Got a DAC to plug in my IEM into the Iphone for when I listen to Audiobooks/Podcast. Also if I got back to Android I can also use it with that.
ended up doin da gpd thingie, wasnt findin any cheaper box ones that had 265(meaningfully cheaper if i had to get a separate portable monitor etc drives up cost)
the other 300$ thing was pretty good option but found gpd for not that much more rather pay like 60$ more to get better form factor ands more io
keyboard kinda cool like the cap shapes(pretty sure just dome or whatever not looked particularly) has that slightly angle like regular non chiclet style kb used to have only one weird is the space bar has like 2 switches one at each end so if you click the middle can feel them both go usually at not the same time and feels weird like double click feel, but it does register as just one press, but those feel different anyways alot of the time like extra spring or whatever cause huge keycap compared to the regular keys
just them couple little things to get screen rotation and stuff(treated as like phone screen thats 720x1280 tall so gotta rotate right 90 degrees if its not doin it automatically)
otherwise only thing was cable it came with was eh for the usbc-usbc charge had to get a new one was like if it was in right position would work but tried with like phone charger and worked fine even if wiggled cable around never lost connection, but one them direct from over sea deals where the vendor just swaps in a charger or whatever for your region so not expecting the best setup for that
Got some new shows. Was looking for new winter boots but the options were…meh. Store had 20% off on all shoes (except already discounted ones) and these fit well.
Skechers…don’t ask me what model. They seem to be exclusive to the Deichmann shoe stores as I couldn’t find anything about them. SN doesn’t bring up anything. All I know is they’re supposed to be machine washable, have memory form inner soles and Goodyear outer soles. Need to see how they fare long term but they’re light and comfy.
Some Audio CDs
Danko Jones - Power Trio
edit: cancelled that one cause I found a limited fan pack which includes a tshirt.
Danko Jones - Wild Cat
Danko Jones - A Rock Supreme
Danko Jones - Below the Belt
Danko Jones - Never too loud
Geekria HD 598 (and various other models) Velour ear pads.
While cheap (~16€) they feel terrible, so I’m sending them back. The velvet ones seem to be less comfy and smaller than the originals too, so not really an option (especially if the originals only cost a little bit more).
Unfortunately Sennheiser doesn’t seem to have any ear pads in stock right now and the black ones for my HD 598sr aren’t available at all anymore. Contacted their support to see if there are alternatives.
reference one looks pretty cool
Damn, that’s a BIG upgrade!
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the big electronics store chain is carrying Club3D cables and adapters.
Bought another DP 1.4 cable to have as a spare (and it was even a bit cheaper than on Amazon).
And last week I went a bit nuts with merch from that audio drama series I’m a fan of. At the register I was told that they have a 1+1 free sale going on, so I saved a bunch.
Mug, fridge magnet, shopping bag, shoe laces (they’re too short for my new boots, though), socks and a cooling bag.
I went to that book store to just pick up a book I ordered but bought much more.
Also new boots cause my old ones (I think I’ve had them for over 10 years now) started to wear out. Wasn’t sure if I wanted them in black (the darker brown isn’t being made anymore) and wanted to sleep on it. Lucky me, cause when I went back to buy them they had a 20% off deal on all inventory and got the boots, a beanie and some waterproofing spray for almost the same price as the boots would’ve cost without the sale.
yep, on some games its up to 550% faster than my rx 580, only slightly annoyance with the card is it gets really loud with the reference cooler and it doesn’t work on Linux right now because AMD in their infinite wisdom released the shit to get it working after it was out and no body has updated to support it yet but overall I’m liking the card.
So you’re only able to use it on Windows right now?
yes and no. Fedora doesn’t boot at all but I did manage to get my archlinux install kinda working with it but It has to be xorg and its using software rendering for the destkop becuase the mesa libs haven’t been updated for it as evidenced by my 1FPS in CSGO when i try and run it lol
Almost ready for competitive.
could have had a V4080
paid for one of them thermaltake xrays gotta wait forever for shipping tho
Tolino Epos 3 (aka the Kobo Sage for Germany/Austria with different software)
Plus a simple cover
Some info about this e-reader:
- It’s essentially a Kobo Sage with different software (although also running on Android 8.1).
- While they are the same in terms of hardware, the BT and Wifi a/ac are disabled (although rumor has it that the BT feature might be enabled with a future firmware update).
- While the Kobo Sage can deal with a lot of different file formats, the Epos 3 only recognizes ePUB, PDF and TXT (although thanks for Calibre that’s not a problem.
- 8" E Ink Carta 1200 display (300ppi, 1440 x 1920 pixel)
- Allwinner B300 Quad Core CPU @1.8GHz
- 1GB RAM
- 32GB Storage (~26GB free)
- 1200mAh Li-Po battery
- Water-resistant IPX8
- USB Type C
- Frontlight with adjustable color temperature (warm - cold), Dark Mode (black/white inverted)
I wanted to read more again but my 4th Gen Kindle’s battery is not up for that anymore (I paid under 80€ back then). A new battery would’ve cost ~20€ (incl. shipping), so I did the rational thing and bought a new 280€ e-reader…
What can I say? I wanted to try a different brand and the Kindle Oasis just wasn’t it (while certainly very light, it looked fragile). On top of that, all current Kindle seem to have a display roulette going on where some have white dots (like a starry night sky) on dark background and I wasn’t feeling very lucky.
Went to the book store (Tolino is sold by Thalia Book & Media) and looked at a few…and ended up wanting the most expensive one.
So far my biggest gripe is the software since it’s basically the Kobo Sage but dumbed down. Other than that it’s very comfy. Sure, it’s much bigger than my - in comparison - tiny 6" Kindle but the increase in size and weight don’t impact the reading experience in a negative way.
Apparently the Tolino devices can be flashed with custom firmware. The sales guy told me that he had one customer come in with a Tolino e-reader just running stock Android (why? because he could). But I’ll wait until the 2y warranty is over until I even think about trying to flash other firmware on it.
Crucial MX500 500GB SSD
This one was initially supposed to go into my mom’s aging laptop with Windows 10 (hers is still on Win8.1).
But in the end we decided it was time for an all new laptop instead (Acer TravelMate Vero TMV15-51-51QA / i5-1155G7, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 15.6" FHD).
With no use for the new SSD she gave it to me as a thanks for setting up her new laptop.
Now I have to figure out what to do with it. The drive bays in my own desktop PC are getting full, so I might end up replacing either the 3TB HDD as it only has under 200GB of content on it. But not sure yet. I could also buy an enclosure and use it as an external drive.
having proper SSDs as external drives is great. I have an enclosure but for a NVMe drive and use it over USB as a portable Linux boot drive on my Steamdeck or whatever computer I want to run Linux on.
external would be pretty good size for transfer bunch of movies or something, bring over a show to binge watch somewhere etc. edit: also dont have to worry as much if you drop it or something for in transport
internal idk, scratch drive i guess or games but old games already load fast and new games are huge so wouldnt hold that many that would really need the speedup