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Do We Need Remote-Controlled Home Appliances?

There is always some kind of conflict between people whenever some new kind of technology steps in to play. People always question, whether it is necessary or not? The same is the case with remote-controlled devices. There are a lot of people around us who raise a question that whether the remote-controlled devices are necessary or not.

Well, to be frank, the remote-controlled devices can make us lazier but that’s a decision which solely rests upon our soldiers. Apart from that, the b remote-controlled devices are pretty much useful and increase the convenience of the people. Here, we will tell you about how remote-controlled devices make our lives easier.

  1. Safety

The biggest concern that people have while accepting some new form of technology is regarding its safety. Well, in this aspect the remote-controlled home appliances like microwaves, vacuums, etc. have set a whole new standard. If a particular appliance is operated through the remote-controlled device, then the need for coming directly in contact with the appliance fades away. This means that the user can operate a particular appliance from a safe distance and this will make sure that he or she remains safe, in case the appliance malfunctions. In addition to this, the user will also remain safe from vibration, noises as well as harmful dust and debris.

  1. Ease in using

 

This is one of the reasons which might make a person lazy, but as we have already said, it’s nothing but a personal choice. The remote-controlled devices reduce the amount of fatigue that might be created in the process of making the device to function. The remote system also enables the user to multi-tasks which means that the user can do multiple things at a time instead of giving specific time to a particular appliance. In addition to this, the user can also do multiple operations using the device and that too at the same time.

  1. Increase in productivity

Well, this is one of the strongest points that work in favor of remote-controlled technology. This is the basic thing because of which development and innovation are done. Humans innovate to increase productivity than they already have. If a person works manually on something, then surely it will take more time, whereas if the same person uses a remote-controlled, device, then he doesn’t need to supervise one particular appliance and can use multiple appliances at once.

Well, these are some of the major reasons which justify the use of remote-controlled technology. There are certain points which tell about the disadvantages of remote-controlled technology. The major and the most alarming amongst these is that the remote-controlled technology will make us lazier. Well, as we have already said, this is indeed true and the possibility of this can’t be ruled out, but the advantages of remote controlled technology far outweigh the disadvantages. So, if we see the bigger picture, then the remote-controlled technology is helpful for mankind. …

Review of the LG 600 Cell Phone by Net 10

Review of the LG 600 Cell Phone by Net 10


This wasn’t a bad cell phone at all but one of the things I didn’t like about it was it felt a little to bulky and rather heavy for a flip phone and this sucked but it wasn’t too bad but it still was bad enough where it annoyed me. I also didn’t like the color of the buttons on the inside because it didn’t look good on this phone and it made the phone look cheap. The phone was very durable though and could take a lot of droppings which was a good thing so I will say this phone was very durable. The other thing I didn’t like was that the buttons felt rather cheap and I felt like I was going to damage them because of how cheap they felt which was not a good feeling to have and it would have been cool if this phone came with some nice games but the phone was rather boring when it came to fun stuff on the phone because it didn’t come with any fun games, not even any fun basic games which was a downer for me.

I liked the camera on this phone and even though the graphics were horrible and was still cool that this phone was cheap in price and still able to take photos with it so this was pretty cool but the quality of the camera really sucked and was horrible. I use to talk a lot on this phone and it actually had a decent battery life and I only had to charge it once a day which was good and made life convenient which I liked. The reception was good for the most part but there were a few times where the phone wouldn’t work that good but it did work for the most part which was great but the phone had a hard time in areas such as cellars, wooded areas and some busy city sections which I thought was weird but for the most part the phone worked where it needed to work but it would have been cool if the phone worked in some busy sections of a lot of different cities. Sometimes the speakerphone feature sucked on this phone and didn’t work a lot of times and once in awhile the phone’s speaker wouldn’t work at all for some reason and the person on the other end wouldn’t be able to hear me at all and this did get me ticked off quite often when this did happen.

The volume of this phone could get loud so it was nice because I could hear people loud and clear on the other end of the phone which was sweet. I also liked that this phone was only about forty bucks which was cheap and the quality of phone was good for being so cheap so this was great and a good surprise. The ringtones that came with …

Cell Phone Use 101

Cell Phone Use 101


Cell phones have been around for several years and during that time have changed from big clunky portable phones to miniature computers that can do a lot more than being used to call other people. So, for those of you with the ultra modern, sleek, the-only-thing-I-need-in-life phones, this may not be for you. However, if you are just entering the world of cell phone ownership and have no idea how to even begin to use it to make a call, read on.

