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Peter R.

Peter R.

Joined on 01/26/03

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Most Favorable Review

Drives 3 Monitors!

AMD A4-5300 - A-Series APU Trinity Dual-Core 3.4GHz (3.6GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W AMD Radeon HD 7480D Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic - AD5300OKHJBOX
AMD A4-5300 - A-Series APU Trinity Dual-Core 3.4GHz (3.6GHz Turbo) Socket FM2 65W AMD Radeon HD 7480D Desktop APU (CPU + GPU) with DirectX 11 Graphic - AD5300OKHJBOX

Pros: Pleasantly surprised this APU with my ASRock FM2A85X Extreme6 board can run 3 monitors with different screens all at the same time! No need to add extra Video cards for Multiple Displays or HDMI. Get a 128GB SSD to get the most from this or any build. You never go back.

Cons: None, it just works.

Overall Review: Would definitely buy again for my needs Web surfing, DVD Playback etc. Save on the CPU, spend extra on the Motherboard and a Solid State Drive.

Most Critical Review

Nice for an Office

TP-Link TL-ANT2403N 2.4GHz 3dBi Wireless N Desktop Antenna
TP-Link TL-ANT2403N 2.4GHz 3dBi Wireless N Desktop Antenna

Pros: Came FREE with TP-Link TL-WA901N wireless access point. Nice for an office computer to replace the Wireless card antenna behind the PC and get it out in the open so it can get a Wi-Fi signal. Long cable, 3 connectors for the 3 antennas arranged "Like a Flower". Use all 3 or whatever your wireless Lan card or USB adapter needs. Standard connector.

Cons: Only provides 3db gain, same as Wi-Fi device stock antennas. Useless for most home users who can position their PC or wireless access point to pick up a signal anyway. Doesn't provide any Gain over stock antennas, just ablity to position in the open.

Overall Review: Would have been great if the antennas had more gain, but then the thing would have been too big for an office desk. How bout a Home Version with 7dbi (or greater) antennas? Also, antennas don't appear to be replaceable, you can't unscrew them for bigger ones.

Smartphone on the Big Screen

6Ft Micro USB MHL to HDMI AV TV Cable With USB Charger For Samsung Galaxy S2 II i9100 I9220 I9225 HTC Amaze 4G EVO 3D EVO View 4G Sensation 4G XE
6Ft Micro USB MHL to HDMI AV TV Cable With USB Charger For Samsung Galaxy S2 II i9100 I9220 I9225 HTC Amaze 4G EVO 3D EVO View 4G Sensation 4G XE

Pros: Fantastic Video Quality, Great for showing Smart Phone, Tablet Pictures, Videos, Playing Games. Zero Lag, Super Video Quality. Fills the entire screen, no adjustments needed, Plug and Play, couldn't be easier to use. Can be Powered by your HDTV USB service port. Easy!

Cons: None, it just works and in Real Time, Zero Lag, Exactly like your Phone came with an HDMI Port. I was amazed at the Quality of the Picture for such an inexpensive adapter. A MUST HAVE for sharing Grandkids Pictures, Videos at Family get togethers.

Overall Review: This is Great, even if you have an old Phone off contract you can use it on WiFi to Play Games and YouTube on your HDTV. Plug and Play, Fantastic experience seeing those little Camera Pictures from your Phone on the Big Screen in High def is a Hoot. I ordered 2 and gave one to my son. HTC EVO 4G Phone.

Works on Kindle Fire

j5create Android Mirror Cable
j5create Android Mirror Cable

Pros: Works with my Wife's Kindle Fire. Mouse and Keyboard control the Kindle Fire. Fast response on a Fast PC. I am even able to play Angry Birds on my PC using the computer Mouse.

Cons: None really. This is the orginal Color Kindle Fire not the newer Kindle Fire HD. Also I Rooted her Kindle Fire although I don't think that makes a difference. My understanding USB Debugging is turned on by Default in the Kindle Fire ( I couldn't find the setting but the JUC600 installed and worked anyway ). For that I gave it 5 Stars.

Overall Review: This device continues to surprise me that it works at all on non-listed devices. If you have any kind of Android Device give it a try. If you like playing with Gadgets this is for you, just set a Newegg price alert and grab a Bargain.

Happy Homeowner

TP-Link TL-R860 8-Port Cable/DSL Router 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Ports 8 x 10/100Mbps LAN Ports
TP-Link TL-R860 8-Port Cable/DSL Router 1 x 10/100Mbps WAN Ports 8 x 10/100Mbps LAN Ports

Pros: I bought this to replace a Linksys E-1000. Works Great. I'm getting 20Mbps Download, 9Mbps upload through my Cable provider COX never been better. This isn't wireless so be sure to add TPLinks TL-WA901ND wireless access point like I did. Router has lots of security options Home user really doesn't need to bother with, unless you think somebody will sneak a PC into your Wired Network! Running 2 TiVo's, 1 Roku, a Network Switch, a PC and a print server and a wireless access point. Wireless devices include a second Roku, 2 Laptops, Kindle Fire and 2 Cell Phones. Everything eventually goes through this Router!

Cons: None, it just works. Plugged it in to my Cable Modem, then powered up the cable Modem. Didn't have to set anything, enter a password or call the Cable company. It just started working with all my connected devices.

Overall Review: Would definetly buy again. Speed is more than fast enough for streaming HD Video. De-Clutter your entertainment center with this 8 port Router and a Wireless Access point you can place anywhere in your network where it can send the best signal and you can easily get to it. You need 8 ports because your Future TV, DVD player, Game Console, Refrigerator will likely have an Internet Connection. Add a Network switch for even more ports.

Access Point for Dummies

TP-LINK TL-WA901ND Wireless N300 Access Point, 300Mbps, Multifunction, Multiple SSID
TP-LINK TL-WA901ND Wireless N300 Access Point, 300Mbps, Multifunction, Multiple SSID

Pros: Bought this and a TP-Link TL-R860 8 port router to replace a Linksys E1000. Both work great, took out of Box and plugged in didn't even bother trying to upgrade the firmware. Used Internet Explorer and http://192.168.1.254/ to go to the access point menu. Easy set-up, I'm using 4 Zones ( Mighty Mouse, Mr. Mouse, Home Zone, Guest Mice and Rats) with MAC filtering so only our devices work even if someone hacks past our Password. Working fine on Roku, 2 Laptops, Cell Phones, Kindle Fire, USB adapters, etc. etc...getting 20Mbps download, 9 Mbps upload COX Cable Internet, thats the same as my wired PC. 3 Transmit Power levels, a wireless on/off switch and Standard antenna connectors on back of unit. I like it, works for me, would buy again.

Cons: None really, I haven't had ANY issues. I disabled the Quick Secure Setup ( QSS ) someone said it helps prevent drop outs with it disabled. I just use MAC Filtering option and manually enter each device MAC address. Can't comment about signal strength, live in a single story small home works fine with Medium Power Level selected.

Overall Review: Just plug it into your Network or use a Laptop or Wireless adapter to connect through your browser to set it up. I wasted 2 hours screwing up, then fixing my PC IP address trying to follow the instructions for a direct PC to WAP connection that I didn't even need. If someone is amped up in your area they can interfere with any wireless signal if they are a jerk. Fortunatly were not having Wi-Fi wars here (yet).