2nd Gen Fire TV Stick vs. 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick vs. Fire TV Stick Lite vs. Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon recently announced the third generation Fire TV Stick and first generation Fire TV Stick Lite. So, how do these two products stack up against each other as well as the second generation Fire TV Stick and first generation Fire TV Stick 4K?

You can find out in this comparison guide between these four media players.

Quick Summary

When compared to the 2nd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick, the 1st Gen 4K Stick, 1st Gen Lite Stick and 3rd Gen Stick come with a processor that is 50% more powerful, which leads to a big performance boost.

The 2nd Gen stick does not support HDR while the other three media players do (although the Fire TV Stick 4K is the only one compatible with Dolby Vision).

If you have a 4K TV, or planning to get one in the future, then the only option you have is the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K as the other media sticks support video playback at only up to 1080p.

If you only have a 1080p TV, then the 3rd generation Fire TV and 1st generation Fire TV Lite sticks are more powerful, have more audio options, come with a low power mode and include HDR support when compared to the 2nd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick.

The 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, along with the 1st Gen Fire TV Stick 4K, are the only media players in this comparison to support Dolby Atmos.

2nd Gen Fire Stick vs. 3rd Gen Fire Stick vs. 3rd Gen Fire Stick Lite vs. Fire Stick 4K Comparison Chart

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison table between the Fire Sticks below.

2nd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick3rd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K
What’s in the BoxFire TV Stick (2nd Gen)

Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen)

USB cable and power adapter

HDMI extender

2 AAA batteries

Quick Start Guide
Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen)

Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen)

USB cable and power adapter

HDMI extender

2 AAA batteries

Quick Start Guide
Fire TV Stick Lite (1st Gen)

Alexa Voice Remote Lite

USB cable and power adapter

HDMI extender

2 AAA batteries

Quick Start Guide
Fire TV Stick 4K (1st Gen)

Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen)

USB cable and power adapter

HDMI extender cable

2 AAA batteries

Quick Start Guide
Weight32.0 g32.0 g32.0 g53.6 g
Dimensions85.9 mm x 30.0 mm x 12.6 mm86.0 mm x 30.0 mm x 13.0 mm86.0 mm x 30.0 mm x 13.0 mm99.0 mm x 30.0 mm x 14.0 mm
CPUQuad-Core ARM 1.3 GHzQuad-Core 1.7 GHzQuad-Core 1.7 GHzQuad-Core 1.7 GHz
GPUMali450 MP4IMG GE8300IMG GE8300IMG GE8300
RAM1 GB1 GB DDR41 GB DDR41.5 GB DDR4
Storage8 GB8 GB8 GB8 GB
Wi-Fi FeaturesDual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO)

802.11a/b/g/n/ac support
Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO)

802.11a/b/g/n/ac support
Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO)

802.11a/b/g/n/ac support
Dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO)

802.11a/b/g/n/ac support
Bluetooth4.1 + LE5.0 + LE5.0 + LE5.0 + LE
Voice ControlAlexa Voice Remote

Fire TV Smartphone App

Linked Echo Device
Alexa Voice Remote

Fire TV Smartphone App

Linked Echo Device
Alexa Voice Remote

Fire TV Smartphone App

Linked Echo Device
Alexa Voice Remote

Fire TV Smartphone App

Linked Echo Device
IR Device Control with Remote Control?YesYesNoYes
Cloud StorageFree for contents purchased from AmazonFree for contents purchased from AmazonFree for contents purchased from AmazonFree for contents purchased from Amazon
Miracast Support?YesYesYesYes
PortsHDMI output port

Micro USB port (power only)
HDMI output port

Micro USB port (power only)
HDMI output port

Micro USB port (power only)
HDMI output port

Micro USB port (power only)
Video Resolution and Frame RateUp to 60 frames per second in 720p and 1080pUp to 60 frames per second in 720p and 1080pUp to 60 frames per second in 720p and 1080pUp to 60 frames per second in 720p, 1080p and 4K
HDRNoneHDR10

HDR10+

HLG
HDR10

HDR10+

HLG
Dolby Vision

HDR10

HDR10+

HLG
Video CodecsH.263

H.264

H.265 (HEVC)

MPEG-2

MPEG-4
H.263

H.264

H.265 (HEVC)

MPEG-2

MPEG-4

VP8

VP9
H.263

H.264

H.265 (HEVC)

MPEG-2

MPEG-4

VP8

VP9
Dolby Vision

H.263

H.264

H.265 (HEVC)

MPEG-2

MPEG-4

VP8

VP9
DRMHDCP 1.4

PlayReady 2.5

Widevine L1/L3
HDCP 2.2

PlayReady 3.0

Widevine L1/L3
HDCP 2.2

PlayReady 3.0

Widevine L1/L3
HDCP 2.2

PlayReady 3.0

Widevine L1/L3
Audio CodecsAAC-LC

AC3 (Dolby Digital)

AMR-NB

eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus)

FLAC

HE-AACv1 (AAC+)

HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+)

MIDI

MP3

Opus

PCM/Wave

Vorbis
AAC-LC

AC3 (Dolby Digital)

AMR-NB

Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC)

eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus)

FLAC

HE-AACv1 (AAC+)

HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+)

MIDI

MP3

Opus

PCM/Wave

Vorbis passthrough
AAC-LC

AMR-NB

FLAC

HDMI Audio passthrough for Dolby Atmos

HDMI Audio passthrough for Dolby Digital

HDMI Audio passthrough for Dolby Digital+

HDMI Audio passthrough for DTS

HE-AACv1 (AAC+)

HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+)

MIDI

MP3

Opus

PCM/Wave

Vorbis passthrough
AAC-LC

AC3 (Dolby Digital)

AMR-NB

Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC)

eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus)

HE-AACv1 (AAC+)

HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+)

FLAC

MIDI

MP3

Opus

PCM/Wave

Vorbis up to 5.1
Low Power Mode?NoYesYesNo
System RequirementsHDTV with HDMI input

Wi-Fi internet connection

Power outlet
HDTV with HDMI input

Wi-Fi internet connection

Power outlet
HDTV with HDMI input

Wi-Fi internet connection

Power outlet
HDTV with HDMI input

Wi-Fi internet connection

Power outlet
Warranty90-day limited warranty and service

Optional 2-year or 3-year extended warranty (US Only)
90-day limited warranty and service


Optional 2-year or 3-year extended warranty (US Only)
90-day limited warranty and service


Optional 2-year or 3-year extended warranty (US Only)
1-year limited warranty and service


Optional 2-year or 3-year extended warranty (US Only)
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What’s in the Box

In addition to the main media player unit, each product also comes with a remote control, remote control batteries, HDMI extender, quick start guide in addition to an USB cable and power adapter.

You can take a look at what’s included in each box below:

2nd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick:

  • Fire TV Stick (2nd Gen)
  • Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen)
  • USB cable and power adapter
  • HDMI extender
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Quick Start Guide

3rd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick:

  • Fire TV Stick (3rd Gen)
  • Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen)
  • USB cable and power adapter
  • HDMI extender
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Quick Start Guide

1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite:

  • Fire TV Stick Lite (3rd Gen)
  • Alexa Voice Remote Lite
  • USB cable and power adapter
  • HDMI extender
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Quick Start Guide

1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K:

  • Fire TV Stick 4K
  • Alexa Voice Remote (2nd Gen)
  • USB cable and power adapter
  • HDMI extender cable
  • 2 AAA batteries
  • Quick Start Guide

Weight

The second and third generations of the Amazon Fire TV Stick, as well as the first generation of the Fire TV Stick, weigh the same amount. The Fire TV Stick 4K is a lot heavier compared to the rest of the media players in this group.

You can take a look at the weight specifications below:

  • 2nd Gen Fire TV Stick: 32.0 g
  • 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick: 32.0 g
  • 1st Gen Fire TV Stick Lite: 32.0 g
  • 1st Gen Fire TV Stick 4K: 53.6 g

Dimensions

The 3rd Gen Fire TV and 1st Gen Fire TV Lite are identical in size, which is a little bit bigger than the 2nd Gen device. The Fire TV 4K is bulkier than the other three.

You can check out the full measurements below:

  • 2nd Gen Fire TV: 85.9 mm x 30.0 mm x 12.6 mm
  • 3rd Gen Fire TV: 86.0 mm x 30.0 mm x 13.0 mm
  • 1st Gen Fire TV Lite: 86.0 mm x 30.0 mm x 13.0 mm
  • 1st Gen Fire TV 4K: 99.0 mm x 30.0 mm x 14.0 mm

CPU

The second-generation Fire TV Stick comes equipped with a Quad-Core ARM 1.3 GHz processor.

The three other sticks are equipped with a Quad-Core 1.7 GHz processor, which is 50% more powerful than the CPU from the previous generation Fire TV Stick.

GPU

The Gen 2 Fire Stick uses a Mali450 MP4 GPU while the other Fire Sticks use the IMG GE8300 GPU.

RAM

For RAM, the second-generation Fire TV Stick comes with 1 GB while the third-generation Fire TV Stick and first-generation Fire TV Stick Lite each includes 1 GB DDR4.

The first-generation Fire TV Stick 4K is equipped with 1.5 GB DDR4.

Storage

All of the media sticks in this comparison guide come with 8 GB of internal storage.

Wi-Fi Features

The Amazon Fire TV Sticks are equipped with dual-band, dual-antenna Wi-Fi (MIMO), which will help increase streaming speeds and prevent disconnects.

The media players also support the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac networks.

Bluetooth

The 2nd Gen Fire TV Stick utilizes Bluetooth 4.1 + LE while the rest of the sticks utilize Bluetooth 5.0 + LE.

Voice Control

You can use your voice to control these media players. You can do so by using the Alexa Voice Remote, free Fire TV Smartphone App or linked Echo device.

IR Device Control with Remote Control

The 2nd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick, 3rd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick and 1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K support IR device control as you can use the remote to control compatible IR-enabled devices like your television set to power on, power off, change the volume and perform other actions.

The 1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite does not support this feature.

Miracast

All four media players support Miracast, a feature that lets you mirror the screen of your Amazon Fire tablet to your TV.

Cloud Storage

All four sticks in this comparison guide use free cloud storage when it comes to digital contents that are purchased from Amazon.

Ports

The Fire TV Stick include one HDMI output port as well as a Micro USB port used for power.

Video Resolution and Frame Rate

The 2nd and 3rd generation Fire TV Sticks, as well as the Lite version, support up to 60 frames per second in 720p and 1080p resolutions.

The Fire TV Stick 4K supports up to 60 frames per second in 720p, 1080p and 2160p (also known as 4K) resolutions.

HDR

The second gen Fire TV does not support HDR at all. Both the 3rd Gen Stick and 1st Gen Stick Lite support HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG. The 4K stick supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG.

Video Codecs

When it comes to audio codecs, the second-generation Fire TV Stick is missing support for the VP8 and VP9 codecs that are supported by the other three media players.

The first-generation Fire TV Stick 4K is the only one that supports the Dolby Vision codec.

You can check out the supported video codecs for all four devices below:

2nd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick:

  • H.263
  • H.264
  • H.265 (HEVC)
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4

3rd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick:

  • H.263
  • H.264
  • H.265 (HEVC)
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • VP8
  • VP9

1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite:

  • H.263
  • H.264
  • H.265 (HEVC)
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • VP8
  • VP9

1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K:

  • Dolby Vision
  • H.263
  • H.264
  • H.265 (HEVC)
  • MPEG-2
  • MPEG-4
  • VP8
  • VP9

DRM

You can take a look at the Digital Rights Management features for the media players below:

2nd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick:

  • HDCP 1.4
  • PlayReady 2.5
  • Widevine L1/L3

3rd Gen Fire TV Stick, 1st Gen Fire TV Stick Lite and 1st Gen Fire TV Stick 4K:

  • HDCP 2.2
  • PlayReady 3.0
  • Widevine L1/L3

Audio Codecs

For audio, the 3rd Gen Fire TV Stick and 1st Gen Fire TV Stick 4K are the only two media players in this versus guide to support Dolby Atmos.

You can find a full breakdown of supported audio codecs below:

2nd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick:

  • AAC-LC
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital)
  • AMR-NB
  • eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus)
  • FLAC
  • HE-AACv1 (AAC+)
  • HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+)
  • MIDI
  • MP3
  • Opus
  • PCM/Wave
  • Vorbis

3rd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick:

  • AAC-LC
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital)
  • AMR-NB
  • Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC)
  • eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus)
  • FLAC
  • HE-AACv1 (AAC+)
  • HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+)
  • MIDI
  • MP3
  • Opus
  • PCM/Wave
  • Vorbis

1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite:

  • AAC-LC
  • AMR-NB
  • FLAC
  • HDMI Audio passthrough for Dolby Atmos
  • HDMI Audio passthrough for Dolby Digital
  • HDMI Audio passthrough for Dolby Digital+
  • HDMI Audio passthrough for DTS
  • HE-AACv1 (AAC+)
  • HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+)
  • MIDI
  • MP3
  • Opus
  • PCM/Wave
  • Vorbis

1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K:

  • AAC-LC
  • AC3 (Dolby Digital)
  • AMR-NB
  • Dolby Atmos (EC3_JOC)
  • eAC3 (Dolby Digital Plus)
  • HE-AACv1 (AAC+)
  • HE-AACv2 (enhanced AAC+)
  • FLAC
  • MIDI
  • MP3
  • Opus
  • PCM/Wave
  • Vorbis

Low Power Mode

Both the 3rd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick and 1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite feature a low power mode, which will automatically activate when the devices go to sleep, resulting in lower energy consumption.

