Traditional analogue products – Sharp TH http://sharp-th.com/ Tue, 22 Nov 2022 02:24:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://sharp-th.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-02T222002.614-150x150.png Traditional analogue products – Sharp TH http://sharp-th.com/ 32 32 2023 LDV eT60 Electric Car – Double Cab EV Beats Ranger and HiLux to Zero Emissions Punch https://sharp-th.com/2023-ldv-et60-electric-car-double-cab-ev-beats-ranger-and-hilux-to-zero-emissions-punch/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 22:03:37 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/2023-ldv-et60-electric-car-double-cab-ev-beats-ranger-and-hilux-to-zero-emissions-punch/ The eT60 is expensive. Surprisingly expensive. The single variant that will initially arrive in Australia carries a price before on-road costs of $92,990. To put that into perspective, its specs are on par with the “Pro” combustion version of the base model, which now carries a price tag of $43,148. Do the math. You could […]]]>

The eT60 is expensive. Surprisingly expensive. The single variant that will initially arrive in Australia carries a price before on-road costs of $92,990.

To put that into perspective, its specs are on par with the “Pro” combustion version of the base model, which now carries a price tag of $43,148.

Do the math. You could literally have two T60 Max Pros for the same price as one of these electric versions, given the latter’s price premium of $49,842.

To make matters worse, the eT60 is rear-wheel-drive only and, with its nearly 90kWh battery, only offers 330km of range, and that’s without being charged.

That price is confusing for more than one reason, though. For starters, 90 kWh of batteries certainly doesn’t cost nearly $50,000 (if you take the average price of a lithium battery per kWh in 2022, the battery should cost closer to $20,000).

The eT60 is rear-wheel drive only. (Image: Tom White)

In fact, even the Mercedes-Benz Vito electric van with a similarly sized battery costs $85,353 before road charges.

To that you could argue a lot of things, but perhaps the most salient point is the fact that large company commercial fleets with zero emissions goals are apparently being forced to pay given that the eT60 has become the only zero emissions option in the ute space.

Standard equipment is mostly shared with the Pro grade of the combustion-powered T60, but there are some real quirks.

Good things include 17-inch alloy wheels and a slick 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay connectivity, synthetic leather interior trim with six-way power adjustment for front passengers, LED DRLs and a sports bar on top, which itself has a pre-applied spray-on tub liner and side steps for easy entry and exit.

Inside is a 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay connectivity.  (Image: Tom White) Inside is a 10.25-inch multimedia touchscreen with Apple CarPlay connectivity. (Image: Tom White)

A big bonus is the 220V household power socket in the rear of the center console, which can be used to power tools and charge devices.

Then things get a little weird. For example, it’s the only all-electric car I’ve ever driven that has turn-key ignition (as opposed to a push-start system).

It also has an analog dial cluster, plastic steering wheel with no telescoping adjustment, halogen headlights (in 2022, really?), manual handbrake, and the example we drove didn’t even have a speed of dedicated parking lot. To get out of the vehicle, you leave it running or in neutral, pull the handbrake and turn it off. Very strange.

There are some welcome items here, and it’s also nice that despite LDV’s focus on commercial buyers, the eT60 is a crew cab, so you can use it for more than just hauling stuff, but there are just a few things (the lack of one park amenity in particular) that make it feel a bit pieced together on a tight budget. Tough for a vehicle that costs close to $100,000.

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Redesign of digital processes to reduce effort and improve the customer experience https://sharp-th.com/redesign-of-digital-processes-to-reduce-effort-and-improve-the-customer-experience/ Sat, 19 Nov 2022 05:05:22 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/redesign-of-digital-processes-to-reduce-effort-and-improve-the-customer-experience/ Introduction In banking and finance, customer experience (CX) involves the collective experience of a customer interacting with multiple touchpoints, whether traditional in-person interactions and digital formats, including online banking systems, email, call centers, digital advertising and social media. A Gartner survey indicates that 81% of companies compete primarily or entirely on CX, making it a […]]]>

Introduction

In banking and finance, customer experience (CX) involves the collective experience of a customer interacting with multiple touchpoints, whether traditional in-person interactions and digital formats, including online banking systems, email, call centers, digital advertising and social media. A Gartner survey indicates that 81% of companies compete primarily or entirely on CX, making it a key competitive differentiator for financial institutions.

Being one of the most aggressive adopters of digital transformation, the challenge facing this sector is to redesign digital processes to deliver an enviable, user-friendly and easily adaptable customer experience. There is an urgent need to be more customer-centric by adapting to the customer journey and aligning the business with it. Such contextualization of services and solutions can significantly reduce effort and optimize resources. While most traditional financial service providers (FSPs) have been adept at infusing digital services and solutions, a few aspects deserve greater attention.

