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natural sound: symbol audio’s hi-fi tabletop stereo in reclaimed wood

reclaimed wood stereo

If you’re in the market for a small footprint stereo solution but you’re not a fan of the techie, plastic look of a Bose system or the boxy shape of a Geneva sound system, perhaps you’ll find Symbol Audio’s TT1 stereo more to your liking – a desktop stereo solution handcrafted from eco-friendly, reclaimed Brazilian Peroba Rosa wood.

symbol audio tt1 stereo

The TT1 provides rich hi-fidelity sound by incorporating a traditional speaker design – not software tricks – to deliver its audio kick. The design incorporates two, 4″ high full range drivers with titanium cones, set in dampened cabinets, paired with a down firing 5 1/4″ subwoofer to create deep full bass response. The speakers are driven with a highly efficient and compact 2.1 class D amplifier set discreetly into the back of the cabinet where you’ll also find the unit’s volume and subwoofer controls and a 3.5mm stereo “Mini-Jack” for audio input options, ranging from analog to digital.

For streaming audio you can connect a wireless router like Apple’s Airport Express to enable the TT1 to play directly from your phone, iPod, iPad or computer. Multiple units in different rooms can be linked wirelessly to play together or separately. Designed by Blake Tovin and Matt Richmond.

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Monday, January 7, 2013

Advantages of Buying Recycled Printer Cartridges

People nowadays are more aware of the environmental problems that the whole world is facing. Companies and consumers alike are choosing eco-friendly options for their households and offices. Opting for recycled products is not a complicated thing to do and more often than not, is the more affordable option. The internet has made purchasing recycled items even easier – you can now buy recycled printer cartridges, paper, fabrics and more online.

recycle symbolBuying recycled printer cartridges has many advantages. First of all, it can help consumers save up to 30% off the price of a brand new ink or toner cartridge. If you’re concerned about the quality of the ink in a recycled cartridge, you need not be; when purchasing from a trusted retailer, these are carefully inspected, cleaned and filled with quality ink – basically like refilling a pen.

Aside from the economic advantage of buying a recycled printer cartridge, it also plays a huge role in reducing landfill waste. Next time you considering buying a new ink or toner cartridge, consider this: Annually, approximately 500 million cartridges are thrown away; and each cartridge can take up to 450 years to decompose. Currently the majority of cartridges used every year are thrown away, and the plastic materials which they are produced from are harmful to the environment. Every time you refill your cartridge or buy a recycled one, you are decreasing the numbers which end up in landfill every year.

As mentioned above, this process is as easy as buying a brand new cartridge. Many ink and toner retailers now offer a refill service and/or sell recycled cartridges. Some even offer a post service where you can send in your empty printer cartridge and they will fill it up and post it back to you. There are various organizations which you can send your cartridges to for recycling, to be refilled or to purchase a recycled one. You can drop them at their offices and many companies and organisations have public collection boxes as well, with some even doing collections from your home or office to further encourage companies and consumers to recycle their printer cartridges. Large ink and toner retailers such as Epsom, HP and Lexmark all have information on their websites on how to refill and recycle your cartridges. Organizations such as and Cartridge World will help you set up a recycling program for your company, local community or school.

Now that you know the advantages of buying recycled printer cartridges, where to purchase them and where to recycle your old ones, there’s really no excuse to throw yours away or to keep buying new ones!

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