Choosing the desired Blu-ray can be quite a challenge for ones who have no clue about what to look into a Blu-ray player. The first thing I know is that it serves as a true comrade with high definition TV’s. Well believe me, it does make the most of your 1080 pixels HDTV’s. With the availability of enormous numbers of high end televisions and screens, there could not have been a better time buy this steadfast and usable gadget to make your evenings more entertaining and parties more happening.


Many new players can stream video from the Internet, providing instant access to many movies and TV episodes from the apps like Netflix etc. Normally a Blu-ray player ranges from $50 to $500. But presently there are many Blu-rays that may be priced beyond $500. Apart from the basic features, the Blu-ray player may have a large number of features to consider and compare before you buy one.

With the right features fitting your needs, a Blu-ray can be quite rewarding. I am putting down some shopping tips to help you to make the best buy

Prefer a Blu-ray over a DVD Player

Your DVDs may cost quite less but they are not worth when we compare them to the newly innovated Blu-rays. Blu-ray discs contain more data than a DVD Player. You will be gladder to have the added details to your 720p TV sets.

Picture quality

A Blu-ray increases your TV’s picture quality than any other device. It will be very important if you prefer watching movies or live sports at home. So, this feature must be a guiding point for your purchase.


Audio capability

Almost all the Blu-ray players support 5.1-channel surround sound. The newly launched Blu-ray players support higher resolution, multichannel audio formats such as Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio etc. Note that you need to connect the gadget with a HDMI.

Streaming Options

If you buy a player with a streaming option, you will be able to have access to a large number of movies, songs and videos. The new ones also have inbuilt WiFi. With built-in WiFi, the player comes pre-equipped with all the devices required for it to access through a wireless network. This makes it presumably one of the most reliable streaming devices.


In a nutshell

Purchasing gadgets is always fun for me but I feel really perplexed with the options with so many competitors in electronic gadgets market. When I bought my Blu-ray player the salesperson attending me, highlighted these features for the models he showed me. These guidelines will help you too in getting the best Blu-ray player like I did.


Are you on the hunt to find the best tablet to enjoy unending games, videos and movies while you are on the move? Every now and then, new tablets are appearing in the market promising bigger and better set of attractive features. For a common user, it is very difficult to select the best tablet from this huge variety. Well, we are here to help you out. We present the top 5 tablets of 2016 highlighting their features to guide you.


9.7-inch-iPad-Pro-635x386  iPad Pro 9.7 inch: Apple’s iPad Pro 9.7 inch is the latest addition to the iPad tablet series. iPad Pro comes with a fast processor, a smart keyboard, an anti-reflective display, good quality speakers and a high-end camera. It is the best iPad, ever manufactured. Another excellent feature of iPad Pro 9.7 inch tablet is that it supports the Apple Pencil to help in any kind of drawing. The display quality of this tablet is very high and crisp. The 12 megapixel camera can record 4K videos without any problems. Moreover, it supports Flash too. The front camera is 5 megapixels and it is similar to what you have in iPhone S6.  The 9.7 inch display is a fantastic option to have. Brightness, anti-glare capability and color-temperature adjusting techniques makes it one of the best tablets that is currently available in the market.


pixel-c-hero Google Pixel C: Google Pixel C is an Android based tablet. It is a sleek and solid build tablet with high-end features. One of the main highlights of Google Pixel C is the long running battery. It also has a Bluetooth enabled keyboard which can be used as a cover whenever required. The performance of Google Pixel C is fast and it operates on the latest Android version. Google Pixel C comes with a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB storage capacity which can be increased to 64 GB by an additional memory card. Google Pixel C is one of the best Android tablet in the market.


Sony-Xperia-Z4-official-1  Sony Xperia Z4: Sony Xperia Z4 is a competent and waterproof tablet. It comes with high-end features and great professional appearance. It runs on the latest Android operating system and comes with some user-friendly features. Compared to other tablets, Sony Xperia Z4 supports HD videos and the performance is smooth and fast. It comes with a 10-inch screen with curved edges that fit easily in your palm. Sony Xperia Z4 has a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal memory which can be extended up to 128 GB with the help of a memory card. Sony Xperia Z4 can be easily called the best Android tablet that has been manufactured by Sony.


dell-venue-8-9  Dell Venue 8 7000: If you are seriously looking for a tablet that can be used to take photos, then Dell Venue 8 7000 is the best option for you. This sleek, lightweight tablet comes with Intel’s deep-sensing high-end camera. The camera quality of Dell Venue 8 7000 is the best available in the market. The 8.4 inch tablet comes with a storage capacity which can be extended up to 512 GB with the help of a memory card.


tab2Samsung Galaxy Tab2: Samsung Galaxy Tab2 is a lightweight, attractively designed and is the perfect model apt for daily use. It has a bright and colorful screen and supports 32 GB internal memory. The battery life, when compared to other tablets, is high and the 8-inch tablet display is also very good.


