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Enjoy Better Health Through A Hobby

A hobby is one of the most fulfilling ways to capture “me” time, enjoy better health, and have an abundance of social interaction. Everyone needs “me” time. Life for too many people can quickly become only career and family. While both are important to a satisfying life, we often leave little time for ourselves.

Here are some of the benefits that you gain from the enjoyment a hobby.

Watch Your Self-Esteem Grow

  • Self-esteem is a foundational block to healthy living and means having confidence in your own worth and abilities. Self-esteem equals self-respect and a good hobby is all about personal achievement.
  • A special pastime is something you can feel good about regardless of how others things are going. Becoming proficient in an activity done for pure pleasure builds personal confidence and we feel self-assured.
  • Also, we all need positive diversions in our busy lives and a special interest fits this bill. Finding a leisure pursuit that is fun to do and a rewarding way to spend me time alone or with others, if you choose.

Experience Better Health

  • Our health is important to us. Busy lives loaded with endless commitments, activities, and multitasking, generally have ample stress, too. Stress without release disturbs our physical and mental equilibrium.
  • A good way to relieve stress is to generate self-confidence and positive feelings. A lift to our mood increases calmness and nurtures our spirit. Stress relief has the added benefit of staving off burnout in all aspects of our life.
  • Beyond just the outlet for stress release, a hobby has been proven beneficial to physical health, too. Studies show that people who spend around 20-30 minutes each week in a hobby activity experience less fatigue and lower blood pressure. Fatigue, of course, not only attacks out physical conditioning but also our mental well-being
  • After a long week on the job, when we’re often worn down and we still have the weekend to make it through. Spending time in a hobby recharges our batteries. Engaging in a chosen activity provides a break from routine with a purpose, which helps conquer the feeling of just ‘sitting around’.

Capture Your Creative Self

  • I’ve always admired friends who have creative talents. A lot of creative abilities seem to come directly from the womb. Even though natural creativity is something that I wasn’t personally blessed with, I have discovered mine through a lifelong hobby.
  • As an amateur photography, I am able to be my own creative self. I may never become a top landscape, fashion, or portrait photographer, but from this creative outlet personal expression shines through with each photo I take.
  • Your own creative juices will germinate through your favorite pastime. What’s really great is that creativity is just limited to the visual or performance fields. Stamp collecting, sewing, tennis, or many more activities will offer a positive outlet for personal creativity.

Gain Social Interaction and Friends

  • Everyone with a special pastime activity will experience the rewards of meeting new people and acquiring new friends. Special interests always center around social interaction and support. No doubt, too, it is much easier to meet people and make friends when a common interest exists.
  • Increased meaning in your life, stress reduction, and positive self-worth are also part of social interaction. Social connections definitely go hand-in-hand with good health
  • Have you noticed that the benefits from hobbies have to do with enjoyment, confidence, creativity, and feeling positive.

Your hobby will lead to wonderful life experiences that you may never have imagined. If you don’t have a hobby, get one and you’ll be glad you did.

 

5 A Day – 5 Daily Habits That Could Keep You Happy

Many people have their routines and rituals each day. Sometimes they work for a lot of people and sometimes they work uniquely for an individual. Here are the essential “5 A Day”, daily habits that could keep you happy and healthy for the rest of your life:

1. Drink Water – Hydration is probably one of the most important factors when we think about health.

The British Nutrition Foundation recommends that women drink 1.6 litres of water per day and men drink 2 litres.

This needs to be increased if you are exercising or on a hot day, when your body is losing water through sweating to keep you cool. We can get hydration from most things we drink, but we get the greatest effect when we drink plain old water.

Although it’s not plain – water contains many minerals essential for health, such as calcium, magnesium and potassium.

We recommend that you drink bottled water only and not tap water, which contains many additives that can be detrimental to health such as chlorine and fluoride.

Most quality bottled waters show the mineral content on the label as well as the source, but some bottled waters do not and these are best avoided.

On the other side, you can be over hydrated and this can be as problematic and detrimental to your health as being dehydrated. T

he best indicator for hydration, is the color of your urine – if you are drinking sufficient water then it will be a pale yellow color; if you are dehydrated then it will be a dark mustard yellow; if you are drinking too much water then it will become almost clear.