System Requirements

The system requirements are the same for all four media playing sticks. You need a HDTV with HDMI input, Wi-Fi internet connection and power outlet.

Warranty

The 2nd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick, 3rd Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick and 1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick Lite each come with a 90-day limited warranty and service.

The 1st Gen Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K includes a 1-year limited warranty and service.

You can also purchase an optional 2-year or 3-year extended warranty if you are a U.S. customer.

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What’s the difference between Eero, Eero Pro, Eero 6 and Eero 6 Pro?

In 2020, Amazon released the Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 Wi-Fi mesh systems. So, how does these two products compare against each other as well as the older versions of the Eero and Eero Pro?

You can find out in this comparison guide between the four wireless systems.

Quick Summary

When compared to the older versions, the new Eero 6 and Eero 6 Pro added support for Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax). The Eero 6 also has a faster maximum speed than the Eero.

The Eero Pro 6 is faster than the Eero Pro and is the fastest out of these four routers overall.

Amazon also added several new features to the Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 such as AES Encryption, RSA, SHA-256, TLS v1.2+ Cloud Connectivity, WPA3 Encryption and Zigbee Smart Home Hub.

Out of this group, we recommend getting the Eero Pro 6 is you want the fastest speeds as well as the most features. Even if you don’t have any Wi-Fi 6 devices, the Eero Pro 6 is backwards compatible with the older Wi-Fi versions. Not to mention that newer devices will likely be Wi-Fi 6 compatible; so, your Eero Pro 6 will be future-proofed.

Eero vs. Eero Pro vs. Eero 6 vs. Eero Pro 6 Comparison Chart

You can find Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the Eero, Eero Pro, Eero 6 and Eero 6 Pro below.

Amazon Eero Mesh Wi-Fi SystemAmazon Eero Pro Mesh Wi-Fi SystemAmazon Eero 6 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 SystemAmazon Eero Pro 6 Mesh Wi-Fi 6 System
Dimensions98.0 mm x 98.0 mm x 60.0 mm121.0 mm x 121.0 mm x 32.0 mm99.4 mm x 97.0 mm x 61.4 mm142.0 mm x 138.0 mm x 48.0 mm
PlacementCountertopCountertopCountertopCountertop
WiFi StandardsWi-Fi 5 (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac)Wi-Fi 5 (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac)Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax)Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax)
Number of Radios2 radios (dual-band)3 radios (tri-band)2 radios (dual-band)3 radios (tri-band)
Antennas2.4 GHz: 2x2

5 GHz: 2x2
2.4 GHz: 2x2

5 GHz Hi: 2x2

5 GHz Lo: 2x2
2.4 GHz: 2x2

5 GHz: 2x2
2.4 GHz: 2x2

5 GHz Hi: 2x2

5 GHz Lo: 2x2
WiFi CoverageEero (1-pack): Up to 1,500 sq. ft.

Eero (3-pack): Up to 5,000 sq. ft.
Eero Pro (1-pack): Up to 2,000 sq. ft.

Eero Pro + 2 Eero Beacons: Up to 5,500 sq. ft.

Eero Pro (3-pack): Up to 6,000 sq. ft.
Eero 6 (1-pack): Up to 1,500 sq. ft.

Eero 6 (3-pack): Up to 5,000 sq. ft.
Eero Pro 6 (1-pack): Up to 2,000 sq. ft.

Eero Pro 6 (3-pack): Up to 6,000 sq. ft.
Speed RatingAC1300 (Up to 1300 Mbps)AC2200 (Up to 2200 Mbps)AX1800 (Up to 1800 Mbps)AX4200 (Up to 4200 Mbps)
Ethernet Ports2 auto-sensing Gigabit ports for WAN/LAN2 auto-sensing Gigabit ports for WAN/LAN2 auto-sensing Gigabit ports for WAN/LAN2 auto-sensing Gigabit ports for WAN/LAN
Processor700 MHz quad-core processor700 MHz quad-core processor1.2 GHz quad-core processor1.6 GHz quad-core processor
RAM512MB512MB512MB1GB
Internal Storage4GB4GB4GB4GB
Security and Network ServicesDHCP

Family Profiles

IPv6

NAT

Port Forwarding

Static IP

UPnP

VPN Passthrough

WPA2 Encryption
DHCP

Family Profiles

IPv6

NAT

Port Forwarding

Static IP

UPnP

VPN Passthrough

WPA2 Encryption
AES Encryption

DHCP

Family Profiles

IPv6

NAT

Port Forwarding

RSA

SHA-256

Static IP

TLS v1.2+ Cloud Connectivity

UPnP

VPN Passthrough

WPA2 Encryption

WPA3 Encryption
AES Encryption

DHCP

Family Profiles

IPv6

NAT

Port Forwarding

RSA

SHA-256

Static IP

TLS v1.2+ Cloud Connectivity

UPnP

VPN Passthrough

WPA2 Encryption

WPA3 Encryption
Smart Home Connectivity FeaturesAlexa Support

Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1
Alexa Support

Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2
Alexa Support

Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0

Zigbee Smart Home Hub
Alexa Support

Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0

Zigbee Smart Home Hub
Parental ControlsDevice/Profile Pause

Easy password sharing for Guest and Home Network
Device/Profile Pause

Easy password sharing for Guest and Home Network
Device/Profile Pause

Easy password sharing for Guest and Home Network
Device/Profile Pause

Easy password sharing for Guest and Home Network
Setup RequirementsISP (with a cable or DSL modem if necessary)

Android or iOS device
ISP (with a cable or DSL modem if necessary)

Android or iOS device
ISP (with a cable or DSL modem if necessary)

Android or iOS device
ISP (with a cable or DSL modem if necessary)

Android or iOS device
Management ToolEero AppEero AppEero AppEero App
Operating Temperature0˚Cto 40˚C0˚Cto 40˚C0˚Cto 40˚C0˚Cto 40˚C
Storage Temperature-25˚C to 60˚C-25˚C to 60˚C-25˚C to 60˚C-25˚C to 60˚C
Operating Humidity0% - 90% non-condensing0% - 90% non-condensing0% - 90% non-condensing0% - 90% non-condensing
Operating AltitudeLess than 3000 metersLess than 3000 metersLess than 3000 metersLess than 3000 meters
Warranty1-year limited warranty1-year limited warranty1-year limited warranty1-year limited warranty
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Dimensions

The size of the Eero and Eero 6 are nearly identical. The Eero Pro are bigger than both the regular edition routers while the Eero Pro 6 is the biggest of the group.

You can take a look at the measurements below:

  • Eero: 98.0 mm x 98.0 mm x 60.0 mm
  • Eero Pro: 121.0 mm x 121.0 mm x 32.0 mm
  • Eero 6: 99.4 mm x 97.0 mm x 61.4 mm
  • Eero Pro 6: 142.0 mm x 138.0 mm x 48.0 mm

Placement

All four of these mesh systems in this versus guide can be placed on a countertop.

WiFi Standards

The older Eero and Eero Pro devices utilize Wi-Fi 5 (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac) while the new Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 utilize Wi-Fi 6 (IEEE802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax).

Number of Radios

The standard Eero and Eero 6 come with two radios (dual-band) while the Pro versions come with three (tri-band).

Antennas

You can take a look at the number of antennas for the four Mesh Wi-Fi Systems below:

Eero and Eero 6:

  • 2.4 GHz: 2×2
  • 5 GHz: 2×2

Eero Pro and Eero Pro 6:

  • 2.4 GHz: 2×2
  • 5 GHz Hi: 2×2
  • 5 GHz Lo: 2×2

WiFi Coverage

The wireless coverage depends on the configurations. In general, the 1-packs of Pro versions can cover 500 more square feet than the regular versions. The 3-packs of the Pros can cover 1,000 more square feet than the regulars.

You can take a look at the different ranges of the home networking devices below:

  • Eero (1-pack): Up to 1,500 sq. ft.
  • Eero (3-pack): Up to 5,000 sq. ft.
  • Eero Pro (1-pack): Up to 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Eero Pro + 2 Eero Beacons: Up to 5,500 sq. ft.
  • Eero Pro (3-pack): Up to 6,000 sq. ft.
  • Eero 6 (1-pack): Up to 1,500 sq. ft.
  • Eero 6 (3-pack): Up to 5,000 sq. ft.
  • Eero Pro 6 (1-pack): Up to 2,000 sq. ft.
  • Eero Pro 6 (3-pack): Up to 6,000 sq. ft.

Speed Rating

The Eero Pro 6 is easily the fastest out of this group, followed by the Eero Pro and then the Eero 6. The regular Eero has the slowest speeds.

You can check out the speed rating for all four routers below:

  • Eero: AC1300 (Up to 1300 Mbps)
  • Eero Pro: AC2200 (Up to 2200 Mbps)
  • Eero 6: AX1800 (Up to 1800 Mbps)
  • Eero Pro 6: AX4200 (Up to 4200 Mbps)

Ethernet Ports

The Eero, Eero Pro, Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6 routers each come with two auto-sensing Gigabit ports that can be used for WAN and/or LAN connectivity.

Processor

Both the Eero and Erro Pro are equipped with a 700 MHz quad-core processor. The Eero 6 is equipped with a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor while the Eero Pro 6 is equipped with a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor.

RAM

The Eero, Eero Pro and Eero 6 use 512 MB of RAM while the Eero Pro 6 uses 1 GB on RAM.

Internal Storage

All four mesh Wi-Fi systems in this comparison have 4 GB of flash storage.

Security and Network Services

With the Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6, Amazon added several security and network services like AES Encryption, RSA, SHA-256, TLS v1.2+ Cloud Connectivity and WPA3 Encryption.

You can find the lists of supported security and network features for all four WiFi routers below:

Eero and Eero Pro:

  • DHCP
  • Family Profiles
  • IPv6
  • NAT
  • Port Forwarding
  • Static IP
  • UPnP
  • VPN Passthrough
  • WPA2 Encryption

Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6:

  • AES Encryption
  • DHCP
  • Family Profiles
  • IPv6
  • NAT
  • Port Forwarding
  • RSA
  • SHA-256
  • Static IP
  • TLS v1.2+ Cloud Connectivity
  • UPnP
  • VPN Passthrough
  • WPA2 Encryption
  • WPA3 Encryption

Smart Home Connectivity Features

Amazon added built-in Zigbee Smart Home Hub for the new Eero 6 and Eero Pro 6. This feature will allow you to connect compatible smart devices to your home network.

You can find the lists of smart home connectivity features for all four products below:

Amazon Eero:

  • Alexa Support
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.1

Amazon Eero Pro:

  • Alexa Support
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2

Amazon Eero 6:

  • Alexa Support
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0
  • Zigbee Smart Home Hub

Amazon Eero Pro 6:

  • Alexa Support
  • Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0
  • Zigbee Smart Home Hub

Parental Controls

The parental controls are identical for the routers as you get the following:

Device/Profile Pause

Easy password sharing for Guest and Home Network

Setup Requirements

To setup these wireless mesh systems you will need an ISP (with a cable or DSL modem if necessary) in addition to a supported Android or iOS device.

Management Tool

You can manage your Eero routers through the Eero app on your Android or iOS device.

Operating Temperature

The operating temperature ranges are the same at 0˚Cto 40˚C.

Storage Temperature

The storage temperature ranges are also identical at -25˚C to 60˚C.

Operating Humidity

Furthermore, the recommended operating humidity range is the same at 0% – 90% non-condensing.

Operating Altitude

Amazon also recommend that you use these WiFi routers in less than 3000m when it comes to altitude.

Warranty

The Amazon Eero Mesh Wi Fi System, Amazon Eero Pro Mesh Wi Fi System, Amazon Eero 6 Mesh Wi Fi 6 System and Amazon Eero Pro 6 Mesh Wi Fi 6 System each come with a 1-year limited warranty.

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Is the TCL 5 S535 a suitable TV for the PS5, Xbox Series X and other consoles?

The TCL 5 S535 is one of several new budget-friendly 2020 television sets. So, how good is this TV for gaming on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X as well as other consoles?

You can find out in this Seeking Tech guide for the 2020 version of the TCL 5 Series.

Quick Summary

We don’t recommend getting the TCL 5 S535 for the PS5, Xbox Series S or Xbox One X due to the lack of HDMI 2.1 ports, which means that you will be missing out on 120 frames per second as well as variable refresh rate.

The TV also has poor HDR brightness levels.

With that said, the new TCL 5 has exceptional input lag reduction when you enabled its game mode. So, it is a pretty good television to play non-HDR games on the older HDMI consoles like the PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

As for legacy consoles, the TCL 5 S535 includes a RF adapter as well as a singular composite cable, which you need to purchase a separate adapter for if you want to plug in systems that uses the yellow, white and red composite plugs.

Does TCL 5 S535 have HDMI 2.1 ports?

The TCL 5 S535 has four HDMI 2.0 ports but zero HDMI 2.1 ports. As a result, this television set is not capable of playing PS5, Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X videogames at 120 frames per second.

