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January 11, 2013

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB 3.0 – Secure mobile storage at lightning speeds for all your data

By Databazaar Blog

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In these days of ever increasing data storage requirements, the need for fast, reliable and secure storage for your precious data is becoming paramount. The LaCie range of mobile storage units offer lightning fast retrieval speeds in a package that ensures universal connectivity by providing both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces.

The units come in a range of three differing storage capacities – 120 GB SSD, 256 GB SSD or 1 TB HDD – that makes it simple to choose just the package for your needs.

Retrieval speeds are phenomenal, with the USB 3.0 interface allowing interface transfer rates of 5 GB/s and the Thunderbolt interface giving interface transfer rates of up to 10 GB/s. The SSD models give average transfer rates of 385 MB/s while the 1 TB HDD model chips in at 110 MB/s for both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt.

The units are rugged enough to survive a fall from 1.2 meters in a non-operating mode. LaCie does not recommend dropping the unit while it is operational.

Included in the box are Thunderbolt and USB 3.0 cables, a quick installation guide and the unit comes pre-loaded with a software suite that includes LaCie Setup Assistant, LaCie Backup Assistant, LaCie Public-Private AES 256-bit encryption with password protection.

The units are designed to be compatible with computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, MAC OSX 10.5, 10.6, 10.7 and 10.8.

Summary

The LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt USB 3.0 is the ultimate data protection unit, offering universal connectivity and blistering data transfer rates.
MSRP: $199.99 (120 GB SSD), $249.99 (1 TB), $349.99 (256 GB SSD)

Manufacturer

LaCie Products

Specs that matter

Release Date:July, 2011
Notable Features:Compatible with both Windows and MAC operating systems; Both USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt interfaces included; Choice of 120 GB SSD, 256 GB SSD or 1 TB HDD models
Accessories:USB 3.0 Cable (USB 2.0 Compatible), Thunderbolt Cable, Pre-loaded software suite, Quick install guide
Warranty:2 year limited warranty

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December 05, 2012

Tripp Lite 12 Outlet Surge Suppressor – Combined 12 standard power outlets, 2 coax lines and 1 RJ11/RJ45 telephone line for complete home/business theater surge protection

By Databazaar Blog

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With 12 standard power outlets, 2 coax lines and 1 RJ11/RJ45 telephone/modem/Ethernet line all protected by one unit, the Tripp Lite surge suppressor is ideal for that expensive home or business home theater system.

The surge protector gives 3,600 joules of advanced green surge protection for all your audio and video components. You can see and hear the difference in your home theater system with crisper, sharper video and cleaner sound quality. What’s more, the Tripp Lite cuts power to unused peripheral components, reducing so-called ‘phantom’ loads.

The Tripp Lite is unique in having a Netbook switch that allows you to select the wattage, making it fully compatible with PCs, Notebooks and Netbooks.

Each of the 12 power outputs has sliding safety covers with transformer spacing and color coordinated holographic labels. The digital coaxial connectors are gold plated for even more reliability. In addition, the unit has two diagnostic LEDs and four status LEDs to keep you informed. Keyhole slots allow for wall or desktop mounting.

Summary

The Tripp Lite 12 Outlet Surge Suppressor protects up to 12 individual A/V components, 2 coaxial lines and 1 telephone/modem/Ethernet line from dangerous power surges.
MSRP: $91.54

Manufacturer

Tripp Lite

Specs that matter

Notable Features:User selectable wattage; Protects 12 A/V components with 1 device; 2 dual coaxial line connectors; 1 telephone/modem/Ethernet line connector; Automatic power cut to unused outlets to save phantom loads; Integrated keyhole slots for wall or desktop mounting.
Warranty:Lifetime limited warranty. $250,000 connected equipment insurance (USA, Canada and Puerto Rico only)
Supplied with:6-foot coaxial cable, 6-foot network cable

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October 19, 2012

AOC E1649FWU – portable USB powered 16” monitor capable of dual orientation

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The portable AOC 16” USB Monitor is ideal for when you need a second monitor or for making presentations. It doesn’t require a separate power cable and a VGA cable. It uses a single USB cable through which it receives both video signal as well as power. You can easily plug it in to your Windows PC/laptop or Mac. AOC provides drivers for both Windows as well as Mac, downloadable from its website. As the AOC E1649FWU is not HDCP compliant, you can’t watch Blu-Ray movies on it.

