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Lots of things go into your mind while you’re looking to buy a gadget, no matter how miniscule it is. You always crave for a product which is reliable and embedded with the latest features; the one which offers seamless support and integration, and at the same time comes at a price-tag which is genuinely affordable.
Talking about color laser printers, though people at first glance do not believe there’s any rocket-science in choosing the best laser printer, tangibly speaking there’s a lot more to look for in a printer and we’ll just get started by upholding the best color printer in the market and keeping it as an idolatry for choosing the laser printer which suits your needs.
Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer: Fast and furious- this can be the envy of your contemporaries and the silver-lining of your office’s daily grind.
It is perhaps the fastest color printer we have seen so far by a considerable margin. Though it may seem all hulky and bulky at first, it houses a well-equipped and well-designed machine. It prints plain text at the rate of 25.2 pages per minute (ppm). Graphics speeds range from 8.3 ppm for simpler graphics to 3.2 ppm for high-quality photo printing. (Dell promises a speed of 47 ppm in both mono and color. The benchmarks nevertheless are too optimistic to be considered viable.)
When tested on the Mac, with Postscripts driver pre-installed, the 5130cdn delivered a below par performance by printing 22.5 ppm and heavy-graphics speed slipped to 3.1 ppm.
That was all about speed. When it comes to quality, Dell 5130cdn impressed us with its crisp text quality and natural color graininess, which became even more pronounced in grayscale graphics.
The front panel amalgamated with monochrome LCD, offers an intuitive interface. The printer can also be configured via printer’s internal HTML configuration site, which allows you to tweak the setting remotely from any web browser.
The stalwart comes with 256 MB of DDR2 RAM, which is upgradable to 1.2 GB. The paper-holding tray allows you to stock-in 550 pages and also the multi-purpose tray, docked on the side pays homage to another 150 odd pages. You can stack up more sheets by upgrading to 1100 sheet additional trays. It offers an impressive 110,000-page monthly duty cycle, thanks to its 9000-page black cartridge (107$ for replacement) and 6000-page cyan, magenta, and yellow cartridge ($195 for replacement). Doing the number crunching, that drops the CPP (cost-per-page) to mere 1.2 cents per black page and 3.3 cents per color page.
Ideal for: Buzzy offices or firms who want to cut down printing costs.
Bottom-line: Though Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer is the best color laser printer in town, like all good things, it too comes at a price, a pretty huge one, in fact. Nevertheless, if you’re prepared to invest on quality and cost-effective-printing, this can recover your incurred investment in no time.
HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4025dn: If you find Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer tad expensive, here is one printer which is low on costs (couple of hundreds cheaper than Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer) and high on performance.
When compared to Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer, this HP printer though is fast, but it comes now where close in withstanding the standards set by the aforementioned stalwart. In our benchmark tests, HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4025dn printed plain-text-pages at the rate of 19.4 pages per minute (PPM) and color pages at the rate of 6.2 (for simpler images) and 1.2 for special-paper printing. On Mac, these rates slumped further to 7.7 ppm for black-and-white pages and 2.3 ppm for simpler graphic prints.
Print-quality though was good, photographic images tended to be tad shoddy and less-detailed, which was quite apparent from the grayscale sample.
The upper-edge nonetheless HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4025dn has over Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer is the inclusion of 512 MB RAM (upgradable to 1 GB). However, unlike Dell, this HP laser printer comes with 500 sheet input tray and 100 sheet side multi-purpose tray.
The web-interface and the LCD panel are both intuitive and top-notch. Hence, interface is something which both the printers are evened out at.
The HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4025dn comes shipped with $158 cartridge that prints 8500 out pages and $268 cyan, magenta, and yellow cartridges that prints out 11,000 odd pages. The cost per page thereby escalates to 1.9 cents per page (BW) and 9.7 cents for a color page.
Ideal for: Small-scale business or home-use, who want cost-effective printing at moderate investment
Bottom-line: HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4025dn though delivers a promising performance, missing out on Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer for couple hundreds of dollars doesn’t seem like a gamble that could pay-off. Nevertheless, HP Color LaserJet Enterprise CP4025dn is ideal for busy offices who crave for a cost-effective solution to deliver smooth-print quality without compromising on speed and quality.
