Thursday, January 27, 2011

Innovative Gadgets: "SOLAR iPHONE DOCK CHARGER"

The Dexim P-Flip is an interesting solar charger for your iPhone 4, 3G, or 3GS because it is both a dock and a solar charger. The Dexim DCA 223 P-Flip folds into a compact package that’s easy to take with you. Flip it open and the cool looking camouflage-colored solar panels can fully charge your iPhone.

There’s a 2000mAh battery within the dock, so you don’t need to be charging your iPhone exclusively while the sun is out. It takes about 15 hours of natural sunlight to fully charge your phone, or you can simply plug the P-Flip into the wall or a car charger. A USB cord allows you to sync your iPhone to your computer while it’s in the P-Flip dock. You can use it either horizontally or vertically.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Buying Digital Camera

Finally you managed to amass enough money to buy new digital camera which you want it for so long. Digital camera which will now save your time and money to develop a film. But when you see the range of available brands and models in the market you are confused which digital camera you want to go with? Well, don’t worry its human nature we like to have variety of options to choose from; but when it’s come to choosing one of it, we get confused no matter what. It happened with me too; so I will let you know how I overcome it. For that you need to ask some questions to yourself such as, do you want to become a travel photographer? If you do, then a camera with high optical zoom is best for you. Or do you simply want to capture happy moments with your family? If yes, then a basic digital camera will serve your purpose. Are you going to print all your images in large sizes? If yes, then a high resolution camera is the best option for you. Are you going on a long vacation and looking for a camera that can capture and store hundreds of images? If yes, then a camera with a high storage capacity is what you need. Just ask yourself these basic questions to find which digital camera best suits your needs.
Now, let us understand some terms used in Camera Specifications:
Resolution: This is the first thing you will have to consider. Digital camera’s resolution is calculated in terms of ‘mega pixels’ or MP. The higher your camera’s resolution is better the quality of the images. However, the price of a camera is closely related to its resolution. So generally, the superior the resolution, the higher the price of the camera is going to be.
Storage Capacity: While buying a digital camera, check out its storage capacity. Most digital cameras are available with extended external storage capacities. This means you don’t have to download all your existing photos onto your computer every time you want to click a picture. Many times, camera manufacturers offer free memory cards with digital cameras as part of a package. More the storage capacity, more number of pictures you can click.
Lenses: Look out for lenses with good optical zooms if you want to capture distant objects. A wide angle lens is a blessing if you are going to click a photo of a large group and you are just backed up against a wall. Macro lens is a must for capturing close-up photos. Some of the best digital cameras either feature a macro-mode or separate macro lens.
Battery Consumption: When choosing your digital camera, either looks for ones with ‘lithium batteries’ or ‘rechargeable batteries’.
Burst Rate: The ‘burst rate’ of a digital camera specifies how fast a camera can capture an image. If you are looking for a digital camera to shoot sporting activities or if you are interested in fashion photography, choose digital cameras that have higher burst rates.
ISO: Multiple ISO options are handy when shooting in poor light. Look for digital cameras that allow you to change the ISO and give you as many choices as possible. A camera with ISO equivalents of 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600 will give you more flexibility as opposed to cameras with less ISO variations.
LCD Preview: A digital camera with an LCD preview feature is neat. It gives you a fair idea about the image and will help you to adjust your position accordingly. Although the battery consumption is much greater in a camera with a bigger LCD preview monitor, so try and find the balance.

Good Luck with your new Digital Camera and have fun clicking; but I must warn you it is very addictive. Beware!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011


Expected Price: 18,999 Rs.

The phone doesn't just look good. Pick one up and you will tend to like it even more. The phone feels incredibly solid and at the same time it's very thin as well. Much of the way the phone looks and feels is down to the materials it uses. Most of the front is the Gorilla glass, which has a mirror-like finish, especially around the edges of the screen. The front edges are made of solid metal, which curve gracefully. The sides and some portion of the back are made of plastic. The battery cover once again is made of metal, which happens to be stainless steel.



The Nokia C7 has a 3.5-inch 640 x 360 resolution AMOLED display capable of outputting 16 million colors. The display is protected by a highly scratch resistant Gorilla glass. And when they say scratch resistant, they mean scratch resistant. We rubbed keys, screws and whatever sharp object we could find, but nothing could put even a hairline scratch on the C7's display. You can put the C7 in a pocket or bag full of keys and it would come out unscathed.
The picture quality of the display is excellent. Indoors the display put up some vibrant colors with crisp details and deep blacks, typical of AMOLED displays. The good thing about the C7's AMOLED display is that, unlike the one on Samsung phones, they aren't tuned to display outrageously vivid colors. Instead, images look attractive yet natural, just the way we like them.

Software and Applications

The Nokia C7 is the second phone to run on the Symbian ^3 platform after the N8. Even though it is highly improved over its predecessor, it still cannot match other operating systems such as iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7.
It doesn't feel particularly modern and lacks finesse, and although it works well, at the end of the day when the job's done you wish it could have been done better.
The number of applications as of now is limited, and although there is a decent number of them to start off with, you don't have too many to choose from right now, especially when it comes to games. In the end, I wouldn't say the software on the C7 is a complete disappointment, but there is still some room for improvement.


