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The EasyACC Bluetooth speaker gives your lots of flexibility on what type of device you use to deliver your music. It has the capability to pair through a bluetooth connection, a slot for an SD memory card (up to 16gigs), and auxiliary input, or through standard FM radio. While it may not provide booming sound it more than holds it own in this price range.

Notes

- Has several different playing modes including playing from SD video cards, FM radio, Bluetooth, or auxiliary inputs

- Can be used as a speakerphone

- Has a removable rechargeable battery - so when the battery dies it can be replaced.

- The bluetooth works very well - it is easy to pair and has significant range (it claims to be 10Meters/32 feet)

- The sound quality is about what I expected. The bass lacks depth and the top end sounds a bit shallow - but that does not mean that it sounds *bad* just that it tuned to to the middle range of the frequencies. However, it sounds as good or better than many of the other bluetooth speakers at this price point.

- Sound Volume is loud enough to fill an entire room - but it may not have the power to be heard at a distance when being used outside. The speaker has two drivers at 2watts each - for a total of 4 watts of power.

- I had some issues in being able to pull in FM radio stations when I was indoors

- Also works as a speakerphones

- Be sure to keep (and read) your instruction manual since some of the key commands are not intuitive.

Final Verdict - This is a speaker for people who want a lot of flexibility. While I had limited success with the FM radio the EasyACC Bluetooth speaker it still provides lots of flexibility, decent sound, and a nice value.

4 Stars

Please Note I received this product in exchange for an unbiased review

 

 


Enjoy music from your android phone with this Wireless FM Transmitter for Car Radio that lets you play your phone's music over your vehicle's radio stations. 

IMB aFM FM Transmitter lets you listen to your iPhone or Android Phone on your car's FM radio. The advanced audio circuitry rejects cell phone interference while the external antenna improves signal transmission, so you hear your music loud and clear. 

This wireless radio transmitter is the ultimate car companion for your iPhone or iPod. Compatible with most Apple® iPod® Android Phone and audio players with a 3.5mm headphone jack; plays your audio device through your car stereo

This FM Radio Transmitter also provides the convenience and safety of the hands free through your car fm radio quickly and easily.

Simple Plug and Play Gadget 

No Bluetooth!
No Setup!
No Battery!
No Wire!
No App!

iPhone FM Transmitter works best on OLDER cars. No matter if you have a cd, cassette, or 8 track player in your vehicle. This gadget will work beautifully with any FM radio.

Simple 3 Steps Operation 

1. Set your car radio dial or preset
2. Connect this gadget to your iPhone5 
3. Crank it up and enjoy

Is there such a thing as gift giving etiquette? Of course! There are quite a few DOs and DON'Ts of gift giving. Remember, though, that each situation will be a little different from the next, just as individuals differ from each other. We've done a little research to provide a basic gift giving guide. These aren't set in stone, but they should give you a good idea about how to approach gift giving in most situations.

GIFT GIVING ETIQUETTE

Dinner or Party Invitation?

When someone invites you over for a "get together", you'll want to bring a small gift to show your appreciation for the invitation. This could include a candle, flowers, or a bottle of wine.

"Please, No Gifts"

If you've been invited to a birthday party, graduation party, anniversary celebration, wedding, or any gift giving occasion and the invitation specifically reads: "No Gifts, Please", then it is appropriate to respect that request. If you feel that you must bring "something", try a card or some other very small sentiment.

 

Is money an appropriate gift?

It is appropriate to give money in a few (sparse) situations, like when a teen-ager asks for it. But try to avoid giving money. It's more thoughtful to give a gift certificate or gift card, but only if you take the time to consider the the appropriate store or restaurant. Pick something that will be enjoyable and/or useful for the gift recipient.

 

Other Gift Giving Hints

- Don't give loud toys to children

- Don't give things that YOU want

- Always try to wrap a gift. If you don't have the time or talent to make it look nice, spend a dollar on a gift bag and some tissue paper.

- Include a card with your gift, and actually write a personal note in it

- Don't re-gift a present that you have been given unless a) it is still in it's original packaging, b) it's appropriate for the next recipient, and c) the re-gifting will NOT be discovered (by the original giver or the new recipient)

- Always get a gift for a wedding, even if you can't attend (unless "no gifts" were requested)

- Always bring a gift to a shower, but don't feel obligated to do so if you aren't able to attend

Business Gift Giving

Business gifts are appropriate in the following situations:

- Close of a business deal (beware of international etiquette)

- Group gifts for a retirement, serious illness, or other momentous occasion

- Holidays (like a Secret Santa or grab bag)

In a business situation, don't give gifts that are:

- Personal in nature (perfume, red roses, etc.)

- Only from you (give outside of the office in this situation)

- In violation of company policy (check your company guidelines)

- Not considerate of a person's culture, diet, environment, etc.

GIFT RECEIVING ETIQUETTE

When you receive a gift, no matter what you think of it, say "Thank you". Accept any gift politely and remember that it's a GIFT that was not necessary.


By A Heath

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Science@NASA: EMS Electromagnetic Spectrum (Episode 2) - Radio Waves

The electromagnetic spectrum is the range of all possible frequencies of electromagnetic radiation. The "electromagnetic spectrum" of an object is the characteristic distribution of electromagnetic radiation emitted or absorbed by that particular object.

