What are the Best AUX Cables in Canada – buy them from PrimeCables

Aux cables are multi-purpose and very handy to have around the house. Also known as auxiliary cables, they can be used to hook up a smartphone or device to the car stereo, to headphones, or to speakers without having to tap into Bluetooth or having to have Bluetooth capability.

 

There are dozens of different aux cables available, each with a different type of connector. Depending on the need, the connector’s to match. Not every aux cord is equal. The best aux cables are going to be those customized to your needs, in addition to nailing down an affordable price, high quality materials, and a logical construction.

 

PrimeCables’ Aux cables are among the best in Canada, available at several different price points, at various lengths, and in various types. All of our cables pass strong quality control standards, testing sound and durability. Some of the deals you’ll find in our catalogue include a 3.5mm 1-metre AUX cable for $4.99, a 3.5mm three-feet M/M stereo Aux cable with Nylon braided protection for $4.99, a 3.5mm six-feet model at a similar price point, and other models.

 

The best audio quality and reliability comes from Aux cables with gold-plated connectors. Gold transmits electrical signals better than other materials – which can include aluminum, iron, or bass. Gold always provides a stronger connection and clearer sound.

 

The best AUX cable in Canada is also going to have to be durable and made with braided Nylon, such as PrimeCables’ Braided Nylon prevents tangling, fraying, and breaking of the wires inside. No matter what you need it for, we also recommend going with a cable a little bit longer than what you think you need. Especially if it’s for use in a car, the more room you have to play with, the more thankful you’ll be to have the cable to go where you need it to go. Unless you’re sure about the limited space you have, consider a slightly longer aux cable.

 

The best AUX cable overall PrimeCables is our 1-metre male stereo Nylon braided protected cable. It’s pet chew resistant, has the sheathing you want, is made from a beveled step design, boasts zero distortion and complete transmission, and has corrosion-resistant gold-plated audio plugs.

 

Affordable, reliable AUX cables from PrimeCables are compatible with many devices and are easily the best choice available in Canada for most needs. Connect your smartphone, tablets, speakers, and other 3.5mm plugged devices. Shop PrimeCables today for these deals and others.

Top 5 Benefits to an Ergonomic Sit-Stand Desk you Don’t want to Forget

Back pain in Canada is responsible for more than 26 million lost work days every year. We don’t often associate back pain with sitting but as it turns out, working in an office can come with significant pressure put on our frames and poor posture.

The only real solution is to surround a person with ergonomic and personalized office equipment to ensure your body’s appropriately supported. Here are the top 5 benefits we believe are worth considering with an ergonomic desk.

Increases productivity.

You may not believe it but a sit-standing desk can improve your productivity in small and large ways alike. As less pressure sits on your frame, this keeps your mind thinking faster and keeps your body engaged. Whether you’re sitting or standing, you never have to leave your desk. You’ll remain locked into your work no matter what’s happening in the workplace.

Customizable to your body.

When you have a desk you can move up and down, adjusting its height as needed, you have power to personalize it according to how your body’s feeling. When you want to sit, sit. Alternatively, if you want to stand, stand. Find the right fit to your needs and adjust it throughout your work day.

Comfort to the nines.

When we’re discussing the benefits of ergonomic sit-stand desks, you’ll notice rather quickly how better you feel not having to remain sitting for consecutive hours in a day. Your body’s comfort level will increase, allowing you to switch positions without walking away from your desk. If you’re easily fatigued sitting in a chair all day, this is a great way to increase energy.

Save money.

When you’re unable to work because of an injury, when you have to call in sick, or when you’re having a rough day where you simply cannot give your best effort, all of this adds up to wasted money. You’ll actually do more and make more with an ergonomic desk you can arrange as needed.

Health benefits.

Prolonged sitting puts a person at increased cardiovascular risk. The health benefits of sit-standing desks are well understood, reducing symptoms of musculoskeletal stress, reducing lower back pain, alleviating neck and shoulder pain, keeping joints in a neutral position, resting the arms, and minimizing mental fatigue. Adjust the height as needed!

Buy your ergonomic sit-stand desk in Canada today from PrimeCables. Any sit-standing desk above $49 from PrimeCables receives fast, free shipping to anywhere in Canada. Check out your favourites!

Where to Mount your TV Wall Mount in the Home for Maximum Viewing

Unpacking your new TV wall mount, you likely already have ideas on where you want to install it. As you begin to set up though, you may find the studs aren’t where you expect them to be, sunlight may be an issue, or you may be facing safety hazards. Even a lightweight flat-screen can easily weigh 20 or 30 pounds. You don’t want it falling off the wall because the mount is not properly affixed. Here are some things to consider when mounting your TV wall mount.

The traditional mounting places for a TV wall mount.

Mounting your TV in the living room across from the couch is traditional. That said, you’ll want to consider where your light sources are, including window and lamps. Do you think the light from the window could create glare on your flat-screen during the day – if so, you might want to change the location. If your wall’s brick, that could also complicate things compared to mounting on drywall which simply requires you to find the studs. Ultimately, wherever you install your wall mount, maximize it for your comfort.