The TV also won’t take advantage of variable refresh rate, a new feature that help smooth out inconsistent frame rate and screen tearing.

TCL 5 S535’s HDR Capabilities

In terms of high dynamic range features, the S535 version of the TCL 5 supports a wide color gamut, HDR10 as well as Dolby Vision (both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X will be using Dolby Vision).

The TV is not compatible with HDR10.

As for brightness levels in HDR, the TCL 5 S535 is unfortunately too dim to take advantage of high-dynamic range.

We recommend TVs that have at least 500 nits of brightness in HDR. According to RTINGS, the S535 model can only reach 247 nits at HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness, 337 nits at HDR Peak 100% Window and 335 nits at HDR Sustained 100% Window.

You can take a look the HDR test results for the new TCL 5 below (via RTINGS):

  • HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness: 247 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 2% Window: 214 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 10% Window: 376 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 25% Window: 432 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 50% Window: 358 cd/m²
  • HDR Peak 100% Window: 337 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 2% Window: 213 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 10% Window: 375 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 25% Window: 429 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 50% Window: 356 cd/m²
  • HDR Sustained 100% Window: 335 cd/m²
  • HDR ABL: 0.040

TCL 5 S535’s Input Lag

The TCL 5 S535 has excellent input lag reduction when you used its game mode.

According to RTINGS.com, the lag is just 11.2 ms at 1080p/60Hz, 10.9 at 1440p/60Hz in addition to 10.8 ms at 4K/60Hz and 4K/60hz/HDR.

If you want to use the S535 as a computer monitor, the latency is 10.9 ms at 4K/60Hz/4:4:4. This TV can’t use the FreeSync feature from AMD video cards or the GSYNC feature from the GSYNC video cards.

You can take a look at the input lag tests for the TCL 5 S535 below (via RTINGS):

  • 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 11.2 ms
  • 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 111.1 ms
  • 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 10.9 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled): 10.8 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate + 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled): 10.8 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled): 110.9 ms
  • 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate With Interpolation: 111.0 ms
  • 4K resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate and 4:4:4: 10.9 ms

Is the TCL 5 S535 good for PS5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X?

The TCL 5 S535 is a poor choice from playing PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X videogames due to the lack of HDMI 2.1 ports in addition to the poor HDR brightness levels.

Is the TCL 5 S535 good for Switch, PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X?

The TV does have stellar input lag reduction when you used its game mode, however. So, it is more than capable enough at providing a great experience when playing older HDMI consoles like the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

Like we stated above, the HDR brightness performance is poor so you won’t get a quality picture with HDR-supported games on the PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One S and Xbox One X.

Legacy Consoles Support

If you are looking to connect older consoles that use a composite input, you need to purchase an adapter that covers the yellow, white and red plugs into a singular yellow composite plug.

The TCL 5 S535 does come with a RF input, so you will be able to simply connect retro systems, which include the NES, Super NES and Sega Genesis.

Lexar microSD Cards: 300x vs. 663x vs. 667x vs. 667x Video vs. 1000x vs. 1066x vs. 1800x

Lexar Professional recently released the 1066x microSD Card. So, how does the new series compare to the 300x, 663x, 667x, 667x Video, 1000x and 1800x?

You can find out in this versus guide between these seven cards.

Quick Summary

The Lexar Professional 1800x microSDXC Card has the best general reading and writing speeds of the group. It also has the best video speed class. If you are planning to use your card for shooting video, especially 8K, then the 1800x is the best choice.

The Lexar microSDXC cards with a V30 or V60 classifications are also great for shooting videos of up to 4K in resolution.

If you are planning to use your card to run Android applications, then you should get the Lexar cards that have the A2 classification. These include the 512GB 663x, 128GB 667x, 256GB 667x, 512GB 667x, 64GB 1066x, 128GB 1066x and 256GB 1066x cards.

300x vs. 663x vs. 667x vs. 667x Video vs. 1000x vs. 1066x vs. 1800x Comparison Chart

You can find Seeking Tech’s comparison table between these micro SD cards below.

Lexar Professional 300xLexar Professional 663xLexar Professional 667xLexar Professional 667x VideoLexar Professional 1000xLexar Professional 1066xLexar Professional 1800x
Capacity Options8 GB

16 GB

32 GB

64 GB
32 GB

64 GB

128 GB

256 GB

512 GB
64 GB

128 GB

256 GB
64 GB

128 GB

256 GB
32 GB

64 GB

128 GB

256 GB
32 GB

64 GB

128 GB

256 GB
64 GB

128 GB
Hardware Interface8GB 300x: MicroSDHC

16GB 300x: MicroSDHC

32GB 300x: MicroSDHC

64GB 300x: MicroSDXC
32GB 663x: MicroSDHC

64GB 663x: MicroSDXC

128GB 663x: MicroSDXC

256GB 663x: MicroSDXC

512GB 663x: MicroSDXC
64GB 667x: MicroSDXC

128GB 667x: MicroSDXC

256GB 667x: MicroSDXC
64GB 667x Video: MicroSDXC

128GB 667x Video: MicroSDXC

256GB 667x Video: MicroSDXC
32GB 1000x: MicroSDHC

64GB 1000x: MicroSDXC

128GB 1000x: MicroSDXC

256GB 1000x: MicroSDXC
32GB 1066x: MicroSDHC

64GB 1066x: MicroSDXC

128GB 1066x: MicroSDXC

256GB 1066x: MicroSDXC
64GB 1800x: MicroSDXC

128GB 1800x: MicroSDXC
Speed Classifications8GB 300x: Class 10, U1

16GB 300x: Class 10, U1

32GB 300x: Class 10, U1

64GB 300x: Class 10, U1
32GB 663x: Class 10, U1, V10, A1

64GB 663x: Class 10, U3, V30, A1

128GB 663x: Class 10, U3, V30, A1

256GB 663x: Class 10, U3, V30, A1

512GB 663x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2
64GB 667x: Class 10, U3, V30, A1

128GB 667x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2

256GB 667x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2
64GB 667x Video: Class 10, U3, V30

128GB 667x Video: Class 10, U3, V30

256GB 667x Video: Class 10, U3, V30
32GB 1000x: Class 10, U3, V60

64GB 1000x: Class 10, U3, V60

128GB 1000x: Class 10, U3, V60

256GB 1000x: Class 10, U3, V60
32GB 1066x: Class 10, U1, V10, A1

64GB 1066x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2

128GB 1066x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2

256GB 1066x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2
64GB 1800x: Class 10, U3, V90

128GB 1800x: Class 10, U3, V90
Read Speed8 GB 300x: Up to 45 MB per second

16 GB 300x: Up to 45 MB per second

32 GB 300x: Up to 45 MB per second

64 GB 300x: Up to 45 MB per second
32 GB 663x: Up to 100 MB per second

64 GB 663x: Up to 100 MB per second

128 GB 663x: Up to 100 MB per second

256 GB 663x: Up to 100 MB per second

512 GB 663x: Up to 100 MB per second
64 GB 667x: Up to 100 MB per second

128 GB 667x: Up to 100 MB per second

256 GB 667x: Up to 100 MB per second
64 GB 667x Video: Up to 100 MB per second

128 GB 667x Video: Up to 100 MB per second

256 GB 667x Video: Up to 100 MB per second
32 GB 1000x: Up to 150 MB per second

64 GB 1000x: Up to 150 MB per second

128 GB 1000x: Up to 150 MB per second

256 GB 1000x: Up to 150 MB per second
32 GB 1066x: Up to 160 MB per second

64 GB 1066x: Up to 160 MB per second

128 GB 1066x: Up to 160 MB per second

256 GB 1066x: Up to 160 MB per second
64 GB 1800x: Up to 270 MB per second

128 GB 1800x: Up to 270 MB per second
Write Speed8GB 300x: Up to 10 MB per second

16GB 300x: Up to 10 MB per second

32GB 300x: Up to 10 MB per second

64GB 300x: Up to 10 MB per second
32GB 663x: N/A

64GB 663x: Up to 45 MB per second

128GB 663x: Up to 45 MB per second

256GB 663x: Up to 45 MB per second

512GB 663x: Up to 70 MB per second
64GB 667x: Up to 60 MB per second

128GB 667x: Up to 90 MB per second

256GB 667x: Up to 90 MB per second
64GB 667x Video: Up to 60 MB per second

128GB 667x Video: Up to 90 MB per second

256GB 667x Video: Up to 90 MB per second
32GB 1000x: Up to 75 MB per second

64GB 1000x: Up to 90 MB per second

128GB 1000x: Up to 90 MB per second

256GB 1000x: Up to 90 MB per second
32GB 1066x: N/A

64GB 1066x: Up to 70 MB per second

128GB 1066x: Up to 120 MB per second

256GB 1066x: Up to 120 MB per second
64GB 1800x: Up to 150 MB per second

128GB 1800x: Up to 150 MB per second
Dimensions11 mm x 15 mm x 1 mm or 0.43” x 0.59” x 0.04”11 mm x 15 mm x 1 mm or 0.43” x 0.59” x 0.04”11 mm x 15 mm x 1 mm or 0.43” x 0.59” x 0.04”11 mm x 15 mm x 1 mm or 0.43” x 0.59” x 0.04”11 mm x 15 mm x 1 mm or 0.43” x 0.59” x 0.04”11 mm x 15 mm x 1 mm or 0.43” x 0.59” x 0.04”11 mm x 15 mm x 1 mm or 0.43” x 0.59” x 0.04”
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C or 32°F to 158°F0°C to 70°C or 32°F to 158°F0°C to 70°C or 32°F to 158°F0°C to 70°C or 32°F to 158°F0°C to 70°C or 32°F to 158°F0°C to 70°C or 32°F to 158°F0°C to 70°C or 32°F to 158°F
Storage Temperature-25°C to 85°C or -13°F to 185°F-25°C to 85°C or -13°F to 185°F-25°C to 85°C or -13°F to 185°F-25°C to 85°C or -13°F to 185°F-25°C to 85°C or -13°F to 185°F-25°C to 85°C or -13°F to 185°F-25°C to 85°C or -13°F to 185°F
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Capacity Options

The 300x is the only micro SD card type that offers 8 GB and 16 GB options. On the other end of the spectrum, the 663x is the card to have a 512 GB option.

You can check out the available capacities for each product below:

Lexar Professional 300x:

  • 8 GB
  • 16 GB
  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB

Lexar Professional 663x:

  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB
  • 512 GB

Lexar Professional 667x:

  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB

Lexar Professional 667x Video:

  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB

Lexar Professional 1000x:

  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB

Lexar Professional 1066x:

  • 32 GB
  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB
  • 256 GB

Lexar Professional 1800x:

  • 64 GB
  • 128 GB

Hardware Interface

The smaller capacity cards from Lexar (32GB or less) use the MicroSDHC while the bigger capacities (64GB or more) use MicroSDXC. MicroSDHC cards will work with devices that support MicroSDHC or MicroSDXC while the MicroSDXC cards will only work with devices that support MicroSDXC.

You can check out the formats for each capacity options below:

  • 8GB 300x: MicroSDHC
  • 16GB 300x: MicroSDHC
  • 32GB 300x: MicroSDHC
  • 64GB 300x: MicroSDXC
  • 32GB 663x: MicroSDHC
  • 64GB 663x: MicroSDXC
  • 128GB 663x: MicroSDXC
  • 256GB 663x: MicroSDXC
  • 512GB 663x: MicroSDXC
  • 64GB 667x: MicroSDXC
  • 128GB 667x: MicroSDXC
  • 256GB 667x: MicroSDXC
  • 64GB 667x Video: MicroSDXC
  • 128GB 667x Video: MicroSDXC
  • 256GB 667x Video: MicroSDXC
  • 32GB 1000x: MicroSDHC
  • 64GB 1000x: MicroSDXC
  • 128GB 1000x: MicroSDXC
  • 256GB 1000x: MicroSDXC
  • 32GB 1066x: MicroSDHC
  • 64GB 1066x: MicroSDXC
  • 128GB 1066x: MicroSDXC
  • 256GB 1066x: MicroSDXC
  • 64GB 1800x: MicroSDXC
  • 128GB 1800x: MicroSDXC

Ultra High Speed Bus Interface

The 300x, 663x, 667x, 667x Video and 1066x use UHS-I, which provides bus speeds of up to up to 104 MB per second. The 1000x and 1800x use UHS-II, which provides bus speeds to up to 312 MB per second.

You can find the full breakdown of the bus interface used for each capacity below:

  • 8 GB 300x: UHS-I
  • 16 GB 300x: UHS-I
  • 32 GB 300x: UHS-I
  • 64 GB 300x: UHS-I
  • 32 GB 663x: UHS-I
  • 64 GB 663x: UHS-I
  • 128 GB 663x: UHS-I
  • 256 GB 663x: UHS-I
  • 512 GB 663x: UHS-I
  • 64 GB 667x: UHS-I
  • 128 GB 667x: UHS-I
  • 256 GB 667x: UHS-I
  • 64 GB 667x Video: UHS-I
  • 128 GB 667x Video: UHS-I
  • 256 GB 667x Video: UHS-I
  • 32 GB 1000x: UHS-II
  • 64 GB 1000x: UHS-II
  • 128 GB 1000x: UHS-II
  • 256 GB 1000x: UHS-II
  • 32 GB 1066x: UHS-I
  • 64 GB 1066x: UHS-I
  • 128 GB 1066x: UHS-I
  • 256 GB 1066x: UHS-I
  • 64 GB 1800x: UHS-II
  • 128 GB 1800x: UHS-II

Speed Classifications

There are several speed classifications, which can be quite confusing.

