Best office electronics products according to redditors

We found 2,050 Reddit comments discussing the best office electronics products. We ranked the 949 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Top Reddit comments about Office Electronics Products:

u/secretly_an_alpaca · 110 pointsr/gadgets

3 or so years ago I bought a Wikireader off amazon for sheer curiosity sake. It's a simple touch screen interface with backup of Wikipedia saved to it (sans pictures) so you can look stuff up without an internet connection. You can also use it to hold The Gutenburg Project, turning it essentially into a $20 e-reader. Also you can hack around with the software if you want, though I'm not aware of any really ambitious projects written onto it other than what it already does.

It seems kind of really useless, and for the most part it is for a lot of people, but it can be useful if you don't have a steady internet connection but still want to look things up on wikipedia, and the unlit screen reduces strain on my eyes when I'm about to go to sleep when I'm suddenly hit with grand curiosity about how rap music evolved or something.

u/window_owl · 51 pointsr/me_irl

Texas Instruments had exactly that same second thought as you! Behold -- the TI-84+c SE!

High(er)-resolution color screen, recharges via USB, and is a bit thinner.

Unfortunately, they didn't have your first thought -- it has the same hardware inside. It takes longer to draw graphs because it has to plot them in higher resolution. Costs the same, too -- over $100 for a calculator with 1980's technology inside.

still-mostly-relevant xkcd

u/SumaniPardia · 47 pointsr/TalesFromRetail

I remember a story from roman time (or at least really long ago, I'm not a history person) where a boat was built with half the workers using 11 inch/foot measurements and the other half using 12 inch/foot measurements. Needless to stay the boat didn't make it out of harbor. Then there's this.

u/Con_Dinn_West · 37 pointsr/CrazyIdeas
u/greyflcn · 33 pointsr/IAmA

Well there's far better resources for cooking on the cheap than me.

But some reliable cost savers that work for me.

  1. Learn how to cook dried beans. (And rice too, but that's easy)
    Here's some recipes.
    More Recipies PuertoRican Style
  2. Get a water filter, and learn how to drink mostly water. (If it's a pitcher, put a large container of unfiltered water near to it, and occasionally pour it into the filtered pitcher. Cuts down the hassle)
  3. ^ In addition to this one, Crystal Light, Tang, etc etc some sort of water sweetener. Keep a cold pitcher of that in the fridge for the kids.
  4. Eggs. They're cheap, and an easy source of protein and other nutrients.
  5. Nature Valley granola bars in the 96 pack. If you can find a place to buy these locally, they can be as low as 12 cents each. A very flexible snack/breakfast item.
  6. Get some good portable tupperwares for packed lunches. (Probably some insulated lunch sacks too, given the heat)
    EasyLunchboxes 3-compartment Food Containers
    EasyLunchboxes Insulated Lunch Cooler Bag

    And of course, learn how to spend less on entertainment/phone.

    Depending on what cost tier you're going for.

    But I'm gonna guess a good internet connection, a tracphone, and maybe netflix should have all your bases covered.

    Everything else you can just get from the internet.
    (Although maybe Skype for another $3 a month... dunno how that compares to the cost of a landline phone)

    Although for phone, maybe buying one of these, and paying nothing per month would be better than skype.
    OBi110 + Google Voice = "Free" Landline phone, for nationwide calls.

    (Although granted, maybe even this is too expensive)


    For even cheaper, a lot of libraries have free DVD rentals.
    And redbox kiosks, are $1 for a one nights movie rental for new movies.
u/linuxwes · 18 pointsr/Android

GV has been my only number (other than my cell number, but nobody uses that one) for a year now. No regrets, it works great. Get an Obi-100 and you'll basically have a home phone too.

u/ZeroDollars · 17 pointsr/Accounting


Edit: and Amazon link

u/ctrocks · 17 pointsr/HomeNetworking

I am using an Obahi box with Google Voice. The Obahi box is pretty easy to get going, and Google Voice is free.

u/df1 · 16 pointsr/linux

Debian, Asterisk and even the computer are unnecessary using an Obi110 ATA that plugs into your router and uses Google Voice.

Google Voice calls are free for 2011, but cost is unknown after that point.

u/lisasgreat · 14 pointsr/toronto

TV: Usenet, Netflix, and get an antenna.

You can hook up Netflix to your TV using a Roku or Boxee Box, or a smart internet-enabled TV if you have one.

Check out TVFool to find out what channels are available for free over the air in your area. If you live within 50-100 miles of the US border as the crow flies, you should be set to receive 10-30 channels for free in high quality HD, much higher quality than you can receive over cable. Pretty much anywhere in the Golden Horseshoe receives a great selection of channels for example, except maybe Newmarket and further north.

If you do decide to go the antenna route, check out this forum where people talk about reception results in different parts of Canada, and what antennas they had to install to get those channels. Best of all, this truly is a one-time investment, and it's totally legal. No need for multiple receiver boxes or any other nonsense.

If you set up usenet by following this guide, you can connect a Boxee Box to a computer that downloads things via usenet, and hook up Boxee to your TV. Your favorite shows and movies will be set to download automatically, and you can watch them on your TV.

Internet: Teksavvy. It's as good as they say it is. They still offer unlimited download plans and their standard plans involve a very reasonable 300 GB per month usage + no contracts + great support.

Home phone: Teksavvy offers phone service and long distance as well. They are a Bell reseller (in southern Ontario at least), but it feels good to not give Bell any money directly. For long distance, I make and receive calls for free using Google Voice, but I have used Teksavvy long distance occasionally and their rates are quite reasonable. If you set up a Google Voice account, you can get an adapter like this one that hooks up to your phone.

u/_LMiller · 13 pointsr/Showerthoughts
u/ralguy995 · 12 pointsr/Frugal


Magicjack creeps me out. I use this baby for my home phone w/ my Google Voice #.

u/-Malinovka- · 10 pointsr/Warthunder

Hey that's the Casio FX-991ES plus isn't it?

u/nathanmca · 10 pointsr/Frugal

In order to use google voice to bypass the cost associated with traditional sms messaging on ting I use the following setup. My phone number is actually on google voice not on my ting account. Using the google voice app I'm able to send and receive calls and text messages using my google voice. People don't even know that my number is on google voice and not on ting. All text message are sent over the data connection or wifi. Although there are data charges the amount of data used for messaging is quite small. Since data is used to send messages you would lose the ability to send messages while roaming. Another advantage to this setup is that messages can go over wifi. This is useful if you (like me) are sometimes in a college basement and can't get a signal but you still have access to wifi.


-this only works with android phones

-you will lose the ability to message non traditional numbers (ex 464411)

-you can't send or receive MMS messages


When you set up ting you should move your number to google voice not to ting. This cost $20 one time. If your not attached to your number google voice will assign you a new number for free.

Log into your google voice account and add a forwarding phone that is the number that is the number assigned to your ting phone. This is not your google voice number but the number listed in your ting account. When you do this it will place a test call to your ting phone for verification purposes. I would also recommend turning off call screening and enabling the spam filter.

Next download the google voice app and start the setup process. It's important to skip "sprint google voice integration" because your using ting and not sprint. However google voice can't tell that your a ting customer and not a sprint customer so it still prompts you. You should select the following options while setting up the app.

-use google voice to make all calls

-skip voice mail forwarding setup (this is not necessary since your call are already going through google voice)

Next you should log into your ting account and select the line that your are setting up google voice for. Select the following options.

-disable the ability to send and receive text messages

-disable voicemail

Another cool thing you can do now that you have your number on google voice is send and receive text messages in a web browser on your computer by going to If you make a lot of calls at home and have a reliable internet connection you can purchase an obitalk voip adapter.

This allows you to make unlimited calls with your google voice numbers while at home using a traditional phone.

u/antbates · 9 pointsr/Kanye

Do you guys really still use TI-84s? The TI nspire is way better and cost like $20 more tops.

u/tomthebomb96 · 9 pointsr/VirginiaTech

I am a sophomore cs student going into my 4th semester. Here's my experience with the calculator policies for tests in different classes:

  • Math: No calculator allowed or only a 4-function allowed.
  • Physics: Any calculator allowed except for those expensive TI Nspire CX ones with like LED screens. They never checked during exams. Also formula sheets were allowed for exams so you only ever needed the basic functions anyway.
  • CS: Never needed a calculator for any cs classes.

    I always use a TI-84 cause that's just what I own, but I really only use it for the screen size. Any calculations can be done on a 4-function or scientific calculator like you have. When I don't have a calculator with me, I'm able to use my phone calculator app or try to always keep wolfram alpha or symbolab open in a tab on my computer which is helpful for explaining stuff and a larger range of calculations. In other words, you should be fine with the scientific calculator for 1035 that you have, but a more expensive one will make calculations easier, faster, and possibly more accurate (in my experience the keys on the scientific calculators don't register sometimes and are less sensitive than the nicer calculators, which can mess up a calculation - pain in the ass when you don't realize a button didn't register at the beginning of a multi step calculation until after the fact). There are a lot of ti-83's and ti-84's on eBay that are pretty cheap. I just looked and the first couple results were all under/around $40. Hope this helps!
u/RedBaron91 · 9 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Just recently bought the new nspire cas. Still getting used to it but man is it sweet. Much more modern and easier to use than my 89 that went missing one day

u/Karmasapiens · 9 pointsr/OculusQuest

Wish I could say I hand cut it, but I basically have mini sausages for fingers...

I put it together via software and cut it out on our mini desktop vinyl cutter.

Transferring each part over to the Quest was a bit tedious, but it was the perfect activity for someone having trouble sleeping haha.

You can find these cutting machines (paper, vinyl, etc) on eBay or Craigslist for $100.

Silhouette SILHOUETTE CAMEO 3, Cutting Machine

u/ibeechu · 8 pointsr/oculus

I might also recommend an air-mouse, or something similar. I use one for my HTPC and it's fabulous

u/NanoSpectro · 8 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I like the TI-Nspire CX better. It's a damn nice calculator.

u/non-newtonianfluid · 8 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Go with the brand you're most used to. Since it sounds like you use a casio, you'll want this guy.

u/real_tea · 7 pointsr/shutupandtakemymoney

Woops, forgot to mention amazon has them on sale for $20 (down from $99)

u/MeepMoopPing · 7 pointsr/electronics

I've got a calculator for all my chips:

u/ThePiffle · 7 pointsr/Frugal

A highly rated VoIP device. Let's you use your internet connection as a phone line, and does a very good job of it apparently (I have not personally tried one because I don't need a land line at all.)

[OBI] (

u/Chief_Blowing_Trees · 7 pointsr/PublicFreakout
u/tf4ever · 7 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Same here I'm staring my 3rd year in ME. I've got a TI NSPIRE CX CAS (my school allows it during exams). It does 2D and 3D graphs, it s rechargeable, in color, programmable and does pretty much everything. There s a nice solve function to automaticaly solve equations (even with multiple variables). It also comes with a desktop sofware.

u/OGShua · 7 pointsr/cigars

If you are just doing this split, go with USPS flat-rate.

Also, DO NOT trust the self-adhesive, use tape to ensure a good seal.

If you are planning on truly getting in on the box split game.

This is what I have:

  • Scale
  • Small boxes
  • Large boxes - Whatever I find, mostly reuse Amazon boxes
  • Labels - I will be moving to a this in the near future.

    I mostly ship First Class.

u/mjnbrn · 7 pointsr/AppleWatch
u/ad5ou · 7 pointsr/VOIP

Absolute simplest method is with an Obi200 Google Voice enabled ATA

u/chillinandworken · 7 pointsr/cordcutters

I use Google Voice and an ATA (analog telephone adapter) so I can use my normal house phones.


This is the device: Google Voice OBi200

u/MISFITofMAGIC · 7 pointsr/homelab

This it's a VOIP box, basically it allows Google Voice to be used as a home phone. I have it hooked up to 2 phones in the house. I paid about $40 for the box and now I have a home phone that has no reoccurring fees. If I were to do it over, I would purchase the OBi202 since it has extra ports for Fax or more phones.

u/grapefruitkills · 7 pointsr/DemocratsforDiversity

Check out my new calculator

I wanted to get the pink one but it was like 40 extra bucks...

A literal pink tax...

u/oragamihawk · 6 pointsr/specializedtools

I was reffering to something like this when I mentioned a cnc machine. Compared to the industrial counterparts, these vinyl cutters have become a lot cheaper, much like 3d printers have.

u/Sam_Vimes81 · 6 pointsr/sticker

Thank you so much!

I've only been at it for just over a month now, so I'm no expert by any means, but here's what I found works best for me:

this paper
UV spray
For Cutting
[I use this printer] (

I started out using regular sticker paper with a cold-press laminate(it was the cheapest route), and they looked and felt really first. they didn't hold up against weather and water for very long. The laminated part was water proof, but it would get wet under the sticker, and eventually break the sticker apart. They were also hard to make without them getting all scratched up before you even cut them.

I like that vinyl paper a lot. There are a lot of options for it, but that is the most cost effective, and so far, it's been really fantastic. The paper is water resistant, so water doesn't get underneath the sticker and break it apart like the other ones. After I print a page, I spray it with that UV spray. It just gives a nice texture that I like, and keeps them from fading in the sun. I ran a sticker through the dishwasher before I sprayed it. The sticker part held on phenominally well, the ink ran tho. I haven't tried it with the coat, but I don't see myself washing many stickers.

After the spray dries (a couple of minutes), a run it through the Cameo 3. I started out with a Cricut. I actually like the Cricut machine better. It's designed to just work. However, the software is garbage. It's web based, and even worse, it automaticaly arranges your artwork on the page to be printed and cut. That sounds nice, but 99% of the time, it wasted more than half the page. I was throwing out so much paper. There are some workarounds I found online, but they were tedious, innacurate, and not worth the effort. I do not reccommend the cricut until they get their software in line. The Cameo takes a little more fiddling with, but it's more custumizable, and I arrange stickers on the page how I want.

My printer is just that low-end Epson. It works great actually. The only thing I would suggest is getting a printer that you can side-load. I feel like the the paper getting bent through the printer isn't good for the paper, and makes the printing inconsistent (also, it probably has to do with being a cheap printer too). I plan on upgrading, but I already bought a bunch of ink, and I want to get through that first.


Sorry about the novel!

u/kokofeshis · 6 pointsr/india

20pcs Van Gogh's Monet bookmark AliexpressRs 115 per piece by /u/harddisc

Mini box/case/pouch Amazon Rs 190. Cheaper on Aliexpress but it's a long wait. By /u/harddisc

Koala-Tea pun coffee mug for tea lovers: [Amazon]( Rs 279. I bought a mug and a cushion cover.

Fidget Cube: Amazon Rs 499 by /u/in3xorabl3 This is really cool.

Automatic Socket to turn off after set time: link Rs 596

Knife and
Total price 495+140=Rs 635 by /u/desh_drohi

Amazon Umbrella With vent and one button open/close function [Amazon]
( Rs 699

Panasonic TCM 125: one of the best budget sounding earphones. Around Rs 700

Harmonica Amazon Rs 839 by by /u/desh_drohi This might be a better choice than his other suggestion.

Casio FX 991-ES Scientific Calculator: [Amazon]
( Rs 860 by /u/exxentricity^Confirmed ^engineer

100 DC Comics postcards: [Amazon]
( Rs 908 by /r/PervyPanda

Other suggestions include a pollution mask,radio, swiss knife, health check up, liquid nitrogen and food!?

i could go on the whole day. ^i ^might ^have ^a ^weakness.
Please post more:)
ps: learning to format in reddit!

edit: formatting and including other users recommendations
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u/VentureBrosef · 6 pointsr/pics

$134.62 on Amazon!! The TI-84 Silver Edition is $119 on Amazon, so that's not that big of a jump

u/AlexTakeTwo · 6 pointsr/RedditLaqueristas

You need a label maker! I swatched all my polishes last year, and I started with a sharpie but found it had a tendency to fade. I got an inexpensive little label maker off Amazon, and it made a big difference.

u/BerriesAndYoghurt · 6 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

No I don't think so. You will want a scientific calculator that preferably has complex numbers and calculus functions integrated into it. Something like this is ideal.

u/MeowMixSong · 6 pointsr/cordcutters

If you want VoIP telephony, you can get that for free with the Obi200. Yes, you need to buy the box, but after that cost, it's free.

u/powercow · 5 pointsr/WTF

wikipedia pocket reader?

edit and think you can download updates.. despite amazon claim i dont think it is the entire wikipedia.. just the most looked at bits.

you can download updates or even have them mailed to you and download different languages and it is the complete thing, runs on double a batteries as they are available world wide and has a capacitive touch screen.. pretty cool.

u/imthedevil · 5 pointsr/geek

We do numerical integration without a calculator, it's not that hard. In math classes you have to show how you did that anyway and in engineering classes the integrals are usually easy to do or you don't have to calculate them during tests and exams because everybody knows hot to do them with a computer.
edit: And you could also use a Casio which has these functionalities: FX991ES PLUS. Still a lot cheaper than TI.

u/giantrobotq · 5 pointsr/techsupport

you can hook one of these up with a google voice number. i dont have any experience doing it though.

u/elonmuskpewdiepie · 5 pointsr/loltheygotbanned4this

Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX Graphing Calculator

u/svirbt · 5 pointsr/engineering

I got the TI Nspire CX CAS for my last couple years of my BSME and I cannot recommend it more! It does everything! Basically a step above the TI-89 but thinner and faster with a color screen and a rechargeable battery.

u/Damrid · 5 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

If you want an absolute beast of a calculator, I recommend the TI-nspire CX Cas.

