Wednesday, February 14, 2018

VR Headsets


Virtual reality headsets provide a fully immersive entertainment experience, whether you're looking to watch 360-degree videos, play games or go places you've always wanted to vislt.
After testing and reviewing over a dozen VR headsets, here's our recommendations.
  • Mobile: Our top mobile VR headset is the Oculus-backed Samsung Gear VR ($129). There's a plethora of apps, games and experiences — with fresh updates nearly every week. In addition, the headset now features a new Bluetooth controller and voice command for an even more immersive experience. And if you're one of the many people out there that don't own a Samsung phone and are looking for an affordable piece of gateway tech, check out the Pansonite 3D VR Glasses, which tops our list of VR headsets under $45.
  • PC: If you're looking for a VR experience on your PC, the Oculus Rift (starting at $399) is living up to the hype, especially now that the Touch Controllers are available. The HTC Vive ($599) takes things a step further and lets you actually walk through virtual worlds as well as poke and prod (and shoot) with your hands, thanks to its included touch-enabled controllers.
  • Console: Console gamers only have one option in the new PlayStation VR ($399). But it already has some great Triple-A titles and is the most affordable high-end VR system for the millions of gamers who own a PlayStation 4.
Also see: OCULUS RIFT DK2 Review

Thursday, November 23, 2017

SPYPOINT SOLAR



- The Solar trail camera ( for example: MOULTRIE PANORAMIC 180I ) has a built-in solar panel. This unique trail camera has unmatched battery life, trigger speed and recovery time. This is a very impressive trail camera. - TCP Staff

Pros
  • Almost unlimited battery life
  • Fastest trigger speed/recovery we have ever tested
  • Bright, colorful pictures
  • Internal picture viewer
Cons
  • No built-in python bracket
  • Blurry night photos
Trailcampro Analysis
Ever seen a camera like the Spypoint Solar?  Neither have we.  Spypoint has always been known for innovative trail camera products, the Solar trail camera is the latest innovation.
The Spypoint Solar is a Force 11D with a solar panel permanently attached to the top of the camera
Picture Quality
Photo resolution: 12 mpxl (interpolated)
Video Resolution: 1280 x 720 w/ audio
Flash Type:  Red Glow Infrared (very faint)
As expected, the picture quality is identical to the Force 11D.  Daytime pictures have been very impressive.  Bright color, good clarity and plenty of depth whether the camera was placed in bright sunlight or heavy timber.
Night pictures have pros and cons.  There is a decent amount of flash range, but the pictures do have a slight halo (more light in the center of the image - less on the edges of the photo).  We also have a high number of blurry photos.  The Solar has three modes in the settings that control night image quality:
  1. IR Boost - Max flash range but higher frequency of blurry images
  2. Blur Reduction - Less flash range, but better clarity on moving animals
  3. Optimal - This is a compromise of the two modes above. 
Our sample images are a combination of all the modes the camera allows.  Overall, the night photos are a mixed bag.  We consider the Solar's night photos to be very average.
This solar panel doesn't need direct sunlight"
Better yet, on the internal menu, it shows a percentage that the camera is charging when you are positioning the Spypoint Solar.  You can immediately see the benefits of angling the camera one way or another.  The solar panel does not detach, it is fixed permanently on the camera. As this incredible technology is very new to us, we are continuing to test and evaluate this panel to learn more about how it works.
The Spypoint Solar is very small and would be easy to conceal in almost any environment.  The camera has a detachable bracket for mounting or removing quickly from a tree.  There is not a built-in python lock bracket, but there is a 1/4" x 20 threaded insert on the bottom of the camera for a tripod or Slate River Mount.  It would have been nice to have a python bracket built into the case design.
On the back of the camera, there is a cover that unscrews to reveal the battery compartment (it requires 6 AA batteries).  The batteries are easy to insert/remove and are held firmly in place.  There is no chance they would become dislodged on their own.  The battery cover feels a bit flimsy, but it attaches in a way that removes that as a concern.  It is perfectly flush with the back of the camera and is not exposed to anything that would risk damaging it.
It hasn't been an issue, but it would have been nice for Spypoint to have a bigger, beefier latch.  The internal viewer quickly scrolls through any pictures or videos the camera has taken.  This is an underrated feature on the Solar trail camera, internal viewers make setup so much easier and ensure you walk away from a camera knowing it is monitoring the terrain exactly as you want it to.
Programming is incredibly easy and intuitive.  Whether this is your first camera or 21st, you will enjoy the programming options and fluid navigation.  All programming is done on the internal viewer, so for those of you that do not enjoy squinting at small LCD screens, you will appreciate the bigger font on the viewer.
The Solar trailcam has custom start/stop time, which is useful for anyone looking at this camera for security.  
Durability has been outstanding. In the last 12 months, Spypoint has had one of our lowest warranty rates.
Overall, the case design could be beefed up to feel sturdier, however, we gave the Spypoint added points for having a solar panel that can charge without direct sunlight.  That is pretty cool technology and could potentially save you a ton of money over the life cycle of owning this trail camera.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Moultrie A-7i Gen2 IR Black Flash Camera/June 7, 2015



I pulled out two more cameras this morning from the queue of cameras waiting for review. This year the Moultrie cameras have a new look and are referred to as “Gen2” for generation 2. This helps to avoid confusion with models of the same name from previous years. If you purchase a Lockbox in our store make sure that you select the one with “Gen2” in the description.

On the surface a lot is very similar to the A-5 we are reviewing but I will repeat my self here.

This camera is one solid piece with a small door or flap that opens to reveal the buttons, switches, batteries and SD card slot. This puts the entire camera in the back making it easier to aim than those heavy in front camera in the door style that is most typical. We will keep an eye out for leaks around this seal. I have not heard anything but this is something to look for.

The latch feels sturdy with substantial thickness and metal hinges and compresses the door securely when latched. This is good as I feel the rubber moisture seal will hold in a downpour.

The camera design splits the IR array into a right and left side with the PIR on top and lens below. There are 18 LEDS per side for a total of 36. The A-7i has more leds than its sibling the A-5 and I expect will do better in the flash range testing.

The camera supports 8 AA batteries making it economical to run. The bottom of the camera has a tripod insert with the 12v battery IN and USB out ports.

For mounting there are wide strap slots on either side and supplied is a nice wide strap. There are holes for a python in the rear and I believe that you can loop the python around the camera face and around the tree for a better than average security. There is no substitute for a lock box though.

You can also use the python holes for bungee straps which I will likely do. One small difference is the addition of a smokey black whisps of color on the green to give it a touch of camo.

The camera is billed as a 7MP camera with a Low and high setting and a single VGA setting for video (640×480). There are 4 delay settings with the lowest being 10s. A simple switch allows you to change delay, and function. After setting up the date and time, you will likely not need those buttons unless you need to change burst mode.

The Moultrie A-7i Gen2 is a basic camera that is easy to setup and use with features that can make it an economical part of your scouting arsenal.

The day test shots reveal an image that has a bit of fuzziness or lack of contrast. Zooming in a bit reveals a moderate amount of pixellation with a bit of improvement over the A-5 in similar conditions.
Also moultrie company produces MOULTRIE HD VIDEO GLASSES the best gadget for hunters.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2, Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini, Mi Power Bank 2 Launched in India



Xiaomi India has launched a range of accessories in India expanding its portfolio further. The newly introduced Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2, Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini, 10000mAh Mi Power Bank (for example: SUNJACK HEAT BANK ) 2, and 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 are all going to be available via Mi.com online store and Mi Home, Xiaomi's newly launched offline store. Prices for new Xiaomi accessories start at Rs. 999. Read more for details.

Xiaomi Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 price, features


Xiaomi has launched the Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 that essentially is a neat tool to pull Wi-Fi to those corners of your house where the signal is weak. It enables you to expand your home Wi-Fi coverage without buying a new router, and delivers connections for up to 16 devices. Xiaomi says the Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 is compatible with most popular router brands, and comes with two built-in high performance PCB antennas to expand router signal range and boost download speeds. The Mi Wi-Fi Repeater 2 will be available exclusively via Mi.com and Mi Home from June 20 onwards at Rs. 999.


Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini price, features


The new Xiaomi Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini is a small speaker that weighs just 58 grams and has a full metal casing. The tiny speaker’s dimensions are at 52x52x25mm and it supports Bluetooth v4.0, and a Micro USB charging port. The circular shaped speaker has a built-in microphone with nose reduction technology, and it comes with a lanyard hole to make it easy to carry it around. The tiny Mi Bluetooth Speaker Mini will be available in Grey and Gold colour variants via Mi.com and Mi Home from June 21 at Rs. 1,299.


10000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 price, features


The 10000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 has also been introduced, and it comes with two-way fast charging, and high-density batteries. This 14.1mm thin device easily slips into your pocket, and Xiaomi says the Mi Power Bank 2 comes with nine layers of circuit chip protection including temperature protection, input/ output overvoltage protection, hardware-level short circuit protection, and output over-current protection. The 10000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 will be available in Black from June 20 via Mi.com and Mi Home, at Rs. 1,199. It will also be available via Amazon India and Flipkart from July 7.


20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2 price, features


This power bank has dual USB outputs, two-way fast charging, weighs 330.5 grams, and is portable with dimensions at 135.5x67.6x23.9mm, and at 20000mAh comes with double the capacity. The nine layer circuit protection is also available on 20000mAh Mi Power Bank 2, and it will be available in black from June 20 via Mi.com and Mi Home. It, too, will also be available via Amazon and Flipkart from July 7.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Don't Know Where to Leave Your Kid?



