What Size TV is Best for a Dorm Room or University Student Bedroom – see here!

A dorm room is small and tight. As much love as you may have for a projector-size television monitor, try and fit it in and the picture will look absolutely horrendous. Even mounted, it’s unachievable to make a massive screen look anything more than inappropriately size.

Unfortunately, there is such a thing as ‘too big’. Fortunately, you’ve got options in searching for dorm room TVs.

Dorm Room TV Size

First off, let’s address what we all came here to talk about. Size. Your TV doesn’t need to be anything larger than 32 inches and even that is at the extreme end of what’s appropriate. A 32” LCD HD TV is the right size for a dorm room and on top of that, it won’t cost you a ton.

PrimeCables® 32” HD LED TV with IPS LCD Panel Bedroom television 720p

Choosing Between A 4K or 1080p Dorm Room TV

If you have a 4K 32” TV and a 1080p 32” TV side-by-side with each other, the right pick is neither. Unquestionably, 4K is a better signal in picture quality. On a 32” television, however, you won’t notice much of a difference between 4K and 1080p.

You also won’t notice much of a difference between 1080p and 720p on most bedroom televisions. Why this is the case is because you can only fit so many noticeable pixels on a TV screen the size of 32 inches.

For this reason – and for the sake of saving a little more money – search out a 720p 32” HD television.

You’ll still get a high-definition signal, great audio quality, and will be able to watch all your 4K content. It will just be a heck of a lot cheaper than getting a 4K screen which no dorm room needs.

How You Can Create the Mecca for Media And Entertainment on Your TV

The average dorm room is 130 square feet. To maximize space, consider using a TV wall mount elevating your screen up and against the wall. This eliminates the need to set your screen on a table, desk, or surface of any kind. Here are some other ways you can upgrade your 720p television on a budget.

  • USB LED strip lights provide a multi-color glow to your TV background. Improve image clarity, relieve eye fatigue, and impress guests.
  • Add a 4K Android Smart TV Box to turn your regular 720p TV into a smart TV. Enjoy Netflix, YouTube, social media, browse the Internet, play games, and more.
  • A Bluetooth stereo soundbar not only will provide your TV screen with high-quality sound but it also provides a way to cast audio to it from your smartphone. Listen to Spotify, podcasts, and more.

Heading back to school in the COVID-19 pandemic is a strange feeling. Don’t fret though. This back-to-school season, drop in at PrimeCables.ca for slashed prices on TVs, wall mounts, and more. Always having something to look forward to after a long day’s studying.

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What Back-to-School Essentials You Need to Study From Home this Semester

A lot of university students this semester will be completing a large portion of their studies from home.

As colleges and universities in Canada continue to do their part in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, students at every level are being forced to make the best of a bad situation. A workstation you can comfortably work from at home is strongly recommended.

Fortunately, much of what you need is on discount right now on Back to School sale. For PC accessories, desks, monitors, and more, here’s where to start in navigating this massive sales extravaganza!

Your Back-to-School Desk

The #1 element of a work-and-study station is the desk. A great investment is a sit-stand desk converter. Minimize the risks of prolonged sitting and keep your body engaged while you study. Choose from a gas-spring assisted model or an easy-to-use electric height adjustable desk.

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USB Accessories to Rule ‘Em All!

While you’re working, it’s a great time to charge your smartphone, tablet, or whatever mobile devices you got. Ensure you’re fully stocked on USB cables and preferably with a hub unconnected from your computer so that you’re not draining the battery.

Study-from-Home Audio

Especially if you end up using Zoom, you need to know what sort of audio you wish to have. Options include high-end Bluetooth wireless earbuds if you want to be able to move around the room while conferencing in, over-the-ear headphones if you’re prioritizing comfort, or a 2.1 Bluetooth multimedia speaker set if you want an audio system to listen to music on as well.

Your Laptop Camera or Webcam

Some students are satisfied using their laptop camera. If you want something better, a 1080p webcam and microphone does the trick. This way, you’ll always look your best in crystal clear transmission.

A Take-With-You Laptop Table

Chances are you’ll have at least one study session outside of your residence this semester. A portable adjustable laptop desk is something you can take with you and always ensure there’s somewhere comfortable to set your things.

A Desktop Monitor You’re Excited to Look At

Upgrade your regular study station with a new computer monitor. From curved monitors to 4K monitors, there are all sorts of advantages to having a new monitor. You can also pair it with a monitor mount if you really want to give your workstation a unique look.

