Sunday, January 16, 2022

Why your inverter fridge isn't as power-saving as you might think

If you've replaced your refrigerator in the last few years, you probably got recommendations from sellers and friends/relatives alike to get an inverter fridge to save power. With continuous technological advancement in home appliances, it does sound convincing, but is it actually true? Well, in theory it does, but with typical use of fridge, it's no more than a marketing stunt. Now let me explain in details.

Monday, January 10, 2022

[Review] VE Monk Plus earbuds: Surprisingly good for just $5

Early last year, my Samsung Galaxy Note 4 OEM earbuds were showing signs of dying after more than 4 years of daily use (it had sound crackling when listening to just about anything), so I decided that I need something to replace it. At first I was eyeing upon the Sennheiser MX400 II (costs 220k VND) because I've heard of its indestructibility. However, after talking to someone on Discord, I decided to give the VE Monk Plus a shot. I had never used any VE product before, but since the price is so cheap and the guy was saying good things about it, I thought it wouldn't hurt much to give it a try.

You might want to think again if you presume wifi can match wired

Warning: Most of this post is about a moron trying to set up his Internet, so if you don't want to waste your time, just read the tl;dr version.

tl;dr: Use Ethernet unless Wifi is your only choice.