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How often do you find yourself drumming on a tabletop or other piece of furniture when the mood strikes you? Maybe it's a guy thing but ever since my teen years I would drum along some good music on any bit of furniture or cardboard box that would sound good.
If only it would sound like a real drum!
Fret no more: from the famous house of KORG becomes a diminutive egg-shaped electronic drum kit which will literally allow you to drum on anything that you can clip the leads onto, hence the very appropriate name ClipHit.
Let's have some fun and see how good it is.
I am a firm believer in always having the right tool for the job. This applies not only to my workshop or office desk but also in my household, particularly for those chores no one likes to do.
Vacuuming is one of these dreadful duties, especially for blokes.
Can the Bissell Bolt which is a 2-in-1 cordless vacuum, bring any relief here?
In other words: is it the right tool for all the basic vacuuming jobs around the house?
The answer is a resounding Yes but let's find out why.
I can type at a prodigious rate and a full size keyboard is almost mandatory. But sometimes there is no place for one of these, like in the lounge room controlling your media server. This is where a wireless mini keyboard / trackpad can come in handy. With thanks to Brando, DigitalReviews gets to take the Lofree MT-200 2.4GHz Wireless Keyboard Touchpad for a review.
It's amazing how much measuring we all do, even if we are not in the building trade.
Most households do a fair bit of DIY around the place, from measuring windows to planning a patio or building a veranda. And here I'm just listing a couple of things that are happening in my household right now. All of this requires a fair bit of accurate measuring but never before has it been so much fun or accurate as with the M2, an inexpensive laser measuring device.
Time to ditch the old tape measure? Probably not as we first need to do some comparisons.
Let's see how the M2 measures up.
Have you ever seen a row of monitors all displaying the same pictures but with slightly varying colours? Normally, when you're working with just one display you may not know how different it would look if the screen had been properly calibrated. How do you ensure consistent colours on all your devices?
We are having a good look (literally and figuratively) at the SpyderHD solution for colour management for photographers and video folk.
To a crowd of about 200 business partners and media, Synology announced its upcoming DiskStation Manager 5.1 software and two new NAS models. DSM 5.1 builds on the current version with a number of optimisations and security features as well as some brand new packages, including the collaborative NoteStation and an easy to administrate Proxy server. Also annouced was the first quad core DiskStation - The 4 bay DS415+ as well as a new single bay DS115J aimed at home surveillance market.
The DS415+ and DS115J will be available in in the coming weeks with pricing still to be confirmed.
We don't realise how much we depend on electricity until the lights go out. And if you happen to be in the middle of an urgent task that you need to finish (or save) when the electrons stop flowing in your business, you will praise the day you invested in an Uninterruptible Power Supply or UPS.
Today we'll have a close look at the Socomec NETYS PR RT solution that will do more than provide backup power.