CES – Las Vegas, NV
This year marks our inaugural attendance at CES. As we continue to grow, we are always on the lookout for potential new products or higher quality cables.
Our first impressions of CES are that it is a huge event and full of sensory overload. CES requires that you wade through booths upon endless booths of different companies and manufacturers pitching their products. While it is easy to be distracted by areas that offer exciting events such as drones flying around, we did our best to stay focused on the cables.
Who’s ready for a YCS Basics drone?
In walking the show floor, we did have a chance to check out some of the latest news on both HDMI and MHL. In particular, we asked about the new HDMI 2.0 and the new MHL 3.0 specification. We will definitely be looking into carrying HDMI 2.0 cables, however, unless you plan on running 4K resolution at 60 FPS you may not need this cable yet. We will also be looking at MHL 3.0 cables this year. The best thing about both of these though is that they are all backward compatible with previous specs so they will continue to work with most current devices.
While we did get to see the new Type C USB connector, perhaps the most abundant type of cable that we saw was the lightning cable for Apple products. There was no shortage of color and style.
We paid attention to make sure the cables were MFi certified and were quality cables. The last photo above was particularly interesting due to the fact that it uses a reversible Type A USB connector. We just started dipping our toes into lightning cables but what kind of lightning cables would you want for you? Cables that have both micro USB and lightning plugs? Lightning cables that are flat? Or how about cables that light up and go fast when your phone is charging and slows down and shuts off when your phone is charged? What about color? Would you want the standard white or would you prefer to have all the colors of the rainbow available to you? Drop us a line and let us know!
It is now Day 3 of our weeklong holiday promotion! Today we celebrate the last day of Hanukkah and the Eve of Christmas. In case you missed them, here is Monday’s deal for a free 6-foot flat micro USB cable and Tuesday’s deal for a free 3-foot AUX audio cable. As always, check back every day for a new free item on our Promotions & Coupons page. You can only add one of each free item per order, but you can add more than one different item per order if they are available.
Today we bring you a 6-foot premium coiled AUX audio cable. This cable will perform the same functions as yesterday’s featured item (3-foot AUX audio cable). However, this cable has metal casings around the male end of the plugs. The 3.5mm or 1/8 inch size is your standard size that will fit most audio devices such as iPods, iPhones, smartphones, MP3 players, GPS devices, etc. Read on »
Our week-long Holiday giveaway continues into Day 2! Did you check out yesterday’s deal? If you missed it, go ahead check out yesterday’s article to see how you can get your hands on a free 6-foot flat micro USB cable. Check back every day for a new free item on our Promotions & Coupons page. You can only add one of each free item per order, but you can add more than one different item per order if they are available.
Today’s free item to add to your order is a black 3-foot audio AUX cable that has two male 3.5mm (or 1/8 inch) connectors on each end. It is typically used to connect a music device such as an MP3 player or smartphone to the auxiliary port on a car (usually just labeled “AUX”). Read on »
To celebrate this holiday season we are having a week-long giveaway to anyone that places an order on our website. Check back every day for a new free item on our Promotions & Coupons page. You can only add one of each free item per order, but you can add more than one different item per order if they are available.
Today we have a blue 6-foot USB 2.0 flat micro USB cable. The cable is easy to coil and because it is flat it is not prone to tangling. So why flat? Personally, I have found flat cables to be quite useful due to their flatness. For example, I have my car USB charger in the center console of my car: Read on »
Memories: a great catalyst for inspiration!
Autumn dew hanging from the rose bush
Chirping birds make rhythmic counterpoints
Unpredictable and perfect
Sun both master and servant in this cool morn
Burning like an Aztec god
Devouring and raising the dead
From unformed ceramic graves
Where worm and root bask in the light of darkness
Bird among the thorns
Hops carelessly…so light that he is never pierced
The eyeless worm is seen
Robins egg blue…he is reincarnated
Sunday evening at Mr Toots, October 19th, 1990. Read on »