A digital photo frame is a device that displays digital photos without the need of a computer or printer. It usually contains an LCD screen, which displays multiple photos in a slideshow format. Newer models have a range of high-tech features such as sending photos to a printer, loading images from the Internet, or sharing photos to other devices via bluetooth. Some can even play video files.
Digital photo frames come in a variety of different shapes and sizes. It adds a modern touch to a home or office and is a popular gift item. Just like any other electronic device, a digital photo frame must be handled with care to avoid damage. When sending a digital photo frame, it must be properly packed to protect it from the rough shipping environment. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship a digital photo frame. Read more →
A car charger is an indispensable device especially among individuals who are always on the go. It is plugged into a car’s cigarette lighter receptacle to recharge a variety of portable electronic gadgets such as mobile telephones, music players, digital camera and tablets. It ensures that gadgets are charged even while on the road.
Car chargers come in a variety of models and features. Common models have USB plugs compatible with most of the USB enabled devices. A USB cable is simply connected to an electric device and then to the charger module. Read more →
An image scanner is an essential office device that optically scans a photograph, printed material, handwriting, or an object, and converts it to a digital image which can then be viewed on a PC, printed out or sent as attachment via email. It has become an important part of the office over the last few years.
Image scanners come in a variety of types but the most wildly used are the flatbed scanners and handheld scanners. The former, also called a desktop scanner, is comprised of a glass pane, where the object to be scanned is laid, a light source and a moving optical array which captures the image. Read more →
In this age of mobile phones and smartphones, there is nothing more frustrating than a low battery alert in the middle of a busy day. Most people have become dependent on these mobile devices to communicate and get updated online. This makes battery chargers indispensable gadgets for uninterrupted mobile phone operations.
Mobile phone chargers come in diverse types, featuring a wide variety of DC connector-styles and voltages. Most chargers oare not compatible with other manufacturers’ phones or even different models of phones from a single manufacturer. They may either come as part of a mobile phone kit or can be bought separately. Read more →
A garment steamer, also called clothes steamer, are a quick and effective tool for removing wrinkles from clothing, linens, furniture slipcovers and drapes. Clothes steamers have evolved into a variety of models, including hand-held portable versions, industrial machines used by dry cleaning businesses and medium-sized versions popular among shop owners and regular home users.
A home garment steamer usually have an electricity-powered machine which heats water in a build in tank to generate steam. The steam passes through a hose and exits through a nozzle with brush or other attachment. The nozzle is then ran over the garment or fabric to smooth out wrinkles and folds. The device usually comes with a detachable metal rod where clothes can be hung while being steamed. Read more →
An ear thermometer is a type of thermometer which uses infrared to measure body temperature. It is believed to provide faster and more accurate readings than almost all other designs.
This type of thermometer is equipped with infrared sensors located on a probe which is gently inserted into the ear canal to measure the temperature of the tympanum or eardrum. The sensors are connected to a simple computer which translates the reading and displays the temperature on a small LCD screen outside the device within seconds. It is usually battery operated. Read more →
A digital projector is an optical device that uses a very bright light to project still or moving images (video) onto a surface or screen. This device is used for many applications such as, conference room presentations, classroom training, home theater and concerts.
An LCD projector is the simplest type of projection system, making it one of the most common and affordable for home theaters and business use. It is also designed to be compact for portability and easy storage. An LCD projector unit usually comes with a remote control, power adapter and VGA cable to connect to PC or laptop. Read more →
A flash is a device used in photography to produce a flash of artificial light to illuminate a dark scene or improve light quality. While most cameras have built-in flash features, an external flash unit is advantageous when powerful or greater range of illumination is required. An external flash’s directionality is also an advantage. It can be swiveled, tilted or skewed to provide softer lighting.
External flash units are either attached to the camera’s body through a dedicated slide-in slot or are connected to the camera using a cable. They are electronically connected to the camera and are synchronized with the shutter. They also have their own set of batteries enabling them to recycle (recharge and be ready) faster, without draining the camera’s batteries. Read more →