Unboxing Outlite S1000 Flashlight Review

 

 

For my holiday shopping I had flashlights in the back of my head. Why you ask? Relatives were stuck using an old fashion flashlight that required 6v battery and they were complaining about how the battery was always dead when it was put to use. I came across a 2 pack Outlite S1000 flashlight on Amazon which were on sale for less than a 6V battery replacement. Here’s my review on these flashlights.

TLDR: Yes, buy it. 

Pros
  • Exterior feels sturdy and solid
  • Bright
  • Has 5 modes if you decide to toggle the power button such as high, medium, low, strobe and SOS
  • Battery life is really good. I actually left it on for 5 hours straight and it still had plenty of life left after.
  • Light weight
Cons
  • The housing that holds the battery feels cheap.

Unboxing:

The box the flashlights came in.

When the box is opened up. Taadaa~

Contents of the box. It’s nice that they include AAA Alkaline batteries and additional rubber O-rings.

Flashlight disassembled.

The power on button is on the bottom of the flashlight.

The downside is the battery housing. It feels really flimsy. Kind of feels like they melted plastic forks to create this housing.


This flashlight requires 3 x AAA batteries which is included.

To my surprise it was really bright considering its size and price. You can change the projection by pulling the head out and in. I was able to leave the flashlight on for 5 hours and it still looked like there was plenty of life left. Sadly, I didn’t test it any further because I was tired of the bright flashlight being on at the middle of the night so I turned it off.

 

 

[SOLVED] Dota 2 static, cracking, and broken sound

I decided to reformat my computer and reinstall everything. Usually when I reinstall Steam, it’s an easy process.. When I finally did open up Dota 2, the music and character talk was all static sounding. At first I thought maybe it was the sound driver or video driver.  I tested this out by playing a  random YouTube video and it played fine. Which makes me think this is only isolated to Dota 2. What I’ve tried:

  • Reinstall sound driver. No change.
  • Reinstall my video driver. No change.

What worked to my surprise was the “Verify integrity of game files” feature in steam:

 

Step 1

Right click the Dota 2 in the library and the click properties

Step 2

Click “local files” tab and then click “verify integrity of game files”

Step 3

Wait until it’s done validating.

 

For me, after the files were done validating it says I had 198 instances of files that were invalidated. It re-downloaded those files and when I opened Dota 2 the crackling noise disappeared.

[SOLVED] Internet speed slower on a Mac than Windows

I was helping my friend again with his Mac he complained his internet speed is not as advertised. I went ahead and tested my internet speed via Ethernet and I resulted 250 Mbps from fast.com When testing his Apple iMac Pro I only resulted in 50 Mbps via Ethernet. I was baffled, I went ahead changed/checked the following:

  • Changed the MTU. No improvement
  • Manually set IP. No improvement
  • Changed Ethernet cable to a fancy CAT-7 cable. No improvement
  • Checked to see if there was any malware or viruses. None.
  • Nothing was downloading.
  • Checked if there was any issue with the writing speed on the SSD. Writing speed was good.

The breakthrough was when I decided to ping to google.com on my Windows laptop. What I realized was that I was getting IPv6 from google.com instead of IPv4.

So I decided to go back into the Ethernet settings and enable IPV6 since it was not enabled

Steps to enable IPv6:

  1. Apple menu
  2. System Preferences
  3. Network
  4. Choose your connection type. For me it was Ethernet
  5. Advanced Button
  6. Select the TCP/IP
  7. Change the Configure IPv6 drop-down box from Off to Automatically.

 

After enabling IPV6, I speed test the iMac and to my surprise it was finally getting 200+ Mbps. I decided to turn off IPv4 and use IPv6 alone, but unfortunately that did not work. So I left IPv4 on. Most likely when he configured his network, he accidentally enabled IPv6. At the same time I’m pretty baffled on why IPv4 is slower than IPv6.Almost 4x as slow. Maybe he configured his network wrong and so the IPv4 takes a longer route to respond? Or maybe IPv6 once enabled has a higher priority than IPv4? I decided to leave it as is since he was happy the internet was finally up to its advertised speed. Hopefully, this post becomes helpful for someone with a similar issue.