You will love how much money can be saved on key back-to-school PC accessories and more from PrimeCables.ca. Whether for school or entertainment, there are hundreds of sales and discounts available for the rest of summer. Fuel your creativity this semester. Design the ultimate creative workspace for you and your studies. Do it with PrimeCables.ca.

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What to Consider Before Buying A Projector for Your Home Theater

Are projectors better than TVs – many would say so. No other method exists to get a massive theatre-sized picture at a fraction of the cost you would pay for the same image on a television screen.

Projectors range in cost from $300 at the low-end to $1,000s. For an HD projector though, fortunately, you don’t have to spend that much. Here is a little bit of info on what to look for. Searching for a home theater projector is simplified with this article.

BBenQ i500 Wireless LED Smart Video Projector

Lumens

Lumens describes how much light a projector can create. Light determines brightness and size, when spoken of in lumens. Much like shoe sizes, however, one company’s 4,000 lumens can be another company’s 3,500 lumens. There is no agreed-upon measurement standard.

  • 1,000 lumens is an ok-ish projector. You will get a high-quality image but it may be lacking.
  • 2,000 lumens is bright and watchable on up to a 100-inch screen in a dark room.
  • 3,000 lumens is extremely bright and sometimes too much for some viewers.

LEDs, Lasers, and UHP

Every HD projector needs a source of light. There are different ways to make light. Light sources come either through LEDs, lasers, or UHP aka ultra high-pressure lamps.

UHP lamps are the most common and are inexpensive, however, they do degrade over time.

Projectors using LEDs and lasers tend to be more expensive though more reliable. The appeal of an LED projector is that the bulb will last far longer than a UHP will. That said, if you have to purchase a new UHP every 5-10 years at $150 a pop, it’s not a ridiculous amount.

Projector Placement

Consider where you want to place the projector. Lens shifting isn’t a bad feature to have. This means you can adjust the height of the image without using the projector, sort of like a mount does with a flat-screen.

A projector also has a limited zoom range. Some have better zoom than others. Adjusting the screen size, a limited number of distances will work.

Why 4K Isn’t So Important

Unlike flat-screen 4K TVs, a projector has a lot more than resolution influencing its overall picture quality.

A 4K projector is fine but you still need excellent-quality contrast ratio, brightness, color, and contrast working in your favor to achieve the ultimate image. Needless to say, 4K is only one aspect of a projector’s performance. Most would prefer a projector with accurate color and contrast over a dimmer model that can lay claim to being 4K.

See the best home theater projectors in Canada from PrimeCables.ca today. From BenQ to EPSON and PIQS, find the right projector for your needs. Your home theater’s waiting. Don’t hesitate to check out HDMI cables and home theater accessories while you’re browsing, either. Visit PrimeCables.ca today.

Canada’s Best Back-to-School Sale for University Students is Back At PrimeCables.ca

Even with all the uncertainty in Canada around the upcoming school year, what we can all recognize is that there will be a school year of some kind for everyone.

For university students, we look ahead to another big year. Whether you’re participating in virtual classes or heading into the classroom there are some back-to-school essentials that are must-haves.

Thankfully, PrimeCables.ca’s Back to School sale is back in full force and is wowing students and parents.

For first-year, second-year, third-year, and graduating university students, don’t head into the semester underprepared. Here are some essentials to pick up in your 2020 back to school shopping.

USB Charging Hub, USB Cables, And More

Whether you’re in a dorm for the semester, on campus, or off-campus, being able to securely charge devices is obviously very important. If you have two or more USB-charged devices to requiring a connection to charge, pick up this 13-port USB hub for DC adapter and switch.

What Will Your Study And Work Area Look Like?

Your study and work area is always something you can come back to. No matter what you’re learning, every student needs a basic workstation. For those with the space, an electric height-adjustable sit-stand desk converter is a great purchase. For those that don’t, a portable laptop desk allows you to get work done on your bed or anywhere.

A Full-Motion Monitor Desk Mount to Research And Write With

A student with two monitors is a dangerous human being. The ability to research on one and author a paper on another is an advantage not many have. Choose from a single gas-spring monitor mount for your one and only or, if you have two monitors, a full-motion dual monitor desk mount will do.

Multimedia Speakers for Get-Togethers And Hangouts

Invite some friends over to study or have a night-in with your date. Put some music on and concentrate on the task at hand. A small 2.1 multimedia speaker and subwoofer set is home theater 101. Perfectly sized for a back-to-school dorm, they make an excellent addition to any workstation.

