@shawn is there a way to read the email online or see at least the funny bit. For example right now I would want to see the email but I don’t want to get it every day. How about just a thread of the funny bit at the bottom.
I don’t post on Meh often (might even be my first time) but Fakespot can’t be blindly trusted. They make lots of mistakes.
And this D grade is far from a D in my book. There are only seven reviews for the thing, how do they figure 36.6% are fake? That would be 2.5 reviews which is impossible.
One of the “fake” reviews is probably a non-verified-buyer who got a free sample but he is also a Top-50 HOF reviewer. I’ll trust that guy’s take.
Another big problem with Fakespot is there is no way to know how accurate it is at spotting fakes since they do not disclose their methodology. If you’ve been keeping up with Amazon’s fight against fake reviews you would know that Amazon is taking matters into their own hands by discounting and/or removing reviews that they think are fake. This used to be a big problem but at this point I trust Amazon’s reviews and trust them more than Fakespot.
If you blindly trust Fakespot you’re going to miss out on a lot of good products. Especially if you go by their grades. Many products have hundreds or thousands of reviews. If such a product averages 4-5 stars it’s still a good product even if Fakespot gives it a D (30-40% fake). That means 60-70% are believed to be real and when you’re in the hundreds or thousands of reviews that is a lot of real reviews that view the product very positively. Even a 5-star product with 50% fake reviews is still a 5-star product, right?
Fakespot is just a tool (of questionable utility) and should be used that way.
Ok, so I see a micro USB port near the flashlight, presumably for charging the battery, which makes me wonder: does the car plug charge the battery as well, or is it just for direct-to-USB power purposes?
This thing has basically a AA battery. Wouldn’t be surprised if it actually did.
Don’t know why someone doesn’t make a USB socket you can snap onto a battery for a cheap DIY phone charger. It’s not like there won’t be any after the Trumpocalypse. Not that these would get here before then anyway.
@mike808 It’s NOT an AA battery inside, and the minimalist charger that you show is designed to charge the external 3.7 V Lithium batteries.
AA batteries (rechargable) run about 1.2V. For USB applications, you need 5.1V or so.
You need to be careful about charging stuff, especially Li-ION batteries. Li-Ion batteries can be unstable, and need to be charged (and discharged) with controlled systems. (I would not use the minimalist charger at all, without knowing what safety circuitry it has - probably none.)
There is lots of info to look at online. This may give you a start, but it’s just the first thing that I looked for. http://bdchargers.com/101.php
Seriously, how quickly do these recharge? I could leave my phone plugged in while at work (buzzkill employer won’t let us bring “personal electronics” like phones, mp3 players, radios, or my glucose meter inside). This way it wouldn’t die during the day because we’re at the very edge of civilization (and thus the cellular network) and it has to go high-power to talk to the towers.
@PocketBrain Fire your employer. Organize for better working conditions. Make the case for medical devices (that is a workplace safety issue) or to improve productivity if earbuds and radio/mp3 players/streaming devices are allowed.
Your employer is thinking buzzkill government won’t let us bring “cheap labor” like slaves, indentured, or undocumented workers into the country to trick you into a race to the bottom.
Don’t like the work rules? Don’t agree to work for that jerk. That just enables them to succeed at it. Let some other chump have that crap job. Right-to-work goes both ways. Then again, … because Trump.
@accumulator – I appreciate the specification. I never knew what it was. That said, in my experience, when I used a battery of about that capacity (2,000, 2200, I don’t remember exactly), it would only bring the phone up from zero to something like 37%. There’s a lot to this that I don’t know, of course, and my phone may have individual problems. But now I have 5K and 10K batteries, and I’m much happier with them. The 5K is always with me for emergencies. The 10K is big, so I only carry it when I might need lots of juice.