October 26, 2010

USB to PS/2 adapter lets you use your USB keyboard on computer and laptops with only PS/2 ports

If you only can use PS/2 (Purple PS/2 plug) keyboards and (Green PS/2 plug) mouse ports because your computer is very old and only have PS/2 ports, you'll need a USB to PS/2 converter for both your keyboard or mouse to convert your PS/2 plug to USB for use on your computer.

Simotech CD /DVD Repair Kit help fixes scratches on your optical discs

Simotech DVD Repair Machine / Kit is great CD and DVD scratch removal and repair machine. It not only makes your CDs and DVDs playable again, but also remove the scratches unlike other CD DVD repair machines and kits which make your CD look even worse.

October 24, 2010

Ways to save money when computer is off from vampire power.

I just use a regular power strip and press the off button to turn off all my plugs on the power strip, so none of my electronics like chargers, USB hard drives, printer, scanners, etc are using any power when I'm not using them. If you do not need your computer, router, or cable modem to be on while you sleep, you can also plug them into a power strip and turn them off by plugging them onto a power strip and pressing the off button on the power strip.

If you are lazy, you might want to get a Smart Strip LCG3 Energy Saving Surge Protector with Autoswitching Technology, 10-Outlet which turns off all the other outlets when one of your electronics like your computer is turned off.
However, I just use a APC Essential SurgeArrest, 7 outlet power strip which is less costly. When I'm not using my computer, I turn off the power strip which turns off my monitor, speakers, USB drives and printer.

The good thing about using power strips or smart power strips are that you are also protecting your computer and sensitive electronics from surges, and spikes. Plus, by turning off your power strip and smart power strip, you will save some money on electricity and everything is off. Your AC adapters might also last longer since they are not ON all day.

Tips for desktop computer cable management with Belkin Velcro Cable ties

Cable management can be very important in keeping your desktop computer cables from messing up your room, or office. Plus, people are less likely to trip over your cables, and fall or drag your computer to the floor.Using Belkin 8-Inch Velcro Cable Ties can help you organize your cables better by securing them together with Velcro. Plus, when you unplug a cable it will not fall to the ground making the cable hard to find in the messy pile of cables lying on the floor which can be a tripping hazard.

October 22, 2010

PS/2 to USB Keyboard and mouse adapter-Reuse your old Keyboard and Mouse on your new Computer!

Sometimes switching to a new keyboard and mouse can feel weird especially if you have been using the same keyboard and mouse for years like me. I have been using the same keyboard and mouse for over 3 years. Luckily, my computer also have PS/2 ports for my computer mouse and keyboards, but if your computer or laptop does not have PS/2 ports on the back you need a Adesso PS/2 to USB Adapter if your old keyboard and mouse still uses PS/2 plugs which are usually round, and colored purple for the keyboard, and green for the mouse.