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Over time, connectors start to deteriorate due to wear and tear and sometimes power cords have to be held a certain way, or at an angle, to maintain a power connection.
Occasionally, the problem stems directly from the power jack/DC jack — the port on your laptop where the power supply connects. Signs of this part being compromised include: the power supply having to be ‘wobbled’ to work; no power going to the laptop; or if the part feels loose or sunken back into the body of the laptop.
This part is generally replaceable or repairable — depending on the damage and the make and model of the laptop. A good computer technician should be able to diagnose the source of the problem, either power jack or faulty laptop charger, by a quick examination and on-the-counter test.
Kensington Universal Laptop Charger
If the problem stems from your laptop charger, then the Kensington Wall Laptop Power Adapter is a great option as it’s a universal charger. It is ideal as a back-up charger too, as it’s highly reliable and is compatible with a wide range of laptops from leading manufacturers.
Compatible with Dell, HP, Compaq, IBM, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sony, Acer, Asus, Fujitsu-Siemens and Samsung.
- Two-year manufacturer’s warranty
- 90 watts of power to charge your laptop
- Uses 30% less energy than other adapters
- In-built over current protection, over voltage protection, short-circuit protection and overheating protection
- Colour-coded laptop power tips for quick and easy set-up
- 10 tips included
- Includes Ireland/UK and EU Plugs
Please note: Some older laptop, those bought within the last six months or those bought outside the EU have very specific electrical requirements which may result in no compatible connector being available for that laptop. If in doubt, please don’t hesitate to call any of our staff for advice on Tel: 01 475 9681. Available on SALE at Right-Click for just 459.99
or online at www.right-click.ie/shop
Muvi K-Series Action Cam
Trips to near or far destination take on an added dimension with the new K2 Action Cam from Veho.
The MUVI K2 takes hands-free video capture to the next level.
The enhanced MUVI K2 XA-7 Achilles chipset extends your options for filming with a top specification of 1,080p at 60 FPS using 19Mbits/sec.
The MUVI K2 also comes ready for the water. It includes the new waterproof case, capable of operating at depths of 100 metres (330 feet) and is bundled with the detachable LCD screen, 8GB memory and helmet front-mount. It can also be packed into a reusable, protective carry case.
So whether you are cycling to work or mountain climbing, the K2 will capture it all in stunning HD.
299 @ www.thegadgetstore.ie
The hugely popular Click Stick is back in stock after the selling extraordinarily well over Christmas.
The ‘selfie’ is now a part of our culture and a worldwide phenomenon. However ‘selfie’ enthusiasts are plagued by long outstretched arms that spoil the look of the photos, or cropped heads and people missing from the pictures.
Now ‘selfie’ fans can capture perfect images with the Click Stick. It comes with an extendable arm and a safe holding clamp for a phone. There is a button on the handle for taking the photos and the beauty of this selfie stick is that there is no Bluetooth connection or need for a timer.
Just plug a cable into the earphone jack of a phone and click away.
29.95 @ www.thegadgetstore.ie
Big Mouth Bookmark
This tongue-shaped bookmark really sticks out and is an amusing alternative to the tasselled, red-leather bookmark from the museum gift store.
A great gift for readers who prefer real books to Kindles or iPads, the Big Mouth Bookmark is an unconventional, attention-grabbing way to save your page for later and makes an amusing addition to any book collection.
6.99 @ www.thegadgetstore.ie
Mini Vecto Bluetooth Speaker
This newly-designed, water-resistant speaker is perfect if you love to bring your music out and about. It’s portable, rugged, waterproof and packs a punch in sound delivery.
The small, rugged and lightweight design of the Vecto Mini allows you to take it almost anywhere and makes it the perfect accessory for any sport or outdoor enthusiast.
The Vecto Mini has a 6-watt (2 x 3W) output and comes with built-in Bluetooth to allow you to wirelessly stream your music from any Bluetooth device such as a smartphone, tablet or MP3 player. You can also control the track and volume directly from the speaker.
The Vecto Mini has been given an IP64 rating, which means that your speaker will be protected from total dust ingress and protected from water spray from any direction, making this speaker ideal for camping, festivals, trekking, sailing, the beach, picnics or lazing by the pool.
49.95 @ www.thegadgetstore.ie