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Voltage Testers

eiodotcom —  October 8, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is on Voltage Testers:

Making electrical repairs in your home can save you hundreds of dollars in service costs. One tool you’ll need to get started is a voltage tester. If you have a voltage tester, you can test outlets and light switches to see if voltage is present in their circuits. The most basic type of voltage tester consists of a small, pen-like device with a red lead and black lead extending from it.

What is a Voltage Meter?

    • A voltage meter is a device that is used to measure the strength of an electrical current flowing within an electrical circuit. Essentially what it does is measure the electrical potential (the strength of an electrical charge) at two specific points within the circuit. It then compares these potentials and presents the difference between the two. This difference is the rate at which current florws through the circuit. Voltage meters can be analog devices which use an arrow to indicate the electrical potential, while digital ones provide a read-out.

    Structure

    • At the center of the voltage meter is a magnet connected at both ends to pieces of magnetized iron. Sitting between the ends of the magnet is a cylinder made of iron. Because of its placement, the cylinder sits within both the positive and negative fields put out by the magnet. A coil of copper wire is wrapped around the far end of the cylinder, all of which is fitted into a housing. At the far end of the wire is a needle, steadied on either side by a spring. Behind the needle is the dial representing voltage. Fitted on the outside of the housing are two more wires, each of which connects to either end of the magnet.

    How Does a Voltage Meter Work?

    • When the voltage meter is at rest, the needle points to the left side of the meter, representing zero electrical potential. The wire leads are attached to two parts of a live circuit. This causes the electricity to polarize the magnet within the meter even further. Should the difference of the potential between the two wires be a positive number, which it would be if any electricity were flowing through the circuit at all, the magnetic field within the meter becomes positively imbalanced, causing the needle to pull from the left side of the meter to the right, indicating how strong the electrical potential is.

Products

VELLEMAN DVM850BL 3 1/2 DMM

Suppliers: VELLEMAN
Type: Digital
HOLD FUNCTION
LCD Backlight
Features* DMM with automatic polarity function and 3 ½ digit LCD display
* measurements: DC current up to 10A, AC and DC voltage up to 600V, resistance up to 2Mohm
* diode, transistor and continuity test with buzzer
* data-hold function and backlight
* with protection holster

Specifications

* DC voltage: 200m/2/20/200/1000V
o basic accuracy: –
o input impedance: –
o maximum input: 600V
* AC voltage: 200/600
o basic accuracy: –
o input impedance: –
o frequency range: –
o maximum input: 600V
* DC current: 200µ/2m/20m/200m/10A
o basic accuracy: –
o overload protection: 10A
* AC current: –
o basic accuracy: –
o overload protection: –
* resistance: 200/2k/20k/200k/2M
o basic accuracy: –
o overload protection: –
* capacitance: –
o accuracy: –
* inductance: –
o accuracy: –
* frequency: –
o basic accuracy: –
o overload protection: –
* temperature: –
o basic accuracy: –
* overrange: yes “1”
* continuity buzzer: yes
* transistor test: yes
* diode test: yes
* low-battery indication: –
* maximum display: 1999
* LCD display size: 1.8″ x 0.7″
* ranging mode: manual
* data hold: yes
* backlight: yes
* dimensions: 2.7″ x 5.4″ x 1.2″
* weight (with battery): 13.2275 oz
* power supply: 1 9V 6LR61 battery (incl.)
* packing: –
* accessories: –
* auto power-off: no

VELLEMAN VTTEST8 LAMP CHECKER

Brand VELLEMAN
Model VTTEST8
Specifications
Power Supply 9V battery (included)
Features
Features
  • for lamps with one of the following fittings: G13, B15d/G5, G4/GU5.3/GY6.35, E27, E14, E10
  • “beep”-signal confirms that lamp functions normally

VELLEMAN VTTESTL LED TESTER

Brand VELLEMAN
Model VTTESTL
Specifications
Normal LED test range between 2-30mA
All others test range between 20 and 150mA
Power Supply 9V battery (6F22SC, included)
Dimensions 0.26″ x 0.18″ x 0.06″
Weight 2.82oz
Features
Features
  • handy, versatile and portable LED tester
  • types of LED:
    • normal LED
    • bi-colour LED (CA and CC)
    • superflux (spider) LED

VELLEMAN VTTEST2 DIGITAL VOLTAGE TESTER – WITH LCD

Brand VELLEMAN
Model VTTEST2
Specifications
Specifications
  • voltage tester (AC or DC) between 12V and 220V
  • grounding test and testing of broken lines
  • with LCD
  • size: 0.44ft
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Today’s EIO post is on digital photo frames. A digital photo frame (also called a digital media frame) is a picture frame that displays digital photos without the need to print them or use a computer.

