Traffic is a major cause of stress for a lot of people. The daily grind of getting in and out of work in most cities around the world can be a nightmare. Many people choose to live in small towns just to avoid this stressful journey every day that can really eat into their lives. At the moment house prices in Dublin are again going up so many people are now commuting over an hour into work from surrounding counties but that is probably a topic for another day! Even the image below can cause stress to a lot of people who are in and out of traffic each day!
To get into work people are having to get up at 6.30am and sit in their cars an hour to and an hour from work in the evenings. This causes a lot of stress on top of our already stressful lives. So what is the solution? Well cycling as well as any form of exercise is known to relieve stress. Cycling is not for everyone and does require a level of fitness. But there is a no game in town which we think is really interesting and that is electric scooters. These 2 wheel scooters are powered by an electric motor and they are a great way to commute to work.
Not only will you not be stuck in your car but you will be out in the fresh air which is also proven to help relieve stress. Electric scooters are a really fun way to travel and just as we have encouraged people to cycle for those who are not physically able this is another great way to get out of the car. Even if it is part of the journey. Electric scooters can be folded up and carried with you so you could drive into the suburbs and use the electric scooter to complete your journey or even hop on the train and bring the scooter with you. We just think this is another good way of getting people out of the car which is shown to be one of the biggest causes of stress. According to www.escooterstore.ie they are under €500 so very affordable and they also are eligible for the bike to work scheme.
The hoverboard is popping up all over social media again as it comes to the time of year to be buying presents. There has been both good and bad reviews of the hoverboards in the news going back as far as 2015 when they were first released. The problem with the boards is that they are made in China and thus the laws there are not as strict when it comes to the safety of the electronics. The hoverboards have a lithium battery that is of course rechargeable. The Chinese companies however were placing these batteries beside the motherboard which is not a good idea. If the batteries are left charging too long they will over heat and this can then cause the motherboard to catch fire. There has been numerous reports of this happening all over the world.
Amazingly these Chinese companies are still allowed sell the hoverboards but you should stay clear of these as it is just not worth the risk. When it comes to the hoverboards for sale in Ireland there are fortunately other options. Many companies offer the option of getting the board with an original Samsung batter which is 100% safe. Sure this may cost a bit extra but you can rest assured that they are safe. After all having your house burnt down over trying to save about €30 is not a very wise decision.
There are still companies here trying to sell the Chinese brand batteries so it is important to be vigilant. Many of these companies are in fact Chinese so they are not Irish at all even though they pretend to be. In fact on some popular forums such as Boards in Ireland people were saying that they ordered from these websites and there is no way to contact the company to get a refund. They had to go to Paypal directly to claim their money back. Always buy with an Irish company. You will get a warranty and you can pick up the phone if there are any issues.
I should probably start this post off with the obvious fact that I am indeed not a dentist but you guys knew that already. I drink a lot of coffee and I mean a lot of coffee. Because I work from home I am probably drinking 4 to 5 cups of coffee a day which is obviously not good but it gets me through the day. As a results I am pretty sure my breathe has gotten worse and also my teeth have gotten quite dark. My friend is a dental technician and he suggested that I go try a teeth whitening kit to see if they help my teeth come back to a lighter colour.
I have heard stories about teeth whiteing strips damaging teeth and people not using them right so I had a look online and found the company Glorysmile who have a range of natural product teeth whitening kits and strips. They are not that expensive so I said I would give them a go. I am not on day 5 of using the strips and I am not sure if it is in my head but I do think they look better than they did and I am less than half way through the recommend time of use of 14 days. You have to leave them on for 30 minutes per session which is quite annoying so I usually use them before bed. From what I read on their website the teeth whitening kits are faster to use and a bit stronger but as it is my first time I just wanted to be sure that they aren’t going to damage my teeth so I went for the strips.
With another 9 days of this to go I expect that they will have helped bring my teeth back to their normal whitish colour. I have cut down on coffee and chocolate to go a long with this however so I am sure that has played a part. Also if you are reading this and not sure whether to try them or not they also have a range of charcoal teeth whitening products that are all natural so maybe that is a good place to start.
We recently put a dash cam into the front and rear of my car and already I have had an incident and have put the dash cam to use. In my local supermarket car park is it pretty much a free for all with peoples cars getting dented both from people reversing and also from people slamming their doors into the side of your car….this actually seems particularly common. Anyway I know that some people don’t take care, appreciate or look after their cars but that does not mean it is OK to slam your door into some elses car and then not even leave a message with your details.
