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USB Wireless N Adapter Transfers At Up To 300Mbps

This is a generic-branded USB Wireless N adapter based on the Ralink RT3072 chipset. It can transfer at up to 300Mbps, unlike commonly found less-capable models that only support 150Mbps.…

USB Wireless N Adapter Transfers At Up To 300Mbps
Brief Blogs for Week Ending 2012-01-12

From Lifehacker: "Top 10 Space-Saving Household Projects" - helpful if you have a cramped home with lots of gadgets! - http://t.co/KMsfPC6L ->

From Lifehacker: Top 10 Gadgets You Should Have in…

Happy Australia Day

Vlad's Gadgets wishes all fellow Aussies a Happy Australia Day!

We hope you've spent the day drinking beer with friends and family around a barbeque, or any number of other fun…

Happy Australia Day
Epson ELPSC21B 80″ 16:9 Portable Projector Screen

If you own a portable LCD projector, you will know how great it is to be able to instantly create your own cinema to entertain friends, or give a compelling…

Epson ELPSC21B 80″ 16:9 Portable Projector Screen
Connect your PC to your TV with the VGA to Video Signal Converter Box

The VGA to TV converter lets you connect the VGA output of your PC/Laptop to any CRT TV, LCD TV, Plasma TV or VCR via the composite video input or…

Connect your PC to your TV with the VGA to Video Signal Converter Box
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SCA Illuminated Digital Air Pressure Gauge

Written by Vlad on July 11, 2011 – 7:27 pm -

SCA Illuminated Digital Air Pressure Gauge

The SCA Digital Air Pressure Gauge lets you quickly and accurately measure the air pressure in your car and bicycle tyres.

The pressure gauge is fully electronic and displays the measured air pressure on a four digit LCD display. Unlike other models, both the LCD display and measurement tip are illuminated by LEDs, to help you easily find the valve stem on your tyre and read the LCD display at night time, or in a dimly lit garage where it’s dark.

It supports all common units of air pressure including Pounds per Square Inch (PSI), Kilopascals (kPa), Bars and Kilogram Force per Square Centimetre (Kg/cm2). According to online specifications, the digital air pressure gauge is accurate to 0.5 PSI (3.45 kPa / 0.034 bars / 0.035 kgcm-2).

It weighs 61g (2.15oz) and measures 10.8cm × 4.85cm × 2.3cm (4.25in x 1.91in x 0.91in), so it is compact enough to stash in your car glovebox or cycling backpack.

I purchased it from Supercheap Auto for $19.99. Identical digital air pressure gauges are available on eBay for $10 or less, marked with the brand names “Jinmao” and “Airsoon”. The only difference I can see is that most of the ones on eBay are yellow instead of blue.

Why I purchased the SCA Digital Air Pressure Gauge

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Confidence Stow-A-Bike Foldable Exercise Bike

Written by Vlad on July 10, 2011 – 2:21 pm -

The Confidence Stow-A-Bike Foldable Exercise Bike - unfolded position on left, folded position on right

This is an exercise bike with a folding frame, designed to be easy to set up and put away when you’re not using it. If you are short of space in your bedroom or living room, this is a godsend.

It has a magnetic resistance system with 8 resistance settings and a 4-function cycle computer that tracks your riding time, speed, distance, and calories burnt. The cycle computer is powered by a single AA battery, so no mains power is required.

It weighs 17kg (approx 37.5lbs), so it is easy for a single person to carry with two hands.

When unfolded, it takes up 88cm x 45.5cm (2.9ft x 1.5ft) of floor space, with a maximum height of 126.5cm (4.15ft)

When folded, it reduces to 52.5cm x 45.5cm (1.7ft x 1.5ft) of floor space, with a maximum height of 147cm (4.82ft)

It also features non-skid foot pedals with straps, and a height-adjustable padded seat.

I bought it on special for $100 from oo.com.au, during their end-of-financial year sale. It is also available on eBay.

Why I Bought The Confidence Folding Exercise Bike

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