This glossy black monitor has a 1366 x 768 resolution, a 500:1 contrast ratio and it can display more than 16 million colors. The LED backlit display makes for bright presentations irrespective of ambient light. There’s a built-in Smart Stand at the back of the monitor that supports dual orientations and can be folded away when not in use. You can use the monitor in portrait or landscape orientation just by turning it around. The hardened glass screen is tough against cracks and damage.

Summary

The portable AOC 16” USB Monitor is perfect for presentations and multi-screen applications.
MSRP: Suggested retail price $139

Manufacturer

AOC
Product Page
AOC 16” USB Monitor

Specs that matter

Notable Features:Plug and Play portable 16” USB monitor; Supports more than 16 million colors; Image size 15.6” (16:9); Contrast Ratio 500:1
Resolution:1366 x 768 @ 60Hz
Standard Interface:USB 2.0
Compatibility:Windows PCs and Laptops, Macs

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September 13, 2012

CLEAR Spot® Voyager – your secure personal Wi-Fi hotspot

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Tiny and portable, the Clear Spot Voyager is your personal hotspot at home or when you are on the move. You get 4G internet at incredibly fast speeds. The company offers an unlimited 4G plan that’s available for $49.99 per month. The unlimited plan not only includes unlimited data but more importantly, there’s no cap on the download speed. Of course, you get to enjoy all this only in Clear’s 4G coverage area.

The device is really small, just 2.6 inches square, and it includes a rechargeable battery that’ll give you continuous use for up to 6 hours on full charge. It comes along with a wall charger and a USB cable. The LEDs on the Voyager indicate battery life, network status as well as whether anyone’s connected to it. You can hook up 8 Wi-Fi enabled devices simultaneously to the Clear Spot Voyager. Installation is simple and you can easily connect your laptop, PC, tablets and other mobile devices using the device’s wireless connection manager. You need to download and install drivers only if your laptop or PC is running on Windows XP.

You can also connect the Voyager directly to your PC/laptop using a USB cable instead of Wi-Fi.

Summary

Tiny and portable, the Clear Spot Voyager is your personal hotspot at home or on the go.
MSRP: $49.99 (one time device cost) + choice of Monthly 4G plans

Manufacturer

ClearWire Corporation
Product Page
Clear Spot Voyager

Specs that matter

Notable Features:Super fast personal Wi-Fi hotspot; 4G Internet connection; Supports up to 8 Wi-Fi devices simultaneously; Unlimited 4G; compatible with mobile devices; Compact form - 2.6 inches square; Includes USB cable, rechargeable batteries and a wall charger; 6 hours continuous use battery life on full charge
Standard Interface:USB, Wi-Fi
Battery Time:6 hours continuous use
Compatibility:Any Wi-Fi compatible device
Range:Up to 100 feet
Warranty:1 year limited warranty

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August 20, 2012

Clickfree Wireless Automatic Backup – easy wireless backup for PCs and Macs

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Besides being really easy to use, the Clickfree Wireless Automatic Backup drive can backup files on PCs and Macs on your wireless network – simultaneously! You’ll only be limited by the amount of space on the drive. While the 500 GB drive would suffice for home users, those with bigger storage needs should consider the 1 TB drive.

The drive comes with a USB 2.0 cable that stows away neatly when not in use. You’ll need this USB cable to plug into each computer that you want to back up. When you plug in this drive for the first time, it installs software on your computer and runs a scan before starting to backup the files. Depending on how many files you’ve got on your computer, this first backup could take some time. Thereafter, the drive will communicate wirelessly with your computer to make incremental backups. The Clickfree software backs up all data files by default.

When you’re done with the initial backup of your computers, you need to plug the drive into a power adapter and then you’re ready for wireless automatic backups. It’s a good idea to plug in the drive to a power adapter that’s close to your router. You’ll get faster backups with a stronger signal.

You can customize the Clickfree software to set up the frequency and schedule times for the automatic backups. Your files will get backed up automatically without your even being aware of it; and you don’t have to worry about cables or networking. In fact, when you connect the drive to your computer for the first time, the Clickfree software automatically picks up all the information about your network so you don’t even have to do any sort of network configuration.

Restoring files from backup is just as easy using the Clickfree software. The software features include automatic backup, organizer, import music and playlists, archival, easy file viewing, restore and password protection.

