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This review is from: Loftek MW2-21 Multi-functional 3-in-1 Wireless Router - Support Wireless Storage and charging function, Pocket Size, Support Router/AP/Client/Bridge/Repeater Modes, 150Mpbs, USB Powered - Black
Pros: -Decent signal range.
-Worked (mostly) out of the box, despite what the instructions lead you to believe.
-Paired up with a decent file manager program.
-Good battery life. Used 8 hours of streaming music, plus partial battery charge to ensure it works, and device still reads 75% charge.
-Paired up with the file manager on first try, didn't HAVE TO go through all of the setup that it leads you to believe if you're just file sharing from it. Still need to if you're setting up wifi.
Cons: -Outdated instructions, neither website for program manager software works (iphone or android), just search app store for it.
-***Specifies in instructions but nowhere else "Only small size (<10MB) can be operated on TF card DO NOT read, write, copy, paste large size files or errors may happen."
-Super short usb cable included
-Does not say anywhere what format your drives or cards need to be to work with device, luckily it just plain worked with micro SD from old phone.
-Signal freezes from time to time but that may be my phone trying to put wifi to sleep so I'll have to check settings.
Other Thoughts: My story: I own a Nexus 5. Bought an OTG thumb drive that doesn't work correctly with Nexus 5, then lost the d@m& thing besides. Wanted a battery backup, and had received one of those little 2200mAh cylinder things that my power hungry phone literally ignores when I plug in (not kidding, and i know the 2200 work because it works fine on my old phone).
Bought this to use as a batter backup and mobile file storage. Since Nexus 5 doesn't take any form of SD card, I wanted more storage, although based on what the instructions say I guess I'll have to keep it at just music because it may not be able to stream anything more than a gif file!
Enter this nifty device. I pop in a 32 gb microSD, fill it with music, and now I can listen to it for days on end because I can just recharge the battery with it if it gets too low... Plus I can plug in a thumb drive to make a 6 month long playlist!
Pros: I wanted something that allows me to use my phone, connect it to my TV and still have my phone plugged in to charge. I have a High Def phone, why not use it as a portable media player?
Cons: It does hinder the charging a bit.
If you try to play a game with it you have to be very gentle because if you bump the chord too much it will fuzz out on you.
The TV I tried it out on had a slight delay between the picture and the sound, and it does not export sound, only video. So you either need a separate audio cable for this, or get use to sound delay.
Other Thoughts: It might work better on a different TV, I have not tried that because I wanted it for a specific setup in my bedroom. I don't have a sound cable long enough to use where I have the TV versus where I have the phone sitting, so I can't say if that will fix the delay or not. And if you have the right media player, you should be able to account for a delay. Watching certain things, this wouldn't really be a problem, but it would drive me insane on fast paced or action shows/movies. So since Netflix doesn't allow for a delay setup, that rules out half of my viewing choices.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: GIGABYTE GA-A55M-DS2 FM1 AMD A55 (Hudson D2) Micro ATX AMD Motherboard
Pros: Decent options for a small board. Everything was fairly straightforward. Got it working with 2 case fans, a 1 gig hdd, dvd drive, an A4-3400, 4 gb Corsair ram, some random 1gb AMD video card....
And a 230 watt 20-pin power supply.
Cons: Nothing so far. Has worked every startup.
Other Thoughts: Running Windows 7 with a video capture card flawlessly. I know it's not the optimal setup, but it's an easy setup for random people to use.
I had a power supply set to go in there that I found out was bad. Only had an old 20 pin psu. Their website said that a 20 pin will work if it puts out enough power. Figured it would be enough while loading software, but did some research. As long as you don't run a server setup with 100 hard drives and 53 fans in your case, this thing can run off of a really small amount of power and power supply.
I'm impressed. Didn't think I'd ever find a use for that old power supply!