Zoom Video Calling and Virtual Classes for Back-to-School Shopping

Anyone doing virtual classes for university this fall semester, come in ready to get started. A full 1080p HD webcam with microphone is a start. Tag that with some Bluetooth wireless stereo earbuds and you have everything you need to focus on your studies over Zoom this fall.

Find equipment, trendy tech, study aids, and back-to-school essentials that won’t quit from PrimeCables.ca. Continuing to go above and beyond, check our PC accessories and more on massive sale all August long. Visit PrimeCables.ca today.

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Back to School Sales 2020 – USB Cables, Monitors, Smart TV Boxes, And More!

Back to school sales focus a lot on school supplies but an often forgotten about category of shopping every August and September is tech.

High school students and university students will both carry with them a fair amount of tech throughout the year. Now’s a fine time to upgrade some of those and catch a few discounts along the way. Here’s where to look to save money on back to school sales 2020.

USB Cables

We all have smartphones. Most of us also have other USB devices to sync and charge. Durable, high-performance USB cables are on sale right now. Buy a few. Put one in your bag and you’ll always have one whether you’re at the library, at work, or on the couch.

HDTV Antennas

Although you get virtually any international content online, local TV and live TV can be challenging to find. Unless you intend to buy a cable subscription, the next best thing – and affordable, mind you! – is to purchase an indoor HDTV antenna. Pick up free over-the-air high-definition signals and be able to catch CBC, Global, and more.

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Computer Monitors

A new computer monitor gives you a whole new perspective on studying. Researching and authoring papers doesn’t need to be so boring anymore. You can also use a 4K computer monitor as a sort of home theater hub. For smaller dorm rooms and similar-sized spaces, they work excellently.

An Audiophile’s Delight

For musicians, podcast lovers, and students who like watching TV series and movies, audio is equally important to the visual. On back to school sale 2020, find headphones, earbuds, and speakers. See all sorts of different audio products to make listening easy and convenient.

Android Smart TV Boxes

In the run of the school year, surely every student is going to need some time to relax and decompress. That’s where your Android smart TV box can be so very, very helpful. Watch your favourite YouTuber or Netflix series. Download and play games. Turn any TV into a smart TV instantly.

Surge Protectors And Power Strips

While it’s hardly the sexiest topic, surge protectors are key to protecting your laptop and other devices. In a house with other students or a dorm, a lot of power is being used. Ensure you’re always being safe by using a multi-outlet surge protector and plugging in your devices appropriately.

Are you looking for trendy tech, PC accessories, or more back-to-school sales – visit PrimeCables.ca. Head on over and see what you can nab. Every order over $49 receives fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada for a limited time. Add to your tech repertoire today and ready yourself for an exciting semester ahead!

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What Goes in the Best USB-C Power Banks in Canada For Your Smartphone – read here!

For iPhones, iPads, Androids, and other devices, a low battery is literally a killer. When you’re nowhere near an outlet and you’re getting closer to single digits in power left, a USB-C power bank is your best bet.

An external power bank has become the standard for on-the-go charging. Have one. Take it anywhere. In commute to work. When you’re at a friend’s place. On a long road trip. A power bank’s always got your back, regardless of where you are.

Don’t be caught out with a smartphone battery about to give up. Here’s what to look for in searching for a power bank that’s right for you and your devices.

Casing

An external power bank is small but heavy. If you drop it, you’re out of luck without a heavy-duty case. An anodized aluminum body is the go-to finish for USB-C power banks for this reason. Matched with a matte, polished finish, your power bank has the best protection it can in the unfortunate event that it’s dropped or gets put in a situation where it’s likely to break.

USB-C Connection

For the fastest charging in the market, look for a USB-C power bank. There are power banks manufactured with a USB input lesser than Type-C. While all-around average and functioning, speed’s not the priority. If you’ve been caught out waiting for your device to charge, a connection through USB Type-C is everything you want.

Overcurrent Protection

Cheap USB-C power banks manufactured overseas are notoriously hit-and-miss. Some don’t contain the charging tech they claim to while others are downright dangerous. Devices have been fried from not having overcurrent protection enabled. Always buy from a reputable marketplace like PrimeCables where you know overcurrent protection, short-circuit protection, overvoltage protection, and overcharge protection are built-in.

LED Display

The best USB power banks have something that cheaper models don’t. An LED display is an indicator that you’ve bought a quality brand. The display is small and shows the battery percentage left so that you know when it’s time to charge your external battery bank. Though some might consider this a trivial feature, it’s important. You want to know if your power bank needs charging before a long trip, just like you would your phone.

