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NETGEAR A6200-100NAS AC1200 WiFi USB Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300 Mbps / 867 Mbps Wireless Data Rates
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5 out of 5 eggs Works great for me on Windows 10 using the latest firmware 02/26/2017

This review is from: NETGEAR A6200-100NAS AC1200 WiFi USB Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n USB 2.0 Up to 300 Mbps / 867 Mbps Wireless Data Rates

Pros: +Works great for me on my Windows 10 Laptop. My Laptop CPU is very slow even though its only a year old but lacks the 5ghz WiFi band. This adapter fixes that problem and now I can choose 2.4ghz or 5ghz.

+It comes with a 3-1/2 foot extension cable and base to extend it away from your Laptop or Desktop, which is plenty long enough despite what some reviews stated.

+It works fine with Windows 10. I am betting a lot of the negative reviews were due to the lack of a Windows 10 driver, which caused them problems. I noticed from their firmware notes the Windows 10 supported driver didn't come out until the end of November 2016. I did have to download the driver also as the included cd install would lock up on Windows 10.

+You can adjust the angle of this adapter to try to get the best signal. It also has the ability to rotate on the long part that sticks out.

Cons: -The only negative I have about this adapter is the size. Its larger than I expected and it may or may not block a USB port next to it, depending your your laptop design. I know on the right side of my laptop it slightly blocks my cd drive tray from opening. Althought thats not a huge negative, as I can always just pull it out, I don't use my cdrom very often. I could use the extension base also to avoid that.

Other Thoughts: I honestly have been more happy with this than I thought I would be, in terms of it working. Like I said above I bet a lot of the negative reviews are due to the Windows 10 driver not having come out until the very end of November 2016.

I have used this adapter a lot the past 2 weeks and have not had a dropped signal. There were a couple times where it flashed its connect message, but checking my router status, it showed that it never lost any connection. My router is an Asus AC88U router. I have also had zero problems with it re-connecting when I turn my laptop on.

Another benefit I noticed is that even on the 2.4ghz band (using the 20mhz channel bandwidth only option on my router) I connect at a faster speed than the wifi built into my laptop. On my Laptop in the same room as the router, I connect at 72Mbps with the laptops built in wifi, but with this adapter I connect at 173Mbps.

As for range I have had no problems with it either in our house. In fact I would say if anything its a little better than some other devices I have tried. I can still play a 32Mbps movie file at the far end of our house off of my Qnap 251+ NAS which I bought from Newegg.

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Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR PRO RGB Gaming Mouse, Backlit RGB LED, 16000 DPI, Yellow side panel, Optical
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4 out of 5 eggs Great mouse but confusing software 01/22/2017

This review is from: Corsair Gaming SCIMITAR PRO RGB Gaming Mouse, Backlit RGB LED, 16000 DPI, Yellow side panel, Optical

Pros: +In my opinion this mouse is very nice looking. The lighting on it is attractive and it’s not just for looks, the lighting visually lets you know what profile you have loaded, along with other settings like dpi. Without the lighting you would have no idea what profile is loaded. The multi color lights also just make your setup look all the more classy in my opinion.

+You can set up your own mouse profiles. There is the default profile plus any more that you can create where you can configure every key, lighting, dpi, etc. for the mouse. Each profile lets you configure 12 individual side buttons for that profile, which would be good for mmorpg games. It might be hard to feel which button you are pushing, although there is a dimple on two of the buttons, and two of the columns have a patterned texture to them.

+You can do a manual calibration of the mouse for use on your mouse pad in the CUE software, although I’m not sure how necessary that really is.

+16000dpi – That’s the most I have had on any mouse I have owned.

+The mouse glides very smoothly for me, and feels good in my small hands and has a good weight. The wheel scrolling feels great also, and is very similar to my Logitech G602 wireless mouse.

+Good match to go with the Corsair RGB Mechanical Keyboards as both the mouse and keyboard are configured in the same software.

Cons: -The packaging is nice but it is literally like a puzzle trying to open without ripping the cardboard box up.

-It’s not wireless but some prefer wired mice. My Logitech wireless G602 is a great gaming mouse though, so I know wireless can work very well.

-The mouse does not come with any pre-configured setting for the standard forward and back browsing buttons that you find on most mice. In my opinion there is no excuse for this, unless I am just not seeing it. You will need to manually create/add it yourself in the CUE software (Corsair Utility Engine). It’s found in the “Remap Key” section, then click on the dropdown list and choose the “Mouse Button” key function, and you will find the forward/back options to add in there.

