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The Portable Keyboard Section

Being able to transport “equipment has always been a challenge in so many businesses. The good news is that so much of today’s equipment has been made with that in mind so we are seeing so many things getting smaller and smaller, which generally makes it easier to pack, store and transport.

Funny how the first cell phones started out being so large and cumbersome, actually they started out as being what we call “mobile phones” that people bought so that they could make and receive phone calls while being in their vehicle. It took a good long while for them to evolve into what we now call “cell phone” that people can carry with them virtually anywhere they want and/or need as long as they have a signal.

The size of these phones got smaller and smaller, but now a days we are seeing them get bigger and bigger, I guess they need to be bigger in order to do all the things that we now need and use them for.

Keyboards are a good example of how a smaller version plays an important role for folks in need of a portable digital piano, Ever since D.J.s have taken over in so many venues that used to hire live bands, it is a real treat to see a live show and one can only imagine how long it takes these bands to pack up all of their equipment and transport everything needed to perform.

I was looking online to see the keyboards that are being used these days. I have to say that I was impressed with the variety of keyboards on the market these days and how there is a wide range of prices being asked for them. I miss seeing live bands. I remember good times a plenty back in the day when they would hold “Battle of the Bands” which caused the place to rock until the wee hours of the night.

While looking around at the various keyboards I also managed to come across a couple of great deals for a sweat looking laney ironheart tube guitar amp. It’s currently going for $849. I’ve been waiting for it to get below $750. Guess I’ll keep looking and waiting. At least going online is easier than jumping around all the various brick and mortar music stores.

Tools For Today’s People

Right now is a great time to live and work with all of the latest technology at our fingertips. I feel sorry for so many people that don’t have access to so much that we all use on a daily basis without as much as blinking an eye. For example, the people that have been locked away in a medical institution (for whatever reason) and then there are of course the folks that have been locked up behind bars that have no idea of what even a cell phone can and is used for. Most of our cell phones do so much more than just allow us to make phone calls. I don’t even know if I could explain what a app is or how helpful they are turning out to be for so many people and businesses.

My sister has been finding some real estate apps and sharing her finds on Facebook pages for her friends, family and fellow co-workers in the real estate field. Wow, wouldn’t it be like totally weird not to even know what Facebook is? Anyway like I said this really is a great time to be able to utilize all the tools that we are being turned onto and purchasing as fast as they can think of and then produce them. Look how popular personal computers are and what a long way they have become.

Ready for a New Cell Phone

My cell phone has been good to me, but it is not a “smart phone” and all my friends have the Androids and iPhones and it is getting hard to justify not getting a smart phone, too. There are all these really cool features and apps for the smart phones that you just can’t get on a regular, old school cell phone.

My favorite app that I’ve seen so far is the one that disables the phone ringer when you are sleeping. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve tried to get some sleep and someone calls me and wakes me up. That makes me so mad, but with my old school phone there is no way to stop it from ringing unless I turn the whole phone off. So, if you want to use the cell phone as an alarm clock, you have to leave the phone on and take the chance that people won’t be calling you. With the smart phone, you can use the alarm clock AND the call block to make sure you get your sleep undisturbed.

A Smartphone for the Lower End Market

Some people must have the latest and greatest of everything, and others are reluctant to climb on board anything until it is their only choice. Take the Facebook Timeline, for example. Some people heard it was available and eagerly jumped on. Those are the early adapters and almost none of them cried and whined about wanting to convert back to the old Facebook layout. But there are still some people today that have not converted to the Timeline and they are screaming about how they don’t want it. Those late bloomers are the ones who drive me nuts.

If you want the most expensive and full featured smartphone, you can easily spend between $600 and $800 on one. But some of us would like a lower end option. Enter the Pantech Burst.


This phone was introduced at a full retail price of $259 in January, but AT&T is offering it for only $49 if you sign a two year service contract. In fact, you might be able to get an even better deal if you stop by an AT&T retail store and negotiate with a sales rep. I’ve heard some stories of getting the phone free. That’s a sweet savings and its a good, functional android phone with slide out keyboard and camera included.