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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 Long Term Loan:

  • HP EliteBook 1020
  • HP Folio 13
  • HTC One M8
  • HTC One M9
  • HTC Re Camera
  • ioSafe 500GBB external HDD
  • Cradlepoint PHS300 
  • HP Microserver
  • Logitech Performance M950 mouse
  • Logitech MX Master mouse
  • Philips Oakley headphones
  • Harman/Kardon headphones
  • Logitech Skype HDTV Cam
  • Audiocodes MP264 router
  • Fritz!Box with 2degrees broadband Internet service
  • Fitbit Charge
  • Fitbit Surge
  • Google Chromecast
  • Norton Internet Security by Symantec
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
  • Microsoft keyboard
  • ASUS Android tablet
  • ASUS Windows 8 tablet (running Windows 10)
  • Amazon Kindle 
  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Gigabyte Brix
  • WorldxChange VFX VoIP service for home use
  • Withings Activite Pop


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 9 October 2015]

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