A few years ago when I got my first cell phone I was unsure of what to do with it or even how to begin to use a cell phone. Even though the phone came with a manual, not all of my questions were answered.

My biggest question was, how do I use it to make a call? I think that most people would view that as a pretty basic but important question. Of course, that question was not answered in the manual or anywhere on their website. What I eventually learned is that it is not hard to use at all. First, it is not always necessary to dial in the area code and you never need to press 1 first, like you do on a land line. If you are saving someone as a contact, I would include the area code because you never know where you will be if you want to call them. If you want to use your cell phone for local calls, you can probably get away with not using the area code. However, if you are using your cell phone somewhere other than at home, you will need to use the area code. If you do not, then you never know who your cell phone will end up calling. Trust me. I have done this a few times and ended up talking to some really confused people. It is also a good idea to write down the phone numbers you have saved in your phone in case you lose your cell phone or your battery goes dead. So to make a call, first enter the phone number (with or without the area code) of the person you want to call.

A second thing to keep in mind when making a call is that you must press ‘Send’ or ‘Call’ or the green telephone button when you are finished entering the phone number. Unlike a land line, the phone will not automatically begin dialing. This is good because if you accidentally dial the wrong number, you can clear the last digits or move backwards to clear the wrong digits and enter the correct ones. However, if you forget to push the button, you can stand there for several seconds with the phone to your ear before you realize what you forgot. Then you end up feeling like a dork, even though no one around you knows what you did. Do not worry. We have all experienced this at …

Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Headphones with XBS Port Review:

Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Headphones with XBS Port Review:


As a freelance writer I am often listening to music while writing on various topics of interest. Also as an avid lover of music I find that it is hard to find good headphones these days at an inexpensive price. I love listening to music when I write and often when I am doing other things on the Internet but do not want to disturb my family. I have purchased many headphones over the years without finding a cheap pair of high quality. Recently I purchased Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Headphones with the XBS port and think I found what I was looking for. There are so many headphones out there on the market so it might be hard to find a good quality pair without spending too much money. If you are someone looking for a great pair of headphones at an unbeatable price then you should check out my review of the Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Headphones with the XBS port.

Over the years I have spent around 200 dollars trying to find a great pair of headphones and it has never worked out very well. In this economy it is especially important to be very cautious about how much money you spend especially on items like headphones and accessories. I wanted a good quality pair of headphones that were inexpensive and easy to replace if needed so I began my quest to find the perfect pair. I found the Panasonic RP-HT21 Lightweight Headphones with the XBS port at Amazon and it was like a match made in heaven. These headphones are about 5 dollars and are some of the best headphones I think I have ever had. The XBS port is designed to give you an increased bass response and it works like a charm. I enjoy listening to music on a daily basis and was looking for a pair of headphones that would last through the heavy rock music I listen to. Typically, a pair of headphones would quit on me within a year and the usual cause was a blown speaker or the wiring would become very weak at the point where the speaker and wires meet. So I was naturally curious when I saw these online for about 5 dollars and figured I do not have anything to lose by trying them out.

Panasonic is a very good brand and I have come to enjoy their various products over the years. When I think of Panasonic I think of quality and reliability while maintaining a reasonable price but never have I seen five dollar headphones from them before. So I bought me a pair through Amazon and when I got them I was amazed. The headphones’ are very comfortable and are adjustable to fit your head no matter what size your head might be. I have had experiences with headphones where they were heavy and felt like they were weighing my ear down but these are not like …

The Turtle Tales Musical Mobile: Review

The Turtle Tales Musical Mobile: Review


My nephew was newly brought into this world and I was so excited about buying him something that he could find interest in as a newborn. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to buy him until my husband told me that I should consider buying him a mobile. I didn’t think anything of it because I was more interested in buying something more flashy. But once I thought it over I decided to check out a few mobiles at Walmart.

I shopped around for a couple of days and ran across the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile for $20. I was on a budget so I thought this would be the perfect gift. The reason why I decided upon the Turtle Musical Mobile was because of the price and the simplicity of it. I knew that as a newborn my nephew wasn’t going to be able to do much so this was going to be perfect.