Class

The first is class, which represents the minimum write speed of a micro SD card. All the Lexar cards in this comparison guide are Class 10, meaning that the products have a minimum write speed of at least 10 MB per second.

UHS Speed Class

Next up is the UHS Speed Class, which also shows the minimum write speed of a card.

The 300x series, as well as the 32GB versions of the 663x and 1066x, are classified as U1, meaning that the cards have a write speed of at least 10 MB per second.

The rest of the cards are classified as U3 since these products have a write speed of at least 30 MB per second.

Video Speed Class

Video Speed Class measures the sustained writing ability of a memory card, which is important for continuous video recording.

The 300x series don’t have any classification, so it is not suitable for video recording.

The 32GB versions of the 663x and 1066x are V10 as these microSD cards are capable of 10 MB per second.

The bigger capacities of the 663x and 1066x, as well as the 667x and 667x Videos series, are V30 as these memory cards are capable of writing at least 30 MB per second.

The Lexar 1000x series are classified as V60 with the capability of writing 60 MB per second.

Last but certainly not least is the 1800x with V90, which means that the cards are write at least 90 MB per second.

For video shooting, V90 is the only option if you are shooting 8K videos. V30 and above are recommend for 4K video shooting while V30 and below are suitable for 1080p, 720p and standard resolution video shooting.

Application Performance Class

Some of the cards also have an Application Performance Class, which measures the sustained write speed in addition to random read and write speeds. This specification is used to see how fast and Android apps can be launched in addition to how fast they can perform on micro SD cards.

The 32GB to 256GB versions of the 663x along with the 64 GB version of the 667x and 32 GB version of the 1066x are classified as A1, which means that these cards have a sustained write speed of at least 10 MB in addition to a random read speed of at least 1500 IOPS and a random write speed of at least 500 IOPS.

The 512GB version of the 663x, 128GB to 256GB versions of the 667x as well as the 64GB to 256GB versions of the 1066x are classified as A2. This mean that these memory cards can sustain a writing speed of 10 MB minimum in addition to a random read speed of 4000 IOPS minimum and a random write speed of 2000 IOPS minimum.

So, if you want best speeds for Android apps, make sure you get the A2 Lexar microSDXC cards.

You can take a look at the speed classifications for each capacity below:

  • 8GB 300x: Class 10, U1
  • 16GB 300x: Class 10, U1
  • 32GB 300x: Class 10, U1
  • 64GB 300x: Class 10, U1
  • 32GB 663x: Class 10, U1, V10, A1
  • 64GB 663x: Class 10, U3, V30, A1
  • 128GB 663x: Class 10, U3, V30, A1
  • 256GB 663x: Class 10, U3, V30, A1
  • 512GB 663x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2
  • 64GB 667x: Class 10, U3, V30, A1
  • 128GB 667x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2
  • 256GB 667x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2
  • 64GB 667x Video: Class 10, U3, V30
  • 128GB 667x Video: Class 10, U3, V30
  • 256GB 667x Video: Class 10, U3, V30
  • 32GB 1000x: Class 10, U3, V60
  • 64GB 1000x: Class 10, U3, V60
  • 128GB 1000x: Class 10, U3, V60
  • 256GB 1000x: Class 10, U3, V60
  • 32GB 1066x: Class 10, U1, V10, A1
  • 64GB 1066x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2
  • 128GB 1066x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2
  • 256GB 1066x: Class 10, U3, V30, A2
  • 64GB 1800x: Class 10, U3, V90
  • 128GB 1800x: Class 10, U3, V90

Read Speed

When it comes to general read speed, the 1800x easily comes out on top, followed by the new 1066x and then the 1000x. The 300x is the slowest of the group.

You can check out the maximum read speed for each of the capacities below:

  • 8 GB 300x: Up to 45 MB per second
  • 16 GB 300x: Up to 45 MB per second
  • 32 GB 300x: Up to 45 MB per second
  • 64 GB 300x: Up to 45 MB per second
  • 32 GB 663x: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 64 GB 663x: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 128 GB 663x: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 256 GB 663x: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 512 GB 663x: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 64 GB 667x: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 128 GB 667x: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 256 GB 667x: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 64 GB 667x Video: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 128 GB 667x Video: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 256 GB 667x Video: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 32 GB 1000x: Up to 150 MB per second
  • 64 GB 1000x: Up to 150 MB per second
  • 128 GB 1000x: Up to 150 MB per second
  • 256 GB 1000x: Up to 150 MB per second
  • 32 GB 1066x: Up to 160 MB per second
  • 64 GB 1066x: Up to 160 MB per second
  • 128 GB 1066x: Up to 160 MB per second
  • 256 GB 1066x: Up to 160 MB per second
  • 64 GB 1800x: Up to 270 MB per second
  • 128 GB 1800x: Up to 270 MB per second

Write Speed

The 1800x is also the fastest when it comes to maximum write speed while the 300x is easily the slowest.

The writing speed for the other cards depends on the capacity.

You can the max write speed specs below:

  • 8GB 300x: Up to 10 MB per second
  • 16GB 300x: Up to 10 MB per second
  • 32GB 300x: Up to 10 MB per second
  • 64GB 300x: Up to 10 MB per second
  • 32GB 663x: N/A
  • 64GB 663x: Up to 45 MB per second
  • 128GB 663x: Up to 45 MB per second
  • 256GB 663x: Up to 45 MB per second
  • 512GB 663x: Up to 70 MB per second
  • 64GB 667x: Up to 60 MB per second
  • 128GB 667x: Up to 90 MB per second
  • 256GB 667x: Up to 90 MB per second
  • 64GB 667x Video: Up to 60 MB per second
  • 128GB 667x Video: Up to 90 MB per second
  • 256GB 667x Video: Up to 90 MB per second
  • 32GB 1000x: Up to 75 MB per second
  • 64GB 1000x: Up to 90 MB per second
  • 128GB 1000x: Up to 90 MB per second
  • 256GB 1000x: Up to 90 MB per second
  • 32GB 1066x: N/A
  • 64GB 1066x: Up to 70 MB per second
  • 128GB 1066x: Up to 120 MB per second
  • 256GB 1066x: Up to 120 MB per second
  • 64GB 1800x: Up to 150 MB per second
  • 128GB 1800x: Up to 150 MB per second

Dimensions

All of the microSD cards in this comparison guide have measurements of 11 mm x 15 mm x 1 mm or 0.43” x 0.59” x 0.04”.

Operating Temperature

The recommended operating temperature ranges are the same at 0°C to 70°C or 32°F to 158°F.

Storage Temperature

The recommended storage temperatures are also identical at -25°C to 85°C or -13°F to 185°F.

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What’s the difference between Echogear EGLF1, EGLF2 and EGLF3?

Echogear has three similar full motion articulating television wall mounts with the EGLF1, EGLF2 and EGLF3. So, which of these will be the best fit for your needs?

You can find out in this comparison guide.

Quick Summary

The Echogear EGLF1, EGLF2 and EGLF3 Full Motion TV Wall Mounts are pretty similar in most cases.

With that said, the EGLF1 supports the heaviest television weight out of this group while a TV with the EGLF2 mount can be extended the longest.

The EGLF3 is the only product out of this group to come with concrete anchors in addition to having the most swivel flexibility.

EGLF1 vs. EGLF2 vs. EGLF3 Comparison Chart

You can find Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the EGLF1, EGLF2 and EGLF3 below.

Echogear EGLF1 Full Motion TV Wall MountEchogear EGLF2 Full Motion TV Wall MountEchogear EGLF3 Full Motion TV Wall Mount
What’s in the Box(1) EGLF1 Wall Plate/Arm

(2) TV Brackets

(4) Extension Brackets

(2) End Cap

(4) M4 x 12mm TV Screws

(4) M4 x 35mm TV Screws

(4) M6 x 12mm TV Screws

(4) M6 x 35mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 16mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 25mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 35mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 50mm TV Screws

(4) M4

(4) M8 Washers

(8) M4/M6/M8 2.5mm Spacers

(4) M4/M6/M8 22mm Spacers

(4) 5/16 x 2¾ in. Lag Screws

(4) 5/16 in. Lag Screw Washers

(4) M6 x 12mm Extension Screws

(8) M5 x 12mm End Cap & Bracket Clip Screws

(2) Bracket Clips

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(1) EGLF2 Wall Plate/Arm

(1) Drill Hole Template

(2) TV Brackets

(4) M6 x 12mm TV Screws

(4) M6 x 20mm TV Screws

(4) M6 x 35mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 16mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 25mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 35mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 50mm TV Screws

(4) M6/M8 Washers

(8) 2.5mm Spacers

(4) 22mm Spacers

(4) 5/16 x 2¾ in. Lag Screws

(4) 5/16 in. Lag Screw Washers

(2) End Caps

(4) M4 x 10mm End Cap Screws
(1) EGLF3 Wall Plate/Arm

(1) Wall Plate Template

(2) TV Brackets

(4) M6 x 12mm TV Screws

(4) M6 x 35mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 16mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 25mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 35mm TV Screws

(4) M8 x 50mm TV Screws

(4) M6/M8 Washers

(8) M6/M8 2.5mm Spacers

(4) M6/M8 5mm Spacers

(4) M6/M8 22mm Spacers

(4) 5/16 x 2¾ in. Lag Bolts

(4) 5/16 in. Lag Bolt Washers

(4) Fischer UX10 x 60R Concrete Anchors

(4) End Caps

(4) Extension Brackets

(4) 1/4-20 x 3/4 in. TV Interface Screws

(2) Cable Management Clips
Supported Television WeightUp to 132 poundsUp to 125 poundsUp to 110 pounds
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600 mm x 300 mm

600 mm x 400 mm
Wall TypesWood Studs (16" or 24" apart)Concrete (anchors not included)

Wood Studs (16" or 24" apart)
Concrete (anchors included)

Wood Studs (16" or 17" apart)
Extension16”22”19”
SwivelUp to 130 degreesUp to 130 degreesUp to 140 degrees
TiltUp to 15 degreesUp to 15 degreesUp to 15 degrees
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What’s in the Box

The Echogear EGLF1 do not come with a drilling template like the other two mounts. The Echogear EGLF3 is the only product of this group to include concrete anchors.

You can take a look at the full lists of what’s included in each box below:

Echogear EGLF1 Full Motion TV Wall Mount:

  • (1) EGLF1 Wall Plate/Arm
  • (2) TV Brackets
  • (4) Extension Brackets
  • (2) End Cap
  • (4) M4 x 12mm TV Screws
  • (4) M4 x 35mm TV Screws
  • (4) M6 x 12mm TV Screws
  • (4) M6 x 35mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 16mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 25mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 35mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 50mm TV Screws
  • (4) M4
  • (4) M8 Washers
  • (8) M4/M6/M8 2.5mm Spacers
  • (4) M4/M6/M8 22mm Spacers
  • (4) 5/16 x 2¾ in. Lag Screws
  • (4) 5/16 in. Lag Screw Washers
  • (4) M6 x 12mm Extension Screws
  • (8) M5 x 12mm End Cap & Bracket Clip Screws
  • (2) Bracket Clips
  • (1) HDMI cable

Echogear EGLF2 Full Motion TV Wall Mount:

  • (1) EGLF2 Wall Plate/Arm
  • (1) Drill Hole Template
  • (2) TV Brackets
  • (4) M6 x 12mm TV Screws
  • (4) M6 x 20mm TV Screws
  • (4) M6 x 35mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 16mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 25mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 35mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 50mm TV Screws
  • (4) M6/M8 Washers
  • (8) 2.5mm Spacers
  • (4) 22mm Spacers
  • (4) 5/16 x 2¾ in. Lag Screws
  • (4) 5/16 in. Lag Screw Washers
  • (2) End Caps
  • (4) M4 x 10mm End Cap Screws

Echogear EGLF3 Full Motion TV Wall Mount:

  • (1) EGLF3 Wall Plate/Arm
  • (1) Wall Plate Template
  • (2) TV Brackets
  • (4) M6 x 12mm TV Screws
  • (4) M6 x 35mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 16mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 25mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 35mm TV Screws
  • (4) M8 x 50mm TV Screws
  • (4) M6/M8 Washers
  • (8) M6/M8 2.5mm Spacers
  • (4) M6/M8 5mm Spacers
  • (4) M6/M8 22mm Spacers
  • (4) 5/16 x 2¾ in. Lag Bolts
  • (4) 5/16 in. Lag Bolt Washers
  • (4) Fischer UX10 x 60R Concrete Anchors
  • (4) End Caps
  • (4) Extension Brackets
  • (4) 1/4-20 x 3/4 in. TV Interface Screws
  • (2) Cable Management Clips

Supported Television Weight

The EGLF1 is capable of holding the heaviest television set, while the EGLF2 is the second most capable. The EGLF3 can hold the least amount of weight.

