cable is included) to play sound off tv. It took bit of research how to change input sources.
- The Vizio TV has an option to turn off the sound. The TV remote then controls sound bar while sound tv is off. Convenient.
- I am planning to use brackets that came with this sounder to mount the sounder on the wall.
- For the price, this is an awesome sound bar, especially if you also own newer Vizio TV
Pros: - Item arrived quickly from newegg. Packaging was excellent.
- TRENDnet wireless HD Day/Nigtht Cloud Camera is not hard to set up.
- Up to 1820x720 resolution at 30 frames per second.
- Ability to view your cameras’ broadcast and hear sound from anywhere through Trendnet’s Cloud service.
- The camera has a built in microphone and a jack for external speakers allowing for two way audio.
- Automatic switching between night and day modes with IR illumination.
- There is micro SD slot for recording of video.
- Finally, there is ability to view the video feed through the browser or mobile app.
- Camera is powered by external power supply.
- Ethernet port and wireless connection.
- Automatic recording of video, defined length clips or snapshots based on motion detection or sound detection. It is also possible to set up scheduled or always on recordings.
Cons: - The camera is huge. There is no good reason for such large dimensions.
- No built in speakers, only speaker jack.
- Camera gets warm.
- Night illumination is abysmal. I am not even getting 3 feet illumination. Don’t be swayed by night vision claim. It’s not working right.
- Don’t point it at the windows. The camera will wash out easily if there is a bright light source in view.
- The default folder location for recordings is in hidden folder, at least in Windows 10.
- If you want to watch the video feed in a browser, you need to install a browser plugin.
- The mobile app cannot record video to a mobile device. It can only save snapshots.
- The camera does not recognize my router’s 5GHz Wi-Fi.
Other Thoughts: - I plugged in this camera to my router through the ethernet cable to set it up. I pointed my browser to the IP address assigned by the router. Once I logged into camera I was ready to set it up. The process was generally easy. Although, I had to install a browser plugin to be able to view the live feed from the camera in Internet Explorer.
- I then installed the TrendNetCloudView software on my iPhone but I was disappointed I could not record video from the camera. I was only able save still shots. With the camera set up, cloud viewing enabled and speakers attached, I was finally ready to spy on my Dachshund when I was at work. It never ceased to be amusing to be to talk to my dog over the video camera!
- All jokes aside, the TRENDnet TV-IP762IC camera did not impress me. Its performance is acceptable when the view is lit evenly and there is plenty of light. The camera struggles at night. The cloud view, while convenient, should be used cautiously. It broadcasts video and sounds from my house to the internet. I unplug my camera when I am at home.