Review: Jabra Move wireless headset


Well, i lost my Urbanears Plattan, which I have been using daily for about 4 years, taking calls from a softphone on my notebook, or listening to music while commuting. Thus I need to find a replacement. There are a couple of options within my price range, but most of them are either bulky, headphone-only…

Linux Gaming and fancy gaming mouse: Logitech M950 Performance MX vs TT eSports Level 10M Hybrid vs Steelseries Sensei Wireless vs Razer Ouroboros vs Apple Magic Mouse


Well, now that you have installed Steam and PlayonLinux, download some games, you’re ready to play your games, right? Not quite? So today, I’ll be doing a brief comparison between some high end (price-wise) mice. We’ll be covering the highly regarded Logitech Performance MX M950, the Ouroboros, an ambidextrous wireless offering from Razer , TT eSports…

Cleaning a Logitech M950 Performance MX Scroll Wheel


So, recently, the scroll wheel of my 4 years old M950 Performance MX got stuck. While the usual clicky wheel mode is not affected , the free  scrolling mode is totally unusable. So I decided it’s time to clean it up. Here’s what you need: A medium sized regular slot screwdriver A small and medium…

Replacing WIFI+BT combo adapter on Lenovo Ideapad Y510p


Sooo… screw it. Even after  everything that I did, the support for BCM43142 bluetooth on Ubuntu just isn’t there yet. Sometime it’s working, most of the time it isn’t. When it stopped working, I need to do random stuff to make it work again. Boot and pair stuff in windows, boot to another ubuntu install.Blargh…

Ubuntu 13.10 and Bluetooth on Broadcom BCM43142 WIFI+BT combo adapter


So, wireless and bluetooth on my spankin new Y510p are provided by a single Mini PCI-e Broadcom BCM43142 adapter. The wifi part worked out of the box, most of the time, but the bluetooth did not. There are evidence that this particular chipset is supported on certain Ubuntu certified Dell laptop models, but only up…

Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander on Lenovo Ideapad Y510


Let’s get to it, shall We? This is not exactly a tutorial, but more of a log of what I’ve been doing in order to shove Ubuntu to my spanking, brand new Lenovo Y510p. First a couple of notes: I have the  GT750 SLI version. This post only cover Saucy on 2 x GT750 setup,…

Review: A Saucy, Salamander Souped up Lenovo Ideapad Y510p


So I got a new laptop to replace my aging and abused Vaio VPCEA36FG that has served me admirably for almost four years. There are several reasons to that. First, due to my new position at the company I work for, I no longer have access to vast amount of idle CPU from the data…

Review: Jabra Play Bluetooth Headset: 3.5mm jack and Multiuse!


I love my Jabra Clipper. It’s small, sounds good enough for music on the go, and has a decent battery life. I like its’ form factor and the ability to replace the headset part with any ear/headphone of your choosing. But one thing that I wish I have on it, is the ability to connect…

Review: Sony Smartwatch 2 SW2 Hands on


Nowadays, when people talk about smartwatches, they talk about Samsung Galaxy Gear, or The Pebble, kickstarter poster boy .. or well, toy. I am a somewhat satisfied owner of Sony’s first Smartwatch (the MN2, not the liveview), and from what I’ve read so far, the Smartwatch 2 (SW2) is better by leaps and bounds. Well,…

My Favorite Android Apps #3


There were the first one, and the second one about a year ago, so It’s time for an update of my list of fave android apps: Pie Control I have a Samsung Galaxy S4. While the screen is gorgeous, it also, at more than 5″, rather large and unwieldy. The distance my thumb needs  to…