An acronym for “High Definition Multimedia Interface”, HDMI is slowly replacing many other types of cables connecting audio visual equipment. Available in “standard” or “high speed”, HDMI cables are capable of transferring uncompressed video data and both compressed and uncompressed digital audio data. HDMI is a digital replacement for existing analog video standards.
There are many reasons you can think of as to why “surge protection” is a great idea. Designed to protect your valuable electrical devices from sudden voltage spikes, a surge protector/guard tries to limit the voltage supplied to your devices by either blocking the current, or shorting the excess voltage to ground. Your equipment runs the risk of major and potentially unrepairable damage if affected by a power surge. This can leave you with not only the inconvenience of losing important computer information, but the expensive reality of having to replace many of your devices. Even if it appears your devices have not been affected, your equipment’s lifespan may be reduced as a result of an overload of voltage through them.
With the range of computer monitors now available in the marketplace becoming lighter, slimmer and more affordable, many people use more than one at a time. Have you thought about using a multiple monitor stand to make using all these screens easier? Available in various configurations, having your monitor up and off the desk not only makes it more comfortable to view, but it frees up valuable desk space.
Choosing the right headphones for your activities can sometimes be confusing. You want personality and style without compromising the sound quality. Skullcandy Uprock On-Ear Headphones provide attacking bass, natural vocals and precision highs that suit every genre of music. The stylish and lightweight design makes them visually appealing and their quality is ideal for life on-the-go. Some even feature an inline Mic1 with a single button remote to let you make calls, take voice notes and control music playback on compatible smartphones, MP3 players and tablets.
The Wolverine, sees Hugh Jackman reprise his role in the sixth instalment of the X-Men film series. Set to follow on from the X-Men: The Last Stand, this Marvel Comics adaptation is set to give fans of The Wolverine (also known as Logan) the opportunity to learn more about what drives him. Summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, Wolverine becomes embroiled in a conflict that forces him to confront his own demons. When in Japan, Logan exposes his vulnerable side, seeing him challenged by his Ninja nemesis in a “life or death” battle. He is strained physically and emotionally and the results will have significant consequences for his future.
Established for over 40 years, Jamo is known for creating products with a unique “Danish Sound" and "Danish Design.” What does that mean? Jamo describes their sound as 'balanced', as sound that can be best described as open, clear and undeniably musical. For Jamo, as well as delivering excellent sound, they are also known for ensuring their designs integrate into a living space.
“Our focus at Leap Motion is to fundamentally improve how people interact with their devices, and offer as many ways as possible to achieve that vision,” said Leap Motion co-founder and CEO Michael Buckwald. If you thought this device might be years away, it’s not. Developers tell us its’ first shipment will be sometime this month. Not expected to cost you the earth, the average consumer should be able to afford one of these nifty devices. If industry buzz is anything to go by, this affordable little gadget will be making its’ way into homes and offices around the world at a
Using a Home Entertainment Control Centre gives you lots of additional audio and video inputs, so you can connect several different source devices (eg: DVD player, VCR, BluRay player, video game consoles, etc) to the switch box, and then connect the switch box to your TV. Then you can easily switch between your devices, either with the remote control or with the buttons on the switch box! No need to struggle behind your TV to disconnect and reconnect cables to get the right device working!
Home Theatre systems are more popular and more affordable than ever, which means we are paying more attention to how our speakers are set up. It’s not uncommon for the average home to have a minimum 5.1 surround sound system. With this comes the difficulty of where to put all the speakers, because no matter how you place them, floor speakers are going to consume valuable space. There are many benefits to using in-ceiling speakers instead, and with this 8 speaker pack, it’s now even more affordable.