  1. Mobile-centric interaction – Digital banks are surpassing traditional banks as customers prefer a virtual experience anywhere through their smart mobile devices. Mobile-first relationships will become the norm as we increase technology adoption and further develop a digital culture. Financial service providers (FSPs) need to adopt a design approach aligned with the customer journey and deliver a mobile-first experience consistent with the different phases of their journey. Bank PKO, Discover Financial Services, Chase, Capital One and Bank of America are some of the best mobile apps known for their superior customer experience and mobile approach.
  2. Omnichannel experience – Although mobile-first/digital-first has become the preferred mode of operation in global banking and finance, a consumer uses multiple touchpoints, including physical branches. Touchpoints operating in silos are disincentives for successful customer experiences because they could deliver services without a holistic view of the customer journey, making it cumbersome. FSPs need to have a nuanced understanding of their customers and deliver hyper-personalized experiences. A greater focus on interactions is critical as consumers take more control and interest in their finances while leveraging technology. The integration of data from all channels and the 360-degree view of the customer journey make it possible to offer a seamless omnichannel experience with dexterity.
  3. Simple and humanized – While digitizing the banking experience to deliver the best customer experience, FSPs must ensure the simplicity of their processes and platforms. A very complicated and cryptic digital platform can scare away customers, especially seniors. Digital experiences need to be inclusive and easy to use for all generations, and not just appeal to Gen Z or Millennials. Even though most customers prefer digital for simple day-to-day transactions, many still prefer guidance and human interaction for these important financial decisions and to solve problems or inconveniences. An emotional connection laced with empathy can also provide cohesion while helping to forge stronger relationships with customers.
  4. Intuitive AI-powered interactions – In a more customer-centric banking era, the success of a financial institution depends on exceeding the often implicit expectations of customers. AI is now being widely leveraged to design intelligent virtual assistants and robo-advisors, capable of engaging more intelligently with customers. They have become ubiquitous, changing the range of banking and financial experience. Eno, Capital One’s digital assistant, uses NLP to respond to customer inquiries. It can proactively highlight abnormal spending or fraudulent activity, helping the customer better manage their finances. Royal Bank of Canada’s NOMI uses AI to analyze a customer’s spending habits and recommend a calculated budget for daily spending. Such intuitive AI-powered support can scale customer interactions and deliver a superior experience throughout their financial journey.
  5. Agility – In a dynamic and technologically aggressive business environment, where digital has become an integral way of life and where barriers to entry are also easy to overcome, the costs of acquiring and retaining customers are bound to be high . FSPs should be agile and reduce the time to market of their digital products. Flexibility and speed must be de facto, with the ability to improvise and constantly evolve, based on customer experience and feedback. Amazon is said to perform deployments every 11.6 seconds. This speed and agility has helped Amazon deliver a world-class customer experience and score high on its CX.
  6. Compliance – A digital culture with an increased omnichannel experience results in petabytes of sensitive customer information residing with FSPs. The increased use of customer data for deeper insights to deliver an improved customer experience ensures compliance with multiple regional and global laws, including other regulations. The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are among the most important. Such compliance should cover the multiple touchpoints through which customers interact and provide information. FSPs must ensure timely compliance with these ever-changing regulations and laws to ensure that non-compliance or security reasons do not affect customer interactions.

Customer orientation is at the heart of the banking and financial sector. FSPs need to focus on the customer journey and redesign processes rather than just denying inefficiencies. A state-of-the-art digital product with the best features alone can no longer be the USP providing the competitive advantage. Instead, delivering the best CX across touchpoints will drive champions in the banking and finance industry. FSPs need to deliver contextualized customer experiences that completely blur the lines between digital and analog while easing the overall banking and finance process.

(The author is MV Mahadevan, Director, Strategic Relations, Maveric Systems and the opinions expressed in this article are his own)

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Supercars & Caviar, the Stretch Gallery’s Web3 Car Meet at Art Basel Miami, allows participants’ cars to be 3D scanned https://sharp-th.com/supercars-caviar-the-stretch-gallerys-web3-car-meet-at-art-basel-miami-allows-participants-cars-to-be-3d-scanned/ Wed, 16 Nov 2022 18:09:00 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/supercars-caviar-the-stretch-gallerys-web3-car-meet-at-art-basel-miami-allows-participants-cars-to-be-3d-scanned/ PHILADELPHIA CREAM and MIAMI, November 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stretch Gallery and Voxbox will present Supercars & Caviar during Art Basel Miami Beach on December 3. Stretching Gallery Supercars & Caviar will take place at the Stretch Gallery and will begin 9:30 p.m.. Celebrating an acceleration into the Digital Renaissance with food, drink, live music […]]]>

PHILADELPHIA CREAM and MIAMI, November 16, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Stretch Gallery and Voxbox will present Supercars & Caviar during Art Basel Miami Beach on December 3.

Supercars & Caviar will take place at the Stretch Gallery and will begin 9:30 p.m.. Celebrating an acceleration into the Digital Renaissance with food, drink, live music and a Web3 panel featuring special guests: Two-time Grammy-winning music producer !llmind, Head of Jake Steinerman from Community to Spatial, Head of Daniel Moomey partnerships at Filebase, Dave Silver co-founder of RecPhilly, Stackie Robinson (Selena Scott) CEO of Stockanians inc., and Al Ware CEO of VoxBox.

If you are a car enthusiast, Supercars & Caviar is the event for you. Entrants will have the opportunity to get a 3D scan of their classic, antique, track, muscle, drift, exotic, or supercar, and owners will receive a 1-on-1 digital render that can be viewed in the Stretch Gallery Metaverse Garage at the start.

“Whether you’re new to the world of luxury vehicles or a seasoned collector, the Metaverse Garage offers a new format for enjoying supercars. We view these vehicles as works of art and marvels of engineering. We’ve combined meeting traditional automobile with Web3, and Art Basel the public will be thrilled when they see all the cars present at the event. » declares Peter GrovermanFounder of Stretch Gallery.

Web3 and Blockchain technologies are still in their infancy and the mass market is still learning about the industry. Stretch Gallery and Voxbox raise awareness of these emerging technologies and ensure that people clearly understand how these digital tools benefit both creators and collectors. By providing accurate information and fostering open dialogue, Stretch Gallery and VoxBox are creating a bright future for Web3 and Blockchain.

“With the Digital Renaissance upon us, it’s time to educate and build the future of the metaverse. The world is shifting from an analog experience of the internet to a new, immersive experience – so everyone who attends at this event will have their own personalized environment where they can host events or sell physical items with friends online,” says Al Ware, CEO of VoxBox.

Supercars & Caviar offers a glimpse of this new technological frontier. This new world allows for a new type of ownership for non-reproducible assets. “Community and utility are the foundation of Web3. Fine art is just the tip of the iceberg. We create highly curated luxury experiences powered by blockchain – delivering immediate value to customers, as well as additional benefits over time,” says Alex KuhnDirector of Stretch Gallery.

To learn more about the Supercars & Caviarvisit the Eventbrite link.

