Best office products according to redditors
We found 30,405 Reddit comments discussing the best office products. We ranked the 13,309 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.
1. NB North Bayou Monitor Desk Mount Stand Full Motion Swivel Monitor Arm with Gas Spring for 17-30''Monitors(Within 4.4lbs to 19.8lbs) Computer Monitor Stand F80
UNIVERSAL: Fits Most 17'' - 30'' Monitor with the load from 4.4 lbs up to 19.8 lbs, VESA compliant 75x75mm 100x100mm,While if your VESA hole is inside a recession area, Pls noted that the size of the whole VESA Plate of this product is 120*120mm, Extra Longer Screw & Screw spacer may be needed in...
2. Zebra Pen 29411 F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.8mm, Black Ink, 1-Count
Fine point, black easy-glide ink for top of the line writing performanceRetractable ballpoint pen features durable stainless steel tip, barrel and clipThe F-701 Stainless Steel Pen features a silent, innovative retractable plungerThe easy-to-hold knurled metal grip provides superior writing stabilit...
3. BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen, 1.0mm, Black, 16ct (MSLP16-Blk)
Elegant design - just for her!Thin barrel to fit a woman's handMedium 1.0 mm point, Black inkMedium 1.0 mm pointBlack ink
4. Mount-It! Dual Monitor Mount | Double Monitor Desk Stand | Fits 2 Computer Screens 19 20 21 22 23 24 27 Inches | C-Clamp and Grommet Base | Heavy Duty Full Motion Arms | VESA 75 100 Compatible
DUAL MONITOR MOUNT: Fits 2 computer screens 13 15 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 27 inches, with a maximum support weight of 22 pounds each, using the 75x75mm or 100x100mm VESA square bolt hole pattern found on the back of the monitors. (measure bolt hole distance in millimeters if unsure of size)FEATURES: Du...
5. PILOT Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen, Black Barrel, Classic Design, Medium Nib, Black Ink (91107)
Pilot's sleek Metropolitan Collection signature pensFinest quality at a mid-range priceMedium nibBrass barrel with stainless accentsPOWER TO THE PEN: Pilot makes exceptional writing instruments to suit all your needs. We have fountain, ballpoint, retractable, erasable & gel ink pens, whiteboard mark...
6. OBi200 1-Port VoIP Phone Adapter with Google Voice and Fax Support for Home and SOHO Phone Service, Blue
Works with Google VoiceEasy to Set-Up Using OBiTALK.com. USB for Obihai Accessories OBiWiFi5G and OBiBTAlso Supports T.38 Fax and SIP Bring Your Own Device Services like Anveo, Callcentric, Voip.ms, etc.Works with Up to Four (4) VoIP Services Across One (1) Phone PortCall back service present. Appl...
7. Mount-It! Triple Monitor Mount | 3 Monitor Desk Stand | Fits Three Computer Screens 19 20 21 22 23 24 Inches | C-Clamp Base | Heavy Duty Full Motion Tri Arms | VESA 75 100 Compatible
TRIPLE MONITOR MOUNT: Fits 3 computer screens 13 15 17 19 20 21 22 23 24 inches, with a maxiFEATURES: 3 monitor desk stand is made of heavy duty steel and aluminum alloy and has integrated cable management clips on each arm to keep your cables organized. Comes with sturdy, double C-clamp base mount ...
8. Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive 75g
Adhesive: reusable putty-likeBostik Blu-Tack is the is the original reusable adhesive. It is permanently plastic and pliable (it can be readily formed into any shape) and each pack comes with strips for ease of use.In the blue-only pack there are 4 strips each approximately 3/4 inch wide x 8 inches ...
9. Glorious 3XL Extended Gaming Mouse Mat/Pad - Large, Wide (XLarge) Black Cloth Mousepad, Stitched Edges | 24x48" (G-3XL)
Dimension: 48"x24"x0.12" - Fits both mechanical keyboard and mouse! (Long/XXXL size). Largest mouse pad in the world!Smooth cloth surface - Optimized for fast movement while maintaining excellent SPEED and CONTROL during gamingNon-slip rubber base - Provides heavy grip preventing sliding or movement...
10. Mount-It! Single Monitor Arm Mount | Desk Stand | Heavy Duty Stable Full Motion Height Adjustable | Fits 19 21 24 27 30 32 Inch VESA 75 100 Compatible Computer Screen | Double C-Clamp Base
SINGLE MONITOR ARM: Fits one computer screen sizes 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 32 inches, with a maximum support weight of 22 pounds, using the 75x75mm or 100x100mm VESA square bolt hole pattern found on the back of the monitors. (measure distance, in millimeters, between bolt hole patterns ...
11. Azar 326043 12-Inch W by 8.5-Inch D Three-Tier Acrylic Step Display
Three-Tier Step Display12-Inch W x 8.5-Inch DClear Polycarbonate/ Acrylic
12. Grifiti Fat Wrist Pad 17 in Black is a 4 Inch Wide Wrist Rest for Standard Keyboards and Mechanical Keyboards New Materials
Grfiti Fat Wrist Pad 17 is a 4 x 17 x 0.75 inch wrist rest for standard length keyboards and mechanical keyboards. Compatible with Filco, Ducky, Steelseries, Logitech, Microsoft, Dell, HP, HHK and other 17" keyboards.Non-skid base, squish rubber interior for comfort, washable nylon surface (soap and...
13. Ergotech Triple Horizontal LCD Monitor Arm Desk Stand (100-D16-B03)
VESA FDMI MIS-D 75, 100. For installation video kindly visit http://ergotechgroup.com/monitor-desk-stands.htmlWeight Capacity: 25lbs per piviotPiviots 20 degrees up and 10 degrees downTriple Desk StandMax Monitor Size: Up to 24"Rotation: 360degree / Tilt: 25degree up/ 25degree downColor: BlackProduc...
14. Master Lock 5400D Set Your Own Combination Portable Lock Box, 5 Key Capacity, Black
Large capacity key lock box enables secure storage of up to five standard (2 in.) house keys; Shackle fits most ball, biscuit, and tulip door knob stylesSet your own four-digit combination lock box; reset the combination for thousands of personalized combination code optionsFor indoor and outdoor us...
15. Monoprice Multimedia Desktop Stand 22" x 9.5" - Monitor Riser, Laptop Stand, Desktop TV Stand, PC Riser w/ Height Adjustable Legs
Give yourself an extra shelf with this Glass Multi Media Stand from Monoprice!The shelf is made of 3/8" plate glass and measures 22" wide and 9.5" deepThe shelf is stabilized with four 1" diameter aluminum legs with a nominal height of 2.75"The feet can be extended up to 1" at each cornerMaximum wei...
16. Uni Core Keeps Sharp Mechanical Pencil, Gun Metallic (M510171P.43)
Lead rotating technology Mechanical pen, Kuru TogaRoulette M510171P.43For 0.5mm leadGun Metallic body
17. XTracPads Ripper XXL Desktop Gaming Mat
Polished textile surfaceNEW! Version 6 overlock stitch edgesEnhanced Sure Grip comfortable open cell rubber backingWhisper quiet mouse surface helps enhance an ergonomic workspace.Ripper XXL is so big that you can place your keyboard on top of it.
18. Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty 2-Ounce (1087306), Single,Blue
The product is 2OZ Mount PuttyEasy and simple use kitThe product is manufactured in ChinaUse for hanging children's artwork on the refrigerator, sticking memos to the phone, or sticking recipes, party decorations and greeting cards to the wallAlso helpful for stopping vibrations of rattling windows,...
19. Fisher Space Pen Bullet Pen - 400 Series - Matte Black w/ Clip - Gift Boxed
All brass & steel construction, variety of colors and finishes & tungsten carbide ballpoint tipThe 400 series bullet space pen is the original Fisher ball point pen & most popular Fisher pen soldEach Fisher Space Pen is precision assembled, hand tested, and carries a lifetime guarantee against all m...
20. Glorious Large Extended White Gaming Mouse Pad/Mat - Long Cloth Mousepad, Stitched Edges | 36x11 (GW-E)
Dimension: 36"x11"x0.12" - Fits both mechanical keyboard and mouse! (Long/XXL size)Smooth cloth surface - Optimized for fast movement while maintaining excellent SPEED and CONTROL during gamingNon-slip rubber base - Provides heavy grip preventing sliding or movement of mouse padAnti-Fraying stitched...
They will fit in a purse right next to the Bic for her pens.
I'll interpret "guy stuff" as "EDC stuff".
Bonus item: This isn't under $30, but $45 wil buy you a Leatherman Skeletool, which is one of the most universally useful items I own.
Edit: "EDC" stands for Every Day Carry. To paraphrase the /r/EDC sidebar, EDC means the essentials that I carry a daily basis. Things that I either use every day, or want to have with me in case I might need them. Sorry for the confusion, /u/ForgottenEcho and /u/Sanctitas.
Here you go
Here are the Amazon comments - sort by "top" and enjoy the hilarity.
Yup. They're a real thing. You should check out the Amazon reviews for them. They're hilarious.
The real kicker is I have a monitor mount I picked up off of amazon for that exact reason....it has been sitting in my office for a few weeks unopened.
Here's an album with some more pictures
Here is a picture of the back of my Monitor. Sorry about the spaghetti, the Lightpack cables are really quite difficult to manage.
Edit: Photos of the Lightpack in Action!
Edit 2: Since you guys are asking about the Power Pose and No Zero Days thing: Here is a TED talk on Power Poses that I got the idea from.
Edit 3 since you guys keep asking: The monitor arm is a Mount-It desk arm I got on Amazon. Link!
There just needs to be Bic for Her pens at the polls so women know how to think/write correctly. The reviews here say it all.
From top to bottom:
Fisher Space Pen - $18
Popular, cheap, writes anywhere and on almost anything.
The Pen Project (originally from Kickstarter) - $60 (I paid $30)
Uses the Fisher Space Pen cartridge, milled out of aluminum. Backed this project on Kickstarter but didn't really like the pen's design - little too thick and didn't like that it used the Fisher cartridge.
Kaweco Liliput Fountain Pen - $52.50
Awesome EDC pen, writes extremely well, lightweight, cap posts to the pen, overall just a great EDC pen if you like fountain pens.
Ti Pocket Pro (also originally from Kickstarter) - $75 (I paid $65)
My newest addition to the collection... just got this a couple weeks ago. Accepts over 80 refills but ships with a gel-ink cartridge that writes similar to the G2 pens. Love the rich, smooth ink and the design of the pen. Made out of solid titanium.
She may have been confusing them with these
No.... They both have issues recognizing with loud music or sounds playing. You get the same issues with the dot if your speaker is placed near it, or it's built-in speaker is turned up too high.
edit: Here's amazon's placement guide for alexa devices:
> Place your Alexa device in an ideal location
> Make sure your Alexa device is at least eight inches away from walls or other objects that may cause interference (such as microwave ovens or baby monitors).
> If your Alexa device is on the floor, move it to a higher location.
Echo requires more power to power the built-in speaker. They could have opted for USB c but that wasn't a standard when it came out. Google home also uses a proprietary ac adapter, and it came out this year. They also both don't have a 3.5mm because they were designed to be used with the built in speaker that actually sounds good.
Really neither is better than the other, they're designed for different purposes. One is for voice controlled, loud, high-fidelity music playing speaker in one package and another for a low cost have an echo in every room to control your house. (Gen 1 echo dot was a limited manufacturing run, so they limited it to existing echo users to buy. It's a higher quality build too. uses american TI SoC, has stereo speakers (ones from smartphones), has the volume ring from big sister echo, so it was more expensive as well.) (Gen2 is plastic, has buttons for volume control, has a really cheap mono speaker (one you find in a child's toy), uses chinese Mediatek SoC - this is why the price is so low.)
You might want to clean the microphones of the echo (not with compressed air, use something like blutack to remove the dust. be careful and don't use too much pressure. you don't want to get blutack stuck in the hole.), and also unplug and let it sit for a few minutes if you need to shout it at it in a quiet room. That's not normal.
Maybe these vicious, thoughtless vandals used that extremely hazardous, environmetally-toxic substance known as FUN TAK. When this material is used to adhere objects to other objects, it's been known to require TWO FINGERS to separate those objects.
When will these EVIL VILLAINS be BROUGHT TO JUSTICE???@?
Attach a lockbox with your key inside to the rear towing eye or trailer hitch on your car.
A good headphone stand:
A cool glass/metal stand thing to put under your tower or monitor:
A big long mouse+keyboard pad that like a rug, ties your whole desk together:
A cool scissor arm to hold & move your microphone:
For things that are more significant than accessories: Get some active studio monitor speakers, a nice dac/pre-amp/mixer, a mechanical or electrostatic-capacitive keyboard, a REALLY nice office chair, and stuff like that. A good battlestation is about a lot more than a big monitor, cool case, and some good processing power.
It's one of those stupid everyday sexisms that are annoying and unnecessary. A pen is a pen. Making it pink or easy write or whatever is just stupid marketing noise that no one really needs. And it serves to reinforce tired sexist tropes that really just need to go somewhere and die. Exhibit A: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/reviews/B004F9QBE6?ie=UTF8&amp;*Version*=1&amp;*entries*=0
Don't forget! She'll need an extra-special pen to write that letter.
Offhand, the Amazon reviews for those are amazing though.
Edit: Make sure to look at all the five-star reviews. Seriously. I was in stitches the first time I read those.
Making a sexist joke (variations on "Go make me a sandwich") and then ducking behind a shield of "I meant it ironically!" is not acceptable. It's just tired and cliched.
Ironic sexism like in the reviews for Bic's pen for women are friggin' hilarious.
Note that some of those hilarious, ironic reviews are apparently written by men. I would say that male allies can be ironic about sexism. It has to be clear from the context of the joke that they are really mocking the sexism.
Another example is MST3K or Riff Tracks, which riff a lot of old movies that have huge amounts of sexism. The male actors make a lot of ironic sexist jokes. But it is clear from the context that they are really attacking the underlying sexist attitudes depicted in the movies.
So men don't get a free pass by saying "I'm being ironic!" after saying something sexist. If they have to make that disclaimer then it was not clear from the context that their target was sexism itself.
PLEASE READ THE CUSTOMER REVIEWS. These are solid gold.
Oh man, nobody's mentioned the rOtring 600 yet?! It's the love of my life. I had a Uni Kuru Toga 0.5mm for a little over a year beforehand and it was awesome, too. My only complaint about it was the compliance in the tip made it annoying to precisely predict how tiny lines would end up (I write very small). The 0.5mm rOtring doesn't spin the lead or anything fancy like the Kuru Toga, but it is so heavy, so well balanced, and the tolerances are just awesome. I've tried the rOtring 800 with the retractable tip, but the tolerance stackup of the moving parts just made it feel of lower quality than the 600.
I'm just saying there's no need for womens pens. Example
PC Park Picker
Link's to everything
[Lens 2] (https://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Micro-NIKKOR-2177-Standard-Cameras/dp/B0013A1XDY/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Nikkor+60mm+2.8&amp;qid=1556581194&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-2)
Keyboard - Built by /u/TaehaTypes - Tofu - DZ60/USB C - Brass mounting plate - Zealios V2 78g
> They're lockboxes. If you know the combination you can open it and get a key out for a unit. Realtors use them when they've got open units to let prospective renters in, and I guess AirBnB hosts are doing the same thing now. It's not uncommon to see one or two outside an apartment building, but this is just...unbelievable.
Thanks to /u/robertbieber for the explanation. Here's an Amazon link to better illustrate what those things are.
I bought the one with a clip. It can be removed, but it's very secure.
Not OP but I’m assuming It’s the putty stuff you stick posters up with - “blue/blu tack” is the branded Aussie nomenclature (think Kleenex for facial tissue).
Flashlight: Jetbeam MK-1 ($19)
Knife: Kershaw Cryo ($30)
Pen: Zebra F-701 ($8)
Multi-Tool: Leatherman Squirt ($33)
Money Clip ($5)
I dunno if they're real reviews though. I don't know where all the people come from, but there's some sort of Amazon Funny Reviews Brigade that posts a lot of comments on a lot of obscure and absurd items (for example the banana slicer, "For Her" pens, and Tuscan Whole Milk)
Asus MX series user reporting in :D
Love my three MX279H monitors. They look even better when on Vesa arms using a custom bracket.
EDIT: For anyone with an MX series monitor and would like to know how I VESA mounted them, here is what I used:
Vesa Arm I used
I am using an Obahi box with Google Voice. The Obahi box is pretty easy to get going, and Google Voice is free.
What resounding rebuttal. I have completely changed my opinion of this text, as your stunning handwriting analysis showcases that it is clearly a useless waste of paper.
Well, either that or that he's using a lady pen.
The point that stuck out to me was when she said no one really asks how a character like nathan drake represents men where as all female characters are asked about their representation of women.
I've never really thought about either gender irl representation, just like I've never thought about irl representation of comic book characters, or characters from novels or movies. I watch/read/play to escape reality where I can put myself into the protagonist and save the world or even just matter in a significant way in that world for a bit everyday, when in reality I'm so insignificant to not matter except as a demographic to a marketer.
To be honest I think marketing pink pens for girls much more insulting then anything I've seen in video games. I'm a woman and pink everything or flower everything bugs me more then tit physics in video games.
All that being said I really like the interview format. Keep up the good work TB.
Next, get a lock box like this. You can lock all sorts of keys in it! Use it for keys to handcuffs, a locking gag, whatever. He can lock things on you, go to work, and then text you the lock box code when he gets to work or whenever he feels like it.
monitor mount: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AI2YGK4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1Cellphone
I've posted this tutorial before, and I'm gonna do it again, for anyone wanting to know how to mount this bad boy. Other people have messaged me saying they've used different adapter mounts and a dremel instead of the JB Weld method. About two weeks now, and still doing great!
I used this guy's Amazon tutorial on how to put the adapter on, although I got the non-quick set version that comes in seperate tubes.
These are the items I purchased:
Here are the pics of my setup. Please note, I waited a full 24 hours before mounting them. I know people get antsy, but just wait!!! Also, when adjusting the monitors for the first time, don't use too much torque, or you might detach the adapter from the monitor. The scratch marks you see on the back of the monitor, next to the adapter are where I sanded it down. I don't care about the way it looks, since my desk is against a wall. You can probably be a bit more careful if you actually care about the looks. I also sanded off the paint from the adapters so I can get good contact between the rough plastic surface and the bare steel plate. The screws that came with the adapters, as long as I washered them out a little, were perfectly fine to use.
There are still some small adjustments I need to make to the way they are lined up, but this is pretty much 99% done. I highly recommend anyone looking for more desk space to give this a shot.
That's a key holder, ya dingus.
Clockwise from top left:
OLPR Leather Minimalist Wallet
Nite Ize Steel Key Rack with Molle velcro strap and key ring
Attached to it are my 64GB Toshiba Flash Drive, Gerber Shard and keys.
Zebra Mini T-3 that I clip in the spine of my wallet
Fisher Space Pen Bullet
Field Notes but in the dot-graph version
Military issue Victorinox Bantam, couldn't find black online
Nicron B10 Rechargeable Flashlight
First ever pocket knife, the Tac-Force Spring Assisted Knife
iPhone 8 Plus
Key lock box that I attach to door handle, roof rack, or trailer hitch. https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-5400D-Combination-Portable/dp/B0002YP1VC
It's a padlock that also holds a key or something small
If you love a massive mouse pad, check out these guys in XXXL! Two of them cover my entire desk. My whole desk is a mouse pad.
This gif ...... this gif is the gif that made me buy my first fountain pen. The Pilot Metropolitan. /r/fountainpens will tell you this is the first pen to get. I also have a decent amount of nibs ( what you see here ) I even have this exact one.
That was about a month ago. Maybe 2. Best part about fountain pens and ink is that it is VERY CHEAP to get into. And if you use it and buy a fucking book you can improve a great deal. You will be busting out lines of beauty and cumming in your pants when you see how much fucking ink can be dumped out of a dremeled out ebonite feed in the Noodler's Ahab Flex.
I'm off to make capital P's. Gooood^byyy^eeee
So saucy TW: Amazon
>This is interesting.
Yes!! This is one of my favorite subjects. Jodi Pfarr has an excellent video explaining how dominant and minority groups interact. I wish I could show it to you but it's kept under lock and key by a third party publisher. I'll try to sum it up as best I can. I'm going to go into some issues that are pretty hot right now. Know that I use these just as examples and I don't want to open a debate about their specifics.
The dominant group and minority groups have equally valid narratives built through their perspectives. Those perspectives are world views built through socialization. For example, I'm perceived as white and therefore experience white privilege in the ways articulated in that Invisible Backpack article I linked in my previous comment. That doesn't mean my experience is less valid, it just means I've been treated differently just because of my skin color in a way that's very different than the experiences of people of color.
Growing up, I saw the police as upholders of justice in the neighborhood. All my interactions with the police were positive except for that one speeding ticket, and heck, I totally deserved it.
However, people of color, particularly certain races, often have a very different experience with the police. Any African American person likely has a story of a time when they or a person they know was unjustly harassed by the police for no reason other than the color of their skin. Many have a very different experiences and conclusions on whether or not the police are trustworthy. Take a look at this graph about perceptions of the investigation of Brown's death in Ferguson:
http://www.people-press.org/files/2014/08/8-18-2014_03.png Source article here
Look at that racial division. Majority white people trust the investigation. Majority black people don't. They see the prevalent racism in the police force we're never exposed to. They understand what it's like to be singled out for their race by the police and their humanity disregarded in a way that people who are white will never understand from a first person perspective. We can hear/read about it, but we'll never truly experience it, so we'll never have that same world view.
Again, these worldviews are all equally valid, but our own isn't a good make up of the big picture. Author John Steinbeck traveled to a city with another author friend of his and both wrote about their experiences. When the trip was over they compared essays and Steinbeck remarked that if he didn't know better he'd swear they visited a completely different place. Both were correct, but only a partial view.
When you talk about minorities and dominant groups, things get even harrier. By definition, the dominant group gets all sorts of invisible backpack bonuses. One of those bonuses is being seen as "normal". The dominant group is the "norm" and the minority group is the "other". There's toys for kids and toys for girls, there's vitamins and women's vitamins, there's bic pens and bic pens for her, etc.
The dominant perspective/worldview is also what's presented as normal. This is a very complex issue that spans many social science fields from sociology where studies examine dominant view impacts on statistical trends of a group, sometimes as large as a country population (for example in one study students were primed by being reminded that they are female did more poorly than the control group of female students who were not primed), to psychology where the dominant view impacts are studied in an individual who may internalize the dominant view or come to reject it.
So when it comes to social movements you're looking at a social minority group, who has realized there's a social problem they want to change. They recognize it because it's intrinsic to their experiences as a minority group, yet the dominant group doesn't have that perspective. What often happens is the dominant group becomes reactionary to minority group voices. "I've never seen that before!" when said in a normal voice by a single individual becomes a massive wave that smashes into the minority group. It's the dominant group's responsibility to listen, not speak to the minority group and take in what they say as an equally valid conclusion that stems from vastly different experiences that they will never personally experience. In order to understand someone else you have to temporarily suspend your own world view and listen. This is the core of a lot of Pfarr's work.
At this point you might ask, "well shouldn't the minority listen to the dominant group's views too? That's what a discussion is all about, right?" The answer is that they've already heard the dominant narrative over and over on a daily basis, either as a constant hum in the background or being screamed from many mouths in the foreground. Due to the nature of being a dominant group, their voice is always so loud no matter how softly each individual tries to speak. In contrast, the minority group's voice is so small even if individuals are screaming at the top of their lungs. So it's the dominant group's responsibility to suspend their worldviews and take the time to listen without comment.
An example of this comes from a book a federal government employee wrote about his time working with a local Native American tribe. He came in with the expectation that they would get moving on the project of mutual land management as soon as he arrived. To his surprise no one from the tribe was remotely interested in working with him or even talking to him. And whenever he did get someone talking they gave him an angry rant about all the ways they've been manipulated and exploited by white people and the US government. Our author was initially hurt, understandably, and would try to explain that he wasn't responsible for their suffering. To his further surprise their reaction was complete rejection. He found a few tribe members who would talk to him more openly and tried to explain that before moving forward, past grievances had to be addressed. The local tribe had been hurt too many times by white people and the encroaching government to trust the next white guy who shows up with a big smile and nice sounding promises. Before moving anywhere forward, they needed to know he was going to listen to them, know their perspective and history of exploitation and suffering (which so many others never cared to learn), and know that he would keep every promise no matter how seemingly insignificant. Once our author began listening, instead of giving his own views, and building up trust a little at a time he started getting somewhere. It took him years to build the relationships he needed to perform his job effectively and writes about how frustrating it was, especially at first when he was enduring many people's painful memories and anger directed at him. Through it all he writes that it was an invaluable experience and he learned to appreciate the opportunities of honesty and openness that were shared with him. He gained a much better understanding of the people he was hired to work with and through that relationship was able to act as a respected intermediary between them and the government. His experiences show how important it is for someone of the dominant group to listen to the minority group, hear what they have to say, and take it as a valid and true perspective equal to their own. This is key for social progress. Some background info, his five predecessors didn't last a year and very likely all his initial discussion points were bad echos of the last five failed attempts.
TL;DR Here's where I answer your question building on stuff I said previously. Sorry I wrote a book but I wanted to build up some key points first.
>So, if I'm understanding correctly, despite the dominant group's larger numbers, the unacknowledged privileges which they hold hurt their credibility and therefore their opinions are, objectively, not as extreme as they appear? Hopefully this analogy isn't too ridiculous, but are you basically saying that if I have an apple and an orange, I could say that the apple isn't as apple-y as the orange is orange-y because the apple grew in different conditions? Is that another oversimplification? I'm aware I do that from time to time.
So to specifically answer your question, both dominant and minority groups are equally credible, but as the dominant view is the norm, only the minority view hasn't been heard. The minority group is also in the disadvantaged position so they should be the ones to determine the problem and solution. To use your example (which is an oversimplification but that's okay, we'll roll with it) apples are equally apply as oranges are orangey but both live in a society where apples are everywhere! Oh not when it comes to population numbers, then they're about 50/50, but you see apples posted all over billboards and filling the grocery store aisles. There's just a little corner here and there for oranges and when ever they pop up, some apples always ask why that space wasn't used for more apples. Government is comprised of 75% apples and being an apple gives you a bonus at work. And when oranges try to talk about getting more orangey things, many of the apples tell them things are just fine they way they are. See, those apples have no idea what it's like to be an orange stuck in a world made for apples. In order for the oranges have the same opportunities at life as the apples, the apples need to listen to the oranges frustrations and sufferings and then make what changes they can to include more orange voices.
That was a silly extended metaphor (it might just float around as some copy pasta) but I hope it helps.
My favorite one is from the amazon website itself, by an "MRA" named "Johnny Tubesteak". It made me lol pretty hard:
1.0 out of 5 stars Being a dude just got suckier, August 28, 2012
By JohnnyTubesteak - See all my reviews
This review is from: BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen, 1.0mm, Black, 16ct (MSLP16-Blk) (Office Product)
What do men have left? Today's women are voting, getting paid to do work, and now WRITING?!? At the bar the other day, my wife asked for a beer instead a wine cooler. My buddy heard that there are female golfers in many parts of the country, and most clubs let them play on the same course as the men. At an intersection the other day, I saw a woman in the driver's seat, and not because she was sitting on a male driver's lap. As if men hadn't been stripped of everything good already, BIC steps in and piles on by encouraging women to learn to write, just like their male counterparts. WTF, BIC?
Guys have so little as it is. Sure, we can stand while we urinate, but standing is a lot of work, and it's rarely as fun as it sounds. And Just For Men hair dye is marketed as a product strictly for guys, but my cousin used it on a female dog once, and it colored her hair just fine.
In a world of girl-only bras and tampons, guys are left with nothing of our own. Thanks for nothing, BIC.
For more lols read the Amazon reviews for the Bic For Her Ball Pen.
Typical Gig Bag:
That's really cool that you're trying to share the hobby with your co-worker. Unfortunately, I'm not sure about sites for used fountain pens, (maybe check out r/Pen_Swap), but I have a few suggestions for cheaper pens:
I hope this helps!
Bic Pens for HER (they're normal pens)
"BIC Cristal For Her has an elegant design - just for Her! It features a thin barrel designed to fit a women's hand. It has a diamond engraved barrel for an elegant and unique feminine style. "
Read the reviews, they are hysterical.
Well I obviously can't use pens unless they are made specifically to work with ovaries.
I also have this desk. This is my setup at full height:
Monitor Arms: North Bayou Arms
Monitors: Dell U2417H 24" monitors
Keyboard: Ducky One Side Print 100% Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech MX Master (Meteorite)
Mouse Pad:PECHAM Extended Pad
Speakers: Logitech Z313
Chair: Amazon Basic Mid-Back Chair
Lamp: Desk Lamp
Drawers: IKEA Alex
Plants: Random succulents from Trader Joe's
Wallpapers: Studio Ghibli Wallpapers (1920x1080)
Cable Management: involves the cable raceway attached below the desk using Command Strips from Wal-Mart. The cord management sleeves came in 4 pieces and I used that to organize all the wires. I have the speaker remote attached next to the lifting mechanism under the desk which is nice for quick volume control. The sub-woofer is placed on the desktop due my preference of having the fewest number of cables coming down from the desk. The one cord that hangs down is the power strip that runs to the outlet. The power strip is placed within the c-clamp of one of the monitor arms.
