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Too Cheap to Care Edition.

What are you buyan? Coppan? Any steals from previous purchases? Any good (or bad) experiences? Let's share them!

I recently got a phone case and glass protector for my Zenfone 2 from aliexpress, 64gb sandisk microsd from amazon and pistons 3 from dealextreme... now I have no idea what to buy, the low prices are pretty outrageous desu
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Nothing.
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I copped a TPLink 10000mA/h powerbank couple months ago, supports me breddy solid. Thinking to get a xiaomi pair of headphones.
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I love these threads.
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BTW anon do pistons 3 work with samsung phones? I mean, the volume switcher and next/prev track button.
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>>52529678
>Ritech 3D cardboard glasses - 6 bucks
Working gr8 m8

>Bluetooth gamepad/pointer for Android, iOS and PC - 3 bucks
A bit of lag, decent battery life and build quality.

>Wallet ninja - about a buck each (I got many)
extremely useful. I thought I'd forget about it in a week but I use it almost every day.
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>>52529905
its designed to work with "android phones" so yeah it probably does
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>>52529905
Yeah, it's compatible with android phones.
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>>52529921
forgot pic
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Anon are there any cheap shit chinese e-readers? Fuck kindle nook and kobo, I ain't nearly rich enough for that shit.
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>>52529937
Where are the $1.00 Wallet Ninjas?
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>>52529979
It's....right there dude. A bit to the left of the picture.
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>>52529985
Sorry! Meant what website did you get them from
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>>52530013
I got everything from Aliexpress last october, it was on sale
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Xiaomi MiBand - really nice, I use it with Gadgetbridge, so it's botnet free.
Xiaomi Pistons - the "kevlar" cable broke after 2 months of normal use.
4$ Powerbank - saved my day a lot of times
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>>52529930
who is he/she?
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>>52529985
I think he's asking where you can buy them
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>>52530065
Maki I mean shit
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>>52530065
>current year
>not makiposting
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>>52529921
Thanks man. I couldn't find the gamepad though, could you share a link?
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>>52530151
never mind, got it
http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wireless-Bluetooth-Game-Controller-Joystick-Gaming-Gamepad-for-Android-iOS-Moblie-Smart-Phone-for-iPhone-for/32493900789.html?spm=2114.10010108.0.213.BxznlC
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>>52529930
>>52530136
>maki posting
Kill You'reselves.
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Last thread someone posted a zippo handwarmer and now I want one.

Aren't they dangerous tho?
You're literally putting a flaming ember in your pockets.
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>>52530136
>being a weeb outside of /a/

Back to your containment board
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>>52530286
I think it depends more on what kind of fuel you use.
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Here are some: (Search these on AliExpress)

Multicolor Cord Lead USB Charger Cable Wire Holder Drop Clip Desk Tidy Organiser Organizer

usb flash drive 32gb pendrive 16gb Smart Phone pen drive 8gb OTG usb stick external storage Tablet PC usb 2.0

Hot Metal Earphone Fashion Headphones with 3.5mm Connector Microphone Stereo Bass for iphone ipad MP3 MP4+2 pair Ear cap

Free shipping New DM OTG adaptor OTG function Turn normal USB into Phone USB Flash Drive Mobile Phone Adapters

Smart Bluetooth Tracer GPS Locator Tag Alarm Wallet Key Pet Dog Tracker Finder Blue

Phone Holders for Automobile Steering Wheel Car High Quality Mounts & Holder For all Mobile Phone,GPS,Mp3,Mp4 under 5.2 inch
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>>52530318
>Storage
>Headphones
>on cheap chink sites
no sankyuu, also those headphones look generic, I'd rather go with an established brand like Etymotic or Xiaomi that's also cheap.
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>>52530305
there's a difference?
i thought all lighters used butane
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>>52530353
Actually chink headphones are bit of a lotto. You can get a $3 pair that would be on par with freebie smarthphone headsets and would be literally fucking impossible to kill except by smashing with a rock, or you can pay a $20 and get a shitty Pistons ripoff that would sound like Uncle Lao farting in an empty barrel and maybe live for 2 months if you're lucky.
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>>52530286
It's not a flame. You do use a flame to start the reaction, but it's just lighter fluid reacting with a metal in the head of it. I own one, they get pretty toasty. Though you could just get a nice pair of gloves. And if you do get one anyway, get two. Having to change pockets is a bitch.
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>>52530382
Most disposable lighters use butane, which is a gas. Before that you used to use something called naphtha, which is a liquid fuel. There are benefits to each depending on what and where you plan to use it for.
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Bought this on 11.11 received it on January 7, haven't tested it yet because I just ordered today an 8gb DDR3L stick.
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I just got a few of the KZ IEMs; They don't really sound amazing and if you are looking for some cheap IEMs just save up and buy some that won't suck.
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>>52530652
what are the specs on that thing?
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>>52530061
>Xiaomi Pistons - the "kevlar" cable broke after 2 months of normal use.
It's not "Kevlar". The real ones have actual Kevlar in the cable cores.

If yours didn't, you got fakes.
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>>52529978
just buy their old versions on ebay or look for older quality ereaders
If you're getting an ereader for anything more than batterylife you're literally retarded
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>>52530830
CPU: Core i5 4200y
iGPU: Intel HD 4200
1x SATA 3
1x mini PCI-e
1x half mini PCI-e
1x DDR3L slot up to 8gb 1600mhz
4x USB 3.0
2x USB 2.0
1x HDMI 1.4
1x VGA
1x Speaker jack
1x Mic jack

Its a barebones, price was 135 USD, but since I had a coupon I got it for 115 USD. Bought it for movies and office.
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>>52530289
>complaining about gook toons on a gook toon site owned by a gook
>>>/faggit/
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>>52530979
Pretty neat for that price
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I bought an 'orange pi pc' (cheap chinese raspberry pi ripoff) and now I'm using it to run an IRC client and a webserver.
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>>52530286
shouldn't there be an electronic version of this?
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I just bought a bunch of random shit from gearbest, did I fuck up?

Bought some piston 3s, a solar charger, slingshot (I don't know why), a gook knife and some other odds and ends.
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>>52531063
Did you pay with paypal /credit card or with debit card?
Because if you paid with debit card you fucked up.
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are any of the cheap laptops there actually any good? I want one to fuck around with.
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Any cool gadgets to play around with? (no dildos pls)
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>>52531063
Never had any problem with them.

