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How Much Are Used Electronics and Gadgets Worth?

by on Apr.13, 2012, under Featured

Just when you think you’ve got your surround sound speaker or home theater system or the latest LCD TV perfected, a new standard or technology comes along to blow away the performance and confidence of your existing setup. You have just bought the latest mobile phone available in the market with all the latest features like great camera, super fast processor, touch screen but soon you come to know you have a superior version available. Technology tends to get outdated very quickly these days.

People like to stay up to date when it comes to gadgets be it mobile phones or their laptop or be it any gadget. Take the case of iPhone you have a new one every year. What is the worth for your old one. Gadgets age fast indeed very fast, it’s even worse for computers, whose age is even lesser. You bought one with the best processor available, huge memory and everything available on board but this configuration might not be the best just even after a month. Which leaves gadget fancy people with no option but to upgrade.

This being the case, one can’t help but wonder: What to do with all the electronic clutter? Thankfully, the answer is both simple and good for your household budget. If the product is in good shape, then you could sell it at the online marketplaces. Sure, you can always sell a damaged or partly broken phone, but, obviously, you will not get so many offers than when you will offer it for sale in a good condition.

There are many websites who purchase second hand computers and laptops, used cell phones, Apple iPods, iPhones, PDAs, smartphones, MP3 players, old software with valid serial numbers, and video game consoles and even the quotes are instant.

Then there are websites who won’t buy your gear outright, but here you can list your gadget or item, set up a price and people can bid upon it or buy it directly. These websites have a cut in the deal done.

Always remember – every penny saved will take you a step closer to a purchase of that amazing new high-tech upgrade.

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Nintendo 3DS unveiled at E3

by on Jun.17, 2010, under Gadgets, Gaming, Technology

Nintendo 3DS

We’ve been hearing about Nintendo’s 3DS from quite a while, and now Nintendo is showing it off at its E3 press conference. Mario built company is presenting its superior its glasses-free technology which is better than others. It takes 3D gaming along with you wherever you go.

The upper screen is only 3.5-inches. There is a slider on the side that lets you tweak the 3D effect, enabling you to adjust its depth based on your distance from the screen, or turn it off entirely. As with the current DS, the bottom is a touchscreen, and is not 3D.

The analog stick like thing is being called as “Slide Pad” by nintendo. There is a gyro, motion sensor, which is compatible with DSi games, and has two cameras enabling 3D photos. Nintendo is showing off two colors, red and blue.

There is still no release date or price as of now. Stay tuned for further updates.

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Leaked Apple iPhone 4G

by on Apr.24, 2010, under Gadgets, News, Technology

Apple iPhone 4G

The Apple’s successor to the iPhone series iPhone 4G, or iPhone 4, or iPhone HD what ever you may call has been leaked, confirms Gizmodo. We wrote about the leak few days back, but now it is confirmed that the device found is the next iPhone. Apple launches a new version of its iPhone every year, and news of leaks buzz up. Was this a deliberate mistake made by the Apple people or it was really lost. let’s see what all is known till date.

Apple iPhone 4G

The Camouflage Case

To disguise it like a 3GS, the case it came inside was a fully developed plastic case to house the device properly. It had all the proper new holes cut out for the new switches and ports and camera holes and camera flash. But it looks like something from Belkin or Case-Mate.

Apple iPhone 4G

The Design

The phone is flat-rectangular in shape having the familiar glass-front but instead of rounded bezel there’s a flat metal band running around the sides. Gone are the seamless rim, and gone are the tapered, curved surfaces. The metal buttons give it a heftier feel.

Apple iPhone 4G

Uses Micro-SIM card

Usage of micro-sim is a clear indicator that this is a next-generation iPhone. No other cellphone uses this standard at this point in the world. SIM cards come in three sizes. The first is the full-size SIM, which is roughly the size of a credit card. The second, the one being used in almost all the phones available today, is mini SIM. And the third, Micro-SIM, reduces the plastic edges even further. It would be at least a couple of years till everybody moves to this new size.

Hardware Specs

The phone measures 4.50 by 2.31 by 0.37 inches. It weighs 140 grams. The 3GS weighs 137 grams on a postal scale. In comparison, it’s 3 grams heavier. The battery is 5.25 WHr at 3.7V, compared to the 3GS battery, which is 4.51 WHr at 3.7V.

What’s new

• Front-facing video chat camera
• Improved regular back-camera, the lens is quite noticeably large
• Camera flash
• Micro-SIM instead of standard SIM (like the iPad)
• Improved display. Displaying much higher resolution than on a 3GS.
• What looks to be a secondary mic for noise cancellation, at the top, next to the headphone jack
• Split buttons for volume
• Power, mute, and volume buttons are all metallic

Apple iPhone 4G

Launch

Apple released three iPhone’s so far, two in June (the 2G and the 3GS), one in July (the 3G). According to this trend it would be somewhere around end of the month june. In India its not gonna come this year, iPhone 3GS just came last month, almost a year later. Moreover there’s still no 3G in India while other countries are ready to upgrade to 4G. It would take few years for India to get 4G. Thus iPhone 4G coming to India will take some time. All this could be right or may be I could be proved wrong this time to come will tell.

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