Communication systems play a crucial role in today’s world, in just about any area. These systems are made up of various devices that can be either wireless or wired, plus a range of equipment including portable and mobile radios, base or fixed station radios, repeaters, and even more accessories, such as carrying cases, speaker microphones and battery eliminators. If you’re looking to implement a communications system into your business, you’ll need to consider a couple of important factors. The technologies that the system is made up of will play a crucial role in your choice, for instance. However, there’s more to it, so let’s delve in.Read More
When someone mentions refurbished phones, you typically think of second-hand phones, but they are two different types. A used phone is sold directly from the previous owner, with no security guarantee. Refurbished phones are pre-owned phones that people return to the manufacturer because there is some flaw, and they’re repaired and then resold. Some of these phones are never even turned on. The buyer probably didn’t like how it fits in their hand and returned it.Read More
Maybe you’re new to the world of videography and you want to explore all of the different cameras and gadgets there are to use for your next bungee jumping. Or maybe you’re all about compatibility and movement so you already know Go-Pro is the camera for you.
Do I really need an alarm clock? Is an alarm clock better than a phone? People frequently ask themselves these questions when it comes to alarm clocks and ways to wake up in the morning. And the answer to both these questions is ‘yes’. Alarm clocks are more functional and something you should definitely get if you find it difficult to get up in the morning. Why? Well, because some alarm clocks are designed to literally make you get up.
A Classic Alarm Clock for Those Who Like Everything Old School
A traditional alarm clock is an analogue one that has two bells on top that create a sound. Once upon a time, these alarm clocks were the only option people had. Nowadays, although the choice of alarm clocks is truly great, people prefer analogue alarm clocks because of their unique design. After all, analogue clocks are pure classic. And apart from that, they are durable and reliable.
Classic analogue alarm clocks have a very simple mechanism and in order for you to actually set the alarm, you need to wind up the clock from behind. It is believed that the first analogue clock was manufactured in the 1500s although it was in the 19th century when mass production started.Read More
For a very long time, scooters were very rarely used because they were considered a child’s toy. Thankfully, those days a far behind us because we understood that scooters are amazing, which is why they’re now popular with kids and adults alike. In some ways, they are even better than bicycles, though don’t let cyclists know that. They don’t take up a lot of space, they’re very easy to use, and are amazing for zooming around in the city while the rest of the traffic grinds to a halt.Read More
You’ve ridden one as a kid. They were bulky, clumsy things that didn’t get you anywhere no matter how hard you tried. But you showed them off to your friends, just to brag. Fast forward a few decades and kick scooters are back. They might look similar to what you had as a kid, but boy, how things change. New tech, designs and materials, have put scooters just about everywhere. Not just in skateparks, but on streets, in the CBD, on trains, cycle paths, round schools and malls. Basically, anywhere that two wheels can go.
Their popularity lies in how easy they are to ride. Easier than a skateboard, and as fast as a bike. What’s to like is that they don’t take up so much space, so you can take them anywhere. No chargers are required here. For anyone in big Aussie cities, kick scooters are an easy commute, either to work or school. And when the day ends, they also bring in some fun to boot.
Aussie brands, like Envy, make scooters for all age groups and skill levels. Three-wheelers are an ideal way to start for toddlers, while bigger, badder scooters for the rebellious teen will see you marking your ground in the parks. You can also find something comfortable and laid-back on your daily route to and from work. Toddlers, kids, teens and adults are all catered to, as are total beginners and everyone with a bit more riding prowess.
Starting out as a small Melbourne-based company run by scooter enthusiasts, Envy has reached global recognition with their attention to every detail and the level of workmanship they put into each of their products. Their freestyle scooters are not just a household name Down Under, but are being grabbed up by beginners and pros alike, the world over. And they’re at the forefront of scooter tech and innovation. Today they produce a complete range of scooter components, and a line of Envy complete scooters, like the One and Colt aimed at beginners, and the Kos and Prodigy lines for anyone higher up. You’ll get your kicks no matter which one you go for.