About the Stretch Gallery: When it comes to the art world, there is a big difference between preserving culture and building culture. Stretch Gallery aims to do both. By generating a symbiosis between the physical and digital worlds to empower artists and connect them to collectors. Stretch Gallery is located in Wynwood Miami, with a gallery of digital mirrors in the spatial metaverse. This meta-gallery hosts intra-artist reviews, exclusive screenings, guided tours and interactive experiences. The physical gallery will host exhibitions, parties, VIP events and workshops. To view the virtual gallery and learn more about Stretch Gallery, visit:
www.StretchGallery.com.

About Voxbox

VoxBox is a Web3 Metaverse development company. We consult and build for other brands wishing to enter the Metaverse. Our mission is to help usher in the next era of the Internet by developing the infrastructure and applications needed to make virtual worlds widespread. With over a decade of web development experience, VoxBox is well positioned to be a leader in this new frontier.

www.VoxBox.dev

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Best smartwatches list: What to look for when buying a smartwatch and our top picks | Reviewed by Trevor Long https://sharp-th.com/best-smartwatches-list-what-to-look-for-when-buying-a-smartwatch-and-our-top-picks-reviewed-by-trevor-long/ Tue, 01 Nov 2022 08:19:59 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/best-smartwatches-list-what-to-look-for-when-buying-a-smartwatch-and-our-top-picks-reviewed-by-trevor-long/ Smartwatches are the best-selling watches in the world. More people are wearing watches than ever before, and that’s probably because they’re so much more than just a watch – from customizing the watch face to getting your notifications, step counts and even more detailed health data – however, as with all technology, there’s plenty to […]]]>

Smartwatches are the best-selling watches in the world. More people are wearing watches than ever before, and that’s probably because they’re so much more than just a watch – from customizing the watch face to getting your notifications, step counts and even more detailed health data – however, as with all technology, there’s plenty to choose from.

What to look for when buying a smartwatch

There’s no getting past the one big issue of price. Even among the units we’ve covered below, there are choices and options, sizes and features that could bump the price well over $1,000 if you wanted it to. But, for simplicity, base price is normally a very good indicator of a single brand’s features.

The main features that make a watch a “smartwatch” are the digital screen and smartphone connectivity. On top of that, you should expect basic fitness tracking capabilities. In reality, smartwatches replaced basic fitness trackers that counted our steps and then added heart rate monitoring.

And that’s where you then start looking at the features of one watch versus another.

How detailed is the heart rate monitoring on the watch?

Does the watch have advanced health features such as blood oxygen measurement, TGA authorized ECG?

When it comes to fitness, what kind of activities do you enjoy? Will it control the style of activities you do?

And of course there is style. For some, a traditional round dial is appealing, while others love the new, modern square watch style.

Base price is normally a very good indicator of a single brand’s features.

A beginner’s guide to smartwatches

Apple Watch SE

Price: $397

Advantages:

– Ease of use

– Accessories and bands

The inconvenients:

– SE model lacks advanced health features

– The cheapest models have the smallest size

I deliberately chose the entry-level Apple Watch here because it has the majority of Apple Watch features.

Exceptional activity tracking is at the heart of Apple Watch with “closing the rings”, a common challenge that many Watch users love – encouraging you to walk, exercise and get up during the day .

Plus, Apple’s Link to iPhone is the best of all smartwatches, with great notification sharing, meaning you can glance at your watch to see if it’s on. is an important email or call, and even reply to messages from your wrist.

Apple also has the most integration between smartphone apps and the Apple Watch for a truly unified user experience.

In terms of what you’re missing: With the SE model instead of the Series 8 or Ultra, you don’t get an “always on” display, which means the watch screen is black until you raise your wrist to look at it. And there’s no blood oxygen monitoring or ECG on the Apple Watch SE.

There are two sizes of SE, and its screen is slightly smaller than that of the Apple Watch Series 8.

Still, the Apple Watch is the best-selling watch in the world – hard to argue with the numbers.

Withings ScanWatch

Price: $421.67

Advantages:

– Analog watch with digital capabilities

– Advanced health features included

The inconvenients:

– No touch screen

– Small screen for notifications

– Only compatible with iPhone

The Withings ScanWatch is a favorite of watch wearers who want two really important things that no other smartwatch offers: classic analog styling and long battery life.

It’s a regular watch with an hour and minute hand that spins like watches did in the years before smartwatches. However, at the top of the face is a small digital display, which can display the time in digital mode, but also display a scrolling text string indicating your notifications.

Using a simple touch and hold on the side of the watch, you can also take blood oxygen and ECG readings, which is remarkable in a watch that really doesn’t look smart.

The plus: 30 days of autonomy. There is no watch with these health features and such long battery life.

You also get basic activity tracking and heart rate monitoring.

The Withings ScanWatch is an exceptional watch that offers excellent value for money.

Samsung Galaxy Watch4

Price: $445.83

Advantages:

– Classic styling

– Full screen

– Excellent fitness tracking

The inconvenients:

– Android compatibility only

– Autonomy of one day

Samsung has a long history in smartwatches, their “Gear” line was released years before Apple hit the market with the Apple Watch.

The Galaxy Watch 4 is a great middle-of-the-road option for those who want health and fitness tracking, but want rounded style and the benefit of a huge range of customizable watch faces.

Samsung’s Watch 4 has a unique “body composition” analysis for a complete picture of your health, as well as blood pressure and ECG.

Sleep tracking is also an important feature of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4, although in my testing the problem was that you have to charge every day, so you have to find those few times a day to take the watch off and the recharge.

The Samsung Wearable app’s Watch Face store is a big winner, letting you have a unique look for your watch.

Garmin Vivoactive 4

Price: $597.05

Advantages:

– Battery life

– Fitness tracking

The inconvenients:

– Screen brightness

Garmin has a fantastic reputation for its wearables, with some of the world’s most elite athletes using them in marathons, triathlons and many other events.

Their range of smartwatches adopts a classic style in terms of design, but has a solid reputation for its fitness and activity tracking.

