Archive: Gadgets

Pros and cons of USB webcam

USB webcam, pros of USB webcamWebcam has now-a-days become an integral part of everyone’s life. You can very easily talk to your closed ones, who are at a distant place from yours, face to face using a webcam. If you have a computer enabled with an internet connection, then installing a webcam will enable you to do video conferencing. Many times this can even help you in your professional career as you can easily talk to any person sitting in some different country or even continent.

There are various types of webcams available in the market. Of all the USB webcams have become much popular lately. The main advantage is that you can use the USB webcam in any computer as you simply need to plug in the webcam to the machine to install it.

But then connecting and disconnecting the USB webcam may lead to loosening of the USB socket of your computer as well as of your webcam chord. In such cases the webcam may disconnect in between a conversation. There is hardly any repairing method for the USB webcams.

Review of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The successor of the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has several new features and provides a whole new viewing experience for all. The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has the 4.1 Android Jelly Bean OS with a 1.6 GHz quad-core processor which makes it one of the most efficient notes in today’s world. For networking it supports both 3G and 4G LTE.

It comes with the “S” Pen with optimized “S Pen” facilities such as S Note, S Email (with specific handwriting and customizable features), S Planner, Quick Command and Paper Note Systems etc. It also comes with a special S Note pouch. Multitasking has never been easier. Now you can use the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to do more than one work on the screen. Browse the net and write a note or an email or go through playlist or play a video on the same page at one go. For display it has got HD Super AMOLED of 5.5 inches screen. It also comes with optional 16/32/64GB User memory and an additional micro SD memory slot which can hold up to 64 GB.

What are the advantages of an optical mouse?

The mouse is an input device especially created as a tool for pointing stuff on a graphic user interface. At first the rotation of a ball, a metal ball coated in rubber used to give the direction of the mouse’s movement to the driver software installed which in turn used to relate to the points pointed at on the screen. With the advent of optical mouse’s this has become far easier. Optical mouse have a laser light projector which falls on a surface and gets reflected back inside the mouse, when moved he reflection moves in a direction corresponding to the direction of the mouse pointer or rather the cursor on the screen.

When it comes to advantages the optical mouse does not accumulate dust on itself like the roller mouse. The roller mouse used to accumulate dust on the ball and on the edges making the device less efficient and slower. The roller mouse was also heavier and required a mouse pad for smooth rotation of the ball, whereas there is no particular necessity for a mouse pad in the optical mouse.

Thermal Label Printing Machine: what are its features

Thermal Label Printing Machine, printing machinesA thermal label printing machine is used to print labels of a very large scale especially in the industries. For the purpose of printing, the thermal label printing machines use papers which are heat sensitive. The machines are used for printing barcodes and tags as well. How does the thermal label printing machines function? These machines function by using heat sensitive papers that are passed through a thermal head. Another important feature of the thermal label printing machine is it’s in built computer complete with a keyboard and display screen.

The thermal label printing machines are used to print anything from labels, tags, barcodes, credit cards and a lot more. These machines function when the thermal paper which coats it gets heated. When the thermal coating turns black, images are produced. There are different types of thermal label printing machines available nowadays and they can be found in stores, offline and online.

Some of the coolest gadgets of 2011 for men

The year 2011 marked a subsequent advancement in the field of technology with some of the coolest gadgets men could ask for. The first gadget that comes to mind is the Apple product iPhone 4S which is a new edition of the iPhone series with new added features. Having this phone available in the global market men had hard to take their eyes off it. 2011 also was a remarkable year for gamers as they got back the old retro games of the 80s and 90s in a refined way.

The retro game emulator was introduced in the market which allows you to play any of the old games with exceptional features. Also, Apple product iPad 2 received accolades from Apple users as this new edition of iPad steered men away from any other tablet devices or companies. The other gadgets for men in 2011 includes the Wi-Fi enabled weight and body fat scale for men which monitors our body weight and helps you to maintain a healthy diet.