Features

Digital photo frames’ common sizes range from 7 inch (17.8 cm) to 20 inch (50.8 cm), keychain-sized. Some digital photo frames can only display JPEG pictures. Most digital photo frames display the photos as a slideshow and usually with an adjustable time interval. They may also be able to send photos to a printer.

Digital photo frames typically display the pictures directly from a camera’s memory card, though certain frames also provide internal memory storage. Some allow users to upload pictures to the frame’s memory via a USB connection, or wirelessly via  Bluetooth technology. Some frames allow photos to be shared from a frame to another.

Certain frames can load pictures over the Internet from RSS feeds, photo sharing sites such as Flickr, Picasa and from e-mail. Such networked models usually support wireless (802.11) connections. Moreover, some digital frames now use cellular technology to transfer and share files easily and faster.

Most 7 inch (17.8 cm) models show images at 430 x 234 or 480 x 234 pixels. With some models the width of each landscape image is stretched to achieve an aspect ratio of 16:9, which results in noticeable distortion. Built-in speakers are common for playing video content with sound, and many frames also feature remote controls.

 

Our Products (For a complete listing click here)

 

Kodak EASYSHARE D1025 10.4″ 800 x 600 Digital Photo Frame

 

Brand COBY
Model EASYSHARE D1025
Specifications
Display 10.4″ aSi TFT active matrix
Display Area 8.3 × 6.2 in.
Resolution 800 × 600
Brightness 300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 500:1
Media Support USB and Card Slot
Image Formats Supported JPEG, EXIF
Memory Card Supported SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS PRO/MS PRO DUO/XD
Power Supply 100–240 V AC, 50–60 Hz (WW)
5 V DC
Dimensions 11.0 × 13.0 x 1.5 in.
Features
Features Add new images in just three steps—insert your memory card, copy pictures to the frame, then remove the card so you can take more pictures.

  • Personalize your digital frame—simply put a traditional frame over the digital frame’s panel to match your home décor and style
  • The unique design allows you to pair your digital frame with hundreds of standard 8 × 10 in. picture frames, even a favorite you might already have (package contains one 8 × 10 in. decorative frame)
  • Mount your frame on a wall, or display on a table, anywhere in your home—vertically or horizontally
  • Discreet cord design—barely visible

View your pictures on the 10 in. high-resolution display featuring KODAK Color Science Technology for vibrant color and crisp detail.

  • Store up to 4,000 pictures directly on your frame’s 512 MB of internal memory
  • Insert your memory device with your digital pictures and easily save your pictures in the frame’s internal memory
  • Pictures are automatically resized to fit more on the frame and still look beautiful
  • Insert a memory card or USB flash drive and see your pictures right away
  • Choose to see your pictures in order or at random
  • Select from three different transitions and duration times
  • ENERGY STAR qualified for efficient power consumption
  • Mercury-free panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aluratek ADMPF315F 15″ 1024 x 768 Digital Photo Frame

 

Brand Aluratek
Model ADMPF315F
Specifications
Display 15” TFT true color LCD
Resolution 1024 x 768
Memory Card Supported Supports many memory card formats such as: SD / SDHC
Interface USB
Internal Storage 256MB
Remote Control Yes
Power Supply AC Adapter
Features
Features
  • 15” TFT true color LCD (1024 x 768 resolution) w/ 256MB flash memory included
  • Easy operation as most file formats are automatically recognized
  • High quality wooden black frame with built-in speakers
  • Supports many memory card formats such as: SD / SDHC
  • Supports various picture / video / audio formats
  • Connect your personal computer, memory card or USB drive and easily transfer your favorite pictures, music, or videos with hi-speed USB 2.0
  • Setup photo slideshows with background music
  • Built-in clock and calendar
  • Mount on your wall for digital signage
  • Removeable frame stand rotates 90° for vertical orientation
  • Ease of operation and control with the included remote

