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This review is from: D-Link DSP-W110 Wi-Fi Smart Plug, Turn On / Off Your Electronics from Anywhere
Pros: Attractive build, worked fine for a year
Cons: A little large compared to others, gets very warm, AND just 2 weeks past the 1 year warranty (bought June 2015), it dies. The red light comes on when I plug it in, but never goes off, never shows up on the network or as a wifi ap, and factory reset doesn't work. It also doesn't get very warm now, so I don't think it's booting all the way or at all. Which leads me to what some would call a conspiracy theory, but is easily doable by ANY of these companies using the "cloud". Just think, once you buy one of these and it links up to their "cloud" (meaning D-Link's servers), the MAC address is sent, which is unique for this purpose. So they know exactly when you first plugged it in. Auto-registered. You NEVER get to approve updates, they just happen. That means at any one time, they could send only THAT device the "bricking" firmware and after that's installed, that's it. And you don't even know WHEN a firmware update gets pushed, so there's no way for even techies like me to know if it was the firmware update that killed it or if it died because it runs hot all the time. So, then you're like "Poop, the warranty's out. I guess I need to buy a new one!". Some may get upset like me and choose to go with a different brand next time, but I'd bet most wouldn't think that way. I'm not saying this is what D-Link is doing, but the coincidence made me think. I know a lot about these things and it came to me how easy this would be to do. I sure hope that's not the case, but now I'm out $40 just because it's 2 weeks past the 1 year warranty.
Other Thoughts: Some of you might think I'm crazy, but mark my words. Some day, all the "free" cloud services for these little smart plugs and other smart IoT devices will stop being free. Because they can't sustain that many people for that long. They need a way to reduce that burden, so at some point these companies will start charging. That could be individually or through some larger company handling all of it. I personally hate the cloud bullpoopy, but when that time comes it'll be too late and everyone will be paying $20/mo or more for the privilege of using these devices after say 1 year. That's when we go back to cloudless.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Fast, nice build quality. I'm not sure what else to say. It's a great drive. You can't go wrong. It installed perfectly. So much faster than the HD that was in it.
Cons: It's not free? lol
Other Thoughts: I always get Intel SSD's for the system drive. I'm afraid of anything else.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: EDIMAX ES-5800G V2 8-Port Gigabit Desktop Switch
Pros: So I wrote a review above and said "It's really the only 8 port Gigabit switch I know of that's being made right now.", when I meant to say "It's really the only *USB POWERED* 8 port Gigabit switch I know of that's being made right now.". I couldn't edit my review, so I'm just writing another one? Newegg, please fix this!
Cons: No consREAD FULL REVIEW