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Linksys WRT1900AC Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless AC Router (2.4 + 5Ghz)
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1 out of 5 eggs I avoid negative reviews. 07/13/2016

This review is from: Linksys WRT1900AC Dual-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless AC Router (2.4 + 5Ghz)

Pros: Beautiful (It's a space ship) sooo futuristic.
Really fast speed increase over my G router.
Great app. I can reset the router from my phone.

Cons: Since I started writing this I have disconnected 4 times and I type fast... make that 5.
The regular and 5ghz band takes turns being the stable bands.
I have to reboot with frequency to have that golden time of router perfection.

Other Thoughts: I try and give positive reviews if I think the product is great. I seldom give negative reviews if the product works half as well as I expected. This one was refurbished. Reading the negative reviews it seems refurbished means "returned open box" more than what you expect a refurbished product would be. Linksys has a history of making really great routers but I think the legend may be dead. Luckily I bought the extended warranty. Let's see how this goes. I am hoping for a new one and not another hit-or-miss refurb. (6 times reconnected.)

TP-LINK TL-WR702N Wireless N150 Travel Router, Nano Size, Multifunction, 150Mbps
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Amazingly small. Great signal for laptops and desktops. Multifunction. Not just a router. Low power consumption. Great design.

Cons: only one Ethernet port. Not as great signal strength for mobile devices. I had 5 bars with my macbook pro, through 3 walls and about 60 ft away, but my galaxy note (phone) had a only 1 bar and was reporting an unstable connection.

Other Thoughts: This is an amazing travel router but bare in mind you will only have one Ethernet port. Either you are connecting that to your modem or you are connecting it to a computer or device. I didn't expect 4 ports and 1 uplink but at least 1 down and 1 up would have made this much more versatile. As it stands it it's like a multitool for connectivity with a pocket size. Still amazing and worth getting.

Timbuk2 Sycamore Laptop Backpack
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Fits a lot without looking bulky 12/22/2013

This review is from: Timbuk2 Sycamore Laptop Backpack

Pros: Great Design and pockets. There are are two exterior pockets on the front. The bottom one is much bigger than the top making it perfect for bulkier items. There is a slim red-lined pocket on side that would probably fit a music player. The zippers have little rubber cylindrical tassels(?) That will allow you to open them even if you have gloves on. The Timbuk2 logo is actually a strap that is tethered on each side allowing you to hang things off of this (small umbrella perhaps?) The interior is composed of one large compartment. Although I was hoping for two compartments like my last backpack but I actually like this better. Although it's one compartment there are two large pockets one for a laptop with a strap. The other for a tablet I use it to keep my wacom tablet in there but it would work with an ipad. These are towards the back of the bag. In the front of the main compartment there are lots of smaller division for pens and other accoutrements. The shoulder straps are padded with the exception of the very last portion that attaches to the bag. This feature allows the straps to articulate easily and not feel overly stiff.

Cons: none.

Other Thoughts: when shopping for a backpack I noticed another backpack that could stand up on it's end allowing you to access what you needed. That would have been a great feature on this backpack if they could do it without compromising on size and design too much.


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