Nixeus 27″ S-IPS 2560 x 1440 pixel WQHD Monitor (Same panel as Apple Thunderbolt display for $430)

Posted by: on Sep 18, 2012 | No Comments

I’m on day two with one of these cheap ($430) Korean monitors which feature a LG S-IPS panel inside a less-than-Apple package. Expect updates to these initial impressions.

TL;DR: It’s an awesome monitor. A little annoyance makes up for the savings.

This Nixeus (“Nexus” with an extra vowel? who knows) features the same LG S-IPS panel found in the Apple Thunderbolt display. Allegedly. Not sure how to verify without pulling the thing apart, but my eyes tell me it’s a high-quality display.

I won’t go into why you might want a quality display. If you’re serious about color and accuracy and have a relatively unlimited budget you’re already ignoring this on your EIZO monitor.

So a quick comparo to the Apple Thunderbolt Display:

What it does have:

  • It’s $570 cheaper
  • LG S-IPS panel
  • 8-bit color
  • DVI / DisplayPort / HDMI 1.4
  • Portrait tilting
  • Screws that you need to use to assemble the base to the monitor and finally to the stand. It’s a bit flimsy.

What it doesn’t have:

  • Thunderbolt
  • The ability to charge your MacBook
  • Clean, fancy Apple packaging
  • Accurate color out of the box. You will struggle a bit with this.

A great example of what Apple would never allow: the bezel and screen were protected by sticky plastic wrap, a good thing as it protects the shiny bits during shipping. However, the plastic was applied before final assembly meaning when you peal it off bits were stuck behind the bezel and required some surgical precision to remove. Not fatal, but annoying and tedious.

These monitors have just entered the US on official channels so there’s a bit of a rush on them. Right now, I can’t find them for much under $500 and delivery dates seem a bit hinky.

Here’s where you can grab them with defined delivery dates.

Selling: Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8 L USM Lens

Posted by: on Aug 27, 2012 | No Comments

Tried to sell this through eBay but of course it’s nothing but a hive of scum and villainy over there and my winning bidder was bogus.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens with accessories


Here’s my “winning bidder” backing out:


In text form:

ebay name: abogloye, email: v_7777@hotmail, “listed” address:

Springfield Gardens
Springfield Gardens NY 11413
United States

Really shocked when he came Email benefit of winning a commodity
Where I did not enter any auctions and the reason
The use of children and tampering with my computer
You apologized strongly and I hope the withdrawal of Bid that have not done
With all appreciation

eBay never changes. Of course my options to report this loser are nil until after 4 days of trying to “collect payment” which will never come. Some will tell me it’s my responsibility to stay on top of the auction and cancel bogus bidders (0 feedback) and what not but eBay has never made any serious efforts to clean up the sea of fuckery that flows over it on a daily basis. They ran the numbers and it just didn’t jive.

Remember when former eBay CEO Meg Whitman ran for Governor of California? That was fun. Now she’s slashing and burning Hewlett-Packard in an attempt to eek out a few quarters of shareholder profit before she throws a once great company into the dustbin of history. We should be thankful she didn’t get ahold of the state.

I digressed.

If you want a great, barely used, fantastically beautiful Canon L lens shoot me a note. It’s fairly unmolested, I tend to keep longer zooms attached to my camera and it’s just not seen much use.

Date code  UU0717. (That means it was built in 2006)