Thursday, January 11, 2018

Goal Zero Nomad 7 Plus Review

In most metrics, except for weight and portability, the Goal Zero Nomad 7 did not stand out. Though the panel did not perform outstandingly regarding output power and efficiency, it does have an excellent design and is a significant improvement from the previous model.

Charge Interruption Recovery

Much like other panels in this capacity range (i.e., the Renogy 5W and the Outad 7W), the Nomad 7 Plus struggled to recover a charge after an interruption in solar energy. In fact, the 7 Plus would not even re-connect to our iPhone after being shaded for a few seconds. This is a huge issue with such a lightweight and portable panel, as charging a phone or another small device is its main use. Panels with more overall output power, such as the Anker PowerPort 21, Anker Powerport Lite, Instapark Mercury 10, X-Dragon 20, and Nomad earned 8 out of 10s for this metric.

Charging Speed

In our side-by-side comparisons, the Nomad 7 Plus was one of the least efficient chargers for an iPhone 6 in direct sun. We gave each panel 30 minutes to charge an iPhone and measured the increase in battery with each panel. The Nomad 7 Plusonly managed to charge the phone 18%. This was less than the previous model, the Nomad 7 which managed to charge a phone 33% in the same time. For charging the external battery, the Nomad 7 Plus performed worse than its predecessor again by only charging our external battery 9% in four hours. It's important to remember that other panels with the same wattage, like the Renogy 5W and the Outad 7W, had dismal numbers in this category as well, since their overall output is just not as powerful as a 20W panel.

Multiple Device Charging Speed

This small panel can't charge multiple devices at once and thus is only designed with one USB port. Unlike the previous model, the Nomad 7 Plus comes with just one USB cord and no adaptors at all, making it overall more straightforward and easy to use. If charging multiple devices at once is essential to you, check out a more powerful panel, such as the X-Dragon 20W or the Anker 21W.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

SunJack HeatBank – USB Hand Warmer / 7500mAh Power Bank – Rechargeable And Reusable Pocket Warmer

7500 mAh battery capacity; charges your mobile devices 3-4 times, or provides heating for 4 hours.
Smart temperature detecting system: device automatically stops heating when surface temperature reaches 122°F-heating stops after an hour to save battery.
Device can be charged and discharged simultaneously. 2A input fast charge, works great with the SunJack panel

SunJack Heat Bank keeps you warm and your mobile devices charged. This little device weights only 0.6 lbs, has a dimension of 4.1 x 2.8 x 1.8 inch. Rounded design and smooth surface make it fits perfect in your hand. Device heats up from both sides, and reaches 122F; keep you warm when it gets cold. 7500mAh battery capacity and simultaneously charge and discharge make it a great powerbank. Specification: Battery Capacity: 7500mAh Input: 2A Max Output: 2A Dimension: 4.1 x 2.8 x 1.8 inch Weight: 0.35 lbs Charging Time: 2A/5 hours Surface Temperature: 122F plus/minus 41F when heating What is in the box: Heat Bank Charging cable Strap User Manual
7500 mAh battery capacity; charges your mobile devices 3-4 times, or provides heating for 4 hours.
Smart temperature detecting system: device automatically stops heating when surface temperature reaches 122°F-heating stops after an hour to save battery.
Device can be charged and discharged simultaneously. 2A input fast charge, works great with the SunJack panel
To protect your safety and the device, it has temperature protection, over charge and discharge protection, short-circuit protection, over current protection, over voltage protection and over wattage protection.
One year hassle free warranty

Friday, October 20, 2017

Denon DJ MC6000MK2 Professional Digital Mixer and Controller

Denon DJ MC6000MK2 Professional Digital Mixer and Controller

The DENON DJ MC6000MK2 Professional Digital Mixer and Controller is designed for mobile DJs and live performance applications. The controller is housed in a stainless steel chassis and features a built-in 24-bit audio interface, a 4 channel/8 source real-time matrix, and is designed for use with Serato. The controller comes with a copy of Serato Intro, which can be upgraded to the full version of the program, Serato DJ. It is fully MIDI compliant and compatible with other DJ programs such as Virtual DJ, MixVibes Cross, and Native Instruments Traktor by using MIDI mappings. The controller comes with a voucher for a full version of Serato DJ with product registration and also supports Serato's DVS expansion pack which allows you to send Serato NoiseMap signals using the controller's interface.