You just bought a new computer and you want to make sure that none of your information go with you. So you format and reinstall the operating system and you think that’s that right? Unfortunately that is not the case as there are ways to recover information even after the drive has been reformatted.
Are there ways to wipe the data from the hard drive and also have it operable? I did research into this and the first thing I thought about was magnets as they could erase the drive completely. But there’s a risk of the magnets also damaging the electronics on the circuit board turning the drive into a paperweight.
There are a few programs that are out there that claim that they clean the drive and they are not free. With further research they didn’t even come close to wiping the drive so your data could still be accessible to hackers or anyone else that could get at it.
That all changed when I found this: http://www.dban.org/download
Dban stands for Darik’s Boot and Nuke and it means what it says. What this program does is it overwrites the blocks of data on the drive in various passes. When this happens it erases the drive completely where the information cannot be restored by any means.
In fact one of the methods that this program uses is DOD 5220.22-M. DOD stands for Department of Defense as this is a method that will use this pass method several times and this will completely wipe any information from any drive.
The best part? This program is free for the taking and can be put onto floppy disk, cd , dvd or usb stick. So if you want to donate your old computer and think that a simple format is going to do the job efficently and leave no traces of your data behind this is the program you want.
vWhile there are many machines out there that let you work and play on the go none are more versatile and easy to use than the tablet. But lots of people view tablets as something powered by android or some expensive toy sold by a fruit company. Are there any tablets out there that have enough computing power to get the job done? Here we take a look at some of the best PC tablets that are out there.
1) HP – Slate 2 B2A28UT: This is a small powerhouse that’s powered by one of the Intel Atom Procesors (at 1.5 ghz) and sports a 8.9 touchscreen. There are two versions of this machine with 32 and 64 gb of storage and this one has a 64 gb SSD for a decent amount of storage. Sure you won’t be able to take everything on the go with you but you will be able to take quite a bit and coupled with 2 gb of ram and windows 7 it is clear to see that this is a slick tablet that will satisfy your mobile computing needs. One of the drawbacks however is the price as I have seen this unit priced close to 1k and for that you can get yourself a more powerful laptop with more space.
2) Dell – Latitude 10.1″ LED Net-tablet PC: What can I say about this tablet that sets it apart from the rest? Does it have more storage capacity than the others? No in fact it has a 32gb storage capacity and 2 gb of storage. It has the same Windows 7 environment than other tablets and is as fast as the rest. So why would want this tablet and what makes it more special than the rest? Simply put it has a bigger display and instead of having a LCD screen it is powered by newer LED technology. This gives you a sharper picture as well as a longer battery life with up to six hours of battery life. And the price? I have seen it from around 700 to 1,000 so it pays to shop around for this next gen tablet.
3) ViewSonic – ViewPad 10pi Tablet: Viewsonic has been making monitors since I have been building computers and that’s been a very long time. Now they have thrown their hat into the ring for making tablets and the ViewPad 10pi tablet is the first in their line. It sports a 10.1” LCD screen that is crisp and vibrant as well as having 2gb of ram and 64 gb of storage space. It also sports a front 1.3 mp camera and a rear 2.3 mp camera for video chatting and taking pictures or videos on the go. One of the best part is this is dual andriod OS ready so you can have windows on this machine as well as Android to take advantage of all the android apps out there on the market. This unit has been seen between 600 and 700 bucks so it’s definitely one of the front runners to consider if you want a PC tablet.
4) MSI – WindPad 110W-014US: The windpad is also a neat offering from the folks at MSI and this tablet and holds its own against the big boys that are out there. It sports a 10.0” display that is colorful and you’ll need it to contain all the awesome features behind it. With a 64 gb internal drive and a whopping 4 gb of memory it’s safe to say this tablet will have enough power to do whatever it is you need to do. The only drawback is that it has a 1.0 ghz processor but that’s made up because of the graphics card. This sports a radeon 6250 HD chipset so it may be possible to game on the go with this windpad. And the price isn’t too shabby either as I have seen this for around 500 to 550 bucks online so this would be a good and affordable tablet for someone that wants to take their life on the go.
