There’s been a lot of hype about the latest sensory fabrics to hit the market (see previous post on the couples-therapy sofa), and the latest thing of a more practical nature is Eleksen’s wireless fabric keyboard. Finally released through certified retail outlets and directly to lager companies such as those using mobile solutions with Smartphone platforms in the UK, the product is designed around the company’s ElekTex smart fabric touchpad technology. Light as a feather (just 65 grams) and designed with the term “compact” in mind, the keyboard is extremely portable, and easily rolls up to a nifty size to squeeze in to the smallest bags or pockets. Unlike traditional keyboards which have the annoying problem of gathering dust, coffee spills and biscuit crumbs from the average working day, Eleksen’s ElekTex smart fabric enables this clever device to offer easy clean-up and virtually water-damage resistant (spills are ok, but don’t take it swimming with you) through its absence of mechanical parts and fabulous wipe-clean capabilities. Once you roll out one of these babies, it magically becomes the size of most laptop keyboards, which makes it perfect for mobile devices and on-the-road work. The only hitch is its price and availability – around $73 – and you’ll have to get it through a certified reseller or one of the bigger companies.
People would often have to cram and do immediate research to get a full understanding of a particular area of concern. People have to resort to doing search queries, resorting to periodical content and even reaching down to known reference books such as an Encyclopedia or the Almanac, to be able to get a full overview of what a particular topic or subject matter is all about.
While such is a given, there are people who can give their two cents worth of opinions and stored knowledge as well. This all stems from these individuals who have put emphasis on certain areas of interest that include electronics, travel and history. Not all people are expected to invest such effort and time since every individual would want to cater to a lot of things with nothing particular to specialize in.
Ideally, such knowledge from people which are tagged geeks at some time would go as far as holding technical information such as content, components and workflow processes. Such areas are not given much attention in the normal phase of life. But such are investments to which one day; such stored and solicited knowledge shall be of big use towards other people and big entities who seek better knowledge as well.
One dilemma that people would often face is that of determining the proper burning speed of DVD and CD writers that they own today. This problem often hits the areas of burning videos and music CDs since burned copies may not be immediately compatible with the DVD recorders or CD changers that are used independently today.
Software applications have little bearing on the burning output of a compiled project. Nero and Roxio, two of the better known burning software today, contains such features of CD burning. People would rely largely on the default setting, the default of which is the maximum writing speed of a DVD/ CD writer drive. The usual speeds offer 12X, 32X, 54X and 72X among others.
Compatibility once the project has been successfully compiled will always be the next area for consideration. A burned CD that fails to play would usually be over-burned or be linked to compatibility issues with the independent player being used. Ideally, the default speed for conservative burning is 12X or the maximum speed of the drive is capable of.