How to Find the Perfect Baby Monitor on the Internet

A baby monitor can be very helpful for every mother. My son John is one year old. While my husband is at his workplace, I am the only one who can take care of our baby, make food and also do the daily chores. We live in a two level house and have a big garden we work in. The kitchen is down stairs, while the bedrooms are on the top floor.  Since I can’t stay all the time with my child, I worry about what might happen to him while I am not around.  A friend of mine suggested that I should consider the idea of buying a baby monitor. Her sister bought one while her son grew older and told me to do the same. I agreed because I thought it was a good idea at the moment.

Soon after our discussion, I searched for baby monitors online. I found many baby monitors that looked appealing and also had a good price. Even so, since I am not an expert in this domain, I decided to read multiple reviews online to get an idea about the quality of the product I am interested in. I was surprised to find out that the baby monitor I wanted to buy at first wasn’t such a good product. Many customers were not very pleased of the baby monitor’s performances. The star rating they submitted was also helpful. In the end, I finally found a baby monitor that was positively reviewed. Luckily for me, the reviews also contained additional tips regarding the way I should use the baby monitor in the most efficient way.

As soon as the product arrived, I started to feel at ease. I read the instructions carefully, read the tips I found in the product reviews and managed to understand how to make good use of the device. My son started to become more and more energetic and talkative, so the baby monitor arrived at the right time.

During the night, my husband and I used the baby monitor to watch over our son’s sleep. We found it very helpful because a child needs to be left alone time by time, so that he won’t be so dependent of his parents. Thank to the baby monitor we bought, we can watch over him while he dreams, without disturbing his sleep.

I remember that once, while I was in the kitchen and my husband at work, my son woke up and started to choke violently. Thanks to the baby monitor, I heard that my child was suffering and I immediately ran upstairs in his room. I was scared and trembled because something horrible might have happened to my son if I weren’t to hear him crying. I felt grateful from the bottom of my heart that my son was safe and sound.

Are You Listening To Radio Shows Anymore?

Radio Show Live

Over the past decade, many changes have taken place especially in the communications and technology sectors. Habits have rapidly changed as people continue to embrace latest technological innovations. In the past, the radio was a major source of information as well as entertainment for the entire family. This is still the case but many things have changed too. Many people no longer listen to the radio as a family or group. Instead, everyone has their mobile communications devices that also double up as radios. There is however a slight difference in the kind of things people listen to from their hand-held devices.

podcastPodcasts and smartphones are more popular today than they were several years back. Almost everyone owns a piece and this has brought about several changes in the communication trends. Apparently, this is also affecting business trends significantly. Information and business go together and this means that business persons try as much as possible to catch the attention of their targeted audience. Radio shows however seem to be losing out especially among the teens and youth. This is because podcasts and smartphones give people several options. No one ever listens to radio stations they do not like for a minute longer than necessary.

This is mainly because they have the radio in their pockets and can easily press the button to change stations or probably shut down the radio completely and opt for some music instead. For anyone to captivate their listeners on radio there is a serious need to make sure the programs are absolutely relevant. This is especially in light of the flexibility that handheld devices have presented to listeners. Competition among radio stations is also improving the quality of broadcast. This is because everyone understands that listeners have several options at any point in time.

podcastEntrepreneurs targeting radio audiences have also changed tact to conform to changing trends. Radio stations have become so many meaning that listeners have many choices. Competition is always healthy in any business especially for the consumer. Listeners who are the consumers in the radio broadcast sector are the greatest beneficiaries because they have the liberty of choice. As competing radio stations strive to win over as many listeners as possible, the quality of programs as well as their production also improve significantly.

After gauging all the changes in the communications and technology sector, one thing still remains constant and that is the fact that people still listen to radio programs. The only thing that has rapidly changed over time is the content. Programs that thrilled listeners many years back have probably lost relevance. This is because listeners expect more current content as well as high quality of production to justify their loyalty as an audience.

Google Glass Hands-On

Aside from being the largest player on the internet, Google now ventures in producing unique and high-tech gadgets like the most awaited Google Glass. It’s a microcomputer fitted within the frames of an ordinary eyewear which according to Google will soon replace your tablet and Smartphone. The public is very much eager to try this sci-fi looking device. But currently, it is only available to US and UK residents who are at least 18 years old and those who can afford its hefty price of about $1500 and £1000 exclusive of taxes.

To be able to provide this Google Glass review, I took the opportunity to order one and try the Glass hands-on.

The Gadget in Brief

Google Glass has that conventional eyewear design except for the visible glass prism and tiny box which houses its components located on the right arm or temples. The battery is even larger and is located at the right temple’s tip. It’s surprisingly light, weighing merely 42 grams. The main frame is made from flexible titanium making it easy to bend or adjust for a more comfortable fit.

To power the device on, you just need to tilt your head up or lightly tap the right side of its arm. It is equipped with motion sensor and voice detection software, so you can either use motion or voice to navigate and use the programs and applications. Currently, the device is capable of doing: Google search, taking pictures at 5MP resolution, recording videos at 720p, getting directions, sending messages, making a call, doing translations, audio playing, and use of the stopwatch. All these except for the camera functions require internet and Smartphone connection for you to enjoy.

The Things I liked About Google Glass

Although most of its functions are basically found on your Smartphone, Google Glass still brings a new experience. It’s a new experience to have a mini computer sitting in front of your eyes, functioning through voice recognition and motion sensor. These are the things that we can only see in movies years ago.

The tiny glass prism which could project a screen the size of a 25-inch HDTV is also quite awesome. It projects on the upper right corner and causes less to no distraction at all. Among all its functions, I’m quite amazed when it comes to making a Google search, translations, and getting directions. Results for these are very much accurate and are even dictated via voice on your right ear using bone conduction. The 2GB RAM and 12GB storage is also impressive for such tiny gadget.

The Drawbacks that I Have to Mention

  • It’s not a standalone gadget yet. You still need to connect it with your iPhone or Smartphone to fully enjoy all the features.
  • Your existing phone is much more functional than the Google Glass. If there is a hands-free headset, you can consider it as your hands-free LCD or LCD screen.
  • Installing your own App is not possible. Thus, you are only limited by the programs or Apps provided to you.
  • The battery life is extremely short. Use it in videos and audios continuously and the battery would only last lest than an hour.
  • It’s still awkward to wear alien-looking glasses. And when the battery just dies, you can’t just wear it all day long.
  • The very expensive price. Some say it benefits you because you no longer need to bring out your iPhone or Smartphone in unfamiliar places. But Google Glass is a much more expensive item for you to lose.

Conclusion

Because Google Glass is still on its development stage, I would say that there is still a huge room or opportunity for improvement. If you are merely interested for that unique sci-fi experience, I would say the price is quite okay. But functionality wise, it’s obviously overpriced. Additionally there are still few concerns that have to be tested and answered. Is the device safe especially for the eyes? What if you accidentally drop it and the glass prism or computer box is hit, would you already destroy your $1500? What about the legal concerns on privacy because it’s easier to shoot images and videos covertly with Google Glass?