The solar charger probably is quite useless for most devices, though, unless you somehow got a pretty big higher-end one that I don't know they have.

> a gook knife
Sanrenmu and other brands are fucking good. No problems there...
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>>52531153
the knock-off macbook airs are of particular interest
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>>52531199
A Xiaomi miband 1s perhaps?

Or maybe a mini quadcopter (floureon makes a good one for under $15) or plane.

Maybe also a big high-end quadcopter for $600 with camera and a lot of functions.
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>>52531216
>Sanrenmu and other brands are fucking good. No problems there

More expensive than the Walmart EDC knives that they have
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>>52529978
Nook Simple Touch is what you want. The screen res is kinda low so no chinese comics if you're into that, but for $30 you can't beat it.
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>>52531356
Haven't ever seen a better deal for such knives than Sanrenmu (EDC) or Ganzo (outdoors) knives, apart maybe from the newer Victorinox Swiss Army Knives. They're cheap *and* really good.

Then again, I have no clue about Walmart EDC knives... no Walmarts around here.

I figure Sanrenmu and Ganzo are maybe better, given how many US citizens familiar with these brands refer to them rather than Walmart. (Figures most of them should have a Walmart nearby, right?).
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Google Cardboard for under 2 bucks. Comes with lenses so it should actually work. Only a few more months until it arrives.
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The ads on aliexpress are amazing

>rub network
>fashionable fat appearance

still though, 27$ for a 1200Mbps router isn't bad
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>>52531602
what could rub network mean?
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I just got myself a Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, 180€ shipped from amazon.
Build quality is decent, it feels fast enough, but has trouble charging on some of my wall adapters.
MIUI7 is meh, and I don't want to try rooting the thing for now.

Goes pretty well with my Piston 3.

Other chink includes:
>PC Card USB3 adapter: nice way to refresh my old ass Dell XT2.
>PCI USB Card: again, nice way to upgrade the desktop
>USB 3 card reader: it just werks
>some small Sandisk USB 3 pen drive: surprisingly has the announced capacity and transfer rates.
>USB LED light: it just werks
>10m HDMI cable: for anime on comfy couch
>IR remote for my DSLR and screen/visor protectors: fuck you Nikon for these absurd prices tag.
>USB 3 to SATA adapter: it just werks

I love this shit
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>>52531651
> Xiaomi Redmi Note 2, 180€ shipped from amazon
You paid too much. The better edition of this is ~$160 shipped from China.

> MIUI7 is meh
I like it, lots of neat features. Since you got it from Amazon, maybe install the original ROM & reset right away to crapware that some resellers install.

>>52531602
Pretty funny. But yea, the device and its cheaper 802.11n-only variant are decent.
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>>52531772
I needed it fast, and didn't want to risk customs. It's a stock MIUI, no crapware installed on it. I'm just not very fond of having everything on the homescreen, and not in an app drawer.
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>>52531356
>>52531504
I bought a CRKT flipper from Walmart about 10 years ago for $14, it's still great for edc. use it mostly for cutting boxes and stuff but I keep it in my bag for other uses. the ability to open and close it with one hand is really useful. my only issue is that it's a little small, only like 3".
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>>52531825
> I'm just not very fond of having everything on the homescreen, and not in an app drawer.
Put stuff in folders or install an app drawer (one is even called AppDrawer).
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>>52531102
PayPal, I should be gud right?

>>52531216
I got a senremu, nice!
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>>52531772
>>52531825
does it have expandable storage?
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>>52531886
Yeah, I put everything in organized folders on the second screen already. I'm just more used to stock android look. Maybe it will just be a matter of time.
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Two packages are still missing from 11.11 sales.
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>>52531915
Yes, and it's not on the second SIM slot, so you can have 2 SIMs + a MicroSD
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>>52531951
so I could go for the 16 GB version of Original Xiaomi Redmi Note 2 TD TDD Mobile Phone MTK Helio X10 Octa Core 5.5" 1920X1080P 2GB RAM 13MP MIUI 7 4G FDD LTE Unlocked?
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>>52531996
Well, if it fills your needs, sure.
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Android TV box with HDMI input, less than 70€.

https://blog.danman.eu/using-tronsmart-pavo-m9-for-hdmi-input-streaming/
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>>52531880
I'm actually also mostly using one-hand openable 3" blade length knifes for cutting cardboard boxes and various household stuff. It's a good size for that kind of work.

Mainly the pretty special ~$12 Sanrenmu 7046LTX(-LPR-T3) or the more general purpose $7 Sanrenmu 7010LUC(-SA?). Really rather neat knifes.

Parens for the exact model / color variant, doesn't really matter much.
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>>52532037
yeah, this CRKT really doesn't need replacing at this point. it opens faster than switchblade I've seen once you learn how to do it.
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>>52531902
>I got a senremu, nice!
Never had a badly made Sanrenmu, so I'm sure it'll be fine.

The "worst" from that brand that I ever got was a somewhat impractical but beautiful knife, and even that was only one out of many.

Personally, I really like the brand.

>>52531915
Yes, one microSD slot. Also has dual SIM and replaceable battery, which is about as good as it gets with smartphones, unless you pay a high premium for very special models (e.g. fairphone).
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>>52531996
I'd get the 32GB "prime" version anyways since it's only like $25 extra.

Yea, not quite as perfect a deal, but the internal storage is faster than a microSD is, and you get a marginally faster Helio X10, too.
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>>52530289
>all boards are containment boards
>mfw you think you are not contained
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Ordered some low price shit of Gearbest other week, hopefully they will arrive sometime in the future.

Note I received some phishing mail attempting to get the details for my PayPal address the next day after I ordered, so it's possible this site sells your address to scammers, or they do it themselves. Kek.

I love stupid cheap gadgets from China but there's always that risk of dodgy quality control and swindlers.
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>Elephone Ivory 5" 720p 2.5D curved glass phone for $120 is now indefinitely delayed

Fuck I hope they actually deliver the P9000 on time.
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>>52532200
>dodgy quality control
Yeah I ordered a new usb wall plug thingy from ali express, heated up really quickly like hot in hand after about 5 minutes.
Put it straight in the bin and got my money back, the seller sent me a message to try get me to change the feedback to something good kek
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>>52532159
fuck you
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>>52532091
Well, normal people around here mostly seem to make do with some Victorinox vegetable or pairing knife for their household use. Which are typical "higher-end" supermarket knifes.

