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Samsung Solid-State Drives

eiodotcom —  February 15, 2013 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is on Samsung’s new energy-efficient solid-state drives (SSDs).

Samsung Solid-State Drives Overview

The gold standard in speed, capacity, and dependability.

Samsung-SSD

 

Increase energy efficiency while avoiding drive wear and tear

Samsung’s flash-based SSDs help maintain 24 x 7 uptime for mission-critical servers, RAID systems, and network-attached storage. For mobile devices, Samsung SSDs offer small form factor and light weight, together with low power consumption in active and idle modes to lengthen battery life. Because SSDs have no moving parts, they start up instantly and are not subject to the physical wear and tear that can gradually degrade the reliability of traditional hard disk drives.

 

Design advantages of Samsung SSDs include:

 

  • Accelerated read and write operations with outstanding multitasking capabilities
  • Varied interfaces enabling connections to different types of host devices
  • Exceptional durability with high shock and vibration tolerance

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Preview Some of our Products

 

135SAMSUNG MZ-7PD256BW 840 Pro Series 2.5″ 256GB SATA III MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)

 

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category: Computers

supplier: Samsung part #: MZ-7PD256BW

Capacity: 250GB – 350GB
 Interface: SATA III  Form Factor: 2.5″
2.5″256GBSATA III
Model
Brand SAMSUNG
Series 840 Series
Model MZ-7PD256BW
Device Type Internal Solid State Drive (SSD)
Used For Consumer
Expansion / Connectivity
Form Factor
2.5″
Capacity 256GB
Interface Type SATA III
Controller Samsung MDX Controller
Height 7mm
Performance
Max Sequential Read 540 MB/s
Max Sequential Write 520 MB/s
MTBF 1,500,000 hours
Environmental
Power Consumption (Idle) 0.054W
Power Consumption (Active) 0.069W
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Velleman Screwdriver Sets

eiodotcom —  October 26, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is an introduction to some of Velleman’s screwdriver sets.

We sell a wide variety of screwdriver sets that can be useful in a large number of projects.  Whether you need smaller precision screwdrivers for delicate projects or a larger and more robust set, you’re sure to find something that fits your needs in the options below.

VELLEMAN VTSET5 16-PC PRECISION SCREWDRIVER AND TOOL SET

  • swivel-headed cap
  • black oxidized tips for greater durability and accuracy
  • ideal for: TV sets, communication instruments, optical instruments, cameras, computers, VCR’s, telephones, etc.
  • 4 philips: PH#1-1, PH#1-2, PH#0, PH#0-2
  • 3 socket: 0.12″, 0.16″, 0.20″
  • 3 hex: 0.06″, 0.08″, 0.10″
  • 6 flat: 0.04″, 0.06″, 0.08″, 0.09″, 0.12″, 0.15″

VELLEMAN VTSET20 SCREWDRIVER SET 7 pcs 12 BITS

   * bit length adjustable (0.6″ – 3.7″) by sliding it up into or out of the hollow handle

* 6 different blades (12 bits) (L : 4.3″)

  * contents:
o 1 handle (L : 4.3″)
o philips: PH00, PH1
o flat: 0.08″, 0.16″
o ‘star’: T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T15, T20

Velleman VTSET17 10-PC ELECTRONIC SCREWDRIVER SET

  • philips: 1 PH0, 1 PH1
  • flat: 2 0.05″, 4 0.04″, 1 0.06″, 1 0.08″
  • special set for watches, precision applications, etc.
  • ideal for: TV sets, communication instruments, optical instruments, cameras, computers, VCR’s, telephones, etc.

VELLEMAN VTSET15 15-PC SCREWDRIVER TOOL SET

ideal for: TV sets, communication instruments, optical instruments, cameras, computers, VCR’s, telephones, etc.

  • flat: 0.12″x1.6″, 0.08″x1.6″, 0.10″x1.6″, 0.14″x1.6″, 0.16″x1.6″
  • philips: PH#00×1.6″, PH#0x1.6″, PH#1×1.6″, PH#2×1.6″
  • ‘star’: #T6x1.6″, #T8x1.6″, #T9x1.6″, #T10x1.6″, #T15x1.6″, #T20x1.6″
  • size: 4.7″

New Targus Products

eiodotcom —  October 24, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post spotlights some new products we have available from Targus.