JOTO Cord Management System
J Channel Cable Raceway
Command Strips (Assorted)
Price: I was able to get a lower price in September 2018 at Office Depot using a 20% off coupon that was in general circulation. The final price with taxes and shipping to store was $149.90. But, I would gladly pay the $159.99 listed here.
Overall, I love the desk. In fact, I bought another one for my wife. The ability to switch between standing and sitting with the lifting mechanism is well worth the low price I paid. The setup requires minimal effort to lift - I personally use two hands for stability. I do think that an addition of a computer tower on the desktop will make it difficult, but not impossible, to lift. There is mention of wobbling in one of the review videos on YouTube, but it is barely noticeable on a day to day use. I will say that my only complaint is the desktop is not solid wood and I have experienced a bit of surface lift after a cup with condensation was left on the desktop overnight. I recommend using a coaster if you plan to having drinks on your desk.
I like the $17-ish Bullet model. I've carried one in my front pocket for the past five years. Works great, but I don't like the quality of the tip. I wish I could get the same kind of pocket carry with a G2 insert.
Mac Mini (2018 model), named NOSTROMO
Mac Mini (2010 model), named SPUNKMEYER
MacBook Pro Retina 15” (2015 model), named SULACO
Mac Mini (2012 model), named FERRO
Mac Mini (2012 model), named AURIGA
Both the 2012 Minis and the 2010 Mini are completely headless. Unfortunately, this means that accessing them via remote desktop gives you a measly 800x600 resolution. I use this handy little gadget on both of them to replicate a 1920x1080 display being connected. So, when I connect via Screen Sharing I get a nice big display.
MacBook Pro (2018 model), named APLC02XV5W1JGH5
iPad Pro 10.5", named APONE
iPhone X, named RIPLEY
LG Blu-Ray reader/writer in connected to NOSTROMO via USB 3.0, used for ripping Blu-Rays and DVDs
Sabrent USB 3.0 Dual-Bay Hard Drive Dock, also connected to NOSTROMO via USB 3.0
The microphone is a Yeti Blue with a Nady Pop Filter, coupled with a Logitech HD C310, used for Google Hangouts and FaceTime calls with the fam, and the occasional podcast. It is mounted on a RODE PSA1 Swivel Mount Studio Microphone Boom Arm and a RADIUS II Microphone Shock Mount.
The mousepad is an XTracPads Ripper XXL mousepad
The chair is a Raynor Ergohuman ME7ERG desk chair
I use Dropbox to expertly keep my content in sync. Due to the amount of content I keep in there, it is well worth the $100 per year for a Dropbox Pro subscription.
Additionally throughout the house, I have...
3 Eeros for my Mesh Wireless Network WiFi System
2 Apple TVs (4K), named ASH and CALL
1 Apple TV (4th Generation), named BISHOP
1 Apple HomePod, named DIETRICH
1 Nest Hello Video Doorbell, named HELLO
1 Nest Learning Thermostat, named NEST (yeah, original af, I know)
2 WyzeCam Pans, named WYZE-Kitchen and WYZE-LivingRoom
4 WeMo Smart Plugs, named WEMO-Foyer, WEMO-SpareBedroom, WEMO-MasterBedroom, and WEMO-LivingRoom
1 Amazon Echo Plus, named ECHO-LivingRoom
2 Amazon Echoes (First-Generation), named ECHO-MasterBedroom and ECHO-Kitchen
2 Amazon Echo Dots, named DOT-Office, and DOT-SpareBedroom
4 Google Home Minis
1 Brother HL-L2395DW Wireless Laser Printer, named LV426
1 PlayStation 3 Slim 120 GB, named HICKS
I have a total of 31 IP reservations according to my Eero app. This makes it a lot easier to manage my network, set up port forwarding, etc.
If you are a ballpoint kind of person the Fisher Space Pen is for you, if you want a fountain pen go for a Kaweco sport, and you might want to look at the Pokka Pen.
I personally love my Kaweco sport and Fisher Space Pen
That looks like Poster Putty. If it's good enough to hang my Monster Energy Drink™ poster on my wall, It's good enough for my car!
25 dollars won't get you too far, but each of these is around 25 dollars or less.
Flashlight: Stylus Pro
Pen: Lamy or 701
Oh man, the G2 is great, but lately I’ve been addicted the Zebra F-701
Combines the clean lines of a water-based ink with a super-heavy body. And it solves Zebra’s usual problem of their pens being too short. It’s totally supplanted the G2 for me.
[Must read reviews] (http://www.amazon.com/BIC-Cristal-1-0mm-Black-MSLP16-Blk/dp/B004F9QBE6)
Yeah. Of course women are people. But do they have the same status as adult men or the same status as children? As of 2012 living in America I can complete a higher education, vote, drive my own car, work, choose who I want to marry, inherit from my father as equally as my brother, etc, but I can't possibly understand what I'm doing when I decide to terminate a pregnancy so I'm going to undergo unnecessary and uncomfortable (to say the least) medical procedures and receive a nice lecture from my doctor, just to make sure I really, really get it, as if I hadn't thought it through. Oh, and BIC has decided that I need my own set of pens for writing because my feeble feminine hands can't handle the regular ones that I've been using my entire life. Go ahead and make slimmer pens that are easier for people with smaller hands to grip (you know, like children), but don't say it's designed for teh womenz because holy shit, I think I was doing just fine before you decided I wasn't. This comment may be too simplified or rushed so I apologize but I think it gets my point across.
The BIC Cristal For Her Ball Pen
^just ^kidding, ^I'll ^use ^any ^old ^pen, ^but ^I ^love ^those ^reviews.
Damn, I was hoping for Bic pen reviews!
This is the stand I am currently using, It works great for me and the center mast is hollow with holes in it to run cables through so cable management is pretty easy.
You want to get a good brand fineliner, copic, sakura. Or you could get a fountain pen with some platinum carbon ink which is smear and waterproof once dry.
Highly recommend https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Metropolitan-Collection-Fountain-91107/dp/B009X9Z2FW as a starter fountain pen.
I went and googled bic for her pens...brilliant! :D
Blu-Tack is what you need. This is pretty much exactly what it's designed for.
+Maxpedition E.D.C. Pocket Organizer
+Sharpie w/Chisel Tip
+Zebra F-701 Metal Pen
+Chris Reeve Large Sebenza w/Gabon Inlay
+Fenix ALB-20 Snap Hook modded: bottle opener delete
+Olight I3E EOS
+Leatherman Squirt P^S4
+Fenix UC35 v2.0
+Visine Advanced .8fl oz
+AKG ear buds
+Burt's Bees Wax Honey Lip Balm
I carry a The North Face "Router Transit" (second generation) that holds a BE RED CROSS READY FIRST AID KIT, Hinderer XM-18 3.5" Wharncliffe w/CPM-20CV, Eagle Eyes X1R "warm", a [Kindle Paperwhite](https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DLPWYB7/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_UlF1CbK87E6JV], Just Wireless 6,000 mAh Power Bank, ZEBRALIGHT H600Fc MK IV, TG Plasma Lighter, a couple Sarah Glove Emergency Disposal Ponchos and a small toiletries bag with Tylenol, toothbrush/paste, mouthwash and deodorant.
This is my daily carry, everywhere I go. I have a much more complete "Bug Out Bag" with a full change of clothes in the back of my truck. I would like to add a dedicated pry bar and maybe a fixed-blade knife to my bag but other than that feel pretty complete. Suggestions?
Zebra 29411 F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.8mm, Black Ink, 1-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L6RB80/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Ogt8CbRXZYQW1
My normal EDC (not including cell phone, car keys and CCW as they all cost more than feasible for this situation) is a multitool/knife, flashlight, wallet, watch, pen and bandanna.
Multitool: Leatherman Squirt PS4, $28.75 Not the biggest or baddest MT out there, but it will do pretty much every EDC task I can think of needing to do.
Flashlight: [ThruNite Ti5, $15.95](
https://www.amazon.com/ThruNite-Compact-Penlight-Output-Firefly/dp/B014SGM234/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1478977407&amp;sr=8-12&amp;keywords=thrunite) Hard choice between this and the Streamlight Microstream.
Wallet: Big Skinny Metro, $19.99 Carried Big Skinny wallets for years. Only recently switched to Recycled Firefighter, just for a change in pace.
Watch: Casio Calculator, $14.99 The ultimate nerd watch.
Pen: Zebra F-701, $4.63 Best damn pen I've ever used.
Bandanna: Rothco Solid Black Bandanna, $5.87 Any cotton bandanna will do, I just picked this one because it was solid black.
The grand total is: $90.18. The remaining $9.82 will buy me a six pack of mid tier craft beer.
I'm torn on this one.
On one side, it reminds me of the Bic for her. As a girl who's eyeing their 134, I find it kind of insulting that they would think women need more pink and glitter.
Then again, I guess some women aren't looking for VV/VW or battery life, and like shiny things, so... if it turns more smokers into vapers, it can't be a bad thing. Right?
Full site link for anyone that prefers: http://www.amazon.com/BIC-Cristal-1-0mm-Black-MSLP16-Blk/dp/B004F9QBE6
I found the pen: http://www.amazon.com/BIC-Cristal-1-0mm-Black-MSLP16-Blk/dp/B004F9QBE6/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
While most of the top reviews are jokes, there are also hundreds of people who seem to be legitimately angry and think it's sexist to market pens specifically towards women. Not saying they're rational, but these are people who get mad at anything that slightly tries to market to one gender no matter which gender it's supposed to be for
Pilot Metropolitan for ~$12 https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Metropolitan-Collection-Fountain-91107/dp/B009X9Z2FW/
Some quick questions, do you write really small now?
Most of the engineers I know do write small, which is why I ask. /u/the_illest does this joke you see here every time this question is asked, but it is a good recommendation to start. I personally recommend the Pilot Metropolitan over the Lamy Safari, I think it is a nicer pen to use, and the I believe the nib is better. If you write fine, you might be better off going to Goulet and getting the new model in fine, than buying the medium nib on Amazon. If you write really small, I really like the Metropolitan with the nib from the Pilot penmanship swapped onto it. The link here is more than I spent on the penmanship, if you search you can find them cheaper (I think on Amazon sometimes, I got two for that price). The Japanese EF nib is closer to a western UEF nib (the medium on the Metro is very close to an EF on the Safari). The line is very thin, and comfortable if you are used to writing small with a mechanical pencil.
With this, pick up a bottle of Noodler's black , and you will be set.
Now, to deviate a little from the standard answers. If you want something a little different, the Nemosine Singularity is an good intro pen that has gotten a lot of good feedback.
For a cheaper alternative, but usually only in a medium nib, the Jinhao x750 or x450 are big pens that make a statement (Amazon has sellers that ship these from China, Goulet pens carries them for $10 in stock).
There are a few others on Amazon that people like in the starting range, Parker, Scheaffer, etc that some like, but generally, the popular ones are the Metropolitan and Safari.
For those interested, I bought two of these and borrowed one shelf from each box to make the middle section. For the actual 'desktop' I used a 1/8" fiber board cut to size. The monitors are held in place by this, which is actually mounted upside down from the top shelf. The desk idea originally came from /u/gconsier
Thanks, I didn't think I would like them so high at first either, but after about a month I don't think I would ever go back. I suffered from neck pain for years and decided to transition both my work desk and my home station to a standing desks about 6 months ago, at home though I wanted a dual purpose desk/workbench so that I could build out a proper solder station for Arduino tinkering. So I bought the cheapest workbench from home depot, threw some heavy castors on it and used this dual arm mount. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052AWGLE?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00
was about $150 for the bench, a standing pad, castors, and monitor mount.
My suggestion is to buy a Pilot Metropolitan, which comes with both a cartridge and a converter so you can try both out. I would also suggest getting a bottle of a basic, workhorse ink. Something like Noodler's Black would be a good option, a nice saturated black that is waterproof and behaves pretty well on cheap paper.
I'm using the Zebra F-701 it's a great pen for the money. I got it for about 6$ on Amazon and a refill pack of 2 will run you about 5$.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004F9QBE6 Ignore the product, just go straight to the q&a and product reviews.
Oh god, have you seen the reviews for these on Amazon? I nearly cried laughing (link)
Left to Right:
Slim Wallet - It's super thin and it attaches to my phone. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P4J55NV/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_9msGDb54PTKM2 )
Watch - It's durable and in my opinion doesn't look too bad for the price. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009KYJAJY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_BosGDbN06048V )
Mint Things - They are pretty strong breath strips that have an amazing form factor. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004XWM1NA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_kVyGDbB6KA26N )
Space Pen - The end needed to be worn down last year because too many teachers tried to accuse me of having a juul. ( https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002ZQB4M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_-WyGDbQNQWE30 )
Phone - Not pictured but a Pixel 3a.
My teacher showed up late, so I had time to do this.
Suggestions for improving your pocket experience, based on my experience with trying to minimize the amount of stuff in my pockets:
You'd probably have to do something similar for your stylus (although what is a stylus useful for on an iPhone?)
But of course, you have to pick one that works for you, and none of them will hold coins, and most don't hold bills well either.
I also wouldn't really trust those door locking / unlocking apps; they're generally finicky and require trading security for minor convenience. Not to mention what happens if your phone gets stolen. Or runs out of battery. Or the power goes out. And, of course, you're keyless at that point :|
Calm down guys.......
I lock this around my car door handle. Fits a VW key and everything that touches the car is rubberized.
Get childproofing on at least one of your house doors so she can not lock you out. A flip lock has helped prevent my kid from leaving the home from my main door, and I've got child proofing on the lock for my second door which he can not operate yet. For inner doors use the Door Monkey high up that she can not reach (no installation needed for these). Also, consider getting a key lock box for your house key for the day she figures out how to bypass the child locks and locks you out. I've got mine in the garage so it isn't exposed to the elements. I've got a family member who was locked out by their kid so I learned from that!
One thing that has worked really well with my son is that I'll ask him (if i.e. he is refusing to leave the park), if he wants me to carry him or if he wants to walk, or i.e. if he wants to put on his shoes or if he needs me to. He'll usually want to do it himself then even if he'd been objecting before.
Another thing I learned from a family member is that you need to be careful how you let your kid treat you (and be aware that your kid is watching how you treat others and doesn't understand sarcasm at this young age). For example, I used to let my son take my tablet any time he wanted to play with it when I was using it (because I would just go to the laptop then so it wasn't a big deal to me). But then he started taking things from other people -- now I require him to ask me politely for it, and wait for me to hand it to him instead of letting him just take it.
Honestly as a civil engineer he may just appreciate a Fisher Space Pen. Get him one with a clip. $20 on Amazon right now. He'll appreciate the versatility and the history.
XTrac Ripper XXL. I recommend it very much! Soft and slides the mouse perfectly! You can get it on Amazon
Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive 75g https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FGLX72/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_AuF.ybQGE1KJT
This stuff is great for figures. It doesn't stain and it is pretty good at holding stuff in. I use it all the time with Figmas and nendos, when scales won't stay on there stands, and for BJDs
A few things I would probably get.
> metal zebra pen
Have you tried a Zebra 701?
They're like the Soviet tank of pens. Heavy. Elegant. Dirt cheap and simple. Will also survive nuclear blast and keep loafing right along.
they have it on amazon for cheaper. kuru toga roulette: accept no substitutes.
Pencil shown is a Uni Kuru Toga M510171P.43, ordered from Amazon.co.jp
I don't think you are going to get a matched set that combines an excellent pen and an excellent pencil.
I can help you with the mechanical pencil as I'm nuts about the stupid things. As far as the pen goes, if I used one regularly I'd get one from brad over at Tactical Keychains You can get one to suit your preferred refill type.
It would be good to know what size mechanical pencil leads you prefer but I'd go with the [Uni Kuru Toga] (http://www.amazon.com/Uni-Mechanical-Kurutoga-Roulette-M510171P-43/dp/B004OHNTVC) Avaiable as a 0.3 or 0.5 in metal and 0.3, 0.5 and 0.7 as a plastic body. I love these things.
Anyway, here's [Dave's Top 10 Mechanical Pencils] (http://davesmechanicalpencils.blogspot.com.au/p/top-10-general-mechanical-pencils.html)
(I have a set of Ohto Super Pro Mechas and while they are great for me you might want to use them as pencils and I wouldn't say they are great at that)
IKEA DETOLF cabinet with Azar acrylic tiered risers seem to be the winning combination for how to display amiibo in a compact space. (See example.)
Co-owner of the collection here (my boyfriend and I are both into it), have mostly lurked on this sub since December with the occasional post. Some answers to the comments:
-The clear stands are the Azar 12-Inch Three-Tier Acrylic Step Display -> Link
-Bf painted the Yoshi blue, he has an original green Yoshi as well (his favorite character, I'm a Luigi kind of guy).
-I love how we have one of the most derp Diddys I've ever seen.
Also, here's what the entire wall looks like -> Imgur
Here's the link if you guys want to grab one.
I think that the Pilot Metro in classic black is pretty professional.
Perhaps a Metro in M nib with a bottle of black ink?
Pilot Metro $11.80. Comes with a CON-20 converter. Can add a CON-50 for $6.74 for a total of $18.54.
Or just about any Jinhao pen would work as well.
Absolute simplest method is with an Obi200 Google Voice enabled ATA
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
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.
the keyboard is the anne pro rgb which comes with gateron (smoother than cherry xm) reds, browns or blues which i got from this site :http://www.banggood.com/APP-Control-Anne-PRO-Blue-Red-Switch-RGB-Bluetooth-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard-p-1064055.html?rmmds=search (use the code ANNEPRO for additional price reduction)
as for the mousepad it's the glorious pc gaming extended mousepad which comes in all sorts of sizes and shapes https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-3XL-Extended-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B0164KY294
if you have any questions about hardware or peripherals, i've used a ton of different mice and mousepads from my cs:go global days and alot of different keyboards for osu!, so i'm quite knowledgeable ;)
It is the Glorious 3XL Extended Gaming Mouse Mat / Pad - Large, Wide (Long) Black Mousepad, Stitched Edges | 48"x24"x0.12" (G-3XL):
I really like it. It has held up very well over the past year. I did remove the small sticker so that it is all black.
All of the monitor mount/arms in this class come from the same manufacturer. They often go on sale down to this price floor.
I have the IPS version of this monitor, and while the stand isn't bad, I ended up grabbing one of these desk mount swivel arms and absolutely love it. Can't beat the price either.
I gave my roommate the single arm NB version of that for his LG 29" ultrawide and it works great.
It's this one: https://www.amazon.com/North-Bayou-Monitor-Computer-14-3lbs/dp/B01AI2YGK4
Amazon sells an Amazon Basic stand to convert monitor mounts into laptop sends, so I got that as well.
Works fine. Typing on it right now while loading into IB. :)
My desk is super long and I dont use all of it, but the whole monitor setup will fit comfortably on a desk around 60", maybe as low as 40". It really depends on how/where you mount the monitor stands.
Apple iPhone 6
Nite Ize Locking S-biner
Big Skinny Compact Sports Bi-Fold Wallet
Moleskine Cahier Pocket
Johnny Cupcake hankekchief
You need these!
I can't recommend the Amazon reviews for these pens enough.
Bic does have a For Her pen. And now I'm going to search this subreddit for it.
You should seriously consider swapping that drafting pencil for a Uni-ball Kuru Toga. Auto lead rotation really does help.
Uni Kuru Toga Roulette
Rite-in-the-Rain Weatherproof Notebook
Smith Wesson Special Tactical
SouthOrd Jackknife Lockpick
Nebo Edge Flashlight
Pierre Cardin watch
Rothco Tactical Pen
Altoids Mini EDC - full post here
Keys w/ paracord
i've got one of these lockboxes. it works pretty well, but read the reviews. the metal on the dials corrodes pretty easily from salt water, so i keep a can of wd40 in my car and a rag and spray it down periodically. it is big enough to hold an electronic key fob, so long as it isn't giant.
Since you didn't say, I'm going to assume you're a palm gripper...and just in case (since some people get it mixed up), low sens = using a lot of mouse movement to turn around, whereas high sens = just needs a few inches to do a 360.
A wireless Mamba is gunna set you back $105 for the mouse alone, so I don't suggest that, even though this mouse has served me well.
At that price ($110) for that Cooler Master board, it's just not worth it. Leopold is a better choice at that price range. Don't get me wrong, CM makes good stuff, but their niche is in the sub $70 range...that's when they are really good buys, but you'd have to wait for a sale, and who knows when the next one would be.
I don't know how you feel about cable drag, but it makes me want to do terrible things to innocent creatures. I mentioned earlier that I am using a mouse bungee ($17) from Razer and it works well enough. The Zowie's cable is a bit too thick to fit in the last clip closest to the base, but it fits in the other two just fine and does its job of no-drag. But, if you've got enough space for the cable to stretch out...Zowie's cable is so light that you might not feel it anyway.
I went as close to the budget as I could/went over it a bit (depending on what you choose). If you're going to be dropping this much money on peripherals then you might as well get the best that will last you for years to come.
Let me know if there is anything else...
Yup! I use poster hanging putty (like this one from Loctite) to put into the grooves to clean out the gunk. It's sticky but not too sticky so it picks up the dirt and crud but doesn't leave residue or itself behind.
The dark marks from scratches and dirt are much harder. Prevention works best by using the putty to clean it out regularly as needed.
Pricey but ..
Non-mobile: This ok?
^That's ^why ^I'm ^here, ^I ^don't ^judge ^you. ^PM ^/u/xl0 ^if ^I'm ^causing ^any ^trouble. ^WUT?
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.
Hard to beat the Lamy Safari or the Pilot Metro as far as pens go in that price range.
Well, you can get a single one in fine for $13.22 from Amazon right now: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B009X9Z2FW
But if you actually want two, yeah. (I have two, because I wanted to try both nibs.)
Edit: $12.93 for a medium: http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Metropolitan-Collection-Fountain-91104/dp/B009M3PIK8
Absolutely. Warning: if it tursn out that you relaly like fountain pens it is a deep dark hole of spending as there are so many great pens out there.
If you want to get your feet wet and not invest too much I suggest the Pilot Metropolitan. This pen's msrp is 15 (but lower on amazon) and can be found at wal-mart and staples. It is made of a brass body (so it has some heft), has a fantastic japanese steel nib (japanese nibs run on the small size for line width), and even includes a converter (easy way to use bottled ink) and a cartidge of ink. It is the quintisentional introduction fountain pen and exceeds the quality of pens 2-3x its price. It comes in black, gold, silver, and purple.
Now I know any people prefer to side on the buy it for life side and jump in with a more expensive item, but it is important to figure out what size nib you like and a japanese mdeium is seen as a nice overall starting point. After that I would suggest you check out /r/fountainpens to see reviews for pens like the lamy 2000, twsbi 580, pilot custom 74 and so on.
While fountain pens are cool, their ink is even cooler. There are hundreds of colors available and can even be bought in samples that are cheap (but enough to last for 2-3 fills of your pen). The most popular retailor for ink is gouletpens.com
I went ahead and ordered this Pilot Metropolitan moments before posting this thread.
Could you link me to a rollerball?
Here's the link. Its super thick glass, works great for keeping the desktop away from the dusty carpet.
I use two 34” ultrawides sode by side using this arm:
Mount-It! MI-753 Triple Screen LCD Computer Monitor Desk Mount Stand Arm for 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 Inch Monitors VESA 75 and 100 Compatible Full Motion, Tilt, Swivel, Rotate, 66 lbs Capacity, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BDT072S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_rvs5AbSXV594K
It’s really sturdy - I bought the 3-monitor mount and removed the middle arm (I was scared the dual arm wouldn’t be wide enough for the two ultrawides). I’ve been thinking about stacking them which I think this arm can do easily - each arm can move around very freely
I use Google Voice connected to an OBI box ( https://www.amazon.com/OBi200-VoIP-Phone-Adapter-T-38/dp/B00BUV7C9A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1485550994&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Obi200 ). Totally free phone service.
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00I4XMEYA/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_IlUBxbQAHWR00
OBi200 VoIP Phone Adapter, T.38 Fax https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BUV7C9A/ref=cm_sw_r_other_apa_9mUBxbYWV6XAQ
You would have an upfront cost of $50 - $100, but you would save about $10-$20 a month.
If you have any interest in a simpler solution... the OBi200+Google Voice is a popular option. $50 box and free thereafter
best buy Amazon.com con max 11$ (potrebbero essere 10$ tra spedizione e tasse) ? Stavo pensando a una [penna Zebra] (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L6RB80/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_rLjUCbWGDKH17) - Non ditelo a Greta che se sa che smuovo più corrieri per una penna dagli Usa è finita
Sure, bought this one for the keyboard and this one for the mouse
They are pretty solid but still pretty soft and have a kind of neoprene feel to them. As I said above I only had them for about a day now but I like them so far.
I use this for the quickfire pro
This might be helpful for you.
I think there's never going to be a case where any device can suit all people, and I don't think the size of smart watches (at least the Pebble, which is the only one I've seen in person) would deter women who really wanted them?
There are a handful of things for which making different ones for "women" (people with wider hips and different fat and muscle distributions) and "men" make sense. Backpacking packs are the only one I can think of off the top of my head - they have slightly different positioning of the straps and frame structure that distribute weight differently. I often buy men's outdoor gear, but I've tried on men's packs and they just don't fit right.
If someone thinks there's a demand for a smaller smartwatch to market at women, it'll get made eventually. Hopefully it won't also be pink/purple or come with bullshit tailored apps.
I think sexism in smart watches is the same as sexism in the general tech industry - shiny high tech gadgets are for "fanboys" and the archetypal Silicon-valley tech guy - stereotypes that often alienate women from their products. Tech culture has a sexism problem, but the size of the watches isn't it. The fact that there are only maybe 4 other women the computer science class I'm taking now is.
I usually use a pilot metropolitan fountain pen, but of late I have been really enjoying my Uni KuruToga pencil. It rotates the lead every time you press the pencil to paper, and I enjoy the hell out of that for whatever reason.
*edit to add that I am left-handed as well, so I understand your pains.
I've heard if you want to write with the pencil more than you're drawing with it, you want to go with the rotring 500. I believe it's made with more plastic and less brass so it's lighter, and you can write longer.
Might also want to look into a Kuru Toga, they rotate the led so you dont have to readjust the pencil and he led stays sharp. I would recommend the Roulette or the Pipe Slide. As long as you don't lose them they'll last you years.
Here's a pic.
I've got this mount holding the ACER XB270HU on top and this mount holding the Asus VG248QE on the bottom. I used only one of the posts and bolted it through the top wood part instead of using the clamp. Barely fits both!
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.
Personally, I use the Glorious Extended Gaming Mouse Mat. You are able to put your whole keyboard on top of it, and still have tons of room on it for the mouse.
Only problem with the White is that it will get dirty over time, but it cleans easily. Absolutely no problems with it in CSGO or any other games!
If you're in the US, Amazon also sells these for practically the same price, with Prime shipping. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NOCZB78/ref=twister_B00OZ6M4KY?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1
The XXXL is also on a lightning deal atm.
While I appreciate your background choice, I felt like there was something missing, some - thing... then it hit me, your mousepad is the equivalent of “missing leg day”...
Here's how I have my racing and desk space setup.
I have my Rift sensor and my second monitor attached to two of these monitor mounts (https://amzn.com/B01AI2YGK4). Works very well for being able to adjust it both the sensor and monitor to swing from desk to racing mode. Just have to reset the view when you launch a game. The Rift cable runs under the desk from my computer to just above the trash can - so in desktop mode I bring the cable between the pedal brackets and the legs of the desk, and racing mode it runs along side the rig. I actually have two Rift cables, one by itself and another that is in a braided nylon sleeve with a USB extension for my Leapmotion. Switching is a little bit of a pain, but the nylon sleeve is way cleaner than the "weaved" solution that Leapmotion suggests.
On the left upright for the steering mount I have a button box mounted that controls a bunch of automated scripts for switching between the two setups - change audio devices, display modes, as well as a few Teamspeak functions. When racing I disable my larger 144hz monitor so I can isolate what I'm doing to a single monitor and don't have to worry about losing a program on the other monitor that I can't see from the 80/20 rig.
I just got the aluminum extrusion rig (Bosch Rexroth), which I got locally for about $100 less than what I would have paid for an equivalent 80/20 setup through ebay. I haven't really cleaned up the wiring of the extrusion rig yet as I am in the process of adding SimVibe to the mix, which the first round of hardware should be here today!
/u/ZeosPantera, any suggestions on a 'cheap-ish' amp setup to power 2 to 4 AuraSound Transducers, ideally all separate channels?
Get a lock. I used to leave my keys in a tire or hide them somewhere but I didn't want to push my luck. I've been using one of these for a few years and it works great:
O Airbnb é excelente se você também tiver planejado quem e como irá gerir a propriedade. No meu caso, quando aluguei minha casa meu pai que trabalha o dia todo literalmente na casa vizinha, era quem recebia os hóspedes -- e pedia para o check-in ser feito de preferência no horário comercial (necessitando combinar previamente se fosse fora do horário).
