Adjustable Computer Desks

With seating ergonomics gaining popularity and computer users more concerned about their seating and working positions, adjustable computer desks have become more of a necessity than a luxury. There are a wide variety of adjustable computer desks available — some specifically designed to meet certain needs, like lumbar or spinal chord problems for instance.

Adjustable computer desks use a variety of means for adjusting heights, with a common method using pneumatic levers. There are usually separate pneumatic levers for different platforms on the desk. Using these levers, the height of the desk can be adjusted to obtain the optimum viewing and seating height.

Most adjustable computer desks also come with added features such as wire management trays, lots of legroom space, CPU pedestals, etc. There are adjustable computer tables that feature multiple independent pieces and equipment surfaces, thus making it easier for people of various heights to use them. This allows different users to adjust the height, distance and angle of the monitor, keyboard and printer or scanner to the most comfortable positions, depending on each person’s unique desire. Some higher-end models also allow the user to adjust the position of each of the computer’s components independently, providing a variety of adjustable surfaces for each of the computer’s peripherals and components.

The adjustment heights for these desks vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, though most models commonly adjust heights ranging from below 20′ to 32′ and above. A majority of these desks also offer tilting and rotating arrangements. These desks are made from a variety of materials such as aluminum, wood, steel, etc. They are also available in a wide range of colors and finishes, ranging from the hard wood finish to melamine tops.

Adjustable computer desks are ideal for classrooms, labs, or homes where multiple users use the computer. This ensures that the table that seats a grown man comfortably can be adjusted to seat a small child just as comfortably.

Adjustable Beds

What one looks for in a bed is comfort for a good night’s sleep or for a good rest. On a flat bed, if the position that you sleep is uncomfortable, there is nothing that you can do. For a guaranteed good night’s sleep buy an adjustable bed. You can enjoy reading, watching television or resting in an adjustable bed. Just adjust the bed up or or down, as well as in various Z-shaped positions, to suit your comfort zones.

The adjustments take pressure off your neck, shoulders and back. You will find getting out of bed much easier without extra pressure on your lower back. The mattress is adjustable, and you can elevate your legs and back so that your weight is evenly distributed. These beds are ideal for people who suffer from varicose veins, hernias  and other medical problems. In fact, they are ideal for patients who are confined to a bed for long periods of time.

To further increase the level of comfort and the healthiness of your recline, you can augment your adjustable bed with a memory foam mattress. Memory foam is a space age material originally designed for NASA but found its true calling in the earthly consumer markets. The material accepts your exact shape as if it were a print in the sand, but it also reacts to the heat created by your pressure points, thus giving support where it’s needed, and leeway where it’s desired. A memory foam mattress is just one way you can augment your adjustable bed, and memory foam doesn’t work for everybody, but it might be worth a try.

Adjustable Air Beds

Are you looking to get a great night’s sleep? Then you may want to look into what many people have already begun to discover: adjustable air beds take all the mattress comparison testing out of finding the perfect bed. Never again will you have to search for the bed that’s just right out of all the beds that are too hard or too soft. Adjustable air beds can be just right – all the time!

Unfortunately for most of us, we simply get used to the beds that we are currently sleeping on. The mattress may be uncomfortable or cannot give us the support we need, but we suffer through it. This can cause serious damage to your body, not to mention your sleep! Yet the high price tags on most traditional mattress sets make it difficult for most to go out and purchase a new mattress, no matter how uncomfortable the old one is. Adjustable air beds are the solution to that uncomfortable and expensive problem.

Though they can occasionally be pricey, they are supported by air. Overtime, traditional spring mattresses begin to wear out and fail to provide the support you need for a comfortable night sleep. Adjustable air beds, in contrast, have chambers filled with air, which can be adjusted to suit your comfort needs. Not to mention, they tend to last much longer than traditional spring mattresses, and you don’t have to worry about those pesky springs tearing through the fabric on the mattress!

Adjustable air beds make for a better night’s sleep and can relieve the strain that uncomfortable traditional mattresses place on your back and spinal alignment. Using air to support your body makes a comfortable sleeping arrangement, as thought you’re sleeping on a cloud, rather than in bed. With adjustable air beds available to suit everyone’s needs as well as the desire for a long-lasting mattress, is this the end for the traditional coil-spring mattress?

