Monday, 29 May 2017

Microsoft Sidewinder X8 Wireless Gaming Mouse Review

Today we will be looking at another gaming mouse from a huge giant company everyone knows and loves. This is the Microsoft Sidewinder X8 wireless gaming mouse. The wireless operates at 2.4GHz so if you have certain devices in your house that use this frequency, such as your cordless phone, then this mouse is not for you.
It has a 4000 DPI engine with Play-n-Charge and it runs at 13K frames per second. What this means is that the little camera at the bottom is taking a picture of the surface thirteen thousand times every second to provide you with a smoother and more accurate control of movement and thus better performance. There is a maximum acceleration of 75g, a maximum speed of 120 inches per second, and 30 hours of wireless functionality. That amount of time is pretty good because even the most hardcore World of Warcraft RAID player is probably not going to be playing for 30 hours straight.

On the top of the mouse itself, behind the silver wheel, there are three black buttons down the middle. On the left side there are two back and forward silver buttons which is kind of unique and useful because, usually, you would see these buttons in a horizontal orientation but on the Sidewinder, they’re in a vertical orientation in a sort of rocking toggle style. In front of those buttons is another black button. It is nice to see more buttons on the left because while some mice go overboard with the buttons, the Sidewinder places them very well without interfering with your fingers reaching other buttons. The top half of the mouse looks like some sort of cap that can be removed but it certainly cannot.

On the right there seems to be some sort of ergonomic groove for your pinkie. It seems like the way this mouse was intended to be used is with your pinkie resting on this groove because if you try to hold it in the traditional way you would other mice, it would be kind of uncomfortable. This is because it leaves a lot of space beneath your palm in respect to the surface. The bottom features a silver colored coating that seems to make the mouse look like a race car with the fins at the rear end of the mouse. There are four black non-sticking feet to each corner and a power switch on the right side of the mouse. In the middle of the bottom is a black cover where the blue track technology is housed. The Sidewinder X8 uses a blue laser and not the traditional red laser thus making it theoretically better in tracking performance. The black cover also conceals where you would place the AA battery.

Accessories included with the X8 would include a rechargeable nickel metal hydride AA battery that can be charged with the included black round cylindrical base from USB power. This base also allows the mouse to perform in wired mode as another cord from the base can be used to connect to the mouse itself. The head of this cord snaps magnetically on to the front of the mouse making it a very cool feature.

Friday, 26 May 2017

Best Gift Appliance for Christmas: Rival Steam Rice Cooker

Cooking rice for a meal is an absolute nightmare if you try to do it on the stove in a saucepan. When dinner is cooking all items must be timed to be hot and ready at the same time. This is not an easy task. Over the years you will be better at it but occasional errors in timing are inevitable. This is a shame because it is too time consuming to make more rice while the rest of your dinner gets ruined waiting.
Checking the rice in a saucepan even once lets the steam out and changes when your rice will be ready and perfect. Then repeated checking alters it further. If you forget to put the rice in the minute the water is boiling some of the water will boil away and your measurement will be off. If you have other issues as you get your meal together your rice pan can sit quietly on the stove and burn.

For these reasons alone many people neglect to prepare good rice. Instead they serve minute rice. Using a rice cooker is EASIER than preparing minute rice. The good flavor of perfectly cooked real rice will win you over the first time you make it.

There are a lot of Rice Cookers out there, but here are five top reasons to choose a Rival Steam Rice Cooker.

1. Size

The Rival Steam Rice Cooker is one of the smallest models. It prepares up to six cups of rice. There are few meals that would require more rice than this for the average family. The smaller cooker requires less room on the counter when space is at a premium during meal preparation. It is easy to move from cupboard to counter because it is so light weight.

2. Easy Directions

There is nothing complicated about a Rival Steam Rice Cooker. It is a one button operation. You push the single lever at the bottom to cook. You cannot make a mistake.

