Wednesday, December 23, 2009

3M MPro130 in April 2010?

We travel far and wide through the rumour mill of new Office Products.  We speculate and have heard through the grapevive that the future release of the 3M M Pro130 will have a few new features.  One being that you will see the addition of a SD memory card slot.  Now you will be able to load your presentation on the SD memory card and carry your new 3M M Pro130 projector all in one device.  Yep, no Laptop or Netbook neccessary. How simple is that!  Additional feature number two for the 3M MPro130, longer battery life, a must for those all day trade shows or the road warrior that is doing multiple sales presentations in a day.  We are not too sure about this last feature, but what if the 3M MPro 130 projector could hook up to your Apple iPhone or Google Android phone.  A phone that can do your presentation also?  What's next?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How to Sell Supplies?


Only your boss or piers can teach you how to sell supplies in the office products industry. But we have found a few relevant books on how to sell supplies.

Customer-Centered Design by Kreta Chandler - This is a perfect reading for the reseller that wants to create customer centric website. Kreta was the project manager for the HP supplies link, and she goes into the details of how customers percieve a webstore should work and the types of information that should be presented so the customer can have a good shopping experience. Retail Price $29.00


How to win the Sale and Keep the Customer by Ann Barr - Here's what you'll discover inside in this book.
  • How to get past the gatekeeper.
  • The Six Steps that must be included in your opening statement.
  • Cold call examples.
  • The five sales-killer phrases never to use.
  • Scripts for your follow-up calls.
  • Plus many more tips & templates.
  • Retail Price $47.50

Monday, December 7, 2009

What do all those letters mean?

Hewlett Packard always puts those funny little letters after a Model number.  But what do they all mean.  Plus there are a few new funny letters that have popped up on some recently announced models.

So we put a cross-reference together of the abbreviations that come after the Hewlett Packard Model Numbers


xm = Duplex, Extra tray, Network and Mailbox
b = Battery
bt = Bluetooth
bm = Book Maker
d = Duplex
dt = Duplex and Extra Tray
dn = Duplex and Network
dtn = Duplex, Extra Tray and Network (Now "x")
× = Duplex, Extra Tray and Network (Formerly dtn)
xh = Duplex, Extra Tray, Network and Hard Disk
xs = Duplex, Extra Tray, Network and Stacker
xsk = Duplex, extra tray, network and stapler/stacker
t = Extra Tray
f = Fax
r = Folder
h = Hard Disk
i = Imaging (Card Slots)
m = Mailbox
n = Network
ps = Postscript
s = Stacker
sk = Stapler and Stacker
tn = Tray and Networking
a = Warranty (for regional use)
wf = Wi­Fi
y = Wildcard (for regional use)
wbt = Wireless & Bluetooth
nw = Wireless Network

Friday, December 4, 2009

Have ever thought of building a website to sell supplies?

Do you have the time to develop a web site and the content for selling imaging supplies? 

Would you be interested in a turnkey website for selling printer supplies with all of these features?

  • Over 4,000 Inkjet and Toner cartridges to sell

  • 800 Private labeled compatible Inkjet and Toner cartridges

  • Over 100 categories assigned to Inkjet and Toner cartridges

  • Correct Meta Tags structured for each part number

  • Full cross reference system for printer supplies

  • Over 3,000 pictures of the products you sell

  • Wholesaler’s part numbers identified for easy ordering to your drop-ship supplier.
  • Easily Divert your order to your Wholesaler of choice for OEM and Compatible cartridges



  • Easily change prices to your margin requirements
  • Special Customer Pricing Levels

  • Items all set-up to be SEO friendly, which can get you noticed by the search engine.

  • plus over 200 more features – see full list of features for website that sells inkjet and toner cartridges

This special offer is limited to the first 5 people who need or are looking for a turnkey web store of printer supplies.


If you are a “tire kicker”, don’t even bother to call, this is for someone that is serious about selling supplies online with their own web store and want to sell supplies online right now. 


So how much to get this turnkey website?   

You have to visit the site for selling printer supplies and see this amazing offer.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What's a SkyDrive?

Microsoft Office 2010 has a couple of new features that can be very useful. New "Save As" functions. The first "Save As", now you can save a file as a PDF file. But the best feature is Microsoft's Cloud computing, which is called SkyDrive.


From Microsoft site:

Well, as file sizes have grown, so have the options for file storage. You can use a USB flash drive to store large files, and take them with you, but flash drives can be lost or damaged just like an old floppy. Luckily, Windows Live SkyDrive solves these problems. It's like a flash drive on the Internet. This storage solution is a lot harder to damage than the flash drive lying around your desk or getting crushed in your bag, and you can't forget it at the office or lose it. Plus, it's free!


When you store your files on SkyDrive, you can access them from virtually anywhere. It's a fast and easy way to work on a file both from home and at work, without transporting it back and forth. You can also sign in to SkyDrive from a friend's computer, or at an Internet café or library, and work with your files.


Imagine taking a trip to your mom's house and being able to show her your favorite photos (up to 25 GB). You can save all the photos she wants on her computer for her, or you can set up a special shared folder just for the two of you to swap future photos in. To access the files, she just needs a Windows Live ID.


With SkyDrive, you can create three different types of folders that can be accessed from the Internet (these folders are stored on a server that is managed by Microsoft):


•Personal folders that can be accessed only by you.


•Shared folders that you can set up to be accessed by the people you want to share your files with.


•Public folders that anyone on the Internet can access.


How perfect, special permissions on who can see what files, work from a different computers, and best yet easily transfer large files with out having to zip and send by email.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Send a Frown or a Smile?

Microsoft has come out with Office 2010, their upgrade of Office 2007.  With interesting new features for the Beta Testers, "Send a Frown" or "Send a Smile"

If you are a basic user of Microsoft Office 2007, you probably won't notice much difference in Office 2010.  We will post our top new features from Microsoft Office 2010

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Brother International Corporation (Canada) Ltd, a leader in small and home-based office machines, today announced the launch of a new series of cost-effective color printers and all-in-ones, geared towards the Small and Medium sized Business market. The two new color printers (HL-3000 Series, Estimated Street Price from $349.99 - $399.99 Canadian) and the three new color all-in-ones (MFC-9000 Series, from Estimated Street Price $499.99 - $599.99 Canadian), bolster Brother's color line.

