VConnect Buying Guide: Wall Decor

Walls have become more than just plain slabs for partitioning rooms and putting the TV. They have emerged as an expression of the homeowner’s taste. There are a variety of ways of making walls attractive beyond slapping a coat of paint on the wall. Wall decors are great ways of decorating the walls of your home office. They come in different materials like plastic, paper, fabric and other materials. A good place to begin would be to decide what kind of material you would like to get. There isn’t much to separate the different materials as regards ease of installation. It is important to have a clear layout. Knowing where furniture pieces would be placed is important so you do not install wall decors and have furniture blocking them. This would defeat the purpose of installing ...

VConnect Buying Guide: Television and Home Theatre

Creating the perfect home video experience has become easier. Even entry-level home theater systems and televisions pack quite a punch. If you would rather avoid long queues at the cinema and enjoy a great movie and television viewing experience at the convenience of your home, a good TV and home theater system is the way to go. There are some things to mull over when buying a television, whether it’s the technology the television uses in displaying images, size, or other technical options like 3D or media streaming. Some television sets display images using an LCD (liquid crystal display) technology. Others use LED (light emitting diode) technology. The third most popular types of television sets are plasma televisions. LED TVs are similar to LCDs, however rather than lighting the liquid crystal cells with a lamp, it ...

VConnect Buying Guide: Car Chargers

In-car chargers allow one to recharge devices while commuting. As smartphones have become a part of our everyday lives, a low battery can seem like being cut off from all that is happening. Car chargers help prevent this. They are particularly useful if you spend a lot of time in traffic or even just for a quick top-up before you hit the town. They have become just as ubiquitous as smartphones themselves, buying one requires some basic know-how. What to know before buying a car charger The first thing to look out for when buying a car charger is its compatibility with the device(s) you plan to use the charger with. While most Android and Blackberry phones have the same charging port, Apple devices use a different kind of port. So make sure whichever car ...

VConnect Buying Guide: Tripods

Tripods are simple, and straightforward tools for photography. But the simplicity of this device doesn’t lessen their importance. Tripods do two main things; image stabilisation and vibration reduction. If you have a camera lens with built-in image stabilisation and vibration reduction you might be wondering why you need a tripod. Here’s why: A tripod helps to keep the camera steady in low light conditions, this enables one to capture sharp images. A tripod also helps when you want a precisely composed image and, of course, to rest heavy equipment on, such as flashes and microphones. The first thing to consider is the weight rating. This is not the weight of the tripod, but how much weight the tripod is designed to hold. If you are buying a tripod for a camcorder or ...

VConnect Buying Guide: Internal Hard Drives

Introduced in 1956 as data storage for by IBM, the first Internal Hard Drive stored about 3.75 megabytes. That’s about 1/100th the size of a modern 1GB pen drive. Since that time, storage capacity for hard drives has increased by dizzying orders of magnitude. Whether you are looking to replace a damaged hard drive, to use as an additional hard drive or looking to upgrade, buying an internal hard drive should not be much of a hassle. It is pretty easy so long as you know what you are looking for. But if you are unsure, there are a few things to look out for when purchasing an internal hard drive; this is a quick guide. Type: there are two main types of internal hard drive, these are either hard disc drives (HDD) or solid state drives ...

Seven top tablets you can buy for less than N39,000

Let's be real. Everyone would love to own an iPad, but not everyone can afford one. In fact, if you're thrifty like me, you would view shelling out N185,000 for a tablet, a waste of money. So that leaves us veering to the other end of the spectrum. The bargain bin. Fortunately, a lot of tablet manufacturers understand that not everyone is comfortable paying so much for tablets so they accommodate us. Over the years, a lot of tablets have come out that have won a place in every bargain hunter’s heart. Today we want to look at several of these tablets that you can go out there and purchase despite being on a tight budget. Of course, hearing the words budget, any Apple product should be far away from your mind. Nevertheless, if you’re looking for ...