Personally, I drink on average between 2 and 3 liters per day, sometimes a little more.

I start my day with a 500ml bottle of water, which is consumed within 10 minutes of waking up. This replaces the water lost overnight, whilst we are asleep, and wakes the body up.

This is followed by a mug (around 250ml) of hot water with a tablespoon of honey and a teaspoon of cinnamon in it, which those who have read my previous blogs will know has a range of benefits not least of which is thought to be regulation of the metabolism.

A little later on I will have a further mug of hot water with a slice of lemon and ginger in it. Great for the digestive system, it also helps clear the sinuses and therefore aids breathing. We are now up to a liter.

At this point I will usually go for a run (although not every day is the same) and when I return, I down a 500ml bottle of water – if I do not run then I do not have this 500ml.

Once showered me will then grab another mug of hot water with lemon and ginger, before heading off to do other work.

I drink another 500ml bottle of water whilst I am cooking dinner, and top it off with another during the evening – I don’t really drink tea, coffee or alcohol and do not drink processed drinks (fruit juices and fizzy drinks) at all.

I do also have a juice pretty much every day, but water from fruit and vegetables is additional to what you should be drinking every day – water from fruit and vegetables makes up 20% of your total water intake, the British Nutrition Foundation claims, so the other 80% is the water you drink.

If I am working, then I carry bottles of water in my car and will drink it whilst I am in my car, to ensure that I always stay hydrated as I do not always get a drink whilst at a booking.

Obviously what I have described in this section is an average day – some days I drink less and others maybe a little more.

I check my pH levels once a week and the color of my urine each time I go to the toilet and this allows me to ensure that I am not over or under hydrating my body, and also allows me to adjust my water intake as necessary to maintain a healthy level of hydration.

2. Exercise – Regular exercise is essential to maintaining health and happiness and just like hydration, you can over exercise and you can under exercise.

It is not healthy to exercise too much, unless you are an athlete and under the guidance of professional health monitoring.

Under exercising, is also detrimental to health and can result in all sorts of health issues, including diabetes and obesity which in extreme cases can lead to death.

The NHS recommends that in order to maintain health at a stable rate we should do 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise a week (that’s walking quickly or cycling) and strength exercises on two or more days a week (that is exercises that work all of your muscles, such as sit ups and press ups).

Swimming, circuit training and aerobics classes like Body Pump and Boxercise combine both of these in one activity.

Regular exercise will ensure that you burn off any excess calories that you may have consumed and may be sitting around waiting to turn into fat and also ensure that your organs continue to work healthily.

Regular exercise also helps you to maintain your strength and agility and can help you to improve your quality of life.

In addition to the physical health benefits, regular exercise also benefits your mental health – a simple 20-30 minute walk each day in the fresh air can make you a happier person, as you are outside taking in the sights and sounds, breathing in fresh air and having an opportunity to clear your mind.

Exercise is also known to make the body release hormones, called endorphins, such as oxytocin and serotonin otherwise known as “the feel good hormones” and this is why it is known to combat things like depression and stress.

The level of exercise stated by the NHS is what is required to maintain a “normal” state of health and body shape. If you want to lose weight or tone up your muscles then you need to do more than that, around double what is prescribed by the NHS.

I give credit for my physical and mental health to my exercise regime, especially my running – this is something I only started in January 2015, thanks to my Personal Trainer at the time, but has revolutionized both my physical and mental well being.

Currently, I do circuit training, in the form of a boot camp type class, on a Saturday and Wednesday at my local gym. These classes last for an hour and are an all body, all organ work out being both aerobic and strength training. I then also do a 40-50 minute run 3-4 times a week, after which I do strength exercises in the form of press ups, sit ups and triceps dips (at least).

Following this has improved my physical appearance, helped me lose weight and allowed me to grow my self-esteem and confidence.