Eu já me hospedei muito via Airbnb, e em vários casos há alguém que faz a recepção e limpeza ser alguém que faz isso para várias casas. Em Portugal é comum agências de imóvel oferecerem este serviço (você aluga a casa via Airbnb e eles quem cuidam da limpeza e hóspedes -- algumas vezes enquanto que a casa está à venda, por exemplo, para gerar renda).
Também tem gente que automatiza, por exemplo usando um Masterlock para guardar as chaves e simplesmente dar a senha para o hóspede chegar a hora que quiser, pegar a chave, usar a casa e devolver para o cofre-cadeado quando for embora. Tem muita gente que é mais confiante e simplesmente fala que a chave vai estar dentro da caixa de correspondência, mas vai depender do grau de segurança da cidade que você está.
Como toda fonte de renda, vai exigir certa dedicação e atenção. O Airbnb é meramente uma plataforma de anúncio, intermediação de pagamento e resenha/pontuação, e não um intermediador de guesthouses.
This is the stuff I have on me most of the time. I’m a grad student and as you can see, I’ve been lurking here for quite a while. I’m basically an /r/EDC stereotype at this point.
*Thoughts: I used to carry a FourSevens QT2A (I think?) and it fit in the pocket much better but was obviously much dimmer than the p12. I think i'll go back to a smaller flashlight next winter. I've also carried a Benchmade 707, 275, and several 556 styles. Of all of them I liked the 707 the best but I tend to give away my knives to anyone that takes interest and the 707's price had gone way up when I went to buy another one.
The p938 is, of course, much easier to carry than the SR9c but I can't hit shit beyond 10 feet away and it only holds 6 rounds. Luckily the odds of me needing to hit someone more than 4 feet away are effectively zero. I kind of regret buying the Sig but it'll do for another summer or two. I highly recommend N82 holsters because they are so damn comfortable and secure compared to most others I've tried. The Saddleback ID wallet is amazing if you never need to carry cash, and I've not found a better pen for my pocket than the Fisher space pen. I also like to buy the space pens in bulk so I can give them away to people who take interest.
The 3 that I know of are:
Mionix Sargas 900
XTRAC PADS Ripper XXL
Razer Goliathus Extended
You can also get these gun cleaning mats. They're made of the same materials as mouse pads. Plus, the designs look pretty sweet on a desk.
If you're insistent on deconstructing before painting, but want to play a few first, try using sticky-tack or fun-tack to keep the minis together and on their bases. Keep in mind, if painted pieces before gluing and are using a plastic glue or cement, you'll need to get the paint/primer off the contact points before gluing or it won't work properly. Even if you're using regular super glue you should still remove any paint to make a stronger bond.
Use Blue Tack.
I used to have to write down logs every hour and I liked writing fast. I always used these and have never had a problem. Plus they are refillable. http://www.amazon.com/Zebra-Pen-Retractable-Ballpoint-1-pack/dp/B002L6RB80
May I present to you the Rolls-Royce of Zebra pens.
I own a few, and they write like a dream (fixes my shoddy handwriting)...
You can buy combination lock key safes that you can keep your key in and lock it to something. Me and my friend used to use one when he went kite surfing.
I use this and lock it to my roof rack, tow hitch, wheel, or anywhere solid on the outside of the car.
I use one of these. You set your own combination, lock it to your car and you're good to go. It even works with cars like a prius with smart keys, just don't lock it in a place to close to the door otherwise someone could just walk up and put their hand in the door to open it.
This picture took too long to take
And I still forgot my damn watch
Stuff list with links:
And the watch: Seiko SNZH53K1 (NATO strap)
Edit: The image quality isn't amazing because I took the photo on my iPhone SE
I have this, which is pretty similar, but a bit bigger, and like it quite a bit. It's lasted over 2.5 years at this point and still going strong. Pretty smooth too.
or is the brand "blu-tack"? Or is it all the same stuff?
Forgot your other question! It’s actually sticky tack like from the office supply section that would be for putting up posters and such. Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty 2-Ounce (1087306) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F57ZPW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_t-tQBbKF8MKKT I use it to stick minis to pop bottles so I can spray paint them to prime them.
Sticky Tak. That soft blue stuff you can find in the office supplies aisles. Test it on a small part of the poster, to make sure it won't cause damage. I've found for many paper materials I've used it to hang things, it hasn't caused any damage yet.
It's just this stuff, maybe it's called something else where you live but it's just something to hold the parts together in a way that can be easily removed so you can check any potential issues before you glue everything. You don't have to have it it's just more convenient than holding the parts together by hand.
Looking at the default loadout the kill teams have on GW's website as an example, I'd definitely leave the shield, the two handed hammer and the heavy flamer separate as they cover up large portions of the marines body and would make things hard to paint. The others I'd probably just paint fully assembled. It's not about how detailed they are, it's about whether or not there are parts to the model that cover up other parts and would make those parts difficult or impossible to paint.
He's not talking about Tic-Tacs or metal pin "Tacks" LOL
The Blood Rage models are plastic, not resin. I'd recommend getting primer from a hobby store like Michael's or Hobby Lobby. It should be a little cheaper if you get one of their 40-50% off coupons from their websites. This should be fine. As with any primer, you'll want to spray 1-2 thin coats, preferably when the air is dry (less than 50% humidity). You won't lose any detail that way.
As for the wash, you probably could get away with 1 of those bottles. You could either order 1 and then just order another (if you're ok waiting) when/if you run out, otherwise just order 2 right away. If you ever paint other models in the future, you'll use it.
Edit: I'd also recommend getting some Blue Tack to stick on the bottom of your models so you can stick them to some cardboard. It makes it easier to bulk-prime, and if you're just using a wash on them, you don't even have to remove them from the cardboard when you do that.
Is this the stand you have: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NPEC5A/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_2?pf_rd_p=486539851&amp;pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&amp;pf_rd_t=201&amp;pf_rd_i=B0023ED22Y&amp;pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&amp;pf_rd_r=0V3A26BY4JMQF3ZPWGET
It's an Ergotech 100-D16-B03. There is essentially no wobble.
You're going to call me dumb when I tell you this but, I don't run in surround. I think the idea is cool, but the interface is shotty at best. I'll explain. So normally I game on the middle monitor with a stream up on my right monitor and something to read on the left. The surround doesn't have "true" maximize so the windows are basically maximized but still show the border, that annoys me.
As far as the monitors, I love them, albeit I'd like to replace them for the BenQ 24" 120hz.
For me, the case is a sign of power. When I was much younger, my first job was at a computer shop and one of the guys there had a really big case with all kinds of badassery inside and ever since I started making money and building awesome gaming rigs, I've always got a big case.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NPEC5A/ref=oh_details_o08_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 is my monitor stand.
Zebra F-701 This is the BIFL pen.
>Once you go to a fountain pen it's impossible to go back to anything else.
Until you have one break in your pants in the middle of the workday and have to sit in stained black jeans for the rest of the day :/ Ask me how I know..
Still use them all the time at home though. Just switched to a Zebra F-701 for EDC. Almost no risk with that guy.
The Zebra F-701. My favorite pen and I think it meets all of your requirements.
You're welcome! :P
OnePlus 5T Case | SUPCASE
XTACER Tactical Molle Key Ring
Samsung Gear S3 Frontier Smartwatch (Bluetooth), SM-R760NDAAXAR – US Version with Warranty https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M7MDK5S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_o877AbX4HJSM2
Gear S3 Frontier / Classic Watch Band, V-Moro 22mm Solid Stainless Steel Metal Business Replacement Bracelet Strap for Samsung Gear S3 Frontier / S3 C https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MG08BY8?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Craftsman Slide-Locking Utility Knife Model 994877 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004GPADBQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_3.77Ab4CDNWX1
KONOV 8mm Stainless Steel Mens Ring, Blue Plated Faceted Edges, Blue Silver - Size 11 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DRHHFI8?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Smok Alien 220w
Tobeco Mini Super Tank
Tobeco .2 sub ohm coil
Spyderco 2160199 C170GBBKP Kara hawk G-10 Folder Blade Knife, Black, 2.35" https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06Y2K2SX6/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_bj87AbS6969NS
Zebra F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 1-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L6RB80/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_jl87AbB68Z7HP
Field Notes Kraft Ruled 3-Pack https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0034KDEMO?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Field Notes / Moleskine Pocket Notebook Cover by Metier Life | Canvas with Vegan Leather | Fits Journals 3.5" X 5.5" | With Included Field Notes Notebook and Metier Pen - Stealth Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B072VR628C?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
SKILCRAFT B3 Aviator Multi-Function Pen Black/Red Ink & Pencil with Stylus (7520-00-NIB-2522) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00YT3FGTY?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
BRS Barebones 2.0 https://www.bladehq.com/item--BRS-Barebones-Balisong-Butterfly--33574
1 - Canadian pesos: great for censuring keys and exchanging for cheap goods.
2 - Kingston DataTraveler SE9 8GB USB 2.0
3 - Generic plastic cable stripper from idk where.
4 - Old 10 roentgen quartz pen dosimeter from (I think) Canadian forces surplus.
5 - Gerber 22-41830 EAB Pocket Knife
6 - Zebra Pen F-701
7 - Corsair 32GB voyager GO
8 - Olight i3E EOS EDC AAA LED Keychain Flashlight
9 - USB-C to Micro USB, One is in a 3d printed holder.
10 - Cheap but good sony headphones from bestbuy.
I'd recommend a Grifiti Fat Wrist Pad to go with that Mech for comfort while typing/resting palms!
The reviews for the pens on amazon:
I love the reviews for the bic "for her" pen. They are all hilarious. The first one is great, but read the others if you have time, you will not stop laughing. DIRTY THIRTY!
Bwah ha ha ha ha, it actually mentions the Bic pens. If you haven't clicked that and read the reviews, you're in for a fucking great time. Dragging extrordinare.
>Women, Nooyi suggested, “don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.”
Speak for yourself, bitch. she says as she licks her fingers and belches for good measure
> their tunnel vision and exclusivity
Speaking of tunnel vision, here is a perfect example of how women react to the notion that what they really need is more pink sparkly shit.
If you want to look at it another way, ask yourself why pink cars aren't all the rage among women drivers. It's not because manufacturers can't or won't make them.
Nope. But you can have these special lady pens instead.
I mean, I guess since most of us are smaller physically than men, we might actually benefit from smaller earplugs??
But this reminds me a bit of the “Bic for her” phenomenon on amazon (https://www.amazon.com/BIC-Cristal-1-0mm-Black-MSLP16-Blk/product-reviews/B004F9QBE6).
We don’t always need a separate product. And I bet they cost more, too.
People will recommend the Rotring, of course, but I find the Pentel Graphgear 1000 to be a nicer pencil for a fraction of the cost of the 600, and it has a retractable tip. Pretty much anything by Pentel is good. The Rotrings to be fair are good pencils - the rapid pro has the retractable tip and is really portable, but again, that Rotring price tag.... You could buy a full trio of 0.5/0.7/0.9 in Pentel graphgear for that money.
Other contenders are the Kuru Toga - I really like the "metal" (actually half metal) Kuru Toga Roulette (https://www.amazon.com.au/Mechanical-Pencil-Kurutoga-Roulette-Metaric/dp/B004OHNTVC), but I consider the lead rotation to be a gimmick. They're worth buying despite that, though. The Staedtler 925 is also a decent pencil.
I've been trying to justify one of these, myself.
Just get a cheap 1080p monitor with a vesa mount.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052ATODM/ref=psdc_490624011_t4_B00B21TLQU like this
or a dual monitor stand
Your laptop appears to have a M5970 /w VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort and Eyefinity support.
I'd recommend x2 of these IPS screens: Dell u2410. These screens have very good picture quality and their connections fits your laptop prefectly. They are pricy, but IPS provides the best picture quality.
You may also check 2412 and the 2312, however they do not have HDMI.
Mechanical /w Cherry MX blue, or MX Brown if you prefer more silent keys (video comparing sound levels).
Check out brands like DAS, Filco, Leopold, Ducky, wasdkeyboards.com
For your laptop you got countless options. Here's my suggestions:
Unfortunately I can't help you with iPad or chair, but I would advice against a glass desk. You will have a harder time with cable management and you will always be able to see your cables. If you get a desk such as the Galant series from Ikea, you get more options for cable management (such as trays and cable holes).
If anyone is interested in what they are looking at...
The build cost about $1100 total.
White tower to the left is my home server. I have about 6TB of storage on it. Runs PLEX, Minecraft, Deluge, and stores tons of files. Black box below that is a UPS that my desktop, server, router and modem are plugged in to.
Surface Pro 4 with dock
Dell 24" 1080p monitors
Mount-It! Standing Desk
Mount-It! Laptop desk stand mount
Mount-It! Dual LCD Monitor desk mount
Kensington Expert Trackball Mouse
Map of Faerun
Yeah it's really strong, they're both 27" monitors, so strong is a plus. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052AWGLE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
It looks so small though! I think the overall small size would bother me. I have a bookshelf in my room - I don't use it for Amiibo though, since I have Michaels baseball bat cases - but it's normal size one that I feel looks a lot better. This is mine here. Could most likely use those clear stands like this or something too.
Looks like a Pilot Metropolitan to me.
Look at the 3rd picture.
To be honest, I would suggest a cheap fountain pen. They dont drip, they are a joy to write with, and the bottle refills are cheap as fuck.
Pilot Metropolitan is $14
A 3oz bottle of Noodlers is $12, and will last for around 10,000 pages of writing. (I really like 54th Massachusetts, but get bulletproof black if you are looking for that shade)
Oooh, depends on what you're looking for, my friend! However, all my starter pens were under $35 with my favorite being the Pilot Metropolitan ($15). It writes very well and it's a great starter pen!My next suggestions would be: LAMY Safari Pen and TWSBI Eco Demonstrator. These are fun, come in fun colors or can be see-through which is neat cause then you can see the ink!
Also take into consideration nib sizes (Fine being thin lines and more tactile, and Medium+ having thicker, "wetter" lines). 🎆🎇
I'd recommend the Pilot Metropolitan- that's probably some of the best value you can get for a starter pen, and for $25-30 you can get the pen plus a bottle of ink.
You can also look into TWSBI pens, but theirs are notorious for having cracking issues which I don't know if they have solved yet.
The stand is from amazon for around 20$
Here's the link: Monoprice Multi Media Desktop Stand 22" x 9.5" (109434) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AJHCQD8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wASHyb1VYY6VZ
You can get a monitor stand to lift your PC off the floor/carpet. I have wood floors but I still wish I got one a lot sooner. Got mine off of Amazon
I'm looking for a triple monitor stand on amazon. I found one for about $55 does anybody else have recommendations? I have 2 24" monitors and a 22". I might even just get a dual stand and just leave the 22" off to the side.
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.
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.
Lol its just another mouse pad.
Amazon Link Glorious XXXL Mousepad.
Attach one monitor to another? Not a great idea. What you should use is a VESA mount that allows it to be positioned where you need it. Here is just one example https://www.amazon.com/North-Bayou-Monitor-Computer-14-3lbs/dp/B01AI2YGK4/
I have two of these and they're great. Looks overall very similar to the Rosewill model, except this one supports up to 14.3lbs, whereas the Rosewill only supports up to 13.2lbs. This one has gone on sale for $20 pretty regularly -- I bought both of mine at this price on separate occasions.
I think the black borders on this mousemat would look really nice
Here you go!
this is a great mat for putting cards on! I know its a bit weird with the PCMR vibe there, but the matte black softness is sooo soo worth it.
Glorious 3XL Extended Gaming Mouse Mat/Pad - Large, Wide (XLarge) Black Cloth Mousepad, Stitched Edges | 48x24" (G-3XL) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0164KY294/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_bqE4BbR842M9M
Do you have monitor stands? If not, do your monitors have VESA mounts? Get monitor arms! I got this one when they were $30 each, but they have another (newer looking) model for $40 which is still really good for a gas-spring monitor arm. I've had them since July and they're still working great, I have 3 with 2x 21" and 1x27" monitors. Leaves way more room on my desk and makes it really easy to reconfigure my screens to put one in portrait or whatever. Best random accessory upgrade I've done yet!
North Bayou Full Motion Desk Mount with Mount and Gas Spring for Computer Monitors 17'' - 27 LED LCD Flat Panel TVs from 4.4lbs upto 14.3lbs F80 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AI2YGK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_FW3dAb3PHV2CT
It works great!
Yea, 30-40 is not that expensive for a stand. If 30-40 is out of your budget, then I’d understand. You get what you pay for in my opinion. If you have the stock stand, i’d just stick with that. If it is too expensive to buy a new one, i’d just stick it out, wait, and save until it is within your means. Better safe than sorry!
North Bayou Monitor Desk Mount Stand: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AI2YGK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_IIfyCbBTCGTN8
This one is $25. If your monitor is VESA compatible, this one isn’t too shabby. It has good reviews on amazon for the price. You can drill it on the top of your desk or clamp it to the side. And if you don’t have amazon prime for the free 2 day shipping, maybe you could ask someone who does to order it for you and just pay them in cash?!
Good luck with the search!
>70 Inch Sharp 4K HDR
>1x Dell 34 Inch Ultra Wide U3415W
>2x Dell 27 Inch Ultrasharp InfinityEdge U2717D
Built the wall mount for the middle and left. Right Monitor Mount
For smaller monitors their 17-27" model is really good, on sale for 21 right now: https://www.amazon.com/North-Bayou-Monitor-Computer-14-3lbs/dp/B01AI2YGK4/
Obviously doesn't compete with high end mounts. Maxes out at 9" over my desk with a 24" monitor, which I wish was a little higher, but it seems like most issues people have with these are with obtuse instructions. Considering it is made in china, and sold by unknown brand, I was pleasantly surprised by it's sturdiness.
I believe these are correct. I'm a bit uncertain because the ebay listing I got them from is no longer available, but I'm pretty sure this is it.
Zebra F-701: Nice weight and grip, and the ballpoint isn't bad. I recommend to mod it to be even better.
Fisher Space Pen: The cream of the crop when it comes to ballpoint inks, Fisher pens are really nice. There's lots of variety, so check around for the style you like.
Baoer Skywalker: is a good not-knockoff of the Montblanc Starwalker. I have one, and with good ink in it it's a nice pen. The clip is a little flimsy but I like it, nice and heavy.
Jinhao 599: Heavy and solid pen, but a little cheap feeling at times. It's a rollerball, so I don't know if it takes ballpoint refills.
Vktech Tactical Pen: I have one of these and it's very solid but lightweight too. The ink it comes with is garbage, but it fits any standard Parker refill. I have a Parker gel refill and it writes great. There are lots of other "tactical" pens out there made of steel and aluminum, but this is the most affordable option.
Hope that helps!
Flashlight: Nitecore TIP
Knife: Byrd Cara Cara
Pen: Pilot Kakuno
Wallet: Saddleback Leather Sleeve Wallet
Caribiner: Metolius Mini
More realistically, I would DIY the wallet with a $10 piece of tooling leather, and get a better knife like a Spyderco Efficient. This would put me a couple dollars over, so swap the pen for a Zebra F701. Total:$100.42
Flashlight: Nitecore Tube
Knife: Opinel #6
Pen: Pilot Kakuno (same as linked above)
Wallet: DIY Sleeve (as discussed above)
Caribiner: Metolius (same as linked above)
I always lost pens before getting this one
It's relatively inexpensive, but it's stainless steel and can be used as a windlass in a improv tourniquet and as a last resort self defense eye ball gouger.
I'm curious about the pricing too (I also saw it was $120 when you commented). I looked up the cost of the things listed.
In total that's about $83.37 USD all new prices. Most include free shipping if purchased from Amazon. I did not include possible cost of that leather holster because the post currently does not say the leather holster is included or not.
I have been carrying a Zebra F-701 pen on my front right pants pocket for a couple years. They recently updated it to be all steel and I got my new one today. It has a nice weight to it and writes great for me. People always comment on it when I let them borrow it. At $6, it's nice enough that I don't walk off without it, but I won't be mad if I did lose it.
How about the Zebra F-701
Or, Parker Jotter
Have you considered getting a separate wrist rest? here's a version of what I currently have.
Yes I do. Its a Graffiti Wrist Pad bought off Amazon.
This is the original listing with the thousands of funny reviews. The product is "out of stock" now so it won't appear when you search amazon directly.
Have you tried these? http://www.amazon.com/BIC-Cristal-1-0mm-Black-MSLP16-Blk/dp/B004F9QBE6
Dear lord, that's almost tops the reviews on this product XD
On Roominate, Barbara's objections to the product were ludicrous and really makes me question her business advice. Barbara objected because the product doesn't say "for girls" on it (in spite of using pink in the logo and having a photo of a smiling girl on the front). The presenters objected saying "girls don't want to be pandered to", but then were talked over by Barbara saying "you really need to hammer home the point" then went out.
Except she's wrong. Marketing is full of products that have been marketed "for girls" in a pandering way. This of this product (with funny reviews on Amazon btw). Barbara's thoughts would have hurt the business, not helped it.
Better she's out.
Bic Pen for her
Read the deliciously sarcastic reviews for bonus lulz.
These pens are hilarious first of all for the stupidest concept in the world, second of all for the reviews by many clever writers!
For real. I have an ex that commented on a FB post I put up of a really entertaining listicle of the "masculinity so fragile" variety. And he got all butthurt like "isn't this just generalizing about men? wouldn't this be offensive if it was about women?" And I'm like no, dude, it's about toxic masculinity. Men should find it funny too. Just like, as a woman, I find it funny when people mock pens for women. Not everything is about you.
/u/Grep2grok's point about the speed of lectures is certainly worth considering. I'd parrot his pencil recommendation. For a premium pencil, I'd recommend any of the following:
Of the above, start with the GG 1000. I think it has the most comfortable grip for writing at length.
Pencil kind of opens the playing field when choosing a notebook, as you don't have to worry about bleed. I prefer large spiral-bound books as they lay very flat. Your work space will be very limited most of the time, so something that folds back on itself may prove useful.
A nice set of calipers, or micrometers could be a gift that would last decades, but a quality set will run you at least a few hundred.
If this engineer does a lot of CAD work, you might consider a 3D mouse? $115 for this guy , but man I cant imagine doing design work without it now.
A nice Kuru Toga mechanical pencil is also great for drafting and pretty inexpensive.
Some good writing implements will be useful, you'll be doing a lot of writing in the next four year.
some of my favorites are:
Pentel GraphGear 1000
or, If you want to kill 5 birds with one stone, the Uni-Jestream 4&1 is a solid choice.
I use a pencil that rotates the tip as it writes so that you get a conical shape at the tip of the lead. It helps prevent breaking. The most common cause for lead breaking I think is when you use just one side so it becomes a triangle wedge and when you spin it around to even it out it breaks. See Amazon link here. Keep in mind I've been able to find some at local stores for about $5 per pencil. I also don't lose mine, so that justifies the higher price imo.
I'm actually talking about this one
The Kuro Toga is my favorite. the tip auto rotates as your write to always keep a sharp point.
Paper doesn't matter much to me I just like off-white paper. However, I do like to have a nicer pencil. The one I currently like is this one most people might see it as pricey for a pencil though. Like all supplies it is a preference. Try things out find what you like but, do not think too hard about it. You'll have a much better time thinking about other things like reading a chapter from your textbooks so lecture isn't your first exposure. Coming from someone who use to obsess over things like this vs my actual course work.
I actually just got it from an old job, and it dosent have any branding but from a quick search it looks like it could be this one on amazon. It's OK but its hard to get the monitor as close to the wall as I'd like it.
I just bought This and my god damned key won't fit in it. I guess next is to try what you put up.
my key is also the fob for a dodge ram. so irritating it wont fit.
You could buy this $29 key lock, put your key inside it when you sleep, and attach it to your bed, doorknob, wherever.
Get a lock box for $20, or link your landlord this:
Master Lock 5400D Set Your Own Combination Portable Lock Box, 5 Key Capacity, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002YP1VC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_R7pIDbX1YPZ19
I have the 2013 Prius. I fit my key in this and lock it to a tow hitch thingy on the back:
I keep my keys in a lockbox, which I used to keep locked on my closet's hanger bar, dials facing the wall. This exploited my laziness; it was an incredible pain in the ass to open it, which kept me from unlocking on a whim just to jack off. Nowadays I just keep it easily accessible in my bathroom cabinet for cleaning sessions, as I've lost all desire to unlock for anything else.
In the past, I also sometimes left my keys in my car, and parked it on my university's campus, then rode the bus home. Retrieving the keys either meant waiting until morning for buses to run again, or taking a very long bike ride back to campus. That exercise always killed my desire to unlock, so I often just rode back home without the keys.
You can also use that same lockbox with Emlalock or Carlilock, and give us control of your lockup. ;)
I use a stack of index cards, often with a small binder clip to hold them together.
Combined with a small pen that I pretty much always carry, I always know where my lists are, I can write down anything that strikes me, and since they're index cards (and not a notebook), I can easily shuffle my multiple lists.
I'll often have a "work stuff", "stuff today at home", and a "stuff this week at home" lists (at a minimum) going at the same time.
I've also tried every electronic to-do app, and they just don't work for me.
Whenever I have a minute and think "what should I do now", I just check my cards.
For some people, including -- I would assume -- many of the people here, religion is just one of many things people use to harm others. Why should we have to have a separate subreddit for each of the possible things that can be harmful? Why should we go to another subreddit^(1), when we like this one? For some of us, atheism is tangled up in the other things we care about. That's not normally the case for "social justice".
And overall, what's the problem with this subreddit? I'm not trying to argue that you belong here, but you seem to be arguing that no one belongs here. Why? We^(2) like it here. Yes, there are other, similar subreddits. So what?
 Also, that subreddit is less than 10% of the size of this one. Maybe they should come here.
 I use "we" to mean "the subscribers that enjoy this subreddit". This group contains at least one person: me. You stating that you -- or other people -- don't enjoy this subreddit is no more apropos than me arguing that because I only use a space pen, /r/calligraphy is pointless.
The items I can think of right now that I've bought pretty much because of this subreddit:
All of these I would buy again.
Can't really pick just one, but I figure you'd rather see more interesting things people carry than fewer, so here some are in order of "if I had to pick one":
I should do an updated EDC post sometime...
Fisher Space Pen refills come with an adapter that fits on the back so that they can fit into any pen that takes Parker-style refills. So you have lots of options if you'd like to go that route.
Or, if you'd like pens that are designed for the Fisher Space Pen refill specifically, here are some options:
Original Astronaut Pen: https://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Space-AG7-Original-Astronaut/dp/B0015ZP2AC/
Fisher Space Pen Bullet: https://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Space-Pen-Bullet-Clip/dp/B0002ZQB4M/
Fisher Space Pen Bullet - Brass: https://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Space-Brass-Bullet-400-RAW/dp/B00KQSMAYU/
Machine Era Field Pen - Original: https://www.machine-era.com/collections/pens/products/field-pen-stainless
Schon Design Classic Machined Pen: https://www.schondsgn.com/collections/pens/products/classic-machined-pen?variant=7245842087982
From left to right:
JLab Audio JBuds Air
Microtech Ultratech D/E Tactical
Olight M1X Striker
Apple Watch 42mm
Kenneth Cole REACTION
Yookay Titanium Belt Key Chain Clip
Keybar - Carbon Fiber/Titanium
SOG Key Folding Knife
EDC Belt Sleeve
Fisher Space Pen
Evutec Karbon Case
Seiko SNK807 with the second hand removed. I got bored one day and hand painted the watch with some lume.
Painted Gerber mini flashlight on a Leatherman pouch.
Flashlight: Soonfire NS17
Pen: Fisher Space Pen
Lighter: Zippo Street Chrome
Wallet: Kattee Men's Vintage Look Genuine Leather Long Bifold Wallet
List of gear:
XTracPads Ripper XXL
They don't sell it in UK so I got it from newegg
£12 for the pad
£22 postage :^[
It's an XTracPads Ripper XXL
I also suggest the Glorious PC Gaming Race line here.
I bought this one this week--I like it so far.
I've made my own from some of this stuff: Locktite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty as I remember that it was a recommended use of another brand my mom used to buy years ago.
Blue tack - this is a semi-sticky putty that is really good at getting the dirt in crevices. Basically you push it down onto the dirty area and then lift the putty and it will take the dirt off with it. It won’t leave residue on your AirPods.
It's called Blu-Tack.
> Put your mini on something, like in my picture it's tac'd to a piece of 1" pex. A lot of people put theirs on an old pill bottle or something. POINT IS, not to hold the mini with your hand. Keeps oils off and makes it easier to paint.
Blu-tack and a wine cork.
My mother had both of her gen airpods go significantly quieter to literally no sound at all. Literally to the point where we were convinced that it was beyond repair. Then used Blu-Tack on both airpods and it literally goes inside the mesh and sticks to everything and gets everything out. To the point where it sounds like new. Ive been there and Blu-Tack was the solution. https://www.amazon.com/Blu-Tack-S050Q-Reusable-Adhesive-75g/dp/B001FGLX72/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=blue+tack&qid=1571687327&sr=8-6
Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive 75g https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FGLX72/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KMKPzb07ZXA7T
I pull off a half-inch piece and use it once a week for 4 weeks. It'll last you a lonnnnng time for almost $7.
