Is Apple’s Magic Mouse a more preferred pointing device!
Jun26

Is Apple’s Magic Mouse a more preferred pointing device!

If you have gone through the last post on Apple Magic Trackpad here then you may have some idea what Apple’s Magic Mouse could be. It has been long since it was launched, but I thought it a good idea to talk about it in relation with the last post. Apple is an expert at creating aesthetically appealing products, but when it comes to functionality of its mice then it isn’t able to convince too many people! Mighty Mouse has been an example in the case and Magic Mouse too seems to follow the same path. Magic Mouse is pretty similar to Magic Trackpad functionally In saying so I mean that this mouse is all about gestures as it is multi-touch, button-less and wireless like the Apple trackpad. The mouse has no visible buttons and its surface behaves as a single button without even the scroll button. It enables you to: Click or double-click Swipe with two fingers Scroll vertically or at 360degree Zoom the screen (hold down Control key on the keyboard and scroll on the mouse subsequently) It has an ambidextrous design that makes it comfortable to work with even by the southpaws. The mouse has left and right button preference which can be changed according to your requirement in the System Preferences. This pointing device also features momentum scrolling where your gesture speed decides the scrolling speed. The Magic Mouse connects to your Mac desktop computer through Bluetooth technology even from and up-to a distance of 33 feet. It detects periods of inactivity and conserves energy of its two AA battery. There is a battery on/off switch too at the back. Where does the problem lie! The mouse has been designed such that it is difficult to grip it! If you can’t hold and move the mouse properly then the entire idea behind it gets defeated. The rectangular shaped peripheral is too low to adjust in your palm and enable free finger movement. Apple’s device is difficult to keep stable while swiping with two fingers too! Moreover, there are fewer options available for customizing the buttons which make it clumsy to operate, at times. As it is many people prefer trackpads to mice because the latter needs more space and it keeps rubbing against other things on the desk. Did I forget to mention that Apple’s Magic Mouse ships for free with iMac? Well, so the choice is yours. I would rather go for the Magic Trackpad which provides better functionality and ease of use than Apple’s other pointing...

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Apple’s Magic Trackpad – a stylish accessory for Mac desktop
Jun18

Apple’s Magic Trackpad – a stylish accessory for Mac desktop

How do you think can you complement your Mac desktop computer and Apple Wireless Keyboard at the best? Apple has come out with a stylish answer in the form of Magic Trackpad. It not only matches the brushed aluminum finish of the keyboard, and the wireless aspect of it, but also sits firm at the same angle on the desk next to your Mac. Read on to know its exclusivity. How is this pointing device different? ‘Multiple gestures’ is the keyword. Yes, this is a multi-touch trackpad that allows you to control the entire screen with ease on the basis of a full set of gestures. Use one finger to click Use your two fingers to scroll Swipe with three fingers Four fingers enable switching between applications Moreover, you have the liberty to disable or enable the gestures according to your liking by visiting the System Preferences! Actions such as inertial scrolling enhance your web experience, and you can swipe through pages as if you were reading a book. How does the trackpad function? This 13cm sq trackpad is 80% bigger than a MacBook Pro trackpad. The entire Magic Trackpad is a large button. You can click or double-click anywhere. You get more space to exercise scrolling, three-finger swiping, pinching to zoom, and rotating with your fingertips. Apple’s new pointing device works using Bluetooth technology and connects securely to your Mac even from a distance of 33 feet. This trackpad is capable of detecting periods of inactivity thus, conserves battery. As it is a wireless device, so it requires two AA batteries to serve your Mac. This touch-friendly trackpad is a class apart with a wear-resistant glass surface ready to replace that tradition mouse. Although artists and gamers may not find it really all that helpful, but those who hate working with a mouse, especially the lefties, can breathe in easy with the advent of a large sized wireless buttonless multi-touch trackpad. It is yet to be seen if Windows’ users can use Apple Magic Trackpad which has been exclusively designed for Mac desktop. It is also yet to be analyzed if such a device can replace the other pointing device-mouse. Amidst all such speculations, one thing is clear that Apple has come out with a neat piece of artistic design which is equally equipped with admirable functionality. Now you can have some fun with your Mac desktop too when the attached peripherals are the wireless keyboard and...

