in keyboard mouse
This package offers you real ‘Bang for Buck!’
That is the long and short of it. For only $30.00 you can take home a box filled with the latest state–of-the art features.
My experience began when I decided to step up to a wireless keyboard and mouse combo. I felt the need to get away from the desk and to add some more comfortable controls to my ‘netbook’. Bearing in mind that PC’s are evolving with newer features attached every day, I did not want to invest in another regular computer keyboard, the new home entertainment systems are coming closer to the PC and hybrid’s now abound the marketplace. The new one piece unit is called a PC/Media Center. The keyboard can now operate both pieces of equipment from one location; and that control point can be from a remote location. Known as the Media Center, it is a combination of both pieces of equipment, the Media Center/ Personal Computer is very popular today. So for $30 you can purchase a mini-keyboard and mouse combo loaded with all the Media Center Controls’ built into a 2.4 GHz wireless assembly. The connecting port is a wireless Nano USB receiver, plug and play. All casings are a durable ‘ABS’ plastic.
In providing this mini wonder they did not leave anything out of your new system, the board features all 80 regular keys and a keypad as well. The size of the keyboard is, 225mm by 104mm by 20mm, (8.59” X 4.09 X 0.8”) that makes it highly portable and yet comfortable for my large fingers. It weighs just 500g and it comes with its own dust cover.
Now let us move away from the desk, up to 10 meters or 32 feet away. Take the keyboard with you, it is pretty solid and has passed my ‘Sleeping Wife Test’ largely because the keys are the soft touch type, I can work in bed whilst she sleeps and it does not disturb her one bit. The batteries included in the purchase are rated to keep the R8 going for 18 months.
The cool looking mouse resembles the ‘Bugatti Veyron’ with its sleek, racey body styling. Its size is 82mm by 48mm by 25mm (3.2” X 1.9” X 1”); with the total mouse weight being only 90g’s.
It uses the regular two buttons selectors and a central ‘roller-scrolling’ wheel. Another great feature on this inexpensive mouse is a single switch that allows you to shift between three different DPI modes. So you can speed up or slow down the reaction time of the mouse, a must have for gaming situations.
I have saved the best for last. The ‘Fn’ mode, or the Full Media Control mode, allows you total control over all your media functions, your browser movements (backwards/ forwards and home); e-Mail direct access; Music player launch with controls for Play, Mute, Pause, Stop, Previous/ Next Track, and Volume settings.
The entire package is compatible with Windows-7/ 95/ 98/ NT/ XP/ ME/ 2000/ and Vista. I saw two colors in the store, black or off-white.
It lets me enjoy my netbook to the fullest, using this small, full-combo, peripheral control pair from Qavo.
I ordered my Qavo, R8 set by mail-pack and comes with a full 14 day, ‘I Don’t Like That’ policy. If anything goes wrong within those 14 days you get a full refund, no questions asked.
The Company boasts:
- 1 year warranty for normal use (using it as a cricket bat + ball does NOT count!).
Given that this mini-computer is barely three years in the world of modern technology and innovation, various interesting ideas have already been coming up to make Raspberry Pi a more appealing and fascinating little gadget. These ideas allow Raspberry Pi to diversify in terms of its functions and practicability for its users in the world of education, gaming, and entertainment.
A number of Raspberry Pi creations have been introduced and made known to the society which provides convenience and expediency to their users. These are the following:
Finding Ways to Diversi-Pi:
Raspberry Pi MAME Cabinet
Raspberry Pi can be installed with gaming emulators by various Pi-users who are fond of arcades. Fortunately, it was Darren J who conceptualized a Pi-powered arcade cabinet. He loaded the software Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator unto the Raspberry Pi and placed it in a JAMMA cabinet which is coin-operated. It took him several attempts for him the finished cabinet with the Raspberry Pi MAME.
A Pi in the sky
The Raspberry Pi can also be used to transmit and send live images from the sky down to Earth through High Altitude Ballooning. This was pioneered by Dave Akerman who was fond of monitoring near space activities by sending a tracking device in a weather balloon. He thought that his Raspberry Pi could help innovate the concept through the help of its USB port which can provide a quick and inexpensive access to a webcam. This allowed the successful sending of images from near space.
Siri and Pi tandem
Siri, a famous application in Apple, which is capable of artificial intelligence by following the commands and orders to their Apple unit has been found to be of useful purpose in conjunction with the Raspberry Pi. A user who prefers to call himself “Dark Therapy” was able to use the Siri application to actually open and close his garage door by hooking the Raspberry Pi to an automatic garage door system.