Check for the new supplies in the Complete Cross Reference for Brother Supplies

Friday, November 13, 2009

Interesting - Imation Earthwise Cartridges



Hey - Bob!  (Inside poke here)

We found these cartridge across the pond.  Looks like Imation is playing in a someone else's sandbox.  When will these cartridge hit the US distribution channel?  Imation Earthwise compatible cartridges are now going after Kyocera, Lexmark, Panasonic & Samsung laser printers.



Imation 24561 Lexmark Compatible T640 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245619
Imation 24562 Lexmark Compatible E330 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245626
Imation 24563 Lexmark Compatible T610 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245633
Imation 24564 Lexmark Compatible T420 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245640
Imation 24565 Lexmark Compatible T520 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245657
Imation 24566 Lexmark Compatible T620 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245664
Imation 24567 Lexmark Compatible T630 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245671
Imation 24568 Lexmark Compatible T430 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245688
Imation 24569 Kyocera Compatible FS1000 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245695
Imation 24570 Kyocera Compatible FS1020D Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245701
Imation 24571 Kyocera Compatible FS1700 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245718
Imation 24572 Kyocera Compatible FS1920 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245725
Imation 24573 Kyocera Compatible FS3800 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245732
Imation 24574 Kyocera Compatible FS3820N Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245749
Imation 24575 Kyocera Compatible FS720 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245756
Imation 24576 Kyocera Compatible FS1030D Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245763
Imation 24577 Kyocera Compatible FS2000D Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245770
Imation 24578 Kyocera Compatible FS3900DN Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245787
Imation 24579 Kyocera Compatible FS6020 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245794
Imation 24580 Panasonic Compatible UF585 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245800
Imation 24581 Samsung Compatible ML1710 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245817
Imation 24582 Samsung Compatible ML2250 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245824
Imation 24583 Samsung Compatible SCX4216F Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245831
Imation 24584 Samsung Compatible ML1610 Toner Cartridge: UPC: 51122245848

Thursday, November 12, 2009

How Fast?


Dell today announced three new commercial workgroup printers to help businesses of all sizes increase productivity and lower their total cost of printing. Printers available today in the United States include the Dell 5130cdn, the world's fastest single function letter-size office color laser printer, the Dell 7130cdn, Dell's first LED color printer with tabloid-size printing capability; and the Dell 3330dn, a single-function monochrome laser printer for high performance black and white printing. 

The Dell 5130cdn can print up to 47 single-sided and up to 37 double-sided letter pages per minute (ppm) in both mono and color (actual print speeds will vary with use), making it the world's fastest letter size single-function office color laser printer. The 5130cdn also premiers ColorbyDell, a total print quality solution that delivers excellent color saturation and image sharpness and outstanding print quality. This is enabled through a combination of a powerful new image enhancement algorithm, advanced toner technology and improvements in print engine design. The Dell 5130cdn is also designed to bring significant energy and cost savings by using a new toner formulation that fuses at a lower temperature, enabling a remarkable Cost Per Page (CPP) of 1.04c for black and white and 7.71c for color print out. With a maximum duty cycle up to 110,000 pages a month, the Dell 5130cdn provides outstanding reliability and is available today in the US from $1,549 including 3 Year Next Business Day.

The Dell 7130cdn is Dell's first LED-based color printer with the ability to print up to tabloid-size, high quality Pantone approved color prints, for accurate color reproduction. With its ability to bring professional quality color printing in-house with low cost and outstanding printing options, the Dell 7130cdn includes a rich feature set, including numerous paper handling options, a powerful processor and robust memory. This allows the printer to print the first page (First Print Out Time) as quickly as 6.5 seconds in both mono and color. The Dell 7130cdn is available today in the US from $2,799.

On the black and white printing front, Dell announced the Dell 3330dn, a single-function black and white performance printer that can print up to 40 letter pages per minute (ppm) (actual print speed will vary with use), with a monthly duty cycle up to 80,000 pages. Built for high performance printing needs, the Dell 3330dn packs work-horse reliability, and has paper drawer and memory expansion options that grow with increasing business demands. The Dell 3330dn is currently available from today in the US from $599 with 1 year Advanced Exchange Service.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dell Inkjet Printers - Oops

Our guess there were problems getting these printers out in the market - only thing you see on the internet about these machines is problems adn techical support issues.

Don't expect these to hit the market anytime soon.

Dell All-in-One P513W

Dell All-in-One P713W
Dell All-in-One V313
Dell All-in-One V313W
Dell All-in-One V515W
Dell All-in-One V715W

See the Dell Support ticket for these machines.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Turnkey Website for Resellers to Sell Printing Supplies

So you want to build a website to sell inkjet cartridges and toner cartridges? 


It might sound easy to build a store for inkjet and printer supplies, but what if you are not a programmer or don’t have one on staff?  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a complete turnkey website for a nominal fee?

Programming might be one of the hardest parts to making a custom website to sell inkjet and toner cartridges, but there are a few other tasks to think of when building a shopping cart for inkjet and toner cartridges.

•    How do you create the content to over 4,000 part numbers?
•    How do you find all of the pictures of the supplies you carry?
•    Have you thought about how to create a cross reference database of Models to their respective supplies?

If you have asked any of these questions, you need to read on!

Do you have the time to create all of the content?  Do you have the time to learn a program? 

Have you been trying to build one, and it has taking you weeks or months and you still haven’t gotten an order?

While you are creating the content and learning a program, are you losing online sales?

Would you like to have a web store that has a complete selection of OEM supplies and Compatible cartridges with pictures?

Would you like to have a shopping cart, where your can send the order to your supplier to drop ship on your behalf?

Will Google find my site for toner and inkjet supplies?

Would you like to have a web store up and running over a weekend?

All of these questions are answered in one solution – email now for more information.


Still have questions - Look at the 200+ features you can get for web store of inkjet and toner supplies.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

New Samsung Laser Printers

Samsung Color Laser Printer CLX-8540ND, must be an upgrade of the CLX-8340ND
Check out the toner supplies in the toner cartridge cross reference.

Also we found these new Samsung Color Laser Printers

CLP-620 ND
CLP-670 N
CLP-670 ND

Quick Specs for the Samsung CLP-620 Color Laser Printer

  • Printer type Color Laser
  • Output type Color
  • Print speed (b&w) 20 ppm
  • Print speed (color) 20 ppm
  • Max resolution (b&w) 9600 x 600 dpi
  • Max resolution (color) 9600 x 600 dpi
  • Port(s) / Connector(s) required (new) USB, Ethernet

 

We have the supplies for both Europe and the US market - Check the compatibility of the toner cartridges with a free trail in our cross reference for printer supplies.
 

