Sunday, December 20, 2015

What You Ought To Know About Firewalls

Computers are not merely for typing. Its main purpose nowadays is for internet usage. However, with the amount of online scams and viruses that can affect your hardware, extreme caution is a must before connecting to any internet-related software.

For years, businesses and organizations have used protection from any malware or virus that can affect their businesses’ data. However, the dangerous surge in email spams, Web-borne threats- including viruses, hijacks, malwares and aggressive spywares have forced home computers to acquire the same protection.

Malicious attackers can take all your data and hack all your accounts in minutes. The time of attack is even faster for professional hackers who have higher quality and far more advanced technology. Fraudsters always target PCs for their high bandwidth and always-on nature.

Firewalls do more than protect your computers from malicious ware. They also hide your internet-connect PC from view.

On the latest review of The Peterson Group, one of the leading distributors of mobile phone accessories and laptop peripherals in Taiwan, a large market of hardware-based firewall composes of businesses. In a different study, households with personal computers rarely purchase firewall protection for their PCs at home since it cannot be considered as dangerous with only the members of the family using the connection. For instance, only 3% of the household population in overall Jakarta, Indonesia has firewall installed. This leaves home PCs exposed to all manners of intrusion and attack.

There are two types of firewalls: software applications and hardware devices that plug between your modem and your computer. Although software can be less expensive, a lot of users prefer the hardware since it assures safer connection and better performance.

However, a common misconception happens when an individual purchases a firewall thinking all internet issues will already be solved only to complain later on that he is still receiving spams. Firewalls may be great at stopping unwanted intrusions, but they often do little or nothing to detect virus-laden e-mails or stop intrusive adware and spyware. You'll want separate antivirus and spyware checkers to stymie these threats. What's more, hardware firewalls usually won't manage outbound traffic, which means a piece of spyware can freely send data from your PC to a server on the Internet.

Many experts believe that the dawn of firewall may come one day with all the importance and warnings already laid to the public. It is only a matter of time before people become aware.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

How to Market Your Mobile Accessories Business Online

With the vast expansion of businesses going digital, retailers of mobile phone accessories have also started to extend their marketing strategies online. But with the number of competition increasing as more and more retailers realize the importance of online presence to boost their name in the industry; the internet has become a venue of a wide variety of promotional antics. Good reviews are important in these ecommerce businesses.

We cannot deny the reliance of consumers on the internet nowadays to know the latest selection of items and choose from a wide spectrum of options especially in electronics. Those who take advantage of the wider edge the internet provides have agreed that setting up an online business can double the profit in a lesser amount of time compared to solely having a physical store. Once you sell your accessories online, you open the doors to a whole new revenue stream capable of skyrocketing your sales.

The Peterson Group, Taiwan-based distributor of mobile phone accessories and laptop peripherals in the Asia-Pacific admits to have struggled while gaining online presence for their own website but becoming an entrepreneur in the ecommerce market is all about whom you partner with and what you know about mobile devices. Here are the tips that can get you started with your mobile accessories business online:

1. Be on edge by featuring creative accessories

Choose which kind of accessories you would want to sell. It can be either cases, chargers or screen protectors. Customizing your own accessories can give you an edge against your competitor. Personalized cases are trending in Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore.

2. Find a Manufacturer which can provide your redesigned accessories

For personalized designs, you probably don’t have the tools to create them. Instead, you’ll have to take your designs and shop them out if you want to learn how to sell cell phone accessories online the right way. Find a manufacturer who will create your products inexpensively. Then, find the right margin and price your products so you can make a profit on each sale while still offering consumers a deal.

3. Create a website that your audience will love

You can take advantage of online businesses which offers free website as there are a lot of designs to also choose from. You also have the option to work with a web design team to create a brand that resonates your business.

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Peterson Group Review: How to Find the Best Headphone Splitter

Ever experienced listening to a music, found out its worth sharing to your friends but your headset has only two cords (obviously every just like every headset there is)? You then resort to unplugging it off your phone and increasing the volume but no matter how much you strain yourselves to the sound, you just can’t hear it properly. No need to worry about that kind of problem anymore. You can now plug your headphones and enjoy listening to music with as many as 4 other people even if they have an extra ear with them.

A headphone splitter is a simple device that lets you split the audio output without affecting the quality. It is a very handy device especially if your laptops and PCs especially your phones and tablets only have one audio jack or port. There are many kinds of headphone splitters in the market. Before you invest in this, make sure that you know how to select the kind of splitter that you want. The most important thing to consider before you buy your headphone splitter is to decide on the rage of use that you might have with it. In case you need to use it for the most basic purpose, then a simple headphone splitter, which does not give any extra length from the device, would suffice. But the issue with such a splitter is that it you won’t give you too much leeway in mobility if the headphones or the earphones themselves are short.

It is best to compare various types of connectors and splitters before you purchase one. As there are a lot of fraudulent products in the market manufactured by local fraud companies especially in black markets of Jakarta, Indonesia and the suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand, you should be careful to choose the best one to get.

1. Dynex DX-AD103 Audio Splitter Cable
The Dynex DX-AD103 audio splitter cable converts a single 3.5 mm jack into two separate jacks, allowing up to two people to listen to the audio on the headphones at the same time. The splitter's construction makes it easy to get into tight spaces, unlike other, plastic audio splitter cables making it a popular choice among reviewers.

2. Monster Cable 1000YSPLTWW Y-Splitter Cable
This kind of splitter enables each user to adjust the volume on their individual devices. Another good feature of this splitter is that it can adapt to different devices such as Apple, Android and other device. It can also go to anywhere you use them, either in car, plane or within your bag.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Battle between Battery Brands

One thing to consider when buying smartphones is on how long the battery can last. It is somehow a great issue nowadays on how fast batteries can drain compared to how it was years ago with mobile phone models such as the Nokia 3210 which can last for few straight days without charging. Mobile phone experts suggest that the life expectancy of mobile batteries is the same as before. It is only because we use more applications and are totally dependent on smartphones for our daily activities that our batteries drain faster. We can all relate to the feeling of anxiety once our screen flashes red warning blinks on the battery bar.

On the review of the development of mobile phone batteries, only small advancements in battery tech have been made since the introduction of lithium. Manufacturers have been too focused on the improvement of smartphones that accessories such as batteries have been left behind. And without a comparable energy source, even the most innovative portable electronics (including the Apple Watch) meet with criticism and complaints.

