Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Sony MDR-ZX100 Stereo Headphones

I just received the Sony Stereo Headphones as a gift today and I was so pleased with them that I couldn't let this night pass before I made a blog about them. I am not a technical wizard/witch so I am not going to go into technical details but will just simply share my few hours experience so far.
Firstly, I wanted a headphone instead of an earphone and without going too much into why as it is out of topic it suffices to say that I feel a headphone is more practical for me as it is easier to find in my bag, I would be less worried about lending it at school from a hygienic point of view among other things. Secondly, I wanted a stylish headphone that wearing it in public won't embarrass me. Third, I wanted a good quality one that would last long. Today I received a white Sony headphones that looked like this
As you can see, it is a stylish headphone that comes in a range of colours, mine was white. Also, what is special about it is its ear lobes, that cushioned for ear comfort and protection, semi-rotating for flexibility and adjustable to head height. Also, so far the sound quality is so fine and I can't complain about it at all. If I am to rant at all, it would be about the Sony logo which I don't know why, but wish it was smaller, but that's just me and I think is irrelevant to the overall quality of the product. Although it is a present and I have not received an invoice with it ;) but on play.com it is for about 20 USD, so that's really excellent value for money. The following is how it looks like without the packaging
So in sum, this is a stylish and affordable product from Sony that I recommend to anyone looking for a good quality but not so high tech headphone.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Electrical Contact Cleaner Spray

It happened that last week we had a problem with our Philips LCD Monitor. The problem was that a pop up window to adjust colour setting (like what appears when you push one of the buttons underneath the screen) would not go no matter what we did. Turning the monitor off/on several times, playing with the control panel, switching the wires and connecters several times and even connecting it to another computer didn't help either. The pop up window didn't go no matter what. We contacted Philips customer service and maintenance and explained the problem and they said their team will contact us back for a quote for fixing the monitor but that never happend. Finally, we looked on to several blogs about similar problems happening with other people and it was often mentioned that the Electrical Contact Cleaner Spray would be a good thing to try as it might be some dust stuck inside the screen that are clogging the buttons from functioning properly and hence the pop up window.
The very next day we got the spray for about the equivalent of ten dollars and worked our way to open to monitor (which was a bit tricky and had to look at other blogs for instructions) and sprayed the lower part of the monitor where the panel of the buttons is. We left it open for 24 hours and after closing it up and turning it on..Horraaay the window was gone! The screen is back to normal. We were so glad that we saved the price of a new monitor and the price of fixing it by Philips (who never bothered to take the job anyway). Hence, what the whole point of this was to recommend the Electrical Contact Cleaner Spray in every home as it could surely save some bucks.