Monday, 19 July 2010

Some of the Best Headphones on the market

I thought my Microsoft VX5500 webcam had a good picture quality, but this one definitely beats it and it's on the list of the best headphones. I've used it extensively in Skype, and this webcam is perfectly compatible with that program (even for making HD video calls). Audio is perfect as well; the other person can hear me clearly, even when I'm talking from another room.

I like how the lens stands much lower than other webcams on my desktop LCD monitor. This gives the other person a much more natural view (as opposed to the "looking down" perspective associated with other desktop webcams).

Amazon stock has the "Webcam Pro 9000" which is newer than "Quickcam Pro 9000". There are some minor improvements (i.e. built-in hardware Rightlight, as opposed to software managed), but they're not worth the upgrade if you're already using a Quickcam Pro 9000.

Also, Logitech recently updated the camera software to v2.0 (complete interface overhaul) so make sure you download that from their website, and don't bother with the bundled CD. Either way it works great in Windows 7 x64.

Overall, this thing is perfect. I honestly have no idea what else to expect from a webcam. Definitely worth the money. If you are interested and would like to see the complete list of the best headphones then check out the post here.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Sanyo VPC-CG102 High Definition Camcorder and 14 MP Camera w/12x Optical Zoom

It says on the description here that "Reduce your chance of missing the perfect shot. The Dual Camera CG102 is designed for super fast start-up and shooting. With its tapeless design, the CG102 eliminates the need to queue up a video tape, allowing it to begin shooting in as little as 1.7 seconds.

When the CG102 is powered on, closing the LCD display puts it in standby mode. Simply open the display and the CG102 automatically powers up and can begin immediately recording in as little as 1.7 seconds."

This worked for me for maybe 2 weeks but now when I hold the on/off button it takes maybe a minute to turn on or sometimes I have to click it in a specific order for it to turn on. Also when it is on and I put it in stand by mode, by clicking the on/off button, everything works fine until I close it then open it again. Instead of turning back on it shuts down. So if anyone knows how to fix this please tell me.

If you want a camera you can actually use and take with you to capture impromptu moments of life, this is Xacti is the One to get. If you're looking to do more setup (tripod, etc) and get better stability, microphone hookup, 80x+ zoom, 5 hour battery, etc, then look for a bigger, higher priced barrel type unit with more features.

You might like to check out the latest model of this Sanyo HD Camera if you are interested.

The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series (Seasons 1-5 + Shag Carpet Cover)

This is without a doubt the coolest dvd collection I have seen (mostly referring to the packaging). I think the packaging is spot-on for this collection and even though some have referred to it being a bit cheap, I have no problem with it at all. I read where a few people had bad luck and found glue from the accordian case on the actual discs, but that was not the case with me. All discs were glue-free and in excellent condition. And what can I say about the shag carpet box? A stroke of genius if you ask me!

Of course the content (the episodes) speaks for itself! I loved The Brady Bunch growing up and it's like taking a trip down memory lane each time we watch (my kids, 10 and 5, love it)! And the quality of the actual video is very nice as well.

I can highly recommend this dvd collection to any Brady Bunch fans! Buy the the happy! :-)

The Brady Bunch: The Complete Series (Seasons 1-5 + Shag Carpet Cover)

Saturday, 3 July 2010

ReaderMate Book Holder

I was originally looking for a traditional BookChair - the one everyone seems to have. I didn't buy one in the end, because I thought this one would be easier to move about with. It's lightweight, folds up easily, comes in a plastic cover to protect it, the cover can also be put inside a ringbinder.

On the whole, I'm very happy with my buy. The Readermate definitely does make reading a lot easier, especially if you have to get through a lot of books in one day and need to make notes by hand/ on computer from them. It holds a large variety of books and, despite its ostensibly flimsy look, it can hold quite heavy, large hardbacks.

My only reservation is that it holds all the books I need - apart from my primary texts, which are standard paperback novels. I don't want to break the spine on them and two of them are quite thick (the spine is about 2 - 4 cm thick) so the Readermate keeps on closing in on itself. This aside, if you're a student (like me!), I would definitely recommend getting one.