Cafes with free wifi along with your cup of coffee are listed on laptopfriendlycafes.com. There is already a good selection as I found out by typing in my local area of London, and it’s also international with wifi hotspot cafés around the world. If your favourite wifi cafes aren’t listed you can submit them and also give your review of the venues.
The designers say they started the site after compiling information for their own use when out and about with their laptops looking for wifi connections, and like many good sites it has been built from the real and practical needs of its designers. Cafes are easily found using Search, and you can also use the information on your iPhone. The other main options on the toolbar are quick submission of a café, and an option to have your café features and promoted prominently on the main pages.
The iPhone application is interactive and automatically finds the nearest wifi café depending on your location. By tapping it you can get the location on a Google map and you can also see all the other cafes in the surrounding area. It also lets you browse by café or location name. The iPhone application is for New York, London, Melbourne and Sydney. The laptop application has a greater variety of cities and is growing all the time.
ConsumerMate is a relatively new website launched to specially cater for the electronic lifestyle of people living in India. The website offers help and advice in selection of electronic items. Currently it catalogs laptops, mobiles and TVs of renowned brands like LG, HP and Sony.
The concept, though not new, is presented through an easy to use interface. I liked the ‘GURU GYAN’ feature, a wizard which asks you the questions relating to a product and then fetches the results based on your answers. The questions are not overly technical and are designed to keep in mind what the end user wants. The choices can also be made by using the slider control presented.
Once a selection is made, an inquiry can be forwarded which is sent to the local dealers allowing them to get in touch with the buyer.
The site also hosts information articles about the technological aspects of these products and what a buyer should look out for. In short a nice resource which allows buyers to make informed decisions before they actually commit to buying a product. It would be nice if more categories are added to give the site a more diverse audience.
Today’s games demand high performance machines. Traditionally desktops have been the driving force behind the success of games but now the shift is starting towards laptops. Choosing a right gaming laptop is difficult though. That is where factorgaming.com comes in.
FactorGaming.com uses templates to give the user an idea of the bare minimum machine. The users are then free to add customizations to suit their particular taste. Things like processor, RAM, hard disk, operating system and accessories like camera, battery, carrying case etc can be added on the fly and the price quoted. You can then place the order of your dream machine and it will be delivered within 10 days.
The website accepts Credit Cards, PayPal eChecks, Money Orders, Personal Checks, and Wire Transfers.
Happy gaming everyone.