Duracell Coppertop Alkaline Battery Review

You can find the Duracell Coppertop Alkaline Battery in many battery-operated devices; electronics like smoke detectors, universal remotes, thermostats, stud finders, circuit testers, atomic clocks, flashlights, cameras, digital recorders, and lanterns. Coppertop batteries supply long-lasting, dependable power over the past couple decades that we’ve used them,  Rarely have they leaked, and they hold their charge on the shelf for years. Duracell … Continue reading Duracell Coppertop Alkaline Battery Review



Copying Digital Talking Books To NLS Player Cartridges

Questions: How do you burn to the NLS digital player blank cassettes?  How do you copy a new talking book onto a blank NLS cartridge? Answers follow. The blank cartridges available for the digital talking book (DTB) players from the National Library Service for the Blind (NLS) are actually just USB thumb drives housed in bigger-than-typical cases.  I’ve purchased … Continue reading Copying Digital Talking Books To NLS Player Cartridges



How To Activate A PC Desktop Computer Power Supply

You can use a desktop personal computer ATX-style PC desktop switching power supply as a fairly well-regulated, well-filtered, and high current source where 12 and 5 volt applications require it. The Problem But the issue is: How do you turn on the power supply?  Unfortunately, you can’t just plug it in to an AC outlet … Continue reading How To Activate A PC Desktop Computer Power Supply



GPS Nav Systems Safer Than Smart Phones

Some suggest that if we ban cell phones in the drivers seat, then why not ban global positioning system (GPS) nav systems as well. They suggest that paying attention to ANY electronic device detracts from attention paid to the road equally.  However, the two instruments serve very different purposes; one purpose more helpful to the … Continue reading GPS Nav Systems Safer Than Smart Phones



CLIKR-5 UR5U-8520L Universal Remote Control Review

For two years (2007-2009), I used the CLIKR-5 UR5U-8520L Universal Remote Control to actuate the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 DVR as provided by our cable company, Atlantic Broadband. Until we upgraded to the UR5U-8700L-AB, the CLIKR-5 UR5U-8520L (this remote) worked very well. We might have never upgraded, if not for some of the buttons failing to register … Continue reading CLIKR-5 UR5U-8520L Universal Remote Control Review



CLIKR-5 UR5U-8700L-AB Universal Remote Control for Atlantic Broadband Review

For over a year, I’ve used the CLIKR-5 UR5U 8700L AB Universal Remote Control  to actuate the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 DVR as provided by our cable company, Atlantic Broadband. It works very well. This device is a hefty-sized unit, requiring two AA batteries, good-sized backlit keys, and can control up to five devices in an … Continue reading CLIKR-5 UR5U-8700L-AB Universal Remote Control for Atlantic Broadband Review



Philips SRU4208WM/17 Universal Remote Review

We’ve used the Philips SRU4208WM/17 Universal Remote with the Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 DVR from the Atlantic Broadband cable company for nearly two years. This universal control works as expected, serves adequately as a replacement for the CLIKR-5 remote that the cable company provided originally, and is affordable. Benefits, Pros, Features, and Advantages Thin profile.  … Continue reading Philips SRU4208WM/17 Universal Remote Review



Comcast Universal Remote Control ENT-EXPL-3005 Review, Setup, and Programming Help

We’ve used the Comcast Universal Remote Control, model ENT-EXPL-3005 multi-function flipper with set-top boxes from Comcast and Atlantic Broadband cable companies through the years with very good results. It’s a slim and sleek remote that fits comfortably in your hand and yet, all the major feature / function buttons can be reached with a simple … Continue reading Comcast Universal Remote Control ENT-EXPL-3005 Review, Setup, and Programming Help



Philips SRP5107/27 Universal Remote Control Review

We bought the Philips SRP5107 / 27 Universal Remote Control  for use with my Scientific Atlanta Explorer 8300 DVR supplied by Atlantic Broadband cable company. Spent numerous hours playing around with this remote, and found it to be simple to set up, and the buttons have a very easy-to-press feel. Yet pressing the wrong key happens rarely. … Continue reading Philips SRP5107/27 Universal Remote Control Review



Utilitech Surge Tap Protector 0090996 Review

The Utilitech Surge Tap Protector, model 0090996 is a single-outlet device. that can absorb 900 joules of appliance-damaging surge power. It comes with a $100,000 connected equipment warranty. It’s a light-weight and rugged surge suppressor, and offers a sense of security in that when applied to equipment, you know that equipment is well-protected from power surges … Continue reading Utilitech Surge Tap Protector 0090996 Review