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Nerdy Life of Mine

Just mild-mannered blogger & podcaster! Fighting a never-ending battle for fandoms & sharing all my misadventures in life.

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July 2016

It’s The Wars Man!!

star-wars-book-challenge_silver.pngSo while doing this new Challenge, I’m finding a new love for Star Wars that I had forgotten about. With only 16 more novels to go in the Star Trek Book Challenge I really looking forward Star Wars! I must say it’s a little hard reading and writing about two different SciFi (or SYFY) worlds. While being VARY careful not to mix the two together hahaha. Right now I’m reading the novelization of The Empire Strikes Back and I loving it. This was always my vary movie and the book adds so much to the backstory so far.

wp-1469993839442.jpgwp-1469993839440.jpgPlus I like this set up a lot more than the Trek Challenge. With Trek I’m posting twice a week and that gets to be a bit much. But Damn it I’m doing it hahaha! Reading and taking my time with Star Wars is a lot more enjoyable. Only post once or twice a month to server as a countdown to the new movie, as I posted before when moving forward with this Challenge. So far in the Challenge we have:

https://nerdylifeofmine.com/2016/05/01/star-wars-dark-force-rising-star-wars-the-thrawn-trilogy-2/

https://nerdylifeofmine.com/2016/06/15/star-wars-book-challenge-1-winner-lose-all-star-wars-legends/

https://nerdylifeofmine.com/2016/06/25/star-wars-book-challenge-1-5-han-solo-at-stars-end-star-wars-the-han-solo-adventures-1/

https://nerdylifeofmine.com/2016/07/15/star-wars-book-challenge-2-shadows-of-the-empire-star-wars-universe/

https://nerdylifeofmine.com/2016/07/25/star-wars-book-challenge-2-5-prophets-of-the-dark-side-star-wars-jedi-prince-6/

Can’t wait to find more Star Wars novels to read!! I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do 🙂

PokĂ©mon GO Legendary Devices SCAM!

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PGOScamSo earlier today a friend of mine told me about this PokĂ©mon GO event for “Legendary Devices”. Like:

Legendary Incense

The special fragrant scent of this Incense will lure wild Pokémon near you with a chance of luring a legendary.

5 more stardust!

Legendary Lure Module

Apply this module to a PokéStop and a wild legendary Pokémon might appear!

5 more stardust!

Master Poké Ball

This Master Poké Ball is guaranteed to catch a Pokémon of any type or combat power.

5 more stardust!

PGOScam2Here is what you have to do:

Pokémon GO is launching a new exciting event for you, trainers! A breakthrough in capturing technology has happened and now it is possible to lure a legendary Pokémon closer to you with the help of new inventions.

Legendary stardust is needed to unlock these units – to collect your it, share the news with fellow trainers! You will gain stardust for each unique friend who clicks your link. Only one of the devices may be unlocked by the same trainer, team up and choose wisely! Once unlocked, we will ask you for your trainer name to deliver the goods.

PGO3When did PokĂ©mon become “units”? Also ” – to collect your it” what? So once you collect all 10 points this little gem will pop up (picture to the left was taken, thanks to my friend). The site will hit you with a surveys before you can get anything. The site basically makes money off of every completed survey, and we get nothing out of it… Nothing… So stay away from “https://pokemonpromo.com/“! From what I’ve been told, if PokĂ©mon does do an event, it’ll announce it on it’s main page (http://www.pokemongo.com/en-us/) I figured I’d let anyone & everyone know that plays the game, to stay way from this scam and keep a watchful eye for other “events” like this.

Be safe and mindful of your area!! Happy hunting!! Go Team VALOR!!

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Review: 33W USB-C Car Charger By Cheotech

wp-1469989504684.jpgWhat is there is say about this haha. It’s a car charger…. It has a USB and a Apple port. It works really well and turns off when you turn your car off as well. Which is rather nice and less worrisome. I’m able to connect the Aluminum 4 port USB 3.0 HUB By Cheotech to it as well and add more USB power to all over the car. Well build and long lasting.

Fast Charging Technology
•With Latest fast charging Tech: USB C 5V/3A Max &Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Port(5V 2.4A/ 9V 2A/ 12V 1.5A) in One Car Charger to power up all your 5~12V supported devices at full speed.

Reversible Design
•Special reversible ports enable you to insert it in either way easily, frees yourself from figuring out which side is correct when in darkness.

Professional Performance
•CHOETECH USB C car charger sophisticated circuit design with over-heated, over-current, over-charging protection. Built-in automatic protective fuse giving you a guarantee of security.