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COBY DP1052 10.4″ 800 x 600 Digital Photo Frame with MP3 Playback

 

Brand COBY
Model DP1052
Specifications
Display 10.4″ TFT LCD
Resolution 800 x 600
Brightness 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 400:1
Media Support SD, MMC, CF, MS, xD, USB Flash Drive
Audio File Format MP3, WMA
Video File Format MJPEG, MPEG-4 (XviD), H.264
Image File Format JPG
Language Supported English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian
Power Supply AC 100-240V; DC Power In: 12V, 2A
Features
Features
  • 10.4″ TFT LCD color display
  • Classic wooden frame
  • Displays JPEG photo files
  • Plays MP3 and WMA music files
  • Plays MPEG-4, H.264, and Motion JPEG video files
  • Photo slideshow mode with music
  • Calendar and clock with alarm timer
  • SD, MMC, MS, xD, and CF card slots
  • Full-size USB port for use with flash memory drives
  • Integrated stereo speakers
  • Full-function remote control included
  • Wall-mountable design with detachable stand

 

 

External Power Supplies

eiodotcom —  October 3, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is on external power supplies.

 

 

External Power Supplies 101

 

External power supplies are devices that convert ac power from a wall outlet into lower voltage dc or ac power to be used directly by electronic circuits. External power supplies come in a separate physical enclosure than the end-use product, and usually provide power to the device directly through a separate cord and plug. External power supplies are used to power a variety of electronic devices, including: laptop computers, printers, cordless phones, cell phones, etc.

 

External power supplies are used both with equipment with no other source of power, and with battery-powered equipment, where the supply both charges the battery and powers the equipment when plugged in. One of the benefits of using an external, rather than internal power supply is it increases the portability of a device, by avoiding the need of internal power components. Use of an external power supply allows portability of battery-powered equipment without the added bulk of internal power components and makes it unnecessary to produce equipment for use only with a specified power source.

 

Benefits of Using an External Power Supply

Safety — External power adapters can free product designers from worrying about some safety issues. Much of this style of equipment uses only voltages low enough not to be a safety hazard internally, although the power supply must out of necessity use dangerous mains voltage. If an external power supply is used (usually via a power connector, often of coaxial type), the equipment need not be designed with concern for hazardous voltages inside the enclosure. This is particularly relevant for equipment with lightweight cases which may break and expose internal electrical parts.

Heat reduction — Heat reduces reliability and longevity of electronic components, and can cause sensitive circuits to become inaccurate or malfunction. A separate power supply removes a source of heat from the apparatus.

Electrical noise reduction — Because radiated electrical noise falls off with the square of the distance, it is to the manufacturer’s advantage to convert potentially noisy AC line power or automotive power to “clean”, filtered DC in an external adapter, at a safe distance from noise-sensitive circuitry.

Weight and size reduction — When most power adapters featured simple mains-frequency transformer-based designs, they were quite heavy and large, and added considerably to the weight and bulk of devices designed to be lightweight. Even modern power supplies are relatively heavy compared to other circuitry. Removing power components from equipment powered by rechargeable batteries reduces the weight and size which must be carried, though use of other rechargeable batteries like sealed lead-acid batteries can questionably put more weight on the equipment.

Ease of replacement — Power supplies are more prone to failure than other circuitry due to their exposure to power spikes and their internal generation of waste heat. External power supplies can be replaced quickly by a user without the need to have the powered device repaired.

Configuration versatility — Externally powered electronic products can be used with different power sources as needed (e.g. 120VAC, 240VAC, 12VDC, or external battery pack), for convenient use in the field, or when traveling.