Week-long battery life is a huge selling point here, but it’s worth noting if you’re using GPS tracking for activities that will drop and you’re ready for a daily charge. However, for most users, you’ll see three to four days of battery life with GPS-based workout tracking included.

I always find Garmin watch faces to be a little dull but that’s partly down to the technology they use which is mostly focused on battery life which isn’t the best out there. market.

For anyone who is active at heart, a Garmin has to be near the top of the list.

Activity tracker with SoundPEATS smartwatch

Price: $49.99

Advantages:

– Affordable

– Easy to read display

The inconvenients:

– Quality and durability

– Styling and accessories

This SoundPEATS smartwatch is an example of the wide range of smartwatches under $100. That’s what it says, it pairs with your phone and will present you with notification alerts from various apps on your phone.

The display is excellent and you won’t struggle to look down to see the time.

However, you get what you pay for. This won’t have the quality materials used in its construction like the ones we mention, nor will you be able to get a range of sleek bands to suit it.

But, for many people, they just want a new look for their step counting, and a smartwatch like this will track your fitness, even sleep tracking, in addition to offering such smart features as the notifications.

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8 secrets Bath & Body Works doesn’t want you to know https://sharp-th.com/8-secrets-bath-body-works-doesnt-want-you-to-know/ Tue, 25 Oct 2022 17:09:28 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/8-secrets-bath-body-works-doesnt-want-you-to-know/ Whether you live by their lotions or love them as a go-to gift option, Bath & Body Works remains an iconic store on the mall circuit. But unlike fashion retailers, the store is known more for its signature scents than for its looks, with many fans of the store becoming nostalgic at the mere whiff […]]]>

Whether you live by their lotions or love them as a go-to gift option, Bath & Body Works remains an iconic store on the mall circuit. But unlike fashion retailers, the store is known more for its signature scents than for its looks, with many fans of the store becoming nostalgic at the mere whiff of one of their long-running famous scents. However, while dedicated fans still associate their Japanese Cherry Blossom soap with its matching candle after all these years, chances are you’re still missing some essential store information. Read on to find out the secrets the experts say Bath & Body Works doesn’t want you to know.

READ NEXT: 5 buyer warnings from former Bath & Body Works employees.

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Considering the types of products they sell, it might seem impossible to get your money back on anything you buy from Bath & Body Works. But it turns out the company has a pretty generous return policy if that soap, lotion, or candle isn’t right for you. At the same time, experts warn that one should not plan to overdo it.

“Bath & Body Works has a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, which means you can return anything for any reason at any time. However, some stores are now applying certain restrictions to this policy,” Julie Ramholdconsumer analyst at DealNews.com, says Better life. “You can still return anything for any reason, including products that are somewhat used, but now some stores will limit customers to only $250 in returns or exchanges without a receipt within 90 days. As long as you have a receipt or are returning smaller quantities, you shouldn’t have to worry, even if your local store is one of those adopting the new policy.”

Former employees also confirmed this claim. In a TikTok video posted in January that has since received more than 483,000 likes, a former employee says the company should honor its “100% satisfaction guarantee”.

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The big shift to online shopping has changed the way we get the products we need. However, it’s not like the convenience of having your items brought to your doorstep doesn’t come at an added cost. Luckily, experts say there’s an easy way to save money while getting the Bath & Body Works products you’ve been looking for ASAP.

“The retailer does not usually offer free shipping, so any order you place will cost $6.99 for a flat rate. However, in some cases, you can avoid shipping charges by choosing to pick up from your store. local instead,” says Ramhold. “Not only will you get your items faster, but you’ll avoid additional charges, so it’s a win-win.”

READ NEXT: 8 secrets Jo-Ann Fabrics doesn’t want you to know.

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No matter what type of shopper you are, everyone loves a coupon once in a while. But while you have to make sure you don’t bring the flyer from the wrong store – yes, it does happen with Bed Bath & Beyond coupons – signing up for the company’s mailing list will net you plenty of discounts.

The easiest way to get what you’re looking for is to sign up for the store’s digital mailing list, which will get all the latest news and coupons straight to your phone, according to The Smart Shopper. These can often include free shipping offers or a free product, and can often be redeemed both online and in stores. However, signing up for the traditional mailing list is also a great way to get even better discounts sent to your analog mailbox.

If you plan to use them, be sure to stick to the schedule. While the company was previously generous with a three-day grace period before and after their valid usage windows, that policy has since been removed, reports Krazy Coupon Lady.

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An unexpected coupon can be a great way to save money. But those looking for real bargains might want to wait until Bath & Body Works holds its biannual sales to stock up on their favorite items at deep discounts.

“These sales typically take up to 75% off and are great opportunities to stock up on your favorite scents since one drops in June and the other in December,” says Ramhold. “Now is a great time to shop for gifts for yourself and others in seasonal scents for the warmer and cooler months.”

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Although best known for their lotions and soaps, Bath & Body Works has also long sold their signature scents in candle form. And if you’re looking to keep things going all year round, experts say you should mark your calendar for a big annual sale.

“If you like Bath & Body Works candles, this is a can’t miss event. It tends to last two days in store and one day online and typically takes 55-60% less than popular 3 candles. wicks.” said Ramhold. “Make sure you sign up for the email newsletter, so you don’t miss the sale: it only happens once a year, and since it only lasts a very short time, it can be easy to miss the news.”

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Shopping the day after Thanksgiving has become the norm for anyone looking for serious deals on their holiday shopping. Bath & Body Works happens to be one of the best options for anyone looking for gifts or to replenish their own favorite scented products.

“Plus, Black Friday is another pretty massive sale that’s well worth shopping for,” Ramhold said. Better life. “Very often the Black Friday sale has free ‘buy three, get three’ promotions, so it’s another great time to stock up on your favorite items.”

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Signing up for loyalty programs can seem like a tedious process that may not be very profitable in the end. But in the case of Bath & Body Works, there’s an immediate benefit to signing up, especially if you’re planning to restock your favorite scents down the line.