Reliable Guarantee
•At CHOETECH, we offer 18-month warranty and friendly pre-sale and after sale customer service.

USB Type-C Compatible models:
•One Plus 3
• Samsung Note 7
•Google Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X
•Lumia 950, Lumia 950XL
•Meizu Pro 5
•LeTV One Max, LeTV One Pro

Popular Quick Charge 2.0 Devices:
•Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge / Edge Plus, Note 5 / Note 4 / Edge
•HTC One M9 / M8, HTC Desire Eye, HTC One remix
•Motorola Droid Turbo, Moto X 2014
•Xperia Z3 / Z3 Compact / Z3 Tablet Compact / Z4 Tablet
•LG G4, LG G Flex2, LG V10
•Google Nexus 6 and more

Popular Quick Charge 3.0 Devices:
•LG G5
•HTC 10, HTC One A9
•LeTVLe MAX Pro
•Xiaomi Mi 5

Please Note:
•Quick charge 2.0 or 3.0 is not compatible with some Moto devices such as Moto X pure, Moto X STYLE
•Tablets such as Apple MacBook, Google Chromebook Pixel 2015 require higher voltage and power to charge. This charger can just support 5V/3A(max) for USB Type C devices.

 

Review: Aluminum 4 port USB 3.0 HUB By Cheotech

wp-1469989583837.jpgNot a bad HUB for the most part. It’s build Apple products, but I found ways around that and use it in my car or have a double male USB cored to hook up to you PC or whatever you like. Fact connection speeds and can charge things rather quickly if you are in a pickle.

CHOETECH USB-C to 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub
Works with the latest computers and smart devices with USB-C ports.

Sleek & Slim Design to Meet Your Life Style
Solid aluminum bodywith Ultra Slim design perfectly match to your Apple New
Macbook 12 Inch, Google ChromeBook Pixel

Extra Ports
Turn one USB-C port into four USB 3.0 ports.

Super Fast Data Transferring Speed
Transfer data at speeds of up to 5 Gbps through four ports, 10 times faster than
USB2.0, spending less time syncing.

Compatible Devices:
– 2015 MacBook with 12″ Retina Display (NOT 2015 MacBook Pro)
– 2015 Google Chromebook Pixel
– Lenovo Yoga 900 (13 Inch)
– New Dell XPS 13 9350

81H7AwCZnYL._SL1500_Supported Systems:
– Mac (OS X 10.2 and above)
– Windows (8 / 7 / Vista / XP)
– Linux

Certificate:
CE certified & FCC certified & RoHS compliant

Warranty:
Fan-favorite 18-month warranty and friendly customer service

Please Note:
•Wireless network adapter, receiver, bluetooth adapter that can only work with their motherboard USB HOST may not be compatible with a third-party USB C hub.
•Mac OS may not work with any USB HUB unless latest update applied, please apply the latest update for MAC OS from Apple.

Review: 10400mAh Portable External Battery Power Bank Charger By Choetech

So not that long ago, I got a nice little box full of magic and wonder!! Well computer nerd toys in fact :). This is another box from the lovely people at Cheotech, that gave me some of their products to review.

20160705_185601.jpgI’m braking this box up into three different reviews.. One, because I don’t want to have a really long read and these products have their own pros and cons. I just want to focus on each one and let you guys figure out if you want it or not.

So we will start with Portable External Battery Power Bank Charger! This is the start of the box :). I’m beyond happy with this power bank and also shocked by it’s battery life. I use this power bank almost every day, special when I’m out Pokemon GO hunting with friends and family. Yes I’m a Pokemon GO fan ;)… I am to charge my phone (Note 5) and tablet (TAB A), as well as my friend’s phones and still have lots of power left. I think I got a 3 days of use before I had to recharge the bank. It’s lite and fits in my bag perfectly or pocket and it doesn’t over heat or get hot. Like I’ve said in other reviews that’s rather important to me if a device gets hot or not.

wp-1469988772476.jpgI normally use my Note 5 for everything and we’re out playing a game. My kids use my TAB A and I use my Note. I turn my Note into a WiFi hot spot and run Pokemon GO and that drains the battery some what fast. but I plug in the power bank and I don’t have to worry about it.

