Review – Edifier Speakers – Great Sound – Great Price

PRODUCT DETAILS Edifier Speakers R1010BT – Powered Bluetooth Speakers USED FOR: Audio for computers , smartphones , tablets PRODUCT FEATURES Connect two Bluetooth devices at the same time Speaker wire only for connecting the speakers together Built-in amplifier eliminates need for amplifier/receiver Speakers can be connected via 3.5mm to RCA or 3.5mm AUX as well as Bluetooth WELL MADE ? These speakers are extremely well made , solidly constructed , well designed. ARE THE INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED EASY TO UNDERSTAND? Yes not that it takes much to setup the speakers SPECIFICATIONS TOTAL POWER OUTPUT:R/L: 12W+12W SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO:≥85dB(A) FREQUENCY RESPONSE:70Hz-20KHz INPUT SENSITIVITY:Line in A: 700mV±50mV Line in B: 500mV±50mV Bluetooth: 400mV±50mFFS INPUT TYPE:RCA (x2) BASS DRIVER:4 inch (106mm) TREBLE DRIVER:Φ13 mm DIMENSON:6in x 9.5in x7in (WxHxD) GOOD POINTS The sound surprised me as I did not expect such high-quality audio performance from the design and for the price they are being sold for and with Bluetooth connectivity set these apart from the competition on the market. When testing them I like to see how much sound I could put through them before you get distortion in the sound. Using a bluetooth connection to the Edifier speakers and with my iPhone connected… Read More

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Google Home Is Now Here – And Its Great

Google Home, the voice-activated speaker which powered by the Google Assistant is out now . Google Home is available from Harvey Norman , Telstra and some major retailers at a cost of $199 With a simple “Ok Google”, Google Home will respond with answers to your questions , let you turn up the music that you can get it to play from Google Music , Spotify or YouTube. With Google Home you can keep up with your calendar , use it to manage your everyday tasks , play and pause the radio ( you just say Ok Google play – FIVEaa  Adelaide  or even turn on or adjust your compatible smart lights if you have them. Sound quality and voice recognition is excellent. A full list of functions of the Google Home can be found here : Google Home  Google Home works seamlessly with your internet connection. You will need a Google account and you just install the app on your smartphone and it will talk to the Google Home and set it up – extremely easy to do. I have had one since Friday and am very impressed.

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The Last Time I Pre-Order A Product From Microsoft

I talk and write about tech for a living and buy all the new products that I consider people , listeners and clients will want to know about. So back in May I ordered the Surface Laptop , Microsofts new product and waited for this week to arrive. The Surface laptop went on sale on Friday in major stores such as Harvey Norman and is available but my Surface laptop was nowhere to be seen , it had arrived in Adelaide at DHL early Friday morning and was forwarded for delivery as the screenshot will show. So late friday afternoon I went to the DHL facility in Adelaide to ask if I could pick it up as according to the paperwork it should have been there to be told that they do not deliver to my area and had passed it off to StarTrack and it would hopefully be there by tuesday. According to my advice on my Microsoft account it however was still with DHL. So I sit and wait. You preorder a product to get it on a particular day – release day – Apple do this very well – never had an issue with Apple and their… Read More

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A Credit Card Solution For Small Business

Small businesses , including me are always looking for portable solutions when seeing clients and recently I have switched to Square to process credit cards when i see clients. Square is a portable credit card reader which has a charge of 1.9% per transaction that can be used with iOS devices ( iPhones and iPads ) and Android smartphones and tablets. The device costs only $19 to purchase and your transactions can be imported into many cloud based accounting packages including Xero ( my accounting package of choice ). On your smartphone or tablet you will download the Register App for Square then plug the device in and charge clients. The banking setup was extremely quick compared to some others and I had my Square account setup and functional within a couple of days. 

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The Olympus OM-D Mark II Review – A Great Camera

I have been lucky enough to try the Olympus OM-D Mark II and have really enjoyed my time with this camera. Here are some points from my time with the camera: It is very well made as you would expect from Olympus with great images coming from the Micro Four Thirds sensor. The silver one I had looks a bit retro and it really is a great camera to hold , yes something you do with a camera but not all cameras are great to hold. Nice fast autofocus and love using the autofocus on the LCD screen Great in low light as one of the photos above will testify to The Olympus has built-in Wi-Fi for remote control shooting (aperture, shutter speed etc) In conclusion I have enjoyed my time with the Olympus OM-D Mark II , a great camera that takes great photos , so nice in face I am going to buy one , I am that impressed. Remember you can win one from FIVEaa and Harvey Norman by following this link  Win a Olympus OM-D Mark II

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Epson EcoTank ET4550 Printer Review And A Chance To Win An Eco Tank Printer

I have had an Epson EcoTank ET4550 for a while now and it is a great printer  One of the things that people loath with printers is the constant buying of ink and while Epson have shown with their printers that they have been amongst the most economical with their Precision Core range of printers they have taken it further with the EcoTank range. The EcoTank range come with bottles of ink that you fill the ink holders on the side of the printer and with the EcoTank ET4550 I now have 2 years worth of ink. The ink bottles do not drip and when filling the tanks it is an easy job. That means you can print up to 11,000 pages in black and 8,500 pages in colour ( depending on use and what you print) Pages are crisp and clear which is a hallmark of Epson printers. Installation is straightforward on both Windows and Mac and for the Mac you should go to the Epson website and download the latest drivers including the Epson Scan package. Follow the instructions on the LED screen when installing and turning on for the first time. The Epson EcoTank ET4550 is wifi… Read More

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