It can do anything and everything. It has gotten me through many classes. It can do Complex/Imaginary matrix operations, can graph 3D functions, can solve ODE's, and you can program it to accomplish various tasks.

u/Cheesesteakordie · 5 pointsr/philadelphia

Yes, I use this setup for many years now.

You can create a Google voice number (or port one in from a cell phone. You can even port your landline to a prepaid sim and then port that to Google for less than $10) then connect that to an [Obhai ATA](obi202 2-port voip phone adapter with google voice and fax support for home and soho phone service

You can also get any ATA device and connect it to a cheap SIP provider, I use Anveo

u/lumabean · 5 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Same calc that I have but I paid around $12 at Walmart. Does everything you need to do that doesn't require complex graphing or data analysis (at that point you should be using Matlab anyway).

u/funisher · 5 pointsr/ArtistLounge

I scan all of my RGD drawings and primarily work in graphite. I use a canoscan 8600f but I believe they have updated the model to the 9000. It works pretty well. Sometimes the dark pencils (the ole' 9b) can get reflective, particularly when you mix media and they are drawn on a dark surface. The only way to avoid that is to make a whole elaborate setup. Black felt behind the art. Studio lighting. Then you can spread you light sources so wide they won't reflect as much.

By that point, if you aren't working to large, it's easier to just scan and use a white balance card. Just include that little guy into the scan and use the black, white, and grey eyedropper tools in the "levels" settings in Photoshop. Any reflections, you can edit out to make it match the real values of the drawing.

_Dead's suggestion with the shade is the best method for shooting on a larger scale and don't have the resources for a fancy pants setup. Cell phones won't have the best camera for shooting the art but you gotta use what you gotta use.

Just remember, even with a white balance card, the most important thing is making sure the lighting is EVEN. Try your best to make sure there are no hot-spots of light because that is the most difficult to adjust later.

I can go into more detail on fancy pants rigs if needed.

u/Mr_T0ad · 5 pointsr/verizon

My suggestion was to dump the home phone. You are spending $80 between the two. I would get internet and then purchase something like this

Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service

or this

OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter, T.38 Fax

You would have an upfront cost of $50 - $100, but you would save about $10-$20 a month.

u/NessInOnett · 5 pointsr/homelab

If you have any interest in a simpler solution... the OBi200+Google Voice is a popular option. $50 box and free thereafter

u/B1GEast · 5 pointsr/NoContract

I ported my home phone to Google Voice ($20 one-time port) and use this to get calls (They regularly go on sale at Newegg too). It gives you free calls in US and Canada. You can purchase e911 for $15/year.

u/bookchaser · 4 pointsr/Libraries

As a child, I became keenly aware of the numerous factual errors in the expensive encyclopedia set my parents owned. I'd take Wikipedia over a commercial encyclopedia any day. In fact, I bought my daughter a WikiReader.

u/pippx · 4 pointsr/Parenting

My husband and I are planning on giving our kids WikiReaders pretty early on. We're both big on promoting them to ask their own questions and find their own answers, and Wikipedia is a good resource for that. A WikiReader is nice because it will let them go off on research tangents, but in a limited and controlled space.

u/dsteele713 · 4 pointsr/Android

Just get a VoIP adapter like the OBi110. It has native Google Voice integration.

u/Dutchie3719 · 4 pointsr/engineering

I got the new N-Spire CX CAS . It's dope. Color screen, indefinite integrals, rechargeable battery. Also unlimited nerd cred. I've used it to solve annoying integrals saving me tons of time on tests. (Mech E)

u/Luftwaffle1980 · 4 pointsr/DerekSmart

>He CLEARLY said they were 1yr into the project then. So 2017 is year 6. So, 4 yrs late (delivery date was 11/2014).

Ditch your calculator Smart...

u/berner2345 · 4 pointsr/YangForPresidentHQ

Make tons of sticky labels:

Free stickers:

u/_Bombies · 4 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

How about a label printer?

u/combatchuck · 4 pointsr/talesfromtechsupport

Do yourself a favor and get one of these.

u/aerofly0610 · 4 pointsr/homelab

The Linx Derp Lab 0.5

  • Modem: Arris SB6141 with 35Mb down 5Mb up
  • Firewall/Router: Untangle installed on Zotac 323Nano with USB 3.0 to NIC added for WAN - 8GB RAM and 120GB SSD system drive
  • Core Switch: Cisco 3750G 24port switch
  • ESXi host 1: HP Proliant DL380 G6 Dual Quad core with 40GB RAM and 8x73GB RAID 5
  • ESXi host 2: HP Proliant DL380 G6 Dual Quad core with 40GB RAM and 8x73GB RAID 5
  • CentOS07-1: Whitebox embedded AMD Quad core with 4GB RAM and 60GB SSD
  • CentOS07-2: Whitebox socketed AMD Tri core with 4GB RAM and 60GB SSD
  • FreeNAS: Whitebox socketed Intel Dual core (HT) with 10GB RAM and 12 x 1 TB RAID Z2 + 3x120GB SSD cache
  • Pi2: Raspberry PI2 running raspbian
  • UPS: APC Smart-UPS 2200


  • Home office AP/Switch: TP-Link WR 1043ND flashed with DD-WRT
  • Office VPN: Arubba RAP-3WNP
  • VOIP: OBi202 with Google Voice
  • Gaming Rig: AMD FX-8350 with 16GB RAM and 2 x 500GB Samsung Evos with a dinky XFX R7-260X

    Planned purchases

  • Third ESXi host, similar hardware, and hope to get a VMUG membership
  • 2nd Cisco switch so I can do A side B Side (or 2 switches of something with easy GUI setup since I lack Cisco IOS knowledge)
  • A rack that is better than a cheap shelf (and maybe some PDUs)
  • 10Gb cards for FreeNAS and ESXi hosts (maybe white box servers)
  • Maybe a 10Gb switch so I don't have to mesh the servers
  • Pretty network cables
  • UniFi AC Pro AP , for sure one, but may add a 2nd if it doesn't cover the whole house (2 stories plus basement)
  • A real router like an EdgeRouter

    Plans for lab

  • Play with various flavors of linux and linux services (like understanding LAMP stack)
  • Host a blog to record my derps of learning linux (Hence the name)
  • Stand up a windows domain with AD (possible MS certs, but not my focus)
  • Figure out how to integrate linux with Win AD
  • Host a generic webserver with the blog, just for experience sake
  • Learn ESXi beyond my basic understanding
  • Maybe Cisco CCNA, but its not my priority
  • Kali/Hacking/Security Lab (this is my priority since I want to get my CISSP)
  • Learn mysql or just SQL in general (I have just enough understanding to be dangerous at work)
  • Learn how to use the Pi2 to automate backups or reboots, or controlled shutdowns when the UPS gets low (30 min run time currently)
  • Stand up pfSense somewhere on the lab network to learn (I tried sophos UTM and didnt like it). I have untangle paid for a year since its GUI makes setup a piece of cake. That should give me time to figure out pfSense and see if I like it better.
u/BigGunz69 · 4 pointsr/civilengineering


Get this one and you will not regret it. Best calculator ever and is FE approved

I used it for my FE and could really fly on that thing

u/hilariuspdx · 4 pointsr/filmphotography

This works! Not sure how it compares to others in its price range, but I have an older version that does great.

u/Dude4445 · 4 pointsr/nosurf

I don't typically talk about my interest in "no surf" with my IRL friends but it actually came up this weekend.

One of our friends was using too much data so they deleted Facebook and Instagram from their phone. She has been without the apps for one week but commented on how much less she checked her phone. About 6 months ago, my wife also deleted Facebook from her phone and her usage has declined significantly. She still has the Instagram app and will mindlessly scroll for 30 minutes after work. I'm trying to get her to change this.

I told everyone what I did to reduce my usage of SM. So, if I were creating a step-by-step guide to using less social media it would be this:

1. Get a password manager and auto-generate a new password for all social media accounts. Make your "Master Password" extremely cumbersome (but memorable). My "Master Password" is like 40-50 characters in length. Personally, I use LastPass but I know there are other, possibly better, alternatives. I don't even know my Facebook, Instagram or Twitter passwords.

2. Delete the apps from your phone. This is the key step. If you are one button press from a social media dopamine hit it's going to be damn near impossible to stop yourself. Acknowledge that you don't have that much self-control and just delete the apps.

3. Only login to your accounts on the browser. Delete your browser history every night which will force you to log back in manually.

Those 3 steps will help a lot. I haven't had the social media apps for about the last 2 years and if you're anything like me your interest in them will disappear in a matter of a few weeks (2-4 maybe). Once you're out of the social media loop you might not have any desire to re-engage on a significant level.

Some smaller tips would be:

4. Make an effort to stay in contact with people via texting/messaging and set up IRL events/gatherings. FOMO is real but can be mitigated by doing something. Don't quit SM and sit around your house alone. Make plans to meetup with people, learn something new (cooking, guitar, studying, whatever interests you) or get out and exercise.

5. Go silent. Turn off vibrate and sound notifications. This makes it easier to check your phone when you want and not get caught responding to every buzz or ding. I noticed that the constant email alerts would sometimes cause me to delete the email but then immediately check another app. If I didn't get alerted to the email, I would have avoided picking my phone up all together.

6. Get rid of some SM "friends." Personally, I ask myself "If I saw this person in a grocery store would I go out of my way to spend 5-10 minutes talking to them?" If I say "no" they get removed from my friends list. I went from ~ 1,000 Facebook friends to about 150. Instagram, I'm even more ruthless because I ask "would I be excited to receive a Xmas Card from this person?" This has left me with ~70 Instagram friends. The effect is the SM pages have less information to send your way.

The result is that never-ending page gets less interesting and your desire to spend time there diminishes. These sites know this too. Whenever you "Unfriend" people on Facebook the site will guilt trip you the next time you log onto the page. They realize that "Unfriending" or deleting contacts is the first step towards leaving the platform altogether.

7. Rearrange the icons on your phone periodically. I have a bi-weekly calendar reminder to move non-essential icons around. I never move the phone, camera, alarm clock, texting or email apps. I use them way too often and don't want to search for them. Everything else is rearranged that way I can't "auto-pilot" myself directly to apps that waste my time, such as Feedly, Google News, Yahoo Sports, ESPN, etc. This isn't necessarily SM related but I noticed that when I first got rid of Facebook/Instagram/Twitter apps I filled the void by reading more news/using other apps.

I will typically go on SM for ~10 minutes a week. I never use Twitter anymore. Facebook usually get a quick glance (2 minutes). I spend about 5 minutes quickly looking at photos on Instagram. I never really got that into Snapchat so I never waste time sending snaps. I will look at the ones I receive as they come in. I get maybe 8 a week so this takes a total of ~3 minutes/week.

As an aside, I want to point out the book The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business by Charles During. Not geared towards tech habits like the recommended reading but I think it's a good entry point into the realm of behavior change. Really easy to read and available at practically every library. The audiobook is ~8 hours long and usually available on OverDrive. The book really emphasizes how making a change to our habits is quite difficult but gets progressively easier. The website for the book has a few good resources as well.

One point that really hit home for me was the idea of "Keystone Habits". The premise is that some habits are so powerful that they can cascade into a positive feedback loop making many other positive habits easier. I've noticed that when I practice good "screen hygiene" I am able to cascade this into more productivity and better overall satisfaction at the end of a day. I'm thinking of making a few subtle changes to "force" myself to practice better screen time habits. It's a work in-progress for myself but I'll report back after I make some adjustments (analog alarm clock, ObiHai home phone).

tl;dr: YOU CANNOT DEPEND ON WILLPOWER. Use your current motivation to put barriers in place for when you lack willpower. Use the current "can-do" attitude to institute good habits that become second nature.

u/zerozed · 4 pointsr/ProjectFi

TBH, I haven't even tried either of those scenarios. But yeah, the SMS integration is the one area that needs some improvement. That said, I quickly adapted to just using the GV app for SMS. It has been a very small price to pay for the convenience of using my GV# instead of the one I got assigned on TMO.

While I'm yacking about GV, let me throw this out as well. I've used an Obihai device that I've used with another Google Voice number as my landline for years. After I ported my Fi phone number back to GV I was able to add that number to my Obihai as well, so now my cellphone calls come through on my landline as well. And the Obihai even allows me to set a distinctive ring for each line. Although I'm not a big proponent of Fi these days, I remain a big fan of Google Voice.

u/WakiWikiWonk · 4 pointsr/calculators

As a working engineer, I disagree. In my opinion the TI-36X Pro is slightly harder to use and less suited for engineering that the fx-991EX (which also allows you to easily grab and use previous expressions and answers). Not that the TI is in any way bad, but I think the Casio is somewhat better.

$17.28 for the Casio

18.57 for the TI

Another good choice:

Sharp EL-W516TBSL at $20.49

None of these are bad choices, but I think the Casio is the best.

u/dgpRob · 3 pointsr/discgolf

You could be your own stencil guy if you ask santa for one of these

Cuts complex art perfectly in minutes. And if you screw up, just plot it again..

u/borgeous · 3 pointsr/xbmc

I use yatse when I stream media to my tablet and when I have my tablet in my hand already.
For guests and pstvl I use This

It controls my android device running xbmc, my lg sound bar for volume, and turns my vizio tv on and off. Has a few quirks but I love it. And it looks and acts like a typical remote so conversion to a htpc has been easier.

u/mastermind278 · 3 pointsr/AndroidTV

I actually just got this from Amazon on Wednesday, . It works pretty decent on the ADT-1 except for the airmouse not being able to be fully disabled (or I haven't figured a way to do it). It seems that when it gets enabled and your on Leanback you have to disable it (just pressing the button).

Nonetheless it almost fits all your criteria.

My first recommendation is do not program the POWER button on the remote (if you leave it unprogrammed it can actually put your ADT-1 to sleep and wake [unfortunately I programmed it and now I cannot seem to get it to do that for the ADT-1]).

Secondly, I'd use the bottom 4 bottoms to control the TV usage. I programmed the bottom RED Button to turn TV on/off (via IR learning on the remote). Then I used the Blue and Yellow for Volume Control (again via IR Learning). I programmed the Blue to just change the input on my TV.

Ironically I think there is some sort of MIC on the device, but it does not seem to do anything (at least not on the ADT-1. I tried manually going to VOICE talking while it was listening and nothing.

It obviously has a keyboard, it is just fine for it's size.

I do use the number pad in the front with the HDHomerun TV input and that works too to change the channels!

Also if you use a keyboard remapper (I used you can program a few of the keys to load certain applications. For example the little icon with the movie clapperboard actually with load up Google Music. So I decided to program a few of the buttons (the 4 squares) to load the tvinput, so it goes directly to that. I also programed the magnifying glass (to load Kodi). I say you can do this as some of the buttons will not do anything on ATV, so it's nice to make a few shortcuts to frequently used applications.

So overall I think it is actually a great choice for the ADT-1. I just wish that A) I didn't program that power button on the top to IR since it was nice to actually make the ADT-1 go to sleep (plus when I long pressed it, I had the option to actually shutdown). B) The Air mouse not being able to be permanently disabled (This being the biggest grippe).

u/aonysllo · 3 pointsr/AndroidTV

I just bought this:

It works out of the box and you can program (Infrared) the power button at the top and the four colored ones at the bottom. The keyboard in the back is OK. The mouse is a bit touchy... everything else works out of the box.

u/yknphotoman · 3 pointsr/EDC

Hello everyone!

I had been wanting to post my edc for school and felt since the semester is almost over, now would be a great time. I am a computer science major and have been carrying this with me for several months now. Also, pls excuse the obvious line down the middle - i merged two seperate pictures together. So here is my edc from L>R, T>B.

  1. [Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-1 Laptop - upgraded to ssd] (
  2. [Portable 2K Monitor] (
  3. [Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8"] (
  4. [Samsung Galaxy Tab cover] (
  5. Degree deodorant/body spray
  6. [Five-Star 1-1.2 inch Zipper Binder] (
  7. [Cliffnotes Statistics book] (
  8. [Weekly Planner] (
  9. Snack
  10. [Maglite Mini LED Flashlight] (
  11. [Dell Power Companion 18000 mAh battery] (
  12. Laptop power brick in two parts
  13. [Samsung 64 GB 3.0 flash drive duo] (
  14. [Microsoft Arc Touch Mouse Surface Edition] (
  15. [Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard] (
  16. [Fisher Space military pen] (
  17. [Skilcraft B3 Aviator multifunction pen] (
  18. [Portable tablet/phone/switch stand] (
  19. Downy Fabric dewrinkler spray
  20. Portable Lysol spray
  21. Work/School ID
  22. [Portable CPR face shield] (
  23. Various single use medicine
  24. [C++ Pocket reference] (
  25. Microfiber towel
  26. [3 in 1 threaded usb cable] (
  27. [Mini usb charging cable - plus the usb transfer cable that came with calculator] (
  28. [Micro usb Cable] (
  29. [Mini HDMI - HDMI cable] (
  30. [TI-84 PLUS CE Graphing Calculator] (
  31. Sunglasses
  32. [Vectron charging case for LG Bluetooth headphones] (
  33. [Not pictured - LG Tone Platinum Bluetooth Headphones] (
  34. First Aid Kit
  35. Lip Balm
  36. Portable sewing kit
  37. Tic Tacs
  38. Purell
  39. [C# Pocket reference] (
  40. [Backpack cover] (
  41. [Umbrella] (
  42. [Not pictured - Swiss Digital TSA friendly backpack] (

    I do carry all of this with me. It's not too heavy as I've tried to minimize the weight of the items I did decide I wanted to carry.