Targus TSS077US Black/Gray Accents 14.1″ Slipskin Peel Laptop Case

This new laptop sleeve case from Targus is super lightweight and provides good protection for laptops.  It will fit laptops with any screen size up to 14.1″.

Dimensions:  14″ x 11.25″ x 0.9″

Weight: 0.89 lbs.

Material: Neoprene

Targus TBR006US Black/Gray 15.6″ Zip-Thru Mobile Elite Roller

This new item from Targus is ideal for work or school travel.  It has a separate compartment for the laptop, which allows for easy access when going through security and x-ray screening.  Also, it comes with a lot of extra storage space for bigger items, such as clothing for overnight stays.

 

Dimensions:    16″ x 13″ x 7.09″

Material: Nylon/Polyester

Fits screen sizes up to 15.6″

Weight: 6.27 lbs.

To see a full listing of our Targus products click here.

New Keyboards & Mice

eiodotcom —  October 12, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is a highlight on some of our new computer keyboards and mice.

This week we got several new items that you can accessorize your desktop with.  Whether it be wireless keyboards and mice or if you choose to opt for a more ergonomic setup, we have a variety of products that can fit your needs.

 

 

Kensington K72406US PocketMouse Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1000 dpi Mobile Mouse

 

Compact size for travel convenience

Reliable plug-and-play operation with wired USB connection

Scroll wheel with middle button

 

 

 

 

Targus AMU81USZ Black 3 Buttons 1 x Wheel USB Wired Optical 1000 dpi Mouse

 

USB Optical 3-button mouse

1000 dpi

wired

 

 

 

 

 

Macally Pebble 5 Button USB Laser Mouse

 

4-way scrolling with Tilt Wheel Technology

Selectable laser resolution (400, 800 and 1600 dpi)

Ergonomically designed

 

 

 

 

 

Microsoft B2L-00002 Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 Black 105 Normal Keys USB Wired Ergonomic Keyboard

Spill-resistant design
Don’t worry about liquids near your desktop—this keyboard is designed to withstand accidental spills.

Ultra-thin profile keys
The sleek, notebook-like keys feel comfortable and look great.

Comfort Curve keyboard design
If you prefer a flat keyboard, let this ergonomic design help your hands rest in a more natural position.

Cutting-edge design
Improve your performance as you keep current with the very latest technology Microsoft has to offer.

 

LOGISYS KB209BK Streamline Character-illuminated Blue LED Keyboard Black USB Wired Ergonomic Keyboard

The Streamline Designed Full-sized Blue LED keyboard has the newest Apple style clean-cut square-shaped key design.

Each key was individually positioned with space between keys to make the typing easier and faster.

With the UV illumination technology, the lighting is much brighter and comfortable to your eyes.

The keyboard uses the latest anti-slip rubber-like material for soft touch typing experience.

The PerfectStroke key system distributes typing force evenly across key surfaces, making every keystroke comfortable, fluid and whisper-quiet!

Like all Logisys illuminated keyboards, the keyboard has the longest power cord (7 Feet) in the market.

 

LOGISYS KBMS202BK Black USB Wired Standard Enhanced Keyboard and Mouse Combo

Keyboard features:
Streamline, durable design ideal for new systems and replacement applications.
Low-force key switches provide quiet and positive tactile response.
Adjustable tilt mechanism offers comfortable typing positions

Mouse features:
Reliable USB wired mouse.
3D optical scroll wheel mouse.
Quiet performance with best value.
800dpi resolution to work with various applications.
Over 1million cycle of switch life.
Plug and play

Enermax KM001W Briskie Keyboard & Mouse – Black

  • Number of Keys: 107
  • Pointing Device Type: Mouse
  • Pointing Device Connectivity Technology: Wireless
  • Pointing Device Wireless Technology: RF
  • Movement Detection: Optical
  • Movement Resolution: 1600 dpi
  • Number of Total Buttons: 4
  • Scroller Type: Scroll Wheel
  • Keyboard/Keypad Host Interface: USB
  • Pointing Device Host Interface: USB
  • Keyboard/Keypad Color: Black
  • Pointing Device Color: Black
  • Keyboard/Keypad Height: 0.65″
  • Keyboard/Keypad Width: 17.80″
  • Keyboard/Keypad Depth: 5.24″

Computer Cases 101

eiodotcom —  October 2, 2012 — Leave a comment

Today’s EIO post is an introduction to computer cases and their uses.

