Date Joined: 06/03/04
Pros: *The cameras themselves seem to work pretty well (when they work).
*The image is fisheye, so you can see 180+ degrees in all directions (185 degrees actually). This provides the ability to have a
single camera monitor a larger area, that would require multiple cameras with narrower fields of view. The view is like one of
those door peep holes.
*Low cost of these cameras
*Free 3-days of cloud storage
*Ability to save recordings to an FTP server (a local NAS device or online FTP service)
Cons: *The LaView Pano app appears to work, however the cameras are constantly loosing connection with the server, so the app is useless since I cannot see the camera feeds via the app. Cameras will go offline and require resetting and reconfiguring often.
*The motion detection is overly sensitive with no way to adjust sensitivity or block out areas it should ignore in the frame.
*With overly sensitive motion alarm, your phone will be constantly alerting to motion, becoming the boy who cried wolf. You will end up needing to turn off the motion alarm.
*The app V1.00.01R has not been updated since 19 January 2017, and no signs it ever will be...
Overall Review: *I have tried several brands of IPCAMS, including Foscam, D-Link, Amcrest and now LaView. I used D-Link the longest, they worked okay for what they were (640x480) OLD cameras that were tough to set up, but were pretty reliable. Recently tried Foscam PTZ which was DOA out of the box. These LaView cams, which are very hit-miss and ultimately unreliable. The most reliable have beem Amcrest PTZ, which are very reliable, offer a boatload of features and are reasonably priced. These LaView cameras are probably rebranded and its possible that with a lot of tinkering I could get them working with another app other than the Pano app. I will investigate further.
Pros: There are faster SSD drives, but they cost a lot more. This is affordable and is a quality drive with solid construction, features and memory type (MLC). The warranty is also pretty lengthy in comparison to other drives in this price range.
Cons: Not the fastest, however I did not notice any "seat of the pants" performance penalty compared to the Samsung 830 (120GB) drive I replaced. I've done benchmark comparisons between both drives and "on paper" the Samsung 830 is faster, but all I can say is the computer boots up just as fast, loads programs, downloads and transfers files just as quickly as it did with the Samsung 830...
Honestly it is like comparing two Formula 1 race cars... If you're upgrading from a HDD, any SSD will give you a super performance boost, if you are a benchmark rating snob, then look elsewhere. For under sixty bucks, I'm more than pleased.
Overall Review: Get one, it's worth it, but if you need the bragging rights for benchmark comparison forums, look elsewhere.
Pros: Speedy, roomy, cheap and available.
Durable so far, and I don't expect issues, as I've had good luck with Kingston in the past.
Currently in service in my Microsoft Lumia 640 smartphone.
Cons: Could always be cheaper?
Overall Review: Its a fast little card, it's a brand name you can trust, it won't break the bank, is reliable, just order one already!
Pros: Having been a loyal Linksys user for many years, then a Netgear user, I can honestly say that this ASUS RT-AC87U is head and shoulders better than ANY router I've ever used.
The multitude of features, ease of use, user interface, speed, range, all are top drawer. I lucked out and got this as a refurb for approximately 25% off the going retail/Newegg price shortly Christmas 2015. It had the latest firmware out of the box, and has been rock solid stable for 10 days of very heavy use. Routinely having 17 clients beating on it. I certainly hope that it continues this way for a good long time.
Initial reviews on a small netbuilder website reported some issues, which appear to have been resolved with ASUS' regular firmware updates. It is currently the top ranked 2350AC router on that same website.
Cons: It is large, although not huge, its a pity they did not add in some extra ethernet ports to sweeten the deal and make use of the extra real estate...
The buttons and indicator lights clearly are trying to fill a "cool design" motif so sacrifice some ease of use and aesthetics, but nothing anyone cannot get over.
Overall Review: A free ASUS cap would have been nice...
Pros: * Easy peasy plug and play
* Metal body feels sturdy
* Runs cool
* Wall mountable
* Jumbo frame support
* Newegg's fast shipping
Overall Review: Could have been a little cheaper, on sale etc., but still cheaper than more well known brands, so not complaning. I liked this so much I also bought the TEG-S50G version as well.
Pros: Simple to set up on my wired network (Gigabit), simple to use, loads of supported formats.