5) Fujitsu – STYLISTIC Q550: And last but not least we have the Fujitsu Stylistic Q550 and this is a line of tablets that are made by this company. The model I have in mind sports a 1.7 ghz atom processor as well as 2 gb of ram and 64 gb storage drive. The giant 10.1” display is perfect for surfing the web, checking email or keeping in touch with the office. One of the best parts about this device that separates it from the pack? All the other tablets have an internal lithium ion battery and this one has a swapable battery just in case you’re running low on power you can slap in a fresh battery and keep going for hours. All this comes at a high price as this model is around 950-970 bucks but this is well worth it if you don’t want to be stuck with a unit where the battery has gone completely dead.
And there you have it these are some of the best PC tablets around the web today. So go ahead and do some research and get ready to compute on the go.
There are times whether you are on a long and boring flight or you just want to unwind after a stressful day at work you want to get lost in your music and relax. Regular headphones are nice but they don’t offer the sound and noise reduction of noise cancelling headphones. But as these are expensive pieces of hardware which is going to give you the best performance for your dollar? Here are a few that I recommend:
Bose Quiet Comfort 15: These are bar none some of the best noise cancelling headphones out on the market today. I have a pair of the previous version and when I go on long trips I would not be caught dead without these. These have patented Triport acoustic headphone structure to help cancel out noise even if there is no music playing. And the best part about these headphones is they can link up to an iphone and you can take a call with these as well! There is a drawback as these headphones are extremely expensive (as I have seen them for as high as $299) but you do get what you pay for and you will experience movies and music in a whole new light.
Audio Technica ATH-ANC9 Quiet point active Noise Cancelling Headphones: Audio Technica has been producing stereo equipment, speakers and the like since 1962 and they have recently thrown their hat into the headphones ring with the ATH-ANC9. What do these offer? Three modes of noise cancellation (airplane, study and office) and reduces enviromental noise by up to 95%. It also has the option to operate audio functions in passive mode without the need of a battery. The price for all this goodness? It’s incredibly steep as it’s $349 from the manufacturer but if you searched around you might be able to get them for less.
JVC HA-NC250: One of the most known electronic brands has to be JVC as I had owned a VHS player as well as a tapedeck made by these guys as I was growing up and they had lasted forever. The HA-NC250 are a pair of noise cancelling headphones that eliminate up to 85% of background noise. It is also one of the lightest headphones as it weighs around 5.3 ounces and fold flat for storage. And the best part about these is they are actually affordable and can be bought for around $80! So if you don’t want to sacrifice quality for money this is your best bet.
Creative Aurvana X-Fi: Creative labs has been making audio components, sound cards and even portable music players since the early 90’s and this has to be one of the better headphones out on the market today. Not only does it have the standard features as most noise cancelling headphones have it has some extra features. It can deliver 3D stereo surround sound in these headphones and put you in the middle of the action. It will cancel out 90% of the outside noise and give you crystal clear sound for your music, movies or games. The price however is a bit steep as it retails for around $259 but you might be able to find it for cheaper.
So the next time you are getting on a eight hour redeye you might want to think twice and take one of these headphones with you. It will make the difference between you landing rested and relaxed instead of up all night listening to the baby crying a few rows up.
Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s I loved to take pictures and had a small camera that took 35mm film. But you had to go ahead and drop it off, get it developed and wait awhile before you got your pictures. Now in the digital age everyone has a digital camera or a smartphone with a great camera. But what if you want to print these pictures out? What are some of the best printers out there for this type of work? Here are a few suggestions if you want to print out your digital photos.
1) Canon Pixma iP100: This has to be one of the best photo printers that is out there today. The quality is excellent and it can print b&w at 20ppm and color at 14ppm. . One of the best things about this printer is that it is portable! It’s a small unit that only weighs around 9 pounds but don’t think because it’s a small printer that it produces inferior quality pictures. This little unit can print out photos up to 9600 x 2400 dpi which is on par with lab quality. Another great feature is that it can print wirelessly or via bluetooth so you can import not only images from your camera but from your iphone and ipod and other mobile devices. The only drawback is that this does not come cheap as it’s over a $200 printer but if you want to print on the go there’s no better solution that the Canon Pixma iP100.
2) Epson PictureMate: The epson picturemate is a small and compact photo printer that is able to print pictures from either a memory card or by hooking up a digital camera directly to the printer. Images are displayed on its 2.5” color screen where you can use it to make corrections such as eliminate red-eye or enhance colors. Once you make the necessary adjustments you can print the photos in no time onto durable stock. The cardstock for these photos are smude, scratch, fade and water resistant so you don’t have to worry about handling these photos with kid gloves. And the price for this printer is more than reasonable at around $145.00 you will have the power of a sophisticated photo lab in the privacy of your own home.
