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This review is from: NETGEAR R6250-100NAS Wireless AC1600 Dual Band Gigabit Router
Pros: WiFi stability. We have a lot of devices on the WiFi network and this router has not had an issue handling the demand at all. This includes streaming Netflix, while listening to Pandora on another device and YouTube on a few other tablets. No issues. Definitely worth a purchase when on sale.
Cons: Couldn't get the hard drive to work on the usb which cost the rating one egg. I'm using an NAS on my wired network so not really a big deal for this house hold.
Other Thoughts: It looks nice on the shelf and doesn't have any crazy blinking lights on the front that I can see across the room. I prefer it like this.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Compact design. Initially easy to hook up once I figured out I needed to add all mac addresses to my security configuration. This unit has two, had to add both in order to make a connection to my Netgear router. Took a day to sort that out.
Cons: WPS does not work with this unit. Don't bother trying. Once manually connected it was great for the first few months streaming media to the upstairs media room. It stopped connecting yesterday and been fighting it and reading all the help files and forum posts I can. Very disappointed.
Other Thoughts: Loved the idea of not needing to run a long and ugly ethernet cable up the stairs but considering it again. Once in, I never have to worry about it.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Vantec Power Gem White 3500 mAh Rechargeable Portable Battery VAN-350BB-WH
Pros: Simple, two ports for devices. Great for powering the kids devices in the car on those really long road trips. One of these will deliver roughly a third recharge on a Kindle HD tablet or full charge on a phone.
Vantec customer service was good and getting an RMA# for the defective ones was really simple. The turn around wasn't too long and haven't had a failure since.
Cons: first two out of four failed with some weird flashing light error.
Other Thoughts: Considering that I picked them up on one of the NewEgg deals for 9.99 each these were definitely a great deal.
The odd battery failure I suspect had to do with the cable I used to charge the batteries. It was a rapid charger for a blackberry. After the second failure I stopped using that cable for the batteries.