my V has arrived and I’ve been using it for about a week. I won’t do a review as I feel it was very well covered: unboxing experience was premium, the device itself is just pure joy to work with.
In the spirit of the community, I would rather share the accessories that I’m using with my V, feel free to ask questions if any of this needs clarifications! Throughout the past year, I gathered information and found a few items that I would need with the V. Here they are, in no particular order, in case it may help other V owners! Comments are based on about 1 week usage.
tb3 40gbps cable
It’s a cable but I figured I would get a 40gbps cable to kind of future proof the V and whatever TB peripherals might be in my future! Good cable, charges fine, have yet to test the speed of it.
minix neo-c (HDMI, USB-C Charge support, RJ45, etc.)
I needed an HDMI and RJ45 connection for the office, the adapter works great, charges the V when the charging cable is plugged in it, great little add on.
HDMI to VGA adapter
We have older projectors at the office, needed a VGA connection for presentations using the V. Works great coupled with the minix
ASAP MagX cable for data and charge
I love magnetic cables, makes plugging and unplugging the devices easier. This one does support 87W for PD charging and allows data transfer, although it’s a little pricey and would have benefited from a charging LED in my case!
USB-C Digital Mutlimeter
Used to validate the power delivered to the V, as a bonus is a great indicator to see if the V is charging
I travel a fair amount and I wanted to minimize the number of things I would carry, hence the combined USB A and USB C charger. Works great, provides the same amount of juice to the V as the bundled charger (RIP warranty, I guess… Won’t be the first time )
iMuto 20100 mAh battery pack with PD
This one is cool for longer overnight trips, battery pack with PD! Provides the same wattage as the original V charger. V is 6400 mAh so I figure I’m good for 2-3 charges, maybe?
–> Note on chargers: Regardless of the cable configuration used, through the minix or not, the original charger provides 15V at 2A. Using the iMuto charger or battery pack, it climbs to 20V at 2A. Considering the USB PD specs, that seems to indicates that the charger and the V perform a handshake and the V asks for 20V. My question is: why is the charger provided with the V not able to charge at 20V if the V supports it?
Surface Pro 4 Screen Protector
The notch at the top clears the sensor and the camera, super easy installation. It’s not a perfect fit, the curve of the device differs but the corners are in the bezels so it’s kind of compatible.
Brotect Eve V Screen Protector
Kind of pricey but perfect fit for the V
EDIT: NOT MADE OF GLASS! I know it says “Glass screen protector” but it’s flexible, do not purchase if you’re looking for tempered glass!!!
dbrand Eve V skin
Black dragon on the back and carbon on the trackpad. I feel like the “tap” on the trackpad is not as sensitive with the skin, I may remove it after some more experience with it
5.11 Messenger bag
Awesome bag for the daily commute with all the needed accessories, very roomy, love the bag!
Much smaller capacity than the 5.11 but awesome when traveling light, walking longer distances and/or if not all accessories are needed
Multipoint BT Audio receiver
My headset is bluetooth but not multipoint… When in the office, I wire it to this awesome device and it’s connected to the V and my phone, using it for both Google Hangouts and phone calls
3.5mm braided audio cables for recessed ports
If you have a recessed audio port on a headset, this cable is awesome!
Have fun with your Vs!