Fellowes Powershred PS-77Cs Shredder

Are you shredding tons of paper in your home office?  Looking for a reliable and powerful shredder?

Look no more!  The Fellowes Powershred PS-77Cs is a top of the line paper shredder for home use.  This tops out as one of the favorites here at BestHomePaperShredder.com.  The paper shredder reviews for this model are positive and its one of the best under 200 dollars.  Its quiet operation is perfect for use in office cubicles or a home office.

The Powershred PS-77Cs features the SafeSense technology from Fellowes.  This is a great safety feature that instantly stops the shredder if you come in contact with the paper guide.

Documents are no match for this model as it will shred your documents down to 5/32 x 1-1/2 inch size confetti pieces.  The large front paper guide will handle credit cards, staples, and CDs.  The large paper guide will allow for up to 12 sheets per pass to be fed into the shredder.

Small confetti cut pieces increases security but it also compresses easier in the wastebasket.  The PS-77Cs comes with a 7 gallon wastebasket.  The wastebasket has a small window on the front to let you know when its time to empty.  A feature this small can be appreciated if you have ever owned a paper shredder with a solid wastebasket.

If you are looking for a strong paper shredder this is a good contender.  It can handle up 12 sheets per pass with a daily capacity as high as 600 sheets.

Features

  • Medium-duty shredder reduces documents to 5/32 x 1-1/2 inch higher-security confetti particles
  • 9-inch wide front feed paper entry shreds up to 12 sheets per pass
  • Shreds credit cards, staples, small paper clips, and CDs
  • 7-gallon pull-out wastebasket included
  • 5-year limited manufacturer’s warranty

Why should you buy?  Not only is it a powerful shredder we really like the 5 year warranty on the cutter.

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10 Technical Gadgets to Not Leave at Home

It’s the season of family vacations, whether you’re going to Nana’s house or flying a warmer destination. How can you not look forward to getting away for a week or two to just relax? Whatever your reason for getting away, there are several technical gadgets you’re not going to want to be without. These gadgets are useful whether you use for maps, simply to pass the time or entertain the kids. They’re going to be what keeps peace and quiet in the car or plane on your vacation. In other words, add these to your travel list. You won’t want to leave home without them!

1. Android Cell Phone (or iPhone)

These two particular styles of phones are useful on any vacation. First, they have applications you can download to help navigate you through maps and destinations. There are many applications for bus and subway transits in metropolitan areas. In addition, there are restaurant finders, hotel applications and much more. Both these phones have Google Latitude as well, which help track the location of your loved ones. Both these phones vary by their carriers in price. The iPhone, however, is only available through AT T; and Verizon.

2. Kindle (or Nook)

A plane ride can often be very dull, except when you may get a seatmate who tells you their life story. If the plane is quiet, or has muffled noise, pull out your e-reader and turn off the wifi. You’re now able to enjoy your books, movies, magazines or blogs. There are also free games on the Kindle such as Dots and Boxes, where each player makes a box and tries to win. There are several models of the Kindle and Nook. The Kindle, starting at $79 and going up to $199 for Kindle Fire, is available at Amazon. The Nook, available at Barnes and Noble, starts at $99 and goes up to $249 for the Nook tablet. Each are quality devices, but the Nook stands out more with more features.

3. Nintendo DS

“Are we there yet?” “I’m hungry!” “She’s touching me!” We’ve all heard these coming from the back seat at one time or another. The Nintendo DS is great for family vacations because it keeps the children entertained in the car. The game console starts at $99, which isn’t a bad price to pay for some deserved peace and quiet. In addition, parents can purchase a connector children can insert into their DS systems and play against each other. Some of the fantastic games children can get on Nintendo DS include Sonic Colors, Mario vs. Donkey Kong, Dora’s Cooking Club and Tetris.

4. Digital Camera

Each vacation is memorable in its own unique way. You’re not going to want to leave your camera at home. If you happen to leave it behind, don’t fret or panic. Best Buy sells cameras at a decent price. I would recommend anything that is a Cannon or Nikon. These prove to produce the best image quality and have the most features on the camera. While the optical number on the camera display is important, the zoom number is more important. Go as high as you can on both and you’ll get great pictures. You’re not going want to miss your daughter’s face when she’s excited about Mickey Mouse.

5. iPad

The iPad 2 is a great device for travelers who are on on the go. This handheld device can be used to navigate someone down the road or keep the kids busy in the hotel room. There are free and paid applications for just about anything. For instance, there is an application called iBooks if someone is bored and wants to read while traveling. There is also a Kindle application on the iPad 2. There are also free games for the iPad such as Angry Birds. Who doesn’t enjoy shooting the birds across the screen using a slingshot? The iPad 2 starts at $499 in the Apple store.

