Dollarama Tech Finds: Silver Crest Desk Organizer

Finding the ultimate desk organizer can be challenging, but wait a minute – Dollarama sells these handy gadgets for only $4 and there’s lots of compartments! 

This thing is sweet. I’ve already fallen in love with it.

What the back of the box says: 

3 USB ports, smartphone/tablet holder fits most standard devices and features an access point for a charging cable 

Various compartment sizes for office supplies 

Multi functional and compact

Includes USB-A to USB-3.0 cable (approx. 1m) 

Thoughts upon opening the box: The plastic feels weird, but it looks great and it’s definitely solid. Seems to be durable, convenient and it’s absolutely thrilling for someone like me who likes to try and keep everything in its place. I started liking it more and more once I knew two of my devices charged properly.

Other stores sell these products, but they don’t look anything like this one and they are way more expensive. This is crazy! My desk sometimes looks like a dungeon, so this setup should organize everyone’s problems.

This product is very well priced for the quality and durability that it offers. It’s especially cheap for students, entrepeneurs, people working from home and the tidy ones that like a clean work station. 

The two black plastic pieces are probably for the size of your smartphone chargers, but since there are no instructions, I can’t be sure.  When installing, you want to pull the cord up from the bottom and wrap it where the opening is, then press down and insert. 

I ended up using my iPhone charger in the smartphone spot rather then trying to charge it with USB out.

I have successfully charged my FitBit and book light so far, but I don’t know about an iPad or laptop. I think smaller devices would work best. This does make the product misleading because on the box it shows that you can charge your laptop and tablet, but these options do not work for me. Storing your iPad at the back seems like a better idea to me. I’ve added a sticky pad, some pens, paper clips and so much more in these handy compartments.

If you are looking for a small desk organizer, this might be the one for you!

Hyperloop: Transportation of the Future?

A New Way Of Transportation. Like An Airplane Without Wings But Faster. Saving Time – Flying With Speed!

Imagine traveling in a high speed pod at 1000 km/h. What!?

If you’re from Alberta, Canada, you could be among the first to be able to travel at ultra high speeds in a Hyperloop between Calgary and Edmonton with Transpod, a Toronto-based company. 

If it works out, it’s a big step to expanding this country. The service would transport passengers as well as cargo. I hope it works out for the best because I would love to see this structure and watch it in action. It’s three times faster than a high-speed train, and it will be unaffected by weather because it travels along a protected guideway. While the Alberta government hasn’t committed any funding yet, they are in the research stages to determine if it is viable. 

It’s amazing to see ideas like this. I like this idea, it makes sense. We are in the times of technology where this type of stuff can be figured out. Elon Musk has been promoting the Hyperloop technology for a while now, and he’s a visionary whose SpaceX company made it into orbit, so I’m interested to find out where this goes.

We’re living in the future that those before us could only dream about, and that’s exciting. I can’t wait to see what happens!

Why You Should Choose Wireless Charging For Your PS4 Controllers

It’s mid 2020 already, let’s just forget about the cables on this one – if you haven’t considered getting a wireless charger for your PlayStation 4 controller, here are some reasons why you should get one. It’s a safe, fast and easy experience for all gamers.

Wireless chargers are so much better than the standard micro USB cord. Wireless charging gives you a better charging experience right from the start. This charger eliminates cords. Do you hate having to bend down to grab the cord, or do your cords get tangled amongst other cords? Not to mention you have to carefully insert the USB micro charger into the controller the proper way or over time you will put wear and tear on the controller.

Forget it! Wireless charger = No more of that.

Here’s my reasons why this charger is a must for your gaming needs:

  1. Easy to install. It’s less work – just place it in the docking station, and the wireless charger does the rest for you. Once the charger is placed in its new home, it stays there and you no longer have to worry about bending down to grab the cord. Just forget about having to deal with those annoying cords completely! All you have to do is put it on the base and away you go. A clean setup. If you prefer not bending down to charge your controller, you should place the base up higher rather than lower.
  2. Dual charging. Most of these designs seem to charge two controllers at the same time. This is a really nice experience again, without extra cords getting in your way. It’s always handy to have two controllers charged, especially if you’re planning a long gaming session. Nobody wants to stop half way through a game to charge your controller. Another useful feature is that since the charger can be plugged into the wall with an AC adapter, you don’t have to have your console turned on to charge them.
  3. Copper technology. Most of these chargers are upgraded with copper technology rather than aluminum. Copper gives you an overall better performance as it is less resistant than aluminum. This type of technology is better for electronics.
  4. LED Charge indicator lights. Located on the front of the charger, the lights clearly tell you the charging status at a glance without having to touch the controller to find out. The LED lights are bright, but not too bright – just enough brightness to glow in the dark.
  5. Prevents damage. These chargers work very well and don’t use the top of the controller to charge; instead, it uses the Ext. port that’s on the bottom of the controller. This is something. When you charge the controller with the USB in the top port of the controller, it can wear down over time. With this wireless base you won’t have to use the cord anymore – this solves all the weird charging issues with USB micro, such as having to wiggle the cord around to get it going. These problems can be forgotten when using the dock. It also has push mechanism so you don’t have to worry about yanking the controller off the base or falling off the base.
  6. Intelligent protection chips. Charging will stop at 100 % and that’s it. If the controller is left on the base to charge for too long, it will never damage your controller, keeping it protected and safe to give the battery a longer lifetime. No more overcharging. Most of these chargers have overheat, over-currant, over-voltage and short circuit protection. This is amazing, especially for such a small price. What nice features to have – full protection and saves you money in the long run.
  7. Aesthetically pleasing. It’s nice to look at – looks amazing, awesome and it’s super stylish. I can display my controllers while charging at the same time and it looks real good. Like a little alien head or something.
  8. Sturdy. It’s durable and solid but yet small and lightweight. There are rubber feet on the bottom which prevents the base from sliding around and falling, which means less damage. It’s very well built.
  9. Price. It’s so cheap, and well worth the money. You will be suprised by the price for what you get.