This in turn has improved my mental health and happiness – I am now at a point where stress is very rare and if I do get stressed it is on a very low level and lasts a very short time; I have no worries, as running and exercise in general allow me to free my mind of the days worries and return afterwards with a fresh and clear mind; I am constantly positive and happy, regardless of situation – I feel great constantly and this means that negativity really cannot find a place to stay.

Keeping yourself in this place regularly and consistently is the way to ensure a positive, healthy and happy outlook.

Exercise is one of the most underused antidepressants known to man – go and do it today, you won’t regret it. Start simply (with a walk and some basic exercises) and work your way up.

You will feel unstoppable and when you feel that way, you are that way. You can achieve ANYTHING!!!

3. Eat Nuts – Yes, eat nuts.

Nuts are great for your health (especially the happiness center – the brain) and for your heart; they are jam packed full of nutrients and essential Omega fatty acids.

They are especially rich in Omega-3, Vitamin E, essential fibre and antioxidants, as well as unsaturated fats.

We aren’t talking about dry roasted, honey roasted or salted nuts but raw unprocessed nuts preferably straight from the shell. As most of us are not lucky enough to have nut trees growing in our gardens, the second best option is organic untreated nuts available in every supermarket.

I eat nuts daily, and if I want a real treat then I will mix them with a little dried fruit – cranberries, goji berries, sultanas, raisins, apricot pieces etc.

As little as 10 grams of nuts a day can be enough to lower your risk of heart disease and other illnesses, but people who eat a lot of nuts might have an even lower risk of mortality and developing chronic diseases, including respiratory disease, neuro-degenerative disease, diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

One 2010 study notes that “by virtue of their unique composition, nuts are likely to beneficially impact health outcomes.

Epidemiological studies have associated nut consumption with a reduced incidence of coronary heart disease and gallstones in both genders and diabetes in women,” and “studies consistently show that nut intake has a cholesterol-lowering effect.”

Nuts taste great too and different nuts have different effects, for instance almonds are calcium rich and therefore if you avoid dairy (as I do) then these can be a great way to get your required daily intake, the skins of whole almonds also contain heart-protecting flavonoids; brazils are selenium rich, great for a healthy immune system and to aid thyroid function (just 3 or 4 brazils a day is enough to get all of the selenium you need); walnuts are what I call the “happy nut” and have been shown to help in cases of mild depression, they are also rich in antioxidants so are useful in the fight against cancer as we as having heart healing and cholesterol lowering properties.

4. Eat Chocolate

Can being healthy and happy really get any better?!

If you like your milk chocolate, then I’m sorry.

We are talking PLAIN chocolate ONLY I’m afraid – the darker (higher percentage cocoa content) the better.

Also we are not going to be gorging on it – everything in moderation (a 100g bar of dark chocolate = 600 calories)!

It has to be the best health supplement around! I find that I look forward to my little bit of chocolate every day (I favour Green & Blacks), trouble is sometimes I forget to have it and I can’t, make up for it the next day.

There are a few proven health benefits to eating dark chocolate:

  • • It’s nutritious – loaded with minerals (iron, copper, magnesium and manganese mainly) and has a high soluble fibre content (around 10% of it is soluble fibre)
  • • It is rich in antioxidants (polyphenols, flavanols and catechins) which fight disease causing free radicals. When tested, cacao and dark chocolate were shown to have more antioxidants than fruits such as blueberries and acai berries
  • • It may improve blood flow and lower blood pressure mildly – all great for feeling happier as well as being great for the health of your heart and arteries
  • • It lowers bad cholesterol levels in the blood
  • • Due to the above, it can help to lower the risk of cardiovascular disease
  • • Can improve blood flow to the skin and protect it against sun induced damage
  • • The flavonols in dark chocolate are shown to increase blood flow to the brain, thus improving brain function and capacity, in the short term
  • • Increases happiness – some of the naturally occurring chemicals in dark chocolate, combine with our own naturally present endorphins (like serotonin and dopamine) to produce feelings of euphoria and excitement (similar to falling in love) when we eat it and our bodies process it
  • Recommended “dose” – 3 squares (15-20g) per day. You can split it over the course of the day, taking one square 3 times a day, or take it all at once. I tend to take my dosage at once in the late evening, VERY slowly and deliberately. [Exceeding this dosage is greedy and could lead to you putting on weight! So as tempting as it is, please do not do it.]

