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History of Gadgets

151The history of gadgets spans as far back as humanity itself – since hominids began creating tools to make their lives easier. Humans have always created devices and appliances with specific practical purposes that were initially thought of as novelties, due to unfamiliarity with and initial unwillingness to accept the technology.

Today, industry has augmented the creation of new gadgets, while certain retailers, including Brookstone and Richard Thalheimer’s RichardSolo.com, specialize in popularizing them.

What famous inventors Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell and Leonardo da Vinci, among others, had in common was foresight. They understood that a lifetime spent playing with what others viewed as toys and senseless gadgets would eventually result in indispensable technology. From just that small group, the groundwork for electricity, communications, film, and flight was laid because of their gadgets, which obviously possessed more value than novelty.

Perhaps one of the earliest, most well known gadgets created is the wheel, many millennia ago. Take a ride in your car and witness how truly revolutionary such a gadget became and how much we now rely on it for transportation. A more recent gadget, the Apple iPhone, appears to be the beginning stages of yet another gadget-turned-necessity that will reshape communications.

“The iPhone may someday be looked upon as the device that started a second revolution in computing. Desktop computing was the first revolution. Hand-held computing will someday be regarded as the second revolution, and the iPhone is the product that started it.”
-Richard Thalheimer, RichardSolo.com

All gadgets were not created equal. In fact most inventions are built on the newest technology. The world of gadgets is tiered; devices fall into one of four categories: mechanical, electronic, programmable, and application. Mechanical gadgets include the wheel, as well as later developments such as the pulley, the bicycle, the sail boat, the thermometer and the sort. Following the advent of electricity, gadgets were taken to a new level as inventors began to discover different uses for the newly harnessed energy. The television, radio and quartz watch are examples of electronic gadgets. After electricity, inventors toyed around with electronic information via microprocessor, beginning an age of programmable devices such as computers, and later, MP3 players and the iPhone. Application gadgets include iTunes, Microsoft Office and other computer applications that customize our experience with programmable devices.

Richard Thalheimer, the President and founder of online gadget vendor RichardSolo.com, and founder and former CEO of gadget giant The Sharper Image, understands, maybe better than anyone, that there’s much more to gadgets than novelty.

“Certainly most people enjoy the novelty of a gadget that introduces new convenience to their lifestyle. What they forget is that solving these everyday problems is not just entertainment, but some of these devices become functional necessities. In my personal life, I rely on my iPhone, my garage door opener, my nose hair trimmer, my electric toothbrush, and other gadgets that were once regarded as novel gadgets. “

Both his former brainchild and his current venture sell quirky, useful and fun gadgets of all types, from mechanical to programmable and application. He has seen some devices, such as the Ionic Breeze air purifier, spur sensational and lasting trends based on a realization of utility value, while others collected dust on the shelves after their novelty wore out. Specialty stores like The Sharper Image and Richard Thalheimer’s RichardSolo.com serve a greater purpose: spread new ideas, and give credit to the Franklins and Edisons of the world.

Why Do We Need Electronic Gadget Reviews?

150Thanks to the advancement of technology, our world today is filled with electronic gadgets. In many occasion we need these gadgets to support our activities. Electronics are used extensively for business, entertainment, and communication purposes. Since there are a lot of options to choose from, we might end up buying the wrong ones if we do not select them carefully. To help you choose the right devices, you can make use of electronic gadget reviews which are available in almost everywhere.

Electronic gadget reviews help potential buyers to choose particular electronic products according to their needs, interests, or even budgets. You can find these reviews in papers, magazine, or on the internet. Be very careful when you read a product review since it can be misleading. You should read two or more reviews from trustworthy sources in order to get sufficient, reliable information regarding that particular product. Reviews from papers and magazines are mostly accurate and reliable. Unfortunately, you will likely to find limited information there. Due to page limitation, you perhaps will not get the information you are looking for.

On the other hand, the internet provides you with unlimited information. You can find anything you want to know about a certain electronic device on the internet. However, you should only read reviews from reputable websites. One of the easiest ways to find trustworthy reviews is by using search engines such as Yahoo, Google, or Bing. Websites with higher search engine rankings usually provide better and reliable reviews. Online merchants also provide a section dedicated to customer reviews on each product page.

You can find reviews about various electronic gadgets or appliances on the internet. Mobile phones, cameras, computer peripherals, home appliances, sound systems, salon equipments, gaming consoles, and navigation systems are only some examples. You can also easily compare two or more products of similar type from the same or different brands to find the one that suits you best.

Besides the features, you also need to find out about the price of the gadget as well. There are plenty of online product reviews that compare prices from many different online merchants. One of the most popular online merchants that offer lots of good deals and bargains is Amazon. Besides providing you with the best prices, this highly popular online vendor also provides you with Amazon Electronic Review to give you better insight of the gadgets you are interested in.

The Era of Electronic Gadgets

149Have you ever pondered what our lives would be without electronic gadgets? Our lives would come to a standstill without the use of electric devices. Electronic gadgets, nowadays, are no doubt a blessing of God. Thanks to the development in science and technology, brand new technological gadgets are being sold like hot-cakes in the marketplaces and online!

Consumer electronics consist of electronic equipment intended for everyday use like communications, education, work productivity and entertainment. If you are in search of buying a new electronic equipment for domestic use or for professional purposes, for educational institutions or business centers, websites and online advertisements can help you a lot to buy, sitting within the comforts of your home!

