As other outlets flood your timeline with fake news and reviews on April’s Fool, I decided to stray from the industry-beaten formula and simply try something new for my channel/website. It’s not a joke, it’s not a fake review, but a one-off experiment in which I will delegate the task of writing a complete review to AI. After all – what kind of tech website I would be if I didn’t have at least one article about Chat GPT?
3 reviews for the price of 1
I’m not worried about Chat GPT. I’m not even slightly impressed by sensational headlines including AI and Chat GPT lately. I’m not going to be replaced by the machine, at least not for NotEnoughTech – for two reasons:
- I’m in charge
- Chat GPT v4 already exists and absolutely no one goes to chat.openAI.com to generate product reviews they’d like to read.
Now that we have this straight, I promised something new for the website and the channel so let’s roll with it.
Chat GPT is trending and everyone is “fake worrying” about their jobs. Or do they? A bit pessimistic part of me assumes they do all of that doom preaching to get even more of that sweet ad revenue from clicks While impressive, Chat GPT is not going to take over all the jobs that journalists are eager to mark as “endangered” in their articles. As a language model, it misses the mark in every category but creating believable speech.
To back my statement up, I set up a small experiment in which you get to decide if I’m replaceable. I’m going to produce 3 reviews of the same product (that didn’t exist in the training data):
- review completely written by me
- review completely written by AI based on the product copy
- review written by me, but improved by AI
The review is going to be shorter than usual. It’s the only way to keep you sane, as you compare three versions of a review for the same product. While I have completely free reign, Chat GPT will be fed the product description from the AliExpress listing to evaluate the product and a list of pros and cons (I’m a merciful master). As the ArrowMax Pro didn’t exist before 2019, Chat GPT won’t be able to use the existing reviews as a baseline.
In the last version, I’ll show you how I could use technology to make the content I produce better, without selling my soul completely to Skynet.
Arrowmax Pro – review (or 3)
Firstly, the product’s small and precise power is certainly a plus point. The OLED screen and fine operation make it easy to use, while the 200r/min rotation speed provides powerful performance and high work efficiency. Additionally, its lightweight design makes it portable, which is always a plus.
However, there are some cons that I have to mention. The speed of the screwdriver is quite low, which can be frustrating when you need to work quickly. Also, the selection of bits included with the set is not very useful. I found myself having to use my own bits most of the time. Finally, I found that the button on the screwdriver is oriented too high, which can make it awkward to use.
On the positive side, the screwdriver’s circular arc surface design is a nice feature. It makes it easy to control the screwdriver during work and the grip is more comfortable, even for those with arthritic hands. I also appreciate the 4 adjustable torque and dual mode options, which can meet your requirement of tightening or loosening screw bits.
The set includes 34 different types of bits, which is certainly a plus point. It makes the power screwdriver versatile enough to assemble and disassemble most of the 3C products, laptops, four-axis unmanned machines, glasses, clocks, toys, and models, making it very suitable for people who like electronic equipment.
Finally, the long-lasting battery life is another plus point. The 500mAh battery can tighten a total of 900 screws, and the USB-C port is convenient for you to charge at any time.
In conclusion, while there are some cons to the Arrowmax Pro electronic precision screwdriver, such as the low speed and limited selection of bits, its circular arc surface design, adjustable torque, and long-lasting battery life make it a solid choice for those in need of a precision screwdriver.
Thanks to its non-circular profile, the Arrowmax Pro doesn’t roll off the table, and the small OLED display, motion activation, and LED light put it in the same league as my previous tool. With four different gears, you can torque it up to 2kgN, which is impressive considering its feather-light design. It’s good enough to handle the repairs of most electronics, but not suitable for anything else. The OLED display allows you to set the gearing and manual/wrist motion activation. This could come in handy if you have 50 screws to add and are tired of twisting your wrist. However, I wouldn’t go back to manual activation again as motion-controlled screwing is too much fun.
One thing that bothered me was the included bits. While they may be suitable for the general population, I have too many “exotic” bits and not enough typical ones, such as hex sizes and philips heads. To turn this tool into the ultimate repair friend, you’ll need to assemble a set of bits based on your specific requirements.
The Arrowmax Pro boasts 200RPMs, but for me, it’s a massive (over 50%) slowdown from the ES15’s 470RPMs. It takes longer to tackle screws, and I miss the impact driver function.