3) Polaroid CZA10011 PoGo Instant Mobile Printer: This is a rare find as this is a very small photo printer only measures 4.7” by 2.8” and 0.9” thick. It weighs a mere 8 ounces and has a rechargable lithium-ion battery that can be easily recharged via an included AC adapter. The prints are 2×3 that are also smudge and tear resistant so you will be able to hold onto these memories forever. One of the best parts of this micro printer is the price at only $45 this is the best solution if you want to print your pictures on the go instead of waiting to get to some expensive photo lab.
4) HP Deskjet 5940 Photo Printer: For those that want to make bigger prints of your photos then look no further then the HP Deskjet 5940. This beast will print up to 8.5 “ x 24 “ panorama shots as well as 8.5 “ x 11 “ standard prints. Of course you can still print out the usual 4” x 6” prints if you choose but the option is there if you want to print something larger. And this machine is fast allowing you to print on a variety of papers at 30 ppm for black and white and 24 ppm for color pages. This quality however comes at an impressive price tag as this unit has been seen for sale for $499 or more. But if you want to have the ability to print bigger pictures then this is the perfect solution for you.
And there you have it these are some of the better photo printers out on the market today. So get out there and take loads of pictures because when you’re done you’ll be able to print them out and have memories that will last a lifetime.
If you wanted to get the cutting edge performance of a computer a few years ago you were restricted to an oversized desktop complete with giant CRT monitor. These were inefficient, took up tons of space and were very power hungry with little productivity. Now technology has surpassed that era as we are moving into the age of the laptop. But which laptop is the best? Which laptop should you get if you want a netbook? Or what about one for gaming? Here is a list of some of the highest rated laptops out there:
Best Gaming Laptop (ASUS G74SX): When it comes to gaming ASUS has made many products to help the gamers of the world get the maximum potential out of their machines. The G74SX is no slouch when it comes to power as it sports a Intel I7 2630 QM processor and can be upgraded with a full 16 gb of ram. It also sports a 560 GT mobile graphics card with 3 gb of memory and all this is wrapped up in a slim housing sporting a bright 17.3” screen. The only problem about this unit is it comes with a regular HD instead of a SSD (so if you want the most out of this machine you should look at that as a possible upgrade.) The price? Around $1,700 but with that you get a machine that can dominate almost any desktop that’s out there when it comes to gaming (and you won’t have to lug a heavy desktop to your next lan party).
Best Netbook: (Acer Aspire One D255) If you want to have a small laptop that you can take on then the Acer Aspire One is the model for you. This netbook sports a crystal clear 10.1” screen and is outfitted with an Intel Atom Processor. Most of these units have Windows 7 pre-installed so it makes this the perfect machine whether you want to surf the web, get work done away from the office or watch a flick or two on a very long flight. And the best part? The battery has the ability to last for a day on a full charge! So you’ll be able to get what you need done and not have to worry about finding a place to plug in your netbook. The price of these netbooks are really cheap at around $250 you’ll have a computer that will let you do just as much as some of their clunky desktop counterparts.
Best Ultrabook (Samsung Series 9): A new breed of laptop has been created as users wanted to get the power of some of the bigger laptops combined in a sleek and radical design. There are many ultrabooks that are out there but one of the best is the Samsung Series 9 NP900X4B-A02US. What makes this so great? Well for starters it is one of the thinnest and lightest laptops in the world today. It only weighs 3.51 lbs and has a thickness of .58 inches you would think that it is all style and no substance. You would be proven wrong as this machine has a I5 processor, 8 gb of ram a 128 gb SSD drive and HD 3000 graphics. This machine would be able to keep up with whatever you throw at it and the SSD drive makes loading programs and windows a breeze. The price is a bit hefty as it is around $1,500 but if you want a cutting edge laptop look no further than the Samsung Series 9.
