Not all light bulbs are created equal, that is for sure, and the PowerBulb is one particular instance of such a statement. Basically, the PowerBulb has started life off as a Kickstarter project, hoping to raise enough funds in order for it to become reality. There is wisdom behind the idea of the PowerBulb — in fact, it will help travelers solve plenty of their charging woes whenever they are on the road. For instance, if you have ever found yourself in a situation where you need to desperately charge up a couple of your devices via USB, but do not have enough power outlets in the vicinity, the PowerBulb is here to save the day.
Every couple of years we find out about a new device that we think is silly, and then buy into and use as if we couldn’t have lived without it. There are smartphones, smartwatches, activity trackers, and soon we’ll be a step or two away from getting implants. With all of these new gadgets, this means we need access to more and more outlets, which usually leaves us scrambling to find at least one or two extra, especially in common areas where everyone (roommates, spouse, children), is trying to power up their stuff too.
Photographers cried out all at once when phones started coming with cameras. While there’s always a need for someone to take photos professionally, smartphones have certainly lessened the demand, and that’s because you can take some great pictures with your phone and have them on Facebook before the event you’re at is over. I recently spent 6 weeks in Japan, and while I took over 2,000 photos with my DSLR, most of the photos that made it to social media came from my phone because there wasn’t enough time to get them onto a computer, edited, and uploaded fast enough.
How many of us happen to have so many accessories for our computers, so much so that it is more or less impossible to make sure that there are enough USB ports to go around on our Ultrabooks or notebooks? Why, the USB hub might not be the sexiest peripheral to have around the home, but it sure as heck can be considered to be a vital addition to any road warrior, as you can never have too many USB ports in my opinion. In order to make sure that you keep up with the times, SMK-Link Electronics has introduced the USB-C Multi-Port Hub, which carries the model number VP6920.
In the Information age, we spend more time than ever in front of one or more screens for 8+ hours a day. If you work on a computer, then you know how bad the eye strain can get when you’re nearing a deadline. Having worked as a writer and photographer for many years, I’ve spent one too many days and far too many hours in a dark room with a bright screen, and am already having to deal with the effects on my vision.
Have you ever smashed your hand with a hammer and then had someone ask you a stupid question? If you have, you now know what it’s like to be on your period around literally anyone. It’s not that women are crazy during that time of the month, they’re just in excruciating pain, feel like they’re bloated, and have munchies to an insane degree while still having to live life like nothing is happening. As one such being, I can attest this to be 100% fact, and there’s only so much you can do to deal with it.
If you have a smartphone with a camera, you have undoubtedly fiddled with taking pictures of everything from your face to your lunch. Moving just one degree to the right or left will change how the camera adjusts the lighting, making things look blown-out white, like shadow creatures, or in particularly well-lit areas, as if you had an entire lighting crew at your disposal. If you FaceTime with family, coworkers, and friends, your lighting setup may not always be what you would prefer. This is especially the case when you are dealing with different time zones, like my sister and I who have to coordinate California and Japan.
When you’re basically glued to your computer for more hours of the day than you’d care to count, it’s pretty important that your setup is comfortable. You want to be sitting at the correct height, using a keyboard that doesn’t put strain on your wrists, and a mouse that fits comfortably in your hand. Since only around 10% of the world populace is said to be left-handed, those people are going to have a harder time getting a more cozy setup.
When we’re looking to see what time it is, we often just check our phones. Of course, our phones are not always constantly on us, so it’s nice to have a fixed point or two around the house that shows the time. We don’t want to have a generic wheel of numbers hanging on our wall though, as that’s what normal people do. We have to show that we’re edgy, nerdy, and interesting, so it only makes sense that we would chuck a bunch of money at a clock that has the same function a $5 version would, but fancier.