I just like to have more neat tools in my life than I strictly need, I guess.
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Everyone should get a Xiaomi 10000mah power bank, cheap, well made and never have to worry about battery life again.
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>>52532347
but i got a 16000mAh one
it shipped from sweden for some reason
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>>52530136
>/a/
>4chan's first board alongside /b/
>containment board

ok kid
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>>52532366
China and Hong Kong post doesn't allow shipping batteries. But your package was only forwarded thru Sweden post, not really posted from Sweden warehouse.
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>>52532381
well isn't that embarrassing >>52530289
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>>52532366
Well that's okay, but for that size I'd probably just jump to their new 20000mAh pack.

The 10000mAh one is something you can really just keep in a pocket, it's remarkable how small it is.
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>>52532347
Well, there's also the Xiaomi 5Ah flat pack or the less economical Xiaomi 20Ah which however has quick charge and yet higher weight/energy stored ratio.

>>52532366
Xiaomi's capacity is real though.

And you also get the output at 5V rather than just the internal capacity. They have fairly efficient electronics to handle this conversion, too.
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It's not "cheap", but there's a carbon fiber tripod that's pretty much as good as the best for under $200
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>>52532031
You dun goofed
Similar chinkboxes are around €35
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>>52532465
tight
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>>52532465
Dic&Mic E302C?
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>>52532472
But does these have HDMI input?
Anyway, it's currently at sale for $49.99.
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Can anyone recommend a cheap spy watch, I need it for my investigative journalism.
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>>52532031
>x265 decoding

I thought hardxare decoding x265 was expensive, because only latest CPUs can do it.
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bought a headphone hanger for two bux including shipping, p sweet if you ask me
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>>52532502
No, inexpensive ARM chipsets with h.265 decoding in hardware have been on the market since at least Q3/Q4 2015 (well, at least that's when I saw them).

They're pretty damn common now. Also, we have plenty of ARM chipsets plus of course the Intel Atoms that can also decode h.265 in software without much trouble.
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>>52532464
Right, but the 20Ah is way overkill for most people (probably great for camping trips) and the 5Ah is about the same size and price as the 10Ah.

The weight ratio of the 20Ah is pretty much down to the plastic construction.
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>>52532488
Literally 1 min search
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>>52532555
I can see only HDMI OUT, not IN.
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>>52532553
> Right, but the 20Ah is way overkill for most people
Probably, in an everyday situation. But QuickCharge 2.0 is definitely still interesting for the phones that support it.

> The weight ratio of the 20Ah is pretty much down to the plastic construction.
I thought it was mostly due to even better batteries.
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>>52530212
>http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Wireless-Bluetooth-Game-Controller-Joystick-Gaming-Gamepad-for-Android-iOS-Moblie-Smart-Phone-for-iPhone-for/32493900789.html?spm=2114.10010108.0.213.BxznlC

8bitDO makes a similarly sized one for $9 that comes with a d-pad and full snes controls (select, start, L, R + 4 face)

Doesn't work on my luunix laptop (without a bunch of hassle) but works ootb fine with my mac.

The full size $30 8bitDO gamepads work out of the box with my linux memepad
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>>52531241

> Battery life: 1 to 1.5 hours

no thx
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>>52532555
i bought that for $35 on amazon.
plus $15 wireless keyboard/trackpad
slow as fuck but $35 what else would you expect.
plays 1080p movies no problem.
also has spdif. just need a 3.5mm headphone jack to rca coax adapter.
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>>52532578

What's the purpose of HDMI IN ?
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>>52530289
>/a/
>containment
4chan was originally an anime site, the only containment board is mlp, that's why mlp is banned on everyboard except mlp and anime isn't banned
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>>52532674
Nah, they both use the same LG 3350mAh 18650 cells.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/35995?page=1#comment-820308
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>>52529937
Every single thing in that picture is cheap chink shit lol

I like it
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>>52532910
Hm, I guess I was wrong then.
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>>52532347
Well okay, I'm intrigued. But which store should I get it from? New to this market.
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Posting some china shit now
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>>52533254
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>>52533222
Banggood or Gearbest and some stores on Aliexpress often have these pretty cheap. $10-13 is a decent price.

There are far more options for stores, though.
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>>52533267
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>Not buying a cheap usb plasma ball from China
how could you
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>>52529678
Got ripped off pretty bad when I bought a phone. Note to self: Don't buy phones.
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>>52533271
Cheapest I got was 14.28 @ gearbest. What's the shipping time from them?
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>>52533390
What phone did you get and what site?
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>>52533254
>not buying OLED version
http://www.ebay.com/itm/USB-3-0-OLED-Battery-Charger-Doctor-Voltage-Current-Power-Capacity-Ammeter-Meter/171435510202?_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D34492%26meid%3D9e01e445f35e4539abf47465e270a4c2%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D111409020399
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One thing I love about living in China is that shit is so cheap here.

I got myself a nice little desktop setup for my MacBook:

17" AOC monitor for 500RMB
Enjoy speakers and subwoofer for 100RMB
Logitech K620 wireless kb+m for 15RMB
Thunderbolt to VGA adapter for 15RMB
WD Elements 1TB external HDD for 390RMB

Also picked up an E Element 7200 mAh power pack for 70 RMB

I've got a pretty sweet setup for such a steal. ZHONGGUO WAN SUI!
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>>52533390
i wanna hear the story anon,

I routinely see these 512GB/ 1TB microSD for $20-50 on sale and idiots buying them/leaving positive reviews too
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>>52533459
And most of sellers asks positive feedback for refund too making things even worse.
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You can get EKG monitors for under $100 that are as good as the pro equipment and will let you monitor in real-time for any problems. Unfortunately, I found out too late.