It's a dream on AirPods too.
Thank you! I will try all those points that you've mentioned! As for the eyes, I wasn't brave enough to paint the black of the eye. Didn't want that guy to end up looking like a lizard.
As for the blu tak, do you mean something like this?
It's made by Ergotech
Not sure if Amazon has the best price or not, but that is the stand.
Ergotech has adjustable size and can support 25 lbs per mount, costs $230.
Look into building one yourself. Black steel piping at home depot isn't terribly expensive, and assuming that you don't care to move it while it's mounted a bit of planning will let you mount VESA monitors pretty much anywhere.
The stand is an Ergotech (Model 100-D16-B03) and I bought it on Amazon
Does not allow you to rotate displays into portrait but I have no need for that and also it's a very heavy stand (25 pounds) which personally I like for stability without the need to screw it to a desk.
Zebra F-701 with F-402 action. I put the 402 nose on mine, with a blue refill.
Makes me wish I had non-marring pliers - the threading seemed to be different from the two pens and I wish it turned out nicer.
Zebra F-701. Great pen, stainless steel. Nice balance and writes great. Plus its $5.
If you wanna start to understand why, you can buy a Zebra F-701 for $5 at your local office supply store. That was my introduction to nice, metal manufactured pens.
What I really like to do is take an F-701, and buy an F-402 for $10. I replace the plastic mechanism in the F-701 with the metal mechanism from the F-402. Then I replace the branded clip on the 701 with the 402's blank clip. Now you have an all metal pen that looks nice with no branding on it, and it only cost you $15.
Front left pocket:
Front right pocket:
Back right pocket:
Back left pocket:
Yep, I share it with my boyfriend. We both spend a lot of time on the computer at home (working, playing games, redditing), so it was really important to us to have a proper workspace.
We wound up buying two matching monitors (because I'm pedantic like that) and mounting them on one of these. The mount is clamped to the desk itself, which was important, because I didn't want to mount them to the wall, nor drill holes into my table. And the articulating arms allow us to push the screens back against the wall whenever we have friends over so that we can use the whole table top.
Our laptops, miscellany papers and other things that are plugged into the monitors are all underneath the table on two wire IKEA rolling cabinets.
I absolutely love, love, love our setup. We don't distract each other while we're working because our line of vision is blocked by our screens, but we're close enough to play footsies. We have the whole length of the dining table to work, but everything tucks away whenever we have people over for dinner.
My only complaint, is that our monitors have to stay at the same height because of the monitor mount, so sometimes we bicker about the screens being too high (him) or too low (me), based on the way we sit. Not a deal breaker though, for all the other benefits the set up provides. I'm sure that if I weren't lazy I would also be able to find a setup that has independent height setups.
non japanese amazon links
mic stand: https://www.amazon.com/iSK-ASD-20-Microphone-scissor-Studio/dp/B01GX65R2U
monitor stand: not the same but close https://www.amazon.com/Mount-Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-MI-752/dp/B0052AWGLE
Monitors: ASUS VN248Q-P 23.8" Full HD 1920x1080 IPS DisplayPort HDMI VGA Monitor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010VG2456/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_I0I.zbNJ255HY
Mount: Mount-It! Dual LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand Heavy Duty Fully Adjustable Arms Fits 2 / Two Screens up to 27", VESA 75 and 100 (MI-752) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052AWGLE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_70I.zb6BZFM0B
Sorry, that might have been a bit unclear, i meant that you could make a gaming build for 3840 x 2160 (4k / 4 times the resolution of 1080p) that would cost about $2500.
Here's something i put together that comes in a bit under budget. You’re going to ‘want’ to get an unlocked chip (can be overclocked) for a high end build. You don’t need to overclock, but you at least have the option to do so in the future. That’s what’s going to give the build some extra longevity vs a build that doesn’t have the option to overclock.
This is a m-itx (small form factor) build that won’t have a problem playing any game on Ultra at 60+fps for a long time with a GTX 1080. The monitors are 25” 1440p IPS panels that have very small bezels so they’ll look good once they’re mounted on a stand. They’ll fit on most desk / wall vesa mounts (100x100mm). I also added a 480gb ssd and a 4tb hdd as requested. The case has a bit of a “gaming” look, but it shouldn’t be too out there for you imo.
Link to monitor mount
Edit: Added a rear exhaust fan (forgot the case doesn't come with one :/).
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU | Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5GHz Quad-Core Processor | $227.88 @ OutletPC
CPU Cooler | CRYORIG H7 49.0 CFM CPU Cooler | $43.53 @ Amazon
Motherboard | EVGA Z170 Stinger Mini ITX LGA1151 Motherboard | $123.98 @ Newegg
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $71.99 @ Newegg
Storage | A-Data Premier SP550 480GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $112.89 @ OutletPC
Storage | Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $136.99 @ B&H
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card | $649.99 @ B&H
Case | Phanteks Enthoo EVOLV ITX Mini ITX Tower Case | $72.98 @ Newegg
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA G2 550W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $82.99 @ SuperBiiz
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $88.88 @ OutletPC
Case Fan | Noctua NF-A15 PWM 140mm Fan | $20.88 @ OutletPC
Monitor | Dell U2515H 25.0" 60Hz Monitor | $349.59 @ B&H
Monitor | Dell U2515H 25.0" 60Hz Monitor | $349.59 @ B&H
Other| Dual monitor mount| $42.50
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total (before mail-in rebates) | $2384.66
| Mail-in rebates | -$10.00
| Total | $2374.66
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-09-16 15:00 EDT-0400 |53 EDT-0400 |
Also as nice as your monitor stand is, for your next iteration you might consider monitor arms: http://www.amazon.com/Mount--MI-752-Adjustable-Desktop-Monitors/dp/B0052AWGLE
I've put several of them in, and really like the zero footprint and cable management they offer. I mean, shiiiit: http://i.imgur.com/oC5O8FY.jpg
Edit - formatting
Woops. Amazon auto-affiliated my link. It's one of these. Just need to have standard VESA mounts on your monitors.
I got my duel monitor arm from amazon, was only 44$ shipped when i ordered it. VERY sturdy,
For anyone wondering I'm using these:
If you have prime these are cheap and perfect. I dont know the width of your detolf though.
Edit- 4 pack for even cheaper.
If you're planning on getting every single amiibo and have the space, I really recommend just getting this, as its a lot cheaper than buying those cases:
Can fit the entire series. Recommend buying stands to display the amiibos better, like a couple of these:
I have 2 of these and 4 of these. Works well for me.
I dont own this display but I've been thinking about purchasing one for a while. It has good ratings and the pictures from customers looks great.
> I really want to start using them, but they're so expensive!
There are several really good starter fountain pens for ~$30
MUJI Aluminum Fountain Pen
Would be two that I would recommend. The second I have experience with, it has a lot of feedback but is still pretty decent. I haven't used a Metropolitan but it has a very good reputation.
Pilot Metropolitan makes an excellent starter fountain pen. Everyone writes with pen, so you'll be getting them something they'll use. I like to pair it with an ink sample package from Goulet Pens.
There is also a fine version! http://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Metropolitan-Collection-Fountain-91107/dp/B009X9Z2FW/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1420683543&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=pilot+metropolitan+fountain+pen
Check Amazon. They have it for 11.80.
Bought this a couple weeks ago - looks great with my setup. Listed as unavailable right now for some reason.
Monitor Stand for Desktop, Black - Aeon 60123 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01B6QAT66/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_.hx7yb7BD40C6
I have also used this Monoprice variant in the past. Works just as well as the one above, friend just needed one and I switched to match my desk/build.
Monoprice Multi Media Desktop Stand 22" x 9.5" (109434) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AJHCQD8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Rux7yb8DZ5E2P
Ventilation on the bottom side of the case - where the PSU intake normally is on modern cases. And potentially bottom intake case fans.
Depending on your case's feet and the height of the carpet, you might be restricting how much air the PSU can pull in.
The other concern is pulling up dust & stray carpet fibers into the PSU/case, which is less of an issue on a hard surface.
My thought is if it's a pretty low-pile or berber-style carpet, it's not a big deal. If it's a medium-high or shag carpet, at least put something under the case so it's not sitting right on the carpet.
Doesn't have to be fancy. A piece of spare particle board is what I'm using at the moment. A hefty monitor stand also works.
EDIT - Also if you have pets that shed, better to keep it up off the carpet. And make sure you have decent filters on your intake fans.
Monoprice sells a nice, simple glass and metal stand that is good for this. Used it on a previous build of mine. Here’s the link for anyone looking.
Monoprice 109434 Multi Media Desktop Stand (22 x 9.5-Inch) https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00AJHCQD8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CJZSCbP296VEZ
I use this thing here
Looking good, but I have two inexpensive suggestions: get this for a PC stand and get this for your headphones
I just received the glass stand and I like it a lot, used it to raise up my monitor and free up space for my keyboard and my backup HDD. It'd fit/look a whole lot better than that silly AC retail box ;)
Razer Blade: I give a thumbs up. Have seen people saying some pretty good things about it. The screen thing though... To my knowledge that isn't really a thing... that I know of at least. Maybe the people over at r/SuggestALaptop might be able to help you out with that. My suggestion to you would be to use like a docking station that is one cable to your laptop (USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C w/ Thunderbolt) and have that run three monitors on a monitor arm like this (remember the monitors would need to have vesa mounting capabilities to do this) and roll with a setup like that for home use and just use one screen while you are on the go. Hope that helps a little and feel free to ask questions.
This should be good enough.
I have 3 of these monitors on this triple monitor mount. AMA or whatever
I have three of these for eyefinity. This monitor is a solid choice for the price.
The stands are awful, but I picked up a triple mount (http://amzn.com/B00BDT072S) for $70 and now they're perfect.
The buttons on the back haven't been an issue for me; the only button I really use is the power button. Also, access to the buttons isn't really an issue since I mounted them.
Here is a picture of them after mounting: http://imgur.com/7fdnYp4
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.
You could try something like https://smile.amazon.com/OBi200-1-Port-Adapter-Support-Service/dp/B00BUV7C9A/
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. https://www.sprint.com/en/shop/offers/free-unlimited.html
And then there is Google Fi which is fairly cheap assuming that you keep your data usage low and just use WiFi https://fi.google.com/about/plan/
Then there is also republic wireless, they are currently offering a free month and free sim card.
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.
I set a relative up with two Google Voice lines on an Obihai 200. The cost to make the switch is:
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.
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.
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.
> 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!
Check out the Mount-It! branded stuff, In 15 seconds of research I believe they have two different 3 monitor offerings. Personally I got a double, and a single(for versatility) from them on Amazon. Sturdy as shit even with 27" monitors, and appear to be of very solid design. The triple I saw was $65.99.
These are the two I ordered for some perspective:
edit: here's the triple version in the same style
and under $60 at $57.99
Just make sure the monitors have VESA mounting points
Oops, read it to fast! This one: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052ATODM?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s00
It barely fit on my desk and I ended up removing a section of the upper arm. It's good but for my needs, I wish I got something else.
Hi, for me the simplest way to make a gaming/work station more ergonomic is to mount the screen on a ergonomic screen mount like this :
And just doing simple cable management would make this really more enjoyable with something like https://www.amazon.com/Kootek-Management-Concealer-Organizer-Reversible/dp/B01GCS77TU/ref=sr_1_1?s=office-products&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1509528498&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=cable+management
or this https://www.amazon.com/YOCOU-3-Channel-Management-Organizer-Solution/dp/B01KUG90F4/ref=sr_1_12?s=office-products&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1509528498&amp;sr=1-12&amp;keywords=cable+management
I hope that could help you
You can probably wall mount this one.
I got this one Amazon Warehouse for ~$37: http://www.amazon.com/Mount--Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-MI-752/dp/B0052AWGLE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1464017127&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=mount+it+dual+mount
It holds my 34" (~22 pounds) and my 27" (not sure). They both FIT in landscape too, but just BARELY and with about a 15 degree angle. 29 would defintiely fit. Its very sturdy, I have to really tigthen up the screws that allow for adjusting the monitor tilt but your 29" will probably weigh less than the max 22 pound
consider something like that or two singles.. I still haven't decided which would be better but I'm happy with mine
I have this arm with a 34" and 27" and it has been great.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU | Intel Core i5-7500 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor | $249.99 @ Amazon Canada
Motherboard | MSI B250 PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $125.99 @ PC Canada
Memory | Team Dark 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3000 Memory | $129.99 @ Newegg Canada
Storage | Sandisk SSD PLUS 240GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $103.98 @ DirectCanada
Storage | Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $59.43 @ DirectCanada
Video Card | Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Windforce OC Video Card | $519.50 @ Vuugo
Case | Corsair Crystal 460X RGB ATX Mid Tower Case | $166.99 @ PC Canada
Power Supply | Corsair CXM 550W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply | $81.18 @ Amazon Canada
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $115.98 @ DirectCanada
Wireless Network Adapter | Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter | $44.99 @ Memory Express
Monitor | AOC i2267Fw 22.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor | $139.99 @ Amazon Canada
Monitor | AOC i2267Fw 22.0" 1920x1080 60Hz Monitor | $139.99 @ Amazon Canada
Keyboard | Corsair STRAFE Wired Gaming Keyboard | $115.98 @ DirectCanada
Mouse | Logitech MX Master Bluetooth Wireless Laser Mouse | $106.98 @ DirectCanada
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I had to make a custom wood piece to get around a metal bar under the table, and disperse the clamping force from the 2 screws. Since this is a glass table i did not want to clamp directly to the glass. Just some particle board and screws. For the cabling, i utilized the built in wire supports on the mount arms, and black zip ties. Kind of a rats nest underneath the table, but i tried to clean it up as best i could compared to how it was before.
My monitor mount is something like the - supplied by my work so not sure the exact product.
This is what I use for my two 27" monitors and I love it!
2 questions for this monday morning:
I had to cut 3 x 3 x 3 inches into the middle of the upper shelf in order to fit the mount.
Dual monitor arm! Here's the one I have:
This is one of the more cheaper options. You have pretty good options on how you can mount it, and they're fairly solid in terms of build quality.
Just make sure your monitors are VESA compatible.
If you're starved on desk space with your multiple-monitor setup, it's definitely worth it.
The tower is facing out mostly due to the fact that I sit more man-spread than straight legged. As far as mounting the monitors goes, I've been look at getting a cheap one off amazon:
Would you be able to recommend a monitor mount?
Try this one
I'd put my bet on this one : http://www.amazon.ca/Mount--Articulating-Computer-Monitors-MI-752/dp/B0052AWGLE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1377761730&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=Mount+It+dual . Maybe /u/Krylosac can confirm?
Edit: Krylosac, do you recommend this stand? I might buy it, it looks neat.
It's a dual monitor stand. Specifically this one.
And then I got the same stand in the single monitor version for the right side.
I bought this MountIt! monitor stand off Amazon. It's not the greatest in the world, but it gets the job done decently imo. There's a few other similar ones on Amazon if you look at related products.
We actually purchased these stands for these desks: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052AWGLE/
They are shown in the picture. I also thought that I would like they loud keys on mechanical keyboard but I would rather a quieter keyboard at this point.
If the table is sturdy you can get one of these http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052AWGLE?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00 and some of this velcro http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00006IC2U?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01
I have it hanging down from the front of my desk and it's very sturdy. The velcro is also extremely secure, I can rotate the sticks so they're hanging upside down and they can stay like that for days without losing grip. Only downside is that the pole sticks out 18 inches from what it's secured to, and the fasteners stick up 5-6 inches from the surface.
Looks like this http://imgur.com/a/QLoXe
Throwing [this one] (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052AWGLE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1) in the mix to consider. I would imagine they are very similar, but I use the one here with two of this monitor and it is fantastic. I'm not sure if the one you linked has the cable management through the post, with an exit hole right above desk level. If so, they are basically the same. If not, I suggest the Mount-It one as it is fantastic. If you have any questions or want some pics, just let me know.
It's this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052AWGLE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
This one. Just got it in yesterday. Feels super sturdy.
Think these are what you want. Pretty much perfect for pops.
Idk about a cover, but these are the risers I use and really like them.
Display on far left can be found on Amazon.
Azar 326043 12-Inch W by 8.5-Inch D Three-Tier Acrylic Step Display https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083R3DHO/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_awd_d_sLvDxbG28KJK6
These are the common tier displays I've seen around the sub.
Copco Non-Skid 3-Tier Cabinet Organizer
Azar 326043 12-Inch W by 8.5-Inch D Three-Tier Acrylic Step Display
Seville Classics 3-Tier Expandable Bamboo Spice Rack Step Shelf Organizer
I got it on Amazon! it's this one
I just paid $16.95 for each, which is cheaper than it was when I bought one a little over a year ago (at $18.95, but only fulfilled by Amazon sold by someone else) though more expensive than when I bought the first 2 two years ago at (at $13.30 both sold directly by Amazon).
The same company that makes these things makes a slightly larger and taller version for around $25 (12-Inch W x 8.5-Inch D x 8.75-Inch H. Each step measures 2.75-Inch D.) or you can buy a 4 pack of the larger ones
Thanks! I found them on Amazon:
Azar 326043 12-Inch W by 8.5-Inch D Three-Tier Acrylic Step Display https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083R3DHO/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_uDlRub133E4GV
Got the idea for it from this awesome post from The Tanooki:
Here you go!
wait for a sale or find a comparable one for cheaper: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083R3DHO
That one, i think
i have arrived. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083R3DHO?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&amp;smid=APLCXQQAPID2B
They're called: Azar Three-Tier Acrylic Step Display
If you plan on buying 4 of them, Staples has a Bulk Price for $80:
If you want individual ones, I recommend Amazon:
I'd Highly Recommend Them
I have one for my overwatch collection as well. They're both around my entertainment Center and it looks great.
fair enough. i grabbed this : riser
Should be able to update Sunday with pics.
I have a few Pilot Metropolitans. A black one with a medium nib was my first one, and I still use it as my daily driver. It's about $12 currently on Amazon, so if I were you, I'd start with that.
^^Ninja ^^edit also be aware that fountain pens are different from dip pens (I assume that's what you meant by drip pen? :) ). Fountain pens can be used for art projects, but they're mainly for writing. And also DON'T PUSH ON THE NIB unless you're sure it's a flex nib! Pens like the Noodler's Konrad or Noodler's Ahab are flex nibs, so you can push on them to get a thicker line. (Sorry if that was a little confusing!)
Yeah the metropolitan is one of their fountain pen models. Here's a link to their medium nib version, which is the same size as a fine nib by International standards.
Also thank God you don't use ball points they're garbage.
It's no Krispy Kreme donut, but...
I hate to cook. Absolutely haaaate it. I recently discovered I can make my own chicken noodle soup by heating up cream of chicken with a can of chicken, and then mixing that with some boiled egg noodles. It's super fast and easy, and tastes better than the cans of chicken noodle soup. I'll be making it for lunch today so I'll try to get some photos posted! The wishlists are down so I'll come back and edit this.
Update: I did make chicken noodle for lunch and it was delicious! Here's a photo of the result, and here's my wishlist item.
Would you like some recommendations?
Check out the Pilot Metropolitan. It's clean and polished looks are so smooth and inoffensive, and the silver or gold will go really well with a tie clip. There are no obvious logos on the pen, and it's rounded smooth edges are easy on the eyes.
Get the fine point. It writes beautifully, too :)
Another favorite of mine to use with a silver tie clip is the Cross Bailey. It has a black lacquer body and a silver trim.
That's just to get you started. Generally, try matching your pen with your tie clip and cufflinks. Also, if you keep it in your pocket tip-up then you won't have any problems with ink leaking out of the pen. It also becomes a conversation piece, if you have to pull it out of your pocket to use it for writing.
Have gold and silver cufflinks, and a gold tie clip? Wear a red or gold tie, and this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D04KDE?psc=1
I'm still a newbie too so don't take my word as anything other than a fellow person learning too, but I've recently gotten the Pilot Metropolitan (a fountain pen)
Amazon has one for around $10 https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Metropolitan-Collection-Fountain-91107/dp/B009X9Z2FW (that's medium nib, I prefer a fine nib for writing small such as a dot journal, and medium for larger writing such as lined paper or unlined).
My local pen guy calls it "absolutely the best pen under $100, bar none" and "don't bother buying another pen until you save up $120-150 and can afford a gold nib", so for $10-15 that makes it a super easy way to get into writing with one.
Why use a fountain pen? With a cartridge they're hassle free but regardless of ink supply they're very nice to write with. Almost no pressure required at all, a very simple and smooth glide over the paper. Easy to hold and you can hold it reverse to get an even finer line (at the cost of losing some of the smoothness of the glide).
Plus if you get into it, you can replace the disposable cartridges with a converter that lets you actually suck up from a bottle of ink and do it the old school way, and there's something "zen" or meditative about using great paper, a great pen, and treating writing practice as a form of mindfulness practice. But maybe that's just me :P
EDIT: On the total other side of the spectrum, if fountain isn't for you, I used to make cheaply rigged Mont Blanc rollerballs. The rollerballs are better than ballpoint (but not as smooth as fountain). I would buy Mont Blanc rollerball refills for like $7, and G2 Gel pens, and then one could cut a little bit off of the end of the Mont Blanc rollerball refill and place it into the Gel pen case after removing the gel ink. http://www.instructables.com/id/Save-$200-in-2-minutes-and-have-the-worlds-best-wr/ http://www.instructables.com/id/Mont-Black-Mont-Blanc-Hack-fitting-the-new-Mon/ That would get you a very high quality writing experience for cheap I bet
Book - Rekonect (https://www.rekonect.com/)
Pen - Pilot Metropolitan (https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Metropolitan-Collection-Fountain-91107/dp/B009X9Z2FW/ref=sr_1_3?s=office-products&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1493695243&amp;sr=1-3&amp;keywords=pilot+metropolitan+fountain+pen)
Yeah, my demonstrator's held up nicely (despite being banged around more than a little), but the reports I've heard of the opaque Singularities breaking led me to making it a stay-at-home pen, just to be safe.
If you want a really fine line, check out the Sailor HighAce: thinnest line I've ever seen.
There's also the Pilot Metropolitan, of course. Medium nibs are on sale on Amazon right now, and a Pilot M is going to be both smooth and roughly equivalent to an F/EF western nib.
Pilot Metropolitan Collection Fountain Pen, Black Barrel, Classic Design, Medium Nib, Black Ink (91107) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009X9Z2FW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_ypmXBbN77WP4P
I prefer pen and paper. Writing by hand has always helped me retain more knowledge and memory than typing, and there's actually some science to back this up.
>According to a new study, Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer of Princeton University and UCLA Los Angeles respectively, students who write out their notes by hand actually learn more than those to type their notes on laptops. Over the course of several experiments, Mueller and Oppenheimer tested students’ memories for factual detail, conceptual comprehension, and synthesizing capabilities after half of them took notes by hands and the other half took notes by way of computer. Students who used laptops cranked out more words than hand-writers did, but the hand-writers ended up with a stronger conceptual understanding across the board.
This, plus I find the tactile feel of the pen moving and creating across the paper to be a deeply satisfying and somewhat spiritual experience.
I use a simple Black n' Red spiral notebook (LOL that Amazon price) because I find it easier to let loose and write down anything that comes to mind. The fancy journals I've purchased in the past always ended up unused because I was too anxious and self-conscious about marking up the pretty pages with thoughts that didn't seem "worth it." If you're going to start journaling on pen and paper, I strongly recommend starting with the simple route. Spend the money on something fancy when you're more comfortable with journaling.
I also strongly recommend ditching ballpoint pens if you're serious about paper journaling. Gel and fountain pens let you get your thoughts out much faster and with less pain. I use a Uni-ball Signo UM-151 and Pilot Metropolitan fountain pen. Again, I don't like to get too fancy with my journaling. It's more important to get the words out than fret over the tools.
As for what to write...write whatever resonates with you no matter how scattered or silly or unformed it may seem. Don't get self-conscious about it. Just get the words out.
You can do it! Seriously you can get a Pilot Metro for $10. It comes with a bulb converter too so you can fill it with that blue waterman if you like.
Lol. It kind of depends. There are a lot of variables. I'll list out a few options for you.
Those are the 3 pen models I personally recommend, although if you ask around you'll also find people recommending the Lamy Safari/Vista/Al-star (same model, different materials). It's not a bad pen, I've owned a couple and like them, but they're in the price range between the Metro and the ECO, and the ECO and Metro are so much better that I don't feel comfortable recommending the Safari over either of them, unless you have a boner for German engineering, haha.
In terms of ink, there's so much stuff out there that there's really no place to start in terms of explaining it. I'd be happy to send some samples your way, though, if you were interested in getting started.
The biggest favor you can do for yourself when you get into fountain pens is to buy yourself some quality paper to write on. It's a night and day difference between shitty standard copy paper and a nice fountain pen friendly notebook.
One of my favorites is the Black n' Red. Writing on it is smooth, and there's no bleeding or ghosting of ink, and if you get some ink that does some cool stuff, this paper will let it do the cool stuff.
Please feel free to PM me or even reach out to people on r/fountainpens if you have any questions. We'd be more than happy to help you get started!
All Hail the Lobster!!"
^^I'm ^^sensing ^^a ^^contest ^^train ^^XD
^^EDIT: THANK YOU FOR THE CONTESTS xd
Just a few comments/suggestions :)
I would recommend the Pilot Metropolitan as a starter, for around the price of the Plasir it is very reliable, smooth writer, and much easier to clean. If you do buy the Plasir, you will also need to buy a convertor to use bottled ink, where the Metropolitan comes with one included.
The Jinhao is a copycat of the Lamy Safari, a good starter, but know that people either absolutely love or hate the style of the grip.
The inks you picked out are good, although to start I really recommend getting a Goulet sample pack so you can try similar colors before committing to an entire bottle, which will last quite a while.
Hope this helps! I love helping new people explore the world of fountain pens :)
Ditto on the handwriting. This helped me greatly: https://www.amazon.com/Pilot-Metropolitan-Collection-Fountain-91107/dp/B009X9Z2FW
Buy one for $13 on Amazon, throw in a few other things you need and get free shipping.
I use THIS one every day. I also had the fine nib but I don't dig it. I like the medium nib much better.
If you have to do this I say use a monitor stand to separate the two. Put the PS4 on the bottom since it has fans on the side.
Heres a link to what I'm talking about. Check the dimensions
This will work better than a box: Monoprice Multimedia Desktop Stand 22" x 9.5" - Monitor Riser, Laptop Stand, Desktop TV Stand, PC Riser w/ Height Adjustable Legs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AJHCQD8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_hpECCbK2Y0KJ0
I bought this for my girlfriend's PC that stays on our carpet floor, and it is awesome.
Monoprice Multimedia Desktop Stand... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AJHCQD8?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Hey if you don't want to put the desktop on the floor because you have carpet, i use This stand to raise mine off the ground. It'll save you a ton of desk space.
ummmm... I'm guessing the description on amazon.ca is bogus?
It seems to be talking about a cable..
I use this stand for my PC. Come in black/clear glass and metal. All different sizes. Good price.
Edit: Looks like OP has this exact type of stand for his monitor. Didn't notice. One for the PC would match nicely.
I got this clear glass monitor stand from Monoprice: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AJHCQD8/
It's got plenty of weight rating for a tower and the 22"x9.5" is perfect for my S340. But you can see they have plenty of bigger sizes.
And trust me, I've looked. There really isn't a whole lot else for this purpose unfortunately.
I bought one of these off of Amazon to keep my tower off the carpet. It looks nice and fits my case just right. It's made of glass so it will match your case even better. I recommend picking one up.
Right now I have a rig that has a wheel stand, pedals platform, and seat, but no monitor mount. I have my rig on wheels that I can slide right up to my desk(I play non racing games and work so I don’t use my racing seat for that). My desk is rectangle but I made the front edge curved so I can slide my rig closer to the middle monitor, as they use the attached stand that sits on a desk.
Once I get a better desk, I’m going to get a triple monitor mount though, like this one. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BDT072S/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_
If you get a rig with mounts just make sure the monitor stand part has adjustability to come closer/farther from you without moving your distance to your wheel. A lot are locked to a fixed distance from the wheel, and all you can do is keep moving your seat closer to the wheel(and screens) but you can only get so close to the wheel before that doesn’t work anymore.
The monitors are all ASUS VS238H-P's. The monitor stand is a Mount It Triple Monitor Stand It isn't very good for landscape because the side monitors droop about an inch with a heavy monitor but it works great for portrait. The desk is a Ikea Desk, the Linnmon. It's can be really sturdy or fairly flimsy depending on how you put it together.
Would a triple monitor mount help your space issues at all? If would work if the issue is that your desk is not wide enough:
Looks great! May I recommend a monitor mount for your desk, it should get you some prime real estate back.
Mount-It! MI-753 Triple Screen LCD Computer Monitor Desk Mount Stand Arm for 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 Inch Monitors VESA 75 and 100 Compatible Full Motion, Tilt, Swivel, Rotate, 66 lbs Capacity, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BDT072S/
They have versions for larger monitors as well if that's the case.
