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EZVIZ Mini O 720p HD Wi-Fi Home Video Monitoring Security Camera, Built-in Speaker and Mic, Works with Alexa using IFTTT
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Pros: -Very Easy setup on iPhone and Android
-Night vision works well
-Nice magnet mounting
-Small and Streamlined

Cons: -Away from Home access requires account with EZ-Viz
-Doesn't support RSTP streaming protocol
-Outbound audio didn’t work with iPhone app
-No Windows/OSX software, no web access gui.

Other Thoughts: This camera makes a GREAT baby monitor and my wife loves it. It’s sleek, easy to use, and has a good night vision mode that is leaps and bounds better than most baby monitors. It’s also a huge plus that we can monitor our child using our phones instead of a dedicated screen that only works for the monitoring system. It's also priced less than 1/2 of most quality baby monitor systems.

As far as being used for a security system I’d give it a big fail. While the app is quite good for viewing while on site, who really wants to monitor their home when they are already there? Remote viewing from locations other than where it's installed requires the subscription to an account through EZViz which is a monthly fee and routes all video through their servers.

I’m uncomfortable with this as I wanted to use my own viewing/recording system (Blue Iris or php/html code) and I certainly didn’t want my private life being routed through some random company’s servers. If they would revamp this device to support the industry standard RSTP streaming protocol they would have one of the best camera’s on the market in my opinion.

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HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 (M9L66A#B1H) Duplex 4800 dpi x 1200 dpi Wireless / USB / Ethernet Color Inkjet MFC Printer
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Pros: For the cost of a new set of inks you can get this entire new printer. Updated driver software makes network scanning and printing a breeze, and it doesn’t include a silly popup notification icon ‘near the clock’ like HP printers of the olden days.

Many different connection options: USB, Ethernet, WIFI and ‘Air Print’ for your cell phones and tablets. This is a BIG win for the home/light user whom just needs to print and scan occasionally.

The web GUI is nice but who really uses these anyway?

Cons: My only con with this unit is that the scans can be a little ‘soft’ when loaded through the document feeder. I don’t believe it holds the paper firmly against the glass so it lacks the crispness found on more expensive scanners and printers. But really, what do you expect for this price? It works on a stack of double-sided documents and is great for light use. If you are a paperless office you’d want to think again. Any other ‘gripes’ are negated because of the price of this printer.

Other Thoughts: This is another run of the mill HP printer. Wait for it to go on sale and enjoy. HP historically puts their $200-$300 priced printers on almost a 50% sale at year end as this is an odd price to value niche. It’s not cheap, but it’s also not the quality you can find among other brands for slightly more. When these printers discount they cannot be beat. In most cases you can grab a new printer for the price of replacement inks if you time it right.

I cannot confirm that it will ‘lock out’ upon replacement with unbranded ink. That being said, you don’t save enough money going off brand anyway. Just buy the HP inks and move on. If you purchase a lot of ink and print a lot make an investment on a better printer. Or better yet, get a contract with your local copier/printer provider for consumables and lease their printers. This is getting cheaper all the time. Printer ownership, overall, is a costly decision.

This unit is for the ‘mom and pops’ who print out a recipe or letter from time to time and want to scan/fax a little bit of correspondence. Students will probably do better just printing at a local school resource (computer lab, library, classroom, friend’s house, etc).

If you know why you wouldn’t like a basic printer, then this unit isn’t for you. For most folks when they run out of ink on their several year-old printer this is a better upgrade opposed to purchasing ink sets at $80+

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CORSAIR RMx Series RM850X 850W 80 PLUS GOLD Haswell Ready Full Modular ATX12V & EPS12V SLI and Crossfire Ready Power Supply
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Pros: The Corsair has built a great quality power supply that comes at a reasonable price. Features dual 8-pin CPU connectors and 6x PCI 6+2 connections for high-powered workstations and servers. This power supply is ready to handle two separate CPU's and BIG raid arrays. It's a gamers dream with 6 PCI-E cables being able to run several separate video cards to multiple monitors with ease. Fully Modular Cabling is a responsible length, not too long or too short, and the mesh wrapping is sturdy. Fully Modular is really the way to go if you're going to be modifying/tinkering in your computer frequently.

Cons: This is a BIG power supply (in physical size). I'd probably only recommend it if you are running multiple video cards or dual cpus. The penalty for going 'BIG Power' is that you'll need a big case. Neither are really a con should just do some homework on if you need a power supply this big.

Other Thoughts: I used this to covert a 1u rack mounted dell server (dual xeon, 72gb memory) into a tower case saving one more computer from the landfill and easing future hardware maintenance costs by swapping into a standard ATX power supply and case system. I ran two separate raid arrays and an external video card. Couldn't be happier!

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Display Name: Michael W.

Date Joined: 11/10/04

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  • First Review: 01/04/09
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