Lifestyle Gadget Blog - Part 42


Birdie Designer Paper Knife

Published by on November 6, 2012 under Fun

Birdie Designer Paper Knife

Created by Yohei Oki, these paper knives designed with a fluid shape and looking like birds come in silver and gold, having brass as the base metal. Read more


AirBuds Hands-on Review

Published by on November 6, 2012 under Reviews

AirBuds Hands-on Review

In-ear headphones are preferred by many audiophiles because of the high efficiency in blocking surrounding sound without making their heads look bigger. This makes them great for listening to music discretely, while on the move or in public places.

Problem: Everything that puts pressure on your skin, including slight pressure, becomes unbearable after a while as it creates pain, and I have to include here silicone in-ear earphones too, at least based on my experience.

Solution: AirBuds
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Intelligent Toilet

Published by on November 1, 2012 under Home

Intelligent Toilet

Marion is the world’s first intelligent tankless toilet. It was created by Axent in China, with a minimalist design, compact shape, and several intelligent functions meant to enable the most pleasant experience in any bathroom. Read more


Portable Desktop Computer From Samsung

Published by on November 1, 2012 under Mobile

Portable Desktop Computer From Samsung

Measuring 7.5 x 7.5 x 1.28 inch at 2.64 lbs, Samsung Chromebox is the smallest desktop computer I know and the product version released in Korea already won an iF product design award in 2012. The idea of having a portable desktop computer appealed to me because it would be great to be able to carry all my digital stuff wherever I go and continue working anywhere you can access a monitor. Read more


Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Available by the End of November

Published by on October 30, 2012 under Mobile

Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Available by the End of November

Two of the newest and coolest smartphones that you can get your hands on very soon come from Nokia and are Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, both coming with slim form factors, stylish finish and rich colors. Read more


Mobiado Grand Touch Executive With Stone Hybrid Body and SIM Card Mechanism

Published by on October 30, 2012 under Mobile

Mobiado Grand Touch Executive With Stone Hybrid Body and SIM Card Mechanism

Mobiado are known for their innovations in smartphone design and, just to name a few, they released the world’s first phone from aircraft aluminum, first model from exotic wood, first phone made from sapphire crystal, first phone made with meteorite, and the first Mokume Gane phone, while this month you can admire their latest design, which is the first smartphone covered in hybrid stone composite, featuring a SIM card mechanism. Read more


All About Microsoft IT Professional (MCITP) Certification

Published by on October 26, 2012 under Office

All About Microsoft IT Professional (MCITP) CertificationAlthough Microsoft is slowly moving toward cloud-based exams, certifications and technologies, IT professionals are still able to advance their skills and expertise in numerous technologies and fields with an MCITP certification. Becoming a Microsoft Certified IT Professional is a fantastic way to prove your knowledge and ability to complete a wide variety of technical development and implementation tasks for a specific technology. For many certification tracks, this is the top certification you can earn. Others have a master certification that can be obtained. Regardless, having your skills verified with an MCITP certification is a fantastic accomplishment that can lead you to great things in the IT industry. Read more


Lumea IPL Precision Plus Hair Removal System from Philips

Published by on October 26, 2012 under Beauty

Lumea IPL Precision Plus Hair Removal System from Philips

Lumea IPL Precision Plus is the latest entry in Philips’ IPL hair removal series of devices powered by advanced technologies, but designed for home use. The latest model not only removes from your body and face, using light pulses, but also prevents hair growth, keeping the skin smooth. Read more


Lucalab Laptopmat

Published by on October 26, 2012 under Mobile

Hira Ahn from Lucalab designed this cool laptop cooling stand, named Laptopmat. It looks like a mat, but the smart construction enables a cooling stand feature as it maintains a reasonable temperature level for your laptop to prevent overheating, without any fans. Read more


Striking A Balance Between Call Centre Efficiency And Customer Satisfaction

Published by on October 26, 2012 under Office

Striking A Balance Between Call Centre Efficiency And Customer SatisfactionIn January and February 2011, Avaya (a global communications organisation) conducted a study with over 400 contact centre professionals to determine the key factors in successful customer contact, and the balance between this and the use of technology for call centre efficiency.

The type of study above is not uncommon, and can lead to some interesting results for organizations looking to strike that careful balance between efficiency and customer service. For those organizations that currently use an IVR System (Interactive Voice Response) it is always important to continue to evaluate customer feedback to ensure the system is working as well as it should be. Read more