Best Laptop under $1000: (Fujitsu LifeBook S751): Fujitsu has been making noteworthy technology for years on end and one of its crowning achievements is the Lifebook S751. This 14” laptop comes with a I5 core processor at 2.40 ghz and 4 gb of ram (which can be maxed out at 8gb). It also comes installed with a 320 GB hard drive which is more than enough capacity to store your documents, movies, pictures and music. One of the more unique features of this laptop is there is a anti-theft device hidden in the bios. Once this unit is stolen the ATP (or advanced theft protection) can be activated and the laptop can be tracked down by GPS. There is even an option to remotely wipe the data from the hard drive with this ATP. That gives new meaning to protecting your documents. And the price? It can be purchased for under $900 in some circles so if you want a good computer that has great security definitely check out this lifebook.
Best Laptop under $500: (HP Pavillion DM1Z) : HP is dedicated to giving the users the best products for their money and the HP Pavillion DM1Z is no exception. This machine sports an AMD Dual Core E450 processor (1.65 ghz) and comes standard with 4 ghz of ram and a 500 gb hard drive. What makes this model special is that it comes with Beats audio. What is beats audio? It’s a better way to experience your music and movies with crystal clear sound instead of hearing that whirr of your laptop fan you’ll only hear your music. The icing on the cake is this is all powered by a six cell lithium ion battery which will give you long lasting performance for when you can’t plug in your laptop. This unit is ideal for people who are on the go and want to get the most from their laptop and for under $500 it is one of the best bargains that is out there today.
Cheapest and highest rated laptop: (Lenovo Essential G570): Everyone wants to get a great deal on a laptop but it is getting harder to find a laptop that has a decent sized screen, good performance and some storage to hold everything that they want to carry with them. Lenovo makes a machine called the Essential G570 and while it doesn’t have the latest Intel processors it does have a Mobile processor to give you just enough power to do daily things like surfing the web or checking your mail. Add in a big 15.6” bright display, a DVD+RW drive and a 320 gb hard drive all with Windows 7 home premium 64 bit installed and you have a machine that you can take with you wherever you go. Machines that are similar to this one have sold for $500 and up but this machine retails for around $329! A steal at this price as you’re getting a bigger screen than most netbooks but for the same price!
And there you have it! Some of the highest rated laptops that are out there today and around the web. But don’t just take my word for it do some of your own research online , look around and ask questions and you’ll find a laptop that will fit not only your needs and style but your budget as well.
Your computer is so old it has a copy of Windows 98 on it and is barely held together with duct tape and hot glue. You think it’s time for a new computer and want to settle on a laptop as it can do whatever the big brother desktops can do and they are portable. But you want to get the best deal on your laptop so where should you go to start your search? Here are a few ideas to help you get started.
1) Online Outlet Stores: Every major brand name computer manufacturer has an outlet store all you need to do is find them. A quick google search of your favorite brand + outlet store should direct you to appropriate web page. Once there you can find deals on machines that are either refurbished or what we call “scratch and dent” models (which means exactly that units that have a few scratches or dents.) Now the best thing about this is most of these units come with a year warranty so if anything happens to your laptop within that first year you’re covered. Other companies offer extended warranties and if you feel so inclined you might want to take that as well. My latest laptop which is an Alienware M14x was bought from a dell outlet store online and I got it for under a grand.
2) Ebay: This can be hit or miss as some of the people you are dealing with are just that.. people. Which means most of these laptops will not have any type of warranty or if it breaks or goes bad you are out the money. However there is also an opportunity to snag some really good units that may have small things missing (for example I found a great gaming laptop that sold on there for around $300 and the reason it went so cheap is it had no hard drive. Slap in a $50 notebook hard drive and you’re good to go!)
3) Pricewatch.com: This is a key tool if you are not just going to buy a laptop but any type of computer equipment. All you do is search for what you want or go to the ones that are grouped by categories, click on it and you’re given a list of what you want starting at the lowest price. Most of these units may not be brand new and might be refurbished units with no warranties so just be careful and use the general rule. If it too good to be true it usually isn’t.
4) Retail Stores: Most retail stores are looking out for their own bottom line so the chances of getting a deal in these places are pretty rare. However, it’s not at all impossible to get a deal at a Best Buy, Target or even Walmart (which is where my roommate got a sweet deal on a netbook recently). But the holy grail of electronic stores and this should be the one place you should look if you have one near you is Fry’s. This electronics giant not only has whatever you need but it has it at decent prices. They also come out with a weekly circular that has specials on everything from memory to processors to of course laptops. My co-worker bought a HP during one of their sales and suffice to say she got a excellent laptop for under $600!