So people have been encouraged to take matters into their own hands. After calling into the supermarket manager we were amazed to hear that there is in fact no CCTV in the car park. He also said that this happens several times a week with customers calling into him looking for footage. Maybe it is an idea for him to install a camera but regardless matters have been taken into our own hands. This camera records 24/7 so if anyone clips the car or slams their door into the car and don’t leave a note we will have all of their details.
I am sorry to say that the biggest culprits of this are old women. They either don’t realise they have done it or they do and don’t care. Not to bash old women but when I worked in a supermarket years ago the biggest problem were also old women who played dumb when they were caught. Sure you would think it would be groups of young lads but that is pretty obvious and they are always kept an eye on but the older women not so much.
Do you need to turn the volume just to block out any external noise? It is not very good for your hearing—the noise-canceling headphones generally work to isolate & “remove” any unwanted sounds when preserving your original audio signal. It means you will be able to listen to the music, audio books, movies, and podcasts at lower volumes. However, before choosing your pair, it is very important to know what kind of noise cancellation you are looking for.
Different types of Noise Cancelling
The best bluetooth headphones make use of microphones, which can listen to the outside noise and circuitry that will analyze it & generate the counter signal. Such signal will do more than only blocking the noise, like the thick ear pads on the headphones (noise isolation). Best headphones work very well, and many owners can put them on and turn on its power, and do not have to listen to anything with them—only to enjoy silence.
Passive Noise Canceling Headphones
Even without electronics, over the ear headphones still can block out the majority of the outside noise with the aforementioned noise isolation that is at times referred as the passive noise canceling. So, you just require better fitting ear cups, which form the strong seal over your ears. And this list will focus on the active headphones.
Standard and Noise-Canceling
Although not always a case, the noise canceling headphones normally do not sound very good as the same price standard ones. The manufacturers prioritize more on the noise-canceling headphones that will interfere with the audio signal quality. Audiophiles generally will prefer the headphones without any noise cancellation, just to make sure that they get the right sound that is unaffected by the audio processing.
The technology behind the noise canceling headphones gives users an opportunity to experience complete silence, improved relaxation, improved performance, decreased stress, and stay focused.
Are you currently thinking about cutting your cable cord? If this is the case, you shouldn’t hesitate! With one of the ingenious Android TV boxes, it is possible to replicate the features and channels of your television, without spending excessively. Below, you will learn about all of the things you can do with one of these boxes.
Watch Live TV
Most individuals are forced to pay for cable, because they want to stream and watch live television channels. This is no longer a problem. With an Android TV box, it is possible to do the same. Although it will depend on the box you purchase, an assortment of different channels will be available to you!
Stream TV Shows and Movies
If you want to be able to watch movies and television shows on demand, your Android box will allow you to do just that! Regardless of what you wish to watch, you’ll be able to quickly pick your poison and begin streaming the movie or show directly to your television.
Music And More
An assortment of other features is available, as well. For instance, you can play music directly from your television, by using your box. It is also possible to download and play video games! Turning your box into a DVR is another possibility.
At the end of the day, Android video boxes are more than capable of replicating all of the features and functions of your cable television. The best aspect of all is that you’ll be able to save heaps of money, by making the switch.
The Asian company Zoomtak have released their new K5 android TV box which allows streaming across multiple apps and media types. I happen to know one of the agents for Zoomtak and recently got one of the boxes to try out and I must say it is pretty impressive. The retail price on this box is around €120.00 which isn’t too bad although their are cheaper android tv boxes on the market.
The thing that impressed me the most about the K5 android TV box was the quality of the box. It is very similar to the Apple TV box that is really popular everywhere but in my opinion it is actually more of a media centre than the Apple box. The only thing is that the interface is not as easy to use, well say easy but mean it is cumbersome to use more than difficult. In saying that though their are wireless keyboards available which you can use with the box. In my case I have an S3 mini android phone so I downloaded a free keyboard for android TV and that works fine so it is another option for my readers.
So how is this different to the numerous android TV boxes on the market? Well I have been told that Zoomtak run their own servers so there is less chance of them being brought down thus rending your android TV box useless. Zoomtak seem like a big company so this is another plus of using them.
Thanks for visiting my blog my mind matters. I am a 32 year old male from Dublin, Ireland and I love writing current events, tech reviews, new product trends and basically anything that comes to mind..hence “my mind matters”. Oh and I am also a huge music fan and will be blogging about the up and coming festivals here in Ireland as well as abroad. I personally plan on going to forbidden fruit, body and soul, longitude and electric picnic so I have a busy summer ahead!
At the moment I am looking to a new job and have had some interviews over the last few days so I will keep my posts up to date with what is going on there if anyone cares :P. For the moment though I still have some work on my site to do so better get back to work. Thanks.