DO NOT substitute dark chocolate with milk chocolate, because you do not like dark chocolate – milk chocolate is a completely different animal and contains higher levels of fat and sugar than dark chocolate.

The cocoa content in milk chocolate is drastically lower and therefore so are the essential health providing ingredients that we find in high content dark chocolate. I.e. – Milk chocolate is NOT a healthy option.

5. Meditate

Last but by no means least, meditation.

Some people combine this with deep breathing or yoga or both for a more intense experience.

Meditation is a deep form of relaxation, and Harvard scientists have completed a study which showed that long term practitioners of such techniques had far more “disease fighting genes” that were active compared to those who did not practice them at all.

f you are not a “long term practitioner” then do not fear – the scientists found that when the control group (who had never practiced such techniques) began to practice deep relaxation methods, “After two months, their bodies began to change: the genes that help fight inflammation, kill diseased cells and protect the body from cancer all began to switch on.” So basically it’s never too late to start!

Health benefits of meditation and deep relaxation include: increased immunity; emotional balance; increased fertility; relief from IBS; lowers blood pressure; anti-inflammatory properties; calmness; with all of these comes an increased sense of inner peace and when we find inner peace we find true consistent happiness.

I meditate for at least 10-15 minutes a day – that’s right it doesn’t have to be a long time – sometimes a lot lot longer.

If you are new to meditation, then I would recommend you find guided meditations via YouTube(there are plenty of them to choose from), take yourself away from everything where there are no distractions, press play, close your eyes, relax and prepare to feel transformed.

There you have it, my 5 a day… 5 daily habits that could keep you happy and healthy. I know that since I combined these 5 and started to practice them daily, I have never been in a better place, both mentally and physically.

My life has been transformed and I hope that yours will be too.

Being Fit Is Good For Business

There are now thousands of studies that focus on wellness, extolling the benefits of regular exercise, a healthy diet, adequate sleep and supportive personal relationships.

Over the past 20 years or so, psychologists and other social scientists have learned that regular exercise does much more than improve our physical beings.

Exercise impacts the way we think.

Statistically significant cognitive benefits of regular exercise include:

  • Improved concentration
  • Enhanced creativity
  • Faster learning
  • Sharper memory
  • Greater mental stamina
  • Lower stress

Regular exercise (defined here as three or four 45-minute gym workouts, one mile swims, or two-mile runs each week) has also been shown to boost self-confidence and cause our central nervous systems to produce endorphins and serotonin, chemicals that are natural mood elevators.

Exercise helps us to think more effectively, work more efficiently and feel happier, more confident and less stressed.

Surprisingly, the time of day that we exercise matters and according to researchers, daytime is best.

A 2008 study revealed that exercising during work hours (or before the work day) improves the ability to manage time; increases one’s productivity; improves our interactions with colleagues; and leaves us still feeling good as we head home at the end of the day.

That said, let’s add self-discipline to the list of exercise benefits.

Early morning exercisers know that it takes steely determination to pull oneself out of bed and head out to the gym on a dark and freezing winter morning, but the payoff is huge.

Your workout will be completed before the events of the day have a chance to derail your schedule and you’ll come to love the energy blast that early morning exercise gives you.

What a feeling of accomplishment you’ll have as you exit your fitness center just after 8:00 AM, showered and dressed and ready to take on the day! I do exactly that four mornings each week (and at 9:00 AM on Saturdays).

Regular exercise benefits everyone and may be especially rewarding for Entrepreneurs and Solopreneurs. For us, achieving and maintaining mental and physical stamina are a must. Researchers offer a few suggestions that will support those of you who are about to introduce fitness into your lives:

  • Find a physical activity that you like, because you will not continue otherwise.
  • Get a trainer and/or take fitness classes. Commit to learning how to work out in a way that maximizes the benefits and minimizes the risk of injury.
  • Get social. Talk to people and make friends at your gym.
  • Join a team if you like team sports. You will be compelled to practice (exercise) and play (more exercise).