The Peterson Group, Taiwan-based distributor of mobile phone accessories and laptop peripherals conducted a study between different brands of mobile phone batteries.

With tablets, Apple comes first on the quickest to charge followed by Samsung. Generic copies of chargers are recognized to charge faster than original ones. With mobile phones, both Samsung and Apple products go neck to neck even with generic chargers being used.

If you travel without all of your original chargers, you could be looking at a long wait to get a phone or tablet fully charged. Nevertheless, experts continue advising though to use original ones that ensure 100% quality and long lasting battery life even when it charges the slowest.

There are times that we also use chargers from some of our devices. There is no existing manual against it but experts advise to avoid this practice as it can damage both your devices and chargers.

 A similar study held in Jakarta, Indonesia interchanged chargers of tablets and mobile phones. Results show that the phones had no problem drawing juice from the tablet chargers, but the tablets didn’t respond well to the phone chargers.

The study also included testing of USB ports but the results show that not all USB ports perform the same. Depending on the device, the charge can take up to 17 hours. It may be because iPhones have smaller battery than Samsung and the port cannot fully support the brand. 

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Mobile Accessory Market to Reach US$81.5 Billion at the End of 2015

Mobile phones have been increasing in number since its adaptation and acceptance as a necessity in today’s modern world. Different varieties and model of mobile phones are constantly being introduced in the global market. The demand has since soared higher. Along with this, mobile phone accessories which enhance a phone’s feature have also been doubling sales and supply.

According to a market review released by The Peterson Group, distributor and wholesaler of mobile phone accessories and laptop peripherals from Taiwan, smartphone penetration is driving a shift of accessory design to smart accessories that attract higher level of consumer interaction, product value and brand recognition. Statistics in the study conducted in the review shows that a consumer is estimated to spend $100 for mobile phone accessories every year. The same study also concludes that mobile phone accessories are more likely to be replaced than the smart phone device itself. It does not even matter if the replacement or the new mobile accessory is fraud. Trend is more important than the quality. This conception is popular among developing cities especially in mobile-driven societies such as Jakarta, Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Now that 2015 is about to end, more reviews are being released regarding the latest statistics in the market.

ABI Research, for instance, expects that global revenue for mobile accessories will reach US$81.5 billion at the end of the year and is forecasted to grow to US$101 billion in 2020. This is a big leap from the forecasted $20 billion last 2012. Protective carrier cases and power banks have the largest market share among these accessories considering the amount of shipments across the globe. This is to be followed by chargers, screen protectors and headsets.

“The thinness and lightness of a smartphone makes a protective case a necessity, and new features with cases, such as wireless charging and digital payment, will likewise drive the protective cases market”, says an analyst of ABI Research.

In the next couple of years, headset is also expected to outcompete other mobile accessories as it gradually develops into wireless and Bluetooth connected. The highest average sales price in mobile accessories is commanded by the headsets category since consumers feel more comfortable making large investments in headsets.

Asia-Pacific has the highest number of consumers of mobile phone accessories amounting to more than 50% of the total shipment.

Monday, November 23, 2015

How to Know If Your Phone Is Fake

With millions of units dispensed every year, Samsung, iPhone, LG, Lenovo, Alcatel, Nokia and other mobile brands have reached global recognition and are known to conduct fierce competitions among themselves. These brands have also dominated stalls, kiosks, and franchise stores across the globe. With each new release, people flock mobile phone stores to purchase.

However, other leading brands are not the only rival mobile manufacturers have. Mobile phone business gives big profit despite the competition. Fraudulent manufacturers of counterfeit mobile phones are also benefitting on the industry’s high revenue. Peterson Group, distributor and wholesaler of mobile phone accessories and laptop peripherals in Taiwan had recently participated in a buy-bust operation in one of the largest supplier of counterfeit mobile phones in Jakarta, Indonesia. The authorities along with the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology regulations board of the country have discovered 5 stalls in Pasar Pagi Mangga Dua selling fake units of Samsung Galaxy and iPhones. Legitimate brands were also found but it was later confirmed that these are stolen products procured by pickpocketers.

So how do you avoid being scammed into buying fake mobile phone units? Here are some tips:

1.            Research

Know your phone. You should only buy a phone made by a trusted manufacturer. Before committing to a purchase you should know the phone's specific model number, available colors, features, what software and hardware comes included and what warranty is offered with the product. Information about a specific model of phone can be found on the manufacturer’s website or through a registered retailer. Once you have this information it will make the job of identifying fake much easier

2.            Look into the Appearance

Do a closer inspection of the phone you will be purchasing as for the first glance, it can look identical to the real ones. Fraudsters cannot completely copy every aspect of the phone. There should be a difference in color, location of the buttons and size and spelling of the brand names. This is why a personal encounter with the phone would be very beneficial.

3.            Don’t Forget to Check the Features and Functionality

Fraud copies are made in cheap materials and sub-standard components. Processing speeds may be lower, the images taken are pixelated or the operating system just doesn’t function smoothly. It is important to compare technical features to ensure the phone is genuine.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Counterfeit Mobile Accessories Increasing in Number

Jakarta, Indonesia – The government of Indonesia has admitted to have loopholes in its security. The demographic location of the country makes it hard for the authority to seal and guard more than 17,000 islands from fraudsters who are illegally transporting fake products in and out of the country. Counterfeit medicines, illegal drugs and gadgets have the highest number of fakes. The latter of which have been too dominant and mainstream that it can be found in the streets of the suburbs of the capital, lined side by side on the pavement, with policemen seemingly oblivious of the haggle of the vendors and passersby. It has already been an accepted fact in the country to have those kinds of products scattered around and the authorities neither tolerate nor discourage the people anymore.

Warnings continue to be carried on, though, by international organizations. Along with legitimate manufacturing companies, raids are being operated and thousands of fraudsters have been caught red handed.

The Peterson Group, a Taiwan-based company which distribute mobile phone accessories and laptop accessories across Asia noted that the international commerce sector has tightened their licensing programs and inspection process to carry out more operations and jail few more thousands fraudsters.

