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TP-LINK TL-WR1043ND V1 Wireless N300 Gigabit Router-Certified Refurbished
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Runs OpenWRT 15.05
5 port gigabit switch
N WiFi

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I just bough a third of these, having used a v1.8 as my primary router/switch/AP since around the time it was released. After struggling with a TP-LINK firmware issue I installed OpenWRT 12.09 and it ran flawlessly. I have since installed the current version, 15.05, and it's still running flawlessly as my primary router/switch/AP. It's also a web server, file server, IRC proxy and just about anything else I want it to be.
I bought a second one just as a WiFi access point (AP) and switch for a home theater some time ago after the newer models were released.
I bought a refurb to use as a third AP to extend my WiFi. It's a 1.0 version, but runs OpenWRT 15.05 just fine and I have a five port gigabit switch should I want it.

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Arctic Coooling S113BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker-Black
  • Verified Owner
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Update to previous review 10/08/2015

This review is from: Arctic Coooling S113BT Portable Bluetooth Speaker-Black

Pros: Same as before.

Even with only one driver, this little box can still produce quite a lot of undistorted sound.

Cons: Playing audio through both analogue and USB inputs, it appears that one of the two drivers has disconnected so sound is only playing in the right channel.

There is no obvious way to try to fix this myself without damaging the unit, it is well beyond NewEgg's return period.

On the box, Arctic says this has a two year limited warranty and refers to warranty.arctic.ac. From that page the only choice it to go to "Learn more about ARCTIC Warranty Policies and Procedure" (www.arctic.ac/us_en/warranty-procedure) where I learned that Arctic's RMA process starts with sending the product to the dealer, which would be NewEgg.

Other Thoughts: I did buy a second one. It's still working fine.

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Kinivo BTH220 Silver / Black Bluetooth Stereo Headphone – Supports Wireless Music Streaming and Hands-Free Calling
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: These headphones are lightweight, have comfortable soft on-ear pads, decent upper bass response.

Paired with my DROID 4, they play fine with my phone in my pocket or on the other side of the next room.

Cons: Sound occasionally skips for a fraction of a second, the headband moves the earpieces when moving one's head, the mid and lower bass suffers due to lack of earpad seal and suffers significant wind noise.

While generally comfortable, the plastic over the ears becomes less comfortable after a few hours.

Other Thoughts: My usual headphone listening is with a Sennheiser HD555 circumaural open ear unit paired with a FiiO E6 amp, but the 2m cord with 1/4" jack and huge 1/8" jack adapter plugged into the amp and connection to my phone doesn't work well when cycling, so I bought these.

For the price, it's a great deal and worth the compromises.

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Andrew C.'s Profile

Display Name: Andrew C.

Date Joined: 10/23/05

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 02/08/13
  • Last Review: 05/18/16
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