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My technology kit - full disclosure

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 13-Jul-2009 15:41

This is a (continuously changing) list of things and services I have here on loan.

Full time job: I now work for Intergen and while they are understanding of my involvement with the Geekzone community and website, the company is not involved with Geekzone or my other activities.

On Loan:

On Long Term Loan:
  • HP Folio 13
  • HTC Trophy Windows Phone 
  • HTC One
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
  • Cradlepoint PHS300 
  • Synology NAS
  • QNAP NAS
  • HP Microserver
  • Logitech Performance M950 mouse
  • Plantronics Savor Bluetooth headset
  • Flip MinoHD
  • Blackbox C18 earphones
  • Philips Oakley headphones
  • Cisco SRP 521W small business router
  • Logitech Skype HDTV Cam
  • Nike+ Sportwatch GPS
  • Audiocodes MP264 router
  • Fritz!Box with Snap Internet service
  • Adobe Cloud (12 months subscription)
Some things I have here and it's worth saying "I pay for it myself":
  • Office 365 Microsoft Exchange Online
  • Vodafone Internet cable service
  • HDHomeRun
  • Chromecast
  • Dell Zino HD
  • Apple iMac  
  • 2degree SIM card for handset testing
  • WorldxChange VFX VoIP service for home use
So what's the difference between a "On Loan" and "Long Term Loan"? Basically "On Loan" means it will be returned to the manufacturer or PR agency sometime in the very near future. "Long Term Loan" means the manufacturer or PR have either sent the hardware or software without expecting it to be returned and because of use and tear I can decide myself to either return, give it away, or keep it.

If you follow me around on Geekzone and Twitter you know that I pretty much give almost everything away after a while.

I also attend some conferences and other technical events, as a guest - sometimes I pay my travel/accommodation, sometimes this is covered as part of the invite. It doesn't mean I have to write good things about anyone though.

I don't take cash or equivalent for writing. I am not posting links to these products because it's not a URL drop post. It's a disclosure post. Like it or not.

[Updated 22 December 2013]

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Mauricio Freitas
Wellington
New Zealand


I live in New Zealand and my interests include mobile devices, good books, movies and food of course! 

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