Buying an MP3 Player? Don’t mistake overlooking some key features
Jul08

Buying an MP3 Player? Don’t mistake overlooking some key features

I was excited to listen to my first MP3 music player. I kept it on even while sleeping on the first night. Next day morning I carried it to the gym. Whether jogging or traveling my MP3 Player was an inseparable part of my life for a week. And then suddenly it stopped working while I was on a workout! It was a shock for both of us. I never cared to know the device before and after buying it unless losing it to mishandling. Sharing with you a few facts may help you make wise choices while buying one for yourself. Buy an MP3 Player suiting your lifestyle Believe it or not, but the truth is that MP3 Player needs to be bought to adapt your lifestyle and not the other way round. Keep these few key features in mind before purchasing: Storage medium The MP3 Players are available with two types of storage medium – hard-drive based and flash based. The hard-drive players offer most storage space, tend to be larger in size, and at the same time they are prone to damage as hard disks are fragile. You need to avoid jumping around with it! The flash based players are more durable, smaller in size and lighter which makes them ideal for travelling or workouts. Storage capacity If you are a music aficionado, and you love to carry a wide variety of music collection then hard-drive based player is best for you. It can accommodate nearly 20,000 songs for you with the maximum storage capacity of around 80GB. If music is just to keep you company everywhere then you can opt for a flash-based player which offers nearly 2000 tunes with a storage capacity of 8GB. Battery life MP3 music players generally use rechargeable batteries. If you buy a hard-drive based device then be aware of its power inefficiency. Due to movable parts such devices consume more battery. If you happen to view video then the battery life reduces even further. On the other hand, flash-based devices are energy-efficient and are capable of supporting 20 to 50 hours of battery life. Check out some more features to get the best deal The interface of your digital audio device should be easier to understand and faster to operate to enable faster loading of music on the device. Always buy a player with maximum capacity and one with FM tuner to offer your ears a wider variety of music. Be careful to note whether maximum file formats are supported by the MP3 Player of your choice. Also, it should be software/hardware compatible to sync with your PC without much...

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Fitbit – Workout and monitor your physical activities
Oct20

Fitbit – Workout and monitor your physical activities

Don’t be surprised if you happen to spot people wearing similar tie pins. Now, don’t be shocked if I tell you that it is not a tie pin at all! It is no more a secret device. It is a pocket-sized pedometer called Fitbit that enables you to keep a track of your physical activities throughout the day. What does it do exactly? Well, this three inch portable device simply tracks your daily activity which includes each step that you take; your standing at the counter while just moving your hands; your sitting at the desk, and all that you can think of. This activity tracker has a tri-axial accelerometer or to simply put it, a 3-D motion sensor that does the following: Tracks your steps Calculates the intensity level of your movement The distance travelled The calories burned Moreover, it also records how well you slept. How does it record these activities? Fitbit is addictive as once you lay your hands on it you will never leave it behind wherever you may be. It is an all-day and all-night companion which can drive you crazy about your fitness level. All you have to do is to visit the Fitbit website and enter your height, weight, sex and meals. Next, just plug the device, and begin with your daily routine. You get a lifetime account which interacts with the device clipped on you. Whenever you pass by the base-station the data gets updated on your device. The pedometer has an OLED display where you can view the steps taken by you, distance travelled, calories burned, and a flower that grows bigger as your activities increase. The battery lasts for 10 days between charge, so you can just keep it by your side, clipped to your clothing or snuggled in your pocket. You just need to take care not to lose it in a field of grass (It is pretty small). Whether you are a fitness freak, a gadget geek or a lazy being you are just going to love this device and want to do more physical effort on seeing the flower bloom. Take the right steps and enjoy the personal activity tracker,...

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Seiko Active Matrix EPD watch-change your taste to digital E-Ink watches
Oct05

Seiko Active Matrix EPD watch-change your taste to digital E-Ink watches

Yes, you read that correct. The E-Ink technology is no more limited to e-Book Readers like Kindle, but experimental heads like Seiko are going beyond the’ impossible’. It is not the first time that Seiko has launched an E-Ink watch, but this time by implementing advanced technology the concept watch, Seiko Active Matrix EPD, is all set to reach the retail outlets. How does it work? Seiko has successfully integrated the high resolution active matrix E-Ink screen technology in its watch. Following are the three highlights of its efficient functioning: Great display: This non-analog quartz timepiece doesn’t have a name yet, but the term EPD in its present name stands for “Electrophoretic Display”. It is the preferred method of using E-Ink technology. You are gifted with an easy-to-read screen with a clear display. Battery not required: The active matrix display in the Seiko EPD watch allows the screen to refresh itself “actively”. This facilitates in displaying information on the screen without draining the battery. If you change the display it is then that the battery is used. Moreover, this exquisite digital watch is powered through a solar cell! Always accurate time: Seiko Active Matrix EPD watch is radio controlled. It receives local time from the nearest atomic clock. Accurate time is guaranteed for you if you select Seiko’s watch over the analog one. Features Check out these amazing features of Seiko E-Ink timepiece: LED light to see the screen in the dark Power reserve of 9 months and 41 months when in ‘sleep’ mode Perpetual calendar with year, month, date and day of week Dual time function Alarm settings World time in 32 cities Sound demonstration function Battery level indicator Overcharge prevention function If you are a wrist watch connoisseur and love collecting timepieces then you can’t escape Seiko’s trap. If you desire to wear a digital watch with retro looks, yet innovative at technology then be on alert for the grand launch of Seiko Active Matrix EPD watch. It is not going to be highly priced and the year end is round the corner when the E-Ink watch will hit the...

