You can’t throw out your worn-out USB security keys when you can’t recall what locks they’re for. Physical security tokens come with their own problems.
The Aqara temperature and relative humidity sensor for Zigbee-home automation is unreliable and it doesn’t work in humid environments (where you’d want one!)
I experienced intermittent stuttering when my PC ran Linux and Windows. A mix of hardware, firmware, and driver issues created a difficult to diagnose problem.
Make sure you buy a network router that can fully exploit your gigabit internet connection. Many routers say gigabit on the box, but doesn’t deliver gigabit speed.
The new FreeStyle Libre 3 sensor is a true real-time glucose monitoring system and the market’s smallest CGM at a 70 % size-reduction compared to the old model.
A home theater/media center (HTPC) can enhance your experience. You get more reliable playback and better loudness normalization than a smart TV or Chromecast.
The Galaxy Fit2 is frustrating to use, but is luckily meant to be worn passively to track your health metrics (continuous heart rate, step counter, and sleep).
The RB750Gr3 is an inexpensive network router with advanced network management capabilities for just €50/$60. It’s highly configurable with a steep learning curve.
The tale of my bad experiences with consumer-grade Realtek networking equipment over the last decade. Intel has always had to come in to save the day.
The Logitech K835 TKL is a low-latency and well-built budget keyboard. Mechanical keyboards aren’t just for gamers with too much disposable income!
The heatsink I ordered for my Raspberry Pi arrived with double-sided tape instead of a thermal pad; so I installed to the official case fan accessory instead.
Why isn’t the Norwegian keyboard layout variant of the official Raspberry Pi keyboard accessory available for sale in Norway? Norway must be its only market.
Rollerblade-style wheels don’t resist movement and help you stay slightly less inactive while spending hours in your office chair.
Projector bulbs have a limited life-time, and getting hold of them can be difficult. Here are my experience from owning three projectors over the last decade.
The battery on my seven-year-old MacBook Pro 15″ had begun to swell and replacing it myself was way cheaper than via an authorized dealer.
Super glue is heat-insulating and shouldn’t be used to attach an aluminum heatsink to thermal hotspots on your Raspberry Pi. Use thermal glue/pads instead.
Your computer’s thermal compound (paste/grease) is slowly displaced by the “push-out” effect. It must be replaced periodically to maintain high performance.
A daylight therapy lamp is used to treat seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Here’s my review of the new Beurer TL20 that fits perfectly under a computer screen.
Lenovo continues its tradition of excellent Linux hardware support on the ThinkPad T14. Except minor issues with the built-in webcams and microphone.