I offer you two more suggestions, based on many years of gym membership:

  • Join a gym that is convenient to your home or office, to make it easy for you to get there.
  • Early morning is probably the most convenient time to exercise.
  • Develop your early morning exercise routine in spring time, when mornings are brighter and waking up will be easier.

 

Camera Design Service Vendors Gearing Up for a New Phase With New Standards

Not many companies are well versed with camera designs and their tweaks and hence few players are moving towards custom development of board cameras and smart vision sensors based on different processors. Also with the advent of several cameras and camera architectures, companies now have a strong base to build new products.

Some companies can design cameras to customer requirements in short timelines too.

The Challenges

Companies usually face the challenge of meeting hardware and software design specifications of the camera.

High definition images might have to be clicked at regular intervals, sometimes in a fraction of a second! Some companies now opt for drones that would house several cameras, and then try to stitch and synchronize the images simultaneously, so that the shots can be taken from all possible angles.

Also the core challenge here is to reduce the camera size since the product needs to be a marketable product that also needs to be considerably affordable.

For such a camera design, companies strike a balance with its hardware design, PCB design, Bootloader porting, and the efforts expended on Device drive modification, Camera app development and Testing procedures.

The need for integrated camera solutions

Integrated camera solutions with small, lightweight, and inexpensive 5 Megapixel camera with an adequate CMOS sensor is in great demand in the market. These solutions include the snapshot mode and the continuous mode at various resolutions. The MiniSD card works for local storage for such cameras.

The solution also includes an external trigger for Camera synchronization, instinctive photo captures, and the like.

Such companies offer independent camera design offerings including

• Prototype development

• Complete board design and Mechanical design

• uBoot and Kernel changes

• Porting on new hardware

• Production support

• CMOS and CCD sensor integration

• Monochrome, Color, and near IR development

• Embedded processor development including FPGA and ARM processors

• Standard/ Custom mounting options

• Robust enclosures suitable for industrial camera use

• Integrated LED lighting

Types of Cameras for Different Applications

• 3 megapixel Cameras with color and monochrome sensors

• 2K Line Scan Camera compliant with DCAM standard

• VGA cameras with onboard DSP

• Line-scan sensor integrated with DSP

• A PTZ (Pan-Tilt-Zoom) High Definition 720p or 1080p 30fps conferencing camera with autofocus

• Linescan camera setup with onboard image processing

Custom cameras are developed for integrate the required sensor, optics or mounts. These cameras also include autofocus feature, lighting setup, enclosure material based on the environment, ruggedness to shocks and vibrations, and adherence to several safety and regulatory compliances.

Benefits offered by integrated cameras and their design proposed by the best vendors

• Reduced time for development: The company’s experience in designing imaging products and solutions is crucial and hence becomes the differentiating factor in the faster process execution of design and building cameras.

• Reduced cost: The platform based development model reduces the cost of development of camera products considerably. Nowadays offshore companies can even lower the cost of development especially if they are developed from scratch.

• Application Support: Support at the application level is crucial especially in context with image processing algorithm development. Years of expertise and experience in imaging and image processing boil down to the efficiency rendered during support. Also a company with resources who have previous system integration experience would relate with customer needs and pain points too.

• Integrated Solutions: Companies who are certified for CE, FCC, and UL will always strive to get the prototype ready based on the design in terms of ingress, temperature, and other specifications.

 

What Is Cloud Computing and Why You Should Use Cloud Computing

What Is Cloud Computing and Why You Should Use Cloud Computing

As businesses expand, they begin to experience some really difficult and expensive information technology (IT) challenges. Maintenance of hardware and software facilities can be a pain in the neck with traditional business computing systems. Cloud technologies and services present a smart, user-friendly solution. It’s also cheaper than traditional systems and increases the productivity and workflow of the business.

Cloud computing, by definition, is technology that makes use of the internet and servers centralized in remote data centers to store and maintain data and applications. So, Cloud technology makes computing more efficient by centralizing the storage of data, processing, and bandwidth.

