Review: Royal Kludge RK61 Bluetooth mechanical 60% keyboard


So, when I decided that it’s time to move away from my Sidewinder X4 a couple years a go, I also decided that I would  like to try a mechanical keyboard. Coming from my use of  the excellent Logitech K800 wireless,  my wish list for an ideal keyboard are: Mechanical switch,  because I write quite…

Review: Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2


First thing first: Plantronics’ decision to use the BackBeat Pro series as their ANC headphone line instead of creating a separate line of product is commendable. By doing that, Plantronics avoided cluttering their offering with overlapping stuff and customers that are considering to upgrade from the original Pro will have an easier time to pick…

Review: Lenovo N700 Dual Wireless Mouse & Presenter Combo


The N700 is a usb/bluetooth 4.0 combo wireless mouse,  as well as  a combo of mobile mouse and a laser pointer equipped wireless presenter. Does that sound confusing to you? It really isn’t. Basically you connect the N700 to your PC or laptop either with the included USB dongle, or by pairing it your laptop…

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…

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…

A2DP profile problem with bluetooth headset on Ubuntu 12.10


I own several bluetooth headsets that I primarily use with my android devices. A couple days a go, I tried to connect one of them to my Maverick box. To connection process went smoothly, and soon, the headset is listed on the sound seting page, with Telephony Duplex (HSP/HF) profile as its’ default . Unfortunately…

Battle of tiny rodents: Logitech M905 Anywhere MX vs Razer Orochi


I don’t have desktop anymore. I game, browse, and do works on my laptop, which I lug around almost every day. Naturally, I look for a notebook mouse to accompany the laptop, something that’s small so that it won’t take too much space on my increasingly cramped backpack. The M905 and the Orochi represent the…

Review: Logitech Mini Boombox Review


So, against my common sense, I decided to add the Logitech Mini Boombox to already long list of things-that-I-will-only-use-once-a-year. It’s a mini speaker that can be connected to your phones, tablets, or laptops, via either 3.5mm stereo jack, or bluetooth. It’s a stereo speaker, but since the left and right channel are packed so close…

Bluetooth headset pairing problem on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick


Yes, I’m still using Maverick, sue me. I have tailored my maverick install to my utmost liking, a little hack here and there, that I couldn’t (or wouldn’t want to try to) replicate on my 12.04 install. So I’ve noticed that recently (I used to be able) I’ve been unable to pair a bluetooth headset…

Orochi


The Razer Orochi is a mobile / notebook gaming mouse. Meaning it is small and compact as most of notebook mice, and just like all gaming mice, has a bunch of additional buttons, and above average DPI counts. the Orochi sports 2000 DPI in its bluetooth wireless mode, or a badass 4000 DPI in its…