Archive for the ‘Consumer electronics’ Category

Camcorders – Capture your good times

April 16, 2009

Digital accessories are a rage among the younger generation. Camcorders and iPods are now a necessity for travelers. One of the best camcorders in the market today are Sharp, Sony, Samsung and Panasonic. Camcorders provide the luxury of making family videos, filming documentaries and creating amateur movies. Most handy cams deliver excellent video performances and have great picture quality.

Sharp camcorders are the best when it comes to recording; the ‘Auto’ setting here evaluates white balance especially during transition from indoor to outdoor shooting and when using with incandescent lighting. The CG Silicon LCD screen technology gives a great look to the exteriors.

Samsung camcorders have the best still camera functionality available – up to 8 mega pixels through pixel-rising technology. An added feature is that users can easily control the camcorder through their Samsung HDTV remote while viewing movies. Both Sharp and Samsung camcorders come with all manufacturer accessories at low prices. Most of the camcorder dealers offer free shipping and excellent post sales support irrespective of the numbers ordered.

Travel Must-Have – GPS

April 16, 2009

Many automotives, motorcycles, trucks and traffic systems are embedded with the GPS system. Market leaders like Garmin and Magellan offer basic handheld devices, two-way radios and even dog tracking! Garmin is into sports like golfing, running and cycling; and other major areas like radar, communications, sports aviation and portable GPS. Garmin GPS is available in great offer packs for mobiles and provide hands-free calling via Bluetooth.

Another leading developer of professional grade global satellite positioning and navigation is Magellan GPS. Magellan is designed for vehicle use and is small enough to fit into a pocket. These two brands are the best pick of the season and is a must-have for personal travel.

Camcorders – The Perfect Digital Accessory

April 16, 2009

Digital accessories are a rage among the young generation. Camcorders and iPods are now a necessity because most people are into travel nowadays. Looking at camcorders, the best ones in the market today are Sony and Panasonic. Camcorders provide the luxury of making family video, filming documentaries or, even, developing small movies. Most handy cams deliver excellent video performances and have great picture quality too.

Panasonic camcorders are the best when it comes to delivering highest definition images among all other brands. This DVD camcorder allows one to make a disc immediately after the shot is complete. It has large internal devices that can be used for long periods of shooting. Both Panasonic and Sony camcorders come in low prices along with all manufacturer accessories. Most of the camcorder dealers offer free shipping and excellent post sales support irrespective of the numbers ordered.

50 Cent Ringtones

November 21, 2008

Ringtones are personalized tones that portray ones liking and attitude towards life. Well, there are bundles of free ringtones and ringtone maker available on the internet.

American rapper 50 Cents’ ringtones has become quite popular. Officially known as Curtis James Jackson III, 50 Cent rose to fame with the release of his albums ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ and ‘The Massacre’.  His number 1 hit, ‘In Da Club’ has become a phenomenon, thus ringing on everybody’s cell phone. This ringtone has the capacity to make heads turn and is a must have ringtone for any party animal.

Tone talk for love and hate

November 21, 2008

It’s still quite some time to go for Valentine’s Day. But did you know that the ‘Best ringtone or ring back tone for the Significant Other’ among lovers in the USA is the track, ‘No one’ by Alicia Keys. This was the result of a special survey of Americans aged 18-49 by Virgin Mobile USA on free ringtones to download on Valentine’s Day. Alicia Keys’ soulful number beat other contenders like Temptations’, ‘My girl, Pink Floyd’s, ‘Wish you were here’ and Brad Paisley’s, ‘She’s everything’.

What’s life without a breakup? The top spot for ‘Best Ringtone or Ring back tone for an Ex’ was ‘I hate everything about you’ followed by ‘Irreplaceable’. The internet is abounding with millions of free ringtones to express love, hate, anger, humor and many more emotions. Do not talk anymore. Just download ringtones based on your mood and let your ringtone do all the talking.

Has your phone been bitten by the mosquito tone

November 21, 2008

You’ve heard of mosquito bites, but have you ever heard of mosquito ringtones? That’s the latest ringtone causing a buzz (pun intended) among many youngsters now. Also called Teen Buzz the free ringtone sounds like the actual buzz of a mosquito. But the voice range is so low that the tone will be audible only to those below 30 years of age. So if you are getting a call from a special someone or you are bored and want to exchange text messages with your friends during your classes then go for the mosquito tone.

