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just a little :

Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus
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i needed another set of accu, so i thought why not take something that can also double as an emergency powerpack
(4x2300mAh, which is a bit lower than my set of Eneloop Pro at 2500mAh but still fine for my usage )

the only cons would be the Mini USB connection :laugh:
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in 2020 it raise a "seriously?" reaction, isn't it?
So wait, this is a NiMH AA battery charger that doubles as a USB battery bank with those same batteries? Why haven't I heard about this until now? This is a great idea.

I'm guessing trying to use alkaline batteries to power it (but NOT using it to charge them obviously) wouldn't work because of the voltage difference.

Also I'd assume your Eneloops would work in it too since those are also NiMH.
 
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So wait, this is a NiMH AA battery charger that doubles as a USB battery bank with those same batteries? Why haven't I heard about this until now? This is a great idea.

I'm guessing trying to use alkaline batteries to power it (but NOT using it to charge them obviously) wouldn't work because of the voltage difference.

Also I'd assume your Eneloops would work in it too since those are also NiMH.
indeed and i also didn't hear about that before ... thus when i determined that my Energizer recharge duo pack were dead, i stumbled on that while searching for some more accu, a little expensive tho
58chf while my 20'000mAh powerbank from Aukey was 48chf and the Eneloop Pro + BQ-CC55 quick charger which were at 49chf (a pack of 4 Eneloop Pro is 25.50chf the BQ-CC55 thus has a value of 23.50chf) hmmmm wait ... now that i take all in account ... 58chf is not that expensive ...

oh btw it also has a AAA adapter as standard accessory (that plus doubling as a flashlight ... but a lot of powerbank do that recently ) it's technically a powerbank with 4 cell but NiMH instead of Li-ion/Li-po

i don't know if i am mistaken to take the capacity as 4x2300mAh= 9200mAh (or 9500 if using the Eneloop Pro since according to the Q&A from Goal Zero it could handle other brand NiMH accu)


now ... it fall in the same category as a DIY powerbank
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imagine ... a powerbank which could be reused even once the cells are dead ... wait... :ohwell:
 
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Got this for emulators on my Note 4, tested it out with Drastic running PM Soul Silver and it works great, much nicer than the crap on-screen controls. With the stylus it's actually like using a real DS albeit a bit more chunky.
Was using my old modded PSP for GBA & NES/SNES games but I guess I can retire it for now too.

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Something like this would be awesome, using XboneS pad for playing emulators with phone isn't very comfortable. :D
 
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OT But: Glad to see my fondness of Panasonic Eneloops is mirrored by the members here. I use them regularly as my goto rechargable brand.
 

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OT But: Glad to see my fondness of Panasonic Eneloops is mirrored by the members here. I use them regularly as my goto rechargable brand.
Should get those for my Oculus Touch controllers.
 
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Something like this would be awesome, using XboneS pad for playing emulators with phone isn't very comfortable. :D
the XbOneS controller is too small for me, yep it would be uncomfortable xD (not the same reason ahah ) but the XbOne standard, is the best gamepad in term of ergonomic for me (PC and Consoles altogether ) for emulator on android (mostly FPse and PPSSPP gold) i used a Moga pocket for a long time and my Recon Tech XbOne for using with cast (and when i used a HDMI cable with my Shield Tablet.... because the shield controller had the awkward thumbstick placement of a PS controller) , now i only use my GPi case with RetroPie :D

Should get those for my Oculus Touch controllers.
well definitely (i use them for my Xbox One, WinMR controller and even for my GPI Case .... thus 4 were too little ) the only cons would be 500 cycle but that's already long and enough
can take their non Pro variantes who have more cycle (i got drawn to it because of the BQ-CC55 quick charger )
 

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PS3 controller is too small for me, but Xbone gamepad is like it's made for my hands :toast:

I already loved the 360 controller, but the d-pad sucked balls. Can't think anything how anyone could make even better gamepad than this.
 