In Singapore, two men were arrested last August 21 for their suspected involvement in the wholesale distribution of counterfeit mobile phone accessories. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested men aged 24 and 53 who refused to give their names in the media. In total, about 76,200 pieces of trademark-infringing accessories such as phone casings, batteries, power banks, screen protectors, headphones, Bluetooth receivers, speakers and power adapters - with an estimated street value of about S$941,000 - were seized.

The authorities are considering taking serious views on intellectual property rights for the infringement and will not hesitate in punishing the two if found guilty. The problem though is that both of them do not want to divulge the other members of their party who deal with them in selling counterfeited accessories. Investigations are still ongoing.

A key way of ensuring safety and quality is to only buy mobile phone accessories from a registered manufacturer and trusted retailer and having confidence that those accessories are genuine and have been tested to ensure they are safe for users, which includes testing to ensure they meet national and international standards.

Consumers are advised to be more cautious of buying these products as it can be harmful and dangerous after few times of usage.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Future of Mobile Accessories

The fast changing world has become too unpredictable that all of us are already expecting things which may seem only possible in our imagination. Technology is changing in high rate that everything is becoming more modernized. Mobile phones are not to be left behind when it comes to the latest application and future expectations. In order to be able to optimize the latest in technology in your mobile phones, your accessories should be able to complement with the latest feature as well. 

Analysts have also predicted a lot of improvements among technologies in mobile phones. Many manufacturers and distributors are already supplying advanced accessories in the hopes of leading the aggressive competition. The market is even fiercer in developing cities where imitations and fraudulent copies are trending to be able to keep up with the latest in developed nations. Both gray and black markets are extensive especially in the suburbs and downtown streets of Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Bangkok, Thailand and Beijing, China.

High quality legitimate accessories are also being distributed despite the widespread of fraud ones. Among Asian distributors, The Peterson Group, Taiwan based supplier of mobile phone accessories and laptop peripherals, has been known to provide standardized modern technologies which a lot of retailers have rated to adhere to the latest craze. In an interview with its CEO, Sander Peterson, they are continuously expecting more advancement in the near future. Among these expectations are:

1. Wireless Gadgets

Technology is now integrating wireless devices such as headsets operating through Bluetooth connection or health wrist bands which monitor your physical physique in real time. If Bluetooth is not available, WiFi connection is the convenient replacement.  Almost all gadgets already have their own wireless copies. Soon, this trend will soon wipe out the use of hassle cords.

2. Key-less Gadgets

If you think wireless is the limit of Bluetooth capacity, think again. In a review of future possibilities, analysts predict that smart devices would soon enable an ever-widening of wearable technology such as wrist-worn health fitness monitor to smart watches. Possible hologram technologies wherein keypads would appear in mid-air are also expected soon. Currently, hotels and other industries are in the process of using swipe technologies for locks and other transactions instead of keypads.

3. Cashless Beacon

The new chip cards in replacement of credit cards are already being implemented in the United States, which, its inventors claim, is created to prevent credit scams and online theft. This inspired the possible creation of gadgets which can be used in payments and other financial transactions connected to mobile phones.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Amazing Facts about Data Cards for Laptops

Gone were the times when computers were bulky and internet connections require physical wires and cumbersome plugs. It was the time when computers can only stay in one place: either at home or in the office.

Web technology and computer hardware has come a long way since then, allowing us to take the web with us wherever we go, whenever we need it. The internet has revolutionized the way us, humans think and has driven us to greater innovations and inventions, even to the point of making it possible for us to access the world through microchips and devices as small as our own fingers.

Mobile broadband usually refers to the ability of the internet to connect to laptops and netbooks. Providers even designed these broadband to connect to any laptop through the flash drive port.

Data cards are available from 1G to 3G networks. With the fast growth of the 4th generation network, it is expected to soon dominate the market as well. These data cards or mobile broadband sticks are mostly distributed by telecommunication operators but there are also independent vendors which supplies international data cards. Huawei and Intex are some of the most famous international brands. Wholesalers for mobile phone accessories and laptop peripherals such as The Peterson Group, Taiwan-based distributor, also sell these kinds of mobile sticks.

Dongle, which is a type of data card, looks like a flash drive but instead of using it for data storage, it stores a modem which connects wirelessly to a network. The dongle is powered by your computer so there is no need for it to be charged. According to reviews, dongle takes up most number of internet users. It is also mostly given out for free when you buy a mobile broadband plan. For this, it is usually illegally duplicated and sold to unsuspecting cities with lax security systems.

Telecommunications and information technology departments in developing countries continue to give out warnings and precautions of the rampant spread of fraudulent data cards which can harm your devices. Black markets for these devices and other accessories are rampant in the suburbs of Bangkok, Thailand and Jakarta, Indonesia.

Nowadays, a variety of data cards is available in the market. Each of them has different features and is priced accordingly. The latest innovation in the field of mobile technology has improved the type of data cards. The latest data cards are sleek, light and handier. Data cards can be carried while one is travelling. These data cards are more efficient than their counterparts and are easy to use.

Monday, October 26, 2015

The Importance of Bluetooth Technology

Bluetooth technology has been quite popular after infrared has lost its patrons. Almost every one of us has utilized Bluetooth for our files and data. It is very important to know that Bluetooth wireless technology allows us to share the data , the voice , the music , the video and a lot of information between paired devices , It is built into many products , from the mobile phones , the cars to the medical devices and the computers .

With the development of technology, evolution has also taken place for Bluetooth. Nowadays, we are also using it to connect and communicate to other people through different devices. Portable devices are invented to connect to laptop and other gadgets. It is also important to note that today’s Bluetooth technology can tether internet connection with a connected device. You can also answer emails with a laptop technology in a very useful way.

According to the Peterson Group, a company supplying mobile accessories and laptop peripherals in Taiwan, Bluetooth devices are now among the most in-demand items in the list of accessories and paraphernalia of modern gadgets. It is considered vital for businessmen who usually deal ample amount of transactions using these devices, for students who are commonly transferring data and information from one Bluetooth device to another and for ordinary citizens who use it for internet connection and file sharing. Thousands of reviews are written on the great impact of Bluetooth to the now technologically-dominated society and how it can last for until there is modernization.

The demand for these devices is highest in developing cities with increasing number of smartphones. Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Singapore are among the most number of Bluetooth usages. This shows the importance of technology in today’s urbanization.