About High Risk Merchant Accounts

Many processors and banks deem certain types of businesses high risks. These businesses could include travel merchant accounts; pharmacy merchant accounts; adult merchant accounts; telemarketing merchant accounts; Internet merchant accounts, etc.

Banks or other processors consider these accounts high risk because of the potential for excessive charge backs, possible legal violations, returns, or simply bad publicity for accepting those sorts of businesses. High-risk merchants often find difficulty in opening merchant accounts.

Banks and other processors have stringent laws for high-risk merchant accounts. They will invariably evaluate the merchant’s case on certain information like how long he has been in the business, his credit history, and other merchant accounts he has previously held.

In such cases, the duration of time that the merchant’s business has been operating would make a telling difference. If his business has been around for a good length of time, it would act as an assurance to the merchant account provider. It would mean that the merchant has a decent understanding of running a business and the high risks that come with the territory.

Also, providers generally go through the merchant’s credit report. This is to confirm his capacity to repay loans and reveal any data on bad credit, such as bankruptcy. A higher credit score would mean that the chances of the merchant opening his account are also higher.

For someone who has already held a merchant account, the manner by which he had managed his past account would reflect in a negative or positive light on the current application. If the merchant or the provider had terminated the previous merchant account, it will show up on the records.

The providers would also verify information like default payments and charge backs on the merchant’s previous account. The more of these he has, the lesser the chances of the merchant opening a high-risk merchant account.

A Review of the Top Six Dishwasher Brands

When choosing a dishwasher, look for quietness, quality of wash, reliability, economy, and durability. Here are six abbreviated dishwasher reviews to look over; each brand has its unique features.

Bosch Dishwashers

Weighing in at 49 dBA (a decibel measure), this is one quiet machine. It’s efficient and features a variety of settings, including a “delicate” setting for china plates, and a tougher setting for pots and pans. It washes completely, and dries totally. However, a Bosch dishwasher costs about $1000, which is a bit on the pricey end, and the control panel tends to break down easily. Also, their service technicians are a bit standoffish, by some accounts. If you run into problems with your Bosch dishwasher, check out the Aquastop function at the back of the machine. Pull the machine back to drain it, and then tighten the water inlet valve.

KitchenAid Dishwashers

KitchenAid dishwashers are unique in that they offer four levels of quietude, depending on how you want to wash your dishes. For a more vigorous, faster wash, you won’t mind the louder settings. On the other hand, if you’re having an intimate candlelit dinner, you will want to opt for the quieter settings. Fun fact: in 1949, KitchenAid became the first brand name to introduce dishwashers.

Maytag Dishwashers

Maytag dishwashers are quiet – about the same noise level as the clothing section in a department store. The bottom shelf is big enough for the largest kitchen items, and the top shelf is big enough for large glasses. It has four settings for different types of washes, also features a timer that automatically turns the machine on at a pre-set time. (A good time to set the timer is when energy rates are lower – usually at night.) Best of all is its ease of use — the buttons are touch-sensitive.

A Review of the Most Popular Garage Door Openers

Genie, Chamberlain, Sears, Wayne-Dalton, Linear, and Universal (SkyLink) make some of the best garage door openers on the market. The following product reviews should be useful for those in the market for a garage door opener.

The Genie® Company is one of the most well-known and trusted companies in the US. Founded in 1923 under the name of the Alliance Manufacturing company, Genie manufactures consumer, industrial as well as military products. The Genie® brand of garage door openers are very popular for their high power remote-controlled garage door opening systems.

Genie produces a wide range of garage door openers and the most popular brands from Genie are: the Excelerator, the Screw Drive and the Chain Glide. Other brands include the Alliance, the Blue Max, the Crusader, Python, Pro-Max, Lift-a-door, OverHead Door, Norelco, Code-Dodger and Intellicode.

