Category Archive: USB

USB 3.0 SATA CABLE

USB 3.0 cables for SATA notebook disks are now very low cost. They are sold for $5-6 postage paid from China. These cables are designed to connect a bare notebook hard dish to a USB port. Using 2 USB 3.0 SATA cables affords copying from one disk to another while providing a spare.. USB 3.0 …

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WACOM BAMBOO CAPTURE

The Wacom Bamboo Capture CTH470M  is a USB stylus and pad that can be used in place of a mouse. The Capture retails for $99 which is excellent value. Wacom also offers many more sophisticated models aimed at professional users. The Capture however is still very powerful and it can revolutionize the experience of digital …

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MICROSOFT WIRELESS DESKTOP 2000

The Microsoft Wireless Desktop 2000 is one the newer generation packages from Microsoft. Microsoft also has discrete keyboards and mice in addition to the bundles. USB DONGLE The Wireless Desktop 2000 uses a standard USB dongle as the receiver. The dongle can support both keyboard and mouse so there is no need for a second …

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USB SATA ADAPTERS

USB SATA adapters are very low cost. The low cost Taiwanese MOAI MA6116 (2010) uses USB 2.0 and connects to SATA. The MA6116A does all of the functions and only needs a quartz crystal and some basic components. It even has pins for an activity LED. Over in Shenzhen, China this MA6116A sells for 元2.80. Integrated …

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HP PHOTOSMART D7160 PRINTER

The HP Photosmart D7160 printer is a cut sheet and photo paper printer. When this printer was new in 2006 it was selling for about $149. WARNING: The solder used in this product contains lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects and other reproductive harm. Please wash hands after …

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USB STICK ROUNDUP

USB memory disks surfaced late in 2000. IBM sold the first models with a capacity of 8MB. It took several years for prices to fall but in 15 years the price deflator has been brutal. As of 2015, USB sticks are available in 32 GB for under $20. USB sticks adopted USB 2.0 circa 2003 on …

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USB CARDS, HUBS, CONNECTORS & CABLES

USB first became available on personal computers circa 1996 when Intel started shipping the new Pentium MMX 200 processors with the new PCI motherboards. The ATX format motherboards provided 2 USB ports which Intel was hoping to replace other older interfaces with. It did not take long before a vast range of new peripherals came …

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