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Molex Evaldi Earphones (Review)

Molex Evaldi Earphones (Review)

I haven’t used earbuds in a long time. They either fall out of my ears, sound like you’re listening to music through a tin can, or even (in the case of the ones that go in your ear) hurt.

These Molex Evaldi earphones are better than that. These earphones feel sturdy, and look well-built, and come with an array of different sizes of rubber earpieces in 2 styles: vented (for hearing things around you) and normal (for blocking out external noise).

The vented rubber earpieces let you hear a bit of what’s going on around you, so you’re not subject to that deafening silence that normal earpieces give you (though the earphones do come with a selection of normal (non-vented) pieces as well, I think the vented once work best for me).

They also come with varying sizes of rubber earpieces: The ones that came preinstalled on the earphones made my left ear hurt, but fit my right ear fine. I swapped the left earpiece down a size, and now they’re perfect! The first set of in-ear earphones I’ve ever been able to wear without the hurt, and without the deafening “earplug” silence. (Though those earpieces are included as well)

The wire on the right earphone is longer, so that you can have the cord at your side, instead of straight forwards.

The set comes in a drawstring (soft-vinyl?) bag that has a separator inside: this helps keep the earphones on one side, and the spare earpieces on the other. The bag also helps keep the earphones from getting all tangled up in the bottom of a knapsack, etc.

(To be honest, I was a little underwhelmed at first with the high-end sound quality, but then I realized that I was used to full, over-ear headphones. It’s probably best to compare apples to apples, and not big, bulky over-ear oranges.)

Would I buy it? They’re definitely out of the ordinary for earphones. I would buy them for the excellent bass response and for the vented earpieces — I can hear what’s going on around me and still enjoy my music.

tl;dr Summary:

  • Very nice build quality and feel
  • Wide frequency response!
  • Good selection of sizes/type of rubber earpieces (S, M, L; Vented, non-vented) (~10 +2)
  • Nice storage pouch
  • Very little plastic used in packing, fully recyclable (or re-usable) sturdy box


  • Power-handling capacity:50mW
  • Impedance: 16 Ohms at 1kHz
  • Frequency Response:12Hz – 22kHz
  • Cord:1.2m (4ft.)
  • Jack: 3.5mm (1/8″) Stereo Mini Plug

Disclaimer/Reviewer bias:
I am not paid for this review, but was sent these earbuds from Molex in the hopes that I would write a ‘quick review’ on the company Twitter or Facebook page.



Unfortunately, due to ongoing spam problems, and various new and innovative methods of spamming, new user account creation is currently suspended

Non-logged-in users can still continue to leave (non-spam) comments as normal.

The site in its current form has no need for individual user accounts. Perhaps when I upgrade the site, and potentially split off the humor/funny content, it will be used for submitting new content. However, the system as it stands is only good at gathering spam.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Kubuntu Quick Tip: Foreign Characters

Kubuntu Quick Tip: Foreign Characters

Here’s a quick tip if you find yourself typing a lot of accented letters, etc. We’re going to assign our keyboard a Compose key.

In Kubuntu, do the following:

  1. Open the “K” menu
  2. Click “System Settings”
  3. Click “Regional and Language”
  4. Go to the “XKB Options” tab
  5. Scroll down to “Compose Key Position” section, and click “Right Alt is Compose” (Or whatever other key you don’t use much.
  6. Click “Apply” and close the window.

See the Wikipedia entry on the Compose key for many different things you can now easily enter with your Compose key, such as ä, à, , ß, ç, ©, 
« and », 
¹, ², ³, 
§, æ and œ, etc. [email protected] Team [email protected] Team

Hey all! 


Just wanted to let you know that there is now a Team (Team #65916) on the [email protected] project.

Wikipedia says:

[email protected] is a distributed computing project designed to perform computationally intensive simulations of protein folding and other molecular dynamics simulations… [email protected] is one of the largest distributed computing projects. The goal of the project is “to understand protein folding, misfolding, and related diseases.”

Accurate simulations of protein folding and misfolding enable the scientific community to better understand the development of many diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, BSE (mad cow disease), Cancer, Huntington’s Disease, Cystic Fibrosis and other aggregation related diseases. More fundamentally, understanding the process of protein folding — how biological molecules assemble themselves into a functional state — is one of the outstanding problems of molecular biology.