Why Choose Envy Scooters?
If you’re new to riding, or scooters in general, then choosing your first set of wheels can be a challenge. There are so many types. The basic distinction is scooters that are ready to ride, like in the Envy complete lineups, or there are individual parts that you can use to assemble your own custom scooter, just the way you like it. The advantage of completes is that all components are high-quality and of the right type for the intended user and the type of riding. One and Colt completes, for instance, will have gear more in line with beginners and youngsters, with bars and decks in the appropriate heights and length, to get riders comfy. Inspiring confidence is the best way to learn. Once you’re at a higher skill level, you can change out for something with better handling, more cushioning and greater speed. Here different types of clamps, better forks and bigger wheels and brakes will get you doing higher and better tricks in no time. An Envy complete in the design and colours of your choice will see you through, from beginner to pro.
Scooter Parts and How They Differ
• Decks – Envy complete scooters geared towards kids, beginners and anyone of smaller stature will find the deck width and length just about right for a comfy ride, with enough space without feeling cramped. The One and Colt lines have decks lengths of 480 and 495mm respectively, and widths of 120mm. Just about right for two feet. The Kos and Prodigy lines are a bit longer at 510mm and 495mm each, but are geared to larger and more experienced riders. Here, decks are thinner, and lighter, meaning less weight to pull in tricks. Materials across all decks are high-grade aluminium that should last in jumps and with nylon grip to keep your feet planted.
• Bars, Clamps and Forks – The bars in One and Colt Envy complete scooters are lower at 550mm and 580mm to better fit kids, while Kos and Prodigy bars are higher at 650mm and 620mm, respectively. Also, they’re wider to allow for more control when attempting jumps. Clamps hold the bars in place and evenly spread the pressure on landings. Prodigy and Kos scooters have bigger clamps to carry more weight. Forks are made of materials of higher strength in the models higher up, though even the beginner models have enough compression to inspire confidence for higher and harder tricks.
• Wheels and Brakes – Wheels are made of durable polyurethane outer and a metallic core that should last even the toughest riding you do. Bigger and wider wheels are fitted to advanced Envy complete scooters, raising the ride height and providing for more speed. Brakes across all models are the best in any completes, stopping you safely and in the shortest distance.
Other components often overlooked by other scooter makers, like headset tubes, internal bearings, handlebar grips and the overall quality of materials, and fit and finish make Envy completes one of the best scooter brands both in Australia and worldwide. They’re designed by riders and for riders. And prices are also some of the lowest around. Find your next Envy complete scooter in your nearest scooter or skate store.
There are plenty of occasions for exploring the great outdoors, regardless of what time of the year it is. Outdoor activities can be beneficial to your physical and mental health as they offer you a break of the stress of everyday life. Whether you’ll be camping or going deeper into the wilderness, you’ll need the right equipment. And one of the most essential items is your torch. So, even if you get caught out in the dark unexpectedly, you’ll be well prepared.
Your flashlight is one of the most important pieces of equipment when night hunting. It helps you get around in the dark and get a better view of your target when the sun sets. The best hunting light is one that provides a long, strong beam, has a great battery life, is reliable in any type of environment, easily attached on a scope or barrel of a gun, and comes with a variety of accessories and features.
Such a flashlight can be used for much more than hunting, though. Search and rescue crews, security personnel and law enforcement can all take advantage of a quality hunting light, and since it’s such an important piece of equipment for people working in these careers and hobbies, picking the right one is of paramount importance. But with so many different flashlights today, how do you find the right one? Here are some of the best hunting flashlights available today, no matter the job or use.
Olight M2R Warrior
The Olight M2R Warrior is a rechargeable, dual-switch tactical torchlight that’s equipped with XHP35 HD LED and is powered by a high discharge rate 18650 battery, allowing it to output as much as 1500 lumens. It comes with a quiet tail switch, outdoor and tactical modes for many applications.