Genie uses state-of-the-art technology in its garage door openers. The Intellicode® remote access security system changes the security code to one of billions of combinations each time the transmitter is used, thus making it one of the safest systems in the world. Its Sate-T-Beam™ infrared beam system can sense the presence of objects in the door’s path and can thus prevent damage to equipment. Genie garage door openers can be installed on both single as well as double doors. They use ½ horsepower and can work on doors that are up to 8 feet high. Genie garage door openers open twice as fast as other garage door openers but close at normal speeds. They are very quiet, have a bright, wide-angle lighting and powerful motor design and can work in any weather conditions. Such advanced technologies make the Genie brand of garage door openers most popular in the world.

Chamberlain GmbH based in Saarwellingen, Germany is a principal supplier of residential garage door openers, commercial and residential gate operators, and remote controls in the world. The company has offices in France, England, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovak Republic and Singapore. Chamberlain products are available almost across the whole world.

Chamberlain offers garage door openers in commercial as well as residential varieties. Chamberlain®, Whisper Drive® and Power Drive® Garage Door Openers are the most popular brands from Chamberlain.

LiftMaster® is the most popular brand from Chamberlain. This range also includes the Liftmaster garage door opener remotes, replacement parts, mini transmitters, keychain remotes and other accessories. LiftMaster garage door openers are available in different drive and horsepower modes and are combined with a wide range of accessories and options. The LiftMaster range contains: the Estate Series, the Premium series and the Contractor series. These are available in the belt drive; screw drive as well as in chain drive models.

Chamberlain’s Power Drive® and Whisper Drive® belong to the residential garage door opener category in the do-it-yourself range. The Elite™ range contains premier residential and commercial gate operators and access control systems. The Sentex® range is for secure residential and commercial garages.

Sears Holdings Corporation, parent of Kmart and Sears, Roebuck and Co., is the third largest broad line retailer in the US. Sears Holdings is a leading supplier of tools, lawn and garden, home electronics, and automotive repair and maintenance. It supplies the Craftsman range of garage door openers.

Craftsman supplies power tools, storage chests and cabinets, bench power tools, mechanics tools, power tool accessories, general hand tools, compressor tools, carpentry tools and home security and garage door openers and accessories. The Craftsman range of garage door openers consist of simple ½ hp garage door opener, ¾ hp garage door opener in chain drive models. Other products include the universal remote control conversion kit with 1 remote, the 10ft chain drive extension kit, the 10ft extension kit for garage door opener, the 8ft extension kit for garage door opener, the 8ft rail extension kit, the Remote control, 3-function security, keyless entry pad, plug-in light control for garage door opener, the wireless garage door monitor and the extension kit (screw drive).

Wayne Dalton, established in 1954, is the producer and supplier of the safest residential and commercial garage doors and garage door openers in the US. Wayne Dalton supplies two kinds of garage door openers: wall mount and ceiling mount. The wall mount openers, an exclusive product from Wayne Dalton, can be mounted on the wall beside the door. This helps to eliminate the chains, belts, screw drive and tract that usually clutter the garage ceiling. This model also helps to eliminate noise and vibration to a large extent.

The Linear Corporate is a major producer of security systems like garage door and garage door openers. Linear produces garage door openers accessories like the Linear Act 21 key chain transmitter, Linear DR3A Linear Moore-O-Matic gate or garage opener receiver, Linear DT2A gate or garage door opener replacement transmitter, Linear DTC Moore-O-Matic Delta 3 Remote (same as DTD or DT) gate or garage door opener replacement transmitter, Linear DTKP wireless keypad, Linear MDR Megacode System single channel receiver, Linear MDT-1 and MDT-2 Megacode gate or garage door openers, Linear MDTK wireless keypad model, Linear MT-1B channel visor block coded transmitter, Linear MT-2B channel visor block coded transmitter etc.

Linear also makes the Stanley range of garage door opener parts and accessories like Vemco, Quiet Glide, LightMaker, Home Innovative, Whistler, Popular Mechanics, SecureCode.

A Review of Prominent Circuit Breaker Manufacturers

The following article provides a review of prominent circuit breaker manufacturers.

ABB is at the forefront of circuit breaker manufacturers, offering homes and industries the ability to achieve maximum performance while limiting the negative impact on the environment. With companies operating in over 100 countries around the globe, ABB is a leader in its field. ABB offers products from miniature circuit breakers to molded-case breakers and guarantees its products are among the safest and most dependable on the market.