Item specifics:
  • Brand Name: CHOETECH
  • Type: Emergency / Portable
  • Supports Solar Energy: No
  • Compatible Brand: For Nearly All Mobile Phones and Tablets
  • Battery Capacity(mAh): 10001-15000
  • Is LED Lamp Illumination: No
  • Voltage: Input: 5V Output: 5V
  • Socket Type: Others
  • Battery Type: Lithium Battery
  • Applicable Object: Universal
  • Input Interface: Apple Interface/Micro USB
  • Output Interface: Double USB
  • Weight: 350g
  • Model Number: B617Q
  • Size: Other
  • Color: Black
  • Rated capacity: 10400mAh
  • Input 1: 5V/2.4A (for Lightning Port)
  • Input 2: 5V/2.4A (Micro USB Port)
  • Output 1: 5V 3A /9V 2A /12V 1.5A
  • Output 2: 5V 1A
  • Item: Quick Charge 3.0 Power Bank
  • Material: Plastic
  • Warranty: 18 Months
  • Portable External Battery Fast Charger: Yes

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Quick Charge 3.0 Compatible models:

LG G5 / HTC One A9

Quick Charge 2.0 Compatible models: 

Galaxy S7,S7 Edge

Galaxy S6,S6 Edge, Note 4/Edge, Nexus 6,

Sony Xperia Z4, Z4 Tablet, Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3

Tablet Compact, Z2 Tablet, Moto Droid Turbo,

Moto X 2014

Note: Quick charge 2.0 or 3.0 is not compatible

with some Moto devices such as Moto X pure,

Moto X STYLE

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Star Trek Book Challenge 74: Ghost-Walker (Star Trek: The Original Series #53)

Trek BookThis book was.. Meh… I mean it was interesting at points, it just fell flat sadly throughout most of it. Ghost-Walker (Star Trek: The Original Series #53) by Barbara Hambly deals with a rape at the beginning of the book and throughout the rest of the book these actions affect the characters.

1398425371Elcidar Beta Three — a tranquil, undisturbed planet strategically located between the Federation and the Klingon Empire. Home to the Midgwins, a race of people who throughout all time have lived in peace with their planet, and themselves. But now, times are changing. Unwilling to embrace any form of technology, the Midgwins have exhausted their world’s natural resources, and stand on the brink of global famine. When Captain Kirk and the “Enterprise” arrive to aid the Midgwins, they find themselves caught up in that race’s struggle for survival…a struggle whose climactic battle pits them against a creature of darkness and shadow — an entity who roams the “Enterprise” corridors as if it owned them — an enemy who will not hesitate to kill to achieve its ultimate goal…

You’d think with that kinda beginning this would be good drama/action novel. Sadly no.. It’s rather light and slows down do too much descriptions. The plot idea is there and it’s a good one, just wasn’t handled to well. In the end it becomes a typical Trek story line with a few funny moments. It’s a good time killer book.

We Know….

So awhile ago I had placed an order for two hats, that were on a flash sale. Skyrim theme hats in fact :). They had embroidered red hand print and below it said “we know”. Skyrim being one of my favorite games of all time and can’t wait for the Xbox One edition to come out. This was a no brainer on buying two.

I was rather surprised at the quality of the hat and the design. I thought it was going to be silk screened on the hat. So yeah haha.

Also the other week I had picked up some more books for the Star Wars Book Challenge.

Plus a Clive Barker novel. Because I love his work and it’s so hard to find anything by him. 

Star Wars Book Challenge 2.5: Prophets of the Dark Side (Star Wars: Jedi Prince #6)

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Written by Paul Davids, Hollace Davids… Prophets of the Dark Side (1993) is the sixth and final book of the Jedi Prince. It is set in the Rebellion era and I wasn’t a fan of this book to much.. Writing seemed off at points and the ending was rushed and left open with many, many questions. Now this novel and series of Star Wars books are aimed more for young adults. I liked it for what it was and happy I read it. Just wasn’t my cup of tea and left me wanting more answers. But if you find yourself a copy I say give it a read.

192796The battle against the evil Empire rages on as heroic men, women, and aliens of the Rebel Alliance continue their struggle to end the era of darkness. But by rescuing an Imperial prisoner, have the Rebels brought disaster upon themselves?While on a perilous quest in the mushroom forests of Arzid, Luke and Ken are captured by Kadann, Supreme Imperial Prophet. Having tempted the young Jedi Prince into revealing the location of the Lost City of the Jedi, the Supreme Prophet plans to steal the ancient knowledge of the Jedi Knights. Now Kadann will rule over a new tyrannical empire, as foretold by the… “Prophets Of The Dark Side”

 

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