Sunday, September 13, 2009

Scratch-proof your expensive electronic devices

ScratchGard launches revolutionary range of screen protectors that keep your phones, cameras and MP3 players looking like new

September 2009. You have just spent a fortune on your new mobile phone, camera or MP3 player. Now, ScratchGard has launched an innovative range of screen protection films that will keep your expensive gadgets looking like new, for years to come. What’s more, ScratchGard will also protect your device’s screen from harmful UV Rays, further extending it’s life. Usable on a wide range of electronic devices, including mobile phones, digital cameras, video cameras, iPods and other MP3 players, PDAs, as well as PSPs and gaming devices, these unique screen-protection films come as ‘exact-fits’, custom-designed for the screens of each of your devices as well as their model variants. Very reasonably priced within a range of Rs. 75/- to Rs. 350/-, ScratchGard’s screen-protection films serve as absolute value-for-money, particularly for your high-end electronic devices. ScratchGard is available at over 1000 mobile phone retail outlets across Delhi. You can also securely purchase ScratchGard, online, at

ScratchGard is virtually invisible when installed. It has even been tested in hot, cold and humid conditions with equally great results. ScratchGard’s 99% UV resistant screen-protection films use a unique adhesion technology that can be repeatedly removed, washed and reapplied without leaving any marks on the original screen.

Each ScratchGard package includes the ScratchGard screen protector, a Micro Fibre cleaning cloth and instructions on how to apply the screen protector.

ScratchGard comes custom-designed for practically the entire range of mobile phones available in India including those offered by Nokia, Sony Ericsson, O2, Samsung, LG, Panasonic and Motorola. The digital camera range includes those for Sony, Canon, HP, Kodak, Nikon, Olympus as well as Panasonic. The range for video cameras includes those offered by Sony, Canon, Panasonic and HP. MP3 devices include Apple’s IPod as well as Sony’s range of MP3 players. The wide range of PDAs and Smart Phones that ScratchGard scratch-proofs, include those of Blackberry, O2, Palm, Krome Spy, Sony Ericsson, Nokia, Casio, HP and Imate. Both Game Boy and Sony Play Station are covered in the PSPs and gaming devices category.

About ScratchGard Overseas Private Limited

ScratchGard Overseas Private Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of ScratchGard UK Ltd. ScratchGard Screen Protector kits represent the leading quality of screen protectors available globally that are designed and manufactured using propriety technology, laser cut process and design innovation by a dedicated team of specialists.

The company has operations in the UK and India for distribution in Europe, Asia, UAE and American markets.


For product samples; more scratch-less information on this revolutionary product, as well as to speak to the visionaries who have brought in this revolution to India, feel free to get in touch with:

Vikram Malik,
Accord PR,
Stuart Broad

Son of legendary English cricketer, Chris Broad, right-arm fast bowler Stuart Broad has had one too many forgettable experiences during his T20 career. The biggest of them would of course be the day Yuvraj Singh of India smashed six sixes in one over of his, in the last edition of the T20 World Cup, in South Africa. On another occasion, Broad was in the thick of things in the recent T20 match against the Netherlands, which England lost most unexpectedly. With the Dutchmen requiring 2 runs off the last ball, even after managing to capture the ball hit at him, Broady failed to hit the stumps and the batsmen scampered to a victory on which bookies had put odds of 500-1! These unremarkable happenstances aside, Broad has had a reasonably successful stance in the national English cricket team, in both ODIs and test matches, where he has performed not just as an effective fast bowler, but also as a quality batsman. It remains to be seen if his T20 prospects will brighten any further, in case domestic teams such as those of the IPL take him on board.
Ravi Bopara

Puppy Ravi Bopara or “Paapey” as he may better be referred to, considering that he is of Indian Sikh origin, has reposed the faith placed in him by the English selectors, very well. Apart from displaying his batting prowess, with some glorious innings right at the start of his international career, Bopara has come good as a medium pace bowler as well. With three test centuries to his credit, in only six appearances in the national test team, Bopara has made an indelible impression for himself as a quality test batsman, inside out. In the T20 format too, Bopara has displayed pugnacious tenacity. Although he has played only 5 matches for the English T20 side till date, he shone in the recently concluded IPL tournament held in South Africa, as a member of the Kings XI Punjab squad, fully justifying his USD 450,000 price tag. In the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore held at Kingsmead, Durban, on April 24, 2009, Bopara singlehandedly led his team from a difficult position to that of victory, with a swashbuckling 84, off just 59 deliveries. His efforts rightfully earned him the Man of the Match award. Bopara is continuing from where he left, in the T20 World Cup, with a well made 46 off just 34 balls in the inaugural match against Holland. Looks like Bopara has a glorious T20 career ahead of him!
Golden Tips for Buying the Perfect French door curtains for Yourself

