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This review is from: Rosewill RMS-16002 - Dual Monitor Gas Spring Arm Desk Mount, LCD Screens 13" - 27", VESA: 75 / 100mm, Tilt: +90 / -45 deg., Swivel: 180 deg., Rotate: 360 deg., Max. Load: 13.2 lbs. (Per arm)
Pros: - Seems pretty sturdy.
- Fairly easy to put together (not counting the monitors)
- Handles my LG 29" IPS 1080p Ultrawide and an ASUS 24" TN 1080p with no problems so far. The TN panel is pretty heavy but the arm is handling it. Time will tell if it droops.
- The two top holes for 100x100 VESA mount on the monitor arm is cut in such a way that you can hook your monitor onto it if you've only partially put the screws in. This allows you get the rest of the screws in place easily without having to pre-mount the monitor.
- Has cable management compartments, it didn't use them, but the plastic shells didn't seem very friendly to use.
- It is black, doesn't look too bad.
Cons: - A little confusing to get all the tension right. It is difficult to tell how much tension you've applied to the vertical gas spring for the arm. All the other ones are fine. Up-down swivel is easy to control but using the included tool kinda sucks. Wish there was a small dial instead so I could twist to adjust it.
- Comes with all the tools you'll need, but honestly you'll probably want to get a nice Philips-head screw driver, the one included is good but not great.
- 75x75 VESA mount holes are just holes and you can't hook monitors on it, so you essentially have to pre-mount your monitor, or get someone to help you hold it while you screw it in.
Other Thoughts: - My table is kinda thin, about a 3/4 of an inch? I went to my local hardware shop and picked up some blocks of wood that you use for simple crafts. Added about an extra inch and a half of thickness and more surface area with the table for the clamp. Table seems fine. But I do kinda wish maybe the base was a little wider so less stress is put on a focused point.
- Otherwise, this is a pretty decent dual monitor arm. I am surprised it can hold my 29" ultrawide and my 24" TN, but I guess the math does check out: 27+27=54>53=29+24.
This review is from: Silicon Power 128GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP128GBUF3B05V1D)
Pros: - Compact size, good color and form factor.
- Red LED activity indicator is well placed. Not too bright to be distracting, yet visible to know there is activity.
- Decent Read Speeds: 98-100+MB/s (detailed speedtest results below)
- Locking mechanism works well when drive is extended for use. Drive won't push back in if met with resistance from the port, like many other USB sticks.
- Was able to format to exFAT no problem. Works on both Windows 7 and macOS.
Cons: - Pretty bad write speeds for USB 3.0, but this is a flash drive. I think these speeds are par for the course for USB sticks nowadays. I expected it to cap at 25MB/s instead of 15-17MB/s I saw on speed tests.
- Hook keychain part is honestly really hard to use. I don't have anything that can fit through that well except for maybe some string.
Other Thoughts: - Comes with 'SP Service' folder already on it. Inside is an 'Activate Warranty.exe', and a webpage that leads to the product registration page.
- Windows reads 28.8GB usable free space (29.5535GB actual).
- Benchmark results:
Starting large file benchmark. With 100MB file.
16384k:6 Average Read Speed:99.07MB/s
8192k:12 Average Read Speed:105.49MB/s
4096k:25 Average Read Speed:100.30MB/s
2048k:50 Average Read Speed:99.95MB/s
1024k:100 Average Read Speed:102.52MB/s
512k:200 Average Read Speed:98.51MB/s
16384k:6 Average Write Speed:15.16MB/s
8192k:12 Average Write Speed:15.83MB/s
4096k:25 Average Write Speed:17.36MB/s
2048k:50 Average Write Speed:13.24MB/s
1024k:100 Average Write Speed:14.13MB/s
512k:200 Average Write Speed:11.45MB/s
Starting small file benchmark. With 10MB file.
256k:40 Average Read Speed:80.26MB/s
128k:80 Average Read Speed:79.99MB/s
64k:160 Average Read Speed:78.74MB/s
32k:320 Average Read Speed:63.61MB/s
256k:40 Average Write Speed:13.74MB/s
128k:80 Average Write Speed:15.47MB/s
64k:160 Average Write Speed:10.12MB/s
32k:320 Average Write Speed:5.61MB/s
Starting tiny file benchmark. With 1MB file.
16k:320 Average Read Speed:41.25MB/s
8k:640 Average Read Speed:34.15MB/s
4k:1280 Average Read Speed:25.41MB/s
2k:2560 Average Read Speed:15.99MB/s
1k:5120 Average Read Speed:11.76MB/s
16k:320 Average Write Speed:3.21MB/s
8k:640 Average Write Speed:1.56MB/s
4k:1280 Average Write Speed:0.77MB/s
2k:2560 Average Write Speed:0.39MB/s
1k:5120 Average Write Speed:0.19MB/s
This review is from: TP-LINK TL-WPA4530 KIT AV500 Powerline ac Wi-Fi Kit
Pros: - This kit is essentially a power line network adapter and an access point smashed together.
- Very easy set up. Connect it to the wall, pair it with your network and its set.
- Has Wi-Fi clone and auto-sync capabilities if you don't wanna manage the new SSID from the extender. Simplifies the process, but I like to configure my network devices.
- Base has 2 ports, so it kind of acts as a mini switch.
- Remote device can support up to 3 additional wired devices and all the Wi-Fi clients.
- Wi-Fi range is decent. I am able to get a better solid connection to the duped wifi than with a normal range extender.
Cons: - Not the best connection through power line. I got around 100Mbps and file transfer was about 10-15MB/s. It fluctuated a lot. I was wired up as well. I am not sure how the electrical is wired up in my house, but I guess the two points where I placed the device are not close enough?
- I would not depend on powerline for gaming for any network intensive where ping is an important factor. Normal web browsing works fine; even streaming doesn't seem to have much of an issue, but gaming suffers.
- Actually disrupts my pool's remote control which also uses a powerline type-of-connection. Bummer.
- These devices are huge and take up quite a bit of wall plug space. It might block the other power socket from being fully used by another full sized plug.
Other Thoughts: - I feel there are always better alternatives than using power line adapters. Last resort, this DOES work... but it is not going to be as great as just drawing cheap CAT6 across the house. Spend an extra $10 and get some nice cable mounting accessories to make it look seamless and organized.
- TP-link, in general has some fantastic networking equipment. This kit is definitely a great idea and executed decently, but could use a little more work on the powerline part. Though, I don't think that is TP-links fault.