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Buying an iPhone Case
One of the first things that needs to be bought with a new iPhone (or any phone really) is a case. There are so many types of them to choose from, and your purchase will highly depend on the type of lifestyle you have. If you’re thinking of buying one, this guide will help you get the one that will be most useful to you–here are some of the most important things you may want to consider before buying a case/protector for your iPhone.
iPhone Leather Covers – Aside from being made from durable material, leather cases will also serve as excellent accessories to those who want a more stylish feel. The most common one is the leather flip case, which will fully cover the iPhone’s screen while it’s in your bag or pocket.
iPhone Plastic / Hard Cases – Most hard covers in the market today will be excellent in protecting the phone from drops, dents, and scratches. It’s best if you invest in the more pricey ones, so you will be assured of a good fit (look for brands that indicate the exact model of your phone).
iPhone Skins – These are usually made of durable plastic, and have so many different styles of artwork. However, they’re not as good as leather or hard cases in terms of protection. Usually, those who want to have both design and protection use skins as well as pouches–a kind of double protection, for when the phone is stored in the bag.
iPhone Silicone Cases – These are made of flexible material (usually with transparent colors) where you can easily slip the phone on and off. If you’re the type who likes to clean gadgets often, this is the case for you. Most silicone cases are excellent in protecting gadgets from dust, and are tear-resistant.
iPhone Waterproof – For users who are always outdoors or live in an area where it always rains, it would be best to invest in a waterproof protector. There are lots of different hard cases that will protect your phone from minor liquid drops, but if you want to get full shielding, you can have experts coat your phone with a very thin but durable material (you may need to leave the phone for a few days at the shop for this).
iPhone Workout / Exercise Cases – If you’re always in the gym or running laps on a regular basis, you must get a workout case that you can strap on your arm or waist. There are simply so many workout cases to choose from, so you should try to test drive different items before making your decision. Whatever style or function you settle with, you must make sure that you get the one that’s light–you don’t want to be bothered by extra uncomfortable weight while you do your activities.
There are many excellent iphone cases out there, but before getting one, you need to evaluate how you’re going to carry and handle your phone. Careful consideration and a bit of research are the things that you need in order to arrive at the most ideal one for you–so make gradual steps and weigh in all the different options available.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
TV Buyers Guide
With the wide array of TV choices these days, it gets more and more difficult to pick one for your home. If you think it’s time to spend that hard-earned money on a good television set, don’t just dive right in and get the most attractive flat screen TV you see–you have to do some careful assessment of some things first. To get you started, here’s an article to give you advice on the main things that you must deliberate on.
Having a huge LED screen in a small room will not give you a very comfortable viewing experience–you don’t want to be overwhelmed by an oversized screen while you watch your favorite movie. The dimensions are really up to your preferences and the type of TV, but experts have some suggestions–for instance, THX suggests that if you’r putting an HDTV in a room with limited space, the most ideal way to measure is to divide the TV’s screen size by .84, therefore: a 65-inch TV divided by .84 is equal to 77 inches of viewing distance or 6.5 feet.
If this is too much math and work for you, you can simply ask the people at the store for suggestions. You just have to give them the size of your room and the important measurements, and they will recommend a good size for your space.
Decide if you want to get LCD or Plasma.
When buying a flat screen TV, you will be asked whether you’d like to have an LCD or Plasma display. Both of these provide excellent pictures, but they each have their own strengths and weaknesses–for instance, LCDs generally have less screen glare, consume less power, better in bright settings, but have poor contrast ratios. Plasma displays, on the other hand, have wider viewing angles, contain deep black levels, have better motion tracking, but would not perform well in high altitudes.
Do your research carefully (online sources are very helpful, so don’t just hear the talks given to you by the guys at the shop) to know which one will suit your home best.
Be aware of the basic features.
All brands will lure customers into buying their product by providing added features and accessories that would look good on paper (such as extended warranty), but won’t really make your life easier. The things that you must pay attention to are the basic features. Some of the most important things you should look for are:
- HDMI inputs that will be able to connect all your gears.
- Picture settings and presents (if you want to adjust picture settings, make sure that the system allows modifications).
- The screen finish (either glossy or matte).
- Brightness control (choosing the automatic feature will allow you to save energy, as it will adjust according to the brightness of your surroundings).
- USB ports and slots of memory cards (so you’ll be able to easily view photos and play music).
Many people end up getting the wrong TV because they didn’t put enough research on it. The more things that you know about a certain item, the more confident you will be in choosing, so examine closely, read reviews, ask for recommendations, and evaluate your needs carefully before you purchase anything!