“Bath & Body Works now has a new national rewards program that is free to join. Currently, new members receive an offer of $10 off a $30 purchase, plus you earn points with every purchase and you’ll also earn free products,” says Ramhold. “Members also get exclusive access to special events and products, as well as an annual birthday gift.”

READ NEXT: 10 discontinued bath and body products you’ll never see again.

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We all know how effective a “buy one, get one” sale can be in filling your shopping cart. Bath & Body Works is no exception to this, often promoting a special on its two-for-$20 candles. But if you’re planning on getting more than just a pair, you can feel free to buy as many as you want without risking saving.

According to Krazy Coupon Lady, these sales mean the candles will cost $10 each no matter how many you buy above two. Feel free to spend $30 on three or $50 on five if that’s what you need!

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Blue Dial Watches for Men: Top 8 Blue Dial Watches | Most Wanted Products https://sharp-th.com/blue-dial-watches-for-men-top-8-blue-dial-watches-most-wanted-products/ Tue, 18 Oct 2022 12:05:00 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/blue-dial-watches-for-men-top-8-blue-dial-watches-most-wanted-products/ A brief review of the evolution of watch styles reveals that blue has long been the dominant color in watch design, appealing to watch enthusiasts, both men and women. The color blue has always stood out in the world of wristwatches. The use of blue in watch design components such as blue leather straps, blue […]]]>
A brief review of the evolution of watch styles reveals that blue has long been the dominant color in watch design, appealing to watch enthusiasts, both men and women. The color blue has always stood out in the world of wristwatches. The use of blue in watch design components such as blue leather straps, blue textured dials, and traditional blue steel hands shows that blue is more than just a trend. Plus, when it comes to bright, cheerful colors that will still be beautiful in a decade or two, blue is the clear winner. It offers a wide range of layers and attractive designs. This well-known color is a sure hit in any place or ensemble, and it’s generally seen as a welcome break from black, white, or silver. Especially when talking about wristwatches, blue dial watches hold a world of mystery and intrigue. These watches, whether they are dark navy blue or shiny royal blue, are not only fashionable but also incredibly stylish. Blue dial watches are quite versatile due to their distinct and masculine color. They can be worn at the office with a suit and at the weekend with chinos or jeans.

So, here we picked the 8 best blue dial watches for men that will make you feel special:

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To stay fashionable and trendy in your group, this Seiko Watch Automatic is something you must have. The circular blue dial of this analog watch measures 42.5 millimeters in diameter, which gives it a unique look. The straps of the P2 watch are made of stainless steel and have a silver finish to enhance the look even more. This watch comes with a 2 year manufacturer’s warranty. The best thing about this watch is that despite its 42.5mm case diameter, it doesn’t feel too thick and fits the wrist well, making it easy to wear all day.

Casio watch leather straps are smooth and comfortable on the wrist. Moreover, Casio’s timepieces reflect their strong and powerful personality. This Casio Enticer Analog Blue Dial watch is bold and durable, and it will go with any outfit you wear all year round. This fashionable watch from Casio has a brownish outer body which makes it look regal and spectacular. This lovely wristwatch will enhance your personality in various ways. Comes in at a minimum price of around RS. 6,995 considering its looks and appeal, it has to be one of the best blue dial watches for men.

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You can add a quartz movement that combines form and function to your outfit to make it more regal with this varied wristwatch from Fossil. Beautiful and functional subdials have been painstakingly crafted into the Fossil Analog Blue Dial Men’s Watch to make it look even more premium on your wrist. This adaptable blue dial watch is beautifully and exotically designed. Brown plated leather strap with single prong clasp; Interchangeable with a 22mm Fossil watch strap is one of the main aspects of this watch which is a fantastic addition to the current trend.

Armani Exchange Analog Blue Dial Men’s Watch-AX2430

The invention of excellent chronographs was Armani Exchange’s contribution to the watch industry. You won’t find a finer watch for less than R. 30,000. When it comes to choosing a suitable timepiece for an exclusive function or a lavish date. Plus, this Armani Exchange Analog Blue Dial Men’s Watch looks great at this price. Wearing one of the great Armani watches is always an exciting experience. This 46mm watch from Armani Exchange has a blue textured display with rose gold stick indexes, chronograph movement and blue stainless steel chain to keep it special in its own way. However, this watch is more expensive than some of the others in this segment, but it is worth it for the sumptuous experience it offers.

Citizen Quartz Analog Blue Dial Men’s Watch

While Citizen analog watches with quartz movements are the industry standard, analog-digital displays offer the best of both worlds. Speaking of this Citizen Quartz Analog Blue Dial men’s watch, the ultramarine blue dial complements the rose gold accents of this stunning wristwatch, which has a distinctive appearance. Second, for your convenience, discreetly outline the boundary. The rose gold-toned bezel complements and enhances the face parts, and this color is carried by the stainless steel bracelet for an aesthetically pleasing and well-balanced appearance, this is the best Citizen watch available on all platforms.

Mini Diesel claw leather watch

This fashionable men’s watch from Diesel is made of premium steel and comes in a stylish brown tone. It is guaranteed for two years against any defects in construction and materials. Its water resistance is undoubtedly its defining characteristic. The simple round face of this watch matches a wide range of outfits. Its chronograph mechanism and eye-catching design components set it apart. The minute, hour and second hands of this watch are expertly crafted to ensure accuracy when telling time. However, wearing this premium blue dial watch on your wrist will surely look something extra special than ever.

Titan Neo Analog Blue Dial Men’s Watch

This Titan Neo Analog Blue Dial Men’s Watch was made by the most reputable watch brand, “Titan” must be one of the best men’s blue dial watches in India. Titan watches are renowned for their strength, hardness, wear resistance and non-magnetic qualities and this watch from Titan is no exception. In addition, this watch from Titan’s Neo Gents III collection is distinguished by its exceptional elegance. The silver-tone metal strap contrasts nicely with the bright blue dial. men.

