Saturday, January 24, 2015

All-in-one for Me

Let me begin by saying - appearance is the most important thing when it comes to shopping for girls. A thing has to look unbelievably good to win us over. We like to flaunt and hence, appearance of a product plays a vital role. So, when bloggers were asked to choose between - Sleek and Powerful ASUS EeeBook X205TA or Ultra-Portable and Perpetually connected ASUS All-in-One PC ET2040, my choice was obvious.

It’s ASUS All-in-One PC ET2040 for me. Is it only looks, you ask? Of course, not. There are some terrific features which makes this sleek beauty desirable. 

Compact and Appearance - 
Hands down, this is the number one reason but don’t even think that we girls can be fooled with looks only. We look and closely examine what we buy, we want to get value for each rupee. Since we have to maintain the house and take care of everything, we like life clutter-free. This product saves a lot of space and can fit in even on small table or in small corners, like the foyer in front of dining area. It’s sleek, compact and can be shifted very easily. Both its looks and the compact size makes it suitable for smaller spaces, like my apartment. It also fits my lifestyle, as I work from home.

Hands-free -
Now, this is what we all wives need - a device that can be operated from far away. Who has the time to walk to the computer to change the song or increase the volume? Plus, who has the energy to stop cooking, wash hands and go to the coffee table to start the video, you think you clicked, but is not playing? This is when, the incredible Gesture Control would act as my little genie and I could operate this device from five meters away. How cool is that! All I have to do is memorize these -

Hush to Mute
Fist to Volume
Thumbs to Play
Wave to Flip

Smart Charging and Connectivity-
Honestly, I don’t know the technical difference between of 2.0 and 3.0 devices but what I care is - this device is faster. It can recharge up-to 50% faster and can transfer data between devices 10 times faster. What else I need? Faster action means time saving and more free time to pursue my hobbies. And I don’t need to upgrade my old electronics as this device comes with required compatibility. 

Also, I can connect this little device with my TV to play something on a bigger screen but this is not such a great feature for me. What really excites me is that I can connect it with other device and work on two screens simultaneously! This feature would come really handy to bloggers who make or edit pictures, no hassle of switching between tabs, swiping and losing track of the content. 

These are the features which stood out for me along with the 1 hour built in UPS, which prevents the data loss. For me, All-in-One PC ET2040 wins the battle with its gesture control, appearance, charging and connectivity feature, where ASUS EeeBook X205TA lacks. 

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Quick Solution to my Moving Woes - Quikr

I lived in Ulsoor, Bangalore for close to nine months. We rented a fully furnished apartment that time. It was an easy move but it lacked the personal feel. So, if I ever move to Bangalore again, I would like to set up the entire house on my own. And, I have heard Quikr can help me with every aspect of it - from looking for an apartment to pet care and from buying a car to hiring a handyman. It lets you buy, sell and post a requirement. It's secure and gives you a sea of options to choose from. 

The first step in my relocating journey would be to search for a apartment on rent. I would use Quikr, which has updated listings and all the filters one needs to define the apartment search - location, price range, type, area, photos and my personal favorite - postings listed by individuals, brokers and builders separately. I have had a bad experience dealing with brokers when I moved to Noida. So, now I avoid them. The best feature on Quikr for apartment search is Chat Now and Reply button on every property listing. I feel, this is a very useful feature. Most techies have limited time when it comes to relocating and we look for prompt replies and actions to finalize the things. But in case I don't find anything as per my requirements, there is an option to Create an Alert. I am sure, with so many features, finding an apartment won't be that difficult as it was earlier.

Next thing that I will hunt on Quikr would be handymen to help me arrange my house. A carpenter to assemble the furniture and electrician to put appliances in place. Quikr has listings for all these services and there won't be any need to rush to local market to look out for help. This would help me to settle down even while my husband would be working in office. Earlier for all these issues, I waited for the weekend when my husband went to local market in search of carpenter, plumber or electrician.

And now the most important requirement for any lady out there - maid. I was elated to find 'Maid and Housekeeping' listings on Quikr. As far as settling in a new city is concerned, half of your worries are over as soon as you find a maid. Believe me when I say, finding a maid is like hitting a jackpot! Not only for these basic needs, I would use Quikr for finding help for decorating my home. I love to bring a personalized touch to my apartment and for that I always need - wallpaper, blinds, paintings, local handicrafts. There is a comprehensive list of all such services under 'Home Lifestyle' on Quikr, which I would use to turn a house into a home.

Last but not the least, I would use Quikr to search for part time jobs related to my field. I love teaching and with a right job in hand, my moving journey would end perfectly.

And to begin with, it would be better to create an account on It would help me to keep track of my requirements, contact the sellers promptly and post my own advertisement in future. And this all will be done on a secure system where your identity is protected. Isn't it great to have one site where you can find answers to all your moving woes. With Quikr at your service, I would happily say - Let's move to Bangalore!