3. It is Self Timing

You measure the correct amount of rice and add it to the measured water, place the lid on it and press the lever to “Cook”. It will turn off by itself when it’s done. It automatically flips to “Warm” and the rice will stay hot and perfectly cooked for more than an hour.

4. It is a Steamer

It is a steamer as well as a rice cooker, it steams any kind of food. Choose vegetables, fish or potatoes. It will even warm and freshen rolls and tortillas when lined with a cloth.

4. Easy Clean Up

You only need to wash the removable pan and the lid because it never overflows. The pan washes clean with a wipe or a soft brush. Set it back in the appliance and place it in your storage area.

5. Easy Storage

The small size makes it easy to store, even in a small cupboard. Choosing a specific storage spot to place your rice cooker is important. It will always be easily accessible with your few pieces together. Take it out, use it, put it away. It is as easy as pie.

Do not underestimate the value of this appliance. Over the years the cost of the poorly timed and ill prepared rice will more than pay for this inexpensive appliance. But more importantly, always having perfectly cooked rice without any effort is worth the cost.

The Rival Steam Rice Cooker is available for less than $25.00 in any department store. Choose it for the perfect Christmas gift this year!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Clearing My Way Through Zambian Safari

Zambia is well suited for first-timers on safari. Zambia is a very malarial nation. Zambia has quite obvious wet and dry seasons that have an enormous influence on game-viewing. Zambia also has its very own soft drink named Apple Max. An African safari doesn’t need to be tough to plan. Migrant birds have a tendency to begin arriving in August. Later, there’ll be dancing away from the Limulonga palace, but it needs to be mentioned that photography of the palace isn’t permitted.

Standard culture is extremely visible through colourful annual Zambian standard ceremonies. Tourism plays an important role in job creation and earns a true difference in the lives of several communities throughout Africa. Travel in big cities, along with the big game parks is generally safe during daylight hours. It is a brief detour off the GNR. It’s a lengthy journey, no matter how the coaches are extremely comfortable and their safety record is fantastic. Whether you’re travelling on land, water or air you’re going to want to get yourself the best travel pillow to help you sleep during your travels.

No American citizens are involved in serious automobile accidents. A visa ought to be obtained ahead of time. You can grab a regional SIM card for no more than 5,000K ($1). Other worldwide credit cards are usually an issue. Bank of Zambia delivers official exchange prices. Dollars continue to be commonly employed for bigger purchases (even though it’s illegal). International calling rates are often as significant as $3 per minute.

Visa regulations all over the world can be extremely daunting! There are not any currency restrictions in Zambia. You’ll need to submit an application for additional permits when that is how it is. There are several regional considerations to know about. The significance of the river can’t be underestimated. Our goal is to raise awareness of ZAMBIA as a holiday destination and supply information on safari selections available to tourists throughout all of Zambia.

Tourist facilities outside well-known game parks aren’t fully developed. Wonderful value if you prefer to remain at a fine hotel without paying the upscale cost. More than often, however, the restaurant will have just one option actually offered! If you go to any neighborhood bar, you will definitely be handed one for a try.

Zambia’s main global gateway is Lusaka. It has ever been an incredibly unusual connection since I was always among the fastest kids on the field once I played soccer. In huge cities, you’re more likely to become regular, dependable phone support, but it’s by no means a guarantee. It’s true, you can market your business on this site. The owner is nearly always around, ensuring everything goes smoothly. My husband has lately retired, and I’m working part time, thus we are starting to compose our Bucket List. It’s especially great for families that have a good collection of little and private lodges.

Locals mostly adhere to the new malls and wait until evening whenever there’s lots of nightlife. Unless otherwise stated, this info is for travellers employing a complete aBritish Citizena passport. Several British nationals are arrested and charged with immigration offences. There are a lot of mid-range accommodation choices, too. It is best to have a whole cell phone when undertaking a trip beyond town, although many areas of the country don’t yet have cell phone services.