Fossil Neutra Minimalist Analog Blue Dial Men’s Watch

Stylish watches from the Fossil brand are loved by fashionable men. This Fossil Neutra Minimalist Analog Blue Dial men’s watch has a round blue dial and a 42mm case. This watch packs a mighty punch for its low price. Its elegant design and elegant brown leather strap elevate it to the rank of the best watches with a blue dial, and its long life and practical functions make it the ideal companion for any active lifestyle.

Blue Dial Watches for Men: FAQs

  1. Are blue dial watches desirable?
    Blue dial watches create a bolder statement than standard white or black dial watches. The color lends a pop of color, dimension and personality to your style while catching and reflecting light in an eye-catching way.
  2. Is it true that blue dial watches go with everything?
    As stated earlier, blue complements virtually every color on the color wheel. Depending on the case material, you can wear the watch on a silver, yellow or rose gold strap. Fear not if you prefer rubber, leather or fabric straps to bracelets.
  3. Why are blue dial watches in such demand?
    Finally, the popularity of blue dial watches is due to their adaptability. Blue, as a primary color, enhances virtually all other hues. A gold case can be used to spruce up a blue watch, or a bronze bezel can make a more edgy statement.

Times of India reporters were not involved in the production of this article. The prices of the products mentioned in the article are likely to evolve with the offers.

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Top VoIP Trends – Reshaping the Future of VoIP Technology https://sharp-th.com/top-voip-trends-reshaping-the-future-of-voip-technology/ Sat, 15 Oct 2022 00:00:13 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/top-voip-trends-reshaping-the-future-of-voip-technology/ VoIP, using Voice over Internet Protocol, has changed the way people communicate. With an ever-increasing number of options available to consumers, there is no doubt that the future of this technology is bright. We’ve compiled some of the top VoIP trends that are reshaping the world today and will continue to do so for years […]]]>

VoIP, using Voice over Internet Protocol, has changed the way people communicate. With an ever-increasing number of options available to consumers, there is no doubt that the future of this technology is bright. We’ve compiled some of the top VoIP trends that are reshaping the world today and will continue to do so for years to come.

How does VoIP help businesses stay connected globally?

VoIP is a very cost effective and easy to use solution. It is available everywhere, from homes to hotels, offices and conference rooms. It also provides reliable services due to its flexibility in usage. Moreover, it can be used on multiple operating systems, which makes it more accessible to everyone in the world. As a result, VoIP is gaining the market at lightning speed, with more and more people deploying it to benefit their businesses. The VoIP services market size ended at around $123 billion for the year 2021 and is expected to exceed $357 billion by 2032.

With the increasing globalization of the world, it has become more crucial for businesses to stay connected. But that doesn’t mean sacrificing quality for affordability or vice versa. Business VoIP Solutions provide a great solution that will help your business stay connected without breaking the bank. It is also easy to configure. It does not require any professional assistance and can be configured by anyone. The system is also very cost effective, allowing users to save money on their bills and enjoy unlimited access.

Interconnecting VoIP, AI and IoT

In terms of interconnection, VoIP has a lot to gain by integrating AI and IoT. AI can help companies improve their customer service, which is of interest to all businesses. For example, a call center can use AI to analyze data from previous calls and provide suggestions to better handle the next one. In addition to improving customer service, VoIP users need to consider how they might benefit from integrating their products with other industries. Integration with other technologies, such as portable or virtual assistants, makes it easier for customers to use your product while benefiting from its features.

VoIP applications using cloud technology

Cloud-based applications and systems are the future of VoIP technology. According to a survey, almost 94% of companies in the United States use cloud computing. Cloud computing is a way of storing, managing and processing data in a remote location via the Internet.

When you use cloud computing, your data is stored securely on servers, accessible from anywhere with an internet connection. This technology allows you to access your data without worrying about the maintenance of the hardware used to store it. In addition, cloud computing offers many advantages over traditional solutions, such as:

  • Increased flexibility: Cloud solutions can scale up or down based on demand, which means they’re ideal for businesses with fluctuating workloads.
  • Reduced costs: By outsourcing IT operations and maintenance tasks such as storage space or software upgrades, companies will realize significant cost savings in these areas and reduce electricity bills.

The emergence of mobile VoIP applications

Over the past few years, VoIP mobile applications have seen a surge in popularity. These solutions offer several advantages over traditional telephone systems, including greater convenience and cost savings.

VoIP mobile applications allow you to stay in touch with your colleagues, customers and other stakeholders at all times. They are also easy to install and manage. All you have to do is download the app on your device and get started.

The convenience of using VoIP mobile apps means that they are ideal for people who work on the go or constantly travel abroad.

Growing demand for video conferencing

Video conferencing is a growing sector of the VoIP market, and it’s easy to see why. Video conferencing is a great way to communicate over long distances, especially when it comes to communicating with people who aren’t in the same room as you. Video conferencing also helps eliminate face-to-face meetings and phone calls for many business purposes, reducing your travel costs and improving the efficiency of your organization as a whole.

Video conferencing software is great for communicating with people who don’t share the same time zones. It’s becoming more and more common as companies expand their operations around the world. Video conferencing can be used from offices to schools to battlefields. According to recent reports, US defense equipment maintainers are assisting Ukrainian soldiers with wartime issues provided by NATO forces to Ukraine through video conferencing. Both parties have 16 dedicated chat rooms for this purpose.

Going beyond oceans and continents allows you to be more productive while saving money on travel expenses.

Increased reliability with IP PBX hardware

The main advantage of IP PBX hardware is that it is more reliable than a traditional PBX.

IP PBX hardware uses the IP network to manage calls, which means you can connect your desk phones directly to your broadband connection. This means you won’t lose phone functionality if you have power or broadband issues. Plus, VoIP systems are much more scalable than their traditional counterparts, making them easier to maintain and upgrade as your business grows.

IP PBX systems are also easier for businesses to secure with encryption methods such as TLS and SRTP, which ensure data is safe from eavesdropping or tampering. Finally, IP phones cost less than their analog counterparts, making them excellent value for money.