    Some bonus pics are below:

    [Backpack loaded will all the above] (

    [Another showing the strip that reflects light - one of the reasons I purchased it] (

    [The Headphone case w/ the headphones] (

    [Inside of Five-Star Binder for those curious] (

    [Bulit in organization in the backpack] (

    [The reason I carry the extra monitor/keyboard/mouse/etc] (
u/Cato_Keto_Cigars · 3 pointsr/htpc

the idea with kodi (XBMC has been renamed) is that the user interface allows for opening those files via remote (another example), in a way that is easy to do from the couch. Hence a high wife acceptance factor. And since Kodi can be installed on a cheap android stick, apps can sit alongside your PC's saved content. example

Some other UI's

u/Megas3300 · 3 pointsr/amateurradio

Any electret PC microphone will work, just make sure to disable the menu item that lets PTT trigger from the socket. I too like a headset but I keep one of these mics tucked away with the rig just as a backup.

u/Lukeyy19 · 3 pointsr/PS4

Plugging one of these into your controller might work:

Though I don't know if you can keep other players voices coming from your TV while using it as the PS4 would probably assume it's a full headset.

u/CrazyTillItHurts · 3 pointsr/todayilearned

Well, I bought a wikireader. At the time, they were $10 with free shipping. It is certainly worth the $10 I spent. It doesn't have text-to-speech, but it works on a couple of triple-As and is readable in high lit areas

u/CaffeinatedGuy · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


But CaffeinatedGuy, that's just a stupid little wikipedia reader. Who in their right mind would want that?

Anyone who wants to be ready for the Apocalypse (or similar large-scale catastrophe).

What is this geekery you ask? Well, with the addition of a small memory card, I can download the entirety of Wikipedia's knowledge, Wikiquotes, and several other websites, preformatted for viewing on a portable device that runs on, you guessed it, AA batteries.

When civilization collapses and you can't figure out how to extract iron from rock, you can't look it up online. I'll have it in my pocket.

When I'm rebuilding civilization with hard work, dedication, and leadership (assisted with details on famous generals and leaders), women will beg to bear the fruit of my loins, for I am the greatest leader they have ever known.

For these reasons, and many others, this little tiny hackable electronic device shall from this day forward be known as:

The manliest item on Amazon

u/Dralun · 3 pointsr/PostCollapse

You could buy on of these wikireaders, as they're compact and pretty cheap.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/6thForm

What I would suggest you do is make an excel file with all the topics you need to cover and give a deadline for each one (like this Try meeting the deadline obviously. Revision guides are worthless, dont buy any. You wont need them. What I would recommend is using Edexcel and your exam board as they have something called "solution bank" which comes on a CD supplied with the book which shows the worked solutions for every question. Use examsolutions as well when doing past papers and thats all you need. I only recommend buying this calculator as it allows for numerical integration and differentiation which makes it easy to double check your answers.

u/langleyi · 3 pointsr/pics

Just because it doesn't have graphics and isn't programmable doesn't mean its junk. There seems to an attitude in US schools that you absolutely need a graphical calculator, when you really don't. A calculator like this is really all you need.

u/rgman18 · 3 pointsr/Flipping

This is the one that I am using:

I started with the one linked above by u/K1ngN0thing, but I like the one I just linked above as it will automatically scan items when you place them in front of it. It has a motion sensor that detects the item, and you can press the trigger as well if you don't want to use that feature. I have used several, and this is my preference for the price.

If you wanted to see any of the other tools I am using for my FBA business you can find them here: I will say upfront that some of the links are affiliate links, but they are all products that I personally use, and if you have any questions on them I would be happy to help.

u/theknowmad · 3 pointsr/techsupport

Get one of these. You can plug any phone into it and use your Google Voice number for free. You can make and receive calls all day. I have one at home, changed my life.

u/HomuraAkuma · 3 pointsr/Frugal

I haven't found a windows phone app that works with google voice yet. I use google voice with an obi100 device and a cordless phone for making & receiving free calls.

u/ugknite · 3 pointsr/cordcutters

I have been using Google Voice with obihai OBi100 for couple of years now. Haven't had a single issue. You can port your number to google voice.

u/iammolotov · 3 pointsr/Columbus

This is the right answer. OBi is even cheaper for upfront costs.

It uses your internet connection for VoIP, Voice Over Internet Protocol. You can even set up a Google Voice account to use with it, so you can give clients/whoever else one number, your Google Voice number. Then you can setup (and dynamically change) rules for forwarding calls to your house phone, cell phone(s), work phone if applicable, etc. You can vary it by number (friends/family always ring your cell, other numbers by default ring home phone), time of day, day of week, it's incredibly flexible.

u/G8351427 · 3 pointsr/Android

Do this, I did and it was a good idea.

Port your number to GV or get a new one.

Buy this: Obihai OBi100

And set it up to use your GVoice account. You can continue to use your phones as you are accustomed to, and GVoice will serve as your Voicemail/Answering machine. You can get the messages on your smartphone, Gvoice website, or call for them from the phone.

The Obihai is supposed to have a really high REN rating (5) so you could conceivably hook it directly to your house wiring and run all your phones with it.

I bought one of these a few months ago and then dug up my old cordless phone and now it's like I am living in the 90s again. Awesome.

u/brict · 3 pointsr/Frugal

Assuming you are in the US and calling the US. If you must make the calls on your iPhone (and don't want a home phone at all) options include:

• A Skype Number and unlimited Skype calling. ~$5-6/month.

• The Talkatone app lets you make and receive Google Voice calls over wifi. I have used the android version, it mostly works as advertised. One time cost/free with ads.

If you are okay with having an actual home phone/willing to buy a handset for that you should check out the Obi. Uses google voice for calling. This is my preferred solution, though it does depend on google keeping free calling via gmail around for the free calling. Should that be discontinued you could just sign up with a SIP provider.

Of note, none of these include emergency calling for free, with the Obi you can sign up for an emergency calling subscription too, but it'll cost you a couple bucks a month.

u/pitvipers70 · 3 pointsr/HomeNetworking

You might be making a single number port more complex than it needs to be.
One of these: (which is the size of a deck of cards)
a telephone and some web set up and you are done.

u/agent_of_entropy · 3 pointsr/UnethicalLifeProTips
u/b0ybetterknow · 3 pointsr/IBO

Okay I just checked the prices and I realize it's not that expensive. It's just above a $100 on Amazon which is a pretty good deal (considering you buy refurbished and not new.)

u/NotSuzyHomemaker · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Fit Desk - this would really help me considering how much time I spend at my desk with studying. Also, I am not supposed to walk a lot and I'm supposed to bike and swim but biking on city streets is not a good idea for me.


You guys throw the best contests!

u/TanWelton · 3 pointsr/kratom

Looking good! Pretty solid variety you have there. :)

Here's a cheap solution if you want to upgrade from duct tape lol.

u/bstock · 3 pointsr/mildlyinfuriating

Seriously a label maker is $15 (for a cheapish one but it works).

u/yrdingleberriesbrown · 3 pointsr/funny


Omg we LOVE the label maker! We may have labeled where every size glass and plate goes in the cabinet.
While I would have thought it was crazy two years ago - I am SUPER pleased with the purchase.

This is the one we bought :

The best part, the replacement tape is $1.72 less than the actual machine! hahaha. So, we may just keep buying more machines, just for the hell of it.

Our Roomba (named Robby), and this label maker.........oh, and the Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich purchases we have made = D

u/s_Firebert0z · 3 pointsr/VOIP

You can use a ATA box to convert the fax phone signal to VoIP.

This will allow you to connect to a SIP network via static IP or by registration.
I've used ATA boxes to test fax over SIP with my companies software and it worked fine. I've not used the cisco boxes linked above and can't remember the model I used. It supports G711/T.38 either way so should be fine.

u/omegaken · 3 pointsr/VOIP

Not really able to help on your question, but why not go with something like this:

with a sip carrier or:

if you really want google voice. Not sure that the second one is still supported.

u/twistedcain · 3 pointsr/entertainment

$420 - 1 year 30/5 cable Internet

$80 - Cable modem

$90 - 1 year Netflix gift certificate to myself

$100 - 1 year Hulu gift certificate to myself

$70 - Over the air antenna

$180 - Prepaid CallCentric

$46 - Cisco ATA for CallCentric

$986 for one year of high speed Internet, 1 year of Netflix, 1 year of Hulu, all the over the air HD broadcast stations, near unlimited telephone calls, and all the equipment needed to make it run. No monthly payments or bills for one year. Accessible from my smart phone, smart TV, and computer.

u/brickrickslick · 3 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Casio FX 115ES Plus. I've been using it for a while its saves me a lot of time when doing multiple cross products and solving simultaneous equations (because you know, aintnobodygottimefothat!). It also has more features that you would find helpful. Another contender is the TI-36X Pro (recommended here quite often although I've never used it).

u/ThatTallGirl · 3 pointsr/PhysicsStudents

For a calculator, I'd recommend a scientific calculator+wolfram (I like thisone). For notes, I tend to keep one notebook for each course+loose leaf for homework.

u/IOBOBC · 3 pointsr/gadgets

let me introduce you to the best calculator i've ever used,

it can do complex arithmetic, definite integrals, matrix calculations.
anything you realistically need to do, this calculator does it for me.

u/zaq0920 · 3 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

This is the one I use: Casio fx-115ES PLUS
$13 and does 99% of what I need it to do. Anything it can't do I just plug into Wolfram Alpha.

u/PeteOK · 3 pointsr/math

I used two calculators in my algebra, trig, calculus, and stats classes:

(1) TI-89. I just got the most basic model I could find on craigslist. It cost me $50. I'll probably be able to sell it for $50 if I ever want to get rid of it. It's handy to keep around just in case. It is useful for calculus because it is the cheapest TI calculator that can solve derivatives, integrals, differential equations (etc) symbolically.

(2) Casio fx-115ES. This is a scientific calculator, and I find myself using it whenever I need a calculator. It has a pretty intuitive interface that can save you from dozens of parenthesis when writing a long expression. Also, it can do definite integrals and evaluate the derivative of an expression at a given x value.

I find that when I want to do graphing or statistics or whatnot, I usually end up using a computer. As such, I haven't touched my TI-89 in a while. I mostly use it to loan out to friends and other students.

u/Nettwerk911 · 3 pointsr/NoContract

If you port it to google voice you can get one of these and make it your new landline and keep using it for free.

u/inkypixel · 3 pointsr/resumes

You could try something like

That way you could use the google voice number when you were home.

Otherwise Sprint is offering a year free service if you bring your own device.

And then there is Google Fi which is fairly cheap assuming that you keep your data usage low and just use WiFi

Then there is also republic wireless, they are currently offering a free month and free sim card.

u/ryanknapper · 3 pointsr/nova

I just checked my FIOS options and it looked like I could get telephone service for $5 a month. Or, for $50 you could get the ObI200 and use Google Voice.

u/9sW9SZ189uXySHfzFVFt · 3 pointsr/cordcutters

I set a relative up with two Google Voice lines on an Obihai 200. The cost to make the switch is:

  • Obi200 = $50 (one time fee)
  • T-mobile phone port = $10 (one time fee)
  • Google Voice port = $20 (one time fee)
  • Anveo e911 service = $15/year

    If you do this, you can configure the Google Voice number to ring on the ObiHai 200 device and mobile line. In other words, anyone can call the original landline number and it will ring the home phone and mobile phone.

    Before you do this, you need to make sure you meet the following requirements.

  1. Verify that the landline number can be transferred to Google Voice. Go to this page and enter the landline number. If you get this message "Ooops! This number appears to be from an area we don't currently support," then there is no way to port the landline number to Google Voice. However, if you get this message "Ooops! We currently don't support porting from your carrier ..." then you can port the landline to Google Voice (by way of T-mobile).

  2. You must have a reliable Internet connection. I don't know if there is a required minimum speed, but I've used the GV/Obi200 device on plans as low as 5Mbs down/1 Mbps up.

    If you meet those requirements, then you need to buy the Obi200 and a T-mobile pre-paid sim card (don't get a post paid sim card). Once you have them both, then you will need to port the landline number over to the T-mobile sim card (you might need a T-mobile compatible phone to do this). Once you've done that, you can go into GV and port the number from T-mobile over to GV (use grandma's google account; if she doesn't have one, then open one). Then you just need to setup the Obi200 including setting up Anveo e911 service. Viola! You have reduced the monthly bill from $50 to a little over a $1. Congratulations.
u/glassjester · 3 pointsr/startrek

> i do not have a landline service to test it out

If you get one of these, you can get a free Google Voice number, and use it with your Star Trek phone!

u/smithincanton · 3 pointsr/PleX

I got one of these Wireless Keyboard Mouse for my PlexPi. Works GREAT! It's got normal remote keys, keyboard keys, AND it's a gyro mouse ala wiimote almost.

Edit: Two additional things. It's RF so you don't need line of site like FLiRC and it costs about the same.

u/robcmo · 2 pointsr/xboxone

There are a few web articles about having mini 3.5mm phone mics on the controller, but finding one labeled CTIA or non-iPhone has been difficult.

I can confirm this one does NOT work. 😡
Insten VOIP / SKYPE Mini Flexible Microphone - Black

u/fallasfotos · 2 pointsr/Triumph

Not sure if the link will work to the mic, but I'm using a GoPro with an adapter to fit this mic, which is mounted in my helmet. Insten VOIP/SKYPE Mini Flexible Microphone for VOIP/SKYPE - Black

u/boredextremely · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

That was easy! Now you've made me miss Gamby! Shame on you! ;P

u/nlahnlah · 2 pointsr/Futurology

When this popped up on my front page I assumed it was from /r/shittykickstarters.

I could get behind an initiative that, eg, sent out $20 wikireaders to poor villages loaded up with useful information in local languages, but something like this is a ludicrous waste of resources. How the heck do you go from "we need a cost effective way to make sure poor people around the world have access to information!" and have your end goal include building freaking micro-satellite networks and mass distributing devices capable of communicating with them? And you think you can do that for 100K because you can put in "sponsored content"? Why would companies be interested in advertising to people so desperately poor they would benefit from a crappier one-way internet? How much cocaine was involved while brainstorming this?

For those who don't know what a wikireader is:

u/imfuckingAMAzing · 2 pointsr/AskElectronics

Just a normal scientific calculator??

Casio FX-85 GTPLUS is a good calculator.

Even better, a Casio FX-991ESPLUS, it's even silver!

u/Stoyfan · 2 pointsr/6thForm

Many six forms around the country are asking students to get that calculator for the new A levels as you can do spreadsheets calculations on them.

The previous calculator that was widely recommended for A level was this:
This one can't do spreadsheet calculations.

u/witeowl · 2 pointsr/Teachers

Just looked at Amazon and they have a four-star scanner for $26. That might help you out.

u/HerbalBlueprint · 2 pointsr/Entrepreneur

I would venture to say that you are spending significantly more than you would need to on a point of sale cpu.

This would totally get you by with a USB pci expansion card:

It ain't pretty, but I'm trying to show that this doesn't have to be pricey.

Also, why 200 on a barcode scanner?

I have used these $20 ones and they work just as well as the expensive ones Uline used to sell us.

The receipt and label printers are right on though. Gotta spend the dough for those.

u/BattleSausage · 2 pointsr/applehelp

I started using checkout at the beginning of the year. It is a decent program. We do phone repair, so are SKUs are in the couple of hundreds. I would say it is a great deal for $500. I would definitely take as many notes as you can in the first two weeks and give them a call the third week to have them straighten out all of the kinks. Phone support is only free the first month and $30 a month after that, optional of course. I saved quite a bit of money by buying the hardware from Amazon, only needing the cash drawer and receipt printer. The [barcode scanner] ( is cheap enough if needed.

u/synthetase · 2 pointsr/applehelp

Well, if you decide to go that route, this is the one I bought. It worked quite well. :) $30

u/colbaltblue · 2 pointsr/Frugal

Are you using a phone adapter thing, like this or do you just use your computer for calls? I have been thinking about switching to VOIP only, and loosing the cell phone. I have also considered getting a newer smart phone, and doing VOIP over WIFI, without cell service, but I am curious about your experience.

u/stekky75 · 2 pointsr/Frugal

Ive ditched the phone cord for a prepaid cell phone that I use on the go, and for most calls I use a Obi110 and Google Voice. (4 months ongoing now)

Its lets me route all my calls from GV into the Obi for free (at least until Google decides its time to charge for it). You can use a normal landline phone with the Obi, or configure it to just use a smartphone as your "landline" phone via wifi or even plug in your existing phone system into the device and have the option of either. Obi -> Obi calls are free and you can even (with permissions) dial another Obi device and use THAT phone system to make calls from.

