Ainol Novo9 Firewire Spark Quad Core Tablet PC

Looking for the perfect tablet computer? Something highly functional but costs less than your typical bestselling tablet? Then this might just be your next bundle of joy.

As the name implies, the Ainol Novo9 Firewire Spark Quad Core Tablet PC (hereon referred to as the Firewire) runs on a 1.5-GHz quad-core processor, faster than several other tablets that usually run on dual-core processors. It also has internal memory of 16GB, perfect for storing your favorite applications. If you need more memory than that, simply get a TransFlash (micro SD) memory card that will give you up to 32GB additional memory. In addition, the Firewire has a retina screen, something that most tablets don’t have. It gives your viewing pleasures a whole new experience!

The Firewire also covers all your basic needs for a tablet PC: support for various video, music, photo, and e-book formats, e-mail and browser, Wi-Fi, OfficeSuite, several different languages, and other applications. It also has a dual camera functionality: one 2.0-megapixel camera in front, and one 5.0-megapixel autofocus camera at the back.

Ainol Novo9 Firewire Spark

More than that, it has a TF card slot, a micro USB port, a 3.5mm audio port, and a Mini HDMI port besides the charging port. These ports eliminate the need to buy another adaptor! And if you are fond of multitasking or playing games, you will find that the tablet’s multi-touch feature comes in handy. The battery lives for as long as 10 hours when continuously used for videos, which means that for the average user, the battery can last for as much as two days!

Now you might be wondering how this baby fares in comparison to other tablets, especially those made by the current market leaders (Samsung and Apple). Well, I am happy to say that the Firewire is actually pretty competent! I took the closest possible competitors based on my own evaluation (the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and the Apple iPad 2), and juxtaposed a few of their features with the Firewire, as seen in the table below:

    Specification Samsung Galaxy      Tab 10.1 Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Apple iPad 2 Ainol Novo9 Firewire Spark Quad Core Tablet PC
   Price (PHP) Up to 32,000 Approximately 23,000 Up to 24,990 (w/ Wi-Fi + 3G) 15,000 (no discount)
Operating System Android 3.0 Honeycomb Android 3.0 Honeycomb iOS 6.1 Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
      Processor 1GHz Dual-Core NVIDIA Tegra 2 processor 1.2GHz Dual-Core processor Dual-Core A5 Allwinner A31, Cortex A7 Quad Core, 1.5GHz
          RAM 1GB 1GB 512MB DDR2 2GB DDR3
          ROM 16/32/64GB 16/32GB + micro SD (up to 32GB) 16GB 16GB + micro SD (up to 32GB)

According to the table, in most instances, the Firewire offers something better than its competitors. For instance, who would’ve thought that it would have a quad-core processor for so much less? And the RAM is so much larger and more advanced, resulting in a significantly better experience using this tablet.

To have all these features and more at the palm of your hands (literally) for a very reasonable price almost seems too good to be true. But the Firewire actually makes this possible. As you have seen, it is really something that will give you value for your money. It may not be the most famous tablet out there, but it provides a lot of features that are better than or comparable to the current bestselling tablets in the market. So, what are you waiting for? Reserve your very own tablet now while the price is still at a heavenly discount!

Digitag Mini LED Projector

Who would have thought graphic displays can be this easy? With the drastic advancements brought about by technology, MP3 sounds can now be played on handy phones, pictures can be taken in hand held devices, and even the magical experience of watching a movie at a theater can now be felt within the comfort of our own living room.

Speaking of movies, I just love to watch them. I’m a movie person. I can watch five movies in a row without sparing a blink. It’s unfortunate that our home doesn’t have the luxury of a widescreen Smart TV. There are times when I think to myself: “If only I had a quality projector.”

My daydreaming came to an end when I was first introduced to the Digitag Mini LED Projector on the Internet. Emphasis on the “Mini”. This device has the length of 12.7, a width of 12.6, and a height of 5.6cm. That it only weighs 0.5 kilograms makes it practical for traveling and outdoor use. Awesome, right?