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Will Amazon will remove these cartridge from their marketplace?  Or are they going to keep on selling patent infringing cartridge?  Guess as long as Amazon make 15% commission on selling these cartridge and they don't actually sell the cartridge they will still stay.  Amazon just facilitates the transaction in their marketplace.

So do you sell supplies on Amazon?  So many resellers ask me how do you calculate the fees Amazon charges for selling on their market place.  Presto - a free download - An Amazon Fee Calculator

Hewlett Packard New Machines

We found a new sweet source for new Hewlett Packard machines. Here are the new top four Hewlett Packard Printers we found - plus many more in our cross reference for inkjet printers.

Hewlett Packard Deskjet 4500 Series
Deskjet 4580 - CB755B
Deskjet 4583 - CB755C

Hewlett Packard Ink Advantage All In One Machines
AIO K109A - CH367A
AIO K209A - CH368A

Hewlett Packard Deskjet 4200 Series
Deskjet F2410 (CB742A)
Deskjet F2418 (CB742D)
Deskjet F2420 (CB735A)
Deskjet F2423 (CB735C)
Deskjet F2430 (CB743A)
Deskjet F2440 (CB741A)
Deskjet F2476 (CB731A)
Deskjet F2480 (CB730A)
Deskjet F2483 (CB730C)
Deskjet F2488 (CB730D)
Deskjet F2492 (CB733B)
Deskjet F2493 (CB733C)

Hewlett Packard Color Laserjet CP4000 Series
Color Laserjet CP4025n (CC489A)
Color Laserjet CP4525dn (CC494A)
Color Laserjet CP4525n (CC493A)
Color Laserjet CP4525xh (CC495A)

Find the printer supplies for these machines - Try it for Free...

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Amazon Profit Calculator Updated


Amazon has Reduced Referral Fees on Specific Product Groups.

Amazon is reducing the referral fees on specific groups of ASINs for initial 6-month test periods. Amazon is calling this a test..is this competition or marketshare?

The product groups effected with these lower marketplace fees are:

  • Video Game Consoles the marketplace fees are going from 15% down to 8%, effective until Jan, 31, 2010
  • A new category - Wireless Antennas and Boosters the marketplace fees are going from 15% down to 12%, effective until April, 5, 2010

Download the ASIN that get these special promotion discounts.
Video Game Consoles
Wireless Antennas & Boosters

You can get the updated the Amazon Margin & Fee Calculator which reflects these changes.  Download the Amazon Margin Calculator, visit our Cool Tools

Friday, October 30, 2009

Canon - 33 New Products

Ok - here is goes - a long list of new products from Canon:


Canon PowerShot A480
Canon Powershot SX200 IS
Canon Posershot D10
Canon Powershot A2100
Canon Powershot A1100 IS
Canon IXUS 110 IS
Canon IXUS 100
Canon IXUS 95 IS
Canon SELPHY CP780
Canon PhotoDV DC410 Camcorder
Canon PhotoDV DC420 Camcorder
Canon VIXIA FS21 Camcorder
Canon VIXIA FS22 Camcorder
Canon VIXIA FS200 Camcorder
Canon PIXMA MX328 inkjet printer
Canon PIXMA MX338 inkjet printer
Canon PIXMA MX868 inkjet printer
Canon PIXMA Pro 9000 Mark II inkjet printer
Canon PIXMA Pro 9500 Mark II inkjet printer

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Office Depot Earnings

Office Depot reported a net loss of $413 million, or $1.51 a share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 26. In the prior-year period, it reported a loss of $7 million, or 2 cents a share.
Sales were down 17 percent, to $3 billion from $3.65 billion a year ago.
Excluding charges, Boca Raton-based Office Depot (NYSE: ODP) reported a loss of $21 million, or 8 cents a share, compared to a loss of $2 million, or a penny a share, one year ago.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

New Models



We found these new models, which all their respective supplies have been added to the cross reference database -


OKI (OKIDATA) ES 3640 A3
OKI (OKIDATA) ES 3640 PRO
OKI (OKIDATA) ES 3640 PRO MFP
OKI (OKIDATA) ES 4300 DN - (09401251)
OKI (OKIDATA) ES 4300 N - (09401250)
OKI (OKIDATA) MC350 MFP
OKI (OKIDATA) MC360 MFP
XEROX PHASER 6140
XEROX PHASER 8560 SDX

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Free HP Printing Software, Show your true Cost!

Would Hewlett Packard offer this software for free? Doubt it.... Color Laser printing costs exposed with a "Printing Cost Estimator" software program.

Do you know what your actual cost is to print a document?

With this "Per Page Printing" costing software, you will have an idea.

It also comes with some additional features:
  • You can select a specific area of your document to get an estimate of the page coverage.
  • Calculate Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black page Coverage of a PDF file or Postscript file.
  • Perimeter coverage measuring of an area of your screen.
  • Adjustment of user's measuring coverage area of the documents.
  • Adjust to your measuring units, pica, inches, centimeters

Now you can estimate your cost price of the page before you hit Control "P", that's a short cut for the print command.

The Print Coverage program sits in your system tray.
Works with Window 95, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows XP

Download the color toner Per Page Printing Costs Estimator software.


This color toner Coverage software is a unique tool for PrintShops, Print Management Service Providers and the end-users. With this software tool you can calculate cost per page for printing before you print.

This software will help you to estimate price both from paper density, paper format and original color density. So you will be able to optimize pages you print to spend less on color toner cartridges and save money.

Download it now and tell us your thoughts......

Monday, October 26, 2009

Advance with Canon Imagerunners

No pretty pictures on the machines or supplies - just new cross reference information of Canon Supplies.

Imagerunner Advance C5030
Imagerunner Advance C5035
Imagerunner Advance C5051
Imagerunner Advance C5045
Imagerunner Advance C7055
Imagerunner Advance C7065
Imagerunner Advance C9065 Pro
Imagerunner Advance C9075 Pro

New Supplies
NPG-46 Drum & Toner Supplies
NPG-45 Drum & Toner Supplies
NPG-47 Drum & Toner Supplies
NPG-48 Drum & Toner Supplies

Check the cross reference of Canon Supplies

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Top 10 Ways To Save on Office Supplies


Suprisingly the number one expense in office supplies is.....?  We will tell you at the of this post.