Anyway, I probably use my cellphone for maybe 100 minutes a month and the rest of my phone use is at home. Pretty cheap and I don't feel limited by minutes. I also don't need to have a computer running 24/7 in order to recieve calls.

u/RatherDashing · 2 pointsr/Frugal
u/anarkhosy · 2 pointsr/Frugal

If you are at home, use a cordless phone & OBi100 for calling instead of a cell phone.

u/AkzidenzGrotesk · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

For $39.00 I purchased this: ObiHai Obi100 and have attached it to my phone. It is now my primary home phone and works with Google voice like a charm. I get free calls to my family on the other coast, and I don't use up my mobile minutes. I also added an Anveo e911 account so that emergency calls route the police to the proper address. (it can do two SiP voice providers at once, in case you wanted one for international calling and google for just North America) Obi also has apps for android and iPhones that allow you to use your Obi on your mobile, so if I am on any wifi network, I can call from my mobile and not use minutes.)

It is the best Google voice accessory I have ever bought, and I haven't looked back since.

u/saucercrab · 2 pointsr/homedefense

Absolutely. Sorry if I wasn't clear enough in my lengthy post, but having no landline was really the motivation for the whole writeup (that, and not wanting to pay a monthly fee).

If you're already familiar with Google Voice, order an OBI 100 (not the 110, which allows you to use a landline as well) and you'll have it set up in 5 minutes.

u/kdz13 · 2 pointsr/dcwhisky

Google voice plus a thingie. We use it at home for our home office service. Works well

u/curdean · 2 pointsr/NoContract

This might be straying a little off topic, but this
might be kinda nice if you need to keep in touch with friends/family with a google voice account.

u/AaronOpfer · 2 pointsr/pittsburgh

Avoid satellite at all costs. Not worth it. You're paying more for less.

Verizon FiOS is where you want to be, ideally, just due to the technology being superior. Latency, signal quality and bandwidth are all excellent. I have coworkers who have the 300Mbps plan from them and love it (they're definitely power users!). The most basic plan of FiOS will probably treat you mostly well, some others might have to jump in and comment on this as I don't know this stuff personally.

Comcast is mediocre. Their residential side is very unfriendly if you're a power user. They have strict data caps, and violating the data cap three times in a row bans you from their service forever. If you consider yourself a power user (lots of streaming content, large downloads, steam games, etc), you might want to just go with their business level service. You don't have any data caps and if you have an issue with your internet someone to look at it will be out in hours instead of days. The plan isn't awfully expensive either (60/month for 12/2mbps in my area). The drawback is the 200 dollar installation fee and the minimum year-long commitment (or 100 dollar fee for 2 years, 50 dollars for 3). If you break the contract you pay 75% of the remainder of the commitment. So if I broke my contract right now two months into the contract, I'd pay 60 10 .75 = 450 dollars, ouch!

As for your other services...

I see you're bundling phone. There's a very good chance you can get by with much less expensive VoIP phone service (especially if you already use cell phones in your family) and drop the expensive telephone plans. Check out Google Voice; it's a free telephone number that does all sorts of neat tricks and features for you. Then, combine it with the OBi100 so that you have "landline" phones that use Google Voice's free telephone service. It's free calls to the US and Canada, and pretty low international rates. What's the catch? You need your internet connection to be on to get phone calls (but you can get these forwarded to your cell phones too), and you can't make 911 calls from your Google Voice powered phones.

As far as the TV... that's more tricky and I don't have a good answer for you, because I don't even have TV installed at my place and don't care for it. Try reading up in /r/cordcutters about ways to cut the cord. There's a lot of online media options available now with netflix and hulu plus, and many other streaming options too. They can help you with those.

u/mattyjay · 2 pointsr/expats

If it works for what I did. Buy this, setup and profit.

Edit: more info on how to setup for your G Voice

u/Minus-Celsius · 2 pointsr/changemyview

>I believe that the government should require that all publically funded schools accept all graphing calculators regardless of who produces them or what brand they are and instead bases them off of functions necessary to complete the curriculum.

Already you can use any graphing calculator. Incidentally, there are numerous calculator companies in business. Do you mean for the government to impose penalties on schools that recommend a specific graphing calculator to complete the course? What kind of law do you want to make and what would it say?

Aside: there are legitimate reasons to ban graphing calculators that are too good in classrooms. If there is a test on integration, having a calculator that can show you step-by-step symbolic solutions can invalidate that test. You can argue that being able to integrate by hand is a stupid skill that's not worth learning, but that's a very separate argument.

See more SAT rules for calculators here. Both for a stunningly long list of competitive graphing calculators and for some features that are banned in some testing situations.

>So, for starters because of the textbook industry the use of the TI-83/84 has run rampant and has monopolistic competition on college campuses (and thus relevant work places) as a result.

So? It's tried and true. I work in finance, and we all all use Dixon Ticonderoga pencils because they work. Oh, and we all have HP-12cs, lol. Would you propose a law banning Dixon Ticonderoga because their lead is too smooth, and their grip is so light, and their eraser too supple? "Your product is too good! Destroy it and design it again!"

>This monopolistic competition allows them to charge up to $150 for a Calculator that has not been improved upon since 1996.

So? Lots of things aren't cheaper than they used to be.

>Today most phones (even non smartphones) are more powerful than both of these calculators in terms of raw hardware.

I hate responding to every single one of your points with "So?" but really: "So?"

What, specifically, do you want a graphing calculator to do that it can't do? Keep in mind also that there are way better graphing calculators out there, just nobody buys them because the purpose of a graphing calculator is to help students learn math skills more than it is actually used to solve problems.

I can't honestly think of a single function I want on my TI-84 (as a learning/educational tool) that it doesn't have. It would be nice if it were faster, I guess, but it doesn't make sense for them to redesign an entire calculator just to make it as fast as your dumb phone.

It does everything that you want it to do.

u/yosoldja · 2 pointsr/hardwareswap

I have a Ti-nspire CX, selling for $75 shipped. Best graphing calculator you can get.

Texas Instruments TI-Nspire CX Graphing Calculator

u/SUDDENLY_SHAYMIN · 2 pointsr/ImSavingUpForThis

Or for $4 more:

This is the one I have. It gets me the bitches, although I am only going into Pre-Calculus.

u/voicelessdeer · 2 pointsr/RPI

I have a CX CAS I was thinking about selling if you want it.


I'll let it go for $80

u/13e1ieve · 2 pointsr/AskEngineers

i have 2 calculators, the first casio 115ES is allowed on the FE exam (Fundamentals of Engineering) that you take upon graduation so its good to be familiar with it

Casio 115ES has a natural display thats unbelieveably good, much better than other 115 series casio.


the seconds is a TI N-spire CX CAS (Computer Algebra System)
it allows you to solve any equations symbolically ex: integrating from x to infinity using x and infinity as terms..

it will probably not be allowed on exams but for $144 from amazon it has a color screen and touchpad mouse cursor and is within 2 years old and will be relevant for the forseeable future

u/Turimbar_Maethor · 2 pointsr/Skookum
u/pobody · 2 pointsr/Showerthoughts

It's not a bad idea to do this to make sure you haven't been given one of these.

u/cardboardshark · 2 pointsr/ComicBookCollabs

I would recommend against using a fulfillment service - they cost money and just aren't necessary for a lot of smaller projects. Comics have such small margins that it doesn't make sense to cut into your own bottom line.

Buy padded envelopes in bulk ( Uline or Amazon are fine, but there's probably a local supplier who's cheaper ), and a label printer. The Brother label printers come with a program called P-touch, which allows you to import data sets from Kickstarter into customizable templates.

We're based in Canada, so we used ChitChatsExpress, a US broker to do international shipping. In Canada, Packages below 500g and a within certain sizes can be mailed as a letter instead of a parcel, which is vastly cheaper. If you're states-side, there's probably a broker or service that will help reduce the cost of international shipping.

u/mtnblazed6oh3 · 2 pointsr/weedbiz

This Brother label maker would probably work perfect for your needs. Can print various size labels, and can also print various barcodes on your labels. I currently use this for my (non MJ) business.

u/0311 · 2 pointsr/Flipping

I'd be wary buying a $40 printer with a 3-star rating from 10 reviews. Before I bought a label printer I researched pretty heavily and decided that the Zebra LP2844 was the best option for me. Brand new they are very pricey, but I was able to get one on eBay for $60 (which is a steal...lowest they usually go is $80-100). Pros: extremely easy to use (plug it in and install the drivers and you're ready to go), compatible with both eBay/Amazon, no ink, can handle multiple label sizes. Cons: I occasionally have to turn mine off and back on again before it will print, but I think this is either from me doing something wrong or just because this printer is old. It isn't a huge issue for me as it doesn't happen very often.

I use these 4x6 labels which you can also find cheaper on eBay.

The best part of the thermal printers is that they do not require ink as they just burn the image onto the label. If you can't find a cheap Zebra, I'd go with the Brother QL-700. That was going to be my backup option.

u/nothing_clever · 2 pointsr/mead

I use a label printer, this one. It's worked pretty well for me.

u/cexshun · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

I use GIMP and Linux, but I just bought a thermal printer, Brother QL-700. The off brand DK1208 labels are the perfect size for juice labels. Brother provides drivers for LPR and a CUPS wrapper.

In the long run, this is way cheaper than the Avery method($9 for 400 labels vs $25 for 600 labels), and no ink or toner to replace. Only downside is that the labels will all be in black and white.

But if you really want to use this Avery method, GIMP has a plugin specifically for this.

u/TheNebulousMind · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

I bought a Brother QL-700 and it prints amazing quality labels. It's a thermal printer, so no cartridges to buy, and no ink to smear, plus labels stay on the bottles really well. Only thing is that my labels are only one color, black currently, but I love the minimalist look. I buy label refills from a third party on eBay for dirt cheap. It prints in high enough quality to add images and make them super tiny, add warning labels, etc. Highly recommend it if you're looking for something to save time and money. It comes with software (Ptouch) to design your labels in a breeze and the printer even cuts them for you.

The printer I got is here for around $50-60
The labels I get are here - 800 of them with a reusable cartridge for $9

Brother is a great name in the printing industry and I knew I was making a good choice when I bought it. I LOVE it, such a breeze.

PS- didn't fully take in the post 'til now, but this kind of label making won't get you far and won't appeal to the masses, so skip over this, but I'll leave it up in case a small time DIY'er wants to make up some sweet labels for a super fair price.

u/chewymidget · 2 pointsr/DIY_eJuice

Not the best but it gets the job done

u/GlobbyDoodle · 2 pointsr/ADHD

I hope this isn't condescending, but I'm also a Special Ed teacher and spend a lot of time creating systems for my students. Below is some information that might be helpful. If not, that's cool too!

Make a visual chart for her. Break it down like this:

DAILY (no more than 2-3 things)

  • Make Bed
  • Clothes - Hang Up or Put in Hamper
  • Organize School Stuff (Like backpack, etc.)

    Weekly (Do no more than 1 thing per day - 7 days per week, no exceptions)

  • Vacuum Room
  • Tidy Nightstand
  • Dust
  • Tidy Closet
  • Clean Mirror
  • Get Dirty Clothes and Put Next To Washing Machine
  • Clean Window

    Obviously, you can make these up however you want, but the idea is to have 2-3 "daily" things and 1 "weekly" thing that she does every day.

    Some other tips:

  • Make sure the chart is visible!! Put it on the back of her door or (better) her wall. Be sure to put it in her room. Make sure she can check off each thing daily. Hang a pen next to the chart.

  • Be sure that every drawer/closet/cabinet has an organizing system in it with a concrete place for everything BEFORE you start expecting her to clean up independently. Label each area. This is going to cost a little money to implement, but it's SOOOOO helpful once it's in place. The Container Store had good stuff, but Dollar Tree also sells a lot of things that can be used to organize stuff. Get a really good labeler.

    Great Organizing Videos to Help

    Inexpensive Labeler

  • Get everything in place and CLEAN and then start the program the next day. This way it's not totally overwhelming for her to maintain everything. The first week she might end up vacuuming an already pretty clean carpet, but that's okay. She'll be creating a great behavioral pattern, and that's the most important thing.

u/SuperElitist · 2 pointsr/BuyItForLife

Why not a label maker?

u/CBRjack · 2 pointsr/homelab

So you need something like this : Cisco SPA112.

The rest of your plan seems to be really good. It will be a much better network than what it is now.

u/idkwthfml · 2 pointsr/techsupport

You will probably need to get a voice gateway.

u/kronicoutkast · 2 pointsr/VOIP

An ATA is a device that will register a SIP extension and hand it off to a normal POTS phone.

Like this:
Cisco SPA112 2 Port Phone Adapter

This way you don't need to replace all your phones.

u/nitrouspray · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

I recommend getting an Internet only plan (the more faster & reliable the better) and for a landline, you can get an obihai device over here & here. Then, you need to sign up for a VoIP service called Google Voice, it's a free phone service that comes with a free u.s. number and once you're done setting up the account, connect that account to obihai by using Obitalk. Enjoy.

u/Jessie_James · 2 pointsr/smallbusiness

I am not sure this will work for you, but I use for my business line. They have IVRs, voicemail, virtual extensions, ring everywhere, text, fax to email, and a lot of other services. I ported my Google voice number to Verizon, then to, and it works fine.

I do have an ObiHai 202 VOIP adapter which connects to my phone line in my house to a regular phone. However, you can have just ring to your cell phone or any other number.

I am not sure how Air BNB will treat it, but the folks are pretty nice if you email them for support.

u/troyh72 · 2 pointsr/smallbusiness

I use GV in conjunction with this little box for my small business.

I have 2 GV numbers, so I have two lines to my business. I have it set up so if line 1 is busy, it rolls over to line two. Pair this with a two line phone system (I recommend Panasonic cordless) and you have more then enough for a small business. I also point GV to my cell phone, so I can take calls after hours, or if my business internet goes down, I can still take business calls.

The best part, is once you buy the hardware, there is no monthly fee. Im going on 6 months usage and its been rock solid.

Hope this helps.

u/melaniecollie · 2 pointsr/VOIP

You are absolutely right! One is used by a raid card and I think the other is empty at the moment on closer look... For the USB FXO ports, will there be a slowdown due to the USB 2 interface? Also what is the difference between this and say the Obi202?( Is the main difference that if you use the Obi202 you cannot use the FreePBX and you have to use their software?


I would want to use VMWare as it seems easier to setup but what is putting me off is it seems hard to use with a free license? Are you using a free license, paid, or perhaps thru VMUG?


The only complication with my current VM is I had some help before in the setup and I have actually assigned two ips thru one ethernet device due to the way I wanted to mimic two devices. I just have to figure that part out...

u/VanMisanthrope · 2 pointsr/math

If you're looking for advanced I would recommend a ti-89 though most courses may not let you use something with a CAS. You might like this: ([Casio fx115es] or the ti34 multiline

u/mofosaurus · 2 pointsr/calculators

My engineering buddies have told me that the preferred calculators for engineering field is Casio. This is wgat i have and it has impressed me bounds over the TI-36x. Casio fx-115ES PLUS Engineering/Scientific Calculator

u/cmbyrd · 2 pointsr/learnmath

That's a lot of cash for a calculator that doesn't work right.

<3 my FX-115

u/FuraiHai · 2 pointsr/Assistance

I used a super fancy ti calculator (ti voyager, had a qwerty keyboard and everything) for my first two years of college and then my engineering profs banned it and told us we could only use fe (fundamentals of engineering exam) approved calculators. I then went and researched the best of those calculators and discovered the Casio fx 115 es.

I'm not trying to get you something you don't want but after learning to use this calculator i realised how much of a waste of money graphing calculators are. You are never asked a question on any college level test that says "plot what this function looks like" unless it is something your calculator can't handle and for homework assignments you can just install x cas on your smartphone.

There is also a ti equivalent of the calculator so noone here thinks I'm a Casio rep but imo the Casio is way more capable and user friendly (I'm personally fond of the button layout)

anyway what I'm saying is I'll get you either of those calculators (Casio fx 115 or ti 36) but not the graphing calculators because I don't own any and think they're a waste of money for over dependant math newbies. If that interests you let me know and I'll buy one for you asap.

Seriously these calculators can do vector math, dot products, derivatives and integrals, probability (ncr and npr) and list values of functions in a table format (as close to graphing as you need to get imo). Even the normal graphing calculators can't do all that!

u/anderber · 2 pointsr/lomography

I got a Canon 9000F MKII and I love it. It's super fast and you can do 35mm, slide and medium format film.

u/jeffk42 · 2 pointsr/analog

Flatbed scanners tend to be the cheapest. Take a look at the Canoscan 9000F Mk II or the Epson V600.

u/bigdaddybodiddly · 2 pointsr/photomarket

seems a little steep - it's $169 at Amazon and Adorama right now.

