What is the best GPS brand (2011)?

The most popular GPS brands on the market right now are Garmin, TomTom and Magellan.  While Magellan is a good brand and does perform well most of the time, I am going to focus on the top two brands by far, which are Garmin and TomTom.  Looking through many different GPS review sites, you will notice that the top reviewed devices are most always from either Garmin or TomTom.

Garmin

Garmin is by far the highest selling brand, taking up over 50% of the market.  Garmin GPS units are easy to use and have many features available.  Garmin GPS uses NAVTEQ maps, which are more complete and accurate in North America.

TomTom

TomTom units on the other hand a far more customizable than Garmin and because of that, can be slightly more difficult to operate.  TomTom GPS units use Tele Atlas maps, which tend to be more accurate in European countries.

Conclusion

So, in summary, if you are looking for the best, easy to use, and full featured GPS on the market or want the most accurate North America maps, choose a Garmin.  If, on the other hand, you are tech savvy and are looking for a more customizable GPS or want the most accurate European maps, choose a TomTom.

Mount Your TomTom GPS EasyPort Suction Mount to Your Windshield

When you first receive a new EasyPort mount it sometimes requires a few attempts to get it to suction initially.  Please follow our instructions and video below and attempt it a number of times until it mounts.  Because of the nature of the suction mechanism it has to be “broken in” until it properly seals.

  1. Remove the film from the back of the new suction mount.
  2. Unfold the mount and turn it in a counterclockwise motion.
  3. Place both of your thumbs in the middle of the mount and press it against your windshield.
  4. Turn it in a clockwise motion until it sticks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXZw-WjXX_I

You can purchase this TomTom EasyPort Mount from us.

How to Install a Guitar Hero Drum Pedal Replacement Cable

Below are instructions and a video we created on how to install our new replacement cable into a Guitar Hero or Band Hero drum pedal. Works on Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock and Band Hero pedals.

  1. Unscrew all of the screws on the bottom of the pedal to gain access to the pedal cable.
  2. Use a screwdriver or other tool to prop up the bottom cover and keep the pedal open.
  3. Remove the sensor.
  4. Pull the old cable off of the sensor the best you can.
  5. Solder the red wire of the new cable to the exterior steel of the sensor.
  6. Solder the copper wire to the center plate of the sensor.
  7. Once it is soldered, replace the sensor back into the pedal.
  8. You can use hot glue over the solder points to secure it nice and firm to the pedal.
  9. Also, you can glue the wire to the pedal where it exits the pedal to help prevent it from pulling out.
  10. Close the pedal and tighten all the screws.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyVTPZsF6Nw

Click here if you would like to purchase one of our Guitar Hero drum pedal cables (used in this video).

Please feel free to email us at ask@krazeekrazees.com if you have any questions or problems!

Demo PS3 Firmware Ver. 3.60

We are currently working on discovering the unlock code for version 3.60 Demo PS3 units. As soon as we find this code, we will post it here on our blog.

We are currently working on the code, which has 9,999 code possibilities. We have already tried 2,000-2,999; 5,000-5,300; 7,000-7,999; 8,000-8,300. If anyone else has tried a series of numbers, please post them here, so we don’t try the same series of numbers that others have already tried.

UPDATE
We have discovered the code for the ver. 3.60 Demo PS3’s, the code is: 1739

Demo PS3 Unlock Codes

For those of you who have purchased our Demo Playstation 3 or have acquired one from someplace else, you will need to unlock your Demo PS3 in order to have full control of features and change any settings.

To disable your PS3 Demo system, go to the XMB and down to Security Settings. While the Security Settings is highlighted (do not push X yet) press L1+R1+Select+Square all at the same time. It will ask for a 4 digit code. Use the code listed below for the firmware version that you have on your PS3. The first set of numbers is for the firmware number and the last set of 4 digits is the code for disabling.

The codes are as follows:

  • 1.5x – 5202
  • 1.6x – 7568
  • 1.7x – 0506
  • 1.8x – 7712 or 7259
  • 1.9x – 2737
  • 2.01 – 0219
  • 2.10 – 2464
  • 2.20 – 4801
  • 2.30 – 6558
  • 2.41 – 9015
  • 2.42 – 9015
  • 2.50 – 6258
  • 2.60 – 8783
  • 2.70 – 7164
  • 2.80 – 7897
  • 3.00 – 2310
  • 3.01 – 2310
  • 3.10 – 5081
  • 3.15 – 5081
  • 3.21 – 7818
  • 3.30 – 3512
  • 3.40 – 2998
  • 3.41 – 2998
  • 3.50 – 2297
  • 3.55 – 2297
  • 3.56 – 2297
  • 3.60 – 1739

Note: although this disables the demo mode you will have to re-enter this number each time you restart your Playstation if you want to change settings.

Picture of a PS3

If you are interested in purchasing a Demo Mode PS3 from us, follow this link.

Guitar Hero World Tour Drum Cable Installation Video

If you are like one of hundreds of rockers, your Guitar Hero World Tour drum cymbals might have developed a problem and are no longer working. Don’t throw your Guitar Hero away! You can get your drums repaired quickly and easily!

Below is a video that we created to give instructions on how to install the Guitar Hero World Tour Drum Cymbal Cable that we sell.

The cable itself is not hard to install, the largest part of the time required to install it is to open and close the case and remove the screws.

Here is the video, please feel free to email us at ask@krazeekrazees.com if you have any questions or problems!