More unique mounting places for a TV mount.

There are other places to mount the TV in the home but you always want to be aware of what’s around it and the risks. For example, the kitchen is a popular place to mount a TV but you may have splatter from cooking or steam damage it. Alternatively, if you mount your TV outside, this involves navigating many hazards. A home gym, a man-cave in the basement, a she-shed, or bathroom are all areas that need to be evaluated for possible complications.

Where you should never put a TV wall mount.

Don’t put a TV wall mount anywhere that is not safe or comfortable. If it’s not securely mounted to studs, don’t do it. Also, if your TV’s too close to the ground and there’s a risk of a toddler or pet knocking it over, or if it’s somewhere with cables hanging down, you may wish to re-adjust where you’re putting it. Although you can mount a TV over a fireplace, you should have a fireplace-specific TV wall mount to ensure there’s no risk of electronics or cables being exposed to heat.

Shop the ultimate selection of TV wall mounts in Canada from PrimeCables. Find the perfect mount for your home and enjoy entertainment in a whole new light! Also, there’s ‘free shipping’ applied on all orders above $49.

Did you Know Sit-Stand Desks can Help you Lose Weight and Stay Skinny – it can!

A common question received regarding sit-standing desks is whether they can really help someone lose weight or not. Recent research in the Applied Ergonomics journal helped shine a light on the potential of sit-stand desks.

It’s no secret that looking at a standing desk, it’s promoting someone to stand and create movement. The more we move, the more calories we burn – theoretically speaking. Many people believe that height adjustable desks can work to help office workers keep their bodies engaged while they remain sedentary.

Being sedentary is well understood to raise the risks of heart disease, cancer, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and premature death. Some research published has even associated prolonged sitting with up to 430,000 deaths a year worldwide. Also, when we sit, it interferes with our ability to regulate blood pressure and metabolize fat as well.

A recent study amalgamated the results of 53 studies examining the benefits of sit-stand desks, motivated to find the truth behind the popular ergonomic office furniture. Some believe it helps with weight loss while others dispute the claim. The study examined sit-standing desks across six categories – behaviour, physiological, work performance, psychological, discomfort, and posture. The results show that although people using sit-stand desks tended to spend more time standing than individuals using regular desks, it did not necessarily result in weight loss every time.

The health benefits of sit-stand desks are numerous, including relieving low back pain relief and decreasing blood pressure overall. That said, when it comes to weight loss, the results just aren’t there to conclude every person who uses ergonomic desks will experience weight loss. Although some will, others won’t. What the study also showed was that sit-stand desks did improve comfort level and behaviour tremendously. If you’re a worker who is concerned about your comfort and/or who wants to attempt to use it as a weight loss strategy, the researchers of this paper are not necessarily saying not to do it. In other words, go for it!

The big takeaway of the Applied Ergonomics study is ultimately that someone who has an ergonomic desk is not going to magically lose weight. In the same way that someone switching to healthy dieting is not magically going to melt off the pounds. There are several factors which go into weight loss, any of which can affect a person. As proper usage differs from person to person in an office setting, using your sit-stand desk the correct way at the suggested dosages likely does produce a difference in weight loss. If you’re interested in a height adjustable ergonomic sit-standing desk, shop yours at PrimeCables.

7 Questions to Ask before Buying a TV Wall Mount

Your first time mounting a TV with a wall mount can be stressful and no fun at all. The reward of lifting your screen up for all to see however is well worth the effort for most. The best advice we can offer though – don’t purchase a TV wall mount or start mounting a TV without a plan first. Here are 7 questions to ask yourself before you get set up with a flat-screen TV mount.

mounting a tv wall mount
mounting a tv wall mount

Can your wall handle the weight?

As light in weight as some flat-screens come, they still carry weight which can put strain on a wall. Use a stud finder to verify you have studs on which your mount can hang. Do not use drywall anchors to hang your flat-screen on. If you don’t have any studs, choose another location.

 

Do you know where you’re going to put your home theater components?

If you have gaming consoles, smart TV boxes, DVRs, or other home theater devices, you’re going to need space near your television to put these as well as a way to get their connecting cables inside the ports on the flat-screen’s back. As a solution, many Canadians will install a floating shelving unit underneath the TV wall mount to place these things on.

 

How will you conceal your cables or will you at all?

For as sleek as a mounted TV can look, it can easily look ugly with tangled cables hanging down and stretching across the wall. To solve this look, some install their home theater cables inside the wall. Others will get a power outlet installed behind their flat-screen to plug in the cables and/or purchase something to hide or camouflage the appearance of cables.

 

Do you plan to mount your TV above a fireplace?

If the answer’s yes, we recommend a pull-down TV wall mount which can be used over the fireplace. Please note we do not recommend using the fireplace at the same time that the TV is in use.

 

Do you have all the tools you need to mount a TV?
You will need a stud finder, a drill, a drill bit the same size as the mount screws, and perhaps a screwdriver bit.