You can take a look at the weight capacity limits for each mount in this versus guide below:

  • EGLF1: Up to 132 pounds
  • EGLF2: Up to 125 pounds
  • EGLF3: Up to 110 pounds

VESA

VESA is the measurement of the four mounting holes of your television set. It is measures in horizontal distance x vertical distance. The VESA of your television set needs to match the mount for the TV to be compatible.

You can check out the lists of support VESA spaces below:

Echogear EGLF1:

  • 200 mm x 100 mm
  • 200 mm x 200 mm
  • 300 mm x 200 mm
  • 300 mm x 300 mm
  • 400 mm x 200 mm
  • 400 mm x 300 mm
  • 400 mm x 400 mm
  • 500 mm x 300 mm
  • 600 mm x 200 mm
  • 600 mm x 400 mm

Echogear EGLF2:

  • 200 mm x 100 mm
  • 200 mm x 200 mm
  • 300 mm x 200 mm
  • 300 mm x 300 mm
  • 400 mm x 200 mm
  • 400 mm x 300 mm
  • 400 mm x 400 mm
  • 500 mm x 400 mm
  • 600 mm x 400 mm

Echogear EGLF3:

  • 200 mm x 100 mm
  • 200 mm x 200 mm
  • 200 mm x 300 mm
  • 200 mm x 400 mm
  • 300 mm x 200 mm
  • 300 mm x 300 mm
  • 400 mm x 200 mm
  • 400 mm x 300 mm
  • 400 mm x 400 mm
  • 600 mm x 200 mm
  • 600 mm x 300 mm
  • 600 mm x 400 mm

Wall Types

The Echogear EGLF1 Full Motion TV Wall Mount can be installed on wood studs that are 16 inches or 24 inches apart.

The Echogear EGLF2 Full Motion TV Wall Mount can be installed on concrete (although the anchors are not included) or wood studs that have spacing of 16 inches or 24 inches.

The Echogear EGLF3 Full Motion TV Wall Mount can be installed on concrete (anchors are included) or wood studs that are 16” or 17” apart.

Extension

The Echogear EGLF2 offers the best extension out of this group, followed by the Echogear EGLF3 and then the Echogear EGLF1.

You can find the extension specifications below:

  • EGLF1: 16”
  • EGLF2: 22”
  • EGLF3: 19”

Swivel

The EGLF3 has the most swivel when it comes to rotating your television set horizontally. The EGLF1 and EGLF2 have identical swivel angles, which are a little bit less than the EGLF3.

You can check out the swivel specs below:

  • EGLF1: Up to 130 degrees
  • EGLF2: Up to 130 degrees
  • EGLF3: Up to 140 degrees

Tilt

The three articulating wall mounts can be tilted at up to 15 degrees.

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PNY microSDXC: Elite vs. Elite Performance vs. PRO Elite vs. Elite-X

PNY has several very similar microSDXC cards with the Elite, Elite Performance, PRO Elite and Elite-X. So, which of these flash memory cards best fit your needs?

You can find out in this comparison guide.

Quick Summary

When it comes to general read speed, the PNY Elite microSDXC Cards, PNY PRO Elite microSDXC Cards and PNY Elite-X microSDXC Cards have the same performance. The PNY Elite Performance microSDXC Cards read slightly slower than the others.

The PNY PRO Elite is the fastest out of this group when it comes to launching applications and app performance. The PNY Elite-X comes in second at running software on smartphones and tablets.

For video recordings, only the PRO Elite and Elite-X can sustain a capture rate of at least 30 MB per second.

Overall, the PNY PRO Elite microSDXC is the best out of this group, especially if you are planning to use the flash memory card to store and run apps.

If you are planning to use a card just for storing and transferring files (and not running programs or recording videos), then the PNY Elite microSDXC is the most affordable option.

Elite vs. Elite Performance vs. PRO Elite vs. Elite-X Comparison Chart

You can take a look at Seeking Tech’s comparison table for these PNY Elite microSD cards below.

PNY Elite microSDXC CardsPNY Elite Performance microSDXC CardsPNY PRO Elite microSDXC CardsPNY Elite-X microSDXC Cards
Capacity Options64 GB: P-SDUX64U185GW-GE

128 GB: P-SDUX128U185GW-GE

256 GB: P-SDUX256U1GW-GE
64 GB: P-SDX64U395-GE

128 GB: P-SDX128U395-GE

256 GB: P-SDX256U395-GE

512 GB: P-SDX512U3H–GE
64 GB: P-SDUX64U395PROE-GE

128 GB: P-SDUX128U395PRO-GE

256 GB: P-SDU256V32100PRO-GE

512 GB: P-SDUX512U3100PRO-GE

1 TB: P-SDU1TBV32100PRO-GE
64 GB: P-SDU64GU3100EX-GE

128 GB: P-SDU128U3WX-GE

256 GB: P-SDU256U3100EX-GE
InterfaceUHS-IUHS-IUHS-IUHS-I
Speed ClassClass 10, U1Class 10, U3Class 10, U3Class 10, U3
Read PerformanceUp to 100 MB per secondUp to 95 MB per secondUp to 100 MB per secondUp to 100 MB per second
App PerformanceN/AN/AA1A2
Video SpeedN/AN/AV30 (256GB, 512GB and 1TB)V30 (64GB, 128GB and 256GB)
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Capacity Options

All of the products can be bought in increments of 64 GB, 128 GB or 256 GB. The PNY Elite Performance and PNY PRO Elite also offer a 512 GB option while the PRO Elite is the only product that has a 1 TB option.

You can take a look at the capacities, as well as model numbers, for the microSDXC cards below:

PNY Elite:

  • 64 GB: P-SDUX64U185GW-GE
  • 128 GB: P-SDUX128U185GW-GE
  • 256 GB: P-SDUX256U1GW-GE

PNY Elite Performance:

  • 64 GB: P-SDX64U395-GE
  • 128 GB: P-SDX128U395-GE
  • 256 GB: P-SDX256U395-GE
  • 512 GB: P-SDX512U3H-GE

PNY PRO Elite:

  • 64 GB: P-SDUX64U395PROE-GE
  • 128 GB: P-SDUX128U395PRO-GE
  • 256 GB: P-SDU256V32100PRO-GE
  • 512 GB: P-SDUX512U3100PRO-GE
  • 1 TB: P-SDU1TBV32100PRO-GE

PNY Elite-X:

  • 64 GB: P-SDU64GU3100EX-GE
  • 128 GB: P-SDU128U3WX-GE
  • 256 GB: P-SDU256U3100EX-GE

Interface

The PNY Elite microSDXC Cards, PNY Elite Performanc microSDXC Cards, PNY PRO Elite microSDXC Cards and PNY Elite-X microSDXC Cards use the same UHS-I interface.

Speed Class

The PNY Elite has a speed class classification of Class 10, U1 while all the other flash memory cards in this versus guide have a classification of Class 10, U3.

You can find the complete breakdown below:

  • 64 GB Elite: Class 10, U1
  • 128 GB Elite: Class 10, U1
  • 256 GB Elite: Class 10, U1
  • 64 GB Elite Performance: Class 10, U3
  • 128 GB Elite Performance: Class 10, U3
  • 256 GB Elite Performance: Class 10, U3
  • 512 GB Elite Performance: Class 10, U3
  • 64 GB PRO Elite: Class 10, U3
  • 128 GB PRO Elite: Class 10, U3
  • 256 GB PRO Elite: Class 10, U3
  • 512 GB PRO Elite: Class 10, U3
  • 1 TB PRO Elite: Class 10, U3
  • 64 GB Elite-X: Class 10, U3
  • 128 GB Elite-X: Class 10, U3
  • 256 GB Elite-X: Class 10, U3

Read Performance

In terms of general read speed, the PNY Elite Performance is slightly slower than the other cards, which have the same top speed.

You can find the reading speed specifications below:

  • 64 GB PNY Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 128 GB PNY Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 256 GB PNY Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 64 GB PNY Elite Performance: Up to 95 MB per second
  • 128 GB PNY Elite Performance: Up to 95 MB per second
  • 256 GB PNY Elite Performance: Up to 95 MB per second
  • 512 GB PNY Elite Performance: Up to 95 MB per second
  • 64 GB PNY PRO Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 128 GB PNY PRO Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 256 GB PNY PRO Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 512 GB PNY PRO Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 1 TB PNY PRO Elite: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 64 GB PNY Elite-X: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 128 GB PNY Elite-X: Up to 100 MB per second
  • 256 GB PNY Elite-X: Up to 100 MB per second

App Performance

The 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB Elite-X memory cards feature A1 App Performance, which provides faster launch time and performance when it comes to smartphone and tablet applications.

The 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB versions of the PRO Elite feature A2 App Performance, providing even faster app launch and performance when compared to the A1.

Video Speed

The 256 GB, 512 GB and 1 TB versions of the PRO Elite in addition to the 64 GB, 128 GB and 256 GB versions of the Elite-X feature V30, which means that these flash memory cards are able to sustained a rate of 30 MB per second when you are recording a video.

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What’s the difference between the TP-Link AX20 and AX21?

TP-Link recently released AX21 AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router. So, does this new model compare to the AX20?

You can find out in this versus guide between the two wireless routers.

Quick Summary

When compared to the TP-Link Archer AX20, the newer TP-Link Archer AX21 comes with improved ventilation, which should lead to better performance under heavy load.

The AX21 also comes with additional encryption options and certifications.

Otherwise, the two AX20 AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Routers have identical speeds and features.

AX20 vs. AX21 Comparison Chart

You can find Seeking Tech’s comparison table between the AX20 and AX21 below.

TP-Link Archer AX20 AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 RouterTP-Link Archer AX21 AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router
What's in the BoxArcher AX20 Wi-Fi Router

Power Adapter

RJ45 Ethernet Cable

Quick Install Guide
Archer AX21 Wi-Fi Router

Power Adapter

RJ45 Ethernet Cable

Quick Install Guide
Dimensions10.2" × 5.3" × 1.5" (260.2 mm × 135.0 mm × 38.6 mm)10.2" × 5.3" × 1.5" (260.2 mm × 135.0 mm × 38.6 mm)
Vent DesignNormalImproved
Wi-Fi Standards2.4 GHz: IEEE 802.11ax/n/b/g

5 GHz: IEEE 802.11ax/ac/n/a
2.4 GHz: IEEE 802.11ax/n/b/g

5 GHz: IEEE 802.11ax/ac/n/a
Wi-Fi SpeedsUp to 1.8 Gbps total

Up to 574 Mbps at 2.4 GHz (802.11ax)

Up to 1201 Mbps at 5 GHz (802.11ax)

Up to 1.8 Gbps total

Up to 574 Mbps at 2.4 GHz (802.11ax)

Up to 1201 Mbps at 5 GHz (802.11ax)
Wi-Fi Range FeaturesBeamforming

High-Power FEM

4x Fixed High Performance Antennas
Beamforming

High-Power FEM

4x Fixed High Performance Antennas
Wi-Fi Capacity Features4 Simultaneous Streams

Airtime Fairness

Dual-Band

OFDMA
4 Simultaneous Streams

Airtime Fairness

Dual-Band

OFDMA
OFDMA
Working ModesAccess Point Mode

Router Mode
Access Point Mode

Router Mode
Ethernet Ports1x Gigabit WAN Port

4x Gigabit LAN Ports
1x Gigabit WAN Port

4x Gigabit LAN Ports
USB Support1x USB 2.0 port1x USB 2.0 port
Supported Partition Formats Over USBexFAT

FAT32

HFS+

NTFS
exFAT

FAT32

HFS+

NTFS
Supported USB FunctionsApple Time Machine

FTP Server

Media Server
Apple Time Machine

FTP Server

Media Server
ButtonsLED On/Off Button

Power On/Off Button

Reset Button

Wi-Fi/WPS Button
LED On/Off Button

Power On/Off Button

Reset Button

Wi-Fi/WPS Button
Power12 V ⎓ 1.5 A12 V ⎓ 1.5 A
Wi-Fi EncryptionWPA

WPA2

WPA3
WPA

WPA2

WPA3

WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)
Network SecuritySPI Firewall

Access Control

IP & MAC Binding

Application Layer Gateway
SPI Firewall

Access Control

IP & MAC Binding

Application Layer Gateway
Guest Network2.4 GHz guest network

5 GHz guest network
2.4 GHz guest network

5 GHz guest network
VPN ServerOpenVPN

PPTP
OpenVPN

PPTP
ProtocolsIPv4

IPv6
IPv4

IPv6
Parental ControlsTime Controls

URL Filtering
Time Controls

URL Filtering
WAN TypesDynamic IP

L2TP

PPPoE

PPTP

Static IP
Dynamic IP

L2TP

PPPoE

PPTP

Static IP
Quality of ServiceBy DeviceBy Device
Cloud Service FeaturesAuto Firmware Upgrade

DDNS

OTA Firmware Upgrade

TP-Link ID
Auto Firmware Upgrade

DDNS

OTA Firmware Upgrade

TP-Link ID
NAT Forwarding FeaturesDMZ

Port Forwarding

Port Triggering

UPnP
DMZ

Port Forwarding

Port Triggering

UPnP
IPTV FeaturesBridge

IGMP Proxy

IGMP Snooping

Tag VLAN
Bridge

IGMP Proxy

IGMP Snooping

Tag VLAN
DHCP FeaturesAddress Reservation

DHCP Client List

Server
Address Reservation

DHCP Client List

Server
DDNS FeaturesDynDNS

NO-IP

TP-Link
DynDNS

NO-IP

TP-Link
ManagementTether App

Webpage
Tether App

Webpage
System RequirementsChrome 20.0+, Firefox 12.0+, Internet Explorer 11+, Safari 4.0+ or other JavaScript-enabled browsers

Subscription with an internet service provider

Cable or DSL Modem (if necessary)
Chrome 20.0+, Firefox 12.0+, Internet Explorer 11+, Safari 4.0+ or other JavaScript-enabled browsers

Subscription with an internet service provider

Cable or DSL Modem (if necessary)
Operating Temperature0℃ to 40℃ (or 32℉ to 104℉)0℃ to 40℃ (or 32℉ to 104℉)
Storage Temperature-40℃ to 70℃ (or -40℉ to 158℉)-40℃ to 70℃ (or -40℉ to 158℉)
Operating Humidity10% to 90% non-condensing10% to 90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity5% to 90% non-condensing5% to 90% non-condensing
CertificationsFCCCE

FCC

RoHS
WiFi Transmission Power TestsFCC: <30dBm (2.4 GHz & 5.15 GHz~5.825 GHz)CE: <20dBm (2.4 GHz)

CE: <23dBm (5.15 GHz~5.25 GHz)

FCC: <30dBm (2.4 GHz & 5.15 GHz~5.825 GHz)
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What’s in the Box

In addition to the main router units, both products come with a power adapter, Ethernet cable and quick installation guide.

