Kent Maxx 7-Litre UV Water Purifier Review

Water is one thing we cannot do without on this earth. Water keeps us going and provides some very essential minerals to the body. Water pollution is a very serious problem facing the world today. Many people in different parts of the world do not have access to safe drinking water. The pollutants in their water sources are responsible for many diseases and illnesses affecting people today.

Thankfully, advancements in technology have made it possible for water for contaminated water to be purified and made fit for drinking. We have several purification methods being used in water purifiers, you can read about about RO water purifiers in India at . The most common purification method employed in water purifiers is the reverse osmosis and ultraviolet purification technique. The Kent Maxx 7-Litre water purifier meets all the standards to deliver safe drinking water for your consumption. This purifier utilizes the Ultraviolet and Ultrafiltration to deliver purified water. The ultraviolet bulbs are capable of killing about 99% of bacteria in water; this can only kill but cannot remove the dead bodies of the bacteria. This is where the ultrafiltration filters come in, they remove the dead bacteria from the water, giving you purified water.

Notable Features of Kent Maxx 7-Litre Water Purifier

UV+UF Filtration technology

The ultraviolet lamp in this purifier emits UV rays which kills harmful bacteria with ease while the ultrafiltration membrane filters out the dead bacteria, viruses and other contaminants from the water.

Design and Construction

This purifier is made from ABS food grade plastic which ensures that the purified water is free from harmful chemicals. The 7-litre storage tank is fully transparent and is detachable which makes it easy to clean. This purifier can be wall-mounted or used as a countertop purifier.

Automatic shut off Feature

The Kent Maxx purifier uses two filtration techniques; the UV lamp and UF membrane with varying life span. When any of these components expires or loses its usefulness, an alarm notifies you of this and shuts off power to the purifier so as to enable you change the defected component. This will go a long way in ensuring you and your families do not consume contaminated water.

Voltage Stabilizer

Power situations in some parts of the world are unstable; such fluctuations can damage electrical appliances. This purifier comes equipped with SMPS (switch mode power supply), this feature stabilizes the voltage that comes to the unit to avoid any electrical damage that may arise as a result of voltage fluctuations.

Membrane Protection

The ultrafiltration membrane in this purifier is highly protected from exterior damage with the spin-welding housing. This protects the membrane from external influences and extends its life span.

Built-in voltage stabilizer

The power conditions in India are quite well known and keeping this in mind, the innovative engineering team of Kent has rightly incorporated SMPS (switch mode power supply) to stabilize any disturbance in the power supply.

Types of Cordless Impact Driver Batteries

Cordless impact drivers utilize rechargeable batteries to power the tool. These batteries are made from different materials which make up the different types of rechargeable batteries available for best cordless impact wrench drivers.

There are 3 common types of batteries found in cordless impact drivers

  • Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)
  • Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH)
  • Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)

Nickel Cadmium Batteries

It is said that the first batteries used in cordless impact drivers were made from Nickel Cadmium. Over the years, advancements in battery technology have made this type of batteries used less often.


  • They cost less than Li-Ion and NiMH batteries.
  • They perform well in cold temperatures so they can be used in cold weather.
  • If NiCd batteries are well taken care of, they last longer than Li-Ion and NiMH batteries.


  • They suffer from memory effect.
  • Cadmium is a very toxic material so disposing of these batteries requires special care and professional assistance.
  • They weigh more than other batteries of the same voltage. They can add significant weight to the cordless impact driver.

Nickel-metal hydride (NiMH)

After the NiCd batteries came the Nickel-metal hydride batteries. Manufacturers claim that the NiMH batteries have a larger capacity and longer service life than the other batteries.


  • These batteries are the most environmental friendly batteries available. They contain only mild toxins making them safe for the environment.
  • NiMH batteries weigh less than Nickel Cadmium batteries of the same voltage.


  • These batteries do not work well in cold temperatures. If you might use your tool in cold weather, avoid NiMH batteries because they perform worse than Li-Ion and NiCd in cold weather.
  • They have the shortest run time when compared to the other batteries.
  • They cost more than NiCd batteries.

Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)

Say hello to the newest technology in battery evolution. They are made from Lithium, which is a very light metal. No wonder most rechargeable batteries in the world today are Lithium-ion.


  • Lithium-ion batteries are environmental friendly.
  • They do not suffer from memory effect like Nickel Cadmium batteries.
  • They perform well in cold temperatures so they can be used in cold weather without fear of electrocution or mishap.
  • When comparing the weight of NiCd, NiMH and Li-Ion batteries of the same voltage, Li-Ion batteries weigh the least; the preferred for a handheld tool.


  • Compared to NiCd and NiMH batteries of the same voltage, Li-Ion batteries have the shortest battery life.
  • When explode to high temperatures, Lithium-ion batteries might explode and cause an accident.
  • They cost more than NiCd and NiMH batteries.

How to Choose the Right Nursing Shoe for Women

Buying the wrong nursing shoes can cause severe pain, injuries and discomfort for a nurse whose job is already stressful as it is. Nursing shoes come in different styles and designs which makes it hard to make a buying decision.

As a nurse, there are things you should look out for in a good pair of nursing shoes. Factors to consider include weight and comfort, slip resistance, design and support.

If your current nursing shoes are not functional enough and cause you pain, it may be because you neglected these factors when purchasing them.

Best nursing shoes that is chunky and heavy will likely slow you down and affect your performance at work. A nurse spends so much time at the hospital and her work is not an easy one so comfort is of the essence for nurses.

A good nursing shoe should also provide adequate support and stability to minimize the risk of back, foot, leg and even knee pains. Support and stability features in a nursing shoe can ultimately increase the comfort levels of the shoe.

Features that enhance support and stability include heel height, construction design, construction material and shape. Supportive shoes save you from experiencing back pain in the long run so do not neglect this feature.

It is common for liquid to come in contact with the ground in hospital environment. A shoe with good slip resistant soles will prevent accidents which will ultimately protect you from injuries.

Nursing shoes come in a variety of shapes and designs, each providing its level of comfort and support. The most commonly used shoes in the nursing community are clogs, crocs, tennis and running shoes. A rule of thumb will be to ask your fellow coworkers about the comfort of the shoes they are wearing so as to get an idea of the type of shoe to look out for. Note that not all foot are the same, what works for a coworker may not work for you. Seeking professional advice is a good idea whether you have a health condition or not. Gait analysis will determine the type of foot you have, which will ultimately determine the best type of shoe for you.

Most healthcare facilities have special requirements for their nurses. Be sure to check these requirements before buying your nursing shoes so you don’t end up buying a pair that your employer will turn down.

NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams for the Nintendo Wii: Video Game Review

The first time I got a glimpse of Nights in a recent Nintendo Power magazine I was enthralled. I wanted it, not because the game play looked stunning, but because it was the first game that appealed to me, and it included online play.
Oh yeah, something I have been waiting for. Nights, would in fact be my first Wii game that included online play. I wondered how the game would execute the online play. According to Nintendo Power, I would be able to create my own world and have other Night players visit. Wow! This sounded just about as cool as Animal Crossing.

Honestly, I was never a Night fan. I never knew a thing about the game, and this Wii title would be my first taste of what this game had to offer.

I plopped the disc into my Wii, and let the game rip. I was greeted with amazing and stunning graphics that I was not expecting from the Wii. Nights by far has the best graphics and visuals I have seen in a Wii game yet.

After the gorgeous visuals I was then taken to a bedroom. Spit screen. On one side of the screen a boy named Will laid in bed, and on the other screen a girl named Helen. I got to choose which child I wanted to use during game play.

Do I want to enter Will’s dream, or Helen’s dream?

I choose the girl. So I will refer to my review using her name although if you choose the boy character, you would be using Will instead.

After choosing to play using Helen, I was taken to another cut scene which involved Helen ditching her moms music lesson to go hang out with friends. Another cut scene later, and I am taken to Nightopia.

