Product Reviews

  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. 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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  3. 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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  4. Best of Aluratek Digital Photo Frames

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    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.

    The Best Digital Photo Frame f

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  5. Aluratek's Newest WiFi Frames

    wifi frame blog

    Aluratek has been a thought-leader in the newest technology and designs when it comes to digital photo frames. What started off from standard, automatic slideshow digital photo frames transformed into incorporating wifi technology into our digital photo frames.

    We’ve come a long way since our first frame, and we’re excited to be sharing our newest WiFi Here’s a bit more information about our newest wifi digital photo frames compared to our previous versions, and what you can expect from them.

    New WiFi Frames

    Our new wifi frames include two important features:

    Email Sharing

    We can assume that everyone has an email address (or, let’s hope so), which is why our newest

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  6. Back to School Essentials

    back 2 school

    It’s everyone’s favorite time of the year: Back 2 School season! Whether you’re going back to school and preparing for your first year in college, or maybe you’re preparing your kids for their big day, Aluratek’s tech gadgets will make the day a little easier and the year go by smoothly. Here are some of our top gadget picks that you’ll need to get off on the right foot.

    Portable DoorJammer

    One of our personal favorite items includes a security must-have. If you’re feeling a bit unsafe or want some extra added security function, a DoorJammer will make you feel at ease and add an extra layer of security. Install within seconds - jam it on the inside of your door in between the cracks, a

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  7. Are you saving money with a Smarthome device?

    smarthome connectivity

    Smarthomes are recently on the rise in the home automation industry, and the industry is expected to reach $79 billion by 2020. It’s no surprise as owning home automation devices can be deemed as the ‘cool’ thing to have and it would surely impress any guest. While others consider convenience a major factor to owning home automation equipment, savings is also a major factor. Let’s take a look to see if owning Smarthome devices actually save you money.

    Save Money from Burglars and Theft Protection

    Did you know, that burglars are less tempted to break in when they see security cameras around the house? Makes sense when your home is well equipped and intruders know that the police can be called at any time if they

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  8. Creative Ways to Use a Smart Plug

    Owning a Smart Plug is a lot more convenient than you might think and can actually reduce so much stress (especially if you’re forgetful like me). You can automate anything within seconds, such as every day appliances and devices that you probably didn’t think you’d need. Here are some tips on how to maximize your smart plug:

    Pre-Heat Your Curling Iron

    Whether you’re in bed or doing some other chore, set a timer to have your curling iron or straightener so it’s already heated up in the morning. For this specific function, though, you need an iron that has an on and off switch that is already on to work.

    Start Your Mornings Right

    Whether you like a hot cup of coffee, hot tea, start your mornings just right with a hot drink. Ju

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  9. Why You Need a Smart Light Bulb

    Convenience should never get a bad rep. If something’s making your life easier, then why not? SmartHome is making waves in the technology industry currently, however it’s still an upcoming and new technology. One of my current favorite products in our SmartHome lineup are the Smart Bulb. To be fair, this light has so many capabilities and I’m here to tell you why you need a Smart Bulb in your current housing sitch.

    Control Your Light From Anywhere

    This is the best feature of the smart bulb. Having your lights on before entering the house is not only useful, but one of those things we hardly think about improving. For example, every night (before getting my Smart Bulb installed), I found myself stumbling in my room to turn the lamp on - which was about 15 ft from my door. It took me a while to re

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  10. New Product Launch: Healthy Cuisine

    Healthy Cuisine Kitchen Appliances

    Making people’s lives a little simpler has been our mantra. We’ve dived into the world of tech gadgets and electronics, and have made our way into home gadgets, like our eco4life SmartHome accessories. We’re excited to launch our newest line of kitchen appliances, Healthy Cuisines.

    Healthy Cuisines is perfect for the individual who is health conscious, yet loves cooking! Cooking shouldn’t be costly, and that’s why our appliances are affordable yet high quality. To kickoff, we’re introducing three appliances to Healthy Cuisines which can be found on Amazon.

    Rechargeable Blender Bottle

    Our blender bottle is the perfect on-the-go solution. Take the blender bottle to your office, and whip up a delicious smoothie ri

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