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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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More HiBook Labs News! I Spoke a Bit Too Soon, The Comfast Dual Band Adapter Arrived This Afternoon!

Yes! It Finally Arrived, Works Great!

So we are once more in business with testing tablet related stuff! I know I mentioned in my previous post that the product was yet to arrive, well that was before I arrived home and found it in today’s mail!

It is currently plugged into the Hi12 which is running the server and connected at 433mb/s. Of course I turned off the internal WiFi, and the VMWare server picked it right up, no need to change any IP’s at this point, which is good.

There will be video later and a lot more news, but right off the bat I can tell you that if you have a need for wireless ac band speeds, this little gizmo will do the trick and currently it is on sale for $9.99! Included in the package was and English language guide and a driver CD for older systems.

Obviously it will get tested on the HiBook and perhaps even the Zotac (pointless I know, since it already has an dual-band wireless and two  fast 1gb/s Ethernet ports. But I will certainly run some tests using the USB-C port and micro-USB port on the Hibook and the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 port and the micro-USB port on the Hi12.

So first of all, I checked the shipping label and this may explain the delay. This little tiny gizmo was shipped from Baku, Azerbaijan! Yeah, I had to look it up also, and below is a map of where it is located…click for a big one in a new tab.

This thing arrived from the coast of the Caspian Sea!

So I thought I would give folks a heads up and say, stay tuned for much info!

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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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It Is Saturday and Time For The HiBook News: This Edition – Row Boats From the Netherlands Are Slow

Perhaps the Row Boat Sank?

Today makes it 33 days since my Comfast dual band wireless adapter was shipped by Gearbest from the Netherlands (according to my order info). My only conclusion is that folks in Europe are still sending packages via row boat or sailing ships.

Lets look at the example of the dirt cheap mouse I ordered from Amazon a few months back. It arrived from Shenzhen, China in 8 days. Th current item is no bigger than a thumb drive and still has yet to make it to my mailbox.

Based on experience, stuff from China never takes more than 18 days to arrive by mail. This being the first time I have ever ordered and had shipped from Europe, I can only reach one conclusion and that is those row boats from Europe are mighty damned slow!

I sure would like to be running some tests on this gizmo, but hard to do without the gizmo in hand! The irony here of course is that I ordered from a Chinese retailer and it was shipped from a European warehouse, which is half the distance away and it  has yet to arrive.

Perhaps when I arrive home today it will be there, but I am guessing that it won’t be. By the way, the server here, running on a tablet, has over 500 posts! (It would have more but no one registers and posts).

That is all for now,

Tim

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Not Everything is Perfect on the Chuwi HiBook, Windows 10 Wireless Issues Can be a Problem.

Originally posted 2016-11-05 15:09:26.

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HiBook on Android

This being a Saturday I am writing the HiBook news on the Chuwi HiBook tablet using the usual LogiTab setup. By and large it works great except on certain wireless routers which have heavy traffic and are improperly setup.

However once the issues occur the only resort is to switch to Android, (dual boots are great!),  which seems to have no such issues. Other than that, I am still happy with the HiBook.

I do understand that there are some updates available on this device, but having visited the Chuwi support site it is very difficult to decide what are official posts and what are possibly non functional downloads.

They definitely need to slap an “official” or “tested” label on firmware/driver updates.

I would like to point out that these issues ONLY occur at my favorite resaurant whch has an absolute crap wireless network, not to mention a Raspberry PI on the network doing god knows what.

That is all I have for today,

Tim

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