Get something like this. It literally runs internet through the power cables in your house. Plug one next to your router with an ethernet cable, and one near you device with an ethernet cable. Instant internet.
Just a word of warning - I implemented this in my car, and ran into a few hurdles:
1) Audio output was too quiet, haf to crank my stereo to 100%. Installed a USB soundcard ( https://www.amazon.com/Sabrent-External-Adapter-Windows-AU-MMSA/dp/B00IRVQ0F8 ) to correct the issue.
2) Calling support is limited! Just launches speakerphone on your phone, no bluetooth audio support for calling.
3) I had trouble finding a power adapter that wouldn't trigger the lightning bolt (bad power indicator) in the upper right of my screen when, especially since the phone pulls power through the Pi. Oddly this one worked fine: https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Charger-Charge-Samsung-Galaxy/dp/B01KZHKF4I
4) This issue is probably limited to my exact car, or my model of car ( 2010 Hyundai Elantra Blue), but: after connecting the setup, within 5 minutes a light would fire in my dash indicating one of my TPMS sensors had disconnecting. Removing the Pi setup would clear the light within 5 minutes. The sensors operate on 315 mhz; no idea how the Pi setup could be interfereing ( tried a Pi2, Pi3, and Pi3b+ w/ Official 7" LCD ). I am probably the only person on earth who will experience this, but figured I'd report anyways.
5) Heavy Waze + Spotify user here; the entire setup would shit the bed if there was too much going on in Waze (traffic, cops, accidents would trigger massive audio tearing). Other users report similar experience on this front.
Overall, cool project, but I retired my setup!
Amazon sells an Ergotron arm that's branded as AmazonBasics Premium Single Monitor Stand. It's 100$, but is half the price of the Ergotron branded one.
And your sketch made me giggle, haha!
Edit: Added links to the Amazon & Ergotron models. If you look at the Amazon product in black, one of their images shows what's included in the box. If you view this image and look at the manual, at the top left is the Ergotron logo. I used to have two of these Erogtron branded arms from 2005-2017. They are AWESOME though spendy--the Amazon branded one is a great deal. Great articulation/adjustment options. I have junky monitor arms in my office and they work as far as holding your monitor, but you can't adjust on-the-fly, they require tools to tighten/loosen bolts and feel flimsy.
AmazonBasics Premium Single Monitor Stand
Ergotron LX Desk Mount LCD Arm
LG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch.
It's back in stock (for the moment at the time of this writing) but usually sells out incredibly quick. One of the best 1440p 144hz ips gaming monitors and is gsync compatible certified. I'd definitely try and snag one if I were you. Hardware Unboxed reviewed the 850 which is the same panel and adores it (also mentions the 83A in his best gaming monitors video).
At $379, in my opinion it's the best bang for your buck.
These are great headphones for the money. You can have a great budget gaming headset if you pair it with the V-Moda BoomPro for $30: https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK
It may be budget, but they will blow any "gaming" headset out of the water. I got this for my brother, and they are pretty comparable to my HD58x if not better for when it comes to gaming.
Instead of running cables everywhere check into Ethernet over Power. Cable plugs into your router then into a box in an outlet. Then from another outlet to a box and you can plug in a cable there and add wifi boosters/router from there.
Like this: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Powerline-ethernet-Adapter-TL-PA4010KIT/dp/B00AWRUICG/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1528864481&sr=8-3&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=ethernet+over+power&dpPl=1&dpID=313X4NZpaDL&ref=pl...
Powerline Adapters let you use your home's electrical lines like makeshift ethernet cables: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-Powerline-Adapter-Starter-TL-PA4010KIT/dp/B00AWRUICG/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1519569756&sr=8-2&keywords=tp+link+powerline+adapter
Arm— VIVO Single LCD Monitor Desk... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B21TLQU?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
Monitor— LG 34WN80C-B 34 inch 21:9 Curved UltraWide WQHD IPS Monitor with USB Type-C Connectivity sRGB 99 percentage Color Gamut and HDR10 Compatibility, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YGZ7C1K/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_680.Fb090040D?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Hey, I use this stand for a similar setup.
Some tips from an experienced user:
You'll likely benefit from a monitor stand that allows you to position the monitor so that it's parallel to the floor. This will let you seamlessly transition between sleeping and gaming and your spine will thank you.
Wireless earbuds/headphones are essential. Alternatively, some monitors include 3.5mm jacks you can use for headphones.
If your couch has 3 seat cushions, you should look into replacing the middle one with a high-quality inflatable bedpan. I was lukewarm on this at first, but it's really the next logical step and will help you cut out time you're not lying on your couch looking up at your monitor.
