Monthly Archives: July 2014

Review: Panasonic/Matsushita UJ240 6x Slim SATA Blu-ray Writer

While most people have given up on optical media (and I don’t blame them), as an early adopter of Blu-ray, I continue to stay the course somewhat. Part of that involves getting compatible drives for my gear. I recently purchased … Continue reading

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Tested: Two Secure Digital (SD/SDHC) to CompactFlash (CF) Adapters

It seems that the modern trend towards smaller and faster has led to the CompactFlash card being relegated for use in industrial and professional high-end photography only, where its larger size is not a problem. Most consumer electronics have since … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Lanu Power LP-401B 4400mAh Power Bank

Here comes another power bank thanks to an anonymous donor. This particular power bank is a Lanu Power LP-401B 4400mAh power bank, packaged in the same package with the words “Quality Assurance” as the LP-406B reviewed earlier. As a result, … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: HIP-300 300w Pure Sine Wave Power Inverter

If you look at the post number, you will realize that this post actually got started a long time back, but didn’t see the light of day for a while. The main reason for that was because I didn’t want … Continue reading

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RoadTest Review: Tektronix PA1000 Power Analyzer

A big thanks to element14 and Tektronix, as always, for sending me this gem for review. It’s been a long four months since I’ve received the Tektronix PA1000 for review, and due to a rather extraordinary set of circumstances, what … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Fujitsu M2266SA – Part 3 – Transplant & Teardown

Well, as I’m sure you’re aware, my experimentation doesn’t “wait” for a blog posting, instead, things are the other way around. Having made as best of an image as I could of the 1993-model drive, I decided to have a … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Fujitsu M2266SA – Part 2 – Pulling Data in More Ways than One

Old hardware often presents challenges and opportunities to those who love to tinker. It can be a whole load of fun. Since receiving the drives on 14th July, I have been tinkering with them right up till today. That’s a … Continue reading

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Tech Flashback: Fujitsu M2266SA – Part 1 – It Arrives!

It’s no big secret that I just love old hardware. In some senses, it comes down to nostalgia, and in other cases, it comes down to being able to play with the expensive hardware we could never afford for ourselves … Continue reading

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Visited: Blue Mountains (10th July) and Kangaroo Valley (11th July)

There was a bit of a “family” outing, and needless to say, Sydney is a place with a limited number of attractions, so we just end up revisiting some of the places we’ve been before. I took the chance to … Continue reading

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Random: Refurbished Asus Laptop, D-Link DDNS, AldiMobile Speeds, etc.

It’s been busy as always, to the point where last week, I didn’t even have the opportunity to put up a random post. As a result, this week, there’s quite a lot of “random” to talk about. Refurbished Asus Laptop … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Moko Technology MK555 8000mAh Power Bank

Thanks to the anonymous donor, here’s another power bank subjected to the “Gough” treatment. This one, like many others, comes in a very “generic” colour cardboard box packaging with a clear plastic window. The power bank and its included pouch … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: “Quality Assurance” LP-406B 5200mAh White Power Bank

The next cab off the rank is this relatively generic looking power bank. Packed in a cardboard glossy colour box with window, there’s no trace of any manufacturer on it – merely the words “quality assurance”. I suppose I’ll use … Continue reading

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Review, Teardown: Lipstick Battery LED 3000mAh Silver Power Bank

The power bank testing and reviewing continues, courtesy of the anonymous donor. Testing and reviewing is a fairly involved process, easily taking up two weeks to complete. It is hoped that by testing these “anonymously” supplied power banks, we would … Continue reading

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Teardown & Test: Hillo Power Jin Gangxia Series Power Bank

Another power bank that has come in for testing is this one from Hillo Power. It came from a very nice brown-ish cardboard box. Unfortunately, the capacity is unknown. The box is mostly marked in Chinese except for the side … Continue reading

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Tested: Two Naked Power Bank Internals (5600mAh, 4400mAh)

In some of my previous power bank postings, people have expressed interest in knowing which power banks are good and which power banks aren’t. Further to that, I did invite readers to donate power banks for testing. Thanks to one … Continue reading

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Powerbank Testing: A New Test Rig & Powerbank Endurance

It seems like powerbanks are the “essential” product for any digital road-warrior, and reviews of power banks on this site has seen wide readership. While initially concerned with capacity alone, I have also branched out to testing the level of … Continue reading

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Random: DWI RMA, Granville Upgrades, Uniwide Upgrades, Tech and the Elderly, etc.

It’s been a crazy busy week, so not much random to report this time around. DWI RMA One piece of good news arrived for me this morning – a replacement (new) Audio-Technica ANC9’s for my RMA. I’ve tested it, and … Continue reading

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Quick Review: Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBL Limited Edition Professional Monitor Headphones

When it comes to audio, I have an unashamed preference for Audio-Technica products. While some people criticize their sound signature as being overly analytic and cold (as opposed to warm), I find them generally nice to listen to. There’s no … Continue reading

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