Well, it’s been a while since I last posted (writing a story, no less).
Right, back to hardware-mode. Powered hardware mode.
So the previous week I was wagering to my co-workers that I can get a whole set of mobile power station consisting of a power bank, charger, and micro-USB cables for less than a particular low-powered power bank (it holds 3500mAh) that was being (supposedly) sold for $115 CAD.
So I ended up buying from Anker’s Amazon.ca page:
I’m sure I’ve beat the wager if I were to take away the USB hub that I’m planning for another project. It helps that half the stuff on that list was on sale.
(Okay, [$113.36+free S&H vs [$115+$8.50 S&H] is sort of cheating, but that $115 power bank was originally be given away for free.
On a small tangent here, Why Anker? Well, I usually frequent Gawker’s webblogs, mainly Jalopnik, Lifehacker, Gizmodo (in that order) and their sub-blogs. And it ended up as one of my go-to places for product reviews / suggestions. Since having someone organizing a crowdsourced braintank can never go wrong if the crowd that is being sourced are not a bunch of net-trolls or frequent flame-war participants, along with capable bloggers dedicated to their articles with a lot of effort. So for USB power bank / batter pack the result was a landslide for Anker and their PowerCore Series.
Moving in a futuristic tangent, that other project should start as soon as I clear my table(s). It’s a complete mess that I neglected to clean (and untouched) for the past 2 years…
ANYWAYS. I’ll just put on my thinking cap and grab my craft knife in the next post shortly after this.