Some reviews of the older models here

https://www.ndsu.edu/pubweb/~grier/Comparison-handheld-ECG-EKG.html
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>>52533409
>>52533459
Yeah okay.
So I, being a clever kid, decided to get a cheap phone, rite? Octacore, 1Gb, RAM, SD card, don't remember the rest of the specs. I spent a month trying to show AliExpress that the ROM would force-load a fake version of Antutu that said it was the best phone ever, and using BusyBox to show it was horsehockey. Eventually, they said I could get my money back if I returned it, so I did. the seller closed the shop, and Aliexpress released all the money to them. I'm out $150 total at the moment, and waiting to see what becomes of the re-escalation. If that falls through, I've got a four-page postmortem of the experience I'll toasting around and submitting to The Consumerist.
>Hurr hurr idiot
Hey, they were waving their 'buyer protection' around and I thought it'd be similar to my experience with eBay. Boy howdy was I wrong. Support barely speaks Englsh too.
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>>52533571
Just as an aside, if something similar happens to you, save $20, buy a $5 hammer, and smash whatever you got and claim it arrived damaged. You'll save yourself so much grief.
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>>52533395
Maybe we are back to $14. Whatever, that price is quite okay too.

Usually it took longer than two weeks to Europe with free shipping. Most often three weeks, longest was like five weeks.

Express shipping was reliably under six days.
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>>52529678
thinkin about gettin a fiio m3, it's relatively cheap fo what it is, and fiio is a solid brand isn't it?
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Love me some chinese shit.
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>>52533390
Never happened to me, but I buy only at least decent Chinese brands (Xiaomi, Meizu, Doogee, LeTV, Huawei and so on...) from the more reputable sellers on Aliexpress and known good Chinese online stores with a website of their own.

At least you almost know for certain you'll get a genuine phone. And you also know the brand in question had some QA in place. So it usually works out fine.
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>>52533702
>it's relatively cheap fo what it is
$60 for a MP3 player? No, that's not really cheap.

You can get pretty modern smartphones (with a relatively bad, but still better screen) for that.
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>>52533719
I ended up getting a Lenovo phone which seems to be pretty decent, but the utter lack of support on their end leave me a little salty. eBay sellers may bitch about how tough eBay is, but at least that means that buyers feel safe buying from there.
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>>52530253
Report it. It is avatarfagging stage now.
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>>52533746
mp3 player with built in dac
also smartphone sound quality is shit and most of them use that shitty 2.5 jack instead of the 3mm jack
and round these parts at leas you'll pay at least thirtyish bucks for non expandable poorly made mp3 player.

having said all that, I'm open to suggestion is you have a viable alternative besides a smartphone for the same or less money
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>>52532725
Record shit obviously sempai.

You have to watch out for them though, devices that can record HDMI streams are generally "illegal" unless you sign away that you're not going to do anything illegal with them.
It's possible that they an be confiscated by customs with no warning.
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>>52533487
I suspect there's a story behind this, but anyway thanks, I had no idea these existed.
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>>52529978
I got kobo aura for $50 nigger
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>>52533286
where and how much
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>>52533797
> also smartphone sound quality is shit
It is? Never had a problem with either the relatively cheap Xiaomis (~$120, some $160) or my brother's smartphone that actually was around $70 back then. Or the HTC we had in the past.

My hearing is very good, but I guess my standards could just be low.

> and round these parts at leas you'll pay at least thirtyish bucks for non expandable poorly made mp3 player.
Yea, but certainly not on Aliexpress. Poorly made is ~$1.

Pretty decent is $10-30. Well, or so I heard - as I already indicated, I went with muh smartphone for a long time now.

You might just want to browse the respective category on Aliexpress for a bit?
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>>52533860
> devices that can record HDMI streams are generally "illegal" unless you sign away that you're not going to do anything illegal with them.
Seriously? Wow, the copyright mafia has quite wildly succeeded in getting support from the US government, hasn't it? And only some years after recording functionality was part of about everyone's home setup, too...
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>>52534110
You're still allowed to record, that's why stores still sell DVRs. It's just recording directly from HDMI is illegal, because the HDMI association loves those media production company's dollars.
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>>52530061bou>>52530061
Bought a Xiaomi redmi note 3 a month ago. Best phone for the price range (170 US or 250 AUD) Sick of my pleb tier iphone 4 I've had over the past few years and this really brought the goods
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>>52534063
meh to get a smartphone that has decent quality I'd have to pay a bit more than what I'd spend on the m3, and I don't see investing in a good smartphone when I already have a decent one and I hardly ever call/text anyone anyways but whatevs man, have a good day
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>>52534165
It's because HDCP is supposed to ensure a direct link between the playback device and the screen, but devices that can pretend to be end points for HDCP can allow copying of copy protected material and thus their distribution is restricted.

But it's fucking pointless when you can stick the BD in a drive on your computer and rip it in a couple of clicks, however consoles also use HDCP for their output, so if you want good recording of a console's output you need such a device.
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what cheap chinese device will allow me to watch animoos for long hours?
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>>52529937
what is that controller?
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Do they sell dildos of the dragon variety?
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Thinking of buying a Teclast X2 Pro. It looks neat, and would replace in a good way my current laptop.
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>>52534612
yes, check out baddragon
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>>52534494
A tablet, smartphone, or if it's not supposed to be portable, some Windows or Android media box.
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do the chinks make decent monitors on the cheap?

i'm just looking for a 1080p monitor that also swivels but so far i can only find dell ultrasharps which are great (having used them for work in the past), but too expensive for me right now.

i don't really care much about the technical details, all i'm really looking for right now is a 1080p monitor between 19'' and 24'', that can also rotate.

If all else fails i might just pick up a stand
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>>52529678
How can I get my hands on a really cheap pair of fake beats headphones?
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>>52534824
just go to ali express and search for headphones.

there's probably going to be some on the first page that look identical to beats
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>>52534612
Of course.
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>>52529725
Jokes on you, everything is made in China. You just pay that jew 10000% makeup
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>>52534909
>no Push It to the Limit-music
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>>52534778
> do the chinks make decent monitors on the cheap?
You could get a fairly inexpensive 70" Mi TV 3 as a display if you are in China and can grab one. Shipping it internationally will probably cost you, though.

Also, mainland PRC doesn't make too many displays, as far as I know, though of course it assembles many devices that have them.

It's almost all from S.Korea, Japan, and RoC,
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>>52534884
What if I want some with a beats logo?
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>>52531624
rub(bish) network probably

the kids shorten it to rub these days

some examples

>"man, these shoes are so rub!"
>"quit that rub, bruv!"
>"I told him I thought that was a load of rub."
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>>52534932
>It's almost all from S.Korea, Japan, and RoC,

damn. i know korea has been killing it on the IPS displays and 4k monitors for a while, but they're just as expensive as other "local" brands even before shipping, similar with Japan.

