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BELKIN F9K1116 AC 750 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
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2 out of 5 eggs Easy to connect but slow and doesn't like walls. 07/18/2016

This review is from: BELKIN F9K1116 AC 750 DB Wi-Fi Dual-Band AC+ Router IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n

Pros: This router is stable, simple, and easy to setup. The cords are already plugged in right of the box which makes it easier for a novice to install it with minimal issues. The WiFi comes setup with a handy card that fits on the bottom of it to keep your passwords handy at all times. WPS works as it should. Steady 220mbps file transfer speeds while on 5ghz and smooth video streaming without stuttering from both the internet and local content.

Cons: There is no wall mounting and it only sits vertical which causes issues in some setups. No easy button or switch to turn off the radio. Areas with many wireless networks cause stability issues with 2.4ghz making it unusable. Intellistream works great for optimal streaming of content but once you stream anything it slows down your internet on all connected devices for downloads and file transfers alike. Nearly impossible to play PS4 online while streaming anything on the network. The range is great in open areas but walls cut the range down dramatically with a 2 decibel drop at just 5 feet away through only one interior wall without insulation. At just over ten feet and another wall there is a 6-8 decibel drop. Also experiencing up to 50% packet loss through one wall.

Other Thoughts: I like the simplicity of this router and others like it for the fact that just about anyone is able to get it hooked up and working using the supplied instructions and the automatic configuration worked well for AT&T Uverse internet. Once you turn off Intellistream it works much better for gaming and file transfers. I don't think you'd ever need to use it unless your internet is really slow. I'd recommend this router for the small family that doesn't do file transfers or much gaming but wants access to WiFi for streaming services and browsing the internet at decent speeds and doesn't want the hassle of setting it up. It works great for that but falls short of anything else and the more experienced user will not be happy here. I also believe the price is too high but you are paying for convenience not performance.

BenQ MH530 Full HD 1920x1080 3D Home Entertainment 3200 Colorific Lumens Projector HDMI 1.4a Built In Speaker
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Pros: The MH530 is very bright and vivid and comes packed with inputs and functionality. The colors are vibrant and shadows are plenty dark with great contrast on a budget screen. Image looks very good at 100 inches and I'm sure it will look great even bigger than that. Video games work great on this with no noticeable blurring while playing PS4 and PC on it. Comes with integrated speakers and 3d functionality. Looks good even with the lights on although it's better with them off of course. Reading text while using my PC is much clearer than my HD TV causing less eye strain and making this perfect for presentations. The MH530 is easy to adjust and there are plenty of color options for fine tuning it.

Cons: The speakers are not very loud at all and it puts out a bit of heat.

Other Thoughts: I'm impressed! For a business projector the MH530 packs a punch for home entertainment. The image quality is excellent with very sharp lines and vivid color along with smooth movement making it great for gaming, watching movies, presentations, or just about anything. The only thing I don't like about it is the weak speakers but I see those as a bonus more than a deal breaker. It's easy to hook it up to a stereo system and get the sound you want using a standard 3.5 mm audio cable.

TP-LINK TL-NC220 Wireless Day / Night Surveillance Home Security Camera Motion & Sound Detection 300 Mbps Wi-Fi Expansion
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Pros: The NC220 is reliable, affordable, and simple. This camera was very easy and fast to install. Using WPS I had it up and running in less than 10 minutes on both my Android phone and my PC. The Image quality is good even with the low resolution. The app for Android works great and takes no time at all to open, and the app for Windows allows you to setup a recording schedule and motion activation alerts. The NC220 is easy to mount and aim wherever you need it and it's very easy to capture pictures or video from the camera while using the app. The embedded microphone is quite sensitive and sound is also recorded when capturing video. Unlike my other IP camera the NC220 gives you the option to disable the LED on the face of the camera for added stealth depending on where you mount it. There is a quick button to adjust the resolution so you won't use as much data on your mobile network if you need to check it while on the go. The night vision works well for the price. Comes with an extension power cord if you need the extra length.

Cons: The NC220 is not HD. This is a fixed position camera unless you manually adjust it. The Night vision is pretty close range and you need to have access to a power outlet close by to power it.

Other Thoughts: Although the NC220 is not a high end camera it is very good for the price. I found it very simple to use and setup and it works every time I go to use it. The app for Android takes very little time to setup as well, and you can log in from anywhere so long as you have internet access. The PC app is where all the added functionality is such as motion activation and setting up a recording schedule and it's also simple to use. In all I really like it and it has a lot of features for something this affordable and I'd recommend it.


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