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  1. USB-C Chargers vs Micro USB

    USB Type-C Multimedia Hub and Card Reader with HDMI

    For years, micro USB cords were the standard for just about every device out there. Also known as USB-A cords, they were the go-to for wired charging, video transmission and more. Then, in 2014, USB-C cables were developed, replacing the need for all sizes of USB-A cords. This new technology promised to make charging much faster and even added 4K streaming capabilities through the cord. Still, it has taken some time for the USB-C cable to become commonplace, as device designers had to race to implement the technology and make it more affordable for consumers.

    What Is Micro USB?

    Micro USB refers to the smaller end of a USB-A cable. It’s the tiniest form of the USB-A standard. This type of port is typically found on older, non-Apple m

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  2. Connect Wireless Headphones To Vizio

    Connect Wireless Headphones To Vizio

    If you’re trying to minimize outside noise to enjoy your Vizio TV, you may want to try using wireless headphones for an optimal audio experience. Worried about knowing how to make Vizio TV Bluetooth discoverable between devices? Don’t be! Though it’s fairly common to experience some issues when pairing Vizio TV Bluetooth headphones, we’ve got a step-by-step guide for you that makes the process a snap. Let’s dive into the process of Vizio TV Bluetooth headphones pairing. Trying to connect a different TV to Bluetooth? Check out: How To Add Bluetooth To TV.

    Does Your Vizio TV Have Bluetooth?

    Don’t be surprised if your Vizio TV already has Bluetoo

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  3. What Is Quick Charge 3.0

    Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

    Quick Charge 3.0 is a technology developed by Qualcomm after years of researching how to safely speed up the mobile device charging process. Prior to this technology’s release, charging mobile devices was constrained by slow, less-efficient charging mechanisms. Quick Charge 3.0 was designed to efficiently allow for shorter charging times of larger batteries.

    What is Quick Charge?

    Quick Charge is mobile device charging technology that eliminates power waste while greatly increasing the rate at which power is transferred to a mobile device. Quick Charge 3.0 is the latest generation to become available to the public. Qualcomm is continuing to work on future generations, but rest assured, they’ll be backwards-compatible, so you don’t have to worry about buying a Qui

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  4. How To Add Bluetooth To TV

    How To Add Bluetooth To TV

    Most modern TV sets today come equipped with Bluetooth (BT) technology. This allows you to wirelessly stream media and control your TV with a variety of devices. Not sure how to add Bluetooth to TVs? Wondering how Bluetooth receivers for TVs work? Read on, as we take you step-by-step through the process of adding BT to your TV and then setting it up to unlock a whole new world of entertainment!

    Do You Need a Bluetooth TV Adapter?

    The answer to this question depends on what your TV is already equipped with. If it’s a Smart TV, chances are it already has Bluetooth. If you still have the manual, check it to see if your TV is Bluetooth compatible. You can also do a quick Google search using the make and model number (usually found on a sticker o

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  5. Wireless Charging: What Is it & How It Works

    Wireless Charging

    Wireless charging is accomplished by using either electromagnetic or radio frequency (RF) technology to send electricity to a rechargeable battery. Even though this technology has been around since the 1800s, when Nikola Tesla discovered that a magnetic field between a transmitter and receiver could send electricity, it’s only risen in popularity recently. Since 2007, when MIT researchers began to investigate how to make this electricity transfer more efficient, wireless chargers have become faster, more affordable and much more consumer-friendly. Read on to learn how to use a wireless charger, and everything else you need to know about this game-changing technology.

    What is Wireless Charging?

    Wireless charging is when a transmitter and receiver utilize a magnetic f

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  6. New Year, New Essentials and New Resolutions

    New year, new you, and new gadgets to start the new year right. Here are some of Aluratek’s picks to help you with your new year's resolutions: whether it’s sprucing up your home, trying to take more photos, whatever it is, we’re here to help.

    New Years Resolutions: Take More Photos + Videos

    If one of your new years resolutions is to take more photos or videos - this device is for you. Perfect for taking video footage when you’re out and about with friends and family. The gimble helps stabilize all of your video footage - so whether you’re taking a stroll through the streets of Japan, filming a vlog at the county fair, or simply documenting family adventures, this device will be your solution for taking perfect footage.

    New Years Res

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  7. The Perfect Stocking Stuffers: Aluratek Edition

    Stocking stuffers have to be my favorite type of gifts - easy to gift, fairly cheap, and just a small thing you need other people will enjoy without too much brain work (am I right or am I right?). Here are some of my personal favorite stocking stuffers that are perfect to throw in your arsenal of goodies.

    Lightning + 3.5 mm Adapter for iPhone/iPad

    The day Apple removed the 3.5 mm auxiliary jack was a tough day for all of us. For anyone with a newer generation iPhone and that wants to use a device that has a 3.5 mm auxiliary cord, this little nifty tool is perfect for just that. It’s a small adapter that you plug into your lightning port on your phone, and you can charge your phone and listen to your favorite music simultaneously.

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  8. Best of Aluratek Digital Photo Frames

    frames

    Trying to find the best Aluratek digital photo frame, but don’t quite know where to start? Here’s a quick guide on finding the best digital photo frame that would make a great gift for just about anyone.

    The Best Digital Photo Frame for the Non-Tech Savvy

    We all have family members or friends that are, let’s be honest, simply not tech savvy. And that’s okay. Our simplest frameis no extra fluff and just the good stuff. Compile all of your favorite photos on a memory card or flash drive, and simply view your photos on auto slideshow mode. These frames are simple enough that you could gift any family member and at best, does what it needs to do - view photos.

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  9. Aluratek Amazon Best Sellers for Gifts

    Amazon

    The holidays are right around the corner (I mean, Costco’s selling holiday decor so that counts, right?) which means it’s time to find gifts before they creep on us. We’re sharing with you some of our top Aluratek Amazon picks!

    Bluetooth Cassette Player

    We all have that one friend with the old car with no AUX input. Aluratek’s Bluetooth Cassette Player solves this problem by bluetooth enabling any old car that has a cassette player. This device can last up to 8 hours on a full charge with it’s rechargeable batteries which will allow you to listen to your favorite holiday music throughout the entire season.

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  10. Your Fall Travel Itinerary Guide

    Fall Travel

    Planning your next fall and winter travel itinerary? Traveling for fall foliage and straight into the winter is probably our favorite time of the year - with so many places in the United States, here are some of our top destinations to get into the holiday spirit.

    Chicago

    Chicago has to rank as one of our top spots for the fall. With it’s hustle and bustle of a city, the fall foliage around the city is gorgeously tucked throughout the city. Take a visit to the downtown bean, and take some gorgeous photos of the foliage with a hot chocolate or hot coffee in hand. Here’s our must-do’s for things to do in the windy city:

    Eat deep dish pizza at the famous Lou Malnati’s or take it to go back to your hotel

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