I recommend looking on Amazon.com at brands like Vivo, Mount-It, and AmazonBasics for good mounts for reasonable prices.
If a single triple monitor mount is not enough to properly fit all of the monitors you could get 3 singles. Make sure all of your screens have VESA mounting holes. If they have different VESA mount sizes you can get size adaptors.
Triple monitor mount 1: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BDT072S/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_VD5OCbJX1ZC75
Triple monitor mount 2 (more flexible): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X9D7JWP/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_uD5OCbF76S6YM
Single monitor mount (X3): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B21TLQU/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_U_x_xE5OCbW8QX4H4
Once you go VESA mounted you never go back, so worth it man. I have my TV mounted on a VESA arm for playing Halo/Xbox, and my work desk has double monitor setup is VESA mounted too and it's worth the cleaness and space saving.
For your price range i would go with this one
I used to have a setup like that and honestly the only thing I can recommend is buying a triple monitor stand like this and having the monitors hang off the end of the desk, over your wheel. Then when you're done, unbolt the thing and move it to the other end of your desk. Getting it set up and taken down is a pain in the ass, but worth it if you race a lot.
I actually just bought this https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BDT072S/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1474254241&amp;sr=8-2&amp;pi=SX200_QL40&amp;keywords=monitor+triple+arm+desk+mount&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=41i6t%2BGOV3L&amp;ref=plSrch
It's a triple monitor mount but you don't have to use the middle one (removable) this allows the outside arms to be long enough to hold both. I currently have a 27" and 34" on it just fine. I can snap a pic tomorrow if you'd like.
I have had this for a little over a year and I have loved it. It lets me move them with easy and running the cables through the main tube part means I can have great cable management.
have you looked into one of these?
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 http://voip.ms which you can use with an ObiTalk ATA https://www.amazon.com/OBi200-VoIP-Phone-Adapter-T-38/dp/B00BUV7C9A/ref=pd_lpo_229_tr_t_3?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=YAM4YFT2MK567T8S7QGV
>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.
Does anyone know the cheapest device you can get to work with this service? This one is $50
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.
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. http://smile.amazon.com/OBi200-VoIP-Phone-Adapter-T-38/dp/B00BUV7C9A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1458233626&amp;sr=8-1
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. http://smile.amazon.com/VTech-DS6511-2-Expandable-Cordless-Bluetooth/dp/B00IIMRITS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1458233492&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=bluetooth+cordless+phone
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.
In case of backing out to try Vonage, I would instead recommend you try an Obi200 instead. Pretty sure it works with Voip.ms 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.
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 https://gethuman.com/phone-number/Comcast 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.
You will need to buy an MTA, either built in to the modem or a separate device. I've personally used and recommend https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00GP2HS3Y/ 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.
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.
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.)
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. https://www.amazon.com/OBi200-1-Port-Adapter-Support-Service/dp/B00BUV7C9A
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.
Sure. This pen is amazing ergonomically and hella cheap (shaped much like rotring with knurled grip and stainless steel construction), BUT: it has two drawbacks. One is the awful stock ink that smudges, and the other is the plastic clicky that squeaks. So, several posters took it upon themselves to remedy these problems.
Firstly, everything on the pen is metal except for one part of the pen; the retractable "clicker" - weird, right? The plastic parts make it squeak whenever you bring the pen in or out. Thankfully, another zebra pen DOES have the metal clicker! The rest of the pen's construction is not much to write home about, but that's unimportant. You just need that metal clicker construction.
Secondly, the ink. The stock ink is pretty bad and is prone to smudging. Once again, thankfully, the fisher space pen insert will fit once you remove a small plastic part at the front of the f-701.
An anon that I think posts here made a walkthrough of the mod process here, so if you follow it you will yourself become the very owner of a Space Zebra F-7401!
This will leave you with a great fully metal pen that also has an ergonomic knurled grip and that makes use of the pressurized space ink!
A thinner pen on the cheaper side, hmm. Any of the Paper Mates line in fine point work very well for the pricepoint. There's the 100RT, 300RT, and 500RT/550RT, and the 700RT. I've had a hard time finding the 700RT in fine point (.7), but I believe they do make it. The RT stands for retractable by the way, if that makes a huge difference. I tend to lose caps easily so I prefer all my pens in retractable. The Pilot B2P in fine point (.7) and the Pilot "Better Ballpoint" fine point both use the same refill, but I prefer the B2P, which writes incredibly. All of the ones I just named have a pretty thin body to them as well. If you wanna spend a couple extra dollars I always feel the Zebra F-701 is an absolute must for every day carry. It's got a super heavy feel to it and you can snip down most thin refills to fit into it. The refill that comes in the 701 is okay, but not the greatest, although I would still recommend it. It's all metal, even the grip which is metal. I'm a tense person too and grip my pens tight and I love the feel of the 701. That's just a few to look around on the internet for. I'm super particular about my pens so if you get to try any of those and are looking to go in a different direction youre always welcome to message me. I'm not into fountain pens at all, basically just the cheap stuff, and with a little ingenuity you can combine some cheap parts to make some pretty nice stuff. As far as how it looks, if you check any of those out and like/dislike certain looks I could probably help there too. A super cheap pen you can get by the dozen is the Bic "Soft feel" which I personally love the look of but dont be fooled, the "soft grip" isn't all that soft but it writes okay for a "by the box" pen. The last one I could say off the top of my head is the Pentel RSVP in a fine point. It has a cap unfortunately, but it really does write well, looks super basic, and I'm sure they make a retractable version I haven't seen. Gimme a sec and I can link you to some that I mentioned.
Edit - Links: Ill keep updating.
Retractable Pentel RSVP in black (.7) - Pentel RSVP Super RT Ballpoint Pen, (0.7mm) Fine Line, Black Ink, Box of 12 (BX477-A) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B079Q9VZ4F/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_PUPIDbP272DEN
Zebra F-701 (.8) - Zebra 29411 F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.8mm, Black Ink, 1-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L6RB80/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_TWPIDb0QM0M7H
Bic Atlantis Exact (.7 but writes way thinner) - BIC Atlantis Pen 0.7mm, Pack of 3 - VCGNP31-AST https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F6B60UG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_VXPIDbKTK07BB
Pilot B2P ballpoint (.7 but again seems thinner. Careful though, they make a B2P gel so make sure you read descriptions and check packaging if possible) - Pilot Bottle-2-Pen (B2P) - Retractable Ball Point Pens Made from Recycled Bottles (5 Count) Fine Point, 2 Black Ink/2 Blue Ink/1 Red Ink, Refillable, Comfortable Grip (32614) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007ZYF26G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JZPIDbFKEPGTP
Pilot "Better" ballpoint (.7, uses the same refill as the B2P) - Pilot Retractable Ballpoint roller pens, Black & Blue colors Fine point, 10 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CJCY6P5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_20PIDbH8JHY61
Paper Mates RT 300 (can find in .7 pretty easily) - Paper Mate InkJoy 300RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Fine Point, Black, Box of 12 (1951360) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EB4IZN4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_M2PIDbSHMC6V6
Paper Mates RT 700 (have only been able to find in 1.0 but pretty sure there's .7's out there. To me it's kinda girly looking but you can swap it into a Paper Mates Flexgrip Ultra which has a nice, classic look
RT700 - Paper Mate InkJoy 700RT Retractable Ballpoint Pens, Medium Point, White Barrel, Black Ink, Box of 12 (1951347) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01EB4KBVI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_C5PIDb4JEMV5Q
Flexgrip Ultra (not Flexgrip Elite, unless you like that one better) Paper Mate Flexgrip Ultra Stick Medium Point Ballpoint Pen, 12-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006IE6H/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_T6PIDb5KPA4T3
Bic "Soft Feel" (only been able to find in 1.0/Medium but I'm sure they make a fine as well, though I heard it's not great) - BIC 8373971 Soft Feel Retractable Ballpoint Pen, Medium Point, Black, 12-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00006IE82/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_E7PIDbBCG8T5R
Give me your thoughts when you have time or if I missed any you wanna see.
Order a Zebra F-701 and put a Space pen refill it will cost ~$14 so it’s not hard on your pocket. I work outdoors as well and have that combo & keep a space pen in the car with no issues.
I just picked up a Zebra F-701 and really like it so far... can't go wrong for the price.
The pen shown in OP's photo is the Zebra F-301 which I carry and like very much. I didn't know Zebra made a full stainless steel version but I found the Zebra F-701 on Amazon and it looks pretty sweet. Thanks for the tip!
By the way, I currently own a Jeep and don't have any Benchmade folders either but have been lusting after a Benchmade Griptilian 551 for quite a while.
For meetings and things like that, I use one of these with one of these.
For keeping script snippets and such, vim.
I'm very happy with it. I've lost so many of the regular ones, but this guy has stuck around for like 2 years.
Left to right, top to bottom:
Pens & Tools (I rotate my pocket pen & keep the rest in my bag. Logic dictates when to and which tool to carry.):
Leatherman Supertool Original with sheath - It's crazy to think, but this was retired before I was born. Several of my family members used to work in hardware stores so occasionally these things are found lying around brand new.
Leatherman Juice CS4 - Great little tool, it fits in my pocket without any notice.
Zebra F-701 .7 Black - Great look & feel but it writes like shit. Anyone know a good refill that fits?
Pentel EnerGel .7 Black - Incredibly smooth & bold, not too big a fan of the look.
G2 .38 & .7 Black - G2s, nuff said.
Uniball Signo 207 .7 Black - Comparable to the G2, but it has a metal clip.
Did you notice I put the EnerGel in here twice? - Because I didn't
Frixion Erasable .7 Black - Ink is really sort of grayish, but it still beats white-out.
Panasonic RP-HJE120-K IEMS - Perfect for people who are afraid of breaking or losing their buds. I wrap them around a binder clip and attack it to a belt loop with a carabiner.
Keys, Bottle Opener, PNY USB Drive - The flash drive has lubuntu on it. The opener is exclusively for mexican corner store drinks.
Best Made Co. Pocket Notebook - This isn't exactly the one I have but it is the closest I could find.
Dollar Store Notepad - It was 3 for dollar. Would you not buy it?
Dockers Trifold Leather Wallet - Not even close to the one I have, but still the closest they still make.
Not included: School ID, Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (Direct picture quality complaints to Samsung except for the lighting, that's just because I suck.)
The Zebra F-701 and Zebra F-402 aren't exactly tactical, but they are pretty heavyweight and write really well. They take cheap refills too. I have the F-701 and the weight and sturdiness are great, however I don't really write that much, just come class notes and such.
Car and house key w/ Corter Leather Bottlehook
iPhone 5 in Diztronic Black Matte TPU case
Spyderco Delica 4
Saddleback ID wallet in Dark Coffee Brown - Contains DL, School ID, Debit card, Insurance card, ATL Breezecard, Cash
Zebra F-701 with F-402 Mods (click assembly, pocket clip, and end cap)
Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 9MM (Stock)
7 Round Magazine
[CYA Supply Co. IWB Kydex Holster] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IPNAW6U/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
[(Not pictured) Aker Leather Concealed Carry Belt] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009KQC78I/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
[Leatherman Juice S2] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00JJY4ZZO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
[Gerber Dime] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006M9NIDO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
[Kershaw Leek] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0009VC9Y0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o09_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
[Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel Pen] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002L6RB80/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
Zippo Venetian High Polish Chrome Lighter
[Burts Bees Lip Balm] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0054LHI5A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1)
[Gerber Shard] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077926SLG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
[Klarus Mini One USB LED Flashlight] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077VLY8R3/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
[Stanley 3' Measuring Tape] (https://www.amazon.com/Stanley-39-130-4-Inch-PowerLock-Tape/dp/B00002X2HB/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1527380789&amp;sr=8-5&amp;keywords=stanley+keychain+tape+measure&amp;dpID=41QQ29M1GYL&amp;preST=_SX300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch)
[Timex Miami Chronograph] (https://www.express.com/clothing/men/timex-miami-chronograph-gift-set/pro/04741814/color/SILVER)
Gold Plated Tungsten Carbide Pinky Ring
[House of Jack Co Bifold Wallet] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UDPNBBM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
[Sandalwood Comb] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XD9QCPV/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;th=1)
Zebra F-701. Should hit all the points on your list, and blue refills are easily available despite the fact it comes with black. Pen+refills from Amazon would still be under the $10 mark.
I bought a wrist pad like this. I had the same problems but this has seemed to fix it - at least for a Keycool84 brown and a Das4 pro brown.
I'd actually recommend you get a separate wrist rest, that way you have your choice of material(such as wood or foam ones), and separate wrist rests are usually better than the ones on stock keyboards like the K70. I've had one before and the wrist rest was kinda meh.
Thanks! I try to keep most of the stuff off of it, but more often then not i am taking stuff my girlfriend puts on their almost immediately. I got the wristpads on amazon for around 14 bucks for the 17in pad and 9bucks for the 8in mouse rest. I highly reccomend, as they have saved my wrists from a ton of stress and from resting on the sharp edge of the desk.
I am a big fan of the Grifiti fat wrist pads. I have them at work and at home. I have an extra fullsized pink one if anyone wants it.
To add about the wrist pad, get one that's about the height of your keyboard so your wrists won't fall into a weird angle causing stress, which I've noticed a lot of the stock wristpads that come with keyboards do cause your wrists to do.This one is pretty good. I got it on sale for about $6.
Another good one is this. They both sit about as high as a standard keyboard so you won't be causing any strain on your wrists.
A mouse-pad with a cushion may also help you, like this. It all comes down to preference though, as I like flat, large mousepads, but these can help reduce strain and keep your wrist straight.
I have this keyboard with this wrist rest: http://www.amazon.com/Grifiti-Standard-Keyboards-Mechanical-Materials/dp/B004D8PYE2/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1370432069&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=keyboard+wrist+rest
It's the perfect fit. Without it, I find the keyboard a bit too high.
I use this. Not nearly as fancy or nice-looking, but it's way cheaper. I believe there are other sizes/colors for the same brand.
I use one of these (I have the smaller one for my 60% keyboard). I absolutely love it. It's firm but still cushioning and hasn't smashed down a single cm in the 3 months I've been using it.
Looks like this one
I think I just got the Grifiti Fat wrist pad.
Depending on your keyboard length.
You can't attach one, however you can buy one that just sits next to the keyboard for pretty cheap.
Personally, I made one out of an old mousepad and a cut up carpet tile
I’m using the Apex 750TKL and bought myself this wrist rest off Amazon. It been working awesome and it comes in regular or tkl sizes. Grifiti Fat Wrist Rest
CM Pro PBT or iKBC PBT.
CM TKL Cherry Red
CM Full Size Cherry Red
iKBC Full Size Cherry Red
Keep in mind you don't get any backlighting, but the Hyper X keeb only has red backlighting, so not much difference, I can find boards with backlighting if you really want that.
Do you really need an attachable wrist rest? Most of the boards that come with attachable wrist rests are straight ass and you can go get an actually good wrist rest with your leftover money. Getting something like a cheapo Grifiti (https://www.amazon.com/Grifiti-Standard-Keyboards-Mechanical-Materials/dp/B004D8PYE2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1520804201&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=grifiti&amp;dpID=41cU5l3UN2L&amp;preST=_SY300_QL70_&amp;dpSrc=srch) is way better than most of the plastic shit that comes with your mainstream boards.
If you're just looking for a comfortable wrist rest I'll shout out Grifiti wrist rests. Quality stuff, and it feels very good. Amazon has you covered. Different colors and sizes also available. That wrist rest is thick, and fits the CM case dimensions well.
You may find this a little more suitable. It's not a full length but it is a tad more ergonomic. I bought it for the same reason you mentioned though I just use no wrist wrest now. There is also this which doesn't attach to the keyboard itself but it still a pretty comfortable option. I've also used these and if I had choose between the stock wrist wrest, the "FPS" wrest, or the foam one, I'd probably choose the foam.
This is the one I got today. It helps a lot and has a nice feel.
Women have a pen made specifically for them...I mean seriously, why are we complaining?
I would take my happy ass to the house.
Sit down at my desk, take out my stationery, my lovely pen and write that angry letter!
GIVE EM THE WHAT FOR!
Oh god. Okay. I feel like I've been preparing for this post my whole life (or at least since I found these awesome things on amazon):
Make sure you read the comments on these amazing, once in a lifetime products!!!
edit: Aww shoot, I just saw you meant for realz. I got nothing, sorry. But still, you'll have a good laugh!
BIC Cristal Pens, for her. Dur.
reminded me of the Bic Pens for Her reviews
The Amazon reviews for these lady pens are hilarious!
Yeah, it's a pretty famous product. You should see the Amazon reviews.
They are! Just see the reviews!
Congratulations! I noticed after getting mine that there's two different models out, the plastic body one like yours and a metal body one that seems to be Japan-only. This is the one I got and I really like the feel and look of it. How is the plastic one?
Kuru togas are the best pencils you can get. Your best bet to get a really good kuru toga is to become bros with a Japanese dude, and ask him to buy you a couple when he goes back.
Only saw this now.
Pentel Graph Gear 1000 0.5mm on the left.
Uni Kurutoga Roulette 0.5mm on the right.
Many of my favorites have been discontinued or changed.
The Koh-i-Noor Rapidomatic was my primary pencil for my first 4 college years. I even bought a red and blue colored versions to put red and blue lead in, which was nice for graphs or occasional emphasis. Lovely pencils made in Japan. However, looking at the Amazon reviews they no longer make these, but instead something with the same name and general look, but using all new parts and process in China. You can taste the sadness in the reviews. It looks like people are happy with the Alvin Draftmatic which looks exactly like the Rapidomatic.
The Pilot Vanishing Point has been discontinued. Sad. My favorite pencil, made in Japan. See reviews on Amazon. I introduced a number of people to this, and many of them started using it as their primary pencil. My manager even questioned why I had spent $200 on pencils, when I explained I was ordering a couple of these for myself, asked around, and 10 others in the office said they wanted one or two as well (after trying mine). No drafting grip, and shorter, but really good weight, good feel, quality, and I could write well with them.
The Uni Kuru Toga is nice, but too lightweight and plastic for my taste. The price is hard to argue with. I wonder if the Roulette model would be better as it sounds like it might weigh more.
Dave's review site recommends the Staedtler 925-25. I've tried the 925-05 which is ok (my 11yo uses it) but not the 925-25.
If you have more money, the Rotring 600 and 800+ come highly recommended (lots of metal, high quality, made in Japan). I have never tried one, but I'll buy a 600 sometime soon.
For erasers, I use Staedtler Mars Plastic. They last forever -- I still have one from 1985 with more than half remaining and it works fine. I only bought more so the family can each have one of their own. My tips are (1) don't get oil on them or the paper, and get it off if you do. This means don't run your finger along the eraser part. It causes smearing. (2) erase flat if you can, to save sharp edges for fine work. If you always use the edges, then you won't have a sharp edge to change φ' to φ in the middle of an equation.
No no, it's not about quantity, it's about quality. Do yourself a favor and pick up a Kuru Toga .5mm:
Been using mine for 3 years now.
Since no one else has jumped in, surprisingly, let me go ham with suggestions. I also have incredibly small writing so I know the need to have the proper supplies.
This is the best pencil on the market for languages that use characters like Kanji. The main selling point is how it sharpens the tip every time so you don't get those blurry lines when the tip goes dull. I have it in a 0.5, and I'm able to write incredibly small still. I would suggest getting the recommended lead with diamond tips if you have the tendency to break lead. I'v been on the same pack for 3 years and have only replaced the lead 2 times even with constant writing.
Uni-ball Signo UM-151
This is my go to pen for everything. It's the most amazing thing and a total workhorse. Even though it's 0.38, I still find it easy to write tiny without any problems. You have to try to see why everybody loves and recommends them.
Zebra Sarasa Gel Pens
I use these when I feel like making my notes more colorful. They are amazing although some people complain about the scratchiness on paper. I use a 下敷き or pencil board so I don't feel as much. Again, if you are a heavy handed writer, I suggest doing the same because those tips are quite sharp.
This is a bit of an expensive pen, but the main draw of these is that the nibs, and etc. are replaceable so they are eco friendly. The other selling point is the ink which does not bleed even when you use highlighters. The pens mentioned above will so you'll have to pre-highlight or underline. With this pen, you can just write and then highlight without worrying about smudging. I have the 0.5,0.3,and 0.1 because I use these for inking so choose the size you feel most comfortable with.
I know you didn't ask about highlighters, but if you're going down this rabbit hole, I might as well take you all the way. These are my favorite highlighters as they're so very soothing to the eye. I always feel that they add an extra level of class and sophistication, not to mention whimsy, to even the most basic lecture notes.
I hope this was helpful. I have more suggestions for writing supplies, but I'll comment again if you want to hear about those. I will warn you that they are pricey although I can't imagine my life without. Good luck and cheers!
Anyone here will vouch for the kuru toga, awesome pencil for the price
Also the kuru toga .5 HB pencil lead is excellent, writes really smooth and breaks less. Will work nicely with any pencil you choose. The TWSBI precision is on my list too but I'm waiting for black to be in stock again!
Rotring, the Pentel mentioned by everyone, or for something different, this:
Uni Mechanical Pencil Kurutoga Roulette Model, Gun Metallic, 0.5 mm (M510171P.43) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004OHNTVC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_awd_3BDBwbPRX2B51
It's got a cool mechanism that rotates the lead and always maintains a sharp point. I've used mine daily for several years (sine 2012) with not noticeable wear on the mechanics. Still works like new.
If you want the auto-rotating lead and the metallic lower body with the knurled grip, then you should definitely go for it. It's currently $8.11 on Amazon with free shipping.
I must say, I feel like it breaks less often than any other lead pencils I've ever owned.
Feel free to bug. It's tough finding arms that can reach over other monitors. The three middle ones are held up with single monitor mounts. I'm able to get them over the bottom monitors because I have a desk with a second level that they are connected to similar to this.
The TV on top is on a vertical mount which is sitting on a box and held down with weights. Kind of ghetto but I never look behind there anyway.
Hello! I did some research on VESA mounts for ultrawides and I've seen recommendations for the Ergotron MX, but it's rather out of my price range.
I was wondering if there are lesser expensive options? I will be using a DELL U3415W.
Would this be good enough? http://www.amazon.com/Mount-MI-751-Adjustable-Articulating-Insignia/dp/B0052ATODM/ref=pd_sim_147_8?ie=UTF8&amp;dpID=31aj4wqPIdL&amp;dpSrc=sims&amp;preST=_AC_UL160_SR127%2C160_&amp;refRID=1R7165JG9F63RWSJ8946
I have the same monitor but 29 inch. It is so much better with a mount, the stock stand is way too short.
this is what I got
Hi! I'd definitely recommend a mount, as it clears up a great deal of desk space. I'll post a link to the one I got off Amazon below. As far as mounting it, if you have the exact same desk then the mount/clampdown screws should line up perfectly with the metal frame under the desk on any of the corners. If you have any other questions or want more detailed pics just PM me.
Mount-it! MI-751 ! Single Monitor... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052ATODM?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
if you can find studs, or cheap monitor arms work pretty well.
Thanks, I am pretty proud of it thus far.
for my main monitor, I purchased one of these
I did however not pay that price, I payed half of that.
The other one that can move up and down and around
for your need would this work?
This will probably get the job done for you without breaking the bank
Yeah, the mount supports 75x75 and 100x100. Right, so what I was trying to say (I'm terrible at explaining things) is that I have two separate arms on one post that are at different heights. I took the dual-arms from another mount-it, removed an arm from the hub they connect to, and put it on the same post at the laptop stand. So I bought two mount kits and combined them. Maybe I'll take a picture when I get home. With the mounts, the arm(s) are literally whatever position vertically that you want. You have to tighten a bolt to keep it/them from sliding down. I have two of these on one post, but I had to buy another mount and take the arm from it and add it to the first kit's post.
It's like if you bought two of these and threw one of the posts away. You would take the second arm and put it on the first post.
You can get 1 - 6 arms, they are given as different colors of the product, follow the link here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052ATODM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I absolutely love the mount, it works great for me because I don't need to drill any holes into my wall because I can just attach to my desk. The mount I have is a Mount-It! Articulating Single Arm.
Here's the link to it on Amazon:
Mount-It! MI-751 Single Monitor Mount: amazon .com/Mount-It-MI-751-Adjustable-Articulating-Insignia/dp/B0052ATODM
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 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BUV7C9A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_YQaeBbD6WXWXY
I really want to do that but honestly I have no use for a landline. Here's the one I've been eyeing. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BUV7C9A/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_33?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
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.
another thing that can be done with google voice is get one of the obhai boxes from amazon, the has the convince of google voice, with the ability to make the occasional outbound phone call..
If you want the latest and greatest get this.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU | Intel Core i7-6700K 4.0GHz Quad-Core Processor | $349.99 @ Best Buy
CPU Cooler | Deepcool CAPTAIN 240EX WHITE 153.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $94.43 @ Amazon
Motherboard | MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING 3X ATX LGA1151 Motherboard | $124.99 @ Jet
Memory | Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 Memory | $109.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 1TB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $299.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $629.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB Superclocked Gaming ACX 3.0 Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $629.99 @ Newegg
Case | NZXT Phantom 820 (White) ATX Full Tower Case | $229.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA SuperNOVA P2 750W 80+ Platinum Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $119.98 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM 64-bit | $129.95 @ Amazon
Monitor | Asus ROG SWIFT PG348Q 34.0" 3440x1440 100Hz Monitor | $1099.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Logitech G610 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $83.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse | Logitech G502 Wired Optical Mouse | $51.99 @ Best Buy
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $3954.27
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-01-03 22:46 EST-0500 |
the faster the ram the better. also you might want to get a mouse mat
but I would get a white glorious mouse mat to go with your black keyboard and mouse. also if you want more storage you can go for a 500gb ssd instead od a 1tb and get like a 4tb hdd. The case I can change out if you want. also you can go to cable mod to get custom hand sleeved cables.Also get 1 34 inch curved monitor instead of three. here's a review of one
https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Extended-White-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B00NOCZB78 this is the popular one, but this one is my alternative: https://www.amazon.com/XYK-800x300x3mm-Extended-Non-Slip-Special-Textured/dp/B071ZSNZ9Z/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=xyk+mouse+mat&amp;qid=1562451904&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-2
That will make it look great and a triple monitor would definitly make a difference. I would center the monitors and use some cable management.
And I saw this on YouTube video recently that made a clean look. It's a big mouse pad that makes come together.
Also I can see that you got a headset on the desk, I would recommend that headset stand. These small details will definitely make a clean and elegant look so the desk really can shine and stand out.
Great job by the way!
Thanks for replying just a few questions by white and black you mean something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Extended-White-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B00NOCZB78/ref=sr_1_17?keywords=black+and+white+mouse+pad&qid=1562327044&s=gateway&sr=8-17
and can you send a link or a picture of a swing arm?
I just have the extended one here.
This is the keyboard mat, this is the case.
I wouldn't reccomend the 400C in any variant, and the 460x/570x don't have a great internal design either. They're not really very easy to cable manage in, the radiator support is extremely limited (you can realistically can't fit a 360mm in without removing the mechanical drive bay entirely. S340 Elite wasn't much better, no top radiator support is far from ideal.
I'd take a look at something like the Define R6 in white. Doesn't have the front glass but has much better cable routing and options for HDDs to be installed. All white version won't be out until 3/7/18 but it might be worth it from what I've seen.
Mousemat is Glorious Extended White Gaming... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NOCZB78?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
The majoras mask figure I got on Amazon, the bronze Cayde statue was a gamestop exclusive.
As for how deep the desk is im not sure, a large space is taken up by my monitors
Like this one?
The Glorious Extended Gaming Mouse Mat
My bad I skimmed to the comments.
White Mouse Mat
I sort of cheated though because my husband is a huge corsair fan. 🙃
This isn't exactly the same one that I have but for some reason I can't find the link anymore to the one I have but I found this one!
Glorious Extended White Gaming Mouse Mat / Pad - XXL Large, Wide (Long) White Mousepad, Stitched Edges | 36"x11"x0.12" (GW-E) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NOCZB78/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_ZytIwbT7PYEDM
He currently has a 1TB SSHD. This is an HDD that has a very small amount of very fast cache. The HDD identifies your most used files and puts those files on this cache.
There are 3 main types of storage:
If your brother is not super tech savy, then I wouldn't necessarily recommend this option since it requires him to reinstall his operating system and this can be problematic if he isn't familiar with the process.
A Mechanical Keyboard, Oversized Mouse Mat, Mouse like the Logitech G502, may be an easier and less stressful option.
