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Topic   Potent Portables (Steam, Ally, Portal, etc.)

MrBean
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15-Jul-2021(#1)
This topic had many older posts which were moved here:

https://gametz.com/VideoGame_Discussion/potent-por...


I miss pc gaming (been a few years) but I don't miss the cost of always upgrading. Cirrent rig is going on six years old and it's time... This actually seems promising.

https://www.ign.com/articles/steam-deck-valve-anno...
ErickRPG
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24-Jan(#2)
Lunar wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> ugh, thanks for rubbing it in guys ... gdamnit, I knew I shoulda kept it. It was
>> just bad timing with buying two TV's and dealing with wife aggro! haha, had I
> known
>> they'd be this hard to come by, I woulda just hid it! "oh, this old thing!?"
>
> Never show her when it arrives. A month later, it just naturally integrates into
> your other electronics.
>
> "Did you buy another handheld?"
>
> "Nah, had this for a while now"

Ah yes, the Lucy Ricardo method. Works every time.

Feeb
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26-Jan(#3)
LRG releasing a Persona 3 portable physical copy. These dudes have no shame.
MrBean
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26-Jan(#4)
FFS, I paid for the HotStock premium, and I still keep missing the stock alerts for the Portal. Some crap that the insta-buy feature is iOS only.
BJB
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26-Jan(#5)
Was having issues with my Portal for a little while. Was not able to use it in my apartment at all without constantly being disconnected from my PS5. Tried bringing it to my parent's house and trying it on their much faster wi-fi, still could not establish any sort of usable connection. My apartment wii-fi has always been god awful, so I figured the Portal was a good excuse to revamp my home network. I was able to use my Portal in my living room with absolutely 0 issue and playedd a few hours of Mafia II while watching the Knicks game
ErickRPG
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26-Jan(#6)
Feeb wrote:
> LRG releasing a Persona 3 portable physical copy. These dudes have no shame.

for what though? I mean if it's for switch/ps4 etc I don't mind if someone doesn't have a PSP and wants to physically own it for their switch or something.

I don't buy much from LRG but when they hit on a game I want I appreciate their existence. As far as P3. I'm waiting for P3 Reload hopefully on switch 2.

Feeb
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* 27-Jan(#7)
For releasing a physical of a very old version of a game that’s getting a major upgrade in a few weeks at premium prices- again. They’ve strayed pretty far from their mission statement of preserving digital games as physical- releasing games that already exist as physical and coat tailing off an upcoming release. They’re pretty much a heavy dose of high priced shovelware with the occasional re-release of an already existing physical title. They suck. Their take loads of money up front on tons of titles and ship them way down the road model just feels pretty shady too. He said it was just to cover “costs” back when he frequented the boards- you’d be a fool to believe that. Investing 101-
ErickRPG
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27-Jan(#8)
Yeah if the owner is a piece of crap, I'm not gonna argue that. I can probably count the LRG in my collection that I've kept on one hand. But I do appreciate having those as part of my switch collection. Not going to defend LRG in any way.

loztdogs
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* 29-Jan(#9)
Figure I’d see if anyone following this topic would be interested in a Legion go. I’m kinda on the fence about letting it go, it to be honest… but have the urge to try something new.

Would be interested in PayPal or a PS5 disc version bundle (haven’t owned a PS5 yet). PM if interested.

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Kommie
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29-Jan(#10)
the Steam Deck chiak4Deck app was updated recently for Remote Play for PS5 and it's even better than the last update. Not sure why anyone wants a Portal. You can even user Bluetooth devices on it.
Feeb
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29-Jan(#11)
The intended market probably doesn’t have a steam or gog etc library. Makes more sense to pay for what you use instead of a premium for portability in a technically handicapped and almost obsolete “pc” not to mention these things aren’t exactly plug and play- as easy as it is some can’t configure them.
Kommie
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29-Jan(#12)
If you can put together furniture or Legos, you can install Chiaki4deck.
Finn
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29-Jan(#13)
I am not going to spend double on a Steam Deck or more on a Legion Go for something the portal does amazingly well for half the cost. I do t use it as much as I thought, but I am still very glad I have it. Right now buying a Steam Deck or other portable PC would be a complete waste. I want to build a PC, not something amazing but something I can play Supreme Commander 2 and it's new spiritual successors or Anno. I am not playing any of those games on a smaller Mobile screen. Even in docked, may as well have a PC that's easy for my wife to use.

The Portal has a market and is still hard as hell to find. I have yet to see one on store shelves...
MrBean
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29-Jan(#14)
Man, even when I happen to be on my phone as a HotStock notification goes off ... it's still too late.

