Rapid Fire Tech Help
I’m shutting down Ask Flo here at the website, but you can still join us in the Discord if you’re looking for tech help from friendly folks! To commemorate the time I tried keeping it viable, here are some of the questions you sent me and some possible answers! Thank you again for taking the time to send in a question, and a major thank you to anyone who waited for me to respond before going forward. I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it. Sincerely.
You should check out ErgoDox. I’ve gathered that this is a favorite customizable keyboard among the mechanical keyboard community, and I want one myself! It is expensive, though. Perhaps it’s time to think of the backlit ergonomic keyboard you’re wanting as an investment and approaching it as such. Though admittedly, none of the mechanical keyboards I use now are “investments.” They just make me happy.
Definitely consider getting a Pixel 4a 5G, which is as of yet unreleased but has been relentlessly leaked. Also, Google lets you sign up for a ping when it’s available for sale. Google will take care of you on software and security updates for the next three years, and you’ll have access to one of the best smartphone cameras available.
Samsung and Lenovo are about the only manufacturers of decent entry-level and mid-range tablets I can suggest right now. Unfortunately, the two don’t seem to use USB Type-C on its more economical models. If you can stomach the price tag, the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite sounds like a great choice for what you want a tablet to do. It’s a bit bigger than what you wanted, though.
I’m a big fan of the first-generation Samsung Galaxy Watch Active because of how it fits on my wrist. I haven’t bothered buying the next generation up because I didn’t care too much for the spinning bezel. The Fitbit Versa 3 is incredibly popular and back when I could leave the house I’d see people all over wearing it on their wrists. (Fitbit also makes this slim fitness band.) Folks love Garmin and Polar’s watches for fitness tracking, but aesthetically they may not match what you’re putting out.
Good luck! I know how hard this is.
I have two webcams! On my headshot, I use the older Logitech C920. For my “product” camera, I use the Logitech C922 Pro. Both are highly lauded by tech journalists and Twitch streamers alike.