Have you been searching for a new keyboard for your computer? What about a simpler way to web-browse on your TV since the remote is useless, annoying and impractical?
I have found the keyboard for you…
The Logitech K400 wireless keyboard.
Over the past month, I have had the pleasure to experiment and have some fun with the Logitech K400 wireless keyboard. Including a ton of special features that I have found very useful, this keyboard has it all.
Researching several different wireless keyboards, Logitech contains one distinct feature that other keyboards do not include; a built in track pad.
Having a track pad on a keyboard is beneficial when using with a smart TV! The days of using the remote to type in a simple web address are over with. The Logitech K400 makes web browsing on your TV entertaining and enjoyable. Another benefit of the track pad is that it is a multi-touch pad. So you are able to use two fingers to scroll down the page with ease.
The Logitech K400 is also extremely lightweight! If you’re like me and like to browse the internet via the television in bed, this is the keyboard for you. You forget it’s in your lap. The way the Logitech is designed, storing it when not in use is easy and convenient.
The Logitech K400 also has a lot of shortcut buttons for the use on Windows computer platforms including:
- Page up/page down.
Unfortunately, Mac computers are not compatible with the Logitech K400.
The Logitech’s structure is durable and pliable. Although, I don’t recommend it, I believe that if it was dropped accidently, it would be able to remain damage free.
The only con that I have about the keyboard is that the “shift” key is a little small for my liking. Much smaller than a regular shift key. It is the size of a regular letter key.
Once you start typing with the Logitech K400, it’s a stress-free adjustment.
Overall, this is a great keyboard! I personally think it was a great purchase and I use it daily.
You can pick one up on Amazon for $30! A great price for a wireless keyboard with a track pad that you can use on your computer and TV!
Check out my video review on YouTube on the Logitech K400!
See ya on the flip side!
When I first heard of these glasses I thought they were the most ridiculous thing ever. Gaming glasses? How could these glasses possibly “improve” your gaming? Well, let me tell you, they do.
When first picking up the Paralex Gaming Glasses you’ll find that they are extremely light weight, weighing in at only 20 grams. They have a very comfortable stainless steel frame. It definitely does not feel like you’re going to snap these things, but I don’t suggest sitting on them.
As far as gaming goes, that’s where these glasses really show off…
The first thing you’ll notice is that these glasses add a bit of magnification on your TV, computer, phone, and tablet screens. This slight enhancement helps out immensely. For example, when playing Xbox or PlayStation and aiming down a player on Call of Duty, you don’t have to squint to see that distant character, which will end up improving your game.
An additional perk of the Paralex Gunnar glasses is they contain IONIK lens tint. This lens tinting filters out harsh artificial light and unwanted UV rays. This tint also diminishes that “after image” effect.
When typing up a Word document, these glasses make gazing at the screen comfortable and unproblematic! Anyone that sits behind a screen for countless hours can admit to drowsiness and fatigue due to the effects of screen-staring. With Paralex Gunnar glasses, you’ll never have to worry about that again! Turn the brightness all the way up to write or game away!
The final benefit of the Paralex Gunnar glasses is that they keep your eyes from drying out. I know me personally, before I had these glasses, I was constantly rubbing my eyes whenever spending long hours in front of a screen. I can honestly say that has stopped!
What these glasses do, although very small, is amazing!
You can order these glasses in the Lime green (pictured) or black. They retail for $79.00, but Gunnar always has deals going on, so keep a lookout for them! You can visit the Gunnar website and check out the Paralex glasses and all the other super cool models that they have available!
I’ve also posted a v-blog review on these glasses on my YouTube channel which you can check out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iF55xb0F8Yg
If you decide to grab a pair of these glasses, let me know what you think! As always, hit me up on Facebook @Kevin Reardon or on Twitter @ikevinreardoni.
See ya on the flip side.
Recently, I started living with my Dad. One of the first rules he laid down was the good ole’ pets rule. He said, “No cats, dogs, or anything that will messy the house up,”. That gave me some good guide lines to follow while looking for a new pet to purchase.
