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Pros: This is one of the best dash mounts I have purchased. I like the fact that the side clamping a somewhat soft foam on each side, making it easy to set the clamping pressure for your phone or device and then never have to adjust it again. Unlike others that have the rubber or gel, you don't have to release the clamping to remove or insert the device. I also like that it comes with a sandbag mount pad that has the no slip gel on the bottom so that it won't slide around, but still is able to be used in different vehicles. The mount pad has a cut out in it so when you have your phone docked and in portrait view, you can still tilt the mount down far enough to be able to see the screen easily. I bought one for my self a few months back, and my wife and brother-in-law liked it so much that I bought both of them one also. It is a really good deal when you figure that the sandbag mount usually cost almost double what this whole assembly costs. If you don't mind waiting a few days or you have Premier and get free shipping, at $9.99 you can't go wrong with this one. The mount arm itself is made from plastic, but it is really sturdy. The clamping mechanism mounts to the suction arm by way of a ball and socket with a clamping ring. This makes it extremely rigid and hold it position, while still being able to be adjusted without loosening the ring. The clamping arms are spring loaded, so by pressing the button on the side the arms will open up until you release it. They are also geared to one another, so pressing one in will cause the other one to compress also. I tend to squeeze them both though, as it makes it a lot easier to clamp down with one hand.
Cons: The only thing that I had an issue with is the suction cup. I don't know why, but it seems that all the suction cups made nowadays do not retain their hold very well. A quick fix for that though is to lubricate the suction cup lightly prior to setting it. It works best to use something that will not evaporate such as oil, Vaseline, or even soft wax, like what is in chapstick, and only use the slightest amount just barely enough to coat the service. I used a small dab of silicon lubrication gel, and it works great. I have had it mounted since I purchased it, and the suction cup has yet to lose it's hold. Doing it this way will prevent the suction cup from losing it's suction, but using too much will cause it to slide around on the smooth service of the sandbag.
Other Thoughts: Overall I am impressed with this mount. It is a lot cheaper than other ones on the market, but it is made to an equal or higher quality standard. I recommend this to anyone that needs a dash mount for your phone, or is in need of a replacement for a GPS or radar detector.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Shutterfly $20 Promo Card (Email Delivery)
Pros: To all that think they are being charged for this card, you are mistaken. When you purchase an item that has a bundle with a gift card, whether it is this one, a Newegg GC or any other GC, there will be some modifications to your purchase order. When you order the item, Newegg will ad the cost of the card's face value to your purchase, but they will deduct the same amount from the cost of the item(s) you are ordering. So really you do not get charged for these cards. This process is done to prevent fraud, by making so that if you order the item to get the gift card, and then return the item after you get the gift card thinking you are going to get the card for free, you will have technically paid for the card. So when you get the refund for the item, it will be less the value of the card. It is not Newegg trying to scam buyers into buying something they don't want.
I, do not work for or have any relationship, with Newegg.com or it's employees, other than that of a customer.
Cons: The Invoice is confusing and I can see how people would be confused at a first glance.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: ASUS RT-AC66W Dual-Band Wireless-AC1750 Gigabit Router
Pros: I have had this router for a couple of weeks now, and have yet to go through all the settings. I purchased this one to upgrade my Belkin VPN router, since I wanted AC Wireless. Setting up the VPN on this router is super easy, you just have to get your static IP set, or your DDNS, than either create a VPN server or attach to an existing one. Most of the info needed is right there on the GUI page for VPN, and what is not found there is in the manual which you can get to by clicking the link at the bottom of the screen. The wireless speeds are great, whether you are on the 2.4GHz or 5GHz band. One of the best features of this router to me is the free Dynamic DNS name. No more paying to have your IP updated and tied to a domain name. This cuts down on the cost of me running a cloud server for computing and storage. The 2.5GHz and 5GHz are not on a single SSID, you can assign up to 3 independent SSIDs to each band, using different names and encryption. It also allows you to make guest accounts with either band and choose whether they can access your Intranet or not, along with being able to apply the accounts for a particular amount of time, then they will shut off until you turn it back on. The GUI is very clean, and easy to navigate. There are a ton of options, but the layout makes them easy to go through. The main page has a simplified network status listing, that shows you how many devices are on you network currently, and what those devices are. This along side the Network Monitoring page, it makes it easy to now who is on the network and how long. The router itself is an aesthetically designed piece of hardware. It has 3 removable antennas that can be positioned in any direction you choose to get the best signal coverage. It also has a stand that snaps into the back of the router in the VESA holes. You can use the stand, you could mount it on the wall with the VESA holes, or you could mount it to the back of a VESA compatible monitor or TV. It has 2 USB ports for storage or printers, but unfortunately they are only 2.0. I would have preferred 3.0, but I guess 2.0 will be fine since I use ethernet for my NAS. The USB ports, according to the packaging, are able to use an Android mobile phone, and use the internet connection to broadcast it over the WiFi. I have yet to try this feature, but it is an awesome idea IMHO. I also like the fact that ASUS released the source code for the firmware, so if you want to get into it and modify some things, you are free to do so. It is also DD-WRT compatible if you want a modified GUI but don't know how, or have the time to mod it yourself.
Cons: Other than the USB ports being 2.0 and not 3.0, I haven't found any cons to this router yet. I will run it through the paces and update my review later on if anything significant arises.
Other Thoughts: Overall this is a really excellent router. The cost is comparable to other routers in its class, though I think this one is the best bang for your buck. It is a really good deal if you can find it on a combo sale, like i did, and get this router and a Motorola SB6121 DOCSIS 3.0 Modem. With this combo, I was able to upgrade my home network in preparation for IPv6 and to 1Gbps from the modem down to the blu-ray.READ FULL REVIEW