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Great Tips to Save Money When Buying Consumer Electronics Gadgets

16 Mar

Who is not fond of buying the latest consumer electronics gadgets? Everyone likes to be updated with the newest gizmo and the cool gadgets that hit the market every other day. There are iPads, iPhones, Android Phones, and several other hi tech gadgets, which have a new version released almost every month. With all these cool gadgets, it is obvious that you will be tempted to buy them the moment it gets released. However, have you ever thought about saving money when buying these consumer electronics gizmos? Are you looking for quality gadgets and at the same time ways to save money over these electronic gadgets? If your answer is yes, please read on.

If you search online, you will stumble across various pointers and tips that will help you to save money while buying this cool gizmo. The following is a summary of these tips.

  1. Generally, electronics gadgets such as computers, mobile phones, televisions, etc., can become outdated very fast. So don’t rush over once a new hi tech gadget hits the market. Wait for a couple of weeks. Before you know the price will drop or a new model will be released. Compare the features of the two versions and buy the one that is safe on your pocket and affordable. If the new version is inexpensive and more advanced you can always go for that. Besides, we should also consider the usefulness of the gadget’s features. For instance, when we want to buy the latest mobile phone, we should ask ourselves whether all the new features of the phone are needed by us. If we are normal users, we should not go for a hi tech phone with sophisticated features we never use, just to stay ahead of fashion or to keep up with the Joneses.
  2. Research online and ask your friends about the product. In most of the cases, many of your friends and relatives would have brought the gadget you are planning to buy. A little research will always help you to decide for or against buying it. Hence, you can investigate your gizmo by participating in online discussion forums. Besides, you can also visit Gadget blog sites to find out about everything related to product reviews, news and deals.
  3. Check out the various tech gadgets shops both online and offline for the prices and the discounts offered. Compare the price difference and the features in show. There are many shop comparison web sites like techbargains, techdealdigger, spectackler, etc., which have comparison tools to help you find the best deals online. These gadget shops let shoppers compare thousand of product information electronically, by listing the top tech deals from retailers across the Internet. You can find discount computers, cheap iPods, bargain laptops, low-priced digital cameras, and more.
  4. If the new gadget is a bit heavy on the pocket, consider buying second hand equipment. Most of the times you will get a used gadget with a reduced price but at the same time in a pristine condition which is as good as new. Most gadgets have a novelty appeal and people cannot resist the temptation of replacing their equipment with the latest and hottest gizmos that attract them. There are many instances where people are giving up fairly current electronic gadgets at irresistible prices. So be on the lookout for good deals in the classifieds, or you can try online auction sites such as eBay. These sites are perfect for people who are looking for second hand or used gadgets. You can probably get a good bargain here because the items are often less than half the price of a brand new product. However, just be cautious when buying from these auction sites and make sure the sellers are respectable before you buy from them.
  5. One remarkable thing about the gadget marketplace is that there are plenty of promotional and discount voucher codes throughout the year. You can always go after those money-saving coupons and watch out for the gizmo sales bonanza. So keep looking for discounts and extremely ask for discount. When you are assertive and ask for discounts most of the gadget shops offer you one, especially if you are a regular buyer, and you look like a potential customer to them.
  6. Consider selling the older consumer electronic gadgets that you own. There are several buyers, who regard old electronic items as antique and as a novelty, and you can sell these at a premium price. Moreover, some second hand gadget shops such as BuyMyTronics can provide you an eco-friendly way to dispose your used gadgets and get paid cash for them. Hence, you have an easy and green way to earn money by discarding your old mobile phones, iPhones, iPods, laptops and digital cameras.

With the above pointers, you can easily save money while buying the latest consumer electronics gadgets.

 

Source from Ezinearticles

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Huge Demand for Tablets

16 Mar


Market intelligence firm, IDC, reported that almost 18 million media tablets, such as the iPad, were shipped in 2010. The number jumped dramatically from the 3rd quarter of 2010 from 4.5 million to over 10 million in the 4th.

Apple’s iPad accounted for 93% in the 3rd quarter, but then fell to 73% in the 4th pushed down by the popular Samsung Galaxy Tab.

So we can see from the data that there are still biggest demand for these high tech gadgets!

6 Best Electronics Gadgets For You

16 Mar

Wireless Security Camera:
This gadget acts as a powerful tool to protect your home, office or your garden as well. You can also use it for monitoring your children while playing. The wireless camera can be accessed from any part of the globe, just with the help of an internet connection. These tech gadgets can act as a very powerful and useful tool in your life.

Wide Screen MP4 Player Watch:
This is the right product, especially for those who like to listen to music. The MP4 wrist watch comes with a 1GB memory facility and it has 1.8 inch TFT screen, MTV format based movie player, a nice inbuilt FM radio facility and it has an inbuilt speaker. There are also many other added features attached with it.

Flip Video MinoHD Camcorder( Black in color)
This gadget has the capability of holding up to 60 minutes of HD- quality video or a 4GB built in memory device. It’¯s very slim and it can easily slip into your pocket. You can comfortably store and organize your movie clips and video clips due to the built in Flipshare software that it has.