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Can't think anything how anyone could make even better gamepad than this.
only Microsoft do better (and i know i know ... they are outdoing themselves) ... with the Elite and the tech
this one is the Recon Tech i mentioned, the second best after the Elite and priced just a bit higher than a standard
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received my goodies
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yep NiMH compatible regardless of the brand and AAA adapter, just perfect (aside the mini USB "seriously?" )

hilariously it's 500 cycle like a Eneloop Pro the non Pro are 1900mAh 1800 Cycle (even a clear memo on the back of the pack)
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the 6-10hrs for USB charging is with a standard 0.5A USB source with a charger capable of 0.8A or more it already got from 0-50% to 80-100% in less than an hour

semi tech related ... a Stanley FatMax Inbus set 1.5 to 8mm, well trying to shorten the course of a disc brake on my E-scooter with a iFixit kit was ... out of the question :laugh:
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Ah, the premium ones are a thing, but I mean these "consumer" ones. :)

Going to grab three packages of hardware soon, pics coming later. :clap:
 
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Ah, the premium ones are a thing, but I mean these "consumer" ones. :)

Going to grab three packages of hardware soon, pics coming later. :clap:
the Recon tech is a consumer one the price tag is close enough to the standard to be called the best one before the Elite and his hefty price tag :p
 
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Oh boy. Opening packages felt like in Christmas '98 when I realized that there's a PS1 in the wrappings..


This is already installed on the 2600K PC :)
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Including a bag of macaroni is an inside thing with me and my internet buddy when I buy stuff from him :laugh:
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Another buddy included a goddamn fidget spinner :D That Cryorig will be a temporary cooler on my main PC and oh boy, that Mugen will be great when OC'ing AM2/2+/3 & LGA775 hardware :love:
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What a great bundle to receive through @Chloe Price !! :D :D I also have that same Mugen cooler and the films are awesome too :D :D Not sure on the one, "Old School" but :)
 

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What a great bundle to receive through @Chloe Price !! :D :D I also have that same Mugen cooler and the films are awesome too :D :D Not sure on the one, "Old School" but :)
I paid 50eur including shipping of the two bundles, 10eur + 5.90eur shipping for the Corator :toast:
 
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at last another brand does it right ... that controller has the best layout just like a X360/0ne controller ...
well if i had to get a Ps4 ... the stock DS controller would be toss to the bin and that one would replace it ...

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but the only thing that would make me buy a Ps4, would be Horizon: Zero Dawn, which isn't to be seen anywhere nowadays (i searched all my etailer, in the end i settled on watching 11hrs+ of walkthrough on youtube :laugh: ) ... the only failure of that game : "being a console exclusive" to the point that it almost got me considering buying a Ps4 on its launch...
 
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Latest eBay find, and my new secondary laptop...



...an HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2. Picked this up off eBay for a mere $56 after tax.

It has a Core i5-4310U, 4GB of DDR3 soldered to the board with an additional SODIMM slot, an 11.6" 1366x768 IPS touchscreen, and the hinge swivels so it turns into a proper tablet.



It didn't have an SSD, LTE module, or charger when I got it (probably why it was cheap). I stuck my old 128GB M.2 ADATA SU800 in it along with an extra 4GB of DDR3L, put Windows 10 Pro on it (it has a built in Windows 8 Pro key), and it works perfectly. So far it's better than my HP Stream 11 in almost every way.

Despite being six years old, this thing still feels responsive and quick. Obviously it won't run triple-A games at max settings, but it works perfectly for media consumption and web browsing.

There are lots of scratches and scuffs all over the outside, the hinge cover has a big crack that someone "fixed" with glue (just a cosmetic issue), and one of the USB ports is completely destroyed, but for $56, I can't complain. This thing was over $1000 when it was new. All of the defects were shown in the eBay listing.


 

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Benchmark Scores I've actually never benched it!! Too busy with WCG and FAH and not gaming! :( :( Not OC'd it!! :(
Latest eBay find, and my new secondary laptop...



...an HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2. Picked this up off eBay for a mere $56 after tax.

It has a Core i5-4310U, 4GB of DDR3 soldered to the board with an additional SODIMM slot, an 11.6" 1366x768 IPS touchscreen, and the hinge swivels so it turns into a proper tablet.