You can take a look at the full breakdown of what’s included in each box below:

TP-Link Archer AX20:

  • Archer AX20 Wi-Fi Router
  • Power Adapter
  • RJ45 Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Install Guide

TP-Link Archer AX21:

  • Archer AX21 Wi-Fi Router
  • Power Adapter
  • RJ45 Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Install Guide

Dimensions

The AX20 and AX21 are the same size with measurements of 10.2″ × 5.3″ × 1.5″ (or 260.2 mm × 135.0 mm × 38.6 mm).

Vent Design

TP-Link improved the vent design for the Archer AX21 AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router, which will provide better ventilation and will lead to better performance.

Wi-Fi Standards

Both routers have the same wi-Fi standards, which you can find below:

  • 2.4 GHz: IEEE 802.11ax/n/b/g
  • 5 GHz: IEEE 802.11ax/ac/n/a

Wi-Fi Speeds

The TP-Link Archer AX20 AX1800 Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router and TP-Link Archer AX21 AX1800 Dual-Band WiFi 6 Router are both capable of up to 1.8 Gbps in total, 574 Mbps at 2.4 GHz 802.11ax and 1201 Mbps at 5 GHz 802.11ax.

Wi-Fi Range Features

Both routers in this comparison guide features four fixed high-performance antennas, beamforming in addition to high-powered FEM.

Wi-Fi Capacity Features

The AX20 and AX21 is capable of four simultaneous streams in addition to supporting airtime fairness, dual-band and OFDMA.

Working Modes

Both Wi Fi 6 routers have an Access Point Mode as well as a Router Mode.

Ethernet Ports

Each of the device are equipped with one Gigabit WAN Port along with four Gigabit LAN Ports.

USB Port

The Archer AX20 AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router and Archer AX21 AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Router also include one USB 2.0 port.

Supported Partition Formats Over USB

The AX20 and AX21 supported the following partition formats over USB: exFAT, FAT32, HFS+ and NTFS.

Supported USB Functions

Both devices also support the following USB functions: Apple Time Machine, FTP server and media server.

Buttons

The two AX1800 Dual-Band Wi-Fi 6 Routers include the following buttons: LED Button, Power Button, Reset Button and Wi-Fi/WPS Button.

Power

Both products in this versus guide have the same power usage rating of 12 V ⎓ 1.5 A.

Wi-Fi Encryption

The AX21 has more Wi-Fi encryption options when compared to the AX20.

You can check out the security options for both below:

TP-Link Archer AX20 AX1800:

  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WPA3

TP-Link Archer AX21 AX1800:

  • WPA
  • WPA2
  • WPA3
  • WPA/WPA2-Enterprise (802.1x)

Network Security

The two wireless routers offer the following network security features: access control, application layer gateway, IP and MAC binding in addition to SPI Firewall.

Guest Network

Both the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands support the guest network feature.

VPN Server

You can use either OpenVPN or PPTP VPN for both products.

Protocols

The TP-Link Archer routers support the IPv4 and IPv6 protocols.

Parental Controls

The AX20 and AX21 both offer time controls and URL filtering.

WAN Types

In terms of WAN, the two WiFi 6 routers support Dynamic IP, L2TP, PPPoE, PPTP and Static IP.

Quality of Service

The TP-Link devices offer quality of service by device.

Cloud Service Features

The cloud service features are identical as you will get automatic firmware upgrade, DDNS, OTA firmware upgrade and TP-Link ID.

NAT Forwarding Features

The NAT forwarding feature are also the same as you will get DMZ, port forwarding, port triggering and UPnP.

IPTV Features

The TP-Link Archer AX20 and TP-Link Archer AX21 support the following IPTV features: bridge, IGMP proxy, IGMP snooping and Tag VLAN.

DHCP Features

The DHCP features are also the same with address reservation, DHCP client list and server.

DDNS Features

The DDNS features are identical with DynDNS, NO-IP and TP-Link.

Management

For management, you can either use the Tether App or via the webpage.

System Requirements

Both routers have the same operating system requirements as you will need Chrome 20.0+, Firefox 12.0+, Internet Explorer 11+, Safari 4.0+ or other JavaScript enabled browsers.

You will also need an ISP subscription and, if necessary, Cable/DSL modem.

Operating Temperature

The operating temperature for both Wi-Fi 6 routers are identical with a range of 0℃ to 40℃ (or 32℉ to 104℉).

Storage Temperature

The storage temperatures are also the same with a range of -40℃ to 70℃ (or -40℉ to 158℉).

Operating Humidity

Furthermore, the recommended operating humidity ranges are identical at 10% to 90% non-condensing.

Storage Humidity

The operating humidity ranges are also the same at 5% to 90% non-condensing.

Certifications

The AX21 got some additional certifications when compared to the AX20.

You can find the certs below:

Archer AX20:

  • FCC

Archer AX21:

  • CE
  • FCC
  • RoHS

WiFi Transmission Power Tests

You can also take a look at the Wi-Fi transmission power tests below:

  • FCC: <30dBm (2.4 GHz & 5.15 GHz~5.825 GHz)

CE:

  • <20dBm (2.4 GHz)
  • <23dBm (5.15 GHz~5.25 GHz)
  • FCC: <30dBm (2.4 GHz & 5.15 GHz~5.825 GHz)

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What’s the difference between SanDisk SSD Plus and Ultra 3D SSD?

SanDisk currently has two similar SATA III solid state drives with the SSD Plus and Ultra 3D SSD. So, which of these two will best fit your needs?

You can find out in this comparison guide between the two internal drives.

Quick Summary

When you compared the similar capacities, the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD is slightly faster than the SanDisk SSD Plus at maximum sequential read speeds.

The Ultra 3D SSD is also quite a bit faster than SSD Plus when it comes to maximum sequential write speeds.

Not to mention that you will also get a longer warranty period with SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD at 5 years when compared to the SanDisk SSD Plus, which has a warranty period of 3 years.

Overall, we recommend getting the Ultra 3D SSD over the SSD Plus due to the better performances and longer warranty.

Comparison Charts

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison tables for the SATA III storage drives below.

240GB SanDisk SSD Plus vs. 250GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD

240GB SanDisk SSD Plus250GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD
Dimensions2.75 in. x 3.96 in. x 0.28 in. (or 69.95 mm x 100.50 mm x 7.00 mm)2.75 in. x 3.96 in. x 0.28 in. (or 69.95 mm x 100.50 mm x 7.00 mm)
InterfaceSATA III (6 Gbit/s)SATA III (6 Gbit/s)
Maximum Sequential Read SpeedUp to 530 MB per secondUp to 550 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write SpeedUp to 440 MB per secondUp to 525 MB per second
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
Shock ResistanceUp to 1,500 G at 0.5m per secondUp to 1,500 G at 0.5m per second
Operating Vibration5 gRMS, 10 Hz to 2000 Hz5 gRMS, 10 Hz to 2000 Hz
Non-Operating Vibration4.9 gRMS, 7 Hz to 800 Hz4.9 gRMS, 7 Hz to 800 Hz
Warranty3-year limited warranty5-year limited warranty
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480GB SanDisk SSD Plus vs. 500GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD

480GB SanDisk SSD Plus500GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD
Dimensions2.75 in. x 3.96 in. x 0.28 in. (or 69.95 mm x 100.50 mm x 7.00 mm)2.75 in. x 3.96 in. x 0.28 in. (or 69.95 mm x 100.50 mm x 7.00 mm)
InterfaceSATA III (6 Gbit/s)SATA III (6 Gbit/s)
Maximum Sequential Read SpeedUp to 535 MB per secondUp to 560 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write SpeedUp to 445 MB per secondUp to 530 MB per second
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
Shock ResistanceUp to 1,500 G at 0.5m per secondUp to 1,500 G at 0.5m per second
Operating Vibration5 gRMS, 10 Hz to 2000 Hz5 gRMS, 10 Hz to 2000 Hz
Non-Operating Vibration4.9 gRMS, 7 Hz to 800 Hz4.9 gRMS, 7 Hz to 800 Hz
Warranty3-year limited warranty5-year limited warranty
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960GB SanDisk SSD Plus vs. 1TB SanDisk SSD Plus vs. 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD

960GB SanDisk SSD Plus1TB SanDisk SSD Plus1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD
Dimensions2.75 in. x 3.96 in. x 0.28 in. (or 69.95 mm x 100.50 mm x 7.00 mm)2.75 in. x 3.96 in. x 0.28 in. (or 69.95 mm x 100.50 mm x 7.00 mm)2.75 in. x 3.96 in. x 0.28 in. (or 69.95 mm x 100.50 mm x 7.00 mm)
InterfaceSATA III (6 Gbit/s)SATA III (6 Gbit/s)SATA III (6 Gbit/s)
Maximum Sequential Read SpeedUp to 535 MB per secondUp to 535 MB per secondUp to 560 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write SpeedUp to 450 MB per secondUp to 450 MB per secondUp to 530 MB per second
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
Shock ResistanceUp to 1,500 G at 0.5m per secondUp to 1,500 G at 0.5m per secondUp to 1,500 G at 0.5m per second
Operating Vibration5 gRMS, 10 Hz to 2000 Hz5 gRMS, 10 Hz to 2000 Hz5 gRMS, 10 Hz to 2000 Hz
Non-Operating Vibration4.9 gRMS, 7 Hz to 800 Hz4.9 gRMS, 7 Hz to 800 Hz4.9 gRMS, 7 Hz to 800 Hz
Warranty3-year limited warranty3-year limited warranty5-year limited warranty
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2TB SanDisk SSD Plus vs. 2TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD

2TB SanDisk SSD Plus2TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD
Dimensions2.75 in. x 3.96 in. x 0.28 in. (or 69.95 mm x 100.50 mm x 7.00 mm)2.75 in. x 3.96 in. x 0.28 in. (or 69.95 mm x 100.50 mm x 7.00 mm)
InterfaceSATA III (6 Gbit/s)SATA III (6 Gbit/s)
Maximum Sequential Read SpeedUp to 545 MB per secondUp to 560 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write SpeedUp to 450 MB per secondUp to 530 MB per second
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
Shock ResistanceUp to 1,500 G at 0.5m per secondUp to 1,500 G at 0.5m per second
Operating Vibration5 gRMS, 10 Hz to 2000 Hz5 gRMS, 10 Hz to 2000 Hz
Non-Operating Vibration4.9 gRMS, 7 Hz to 800 Hz4.9 gRMS, 7 Hz to 800 Hz
Warranty3-year limited warranty5-year limited warranty
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Capacity Options

The SanDisk SSD Plus is available in six different capacity options while the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD comes in five storage sizes.

You can find the available capacities, as well as the model numbers for each, below:

SanDisk SSD Plus:

  • 120 GB: SDSSDA-120G-G25
  • 240 GB: SDSSDA-240G-G26
  • 480 GB: SDSSDA-480G-G26
  • 960 GB: SDSSDA-960G-G26
  • 1 TB: SDSSDA-1T00-G26
  • 2 TB: SDSSDA-2T00-G26

SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD:

  • 250 GB: SDSSDH3-250G-G25
  • 500 GB: SDSSDH3-500G-G25
  • 1 TB: SDSSDH3-1T00-G25
  • 2 TB: SDSSDH3-2T00-G25
  • 4 TB: SDSSDH3-4T00-G25

Dimensions

The SSD Plus and Ultra 3D SSD have the same dimension with measurements of 2.75 in. x 3.96 in. x 0.28 in. (or 69.95 mm x 100.50 mm x 7.00 mm).

Interface

Both internal solid state drives in this versus guide use the SATA III (6 Gbit/s) interface.

