How the Largest U.S. Electronic Stores Started

Popular Electronic stores started with only a few simple products. From simple products, these stores have grown and become the most trusted names in advanced technology.

The largest Electronic Stores in the United States started with just few and simple products. Here are some of them:

Pioneer Corporation

Pioneer Corporation is a multi-national firm that was founded in Tokyo in 1938. It was founded first as a radio and speaker repair shop that specializes in digital entertainment products. Now, it is well-known worldwide in the consumer electronics industry.

In 1953, Pioneer introduced the Hi-Fi speaker PE- 8 was introduced. They also introduced the globe’s original separate type of stereo system. They established sales companies with in the US and Europe. In the 60s, the company name was changed to Pioneer Electronic Corporation. It was in this decade that their shares began to be listed in different financial exchanges.

In the 70s, Pioneer introduced the globe’s first component car stereo, laser disks, two-way addressable type of CATV system within the US. In the 80s, they introduced VP-1000 LD player for home use in the U.S., LD software, LD Karaoke System, CD player, LD combination player compatible with CDs and LDs. They also introduced the 40-inch projection monitor.

In the 90s, they introduced the world’s first CD-based GPs automotive navigation system, the world’s first 4x CD-ROM change. They earned their ISO 14001 certification at TOKAROZAWA plant. They also introduced in this decade the DVD/CD player and world’s first DVD/LD/CD compatible play for home use. Pioneer started supplying digital satellite broadcast set top boxes in Europe. They also introduced the worlds

 1st DVD based GPS automotive navigation system,
 1st DVD-R drive,
 1st DEL-equipped car audio product
 1st high definition 50 inch plasma display
 1st DVD-based GPS automotive navigation system featuring 8.5 GB dual layered DVD disk

Pioneer came up with their new logo in the 90s. It was also in this decade that they started supplying digital CATV set-top boxes in the U.S. They also introduced the world’s 1st DVD record, compatible with DVD-RW format.

By 2000, Pioneer introduced the hard disk-based GPS automotive navigation system. They also introduced the global brand slogan “sound vision soul”. GPS automotive navigation system was introduced with a wireless communication module. They also introduced the DVD recorder with hard disk. They also accomplished the following in this decade:

 CATV Settop Boxes with high definition TV signal reception capability.
 Total shipment worldwide of PC-use recordable DVD drive surpasses 5 million units.
 Introduced the world’s 1st DVD player for professional DJs and VJs.
 Transferred NEC’s plasma display business is completed.
 Pioneer Plasma Display Corporation started operation.
 Vice President Tahimiko Sudo was appointed as new President
 Pioneer closed its car audio division in Singapore.

SONY Corporation

SONY Corporation is the company which recognized the idea that most critical issue facing mankind today is the protection of the environment. The company incorporates respect for nature in all of its activities . The company defines environmental conservation as an important part of its management strategy. SONY created the five core components. They are:

1. Design environmentally sensitive products and promote recycling.
2. Develop environmental technologies.
3. Promote the environmental education and full participation of SONY employees.
4. Reduce the environmental impact of production processes and business activities.
5. Let the public know of environmental information.

SONY Corporation is one of the well-known names in consumer electronics. SONY was actually founded by Akio Morita, a previous naval lieutenant, along with Masaru Ibuka, a defense contractor. Ibuka worked as a radio repairman right after the war for the Tokyo Department Store which had been damaged by bombing. Morita searched for him when he learned that Ibuka had invented a shortwave converter. In 1946, these two men, with only $500 of borrowed capital, established the famous partnership. They registered it as “Tokyo Tsushin Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha” or “Tokyo Telecommunications Engineering Corporation” (TTK). Their first consumer product is a rice cooker which failed commercially.

When the Japanese economy grew stronger, they abandoned the home-appliance market. They concentrated on developing new electronic goods.

In 1950, TTK introduced the first Japanese tape recorder. This tape recorder was inspired by an American model he had seen at the Japan Broadcasting Corporation.

