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Hen with Chicks

Hen with Chicks

Hi everyone,

This past Sunday, I went to a restaurant to eat. While waiting, I saw this family of little chicks with his mother hen.

Photos taken with a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with the firmware ending in AUF5.

The UGREEN 2.5-inch HDD and SSD to USB 3.0 Enclosure

The UGREEN 2.5-inch HDD and SSD to USB 3.0 Enclosure

Hi everyone,

Today, I’m going to show you the UGREEN 2.5-inch HDD and SSD to USB 3.0 Enclosure.

This is a Hard Disk Drive and Solid State Drive enclosure. It converts from SATA to USB 3.0. This is the standard USB model. UGREEN also has a USB-C version of this enclosure that I tested 2 years ago.

The packaging is small and straightforward. UGREEN always make some environmental friendly packages for their products:

We see the enclosure as soon as we open the box:

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We then have the instruction booklet below:

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The enclosure is very well protected:

Once it is taken out, it looks very similar to the USB-C model:

The difference being in that this just use a standard USB 3.0 Type B port:

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The drive accepts a SATA drive. A hard disk drive or a solid state drive will both work:

The included cable is just a short USB 3.0 cable. It is not a Y splitter cable:

Here I connected the enclosure to my PC:

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And I ran a quick benchmark on one of the drives. We can see it ran at USB 3.0 speeds. This disk is a bit slow, but the purpose of the enclosure is to reuse them until they finally die:

UGREEN 2.5 to USB 3.0 HDD SSD Enclosure

Conclusion

This Hard Disk Drive enclosure is excellent to use our internal hard disk drives and solid state drives as external drives. You can find this enclosure for $12 or less. It runs at USB 3.0 speeds which means we can make the most of the drive’s technical features. Overall, a nice addition to our daily workflow.

I had 6 drives without a case, so I got 6 of these:

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I then labeled them to identify them better:

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My smallest drive is a 120GB drive while the largest are 1TB drives. This is a great way to reuse old laptop’s hard drives.

You can get this enclosure on Amazon at the following link:

A Turtle and a Snake

A Turtle and a Snake

Hi everyone,

Today, I’m sharing more photos of wildlife I’ve seen in my backyard. This time, it is a turtle and a snake that both came on May 19, 2020.

The Turtle

The Snake

Both animals stayed a while, but left afterward. It was nice seeing both taking a break in my yard.

The above photos were taken with a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with the firmware ending in ATD6.

Unboxing Game Builder Garage for Nintendo Switch

Unboxing Game Builder Garage for Nintendo Switch

Hi everyone,

Today, I got the new Game Builder Garage game for the Nintendo Switch, thanks to Amazon’s Prime Release Day Delivery.

The box art is very yellowish in color.

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The same goes in the inside, where we also see the game cart.

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This is the image that pops in the Nintendo Switch when the game cart is inserted:

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Here goes another game to play later. I’ve been playing Ring Fit Adventure lately to keep myself exercised.

You can get this game on Amazon at the following link:

Probably the best Squirrel photo I took so far

Probably the best Squirrel photo I took so far

Hi everyone,

Yesterday I was in the kitchen, looked through the window and noticed this squirrel that somehow seem to be looking at me. Of course I took the chance to take some photos of it. Here are the results:

Photos taken with a Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra running the firmware ending in AUDD.

What do you think of these shots?

Unboxing Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition for Nintendo Switch

Unboxing Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition for Nintendo Switch

Hi everyone,

Today, we will be looking at Project Highrise: Architect’s Edition for the Nintendo Switch.

I got this game because I loved playing The Tower SP back on the days of the Gameboy Advance:

Then came the Nintendo DS and it got The Tower DS, but only in Japan. Coming forward to the present day, we got Project Highrise, which was released for several platforms.

Project Highrise is basically an adaption of the original SimTower game, of which both The Tower SP and The Tower DS were also based of. This means that we get the SimTower experience on the Nintendo Switch.

The box is wonderfully designed with several buildings. The back of it has some screenshots which looks very familiar to those who played the previously mentioned games.

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Inside it’s a different story. Just the limited warranty as well as technical support information. We also have the came cart on the other side.

Like the game box, the cart design has some buildings. Finally, this is the game design when inserted in the Nintendo Switch:

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I’ll definitely be playing this game and build an awesome tower.

You can buy this game on Amazon at the following link:

Unboxing Miitopia for the Nintendo Switch

Unboxing Miitopia for the Nintendo Switch

Hi everyone,

On Friday, May 21, 2021, Nintendo released Miitopia for the Nintendo Switch. This is a remaster of the original Miitopia for the Nintendo 3DS released back in 2017.

Honestly, I never played Miitopia on the 3DS, so I hope to play this game and experience it myself. This is why I pre-ordered it some time ago and finally got it on Friday.

The box presents us with different Mii characters in different situations. The back of the box shows us a description of the game.

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Inside we have a simple graphic with several Mii characters, and of course, we have the game cart.

The game cart is very simple with just the game logo.

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This concludes this game unboxing. Next month, we’ll see Game Builder Garage and Mario Golf: Super Rush:

See you next time!

You can get Miitopia for the Nintendo Switch at the following link:

Unboxing New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch

Unboxing New Pokémon Snap for the Nintendo Switch

Hi everyone,

On Friday, I got the New Pokémon Snap game for the Nintendo Switch. This is the successor for the Nintendo 64 Pokémon Snap game. Here, we’ll see the box and its cart.

The game box contains graphics with several Pokémon.

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Inside, we see a simpler graphics with the game cart.

Above are pictures of the game cart.

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And this is how it looks on the Nintendo Switch Main Menu.

Have you got this game? I’ll be playing it in the following days.

You can get it on Amazon at the following link: