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Monthly Archives: August 2017

All about Audio PED

Now most Bluetooth headsets equipped with the camera available on Amazon are dubbed “spy headsets” and there is a whole variety of them available with price ranging from $30-90. But, AudioPED is a lot more than just a Spy cam or even a Bluetooth headset as it has basic health monitoring sensors as well. I managed to find one headset that came close to it; The Ctronics Hidden Wearable Spy Camera HD that costs $90. As you can easily predict, the price increases with an increase in memory size, functionality and the camera quality. Now there is no concrete price tag from the team right now, but it is widely reported to be around $109 which is a lot more than the other Bluetooth devices but let’s look at the specs of the new Bluetooth handset and see if it’s really worth the hefty number of dollars!

Sound

Since these are basically Bluetooth headsets, it is important to start off with the primary function: sound. The Audio PED offers a top-of-the-line quality sound to its users, and it can be streamed directly via the internet instead of storing it on the device itself. This feature is absent in the competitor as it relies on internal storage for all the songs and sounds. Its storage is also a notch above with a 32 GB card support compared to the maximum of 8 GB being offered by Ctronics Hidden Spy Camera that comes very close in cost.

Audio PED also has an intricate noise-cancelling system so that your calls aren’t interrupted by nearby noise. It is not currently on offer in any Bluetooth headset we could find so it is a big plus for the new device.

Video Recording and Battery

1080p HD video recording is offered by both Audio PED and the Ctronics device. Video recording capability is the prime feature of both devices, and there is nothing separating them on video quality. However, Ctronics device only offers up to 1.5 hours of video recording in a single charge while Audio PED has heavy-duty lipo batteries on both sides. They ensure you get extended hours of playback and video recording on the device with up to 16 hours of playback possible.

Bluetooth Connectivity

Audio PED has the unique function of being able to connect via to Bluetooth to several devices at once including your laptop, smartphone or even iPod. This feature is absent in the Ctronics device and any other Bluetooth headset I have come across under $200.

Prevent Laptop Overheating

Use a Laptop Cooler Pad To Prevent Computer Crashes

We all know what it is like when our computer crashes; pretty frustrating. Luckily, most of the time all we have to do is re-boot the computer and things are back to normal. If you find that the crashes are fairly regular then it is because there is something seriously wrong and will need to get looked at quickly.

Overheating is a major factor in computer crashes. Many people assume that when their computer crashes, that it is due to a virus, a part failing, or simply due to the Operating System itself. While some of these may be true, it is more often than not, a symptom of overheating.

A crash due to overheating can be characterized by the entire computer system being unresponsive or, “locked up.” This generally results in you having to manually restart your computer. After restarting, the laptop may seem to operate normally for a time, but eventually it suffers the same crash symptom, regardless of which program you are working in.

Use a Laptop Cooling Pad To Prevent Unexpected Laptop Shutdown

You must remember a time when you were happily working away or playing a game on your laptop and sudden the whole thing just shuts down on you without even a warning of any kind. This unexplained shutdown of an operating computer IS a warning that something isn’t right. Chances are the reason for the shutdown is because the fail safe software in the computer detected too high a temperature and so closed off all working components. Computers will automatically shut themselves down before overheating in order to prevent any further damage.

Once a laptop shuts down, it may refuse to power back up for a fixed period of time. If it begins to reboot and then shuts down immediately then this is a sign that the computer has figured out that it is too hot.

Unless you’ve been working in a hot environment, high temperatures, direct sunlight, etc, you should take a sudden shutdown as a warning to back up your data at the first opportunity and to give the cooling system a serious cleaning.

Use a Laptop Cooling Pad To Prevent Data Loss and the Blue Screen of Death

This is probably one of the scariest moments in a person’s life when they see that Blue Screen of Death come up. A hot temperature in the laptop can be a cause of this and when it happens there really isn’t much you can do about it. Typically, your computer will shutdown automatically after displaying the BSOD, or you may be forced to manually shut it down. Usually the computer will restart itself and run diagnostics to determine what caused the fatal error.

Overheating of the CPU, the RAM or the hard drive can cause data corruption and lead to the laptop locking up and shutting down. If the Blue Screen of Death appears repeatedly, it can be an indicator of a very serious problem, and you may need to reinstall the operating system which is not a job for anyone unfamiliar with computer maintenance.

Use a Cooling Pad To Prevent Sluggish Behavior and a Continuously Working Fan

A very good indicator of whether something isn’t quite right with your computer is when it starts to get sluggish. You will notice this when you click on folders or files and find yourself waiting a few extra seconds before the applications actually open. You may also find that certain or all your desktop programs take such a long time to open and run. There can be many reasons for this sluggish behavior and one of them is overheating.

Android TV Box

Not only can you use your Android TV box in the UK but it’s so compact you can take it abroad with you. Having access to your favorite Movies and shows whilst you are away is just another great reason for owning an Android TV box with XBMC.

People of all ages benefit from the options that an Android box opens up. Downloading and playing the latest Android games for kids, or following awesome content for Mum on Pinterest, it has it all.

Another great feature is being able to wipe the box down and start again in the space of few minutes. Updating the box also usually happens automatically with many of the better brands having OTA update service, downloading the latest firmware build directly from their own servers.

Imagine a system where your kids can play angry birds on your TV, you and your friends can watch the latest film and for dinner parties, you can play your favorite Spotify playlists directly from you home theater speakers, all remotely controlled from your connected smartphone!

Once you use an Android TV box in the UK it becomes pretty apparent that you no longer need to rely on owning a DVD player, a TV subscription box or any other type of player to get the content you need. With pretty much every Movie and TV show every created either available from an affordable subscription service or via one of the hundreds of add-ons in Kodi XBMC, owning other equipment becomes unnecessary. This gives you the chance to have your TV area clutter free, with just one Android box sitting nicely ready to play.

Almost all Android TV boxes come with some sort of audio output too. And some great models have Optical Audio out. Having this means you can enjoy superb cinema sound when hooked up to your existing home theater system. Dolby DTS and 5.1 are all supported by the inbuilt Kodi media system.

Types Of Connectors

VGA Connector

It’s common in many computers. It’s also used in many videos. For ideal results you should use a 15-pin connector on a device that you are sure of the type of video that it can put in and out. The connector is mostly used in projectors.

Speakon Connector

This is the latest connector used in audio connections. The unit is available in 2, 4 and 8 pole iterations. For audio applications, you should use 2 and 4 pole. The good side with this unit is that it takes in high current signals. When connecting it you should connect the female plugs to the male panel socket. Due to this connection, you should use the connectors in live sound applications where you should use them in connecting power amplifiers to loudspeakers.

XLR Connector

This is another balanced connection that is used in many pro audio applications. The unit has a barrel design that is approximately 2cm in diameter, with about 3-7 pins or holes. You can effectively use it in audio applications where you use the 3 pin XLR.

Balance Jack Connector

It aids in carrying two channels of audio where the tip is the pointy end, the ring is the section after the first black hoop, and the sleeve is after the second black hoop. The tip and ring of the connector carry the left and right channel signals while the sleeve acts as the common earth.