French doors have this wonderful aspect about themselves of adding aesthetic beauty to your office or home or wherever else you decide to have them put up. But at the same time, French doors end up allowing significant amount of light to enter into the house – sometimes more than as much as you may wish to. That is where French door curtains come truly very handy.

French door curtains not only control the amount of light that comes inside through the French doors, they actually in turn add immense aesthetic appeal and beauty to your property as well. Having said that, there are various factors that you should keep in mind while purchasing French door curtains for yourself. Otherwise, you might just end up making a wrong and fruitless investment. The tips enlisted below will guide you immensely while making your acquisition.

Before we even get into these factors or tips, be aware that French door curtains are themselves of various kinds. Some of these varieties include solid color fabric panel doors, white sheer fabric door panels, soft stripe leno panel doors and unique sheer fabric door panels. You even have special themed curtains which are generally meant for a particular occasion. Last but not the least; you have French door curtains meant for specific parts of your premises, for instance the kitchen or the bathroom. Before you make your purchase, please do keep this fact in mind. The schematic designs that you choose should complement the design of your French doors as well as the blueprint of the room and premises where you intend to have them. That is where the overall appeal of your premises will truly come forth.

The first and probably the most crucial tip is to have your own French doors known to you very well, in terms of their dimensions – both their exact vertical length as well as horizontal width. This way, you will get just the right dimension of French door curtains, lest you get an inappropriate size, and the investment goes waste. Additionally, knowing the dimensions, you can pick up just the right pattern you want, as per your taste and preference.

The second important aspect to keep in mind is the overall getup and décor of your room. Remember that the French doors and French door curtains must gel well and blend in, with the overall décor of your room. This includes the existing furniture as well as the upholstery that has been used. Keep in mind the fact that French door curtains are almost always white in color so that they reflect heat while allowing light to enter the premises. So make sure that the colors and overall look and feel of your house is such that these curtains would easily blend in.

The key word above is blend in – not necessarily match. There have been many customers of French door curtains who end up doing their entire place in white, just to match with their French door curtains. Remember, that color balance is about blending in or gelling well, and not necessarily matching completely. Therefore, as long as the color combination that you choose blends in and gels well with the décor of your room, it should be fine.

One other very important aspect to consider while getting your French door curtains is their fabric. Ideally, while making your choice, consider practicality as your guiding light, as you do not want fabric that would be expensive to wash as well as cumbersome to take off or put back on. Therefore, choose a fabric that can be easily washed at home. Fabrics that compulsorily require to be dry cleaned would not only prove to be expensive, they will also take up that much extra time of yours, in terms of trips to the dry cleaners.

A very important tip that I can offer you on French door curtains, pertains to their purchase. While buying them online could save you a great deal of time, effort and money, remember that without an actual touch and feel, you might just end up buying something inappropriate or simply unsuitable for the place you intend to have them. So, if you have the option, and a suitable store lies within your reach, consider making a physical trip at least one, to be sure of exactly what you are getting. Having said that, there are online stores that actually send samples of their fabric, before you actually buy the same. If buying offline simply does not seem possible, at least request to have a sample fabric sent across to you. Lastly, irrespective of whether you purchase online or offline, make sure that the retailer offers you a money back guarantee.

As far as styling of French door curtains goes, consider tying them from the middle. This will give them an hourglass shape, which will in turn make them look both contemporary as well as stylish. Additionally, also consider having your French doors installed in your inner rooms. This will surely give a perfect and complete French look to your property. With this, if you can combine real or even replica wrought iron curtain rods and put them together with the curtains, you can very well say Au Revoir to any other look that you may have contemplated and Bienvenue to the perfect French look!

At the same time, if you are looking forward to an extremely elegant and stylish look for your room, consider sheer French door curtains. These, when put together with smaller and thinner curtain rods, certainly make your premises look extremely stylish, contemporary and elegant, giving it an edge of finesse which you would certainly be very proud of.