Once I purchased the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile I took it over to my sisters house so she could assemble it and put it on my nephews baby crib. She adored the crisp strips and and polka dot material it came with. The Turtle Tales Musical Mobile also came with playful turtles that danced around the mobile once it was turned on.

Now even though the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile was cheap and entertaining it wasn’t a great value for the price. I guess when people say you get what you pay for , that’s exactly what they mean. The Turtle Musical Mobile wasn’t put together all that well. The one thing I noticed about the Turtle Tales Musical mobile was that the string the turtles hung on was attached by the neck and not the toy itself. So it came off a bit tacky and bootleg. I know this shouldn’t have been a big deal but when I first seen the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile on the Internet, I noticed that the turtles hung from the shell and not the turtle itself. So I felt as if I had been lied to. I also was a bit disappointed by the fact that when we hung the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile up, we got 1 brown turtle and 3 blue turtles. I was expecting to have all blue turtles because of the color scheme my sister was going with.

Another thing I disliked about the Turtle Tales Musical Mobile was that the attachment piece didn’t snap on to the baby bed all that well. It refused to stand up in a straight position. I found this to be unsafe because to me, it looked as if it wanted to fall right on top of my nephew.

The Turtle Tales Musical Mobile also had problems rotating fully. There were times where it would get stuck in the middle of rotation. My sister would have to push it every once in a while to get it to continue rotation.

The only …

Motorola V325i Cellular Phone Review

Motorola V325i Cellular Phone Review


I bought this phone to replace my previous one. I used to have an Audiovox CDM8910, and it has been a pretty sad excuse for a phone. The Motorola V325i cell phone blows the Audiovox out of the water.

This phone feels pretty much like any other normal cell phone. It’s not extremely thin by any means. It’s also not really heavy or really light. It pretty average as far as the feel of it goes. When you’re holding it, it feels like there is actually something there in your hand; it has some weight. Personally, I prefer this over a phone that is really thin and light. I want to be able to feel it in my pocket so I don’t have to keep checking to make sure it’s still there.

It’s a pretty durable phone. I’ve dropped it a few times, but you can’t tell. It still works as great as it did when I got it. It’s a pretty sturdy phone. The hinge is quite rugged too, so it would be difficult to accidentally snap it in half. Actually, unless you were really trying, it’s pretty much impossible to break it in half. Even if you dropped it while it was open, it’s not going to snap. It will still get scratched up and stuff, of course, but it’s most likely not going to break.

The sound quality is pretty good. It’s not amazing for sure. I mean you can tell you’re on a cell phone. But the sound isn’t all garbled either. It’s plenty clear to hear and understand what the other person is saying. It’s not crystal clear, but it does a good enough job for the price you have to pay for it.

I don’t consider a camera to be an important part of a cell phone, but for some people it could be useful. You’ll be glad to know that this phone has a decent camera. It’s actually pretty good if you just want to take a quick picture. However, there is no flash, so you can’t really take pictures in the dark. You need a decent amount of light to take a good picture, so that could be one downside to the camera. You get three settings for image resolution. They range from 120×160 to 480×640 pixels. That comes out to a max of 0.3072 megapixels. Not great at all if you are a camera person. But for a cell phone, the camera serves its purpose. At the largest resolution, the pictures are noticeably blocky and not extremely clear. But I think that’s expected. Since it’s just a phone and not a real camera, it does a good enough job of taking pictures. This phone does not do videos, which is unfortunate.

You get five preset sound profiles that can be rotated through easily with the phone closed. You just press the volume button and then use another button to cycle through them. Of course they can …

Product Review: DualPhone 3088 for Skype

Product Review: DualPhone 3088 for Skype


If you are like me, and you have family members living in another country, you would appreciate every bit of savings you can avail of. My older brother who lives in the Philippines first introduced me to Skype. Skype offers free calls to those who are also on Skype and low rates if you call landlines and mobile phones no matter the distance. I love the fact that is is free. Even in this day and age, with a lot of long distance carriers battling for lower rates on long distance and overseas calls, they do still add up if you tend to talk longer or if you have a lot of friends and family you want to stay in contact with. Skype makes it possible to make phone and video calls economically, resulting in huge amount of savings for the consumers.