Bluetooth not only promises fast information sharing, it can also add to citizens’ safety. Through Bluetooth, the warning sign of safe driving was crossed. Through a Bluetooth device, it makes it easier to talk to someone on the phone while on the car, albeit authorities still slightly warning against it.

Bluetooth technology is also important because of its mobility. You can set up a Bluetooth connection while on the go without the need for a power outlet, an Internet connection or any other items. For example, if you have your cell phone with you and it has Bluetooth capability, you can set up a connection with other Bluetooth-enabled devices. This is convenient for individuals who need to make connections while away from a computer

Now Bluetooth helps strengthen the dominant position in wireless communications helping big companies in their reputation with innovative technology that integrates into the operating system.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mobile Hotspots that Can Provide Quality Internet for your Phones

Mobile Hotspots are now a trend in the industry of telecommunications.  Nowadays, connecting to the internet does not mean hacking into somebody else’s Wireless Fidelity connection and competing for the connectivity. Portable and pocket-sized mobile hotspot devices are now available in the market, offering as high as the latest 4G network.

With the fastest proliferation of 4G mobile technology advancement and the reduced cost of 3G, mobile hotspots are no longer luxury which are only exclusive for business purposes or can only be afforded by the wealthy. Anyone can now pick up a mobile hotspot device for as low as $100 and get services at a low cost, sometimes, even for free.

You can even turn your smartphone into a Wi-Fi hotspot, negating the need for a separate device. It's a really great time to take advantage of mobile data, but there are so many options to make sense of and chances are you're not even aware of a few of them.

The Peterson Group, distributor of mobile phones accessories and laptop peripherals from Taiwan, reviewed some of the most popular hotspot devices being used today:

1.            Karma Hotspot tiny, pocket-sized hotspot can assist up to 8 devices simultaneously. It also offers fast data whenever and wherever you need it. It comes pre-loaded with 1G on your account and as you use it up, it recharges it with more data. Moreover, the data never expires and you have no monthly charges to pay up with. Its connectivity is stronger in the United States but cities in the Asia Pacific can also be covered. Singapore and Hong Kong shows good network for this kind of Hotspot 
2.            Tep Wireless

If you are looking for a travel companion which can provide you strong internet access anywhere in Asia, Tep Wireless can easily assist you. It reaches to as far as 15 miles and connects up to 5 devices at the same time. It is also protected with a password security access and is strongest in Singapore, Jakarta, Indonesia and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
3.            Opus Mobile Mini

Optus' portable wi-fi device (a Huawei E583C) costs $99 to buy, and comes with a voucher for 8GB of data, which lasts for six months, or until you use it up - whichever comes first. However, this device is not without complaints. Firstly, Optus’ network may fluctuate in regional areas and the speed can be inconsistent.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Comeback of Polaroid Instant Cameras

Polaroid or instant cameras have been the mainstream in the late 1940s when a Harvard University dropout, Edwin H. Land discovered it. For years, it has become the mainstream in many societies, paving way to more recent inventions. The device has been gathering acclaimed fame that within a few years after its discovery, Polaroid has already been distributed to 45 countries.

…Then came the modern era.

In the age of digitization and the invention of digital cameras, Polaroid has found itself near trash bins. Since images can now be saved in mobile devices, Polaroid has slowly lessened its usefulness. Nobody wants to store numerous photos in shoeboxes anymore.

Instant film has seemed to fade into the dark for a few years but is now making a comeback.

It started in 2008 when a group of eager young entrepreneurs reinvented Polaroid cameras making the design sleeker and the built more fit for stylish and modern feel. Numerous reviews were written for the new reinvention and the product has once again gained sensation. A different type of film was used. For different reasons, may it be nostalgia, just for the fun of it, convenience or just to keep up with the trend, people has started using it once again.

Because of the regained fame, Polaroid brand is not the only one manufacturing it. There are numerous numbers of Polaroids producing the same product with different features but instant still. The Peterson Group, a Taiwan-based company which distributes mobile phone accessories and laptop paraphernalia across Asia, reports at least 10 companies claiming their own brand in Polaroid Cameras.

Since it is popular nowadays, fraudsters are also taking advantage of the trend to create their own fake products but that does not hinder the profit granted for legitimate companies selling these products.

According to reports, Polaroid cameras are familiar mostly to women and have been reviewed by one of the most favorites in Working Mother’s Magazine.

These days, Polaroid Cameras are even available as accessories for mobile accessories. Countries from Asia have been recorded to use the most number of Polaroid this year as selfies have become a trend. Seoul, South Korea, Jakarta, Indonesia and Tokyo, Japan are the top of the list in most selfies taken through Polaroid. They have been using their smartphones in the process and have been featured in many television programs and events.

The instant cameras are fit for those who want a classic style of capturing a moment. Polaroid has done the trick and is still here to stay.

Monday, October 5, 2015

How Waterproof Is Your Case

Protecting your phones in the water during outdoor excursions is very challenging especially during vacations when you are near pools and beaches where there are a lot of things and memories to capture and you have nothing but your own mobile phones to use. Even when you are not in a vacation, phones can also get dunked in the toilet or have drinks spilled over them. 

Mobile phones are now promising more secured features to create a more convenient experience to users. The Peterson Group, a mobile phone distributor of phone accessories and laptop peripherals based in Taiwan addresses the concern with the following product review for waterproof gadgets and accessories:

1. LifeBox Rugged Protection Case

With the tough metal casing that can take extra falls aside from surpassing watery adventures, this LifeBox Protection case can fully submerge in water at the depth of upto 6.6 feet for an hour. It is also used by military and training personnel as it can withstand drop test of 6 meters unscathed. It can also guard your phones against dust, dirt and extreme temperatures.

2. Vansky Universal Waterproof Case

Popular for scuba diving in the shores of Jakarta, Indonesia, the Vansky Universal Waterproof Case is a universal case designed as a pouch for better handling underwater. It works in any smartphones and has clear window on each side, a secure locking mechanism on top and an adjustable strap.

3. Optrix Body Glove Kit

Mostly compatible with iPhone 6, this waterproof case can be used in any weather. Perhaps the most effective case in today’s generation, its intricate details cannot even be batted by fraudulent designs. It clumps up entirely and securely and offers waterproof quality up to the depths of 30 feet and has been dropped tested in the height of 20 feet. You can also attach different lenses but it only comes with normal or wide angle varieties. Mounts are also available for this unit which you can attach to bicycles or surf boards. It may be bulky but the features are all worth it.