How would you feel about $100 shipped to California ?

u/iserane · 2 pointsr/photography

>The issue is that we have no idea if a regular developer will be able to get them developed.

If you can see them, they're already developed.

As for digitizing them, you'll hae a couple options:

  • Any decent photo lab would be able to scan them in for you, but it can take a bit of time and money (it would be $0.65 to $1 a frame in my neck of the woods).

  • You can do it yourself with any decent camera and proper backlighting. I was able to get this from the sample image you posted. If you were to hold it flat, with even light all across from behind, and use a high resolution camera. Some simple tweaking in photoshop will get you pretty desirable results (if you can't work photoshop, and want to go this route, let me know and I can do the tweaking for you).

  • My preferred route is through the use of a film scanner. You can find dedicated ones for different sizes, but for archival purposes, I always recommend a flatbed with appropriate inserts. An Epson V600 or CanoScan 9000F II would be good models to look at. They'll come with template inserts for various types of film and have appropriate backlighting built in. The nice thing about these is they'll work with most types of negatives, in addition to regular photos and documents (it's always nice to have a scanner).
u/XcentricOrbit · 2 pointsr/photography

Some of the flatbed scanners with film holders work well, as dtanist suggested. If you're looking for a "dedicated" film scanner, you can occasionally find the Plustek OpticFilm 7400 or even 7600i SE for under $200 on sale. I picked up a 7400 in October of 2012 for $170; it had very solid reviews on B&H, and fair (i.e. - "It's good-- for the price") reviews from various tech / photo blogs.

My thoughts on the 7400: It lacks hardware dust & scratch removal, and it definitely isn't fast, but if your negatives are clean and you aren't in a rush, its image quality is good.

Actually, though, it looks like those two models were replaced earlier this year. There may be some still lingering around; the replacements are the OpticFilm 8100 and 8200i SE. I'd recommend the SE models over the 7400 / 8100, simply for the addition of infrared for dust & scratch removal (unless you take great care of your negatives and clean them before scanning; then it's not as much of an issue).

If you aren't in a rush, I'd recommend setting up price trackers at camelcamelcamel for Amazon, and camelegg for NewEgg (that's where I got my 7400), and perhaps a deal alert at SlickDeals (and that's where I FOUND the deal on the 7400).

EDIT: The Canoscan 9000F MkII that dtanist mentioned is ~$160 at Amazon right now.

u/whydanwhy · 2 pointsr/Genealogy

I bought this handheld scanner and it works great. It's light, easy to pack, and scans very quickly. Like another poster said slight movements can be aggravating, but most of the time the scanner auto corrected the movement and the rescan I did was unnecessary.

No need for a computer as it uses a microSD card for storage, some would see this as a pro or a con since they can't view the image on a monitor. You can however inspect it on the small display of the scanner, it will at least help determine if it scanned at an angle or if anything was cut off. The quality is top notch and it saves in either PDF or JPG at Lo (300dpi), Medium (600dpi), or Hi (1050dpi). ($89.95)

Additionally, it works perfect when I need to scan large media, but don't want to use a camera capture. Take multiple swipes of the piece, a poster say, and then stitch the multiple files in Photoshop later. Viola, high resolution scan. The scans are limited to 8.5" wide, but can go on indefinitely as far as I can tell.

TaoTronics® 1050 DPI 1.44'TFT Color Display Colour & Mono Handheld Scanner for Document, Photo, Reciepts, Books + JPG/PDF Format Selection


I've also used Genius Scan+ through all of college and genealogy work in a pinch. It does a great job of preserving a book page, screen cap, or board, but I wouldn't count on it to preserve photos unless I had nothing else. (Free/$6.99)

Genius Scan+ by Grizzy Labs


And I use this scanner for when I have no carry restrictions. A computer is required and I need multiple power outlets, but it has the best scan quality by far. A huge plus is that it can neatly scan negative strips with an included accessory. ($174.84)

Canon CanoScan 9000F MKII Color Image Scanner

u/frontsidebust · 2 pointsr/raspberry_pi
u/p0rkmaster · 2 pointsr/AirBnB

Do not leave DVDs. Make sure you have reliable fast internet (Cable not DSL) and have an AppleTV and Chromecast, your guests can stream their own stuff. Oh, and get a $2/month phone line from which you can use with an ObiTalk ATA

u/BarkWoof · 2 pointsr/Android

>Hardware units available to literally plug a home phone directly into GV without using a computer.

Big GV fan here. This is definitely one of my favorite tech toys, and a perfect complement to my $30/month plan from T-Mobile.

u/liquoranwhores · 2 pointsr/Googlevoice

Does anyone know the cheapest device you can get to work with this service? This one is $50

u/retsotrembla · 2 pointsr/VOIP

If I had known how easy it was, I would have done it years ago.

I bought an Obi200 interface box for about $50. It has 3 sockets: power, phone, and ethernet. I plugged its wall-wart into the power socket, my old home phone into the phone socket, and used an ethernet cable to connect it to my home router.

I used the router's configuration web-page to make the Obi200 visible to outside world.

Next step was picking a phone service provider. Obihai lists a dozen vendors that provide phone service through the device. I went with PhonePower at $33 per year. I paid $15 to port my old phone number away from AT&T. So, for better phone service, I'm paying $33 per year instead of the $545 that AT&T was charging me.

u/CuvisTheConqueror · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

When you say he has "access to wifi", do you mean he has an internet connection and a wifi router? If so, something like an OBi 200 will let him use his landline phone with a variety of VOIP services.

Alternately, you could get a cordless phone with Bluetooth capabilities, and connect it to whatever cheap-o cell phone you can get. Something like this would do.

u/bertcox · 2 pointsr/funny

Phone+Tone to Pulse Converter+VOIP box+Google Voice=My daughters first and only phone I provided.

For all other tech; people need yards raked, poop scooped, dogs walked, babies sat.....

BTW she loves it her friends can call her, she can call them, the old who gets to the phone first game is live. And yes slamming the phone is the only way to hang up.

u/wolffstarr · 2 pointsr/homelab

In case of backing out to try Vonage, I would instead recommend you try an Obi200 instead. Pretty sure it works with if that's where you want to stay, but it also works with Google Voice, meaning you can grab a free number from them and make calls within the US for free.

Source: Just upgraded my Obi100, which I've had for 3 years, to an Obi200 doing the same thing. Conference call for work this morning was done over the Obi200.

I'd still say give the PBX thing a whirl; I mean, this is /r/homelab after all. But for actually getting stuff working fast, Obi200.

u/XCorneliusX · 2 pointsr/The_Donald

They do sell Internet alone. You may have to push for it, but they do it. I moved from NoVA to Central VA and had to get Comcast when I did have FiOS. I used this site as it caters to getting live people at companies. I got a concierge sales person who set me up with a sweet deal.

If you are with Comcast, they will try and upsell later. Be strong. Try and do the Internet deal on the phone.

I have a 150/24 speed on my net roughly and it sits about 100 a month. Much better than 300 plus for unused channels. If you need OTA channels, you can get a digital antenna that is cheap. Just have to be close enough to get them.

Also, I do not use the Comcast router/wifi. It is garbage. I bought my own that is approved for use on their system and for Wifi I bought this bad boy.

I have two Amazon FireTV boxes, not usb dongles. They are faster and more stable imo. There are other devices, but i went with these as they are android, but only semi locked down. You can sideload apps and there are many many there anyway.

I went SlingTV and OAN for paid things. That is 25 a month on top of 100. Obvs I am online a lot and I do game, so its what is important to me.

As to phone. I bought an ObiHai device and linked it to a Google phone number and have a 3 cordless set hooked to that. Base and two remote locations. It is free and works very well. I know its Google, but its free and you can get a local number or possibly port your current one.

u/Drivingmecrazeh · 2 pointsr/techsupport

You will need to buy an MTA, either built in to the modem or a separate device. I've personally used and recommend before, and because of the price being so inexpensive, can replace them if they go bad.

As far as AIO printers go, do you want laser or do you want inkjet? Are you concerned about print speeds?

I can suggest HP OfficeJet 3830 Wireless All-in-One or the HP OfficeJet 4650 Wireless All-in-One -- both are good inkjet printers with WiFi.

u/Grimsterr · 2 pointsr/JUSTNOMIL

Google voice + Obi 200 = free phone and GREAT control. Also it saves all voice mails.

I have mine set to not ring between 10pm and 7am (10 am on weekends) and my own JNMIL is WHY I have this set.

u/the_best_moshe · 2 pointsr/amazonecho

Google has offered VOIP for many years through Google Voice. You were even able to use it as a standard landline using hardware made by companies like Obihai. They make these adapters that you can connect to your landline phones and get free phone calling. Google Voice never supported 911 and these Obi boxes can't call 911. (They do sell a 911 service separately.)

u/aliendude5300 · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

I would skip the phone service and go with a VOIP solution. You can get an ObiHai 200 and port the number to Google Voice or Anveo and spend less than $5 a month including 911 access.

You want to get the e911 from Anveo and use Google Voice for calling. That combo gives you unlimited calling and multiple 911 calls per year. I have this setup right now with a Panasonic wireless telephone set in all the rooms of my house and it works great.

u/rsohne · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

Do some research on the Obihai for VOIP calling. All you need is a Google Vouce account and 50$ for the Obihai box. It's not hard to setup and it's free after the price of the hardware.

OBi200 1-Port VoIP Phone Adapter with Google Voice and Fax Support for Home and SOHO Phone Service

u/dontautotuneme · 2 pointsr/ThriftStoreHauls

I really want to do that but honestly I have no use for a landline. Here's the one I've been eyeing.

u/boombox_pimp · 2 pointsr/okinawa

Before you leave the US, transfer your cell phone number over to Google voice. Buy one of these and set it up with your Google Voice account. You can transfer your wife's phone number as well and add it as a secondary account. Incoming and outgoing calls to the US will be free.

Sign up for Amazon Prime. Your basic necessities can be found at the exchange and commissary, but they do a shit job in keeping their levels of stock maintained.

If you decide to go through a major provider for cell service, avoid Softbank. The coverage is garbage. AU is pretty decent and you can bundle with internet for a discount.

You should consider grabbing an international driver's license from your local AAA. You will need to take a short drivers ed course before you can get your base license, assuming you already have your stateside license. It's only offered on certain days, so if driving is an absolute necessity, you can rent a car with your international driver's license until you get your base license. Your sponsor should be able to take you around, so consider this tip low priority.

AFN satellite is pretty limited in their programming. If you want Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Prime Video, you'll need something like a Roku or Apple TV and a DNS Proxy. I'm signed up for SMART DNS and I can access all the programming from those providers. I also have a Sling Box slinging cable from my brother's house to me over here. If you have family that is willing to pay for an additional cable box, you might want to invest in a Slingbox.

There is an auto resale lot on the base. You can find some good deals, but none of the cars have a warranty. If you decide to buy a car off base, you should avoid the places by the base that cater to Americans. A lot of cars are older and high-mileage. You should explore options off base. Try switching the language to English and browsing Crossroad. I'm sure the translation isn't perfect, but it will give you a good idea of what's offered here.

u/sikilikis · 2 pointsr/AndroidTV

I use this one for my shield: (it runs on two AAA batteries and has IR learning).

It's not perfect. Almost everything works out of the box except for the back button, which apparently is read as a right mouse click instead. The ESC key on the back sort of works as a back button but its wonkey. I had to download a key remapping app to make the ESC key the back button. The keyboard is also super wonky but maybe I just got a bad one. In my case, it will either work perfectly fine, or the keys are suddenly remapped to something ridiculous (the r key becomes a volume key or the i key becomes the back button or something stupid like that). The air mouse works extremely well and is great if you plan on side loading apps.

Again, I think I may have just gotten a defective one because the keyboard issue I mentioned also happened on an mxiii box I used to have (the back button worked perfectly fine on that though). I might look into some of the other ones mentioned in this thread as a replacement.

u/Aceflamez00 · 2 pointsr/EngineeringStudents

Casio FX-991EX Engineering/Scientific Calculator, Black

The newer version

u/magus517707 · 2 pointsr/USF

Most of my professors so far only allow Calculators that are allowed on the FE. as /u/DrJamaican mentioned, get a good calculator that is allowed on the FE and learn how to use that as you would breathe. I usually recommend the Casio FX991EX, it does spreadsheets and 4X4 matrices and the display and overall functionality is amazing compared to it's only real competitor the TI-36x Pro. The only thing the TI does better is keep memory of operations between power cycles. If you are gonna graph any for a class it is gonna be using MATlab or some other software package. So save yourself the money on a graphing calc and buy two great scientific calculators (always need a backup).

u/IWatchGifsForWayToo · 2 pointsr/personalfinance

I was thinking of the Cameo 3 which goes for $230, but the first version goes for $130 if you just want something a little cheaper and more entry point level. I've thought about getting one for some art projects I want to try out.

u/tehckaw · 2 pointsr/singapore

Does anyone know where I can get myself a die cutting machine? Something like this:

Silhouette SILHOUETTE-CAMEO-3-4T Wireless Cutting Machine - AutoBlade - Dual Carriage - Studio Software

I'm also looking for an affordable laminator if anyone has any recommendations!

u/sureproblem · 2 pointsr/india

Go for TI- 84 plus. It was and still is the most reliable scientific calculator, I have used that model since high school and its never let me down. Although I've dropped them down a lot hah. The newer versions are even sleek and aesthetic, decent and affordable. Don't go for low quality garbage, they always come with some kind of catch.

If you are in India, then


Don't go for Nspire or others, I don't think there is any need for those in bachelors engineering courses.

It's not a great idea to go for used when it comes to Scientific Calcies, as they are a very handy tools and usually people don't sell their calculators unless its not working properly. Its like purchasing a used drill set not always a great idea.

u/skubiszm · 2 pointsr/PleX

I picked up an cheap Air Mouse with Keyboard support. Works fine with Plex, or any other application on my HTPC.

u/toluun · 2 pointsr/htpc

I have this for my wife to use. Very easy to use with simple button choices that she can understan. Not too my functionality but still nice for everyday use.

u/TheInsaneDump · 2 pointsr/DnD

Hi there! I wanted to let you know that I purchased a Silhouette Cameo 3 and I used it yesterday with great results. The art I cut came out beautifully. Happy to provide more in-depth information if you'd like!

u/priddyma · 2 pointsr/buildapc
  1. No major problems with Kodi/Kodibuntu. You will have to use the command line to update to the latest Kodi build as it ships with 15 I think. Simple "apt-get update", "apt-get upgrade", and "apt-get dist-upgrade" as sudo will get everything up to date.
  2. AMD Sempron 3850 Kabini worked just fine for Kodibuntu for me. Don't see why yours would be any worse.
  3. This ( is the remote I use. Has a gyro mouse and works very well for me. The only problem with mine is that when using the keyboard it does not work correctly.

    The only feedback I would have besides that is do you have a way to run ethernet? Wireless is not ideal for an HTPC unless you have a good connection(little interference).

    Also to your point of Steam games: if you have a gaming PC you can always use Steam In-Home Streaming to play them. Steam has a Linux client and you can definitely install it on Kodibuntu.
u/654456 · 2 pointsr/cordcutters
u/Catsrules · 2 pointsr/htpc

How about something like this

This would let you control your PC as well as the TV in a single control.

Also with IR blasters, you can allways hide the bulky box and use IR externders to control the TV. It would be a small little cable that would do it.

I don't know if this will work with TV, This is more for talking to IR printers and Modems. But you maybe able to hack something together to control a TV with this.

Also some UPS have a power saving features that will cut power to the monitor (Or TV in this case) when the computer is shutdown/sleeping. If you can get your TV to auto turn on when it has power that would work.

u/upchuck_hardbottle · 2 pointsr/htpc

This one might interest you.
Aerb 2.4G Mini Wireless Keyboard Mouse Multifunctional W Infrared Remote Learning, 3-Gyro and 3-Gsensor, Air Control

u/freakingwilly · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Not backlit

I've tried a few and this is my favorite for my HTPC/RPi.

u/glasscalendar · 2 pointsr/htpc

I use this and it's perfect for me. I remapped the home button to launch Kodi. From there I can launch Netflix or steam or anything.

u/Crephix · 2 pointsr/cordcutters

Why not get get an all in one like the one I use or this one maybe this is more to your liking. A couple more essentially identical and awkward options are this one and this one. There's more choices too if you didn't like those, take this one for example or if you just want to have some fun (doesn't have keyboard, consider it an honorable mention). These are links to universal remotes with a keyboard on the back. Some have trackpads like those found on laptops, while some use an "air mouse" (think Wii control). Some use regular batteries (AA/AAA) while others use built in rechargeable batteries.

About a year ago I started looking around for a way to control my TV and HTPC with one remote. I originally wanted to go with a FLIRC paired with a Harmony control to use so that I could use WMC (with Youtube, Hulu+, Netflix and Plex "plugins"). Ultimately I decided against it due to the lack of a keyboard. After looking around I stumbled upon these. I went with the Rii due to the form factor and the WAF.

