I prefer to use an old fashioned GPS unit in my car

 

Even though I was aware of GPS and the benefits it could provide, when I bought my first car, I decided not to go for an affordable GPS. In fact, I made up my mind to go for an old fashioned GPS unit that does not support Wi-Fi and all such stuff.

As it was going to be my first GPS unit, I wanted something that would fall under $100. I thought I would upgrade it once I got used to its working. Most of the shops nearby were offering high end GPS units, so I decided to go online and search for an old fashioned GPS unit. After spending some time, I came up with 3 models that were very good and do not cross my budget.

 

Holux M-1000 32 Channel Wireless Bluetooth GPS Receiver

Holux M-1000 is an exceptional GPS tracker as it offers a few features. The size of the Holux M-1000 is just about the size of a matchbox and it does not weigh much. The battery life is very good and it can last for about 23 hours. The Li-ion batteries need some time for initial charging though. Because of its Bluetooth capability, you can easily pair this GPS unit with the Smartphone. When I tested, it worked perfectly well and the information provided by Holux M-1000 is 100% accurate. At below $50, it is one of the best options one can have if you are looking for an old fashioned GPS unit.

 

Realtime GPS/GSM/GPRS Tracking System Tracker Device

Realtime GPS Tracker device is another old fashioned GPS system that you can buy easily online. The main advantage of Realtime GPS Tracker device is that it works with almost all cellular providers. So, you can easily use the SIM in your Smartphone. It comes with free tracking software; therefore you don’t have to worry about the monthly fees. The readings displayed by the Real-time GPS Tracker device match with Google Earth and hence it is a perfect option for those who wish to have an old fashioned GPS unit in their car. With a price tag of below $90, it is a good buy.

 

Zoombak ZMBK346 Advanced GPS Universal Locator

Zoombak ZMBK346 is a reasonably priced old fashioned GPS tracker. It comes with a monthly fee of $10. The lightweight, easy-to-use, water resistant GPS tracker can be placed in your car in easy location.  Zoombak ZMBK346 uses cellular and satellite technology to locate. A real advantage of Zoombak ZMBK346 GPS unit is that when the object is out of monitoring zone, it will send you an email and then you can get in touch with the Zoombak website to find the exact location.

The three models are very good and cheap and can deliver good performance. I chose Holux M-1000, what about you?

 

 

3 radar detectors that are great for highway driving

Does your work make you drive your car on the highway? Do you often fear getting a speeding ticket from the highway police? If you travel a lot across various highways and plan to use a radar detector, your preference should be to get a radar detector with good range and sensitivity.

Being a truck driver, I spent most of my time travelling through various highways. The fear of getting a speeding ticket was always there in my mind and I did get a couple of speed tickets. That’s when I decided to buy a radar detector.

Buying a radar detector is not an easy task. Since I am internet savvy, I found it really difficult to find one with the correct reviews and ratings. But, then I met an old friend of mine in the gadget shop and he helped me in selecting the best radar detector for highway driving. I checked out these 3 models-

 

ESCORT MAX 360

This is a high end radar detector that will cost you a whopping $550. It has an excellent range and very good response time compared to other models available. The dual antenna mounted in the radar detector helps to scan for speed traps in all directions. It helps drivers like me about the direction the radar gun’s signals are coming from and to slow down immediately. It has everything you need in a radar detector which works perfectly well in the city as well.

 

Valentine One

The second option I considered is another exciting model in the category of best radar detector for highway driving. It has got extremely long range and strong signals, making it one of the top models for highway driving. Valentine One offers outstanding features like large red arrows to show the direction of radar signals coming, bogey counter displaying the number of simultaneous threats detected in one area etc. Valentine One can easily detect lasers as well as K, Ka and X bands. At below $500, it is a good buy.

 

Escort Redline XR

This model under my scrutiny does not have fancy looks, but performance-wise it is a clear winner. The LED display shows you clear readings even when the sun is striking really hard. The expert mode in Escort Redline XR shows you nine simultaneous readings. The strength of the Escort Redline XR is that it has long range detection capability and hence is one of the favorite radar detectors for highway driving.

 

All the above given models are tested and approved by radar detector experts and after testing them and I really liked them very much. After hours of research, I finally ended up buying the Valentine One and now I am driving my vehicle without threat to my pocket.

If you want to read useful info about other models I suggest checking out this website.

The newest point and shoot cameras that are affordable

Are you planning to buy a point-and-shoot camera? Due to extreme competition in the market of P&S cameras, manufactures are coming up with various features and impressive price tags to draw the attention of buyers. So, which is the best point-and-shoot camera in 2017?

When I went to shop a point-and-shoot camera for upcoming summer vacations, I hardly had any idea about the countless options available. I was shocked to see so many models, each offering exciting features. Here are some point-and-shoot camera models that drew my attention.

 

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100

Sony, one of the leaders in this market, offers an excellent looking point-and-shoot camera in Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100. It has a large image sensor and 3.6x zoom. You can get super image quality pictures using the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 and that’s why it is very popular among photographers all around the world.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 offers customizable controls, fast lens, 20.2 megapixel resolution, large and sharp LCD screen, and support for RAW shooting. What more can you expect from a point-and-shoot camera? With a price tag of $650, it is an affordable camera for those who love to take high quality pictures.