Ok, I did a lot of research and here's what I came up with-
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU | AMD - Ryzen 7 2700X 3.7GHz 8-Core Processor | $319.99 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Asus - Prime X470-Pro ATX AM4 Motherboard | $177.39 @ B&H
Memory | Corsair - Vengeance RGB 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3600 Memory | $218.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Samsung - 860 Evo 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $129.99 @ Amazon
Video Card | Asus - GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Dual Series Video Card | $489.99 @ B&H
Case | NZXT - S340 (Matte White/Purple) ATX Mid Tower Case | $59.99 @ SuperBiiz
Power Supply | EVGA - SuperNOVA G3 650W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $69.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft - Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit | $99.99 @ Adorama
Case Fan | Fractal Design - FD-FAN-SSR2-120 40.6 CFM 120mm Fan | $9.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan | Fractal Design - GP14-WT 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan | $13.79 @ SuperBiiz
Case Fan | Fractal Design - GP14-WT 68.4 CFM 140mm Fan | $13.79 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard | Corsair - K70 RGB RAPIDFIRE Wired Gaming Keyboard | $119.99 @ Amazon
Mouse | Corsair - M65 PRO RGB FPS (White) Wired Optical Mouse | $54.79 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $1778.67
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2018-05-29 13:48 EDT-0400 |
The entire build is themed White, black, with purple highlights. The RAM is white with controllable RGB (set it to purple), the stock Wraith cooler is controllable RGB (set to purple), the motherboard is black and white with controllable RGB (set to purple), the GPU is powerful enough for 1440p 60fps ultra settings and is white, the keyboard is one of many potential options with full RGB (set to purple), the mouse is black and white with RGB (set to purple).
Now, here's some more stuff not listed-
With cablemod, you can easily get a G3 compatible cable kit that is either white, purple, or purple and white depending on if you go with a basic cable kit or you make a custom one. They also sell other things, so depending on how nuts you want to go, look that site over. Things like purple thumbscrews, purple SATA cables, etc. Note- the cable kit MUST be G3 compatible, or you will fry your system. Thankfully there are tons of G3 compatible kits there.
Next, you could do either black and white fans OR black and RGB controllable fans set to purple. This case can support 2x 120mm fans in the back and top, and 2x 140mm fans in the front. I picked out Fractal un-lit fans simply due to quality and I'm not sure how lit up you want this case to be. However, something like a the Corsair HD 120mm 3x pack with controller would be a suitable choice here. I use that myself, and the purple setting would complement nicely. Other fan kits also exist, some with more fine control over what colors you want such as this would emit less light, but have much more control over what color you want through a program versus the switch on the Corsair. You could do 5x 120mm here, but the 140mm option in the front would make less noise and push more air. The Nzxt Aer 140mm would work in conjunction with the 120mm 3x pack, since it all leads to the same controller.
Oh, and here is a white with black outline cloth mouse pad, white would round this all out nicely. https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-Extended-White-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B00NOCZB78
The Nzxt H440 also comes in a similar color scheme if you want a different case option with better airflow and more space to work with. I believe you can also purchase the tempered glass panel they use in the S340 elite and use that directly with the standard model, but I'm not 100% positive on that. Glass would look nicer, so you might want to consider the Elite S340 in plain white instead. Up to you.
Hope you like this!
Edit2- You could also set case fans to emit a white light, thus illuminating your interior more.
Here is an optional SSD that comes in white or black, and emits RGB controllable lighting https://www.teamgroupinc.com/en/product/delta-s-rgb-ssd
You could also use an M.2 drive such as the 970 evo if you want the SSD to be hidden more (and it's obviously much faster, though not noticeable for gaming).
same here, I play at 600 to 1400 depending on the game or class. Changed the sniper button to extinguisher. Forward button is comms, rear button is toggle optics.
I also have one of these covering my desk.
Sorry for taking my time /u/AliceWolff as you.. can see I did spend a lot of time on this.
Okay, after all the information I managed to gather from you. I managed to get a pretty extreme PC without going "over the top".
I will provide you with a rationale for each part.
As well as my standard list of videos to help you understand why I suggest these products.
Then I also include some great guides to help you build the PC.
Lastly, I will drop a lot of software to help you with overclocking.
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant
CPU | Intel Core i7-5960X 3.0GHz 8-Core Processor | $1040.00 @ B&H
CPU Cooler | Enermax Liqmax II 240 96.0 CFM Liquid CPU Cooler | $89.99 @ Newegg
Radiator Fan | NoiseBlocker NB-ELoop B12-2 51.1 CFM 120mm Fan | $22.95 @ Amazon
Radiator Fan | NoiseBlocker NB-ELoop B12-2 51.1 CFM 120mm Fan | $22.95 @ Amazon
Motherboard | Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI ATX LGA2011-3 Motherboard | $249.99 @ Amazon
Memory | G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $58.99 @ Newegg
Memory | G.Skill NT Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory | $58.99 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 950 PRO 256GB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive | $181.00 @ Newegg
Storage | Samsung 850 EVO-Series 500GB 2.5" Solid State Drive | $149.99 @ Amazon
Storage | Toshiba X300 4TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $124.99 @ Micro Center
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB CLASSIFIED GAMING ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $629.99 @ Newegg
Video Card | EVGA GeForce GTX 980 Ti 6GB CLASSIFIED GAMING ACX 2.0+ Video Card (2-Way SLI) | $629.99 @ Newegg
Case | Fractal Design Define S ATX Mid Tower Case | $69.99 @ Newegg
Case Fan | Noctua NF-A14 PWM 82.5 CFM 140mm Fan | $21.99 @ Amazon
Power Supply | EVGA 1050W 80+ Gold Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply | $139.99 @ Amazon
Operating System | Microsoft Windows 10 Pro OEM (64-bit) | $124.86 @ B&H
Monitor | Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hz 27.0" Monitor | $799.00 @ Amazon
Keyboard | Corsair STRAFE RGB Wired Gaming Keyboard | $119.99 @ Best Buy
Mouse | Mionix Castor Wired Optical Mouse | $69.99 @ Amazon
Mouse Pad| Glorious XXL Extended | $24.00 @ Amazon
Headphones | Sennheiser HD 518 Headphones | $63.48 @ Amazon
Headphones | Sennheiser HD 518 Headphones | $63.48 @ Amazon
Headphones | Sennheiser HD 598 SE Headphones | $152.88 @ Amazon
Amplifier| Schiit Vali 2| $169.00 @ Schiit.com
DAC| Schiit Modi 2 Uber| $149.00 @ Schiit.com
Cable| Schiit RCA 6 inch| $27.00 @ Amazon
Audio| 4 way audio splitter| $31.00 @ Amazon
Microphone| Blue Yeti Pro| $199.00 @ Amazon
Microphone| Blue Radius II | $46.00 @ Amazon
Microphone| Blue Yeti Stand| $20.00 @ Amazon
Microphone| Double Layer Pop Filter| $7.00 @ Amazon
| Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts |
| Total | $5557.47
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-03-17 14:18 EDT-0400 | ♥
Outside the US, so use the http://www.pcgamingrace.com/products/glorious-3xl-extended-gaming-mouse-mat-48x24 to buy it.
This is the mousepad you're looking for. https://www.amazon.com/Glorious-3XL-Extended-Gaming-Mouse/dp/B0164KY294/ref=sr_1_3?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1540583222&sr=1-3&keywords=glorious+xxxl
Get a big mousepad. Like this.
It's a bit Overkill but I like it
Glorious 3XL Extended Gaming Mouse Mat/Pad - Large, Wide (XLarge) Black Cloth Mousepad, Stitched Edges | 48x24" (G-3XL) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0164KY294/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_6gW8BbRAQ522Z
Just bought this one
My desk is an IKEA linnmon but I bought 2 extra table legs and used the drawer to put my pc on as seen in the picture
Mouse pad is so worth the money and its a mouse pad alot of pros use, Its so smooth and just perfect you can wash it easily just by putting it in the washing machine on cold setting and air drying it out (just lay it on the back of a chair or something) I would highly recommend it and its a HUGE mouse pad too.
Hey man. So I am in the same pool of heroes but with a higher sens than you (3.5/1600 for hitscans, 4/1600 for reaper/zarya, 6/1600 for Winston/anything that doesn't really need aim).
I am rocking the Logitech G502 with this mouse pad (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0164KY294/ref=twister_B00OZ6M4KY?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
The pad is REALLY big but I've had zero issues with using my arm to turn quickly and wrist for my flick shots. I'm averaging 20-30 crits with around 50-60 accuracy as mcree, depending on the day. It's a great quality pad if you have the room for it. They have smaller sizes as well. I really like the quality of the pad and this this large pad, if one side wears out from use (which I doubt it will) you can always turn the pad 180 degrees and viola! New pad! Let me know if you have any questions from my pleb level (mid diamond rn) and I'd be happy to answer!
[You're welcome] (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0164KY294/ref=twister_B00OZ6M4KY?_encoding=UTF8&amp;psc=1)
I got this [one] it covers my entire desk but i'm not sure how good it is for accurate mouse tracking. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0164KY294?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s02)
I just swapped to arm aiming due to wrist problems.
I will never have that mouse pad problem again.
and this is half the price and does the same job and is a gas spring mount.
I own one of these monitors and put it on this ...works great!
Oh, lol. Maybe you can mount it to the desk? Probally with one of the (well when i find it ill link it)
Edit: found it https://www.amazon.com/North-Bayou-Monitor-Computer-14-3lbs/dp/B01AI2YGK4/ref=mp_s_a_1_2_sspa?keywords=desk+monitor+mount&amp;qid=1566588593&amp;s=gateway&amp;sr=8-2-spons&amp;psc=1&amp;spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzVFdWMFVROTFaVDY1JmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTk4MzkwTzlDRFBLVjJXUktUJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyMTc1MjQyTlJFNTJIWEhTS1c3JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfcGhvbmVfc2VhcmNoX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Just the $30 amazon special. I've had it almost two years now and it still works great.
I have my monitors on individual mounts like this.
It's way better than the Vivo dual stand I had previously.
Hi, if you don't mind me asking, where did you find that desk? I've been looking for one like it for some time.
a.) I'd suggest a quality headset stand. Massdrop has them on sale fairly regularly, although if you have Prime you can probably pick one up relatively cheaply (less than $40 US, I believe). I'm actually using my Blue Yeti as a headset stand and it works famously.
b. I'd suggest a taupe/light beige, since it would fit with the table, and leave your possibilities open if you end up getting another desk or if you want to change the room into something else. Saves you from having to re-paint at least.
c. I personally have a monitor arm that mounts to the desk. It's an Ergotron Neo-Flex, but I wouldn't really recommend it. Not a lot of articulation since it's a mechanical hinge instead of a gas hinge like this one I was looking at before I found mine in my dad's office. Almost all of them will require a Vesa mount, but those are pretty common on Asus monitors. Even my low end 22" has one. Plus it'll free up a little real-estate on your desk for a headset stand/microphone if you want one.
I use this one for my Dell S2417DG and really happy with it.
I'm really happy with the monitor arm. It can be mounted with either a clamp or bolted with a thru hole, which is how I did it. It has an excellent range of motion, easy to instal, and has a channel for running cables.
Swivel!!. A big 1080p 60hz tv could also serve your purposes if you get a mount. But HTPCs are really just normal PCs, but with a different case.
Get three of these:
North Bayou Monitor Desk Mount Stand Full Motion Swivel Monitor Arm Gas Spring for 17''-27'' Computer Monitor from 4.4lbs to 14.3lbs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AI2YGK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_m-kaCb5YAD47C
Those are just the ones that I got. They make them for larger monitors as well. My largest monitor is a 27".
I have a triple monitor setup and use one of these mounts for each monitor. I can adjust all three monitors independently. I was also able to independently adjust the mounting location of each arm because they're each separate units. I, like you, have three non-matching monitors. Using three of these should accommodate the issue you've described. IMO, having three mounts is better than a single, triple monitor mount because of the versatility in placement and adjustment for each monitor. They're only $20, too. Another thing I really like about them is that the desk mounting hardware comes with two options: clamp (for edge clamping) and bolt on (for more secure and permanent desk mounting). They also have a very small footprint and so they take up very little desktop real estate. I'm very happy with these mounts and I highly recommend them.
Two single North Bayou Monitor arms
Here you go, there is better, but for the price this is pretty good
This might have been better foe the other redditor
I’d get a mount for your monitor like this
Bro try a desk mount. Super easy to mount a montor arm to your desk vs a TV stand in your wall like this
Sorry for the late reply
North Bayou Full Motion Desk Mount with Mount and Gas Spring for Computer Monitors 17'' - 27 LED LCD Flat Panel TVs from 4.4lbs upto 14.3lbs F80 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AI2YGK4?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
I was on mobile earlier.
This is the one I got:
i bought this one and can recommend it
but considering the price you might aswell just get a new and larger table
NB North Bayou Monitor Desk Mount Stand Full Motion Swivel Monitor Arm with Gas Spring for 17-27''Monitors(Within 4.4lbs to 14.3lbs) Computer Monitor Stand F80 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01AI2YGK4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1OiTDbJCZSAZ8
These are awesome! Way more adjustable and able to move the monitor up and down. They also have a dual monitor one as well. I will be upgrading my mount soon, once I get another monitor that has a VESA mount.
It's listed with the image: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01AI2YGK4/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Would this work?
Maybe I'm just being a dumbass and installing the arm the wrong way. I have this monitor arm.
Can anyone who owns a Dell S2716DG link me the one you have?
I like the full native w/o scaling, so... yeah. I need all the lines of text I can get :)
If you put the monitor on a $35 free-moving arm you can freely adjust the distance, orientation, etc.
I'm sure he has a stand like this but bigger
I bought this one a little over a year ago, and I love it. It's a little bulky, but that's because of the cable-management. Bonus of being half the price of the cheaper one you listed.
Keyboard is an anne pro 2 with custom keycaps, mouse is a Gpro Wireless with lizard skins sat ontop of a glorious helios/ PC specs are Ryzen 7 1700/ B350 Motar/ 16gb DDR4 3000MHz/ Msi gtx 1070ti, and the mounts are available here
Glad I could help! For reference's sake, the Z35P is on an Ergotron LX mount, and the other monitor is a Sceptre u275w-4000r on a mount I got from amazon (also, this mount does NOT swivel 360* on the lower portion, but it's a decent buy for $30)
If you have the proximity thing, wrap the fob in foil first.
get something like this
We bought a lockbox on amazon for $20, but I’m sure you could get one at your local store. The one we have can attach to the RV handle and has a 4 digit code. (Master Lock 5400D Set Your Own Combination Portable Lock Box, 5 Key Capacity, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002YP1VC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_NEn3Cb7VR9WVF)
Basically the ones that realtors use for homes.
I just ordered one of these : http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002YP1VC/ref=pe_825000_114660910_TE_item
From some experience, realtor's lock boxes work well but are a pain to put keys into/take keys out. You can find a bunch of time-lock safes which are nice and easy but they take away a fun aspect of the keyholder having direct control over the key. The perfect option seems to be the ChronoVault but that is very expensive so I haven't tried it.
About some of the other devices. When I am in chastity I like to be completely trapped. Even if I tried my best, I don't want to be able to get out. The above 3 items work well and are relatively foolproof unless you know how to pick locks. I don't like the plastic locks because they are pretty easy to remove and re-do.
I hope this helped.. Good luck!
You can get one of these lock boxes for keys. Drop your key in there and give him the location and combo. He can retrieve the key without you being there. Depending on where you live, you can put it somewhere away from your place like a bike rack a stair railing.
What about this key compartment lock?
put it around a tow point, door handle or hitch hole. I've seen them on bike racks so you don't know which car too.
I've been using the [Fisher Space Pen Bullet with Clip.] (https://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Space-Pen-Bullet-Clip/dp/B0002ZQB4M/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1483725163&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=fisher+space+pen) for about 3 years now and I've run it though the wash and dryer more times than I can count. I love this pen and highly recommend it. It can take a beating and keep writing through 3 years of daily writing.
Edit: you can also buy the clip separately: http://www.amazon.com/Fisher-Matte-Black-Clip-Bullet/dp/B0014M0AO4/
If you are going to buy a new one I'd recommend to just buy the factory one. Even if you don't clip it to a pocket, it will keep it from rolling away. I think it's the same price to buy them combined or separately though.
I'm 28, in the Navy, and here's what I'm usually carrying.
Maxpedition Pocket Organizer
NM Flag patch
Old coin given to me a while ago
Sparrow's Tuxedo Pick Set It's a great set, and a cool thing to learn. The linked set has a different case, I guess they don't do the leather cases anymore. I also had them put rubber handles on mine when I ordered, makes all the difference.
USB cord that came with my phone
Tekton 4" adjustable wrench
Zebra pen. Forgot which specific one...you probably know it though, it's one of the popular choices on this sub. My main pen I keep in my breast pocket, the Fisher Bullet. That's the best pen I've ever had, hands down.
Fine point Sharpie
Rite in the Rain notebook. It's ok. I much prefer Field Notes Expedition which I also keep in mind that breast pocket. Just wish the pages were perforated.
Streamlight Microstream. Awesome little light, and the AAA battery it takes lasts quite a while.
ThermoWorks surface thermometer. Sorry, can't find a link. My buddy gave me this last Christmas. Comes in real handy in the field, to see if my JetBoil is too hot to put away. Also, I dunno, I can tell you if stuff is hot or cold or whatever. Neat.
You can’t go wrong with a Fisher Bullet Space Pen. However, the clip doesn’t like thicker material and it’s best to keep it in a pocket slip of some sort if kept loose in pocket.
I recently picked up two of theseKetalon Rohk on a buy one get one free deal. They are my new edc and great pens, but to be honest $32 for one pen is pretty pricy. If you can catch another sale I would definitely recommend them.
So I carry a Maratac AAA Rev 3. Last year for the holidays my wife bought me a Leatherman MUT multi-tool. I don't carry that with me everywhere, but I absolutely love the sheath that came with it. My multi-tool of choice is the SOG PowerLock. I've been carrying that thing since 2003.
Here is everything keep on my belt: Link
Keeping this whole thing on my right hip, the front side of the sheath holds the writing bits. Link And on the back side is where I hold the flashlight. Link
Get this one
Get a bigger mousepad.
I think I got this one: http://www.amazon.com/XTracPads-Ripper-XXL-Desktop-Gaming/dp/B000HTDBWI/
...or whatever the biggest one is that that company makes. It has held up well over the past few months, protects the wood desk, and was pretty cheap. If they made a truly fullsize one i'd get it.
Least branded one I can find aside from just ordering a sheet of neoprene and cutting.
Thats crazy lol, I use this:
It's comfortable, you can also use it to play card games on. I've been using a Xtrac XXL for a couple years now. Even though it sounds dumb, it isn't as cold as a glass tabletop which is nice.
They are acctually giant mouse pads made by XTracPads. There are 2 on the desk, my old one and the new one I just bought when I moved.
The Mousepad is the XXL Ripper LINK
I love it so much I travel with one everywhere. Great way to deploy a mobile battlestation.
My favorite feature is the mouse and keyboard are on the same surface so the keyboard doesn't keep hitting the edge of the mouse pad when I game.
no its just a huge black pad
Xtrac Pads Ripper XXL - http://www.amazon.com/XTracPads-Ripper-XXL-Desktop-Gaming/dp/B000HTDBWI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1414918100&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=xtrac+pads+ripper+xxl
XTracPads Ripper XXL. It's a bit old and frayed on the edges because it's not stitched liked newer ones. I've washed it a few times now and it's still decent.
I have a Boogie Bug XL but I believe they have stopped making these, however, this one from Akasa is similar. Nothing beats a mouse mat that takes up the whole desk!
PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant / Benchmarks
CPU | AMD FX-8350 4.0GHz 8-Core Processor | $179.99 @ Microcenter
CPU Cooler | Phanteks PH-TC14PE_RD 78.1 CFM CPU Cooler | $79.99 @ Newegg
Motherboard | Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z ATX AM3+ Motherboard | $214.99 @ Amazon
Memory | Kingston XMP Blu Red Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-1600 Memory | $117.35 @ NCIX US
Storage | Samsung 840 Pro Series 128GB 2.5" Solid State Disk | $122.99 @ NCIX US
Storage | Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive | $63.98 @ Outlet PC
Video Card | MSI GeForce GTX 770 2GB Video Card | $399.99 @ Amazon
Case | Corsair Air 540 ATX Full Tower Case | $129.99 @ Newegg
Power Supply | OCZ ZX 850W 80 PLUS Gold Certified ATX12V / EPS12V Power Supply | $99.99 @ Newegg
Optical Drive | Asus BW-12B1ST/BLK/G/AS Blu-Ray/DVD/CD Writer | $52.00 @ Newegg
Monitor | Asus VG23AH 23.0" Monitor | $177.58 @ Newegg
Keyboard | Corsair Vengeance K70 Wired Gaming Keyboard | $119.99 @ Newegg
Mousepad| XTracPads Ripper XXL Desktop Gaming Mat| $24.98
Webcam| Logitech HD Pro Webcam C920, 1080p Widescreen Video Calling and Recording| $74.99
Mouse| Logitech G500s| $79.99
Fan Controller| Sentry 2| $29.99
LEDs| Sleeved LED Kit| $9.99
Case Fans| 3 x Corsair Air Series SP120 High Performance Edition 62.7 CFM 120mm Fan| $44.97
| | Total
| Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available. | $2023.74
| Generated by PCPartPicker 2013-08-05 21:06 EDT-0400 |
The whole build is red and black themed.
SteelSeries 6Gv2 Mechanical Keyboard - $99.99 - http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-6Gv2-Mechanical-Gaming-Keyboard/dp/B0038X3ZVM
Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Laser Mouse 5600 DPI - $189- http://www.amazon.com/Razer-Mamba-Wireless-Gaming-Laser/dp/B001WAKR3W
XTracPads Ripper XXL Desktop Gaming Mat - $25.99 - http://www.amazon.com/XTracPads-Ripper-XXL-Desktop-Gaming/dp/B000HTDBWI
I'm a huge fan of Corsair's peripherals. I'm using a Scimitar mouse and K70 RGB keyboard right now. Never had any quality issues myself, but their customer support is superb. I really like their aesthetic.
Logitech is a solid choice if you like their products. Personally I'm not into it, but I don't care for "gamer" stuff in general.
As for audio, I wouldn't recommend a headset of any kind. Personally, I use a pair of AKG K553 Pros, a FiiO E10K DAC/amp, and an Audio Technica AT2020 mic. That said, I understand that not everyone cares about audio as much as I do. If you're happy with the sound quality of your Krakens, you could get most any Logitech, Corsair, SteelSeries, etc. headset in the same price range and get comparable results.
This is the mouse pad I use. I don't care about flashy lights or fancy designs, I just wanted a large mouse pad.
I use Loctite Fun-Tak. Here's Atom Smasher of Tabletop Minions discussing poster tack.
> Once you get good enough, using push pins instead of staples to hold up a paper target on a cardboard backer is cheaper and more convenient (for me).
Locktite fun-tak works great too. http://www.amazon.com/Henkel-1087306-Loctite-2-Ounce-Mounting/dp/B001F57ZPW
Poster tac | Blu tac - I haven't used it first hand (edit: on board games), but I'd be tempted to try this stuff as a something relatively inert, hopefully not going to interact with the inks etc., and non-permanent but will still hold things down/keep them from skittering.
Invest in blu tack. It is gentler on paper crafts than clear tape.
to stick the press on to the stand, use loc tite mounting putty
Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty 2-Ounce (1087306) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F57ZPW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JZt7CbC6S8NRZ
I have the exact same printer - what I've been using is mounting putty, rolling it into small balls, and then placing it under all four legs. The problem with Monoprice's printer is that the metal frame allows for a lot of vibration and shaking during prints (particularly fast ones), since usually one leg seems to always be in the air. Mounting putty dampens a lot of the movement and transfers it onto the table/surface, as long as you can place a small amount of putty on each corner, then press the printer down. Also, I mounted it onto a sturdy faux-granite countertop, which seemed to reduce the shaking to virtually zero.
Here's an example of the putty I use - I found it at a local hardware store for $2 a pack, and you can use it for a bunch of other non-3D printing stuff. It's non-toxic, easy-to-roll, has easy removal, worked in a bunch of temperature conditions, and stays pliable for a long time.
I use this stuff: Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty 2-Ounce (1087306) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F57ZPW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_pfp8CbWEJG0HD
I put some on a pops feet when it won't stand to help balance it out. There's probably better solutions out there but this one has worked for me. Hope it helps.
Best thing I have used is blue tack that I got from amazon. It always cleans them really well for me.
Also called Fun-Tak
I've had good luck with fun tack.
Based on reviews though I'd probably go wtih this for posters: http://www.amazon.com/Command-Poster-Adhesive-Value-48-Strip/dp/B001KYSAN4/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1377529947&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=command+strips
You could also just put a post-it note.
I use sticky tack. You know. The poster putty. I do this with all my components too. I hate fiddling with helping hands and pcb holders. This stuff is blue gold.
As reference. You can get it at a ton of diff places by a ton of diff manufacturers.
I take it that the whole assembly will be mounted vertically on a wall for display purposes?
Would a few unobtrusive pins/ pegs/headless nails into the backboard in strategic places to support the Games/Console work? You could colour them to match the background, or even just make them into some kind of shiny feature?
Alternatively, perhaps some transparent acrylic sheeting made into either a narrow shelf/ shelves or some clips, might be an option which would be near-invisible at any distance....
Or could you bend some thin, stiff wire/ brass rod into supports/clips and fix it to the backboard, as this might also be quite unobtrusive depending on how you do it....
Otherwise, magnets and/ or velcro might be a good 'Plan B,' although be careful when using magnets around electronics! :>)>
A really cheap temporary solution might be a big dollop of Blu-Tack (http://www.amazon.com/Blu-Tack-060968-Reusable-Adhesive-75g/dp/B001FGLX72), but I'm not sure this would hold up very well over time :>)>
Hope that helps, good luck! :>)>
PS - don't forget to make the presentation frame easily openable, for when access to the Console is needed!
I haven't used it but have heard good things about Blu-Tack: https://www.amazon.com/Blu-Tack-060968-Reusable-Adhesive-75g/dp/B001FGLX72
Blu-tack, poster-tack, etc: https://www.amazon.com/Blu-Tack-060968-Reusable-Adhesive-75g/dp/B001FGLX72
A few tiny balls of this stuff under any speaker will keep it from walking. It keeps a light, cast-aluminum enclosure that I have on a glass shelf from dancing, and it scales up just fine.
(It will probably stain. So will anything else with some weight on it. I've had the non-sticky side of foam weather stripping pull layers of baltic birch plywood apart before.)
Recommend using Blu Tack to hold the speakers on the stands: https://www.amazon.com/Blu-Tack-060968-Reusable-Adhesive-75g/dp/B001FGLX72/ref=pd_bxgy_196_2?_encoding=UTF8&amp;pd_rd_i=B001FGLX72&amp;pd_rd_r=T8DVQH7MR5F6T8T55JWY&amp;pd_rd_w=y4G37&amp;pd_rd_wg=p7EBL&amp;psc=1&amp;refRID=T8DVQH7MR5F6T8T55JWY
Most commercially available stands will have 3M or similar two-sided adhesive. I use Blu Tack on mine, and it takes a surprising amount of force to dislodge the cabinets once they've settled. That's a US link, but I'm sure you can find it in Europe.
While I don't necessarily know what's available in your market, I will add that you should take precise measurements before buying anything. If those monitors aren't at ear-level, your sound is likely to be compromised.
Not entering, but I strongly recommend taking blu tack to hang stuff with...
Sorry, yeah tape, but some tape is hard to get off in the end so you can also use some of that Command adhesive solution that they use for frames, should not damage the speakers. Alternatively I personally just used Blu Tack.
I'll let you in on a little secret. Saved many a pretty thing in my house which is filled with cats:
It won't save everything, but it helps a lot.
They are a bit more expensive, but ErgoTech makes some amazingly solid mounts. great cable management, adjustable in just about every way, and can be free standing. This one seems to fit your bill for about $180 on Amazon:
Mount stand :) http://www.amazon.com/Ergotech-Triple-Horizontal-Monitor-100-D16-B03/dp/B001NPEC5A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1370570573&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=triple+monitor+stand
I use 3 ASUS VN247H-P displays with an Ergo tech triple monitor stand shown here. I love my setup.
So... I would recommend a laptop that you can dock and can do some virtualization.
You can upgrade the memory to 16Gb and then get a port relicator for multimonitor setup.
I recommend this one because it has 2 DVI ports, vga, hdmi, dsub, 5 usb (2 back, 3 side), and basically everything you need in a port replicator.
Those particular laptops come with a 256GB SSD (Samsung, Seagate, or some other vendor, just depends but I've found most use Samsung and Seagate).
You can get 16GB kit would should be plenty for most virtualization and the 2.7GHz has hyper threading as well.
Wireless is I think the Intel 7620-AC Dual band but there is an additonal slot for a secondary card. (I think there is actually 3 slots total but only enough wires for 2 cards).
Network is 10/100/1000
You're going to be hard to find a better laptop with all that for cheaper. Brand new these things run around 1200 - 1500 depending.
Now the only thing that really bugs me when buying those is it's going to be a grab bag on whether you get a 9w (extended battery) or not.
If you don't get a 9w battery then I'd recommend picking one up.
The monitors and everything else is up to you but that would be my recommendation for what you're looking for.
Edit: Forgot these are also super easy to take apart. 7 screws on the back and the panel comes off super easy.
Edit 2: Also, because those sell out, make sure if you go on overstock that the processor is the 2.7ghz i7 if you want to do virtualization.