--Below is my review of the "Rii mini i13 4 in 1 Wireless Multmedia Air Fly Mouse Keyboard (Black)"--

I am mostly pleased with this setup but there are a few kinks, most notably the battery. At first it was great, no batteries to swap out and it held a charge for about a month before it was time to recharge. But now, a year later, I have to recharge it every couple days. It still works fine but I don't know if I should buy another one, try to replace the battery when it does die, or try something different. There is no way EASY way to open it, and honestly I don't think it could withstand to many battery swaps since it's made of this flimsy plastic. Truly think I'm lucky to have had it as long as I have.

Another thing is that the buttons themselves feel indistinguishable from one another which makes night time use/viewing a bit difficult, wish there was a backlight. I'd also like to mention that I have an issue with the mouse.

As mentioned earlier the mouse is similar to using a Wii, with one difference the Wii pointer only goes to where you aim the control. This mouse works with relative motion to move the cursor. Imagine you just scrolled the cursor to the far right corner of your monitor, you can keep moving your mouse further right but the cursor won't move any further. That means if you did a 180° then you'd still be controlling the mouse even though you are now facing the wall. This makes navigation a little frustrating. Add to that the mouse's sensitivity mixed with no stabilization makes clicking and dragging a chore. Never realized I had a shake in my hands until I held this remote. I remedied this by simply disabling the mouse in Windows. I realized I wasn't using it so I disabled it.

The last thing I had issues with was that there is no real concrete instruction manual. Just some small quick start guide. After spending some time with it, I rather enjoyed experience.

u/shadowbansarestupid · 1 pointr/UIUC

Yup. It's an extremely powerful calculator that very few people know about because everyone would just go buy TI stuff. Honestly felt like cheating sometimes when I took exams with it.


It looks like the FX-991EX ClassWiz is the newer model though.

u/JesJHoward · 1 pointr/kodi

Aerb 2.4G Mini Wireless Keyboard Mouse Multifunctional W Infrared Remote Learning & [3-Gyro + 3-Gsensor] Air Control for Android Smart TV Box G Box HTPC Mini PC Windows iOS MAC Linux PS3 Xbox 360

This is the remote I use for my htpc. It's much more user-friendly (and wife-approved) than a standard keyboard and mouse. I have to do a little bit of scripting using autohotkey to make the more advanced stuff work with it, but out of the box, it's fantastic for Kodi. It even has an air mouse and keyboard built in when you need it

u/exodius06 · 1 pointr/PleX

Ever tried anything like this? Seems like it wouldn't require any extra components. Just add the driver and go.

u/katflace · 1 pointr/AskAnAmerican

Ah, that's pretty much the same then, we were just told to buy a scientific calculator. If anything influences what brand people get, it's probably what others already have, or what they've seen their older siblings use. I know one guy bought this one after he saw me use mine to automatically solve an equation, that was about the most complex we were allowed to have

u/newobrain · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

i have an fx155es too, if i was buying a calculator today id get either this or this

u/droopyoctopus · 1 pointr/AndroidTV

The reason I needed to use a usb dongle is because I am buying an air remote mouse( and it has its own bluetooth dongle to work.

That is nice, I am also planning to do the same because I have Buffalo Snes USB controller. I am planning to install retroarch in it :)
So will a USB hub like this suffice?(

And also I have one last question. Is it normal to lag on 60fps videos on Youtube? I thought this box is strong enough to handle 4k 60 fps o.o

u/rocketmonkeys · 1 pointr/buildapc

I got this:

Has some quirks; the switch from remote to mouse mode doesn't "stick" unless you hold the button down, and the back button is funky in XBMC. But it's nice; I can use the remote side for XBMC, and the keyboard for interenet/hulu/etc.

I also have the K400. It's good, but flimsy and can have range issues.

u/joeydcamo · 1 pointr/xbmc

I bought a boxee box for about $40 (shipping included in the price) only problem is you need to buy a usb remote. I would also recommend a USB 3.0 32 GB flash drive. All you have to do is root it and put the xbmc files on the USB flash drive.

Boxee Box on eBay

USB Flash Drive I bought

USB Remote

It comes out to be about $80. YOu can definitely find a cheaper remoe but I strongly recommend this one because it best resembles the boxee remote.

If you choose the boxee here is the rooting guide. It is really easy execute.

Tutorial for Root

XBMC Tutorial I recommend you run it off of the USB if you like the Boxee OS and/or have netflix.

EDIT: Forgot to add that it has been running perfectly smooth for me. And the design of the boxee is a bit different and I like the way it sits on the tv stand.

u/ThePenguinGod · 1 pointr/subaru

I cut them out yesterday via this handy desktop vinyl cutter.

Silhouette Cameo 3:

But there are a ton of ppl selling them pre-made.
1 on amz, the rest are on various online stores (Etsy, etc):

u/bigdon199 · 1 pointr/htpc

have you looked into air mice like it has a few keys that can be IR and the rest act like a keyboard and the mouse portion can control the cursor like a wii mote or deactivated. I use mine for kodi on my raspberry pi and I have it programmed to turn the tv on/off and volume +/- and change inputs.

u/probablyjimmylam · 1 pointr/beatsbydre

I used this it comes in really handy.

u/agatha361 · 1 pointr/manga

I guess I wasn't thinking small-scale enough. Thinking about cutting multiple layers at once.

So basically 300$ and off you go. I guess.

u/JimboLodisC · 1 pointr/chromeos

Sounds like getting another set top box from Comcast would be the best option. Especially if you are wanting to access stuff on your DVR with fast forwarding being a major feature.

You could also look into a streaming box like a Roku, FireTV, or Android TV product. They would need to have an Xfinity app, but fast-forwarding might be tricky without support for a Harmony remote. I've seen $16 remotes on Amazon so maybe those would work. As far as those remotes working with a Chromebox, I'm not sure. It'd be the Chrome browser that would have to accept the inputs, and I'm not sure on whether or not that's possible.

u/roshmanindia · 1 pointr/Sat

Thank You for your positive response! As far as tips, I would recommend doing practice test on and this will help you to increase your SAT Score and the format is exactly like the Official College Board SAT Exam. For the Math section I would recommend the TI-84 Plus CE because of the color display which makes plotting multiple graphs useful, a rechargeable battery is nice as well too.

For the Essay section I would recommend following the perfect paragraph format which is:
1 Topic Sentence (TS)
1 Concrete Detail (CD)
2 Commentaries (CM)
1 Concluding Sentence (CS)

u/rufiorufiorufiohhh · 1 pointr/xbmc

I bought it and returned it. The air mouse function turns off every time you press a button. Fine if you only use xbmc but I wanted to browse the internet with it. I ended up getting this one and it works great:

Takes some time to set up but once it's working it's good. I have the number keys set to shortcuts like full screen/tab.

The Logitech k400 is still my go-to. I use the remote if I feel lazy and want to use one hand.

u/usafle · 1 pointr/kodi

I've got this remote hooked up to the box. So maybe these remote keys aren't the "correct" keys?
The OK/select button pauses or stops whatever I'm watching. .

u/Aegior · 1 pointr/news

This still probably won't beat your current solution, but check out this remote. Got it today and it's my favorite HTPC peripheral so far. Can do basic mouse gestures fairly easily and has 5 buttons to map to any other IR remote function.

u/chumkinson · 1 pointr/mildlyinteresting

I used one of those for my android tv box. The track pad is terrible. I find an air mouse to be a much better option

u/FALCUNPAWNCH · 1 pointr/todayilearned

There's actually a slim color version now. It has the same functionality as the old one though.

u/omeganemesis28 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

the PS3 and 360 both had blackberry keyboard style attachments. They could definitely use a remote like that for good netflix searching. Surprisingly nothing official for the PS4, but I did find this which should supposedly work.

u/treowayne · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

This thing is pretty good for what it is. It would be nice if it had foldable legs to make it more comfortable for the rare occasions you have to type a lot with it.

I prefer my gyro remote for HTPC use, overall.

u/firsthour · 1 pointr/cordcutters

I have a WDTV Live Plus that I use with SMB and the only time I experience dropped frames or whatever is when my network can't handle the bandwidth. I recently upgraded the weak spot in my network (an old powerline ethernet connection upgraded to the newer faster version) and haven't had any problems since. Try connecting your WDTV Live Plus directly (or as close as possible with just a switch between) to your PC and see if you have problems then.

My eventual upgrade path is either to my Ouya with XBMC installed, or probably maybe the Amazon Fire TV with XBMC/Kodi sideloaded. I also need ethernet because I just don't get the bandwidth I need with my current Wifi setup, but the powerline ethernet makes that simple where I live.

I already have a remote for my Ouya that works great with XBMC ( and the Fire TV comes with a remote too (I don't have a Fire TV yet but I do have a Fire TV Stick, but I wouldn't want to use that personally because it's wifi only).

If you ever land on a solution, I would love it if you shared it with me as we're on very similar upgrade timelines!

u/BenderRodriguez14 · 1 pointr/buildmeapc

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

CPU | Intel - Pentium G4400 3.3GHz Dual-Core Processor | $49.88 @ OutletPC
Motherboard | MSI - B250I PRO Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard | $69.98 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill - Aegis 8GB (1 x 8GB) DDR4-2133 Memory | $57.99 @ Newegg
Storage | SanDisk - SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $83.88 @ OutletPC
Case | Cooler Master - Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case | $38.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | EVGA - BV 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply | $12.98 @ Newegg
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $333.70
| Mail-in rebates | -$20.00
| Total | $313.70
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-08-31 16:59 EDT-0400 |

Would also suggest to consider connecting it to a TV with a $5-10 wireless mouse, this keyboard - - and maybe this keyboard/mouse remote (I own this, it's awesome) - . Bigger screen, maybe a little less intimidating if they're funny like that about technology, and the remote might come more natural to them. Keyboard is only 27cm so less than a ruler, and about 5mm thick (apart the power bar at the top which is maybe 2cm thick) so it and the mouse are really, really easy to tuck away when not in use and take up no room at all even when being used. Mice also work fine either on the arm of the sofa or even the leg of your jeans.

(then go get a 1050 TI, a copy of DOOM, and a wireless gamepad for them for Christmas and record the results for us :D )

u/ProfessorKaos64 · 1 pointr/SteamOS

It depends on the device really. I have this air mouse + keyboard remove, which works over a small receiver. I believe it is wireless, not IR. Minus Hulu, those sites work in the SteamOS browser. However, if you still want an "app" like experience. You can run "web apps" in Chrome's kiosk mode. I have a section of my SteamOS-Tools project for this, call web apps. For that remote, basic functions work fine. I've been trying to add hardware, and encourage folks to do so, under the Valve github wiki

I know a lot of this isn't "native," but it is what it is for now.

u/ozana18 · 1 pointr/IBO

As far as I know, the TI 84-Plus CE-T is the best one available for Maths HL, as n-spire calculators are banned. If you’re buying an 84 Plus, buy a new and thin one like this.

u/Pakyul · 1 pointr/pics

They do have the TI-84 Plus CE now.

u/Rhedogian · 1 pointr/gatech

This 'next gen' Ti-84 got me through my AE degree completely fine and I never found myself needing anything more powerful or capable for the entire curriculum. The build quality is excellent, it's rechargeable, durable, and it's very lightweight. I have no concerns sticking it in an outer pocket in my bag since it's not fragile. Plus not having to worry about batteries is great and this is faster than a standard Ti-84, not to mention the color display.

Overall I think this would make an excellent gift for your son.

edit: it also comes in red which is what I got.

u/r1243 · 1 pointr/IBO

100-140€ range over here (conversion varies)

I'd personally suggest one of these as they're a pretty solid compromise between cost and function

the one you linked looks to be permitted as well, though:

u/roryact · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

I've got a HP-35s and the Casio FX-991EX amazon


I bought the Casio as I couldn't take a programmable calculator into exams, and the 991EX is probably the best scientific calculator around right now. It's a newer model than the ES with a better display and a couple of extra features such as spreadsheets. The only negative I have to say about it is you only get 5 columns in the spreadsheet. That's 5 more than most calculators and I've used it successfully for stability calculations in naval architecture exams.

If you can get something programmable but don't need graphs, get a HP 35 and learn RPL and stack memory; I can punch numbers out in half the time on that than i can on the casio.

u/Pyongyang_Biochemist · 1 pointr/biology

Lab coats are provided by the department in 99% of cases in my experience. I wouldn't even be allowed to bring my own one. Safety glasses is not something biologists use the vast majority of times. Really most of the things biologists use on a daily basis are either too expensive or impractical to give as a gift to be honest. I personally love to have a proper calculator in all my labcoats (3x, this one) because there's nothing more annoying than these one-line calculators lying around everywhere. Maybe a nice new briefcase/bag with a good calculator? Hard to get more biology-themed and be useful at the same time I think.

u/voodoochild461 · 1 pointr/Openelec

I just got this one and it works great out of the box, maybe a little more remote than what you're looking for though.

u/Caustic-Echo · 1 pointr/headphones

I have Turtle Beach 800x headphones for console gaming. But the microphone isn't the best. Would it be possible to use the 3.5mm jack to plug in a small boom mic?

u/the_abortionat0r · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Headset suck and budget is even worse. So I would ask whats the budget? Off the top of my head the Monoprice modern retro is something to the tune of $20 and the massdrop mini mic is about the same but you could grab a 3.5mm mic like this and double sided sticky tape it in place and get an extension cord for it.

u/Deadlock_Wolf · 1 pointr/buildapc

Heres a good budget headphone option.

Here's a mic, any mic will do as long as it's detachable.

And here's and audio and microphone splitter. Make sure the splitter you end up getting has a dedicated audio and dedicated microphone input.

This is the braided cable and heatshrink. The cable to manage the separate cables, also you can personalized the color, and it looks cool honestly. There's also some heatshrink it just seals the end of cable sleeves.

And finally here's a video on what you'll be doing with the above cable and heatshrink.

One last remark, the price of all this starts at around $30 dollars or so. The rest of the price is up to you on what headphones you end up choosing.

Visit r/Headphones for recommendations and an idea of what makes good headphones...good.

u/KeepingTrack · 1 pointr/Survival

Yeah, that's an OK one. /r/Collapse is bigger though, about 20k members. 2 MUST HAVE resources are CD3WD & The AT Library. CD3WD contains some of the AT Library and resources like Appropedia (which you can't get a dump of otherwise in html, though the XML dump for is here: ) as well as other resources. The Appropedia (and any other MediaWiki wiki) backup can be used with WikiTaxi for viewing offline.

Main CD3WD Site:
Download it: (24GB)
Browse it:

You just need to download 7zip, ungunzip (gz) the xml file, the bzip2 the file (like zipping or rar'ing) then import it into WikiTaxi with the Windows WikiTaxiImporter.exe GUI. It's cake. Some wikis, like Appropedia don't start out on the right page. For that wiki specifically search for "Category" in the search box up to be taken to the index. For others, search for main, index or category until you find the right one.

There's probably 5+ great wikis out there you can get dumps for, including wikipedia. WikiTaxi can handle more than one wiki too. So once you import Appropedia, WikiPedia, etc you can choose which one you'd like to access from WikiTaxi's startup page.

Also, for things like
where Appropedia has sourced some of it's material ... or great forums (though both and forums and other websites won't love you for this) you can use HTTrack to download entire websites of any kind for offline viewing.

Make sure you See options/spider/spider: robots.txt and set it to -> 'never' so if they have a robots.txt that tells Google or something not to grab their pages that you do. :) Poor Netiquette? Maybe. Survival skill? Definitely.

There's an offline WikiPedia handheld viewer that runs off of AA batteries that I'm getting.

For jailbroken Ipods/Iphones:

Cheapest w/ touch screen standalone that runs on AAA batteries:

Same unit, $100 from amazon.

Wiktionary, Wikiquotes and Wikitravel are also offered. This means you can adapt any wiki to work with it. It uses microSD memory cards.

Personally, I have a Kindle Keyboard w/3G.

Then, my Android phone with Moon+ Reader, Adobe Reader and a 32GB card.

After that, my laptop and netbook, external BluRay reader & 2x external 500GB USB-powered hard drive with exact same contents (I've had so many drive failures it's ridiculous).

For Power: Crank charger for USB Devices, solar power for USB devices, solar chargers for batteries, battery adapter to USB (cellular emergency chargers). Some of my chargers do more than one.

So, all my videos, CD3WD, e-books and much, much, much more.

u/donvito · 1 pointr/bugout

Also a great addition: A stand alone wikipedia reader that runs on standard batteries.

Like this one:

They sometimes can be found for a few bucks on eBay.

u/zurkog · 1 pointr/DataHoarder

For a while, there was a device that ran about $25 that had all of the text (no images) of Wikipedia:

Not quite the same, but it shows just how small the (compressed) text really is.

u/R_B_Kazenzakis · 1 pointr/preppers

Books. Maps. CB radios and soon to be Ham radios. I have a Shortwave radio.

I have a buncha of old navy course books from when I was in.

I have about $500 in cash locked away.

I actually also own this.

u/mnp · 1 pointr/codes

Easiest is just buy a reader: truly a hitchhikers guide in your pocket.

Here are the wikipedia dumps if you just want to download them to your machine.

