Lucifer Morningstar

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  1. Update: Xiaomi is rubbish with stock firmware. Unfortunately, I'm not at all interested in doing a "home assistant" setup at present. So the Xiaomi has been sent to someone who will use it. Sensorpush: 48 hours after I put it in a Boveda calibration kit I calibrated it to 75%. It's now back in the calibration kit for another 48 hours. The current reading it 74.8%. The calibration kit is less than a month old and is triple bagged. So far, I like the Govee's they're fairly accurate after fiddling with them. All to within 1% again. I've got them in a bag with a Boveda humidity pack, and 2 hygrometers just to quadruple check, and will fiddle with them again throughout the week. All I can say so far is he Govee's are very good for the price. Inkbird is mediocre. I probably will donate these, break them, or have them outside or something. Sensorpush is also good, but pricey. Xiaomi if you want to dick around with a "home assistant" setup is probably on-par with Sensorpush seeing as they use the same monitor. Home assistant can be read about here. From what I know, it supports all sorts of devices, Govee's, Sensorpush, Xiaomi, and probably lots more. I may or may not buy the WirelessTags. I'm still on the fence on that front.
  2. Unfortunately, there is not many wireless hygrometers to claim accuracy within ±1%. I say not many - but I only know of 1. It's wirelesstag.net You want the Pro ALS. This product requires their wifi thing. I haven't bought one from there yet, but I probably will. I'm testing a sensorpush at present. Its too early to tell, otherwise I'd give you feedback. I did try a Xiaomi and was very surprised. It is very accurate with custom firmware. The only negative is that the Xiaomi app fails when the device has said custom firmware. There is a way to get a smartphone app working, but it involves way too much trouble (IMO) for my use cases. Take a look at home-assistant.io. Let me know what you choose! Sent from my SM-G965F using Tapatalk
  3. I've got a Cartier lighter that was my Grandmothers, it's a little hard to light, I hardly use it. My dream would probably be the Dupont double soft flame - forget the name. I have a fake Dupont, it's nice. As silly as I am with money - I couldn't justify $1,000 (or more) on a lighter. I have a Maxijet, though. It's nice - never fails to light. However, I find myself using the Xikar, Colibri Julius, and the generic eBay/Aliexpress "Cohiba" branded lighters more. Sure they might not light on the first attempt, but they do the job just as well in terms of actually getting the cigar lit.
  4. I'm waiting for mine to ship. It's nearly 3 weeks and it still hasn't shipped. I'd highly suggest dealing with someone higher up in the company to get things done easier. Some of the staff have poor English.
  5. I'll report: Bought 5 Govee's. Bought 2 different Inkbirds. Bought 1 Sensorpush. Bought 1 Xiaomi. Initial thoughts: The Inkbirds are always off a bit, even after calibration. Requiring constant fiddling. The Govee's are solid. The only problem I foresee is replacing the battery. Since the units themselves are so tiny they might be easy to break. This is all after 24+ (but not 48) hours of calibration. I normally do 48 hours and then adjust settings, but I decided to do 24 hours. I'll adjust again at the 48 hour mark. Not sure how accurate temperature is, though. The Sensorpush hasn't arrived yet. But I expect it to be as good, or better than the Govee's. Xiaomi on the other hand also hasn't arrived. The default firmware doesn't allow calibration. Apparently, you can flash a different ROM on it. I may do that. It allegedly uses the same sensor as a Sensorpush or Govee. I really am not sure what to expect from it.
  6. I went ahead and bought a MON1800A. The sales process for me leaves a lot to be desired. Also, the shipping method has changed to by sea only, whereas before there were a few options. The pricing of the shipping also doesn't match sea freight - it's more akin to air freight. Sea freight is substantially cheaper than air freight, yet the pricing doesn't reflect that. I hope the product reflects quality in terms of how expensive it is...
  7. I should've been more specific. I mean wireless as in Bluetooth/Wifi with data logging. Thanks for the suggestion. Thanks for the suggestion. I've bought 5 of these. It seems the most popular are Sensorpush and Govee. Unfortunately, Sensorpush is extremely expensive when it comes to buying 1 unit for each shelf. I've bought Sensorpush, 5 Govee's, 1 each of Inkbird devices, and Xiaomi apparently use the same sensor as the Sensorpush but aren't able to be calibrated (I may flash the ROM to something different). Anyway, thanks for the suggestions. If I missed any popular unknown devices, I'd love to know.
  8. I think the Xikar would be the only option then. However, using a 120mm PC fan with an adapter, ribbon cable, and mechanical timer would be the other option. There are some timed fans, but it's usually a timer to turn the fan off.