Here are some tips you can use to cut costs in purchasing and maintaining office supplies:

Duplex or Double sided printing - where possible print on both sides of the paper. This has the potential to reduce spending on printing paper by a maximum of 50%.

Set printer preference to "low" quality - This helps to reduce the cost in ink or toner for projects that do not require high quality print outs.

Buying in Bulk
- Most office supply stores will offer competitive discounted on buying in large quantities.

Online Documents - Customize your documents to be signed online where possible. This minimizes the use of paper.

Online Collaboration
- Use Google Docs or Windows Live for sharing and editing files instead of printing documents.

Centralize your inventory - Take inventory of all the office supplies you have available right now and transfer them to central locations where they can be easily found. So by ensuring that there are adequate supplies in your central inventory and keep that restocked, there is less reason for members of your staff to hoard.

Learn when to buy
- Office Supply Stores have peak seasons and off seasons. Usually, office supply stores will offer discounts, rebates or sales on supplies during the summer months, so try to stock up on what you need before you have to pay full price. On the other hand, paper suppliers tend to try to raise prices during the early months of the year, and if you use a lot of paper, you may avoid price increases by purchasing a year’s supply in December.

Compare Toners to Toners - Some suppliers will offer inferior goods at a slight discount. Most likely, you will not be satisfied with these goods and they will not reflect well on your business. By shopping multiple sources, you will often be able to find quality goods at the same or lower price than the inferior ones.

Recycle - You can save yourself a lot of money by recycling. Instead of tossing the used ink cartridges, take them to an ink-refilling company.  You can even sell your spent cartridges.

Recycle - You can save additional money by recycling paper. Instead of tossing the junk faxes, re-use the paper for meeting notes.

Compare Office Supplies Prices - We built a free to to compare Office Depot to Office Max prices at one - all for free - 

The number one expense in the business for office supplies is - Paper, then Toner or Ink

So check it out, was is the number one expense in your office for supplies?

Documents Regarding Office Depot Allegations






The documents that are available on the internet regarding David Sherwin allegations and Office Depot.  We actually found the email that David sent to the president of Office Depot.

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Wheels of Justice are in Motion for Nukote & Depot


Not much to see yet - but looks like the wheels of justice are starting to roll. It looks like a little bit of legal activity is going on in Tennessee.  From Justia

Does Nukote have financing lined up to come out of bankruptcy yet? 
_____________________________________________________
Nukote International, Inc. v. Office Depot, Inc.

Plaintiff: Nukote International, Inc.
Defendant: Office Depot, Inc.

Case Number: 3:2009cv00921
Filed: October 2, 2009

Court: Tennessee Middle District Court
Office: Nashville Office [ Court Info ]
County: Davidson
Presiding Judge: District Judge Aleta A. Trauger

Nature of Suit: Bankruptcy - Withdrawal
Cause: 28:0157 Motion for Withdrawal of Reference
Jurisdiction: Federal Question
Jury Demanded By: None

If I had 3 Billions Dollars?


In Cash - Really, would you do this?

Cisco makes recommended cash offer to acquire TANDBERG for $3 billion

Cisco Systems Inc. announced Thursday a definitive agreement for Cisco to launch a recommended voluntary cash offer to acquire TANDBERG.

TANDBERG, based in Oslo, Norway, and New York, is a provider of video communications, including a range of video endpoint and network infrastructure solutions with intercompany and multi-vendor interoperability. With this proposed acquisition, Cisco will expand its collaboration portfolio to offer more solutions to a larger number of customers, further accelerating market adoption globally.

Under the terms of the agreement, Cisco will commence a cash tender offer to purchase all the outstanding shares of TANDBERG for 153.5 Norwegian Kroner per share for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $3.0 billion. This represents an 11.0 percent premium to the previous day closing price of TANDBERG's stock, and a 25.2 percent premium to the three-month volume weighted average closing price for TANDBERG's stock. The proposal was recommended unanimously by TANDBERG's board of directors.

The acquisition is expected to close during the first half of calendar year 2010, though the close date is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory review in the United States and elsewhere. Cisco expects the acquisition to be accretive to Cisco's non-GAAP earnings in fiscal year 2011.

TANDBERG's 1,500 employees globally, with innovation centers in Norway and the United Kingdom, will be important as Cisco's team continues to drive video innovation and growth. Upon completion of the transaction, TANDBERG's CEO Fredrik Halvorsen will lead the new TelePresence Technology Group, reporting to Marthin De Beer, senior vice president of Cisco's Emerging Technologies Group.
"Cisco and TANDBERG have remarkably similar cultures and a shared vision to change the way the world works through collaboration and video communications technologies," said Cisco Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, John Chambers. "Collaboration is a $34 billion market and is growing rapidly -- enabled by networked Web 2.0 technologies. This acquisition showcases Cisco's financial strength and ability to quickly capture key market transitions for growth."

“Cisco and TANDBERG share a vision of changing the way people communicate and collaborate," said TANDBERG Chief Executive Officer, Fredrik Halvorsen. "This transaction is a vote of confidence, not just in TANDBERG but in our technology and our people. The combination of world-class technologies, Cisco's global scale, and exceptional people from both organizations will enable us to accelerate innovation and market adoption."

Cisco's collaboration vision is to enable a sustainable, new level of enterprise productivity, agility and innovation by transforming the way people interact, share knowledge and deliver productive outcomes within and across organizations. TelePresence and high-quality video have redefined how users communicate through high-quality video experiences, and are becoming a larger segment of the broader collaboration market.

So how would you spend 3 BILLIONS DOLLARS IN CASH?

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Smaller and Bigger


Where are my car keys, so I can clip this on to it.  Oh wait, where are my car keys.  


The new Sony MicroVault Click is a simple, elegant design – no cap to lose – and trouble-free plug and play operation. With its huge 32GB capacity on tap, it’s now an easy matter to transfer heavy contents between devices. The colorful line-up offers Hi-Speed USB 2.0 data transfer and storage capacity of 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB. The MicroVault Click range has a bright design, with one color per capacity via an LED indicator light.