 

What Is A Computer Case?

 

 

 

A computer case (also known as a “computer chassis”, “cabinet”, “box”, “enclosure”, “housing”, or simply “case”) is the enclosure that contains most of the components of a computer (usually excluding the display, keyboard and mouse).  Cases are usually constructed from steel (often SECC — Steel, electrogalvanized, cold-rolled, coil) or aluminium. Plastic is sometimes used, and other materials such as wood and even Lego blocks have appeared in home-built cases.

 

Design

 

Computer cases usually include sheet metal enclosures for a power supply unit and drive bays, as well as a rear panel that can accommodate peripheral connectors protruding from the motherboard and expansion slots. Most cases also have a power button or switch, a reset button, and LEDs to indicate power status as well as hard drive and network activity. Some cases include built-in I/O ports (such as USB and headphone ports) on the front of the case. Such a case will also include the wires needed to connect these ports, switches and indicators to the motherboard.

 

Hardware Access

 

Tower cases have either a single side panel which may be removed in order to access the internal components or a large cover that saddles the chassis. Traditionally, most computer cases required computer case screws to hold components and panels in place (i.e. motherboard, PSU, drives, and expansion cards). Recently  there is a trend toward “screwless” cases, in which components are held together with snap-in plastic rails, thumbscrews, and other methods that do not require tools; this facilitates quick assembly and modification of computer hardware.

 

 

Products

 

 

APEVIA X-CRUISER-AL Silver Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

 

ATX Mid Tower
Front Temp, Sound, Fan Speed Gauges
Front 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire, 2 x audio
Model
Brand APEVIA
Model X-CRUISER-AL
Specifications
Type ATX Mid Tower
Color Silver
Case Material Steel
Power Supply No
Power Supply Mounted Top
Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX / Baby AT / Micro ATX
Main Board Size: Fits up to 11″ x 12″
With Side Panel Window Yes
Expansion
External 5.25″ Drive Bays 4
External 3.5″ Drive Bays 2
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays 4
Expansion Slots 7
Front Ports
Front/Top Ports 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x Firewire, 2 x audio
Cooling System
80mm Fans 2 x 80mm fan – front (optional)
1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan – top (included)
1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan – rear (included) upgradable to 120mm fan.
Side Air duct UV Air Duct and Filter on Side Window (Thermally Advantaged Chassis)
Physical Spec
Dimensions(L x W x H) 19.25″ x 7.75″ x 17.00″
Features
Features Modern Sophisticated Stylish Design
Large See-through Side Window
1 x UV Air Duct and Filter on Side Window (Thermally Advantaged Chassis)
1 x Front Fan Gauge w/ Fan Controller (Controls up to 5 fans)
1 x Front Temperature Gauge with Blue Back Lighting
1 x Front Volume Gauge and Volume Controller
Front Panel LED Lights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APEVIA MX-PLEASURE-BK Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case

 