I'm guessing you're not a programmer so here's a tool that will just go get pages, called wget. You can get it for most platforms. Look at the recursion options and limit the depth to a very small number like 3 or 4 maybe, or else you'll be retrieving the whole wiki.

u/DJKermie · 1 pointr/USPS

actually i didn't figure it out my comments are out of order. i figured out i needed the code from the link you sent. but i can't figure out how to use that code. Its a cheap esky scanner from china. i believe this is the one
Guess i will contact them and see if they can help.

u/trigger5365 · 1 pointr/LabVIEW

Honestly, unless you are trying to do this as a project to learn, you are going to save an incredible amount of time (and maybe money) by buying an off the shelf usb barcode scanner for $20. These scanners work as input devices, like a keyboard, and require no programming to get started. You may want to add a little code to restrict where it can input data in your program, but otherwise it is a very simple application.

u/Pinkshootingstar · 1 pointr/dvdcollection

Oh man, you should try

It cost 25 dollars for the program and there is an app ( ) to sync with your phone and I bought a 26 dollar bar code scanner ( ). Cataloging has never been easier! So glad I discovered it!

u/Austinthelamp · 1 pointr/Flipping

I believe some people use this one on here. USB Automatic Barcode Scanner Scanning Barcode Bar-code Reader with Hands Free Adjustable Stand (Black)

u/SnowblindAlbino · 1 pointr/hometheater

If you have physical media I'd treat them like books and use something like LibraryThing or iTrackMine for inventory. Most of these programs are web-based and have mobile versions so you can check your collection from anywhere. Best of all, they have robust databases so you can ususally just scan the bar code on the item (book, CD, DVD, etc.) and the fields will self-populate. I have about 6K books and while I don't have them all online yet I can do a hundred in about an hour. I bought a USB barcode scanner for about $20, so I can just take a shelf of books at a time, scan them into the laptop, and add notes before saving. I do the same with CDs, DVDs, LPs, and other media.

u/torbar203 · 1 pointr/techsupport

Also, if you get the Obi110 it lets you use Google voice with a home phone

u/RugerRedhawk · 1 pointr/Frugal

You can buy one of these for $50 and use it with a google voice number:

Problem for me is google voice offers no local phone numbers in my area, so I'd either have to have an oddball landline number which would be long distance for neighbors to call, or fork out the $200 for the ooma.

u/DrDm · 1 pointr/Frugal

Ok peoples two secrets.

Both share the same services. The Obi adapter runs on Google voice is easy to setup and frequently updates the firmware.

How I Reduced my $69 Cell Phone Contract to $2.99

Obihai OBi110 Voice Service Bridge and Telephone Adapter

u/ryanjkirk · 1 pointr/linux4noobs

There was a recent post about this by a redditor here (link to reddit post, but actual steps are on his blog which the post title linked to). However, instead of building an asterisk box, the 2nd most upvoted commenter recommended buying this instead, which would do the same thing. That looks to be cheaper and easier than a Sheeva Plug. Either way, you can use analog phones with the device, which converts the stream to VOIP, and you can use Google as your SIP provider, provided you are using your GV number.

There is a SIP client for Android which will allow you to use GV over VOIP here, with some tutorials linked at the bottom. You'll still use your minutes when out and about, but otherwise you'll be all VOIP.

Keep in mind Google has not promised free SIP access for any length of time. If I remember right, the service was either discovered or possibly leaked, but there was never any announcement or launch for it, so it could possibly disappear, at which point you would probably want to subscribe to a SIP provider.

u/RulerOf · 1 pointr/sysadmin

The product you're looking for does not exist, and if it did exist, it would not work.

The Huawei router you've linked in your replies contains a built-in SIP Gateway. In order to get that feature back after you replace your router with one that doesn't have it, you need to plug something else into your new router to get this feature back.

Any SIP gateway like this Cisco device or this Obihai device will work. They'll still need to be configured to work with your SIP service provider.

u/mburke6 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Google Voice might go a long way towards getting you your fantasy solution. I use it daily.

What I did was port my cell phone number (the number everybody has known me by for 15+ years) to Google Voice. I then got a new cell phone number and an Obihai VOIP thingy. Total cost was a one-time $20 to port my number, $35 for the Obi thingy, and basic cell phone service.

I configured my Google Voice account with my new cell phone number and set up my Voice account on the Obihai. When you call my 15 year old phone number, both my cell phone and any land line phones I have plugged into the Obihai ring. Whichever picks up first gets the call. Simultaneous ring! When I pick up on an Obi phone, I'm not charged any minutes and the sound quality is far superior than cell and delay much reduced.

On my android phone, I set up Google Hangouts for text and the Google Voice app for voice calls. When I make a call on my cell phone, Voice spoofs my 15 year old phone number so people I call only ever see my Voice number, not my new cell phone number. NOBODY ever sees my cell number whether I text or call. They always see my Voice number, which is the number they've always ever seen from me.

Also, if you have Voice open in a web browser, calls and text ring through there too. So if you were to set up a PC with a set of speakers, keep Google Voice open in a web browser and calls will ring through the speakers.

I have a number of phones connected to the Obihai throughout the house. I even have a few antique rotary phones connected with a pulse to DTMF converter so I can dial out.

u/xur17 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Buy this - obi110

It connects to Google Voice, and has a regular telephone port that he can connect his phone to. It's $50, and no monthly fees, assuming Google leaves gmail calls free.

More details:

u/onionhammer · 1 pointr/GalaxyNexus

I've been thinking of getting an Obihai ( ), but I'll see what the service is like in my apt first.

Also, apparently if you go over it's 10 cents a minute, which would work out to 45 dollars for 450 minutes, and $75 (45 + 30) for 550 minutes is still less than I'm paying per month right now.

I'll look into your recommendation, thanks!

u/genxer · 1 pointr/VOIP

I love banging around on asterisk. If that is the goal take a look at elastix or pbxinaflash...Use the android phone as a SIP client.

Now -- if your goal is to make calls grab --

Yes it cost money -- but -- you should quickly make that up when
compared to having an old computer run 24x7.

u/djrbx · 1 pointr/cordcutters
  1. You can purchase an Obitalk device. I personally use the Obitalk 110. Keep in mind that most VOIP providers do not offer e911. However, you can signup directly through the Obitalk's web portal. More info here

  2. This will depend entirely on your area.

  3. I use MLB.TV to view baseball games. Keep in mind that you'll be blacked out for your local team so you will need a VPN or Proxy service. But other than that requirement, it's still cheaper overall compared to cable. Check out /r/vpn and ask which service is the best at the moment.
u/Mango123456 · 1 pointr/VOIP

An OBi110 would probably be your cheapest bet. It's now discontinued, but works perfectly well.

It looks like it's cheaper from even with shipping to Canada and the currency conversion.

> or is there software that will use a Data/Fax/Voice modem?

Theoretically yes although I'm told the audio quality doing it that way is terrible.

u/bo_knows · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Obi110 hooked up to my FIOS Router and a DECT 6.0 compatible phone. Add in a Google Voice account and you get free local and long distance in the US. I also added in a $1.50/mo CallCentric account so that I could have e911 service.

u/apeweek · 1 pointr/hardware

I do this with an iPod Touch. Google Voice hooked to Google TalkaTone installed on the touch. Free calls over WiFi.

Then I have a cheap MiFi account with TruConnect ($5/month plus data charges) to make/get calls when I'm away from the house.

As for a phone-jack style phone, someone mentioned an OBI 110 to me today. Would this work?

u/mumrah · 1 pointr/technology

What you can do is limit your dependence on them. Cancel TV, get Netflix. Buy your own DOCSIS3 modem, return that rental garbage. Cancel phone, get a your own number and a VoIP bridge. The internet service from TWC (my provider) is reasonably priced for the speed and quality IMO. TV and Phone are highway robbery


u/sachel85 · 1 pointr/funny

Just installed an Obi:

Free phone service if you already pay for internet. Nice to have when your cell phone dies or you are in the basement with 1/2 bar.

u/nathanmac · 1 pointr/AndroidQuestions

I have a ting account with 5 lines for people in my family that want a smartphone but don't use it enough to justify a major carrier sized bill. I make sure that everyone's number is ported to google voice so that all txt messages don't cost extra. I have not found a smooth way to switch between making call over wifi and cellular. Additionally any voip app I've used has always been a major battery suck since they depend on the wifi always being on.

One potential solution you may be interested in is to purchase an obitalk voip adapter.

This would allow a corded phone to make and receive calls on the same google voice number the android phone uses. There wouldn't ever be voice charges for call made from the obi device as long as google keeps call to the US free.

u/DaRam4U · 1 pointr/Frugal

Sign up for a Google Voice account, Pay $20 to have the # ported to Google Voice, Ask her to get one of these for $40. Once setup, She can use it as her land line anywhere she goes (with an internet connection).

Not so sure about flipping the # back to a cell # when she gets back though.

u/daydream2014 · 1 pointr/Frugal

I picked up an Obi for about $40. You'll need a fast/reliable internet for the Obi to work. Basically you'll transfer/port over your home phone number to Ring.To (a free VOIP service). Then subscribe to Anveo E911 service for about $13 year. Once the porting of your home number is complete (usually takes 5-10 business days) you'll have a VOIP land line for $13/year plus the initial cost of the Obi. There were a couple hiccups in the beginning but it's all been sorted now. With Ring.To it's free local and long distance calls but no international calls (I use my cellphone plan to make international calls).

The way I cut my cable bill from $120/month to $46/month was by purchasing an Obi for home phone, cut TV and use OTA antenna channels combined with a Roku (subscribed to netflix/hulu plus/amazon/HboGo etc) and purchased my own cable modem instead of paying the monthly fee.

u/Ligno · 1 pointr/Frugal

If you have a spare iPhone then all you need is a WiFi connection and Hangouts to use it with Google Voice as a "landline." Hangouts is clunky for dialing out, but answering is pretty smooth. You can place the phone in Airplane mode and then enable WiFi, no need for cell service on the iPhone.

Alternatively, assuming you have a landline handset that you already like and are comfortable with is to get a Obi100 ATA ($38 on Amazon) and a Callcentric account (If you select that you are outside the US and dont care about 911, it is free incoming forever with no montly fees). Dialing out is not possible with this setup (unless you initiate things through Google Voice on the website or the GV App on your iPhone) unless you pay money.

The Obi can connect directly to your GV account to make outgoing calls, but there are a few problems with how it does that. The XMPP interface was supposed to be shutoff by Google earlier this year, but that has not happened. In addition, if you have gmail open, the phone doesn't ring because the calls are redirected there. Therefore it is advisable to have the SIP account to receive the calls with and turn off Gmail for receiving calls in Google Voice(This may also kill Hangouts, so you need to choose what is important to you).

u/amoore2600 · 1 pointr/Android

Google voice +Gtalk + Obi100 = free land line

I have it and it works great!

u/n0apologies · 1 pointr/orangecounty

Google voice with this works great for me I use it as my home phone and is free.

u/stoneage9232 · 1 pointr/cordcutters

I use an Obihai device with Google Voice There were some issues with setup at first, something about too many signals at once but I changed some settings and adjusted my QoS so that VOIP was a priority and it worked fine. I wasn't about to pay $10 more a month for a mobile unit, so I was willing to walk away (previous owner had it installed before we bought the house) if my setup wasn't functioning.

u/DitchWitch13 · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Buy some sort of separate VOIP device and attach it to your internet if you're not attached to your phone number. I just had the same issue, cable modems with phone ports are crazy expensive, but I was looking to cut back from Time Warner. I bought an Obi100 and set it up with Google Voice, but may look into a different provider if Google makes it not free, depending on the rates they charge. Obi100 on Amazon. Otherwise, you'll need to pick up a modem that has telephony ports on it like this one - the key is to look for the word telephony and see if it mentions VOIP and has phone slots on the back: DOCSIS 3.0 modem with telephony. Depending on your internet speed you could maybe buy a DOCSIS 2 modem, but the minor savings won't buy you much future forward time. I think any of the Motorolla surfboard modems are valid with TWC's service, truth be told anything should work but they do have some compatibility lists somewhere. All you have to do is call them and give them the MAC address and it's ready to go.

u/chris062689 · 1 pointr/Android

Have you tried a service like this? I use it as a backup landline and it works great!

OBi100 VoIP Telephone Adapter and Voice Service Bridge

u/liquidnitro28 · 1 pointr/Frugal

+1 for this.

Voice quality is awesome, and everyone who calls can't tell that it is VoIP.

I have the Obi100 which only cost me $30. I paid another $12 for 911 services since Google Voice doesn't do that.

u/shoeman22 · 1 pointr/Android

Have you considered porting your number to Google Voice and then just forwarding to whatever random number you get from T-mobile?

That's what I did (left Sprint for T-mobile on straight talk). I like it because it means YOU always have control of your number and you're not at the mercy of the cell provider.

And of course you get to use Google Voice which is awesome. Text from your desktop, read / listen to your messages, block spam calls / texts, and my new favorite feature I just found: present a "this number is no longer in service" message to folks you don't want to hear from again!

Plus, if you pick up an obi100 and have an old cordless phone lying around, you get a free home phone w/ unlimited minutes (through 2012 at least) and it uses your same google voice number so you can pick up calls on either your cell or your home phone.

Seriously awesome stuff! And on the cancellation, it "just worked" for Sprint (account showed no service right after port completed which took about a day). You WILL get charged an ETF if you are in contract though, so be aware of that.

u/irongamer · 1 pointr/Android

Re-seller on AT&T Network.

If you use your phone at home a bunch and have fast internet mix this cell provider with an Obi and Google Voice to lower usage at home.

u/meowwehaveaproblem · 1 pointr/ImSavingUpForThis

Personally I don't like being tied to any one company. I like choice. One of these and a callcentrics account or any similar company will do the same thing.

u/Varian · 1 pointr/Android

Interesting -- just curious if you've seen/heard of this beautiful device?

You basically buy it, hook it up to your LAN, configure it to use GV, and voila -- free VOIP without an asterisk/pbx box.

u/aoeuidhts · 1 pointr/minimalism

I agree with rosi91 on the most minimalist communication tool. As for my minimalist telephone setup, I have this:
and this:

Simple, easy to setup, and unobtrusive.

EDIT: remove "?ref=" from amazon link

u/cowanrg · 1 pointr/Frugal

following a guide I found on here, I got rid of ATT for google voice and verizon pay as you go. I got an OBi100 from Amazon, and a cheap VTech Phone for home. This gave me unlimited talk when I was at home. This substantially reduced the amount of minutes I needed.

Secondly, I got rid of my expensive family plan from ATT, and went for the 100 minutes, unlimited data/text plan from Verizon. I was paying $135 a month from ATT (for two iPhones) and am now paying $65 a month, for the same two phones. I have a lot less minutes, but I just use my home phone and don't really talk on the phone when I'm out and about. This saves me $70 a month, or $840 a year.

u/BadPubicHairDay · 1 pointr/calculators

TI-nspire CX no question

Just a few more dollars than an 84+ Silver Edition on amazon.

It's got a faster processor, more RAM/ROM, color screen, better controls, overall a calculator for this generation. The 84 series is from the early 2000s I believe in this model is a lot more recent.

Plus I just bought one and all the 84 users in my math class are jealous of its beauty.

u/cydriss · 1 pointr/math

Sooo many versions of the 89 and I dont know what the differences are. There's the 89, 89+, 89 silver, 89+ silver & 89 titanium.

Here's a link to the Nspire, its a relativly new model, has a color screen & touch pad.

u/david4270 · 1 pointr/IBO

Ti-Nspire CX

If you are taking more than 3 of MathHL/physics/chem/econ then it would be a great investment.

u/DrIblis · 1 pointr/unt

For general number crunching I use my trusty TI-36x. It's $20, does definite integration and derivation and pretty much everything else that a TI-84 does (minus the graphing). It's also solar powered and rather small.

For heavy duty calculations I use my TI Nspire CAS

TI36x Pro:


u/archeominus · 1 pointr/todayilearned

Not defending TI here, but this looks a bit nicer than what I had in high school:

u/john-mangino · 1 pointr/KerbalSpaceProgram

I’m going off what I have seen, and the ones I have seen are more of a brick.


u/buzz66boy · 1 pointr/rit

CE here (4th year). Had an 84 Plus coming in, bought the nspire cas a year ago and extremely happy with it. It's honestly not that much more $ than a new 89 (get CAS because complex number math). Really nice functionality, matrix solvers, statistics stuff. Didn't need it for first year but later math courses it has been quite helpful. My EE buddy is always stealing my calculator for his exams :). If you have questions feel free to ask.

u/Izicial · 1 pointr/EngineeringStudents

I second this. If it is allowed it is THE best calculator to have.


Though if you plan on taking the state licensing exams it might ruin you as graphing calcs aren't allowed on those tests.

u/ComputerSavvy · 1 pointr/funny
u/cannibalismo · 1 pointr/Showerthoughts

Not quite. it's always wrong, so in theory, you would work that out pretty quickly. OP's calculator is only rarely wrong. That could cause some probs.

u/Binsky89 · 1 pointr/DIY_eJuice

You can get a label printer, or get some peel and stick pages that you can run through a laser or inkjet printer.

