Category Archives: Other stuff

Not a damned thing to do with tablets: Crash at Indy!

First off, everyone walked away…but, damn!

That is all for now,

Tim

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HiBook News:Register Today and Post an Article and Perhaps Win a Chromecast Device!

You Could Win One of These!

In a blantantly commercialized effort to get folks to register and post here I am going to try once again to entice folks. In this case we are going to give away a Chromecast device that you can use to stream content to your TV from a tablet or even a phone.

I have one of these devices and it works great! You simply plug it in to an HDMI input on your television and you can steam directly from the Chrome browser or YouTube or Kodi.  I have written a few posts about using this device with everything from my tablet here to a dirt cheap Amazon Fire tablet running Kodi.

The bottom line is I am getting one of these essentially for free from Google by using my Play Credits received from  using the Google Rewards app on my phone.  I have $34.99 credit right now and the next survey should allow me to purchase a shiny new one.

Now on to the rules, which you need to read and pay attention to.

  • First step- register with a valid email address.  Pay attention to the reCaptcha checkbox!
  • Step 2 –  edit you profile so you have a name for your byline.
  • Step 3 – Post a valid article about tablets. Not just a few lines, but something folks can read and benefit from.
  • DO NOT under any circumstances post a link in your article. If you provide valid content and prove yourself worthy of being trusted, I will allow links back to your web site or YouTube channel, but not in the first article!
  • You can upload images, but try to keep them small. The server is capable of scaling them if needed.
  • Lastly post the article in English, if necessary you can write it in your native language and then translate it before posting.
  • Spam will immediately be deleted so do not waste you time and mine by trying it!
  • The contest ends on June 3 at 12:00pm CDT.

Follow the rules, write a great post, (or 2 or three), and you stand a damned good chance of winning a Chromecast. Since we never get anyone to register and post here your odds are awfully good. Of course if you can’t follow the rules, you will simply be deleted.

That is all for now,

Tim

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Chuwi HiBook Pro Tablet Still on Sale at Chinese Retailer For $185

If you have visited this site at all you know that it runs for the most part on a Chuwi HiBook tablet. My version is the standard HiBook with the 1920 x 1200 display and a 6600 mAh battery.

Today however I noticed that Chinese retailer Banggood is offering up the Pro version for what I paid for the standard version last year. The HiBook Pro has a 2560 x 1600 display It also has the Z8350 processor which is a bit quicker and also has an 8000 mAh battery.

The other specs are the same as the standard version with a microSD card slot, a USB-C port, micro-USB port and a micro HDMI port. 4 GB ram, 64 GB eMMC on-board storage. Windows 10 and Android 5.1.

If you are looking for a really good, low-priced, 10 inch tablet you certainly will find the HiBook Pro hard to beat at only $185.

That is all for now,

Tim

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It Appears That I am Not the Only One Interested in the Chuwi Hi12!

Originally posted 2016-12-10 01:11:41.

Tonight after doing a whole bunch of what I do best, which is web site creation and editing, I did notice that the tablet at the top of my list on Gearbest was out of stock!

While that is no big deal for me, it is enough warning to let folks know that if you do intend to shop from an overseas retail joint you need to make your mind up in the next 12-24 hrs!

Obviously there are other choices, such as Amazon, but you will pay more for the very same product.

Personally, for your’s truly I am pretty much hooked on the Chuwi Hi12 because of the great reviews and the reasonable price.

Of course if you happen to be looking for yourself and not for a gift, then this still might be a good choice for a very inexpensive tablet since the site still is showing them at $250.

Time is short folks, so check those sites and order in the next 1-2 days!

Tim

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The HiBook News, Today’s Edition: Still Waiting For My Wireless Dual Band Adapter And Other Stuff

So testing has ground to a standstill here at HiBook Labs as I patiently wait for my Comfast Dual Band Wireless Adapter to arrive. Okay, I do admit that my patience is wearing a bit thin, but after contacting Gearbest, I was pleasantly surprised at the fast response I received to my inquiry as to whether the item had been shipped.

Will it ever arrive?

I was assured it was mailed on April 11th and they confirmed the address with me. and confirmed it had indeed been shipped to the correct address. So for now we wait.

In the meantime I have been using the heck out of the HiBook to watch movies and TV in the evenings.  I have developed a routine whereby I charge it up when I get home from work and then shift server duties over to the Chuwi Hi12, (which is still on sale for $229).

The Hi12 continues to perform great! The battery life is stellar and surprisingly it can run as the server and charge up from 50% in roughly 2 hrs. Obviously it charges faster when off, but it really does work well. I used it for 4 hrs this morning at work and left with 78% battery remaining. I never have to set the brightness at more than 50% and the screen is more than bright enough and easy to read. As a matter of fact at my top secret location where it is usually quite dimply lit, the display is painfully bright at 35%!

That is all for now,

Tim

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