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USB Dongle Lockbox from Lucas

Press Release

Lucas Distribution, LLC a worldwide distributor of office equipment and security hardware, announces Dongle Lockbox to secure USB dongle keys.

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) June 09, 2011

Lucas Distribution, LLC, an Atlanta-based worldwide distributor of office products and equipment, recently launched the Dongle Lockbox to keep USB dongle keys secure.

“Dongle keys are used by software developers to protect their software from piracy. Today, virtually all dongle keys are USB type and must be plugged into an available USB port on your PC or Laptop computer to run the software program,” said Sales and Marketing Manager Dave Lucas. “If you misplace your dongle key or if it is stolen, your software is now unusable. At the very least you will have to purchase a new dongle key and worst case you will have to purchase the software again.”

In addition to the cost of replacing software, areas of business that need this software cannot function until the replacement package is received and reinstalled on the computer.

Now there is a solution available to alleviate concerns and mitigate risks – the USB Dongle Lockbox.

The Dongle Lockbox Kit consists of a secure ABS plastic enclosure, 6 foot USB Extender, combination lock with steel locking cable, and Flex Foot & Cable Nut to use as an anchor point.

Dongle Lockboxes are available in 2 styles:

  • Single lockbox – secures 1 dongle key
  • Double lockbox – secures 2 dongle keys

The combination lock is user-changeable and as an added free service, Lucas Distribution will maintain a record of new combinations when USB Dongle Lockboxes are registered with them. If a combination is misplaced or forgotten, Lucas Distribution will provide the registered combination after verifying proper identity.

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Switch Hitter USB Connector

There is a new kid on the block when it comes to USB connectors, it is “The Flipper.”  The concept is so incredibly simply you will laugh when you see it.  The Flipper is a USB connector that will make correct contact with the host USB port regardless of how you insert it.

Granted it is not that hard to figure out which side is up and down…and I will admit [openly] that if you have trouble with that – then you are an idiot.

So if you are having trouble here is a tip:  Seam is the down side, seamless is the up side.

USB side up, side down

So The Flipper will help the idiots who can’t figure heads from tails.

I do say, there was a design flaw in the first place with having an up and down position, it should have been universal and hopefully The Flipper will catch on and thus change USB forever…or at least until USB 3.0 takes over.

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SuperSpeed USB Connectors And Adapters

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is just hitting the market and while we spend our time trying to obtain the 3.0 hard drives and 3.0 flash drives, we might get stuck with trying to make the connection.

USBFever just launched a full line if USB 3.0 adapters to help you with the connection problems you might have.  Most notably would be you trying to extend the cable longer, or flipping from a Type A to a Type B connector.

SuperSpeed USB 3.0 adapter

USBFever includes the following solutions for USB 3.0 adapters and connectors:

USB 3.0 Adapter (A male to B Female)

USB 3.0 Adapter (B male to B Female)

USB 3.0 Adapter (Micro B male to A male)

USB 3.0 Adapter (A Female to Micro B male)

USB 3.0 Adapter (Micro B Male to B male)

All of these adapters support and are certified to opperate the full SuperSpeed USB 3.0 specification.

Source:  Thomas at USBFever!

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USB Transfer Cable For Windows 7

In Feb of 2007 Belkin introduces their USB transfer cable to get from XP to Vista.  Now Belkin has their USB transfer cable to get you from Vista to Windows 7.  From everything we’ve heard and experienced, we expect nothing less than a mad rush for users to get away from Vista and try anything new.

USB transfer cable

The two-ended USB cable plugs into your old Vista or XP computer as well as the new Windows 7 machine. Then you launch the Easy Transfer application shipping with Windows 7 inside “Start | Programs | Accessories | System Tools”. Once there, you can migrate files, users, bookmarks and emails onto your shiny new rig.

Since many programs might not be Windows 7 compatible, Belkin puts together a list of what those programs are with links to any updates available for the software.  Seems to me that database would be a nightmare in itself, but hey, we’ll drink from the water cooler.

The Belkin USB transfer cable from Vista to Windows 7 retails for $39 – but we found it on sale for $22.  Not much to avoid a headache and make life a bit easier, right?

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USB to MIDI Cable From Alesis

The Universal Serial Bus name has expanded it’s connectivity reputation once again with the Alesis USB to MIDI audio cable.  The latest in Alesis’ AudioLink series solves the problem for musicians and their connectivity issues.

Alesis USB to MIDI cable

The MIDI-to-USB cable has traditional male and female MIDI (DIN) connectors on one end and a USB connector on the other. Musicians can use the USB-MIDI Cable to control virtually any MIDI-compliant software using any hardware device with a MIDI output jack, such as a keyboard, drum pad or MPC

The USB-MIDI Cable is class compliant for plug-and-play USB connectivity on

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What Is USB 3.0 Cable Difference

The second half of this year will be exciting for GetUSB.info as USB 3.0 products and devices make it’s way into the retail space.  Today we are going to start off with one of the first products, the USB 3.0 Cable.

usb 3.0 cable

USBFever released their 6 foot USB 3.0 cable for $10.  The cable is USB A male to A male connector.  The cable looks the same as a USB 2.0 cable, so what’s the difference in a USB 3.0 cable?  Read on:

USB 3.0 is also called USB SuperSpeed.  When data is being transmitted under the SuperSpeed dual simplex signaling occurs, meaning…it’s possible two sets of data

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