September 23, 2009

What To Do About iPod Headphones

It's definitely the decade of the iPod, and that makes iPod headphones a hot topic. After all, these ingenious little devices that let you carry around your favorite music at your hip are only as good as what you're listening to them through, right?

There aren't many people who deny that the iPod is a fantastic product. It seems like everyone from little Susie to Great Aunt Griselda has one, and we all love them. So why is it so difficult to get headphones that fit?

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May 11, 2009

Get the Best Deals When Buying Electronics

Use these 5 tips and save money when buying electronics.

Buying electronics can be intimidating and confusing. If you're in the market for a new electronic gadget, follow these 5 tips to understand the process and save money.

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July 14, 2008

Are PDAs Becoming a Thing of the Past?

Has Technology Eliminated the Need for PDAs?

I came upon a realization the other day that technology may have eliminated the need for the PDA, and no, I'm not talking about public displays of affection. I'm referring to the personal digital assistants that everyone thought were so divine back in the 90s. It seems that the new millennium may have antiquated them. But what, exactly, is taking their place?

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June 27, 2008

Personal Air Conditioners Make The Summer Months Cooler

It's the Season for Personal Air Conditioners

Personal air conditioners are superb inventions. Using a full size air conditioner is great, except that it eats energy, makes your electric bill rise through the roof and you cannot take it with you when you go out in the heat. Fans are also a great option, but when it is so hot outside the pavement is melting, fans just seem to circulating hot air. How can you beat the heat? Personal air conditioners come to the rescue.

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December 15, 2007

Camcorders: The Mini-DV vs. Mini-DVD Mystery

When It Comes to Camcorders, Do You Want Mini-DV or Mini-DVD?

Christmas is right around the corner and my wife wants a new camcorder to catch all of those glorious Christmas morning memories. While I think still shots are much better for this occasion (can't hear one child screaming that the other's gift is better if there's no sound) she's insisting on motion picture. I relented and agreed, but little did I know that I was about to get a crash course in mini-DV vs. mini-DVD. Wondering what the difference is? Let me share the fruits of my quick education.

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November 29, 2007

Now's the Time to Get a GPS Unit For Your Car

Big Drop in GPS Prices

If you've yet to get a TomTom, Magellan, Garmin or other GPS unit, you should have hit the stores on Black Friday. Some stores were selling GPS devices for as little as $99. However, if you didn't get in on the Black Friday madness (due to lack of time or a bit of sanity on your part) it's still not too late. There are deals to be had if you know where to look.

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July 23, 2007

How Young Is Too Young For a Cell Phone?

Are We Taking Cell Phone Usage Too Far?

The other day at the playground, I watched as what looked like a 5-year-old girl answered a cell phone call from her grandmother. No, it wasn't her mom or dad's cell phone she was using -- it was her own. Which raised the question -- are kindergartners too young to have their own cell phones? The answer may surprise you.

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July 12, 2007

Welcome To The Affordable World of The Flat Screen Television

The Flat Screen Television is More Affordable Than Ever

Ever since I stayed in a hotel suite with a flat screen television, I've wanted nothing more than to have one mounted right above my fireplace. The picture and sound quality combined with the sleek, cool look had me sold from day one. It was just the price that kept me from jumping in on the flat screen television bandwagon. However, after a trip to the store today, I came to realize that the world of flat screen TVs has actually become quite affordable.

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July 5, 2007

Now That the iPhone Rush is Over

Interested in an iPhone?

People were waiting in line for hours for the new iPhone. Some just wanted to make sure they got theirs the first day of its release, others were hoping to make a profit. So was the iPhone a hit? Yes. Was it a hit on the level of the Nintendo Wii (which is still, many months after its release, still almost impossible to find in stores)? Not really. However, that's not a bad thing. It means that you can get your hands on an iPhone without paying hundreds of dollars over retail.

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July 1, 2006

The Truth about Cable Descramblers

Are Cable Descramblers Really a Good Idea?

Gone are the days when all you had to choose from were a handful of public television stations and welcome to an age where the channels on a television can go into the thousands. From basic cable to the hottest premium channels, a person’s television-viewing options are almost endless. However, those premium channels don’t come cheap and many people are touting cable descramblers as a great way to get those channels for free. But are cable descramblers really a good idea?

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