4. Griffin Survivor All-Terrain

This water-resistant case may not be able to withstand water submersion but it is fit for the complete protection of your phones against rains and rough weather. It can be quite bulky though, and the screen protector may affect the sensitivity of your screen. 

5. Lifeproof Fre Case

One of the best waterproof cases, Lifeproof has a good reputation of providing only quality iPhone cases. The Fre has a scratch-resistant touchscreen cover and can also be submerged in up to 2 meters of water for up to an hour.

Monday, September 28, 2015

How to Prolong Battery Life

We have all experienced it: in the middle of watching a movie near the climax, or when you are in a meeting, and you find in your horror that your laptop battery is almost dead and you forgot your charger or there is no available outlet.

Before you buy some counterfeited battery from the stalls of Jakarta, Indonesia or black markets of Beijing, China which can easily harm your laptop, make sure you are running out of options first. There are more strategies to prolong your battery’s life and it can be applicable anytime anywhere.

Taiwan-based distributor of mobile phone accessories and laptop peripherals, The Peterson Group, shares some technique on how to prolong your battery life and save yourself from an irritating trouble of not being able to finish what you have to do.
  1. Activate your Laptop Battery Saver Mode or Eco Mode
It seems like an easy thing to do but many laptop users just seems to overlook this laptop’s feature. Saver Mode will engage a number of automatic changes just to lengthen usable battery life. It can minimize the brightness and contrast of your monitor, review the applications you are using, shut down unwanted software devices and reduce power consumption.
  1. Disable Unused Devices and Ports
You may have a battery saver mode but it cannot guarantee to close every unused application. It is better to close any unneeded peripherals and turning off power blogs, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios, graphics processors and unused optical drives. A little warning though, before disabling any component device, make sure that the device is not in use, and that it is not essential to continuing operation of the laptop.
  1. Adjust Your Setting
Once again, your eco saver may do that for you; still, it would be better if you do it manually. The eco mode may not be able to adjust the color and contrast as you would want it to. It may adjust it too dim for you. If you are only doing a document or simple tasks, you would not need a 1080p or higher display. You can also tone down the volume.
  1. Simplify your Activities
Start by single tasking. Multitasking is okay when you have your outlet ready but on dire needs, prioritize only the necessity. Playing online music can drain batteries. If music is a must, then, save some music in your local disk and play from there. By eliminating unnecessary power uses, you should be able to extend the life of your battery in those moments that you find yourself high and dry.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The Peterson Group Review: What Everybody Ought to Know Before Buying a Laptop

Mobile phones are slowly replacing laptops nowadays. However, for those who need to type more than 140 characters on their phones everyday, it would be more practical to stick to which functions better.

Despite the growth of other gadgets with almost the same features and offers more convenience, laptop market is still growing and expanding especially to students and business people who mostly composed a large percentage of the society. Before buying the right laptop for your need, here are the following tips you need to keep in mind, especially nowadays since there are a wild variety of choices to choose from:

1.         Choose the Right OS
Windows OS, MAC and Chrome OS are popular. Of course, you can’t choose a MAC without having an Apple Laptop. However, survey says that MAC has excelled more when it comes to industrial design and feature. If you live in the United States or a more developed country, MAC is easily accepted and can connect to different ports since most of the people also use Apple but when you are in a less developed cities like Bangkok, Thailand or Jakarta, Indonesia, it would be more advisable to use Windows OS and its generally more affordable. On the other hand, Chrome OS is unlikely to get infected by malware or viruses since it is mainly a browser. The preference in the operating systems can be depending on the feature you would be using. Just make sure you don’t download fraudulent operating system as it can also harm your laptop and it can make you vulnerable to online scam and virus.

2.         Choose the Right Size
Portability is one of the main features of laptop which should be considered. Sizes ranges from 11 inches – 18 inches. The smaller the screen, the more cramp it can feel but if you do not want the bulkiness of an 18-inches screen, you can always go for the mediocre ones.

3.         Choose Your Specs
When you need your laptop for editing and gaming, you will need a higher quality laptop. When it comes to RAM, the most common nowadays are 4GB so you should not settle for less. If you get something higher amounting to 8GB, you might be preparing for heavy layout or video editing. If the specs seems a foreign language to you, don’t worry, you are not alone. You can always ask for assistance when choosing the right specs.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Laptop Accessories for Students

Students nowadays cannot do without laptops. During the old times, students need to bring at least 3 books to school. It gets worse as the education level get higher. Nowadays, even the submission of manuscripts is digitalized, exams are online and note takings are typed. 

According to The Peterson Group, distributor of mobile phone accessories and laptop peripherals based in Taiwan, age bracket below 35 is the largest market for gadgets and other digital accessories. A large majority of this market purchases accessories which are considered necessity in school. A survey was conducted in many developing cities and most college students in Kuala, Lumpur, Malaysia, Jakarta, Indonesia, Bangkok, Thailand and Taipei, Taiwan are prone to buying accessories which cannot only enhance the features of their laptop but can also make them trendy. 

If you are planning to buy presents for a student, you might as well consider some laptop essentials his gadget can’t do without (of course, you have to make sure he has a laptop first).

1. Laptop Backpack

Some girls may find this a little bulky but for those whose main concern is to carry their laptops as conveniently as they could, laptop backpack is available with a lot of features on it. The ability to tote all of their books, notebooks, and laptop in the same bag makes this product a valuable asset for a student. Many companies make laptop backpacks designed with a number of different compartments to accommodate all of a student's needs, including a special padded section to store a laptop safely. Whether on foot or by bike, students can securely carry all of their gear around campus using this accessory.

2. Cable Lock

Analysts had suggested the use of cable locks since there are a lot of fraudulence among students. A cable lock is an important tool whenever you have to leave your laptop unattended for a while whether in the dorm or in a canteen or with somebody you know. 

3. External Hard Drive

Every student admits to having more than a thousand files stored in their laptop, especially those who are taking editing and layout as major or those who degrees in Information Technology and Digital Arts. Moreover, the files, reviewers, documents, images, presentations and other media needed while studying weigh more than just the 500 GB their internal storage allows. External Hard Drive can also serve as backup in case of virus alerts and for more convenient file transfer from one device to another. 

