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BlitzWolf has 7 different offerings for budget true wireless earbuds
A bewildering array of choices and sometimes Steve Jobs' single option "Apple knows best" can be comforting for many users. I'd bought the BlirzWolf BW-FYE1 and then thought afterwards I'd bought an old model as there was also a version 4 and 7 but getting out of the Apple mode of thinking made me realise they are choices.
I found this comparison chart that BlitzWolf has and at their budget prices, I'm thinking of just ordering a set of BW-FYE4's just to try out. It's a pity that some options use different button press shortcuts so buying all 7 could be confusing to use.
For the BW-FYE1's I have played them in stereo mode with Spotify music for a solid two hours and the batteries were down to 60% indicating they are probably good for a 4 hour stretch at a time. It's a useful benchmark to do so that you can repeat it after a year or two and see how the battery is still performing.
BlitzWorld Earbuds - Shows charge status of each earbud through the cover
Ford rental car had both Apple and Android Auto support
Android Auto working with Waze here. Hotel in background was where I was staying.
Video of one of the standfard analogue faces on the Ticwatch Pro
Ticwatch Pro - thickness comparison with LG Watch Sport
Although the TicWatch looked much thicker at first, it was a trick of the design as they are in fact about the same thickness. The shape of the LG just makes it look a bit flatter. The TicWatch's base is a shiny stainless steel whilst the LG's is a matt colour.
Ticwatch Pro - Smartwatch screen Mode
The fact that its DPI s slightly lower than my LG Watch Sport is really not noticeable to the naked eye. The watch comes with some nice default watch faces and of course you can still pick from all the Wear OS faces as well as Watchmaker faces.
Ticwatch Pro - Essential Mode screen
The watch has two screens and this one will power the watch for up to 30 days if running only in this mode. It has the added advantage of being visible in bright sunlight. In default mixed mode this screen comes on whenever the backlit smartscreen fades out. Once the battery starts to run really low the watch will default to this mode to extend battery life but another 2 to 5 days.
Ticwatch Pro - watch powering up for the first time
Ticwatch Pro - Box just opened
Ticwatch Pro - with brown leather strap and glass protectors
Ticwatch Pro - just delievred in its Amazon box
Took exactly 7 days to arrive including clearing through Customs which shows a proper courier service beats postal service to postal service delivery any day... 7 days versus 2 months!
Brother P-Touch H110 Label Printer
Finally realised I needed a labelling printer and bought one today - helping me to organise my cables, drawers, etc
Apart from the fact my handwriting is terrible and even I can't often make it out, I finally realised yesterday that all these USB-C, Mini-USB, camera, two similar Fitbit cables, an Apple cable, etc all look fairly similar (especially to my wife) so I decided I really did need a labelling printer and went out and bought one.
I used to scoff when I saw these "useless gadgets" in the stores and I just never saw any useful need for them. Maybe the cleaning out some boxes yesterday got me in the organising mood I don't know but when I decided I wanted one they were nowhere to be found in a store. I went to Makro (who had sold out because they had a special on) and no stores at Canal Walk Mall had either (including both computer shops). So ironic as I remember only a week ago still seeing them on a display somewhere but I had no idea where. After a third trip I got the very last one at Waltons at Tyger Valley Shopping Centre... funny when you're looking for something you can't find it, but when you're not they are all over the place.
I got the Brother P-Touch H110 mainly because of the easy-to-use cable label feature. Seems the Brother models are a bit notorious for wasted label tape lengths (due to the positioning of the cutter says Brother, but label tape is quite expensive so I suppose they benefit from the waste). There are a few tricks to get around this like don't print each label separately, but put the text one after each other and leave a double space between, and cut it with a pair of scissors, or use the chain printing function (although to be honest I tried it but it either needs a rocket scientist or a Chinese speaker to figure it out as what the manual says and what the display says, are two different things).
Anyway, all cables, some light switches, antenna cables, the alarm system and my whisky is all labelled (whiskey is so my wife does not give out my good stuff by mistake if anyone visits - the label that says "best whisky" is my worst whisky).
There are actually lots of uses for label printers:
* Multifunction switches
* Electrical distribution board
* On laptops etc to be returned if lost
* Anything that must be used in sequence
* On item you loan out
* Bike helmets
Garmin Dash Cam 55 Travelapse Video
Sonoff Wifi Smart Switch working with Google Home (Video)
Turn up the volume a bit if you do not hear my Google Home speaker responding. In hindsight I should have placed this nearer the speaker, which was in the next room.
Sonoff Wifi Smart Switch handles up to 10A
Sonoff Wifi Smart Switch - Option to share management of the switch
Sonoff Wifi Smart Switch - adding to Google Home
I needed to select the Smart We Link option
Sonoff Wifi Smart Switch - Timer options to turn off or turn on
Sonoff Wifi Smart Switch - Loop timer options
Sonoff Wifi Smart Switch - Timer schedule