The "New Toys" Thread

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We got the 29" non-gaming version of that for my wife. I was pleasantly surprised by the picture and color quality. I would imagine that one would be even better.
It works really well for having 3 documents open side-by-side-by-side.
 
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We got the 29" non-gaming version of that for my wife. I was pleasantly surprised by the picture and color quality. I would imagine that one would be even better.
It works really well for having 3 documents open side-by-side-by-side.
I get to plug into one when I'm working in one of my clients' offices at a hoteling desk. Super nice. At that shallow of a desk, I with it were curved as those far corners are a little distorted due to the perspective.

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Philip Franco (youtuber) had some sort of deal where it was 50% off with his discount code. The deal has come and gone a couple times. If it pops up again, I'll try to remember to mention it.
It's back. $30 and free shipping in the US.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/dbrand-grip-phone-case?secret_perk_token=679efd49
 

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Back to using my feet, bicycle and the bus.
FWIW I am particularly clumsy with my phones. Use Spigen SlimArmor and haven't broken one, ever. Note 8 chugging along nicely.

My daughter threw it down the stairs the other day. Perfectly fine.
Spigen <3 Had Slim Armor on my LG G2 and now I've had Neo Hybrid on my Oneplus 3T. Awesome cases.
 

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I've used the Neo Hybrid on all of my last phones, and will on my next. Note 5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, my girlfriend's S6, me iPhone 5C and iphone 4 all had Spigen Neo Hybrid.

I even bought a knock-off of the case and still liked them better than most other cases.
 

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Bought it for my HTC. I have to say it was super flimsy. Stopped using it after 2 days.
 

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I must admit I was suspicious at first of the Neo Hybrid because of the flimsy outer part, especially after the Slim Armor which was made of two chunky parts and made the phone feel like a tank. I've gotten used to it though and have had no problems.
 

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Got a new work phone:



64GB version in silver. Only had to pay a small part of the price (subsidized by the company), otherwise I'd never buy a phone this overpriced. But with the choice being 8/8+/X, 8 not really being an upgrade worth getting over my 6S (imho), and 8+ being very nearly as expensive as the X (after subsidy), the choice was rather easy.

So far, I like it quite a lot. It's only a few mm larger than the 6S, but offers a lot more screen real estate while still fitting nicely in my hand. The display is quite good. Glass back is a fingerprint magnet and not really of any use, but I'll cover it with a thin case anyway. Face ID seems fine so far, if sometimes a tiny bit slower than Touch ID used to be. And many apps still need updates to use the new screen format.
 

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Here it is setup. I think I got one size to large, so now I need a bigger desk. Ah, first world problems. :D

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Fanatec CSL Elite Starter Pack (XB1 edition)



I was originally going to pick up the newer PS4 version to replace my T300RS (the Fanatec was the wheel I originally wanted to buy, but at the time, I had no idea when it would come out), but this was one of Fanatec's Black Friday deals, and ended up being $200 cheaper, which made it a much easier choice. The only real downgrade compared to the T300RS is the pedals. The set included with my old wheel was one of Thrustmaster's triple pedal sets. As you can plainly see above, the standard CSL Elite pedalset has two. Now, Fanatec does sell a brake kit that replaces the old potentiometer-based brake pedal (which becomes the clutch pedal) with a much better loadcell-based unit. I was also considering picking one up with it. I didn't.



I picked up one of their other BF deals, the Clubsport V3 Inverted pedals, instead.
 

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Do you need eyes set like a pigeon to see it all?

No, I just needed to set it back a bit further than my previous monitor. But there is a better monitor(same size and maker, higher Hz rate) that has popped up since that I almost wish I would have waited for, but it was about 90 bucks more, so I think I still did alright.
 

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I wouldn't mind new/bigger screens.. but that'd also mean that I'd want to the resolution.. and that'd also mean that I'd have to replace my GPU... and then I'm basically looking at a new PC. Can't do that, can't afford that. All my money goes into car parts and plane tickets ;).
 

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For me (old guy that mostly plays older games), the resolution is not all that. Plus this is a step up in resolution for me. The old 1600 x 900 monitor was getting long in the tooth.
 

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I have not noticed anything. I have tweaked the video settings a bit, but that is expected. Other than that, it looks good.
 
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