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Which is the Best Media Reader?

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For the most part anymore, I use my iPhone to take pictures. Not long ago, I actually didn’t have my iPhone with me and used my actual digital camera to take a few snapshots. However – I soon realized I had left the dang proprietary connection cable at home. And, of course, I didn’t have any type of media reader handy. What’s a Geek to do other than head over to Fry’s to pick something up!?

I picked up the IOGear USB Hub and Card Reader for about eighteen bucks. It has three USB ports, which is very cool. We all know that I can never possibly have enough of those lying around. It has a 45-in-1 card reader, which can handle nearly any type of removable media you might ever need.

You don’t have to install anything fancy to use this device – or anything at all, actually. It’s completely plug-and-play, and will transfer your files extremely quickly. It works with several different types of removable media, including memory sticks, micros drives, multimedia cards, and CompactFlash drives.

The only difficulty I had with this awesome little gadget was when I attempted to open the package it came in. YOU try getting one of these plastic bubble things open without scissors or a knife handy!

What do you look for in a media reader?

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How to Broadcast a Wireless Audio / Video Signal from PC to TV

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Let’s say you have an HDTV, a computer and Internet access. Why not put all of those things together by experiencing computer content on your computer? How would you get content from the computer to the television? You know you don’t want to run a cable from one to the other, right? So what else can you do? Lucky for you, the latest product from IOGear is here to save the day!

The Wireless USB Audio and Video Kit allows you to connect your computer to your TV wirelessly without the long and unattractive cable run. The system has strong, reliable signals – ideal for streaming media content across a room… even up to 30 feet away. There’s not even any complicated setup process.

The kit consists of three adapters: audio for speaker connectivity, VGA for the TV and Wireless USB for the hosting PC. Once you’re hooked up, you can do everything from watch your favorite YouTube videos to editing a spreadsheet for work – right on your flat-screen TV!

Broadcast whatever is on your computer onto your television. Make your family happy. Instead of gathering around your monitor, you can relax in front of the TV.

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What do You use for a KVM Switch?

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Let’s say that you have a PC, but you don’t have a monitor, keyboard or mouse plugged into it. However, you do have a notebook computer sitting there with Windows on it, as well. You could use that notebook to run the PC with a KVM switch!

Not only are you saving energy by not running another monitor, you’re also saving space by not having another keyboard and mouse. Using a KVM switch is highly recommended for better productivity. You can use one keyboard, one mouse and one monitor for two different machines! I don’t think there’s an easier way to be efficient.

This is ideal for people who own a laptop and an older desktop PC and wish to keep using both for various functions or applications. The KVM features an on-screen toolbar with multiple functions such as file transfer, desktop image scaling and others. The built-in file transfer utility lets the user transfer files, presentations, business information and create backup copies between both computers or from external USB storage devices.

What’s interesting about this particular KVM is that it has an extra USB port built in. That allows you to plug in an external hard drive if you should need to! This is easy to use, and will allow you a ton of new-found freedom when managing your life. Keep and transfer files much faster using the IOGear Laptop KVM. All you need is open USB ports and Windows PCs and you’re ready to roll.

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