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
One of the most exciting challenges available to homeowners and renters today is taking their space to the next level - specifically, setting up a smart home. With so many technological innovations available today,it can be hard to decide where to begin when you’ve decided to create your own DIY smart home. What areas of the home can you automate? Which devices do you need? What’s the best way to set them up? Read on as we take you through the ins and outs of smart home devices to help you build your very own smart home.
What is a Smart Home?
A “smart home” is a common phrase that refers to a home that has been optimized, automated, and enhanced by technology. In a smart home, there are typically a number of devices or added technology items in place that automate tasks w
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
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
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
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
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
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 y
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 y
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 frame is 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 F