Growing Popularity of SIP Trunking Services

SIP trunking is a feature that allows users to connect to the Internet using a VoIP network. SIP trunking is a cost-effective solution that can be used for both business and residential purposes. Moreover, this service can access many features, such as high quality voice calls, low latency, strong security, etc.

You will need VoIP equipment with SIP trunk support to take advantage of these features and make your phone system work seamlessly with your existing IT infrastructure.

Ease of tracking calls with call tracking software

Call tracking software is a valuable tool to improve your VoIP business. With call tracking software, you can track every call made, including the number of calls, duration, recipient, and cost. You can use this information to generate reports and invoices and perform quality checks on the performance of your employees. If you are following industry or regulatory standards, this information will also be helpful when creating documentation.

Top VoIP Trends Are Reshaping the Future of VoIP Technology

Your world is changing. VoIP is reshaping the future of VoIP technology, and it is happening. As a result, you are entering a new era in which communication between people and businesses is evolving in ways never seen before. VoIP has already changed the way people work, talk and do business together. It changes everything from how we communicate to how we think about communication.

The top VoIP trends outlined in this article provide insight into how businesses and individuals can benefit from increased connectivity and efficiency through VoIP. Plus, they show us how our constant desire for more flexibility, simplicity, and convenience drives innovation.

Many exciting developments are on the horizon for VoIP users. If you want to stay ahead of them as a business owner or consumer, now would be a good time to start researching which ones might best suit your needs.

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Process and control today | Analyze, prioritize, digitize: Top manual processes to automate for a fast ROI https://sharp-th.com/process-and-control-today-analyze-prioritize-digitize-top-manual-processes-to-automate-for-a-fast-roi/ Thu, 13 Oct 2022 04:03:57 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/process-and-control-today-analyze-prioritize-digitize-top-manual-processes-to-automate-for-a-fast-roi/ 13/10/2022 Automation EU The benefits of automating manual processes have long been known to manufacturers – reduced costs, improved quality and increased safety are just some of the most obvious. But what processes should manufacturers prioritize in their transition to Industry 4.0? In this article, Neil Ballinger, EMEA Manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation, […]]]>

The benefits of automating manual processes have long been known to manufacturers – reduced costs, improved quality and increased safety are just some of the most obvious. But what processes should manufacturers prioritize in their transition to Industry 4.0? In this article, Neil Ballinger, EMEA Manager at automation parts supplier EU Automation, offers insight into which tasks, when automated, deliver the fastest return on investment (ROI).

Since the emergence of the term Industry 4.0 in 2011, the digital journey of most manufacturers has been characterized by a marathon-like approach, slow and steady. For manufacturers who lack endless cash flow and expert teams of in-house technologists, the gradual implementation of automation has been the safest and most efficient way to digitize their premises.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic and its ripple effect on the global socio-political balance has forced manufacturers to digitalize at full speed, transforming their Industry 4.0 journey from a marathon to a sprint. In this scenario, plant managers are under increasing pressure to make the best decision when prioritizing processes to move from manual to digital.

Although the needs of each production or assembly plant differ, when planning an automation project, plant managers must consider three key variables: the speed of return on investment (ROI), the ease of implementation and the impact of the project on the workforce. Let’s see some examples of digitalization projects that win on all three fronts.

Choose and place

The repetitive act of picking up a part and placing it in the right place for further processing is enough to test the patience of even the most motivated employee. When parts are heavy, difficult to handle, or near hot surfaces and dangerous machinery, the task goes from tedious to dangerous.

Fortunately, pick and place applications are among the easiest and most cost effective to digitize. There are a wide variety of robotic arms on the market that require little initial investment, can be programmed without coding expertise, and make employees’ jobs much easier.

For example, the latest cobot from igus, part of the igus Rebel family, costs less than 5,000 euros and can be programmed remotely via an online onboarding service that offers consultations at a fixed price. This plug and play cobot is up and running in just a few days and can lift up to 2 kg.

For heavier lifts, such as in palletizing applications, prices are considerably higher — a standard solution handling one layer per minute starts at around 140,000 EUR, excluding integration and additional accessories. Programming and maintenance can also be quite complex and usually require the assistance of a systems integrator.

However, automated palletizers can have a huge impact on staff well-being, as manual palletizing is a physically demanding task that can often lead to accidents and repetitive strain injury (RSI). Although capital payback may be slower than in other automation projects, the benefits in terms of increased safety and staff retention are worth the long-term investment.

Quality assurance

Strict Industry 4.0 standards make quality assurance (QA) an essential step in the manufacturing process. However, the cost and complexity of traditional machine vision solutions means that many factories still rely on manual inspection.

Unfortunately, human inspectors cannot reliably inspect complex products for eight hours a day without missing defects. Think of a printed circuit board (PCB) – a single part may contain dozens of barely visible sub-components, each of which may have defects that compromise the functionality of the entire board.

Fortunately, new solutions that transcend the limitations of traditional machine vision are coming to market. For example, the German-Israeli company Inspekto has developed a cost-effective stand-alone machine vision system, the INSPEKTO S70, which can be configured by factory personnel, without the help of a machine vision expert. The system is pre-trained for a wide variety of use cases, greatly reducing installation time.

Machine vision solutions such as those from Inspekto drive a rapid return on investment through their ability to reduce the cost of defects, which can include wasted material, rework costs, late delivery charges, breaches reputation, etc.

Additionally, automating quality assurance can free up staff to perform more engaging tasks that add value. The wide variety of machine vision companies on the market and the many low-code and no-code solutions they offer ensure that manufacturers can find a QA system that fits their budget and technical skills.

Data entry

Fast, reliable data entry is essential for any process that requires accurate, up-to-date information, from monitoring sensor data for predictive maintenance to processing BOMs.

Manual data entry can often become a bottleneck for businesses, as data entry clerks may not be able to meet the need for real-time information and may introduce errors when reporting. numbers. This is where automated data entry systems can help.

