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Why Gifting A Portable DVD Player Is A Good Idea

Haven’t portable DVD players come a long way quickly. These handy little pieces of technology are a great way to keep the kids occupied on trips, are very cheap and portable.

They are also a very cheap alternative to using a laptop computer for multimedia purposes thus saving having to carry one around on trip and such. As you can probably tell, I love them. There is a huge range of units available at sites like with an excellent choice of options including Dual screen, Clamshell design, flat pad design; they can play CD’s, DVD and other video formats. There are many models available with extended battery life. Gee, there are even Blu-Ray units available ( The one to get if you’re looking at this range is the Panasonic DMP-B15. But that’s still a little expensive at the moment). I have been doing some homework on the subject and have found some cheap portable DVD players with different features in different price ranges that I believe are the best on the market at the moment.

Which screen size to choose

If your looking at a good sized screen for the kids to watch a movie in the back of a car then the Audiovox D8000IP which has an 8″ screen and is a great little player with a great price. But I would recommend if you can afford a 9″ or 10″ model to go for that. The screen size is better for overall viewing, and usually, the quality of the units and warranties are better. The Sony DVP-FX930/P 9″ and the Audiovox D2016 10″ models are excellent well-priced units that will never let you down.

Dual-screen Portable DVDs Players are good for the children whereby two of the young darlings can watch Dora The Explorer on their screen. Currently Coby brand has best priced dual screen models on the market especially the 7″ screen models with excellent playback quality.

Best player for design

Personally the best player for design, quality and purpose is the single screen Panasonic DVD-LS86 8.5″ and the Panasonic DVD-LS90 9″.These are widescreen shows with turning screens for free-form seeing so you can enhance the position for ideal comfort and picture quality. You can likewise modify the display shine to get the best perspective of your DVDs in a wide range of light conditions. This unit is excellent value and supports all formats including DVD and CD variants. They are also leaders in battery life for viewing movies, an essential feature for portability.

There are even Portable DVD Players with a hard drive option.
These are great in that you don’t need to be carrying around heaps of DVD’s you just copy them onto the hard disk and watch them when you want. The only drawback is as with the Blu-Ray units they are still expensive and in a way that defeats one of the primary purposes of getting a portable DVD Player. As with all of these units mentioned the quality of build, reliability, and warranty are excellent.

In conclusion

So if you’re looking around for a cheap way to entertain the kids on road trips and save carrying around brag books with family photos and watching a movie in bed instead of reading a book buy yourself a portable DVD Player they’re cheap, and you will be using them all the time.

Whiskey Stones – Great Gift For Men

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Most of people like their whiskey or scotch perfectly chilled but ice cubes may not give you the results that you expect; this is exactly what whiskey stones are for. They are rocks about the size of the usual ice cube that are made mostly using soap stone though there are some in the market that are made of stainless steel. They guarantee you perfectly cooled drink without altering the purity of the drink as it is the case when using ordinary ice cubes. Whiskey stones on are well rated present for men.

How to Use Whiskey Stones

You are probably wondering how these stones will give you a perfectly chilled drink. Soap stones are known to keep their current temperature for long a while not allowing any extremes. They are also not porous so you can expect that the taste of your drink will not be altered in any way and the best thing about these stones is that they do not melt unlike ice cubes which will water down your drink. Using the whiskey stones is very easy; all you need to do is to first clean them using just water to get rid of any kind of dirt then put the stones in your freezer for about two to three hours then take then out and they are ready for use.

You can take two to three stones and place in a glass then pour in the drink till it covers the cubes and let it sit for about 3 minutes as it chills. You then can enjoy your perfectly chilled drink. Because they are not porous, they don’t absorb any unwanted smells thus leaving your drink in its purest state. You can have about three drinks with the same stones without returning them in the freezer. When you are done with the stone, properly clean them using water, you can use unscented soap then thoroughly rinse and keep them in a dry place or in the freezer if you so wish.


  • Non-porous. They do not absorb any foreign odors that may compromise the purity of your drink.
  • They do not melt thus your drink retains its original state unlike ice cubes which dilute the drink.
  • They perfectly chill the drink unlike ice which can make it too cold and thus not enjoyable.
  • They are reusable. You can use whiskey stones as many times as you like since they do not melt or change state even after long use.
  • They come in different shapes, sizes and even colors which make your drink a bit more interesting.
  • They can stay cold for up to six hours guaranteeing you an enjoyable drinking experience.
  • Easy to clean manually using just soap and water or you can also put them in the dishwasher.
  • Easily portable. You can store the cooled stones in a flask and take them with you anywhere.
  • Disadvantage
  • If you like your drink really ice cold whiskey stones are not for you since they can only chill to a certain temperature.


If you are the kind of person that likes to entertain your guests with drinks then whiskey stones are what you need. They can also make perfect gifts for a friend who likes to enjoy a drink at home. If you would like to find out more about experiences of other people, read the reviews on Amazon.