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What are the Benefits of Bluetooth Speakers?

If you have bought a tablet or a laptop, you have probably been disappointed by the sound quality. This is fairly common as not many portable devices have a great sound by themselves. However, this doesn’t mean that you can give up the idea of watching your favourite movie on a portable screen.

As we get more advanced technologically, things become all about convenience. It is therefore convenient if you can take good sound with you, on the go. You can do this with a Bluetooth speaker. So, let’s look at the benefits of Bluetooth speakers, and why you really should buy one.

Price

Bluetooth speakers are a very popular way for you to listen to music or sound from a mobile device. One of the reasons is that they are inexpensive, even for a Bluetooth speaker that has lots of features.

There are so many Bluetooth speakers on the market that it is important that you research the best ones before you buy. Use a site such as Speaker Digital as they review the best speakers and give you some guidance about which ones are the right speakers for you.

There are 3 main price bands; those under $50, those under $100 and anything over $100. You should find a suitable Bluetooth speaker to suit your budget.

Quality of Sound

The sound from a portable device is not great on its own. You will be amazed at the quality of sound you can get from a portable speaker. Although they are small, they can produce a great sound.

Portable

Bluetooth speakers are very convenient as they are portable. Not only can you use them on the go, but you can listen to music in any part of your house. You can listen to music or the radio whilst you cook, without having cables everywhere. You can even listen whilst sat in the garden.

Although you can use them around the house, one of the main benefits is that you can carry them around with you. You can use them when you stay overnight in a hotel, for example. As they don’t need electricity to run, you can even use them at the beach or when you are camping.

Easy to Install

One of the benefits of Bluetooth speakers is that you don’t have to worry about a nest of wires. However, you may think this means that they are difficult to install. Well, far from it. Installing a Bluetooth speaker is easy and when you have done it the first time, your portable device will remember it.

Your Bluetooth speakers will connect to your portable device wirelessly. When you connect 2 devices together using Bluetooth, this is known as pairing your device. Once you have paired your speakers to your smartphone or tablet, each time you have both devices switched on they will automatically find each other.

Energy Efficient

As I have mentioned, you don’t need a Bluetooth speaker to be plugged into mains electricity to work. They are powered by a rechargeable battery. You charge it up before you want to use it and the batteries will last for several hours.

Other Features

There are a few other features that some Bluetooth speakers have.

  • Attractive appearance. Bluetooth speakers are available in just about any colour you can imagine. You can also get them in all sorts of shapes and sizes. You can choose a very colourful and attractive speaker that still provides a great sound.
  • If you spend a lot of time near water, you can buy a waterproof Bluetooth speaker. These are ideal for use in a shower or wet room. You can use them around the pool and some can even go in the pool.

As with everything, not all Bluetooth speakers are the same so you need to decide the main reason you want a Bluetooth speaker. They all have the same features but they are better at some things than others.If you always travel, you should look for very light speakers. Maybe you want a waterproof one for those pool parties. Or perhaps, quality of sound is the most important thing for you. Regardless, you will easily be able to find a Bluetooth speaker to suit your requirements.

How to Make the Most of Your Upholstery

How to Make the Most of Your Upholstery

Whether it’s in your living room, your office, or your car, keeping your upholstery clean and well-kept can be quite a chore. It seems like any little thing can go wrong with it, turning your living room centerpiece from a place of comfort to an annoying eyesore. Maybe you found a stain that seems like it’ll be around longer than our solar system’s star or a faded pattern that now looks a lot more like dirt than paisley. Whatever your upholstery problems may be, I’ve compiled a list of things you can do to keep your upholstery looking clean, fresh, and comfortable.

DIY Cleaner

Stains, ground in dirt, and dust can all take a piece of upholstery from “new” to “yard sale” in seconds. One of the crucial steps to keeping your upholstery looking good is regular cleaning. If those stains have sat there so long that you can’t imagine the couch without it, you might need to go out and grab some heavy duty stuff. However, if you catch the stains within a reasonable amount of time (reasonable, to me, meaning within a year) you can usually get them out fairly easily with a little bit of homemade cleaning spray. Just grab a spray bottle and fill it with half rubbing alcohol and half white vinegar. If you don’t want your house smelling like a dentist’s waiting room, feel free to put a few drops of essential oils in there to make everything smell like lavender, citrus, or any scent your olfactory sense desires.

Fabric Dye

Alright, you tried the cleaning spray. It….worked? Kind of? But the upholstery still looks older than the American Dream. Time to try some fabric dye. You can grab a color similar to the old color, or feel free to cover it up with a brand new flair. Luckily, these dyes are strong enough to cover up whatever leftover stains, faded colors, and regret was on the upholstery before, so I usually like to switch it up. Choose a spray from Fabric Spray and start getting some new vibrant colors in your life!

Baking Soda

You cleaned all the dust and dirt off with your trusty spray, the scent of lavender essential oil is wafting through your house, and your sofa is covered in brand new bright red paint drying. You turn your eye to your office chair and realize you missed a little stain. As you kneel down to scrub it, you realize your office chair has absorbed many different smells over the years, none of which are pleasant. Don’t think about it. Just toss some Baking Soda on there for twenty or thirty minutes, come back to vacuum it off, and we’ll never talk about it again.

Waterproofing

Do you really want to keep scrubbing out all of these stains? Consider waterproofing your upholstery to make the cleaning process twice as quick and easy. There are plenty of upholstery waterproofing products out there, but I personally recommend the sprays. They’re just easy. I like easy.

Covers

So as you’ve probably discovered, taking care of your upholstery is no walk in the park. There are plenty of ways to keep it all looking fresh and clean, and all of these techniques will work on your sofas, chairs, couches, car seats, office chairs, and any other upholstery you have. However, if it all just sounds like a lot of work to you, you can give up on the whole regular maintenance of your belongings thing and just grab a cover for it all! Covers catch all the dust, grime, and potential stains. Before you go wrap all your furniture in plastic, check out some of the washable covers. They’re more comfortable, they fit right in the wash, and they look a whole lot more aesthetically pleasing than mountains of non-biodegradable plastic engulfing all your furniture.