Yeah that’s me looking at Reddit lol. I’m day 3 on the 8/128 surface go and so far have used it mainly as a laptop vs a tablet. I’m looking to see if this can replace my MacBook 12inch and 9.7 inch iPad Pro.
So far it’s been pretty good as a laptop. Sure it was laggy during the first few hours during updates but it’s performed pretty well on all the software I use for work which is Office 365 and Chrome.
Today I’ve finally decided to just use this as a tablet laying on the couch. Chrome runs like garbage in tablet mode. However, Edge runs very well. As well as Safari in the iPad except with much more versatility since the Surface Go runs on a fully functional operating system.
Still wish the Go had better hardware though and i would definitely pay more for 16GB RAM and a better CPU on this form factor. Excited to see what Microsoft will announce in October.
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I was always intimidated by 3D printing because in my mind, it sounded complicated, messy and too time consuming. All of my assumptions were WRONG. It was super easy, this took 5 minutes to setup and the printer did all of the work.
Right out of the box you get the 3D Printer, a memory card with the instructions on it along with a CAD file to print a lucky cat, and filament barely enough to create that lucky cat.
The build quality of the unit itself was pretty solid and well constructed. I’s about the size and weight of a blender and takes up about the same amount of space.
Setting up was really easy. However a printed quick start guide would have been nice and I did have to watch a few YouTube videos to make sure I was doing everything correctly.
Setting up the software was also easy. I just downloaded CURA for my Mac, added the MonoPrice printer and boom, I was set to go. Loading the filament didn’t take too much work and I was ready to print! All I had to do was pop in the memory card with the CAD file, preheated the filament and then hit print and it started.
The process of printing a 3D Lucky Cat took about 2.5 hours, which I did a time lapse on. After printing the cat, I was almost out of the the filament it came with so definitely pick some up if you intend to create more than that.
Again, this is my first 3D printer ever and the first time 3D printing anything so I can’t really compare it to anything else. But at the price point that this is at, and how easy it was!
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I beat this game in about 33 hours. Really cheesy typical anime and JRPG elements. Not that much character development except maybe for Yuma, Sonia and Kirika. Dialogue got pretty painful and sometimes dragged and I ended up skipping through a lot of the scenes (thankfully you can do that)!
Game play was fun at the beginning but man, battles started to get annoying and it was too easy even when you play in the more experienced modes. Just load your inventory up on ether, turn into the dragon and have everyone healing you and you will plow right through the game. Most challenging part though was when your party splits off for a brief period of time.
Game did have moments of lag and dips in frame rate on the Switch version, which I’m pretty sure the other versions don’t have.
I have a cat, live in Austin where it gets humid and the pollen is just horrible especially in the spring. And yes I am highly allergic to all of those things so I tried a bunch of allergy medication like Flonase, Allegra, etc. I’ve also tried different air filters and they are either really loud, ineffective, look like something out of the 70s or all of the above. Honestly, I don’t really care how it looks as long as it works.
I did my research and it came down to a few filters. One being the Honeywell HPA200 Air Purifier and the Oregon Scientific Air Purifier. Both are really good and they actually work. I however decided to go for the Oregon Scientific Air Purifier because it looked a lot sleeker, and most importantly the HEPA and Carbon Filters were cheaper to replace. Air quality in my house is a lot better, no one can really smell the cat, and my allergies have really improved. The unit also runs really quiet and doesn’t sound like a jet engine so it’s not annoying.
Amazon Prime Day deals just keep coming and coming which about a day left to wrap up their huge annual sale. A few of the things that I personally picked up included the iRobot Roomba 671 Vacuum for $229.99 which is great for pet hair (I’m a cat owner) and I needed to replace my old 500 series Roomba that’s about 6 years old! The Roomba 671 features:
- Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately)
- Clean and schedule from anywhere with the iRobot HOME App; compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant
- Patented 3-Stage Cleaning System and Dual Multi-Surface Brushes pick up everything from small particles to large debris
- Full suite of intelligent sensors guide the robot under and around furniture to help thoroughly clean your floors
- Auto-Adjust Cleaning Head automatically adapts its height to effectively clean carpets and hard floors
- Runs for up to 90 minutes before automatically docking and recharging
I also picked up a Vitamix Explorian Blender for $189, which is now sold out!
If you need a really good Android Smart Phone without breaking the bank, pick up the Essential Phone right NOW before this runs out. Phone currently goes for $499, but is now only $249 for Prime Day! The Essential Phone features:
- With a matte finish to both the titanium and ceramic, this Amazon exclusive Essential Phone has a more industrial look while maintaining its elegant design
- Stunning edge-to-edge Quad HD display—the largest screen-to-body ratio of any smartphone. So you get a massive screen, but on a phone that still fits comfortably in one hand
- 13MP Dual RGB + Mono Rear camera with Portrait Mode and 4K video recording . Get more natural looking shots and incredible high-resolution video
- Huge 128GB of storage, included. Save all of your photos and videos without worrying about running out of space. Battery: 3040mAh
- Never charge your accessories again. With the revolutionary Click Connector, your phone attaches to accessories, magnetically—and even powers them. No cables or adapters needed
- Includes Amazon Alexa. Get real-time answers to questions, shop for items on Amazon, control devices around your home, access Alexa skills, and more, all with the sound of your voice
- Android 8.1 Oreo now available! Improves phone and camera performance. And it adds lots of useful, new features like Picture-in-Picture, Smart text selection, and more
- Award-winning MQA technology to deliver studio quality music listening on the go.
- A 3-month TIDAL HiFi subscription for new and existing Essential Phone customers with access to thousands of MQA tracks. Visit essential.com/audio to redeem the Tidal offer.
Kicking off Prime Day, Amazon has put on heavy discounts on their Fire TV devices. All of these included a remote and is a great travel companion when you don’t want to watch the garbage they have in the hotel rooms or when you’re staying at places that don’t have a Smart TV and you need your fix of Stranger Things and Arrested Development. Visiting your in-laws or grandma won’t be so bad after all!
- Fire Stick is now $19.99 ($20 off $39.99)
- Fire TV 4K is now $34.99 ($35 off $39.99)
- Fire Cube 4K is now $89.99 ($30 off $119.99)
All the Fire TV devices come with a remote so you can still sit on your lazy ass and enjoy your Netflix, Hulu, and Prime TV!
Do you take a lot of photos or video? Afraid of running out of space on your Nintendo Switch? Amazon now has a crazy deal on the 200GB Micro SDXC UHS-I by Sandisk for $45.60 with free shipping. Don’t miss out!
If yo don’t want to spend that much either, you can get the 16GB for $8!