You can get an Olight pressure switch to replace the quiet tail switch to make it easy to activate when mounted on a weapon. All you have to do is press the Olight pressure switch for instant activation and illumination and then release the pressure to turn it off. The M2R Warrior is lightweight and compact, and comes with a firm, comfortable grip that’s ergonomically designed. Its construction is solid, allowing it to withstand the abuses that come with use in rough environments.
This flashlight is heavier and it’s specifically designed for demanding tasks, such as hunting, law enforcement and search and rescue missions. It comes with a LED light that can be set to strobe mode for temporarily blinding subjects. It’s also fitted with an aircraft-grade copper circuit to optimise heat dispersion.
The ThruNite TC15 requires a lithium-ion battery to operate, which isn’t included in the box, so you’ll have to buy one yourself, plus a charger. This is one of its largest disadvantages, but once you get a battery pack, you can rest assured it will last, since the ThruNite TC15 comes with battery housing that’s specifically made to protect the batteries from abuse when the light is thrown or jostled around.
The Nitecore MH10 has an illumination output of 1000 lumens and is battery operated. It comes with two disposable batteries, plus a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, so you can switch between the two depending on your intended application and frequency of use. The flashlight can run for over 500 hours, is completely waterproof and impact-resistant.
Additionally, the battery housing is specifically built to protect the batteries and to prevent the batteries from being inserted the wrong way. Besides batteries, the bundle includes a charger for the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The beam is adjustable and features 4 light modes and 3 special models. The only “downside” of this flashlight is the inconveniently placed power button.
The Orion Predator is arguably one of the best hunting scope flashlights. It’s military-grade and can provide illumination of over 100 metres in front of you. It also comes with 4 light modes, is completely impact-resistant and waterproof and can withstand any type of use and abuse. In fact, the light comes with a 10-year warranty, and is equipped with a wide range of mounts for scopes, rails and barrels.
You can choose between a red or green beamed flashlight. However, the biggest complaint for most users is the inability to focus the illumination beam and the difficulty of the pressure switch. Even with the inability to focus the beam, some people praise it for the fact that’s quite focused already, and it reduces spillage light that occurs around the beam area.
The PeakPlus has an illumination output of 1000 lumens, and is powered by simple, widely-available AAA batteries, or rechargeable lithium-ion batteries that are included with the torchlight. The LED lamp of the PeakPlus can last over 100.000 working hours, and it doesn’t take long to recharge. About 6 hours of charging is enough to get enough power for the next 3 nights. It also comes with adjustable zoom focus, is impact- and waterproof, making it ideal for outdoor applications and rough environments.
Furthermore, the PeakPlus comes with 5 light modes, ranging from very bright to very dim. The downsides to this flashlight are superficial, such as the requirement of a sleeve, a large charging unit and the exclusion of additional batteries. These flaws, however, don’t have an impact on the capability or operation of the light and are only a hindrance to the operator. Some people claim that the waterproofness of the flashlights isn’t effective enough, and it can’t submerge underwater as advertised. Other than that, this flashlight will exceed the expectations of anyone in need of a reliable, powerful hunting flashlight.
Considering how much technology has advanced in the last few years, it’s safe to say that most people are content with their mobile phones and the value they provide them with. However, there are many accessories that are very useful and can make your life easier. Just visit any mobile accessories shop and you’ll be surprised by the great variety of gadgets you can buy. Any tech geek would love to boost the performance of their already hefty investment, so I believe the following products are definitely worth checking out.
Multi-Purpose Phone Cases
Now that urban living is on the rise for over a decade, you should consider yourself blessed if you live in a house with patio because there are those of us living in tiny apartments dreaming of this. No matter its size, you have just what you need to extend the comfort you have indoors and create a warm and cosy outdoor space.
Flashlights are enormously popular and much-needed pieces of gear for everyone – from military/enforcement personnel and hikers to campers, hunters, dog walkers, etc. Old flashlight models did not have the power to provide enough light for cases like a power outage or when out camping, but the great advances in technology have transformed the flashlight into a valuable multipurpose tool with many benefits for its user. Read More