Summary

The easy-to-use Clickfree Wireless Automatic Backup can backup your PCs and Macs simultaneously and wirelessly.
MSRP: List price $179.99 for 500 GB, $249.99 for 1 TB. Discounts available at retailers/dealers

Manufacturer

Clickfree

Specs that matter

Notable Features:Wireless automatic backup; USB 2.0 interface and a power jack; Clickfree EASY software features backup, restore, file viewing, password protection, file organizer as well as the ability to import music and playlists from iPod, iPad and iPhone; Available in capacities ranging from 500 GB to 1 TB
Standard Interface:USB 2.0, Wireless
OS Compatibility:Window Vista®, Windows®XP, or Windows® 7, Mac OSX 10.5 or later with Intel processor and 100 MB available hard drive space
Warranty:3 years

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June 21, 2012

Motorola Symbol LS4278 Cordless Barcode Scanner – the robust, convenient, productivity booster

By Databazaar Blog

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Motorola’s Symbol LS4278 Cordless Barcode Scanner ensures superior data capture and high productivity in any user environment – be it warehousing, retailing or healthcare. With its multi-line raster scan pattern you don’t need to accurately aim the scanner at the barcode strip. It very accurately reads even small or poorly printed bar codes. This barcode reader is very effective within a 50-feet radius.

Your productivity increases because you don’t need to re-scan. Additionally, because of its superior motion tolerance you don’t need to pause between scans. Since it is cordless you eliminate the hazards of a cable trailing behind you while you move around scanning. The integrated Bluetooth wireless network ensures secure transmission of data between the scanner and your PC (or host machine). The batch mode operation allows for greater flexibility in application design.

The scanner consists of a single circuit board and is ruggedly built to withstand knocks and scrapes at the workplace. Both the scanner and its cradle have industrial charging contacts that can handle over 250,000 insertions. On a fully charged battery, you can manage over 32,000 scans before you need to stop and recharge. You can use up to three scanners with a single cradle. With its wide range of interfaces and plug-and-play deployment, this scanner can be rapidly adapted to any computing environment.

Summary

Motorola’s Symbol LS4278 Cordless Barcode Scanner is easy to deploy and its efficient multi-line raster scan pattern enhances productivity.
MSRP: Online retail price range between $400 and $650

Manufacturer

Motorola

Specs that matter

Notable Features:Cordless barcode scanner; Multi-line rastering scan pattern; Range of up to 50-ft radius; Bluetooth secure wireless data transmission; Rugged build can withstand a 5-foot fall; Support for multiple interfaces; Plug-and-play and universal cable; Batch mode operation; Multi point-to-point; Up to 32,000+ scans on full battery charge
Radio Range:up to 50-feet radius
Standard Interface:IBM 468x/469x, Keyboard wedge, RS-232C (Standard, Nixdorf, ICL, Fujitsu), Synapse, USB (Standard, IBM SurePOS, Macintosh), Laser/Wand
OS Compatibilityn:Plug-and-Play and universal cable adapts to any computing environment
Warranty:3 years from shipment date. Lifetime warranty on the Liquid Polymer Scan Element

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January 03, 2008

Are You a New Year's Optimist or Pessimist?

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Databazaar Deals: Get a 5% Discount on Printer Supplies from Databazaar Beginning Today

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Bill Vaughan once quipped about New Year's Day: "An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."

Hey, no judgments here. Optimist or pessimist, you need printer supplies. If you place an order of $50 or more at Databazaar beginning today you'll receive a 5% discount. Use coupon code NEWYRS08. This offer expires on January 10, 2008.

While the optimists among you are now hootering and hollering, the pessimists are probably grumbling about shipping fees eating that 5% discount. Nope! Shipping is always free at Databazaar regardless of order size. Are you pessimists smiling now (a little)?

Happy New Year from Databazaar!

About Databazaar Deals
Entrepreneur Sid Lance once quipped, "The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket." To hold onto more of your hard-earned cash, look for Databazaar Deals—limited-time discounts on popular printer supplies. Yet another good reason to subscribe to this blog.

December 23, 2007

Thank You From the Bloggom of Our Hearts; Holiday Souvenirs

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Databazaar Deals: Season's Greetings, Housekeeping, Reflections on 2007, and a 5% Discount

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Happy Holidays and best wishes for a healthy and successful 2008!

