Monthly Archives: December 2019

Dobe P4 Series Multifunctional Cooling Stand TP4-882 Review

Dobe P4 Series Multifunctional Cooling Stand TP4-882

Cooling Stands for PS4. Do you need it?

(Watch video review here)

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Cooling Stands for the PS4 is a device you can definitely live without. But for some, like me, it can be a necessity.

For me the purpose of a stand is to save space. I have a relatively small room and I tend to put all my gadgets on this small table. I’ve lived with the PS4 for about a year now but I only bought this stand today.

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This is the Dobe P4 Series TP4-882. I bought it from Shopee. I was initially skeptical due to it being substantially cheaper than other stores but it has multiple reviews so I decided to pull the trigger. When the package arrived, I was actually surprised not to get a worn out and beaten down box. (Multiple buyers reported crappy boxes) The box has scuffs but I didn’t mind.

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Inside you get the stand, a micro-USB cable and a leaflet. The stand is built with plastic. It feels durable enough but don’t expect anything feeling premium. I immediately noticed that the hole won’t fit the PS4 Pro, so I looked at the leaflet and found that there is a removable portion. This is apparently for PS4 Slim.

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Before I combined it with the PS4, I tested if the fan and the charging cradle works. And they did! The fan is very weak, but hey at least it has one!

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As I combined the PS4 Pro with the stand, I was surprised. There is a satisfying grab between the stand which gives a feeling of a perfect fit! The space saved has enabled me to put my laptop in a correct orientation! Win!

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At Php536, the Dobe P4 Series TP4-882 is a functional cooling stand that gives your Ps4 a little bit of cooling and a whole lot of versatility with your gadget organization! Buy it if you think you can take advantage of the vertical orientation!

TKK 4 Port USB HUB 3.0 Review

TKK 4 Ports USB HUB 3.0

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USB hubs are one of those devices that aren’t flashy but are probably a necessity.
For me, for the longest time, they have been but I never bought one. Until now.
I recently purchased this TKK Black 4 Ports USB HUB 3.0 from Shopee for only Php239 and it is an absolute win of a purchase!

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One use case for this USB Hub is with my Xiaomi Mi Box S. One of the Xiaomi Mi Box S’ biggest flaw is the single USB port at the back. Contrary to probably 90% of people, I hate streaming content. The only instance that I stream is when there is a DOTA 2 Tournament. The purpose of my Mi Box S is to play movies from my Hard Drive, so the single USB is a definite stinker.

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This USB Hub enables me to connect multiple HDDs at once and then some. In addition to HDDs, I am also able to connect a Wireless Touchpad/Keyboard with the Mi Box. Google’s voice recognition has gotten very good especially with my Filipino Accented English but it just can’t beat the accuracy of just typing what you need.

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Use case number 2 is with my laptop. I am using an MSI GL62 6QF, and even though it already has 3 USB ports (2x USB3.0 + 1x USB2.0), my inability to use the built-in keyboard and touchpad effectively subtracts 2 ports for an external mouse and keyboard. This USB Hub gave me extra ports for HDDs and another probable essential, a cooling pad.

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Use case number 3, though this is more of a good to have for me, it works with my OnePlus phones (OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 7). I was able to connect my external mic and 2 HDDs with no issues!

Speed
The best part of this cheap 3.0 USB hub is that the advertised USB3.0 speed actually works! I’ve tested all the ports transferring a 2GB file and all ports were able to give me about 100Mbps of transfer speed!

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There is an input power adapter here but no included cable is included in the package, though I didn’t seem to need it even if I connected 2 HDDs and 1 External mic.

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For Php239, this TKK Black 4 Ports USB HUB 3.0 is a no-brainer purchase. It gives you extra ports that actually has 3.0 speeds.