 

Olympus Tough TG-4

Olympus has been trying very hard to capture a good share in the point-and-shoot market with quality products at an affordable price. Olympus Tough TG-4 has a higher resolution with 16 megapixel sensor. It is waterproof up to 50 feet and is resistant to cold, dust and crushing. Olympus Tough TG-4 supports Wi-Fi and raw shooting and is a pocket friendly camera that is suitable for both professionals and starters.

The quality of images taken using Olympus Tough TG-4 is of very good quality, making it one of the best affordable models to buy. You can get Olympus Tough TG-4 at less than $400. that’s $350 less compared to the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100.

 

Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50

Panasonic like Olympus has been in this market for a few years now and is trying to offer customers with the futuristic point-and-shoot cameras at reasonable price. Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 is compact with 30x zoom lens and integrated EVF. It also supports raw editing. Using the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50, you can get excellent quality ISO images without any difficulty. The Wi-Fi supported model offers 12 megapixel and customizable controls. With the price tag of less than $400, it is a good buy.

All these options are very good point-to-shoot cameras with affordable price tags. I personally prefer Sony Cyber Shot because of the crystal clear image quality it offers, but both Panasonic and Olympus do give a tough competition to the Sony Cyber shot. Select your option and enjoy!

 

Which flat iron is best for short hair?

 

Flat irons are girls’ best friends when it comes to styling your hair. They are hassle-free and convenient to use. But when you are considering buying a brand new flat iron, you have to consider a few things. Since flat irons come in various sizes, one of the most important things to consider is the length of your hair. Otherwise, a flat iron will either not give the best results or it will leave your hair all fried up. For all the girls with short hair, here is how to know which flat iron is best for you.

What to consider?

All flat irons may look the same on the outside but if you look closely, you will there is such a huge difference between all of them. No, I’m not talking about the colors. There are several factors involved-

  • Plate Size- Commonly, flat irons come with a plate size of 1 inch. Larger plates and smaller plates ranging between 0.5 inches and 0.75 inches are also available.
  • Temperature Settings- For flat irons, it’s not the case of higher the heat, better the iron. Too much heat will cause a lot of damage to your hair, leaving them dry and frizzy. If you have thick hair, you need a little high heat than those with fine hair.
  • Plate Material- Mainly, there are three types of plate material used in flat irons- ceramic, tourmaline and titanium. Your hair carries positive ions, so you need negative charges to smooth them up.
  • Weight and grip- You do not want to buy a too heavy or too light iron. Such irons will be difficult to use and susceptible to breakage respectively. The grip should suit the size of your hand.

 

 

Which flat iron is best for you?

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Mini Straightening Iron is one such compact flat iron for your shoulder length hair. It’s been recommended by many specialists and it works nicely for any kind of short thick, wavy and unruly. This flat iron is also recommended by the hairdresser. The results with a small titanium plates are outstanding. It is very powerful even after it comes in smaller size. It is comfortable to use flat iron that straightens quickly and easily. The best is you can carry it along while travelling since it fits in any makeup kit. And moreover it has all the features discussed above. Get this to one to style your short hair.

 

 

 

How to install a new crib?

 

There is no greater joy in the world than the news of becoming parents. This news is equally exciting and challenging. With this great joy, there comes a greater responsibility. After all, you are going to have a little child. He/she will be completely dependent on you for all their needs. So, it is better to be prepared for everything beforehand. The most useful thing is a baby crib. While there are various types of baby cribs available in the market today, the basic steps to installing or assembling a crib are always the same.

Things you need

Headboard, Footboard and the rails of the crib.

Crib Hardware.

Drop side rod.

A mattress.

Screwdriver.

Hammer.

Pliers.

Springs.

A set of ratchets.

A helper.

 

 

Step by step installation of a new crib-

So you have already bought a brand new crib for your unborn child. Most cribs come with installation instructions which may get confusing. So here we are to guide you all the way-

STEP 1- Take all the required items to your nursery. This way you don’t have to carry the crib once it is assembled.

STEP 2- Unpack and assemble everything properly. Check the condition of all pieces and whether you have got everything you need.

STEP 3- Read the instructions if you have them otherwise skip this step.

STEP 4- Lay down the headboard (widest side of the crib). Lean it against a wall such that all the screw holes are facing you.

STEP 5- Screw on the latch brackets so that they are facing towards the inside of the crib. This is because the brackets will keep the mattress attached to the crib.

STEP 6- Repeat step 4 and 5 for the floorboard. You will also need to get a springboard to support the mattress.

STEP 7- Attach the stationary rails on either side. Slide the dowels onto the latches and screw them on.

STEP 8- Time to attach the ladder-like mattress support. You will need your helper for this step. Have them raise the left side of the panel so that the screw holes of the panel and the crib are at an equal height. Screw it tightly.

STEP 9- Repeat step 8 for the right side of the panel. Attach the mattress panel at the highest height for newborn babies. You can go lower for older babies.

STEP 10- Put the mattress in. Find a mattress that fits perfectly.

FINAL STEP- Double check all the screws and latches. They must be fixed perfectly.

Voila! You have a brand new crib!