For performance, the controller features two built-in decks, 4+4 hot cue/sampler buttons with bank selector key, auto/manual looping, pitch bend controls, and the option of connecting turntables, CDJs, or auxiliary inputs for 4-deck operation as a mixer. Additional routing is possible through the USB audio input. The top panel of the unit features transport, EQ, pitch, loop, hot-cue/sample, navigation, and FX controls. You can also use the controller as a video mixer, by utilizing the optional Serato Video plug-in to program, mix, scratch, and add transition FX to videos.

The mixer's controls are designed for Serato's interface, enabling functions such as roll, sensor, and slip as well as view preferences such as panel, view, area, and list. Four independent deck layer keys enable fast selection of tracks. To record, the unit features a line 3/4 thru to PC mode for connecting to a Mac or PC.

The unit includes a beat parameter knob for controlling beat attributes, FX tap buttons for setting the BPM, FX mode change control, and 8 assign keys for effect control. For vocals, the unit offers dual balanced microphone inputs with independent EQ and echo FX controls. The controller features balanced 1/4" booth, balanced XLR main, and unbalanced RCA main outputs. Optional accessories such as a 19" rackmount kit and nylon flight case are available (sold separately).
    4-Channel, 4-Deck, 8-Source Digital Mixer
    Includes Serato DJ Intro (2-deck) and is optimized for Serato video
    Compatible with Virtual DJ Pro, Traktor Pro 2, and MixVibes Cross
    Tabletop design for mobile DJing
    4-Deck Control with independent deck buttons for Serato DJ (with upgrade)
    Real-time mixer matrix operation with analog sources and USB MIDI/Audio
    2-in/2-out 24-Bit USB Audio interface
    X-F link audio/video assignable cross fader function (for Serato Video, w/ upgrade)
    105mm touch-sensitive jog wheel
    60mm long pitch slider with 14-bit resolution
    File browser navigation keys and rotary encoder file selector knobs with illuminated ring
    4+4 hot cue/sampler buttons with bank selector key
    Auto/manual looping with loop adjust and Roll
    Censor and slip controls
    Three effect adjustment knobs with on/off buttons and beat knob selector
    Cue and Play buttons
    Shift key for dual button operation of interface
    Search keys to move around within the audio file
    Pitch bend keys
    Vinyl on/off button
    Sync key for beat matching between decks
    Key lock on/off button
    Filter/video adjustment knob with on/off buttons
    Selectable PFL input gain and program meters
    Independent cue system for all channels
    Split cue with cue/master pan knob
    High output headphone amp
    45mm channel and cross faders
    Independent Channel A-B thru switch
    Cross fader contour adjustment
    Independent 3-band channel EQ with kills for high, mid, and low
    XLR balanced and RCA unbalanced master output
    Master output stereo/mono switch
    Booth output with source selector and level control
    Two microphone inputs (XLR and 1/4" TRS)
    Microphone 3-band EQ (high, mid, low) for microphones 1 and 2
    Microphone ducking and built in echo effect for microphone 1 and 2
    Utility presets to customize user settings
    MIDI mappable control surface
    Upgradeable firmware via USB
    Steel chassis
    Kensington lock terminal to prevent theft
    Mac OS X 10.6 or later and windows XP/Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8 compatible
    Optional 19" rackmount accessory
    Optional nylon flight case available

Monday, September 11, 2017

Numark Mixtrack Pro review

Once connected, you must install the Asio 4 All audio driver. The Numark Mixtrack Pro works with standard Windows audio drivers, but the ASIO driver is essential for providing the low latencies needed for effective mixing and scratching. When you're DJing, you want your controller to be as responsive as possible so that when you move the jog wheel to scratch, for example, you hear the scratch sound straight after the movement, not seconds later. The lower the latency, the more immediate the sound.

