[root@conrad ~]# apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up fuse (2.9.3-15+deb8u3) ...
Creating fuse device...
/run/udev or .udevdb or .udev presence implies active udev. Aborting MAKEDEV invocation.
chmod: cannot access '/dev/fuse': No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing package fuse (--configure):
subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I have no idea why my fuse got bonked, but I simply made a folder named fuse in the dev folder and everything works as intended again.
I am trying to connect the official app to it and it cannot detect the speaker. Assuming that the software is written correctly, I think that the inside of this speaker differs from the original. Oh well!
I promised to make a few more pictures of this fake JBL. I say fake somewhat hesitantly, because it’s quality is extremely good. And with that I am referring to the shell and its finishing. The logo has not been glued on straight but hey, what can you expect.
Sound quality is something I can’t really judge. I had the impression that the JBL speakers were bass monsters, but this one doesn’t really seem to have a good oompf. I do not have an original speaker to compare it with, unfortunately.
Another interesting thing is the labeling of the device, manual and the box. On the bottom of the device, you can read “XERTMT”:
The box, on the other hand, reads XTEMRE:
While the name on the manual is EXTEME:
Quite literally the only time they had it right. So what’s going on here, because if you copy a box, simply copy a box! And don’t make additional typos like “rtable Wireless Speaker”.
So is this a fake or this this a rejected batch of a production once ordered by JBL? I know from an old friend that you have to check every thing that comes out of a Chinese factory so you can be sure your customer gets what he or she pays for. But it’s a fake. Of course. 😉
It also comes with two matching cables, one aux and one usb.
And a carrying strap!
So did I score a JBL for 19 euro? I have no idea, because I cannot open the product without damaging it I think. No, I’ll post the pictures of the inside soon.
A few years ago we spotted a box with film reels. We looked into the box and we could read labels with births, birthdays, marriages and holidays.
Interesting stuff if you are into mystery things and especially when you realize that it’s someone’s or some family’s life! How does something like this end up on a flea market? The sellers of the box were not even the original owners and had no idea where it came from.
I asked them what they wanted for the box and I had to pay one euro. Just one euro. So I bought it immediately and managed to score a Super8 projector from my employer. This projector is not capable of picking up the sound track, but so be it. If I find a more luxurious projector for a bargain, I will go get that.
In the next episode, I will tell you how much information I have gathered so far.