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MEASURING THE ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM

The electromagnetic (EM) spectrum is just a name that scientists give a bunch of types of radiation when they want to talk about them as a group. Radiation is energy that travels and spreads out as it goes - visible light that comes from a lamp in your house and radio waves that come from a radio station are two types of electromagnetic radiation.

Other examples of EM radiation are microwaves, infrared and ultraviolet light, X-rays and gamma-rays. Hotter, more energetic objects and events create higher energy radiation than cool objects. Only extremely hot objects or particles moving at very high velocities can create high-energy radiation like X-rays and gamma-rays.

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RADIO WAVES

Radio waves are a type of electromagnetic radiation with wavelengths in the electromagnetic spectrum longer than infrared light. Like all other electromagnetic waves, they travel at the speed of light. Naturally-occurring radio waves are made by lightning, or by astronomical objects. Artificially-generated radio waves are used for fixed and mobile radio communication, broadcasting, radar and other navigation systems, satellite communication, computer networks and innumerable other applications.

Different frequencies of radio waves have different propagation characteristics in the Earth's atmosphere; long waves may cover a part of the Earth very consistently, shorter waves can reflect off the ionosphere and travel around the world, and much shorter wavelengths bend or reflect very little and travel on a line of sight.

Discovery and utilization: Radio waves were first predicted by mathematical work done in 1865 by James Clerk Maxwell. Maxwell noticed wavelike properties of light and similarities in electrical and magnetic observations. He then proposed equations, that described light waves and radio waves as waves of electromagnetism that travel in space. In 1887, Heinrich Hertz demonstrated the reality of Maxwell's electromagnetic waves by experimentally generating radio waves in his laboratory. Many inventions followed, making practical the use of radio waves to transfer information through space.

Propagation: The study of electromagnetic phenomena such as reflection, refraction, polarization, diffraction and absorption is of critical importance in the study of how radio waves move in free space and over the surface of the Earth. Different frequencies experience different combinations of these phenomena in the Earth's atmosphere, making certain radio bands more useful for specific purposes than others.

Radio communication: In order to receive radio signals, for instance from AM/FM radio stations, a radio antenna must be used. However, since the antenna will pick up thousands of radio signals at a time, a radio tuner is necessary to tune in to a particular frequency (or frequency range). This is typically done via a resonator (in its simplest form, a circuit with a capacitor and an inductor). The resonator is configured to resonate at a particular frequency (or frequency band), thus amplifying sine waves at that radio frequency, while ignoring other sine waves. Usually, either the inductor or the capacitor of the resonator is adjustable, allowing the user to change the frequency at which it resonates.

In medicine: Radio frequency (RF) energy has been used in medical treatments for over 75 years generally for minimally invasive surgeries and coagulation, including the treatment of sleep apnea.

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Whether it's the holidays, a birthday, an anniversary, or a retirement, there is often a reason to bring the tradition of gift giving into the office. With these special occasions also comes a slew of concerns. Employees or employers may find that they ask themselves questions concerning the nature of the gift, the message it may send, or what is a reasonable amount to send. While every office is different, asking your self these questions before purchasing a gift will help to ensure your gift is appropriate. 

Does your office have a gift giving policy? - Many offices have established a policy informing employees how they should handle gift giving. Reading up on your employee handbook or speaking to the Human Resources department in your office is a good way to find out if gift giving is accepted and if it is, what guidelines the company follows. Rules can be as strict as outlawing gift giving all together or they can simply set precautionary rules about what and how gifts can be given.

Is your gift appropriate for the office? - It's not unusual to form bonds with your co workers, but when giving gifts, you will want to steer clear ones that may be to personal and inappropriate. For example, while you and a coworker may feel a particular gag gift is very amusing, you run the risk of insulting the recipient or making other individuals in the office uncomfortable. If you find that your gift prompts you to ask "Is this out of line," consider searching for something a little less taboo.

Will your gift violate any dietary, spiritual, or personal rules the recipient must follow? - While everyone enjoys a basket full of gourmet goodies, not everyone can indulge in the gift. If your boss is on a special diet, the last thing you want to do is give a gift that they can't enjoy. The same is true when giving wine or spirits. Unless you're positive your co-worker is a die-hard red wine lover, steer clear of alcoholic gifts. Therefore when giving gifts that consist of food or beverages make it a point to take any diet, heath, religious, or personal restrictions into consideration

Can your gift be construed as a bribe or attempt to further your position with the company? - When giving gifts to senior staff members it's important to keep in mind that it is possible your gift can be seen as a bribe. It is suggested that if you are close to a promotion or if there is a possibility of advancement in your near future, that you steer clear of giving elaborate or unnecessary gifts. Unfortunately, even with the best of intentions you run the risk appearing as though you are "buying your way to the top."

How much should I spend? - Unfortunately, it's not always easy to set a price limit for gifts. This is particularly true for gift giving reasons other than holidays (Offices that practice gift giving during the holidays often set price limits). As a general rule, individual gifts should rarely exceed thirty-five to forty dollars. If you are interested in purchasing a gift that is more than fifty dollars, consider asking co-workers if they are interested in giving a gift as a group. This will save you money and it can limit any questions about your intentions when giving an expensive gift.


By Jennifer Wasilewski 

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