Cloud services and products also allow users to make use of applications and software without installing the application on their personal computers or mobile devices. Users can access their personal files and documents by using any computer or device with internet access. The costs in effort and money spent on maintaining an in-house IT infrastructure is are gradually being replaced with Cloud-based infrastructure. While Cloud-based services are perfect for large enterprises, they’ve also proven ideal for small and medium-sized businesses.

Private Cloud or Public Cloud

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)- Examples of SaaS include SalesForce, Microsoft Office 365, Dropbox, Gmail, and so on. With these services, just login with your credentials and get full access to the application and your previously stored information. With SaaS services, you can access your information anytime, anywhere, as long as you have internet access.

Private Cloud-The term “Cloud computing” or “the Cloud” also includes the utilization of outsourced hosting environments for remote data and file storage. Primarily, there are two cloud hosting scenarios that should be considered. These are shared, virtual servers, or dedicated, private Cloud servers. A private Cloud consists of servers that are dedicated to your company and data. Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services are the largest providers of Cloud hosting solutions.

Why You Should Use the Cloud

Money savings-Cloud computing saves you substantial amount of money, the cost of Cloud computing is much more flexible than traditional methods. If there is need to pay for any service, you only need to pay for the services that you are using.

Disaster Recovery-With Cloud computing, it’s very easy to recover any file as long as they are backed up on the Cloud. So, if your physical devices malfunction, or are lost or stolen, your data is still safe and easily recoverable.

Work anywhere-Cloud computing enables you to access your files from anywhere as long as you’re connected to the internet. Many Cloud services also offer mobile apps so you can have access to your files irrespective of the device you are using.

Reduce Hardware-The use of Cloud computing reduces the amount of hardware used and the size of data centers. Some organizations eliminate physical data storage completely by operating their business totally on the Cloud.

Improved Collaboration- Cloud computing improves collaboration by allowing groups to meet virtually. You can view and edit shared documents and material with controlled access. This ability reduces the time spent to market and increase product development and customer service.

The Many Gadgets Available To Compliment Both Him And Her

There are quite literally thousands upon thousands of cool gadgets out there for you to buy and use in your everyday life that will make tasks in your daily life more simpler.

Although most of these products are really gadgets that cater mainly towards men. There are quite a number of gadgets that are aimed particularly at women also. Of course most gadgets that are available offer something for both men and women to use.

Nearly every single area of your existence involves you using any one of these electronic gadgets which can conveniently be purchased from the local gadget shop. You will see advertising every day for the latest gadgets which will wow you with the coolest gadgets available for you to purchase. A whole array of awesome gadgets are just a credit card transaction away and you can get your hands on some of the coolest tech gadgets around.

Men tend to go for those geeky gadgets whether they be the latest gaming gadgets or those must have car gadgets, there really is some cool gadgets for men. The amount of boy gadgets out there are astonishing and you can find electronic gadgets that will suit all occasions for example camping gadgets or maybe some kind of beer gadgets.

All this men talk doesn’t mean there isn’t some amazing gadgets for women that particularly cater for the female persona. There are loads of kitchen gadgets that help with the cooking, washing up and the cleaning of clothes. You will find quite a few baby gadgets that will cater for mothers caring for their new born baby.

There are also lots of cool gadgets for kids whether they be gadgets for girls or gadgets for boys, many crazy gadgets have been made available to help keep your kids entertained for hours. Your pets are not without their fair share of gadgets either, there are plenty of dog gadgets out there and can be some of the funniest gadgets around.

Gadgets for Him

As mentioned before there are more than enough men’s gadgets out there that can cater purely for the tastes of men (even though women will tend to use them also) and there really are some cool gadgets for guys out there. Boys gadgets are also available and can give a youngster hours of entertainment and in some cases pretty decent outdoor gadgets also.

Car Gadgets

There are lots of cool car gadgets for men to furnish their cars with and these can range from weird gadgets like the Alcosense breathalyser which helps to determine whether you fit enough to drive after a little drink to a premium Satnav that aids in navigation when going on days out in the car giving all the latest traffic reports and road information. Most cars nowadays have some sort of keychain gadgets that locks and unlocks a car through central locking at a press of a button. Even motorcycles get their own gadgets with a whole range of digital speedometers to coolly look at how fast you are going, Bluetooth motorcycle helmet interphones to use your mobile phone whilst riding your motorbike or LED spotlights which help you see when riding around on the those long dark nights.