In 1952, Masaru Ibuka heard of a tiny new capacitor called a transistor. In 1955, TTK begins selling Japan’s 1st transistor radio. In 1958, company’s name was changed to SONY Corporation. Over the years, Sony made the following milestones in the electronics industry:

• In 1960, SONY introduced the world’s 1st transistor television.

• In 1968, the revolutionary SONY Trinitron colored TV was introduced.

• In the 70s, the company launched the Betamax VCR.

• They also introduced the SONY walkman.

• In the 80s, SONY came out with the first CD player.

• They also introduced its 1st 8 mm video camera.

• In the 90s, SONY Play Stations were introduced.

• In the late 90s the VAIO line of PCs for home market was launched.

• In 2000, the enhanced graphic of Play Station 2 was introduced.

Sony also went into the entertainment industry. In the later part of the 80s, it acquired for $3.5 billion the Columbia Pictures.
Source by Jayesh Bagde

How to Get a Cheap Used Cell Phone

Usually when you sign a long-time contract with cell phone carriers in the US, you could get a discounted new cell phone. However if you just lost or broken your cell phone in the middle of your contract, and don’s want to switch to another phone company, you probably have to pay hundreds if you opt to purchase a new cell phone from your current phone carrier. In this case, buying a cheap used cell phone seems to be a better way to go. Used cell phones are often significantly discounted when put on sale. So how are many consumers getting a cheap used cell phone today?

There are at least three different methods that people rely on when looking to get cheap used cell phones. The cheap used cell phone purchasing methods include researching used cell phones on the Internet, getting used models, and/or buying through online cell phone auction sites. First things first, unless a local cell phone or consumer electronics store is offering a substantial sale on cell phones, you will probably waste much time looking for cheap cell phones at local retail outlet.

A used cell phone is not an elusive entity and is something that is quite easily attainable. Using the Internet to shop for the cheap used cell phone is probably the fastest and most sufficient method for getting a cheap used cell phone at an all time low cost. Just think of it; using the Net to review used cell phone offers saves you time, gas, travel time, and saves a consumer considerable hassle. There’s no waiting in line at local cell phone stores, no traffic jams, and no wasted fuel when you use internet to shop for a used cell phone. In addition, buying options are completely diverse and prices are unbeatable via online used cell phone sites.

Instead of investing in the expensive newest models of cell phones that have just hit the market, smart, money saving consumers are buying cheap used cell phone instead. Used cell phones are just as good as the newest versions on the market and for those individuals with a modest budget, or don’t want to pay hundreds for a cell phone, buying a used cell phone is just more feasible and reasonable.

Buying from an online cell phone auction site can minimize cell phone costs to the greatest extent. At online auction stores, consumers can find used cell phone for super reasonable prices. Through the site offerings, you can bid on different new or used cell phone and accessories, and view pricing by bid ending time, new listings, and ascending as well as descending prices. Vivid images of available cheap used cell phone are presented which will direct you to more information about the particular cell phone selections.

To learn more about Cheap Used Cell Phone, I recommend you checking out Buy Used Cell Phone. It is a specialized used cell phones for sale site that lists up to the minute deals on the used, refurbished and new cell phones and accessories of all popular brands. Be sure to try this website first.
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Wireless Audio Visual Intercom System

New bilateral (two-way) intercom system is perfect for indoor and outdoor surveillance. It works on the 2.4GHz wireless frequency to securely transmit digital AV signals (audio and video) and comes with an outdoor unit and a portable indoor receiver with a 2.4 inch screen to let you see who’s at the door from anywhere in your home.

At home, and enjoying an evening in bed with your wife/husband/partner? Now you can know who’s at the door right from your bedside instead of getting up and walking all the way to the front door! For people and businesses that have an E-Lock mechanism in their doors, then this wireless audio visual intercom system will work even better. At the office, the receiver allows you to unlock the door remotely by connecting your doors E-lock mechanism to the outer unit. So not only do can you see who’s at the door, you can even unlock the door to let them into the entryway or lobby.

