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P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs Lacks too many features 07/18/2009

This review is from: P3 Kill A Watt Electricity Load Meter and Monitor

Pros: Cheap. Handles some basic needs.

Cons: Extremely difficult to use for comparative evaluations. Even though it has a time counter, it has no reset feature (other than to disconnect it). We bought it to compare different power-save settings on computers over varying periods of time. We would have gotten more accurate data if we could start the sample after the boot up. Also, does not actually provide KWH information. Shows power used in one mode, time in another.

Other Thoughts: It earned 2 eggs because of the price. We

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LINKSYS BEFSR41 EtherFast Cable/DSL Router with 4-Port Switch 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Ports 4 x 10/100Mbps LAN Ports
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Worked okay for about 13 months (12 mo. warranty). Decently designed web interface for setup.

Cons: I was having some connectivity issues (pages from a variety of sites would stop loading, downloads failing) happening from a variety of computers and OS's behind the router. Cable modem metrics showed signal coming into house was okay. Trying to rule out a router issue, I attempted to download the latest firmware, which repeatedly errored-out during upgrade (router still okay otherwise).

Decided to call Linksys support about the firmware update issue and had to pay $30 before tech would even translate the error message. After 90 min. with their tech trying the update via a WebEx connection he (1) discovered that publicly posted update binary on the Linksys site was corrupt; (2) installed an update from a non-public source that completely bricked the router. Tech tried to end the call after he destroyed my device, but I spent another 20 min. on the phone waiting for his supervisor. My compensation: a $15 "rebate" for the support call.

Other Thoughts: Count on the fact that you'll probably be replacing this after a year. I strongly advise against trying to deal with their support people under any circumstances. If a firmware update ever fails, buy a new router.

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SMC LG-ERICSSON SMCGS8 Unmanaged Unmanaged 8 Ports Compact Switches
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  • Owned For: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs After a year, lots of lock-ups 12/02/2008

This review is from: SMC LG-ERICSSON SMCGS8 Unmanaged Unmanaged 8 Ports Compact Switches

Pros: Being used in a home office with a number of computers and a wireless access point. Was a good value when I bought it. Ran slightly warm but performed well at first.

Cons: After about a year of use, the switch started locking up on a pretty regular basis. It is plugged into a good UPS, so I don't believe this was caused by power hits. I started getting a lot of complaints from a VIP user (my wife), so I'm replacing it with a Netgear.

Other Thoughts: Have had good experiences with SMC in general, so this particular unit may have been a dud.

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Richard G.'s Profile

Display Name: Richard G.

Date Joined: 07/24/04

  • Reviews: 3
  • Helpfulness: 3
  • First Review: 12/02/08
  • Last Review: 07/18/09
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