Lots of paper in the box, none of wich is especially helpful. A few loose pieces to put together the stand, easy enough to figure out for most, but a pictural guide would be nice. (note: be sure to use the little rubber washer that you may not notice in the package so the thumbscrew will hold tight easily)
The camera housing is fairly well designed, the stand is terrible though. just a simple piece of stamped metal, does have a nice finish though. There is no place to strain relief the power cord.
There is a fairly loud audible click when the camera switches to night mode, apparently switching in a IR filter. While the click can be annoying, it does seem to greatly improve the night vision compared to cameras that don't have this feature.
The focal length is a little short and there is a manual focus dial on the front. Unfortunately it is very low profile so you have to kind of push on the lens end to turn it. This causes two problems, your fingers get in the way of seeing if it is in focus and when you let go the focus changes a bit so it is tricky to get it just right.
The details to access the camera are conveniently located on the back of the camera so you never loose it, as well as an additional sticker you can use without staring at the back of an installed camera. I put it on the power supply.
You can access the camera through the cloud but you can also access directly on your LAN - THANK YOU! seems other cloud cameras I have used force all video through their servers to lock ou into paying for service. Since TRENDnet offers cloud free they didn't have this concern and make it easy to just pop in the IP and go directly to the camera on your own network.
Maybe I missed the obvious or it is buried somewhere on the CD (no I did not read the full manual). The default user:password was nowhere to be found. Google to the rescue, it is admin:admin.
Another downer was the lack of browser support. Using my up to date favorite browser I was greeted with this message:
The current browser version you are using (Google Chrome 26.0.1410.65) may not be supported by the TRENDnet Cloud service. Mobile device supported by the TRENDnet CloudView mobile app, not by browser. The following MAC (except IE) and Windows browsers are supported:
Firefox: up to 20.0
Google Chrome: up to 25.0
Safari: up to 6.0
Registration is not as easy as it should be. You click registration in the camera interface and then you go to the TRENDnet website where you again have to click to register and then fill in all the camera details including model number, serial, etc. This data could easily be passed from the camera link, but if not at least give me a screen on the camera I can copy and paste from!
Bottom line, there are some non technical details that are too complicated, but the technical stuff is super easy. Anyone can set this camera up, but a big font pictorial of the set up process with steps 1,2,3 would be a great addition.