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Monthly Archives: October 2017

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Choose a Gaming Keyboard

Gaming keyboards come in different models and with different additional features. Thus, selecting a gaming keyboard becomes very interesting.

How to Choose a Gaming Keyboard

When you choose a gaming keyboard, it is worth considering the following parameters:

  • Additional Programmable Keys

A good gaming keyboard should have additional programmable keys. The number of these keys depends on the particular model. They may be from a few units to a dozen or more. These buttons can be programmed for a specific action in the game, or even for several priority actions.

  • Built-in Memory

You’d better choose a gaming keyboard with built-in memory. This feature allows you to reconfigure the keyboard. Thanks to its memory, it is able to store game profiles.

  • A Rubberized Key

The keyboard should come with a rubberized key. This keyboard is convenient because it will be able to replace some of the keys when they are erased due to the frequent use. Typically, the kit includes the replacement for these keys.

  • Backlit Keys

Many gaming keyboards are equipped with backlit keys. This is especially useful when playing in the dark or a dark room. The highlights come in different colors: blue, red, orange and green. The brightness of the backlight can be adjusted.

  • Additional Connectors

Some game models are equipped with additional connectors, for example, a headset, a microphone, and a USB port. All this contributes to the feeling of comfort during the game.

  • An Additional Screen or Analog Joystick

Good gaming keyboards are usually equipped with an additional screen or an analog joystick. Prestigious and expensive models are equipped with a screen on which the user can see how the game information and the state of the PC. The joystick helps to control the cursor with no need of looking up from the keyboard, which has a positive effect on the game.

  • Mechanical Keyboard

The mechanical keyboard is good because it does not require registration for full keystroke signal. In addition, the mechanical keyboard has a relatively longer life.

Recommendation

If you are badly in need of a gaming keyboard, I would recommend the Mantistek GK2. It is designed with a 104 full-size layout and adopts double shot ABS keycaps. And this 104 keys keyboard comes with the RGB backlight (9 kinds of backlit model for adjustment). In addition, it supports NKRO (no ghosting or key blocking), which issues that any number of key combinations can be used at the same time. And last but not least, it is a mechanical keyboard, durable and practical.

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Modem And Router

The router shares this internet connection among the various devices in your home or office. If it is wireless and creates a Wi-Fi network the devices can connect to. The router may be provided with ports for Ethernet cables. The router connects to the Internet, through the modem and is the recipient and owner of a single IP address on the internet, which servers on the net can connect to.

Routers come with firewalls which are protective barricades against the internet and offer protection in the hardware format in addition to the software firewall protection available on your computer.

ADSL devices combine both in one piece of equipment.

All brands of modems and routers basically work the same way except for a few cosmetic differences.

But there is a range of modems and routers to choose from and the prices vary from 30 dollars to a few hundreds

Modems

When choosing a modem, if your service provider is providing internet through the cable network, the modem for cable is a standard one called the DOCSIS 3.0 being the latest format across all brands. If it is a DLS connection, you would go for a VDSL connection for speeds greater than 15 Mbps and an ADSL connection for lesser speeds.

The number of channels available is important. For one or two persons, 8 download and 4 upload channels are sufficient, while for a larger family, with many devices working simultaneously, 16 or 32 download channels, high end modems which are expensive would be required.

Routers

Routers are a lot easier to choose. There are two types of technology in use.

· The faster AC which has beam forming technology, directs a beam at your device instead of the radius wifi technology. This is better for new devices and old ones too work well on this technology.

· N technology is comparatively slower.

The number too denotes the speed in megabytes per second. (Mbps) It can range from 100 Mbps to 5300 Mbps. Ideally, one should go for speeds upwards of 1600 Mbps not greater than 2300 Mbps. This is valuable advice from an expert.

It is always better to buy a modem and a router on your own rather than going for what the service provider is providing for a low rent. The difference in internet speed is worth spending a few hundred dollars.

Instead of having to choose separate modems and routers, it is better to have one unit that serves both functions. It helps in a tidy system, provided, of course, you are getting all the features of the best modem and the best router, because different brands can be used together

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Shop for a Laptop AC Adapter

The market is loaded with top-notch laptop manufacturing companies, each of them requiring an adapter with a different configuration. They are created according to the power requirements of your laptop. So, there are only a few things one has to keep in mind.

