Thursday, 30 July 2009

Cordless Table Lamps, Drills and Vacuums - Pulling the Plug on Traditional Power

More and more, Americans today are looking to cut the cord. It seems like almost everything that has traditionally been "plugged in" in now available in a cordless variety. Cordless drills have offered the handyman flexibility and ease of use for drilling holes and driving screws. Cordless phones have allowed busy families to talk from any room of the house. Even laptop computers allow a cordless computing experience. In the past the cordless, battery operated version of things were considered to be of a lesser quality, offering a sub-par performance in exchange for the convenience of not having a cord. Short battery lives and limited power supply meant limited use and lack of advanced functionality.

With the advent of more efficient and more powerful batteries this has all changed. Today's cordless devices are no longer second rate citizens. Instead they are legitimate alternatives to traditionally corded electronics. From cordless vacuums to cordless table lamps, more and more high end battery powered home accessories are on the market than ever before, and they are no longer being laughed at! With a self contained power supply, today's cordless devices boast not only portability but also complete flexibility in use. If you don't like where the light is, move it to the middle of the table. If you don't have an outlet in the room you wish to vacuum, no big deal, the vacuum will come with you.

Many cordless devices use rechargeable batteries and a base that you can charge the batteries up in when the item is not in use. Solar power is another popular option with cordless devices and is often found as a secondary or back-up power source in items such as calculators, landscape lighting and more. People appreciate the environmentally friendly nature of these products and are looking for more and better ways to conserve energy. Cordless items allow them to do just that.

In the past, many of the cordless items in everyday life were treated as cheap alternatives. They were constructed with lesser materials and had an overall "disposable" look to them. Today's cordless items are beautifully made and of the same high quality as their corded counterparts. Cordless table lamps are no longer something you leave hidden in the closet until there is a power outage. Today they are a beautiful design piece that opens up decorating possibilities that no corded lamp can afford. The next time you are in the market for an electronic device, don't be afraid to pull the plug and look at cordless!