The Road Ahead : February March 2010
WWW.ROADAHEAD.COM.AU THE ROAD AHEAD FEB/MAR 2010 22 TRAVEL + LIFESTYLE TECH + GADGETS visit www.roadahead.com.au MORE INFO PROTECT YOUR COMPUTER TODAY. VISIT GIZMO.COM.AU OR CALL GIZMO ON 1300 275 449, AND THEY'LL RECOMMEND THE APPROPRIATE SERVICE AND PRODUCT FOR YOU. JUPITER IMAGES check out: auto solutions Whether it is for recreational or practical application, or just protecting your pride and joy, some new products have the answers. PRIMARILY FOR USE in 4WD and camping vehicles, the Smart Start® range is designed to keep batteries in top condition and fully charged while protecting the vehicle battery. Supplier Redarc says the range, which incorporates the SBI, pictured, is a potential solution for power blackouts and damage caused by overcharging batteries. The range is priced from $165 (SBI). www.redarc.com.au NARVA HAS A new flat, seven-pin trailer plug and socket designed to simplify trailer wiring and assembly. The design uses a threaded cap that can be unscrewed by hand, allowing the top and bottom outer casings to separate and provide ease of access for wiring up. Clear circuit identification markings found within each unit also help the process. Narva says both items comply with Australian Design Rules. From $22.50. www.narva.com.au FAST MUSTARD IS offering made-to- order indoor car covers in a choice of nine colours. The resulting snug fit is claimed to prevent movement that might cause abrasions to the paintwork and, being made from 100 percent cotton, condensation is avoided. Double stitched and elasticised front and rear, and with a complimentary embroidered logo on the front, the cover can be fitted by one person. From $495. www.theracingroom.com.au HOME COMPUTERS WITH GIZMO MAKING PHOTO BOOKS Why make a photo book? The rise in popularity of digital cameras has resulted in the growing trend to share photos online or store them on hard drives. Creating a photo book is a great way to celebrate anniversaries, weddings or special events, by combining photos with personalised comments. Today, thanks to the internet and digital printing, photo books have taken off in a big way. They're relatively inexpensive and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. You choose the design, binding and fonts. Where can you get one made? There are many places you can buy photo books. Retailers like Harvey Norman can make them, as well as websites like Snapfish, Photo book Australia and Blurb. Search the internet to find more. The process for making your books is always similar. You first download the appropriate layout software from the website, import your images, decide where you want them to go and add any captions or headings you'd like. Once you're happy with the finished product, you upload the book file, enter your payment details and the printing starts. Remember that if you need a hand installing the software or downloading your photos from your camera, give gizmo a call on 1300 275 449.
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