Excellent for gaming. Combine with V-Moda Boom Pro into the removable, standard 3.5mm jack on the X2HRs and you have a gaming headset better than the "gaming" branded ones (just without RGB).
I like this, getting a 27" primary and a smaller secondary for side screen and multitasking is great, Can also mount both with something like this https://www.amazon.com/VIVO-Monitor-Adjustable-Screens-STAND-V002/dp/B009S750LA
The mount is something like this . My monitor is not VESA compatible so there are also some adapter arms and clips which you see at the top and bottom.
This, this this this. Especially if you're using two monitors. The VIVO desk stand (this guy right here) is $35 and the best selling one on Amazon for a reason. It's super easy to adjust, has a wide range of positions, allows monitors in the profile orientation, and it's ridiculously easy to set up.
At this point I can't imagine going back to using the built in stands with monitors. The VIVO takes up so much less space on my desk and looks so much better, it's amazing.
FYI, when you post Amazon links you can delete all the “ref” (reference) stuff. That’s just Amazon trying to track you/how you got to the link. Example URL:
although all of the production houses are going to get the VESA adapter (still $200!) and drop it into their existing editing bays. The only people who would get the stand are people with too much money and a desire for the aesthetic. For anyone else, dropping $300 total on something like this is just a better choice.
I have this one from Amazon It's pretty sturdy but make sure your desk top is thin enough (less than 3 or so inches) for the clamp - my old desk was not so I had to clamp a board to the desk for the mount to attach.
Dude just have fun. The guys whining about WiFi are just salty and need something to blame because they can't land their own combos. Most guys I face on WiFi are fine.
Also you can run internet over your power in your house with this adapter so there ya go, easy wired connection if you want it.
S4 mini nfc
Macbook pro 15" 2018
Dell s2716dg (left)
LG Ultrafine 5k 27"
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At least some Amazon Basics monitor arms are rebranded Ergotron arms.
I use this one on my 38" UW and it's Rock solid:
AmazonBasics Premium Single 32inch... (.ca link)
If your main concern is sound-whoring, all you need is a solid pair of stereo headphones. 7.1 is always simulated, you're paying more for nothing. Also, pretty much every 7.1 headphones for Xbox require an external plug-in like a sound card or mix amp.
Like the others suggested, Dolby Atmos or Windows Sonic both provide "Enhanced Audio" and it's really good. I use plain old stereo headphones with a seperate microphone, I'll link my set up below (works for CAD versions as well).
https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16826138190 AND https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK
BONUS: Open Back headphones have a wider sound stage and are simply the best for sound-whoring. The only drawback is if you game in a noisy environment, because open back headphones do not isolate or muffle/reduce any sound. The combo I linked you are open back and incredibly comfortable. I searched for an entire week before deciding on this so please just take my word for it you won't regret it!
Powerline Networking isn't great...but I think it's better than WiFi...
They're not super expensive...Something like this would work: https://www.amazon.com/TP-Link-AV600-Powerline-Ethernet-Adapter/dp/B00AWRUICG/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=powerline+network&qid=1610564144&sr=8-3
Vivo monitor mount from Amazon!
I definitely would recommend it if you want a cheap and sturdy mount; it hasn't failed me so far. :) I'm planning on getting a full swivel arm mount in the future though.
Best bang for your buck in headphones these days in my opinion.
Couple things to note:
These are open back, you will be able to hear what is going on around you and others near you will be able to hear what you are listening to (depending on listening volume and proximity).
These dip under $50 frequently, don't feel pressured to jump on this deal. $160 is a ridiculous starting price.
The bass will be lacking (in volume not quality) compared to a lot of popular headphones (looking at you beats).
When paired with a V-Moda BoomPro (microphone) these make an excellent gaming headset, much better than standard gaming headsets you can get for the price.
It's a gas spring arm I found in my local electronics store. I can't see any mention of it on the internet so I assume it's a rebranded arm from somewhere else.
I kinda wanna switch it out for the Amazon Basics monitor arm as mine is a bit on the weak side for this monitor. Having problems with it tilting down all the time.
EVERYONE GETS A NOTIFICATION!!
BTW the mic is ass. I bought a BoomPro V Moda to go with it for gaming and it's great. First day I used it someone asked me what mic I had since it sounded so good lol
Unless you have bought one of these recently it'd be fucking useless. ITs unrealistic not because of technical difficulties, but because the target audience is tiny. Maybe if you were trying to pull another Stuxnet and had a very specific target
No1 selling adapter on Amazon. #2 is the metal cased version for a little more.
Oh I like that! Currently I have this arm as well as one by the same company that looks identical but has 2 arms