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WILLIAM K.

WILLIAM K.

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ROAD WARRIOR MUST HAVE

HooToo TripMate HT-TM01 Wireless N150 Portable Travel Router / 6000mAh External Battery Pack
HooToo TripMate HT-TM01 Wireless N150 Portable Travel Router / 6000mAh External Battery Pack

Pros: Compact. easy to manage settings, multifunction for every mobile need. Out of the box setup was a breeze once you check the manual. I'll explain in the Other Thoughts section. Able to run the AP on internal battery. USB drive sharing works good and easy to find, no app needed. Admin interface is slick! Love it. Granted, its a core set of features that you can adjust, but thats all you need for something like this and its easy to understand what you're adjusting. OR you can use the Wizard which is truly a wizard setup and gets you up and running in no time. battery life is long in AP mode with USB flash drive attached with Samba enabled. , I like that they tell you how many approximate recharges you can get if you are using the most popular smartphones. You can charge your phone while in AP mode to double your utility. Charging works with any micro USB wall /car charger or UBS port on PC/laptop No delay in network speed to the internet

Cons: Seriously None that I can think of given what this thing does in such a small package. No external antenna option. Maybe the next model could have an external antenna option to screw on a 5dBi or 7dBi rubber duck/whip antenna??? This is a nitpick rather than a con.

Overall Review: The manual is tiny, you will need a magnifying glass. The default WPA key for the wireless is 11111111. yes, that is eight ones. Would have been nice to have the default settings on a sticker right on the unit rather than towards to back of the manual listing under AP Mode. after you get connected with wireless, its cake from there. CPU utilization is shown in the GUI is cool feature. Samba file transfer speed on Wireless N (72Mbps on laptop 10ft away was between 3 and 4 MBps (24-32Mbps) to a USB flash drive. USB port does not like U3 sticks, even when the CD function in the firmware is removed from the stick's firmware. Use literally ANY other USB drive except for a U3. WiFi range is reasonable given how compact the unit is.

Most Critical Review

PURE GARBAGE

ADATA 16GB UV128 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive (AUV128-16G-RBY)
ADATA 16GB UV128 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Flash Drive (AUV128-16G-RBY)

Pros: Delivered on time

Cons: FIRMWARE ON THESE IS COMPLETE GARBAGE. We bought 3, 2 had DOA firmware right out of the box. After using the ADATA update utility they came back to life for about 2 uses [300MB of writes] then died again. The one that wasnt DOA was so painfully slow that its embarrasing that its labeled as a USB3.0 device. USB 1.1 is closer to actual performance.

Overall Review: These drives serve more purpose being in a trash bin than holding any data of any kind as it will eventually corrupt itself.

12/28/2016

Worth it!!

DELL 9020-SFF Desktop Computer Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4770 (3.40 GHz) 16 GB 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
DELL 9020-SFF Desktop Computer Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4770 (3.40 GHz) 16 GB 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit

Pros: Refurbish processes they use are very thorough. Chassis looks like new, all internal components are clean and free of dust, debris or any sign of prior use. ALL paperwork and system details are very well written, explained and included in the packaging. The units are shipped very safe and include a keyboard, mouse, and power cord.

Cons: System isnt marked as being a "Joy" refurbished system. I would like to order the exact same system, but without a keyboard and mouse to lower the price as I usually get my own.

Overall Review: Having The "Joy" refurbish company mark on a product is a mark of quality.

Dell Optiplex 3040 Micro

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C9S-4GRSL
G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM DDR3L 1600 (PC3L 12800) Laptop Memory Model F3-1600C9S-4GRSL

Pros: plug and play

Cons: none

Overall Review: installed into an optiplex 3040 micro. worked as expected.

Delivered safely and all around like-new condition

DELL 7020-SFF Desktop Computer Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4770 (3.40 GHz) 16 GB 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit A Grade
DELL 7020-SFF Desktop Computer Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4770 (3.40 GHz) 16 GB 500 GB HDD Intel HD Graphics Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit A Grade

Pros: you cant tell if this was a refurb or new. super clean. worked great. Documentation in the box is easy to understand. Couldn't ask for anything more.

Cons: none!

Pleasantly Surprised

150 Lumen COB LED Swivel Pocket Clip Heavy Duty Work Light - Orange
150 Lumen COB LED Swivel Pocket Clip Heavy Duty Work Light - Orange

Pros: both LED's are very bright. The COB is perfect to have in the toolbag, uses 3x AAA batteries like all the other flashlights. Easy to hold and seems durable.

Cons: Would be nice to have a rubber coating all around to make it easier to grip or be more durable, but as is works. The magnetic part is in the clip which you can turn.

Overall Review: overall its a worthwhile buy at seven dollars, though more than that it doesnt justify the cost.