Computer gadgets & choosing tips
What are computer gadgets? Well, PC gadgets are products that are designed to do particular tasks more than the normal way, which add additional computing experience to a user. Usually PC gadgets enable us to access frequently used tools easily.Gadgets types range from simple device such as e-readers to camcorders and Tablets.
Here we only discuss about mini gadgets related with computers.
You can still work and operate on your computer without using PC gadgets, but if you use these products, you may do some things quickly and easily. Using gadgets, you can view current news, weather condition, location maps etc right on the desktop without opening a browser.
Gadgets can be software (desktop gadgets) and hardware. Desktop gadgets are mini programs that assist your day-to-day work on a computer. For example, stick note, appointment reminder, Auto translator, photo slide, music players, PC temperature meter and message notifier are some of the gadgets that can be installed on your computer.
Currently, there are thousands of computer gadgets available online, but not all are important. It therefore requires your decision and research. As we have already said, desktop gadgets will help to do some things faster or reduce information access steps; however, they do have negative side as well. Installing desktop gadgets may slow down computer performance, since these gadgets are designed to start with system program. This will dictate that you should only select and install the right desktop gadgets that are beneficial.
Windows 7 comes with some popular desktop gadgets such as calendar, clock, weather, News headline feed, slideshow etc. For example, while you are working, you can view current news without going to news web sites.
Computer Hardware gadgets
Computer hardware gadgets are devices that assist day-to-day computing experience. Hardware gadgets include headsets, music players, webcams, USB splitter, screen filters, card readers, security cables, keyboard covers etc.
Hundreds of PC gadgets are introduced each month from several manufacturers. If you want to have more information, you can visit geek.com or other related sites.
Laptop computer gadgets
Laptop computers are designed to carry around with you. Particularly if you are a traveler, having laptop computer is an ideal solution for any computer job. However, apart from your laptop computer, there are additional laptop gadgets you need to carry while traveling.
These laptop gadgets include wireless mouse, wireless keyboard, keyboard cover, laptop security cable, surge arrester, Laptop/Tablet stand, external modem etc. Actually, it all depends on your current situation and the place where you are going to travel.
Choosing computer gadgets
Normally, application gadgets are free to download. Microsoft has many desktop gadgets (download.microsoft.com) that are available freely. However, it is advisable to download application gadgets that are only beneficial for your current need. In addition, make sure that it is compatible to your current operating system. This is because some application gadgets may freeze or slow down your PC.
Comparing to application gadgets hardware gadget are not available for free. However, mostly these types of products are cheap and can be purchased from any computer store. You will find gizmos (another name for gadgets) for personal use or if you want to give them to your children or friends as a gift.
As more tech gadgets come to the market every day, make sure you often visit the following popular computer gadgets and news sites to stay in tune with latest gadgets.
- bbc.com (technology news)
In summary, computer gadgets are not a must tools for daily computer activity. However, if you use these tools, you will simplify in accessing some information and tools both from internet and from your PC.
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