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CyberPower PR2200ELCDSL UPS – Not Just for when the Lights Go Out....

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

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To survive as human beings we need air, water, food and shelter. In this modern age you may certainly add electric power to that short list. Without adequate power all but the basic agrarian societies would collapse.

Have you experienced a power outage lately? If you were in South Australia recently you would have experienced a major inconvenience at the very least when everything went dark. And even when the power goes back on the dramas are not over yet for many businesses where computers did not shut down properly when the power tripped.

Enter the Domain of the Uninterruptible Power Supply.
How can a UPS benefit not only businesses but also households?

We will have a look at why UPS units are lifelines for electronic equipment.

Specifically, we are looking at the 2200VA unit from CyberPower.

UPRIGHT - How to Keep Your Back Straight with the UPRIGHT Posture Trainer

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

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Like a lot of people that are fairly tall I have always suffered from a bad posture. That is not helped by a mainly sedentary work environment...

Well, now there is an app for that! Coupled with a device that will attach to your lower back which you can calibrate for when you sit perfectly straight, it will signal when you revert back to slouching. It is a training device which you can wear for up to 45 minutes a day to remind your back how great it is to feel straight again!

That’s the theory, but how does it work in practice?

OLIGHT SRmini Intimidator II Rechargeable Flashlight – Be Intimidated!

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

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Let There Be Light!
From the beginning of creation light was essential for our existence and survival. The trouble is that in our electrical age we don’t give it a second thought: just flip a switch. But what if you’re in the great outdoors, at night in a power outage or in a survival situation?

You want a reliable, rechargeable light that will last a long time and will illuminate a vast distance. It would help if you can vary the output and if, for life-threatening situations, you can blind an opponent with a dazzling strobe light. So essentially, you are looking at a flashlight like the Intimidator from Olight.

Let’s throw some light on the subject.

REPELLO – Mozzies Be Gone! Checking out a New Electronic Mosquito Repellent

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

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It’s the season to be outdoors again and sitting around barbecues long after the evening sun has set....
And it’s the time that the Aussie mozzies come out to play as well!
Kill the party and flee indoors? Or find a way to get rid of the uninvited guests?


Today we’re having a quick look at the latest entry of electronic mosquito repellents, the aptly named REPELLO from Pestrol.
Do these devices really work and how do you know?

Sleeping in the Cloud: Beddit Family Experience

Written by Paul Moons on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: Sleeping in the Cloud: Beddit Family ExperienceLate last year we took a look at the revolutionary Beddit Sleep Tracker and Wellness Coach and loved the non-wearable concept.

In February Beddit introduced a cloud based web portal to enable groups to gather and compare their sleep data.

To put it to the test, the members of my family have each been using a Beddit Sleep Tracker and via the new Family portal, collectively shared our sleep data for the past few months.

Read on for our experiences.

Dakota Dreams: Stay the Night in the World's Coolest Flight Simulator in an Authentic C- 47

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

 Read more: Dakota Dreams: Stay the Night in the World's Coolest Flight Simulator in an...The Dakota and its military version the C-47, is one of the most iconic aeroplanes of all time. Some of the 70-year-old aircraft are still in active service today! But most of the thousands produced have faded away in history.

Such was almost the fate of PK-GDC until craftsman extraordinaire Pleun Hitzert rescued the carcass from total demise by converting it to a unique accommodation for two persons.
And, he added another exclusive feature: a Dakota flight simulator that works with the aircraft's own controls!
Come and check this out...

Made to Measure: the M2 Laser Distance Meter from 4Cabling

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

 Read more: Made to Measure: the M2 Laser Distance Meter from 4Cabling

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.

UPS For When the Chips Are Down: Hands-On with the Socomec NETYS PR RT 1700VA

Written by Martin Regtien on . Posted in Miscellaneous

Read more: UPS For When the Chips Are Down: Hands-On with the Socomec NETYS PR RT 1700VAWe 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.

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