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Mini Spy Pen Video Hidden DVR Camera  Hidden Mini Spy Camera Pen USB Cable Security DV DVR Video and Audio
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: The video quality is really decent using this as a live webcam or standalone. by the way, it can function as a live webcam when plugged into USB. You just click the top button and it switches from mass storage mode to live webcam mode. Windows 7 64-bit loaded a driver for both the storage device and the webcam as soon as either was plugged in and switched to. It works just like an SD card reader really.

Shipping was very fast too and it arrived well-packaged and with instructions. The methods for taking a photo vs a video and the error codes the LEDs can do are perfectly complex and sufficient while still being really simplistic and basically only using 1 button. It's a brilliant design and I think this would be great for anyone to use.

Cons: It's not much of a "spy pen" when one of the LEDs is always on while recording. Also, the battery life is really poor but it's not exactly a large of heavy device so that's understandable. The instructions were horribly translated to English but still easy to understand.

Other Thoughts: Then pen cam came with the USB cable to charge and read the data off it, which was really nice.

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ZyXEL NBG6815 AC2200 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router
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3 out of 5 eggs Doesn't play well with others 03/31/2016

This review is from: ZyXEL NBG6815 AC2200 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router

Pros: The router arrived well-packaged and intact. Setup was simple because all ports and buttons were labeled as to what they do. Printed right on the back of the router were the 2.4GHz and 5GHz SSIDs as well as the password.

Once I logged into the router at 192.168.1.1 I was greeted by a login screen informing me of what the default password would be if I didn't change it. That was nice so I didn't have to reference the manual. Setup was incredibly easy, though the router complains a lot if you are configuring the router without connecting it to a modem.

All sorts of features like CPU and memory usage of the router's hardware were available on the control panel. I could change any setting I wanted and had no problem finding anything.

There was no noticeable drop in bandwidth throughput after connecting to the router. A bandwidth test direct to the modem and while connected through the router had virtually the same speed.

Cons: While testing the router in a fairly high interference environment, the signal would drop from -45DBm to -73 several times per minute from 20 feet away. Computers pinging the router would get heavily delayed or dropped packets. I don't know what caused this but it didn't stop after any amount of time. The signal drop didn't happen to any of the other routers in my area that were on the same channel.

The main complaint I had with this router was it started interfering with my main router that was not sharing a channel at all and resided 25 feet away. My ping times were horrible and I kept getting double ping responses from my router until I switched off the Zyxel router. So apparently this router is easily interfered with from other routers and interferes with everything else in the surrounding area. That is completely unacceptable for a router of this quality. I would definitely not use this router unless it is the only wireless device for about 500 feet or you will likely have problems. I suspect it leaks 2.4GHz signals past the guard bands for each channel and basically stomps on all the major channels.

Other Thoughts: Changing the physical location and rotating the router made little difference to the signal quality, which is nice except I would have preferred it actually improved it. At least it didn't get worse no matter how I mounted it.

Also do note that in general, Zyxel routers are very poorly reviewed and reported to have problems across their entire series of products.

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Silicon Power Slim S55 2.5
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: My shop has used over 300 silicon power S60 SSDs in new PC builds and as upgrades for laptops. We have had absolutely zero drive failures over the last 1.5 years of using them. Unfortunately these are the new S55 model so there are no pros.

Cons: So far we've had about 10% of these drives fail within a week. That's 2 out of 20. Completely unacceptable. They failed to be recognized about 95% of the time in the BIOS and I had to reboot over and over and over. When the drive did work, it would lock up in Windows and get delayed write failures. I know 10% doesn't sound high but I wonder how long the other SSDs will go before they fail. Steer clear of these awful drives!

Other Thoughts: Buy the S60 model instead. We've had about 0 out of 300 fail. This new S55 model is completely defective.

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