Once the driver's installed, you can install the bundled DJing software, and the Mixtrack Pro comes with two of the best entry-level DJing applications around: Traktor LE 2 and Serato DJ Intro. It's also compatible with the new Serato DJ software, and should work with any other DJing software that supports MIDI mapping.

Traktor LE 2 looks similar to the full version of Traktor Pro 2 shown here, but doesn't have Traktor Pro 2's advanced features

We're massive fans of both applications, and both have their strengths and weaknesses when combined with the Mixtrack Pro. Serato DJ Intro, for example, is great for scratching and beatjuggling because it responds well to jog wheel movements and displays your tracks’ waveforms and top of each other or side by side. Traktor is brilliant for mixing and creating live edits with hot-cues and loops, and its effects are the finest you’ll find in DJing software.

Serato Intro DJ is a great entry-level DJing application

The Mixtrack Pro's mixer section consists of three upfaders and a crossfader. The left and right upfaders control the volume of the left and right channels respectively, while the middle fader controls the volume of the master output. The upfaders are placed very close together and very close to the jog wheels. We didn't accidentally move the jog wheel or an adjacent fader, but we'd still prefer more room between the faders and jog wheels.
We'd also prefer a little more room around the crossfader. It's possible to hit a channel fader when it's fully closed and you're scratching, and the crossfader area feels a little cramped.

In terms of feel, the upfaders have quite a bit of resistance to them, which is great for smooth mixing, but not so good if you want to snap them back and forth quickly. Sure, the Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4 has much smoother upfaders with less resistance, but the Mixtrack Pro's faders aren't bad considering the cost of the unit.

As for the crossfader, it's loose enough for scratching but has enough resistance for smooth, confident mixing. It's certainly much better than the crossfaders you used to get on entry-level DJ controllers.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

How do you rank key words?

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To compete in the fast growing market of SEM, Treehouse immediately set itself apart by placing Chief Technology Officer DeVries at the helm, who is among the most coveted experts in the business now. DeVries was previously a lead technical advisor at a competing local firm, achieving top rankings for major customers such as Entrepreneur,, Viacom, Workopolis, and Ziff Davis Media. DeVries' expertise has brought him much industry focus and put him in high demand as a speaker at industry events by people looking to pick his mind.

How About an Annual Financial Check Up?

We receive ups on our cars, our homes, our bodies as well as our pets. But what about obtaining a yearly up in our own lives? Most of us have goals and dreams. However, certain fiscal obstacles may set a dent or work for a stop sign contrary to our plans to attain those aims.

There are lots of financial changes that could typically happen in any given 12 month period- being put from work, retirement, and a natural catastrophe, a significant purchase, an illness, the birth of a child, a marriage, a divorce, or a death, price of faculty, providing care for an older parent etc.

What does it mean to acquire a yearly up?

To put it simply, it's an annual overview of your financial standing. Ordinarily, Financial Planners will gather a customer's information ( & credit announcements, names for houses, tax returns, insurance policies, etc.), and reevaluate their objectives, analyze assets, make recommendations and implement a strategy in line with the customer's needs and individual targets.

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How do you find a Financial Planner and just how can you know whether you can trust them?
There are loads of Financial Planners on the market and the connection you've got with a Financial Planner will be quite private. So additionally, also be careful of individuals who call themselves An actual Financial Planner is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) which is governed with the nation, has a moral responsibility to act in your interest, does not have any moral violations against them and follows a Code of Ethics, which include: Integrity, Objectivity, Competence, Fairness, Confidentiality, Professionalism and Diligence. The Financial Planner can function as Sole Practitioner or use a Provider. The Financial Planning Association (FPA) and the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. (CFP) equally supply listings of Certified throughout America.