There are different audibility ranges of the mosquito ringtone to choose from, depending on the users hearing capacity. Encouraged by the response for this free ringtone among student members, new flash mosquito games are also available now. So download ringtones that let you do what you want, wherever you are. Get the mosquito power

LCD’s New Looks

October 11, 2008

LCDs, when launched were available in limited designs but since then it’s undergone some major improvements. For instance, take a look at any of the top 1080p LCD TVs or top 46 inch LCD TVs, we can see that not only do they come in cool designs but also have super cool features. Let’s check out the strides made by LCDs in terms of technology, design and features.

The greatest development had been in the use of different forms of Liquid Crystal Display technology like Super Twisted Nematics (STN), Dual Scan Twisted Nematics (DSTN), Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal (FLC) and Surface Stabilized Ferroelectric Liquid Crystal (SSFLC) etc. Another important development is in the back light technology which greatly improved video performance, reduced power usage and extended life span. Color field sequential technology is also becoming popular as it reduces the price of the LCD display panel considerably by getting rid of the expensive color filters. Optically compensated bend or rather OCB LCD panels is the area where a lot of research has been going on. It has got several benefits; not only does it facilitate a wider angle of view but also makes the response time of LCDs much quicker. The OCB also makes LCDs perform better in high altitudes.

LCDs have changed a lot in looks as well. Now they have become a lot slimmer and come with larger screens. As far as features are concerned, there have been fabulous changes. For instance, televisions with several play options, LCDs with PIP technology that facilitates viewing two channels at the same time, LCD TVs with built-in sensors that adjusts TV to the room light conditions etc. Other features in the pipeline are LCDs with internet connectivity, built-in Blu-Ray DVD players and so on.

Any of these might be a reason for the sudden shift in preference from Plasma TV to LCD.

Blu-ray, Going Higher and Higher

September 30, 2008

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Once one decides on purchasing a TV, an LCD TV, a Plasma TV or one of the top HDTVs under $500; the next in line would most probably be DVD Players. And with CDs and DVDs making way for Blu-Rays, the race for the top DVD Players has heated up. The Blu-Ray disc or just BD is an optical disc now widely used because of its great advantages; it can store more data compared to the standard CDs and DVDs and can record, rewrite and playback high-definition video.

This innovative idea is the brain child of a group known as the Blu-Ray Disc Association, which includes almost all the top manufacturers of consumer electronics, personal computers and recording media such as Apple, Dell, HP, LG, Panasonic, Sharp, Samsung, Sony, Pioneer, Walt Disney Pictures, Thomson and so on. Though today DVDs still rule the roost, Blu-Rays are not lagging behind. The famous movie studios have released movies on BDs along with the DVDs. Most of the top manufacturers have come up with DVD players that play Blu-Ray discs.

Blu-Ray discs will take some more time to gain popularity as it all depends upon how fast the BD format becomes widespread. But that shouldn’t daunt you in checking out the latest Blu-Ray DVD players and seeing the difference between BD and DVD.

Are LCDs the Most Shopped Around Gadget?

September 30, 2008

Almost all top-notch electronics manufacturers are into making new and different models of LCD TVs and they will continue to do so. Like always, branded products are the in thing and a LCD TV is the hottest among them as it is fast disappearing from the showrooms. All major manufacturers such as Samsung, LG, Sony and Sharp have come up with different models.

The top 46 inch LCD TVs that include brands like Sceptre, Samsung, Hyundai and Sony are clear favorites among the consumers. Most manufacturers intend to invest on LCD TVs in the near future.

LCDs have superb picture quality and they consume lesser power. Another notable quality is that the issue of burn-in is relatively low or rather nil in LCDs making it a clear winner of the race. As far as affordability and life span is concerned, it is more or less the same as that of its competitors. Moreover it weighs less and is brighter compared to its greatest competitor, the Plasma TV. These are some of the significant features that make it one of the top shopped around gadgets.

Have Plasmas Really Lost their Charm?

September 27, 2008

A visit to a TV showroom is enough to let one know how far behind one is, if one is still thinking about a Plasma TV. Now is an age of LCD TVs. Most people looking for a TV, want to check out one among the Top 1080p LCD TVs. What’s so special about LCD TVs?

Plasmas which were hogging the limelight till recently have been replaced by LCD TVs. Plasma TVs which ruled the roost is now losing its preference among the consumers. When Plasma first made their appearance, there was such a craze that people joined the bandwagon without actually knowing the product inside out. It is surprising that how swiftly it’s lost its charm.

Both Plasma TVs and LCD TVs score points in terms of durability, affordability, performance, elegance and so on. And the only issue that keeps Plasmas behind is the burn-in issues. But this issue has been dealt with in the new models that are flooding the market now.