How do you choose a torch when there is so many different style and designs available? I am not sure of the answer to that one but I definitely think you should consider the UB3T Invictus. The reason for this is that it has a particularly high-output LED illuminating capabilities with a variety of light levels, strobe, and SOS modes; everything you could possibly need in a torch
Designed with the end user in mind the UB3T Invictus has been manufactured with a CombatGrip which makes it ideal for situations where a torch will be used in conjunction with a handguns. For example, in 24 when Jack Bauer enters a dark building he will typically hold a handgun in one hand with a flashlight in the other illuminating his path. Jack Bauer would probably kill the enemy with the flashlight rather than the gun but that’s a different story altogether.
The CombatGrip offers excellent gripability whether the user has cold wet hands, warm sweaty, or even if they are wearing gloves. What makes it so comfortable is that it is manufactured from aerospace aluminum that has been anodized to produce a thicker natural oxide layer on the surface of the metal parts.
The Invictus torch produces a focused 800-Lumen beam of bright white light which is ideal for circumstances that require searching during extreme dark conditions such as search and rescue operations.
Eight settings to control light levels, specifically from 2 to 800 lumens means you have a light level to suit most conditions. Two other essential settings are the strobe mode and the SOS beacon. The strobe setting typically used for tactical missions must be used with caution as it can cause dizziness and nausea for a small percentage of people who suffer photosensitive epilepsy. The SOS beacon function is for use in emergencies for signaling your whereabouts to rescue workers.
Flashlight failure of the UB3T is almost impossible as there is no filament to burn out or snap. The UB3T claims to be more efficient providing much longer running times compared to similar devices with the same battery requirement.
This is no standard torch but a torch that will probably last a lifetime. At
$695.00 it has a lot to offer which you would expect at that price. This price includes high-energy 123A batteries with 10-year shelf life.
Post-it or sticky notes are typical stationary items found in offices. Their purpose is to allow you to write little notes which can then be ripped off the pad and attached somewhere. Due to their sticky adhesive back they can be attached to any surfaces such as other paper or walls to remind you of the need to do something. The benefit to using them is that they obviously remind you of something you may have forgotten or to highlight something to a work colleague. Post-it or sticky notes do not leave marks where they have been attached to therefore making them suitable for sticking to pretty much any surface.
A little adaptation to the Post-it and Sticky notes is the Light Switch Sticky Notes. I am not sure whether this can be classed as a stationary gadget; nevertheless its purpose is similar to the traditional sticky notes. Basically, the designer of this product has obviously used a Post-it before but has come across the problem of forgetting where they put their note. By positioning the Sticky Notes on to a light switch therefore producing Light Switch Sticky Notes the user will never forget their position.
Typically a switch will be used every day at the start and end of the day therefore the user will never forget as they enter a room or leave it. The Switch Sticky Notes has been designed to perfectly fit normal light switches with a hole positioned where the switch pokes through. A lip at the top allows for storage of a pen or pencil to write your note. Simply write your note on the pad surrounding the switch and when you leave remember to switch off the light and rip or read your note at the same time.
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With so many iPads sold worldwide it was only a matter of time before manufactures begun to take advantages of this by producing iPad stands. One of those companies trying to get in on the action is IPEVO. IPEVO are renowned for their innovative products and well designed gadgets related to Apple gadgets and other devices.
The name of the latest iPad stand by IPEVO is the Cushi. Cushi has been designed to ensure both you and the iPad sit comfortably whether it be in the office working or relaxing on the couch at home. What makes it so comfortable is its soft foam and 100% cotton denim cover allowing the iPad holder to mould to the shape of any object it’s sitting on.
Having an iPad stand like this one frees up both your hands so that you can type, drag, or click anything you want. The design allows for either portrait or landscape orientation with a padded flap that folds over to provide support for a Bluetooth keyboard if required. This also provides wrist support to prevent any aches and pains from typing for long periods. How much for the IPEVO Cushi iPad Stand? Just $34.95, good value for money! Check out the IPEVO Cushi iPad Stand video below.
Digital textbooks are exactly what you would guess they are from their name. They are textbooks which have been made available digitally so they can be read or reviewed on a computer or similar device. Digital Textbooks are ideal for students as it aids learning and can be a lot more interactive than traditional methods such as reading from a textbook.
Kno have released the Textbook iPad app and they claim to be the number one provider of digital textbooks with over 70,000 textbooks in their database. The Textbook app is currently in beta mode and is free to download from the iTunes store. The digital version of the textbook is identical to the hardcopy, giving students the ability to review exact replicas in digital form of books that they may be unable to hire at their local or school libraries.
The iPad Textbook app allows reviewing digital textbooks in landscape or portrait orientation with double tap zoom functionality and one touch highlighting. One of the most useful features of the Textbook app is the able to jump to the correct chapter easily without having to flick through pages and pages of a book. You can also annotate each page, text, or images with digital notes if required.
A search function built within the iPad app can search for phrases and specific text to quickly find information you are looking for. Did I mention that there is also a Course Manager program that can help students organize their studying and coursework schedules? The program also allows for interacting with friends or in this instance study partners so you can both encourage and assist in each other’s development.
The real benefit to this app is that Kno have joined forces with publishers to offer books at a much cheaper rate compared to their hardback counterparts, with up to a 50 percent discount being advertised.
The beta release of the Textbook app is only available for US iPad owners currently, though it is expected to be opened to other countries and other tablet systems soon. Personally I think this will be a great tool for students, I only wish that this technology was available when I was at school and maybe I would have done better.
Operation if you didn’t know was a battery-operated game first released in 1965. The game tests players fine motor skills along with their hand-eye coordination, the better skills you have the more likely the patient was to survive. Initially manufactured by Milton Bradley, manufacturing has been taking over more recently by Hasbro.
John Spinello was the inventor all those years ago and since then the design has changed quite a bit although the principles remain the same. An operating table with an illustrated patient is the main focus of the game. Within the body of the patient are cavities which contain an object that must be extracted using tweezers without touching the sides of the patient. If the sides are touched with the tweezers an electrical circuit is closed which sets a buzzer off. Typical objects and areas for extraction are; Adam’s apple, Broken Heart, Wrenched Ankle, Butterflies in the Stomach, Spare Ribs, and the Funny Bone.
Well if you like the original game and you are a Star Wars fan then you will love this game, Operation R2-D2. The original game has been given a Star Wars makeover with R2-D2 as the patient. Simply follow the original rules, use your steady surgical skills to extract the mechanical maladies with in R2-D2 and you will win the game. This Star Wars gadget will be available for $26.99 from Toywiz.