Weller vs Hakko

Weller vs Hakko: The Best Soldering Irons & Stations

The right tools make all the difference.

If you’ve ever tried doing delicate electronic work with a cheap soldering iron, you know what a disaster it can be.

Cheap Harbor Freight-level tools might get you by for a while with some types of projects. Not the case with soldering.

With Weller and Hakko tools, you’ll be spending more, but a range of equipment means they have a quality tool for every budget.

Which brand should you buy? Read on for my comparisons and recommendations.

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PNY vs SanDisk

PNY vs SanDisk: SD & microSD Card Showdown

Picking a memory card doesn’t just come down to how much space you need.

Choose too slow of a card, and it won’t function.

It’s also important to get a quality card to avoid losing important photos and video before you’re able to back it up.

When photographing weddings, I did my research and took no chances with my memory cards.

PNY and SanDisk make some of the best memory cards. Here I’ll explain what to look for in a card, and which brand is the better of the two.

Speed Class & Performance

The first step to picking a memory card is finding the right speed class.

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ASUS vs Acer Monitors

ASUS vs Acer Monitors: Which is Better?

I’m a frequent monitor upgrader.

I love taking advantage of fast refresh rates, high resolutions, and technology such as adaptive sync as they become available.

I’ve owned and installed more monitors than I can count.

Here I’ll look at two of my favorite monitor brands: ASUS and Acer – and detail which will be the better choice for you.

Quality

To start with, the most important component of a monitor is the display panel itself.

There are only a few manufacturers making panels for brands like ASUS and Acer.

For example, you’ll see a number of different brands with 165Hz 1440p displays, but the same OEM’s factory makes each of them.

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APC vs CyberPower

APC vs CyberPower: The Best Battery Backup/UPS

The power cuts out for only a second, but it’s going to take you minutes – if not hours – to get back what you were working on.

A UPS ensures this won’t happen to you.

Over my years of working in IT, I’ve set up more battery backups than I can count.

In this guide, I’ll break down what to look for in a UPS and if you should go with APC or CyberPower.

Quick Pick: CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD if you need plenty of power & run time

AMAZON PRICE & REVIEWS

Watts vs VA – Picking the Right Capacity

There are a lot of features separating different Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS’s). None is as important as the capacity.

You’ll see two ratings listed – Watts and VA (volt amperage). They both measure electrical power. Bigger numbers mean more powerful batteries.

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