Some of Our Products  (To see all power supply products, click here)

 

 

Velleman PSSMV7U COMPACT SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY 36W WITH SELECTABLE OUTPUT

 

Brand Velleman
Model PSSMV7U
Specifications
Supply Voltage 100 ~ 240V AC
Power 36W
Efficiency >=70%
Selectable Outputs 5 to 24V DC in steps of 1V (from 4.3 to 1.5A)
Output Plugs 2.5mm mono, 3.5mm mono, 1.0×3.0mm, 1.35×3.5mm, 1.7×4.0mm, 2.1×5.0mm, 2.5×5.5mm, 1.5×5.5mm
Dimensions 3.5″ x 1.8″ x 1.2″
Features
Features
  • with 8 detachable DC plugs
  • for notebook computers & personal digital electronic devices
  • stabilized output, low ripple & interference
  • short-circuit & overload protection
  • high efficiency & low energy consumption

 

 

 

 

 

 

VELLEMAN PSSMV3 COMPACT SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY 24W WITH SELECTABLE OUTPUT

 

This switch mode regulated power supply wall adapter comes with 4 input plugs to operate around the world. Includes input power plugs for the US, UK, Europe, Taiwan, and China! Additionally, choose from 7 different DC output connectors. Finally, a switching power supply adapter with a user selectable output plug size and polarity!

Get rid of those bulky power-hungry heat-producing linear power adapters. These switching power adaptors are state-of-the-art switch mode power supplies featuring major advantages such as:
– cooler running
– stabilized (regulated) output
– short-circuit and overload protection
– compact design
– very low idling power consumption
– multiple (selectable) voltage outputs
– user configurable output connector polarity: center (+)  or  center (-)
– world wide AC input voltage range

Features

  • 4 AC input power plug configurations included (user selectable)
    • AC plugs to fit in US, UK, Europe, Taiwan and China
  • compact switch mode regulated power supply design is light-weight and efficient

Specifications

  • AC input supply voltage: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
  • output power: 24.0 watts max.
  • efficiency: > = 70%
  • user selectable output voltages:
    • 3V,  4.5V,  6V, 7.5V, 9V, and 12V DC
  • output current: 2,000ma (2 amps) maximum current consumption
  • 7 DC output connector plugs included (user selectable)
    • 2.5mm (male)
    • 3.5mm (male)
    • 2.35×0.75mm (female)
    • 3.5×1.35mm (female)
    • 4.0×1.7mm (female)
    • 5.0×2.1mm (female)
    • 5.5×2.5mm (female)
  • power supply dimensions: 4.6″ x 2.4″ x 3.3″  (11.6cm x 6.1cm x 8.3cm)

 

 

 

 

VELLEMAN PSSMV1USA COMPACT SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY 10W WITH SELECTABLE OUTPUT

 

Brand Velleman
Model PSSMV1USA
Specifications
Supply Voltage 100 ~ 230V AC ± 15%
Power 10W
Efficiency > 80%
Output Voltages 3, 4.5, 6, 7.5, 9, 12V DC
Output Current 800mA (regulated) / 1.5A max.
Plugs 2.5mm mono, 3.5mm mono, 1.0×3.0mm, 1.35×3.5mm, 1.7×4.0mm, 2.1×5.0mm, 2.5×5.5mm, 1.5×5.5mm
Dimensions 2.6″ x 1.1″ x 2.9″
Weight 3.0 oz
Features
Features Get rid of those bulky power-hungry heat-producing mains adapters.
These adaptors use state-of-the-art switching power supplies and feature some major advantages such as:
– cooler running
– stabilized output
– short-circuit and overload protection
– compact design
– very low idling consumption

Computer Cases 101

eiodotcom —  October 2, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is an introduction to computer cases and their uses.

 

What Is A Computer Case?

 

 

 

A computer case (also known as a “computer chassis”, “cabinet”, “box”, “enclosure”, “housing”, or simply “case”) is the enclosure that contains most of the components of a computer (usually excluding the display, keyboard and mouse).  Cases are usually constructed from steel (often SECC — Steel, electrogalvanized, cold-rolled, coil) or aluminium. Plastic is sometimes used, and other materials such as wood and even Lego blocks have appeared in home-built cases.

 

Design

 

Computer cases usually include sheet metal enclosures for a power supply unit and drive bays, as well as a rear panel that can accommodate peripheral connectors protruding from the motherboard and expansion slots. Most cases also have a power button or switch, a reset button, and LEDs to indicate power status as well as hard drive and network activity. Some cases include built-in I/O ports (such as USB and headphone ports) on the front of the case. Such a case will also include the wires needed to connect these ports, switches and indicators to the motherboard.