I'm not really looking for anything outlandish. I just want a decent resolution but i'm primarily looking for the rotation, since most of the monitors i can find on amazon/newegg/brick and mortars for cheap don't support mounts, so i was hoping that china could come through on that.
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>>52532031
>1GB RAM
>last gen MStar SoC

yeah, have fun with it for 2 months, then tear your hair out because it freezes every 45 minutes. I've been there.

Should've gone with S905/S812 or RK3368
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>>52534909
Her fucking face. I bet she took a few home for testing.
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>>52532555
>he doesn't know the difference between input and output

what are you even doing here?
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>>52534778
Bro you can get 24" 1080p IPS monitors for $90-120
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>>52534964
logo is copyrighted, this is the #1 reason for fake chinese luxury accessories getting confiscated. when they use a chanel or beats logo it becomes illegal.
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>>52534964
buy the ones with beats logos.

most of them just have a tearaway sticker that reveals the logo. If they didn't do that your product would get held back by customs.
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MiniPro TL866 universal programmer.

Cheap as chips, around $35, and programs almost every chip under the sun, and more with some adapters. There's even home made software for linux that works with them.

https://github.com/vdudouyt/minipro
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>>52534964
Why the fuck would you want to be associated with that brand, ever?
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>>52535070
What kinds of chips would you program with this? I'm sorry, I'm just intrigued but I have no idea what this would do.
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>>52535119
EEPROMs, PICs, ATMEGAs, ATTINYs, ATMEL chips, CMOS chips, fuck, rather what doesn't this thing program.
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>>52534909
why is jean-ralphio there?

i need sauce
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>>52534924
>b-b-but muh reputable brand names
>b-b-but muh quality control

Even my girlfriend from Hong Kong refuses to buy shit from the mainland and complains to me that all the electronics I've bought in China are going to explode or catch fire. Hell naw, this shit is good and it's cheap, I'm not paying the Jew the money for his fancy little logo.
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>>52535282
lel women are dumb
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>>52535198
So you write the instructions, load them into the chip, and then what? Where do you put the chip? I had a microprocessor course in my first year in uni but I don't think I ever touched on this, we just emulated it.
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>>52535282
If it's a reputable company, you're paying for quality control.
But go ahead and keep wasting your money on rebuying things over and over.
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>>52533267
This exact same device came with my samsung SSD but without the shit text on it. very handy thing
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I want an android TV box. After research I figured the S812 is the fastest CPU, but the cheapest ones I can find are still like $50-60. I searched the same product on amazon and the reviews all say "I got this product for free so I can review it." How can I get in on that? I found amz review trader and searched and found the same box for $23, awesome price, fulfilled by amazon, but its still not free. Anyone know how to get a free one?
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>>52535299
>Where do you put the chip?
Into your project? I don't really understand the question, if you want to know how to use chips in projects you'll probably need to study Electrical Engineering as a hobby.
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Are kalih switches good?
I want a cheap mechanical keyboard
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Just got scammed by a chink on ebay with a package that never arrived. I didn't release the time to leave feedback was only 60 days, I thought it was longer. Literally must be like 1-2 days over as well since it checked only days ago and I could then. Motherfucker was buying his time with stalling messages and I didn't see it. Is there anything I can do or am I fucked?
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>>52535353
alright man, clearly this is way over my head, thanks for replying anyway!
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Been thinking about getting these for my car

Thoughts?
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>>52535429
get a few strips instead
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>>52535463
It's to replace the factory halogen lights though, inside and out
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which is better for shipping to NA. alieexpress or dealextrene
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>>52535476
Works great. I rarely have problems with cheap led in the car. I used these to replace my dash lights.

If you're thinking about led for taillights though they are often too dim.

My caveman technology chinese part in the pic
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>>52535476
>driving late at night
>some faggot is driving around with retrofitted LED headlights
>he gets behind me
>his headlights are glaring at me SO FUCKING HARD
>i can't even look at my mirrors or the road ahead of me because of all the glare and ambient light being projected into my car
FUCK YOU
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>>52535429
I heard those perform worse than halogens because they don't really concentrate or aim light properly. I'm not sure if it's true though.
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>>52535476
>inside and out

wat. everything uses different size bulbs from dome, cabin lighting, clusters, exterior running, etc
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>>52531902
If you paid via Paypal you are good to go.
If a package get lost, sometimes gearbest doesn't want to respond and refund via paypal might be the only way to save your money.
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>>52535620
Chinese dizzy? For what?
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>>52535620
>>52535639
>>52535642
guise pls, these are for the interior and side markers
pic related

>>52535692
I double checked everything using the tool on super bright leds, my car uses the same size for most of these things, except the front and back trunk lights
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>>52535315
I have been using the same dirt-cheap chinese noname android phone for the last 5 years, and it has been running perfectly since I bought it.

Stay delusional.
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>>52535025
with shit colors
might as well grab $20 monitors used from Craigslist with higher SRGB values
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>>52535782
>he can't calibrate a monitor
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>>52533286
>>52534053

I STRONGLY recommend the ones that actually have a case fully surrounding the battery, unless you're keen on LITERAL HOUSEFIRES

ebay search "18650 power bank"

1x 18650: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Power-Bank-Backup-External-Battery-Charger-18650-for-Phone-Mobile-CAFO-ONLY-CASE-/291548896345

2x 18650 (my favorite, includes LED flashlight): http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-USB-LED-Power-Bank-Charger-2pcs-18650-Li-ion-Battery-Box-Case-Holder-/181832442798

Finding high-quality 18650 's is left as an exercise for the reader.
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>>52535555
Aliexpress is a marketplace like eBay. Sellers offer different shipping methods from different places.

DX is a big shop with some warehouses in various places, some of which you can intentionally pick. They also offer a bunch of shipping methods from these locations.

Basically, it obviously depends on what you order from where with what exact shipping option.

Both give you indication how long it might take, though.
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>>52535910
Damn, aliexpress seems to be the cheaper choice. But then i have to depend on 10 different little nip monkeys to not fuck up my orders.
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>>52535902
>I STRONGLY recommend the ones that actually have a case fully surrounding the battery, unless you're keen on LITERAL HOUSEFIRES
> ebay linkage to craptastic enclosures
Unlike with the much better ML-102, I *strongly* suggest to use the cases you just listed *only* for discharging protected batteries.

