Posted on 3/31/2010 15:13 EST
All those premium consumer goods look so enticing. But here are some tips from BUXR about the biggest ripoffs and where to find the goods that are worth their price.
"Don't you hate ripoffs? We at Buxr hate them too and here is our top list of consumer ripoffs and some easy tips on how to avoid them.
1. Premium Gasoline - You're wasting money if you buy premium gasoline, when the owners manual for your car makes no mention of it. If you car is engineered to run with an octane rating of 87, using 91 will result in no real benefit. In some cases, you may even accumulate un-burned fuel deposits in your catalytic converter..."
Posted on 3/30/2010 12:51 EST
Do you have a problem with too much data and no where to store it? Toshiba has a solution for you: eweek.com reports the electronics company is introducing a series of cheap and portable hard drives, with the largest topping out at 1TB of storage for $200.
"Toshiba caught up with data storage competitors Western Digital and Iomega on March 29 when it introduced a new line of pocket-size storage devices ranging in capacity from 500GB to 1TB.
The company's new Windows 7-based Canvio portable hard drives are aimed primarily at consumers but could also be something SMBs and midrange businesses might find useful, since they are inexpensive, easily transportable and capacious..."
Posted on 3/29/2010 0:38 EST
No surprise here, but the Chinese counterfeit clone of the iPad is ready for its debut, according to GadgetsDNA. So if you're dying for the status but can't afford it, here's your chance -- but no complaints if it doesn't provide all the smooth functionality of the original.
"Chinese company Shenzhen Huayi has developed a clone of iPad to counterfeit Apple iPads and will hit the shelves on the same date as Apple is scheduled to launch the iPads in US. The price for Chinese version of iPads has been set US$290 which is almost half of the original Apple iPad.
According to president Xiong Yiwei of Shenzhen Huayi who is coming up with revolutionary iPad Clone, said that, in past they were able to extract a profit margin of upto 30% on counterfeit or fake cell phones..."
Posted on 3/27/2010 22:56 EST
Drive to work every day? You probably want a car that's comfortable, light on gas, and moderately priced. Theweekdlydriver.com has some suggestions for you, courtesy of research completed by the AAA,
"The American Automobile Association (AAA) compiles a variety of driving statistics, including average commuting time. The AAA's stats reveal the average motorist spends about 41 minutes a day traveling about 22.5 miles round-trip to their job.
With the average commuting nationally about 3 1/2 hours per week, AAA's last compilation is the good commuting cars based on comfort, fuel efficiency and affordability
Here's the list and a comment on each car..."
Posted on 3/26/2010 13:24 EST
Yet another new, cheap smartphone. This one from Nokia, to be used with T-Mobile service. Brighthand has a rundown on the features.
"The Nokia Nuron is now available from T-Mobile USA. This Symbian-powered smartphone has a large touchscreen, 3G access, support for Nokia's free navigation service with turn-by-turn directions, and a low pricetag.
The Nuron is selling for just $70 with a two-year service agreement, qualifying voice and data plan, and after a $50 mail-in-rebate. It is $180 without contract..."