 

Hardware Access

 

Tower cases have either a single side panel which may be removed in order to access the internal components or a large cover that saddles the chassis. Traditionally, most computer cases required computer case screws to hold components and panels in place (i.e. motherboard, PSU, drives, and expansion cards). Recently  there is a trend toward “screwless” cases, in which components are held together with snap-in plastic rails, thumbscrews, and other methods that do not require tools; this facilitates quick assembly and modification of computer hardware.

 

 

Products

 

 

APEVIA X-CRUISER-AL Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

 

ATX Mid Tower
Front Temp, Sound, Fan Speed Gauges
Front 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire, 2 x audio
Model
Brand APEVIA
Model X-CRUISER-AL
Specifications
Type ATX Mid Tower
Color Silver
Case Material Steel
Power Supply No
Power Supply Mounted Top
Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX / Baby AT / Micro ATX
Main Board Size: Fits up to 11″ x 12″
With Side Panel Window Yes
Expansion
External 5.25″ Drive Bays 4
External 3.5″ Drive Bays 2
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays 4
Expansion Slots 7
Front Ports
Front/Top Ports 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire, 2 x audio
Cooling System
80mm Fans 2 x 80mm fan – front (optional)
1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan – top (included)
1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan – rear (included) upgradable to 120mm fan.
Side Air duct UV Air Duct and Filter on Side Window (Thermally Advantaged Chassis)
Physical Spec
Dimensions(L x W x H) 19.25″ x 7.75″ x 17.00″
Features
Features Modern Sophisticated Stylish Design
Large See-through Side Window
1 x UV Air Duct and Filter on Side Window (Thermally Advantaged Chassis)
1 x Front Fan Gauge w/ Fan Controller (Controls up to 5 fans)
1 x Front Temperature Gauge with Blue Back Lighting
1 x Front Volume Gauge and Volume Controller
Front Panel LED Lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APEVIA MX-PLEASURE-BK Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

 

ATX Full Tower
500W Power Supply
Front Panel 2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire
Model
Brand APEVIA
Model MX-PLEASURE-BK
Specifications
Type ATX Full Tower
Color Black
Case Material Steel
Power Supply 500W
Power Supply Mounted Top
Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX / Baby AT / Micro ATX
With Side Panel Window Yes
Expansion
External 5.25″ Drive Bays 4
External 3.5″ Drive Bays 2
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays 7
Expansion Slots 7
Front Ports
Front Ports 2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire
Cooling System
80mm Fans 1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan – front
1 x 80mm UV blue fan – front
120mm Fans 1 x 120mm UV blue LED fan – side
1 x 120mm UV blue LED fan – rear
Physical Spec
Dimensions(L x W x H) 19.00″ x 8.00″ x 21.25″
Weight 31 lbs.
Features
Features Fully loaded steel durable chassis
Ideal for small business, network server
Lockable side panel and front panel
Fold in/out case feet for case stability
Front temperature display gauge
Front fan speed controller and gauge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sentey SS1-2421 Slim 2421 Slim Flex Case w/Power Supply LCD DISPLAY SECC 0.7mm 2x USB/1x Fan/Micro ATX-ITX

 

SECC 0,7mm / Plastic MicroATX Slim Case
240 W Power Supply
Included LCD Display
Model
Brand Sentey
Series Slim Series
Model SS1-2421
Spec
Type MicroATX Slim Case
Color
Glossy Black
Case Material
SECC 0,7mm / Plastic
With Power Supply
Yes
Power Supply BCP450-OM 250 Watt Constant/450 Watt Peak
Power Supply Mounted
Top
PSU Main Connector 20+4Pin
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ITX
With Side Panel Window
No
Expansion
External 5.25″ Drive Bays
1
External 3.5″ Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays
1
Hot-Swap Drive Bays 1 Sliding Bays
Expansion Slots
4 Low Profile
With front LCD display
Yes
Front Ports
Front Ports
USB 2.0 x 2 , Audio & Mic
Cooling System
80mm Fans 1 x 80mm Top Fans
Physical Spec
Dimensions(L x W x H)
15.74″ x 4.09″ x 12.79″
Weight 9.50 lbs.
Features
Features
Included LCD Display

Supports Micro-ATX / ITX

Glossy Black Painting

Slim and compact design

Supports Low Profile Cards

Included Power Supply Sentey BCP450-OM

Today’s EIO post is on educational language software that can help you stay competitive in the expanding globalized workforce.