ATX Full Tower
500W Power Supply
Front Panel 2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire
Model
Brand APEVIA
Model MX-PLEASURE-BK
Specifications
Type ATX Full Tower
Color Black
Case Material Steel
Power Supply 500W
Power Supply Mounted Top
Motherboard Compatibility Standard ATX / Baby AT / Micro ATX
With Side Panel Window Yes
Expansion
External 5.25″ Drive Bays 4
External 3.5″ Drive Bays 2
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays 7
Expansion Slots 7
Front Ports
Front Ports 2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire
Cooling System
80mm Fans 1 x 80mm UV blue LED fan – front
1 x 80mm UV blue fan – front
120mm Fans 1 x 120mm UV blue LED fan – side
1 x 120mm UV blue LED fan – rear
Physical Spec
Dimensions(L x W x H) 19.00″ x 8.00″ x 21.25″
Weight 31 lbs.
Features
Features Fully loaded steel durable chassis
Ideal for small business, network server
Lockable side panel and front panel
Fold in/out case feet for case stability
Front temperature display gauge
Front fan speed controller and gauge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sentey SS1-2421 Slim 2421 Slim Flex Case w/Power Supply LCD DISPLAY SECC 0.7mm 2x USB/1x Fan/Micro ATX-ITX

 

SECC 0,7mm / Plastic MicroATX Slim Case
240 W Power Supply
Included LCD Display
Model
Brand Sentey
Series Slim Series
Model SS1-2421
Spec
Type MicroATX Slim Case
Color
Glossy Black
Case Material
SECC 0,7mm / Plastic
With Power Supply
Yes
Power Supply BCP450-OM 250 Watt Constant/450 Watt Peak
Power Supply Mounted
Top
PSU Main Connector 20+4Pin
Motherboard Compatibility
Micro ATX / ITX
With Side Panel Window
No
Expansion
External 5.25″ Drive Bays
1
External 3.5″ Drive Bays
1
Internal 3.5″ Drive Bays
1
Hot-Swap Drive Bays 1 Sliding Bays
Expansion Slots
4 Low Profile
With front LCD display
Yes
Front Ports
Front Ports
USB 2.0 x 2 , Audio & Mic
Cooling System
80mm Fans 1 x 80mm Top Fans
Physical Spec
Dimensions(L x W x H)
15.74″ x 4.09″ x 12.79″
Weight 9.50 lbs.
Features
Features
Included LCD Display

Supports Micro-ATX / ITX

Glossy Black Painting

Slim and compact design

Supports Low Profile Cards

Included Power Supply Sentey BCP450-OM

Today’s EIO post is on educational language software that can help you stay competitive in the expanding globalized workforce.

 

Why Is Language Education Practical And Needed

Increasing globalization has created a large need for people in the workforce who can communicate in multiple languages. The uses of common languages are in areas such as trade, tourism, international relations, technology, media, and science.  Hundreds of languages are available for self-study, from scores of publishers, for a range of costs, using a variety of methods. But here at EIO, we recommend going with computer software.

 

Why You Should Choose PC Software As Your Learning Method

Software can interact with the individual in ways that other learning methods cannot:
1. Software fits into your schedule and is accessible at any time you are in front of your computer.  It allows people to learn at their own pace and doesn’t have the inconvenience of being required to sit in a classroom or attend a lecture.

2. Some software records the learner, analyzes the pronunciation, and gives feedback. Learning from software is like getting individual tutoring from a teacher.  It’s all one-on-one instruction.

Take A Look At Some Of Our Products

 

TOPICS Entertainment Instant Immersion Spanish Levels 1,2 & 3

 

Spanish Levels 1-2 -3Windows/Mac
Model
Brand TOPICS Entertainment
Model 81122
Spec
Name Instant Immersion Spanish Levels 1,2 & 3
Type Learning
Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac OS
Packaging Retail
Feature
Features Spanish Levels 1-2 -3 (v.2) Windows/Mac The Complete Language Learning System – Instant Immersion uses natural image association techniques to help you learn as easily as you learned your first language. With Instant Immersion, you will have more fun, save money and reach your goals faster. Contains 6 Language Learning CD ROMs + 3 Bonus Discs (Interactive DVD, Audio MP3 CD, “Who is Oscar Lake” game.) PC & Mac Compatible Minimum System Requirements: MAC OS X 10.3.9; Win XP/Vista, P4, 500 MHz, 512MB RAM, 1024 X 768 Color Display, Sound Card, CD ROM Drive

 

 

TOPICS Entertainment Instant Immersion English Levels 1-2-3

 