MP3 Player:
The next hot gadget is the MP3 player pen. This MP3 Pen player holds MP3, WMA and WAV formats. It consists of super high quality based voice recording function. The type of MP3 player has an excellent design and is already popular among gadget junkies.

MP3 Alarm Clock:
Through these electronic gadgets, you can start the day by waking up with a special message from your lover. You would certainly be in good mood, as soon as you listen to that special recorded voice in the form of an alarm. The MP3 alarm clock is capable of downloading WAV files from your computer.

MP3 Player and Bluetooth Headset based sunglasses:
People, who love their MP3/MP4 players, will love this gadget. These sunglasses can be converted into a blue tooth headset and MP3 player. It supports MP3 WMA and WAV too. It has a quick uploading facility due to its fast connection capability through USB 200 to PC. All that one has to do is just plug and play. Music files can be easily dragged and dropped on to your player.

Torch Flashlight

16 Mar

In some countries, a flashlight is called a torch (even the Waterproof LED Flashlight with Camcorder), but the Torch truly lives up to the name, because this flashlight is hot stuff.

How bright is the Torch? It’s currently being tested by the Guinness World Records for the title of world’s brightest and most powerful light. It’s 4100 lumens of raw light power is 100 lumens brighter than the current record holder.

With light comes heat, and the Torch packs enough of both to burn plastic, light paper on fire, and even cook eggs and marshmallows. However, the military-grade aluminum casing and durable high-heat rated lens over the 100-watt halogen bulb insures that you’re not the one who gets burned.

Normally selling for $199.95, the Torch electronic gadgets, along with the rechargeable battery and universal charger, can now be yours for $99.95 at Wicked Lasers.

 

 

Sony Alpha NEX-5 Compact Reviews

16 Mar

Sony is still legendary just when it comes to making genuine cameras and all the technical stuff. They have never let us down upon their quality and it’s always the best form of technology available from their side. Sony Alpha NEX-5 is one of the sleekest and the lightest weighted camera possessing SLR qualities. The low light picture mode is amazing and you can capture some charming and beautiful pictures.

The strength of this camera is amazing, the lens is interchangeable and it is of 14.2 MP. The type of lens you want for your professional nature of work, this is the deal. The pan aroma mode has been carefully crafted and it is just astounding to know more and more about the quality of the images it takes. So far, there isn’t anything to be bothered about these tech gadgets –  the design is perfect and so as the quality. The video recording mode is as stronger as the image capturing mode and thus it makes a complete package for photographers.

Sony has banked some serious bucks with in the release of this beautifully designed camera and I hope it won’t be dipped into critics in the future, so it will cling to the top.

World’s Smallest Video Camera Can Fit In Your Nose

16 Mar

This is the world’s tiniest camera and it’s been designed to shoot video inside your body. It’s supposed to replace the fiber optic endoscope despite the fact that I saw it used in the last episode of House, it’s not science fiction.

The cute tech gadgets are only about 1 mm³ in size – about “the size of a coarsely ground grain of salt,” and that’s pretty small. It’s got 62,500 pixel resolution, so the images it captures inside your body should be pretty sharp. The developer is the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany and they say that the camera should be cheap enough to be disposable by 2012.

There could be a lot of uses for this type of tiny camera, from a Big Brother-like surveillance scenario, to better rear view mirrors for your SUV. Fraunhofer expects these cameras to become available next year. I wonder when they will make a wireless version.

 

Source from technabob

Lenovo ThinkPad X220 Reviews

16 Mar

The Lenovo ThinkPad X220 packs in a new Intel Core i5 CPU and can run all day (depending on how you use it). With a 12.5-inch display, it’s just a bit smaller than a 13-inch laptop, and it feels like an excellent compromise for frequent travelers.

Lenovo’s X-series laptops have always been high-end ultraportable machines for business travelers who need to work on the go with a minimum amount of compromise. The X220 continues this tradition and adds a few new twists at the same time. The biggest design change is a move to a 12.5-inch display–a very unusual size. This allows the chassis to be a tiny bit wider, which in turn leads to a more spacious keyboard, and one that feels very different from that of just about any other laptop on the market.

 

You also get the second generation of Intel’s Core i-series processors, which in the handful of systems we’ve seen them in live up to the promise of more power and better battery life. To see this in such a compact system is pleasing, although Apple’s 13-inch MacBook Pro also has Intel’s new CPUs in an only slightly larger package.

 

Unlike one of Lenovo’s IdeaPad line of consumer laptops electronic gadgets, the X220 is clearly a business system. The look and feel, while periodically tweaked, are classic ThinkPad, with a busy keyboard and dual touch pad-pointing stick controls. That design, coupled with the IT-friendly software found on nearly all ThinkPads, means this isn’t your typical off-the-shelf laptop, and if one lands on your desk, it was probably bulk-ordered by your company’s IT department. Still, if we had to have a strict buttoned-down work-only laptop, the X220’s combo of small size and powerful hardware makes it the one we’d probably want to have.