By using search engines, you can easily track websites and find lots of information on cool new electronics and the hottest new electronic gadgets such as phones, computers, digital cameras, TVs, stereos, video-games, HDTV, MP3 players, DVDs, Camcorders, spy gadgets, audio and video equipment and all the latest gadgets in technology. Not only this, you can also get information on gaming, home appliances, wholesale electronics, refurbished computers, parts and components, shopping and instructional tips and lots more.

The hottest electronic gadget for the younger generation is audio-video equipment, like head phones, microphones, speakers, etc., for their online chatting or social networking purposes. They are cost-effective and convenient. They have a craze for camcorders and digital cameras too. Digital video recorders can also be a great use in carrying out their educational projects and home assignments.

Hand held devices like iPods, GPS Navigators and devices, pocket PCs, portable DVD player, USB are some of the important electronic gadgets that are popular in the present world. Pocket PCs have got the world closer in a more compact way. The hand-held computers operate on similar line of desktop PCs. But pocket PCs allow us to be in touch with the world while we are on travelling trip! One can compare the prices of new computers with a used computer! Used computers are cheaper and reliable in performance. Besides being a money saving device, refurbished computers last longer and has more space in your hard disk. Cheap computers work efficiently and are affordable for all. Apple computers and laptops, note book computers and printers have become a necessity!

PlayStations, PC games, 3G mobile phones and smart phones are the latest in the line of trend-setters for the new generation. Business phone systems and video conferencing are becoming popular for thriving business as well as to save time and distance. Closed-circuit television systems and surveillance cameras are deemed to be essential for safety and security in today’s world of terrorism and threat.

While flat-screen televisions and plasma televisions entertain the people at home, other household appliances of daily use cannot be ignored, like refrigerators, washing machine, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and kitchen appliances. Lastly, the electronic world is a classic example of “the good, the bad and the ugly.” We cannot, at the same time, deny the fact that while the media has enhanced our very life styles, it has also exposed us to electromagnetism that takes its toll on us!

How To Choose Your New Electronic Gadget

148Everybody loves gadgets, especially new ones and the most sought after gadgets in today’s world are personal computers, smart phones and tablets. Technology is moving at such a fast pace now. Companies are launching new models and devices regularly and it is very hard to choose from the latest releases and get the best value in the market place today.

Firstly you need to decide which gadget you want, whether it be a computer, laptop, tablet, mobile phone, smart phone or another. Then, you need to know if buying a computer or laptop what platform you want, Mac or Windows and of course there are pros and cons with these. Do you need fast speed and high graphic quality for games or is this purchase for office related work? With mobile and smart phones, there are also phone plans to consider

Budgets tend to dictate not only what we want but what we can afford. Now, with phablets coming into the market – this is a combination of a smart phone and a tablet, some people with a lower-income are considering these, but once again which one is right for you?

Go online to get the latest information on all new updates, releases and announcements. Read the analysis of the complete product line by the PC and tablet builders and digest their opinions to decide what is the best configuration of laptops, desktops, tablets and PCS available at the best price to suit your budget.

Gadget review sites will take away the headaches searching through the internet to try to find the best electronic gadget to suit you. These sites have reviews not just by the manufacturer or retailer but more importantly by people who have just bought the gadget. These reviews are what you need to read, to get the complete picture, as the consumer has nothing to gain financially, when they either promote a gadget or relate where they feel the product is missing, in the delivery of what it promises.

News gadget sites give expert service as they have analysed all market released products and will give their expert review service for prospective consumers to decide what the best device is for them. You need sound advice to help you make the right choice to buy the best gadget for you. Talk to friends and work colleagues about their recent purchases and whether they recommend what they have bought or wished they had done some more research and maybe made a different decision.

Gadget – What is the Meaning of This Word?

147GADGET, this word refers to any electronic device that has a very specific function as voice recording, music playing, surveillance, video playing, photos displaying, etc. The good thing here is you can access these electronic gadgets anywhere and anytime.

I’ll talk about some of these electronic gadgets, what’s their jobs and how you can enjoy with them.

Audio Gadgets, gadgets that help you to listen to your favorite music anywhere, it’s a very small, lightweight and smart device that can play any type of music in all formats as mp3, wav, wma, etc. Audio gadgets may be just a mp3 player with different memory spaces, it may be 256mb, 512mb, 1gb, 2gb, it even may be 20gb according to your needs.MP3 player gadget may be built-in another thing as sunglasses with built-in mp3 player, it’s very good for the people who have an active lifestyle. It also may be with watches, pens and digital cameras.

iPod, it’s the perfect electronic gadget has been known until now, it do very well with music and recording functions, it also has other functions as FM radio, E-book functions, voice recording, it has great models according to the space of flash memory. It can play all types of music and in some models it can play videos and display pictures, GREAT GADGET, isn’t it.

Video Gadgets, another function of some gadgets to enjoy your time, by these gadgets you can watch your favorite videos and display/share your personal photos. MP4 player is one of those gadgets which allow you to watch your films, video clips, personal recordings and even play games. It should supports all video and photo files, it also should has a high resolution screen for good displaying.

Camera Gadgets, as wireless internet cameras, surveillance cameras, sunglasses cameras, etc. By some models of the wireless internet cameras you can access your camera from anywhere and at anytime by using the IP address, it’s very good idea to have a something like that.

This was a very short description about some of those gadgets providing you some information on haw you can benefit from the electronic gadgets, there are very great gadgets available now, they are created to have a better life, just search to find.