Digitag Mini LED Projector

Aside from the convenience of its structure, the Digitag Mini also has a feature that allows you to store music files, pictures, and, of course movies. Through this projector, you can get to watch endless movies without having to step foot on a video store. All you need to do is plug it and grab two things: its remote and a bucket of popcorn.

Aside from the to-love features mentioned above, here are some of the main functions and attractions of the Digitag LED Mini Projector:

1) The Digitag Mini LED Projector has a built-in SD card slot that supports up to 32 gigabytes of SD card.

Those who don’t have flash drives need not worry for most phones have SD cards, which happen to be accessible with this device. Simply plug your phone’s SD card to the projector to access your files on the screen instantly. It’s that easy.

2) It also has a VGA interface for connection to a laptop, computer or a XGA TV box like Gadmei 2830e.

If the files you need to view are in the computer or in your laptop, the device’s VGA interface will give you the connection you need.

3) The device can also accept traditional RCA audio video signal from your DVD player.

In the same way, if the files you needed to view are in the CD in your DVD player, the RCA is the quick answer to your small dilemma.

4) Finally, the Digitag Mina has built-in speakers and a remote interface for easy device control operation.

This eliminates the need to spend extra for heavy-duty speakers.

Other attributes of the Digitag Mini Led Projector include:

  • Fully sealed case design, efficient cooling channel to enhance the overall stability and life of the product
  • LED light source with a life span of 20,000 hours, vibrant colors and richer image detail
  • Electronic image zoom function
  • Supports 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Supports image reversal, normal and flip image display.

24 watts low power consumption, green environmental friendly and supports car power supply interface

The Pros and Cons of Internet Group Buying

Back in November 2008, the idea of group buying on the Internet started to really go around with the rise of groupon.com, which set off the birth of similar sites like livingsocial.com and, of course, our very own eBuyGroupPh. Soon enough, hundreds of group buying sites began popping up, each boasting awesome ideas of their own.

Internet group buying seems like a pretty good idea for consumers as there’s little to no risk in it. All in all, it’s really the more practical and cost-effective option compared to individual online shopping. How? Well, in a nutshell, group buying sites offer unlimited promos that offer massive discounts on popular products.

Internet Group Buying

However, such promos do expire later on, causing some deals to be unused entirely. Aside from that gripe, group buying is seen as a safe and useful way to save money while shopping online.

The risk though is on the business side of things, wherein revenue may not be certain with all their featured discounts that could exceed the 50% mark. The common tactic of group buying websites is to make enticing deals available which are instantly promoted by emails sent to shoppers who are subscribed to their newsletter. From there, the customers have a time limit in which they can avail of the deal. Once the time limit is over, the deal will be split in cost, depending on how many had availed of it. A lot of sites are generous enough to split the price tag by half, popularizing the “50% off!!” trend.

While this may not look good for businesses on paper, they do get a sizeable amount of money upfront, so costs are covered right then and there. Brand exposure and website marketing are also achieved during the offered deals. There are a lot of advantages in participating in a group buying deal, but remember that running and making a profit out of it takes a lot of skills and research.

You have to decide on which company is best to partner with in your particular situation. List down all your best candidates, identify their strengths and weaknesses, and determine which company is most compatible with your vision. With group buying being one of the biggest trends in the online market today, you have plenty of reasons to invest in it, assuming of course that you’ve done all the necessary research. Remember that it’s those foundational decisions that make or break a business, so vigilance and care is crucial.

Optimizing Your E-commerce Website’s Site Speed

As an online shopper, you don’t want to get frustrated waiting for the items to load in an e-commerce website. Every extra second of loading time takes one’s patience level one point down. This delay is tantamount to the chance of losing potential sales. In order to boost your site speed, your e-commerce website should follow the proper optimization procedures. In this article, we will share guidelines on how to increase the site speed and improve your site’s performance.