 

The look and feel of ThinkPad laptops has been tweaked over time, and different product lines and sizes have their unique features. That said, this is still clearly identifiable as a ThinkPad at 100 paces, from the squared-off black shell to the overly busy keyboard with the iconic pointing stick in the middle.

 

In some ways it’s surprising how little changes year over year in the ThinkPad design, as Lenovo has shown it can do radically modern designs with its IdeaPad consumer line. But it does make sense, as corporate IT departments value familiarity and continuity above all else. A radically different-looking ThinkPad might not end up in as many cubicles.

 

With its unique 12.5-inch screen, adding half an inch to the size of the previous X201 model’s display, the X220 also has room for a wider keyboard, and that keyboard is one of the system’s biggest highlights.

 

Even most business laptops now have moved to the familiar island-style keyboards, with flat-topped, widely spaced individual keys. The ThinkPad line, however, sticks with an older style of closely spaced keys that are wider at the bottom and taper slightly at the top. If you’re typing on a traditional desktop keyboard, you’re probably using one of these tech gadgets right now, but on laptops, that style is all but extinct.

 

It took a few minutes for us to get used to the deep strokes and chunky feel, but after that typing was excellent (Lenovo is said to invest heavily in keyboard research). Important keys, such as Shift, Enter, and even Delete, are positively huge, and you quickly forget you’re typing on a sub-13-inch laptop. Our main gripe is that the crowded keyboard tray feels overly busy, with big white and blue labels for many keys, and keys such as Page Up/Down and Print Screen crammed into the upper corners. Let’s just say there isn’t a lot of negative space at work here.

 

Besides dedicated buttons for volume control, speaker, and mic mute, there’s also a quick-launch button for Lenovo’s ThinkVantage software suite. This gives you one-stop access to all of the business-friendly support and system tools in one place, including troubleshooting, downloading software updates, and managing security and power settings.

 

The big touch pad on the X220 is notable, especially as it’s forced to share space with an old-school pointing stick and its secondary set of mouse buttons. Rather than harp on why smaller laptops especially should consider retiring the pointing stick, we’ll focus on our main concern, the integrated mouse buttons built into the touch pad.

 

The 12.5-inch display definitely feels smaller than that of a 13-inch laptop, but it’s a solid step up from the more common 11-inch screen. At 1,366×768 pixels, this is the same resolution you’d find on nearly all 11- to 13-inch laptops, and a good number of 14- and 15-inch ones as well. Lenovo’s screens are always clear and bright, with good off-axis viewing, and the X220’s screen is no exception. Even better, as it’s a business laptop, it has a matte screen, which is better for glare-free reading (a feature sadly almost impossible to find in a consumer laptop). Gaint gadgets for men, in particular!

 

 

Source from cnet

 

Ashcraft Aria headphones for the eco-conscious audiophiles

16 Mar

Designed by Britt Ashcraft, the Aria headphones from Ashcraft Design combine the latest in audio technology with the environmentally friendly materials. While the headband is made from the wood recycled from acoustic guitars of musicians from around the world, the satin spun finished earcups have been carved from reclaimed aluminum. The leather used around the earcups and the quilted leather lining have been reclaimed from bags, jackets and other pieces of clothing. The use of leather offers a comfortable fit for the listener’s ears. The tuned 40-millimeter titanium-plated drivers guarantee high quality, clear sound for an optimum listening experience. It is a really pretty electronic gadgets for musicians!

 

Via: DesignAddict/Yanko Design

Sony Ericsson W830 Reviews

16 Mar

If you are looking for a phone that is both durable and comes with some interesting feature then this one would be the best option for you. Sony Ericsson W830 comes with a TFT display, an internal memory of 16 MB, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth v 2.0 and USB connectivity. This is not the end of the list, as these cool electronic gadgets also feature messaging service like Email, MMS, and SMS, stereo FM along wit RDS, and JAVA as well. Well, you cannot miss out the Walkman 2.0 player if you love listening to music. The slider design provides a stylish look to this phone. All these features are aimed at satisfying the demands of the young audience.

White iPhone 4 Confirmed by Apple for Spring 2011

16 Mar

If I am to be honest, I have never understood why people have been so enamored of the white iPhone 4. I guess it’s mostly because they can’t have it. The white iPhone 3GS wasn’t any more lusted after by most geeks than the black version (and it actually showed scratches more). Still there are hoards of iPhone 4 fans that are frothing to get their hands on the white iPhone 4.

Apple’s Philip Schiller has confirmed on Twitter that the white iPhone 4 will be landing this spring. Schiller tweeted, “Hi Eric. The white iPhone electronic gadgets will be available this spring (and it is a beauty!)” in response to a fan asking when it would be available.

I guess that Apple has finally resolved their issues with getting the white to match from different manufacturers. There have been some rumors circulating that the white iPhone 4 may be an AT&T exclusive. Naturally, those rumors are unconfirmed by AT&T and Apple at this point.a