Friday, September 11, 2015

Must Haves in a Laptop Bag

There is a very good reason why your laptop bags have extra zippers and spaces. For ordinary people, laptop bags are mere storage space for bulky laptops but for many travelers, students and workers, essential materials like Swiss army knife, pepper sprays, notebooks etcetera can still be squeezed inside that bag.

The Peterson Group, Taiwan-based Company distributing mobile phone accessories and laptop peripherals across Asia has prepared the list of things people most commonly put inside these bags:

1.         Power Cord
Of course. Who would bring their laptop and leave the power cord behind? Without it, you can’t stop being agitated while using your laptop, wondering when it would shut down. Your hours of productivity will be greatly affected.

2.         Chargers
Many people are using their laptop bags for all their gadgets and devices including tablets and smartphones. Chargers for these devices as well and all the cords that goes with it. Just like the power cord, you shouldn’t forget about the chargers. You may end up buying fraud ones instead.

3.         Hotspot
Travelers always anticipate an inconsistent internet connection in every place they go. My biggest mistake when I was traveling to Jakarta, Indonesia is not bringing my 4G hotspot along. It took hours for my email to open and I actually slept while loading Google. If you don’t want that to happen to you, make sure you put your 4G Hotspot inside that bag.

4.         USB Flash Drive
Flash drives are too tiny that it can get lost or misplaced. Many people find it convenient that their laptop bags have small pockets for small technology items.

5.         Headphones
When talking of smartphones and gadgets, you can’t just overlook your headphone. This item just have a place in every person’s laptop bags since it is very essential whether you are watching a movie on a flight or listening to music while walking to school, you need your headphones for convenience.

6.         Pain medication
Now we have covered the basic gadgets and devices, we come to the essentials and pain medication is one of them.

You can be surprised what you find in a laptop bag. Among them, medicines are perhaps the most useful since a headache can attack anytime and sometimes when it is the most inconvenient time. Tylenol and Advil are the most common

7.         Pack of Coffee

Yes, it may be unusual. In many reviews though, it shows a lot of people has little packets of coffee hidden in their laptop bags. If not coffee, there are also tea packs to consider. Little packets are sold by many coffee stores (there’s also from Starbucks) in case your favorite coffee is not available to where you would be going.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Peterson Group Review: Different Kinds of Laptop Batteries

Batteries are perhaps the most important part of a laptop which is considered a necessary accessory. However, batteries, like any other gadgets can easily wear out depending on usage. Some batteries, if treated carefully can last for a year. In cases that we need to replace it, we also might need to know the basics on the best battery that can replace our original old one. The following are some of the most commercialized types of battery already available in the market:

1. Nickel-Metal Hydride Batteries

Also known as Ni-MH, these batteries are one of the most commonly used in the market. Ni-MH can provide inexpensive and efficient alternative to standard alkaline batteries and are available to almost all markets around the world. These kinds of batteries have been too popular that scammers are even able to produce fraudulent copies which are sold in the market to a cheaper price. Ni-HM however has a high rate of self-discharge. It may not be a problem when used after the first few months of manufacture but can cause big issues when stored fully charged and stored for a long period of time.

2. Lithium Ion Batteries

Li-ion Batteries have become widespread on the mid-1990s. It popularization has even expanded to developing cities. Jakarta, Indonesia, Singapore and Bangkok, Thailand are reported to be using Li-ion Batteries on all their laptop since it proves to be lighter compared to Ni-MH batteries which make them easy to be carried especially on crowded areas. A significant less discharge is also emitted by these types and can be considered safer to use.

However, there are also a few flaws in Li-ion batteries. Li-ions are prone to steep drops in total charge capacity over time, as deposits build up within the electrolyte, which inhibits ion transfer. In addition, high charge levels and elevated temperature result in a permanent loss of charge capacity, with up to 20 percent of the battery’s capacity lost if consistently kept at full charge and 77 degrees Fahrenheit.

3. Lead Acid Batteries

Perhaps never that much heard of, the lead acid battery is the most economical type for larger power applications where weight is of little concern. These types are also used in hospital equipment, wheelchairs, emergency lighting and UPS systems.

4. Lithium Polymer Batteries

Also known as LiPo batteries, these are more of an advanced version of Li-ion Batteries which uses solid polymer composite instead of using lithium-salt electrolyte in an organic solvent. This allows for a lower cost of manufacture, wider adaptability, and increased reliability and ruggedness.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

What to Look for in a Universal Charger

People nowadays use multiple devices. With the frequent need of mobile phones, mp3 players and portable gaming devices, these devices also need charging. It can become clattery when you bring all these devices’ cords and wires with you.

Fortunately for costumers, the invention of universal charger allows your devices to power up without needing all the troublesome cords and stuff. Some universal chargers can even charge different batteries at the same time. Shoppers now have an option to choose the best and most practical charger which can be used for every day.

Universal chargers offer you both flexibility to use any device and the power to charge multiple devices simultaneously. But before you rush out to buy your new charger, take a hard look at the following features.
There are thousands of universal chargers on the market. You will find them in bulks and tons from manufacturing companies like The Peterson Group, a Taiwan-based company wholesaling mobile accessories and laptop peripherals or pick your own exclusive from eBay or Amazon, two of the leading online store for mobile needs.

How do you know if your provider is legit and not some scammer? Read the review and look carefully at the specs. The following specifics can also help you shop keener:

  1. Demand High Amps

  2. In light of that and of the high-power demands of beefy modern smartphones and tablets there is no reason at all to buy a wimpy USB car charger. At the minimum you should always purchase a device that can provide at least 2.1 amps per USB port on the device. Simply divide the listed amps on the device by the number of ports and skip over any device that can’t meet or beat 2.1 amps.

  3. Demand Multiple Ports

  4. There is no point buying a single-port charger. While the other multi-tasking chargers exist, you should take advantage of it. But since a lot of fraud chargers are also emerging in the market nowadays, we should be cautious on which charger to buy. On May, 2015, three stalls in a market in Jakarta, Indonesia were raided and were found to sell defected universal chargers. Multiple port chargers with thin cords can be very dangerous if used and may cause harmful effects so please purchase only from trusted providers.