Although the PC is the most obvious beneficiary, MicroVault Click can be used to transfer HD video to BRAVIA TVs, or to/from Blu-ray Disc players. Owners of sophisticated DSLR cameras like the Sony a will appreciate the ease and convenience of so much capacity at their fingertips when it comes to managing serious quantities of high resolution still images.

The MicroVault Click can even go beyond the 32GB mark thanks to unique Virtual Expander data compression software pre-loaded onto each unit. This gives people the option of tripling capacity with a simple drag and drop function.

MicroVault Click 32GB is available this month and is covered by a 5 year peace of mind warranty.

Back in Black - Dell Printer




New from Dell, the Dell 3330dn Laser Printer combines reliability, speed and user-friendly design with advanced networking and productivity features for business users in a slick black box.
 
  • Productivity: Network-ready, integrated 2-sided printing
  • Performance: Up to 40 ppm print speed (letter) (actual print speed will vary with use), true 1200x1200dpi (max) print resolution
  • Intuitive Design: Easy to operate and manage
  • Standard Duplexer: Save time and paper with automatic 2-sided printing.
  • Blazing Print Speeds: Reduce waiting time with print speeds of up to 40 pages per minute (letter) (actual print speed will vary with use) and first print-out time as fast as 7 seconds.
  • Sharp, Professional-Quality Prints: Native print resolution of up to 1200dpi x 1200dpi for exceptionally crisp, clear text and graphics.
  • Expandable Capacity: Meet even higher print demand with optional additional memory power, USB font card and 550-sheet paper feeder.

Supplies for the Dell 3330dn - These smell like a Lexmark keyed toner cartridge
  • Dell 3330dn 14,000 Use and Return Toner Cartridge, U903R, 330-5207, Retal $215
  • Dell 3330dn 7,000 Toner Cartridge, P981R, 330-5209, Retail $220
  • Dell 3330dn 7,000 Use and Return Toner Cartridge, U902R, 330-5210, $160
  • Dell 3330dn 14,000 Toner Cartridge, P982R, 330-5206, Retail $300

  • Dell 3330dn 30,000 Drum Unit, DM631, 330-5208, Retail $35 - Huh? Typo?
 

 

 


Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Chalk One Up for Office Depot


Interesting press release about retracting statement about Office Depot that we found on Yahoo.

  • Source: National Office Products Alliance (NOPA)
  • On Monday September 28, 2009, 10:28 am EDT
The National Office Products Alliance (NOPA) is retracting a statement that it issued in a July 21 press release in which it referenced the allegation it made to the California Attorney General of ‘kickbacks’ NOPA claimed were made to U.S. Communities. NOPA acknowledges it has no knowledge of ‘kickbacks’ being paid to U.S. Communities nor does NOPA have knowledge of any investigation of U.S. Communities as an organization. It regrets that its statements may have suggested otherwise.

Accordingly, NOPA has removed the July 21 release from its website, along with testimony of one of its directors in the California legislature on August 19 that also referred to ‘kickbacks.

Our comments:
This has been an interesting run on the Office Depot Stock in the past six months. Buy on bad news and sell on good news.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

It All Starts in China - HP Patent infringement


More patent infringing cartridges have been flowing
into the US. First we hear of the Epson inkjet cartridges, now it's the Hewlett Packard 02 cartridges.  After reading the complaint, we noticed two companies in particular that have come up both lawsuits.  Mipo and Zhuhai Gree Magneto-Electric.  Let's take this one step further, Mipo has been selling the HP cartridges in question on Amazon, eBay and Craigslist.  C'mon Amazon fix your item file for inkjet and toner cartridges, you have way too many brands of compatible cartridges.

HEY AMAZON, A TIP HERE! - you might want to take those Mipo cartridges off of your website.

The Hewlett Packard 02 cartridges in question for the lawsuit are:

C8721W          C8730W
C8731W          C8732W
C8733W          C8734W
C8771W          C8772W
C8773W          C8774W
C8775W          C8719W
Plus all of the multi-packs

From the ITC 337 Law Blog
On September 23, 2009, Hewlett-Packard Co. (“HP”) of Palo Alto, California filed a complaint requesting that the ITC commence an investigation pursuant to section 337.

The complaint alleges that the following proposed respondents (collectively, “Respondents”) unlawfully import into the U.S., sell for importation, and sell within the U.S. after importation certain inkjet ink supplies and components thereof, which allegedly infringe HP’s U.S. Patent Nos. 6,959,985; 7,104,630; 6,089,687; and 6,264,301 (“the asserted patents”):

* Zhuhai Gree Magneto-Electric Co., Ltd. of China
* InkPlusToner.com of Canoga Park, California
* Mipo International Ltd. of Hong Kong
* Mipo America of Miami, Florida
* Shanghai Angel Printer Supplies Co. Ltd. of China
* SmartOne of Hayward, California
* Shenzhen Print Media Co., Ltd. of China
* Comptree of City of Industry, California
* Zhuhai National Resources and; Jingjie Imaging Products Co., Ltd. of China
* Tatrix International of China
* Ourway Image Co., Ltd. of China

According to the complaint, the asserted patents relate to specialized printing fluid containers. In particular, the inventions relate to printing fluid containers that have enhanced alignment and latching features, the ability to hold different volumes of ink, and the ability to electronically communicate with the overall printing system regarding the amount of ink remaining in the container.

HP discloses in the complaint that simultaneously with the filing of its ITC complaint, HP filed a complaint against Respondents in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, alleging infringement of the same four asserted patents.

HP further discloses in the complaint that on August 1, 2006, HP asserted two of the four patents that are asserted in the current complaint against parties other than Respondents, both at the ITC (Inv. No. 337-TA-581), and also in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. The ITC investigation and the district court litigation both settled.

Regarding potential remedy, HP requests that the Commission issue a permanent general exclusion order, or in the alternative, a permanent limited exclusion order. Additionally, HP requests that the Commission issue cease and desist orders directed to all Respondents.

I wonder if they've checked those inkjet cartridges for lead???!!