5) craigslist.com: This is a crapshoot. You might be able to get a great deal or you might come home with a computer that works one day and fails the next. There are businesses that advertise on CL and while I am more prone to deal with them than individuals you might want to do your homework. Another co-worker scored a macbook from some guy that was desperate to sell and she managed to get a deal and this unit came complete with applecare! That is an added bonus but like I said this is buyer beware category so watch yourself.
And there you have it! Five places to find some good deals on laptops. So get on out there and look around because you never know what you’re going to find.
When I was growing up we had big headphones that you had to wear if you wanted to get the full effect of your music. Now some of the best headphones are the earbuds because they are lightweight, compact and deliver the best quality and full richness of sound to your ears.
But which ones should you be on the lookout for? Which are the best earbuds and which will give you the most value for your money? Here’s a short list giving you some of the best earbuds out there so you can really enjoy your music.
- Best Earbuds (Klipsch Image X10): Without a doubt if you are going to go for speakers or earbuds of any type and price is not a factor you should start out with Klipsch. Why? Because they produce some of the best products and the Image X10 is one of them. These small , lightweight earbuds mesh style with comfort as well as superior sound. One of my roommates has a pair of these and you can actually feel the bass as if you were putting your ear next to a subwoofer. The downside? They are a tad pricey at $164.00 on the average but if you want some of the best sound then look no further than the Image X10.
- Best Earbuds under $100 (Shure SE215): Another good company that has been around for quite sometime is Shure and these new earbuds give some of the best quality that rival some of the more expensive earbuds. Some other good features is that the cables are detachable and each of these units come with a 2 year warranty from the factory. And the price? $99 will get you superior earbuds that rival the ones in the higher price brackets. If you want to get great quality sound without the muddled sounds that you might hear from cheaper earbuds definitely give these a try as they will not disappoint you.
- Best Earbuds under $50 (Maximo iMetal iM590): As I was researching this article I came across these little earbuds that retail for $49.95 and thought to myself ‘What makes these small earbuds so special?’ Not only do these earbuds give you great sound but they also give you noise isolation to give you the best atmosphere for experiencing your music and movies. Add in that you get adaptors for using on airplanes and you have a pair of earbuds that are great to take along anywhere.
-Best Earbuds under $25 (Altec Lansig Muzx 136): While doing research for this article I came upon an old standby as my first computer speakers were made by this company. Altec Lansig has continually made excellent products and the Muzx 136 is no exception. What makes these earbuds unique is the construction as they are built with wood inside the earbud. This results in exceptional sound and wonderful clarity at a price that anyone can afford. I was looking for a good pair of earbuds for my ipod and I think these would be the best solution for this as I have seen them as low as $20 online.
- Cheapest Earbuds (Ifrogz Earpollution Plugz Headset): Usually I don’t like to spend a lot of money on earbuds for various reasons (they break easily, they get lost, misplaced, etc.) So I am constantly on the lookout for a cheap pair of earbuds that give great sound at a cheap price. Enter the Ifrogz Earpollution Plugz Headset as a way to not only get a cheap pair of earbuds but a complete headset system for a very low cost. You heard right as these earbuds have a built in high definition mic so you can use this product with your favorite smartphone for hands free calling. And the price? Under $15 will get you these bad boys and trust me when I say this if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on the latest cutting edge tech then give these a shot.
- Best Earbuds for Running (Sennheiser adidas OMX 680): Most people love to listen to music while out jogging but there are some earbuds that have too short of a cord and the isolation earbuds are not a good idea to wear while you are running. These earbuds not only are durable enough to withstand the most rugged workouts but it is also treated to handle moisture which will happen while you are running. And one of the best features is that these earbuds let in more sound so you can not only listen to your news but the world around you (and that’s very important when you’re out in public). These are also affordably priced at around $50 you can get geared up to run to your favorite tunes.
- Best Earbuds for working out (Koss KSC75): While these are not earbuds per se they are very lightweight in ear headphones that at first you look at and go “I am not going to get any sound from this. They look too flimsy and probably don’t have any power behind them.” You would be 100% wrong as these earbuds are perfect for the people who want to work out but not want to wear earbuds. They have a comfortable sports clip design as they fit snugly around your ears giving you the richest sound possible for these type of headphones. And they are affordably priced for less than $20.
