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Mayflash PS2 Controller Programmable Convertor image

Hardware > PlayStation 2 >

http://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 >

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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(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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This is just shy of being unused, because I wrecked the audio jack.

noise-reduction-digital-voice-recorder-1

Not in stock at dx.com, but perhaps try one of:
http://www.dx.com/p/384612
http://www.dx.com/p/323532

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

highly recommended

  • 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
  • This uses the exact same packaging as Digital Voice Recorder.
  • This replaces Digital Voice Recorder.



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Digital Voice Recorder 1

http://www.chinabuye.com/4gb-digital-stereo-voice-recorder-dictaphone-mp3-player-1

A basic dictaphone and mp3 player.

It records with horrible static with both its in-built and provided microphone, but its mp3 playback is spectacular. Its utterly shit mp3 interface, slow song switching and no shuffle make it basically useless as a player.

I bought this lower-sized version because it mentioned having a lithium battery. It does not, which pisses me off to no end.

While this works, it is definitely not recommended. Buy something else, even if it costs more.

  • There is no name brand or model identification on this device or its documentation.
  • Chinabuye names this item 4GB Digital Stereo Voice Recorder Dictaphone MP3 Player
  • This was replaced by Noise Reduction Digital Voice Recorder



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