  9. Hi BOTL/SOTL, I'd like to know what everyone uses for wireless monitoring of their storage. Specifically with the option of showing historical data So far from what I have read is the Sensorpush is basically the king, with the Govee units a cheaper alternative. Xiaomi apparently use the same sensors as the Govee or Sensorpush - but I'd be hesitant to buy a bunch of those if they turn out to be duds. As I am in Australia pricing will be from Amazon (listed). Unfortunately, me being in Australia means there is a nice tax on it because Australia. The options I have: Sensorpush. $83 each. Govee. $19 each. Inkbird. $22, or $44 depending on the unit. Maybe something from Alibaba/Aliexpress? Xiaomi? Anything else? Ideally, the unit would be under $100 for each sensor and be accurate to ±3, or less. I'm receiving a Raching MON1800A (basically a cigar cooler with humidifying) and would like some decent hygrometers to monitor and have the ability to do graphs. So before I go ahead and buy 5 of anything, I'd like to know. I've currently bought 3 different units, but anyone recommendations from experience would be great. Thanks!
  10. It's thermoelectric. It will be affected by the ambient temperature. Keep it in a cooler environment and you should be fine. Although, 67F is a fine temperature to keep cigars in (I'd imagine),
  11. What about something like the VALTERRA A10-2606 or the Camco Fridge Airator? They won't move much air, but probably more than a Xikar one. Alternatively, you could get a 120mm PC fan, get an adapter to make it USB powered, and use a USB ribbon cable to not break the seal? Any mains phone charger would work with the fan.
  12. John's quality of work is second to none. He's fast, communicated extremely well, and surprisingly cheap for the quality of work.
  13. Howdy folks, Old post: So basically I bought a Cybercool 28 Bottle. I bought beads (Heartfelt, HCM) and i also installed 4 fans on the top and bottom of the unit. I also bought a Cigar Oasis humidifier. I also had shelves and drawers made by John, his work is second to none. I also bought Boveda packs because I was worried that beads wouldn't do the job. The story up until that point was the humidity was holding ok I wasn't pleased and I basically stopped caring. It was winter and the humidity was in the acceptable range for me (62 - 68). Temperature was fine due to an external temperature controller. Along comes summer and the unit cools a lot more often, and with just beads (because the oasis is crap) humidity was dropping into the 50's. Fans running, beads everywhere, Bovedas also there. I removed some Boveda's and beads, and it helped a little... I had some 7L Sistema's for storage reasons and I also had 3 SC shelves that you buy for about $15. I see people using these as tupperdors. As they have a nice seal around it I had the bright idea of shoving in the SC shelves, put beads in and shove it in the cooler. it worked! Humidity has been fine, I've been looking at it regularly, the temperature is great, the humidity is rock solid at 65 - 67% RH. I totally gave up trying to make a TE Cooler humidor work. So as I grow my selection, more Tupperware will follow. The wire shelves will go in the cooler, and Tupperware will sit on it. This is due to summer making the cooler run more often, and Australia's electricity costs too high to make running an air conditioner 24/7 un-economical unless you're super rich. Electricity prices for us is at least $10/day without the air conditioner running. I really would have liked to have gotten the wine cooler working without having to get Tupperware in it. But my skills are limited to hot glue, wooden dowels, and Velcro. But I can't. Tupperware works, and the cooler works. Humidity and temperature absolutely fine. Hasa diga eebowai.
  14. I noticed some things of mine fell off inside my humi's/wineador when seasoning. A hot glue gun will work so long as you give it a good amount of time to set. High humidity will always weaken any sort of glue or adhesive. You could always get better magnets as well. Neodymium magnets are awesome.
  15. 1 - Not at all. 2 - No. Considering from all the stores in Australia I've bought from keep the original bands under the plain packaging ones I see no point going bandless. Why some stores remove the original bands when plain packaging doesn't require you to bewilders me. Which is the main reason I don't/won't shop there. While I don't exactly care for the bands, it's a matter of principal. 3 - I don't agree with plain packaging, I would rather have less taxes, though. Main reason I import is it's cheaper. 4 - Plenty of stores to by from already. On a side note - I've been to a few B&M and simply asked for original cigar boxes - they've been happy to oblige on the condition I'm not a government official. I mean seriously, a tonne of people do "money under the counter" it's no secret, so B&M doing real boxes isn't exactly unknown either. Adding on to the matter of principal - I don't go to the vet 3 minutes away because he's a wanker, so I go to the one 10 minutes away that costs more - but they're nicer. I won't vote for a party that's republican, or has a republican leader because I'm a staunch monarchist and proudly have The Queen's portrait in the loungeroom. Things like that. I'd rather have the original bands on the cigars under the plain packaging ones, as is allowed. I like putting them in a jar, even though I don't exactly look at the jar for any longer than it takes to stuff any in there.

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