Maximum Sequential Read Speed

The sequential read speed varies slightly for both SSDs depending on the capacity.

In general, the SanDisk Ultra 3D can reach a higher potential top reading speeds than the SanDisk SSD Plus when you compare the similar storage sizes. With that said, the differences are pretty small.

When it comes to maximum sequential read speeds, the 250GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD is 3.77% faster than the 240GB SanDisk SSD Plus, the 500GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD is 4.67% faster than the 480GB SanDisk SSD Plus, the 1TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD is 4.67% faster than the 960GB/1TB SanDisk SSD Plus and the 2TB SanDisk SSD Plus is 2.75% faster than the 2TB SanDisk SSD Plus.

You can take a look at the sequential read specifications below:

  • 120 GB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 530 MB per second
  • 240 GB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 530 MB per second
  • 480 GB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 535 MB per second
  • 960 GB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 535 MB per second
  • 1 TB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 535 MB per second
  • 2 TB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 545 MB per second
  • 250 GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD: Up to 550 MB per second
  • 500 GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD: Up to 560 MB per second
  • 1 TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD: Up to 560 MB per second
  • 2 TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD: Up to 560 MB per second
  • 4 TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD: Up to 560 MB per second

Maximum Sequential Write Speed

The write speeds also differ depending on your storage size for both products.

With that said, the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD is quite a bit faster in general than the SanDisk SSD Plus when you compare the similar capacities.

When it comes to maximum sequential write speeds, 250 GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD is 19.32% faster than the 240 GB SanDisk SSD Plus, the 500 GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD is 19.10% faster than the 480 GB SanDisk SSD Plus, the 1 TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD is 17.78% faster than the 960 GB/1 TB SanDisk SSD Plus and the 2 TB SanDisk SSD Plus is 17.78% faster than the 2 TB SanDisk SSD Plus.

You can take a look at the write speed specs below:

  • 120 GB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 400 MB per second
  • 240 GB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 440 MB per second
  • 480 GB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 445 MB per second
  • 960 GB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 450 MB per second
  • 1 TB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 450 MB per second
  • 2 TB SanDisk SSD Plus: Up to 450 MB per second
  • 250 GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD: Up to 525 MB per second
  • 500 GB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD: Up to 530 MB per second
  • 1 TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD: Up to 530 MB per second
  • 2 TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD: Up to 530 MB per second
  • 4 TB SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD: Up to 530 MB per second

Operating Temperature

The SanDisk SSD Plus and SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD have the same operating temperature range of 0°C to 70°C.

Shock Resistance

Both internal SSDs in this comparison guide have identical shock resistance specifications, which are up to 1,500 G at 0.5m per second.

Operating Vibration

The operating vibration are also the same at 5 gRMS, 10 Hz to 2000 Hz.

Non-Operating Vibration

Furthermore, the non-operating vibration are identical at 4.9 gRMS, 7 Hz to 800 Hz.

Warranty

The SanDisk SSD Plus comes with a 3-year limited warranty while the SanDisk Ultra 3D SSD includes a 5-year limited warranty.

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Bose Frames Alto vs. Rondo vs. Soprano vs. Tempo vs. Tenor

Bose recently added three new electronic sunglasses to its Frames series with the Soprano, Tempo and Tenor. So, how do these compare against each other in addition to the older Alto and Rondo versions?

You can find out in this comparison guide between the five hybrid headphones/sunglasses devices.

Quick Summary

The Bose Frames Soprano, Tempo and Tenor come with better sound output thanks to a wafer-thin acoustic package and volume-optimized equalizer.

You will also get better voice clarity with the three new models due to the dual-beam-forming array and new digital signal processing.

Last but not least, the battery life has been increased for the newer hybrid headphones/sunglasses devices.

The older Bose Frames Alto and Rondo does have an advantage in that both include Bose AR, which are sensors that detect head and body movements to control audio playback.

Overall, we definitely recommend getting the Soprano, Tempo and Tenor over the Alto and Rondo.

The Tempo is made for those who are planning to use the sunglasses for exercising as it offers the longest battery life in addition to having the best water protection.

The Soprano and Tenor are more suitable for causal listening.

Alto vs. Rondo vs. Soprano vs. Tempo vs. Tenor Comparison Chart

You can check out Seeking Tech’s comparison table between all five Bose products below.

Bose Frames AltoBose Frames RondoBose Frames SopranoBose Frames TempoBose Frames Tenor
What’s in the BoxBose Frames Alto

Carry case

Charging cable

Cloth bag
Bose Frames Rondo

Carry case

Charging cable

Cloth bag
Bose Frames Soprano

Polarized lenses

Carry case

Charging cable

Cleaning cloth
Bose Frames Tempo

Polarized lenses

Ballistic-nylon case

USB-C charging cable

3 nose pad options

Cleaning cloth
Bose Frames Tenor

Polarized lenses

Carry case

Charging cable

Cleaning cloth
Weight45 g45 g50 g50 g50 g
DimensionsAlto S/M:

Lens Width: 53 mm

Distance Between Lenses: 20 mm

Temple Length: 135 mm

Alto M/L:

Lens Width: 54 mm

Distance Between Lenses: 21 mm

Temple Length: 136 mm
Lens Width: 51 mm

Distance Between Lenses: 22 mm

Temple Length: 135 mm
Lens Width: 55 mm

Distance Between Lenses: 17 mm

Temple Length: 136 mm
Lens Width: 65 mm

Distance Between Lenses: 17 mm

Temple Length: 136 mm
Lens Width: 55 mm

Distance Between Lenses: 18 mm

Temple Length: 136 mm
Bose Open Ear Audio?YesYesImprovedImprovedImproved
SpeakersUnknownUnknown16 mm22 mm16 mm
Bluetooth Range30 feet (or 9 m)30 feet (or 9 m)30 feet (or 9 m)30 feet (or 9 m)30 feet (or 9 m)
Bluetooth PairingConnect one device at the time

Try to connect to most recent connected device first

Keep track of the last 8 devices that were connected
Connect one device at the time

Try to connect to most recent connected device first

Keep track of the last 8 devices that were connected
Connect one device at the time

Try to connect to most recent connected device first

Keep track of the last 8 devices that were connected
Connect one device at the time

Try to connect to most recent connected device first

Keep track of the last 8 devices that were connected
Connect one device at the time

Try to connect to most recent connected device first

Keep track of the last 8 devices that were connected
Wi-Fi/WiDi Support?NoNoNoNoNo
Microphone11Dual-beam-forming arrayDual-beam-forming arrayDual-beam-forming array
Phone Calls Support?YesYesYesYesYes
Audio Connection OptionsBluetooth A2DP

Bluetooth HFP
Bluetooth A2DP

Bluetooth HFP
Bluetooth A2DP

Bluetooth HFP
Bluetooth A2DP

Bluetooth HFP
Bluetooth A2DP

Bluetooth HFP
Volume-Optimized EQ?NoNoYesYesYes
Main AppBose ConnectBose ConnectBose MusicBose MusicBose Music
Other AppsApple Music

Google Maps

Spotify

Skype

WhatsApp

Waze

And More
Apple Music

Google Maps

Spotify

Skype

WhatsApp

Waze

And More
Apple Music

Google Maps

Spotify

Skype

WhatsApp

Waze

And More
Apple Music

Google Maps

Spotify

Skype

WhatsApp

Waze

And More
Apple Music

Google Maps

Spotify

Skype

WhatsApp

Waze

And More
Voice AssistanceNoneNoneSiri (for iOS)

Google Assistant (for Android)
Siri (for iOS)

Google Assistant (for Android)
Siri (for iOS)

Google Assistant (for Android)
Polarized Lens?NoNoYesYesYes
Prescription Lens Replacement?YesNoYesYesYes
UVA/ UVB Protection99%99%99%99%99%
Bose AR Support?YesYesNoNoNo
Water ResistanceIPX2IPX2IPX2IPX4IPX2
Music Playback Battery LifeUp to 3.5 hoursUp to 3.5 hoursUp to 5.5 hoursUp to 8 hoursUp to 5.5 hours
Battery Charging TimeUp to 2 hoursUp to 2 hoursUp to 1 hourUp to 1 hourUp to 1 hour
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What’s in the Box

In addition to the sunglasses, each product comes with a carrying case and charging cable (the Tempo uses a USB-C cable).

The Alto and Rond comes with a cloth bag.

The newer Soprano, Tempo and Tenor models come with polarized lenses and a cleaning cloth.

The Tempo also includes three nose pad options.

You can find the full breakdown of what’s included in each box below:

Alto:

  • Bose Frames Alto
  • Carry case
  • Charging cable
  • Cloth bag

Rondo:

  • Bose Frames Rondo
  • Carry case
  • Charging cable
  • Cloth bag

Soprano:

  • Bose Frames Soprano
  • Polarized lenses
  • Carry case
  • Charging cable
  • Cleaning cloth

Tempo:

  • Bose Frames Tempo
  • Polarized lenses
  • Ballistic-nylon case
  • USB-C charging cable
  • 3 nose pad options
  • Cleaning cloth

Tenor:

  • Bose Frames Tenor
  • Polarized lenses
  • Carry case
  • Charging cable
  • Cleaning cloth

Weight

The Bose Frames Alto and Bose Frames Rondo weigh approximately 45 g each.

The new Bose Frames Soprano, Bose Frames Tempo and Bose Frames Tenor weigh a little bit more at around 50 g each.

Dimensions

The Alto is available in S/M or M/L sizes.

You can find the lens width, distance between lenses and temple length for all five Bose Frames in this versus guide below:

Alto S/M:

  • Lens Width: 53 mm
  • Distance Between Lenses: 20 mm
  • Temple Length: 135 mm

Alto M/L:

  • Lens Width: 54 mm
  • Distance Between Lenses: 21 mm
  • Temple Length: 136 mm

Rondo:

  • Lens Width: 51 mm
  • Distance Between Lenses: 22 mm
  • Temple Length: 135 mm

Soprano:

  • Lens Width: 55 mm
  • Distance Between Lenses: 17 mm
  • Temple Length: 136 mm

Tempo:

  • Lens Width: 65 mm
  • Distance Between Lenses: 17 mm
  • Temple Length: 136 mm

Tenor:

  • Lens Width: 55 mm
  • Distance Between Lenses: 18 mm
  • Temple Length: 136 mm

Bose Open Ear Audio

All five headphones/sunglasses pairs feature Bose Open Ear Audio, a feature that lets you listen to music while being able to hear external noises.

The newer Soprano, Tempo and Tenor models use a wafer-thin acoustic package to fuller and deeper sounds when compared to the original Alto and Rondo models.

Speakers

The new sports-based Tempo uses 22 mm full-range drivers while the more causal Soprano and Tenor sunglasses are equipped with 16 mm drivers.

It is unknown what drivers the Alto and Rondo versions are using.

Bluetooth Range

The products have the same Bluetooth range of 30 feet (or 9 m).

Bluetooth Pairing

All of the sunglasses will connect to one device at the time.

When multiple options are available, they will pair with the most recent connected device first.

All of the Bose products will keep track of the last 8 devices that were connected.

Wi-Fi/WiDi Support

None of the devices in this comparison guide support Wi-Fi or WiDi.

Microphone

The older Alto and Rondo sunglasses are equipped with one microphone.

The Soprano, Tempo and Tenor are equipped with dual-beam-forming array, which provides much better voice clarity when paired with the new digital signal processing.

Phone Calls Support

The hybrid headphones/sunglasses wearable devices are capable of receiving phone calls.

You press the same multi-function button to answer and hang up.

Audio Connection Options

The Bose products support both Bluetooth A2DP and Bluetooth HFP.

Volume-Optimized EQ

The Soprano, Tempo and Tenor uses volume-optimized equalizer, a feature that make sure that your song won’t disappear in low volumes and won’t distort in high volumes.

Main App

The Bose Frames Alto and Bose Frames Rondo use Bose Connect while the Bose Frames Soprano, Bose Frames Tempo and Bose Frames Tenor use Bose Music.

Both applications are basically the same as you can personalize your settings, get new features and more.

Other Apps

The sunglasses/headphones wearables are also compatible with other apps on your smartphones, which include the following:

  • Apple Music
  • Google Maps
  • Spotify
  • Skype
  • WhatsApp
  • Waze
  • Voice Assistance

The new Soprano, Tempo and Tenor features voice assistance as you can activate Siri (for iOS) or Google Assistant (for Android) by double tapping the right temple.

Polarized Lens

Bose also added polarized lenses to the Soprano, Tempo and Tenor. These will provide a darker but also sharper looking vision when compared to the standard sunglasses.

Prescription Lens Replacement

The lens of the sunglasses, except the Rondo model, can be replaced with prescription lens.

UVA/ UVB Protection

The Bose Frames provide 99% UVA/UVB protection.

Bose AR

The older Bose Frames Alto and Bose Frames Rondo features AR, which are motion sensors that detect and track your head orientation and body movements to control the audio playback.

Water Resistance

The Alto, Rondo, Soprano and Tenor have a water resistance of IPX2, which means the sunglasses can protect against water splashes at a 15-degree angle or less.

The Tempo has a rating of IPX4, which means that it is resistant to water splashes from all angles.

Music Playback Battery Life

When it comes to streaming music playback, the Tempo has the longest battery life out of this group, followed by the Soprano and Tenor.

