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This review is from: Cable Wholesale Cat 6 Keystone Jack, White, RJ45 Female to 110 Punch Down
Pros: I recently replaced the Cat 5e network cables (upgraded to Cat 6) to 3 rooms in my house and replaced the old RJ45 jacks with several of this Cat 6 Keystone Jacks. I bought a punchdown tool that punches the individual wires into the Keystone jacks and clips off any extra wire. Using these jacks cuts the installation time in half (which is significant when replacing 6 jacks - both ends of 3 cable runs). Several months ago, I installed a single jack (RJ45) wall plate in which I had to strip and individually wire the eight twisted pair wires to 8 screws--seemed to take forever.
Cons: As I have one wall plate with 6 jacks, you need nimble fingers, needle nose pliers, a punchdown tool, and these jacks to make it fit.
Other Thoughts: In one case, I had a bad cable which would not carry a network signal. I had to pull the cable from both jacks, replace the cable and re-punchdown the wiring into the jacks. These jacks seemed to handle re-use with no problems.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Fluke Networks LinkSprinter Network Tester
Pros: Over the last six months, I have installed network cabling for a classroom, for three bedrooms in a home, and verified Internet connections at my office. This little device does it all--when the ethernet cables are connected to a switch or router and eventually to the Internet, this device tells me that I have wired everything correct (continuity), that I am able to acquire an IP address, that I am connecting to a router, and that I have a valid Internet connection.
Cons: The only reason for less than 5 eggs is that this tool is a bit expensive--if someone walks off with this tool (which easily fits in a shirt pocket), I am out ~$200. However, Flukes in the "cadillac" of network test tools and it does everything that I want it to do when checking network wiring.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: This mouse works directly with a MacBook Pro (without taking up a USB port). I recently changed jobs and was given a MacBook Pro after using a Windows desktop for 20 years. I found that the MAC mouse caused several problems with how I use a mouse (not scrolling correctly, clicking when I didn't want to click, failing to click when I wanted to click, etc.). I now use the Rocksoul MS102 wheel mouse every day at work with no problems.
Cons: Occasionally, this mouse takes a moment to "wake-up" after I have walked away from my desk for a while. Conversely, the batteries seem to be lasting, so that's a trade-off that I will accept.
Other Thoughts: Overall, I tend to forget that I am using the Rocksoul mouse which is an excellent indication that it is working just fine.READ FULL REVIEW