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Blue microphones logo

Hardware >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.bluemic.com/en-us/products/yeti-nano/ [ 1 ] was https://www.bluedesigns.com/products/yeti-nano/

A high quality budget microphone.



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IPEVO VZ-R image

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https://www.ipevo.com/products/vz-r [ 1 ] was https://ca.ipevo.com/VZ-R_HDMI_8MP_Camera.html

A document camera.

On-device buttons, optical zoom, native H.264 hardware.

Garbage; do not buy this overpriced toy. It's only "good" because it comes with a stand, but newer webcams are coming out with the threading for mounting to a simple $20 stand.



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Kobo Aura ONE 01a

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.kobo.com/
https://ca.kobobooks.com/products/kobo-aura-one [ 1 ] was https://web.archive.org/web/20190118143102/https://us.kobobooks.com/products/kobo-aura-one

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.



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Mayflash PS2 Controller Programmable Convertor image

Hardware > PlayStation 2 >

https://www.mayflash.com/Products/PLAYSTATION/PS2047.html

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.



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Doogee-X20-front.jpg

Hardware > Phones (Android 7.0) >

www.dx.com/p/852473734
https://web.archive.org/web/20210116095111/https://www.doogee.cc/detail/x-series/111/

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.

  • The minimum volume is way too loud.

  • I don't think the bottom microUSB port works for a USB key.



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Blue microphones logo

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.bluemic.com/en-us/ [ 1 ] was https://www.bluedesigns.com/

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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www.dx.com/p/401458 [ 1 ] dead, and now redirects to some other product.

A very high quality and easy-to-use dictaphone / mp3 player / USB stick.

highly recommended

  • DEAD - This isn't in use, even as a music player, because I wrecked the audio jack.
  • abandoned - the store page is gone and I didn't have a brand page
  • There is no name brand or model identification on this device or its documentation.
  • dx names this 1.2" 8GB Noise Reduction Digital Voice Recorder w/ Speaker - Grey



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^ 1 dead, and now redirects to some other product.