2017

The best mouse for Kodi Android TV boxes is the Logitech M325. No drivers are required, and it is truly plug-and-play.  I have tested the M325 on various Kodi boxes such as the TopYart T95X TV Box Android 6.0, And A95X NEX TV Box running Android 6.0, Minix TV box, and it even works on Sony Android TV such as the XBR X800D or X800E series TVs, no drivers required, plug-and-play.  It is also a great travel-sized mouse for use on laptops, not too small in the hand.

I have tested the Logitech K400 Plus TV keyboard with the Sony Bravia XBR49X800D, and it works flawlessly.  Simply plug the USB dongle into the TV, it is truly plug-and-play, no drivers are required to install. Go into the TV settings and select “physical keyboard” and then the keyboard language, and you are ready to go. All of the buttons map correctly as of the latest firmware updates in November 2017 with Android 7.0.  The keyboard has arrow keys and a touch pad as well, all working.  The shortcut keys along the top of the keyboard are all correctly mapped and work, for such functions as back, home, volume, etc.

If you’re like me you just bought the Logitech K400 Plus or K360 for your smart TV and you’ve gone through everything and there is no USB dongle. You’re just about to return it to the store.  You checked inside the battery compartment, and the dongle is not in there in that slot where it is meant to be stored.  Well I’ve got good news for you. They have hidden it in the box where you would not expect!!

If you leave your laptop plugged in a lot, and you own the MSI GS60 laptop or similar such as the 2PC 2PL 2QE 6QE 6QC MS-16H2 PX60 or 3ICP5/40/99-2 series laptop, chances are the battery will begin to bulge after a couple of years. Unfortunately MSI does not provide software for some models of laptop to prevent the battery from charging past 80%, thus reducing the useful lifespan of the battery. When the battery starts bulging, this is dangerous as there is a chance that it could explode, even if the battery still appears to be working normally.  The bulging battery could also cause further harm to the structure of your laptop if you let it continue to bulge as I have shown in photos here.  You should immediately remove the battery carefully not to damage it during removal, dispose of it safely at your local hazardous goods disposal drop-off location, and replace the battery with another if you like.  MSI no longer sells or ships the original battery (model BTY-M6F), so you must obtain it from 3rd party sellers such as on eBay or Amazon.  I was lucky to find it for cheap here on Amazon, they sell for about $60 if you get a good deal.

If you want to have the highest chances of getting an item at the best deal, you have to be the first person to see the deal.  Problem is, it is lame to sit and constantly search over and over again to hope something comes up. Avoid spending hours and hours checking online sites like ebay, kijiji, craigslist, autotrader, cycletrader or the many other public selling sites. The trick is to use an RSS to Email service.

By default, Paypal wants to do the foreign exchange conversion of your payment for you because Paypal pockets ~2.5% from your purchase, just like most credit cards would anyway. However, if you use a credit card that has no foreign exchange fees, you want to be billed in the currency of the seller when using Paypal on eBay for example.  In Canada the Chase Amazon.ca Visa card has no forex fees and 1% cash back.  In the USA and other countries there are similar cards available. Below are the steps to set up Paypal so that you pay in the seller’s currency on your credit card.

Ship your own motorcycle overseas by plane, don't get scammed by the shipping companies.

In this blog post I will explain the steps required to ship your motorcycle overseas yourself and details about registration and insurance, required paperwork and preparation of the bike.