Child care facilities are now one of the very successful companies which have grown as an industry now. Now you'll find so many child care facilities and networks which have evolved and a number are running successfully. Not every daycare center that opens up will live and be a lucrative company. There's some serious hard work and dedication needed to be able to make it a successful company.

You should be aware of what the functions are or what the point of (DCC's) supervised visitation centers Tacoma are. (CCC's) Child care facilities are a location where parents lose their kids or babies to a school like a facility in order that their kids can be in a secure environment and have appropriate consideration on them.

There isn't any particular limitation for kids to attend facilities but generally, all the kids at the center are generally of the exact same age group. The point of kids would be to spend the day at the DCC with the oversight of teachers and supervised visitation centers staff.

There are several kinds of day care center for kids who will begin from baby day care center to Montessori as well as the conventional DCC. Beginning from the baby day care center the kids are fairly small and they're looked after and taken care by the staff of the DCC. Generally, the staff has to look after the babies to give them food punctually and change their clothing should they get dirty by any means.

This is actually the most challenging job to look after the babies as they often weep and be annoying at precisely the same time. The babies are often in various dispositions and some tend to annoy and some do not. The other CCC's is Montessori where the kids attend a preschool. Here the kids are grouped in categories and educated alphabets and numbers and they're let to draw and color matters also. You ought to select an excellent Montessori for your child because here the kid will learn all the fundamental things before entering school.

In case your kid will pass out from a superb Montessori she or he will have a great fundamental history of the essential things they must learn before entering school as well as the kid is not going to be anxious or self-conscious as he'll not be new to the classroom environment.

Selecting the appropriate CCC's is a frantic occupation for parents as they may be perplexed and worried if their kid is going to the proper area or not and will the child be safe in the surroundings. As a way to make yourself comfortable with these things, you need to assess the CCC's yourself or see the most effective child care network in your city and take a glance about of which type of facilities do they supply to kids.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

4 Ways Micro Loan Can Benefit Small Business




Small business owners need working capital to deal with ups and downs of cash flow, pay for operating expenses, and invest in growth – but they usually don’t need the same large amounts of capital that big companies require. Instead, many small businesses can get by with smaller “micro loans” in amounts of $50,000 or less. Even a small amount of money is often enough to make a big difference for a small business.

Here are a few ways that small business owners can use micro loans to help their businesses succeed:


Pay for Marketing Costs


Getting a micro loan is often a good source of funds to help pay for new marketing expenses – whether it’s a new marketing campaign, a revamped website, Pay Per Click ads, sponsored posts on social media, or more. If you want to try some new marketing techniques, it’s often good to have a fresh influx of cash to help pay for your marketing work – after all, “you have to spend money to make money.” Ideally, your marketing will pay for itself!

Monday, March 27, 2017

Vintage Watches - The Forgotten Luxury



Vintage watches are those parts of watches that have been there since time immemorial. The old, forgotten, classy and stylish time pieces that are very intricately built are known for the renaissance of the golden era that they brought. One could be a watch fanatic and collect many of these priced possessions, or simply could pick on to a few of these works of arts randomly.

Watches are these days more than a mere necessity. They are accessories that tell volumes about the person wearing them. Vintage watches for a fact shall say about a person that he has a love for the lost fantastic creations of the true craftsmen, who actually took work to be worship. Purchasing a vintage watch though is not a very easy task up. There is a huge market for these watches, and one has to have an eye for what is genuine as it obviously involves big investments.

They are a rare luxury which is like wine, the older the better. One has to be the correct sort of steward to know how genuine the brew of the wine is. This monster market includes watches of all ages and all styles and fashions. Watches that are automatic and those that have to be manually wound, vintage market is flooded with specifications according to one's choices and preferences. It is extremely important to have a sound knowledge of the type of watch one wants to buy. This is so because obviously when one is paying so much, one needs to be sure of the genuine qualities of the specifications that the antique dealer is offering. For instance, how would one feel when one realizes that the exclusive vintage watch that a person has just bought in blue color, was originally only released in black and white. Here the entire point of buying a vintage piece would be nullified.

The popularity of vintage watches for sale is ever growing. There are many changes that can be made in the conventional vintage watches to make them look new and chic and stylish. Jewels can be attached to the vintage watches that could make them dazzle with the richness of the old and forgotten stature of these pieces. One could change the dials and straps to completely change the look of the watch. There was a time when a famous watch company had a craze for jewel embedded and ornate watches. This was when a lot of people got their personal jewelers to adorn their less expensive time pieces with these starlets to make them look more costly. To know the originality of one's vintage watch is really important to ensure that one gets the true value for money.

It is strongly advised to buy watches with the prescribed specifications according to the line in which they were created and that were repaired by the trained technicians of the respective watch companies. Vintage watches are a rage among those who have a zest for owning a timeless, ageless beauty.

Vintage watches are timeless and ageless master pieces created in the olden times. They are sought for by the antique lovers and those who have a love for the golden era. They are like one of the features of the soul of the olden times.

VR Headsets

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