If you are looking to buy a tablet, you can check out on one of the top 5 tablets of 2016 discussed here and purchase the most appropriate one that suits your requirements and budget.

The key selling feature of any Smartphone is its camera. These days, most of us carry a phone everywhere we go, so we end up taking more photos on the phone rather than on a camera. Naturally, if you are planning to buy a Smartphone, the first question that pops up in your mind is “Does it have the best camera?” or “Will I be able to capture high quality images and videos?”

A few years back, people passionate about photography bought best quality cameras to fulfill their creative cravings. Nowadays Smartphones come with great cameras, so trend of buying a camera for photography has taken a back seat. New Smartphones with high quality cameras are launched in the market every day. So here, we review the best 5 Smartphones that are suitable for photography.

  galaxy-s7-edge-stillSamsung Galaxy S7 Edge: Samsung always attracted customers with high quality inbuilt cameras. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge has a dual-pixel sensor that helps in taking fast pictures as compared to other phones in the market. S7 Edge has 1.4 micron-pixels and f/1.7 aperture which helps in taking good quality pictures.  Using the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, it is easy to take good quality, bright photos even in low light conditions.

iPhone 6S review (22)-970-80  IPhone 6S: If you are a fan of iOS, then Apple’s latest iPhone 6S is the best bet to serve your photography needs. iPhone 6S comes with a 12 megapixel camera which helps in taking bright and colorful pictures with the best image quality. The iPhone 6S promises to capture the skin tones correctly. iPhone also has a 5 megapixel front camera which helps in taking high quality selfies. Both the cameras help in taking high quality, accurate photos in improper lighting.

huawei-nexus-6p-screenshot  Google Nexus 6P: Google Nexus 6P provides you with a high quality camera at a reasonable price. Google Nexus 6 P camera comes with a 12.3 megapixel sensor and captures 1.55 micron pixels. This helps in taking vibrant and sharp photos. Using Google Nexus 6P, you can take photos with clear details even in low light. The large pixel size helps in capturing the minutest details of the picture.

 LG-G5 LG G5: Even though they are not the leaders in the manufacture of Smartphones, LG’s G5 model offers a superior camera which is perfect for any kind of photography. LG G5 has a dual camera setup great for different needs of users who want to click photos for the slightest reasons. The main attraction of the LG G5 is the 8 megapixel camera which supports a 135 degree wide-angle. The user can easily switch between the 16 megapixel primary camera and the 8 megapixel secondary camera. Using the wide-angle option, the user can shoot stunning landscapes with ultra-clarity.

samsung-galaxy-s6-active-black  Samsung Galaxy S6 Active: Another Samsung Galaxy phone, S6 Active is also great for outdoor and underwater photography. The phone can be easily submerged into water for almost 30 minutes to take stunning underwater pictures. Samsung Galaxy S6 Active is considered as the best Smartphone for taking lifestyle photography.


If you are looking to buy a good quality Smartphone for your photography needs, then choose from one among these best 5 Smartphones and enjoy your photography experience. As the saying goes the best camera is the one that you own!


Have you ever felt frustrated when you watch your favorite movie and the audio is muffled? You do not enjoy the optimum movie experience that you have dreamt of, once the sounds coming from your TV is hollow and barely audible. Thanks to latest technical innovations, you can now achieve the sound you want through with the help of sound bars. Sound bars are the best choice if you want a better sound for your living room. Though it is not as good as separate speakers being used by music lovers, it is already a passing choice for those who simply want to enjoy their movie and TV experience with a good sound. However, before buying your favorite sound bar, you must know firstly, the best choice that you have for your money. Even if soundbars are inexpensive, you still want to purchase something that is worth it, right?

If you simply want to have a sound bar that is pocket-friendly, then go for these soundbars that only cost less than $100:

My first pick: VIZIO S2920w-C0 High DefinitionVizio

The compact frame of this high definition sound bar is 28.82 inches by 3.2 inches by 2.76 inches. This sound bar has a seamless look and is very easy to place anywhere: on the television or even under it.

My second pick: Philips HTL2111A/F7philips

This one has a more solid look and is very stylish as well. Because of its color which is black, it can easily blend in wherever you will place it. If you really want to keep a sound bar with the highest quality for long term usage and best movie experiences, Philips HTL2111A/F7 is the right choice.