Find high-quality USB-C power banks in Canada from PrimeCables.ca. Have yours ready for whenever you need it. Charge it, throw it in your bag, and then it’s there. Have hours of battery life waiting to be tapped into. Shop yours today at PrimeCables.ca.

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Bluetooth Wireless Earbuds – What to Look For in Features And Specs

Your Bluetooth wireless earbuds ideally should come in at a low price and sound better than expected.

Unfortunately, that isn’t always easy to find. True wireless Bluetooth stereo earbuds can easily eclipse $100 when taking into account the features. It’s not enough just to have Bluetooth capabilities. Brands have to ensure the sound quality, controls, and price are just right.

For the best Bluetooth wireless earbuds, here’s the right mindset to take and the features you deserve to have.

Price

A great pair of Bluetooth stereo earbuds shouldn’t cost above $50-$60. Less than $30 and suspicions should arise. That’s too low. What you might receive as a product will be less than quality. In the range of $50, that’s perfect.

Charging Case

They make all sorts of charging cases, each designated with a mAh power rating. A 2600mAh charging case, at minimum, should come with your Bluetooth earbuds. A built-in charging case like this ensures your buds stay charged wherever you happen to take yourself. A 2600mAh charging case provides an additional 130 hours of play time.

Sound Quality

Accuracy, clarity, and exceptional sound quality all-around. Of course, we all want the best Bluetooth sound possible. Some brands don’t necessarily deliver that. Look for things like impedance graphene drivers which help to power the sound and active noise reduction technology. Consider the fit of your earbuds. Try them with music. Try them with podcasts. Cheaper Bluetooth earbuds aren’t going to work.

What is ‘True Wireless’?

True wireless earbuds refer to Bluetooth buds that have no wires between them or to an audio source. You can get Bluetooth earbuds that are cheaper that carry a wire from bud to bud. Searching for buds that have no wires at all, ‘true wireless’ is the keyword.

IPX5 Waterproofing

A final note on design is the waterproofing. Sweat and rain are inevitably going to come in contact with your Bluetooth earbuds. IPX5 waterproofing is the industry standard. Cheaper earbuds tend to forego this to help keep costs low. Don’t discount it.

PrimeCables.ca Bluetooth true wireless earbuds are just under $45, come with a 2600mAh charging case, and are built for high-quality sound. You don’t have to break the bank for amazing-quality earbuds. They’re as good as black AirPods at a fraction of the price. The technology inside is top-of-the-line. Packing everything we can in features into them, these are solid earbuds that you can rely on. Shop Bluetooth earbuds today at PrimeCables.ca.

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7 Ways You Can Use An Angle Grinder in Your Garage

An angle grinder is an underrated and diverse tradesman tool. Though some see them and naturally think they’re only used for grinding, angle grinders are so much more than that one action.

An angle grinder uses a rotating disc spun at very high speeds. They come in different sizes, the average of which being 4.5-inch grinders. An angle grinder can cut. It can sharpen. It can sand and polish. And more.

Cut Metal

A cutting wheel, among other attachments, can cut through metal rods, bars, and bolts. Construction workers use metal-cutting chop saws and angle grinders to cut rebars meant to reinforce concrete. Though heavy-duty work, if you have enough power in your angle grinder, you can get it done.

Clean Metal

A wire wheel can remove rust and flaking paint very efficiently. Hard-to-reach areas, including corners and crevices, are no match for a high-quality angle grinder with a wire wheel. Tag yours with a cup brush and you will also be able to remove rust and paint off flat areas.

Polish Metal

A buffing wheel on an angle grinder can help to polish aluminum and steel. Before you start, remove deep marks and burrs with a proper grinding disc.

Cutting Masonry

A diamond-cutting wheel on a 750-watt angle grinder can cut through brick and masonry. Unfortunately, due to the roughness of materials like this, it will wear down the motor quickly. The more power behind your grinder, the better.

Remove Old Mortar

A skilled angle grinder DIY artist can remove old mortar without damaging bricks. Once again, ensuring the attachment is strong enough to do the job is key. A diamond tuckpointing wheel similar in thickness to the width of the mortar is best.

Cutting Tile and Concrete

Tile and concrete can easily be cut with an angle grinder, although a professional tile saw is a better option for the task. Using an angle grinder, you will need a dry-cut diamond disc. For a homeowner, this makes replacing old tiles easier than ever.

Grinding and Sharpening

The most common use of angle grinders is to grind and sharpen flat surfaces. You can remove excess material, weld joints, and more. Most DIY renovators and homeowner handymen love having an angle grinder for this ability alone.

