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APC BE600M1 Back-UPS 600 VA 330 Watts 7 Outlets Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB charging Port
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4 out of 5 eggs Great for many uses. 2 Year warranty. 09/25/2016

This review is from: APC BE600M1 Back-UPS 600 VA 330 Watts 7 Outlets Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with USB charging Port

Pros: For the average Home PC, Laptop and several other ways of using this for Surge Protection and Battery Backup. Included USB connection, and software putting you in charge of how soon to turn off plugged in PC’s, Laptops.

A total of 7 AC plug connections. 5 with Battery Backup, 2 surge protection only. The AC Sockets are wider spaced. This can be used for more than just computers, you can use this for Routers, Switches and other plugged in items around your desk/work area. This has a 5ft angled ac plug cord. The AC plugs are wider spaced allowing for more opportunity for all your plugs to fit.

Handy USB Charging Port for Cellphone, Tablet Etc..

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: When shopping for Uninterruptible Power Supply, it’s not always necessary to over buy, in terms of available backup power. 600VA won’t handle a hi-end Gaming PC, but it will do great UPS protection and power for most average home PC’s, Laptops, Routers, Switches, Backup Drives… even a lamp.

I first followed the directions and plugged in the battery. I like that it’s shipped, fresh battery on the ready and unused. Just open the door on the bottom, plug in the battery terminals and you’re ready. I let mine charge overnight and started with my Laptop and Router. When I pulled the AC plug and saw how far I could still stay connected, the Power Chute Software showed way more than needed time to stay connected. Over a half hour of run time was how long I had. Schedule how soon the Power Chute Software should safely turn off your PC.

I guess I was the lucky one. No beeps, no miss signaling annoying me. This is doing its job, and within its specs is a good value for the price. You could easily spend twice as much and not need the extra battery life. I have other APC Battery Backup’s being used and is my go to brand. MY setup has several, several electrical devices from my printer to my LAN switch, to my router and so on. The APC can also support these along with your PC, Laptop, etc.

I didn’t write a review an hour after getting it, I have tried it out over weeks. I can think of 3 people that could use this rated Battery backup and be covered for their needs, and have a $75,000-dollar equipment protection guarantee. Having protection from electrical surges, lightening is where you want the blow out, not your PC and equipment. For a good value APC and a 2 year warranty, this is a nice Battery Backup.

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Silicon Power 64GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3B05V1K)
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5 out of 5 eggs 64GB Sttorage, Thumb Slide Out 3.0 USB connector, Lifetime Warranty. 09/25/2016

This review is from: Silicon Power 64GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3B05V1K)

Pros: Nice size drive with slide USB connector, no cap to lose.

Quick, instant recognition install. SP Widget free download software, 7 back-up’s and Secure functions.
Subtle red LED indicator, shows activity. 64GB is a lot of storage for office or home use. Music, Videos, Documents, a good size catalog for most users.

Fast read and write speeds with USB 3.0 and backwards compatible.

Over time you slide the USB so much, it’s nice that a Lifetime Warranty covers you that the connection will always be fast.

Cons: None..

Other Thoughts: I decided to load videos, then music, and a mixed storage of all at once to test either on my PC, another pc, or on a router. The male USB slides out just enough for a solid connection, which is nice. The little bit of free play I see as good, considering how many times it will be used. Nice easy thumb action and what feels like solid and light weight thumb drive.

Instant USB thumb drive recognition for multi-pc use. I had no problem connecting to my router for sharing of my music catalog. Set and forget, the connection and file transfers have been fast, on 3.0. This is USB backwards compatible.

64GB is a lot of music, videos, docs, however you want to use this for storage, it’s a lot for the price and again the Lifetime Warranty, great warranty!

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TP-LINK Talon AD7200 Multi-Band Wi-Fi MU-MIMO Gigabit Router
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5 out of 5 eggs 60G ready, TP-LINK hit a home run with this router. 09/13/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK Talon AD7200 Multi-Band Wi-Fi MU-MIMO Gigabit Router

Pros: With Routers being improved, TP-Link has again done a great job of developing a router that does outperform my previous router, in range and options. Having both 2.4 and 5Ghz bands you have options for separation to include 11ad. I have a large home and property; the signal distance is much better. I get full signal connections that are stable. My wireless security system never had such a steady consistence connection (using 2.4Ghz). Even the 5Ghz band has further coverage than my Cable company hi-end router does. I do use a repeater, range extender that works even better now that my signal is better. Future ready with the new 60gz band for the future use as products support the new band.

4 wired Ethernet connections in the rear of the router. You can control LED lighting, not many routers have a choice to turn LED’s on or off, and this one can be set by time of day, very nice. 2 USB 3.0 ports are awesome, connect a Hard Drive for shared storage for devices on your network. Wall mountable is a good option, or table top.

1.4G dual core CPU with 8 antennas creating 1 array with 32 antenna pins, very nice. I have several devices connected both wireless and wired thru a switch, all perform very well. The ‘Guest’ network allows a separate password, keeping your personal one safe. Easily change setting with the easy to use software. This includes both iOS and Android status applications.
2-year warranty. TP-Link has great support if needed. Parental controls are built in.

Cons: Not necessarily a con, because the USB sharing is on the same network, using the same user name and passwords. Either the Admin account or set another account for sharing use. Setting a separate user and password if separate device passwords want to, well stay separate.

Traffic information shows port counts since last reset, combines both sent and received traffic into a single number, it’s limited to bulk use information, not separate device use. Good if you want to see numbers, usualy not a big deal to know with is using what, but it would be nicer to have separation.

Other Thoughts: If you’re asking yourself, why invest in a router? My response is several; for starters, the awesome performance and options this TP-LINK ASD7200 offers for now and the future. I reduced my Cable bill by no longer paying monthly for their $20 a month Hi-End router. Changing Cable providers allowed me to have the Cable company’s router/modem put into ‘Bridge’ mode, making this my lead/main router. Not all providers are willing to do this, you just plug into there’s and expand. The money I am saving paying less monthly, will have this pay for itself over time. Next ‘Control’, you’re able to easily change settings and not have to worry about doing either something wrong to your provider’s equipment and/or how to even guide or log in to theirs. If you’re a technical user, you will be impressed. I’ve reviewed several routers over the years and this by far is the best yet. The old saying ‘you get what you pay for’.. apples to apples, yes it’s worth the investment and possible savings.

I didn’t have any devices to connect to the new 60Gz band, but it’s nice to know I’m ready, it’s yet another option to separate from others and set for better connectivity. 4600Mbps of 11AD is impressive and I have no doubt this will support it, can’t wait.

8 Antennas and a 9” X 9” base width this is on the larger size of routers. Tabletop, shelf or wall mount it’s a good looking router, with a nice length power cord. I do recommend this for anyone who needs a power house router that’s ready for years with the 11AD 60Gz band. For the average user, it really is set and forget, no changes needed. For the advanced user, it packed with MU-MIMO services, user controls and featured packed.

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