Cons: No Netflix, no Youtube
Overall Review: It streams content off my DLink DNS-323 NAS just fine. I still have to tweak some video setting on my library files to optimize it, but all seems to work well. I scored this for just under $90 and it is a much better option than some of the newer DLNA capable Blu-Ray players on the market in terms of supported file types and such. I just wish it had more web content such as Netflix capability and Youtube.
Pros: Quiet, reliable, "green"
Overall Review: Installed a pair of these in a DLink DNS-323 NAS in RAID 1 config and they work great. So far so good...
Pros: Small, solid construction, simple set up.
Cons: Does not make me any toast... Could have expanded use of USB port, however this can be otherwise altered via some googling and the power of LINUX.
Overall Review: I installed a pair of 1TB Samsung F2 5400 RPM drives in RAID 1. I use it for central network storage and to serve a Brightview set top streaming box in my living room. So far it does everything I need and has been relieble
Pros: Inexpensive, awesome quality, great performance
Cons: Doesn't call me the morning after... ;)
Overall Review: I bought this processor based on price, to rebuild my Dad’s dead (Intel based) eMachines. As part of the rebuild I bought it with a PCChips A15G motherboard, 2GB of DDR2-800 Kingston ValueRAM (dual channel kit) and a new 300 Watt power supply.
After assembly it all worked great, much peppier than the eMachines was originally with a Celeron D, also a lot quieter and cooler thanks to a decent AMD fan and heatsink (included). After assembly I ran a 24 hour Prime95 stress test and it did awesome, very stable system that ran very cool.
My wallet is happy, my Dad is happy, this system meets all his needs and best of all, total cost was under $140… Thanks NewEGG
Pros: Inexpensive, decent quality, upgradeable to faster processor
Cons: Could have come with better manual. No free shipping
Overall Review: I bought this motherboard based on price (and acceptable reviews) to rebuild my Dad’s dead (Intel based) eMachines. As part of the rebuild I bought it with a Sempron LE-1250, 2GB of DDR2-800 Kingston ValueRAM (dual channel kit) and a new 300 Watt power supply (20 pin connector).
After assembly it all worked great, much peppier than the eMachines was originally with a Celeron D, also a lot quieter and better onboard video. I used an old Rocket100 PCI IDE controller I had laying around so I could reuse the two IDE drives my Dad had and used the A15G’s onboard IDE for the DVD burner. I was also concerned about using a 20-pin power supply (board has 24 pin connector), but it worked out fine because the Sempron uses only 45W and I did not use an add-on video card. I ran a 24 hour Prime95 stress test and it did awesome, very stable system for over two weeks now.
Out of the box everything worked. I only had a minor snag with audio drivers, but that turned out to be an XP Pro issu
Cons: Compatibility issues, will not work with IBM G41 and many, many others, despite supposedly meeting the specs.
No "no egg" ratings Newegg? One egg way too much for this RAM.
Overall Review: Contacted G.Skill, they said density was not what IBM G41 needs (despite all the specs matching), suggested I buy the 1Gig stick... No thanks. No more G.Skill for me. If G.Skill says it's meets the spec clearly written in engrish on the box, then it should, no excuses.
Pros: Nice feature set (e.g. voice alert, text display, POP detection, auto mute, setting saver, Whistler reputation etc.), also very inexpensively priced unit for the feature set...
Cons: Falses galore! Beeps at EVERYTHING all the time, even in City1 mode... It's either way too sensitive, or not very "directional" in its detection... I wondered why such a good deal, Now I wonder if the reason its so cheap is because its so bad...
Overall Review: I currently own 4 radar detectors, a very old Cobra (6 band), a Bel E795, an older Whistler ($30 cheapo) and now the XTR-550. I bought a Whistler because of the price point and feature set and my experience with my el-cheapo $30 Whistler special from the rat shack... The XTR-550 is by far the most false prone of the bunch and I'm somewhat disappointed.
I have VG-2 off, POP off, City1 mode and auto-mute on and I still find myself reaching for the mute button frequently. I drive the same roads daily and know when a signal is bunk and when it's probable and this will beep in total "now way" places...
Pros: Good price, useful tool for the energy miser and very easy to use.
Cons: It doesn't pay your energy bill, but will at least help you save some cash here and the there.
Overall Review: This will pay for itself if you know how to use it to find energy waste in your home... Look up "energy vampires"...