Using optical character recognition, data entry software can read information from a wide variety of sources, such as PDFs, emails, and websites, and absorb it into a storage application centralized data source, whether it’s a database or a simple spreadsheet.

Automated data entry has a wide range of applications. The most common and well-known is automated invoice scanning, but data entry software can help in countless scenarios, such as preparing reports for audits and quality checks, managing business inquiries, processing the results of customer satisfaction surveys, etc.

In addition to these benefits, data entry software is generally simple to install and manage and can be extremely cost effective – Culverdocs, for example, offers an all-inclusive package for a monthly fee of just £20 per user.

Cash flow, employee retention and lack of technical skills are some of the biggest challenges facing manufacturers today. By considering the ROI of their automation projects, their impact on the workforce, and the ease with which they can be deployed and maintained, manufacturers can accelerate their digitization marathon, taking the leap whose they need to gain considerable competitive advantage.

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Everything you need to know about Google’s new Pixel Watch https://sharp-th.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-googles-new-pixel-watch/ Fri, 07 Oct 2022 17:04:40 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-googles-new-pixel-watch/ Google has just quietly launched its first-ever smartwatch, and its sleek circular design might just make it the fanciest piece of wearable tech out there. Last night at the Made by Google event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the tech giant unveiled the new Pixel Watch. Despite the sunny weather outside, it turns out the watch face […]]]>

Google has just quietly launched its first-ever smartwatch, and its sleek circular design might just make it the fanciest piece of wearable tech out there. Last night at the Made by Google event in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the tech giant unveiled the new Pixel Watch. Despite the sunny weather outside, it turns out the watch face was inspired by water droplets, and how they land just so, in a perfect dome shape.

“We wanted to recreate a drop of water to create a seamless look that combines the traditional analog idea of ​​the circle and shape of time with this modern idea of ​​fluidity of form, which also communicates the fluidity of technology in our lives,” says Isabelle Olsson, head of industrial design for Google’s Home and Wearable products. For Olsson and his team, function follows form, not the other way around. That’s why, for example, as a wearer, you’ll find that the bezel-less design won’t cling to your sleeve like most traditional watches.

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For groups, Olsson drew inspiration from dozens of objects, from traditional watches and jewelry to handbags, wallets and even sneakers. “The knit bands, made from recycled plastic, are actually inspired by 3D knitted sneakers,” she says. “Sneakers are such a good analogy for what this product needs to do: it needs to be comfortable, stylish and durable.” Durability in particular was heavily considered when designing the Pixel Watch – it’s water and scratch resistant, and features bespoke 3D Gorilla Glass (a special brand of chemically strengthened glass).

And similar to a pair of sneakers, the Pixel Watch can be dressed up or down depending on which band you choose. Options range from woven, stretchy (so comfortable you can sleep in it), leather and metal (coming later this spring), with a plethora of color options, so you can mix and match your way.

“We wanted to make sure there was a group for everyone,” adds Olsson. “We also wanted to make sure that the colors we offer really stand the test of time.” To achieve this, Olsson tested the shades using his own fingernails as paint chips. “I would paint my nails a color we were excited about, then wear it for two weeks and look at it in different lighting conditions to see if I got bored.” (While explaining this, Olsson held her own woven band in a lemongrass hue to her matching manicure.)

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But let’s be clear: the Pixel Watch is not just a pretty accessory, its technical characteristics are even more impressive than its design. Wear OS, Google’s Android operating system, includes access to Emergency SOS notifications, Google Wallet, Gmail, and Calendar. Plus, a la Siri, you can talk to your Google Pixel Watch to text, ask questions, and set reminders, letting you do a lot without physically handling your phone. Because hands-free is the way to be.

As a bonus, the watch doubles as Fitbit, with a step counter, heart rate monitor, and sleep tracking that can send the user a “Sleep Score” each morning (essentially a summary of all your sleep habits , good and bad). ).

The Google Pixel Watch starts at $349.99 and is available for pre-order now at store.google.com.

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Oura’s ring finally looks like a normal ring https://sharp-th.com/ouras-ring-finally-looks-like-a-normal-ring/ Tue, 04 Oct 2022 15:58:24 +0000 https://sharp-th.com/ouras-ring-finally-looks-like-a-normal-ring/ Courtesy There are plenty of wellness wearables out there: the Apple Watch (and Apple Watch Ultra), the Fitbit, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch and, of course, the Oura Ring. Each is as much an accessory – like a piece of jewelry – as a tiny device embedded in technology capable of providing you with status updates about […]]]>

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There are plenty of wellness wearables out there: the Apple Watch (and Apple Watch Ultra), the Fitbit, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch and, of course, the Oura Ring. Each is as much an accessory – like a piece of jewelry – as a tiny device embedded in technology capable of providing you with status updates about your body’s internal engine.

However, few are as small as Oura’s Ring. (The new Apple Watch Ultra is huge.) The wedding ring-sized device monitors a number of metrics – heart rate, body temperature, oxygen levels and wider movement – to calculate three daily scores: sleep, activity and readiness. In tandem, they provide an assessment of how you sleep, how well you perform and how you react to stress, but also whether you’re exercising or getting enough rest, whether your period is coming or what you’re eating (cups of coffee included ) has an impact on your natural body cycle. It’s your own $349 complete health consultant.

The problem, however, at least for people who want it to blend into their daily lives, is that the ring has never been very subtle. The original design, the Oura Heritage, had a flat edge that always had to face up in order to correctly read your body outputs. As such, it still looked like an Oura ring, which wasn’t a bad thing for people who didn’t care about its looks but put off fashionable people who cared about its shape (and wanted to replace a more traditional group with the technology-infused accessory).

Now, however, Oura’s ring finally looks like a regular ring. The new Horizon design is completely round, forgoing the flat edge in favor of technology that can read your body regardless of the device’s position. Of course, being against the flat edge is a minor gripe, especially since it was a simple matter of aesthetics. But now the Oura Ring looks a lot more like the analog product it set out to emulate, but with just as much technology as before.

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