TaoTronics® Universal Windshield & Dashboard Car Mount Cradle Holder


I have been using the TaoTronics TT-SH02U for about three weeks now and I do not have any complaints. The product comes ready to use. I did not have to do any assembly at all. It comes in one piece. You only need to attach the sticky gel base to your windshield or the dashboard on a mount disk.
What do I like about this holder?
My favorite feature is the fact that it is ready to go. The suction cup adheres securely to the windshield. Since I have had the holder set up, I have not had any issues with it. I have even changed devices in the holder. I have used my Blackberry, my wife’s Samsung, and a small notepad. All the items have remained attached firmly.

Second, the holder offers a full 360 degree rotation for portrait and landscape views and easy to tilt, forward/backward, for the right adjustment. This is not a multi-purpose holder. It does have its limit. The width is up to 3.9 inches. Therefore, beware so that you do not break it.

What don’t I like about this holder?
So far, I have not discovered any negative features about this holder. It is very flexible and holds the device very well. I do have some reservation about the suction pad. This is my first holder made of sticky gel. It is recommended to wash the cup with warm water and air dry it to restore its mint condition. I have not owned the holder long enough to vouch for this functionality. As of now, it seems to work very well.
[A Review Sample Was Provided For Evaluation and Review]

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Aukey Windshield Car Mount Holder Cradle


The Aukey AK-3D holder is a keeper. I have been using it now for about a week. The setup looks intimidating; yet simple and easy to assemble. It comes in two pieces. Once you connect them and attach the base to your windshield, you are good to go. It is a one-hand operation.

What do I like about this holder?
First, the suction cup adheres securely to the windshield. Since I have had the holder set up, I have not had any issues with it. I have even changed devices in the holder, and it has remained attached firmly to the windshield.

This is the not the same scenario with my recent Garmin. I am aware this is not an apple to apple comparison. However, in terms of securing the device to the windshield, the Aukey works very well.

Second, the holder offers a full 360 degree rotation for portrait and landscape views and easy to tilt for the right adjustment. I used my Blackberry in the holder for a phone call. Later in the day, I used my wife’s Samsung Galaxy phone for directions. It was not wide enough for the iPad mini, but I was not expecting it to.

What don’t I like about this holder?
So far, I have not discovered any negative features about this holder. It is very flexible and holds the device very well.

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Aukey 4-Port USB 3.0 Compact Hub Portable Multi-Port USB 3.0


The Aukey SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is a light, well designed, sturdy 4-port compact hub. I like the following features about this device:
It comes with a built-in 1ft cable. This makes it ideal for laptop users. I have used it and the length of the cable is just right.
The data transfer rates of up to 5 Gpbs is amazing. I transferred some pictures from our Nikon camera to my pc and I was amazed at the speed while being connected to this device.
The size is ideal. It fits in the palm of my hand and thus will be an extension to my laptop. I appreciate how I can used it to charge my devices as well.
The LED light to indicate if there is power or not is very convenient.
Some areas of improvement, I cannot think of any right now. This is by far a great designed product, compact, portable, great speed for data transfer, bus powered, full functionality, and with free lifetime technical support. I’d recommend this device to anyone.

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Aukey 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub Portable Multi-Port USB 3.0


Aukey continues to amaze me with their great quality products. This aluminum hub is what most business folks like me desire. We want:
Well-designed product: This hub has round corners, and very stylish. It displays quality.
Versatile: we want one device with many capabilities. This hub, with the included 2ft cable, is ideal with laptops, and desktops. I often get to facilities during my travels where I have to use an onsite desktop, but need to connect my usb drives and my other mobile devices. No need to fish for these ports in the back of the PC.
The data transfer rates of up to 5 Gpbs is amazing. I tested some pictures and videos from my Nikon camera, and I was amazed at the speed while being connected to this device.
Some areas of improvement, I cannot seem to think of any right now. This is by far a great designed product, compact, portable, great speed for data transfer, bus powered, full functionality, and with free lifetime technical support. I’d recommend this device to anyone

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Aukey Wireless N150 Travel Router with Built in 6000mAh


The Aukey portable wireless router model PB-W1 is a must have. My goodness, this is 3 major components into 1 single box. There is no assembly necessary. I would recommend that you charge the device prior to using it.

Description:
The device is very small in size 90x79x24.5mm 3.54x 3.1 x 0.96 in and weights 191g 6.75 oz. This makes the device very portable and increase the flexibility for its usage. The device features 2 buttons on opposite side: Power switch and Reset button. It displays 3 ports on one side: standard USB 2.0 port, micro USB port, and RJ45 port. It also has 2 different type of light indicators: Four Charging LED indicator, and Wi-Fi status indicator.

What do I like about this device?
What I like the most about this device is the functionality that it offers. Different functionality will appeal to different demographics and all for that matter. A business traveler like me would love the ability to turn a wired network to wireless. You just plug the RJ45 into the device, and long press the power button for about 3 seconds, and you have created your personal network and hotspot that can support up to 20 devices. I tested this feature with 2 laptops, 1 Samsung tablet and 1 mini iPad and the performance was acceptable. Please refer to the manual for status of the different light indicators. I now have a solution for some hotels that have not yet caught up with wireless.

