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Pros: - Motion Detection w/ email notification works well
- Night Vision is much better than expected.
- Decently long cord and good base for mounting.
- New firmware update for this new & my old camera which improve security and performance.
- MicroSD for local video & photo saves

Cons: - Image quality could use some improvement (objects in motion have serious blur)
basically, if something moves in front of the camera you'll be notified, but the image you'll get will be identifiable but that's it.
- Documentation should you run into problems is non-existent. You'll have to do your own tinkering if you can't get things
working

Other Thoughts: So a few years ago I had the honor of reviewing this Cam's predecessor the 7601 which was plagued with issues. Difficult to set up, not remembering Wi-Fi logon if unplugged, firmware issues, etc... I used it for a few months and soon gave up on it. Like this new 7606, image quality could still use improving. If you want HD quailty, say if someone breaks in and you want the police to be able to identify them..forget about it. All you'll really be able to know is that it was a person / animal / kebler elf etc... but any hard details will be hard pressed to sus out. If you think of it as a glorified motion detector, I think you'll be better served.

Another thing that I discovered recently. Previously, through the app you used to be able to control all of the functionality from said app. Now, setup is in the app while functionality is Web Based. You'll have to go to their site to access Video Quality, Motion Detection, IR, etc. Which is somewhat annoying as the web interface is significantly slower than the app. I have to stand corrected as I thought they had moved all that functionality under their Cloud Based Security+ plan which you may purchase. Though that is not the case, it would of been nice to be notified that the features weren't just gone... just moved. Again..back to Belkin's lack of documentation on things.

In conclusion? I want to give this camera higher than 3 eggs but I don't think it's quite there yet. Seeing how a competing camera I have for review runs circles around this camera as far as video / image quality for less...it's hard to justify this price for the performance you get. But, as an entry level camera it's decent and I do like the Motion Detection w/ Email notification. That can come in handy.

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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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5 out of 5 eggs Excellent Entry Level Security Camera w/ Great Video!! 12/28/2016

This review is from: EZVIZ Mini O 720p HD Wi-Fi Home Video Monitoring Security Camera, Built-in Speaker and Mic, Works with Alexa using IFTTT

Pros: - Easy Setup! Literally took less than 5 minutes.
- Aesthetically pleasing - nice to look at
- Fairly light weight / Easy to mount wherever you need it to be
- Image Quality - probably the best camera I've used / reviewed to date. Very very impressed.
- Still allows for motion detection & notification -unlike some other who want to charge you for it... looking at you B*&k&n!
- Uses .2amps of power over a MicroUSB wall outless adapter.
- MicroSD slot to record locally. Cloud Service not necessary.
- Audio Quality is also good, picks up amazingly well. Like the video... high quality.

Cons: - Not compatible with 802.11 AC networks. Originally it didn't connect for me from my phone. My phone is set to use my AC connection and leave the N network for other devices. Via NFC I assume, it tries to copy the network credentials from your phone. It failed. So I then connected my phone to my N network and it was able to copy and connect with no problems. Honestly, this isn't a con... just something users should be aware of. N has better range than AC anyway.

Other Thoughts: Like I mentioned before, EZVIZ doesn't charge you to use the motion detection and audio features like some other vendors do. They do offer a cloud service which will keep all of your videos / images for 7 days. After that they will be deleted. Fortunately that service isn't needed in order to utilize your camera. I'm really impressed with this little camera and plan on getting a few more. A+

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Silicon Power 64GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3B05V1K)
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5 out of 5 eggs Solid Sporadic Performer!! :) 09/26/2016

This review is from: Silicon Power 64GB Blaze B05 USB 3.0 Flash Drive (SP064GBUF3B05V1K)

Pros: *Excellent Cost / Performance Ratio
*Excellent USB 3.0 Read Performance / USB 2.0 on Write Performance
*No cap - retractable

Cons: *Performance is somewhat all over the place but def acceptable.
*Gets pretty warm under heavy use.
*No USB 3.0 Write Speeds, more like USB 2.0 :(

Other Thoughts: So check this out... benchmark scores are pretty high, real life performance is a bit different.
Crystal Disk Mark gives this drive a Read / Write score of 123MB/s and 71MB/s respectively. Oddly... Anvil Storage gives 263 / 27!!
So, the next move is to transfer some real life files and find out what the real story is. So I broke out an x264 movie rip, Music & Picture folders. Tests were run on my HP Pavilion AMD based laptop which is equipped with an Evo 850 SSD.

Copying Need For Speed Movie 720p x264 Rip @ 1.95GB in size took 1 Minute 22 Seconds which averages 23 MB/s Write. Then moving it back to the SSD took just 20.3 seconds which averages out to 95MB/s Read. Pretty decent.

Copying Music Folder of 636MB / 48 songs took 28 seconds to move to the flash drive which averages 22MB/s Write.
Copying Music Folder back to the SSD was super quick with a 3.76 second time averaging 169MB/s Read. Wow.

Finally I found a few pictures folders to use to test as a typical use case scenario as well.
Copying my Pictures Folder of 1.48GB / 1,456 files which took 1 minute 57 seconds which averages 12.65MB/s write. So from that we can see that numerous small files, like many other drives, will slow the B05 down quite a bit. But no better or worse than any other drive out there. Moving the files back to the SSD took 50 seconds or 29.60MB/s Read.

So, I'm calling this drive sporadic due to it's speeds seeming to be all over the place. It's read speeds though are very very good. It would make a great NAS / Router USB storage type of drive sitting off a network somewhere. Honestly, that's probably what I'll use it for. I'll keep installation files & drivers on it sitting off my network for quick access. However, if you are looking for a USB 3.0 drive that can write files faster than USB 2.0 look elsewhere. This drive just can't do it.

So can I recommend this little USB 3.0 drive? Sure. SP has good reliability so I expect it to last for quite some time and I don't mind the slower write speeds. But if you are on a budget and need a 64GB drive the SP won't let you down.

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Display Name: Michael W.

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