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BlackBerry PlayBook – Ready To Beat iPad?
Sep29

BlackBerry PlayBook – Ready To Beat iPad?

Well, compare some specs, and it would seem so! RIM has declared an open war. If you are still clueless then just think. To begin with, when some big-shots start flooding the market with a similar product with some tweaks here-n-there then what happens. Yes, healthy competition increases, and we as customers get the best of the lot. I am talking about the world of tablets. Market is already witnessing sparks flying rave with the announcement of BlackBerry PlayBook tablet by RIM, and more so, as Apple’s iPad is going to face a tough call. Smaller Screen Increases Portability Are you already comparing iPad with PlayBook. Anyway, just check out the following details: RIM’s new gadget measures 5.1”x7.6”x0.4” and weighs less than a pound which is much lighter and slimmer than iPad. The 7” LCD (iPad has 9.7” display) is a WSVGA capacitive multi-touch screen with gesture support. The tablet is ultra thin and portable. It can be easily packed into your briefcase without having to worry about the weight. iPad’s Pain Points Are Highlights Of PlayBook RIM is targeting the business customer through its BlackBerry tablet. It features not only corporate applications and advanced data-security features, but ensures that the device is convenient for both, work and play. BlackBerry PlayBook provides you with uncompromised, true web experience as it supports Flash Player 10.1. Adobe Mobile AIR and HTML 5 (iPad has been criticized for not supporting Flash). The premium multimedia features make it all the more attractive with dual HD cameras – 3MP front facing and 5MP rear facing – supporting 1080p HD video recording along with video and audio playback. Interestingly the BlackBerry OS 6 of BlackBerry Torch is replaced by BlackBerry Tablet OS which is QNX’s software. You can connect the BlackBerry Tablet using Wi-Fi hotspots and easily sync it with the BlackBerry Smartphone using Bluetooth. This BlackBerry device may prove as an innovative game-changing product for this growing niche market. So, keep your ears opened for the announced date when BlackBerry PlayBook will be available for you to purchase. If you are not a die-hard fan of iPad then you are bound to lay your hands on this amazing gadget. Buy...

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Toshiba Libretto W100 – You Too Missed The Train?
Sep16

Toshiba Libretto W100 – You Too Missed The Train?

Now, you can’t blame Amazon or Toshiba for your laziness! Amazon says clearly that the device has been sold out. Are there some out there who are wondering what gibberish is this all about? Let me clear that I am talking about Toshiba’s ‘Concept PC’ Libretto W100. It is the latest feather in Tosh’s cap of innovation to have introduced a dual-screen ultra-mobile laptop. Surprised? Well, well it is a cute little gadget and really hot (it gets pretty hot!) which being a concept was brought out in limited numbers for the ‘early adopters’ of this technology. Dual-Screen is Fun to Work With It is truly amazing to work on a laptop with two 7inch multi-touch capacitive touch-screens. Appearing like a Nintendo DS with a horde of functionalities, this flamboyant gadget offers you the flexibility of opening it up-to 180 degrees. Both the screens can be made to work together or independently, as you choose. You can expand one window to appear on both the screens. You can use one window to play a game and the other to keep your social network updated. Alternatively, one screen can be used to work on a document and simultaneously, the other can be used to check e-mails. Moreover, you can use the bottom screen as a keyboard to your convenience What more, the in-built 3D accelerometer enables Toshiba Libretto W100 to rotate the screen and make your laptop behave as an e-reader. Six Virtual Keyboard Modes! The next-gen ultra-portable PC facilitates you with an array of keyboard modes option with haptic response along with a virtual touch-pad. Split thumb mode is most comfortable to use from amongst the rest – full, simple and numeric 10-key. It is easy and faster to type on this device. More Features Libretto W100 sports 1.2GHz Intel Pentium U5400 processor with 2GB of RAM, 64GB SSD, and Windows 7 Home Premium as the operating system. 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth are the built-in connectivity features. Toshiba’s Libretto also provides with one USB 2.0 port and a MicroSD card slot unlike iPad. Toshiba has provided its concept PC with many custom applications, but it can interact with Microsoft Office apps and Skype video calling as well. There is a 1.0megapixel HD webcam with Toshiba Face Recognition. With Toshiba Bulletin Board you can personalize your desktop and experience faster access of the common tasks and activities. Even if you have missed the chance of owning this next-gen twin screen laptop, Toshiba Libretto W100 has helped you to keep your eyes wide open for similar products which may flood the market pretty soon with improved technology and enhanced...

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