 

Why Is Language Education Practical And Needed

Increasing globalization has created a large need for people in the workforce who can communicate in multiple languages. The uses of common languages are in areas such as trade, tourism, international relations, technology, media, and science.  Hundreds of languages are available for self-study, from scores of publishers, for a range of costs, using a variety of methods. But here at EIO, we recommend going with computer software.

 

Why You Should Choose PC Software As Your Learning Method

Software can interact with the individual in ways that other learning methods cannot:
1. Software fits into your schedule and is accessible at any time you are in front of your computer.  It allows people to learn at their own pace and doesn’t have the inconvenience of being required to sit in a classroom or attend a lecture.

2. Some software records the learner, analyzes the pronunciation, and gives feedback. Learning from software is like getting individual tutoring from a teacher.  It’s all one-on-one instruction.

Take A Look At Some Of Our Products

 

TOPICS Entertainment Instant Immersion Spanish Levels 1,2 & 3

 

Spanish Levels 1-2 -3Windows/Mac
Model
Brand TOPICS Entertainment
Model 81122
Spec
Name Instant Immersion Spanish Levels 1,2 & 3
Type Learning
Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac OS
Packaging Retail
Feature
Features Spanish Levels 1-2 -3 (v.2) Windows/Mac The Complete Language Learning System – Instant Immersion uses natural image association techniques to help you learn as easily as you learned your first language. With Instant Immersion, you will have more fun, save money and reach your goals faster. Contains 6 Language Learning CD ROMs + 3 Bonus Discs (Interactive DVD, Audio MP3 CD, “Who is Oscar Lake” game.) PC & Mac Compatible Minimum System Requirements: MAC OS X 10.3.9; Win XP/Vista, P4, 500 MHz, 512MB RAM, 1024 X 768 Color Display, Sound Card, CD ROM Drive

 

 

TOPICS Entertainment Instant Immersion English Levels 1-2-3

 

English Levels 1-2 -3
Windows/Mac
Model
Brand TOPICS Entertainment
Model 81124
Spec
Name Instant Immersion English Levels 1-2 -3
Type Learning
Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac OS
Packaging Retail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TOPICS Entertainment Instant Immersion German Levels 1,2 & 3

 

German Levels 1-2 -3
Windows/Mac
Model
Brand TOPICS Entertainment
Model 81126
Spec
Name Instant Immersion German Levels 1,2 & 3
Type Learning
Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac OS
Packaging Retail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOPICS Entertainment Instant Immersion Japanese Levels 1,2 & 3

 

Japanese Levels 1-2 -3
Windows/Mac
Model
Brand TOPICS Entertainment
Model 81128
Spec
Name Instant Immersion Japanese Levels 1,2 & 3
Type Learning
Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac OS
Packaging Retail

There’s a lot more to the PS3 than just games, of course, so we’ve got PS3 accessories to make the most of the PlayStation’s gaming capabilities. There’s something for just about everyone available below.

 

 

THRUSTMASTER 2969089 Rally GT Force Feedback Pro Clutch Edition

 

“3 PEDALS” pedal set: wide and adjustable
works with the PS3 versions of: COLIN McRAE DiRT2 SUPERCAR CHALLENGE
Large and sturdy clamping system
Model
Brand THRUSTMASTER
Model 2969089
Specifications
Type Controller
Features
Features Also works with the PS3 versions of:
COLIN McRAE DiRT2 (Codemasters)
SUPERCAR CHALLENGE (System 3 Software Ltd)

“3 PEDALS” pedal set: wide and adjustable
3 pedals with wide foot rest
All 3 pedals are adjustable
Natural brake pedal resistance (for enhanced realism)

Many functions accessible directly on the wheel
10 action buttons (with 14 positions)
D-Pad (for car settings)
2 progressive levers + 2 digital levers

Exclusive “5 AXES” mode
Axis 1: Wheel
Axis 2: Gas
Axis 3: Brake
Axis 4: Clutch or left progressive cockpit view
Axis 5: Handbrake or right progressive cockpit view

Exclusive “Force” button
Lets you enable/disable re-centering directly during the game

