Gadgetry

This small section is basically a profile of sorts for the gadgetry and technology that I frequently use. Like most self-proclaimed techno-geeks out there, I also like to list out all the gadgetry that I own and list them down here. The purpose of this section is not to show off my stuff. The basic purpose here is to simply list down the stuff I own and frequently use and let people know that even the old stuff can still be useful. I’ll even list down the software that I currently own and use, not that it’s important.

COMPUTING SYSTEMS

MAME-CHAN 3

  • MODEL: Dell Inspiron One 2020
  • TYPE: All-In-One Desktop (non-touchscreen)
  • ACQUIRED: February 1st, 2014
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Pentium (2.60 GHz)
  • MEMORY: 4.0 GB DDR3
  • HARD DRIVE: 1TB
  • VIDEO CARD: Intel HD Integrated Graphics
  • AUDIO: Sound Card w/ Built-in Speakers
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 8.1  101
  • INCLUDES: DVD-RW drive, 2 USB slots, microphone jack, speaker jack, SD card slot, built-in wi-fi modem, network jack
  • INTERNET CONNECTION: ADSL with Home-based Wireless Connection
  • ISP: AT&T
  • MISCELLANEOUS PERIPHERALS:

    • Vantec NexStar 3 eSATA Portable 350GB HD
    • Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive 1TB
    • Canon PIXMA MG6620 All-in-One Printer/Scanner/Copy Machine
    • WACOM Intuos Pen and Touch Small Tablet CTH-4902
  • MAIN PURPOSE: Multimedia and (light) gaming system

MAME-CHAN Jr. 2

  • MODEL: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 (7548)
  • TYPE: 15″ Touchscreen Laptop3
  • ACQUIRED: September 16, 2015
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i7 5th Generation (4M cache, up to 3.00 GHz)
  • MEMORY: 16GB Dual Channel DDR3L 1600MHz
  • HARD DRIVE: 256GB Mobility Solid State Drive
  • VIDEO CARD: AMD Radeon R7 M270 4GB DDR3
  • AUDIO: (same as my desktop)
  • OPERATING SYSTEM: Windows 8.14 10
  • INCLUDES: (same as desktop, except for the DVD-RW drive. I do all my “multimedia” stuff on my desktop anyways…)
  • MISCELLANEOUS PERIPERALS: Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball5
  • MAIN PURPOSE: web development and local staging/testing environment, some multimedia when needed, some gaming

MOBILE SYSTEM

MameRIN 2

  • MODEL: HTC One (M8)
  • COLOR: Gunmetal Grey
  • TYPE: Android 4.5 KitKat 5.0.1 Lollipop Smartphone
  • ACQUIRED: Dec 2014
  • FEATURES: Smartphone with a larger screen resolution at 4.7″, audio system powered by HTC BoomSound, HD-quality videos, 4G LTE support, 4MP dual camera and 5MP front camera, Snapdragon quad-core processor, smooth curved body
  • MOBILE SERVICE: T-Mobile
  • MISCELLANEOUS PERIPHERALS:
    • Charger
    • USB Cable
    • HTC One M8 Dot-View Case
  • IDEAL UPGRADES:
    My old HTC One X has finally met its end… and so did my phone contract with AT&T. I’m in a new joint account with my brother and Dad with a new phone service (T-Mobile) and because this is a Christmas gift, I opted for the latest upgrade of the same model. After all, I think it’s best to stick with the type of phone you are more familiar with. Now I gotta figure out how to use this new dual camera…As for the “ideal upgrades,” I think I’m going to stick to the M8 for awhile. After all, this particular phone was only released last spring…

SPARK JOY

  • MODEL: Amazon Kindle Fire 5th Generation
  • COLOR: Black
  • TYPE: Fire OS 5 (based on the Android OS)
  • ACQUIRED: Dec 2015
  • FEATURES: Quad-core 1.3 GHz, 7″ screen size, 1024 x 600 screen resolution, 1025 MB RAM, 4.0 LE Bluetooth, built-in microphone, 2MP front and rear view cameras with HD video camera
  • MISCELLANEOUS PERIPHERALS:

    • Charger
    • USB Cable
    • Screen Protector
    • leather cover with stand
    • Stylus
    • Headphones
  • MAIN PURPOSE: Reading textbooks/reference books for studies, online studying (some through mobile apps), mobile gaming, social media on the go, blogging (on the go), digital sketching (on the go), note-taking (on the go)
  • OTHER INFO:
    This was a Christmas present to me by my brother. For a “low-scale” version of the Kindle Fire 7″, this little one really does pack a punch. Most of the apps I downloaded are all for production and some light gaming, but I find myself using my new Kindle for reading, studying, and quick social media. My only gripe with this one is that I can’t download any apps from Google Play, especially the necessities such as Instagram and YouTube. I looked for other options to get it posted to my Instagram account, but to no avail. I baptized it with the name Spark Joy, based on the Kindle book I just recently finished reading.6

MISCELLANEOUS GADGETRY


On the sidenote...

  1. as of 8/19/2015 []
  2. as of 9/23/2015 []
  3. I’m not using  the “touch” feature of this laptop though… []
  4. factory default []
  5. I forgot to add in a mouse when I ordered my laptop. I decided to go “ergonomics” and bought a wireless trackball instead. []
  6. The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo. Recommended reading if your life is a “complete mess.” []