  5. Demand Compatibility

    They are universal chargers so they must be able to be compatible to any kind of device. Unfortunately, there are some universal chargers who don’t live to their name. Some chargers are only compatible with some brands so you also have to check the compatibility before purchase.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

How to Find a Good Bluetooth Speaker

As a multimedia student, I am often active in extracurricular activities such as speech choirs or modern dances. As a common sense, we should have brought our speakers especially in urgent times when we can’t use our practice rooms. Speakers in our times are those big boom boxes which come in pairs and with hundreds of wires intertwining and lagging behind you. Most of the times, we find ourselves practicing in a mere assistance of our phones which offer poor quality of sound and require us to be extra quiet to hear the music or not practice at all. 

Fortunately nowadays, there are aids of accessories which enhance the features of our phones. The invention of a portable Bluetooth speaker is one of the greatest breakthroughs in technology which can help people to utilize all the available resources our mobile phones provide.

Distributors nowadays are competing to provide the best sounding speakers at the most affordable price the market demands. Taiwan-based wholesaler, The Peterson Group states that there is no problem finding the best speaker that fits an individual’s specific needs.  From the increasing demands in developing cities like Jakarta, Indonesia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Bangkok, Thailand to the stable market in Seoul, South Korea, Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, Bluetooth speaker has gained its fame.

In order for us not to be left out from the market and avoid getting scammed, let us review the attributes that make a good Bluetooth speaker:

1. Frequency Response
A good speaker can reproduce input audio signals evenly over the range of human hearing. A good speaker can generate the same output level when fed a 1-volt sine wave on whatever frequency. Both very low bass sounds and high pitch sounds can be perceptible without any distortion. Before purchasing, check the sound the speaker produce in both ears. 

2. Connectivity
The way mini speakers connect to the audio source can make a big difference in terms of audio quality, ease of use, and compatibility with a number of devices. Users tend to purchase the speakers that offer the simplest, highest-quality connection for the devices they plan to use as audio sources. In this respect, mini speakers are classed in different groups, according to the devices they are compatible with, in terms of docking and connections

3. Wireless Technology
A few years ago, these wireless speakers have been invented. While other technologies use Bluetooth to receive audio signals, Apple devices (not surprisingly) use AirPlay system. Many reputable reviews from audio experts state that Bluetooth speakers offer poorer sound quality than AirPlay but there are many exceptions to this rule.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Netbook Must Haves

Almost all people nowadays are into laptops, tablets and netbooks that are being used as portable computers that can hold important and sometimes classified data and information. These devices are now considered a necessity for school and office use and sometimes, even when you are only into recreational activities and would want to avoid the hassle of putting together a monitor, speaker, system unit, AVR and everything your desktop requires in order to operate. The only issue on having netbooks is when you have too much installed which is beyond your device’s capacity.

Still, the demand for more enhancements is increasing and the challenge to produce innovations which can change man’s life is gradually cumulating for manufacturers to ignore. As we see on reviews, almost every week, we hear new gadgets being introduced.

The Peterson Group, distributor of mobile phone accessories and laptop paraphernalia based in Taiwan and one of the largest suppliers to retailers in Singapore, Kuala, Lumpur, Malaysia, Jakarta, Indonesia and Hong Kong released their top must-have accessories for netbooks.

1. Additional RAM Memory

This is important and may also be vital for those who use laptop and netbooks frequently. This is also a must have for lay-out artists or editors which usually use tools and produce outputs which eats up large space. Before buying additional memory, though, you must check if your device can be upgraded.

2. Hard Drive

Being able to buy additional hard drive for your netbooks and even for your laptops can increase the performance of your devices. Just be careful in purchasing hard drives and make sure you buy from legitimate franchisers. Cases of installing fraudulent hard drives had led to total malfunction of many devices.

3. Computer Mouse

Netbooks have touch pads for navigation but we all know that these are oftentimes small and difficult to use. Moreover, when you are using your netbooks for a longer period of time, you can be more productive when you use a mouse. There are hundreds of mouse styles (and sometimes even hilarious ones if you want to be creative) to use depending on your style.

4. External Drive

Memory sticks or what we call Flash Drives or Universal Serial Bus (USB) are already becoming trendy nowadays that it has become more and more affordable. They are very useful as compact, portable and also maneuverable storage devices. Compared to floppy disks which we use during the olden times, USBs are easier to use and more user friendly plus, a single small stick o flash drive nowadays can provide up to 36GB space for your data.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Laptop Adapters

Our laptop’s battery life is almost as essential to us as the data within it. Laptops are portable devices with their own power supply in the form of a rechargeable battery. These batteries only last for so long before they need to be recharged. Laptops use power adapters that plug into wall outlets for this purpose.

According to the latest study of The Peterson Group, a Taiwan-based distributor of mobile accessories and laptop paraphernalia to other neighboring Asian countries, adapters are a growing market in today’s generation.  When it’s time to replace an old adapter with a new one, research and intrinsic review is required to find the right kind of adapter. But what do you look for from an adapter?

Types of Adapters for Laptops
Laptops rely on two main types of power adapters for energy: the AC adapter and the DC Adapter. These adapters, also known as chargers, are what help convert the electricity from the wall outlet into a form that’s usable for the laptop.

AC Adapter
The AC adapter converts AC power from a wall outlet found in most homes to the DC power used by most small appliances. Laptops, cell phones, computers, and DVD players all use DC power. This is the kind of power provided by batteries, which most laptops use to keep running when the owner is mobile.

DC Adapter
Laptops use DC power, so it doesn’t seem like a DC adapter is necessary when plugging into a DC power source. However, most sources of DC power provide a voltage that is too low for the needs of a laptop. A DC power adapter is required to take that power and convert it to a higher voltage that the laptop can use to charge its battery or run. DC power sources include cars, in-flight outlets, and solar power panels or batteries.

Universal Power Adapters
Another option for laptop owners is a universal power adapter. These adapters are more expensive, but can adapt to any power source and voltage. Theoretically, universal adapters can work on any laptop. This makes them quite useful, especially among those who travel frequently and never know where their next source of power is coming from. Universal adapters also come with a variety of connector types to fit a wide range of laptops. Many laptops use different styles of connectors so it can be hard to find the best adapter to fit.

A little warning though, as these kinds of adapters are more expensive, many fraudulent individuals are creating decoys of these materials and selling them for a low cost. Black markets rampant in Jakarta, Indonesia and Bangkok, Thailand are rampant with these kinds of scams. Please be reminded that you need to be cautious when buying adapters. 