I deserve it, for returning, idiot.
Finn
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29-Jan(#15)
You will get one!
sefjwm
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30-Jan(#16)
Just snagged a Portal from Dusk, woohoo
MrBean
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30-Jan(#17)
sefjwm wrote:
> Just snagged a Portal from Dusk, woohoo
>

TF is Dusk and why didn't you get me one?

Dead to me!
BJB
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30-Jan(#18)
The user here on GameTZ, Dusk
sefjwm
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30-Jan(#19)
Yeah, user here. He had a reasonable price so I figured I should jump on that.
MrBean
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* 30-Jan(#20)
Oh, so that was you? You son of a dog. You beat me by mere minutes!

So, yeah, original statement..
You're still dead to me!

Haha
Renaissance2K
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31-Jan(#21)
Kommie wrote:
> If you can put together furniture or Legos, you can install Chiaki4deck.

Confirmed. I need to figure out how to get the touchpad working, but other than that, it was a fairly painless process.


Kommie
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31-Jan(#22)
Renaissance2K wrote:
> Kommie wrote:
>> If you can put together furniture or Legos, you can install Chiaki4deck.
>
> Confirmed. I need to figure out how to get the touchpad working, but other than that,
> it was a fairly painless process.
>
>
>

"T" on the keyboard is the TouchPad. So map something to "T". Escape is the Playstation button
loztdogs
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31-Jan(#23)
@MrBean just an observation but I’m seeing Hot Stock bestbuy notifications anre occurring between 10:00am and 12:00pm MST. Maybe if you can prioritize that time slot you can grab one.

MrBean
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31-Jan(#24)
loztdogs wrote:
> @MrBean just an observation but I’m seeing Hot Stock bestbuy notifications anre
> occurring between 10:00am and 12:00pm MST. Maybe if you can prioritize that time
> slot you can grab one.
>
>

Three times today I was on my phone when the notification popped, and I pay for the premium heads up whatever service. Every single time I click it I am stuck in the queue at Best Buy and it never gives me the option to check out. It's getting annoying
Feeb
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31-Jan(#25)
They’re also posting these all over the FOMO boards and sites. There is an artificial need for portals right now that may take a few weeks to calm once inventory catches up.
MrBean
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31-Jan(#26)
Just happened again I was browsing here it popped I clicked within a millisecond and it made me log in and then it was gone.
loztdogs
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31-Jan(#27)
That’s a bummer. I was able to grab one Monday, I didn’t subscribe to the premium service. I also had to wait in the que but eventually I was prompted to log in and confirm my account… then redirected to the payments page.

MrBean
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31-Jan(#28)
loztdogs wrote:
> That’s a bummer. I was able to grab one Monday, I didn’t subscribe to the premium
> service. I also had to wait in the que but eventually I was prompted to log in and
> confirm my account… then redirected to the payments page.
>
>

I've gotten the prompt to login + 2FA (SMS verification), 3x time total now, but then it says no longer available.

Oh well, it'll happen eventually!
The_U
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31-Jan(#29)
I really want a playstation portal but am sitting on $200 dell credit. secretly hoping it shows up there eventually... or someone here gets sick of theres and i can work out a deal ha.
loztdogs
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1-Feb(#31)
@MrBean its going in and out of stock on Amazon right now.

MrBean
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1-Feb(#32)
loztdogs wrote:
> @MrBean its going in and out of stock on Amazon right now.
>
>

I've tried multiple times, keep failing ...
MrBean
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1-Feb(#33)
The amount of fudging times I've been on my phone, as the premium / ahead of schedule bullcrap stock alert has happened vs. me actually checking out = fudge the crap tastic stupid world of dickhead scalpers.

haha sincerely, sometimes I'm one of those butt-holes.
loztdogs
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1-Feb(#34)
If I can snag you one I will.

MrBean
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* 1-Feb(#35)
Managed to get one, I think! End of Feb shipping though.
loztdogs
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3-Feb(#36)
My Portal is “out for delivery”

loztdogs
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3-Feb(#37)
Been fussing with the Portal for a few hours now. I’m digging it overall. I primarily play in my living room where my nodes are at. Had a couple connection issues where the connection would drop completely and I had to reconnect. I also had a couple issues where waking my ps5 from sleep I couldn’t connect. The ps5 was prompting me to push the ps button on the DualSense which bugs since I don’t want to have to go mess with the ps5 if I’m in the other room.

The portal’s screen is really nice and games look great. A few stutters here and there during game play but not really a big deal. Overall it’s been a good experience.