There are, however, limits to what Skype can do on its own, you would have to be on the Internet to avail of those free calls to members and make cheaper calls to any landline and cell phones. The good news is, there is a new phone system that you can use without having to log into your computer. The DualPhone 3088 is designed to allow its users the ability to make Skype calls without having to plug it into the USB of a computer to get signals from Skype- something that the older dualphone model requires. This is because the new DualPhone 3088 for Skype have clients built into its interface, eliminating the need for connections to the PC.

The DualPhone 3088, by appearance, looks like any other cordless phone you use at home. It has has a base station that it uses as a charger, much like a regular home cordless phone. It can also be used anywhere around the house, so long as the base is plugged into the socket and telephone jack. However, there is a third connection to make VoIP (Voice Over IP) possible, it makes use of an RJ-45 input for its Ethernet connection. So, you would need to have the base close to your Ethernet jack or router to make that broadband connection.

Designed by Skype, the phone interface is functional and provides excellent sound quality, allowing you to hear the other person clearly. One bit of an annoyance is that every time you try to use it for landline calls it asks if you would like to call the number via Skype or via landline. You can set it to default to Skype’s SkypeoOut calls if you use Skype more often or default for landlines call if you use it for that more often. Switching to use the alternate can be a bit frustrating at times especially if you are in a rush.

Setting up a Skype Dualphone 3088 is fast and easy. First, plug-in the Skype charging dock to a wall outlet. Put the rechargeable batteries into the handset, then dock it to …

Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503 Smartphone Review

Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503 Smartphone Review


Smartphones are making it big these days and it seems that they’re a threat to conventional cellphones. There are a lot of cheap smartphones out there. In fact, I even have a friend who got his for around $120. It’s not branded but it works fine. I’ve been using conventional cellular phones for years. Then, I decided to jump right into smartphones and I got my hands on my very own Samsung’s Galaxy 5 GT-I5503/00.

It has a 2.8-inch touch screen capable of 16 million colors, a 2-megapixel camera, an audio jack, a 170 MB internal memory and an expansion slot for Micro SD cards up to 32 GB. One great thing about this phone is that it uses the Android 2.1 operating system. It is feature packed and it’s sort of like a small computer. There are thousands of applications and you can get a lot of them free at the Android market. Just be careful on what you download and install. There are quite a number of viruses or mal-ware roaming around.

One thing that users would really appreciate is the ease of navigation throughout the phone’s functions and features. The Samsung Galaxy 5 does seem to live up to that expectation especially with its full touch capabilities. Coming from a conventional cellular phone with a simple operating system and keypads, I find it really easy to use the phone and adjust its settings. There are a myriad of things you can do and you most likely won’t get lost. It may take only a few hours before you get the hang of it.

As a mobile device, it needs to be connected. That’s the reason why you have a mobile phone in the first place. You need to be always in contact with other people and the Samsung Galaxy 5 gives you lots of options. It has 2G/3G, EDGE, GPRS, Wi-fi LAN and Bluetooth. You can easily connect it to other devices using its USB connectivity. It can also act as a regular USB mass storage device especially if you’re used to transferring files using drag and drop.

It has basic texting and calling functions and they do not eat up too much of your battery’s power. I just had a 17-minute conversation with a friend a while ago and it only ate 3% of the phone’s battery life in 2G and that’s roughly up to 9.35 hours which is a fairly accurate claim on paper. It has a long battery life and short charging time through USB or an outlet.

When it comes to audio and video, it won’t disappoint. The audio output is good and quite loud. You can even use external speakers, headsets or earphones. It can play MP3 and WAV files. It also has an FM tuner if you want to listen to your favorite radio stations. Its video capability is not something you can just shun aside. Even though you can only play MP4 files, the …

How to Choose Suitable Headphones?

How to Choose Suitable Headphones?


The sensation of music depends mostly on quality of your headphones. Almost all players, Ipods, mobile phones and other gadgets are equipped with headphones. I will not mention the quality of such headphones because often they are not able to bring pleasure from your favorite music. Such headphones serve as a «small attachment» to your player, mobile phone etc. Those who want to enjoy the quality of music must certainly give up an idea of using such headphones. This article will give you a review of different types of headphones which you might find either comfortable or inconvenient, either good or bad. A price of high-quality headphones from well known producer can reach and even exceed the price of your player. Such high-quality headphones can breath life into your favourite music.

