Minggu, 31 Mei 2009

file extension Qic

Did you ever hear about file extension Qic? you should know that this means that the file extension is very important to our computer system. It is has similarity with cassette tapes, it work back up file with ears old content and record new contend Professionals recommend tape back ups for businesses or for a company has many computers working off a single server a tape back up is a priceless asset.

So use file extension Qic because it can save so many file which important from the corrupted file. Computers save to disc by read, format, and copy information to the disc. Than, at the time transfer the information back to the our computer, it mean that computer will reads the information and with outomatic copies file to the hard drive. There are three differences between saving information to external storage and creating a backup.

First and you should know that difference is that it a backup is not a file. It is pure files. Secondly, computer doesn’t read backed up information, but the computer loads the information directly to the hard drive. Last, a backup overwrites existing data completely.

All is not lost if you tried to back up your system without the tape. The back up does not wipe out the drive. If you have a file extension qic on your hard drive and do not have tape back up system you should just go ahead and delete it.

Jumat, 29 Mei 2009

Eos Wireless iPod Audio System Review

While multiple room audio setups are far from new, true plug and play wireless systems have yet to be a force to be reckon with. Eos Wireless has given it a shot with an incredibly easy to use wireless speaker system and the results are good, but less than stellar.

To explain it simply, the Eos Wireless System has one main dock that controls all of the wireless speakers. From the dock you can use you iPod or any other external audio source through the dock’s auxiliary input. The dock requires power as does the wireless speakers so your scenario will have to include power in order to run everything “wirelessly”. Each dock is capable of transmitting to up to 4 wireless speakers and is displayed brightly by a blue LED on the dock. The tiny infrared remote is bare bones as far as functions but its response was accurate and prompt.

Set up is so easy you don’t even have to flip through the instructions. Once the dock is powered it will automatically find however many wireless speakers you have plugged in and immediately begin broadcasting. Each wireless speaker can be plugged directly into a wall outlet or the AC plug can be detached allowing for more custom placement. The contact points are really big and rugged and have no problem supporting the weight of the speaker when directly in the wall. The wireless speakers also have a really nice feeling volume knob that lets you know with a good click that the speaker has been turned on or off.

Each speaker has left and right tweeters on the front and a small midrangish speaker on the backside. The range for each wireless speaker is 150 feet indoors and 300 feet outdoors. I live in a large 2 bedroom house and I had no problems transmitting music from the far reaches of my basement to the fence in my backyard. Also of note is that if you have more than one dock you can match each speaker to whichever specific dock you want via the link button on the back of the dock. Mac users with iPhones or Touches can use the Aux in to control music through their computer from around the house. I tried it and it worked flawlessly.

Ok, on to how they sound. Let me preface this section by saying that I have a degree in audio engineering (though I don’t really use it) and have a very sensitive ear when it comes to discerning tone and frequency response. While the dock speakers and the wireless ones sound fair at low volumes, they suffer greatly when cranked. The SRS WOW and GigaWare patented technologies don’t really come into play at all and make no difference in the overall sound. I have read some reviews saying that these speakers can’t go loud but they can, they just don’t sound good. I tested them mainly with Hip Hop and Metal and while those genres have more commanding tones, the speakers just couldn’t handle it. Shrill distortion are the two best words I can use to describe it. Even the dock’s speakers didn’t sound all that good in my opinion.

Obviously the spectrum of consumers that would be interested in this product greatly varies, but these are not for audiophiles or people who throw parties and need loud and defined music. I do think this speaker system has a place in the market though for sure. From nursing homes to day care centers this system is so easy to use the sound quality isn’t as important and honestly I think most people would enjoy them.

Beyond the sound there aren’t many gripes. The fact that the dock has no on/off button is annoying especially if you are energy conscious. The base station dock is actually priced pretty decent right now on Amazon and comes with one wireless speaker. Each additional speaker is a bit pricey, though. Other than the scenarios I described above, I think this system would be great for the tech stunted over 50 crowd as the plug and play setup will be invaluable to some, like my Dad. In the end, Eos Wireless has made some great strides into this new frontier, they just aren’t there yet. If they can get a handle on some better sound quality they will have a killer product. Until then…


* Dead simple setup, controls, and interface
* Can be used across a variety of scenarios and applications
* Quality construction


* Weak sound at high volumes
* No on/off switch at base station dock
* Pricey for discerning ears

Minggu, 17 Mei 2009

SIM Only Deals

While I was browsing the Internet I cam across a very interesting site for those that are currently living in UK. I am talking about http://www.simonlyoffers.com/- a site that offers a service that is pretty useful. By using it you will be able to compare prices and you can simply find the best possible offer you are looking for. Keep in mind that I am strictly talking about sim only offers as this is what everything is based on.