ErickRPG
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* 4-Feb(#38)
Yeah I get stutters too. What I don't like is that when I first played it, I hardly noticed a single hiccup at all. But now I've been getting them pretty frequently. Nothing's really changed and when I test the internet at both spots (portal area, PS5 area) I get like 85mbps. So it really shouldn't be that bad. And when I test on my ipad I don't get any stutters what so ever.

I'm starting to wonder if the portal is just a worse connection than other devices or it's just my specific unit. It's so bad I even turn my room fan off thinking it's causing interference. Some times it seems to help. But that removes a comfort level bc I like having the fan on. It's just I'm trying everything, because nothing is worse than audio stutters or hiccups while listening to a story sequence in Like a Dragon, or any other RPG.

ErickRPG
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* 4-Feb(#39)
It's like I might sell this one and try portal again later. But if my unit has a defect then I'm selling a possible wonky unit to some other poor soul. I wish I could just buy a brand new one right now just to know once and for all if it's just my unit. Or maybe I should just forget about the portal and never buy another one, unless a new PS5 comes out that can DIRECTLY communicate with the portal, like the WiiU did.

loztdogs
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4-Feb(#40)
@ErickRPG set up Chiaki on your legion go. If it performs better then that might help you decide whether to keep it or not.

That’s what I’m going to do. I plant on testing the Chiaki remote play later today myself.

ErickRPG
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4-Feb(#41)
loztdogs wrote:
> @ErickRPG set up Chiaki on your legion go. If it performs better then that might
> help you decide whether to keep it or not.
>
> That’s what I’m going to do. I plant on testing the Chiaki remote play later
> today myself.

Yeah I was gonna try to figure out what windows program is best for remote play. So Chiaki it is then?


loztdogs
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4-Feb(#42)
ErickRPG wrote:
> loztdogs wrote:
>> @ErickRPG set up Chiaki on your legion go. If it performs better then that might
>> help you decide whether to keep it or not.
>>
>> That’s what I’m going to do. I plant on testing the Chiaki remote play later
>> today myself.
>
> Yeah I was gonna try to figure out what windows program is best for remote play.
> So Chiaki it is then?
>
>
>

I had pretty good success with Chiaki in the past but that was on steam deck.


BucketofJustice
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4-Feb(#43)
Do these portable things have docks? I’m in the market for a new computer and I’m thinking about a Legion or Ally since they run Windows and I have like 2 1/2 years of Game Pass. I’d like to have flexibility to do some gaming. I’m either going to get a portable like this or a mini PC like those Ace Magician PCs I’ve seen on Amazon that MetalJesus reviewed a few months back. I don’t need a big beefy gaming PC, but I also want to be able to do some decent emulation and have things not load at the speed of frozen molasses like the computer I have now. I’ve watched so many videos and read so many reviews I’ve lost track of what can do what, so if anyone has any advice I’m happy to listen. Thanks in advance.
Renaissance2K
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4-Feb(#44)
The Steam Deck has an official dock, but the unofficial ones will likely fit any of the portables. They're just USB-C cables with a big slot to hold the device.

Dusk
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4-Feb(#45)
I just got a steam deck. Definitely want to try the dock soon.
Shane12m
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4-Feb(#46)
I have a deck and two different docks. I got the jsaux dock initially before the official one came out and then the valve one. I’d def just get the jsaux as it works just as well and in fact the official one has issues with certain tvs while jsaux does not.


https://jsaux.com/products/steam-deck-docking-stat...

Much cheaper and works flawlessly for me. There are versions with more ports for more $
loztdogs
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5-Feb(#47)
My PlayStation Portal Haptics are noisy even set to weak. Scratching, scraping, clicking noises (not vibration) when I’m playing games like Madden (to be fair I haven’t played much else yet). I’ll have to try a few other games to see if it continues.

Those that have a Portal, are your haptics noisy? Does what I describe above sound normal?

Shane12m
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5-Feb(#48)
That does not sound normal at all to me. I feel the haptics but don’t hear them. Try a different game, maybe it’s something with madden?
loztdogs
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5-Feb(#49)
Shane12m wrote:
> That does not sound normal at all to me. I feel the haptics but don’t hear them.
> Try a different game, maybe it’s something with madden?

I tried a little bit of spider-man 2, maybe like 10 mins. But in that 10 mins I did6 experience it at all. Going to try nba 2k24 here when I have more time.


loztdogs
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5-Feb(#50)
It’s the trigger resistance. I turned it of and the the weird noises go away. I searched Reddit and a lot of folks say they experience the same thing. I guess it’s normal? Maybe mine is nosier than most? I may call Sony, I dunno. I’ll leave off cause it bugs.

