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iOttie Easy One Touch Windshield Dashboard Car Mount Holder for iPhone 5 / 5C / 5S / 6 / 6S / SE, Galaxy S5 / S6 / S7, S6 / S7 Edge And More
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Mounted OK on porous dashboard of CX-5.
- Locking and unlocking of my iPhone 7 (with case) is very easy.
- Lots of ways and angles this mount can be adjusted.
- Price was good when I bought.
- The mount does not interfere with iPhone cable charging port.

Cons: - Mount shakes a bit when car is moving. Nothing big though.
- With skinny iPhone 7 case, the mount is a millimeter away from its maximum width.

Other Thoughts: I only mounted it in one place. I have not attempted to peel remount this mount. It holds steady so far. It locks and unlocks my iPhone surprisingly easy. I have had this mount for 3 months now. No issues.

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Linksys Velop Wireless Whole Home Wi-Fi AC6600 Tri-band Mesh System (3-pack) WHW0303
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5 out of 5 eggs Linksys VELOP - excellent whole-house, expandable, modular Wi-Fi router system. 02/12/2017

This review is from: Linksys Velop Wireless Whole Home Wi-Fi AC6600 Tri-band Mesh System (3-pack) WHW0303

Pros: - The VELOP system arrived very quickly from newegg, was well packaged and undamaged.
- Linksys VELOP is a whole-house, expandable, modular Wi-Fi router system.
- Each node is capable of providing approximately 2,000 square feet of Wi-Fi coverage.
- All nodes are identical to each other and can each be its own router.
- Each node has 6 built in antennas and operate at 5 GHZ and 2.4 GHz frequencies simultaneously in a Tri-Band AC6600 configuration (2.4 GHz 2x2, 5 GHz radio one 2x2, 5 GHz radio two 2x2).
- However, only one SSID is created for the entire multi-node mesh system. VELOP decides how to connect to a particular client. No choice is given to user whether to use 2.4 GHz or 5 GHz radio, or use 802.11 a, b, g, n or ac. These choices are made by VELOP alone and are transparent to the end user. For example, my wireless thermostat and light switches connect on 2.4 GHz frequency (longer range, slower speed) and my iPhone connect at 5 GHz when near the nodes or at 2.4 GHz when further out..
- If your Wi-Fi client (ie smartphone or laptop) moves throughout the coverage area, switching between nodes is seamless, automatic and transparent to the user. VELOP always latches on to the strongest and least distorted signal.
- Only one node needs to be hardwired to the modem, switch or another router (internet source). Additional nodes can be wirelessly connected to the primary node. Additional nodes can also be connected to the switch or router by ethernet cable thus greatly increasing dependability and coverage area.
- Each node has 2 Ethernet ports for providing wired internet to end clients.
- VELOP system can be managed through Linksys app (iOS or Android).
- Once connected to the internet, firmware updates could be automated.
- Generous 3 year warranty.

Cons: - VELOP system can only be managed through smartphone app. No browser management is possible at the time this review was written.The latest firmware upgrade removed “CA” workaround for browser access.
- VELOP is designed to act as a router. There is no designated AP mode.
- If connected to a router, VELOP automatically creates a separate subnet with different IP range. In my case my primary router is on 192.168.x.x and the VELOP created wireless LAN in 10.121.x.x range. I had an Apple TV hardwired to my switch and an iPhone on VELOP LAN. In this configuration, I could not AirPlay anything from my iPhone to Apple TV. However, once I connected the Apple TV to VELOP (through Wi-Fi) the airplay worked fine..
- There is no mention of firewall anywhere in the documentation. A router that is designed to work directly with a modem should have at least rudimentary firewall controls (ie for VPN settings etc).
- Parental controls are minimalistic. Either manually ban a device from Wi-Fi or block a specific website. That’s it.
- The system is pricey, but well worth the expense as the hardware is truly top notch.
- The power bricks are very large and will block outlets to the left and right of it on the power strip.

Other Thoughts: - I was extremely excited when I received my VELOP system. Beautiful, magnetically locked box contained a three node system that I could not wait to set up in my house.
- My home network setup is growing and getting more saturated with devices. I have over 20 Wi-Fi clients throughout the house (smartphones, tablets, laptops, streaming devices, Alexa, thermostat, light switches, gaming consoles, smart TVs, etc). The internet access is provided through FIOS modem/router that is connected to 16 port TP-Link Smart Switch that serves several ethernet devices. The Wi-Fi was provided by Linksys router. Since my current router was also Linksys product, I already had Linksys app installed on my iPhone. The plan was to simply replace my current router with a VELOP node and then add additional nodes throughout the house. However, the first two attempts to set up VELOP resulted is “unable to connect to the internet” errors. I called the Linksys support for help with a set up. However, I was told that Linksys has dedicated team that deals with VELOP systems and I should receive a support phone call within 2 hrs. After I hanged up, I decided to try run setup one more time and this time, the setup was successfully completed. I changed the name of my network, created new password and disabled Wi-Fi protected setup. Adding additional two nodes was very easy and took maybe few minutes. I placed additional nodes throughout the house. By the way, the Linksys support called back the following morning but at that time my system was already up and running.
- Prior to VELOP, my 1700 square feet house received Wi-Fi through Linksys WRT1900ACS. This is still a great, fast and dependable router. However, the three node VELOP mesh system totally blows single router setup out of the water. My driveway and garage get strong coverage on my iPhone. My back patio and backyard are now totally saturated with usable Wi-FI. The entire second floor and entire basement have no coverage gaps. Everywhere in the house, I get full bars on my iPhone. A quick test with NetSpot app failed to discover a single place in my house with less than 50% signal.
- I have VELOP up and running at my house for over 2 weeks now. I have not encountered any interference, signal strength variations, drops or disconnects.
- It appears, VELOP was developed for those who don’t mind paying little extra for top notch, dependable, scaleable and easy to set up Wi-Fi system for large home or building.
- Power users will appreciate the sheer power of this hardware. However, the same power user base will be very disappointed with lack of even very basic controls available on mainstream routers.
- In the end, if you are in need of reliable, expandable, top notch Wi-Fi system to cover a larger building and don't mind paying little extra for it, VELOP will not disappoint you. It’s easy to set up, and expand. I am still awed by its reliability, speed and range. In the end, lack of granular controls is not a bad thing if everything works flawlessly out of the box.
- Without a doubt VELOP a solid 5 star product.

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SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I/Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter, Speed Up to 80MB/s (SDSQUNC-128G-GN6MA)
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - I purchased ACTIVEON camera (a Go Pro clone). I paired it with this SanDisk 128GB Ultra microSDXC UHS-I/Class 10 Memory Card.
- The card is fast enough to record Hi Def video streams for prolonged periods of time.
- Class 10.
- High Capacity.
- Nice price
- SanDisk brand.
- Adapter is included.
- No problem recording skiing at 20F.

Cons: - None at this price point.

Other Thoughts: Great class 10 card. Highly recommended.

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