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Pros: - Actually capable of gigabit speeds
- Feels heavy and rock solid
- Killer warranty
- Wall mountable
Cons: Literally nothing unless this thing fell on your bare foot
Other Thoughts: I work for an ISP and have been testing various devices to couple with our gigabit fiber service. This is a very well built, capable switch for not a ton of money. It easy achieves gigabit speeds. Keep in mind you really only get 7 ports since one is used to connect to your router/modem/ont. Several of the devices I have been testing are TP-Link, and I am impressed. In testing, I coupled this with the TP-Link Archer C7 to do internet and internal speed tests. Very impressed.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: - 95mbps up and down on AC band (10/100 capable)
- Great internal file transfer speeds on the AC band
- Nice web interface
- Cheap Cheap Cheap price
- 2 year warranty
- Lights point down (nice if you don't like watching blinky-blinky lights if this sits under your TV or on your desk)
- The white is a nice, clean look
- Stays cool to the touch
Cons: - Only 10/100 WAN and LAN (this is clearly advertised though)
- Range doesn't compare to a $150+ Linksys
- Speed doesn't compare to a $150+ Linksys
- Lights point down (not nice if you do like watching blinky-blinky lights if this sits under your TV or on your desk)
Other Thoughts: I work for an ISP and have been testing wireless routers to couple with our gigabit fiber service. First, this device is only cable of 100mbps speeds, so I would suggest this as an option for the budget minded who really just want the AC band. That being said, for the money this is a great device. If your house is huge or your walls are slat and lathe, buy something more expensive with greater range. However, you could buy 2 or 3 of these to cover a large house and still save money. If you have an apartment or non-ranch style house, Edimax has you covered. This is the least expensive AP in the stack of boxes that I am testing, and I am honestly surprised at its performance when compared to $50-$80 competitors. Edimax, you put good hardware in peoples' hands for less money. Good job. We'll be ordering several more of these to have on hand. I'll expect the gigabit version at this price point in a year though, ok?READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Nest T3007ES (US) Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd generation
Pros: - Easy to install
- Easy to check when it ran and for how long in the history
- Auto-away feature
- Saves me money
- Remote control via android app
- Wife approved
- Looks cool
Cons: - Hal 9000 anyone?
- Sometimes when you walk up to it the screen doesn't turn on without a tap, but this is rare.
- Entering a long, complex wifi password is rough, but you only do it once.
These are all petty complaints, but I'm trying to be honest.
Other Thoughts: Firstly, I would recommend this product, but people do have issues that they (the owners) are causing. I use
Cool if it is hot outside and Heat if it is cold outside, make sense? If you set it to Heat & Cool with a 1 degree variance, don't be surprised if your AC kicks on in the winter when the sun is shining and breaks your central air unit. This is your fault for not using your brain, not the Nest. If you have a 2 wire system or 1000ft of cable run and it causes a battery failure... this is also your fault. These are the biggest two complaints I see and it makes me put my hands over my face and shake my head. Now you know.
I turned off the learning function as my wife and kids come and go on less of a daily schedule than I do. Now, if there is no motion in the house for a bit, it will auto-away and reduce HVAC run time (except at night when there is obviously no motion). It is mounted high enough that my dogs don't set it off which is nice. I like that I can check on it remotely or check to see if my wife has the house turned up to 80 degrees in the winter while I'm at work. The only setting I have in the scheduler is to warm up the house in the winter about 15 minutes before I wake up for work to shower. If you burn wood for supplemental heat, the history feature will let you see a reduction in furnace run time.
With the auto-away feature alone, you can save money on your bills. Yes, my monthly bill, on average, has decreased.