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
>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.
Yeah, it's compatible with android phones.
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
never mind, got it
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
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.
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.
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.
Bought this on 11.11 received it on January 7, haven't tested it yet because I just ordered today an 8gb DDR3L stick.
>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.
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 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.
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...
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 $600 with camera and a lot of functions.
Haven't ever seen a better deal for such knives than Sanrenmu (EDC) or Ganzo (outdoors) knives, apart maybe from the newer Victorinox Swiss Army Knives. They're cheap *and* really good.
Then again, I have no clue about Walmart EDC knives... no Walmarts around here.
I figure Sanrenmu and Ganzo are maybe better, given how many US citizens familiar with these brands refer to them rather than Walmart. (Figures most of them should have a Walmart nearby, right?).
The ads on aliexpress are amazing
>fashionable fat appearance
still though, 27$ for a 1200Mbps router isn't bad
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
> 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.
Pretty funny. But yea, the device and its cheaper 802.11n-only variant are decent.
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.
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".
Two packages are still missing from 11.11 sales.
Android TV box with HDMI input, less than 70€.
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.
>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.
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).
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.
>all boards are containment boards
>mfw you think you are not contained
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.
>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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Literally 1 min search
> 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.
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
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.
>Not buying a cheap usb plasma ball from China
how could you
>not buying OLED version
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
>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.
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.
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
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.
> 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?
> 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...
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.
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
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
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.
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
> 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,
>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.
>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
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.
>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.
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.
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?
>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.
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?
Been thinking about getting these for my car
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
>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
guise pls, these are for the interior and side markers
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
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.
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.
>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.
> 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.
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
> 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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
>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 :^)
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
There's some nice headphones you can get from China if you follow the China thread on head-fi forums.
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.
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).
Found a link. They don't move at all without the 4th pin.
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.
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.
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.
I heard it was easy enough to use before, but it figures it's a bit difficult since the usual RoC<->PRC squabbles happened:
I don't know what happened after that. Maybe there is a convenient way for you, maybe not.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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).
Taobao works in Taiwan, all you need is the Taiwan Post Office Debit Visa card.
Download Taobao app
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.
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.
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.
Here's my Chink video converter box. Works pretty well.