My name is Adam, and I’m a spec-a-holic!
Today, as part of my pre-deployment preparation I was due a routine eye examination with the Optician. This is always very dangerous for me as it involves trying NOT buying any more spectacles. I must have 8 or 9 pairs on the go at the moment, ranging from cheap and nasty ‘utility’ glasses, reaction lens mountain bike goggles, through to a set of A�450+ titanium & polycarbonate monsters.
Vision Express in Stamford, UK was my port of call – A local reputable Ophthalmic dispenser and stockist of row upon row of shiny frames. The eye examination went well and I was subjected to a whole range of extra tests I’ve never had before, including the one where they blow air into your eye which made me emerge from the machine with eye-water (not tears) streaming down my face;)
Then the fatal slip… 5 minutes to spare whilst my the Optician passed my details to the assistant. Sauntering up the display cabinets I could sense the ‘O’ monograph of the Oakley brand, dragging me in…. It had me.
A few moments later and I had chosen a new frame, the Oakley Rough House (Black.) A chunky (ish) frame it is constructed of lightweight, stress resistant, durable acetate. Given my work, my glasses go through some quite rough times so it is imperative they don’t snap at the 1st hurdle, the frame feels very well made with engineered arm hinges.
According to the Oakley sales pitch “A high-energy laser with a pinpoint beam creates the stem art on this durable acetate frame. ROUGH HOUSE is heat adjustable and comfortably lightweight, and we designed it with a Three-Point Fit that keeps the optics precisely aligned. Those angled icons that set the look apart are made of C-5 alloy, and they’re part of a five-barrel hinge design that can take its share of abuse. Oakley UNOBTAINIUM gives the stems a soft surface that actually increases grip when you perspire.”
Despite their well engineered and ‘tough’ looks, they are incredibly light on my face with the 3-point fit hugging my head lightly keeping them in place no matter how hard I try and shake them off. I see a promising future ahead for these frames, they may even oust the Titanium ones as my No1 pair; stay tunes to find out.…
My name is Adam, and I’m a spec-a-holic!
Most of us have survived the digital television transformation with little problem. Either you subscribe to cable and do not need a converter box or you used your free certificate and got the box at a very low cost. Even so, there will come a time when the old analog set is going to need to be replaced. If you are shopping for a new TV, Sony televisions are often an excellent choice.
Sony is a well known brand among electronics. They entered the market with the Walkman in 1978 in Japan. This little playback device is the grandfather of all of today’s MP3 players. Of course, today, Sony produces much more than just the Walkman. They have expanded into televisions, and with the digital conversion, make some sets that rank highly.
A Sony television often costs more than other televisions. The extra price does seem to give a better picture and sound that is also somewhat better than other televisions, especially among the flat panel models that are almost all that is available today.
One problem that LED televisions have faced from the beginning is that their lace of contrast causes the image to lose some of its sharpness. By using their Bravia processor, Sony uses a higher refresh rate than some of the other sets to give a better resolution for their televisions.
The second problem with nearly every flat panel televisions is their sound quality. Speakers that have been flattened to fit inside the thin cabinets of the television seem to lose some range in producing natural sounding tones. Apparently, Sony has used some of the lessons learned that made the Walkman so popular with their television speakers. They do offer better sounding televisions than many other manufacturers of televisions. They are still a little lacking in quality but rank far above the bargain basement television in producing better sound.
Flat panel televisions require no floor space. They can hang on the wall like a picture. This makes them a great choice for a small room. There is no need for a television stand or an entertainment stand with these sets. However, the sets do come with a small stand that can be easily attached if you prefer your television to sit in the entertainment center or on the stand. The only problem is that many of the sets are larger than the entertainment center opening.
Sony televisions are manufacture red in many different sizes. It is very likely that you will find a set that is perfect for your home. In the bedroom, try a thirty two inch set but in larger rooms go for the forty two to sixty inch set which will make easy viewing.…