Date Joined: 08/25/06
Pros: Nice color, and at first glance it appears to be a nice case.
Cons: However, it simply did not properly fit the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 tablet. Each time the outer case is snapped together, the inner silicone skin shifts, will cover part of the rear camera, and causes the volume up/down buttons to constantly enabled. I messed with this case for several hours and finally gave up. It's not ready for prime time.
Overall Review: Go the extra mile and order the Otterbox case that's specifically designed for the Note 10.1 2014 edition. I did so, and it fit perfectly. Definitely a much better product.
Pros: Despite some of the issues listed by other reviewers, I've found this modem to be fast and reliable. It was recognized by my ISP (Comcast) without difficulty. Streaming and other Internet services function without periodic re-buffering or latency. Definitely satisfied with this purchase.
Cons: As others have stated, the blue LEDs are a bit bright. I located my modem in a utlity room, so it hasn't been an issue.
Pros: I have a dozen of these bulbs installed throughout my home. Most of them have worked well, have sufficient light output, no hesitation on power-up, and the light color is pleasing. Overall, I'm satisfied with the product.
Cons: Similar to what another reviewer has commented, I've had 2-3 of them fail after several months of use. In each case, I started noticing a peculiar chemical (not burning) smell in the area of the lighting, followed by the bulbs intermittently flickering for several days, followed by failure to turn-on. I took a look at one of the bulbs and there appeared to be some type of oily residue inside the ceramic base/component housing. I compared it against a working bulb and there was no residue inside the ceramic base.
Overall Review: Very pleased with the Rosewill product. When you factor-in Newegg discounts, OEM rebates and the overall energy savings of switching from incandescent or CFL to LED technology, these bulbs are very cost-effective. I do however, wish that Newegg and Rosewill would offer more dimmable LED solutions at competitive prices.
Pros: Fantastic LCD monitor. Don't let the lack of LED backlighting and Energy Star rating chase you away. Compare the numbers with other LCDs and you will find this monitor is a very good value.
Another pro is the 3 yr. warranty and 2-day replacement policy.
Cons: Stand could be a little more substantial and feature vertical adjustment however, the monitor does feature VESA mounting holes and there are many third-party wall and desk mount solutions available.
Overall Review: NewEgg dropped the ball on this one. Too late and not enough discount on the price drop. I purchased two of these monitors (new) from a competitor (Dell) for $50 less w/free shipping. They arrived in one day. I liked them so much that I picked up a third monitor. Sorry NewEgg, I'm a faithful customer, but $150 less for three LCDs is a substantial price difference.
Pros: Was very easy to setup with AT&T DSL. Be sure to update firmware. Overall, very happy with the router's throughput, wireless coverage and administation GUI. Have not tried the USB shared storage port, but I believe it will function as designed.
Cons: The K-Mart "blue-light special" wireless activity indicator loses its appeal after about 3 minutes. It can be turned off by pressing the button, but it would be nice if Netgear's firmware provided a specific checkbox or toggle button to control the feature.
Netgear provides a "guest' wireless SSID for each radio (b/g) and (n/a.) While this is helpful, it would be nice to see Netgear improve their support of multiple SSIDs along with scheduling. There are not a lot of routers that support multiple SSIDs, but with teenagers and multiple wireless devices, as a parent it is handy to be able to manage and schedule their Internet time. The Cisco WRV-210 provides this functionality, but that router is a poor performer and is very flaky.
Another feature that would have been helpful is mounting holes for wall mounting the unit. Netgear strongly recommends sitting it (vertically) on a surface using the included mounting feet. Great if you want cables dangling from your desk.
Overall Review: This router replaced my reliable, but very outdated Linksys WRT54G (R1) and a piece of garbage Cisco WRV-210 (which has been replaced twice in the past year by Cisco for hardware failures.) I was a bit reserved to purchase a refurbished Netgear product, but it has been running for several weeks now and has yet to reboot on its own or fail in any way.
Pros: Multiple SSID and VLAN support, can support three additional access points, port performance logs, MAC, port, URL filtering, etc. Has most of the typical features, but the multiple SSID support is what I needed most.
Cons: Despite inclusion of the "RangeBooster" feature, I found wireless coverage to be much less than the WRT-54G it replaced. The wireless survey feature is a nice addition, in theory, but does not seem to be functioning correctly in the V1.1.16 firmware release.
Overall Review: I purchased the WRT210 specifically for the multiple SSID and VLAN support. Had quite a bit of difficulty during configuration. The router would not obtain an IP address from my Speedstream DSL modem. In the end, found the DSL modem would not release the previous router's MAC address (not the WRT210's fault) and was keeping the WRT210 from obtaining an IP address. Updating the DSL modem firmware, restoring to factory default and eventually placing the modem in bridged-only mode resolved the problem. Found it best to allow the WRT210 to perform the PPPoE authentication. Overall, the WRT210 does what it is designed to do: it is OK for homes and small mom/pop businesses. It may have the Cisco label, but it is not up to Cisco's standard of quality or performance that I've known over the years.