 

Are the ports you need on your flat-screen accessible?
Identify where your ports are at. If you purchase a wall mount, you’re going to want to ensure ports are still accessible. Thankfully, there are different style HDMI cables which can get around hard-to-reach ports.

 

What angle do you hope to put your TV on?

The last decision you need to make is what angle you want to view your TV on. Some may find they need an adjustable TV wall mount, depending on whose watching.

 

Shop all your favourite TV wall mounts, home theater cables, and flat-screen accessories at Canada’s own PrimeCables.

4 Unusual Valentine’s Day they’ll Never Expect and that’ll Change the Way They live

Although there are plenty of boring Valentine’s Day gift ideas out there and plenty of couples who love all that mushy business, that’s not what we’re talking about here. For us, the more unexpected and useful the gift, the better. If you’re shopping for Valentine’s Day gifts for him or her this February, nothing says ‘I Love You’ like something from PrimeCables.

 

32” 720p LED TV for the bedroom – $149.99

 

If you’re living in a small condo, apartment, or have a small room you share, maybe you enjoy watching TV, movies, Netflix, and more on a laptop. Using a laptop though, it’s not always easy positioning and it’s not really meant to be used for that sort of watch-in-bed experience. Perhaps you’re ready to buy a 32” LED 720p HD flat-screen for your bedroom. Very suitable for small to medium sized rooms, if you pair it with a TV wall mount, you’ll have quite the upgrade on your hands!

 

Wireless sports Bluetooth earbuds – $9.99

 

If you’re looking to shop something a little less expensive and your partner’s one who has an interest in fitness, buying wireless sports Bluetooth earbuds can be a great way to show appreciation. Finagling with wired earbuds while you’re on the run or lifting weights, or getting it caught in something, or having your smartphone fall out of where it’s being held – this is not fun. Through wireless Bluetooth earbuds, you give them the freedom to put the phone down and focus on their workout.

 

Indoor HDTV antenna – $4.99

 

If the person you’re buying for is really invested in living off-the-grid, minimizing expenses, and/or doesn’t have cable, an indoor high-definition TV antenna can be a great Valentine’s Day gift. Receive up to 20 or more over-the-air free TV channels including local news! Although PrimeCables’ thin indoor HDTV antenna is a more basic, affordable model, you may choose another such as the Digiwave super flat antenna for $14.99 or an outdoor HDTV antenna with extended 65-mile range for $22.99.

 

Smart WiFi power outlet LivingWise – $14.99

 

The future of interior home design is in the integration of technology into modern, contemporary décor and practicality. If your partner’s not big into the ideas of CCTV-inspired security cameras and some of the more advanced products, a smart WiFi power outlet is an easy way to get involved in the smart home revolution.

 

Valentine’s Day is coming just around the corner. If you’re in a relationship and there’s a gift expectation, check out PrimeCables today and begin checking things off your list of what to buy!

What are the Characteristics of a Great Anti-Fatigue Standing Mat – read here!

An anti-fatigue standing mat in Canada should come with a handful of key characteristics, ideal for pairing with a standing desk or a height adjustable sit-standing desk.

 

Browse some of the best anti-fatigue floor mats in Canada from PrimeCables. Combine your mat with a sit-standing desk and you have a winning combination moving forward. Standing desks break up the monotony of prolonged sitting. They keep your body engaged and help you maintain a healthy posture.

 

Throughout this fixation on sit-standing desks, most buyers will pick up a standing desk without purchasing an anti-fatigue standing mat along with it. Nevertheless, you’ll be far more comfortable standing for extended periods on a mat than you will on the cold, hard ground.

 

The first characteristic of an excellent anti-fatigue standing mat is shock absorption. Standing or walking in place, you want to know you’re not going to get fatigued or injured in a similar way to what happens with prolonged sitting. After all, if you’re going to stand and get injured to avoid sitting and getting injured, there’s no point. Thus, shock absorption is a necessity.

 

The second characteristic is a non-slip bottom to keep it from moving underneath you while one stands, leans, or walks. Non-slip is important because standing for extended periods, we get tired. If your mat slips out from underneath you, that’s bound to lead to an embarrassment – if not, a serious injury. For these reasons, having non-slip material underneath the mat to prevent movement is incredibly important.

 

A third characteristic which is important are beveled edges which are designed to reduce tripping. Walking on and off your mat, you don’t want to have a tumble. Anti-fatigue mats are sometimes purchased for warehouse environments where there are more hazards. In these settings, beveled edges are even more important.

 

Some other characteristics that may be valued on an anti-fatigue mat includes whether it’s commercial grade thickness which would indicate how well-made it is, how durable the material used is, and the size.

 

Anti-fatigue standing mats are used in kitchens, garages, offices, and retail. They work well at relieving the pressure that gets put on the heels, lower back, legs, and shoulders. As strain accumulates in these areas while standing, this can lead to some major issues. An anti-fatigue standing mat with a contoured beveled design, no-curl edges, tear-resistant, made from non-toxic materials, and that are easy to clean can be purchased from PrimeCables on-sale today. Upgrade your productivity and protect your body. Buy an anti-fatigue standing mat for your home, office, or warehouse today.