Plug and Play Your Way to Digital Entertainment for the Family
Time. There’s never enough of it. For families, finding spare time is like finding a double rainbow and a unicorn in the same day.
So, when there is time to enjoy some digital entertainment with the family, it’s probably best to get right to the fun as opposed to worrying about setting up technology, dealing with compatibility issues and other tech challenges.
Here are some tips to avoid the hassles and get right to the quality family time.
More often than not, digital entertainment is going to be streamed from an online service or downloaded. You could have the coolest technology in the world, but if your router isn’t up to speed, then you’re digital entertainment is going to crawl.
One of your best bets for the “need for digital speed” is the Western Digital (WD) My Net HD series of routers (N600, N750, N900 & N900 Central). These routers feature FasTrack technology and will enable you to handle multiple content demands and stream high quality, HD entertainment any time. They are well worth the investment (though, won’t break the bank).
Tired of sitting in front of the TV all the time? Why not break out your laptop and check out the 3M Mobile Projector. This compact, handy device will allow you to project a movie from your laptop to a wall in your home or, if you’re feeling adventurous, take it outside, hang-up a white bed sheet and enjoy throwing a bigger-than-widescreen outdoor viewing party.
Tablets are another increasing popular source of plug and play entertainment–and not just for streaming movies. They are great for kicking your feet up on the couch to read a new novel from the New Times Best Sellers list, catch up on digital versions of your favorite magazines or dive deep into the world of blogs for new DIY projects, recipes and any kind of commentary that interests you. If you are a fan of games, there are many sites and apps for casual games of all types available to access freely or download from web or app stores, such as iTunes or Android Market. Whether it’s an iPad from Apple or tablet from Samsung and Google, you have a wide variety of devices to select from.Continued on the next page