Xerox Phaser 6140/N Color Laser Printer

Not much to say, but this looks like an upgrade of the Xerox Phaser 6130


Quick Specs of the Xerox Phaser 6140:

Printing Technology
  • Recording System: Tandem electro-photographic system using OPC Drum and direct transfer by the Transport Belt
  • Exposure System: 4 semiconductors laser beam scanning system
  • Transfer System: Four-color finished toner image is transferred onto the paper
  • Fusing System: Thermal fusing system by Free Belt Nip Fusing (FBNF)
  • Resolution / Addressability (dpi)
  • Standard 600 x 600 x 1
  • Enhanced 600 x 600 x 4
  • Print-Quality Mode 600 x 600 x 1bit (Standard)
  • 600 x 600 x 4bit (Enhanced)
  • Printer Life 100,000 pages
  • Maximum Duty Cycle: 40,000 pages/month
  • Warm-Up Time Less than 30 seconds from Power On
  • Operating System Windows 2000/ 2003/2008 Server/ XP/ Vista / Macintosh OS 10.3.9 through 10.5 / Linux Redhat, SuSe

Supplies for the Xerox Phaser 6140
106R01480 - Black Toner Cartridge, 2,500 Page Yield
106R01477 - Cyan Toner Cartridge, 2,000 Page Yield
106R01478 - Magenta Toner Cartridge, 2,000 Page Yield
106R01479 - Yellow Toner Cartridge, 2,000 Page Yield
126K26570 - 110 Volt Fuser
675K69244 - Imaging Unit

Starter capacity cartridges are packaged with the printer when shipped from Xerox. These starter cartridges are not available for order which have a page yield of 1,000 pages at 5% coverage.

There are other supplies for different regions of the world - to see that information, check out this toner cross reference database.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Muratec New Devices


PLANO,Texas (September 17, 2009) — - Muratec America, Inc., manufacturer of multifunction office equipment and business productivity solutions, announces today the availability of three new workgroup multifunction devices, the F-315, MFX-1950 and MFX-3550 Professional Edition. 

Read the entire release at Muratec's website for spec sheets and detailed information of each model.


Supplies are the following:

F-315
TS-300 – Toner Cartridge
DK-2030 – Drum Unit

MFX-1950
TS-2030 – Toner Cartridge
DK-2030 – Drum Unit

MFX-3550
DKT-3550 – Toner/Drum Unit

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Change in Distribution


We saw an interesting letter that was sent out to dealers. 


Dear Valued Customer,


As you know Folex USA was closed down end of May 2005 and the business was taken over by the former President Peter Criddle who established his own company PC Imaging Supplies LLC, also based in Fairfield, N.J.

After over four years of handling the Folex business Peter Criddle has decided to pursue other business interests, but in order to continue the excellent customer service and supply of quality Folex products, Folex and PC Imaging Supplies have worked hard to transfer the business to a new distribution partner:

As of September 18, 2009 the Folex business in USA and Canada will be handled by:

Coastal Business Supplies
St Louis, MO
Phone: 314-447-2100 or 800-562-7760
Fax: 636-537-5501

Also, your existing phone/fax contacts for PC Imaging Supplies are being transferred to Coastal and will still apply.

Coastal has been in business for 20 years and has a long business relationship with Folex. We are convinced that the Folex business will be in very good hands. Please be patient with us during this transition period; PC Imaging and Coastal staffs are working closely together to fulfill your needs. Coastal will contact you directly in the next days to introduce themselves and let you know the relevant contact persons.

To assist in the smooth transition we would ask you to place any new orders to the account of Coastal Business Supplies from now on, however, payment of invoices dated September 14th, 2009 or before should still be made out to PC Imaging Supplies, LLC at the usual address.

On behalf of PC Imaging Supplies and the staff, Peter would like to thank you most sincerely for your support and trust over the last four and a half years.

We hope that you will pay Coastal the same loyalty as you did Folex and PC Imaging over all these years and we are sure that you will not be disappointed.

We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation again and remain.

Robert Meier
Vice President
Folex AG


Peter Criddle
President
PC Imaging Supplies

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Oh Canada, Oh Lexmark!

New Lexmark inkjet printers from out of Canada.

 
These seem to be very familiar with the new Lexmark US #100 IJ Cartridges out of the US. Are they the same or keyed?

 
Here are the Lexmark reorder numbers for the printers in Canada.
PROSPECT SE PRO 208 - (90T6009)
INTUITION SE S508 - (90T5009)
INTERPRET SE S408 - (90T4009)
IMPACT SE S308 - (90T3009)
INTERACT SE S608 - (60S0026)

  
#108 Supplies for the Lexmark Printers:

Thursday, September 10, 2009

And the Battle Continues - Nu-Kote & Office Depot

Nukote International, Inc. filed a lawsuit against Office Depot in Nashville’s U.S. Bankruptcy Court to tune of $217 million stating “egregious fraudulent misrepresentations and breaches of contract” in which Nukote lays the blame of their second Chapter 11 filing in the company’s history squarely on the shoulders of Office Depot.

This past May Nukote and Office Depot severed their 20 year vendor/retailer relationship despite consistent assurances from senior representatives at Office Depot that the relationship with Nukote was secure. The vendor/retailer contract was not due for renewal until July 2010. Nukote had once provided Office Depot with an estimated $85 million in product annually. In the lawsuit Nukote claims Office Depot had not paid them as consistently as they had in the past, then forced Nukote into a bidding war to keep Office Depot’s business. The delay of payments, time and money spent on the bidding war that ultimate resulted in the loss of Office Depot’s business “brought the Debtor (Nukote) to its knees” financially.

Office Depot responded to the filing in a statement which said "Nukote was significantly past due on amounts owed to Office Depot and, in fact, Office Depot still holds a significant receivable balance for Nukote. Indeed, it is not Office Depot that is indebted to Nukote, but it is Nukote that is indebted to Office Depot."

The statement further says that Office Depot did not breach any contracts with Nukote by changing suppliers. Office Depot claims Nukote stopped shipping product and "This interruption in service caused Office Depot to experience low inventory and out-of-stocks, and ultimately required Office Depot to quickly ramp up inventory with alternate suppliers". The response goes on to say "Office Depot intends to vigorously defend against Nukote's allegations and monetary demands. Further, Office Depot fully intends to seek reimbursement for the amounts Nukote owes to Office Depot."

So I say lean back, kick your feet up and watch the battle rage on in what is sure to be a lengthy fist fight in which no winner may ultimately claim victory. At least it makes for juicy office products industry gossip!


This is our opinion of what actually is happened.

Many years ago in a land far, far away Office Depot investigated their viability in the compatible toner and inkjet cartridge business. NuKote proved they were Office Depot's solution to this notion and won the business with set contract-pricing, rebate dollars and co-op dollars. The years go by and Office Depot's employee turn over, increasing pressure to source lower priced product coupled with shrinking margins squeeze Nukote into a no-win situation.

