Archive for June, 2022

Keychron K7 Slim Mechanical Keyboard Review

Thursday, June 30th, 2022

With my tendency to tinker on the Steam Deck I quickly found myself in dire need of a decent typing companion for my dinky gaming handheld. Absurd, I know, but the on-screen keyboard in Steam Deck’s “Desktop Mode” is an unmitigated disaster, and I’d already found myself deep in the weeds of Konsole, hacking on […]

OWC Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter

Monday, June 27th, 2022

When programming I tend to use a glut of reference material alongside multiple communication channels and multiple VSCode windows and a terminal or two for good measure. Suffice to say – screen real estate is extremely important to me and OWC’s Thunderbolt 2 to Dual DisplayPort Adapter makes an otherwise potentially awkward setup possible on […]

Anker PowerExpand 11-in-1 USB Type-C PD Hub Review

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

While I’ve failed to get my hands on Anker’s 13-in-1 USB Type-C dock, the 11-in=1 Hub is a leaner and more portable alternative. It has turned out to be a better companion to my little 11” Star Lite than the chonky desktop dock could ever have been. There are two reasons for this: it fits […]

SFBags / WaterField Designs CitySlicker for Steam Deck Review

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022

WaterField Design have been around for what seems like forever. I first tested a CitySlicker* for the PlayStation Vita more than 10 years ago and I’ve been working with them sporadically since 2010. In the intervening years WaterField have changed very little, refined a few things, and succeeded to stay consistently excellent. * – I […]

Playmobil Kitt Kit

Tuesday, June 14th, 2022

Playmobil had slipped off my radar for many years. I’m not totally sure why. LEGO had followed me from my childhood, doggedly determined to entice me into building ever more elaborate super-cars. But Playmobil? Even with a toddler who, by all estimations, would love the stuff it has played second fiddle to Duplo. But then […]