Archive for May, 2010

Archive for May, 2010

USB To RS-232 (Serial) Adapters Now Back In Stock

Monday, May 24th, 2010

One of the most popular products we sell is the humble little USB to RS232 adapter so its somewhat embarrasing when we run out of stock of them. Unfortunately this was the position we found ourself in during the last couple of weeks but after a period of mild panic and frantic organisation we’ve now flown new stocks of them in.

So if you’re looking for a good quality USB to Serial Adatper then our popular VE229 and AUM-100’s are now both back in stock. These 2 cables and adatpers use the highly regarded FTDI chipset rather than the Prolific Chipset and thats

USB to Serial Adapter

USB to 9 Pin Male Serial Adapter

simply because we know they work and they work with pretty much anything and connected to anything. Our early experiences of the Prolific version were not as positive and whilst they might be cheaper it shows and for our Corporate clients reliability and performance was key and thats why we now only stock these two cables.

Both the VE229 and AUM-100 have been sold by us for around 5 years and they work – simple as that! Yes, we know you can buy cheaper versions that might “look” the same but we know to our cost that its the chipset thats all important.

If you have multiple devices that you need to connect to a single USB port then take a couple of minutes to check out our AUM-120, AUM-140 and AUM-180 USB to RS232 cables – these connect to 2, 4 or 8 RS-232 ports at the same time.

Spend over £30 with us and we’ll ship your order for free but if you can’t find a reason to spend £30 then carriage is only a tiny £1.95

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Jetting Off On Holiday – Take Your Pebble With You

Monday, May 24th, 2010

If you’re one of the lucky ones and you’re travel plans have not been thrown into chaos by the latest round of British Airways strikes then you might consider taking with you a portable charger for your iPod, your mobile phone, balckberry, PSP etc.

The Veho Pebble gives you up to X 4 full charges from its own batter store so you’ll have plenty of usage without the need to hunt down a charge point. These excellent and incredibly handy bits of kit are relatively inexpensive and are an absolute boon to the traveller.

Veho Pebble

Veho Pebble

Even if you’re not an avid user of technology yourself when you’re away from home for work or pleasure the Veho Pebble is brilliant if you’ve got children travelling with you and you need to keep the Nintedno DS topped up or their PSP going – after all its a small price to pay for your sanity!

The Veho Pebble is available from USBNow with free delivery and at only £39.99 its a bargain!

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Phew It’s Hot – Cool Down With A USB Fan

Monday, May 24th, 2010

I don’t know about you but in our office the temperature is rising and rising fast and its about know when you think that maybe it was a good idea to install Air Conditioning when we had the chance! – Hey ho….all a little too late now.

Still an option for us and for our customer is to distribute to the team a little USB fan – these great little products just plug into any spare USB port on your PC and away they go – you don’t need any batteries, you don’t need mains power and you don’t need to add them to the list of things that need PAT testing.  Nope, these cute little USB fans will generate a nice cooling breeze that will certainly help keep you cool and tempers in check. At only £3.45 each they are an absolute steal but if you’re buying them for the office there are packs of 5 USB fans available for only £17.99.

So if you’re feeling a little hot under the collar then either get yourself one of these USB fans or put the web page under the nose of your manager and just point out to them how much happier everyone would be with their own controllable fan!

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