Jul 30, 2012

Garmin Edge 500 vs Garmin Forerunner 310XT: Cuál debo escoger?

Para mis salidas en bicicleta hace tiempo que tenía pensado comprar un GPS y después de semanas informándome sobre las posibles opciones, preguntando en foros y buscando información, me decidí por coger uno específico para bicicleta, ya que es mi deporte principal, el elegido fue el Garmin Edge 500 Bundle, a un precio que rondaba los 200€, el pack completo, con sensor de cadencia y un monitor cardíaco.

La mejor utilidad de tener un GPS es qu puedes guardar tus rutas por la montaña sin tener que gastar la batería del móvil. Otra opción interesante es el nuevo modelo Edge 510, que incorpora novedades principalmente en sus capacidades de conectividad. Si no lo tenéis claro aquí tenéis una comparativa entre entre el Edge 500 y el Edge 510. Ahora que el nuevo modelo ya ha salido si podéis conseguir el Edge 500 por menos de 180€ os lo recomiendo, los cambios que han realizado en el Edge 510 para mí no son demasiado importantes como comento en este post y sobretodo el incremento de precio es significativo.

Me planteé la opción del Garmin Forerunner 310XT que lleva un monitor de ritmo cardíaco pero la falta del sensor de cadencia y que sea un poco más caro me ha hecho decantarme por el Garmin Edge 500 (modelo 010-00829-01), pero si vuestro deporte es el triatlón o os gusta practicar un poco de todo, sobretodo correr y preferís el formato reloj es vuestra mejor opción.

Y por último y no menos importante un producto importante para el cuidado de vuestra bicicleta, si queréis mantenerla limpia y evitar el polvo y barro usad un poco de "cera dura" para mantenerla como el primer día, así evitaremos que la suciedad quede pegada. Aquí tenéis un bote de cera que compré hace un tiempo, aunque comprado en Inglaterra, debido al envío gratuito a España tenemos un buen producto sin movernos de casa.

Recordad que a parte de comprar a partir de nuestros enlaces de amazon.es o utilizar Wishlist Manager.

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Jul 15, 2012

My favourite bought items at amazon.co.uk

  • Rucksack Gelert Nebula 25lt.A modest brand but a really good product, professional and comfortable, perfect for mountain biking or hiking.
    • Dimensions: W28 x D14 x H44 cm
    • Features: Padded Cool Air Design back system
    • Lightweight padded shoulder straps
    • Sliding chest strap
    • Full winged hip belt with zippered pockets
    • Side mesh pockets
    • Front map pocket
    • Ice axe / walking pole holders
    • Side compression straps
    • Hydration compatible
    • Material: 600D Polyester & 600D Diamond Polyester Ripstop
    • Weight: 0.73kg

  • Hair Clipper Remington HC5030 PerformerProfessional clipper, good performance, with cord but does not get hot with use like many other that use rechargeable batteries. It also can be used with europe plugs.
    • Advanced Steel, self-sharpening blades with pro-groove blade with comfort tips
    • Lube for Life, 0.5 mm precision blade and taper level for cutter length adjustment
    • Corded for constant use with rubber grip panel
    • Nine attachment combs (3-30 mm)
    • Comes with sectioning clips, left and right ear guides, scissors, neck brush, comb, cord holder, cleaning brush and three year guarantee


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Las mejores ofertas de la semana en amazon.es

Productos de primera a unos precios imbatibles, estos són los productos que he pedido esta semana:
Recordad que a parte de comprar a partir de nuestros enlaces de amazon.es o utilizar Wishlist Manager, también podéis sacar provecho de #WhereToBuy, una web en la que hemos colaborado en su desarrollo, y con ella podremos buscar los mejores precios online.

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Jul 10, 2012

Take advantage of the price drop of SSD and upgrade your computer today!

Want to upgrade your computer but can't afford a new one? Or just simply don't want to have working computer getting dusty in a corner? You probably have already heard about SSD on high end laptops like macbooks, but you probably have also heard that they are pricey or at least until now.
First let's introduce the concept of SSD and later talk about its prices.


SSD is an acronym for Solid State Drive, you may have some USB pen drive, you can imagine that SSDs are something like a bigger version. SSDs do not have moving parts, data is stored in microchips, in the other hand, a conventional hard drive uses a mechanical arm that moves and reads or writes the information in the disk. This difference is what makes SSD much faster and more reliable, SSD use NAND-based flash memory, a type of permanent memory that has a data storage integrity for over 200 years and more power efficient and also one of the best features is that SSD consume relatively less power than traditional storage disks, this makes them ideal for laptops.

Additionally SSD have the same format as hard drives so they can be replaced easily with an SSD, normally their size is 2.5", if you have a desktop computer will need a bracket to convert it to 3.5".
However, one of the downside is the short lifetime of the SSD drive in comparison to traditional HDD. One of the ways to increase the lifetime of your SSD drive is to disable unnecessary write access. There are many applications that will do this process easier, such as SSD Fresh.

And one more warning, SSDs don't make noise, it will not give you a warning of something wrong, they just die. Then, you should always have complete image backups of your systems so you should be able to get back in no time, your important data should be replicated, and if you can not have all your data replicated you should select your sensitive data and system images.

Prices of SSDs

After this small introduction it shouldn't be a surprise that an SSD is the best upgrade you can get for your computer and now is a great time to buy one, because the formerly-expensive drives have dropped dramatically in price over the past months this would be the perfect time to buy one. After last year's Thailand floods, prices got stuck for some time, but SSD prices have continued dropping dramatically, many models being 65% cheaper than they were only a few months ago, SSDs have never been more affordable and they can make breathe new life into your computer. If you've been waiting to do a step forward, now is a great time to make the change.

Here you have a graph showing the price evolution of the Crucial CT128M4SSD2 128GB M4 SSD on amazon.com:

My recommendation is to buy a relatively small SSD for your OS and programs that depend much on disk reading, and have a traditional hard disk for store data, then you will not need much space, 128GB will be enough, and your pocket will not hurt much.
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