A Pi of Lego Cluster
It was Professor Simon Cox and his six year old son who invented a “supercomputer” which contains 64 Raspberry Pis which are securely contained inside an HPC Lego cluster. Through the help of an Ethernet connection, the processors inside are able to communicate with each other and perform various tasks once a message passes through the interface.
A musical instrument using beets and a Raspberry Pi
Although considered to be very bizarre and slightly eccentric enough to be considered an invention, Scott Garner was able to come up with a creation by using a Raspberry Pi to create an instrument to actually play drum beats by touching beets which are also incorporated in the device.
Raspberry Pi Laptop
Drew Fustini, a Raspberry owner, has discovered that a Pi can also function as a portable laptop. It may however require splicing cables together but it fairly works. However, Fustini insisted that the newer models of Pi no longer requires cable splicing as no USD cable modifications are needed.
Another creation can be made out of a Raspberry Pi is by turning it into a Pi-net book. In this case, a briefcase has been used as the casing which features a WIFI, blue tooth, keyboard, touchpad and the display all powered by a Raspberry Pi.
Indeed, various DIY projects can be made possible in your Raspberry Pi. The imagination and creativity from various Pi users have increased the unit’s productivity and use. For a $35 worth of a price, a Raspberry Pi can turn from the simple supercomputer with potential to a highly developed device or machine suited to the preference of its users.
What is the perfect hobby that entices people of all ages? It could be anything really, but for those who enjoy toys created with modern technology, coupled with skill, precision, and the love for flying, owning and flying a remote controlled helicopter is the best pastime. To many, seeing a toy like this makes them think that it’s merely just a child’s play thing. It is actually more than that. The more you modify and add sophisticated parts to it, the more powerful it gets, and the more you would like to fly it. Just try it, you will definitely get hooked.Now that you have discovered this amazing toy, your next challenge would be to find the best remote control helicopter that suites your preferences and your style. There are many designs to choose from. The market for remote control helicopters is very diverse. There are styles that look like real military helicopters, others look very futuristic. Some also have a classic look. It is really up to you and your personality and style on what you will choose.
Color, special options like cameras, gyro stabilizers, and many more should also be considered when choosing your model. Different helicopters use different battery types. It is important to check the batteries. Know what brands are good, durable, and can guarantee a longer lasting charge. There are also more advanced features that can help contribute to the overall performance.
Size is a factor. There are people who prefer smaller RC helicopters because they can be flown indoors, but some like bigger ones because they are more powerful, sturdier, faster, and many enhancements can be made like spotlights. Although it has many perks, it also has a down-side. You cannot fly them indoors as you could with a smaller model. Smaller ones can easily fly around the house or large indoor spaces. This can help you practice since the environment is controlled – no wind, rain, snow, or other deterrent. This means you can practice all year round.
Helicopters have blades. Speed is affected not just by the size and weight, but also by the number of blades it has. If you want a faster helicopter, opt for one that has two blades. If you want helicopters that can go loop-to-loop and perform feats that are so amazing, a single-blade, lightweight helicopter would suit you. For those who prefer a relaxed type of helicopter, they can choose one that only does basic flying with standard speed.
Finding the right one
You should know the basics when shopping for an RC helicopter. This can help you improve its performance. A gyro stabilizer, which is an extra bar located along the top of the helicopter can help balance the weight. But this can compromise the tricks and stunts your helicopter can do. You should also check the external coverings of the helicopter. Make sure they are durable and can withstand crashes and bumps. When you are still learning to fly your helicopter, accidents are bound to happen, it is inevitable. Hard plastic polymer frames can also help protect your helicopter.
If you love building your own and designing it according to your preferences, a ready-to-fly (RTF) helicopter kit would be best for you. Since you are going to construct it yourself, it is only natural that it would have variations from those found in stores. But that is what’s going to make it unique and personalized. You can modify it the way you want it to appear.
Some helicopters have different flight controls so you should be particular in selecting one that has the six basic directions – up, down, left, right, forward, and backward. This will make flying a breeze. For beginners, choose one that has a gyro stabilizer. This will aid your helicopter in flying straight and will help maintain balance.
Now that you know what to look for in a remote controlled helicopter, go ahead and buy one now. Helicopters aren’t just made for children, nor are they made solely for enthusiasts. Different models are available for different types of consumers. They are made for everybody to enjoy. Take the stress out and start flying. Anyone can fly.