Fast forward to early this year: Office Depot wants their rebate dollars but NuKote doesn't want to pay because they've discounted their product so far below contract prices it makes them ineligible for rebate dollars (unless they give it away for free). Office Depot says "No...!" we want our rebate dollars or we'll take the money from our payables to you. Now Nukote is being short paid on outstanding invoices. Subsequentially Nukote starts to see the writing on the wall with their bank and the serious decline in A/R from Office Depot. Pushed to the brink, Nukote files for protection in bankruptcy court. And inside bankruptcy, Nukote files claim against Office Depot for $217 million in damages putting the blame for their second Chapter 11 filing in the history of the company squarely on the shoulders of Office Depot.

Heavens, how'd we get here! Pause and take a breath! Imagine if the top dogs of both companies sat down face to face, human being to human being and talked it out. Could things have been salvaged? Would both companies have to be in such horrendous situations today? Who knows because obviously egos got in the way. So where are we in present day? Well, there's a full fledged dog fight happening to determine who's responsible for who did what to who and how much its all worth. More to come as it unfolds.

So who did wrong, Office Depot or Nukote?
A new type of calculator - not your normal graphic calculator.

The Calculator video camera is a hidden wireless camera on its side so that you can discreetly record video and audio. It comes with its own digital receiver which has a built in LCD screen so you can view and also record whatever the calculator video camera sees. The specs for the camera are:

  • Resolution 320x240 pixels
  • 128MB memory, external memory 2GB
  • Video Capture Format: ASF, 25fps
  • Transmission Range: 15 meters line of sight
  • Built In Microphone: Max Audio Range 4 Meters
  • Audio Record Format: 4bit WMA
  • Camera Power Source: Internal rechargeable Li-ion battery (Approx 45 minutes operating time)
  • Calculator Power Source: 1x AA battery
From Ubergizmo

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Brother Laser Printers & AIO's

Brother HL-3000 Series Printer models

New Models: HL-3040CN, HL-3070CW

HL-3040CN key features:
  • Up to 17ppm print speed in color or monochrome
  • Up to 600x2400 dpi resolution using Brother’s LED print technology
  • Adjustable, 250-sheet paper capacity
  • Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces
  • Includes two-piece toner/drum set1
  • One-year exchange limited warranty
  • Estimated Street Price: $299

HL-3070CW key features:
  • Built-in wireless network interface
  • USB direct interface, allows users to print from their USB Flash memory drive (PDF and JPEG)
  • PCL6 and BR-Script3 emulations
  • Up to 17ppm print speed in color or monochrome
  • Up to 600x2400 dpi resolution using Brother’s LED print technology
  • Adjustable, 250-sheet paper capacity
  • Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interfaces
  • Includes two-piece toner/drum set1
  • One-year exchange limited warranty
  • Estimated Street Price: $349

New Brother MFC-9000 Series All-in-One models

Brother MFC-9010CN key features:
  • Offers print/scan/copy capabilities
  • Up to 17ppm print speed in color or monochrome
  • Up to 600 x 2400 dpi resolution using Brother’s LED print technology
  • Adjustable, 250-sheet paper capacity
  • Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Interfaces
  • Includes two-piece toner/drum set1
  • One-year exchange limited warranty
  • Estimated Street Price: $399

Brother MFC-9120CN key features:
  • Super G3 fax
  • Offers print/scan/copy capabilities
  • Up to 17ppm print speed in color or monochrome
  • Up to 600 x 2400 dpi resolution using Brother’s LED print technology
  • Adjustable, 250-sheet paper capacity
  • Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Interfaces
  • Includes two-piece toner/drum set1
  • One-year exchange limited warranty
  • Estimated Street Price: $449

Brother MFC-9320CW key features:
  • Built-in wireless network interface
  • USB Direct Interface, allows users to print from or scan to their USB Flash memory drive (PDF and JPEG)
  • Super G3 fax
  • Offers print/scan/copy capabilities
  • Up to 17ppm print speed in color or monochrome
  • Up to 600 x 2400 dpi resolution using Brother’s LED print technology
  • Adjustable, 250-sheet paper capacity
  • Ethernet and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Interfaces
  • Includes two-piece toner/drum set1
  • One-year exchange limited warranty
  • Estimated Street Price: $499

Printer Supplies Cross Referece

Kodak New AIO's

Kodak recently announced the addition of two new all-in-one (AIO) printers - the ESP 3250 and the ESP 5250 - to their photo printing lineup.

With Kodak AiO Printers, users can print vivid color documents and Kodak lab-quality photos at home for less, saving an average of $110 a year on ink compared to other leading consumer inkjet printers on the market. Hmmm, HP?

The 3-in-1 devices which can print, scan, copy - feature print speeds up to 30 pages per minute ppm in black and 29 ppm in color, a front side USB drive connection, intelligent paper sensors and the new scanners with 1200 PPI at 24 bit.

The ESP 3250 offers a 100-sheet paper capacity, 1.5 inch LCD, which can print a 4x6 photo in less than 30 seconds.


The ESP 5250 adds built-in Wi-Fi and a 2.4 inch LCD into the mix.

The ESP 3250 and the ESP 5250 are available now on Kodak's website for $129.99 and $169.99.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Xerox Numbers

We ran across the unusal compatible supply part number from Xerox.

544P13301

544P13469

544P13503

544P13606


We have been stumped before, but any help in the supplies community would be appreciated? What are these cartridges, our guess they are a new compatible toner cartridge.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Konica Supplies...We got'em

New Konica Minolta Supplies Part Numbers

TN-319K - Black Toner Cartridge
A11G130
TN-319C - Cyan Toner Cartridge
A11G430
TN-319M - Magenta Toner Cartridge
A11G330
TN-319Y - Yellow Toner Cartridge
A11G230
DR-311 - Drum Unit
TN-216K - Black Toner Cartridge
A11G131
TN-216C - Cyan Toner Cartridge
A11G431
TN-216M - Magenta Toner Cartridge
A11G331
TN-216Y - Yellow Toner Cartridge
A11G231
DV-311K - Developer
DV-311C - Developer
DV-311M - Developer
DV-311Y - Developer

See what machines these new supplies from Konica go to - Sign-up for a free trail to the imaging supplies cross reference.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Lexmark Info

We did a post about the new Lexmark inkjet printers and the new names that are coming out. Well here they are. So which major retailers are going to make room for these new printers. Office Depot seems to have a few of these Lexmark printers in stock.