Now you might probably wonder why you would actually use such a web site. Well, for starters prices are checked daily and this translates in the fact that all of the Sim only deals presented are up to date. This basically means that you will get the offer that is similar to that you see in the shops without the hassle of doing the research yourself.

What I particularly liked is the fact that all major retailers are listed. This truly is a site that is filled with offers that are presented for the public. There is no connection with a big retailer in order to present their deals first. You will always see the best possible sim only deals. If you want to put your hand on such an offer then you should visit the web site and see what you are to do. It is truly a great opportunity.

Sabtu, 16 Mei 2009

Guitar Hero 5

The Guitar Hero franchise is milking the tits beyond shriveling with it’s 5th (or whatever) installment of the fully blossomed phenomenon. The newest standout feature is a drop in, drop out party mode that lets players join when they want and leave when they want, undisturbing anyone else that’s currently playing. The other standout feature is the ability to use any combination of instruments to bring to a song. Here’s a bunch of the new songs and the press release.

The Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil
Bob Dylan - All Along The Watchtower
The White Stripes - Blue Orchid
Santana - No One To Depend On (LIVE)
Vampire Weekend - A-Punk
Tom Petty - Runnin Down a Dream
Johnny Cash - Ring of Fire
Kings of Leon - Sex on Fire

“Guitar Hero continues to re-define the music and gaming experience this Fall with the release of Guitar Hero 5. Featuring the best variety and biggest rock stars of today combined with classic rock anthems, Guitar Hero 5 is the latest installment of the world’s most popular music game. For the first time ever, players can customize the make-up of their band by rocking with any combination of instruments in-game: whether it be two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, any combination is possible, allowing players to experience music their own way. Brand new, innovative, easy-to-use gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest put fun, competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the Guitar Hero experience to match their personal style and interests. For extended hours of entertainment, downloadable content from Guitar Hero World Tour will be compatible with the game and will automatically be updated to include all of the upgrades and enhancements of Guitar Hero 5.

Guitar Hero 5 features the strongest, most varied set list to-date comprised of master tracks from 85 of the hottest bands of today and the biggest classic acts including; Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Santana, Vampire Weekend, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, plus more than 30 artists from a variety of music genres that will be making their music-rhythm video game debut.

Among the first-time-ever features of Guitar Hero 5 are: Party Play, where players can jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly; RockFest, a comprehensive competitive experience available featuring five new head-to-head modes playable online or in your living room; and the ability to play the entire set-list from the first time the game is turned on.

Guitar Hero 5 refines the player experience, enhances the art style and redesigns core features such as GHMusic Studio, making it the most accessible, fun-to-play and authentic experience for seasoned music gamers as well as first-time players. New innovations such as Band Moments, where bands are rewarded for hitting special note streams together and song challenges where gamers are tasked to play through a song a specific way, add a new competitive layer of excitement and accomplishment to the music rhythm genre.

Jumat, 15 Mei 2009

Sonix7 Media Pro PMP

It’s not that unusual to get a press release announcing a product that takes on a problem, but taking on Apple, that takes serious cahonays. One thing is for, the Sonix7 Media Pro is cheap considering what you get, but their website is riddled with customer testimonials, which sound as canned as tuna.

Nonetheless, the device features a 3.2-inch (320×240) touchscreen, 20 hour battery life for video and 30 for music, support for SFC and NES game formats, picture viewer, accelerometer and a camera with an unspecified amount of pixels. Unfortunately, they didn’t get the memo and stuffed a 2.5mm jack into the thing. Oh, and better yet, it’s not Mac compatible. Seriously, if you’re gonna take on Apple at least have the decency to put in a universal headphone jack. The Sonix7 Media Pro is available in 8GB and 16GB capacities for £89.99 ($137) and £104.99 ($160), respectively.

Senin, 11 Mei 2009

PowerMonkey Explorer W/ Solar Slave Review

Solar charging is all the rage right now. Soon enough all of our gadgets will have solar panels on them. Until then, there is the PowerMonkey Explorer w/ Solar Slave.

The Explorer can be charged three different ways: Solar, wall plug, or through a USB connection. The whole package comes with a ton of stuff. Besides the Explorer and the Solar Slave, it comes with: 4 different international wall plug adapters, 10 device adapters, 2 carrying cases, and a velcro loop for hanging the Solar Slave. You can also order more device adapters online if you need a certain one.

As I mentioned in my Solio Magnesium review, solar charging doesn’t happen overnight, literally. Though the Solar Slave accepts partial light sources, it takes its sweet time. Obviously being in a sun soaked location will help speed things along, but the wall plug and USB charging methods will be much more faster and reliable.

