5 unbelievably useful gadgets you want to add to your collection

Whether you are on-the-go, in your office or at home, you need gadgets that can introduce time-saving advantages into your day. In today’s connected world, life without technology is meaningless. Entrepreneurs who understand how gadgets can turbocharge their business efforts are wasting no time to invest in them. Perhaps you are yet to follow that trend, or you just want to add more to the list of gadgets that can aid your business, we have curated a list of five gadgets every Nigerian entrepreneur should own to supercharge productivity. 1. Ultra-light laptop charger As an entrepreneur, you always want to be connected as you might often want to deliver presentations or retrieve an important file on your laptop while on-the-go. A portable charger like the Zolt charger can ...

5 ways to charge your phone without a phone charger

For 2016, the number of smartphone users in Nigeria is estimated to reach 15.5 million. That means more Nigerians trying to keep up with browsing the internet and other phone activities on-the-go will tend to run out of battery power most times. Our phones have become our everyday buddy and one can’t truly imagine a world without them but have you ever experienced being stuck somewhere, whilst trying to place that emergency call, poof, your phone’s battery goes dead and to make matters worse, you have no charger. A truly frustrating scenario (I can imagine). However, have no fear Vconnect is here to show you 5 easy ways to charge your phone without your phone’s charger to prevent a recurrence. 1. Hand crank charger

10 budget phones you can buy for under N20,000 in Nigeria: 2016

Before diving into this list, stuff your expectations of feature-rich powerhouses like the iPhones and Galaxy S-anythings. I mean, it’s right there in the title, right? You don’t expect to see “10 Budget Phones” in the same sentence as those phones (unless you’re crashing people’s castles in the sky the way I just did). But that doesn’t mean the end of the world. Every experienced bargain hunter will tell you, it doesn’t have to cost an arm, a leg and two portions of your soul, to buy a good looking, even functional phone. All the budget phones in this list cost under N20,000 which is just a tenth of the price you'll pay for flagships such as the iPhones, Galaxys and HTC Xs. 1. Nokia X

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 ...