Shane12m
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5-Feb(#51)
loztdogs wrote:
> It’s the trigger resistance. I turned it of and the the weird noises go away.
> I searched Reddit and a lot of folks say they experience the same thing. I guess
> it’s normal? Maybe mine is nosier than most? I may call Sony, I dunno. I’ll
> leave off cause it bugs.
>
>

Ive never turned mine down so it may be a defect.
cliffsteele
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6-Feb(#52)
BucketofJustice wrote:
> Do these portable things have docks? I’m in the market for a new computer and I’m
> thinking about a Legion or Ally since they run Windows and I have like 2 1/2 years
> of Game Pass. I’d like to have flexibility to do some gaming. I’m either going
> to get a portable like this or a mini PC like those Ace Magician PCs I’ve seen
> on Amazon that MetalJesus reviewed a few months back. I don’t need a big beefy
> gaming PC, but I also want to be able to do some decent emulation and have things
> not load at the speed of frozen molasses like the computer I have now. I’ve watched
> so many videos and read so many reviews I’ve lost track of what can do what, so
> if anyone has any advice I’m happy to listen. Thanks in advance.

I have an Ally and I play docked about 30% of the time. Some of those mini pcs have Oculink, which is a great external GPU solution that barely loses any performance. The Ally has an option, but it's a proprietary version of Oculink and the only GPUs that work are their pricey XG mobile boxes. Just adding that to the conversation in case you want to upgrade the power at all.

I love my Ally and it replaced my gaming laptop fully. I dock it on the road and it performs great. PS3, Switch and Xbox 360 all run really well on it, every game I've tried at least. I can't speak to the Legion, but I've heard it's been getting consistent updates so it's probably doing pretty well. I love the VRR on the Ally screen, if I was streaming from my PC more I'd probably go for the Legion for the higher res screen. I just rarely see the need as the Z1 Extreme is enough to run pretty much anything well.
ErickRPG
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6-Feb(#53)
loztdogs wrote:
> It’s the trigger resistance. I turned it of and the the weird noises go away.
> I searched Reddit and a lot of folks say they experience the same thing. I guess
> it’s normal? Maybe mine is nosier than most? I may call Sony, I dunno. I’ll
> leave off cause it bugs.

yeah trigger resistance should not make any noise at all really. You have a slight defect. Up to you whether you want to go through the process of return or repair. But know you do have a defect.


loztdogs
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6-Feb(#54)
ErickRPG wrote:
> loztdogs wrote:
>> It’s the trigger resistance. I turned it of and the the weird noises go away.
>> I searched Reddit and a lot of folks say they experience the same thing. I guess
>> it’s normal? Maybe mine is nosier than most? I may call Sony, I dunno. I’ll
>> leave off cause it bugs.
>
> yeah trigger resistance should not make any noise at all really. You have a slight
> defect. Up to you whether you want to go through the process of return or repair.
> But know you do have a defect.
>

Agreed, I’m gonna fuss with it a bit more and decide. Probably repair since their still a bit hard to come by.


MrBean
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8-Feb(#55)
Anyone have a grip/protector they recommend for the portal? I prefer having something a bit more ... grippy than this: https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

Debating maybe this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
Feeb
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* 8-Feb(#57)
I’d just go with a case like your last photo plus a screen protector unless you want the grip feel of those others. I don’t think they’d provide much at all for shock- and the unit just feels better by itself. I keep mine naked and store it in a case. I’m very careful with it and don’t use it anywhere but my room as well- so it has a low risk lifestyle.
MrBean
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8-Feb(#58)
I cover all of my controllers with skins of some sort. I have hyperhidrosis ... and my hands are sweaty, basically 24/7. I ruin nice things, all the time.
Feeb
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8-Feb(#59)
MrBean wrote:
> I cover all of my controllers with skins of some sort. I have hyperhidrosis ... and
> my hands are sweaty, basically 24/7. I ruin nice things, all the time.

Seems like the second, black thicker skin would be better. I have a similar (first photo) cheaper Chinese cover on my g cloud and it’s not great. It’s slippery when wet - so if you lay your hands on it definitely be livin on a prayer.
MrBean
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* 8-Feb(#60)
I LOVE these for my PS5 controllers, been trying to find something similiar for Portal: https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

The back side is really where they shine, legit just feels awesome.
Bleed_DukeBlue
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8-Feb(#61)
I use this case and love it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

Also, it's $10 cheaper right now than it was when I bought it.

