Featured Tech Toy – Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball

October 25, 2014

If you have never used a trackball before you do not know what you are missing. Probably the best way to describe a trackball is that it is a stationary mouse (no mouse to move around) with a ball that you use your thumb to navigate (or roll the ball) to perform your on screen point and click operations.

Compared with a mouse, a trackball has no limits on effective travel; at times, a mouse can reach an edge of its working area while the operator still wishes to move the screen pointer farther. With a trackball, the operator just continues rolling, whereas a mouse would have to be lifted and re-positioned. Some trackballs, such as Logitech’s optical-pickoff types, have notably low friction, as well as being dense (glass), so they can be spun to make them coast. The trackball’s buttons may be situated to that of a mouse or to a unique style that suits the user… source: Wikipedia

Looking at the trackball options out there, the best-of-the-best, in my opinion and based on customer reviews in the Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball. If we look at this at What’s On My PC @ Amazon (at the time of this writing), there were over 4105 reviews submitted giving the Logitech M570 a near 5 star rating. I personally am looking at this trackball to prevent injury to my wrist and to use it as a media center device. Another plus to the trackball, is if you have limited desk space, the trackball is the way to go because you do not move it, and it only takes up the space where you position it (plus, no mouse pad is required).

Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball

Logitech Wireless Trackball M570

Features

  • Trackball comfort: Sculpted shape supports your hand and stays in one place?move the cursor without moving your arm
  • Logitech Unifying receiver: Connect up to six compatible wireless devices with one tiny receiver that stays in your laptop
  • Long battery life: Go for up to 18 months without changing the included AA battery* (* Battery life may vary based on user and computing conditions. )
  • Smooth cursor control anywhere: Precision laser tracking on your desk, couch, bed or almost any other surface
  • For Windows or Mac OS: Control your laptop, desktop computer or home theater PC wirelessly from up to 30 ft. away** (** Actual wireless range will vary with use, settings and environmental conditions. )
  • Compact footprint: perfect for tight workspaces and busy desks.
  • Logitech Advanced 2.4 GHz wireless
  • Logitech Unifying technology: Easily connect up to six compatible wireless devices?keyboards, number pads or mice?without the hassle of multiple receivers filling up your USB ports.
  • Trackball comfort, Time-tested shape
  • Wireless freedom: Control laptop, desktop computer or home theater PC from up to 30 feet (10 meters) away.

 


Add PDFescape To Your Arsenal Of Online Apps

October 25, 2014

PDFescape is a full featured online PDF editor and form filler that gives you the ability to Annotate PDF Documents, Create New PDF Forms, Edit PDF Files, Fill Out PDF Forms, Password Protect PDF Content, Share PDF Documents, Save & Print PDF Files and View PDF Files Online.

PDFescape

There are two features that jump out at me that I really like.  One is the ability to upload a form and fill it out (or modify the form for others to fill out); AND, two, you can upload a multiple page PDF file and move (or delete) pages.


Air Explorer – A Windows Based Software Application To Manage Your Online File Storage

October 22, 2014

Typically when we sign up for online file storage we are often given option to download software that will allow you to sync files locally with the online account. The problem with that, as in my case, I have multiple online accounts with multiple providers and do not want to burden down my computer with numerous software installs from these different providers.

To remedy this issue and to give full control in the management of your files in the cloud, at multiple (popular) providers, check out Air Explorer.

Air Explorer

Air Explorer is a Windows based program that appears to be relatively new (at least to me) that has the ability to connect to multiple online cloud servers. Air Explorer currently supports OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, Dropbox, Mega, Copy, Mediafire, Yandex, and WebDAV. When I tested Air Explorer it effortlessly connected to each of my online accounts and appeared to be quite fast.

Air Explorer Interface

What I like about the Air Explorer concept is that I can centrally and directly manage (move, copy, delete, share) my files and can even copy files from one provider to another provider. Air Explorer provides a dual paned interface that gives you the ability to easily perform the various file operations.

Features:

Optionally Air Explorer can encrypt your files when you upload them to the cloud

Sets up multiple accounts from the same server

You can synchronize folders between any cloud or your computer

Copy/Paste between cloud servers

Pause and continue uploads and downloads

Air Exlorer can share files

Centralize search of your files across all the clouds


A Really Nice Looking Android Music Player With 5 Band Equalizer

October 22, 2014

I don’t know what it is, but as long as I have been working with software (and now apps), if it looks good, I like it. The Dub Music Player + Equalizer is no exception. Instead of the flat look that developers are working toward, Dub Music Player + Equalizer has a simple, effective and real-like interface that sports an awesome looking vue meter. I am not into playlists and I like the idea with this player I can select a folder of music and it will play the contents of the folder.

Dub Music Player + Equalizer

Enjoy your music in a new way. 

Perfectly balanced Dub Music Player, will meet your need for a clean and high quality sound, with built-in 5 band equalizer, that has a predefined presets, which directly change the sound quality by genre:

√ Hip Hop
√ Rock
√ Dance
√ Pop
√ Latin
√ Metal
√ Classical
√ Flat
√ Normal

You can also save your custom preset. Bass Boost and Virtualizer effects will further amplify and enrich the sound on your Android devices.

Features:

√ Simple and effective interface, faithfully showing visualization of your music played.
√ Browse and play music by songs, artists, albums, playlists, folders and genres
√ 5 bands Equalizer
√ 9 predefined presets, with the ability to save custom presets
√ Bass boost and Virtualizer audio effect
√ Media volume control
√ Home screen widget
√ Lock screen widget
√ Supports headset / Bluetooth controls.


My What’s On My PC @ Amazon Store

October 21, 2014

Many of the tech products I feature here on the blog I often use Amazon as a research point. Amazon does not necessarily always have the best pricing point, but it does have (in my opinion) one of the best customer review and ratings section.

As a result of my passion for technology products I have put together, for the reader’s of this blog, an Amazon Affiliates Store (called What’s On My PC @ Amazon) that specifically features technology related products that can serve as a launching point for any tech products you may be looking for and wanting to learn more about. You can also launch the store by clicking on the “Tech Toys” menu tab at the top of the blog.

What is really cool about this site is that it is directly tied into Amazon; but, much of the distractions you normally see have been eliminated so that you focus more on what you are looking for. Also, definitely use the search box (at the top left of the page) to narrow down what you are looking for AND if you need to go to directly to Amazon, click on the “Powered by Amazon” logo.

Visit What’s On My PC @ Amazon Store

What's On My PC @ Amazon


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A Large Collection of Playable AND Printable Word Search Games

October 21, 2014

Word Search Puzzles are a great way to relax, to exercise the mind and to learn new words. I happened, just by chance, to come across a very nice online word search site (called WordSearch1.com) that I thought was worth sharing with my readers.

What I particularly like about WordSearch1 is that you can go to a full screen mode where there are no distracting advertisements. All puzzles are printable and you can even create your own puzzles (which makes this a great tool for educators).

WordSearch1.com

WordSearch1.com has a large collection of pritable word search games. The front page will randomly generate a word search from a dictionary of words. Check out the definitions of those words by hovering over the word on the left side of the game screen. My randomly generated word search puzzles are a great way to learn new dictionary words. All words are Scrabble legal, so use them to improve your play in Scrabble, Words With Friends or Lexulous.


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