If you charge 18650s with that kind of cheap shit -or maybe even just discharge unprotected ones-, you are asking for house fires far more than when you "risk" them getting punctured in a ML-102 v9.
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>>52535941
> But then i have to depend on 10 different little nip monkeys to not fuck up my orders.
I think you depended on a lot more than 10 already, seeing how everything is Chinese now.

And they're quite good at shipping stuff for ridiculously cheap, just let 'em do their thing.
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>>52536002
I mean, im ordering like 10 different items at once. ALiexpress means im ordering from 10 different vendors vs just the one on dealextreme
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I ordered an anime wallet.
Hopefully it lasts 3 years just like my last anime wallet did.
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>>52529678
Cube i7 stylus

Boss

As

Fuck
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>>52535969

mostly just worried about the battery slipping out of that thing when it's in your bag or pocket etc.

Even most "protected" batteries will still allow 20 - 30 A discharge before blowing the internal fuse, which would make me rather nervous rattling around inside a backpack.

Unless you can show me pictures of the board layout and chips + firmware/ destructive testing of that ML-102 I'm a bit doubtful that it's any safer. I've bounced mine off the over-current limiter for an hour straight and no significant temperature rise or magic smoke/any kind of damage etc.

>I paid more for it therefore it's better
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>>52532514
Link
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>>52534200
Looking at buying the same phone. Is it uncomfortably big? Or maybe the newly released xiaomi redmi 3 (still has figer scanner plus SD slot which the note doesnnt have)
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>>52536107
But why?
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>>52533750
Well, the lack of support would probably be not better in eBay, as they are just sellers and not any tech support, same as in aliexpress.
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>>52536275
> mostly just worried about the battery slipping out of that thing when it's in your bag or pocket etc.
Won't happen easily, batteries are tight in the ML-102.

> Even most "protected" batteries will still allow 20 - 30 A discharge before blowing the internal fuse, which would make me rather nervous rattling around inside a backpack.
... not sure how you're going to short it even when it's loose, but okay.

> Unless you can show me pictures of the board layout and chips + firmware/ destructive testing of that ML-102 I'm a bit doubtful that it's any safer
Don't have more than this:
http://lygte-info.dk/review/Review%20Charger%20ML-102%20V8.0%202015%20UK.html
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>>52529678
I have a $99 LASER tablet, great for a toilet tablet
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>>52529978
Try getting an old nook.

You can get a first gen for literally <$30, though usually not with free shipping
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>>52536117
I have been willing to get one of these. How's the performance? You going to out Linux on it? How's the build quality and the screen? Does it feel premium?
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>>52536489
I have small-ish hands & still don't have any problems. Phone itself is great but a couple cons:
Some settings and apps locked to mandarin
Unless you have Xiaomi earphones the volume control buttons won't work
International roaming won't turn off for some reason but that could just be my carrier
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>>52536489
Got the Note 2, same thing with removable but smaller battery, microSD, plastic body and no fingerprint scanner.

It's only perhaps too big for kids. Figures adults can hold it fine.

> Or maybe the newly released xiaomi redmi 3 (still has figer scanner plus SD slot which the note doesnnt have)
Maybe, or the Note 2.

Note that on the Redmi 3 you now have to get an unlock code from Xiaomi to get root. The process is currently a bit of a pain in the arse.
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>>52536723
Ah, that's not just the Redmi 3, but also the Redmi Note 3 and future devices (according to Xiaomi right now).

And the actual process is currently a pain in the arse because you need a MIUI login and need to wait for a response and can only do it like once a month, not just that you have to do it at all.

http://en.miui.com/thread-201477-1-1.html
http://en.miui.com/thread-202290-1-1.html
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>>52531199
an1 smartwatch
literally just a full android phone
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>>52529930
>>52530136
Fucking whore.
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>>52529978
keep buying cheap chink shit and sooner than later you won't have any money since a chink will have taken your job
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>>52536876
Get a load of this cuck.
He works in a sweatshop and projects his career on to others
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>>52536876
As it has always happened when the Japenese, Germans, Italians, Clapistani or whoever made something cheaper than it was elsewhere and exported it, right?

Actually, you're probably going to get their product either way. It's just a question if you want to pay some layers of domestic middle men importers and traders more than postal services.
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>>52535716
>cool white interior light
Gross anon, get at least warm white (2700k) led
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I fucking love these threads, sempais. Last bath of parcels I got was a pair of KZ iems (ATE and some other really small metal ones, a counterfeit fox 599 kerambit which works just like the real thing, a bunch of Jinhao Fountain pens and lingerie for the wife. I'm thinking about getting one of those hand warmers, any suggestions?
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>>52535798
Well I don't have calibrating tools and my eyes are probably not going to get good values compared to a what a tool can do or factory calibrated to 99%+ srgb
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>>52535371
Paypal extended their refund policy from 40 days to 6 months. Try complaining to paypal anon
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>>52531023
How's performance? I want one for my tv but I'm hesitant at that price.
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>>52537252
Thanks, I didn't know about that. Will give it a try.
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>currently live in Taipei
>thought it would ship faster because it's only several miles away
>none of them actually ships to Taiwan

How do i get around this shit?
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>>52532689
What distro are you running?
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>>52530652
What's the model on that?
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>>52536107
What anime? Is it Maki?
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>>52537070
Not him but pure white looks better, especially on black leather interiors
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>>52529937
is it worth getting/better than cardboard?
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>>52529678
I'm sitting on 20 phones that were price errored 3 days ago. I bought 20 phones for 16 cents a piece. Some zenphone 2s lenovo vibes and some chinese knockoff shitters. They havent been refunded when some others were. I think I'm in the clear anons
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>>52537607
Well the model varies depending on the CPU, search it as "Core i3 (or i5) mini pc".
There are the smaller ones with Core i3 4020y or Core i5 4200y.

The medium ones with Core i3 5005u or Core i5 4200u/5200u

And the bigger ones with Core i5 4258u/5257u or Core i7 4500u/5557u.