So there you have it a wide range of earbuds to please your ears as well as your pocketbook. Find one of these that you like , crank up your favorite tunes and experience music like you have never had before.
The simple rule that applies to almost all gadgets available in the market is simplicity over dexterity and innovation. People crave for a product which is smart, sleek and simple to use. Subsequently, the only product which has evolved over time and confined to the ever escalating standards is Television. No one imagined TVs to get so smart and so sleek. From large-box CRTs to Monolithic Plasma 3D TVs, it has been a fascinating journey for the ‘idiot box’.
We are going to pry into some avant-garde Flat-screen TVs available in the market, which would take your entertainment-quotient to next level. The breed of Flat-screen TVs include technologies like DLP, LCD, LED, plasma and the latest being, 3D TVs. Do not get confused by these jargons, we are going to give rational justifications for each and help you choose a product, which best suits your needs.
Undoubtedly, the best Flat-screen TV panel on earth. Though expensive, this elite TV from Samsung just blows you away with its mesmerizing picture quality and smart features. The pictures displayed are meticulously elegant, thanks to its 59 inch plasma panel which renders both 2D and 3D pictures equally well.
Killer-feature: Though it’s incredibly slim, filled with lots of smart features and delivers the best-in-class performance, it’s the 59 inch resplendent plasma panel and the incredibly sharp 2D to 3D conversion engine, which completely takes your breath away.
Who should buy this?
People who are ardent lovers of technology and crave for a product which distinctively stands out from the crowd should buy this. People who have a spacious and large living room should definitely go for this product. It would unarguably begrudge your neighbors.
The LCD panel delivers sublime performance, thanks to its resplendent display and magnificent color quality. X-Reality Picture Engine integrated into this device makes gaming and movie-viewing an extremely pleasurable experience.
Unlike Samsung PN59D8000, this one is relatively easy to use and also inevitably more stylish. It supports dynamic edge LED backlighting for surreal color and contrast. Moreover, the 3D rendering of pictures is surprisingly elegant and picture-perfect.
The only bottom-line of this flat-panel LCD is that, it is pretty expensive by standards and does not come with 3D glasses, which means you may have to buy one, to view the images in three-dimension.
Who should buy this?
To be very fair, buy this only if you are super-rich and fancy buying a product, which apart from being powerful, is the most coveted product in the market. Undoubtedly, this gizmo from Sony is worth every buck, if you can afford to shell.
It comes with built-in live apps, 3D support and unlike conventional LCDs, offers a superb off-angle and resplendent display. The images are crisp and the sound performance is equally good, very much ideal for a large room.
It’s affordable and it delivers quite an extra-ordinary performance for the bucks you pay. This 55 inch giant renders full HD videos and is perhaps the best flat-panel TV you can get, when you pile up an index of cost versus performance.
The only potential drawback of this flat-panel TV would be the lack of an efficient 3D rendering mechanism. Also, the power-consumption is a bit over the mark and it is available only in sizes greater than 50’’.
Who should buy this?
Well, the answer is you and me, the common man. It is people who want to buy a flat panel TV within strict budgetary constraints. It has got all the features of the smart TV and comes at an incredibly modest price.
This LED based LCD is beautiful and extremely powerful. It delivers excellent picture quality and offers ample video processing options. The display comes covered with Gorilla glass and the design is extremely catchy.
A new dimension: The rendering of 3D images with minimal cross-talk is by far the best we have come across in the flat-screen TV segment. The internet suite included in this device supports numerous streaming services and different eye-catching and useful widgets (Skype, Facebook, etc.).
Who should buy this?
Well if you can go little over the budget and crave for a ‘beauty-with-brain’ type product, this one is out on earth just for you. It competes well with top-notch plasmas and LEDs in the segment and is invariably one of the best buy. Do not think twice before buying, this one would make you fall in love at the very first sight.
Having reviewed some elite Flat-screen TVs, we would advise you to choose a TV based on your requirements, size of the room, the lighting (as you would require more resplendent display if the room is bright and vice versa), budget and features. There is no point in buying what you do not require. Hence, prior to buying, analyze your requirements and then draw a conclusion as to which TV would be perfect for your needs. Do extensive market research before buying but do not boggle your mind too much with a wide number of choices. Remember you are just buying, not marrying.