IMPACT S305, Reorder Number (90T3005)
PROSPECT PRO, Reorder Number (90T6005)
INTERPRET S405, Reorder Number (90T4005)
INTUITION S505, Reorder Number (90T5005)
INTERACT S605, Reorder Number (60S0000)
PREVAIL PRO 705, Reorder Number (90T7005)
PRESTIGE PRO 805, Reorder Number (90T8005)
PLATINUM PRO 905, Reorder Number (90T9005)

With these Lexmark machines, there are alot of new supply SKU's, Non-Return, Return, High Yield, Low Yield, multi-packs. Not just a few simple 4 supplies, it's just got to get complicated.

Perfect for us...So if your customer wants a Lexmark 100 cartidge, you are going to ask, WHICH ONE?

Black Cartridges
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, BLACK, 14N0820, 100, RETURN PROGRAM
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, BLACK, 14N0918, 100A
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, BLACK, 14N1068, 100XL, RETURN PROGRAM
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, BLACK, 14N1092, 100XLA
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, BLACK, 14N1203, 100XL, RETURN PROGRAM,2/PK

Multi-Pack Cartridges
  • LEXMARK #100 INK, COMBO PACK, 14N1202, 100,CYAN/MAGENTA.YELLOW, RETURN PROGRAM
  • LEXMARK #100 INK, COMBO PACK, 14N1204, 100XL, CYAN/MAGENTA/YELLOW, RETURN PROGRAM

Cyan Cartridges
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, CYAN, 14N1069, 100XL, RETURN PROGRAM
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, CYAN, 14N1093, 100XLA
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, CYAN, 14N0920, 100A
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, CYAN, 14N0900, 100, RETURN PROGRAM

Magenta Cartridges
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, MAGENTA, 14N1070, 100XL, RETURN PROGRAM
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, MAGENTA, 14N1094, 100XLA
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, MAGENTA, 14N0921, 100A
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, MAGENTA, 14N0901, 100, RETURN PROGRAM

Yellow Cartridges
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, YELLOW, 14N1071, 100XL, RETURN PROGRAM
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, YELLOW, 14N0902, 100, RETURN PROGRAM
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, YELLOW, 14N1095, 100XLA
  • LEXMARK #100 INK CARTRIDGE, YELLOW, 14N0922, 100A
We have loaded all of their supplies and accessories into the cross reference system.

But check out Lexmarks microsite for these new printers - Business Card Scanner feature - Nice..

What is a Sticky Tool?

Why do you need one?

Do you have a website? Do you have traffic? Do you want people coming back to your website?

The purpose of a sticky tool, is a tool on your website that makes a prospect or customer come back to you site, day after day.

If you do searches for SEO tools, SEO Gadget, you will find there are alot of useful tools that can be used free of charge. So if you are doing self SEO, these are the perfect tools for you to come back to their site over and aver again.

We created a few sticky tools just for the office products dealers. The first one is an Office Depot, Staples and Office Max price comparison tool - simply enter up to 10 Office Depot or Office Max internal or OEM number, click submit, a few seconds later you will see all of their prices they sell for products for online. Now you don't have to go to their site and enter in one part number at a time. This tool will cut your time in researching the competition 10 fold...

Our next tools are Pricing calculators for resellers. If you sell on a marketplace like Amazon or Buy.com or take payments from PayPal or Google CheckOut, it always helps in finding out how the fees will cost you. Or best yet, what you need to price your products at to cover the transaction fee expense of using their services.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

6 New Canon Powershot Digital Cameras

Canon (NYSE: CAJ) has also announced that it has six new point-and-shoot digital camera to its PowerShot line.

The new model of cameras are the G11, S90, SX20 IS, SX120 IS, SD980 IS and SD 940IS.

The PowerShot G11 is a 10MP camera with a 5x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization and a 2.8-inch variable-angle LCD. The camera has two dials for easy access to ISO and exposure settings, and supports RAW format. The G11 will be sold in early October 2009.

The Canon Powershot S90 is also a 10 MegaPixel camera with a customizable control ring to access the settings. The device has a 3-inch LCD and a wide rage of shooting modes including support for RAW + JPEG. The S90 will ship in October.

The Canon Powershot SX 20 IS has 12.1 MegaPixel resolution and a massive 20x optical zoom lens with optical image stabilization. The camera can also shoot 720p video and HDMI output. The rear LCD is 2.5-inches, and it runs on AA batteries. The ship will be in September.

The Canon Powershot SX 120 IS is a 10 MegaPixel camera with 10x optical zoom and image stabilization. The back is 3-inch LCD and offers a simple mode for quick and easy shots. The SX120 IS uses AA batteries and will ship in September.

The Canon Powershot SD980 IS has a 3-inch LCD rear touch-sensitive and is capable of 720p video recording. The camera has a 5-fold optical zoom lens with image stabilization and a 12.1 MegaPixel sensor. The ship will be launched in October.

The last camera is the new Powershot SD940IS. It also has a 12.1 MegaPixel sensor, 4X optical zoom and image stabilization. The camera can be 720p HD video and HDMI output. The rear LCD is 2.7 cm and the camera ships in September.

Check the battery cross reference for digital cameras from Canon.

Monday, August 31, 2009

3M mPro110 - Upgraded to mPro120

3M has recently announced and are ready to roll out its second generation mini projectors. The 3M MPro120 mini projector which is a replacement for the 3M MPro110 that was introduced about this same time last year will have a few enhanced features. The new features are extended battery life, extended lamp life and stereo speakers.

The 3M Pro120 incorporating the new MM200 projection engine probably will hit the streets on the US market late September as there a few thousand units of the 3M MPro110 are still in the channel.

3M MPro 120 Specs
  • Integrated flip stand and tripod
  • Projection Brightness: 12 lumens of brightness
  • VGA resolution: 640 x 480 resolution
  • Projection size: 8 and 50 inches large
  • Projection Ratio: 4:3 aspect ratio
  • Battery Life: 2-4 hours
  • Projection Engine: MM200



Personally, if I needed a pocket projector right now, I would buy the 3M Pro110 from Amazon for $199, than rather pay $349.00 for the upgrade version.