Wondering if there are any strangers lurking at your front entrance? Then you can press the monitor button on the wireless receiver and view the outside of your home day or night. The CVKF-J14 also lets you take snap shots of people knocking at your door, just hold down the monitor button for a couple of seconds and a photo will be captured.

The wireless video receiver also displays a signal strength indicator on the screen. This is very useful and lets you know if the unit is still receiving a signal or not. So when you decide to use the receiver as a portable unit you can make sure not to wander out of range from the door. The outer unit comes with 6 LED lights, so even in the darkest lighting conditions you will still be able to know who’s there.

The audio and visual receiver with viewscreen can be placed on a desk, mounted to a wall, or even used as a portable unit that you can carry around with you – the choice is yours! No more blindly letting people into your office. With the CVKF-J14 AV intercom system you can quickly let in the people you want while keeping out those you do not. Welcome to 21st century convenience!

This two way wireless Audio/visual intercom system is in stock in our warehouse right now and is available for single piece or bulk orders. Get your wholesale prices, factory direct wholesale priced Wireless Audio Visual Intercom System today!

At a Glance…

  • Takes Photos
  • 24/7 Security
  • Wireless & Portable
  • Audio/Video Intercom
  • Perfect For Heavy sleepers

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Manufacturers Specifications

    • Primary Function: Home Audio and Visual Portable Intercom System
    • Indoor Unit Specifications:
      – Power Supply – Input 100-240V (50/60Hz) / Output – DC 5V 1A
      – Screen Size – 2.4 inch TFT LCD screen
      – On Screen Indicators – Signal Bar, Battery Bar, Time, Atmosphere Temperature
      – Modulation – GFSK
      – Internal Battery – 3.7V 1200mAh Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
      – Power Consumption – Standby – 0.1W / Working – 12W
      – Frequency – 2.4GHz
      – Channel – 64
      – Transmitting Power – 17dBm
      – Wireless transmitting range – approx. 15 meters
      – Charging Time – 3 Hours
      – Onboard Buttons/Indicators – Unlock Door, View Monitor. Talk Button, MIC, LED Indicator, Mini USB Input, Speaker, Volume -/+, Brightness control -/+, Antenna, Power ON/OFF Switch
      Dimensions: L:102 x W:134 x H:55 (mm)


    • Outdoor Unit Specifications:
      – Power Supply – Input 100-240V (50/60Hz) / Output – DC 5V 1A
      – Camera – CMOS 300,000 Pixels
      – Light Source – 6 LEDs
      – Channel – 64
      – Modulation – GFSK
      – Frequency – 2.4GHz
      – Transmitting Power – 17dBm
      – Dimensions: L:127 x W:95 x D:36 (mm)
      – Onboard Buttons/Indicators – Call Button, 6 LED Lights. MIC, Speaker, LED Indicator, Power ON/OFF Switch


  • Operating Temperatures: -5 to + 45 Degrees Celsius
  • Certification: FCC, CE
  • Manufacturers Ref: HPWM1AEEOIU3

Product Notes

  • Very Simple to use, easy and straight forward
  • Take your time in the bathroom, no need to rush things as long as you have the portable viewscreen receiver with you!
  • The outer unit connects via a negative and positive power cable to the e-lock mechanism in your door
  • The indoor receiver charges through either the power charger provided or through a USB connection on your computer
  • The outdoor receiver comes with 6 LED’s to provide light during dark lighting condition, so you can always see who is at the door
  • To view captured photos, press the monitor button and hold down for 2 seconds, then you can navigate with the arrow keys and view the photos

Package Contents for CVKF-J14

  • Audio Visual Tow Way Intercom Units
  • Power Adapter 100-240V x2
  • Positive Negative Wiring For E-lock System
  • User manual – English

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

  • Does the CVKF-J14 also record video?
    No, you can only take photos with the CVKF-J14 to have a record of who visited.
  • How do I connect the CVKF-J14 to my door, my door does not have an E-Lock?
    This AV intercom system, can unlock your door, but it can also make a huge difference in your life, e.g. never to have to get out of bed to see who is at the front door.
  • What exactly is an E-Lock?
    E-lock stands for electronic lock, if your door comes with an electronic lock then you have connect it to this wireless AV intercom system. If your door does not come with an e-lock, then you can still install the wireless audio visual intercom system, it helps knowing who’s at the door, whether your in the kitchen, garage, bathroom or just taking a nap.
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Wireless Audio Visual Intercom System Am securedby Baciro Ibraima Nicolau – on 10/15/2009