The label printer is going to be cheaper in the long run. I'm looking at getting this one

u/element121_com · 1 pointr/ecommerce

I've been using a Brother QL-700 for the last 3 years and just bought a second one. First one I bought from Staples, but the second bought last week for under $70 CAD from Amazon.
It's thermal so no ink, high quality print and fast. The large shipping labels normally work out around 10 cents a label.

u/frinh · 1 pointr/FulfillmentByAmazon

Just to let you know that hubby tried the dymo printer with 3 different computers, bought the right paper, loaded it correctly and decided we have a faulty dymo. I contacted customer support and am returning the Dymo.

But their warranty is: I pay return shipping, they will try to fix my Dymo and if they can't fix it they give me a refurbished one instead.

Not a great experience.

Thinking of selling the Dymo when it comes back and buying this

u/melrom · 1 pointr/GiftIdeas

Other idea [organizing]: gift cert to [even if you don't have one near you, they deliver - it is an organizer's dream] or giftcert to

In terms of label makers, as someone who has spent hours typing on one of those traditional ones with the keyboards on them, I recommend NOT doing that. If you want to get one, get something like this that she can use w/ her phone or computer (so you do the design or typing for the label on a device you are more comfortable/faster with).

u/frenchguy · 1 pointr/FulfillmentByAmazon

Yes exactly.

As for the label printer I've been very happy with the QL-700 but many others will do. Any label of ~62x35mm is ok.

u/TheRambleMammal · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Label maker!

'Little boxes on the hillside.'


u/theinfamousbigd · 1 pointr/Vaping

For a labeler I was thinking about something like [this](http://www.DYMO LabelManager 160 Hand-Held Label Maker (1790415) start. Nothing fancy just something to label juice flavor and ratios.

And from what I've gathered lurking in /r/diy_ejuice, Amber bottles are the best bottles to use and won't cost you anything extra last I checked.

u/jiggilo · 1 pointr/legodeal

I bought this awhile go but it looks like it isn't available:


It works pretty good except some heavy pieces fall off, but overall super helpful. The label maker I bought is:

u/taintedbloop · 1 pointr/Comcast

For that, you may need to buy a separate phone modem. I believe it depends on which VOIP service you have. If you have comcast, I don't know if they let you use any old voice modem. I use a service called, and they let you bring your own device. I have this one, and it works fine for under $30.

If you are going to be at a place where you are hooking up new phone service, you might want to consider other solutions which I hear are extremely easy to set up, and very cheap (basically free plus taxes) such as [Ooma free telephone service]

u/tgmmilenko · 1 pointr/Asterisk

You would need an Analog Telephone Adapter (ATA) such as this:

It will convert from the IP world of Asterisk to the Analog world of your home phone. Even better would be to port your phone number to a VOIP provider such as Flowroute, Google Voice, etc

u/dmanners · 1 pointr/homelab


  • Yealink T46G
  • Cisco SPA112 (For a couple ATA handoffs around the house)

    SIP Software:

  • Linphone

    VoIP Server:

  • FreePBX 13
  • QubePBX - Been playing with it, haven't deployed in production. Very nifty though.


  • Questblue - Best provider I've used both professionally and personally. Highly recommend them.
u/foreach_loop · 1 pointr/wisp

We use a company called Skyswitch.

They're really good as far as call quality. They've also had no outages in the last 4-5 years we've used them (at least in our area).

We primarily use Cisco SPA 112 as the ATA for residential customers and Polycom VVX 410/411 for businesses.

I have no experience with Google voice though.

u/ALargeAndMovingTorb · 1 pointr/VOIP

I'm in the lower Hudson Valley NY. For my home office I use Callcentric with a Cisco SPA112. Callcentric is based in NY and their quality is excellent.

u/jds013 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

Get an Analog Telephone Adapter like this - it will present dial tone to your burglar alarm. You can also have it put dial tone on your existing home POTS wiring so your old phones work just like they did before you cut over to

Set up each device that connects to with its own subaccount.

The wiki has lots of good advice.

The coolest thing about is that you can set up a "Caller ID filter" to direct all incoming calls from unknown numbers to a simple IVR like "Press 5 now." If the caller doesn't press 5, they get disconnected. It blocks 100% of robocalls.

u/reddit1reddit1 · 1 pointr/verizon
u/zdrifter · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Or one could just buy an Obihai Viop device; link here ... and use Google Voice and eliminate any monthly/annual payments to anyone to call throughout the US and Canada also GV's rates internationally are as low or lower than anyone's including people like:, Broadvoice, 8x8, VIOPo, Vonage, IPX and Phnepower


u/dustydang · 1 pointr/msp

You want cheap? Here you go - Get a Google Voice number and port it into Anveo ( While that port is happening, go purchase a Obi 110 ( Once the port is complete you can configure Anveo cloud PBX (full features). We just use our two main lines for spam filtering really. We never pay for inbound, just outbound calls. I think I put a $50 credit on the account last year and we still have credit. Of course like I say, we really just use ti for spam filtering. Thats about the least expensive way to go.

u/energy_engineer · 1 pointr/AskEngineers

>I've been wondering which calculators are easiest to use and do all necessary calculations for engineers.

Casio fx-115 has stood by me for more than a decade. It got me through school and beyond and I've yet to replace it or the batteries.

It also happens to be acceptable for the FE/PE exams (something I didn't know when I bought it).

u/c4t3rp1ll4r · 1 pointr/OSUOnlineCS

I used this one in addition to the Windows calculator. The Windows calc is the easiest way to convert between binary, hex, and dec, though.

u/MrThom12 · 1 pointr/argentina

Buenos dias muchachada (No me peguen, ya me voy).

Calculadoras graficadoras para la facultad? Si, no, por que?


Dado a que mi calculadora cientifica no hace ni siquiera resolvente, estaba viendo de traer con Grabr una Casio FX CG50 pero no se.. ya veo que al final es una de esas pelotudeces que no necesito (Dicho sea el paso, hago ing informatica y en este momento estoy cursando Analisis 1). La otra opcion era traer algo mas sencillo como una Fx-115ES Plus o similar pero ahi ya no se si vale la pena con Grabr.

Edit: Y si tienen recomendaciones de modelos, se las tomo también.



u/uabeng · 1 pointr/EDC

Just a bit of advice, start early in your degree getting used to a NCEES approved calculator. HP35s is my favorite and I still use at my job and the Casio is another good choice.

u/VirtualMoneyLover · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Bunch of used one on Ebay under $20. Free shipping too....

A new TI-36 is $18 on Amazon. What can the 85 do what the 36 can't?

Or just switch brands:

u/maker23 · 1 pointr/OSUOnlineCS

I bought a Casio fx-115ES but never used it - the Windows calculator was so much easier to use. Also the Casio is limited to 16 binary bits in the display and the Windows calc goes to 64 bits (at least). Still, can't go wrong for $14

u/fernly · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

FYI if you have "hundreds" to do, you should think about spending a little more -- what's your time worth, anyway -- and get something like the CanoScan 9000 which does several at a time and would have muuuuuuch higher quality.

u/blamy · 1 pointr/analog

I purchased mine on amazon:

I think I paid $130 at a point when it was on sale

u/kheszi · 1 pointr/printers

The Canon 9000F MKII is an excellent, highly-rated scanner and will handle your 35mm film easily. The 110 negatives might be more difficult as few scanners exist that will handle this old film format. The 9000F does not have a film holder designed to hold strips of 110 film for scanning, and the scanner will attempt to detect the presence of the film holder during scanning.

Some users have been able to work around this by placing strips of 110 film inside the larger 35mm holder, and turning OFF the thumbnail view mode in the scanning software and cropping the resulting preview manually prior to scanning. There is some additional information at the link below. Hope this helps. (Scroll to the middle of the page and read the post by "smaricic".)

There is also a non-Canon 110 film holder for this scanner that can be used:

u/andrwoo · 1 pointr/techsupport

I see what you are saying. Thanks. So this one should work? OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter, T.38 Fax
with Comcast?

u/ZippyTheChicken · 1 pointr/cordcutters

your cable bill will spike too.. there is no way triple play is going to cost your $140 after the trial period expect it to go up about 30%

Since you are in north jersey you can get a ton of Antenna broadcasts. I would suggest that you get the 50/50 from Verizon and then install an antenna then hook up your own VOIP service using Google Voice/messenger and a obi device and get a Vtech link to cell phone that will let you use either your voip or your cellphone to make and receive phone calls

these things let you plug your phone in and use it over the internet over your google account and you can get a free phone number or port one in for a small fee.

I got this from amazon for $32 about a month ago not sure why the price went up but I would wait until it goes down again.. you can add phones to it if you need more in your home

So you would have voip cellphone service so you don't need the triple play for phone.. then you have a low end data package .. and then you can get sony vue or sling or other services to watch special TV offerings like sports networks and kids channels whatever you need.

you end up only paying for your data plan but verizon needs to setup the Ethernet port in your home.. don't let them install the data plan on the coax ont port or you get screwed with rental fees for device you can't install on your own.. anyway..

If you eval yourself of those options you will save about $100 a month once the trial ends.

u/theotherdanlynch · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Get a free Google Voice number, slap it on one of these for $50, and you've got a home phone.

u/NorthOfUptownChi · 1 pointr/ithaca

We use Google Voice. You buy this box and hook it to your internet, and configure it, and then Google Voice is your home phone. I actually have had it for 4 years, across a couple of different moves.

(I have an older version of this box but the principle is the same.)

u/rockker60 · 1 pointr/homeautomation

I use Callcentric and a Obi200 for my landline, the device is $47 and Callcentric is $3.47 month. I ported my landline to Callcentric and use google voice to make calls. Callcentric is very rich with automated call handling as is GV. What sorts of call handling are you looking for?

I set mine up to not ring unless the number is whitelisted all others go to voice mail (I then get an email notification along with the msg) and those that are in the Telemerketers list get a disconnected msg.

Anvio is another service provider which I'm sure has just many options for call handling as well.

u/daubertMotion · 1 pointr/lifeprotip

Know what speeds you're getting from your ISP and make sure the modem you want to buy supports or exceeds that speed. Usually getting a separate router and modem is the way to go, but if you want a single device, you'll be looking for a gateway. You'll get better wifi and save money getting your own devices.

You can also drop the land line and get an internet phone adapter which you can plug into your router and make calls for free over the internet. Only downside is that you'll need to pay something like 12 per year to upgrade your line if you want to be able to call 911.

u/ARAR1 · 1 pointr/cordcutters

Many voip services available. I have been with these guys for years. $1 / month to keep the number + usage.

You will need a box similar to this if you want to use standard phone. Otherwise you will need an IP based phone.

u/ScoopDL · 1 pointr/tmobile

For future reference, if you want to help anyone else out that still wants a landline, you can get one of these and plug in existing cordless phones (as long as they have broadband service):

You can use a free Google voice phone number with it and never have a phone bill, ever. Only downside - can't use for 911, unless you pay a couple bucks a month for another service alongside GV.

u/icecream21 · 1 pointr/ATT

Do they really need a home phone? Do they call international?

If not, then I would cancel that and just have the cell phones as their primary number. The other option is to port that home number to Google Voice and get a OBi200. The OBi200 lets you use your Google Voice number on a home cordless phone setup through VoIP. Google Voice has no monthly fee and you get free unlimited calling within US and super cheap per minute calls internationally.

You could also just get them the Google Voice app and have the home number calls forwarded to one of their cell numbers.

u/AlSharptonIsWorthles · 1 pointr/VOIP
u/vehga · 1 pointr/Fios

I think this is the device that allows you to use google voice number for a land line phone:

u/Pacoboyd · 1 pointr/ProjectFi


I really wanted one with a boom mic, I feel like they are superior.


So what I do with this is it's connected to my router via Ethernet and then via RJ9 (regular phone cable) to a wireless phone base. I have three wireless handsets, just traditional phones. For the cost of $50 bucks for the hardware you basically have free VOIP via Google Voice for life.

u/-weinerbutt- · 1 pointr/simpleliving

I use it with satellite internet service and it works just fine.

u/bilged · 1 pointr/tech

Don't forget to get an Obihai device (recently on sale for $30, now $47), so you can use your GV number as a landline too with a regular phone plugged into your router.

u/ryao · 1 pointr/VOIP

Get an obihai obi200 and a POTS phone:

Then configure it to use Google Voice. You will be able to get telemarketers sent to google voicemail and have no monthly fee.

u/Hodorgasm · 1 pointr/cordcutters

I bought an OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter. I got a phone plan with Phone Power for $59.99/year. Ported my number to Phone Power for a $15 fee. Quite happy.

u/goatmasterXX · 1 pointr/Louisville

If you don't mind a quick and dirty DIY job buy one of these (there are models with more sensors if you need them)

and one of these - .

It's super simple to setup the system for google voice for the obi. Afterwards you run an analog cable from the obi to the security system and program the security system to call whoever. My setup was around $160 total and it's rock solid.

u/xXxNoScopeMLGxXx · 1 pointr/Comcast

I really don't understand why people pay for home phone anymore. Just get an OBi, connect it to Google Voice, get free home phone service with call waiting, transcribed voicemails, ability to send/receive SMS/MMS from the number, have that number also ring up to 5 other numbers, etc.

If you want 911 service that's like $3/mo.

Actually, I don't know why people even want a home phone anymore...

Edit: Here is some more info

u/acmods · 1 pointr/technology

This doohickey will allow you to connect a traditional landline phone, fax, or whatever you like for use with a variety of VOIP services, many of them free or low cost. Works with any broadband connection.

u/CPTherptyderp · 1 pointr/cordcutters

OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter, T.38 Fax

This thing?

u/techpc · 1 pointr/homelab

Plug this into your network and any phone jack. Disconnect the telco line on the outside of your house. Setup with a VoIP provider and you good to go. All the phones in the house will be able to place and receive calls.

u/EpicCyndaquil · 1 pointr/networking

Fair enough. I suppose I could use the existing cabling with an Obibox or similar, but everything would be on the same line (which truly is the norm in a home).

u/timmerk · 1 pointr/VOIP

It can be done at very slow speeds via Google Voice, if you really want to do this. If so, you will need this:

u/simplyclueless · 1 pointr/Comcast

Understood. If you already have an internet connection, running voice over it should border on free at this point. It's why Comcast throws it in, but it is a shame that its service locks us into a very limited number of particularly expensive endpoint devices. Cheap Obihai device here: But several other options out there that are also very inexpensive, if not completely free.

We are still maintaining a Comcast voice line and their rental box at the moment, but will look to migrate once promotional pricing runs out.

u/bintwrinkles · 1 pointr/tmobile

Is she using a smart phone or a flip phone? If its a smart phone you could just transfer her number to google voice and use the hangouts app over wifi.

Theres also the tmobile line link device for $10 per month but at that point you would be better off with the obihai + google voice solution others mentioned.

u/mmichaeljjjfoxxx · 1 pointr/kodi

I've had my eye on this for a while. I have no idea how good it is, but if you buy one, please let me know what you think of it. Looks like it would be good for the simplicity of a media remote, but also useful for the versatility of a mouse and keyboard when needed. Plus the ir can be programmed to operate your TV too. Sorry, I know this is pretty much the opposite of what you're asking. I'm sure you already know, but there are apps for basically all devices that work as a remote. It's what I usually use.

u/fpsfreak · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

hows the mouse function on ipazz ? I bought this yesterday and its a piece of crap to say the least. I just need something compact with a kayboard and ability to click forward and backward while watching a movie instead forwarding and reversing like film days.

u/ericdjobs · 0 pointsr/funny

Honestly instead of a magicjack I would go with an Obihai...

I picked up the obi100 from amazon for $35 ( no referral link btw

It's awesome... first it's completely compatible with google voice.. so I can set google voice as service provider 1 (which enables free incoming and outgoing calls using google voice.. using a regular phone handset) then I used VOIP.MS for provider 2 (The device supports 2 providers).. threw $25 on the account and activated e911... programmed the obi100 to route 911 calls through provider 2 and everything else through provider 1... also picked up a toll free DID (in dial) number (just in case I ever have to use a payphone.. can use attendant to place outgoing calls on my voip through a 1-800.. and also for people to call me toll free) ....

So now.. for a total investment of $60, I have completely free phone service (until google ever changes it.. and even then I can use for crazy cheap prices, less than 1c a minute).. fully functional 911 service going to my address, a toll free inbound number I can receive calls on or call to make outgoing calls from whatever supports toll-free calling...

One of the best investments i've made in a long time, you should check it out.. I have no idea how they got the device to allow outgoing calls using google voice (uses the gmail interface somehow.. but doesn't require your computer to even be on..)

Awesome piece of tech, the obi110 has an extra port to be connected to the POTS system as well, if you wanted to integrate that into it.. but that's not even remotely required.

u/scy1192 · 0 pointsr/comics
u/shadowdude777 · 0 pointsr/buildapcsales

This might be a good choice for an HTPC, but I almost feel like I type so infrequently that I'd be better off with something like this, which is smaller and has a remote built-in.

u/caseydoo · -4 pointsr/FortNiteBR