7 Creative Ways to Organize All Your Cables

All the incredible technology available today is amazing, and it certainly makes our lives easier in a lot of ways, but it does present one problem: all the unsightly cables and cords that ruin a room’s décor. The wires attached to your computer alone are enough to create a sense of clutter. They’re are easily tangled and seem to always be a mess, so we’ve found some creative ways to keep wires from ruining the look of a room.

1. This bamboo charging station is simple and sleek:Charging Station
2. These cable twisters are nice pops of color, and they keep the wires from tangling together:

Cable Twisters

3. You can make your own charging station yourself! Personalize it to match the surrounding

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Amazing Tech Made with Raspberry Pi

If you haven’t yet heard of Raspberry Pi, prepare to be amazed. It’s a computer the size of a credit card designed to teach kids programming skills, but kids aren’t the only ones appreciating its many uses. People use these devices to program some seriously cool technology. Take a look at some of the incredible things that exist because of Raspberry Pi!

Erica the Rhino

Erica the Rhino

The University of Southampton’s electronics and computer science team created Erica as part of Marwell Wildlife’s Go! Rhinos campaign, which is a public art exhibition in which rhino sculptures are displayed in Southampton this summer. Members of the tech team digitized Erica using the Raspberry Pi, giving her features like lights, sounds, mobility, Wi-Fi, … Read more...

How To: Spice Up Your Laptop or Tablet

We spend a lot of time on our laptops and tablets, and frequently that time is spent working. Whether we’re in class or sending important emails, it’s nice to be surrounded by things we like. Personalizing your work space can make tedious tasks and long classes seem more bearable, and one of our favorite ways to do this is with decals, stickers, and skins! Here are some that are guaranteed to keep you smiling while you’re hard at work:

Go with a beautiful design to cover the outside of your laptop or your keys.

MixedDecal on Etsy
MixedDecal on Etsy
SkinLee on Etsy
SkinLee on Etsy
THEWOODWE on Etsy
THEWOODWE on Etsy
Keyshorts on Etsy
Keyshorts on Etsy

Give yourself some inspiration.

ThinkNoir on Etsy
ThinkNoir on Etsy

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The Top 10 Christmas Gifts for College Students in 2015

By JD Hancock from Austin, TX, United States (Merry Christmas 2010) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
By JD Hancock from Austin, TX, United States (Merry Christmas 2010) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Surprise your college student with the perfect gift this holiday season. Whether your student is living on-campus in the dorms or off-campus in a rental, P.C. Richard & Son has great Christmas gifts for college students to help make their time away from home easier.

The top ten Christmas gifts for college students include:

AZ1_RM3316B1. Compact Refrigerator

Ideal for any dorm room and even for an apartment bedroom (what college student wants to walk all the way to the kitchen to grab a soda?) a compact refrigerator is a must-have appliance. The compact fridge easily holds cans of soda, bottles of juice, … Read more...

Laptop vs. Tablet – Pros and Cons for Taking Notes

Laptop vs Tablet

With back to school on the horizon, it’s time to make a decision about the best way for your kids to take notes once class is back in session. While laptops used to be the first choice, improvements in tablets have made these mini computers another popular option. At P.C. Richard & Son, we’ve put together some pros and cons to help you and your child make the best choice.

Laptop Benefits

There’s a lot to like about laptops, which are constantly getting better and better. Here are some good reasons to buy your returning student a laptop:

Simulates a desktop. Laptops come with full keyboards, trackpads and have the option of a wired or wireless mouse. Their … Read more...

Introducing the Samsung Galaxy Tab4

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Samsung’s next generation Galaxy Tab4 line releases May 1, 2014 and is perfect for the whole family. This new line offers an exceptional multimedia experience in a more premium and portable design, making it ideal for viewing or sharing content with friends and family.

All three Tab4 models, 7-inch, 8-inch and 10-inch, sport a WXGA display with a 16-by-10 ratio—ideal for watching movies, playing games, or reading digital content. And with the Multi Window function, users can seamlessly move between apps and windows, and drag and drop content to better fit the screen.

The Tab4 line also comes with features like Group Play for sharing music, documents, and games in real time, WatchON and Netflix for watching TV shows and … Read more...

Keeping Your Devices Safe In The Cold

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Stepping out into the bitter cold does not only have an effect on you, but the blast of arctic temperatures could put your electronics on thin ice! Smartphones, notebooks, tablets, and laptops can all lose functionality as the temperature drops. Here are some problems that may occur during these chilly days:

Battery Drain: Is the most common and most immediate effects of cold weather. Your device may spontaneously power off with a dead battery in extreme cold. If your smartphone is exposed to cold temperatures for an extended period of time, you risk killing the battery altogether.

Screen Issues: LCD displays on smartphones, Apple iPads or Android tablets are sensitive to the cold. Users may experience delayed touchscreen reactions … Read more...

Sony Event This Week at P.C. Richard and Son

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It’s the perfect week to start your holiday shopping with the Sony event going on now at P.C. Richard and Son! We’re celebrating all that Sony has to offer this week with amazing deals on Sony TVs, laptops, cameras, speakers, and much more.  Work, play, or create – Sony offers an array of products that are great for the office, home, or hobby. 

This week, save up to $1500 on select Sony 4K Ultra HDTVs and experience a picture as real as life itself! Plus, purchase any 55”/65” Sony 4K Ultra HDTV and save $200 on a Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player, which allows you to watch select movies in 4K.  Don’t forget to also check out their … Read more...

Top 10 Dorm Room Essentials

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Back to school, whether you are preparing to go away for the first time or preparing to go back, it’s time to make a list of what you need.  We did a friendly poll and asked the question “What do you need when you go back to school?” – below are the top 10 answers.

#1 Laptop

 Laptops are essential to campus life.  When looking to purchase a laptop it is good to keep a few things in mind.

  • Size – pick a portable size, something  light that can be stored easily
  • Processors – faster is always better. You don’t have to spend a lot of money on a processor either, there are less expensive processors that will easily handle
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Enter For a Chance to Win an HP Back to School Bundle!

You may not be thinking about school while you’re hanging out on the beach, but you know what they say; time flies when you’re having fun! Before you know it you will be heading back to school, and now is the time to start preparing for the year.

P.C. Richard & Son has just what a student needs to make this the best school year ever. We are giving away two HP Back to School Bundles which include; an All-In-One Touchscreen Computer, a Slate 7 Tablet and an All-In-One Wireless Printer – it’s everything you need to make the grade! Two lucky students will be heading back to school in style; one of them could be you!

How to

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