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Black friday: Review of Google Wifi routers and Samsung frontload washer/dryer
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Submitted by gzz on December 26, 2018 - 1:59pm
Google Wifi is so cool! Just one of them has twice the coverage than the built-in wifi on my old modem.
I got the three pack as part of a Target black friday promo, $236 including tax and shipping. I might give two of them to my parents who have a large rural property.
Setup was very easy, basically plug and play. The app is really nice too, as is the guest network feature. There are also easy-to-use child restrictions that disable their internet for specific devices certain hours of the day.
My second black friday buy was front loading Samsung washer and dryer, $1300 + tax from costco. (Gas was $100 extra). Costco delivery came about 7 days later, fine given the holiday and black friday crush they must have faced. This included removal and setup. They even did the stacking kit despite it not being covered.
They work miles better than my 12-year-old single-unit stacked Maytag that was roughly the same price.
The Samsungs are separate units, and a stacking kit was $25 from Amazon. Stacked up, they are taller with a slightly smaller footprint than the old unit. So tall the controls on the dryer are not fully visible to shorter people.
The washer/dryer are "wifi enabled" so I looked into setting them up. It turns out it requires an app download, registration, and the reviews on iTunes app store of the Samsung smart home software are very negative and hostile, worst reviews of any app by a well known company I have ever seen. So my washer and dryer are going to remain off my wifi.
A common problem with front load washers is mold/must smell. The Samsung unit has a million pinhole drains and is pretty dry one day later. However, some water does collect and not drain inside the rubber around the door and it stays wet there for at least 12 hours after use. So far this isn't an issue.
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