Fifine microphone for talks and calls online

With the growing use of video calls every day, the weekly talks and the monthly interviews, it is important you have a good infrastructure for making your presence felt online. For that, you need to be having bright lights, a camera that can produce sharp video, a loudspeaker to hear the other side(s) and a good microphone to capture your voice clearly. I had written earlier on how you can improve the lighting in your room with ring lights and overhead lights, your picture with TVSi 1080p and Logitech 4K…

Mesh Wireless network in my house

Prelude I have been writing here about my home networking experiments for more than a decade. In 2010 I shared the daisy-chaining wireless access points, in 2014 about installing a load-balancer to get failover between the two TELCOs (Airtel & BSNL), and, in 2019 on the two wi-fi routers (TPLINK Archer C50 & Mi Router 3C) I had bought. On the last one, it seems I had erred in my choice, as the routers didn’t have a Gigabit LAN port which I needed. In the recent weeks of 2020, I have been…

Electronic waste and recycle by providers

Earlier I had three TVs in my house connected to Tata Sky DTH, now only one, so I have an HD set-top unused for years, a recorder HD box that is making noise, and one unused dish antenna – when I requested Tata Sky service to take them back, they flatly refused. I told them I was not looking for a buyback or cash, in fact, I volunteered to pay them for it. I feel guilty about throwing a perfectly working box(es) in the garbage and add to electronic waste…

I got myself a gaming keyboard but I am not a gamer

I have written quite a few times here on my love for Microsoft Ergonomic keyboard and mouse. One particular model the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Desktop 7000 I used for over a decade from 2007. Two years back I tried to have an affair with Logitech MK850 Keyboard but I quickly realised my mistake and bought a Microsoft Surface Ergonomic Keyboard, which felt fantastic but was a disappointment due to its poor connectivity with Bluetooth. I am a fast three finger typist, so it annoys me when a keyboard lags behind…

Affordable soundbar speaker

Now with the online classes my son is spending more time than ever on his laptop – to attend school and then to watch Netflix, Amazon & YouTube. I noticed he has been wearing his Sony MDR-10RBT headset for several hours a day. I decided to get him a good speaker system that can connect to his laptop. He was particular he is able to listen clearly to the conversations during video calls and the dialogues in the TV shows he watches. Disclosure: I write reviews about products that I…