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16. GE Enbrighten Add-On Switch for GE Z-Wave/GE Zigbee Smart Lighting Controls, Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, NOT A STANDALONE SWITCH, White & Light Almond, 12723

  • WHY AN ADD-ON SWITCH – Add-on switches allow GE-branded in-wall smart controls to operate correctly in multi-switch configurations. By connecting directly to the smart device, the add-on mirrors its functions. This feature allows you to dim lights, adjust fan speeds, turn fixtures ON/OFF and more based on the capabilities of the primary smart device. While the add-on switch is not a stand-alone device, it provides continued use of your favorite smart-device functions from multiple locations.
  • ULTIMATE FLEXIBILITY – Compatible with any GE-branded smart control to operate lights or devices from multiple locations. The add-on switch sends commands to the connected in-wall Z-Wave or Zigbee switch, dimmer or fan control for full use of home automation features in 3-way configurations. For easy installation, the add-on switch only requires neutral, traveler and ground wires. It cannot be used as a standalone switch.
  • MULTI-SWITCH OPERATION – Easily replace any in-wall control in a multi-switch configuration to support the features of the primary smart device to which it is connected. Up to four add-on switches can be added to a smart switch or dimmer to operate fixtures from as many as five locations.
  • COMPATIBLE DEVICES – The add-on switch mirrors the functions of the primary smart device. It offers ON/OFF control when paired with a switch, dims when connected to a dimmer, adjusts speed when used with a fan control and many other home-automation commands.
  • EASY INSTALLATION – Requires indoor in-wall installation with hardwired connections. NEUTRAL WIRE REQUIRED. Includes white and light almond paddles (wallplate not included). Works with LED, CFL, incandescent and halogen bulbs as well as other fixtures based on the primary device functionality.
GE Enbrighten Add-On Switch for GE Z-Wave/GE Zigbee Smart Lighting Controls, Works with Alexa, Google Assistant, NOT A STANDALONE SWITCH, White & Light Almond, 12723
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u/SofaAssassin · 10 pointsr/firstworldproblems

I'll cover a few options based on price and level of technical knowledge needed.

For T-Mobile Customers

If you're a subscriber of T-Mobile, I'd recommend taking advantage of their Wi-Fi CellSpot loaner program for a $25 deposit.

This program gets you a T-Mobile optimized router, which is a modified version of the
$100+ Asus RT-AC68U.

It is missing some options from the stock Asus unit but still has options for stuff like bandwidth prioritization and QoS (the thing is also preconfigured to give high priority to wi-fi phone calls).

User-friendly Options

  • TP-Link Archer C7

    This costs about $80-90 and is probably the best overall option for anyone that wants a decent wireless router that has a lot of useful options. It lets you specify bandwidth settings that apply to an entire guest network (both upload/download speeds), as well as limit bandwidth to specific devices. This unit is generally recommended by r/homenetworking for a cheap, decent router, and by Wirecutters.

  • D-Link DIR-880L

    Roughly $100 - I used to use D-Link wireless routers and they are easy to use and I have . This model can also be loaded with DD-WRT if you're so technically inclined. DD-WRT is an open-source firmware that can be loaded onto a variety of routers that gives a lot of options for power users. The default firmware will still have options to control bandwidth and QoS, so you won't need any advanced special firmware.

    More Technical Options

    If you want to learn some slightly more advanced configuration, one of the most price-accessible options is a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X combined with a Ubiquiti AC Lite wireless AP. This combination costs roughly $120-130, but it is better than similarly priced (or even more expensive) home consumer combination wireless routers and provide a lot of options and features.

    You can traffic shape at the EdgeRouter X, so you can do things like limit the bandwidth provided to the wireless network to begin with, or limit it to certain clients. You could also do limiting at the AC Lite access point and create a special group of users (basically, login information) with limitations on that group.

    The ERX can handle an ISP connection of probably up to 900 Mbps, though I have no first-hand confirmation of this as my home connection is 200/10. I've been running the ER-X and UniFi AC Lite at home for about two years with no problems, and fairly heavy internet use.

    However, if you just need a relatively easy consumer router, go with the easier options.

u/frakkingcylon · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

I use a X360 controller (map the C buttons to the right analog stick). If you want to play with an actual N64 controller you will need to buy an adapter.

As far as you laptop goes, what matters most is your video card. I was able to play this on an old dell latitude d810, but that was without the upgraded texture pack.

It runs really well on my gaming rig though.

Here are the minimum requirements.

  • Intel Pentium 3 1.5Ghz or higher or AMD Athlon 1.5 GHz or higher
  • 512MB RAM or more
  • nVidia GeForce FX or later or ATI Radeon 9500 or later
  • 1GB or more free hard drive space
  • Creative Soundblaster Live! or higher
  • Adaptoid and original Nintendo N64 controller for each player
  • Microsoft Windows XP with latest updates.