This is where you meet Nights (a purple jester looking character), and the game begins. Your purpose in Nights is to defeat the bad dudes who stole your Ideya (pieces from your heart that all represent something different. Red Ideya is for courage, white for strength, and so on). Like all games, their always has to be bad dudes.

After meeting Nights Helen and the purple flying jester intertwine and you are able to fly. Throughout the game you will use Nights and Helen, as they tend to separate often. Helen without Nights does not have the ability to fly. Using her in game play is still fun though.

What’s Not So Hot:

-What sucked about the game though was that some boards were very fast paced, and with Nights zipping through the air at rocket speeds, unlike stella game review it’s hard to take in all of the visual beauty that the worlds have to offer.

-The controls take some getting used to, and in some missions in the game you become confused about how to destroy an enemy. The first boss for instance is a swimming metal piranha fish. In order to kill him you have to preform circular flight motions. Its odd and weird, but with practice you sort of ‘get’ it.

-If you fail a mission you have to start all over again. You do not get to begin where you left off, you start the entire thing again.

-You cannot communicate in text with other wifi players. You are able to communicate using the minimal amount of pictures and logos that come in the game. SUCKS!

-Although this is an adventure game, Nights in ways feels like a party game, and reminds me a lot of the first release of Rayman on the Wii. Where you enter doors, complete mini missions, and move on to anther mini mission. In Nights though the missions are a bit longer, but the game play still feels like Raymans set up, where you enter doors and complete missions behind each door.

-I also cannot stand that I am pushed back to the main gates after every passed mission. The cut scene in between is long, and gets annoying after awhile. Especially when you feel like you are watching TV more than you are actually playing.

My Dream:

This is the main reason I wanted Nights. I wanted online play, and this is where it all happens. After reading pre-reviews on Nights, I assumed that I would be able to create my world from scratch and make it the way I wanted. It’s a lot harder to create this world of dreams though when you are limited with only the items/creatures you are able to capture.

Although I wasn’t fond of the My Dream area in the game right away. It does get better, because you can trade things with other players. However most players as of now, are limited to the same stupid crap you have already caught. Other players also are in no rush to give you something they managed to get.

The My Dream area is where you can invite other players in to view your captured creatures. You can also exchange items. Overall though, I’m not too thrilled with the online play.

What is probably the neatest feature is that Nights links with your weather channel and will display the weather you are experiencing in real life, in the game. So if it’s snowing, it will be snowing in Nights as well.

We have had nothing but decent mild weather since I got the game though, so I will have to wait and see how well it works when snow is in our forecast.

What Rocks?

-The My Dream aspect of the game has some potential. It’s definitely fun if it is the first time playing your wii on wifi.

-Flying with Nights is really fun. Although the controls are a bit confusing at first, it gets easy, and when you get the grasp of flight it’s really a fun was to play a game.

-You can battle up to 4 other players in 2 player mode.

-You are graded in each mission from D (barely passing) to an A (great job). If you finish a mission well you get a good grade; not so well, bad grade. It’s fun being able to go back to a mission where you got a D, and to try and improve your scoring/grade.

-As I already mentioned, the graphics and music in Nights is spectacular. Cut scenes may be a bit too long for my liking, but they are all very beautiful, and come packed with gorgeously orchestrated music.

-After beating a boss stage Nights is given a new mask. These masks allow him to transform into something other than himself. You will transform into a dolphin when you enter water, and a rocket when you hit the C pad. Other masks are rewarded with each boss you defeat. The masks are cool, and gives the game a new feel.


For me, Nights is worth a buy. Although it has it’s flaws, it also has some really funny and beautiful missions to complete. The music is fantastic, and the game play is fun. If they would of worked on the wifi a bit more, I probably would of been 100% satisfied in the game. As of now, wii game developers that include wifi seem to be dicking around with online ability, and not fully giving players what they want.

I’d give Nights a 7 out of 10. I’m sure Nights 2 for the Wii will fix up the loose ends.