This is incredible, I couldnt believe how confortable iam since i got my wireless intercom system. Its works perfectly and you can carry it wherever you want along within the house and still have it doing the work. It come with inbuilt litium battery and it has a very long duration lite time. It does everything the say, This is great . Thanks chinavasion,This is lovely keep it up.
Don The style boy.
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What is VGA?

VGA, or otherwise known as Video Graphics Array, is a standardised resolution for computer monitors and projectors and allows for resolutions of a certain value of pixels to be displayed on screen. It was developed by IBM and supersedes the original EGA (Enhanced Graphics Display) which was also developed by IBM but only supported resolutions up to 640 x 350 pixels. VGA has several different types, each with its own maximum resolution display. What’s the difference? A higher resolution display can hold more pixels on a screen; therefore, there is more information that can be displayed. This usually results in neater and better looking graphics.

There are seven sub systems of VGA. These are separated into specific categories, including graphics controllers, display memory, serialiser, attribute controller, sequencer and the CRT controller. Each of these parts performs a different task and as a result, displays text and graphics on the screen. The CPU processor of a machine will process all the necessary information, and then feed it to the VGA which will then process it. The VGA system in itself is quite outdated, although standard PC’s do boot up in VGA mode, with the maximum resolution size of 640 x 480 and 16 colours.

Since VGA is much too outdated to be used in common systems such as laptops and PC’s, it has evolved into something much more complex – the XGA. This is the first step up that IBM developed that resembles something closer to what we would expect of home computers and laptop resolutions, allowing 800 x 600 pixels of high colour (16 bits per pixel) and 1024 x 768, the standard resolution that most computers run on nowadays with a palette of 256 colours. Electronic equipment such as projectors and digital cameras also use XGA support. XGA is much more aesthetically pleasing, due to the larger amount of pixels that it can hold.

Another variety of the VGA cable that we have includes the SVGA, or otherwise known as the Super Virtual Graphics Array, which was originally released as an extension to the original VGA set by IBM in 1987. SVGA was formed as a means of standardizing for cross-compatible graphics display and display adapters. While we may think of SVGA as an enhanced, better product in comparison to the XGA display, it in itself does not have a specific resolution definition and is more so a means of generalizing a higher level of graphics display featuring resolutions of 1024 x 768, and versions of SVGA which could support up to 32-bit colour.

VGA has and still is the basic fundamental of graphics display for digital devices. Although it has now been replaced by the more commonly used XGA and SVGA standards, VGA still exists as an important graphics base that will continue to guide how graphics display and resolution will operate. The VGA system has since revolutionized the display of graphics and digital equipment that still exists today, especially with low resolution technology.
Source by Robert Deans

All About The Smart Features Of Smartphones

A smartphone is basically a cellphone with some of the basic features of a computer or personal digital assistance. With the help of this gadget you can make phone calls, send and receive emails and edit office documents. Some find it as a small PC that enables phone calls, others call it a phone that runs operating systems and provides standardized interface. Overall, the device is a complete mobile phone with advanced features of accessing internet and emails.

There are many people who spend a hefty amount on a smartphone, but use the device as any other cell phones (only for simple voice communication) as they fail to explore the device and its features. Spending some time to learn the features of this new generation phone can definitely help you discover innumerable benefits from the device.


Any basic mobile phone is operated with the help of software that helps them include an address book, allow searches through the address or perform any other operation depending on the model. The software in a smartphone has advanced features that allow you create and edit new MS Office documents and download applications such as personal and business finance manager.

The software also increases the functionality of the device by allowing you to get driving directions through GPS receivers, edit photos, and create a play list of digital music. Basically, the phones are based on operating systems that aid to run productive applications. While Blackberry phones are featured with specific blackberry OS, others have Windows Mobile or Palm OS.