Must have self defense gadgets for women

Are you thinking of keeping some useful defense equipments with you just like any other educated urban women? Well then let us provide you some sensible plans. Generally a woman can protect herself a variety of ways but if you want to have a number of self defense items with you then you must be competent and comfortable enough while using them.

One of the most easy defense equipment is car keys, if you are attacked by any stranger then you can throw sharp metal made bunch of keys to any of the soft sport of the attacker, be it eyes or any other areas in the face. Keeping a mace or pepper spray could be another useful defensive tool which you can easily hide in the palm of your hand and you can fire it until the attacker is all trapped. Stun guns are also a good choice which can electrify the attacker.

Getting the best digital camera for your money

Having a digital camera is one of the wishes most people have. However, choosing and getting the best digital camera is a mammoth experience for most especially if the person is a beginner or a novice. Cameras like any other electronic goods should be bought from reputable stores. Most people have brand fascination and tend to stick to a particular brand. Even then there are many who want the best camera that money can buy and go for thorough comparison.

The purchase initially entirely depends on the budget one has. Hence set a budget and then look for the cameras in that range. Also the level of expertise plays an important role. While experts would like more of the manual control where they know how to adjust the camera to take the best shots, the learner would like more digital control due to lack of experience. Similarly, whether you wish to shoot wildlife or use it for regular use or just as an essential accessory at home also changes the choice one makes. Further, a thorough comparison of the review of the selected cameras helps to make a definite decision.

Reasons for a slow PSP

PSP has been a delight for all the game lovers. However, the speed of the PSP is a cause of worry for many. As people buy more of the PSP games for their kids, they also are getting frustrated with the problem of speed getting lower by the day. There have been numerous instances where the games get downloaded nicely but the speed starts deteriorating after a week’s time. This is even to the extent that the games barely run. While it is common for free downloaded games, it is very annoying for games that have been bought.

Free downloaded games initially run fast but after sometime the speed goes down. This simply is a trick to promote sales. People will need to buy the game and thereafter it will run at a higher speed again. However even for bought PSP games, sometimes the speed is very low. The reasons for such problems are that PSP versions are tested on higher versions which are not always there in the home computers. Further the configuration mode could be a major problem that needs to be fixed.

Spotting fake memory sticks

The increasing importance of knowledge and information has made storage of information in an easily accessible manner equally important. Hence the need of memory devices to store this information too has grown. There are numerous memory devices manufactured by various companies available in the market. While some are genuine, there are devices which are fakes. The differences are so less that it becomes difficult to distinguish the originals from the fake ones.

Therefore, when purchasing a memory device, care should be taken to buy it from a reputable store. Then the chances of buying a fake are lower. Sometimes people end up buying fake devices because they are offered at very cheaper rates. Hence go for proper brands which have fixed prices. Checking for a valid serial number before getting the device packaged is equally significant. Most original devices have notches and other curves on the edges that distinguish the branded products. These are absent in case of a fake product. Apart from this, the common checking of presence of hologram is obviously required.

Innovative advancements in portable entertainment for homes

People are enduring a faster lifestyle where they do not have time to sit back and enjoy. They want everything on their fingertips including the entertainment. While most use there I pods, cameras, mobile phones, laptops, portable Internet devices for the purpose, there are many who want the feel of home entertainment systems on their portable devices. This is one of the many reasons for the numerous advanced technological products in the last decades.

Along with the smart phones, there are miniature entertainment devices in the market that provide the facilities starting from screen that can show video display like normal TV screen, has MP3 facilities to play DVDs, can be used to surf Internet and download movies and also connect with Pocket dishes which provide the facility of digital video recording. The new concept of PlayStations fulfil all the needs of entertainment for a person from playing games, watching movies, listening to music, surfing Internet, talking or chatting to people around and staying connected giving a wholesome feel of entertainment.