Perhaps better known for home appliances and products for various industries, Siemens is also a leading circuit breaker manufacturer. In 1998, Siemens executed a major recall of one of their circuit breaker products. The breaker in question was mostly used in hot tubs and spas. Although Siemens claims they are unaware of any injuries due to malfunction, they erred on the side of caution. The breakers were found to have the potential cause electrocution of people in hot tubs.

GE circuit breakers are probably some of the best-known and used circuit breakers on the market. GE offers circuit breakers that are compliant with Federal regulations. This circuit breaker manufacturer offers a wide range of products for all voltage needs. From home to industrial electrical necessities, GE has products for both low and high voltage electrical outputs.

ITE is credited as the founder of 5 kV air magnetic circuit breakers. They were among the first circuit breaker manufacturers to offer low energy and high quality solutions to industrial electrical needs. ITE also offers medium and high voltage circuit breakers for a variety of purposes.

Cutler-Hammer (Eaton) is also a well-known circuit breaker manufacturer. Perhaps one of the most innovative technologies to come from this company in recent years is the fireguard circuit breaker. Cutler-Hammer’s FireGuard provides protection from fire hazards that result from arcing faults. FireGuard circuit breakers will likely become the standard circuit breakers used in 21st century homes because they provide advanced protection against some of the most common causes of house fires.

The reliability of Federal Pacific, an established circuit breaker manufacturer, is questionable at best. These breakers have a notorious reputation for failure to trip when hit with a power surge. Some experts claim the rate to be upwards of 25%. Failure to trip during a power surge can cause structural fires. Rumors have circulated that the company was “de-listed” from the UL, although the company states they simply “went out of business”. Regardless of the actual reason for this, most electrical experts recommend discontinuing the use of these circuit breakers since most tests show an unacceptable failure rate.

Another circuit breaker manufacturer, Square D, has a long history in the circuit breaker business. This company was the first to offer plug-in type circuit breakers in 1951, which was then highly innovative technology. Since that time, Square D continues to be a leader in circuit breaker technology and offers a wide variety of products for both home and industry.

According to product reviews, ETA is the leading manufacturer of circuit breakers around the world. Their circuit breakers are crafted with precision and are used for a variety of circuit protection technologies. Thermal, magnetic, high-performance and electronic are just a few of ETA’s specialties. They continue to strive to create and produce the best circuit protection on the market.

Since 1947, Westinghouse circuit breakers have been among the most durable and reliable on the market. In tests, these breakers continue to deliver high performance to industries and their electrical needs. It is likely that Westinghouse will continue to be a leader in this field because they continually strive to meet the needs of advancing technologies.

A Review of Popular Sewing Machine Products

When selecting the best sewing machine, there are many brands and models to choose from, priced anywhere from $70 to as high as $5,000. The domestic sewing machine can perform many tasks from sewing straight or zigzag stitches to the creation of buttonholes and stitching buttons.

The following review should be helpful for consumers looking to purchase a quality sewing machine.

Singer Sewing Machines

In 1851 Isaac Merritt Singer spent $40 and 11 days to develop a practical, functioning sewing machine. His efforts resulted in the first lockstitch sewing machine patent. Singer then founded I.M. Singer & Company with New York attorney Edward C. Clark. The company became the primary manufacturer and seller of sewing machines. Today, the Singer Company is the oldest American sewing machine manufacturer and the most well known. It’s name is almost synonymous with sewing machines.

Brother Sewing Machines

Brother International Corporation is the manufacturer of many products including electronics. Brother is known for its ability to create a low-cost product and incorporate computerization. The Brother sewing machines include the LS-2125 Mechanical Sewing Machine, which retails for only $70.

Viking Sewing Machines

Husqvarna Viking is a Swedish Producer of high-quality sewing machines and sergers for home use. Viking, though pricey, has a good reputation among quilters and others who work their sewing machines a lot. Users report that Viking is the best sewing machine because of its durability and it is easy to use. Viking was the first company to develop the first writing sewing machine.

Bernina Sewing Machines

Bernina, a Swiss manufacturer owned and operated by the same family for four generations, is a renowned manufacturer of quality sewing machines. Bernina had the first high-speed hemstitching machine, the first zigzag machine and was the first to develop computerized sewing and embroidery systems that ran off of Microsoft Windows CE.