While all these solar chargers are designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind, it’s always nice to have some “Apocalypse Gear” around just in case. What I really liked about the Explorer and the Solar Slave is that it can draw power from fire as well as heat lamps and dishes.

What it’s going to come down to, is that this type of device is going to save your ass in a pinch. While it’s slow to fully charge, it will provide the means to make an emergency call or listen to that last 50 Cent song before you head into the club. Not that the latter would ever happen.

Operation and handling was a bit confusing. First off, holding the Explorer and the Solar Slave together felt like dragging around a mini IV stand and drip bag. A little awkward, but the connection holding them together was tighter than it looked.

What I found most weird about the Explorer was that the bright blue illuminated LCD display has two different power bars that denoted charge. The one on the left has 4 bars and the one on the right has 7 that go from small to big. The instruction manual doesn’t make it clear what the difference is at all. Battery capacity and level of charge? Isn’t that the same thing? Does it matter? I’m confusing myself even more just trying to write about it!

The charging process is also not automatic. Once your device is plugged in you then have to activate the Explorer. A fully charged Explorer gave my iPhone just over two full charges but I did notice that sometimes it was less or I couldn’t tell due to the weirdness of the display design.

In addition, I couldn’t charge my iPhone while the Solar Slave was plugged in (see gallery pic). Why? Annoying. Also the Solar Slave did not directly charge my phone (see gallery pic). The USB charging method works with low powered USB ports and takes a couple hours to fully charge, as does wall charging. Also, you can’t tell how far along a charge is with out unplugging the Explorer.

I also question the durability of the Explorer and the Solar Slave’s dangly bits as they both have exposed cords that will see some wear and tear in a bag or just thrown somewhere. The Explorer and Solar Slave themselves are of solid construction and have a dry matte blue plastic finish. The Explorer is also water resistant when all sealed up with nothing attached.

In conclusion, the PowerMonkey Explorer and Solar Slave will do what they are supposed to do when you need them to, and will surely be an asset to any world traveler or those away from electricity. Aside from some odd design choices, the Explorer and Solar Slave is a complete charging package that will just take some getting used to.


* Versatile across a multitude of scenarios
* Many included wall plugs and device adapters
* Lightweight


* Confusing as all hell operation and interface
* Weird to hold
* Tons of pieces to keep track of

eWoo eFizz Travel Speaker For iPod Review

While iPod speakers are a dime a dozen these days, it’s often hard to find a really good one for the money. Ewoo, while sounding like an overseas car manufacturer actually makes a travel speaker dock for the iPod called the eFizz Travel.

Boasting up to 20 hours of wireless battery charge, the eWoo eFizz is an ideal companion when the scenario calls for no electrical outlets. Featuring an attractive all black finish the eFizz is head to toe speaker grill. Being one of the smallest iPod speaker docks I have used it is fairly lightweight and easy to hold. My iPod Classic 80g fit very snug and secure and the eFizz had a very cushioned and balanced posture sitting upon any level surface.

Operation was pretty simple overall. Colored lights denoted what was going on with the rechargable lithium-polymer battery and the remote while very basic, performed well. One of the touted features though, the “One Touch Info Button” did not work whatsoever. The user manual CD was vague at best and the email I sent two weeks ago to customer service has yet to be replied to. What it is supposed to be is some on screen iPod interface that shows battery level and some other things but I could never get to it. Not that it was a truly imperative feature it would have been nice to explore all of the eFizz’s offerings. Note: I did actually see this screen twice for a couple seconds at a time. It was totally random and I could not get back to it. All it displayed was the level of charge for the eFizz.

The eFizz connects easily with iTunes via supplied USB cable which is cool if you have it near your computer for transferring music or downloading new firmware. Note that you need to have power supplied to the eFizz in order for it to sync to iTunes. Though the eFizz has no real body controls to speak of, it’s easy to scroll through the actual iPod as it sits in the dock. What I would like to see most of these travel docks are storage areas for the remote and power cord so there’s not so many loose pieces. Also of note is that while wireless, the eFizz will not charge your iPod.

Sound wise I was’nt super impressed. The max volume wasn’t all that loud and the speakers were a bit tinny. Not that they were bad, they just sounded really small, because they are. At low volumes everything sounded fine as long as it didn’t have to compete with any extraneous noise. There was a bit of volume muffling that wasn’t totally distracting but noticeable to say the least. By my bed I did enjoy the low volume as everything sounded clear and crisp.

What will make the eWoo eFizz Travel stand out amongst the hundreds of speaker docks will be its wireless capabilities, long battery charge, and extreme portability. While the sound won’t blow you away, it will be best heard at small gatherings and picnics, or by your bed. FYI, the iPig is still the loudest and best sounding speaker dock I have heard yet.