Improving Website Speed

1) Place More Important Items at the Top

Since websites often load pictures, text and other objects above the fold, you should locate your site’s most valuable information at the top of the home page. If the visitors of your site see what they’re looking for at first glance, they will most probably study your site by doing a little exploring.

2) Manage Your Tags

Tags are commonly known as pixels. Most e-commerce sites use about 20 different tags, such as the display advertisements, affiliates, site analytics, etc. These are things you should learn to manage without firing them all at the same time. In your backend codes, check the deployment process of tags and show up the ones which tend to be culprits when it comes to the load speed of your site.

3) Organize the Navigation

It’s better if you can categorize the items in your e-commerce website. For instance, if you’re selling fashion items, design the website with a navigation panel that separates the labels of shirts, pants, accessories and dresses. This way, customers will not cram on finding where to click to get to the landing page they want to view first.

4) Focus on the Top Products

Don’t display all your products on the home page, especially if each one would come with a picture or image thumbnail. Since it’s impossible for customers to virtually see them all, just choose a manageable set of the top products you think will sell best. This will then intelligently improve the page quality and business focus. Also, as much as you can, limit the number of images in each product template and opt for a lighter CSS solution instead.

5) Optimize CSS and JavaScript

Speaking of CSS, you should be able to combine custom style sheets for speed boost. Remove the CSS files that you don’t need and the JavaScript which do not pertain to your template. Having a minimalist mindset, you should learn how to effectively reduce the number of line in the codes.

Like any other website, e-commerce site optimization for speed will produce great results if you follow these basic steps. Monitor the items which cause lags and always check your site for any downtime to make sure you deliver content to your customers faster and better.

How do Group Buying Sites Earn Profit?

As we know, group buying sites have been around for quite some time now. In fact, it has gained a significant amount of popularity here in the Philippines. Because they specialize in slicing a huge chunk off the price of their products, these online stores have become a huge hit. Do you know that, on some occasions, these discounts can exceed the 70% mark? Amazing, huh?

Considering the awesome discounts and unlimited perks that are constantly offered to us by group buying sites, it is inevitable for one shopper to stop and wonder, “How does this kind of business earn a profit?”

A good question, but before we can go on and answer it, we must first develop an understanding on how group buying sites function in the first place.

Group Buying Philippines

Group buying was born out of the belief that collective purchasing has a stronger bargaining power than individual shopping. By highlighting a special discount on a particular product, numerous online shoppers would sign up and purchase that discounted product. Though this method is also true for regular shopping at malls, the twist here is that the price of the special product would get lower as more people signed up to purchase it. Because the discounts are only available for a specific amount of time, products are always purchased in bulk.

Indeed, group buying sites have provided great opportunities for online shoppers, but there are times when a site isn’t able to meet the required quota of buyers that would result in the proposed discount. Potential buyers won’t have their chosen products given to them automatically for they still have to wait until the time given for the deal has run out. And when the time is finally up, there will be a review whether the deal has reached its quota of buyers. If the deal has reached the quota, that is the only time when the buyers will be charged and receive their purchase.

Following this system, the site therefore becomes a referrer of a number of sure buyers to their affiliate companies. Since the sites have a huge group of followers, it is easy for them to easily attract buyers that would sign up for their deals. And it is through these abundant referrals that they get their commissions.

In fact, even if the deal fails to meet the minimum requirement, the site is still able to get some helpful information from these interested buyers as their names are added to the affiliate companies’ list of prospective clients in the near future.

What is eBuyGroup?

Ebuygroup LogoEBuyGroup (www.ebuygroup.com.ph) is the online “Group Buy” website of Digitag. We are an online wholesaler and retailer of computer peripherals and consumer products since 2007 with our products made available nationwide at unbeatable prices. It is easy & safe with a wide variety of payment and shipping options. Ebuygroup aims to offer convenience to customers nationwide.

For online shopping and group buy savings, make www.ebuygroup.com.ph a part of your life today. Register Now and start closing “GBuy” deals!