-I took a star off star off just due to frustration trying to figure out the Corsair CUE software for the mouse. It takes time to finally get any idea of how the software works, it’s not very user friendly. I still have yet to find the save button. I have seen it on some screens and other screens it seems to have disappeared.

In my opinion there NEEDS to be some kind of built in demo tutorial walking you step by step setting up some keys. And by step by step I also mean highlighting onscreen where to click next. To me that would help a person greatly.

Other Thoughts: Overall I like this mouse a lot, it’s the configuration CUE software that isn’t user friendly. You need to download it from their website.

The mouse itself is great. The software does allow you go set just about anything on the mouse. I have never had a mouse this configurable from button settings to any color you could possibly want, which all probably adds to the confusing software. Every part of the mouse is incredibly configurable for color. The color really makes the mouse stand out.

For the mouse itself it definitely gets 5 stars from me, but the software makes it 4 stars. Just my opinion though.

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EZVIZ Mini Plus HD 1080p Wi-Fi Home Security Camera with 16GB MicroSD Card, Motion Detection, 135 Degree View, Night Vision, 2 Way Audio, Works with Alexa and Google Home Using IFTTT (Black)
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Pros: +Sharp 1080p resolution. I am very impressed with the sharpness, as it’s much better than another security camera brand that I had tried earlier this year.

+Night vision. The night vision on this is pretty good also, not as sharp as daylight but still good, and it seems to light up a room fairly well. If you turn off the infrared light option, then it will display color, only it will add more noise to the picture.

+SD Card storage up to 128GB. It comes with a 16GB Sandisk card, which the company says should provide about 30 days of recording under normal use (1 hour per day).

+The Motion detection, auto captures what is happening. It has worked very well for me. In the Android app you can set how sensitive you want the motion detection to be. You can also set whether you want to be notified when motion is detected. It will give a message along with a button to click on the video to view it.

+There is a two way talk option when viewing live video. The talk actually works unlike another brand camera I tried where the voice was all garbled.

+It can be mounted to metal with the strong magnet that is built into the camera base. It also comes with a metal plate which can be mounted to a wall so the magnet can stick to it.

+The installation was very easy to do. Basically you install their EZVIZ app on your phone and it instructs you step by step what to do. There is also a help section in their app which describes a lot.

Cons: -This is an indoor only security camera.

-A thief could just take the camera and you would lose the recording unless you have the EZVIZ cloud storage, which costs more money. Although this camera is so small you may be able to hide it fairly well. They do have another storage option that is an external drive of their own that they sell, but I don’t own that and have no clue how that operates. Maybe that can be stored in another location.

-I did have a little problem removing the micro sd card. It has the spring loaded insert/removal but it didn’t pop out far enough for me to grab onto, so I had to use a tweezers.

I don’t know if this is a negative or not, but one spot on the back of the camera sometimes reached 140°F for a temperature.

Other Thoughts: I definitely am happy with this camera. The screen resolution is very good and the night vision seems good to me, at least compared to some other cameras I tried. To me its biggest negative would be it not allowing you to use your own cloud storage, but at least it allows you to use your own micro sd card, up to 128gb, which some other cameras do not.

It allows you 3 choices for storage. 1) The built in storage on the micro sd card. 2) using an external usb 1tb drive called the “EZVIZ Vault” that they make which auto connects to all the EZVIZ cameras you have in your house which looks interesting to me. 3) By using their own Cloud storage, but that has a fee for it use.

I tried it in a room the opposite end of our house the 5ghz band, and was still getting a good signal. My router showed it connected at 58Mbps at that location. If I try it in the same room as the router (Asus RT-88U) then I get a 433Mbps connection.

The build quality seems very good to me. It has a nice weight to it, and its much smaller than I expected it would be. It feels like a quality product, along with the nice packaging. From my testing it was drawing about 4.6w of power.

You can also adjust the angle of this camera, but the viewing width of the camera itself is very good in my opinion. Their EZVIZ Android app has some negative reviews but I found the app to work good for me, although they did just put out an update recently.

I like the camera enough that I give it 5 stars. Although I totally understand some of the negative reviews about it due to the lack of allowing you to use your own cloud storage.

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