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Xiaomi 12 Pro Long Term Review

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Anda berbicara Bahasa Indonesia? Baca artikel terjemahannya di sini! For work (and gaming) purposes, I always sport both an Android device and an iPhone. For the iPhone, I rely on its longevity and the “it just works” approach. As for the Android, it’s more for keeping up with the current technologies and doing personal projects. For my current Android phone, I’ve been sporting a Xiaomi 12 Pro for the last few months, the latest flagship from Xiaomi that is available globally. In this article, I want to share my opinion about this so-called “affordable flagship” (though I don’t think it’s still affordable) Xiaomi 12 Pro: Design and Packaging The Xiaomi 12 Pro comes in an all-black box featuring the device itself. Opening the box, and you’ll be greeted with a lot of stuffs: Looking at the 120W charger, you immediately notice that this could be the real deal. It’s very heavy, and as big as my MacBook’s 65W charger (it’s even more impressive, though, delivering double the power with the same size). As for the cable, it’s very thick… which means that sadly, you’ll need specific cables to get that 120W power. As for the phone, you’ll immediately notice that …

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HomePod Mini Review

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Anda berbicara Bahasa Indonesia? Baca artikel terjemahannya di sini! The M1 Mac Mini is a great personal computer from Apple, which is surprisingly affordable for a Mac. But it comes with terrible speakers. They’re so terrible that you won’t believe that Apple made them. That nudged me to look for a speaker, preferably Bluetooth, for accompanying me at work. Why Bluetooth, you ask? Because I have this idea that Apple is synonymous with wireless, and I’m too lazy to cable-manage everything. Then, I stumbled across the HomePod Mini. At the time, I immediately thought, “Hm, might as well get a smart speaker, since I’ve been thinking of buying one too for quite a while”. And, boy am I surprised of what I found out. I’ve been using the HomePod Mini for a bit more than a month (I couldn’t write the review in time), and I think I’m ready to share my thoughts. So, let’s go. HomePod Mini: Design and Packaging As usual, Apple’s packaging prowess never disappoints. This time, the theme is fun. The box is compact, with HomePod writing and a large “MINI” text below it. Opening it, you’ll find the following: The HomePod Mini Quick Start Guide …

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Bardi BT Lost Finder Tag Review

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Anda berbicara Bahasa Indonesia? Baca artikel terjemahannya di sini! Bluetooth trackers have been here for quite a while. However, it began to pique people’s interest when Apple launched their own AirTags. With the promise of privacy and their superior Find My network, AirTags quickly become popular. However, as with all of Apple products, there is one issue: price. AirTags are expensive, and its killer feature, the ultra wideband network, is not available in Indonesia. So, I drew up an experiment and bought a couple of trackers from Bardi, called Bardi BT Lost Finder Tag. I’ve been using them for a couple of weeks, and I’m ready to reach a verdict, whether this product is capable of competing with non-UWB AirTags, at a quarter of its price. Packaging and Design The Bardi BT Lost Finder Tag comes in a small, thin box. Inside, you’ll find three things: Bardi BT Lost Finder Tag Plastic Hook with Keychain Manual Let’s talk about the Finder Tag. It’s actually portable, at just 37mm in diameters and 8mm in depth. It has a circular surface, with a couple of holes in its frame for lanyard, if you don’t fancy using the included hook. Oh, and what’s …