* Very small and compact
* Wireless with extra long battery life
* Syncs with iTunes


* Sound could be better given price
* Poor customer service “One Touch Info Button”
* Sporadic volume muffling

Senin, 04 Mei 2009

Thrustmaster’s T-Strap

Thrustmaster intro’d two new products yesterday for the Nintendo DS: T-Strap Charger and T-Standee Charger. The T-Strap doubles as a strap for carrying the portable gaming system as well as a USB charger.
The T-Standee is a stand that can display the Nintendo DS in a landscape or portrait orientation and includes an AC charger. Cost for the DS accessories are $8 and $13, respectively. The Strap is available now while the Standee will launch sometime in mid June.

Minggu, 03 Mei 2009

Star Wars Darth Vader Alarm Clock

How will you feel yourself if you wake up and the first thing you will see will be the widely known face of Darth Vader? Star Wars come in our homes in the form of alarm clocks. This clock is not the first of this series. Earlier we had the opportunity to wake up listening to the alarm sound from a projection clock, which represented Darth Vader with his sword. Now we are given another variant of that clock.

This new alarm clock is the black helmeted head of Darth Vader, where you can see red LED numbers in its eyes. It has three alarm sounds to wake you up and a snooze button. Additionally, there is a speaker on one of the helmet’s side and you will hear some sounds while awakening. Moreover, the clock features AM/FM radio and an audio jack for plugging your portable media player.

After seeing these red blazing eyes pointed on you, I am sure, you will get up very quickly. And you can have this clock paying 30 USD. At least, one advantage this clock has: you will never be late to work.

Sabtu, 02 Mei 2009

Aliph Jawbone Prime Bluetooth Headset

Can you imagine our life without constant talking on phones? It is impossible, for handsets have already become our favorite toys. Bluetooth headsets are an excellent supplement for our phones. It is much more comfortable to talk using Bluetooth headset rather than hold the phone near the ear. Aliph is widely known for its Jawbone series of headsets that feature noise-canceling technology. It has recently announced the release of the new headset – Jawbone Prime, claiming, it is “the best headset ever created.”

The new Bluetooth headset does not differ greatly from its predecessor - Jawbone 2: it has the same compact and stylish design, but it is available in Blah Blah Black, Coffee Talk, and Going Platinum colors. The new Jawbone Prime has a softer and more comfortable earpiece and can be easily used without ear hook.

Moreover, Jawbone Prime features the NoiseAssassin technology that eliminates external noise. You can see the same technology applied in Jawbone 2, but it was improved for the new headset. NoiseAssasin™ 2.0 reduces noise in the busiest environments (6 to 9dB). Additionally, Acoustic Voice Activity Detector (AVAD) is a fail-safe mechanism which is of great use if the Voice Activity Sensor (VAS) doesn't touch your face. However, due to the new ear tips the Jawbone Prime stays closer to your face and thus the sensor on the headset end touches your jaw, and this, consequently, leads to a higher performance of the headset. Addition of Bluetooth 2.1+ EDR is an advantage of Jawbone Prime.

The main rival of the new Jawbone Prime is Plantronics Voyager Pro, which has approximately the same specifications, but is cheaper: if Jawbone Prime costs 129, 99 USD, you can buy Plantronics Voyager Pro for 99, 99 USD.

Good news for Aliph Jawbone fans: the company launched an "EARCANDY" edition of its new Bluetooth headset which is available in Frankly SCARLET, 'YELLO!’, Drop Me A LIME, and LILAC You Mean It colors.

Jumat, 01 Mei 2009

USB Flash Drive with OLED Display

A unique USB flash drive has recently been patented by the Ennova Direct Corporation (DBA ION Technologies). It represents the new age in the drives’ history due to its specific features which no one of already existing flash drive has. However, Ennova has not yet given a name to its new drive.

It is a biometric flash drive that combines interactive OLED display and retractable USB connector. Of course, this is not the only drive with retractable USB connector; the uniqueness of this device consists in other features. It has a built-in cover for the OLED screen protection. The OLED display has a specific purpose: it serves like a built-in biometric fingerprint scanner, aimed at showing success and failure and changing its color depending on the fact if the user’s fingerprints correspond to ones stored in its memory or does not. Additionally, the OLED screen serves as an interactive interface that allows controlling and choosing your files and initiating some functions without using computer interface. Moreover, USB flash drives have big memory capacity reaching 64 GB and can be used as external backup drives, according to Ennova.

If you lose your flash drive, no one can use it, for they will not be able to move out the retractable USB connector, if the fingerprints do not match. So, if you value quality and security, this flash drive is for you. However, there is no information on its price yet, but, supposedly, it will be quite expensive, for the OLED screen and security it offers, are worth much money.


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