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You may expect them to examine your present financial situation thoroughly and frankly. Furthermore, they will offer a financial portfolio to you. Based upon your needs and needs, they can allow you to stretch out the cash you currently have and may even assist you to invest the money you're earning. A Financial Planner is enthusiastic about assisting you to fulfill your long term financial targets for your future.

Last, have more control of your financial future in this fickle world. And let a yearly up to be aside from the future.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Top 5 Hybrid Energy News (Solar- and Wind-Diesel-Hybrid + Microgrids) – July 2017

The July edition of our “Top 5 Hybrid Energy News” includes a cutting-edge water-treatment project, a large-scale community project, a major acquisition, a hybrid energy system GOAL ZERO SHERPA 50 SOLAR RECHARGING KIT for a hospital, and a support scheme. It features Water Mission, Poul Due Jensen Foundation, Power and Water Corporation, Conergy, BMD, Aggreko, Younicos, UOSSM, and ADB. The July edition covers news from Tanzania, Australia, UK, Germany, Syria, and the Pacific region.

Top 1

1.2 MW Solar PV for Water treatment project in Tanzania - Funded by the Poul Due Jensen Foundation

The solar power plant will be part of a water project at refugee settlements in Western Tanzania. This is one of the largest solar-powered, safe-water treatment project in the world.

The project is managed by Water Mission and funded by the Poul Due Jensen Foundation. The aim of the initiative is to pump 100 percent of the water using solar power, with diesel generators as backup. According to Water Mission estimates, the cost of the project will be recovered in about nine years by ending the expenses for the diesel generators. An additional USD 1.3 million (EUR 1.2m) will be saved over the following 15 years.

Top 2

Australian Aboriginal Community to Cut Reliance on Diesel with 1MW Solar Plant

A remote Aboriginal community south of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory will soon be powered mostly by solar energy. A solar-diesel hybrid plant will be built as part of the Territory government’s SETuP program. The Daly River project will include a 1-MW solar array, that is expected to provide 100 percent of the local Nauiyu community’s energy needs during the day, relegating the diesel generators for use only at night and as back-up. Nauiyu is one of the first communities to be chosen for the program — which is being rolled out by local utility Power and Water Corporation. The project will be built by German-based Conergy and Queensland-based BMD Constructions.

Top 3

Aggreko Buys Energy Storage Company Younicos for £40 Million

Younicos offers modular and scalable smart energy storage and has over 200 MW of installed storage systems, with a project pipeline across both developed and emerging markets. The acquisition is a part of Aggreko’s strategy to adapt to markets that decarbonize, decentralize and become more digital.

Dan Ibbetson, Group Business Development Director, Aggreko, comments: “Solar-diesel hybrid projects are ideal for incorporating storage, providing power at a lower fuel and environmental cost. There are many possible applications and mines could certainly benefit. Individual customers will have to weigh up the various elements — environmental, cost and viability of the project over time — to implement the optimum power plan.”

Top 4

On-site Solar Project for Hospital in Syria

The pilot solar project, located at a hospital which was not identified for safety reasons, is expected to save more than 7000 liters of diesel per month, around 20-30 per cent of the hospital’s energy costs. The 127 kWp solar photovoltaic (PV) project was installed by the Syria Solar Initiative of French medical charity the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations (UOSSM). The installation also features battery with a capacity of 720 kWh. UOSSM plans to install five more PV systems at vulnerable Syrian hospitals and is seeking funding partners for these projects. The charity said it aims to eventually provide power for all Syrian hospitals.

Top 5

ADB Supporting Clean Energy Schemes in the Pacific Region

Manila-based bank, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is partnering with governments, communities and the private sector to support clean energy projects in the Pacific region. The program covers amongst other the Cook Islands, the Solomon Islands, and Micronesia. Solar-diesel hybrid and energy storage play an important role.

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