Showing posts from December, 2009

Why We Test Our Products before Selling Them

This fire resistant bag from US Patrol looked like an ideal product for full time RV'ers like myself. It's small enough to put in your safe or hide in an appropriate place, yet it's fiber glass construction is claimed to withstand temperatures of up to 1000 degF. An ideal safety precaution for your important documents.

At TechnoRV, we always test products all our products before we sell them, or make them available to the Product Testing Team for more in depth testing and feedback. Below is a video of how we got on testing the US Patrol fire resistant bag. I think you'll like it.

TechnoRV US Patrol Product Test

Needless to say, we won't be selling this product!

Belkin PocketTop Product Review

It looks like the majority of you loved the PocketTop! In fact, the scores are some of the highest for any product we've yet tested.

81% of you rated it useful or very useful with an average score of 4.2 out of 5. 68% would considering giving one as a gift43% likely or very likely to purchaseThere were many great comments about it's usefulness and innovative nature, some of which I've listed below. Regarding it's features, there were three main topics that were discussed - color, size and price.

Some of you were okay about the colors, some of you not (especially the 'bile green'!). I probably didn't do a great job of explaining, but there are actually three colors to choose from. The pea green (tarragon as it is called), Khaki, or Steel. You can look at these different colors on our website. Okay, so they're not exactly going to set the world alight, but at least there is a choice. If you're looking for something a little more lively and 'out…

How to Rebuild a Windows XP Machine

During my Computer Safety and Security Seminar, I often mention the fact that Windows machines tend to slow down over time, and the best way to cure this is to rebuild the machine. It's not a small job, nor one to be considered by anyone who isn't somewhat computer literate. It'll also take at least 2-3 hours, sometimes a lot more depending upon your internet connection speed or if you encounter any problems. You should only really attempt this if you have another computer, or as a last resort on an old computer, as if anything goes wrong, you'll be left with an inoperative machine. Finding a friend who has done it before to help you is definitely a good idea.

The first and most important step is to back up all your data onto an external back up drive such as the TechnoRV Executive Style Backup Drive. 160Gb should be ample for most older laptops although 320Gb is worth the extra. After that, you'll need the Windows XP installation disks unless your computer has a se…