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Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 Surpasses Embedded Webcams
Jun11

Logitech HD Pro Webcam C910 Surpasses Embedded Webcams

Are you still stuck with an embedded webcam that is just capable of showing your face to the person on the other end while chatting? Gone are the days when we used to prop up a small round webcam on our desktop or laptop to see the distanced loved ones. Logitech has introduced HD Pro Webcam C920 which features video calling and video recording at high-definition, thus bridging the distance between you and your family and friends. Although Logitech unveiled a gamut of four webcams, C920 has the most comprehensive set of features as detailed below: Physical Attributes Logitech offers you with HD 720p video calling and Full HD 1080p video recording. The enhanced video chatting is a never before experience for the IM enthusiasts. Amazingly thin, at 25 millimeters deep, C910 offers a trendy look to your computer with its attractive design. This webcam presents crystal-clear studio audio with two microphones and an auto-focusing Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. Logitech Fluid Crystal technology ensures crystal-clear images with rich and true-to-life colors, and smooth and fluid motion videos. Logitech Vid HD HD webcam is ineffective without appropriate software that can broadcast live video in HD. Logitech Vid HD enables you to make HD video call. It is simple, easy, fast and convenient to use Vid HD with Logitech HD webcam which is included with Logitech webcams. You can also download this software for free from the official Logitech website. The pairing of Logitech HD webcam and Vid HD makes high-definition video calling, recording and sharing a dream come true. One-Click Upload Social networking has become an indispensable part of our lives today. In the midst of busy schedules you can still connect to those about whom you care through video exchanges.  Whether it is snapping 10 mp still photos or recording videos, Logitech HD webcam C910 provides you with the one-click feature of uploading them to Facebook or YouTube. Moreover, you can fine-tune your collection with the included Magix, a photo and video editor. Added Features C920 is able to capture enough light even in scantly lit rooms to make the image viewable. The HD webcam is compatible with all known Instant Messengers and video-calling clients. All of the Logitech webcams are Skype certified. You can bin away your traditional webcam and open a new world to video chatting with Logitech HD Pro Webcam...

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Can Buffalo’s Nfiniti Enhance Your Online Gaming Experience?
Aug25

Can Buffalo’s Nfiniti Enhance Your Online Gaming Experience?

If the wireless adapter that you are using currently is unable to provide you with high-speed then how can you enjoy online games? If you wish to make your wired gaming console wireless then Buffalo’s Nfiniti provides you with such a solution in the form of a range of Wireless-N device. WLAE-AG300N is just one of such Buffalo’s products. Nfiniti can be Configured in Three Different Modes Buffalo has designed this device to enable its functioning in three different modes. This dual-band solution is versatile and multifunctional that ensures high-performance data rates in all the three modes. WLAE-AG300N can be configured as an Ethernet Converter. You can connect two wired devices simultaneously to a wireless network. Now, you can make full use of your multimedia devices like gaming consoles. Even DVRs and video streaming hardware can be connected wirelessly on this device. Buffalo’s Nfiniti can be configured to operate as a bridge or repeater too which facilitates in video streaming, and you can expect an extended range of wireless network too. To create a wireless network WLAE-AG300N can be configured as an access point which ensures interference free connectivity. Features The chassis of this dual-band device enables simple installation sans drivers. Buffalo’s Nfiniti can be moved from one device to another without any need for re-installation. It is designed as per the IEEE 802.11n specification and is backward compatible. To ensure compatibility with other certified devices WLAE-AG300N is Wi-Fi Certified™. For up-to two simultaneous connections there are two built-in 10/100 ports on this device. Buffalo’s Nfinity offers you with limitless flexibility. WLAE-AG300N is a small sized device that ensures a cost-effective wireless solution for all of you who want to enjoy uninterrupted, high-speed online gaming experience at the comfort of your...

