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EZVIZ Mini O 720p HD Wi-Fi Home Video Monitoring Security Camera, Built-in Speaker and Mic, Works with Alexa using IFTTT
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Pros: Size and shape of camera is both convenient and very pleasing
Picture quality out of a portable camera like this is some of the best I have seen or used
App setup on both Android and iPhone was very easy to do
Night Vision on this camera is great, much better than more expensive units
Magnetic base and separate steel plate for magnetic mount is very nice

Cons: Price is still a little high for what you get
Speech through camera did not work with the iPhone App
Would be a better touch if camera were battery operated instead of being tied to a wall wart
Some software glitches encountered with some Android phones, not all Android phones may work well

Other Thoughts: All in all I like this camera much better than the one I reviewed from another supplier a month or so ago. The software for this camera is much easier to setup and use, and the camera quality is so much better. I am not stretching it when I say the picture quality on this camera is truly HD. Night vision is some of the clearest I have tested. It makes a good baby or pet monitor. I do wish it was battery powered so as not to be tied to a wall wart, but I know some folks don't like changing batteries. Trust me, if they could battery power this, I would spend the money to buy a battery unit and be happy.

The EZVIZ Mini O works better than most, has a picture that is better than most, but still suffers from app software glitches that all these little cameras suffer from. It tends to work better on MOST Android phones, but the iPhone software is no where near as good.

I can give the EZVIZ MINI-O a solid 3 Egg rating. It doesn't quite rate a four, but if you had to have a small monitor camera, it should be considered if you can find it on sale for lower than it's normal price.

Linksys CM3016 16x4 686 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Certified by All Major Cable Providers
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4 out of 5 eggs LINKSYS CM3016 16X4 DOCSIS 3.0 CABLE MODEM 11/07/2016

This review is from: Linksys CM3016 16x4 686 Mbps DOCSIS 3.0 Cable Modem Certified by All Major Cable Providers

Pros: Price point is competitive with other Modem manufacturers

Has standard Ports

Is definitely compatible with Comcast

No setup disc is normally required, either call your broadband company or connect it and go to the setup page (Comast)

Download speeds and Upload speeds comparable with my existing Arris Surfboard

Cons: Case is much larger than what it needs to be, and much larger than a comparable Motorola/Arris Surfboard model

Unit does get warmer than a comparable Arris Surfboard model, even with the extra case area inside being open

Over a test period of three weeks, I did experience dropouts that I did not have with my Arris Surfboard

Other Thoughts: Linksys enters the Docsis 3.0 cable modem wars with a suitable product in the CM3016. It seems to function well enough, though a couple of times I had to reboot the modem because it seemed to lockup or freeze. After removing power, then plugging it back in and letting everything boot up again, it seemed to work. Did this after being online for 7 days. Never had that issue with my new Arris Surfboard.

The main drawback I have with the unit, other than having to reboot it more than I normally had too, was the size of the unit itself. It is over twice the size of the Arris Surfboard 6183 I was testing it against. Considering half the case of the Linksys is empty space, it makes me wonder what they were thinking. For people like me that have limited desktop space, this is probably doing to be an issue.

All in all, performance was on que with my normal Arris model as far as download and upload speeds, but the Arris seems to play nicer with my TP-Link router and doesn't have lockup issues. This could be related to some kind of issue of compatibility between the Linksys and my TP-Link router, very hard to say.

I give the Linksys CM3016 a solid 4 eggs, and I would recommend it to anyone if you caught a good buy on it. It does work with Comcast/Xfinity, so I imagine it will work well with other providers.

TP-LINK TL-WA860RE-E 300 Mbps Universal Wi-Fi Range Extender / Repeater with Power Outlet Pass-through, Dual External Antennas, One-button Setup, Smart Signal Indicator (Easy-open package)
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Pros: Cost is well within reason
Range that it will pick up signal from router is very, very good
Has pass-thru 15 amp outlet that allows you not to loose an outlet when in use
Housing with two antennas that does not block the outlet above it
Works well in 2.4 Ghz band
Has switches on side to turn off when needed
WPS capable
Extremely easy to set up
Ethernet port with included cable to allow hardwire connection to a device
Easy open package without a blister pack to annoy arthritic hands and fingers
Setup disc (if needed) and ethernet cable included

Cons: Works in 2.4 Ghz band only. Would love to also see one in 5Ghz band.
As per most companies, the 300Mbps connection speed is the total between the extender and device connected to it

Other Thoughts: The TP-Link WA860RE has been a long time coming from plug in adapter makers. This one works nicely on the 2.4 Ghz band, and has a nice pass through plug so you don't loose the use of the outlet. The LED's are not overly bright, and there are just enough to let you know it is working correctly. I have mine about 40 feet from the router, and it really wants to be further away according to the LED and intuitive firmware built into it, but it works great for extending my signal out the patio door down to the bottom floor in the grassy area outside my condo.

WPS connection works if you want to use it, but I used my wireless laptop to set it up and it works great. I test several adapters in several areas of my home to extend the signal as far as I can on all bands, and this is one of the best.

Hopefully, if this one sells well, and there is no reason it should not, TP-Link will consider a comparable model as compact with the same features in the 5 Ghz band.

All in all, with only minor shortcomings, I give this adapter a 5 Egg rating. I like it. It works. It has not dropped off my network, and does not drop signal in the 2.4 Ghz band which I use for a couple of my lower cost tablets and my Chromecasts.


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