I did a whole bunch of research on smaller animals. I figured something that could live in a cage would be best. That’s when I came across chinchillas. Pictured above is my 7 month old chinchilla, Myles. I bought him from a chinchilla breeder here in my hometown (I got really lucky!). There are many things I love about chinchillas. For one, they don’t smell. I clean Myles’s cage about once a week, sometimes I let it go a little longer if I get super busy, but even then you would never know I had a animal in my room. Second, they are literally like holding a cloud. It’s the first thing everyone says. Chinchillas are super soft. The third thing I love about chinchillas is how low maintenance they are. With my job, I’m not home a lot of the time, so I can’t always be there to take him out. Unlike other animals, chinchillas have fun being by themselves, but they do like to get out of the cage when they can.
Chinchillas I think can be a perfect match for most people, but here are a few things to know. They HATE the heat! They are from the Himalayan mountains so they like the cold. In fact, if they are in temperatures past 80, they will overheat, and most likely die. So, if you keep your house warm, then either a Chinchilla is not for you or turn down the thermostat! Second, if you want a cuddly little animal that will snuggle every night, a Chinchilla is not for you. They are active little animals, always on the move. I usually take Myles out in the morning and bring him into bed with me. He’ll usually just run around my bed, play under my sheets, and jump onto the side table next to my bed. Another thing to keep in mind is that they are nocturnal animals. That’s not to say they won’t play during the day, though. I can take Myles out at any part of the day and he’ll play with me, but at night he is VERY active, especially on his wheel. They are super low cost animals. I usually buy him a big bag of bedding which will last me months, a medium size bag of food which lasts me about 2 months, a few chew toys, some snacks and other accessories. All in all, its about $20 a month, (IF that) aside from the months you’ll have to buy bedding, which will be about every 6 months to a year, depending on the size bag of bedding you get. Starting off, chinchillas are priced by color. Some chinchillas have “rare” colors of fur, so they are more expensive. I got Myles for $150. Cages run all types of prices. I usually see decent ones for around $200.
I hope I’ve opened your eyes to the world of chinchillas. They are very cool little pets which you will love and cherish forever. They can live for up to 20 years, so many years of loving! Let me know if you own a chinchilla, or are getting ready to purchase one. As always, feel free to get ahold of me on my twitter (@ikevinreardoni). Below I’m posting a video of Myles playing!
See ya on the flip side
Since tablets have come to the market the main question has been “Why would I need that”? Rightfully so! Why would you want a product that does the same thing your $1000 laptop already does?! Well, I took a gamble and bought an iPad, even though I already had a MacBook, which I was very pleased with.
Let’s take a look at what laptops are best at: Productivity. If you need to bang out a 10 page paper for school that’s due in 4 hours i’d say a laptop is definitely you’re best bet. Laptops just make it easy to type a whole bunch of stuff in a short period of time. Also, it gives a much bigger picture, so it’s easier to see things as a whole. Now for the tablet side of things. Can you type with a tablet? Yes, yes you can. All tablets, whether Android, Apple, Windows or whatever you choose, have a on screen keyboard and most have full wireless QWERTY keyboard accessories. They just are not ideal for banging out big projects, like a paper, excel document or powerpoint, although they do have programs in which you can accomplish those tasks. What tablets are amazing for is if you want to switch between playing a game, to going on Facebook and Twitter, to looking through your photos, to watching a YouTube video, to controlling your tv, all while listening to music. Multi-tasking is where tablets really own. I’ve also noticed that tablets are WAY faster than your standard laptop.
It really comes down to what type of user you are. If you just want to sit down at night and surf the web, relieve some stress playing a game, listen to music, quickly browse photos, watch a few videos or just read a book then a tablet is definitely for you! If you are a business person that works on big projects, uses different programs, are in meetings a lot, or just hate touch screens, then a laptop is definitely up your alley! If you are indecisive about which you like better, then you can take the route I took, buy both and enjoy the best of both worlds!