Types of headphones

Insert-type

Insert-type or “earbuds” are supplied with almost all players and mobile phones. You will hear neither bass nor clear voice. Of course, there is absolutely no sound proofing. In subway, you will probably have to increase sound on upper limit in order to hear something. Such «China-made» headphones can not satisfy music lovers, so I advice you to throw them away. Quality earbuds must be bought separately. I advice you to buy another type of earbuds – «in-ear» headphones. They can cost from $15 till $150, but such price is reasonable. The main merit of such headphones is a deafen cover, which look like a silicone cap. Such headphones have very nice sound and perfect bass. So if you like electronic or hard music you must certainly buy such type of headphones. I can advice the following models which are most popular in the stores: Creative Zen Aurvana, Audio-Technica ATH-CK5, Sennheiser CX 400 and Philips SHE8500. There are though several disadvantages of such «in-ear» headphones. One of the major problems is that the source of sound is more near to ear than in other headphones. Doctors say that it may harm your organ of hearing. So you must look after the volume and check that the sound level is not very loud.

Monitor headphones

Full-size headphones or monitor headphones can not be used for daily usage with you player because of their size and especially because of the ear cups which fully cover your ear. These ear cups prevent your headphones from falling from your head and filter the outside noise. Most ear cups are made of natural materials but there are many models which use synthetic materials. If you use synthetic ear cups your ears will sweat.

There are two types of monitor headphones: opened and closed earphones. The first one has a small hole in ear cups. This hole improve the quality of sound but it also alow the outside sound to come through. The closed one doesn’t have such hole and the quality of bass is a little bit better than in opened headphones. In general, the better the quality of sound in monitor headphones the higher …

The T-Mobile Rocket 4G USB Stick Makes PC Gaming Truly Portable!

The T-Mobile Rocket 4G USB Stick Makes PC Gaming Truly Portable!


Portable typically refers to a handheld game console- the likes of the Nintendo 3DS or Sony PSP. However, gaming on the go just became a lot more accessible thanks to T-Mobile’s Rocket 4G stick. This easy to setup USB device grants near instant access to the 4G network in all its glorious speed. While it might not equate to a superb wired connection, it does offer a viable alternative. I talked previously about the T-Mobile Rocket and its features, but this time I’ll be focusing on the gaming aspects of the device.

If you’re out and about and dying for some multiplayer gameplay on your laptop, the T-Mobile Rocket might be just what you need. Gamers considering gaming over 4G, look no further than my testing below to determine if it is for you or not.

Any avid online gamer knows that other players are not the enemy. Lag is the true enemy. A sudden stutter or delay can mean the difference between dealing the final blow and being handed a harp and halo- or horns and an accordion. With so much hanging on a fast, reliable connection, it’s no wonder so many are holding their breath and awaiting the capabilities of the T-Mobile Rocket. With my Dell Latitude laptop and the T-Mobile Rocket provided to me by Yahoo, it was time for the tests to begin. To start things off, let’s take a look at Dynasty Warriors Online.

This fast-paced hack and slash series requires strategy, skill, and capable allies. Dynasty Warriors Online continues this trend, although with massively multiplayer online play. After logging in as my wandering swordsman, I decided to hop into a battle and test out the connection. As I and the other vassals of Wu were teleported to the battlefield to face off against Shu, I found myself initially disappointed.

There was apparent lag that caused both clipping and stuttering. While it was certainly manageable, it was more than a stone’s throw from being perfect. A few minutes of slashing and slicing showed some improvement. The frame-rate recovered and my attacks became more fluent. By the second half of the battle my connection had stabilized and I was easily clearing the Shu pretenders out of their bases. The following battle, a clash with Wei, proved to be a bit more difficult. Despite all the action on-screen and the frenzied nature of play, the connection remained stable. Not by any means perfect, but certainly enjoyable.

Champions Online was the second game to see play time with the T-Mobile Rocket. I must attest to how convenient it is to simply plug the device in and start up a multiplayer game no matter where I am. In the case of Champions Online, the initial results were similar to Dynasty Warriors Online. The first couple of minutes were marred by stuttering and clipping. After facing off against a few baddies menacing the city, I was relieved to find …