Product Reviews

  1. 5 Office Tech for Hybrid or Working-From-Home Employees

    Working-From-Home

    Over the past few years, remote and hybrid work has become standard. While once a temporary adjustment, these flexible working arrangements have proven to have many advantages, so they’re becoming a permanent fixture.

    Right now, 66% of U.S. employees work remotely at least part-time, and 68% would like to be fully remote. While flexible workspaces have significant productivity and work-life balance benefits, they also come with challenges like fewer tech resources and increased distractions. The right office gear can help counteract those downsides.

    These five office technologies can help upgrade hybrid and remote workspaces to help these workers reach their full potential.

    Wireless Headphones

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  2. Best Webcams for Streaming on Twitch

    webcams and twitch

    One platform that’s absolutely blown up in the past year is Twitch. From gamers to social media content creators, and more, millions of users are taking to Twitch to connect in a totally new and immersive way. If you have a friend or loved one in your life who’s all about Twitch and live streaming, then a webcam is a great gift idea for them. Check out our roundup of options for the best streaming webcam for Twitch

    One of the best innovations in digital picture frames is the many different ways that you can transfer photos from your source device to the frame itself. And email picture frames are a great way to do this. Below we lay out everything you need to know about digital picture frames with email upload, and a step-by-step guide for how to email photos to select Aluratek dig

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  3. Portable Cell Phone Charger Guide

    Portable Cell Phone Charger Guide

    There’s no doubt that today, we are more “on the go” than ever before. Between work, errands, travel, hobbies, and so much more, being in motion is the new normal. And through it all, we desire (and expect) to be able to stay connected with the world around us through our cell phones.

    However, with all this “go go go,” sometimes it’s difficult to find the time or proper place to charge up our cell phones. And there’s nothing worse than looking down at your cell phone in the midst of a busy day and seeing that you’re at 20% battery with no charging opportunity in sight!

    The solution? Portable power banks. Read on to learn more about portable cell phone chargers (or “power banks”) and how to find the best one for you.

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  4. Best Aluratek Webcams For Working From Home

    Webcams For Working From Home

    It’s no secret that we’ve all been spending a lot of time at home over the last year or so, and many of us have made the shift to working from home as our “new normal.” If you have found yourself spending a lot more time working from home, then it may be time to upgrade your “home office” setup - specifically your webcam.

    A good webcam can make all the difference in your professional image, and also elevate your home office. Take your Zoom meetings and your on-camera presence to the next level with this roundup of four of the best webcams 2021 for working from home.

    1. The Crowd Favorite: The HD 1080p Webcam

    One of our most popular sellers (an

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  5. Noise Cancellation For Home Office

    Noise Cancellation For Home Office

    Did you know: when you are distracted from a task, it takes an average of 25 minutes to get back on track? According to Entrepreneur magazine, getting derailed from your “flow” can have costly side effects.

    This is one of the many reasons why being able to stay focused at work is so important. And being able to tune out background noise, or even employ active noise cancellation altogether can be so helpful in the office. Whether you’re in the office or in your office at home, read on to learn all about active noise cancellation and how to optimize your work environment for maximum focus and productivity.

    What is Active Noise Cancellation?

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  6. Comparison of Bluetooth 5.2 vs Bluetooth 5

    Comparison of Bluetooth 5.2 vs Bluetooth 5

    It’s no secret that Bluetooth technology has become an intrinsic part of our daily lives. Whether we’re sharing files across devices, talking on the phone, or setting up the ultimate smart home, Bluetooth is everywhere.

    Like many technologies, changes and improvements over time are inevitable, and Bluetooth is a great example of that as well. Bluetooth has evolved over the years, and most recently, rolled out a 5.2 version in 2020, which is the newest Bluetooth version. But how does 5.2 really differ from 5 (the previous version)? And how do you know what will work best for you? Read on for our comparison of Bluetooth 5.2 vs Bluetooth 5.

    What is Bluetooth Version 5?

    Up until January 2020, Bluetooth ver

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  7. Working From Home Set Up Ideas

    Working From Home Set Up Ideas

    Working from home is becoming more and more “the norm” and less the exception. According to Findstack.com, since 2015, the number of people who work from home has risen by 140%.

    And it looks like things are only going to keep trending in that direction. According to Forbes Magazine and a survey from Enterprise Technology Research (ETR), the percentage of workers permanently working from home is expected to double in 2021.

    Bottom line: nowadays, we’re spending more time than ever working at home. If you work

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  8. Laptop Cooling 101: Do Laptop Cooling Pads Work?

    Do Laptop Cooling Pads Work?

    Do laptop cooling pads work? The answer is yes! If you are in the mid-high range of laptop users, then you likely have experienced the heat that a laptop generates when it’s been used for many hours at a time, or is working extra hard to support open programs. Let’s be clear - the only surefire way to “cool down” your computer is to give it a break. But can these cooling help provide your computer some temporary relief and stave off an overheating event for a while longer? Absolutely. Below we deep deep laptop cooling pads - the pros, the cons, the myths surrounding them, and why you might want to consider using one.

    What is a Laptop Cooling Pad?

    A laptop cooling pad is an elevated platform designed to be placed underneath your laptop computer to assi

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  9. 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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  10. 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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