Summing up, you can clearly see that French door curtains make a world of difference to your premises. Simply keep the above mentioned golden tips in mind while making your French door curtains acquisition, and you will be assured of a truly blissful and magical experience, all the way!
French door blinds – the magical remedy to home privacy and light screening

French doors are one of the most beautiful and aesthetic kind of doors that one can use to beautify a house. For some they might already be a part of their beautiful interiors while for others, this can be an additional feature they can look up on while renovating their house or when moving in to a new one. The best part is that for each different kind, there can be various treatments to give a different look to the same door. Depending on your taste and style you can have many options like French door blinds, shades or curtains. The best ones certainly are the French door blinds. With different shades and styles, these can bring a complete change over for the door itself and for the surroundings at large. French door blinds are not only a good means to beauty but are also very utilitarian by nature.

Before we start with the actual treatment, let us get a sense of what really a French door is (for those who don’t know), the different kinds, their utility and finally what kind of blinds can be used to beautify them.

A French door as defined as “a door that has multiple windows ("lights") set into it for the full length of the door”. For a lay man though, these are doors with a full length (may be assembled or one piece) of glass spread across them. Traditionally, these doors were set to open in the centre but with years of change they now come in various moulds. Today sliding and folding French doors are getting increasingly popular due to more utilitarian purposes.

French doors bear their origin to the 17th century and were used to allow maximum light in to the room (imagine, there was no electricity then!). But today their purpose is more of beautification than anything else. In the past they were used more towards the exterior to enable light in to the building but in the present times, they are used everywhere, right from a bathroom to a patio to a bedroom. So depending on where you intend to put them up, the doors can be different kinds like sliding, hinged, double-door, multi-panel or folding type.

Now some people do question the usage of French doors because of the lack of privacy they offer. But for those who really want to beautify their homes, there is no better way. With a good cover up like French door blinds, one can use them even while having an open look at your beautiful lawn in the front, or the blue sky ahead or to bring a cheerful look to your room and even as an alternate to a wall!

Even as we learn the beauty of French doors we also ought to know how to adorn them further. Some people are wary of putting up curtains on these doors, quite rightly so because what then is the purpose of having a French door if you are going to cover it up. So a more interesting and useful way would be to use blinds. French door blinds are a fashion statement for your home in the present times. They add glamour and a few hundred extra dollars to your asking price for a house if you plan to sell it. These can be of many kinds including micro blinds, mini blinds, vertical blinds, and wooden blinds. But what you need to remember essentially is that with blinds you can control the amount of light coming in and creating the ambience, so a proper assessment must be made in that regard.

Micro blinds seem to be best suited for French doors as their small slant size makes them look attractive. Some may even prefer Mini blinds. While mini blinds are horizontal blinds made with 1" wide aluminum blind slants, Micro blinds are made with ½ " wide aluminum slants. There is another option in the form of Vinyl mini blinds. These are a good practical solution for high-humidity places like a bathroom or a kitchen. While aluminum ones blend well with modern interiors, vinyl blinds may seem a little out of place. So make sure you read the surrounding first before mounting any of these.

Meanwhile Vertical blinds are also a popular option among French door blinds. These essentially are simpler and cheaper choices available to you. These collect less dust and in fact can be cleaned even while left hanging. These are easily available everywhere and in fact you can find one in your neighborhood home-improvement store also. But one major negative with these is that they can be pretty noisy because they have a lot of movement. So take that into consideration while installing these.

Also if you want a classic, royal look you can go for wooden blinds. These can come in many shades and hues depending on the type you select. Most popular come in Basswood while bamboo is also gaining popularity increasingly. While many may go for bamboo blinds owing to their cheap price, yet most will contend that there is nothing as versatile as a bamboo product. Also with growing demand for eco-friendly home products, bamboo takes the top slot. It is closer to nature than any other product available in the same category.

Now before you decide on the kind of French door blinds you want to use, keep some other factors in mind. First of all remember that horizontal blinds need good space when open completely. Choose an appropriate size. If the standard ones don’t suit your purpose, some manufacturers provide you the option of custom made blinds called ‘cut-outs.’ These can take in to consideration the blind size and also space for the door knob.

Also make sure that you have enough mechanisms in place to control the flapping of vertical blinds in case the door is left open. Wood Venetian blinds though can work well in this situation due to their weight. Also if a door knob is causing a problem, go for the low profile head rail and a device that keeps the blinds to remain closer to the door.

Go ahead and set your blind date with French door blinds today!