Also here is the specs on the processor that come with it.
Edit 3: Sorry keep forgetting things. Those laptops come with some shitty chinese replacement chargers. They can cause issues with the touch pad while charging. However the port replicator (docking station) should come with a legit Dell charger that will work for the laptop as well since it's universal.
Edit 4: Decided to add my personal recommendations for monitors, monitor stand, mouse, and keyboard. You do your own research though.
Monitor x3: Dell E2414H - 1980, Vesa mount, DVI and VGA
Monitor Stand: 3 Arms I'd go with http://www.amazon.com/Ergotech-Triple-Horizontal-Monitor-100-D16-B03/dp/B001NPEC5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1450473096&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=ergotech+3+monitor
There are a lot of options with monitor stands but I like Ergotech so YMMV
Mouse: Tons of options but for I really enjoy my G602 http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Wireless-Gaming-Mouse-Battery/dp/B00E4MQODC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1450473201&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=logitech+g602
Keyboard: I love blue switches and having a numpad on a TKL is amazing. CoolerMaster has some pretty amazing mechanical keyboards. I recommend this one. http://www.amazon.com/CM-Storm-QuickFire-TK-Mechanical/dp/B00A378L4C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1450473227&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=cm+rapid+fire+tk
Otherwise I currently use a the Quick Fire Rapid with blue http://www.amazon.com/Coolermaster-SGK-4000-GKCL1-US-Storm-QuickFire-Rapid/dp/B0068INSUM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1450473343&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=cm+quick+fire+rapid+blue
I recommend browsing on https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/ or /r/mechanicalkeyboards
Go for it, you will love it!
They are both IPS displays and coincidentally they both use the same 23" LG IPS panel. So... beyond a few case differences (The Eizo lacks tilt, swivel and height adjustment) and some calibration they will both wind up looking exactly the same. Whatever monitor you prefer and who offers the better price will be the ultimate factor. You should be able to score the 23"" Dells for around $230/ea
I debezeled my panels (http://www.wsgf.org/forum/forums/hardware-software-support/hardware-discussions/18530/bezel-less-diy-also-valuable-users) so that they would look a lot nicer than stock. I even recently put them on a Triple monitor stand from Ergotech (http://www.amazon.com/Ergotech-Triple-Horizontal-Monitor-100-D16-B03/dp/B001NPEC5A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1341967480&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=ergotech+triple+monitor+stand) and it looks a lot more clean now.
Feel free to check out my videos too. I even have some Guild Wars 2 footage (http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=nanahara72)
Once you have Eyefinity, you will never go back. Some of the older games require 5-20minutes worth of work but the experience is worth it.
I use this: Ergotech stand with 3xx U2412m's and it works awesome.
I got THIS I saw the $87 tag on it and thought it was too good to be true. If it's holding three $200+monitors I want something sturdy and reliable. How do you like the stand you got? :) Just curious. I might recommend the one you got to save my friends some money.
This one. It's pretty easy to work with. If you want to get it exact you'd need a level and a ruler and take some time. I didn't have the time nor did i care enough to get it absolutly perfect
You must get this. You really can't appreciate a 3 monitor setup until they're all mounted together on one stand. Having them lifted up instead of hugging the table makes a huge difference. Idk why, it just does.
It's an Ergotech Triple Horizontal LCD Monitor Arm Desk Stand
Sorry for poor quality, not much of a photographer.
Littmann Cardiology III
Streamlight ProTac EMS
Rite in the Rain notebook
Zebra F-701 with Fisher refill
Casio G-Shock GW-6900
I agree. For a long time I used these and I really like their slender shape. They have the same innards as the one posted by dbzpsycho1 above.
I recently switched to the all metal one that he posted. I bought two of them on Amazon and I refill them as needed. Even though they're slightly thicker they are indestructible which is great!
Fuck yeah that's been my pen of choice since college. F-301's, G-301s (gel), F-401 (w. rubber grip), and my personal favorite, the F-701 all stainless. I always liked having a stick of metal in the hand, and the 701 goes all the way. It's a bit heavy for long writing sessions, but it signs names with authority.
Get yourself one of these https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-Combination-Portable-5400D/dp/B0002YP1VC/ref=br_lf_m_zjz844ffm6uz6v7_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&amp;s=hi I lock mine on a tow hitch under my car. Cheap price for a tiny piece of mind especially in SF. Haven't had any issues around ob in 2 years I've had it.
I bought this for when I go surfing. I have never had any problems.
when I had a regular key, I just brought it with me.
when I got a electronic key/alarm/fob thing, I got one of these:
http://smile.amazon.com/Master-Lock-5400D-Set-Your-Own-Combination/dp/B0002YP1VC/ and lock in on one of my rims.
This isn't too far from the solution provided by what most folks on Emlalock.com use -- which is the Master Lock real estate one... https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-5400D-Set-Your-Own-Combination/dp/B0002YP1VC
In the case of the Emlalock (for self lockers) - they take a picture without looking, and upload that to the site, lock the key in, and spin the dials. Once the allotted time expires, the site shows you the picture of the key.
Get a safe or a lock box. Or do what I do and get both. Then put them in the lock box, then put that in the safe.
Its not guaranteed to stop you but it will slow you down.
These are great especially if you travel.
Plus if you're in your car with it and a cop has suspension they can't get into it with out a warrant.
Edit: sorry for the shitty link. It's the master lock key box, the kind you see out side apartment buildings
You can find some service which will forward your purchase to HK. There are many of them.
Take your car key (or clicker fob) off the ring, lock the doors. Place it in one of these (or similar). Lock it through your car door handle (or roof rack bar, etc.). That's what I do. Problem solved.
try something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-5400D-Set-Your-Own-Combination/dp/B0002YP1VC/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1502985910&amp;sr=8-9&amp;keywords=key+box or https://www.scubastore.com/scuba-diving/surflogic-key-security-lock-standard/594552/p
surfers use these all the time.
A lockbox, similar to this or this. You leave a spare set of keys in there and it's only accessible by the pin code.
> 1) How do I put the lock on? Is it easy? are there instructions? and what if he gets erect while I'm trying to put it on?
The lock itself will be the easiest part, assembling the cage is harder. Typically you assemble the base ring behind the balls, slide the cage on in front of the balls, and there's a pylon you slide the lock through that connects it all. If he gets erect, either wait it out or "discourage" it (ice, pain on it or elsewhere, etc).
> 2) Is it realistic to make him wear it for an entire week at a time if it is his first time?
His first time in chastity, a week may be pushing it. His first time with a keyholder, see if he has had it on before and on his own.
> I'm busy during the week so I can only see him once a week
> 3) Should I keep in contact with him during the week?
> 4) Are there two keys? Should he get to keep one just in case for emergencies?
Lumping all this together. Get Kik, Skype, or just good old text messaging to keep in contact. Since this is at least new to you, I recommend it. Some guys like no contact during lockup, some do, err on contact.
As for an emergency key, those are generally considered a good idea. I'd recommend a realtor lockbox he can keep the key in that you set the code for. Though I have seen more portable solutions like those numbered tags through a Tic Tac container holding the key (can't get to the key without breaking a uniquely numbered seal).
> 5) Okay the big question. What happens when I let him out? Should I make him masturbate in front of me? or give him a handjob? I wouldn't be comfortable going further than this (like the prostate massage etc).
This answer can vary from person to person and is up to the two of you.
Related side note / possible solution:
I always have a key storage box outside of my place. This way, friends or out of town guests can have access to my house when needed or I can let my self in if I get locked out. Plus I can take it with me when I move.
In your situation - if you live together for much longer - you could agree not to give out keys, but the code to the box when needed. Then change the code as needed to prevent access to those who should not have it.
I use one of these on my car that has a "dumb" key:
and one of these on my car that has a smart key with keyless entry:
Okay, so I used an Expedition for a while doing some research in the sticks of Nicaragua and I tried a number writing implements (all with limited success, they all smudged a bit). If you use a pencil, I think it is best to use lead that is quite hard, since that won't smudge as much. Those also happen to be good for EDC, since they tend to have better point retention. A Staedtler Wopex is a good option, if you don't mind the weird, rubbery feel. But basically any pencil will work (including mechanical pencils) as long as the lead is fairly hard. Like /u/lightinthedark suggested, you can use a bullet point to make it more carry-able. I also use pencil caps, which are great as long as they're metal.
If you do want to use a pen, I had good luck with a ballpoint. Any basic ballpoint works pretty darn good; I used the FN one for a while (which is a Bic Clic). If you go for anything fancy it'll probably smudge, although I also used a space pen for a hot minute. Those don't hold up to being lost in warehouses though.
This changes everything. Anyone got a link to a pocket clip?
Also, if you don't already have one /u/squatch2401 , you can just buy a Space Pen that has a clip with it.
Knife: definitely something more beefy than the Leek (while it is a beautiful knife you may want something more rugged I like the Ontario rat 2 or the fixed blade Rat 3 I also like this gerber "survival knife"
Light: that's a great light good pick
Multitool: This gerber is my favorite, they've taken me through two deployments overseas and still run like a champ
Pen: Space pen for sure
I gotcha on this one! I just went through the exact same thing. I had been using a Pilot G2 .38 and loving it. Wanted it to be portable and metal.
You'll have to switch to frixion. Doesn't write quite as nicely as the G2 but it's close. Plus frixion is erasable.
Pilot FriXion Ball Slim Retractable Erasable Gel Ink Pens,Extra Fine Point, - 0.38 mm - Black/Blue/Red Ink- Value Set of 3 https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00G2TH1PK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_d8OTCbJWZZZXJ
Get a Fisher bullet and toss the childishly thick cartridge. And then put in the cartridge from the frixion.
Fisher Space Pen Bullet Space Pen with Clip - Matte Black, Gift Boxed (400BCL) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0002ZQB4M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_H9OTCbCJ782R4
You'll need to add something to the end of the Fisher pen to ensure the cartridge is pushed out....I used a wooden dowel.
Hope that helps! Let me know if you have questions.
-2004 Jeep TJ Rubicon key with a SAK Classic SD on a carabiner clipped to my beltloop
-New Addition Thrunite TN12 (2016) Warm clipped on my front left pocket
-New Addition Fisher Bullet Space Pen with clip thrown in or clipped to my front right pocket
-New Addition Benchmade Minigrip black and combo edge blade clipped to my front right pocket (rotates with Spyderco)
-New Addition Spyderco SS Delica 4 with combo edge this is clipped in my right front pocket (roatates with Benchmade)
-Yeti Rambler 18oz. SS this is almost always nearby with ice cold water in it
-New Addition Magpul iPhone 7 Case my jet black iPhone 7 is always in my front left pocket, cannot reccommend this case enough
-Field Notes Black Ice this is in my back right pocket
-Matte Green Zippo Lighter I don't smoke but I know people that do and it's always handy to have a lighter, when carried it's thrown in my front right pocket
-Old Geoffrey Beene Wallet sorry it's the closest thing I came across. This lives in my back right pocket
I wasn't aware that they made a plastic space pen! This is the one I have
Do yourself a favor and trade that pen for the only sturdy option I ever found worth tumbling in my pocket for years.
This one has a clip http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0002ZQB4M/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?qid=1453768583&amp;sr=8-2&amp;pi=SX200_QL40&amp;keywords=fisher+space+bullet&amp;dpPl=1&amp;dpID=21uUsAE3F5L&amp;ref=plSrch
A small nation of meaningful objects...
thanks, I actually have [this] (http://www.amazon.com/XTracPads-Ripper-XXL-Desktop-Gaming/dp/B000HTDBWI/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1395527207&amp;sr=8-25&amp;keywords=mouse+mat) one, but what I like about OP's that there is no branding on it unlike the two we have.
Buy a big one and cut it into whatever shape you want, and keep backup mousepads for when you spill shit.
That's a XTracPads Ripper XXL. A few people have complained that theirs have started separating on the edges. I've had mine for a few months now and haven't had any problems, but I've heard that the ones from here are stitched on the edges if that worries you.
Great mouse mat, 36" x 18" x 1/8" for 20$ http://www.amazon.com/XTracPads-Ripper-XXL-Desktop-Gaming/dp/B000HTDBWI (Cloth BTW)
My old mouse mad my dad gave me a couple years ago when I needed one: http://www.amazon.com/Dacasso-Leather-Mouse-Rustic-Brown/dp/B001F4KKQY/ref=sr_1_1?s=home-garden&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1420640271&amp;sr=1-1&amp;keywords=leather+mouse+pad
I know.... It's leather and tiny...
My new mouse pad (XTRAC Ripper XXL): http://www.amazon.com/XTracPads-Ripper-XXL-Desktop-Gaming/dp/B000HTDBWI
Holy shit it's amazing. Couldn't be happier. Went from 1.4 sens/1200 DPI to 1.4 sens/800 DPI and might lower it again soon. I'm using my entire arm and don't have to do a power flick to do a 180 (even though I was quite good at this).
If you have a small mouse pad, you don't know what you're missing.
$20 Not bad, might buy one for myself. http://www.amazon.com/XTracPads-Ripper-XXL-Desktop-Gaming/dp/B000HTDBWI
That works. I prefer this for easier cleaning. I cut to size and use on ALL my keyboard trays. When dirty I just shake out the crumbs and wipe with a sponge:
I use this one, slightly bigger then the corsair one
https://www.amazon.com/XTracPads-Ripper-XXL-Desktop-Gaming/dp/B000HTDBWI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1505332294&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=xtrac+pad+ripper+xxl I use this. :b
It's pretty awesome. I've had it for probably 6 years now. It's the XtracPads Ripper XXL http://www.amazon.com/XTracPads-Ripper-XXL-Desktop-Gaming/dp/B000HTDBWI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1420355845&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=xtrac+ripper+xxl
I love my RipperXXL. Some people might not like the size of it, but it's not expensive and so far has served me wonderfully.
They have smaller ones also.
I dont know about OPs but I have this one, which was the largest and cheapest that I could find. It doesn't have the huge logo on it, its just simple and perfect!
Are you looking for something like this? http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000HTDBWI/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?keywords=Xtracpads%20Ripper%20XXL&amp;qid=1350612345&amp;ref_=sr_1_1&amp;s=electronics&amp;sr=1-1
This could be what you're looking for. It's 36" by 18"
When I was in grade school the teachers used to hang decorations in their classrooms with this tacky blue putty stuff
Not sure on the strength with figures
I use blue tack a lot of the time. It's reusable and holds fairly strong. I've been able to hang a marvel select spider man upside down with it.
Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty 2-Ounce (1087306) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F57ZPW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_54PGDb3VXYEN1
grab some $3 fun tac off amazon. works great.
Damn we’ll at least you fixed it. Next time just use blu-tack Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty 2-Ounce (1087306) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F57ZPW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_YGk.Bb5CQJ4DF
It’s like really stiff putty that doesn’t come
I’ve owned my AirPods for almost 2 months and never had to clean them. I just clean my ears a lot more now and I don’t workout with mine. All of my wired EarPods would get clogged but I would just buy new ones. AirPods are too expensive too do that though so I just make sure my ears are clean.
Also you might want to get a case or a skin if you’re worried about ink or stains. I almost had the same thing happen in my work bag but I noticed the pen cap beforehand.
Yep, use locktite [Puddy](Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty 2-Ounce (1087306) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001F57ZPW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_VmDvCbEK0X4A2) for earbuds works like a charm.
I use Loctite Fun Tak to hold the models onto whatever I'm using as a base. I also use it to suspend my brushes *brush down to dry on the side of my desk. Stuff is awesome and a little goes a long way.
Loctite Fun-Tak Mounting Putty Has worked perfectly for me.
Pick up some some blu-tack.
yeah I used some kind of putty
I used this instead because its easier to shape than masking tape, and it can be reused a few times.
The only problem I'm having with these is it takes more effort to remove than masking tape
On the VR lens lab adapters... I'm using poster putty to keep them in place. Works great for me and cheaper than printing a new adapter and getting new lenses.
FWIW, I really wish the Rift had been made more friendly to glasses - either with an optional "facial interface" or some mounting posts attached to the lens assembly. I don't blame VR Lens lab - there's just nothing in there to attach anything or corners for a friction fit.
Cheapo solution that I actually use more than my helping hands is just a glob or two of blue tack Just stick whatever you're working on to the putty.
you are only supposed to use one per speaker so maybe your looking at the wrong holes, if they are too close together?
also, that mount is only meant for specific speakers, the majority of bookshelf speakers have no mounting holes and are meant to just sit atop the stands.
some people use fun tak to secure the speakers:
I use a little ball of blue tack-type stuff. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001F57ZPW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
It holds the mini well and comes off clean. And it's reusable as long as you don't somehow get the stuff dirty. I got the idea from a Learn to Paint Kit that suggested using bottle caps or pill bottles to keep your hands off the mini.
hm, i bought this iirc
It's got like 4 strips of blutak in it and i think i used 1 per magnetized cube
You can use Blue Tack adhesive like these and put a small amount in the peg hole of the weapon to increase adhesion (I believe your MG ARF Kai has trouble holding the huge tactical arms sword?)
Per the Gundam manga series, the ideal enemy suit is the Amatsu Mina. Although I am currently having some problems finding this 1/100 NG from back in the day... Otherwise, the Blue Frame D is a fantastic choice as an antagonist suit.
Blu tack. It's like blue putty. You make 4 or 5 similarly sized balls, and put them under the speaker.
Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive 75g https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FGLX72/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_jmIHAb5CSBAKP
I'm thinking you didn't have anything like Blu-Tack on hand? Not that I've had a rubber (pencil, or otherwise) stuck in my ear before, but if I did that would be one of the first extractions methods I'd try using.
This is the stuff you want for masking with putty. I've tried other kinds and had problems with them leaving an oily residue, but never had that problem with Blu-Tack.
How did you airbrush the Vallejo chipping medium? I have some of that stuff and hate it hate it hate it. Like you said, it doesn't brush well. I've tried thinning it with all sorts of stuff and spraying it, or spraying it neat, high pressure, low pressure...whatever. Never found the right combination and just can't get a good even coat with it.
So after a quick google it turns out Blue Tac is an Australian only thing lol.
' Just ask at a store for that clay stuff you tack memos and pictures up with and they should know what ya mean.'
Also known as: Plasti-Tac, Fun - Tac or Clay Strips
I have 2 (three if you count our collective "work tank") and they do rattle. Worse with the lid on it. I think it's the lid that's the worst part. But i wouldn't say it's a significant amount. I sleep with my head 4 feet from my bedroom tank.
After a few weeks, a little gunk builds up and and that can really help quiet down the lid.
Try something like a few balls of blu-tack. It could really help silence a loud rattle. If it's still noisy, even without the lid, maybe try pulling out the little grey impeller guard and re-seating the impeller. But if it's just the lid rattling, you can quiet that down.
I suggest some putty and use it to grab and pull wax, dirt and grime OUT of the AirPods instead of "jamming" it down in there.
This is personally what I use. Blu-Tack Reusable Adhesive 75g https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001FGLX72/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Cn05yb3WHNPCM.
Great for cleaning out the screen filter and the tight spot just underneath, between the pod and the stem, as well as the inside lid and pod nest of the airpod case.
Was searching for info on the firmware for the mouse and came across this thread/comment:
I've been using blu-tack (http://www.amazon.com/Blu-Tack-060968-Reusable-Adhesive-75g/dp/B001FGLX72) to clean the grips and it works beautifully. I just spread out a layer of the tack and press down real hard and then peel it off and it's as good as brand new.
I got here late, but one of the handiest accessories that I've picked up for board gaming recently is some blu tack.
If you've never used it, it's basically a removable sticky putty which doesn't leave a residue or stick so strongly that items will be damaged. It's great for temporarily sticking things down. You can use it for sticking down folded boards so they lay flat. You can also use it for sticking down small boards which are light or slightly warped and move or spin easily. You can also stick cards to boards, if it's something that will stay there the whole game and interaction with the card (taking pieces on & off) will cause it to move around.
Blu-tack in a few places on the bottom of the base will stick it to a desk nicely, and shouldn't leave any permanent marks on the desk or the stick.
It's literally called [blue-tack] (https://smile.amazon.com/Blu-Tack-060968-Reusable-Adhesive-75g/dp/B001FGLX72/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1492113034&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=bluetack)
The straps are a great idea. I also heard that Blu Tack works well for that, might give that a try. Apparently this accessories4less site is pretty well known, 2nd mention in this thread. I'll give it a shot. Thanks!
Paracord + bungee is the best. You want to find a bungee that has some weight to it (or you can just tape some additional weights, maybe some of those useless G502 weights) and a good solid base. I use a Zowie Camade, and it's actually the best bungee I've used although pretty overpriced for what it is. The Roccat Apuri is also nice, but it has USB hub functionality that lots of people won't need and won't be able to justify the price.
Worse bungee I ever used was the Razer one. No stability, no weight, just kept flopping around and sliding.
Some people just take some Blu-Tack and stick the cable to the monitor bezel. Basically has the same result.
I haven't used those so can't say. They do look 'fiddly' to me.
Vibrapod cones were recommended here. $8 each...
Some folks swear by a ball of blue tack instead of something ready made. I haven't used these things but they come up repeatedly in my reading.
I haven't had to use it yet, but I hear people post this product for removing debris from AirPods. https://www.amazon.com/Blu-Tack-S050Q-Reusable-Adhesive-75g/dp/B001FGLX72
A clean toothbrush as well
You could place Blue-Tack, which is an adhesive and acoustically inert putty, between the speaker and the stand.
Bring posters, while they may not want holes in the walls from pins you can put things up with Blu-Tack
A link to blue tack? Any will do. Idk what county you're in, but in Australia you can just get it at any supermarket or general convenience store....
Found one anyway
For the mounting of the Elac B6, which I have a set, I am using these stands:
and then used blu-tack for adhesive for the speakers, and the speaker stand was knocked over by my mother's dogs which the speaker successfully stayed on the stand.
Ergotech makes some great stands I think would work for you. They aren't clamp style so they take up a bit more space, but you only have 1 base on your desk instead of multiple.
They have a regular 2 monitor stand here:
They also have a triple monitor stand that I would probably recommend above it. You can still only mount 2 monitors if you want. Just move the mounts further towards the joint on the wings to accommodate your monitor size. The real reason I recommend it though is the base is completely flat, so even though it takes up some desk space, that space is still relatively usable because it is just a flat piece of sheet metal.
Check out my recent battlestations post here - http://imgur.com/a/Xm7IM#0
This is the http://www.amazon.com/Ergotech-Triple-Horizontal-Monitor-100-D16-B03/dp/B001NPEC5A/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1410050846&amp;sr=8-1-spell&amp;keywords=erogotech+triple+monitor
Was looking at this arm
Reviews of it have been great and it looks like it suits be pretty well. However, wondering if there's anything just as good, but cheaper. I'm new to mounts, so I'm not sure if $200 is steep or not. There seem to be a lot more expensive ones, but also some cheaper ones.
I wanted to go with one of those, but I currently have a glass desk and didn't think those would mix well. If you ever look for a tri stand, there are basically two that can handle 3 24"s: a reasonably priced one, and a really expensive one. I got the former and have been very happy with it.
i am in the market for the same thing. based on this review i am looking at the Ergotech Triple and its $180
This one seems pretty reliable. I don't know however, as I've only stuck with one monitor, but from the reviews it seems pretty good.
If you're considering spending $200 on a monitor stand, I will recommend this: http://www.amazon.com/Ergotech-Triple-Horizontal-Monitor-100-D16-B03/dp/B001NPEC5A/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1404837802&amp;sr=8-4&amp;keywords=triple+monitor+stand
The company I work for purchased 4 of these for our new computers and they are sturdy. Linustechtips just did a review for the "wing arm" varient. He does also mention a DIY or community made solution but I have not looked into this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-raKOW9LUc
It says 24 here on Amazon -
Ergotech Triple Horizontal LCD Monitor Arm Desk Stand (100-D16-B03) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001NPEC5A/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_16H7BbMSMM9ZJ
VESA mounts are just referring to the type of standardized mount on the back of monitors. How a manufacturer decides to use that mount leads to products like clamping monitor arms or multiple monitor stands or simply just stand replacements.
I can't seem to find any mounts with a weighted stand to use for a monitor arm.
Here's an example of how a clamp might work on a desk. There shouldn't be any damage to the desk.
Ergotech has some nice offerings.
Amazon link for non-telescoping version
Amazon link for telescoping version
You have a link? I'd like to replace mine and I can't find "Ergolynx" ?
e: Ergotech maybe?
Performs great, had to make my own base though because the stock one was too big. Yes stable
You could also mount multiple monitors on a single stand, like this, or get a mount that uses a clamp, like this. Those are just the first examples I found, there's a ton of other options on amazon, or newegg, or wherever.
So this thing is pretty freaking good. It does have important drawbacks tho. 1) it is VERY stable (they offer it for a 24in monitor and 27 in monitor version) 2) THe base is quite large, so if you dont have the desk realestate, consider other options. 3) I have 3 24in monitors that hang off to the very edge so one way or another, I reccomend getting the 27 in version (if you have the space). Here it is: https://www.amazon.com/Ergotech-Triple-Horizontal-Monitor-100-D16-B03/dp/B001NPEC5A
How about this?
I really appreciate it, I'm going to go with something close to your build. So I talked with him today, and he said "Can we find a thinner monitor? I’d be willing to sacrifice some size for that, or increase price.?" I'm going to set him up with a three monitor stand like this one, (have to do some research on it first.)
I don't think he appreciates the IPS, although I know he'd prefer it. The one he uses now is 1600x900 Acer 20-Inch LCD,, which I probably wouldn't use in the new build. (Others in the office would love another monitor.)
Not sure you'll get that, but good luck.
That stand is way overpriced, the ergotron is only 200 on amazon. Or just get 3 seperate stands from monoprice.
I figure 500 is more realistic.
You'll get another 40-50% from the third card. The 2Gb will be a minor setback, but as I can see you aren't too fond of the idea of moving up to 7970s. $500 isn't enough to move up in monitor quality (Three catleaps would set you back $990) and two 670s wouldn't handle 7680x1440 anyway so sticking with the 5760x1080 setup you have is all you can do at the moment. You could alternatively spend that $360 on a nice monitor mount instead of a third card. Something like this would do the trick.
It's a great stand.. http://www.amazon.com/Ergotech-Triple-Horizontal-Monitor-100-D16-B03/dp/B001NPEC5A
All monitors have to run at the same resolution, so you would have to run the center monitor at 1080p when playing in surround. If it's a different size than the other two, it will be difficult to arrange them so the edges line up smoothly. You'd have to have the side monitors significantly closer/further away than the center to make things transition smoothly from the center to the sides. It may not bother you, but even having my side monitors slightly off broke the whole "window" effect for me. I bought this stand, and it's been decent enough. The base is a bit cheap, you have to get a bit rough with the arms to get them perfectly symmetrical, but it works great once it's set up. If I had it to do over again, I might have gone with something like this, then used a separate arm for the top monitor.
Desk: IKEA Linnmon/Oddvald. Pretty solid desk for the price, although leg room is a bit lacking, probably upgrading soon.
Chair: DXRacer Formula Series, really helped my posture and got rid of my back pain. Plus I'm a huge gear-head so it's very much my style.
Keyboard: Das Keyboard Professional w/ Brown Switches. This keyboard is fantastic, it's a treat to use every day, feels buttery smooth to type on and build quality is superb. I also have a CM Quickfire Ultimate that I use at work, also browns.
Mouse: Zowie EC2-A. Replaced my old Logitech G400 when it started intermittently cutting out, I think I like this mouse even more.
Mousepad: SteelSeries QcK+ for all that low DPI goodness.
Headset: Kingston HyperX Cloud II. I love this headset, it's super comfortable and has good directional sound.
Speakers: Cyber Acoustics CA-3602 FFP. I use my headset mainly but these are good enough for when I need them.
Monitors: BenQ XL2411Z flanked by two ASUS VS247H-P mounted on an Ergotech Triple Monitor Stand. Finally got the monitor stand this year after using two boxes to hold up my side monitors for far too long. However, the BenQ is probably my favorite purchase out of all of these, would've bought three if it served any real benefit to me.
Random Peripherals: uxcell extended power switch. I keep my computer under my desk so this is handy so I don't have to crouch under my desk to turn on my computer.
Inateck PCI-E to USB 3.0 5-Port PCI Express Card. My motherboard came with a fairly low number of USB ports so this allows me to plug in my printer and external hard drive, etc.
I have one of these and would recommend it, if there is a way to remove the monitor mounting from the desk. Obviously there is a massive footprint on the desk, however there are other options available as I am sure you are aware. But that would be my two cents, again best of luck. :)
Ergotech Triple Horizontal LCD Monitor Arm Desk Stand
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001NPEC5A/ref=oh_details_o05_s01_i00 Bought it about a year ago, ill be buying an expansion kit when i can afford another monitor.
I've been using this one:
[Ergotech Triple Horizontal LCD Monitor Arm Desk Stand (100-D16-B03)]
Very solid, frees up a heap of desk space. Have not had any complaints. Check out the Amazon reviews for more info.