Gaming Gadgets

The gaming gadgets are some of the real must have gadgets for men and offer up some of the most geek gadgets you can possibly find. Some of these can be gaming controllers for consoles to help with furious game play. And can even be the gaming consoles themselves such as the PlayStation 4, Xbox One or Wii U for example. There are even handheld gaming gadgets that allow players to enjoy their games while on the move such as the PS Vita or a 3DS.

There are also computer gadgets such as gaming headsets for chatting while playing online multiplayer games such as Halo or Call of Duty. You can also get gaming keyboards and mice to help give those game playing experiences a more professional appeal. Other PC gadgets include surround sound speakers, flight joysticks for flying games and even USB gadgets such as external storage devices and hubs to conveniently connect other devices to the personal computer or laptop.

You even get a whole host of Wi-Fi gadgets for your PC or laptop such a wireless keyboards and mice or wireless speakers. The internet can be connected wireless with a broadband router which also allows other computers in the building to communicate and share files with each other.

Garden Gadgets

Not all gadgets have to be some kind of electronic gadget for them to be entered into the category gadget. There quite a number of garden gadgets that you wouldn’t really think were gadgets such as a bird feeder or wheelbarrow, but these are very handy gadgets to own when out gardening. Of cause the garden has its fair share of great gadgets including lawnmowers for cutting the lawn, hedge trimmers to create stylish hedges to impress the neighbours, water sprinklers to keep the lawn and vegetable patch adequately watered or some kind of solar lighting that lights up the night sky when enjoying the garden at dusk. There are also grill gadgets available that will make any barbecuing event run smoothly and without a hitch.

Camping Gadgets

Yes there are even gadgets available when you take a much needed break and decide to live under a piece of canvas for a week or two in the countryside. Must have gadgets such as a camping stove or mini grill are useful gadgets to have when preparing food in the open air. People can’t be without their mobile gadgets even when on vacation and so a portable battery pack for recharging power will come in handy. Even a whistle key finder can be useful especially when walking around in camping sites where the chance of losing your car or house keys are greatly increased.

Fishing Gadgets

Even the peaceful pass-time of fishing has its use of gadgets to help land those prized specimens of fish. Bite alarms have allowed anglers to fish with more than one rod and you can quite often see fisherman with two or three rods sitting on rod rests with bite alarms fitted. There are even fish finders to help anglers find the location of fish underwater, especially when they are boat fishing on the large lake somewhere. Fishing has all kinds of clever gadgets for helping to dislodge hooks from fish or actually help land those much bigger specimens and these fishing gadgets come in all sorts of wonderful shapes and sizes.

Flying gadgets

Now these are some of the latest technology gadgets and can be enjoyed by anyone, although men and boys tend to favour these gadgets the most. These really are cool gadgets to buy and can be some of the most expensive gadgets around. The futuristic gadgets include radio controlled helicopters, biplanes, blimps and more bizarrely flying saucers. These pieces of kits are amongst the most enjoyable and best gadgets for anyone to have in their gadget collection. Although learning to fly these sorts of gadgetry has a steep learning curve and only really suit the extreme hobbyist who has time to practice with these modern gadgets.

Gadgets for Her

The range of gadgets for her is considerably smaller than it is for men, but both girls and women enjoy using the same types of gadgets that men and boys do. Many gadgets for females centre on household gadgets such as the various kitchen gadgets that are available. I don’t want to pigeon hole woman as the stereotypical homemaker because a lot of new age men do house chores as well. But the majority of women still tend do the majority of the housework and so these types of kitchen gadget are mainly aimed at them. Many gadgets for girls are also being enjoyed by boys so a lot of these gadget categories do cross over.

Kitchen Gadgets

The devices you find around the average kitchen are some of the most unique gadgets invented, and are the most popular home gadgets that people add to the collection of kitchen technology. Doing household chores has become a whole lot easier thanks to many of the wonderful gadgets. Be it washing the dishes with a top of the range dishwasher, cleaning the wooden or marbled floor with a steam mop or even washing and drying clothes with a washing machine and dryer combo there really are some cool kitchen gadgets.