In conclusion, I wasn’t sure if I would like the Arrowmax Pro, but at the $30-$40 mark, it’s half the price of the ES15, does the job almost as well, and the battery lasts what seems like forever. The saved dollars are worth the speed sacrifice and the trouble of creating your own palette of bits. If you’re looking to treat yourself or give a perfect gift under $40 for anyone interested in making or electronics, the Arrowmax Pro is a winner.
Thanks to its non-circular profile, it doesn’t roll on the table and the included small OLED display, motion activation and LED light puts it in the same league as my previous tool. With four different gears, you can torque it up to 2kgN which is impressive considering the feather-light design. It’s good enough to tackle the repairs of most of the electronics. In short: it is good enough for machine screws but bad for anything else.
OLED display allows setting the gearing and manual/wrist motion activation. Could come in handy if you have 50 screws to add and are tired of twisting your wrist, however, I wouldn’t go back to manual activation ever again as motion-controlled screweing is just too much fun. Screwing things in and out isn’t partuclairly fun, but ArrowMax Pro brings fun to this aspect of interacting with Raspberry Pi and Arduino kits. It’s been years since I got my first motion driven screwdriver and the novelty of it hasn’t wore off and you could see me using it assembling various kits in my livestreams and videos.
Things to improve
ArrowMax Pro boasts 200 RPMs, but for me, it’s a massive (over 50%) slowdown from ES15 470 RPMs. You’ll take longer to tackle the screws, I will also miss the impact driver function.
I don’t consider my workflow to be wildly different from the general population, so the included bits bother me a little. I have too many “exotic” bits and not enough typical ends: hex sizes, Philips heads – to turn this tool into the ultimate repair friend, you’ll need to assemble a set of bits based on your requirements.
I wasn’t sure if I like ArrowMax Pro, but at the $30-40 mark, it’s half the price of ES15, does the job almost as well as the other one and the battery last what seemed like forever. All the saved dollars are worth the speed sacrifice and the trouble of creating the palette of bits of your own. If you are looking to treat yourself or give a perfect gift under $40 to anyone interested in making or electronics – you just scored a winner.
Which one had the biggest impact on your opinion about the product, sparked your interest in ArrowMax Pro or even piqued the impulse to buy one for yourself? Feel free to share your thoughts in this Reddit thread before you read the next part.
At the moment Chat GPT excels at building language structure that flows nicely but fails to capture the essence and the purpose of each creation. Each output generated by Chat GPT feels subdued even when forced to express an emotional reaction. I’m not talking about opinion bias, which is often discussed online, but the way each sentence is generated. The whole review feels clinical and devoid of context and purpose. Humans are very good at picking on that.
It becomes painfully obvious when I try to read it online with my own voice. Despite my best acting attempts, it’s almost impossible to sound genuine.
make it “in the style of…”
Frankly speaking, other than the vocabulary list, the modifier fails to capture the essence of that person. It may capture the words and grammar most often used by that person but not intent or context – the two most important things when it comes to successful communication.
I could try and write a review in someone’s style, but why? This person already exists and other than blatantly trying to copy, imitate and capitalise on their existence, I see no other valid explanation. It’s like creating a crappier version of Coca-Cola or making fake RayBans. Or in a more applicable example – writing a product copy that passes as a review on Amazon.
AI in the future
The AI-powered future is scary. It’s not going to take your job. People who use AI to manipulate text, images and videos to create often damaging views of our reality will likely be responsible for your future job loss and general misery.
Chat GPT and AI-generated content can become the ultimate Instagram filter to alter our impression of the reality we see online. It may seem easy to you (and right now) to spot the difference between AI-created reality and what’s real, but this world is already full of examples of how internet lies shaped the political landscape even before AI had its chance to dip any toes in it.
It has small significance now, but the future suddenly feels less optimistic.
Chat GPT is the Mc Donalds of the food industry. We all go there when trapped between a rock and a 4h motorway drive, and it does the job of fending off starvation away for a while. Consuming a bland extra-large meal, that resembles nothing like the thing advertised on the price wall, we dream about a better culinary future. We all know that a homemade sandwich outperforms it in quality, nutrition, cost and pretty much everything else. Next time you find yourself hungry near Maccies, it’s on you. Don’t spend that $20 on a meal, put it aside, plan your route and meals better and use my affiliated link to buy ArrowMax Pro instead!
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