Pros: Inexpensive when bought at "the egg". Quality item is "universal".
Overall Review: Have seen it in local stores for easily 5 times more coin than it cost at "the egg"...
Pros: Good price, good feature set, good quality brand, good pictures. 8 MP.
Cons: Can feel a bit small in the hand, may be easy to drop if not careful.
Overall Review: Use the wrist strap. Read the manual, to learn all it can do.
Bought as a gift for father-in-law, he loves it and it takes great pictures. Not as feature-full as more expensive cameras, but it gets the job done with minimum fuss for a non-camera person (my father-in-law). He also loves to bring it on vacation because its compact size and light weight, plus it feels like it'll hold up well.
Pros: Small, light, battery operated, good cutting action, several hair length selections, easy to use.
Cons: Not water proof (but you know that before you buy), no black or chrome men's version?
Overall Review: I bought this for my wife a year ago. She uses it and loves it. Especially good in tight places due to smallish size, yet does not nick very delicate skin. Also good to reduce hair length in areas that will be shaven with a razor after trimming.
She is very pleased with it, especially that it is not rechargeable. Using her old rechargeable trimmer (that always seemed to be dead) she could not trim on a whim (because it'd take 4 hours to recharge). Using this beauty a couple of AA batteries and she's trimming and shaping to her heart's content at a moments notice.
She even helps me trim using this trimmer, which is far better than a beard/mustache trimmer I have (from a well known brand name). Although small, this little trimmer performs very well, even on male back hair...
Buy this and you will both not be disappointed and well groomed.
Pros: Low cost, easy to use, seems kind of "rugged", good visibility. text to speech directions (reads street names), easy reroute and detour functions, good windshield mount, hackable, SiRF Star III chipset is awesome for GPS reception and is used by Garmin et. al.
Cons: Maps are a bit outdated (but can be upgraded), routes can be funky (shortest is not always the shortest route so logic may be a little off but gets the job done), user interface with firmware which ships with this unit is outdated, update to firmware 2.14 (covert this from a 2200T to a 2500 by searching online)
Overall Review: I updated the firmware than installed the 2.14 firmware which is the latest and greatest and makes it look like a contemporary GPS. The firmware that ships with this unit from NewEgg makes this look like a really old GPS, but it's not.
Pros: Small size, light weight, Readyboost capable, pretty fast, feels more durable than other retractable thumb drives, no annoying U3 to have to remove, no cap to loose if you're absent minded (not a problem for me).
Cons: No lanyard, activity light very pale and dim green, feels a bit more delicate than other normal thumb drives (non retractable ones).
Overall Review: A good drive to get for the price, better than the S@nd!sk brand retractable drives (which feel much more delicate). Readyboost in Vista works, although it only worked on the second device test. Overall a pretty decent drive with decent speed. This is my first thumb drive with moving parts, hope it's as durable as my trusty "daily driver" DataTraveler II Plus (512) which has been rock solid and super durable.
Pros: Very easy to setup and use, low price
Overall Review: Great, inexpensive KVM, a monkey could plug it in and use it without any problems. Switching is seamless and fast with the keyboard hotkey.
A much cheaper alternative for me than to buy another keyboard, mouse and monitor for my second PC.
Pros: Good price, OEM, decent burner and lots of user group help for this burner (firmwares etc.)
Overall Review: Have burned a few discs using el-cheapo made in China Dynex DVD+/-R discs. No coasters and scans were not too bad considering media (MCC 04). Since have upgraded firmware and have noticed an improvement.
Ordered on a Monday, had it by Tuesday afternoon, thanks Newegg!!!
Pros: Inexpensive price, small size, black color, flawless OBEX w/ Sony Ericsson w810i (Cingular)
Cons: USB 1.1, driver install w/ XP SP2 could be a little smoother
Overall Review: Good overall experience, although setup was a little tricky. Basically downloaded guide for XP SP2 from MSI's site and installed drivers. I intend to play around with this dongle on LINUX although have not gotten around to it yet, I hear it'll work quite well. OBEX with my Cingular SonyEricsson w810i is awesome, simply love it, wish OBEX was possible with my wife's Verizon LG VX8700, but thanks to Verizon impossible. As always Newegg scored points with fast delivery and great price, Thanks newegg!