What are your latest gadgets?

Discussion in 'Other hardware discussions' started by loko__loko, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. hitme64

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    I've got all the gadgets I need in here, like James and Jason, and I'm ready to disappear (from inaanaks…)
     
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    Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote
     
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    I just bought a Nintendo Switch as a Christmas gift for my son. I wonder who will be playing with it more though... LOL!
     
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    I am on the same boat. Ended up bringing the Switch to work everyday for the following reasons:

    Palusot 1. He still has a considerable backlog on PS4 (pero mas malaki backlog ko). He will not be able to finish that with an additional console distracting him

    Palusot 2. He cannot appreciate the small, nuanced #throwbacks found in Nintendo games. Ex. Duck Hunt, R.O.B., Game n' Watch guy as special characters in Super Smash Bros Ultimate

    Palusot 3. Dad cannot bring the PS4 with him. It's only "fair" that I get the Switch while he plays with the PS4 at home. He can play the Switch pag uwi ko after all the chores are done.

    #damotNiDad
     
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    Mm...Qardio Arm, works beautifully with Apple’s Health app. Perfect for hypotensives and hypertensives. Price is comparable to Omron digital BP. Paired with iPhone or Watch (so you can use either). Form factor is perfect: much more compact than a conventional digital BP, so it can be an EDC or travel-friendly. Size and shape is ssimilar to a power bank. Battery is 4 x AAA. Sends notification if you need daily reminder to take your BP. Data-keeping is its main advantage. It is automatic. One possible insight: you can monitor the effectiveness of your maintenance meds for hypertension.

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    Can it be calibrated? The problem with my digital BP is that sometimes the reading is way off compared to manual sphygmomanometer.

     
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    Mm...no tweaking allowed in the device itself. I do get your point about accuracy.

    FAQ about accuracy:

    https://support.getqardio.com/hc/en-us/articles/201210092-Is-QardioArm-clinically-validated-

    https://support.getqardio.com/hc/en-us/articles/200558582-How-accurate-is-QardioArm-

    My take is the device is good enough to give a reasonably accurate BP measurement without additional assistance. The problem with manual spyg is it needs a trained person to use it, making it far less useful under real world condition vs. taking the measurement when and where you need it and as often as you want.

    Qardio also makes an interesting wearable ECG:

    https://www.getqardio.com/qardiocore-wearable-ecg-ekg-monitor-iphone/
     
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    Does the app need access to the internet? Does it sync to the cloud?
     
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    Did you not have any issues about the app? I read in the comments section of Amazon that some users were having problems with the app. That it wasn’t updated (lack of support) or it wouldn’t connect.
     
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    Mm...you need to create an account with Qardio. After that, the device is connected via bluetooth to the iPhone. Data is recorded on the Qardio app and Apple Health app on the iPhone even without an active internet connection. Only bluetooth 4.0 and up is needed.

    Mm....thus far, only 1 time (this morning) when the device did not start (failed to connect with the iPhone). I just opened and closed the battery lid and it worked normally. The device has no on/off switch. Power is activated when you unfurl the arm cuff. Leaving it unfurled for too long and it shuts down (battery saving feature). My Xs Max and Watch 4 are on the latest version of iOS and Watch OS. Also, the bluetooth connection between the devices must be active.

    Device compatibility:

    https://www.getqardio.com/devices/
     
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    That’s good to hear. Am thinking of purchasing one too. Thanks!
     
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    Mm...my BP is not too good (slightly elevated/pre- hypertension). Need to consult a physician. Systolic is over 140 mmHg (consistently). Lol!

    Purchased mine through eBay via US Postal/Fedex, both trackable.
     
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    Mm....no contest:

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    Buy 2 get 15% off. This is actually impressive. My toddler’s allergies have significantly Improved. I know it sounds like an infomercial lol. But i’m so amazed.
     
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    My nieces and nephew playing the Nintendo Labo Robot Kit.

     
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    Time to give portable audio some love :)

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    Slopes Elite for GoPro. A multi-angle stand for case-free GoPro.

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    Haven’t posted in a while..

    Back in December I got a couple of Nintendo Switchs for myself and daughter.
    A few days ago got the 2018 11 inch iPad Pro WiFi cellular Because one of our cats decided to jump on the counter moved my purse causing my old iPad Pro 9.7s screen to crack. It was a bad fall and the case is old too. Thanks Halo for my new iPad
    Also bought a TENS unit for my tennis elbow from poor form doing pull ups.
     
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