Another benefit of the Portable wireless router of which that I benefited recently is the fact you can create a temporary network at your house when friends (or in-laws) come over. I have a wireless Frontier router at my house. I connected the Aukey router to the Frontier wireless router (RJ45) that is password protected. By doing so, I created another network automatically. I had the choice to change the SSID, the default is on the front of the box, and also create a password to protect it if I wanted to. This alone is a life saver as I no longer have to provide visitors my home network password.

The second benefit is the 1.800 mAh Power Bank as an emergency one. I am not too fond of this one. It can charge my wife’s Samsung galaxy phone, but not my Blackberry, Tablet, and other devices that require 2.0mAh.

Lastly, it supports DLNA USB Storage Wi-Fi Media Sharing where it allows you to sharing files or streaming movies in attached USB storage. You have to install some additional applications: Android devices: Softmedia Play and others for iOS devices. This is not a feature that I care much about because my tablet or phone allows me to use SD cards and I use cloud storage mainly. But, some of you may find this feature very appealing.

What do I dislike about this device?
I rated this a four as I believe Aukey has room for improvement. First, the wireless Hotspot is my favorite. The speed of browsing the net and performing other network tasks are within acceptable range. However, I performed an internet speedtest (http://www.speedtest.net/). My download speed on my tablet went down from 23.39 to 16.18 mbps, and the upload went down from 22.91 to 15.78 mbps. The ping response time also went up from 21 ms to 40 ms. These results could be circumstantial but, I do not think so.

In addition, I would have loved the PowerBank to be 2.0 mAh and higher instead of the 1.8 mAh.

I love this device. I hope that Aukey addresses the improvement suggestions that I recommended.

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TaoTronics® Elune Dimmable Eye-Care LED Desk Lamp TT-DL05


The TT-DL05 Gooseneck 7 levels touch control LED Desk Lamp – is a great eye-care desk lamp. It is not perfect, but it is well designed for its purpose. If you are looking for an eye-care desk lamp, look no further. This is ideal. If you are looking for a bright lamp, this may not be the one for you. I am sure a bright lamp would defeat the purpose of the eye-care desk lamp. We cannot have it all, it looks like. But could we?
What do I like about this lamp?
I have owned other LED desk lamps. This one sets itself apart due to the following reasons:
• This lamp has an adjustable goose neck that makes it very convenient to move around. It can be bent easily and rotated for the desired angle. I can turn it to face the wall, a desired area in the room, over my keyboard, and move it to the bedroom to read a book.
• It offers 7-level touch dimming. The brightness is perfect for reading, writing in the middle of the night or early morning hours. My son often uses the lovely bed in my office. I use this lamp and he was able to fall asleep without being bothered by it. He could not have done so with my previous desk lamps for they were too bright.
• It also has a memory. You can turn it off. Simple turn it back on and it will go back to the brightness before you turn it off.
• The flexibility increases the functionality of the lamp. I am aware it is a desk lamp; however, I used it last week to repair my oven. It is so flexible and more convenient to use than my flashlight. The downfall, it is not as bright as my flashlight but enough to do the work.
• The exterior of the lamp has a rubber finish and no buttons; makes a sleek design and no buttons for my 2-year old daughter to break

I have rated this lamp a 5 because the description states it is an Eye-care LED desk lamp, no flickering, no ghosting. It does that and beyond. However, TaoTronics has an opportunity to make this a multi –purpose lamp by addressing the following:

• There are seven level of brightness, the last three could be brighter. It provides adequate brightness to a controlled area on my desk. It could be much brighter for sure.
• The control panel gets warm, where all the other parts of the lamp maintains a normal temperature

[A Review Sample Was Provided For Evaluation and Review]

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Aukey USB Car Charger Adapter (4.8Amps/24W)


The Aukey USB Car charger is a major improvement from all the other car chargers out there and even previous Aukey bulky USB Car chargers. This one is a dual port 24W / 4.8A designed for most devices that require input up to 2.4 mAh and fit flat in the port.

Once I opened the package and my wife saw this charger, she grabbed it and made it part of our minivan. She now can charge her phone and her tablet at the same time as she runs her errands.

What do I like about this device?
The design itself makes all the difference. It has become part of our minivan. We no longer have to remove it from the port and lose it. It is so small that it fits very well. In addition, there is the power. The exception of what it does not charge is few. I do not have any of these exception devices. Therefore, I am a happy camper.

What do I dislike about this device?
The picture shows that the door can close over the port after you insert the device. My experience showed otherwise. I tested this in 4 ports with lid in our Chrysler minivan and the doors could not close. I also tested it in our Suzuki with the same result. It does not bother me. Maybe some other vehicles have ports with different lids. Moreover, I wish there was some mechanism to pull it out. Once you put it in, it fits so well in the port that you have to wiggle it a bit to remove it.

Lastly, I would recommend the light indicator feature like the others. There 3 improvements will make this charger one of a kind.
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