November 25, 2010

Great inexpensive electronic Christmas gifts

It's almost Christmas which means you probably need to finish holiday shopping. But, a lot of electronics are so expensive, and most of the cheap ones are not very good or memorable. Here are some inexpensive gift ideas for you which will be useful all year long not just during the holidays, but all year long.

A SanDisk Cruzer 8 GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive is great for anyone who carry a lot of files to and from work and school.

If the person you are buying for needs loads of space then a Western Digital WD Elements 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive  would be a better choice for the person you are buying for. It would take a very long time for the average person to fill out 1TB of space.

November 24, 2010

Diskeeper 2010 Professional - best paid defrag I ever use!

Diskeeper 2010 Professional is a great automatic disk defrag program which works for Windows 7 and later version of Windows. I been using it for almost 30 days and I love it. All I have to do is install it, and let Diskeeper defrag my drive automatically in the background when my computer is not very busy. I notice my Windows Startup and shutdown times both improve. Launching programs and files also seem a lot faster as well.

There are also a lot of logs which you can view in Diskeeper 2010 to see how fragmented your drive is. The logs are great for power users, and IT staff to see how Diskeeper 2010 is maintaining their computer drive.

You can also still run Manual defrags if you plan on doing hard disk intensive tasks like video editing.

 Best thing I like about Diskeeper 2010 Professional is it uses little system resources unlike most manual disk defrags, and I no longer have to manually defrag my hard drive, or schedule my hard drive to defrag with task scheduler. Diskeeper is a program you just have to install and forget about since it decides when my hard drive needs to be defrag and optimize my computer, so I never need to analyze and defrag my drive manually.

November 15, 2010

Parallel to USB Printer Scanner converter cable lets you use old printer on newer PC!

Do you still use a older printer or scanner with a parallel port,but your newer desktop or laptop computer does not have a parallel port? You can use Cables To Go 16899 USB To DB25 IEEE-1284 Parallel Printer Adapter Cable which is 6 feet long.This cable will save you some money since it lets you re-use your old printer or scanner on your newer computer. Plus, it only cost $8.57 to 12.94 which is a lot cheaper then a new printer.

November 5, 2010

How to connect your laptop to an older TV with only RCA jacks

Most laptops only have S-Video output and no RCA outputs for TVs; however, some older or lower-end TV's only have RCA input.
Cables To Go - 27965 - 12ft Value Series Bi-directional S-Video To RCA Cable (Black) will convert your S-video plug to RCA, so you can watch videos on your bigger TV with only RCA inputs. It is only 13.73 USD or less at Amazon which is a lot cheaper then a new TV with S-video inputs. Plus, this cable is also 12 feet, so you do not have to worry about the cable being long enough to reach your Television set from your laptop.