    Optional extras:

  • video card with TV out and a high quality widescreen television set
  • high quality stereo speakers supporting dolby virtual surround
  • USB hub and/or controller extension cables
  • genuine Nintendo Rumble Pak for each player

    Good Luck!
u/Kerrigore · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

I own these and am very happy with them. Sennheisers are also really nice, but I use my headphones a lot so I've gone through a pair of those just because of the earpads starting to flake. One of the things that sold me on these Shures is that they come with an extra set of earpads. IMO they are one of the best options at the price point, though there are many others worth considering.

One thing worth knowing is that different headphones are often stronger in different aspects or on different types of music, so it isn't always as simple as one being better or worse. I like really balanced, accurate headphones, but some people want better bass or whatever. So ultimately it comes down to personal preference.

Brands like Bose and Beats by Dre tend to get slammed because they really emphasize the bass, aren't very accurate, and tend to be quite expensive compared to comparable offerings in other brands. But at the end of the day it's about what sounds good to you.

u/dontbeamaybe · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

there are a BUNCH of options, but real quick from amazon I can tell you all of these will be phenomenal. their sound signatures will vary, but the build quality and sound will be excellent. none of them use the technical trickery that Bose is known for:

Sony is known for good gear, and the mdr 7520 are no exception. You'll even save a bit of money after shipping.

Klipsch too makes great gear, and these studio headphones will save you a hundred bucks and sound much cleaner than the Bose ones no noise cancellation though.

another killer pair of Sonys, these are ultra high resolution (up to an unnecessary 100khz response). between these and the 7520s will be a choice of sound signature

speaking of insanely accurate, these are probably the cheapest planar headphones on the market and reviews are really good of them.

All those are available in the 300-350 price range and much more technically advanced than Bose when it comes to sound. NONE have noise cancellation, because like I said, Bose is still the best at that.

u/ManderPants · 2 pointsr/firstworldproblems

I had the same "problem" when I first used my Contigo. I had to wait hours before I could drink my hot chocolate. Oh my god I'm no salesperson but I could go around selling those things all day. It's the best thermos ever. Did I mention it's the best thermos ever and auto-seals the lip and the vent? And the seal is super tight? And the colors!

u/Atlas26 · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

Nope, Zojirushi!

I've gone through three to four mugs (Tervis, Thermos, Contigo, and now the Zojirushi) looking for the perfect one that is high quality but also is resistant to absorbing flavors...contigo quickly failed that one, as well as not allowing ample room for the coffee scent to get to your nose...ever tried eating while sick? Can't taste much, found it was often that way with the contigo...and if not that, it tasted like plastic :/

This one seems to be a winner so far! Really though, it can be obnoxiously hot at times so I'm thinking of popping an ice cube or two in there to cool it down a bit before i seal it, other wise, even 12 hours later, it'll still scald me haha.

This is the one I got, 16 oz in black. Super high quality product, well worth the money!

u/B0BtheDestroyer · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

Except for the dinosaurs. The dinosaurs were awesome.

I could not find pics of the dinosaur mega bloks I grew up with, but I find some awesome stuff in the process.

Mega Bloks has always been good at having good gimmicks. I have always been disappointed with Legos when they went that route with Star Wars and Harry Potter. My favorite Legos were always creative sets with an ambiguous background I could modify however I could imagine, not recreations of movies. Those are novelty items.

u/msc1 · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

thank you.

bukowski is a great writer and I enjoy reading every thing by him. here's a great dvd about him.

u/earnstaf · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

This is going to format like shit because I'm copying it straight from an email I wrote my sister.
The important bits: the hub is Samsung Smartthings, switches are mostly GE zwave switches, voice control provided by Amazon Echo.
Rolling it out across the whole house isn't easy or cheap, but it's worth it when you have someone over and you give the "turn on everything" command and you watch every light pop on, then do it in reverse.
This will get you started :)
> Switches:
> Add-on Switches (for 3+ way):
> Dimmer:
> Fan:
> SmartThings:
> Door Locks:
> Thermostat:
> Echo (for voice control):

There are other things like motion sensors and garage door controllers that start opening up some really cool "routines."

u/RapedByPlushies · 2 pointsr/firstworldproblems

Can it be a valid life trajectory? Sure. Can it be a valid life trajectory in every case? Definitely not.

> I don't think you've any evidence of the causal effect of feminism on the demand for more workers

I do actually. I quoted it up top.
Source - Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich in [Aftershock](

There's also another called The Two-Income Trap by Dr. Elizabeth Warren.

Did you need more evidence? What evidence do you have backing up your claims?

u/smoothhands · 1 pointr/firstworldproblems

I had this one too long to connect my phone to it every day.I used one at work too.The cds come on instantly.

I am down the road a couple miles still trying to connect when using the adapter, when it worked.

Where do I get these free downloadable albums though? I have a burner.

I am okay with devolving till my next truck.