2 gearshift methods (select between “Rally” or “GT” style driving)
Sequential gearshift stick (new life-size handle!)
2 digital levers behind the wheel (now reinforced)

High-quality materials
Oversized rubber-textured wheel
270° of rotation
Metal axle and ball bearing mechanism (for maximum precision and fluidity)
Mixed belt pulley and gears system (for a smooth and ultra-silent Force Feedback mechanism)
Large and sturdy clamping system

Force Feedback with TouchSense technology (licensed by Immersion Corporation)

THRUSTMASTER 2960703 T.Flight Hotas X FLight Stick

 

Programmable: the 12 buttons and 5 axles are entirely programmable.
Detachable, real-size, ergonomically-designed throttle control
Model
Brand THRUSTMASTER
Model 2960703
Specifications
Type Joystick
Features
Features Wide hand-rest for optimal comfort

Programmable: the 12 buttons and 5 axles are entirely programmable.

(**) This joystick is not distributed under licence or with the approval of Microsoft Corporation / Ubisoft / 505 Games.

Detachable, real-size, ergonomically-designed throttle control

Configurations by default:
PC : Flight Simulator X (**) Microsoft
PS3 & PC : Tom Clancy’s HawX (**) Ubisoft
PS3: IL-2 Sturmovik Birds of prey (**) 505 Games

Unique: Plug & Play for ultra-simple and fast installation with all functions pre-configured for immediate takeoff (without worrying about configuration)

Exclusive “MAPPING” button: all functions may be instantly switched around between each other

Dual-system aerodynamic control: by rotating handle (with integrated blocking system) or by progressive tilting lever

High-precision joystick with adjustable resistance

Trigger for brakes (civil flight) or for rapid fire (military flight) + multi-directional hat (panoramic view)

Internal memory: to save all of your programming, even with the joystick disconnected

Weighted base for greater stability

Exclusive “PRESET” button”: to switch, while playing, instantly from one programme to another

Turtle Beach EARFORCEP21 Ear Force PX21 Headset

 

Binaural
3.5 Connector
16 ft Cable length
Model
Brand Turtle Beach
Model EARFORCEP21
Headphone
Connectivity Technology Wired
Wireless Technology Not Applicable
Wireless Operating Distance Not Applicable
Sound Mode Stereo
Minimum Frequency Response 20 Hz
Maximum Frequency Response 20 kHz
Earpiece Design Over-the-head
Earpiece Type Binaural
Features
Features The Ear Force PX21 integrates premium stereo game sound with crystal-clear communication on the PlayStation Network (PSN), XBOX LIVE and PC/Mac to create the definitive audio environment for playing popular game titles on all platforms. The PX21 is two headsets in one, a stereo USB headset for chat sound and an amplified stereo headset for game sound. If you’re serious about your PS3, XBOX 360 or PC gaming, then get serious about the sound. Move up to the Ear Force PX21 and become a better player while experiencing your games as they were meant to be heard.
Mad Catz MOV888810003/04/1 3DShot for PlayStationMove Motion Controller – Red

 

Wireless Controller
Red
Model
Brand MADCATZ
Model MOV888810003/04/1
Type Wireless Controller
Features
Features Arm yourself with the latest in motion-sensing weaponry: Mad Catz’ 3DShot for the PlayStation Move motion controller. With a realistic spring-loaded trigger—which activates the motion controller’s trigger when squeezed—the 3DShot enhances gameplay and puts you in the midst of all the action. The ergonomically balanced design with its weighted feel gives the impression that you’re holding a well-crafted implement of destruction. Whether you’re taking down zombie enemies or obliterating terrorists futilely trying to escape your deadly aim, the 3DShot has your shooter gameplay needs thoroughly covered.

Realistic spring-loaded trigger activates motion controller button
Securely holds PlayStation Move motion controller
Enhances game realism
Ergonomically balanced with weighted feel

Works Great With:

Resident Evil5: Gold Edition
Time Crisis Razing Storm

Today’s EIO post is on car electronics and the different products related to rear view cameras for automobiles.

What are Backup Cameras:

A backup camera is a special type of video camera that is produced specifically for the purpose of being attached to the rear of a vehicle to aid in backing up. Backup cameras are alternatively known as ‘reversing cameras’ or ‘rear view cameras’.