Angle grinders in Canada are very versatile. As long as you find the right attachment, you can greatly open up the possibilities of what you can do with it. Find your high-quality 750W angle grinder today at PrimeCables.ca.

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7 Smartphone Accessories that Make For the Most Perfect Birthday Gift

Here is your guide to birthday gift smartphone ideas. From affordable to extraordinary, smartphone users will love these easy-to-buy gifts from PrimeCables.ca. Give them some excitement around their smartphone.

Dual Port USB Charger

A dual port USB car charger ensures when they’re on their next road trip, they always have somewhere to get a quick charge on their devices. Using SmartIC Tech, plug the charger into the car’s outlet and then you’re good to go.

Nylon-Braided USB Cables

A durable Nylon-braided cable resists tangles, pet bites, and damage. Built for long-term, these are way more durable than what comes with your device. Encourage switching to a Nylon-braided USB cable where you know you won’t ever have to buy a replacement.

Portable Power Bank

A portable external power bank is a power-filled battery that supports USB fast-charging for smartphones. When they’re out in commute, on the bus, at a friend’s place, or anywhere sans connection to charge their phone, they just need to plug their USB cable into the power bank.

Bluetooth Speaker

A waterproof Bluetooth speaker upgrades what’s possible with a smartphone. Though a smartphone speaker is alright to listen to, if you want to crank the music loud, you can’t. A Bluetooth speaker beside you or clipped to your bag, you can listen to podcasts or music with friends, family, or around the pool.

Remote Control Camera Timer

A Bluetooth-operated remote control smartphone camera timer is a great gift for parents, grandparents, and photographers who are using their devices to capture high-quality photography. Able to be paired with any iPhone, iPad, Android, or Samsung, they’ll get the perspective they want and without sacrificing their ability to take the picture.

Magnetic Car Mount

A 360-degree rotatable smartphone car mount holder is a safe way to have their phone positioned in front while they drive. Use it as a GPS, see phone calls as they come up, and see playlists as they turn over track after track. Every car owner should have a smartphone mount inside.

Bluetooth True Wireless Earbuds

Bluetooth true wireless earbuds are perfect for people who like to take their devices with them running, to the gym, or on hiking trips. Cut the wires out of the equation. With built-in noise cancellation, these are the best on the market for under $50.

For must-have smartphone accessories, there’s no cheaper place to shop them than at PrimeCables.ca. See high-quality products at discount prices. From audio to USB cables, great smartphone accessories and gifts are waiting. Shop them today.

5 Great Deals for Upgrading Your Home Theater this Summer

Our theaters are empty. Though the economy’s reopened, a lot of us are still stuck at home without opportunity to do much else other than bask in the glow of our home theater systems.

Fortunately, there’s a bottomless pit of content to enjoy, from sports to documentaries and journalism to entertainment. Though nothing can replace the cinema, a homeowner can try. Taking your home theater to the next level starts with a few easy upgrades.

TV Wall Mount for A Real Theatrical Experience

From colossal 4K TV screens to smaller flat-panel displays, what they can all benefit from is a mounting. You get a real immersive theatrical experience when you pair your screen with a TV wall mount. Connect the mount with the studs in your wall to safely and securely mount a TV anywhere in the room. Choose from basic models to more design-heavy pull-down full-motion models.

An HD TV Antenna to Capture Local, Live TV

From simple indoor HDTV antennas to extended-range outdoor TV antennas, there could be dozens of free TV channels in your neighborhood that you’re not getting. Especially if you live in close proximity to downtown in a city, chances are you have a lot of over-the-air TV an HDTV antenna will capture and transfer to your screen.

A New Screen or Going All-Out With A Projector

Sticking with a screen, there are curved gaming monitors that can double as a home entertainment screen. You also have your average 1080p HD TV screens which if you don’t already have one, it’s worth buying. Another alternative is to beam 1080p HD picture with a projector for home theater settings.

Bluetooth Soundbar to Connect to Your Smartphone

A home theater in the twenty-first century isn’t about bulk. It’s about function. A Bluetooth soundbar is an easy way to listen to music, podcasts, connect to your smartphone and also act as your home theater speaker system. Bluetooth earphones or headphones can’t do that. Equipping your home with a full-on Bluetooth sound system is the ultimate way to enjoy wireless listening.

Android Smart TV Box to Turn Your Screen into Media Central

You can’t do a lot with a screen that lacks an Internet connection these days. An Android box instantly turns your flat-screen into a smart TV. Tap into thousands of apps, including all your subscriptions to Netflix, Amazon Prime, and other key content providers. You’ll never be without something to watch on your Android smart TV box.