I did *not* buy an Ergotron WorkFit system with a 90% discount, because I couldn't justify wasting whole day on picking it up in person, and I'm bitter about it
I have just ordered a Roccat Kova Pure with a 50% discount. I've been using Mionix Avior SK left-handed for a few months now, and it's a nice mouse, but I miss the Roccat's great GNU/Linux drivers and EasyShift. So Kova it is, hopefully.
I've also bought my third "obsolete" Xperia smartphone in a row. I love the size and shape of Xperia Mini
, but mine is slowly dying (at least camera and audio jack are unusable by now).
I got Xperia Ray
to replace it… it's the same five-year-old hardware basically, the size is still okay (on the plus side, the hi-res screen is actually usable for reading), but there's a hardware/firmware bug, that makes it completely unusable on hot summer days—capacitive "buttons" get automatically activated sometimes even several times every second.
I'd love to get the same thing, but in actually working condition and with updated hardware (BT 4.0 LE support would suffice). I haven't found anything under 4", though, which is a big deal for me… I tried several smartphones, that were on display in a local store—the smallest they had was 4.5"—and none fitted in my palm. I don't even have Drumpf-tiny hands.
The only justifiable products, that I've found since then, are Xperia M
and LG G2 Mini
, either is three years old already.
Anyway, I bought a cheap second-hand Xperia M, it was in great condition, "only" encrypted. Idiot me didn't do proper research. Yeah, so now I have yet another defective smartphone. It suffers from the "Ebola" bug, i.e., the eMMC is dead.
Oh well. At least I'll be learning smartphone repair next.
Keyboard-wise, I've also bought half a dozen broken gaming keyboards for parts. There was fish sauce spilled in one of them.
(Why isn't there a vomiting smilie?
LifeProTip: WD-40 is great for removing sticky stickers.
Now I need to figure out how to remove the greasiness, though.