*Voltage- This is what helps laptop derive energy from the source. Hence the voltage configuration of the adapter must be same as your laptop. A voltage too high may overload the laptop circuitry. Low voltage may not complete the battery’s energy requirement at the specified time.

*Amperage- The flow of energy in the laptop is determined by the current. In this case, higher the current, better the performance. So the ampere value may be equal or higher than the laptop’s requirement.

*Connector Type- One obviously needs to tail his laptop to a perfect fit, for charging. There are various connector types available, according to what plugs in best into the laptop

1. Cylindrical Connectors- They are also called barrel connectors and appear as hollow, insulated cylinder

2. Snap and Lock Connectors- They have 3 to 4 pins enclosed by a thin metal pin. They are mostly used for DC adapters.

3. Molex Connector- Many different insulated wires in plastic case, having 3/4/6 terminals.

4. USB Connector- This looks like a hollow metal tip with many metal pins. They are most common for smart-phones.

The above information is sufficient for knowing the difference between adapters. So, here’s are some quick steps to follow while looking for a suitable charger for a laptop.

1. Every laptop has its model number printed on a sticker placed at the bottom of the laptop. Note the model number.

2. If you have found the model number, look inside the battery case or near the charging port on the underside of the laptop for a sticker having its power information. Here shall you find the laptop’s voltage and amperage requirements.

3. Search the model number on the internet to see any available adapters showing up. Note that it is very essential that the voltage and the amperage must match the requirements specified on the adapter.

4. Look for the connector type. Compare it with your laptop adapter’s connector. They must look somewhat alike.

In many cases, only certain parts of the adapter need to be changed for it to begin functioning well again. Separate components for the adapter are available in such cases. You may make use of the replacement warranty, if it hasn’t expired yet, or order a particular attachment online. Always buy oan riginal laptop battery as replacement warranty only covers original batteries and parts.

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Manufacturing A Wire Harness in Mexico

This goes for manufacturers such as those that make wire harnesses, but it is important for these manufacturers to think a bit about the wire harness Mexico could produce versus a location thousands of miles away.

For decades, the prospect of moving any manufacturing into Mexico has had its ups and downs. Years of political tension have certainly played a part in making a transition to our country’s neighbor to the south a bit tougher a sell. Moreover, customers have perhaps made up their own minds when it comes to having products come from Mexico because they’ve heard enough to make them feel they won’t get a great product.

This hearsay and misinformation is bad for business, so it’s important that wire harness manufacturers rethink their stance on Mexico and what it can offer. Here are a few points to consider:

Lower Operating Costs While Maintaining High Standards – Manufacturers of wire harnesses send production abroad because they know that labor is less expensive, which means bigger profits. These manufacturers, however, are unaware that Mexico has very competitive operating costs, especially in the interior of the country. Manufacturers have found that the workforce is solid and that knowledge of the field is sound.

Market Sustainability Very High – Wire harnesses are used in just about every possible type of industry you can imagine and have been for many years. They are used in some of the most sustainable markets with a dedicated customer base, so with production being moved to Mexico contributing to the country’s own growth, the ability to manufacturer “down south” looks to be a good move for the future.

Easier Access to Site by Manufacturer – If something goes wrong at manufacturing site abroad and an issue has to be addressed in person, how long would it take to get feet on the ground to begin the resolution process? How many resources would be used? By staying close by, a manufacturer has an easier time being physically available to address issues and run inspection of the process. Moreover, having a manufacturing site strategically placed can make for getting product to a customer much easier with lower cost than having to travel longer distances.

Protection of Intellectual Property – For quite some time, there have been issues noted by manufacturers who operate abroad that stem from an inability to protect their intellectual property. A wire harness may not make most people think twice so long as it seems to do the trick, but a cheap knock-off that bears a resemblance to a company’s product could cause distrust among potential, and even current, customers.

The wire harness Mexico is capable of manufacturing should make you pay closer attention to what Mexico can offer. Moreover, the upside to this business relationship is having customers feel as though your product is still of stellar quality, up-to-date on industry standards, and that issues that may come up can be addressed relatively quicker & easier.