Most of these wireless chargers are compatiable with PS4, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro.

This is the one I got off Amazon:

PS4 Controller Charger, OIVO Dualshock 4 Controller USB Charging Station Dock with LED Light Indicators, Playstation 4 Charging Station for Sony Playstation4 / PS4 / PS4 Slim / PS4 Pro Controller

Finally a device that does the job like it should!

I would give this a 9/10. I haven’t had one complaint about this charger and I’ve been using it for about five months now. It’s worth every cent. Everything I listed above, this charger has accomplished it all. I’ve forgotten it on the base for a day and it’s still working as it should.

Ovio says they have 5 year support, so they must know their product is a good one and that should help make your decision about buying it worry-free. In the long run it will pay for itself.

This charger makes your gaming experience more fun and carefree since it’s such a breeze to use right out of the box.

This wireless charger is amazing for many reasons. If you’re able to – go get yourself one!

Make It A Blockbuster Night — Through Airbnb!

Bring back the ’90s! For three nights in September, the last remaining Blockbuster video store in the world is offering an exclusive rental through Airbnb to residents of the surrounding county — the opportunity to stay the night and enjoy a retro slumber party with friends.

So are you up for that true ‘90s themed stay? Located in Bend, Oregon, this unique rental will offer a bed, bean bag chair, couch, TV and that old school VCR as well as some snacks. To top off the nostalgia, the cost is only $4, one cent more than the price of renting a new release!

Here’s the best part: your party of four will be the only ones renting the store for the night. Your basic amenities will include wi-fi, air conditioning, heating, essentials, breakfast and free parking. 

4 guests · Studio · 1 bed · Half-bath

If you live in Deschutes County, Oregon, this means you can make plans for a sleepover with a Blockbuster feel. Talk about nostalgic. This is a really cool way to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the store and remind us how awesome the ‘90s were. Blockbuster will be alive again! Who knew? Although I’d prefer to look around at the nostalgia and maybe watch a movie rather than spend the whole night there, this is still a really neat concept and pretty cute.

To be honest, though, I’m not so sure about this idea during the COVID-19 pandemic, but to maintain safety protocols all members of the party must come from the same household, the store will be cleaned and sanitized with disinfectant wipes, and sanitizer and masks will be ready for the guests. Starting August 17, you can request to book your one-night stay! This will take place on September 18-20, but I wonder if they will do it again if it proves to be successful. Maybe the last Blockbuster can start a new Airbnb trend!

To think they could’ve bought Netflix.

Be kind, rewind, and don’t forget to bring your ’90s fashion for a true Blockbuster night! I don’t know how this is going to turn out, but good luck and have fun to anyone that wants to make their dreams come true — a good old-fashioned slumber party at Blockbuster ❤

Blockbuster just checking in. After one hour they saw enough. Same here, Blockbuster, after five minutes I’ve had enough too 🙂

May the Force Be With Alexa

Alexa is far from perfect, but if you’re into accessories and you’re a Star Wars/Mandalorian fan, you can now add some Baby Yoda ears to ensure that the Force will always be with her.

If you have the 3rd Gen Amazon Echo Dot, you are in for an adorable view. I mean, this looks pretty cute, doesn’t it?

Starting on August 20, 2020, you can add this practical and collectible piece from Otterbox to your Amazon family. Baby Yoda ears are not just for decoration — with a brand like Otterbox, you know you will be getting more than just that.

They are a trustworthy brand, so you don’t have to worry this product won’t hold up. This piece comes with a solid non-slip stand/base that looks like it will fully protect your device, especially if it falls on the floor. They claim it’s made for easy interactive functions, so some thought was put into it. It’s been built with audio in mind and that is very important when buying expensive things like this for these devices.

If only we could mess around with the voices in the Echo to make it sound like Yoda, that would be a lot of added fun! 

That’s it. That’s this post. Truly adorable Baby Yoda ears are!