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OCTOVO Vintage Book Cover for Kindle 2
Jul20

OCTOVO Vintage Book Cover for Kindle 2

The Amazon’s Kindle series of e-Book readers has changed the way we read books today. With thousands of books available through the e-Ink display of Kindle, book reading has become a revolutionized experience in itself. Like all your highly esteemed possessions, Kindle 2/DX too needs high grade protection from scratches and accidental falls. OCTOVO’s Vintage Book Cover for Kindle 2 not only takes care of your invaluable device, but at the same time makes you feel as if you are reading out of a book. Look and Feel of the Cover Once you lay your eyes on this strikingly attractive cover, you are bound to possess it. The luxurious Italian leather exudes with style in your hands with the trendy Kindle 2/DX inside snuggled within microfiber interior lining. The excellently crafted OCTOVO cover sports a smooth grain finish and contrasting stitch. Its grainy nature absorbs the moisture spots and provides the cover with a unique, dynamic exterior that lasts long. The cover may seem to be light, but its rustic quality endows it with that true vintage look and superior support for Kindle 2/DX. Custom Made for Kindle 2 OCTOVO Vintage Book Cover is custom designed for Kindle 2/DX. You can access all the navigation features and the power button of your Kindle 2/DX while it is cushioned inside the cover. Moreover, the smooth, rounded edges of the device are neatly covered by the contoured OCTOVO cover. The most striking feature of this cover is the way it utilizes the mounting system or the hinge of the Amazon Kindle 2. The Kindle gets lodged perfectly through the hinge and doesn’t budge from there even when you are travelling. The cover’s front flap folds back easily to facilitate you to hold it comfortably like a real book in one hand whether stretched on your bed or travelling in a bus. It features a pocket on the interior for keeping notes, cards or other important papers while you are on the move. OCTOVO Vintage Book Cover evokes the “feel” of reading with the Kindle 2/DX inside it. You can display Kindle as well as the chic cover to your friends with élan and bask in their admiration for both. Update: The above cover may not be available on Amazon, bu there are some very good kindle covers on that site, and I particularly like the following one: Kindle Lighted Cover (Fits 6″ Display, Latest Generation Kindle) Buy...

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Dell Streak – Striking Smartphone
Jul20

Dell Streak – Striking Smartphone

What do you generally prefer in a smartphone? It should be thin, light, with a big screen real estate, and packed with features. Don’t you desire to be centre of attraction with a smartphone in your hands when in a crowd? What can be better to become an eye candy when your phone has a large screen which Dell Streak provides along with a striking design? Screen and Design It is indeed the 5 inch, 800 x 480 LCD WVGA capacitive multi-touch display that grabs the attention of one and all. Dell has launched its Android based 9.98 mm thick and 220g phone in stiff competition with iPad. Dell’s product is very much pocket-able. The device has three capacitive buttons – back, menu and home – mic, volume rocker, power and camera buttons, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. In addition, there is a mono-speaker that produces loud sound and at the same time suppresses a good amount of background noise. Web browsing on this gadget is an exhilarating experience in itself. With the comfort of viewing on a large screen (display is really good even in bright sun) and that too in any of the two modes – landscape or portrait – you can enjoy e-book reading and video playback. There is a VGA front-facing camera which enables video chat and it is equipped with apps such as Fring and Qik. Another 5mp auto-focus camera with dual flash light is at the back. Software Dell Streak with 1GHz Snapdragon enables you to pinch-zoom and its performance is pretty fast. Apart from the pre-installed Facebook widget and Twitter widget there is preloaded QuikOffice that facilitates you to view Microsoft Office documents. Dell’s smartphone offers you with pre-loaded 30 days trial of Touchdown which facilitates contacts, calendar and mail sync via Exchange ActiveSync. You can enjoy AcroSoft Mobile Media Gallery as a ‘Photos & Videos’ app along with the Android Market. To top it all you have Google Maps for navigation with turn-by-turn voice direction. Battery and Memory With 1530mAH battery Streak has 512MB RAM. The phone has 2GB of system storage along with a micro SD slot for up-to 32GB cards. Now, the most amazing feature is the battery life of Dell’s smartphone. Any guesses? Well, well, you get a good 12 hours per charge. Apart from the usual Wi-Fi b/g, Bluetooth, 2.0+ EDR and GPS, digital compass, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor what you can enjoy the most is YouTube videos on a larger screen. The choice is clear. You can have immense fun with the efficient and smart Dell...

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