proprietary hardware

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Blue microphones logo

Hardware > Microphones >

(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

Hardware >

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

Hardware >

(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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todo - there are more notes to be added, I've just been busy/lazy.

Alpine white
Alpine white

Hardware >

(on Wikipedia)
https://www.dell.com/support/home/en-ca/product-support/product/inspiron-11-3180-laptop/overview

This is a low-end low-cost laptop. It was on extreme sale, and as it has USB 3.1 it'll do fine.

Very highly recommended: This thing is awesome in every way. Exception: It's childishly-glossy and doesn't have enough drive space for Windows 10; Linux is fine though.

See also:



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Mayflash PS2 Controller Programmable Convertor image

Hardware > PlayStation 2 >

https://web.archive.org/web/20210302012124/https://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) >

was 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.



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