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CyberPower 6 Feet 10 Outlets 3750 Joules Home/Office Surge Protector with 2 USB (2.1Amp shared) Charging Ports
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Pros: It feels well constructed
The plug on the cord is offset to the side in case you need to use it in the top outlet so the cord will not block the bottom outlet
It has 4 wide outlet plugs and if you have a land line it has a place for that as well.
Built in child safety feature, sliders protect the outlets that are not in use
Surge and ground protect lights to let you know its working properly

The power switch is recessed on the end which is nice so that you do not accidentally hit the switch turning off everything plugged into it. I have had the car step on the power switch of another outlet.

The two USB charge ports are really nice. I have more USB cables than I do power adapters so its nice to have a place to plug them in to charge various items. This would also come in handy to power a Raspberry pi like I have on my 3d printer

Cons: There is no included way to hang the power strip, Not even a slot in the back to hang on a screw.
This might seem like a minor flaw to some of you, but I usually hang the power strip so its a big negative to me. The most basic cheap power strips typically have this feature.

Other Thoughts: There is not too much I can say about a power strip, I really only found one negative, so as long as you do not need to hang this anywhere its going to work well for you. I did not think the phone jack surge protection was needed in today's world of cell phones, but I am sure someone out there has a fax lien still. I think its a good product for an okay price

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TP-LINK TL-PA7020 KIT HomePlug AV2 MIMO AV1000 2 –Port Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit, up to 1000 Mbps
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4 out of 5 eggs Good for the money, but limited bandwidth 11/07/2016

This review is from: TP-LINK TL-PA7020 KIT HomePlug AV2 MIMO AV1000 2 –Port Gigabit Powerline Starter Kit, up to 1000 Mbps

Pros: Easy to setup and use
These are good for all skill levels, you do not need to know much about networking to get them up and running quickly and that is very important. The connection was reliable and consistent and worked better than my 2.4gb wireless at far range
I have a spot in my house that is unreliable for wifi and these did the trick for my office stuff. I was able to connect to my office VPN, work with files like normal and was pleased.

I would not used this for streaming high definition movies, but I was able to watch Netflix and youtube without issue.

Cons: Bandwidth is limited, plenty of other reviews listed specific numbers, but the point is that you are going to at best get around 2.4gb wireless speeds. It is enough for most uses.
They are large and tend to make plugging other items into same outlet difficult
You have to run another wire from your router to whatever outlet this is plugged into
Access to network storage will be very slow if you have that sort of thing in your house

Other Thoughts: I think its worth the money as a simple solution for that one place you want to be able to connect a computer to do some basic things. I would not use this for a gaming machine or a streaming device, but a laptop or PC for basic internet use is fine.

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ZyXEL NBG6815 AC2200 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router
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3 out of 5 eggs okay for the money 08/22/2016

This review is from: ZyXEL NBG6815 AC2200 MU-MIMO Dual-Band Wireless Gigabit Router

Pros: It is a more compact device without external antennas.
Range was decent considering the antennas
Easy to install and use.
LED status light on/off button
Interface seems well thought out, I do not think it will be confusing to new users liek some can be.

Cons: Stand appears to be permanent even though it offers wall mount as an option
Only USB 2.0
Signal quality was lacking, it would look like I had a strong signal, but connection speeds would be poor

Other Thoughts: I just can not recommend this one if you have a house or large area to cover. It worked okay when very close to it, but the range was very limited and that might just be what you get with internal antennas

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Date Joined: 11/24/04

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