So far, the [email protected] project has successfully simulated folding in the 5-10 microsecond range — a time scale thousands of times longer than was previously thought possible.

All it takes is to download the free [email protected] software (click here) that uses your idle CPU time to crunch protein models to help scientists understand how protein folding works (and why it sometimes doesn’t work). So join the [email protected] cause today, and put Team 65916 in your program’s configuration.


Come Play BlogShares [Archived]

Come Play BlogShares [Archived]

[Blogshares has since shut down, but keeping this page around in its memory[

Hey guys and gals, I just wanted to let you know about an online fantasy stock-market called BlogShares. It lists tons of blogs and values them by various means like incoming/outgoing links, etc.

Players can buy and sell shares of various blogs (they don’t convey actual ownership in blogs, just in the game), ideas (think of them as intellectual property), and chips (the ‘social’ currency, chips are awarded for various actions such as reporting dead blogs, categorizing blogs, etc). There are many other aspects to BlogShares, such as making and using artefacts, which can be used to do things such as hype or lower a stock, perform a hostile takeover, a blog restructuring, etc.

There are many ways to make money, chips, fortune and fame on BlogShares, and not everyone focuses on the same thing. In other words, there’s always room for one more player. If you have a blog, it may or may not already be listed and increasing in B$ value (a fake, in-game currency). Click Here or go to to check it out.


This Site, and WebHostPlus

This Site, and WebHostPlus

Hi all, 

Sorry for the downtime, but that was the usual downtime to be expected from WebHostPlus, who owns a number of (previously good) hosting sites. I finally managed to get my data off their server after a downtime of 4+ days, and signed up with GoDaddy hosting. GoDaddy offers great service at a price much more reasonable than I was paying previously. (Though, it is to be noted that I was buying a reseller plan previously, so I could host all the sites I wanted to. For now, with all the space and bandwidth I get, I’ll just host one domain, and forward the others to subdomains on this one) 

I used to have service with Mesopia, who was bought out by Netbunch; Netbunch was bought out by WebHostPlus, and kept the name.

At the time of this posting, the whole site seems to have fallen apart. The “online help” is offline, because their script license expired, they don’t respond to trouble tickets, their toll-free phone number doesn’t exist anymore, their forums are offline, and their support email bounces. All the company’s servers are listed as ‘down’, and from reports on WebHostingTalk, they have been on and off sporadically. [Edit: Well, obviously the server I was on was up long enough for me to get my site off, hence what you see now :)] 

Anyways, for more great user stories, check out this thread on the WebHostingTalk Forums, and if you are/were a customer of WebHostPlus or any of its downstream companies, check out

These comments were true as of the time of posting. states:

Web Host Plus, Inc. owns, merged with, or has changed its name to the following: ihosting, NetBunch, Vilitas, MyBizHosting, HostMeFast, My-Servlet Hosting,, Mesopia, Dinix, 1PlanHost,

Update [October 17, 2006]

It seems now that has its Live Chat back online via WebHostPlus’s live chat Here. I’ve yet to check if their toll free number is back in service or not yet, but I really have no reason to.

I got a response to my support ticket requesting my account be closed and to not auto-renew to my credit card. This surprised me most of all, but I’m just glad it’s over with.

Update [January 12, 2008]:

I received an email from Jay Higdon today, now with

This is Jay Higdon, a Head Geek of and an original owner of, and with a couple of updates for you and also, a special offer. I hope this e-mail finds you and your website well. We have received a lot of requests to send out a new update regarding Netbunch & WHP. It has been quite a long time and I do have an update for you regarding the fiasco that was WebHostPlus’s acquisition of

We hope that things have worked out for you since WebHostPlus’s demise. As it stands currently, a federal bankruptcy court is working to clean up the WebHostPlus mess that involves over a dozen companies.

All I can say is, well, justice is served!


Warning:’s Unbox Video “Terms of Use” Unacceptable

Warning:’s Unbox Video “Terms of Use” Unacceptable

From OdNT:

Thanks to Cory Doctorow for his detailed analysis of the’s Unbox Video “terms of use.” Bottom line is that if consumers let this one stand, we’re in real trouble. It takes illware licensing to a new level. Please spread the word on the significant ills of this agreement. See Boing Boing Article for details.