6. GPS

I didn’t think this would make the list, but here it is. Personally, I don’t use the GPS if I know where I’m going. However, if you’re in a new location, the GPS might be more useful. There are many different settings on your GPS from voice pattern, route selection and the picture you want on your screen. Keep in mind if you choose the ‘less gas’ route, it may take you down many county roads. This is one reason I don’t like the GPS because I don’t like the sense of feeling lost. They vary by store and model, but most of them are over $100.

7. Radar detector

I had to put this on my list for a specific reason. This for all of you reading my article that tailgate, swerve around or don’t signal around me. In addition, this is for those drivers who think they can go 80 in a 65. I may stepping out of my comfort zone here, but slow the heck down! I don’t need one in my car because I obey the traffic laws; it’s you I worry about making it home in one piece. These also vary in price, but I have seen them at Best Buy for around $150 or more. They may be a great gift if you find the need for speed.

8. iPod or XM Radio

Whatever your pleasure for listening to music, both of these will offer commercial-free listening. There are differences, however. The iPod is only your music and some of your passengers may not agree with your style of music. In contrast, XM Radio has every genre of music with too many of stations to choose from. If you don’t like one station, there is always another waiting to be tried by the listeners. Both these options are going to make your road trip (or plane ride) much more enjoyable for the whole family.

9. Laptop

A laptop is an easy way to pass the time during a long flight or a boring road trip. Some planes and cars have places where laptops can plug in their chargers so they don’t lose their energy. While you may not have the availability of a wifi connection, there is still other applications you can browse on your computer. For instance, you play games on your computer. Many people carry an external hard drive with them when they travel. If you’re one of these travelers, then you can keep working on projects while you’re traveling. In addition, you can watch movies on your computer.

10. Travel Mug

A travel mug is essential for business travellers. Getting the best coffee mugs to keep coffee hot will save you time in buying coffees from shops and instead lets you brew your own at home.

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UE ROLL 2 Volcano Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker Review

There are many advantages of owning portable Bluetooth speakers. The best thing is that you can connect them to various Bluetooth devices and enjoy good music on the go. A must-have quality of such speakers is an amazing sound. However, speakers that do not have a large frequency range, support various devices, or have a long battery life are not usable for a long time. One device that has all these features is the UE ROLL 2 Volcano Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker.

Design and Features

Beginning the UE ROLL 2 Volcano Wireless Portable Bluetooth Speaker review, these portable speakers are delicately designed with a powerful sound. The maximum sound level of these speakers is 85 dBA. You can quickly connect them to your cell phone, laptop, or any other device that comes with Bluetooth connectivity. The frequency range of the speakers varies from 108 Hz to 20 kHz, which ensures that you get the best sound at a range of frequencies. The drivers included consist of two 3/4-inch tweeters and one 2-inch driver. One of the best parts about the speakers is that they are waterproof and IPX7 rated. Even if you keep the speakers under water for thirty minutes, you will notice that they will still be able to operate just as well.

They also support 3.5mm audio output so that you have a wider range of devices that can be connected to the speakers. There is a possibility of connecting the devices with up to 8 different Bluetooth supporting devices. It also allows you to connect two devices simultaneously. Even if you are 65 feet away from the speakers, it will remain connected to the Bluetooth and stream audio smoothly.

The speakers are rechargeable; simply plug them into a socket and recharge for a few hours, 5.5 hours to be exact, and you will have a full battery that lasts for at least nine hours. You can also charge the speakers with a USB charger. The battery life is dependent on the environmental conditions around you.

Performance and Quality

Do not be fooled by the size of these speakers as their sound is the exact opposite of it. These speakers are made up of top quality material that allows usage for an extended period. They are highly durable, which means that they will not break easily. The sound quality of the speakers is superb, and the connectivity does not get interrupted even if you are a long way apart. The speakers are compact and can easily be carried anywhere. They have been given a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars and are reviewed as one of the best portable speakers you can purchase.

Pros

  • Comes with a headphone jack as well
  • You can simply connect it to your Bluetooth device
  • UE speakers can be linked to each other
  • Arrives in a variety of colors
  • Has a broad range of frequencies
  • Has an attachable bungee

Cons

  • Cannot be connected to devices that do not support Bluetooth
  • Takes a lot of time to recharge
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