When preparing and cooking food there is a whole range of cooking gadgets to help with this time consuming task, such as food mixers to neatly chop food down to suitable size for cooking, steam cookers so meat and vegetables can be cooked slowly and gives them a more tasty and melt in the mouth texture. Bread toasters are a convenient way to make some toast for breakfast or a quick snack during the day and can even toast crumpets that are equally delicious.

Microwaves have made cooking food much quicker and convenient though the types of food cooked in microwaves tend not to be of a very healthy quality. An even more unhealthy option for a kitchen gadget would be a steam deep fat fryers that allows you to cook chips or chicken drumsticks and food of that type. A healthier option is to use a Smoothie maker to mix fresh fruit or vegetable drinks to give your body that much vitamin and mineral boost.

You really can find some unique kitchen gadgets in most standard kitchens and can even find the odd unusual kitchen gadget such as the electronic tin opener. The various coffee gadgets available can also help you make the perfect cup of coffee when needed. There are many must have kitchen gadgets and no modern kitchen can do without them. Imagine how hectic and inconvenient life would be if you didn’t have the time saving devices around the home, that leads to healthy work and life balance most people enjoy today.

Baby Gadgets

Although there isn’t a great deal of gadgets for babies there are still a few that mothers find useful when nurturing their new born. Baby monitors are the kind of gadgets that have become invaluable to mothers, with the ability to hear everything the baby is doing while being in another room of the house. Mobiles are a fun gadget that keeps a baby both calm and entertained for hours while they are lying in their cot.

Night lights are another gadget that are useful with babies especially when having to get up in the middle of the night to feed or change the baby. Baby car seats are another useful gadget to have thanks to them helping to keep the baby safe and secure in the car while travelling to the shop or the nursery. Even electronic learning games are some useful baby gadgets that help to educate your baby with entertaining sounds and things to touch and rattle with their hands.

Gadgets Galore

There really are tonnes and tonnes of gadgets available to buy in the marketplace and no matter what you are currently doing in your life, there will always be some kind of cool gadget to help make your task a simpler one. Whether it be bathroom gadgets, camera gadgets, fitness gadgets, music gadgets, office gadgets or even party gadgets you are going to find some kind of gadget tech that suits your needs.

One thing you can assure with any gadget is that once it is part of your life it will most certainly be the part of someone else’s life. Take for instance the phone gadgets that are now available and literally littering the planet. These mobile gadgets at the start of this century were simple monochrome phone and texting devices.

Now they are Smartphone’s that have the ability to not only make phone calls and text messages, but also have the ability to play games, take photos, store and play music, and connect to the internet through a 4G connection. Who in this modern world could now ever live without their mobile gadget? These gadgets hold everybody’s important social contacts, photos, music and personal details and the owner would certainly be lost without this technology.

Not all gadgets have to be completely functional in everyday life. In fact some gadgets can be used for special occasions such as the many Christmas gadgets or party gadgets enjoyed at various times of the year. Some gadgets can even be for decoration or to show a particular dedication to a personal such as Star Wars gadgets like the light sabre, which any avid Star Wars fan would love to own.

I for one really love getting my hands on the newest gadgets and just love to scour the internet to buy my gadgets online. I like reading about not only the latest technology gadgets but also news on future gadgets and relish seeing which upcoming gadgets I will be interested in purchasing.

Gadget Insurance

Now with this talk of owning all these amazing gadgets I have to write about the security of those aforementioned gadgets. All this gadget technology is quite an expensive part of consumer purchasing and having some kind of insurance on these gadgets can be very beneficial. Take for instance owning the iPhone and imagine if you lost or damaged this device, the cost of replacing this device would be expensive.

This is where gadget insurance can be helpful when wanting to insure an expensive mobile phone for accidental damage, losing the device somewhere, liquid damage when taking it outside and even in the event of theft. Lots of these Gadget insurance companies have appeared online and offer a wide range of cover for a modest monthly fee.