How about a Zebra F701 and add a Fisher Space Pen refill. The pen body is well built and pretty cheap and the refill is literally good enough to write in space. For something more classy you can get a Parker Jotter which also fits the space pen refill but has a pretty good refill itself.
Most tactical pens won't pass the TSA test, i.e. "does it look like a weapon". Have you considered pens that aren't intended to be "tactical" but are still sturdy, such as the Zebra F-701? (Or the M-701 mechanical pencil.)
Zebra F-701 without a doubt.
Now that I am on shift I took a look at mine, Zebra F-701
My backup pen is a Parker Jotter, not quite as durable but it did write all of my notes through college like a champ.
The best is the [Zebra 701] (http://www.amazon.com/Zebra-F-701-Stainless-Ballpoint-Retractable/dp/B002L6RB80/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1410206849&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=zebra+701), stainless steel case.
It's a fine point, writes smooth, and has a nice weight to it. It also has refillable ink reserves so you won't have to buy another one, just refills.
Edit: If you like to [flip/spin] (http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/100838/pen-spinning-o.gif) pens to keep your hand busy when not writing, it's balanced well for that too.
Panther Vision Hat
Cheap sunglasses from Zenni Optical
Gerber EAB Lite
Snap-On "Magic" Pliers
Kangertech EVOD E-Cig w/ upgraded battery
I'm planning on buying a TIHK for a friend thats going into vice. I think its always smart to have on you regardless if you are plain clothes or uniformed. Also a good pen like Zebra 402 or 701 is always a smart choice. They are nice enough to use but affordable enough to lose. Good hinged cuffs for off duty use and a low profile carrier is nice too. I don't know the laws and polices for officers in Queensland though.
I myself use a zebra F-701. The outside is pure stainless steal and has a decent weight to it. http://www.amazon.com/Zebra-F-701-Stainless-Ballpoint-Retractable/dp/B002L6RB80
Okay here are some suggestions
While they are not tactical opinels are really nice and are near $10 and come in lots of sizes.
Also with all the stuff you want to carry, It might be wise to invest in a maxpediton micro pocket organizer which is about $15
If you got any questions just ask.
Zebra F-701 all the way, can function as rudimentary strike device for self defense too. Stainless steel is easy to clean as well.
That's a fine choice. I love F-301s, but now that I have my F-701, that's all I use. Yeah, its a little more expensive, but the barrel is thicker and the grip is better. Even though the two pens come with the same ink cartridge, the F-701 writes better because it feels better in my hand.
The SJP Power Tank refills fit in a Zebra F-701 pen with no modification.
Jetpens sells both SJP and SNP Power Tank refills. You want the metal SJP refills for this. The plastic SNP refills are quite a bit bigger.
there are some pens made to accommodate common gel pen refills like the uniball and g2 refill.
I think there are some in the same price range as the jotter, maybe the zebra? but maybe not.
They are thin stainless steel.
But there are other much more impressive and expensive ones too. The tactile turn is pretty awesome, 7 times the price of the jotter though.
I would look for an all metal click pen like the jotter, in the same price range as the jotter, that is compatible with the g2 refills.
I really like cheap but functional. It will write just as well as a $70 tactile turn.
here's a zebra for $8, there are different models but I don't know what refills they take, the zebra gel refills are excellent anyway.
I prefer the Zebra F701. Almost completely stainless steel and will fit Fisher space pen refills in which write nicely.
My pen of choice: Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel Ballpoint Retractable Pen
Ooooh. Your bro might like some nice writing stuff. Since he likes science/math, these pencils have a legit cult following (google them!) and until recently were no longer available. If you get them you might also consider getting him a sharpener. I always carry one of these small Moleskine notebooks around with squared paper. These Zebra F-301s are my favorite pen, and they make a fancier version too.
single for 7.5$
3 pack for 19$ - share with friends
pen pencil set for 15$, good for school
I use 3:
I also have a fisher space pen. It's cool, but I find it is kind of small and easy to lose, so I just keep it at home and only use it at my desk.
My pen of choice in the plant is <$5
Zebra F-701 Ballpoint Stainless Steel Retractable Pen, Fine Point, 0.7mm, Black Ink, 1-Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002L6RB80/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_6scPAbW1V8NH8
In case you didn't want to make every pen in your career
Zebra F-701 Stainless Steel Ballpoint, here is a Link
How much are you looking to spend on a pen?
I do not personally own one, but I have heard a lot of good things about the Zebra F-701 as an EDC pen. Also it's like $5.
I carry a Fellhoelter TiBolt (because titanium) and I absolutely love it, but it was quite an investment and at the moment they're hard to obtain. It takes any parker-compatible refill and it will literally last a lifetime.
Prior to my purchase of the TiBolt, I carried a Karas Kustoms Render K in the Pilot G2 cartridge variation, which happens to be my favorite pen cartridge. The build quality is pretty damn good, but my only gripe is that the threaded cap doesn't attach to the back of the pen very well when you're writing with it. I imagine that the other Karas Kustoms pens are put together with the same build quality.
I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the most classic of Zebra pens, the F-301. You really can't go wrong with them. There is a 1.6mm bold refill if you want to go super bold. I prefer it because it feels much more smooth, but it last a lot less, unfortunately.
If you like it, you can upgrade to the F-701, which has a much more durable and heavy metal body.
The zebra surari with emulsion ink is a good choice too, check a review.
Bic pens are not bad, but I find them too thin and hate when the plastic cracks. The cap/clip is almost useless for me.
The papermate 100 RT looks more saturated to me (and writes more smoothly) than bics and is really inexpensive.
As others are mentioning, gel versus ballpoint is a place to start. I'm a fan of the Signo 207 gel pens as well. For ballpoint, I carry a Zebra 701 + a Fisher Space refill with me pretty much everywhere
If you have $5 to spare, you could just get another...
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The pen looks like a Zerbra F-701 except black powder coated and way more expensive
Found it, it's Grifiti?
Get a wrist pad and mouse pad:
Grafiti Wrist Pad
Steel Series Mouse Pad
Check out the rests from Grifiti. They come in various lengthus and help get your hand in better position. I have a few and sometimes I even stack two to get my wrists super elevated.
Do you already have a wrist rest? If not I recommend one of these, I use them at both work and home. It's also currently on Massdrop.
I know this one is recommended around here. An alternative would be a wooden one such as this filco one. I have seen some options pop up on massdrop (such as this one) as well if that is a buying option for you.
A wrist rest keeps me comfortable when I'm using the computer for extended periods of time.
I also use these headphone holders, they are cheap and mount with doublesided tape, and they'll hold just about any headphones you can find.
Another thing that many people don't think about, but can make a massive difference, is monitor placement. VESA Arm mounts are great for having monitors placed where you want them, while also letting you shift them around when you need to.
I'm not going to say a wrist rest will solve all of your problems, but I have a Ducky Zero and it does sit a bit high. I got this wrist pad and it all feels a lot better. Granted, I don't have the Shine 3, but I have used it and with this pad it feels great. It may or may not solve your problems, but give it a shot as well as inverting the spacebar. I've never had that problem, I guess I hit the spacebar different than you, but we all type differently.
Well, personally I'd recommend to not use a wrist rest at all. But~~ if I were to use one, I'd go with something like this:
Now, I'm not sure about the strafe, but my original K70 wrist rest fits on my K70 LUX. It's a little looser than the one that came with the K70 LUX, but it still works. Maybe see if you can find the replacement wrist rest from somewhere that's easy to return it to. Try it, see if it works, return if it doesn't. Not sure how I can help other than this, but good luck!
There are mousepads that are designed for your keyboard and mouse so that both go on top. Then for wrist rests you can buy those seperate like from grifiti
Grifit pads all the way. I own the one linked and 2 of the one here.
The one linked above it much stiffer and higher up than the Grifiti pads. The Grifiti pads are cheaper and are a much better pad. Only downside is that they aren't stitched like the one above.
I would go with the Grifiti one if you're looking for a pad.
and probably a ducky keyboard.
If you're open to a soft wrist pad as an alternative (well, it's not squishy-soft, it's actually quite firm), check out the Grifiti ones on Amazon. They've got a few different sizes. I love mine
I highly suggest this wrist pad as an alternative to the more rigid rest included with that KB.
I would say that yes, Blacks are better for gaming than either Blues or Clears. They are completely linear, with no bump or click, so it's easier to rapidly double tap/mash keys.
You can try this, I personally use a towel as a makeshift wrist rest.
Do you have a wristrest ? i got this one and it ROCKS its the PERFECT height and thick and wide an dthe length is within a couple mm of being Exact > https://www.amazon.com/Grifiti-Standard-Keyboards-Mechanical-Materials/dp/B004D8PYE2/ref=sr_1_4?s=office-products&amp;srs=3030034011&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1503021659&amp;sr=1-4
MAKE SURE you get a desk pad also > i got the pecham one like OP
Hmm that was an interesting study to read. I'm not sure if it makes any difference, but it seems like that study was focused mainly on the ergonomics of using mice. I know some mouse pads themselves come with wrist rests, typically made out of that silicon material. However, i'm just talking about keyboard wrist rests.
It would have been interesting to see this study being done on subjects using a keyboard, both with and without a wrist rest (i'm sure there is such a study, somewhere..not going to bother with trying to dig one up at this moment). A keyboard requires much more work from one's hands so I could assume that a wrist rest would help alleviate someone who maybe works for long hours at a time at a keyboard that doesn't already provide some sort of angled wrist support.
From personal experience-- I've had a co-worker who is an avid PC gamer and always uses his K65 compact mechanical keyboard which comes equipped with a rubberized (or some sort of softer plastic) slope for support.
At our job, we need to be using a computer at all times. The keyboards provided to us there have absolutely no support for the wrist. He began to complain of feeling strain on his wrists, and bought himself one of these, and hasn't complained since.
So it's a bit tough to say, but I feel like there's a lot of factors. For some people it could work and for others, maybe not.
Just bought their normal sized on one Amazon. It's on sale. $15.50
Think he meant Griffiti fat wrist pads, and I can confirm, they're great.
Griffiti Fat wrist pads on Amazon
I bought it and the mouse wrist pad separately.
Don't worry about the anti-Razer circlejerk.
In general, people misuse wrist rests. You shouldn't constantly set your wrists on the pad; instead, use it every now and then to give them a rest. Ideally, you should be "floating" over the keyboard. I'm typing this post at a standing desk, and I have my keyboard positioned such that my wrists hang over empty space.
This random article I found has more information.
If you decide you still want a wrist rest, Grifiti makes popular ones. No need for cheap-looking bonded leather.
These ones are good
Don't forget the well-reviewed pens made just for her.
This is one of my favourite WTF - I mean who needs 55 gallons!
Also I love the shear ridiculousness of this steering wheel table
And one of the other stupid thing is pens specifically for her read the comments for all of these - they are funny!
As far a gift - surprise me if I win :)
Read one of the 1,600 customer reviews. Enjoy
Maybe they're using this pen for sketching
At least you can get nice pens.
I think the questions and answers, plus the reviews, for this pen will be very helpful to you in sorting this out.
The Amazon reviews for these are hilarious too...
For those that missed it, (only recently discovered this myself, but had a great laugh from it). http://www.amazon.com/BIC-Cristal-1-0mm-Black-MSLP16-Blk/dp/B004F9QBE6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1417968102&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=bic+for+her#customerReviews
To be fair, BIC did make women's pens. It didn't go well.
The artist says they are Bic Cristal Lots of colors available.
Here's the link to the original Amazon page for the pens...
Reminds me of BIC pens "for her". Read the reviews for lols.
Also, if you’re a girl, make sure you use only pens designed for you. .
Funny Amazon Reviews
I like the one for Bic pens for her:
Bic will forever be the company that made a "for Her" line of pens: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004F9QBE6/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8
BIC Cristal for Her Pens <- Question section is pure gold.
What's next, pens for women???!!
...oh yeah https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B004F9QBE6/ref=cm_cr_arp_mb_bdcrb_top?ie=UTF8 (click for the pens, stay for the reviews)
I don't doubt that she got that it was a gag gift.
Perhaps it would've been more amusing had he gotten something like this: http://www.amazon.com/BIC-Cristal-1-0mm-Black-MSLP16-Blk/product-reviews/B004F9QBE6/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt/181-8028149-3024744?ie=UTF8&amp;showViewpoints=1
Something like this?
Uni Mechanical Pencil, Kuru Toga Roulette Model 0.5mm, Gun Metallic (M510171P.43) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004OHNTVC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_CYUgAb0F28VAW
FYI it's under $8 on amazon. I'm not sure if you think the quality is different but I really liked the one I had. I lost it, so now this bad boy is on my Christmas list.
Depending on his style, Star wars themed cufflinks... I have a few and are great conversation starters. Bought in etsy.
Also, mechanical pencils. Spend some money on a good quality one from Rötring (like this) or a Kuru Toga (look those up, they're awesome and SUPER geeky) or both.
Top it off with a fancy notepad (squared or ruled paper, we're not artsy types) like this and he'll remember you fondly every day.
Do not buy electronics or gadgets. He'll likely have what he wants and likes.
Thank you so much!!!
I've realized that I made a mistake- this whole time what I was actually talking about is apparently called the [Kurutoga Roulette Model] (https://www.amazon.com/Uni-Mechanical-Kurutoga-Roulette-M510171P-43/dp/B004OHNTVC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1485889062&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=Kurutoga). I've read a couple comments and apparently they aren't too different in performance though. I think I'm going to order all the stuff you linked, except with a rOtring 500 over the Kurutoga and maybe a different pack of Ain Stein leads to try out HB (Although now that I've read up a little on lead, I feel like 2B and 3B are perfect for me so I might not even bother with HB)
Thanks again! :D Mind if I ask what you're studying or working on that causes you to record a lot of formulas and notes on designs? MechE or something similar? I'm currently in my second year of Computer Science so not too much writing over here but I still want a nice pencil to use :)
I'm an idiot. You do have the colours of ink I was looking for. Although the bottles are bigger than the ones I wanted. Would it be possible to get a picture of the 15ml bottles, and their pricing, you can see them on the right hand side of the ink picture, if their pricing is fairly decent, then I would probably prefer to buy it off them :P Along with that, I saw the store stocks the kuru toga pencil. Would they happen to have the metallic version of it linked below, there is a preference for black, but silver is also fine; Linked below.
if you could do that, that would be absolutely amazing, and sorry about all the questions :(
Do you have one of the nicer Kuru Togas with quite a bit of metal, or is it one of the cheaper ones that's almost entirely plastic?
I rotate my rOtring 600 as I write to keep an even tip.
I've got both the Uni Kurutoga Roulette and the Pentel Graph Gear 1000. Both are great buys, but I prefer the 1000 because the Kurutoga has a little bit of bounce to it when you press it down. Couple either of them with diamond infused led and you wont have to worry about breaking while writing.
Ci sono diverse scuole di pensiero e molto dipende dalla persona. C'è chi preferisce la scorrevolezza delle stilografiche, chi si accontenta delle penne a sfera tipo bic, chi va sulle punte a sfera con inchiostro gel.
Io personalmente preferisco prendere appunti con la matita, usando una micromina da 0.5 in un porta micromine della Kurutoga che ruota la punta ogni volta che si stacca la punta dal foglio (https://www.amazon.it/Matita-portamine-Kurutoga-modello-roulette/dp/B004OHNTVC/ref=sr_1_6).
Recentemente mi hanno fatto provare delle penne gel cancellabili Pilot Kleer che scorrono molto bene e si cancellano senza lasciare traccia e di cui si è innamorata mia moglie (https://www.amazon.it/gp/product/B009VWKMCO/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00)
Quando uso la penna, sono devoto totalmente alle Pilot G-Tec-C4 che a molti non piacciono perchè grattano un po' il foglio ma che io adoro per la punta ultrafine. In più hanno lo svantaggio di costare uno sproposito (https://www.amazon.it/Pilot-G-Tec-C4-inchiostro-confezione-colore/dp/B008LUQX9S/ref=sr_1_1)
My bad; I use the Kuru Toga roulette (https://www.amazon.com/Mechanical-Pencil-Roulette-Metallic-M510171P-43/dp/B004OHNTVC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1520541008&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=kuru+toga)
Kuru Togas are the shit! I use this one sadly they dont sell these metal ones in the US and you have to get them imported from Japan but they feel really nice and the Gunmetal Gray color looks super nice.
What makes this better than my current pencil?
I personally use Clairefontaine with a Uni-ball Kuru Toga. I'm not normally a fan of 0.5mm led (prefer 0.7) but these two have been a perfect combination for me for both work and school. If you're looking for full size notebooks, I recommend anything that is Dotted/Grid.
I really like the Kuru Toga Roulette
I have a movable stand from Ergotron
Ergotron LX Desk Mount
Its awesome, very sturdy, and allows me to swing that monitor around without much trouble.
This amazon basics appears very similar, is cheaper and has great reviews: AmazonBasics Single Monitor Display Mounting Arm
I also have one of these for a monitor I dont need to move about:
Mount-It! MI-751 Single LCD Monitor Desk Mount
Cheap, sturdy, I have no complaints and would buy another if and when I end up with a 3rd monitor.
I found this "ultimate" one which guarantees no dead/stuck pixels. It's $15 more then then "pixel perfect" one.
If I'm going to get one I think it'll be that one. How hard are they to overclock?
edit: will probably get this stand as I hear the stand that comes with it is cheap as hell.
You can give this a try. Someone on this subreddit posted his/her setup and he/she is using the stands I linked. Here's a link to the album of the setup with the stands.
Sure! It's actually a dual monitor stand, of which I removed the second arm:
Here's the single monitor version, apparently produced by a different company, but it looks JUST like mine with only one arm:
Definitely these - they make a large difference:
Monitor mounts - frees up a bunch of desk space and lets you tilt/rotate/move closer etc
Large mouse mat - much better than having to line up your keyboard or be restricted to a small pad
Microphone boom arm - cheap and gets the mic up off the desk freeing up space. Pair this with a pop filter and it even looks ok
Then obviously the main peripherals like audio, kb/m, monitors, desk, chair, etc
Been using this with my LG 34um95c without problems. Pretty plain and utilitarian though.
If your monitor has standard VESA monitor mount screw holes in the back you will have a whole universe of alternate stands to pick from.
What is a VESA mount?
Got it here
I bought two of these:
They hold 24" monitors just fine. Make sure your mounting option to the desk itself is sturdy too.
I have these. They are excellent quality, and incredibly sturdy. The pictures don't do it justice. When you see it in person you'll understand how heavy-duty they are. I used these to hold two 27" monitors up and it was excellent. Great value for money.
I think it might be this one
I ran a triple set up for quite a while with three Asus pb278q, unless times have changed finding stands for 27" monitors is difficult as most seem to hold up to a max of ~24". I ended up using two articulating arms, one which held two monitors and another which held one. It worked extremely well actually, anytime I wanted to move a monitor it could be easily moved into place. They were similar to this http://www.amazon.ca/Mount-It-Articulating-Computer-Monitors-MI-751/dp/B0052ATODM
Oh and make sure to not use hdmi to one monitor, I ended up with constant brown outs and the only reason I could figure out why is because the audio signal going to one monitor caused it to crash.
http://www.wsgf.org will soon become your favourite place, they have a program which makes many games work well with tri screen setups. Fixes UI etc
Thanks for comment!
I am using an el cheapo Mount It single arm. Its barely holding it, but it gets the job done.
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Maybe it was [this one?](http://www.Mount-It.com/! Dual LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand Heavy Duty Fully Adjustable Arms Fits 2 / Two Screens up to 27", VESA 75 and 100 (MI-752) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052AWGLE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_EY9Vzb22HQTSF) I can't tell if you're using a dual arm mount like that one, or two single mounts, like [this.](http://www.Mount-It.com/! Monitor Arm Single LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand Fully Adjustable Fits 20 21 23 24 27 30 32 Screens Height Adjustable Tilt Swivel Rotate, Clamp Base (MI-751) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052ATODM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_D49Vzb29STD0B)
Do let me know if you can, I'm looking to do this exact same setup with an ultrawide center and regular monitor in portrait beside it. Thanks!
I own two of these and use one with my LG 34UM67. It works pretty well.
I'm using two:
the 2x landscape mounted monitors: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LPVM1ZE/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
The single vertically mounted monitor: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052ATODM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Not really. I do love my challenge though, it's comfortable and space saving. I've rigged up a pair of monitor stands attached to a board with my hotas mounted on (excuse the mess of wire): http://imgur.com/a/ybFOP
The steering wheel mount is detachable, and I'm going to eventually rig something to mount my keyboard and maybe a drink holder when it's in 'hotas mode'. The monitor stands were ~$25 when I picked them up, these specifically: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052ATODM
This is a really comfortable and adjustable setup, and lets me use the pedals for rudders or driving around on planets.
I'm gonna triple mount 3 Asus VG248QE monitors (24" screen, each 22.5"wide), and I'm unsure about what mounts I should use. I was eyeing this triple monitor mount, but I don't know if it will perfectly fit my monitors or allow me to curve them inward enough. This is a big deal for me since I want to have three monitors and my tower (9" wide) on my desk (72"), and curving the outer two monitors will make everything fit with ease. That being said, I was also thinking about getting 3 of these single monitor mounts which seem to be cheaper. The only cons I can think of with this is that initial set up will be a drag and the cable management will be less appealing. I assume this method would allow for more freedom with a single monitor, so I'll be able to save more space on my desk and rotate monitors with ease. I'm sorta leaning towards the latter option, but I could really use a second opinion- Should I get the 3x mount or 3 1x mounts? Is there a recommended alternative anyone can vouch for that won't kill my wallet?
So is this one a bad idea? says it holds up to 21lbs monitors, but I feel like it's really up to experience not just what it says.
Here's a more reasonably priced one, used multiple with no issues
I didn't want to spend a lot of money in it so I got this one at 47$ from Amazon.
This is what I've been using. I have a 27" and a 24" monitor right now.
I bought this last year and I absolutely love it.
Using it with a 21.5" 16:10 and a 27" 16:9.
One of the main features I love is the ability to easily feed cables through the center pole for a cleaner look (might have to get longer cables though depending). Has plastic covers for all the joints. Only thing I wish it had was easier vertical movement but it's not even close to a deal breaker. It's my first and only multi-monitor mount so I don't really have anything else to compare to, unfortunately.
Y'all need vesa mounts. They free up a ton of space on your desk, provide the best view adjustments, and really aren't that much money or work.
i believe its this one
Mount-It! Dual LCD Monitor Desk Mount Stand Heavy Duty Fully Adjustable Arms Fits 2 / Two Screens up to 27", VESA 75 and 100 (MI-752) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052AWGLE/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_n-8gzbYY0YPQD
You should get a dual-monitor arm mount. It will give you so much extra space on your desk to do activities.
I'm using a really old, shitty desk purchased from Walmart like ~10 years ago and have 0 problems with stability. I was worried for a little while that it was going to just tip one day or even just break the desk but it's been going strong for about ~1.5 years now.
Here's the mount I'm using...
I have a 27" QNIX and a 22" Asus mounted to it and it's been nothing short of perfect. The arms can be titled and move horizontally but the height isn't very adjustable, at least not easily. You basically set it to the height based on pre-drilled holes on the vertical standing arm (the part that mounts to the desk) and just stick a screw in to hold it there. If you want to adjust height you'll have to remove the screw and likely take the monitors off before sliding it up/down. If you want something that's easily adjustable in height, you'll be spending more in the ~75-100$ range as opposed to ~40$ for a less-dynamic model.
It sounds like you may just have a single monitor though... If you have no plans to add another then I'd just get something like the Amazon Basics for 99$ or the Mount-It! for 39$.
The Amazon model gives you pretty much the maximum adjust-ability but it's a bit pricey (not really, other mounts are just cheap). The single arm Mount-It! I linked is a little more adjustable on-the-fly than my personal mount I posted earlier but costs about the same as the dual-mount.
Also, I use a sit-to-stand desk at work and love it. I get pain in my lower back from my terrible posture and generally can't sit still too long without getting up to walk around a bit. Being able to stand and work whenever really helped limit my back pain and I love being able to move about. The downside is that they're pretty damn expensive... For a reference, we have Ergotrons where I work.
If I had to guess I'd say it was this model specifically. That whole 'desk' mounts on your actual computer desk and can be raised/lowered and adjusted in all sorts of positions.
edit and now that you've got me looking into all of this again, I'm thinking of upgrading to something more adjustable like the Amazon Basics mount but a dual-monitor version. IMO just skip the cheaper model and get something more dynamic like the Amazon mount.
Would you be cool with 80 for the monitor and 30 for the stand?
It's a discontinued model from Ikea called the Effektiv, but it's very similar to the Galant series (which was recently renamed to Bekant apparently).
There is also an extension, so it comes out pretty far: http://i.imgur.com/oBCWfKx.jpg
Also, both the middle and right monitors are mounted with this mount.
Here's my input along with links to products.
Those should be standard VESA mounts, you can use something like this to use as one stand between both monitors.
> Brateck 2 Arm Desk Mounted Monitor Arm
The closest I could find for the UK is this one:
This one would be equivalent in the US:
It was just some dual arm mount I picked up off amazon for about $30. It's basically this one.
Unfoturnately, my two monitors are different and have different VESA sizing, so the downside to that stand is I cant change their heights individually to line them up.
Here's an identical mount from Amazon:
Mount-It MI-752 Dual Arm Adjustable Desktop Monitor Mount , VESA 75 for 22-27 Inch LCD Flat Screen Monitors https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0052AWGLE/ref=cm_sw_r_other_awd_Se2Kwb9RP4YA6
That's the one that was recommended by lots of people. It works great and was cheap. It's easy to angle the monitors however your want, a little adjustment of the nuts to change resistance and you're set. I have two qunix 27" mounted.
There are stands like these that you can clamp onto the edge of your table.
If you scroll down there should be an area for customer images, one of them has the block I mention. That is what got to think twice about this.
Ikea sells poles that can be friction fit to the ceiling. Find a monitor mount you can MacGyver to it and you're all set. The older poles (Stolmen) they used to sell were cylindrical and a basic monitor mount from Amazon fit it nearly perfectly. All that was required was to insert the plastic inserts that came with the anchors that were used to attach shelving and such.. I think the new ikea poles ones are square shaped... You could always buy a stripper pole to make it work or find an old Ikea Stolman pole on craigslist.
You can also use two poles for much larger screens. Even the new system would work with this method.
I have a 5 inch desk :*(
I recently bought this one and the c-clamp was about a half inch too small.
they are both the same monitor (LG 24MP88HV-S), https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B0052AWGLE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
Picked it up from amazon. its perfect https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052AWGLE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1
I just bought this monitor mount that supports 27" monitors. Its being shipped and I should get it next week. However, my monitors are only 25" so I think I'll have some more freedom than you would, but I think it should still work.
The VESA-to-VESA mount distance is 35". A 27" monitor generally is about 23.6" wide. Assuming your monitors are the same model (and therefore have the VESA mount in the same location), the closest distance you could get them would be the width of said monitor (about 23.6" as a guestimate).
With a 35" spacing and all of the joints on 180° swivels, this mount should be totally fine for you to get the 20° angle you want for your monitors.
Of course! Those are BenQ RL2755HM mounted on this awesome dual arm stand
In retrospect I wish I had settled for 25" monitors with higher refresh rates and gsync. They would be more flexible in that setup and 27"x2 is just overkill.
It's been great so far.
thanks ! and thank god to the chair.... xD i am not a huge fan of the chair i had during orientation -.- wasn't the most comfortable.
thank you for the input on the desks, i have been trying to figure out if i can use something like this
on a desk...or if i have to go with one that is sitting on top of the desk.
thanks again :)
I was mistaken. It’s called Mount It! and this is the one I have. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0052AWGLE/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o08_s01?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1&amp;th=1&amp;utm_source=share&amp;utm_medium=ios_app
Love it, is it this and this?
Staples. They're usually the cheapest there, since they're sold in packs of two. They're also on Amazon, though, but Staples is definitely the better deal.
EDIT: Woah, they discontinued that deal on Staples. They bumped it up to a 4-pack, which is annoying. Here is the 4-pack on Staples, and here is Amazon's listing. Staples is still cheaper, but it's dumb they don't come in packs of 2 anymore.
It's for 4 of them, I have a lot of pops 😳 I've gotten the solo versions for as low as $15.56, but currently they're around $25. Maybe keep an eye on it with camelcamelcamel? Good luck!! 😄👍 Azar 326043 12-Inch W by 8.5-Inch D Three-Tier Acrylic Step Display https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0083R3DHO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_AULJzbZCQWT5Q
Thanks! You have a nice display yourself.
I got the steps from amazon.
Here's a 4-pack listing.
My collection is pretty modest in size, but I still think one Detolf would not be enough to display each figure nicely. I like admiring the work on all my figures hence the generous amount of space for each shelf. That and Black Heart is huge so she demands a shelf for herself.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083R3DHO/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&amp;psc=1 is the three-tier riser for the most of my nendos. It does get pretty tight with the stand's arm, but its been working pretty well for me.
These work really well with the Detolf glass display:
Azar 12-Inch W by 8.5-Inch D Three-Tier Acrylic Step Display
A little pricey, but they fit the shelves perfectly.