The Alto and Rondo have the shortest battery life.

You can check out the battery specifications below:

  • Bose Frames Alto: Up to 3.5 hours
  • Bose Frames Rondo: Up to 3.5 hours
  • Bose Frames Soprano: Up to 5.5 hours
  • Bose Frames Tempo: Up to 8 hours
  • Bose Frames Tenor: Up to 5.5 hours

Battery Charging Time

It should take around half as long for the Soprano, Temp and Tenor to recharge their batteries when compared to the Alto and Rondo.

You can take a look at the battery charging times below:

  • Alto: Up to 2 hours
  • Rondo: Up to 2 hours
  • Soprano: Up to 1 hour
  • Tempo: Up to 1 hour
  • Tenor: Up to 1 hour

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SU630 vs. SU635 vs. SU650 vs. SU655 vs. SU720 vs. SU750 vs. SU760 vs. SU800 vs. SU900

If you are looking for a 2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s internal solid state drive, then ADATA has quite a few similar products to choose from.

This Seeking Tech guide will help you differentiate the SU630, SU635, SU650, SU655, SU720, SU750, SU760, SU800 and SU900 models.

Quick Summary

When compared to the other ADATA Ultimate Internal SSDs, the SU900 have the fastest maximum sequential write speed and tied (along with the SU900) for having the fastest maximum sequential read speed. With that said, the differences aren’t really substantial.

In terms of durability, the SU900 is mostly the same as many of the other solid state drives in this comparison guide. However, the SU900 does have a potentially longer warranty period of 5 years as opposed to 3 years.

So, if you want the best performance and longest warranty coverage, then the SU900 is the best option available.

If you don’t mind losing out on the extra two warranty years, then the SU750, SU760 and SU800 offer similar read and write speeds at more affordable ranges.

Comparison Chart

You can find Seeking Tech’s comparison table between these 2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s SSDs below.

ADATA SU630 Ultimate Internal SSDADATA SU635 Ultimate Internal SSDADATA SU650 Ultimate Internal SSDADATA SU655 Ultimate Internal SSDADATA SU720 Ultimate Internal SSDADATA SU750 Ultimate Internal SSDADATA SU760 Ultimate Internal SSDADATA SU800 Ultimate Internal SSDADATA SU900 Ultimate Internal SSD
Capacity Options240GB

480GB

960GB

1.92TB

3.84TB
240GB

480GB

960GB
60GB

120GB

240GB

480GB

960GB

1.92TB
60GB

120GB

240GB

480GB

960GB
500GB

1TB

2TB
256GB

512GB

1TB
256GB

512GB

1TB
128GB

256GB

512GB

1TB

2TB
128GB

256GB

512GB

1TB

2TB
Weight47.5g47.5g59.5g47.5g47.5g47.5g47.5g59.5g47.5g
Dimensions100.45 mm x 69.85 mm x 7 mm100.45 mm x 69.85 mm x 7 mm100.45 mm x 69.85 mm x 7 mm100.45 mm x 69.85 mm x 7 mm100.45 mm x 69.85 mm x 7 mm100.45 mm x 69.85 mm x 7 mm100.45 mm x 69.85 mm x 7 mm100.45 mm x 69.85 mm x 7 mm100.45 mm x 69.85 mm x 7 mm
Form Factor2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"2.5"
InterfaceSATA III 6Gb/sSATA III 6Gb/sSATA III 6Gb/sSATA III 6Gb/sSATA III 6Gb/sSATA III 6Gb/sSATA III 6Gb/sSATA III 6Gb/sSATA III 6Gb/s
NAND3D QLC3D QLC3D NAND3D NAND3D NAND3D NAND3D TLC3D TLC3D MLC
Maximum Sequential Read SpeedUp to 520 MB per secondUp to 520 MB per secondUp to 520 MB per secondUp to 520 MB per secondUp to 520 MB per secondUp to 550 MB per secondUp to 550 MB per secondUp to 560 MB per secondUp to 560 MB per second
Maximum Sequential Write SpeedUp to 450 MB per secondUp to 450 MB per secondUp to 450 MB per secondUp to 450 MB per secondUp to 450 MB per secondUp to 520 MB per secondUp to 520 MB per secondUp to 520 MB per secondUp to 530 MB per second
Operating Temperature0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C0°C to 70°C
Storage Temperature-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C-40°C to 85°C
Shock Resistance1500G/0.5ms1500G/0.5ms1500G/0.5ms1500G/0.5ms1500G/0.5ms1500G/0.5ms1500G/0.5ms1500G/0.5ms1500G/0.5ms
MTBF1,500,000 hours1,500,000 hours2,000,000 hours2,000,000 hours2,000,000 hours2,000,000 hours2,000,000 hours2,000,000 hours2,000,000 hours
TBW240 GB SU630: 50 TB

480 GB SU630: 100 TB

960 GB SU630: 200 TB

1.92 TB SU630: 400 TB

3.84 TB SU630: 800 TB
240 GB SU635: 50 TB

480 GB SU635: 100 TB

960 GB SU635: 200 TB
60 GB SU650: 35 TB

120 GB SU650: 70 TB

240 GB SU650: 140 TB

480 GB SU650: 280 TB

960 GB SU650: 560 TB

1.92 TB SU650: 1120 TB
60 GB SU655: 35 TB

120 GB SU655: 70 TB

240 GB SU655: 140 TB

480 GB SU655: 280 TB

960 GB SU655: 560 TB
500 GB SU720: 100 TB

1 TB SU720: 200 TB

2 TB SU720: 400 TB
256 GB SU750: 200 TB

512 GB SU750: 400 TB

1 TB SU750: 800 TB
256 GB SU760: 200 TB

512 GB SU760: 400 TB

1 TB SU760: 800 TB
128 GB SU800: 100 TB

256 GB SU800: 200 TB

512 GB SU800: 400 TB

1 TB SU800: 800 TB

2 TB SU800: 1600 TB
128 GB SU900: 100 TB

256 GB SU900: 200 TB

512 GB SU900: 400 TB

1 TB SU900: 800 TB

2 TB SU900: 1600 TB
Warranty3 years or sooner based on TBW3 years or sooner based on TBW3 years or sooner based on TBW3 years or sooner based on TBW3 years or sooner based on TBW3 years or sooner based on TBW3 years or sooner based on TBW3 years or sooner based on TBW5 years or sooner based on TBW
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Capacity Options

You can take a look at the available capacity options for each of the ADATA Ultimate Internal SSDs in this versus guide below:

SU630:

  • 240GB
  • 480GB
  • 960GB
  • 1.92TB
  • 3.84TB

SU635:

  • 240GB
  • 480GB
  • 960GB

SU650:

  • 60GB
  • 120GB
  • 240GB
  • 480GB
  • 960GB
  • 1.92TB

SU655:

  • 60GB
  • 120GB
  • 240GB
  • 480GB
  • 960GB

SU720:

  • 500GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

SU750:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

SU760:

  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB

SU800:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

SU900:

  • 128GB
  • 256GB
  • 512GB
  • 1TB
  • 2TB

Weight

You can also take a look at the weight specifications for the storage drives below:

  • SU630: 47.5g
  • SU635: 47.5g
  • SU650: 59.5g
  • SU655: 47.5g
  • SU720: 47.5g
  • SU750: 47.5g
  • SU760: 47.5g
  • SU800: 59.5g
  • SU900: 47.5g

Dimensions

The SU630, SU635, SU650, SU655, SU720, SU750, SU760, SU800 and SU900 have the same dimensions with measurements of 100.45 mm x 69.85 mm x 7 mm.

Form Factor

All of the ADATA Ultimate Internal Solid State Drives have a 2.5″ form factor.

Interface

The SSDs also use the SATA III 6Gb/s interface.

NAND

In terms of NAND technology, the SU630 and SU635 models use 3D QLC while the SU650, SU655, SU720, SU750 and SU760 models use 3D NAND. The SU760 and SU800 utilizes 3D TLC while the SU900 is the only model in this versus guide to use 3D MLC.

You can find the full breakdown of what NAND tech is being used for each product below:

  • SU630: 3D QLC
  • SU635: 3D QLC
  • SU650: 3D NAND
  • SU655: 3D NAND
  • SU720: 3D NAND
  • SU750: 3D NAND
  • SU760: 3D TLC
  • SU800: 3D TLC
  • SU900: 3D MLC

Maximum Sequential Read Speed

When it comes to maximum sequential read speed, the SU800 and SU900 are the fastest out of this group. The SU750 and SU760 SSDs are slightly slower. The SU630, SU635, SU650, SU655 and SU720 are tied for the slowest.

With that said, there isn’t that much of a difference as the best performing solid state drives out of this group is only 7.69% faster than the slowest SSDs.

You can check out the max sequential read specifications below:

  • SU630: Up to 520 MB per second
  • SU635: Up to 520 MB per second
  • SU650: Up to 520 MB per second
  • SU655: Up to 520 MB per second
  • SU720: Up to 520 MB per second
  • SU750: Up to 550 MB per second
  • SU760: Up to 550 MB per second
  • SU800: Up to 560 MB per second
  • SU900: Up to 560 MB per second

Maximum Sequential Write Speed

As for the maximum sequential write speed, the SU900 comes out on top, followed closely by the SU750, SU760 and SU800. The SU630, SU635, SU650, SU655 and SU720 solid state drives are tied for the worst performing.

The gap is a little wider between the fastest writing SSD and the slowest writing SSDs with the SU900 having a 17.78% advantage.

You can take a look at the max sequential write speed specs below:

  • SU630: Up to 450 MB per second
  • SU635: Up to 450 MB per second
  • SU650: Up to 450 MB per second
  • SU655: Up to 450 MB per second
  • SU720: Up to 450 MB per second
  • SU750: Up to 520 MB per second
  • SU760: Up to 520 MB per second
  • SU800: Up to 520 MB per second
  • SU900: Up to 530 MB per second

Operating Temperature

The SU630, SU635, SU650, SU655, SU720, SU750, SU760, SU800 and SU900 internal solid state drives have the same recommended operating temperature range of 0°C to 70°C.

Storage Temperature

All of the storage drives in this comparison guide also have the same recommended storage temperature range of -40°C to 85°C.

Shock Resistance

Furthermore, the products also have the same shock resistance at 1500G/0.5ms.

MTBF

MTBF is an estimated measurement as to how long a solid state drive is expected to function normally between two hardware failures. The SU630 and SU635 are tied for the shortest MTBF while the rest of the drives have identical lengths.

You can check out the MTBF specs below:

  • SU630: 1,500,000 hours
  • SU635: 1,500,000 hours
  • SU650: 2,000,000 hours
  • SU655: 2,000,000 hours
  • SU720: 2,000,000 hours
  • SU750: 2,000,000 hours
  • SU760: 2,000,000 hours
  • SU800: 2,000,000 hours
  • SU900: 2,000,000 hours

TBW

TBW measures how much data can be written on a SSD during its lifespan. When you compare similar capacities (i.e. 960GB SU630 vs. 960GB SU635 vs. 960GB SU650 vs. 960GB SU655 vs. 1TB SU720 vs. 1TB SU750 vs. 1TB SU760 vs. 1TB SU800 vs. 1TB SU900), then the SU630 and SU635 have the lowest TBW. The SU650 and SU655 are in the middle of the pack while the SU720, SU750, SU760, SU800 and SU900 have the highest TBW.

You can find the TBW stats for each below:

  • 240 GB SU630: 50 TB
  • 480 GB SU630: 100 TB
  • 960 GB SU630: 200 TB
  • 1.92 TB SU630: 400 TB
  • 3.84 TB SU630: 800 TB
  • 240 GB SU635: 50 TB
  • 480 GB SU635: 100 TB
  • 960 GB SU635: 200 TB
  • 60 GB SU650: 35 TB
  • 120 GB SU650: 70 TB
  • 240 GB SU650: 140 TB
  • 480 GB SU650: 280 TB
  • 960 GB SU650: 560 TB
  • 1.92 TB SU650: 1120 TB
  • 60 GB SU655: 35 TB
  • 120 GB SU655: 70 TB
  • 240 GB SU655: 140 TB
  • 480 GB SU655: 280 TB
  • 960 GB SU655: 560 TB
  • 500 GB SU720: 100 TB
  • 1 TB SU720: 200 TB
  • 2 TB SU720: 400 TB
  • 256 GB SU750: 200 TB
  • 512 GB SU750: 400 TB
  • 1 TB SU750: 800 TB
  • 256 GB SU760: 200 TB
  • 512 GB SU760: 400 TB
  • 1 TB SU760: 800 TB
  • 128 GB SU800: 100 TB
  • 256 GB SU800: 200 TB
  • 512 GB SU800: 400 TB
  • 1 TB SU800: 800 TB
  • 2 TB SU800: 1600 TB
  • 128 GB SU900: 100 TB
  • 256 GB SU900: 200 TB
  • 512 GB SU900: 400 TB
  • 1 TB SU900: 800 TB
  • 2 TB SU900: 1600 TB

Warranty

The SU630, SU635, SU650, SU655, SU720, SU750, SU760 and SU800 SSDs have a warranty period of 3 years or sooner based on the respective TBW stats we mentioned above. The SU900 SSD have a longer warranty period of 5 years or sooner based on TBW.

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