Life simplified

gadget  /   /  By Nafisa Akabor

From an early age I’ve been exposed to technology. I’m very grateful that my dad decided to buy a PC when he did (must have been ‘94/‘95). I have memories of getting good grades on my assignments for presentation – some of which being printed on a dot matrix (using DOS). Things got better when Windows 95 was released. Okay, by things, I mean my assignments. (On a random note, who remembers Encarta encyclopaedia?) I used to spend hours exploring and learning what the super cool machine could do. I went into every option I could click and right click, including the control panel.

Other memories include me deleting important DLL files and other stuff from the root directory. Ok, that was a big confession for me. (Remember I was a teenager – don‘t judge me, OK?) My dad wanted the hard drive cleaned out because too much space was being used too quickly (sound familiar?), so I did a quick “clean-up”. Hahaa. That turned out in me being “banned” from using the PC ever again. Of course that didn’t last very long because I knew my way around the way my dad didn’t. Lucky our techie lived in the ‘hood.

Yes, experience is the best teacher.

One of the reasons I love technology is that it simplifies life. Which brings me to the point of this post, finally, after all that unnecessary babbling. I received this nifty little gadget from iomega and I cant begin to tell you what an awesome piece of technology it is:

screenplay_tv

It’s a ScreenPlay TV link adaptor. Because I watch my TV series from a flash stick, I end up switching my TV to PC mode (I have a screen linked) and the files are played back in a less than perfect quality (that of the PC). When displayed on a 42” plasma, it does not look its best.

The adaptor allows me to plug my flash stick straight into the USB port and watch instantly. No more hassle. The quality is way better obviously. It has its own remote control (one more to fight over). Read about its features here.

Rad.

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