New purchases thread!


#524

We don’t seem to use it much now… although when smash bros comes out that might change I guess.


#525

Adopted a kitten, picking her up on the 13th once she is 8 weeks old! Biggest “purchase” ever in my life :grimacing:

I think i can update my avatar now to my kitten instead of some internet random :joy:


#526

I’d love one (as would my wife) but need to play with one for a while first to confirm that we’d like the controllers etc.


#527

There’s some good YouTube review videos going into all the controller layout and form factor options for the Switch. They’re very configurable.


#528

Breathed some new life in to my mid 2012 15" MacBook Pro by adding a new 27" (2560 x 1440) monitor to it, should give me another year or two out of it with any luck - which will give me time to save up for a new machine

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#529

I also built a Windows PC a month or so ago, Ryzen 3 2200G. So much fun putting it together. Also re-acquainting myself with Windows 10. Actually really enjoying using it.

Also I just ordered a Ticwatch Express to go with my Pixel 2 XL, more out of curiousity really. Main reason to get it is to use Google Assistant on my wrist.


#530

Pretty awesome CPU’s these I think. Plays Fortnite pretty awesome too.


#531

Where did you adopt her? We’re looking to do the same


#532

Friend’s wife’s boss! I am not sure if she’s got any more kittens available, but I can ask her if you’re interested? I believe only 2 boys were left a couple of weeks ago, mine is a girl.


#533

There was a sale at a local tech company over the weekend so I grabbed a nice 10000mAh external battery, which has he cool feature of having Qi charting built into it! Also picked up the Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbuds and they are AWESOME!


#534

I bought an IS200


#535

Very nice. Altezza?


#536

They’re all the same base car. Altezza RS200, Lexus IS200 and IS300. The difference is that the RS200 uses a highly strung 4cylinder engine that maks 200hp and revs out to 10000rpm.

The IS200 is a 2litre inline 6 like a BMW 320i really and the IS300 is like a BMW 330i. It’s the same thing Ford were doing with their XR6 until they closed up shop last year also but instead of a 4litre its a 2. They sort of have the lines of a mids 90s Mercedes SL but they’re not as much hassle as a Mercedes. They’re more reliable and cheaper on parts.

They’re great, fun cars really. With the 2litre 6 it’s not particularly quick, but they go around corners like they’re glued to the road which is about as much as you can expect in Australia with our archaic speed limits.


#537

My Ford Ranger is going pretty well… only just got to 7500km so far. Guess I need to drive more. Meanwhile found a good spot to take a photo. Will be going back to capture this photo again with a DSLR - as the camera phone not so good in low light - as expected. Hope it turns out good.

Might need to wait for a evening I have spare time and after its been washed again.


#538

Okay take 2 at the photo…


#539

I got sick to death of the hissing in my sugr cube so, despite my initial scepticism, I bought a HomePod today. It’s love at first sight!


#540

I bought a Honda Wave 125 Alpha for when I’m over in Cagayan De Oro, it’s been delivered to the house already (I fly back there next week).


#541

I drive my fiancée’s Wave 110 when I’m in Vietnam. Amazingly great fun, I love it!


#542

I just bought a 4 pack of LIFX Mini Day and Dusk wifi light globes. I already have a couple of coloured globes but I got over colours really quickly and only use the Day and Dusk colours anyway. I like the idea of not needing additional bridge hardware. Just the globes and the app, or Homekit and Siri.

Hopefully they will arrive midweek.


#543

I’d say we both took advantage of a recent discount on their website - I have some arriving this week also.