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Why you need a gaming chair

November 13, 2018

The gaming world has become a huge industry. It is now said to be worth more than the movie industry and lets face it many people have become gaming addicts. Whether it is on your PC, Playstation or Xbox most people have at least one of these gaming platforms to game on. This means countless hours spent in front of the screen which can be bad for your health if you don’t have the right set up. Long periods of sitting is not good for you and can really effect your posture which in turn can cause shoulder, neck and back issues. It is recommended to take a break once an hour, this is also good to give your eyes a break from the screen.

But there is something else you can do to make sure you are not only comfortable but sitting in healthy manner also and this is by getting a comfortable gaming chair. Many avid gamers spend huge amounts of money on their set up and games but many do not consider the need for spending that bit extra to make themselves comfortable. If you are going to spend thousands of euro on a console and games then you should be ok with paying one or two hundred euro on a chair that will benefit you physically.

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A good gaming chair will be ergonomic this means that it is the correct design for your back. Many gaming chairs will be height adjustable so you can be at the perfect height for your screen. You do not want to be looking too far up or down at your screen for long periods so this is important. A gaming chair might just look like an office chair but they are designed with gaming in mind and are usually very stylish looking as well as being super comfortable.

There are many types of gaming chairs on the market such as the famous X rocker chair. Most of them are very similar and all of them are a better option than slouching on your couch for extended periods. You don’t have to break the bank and we found some for under €100 at https://www.it-directory.ie/collections/gaming-chairs-ireland so there really is no excuse.

 

 

 

 

Why you should use a hoverboard to get to work

November 5, 2018

New Ross is like many other small towns in Ireland. There are literally plenty of towns around the same size as New Ross and of course some of the bigger cities that are always trying to improve the town centers and make a cleaner environment all round. One scheme we have seen in Dublin city centre is the city bike scheme. This allows people to rent bikes at one location and it gives you 30 minutes to cycle to the next bike stop where you then leave the bike. This has been incredibly successful with only a handful of bikes being stolen or damaged each year.

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The next scheme being talked about is something we heard on Newstalk Radio during the week and that is the use of electric hoverboards to get into work. These hoverboards run on electric lithium batteries so they have no emissions and they can be charged in your home. They have a distance of about 20kms when fully charged so they have plenty of distance in them for most small towns and cities around the country. In a town such as New Ross they would be perfect as the town is small enough that they could be used regularly.

How they can be used is another issue as they currently still fall under the road act which means that a user has to have a driving license and insurance to drive them on the road. This is obviously ridiculous and due to an old law that will more than likely be changed. There has even been talk about ministers about changing this law soon as they are trying to encourage people to use the electric hoverboards as a means of commuting to work. According to hoverboard Ireland the demand for their hoverboards are on the increase and they hope to get these added to the bike to work sceheme soon.

Schemes such as this should be taken on by small towns like our own as it would take traffic off of the roads and also cut down on pollution. The cost of one of these hoverboards is only about €200 so they are cheaper than a bike and a lot cheaper than running a car. So consider this if you are not too far from your work place and looking to save the environment whilst also saving money.

Teeth Whitening Kits – A New Ross Business

November 4, 2018

We have had the pleasure of trying products from the new, New Ross business Glory Smile. They offer a range of teeth whitening products as well as other teeth hygiene products. So here is our honest review of their kits and their strips and a big shout out and best of luck to them in the future.

One of the biggest trends these days is to have whiter teeth. Whether it is from professional bleaching to common over the counter type whitening kits that you can purchase at any mass merchandise stores, many people are looking for the most effective ways to brighten their smile. Now if price is an issue for you, you definitely want to consider purchasing the whitening kits that you would but from the store that you can use at your own convenience at home. The question is which one works better for your money and is most easy to use? I have tried both whitening strips and whitening kits from Glory Smile and here is my opinion of both.

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Teeth whitening strips come in the form of thin sheets with the whitening formula on one side, which you apply directly to your teeth (one strip for the upper teeth and one for the bottom). These are easy to apply and generally cover just the front portions of your teeth where most people would see when you are smiling or talking. Usually you must leave the strips on for 45 minutes and twice a day for two weeks. Now if you’re an impatient person or if an important event is coming up soon then you might want to try out the premium versions of the strips, which cost a lot more but might be worth it. The downfall of whitening strips is that they tend to slide off easier and so you have to keep on going back to the mirror to adjust them. However, they are truly effective and my teeth were way whiter after the fourteen-day period. I would recommend getting the regular whitening strips over the premium simply because of the huge price difference. Premium versions generally run ten to fifteen euro more than the regular versions.

The teeth whitening kits that I tried came in the form of thin Styrofoam kits that contain the whitening formula within and that go around the front and backside of both your upper and bottom teeth. You generally are instructed to wear it for approximately 30 minutes a day, seven days a week. There are three big negatives with the whitening kits. One is the price. These are generally at least ten euro more than whitening strips kits and even the generic brands are more expensive as well. Two, the kits are very uncomfortable to wear and make your mouth look puffy, so it would be somewhat awkward to go out in public (unlike the strips where it does not take up room in your mouth). It was so uncomfortable to me that I quit using the rays for awhile before finishing the kit. Also, after the 30 minutes sessions were up and I removed the kits, my mouth felt quite sore for a bit. Lastly, I did not see much of a difference after using the kits (and I had waited a long period time in between to see more effective results). For the price and the effort, I felt that the kits are not worth the trouble.

A downfall for both methods is that they can have a stinging taste during and after the application session. Also, they both can leave temporary white spots on your gums and teeth, although I have noticed that the kits tend to leave more. So overall, if you are looking for an inexpensive, convenient, and effective way to brighten your smile, teeth whitening kits are the way to go.

Where to get WIFI Signal Boosters in New Ross?

June 9, 2016

Wifi boosters are small devices (not much bigger than a plug) that allow you to strengthen and lengthen the range of your home or work WIFI network. As most houses, apartments and workplaces become better insulated WIFI signal boosters have become more and more popular as they allow you to eliminate any dead areas your WIFI network may have in your premises. There is not a lot to this technology although there are many brands but most of them are essentially offering the same product.wifi signal booster

The main things to look for in a WIFI signal booster are speed, frequency and price. Most WIFI boosters can send a network speed of 150mbps which is more than enough for most homes or offices based in Ireland including New Ross :). However there are now 300mbps boosters which are obviously able to transmit a faster signal but it is important to note that your internet provider and router actually provide the existing speed of the internet and the WIFI repeater is merely repeating that signal and does not speed up an existing signal. Some of the cheaper WIFI signal boosters can lessen the speed of your overall internet connection as they use up bandwidth when receiving and sending out the signal.

You can get around this by getting a dual band WIFI signal which receives on one frequency and sends out the signal on another frequency. This is a worthy investment as it can actually give you slightly faster internet due to operating on a different frequency.