The Computer Repair Podcast #229 – Hardware Tools

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Topic: Some of our favorite hardware tools and what we would like in the future to help us be more efficient.


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Hardware Items

StarTech SATA to 2.5-Inch or 3.5-Inch IDE Hard Drive Adapter for HDD Docks (SAT2IDEADP)

ZTC 2-in-1 Sky 2.5” Enclosure M.2 (NGFF) or mSATA SSD to SATA III Board Adapter. Multi Size Fit with High Speed 6.0GB/s. Model ZTC-EN005

Grace Digital CastDock X2 – Chromecast Audio speaker dock

Laptone 150Mbps Hi-speed USB Wifi Adapter Wireless Dongle for Windows XP/7/8/10, Raspberry Pi, Linux OS

Buffalo MediaStation 8x Portable DVD Writer (DVSM-PC58U2VB)

Scosche MAGFMB Magnetic Flush Mount for Mobile Devices

SCOSCHE MAG12VB Magnetic Power Socket Car Mount for iPhones, Samsung Galaxy, HTC One, LG G3 – Frustration – Free Packaging, Black

WD 4TB My Book Duo Desktop RAID External Hard Drive – USB 3.0 – WDBLWE0040JCH-NESN

Icy Dock EZ-Fit Lite MB290SP-B Drive Bay Adapter Internal – Black

FlashBlu30 with Physical Write Protect Switch

SanDisk Cruzer Fit 8 GB USB Flash Drive (5 Pack) SDCZ33-008G-B35-5PK w/ (2) Everything But Stromboli (TM) Lanyard

How to Use BitLocker Without a Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

SanDisk CZ48 128GB USB 3.0 Flash Memory Drive (SDCZ48-128G-U46)

Silicon Power 10pk 32GB Blaze B30 Capless USB 3.0 Flash Drive for Windows/Mac – Black (SP032GBUF3B30V1KAM)

Estarer Compact Flash Memory Cards Case 12-Capacity,Black,5 Layers Digital Gadget Case,Designed For External Hard Drive and USB Flash Drives,Travelbag

Anker® USB 3.0 & eSATA to SATA External Hard Drive Docking Station for 2.5 or 3.5in HDD, SSD [4TB Support]

Dshot® Aluminum alloy 5.25” Inch Bay Tray Less Mobile Rack for 3.5” Inch and 2.5” Inch SATA III HDD with Extra 2-Port USB 3.0

NETSCOUT LSPRNTR-100 LinkSprinter 100 Network Tester

Pockethernet is a smartphone-connected cable tester and network analyzer that includes all features that make up a high-end Ethernet tool, while remaining affordable for everyone.

Sugru Moldable Glue – Black & White (Pack of 8)

Thermaltake Dr. Power II Automated Power Supply Tester Oversized LCD for All Power Supplies – AC0015


TEKTON 2841 Everybit (TM) Ratchet Screwdriver, Electronic Repair Kit and Security Bit Set, 135-Piece

TEKTON 28301 Everybit Tech Rescue (TM) Kit for Electronics, Phones and Precision Devices, 45-Piece

TEKTON 2830 Everybit (TM) Precision Bit and Driver Kit for Electronic and Precision Devices, 27-Piece

Felo Screwdrivers


FINsix Dart 65W Charger World’s Smallest Universal AC Adapter for PC Laptops plus USB Devices Premium Travel Accessory Lightweight Portable Reliable and Fits in a Pocket, color = Gunmetal

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