The N8 had the most comprehensive list of connectivity features that we have seen on any device and the C7 retains every one of them. First of all, it is a quad band GSM 2G and quint band GSM 3G handset, just like the N8. This gives the C7 the ability work in almost every country in the world. Then it has Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and USB On-the-Go connectivity. Unfortunately, unlike the N8, the C7 does not come with an adaptor for plugging in your flash drives into the phone and you may have to purchase that separately. 

The call quality and network reception both were excellent on the C7. The loudspeaker was pretty loud, so ringtones were heard loud and clear. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS performance too was extremely satisfactory.
Messaging on the C7 has seen an improvement over the N8. This is because of the Swype keyboard that is not available for the C7 on the Ovi Store. Surprisingly, C7 is the only Symbian ^3 device that has got Swype available for it. Unfortunately though, Swype is only available in landscape mode, which kind of defeats the purpose of having it. Swype is most useful when used in portrait mode when you can just use your thumb to input text. In landscape mode, it is inconvenient to hold the phone with one hand while swiping your finger on the other hand. Still, it is better than using either of the default keyboards available in Symbian. We hope that portrait QWERTY keyboard that is rumored to arrive on Symbian comes soon or at least Swype finds a way to make their work in portrait.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Firefly Chandelier

This firefly chandelier is designed by Christopher Moulder, the lamp is actually called Random Orbit but is created to evoke the imagery of circling fireflies. This designer lighting fixture has 21 ten watt Xenon bulbs suspended by phosphor bronze loops radiating from the center like solar flares. It’s just a super attractive lamp that looks playful yet formal and classy all at once. As the famed frog would say, “dig it”

Friday, January 7, 2011

Renewable Energy Racing Cars

This Renewable Energy Racing Set Renewable Energy Racing Set has palm sized remote controlled vehicles that are entirely powered by mini-renewable energy power plants. There’s a miniature windmill, a solar panel and a hydrogen fuel cell which can each provide power for the cars. In a pinch the remotes (which take AA batteries) can be used to quickly charge the cars too. It’s a pretty cool combination of green science and fun.

Monday, January 3, 2011


Expected Price: 14.950 Rs.

The COOLPIX L110 is an easy-to-use model with an effective pixel count of 12.1-million pixels, a 15× optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad range of focal lengths from wide-angle 28mm.

·        A 15× optical zoom NIKKOR lens that covers a broad focal range of wide-angle 28mm through super-telephoto 420mm (35mm format equivalent)
·        Powered by efficient AA batteries for hours of photo and movie recording
·        HD movie recording functions
·        5 built-in functions for preventing or reducing blur
·        Easy Auto mode for simple operation.

Technical Specifications:
Type of Camera: Compact digital camera
Effective Pixels: 12.1 million
Image Size (Pixels): 4000×3000 (High:4000), 4000×3000 (Normal:4000)
3264×2448 (Normal:3264), 2592×1944 (Normal:2592),
2048×1536 (Normal:2048), 1024×768 (PC:1024), 640×480 (TV:640)
3968×2232 (16:9: 3968)
Lens: 15x Zoom, f=5.0-75.0mm / F3.5-5.4
Vibration Reduction: Combination Image Sensor shift & ElectronicVR
Digital Zoom: Up to 4x
Focus Range: Normal mode: 50cm, Macro: 1cm
LCD Monitor: 3.0"; 460,000-dot, TFT LCD with anti-reflection coating
Storage Media: SD memory cards (SDHC-compliant;) and internal memory (approx. 43MB)
File Format: Compressed [JPEG (EXIF)], MOV movie
Shooting Modes: Auto mode, Scene modes, Scene auto selector, Smart portrait mode, Sport continuous mode, Movie mode
Scene Modes: Portrait, Landscape, Night portrait, Party/indoor, Beach/snow, Sunset, Dusk/dawn, Night landscape, Close-up, Food, Museum, Copy, Backlight, Panorama assist
Capture Modes: Single, Continuous (approx. 1 fps up to 4 shots), BSS (Best Shot Selector), Multi-shot 16 (16 frames with a single burst)
Video Recording: HD720p (1280x720), VGA (640x480), QVGA (320x240) (with stero sound)
Exposure Metering System: 256-segment matrix metering, Center-weighted metering, Spot metering
Sensitivity: Auto (auto gain ISO 80-800), Sport continuous (ISO 640 to 3200)
Manual selection: ISO 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400
White Balance: Auto, Preset manual, Daylight, Incandescent, Fluorescent, Cloudy, Flash
Self-Timer: 10 sec. duration
Flash Sync Modes: Auto, Auto with red-eye reduction, Off, Fill flash, Slow sync Pictmotion: No
Supported Languages: Total of 24 languages
Power Requirements: Rechargeable Ni-MH Battery EN-MH2 (optional) x 4, AA-size battery (LR6/L40 alkaline, or FR6/L91 lithium) x 4 AC Adaptor EH-67 (optional)
Battery Life (on a fully charged battery): Approx. 270 shots with alkaline batteries, Approx. 840 shots with lithium batteries, Approx. 500 shots with EN-MH2 batteries (based on CIPA standard)
Dimensions: Approx. 108.9 × 74.3 × 78.1 mm excluding projections
Supplied Accessories: Camera Strap AN-CP21, LR6/L40 (AA-size), alkaline batteries, USB cable UC-E6, Audio Video Cable EG-CP14, Lens Cap LC-CP20, Software Suite CD-ROM
Weight (without batteries and memory card): Approx. 406 g