A high quality budget microphone.
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.
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.
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
When a USB stick has been used for, say, a bootable Linux distribution, it usually cannot be re-used as a mass storage device by, say, Windows. These instructions are to wipe/reset a usb stick so it will work as it used to.
(This is largely untested)
Canon CanoScan LiDE 120
Herein are notes of my misadventure.
- You own a PlayStation 2
You own official PlayStation 2 discs
- PlayStation 1 discs will also be researched.
The use cases are much the same as with DVD ripping:
- Back discs up before disc rot sets in.
Rip discs and keep them safe
- e.g. parents with little kids who damage discs.
Playing on a PlayStation 2 which has a broken DVD drive.
I never really got around to pursuing this as a proper project.
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.
Problem: A USB stick cannot boot with any of Porteus, the boot-repair LiveUSB, or SystemRescueCD. It used to be bootable with Porteus, and before that it could boot with other Linux LiveUSB distributions.