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Peterson Group DIY: Blings on Cases

Simple phone cases are just not enough. For fellow arts lover, a little bling wouldn’t hurt on your phone (of course you have to be careful in showing it to public to avoid getting it stolen). Since we use our mobile phones pretty much every hour every day and we get to see it always, why get settled for a plain case which doesn’t really suit your artistic and loud personality at all?

Blings on cases are today’s trends. The Peterson Group, Taiwan-based distributor of mobile phone accessories and laptop paraphernalia has exported tons of bling cases in neighboring cities of Singapore, Seoul, South Korea and Jakarta, Indonesia where the market’s largest consumers are teenagers and young adults. But if you want to get more personal and unique, the following are some tips that you can utilize:

1. Choose your Bling

I know you have some leftover art materials of your scrap book made in school. If none, then, there are so many rhinestones and crystals available in small quantities in stores and even on the internet. Choose the color and styles that please you most. Make sure your blings aren’t fraud as you would have a hard time sticking it later.

2. Draw a pattern

You wouldn’t want to waste your money and doesn’t want to make a mistake on this one. Even if you do not know how to draw, you can just make a simple pattern or notes of colors, lines, stripes or layout. You can trace your phone on the paper to know how many blings you have to put so as to put a limit on the space of your phone and on how complex it would be. Putting thought on planning saves you time and prevents errors.

3. Allot a work-place area

Set up your own workplace where all your tools are present and in reach. This activity is quite time and effort demanding so you may want to take breaks in between. It would be better if you can just leave it and return to it anytime.

4. Start attaching your bling

Depending on the type of faux gems you're using, one of the following methods should work:

  • If you purchased stick-on rhinestones, just peel of the tape and stick it to the surface of your phone in the correct position.
  • If there is no self-adhering on the gems, prepare to glue them in place. Using the glue gun quickly put a dab of glue on the rhinestone and hold it on your phone for 5 seconds to make sure it's firmly in place.
5. Finishing Touches

After attaching the blings on your phone, leave the glue to dry for about 5 minutes. If it’s a stick-on, press your finger on it to ensure it is firmly in place. After that, you can already boast of your DIY phone case.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Choosing the Best Selfie Stick

If there is one talk of the tech town nowadays aside from the growing nation of mobile phones, the use of selfie stick is indeed one big issue. You can use these monopods to take pictures of yourself and other people in a different angle, beyond the normal range of arm by connecting it to your phones or camera. From the papal selfie in Rome to the great mob of patrons in Las Vegas, the wave rush of these selfie sticks are now predominant that is it now considered necessary to have one.

In Asia, where you cannot pass a day without seeing somebody taking a selfie, the demand for these products is rampant. The Peterson Group, a wholesaler and distributor of mobile phone accessories and laptop paraphernalia based in Taiwan, has imported and exported thousands of different kinds of selfie sticks all across continent. Sales have increased to up to 500% since the company first started distributing it on 2010. According to reviews, Jakarta, Indonesia, Seoul, South Korea, Beijing, China and Tokyo, Japan are the cities which have the highest number of monopod users in 2014.

Far from what many people know, there are different kinds of selfie stick in the market, catering specific needs. As a user, you should know which qualities to look for in a standard monopod:

1. Light and Compact

Some countries in Europe, concert venues in Australia and states in USA have restricted or banned the use of selfie stick because of public disturbances and inconvenience to others. In United Kingdom museums, its use was also banned because it may cause possible damage to artworks. In a sense, you should find a selfie stick which can be easier to carry around. There are existing monopods which can fit exactly in your hands.

2. Compatibility

Of course, it would be a given that the selfie stick should be able to work well with your smartphones or cameras. Regardless of the size, type, shape and OS of your phone, the selfie stick should be able to adapt well with it. 

3. Rotation

There are so many selfie sticks which can now rotate 360°. You can twist it, twirl it and turn it whichever angle you want. Any orientation with your camera should be possible. The perfect shot should be taken on any angles.

4. Good Grip

You wouldn’t want to get your mobile phones broken and memories shattered just because the monopod slipped out of your hand. It would truly be devastating if that happens. A good rubber grip monopod should help you keep a steady hold.  

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Different Kinds of Earphones

Earphones are very popular nowadays as it comes with every mobile phone. Moreover, the widespread of different kinds released on the market with different designs has caused the demand to increase. However, it will always be important for buyers to review and know what they are purchasing for.

The Peterson Group, a wholesaler and distributor of top quality mobile phones accessories and laptop paraphernalia all over Asia from its main office in Taiwan has prepared these guide in order to inform our clients of the basic information they need to learn about headphones, the different styles and each of its function as well as give you suggestions in choosing the best one to suit your needs and use.

Each type of earphone is designed for a specific type of person who wants to get a particular quality of sound from the device. There are earphones that completely cover the ear when being used and earphones that are simply put inside the ear. The design of the earphone affects its sound and comfort.

1. Circumaural Earphones

These ear pads over the ear headphones, or circumaural earphones, are typically made to be used by professional musicians or sound engineers because the way the earphone is shaped improves the quality of the sound. Each of these earphones have pads that encircle the ears in order to contain the sound waves within the space between the ear and the ear pad making the earphone almost like a soundproof room. Filtering out the ambient sound, and trapping sound in, the molded plastic, rubber, or metal circumaural earphones are great for users who don’t want to be distracted by outside noises. Warning though, prolonged usage of these types can make your ear irritated and hot and can cause serious hearing defects.

2.Supra-Aural Earphones

These ear pads on the ear models first patented from Jakarta, Indonesia and have been redesigned by various innovators are designed to perch on the ears rather than to go completely around them. Supra-aural earphones are made with an adjustable band that can be worn over the head to secure the device. There is a pad between the speaker and the wearer’s ears that consists of foam.

3. Canal Phones

The name for the canal phones is quite self-explanatory. Canal phones are placed directly into the wearer’s ears canal. However, the canal phones are made out of silicone rubber or an elastomer material which helps in blocking out ambient noise as well as helps keep the earphone in the canal more comfortably. Because of the silicone rubber, the earphone is prevented from falling out thus providing a more snug fit. With a more snug fit and the canal phones ability to block out ambient noise comes better sound quality than can be had with ear buds. Canal phones are great for athletes to use while running or to use when exercising.