MrBean wrote:
> Eyeing up these as well
>
>
Dusk
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8-Feb(#62)
Highly recommend the Skull and Co. Case. Might have to import it but it's glorious.
MrBean
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13-Feb(#63)
Anyone get Samsung buds to pair to a generic aux Bluetooth adapter? Seems to work with airpods, but failing to get my buds pro 2 connected.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...
Lunar
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13-Feb(#64)
MrBean wrote:
> Anyone get Samsung buds to pair to a generic aux Bluetooth adapter? Seems to work
> with airpods, but failing to get my buds pro 2 connected.
>

From my experience, Samsung buds are sticking to whatever device you first connected it to, you have to manually disconnect from that device first, before it can pair.


MrBean
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13-Feb(#65)
Lunar wrote:
> MrBean wrote:
>> Anyone get Samsung buds to pair to a generic aux Bluetooth adapter? Seems to work
>> with airpods, but failing to get my buds pro 2 connected.
>>
>
> From my experience, Samsung buds are sticking to whatever device you first connected
> it to, you have to manually disconnect from that device first, before it can pair.
>
>
>

A good thought, but tried, no luck.

It's been a lifetime since I've tried to pair a Bluetooth device without an interface. Both the adapter and buds are sitting in pairing mode but they won't connect to each other. There no way to drive through a device.
MrBean
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14-Feb(#66)
So that's interesting ... the Portal shows up in UniFi as a Google/Android device. Is the Portal running Android?
Finn
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14-Feb(#67)
Yes, a heavily modified version of Android 13 I think.
MrBean
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14-Feb(#68)
Finished the last 20ish minutes of Rebirth demo on the Portal, and yeah, I'm still pretty impressed with it.

While remote play well works very well on my PC, it definitely plays better on the Portal, at least it feels like it.

Anyway, glad I went back to it. Also, these grips are pretty sweet: https://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&lo...

Finn
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* 14-Feb(#69)
I love the portal, and while I love the steam deck it just does not feel as good as the portal, So I don't think I would like the remote play app... plus I don't really care in giving up my haptics. I said this before but I think Sony found a form factor for portables that perfect. I want others to steal it! I would love a portable PC style handheld like the portal.
loztdogs
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14-Feb(#70)
Anyone using or have used the rg405v? If so, thoughts? It’s on my radar at the moment. I like vertical form factor.

ErickRPG
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15-Feb(#71)
sold my portal for $250. The performance was just too inconsistant for me. I have a large projector screen and a 4K projector anyway, so it's not like I'm downgrading.

beavis
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15-Feb(#72)
I would love to get a portal, but the main reason for it would be to play at hotels as I travel often. The fact that it can’t do that is still kind of dumbfounding
Feeb
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* 15-Feb(#73)
beavis wrote:
> I would love to get a portal, but the main reason for it would be to play at hotels
> as I travel often. The fact that it can’t do that is still kind of dumbfounding
>

Theoretically it can. You’d just be at the mercy of hotel wifi- and your ps5 needs to be in sleep mode so you can turn it on. 5 mbps is the requirement.
Kommie
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15-Feb(#74)
Hotel wifi is awful. Definitely not getting 5mbps.
beavis
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15-Feb(#75)
Wait I thought it had to be on the same network as the PS5?
Finn
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15-Feb(#76)
beavis wrote:
> Wait I thought it had to be on the same network as the PS5?

No, I used my Portal at my sisters house and that's roughly 300 km away or roughly 186 miles away and it performed just like I was at home.


Hotel wifi can be tricky and if it requires you to go to w website to authenticate like a lot of public wifi you are out of luck. if you have a good data plan I suppose that is a work around. American Data plans seem to be much more generous then up here.
beavis
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15-Feb(#77)
Finn wrote:
> beavis wrote:
>> Wait I thought it had to be on the same network as the PS5?
>
> No, I used my Portal at my sisters house and that's roughly 300 km away or roughly
> 186 miles away and it performed just like I was at home.
>
>
> Hotel wifi can be tricky and if it requires you to go to w website to authenticate
> like a lot of public wifi you are out of luck. if you have a good data plan I suppose
> that is a work around. American Data plans seem to be much more generous then up
> here.

I actually found a way around the authentication part so that wouldn't be the issue. So it would really depend on your home wifi and the hotels wifi. Probably a dumb question, but while your using this does it turn the PS5 on? I assume no one else could use the PS5 to watch stuff, but they could use the tvs apps to watch things, correct?
Feeb
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15-Feb(#78)
It can turn it on if the correct settings are in place on your ps5. Currently mine will only wake it from sleep- I haven’t tried to power it on yet. I have had some hiccups when the ps5 updates or restarts when my portal will not let me connect. Probably the settings are my issue.
MrBean
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15-Feb(#79)

Topic   Potent Portables (Steam, Ally, Portal, etc.)