Over the past two weeks, we took a brief (and hopefully well-deserved) break from the daily grind of blogging, but now we're back. And we have big plans for 2008. But first a few housekeeping notes.

Over the next two weeks, we're going to cover a lot of new printers as we have quite a backlog. We're also going to make sure that every Printer News article in 2007 has functioning links to the corresponding supplies (we often cover these printers before their supplies become widely available). Once we complete this housekeeping, we'll march full speed ahead into 2008.

Reflections on Our First Year and a Very Big Thank You

In January 2007 we launched Databazaar Blog with high hopes but realistic expectations. It takes a while for a publication to take root and build an audience. The ones that succeed that is. Most don't. Because we're an online store and not a media company, you could say the odds were against us.

Fortunately, we beat the odds. We attribute our success this year to five factors:

First, not being a media company helped more than it hurt because we could focus on the content and not worry about selling ads. We're the sole sponsor of the blog.

Second, the content to advertising ratio in Databazaar Blog exceeds that of commercial publications. For example, of the five posts we typically publish every week, four contain content and only one contains advertising (plus we try our best to write entertaining ad copy).

Third, we didn't impose any restrictions on our editorial team. We let them cover the world of printers as they saw fit.

Fourth, we combined traditional publishing with blogging. Most traditional publications have a rigid format with the same columns and features in every issue. By contrast, most blogs have no structure. We have regular features (PrinTips, Printer News, Review Roundup, DoubleSided) and special features (Printer Pundits), but can also cover any topic that comes our way.

Fifth, you! Thank you for reading Databazaar Blog, posting comments, bookmarking it, subscribing via email or RSS feed, voting for it on Digg and StumbleUpon, etc. We're truly appreciative and grateful for your support.

Holiday Souvenirs

One of the best uses of a printer occurs during the holidays when you get together with your family. Snap some digital photos, and then print copies of the best ones on the spot for everyone to take home.

To make sure you don't run out of supplies, order some by December 26th from Databazaar and receive a 5% discount if your order reaches $50 or more. Use coupon code XMSDBZR3. No matter what the size of your order, shipping is free.

About Databazaar Deals
Entrepreneur Sid Lance once quipped, "The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket." To hold onto more of your hard-earned cash, look for Databazaar Deals—limited-time discounts on popular printer supplies. Yet another good reason to subscribe to this blog.

December 05, 2007

Print Your Memories This Holiday Season

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Databazaar Deals: Get 5% Off Orders of $50 or More Today Through December 12, 2007

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Nothing lasts forever except memories. And the holiday season makes for some of the best. So don't forget to snap plenty of photos to capture all the special moments this year.

Of course, you'll probably want to print a few of those memories as well. Beginning today, receive 5% off ink cartridges, photo paper, and other printer supplies in the Databazaar store when your order amounts to $50 or more.

Enter coupon code HLDMMR07 to receive your discount.

This offer expires on December 12, 2007. As always, we offer truly free shipping.

Happy Holidays from all of us on the Databazaar team! Thank you for making our first year of blogging a success!

About Databazaar Deals
Entrepreneur Sid Lance once quipped, "The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket." To hold onto more of your hard-earned cash, look for Databazaar Deals—limited-time discounts on popular printer supplies. Yet another good reason to subscribe to this blog.

November 19, 2007

Skip Black Friday, But Don't Skimp on Black Ink and Other Printer Supplies

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Databazaar Deals: Save 5% on Printer Supplies Through November 21, 2007

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Bloomberg.com reported today that most retailers expect a poor Black Friday this year because of the slowing economy. But don't let that fool you. The stores will still be plenty crowded.

If you want to brave the crowds to pick up a Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker, don't say we didn't warn you. But there's no need to deal with those crowds for your printer supplies.

Instead, mosey on down to your PC (oh wait, you're already there—duh), and shop at Databazaar where you'll save 5% when you spend $50 or more. Use coupon code HRAC2007 when you checkout. This offer expires on Wednesday, November 21, 2007.

As always, we offer truly free shipping on every order. And don't forget that when you purchase HP products, you earn triple American Airlines AAdvantage miles.

About Databazaar Deals
Entrepreneur Sid Lance once quipped, "The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket." To hold onto more of your hard-earned cash, look for Databazaar Deals—limited-time discounts on popular printer supplies. Yet another good reason to subscribe to this blog.

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