The seller I got it from is Eglobal, they have two stores and have free shipping via DHL but you will pay customs fees.
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>>52537658
what kind of phones anon? would you be interested in reselling one at a fair price?
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>>52535639
LED headlights are nowhere near as bad as HIDs in halogen housings
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I bought a chinese mic arm for $10 on ebay
With a bit of tightning and duct tape around the threaded adaptor it works great
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>>52537658
Holy shit

Would....you be interested in selling one to me? I'm no burger so I'll have to put up with yojr increasibgly skyrocketing burgerbux, but I'm very intefested in ZF2
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>>52537748
5 x Asus zenphone 2
5 x Lenovo Vibe P1
5 x Lenovo Vibe X2
5 x Xaoimi Red Note 3

Honestly if they ship I'll shit my pants. I still have an S3 cuz im a broke ass student but 4chan showed me tinydeals the day of price error. I am interested in selling them but I kinda wanna sell them for at least 75 to 100 a pop if possible.
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>>52537790
Same anon here
I ordered a lot more but they were caught by the auto processing and cancelled.
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>>52537790
Where did you get them? From ebay like site or a reseller like DX?
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>>52537821
Tinydeals had price errors on a shit load of phones.
i ordered about 60 originally but the other orders were cancelled by the auto processing system because of price errors.
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>>52535706
For my 1972 cheby truck mang. Has an old points system in it. They seem to get pretty good reviews. Looks like an msd streetfire clone. 45 dollars
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>>52537529
Your best bets are to:

1. Try and get it shipped from Hong Kong
2. Take a trip to the mainland and go on a shopping spree

If you choose the latter, I recommend going to Huaqiangbei in Shenzhen, it is technology heaven.
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>>52537845
I looked it up too and saw great reviews. I drive a japanese inline 6 but knowing someone makes cheap electronics for engines is exciting.
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>>52536876

>I produce commodity shit

produce a better product that the chinks can't steal. Find a different market with more barriers to entry

Will be quite a while before people trust cheap chinese electric cars :^)
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Are magnetic phone chargers a meme?
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>>52531356
> Everyday carry knives
The biggest meme of them all. I have never met anyone who carried knives after I graduated highschool that wasn't for their job.
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>>52536088
Depends on what you're buying whether this is good or bad. Unrelated trinkets, fuck yeah spread the deliveries out. 10 items is like your personal hannukah of cheap shite. If, however, you're buying 10 different things for a project you'd definitely want DX because the odds of one thing failing of 10 orders are much higher than a single order of 10 and have the same net effect.
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>>52538334
If your time isn't completely worthless, you will order your electronic components from a company located on the same continent and pay extra to have it arrive within several days and not 3 months via mail barge
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>>52538356
Yeah while waiting for my trinkets to arrive I just stare at the postbox for 3 months.
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>>52529898
Thats absolutely fine, but try not to make /g/ more consumer tech focused by posting about consumer tech outside these threads.
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Its probably the cheapest KB I've ever used, got it new in box for 4 dollars.

It's not nearly as bad as I was expecting it to be!
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I'll make a list of shit that I bought and a basic overview.

>xiaomi piston 2-great headphones for the price, they're discontinued I believe.
>xiaomi in ear monitors- newest xiaomi earphones. Did not try them as they were a gift for a friend, but pretty good from what I hear
>cree q5 flashlight-GOAT flashlight for $3.50
>orange pi -could not get it to boot, so I set it aside. Should try again.
>USB OTG adapter- alright for 25 cents. Would buy a more expensive one though, because the micro USB side fell apart, but it still works.
>jin hao 599- cheap fountain pen, but writes well, especially for one that cost only a dollar
>redcircle 600-rotring 600 clone. Full metal, writes alright.
>Xbox 360 wireless controller pc adapter-works really well. Nothing else to say
>Track point caps-pretty hit or miss. Ordered two packs from different companies. One was a 3 pack sampler, which ended up being OEM. The other was a pack of 10 soft domes, which are pretty bad. They are poorly cast, and are to soft.

Any recommendations of things to buy?

Also, has anyone ever bought adult toys on aliexpress? Some of them look pretty funny, and possibly dangerous.
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>>52532502
Not really, my cheap 150$ chinkphone supports h265 1080p decoding
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>>52531049
Search for "snapdragon 810"
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>>52538467
What model phone?
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I've had mostly good lick buying cree flashlights from DX. The best one I've bought is the Ultrafire WF-502b. Fucker is bright and throws a beam a good distance.

I had back luck with two of the Ultrafire C3s I bought. After a while they would start to flicker and dim. I think they could have used some reflowing of the solder in the switch, but I just chucked em.
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I'll make a list as well.

>Sephia SP3060 earphones, came with lots of earbuds. Excellent for the price.
>BM-100FX chinkshit condenser mic, works like a dream for simple guitar recordings.
>iNew V1 chinkdroid. Cost me 100 euro and is already the best phone I ever had.
The only downside being that you can't find any stable ROMs for it.
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>>52538388
Buying cheap electronics for tinkering with is more tech than gentoo or desktop threads, idiot.
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Any good cheap mice?

>>52538416
Could you give me a link to the iems?
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>>52538484
Lenovo K3 Note
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>>52538388
Yeah, because having a thread like this once in a while which contains cheap and fun technology instead of the /bst/ and desktop circlejerks is going to ruin this board.
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>>52538518
>>52538498
Well to be fair, /g/ is already pretty much irredeemable, /diy/ is where all the tech is at. So in, short, go crazy
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>>52538508
http://www.gearbest.com/earbud-headphones/pp_261864.html
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There's some nice headphones you can get from China if you follow the China thread on head-fi forums.
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>>52538388

This isn't consumer tech
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>>52534909
That video just made my night. Thanks anon.
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Anything interesting you guys have done with cheap imports?
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I bought these PC fans that had absolutely ridiculous stats, like 4x high-end fans.

But I'm too stupid to figure out what kind of controller I need for them so I can't use them.
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>>52539540
Because they spin too fast?
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>>52535941
They do a good job usually, be patient because slow boat from. The biggest problems I have had have been skewed representation. Also innacurate thermometers. - watch out for products that need precision final manufacture (electronics doesn't).

