App and account requirement == returned to retailer
I recently purchased the X50 Deco 2-pack to test it and see if it would be useful for recommending to friends I help tech-wise.
I will not recommend because of the forced account tethering and app requirement.
I expect a fully functional web interface (webUI) that can be configured in standalone mode on items that I have paid hundreds of dollars for. After purchase, these devices are my property and I won't abide an account nor APP requirement.
I returned the devices to the retailer and will not be purchasing TP-link account-tethered products in the future.
Too bad, the devices looked nice and useful, but owner-hostile measures are a show-stopper.
Please reconsider and remove account requirements, and provide a fully functional web interface, like all previous networking products ever created.