English Levels 1-2 -3
Windows/Mac
Model
Brand TOPICS Entertainment
Model 81124
Spec
Name Instant Immersion English Levels 1-2 -3
Type Learning
Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac OS
Packaging Retail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


TOPICS Entertainment Instant Immersion German Levels 1,2 & 3

 

German Levels 1-2 -3
Windows/Mac
Model
Brand TOPICS Entertainment
Model 81126
Spec
Name Instant Immersion German Levels 1,2 & 3
Type Learning
Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac OS
Packaging Retail

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOPICS Entertainment Instant Immersion Japanese Levels 1,2 & 3

 

Japanese Levels 1-2 -3
Windows/Mac
Model
Brand TOPICS Entertainment
Model 81128
Spec
Name Instant Immersion Japanese Levels 1,2 & 3
Type Learning
Operating Systems Supported Windows & Mac OS
Packaging Retail

With the new release of the iPhone 5 in full swing, we are here to offer all of those who will not be upgrading to the new device a few reasons to be content with your older generation iPhone.  Here are some of our products to consider that are still compatible with your older device’s 30-pin connector. The new iPhone 5 has a new connection port called Lightning, and it’s not compatible with any existing hardware. Sure, you can buy a huge adapter for $29 (!), but this adapter won’t help connect all those accessories with built-in iPhone docks. Plus, the adapter is huge, and will no doubt be an eyesore against the new iPhone 5′s beautiful aesthetic.

And if you just bought a new car with a built-in 30-pin iPhone connector, the large white adapter is certain to detract from the intended seamless iPhone integration.

 

GRIFFIN 9562-NAVIGT Navigate Inline Controller and FM Radio

 

 

Model
Brand Griffin Technology
Series Navigate
Model 9562-NAVIGT
Type Others
iPod Compatibility
Yes
Features
Features
Compact inline remote control and radio for iPhone and iPod

Built-in OLED shows screen info from your iPod

Provides Playlist, EQ, and Shuffle Mode navigation

Play, Stop, Pause, Forward, Backward, and Scan controls that your fingers can locate by touch

FM stereo radio with RDS track info display and 4 station presets

Spec
Color Black
iPod Compatibility
2nd Gen iPod touch Compatible
Yes
1st Gen iPod touch Compatible
Yes
iPod classic Compatible
Yes
iPod video Compatible
Yes
4th Gen iPod nano Compatible
Yes
3rd Gen iPod nano Compatible
Yes
2nd Gen iPod nano Compatible
Yes
iPhone Compatible
Yes
iPhone 3G Compatible
Yes
iPhone 3G S Compatible
Yes

 

 

 

GRIFFIN 9783-TJ3 TuneJuice Charger for iPod / iPhone, Black

 

Model
Brand Griffin Technology
Model 9783-TJ3
Type Charger
iPod Compatibility
Yes
Features
Features
Charges iPhone or any iPod with a dock connector

Uses 4 AAA batteries (included)

Hours more music, video, talk time, web access

iPod Compatibility
2nd Gen iPod touch Compatible
Yes
1st Gen iPod touch Compatible
Yes
iPod classic Compatible
Yes
iPod video Compatible
Yes
5th Gen iPod nano Compatible
Yes
4th Gen iPod nano Compatible
Yes
3rd Gen iPod nano Compatible
Yes
2nd Gen iPod nano Compatible
Yes
1st Gen iPod nano Compatible
Yes
iPod mini Compatible
Yes
iPod Photo Compatible
Yes
iPhone Compatible
Yes
iPhone 3G Compatible
Yes
iPhone 3G S Compatible
Yes
GRIFFIN 10019-SIMPLIFI Simplifi Dock for iPod and iPhone with Card Reader and USB Hub, Aluminum

Model
Brand Griffin Technology
Series Simplifi
Model 10019-SIMPLIFI
Type Dock
iPod Compatibility
Yes
Features
Features
Charge/sync Hub For iPhone And IPod

Reads And Writes The Most Popular Digital Media Cards

2-port Powered USB Hub, Using Included AC Adapter

A Simple, Versatile Way To De-clutter Your Desktop

Spec
Color
White