Category Archives: Other stuff

Tonight I Did My Taxes And My Return Will Be Okay, But….

Originally posted 2018-02-01 23:36:08.

As the title states, I did my taxes, filed electronically and hopefully should see a return that will pay the cable bill for a year and perhaps a month’s rent.

Yeah, living on your own ain’t cheap and we need to have stuff to test as usual, this being tax time I would have already ordered the Chuwi LapBook Air or the tiny GPD Win 10 or perhaps another 2-3 devices except cash flow here is at a minimum!

So here is the deal, the folks who donate to the site at a level of a whopping 1 dollar, will be entered to win the legendary HiBook Tablet! I of course will come up with the giveaway videos, etc in the next few days. Who knows, if you were to share this article, perhaps we would have enough donations that I could give away more cool stuff.

I want to bring testing back into the home here and have total control of the server(s) and test the crap out of whatever device I can get my hands on! It might appear to be a strange thought to you, but think about this, what other site on earth has run most of its life on a tablet? Yeah, go check, we are the only idiots doing this stuff!

Tablets, notebooks, anything mobile gets put into service as a web server. So click the damned donate link and help us reach our rather minimal goal of $1800, or if you happen to be a manufacturer send us your product and we WILL beat the crap out of it and offer unbiased reviews!

So click here to donate and I will ask no more of your time!

That is all for this evening,

Tim

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The Chuwi HiBook News: Sept 17th Edition.

Originally posted 2016-09-17 13:33:12.

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The HiBook and Logitech Keyboard

For the second week in a row the Chuwi along with the Logitech K480 keyboard has become  my go to notebook! To put it simply, it does everything my Asus X553SA Notebook does but with a brighter screen and faster response times.

This is truly one of the best little tablet notebook combinations I have ever owned and tested. It does everything well.

I do however recommend buying the HiBook Pro version because it has better resolution along with a larger battery. Gearbest has it at a very reasonable price.

Tim

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The HiBook News: Today’s Edition – Still Waiting For My Wireless ac Dongle

Originally posted 2017-05-06 13:33:51.

So once again I am at my top secret location having lunch and typing a post from the Hi12/Logitech keyboard combo. I really don’t have much to report on as far as testing goes. The HiBook is still the primary server here and the Hi12 comes online in the evenings.

I am still waiting for my little USB wireless ac dual band adapter to arrive from the Netherlands. Apparently it is being sent via rowboat since we are coming up on 27 or so days in transit.  I really am eager to test this little accessory and see how it works. It may or may not be the best little investment I have ever made. I picked it up for $10.69 but it is currently available for $9.99 on Gearbest.

Perhaps the postman will surprise me and it will be in the mailbox when I arrive home today so I have something to test on both tablets this weekend. Because  other than reporting on the fact that the Hi12 and HiBook are both working perfectly I really don’t have much in the way of amazing news.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Asus Misses Huge Chance to Keep Customers Happy.

Originally posted 2016-07-17 12:52:15.

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Crash and Burn, that is What Happens when You Overlook Support after the sale.

I absolutely love my Asus Z580CA tablet, but roughly a year after this tablet was released to the public I am still running Android 5.0. Asus has failed miserably in the update department on what is essentially one of the best tablets they have ever produced.

This failure is the reason that they lag well behind in sales to Samsung and Apple. No one wants to deal with a company that produces a product and then once sold forgets the customer. Ask anyone in any business of any kind and they will tell you that in order to get returning customers you must, without exception, update and support the products you sell.

In today’s highly competitive global tablet market there is absolutely zero excuse to not update a product as soon as possible. What is sold today is wonderful, but you always must consider repeat customers and word of mouth.

To be fair, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the tablet on Android 5.0, it runs well, does everything perfectly, but to say the least I am extemely disappointed by what I and many other customers see as a total failure in at least attempting to get what is essentially a flagship device onto the latest software.

I do realize that this article is not going to help me sell this tablet, but I believe in giving my honest opinons when it comes to devices/companies and what I perceive to be a lack of proper customer support.

So to paraphrase a movie line….”Asus, You have failed me for the last time”.

Tim

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This post has nothing to do with Tablets…but a great song!

Originally posted 2015-11-19 22:46:02.

Fire on the Mountain….

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