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Timothy C.

Timothy C.

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Very happy with this card

G.Skill 64GB microSDXC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter (FF-TSDXC64GA-U1)
G.Skill 64GB microSDXC UHS-I/U1 Class 10 Memory Card with Adapter (FF-TSDXC64GA-U1)

Pros: -Fast -Lower priced that some of the competition -Lifetime Warranty from a well known brand

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: EDIT: I had to post this a second time due to a typo, hopefully this review doesn't get posted twice. Make sure your device supports exFAT, as thats the format this card comes formatted in. I’m very happy with purchasing this card so far. The microsd card slides in and out of the adapter very easily, unlike some other brands, although I won’t be using the adapter. Below are my rough benchmarks on my desktop. Your results may vary depending on the speed of your computer and usb card reader. My desktop PC is an Intel i5-3570K cpu, using an Asus P8Z77-v motherboard. The USB 3.0 card reader is a Transcend model: TS-RDF5K. *** USB 3.0 (CrystalDiskMark) *** Seq: Read: 68.07 MB/s Write: 20.38 MB/s 512K: Read: 60.22 MB/s Write: 17.40 MB/s 4K: Read: 4.915 MB/s Write: 1.065 MB/s 4K QD32: Read: 5.299 MB/s Write: 1.188 MB/s *** USB 2.0 (CrystalDiskMark) *** Seq: Read: 35.55 MB/s Write: 19.81 MB/s 512K: Read: 34.48 MB/s Write: 17.63 MB/s 4K: Read: 4.196 MB/s Write: 1.141 MB/s 4K QD32: Read: 4.753 MB/s Write: 1.187 MB/s I am using this in my Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet, and kept the exFAT format it comes formatted in, for now anyways. I get close to the same benchmarks using the “Sd Card Tester” app when the card is inserted into the tablet itself.

Most Critical Review

Going downhill fast

Guild Wars 2 PC Game
Guild Wars 2 PC Game

Pros: Free to play after you buy the game The game world is very large

Cons: It now caters to children

Overall Review: I used to be a big supporter of this game, but that has since changed. It seems the game is becoming more catered towards children anymore. All of their special events have become a joke. For example the events will have stupid toys as rewards, your weapons become those toy wands, bells, pop guns etc, or for example toy backpacks of a fuzzy kids animal. The event content is always some low resolution instanced mini game. The game was advertised as being based around live dynamic events. But lately that is no longer true. All events require grouping and are always instanced zone areas. The rewards are so childish, it's embarrassing to play as an adult. Their official forums also delete most negative posts of the game so you can not trust the posts on there.

Faster than other Powerline adapters I have tried

devolo Magic 2 LAN triple Starter Kit
devolo Magic 2 LAN triple Starter Kit

Pros: +The speeds I'm getting are much better than other Powerline brands I have tried. +It works well with my Xbox Series X gaming console. I even tried it with my Qnap NAS in my bedroom, which got similar speeds. +I like that one of the adapters has 3 outlets that can be used instead of needing a single adapters for each device, I just run a wire from each. +Installing it is incredibly, easy. Just plug it in the wall. It has a flashing light that will turn all white when connected. For me it only takes less than 10 sseconds.

Cons: People will complain that its not anywhere near the speeds it advertises, but none of these powerline adapters ever do. I know that there are so many things that affect its speeds, like multiple devices each running at the same time will slow down the transfer speed, or distance, or wiring etc. I was not able to get it to work with two other brands of Powerline adapters. I tried an old Netgear XAU2511, and a Trendnet AV200. I didn't need them though. The back side of it, which faces the wall gets very hot. I don't know if that will eventually cause any problems or not with overheating. I haven't owned it long enough yet.

Overall Review: We moved into an older house recently, its an older house with older wiring and there was only one location in my house that I could set my wireless router due to how they wired this house. I've been wanting a wired connection to a bedrooom at the other side of the house. I used my Xbox Series X for my benchmarking as it has a built in network speed test. My cable provider is Spectrum and my speed limits from Spectrum are 200mbps download and 10mbps upload. Each run of my Xbox benchmark I was getting around 100Mbps for my download, and 11Mbps upload (due to Spectrum limiting the upload speed). Every previous powerline adapter I have tried, has only got around 25 to 30 Mbps downloading. So this adapter FOR ME has been much faster. It had no negative affect on the Packet Loss or Latency either, which is great. Ill attach a screenshot of the benchmark results.

Received quickly

Xbox Gift Card $50 US (Email Delivery)
Xbox Gift Card $50 US (Email Delivery)

Overall Review: I received the code within 3 minutes of placing the order. I've been a Newegg customer for a long time.

Adobe Premiere Elements 2021 works great for what I want to do with my video clips

Adobe Premiere Elements 2021 - Windows & Mac
Adobe Premiere Elements 2021 - Windows & Mac

Pros: (My review here is all MY opinion as I used the software, I didn’t even read the description on Newegg) +Huge list of features and effects for editing videos +Makes combining video clips into one VERY easy +Can be exported to Disc, Devices, Online, Audio, Image, .mp4 +I had no problems running this on my Windows 10 Desktop

Cons: -Seems confusing at first with so many features -Reloading a previous project takes me several minutes which is a little annoying. Creating a clip can take a while also, but that’s to be expected for creating and converting it all.

Overall Review: *My Desktop computer I use this on has Intel i7-4771 cpu and 16GB of memory, XFX R9 290 video card and Windows 10* Looking at the software for the first time it looked very overwhelming to me with so many choices. The Primiere version seems to be mainly for videos. There are 3 main editing choices, Quick, Guided, Expert I found that the “Guided” option helped greatly. It literally took me step by step adding a video and any extra options I want to do with it. It displays back/forward arrows to go forward or backward in the guided steps. It also highlights with a box or flashing arrow to show you what it wants you to do. My main intended use for this software is for Christmas video clips I save on my phone. They are all short clips and its annoying to view them all separately. With this software I can combine all the short clips into one large clip for each Christmas Year. You could do this for vacation video clips too. I put transitions between each clip. There are a ton of transitions you can add between each clip, by drag and dropping it into the timeline (the guided tour explains how). You can even adjust each video itself with: Smartfix, Shake Reduction, Auto Smart Tone, Color, Gamma correction, Lighting, Tint, volume, Balance, Treble, Bass, Audio Gain. You can export your creation to Disc, Devices(Computer, TV, Mobile, Custom), or Online(Youtube or Vimeo), and you can choose the resolution for each. If you export to disc, it will create a disc with a menu of your video clips or photos, with a lot of different menu themes to pick from. Some themes looked cool, but I was not able to export/burn it to my disc because for whatever reason my disc burner quit burning (I have an external usb disc drive burner). You can also export to an .ISO file to burn later. The Photoshop Elements with Premiere Elements is only $20 more you might want to consider that also as it adds a lot more creation options for photos, like Calendars, Photo Book, Greeting cards, DVD label, etc. Premiere Elements does everything I want for videos. I would post a video clip of it but my family members would not like that on store website.

Fast reliable email delivery

Xbox Gift Card $100 US (Email Delivery)
Xbox Gift Card $100 US (Email Delivery)

Overall Review: I've bought these on sale and I trust buying from newegg. I have for many years.