My third pick: Yamaha YAS-203yamaha

This sound bar is no question, coming from the number one musical instruments manufacturer- this sound bar can obviously give you the best movie experience you are looking for. The subwoofer is separated and luckily these are cordless so you need not think about the tangled cords around your house.

My fourth pick: Sony HT-CT770


Another one is also from the greatest brands around the world. This one is covered with a matte finish and is very elegant looking. This soundbar is one of the simplest sound bars available in the market.

If you are also interested in the best headphones for a sound bar system, stay tuned because I will write a new article soon.

Having trouble with all the wiring and hassles setting up 5.1 speakers, with your flat TV? Well you are not the only one, looking for an alternate sound system. A soundbar is just the right thing for you. The soundbar is a special speaker, which creates an impressive stereo effect from a single tall or wide cabinet. Soundbars are a good choice, since they don’t take up a lot of space and create a uniform and steady sound across the room.sounbar for hearing

Soundbars are considered to be good  for the people who enjoy listening to music or who want to set up a home theater. A soundbar is a great investment for those who have hearing hearing lossproblems. When people grow old, they face hearing problems. If any senior members of your family love to watch movies, you have to keep the TV volume at a higher level. TV comes with the normal stereotype sound system. Raising its volume will raise the overall sound which may disturb other members of the family. Here you can avail the benefits of a soundbar, which has the unique property to amplify only the dialogues spoken in the movie.

Soundbar amplify spoken voice with greater clarity. So, without raising the volume too high, the seniors will be able to understand the conversation going on. If you observe carefully, you will notice that a few scenes having helicopters, fighting or battle scenes, have loud music with barely audible words. In such a case, traditional speakers fail to convey the words spoken by actors. Sometimes, while having a family get together and watching a movies, oldies would often ask “What did he say?”. Youngsters feel irritated when they have to repeat words. No one will enjoy the movie. Experience shared by many people reiterate that they are able to enjoy such family shows after installing a soundbar speaker system at their homes.

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There are many more reasons, people prefer soundbars over the speaker system. Usually, Flat panel TV have a great picture quality but they have poor quality when it comes to audibility.  The reason is that the speakers are positioned towards the wall or on the sides of TV. Watching an action movie will not give the enjoyment you anticipate. The purpose of the soundbar is to enhance the hearing experience closer to real life. They anchor the sound with the center of the stereo image. In a stereo system, the person sitting to the right of TV will hear from the rightmost speaker and same for the left. Soundbars produce a uniform experience for everyone in the sitting area or lounge where you have installed it.

TVs are getting slimmer day by day, to give them an aesthetic look and a large display area. The audio system is given least priority. For hearing impaired and elderly people, soundbars with high quality speakers and multiple drivers is a good investment to receive clear sound.

If you want to help out your elders enjoy their favorite shows, you should check out my last post about sound bars it might help you get a model that is just right.



Do you have a friend who is a compulsive reader? Do they use every waking moment when they are not supposed to do anything else to read? And, the most important thing of them all, is their birthday coming up? If you answered ‘yes’ to all these three questions, then I have just the greatest idea about what you should offer them as a gift: a reading bed pillow.


A firm support for your friend’s back

Reading in bed is something that everyone does to a smaller or larger degree. If your friend loves reading so much, it is clear that they spend quite a lot of time reading in bed. While this is clearly a pleasant activity, in time, without proper support for the back and neck, severe pains can occur, and that may greatly affect the possibility to read in bed for prolonged periods of time. A reading bed pillow solves the problem by being designed to be firmer and therefore offering better support for the back, even when the person sits in the same position for prolonged periods of time.




Support for the arms

While not all the reading pillows on the market have the same design, I can tell you which one I think it is best for someone who reads a lot: a reading pillow with arm support. Not only your back and neck are becoming strained when you spend a lot of time in bed reading, but your arms and hands, which hold the book, are suffering, as well. A reading pillow with proper arm support helps a great deal and you can easily notice the difference. Your friend will surely notice it, too, so this is yet another reason why a reading bed pillow can be the perfect gift for a book lover.

For some more info about the best reading positions, you should read this article and this post.




Choosing the material

As I mentioned earlier, you will discover that there are quite a few reading pillow designs and models readily available, so choosing one should depend on a few important factors. Now I am going to cover the material used for making these pillows. The inexpensive type is made of cotton or polyester and it is quite comfortable. However, if you do not mind spending a bit more, what you can do is to pick a memory foam model. This type of pillow is more durable and offers superior comfort because it molds after your body, so that you have the best experience.