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An E-book reader.
Because this is my first e-reader, I can't judge it against it's peers. It works well.
It is spectacular hardware-wise. Its software works, but it is sometimes obviously or even critically lacking. It lacking a file browser and respecting directories is bad enough that I can't really use it for its intended purpose, and almost regret buying it.
The Chain of Trust >
I have trust issues with all storage, but flash memory-based storage is particularly unreliable.
TL;DR - Stubby metal drives are a problem.
See also Testing USB storage
Hardware > Scanners >
Canon CanoScan LiDE 120
I checked SANE's supported devices list, and saw that the LiDE 120 is supported, however the model I received uses a different and apparently-unsupported chipset! (GL848+)
Herein are notes of my misadventure.
Hardware > PlayStation 2 >
A PlayStation 2 controller macro device.
This is a middleman between a standard PlayStation 2 controller and the console. It can also be chained through to a USB adapter or other such device, to ultimately let an original PS2 controller work with a computer.
Unfortunately, this has an limited number of button presses that it can do! I think it's 9 or 10.
Hardware > Phones >
A very inexpensive yet capable phone.
At a glance, it seems okay. Android and every app I've seen have many UI flaws, but that's not the X20's fault.
After a week of use, I have to say this is a fantastic phone. It's the perfect beginner's smartphone and there's nothing I've done that's been limited in any way whatsoever by its specifications. I have not run out of storage or memory.. not even close. Do note that I haven't played any games, and I probably never will.
I am really ticked that it doesn't have OTG support, so I can't use the microSD for anything but charging. Powering off, pulling my charging dongle out, removing the half-case, removing the battery cover, removing the battery and moving the CD card back and forth is an awful, awful, way for me to edit files.
An fast, moderate-sized and extraordinarily cheap drive.
Refurbished, but these seem to be in good shape. Don't expect the intel manufacturer's warranty to have much, if any, time left. You're leaning on newegg, and then perhaps your credit card's insurance policy, if it has one.
A stereo microphone just shy of being studio-quality. Very high quality and very highly recommended.
With no drivers needed, this thing has been tested and works on various Linux distributions, Windows XP, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. I've also tested it as an audio output device (a "sound card") and it works great.
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For extremely cheap telephone service using VoIP, I have this device. Instead of having my computer on all the time, I have this box hooked up to my network. I then have a regular telephone plugged into it. Once configured, everything is magic.
A reasonable all-around reader, particularly good because it can read CF (CompactFlash) cards.
Great features and high quality.