But price difference is so ridiculous the fails get made back. Get genuine branded guaranteed part in a local store for $80. Or try a $8 knockoff that probably works, or failing that the original manufactured but unbranded part might also be available, for say $40.
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>>52539784
No, they don't spin at all, or they barely spin if I leave it half connected.
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>>52539897
Weird, so they don't operate under full 12v? But they will spin at 5 or 7v (whichever pins are making contact half plugged in).
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>>52539986
Found a link. They don't move at all without the 4th pin.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-Delta-3-9A-violent-fan-12CM-the-best-TFC1212DE-oversized-air-volume-four-wire/787435543.html
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>>52540030
Delta fans are great, you got a PWM fan so yeah you should put that on a PWM header and be good to go. Is it for a case or CPU?
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>>52533286
Fuck, I miss my GNex so much.
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>>52529678
bought 8x8GB flash drives from officeworks for $22 Australian total
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>>52540054
It's for my server case. I tried motherboard headers without any luck, and I also tried a cheap PWM fan controller off eBay. Can you recommend one that you think will work? Even better would be some way to wire them so they're just full blast constantly.
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>>52540081
They should run 100% without the 4th pin plugged in, so I don't understand why it doesn't. May be an issue with the motherboard's bios, the speed curve it uses.
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>>52538260
They work, but I'm really not convinced they offer any worthwhile advantage over charging phones with a cable.

Plugging a phone in isn't difficult, and you need to do practically it in the same place anyways.
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>>52537529
Taobao doesn't work?
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OP being a racist piece of shit. Fuck you, white kid.
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>>52540216
Topkek. I wouldn't be surprised, since for the most part you need a mainland bank account or a mainland cellphone subscription to open an alipay account and purchase stuff on taobao.
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>>52540277
I heard it was easy enough to use before, but it figures it's a bit difficult since the usual RoC<->PRC squabbles happened:
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/economy/article/1802222/taiwan-gives-alibabas-taobao-six-months-leave-imposes-modest-fine

http://www.cnet.com/news/alibaba-ipo-leads-to-ejection-from-taiwan/

http://www.cnet.com/news/taiwan-evicts-online-marketplace-taobao-for-investment-rule-violation/

I don't know what happened after that. Maybe there is a convenient way for you, maybe not.
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Waiting for shit is the worst. A lot of sellers seem to give tracking numbers that are absolutely no use. I hate when I have to decide if something is just running slow or if it's never coming.

I'm still super stoked for my tree elves though. I'm going to grow some house plants and hide the tree elves with the plants.
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>>52535070
where to cop?
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>>52536774
I created my Mi account straightaway after turning the phone on out the box. No delay and was using the phone to the fullest 30 mins later
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>>52529905
On my OPO all 3 buttons worked; but on the 1st gen moto g the volume buttons do nothing
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>>52532381
So you're saying /a/ is a containment board just like /b/?
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>>52540483
Uh, it's not a problem with regular use when you turn on the phone.

It's about having to flash the Chinese developer ROM, having to create and log into a MI account on the phone, ask and wait maybe weeks for an unlock code that might even get refused, then use a Chinese Windows-only desktop software to get bootloader / root unlock.

At every step there's something that is annoying to a lot of people. It deserves a warning.

Used to be so easy too, you could just flash a root.zip or TWRP or anything from the stock recovery...
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>>52529678
i got one of those cheap BM750 3.5mm stereo condenser mics for $20, along with a crane neck mic stand for another $20, and i was pretty impressed. didn't even need a pre-amp or Phantom.
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I bought a USB OTG adapter and got this. It's called 'Wisdom game.' Who wants me to play it?
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>>52540820
forgot img
>>52540820
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>>52540351
Thing is though, so much electronics is manufactured in Taiwan, can't you people get home-sourced goods for even cheaper than mainlaind zh?
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>>52540841
Did you just finish sticking that thumb up your pooper?
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>>52540891
no
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>>52540841
wha it was just included?
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>>52541034
Nope, they delivered this instead of the adapter. Seller is saying they'll send me the USB OTG I actually bought.
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>>52533433
I'd rather pay more for tech than getting cancer from air pollution.
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>>52540879
I'm not on Taiwan, but Taiwan only has ~25million people, ~1/3 the population of Germany or ~3 times the population of little Switzerland.

It's very unrealistic to expect all interesting goods to be home-made, despite there being a bunch of strong companies in the electronics sector.
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>>52535798
Movie Colorist here, there's a limit to what you can achieve with calibration. If the monitor can't display a color it won't magically be able to do it after calibration.
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>>52541051
I bet you think paying a western intermediary trader to slap a different label on Chinese goods solves their pollution from resource extraction & manufacturing.

Or from traffic and heating and so on (which is also what presumably pollutes your air).
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>>52537529
Gearbest ships to Taiwan for FREE
Taobao ships to Taiwan too for 14~20 RMB

KH here
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>>52540277
>>52540351


Taobao works in Taiwan, all you need is the Taiwan Post Office Debit Visa card.
Download Taobao app
Create account
Use the TPO Debit Visa card on checkout.

The mobile app will automagically create all your alipay shit and link them together with auto login and everything.

Haven't bought any electronics recently, but I bought pic related just a few days ago.
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>>52529678
just got through welding with a chineese welding mask. got arc burn. 0/10 would not recommend.
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>>52541273
I guess they resolved that dispute somehow and it is still easy to use, then.

> pic related
Looks nice.
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>>52540384
I got mine from Aliexpress, $35 free shipping. Just search for MiniPro TL866 and sort by price.
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>>52541328
They didn't resolve the dispute, it's just that they started working with VISA for western transactions and the TPO Debit VISA is on the same international VISA system so the card goes through.

Some of the local small bank VISAs don't work.
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>>52541287
I'll buy everything but safety gear from china. For things that protect you, your life is worth more than the money you save from a Chinese mom who doesn't care.
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>>52529930
>>52540513
On my LG L9 II only long press of pause button worked (which would bring up google search), volume and pause short press did nothing . On meizu m2 note all of the buttons work. It's weird. If your phone is newish they should work most likely.
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>>52541109
More eco-friendly to import things from China in bulk though.
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>>52542401
>still falling for the environmental meme
>anno domini 2016
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>>52542429
I'm not really an environmentalist but I think questions like "Will keep doing that fuck us in the future?" are legitimate.
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Here's my Chink video converter box. Works pretty well.
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Hey guys, i'm considering getting a Z77 board from aliexpress. What are the odds the gooks will sell me broken knockoffs?
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Anyone remember those chink flip phones where the screen went sideways?
Do they still sell those?
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>>52542467
Wait, can I use one of these to play ps2 games on my monitor? If so, is there any latency?
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>>52542772
That's exactly what I use it for. I have not noticed any latency, but the image quality not perfect, although I'm fine with it.
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>>52542798
Oh fuck that's amazing
How much was it?
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>>52542807
Around 10 bucks with free shipping if I recall correctly.
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>>52541273
That's really cute anon, c-could you post p-pics?
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