It didn't have an SSD, LTE module, or charger when I got it (probably why it was cheap). I stuck my old 128GB M.2 ADATA SU800 in it along with an extra 4GB of DDR3L, put Windows 10 Pro on it (it has a built in Windows 8 Pro key), and it works perfectly. So far it's better than my HP Stream 11 in almost every way.

Despite being six years old, this thing still feels responsive and quick. Obviously it won't run triple-A games at max settings, but it works perfectly for media consumption and web browsing.

There are lots of scratches and scuffs all over the outside, the hinge cover has a big crack that someone "fixed" with glue (just a cosmetic issue), and one of the USB ports is completely destroyed, but for $56, I can't complain. This thing was over $1000 when it was new. All of the defects were shown in the eBay listing.


We have these at work, for what they are, they aren't too bad :) For $56, it's a steal :D
 

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Latest eBay find, and my new secondary laptop...



...an HP EliteBook Revolve 810 G2. Picked this up off eBay for a mere $56 after tax.

It has a Core i5-4310U, 4GB of DDR3 soldered to the board with an additional SODIMM slot, an 11.6" 1366x768 IPS touchscreen, and the hinge swivels so it turns into a proper tablet.



It didn't have an SSD, LTE module, or charger when I got it (probably why it was cheap). I stuck my old 128GB M.2 ADATA SU800 in it along with an extra 4GB of DDR3L, put Windows 10 Pro on it (it has a built in Windows 8 Pro key), and it works perfectly. So far it's better than my HP Stream 11 in almost every way.

Despite being six years old, this thing still feels responsive and quick. Obviously it won't run triple-A games at max settings, but it works perfectly for media consumption and web browsing.

There are lots of scratches and scuffs all over the outside, the hinge cover has a big crack that someone "fixed" with glue (just a cosmetic issue), and one of the USB ports is completely destroyed, but for $56, I can't complain. This thing was over $1000 when it was new. All of the defects were shown in the eBay listing.


What add-on do you use to have TPU in black? :)
 
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What's a gaming power supply unit? Does it make you frag better? Does it give you a speed boost in racing games? Does it let you exceed warp 10?
 

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What's a gaming power supply unit? Does it make you frag better? Does it give you a speed boost in racing games? Does it let you exceed warp 10?
It's the RGB which boosts your gaming skills.

e: Just came home from the post office. :toast:

 
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Hyper-X 8GB DDR4-2400 CL14 SO-DIMM kit (4GB x2) for my STX build. Got busy last year, so I had boxed and mostly forgotten about it. But while looking through my buy-later list the other day I noticed that the RAM had dropped to half the original price, so decided to pick it up.

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Hmm... I think I can even power it on now. Don't have an M.2 for it yet but there's a spare SSD somewhere around here...
 
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Just got one of these, I only have one 1Tb silicon power nvme ATM ,it was in a cheepo adapter, that worked well tbf.
Can't wait for more drive's, it really was plug n play despite not really pushing AMD support (it is supported) and although it drops my GPU to x8 the reduction in performance = 300 ISH in timespy 8335\8036 so not much.
I am staring at ThreadRipper a lot these days.
 

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Hyper-X 8GB DDR4-2400 CL14 SO-DIMM kit (4GB x2) for my STX build. Got busy last year, so I had boxed and mostly forgotten about it. But while looking through my buy-later list the other day I noticed that the RAM had dropped to half the original price, so decided to pick it up.

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Hmm... I think I can even power it on now. Don't have an M.2 for it yet but there's a spare SSD somewhere around here...
Those "normal" looking SO-DIMM slots just look so tiny :3
 
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Found this at Goodwill today...



...an LG Flatron 24EN43V-B 24" 1080p monitor. It was marked $17.49, and student discount day dropped that to $13.12.

Picture quality looks good. No dead pixels or anything. It is a TN panel, but I've been using those for a long time, so it doesn't bother me. I still need to tweak the color settings so it matches my main monitor.



I've switched to a dual monitor setup with this instead of my triple monitor setup with some old 5:4 Dell monitors. We'll see how this goes.



I want to get a proper dual-monitor stand for these at some point.

TN ?

Just got this one at thrift store for 5$ canadian. Linksys EA6900 without power supply but I got some spare here.
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