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Pros: This camera actually works quite well, but I'm returning mine.

Cons: YI's privacy policy is a new low in utter lack of privacy.

It states that video snippets of undetermined length can and will be uploaded to Yi's server, and that Yi may do whatever it pleases with the footage, use it in any way the deem fit. There appears to be no way to turn the 'feature' off.

I don't know about you, but I don't want video of my family from inside my home or from my back yard sent to servers in China. Not now, not ever. If I'm going to be spied on, it should be a nice American group doing the spying, like those fine folks at the NSA.

Other Thoughts: Read some of the comments on that big retail site named after a South American river. YI's responses to queries about their privacy policy would do an American double-speak marketer proud. Let me summarize: "Trust us. We wouldn't do anything nefarious with your footage. But we're not turning the feature off."

Thinklux 6-PK-TKUA19S02-8.2W-830 60 Watts Equivalent LED Light Bulb
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5 out of 5 eggs My second order of these. I like them 05/20/2016

This review is from: Thinklux 6-PK-TKUA19S02-8.2W-830 60 Watts Equivalent LED Light Bulb

Pros: Nice white (not blue) color temperature, with bright even light. Low power consumption for a lot of light output. Although they are listed as "60 watt equivalent", I think they're closer to 75 watts or more light output. Run relatively cool. Inexpensive when on sale (for LEDs).

Cons: There is, as one reviewer noted, a slight delay at turn-on, perhaps half a second or so. I don't consider that much of a 'con', but wanted to mention it in case this was critical to you. Not worth removing an egg.

Other Thoughts: I have about 10 of these deployed around the house, replacing awful CFLs that draw four times the power, run hot, and fail after a few months as their power supply base overheats, turns brown, and dies. And they require special disposal because they contain hazardous materials in the light tubes.

My house runs about 80% LEDs, and I really like the technology now that it has matured somewhat.

D-Link DAP-1650 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Works OK when finally set up. Setup is difficult and buggy. 05/20/2016

This review is from: D-Link DAP-1650 Wireless AC1200 Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: Dual band output, decent range on 2.4 once it's working. Less so on 5.

Cons: Setting this thing up took HOURS. I am experienced with setting up networking devices, wired and wireless, and this thing is in a class all its own.

On the first go around, I got it mostly configured and it said it had to reboot to finalize settings, which is normal. I clicked "OK", and it sat there for a minute, then threw up a cryptic error message about why it would not be able to reboot, and stalled. When I power cycled it, it acted like it was the first time I'd turned it on. Nothing I'd entered was there. So I started over.

Second go around, I started re-entering the info, and found that it would kick me back to the login page if I didn't do anything with it for 10 SECONDS. That's it. 10 seconds of inactivity, and back to the login page. Not useful. Took much longer to enter the info, of course. Once I was done, it did reboot, then hung before finishing its initialization.

Third go around, it wouldn't boot after a power cycle, so I went to the PDF manual to find the 'factory reset' procedure. The manual said there's a recessed Reset button on the back of the thing. If by "on the back" they meant "on the bottom", then yes, there it was. I pressed and held it, and it rebooted.

Fourth go around, I once again entered the info (getting sent back to the login page about six times while doing so), and miracle of miracles, it rebooted, retained the settings, and began working.

Way, way more work than it needed to be. The firmware on it was the same firmware it originally shipped with when launched, no updates at all in over a year according to the D-link site. And I had to go to the site to check because the link inside the setup program to check for updates returned a "Can't connect to the server" message.

Once it was running, it has decent range, and extends my ASUS TM-AC1900 router's signal to the far ends of the house moderately well. My experience with ALL 'wi-fi extenders' has been, shall we say, tepid at best, and this is no exception.

Although I have had some success with the Engenius line, this was on sale and I thought I'd try it.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't buy it again.


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