The design of a backup camera is distinct from other cameras in that the image is horizontally flipped so that the output is a mirror image. This is necessary because the camera and the driver face opposite directions, and without it, the camera’s right would be on the driver’s left and vice versa. A mirrored image makes the orientation of the display consistent with the physical mirrors installed on the vehicle. A backup camera typically sports a wide-angle or fisheye lens. While such a lens spoils the camera’s ability to see faraway objects, it allows the camera to see an uninterrupted horizontal path from one rear corner to the other. The camera is typically pointed on a downward angle, to view potential obstacles on the ground as well as the position of approaching walls and docks, rather than straight back.

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Pyle PLCM19 Low Lux Rear Camera Black Chrome Metal Lisence Plate Frame

 

Low Lux Rear Camera
Black Chrome Metal
License Plate Frame

 

Model
Brand Pyle
Model PLCM19
Specification
Type Back up Camera & Rear View Mirrors w/ Monitors
Features
Features
  • 420 TVL Horizontal Resolution
  • Waterproof Rating : IP67
  • Sensor Image: Color CMD Sensor
  • Low Light Capable
  • 17 Foot Male to Male RCA Video Cable
  • TV System: PAL/NTSC
  • Effective Pixels: 512 x 492
  • Resolution (TV Lines) : 420
  • Resolution (TV Lines) : 420
  • Video Output: 1.0V pp-77Ohm
  • Lens Angle: MAX 170°
  • Power Supply: DC 12V
  • Current Consuption (mA): 200mA
  • Dimension: 312 x 162 mm
  • Operating Temperature (Deg
  • C): -20 – +75 (RH95%MAX.)
  • Storage Temperature (Deg
  • C): -40 – +85 (RH95%MAX)
  • Sold as : Unit

 

PYLE PLCM7300BT 7″ Mirror Monitor W/ Rearview Night Vision Camera Built-In Bluetooth

 

7”TFT Mirror Monitor
Rear-View Night Vision Camera
Built-In Bluetooth

 

Model
Brand PYLE
Model PLCM7300BT
Type Rear View System
Specification
Dimensions Screen Dimensions: 10.19″ x 4.25″ x 1.81″

Camera Dimensions: 8.46″ x 1.29″ x 1.37″

Features
Features 7″ TFT (16:9) Wide Screen

Universal Clip On Existing Mirrors

Wireless Remote Control

Resolution: 480 x RGB x 234

Contrast Ratio: 400 CD/M2

Viewing Angle: U/D90° L/R120°

Power Consumption: 6W

Auto Switch PAL/NTSC

Dual Video Input(DVD/CAMERA/GAME)

Rearview Night Vision Camera

Built-In Bluetooth System

Display In-coming Calls

License Plate Mount

Anti Glare Mirror

 

PYLE PLCM24IR Universal Mount Rear View Backup Camera

 

Universal Mount Rear View Backup Camera
Model
Brand Pyle
Model PLCM24IR
Spec
Type Rear View Camera
Image Sensor 1/3″ Color CMD
Pixels 580 x 540
Resolution 420 TV Lines
Illumination 1.0 LUX (Min.)
View Angle 170°
Output Level 1.0 Vpp-75 Ohm
Power Requirement DC 12V
Dimensions 0.67″ x 0.67″ x 0.9″
Features
Features Water Proof 1/3″ Color CMD

17 Foot Male to Male RCA Video Cable

IP Rating: 68

Auto Image Adjustment

PYLE PLCM38FRV Universal Rear View Backup Color Camera

 

Universal Mount Optional Front View & Rear View Backup
Color CMD
Distance Scale Line Camera

 

Model
Brand Pyle
Model PLCM38FRV
Specification
Image Sensor 1.3″ Color DVD
Pixels 580 x 540
Resolution 8 420 TV Lines
Illumination 0.5 LUX (Min.)
View Angle 170°
Color System PAL / NTSC
Output Level 1.0 Vpp-75 Ohm
Power Requirement DC 12V
Dimensions 3.18″ x 2.95″ x 2.17″
Features
Features Water Proof Front & Rear View Camera

17 Foot Male To Male RCA Video Cable

Ip rating: 68

Auto Image Adjustment

LED Light For Night vision

Distance Scale Line