Managing calls:

The Smartphone is still a basic cell phone despite all the digital gadgetry. The user can manage multiple conferences and concurrent calls on the cell phone with the help of user interface. Apart from changing the ringing and ring tones based on callers or groups, the cell phone allows you to record the calls to digital files and save them to your PC.

Access to internet:

Thanks to the Wi-Fi (wireless network) support to the handset and the 3G data networks, the Smartphone users can access the internet at higher speed. You can use the device to browse your favorite websites, and receive and send emails. The phone can automatically reformat the HTML pages for display on small screen. Additionally, the device can also access Web 2.0 content.

Advance GPS features:

The Smartphone users can obtain current location by connecting to portable GPS receiver or integrating a GPS receiver to the device. You can get driving directions, point of interest in the locality, or search businesses by using the gadget. The Bluetooth technology in some phones enables you detect people around you.

QWERTY keyboard:

For cellphone users who have got bored of pressing `1` to type `a, b and c`, there is good news. Now, with your Smartphone, you can get a keyboard like the one that you use with your computer where the keys are not in alphabetical order. You can use a physical keyboard to type on or a touch screen like an iPhone which is operated by software.

Multimedia features:

Smartphones are also featured with built-in digital camera and a sound recorder. Apart from taking still pictures, you can also record video clips. The features also allow you to share MMSes and SMSes to other smart phones or email addresses. With the help of additional software you can also share blog content and photos from websites.

These are the few features of the Smartphone that really make the device a functional one. With the continuous changing technology, we can look forward to a more superior and high-end Smartphone in a couple of years.

Source by Roberto S

Five Great Ways To Get Rid Of Your Unused Pitney Bowes Printer

In our growing world of constant technological advancements, new electronics are being unveiled on a weekly basis. If you recently bought a new home or office printer, you’re probably looking for a way to dispose of your old one. Before you automatically place it in the garbage can, however, consider these five environmentally- and community-friendly ways to dispose of an old Pitney Bowes printer.

Donate it. If your used Pitney Bowes printer still works, donate it to a library, non-profit organization, or other public organization. Donating your old Pitney Bowes printer will not only help the environment but will also help people in your city. Remember to check with Pitney Bowes, as they sometimes partner with foundations that distribute used Pitney Bowes printers to places needing them the most.

Swap it. Go to the Pitney Bowes website or your local office supply store to see if they accept trades of old Pitney Bowes printers for newer ones. If so, you’re in luck! Not only will you be able to get rid of your old Pitney Bowes printer, but you’ll also save money of your new one!

Put it up for Sale.
You’d be shocked at the number of businesses willing to buy a used Pitney Bowes printer. Check with your local pawn shop or place a free ad online to see if you can get some extra cash by selling it. People who buy used Pitney Bowes printers often clean, refurbish, and resell them to make a little extra money.

Give it up.
Another way to get rid of an old but still useable Pitney Bowes printer is to offer it to a family member or neighbor. After all, if your old printer is just going to sit in your attic or be thrown in a junkyard, you’re much better off giving it to a friend in need.

Recycle it.
Regardless of your printer’s brand, type, or size, you can recycle it. This is a perfect option for individuals who have an old printer that no longer works. Click here to find electronics recycling locations in your town.

It goes without saying, but used Pitney Bowes printers are not the only office supplies that should be carefully disposed of or recycled. Used Pitney Bowes printer ink and toner cartridges should be recycled and refilled too.

Did you know that you can buy eco- and budget-friendly remanufactured Pitney Bowes ink and toner cartridges for 60% less than Pitney Bowes cartridges purchased at stores like Staples or Office Max? It’s true! Remanufactured Pitney Bowes cartridges are carefully examined for dents or cracks. Then they are cleaned, mended (if necessary), refilled, and put through Pitney Bowes printer compatibility checks. It’s now easier than ever to save money and ”go green”, with a 100 percent money back guarantee!

Source by Christina Cleri