I’ve been posting a bit about power stations, particularly the Ecoflow brand, so I thought I’d add this nugget of info about their X-Boost feature.
These are posts about gadgets and any kind of tech.
I’ve been looking at Power Stations. By that, I don’t mean Battersea or Hinckley Point. I mean the battery backed boxes that can power mains kit when there is no mains electricity available.
I have had fun setting up the watch the way I want it, with a nice non-fussy face (ChronoBasic) and a personal target of 6,000 steps, rather than the usual default of 10,000.
As part of measuring my activity, I decided to get myself a Fitbit again.
My Pod Point charger was installed today. It went very smoothly, and the guy installing it was helpful in setting it up on my WiFi.
So yes, I have gone for it. The base Skoda Enyaq, with about £6k of options.
I’m sure I could be doing better things with my spare time, but I have had great fun diving down the rabbit hole of Calibre, the ebook library software.
I’ve no idea when, but at some point Alexa has started taking a more global view on things like alarms and reminders.
But Eufy also do little cameras, quite similar to my Netvue. I read the Amazon reviews, and they seemed decent, so I bought 3 – two pan-tilt and one fixed, to replace my old Netvue cameras. They arrived today, and while better than the Netvue, they aren’t by much. Still buffering, also prone to freezing – both the app and Alexa feed. And when I view it via my Echo Show screen, it always starts with a loud repetitive beat (not feedback), and 50% of the time doesn’t load at all.
At the end of last year, I signed up for a Kickstarter for a hand held instrument called Orba. It is a hand held synth and MIDI controller, but importantly, it was sold as much on its internal capabilities than as a control for external sources.
Yes, I’ve bought an Oculus Quest 2, to add to my VR collection.
Why, when I already have an Oculus Go and an underused Quest?
Now, of course, Integromat can charge what they like. But if there had been an cheaper option to, say, use Premium modules, but otherwise keep the activations/data levels the same, I would have seriously considered it. £2-3 a month, I would have paid. I just think that going from free to £108 a year is a big leap.