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IPEVO VZ-R image

Hardware >

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

Hardware >

(on Wikipedia)
https://us.kobobooks.com/products/kobo-aura-one
(limited edition)

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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Hardware > Phones >

http://www.dx.com/p/852473734
http://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 USB-C port works for a USB key.


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http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820167391

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.



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Blue microphones logo

(on Wikipedia)
http://www.bluemic.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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RT-MWK08 1

Computers > Hardware > Keyboards >

http://www.dx.com/p/__-239705

A 92-key wireless keyboard+mouse combination.

With a lithium-ion battery and charging cable, broad compatibility and tiny-but-functional size, this is an inexpensive and handy device.

  • mouse: HID\VID_046D&PID_C01B\6&a742701&1&0000
  • keyboard: HID\VID_413C&PID_2003\6&34a825d5&0&0000
  • Although the box is labelled RT-MWK08, there is no indication of this being a "Rii"
  • Not well tested, but strongly triggers MF sensitivity in my left hand.
  • There are alternate versions of this keyboard: colours, Russian character set, and a 2x AA battery-operated one.
  • I did not require a driver installation for Windows 10.