Are Wireless Chargers better than normal chargers?

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Wireless Chargers have been out for a while now but what are they and what do they do? A Wireless Charger will allow you to charge your device(s) without actually needing to plug them into an outlet. This can be beneficial for those who cannot handle clutter because it comes cordless, so you do not have to deal with loose cords around. Having no cables is reliant, it can be more worrying if you had to think about how damaged cables can be worn out quickly and stop working. It’s also great if you’re looking for a wireless charger for cars. There is little to no risk of any electrical liabilities as it is less likely for any corrosions to take place due to no exposure to oxygen or water.

Wireless Chargers can also be applied on many other devices, making it a universal item to buy e.g. Apple Watches or Apple Air pods. Another proven fact is that Wireless Chargers are not that harmful to your devices’ battery. The biggest misconception that had everyone originally avoiding Wireless Chargers was that it can ruin your device and damage your battery, however when you buy a good quality Wireless Charger, the chances of it damaging your battery are very low as it automatically shuts off your device. This means more battery life, less energy and no overheating.

Are Wireless Chargers better than normal chargers?

If you are on the go, there are many Wireless Chargers, if you’re looking for the best wireless chargers out there in the market. They’re specifically made to prevent you from having to carry your charger with you and looking for a charging port. We have all been through the struggle with chargers and battery life, but with Wireless Chargers on your phone case, it can help prevent that issue. If you’d prefer, You could charge the phone case, which would leave you with 100% battery life for a while. Even after your case charger runs out of charge, your phone would be completely charged and you would not have to wait, you could go about your day. This wireless technology has helped us grow drastically in the last few years, there’s now Wireless Chargers installed in furniture!

All good things also have limitations. For one, you would have to align your device(s) directly on the charger as well as check if it moves. Wireless Chargers can also be more expensive than regular cable chargers especially paying almost £60 for a charger that can easily be misplaced or taken by anyone. Compatibility is a major issue with wireless charging. Many people have faced issues with compatibility, as it is harder for some chargers to draw in power. When you draw in power, most- if not ALL the chargers release 20% of power into the air, which is ultimately energy waste.  

Personally, I would stay on the safe side and keep a regular cable with me; I would only buy a wireless charger if I were travelling abroad or going on a long trip but even then, I would still bring my regular charger.

External Hard Drives Better Than Flash Drives?

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I think what important to know about both drives, is the lifespan. Which one lasts longer? Generally, the majority of flash drives (Memory Sticks) are used for 2 years. A flash drive is a type of technology that stores data. When the disk is turned off, the Memory stick remembers all the data and the data is saved. Memory Sticks have many advantages that can optimise your storage better. Many of the advantages include; keeping your data safe, it’s also compatible with many different devices and being portable. They are small and easy to carry around. If you’re looking for a fast way to save your files than I suggest you take a look at our website. We do many types of flash drives, from 4GB to 256GB. Unlike the external Hard Drive, the Memory Sticks used are durable and does not contain any moving parts.

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Just like many other things, there are many weaknesses that memory sticks have, one of them being it’s cost. They are usually quite pricey as they are more costly in manufacturing. A flash drive may be small and easy to carry with you but it can definitely be harder to find when it’s lost. This makes it more susceptible to damages and it’s worse if you have important files or data saved on it. Memory sticks are also at risk of viruses and programs that can cause data corruption. You cannot access your files once the Memory Stick is corrupted.

Similarly to the Memory Sticks however, the External Hard Disk drives are also portable and easy to carry, can be used with any computer that has a USB port, your data can also be backed up as the storage capacity on a hard drive is the most common reason people tend to buy Hard Disk Drives. Hard Disk Drives can also be longer lasting, which is convenient and much better than Memory sticks as a Memory stick is more prone to corrupt and break faster. Did you know that an external hard drive could also improve the performance of certain computers such as Mac’s?

The external hard drive can also have issues that can affect you negatively, these include the hard disc drive that can be damaged or broken easily if it’s not taken care of, it’s not password protected, and so files can easily be accessed if you lose it. The External Hard Drives can also come chunky and heavier so it can be harder to carry around.

Ultimately, there are many positives and negatives for an External Hard Drive and a Memory Stick but personally, the Memory Stick holds more vulnerability for me. It’s a lot easier to lose a memory stick than to lose an External Hard Drive, as a Memory Stick is a lot smaller. I definitely recommend having a hard drive especially if you have many data to store. If you decide to go for a flash drive than I recommend going for a branded one like Sandisk Flash Drive This could help keep your files more organised and leave you more satisfied than having a Memory Stick that can be corrupted at any time.

The making of Ink

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Most of us have used a Colour Printer at least once in our lives and it’s self-explanatory that a colour printer requires Ink Cartridges, but do you know how the cartridges are made?

The CMYK colours that are used to reflect light are completely different to RGB colours that are used to transmit light; instead, the Ink Cartridges in CYMK colours consist of; Cyan, Yellow, Magenta, and Black. They are used to create Black. These colours are often the colours found in printers. On the other hand, all colours for any display that transmits light are Red, Blue and Green, which are RGB models; RGB models are displayed on your TV’s and computers by using the colours to transmit light.

CMYK vs RGB

Similar materials in Ink are used in art and identifying what right colours to use and what to mix is important in creating vivid images. Ink and paint are very alike. Ink is not just used for printing; it’s used for writing and drawing also. It’s crazy to think that Ink dates back to the ancient Egyptians with their hieroglyphics, or the Chinese with their calligraphy or even the Romans!

Primarily… what is Ink and how is it made?

A combination of ingredients are incorporated with the makes of Ink, these include; resin, a variety of pigments, varnish, lubricants and wax. All of these are mixed at high temperatures to form a mixture that is alike. Titanium dioxide is used to lighten the pigments whilst carbon black pigments are made from Black Ink, meanwhile varnish is used for any base of any Ink. The pigments are used in the mixture to break any clumpy parts formed from the resins (which secure the ingredients together). An oil is a common base used in the making of printer Ink.

In simpler terms, it goes a bit like this:

  1. Varnish Manufacturing
  2. Premix
  3. Grinding
  4. Dilution
  5. Packaging

The heating process differs for certain printers like Brothers or Epson, as a substitute a material called piezoelectric is used and an electrical current then changes the shape of the piezoelectric. The pressure forces the ink to form a droplet into the nozzle.

Did you know…?

  • Did you know that certain fonts use more Ink?

Certain fonts like ‘Arial’ use more Ink due to It being much larger, meaning the cartridges and Ink run out faster than fonts like Garamond, Times New Roman or Courier.