Janome Sewing Machines

Janome is a Japanese manufacturer of sewing machines that purchased American company NewHome in 1960. Janome’s precision in robot technologies made way for the world’s first programmable, computerized sewing machine, the Memory Craft, which are the best sewing machines for their ease-of-use and precision stitching.

Pfaff Sewing Machines

Georg Michael Pfaff constructed his first completely handmade sewing machine in 1862. Pfaff, a German company continues to be a leading manufacturer of sewing, embroidery and overlock sewing machines including the precision computer machines.

White Sewing Machines

In 1866 the White Sewing Machine Company introduced their New England model that measured nine inches long and six inches high. This small sewing machine could fit in a man’s hand and sold for $10, giving birth to the portable sewing machine. White is known for manufacturing timesaving attachments to help with ruffles and braiding. Since the 1920s, White sewing machines have been a part of schools and other institutions.

A Review of Popular Ceiling Fan Manufacturers

Nearly every residence has at least one ceiling fan. Ceiling fans are so common that many people have difficulty sleeping without one. Ceiling fans appear in bedrooms, living rooms, offices, warehouses, and porches. There are several reputable, well-established ceiling fan manufacturers that make great products to help people escape the heat.

Hunter Ceiling Fans have been making ceiling fans since 1886. They now make a variety of products ranging from air purifiers to vaporizers. Hunter has been one of the top ceiling fan manufacturers for almost 120 years and is still on the cutting edge.

Hampton Bay ceiling fans are high quality products that last many years. Hampton Bay makes great fans for both indoors and outdoors. They are known for being particularly easy to install.

Emerson has been making ceiling fans since 1895. They are known for making a wide variety of quality fans, ranging from traditional designs to contemporary models. Many Emerson ceiling-fan designs are unique to the company and are not found anywhere else.

The Casablanca Fan Company makes a number of different models. They are one of the top makers of tropical ceiling fans, with designs that are both unique and functional. Casablanca also makes a number of traditional ceiling fans that are perfect in any setting.

Craftmade manufactures a variety of home products including some of the finest ceiling fans available. Craftmade makes some of the most energy-efficient, durable, and reliable fans on the market. Craftmade is a relatively new company that has been around for almost 20 years, which makes their reputation as one of the top ceiling fan manufacturers that much more remarkable.

Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores are the exclusive distributors of Harbor Breeze Ceiling Fans. Harbor Breeze is known for making high quality products at low prices and for having some of the most comprehensive warranties of any ceiling fan maker.

These ceiling fan manufacturers are known for their high quality products and reasonable prices. A fan made by one of these brands is perfect for any setting in the home or office.

A Look At Who Has A Hidden Security Camera And Why

Many different types of organizations rely on hidden cameras to bolster their security. Hidden security cameras are appropriate for businesses with many employees and sensitive information or valuable items. They are also appropriate for governmental organizations and families, among other groups.

Many businesses opt for a combination of hidden cameras and visible cameras. The visible ones serve as a deterrent to would be thieves while the hidden ones can monitor the more sophisticated thieves in the event the visible ones are disabled. Banks, casinos and large businesses use a combination of the two types of security camera systems to achieve the maximum desired results.

When employees are stealing, the hidden camera system is the most successful at catching them in the act. Clever thieves will note the angle and ability of the visible cameras especially ones that pan back and forth around a room full of people. Cameras that do this leave blank spots in their field, several seconds perhaps where a particular area is not being photographed. A clever thief will time his nefarious activities to coincide with those blank spots to avoid detection. But if he doesn’t know where the camera is that’s watching him, if he can’t time out a blank spot in the coverage, then he’s more likely to get caught committing his dirty deed. That’s the purpose of the hidden camera.

The infamous “nanny-cam” has caught more than a few nasty nannies, who were ignoring the young children in their charge, or worse, abusing them. The tapes made the rounds of various news programs on TV and a new industry was born. Now there are wireless, battery operated cameras hidden in common household items like radios, and planters that an unsuspecting nanny would never find. As technology improves and electronic items get smaller and better, hidden security cameras will become more readily available than they are today.